We need to know what to do in a nuclear attack

While we all argue long and hard about same sex marriage, dual citizenship and changing the date of Australia Day, what happens if there's a nuclear strike?

Gympie extremes: your weather for the week

QLD WEATHER CHART: Isolated patches of cloud over far north Queensland due to moist onshore winds are triggering a few showers. Skies are clear over the remainder of the state under a large ridge of high pressure. Courtesy of Weatherzone.

A few extremes this week in Gympie

He's 93, has dementia and makes love with a sex worker

People with dementia can experience massive changes in their libidos.

Meet the escort who helps men with dementia enjoy sex

Gorgeous old-timers need love too

Check out these 10 mature animals available at Gympie RSPCA

Devereaux discovers not every win is a victory

SAND STAR: Bruce Devereaux relaxes in unique fashion on the beach.

Bruce finds himself in the middle of a family beach battle.

Historical group finishes with a bang

Members of the Gympie Historical Re-Enactment Group perform for the final time at the Gympie Mining Museum Markets on Sunday August 20, 2017. (Back from left:) Egon Gfrerer, Brad Ensor and Allan Blackman. (Front from left:) Anne-Marie Walsh, Del Reid, Christine Beckmann, Nereda Gfrerer, Barbara Moore, Paul Knox, John Beckmann, Norm Pratt and Paul Marsh.

Gympie Historical Re-Enactment group drop the curtain

QAS races to Mary Valley accident

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A male patient is being for suspected head injuries.

They're a new level of silly

TOO FAR? Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is in Colin's crosshairs this week.

Colin feels the section 44C saga has sunk to a new low

We need more options than just 'yes' or 'no'

We need more options than just 'yes' or 'no' - letter

This has nothing to do with running the country: letter

Redefining marriage 'an attack on freedom': Shelton

Lyle Shelton from the Australian Christian Lobby. Photo Contributed

'I will always believe the truth about marriage'

Plenty of options for Cooinda clients

MODERN LOOK: Cooinda staff in front of the Hibiscus building at Cooinda Aged Care are Ruth Marsh, Tina Redding and Emily Turner.

Cooinda Aged Care forging into the future

Eureka strikes Gympie gold

BINGO FUN: Freshwater Villas manager Karen Crossley and bingo helper Lea Slade have fun organising bingo for some of the residents at Freshwater Villas.

Gympie retirement village changes ownership

This and that but 'ain't no tat'

FANCY WORK: Fancy That manager May Nash is loving the new-look store which re-opened yesterday after extensive renovations.

Gympie Op-Shop re-opens after $10,000 of renovations.

Fairytale inspired Gympie caterers off to smoking start

Beauty And The Beard Eats and Events' owners Lauren Langley and Jarrod Dan.

Teenage passion for food becomes reality.

How to hurt your career prospects with a single email

"It actually decrease perceptions of competence."

Plan to slash electricity prices by 25%

Eectricity pylons and power lines at sun set sun rise in Woolooga.

Power move to spike price war

How Coast woman's simple idea became a cookbook empire

Kim McCosker with one of her 30 cookbooks, The Easiest Slow Cooker Book Ever.

Sense of creativity more important than business degree

Construction boss warns of industry 'bloodbath' in 2018

Condev’s Gold Coast-based managing director Steve Marais predicts a grim outlook for the construction industry in 2018.

“A lot of people come in thinking it's an easy way of making money.'

Shark Tank: Extreme diet business slammed

Be Fit Food co-founder Kate Save on Shark Tank. Source:Supplied

Ultra-low calorie meals concern rival dietitian

Oaky ban on 'scab', 'grub' and 'maggot'

MINEFIELD: If orange is the new black, grub is the new scab for union members.

Fair Work Commission steps in on escalating EA stalemate

Weis family sits down for rare interview after business sale

ICE CREAM ICON: Les Weis outside the Weis factory recently purchased by Unilever. Thursday, 17th Aug, 2017.

How to begin a 60-year story? Let's start with how to pronounce Weis

EXPLAINED: What the 'Costco effect' means for Ipswich

PRICE WARS: A Costco store similar to this one in Canberra, is planned for Ipswich.

Exclusive 'cult' about to change how families do grocery shopping

'SSM comes down to discrimination at its core'

Letter: Churches don't pay taxes but still feel they should have a say in state matters

We are not homophobic, but...

The debate still rages locally over same sex marriage.

Our issues and concerns must be addressed

Farmer says steep rate rise makes region unaffordable

A Kandanga rural landowner has hit out at Gympie Regional Council in a letter to the editor about what she says is a "dismal” steep rise in rates

DISMAL to find Gympie Regional Council rates steep rise: letter

Elderly man says he is not a hypocrite or a bigot

This letter writer rejects the claim his generation is full of bigots and his church is full of hypocrites.

Letter writer from 'older folk' not happy

Forget the facade in Tuscany

The search for the best outdoor cafes in Italy unearths a foodie's dream.

Cafe visit turns into a feast for the senses

OPINION: No excuse for animal cruelty

Ideology can't be blamed for attacks on defenceless animals.

Ideology can't be blamed for attacks on animals.

Mindless horror: What really drove Barcelona attack

Driss Oukabir, 28, was named by police as having rented the van used in the attack. He was the first to be arrested.

