Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Highway Heroes Hailed for Help; Kindness Welcomed

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Highway Heroes Hailed for Help; Kindness Welcomed

Article excerpt

CORRECTION: A THUMBS UP last week inferred a local chiropractor had a[approximately]turned' a baby so it could be born naturally. This was incorrect. Chiropractors gently release spinal nerves and uterine ligaments, thus allowing babies to turn themselves naturally.

Thumbs up

A massive thumbs up to the two Pacific Hwy upgrade workers, Jason and Mick, who came to my rescue after my car ran out of fuel between the two Sandy Beach turn-offs this week.

You filled me up and got me going and your thoughtfulness made me smile all day.

I can assure you it will be the very last time my husband borrows my car and runs it to almost empty without filling it up.

We recently had an unfortunate incident were a car smashed into our bedroom. No one was hurt and we would like to give a big thumbs up to all the services that helped out - Fire Brigade, Police, SES and Coffs Harbour Water.

To whoever handed my phone in at the Coast Hotel on Saturday night.

To all the surf lifesavers who give up their time every weekend to make sure we are safe at the beach.

To my dad and brother who volunteer for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter selling tickets, for doing dune care on the weekends and for calling bingo at their local aged care facility.

To all the tourists visiting Urunga. They are bringing a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere to our small village and are always happy and smiling.

To the new School for Social Entrepreneurs Australia program being launched in the Coffs Coast region for local change makers.

To the Carlton Mid day at Park Beach Reserve. Big screens for the cricket and lots of fun was had.

Thumbs Down

In last Saturday's Advocate there was a notice published in your "Thumbs" section about a child who had been attacked by an aggressive dog in Bower Cres, Toormina.

Three weeks ago my husband had a serious chunk taken out of his leg by a dog in the same street while letter-box dropping. He is up for a total of six weeks medical care as a result.

A coincidence? I think not. He describes the dog as being large and red. If you live in that street and have a dog matching that description, you need to control your dog. …

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