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Magpies put up a fight against Sand Goannas
Friday night football returned to Blackall last week with the Blackall Magpies taking on the Barcaldine Sand Goannas. The evening kicked off by two curtain raiser games between the St Joseph’s and Blackall State School junior and senior teams. The junior game saw good participation levels from both schools with Mitchell Parry, Slater Spinks, Riley Hinds and Sam Pearson as standout players throughout the game. In the senior game Blackall State School was too good for St Joseph’s Stand out players on the Blackall State School team were Billy Flynn, Logan Hauff, Mitchell Hauff and Jesse Long, with Sam Fletcher and Will Parry the strongest players on the St Joseph’s side. In the main game, the Barcaldine Sand Goannas got off to a strong start, scoring their first try quickly. The Blackall Magpies struggled throughout the game, but scored and converted a try in the final minutes for an end score of 28-6 to the Barcaldine Sand Goannas.
The Blackall Magpies in a scrum with the Barcaldine Sand Goannas.
Tambo triumphs in home polocrosse carnival
Tambo Polocrosse Club fielded three teams for their home carnival and in a mighty effort kept at home the trophies for the A, B and C Grades. The carnival was well attended with 17 teams from as far afield as Goondiwindi, Taroom and Chinchilla travelling to compete. The event was sponsored by Robyn Sargood, Three Rivers Helicopters, 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, Bella Elmes, Doug Tindall & Lauren Tindall made up Tambo 2, winners of the B Grade over Charleville 1. Matt Sargood, Belinda McLeish, Chris Hall, Zane McDonald & Keith Logan of Tambo 3 also triumphed, taking out the C Grade.
Andrew Pocock, Tash McEwan and Luke McEwan enjoying themselves at Friday night’s football game.
Jordan Street, Sarah Steer, Darren Batts, Bella Elmes, Doug Tindall and Lauren Tindall took out the B Grade.
Matt Sargood, Belinda McLeish, Chris Hall, Zane McDonald and Keith Logan - Tambo 3, Winners of the C Grade.
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CQ NRL bid brings skills to schools
by VICTORIA NUGENT
Blackall students had the chance to learn some rugby leagues skills and drills with visits from the CQ NRL Bid Schools Program to both Blackall State School and St Joseph’s on Tuesday. The CQ NRL Bid aims to establish a professional rugby league club in the central Queensland region and has been taking the message on the road, with Walson Carlos conducting clinics at schools in Blackall, Barcaldine, Longreach and Winton this week. Mr Carlos said the Blackall students had been enthusiastic and many were supportive of the CQ NRL bid. “The kids have been great and it’s really exciting to see how many of them already knew about the bid,” Mr Carlos said. The organisation is taking other steps to mentor young players, developing scholarships to allow young players from the central region to attend school in Rockhampton. Between five to ten scholarships will be offered each year by the bid’s major
June 17 2011
Former Blackall ambulance officer Bob McIlroy has been awarded a medal for meritorious service upon his retirement. ....Page 3
sponsor QR National with several available in the western region. The scholarships will allow players to attend either St Brendan’s College in Yeppoon or the Cathedral College in Rockhampton, which both have strong rugby league programs, Mr Carlos said. “If there are kids out here that want to go away to boarding school that wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity, we want to give them that chance,” Mr Carlos said. Mr Carlos said the CQ NRL Bid is currently working hard to secure their NRL licence and to gather more community support. “At the moment we’re working on our business plan, which will be submitted to the NRL in August,” Mr Carlos said. If the bid is successful there is predicted to be a $100 million boost to the central Queensland economy, as well as the construction of a stadium in Rockhampton and the creation of 300 full time jobs.
New local livestock agent Barron Agencies is continuing to campaign to be allowed selling space at the Blackall saleyards. The business has asked the Blackall Tambo Regional Council to allow them to operate in conjunction with the Thursday cattle sale, or to run their own sale on a Tuesday.
The Barcoo Retirement Village Committee is brainstorming ideas for new services for Blackall after receiving a $10,000 grant to give a new purpose to the Bushman’s Hotel. Proposed uses so far include turning it into a men’s shed or creating an art gallery for Blackall. ....Page 9
The Blackall Tambo Regional Council has approved the relocation of a number of services within Blackall. The proposed changes will see the visitor information centre relocated to Ram Park, while the library will take over the visitor information centre, and the community services office will relocate to the library. ....Page 10
Laurie Spina Shield
Junior Magpies players are competing in Townsville today and tomorrow in the Laurie Spina Shield competition.
Phoebe Allpass, Kye Peacock, Lane Jones, Jack Banks, Will Parry, Kayla Carter,Lauren Butler, Sammi Donnelly and Pagen Arnold enjoyed the rugby league clinic at St Joseph’s with Walson Carlos from the CQ NRL bid.
