Facebook photos of George Gerbic and Lindy Williams.
Facebook photos of George Gerbic and Lindy Williams.

The best 9 things I've read this week in The Gympie Times

THE Gympie Show has hogged the limelight this week and the weather has been kind to the Show organisers, especially new president Graham Engeman and secretary Sarah Neimand, who are dealing with all the challenges of their first Show in their new roles.

Sarah Niemand Gympie Show Secretary at the Showgrounds where it is all happening this weekend.
Sarah Niemand Gympie Show Secretary at the Showgrounds where it is all happening this weekend. Renee Albrecht

If you know where the Show Office at the Showgrounds you might want to drop off a beer or a wine to these two, who will no doubt collapse in a heap on Sunday. And if you are heading out to the Show today take into account the heavy traffic on Exhibition Rd (see photo).

The traffic heading out to the Showgrounds today is pretty intense - especially along Exhibition Road. Drive patiently everyone.
The traffic heading out to the Showgrounds today is pretty intense - especially along Exhibition Road. Drive patiently everyone. contributed

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Lachie and Derk Abberfield.
Lachie and Derk Abberfield. Renee Albrecht

Congratulations to them and to the myriad of volunteers who pull together to make our show the best country show in Queensland. It really is something to crow about - and that's just what will be going on in the Poultry pavilion.

Gympie Show fireworks on Thursday night. Don't miss them tonight - they will be incredible - thank you Tom Grady.
Gympie Show fireworks on Thursday night. Don't miss them tonight - they will be incredible - thank you Tom Grady. Renee Albrecht

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GALLERY: Thursday night at the Gympie Show

If you haven't been out there yet this week, please do your self a favour and support something that makes this community the great place it is to live and work. If you love fireworks, head out there tonight or tomorrow night. They are incredible and we all have the stalwarts tom and Lyn Grady to thank for that.

On the not-so-pleasant side of things, the former partner of George Gerbic will go to trial, charged with his murder and dismemberment, in July. Mr Gerbic's mutilated body made national headlines when it was discovered burnt and laying on the side of a road in the Gympie region five years ago.

Lindy Yvonne Williams has been charged with murdering Mr Gerbic, a Sunshine Coast businessman, in a domestic violence offence, and of misconduct with a corpse.
Lindy Yvonne Williams has been charged with murdering Mr Gerbic, a Sunshine Coast businessman, in a domestic violence offence, and of misconduct with a corpse. Contributed

Facebook photos of Torso victim George Gerbic and accused murderer Lindy Williams.
Facebook photos of Torso victim George Gerbic and accused murderer Lindy Williams.

Gympie council brought down its draft budget for public comment on Wednesday, indicating ratepayers are in for a 2.5% rate rise - and some are in for a 10% rate rise. As expected that has drawn a bit of fire.

Gympie council brings down its draft budget.
Gympie council brings down its draft budget. Tom Daunt

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And back onto a more heartfelt topic, Rainbow Beach businessman Tony Stewart's tireless work for the drought ravaged families of western Queensland shows no sign of slowing up. You can help Tony by buying a ticket to this years Bush to Beach fundraising dinner at Rainbow Beach. The Gympie Times will be there.

Drought angels Marlene Owen and Tony Stewart. Call them to book your tickets to this year's Bush to Beach fundraiser at Rainbow Beach.
Drought angels Marlene Owen and Tony Stewart. Call them to book your tickets to this year's Bush to Beach fundraiser at Rainbow Beach. Renee Albrecht

It has been another big week but bringing this region its daily news, and being a champion for our readers and our community is the greatest pleasure and honour. Catch you all next week and hope you manage to make it to the Show. Whatever you are doing, have a great weekend.

Gympie Times


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