THUMBS UP TO VOLUNTEERS
During the first week of the school holidays, my son was busy in the kitchen making and decorating cakes, picklets, meringues and all sorts of snacks to enter into the Griffith Show.
With great enthusiasm, he also wanted to complete for the Show Beau title, something he has won three times before.
On show day, he work up early, put on his attire and raced down to see if his cooking had won. He then proceeded to win 2019 Griffith Show Beau.
He has been quite chuffed with himself since.I would like to thank the committee who spend tireless hours organising and running the Griffith Show. Your efforts are appreciated by many.
I know you make my son very happy and he looks forward to the show each and every year. In his words, his favourite days of the year are; Christmas, his Birthday and the Griffith Show.
Greg Adamson, Griffith
STAFF ARE CREDIT TO OUR HOSPITAL
I would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff in emergency and on the medical ward of the Griffith Base Hospital for their help and care whilst I was a patient for a short stay recently.
No one could complain of their ability to care for their patients, even though they are so badly understaffed.
During one shift, it was apparent that there were only two sisters on the ward.
On another occasion, a sister clocked off from one shift and clocked on to do the afternoon shift, also because of staff shortage.
This problem is caused by lack of funding of course, which puts a lot of stress on those who are expected to cover the shifts and who are required to treat patients in a professional manner.
I do hope that provision is made for additional staff funding when the new hospital facilities are completed and opened to patients.
My few days were made easy by the good humour of all the nursing staff and it is to their credit that they do not allow staffing shortages to change the lovely way they look after their patients.
Thank you and God bless you all.
Betty Brady, Griffith
WHY WE CELEBRATE DIWALI
The Indian community will celebrate Diwali next Sunday. Years ago the Hindu god Lord Rama was to occupy Thorne of Audhuia (a town in India). His father had three wives, One of his wives said to him that her son should occupy the throne and Lord Rama should leave Audhia for 14 years.
Lord Rama went to South India Ravana, the ruler of Sri Lanka stole Lord Rama's wife Sita. Lord Rama had war with Ravana and killed Ravna in the war V.A. Smith writes in the Oxford History of India, "Rama's war with Ravna was in fact the march of Aryans (Indians) to the South India."
Amar Jit Singh, Griffith
HELP GIVE GIRLS THEIR VOICES
Earlier this month, the world celebrated International Day of the Girl (October 11). In many ways, 2019 has really been the year of the girl. We've seen girls finding their voice and campaigning for change.
Plan International Australia, the charity for girls rights, surveyed Australian girls about social justice and 91 per cent said they were eager to lead positive changes for the future.
Girls want to be heard and when they are given the chance, they do amazing things. Just look at the impact Swedish teenager and climate activist Greta Thunberg has had in just a year.
Unfortunately not every girl gets the chance to be heard. Right now, millions of girls are being married as children. Forced out of school. Half the world's population is being held back by inequality, but it doesn't have to be this way.
That's why we have launched our Give Equal campaign, a fun campaign every Australian can get behind to help us to lift girls out of poverty so they can realise their potential and pursue their dreams. And a better now for girls, means a better future for everyone.
You can sign up to our Give Equal at www.giveequal.org or call 13 75 26.
Susanne Legena, Plan International Australia
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