Pauline Rubin is well known around Tenterfield.
For a long time the counseller’s calm demeanour has helped youngsters with their issues, ably aided by Rosie the pooch.
That propensity for calm, clear thinking in the face of adversity must run deep in the Rubin family, with son Alex playing a leading role in a number of recent crises in his logistics role with the Australian Defence Force.
He may now need to call on those skills as he throws his hat into the rough-and-tumble world of politics, going up against incumbent Barnaby Joyce for National Party pre-selection in Armidale this Saturday to represent the New England electorate.
The career soldier played a major role in extracting the 12 young boys and their assistant coach…