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Blackall Junior Rugby Pony Club prepare for League players off to big weekend Townsville The Blackall Pony Club is
PLAYERS in the Blackall Junior Rugby League are participating in the under 11 Laurie Spina carnival this weekend in Townsville. The council bus has been hired to transport the players to Townsville. While on tour in the northern capital, the team will be staying at the Upper Ross Rams clubhouse. The players will also have the opportunity to meet the North Queensland Cowboys at a signing session on Friday and will go the NRL match on Saturday night. The Blackall players will participate in a team relay on Dairy Farmers stadium at halftime of the Saturday night clash. The team is looking forward to a fun-filled weekend on and off the field. preparing for a big weekend with an open sports day and gymkhana. The sports day will be held on Saturday, June 26 and is open to anyone to participate. Pony club gear regulations will apply. The next day, on Sunday, June 27, the pony club are holding a gymkhana which is open only to members of any pony club. In conjunction with the Blackall Tambo Regional Council, the pony club have also been involved in organising and hosting the ‘Schools Out Disco’ on the Saturday night. Contact Kellie Harlow on 0429499144 or Helen Aspinall on 0428 316 289 for more information, program details or nominations.

Sunday bowls
IN A singles on the Blackall bowling green last Sunday, Ross Browning and Gary Whitfield had a fairly even game up to the thirteenth end. Ross was in front 15-11 and Gary fell away after that to go down 32-18. In another A singles contest, Dally Holden and Gumby Chapman had a mammoth 38-end tussle. At 1616 after 24 ends, Gumby played some great bowls to lead 29-19 after 34 ends. Dally then made his comeback to bring the score to 2923. Gumby hung on in the end to win 31-23. Col Pfingst didn’t falter in 3 ends to have a good win in the B singles against John Carter, 31-17. In another B singles, John Bowyer hit top form at last to beat learner bowler Brad Carolan, 31-8. In sets of nine ends, Loretta was no match for Julie Blucher, losing 13-3 and 13-4. In social bowls, Albert and Tom defeated Val and Neil, 19-5. Wayne, Roland and John Bowyer defeated Julie, Rob and John Carter, 13-6. This weekend at the Blackall Bowls Club, is the presentation night for players from as far back as 2005. The evening will start at 6.30pm. Julie must be advised of number for catering purposes. Any assistance from members on Saturday would be gratefully accepted. On the Sunday, G Chapman and D Carter will go head to head in A singles with spotter D Holden. Social games will be available, from 9.30am.

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Shamrock Street overhaul
By ROWAN HUNNAM SHAMROCK Street this week went through some major restoration with the laying of an asphalt overlay by the Department of Main Roads. The upgrade to the running surface, the road between the two white lines, was funded by the government department as part of a wider regulated project; relaying the asphalt on main roads in all the communities in western Queensland. Blackall Tambo Regional Council CEO Ken Timms said Council had contributed over $200 000 to the extensive road restoration, to ensure that the finished surface was absolute and tidy. The work conducted by the Main Roads crew consisted solely of the running surface. Council funded the necessary work to be carried out on the remaining areas of the main road. Mr Timms said, “The option for us was to do the car park area on the side of the road, the middle part of the road running alongside the garden beds and a bit in the middle of an intersection, or be left with a big lip in some places,” he said. “For example, in the middle of the road, if it wasn’t resurfaced along with the rest of the main road, water would just lie there and eventually soften the road edge, and create potholes.” Mr Timms went on to say that the works were initially meant to be carried out on Saturday and Sunday to minimise the disturbance to tourists and businesses but broken machinery in Tambo had delayed the program. “It is very unfortunate that the businesses have felt the impact of the works,” Mr Timms said. Council Manager of Works Paul Martin said that the main roads are resurfaced approximately every 15 years, in order to maintain them in good condition. ROAD CLOSED I Shamrock Street underwent major works this week, and proved to be a disruption for tourists and locals looking to use the main street on Monday and Tuesday GROWING BUSINESS I Landmark Blackall branch manager Paul Holm admires the hebel going up to form the walls of the building structure COMBINED SCHOOLS’ ATHLETICS I Seaton Hansen, Peter Blucher, Jesse Miller, Keanan Town, Zach Frost and Andrew Davison had a go at the discus on Tuesday at the athletics

OFF TO THE LAURI SPINA RUGBY LEAGUE CARNIVAL I Blackall junior rugby league players are headed to Townsville this weekend and will have the opportunity to meet the North Queensland Cowboys and participate in a relay at Dairy Farmers Stadium at half time of the Saturday night clash.