Blackall horseriders were able to attend a clinic run by accomplished horseman Ian Francis over the weekend. ....Page 19
Ian Francis clinic
Change is in the air in Blackall, with planned relocations for many services, changes to the schooling system to consider and plans for new services and businesses underway. As with any changes, it is always
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The general meeting of council on June 8 certainly was a busy day with many items for consideration as well as deputations by LG Assets and Barron Agencies. The recent bulk items waste collection was most successful with around 55 households participating in this combined environmental campaign in the region. Twenty car bodies were collected along with white goods and furniture as well as a lot of garden waste. Council will locate their Blackall Tambo Regional Council notice board at the Shamrock Street end of Short Street Blackall. The Tambo notice board will be located between Home Service Centre and Multi Purpose Centre. This area is known as the courtyard and funding of $70,750 through the Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Accessible Communities Program has been received to develop this area further. Congratulations to our staff, 377 applications were received and only 76 were successful. Council adopted a recommendation from the Blackall Common Advisory Committee to increase the total number of adult stock on the Blackall Common from 115 to 200 for a period of 6 months, when numbers will be reviewed. Council will collaborate with the South West NRM finance workshops to assist rural landowners in the Blackall Tambo Region to develop individual pest management plans for their respective properties. Council resolved to assist the “Back to Blackall Reunion Committee” with sponsorship of $1500 to ensure the success of this celebration of culture Page 2 - The Barcoo Independent, Friday, June 17 2011
FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK
and community which is held every five years. Council will, in conjunction with the Blackall State School, further investigate suitable council owned premises for the establishment of a gymnasium utilising equipment currently owned by the school. Council will also invite expressions of interest from suitably qualified local persons to operate a gymnasium facility in Blackall. Council will also invite registrations of interest from the public to use a gymnasium facility in Blackall. The registrations will be used by council to determine whether or not to proceed with the proposal for a gym. Council also agreed to appoint the Blackall Tambo Regional Council “Friends of Ram Park Advisory Committee” to advise council in accordance with the terms of reference. The committee will assist with Ram Park becoming a key regional tourist destination. Council has agreed to sponsor a shield for an annual gymkhana between all the pony clubs active in our region. The first event is planned to happen at Tambo later in the year. A deputation was made by Barron Agencies, who have recently opened their business in Blackall, making a further request to operate at the Blackall saleyards on a Tuesday. Councillor Peter Skewes declared an interest and left the meeting. The remaining councillors determined to seek the advice of the Blackall Saleyards Advisory Committee before making a decision on this issue. A representative of Barron Agencies will attend this meeting, as with all agents in Blackall.
Ian Francis horsemanship clinic Trebles final teams
Blackall hosted master horseman Ian Francis on the weekend to conduct a horsemanship and cattle working clinic. Fifteen enthusiastic riders braved the weather keen learn as much as they could from the man known as “Mr Versatile”. Ian Francis is a legend amongst Australian horsemen and is often described as the best horseman in the world, having trained more horses in more events than any other horseman in Australia. Some of his achievements have been being named the NCHA (cutting) futurity champion three times and res champion three times, the NRHA (reining) futurity champion five times and the Cloncurry Stockman’s challenge champion twice. He has also sold sale horses for clients in excess of a million dollars. On Saturday morning, students learnt the importance of flexion, hip control, maintaining shape and speed control with their horses. They then moved onto cattle work, getting themselves in the correct position and teaching their horses how to rate a cow outside. Ian explained to the group that a lot of people don’t bother with some of these things, but they have all been important factors that have got him to the pay window over the years. The weekend was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended, with significant improvement made by horses and riders by Sunday afternoon, with attendees keen for another clinic next year.
SPORT ON THE BARCOO
decided for bowls
In a very good game of trebles last Sunday between Gary Whitfield, Col Pfingst and Mitch Pfingst against Wayne Richardson, John Bowyer and Ross Browning, the lead changed a couple of times. After a bad start Mitch was down 12-3 on 7 ends and the team looked to be in big trouble, but they clawed their way back to be 18 all on 17 ends, then picking up five shots to win 23-29 to put them in the final. In social bowls Woody, Julie and visitor Peter had an easy win against Lauretta, Judy and Roland 26-10. Unfortunately Barcaldine trebles were called off due to wet conditions, with a new date to be announced. The trebles final, handicap singles and pairs will be played at the Blackall Bowls Club this Sunday from 9:30 am with social play available In the trebles final, G Whitfield, CPfingst and M Pfingst to play T Hayward, L Kelly and J Carter. In handicap singles D Daly to play J Bowyer with spotter R Browning. In pairs, J and R Blucher to play B Carolan and T Brown.
-- Kirsty Hayman
Accomplished horseman Ian Francis with the riders who attended the weekend clinic held in Blackall.
Junior Magpies to compete in Laurie Spina Shield
Members of the Blackall Magpies junior rugby league teams will be put to the test this Friday and Saturday as they compete in the Laurie Spina Shield in Townsville. The annual two-day rugby league carnival, open to players under 11 years of age, will see 58 teams from across northern and western Queensland compete. The Blackall team competing is made up of
-- Dally Holden
predominantly under 11s team, with Rudd Choyce and Kye Gerber selected from the under 10s team to share in the experience. The Magpies will play five games on Friday, with one more game on Saturday before the players get the chance to enjoy some time visiting The Strand and other Townsville attractions. The team has been training hard in preparation Rudd Choyce, Jack Banks and Will Parry will be competing in the Laurie Spina Shield this weekend. for the competition. The Barcoo Independent, Friday, June 17 2011 - Page 19
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – GYMNASIUM
In conjunction with the Blackall State School Council is investigating the practicality of establishing a publicly accessible gymnasium in Blackall. Anecdotal evidence suggests that there are a number of people interested in utilising a gymnasium in Blackall on a regular basis and Council wishes to establish whether or not this is the case. Currently extensive gym equipment is available through the Blackall State School and it is proposed that this equipment be utilised in the establishment of any community accessible gymnasium. So that the matter may be further considered Council now seeks written expressions of interest from those persons interested in utilising such facilities on a regular basis. Expressions of interest can be submitted in writing addressed to: The Chief Executive Officer, Blackall Tambo Regional Council, PO Box 21, Blackall Q4472 Alternatively members of the public can indicate their interest in the proposal by signing the Expression of Interest Sheets available at 1. Council’s Public Office, Coronation Drive, Blackall 2. The Visitor Information Centre, Shamrock Street, Blackall 3. The Blackall State School, Shamrock Street, Blackall Further enquiries can be directed to the Council Manager of Business Enterprise, Mr Murray Hilton, who can be contacted by telephone on 4621 6600. Written expressions of Interest will be received until the close of business on Friday 8th July 2011.
