Scrubby Creek host shooters from across Australia

Clay target shooters from as far apart as Darwin, Bendigo and Port Augusta took part in the Scrubby Creek Sports Club’s annual twoday shoot on the weekend. Held in the mulga at the sports reserve 150 kilometres south of Blackall, the event hosted 69 competitors this year, a slight drop in numbers. Queensland locations represented included Ilfracombe, Roma, Rockhampton, Redcliffe, Charleville, Blackall, Tambo, Chinchilla and Dalby. One of the weekend’s big winners was local Phil Picone, who took out first placings in C grade medley, double barrel, single barrel and In The Gully continental events, shared the deauville doubles prize with brother Dave Picone, and was second in the C grade points event. Phil received the C grade high gun sash for his efforts, with an overall score of 202/230. It was a family affair in the deauville doubles, held late on Saturday afternoon, with sister and brother combination Tammy Picone and Matt Marks collecting second prize. Tammy was first in the C grade points event and won the ladies high gun sash at the end of the weekend (173/230). Dave Picone picked up second prize in the A grade single barrel event. Rounding out the Picone prize cabinet was club president Andy Picone, receiving the front marker high gun sash with a score of 180/230. Other Scrubby Creek shooters to feature in prizes included Brad Marks (AA grade points, 2nd), Ben Munster (best male novice), Anna Stojek (best female novice) and Steph Munster (low gun). Blackall’s Murray Allan came second in the handicap event and the A grade medley, and was consistent enough throughout the weekend to leave with the A grade high gun sash, shooting 212 from 230. Bill Wehl featured as well, equal first in the A grade medley event,

first in the A grade double barrel, and third in the shoot’s handicap event. Another name known to Blackall shooters, Bernie Pay had a successful weekend, first in the B grade double barrel and points events, second in the B grade single barrel, fourth in the handicap, and winner of the B grade and overall prizes in the James Gall Memorial event in the gully. He also received the B grade high gun sash. Collecting his second veterans high gun sash in a week was Austin Donaldson (197/230). He was also second in the B grade double barrel. Stew Campbell took out a front marker prize in this event. For Tambo, Jon Doyle won the handicap event with a perfect score of 30/30, Jason Glover was first in the A grade points event, and Tom Jarvis won the A grade in the James Gall Memorial event.

--Sally Cripps

High gun winners Mark Warnock, Austin Donaldson, Jack Sheahan, Bernard Pay, Desiree Baines, Phil Picone and Andy Picone presented Murray Allan with his B grade high Tammy Picone. Steph Munster (front) won the low gun sash at the Scrubby Creek shoot over the weekend. award.

Social touch footy for Blackall
Social sport is blooming in Blackall, with the latest addition to the sports calendar a social touch football competition. The competition has been organised by Ann Russell, Jack Burgess and Jeremy Barron and will kick off on Tuesday October 4 at 6pm. Ten people are required for a team with three men, three women and four reserves. Nomination costs $20 per person and $200 for a team with the competition planned to run weekly until around November. Anyone wishing to nominate a team is asked to contact Ann, Jack or Jeremy by this weekend.

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Work Camp award a “coup” for Blackall
The announcement that the Queensland Corrective Services Work Camp at Blackall was the best overall camp in the state for 2011 has been described as a great coup for the region. The awards were announced at the 20th annual Work Program conference held at Warwick at the beginning of September. Capricornia Correctional Centre general manager Paula May said it was about time Blackall won the prestigious award. “The community there has really embraced the concept,” she said. “The prisoners are involved in so many and varied projects, which give them a whole heap of new skills and confidence. “Blackall-Tambo council has really supported us.” Council CEO Ken Timms, also the local Citizens Advisory Committee chair, said the award was for more than just offenders doing a great job. “It is also about the community acceptance of the program and their willingness to show that these people can transition back to a community,” he said. Blackall hosts the second oldest camp in the state, being established in 1992, originally at Selvister station and then relocated to the stock route east of town. It’s a full-time camp, meaning it can be manned for 52 weeks of the year, which not all camps have the ability to do. The council contribution of field officer Ron Tremmell means that the full-time status can be maintained, which enables it to operate with 13 men. As well as general maintenance such as mowing for church and sporting groups and at the cemetery, the camp works for special events including the Isisford fishing competition and helping with the Blackall Woolscour’s weekly dinners in winter. Footpaths at Tambo have been installed in dry weather, the old guide hut has been moved to the saleyards for storage purposes, and assistance was given with painting and maintenance work at the Living Arts Centre. continued page 3


Blackall-Tambo mayor Jan Ross presents Blackall Work Camp field supervisor Trent Prendergast and field officer Ron Tremmell with the award for best overall Work Camp for 2011.

From the Editor
It’s hard to believe that September is already at its end. The year is really flying by and summery days are upon us once more. This means a whole new host of events, sporting activities and more are appearing on the social calendar. I hope to see many of you out and about at these various events. Life is what you make of it after all, and there are some great things planned for the coming months in

Blackall. The Blackall Tambo Regional Council’s Community Services Feel Good Feel Better Day for instance on October 22 sounds very interesting. Head and shoulder massages, tai chi, zumba and a movie... sounds good to me! Furthermore, the film that they’re showing, “Red Dog” has been critically acclaimed and is doing spectacularly at the box office.

After only six weeks in cinemas, the film has made it onto the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia All Time Top Ten Australian Box Office list. Red Dog has toppled “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” from tenth place, and looks set to soon overtake “The Man From Snowy River.” It’s exciting to see an Australian film doing so well, and even more exciting to have it screened here.

