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SPORT ON THE BARCOO
Golfng news
On April 10 the Barcoo Butchery
Monthly Medal was held at the
Blackall Golf Club. The men’s
division was won by S Robinson
81 gross 67 net with runner up
J Walker 79 gross 68 net. In the
women’s division C Williams
was winner on a count back 100
gross 73 net. Runner up was L
McNamara 94 gross 73 net. Golden
hole number17 W Waugh. Pin shot
number 11 was shared by J Walker
and K Choyce, both measuring
4390mm. Second shot number
12 to club and the members draw
went to R Robinson.
Next week will see the Central
West 4 ball best ball competition
held in Alpha with a 10am hit off.
The following week on April 25
there will be a 3 person Ambrose
held after Anzac Day services with a
2pm hit off. People are encouraged
to organise themselves into teams
for the event with a barbecue to be
held after the game.
--Albert Ross
Some very good bowls were
played last Sunday with Julie
Blucher and Lou Kelly playing
sets of nines. Lou bolted in the
frst set 10-2 but Julie came back
to narrowly win the second set
9-8, then the last set 8-3
Two good games were played in
B singles with Wayne Richardson
and John Bowyer being close all
the way, at 14 all after 16 ends,
then 22 all after 27 ends, then 29
all on 35 ends with John scoring
two to narrowly win 31-29.
In the other B single, Gary
Whitfeld looked beaten being
down 28-22 but made a great
recovery to win fve out of the next
seven ends to pip Col Pfngst 31-
30 right at the post.
In social play Charlie Brown,
Judy Johnson and Betty Johnson
were soundly beaten by Tracey
Brown, Lauretta Cahill and Roy
Black 28-8.
Next week bowls will be played
at the Blackall Bowls Club from
9:30am with social play available
and visitors welcome.
In handicap singles C Pfngst
to play R Black with spotter R
Doyle.
In sets of nine ends, H McHugh
to play T Brown with spotter
D Holden, T Hayward to play
Lauretta Cahill with spotter R
Robinson.
The bowls club is looking for
people to assist mowing and
marking the green while Gary
Whitfeld is away on holidays over
the next three weeks. Anyone
available to assist is asked to
contact the club by next Friday.
--Dally Holden
Narrow win for Julie Blucher
On April 3 2011 the Year Six
and Seven boys from St Joseph’s
travelled to Yeppoon with the
Western Wave rugby league team
for a revival tour to make up for
the Challenge Cup cancellation.
Jack Banks, Will Parry,
Lane Jones and Sam Fletcher
competed on the team.
On the frst day the team played
three games. The frst game was
against St. Josephs Wandal with
the Western Wave team winning
24-14. The team then played St.
Anthony’s Rockhampton in a
tough game with an end result
of 24-14 to St. Anthony’s. The
last game of the day was against
the St Joseph’s Park Avenue
Kangaroos with the Western
Wave team defeating them 34-0.
On the third day the team played
another two games. The frst
game was against St. Benedict’s
and it was almost a win for them
but the Western Wave team came
back to draw at 16 all. The fnal
game was against Our Lady’s of
the Sacred Heart Yeppoon with
the Western Wave team coming
out on top with a win of 14-8.
--Sam Fletcher
On April 3 on Sunday Pagen Arnold
and Sammi Donnelly travelled
to Yeppoon for the 2011 revival
Challenge Cup.
On Monday Pagen and Sammi
travelled to Rockhampton to play
fve games of netball as part of the
Western Wave team.
The team played against some of
the best teams winning four out of
fve games, losing to St Anthony’s.
On Tuesday, the girls played only
2 games winning their frst game 29
nil and winning their second game
11- 5.
-- Pagen Arnold and Sammi
Donnelly
Western Wave revival tour
Western Wave netball
The Western Wave netball team at the
revival Challenge Cup.
The Western Wave rugby league team enjoyed their time in Yeppoon
playing fve games and unwinding with ping pong and waterslides.
INDEPENDENT
THE BARCOO
Blackall’s own community newspaper
In brief....
Business breakfast
Blackall residents had the
opportunity to learn about a range
of opportunities for businesses at
last Thursday’s business breakfast
and expo.
....Page 5
Blackall Show is fast approaching
with a range of activities and events
planned for the day.
The event will include horse
events, team penning, showjumping
a range of entertainment and a
variety of stalls.
Blackall Show
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April 15, 2011 ISSN 1832-6129 RRP $2.00 Contact: barcooindependent@gmail.com
The Black Stump Campdraft was
held at the Blackall Showgrounds
last weekend with 197 competitors
participating in the event.
The campdrafting started on Friday
at 1pm and went until Sunday.
There were just over 1000 runs for
the weekend with 800 frst round runs
and 201 second round and fnal runs.
Robert Politch was named Highest
Scoring Local Rider in the frst round
of the maiden draft with an 89, and
also took out the honours for the
Highest Aggregate Scoring Local rider
for the weekend.
In the Landmark Juvenile Draft,
Jessiah Arnold triumphed on
Silhouette, while Jaye Hall took out
frst placing in the Grant Daniel and
Long Ladies’ Draft on Reliable and
Jacky O’Dell won the Gillespie Santas
Maiden Draft on Dusty Mist.
Ben Hall took out the Elders
Restricted Open Draft on Lex and also
triumphed in the Strathmore Santa
Gertrudis Open Draft on Foot Acre.
In the Spinks Concrete Junior Draft
Jontti Arnold took out frst place on
Stetson.
Lenore and Mick Cole from Nebo and
John Salmond from Colinsville were
the judges for the various events.
Russell Pastoral Company of
‘Champion’ Blackall were the sole cattle
donors for the event, with cattle walked
to and from town for the event by the
Blackall Campdraft Association.
Tom Gleeson from Barcaldine said
that the Black Stump Campdraft was
a great event for competitors and a fun
weekend.
“I wouldn’t miss it for quids,” Mr
Gleeson said.
There was plenty of entertainment
to fll the evening with local DJ Dave
Goodman providing music on the
Friday night, and Tambo band Court
in Session getting the crowds dancing
on Saturday evening until late.
Weekend campdraft draws crowd
Competitors line up to enter the camp at Blackall over the weekend.

Next week’s copy of the
Barcoo Independent will
be delivered to shops
on Thursday afternoon
due to the Good Friday
public holiday. Due to the
Easter break and public
holidays, the Barcoo
Independent will not be
printed the week after on
April 29. There will be
special colour editions of
the Barcoo Independent
on April 21 and May 6.
Taking colour advertising
bookings now.
Contact Victoria Nugent
07 46 576 966
barcooindependent@
gmail.com
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From the Editor
I write this letter to you from Winton
where I am attending a Western
Queensland Local Government
Association Conference.
A submission by the Tambo
Business and Tourism Group in
partnership with the Blackall Tambo
Regional Council for funding from
the Blue Print for the Bush round
to assist regional areas has been
successful. $5,000 will be used to
create signage to identify natural
plant species found growing along “Coolibah Walk”
in Tambo. The opening of the new signage will be
held on June 5 with a community walk and brunch.
The Blackall Tambo Regional Council Meeting held
in Tambo on April 6 was the frst of our video link
meetings with David Alexander of the Longreach
Leader and President of the Blackall Livestock Agents
Association Paton Fitzsimmons able to make use of
the facility.
From the meeting, I am pleased to announce a
curbside bulk item rubbish pick up for
both Blackall and Tambo for the week
commencing May 16, 2011. There will
be more details available in the next few
weeks.