– Dally Holden

Sunday 27th June Saturday 26th June Open Sports Day Pony Club Gymkhana
This event is open to everyone Pony club gear regulations apply Open to Members of any pony club
Contact Kellie Harlow 0429499144 or Helen Aspinall 0428 316 289 for program or nominations
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Blackall Pony Club

WHATS ON in 2010
JUNE

I have attended the third annual Council of Mayors meeting in Canberra 26 Blackall Pony Club Open Sports Day at the end of last week. As part of the 26 Photo Scavenger Hunt, School Holiday Youth Program RAPAD group, we have an Outback 26-30 Traditional Furniture Making Workshop Regional Roads submission before the 26 Schools Out Disco federal Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Anthony Albanese. Should we 26 Blackall Bowls Club Presentation Night 2005-2009 be successful, this submission would increase the total 26 Forever Everly Performance new funding for roads in the central region to 15 million 27 Blackall Pony Club Gymkhana per annum for five years. 28 Spotlight and Sardines, School Holiday Youth Program Canberra was cold and bleak with little joy in the 30 Woolscour Tour and Dinner money department, however with a submission from the Blackall Tambo Regional Council we will share in JULY the $100 million set aside for local Governments this 1 AusIndustry Business Breakfast year. I was able to speak with both the Special Minister 2 Techno/Board Game Night, School Holiday Youth Program of State Joe Ludwig and the Hon Anthony Albanese of 3 Blackall Woolscour Market Day matters which are specific to our region. 3 Movie Night, School Holiday Youth Program The Blackall Tambo Regional Council will be making submissions to the fund and look forward to receiving 3 Blackall Races at least $30,000 to go towards a project in the region. A 1 Woolscour Bush Dinner 5 Everything Balloon Night, School Holiday Youth Program challenge to all local governments was issued by the Hon Maxine McKew to ensure there was a conscious effort to 7 Woolscour Tour and Dinner have at least 50% of women in all local governments 7-10 Onsite E-Business Solutions Training and administration. 9 Winter Games Night, School Holiday Youth Program The Blackall Tambo Regional Council does rather well in this area however I am of the opinion that the very 10 61 Circus Acts in 60 Minutes Performance best applicant for whatever position should get the job 10 Blackall Community Markets be they female or male. 13 Queensland Youth Orchestra Big Band Performance, An interesting suggestion came forward at one of McLean Place the sessions I attended from Western Australian 14 Queensland Youth Orchestra Big Band Performance, Local Government after the 40% mining tax was being Tambo discussed. The suggestion was that all companies 14 Woolscour Tour and Dinner making super profits should be taxed on the super tax 15 Blackall Combined Agents’ Weaner and Store Cattle Sale basis! When you come to think of all the multinational 15 Queensland Youth Orchestra Big Band Performance companies who do business here in Australia – not to 21 Sports Locker Room Forum mention banks and fuel companies – then there could 21 Woolscour Tour and Dinner be a case for a super tax. I am not sure if it should be 28 Woolscour Tour and Dinner 40% … food for thought! Many ordinary Australians are taxed up to 48% through our tax system. It does bear a AUGUST great deal of discussion! 4 Woolscour Tour and Dinner We welcome Colin Duffy and Lester Schumaker to 7 Woolscour Bush Dinner the Blackall Tambo management team. I know both 11 Woolscour Tour and Dinner will bring their extensive expertise and skills in their 14 Blackall Community Markets respective fields of financial and business management. I know our welcoming and friendly community will 18 Woolscour Tour and Dinner 21 Blackall Colin Wood Shield Day and Challenge Weekend ensure both they and their families will settle into the wonderful lifestyle of both Blackall and Tambo. 25 Woolscour Tour and Dinner ‘FOREVER EVERLY’, a tribute to the Everly Brothers, will be entertaining at the Blackall Cultural Centre on SEPTEMBER Saturday, June 26. Nostalgia at its best!!! Great music 4 Woolscour Bush Dinner and a two course buffet meal will be included in the 11 Blackall Community Markets very reasonably priced ticket. Don’t miss this great opportunity to ‘Walk Right Back’! July 12 will see the Queensland Youth Orchestra arrive in Blackall for a week of music and outback experience. Members of the Big Band will be working with the schools in both Blackall and Tambo and giving FREE concerts in Tambo at the Tambo Shire Hall on July 14 at 6.30pm and in Blackall at the Cultural Centre on July 15 at 6.30pm for 7pm start. Do come along and enjoy the experience of a Big Band in our region.

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4:30 Shortland Street 5:00 Something in the Air 5:30 The New Inventors 6:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Talking Heads 2:00 The Bill 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Cheese Slices 6:30 Poh’s Kitchen 7:00 News 7:30 7.30 Report 8:00 The New Inventors 8:30 Spicks and Specks 9:00 The Gruen Transfer 9:30 United States of Tara 10:00 At the Movies 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:30 Spooks 12:25 Movie: McLintock! (PG) 2:30 Big Ideas 3:25 National Press Club Address