BOOKKEEPER A part-time, three days per week bookkeeping position is available at Retravision, Blackall. Essential Qualifications will include: •Experience in using quickbooks accounting program. •Be able to do bank reconciliations. •Accounts payable and receivable. •Payroll & Superannuation •Have a good knowledge and understanding of computerised accounting programs. •Assist with budgeting and forward planning •Have excellent organisational skills & be able to meet deadlines & have exceptional written & verbal communication skills. •Have a current drivers licence •Be able to work in a team environment •Comply with the Company’s OH&S policies and procedures. The position will involve data entry of accounts & orders for two businesses into the quickbooks system, weekly payroll, monthly reconciliation of bank accounts. Have all accounts prepared and paid in a timely manner on a monthly or as required basis. Assist shop assistants as and when required in sales of shop goods. Placing of written and verbal orders and quotations and any other duties as required. For position description and further information please contact Chris Parnaby on 46576554. Applications in writing to PO Box 125, Blackall, 4472 by close of business Thursday 30th June 2011.
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Bob bows out after 43 years on the job
Bob McIlroy, who spent 12 years as the officer in charge at the Blackall Ambulance Station in the 1980s, has just retired from the service after 43 years on the job. At his retirement dinner in April he was presented with the QAS’s recently created Meritorious Service Medal. Beginning at the age of 20, Bob was based at Bundaberg for seven years before moving to Moura for another seven years, followed by 12 at Blackall, and then his final move to Tully in far north Queensland. At his dinner Bob recalled the horror of the mining disasters at Moura and having to attend far too many road accidents. He also recalled the good times of helping bush communities such as Blackall, and delivering babies – 13 of them. One achievement that Bob was very proud of was to help extend the Central Queensland Aerial Service further west to include places like Blackall. “When I went out there the service only went as far as Emerald,” he said. “I was told if the appropriate money could be raised, the service would be extended. We held a race meeting and raised twice as much as we needed. The service was then kept going by raffles and other fund raisers.” Communications was another problem for Bob at the time, in the 1980s. “The best way to keep in radio contact was to tune the ambulance radio to the ABC Radio station at Longreach. “When I was on the road my wife, Gloria, would ring the ABC and they would put a message on air. “You had to think ahead about where a job might take you, which meant leaving fuel on roadsides so you could refuel on long trips. “I also had stock and station agents who would fly me to accidents.” Delivering babies was a happy topic for Bob. “One bush birth ended with the baby being carried to hospital at Taroom in a XXXX carton. “I delivered another one in a boat in the flooded Dawson River, and another at the dingo fence on the Barcoo River between Tambo and Blackall. “Father Noel Milner planted a tree at the spot where the baby was born, and the tree is still there.” Tully proved to be quite different to Bob’s previous locations. Responding to accidents was still a major part of the job, but there was time to develop other programs, such as a safety program for pensioners and the public awareness campaign for marine stingers. “The QAS is much better than what we had in my younger days.
“We have much better facilities, better ambulances that are better equipped, and there is a better training program for officers.” Bob’s ambulance career has been rewarding but he admits it came with its ups and downs. “If I had the chance to do it again, there are some things I would change,” Bob said. “The first thing is to have a roster that has limited on-call time, thus giving officers more time with their families. “Being on duty meant missing Christmas dinners, birthdays and other special family events.” Bob completed his official service just as Cyclone Yasi struck the town of Tully. “I suppose the one thing I didn’t expect was to be blown out of the QAS by Yasi!” He said he fared well himself, only losing a work shed, some fencing and a barbecue area, and has been adopted by five cassowaries. “Natural food is very short and they seek alternatives,” he said. “They have taken a liking to my passionfruit and pineapple patches.” He and his wife Gloria plan on staying in Tully and are looking forward to 44 years of marriage in July. They also plan to do a bit of touring and will be out for the Back to Blackall reunion scheduled for September 16-18.
Bob McIlroy with his meritorious service medal. Photo courtesy John Hughes.
--Sally Cripps Originally published in the Tully Times.
