Monthly Archives: October 2013

Doctor’s quick work saves life

An 86 year old man’s life has been saved by the quick action of local doctor, Younes Ismail. Mr Lamont presented to Dr Ismail at his surgery last Monday suffering shortness of breath. After examining him Dr Ismail organised urgent blood tests and found Mr Lamont had pneumonia and a very serious heart condition. Within just hours of seeing him Dr Ismail had the results of the...

Locals recognised at Giyanha Dirrabuu Murri Awards

Young Aboriginal people growing up in the New England region have some young leaders they can look up to. If the annual Giyanha Dirrabuu Murri Awards, presented at Capitol Theatre Tamworth, are guide, the future is in good hands. Giyanha Dirrabuu Murri is a Gamilaraay word meaning “Future Outstanding Aboriginal” and captured the essence of the recipients who came from a wide area of the region. Students recognised...

Mad Hatters

By Sally Alden The scene is set and the countdown is on… with only 10 more sleeps until Quirindi’s very own ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’. The White Rabbit from the acclaimed Lewis Carroll novel ‘Alice in Wonderland’ will be there, as will the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat. So pack your maddest hat, a good dash of community spirit and head to 14 Stanley Crescent on...