The Blackall Tambo Regional Council was
unable to accede to a request by Barron
Agencies to conduct sales at the Blackall
Sale Yards on Thursdays after the Sale
conducted by the Blackall Livestock
Agents Association each week.Council
has suggested a commission selling
arrangement with another agent who does already
belong to the Blackall Livestock Agents Association.
The Historic Wool Scour Association will receive
1000 litres of diesel as a donation from the Blackall
Tambo Regional Council to assist them to begin the
2011 tourist season. This year we are looking for an
increase in visitor numbers to our region and I have
been delighted to have received positive feedback
from visitors who have recently stayed in Blackall.
--Jan Ross
FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK
Things are truly starting to kick
into action for the year, with the
Blackall races planned for this
weekend if the weather holds
off and the Blackall Show fast
approaching.
Unfortunately I keep on hearing
about the diffculties organisations
are having in receiving support
for events. Blackall has such a
good range of events organised
at the moment that it truly is
a shame not to take advantage
of the opportunities. Frankly,
many other towns don’t have a
social calendar as extensive as we
do, but events cannot continue
without community support. With
many interesting events planned
in coming months, it’s the perfect
time to think about buying tickets
and getting involved.
Next week’s paper will be a colour
edition so if you’re interested in
colour advertising, please get in
touch with me.
The week after Easter there will
be no paper, due to the number
of public holidays that week. The
Barcoo Independent will then
print another colour edition on
May 6.
Advertisers during these weeks
should be aware of a $65 colour
surcharge to cover the cost of
colour printing.
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Barcoo Independent TV Guide April 17- April 23
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6:00 Children’s Programs
11:00 Big Ideas
12:00 Midday Report
12:30 National Press Club Address
1:30 The Trail of Genghis Khan
2:00 Darling Buds of May
3:00 Children’s Programs
6:00 Grand Designs Revisited
6:50 Minuscule
7:00 ABC News
7:30 7:30
8:00 The New Inventors
8:30 Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight
9:30 Hungry Beast
10:00 At the Movies
10:30 Lateline
11:05 Lateline Business
11:30 Titus: The Gorilla King
12:25 Moulin Rouge
2:30 The Cook and the Chef
3:00 Big Ideas
4:00 National Press Club Address
5:00 Sunrise Extra
5:30 Seven Early News
6:00 Sunrise
9:00 The Morning Show
11:30 Morning News
12:00 Movie: Buffalo Dreams
2:00 Children’s Programs
4:30 News at 4:30
5:30 Deal or No Deal
6:00 Seven News
6:30 Today Tonight
7:00 Home and Away
7:30 Air Crash Investigations
8:30 Criminal Minds
9:30 Detroit 1-8-7
10:30 I Shouldn’t Be Alive
11:30 My name is Earl
12:00 Parks and Recreation
12:30 Sons and Daughters
1:00 Infomercials
4:00 NBC Today
5:00 Early News
5:30 Today
9:00 Kerri-Anne
11:00 Morning 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 Afternoon News
5:30 Hot Seat
6:00 National News
6:30 A Current Affair
7:00 The Big Bang Theory
7:30 The Big Bang Theory
8:00 Mike and Molly
8:30 The AFL Footy Show
10:30 RPA-Where are they now?
11:30 Embarrassing Bodies
12:30 TBA
1:30 Danoz Direct
3:00 Alive and Cooking
3:30 Good Morning America
5:00 Weatherwatch and Music
5:05 International News
1:00 Our Father
2:30 Here Comes the
Neighbourhood
3:00 mY Generation
3:30 Letters and Numbers
4:00 The Journal
4:30 PBS Newshour
5:30 Global Village
6:00 Letters and Numbers
6:30 World News Australia
7:35 Inspector Rex
8:30 East West 101
9:30 World News Australia
10:05 Death of a President
11:50 Zelary
2:25 Weatherwatch Overnight
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12:00 Midday Report
12:30 Dalziel and Pascoe
2:05 TBA
3:00 Children’s Programs
6:00 Grand Designs Revisited
6:50 Minuscule
7:00 ABC News
7:30 7:30
8:00 Catalyst
8:30 Girls’ Own War Stories
9:30 Whites
10:00 Getting On
10:30 Lateline
11:05 Lateline Business
11:35 The Film Festival Project
12:25 It Came from Outer Space
1:45 Bad Lands
2:55 Child of Divorce
4:00 Can We Help?
4:30 The Cook and the Chef
5:00 Sunrise Extra
5:30 Seven Early News
6:00 Sunrise
9:00 The Morning Show
11:30 Morning News
12:00 Movie: Stuck in the Suburbs
2:00 Children’s Programs
4:30 News at 4:30
5:30 Deal or No Deal
6:00 Seven News
6:30 Today Tonight
7:00 Home and Away
7:30 AFL – Brisbane vs St Kilda
10:45 30 Rock
11:15 The First 48
12:15 Room for Improvement
1:00 Infomercials
4:00 NBC Today
5:00 Early News
5:30 Today
9:00 Kerri-Anne
11:00 Morning 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 Afternoon News
5:30 Hot Seat
6:00 National News
6:30 A Current Affair
7:00 The Big Bang Theory
7:30 RBT
8:00 Getaway
8:30 CSI
9:30 The NRL Footy Show
11:15 Til Death
11:45 The Strip
12:45 Entertainment Tonight
1:15 Nine Presents
1:30 Danoz Direct
3:00 Alive and Cooking
3:30 Good Morning America
5:00 Weatherwatch and Music
5:15 Copa Del Rey: Barcelona v
Real Madrid
7:35 International News
3:30 Letters and Numbers
4:00 The Journal
4:30 PBS Newshour
5:30 Global Village
6:00 Letters and Numbers
6:30 World News Australia
7:30 Italian Food Safari
8:00 Oz and James Big Wine
Adventure
8:30 Heston’s Feasts
9:30 World News Australia
10:05 Movie: Heaven
11:45 Movie: A Bittersweet Life
1:55 Weatherwatch Overnight
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6:00 Children’s Programs
11:00 Catalyst
11:30 One Plus One
12:00 Midday Report
12:30 To Catch a Thief
2:10 Private Life of an Easter
Masterpiece
3:00 Children’s Programs
6:00 Grand Designs Revisited
6:50 Minuscule
7:00 ABC News
7:30 Compass: Good Friday Special
8:00 Collectors
8:30 New Tricks
9:25 Waking the Dead
10:15 ABC News: Late Edition
10:30 Headcases
10:55 Rage
4:00 Rage
5:00 Sunrise Extra
5:30 Seven Early News
6:00 Sunrise
9:00 The Morning Show
11:30 Morning News
12:00 Easter Special: Hope in the
Summer of Sorrow
12:30 Home Improvement
1:00 Dr Oz
2:00 Children’s Programs
4:30 News at 4:30
5:30 Deal or No Deal
6:00 Seven News
6:30 Today Tonight
7:00 Home and Away
7:30 Better Homes and Gardens
8:30 Movie: Dustbin Baby
10:30 Movie: Cold Mountain
1:25 Movie: Mama’s Gone
A-Hunting
3:00 Infomercials
4:00 NBC Today
5:00 Early News
5:30 Today
9:00 Kerri-Anne
11:00 Morning 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 Afternoon News
5:30 Hot Seat
6:00 National News
6:30 A Current Affair
7:00 The Big Bang Theory
7:30 League: Wests Tigers vs
Broncos
9:30 League: Manly vs Penrith
11:30 Movie: Simpatico
1:40 Movie: Class of ‘44
3:30 Danoz Direct
4:30 Good Morning America
5:00 Weatherwatch and Music
5:05 International News
1:00 Food Lovers’ Guide to
Australia
1:30 Insight
2:30 Australian Biography
3:00 Living Black
3:30 Letters and Numbers
4:00 The Journal
4:30 PBS Newshour
5:30 Global Village
6:00 Letters and Numbers
6:30 World News Australia
7:30 Coast: Inner Hebrides to
Faroe Islands
8:30 WW II – Behind Closed Doors
9:30 World News Australia
10:05 Movie: About Looking for
and Finding Love
12:00 Entourage
12:30 Shameless
1:25 Weatherwatch Overnight
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11:00 Cooking the World: Senegal
12:00 Francesco’s Mediterranean Voyage
12:30 Australian Story
1:00 Foreign Correspondent
1:30 Carbon Cops
2:00 Rugby League Qld Cup
4:00 Pilot Guides: Holy Lands
5:00 Bowls: Aust Open 2011
6:00 Can We Help?