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WHATS ON in 2011
JUNE 18-19 Mental Health First Aid Course 22 Strength and Conditioning Workshop 22 Woolscour Tour & Corned Beef Dinner 25 Blackall Memorial and Sports Club Casino Night 25-30 Woodies Workshop 29 Woolscour Tour & Corned Beef Dinner JULY 2 Blackall Races 2 Saturday Night Tour & Woolscour Bush Dinner 6 Woolscour Tour & Corned Beef Dinner 9 Community Markets 9 The BeeGees Tribute Show 13 Woolscour Tour & Corned Beef Dinner 20 Woolscour Tour & Corned Beef Dinner 20 Garden Competition 22 Anglican Ladies’ Guild Street Stall 27 Woolscour Tour & Corned Beef Dinner 29-30 Radio Plays performances 30 Blackall Rugby League home game AUGUST 3 Woolscour Tour & Corned Beef Dinner 6 Tambo Ladies Race Day 6 Blackall vs Ilfracombe Rugby League Home Game 6 Saturday Night Tour & Woolscour Bush Dinner 8 Blackall State School Variety Bash 10 Woolscour Tour & Corned Beef Dinner 13 Community Markets 17 Woolscour Tour & Corned Beef Dinner 24 Woolscour Tour & Corned Beef Dinner 25-27 Symposium on Public Art in the Non-Urban Context 30 SDE Blackall Sports Skills Day 31 Woolscour Tour & Corned Beef Dinner SEPTEMBER 3 Annual Flower Show 3 Saturday Night Tour & Woolscour Bush Dinner 6 Blackall to Slygo Wagon Trek 9 Blackall State School Arts Evening 10 Community Markets 13-14 WesTech Barcaldine 16-18 Back to Blackall Weekend 16- 19 Teddy Bear’s Picnic Festival 24 Bluelight Bush Dance OCTOBER 8 Community Markets 8 Blackall Hospital Auxiliary Springtime Festival 15 Blackall Races 15 Elvis Presley Tribute Show 28 Anglican Ladies Guild Street Stall 28-29 Community Theatre Restaurant NOVEMBER 4-5 Gallery Day 5 Halloween Trick or Treat 7-8 SDE Blackall Swim Camp 12 Dance Blackall Annual Concert 26 Blackall Races 27 Christmas Tree Festival Page 4 - The Barcoo Independent, Friday, June 17 2011
Time to get walking
The Heart Foundation is encouraging Blackall residents to join one of its free walking groups as a way to get more physically active. The organization has teamed up with the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council to provide all the resources needed to start-up, promote and maintain local walking groups. Queensland Heart Foundation Walking State Co-ordinator Cherie Nicholas said people who enjoy regular physical activity live longer, feel more energetic, have stronger bones and muscles, feel more confident, happy, relaxed and are able to sleep better. “Participating in a regular walking group can help you become healthier by reducing your risk of heart disease and stroke”, Ms Nicholas said. The walking groups are suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels with the program providing a walker recognition scheme, offering incentives at various walking milestones. Heart Foundation Walking groups are led by volunteers called ‘Walk Organisers’ who are provided with training and Heart Foundation Walking merchandise, as a thank you for encouraging others to become more active. “It is simple to become a Walk Organiser. It only takes 5 minutes on top of the time actually spent walking,” Ms Nicholas said. For further information about Heart Foundation Walking visit http://www. heartfoundation.org.au/walking or contact the Heart Foundation on 1300 36 27 87.
Tambo’s heritage precinct gets a boost
Tambo’s heritage precinct is set to undergo a series of improvements after receiving a grant of nearly $10,000 from the state government’s Building Rural Communities Fund. The $9,780 grant has been allocated to the Tambo Heritage Group to allow them to undertake a number of projects at the town’s heritage precinct. One such project is the redesign and reconstruction of the precinct’s existing display cabinets to better present archival displays to visitors. The funds will also be used to create large wall sized canvases of photographs from the historic QANTAS crash at Tambo in 1927 for display in the precinct.
As the winter chill hits Blackall, hearty meals seem more and more appealing. This beef casserole is easy to prepare and only uses one pot. It could also be cooked in a slow cooker. If you’ve got any triedand -tested recipes that you’d like to see featured, send them our way. E-mail them to barcooindependent@ gmail.com. Bon appetit!
One Pot Beef Casserole with Red Onion and Mushroom Serves: 4 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 2 to 2½ hours (chuck or boneless shin/gravy beef) 1 to 1 ½ hours (topside, round, blade) 1kg beef (see above for cuts and cooking times) 1 medium red onion, cut into wedges 300g button mushrooms 1 tbsp plain flour 3 cups beef stock ¼ cup tomato paste 3 large potatoes, peeled, cut into large dice 1-2 bay leaves (fresh or dried) 4 sprigs fresh thyme or small sprigs of rosemary or parsley Preheat the oven to 180°C. Cut
the beef into 2.5-3cm cubes. Season with salt and pepper, add 2 tbsp oil and mix well. Heat a large frypan over a medium-high heat. Brown the beef in 2 or 3 batches. Remove each batch and place in a casserole dish. Reduce the heat in the pan. Add a little oil, the onion and mushrooms and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle in the flour and stir until the onion and mushrooms are coated. Gradually pour in the stock and add the tomato paste, stirring well. Add the potato and herbs and stir until the mixture boils. Add to the casserole dish and stir to combine. Cover the casserole dish, place it in the oven, and cook until the beef is very tender. Stir every 40 minutes or so. Add water if needed to keep the ingredients just covered.
