A word from the general manager
AS CHRISTMAS in the region becomes a distant memory for most of us, it is really pleasing to read today’s report of the good behaviour of most of the region’s motorists.
Our police were out in force across the region and it was encouraging to read the final results.
The results show the road safety message is starting to get through to our local residents.
Following a horror year of road trauma in our region especially on the Warrego Highway, I find the figures from the Christmas break heartening.
However, there is one in every crowd and the report of the driver being caught at more than five times over the legal alcohol limit was particularly disappointing.
There is no excuse for this behaviour when there has been a concerted effort by all concerned to educate the public about road safety especially the fatal five.
The usual outcry regarding hot cross buns has begun. Christmas is over and the hot cross buns are on the shelves.
My feeling is to let the public decide.
Or maybe the public have already decided because if there was no market for hot cross buns we wouldn’t even see them on the shelves so early in the year.
I understand the cross on the bun has an obvious religious significance for many people so why don’t we simply take the cross off and it will then be just a fruit bun until we get to the Easter period.
We will once again be supporting Old Fernvale Bakery and their annual fundraiser for the Queensland Children’s Hospital.
Based on bun sales with a portion of all sales going to the hospital where many of the children in the region find their way during sickness.
This is a worthwhile cause and Bill and Lyn Rose are to be congratulated.
Keep an eye out for the start of the fundraiser and be sure to give your support in the lead in to Easter.