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School holidays continue with many grandparents hosting visiting grandchildren over the holiday period. Don and I are no exception. The red hot weaner sale at the Blackall Sale Yards on Thursday September 22 would have seen vendors leaving with broad smiles on their faces with 5943 head yarded. While it was not the largest yarding ever recorded at the Blackall saleyards, records were broken when it came to prices which were realised on the day. The sale grossed $3,641,888 with an average price per head of $ 612.80. The accumulated gross economic benefit to the Blackall Tambo region and indeed to all regions from which the sale cattle are drawn is significant to say the least. It is the intention of the Blackall Tambo Regional Council to have accredited facilities and EU Accreditation in the near future to ensure that we have the very best yards in the West. Numbers booked for the store sale on Thursday September 29 are 2300 head. The next weaner sale will be on October 27. The first meeting of the Ram Park Advisory Committee was held on Friday September 16 with good input from the members of the committee on the subject of the repairs to the buildings and the ability to house valuable items in the short term. Council had received a quote for repairs and sought advice on prioritising the work into a manageable financial program over some years. Council will also seek funding to accelerate the project.


I was able to meet with the Parks and Wildlife team in Tambo early on Tuesday morning to have a very informal discussion about the fire threat as we head further into a rather dry spring. There has been some hazard reduction in the state managed parks to the north east of Tambo working together with neighbors to lessen the threat in that area. Some local rural fire brigades have approached council with a view to reducing the hazards in their particular areas and also clarifying the role council would play in the event of a fire outbreak. Council will always assist in such cases in conjunction with Emergency Services Queensland. Council is still in discussion with the Minister Wilson for Queensland Health and the substantial on going cost to council for monitoring the dosage of fluoride into the water supply and the testing on a daily basis 365 days per year. We have also pointed out the fact that with a population of 1163 as at June 30 2010, we are barely over the 1000 threshold which triggers State Government enforcement of the addition of Fluoride to our water. I will continue to make strong representation to the State government on this issue. Congratulations to Blackall State School year twelve student, Ashlii Timms on receiving the University of Queensland Principal’s Recommendation Award for 2011. I am sure the award was well deserved and that Ashlii will go on to great achievements.

--Jan Ross

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Barcoo Independent TV Guide October 2- October 8 ABC SEVEN Imparja SBS
5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Morning News 12:00 Movie: What If God Were The Sun? 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Samantha Who? 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News 5:00 Drive Thru Australia 5:30 Deal or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home and Away 7:30 The One - Australia’s Most Gifted Psychic 8:30 Criminal Minds 9:30 Law and Order LA 10:30 Great Escapes 11:30 Gangs of Oz 12:00 Style by Jury 12:30 Sons and Daughters 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Room For Improvement 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Morning News 12:00 Movie: The Mermaid Chair 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Samantha Who? 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News 5:00 Guide To The Good Life 5:30 Deal or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home and Away 7:30 Four Weddings 8:30 Beauty and the Geek Australia 9:30 The Amazing Race 11:30 Off the Map 12:30 Trauma 1:30 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Morning News 12:00 V8 Supercars 2011 3:00 That 70s Show 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News 5:00 Guide To The Good Life 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 9:00 Movie: The Mummy Returns 11:45 That 70s Show 12:15 October Road 2:15 Room For Improvement 3:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today 6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 9:00 Saturday Disney 11:00 V8 Supercars 2011 4:00 Cheetah Man 5:00 Creek to Coast 5:30 Queensland Weekender 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Movie: The Pacifier 8:30 Movie: Knowing 11:05 Movie: Flight of the Phoenix 1:20 Grey’s Anatomy 3:20 Room For Improvement 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 Dr Oz 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 Two and a Half Men 7:30 Send In the Dogs Australia 8:30 CSI 9:30 Prime Suspect 10:30 Who Do You Think You Are? 11:30 Better With You 12:00 Eclipse Music TV 12:30 What Would You Do? 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 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 Two and a Half Men 7:30 RBT 8:30 Unforgettable 9:30 CSI Miami 10:30 Chase 11:30 Better With You 12:00 Rubicon 2:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 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 Entertainment Tonight 6:00 National News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Two and a Half Men 8:30 Movie: My Sister’s Keeper 10:45 Movie: Friends With Money 12:30 Movie: The Big White 2:30 The Baron 3:30 Danoz Direct 4:30 Good Morning America 6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Today 9:00 Danoz Direct 9:30 Children’s Programs 11:00 Caulfield Guiness 2:30 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final 5:00 National News 5:30 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final 7:30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 8:30 Movie: Spiderman 2 11:15 Movie: Bonnie and Clyde 1:30 Movie: Cavedweller 3:30 Skippy the Bush Kangaroo 4:00 Danoz Direct 4:30 Wesley Impact 2:35 Space Files

5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 International News 1:00 Movie: Tom Thumb

Wednesday October 5 Thursday October 6 Friday October 7 Saturday October 8

3:00 Letters and Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Letters and Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Tropic of Cancer 8:30 One Born Every Minute 9:30 World News Australia 10:05 Movie: Quiet Chaos 12:00 112 Emergency 1:30 Weatherwatch Overnight 5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 International News 1:00 The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia 1:30 Dateline 2:30 Everyone Loves A Wedding 3:00 Letters and Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Letters and Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Gourmet Farmer 8:00 My Family Feast 8:30 Supersizers Go... Fifties 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Big Love 11:05 Movie: Night Bus 1:00 Movie: A Soap 2:50 Weatherwatch Overnight 5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 International News 1:00 The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia 1:30 Insight 2:30 Living Black 3:00 Letters and Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 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 8:30 As It Happened 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Striptease Unveiled 11:00 Movie: Summer Clouds 12:45 Entourage 2:20 Weatherwatch Overnight 5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 International News 1:00 L’Orfeo 3:00 Empire of the Word 4:00 James Rhodes: Piano Man 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Costa’s Garden Odyssey 6:00 Love’s Harvest 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Engineering Connections 8:30 Mythbusters 9:30 RocKwiz 10:20 Movie: Public Enemy Number 1 12:25 SOS 1:25 Life’s A Zoo 1:45 Weatherwatch Overnight