Barcoo Independent TV Guide June 27 - July 3 ABC SEVEN Imparja SBS
6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: The Sandlot: Heading Home (PG) 2:00 Children’s Programs 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal or No Deal 6:00 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home and Away 7:30 Highway Patrol 8:30 Police Under Fire 9:30 Criminal Minds 11:30 Most Shocking 12:30 Sons and Daughters 1:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today 5:30 News 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Good Boy! (G) 2:00 Children’s Programs 4:30 News 5:00 Discover Downunder 5:30 Deal or No Deal 6:00 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 AFL: Carlton v Lions 10:00 True Beauty 11:00 American Dad 12:00 Inside Ireland 1:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today 5:30 News 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Johnson Family Vacation (PG) 2:00 Children’s Programs 4:30 News 5:00 Hawk’s Active 5:30 Deal or No Deal 6:00 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home and Away 7:30 Better Homes and Gardens 8:30 AFL: Hawthorn v Bulldogs 11:45 Scrubs 12:15 Movie: Redemption (AV) 2:05 Inside Ireland 3:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today 6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 9:00 Saturday Disney 11:00 Children’s Programs 12:00 V8 Xtra 12:30 V8 Utes 1:30 Beauty and the Geek Australia 2:30 Movie: Fat Albert (G) 4:30 What’s Up Down Under 5:00 Creek to Coast 5:30 Queensland Weekender 6:00 News 6:30 Hook Line and Sinker 7:30 AFL: Crows v Essendon 11:00 TheHitRater.com 11:40 Movie: Behind Enemy Lines II: Axes of Evil (AV) 1:40 Movie: Valet Girls (M) 3:30 It Is Written 4:00 Infomercials 5:00 Dateline NBC 6:00 Today 9:00 Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 News 5:00 Antiques Roadshow 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 News 7:00 Two and a Half Men 7:30 Hey Hey It’s Saturday 9:30 The AFL Footy Show 11:15 Wimbledon: Men’s Quarterfinals 2:15 One Day International Cricket: England v Australia 5:30 Today 6:00 Today 9:00 Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days of our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 News 5:00 Antiques Roadshow 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 News 7:00 Two and a Half Men 7:30 Getaway 8:30 Sea Patrol 9:30 The NRL Footy Show 11:00 Wimbledon: Women’s Semifinals 4:00 F Troop 4:30 Entertainment Tonight 5:00 News 5:30 Today 6:00 Today 9:00 Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days of our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 News 5:00 Antiques Roadshow 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 News 7:00 Two and a Half Men 7:30 Friday Night Football: Broncos v Tigers 10:00 Wimbledon: Men’s Semifinals 4:00 Entertainment Tonight 4:30 Good Morning America 6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 10:00 Children’s Programs 2:00 Movie: The Admirable Crichton (G) 4:00 Discover Downunder 4:30 Postcards International 5:00 4WD TV 5:30 Fishing Australia 6:00 News 6:30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7:30 One Day International Cricket: England v Australia 11:00 Wimbledon: Women’s Final 1:00 One Day International Cricket: England v Australia 3:00 Skippy – the Bush Kangaroo 4:00 4x4 Adventures 5:00 Alive and Cooking 5:30 Rise and Shine 3:30 Here Comes the Neighbourhood 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour

7:40 International News

Wednesday June 30 Thursday July 1 Friday July 2

5:30 FIFA World Cup Match of the Day 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Inspector Rex 8:30 James May’s Big Ideas 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Santo, Sam and Ed’s Cup Fever! 10:30 FIFA World Cup Show 11:30 Movie: The Miracle of Bern (PG) 5:05 International News 1:00 The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia 1:30 Supermom 2:30 Liberal Rule 3:30 A Fighting Chance 4:00 Feast Greece 4:30 The Journal 5:00 PBS Newshour 6:00 Global Village 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 My Family Feast 8:00 Oz and James Drink to Britain 8:30 Supersizers Go… 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Blood, Sweat and Gears 11:40 Never Say Die Matildas 12:40 Movie: Belleville Rendezvous (PG) 5:05 International News 1:00 The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia 1:30 Malls R Us 2:30 Cracking the Colour Code 3:30 Short Stories 4:00 Classical Destinations 4:30 The Journal 5:00 PBS Newshour 6:00 Global Village 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Coast 8:30 The Unbelievable Story of the First World Cup 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Erotic Tales 11:30 FIFA World Cup: 1st Quarterfinal 2:00 FIFA World Cup Match Replay 4:00 FIFA World Cup: 2nd Quarterfinal 6:30 The Contenders 7:00 FIFA World Cup Morning News 7:40 International News 1:00 San Remo Song Festival 3:00 Seaman Dan and Friends 3:30 Tim Marlow Meets… 4:00 Yinka Shonibare 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 FIFA World Cup Match of the Day 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Monster Moves 8:30 Santo, Sam and Ed’s Cup Fever 9:00 FIFA World Cup Show 10:00 FIFA World Cup Australian Match Highlights 11:30 FIFA World Cup: 3rd Quarterfinal 2:00 Tour de France Live Stages: Prologue 4:00 FIFA World Cup: 4th Quarterfinal