6:30 Gardening Australia
7:00 ABC News
7:30 Doc Martin
8:30 Spooks
9:30 A Quiet Word with Lily Tomlin
10:00 Durham County
10:55 Rage
4:00 Rage
6:00 Children’s Programs
7:00 Weekend Sunrise
9:00 Saturday Disney
11:00 Castaway
11:30 Legend of Enyo
12:00 Zeke’s Pad
12:30 Master Raindrop
1:00 Children’s Programs
2:00 V8 Extra
2:30 My Wife and Kids
3:00 In the Bush with Malcolm
Douglas
4:00 What’s up Down Under
4:30 Extraordinary Dogs
5:00 Creek to Coast
5:30 Queensland Weekender
6:00 Seven News
6:30 Hook Line and Sinker
7:00 AFL – Carlton vs Adelaide
Crows
10:00 Movie: TBA
12:15 The Ten Commandments
4:00 Home Shopping
5:00 Power Rangers
6:00 Children’s Programs
7:00 Weekend Today
9:00 Danoz Direct
10:00 Kids’ WB
1:00 Imparja’s Horse Racing
4:30 The Garden Gurus
5:00 News: First at Five
5:30 Your 4x4
6:00 National News
6:30 Funniest Home Videos
7:30 Movie: TBA
9:30 Movie: TBA
1:30 Movie: Don’t Look Now
3:30 Skippy the bush kangaroo
4:00 Danoz Direct
5:30 Wesley Impact
5:00 Weatherwatch
5:05 International News
1:00 The Trojans
3:50 The Chopin Preludes
4:00 Eating Art
4:30 PBS Newshour
5:30 Shroud of Turin
6:30 World News Australia
7:30 Animal Monster Moves
8:30 Iron Chef
9:20 RocKwiz
10:05 Movie: I’m not There
12:25 SOS
1:25 Life’s a Zoo
1:55 Drawn Together
2:25 Weatherwatch Overnight
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10:30 Offsiders
11:05 Asia Pacifc Focus
11:30 Songs of Praise
12:00 Landline
1:00 Planet Earth
2:00 Arctic Exposure with Nigel Marven
3:00 Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn
Gould
4:45 War Hero
5:00 Art Nation
5:30 Mr Bean
5:45 Dr Who
6:30 Chris Humfrey’s Wild Life
7:00 ABC News
7:30 Human Planet
8:20 ABC New Update
8:30 Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo
10:00 Compass
10:30 The Street
11:35 Insider the Great Magazines
12:25 Intolerance
3:25 Hymns of Glory: Palm Sunday
3:55 Minuscule
4:00 Art Nation
4:30 The Cook and the Chef
6:00 Children’s Programs
7:00 Weekend Sunrise
10:00 The Amazing Race
11:00 Minute to Win It
12:00 V8 Supercars 2011
3:00 AFL – Gold Coast vs Melbourne
5:30 Great South East
6:00 Seven News
6:30 Mighty Ships
7:30 Border Security
8:00 The Force – Behind the Line
8:30 Bones
9:30 Castle
10:30 Serial Killers
11:30 The First 48
12:30 Kings
1:30 Kings
2:30 Home Shopping
3:00 NBC Today
4:00 NBC Meet the Press
6:00 Children’s Programs
7:00 Weekend Today
10:00 Wide World of Sports
11:00 The Sunday Footy Show
12:00 The Sunday Roast
1:00 Boost Mobile Surfsho
2:00 Wildfre
3:00 Pat Callinan’s 4x4 Adventures
4:00 League – Penrith vs
Melbourne
6:00 National News
6:30 A Current Affair - Sunday
7:00 Easter with the Australian
Women’s Weekly
7:30 60 Minutes
8:30 The Mentalist
9:30 Harry’s Law
10:30 CSI Miami
11:25 The Guardian
12:20 Super League
2:20 Nine Presents Albert
Hammond
2:30 Danoz Direct
3:30 4WD TV
4:00 Good Morning America
5:00 Weatherwatch
6:35 International News
10:30 UEFA Europa League
Highlights
11:00 Les Murray’s Football
Feature
12:00 UEFA Champions
Magazine Program
12:30 Speedweek
2:00 Feast India
2:30 Two of Us
3:00 Chachapoya – The Lost
Civilisation
4:00 Little Mosque on the
Prairie
4:30 Living Black
5:00 Cycling Central
6:00 Thalassa: The Curse of
K-19
6:30 World News Australia
7:30 Empire of the Seas
8:30 The Secret War on Terror
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10:30 Movie: The Accursed
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12:00 Midday Report
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1:30 Cheese Slices
2:00 Darling Buds of May
3:00 Children’s Programs
6:00 Grand Designs Revisited
6:50 Minuscule
7:00 ABC News
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8:00 Australian Story
8:30 Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo
10:00 Grumpy of Women
10:30 Lateline
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3:00 Bowls: Aust Open 2011
4:00 Travel Oz
4:30 The Cook and the Chef
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5:30 Seven Early News
6:00 Sunrise
9:00 The Morning Show
11:30 Morning News
12:00 Movie: Something New
2:00 Children’s Programs
4:30 News at 4:30
5:30 Deal or No Deal
6:00 Seven News
6:30 Today Tonight
7:00 Home and Away
7:30 Border Patrol
8:00 Coastwatch
8:30 Bones
9:30 Brothers and Sisters
10:30 My Shocking Story
11:30 The First 48
12:30 Parks and Recreation
1:00 Infomercials
4:00 NBC Today
5:00 Early News
5:30 Today
9:00 Kerri-Anne
11:00 Morning 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 Afternoon News
5:30 Hot Seat
6:00 National News
6:30 A Current Affair
7:00 The Big Bang Theory
7:30 Two and a Half Men
8:00 Mike and Molly
8:30 TBA
9:30 TBA
10:30 Australian Families of Crime
11:30 Til Death
12:00 Super Rugby Extra Time
1:00 Super League
2:00 Danoz Direct
3:00 4WD TV
3:30 Good Morning America
5:00 Weatherwatch
5:05 International News
1:00 Food Lovers’ Guide to
Australia
1:30 Final Image
2:30 Insight
3:30 Letters and Numbers
4:00 The Journal
4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial
5:00 The Crew
5:30 Living Black
6:00 Letters and Numbers
6:30 World News Australia
7:30 Mythbusters
8:30 Man vs Wild
9:30 World News Australia
10:00 Ugly Americans
10:00 South Park
10:30 Wilfred: Dog of a Town
11:00 Ugly American
11:30 The World Game
12:30 Living Black
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6:50 Minuscule
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8:00 Foreign Correspondent
8:30 Stephen Fry and the Great American
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9:30 QI: Divination
10:00 21C: Art in the First Decade
10:30 Lateline
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1:05 I’ll Get You for This
2:30 Talking Stick
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4:00 Talking Heads
4:30 The Cook and the Chef
5:00 Sunrise Extra
5:30 Seven Early News
6:00 Sunrise
9:00 The Morning Show
11:30 Morning News
12:00 Movie: Ready to Run
2:00 Children’s Programs
4:30 News at 4:30
5:30 Deal or No Deal
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The Barcoo Independent, Friday, April 15 2011- Page 3
The impact of the many natural
disasters last summer through
lives lost and community historical
records and buildings destroyed
or damaged was acknowledged at
the annual general meeting of the
Blackall Historical Society (BHS)
recently.
