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Sport on the Barcoo

Runaways and battles on the green

M em bers of the H ayw ard fam ily and the B lackall P istol club after the com pletion of the K eith H ayw ard M em orial S hoot.

Strong contingent at nals of shoot


The nal section of the Keith Hayward Memorial shoot was held on Sunday 30th March with a good contingent of shooters competing in the Centre Fire and Sports Pistol Pairs events. A good competition was enjoyed by all. Glady, Phillip and Robbie Hayward presented the shields and trophies on behalf of the Hayward family. The winning pair in the Centre Fire event was the two Bruces Bruce McPaul and Bruce Coward with a total score of 875. Runners up were Arthur Elmy and Aub Carter on 841 while 3rd place went to Arthur Elmy and Lloyd Marsh with a score of 533. Sports Pistol winners were

Noelene Gleeson and Dallas Kowald-Dawson with a score of 973 followed by runners up Ashley Adams and Spencer Astill on 923. 3rd Place went to Peter Molle and visitor Peter Fenson with a score of 805. Top individual scores went to Ashley Adams who shot a 534, Peter Molle with a 517 and Noelene Gleeson with a 501. Top rounds went to Ashley with a 94 and 92 in the duelling section and Peter Molle had a 91 in the precision section. The next ofcial shoot is the Roger and Gayle Ellison Rapid Fire event which is to be held on April 6 commencing at 9 am.

Four good games of singles bowls were played on Sunday March 30. In A singles Col Pngst was always in control with Robbie Doyle scoreless on the rst 7 ends with Col leading 13 0 and going on to win 31 17. Don Daly and Gumby Champman had a real battle, with Gumby seeming to have the game won leading 27 18. Don fought back however and made a big comeback, winning 31 -30. Also in B singles Dally Holden got a 10 point start on Gary Whiteld leading 13 3. Gary just couldnt catch up and went down 31 25. In an A singles game Julie Blucher caused an upset by defeating Marty Grey in a very good close game, winning 31 27 after 37 ends. Games for next week will be M Chapman v R Hayward spotter G Whiteld for A singles. D Daly v D Carter spotter R Doyle for B singles. J Carter v J Bowyer spotter T Hayward and L Kelly v Woody spotter C Pngst in Handicap singles, while D Holden v R Black spotter R Browning play sets of nine. Play will commence at 9:30 am.

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Jan Ross to lead new Blackall-Tambo council


-- by Sally Cripps
The rst mayor of the new Blackall-Tambo Regional Council will be Jan Ross, a 65-year-old grazier from the Tambo district. Ms Ross had nine votes more than Barry Muir at the declaration of the poll on Tuesday, March 25. At the end of the primary vote counting Ms Ross and Mr Muir were level with 521 votes each. Preferences from the third candidate, Les Wheelhouse were distributed, giving Ms Ross a nal tally of 576 votes against Mr Muirs 567 votes. A recount was ordered at Mr Muirs instigation but the numbers remained unchanged at its conclusion. Ms Ross said she felt the electorate viewed her as fresh blood. You could say Im a new broom for a new era, she said. I think the people were very thoughtful in their voting. It was the same with many of the other elections, such as Toowoomba, Barcaldine and Roma, where representatives from the smaller councils in the merger were elected.

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H er E xcellency M s Q uentin B ryce w ith K itty C ooper and G ladys B auer during her visit to B arcoo Living M ulti P urpose S ervice inaugural members. Mr Schluter nished the primary vote count in division one with 127 votes to 87 for Viney Joshi, 72 for Peter Evans, and 50 for Megan Prow. Following the distribution of preferences, Mr Schluter held 149 votes and Mr Joshi 99. In division two the numbers at the end of the primary vote counting were Mr Jarvis 175, Richard Sanderson 108, and Marilyn Hobbs 79. After the distribution of Ms Hobbs preferences the outcome was 195 votes to Mr Jarvis and 124 to Mr Sanderson. Division three results at the end of primaries were Peter Skewes 134 votes, Roger Ellison 124, and Robby Doyle 69. Once Mr Doyles preferences were distributed Mr Skewes held 150 votes to Mr Ellisons 133 votes. With no preference distribution required in division four, Sally Cripps was declared elected at the end of primary vote counting, with 181 votes to Tina Holdens 155 votes.
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Successful Easter for tennis


