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Barcoo Independent 170611

Barcoo Independent 170611

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Page 20 - The Barcoo Independent, Friday, June 17, 2011
 Tambo Polocrosse Club elded three teams fortheir home carnival and in a mighty effort kept athome the trophies for the A, B and C Grades. The carnival was well attended with 17 teamsfrom as far aeld as Goondiwindi, Taroom andChinchilla travelling to compete. The event was sponsored by Robyn Sargood, Three RiversHelicopters, Darren Batts Livestock Transport, Topex Longreach, J. Turner Transport, Allied Beef,D and L Tindall, Landmark Tambo, Four Square Tambo and Caltex Tambo.Aimee McGuire, Scott Sargood, Mitch Sargood, Tom McLeish, Jacob Ross and Peter Elmes of  Tambo 1 took out the A Grade, triumphing over Taroom 1. Jordan Street, Sarah Steer, Darren Batts, BellaElmes, Doug Tindall & Lauren Tindall made up Tambo 2, winners of the B Grade over Charleville1.Matt Sargood, Belinda McLeish, Chris Hall,Zane McDonald & Keith Logan of Tambo 3 alsotriumphed, taking out the C Grade.
Tambo triumphs in home polocrosse carnival
Matt Sargood, Belinda McLeish, Chris Hall, Zane McDonaldand Keith Logan - Tambo 3, Winners of the C Grade.Jordan Street, Sarah Steer, Darren Batts, Bella Elmes, DougTindall and Lauren Tindall took out the B Grade.
Magpies put up a ght against Sand Goannas
The Blackall Magpies in a scrum with the Barcaldine Sand Goannas.Andrew Pocock, Tash McEwan and Luke McEwan enjoying themselves atFriday night’s football game.
Friday night football returnedto Blackall last week with theBlackall Magpies taking on theBarcaldine Sand Goannas. The evening kicked off by twocurtain raiser games between theSt Joseph’s and Blackall StateSchool junior and senior teams. The junior game saw goodparticipation levels from bothschools with Mitchell Parry,Slater Spinks, Riley Hinds andSam Pearson as standout playersthroughout the game.In the senior game BlackallState School was too good for St Joseph’sStand out players on the BlackallState School team were Billy Flynn,Logan Hauff, Mitchell Hauff and Jesse Long, with Sam Fletcher andWill Parry the strongest players onthe St Joseph’s side.In the main game, the BarcaldineSand Goannas got off to a strongstart, scoring their rst tryquickly. The Blackall Magpies struggledthroughout the game, but scoredand converted a try in the nalminutes for an end score of 28-6to the Barcaldine Sand Goannas.
Blackall’s own community newspaper
Former Blackall ambulance
ofcer Bob McIlroy has been
awarded a medal for meritoriousservice upon his retirement.
In brief....
Agent dispute
New local livestock agentBarron Agencies is continuing tocampaign to be allowed sellingspace at the Blackall saleyards.The business has askedthe Blackall Tambo RegionalCouncil to allow them to operatein conjunction with the Thursdaycattle sale, or to run their ownsale on a Tuesday.
Medal awarded
....Page 5The Blackall Tambo RegionalCouncil has approved therelocation of a number of serviceswithin Blackall.The proposed changes willsee the visitor information centrerelocated to Ram Park, while thelibrary will take over the visitor information centre, and the
community services ofce will
relocate to the library.
Services relocate
June 17 2011 ISSN 1832-6129 RRP $2.00 Contact: barcooindependent@gmail.com
CQ NRL bid brings skills to schools
Phoebe Allpass, Kye Peacock, Lane Jones, Jack Banks, Will Parry, Kayla Carter,LaurenButler, Sammi Donnelly and Pagen Arnold enjoyed the rugby league clinic at St Joseph’swith Walson Carlos from the CQ NRL bid.
Blackall students had the chance tolearn some rugby leagues skills anddrills with visits from the CQ NRL BidSchools Program to both Blackall StateSchool and St Joseph’s on Tuesday. The CQ NRL Bid aims to establish aprofessional rugby league club in thecentral Queensland region and hasbeen taking the message on the road, with Walson Carlos conducting clinicsat schools in Blackall, Barcaldine,Longreach and Winton this week.Mr Carlos said the Blackall studentshad been enthusiastic and many weresupportive of the CQ NRL bid.“The kids have been great and it’sreally exciting to see how many of themalready knew about the bid,” Mr Carlossaid. The organisation is taking other stepsto mentor young players, developingscholarships to allow young playersfrom the central region to attend schoolin Rockhampton.Between ve to ten scholarships willbe offered each year by the bid’s majorsponsor QR National with severalavailable in the western region. The scholarships will allow playersto attend either St Brendan’s Collegein Yeppoon or the Cathedral College inRockhampton, which both have strongrugby league programs, Mr Carlossaid.“If there are kids out here that want to go away to boarding schoolthat wouldn’t otherwise have theopportunity, we want to give them thatchance,” Mr Carlos said.Mr Carlos said the CQ NRL Bidis currently working hard to securetheir NRL licence and to gather morecommunity support.“At the moment we’re working on ourbusiness plan, which will be submittedto the NRL in August,” Mr Carlos said.If the bid is successful there ispredicted to be a $100 million boost tothe central Queensland economy, as well as the construction of a stadiumin Rockhampton and the creation of 300 full time jobs.