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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 7:30 1:30 Message Stick 2:00 Wild North Sea 3:00 Caesar and Cleopatra 4:55 Love On Track 5:00 Art Nation 5:30 Dance Academy 6:00 Life 6:50 Miniscule 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Grand Designs 8:30 The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency 9:25 Grumpy Guide To 10:00 Compass 11:00 The Next Big Thing 12:00 Grand Designs 12:50 Countess Of Monte Cristo 2:05 The Next Big Thing 3:05 Carbon Cops 3:35 Headcases 4:00 rage 5:00 Art Nation 5:30 At The Movies 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 How The Earth Was Made 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Monarch of the Glen 1:30 Cheese Slices 2:00 Poirot 3:00 Children’s Programs 6:00 Time Team 6:50 Miniscule 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7:30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:15 Media Watch 9:35 Q & A 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:35 Brideshead Revisited 12:20 The Clinic 1:25 Movie: Made For Each Other 3:00 Bowls Australian Indoor Championships 4:00 rage 5:00 Q & A 6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:00 ABC News 9:30 Business Today 10:00 How The Earth Was Made 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Neanderthal Code 1:35 Meerkat Manor 2:00 Poirot 3:05 Children’s Programs 6:00 Lost Gardens 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day 9:35 United States of Tara 10:00 First Tuesday Book Club 10:25 Lateline 11:00 Lateline Business 11:35 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:30 Burn Up 2:10 Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day 3:00 Big Ideas 4:00 rage

Barcoo Independent TV Guide October 2 - October 8 ABC SEVEN Imparja SBS
6:00 Children’s Programs 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 Michael Palin’s New Europe 11:00 V8 Extra 12:00 That 70s Show 12:30 Movie: Problem Child 2 2:30 Movie: Medecine Man 4:45 Fawlty Towers 5:30 The Great South East 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Sunday Night 7:30 Wild Boys 8:30 Bones 9:30 Castle 10:30 The Suspects 11:30 Forensic Investigators 12:30 Grey’s Anatomy 1:30 Room For Improvement 2:00 Home Shopping 3:00 NBC Today 4:00 NBC Meet the Press 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Morning News 12:00 Movie: Toxic Skies 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Samantha Who? 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 News at 4:30 5:00 Drive Thru Australia 5:30 Deal or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home and Away 7:30 The X Factor 9:00 Body of Proof 10:00 Castle 11:00 Suits 12:00 Heroes 1:00 Room For Improvement 1:30 Infomercials 3:30 Room For Improvement 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Sunrise Extra 5:30 Seven Early News 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:30 Morning News 12:00 Movie: Swarm 2:00 Dr Oz 3:00 Samantha Who? 3:30 Children’s Programs 4:30 Seven News 5:00 Drive Thru Australia 5:30 Deal or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home and Away 7:30 The X Factor 8:30 Packed To The Rafters 9:30 Parenthood 10:30 Hung 11:10 Parks and Recreation 11:40 Perfect Couples 12:05 House Calls To The Rescue 1:00 Infomercials 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 6:00 Weekend Today 9:00 The Sunday Roast 10:00 The Sunday Footy Show 11:00 NRL NSW Cup Final Canterbury Bulldogs v Auckland Vulcans 1:00 NRL Toyota Cup Final NZ Warriors v North Queensland Cowboys 3:00 National News 3:30 Pre- Match Entertainment 4:00 NRL Grand Final Manly Sea Eagles v NZ Warriors 6:00 Post Match Presentation 6:30 National News 7:00 Getaway 7:30 60 Minutes 8:30 Underbelly Razor 9:30 Person of Interest 10: 30 David Hasselhoff Roast 12:00 Super League 2:00 Skippy the Bush Kangaroo 2:30 Danoz Direct 3:30 Newstyle Direct 4:00 Good Morning America 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 Farmer Wants A Wife 8:30 The Mentalist 9:30 CSI Miami 11:30 Better With You 12:00 Movie: Cahill United States Marshal 2:00 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 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 Two and a Half Men 7:30 Charlie’s Angels 8:30 Two and a Half Men 9:00 The Joy of Sets 9:30 Survivor: South Pacific 11:30 Better With You 12:00 20/20 1:00 Entertainment Tonight 1:30 Danoz Direct 3:00 Newstyle Direct 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 International News 8:30 PopAsia 10:30 UEFA Europa League Highlights 11:00 Les Murray’s Football Feature 12:00 UEFA Champions League Magazine Program 12:30 Speedweek 2:00 Al Jazeera News 3:00 Hitler’s Bodyguard 4:00 A Fork in the Mediterranean 4:30 Living Black 5:00 Cycling Central 6:00 Trawlermen 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds 8:30 Dateline 9:30 The Deadlys 11:00 murundak - songs of freedom 12:30 Movie: The Rage in Placid Lake 2:10 Weatherwatch Overnight 5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 International News 1:00 Dateline 2:00 Insight 3:00 Letters and Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 Futbol Mundial 5:00 The Crew 5:30 Living Black 6:00 Letters and Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 William Shatner’s Weird or What? 8:30 Swift & Shift Couriers 9:00 Pizza 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 This is England ‘86 10: 55 South Park 11:30 The World Game 12:30 Living Black 1:00 Movie: The Photograph 2:50 Weatherwatch Overnight 5:00 Weatherwatch and Music 5:05 International News 1:00 Movie: Silence... We’re Rolling 3:00 Letters and Numbers 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village 6:00 Letters and Numbers 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Insight 8:30 Cannabis: The Evil Weed? 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Love Etc 11:45 Movie: The Result of Love 1:30 The Choir 3:10 Weatherwatch Overnight

