The 10 Best Things I've Read This Week
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'll catch you next week.