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GOOD CAUSE: Operation Christmas Child organiser Lesley Johnson with volunteers packing up Christmas gifts for impoverished children.

GOOD CAUSE: Operation Christmas Child organiser Lesley Johnson with volunteers packing up Christmas gifts for impoverished children.

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GREEN THUMBS: Gunning Garden members club tend to some plants alongside Dalton Public School students during National Gardening Week.

GREEN THUMBS: Gunning Garden members club tend to some plants alongside Dalton Public School students during National Gardening Week.

Picture this: a little boy, buck naked, his only clothes hanging out to dry. He opens a gaily decorated shoe box to discover, among other Christmas gifts, a new pair of shorts.

Oh the excitement as he dives into his new daks! St Edmund’s Anglican ladies recently packed 25 Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes for some of the worlds’ most impoverished children, like this little fellow.

BORN TO BE WILD: This gleaming  Indian Roadmaster Classic caught the eye of many passers-by on Gunning's main street when it stopped for a while.

BORN TO BE WILD: This gleaming Indian Roadmaster Classic caught the eye of many passers-by on Gunning's main street when it stopped for a while.

As postage costs continue to rise, your compassionate assistance to cover these is vital. Please phone Lesley Johnson on 4845 1102 to donate.

SEEDS PLANTED

Last week Gunning Garden Club members planted the seed for gardening enthusiasm in younger residents during the inaugural National Gardening Week. Gunning and Dalton Primary School students and teachers were each presented with a plant.

Students at Dalton School have new raised beds and proudly claimed they love eating brussel sprouts! At Gunning Primary, the principal suggested singing to their plants and gave a rendition of his favourite song.

ONE NICE RIDE

While we certainly get our share of cowboys on our roads, it was an Indian that grabbed recent attention.

The amazing spring weather brings out some equipage that gets even the seasoned motorbike riders chattering.

Gunning’s vision splendid was a Indian Roadmaster Classic, gleaming in black with tan leather. Upon start-up the twin exhausts created a sound that would make any American muscle car owner ecstatic. The couple touring on the Tasmanian-registered machine were taking a slow route on the by-ways to Redcliffe, Queensland. Their immediate path was through Tuena to Bathurst, being assured that it was a good ride despite a small unsealed section.

The bike’s heated seats and hand grips, four-speaker stereo, cruise control, electric windshield and Bluetooth connectivity would certainly go a long way to make it the cruise of a lifetime. Their choice of routes probably sealed the deal.

SPORTS BRA TEST

Maybe your local unsealed road is bad but you might consider the teeth chattering, bone-jarring experience of a DPI female staffer on unsealed roads somewhere out of Moree who commented later: “Wish I had worn a sports bra!” Check out pages 93-94 of Council’s September Business Papers for important changes in unsealed road maintenance. In the meantime I wonder if our recently appointed Director of Works, Mursaleen Shah will incorporate the “Sports Bra Test” into unsealed road maintenance assessment rules and regulations!