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Further debate on Barron Agencies Show society AGM
Barron Agencies’ application to hold an irregular sale was further debated at this month’s meeting of the Blackall Tambo Regional Council after a motion to rescind a decision at the August council meeting prolonged the debate. At the August meeting, a decision was made to allow Barron Agencies to operate an irregular Tuesday sale on a date of council’s choice, but a motion to rescind the movement was made after the meeting by Councillor Grahame Schluter. During the August meeting Cr Schluter had said he was in favour of allowing Barron Agencies to conduct an irregular sale as a way of trialling how the saleyards would operate with more than one sale a week and moved the decision to allow an October 4 sale if it was requested by Barron Agencies. His motion to rescind the decision was discussion at the September council meeting. At the September council meeting it was decided that the planned review of saleyards procedures must be undertaken before an irregular sale can be allowed to be held by Barron Agencies. Cr Schluter said he made the decision to rescind the motion after further consideration on the matter after the meeting. “After thinking about it after the meeting, I felt it was important for the review to happen first.” Following the discussion, council made the decision to notify writers of letters to council of the results of discussion in writing the day after council meetings. Mayor Jan Ross said this will give council time to further consider decisions, and rescind them if necessary. “It gives councillors a cooling period to consider some of the decisions made,” Cr Ross said.

Blackall’s work camp best in state
continued from page 1 Mr Timms said another project nearing completion is the restoration of a Blitz truck for the Ram Park museum, which may enable it to be part of future Anzac Day parades. “The camp offers a huge economic benefit to the community, buying goods locally which provide a cash flow, but it also offers manpower and an opportunity for skills we may not have in town,” he said. “Much of its success has been due to past field supervisor Rod Wood, as well as our current supervisors Trent Prendergast and Peter Harris.” Ms May commented on the willingness of the Blackall community to allow the camp to be redeployed to assist with cleanups following the widespread

flooding and the damage caused by Cyclone Yasi at the beginning of the year. “As a result, Blackall hasn’t seen them as much this year, but the community has that old fashioned attitude of helping others,” she said. “You don’t get highly functional partnerships like this all the time.” Ms May said Corrective Services would like to maintain the camp and increase its numbers. According to Mr Timms, council has approached Corrective Services about establishing a purpose-made permanent camp, which will endeavour to ensure the service remains in Blackall.

The Barcoo Pastoral Society was happy to elect a younger member of the community as their new president at the AGM on Friday September 16. Tamara Hardie has taken on the task of chairing the society for the next financial year. The focus of the society for the 2012 Show is to invite new members who are interested in promoting and running the Blackall Show. Younger members are always welcome to join and bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm. A “meet and greet” night will be organised in the near future for any community members interested in joining the team. 2012 will see a bigger program with Blackall hosting the State Sheep Show. This event brings sheep producers and sheep studs from across the country to compete. As sheep numbers have dwindled in the area, Blackall is fortunate to be able to still hold this event, but participation is encouraged from the community to make this a success. The Society will be approaching businesses to support the Show with trade stalls as the State Sheep Show attracts a wide audience from across the State. As the host of the State Sheep Show, one of the major themes for the Blackall Show will be wool. Suggestions have been made for a fashion parade, trade stalls, arts and photo displays and involvement of the schools to all take place. The Barcoo Pastoral Society encourages anyone who has any ideas or suggestions for the 2012 Show to please contact them at The society would also like to sincerely thank Judy Atkinson who has held the president’s position for the last four years and has done a wonderful job.

--Lorelei Kiernan

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WHATS ON in 2011

Financial management workshop

6 Blackall Amateur Swim Club Sign On 8 Community Markets 8 Blackall Heartland Festival AGM 8 Blackall Hospital Auxiliary Springtime Festival 14 Blue Light Disco 15 Blackall Races 15 Elvis Presley Tribute Show 22 BTRC Community Services Feel Good-Feel Better Day 28 Anglican Ladies Guild Street Stall 29 Outback Tourism QLD Awards

NOVEMBER 4-5 Gallery Day 5 Halloween Trick or Treat 5 Halloween Blue Light Disco 7-8 SDE Blackall Swim Camp 12 Dance Blackall Annual Concert 13 Music/ Zine Workshops 26 Blackall Races 26 St Patrick’s Christmas Fete 27 Christmas Tree Festival

Community organisations in Tambo will have a chance to brush up on their financial management skills with a free workshop being held in October. The workshop will be held on Wednesday October 19 from 6-9pm at the Tambo Shire Hall with light refreshments provided. The workshop will cover topics such as how to develop and implement a budget to ensure a profit, what it means to be a “non profit” organisation, funding schemes, clever banking and investment and modern fundraising options. Workshop facilitator Leisa Donlan from Rotational Moulders Australasia holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) and is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Association Executives with 15 years experience in the non profit sector. She has been involved in every type of committee role over a wide variety of committees and non profit organisations including trade and industry groups, philanthropic and community organisations and sporting clubs. Anyone interested in attending is asked to register online by October 14 at workshops. For more information contact the Department of Communities, Sport and Recreation Services, Emerald by phoning (07) 4982 1510 or email

DECEMBER 3 Your Amazing Race Gala Dinner 9 Christmas Night Markets 16 Blackall Memorial and Sports Club Members’ Christmas Party 24 Christmas Eve Mardi Gras, Blackall 24 Christmas in the Park, Tambo 31 Blackall Memorial and Sports Club New Year’s Eve
Former Blackall and Isisford resident Rob Bauer Jnr attended the St Brendan’s College Yeppoon formal on May 14, pictured with his partner Layne Fleming (Yeppoon) Page 4 - The Barcoo Independent, Friday, September 30 2011