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Tender – Construction of Sewer Infrastructure, Blackall Industrial Estate Tenders are invited for the Construction of Sewer Infrastructure at the Blackall Industrial Estate. Tender documents can be obtained by contacting, Mrs Donna Richardson, Commercial Services Officer on (07) 46216600. For further information please contact Mr Les Edmistone, Manager of Works on (07) 46216600. Tenders endorsed “Tender for Construction of Sewer Infrastructure, Blackall Industrial Estate – BTRC IE01 2011/12” close at 3.00pm on Thursday 7 July, 2011 at the Blackall Office, 6 Coronation Drive, Blackall, Qld 4472. Tenders received after this date will not be accepted. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. PO Box 21 Blackall Qld 4472 Fax: (07) 4657 8855 Ken Timms Chief Executive Officer Phone: (07) 4621 6600
Tender – Replacement of Water Reticulation Mains, Blackall Tenders are invited for the Replacement of Water Reticulation Mains in Blackall. Tender documents can be obtained by contacting, Mrs Donna Richardson, Commercial Services Officer on (07) 46216600. For further information please contact Mr Les Edmistone, Manager of Works on (07) 46216600. Tenders endorsed “Tender for Replacement of Water Reticulation Mains, Blackall – BTRC WS01 2011/12” close at 3.00pm on Thursday 7 July, 2011 at the Blackall Office, 6 Coronation Drive, Blackall, Qld 4472. Tenders received after this date will not be accepted. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. PO Box 21 Blackall Qld 4472 Fax: (07) 4657 8855
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Ken Timms Chief Executive Officer Phone: (07) 4621 6600
Negotiations are continuing between Barron Agencies and the Blackall Tambo Regional Council with discussions taking place at last week’s council meeting. Paul and Jeremy Barron made a deputation to the meeting clarifying that they did not want to operate another sale following the Blackall Livestock Agents Association but wanted to sell their cattle as the last draw following the other agents and asking council to reconsider allowing them to operate at the Thursday cattle sale in conjunction with the Blackall Livestock Auction Association (BLAA). They suggested that if that request were not approved, that council consider allowing them to
Discussion continue over Barron Agencies
run a cattle sale on a Tuesday. Paul Barron said they would prefer to operate on a Thursday, but would also consider operating fortnightly Tuesday sales to coincide with the Winton Tuesday sales. “We need to keep moving forward to get this business up and going,” Paul said. Jeremy Barron currently sells cattle on a commission with Landmark, but Paul said the business needed to be able to sell cattle in its own right. “A lot of our clients want to sell with Barron Agencies, but we can’t offer them that, and we’re losing business because of it,” Paul said. “In ten years’ time the Blackall
saleyards are going to be huge, that’s why we want in now.” The council meeting later went into committee for a discussion with saleyards manager David Carter on the matter. Following the discussion, the council decided to seek the advice of the Blackall Saleyards Advisory Committee on allowing Barron Agencies to conduct sales on a Tuesday. The information provided by the Blackall Saleyards Advisory Committee will then be brought back to the next council meeting on July 13 for further discussion.
Siblings reunite after 52 years
It was a reunion that was a long time coming when Blackall resident John Carter and his sisters Angela Bryant and Wyn Carlton got together for the first time in 52 years. The siblings reunited for the first time as a group since 1959, when the family emigrated from England to Australia, with Wyn staying behind. After residing in Shorncliffe for a number of years, Angela returned to England, where she met her husband, an American navy officer. The couple resided in England
for several years before relocating to the United States where they now reside in Phoenix, Arizona. Now returned to Australia on an 8 week visit, Angela was able to catch up in Blackall with John and Wyn, who has been living in Brisbane for the past eight years. Angela said it is probably the last time that she will return to Australia and she was enjoying the chance to catch up with her siblings. “I’m enjoying the whole of Blackall and even the weather. It’s too hot to rain in Arizona,” she said.
This is the first of a series covering government business development programs outlined at the Business Breakfast held at Blackall on April 7 2011. One program that was discussed at the breakfast was the Queensland Government Small Business Website. This site, www.business.qld.gov. au, has a lot of information on business planning and its various aspects. This is because research has shown that the better planned a business, the more it is likely to succeed. This is also relevant as the Commonwealth has announced that its drought relief programs are to be phased out in favour of programs to assist farmers better manage drought such as better business planning. The results of a trial of this approach in WA has evidently been so successful that the roll out of the program is being accelerated. None of these programs takes away from the benefits of a long term relationship with your accountant and solicitor. This site has free information on topics including starting a business, business planning, employing people, trade and investment and business licences.
Siblings Wyn Carlton, John Carter and Angela Bryant reunite in Blackall.
-- John Hine
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SPORT AND RECREATION SUPPORT OFFICER
(Three (3) Year Maximum Term Contract)
Blackall-Tambo Regional Council is seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic and suitably qualified/experienced applicants for a 32 hour per week, 3 year Maximum Term Contract guided by the funding agreement with the Department of Communities. The Sport and Recreation Support Officer will be required to provide efficient, effective and courteous governance support to various local sport and recreation organisations within the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council region. The term of the contract will be in accordance with the requirements of the State Government’s Local Sport and Recreation Job Plan Funding Agreement. The successful applicant will have relevant skills, knowledge and experience in event/project management and also community consultation and engagement. The successful applicant will need to hold or will be willing to obtain appropriate qualifications, as listed below; Professional qualifications in a sport and recreation related field is highly desirable; Completion of Year 12 studies or an equivalent level of qualification and experience; Current Queensland Driver’s licence; Current Blue Card in Child Related Employment; and Current First Aid Certificate. Job Information Packages including position description and selection criteria can be accessed at www.btrc.qld.gov.au or by contacting Council’s Human Resources Department on (07) 4621 6600 or via email HR@btrc.qld.gov.au. Written applications addressing selection criteria and marked “Private and Confidential” should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Blackall-Tambo Regional Council, PO Box 21, BLACKALL QLD 4472.