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4:30 Shortland Street 5:00 Something in the Air 5:30 The New Inventors 6:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 How the Earth was Made 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Jeeves and Wooster 1:30 Collectors 2:00 The Bill 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:05 Grand Designs Revisited 7:00 News 7:30 The 7.30 Report 8:00 Catalyst 8:30 Miracles: Miracle in the Storm 9:30 Addiction 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:30 Live from Abbey Road 12:20 Movie: Three Came Home (M) 2:10 Movie: Knight Without Armour (PG) 3:55 Can We Help? 4:30 Shortland Street 5:00 Something in the Air 5:30 The New Inventors 6:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Catalyst 11:30 The New Inventors 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Enough Rope with Andrew Denton 1:30 Cranford 2:30 Spicks and Specks 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:05 Meerkat Manor 6:30 Can We Help? 7:00 News 7:30 Stateline 8:00 Collectors 8:30 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple 10:05 beached az 10:05 30 Seconds 10:30 Lateline 11:15 The Graham Norton Show 12:05 Rage 5:00 Rage 10:00 Rage: Guest Programmer: TBA 11:00 Poh’s Kitchen 11:30 Message Stick 12:00 Stateline 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 Foreign Correspondent 1:30 Can We Help? 2:00 Rugby League 4:00 Pilot Guides 5:00 Bowls: World Cup 2010: Women’s Semifinal 6:00 Planet Food 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 News 7:30 Doc Martin 8:25 News Update 8:30 The Bill 9:15 News Update 9:20 Midsomer Murders 11:00 Silent Witness 11:55 Rage

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The Barcoo Independent, Friday, June 25 2010 - TV GUIDE

5:00 Rage 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacific Focus 11:30 Songs of Praise 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Message Stick 2:00 Travel Oz 2:30 Dog Fight over Guadalcanal 3:30 The Artful Codgers 4:20 Stolen 5:15 Composer Tunes: Beethoven 5:30 Art Nation 6:00 At the Movies 6:30 Treks in a Wild World 7:00 News 7:30 Doctor Who 8:15 Doctor Who 8:30 News Update 8:35 Little Dorrit 10:20 Compass 11:20 Wagner’s Mastersinger, Hitler’s Siegfried 12:15 Order in the House 1:30 Movie: The Human Factor (M) 3:30 Talking Heads 4:00 First Tuesday Book Club with Jennifer Byrne

Barcoo Independent TV Guide June 27 - July 3 ABC SEVEN Imparja SBS
6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 Dianna: Her Last 10 Days in Pictures 11:00 Home Improvement 11:30 Movie: The Love Bug 3: Herbie goes to Monte Carlo (G) 1:45 Movie: Bring It On: All or Nothing (PG) 4:00 TBA 5:00 Guide to the Good Life 5:30 Great South East 6:00 News 6:30 Sunday Night 7:30 Border Security 8:00 The Force – Behind the Line 9:00 Movie: Death at a Funeral (M) 10:50 Scrubs 11:20 Russell Brand’s Ponderland 12:00 The Mole – the Amazing Game 2:00 Infomercials 3:00 NBC Meet the Press 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 News 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Wild Hearts (PG) 2:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal or No Deal 6:00 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home and Away 7:30 Breaking the Magician’s Code 8:30 Desperate Housewives 9:30 Hung 11:00 Trauma 12:00 The Mole – the Amazing Game 1:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 News 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: TBA 2:00 Children’s Programs 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal or No Deal 6:00 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home and Away 7:30 Minute to Win It 8:30 Packed to the Rafters 9:30 TBA 10:30Alan Sugar: The Apprentice 11:50 Trade Wars 12:20 Popstars 1:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today 5:30 News 6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today 10:00 Wide World of Sports 11:00 The Sunday Footy Show 12:00 Sunday Roast 1:00 4X4 Adventures 2:00 Ford Falcon 50th Anniversary 2:30 Talk to the Animals 3:00 Men in Trees 4:00 Sunday Football: Titans v Knights 6:00 News 6:30 Customs 7:00 RBT 7:30 60 Minutes 8:30 Underbelly 9:30 CSI 10:30 One Day International Cricket: England v Australia 3:30 Alive and Cooking 4:00 Good Morning America 5:00 News 5:30 Today

Regional Fuel Watch

6:30 The Contenders 7:00 FIFA World Cup Morning News 7:30 International News 11:00 Tales from a Suitcase 11:30 Here Comes the Neighbourhood 12:00 Try Revolution 1:00 Cycling: 2010 Criterium Dauphine Libere 2:00 Speedweek 4:00 Football Asia 4:30 Futbol Mundial 5:00 Road to the 2010 FIFA World Cup 5:30 FIFA World Cup Match of the Day 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are? 8:30 The Last Voyage of the Gustloff 9:30 High Altitude 10:00 Santo, Sam and Ed’s Cup Fever! 10:00 FIFA World Cup Show 11:30 FIFA World Cup: 3rd Round of 16 2:00 FIFA World Cup Match Replay 4:00 FIFA World Cup: 4th Round of 16 7:40 International News 3:30 Destination Australia 4:30 The Journal 5:00 Rough Science 5:30 FIFA World Cup Match of the Day 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters 8:30 Man v Wild 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Santo, Sam and Ed’s Cup Fever! 10:30 FIFA World Cup Show 11:30 FIFA World Cup: 5th Round of 16 2:00 FIFA World Cup Match Replay 4:00 FIFA World Cup: 6th Round of 16 7:40 International News 3:30 Nerds F.C. 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 FIFA World Cup Match of the Day 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Why Do We Talk? 8:30 On Thin Ice 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Santo, Sam and Ed’s Cup Fever! 10:30 FIFA World Cup Show 11:30 FIFA World Cup: 7th Round of 16 2:00 FIFA World Cup Match Replay 4:00 FIFA World Cup: 8th Round of 16