A major project at the Blackall
cemetery started in partnership
with the Blackall-Tambo Regional
Council (BTRC) has been delayed
by the very wet spring and summer
experienced by the region.
Following the entry of all
cemetery register and map
records onto a computer by BTRC
project offcer Alison Shaw and
her team, BHS members were
trained by consultant Melissa
Driscoll to check each record at
the cemetery.
They are also replacing pegs
where pegs exist, photographing
headstones, taking GPS points for
each plot and creating new maps.
According to president Christine
Campbell, all the graves in the
denominational sections on the
right hand side of the entrance
gate have been checked and
mapped to date.
The work has been made possible
by a grant from the Community
Memorials Restoration Fund.
The excellent work of co-team
leader Wendy Quilty and the
assistance of Simon Campbell
were acknowledged.
Another highlight of the year
outlined by Christine in her
president’s report included a visit
by the Chiles family last August.
The family was researching its
ancestors, the Blanning family
who owned the Prince of Wales
Hotel (an earlier building on the
site of the current hotel) and the
property Mineeda in the years
1906-1912.
George Blanning was mayor of
Blackall in 1911 and 1912.
Louise Bailie, Neville Dolinski
and Father Matthew were
thanked for their help in providing
information and site visits.
Researcher Dale Lane, who
has relocated from Blackall, was
thanked for her efforts in answering
the many family history enquiries
that come to the society.
Other members who have
relocated include Jenny Donaldson
and Janet Behan.
Christine said they, along with
Grace and Dave Pocknee from
Hoffman Surveyors had been very
helpful with expertise in regards
to the cemetery mapping and early
survey maps.
Christine and Wendy Quilty
were re-elected as president and
secretary respectively.
Jill Taylor has taken on the
position of vice president and
Daphne Rich brings her enormous
expertise to the position of
treasurer.
“The BHS is a very small band
of people willing to tackle very
big projects,” Christine said.
Any interested members of the
community are invited to join the
society which usually meets on
the frst Friday of the month.
--Christine Campbell
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Historical Society recognises disaster impact
The Blackall Show is just around
the corner on Sunday May 1 with
a variety of activities and events
scheduled for the day.
The weekend will start with the
dressage on Saturday and the
arrival of the various entries to be
judged for the big day on Sunday.
The horse events will start at
7am for the gymkana, followed by
the Colin Wood Memorial Junior
Stockman’s Challenge.
Team penning is a new event for
the Blackall Show with plenty of
competitors to vie for $1750 worth
of prize money.
The event has been supported by
Evolution Exploration, Centretune,
Ray White Rural and Simon and
Christine Campbell from Latrobe.
Showjumping has returned
again this year and the night
entertainment will include the
six bar showjump for junior and
senior riders.
Comedy duo The Crackup Sisters
will provide entertainment at the
show along with Windy Wizard
and the Gilmore Pet Nursery with
their racing pigs.
A gourmet luncheon will be held
in front of the Industrial Pavilion
with the help of the Blackall
Kindergarten.
The Industrial Pavilion will be
flled with a wide variety of stalls,
including pearls, gemstones,
jewellery, scarves, goats milk
soaps, Elwyn’s cakes, and plants
and décor from Ilfracombe
Nursery.
The night programme starts
at 5:30pm with plenty of
entertainment to keep everyone
busy until the freworks display at
9pm, with music continuing until
12pm.
Action packed day for Blackall Show
WHATS ON in 2011
APRIL
15 Easter Fete
16 Blackall Races
16 Tambo Stock Show
16 Blackall Magpies vs Winton in Longreach
25 Anzac Day
29 Blackall Show Ball
30 Tambo Campdraft
MAY
1 Tambo Campdraft
1 Blackall Agricultural Show
8 Mothers’ Day Function Dance Blackall
9 -13 Alpha SDE Cluster Camp
12 Biggest Morning Tea sponsored by Anglican Church
13 Blackall Combined Schools Athletics Carnival
13 Blackall Combined Schools Disco
14 Community Markets
21 Dance Beneft Dinner
21-22 Tambo Polocrosse Carnival
23-27 Lantern Workshop
25-27 Paul Costa Songwriting workshop
26 Biggest Morning Tea at 60s and Better
27 Opening Night Heartland Festival Art Exhibition
28 Longreach SDE Interschool Gymkana
28 Heartland Festival Food and Music Fiesta
28-29 Arts Yakka Workshops in Tambo
29 Heart-y Breakfast with Blackall Walking Group
30-31Painting workshop
30-31 Photography workshop
JUNE
1-2 Painting workshop
1 Sustainable Gardening Day
2 Photography workshop
3 RFDS Mary G Show
4 Tambo Cup Races
4-5 Shockwave Festival
5 Les Chansons show
5 Heartland Festival Photography Exhibition opening
10 Blackall vs Barcaldine Rugby League home game
11 Community Markets
11-12 Machine Quilting workshop with Pauline Rogers
11-12 Ian Francis Campdraft Clinic
18 Blackall State School Trivia Night
25 Blackall Memorial and Sports Club Casino Night
25-30 Woodies Workshop
JULY
2 Blackall Races
9 Community Markets
29-30 Radio Plays performances
30 Blackall Rugby League home game
AUGUST
6 Tambo Ladies Race Day
6 Blackall vs Ilfracombe Rugby League Home Game
8 Blackall State School Variety Bash
13 Community Markets
30 SDE Blackall Sports Skills Day
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It will be a busy day in Tambo on Saturday
with 37th annual Tambo Stock Show being held
at the Tambo Showgrounds.
The day will feature all the traditional show
favourites such as horse events, wool, sheep
and cattle presentations, school displays and
performances, pushbikes, a dog obstacle course,
the cooking competition, a fashion parade, whip
cracking and the country skills challenge.
Artists will also have a chance to showcase their
talents with junior artist, glasswork, sculpture
and leatherwork displays, a photography
competition, a recycled card competition and the
arts and crafts competition and sale.
Children will be well catered for with sideshows,
tug-o-war, mini jeeps, a jumping castle, a pet
parade, an egg hunt, laser skirmish, face painting,
a reading tent and children’s entertainment
throughout the day provided by Bazil Grumble.
Visitors to the show will have the chance to
win the lucky gate prize of a $300 voucher to be
spent at local Tambo businesses and can also
enter a raffe to win a laptop computer donated
by Outback Computer World.
The night will also have its share of festivities
with a freworks display at 7:30pm, music
provided by the Tambo Blue Light Association,
food and a bar until late.
Tambo Stock Show
Better late than never- Blackall State School students
look on as school chaplain Linda Whysall released the
butterfies ordered for Butterfy Day. A delay in delivery
meant that the release took place on Wednesday
afternoon, a day later than planned.