Costume Party

Tambo’s reading bug hatches
After its discovery at the Tambo Stock Show the Reading Bug Egg has been carefully nurtured by the community of Tambo. Tambo children learnt that the egg was laid by the Augathella Reading Bug and were told that if the Egg was read and sung to regularly the egg would hatch a Reading Bug that belongs to the Tambo community. Since the Stock Show, the Egg has been located at Fanny Mae’s, the Tambo State School Prep/ One and Two/Three Room, the Grassland Art Gallery for the Hungry Caterpillar exhibition, the town library and the school library. In all of the locations the children of Tambo read, talked and sang to the egg. On August 12 Tambo Primary Health Centre’s director of nursing Rosemary Bentley gave the egg an ante-natal screen. She announced an estimated due date of August 27. This meant that the excited children only had two weeks to wait and see their Bug. Rosemary congratulated the children on the very good job they had done nurturing the egg and creating and safe and loving environment for it. She said the talking, reading and singing to babies is a very important part of helping them to grow and develop. The Tambo Early Years Group then set about organising a Reading Fun Day at the town Library to celebrate the hatching of the Reading Bug and to thank all the Tambo children for their good efforts in caring for the egg over its five months of gestation. Finally the big day arrived and a healthy, happy Reading Bug hatched from the egg. The delivery

was smoothly conducted by relieving director of nursing Ingrid Coombe and the children were all delighted to see their good work rewarded and sang, read and talked to the Bug to welcome it to our town. The day continued with many fun activities including dancing and singing, tumble books and craft where children could make their book and book mark, and story telling. The day was rounded off by a delicious lunch. The reading Bug will now reside in Tambo and will continue to enjoy reading, singing and talking. The Tambo Reading Bug would like to help ‘spread the word’ to other communities and will look at kicking off the project in Blackall around this time next year.

-- Sue Swanson

Nurse Ingrid Coombe was at hand for the hatching of the The Reading Bug led the Tambo children in reading, singing Reading Bug egg in Tambo. and playing games.

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Thursday from 8:00am

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O most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel fruit of the vine, splendorous of heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea help me and show me herein you are my mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of heaven and earth I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in my necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. O show me here you are my mother. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (say three times). Holy Mary I place this cause in your hands (say three times). Thank you for your mercy towards me and mine. This prayer must be said for three days and after that the request will be granted and the prayer must be published.


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Halloween time Prizes for best prop or costume

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Squad @ 6:15am LTS starts @ 8:30am Saturday: LTS 9am to 12pm

AUSTSWIM, First Aid & CPR Course’s coming soon.
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Blackall Amateur Swim Club SIGN ON Thursday 6 October 5pm
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Ken Timms named Manager of the Year
A 30 year involvement with local government which has demonstrated the highest ethical and professional standards has seen Blackall-Tambo Regional Council chief executive officer Ken Timms become the Local Government Managers Australia, Queensland (LGMA Qld) winner of the 2011 Manager of the Year Award for Leadership and Management Excellence. The award was announced at the LGMA Qld annual conference recently and Ken was presented with his award at this month’s council meeting. According to LGMA Qld president Nick Clarke, the award highlights the contribution made by a Queensland local government manager who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and whose performance as a leader is worthy of special recognition. “Ken’s capacity to ‘think outside the box’ has been instrumental in the success of the transition and final stages of a council amalgamation, delivering quality outcomes for council and all stakeholders,” Mr Clarke said. Judges noted that during the recent flood recovery efforts, Ken demonstrated innovative thinking as outsourcing was rejected and instead, the opportunity to restructure the external workforce to accommodate the impending workload and to address current work practices was seized. The motivation behind these initiatives as conveyed to the workforce was “This is about employing our children and grandchildren, not just you.” Ken has spent 30 years in local government, beginning as a cost clerk in the Bungil Shire Council based at Roma, and rising through the ranks there. He has been a CEO at Cloncurry, Tambo and Kilcoy, and worked for the Department of Main Roads before settling on a local government career. When he arrived at BlackallTambo he stated that he wanted to make the newly amalgamated council’s transition phase one of the best in the state. Blackall-Tambo mayor Jan Ross said Ken’s vision for the future, his attention to detail and determination to succeed on all levels were recognised by the award. “As well as his tremendous commitment to the community and council, he has done all the jobs in council and appreciates all facets of the organisation,” she said. The LGMA citation noted that Ken had developed quality customer service standards, shown when local staff ranked equal second out of 16 councils included in an LGAQ “mystery shopper” telephone survey. Judges also said that Ken has been a mentor to many employees during his career. Examples cited included the encouragement and contributing to the training of a labourer to extend himself into the position of Workplace Health & Safety officer, a labourer to the position of foreman then to works supervisor, a ranger to the position of supervisor of Environmental Health, and an administration officer to executive assistant, then to Manager of Corporate Services. Community engagement has been a focus of Ken’s approach with a range of advisory and other groups established to ensure buyin and input from all stakeholders in the community. An acknowledgement of Ken’s professional standards was made by a council employee at the award presentation, who stated that what she most respected over the years of working with Ken was his integrity and ethics. “I have always felt protected and safe working with him.” Ken has been an active member of his community, participating in numerous groups and committees. He is a past director and president of the LGMA.

