It's almost the weekend - have a great one everybody.
It's almost the weekend - have a great one everybody. Renee Albrecht

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WE LIVE in the country so we are always going to come across plenty of weird and wonderful animal stories, and the story of little "Lamby” that is in tomorrow's Gympie Times is pretty wonderful.

GOT MILK? One-week-old Lamby sneaks a drink hours before heavily pregnant Good Pig goes into labour.
GOT MILK? One-week-old Lamby sneaks a drink hours before heavily pregnant Good Pig goes into labour. Contributed

It comes after a week of pestilence - zika and denghue fever mozzies have been discovered in 19 defective water tanks out at Goomeri, and tick poisonings in the region are through the roof because the bandicoots have bred up.

Gympie Cats player Kade Kent height 175cm weight 60kg number4
Gympie Cats player Kade Kent height 175cm weight 60kg number4 Renee Albrecht

And right on cue, this weekend the Gympie Cats, peaking at the right end of the season, will play their last home game at the Ray Warren Oval against Bundaberg.

Gympie Cats vs Brothers Bulldogs - Beau Ridgeway
Gympie Cats vs Brothers Bulldogs - Beau Ridgeway Leeroy Todd

We hope all of Gympie turns out to cheer the lads home. Their games are pretty entertaining to watch and it's a great atmosphere out there at the Six Mile.

Gympie Cats v Brothers Bulldogs - three quarter time team talk.
Gympie Cats v Brothers Bulldogs - three quarter time team talk. Leeroy Todd

The Cooloola Heat men's hockey side also play their last home game of the season this weekend, and again we hope Gympie turns out to support the boys at the Southside Hockey grounds.

Cooloola Heat vs Flinders - Darren Brown warms up
Cooloola Heat vs Flinders - Darren Brown warms up Leeroy Todd

Repeated frosts and dry conditions around the region have left the countryside tinder dry and our firefighters have found themselves busy putting out plenty of spontaneous grassfires - not the mention a decent blaze at Gympie Auto Wreckers on Monday which involved eight cars.

FIRE DANGER: Rural firefighters battling a blaze at East Deep Creek on Wednesday.
FIRE DANGER: Rural firefighters battling a blaze at East Deep Creek on Wednesday. Philippe Coquerand

We had a very important visitor from Manhattan here at The Gympie Times recently and one of the many comments he made about the region was the colourful murder cases going on that involved women defendants.

"What's making them do it?” he asked.

Facebook photos of Torso victim George Gerbic and his murderer Lindy Williams
Facebook photos of Torso victim George Gerbic and his murderer Lindy Williams

Those cases have made headlines in the last week - the "headless torso butcher” as she is now known has been causing a bit of a stir in jail, and the evidence brief was completed in the grisly Goomboorian woodchipper death case.

HEADLESS TORSO CASE: Lindy Yvonne Williams is now in jail for the murder of George Gerbic, and for interfering with his corpse.
HEADLESS TORSO CASE: Lindy Yvonne Williams is now in jail for the murder of George Gerbic, and for interfering with his corpse. Contributed

I'm sending off my newsletter a day early this week as I'm taking a long weekend to be the proud mother of the groom at my eldest son's long-awaited wedding.

My son Jacob and his fiancee Dayjil met as students at St Patrick's Primary School here in Gympie and after 13 years together will finally tie the knot at Kenilworth this weekend. So exciting.

TAKEN AT THEIR DEBUT: Jacob Buhle and Dayjil Fincham are getting married this weekend. Congratulations to the gorgeous couple.
TAKEN AT THEIR DEBUT: Jacob Buhle and Dayjil Fincham are getting married this weekend. Congratulations to the gorgeous couple. contributed

So, have a great weekend everybody. I know I will. And don't forget, if you ever want to give me some feedback on what we're doing online or in print, don't hesitate to email me at editor@gympietimes.com.

I'll catch you next week.

Gympie Times


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