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TV GUIDE - The Barcoo Independent, Friday, June 25 2010

Sunday June 27 Monday June 28 Tuesday June 29

New committee elected at Barcoo Living AGM
THE Barcoo Living Steering Committee held their annual general meeting and a normal committee meeting last week at McLean Place. The meeting was attended by Ms Jeanette Evans from Churches of Christ Care in Brisbane. Owen Stockwell was re-elected as chairperson of the committee, the position of deputy chair went to Daphne Rich and committee members Peter Skewes, Terry Kingston and Ian Kinsey remained on. Dr Viney Joshi, Lisa Kings and Trethella Smith were all elected onto the committee at the AGM. In his 2010 report, chair Owen Stockwell reflected on the long journey of the steering committee that became the administrative committee and their achievements over the last decade. He said that Churches of Christ Care have played a major part in the establishment of McLean Place and the contribution the facility has made to aged care in the region, particularly in extending the care to residents of Tambo, Isisford, Aramac, Jericho and

4:30 Shortland Street 5:00 Something in the Air 5:30 The New Inventors 6:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Return of Sherlock Holmes 1:30 The Cook and the Chef 2:00 The Bill 3:05 Children’s Programs 6:00 Travel Oz 6:30 Talking Heads 7:00 News 7:30 7.30 Report 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q&A 10:35 Lateline 11:10 Lateline Business 11:35 Sin City Law 12:30 Movie: The Story of GI Joe (PG) 2:20 Noise on Screen 1:30 Movie: Wedding Rehearsal (G) 2:55 Talking Stick 3:25 Bowls: International Test: Australia v England 4:30 Shortland Street 5:00 Something in the Air 5:30 The New Inventors 6.00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The World’s Worst Disasters 1:30 The Einstein Factor 2:00 The Bill 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:05 Time Team 7:00 News 7:30 The 7.30 Report 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 Greatest Cities of the World with Griff Rhys Jones 9:30 QI 10:00 Artscape 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:35 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 The Chaser’s War on Everything 1:05 Movie: Expresso Bongo (PG) 2:05 Island Life: Barrow Island 2:55 Big Ideas 3:55 Good Game

6:00 Today 9:00 Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days of our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 News 5:00 Antiques Roadshow 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 News 7:00 Two and a Half Men 7:30 Two and a Half Men 8:00 The Big Bang Theory 8:30 Rescue Special Ops 9:30 CSI: Miami 10:30 Wimbledon Day 7 4:00 F Troop 4:30 Entertainment Tonight 5:00 News 5:30 Today 6:00 Today 9:00 Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 Danoz Direct 2:00 Days of our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 News 5:00 Antiques Roadshow 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 News 7:00 Two and a Half Men 7:30 Top Gear 9:00 Who Do You Think You Are? 10:00 Australian Families of Crime 11:00 Wimbledon: Women’s Quarterfinals 4:00 F Troop 4:30 Entertainment Tonight 5:00 News 5:30 Today

Barcaldine. Mr Stockwell went on to say that the last six intakes to the independent-living units came from Toowoomba, Redcliffe, Dalby, Alpha, Barcaldine and Townsville. “I believe the reputation of the level of care at McLean Place could be responsible for the interest shown by people willing to relocate to Blackall and take advantage of the independent living with care packages available to assist residents to care for themselves in their own home,” he said.

Shamrock Street overhaul

– Rowan Hunnam

BLACKALL MAIN STREET WORKS I The main street in Blackall was a hive of activity this week with the laying of a new asphalt road surface along the length of the town

Programs correct at time of printing but may change owing to unforeseen circumstances
CLASSIFICATIONS: G M Mature Classification Recommended for viewing by mature audiences. PG MA Mature Audience Not suitable for people under 15 years of age. AV

General Classification Parental Guidance Recommended Adult Violence Classification Not suitable for people under 15 years of age.

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3556 yarded at Blackall sale
BLACKALL Combined Agents yarded a total of 3556 head at their weekly fat and store sale last Thursday. Cattle prices followed general market trends, with values across all descriptions firm to dearer on the previous week. Ray and Susie Mayne Greenhills, Tambo sold Santa heifers to average 145 c/kg, weighing 513.8 kg. The Seymour Family, Tambo sold cows topping at 134.2 c for 598 kg or $802 per head. Acton Land and Cattle Barkly Downs, Mt Isa sold a draft of pregtested in calf cows to a top of 150.2 c/kg for 493 kg to return $740 per head. They also sold a quality draft

of PTIC Santa heifers to a top of 154.2 c/kg to average 147.8 c and 410 kg, to return $607 per head. Baldy Bay Pty Ltd Hall Creek, WA sold a draft of Brahman cross cows ex Allambie to a top of 140.2 c/kg for an average of 134.4 c, 500 kg and $671 per head. Nobar Enterprises Huckitta, Alice Springs had a quality draft of Droughtmaster cross cows which sold to 137.2 c, averaged 129.2 c and 527 kg, to return $681 per head. They also sold feeder heifers to a top of 161.2 c and 356 kg to return $575 per head. A weaner and store cattle sale is scheduled for July 15.