-- Sally Cripps

Ken Timms was presented with the LGMA award for Manager of the Year at the September council meeting. The Barcoo Independent, Friday, September 30 2011 - Page 5

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To the Communities of Blackall & Tambo: The Official Opening and name ELVIS TRIBUTE SHOW Blackall Cultural Centre unveiling of the Tambo Saturday 15 Combined Sports Complex will October 2011 be held and on Saturday 8 Doors open at 7pm October 2011 from 6:30pm, Show starts at 8pm with dinner available Tickets afterw ards. For further Adults: $25.00 information please see Carroll Children: $15.00 Bar operating Nugent at the Tambo Council TAMBO GARDEN COMPETITION Office or contact her on (07) Nomination forms and details are 4621 6600
available from the Tambo Council office during business hours (8:30am to 4:45pm). Nominations close on Thursday 29 September. Competition Categories Include: Champion Town Garden Prize $300.00 Champion Country Garden Prize $300.00 Best Flower Garden Prize $200.00 Best Landscaped Garden Prize $200.00 Best Native Garden Prize $200.00 Best Edible Garden Prize $200.00 Best Water Wise Garden Prize $200.00 Best Senior Citizen Garden (65+) Prize $200.00 Best Non-Domestic Garden (Business etc.) Prize $200.00 Neatest yard by any Group (Clubs, Schools, Social & Sporting) Prize $200.00 PRIVATE SWIMMING POOLS Private Swimming Pools need to be on the government register by 04-11 -2011 this includes rural properties. Any pool that is over 300mm in depth needs to be on the register. go to for further information. 2011 SPECIAL HOLIDAY Blackall-Tambo Region Special Holiday 2011 - Tuesday 1st November (Melbourne Cup Day)
Council is hosting a Halloween Trick or Treat for the children of Blackall and Tambo on Saturday 5 November, 2011. If you would like to register your kids to be a trick or treater, or register as a Halloween house. Please contact the Council Office on 4621 6600 or visit the Blackall or Tambo Office. Registration Closes on October 21.


TAMBO AQUATIC CENTRE OPENS Saturday 1st October Entry– FREE OPENING HOURS Saturday/ Sunday 9:00am 12:00pm 3:00pm6:00pm Wednesday 6:00am8:00am 3:00pm5:00pm Monday/ Tuesday 6:00am8:00am 3:00pm7:00pm Thursday/Friday 6:00am8:00am 3:00pm7:00pm

RATEPAYERS Blackall-Tambo Regional Council are hereby advised that rate notices for the period 1/07/2011 to 31/12/2011 were issued on 06/09/2011. Please note: There is only one discount period which closes on Wednesday 5 October 2011 at 4.30pm. It is the responsibility of the property owner to advise Council of any change of address. Any person not in receipt of their rate notice/s should contact the Council Office immediately. Prepayment booklets can be obtained from the Council Office for those Ratepayers wishing to prepay rates during the year.
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 – 12th October 2011 – Tambo. Ken Timms Chief Executive Officer

 Mayor Jan Ross with the new R o a d Reclaimer that Council has recently added to its fleet.

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NELSON, Enid Ivory,


Blackall set to celebrate spring
Spring is in the air, and Blackall is set to celebrate with the Blackall Hospital Auxiliary Springtime Festival next Saturday. An evening of fun is planned at Banks Park from 6pm-midnight, with activities including stalls, raffles, a cent sale and an auction. The auction will start at 8pm with goods on offer including rugby league gear, furniture, artwork and jewellery. Children will be well entertained with showbags, novelties, balloons, a jumping castle and a wide range of games. A barbecue and bar will be on offer, while sweet tooths can enjoy fairy floss, donuts or an open air and cakes.

coffee shop serving hot beverages Barcaldine band The Ballistics will keep the live music going throughout the night, playing a wide range of music spanning from 60s rock and roll to 70s/80s pub rock to recent hits. The Blackall Hospital Auxiliary is currently looking for people to assist with setting up the festival, as well as someone to run face painting. Anyone able to assist is asked to contact Veronica on 0427574721.

Passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family on the 20th of September 2011. Aged 91 years. Wife of Stanley (dec’d). Much loved Mum of Peter, Brett, Wendy and their families. A celebration of Enid’s life was held on the Sunshine Coast, on Tuesday the 27th of September 2011. “Treasured always by those who knew you” White Lady Funerals Warana 07 54931777 An Australian Company

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The Cameron Family would like to thank all of their valued customers for their continued support over the past 5 Years, at the National Bistro. Thank you Kevin, Kerrie, Kahli and Anika

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Terrence Kevin (Ted) was born in Tumut, NSW on June 20 1932. He was the fifth child to James and Bertha Ellison and a brother to Norm, Midge, Max, Bernice and Darcy. Ted grew up around Tumut and times were tough living in this Snowy Mountains region. Ted had a strict upbringing with lots of chores to be done on the farm. There was no fighting with your siblings even if your sister spilt all the water which was carried from the creek to the house every morning on your shoulder on a stick with a kerosene tin on either end. It was also as a boy that Ted learnt to fish, using a stringy bark stick and a piece of string to catch fish to feed the family cats (no tin fish in those days). This was the start of a long and distinguished fishing career. The family home was made from timber slats. In winter newspapers were folded up and pushed into the gaps to keep out the cold. Years later, the home was pulled down and rebuilt in Canberra as a beautiful log cabin. When Ted was seventeen he had decided that he had had enough of the cold and moved to Tambo in Queensland. He obviously moved there in summer because Tambo is renowned for its cold winters. Ted worked as a jackeroo on Mt Enniskillen, Mantuan Downs and Toolmaree. It was in Tambo that he met the love of his life Rose; they were married in Tambo on February 25 1952 and were married for 59 wonderful years. Upon marrying they moved back to Tumut NSW, where they stayed for 2 years. Their first born, Terry was born in Gundagai in 1953. They then moved back to Western Queensland working on properties. Maxine was born in Tambo in 1955, Roger in Longreach in 1958 and finally Randall in Blackall in 1969. They stayed in Blackall for a few years before moving to Crows Nest and then back to Longreach and onto Carbucky, Goondiwindi in 1975, where they settled for four years. It was here Ted made two of his life long friends, Rex Johnson and Glen Tassle. Ted and Rex became such good friends that when he moved his family back to Blackall in 1979 they were followed soon after by the Johnson family. In 1979 the year Ted moved back to Blackall, he became a grandfather for the very first time. SallyLee was the only grandchild for five years and during this time became Poppy’s darling little girl. This was soon to end through the arrival of Paul, Terrence, Carly, James & Tom. Years later he was also was blessed with great grandchildren Broodie, Angel, Kiran, Henry, Leo and Starr. Broodie christened him “Yee Hah Pop” because of his ever present cowboy hat. Josh and Luke Dawson (the adopted grandchildren) also played a huge part in his life. Ted worked with his son Roger, contract mustering for a few months before he landed the job as sale yard superintendent for the Blackall Shire Council. Believe it or not, Ted worked long hours for the council especially when