The Blackall Hospital Auxiliary has a new
executive for 2011, elected at a well attended
annual general meeting held on March 30.
Veronica Driver is president, with Sandra
Eagle as vice president and Vicky Nicholls as
treasurer.
The role of secretary is shared this year by Carol
Sanders and Suzanne Russell, while Natalie
Allen takes on the role of publicity offcer.
Hospital auxiliary
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Possible Childcare Expansion
The Blackall Childcare Committee is considering an
application for funding to expand their childcare facilities
to include long term day care. Parents who would fnd
this useful or businesses who feel this would help
their staffng needs are encouraged to email a letter
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Blackall residents had the
opportunity to gain some business
knowledge with their morning
coffee at the business breakfast
and business expo held last
Thursday morning.
Around 15 Blackall residents
enjoyed a cooked breakfast
at the Acacia Motor Inn while
listening to talks from a range of
organisations.
AusIndustry was the main
organiser behind the event, with
presentations by the Australian
Competition and Consumer
Commission, the Australian
Taxation Offce, the Department
of Immigration and Citizenship,
the Department of Employment,
Economic Development and
Innovation, Small Business
Solutions, RAPAD, IP Australia,
YouthInvest and QLD Outreach.
The breakfast was followed
by a business expo with people
able to attend throughout the
morning to ask questions and fnd
out information from any of the
organisations.
Deborah Mead from AusIndustry
said they were all pleased with
the turnout and felt that the
participants got a lot out of the
breakfast and expo.
“It’s been really good and there
are always a lot of good quality
questions at these events,” Ms
Mead said.
Scott Walker from Design Hub
said he found the information
at the breakfast very useful and
a great way to fnd out about
opportunities for businesses.
“There’s lots of support out
there that doesn’t cost anything
that you don’t necessarily know
about,” Scott said.
Business Expos were also held
in Longreach and Barcaldine
with more to be held in Bedourie,
Birdsville and Jundah later in the
year.
--Victoria Nugent
Bacon, eggs and business
Scott and Rachel Walker taking the opportunity to fll out
evaluations about the business breakfast.
Deborah Mead from AusIndustry with Alison Mobbs after
the breakfast.
Page 6 - The Barcoo Independent, Friday, April 15 2011
Over 1000 widows and 14
school-age children in the Central
West beneft from the funds raised
by the annual Legacy Good Friday
appeal, held in conjunction with
Outback Radio 4LG.
Blackall representative Peter
Evans said the April 22 appeal was
the main way local people could
assist to provide services to those
who are suffering economically
and socially after the death of a
spouse or parent due to defence
force service, or subsequently.
The appeal aims to raise over $30
000 each year, from people phoning
in and pledging donations
“The central west programs
are coordinated by volunteers,
and cover support to both young
families and to older widows,”
Peter said.
“One such young family in
western Queensland consists of a
widow and her four children aged
between nine and 18.
“This family is in diffcult
fnancial circumstances, and
the education and personal
development of the children is
typical of the work Legacy does in
country Queensland.”
Peter added that remoteness
brought about special diffculties
for older clients.
“For them, Legacy’s support
includes the provision of medical
alert monitoring systems for those
that live alone, mobility aids for the
frail and aged, and accommodation
assistance in accessing special
medical treatment over long
distances.”
As well as on-air donations being
made throughout the day, Outback
Radio 4LG and Legacy conduct an
on-air charity auction.
Among the items donated by
local, regional or state businesses
this year are Qantas fights and
Brisbane accommodation to
a Bledisloe Cup rugby match,
Qantas fights and accommodation
for the third State of Origin game,
in Brisbane, Qantas fights,
accommodation and tickets to
the ‘Cirque De Soleil’ performance
at the Brisbane Entertainment
Centre in July, and Rex Airlines
fights plus Magnetic Island
accommodation for the Ultimate
V8 experience in Townsville.
“As the slogan says, we urge
Blackall people to give like the
Diggers gave,” said Peter.
--Peter Evans
Blackall Legacy prepares for Good Friday appeal
Linda Carter was the winner of the Dance
Blackall Easter raffe drawn at the group’s
meeting on Monday afternoon.
Dance Blackall chairperson, Lavina
Anderson was very pleased with the raffe
fundraiser saying, “A big thank you for
supporting this raffe must go to Schluter’s
Bakery, 5 Star, Ian Kinsey Outback
Chemist, Landmark, dance group families
and all ticket buyers.”
The dance group meeting saw strong
support for dancing with a dozen parents
attending to discuss dancing for Term 2
and the fundraising plan for the next few
months.
The Show Ball babysitting is one
fundraiser of which the committee hopes
people will take advantage.
On request by the show society, the group
will offer babysitting in the school library
to parents attending the ball with bookings
essential.
The next community event held by Dance
Blackall will be the Mother’s Day morning
tea being held from 9:30am to 12pm on
Sunday May 8 in the Ward family’s garden
at 5 Gidyea Street.
For $10 adults/$5 children/$20 family
morning tea will be served by dance students
at decorated tables in the garden.
Lessons in ballet, jazz and tap dancing
are available weekly during school terms
for ages from pre-primary to adult at the
Showgrounds each Monday and Tuesday
with Term 2 lessons starting on Monday
May 2 from 3:30pm.
--Alison Mobbs
Busy year for dance
The Blackall State School Concert Band in full swing conducted by
Instrumental Music teacher Michelle Gracie.
Community markets kick off
The frst community
markets for the year were
held last Saturday with a
variety of stallholders turning
out for the occasion.
Market goers were able to
enjoy a sausage sizzle while
they perused stalls stocking
clothing, cakes, homemade
jams and relishes, craft items,
recipe books, scrapbooking
materials, plants and more.
The Blackall State School
concert band was also
out on the day to provide
entertainment during the
morning.
Market days are planned for
the second Saturday in each
month through to October,
with the Christmas Market
date to be decided later in the
year.
This is the third year the
markets have been run in
Short Street with the Barcoo
Pastoral Society happy to
carry on its sponsorship of
this community event.
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The possibility of graziers getting
together to do more locally relevant
research and development was
raised in the last Business News.
What about a project to document
the benefts from cattle transport
on sealed roads as distinct to
dirt roads? It will be hard to get
funding for sealing roads unless
the economic benefts can be
proven. Don’t forget, there is help
to defne the project, fnd people
to do it for you and then apply for
funds. Contact the Council EDO
on edo@btrc.qld.gov.au.
Workshops are coming thick and
fast for graziers this year. RCS
are having an Applied Grazing
workshop in Emerald from 9-12
May and a Ruminant Nutrition
workshop on 13 May, also at
Emerald. MLA and RCS will also
hold workshops in mid April.
MLA have offered to run local
workshops if they have the
numbers. Other presenters such
as RCS may well do so as well.
Contact the Council EDO on edo@
btrc.qld.gov.au.
Mayor Jan Ross has written to
Senator Conroy, Commonwealth
Minister, on plans to stop
broadcasting TV services in small
towns such as Tambo from late
2013. Facilities to re-broadcast
digital TV for Blackall are being
built now. The Commonwealth
has offered a subsidy to residents
of affected small towns (eg Tambo)
to put in a satellite dish. A key
issue is how this will affect drive
tourists. If they don’t have an
expensive satellite dish on their
vehicle, they will not have access
to TV of any sort in Tambo after
late 2013. They therefore may not
stay overnight, causing a serious
problem for local tourism.
