MUCKING AROUND: Our photographer Dougie got me to sit in the chair and have Rex Page pretend to cut my hair. I'm wondering now what I would have looked like with a short back and sides. Photo Doug Eaton / Richmond River Express
MUCKING AROUND: Our photographer Dougie got me to sit in the chair and have Rex Page pretend to cut my hair. I'm wondering now what I would have looked like with a short back and sides. Photo Doug Eaton / Richmond River Express Doug Eaton

Examining The Express

Long-time barber

 

I was honoured to catch up with 90-year-old Rex Page, the barber from Kyogle who recently retired.

Not only was he a lovely man with a story to tell, but he had some great pieces of wisdom to share.

I knew Dougie, our photographer liked him too as he took a 'gazillion' photos of him.

Bentley update

Despite loving news stories I had a certain amount of apprehension at the idea of covering a police stand off with Bentley protestors last week.

I was preparing myself to camp out there on the Sunday night in readiness to cover probably one of the biggest stories in this area.

As a journalist I found that exciting but as a human I didn't want to be seeing people, on either side of the argument, getting hurt.

So it was with a great amount of relief last Thursday morning that I could go out to Bentley to get the reactions of landholder Charles Wilkinson and some of the lads and lasses who had been camping on his property, when the gas licence was suspended.

There were some unusual sights around Casino that day as some of the Bentley mob came into town and made their presence felt out the front of the Casino RSM. Check out the photo gallery on this page.

 

Queens to be crowned

I also had the opportunity to chat to each of the Beef Week Queen contestants and I gotta say, the judges are going to have a tough time choosing.

This Saturday kicks off Beef Week and I look forward to getting out and chatting to more people.

I've also been asked to help judge the window dress-up competition so I will have my camera handy.



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