Saturday March 22 saw the Blackall Tennis Club hold its annual Open Easter Tournament. The day was very successful with many competitors playing in singles, doubles and mixed doubles matches. Club President Rod Allpass, thanked the many sponsors for their generous support, without which, the day could not have been the success that it was. Over thirty players competed throughout the day and provided the spectators with some very enjoyable tennis. Anne Lloyd, Club patron, donated two encourgement awards for the players who showed great improvement in their tennis. Ben Emerick and Maddie

--by D Holden

Carter were the recipents of these awards. Results for the day were in A grade: Mens Singles Luke Johnson 1st, Richard Hill 2nd Ladies Singles - Marg Lehman 1st, Bridie Carter 2nd Mens Doubles - Luke Johnson & Jason Mick 1st, David Carter & Matt Cameron 2nd Ladies Doubles - Marg Lehman & Maddie Carter 1st, Sonia West & Bridie Carter 2nd Mixed Doubles - Luke Johnson & Bridie Carter 1st, Sonia West & Jason Mick 2nd Reserve Mens Singles - Carl Hauff 1st, Mitchell Phingst 2nd Reserve Ladies Singles - Sonya West 1st, Maddie Carter 2nd Reserve Mens Doubles - Carl

Hauff & Tony Hauff 1st, Colin Phingst & Mitchell Phingst 2nd Reserve Ladies Doubles - Lisa Goodman & Stephanie Kelly 1st Reserve Mixed Doubles - Carl Hauff & Maddie Carter 1st, Don Isaac & Lisa Goodman 2nd In B Grade results were : Mens Singles - Ben Emerick 1st, Tom Fletcher 2nd Ladies Singles - Brenda Emerick 1st, Di Hauff 2nd Mens Doubles - Ben Emerick & Andrew Davison 1st, Tom Fletcher & Sam Fletcher 2nd Ladies Doubles - Anne Lloyd & Di Hauff 1st, Brenda Emerick & Penny Allpass 2nd Mixed Doubles - Ben Emerick & Penny Allpass 1st, Tom Fletcher & Sue Fletcher 2nd

Women and experienced councillors had been winners at the local government elections, according to Local Government Association of Queensland president, Paul Bell. At last count, a record 34 per cent of councillors will be women - up from 30 per cent at the last election, he said. This welcome increase continues a gradual trend towards greater numbers of women in the makeup of local government elected members. However, its likely there will be only 10 female mayors - 15 per cent of positions, down from a record 17 per cent at the elections in 2004. Its disappointing. There was a high return of elected experience at the polls, with 63 per cent of councillors elected being sitting councillors or previous mayors. This number was 100 per cent in Blackall-Tambo as sitting councillors were returned in all four divisions. Grahame Schluter, Graham Jarvis, Peter Skewes and Sally Cripps will be the regional councils

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Letter to the Editor


Through the pages of the Barcoo Independent I would like to take the opportunity to thank all those candidates who stood in the recent Blackall Tambo Regional Council elections for their wonderful spirit of community which will continue to benet both Tambo and Blackall, Im sure, whether they were elected or not. I would also like to say thank you to all those Councillors who were our Community Leaders before we were amalgamated. We have a lot to thank these people for as they continued to make the foundation of the future during the time they were at the helm, we must also thank them for the tremendous ght they put up to avoid amalgamation. It proved to be a long and very disappointing year. I would also like to say thank you to those who have placed their condence in me. Now we are here on the threshold of a New Beginning a New Era with all the excitement and challenges such a time will bring, before we proceed we must acknowledge with our thanks all those who have contributed so much in the past. Jan Ross

H e id i w in s To w n h o u se B u rsa ry
The Blackall Student Hostel Townhouse Bursary for 2007 has been awarded to Heidi Aspinall. Heidi successfully completed Year 12 at the Blackall State School last year and her desire to further her education at a tertiary level in 2008 meant she had to relocate to Brisbane and live away from home, family and friends. Although I will be seeking parttime or casual work, studying fulltime will inict nancial hardship onto both myself and my parents, she said. The Townhouse Bursary was established after the closure of the Blackall Student Hostel, specically to provide nancial assistance for students such as Heidi. A panel of three judges from outside the Blackall and Tambo shires, one of them a representative of Education Queensland, chose her application for the $2500 bursary. Heidi stated that living and growing up in the remote, regional town of Blackall had given her a sense of strong work ethic and determination for success. I found that the support of a