Blackall boys in CQ U12 Community asked for care pack donations Development Cup
OVER the Queen’s birthday long weekend, boys from Blackall and Barcaldine combined schools travelled to Rockhampton to compete in the central Queensland finals of the under 12 Development Cup. The boys won the opportunity earlier in the year, after winning the central west division. All the boys performed extremely well over the two days but unfortunately did not get a win. In the first game they went down to last year’s winners, St Patricks in Emerald, 24-0. On the second day the boys stepped up and led Gladstone Kin Kora State School by 6-4 at half time, to go down 1610 at the final whistle. Competing at this higher level was a great experience for all the boys. DUANE Cavanagh, a past resident of Blackall, works in Brisbane for one of Australia’s biggest charities, dealing firsthand with families in crisis. Duane’s family in Blackall are looking to support the charity, and asking the community of Blackall to support the project also. Around 4000 care packs are distributed each year around Queensland to children in need. Duane’s family hope to collect items to put into the care packs. The packs typically contain toiletry items, activities and games, good quality second-hand clothing and a soft toy. Items to be donated can be left at Elders or contact Lynn on 4657 4846 or Del on 4657 6638 to arrange collection. Brochures about the project are available from local businesses.

CHOIR member Liela Harvey says her favourite singers are Roy Orbison, Elvis and Celine Dion, particularly the song ‘My Heart Will Go On’ because Liela says it is sung with such emotion. “I would love to see Celine Dion in concert,” Liela said. “Or John Williamson.” She says that if she wasn’t in the Blackall community choir, she would just be singing along to her CDs and through being part of the group choir, she feels joy and relaxation. A fact that people may not know about Liela is that she collects garden gnomes and fairies.

Liela talks up being part of the Blackall community choir

Kid’s Corner with Eddie Emu
Q. Why did the spider buy a car? A. So he could take it out for a spin. Q. What do you call a wizard from outer space? A. A flying sorcerer! Q. What do you get if you cross a steer with a tadpole? A. A bullfrog. Q. What increases its value by being turned upside down? A. The number 6. GROSS FACTS: Cockroaches are hardy little disgusting critters; they have been known to live for nine days without their heads before they starve to death.

Comedy Capers

G’day Kids. ‘School Holidays’ have officially started! Let the fun begin! Some of you may be going away to the beach, others to the snow, If it’s anywhere but Blackall please let us know. Send us a photo or a postcard or two; anything is better than nothing, from you.

Eddie

Don’t forget to enter Eddie Emu’s Art Competition! There are lots of prizes to be won and you can enter as many times as you like. Scan your masterpieces (must be a picture of me ‘Eddie Emu’) and email them to karlaw@internode. on.net or take them into the ‘Barcoo Independent’ office at the Blackall Information Centre. Competition ends July 20.

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WILD DOG CONTROL PRESS RELEASE
The Blackall Tambo Regional Council has allocated $180,000 to all Wild Dog Control in the 2010/2011 budget. From the 1st July 2010 a bounty of $30.00 per Wild Dog Scalp will be paid by Council. A Baiting Program will be continued. This will see the Blackall Tambo Regional Council Wild Dog Bounty come better into line with all the neighboring Local Government Authorities. It also provides a clear and definite process for a base scalp bounty payment. The progression of the Central Regional Pest Management Plan being auspiced by RAPAD is gaining momentum. Blackall Tambo Regional Council is a part of this process; however, we do have our own Blackall Tambo Pest Management Plan which is currently being finalised by those who have contributed input to the document. There were discussions with the Blackall Tambo Wild Dog Advisory Committee. Time being of the essence Council has made a decision which is totally inclusive of all properties in the Region and is transparently accountable. The Blackall Tambo Regional Council will continue to monitor the changes in and the latest innovations being trialed in the fight to eliminate this most destructive and costly pest.

Heartland Festival committee winding down 2010 and up for 2011
FOLLOWING a successful Blackall Heartland Festival earlier this year, a new committee is forming an incorporated body to take the festival onto a larger stage. At the end of May a community meeting was held at the Blackall Cultural Centre to discuss options for the future growth and development of the Blackall Heartland Festival. Seventeen members of the community attended including Sally Cripps as chair, Karen Brook as the 2010 Heartland Festival coordinator and mayor Jan Ross. A new executive and general committee was nominated and elected. Another committee meeting was held on Thursday, June 17 to pass a resolution to incorporate and formalise details of the new incorporated group. The new Blackall Heartland Festival committee consists of president Danielle Butler, vice president Frankie Calleja, secretary Sally Cripps and treasurer Angela Strohmayr. Committee members include Lindy Hardie, Tamara Hardie, Alan Stockwell, David Goodman, Mandy Duke, Kirstie Davison, Sally Campbell, Julanne Doonar, Lesley Heatley, Lisa Kings and Kylie Banks. ‘Lighting up the West’ will be the theme for the 2011 event and it will feature an outdoor concert featuring country music sensations Paul Costa and Victoria Baillie. There will be a 2010 Blackall Heartland Festival wind-up meeting and Sean Leahy cartoon presentation held on Tuesday, June 29 at the Blackall Club. Everyone that was involved in the 2010 event is invited to attend the wrap up meeting. Sean Leahy’s community artwork for Blackall will be presented to the community on the evening.

