It's that time of year again (The festival will commence on August 25) when locals and visitors alike run in the Dubbo Stampede. The annual event is a celebration of all that is good with the world, friendship, fundraising, fellowship and fitness. This year is the eighth year of the Stampede; we look forward to seeing you at the Zoo on the day.
We brought you the story of a homeless man this week who may have to move from his campsite just outside of Dubbo, it's a sad tale, and I urge you all to read it.
The wonderful facility that is the Macquarie Home Stay is seeking new blood for its board, would that be something you'd like to put your hand up to do? It's a vital facility for those that don't live in Dubbo seeking medical help.
The kitchen discussion (we don't have a water cooler) in the office this week was around the Juvenile Justice detainees who wreaked havoc at a local detention centre. How could it happen, how could it be allowed to go on for so long, and what the end damage bill would be were all questions we asked.
And, election day is near, and Labor's pledge to save Dubbo lives via an innovative National Telestroke Network based at the Dubbo hospital sharpened the argument over health and politics in our newsroom. Dubbo stroke survivor Victor Brook says Labor's Telestroke Network will save lives.
And, remember never criticise someone until you have walked a mile in their shoes.
That way, when you criticise them, you'll be a mile away, and you'll have their shoes!
Well, that's it from me, enjoy reading the news and thank you for supporting quality local journalism, and bad jokes.