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APRIL 4 Term one ends 5 BCCC-BJC cricket match 12 22 Community Showcase 14 Term two starts 20 CWA stalls day 19 Spicks & Specks Kindy Quiz Night 25 Anzac Day MAY 3 Woolscour bush dinner 3 Woolscour bush dinner and tour 4 Blackall show 7 Woolscour night dinner and tour 10-31 Heartland Festival 10/11 Youth art mural 10 Kindy Quick Shear 12 Heartland Festival poet in residence starts Woolscour night dinner and tour 16-18 Black Stump campdraft 21 Woolscour night dinner and tour 24/25 Woolscour celebrations 28 Woolscour night dinner and tour 30 Heartland Festival Art Show opening 31 Matilda Highway race meeting JUNE 1 Heartland Festival concludes 4 Woolscour night dinner and tour 7 Woolscour bush dinner and tour 11 Woolscour night dinner and tour 18 Woolscour night dinner and tour 14

B lackall supports Legacy

small community such as Blackall really assisted me in becoming the person I am today and has to be credited for my achievements so far. Heidi was accepted into Law and Arts at Grifth University and has since commenced study for 2008. The bursary management committee congratulated Heidi on her achievements and was pleased to award her $2500 to help towards her expenses while living away from home and pursuing her chosen pathway. Heidi said the bursary would assist her nancially to make the move to the city to follow her aspirations of studying law and becoming another successfully educated country kid.

Blackall donated generously to the Blackall Good Friday Legacy Appeal, raising a total of $2 690.20c. On Thursday March 21, Mrs Emily Kelly, Mrs Flo Moore, Robyn Smith and Don Daly donated their time to raise money for the appeal. Also on Thursday a group of Blackall State School students consisting of Kylan Dolinski, Jack Politch, Ronan Robinson and Jack Ward for the boys team and Bonny Lawrence, Cherie Dougall, Chelsea Hayward and Tiffany Waine for the girls team helped raise $408. Good Friday saw a dedicated team consisting of Sgt. Kevin Ongheen, Dally Holden, Terry Kingston, Allan Soxsmith, Mary Ann Taylor and Louise Campbell give their time for legacy. The volunteers were housed in the Civic Centre thanks to the Shire Council. Any resident who wishes to donate to Legacy can leave their donation at the Thrifty Link store. All donations to the appeal were greatly appreciated.

--by Harry Kitching

4:30 Parkinson 5:30 The Lion Man 6:00 Childrens Shows 11:00 Fact Of Fiction 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Talking Heads 2:00 The Bill 3:00 Childrens Shows 6:00 Travel Oz 6:30 The Cook And The Chef 7:00 ABC News 7:30 The 7.30 Report 8:00 The New Inventors 8:30 Spicks & Specks 9:00 The IT Crowd 9:30 The Armstrong & Miller Show 10:00 At The Movies 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:30 Blackpool 12:30 Rewind 1:20 Movie: The Brighton Stranger 2:30 Movie: Child Of Divorce 3:30 National Press Club Address 4:30 Parkinson 5:30 The Lion Man 6:00 Childrens Shows 11:05 Revealing Gallipoli 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Pie In The Sky 1:30 Collectors 2:00 The Bill 3:00 Childrens Shows 6:05 Grand Designs 7:00 News 7:30 The 7.30 Report 8:00 Catalyst 8:30 The Great Inca Rebellion 9:35 Survival School 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:35 Live At The Basement 12:30 Movie: Two A Double Life 2:15 Mr Bean: Do-It-Yourself Mr.Bean 3:00 Sydney International Piano Competition 2004 3:55 Croc Country 4:30 Parkinson 5:30 The Lion Man 6:00 Childrens Shows 11:05 Nature Of Australia 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Bleak House 1:30 Spicks & Specks 2:00 The Way We Were 3:00 Childrens Shows 6:00 Message Stick 6:30 Can We Help? 7:00 News 7:30 Stateline 8:00 Collectors 8:30 Midsomer Murders 10:05 Grumpy Old Men 10:35 Lateline 11:25 The Catherine Tate Show 11:55 triple j tv 12:25 Good Game 12:55 rage (M) 5:00 rage 8:00 rage: Guest Programmer 9:00 Triple j tv With The Doctor 10:00 Africa Live: The Roll Back Malaria Concert 11:00 Totally Frank 11:30 The Cook & The Chef 12:00 Stateline 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 Foreign Correspondent 1:30 Can We Help? 2:00 RL: Burleigh Bears Vs Ipswich Jets 4:00 Island Life: Torres Strait Islands 5:00 Bowls: Australian Open 2008 6:00 My Family 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 News 7:30 Doc Martin 8:25 News 8:30 The Bill 10:05 News 10:10 Spooks (M*,R) 11:05 Jericho (M*,R) 12:40 rage (M)