Applications close: Friday, 1st July 2011 at 9am
“Blackall-Tambo Regional Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer” Ken Timms Chief Executive Officer PO Box 21 BLACKALL QLD 4472
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Blackall Livestock Agents yarded 1,137 mixed quality cattle plus 30 cows and calves at the Blackall Municipal Saleyards on Thursday 9th June, 2011. Prices eased compared to the previous week’s sale. Prime cattle were back 5 to 10c/kg depending on quality, while store cattle saw little change. Taylor Dennis “Coolagh” Blackall sold Santa steers weighing 633kg for 159.2c/kg returning $1007/ head. Butler Grazing “Athol” Blackall sold Charolais cross steers for 159c to weigh 575kg to return $915, while their run Brahman cross heifers sold to 153c weighing 426kg to return $652, they also sold Santa cross feeder heifers for 175c to weigh 337kg to return $589. La Plata Grazing Co “La Plata” Blackall sold crossbred cows for 140c to weigh 563kg to return $789, while their heifers sold to 146c to weigh 470kg or $687. ES and JB Otto “Minnamoora” Jericho sold Brahman Cows for 144.2c/kg weighing 610kg to return $882/hd while their Charbray Heifers made 157.2c/kg weighing 490kg returning $770/ hd. G L Wheelhouse of “Selvister” Blackall sold Shorthorn heifers to a top of 171.2c/kg with an average of 156.9c/kg and average weight of 447.3kg topping at $714.52 p/ head RC and DE Thiedeke “Maryvale
Springs” Blackall sold Hereford cross steers to 168c to weigh 436kg to return $733. Balonne Grazing Co “Balonne” Barcaldine sold Santa steers weighing 435kg for 172.2c/kg returning $749/hd. Walker and Co, “Tulmur” Winton sold some good quality steers topping at 213.2c/kg, averaging 191.9c/kg with an average weight of 343kg to average $658.13 p/ head.Their Santa heifers topped at 192.2c/kg with the average weight being 311.3kg and topping at $679.47 R and L Munro, “Ronleigh”, Blackall sold Simbrah cross steers for 188.2c/kg weighted 295kg and $555. William Gray of Barcaldine sold Braham steers to top at 228.2c/kg with average price of 209.4c/kg and average weight of 248.7kg. Murray Pumpa, Barcaldine sold Shorthorn steers weighing 209kg for 213.2c/kg to return $446/hd. Lambton Grazing, “Lambton Meadows” Alpha sold Braford heifers for 157.2c/kg weighing 485kg or $764/hd. Brett & Jane Williams “Furburs” Jericho sold Droughtmaster heifers for 155.2/ ckg weighing 446kg returning $692/hd. AC Cattle Co “Eurolie” Barcaldine sold Droughtmaster Heifers weighing 261kg for 183.2c/kg or $478/hd.
The OPAL Shop Shamrock Street, Blackall
This very prominent shop in Shamrock Street Blackall features one of the best jewellery displays in the township, showcasing an excellent range of manufactured Opal jewellery to creative rock displays. The Opal Shop also displays and represents an excellent range of goods for sale on consignment. This particular sales opportunity shows great potential for further expansion into a wide range of merchandise centred on manufactured jewellery through to arts and crafts. A three bedroom flat is also included together with the shop at a very reasonable rental of $230.00 per week Asking just $35,000.00 to include display cabinetry, fire proof safe, shop display signage and some stock with some other jewellery at cost price. Negotiate now.
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RELIEF FAMILY DAY CARE COORDINATOR
(6-12 month Part- Time 20 hour per week Maximum Term Contract – Maternity Leave)
Blackall-Tambo Regional Council is seeking suitably qualified or experienced applicants for a 6 -12 months maternity leave relief placement. The Relief Family Day Care Coordinator will be responsible for support to care providers, ensuring safe environments for children and day to day duties within the coordination unit whilst improving current high quality licence and quality assurance standards. The successful applicant will have relevant skills, knowledge and experience in child care work practices, national standards, policies and procedures. The successful applicant will be required to possess appropriate qualifications as listed below; Mandatory Diploma in Children’s Services or 2 year qualification in a related area of study (queries can be directed to HR department for clarification); Blue Card for Child Related Employment; Current Queensland Drivers Licence; and Current First Aid Certificate; Job Information Packages including position description and selection criteria can be accessed at www.btrc.qld.gov.au or by contacting Council’s Human Resources Department on (07) 4621 6600 or via email HR@btrc.qld.gov.au. Written applications addressing selection criteria and marked “Private and Confidential” should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Blackall-Tambo Regional Council, PO Box 21, BLACKALL QLD 4472.
Applications close: Friday, 1st July 2011 at 9am
“Blackall-Tambo Regional Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer” Ken Timms Chief Executive Officer PO Box 21 BLACKALL QLD 4472
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St Brendan’s College & St Ursula’s College
Boarding Schools by the Sea
BLACKALL RETRAVISION HEATERS & ELECTRIC BLANKETS IN STOCK NOW
Would like to invite all current and prospective students and their parents to meet with the Principals from St Brendan’s College and St Ursula’s College along with the AP Residential from St Brendan’s College on their regional visit to your area. We will be visiting:
Town: Date: Time: Place:
BLACKALL Monday 20th June 2011 6.00pm Blackall Club
30th September 2011.