There is a lot of talk, and concern,
over climate change and a carbon
tax. However, putting climate
change aside for a moment, there is
a growing general concern by many
people in Australia, Europe and
the USA about the environment
and a growing problem with waste
disposal in Australia, Europe and
the USA. There are also rising
costs of raw materials as India and
China grow, with the potential for
shortages.
There are an increasing number
of corporate solutions to these
environmental issues. News
Corporation can now claim they
are carbon neutral as of December
2010. They have purchased
carbon offsets via buying electricity
from a wind farm in India, and are
reducing business travel by using
videoconferencing. They are also
reducing water and electricity
uses by the range of buildings
they use. They will therefore pay
no carbon tax and will have saved
a lot of money in the process.
One challenge for businesses in
Blackall and Tambo is how they
can save money by reducing power
use. Another is how graziers can
tap into carbon offsets by getting
big companies to pay them for
improving the carbon levels in
their soil. A recent conference in
Melbourne on climate change and
primary industries has copies of
the papers presented online at
http://www.theccrspiconference.
com.au/). Consumer concerns on
the environment are not going to
go away.
--John Hine
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Morning tea & coffee, smokos & lunch
supplied - small charge
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Supported by DCQ, NQDT and
Barcaldine Regional Council
Phone DUC Offce 46511001 9-11am
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COMBINED CHURCHES OF BLACKALL SERVICE TIMES
EASTER 2011
HOLY TRINITY ANGLICAN CHURCH
Enquiries - Rev Beth O'Neill – Ph. 4675 4141
Maundy Thursday April 21
st
7.30pm Blackall
Good Friday 22
nd
9.00am Ecumenical Service, Trinity Church, Blackall
Easter Eve Saturday 23
rd
6.00pm Holy Communion
Easter Sunday 24
th
9.00am Tambo (no service in Blackall)
BLACKALL UNITING CHURCH
Enquiries – Rev Scott Ballment – Ph. 4651 2662
Good Friday 22
nd
9.00am Ecumenical Service, Trinity Church, Blackall
Easter Sunday 24
th
9.00am Blackall
HEARTLAND, ASSEMBLIES OF GOD
Enquiries – Pastor Mark Whysall – Ph. 0437 941 607
Good Friday 22
nd
9.00am Ecumenical Service, Trinity Church, Blackall
Easter Sunday 24
th
9.00am Blackall
ST PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
Enquiries – Fr Matthew Moloney – Ph. 4657 4105
Holy Thursday April 21
st
6.00pm Mass, St Patrick's, Blackall
Good Friday 22
nd
9.00am Ecumenical Service, Trinity Church, Blackall
3.00pm Good Friday Liturgy, Sacred Heart Church, Barcaldine
Easter Vigil 23
rd
6.00pm Easter Vigil Mass, St Patrick's, Blackall
Easter Sunday 24
th
8.00am Mass, Tambo
11.30am Mass, Isisford
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All applications & resumes in writing:
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POSITION VACANT
BLACKALL IGA IS CURRENTLY
SEEKING A TEAM MEMBER FOR THE
FOLLOWING POSITION:

Ÿ Front of store checkout operator
Ÿ Casual Position
Ÿ 25-32hrs per week—5 days a week
with occasional weekend roster
Ÿ Successful applicant will be well
presented & mannered, enthusias-
tic and able to work within our
team environment. A strong work
ethic is essential for our busy store.
All applications & resumes in writing:
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115 Shamrock Street
Applications close Monday 18th April
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Morning of fun at St Joseph’s
St Joseph’s Primary School students got a
chance to have a morning of fun for a good cause
with a mini-fair held at the school last Thursday.
The fair raised $300 for Project Compassion,
a community engagement project by Caritas
Australia, the charity that St Joseph’s is supporting
as their Lenten project.
The students played skittles and putting golf,
tried their hand at the chocolate toss and fshing
game, and even got the chance to dunk their
teachers in a dunking tank.
The Year Six and Seven students ran a canteen
on the day with visiting parents able to buy coffee,
cake and biscuits.
The event rounded out with a helper auction
with Rowan Davison, Rudd Choyce, Sam Fletcher
and Sammi Donnelly all sold for half an hour of
work and teacher Tom Reddy and principal Tim
Franzmann sold for three hours of work.
Jeremy Barron from Barron Agencies was
auctioneer for the sale, which raised a total of
$100.
Sammi Donnelly, Rudd Choyce, Rowan Davison and Sam
Fletcher were auctioned off as helpers by Jeremy Barron.
The students enjoyed the chance to give principal Tim
Franzmann a good dunking.
The chocolate toss was a popular activity at the mini-
fair.
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Avonleigh cleans up in Blackall wether trial
A 2007 team of wethers has won
Avonleigh station accolades and
a holiday at Mooloolaba following
the Barcoo Pastoral Society’s
annual wether trial shearing last
week.
The sheep owned by Graeme
and Sue McDonald and managed
by Rod Allpass had both the best
wool and carcase results for their
age group, $74.42 for wool and
$123.90 for meat value.
The combination also meant the
team won the Newport Apartments
supreme pen award, with a value
of $184.60 per sheep.
The other winner on the day was
the Blackall State School, which
had the highest valued feece in
the trial, $104.20 for their 5.7
kilogram 17 micron feece.
It was the frst time the school
had been represented, thanks to
the donation of a team by Ian and
Deb Macdonald, Bloomfeld.
Five students from the school
were present on the day, taking
turns to throw and skirt feeces,
to operate the press, and to value
feeces.
“It was a ripper of a day,” said
wether trial steward Rod Allpass.
“It was so good to have young
people taking an interest in what
we’re doing.”
Around 100 sheep were shorn
on the day, with four age groups
making up the trial.
The Lloyd family at Lorne took
out the 2006 age group with
wool valued at $71.35, from the
Chandlers at Home Creek ($67.40)
and the Taylor family at Coolagh.
In the 2007 age group, Avonleigh
was in frst place, with Warringah
second and Coolagh third.
The Wood family at Koondoo
won the 2008 age group with a
team wool value of $80.69, from
Patricia Downs and Colart.
The youngest age group was
won by the Macdonalds at Lilyveil.
The Cripps family at Melrose were
second and Koondoo was third.
Koondoo received the Thornleigh
trophy for the wool aggregate
for the best results over all age
groups.
Their overall wool value was
$74.85.
Behind them was Avonleigh
($69.48) and Lorne ($65.07).
On the meat side, Avonleigh had
the best pen of mutton sheep
(average price $123.90), from
Melrose and Coolagh.
Wool judge Greg Hunt from the
Australian Wool Network said the
entries had come through the rain
fairly well.
“The huge amount of rain cotted
feeces, especially in the younger
sheep,” he said.
“It was also great to see
young people interested in wool
production on the day.”
--Sally Cripps
Blackall State School students Lachlan Ashworth, Sean
McCoy, Nathan Whysall, Aaron Williams and Geordy
Heard inspect their prize winning feece at the Blackall
show wether trial.
Wether trial steward Rod Allpass had all three of his children,
Phoebe, Annabelle and Matthew helping on the day.
Landmark’s Tamara Hardie learns the fner points of wool
valuing from Australian Wool Network’s Greg Hunt.
The Barcoo Independent, Friday, April 15, 2011 - Page 17
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Expressions of Interest
CASUAL DISABILITY
SUPPORT CARER
This is a casual position which is administered through the
Blackall-Tambo Regional Council Community Services /
Disability Program. The successful applicant/s will be
required to perform a range of duties to meet the needs of
service user’s.