Barcoo Independent TV Guide April 13 - 19 ABC SEVEN Imparja SBS


6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Raggs 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Mystery Woman: Wild West Murder (M) 2:00 Beyond Tomorrow 3:00 Infomercial 4:00 Its Academic 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 RSPCA Animal Rescue 8:00 The Real Seachange 8:30 Movie: The World Is Not Enough (M,1999,R) 11:15 Seconds From Disaster 12:15 Family Plots 12:45 Young Ramsay 2:00 Infomercial 4:00 NBC Today 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Raggs 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: WW3 (M,2001,R) 2:00 Beyond Tomorrow 3:00 Infomercial 4:00 Its Academic 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 Samantha Who? 8:00 How I Met Your Mother 8:30 Ghost Whisperer 9:30 Lost 10:30 Family Guy 11:00 American Dad 11:30 Stargate Atlantis 12:30 Marshall Law 1:30 Room For Improvement 2:00 Infomercial 4:00 NBC Today 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Raggs 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Le Divorce (M,2002,R) 2:30 Mercurios Menu 3:00 Infomercial 4:00 Its Academic 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 Better Homes & Gardens 8:30 AFL: St Kilda v Essendon 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Igby Goes Down 2:00 Infomerical 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Childrens Shows 12:00 Eclipse 1:00 Flying 18-Footers 2:00 AFL: Geelong v Sydney 5:00 Creek To Coast 5:30 Hook Line Sinker 6:00 News 6:30 That 70s Show (R) 7:00 AFL: Collingwood v Kangaroos 10:30 Sevens V8 Supercars 2008 2:00 Infomercial 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 Dateline NBC .30 Creo 6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings With Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 11:30 Fresh Cooking With AWW 12.00 Movie: New York Minute (Pg,2004,R) 2.00 Days of our lives 3.00 Entertainment Tonight 3.30 Hi-5 4.00 The Shak 4:30 News 5:00 Bargain Hunt 5:30 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Two And A Half Men 7:30 My Kids A Star 8:30 I Shouldnt Be Alive 9:30 TBA 10:30 Sensing Murder 11:30 Nightline 12:00 Water Rats 5:30 Creo 6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings With Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 11:30 Fresh Cooking With AWW 12.00 Movie: Seventeen Again (G,2000) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Entertainment Tonight 3.30 Hi-5 4.00 The Shak 4:30 News 5:00 Bargain Hunt 5:30 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Two And A Half Men 7:30 Getaway 8:30 Ramsays Kitchen Nightmares 9.30 The Footy Show 11:00 Nightline 11:30 The Footy Show Late 5.30 Creo 6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings With Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 11:30 Fresh Cooking With AWW 12.00 Movie: Summer Catch (Pg,2001,R) 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 The Shak 4:30 News 5:00 Bargain Hunt 5:30 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 News 6:30 Footprints 7:00 Two And A Half Men 7:30 NRL: Gold Coast Titans v Brisbane Broncos 9:30 NRL: Parramatta Eels v Manly Sea Eagles 11:30 Nightline 12:00 Movie: Every Which Way But Loose (M,1978,R) 5:00 Popoff Ministries 5:30 Christian City TV 6:00 Childrens Shows 11:30 Surfari 12:00 Malcolm In The Middle 12.30 Discover Downunder 1:00 Racing: Gold Slipper 4:30 Talk To The Animals 5:00 Garden Gurus 5:30 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 News 6:30 Australias Funniest Home Video Show 7:30 TBA 10:30 Movie: Zoolander (M,2001,R) 12.15 The Alice