....Page 3....Page 10
Laurie Spina Shield
Junior Magpies players arecompeting in Townsville todayand tomorrow in the Laurie SpinaShield competition.....Page 19The Barcoo Retirement VillageCommittee is brainstorming ideasfor new services for Blackall after receiving a $10,000 grant to givea new purpose to the Bushman’sHotel.Proposed uses so far includeturning it into a men’s shedor creating an art gallery for Blackall.
Hotel makeover 
....Page 9
Ian Francis clinic
Blackall horseriders wereable to attend a clinic run byaccomplished horseman IanFrancis over the weekend.....Page 19
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From the Editor 
 The general meeting of council on June 8 certainly was a busy day withmany items for consideration as well asdeputations by LG Assets and BarronAgencies. The recent bulk items waste collection was most successful with around55 households participating in thiscombined environmental campaign inthe region. Twenty car bodies werecollected along with white goods andfurniture as well as a lot of garden waste.Council will locate their Blackall Tambo RegionalCouncil notice board at the Shamrock Street end of Short Street Blackall.The Tambo notice board will be located betweenHome Service Centre and Multi Purpose Centre. This area is known as the courtyard and fundingof $70,750 through the Department of FamiliesHousing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs,Accessible Communities Program has been receivedto develop this area further. Congratulations to ourstaff, 377 applications were received and only 76 were successful.Council adopted a recommendation from theBlackall Common Advisory Committee to increasethe total number of adult stock on the BlackallCommon from 115 to 200 for a period of 6 months, when numbers will be reviewed.Council will collaborate with the South West NRMnance workshops to assist rural landowners in theBlackall Tambo Region to develop individual pestmanagement plans for their respective properties.Council resolved to assist the “Back to BlackallReunion Committee” with sponsorship of $1500to ensure the success of this celebration of cultureand community which is held every ve years.Council will, in conjunction with theBlackall State School, further investigatesuitable council owned premises for theestablishment of a gymnasium utilisingequipment currently owned by the school.Council will also invite expressions of interest from suitably qualied localpersons to operate a gymnasium facilityin Blackall.Council will also invite registrations of interest from the public to use a gymnasium facilityin Blackall. The registrations will be used by councilto determine whether or not to proceed with theproposal for a gym.Council also agreed to appoint the Blackall TamboRegional Council “Friends of Ram Park AdvisoryCommittee” to advise council in accordance withthe terms of reference. The committee will assist with Ram Park becoming a key regional touristdestination.Council has agreed to sponsor a shield for anannual gymkhana between all the pony clubs activein our region. The rst event is planned to happen at Tambo later in the year.A deputation was made by Barron Agencies, whohave recently opened their business in Blackall,making a further request to operate at the Blackallsaleyards on a Tuesday. Councillor Peter Skewesdeclared an interest and left the meeting. Theremaining councillors determined to seek the adviceof the Blackall Saleyards Advisory Committee beforemaking a decision on this issue. A representative of Barron Agencies will attend this meeting, as with allagents in Blackall.
--Jan Ross
Change is in the air in Blackall, with planned relocations for manyservices, changes to the schoolingsystem to consider and plansfor new services and businessesunderway.As with any changes, it is always worthwhile hearing opinions fromacross the community. Alreadyfrom word of mouth, I know thatsome people are happy aboutthese changes, whilst others areconcerned. I therefore encouragepeople to keep sending me lettersto the editor as a way to voice theiropinion within the community.If there is anything happening inBlackall that anyone has a strongopinion about, I would love toreceive letters about it.

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