The Barcelona attack notable for its both tragedy and idiocy

Motorcyclist busted 40kmh over speed limit

ROAD SAFETY: Police will be out in force this week to crack down on road offences across the Fraser Coast, as part of Road Safety Week.

The man was caught doing 40kmh over the limit.

'Why I forgive the bikie who shot me during stand-off'

Robina Town Centre shooting victim Kathy Devitt reflects on her ordeal. Picture: Tim Marsden

Kathy Devitt still has a fragment of the bullet lodged in her side.

'Stuck throttle' blamed in death of two beloved Coast dads

Daniel King lost his life in a motorsport accident at Queensland Raceway.

Mr Bull, an avid surfer who has been described as “loved by all”

Lost Qld runner: '24 hours without food, 16 without water'

Gold Coast runner Peter Dalby spent 36 hours lost in dense hinterland bushland after losing his way on a 24km run. He became lost at Binna Burra on Friday after embarking on the run in the morning.

“I nearly died up there in those hills."

Legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis has died

Jerry Lewis (right) was best known for his movies with Dean Martin in the 1950s. Picture: Supplied

The comedy legend was surrounded by his family.

Woman left to die in horror hit and run

The wreck of the woman’s car after the horrifying crash. Picture: AAP Image/Dean Martin Source:News Corp Australia

The 40-year-old woman's life was snuffed in an instant

CRACKdown: Nudists targeted amid allegations of sleaze

An unidentified nudist pictured at a “clothes-optional” beach at Point Addis in Victoria. Picture: David Crosling/file

Police launched a crackdown on lurid sexual behaviour.

Bill Shorten rising: Newspoll's verdict on Coalition

Federal Opposition leader Bill Shorten speaks at a marriage equality rally at RMIT in Melbourne, Sunday, August 20, 2017. Shorten was addressing the forthcoming marriage equal postal survey.  AAP Image/Julian Smith

Labor is now at its strongest point for 2017 so far.

Girl, 16, allegedly knocked out during weekend game

A teenage girl, 16, allegedly knocked unconscious during the game

Lost Australian boy Julian Cadman confirmed dead in Spain

Julian Cadman was in Barcelona with his mother Jom. Picture: Facebook

“He was so energetic, funny and cheeky..."

'Unite the Right' rally cut short in Boston

Counterprotesters make their point at a "free speech” rally in Boston.

'Unite the Right' rally cut short after clashes in downtown Boston.

Rebel's tweet on mag editor costs her $120K

Rebel Wilson leaves the Victorian Supreme Court on June 15 after winning her defamation case against Bauer Media.

Rebel Wilson quietly settles second defamation case for $120,000.

America’s super nukes can reach anywhere on Earth in 30 mins

An unarmed Minuteman III missile launches from Vandenberg air force Base, California in August. Picture: AP

They are 20 times more powerful than the atomic bomb

‘The most horrific crime we’ve seen’

Three girls aged under 10 were found brutally murdered in Clinton, Maryland. Picture: NBCSource:Supplied

Three girls under 10 have been found brutally murdered

Julian’s dad arrives in Barcelona

Julian Cadman, 7, who is missing in Barcelona after the attack. Picture: Facebook

Andrew Cadman arrives in Spain as hero who saved Jom Cadman emerges

Cop enjoys well earned cuppa after croc capture

Constable Samuel Hyson from Gunbalanya Police caught a crocodile in the street after a call from a concerned shop owner. Picture: NT Police

Local shopkeeper warned of crocodile in the street.

Rocky travel agent gives US Army guy drunken lift to barracks

Shiven Haresh Mukhi pleaded guilty to one count of drink driving in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on August 17.

Travel agent's BAC triple the legal limit

Nude blogger takes on Instagram over 'sexuality'

The Nude Blogger has been booted off Instagram

“Instagram just couldn’t differentiate my non-sexual nudity"

Major airline adds new direct flights for Sunshine Coast

PACK YOUR BAGS: Fresh flights are on offer over the festive season for the Sunshine Coast.

Airline delivers Christmas gift with new direct Coast flights

Cheers! Taking lychee booze from Tiaro to the world

Lychee Hill Estate's John Pool is looking to export his unique lychee-based liqueurs and wines into China.

How one fruit farm is looking to China to make their mark

The great Australia Day date debate: Gympie has its say

Australia day celebrations; when should they occur?

Region leaders and readers split on whether to change the date.

Survivor twist bound to shock

TARA Pitt benefited from a shock twist on Australian Survivor, but will everyone be happy? She’s bracing for a viewer backlash.

The Block goes back to school with gorgeous kids rooms

Ronnie and Georgia's winning kids bedroom in a scene from The Block.

ONE magical bedroom received the first perfect score of the season.

A prince is sailing around the Whitsundays

Prince of Denmark Frederik is racing on Wild Oats in the Whitsundays.

Rumours circulating about where the princess is

What's on the small screen this week

Rob Collins and Jessica Marais in a scene from season two of The Wrong Girl.

JESSICA Marais returns in The Wrong Girl.

Playing Tom Cruise's wife was a dream for Sarah Wright

Tom Cruise and Sarah Wright in American Made.

The actress stars opposite Cruise in the action comedy

Valley Show: Still going strong after 98 years

Lotus and Bella Leucht.

The Mary Valley Show attracting some of it's best crowds yet

GALLERY: Fun and fashion at the races

Monica Belz.

Fashion and fun meet at the Gympie Showgrounds