5:20 Overseas News 1:00 Movie: The Lizard 3:00 If Only 3:30 The Lifestyle Experts 4:00 Business Report 4:30 The Journal 5:00 Newshour 6:00 Living Black 6:30 News 7:30 Food Safari 8:00 Loves Harvest 8:30 Dateline 9:30 News 10:00 Newstopia 10:30 Movie: Inner Senses 12:15 Movie: Time Out 5:20 Overseas News 1:00 Australian Biography: Noeline Brown 1:30 Killer Cure 2:30 Dateline 3:30 The Lost Gods 4.00 Business Report 4:30 The Journal 5:00 Newshour 6:00 Global Village 6:30 News 7.40 Stockinger 8:30 Unit One 9:35 News 10:05 The Movie Show 10:15 Movie: The Young Lieutenant 12:15 St Johns Wort 5:20 Overseas News 1:00 Wine Lovers Guide To Australia 1:30 Insight 2:30 Bog Bodies 3:30 Living Black 4.00 Business Report 4:30 The Journal 5:00 Newshour 6:00 Global Village 6:30 News 7:30 Suburb For Sale 8:30 As It Happened: The Rules Of The Game 9:30 News 10:00 The Clitoris: Forbidden Pleasure 11.10 Movie: Scarlet Diva 12:45 Movie: Silent Partner 5:20 Overseas News 1:00 The Bolshoi Drill 2:05 Johnny Hallyday 3:00 In The Heart Of Music 4:30 Newshour 5:30 Mythbusters 6:30 News 7:30 Top Gear 8:35 Big Love 9:35 RocKwiz 10:50 Movie: Love Me If You Dare 12:15 SOS..Shorts On Screen 1:15 Newstopia 1:45 Insiders Guide To Happiness

Wednesday April 16 Thursday April 17 Friday April 18 Saturday April 19

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5:00 rage 6:30 Childrens Shows 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacic Focus 11:30 Songs Of Praise 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Message Stick 2:00 The War 3:00 The Perfect Home 3:55 Melancholia 4:30 Discovery With Richard Gill And The Sydney Symphony 5:00 Sunday Arts 6:00 At The Movies 6:30 The Einstein Factor 7:00 News 7:30 Robin Hood 8:15 Creature Comforts 8:25 News 8:30 East Of Everything 9:25 Compass 9:55 Margot 10:55 Cuba Mia 11:55 Welcome To Woomera 12:55 Movie: Murder, My Sweet (Pg,1945,R) 2:35 Movie: Roadblock (Pg,1951,R) 4:00 The Healer