For more information about this position please contact Council’s Community
Development Officer, Mrs Virginia Wacker on 07 46574 440. An application package
including Expression of Interest Form and Position Description can be obtained by
contacting Tammy Smith – Human Resources Officer on 07 4621 6600 or email
HR@btrc.qld.gov.au.
Applications close: Friday, 29
th
April 2011 at 3pm
Ken Timms PO Box 21
Chief Executive Officer BLACKALL QLD 4472

“Blackall-Tambo Regional Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer”
The Barcoo Independent, Friday, April 15, 2011 - Page 9
Cattle sale draws crowd
Bailey and Ben Olive, originally
from Bluff, have just moved to North
Pentwyn, Blackall and were in the
restocking market at the cattle sale
last Thursday.
There was a lot of interest in the weaner sale at Blackall last
week.
There were 4045 very good
quality weaners and store cattle
yarded in Blackall on Thursday.
All lines met strong competition
from buyers with the outcome
being a great result for all the
vendors that presented cattle in
the sale.
Feeder steers 350-400 topped at
226c/kg to average 204c/kg.
Weaner steers 220-280kg
topped at 256c/kg to average 224,
280-350kg topped at 242c/kg to
average 212c/kg.
Heavy heifers 350-400 topped
at 203c/kg to average 194c/kg.
Weaner heifers 220-280 topped
at 243c/kg to average 206c/kg,
280-350kg topped at 224c/kg to
average 202c/kg.
Cows and calves topped at
$1400.
Walker and Co “Gowan” Blackall
had Santa steers 237c/kg
weighing 285c/kg $676 with the
draft averaging 217c/kg 351kg
$699, while their heifers topped
at 224c/kg weighing 279kg $626
with the draft averaging 216c/kg
257kg $558.
Inkerman Grazing “Hathaway”
Barcaldine had Charolais cross
steers 230c/kg weighing 249kg
$571, while their heifers made
211c/kg weighing 244kg $516.
John and Nell Cameron
“Romulus” Blackall sold Limousin
cross steers to average 204c/kg
weighing 368kg $752. They also
sold Limousin cross heifers for
203c/kg weighing 353kg $717.
Uanda Pastoral Co “Uanda”
Tambo sold Hereford/Hereford
cross steers to top at 242c/kg the
draft averaged 232c/kg weighing
306kg $709, while their heifers
made 243c/kg to average 239c/
kg weighing 244kg $453.
Peter Crowe, Rockhampton and Bruce Black, Black-
water at last Thursday’s weaner sale.
Tim and Kylie Box, Lancevale, Jericho at the sale. Stew Neal, Barcaldine and Tony Schutt, Arrabury, checking out
the weaners on sale at Blackall.
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Only 100 tickets are left for the
Blackall Show Ball with anyone
interested in attending urged to
buy their tickets soon.
The ball will be held at the
Cultural Centre on Friday, April
29 for people aged 18 and over
with live music provided by Tambo
band Court in Session.
Tickets include a three course
meal and a complimentary drink
on arrival and are currently on
sale at Landmark for $50.
Tickets will only be on sale until
April 22 as numbers need to be
confrmed for catering.
Parents need not miss out on
the event with the Blackall Dance
Group offering childminding
services on the night.
The event is the frst show ball
to be held in Blackall in over 25
years and will run from 6:30pm-
1am.
Tickets on sale for show ball
Warren Lehmann, Blackall
DEEDI’s Stock Inspector will talk
with those concerned and affected
by the recent tick outbreaks, on
Tuesday 19th April in Jericho.
The Desert Uplands Committee
is presenting Green Desert Day,
an information day to highlight
the issues coming from the record
fooding rains in the red sandy
country to the north. Meeting
on the Jordon River on the
common, then the Town Hall, the
landholders attending will also
be updated with the latest on the
major pestilence from these rains
– ticks and weeds. There will
be weed identifcation and weed
spraying sessions, and trialling of
the committee’s new monitoring
kits, a day of mixed activities for
all family members since it is the
school holidays.
A Weed Research Proposal
on parthenium and mother of
millions is part of the committee’s
current active projects, totalling
in excess of half a million dollars.
Those who wish to be involved
can come along and hear about
these projects and register their
interest. The committee will also
be discussing other current issues
with landholders, with further
presenters to be confrmed.
Green desert day
Any individual, family or community group or organisation wishing to
purchase a wreath to lay at the Memorial Park Cenotaph during the
Morning Ceremony are encouraged to Contact Robyn Adams on
4651 0939 or 0447 179 974 or Terry Brennan on 4651 0939 or
0419 179 974; or email your request to stratford01@bigpond.com
Wreaths may also be purchased on the day.
Cost: $30.00 – Cash or Cheque payable to Blackall RSL Sub Branch
Collection: Wreaths will be available for collection near Smith Brothers
Hardware Store from 8:00 am to 8:30 am prior to the Anzac Day March.
Blackall Anzac Day Wreaths
for
Monday 25th April 2011
The free World Graphic Design
Day exhibition being held by
Design Hub on April 27 is drawing
closer with mayor Jan Ross set to
offcially open the event.
The event will feature hands
on workshops exploring textures
and also combining different art
forms for graphic design with the
opportunity to view local graphic
designer Scott Walker’s portfolio
and design jobs.
Local DJ Dave Goodman will be
providing music throughout the
exhibition, which will also include
graphic design exhibits displaying
different forms of graphic design.
A free barbecue dinner will be
provided on the evening sponsored
by Blackall-Tambo Regional
Council.
The event will run from 6:30-
8.30pm at the Blackall Memorial
Hall.
--Rachel Walker
World Graphic Design Day shaping up
Four games of pairs took place
under cooler conditions on Tuesday
morning in ladies’ bowls.
J Bauer and R Willis were
defeated by G Turnbull and J
Eaves 14-12.
H McHugh and J Adam defeated
R Walker and M Hauff 9-8.
Ladies bowls will be held again
next Tuesday morning with play
starting at 9am with names to be
submitted by 8:30am.
Ladies’ bowls

Colour advertising will be
available in the April 22 and May 6
issues of The Barcoo Independent
Taking bookings now
Contact Victoria Nugent
(07) 4657 6966
barcooindependent@gmail.com
The Barcoo Independent, Friday, April 15, 2011 - Page 15
BLACKALL
ANZAC DAY
Monday 25th April 2011
DAWN SERVICE
Memorial Park
6:00 am
Complimentary Tea, Coffee & Hot Breakfast
Proudly supported by the Blackall State School & Blackall-Tambo Regional Council
MORNING MARCH & CEREMONY
8:30 am - Assemble for March in front of Smith
Brothers Mitre 10 Hardware Store
8:45 am - March Commence
9:00 am - Ceremony in Memorial Park
*Please note Assembly & Start Location for the March &
Timings for the March & Morning Ceremony are changed.
WREATHS
To arrange for your wreath, contact Robyn Adams or Terry Brennan
4651 0939; 0419 179 974; 0447 179 974; or email stratford01@bigpond.com
Wreaths available for collection near Smith Brothers Store between 8:00 & 8:30 am
In Remembrance of those who served, members of the Blackall RSL Ladies Auxiliary
place a symbolic Cross and Poppy on the grave of every serviceman and woman
interned in the Blackall cemetery. They invite you to view these graves, and honour
the memory and service of these individuals in your own personal way and time.
The Crosses will be on display from Sunday 24th to Tuesday 26th April 2011.
