News

Mrs Mac seeks mystery helper

KINDNESS OF STRANGERS: June McQuillin is looking for the Good Samaritan who stopped by the roadside to help her after a run of car troubles.
KINDNESS OF STRANGERS: June McQuillin is looking for the Good Samaritan who stopped by the roadside to help her after a run of car troubles. Amber Hooker

JUNE McQuillin is familiar to most in the Central Highlands as "Mrs Mac", but it is a stranger the retired Emerald Eagles soccer club stalwart seeks.

She is looking for the identity of someone who recently did her a big favour.

After two bouts of bad luck on her way to Carmila - where she and her husband will retire from their lives in Emerald - the kindness of a "Good Samaritan" put Mrs Mac at ease in her time of need - and now she is determined to thank him.

"I drove from here to pick the mail up at the Gemfields, and leaving the Gemfields to go to Capella I hit a 'roo," Mrs Mac recalled of the Wednesday, November 18 afternoon.

After some men assessed the damage in Capella, Mrs Mac continued on along the Fitzroy Development Rd, but 20km from the Middlemount turn-off her bonnet flew up and smashed her windscreen.

Clinging to the side of her car, her "old knees shaking", a road worker - who Mrs Mac believes works for council or maybe a company called 'Refelections' - approached her and lent a helping hand.

"He pulled the bonnet down, he tied the bonnet up, he cleaned the inside for me, and the seat," Mrs Mac said.

"I remember he told me 'one good turn deserves another, so you can pass it on'.

"I would love to find out who he was, or where he comes from, just to say 'thank you'."

Mrs Mac continued on to Carmila where, despite sporting a headache, enjoyed a family reunion with her sisters, brother and sister-in-law.

She said without the man's help, she "would be history", and felt it was important to let someone know when they made a difference in your life.

"If it's someone nice behind the counter you say 'thank you, thank you very much for your work'."

If anyone can help find Mrs Mac's Good Samaritan, please contact CQ News.

Topics:  emerald help


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Members needed for club to survive

Auctioneer Len "Fonz” Bargenquest and Rotary member Errol Rix at the Blackwater Rotary Auction.

Blackwater Rotary Club is looking for more members

It's time to pay council rates

The Central Highlands Regional Council office in Emerald.

Rates are expected in the letterboxes of Central Highlands residents

Flood mitigation work complete

MITIGATION PROJECT: The earthmover at work to clear the Nogoa River.

The flood mitigation project in the Nogoa River is complete.

Local Partners

Hottest day in February

CQ sweltered through its hottest Feb day this week.

How Stay at Home Mum blogger Jody Allen struck it big

Jody Allen and Walt Collins will co-host the Seven Network's Stay at Home Mum television series from April.

Jody Allen's star continues to rise at incredible speed

Dance night away at ball

HAVING A BALL: Emerald Outside School Hours Care is holding a Valentine's Ball to fundraise for an outdoor playground.

Tickets are selling fast for the Valentine's Ball next weekend.

Comedy with extra cheese

Paul Fenech is taking his TV series Fat Pizza on the road for a series of live shows.

Fat Pizza and Housos are coming to town

Crocodile, hippo fears as I'm A Celeb filming hit by flooding

THERE are fears crocodiles and hippos could make their way into the I'm A Celebrity camp after cyclone causes flooding.

Small screen users make switch to smaller screens

In this photo taken Oct. 16, 2013, a girl plays Supercelll's Hay Day game on an iPad. The Finnish 'Clash of Clans' mobile game maker Supercell said Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, it plans to launch its third game next month on a tide of soaring revenues and profits. The new game, 'Boom Beach,' will be launched in March. It's been tested in Canada and Australia, ranking fifth in both countries' iPhone app store lists, according to the company. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Milla Takala)  FINLAND OUT

The digital age generation makes the switch

Nadia visits Coast to escape Married At First Sight drama

Married At First Sight's Nadia Stamp takes a breather from the show's drama at Mooloolaba.

MAFS bride unwinds on the Coast ahead of commitment ceremony

‘I didn’t stuff it up like you have’: Plibersek on Q&A

“I didn’t stuff it up the way you have stuffed it up, George”: Tanya Plibersek.

Plibersek lashed out at Brandis to plenty of applause

MKR cheating scandal: Alyse and Matt hit back

Matt Jenner shows his MKR rivals the curry paste he and Alyse used.

Alyse and Matt Jenner have hit back at claims they cheated on MKR

The spare part that forced the ABC off air

Aunty's showing her age ahead during new IT roll out

Why ABC Coast FM has taken so long to resume local programming

MKR rocked by satay sauce cheating scandal

Alyse and Matt slammed for satay sauce fiasco.

Popular island resort sells to loaded international investor

OUR PICK: Chris Foey's colourful shot of one of Gladstone's great tourism hot spots, Heron Island.

International investor snaps up piece of Gladstone paradise.

Expert: Why renters, home buyers may struggle

Matusik Property Insights director Michael Matusik.

What's next for the city's housing market

Massive seaside development of 3200 lots

DESIRABLE LIFESTYLE: The masterplan for the proposed Elliott Heads Estate.

"There's nothing else left along the coastline of Queensland now"

Potential home buyers punished for doing the 'right thing'

Should I go to university or buy a house?

50 more high rise buildings planned for Brisbane CBD

Height limits have been scrapped for Brisbane CBD

800,000 more people expected to work in city over next 20 years

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!