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Ricardo for mayor of Ruse – and it’s RIP Tim Stuart

Ricardo for mayor of Ruse – and it’s RIP Tim Stuart

Last week in this column we speculated about the biggest personalities in our various suburbs. Indeed we called for nominations after we discussed whether current Councillor Bob Thompson or MP Anoulack Chanthivong should get the nod for Ingleburn. In retrospect we should have included long serving Ingleburn chamber secretary Phil Occhiuto. As for the others we have so far received a couple of nominations. One is for young Josh Cotter as mayor of Glen Alpine, based on his activism and standing for election twice in six months. A former mayor, Paul Hawker, is also seen as a good chance to… Read more »

It’s a close shave but Anoulack pips Bob for ‘mayor of Ingleburn’

It’s a close shave but Anoulack pips Bob for ‘mayor of Ingleburn’

After an hour of watching local after local resident come and greet MP Anoulack Chanthivong while we were having coffee in Ingleburn last Thursday I’m prepared to stick my neck out and declare him the “mayor of Ingleburn’’. Which is a bit of a problem because the night before and just a few metres around the corner, the real mayor of Campbelltown, George Brticevic, kept referring to Cr Bob Thompson as the “mayor of Ingleburn’’. And sure, Bob’s been around for ever, but I have proof he’s not numero uno in our northern districts. But he’d be my deputy mayor…. Read more »

Our Frank’s taking up golf again at the age of 88

Our Frank’s taking up golf again at the age of 88

He will turn 88 on April 14 but instead of slowing down Frank Ward plans to take up golf again. The former real estate man and Campbelltown councilor, who lives up north in Shoal Bay these days, is a keen reader of the Voice. An enthusiastic writer of letters to the editor back in the heyday of local print newspapers, he has found the user friendly digital letter writing much to his liking. In his last online note to us Frank gives us an update on what’s ahead for him: “I am well thank you and have a very busy… Read more »

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