ENGEL GENERATORS SHX2000 – 1700W Was $1299 Now $1149 save $150 SHX1000 – 1000W Was $1049 Now $949 Save $100 ENGEL BATTPAKS (Portable Deep cycle dual battery system for powering your Engel Portable FridgeFreezer Accessories in and out of your vehicle) BATTPAK56 Was $585 Now $485 Save $100 BATTPAK28 Was $360 Now $290 Save $70 More Than Just The Best Price
2012 Enrolment Applications CLOSE
For further details contact St Brendan’s College Phone: (07) 4939 9300 St Ursula’s College Phone: (07) 4939 9600
With over 80,000 coal seam gas wells planned in QLD alone, and 30,000 in northern Central Queensland from Rockhampton to the Northern Territory border, will this experimental mining threaten the future of our land operations, water supplies (including the Great Artesian Basin), air quality and health, as it has in the U.S. as shown in the film Gasland? Is coal any different? You are invited to this film (1hr 40min) & presentation by Patricia Julien, Mackay Conservation Group on the Queensland situation: Admission: $10 each adult or family. Bring supper plate.
This is happening in QLD right now.
Mary Neal Remedial Massage Therapist
Thursday from 8:00am
JERICHO - SHIRE HALL, Friday, JUNE 17th 2:00pm-7:00pm. BARCALDINE - SUPPER ROOM @ TOWN HALL, Saturday, JUNE 18th 2:00pm-7:00pm. LONGREACH - REGIONAL COUNCIL CIVIC & CULTURAL CENTRE, Fairmont Room, Monday, JUNE 20th (Film and Q&A) 5:30pm-7:30pm. Ph: 49 853 474 Mob: 04 5995 6240 e: email@example.com www.gasland.com.au & www.lockthegate.org.au
At Barcoo Living MPS 2A Coronation Drive Blackall Now with a Certificate IV in Kinesiology Ph: (07) 4651 0955 Mobile: 0429 309 111
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New Modern Kitchen 3 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Fully fenced 1841 sq m block PRICE: $180 000.00
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4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom New Modern Kitchen Air conditioned 862 sq m block PRICE: $195 000.00
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12 m x 10 m Colour bond Shed 3 Lots fenced as 1 block 3339 sq m block PRICE: $49 000.00
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Ann Russell Ph: 4657 6000 M: 0428 204 034
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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – TAXI SERVICE
Expressions of Interest are invited for the operation of a Taxi Service for the Blackall Tambo Region. The Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads has supplied a fully equipped multi seat vehicle which is wheelchair enabled for use as a taxi within this region. The Blackall Tambo Regional Council feels that a business or a community group may be better placed to operate this service but this should not preclude individuals from applying. Council will assist the operator by: Providing a completely operational taxi cab equipped with a wheelchair lift; Fully maintaining the taxi cab and meeting the cost of comprehensive motor vehicle insurance for the vehicle; Assisting with advertising and promotion of the taxi service for an initial period The successful Operator would be required to: Meet the cost of an annual license fee of approx $72; Meet the cost of fuel for the operation of the taxi; Take out a public liability insurance cover. The successful Operator would need to provide a reasonable range of taxi services to the whole region. The successful Operator would be required by the Queensland Government to obtain an Operator Accreditation to demonstrate their fitness to operate a taxi service. Drivers of taxis in Queensland are required to hold a taxi drivers accreditation. The course to obtain this can be done externally in Blackall or Tambo. This taxi will have a wide operating range and no taxi meter is required. There are maximum taxi fees that can be charged but no minimum. The successful operator will retain all fares received from the operation of the taxi. A more detailed outline of the scope of services that may be offered and the scale of maximum fees is available from the Council offices, call 4621 6600. More details on the relevant regulations are available from the Department of Transport and Main Roads. Further enquiries can be directed to the Council Manager of Business Enterprises, Mr Murray Hilton, who can be contacted by telephone on 4621 6600. Written expressions of Interest will be received until the close of business on Friday 8th July 2011 and are to be forwarded to: The Chief Executive Officer, Blackall Tambo Regional Council, PO Box 21, Blackall Q4472
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – GYMNASIUM OPERATOR
In conjunction with the Blackall State School Council is investigating the practicality of establishing a publicly accessible gymnasium in Blackall. Anecdotal evidence suggests that there are a number of people interested in utilising a gymnasium in Blackall on a regular basis and Council wishes to establish whether or not this is the case. Currently extensive gym equipment is available through the Blackall State School and it is proposed that this equipment be utilised in the establishment of any community accessible gymnasium. So that the matter may be further considered Council now seeks written expressions of interest from those persons interested operating a community gymnasium. Expressions of interest should set out the name and particulars of the interested party and provide details of the qualifications and experience in the field of gymnasium operation, fitness training or the like. Terms and conditions of operation of such a proposed gymnasium facility should be stated in the expression of interest. Any other particulars deemed appropriate should also be clearly indicated. Further enquiries can be directed to the Council Manager of Business Enterprises, Mr Murray Hilton, who can be contacted by telephone on 4621 6600. Written expressions of Interest will be received until the close of business on Friday 8th July 2011 and should be addressed to The Chief Executive Officer, Blackall Tambo Regional Council, PO Box 21, Blackall Q4472
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Bushman’s Hotel makeover
The Bushman’s Hotel could be set to get a new lease on life with a grant allowing investigation into new uses for the building. The Barcoo Retirement Village Committee has received $10,000 from the Building Rural Communities Fund to investigate a new use for the building. Chairman of the Barcoo Retirement Village Committee Owen Stockwell said the group wanted to put the Bushman’s Hotel to better use and to preserve its history. “It’s the oldest building in Blackall and is made out of locally made bricks,” Owen said. “We’re thinking of possibly turning it into a men’s shed or an art gallery.” Owen said the group welcomed input from community members on their preferred uses for the building. “Certainly if people have ideas about what to do with the space, we want to hear them,” Owen said. “We want to see it put to viable use and fill up another empty building in town,” Owen said. The funding will allow the group to investigate ways to reinvigorate the building and they have engaged assistance from George Bourne Associates in Barcaldine for the planning process. After a plan is formulated, the group then aims to obtain further funding to implement the changes.