Blackall Tambo Regional Council
Tender – Concrete Pads 2 Highset Houses Blackall
Tenders are invited for form work & concrete pads to 2 dwellings located in Blackall. Tendering specifications are available on request from Mr. Dean Kneebone, Project Manager, Blackall Tambo Regional Council, PO Box 21, Blackall Qld 4472 or telephone (07) 4621 6600 mobile 0417748564. Tenders endorsed “Concrete Pads Staff Houses Blackall” close at 4.30pm on Monday 12 July 2010 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

Jan Ross Mayor
This is a paid advertisement by the Blackall Tambo Regional Council
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Blackall Races
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Banking on youth to grow industry
QUEENSLAND farming group AgForce is encouraging the future leaders of agriculture to step up to the plate and be part of the future of the industry by applying for a 2010 Westpac Youth in Agriculture Conference bursary. Anyone between the ages 18-35 with a stake in primary industry can apply for one of five $1000 bursaries to attend AgForce’s ‘Landscape, Leadership and Learning – 2010’ state conference in September. AgForce event manager Wendy Allen said that the conference will have a firm focus on industry innovation and strong leadership that will continue to build agriculture into the future. “We need the next generation of producers who are passionate about the future of their industry to take part in the debate on these topics and to have their input on important issues,” Ms Allen said. The 2010 Westpac Youth in Agriculture Conference bursary is available to five young people to attend the AgForce 2010 state conference to be held in Rockhampton. Each successful person will be awarded $1000 to cover conference registration and to assist with travel and accommodation costs.

ART FOR WATER I Melbourne artist Fredrick White this week is hard at work on the Blackall part of ‘Conduit – Between Above and Below”; a joint project between Blackall and Thargomindah to create public art using the theme of water. The sculpture, titled ‘Life Span’, represents the braided channels of underground water systems, as well as those above, and bores. “This will remind people of our need for water,” Fredrick said. The 8 metre long sculpture will be made from old bore casings and will be installed down by the Barcoo River. Photos by Robyn Adams.

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Last days for Queensland youth to have their say
YOUNG people in Queensland have just over a week left to voice their concerns on issues which affect them in the country’s largest annual youth survey. The Mission Australia national youth survey winds up on Friday, July 2. Young Australians between the ages of 11 and 24 are invited to participate. The information gathered will be used to help community groups and government to better plan and develop youth services.

Free seminars to make businesses more competitive
BUSINESSES in Blackall and across the central west are being urged by AusIndustry to attend a free seminar that could help them to become more competitive. The free seminars will present information on government programs that can assist businesses to improve efficiencies, productivity and tips and tricks to do business better. The programs on offer can assist small businesses with initiatives such as a Small Business Support Line which is a 1800 phone number with access to an experienced business adviser. The programs can also assist more experienced businesses with granting programs such as Re-Tooling for Climate Change. The seminars will be held in Blackall, Longreach, Winton and Barcaldine throughout the end of June and early July.

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Taxi service to hit the streets
A LOCAL taxi service will be available to residents of Blackall once again after August 1, according to Blackall Tambo Regional Council CEO Ken Timms. The last taxi service operating in Blackall terminated in 2002 and last week Council welcomed the arrival of a new Toyota Hiace van for the job. Mr Timms said that the government had advertised in the community for a tender to operate a taxi service, but had had no response. “Council then took up the tender because we didn’t want to lose the opportunity,” he said. “We know that we may have to support it but if there is the need for some form of transport to get people around, then we will help that.” Mr Timms explained that while Council is currently sourcing the best way of operating the service, it is likely that they will lease it out to someone in the community. He predicts that the main users of the service will be those without a current license, those with a disability and for transfers to and from Barcaldine.

Right and below: Blackall Tambo Regional Council councillor Graham Schluter, mayor Jan Ross and Manager of Works Paul Martin welcomed the new vehicle to town last week, and look forward to the taxi service

St Joseph’s, Blackall State School & the LSODE come together for the

Blackall Combined Schools’ Athletics Carnival
Kids from the state school and St Josephs get ready at the athletics carnival on St Joseph’s APRE Cally Hansen Tuesday: Charlie Schutt, Tim Hansen, Jacob DeHennin, Brendan Ward, Billy Banks, with Cassidy Flynn, Tahlia Gerber Tristan McGovern, Cooper McKay and St Josephs’ teacher Clare Barron and Sophie Kangan

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St Joseph’s, Blackall State School & the LSODE come together for the Blackall Combined Schools’ Athletics Carnival
The combined schools’ athletics carnival was a great opportunity for students from both schools to enjoy a day of sports: Caitlyn McErlean from Blackall State School with Keely Pitt and Stacey Donnelly from St Josephs get ready for the shot put

