Firey was Riley's rally highlight

TANIA Longworth relocated to Casuarina recently and felt that by volunteering for the World Cup Rally it would provide a great avenue for meeting some of the locals and putting feelers out for employment.

She says the level of friendly embracement and professionalism by the organisers was overwhelming.

I saw much of the behind-the-scenes efforts and the community should be very proud of what was achieved.

However this story is about her nephew Riley Jay Longworth, a four- year-old visitor to the rally who would like to sincerely thank Kenny the Fireman for giving him the opportunity of a lifetime.

Having travelled all the way from Narrabri to see first-hand the thrill and excitement of rally cars, on the first eve of the event young Riley was enjoying a tasty sausage sanger on the steps of the Murwillumbah Fire Station.

Having always been fascinated by fireman Riley said hello to a passing firey who asked if Riley and his brother would like a personal tour of the fire station.

Due to Kenny's kind enthusiasm the boys got to see the fire lockers, dress up in the fire jackets and helmets, see the control room, check out the roster boards and hold the fire hoses.

Fireman Kenny also put together a little show bag for them each to take home, and took the time to educate them on some basic fire safety, ie “Get Down Low and Go, Go, Go”.

Their Aunty Tania was most impressed with the friendliness of the whole town during the event.

“Many local shop owners, volunteers and officials should be complemented for their efforts” she said.

The only embarrassment was on returning the young ones to their parents and being asked “How were the cars?”, the boys replied “Good, but you should have seen the fire station!” Thanks Kenny. Lovely PR work.  

TWEED Shire Cultural Officer Lesley Buckley did an excellent job organising the September 13 Robert Pope Presentation titled The Science-Art Foundations for Human Survival.

Prof Pope said a capacity audience at the Coolamon Cultural Centre reacted enthusiastically to the presentation which contained more than 70 slides linking the origins of ancient Greek Western science to the work of Greek philosophers who studied geometry with the priests of ancient Egypt so that scientific ideas of political freedom could be used against ancient the threat of Persian dictatorship.

It was presented so that the lay person could easily grasp why Professor Pope received his London-based Telesio Galilei Academy of Science Gold Medal Laureate at the recent June Conference on advanced Medical research into newly discovered cosmological energies, held at Yalta in the Crimea.

A similar laureate award was presented to Professor Simon Shnoll, the Head of Biological research at the University of Moscow, both scholars drawing upon discoveries belonging to the Classical Greek Age.

Prof Pope explained how the ancient 3rd Century BC Greek science of universal love had become contaminated with an obsession with the material decay process of atomic energies which forbid the idea of placing ethical human emotion into the structure of political science.

He demonstrated that from simplistic origins this obsession led to the present nuclear threat being aided and abetted by modern global economic rationalism which is based directly upon the law of universal destruction.

The good news was rather promising. Prof Pope's Research Centre's theories, that the Classical Greek Era had been based upon a fractal logic worldview had recently been published by the Harvard Smithsonian/NASA High Energy Astrophysics Library.

The NASA High Energy Project, Beyond Einstein -New Energies of the Cosmos, is scheduled for research up to 2030.

Prof Pope pointed out that sooner or later this fractal knowledge project must logically return to the foundations of Aristotle's ethical practical science to guide ennobling government.

 •  BURLEIGH Heads Care and Concern with members from the Tweed to northern Gold Coast will meet in the parish room, Park Avenue, on Friday, September 25 from 9.30am. Contact P.C.& Jane (07)5520 0473.  

  •  SOUTH Tweed Over 50s Friendship group spring program continues with lunch and card games from noon at South Tweed Community Hall, Heffron Street. Enquiries to Ruth Philip (02) 6674 1429. On September 25 there will be a sausage sizzle for $5.50 , October 2 the monthly meeting and October 16 bingo (bring your 5c pieces).  
  •   TWEED Dragons invite you to a Come and Try Day paddle followed by morning tea on Saturday, September 26, 9am at rear car park behind Seagulls, Gollan Drive Tweed Heads. You will need: a water bottle, appropriate clothing such as shorts and a T-shirt, towel and sunscreen. Footwear essential. Paddles will be provided. No obligation, just a fun family morning out. Queries Norm Hunt: (07) 5590 9354; 0407 162 619 or Kristi (07) 5524 1048.  
  •  2009 PARKINSON'S Seminar will be held on Saturday, September 26 at Banora Point Community Centre, Cnr Leisure and Woodland Drives, Banora Point. Register 9.15am, presentation 10am-1pm. Entrance by donation, raffle $1. Guest Speakers include Dr Geoffrey M Boyce - Consultant Neurologist; Janice Ellson - Aged Care Specialist, Elan Medical Supplies.  
  •  MURWILLUMBAH Showground Markets are on September 27 with a variety of stalls, entertainment and refreshments. Call 0422 565 168 for bookings. There will also be a bird sale, bookings to Denise (02)6672 1763.  
  •  SMOKEHOUSE Country Music Club get-together, Sunday, September 27 from 1pm at Coolangatta-Tweed Heads Golf Club for an afternoon of country music and dancing. All welcome to come along and join in the fun. Queries John (07)5590 7823.  
  •  TWEED District Softball sign-on day, Sunday, September 27, Piggabeen Sports Complex, West Tweed Heads,10am-1pm. All ages 7-70. T-ball, juniors, high school, open men's and open women's. Contact (07)55 23 2571 or
  •  TWIN Towns Friends will have another coach trip to Twelfth Night Theatre Brisbane for the multi-award-winning Johnny Cash Story. Tex Perkins is starring as Johnny. Bus leaves Banora Point at 8.30amNSW on October 21 for the matinee. Cost of $65 includes coach morning tea and show. Bookings (07) 5524 1841 or 0409 720 130 or Val (07)5513 1329 or 0408 462 542.

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