School students and the city Olympic pool
Scott Hyams makes several good points concerning the City Olympic Pool in his well-considered NDL letter of 28 November.
The comment regarding school student numbers estimated at 1400 using the pool needs clarification.
From information on the individual school websites, Tamworth Public Primary School has 900 students, Calrossy has 1,000 students, Oxley High school has 1,000, St Nicholas Primary has 580 students, McCarthy High School has 900 student, St Josephs Primary School has 200, West Tamworth Primary has 390 and Oxley Vale Primary has 340 students.
These student numbers total 5,310. School groups can often be seen walking to the City Olympic Pool in the warmer months.
These students would probably have two parents and four grandparents and numbers of aunts and uncles, estimated at perhaps 15,000 people.
What will they be thinking at Council election time in September 2020?
Stephen Maher, Tamworth
Dance for rain event
It was enlightening to actually listen to a farmer, Kevin Tongue, who spoke to the audience at recent fundraiser 'Dance for rain', at South Bowling Club. CWA ladies were also heavily involved.
Professional input from Michael Ticehurst as MS was 'worth gold'.
Len waters welcomed the crowd with traditional words of wisdom.
Lauren Ryan sang strongly both in English and Kamilaroi.
Lucy spoke on climate change issues in the positive spirit of future forward-thinking. Shelly and Lawrie Minson stole the hearts of the audience.
The New Age Happy Band played for the dancers and singers.
Dance included new Vogue and Dancing Devils, Maree Zumba'ed and the youngsters 'flossed' for the farmers (it's a dance).
Rain dance by Glenda (from Gunnedah) was very popular and appropriate to the occasion.
'Design by Colleen Tighe-Johnson' was a big crowd pleaser. A talented artist/designer, Colleen's work was proudly presented by sarah and Riley.
What an awesome effort from all the volunteers artists and helpers who gave their time to do their bit for our farmers and mads the day such a successful event.
Many happy punters left with a valuable raffle prize. Thank you immensely to a long list of sponsors. all played a note in the band of success.
Thank you one and all.
Locomotive Line Dancers
Smoothly and soothingly, Scott Morrison says he is appalled by the twenty-three million illegal transactions carried out by Westpac. Some of this activity helped to finance terrorism and child abuse.
I'm sure he is appalled, because for five years Scott Morrison was Treasurer in Liberal governments, with responsibility for banking.
It's no wonder he is trying to move us ever-so-gently away from any memory of that fact.
But the more he does so, the more he looks and sounds like Bob Jelly.
Grant Agnew, Coopers Plains, QLD