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Registration Forms at IGA, Bakery or complete one when kids arrive on the 1st day More info contact: Rachel Walker - 0409 687 674
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LETTERS EDITOR
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Barcoo River camping debate continues

Dear Editor, The Blackall Action Group committee, which was formed as the result of the recent public meeting, met last night to decide on a plan to address some of the concerns which were brought to light at that meeting. A letter has today been sent to the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council seeking a meeting between two delegates from the Action Group and the CEO and Mayor. We are hoping for a speedy reply so we can call another community

meeting and relay the results. We will also be attempting to contact Tambo residents and ratepayers to see if there is any interest in joining the group or any issues they feel need to be addressed which may not have arisen at the meeting here. We have received much positive feedback from the community and ask that people continue to contact any of the committee members with fresh concerns or developments. Gwynne Stockwell, President Blackall Action Group

To the Editor It is good to see the camping area near the river is still open! When I saw the posts going in it didn’t look good for the camping tourist. I have travelled a lot of Australia over the past five years so am aware of the wants of a modern traveller. Talk about Blackall, on the road, and I am greeted with a positive response. We are recognised as a friendly, tidy and safe town. A lot of travellers now have their own apartment on wheels, equipped with more mod-cons than the average house. Caravans are no longer a small box with a makeshift bed and half a kitchen. COMBINED SCHOOLS’ ATHLETICS I Nathan Whysall, Nicholas Kinsey, There are a growing number of Ronan Robinson, Jack Ward and Jesse Duke kept each other on their toes and travellers who only want a quiet, performing well at the athletics carnival on Tuesday uncrowded and safe space for a few days so they can look around. If there is a tap for potable water and a dump point nearby, then that is a bonus. A small fee for this site is expected and acceptable. The money saved in higher fees is spent in local businesses (fuel, food or doctors etc) in these friendly towns. Also some travellers will only stay in caravan parks and will ring ahead to ensure a suitable site is available. If all are forced into caravan parks at $20 plus a night, then most will just drive through and spend nothing in LANDMARK BLACKALL UPDATE I The Landmark Blackall premises are that town. undergoing dramatic changes to accomodate for the growing business. The Some caravan parks now have concrete was ready to be poured into this area on Tuesday, June 22, 2010. cabins which are competing directly with motels and hotels. A lot of caravan parks in Australia have become very greedy; they see a caravan and expect it to come to their park. Caravan parks need to look at the travellers needs and update the services offered. All businesses have to do this to survive. Blackall has achieved its status as a RV Friendly town. We should endeavour to help the council to keep this reputation. Well done to council and their staff for providing this clean mowed area. The river bank does meet the wishes of our modern day tourists. This is THE MAN IN THE BALL I Matt and Lorna Evans admire Melbourne’s giant adding to the income of all Blackall soccer ball. Peter and Lorna travelled to Melbourne to visit their son Matt earlier businesses. this month. They went to see Adam Santarossa, also known as the Man in the See you on the road, Ball; a fanatic soccer fan who is living in a giant soccer ball for the duration of Norm Watt, Thistledo, Blackall the World Cup and watching every game of soccer from the ball Page 8 - The Barcoo Independent, Friday, June 25 2010

PIG HUNTING IN BLACKALL 1945 I Norman Bigg, Cyril Messer, Wompa Sutton, Ernie Collins, Albert Scrase and Steven Pattell out pig hunting with their dogs in Douglas Park, Blackall in around 1945.
Photo courtesy of Owen Stockwell.

TAKING A LOOK AT BLACKALL’S HISTORY

Youth school holiday program
THE June-July school holiday youth program looks set to keep everyone busy and entertained over the two week period. Blackall Tambo Regional Council Sport, Recreation and Youth Officer Lisa Goodman said the free programs are important because they will help keep young people engaged. “Although a lot of young people do work, it is good to have a release from school and work and just have some fun with their friends,” she said. “It is also a chance for young people to have some structure to their holidays and for the council to actively engage with young people within our communities and help build strong relationships.” The youth program kicks off on Saturday morning at 10am on June 26 with a photo scavenger hunt at the Blackall Memorial Hall. That night there will be a ‘Schools Out Disco’ at the Blackall showgrounds from 6pm. Lisa said the disco, organised in conjunction with the Blackall Pony Club, is to celebrate the end of term 2 and to bring in the June July holidays. On Monday, June 28 there will be a spotlight and sardines night at the showgrounds from 5pm. Later in the week on Friday night, the memorial hall will be buzzing with a techno/ board game night from 6pm. There will be a movie night at the hall on Saturday, July 3 with Alvin and the Chipmunks the Squeakquel and Armored on show. A balloon games night will be held on Monday, July 5, followed by the Winter Games on Friday, kicking off at 6pm at the hall, with sock skiing, tim tam slam down and much more.

Blackall Races

Free Entry
Saturday 3rd July!!
5 local races, thanks to Schluter’s Bakery, Barcoo Butchery, Blackall IGA, Spinks’ Concreting and Fencing
Great Fashions of the Field Prizes, thanks to Outback Sound, Blackall Newsagency, Seymour’s Department Store and Springleigh Merino’s
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