20 June 1932- 3 September 2011

Terrence Kevin (Ted) Ellison

there was a cattle sale, sometimes only having 4-5 hours sleep before going back to load cattle out. He spent so much time at the sale yards Rose thought he was having an affair with some lady called Mrs Rails. Ted enjoyed 18 years at the saleyards without incident, but one week before retirement he had a horrific accident. Ted was crushed behind a gate by a bullock, smashing his right leg. After months of recuperation he was left with a permanent limp and lots of steel in his leg. This never stopped him enjoying his retirement; he still managed to get up and down those river beds to catch those elusive yellow bellies. After Ted’s accident he moved into 14 Violet Street where he enjoyed a relaxing 14 years with Rose by his side. Ted did a little property caretaking in his spare time but mainly enjoyed his weekly fishing trips with Rex and who ever wanted to tag along. The last twelve months of rain saw some huge fish and Ted’s fishing stories just got bigger and better. Ted also enjoyed spending time with his family and extended families, especially Arthur and Hazel Behan, friends for 56 years. Two years ago George the dog arrived in the family. George quickly became Ted’s best friend, rarely leaving his side. Ted’s old ute wouldn’t start without George in it, standing up the back. The last two years saw Rosie’s health fail but Ted never left her side. He became an even more loving husband, adoring her more than when they first met 60 years ago. The saddest time in Ted life was when Rose passed away just five weeks ago. He was so sad that he decided to go and join her (to cook her tea again). Ted will always be remembered for his happy go lucky nature and being everybody’s best friend.

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Opt out hard to understand
The decision by Blackall Tambo Regional Council to opt out of the right to have a two kilometre exclusion zone, for mining around the town of Blackall, is difficult to understand. Making this decision without consulting the people within that area is even more difficult to understand. The State Government brought in the right to have a two kilometre exclusion zone around towns as a safeguard for householders in townships. This is one of the few safeguards against mining in this State. The exclusion zone of two kilometres is totally inadequate to mitigate the effects of noise and dust: rather than opting out, the Council should have put a case to extend the zone to a distance greater than two kilometres. Under the Coal Mining Act miners have the right to enter onto properties for the purpose of exploration. It is an offence to block or hinder them. Declining the right to have an exclusion zone means that miners can legally enter and explore any property, including house blocks. A mining rig can be set up in anyone’s back yard or front yard. Whilst the matter in question is in regard to exploration, in most cases where significant resources are found, mining follows. Although there is a development opportunity, as suggested by Cr. Jarvis, this must be balanced by effects arising from the destruction of private property, and the decline in life style which will follow. If mining in the town area is allowed to go ahead the financial and the personal cost to residents could be considerable, and must be taken into account.


Another successful “Blackall Reunion” was held last weekend to meet and greet so many people who made the effort to return home. Everyone enjoyed all the events. The music supplied by Len and Lex had us all up dancing, both schools were visited and Shamrock Street on Saturday morning was “just a little street where old friends meet”. The children had a wonderful time on the jumping castle, and all those who still had some energy left had a great time at the bowling green. Food to suit all tastebuds was supplied all weekend. Credit must be given to Del, Lynn, Diane and other members of the Austin family, as much preparation has to be done before the events. We thank them and all who assisted, for the many hours they gave to make our town come alive for a great weekend.

Blackall reunion a great success

--Fred Rich.

Raffle raises $400

--Veronica Law and Marie Messer

Regional Fuel Watch
BARCALDINE BLACKALL 153.9 ¢ 156.5 ¢ LONGREACH 153.9 ¢ 155.9 ¢

Unleaded Diesel

146.9 ¢ 156.9 ¢

Elwyn and Cathy sincerely thank all the supporters who purchased tickets in the raffle of an iced cake that Elwyn made and iced. This cake, won by Jeff Kingston, netted $400 for Angel Flight. They, together with their family and friends, are also appreciative of all the work done by Del, Lynn and Diane to ensure the success of the Blackall reunion.

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Red Book is the pre-eminent provider of car prices & values, vehicle identification and pricing information in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. For this model vehicle RedBook shows fuel consumption as 9L/100km for country driving and 14L/ 100km for city. RedBook valuation is from $3800.00 to $5500.00 for a Ford Fairlan Ghia NL that has travelled between 210,000km and 350,000 km. This car has travelled only 124,000 so compared to the above prices is value at $5950.