This quality air conditioned 3 bedroom home is set on a 2960sqm block, has been fully renovated. It has a new kitchen, new bathroom, office and outdoor entertaining area. Priced at $265,000 This three bedroom home is a great investment property, currently rented. Low maintenance, near new kitchen. Priced at $160,000
One of Blackall’s most accomplished horsemen, Graham Eagle would be very proud of his granddaughter in Dalby if he were alive to see her now. Three-year-old CharlieLee Eagle has been featured in newspapers and magazines around Australia for her riding endurance feat during the floods in Dalby at the start of the year. When her mother LeeAnne was asked to help move an exhausted mob of 200 cows and calves out of floodwaters, Charlie-Lee put her hand up to help. “The cattle were kneedeep in water and boggy black soil, and had been in that situation for weeks, so it was hard work,” LeeAnne said. “We got them onto a road then had to walk them about six kilometres to the saleyards. “Cows were calving and we had a swollen creek to cross, so it turned into a nine hour day.” With the yards in sight,
Graham’s granddaughter rides in his footsteps
Lee-Anne suggested that Charlie-Lee jump in a vehicle but she “cracked up”, according to her mother. “It was only the fact that she could be with all the calves that made it OK,” Lee-Anne said. She first gave horseriding a go when she was five or six months old, when her grandfather was handling a foal belonging to Andrew and Wendy Duncan. “It wasn’t broken in, only halter handled, but it was very placid and Dad popped her on bareback,” Lee-Anne said. “He ended up buying it for her, and she’s been on horses ever since.” Graham himself broke in thousands of horses from the age of 12, and travelled throughout the country working with horses. “I believe he’s looking down on Charlie-Lee now,” Lee-Anne said. “He’d be very glad she has a passion for horses and riding too.”
This three bedroom home in Tambo has just been drastically reduced. Would make a great family home or investment NOW ONLY $100,000 For your Real Estate Enquiries — Contact Helen Aspinall Ph. 46 574 355 Mobile—0428 316 289
For all your livestock needs Contact Paton Fitzsimons or Andrew Turner your local agents: Ph 46 574 355 Paton 0427 574 355 Andrew 0427 584 166 Email — firstname.lastname@example.org
Josh Lockwood keeps an eye on Charlie-Lee Eagle as she and her pony Snowy check out the floodwaters in Dalby in January this year. At times the water was lapping her boots. The Barcoo Independent, Friday, June 17 2011 - Page 9
Health promotion took on a whole new flavour when a team from North and West Queensland Primary Health Care in Longreach visited Blackall last week to deliver a healthy lifestyle program. Friendship Group was held in the morning at 60s and Better where a group of 20 local residents participated in sushi making. A presentation was provided by a Podiatrist where participants learned about the importance of
Blackall enjoys sushi making
foot care with an emphasis on diabetic patient awareness. The NWQPHC team later hosted Support Your Sister at the Blackall Cultural Centre where a group of women enjoyed a fun and creative evening. A Physiotherapist taught the group warm up and cool down techniques to be used when exercising in preparation for a Zumba class after which the group made their own sushi for dinner.
Global warming info sessions
Clare Large tries her hand at making a sushi roll at Support Your Sister.
Western residents interested in learning more about global warming and carbon taxes will have a chance to attend information sessions in Longreach and Barcaldine at the end of the month. The sessions will be run by executive director of the Institute of Public Affairs John Roskam and Professor Ian Plimer from the University of Adelaide. Professor Plimer is a noted Australian geologist, director of four mining companies and is noted for opposing the ideas that humans have an effect on climate change. The sessions will discuss global warming, how the carbon tax will affect Australian families, Northern Australian development and the benefits of special economic zones. The Longreach session will be held at 5:30pm on June 28 at the Longreach Civic and Cultural Centre, while the Barcaldine session will be held at 5:30 pm on June 29 at the Barcaldine Town Hall.
Council set to relocate Blackall services
Blackall services are set for a shake up with plans underway to relocate the Visitor Information Centre, library and Community Service office. Under the relocation plans the Visitor Information Centre will be moved to Ram Park, while the library will be moved into the Visitor Information Centre and the Community Services building will move into the library. The proposed changes were agreed to at last week’s Blackall Tambo Regional Council meeting with allocations to be made in the 2011/ 2012 budget to allow for the relocations. The decision to move the Visitor Information Centre to Ram Park was made to allow for improved management of the area, greater public access to the collections at Ram Park and improved parking
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for visitors with caravans and motor homes. The meeting also saw the establishment of the Friends of Ram Park Advisory Committee to provide advice to council on the management of Ram Park and to assist with its development. As another consequence of the relocations, the council has said it will provide more library services.
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