Letters to the editor

February 09, 2018

Christmas spirit alive in Ky

TO THE people of Kyabram.

We are incredibly grateful for your support of toys, wooden toys, games, vouchers, hampers and more for our local families over the 2017 Christmas period.

A special thank you to Sheridan Partners, Dawes and Vary Riordan, Waterpool, Morrison and Sawyers as well as Target Country Kyabram.

We made Chistmas a much happier time for a lot of families in the area — especially children.

Many thanks for everyone’s generosity.

Judith Stone and Margaret Newton, Uniting Care/Target Christmas appeal.

Ready for a close shave?

IN MARCH, the iconic Australian fundraising campaign World’s Greatest Shave will be celebrating its 20th birthday and to commemorate this milestone, the Leukaemia Foundation is calling on record numbers of Australians to register and join in the fun.

Throughout the past two decades, more than 1.9 million Australians have supported the campaign to help the Leukaemia Foundation continue its vision to cure and mission to care.

Every day, another 35 Aussies are diagnosed with a blood cancer such as leukaemia, myeloma and lymphoma. Thanks to the support of ordinary Australians, blood cancer patients and their families continue to receive free emotional and practical support, educational resources and transport to and from vital medical appointments from the Leukaemia Foundation.

Your support also means regional families continue to be provided with free home-away-from-home accommodation near their treating centres.

Our commitment to fund research projects continues to help more Australians with blood cancer survive and live a better quality of life.

I’d like to take this opportunity to invite the Kyambram community to join us and register for World’s Greatest Shave in 2018 to help beat blood cancer. Let’s make this year the boldest and bravest year ever! Register today at

Bill Petch, Leukaemia Foundation chief executive.

Appetite for destruction

DIFFERENT people tend to view and interpret life in different ways.

Some of the interpretations may be better than others, but none of them is perfect.

Individuals, who have a similar view, or background tend to join into groups.

They believe that their views are best and try to force them on other people.

This can lead to friction and animosity between different races, nations, social classes and religions.

We are being dominated by natural instincts, and animal-like fighting has been going on since the beginning of the human race.

The civilisation is only skin deep and weapons are becoming more sophisticated and destructive.

We have to produce arms for our protection, but keep them under control.

If they get in wrong hands, they can cause great loss of human lives.

Jiri Kolenaty, Rushworth.

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