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Expressions of interest, closing with the undersigned at 4.00pm on Friday, 28 October, 2011 are invited for the provision of an Economic Development Advisory Service. Further information and background briefing notes are available from Mr Murray Hilton – Manager of Business Enterprise:Phone: 07 4621 6600 Mobile: 0417 702 021 Email: Written submissions must be lodged in a sealed envelope endorsed “Submission – Economic Development” no later than 4:00PM on Friday 28th October 2011 with: Chief Executive Officer Blackall-Tambo Regional Council 6 Coronation Drive (P.O. Box 21) BLACKALL. Q 4472

PO Box 21 BLACKALL Q 4472 Fax (07) 4657 8855

KL Timms Chief Executive Officer Phone: (07) 4621 6600

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Grassland Gallery celebrates western artists
A small crowd turned out for the opening of a new exhibition at the Grassland Art Gallery in Tambo on Sunday, perusing the artwork and enjoying a light luncheon The exhibition is entitled ‘Ode to a Tree’ features artworks by western artists Lesley Cowper and Margaret Stevenson, based around the theme of trees. The two artists have created the large body of artworks that make up the exhibit, featuring paintings in acrylic and watercolour, pen and wash artworks, mixed media sculpture, mosaics, linoprints and photographs. Aramac artist Milynda Rogers was on hand to open the lunchtime event and introduce the exhibiting artists. Ms Cowper was born at Muttaburra and has spent most of her life living in Central Queensland. Ms Cowper now calls a property near Aramac home and creates art works across a number of media, turning her hand to painting, photography, linopirint, silk painting, leatherwork and woodwork. Ms Cowper has exhibited and sold pure wool shirts at the Antipodes Gallery in New York and taught picture framing around the state Ms Cowper’s work has also been exhibited across Queensland in galleries in a number of towns, including Roma, Toowoomba, Winton and Barcaldine. Ms Rogers said Lesley’s artworks clearly showed her devotion to the bush. “It’s Lesley’s awareness of the landscape- the colour and the heat- that gives her art depth even when she’s being minimalist,” Ms Rogers said. Windorah artist Margaret Stevenson’s favourite subjects are those found in nature, and spends weeks in the desert creating her

pieces. Ms Stevenson has exhibited her work in Quilpie, Warwick, Surat, Winton, Toowoomba and Chinchilla and has received a number of art prizes, the most recent being the Arts West Annual Competition at the QANTAS museum in Longreach. Ms Stevenson had a wide variety of work on display, including watercolour paintings, pen and wash paintings, acrylic paintings, mixed media sculpture and a recycled crockery mosaic. Ms Rogers said that both Ms Cowper and Ms Stevenson symbolise everything art should be about, including personal expression and displaying their work. “May your home always be too small to hold all your artwork so we may see it,” Ms Rogers said. The exhibition will be on display until November 3.

--Victoria Nugent

Artists Lesley Cowper and Margaret Stevenson at the Ode to A Tree exhibition opening in Tambo.

Peter Neville and Peter Sanderson help themselves to the light lunch selection on offer.

Hazel Rogers with granddaughters Faith and Clancy at Kim Davidson and Marilyn Hobbs were enjoying viewing Sunday’s exhibtion opening. the art at the exhibition opening. The Barcoo Independent, Friday, September 30 2011 - Page 9

Sucessful yarding at weaner sale

Ben Childs of Elders with Walker and Co Santa steers from “Tulmur” Winton. They sold 244.4c/kg to 228kg to return $557.33.

Andrew Davison and Brooke DeHennin working at this week’s sale for Ray White

Ashley Adams “Darracourt” Blackall with some of his Simbrah Bailey Properties’ run of Charolais Cross Steers from cross steers that topped at 200c/kg with the line averaging “Paradise Downs” Blackall at last Thursday’s sale 194.3c/kg weighing 394kg to return $765 per head.

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Council pushes for rail replacement program
The Blackall Tambo Regional Council is pushing for the state government to honour its commitment to completely seal the road from Jericho to Yaraka. The Queensland Government established the Jericho-Yaraka Rail Replacement Program in 2004 following the closure of the Jericho-Yaraka railway line, with the aim of providing an all weather road linking Jericho to Windorah. At a meeting of the JerichoYaraka Rail Replacement Program held on the September 1 a decision was made to allocate part of the additional Regional Safety and Development Program (RSDP) funding to seal the two remaining gaps on the Blackall-Emmet Road. However, after discussion at the September council meeting, the Blackall Tambo Regional Council decided that they felt this section should be funded under the initial allocation to seal the road from

Jericho to Windorah. Council agreed to advise the Department of Transport and Main Roads and the Outback Regional Road Group that it wants the RSDP funding to be allocated to the Alpha-Tambo Road.” Council also raised concerns that 100 kilometres of the road would remain unsealed at project’s completion in 2016 and agreed to write to the minister for Main Roads to obtain a guarantee that there will be sufficient funds to complete the agreed road sections. Mayor Jan Ross said it was important to council that the Jericho to Yaraka stretch of road be completely sealed. “I have been very strong on this,” Cr Ross said. “We want to get a guarantee that there will be enough funds to seal the road from Jericho to Yaraka.”

--Victoria Nugent

Western residents can access free legal information and advice when Legal Aid Queensland’s Western Queensland Justice Network (WQJN) team visit Barcaldine, Longreach and Winton from 4 – 6 October. Based in Mount Isa, the WQJN is one of Legal Aid Queensland’s regional legal service programs which provides free legal services for people living in Queensland’s central west region. The team will be running free legal advice sessions for anyone needing help with a legal problem, including child support problems, domestic violence issues and consumer rip-offs. The Barcaldine session will be held on Tuesday October 4 at 10am at the Central West Aboriginal Corporation, Ash Street, Barcaldine. Sessions with be held in Longreach on October 5 and Winton on October 6. For bookings phone Janeece Thompson on (07) 4651 1226

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