Additional Information or Assistance
Contact Blackall RSL Sub Branch President - Terry Brennan on 07 4651 0939 or 0419 179 974
Tambo Anzac Day Ceremony including Memorial Dedication commences at 11:15 am
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To the Communities of Blackall & Tambo:
Points of interest:
x The Tambo Aquatic was closed on Friday 1 April for winter
and will re-open sometime in October
x Thank you to everyone who purchased a blue ribbon for the
flood victims, we were able to raise $310.90.
x Council meetings are made available for public attendance
via videoconference from both Blackall and Tambo
x Aerial Baiting for Blackall and Tambo will commence on
Monday the 18 April, 2011 and will run all week. Should you
have any queries please contact Phillip Hayward on 0428
507 024 (Blackall) and Neil MacDonnell on 0427 546 881
(Tambo).
x Please contact your local area syndicate for ground baiting
details and dates
x Council would like to thank everyone for their participation in
the Systematic Inspection Program
Anzac Day Ceremonies – Monday 25 April, 2011:
Blackall
Dawn Service
x 6.00am Dawn Service Commence – Memorial Park
x 6.30am-7.30am Blackall Community Anzac Day Breakfast
Blackall Community March
x 8.30am Assemble between Smith Brothers and Prince of
Wales Hotel
x 8.45am March commence and conclude at Memorial Park
x 9.00am Service commence
x 10.00am Service conclude
x Blackall RSL members and community members gather at
RSL Hall
Tambo
x 11.15am Assemble for march
x 11.30am March commence
x 11.45am Service and re-dedication ceremony commence
x 12.30pm Service and re-dedication ceremony conclude
x 12.30pm Tambo community Anzac Day lunch
Wheelie Bin Collection – Easter Break
Tambo
x Thursday 21
st
of April for the whole town
x Wednesday 27
th
of April for Businesses
x Friday 29
th
of April all rubbish collections will be back to
normal
Blackall
x Bins collected on Mondays will be collected Wednesday 27
th
April
x Bins collected on Tuesday and Wednesday will be collected
on Thursday 28
th
April
x Tuesday 3
rd
May all rubbish collections will be back to normal
Tambo Multi Purpose Centre
x 15
th
April Jeffrey Hall Optometrist
x 28
th
April Occupational Therapist
For further information on any of the above, please contact
Tambo Multi Purpose Centre 07 4654 6481.
Community Service Notices
Information Session: Food Handling Safety
Requirements
Date: Tuesday 19 April 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Venue: Blackall Club
Any group or individual offering food to the public
including not for profit organisations
Healthy Cooking Program
Date: 10 & 24 May, 7 & 21 June 11am-1.00pm &
5.30pm-7.30pm
Venue: Blackall State School
Cost: Nil (sponsored by BTRC Community Services)
Limited places still available. Bookings to Liz
MacDonald: 4652 5500 Central West Health Service
Anglican Church – Biggest Morning Tea
Date: Thursday 12 May 10am
Venue: Anglican Church Garden
Sponsored by BTRC Community Services
Calling for Expressions of Interest:
Catering Opportunity – BBQ
Approximately numbers 250-300
Date: Friday 3 June
Time: From 6pm
Venue: Blackall Showgrounds
Function: See Dr Mark Nin-Baker (West Australian of
the Year) perform live as “Mary G” as part of the
Communities Caring for Mind & Body road show.
(Sponsored by RFDS and BTRC Community Services)
Mental Health First Aid Workshop
Date: TBC (2 day program)
Certificate IV in Business
Opportunity to obtain a qualification recognizing skills
you may already use day to day (suitable for all
business operators including property owners and
managers, kangaroo harvesters and shearing
contractors)
Fee for Service Opportunity
Do you have a good working knowledge of computers?
Do you have time and patience? Are you a good
teacher? We are looking for people with the above skills
to help teach others in the community how to ‘do more’
with their computers. This program will be for people of
all ages including the elderly, from beginners to those
who have basic skills wanting to learn more.
All expressions of interest to be directed to Virginia
Wacker Community Development Officer on 4657
4440
Events Calendar:
x Shockwave Youth Festival is on again on the 4
th
& 5
th
of June. To be involved or to register your interest in
performing or entering your art contact Claire Rawlings
on shockwave.programming@gmail.com
Unconfirmed minutes are available for perusal 10 days
after the Council Meeting date (Local Government Act
2009) at both offices and on the Council website.
Adopted policies are on website.
Next Council Meeting –11 May 2011 – Blackall.
Ken Timms
Chief Executive Officer
Edition17–15/04/11
The Barcoo Independent, Friday, April 15, 2011 - Page 11
Blackall Races
Saturday April 16
Fashions of the Field
Ladies Fashions of the Field
proudly sponsored by
Seymour’s Department Store & Strathmore Santa Gertrudis
$300 voucher for Seymour’s Store
Best Dressed Gentleman
proudly sponsored by Blackall Newsagency
$50 voucher for Blackall Newsagency
Race goers 13 -17 years of age
Proudly sponsored by Outback Sound
$100 voucher for Seymour’s Store
Race goers up to 12 years
Proudly sponsored by Outback Sound
$50 voucher for Blackall Newsagency


Western residents were able to brush up
their artistic skills last weekend with a glass
workshop for beginners held in Tambo.
Four Tambo residents, one Longreach
resident and two Barcaldine residents attended
the workshop run by Alison Shaw.
The workshop covered basic glass art
techniques, cutting, and fusing with students
creating a variety of works such as bowls,
coasters and jewellery pieces.
Alison will run another glass workshop in
May for a maximum of eight participants.
Glass workshop in Tambo
Alison Shaw with students from Tambo Emily
Ridley, Kiralee Fox, Melanie Avery from Longreach,
and Joanne Taylor and Kate Birse from Barcaldine.
Photo Inge Gajczak.
Blackall truck in Winton museum
Owen Stockwell with his vintage Commer truck at the Winton
Heritage Truck and Machinery Museum.
Blackall resident Owen
Stockwell recently visited
Winton’s Diamantina
Heritage Truck & Machinery
Museum where his vintage
Commer truck is one of the
prime exhibits.
The Commer truck has
been on display at the
museum since mid 2010,
but Owen’s March visit was
the frst time that he had
seen it on exhibit.
Owen began his transport
company Blackall
Freighters in the early
1960s with the Commer
the frst truck purchased.
In 1989 Owen conducted
a dispersal sale of the
company, but the Commer
which had been restored
for the sale did not sell.
Kevin Harlow of Blackall
took care of the truck
for over 20 years until it
was fully restored by Bill
Baskett of Toowoomba.
Following restoration, the
Commer became an exhibit
at the Diamantina Heritage
Truck and Machinery
Museum in Winton.
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Black Stump Campdraft a sucess


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Cody Hansen and Barbie Doll get up close and
personal with a beast in the frst round of the
open draft.
Angus Raines and Pistol block up their beast.
Hamish Heard and Dale Davison prepare to open
the gates from the camp for a competitor
Red Politch and Yugilbar Playgirl scored 80 for
this run in the open draft.
Harry Glasson eyes off his beast in the open event.
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Tim Ludgate, Ann Russell and Jack Burgess from Grant,
Daniel and Long spent Saturday evening at the campdraft.
Jess Johnson, Lachlan Krieg, Megan Schrag and Iain
Adams were out for a good time on Saturday night.
St Joseph’s teachers Katie Patterson-Kane and Clare
Large enjoyed watching the campdraft during the day as
well attending the evening festivities.
The kids hit the dance foor early to show the adults how
it’s done.
Tambo band Court in Session provided the entertainment
for Saturday evening.
Tom Gleeson and Dan Dwyer travelled from Barcaldine
and Jericho for the Black Stump campdraft.