Barcoo Independent TV Guide April 13 - 19 ABC SEVEN Imparja SBS


6:00 Choices 6:30 Childrens Shows 7:30 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The Great Outdoors 11:00 Infomercial 12:00 Movie: The Absent Minded Professor (G,1961,R) 2:00 AFL: Carlton v Collingwood 5:00 According To Jim 5:30 Great South East 6:00 News 6:30 Gladiators 7:30 Police Files Unlocked 8:00 My Name Is Earl 8:30 Greys Anatomy 9:30 Brothers & Sisters 10:30 Suburban Secrets 11:00 The First 48 12:00 Movie: Tortilla Soup (M,2001,R) 2:00 Outback OBourke 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 NBC Meet The Press 5:00 Popoff Ministries 5:30 Rise and Shine 6:00 Childrens Programs 7:30 Sunday 9:30 Wide World Of Sports 11:00 The Sunday Footy Show 12:00 Sunday Roast 1:00 The Car Show 1:30 Speed Machine 2.00 Australian Lifesaving Championships 4:00 NRL: Newcastle Knights v Brisbane Broncos 6:00 News 6:30 Animal Emergency 7:00 RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service 7:30 60 Minutes 8:30 CSI 9:30 Without A Trace 10:30 Crime Investigation Australia 12:00 Movie: Flawless (AV,1999) 5:30 Creo 6.00 Today 9:00 Mornings with Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 11:30 Fresh cooking with AWW 12:00 Movie: Picking Up & Dropping Off (Pg,2003,R) 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 The Shak 4:30 News 5:00 Bargain Hunt 5:30 Antique Roadshow 6:00 News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Two And A Half Men 7:30 Power Of 10 8:30 Sea Patrol II The Coup 9:30 CSI: NY 10.30 True CSI 11.30 Nightline 12.00 The Dead Zone 1:00 A1GP - Motorsport 5.300 Creo 6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings with Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 11:30 Fresh Cooking With AWW 12:00 Movie: Snow White The Fairest Of Them All (Pg,2001,R) 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 The Shak 4:30 News 5:00 Bargain Hunt 5:30 Antique Roadshow 6:00 News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Two And A Half Men 7:30 Moment Of Truth 8:30 Kitchen Nightmares U.S.A 9:30 Ladette To Lady 10:30 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (F) 11.30 Nightline 12.00 The Wire 1:05 The Avengers
General Classication PG

G overnor visits B arcoo Living

6:55 Overseas News 11:00 Conquering Roubaix 11:30 FIVB World Tour Beach Volleyball 12:30 2008 World Superbike Championships 1:00 Speedweek 3:00 Football Asia 3:30 UEFA Champions League 2007/2008 Magazine 4:00 Les Murrays Football Feature 5:00 The World Game 6:00 Thalassa 6:30 News 7:30 Lost Worlds: Chinas Great Wall 8:30 Movie: Good Night, And Good Luck 10:10 Cycling: Paris-Roubaix 5:20 Overseas News 1:00 Tales From A Suitcase 1:30 Mentiras 1:45 War Of Ideas 2:30 Dateline 3:30 Insight 4:30 The Journal 5.00 The Crew 5:30 Living Black 6.00 Global Village 6:30 News 7:30 Mythbusters 8:30 The Movie Show 8.35 South Park 9:00 Drawn Together 9:30 News 10:00 Sinchronicity 10.55 The Insiders Guide To Happiness 11:50 Movie: Hair High 1:15 VH1 Illustrated 1:40 Samurai Champloo 5:20 Overseas News 1:00 Movie: Metamorphosis 2:30 Tales From A Suitcase 3:00 Everyone Loves A Wedding 3:30 Help 4:00 Business Report 4:30 The Journal 5:00 Newshour 6:00 Global Village 6:30 News 7:30 Insight 8.30 Cutting Edge: Bushs War 9:30 News 10.00 Cutting Edge: Bushs War 11:00 Kike Like Me 12:10 Movie: Beamer

4:30 Parkinson 5:30 The Pet Show 6:00 Childrens Shows 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Pilot Guides 1:30 The Cook & The Chef 2:00 The Bill 3:00 Childrens Shows 6:00 Landline Extra 6:30 Talking Heads 7:00 ABC News 7:30 The 7:30 Report 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Enough Rope With Andrew Denton 10:35 Lateline 11:10 Lateline Business 11:35 The Black Pharaohs 12:25 Teachers 1:15 Movie: Stranger On The Third Floor (Pg,1940,R) 2:20 Movie: The Falcon Out West (Pg,1944,R) 3:25 Bowls World Championships 2008 4:30 Parkinson 5:30 The Pet Show 6:00 Childrens Shows 11:00 Grand Designs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Einstein Factor 1:00 The New Inventors 1:30 Catalyst 2:00 The Bill 3:00 Childrens Shows 6:05 Time Team 7:00 News 7:30 The 7:30 Report 8:00 Stress Buster 8:30 How Art Made The World 9:30 Foreign Correspondent 10:00 Artscape 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:35 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Trial And Retribution 1:25 Movie: Dark Murder (Pg,1946,R) 2:50 Movie: Criminal Lawyer (G,1937,R) 3:55 Welcher And Welcher

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Raggs 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: The Stepdaughter (M,2000,R) 2:00 Beyond Tomorrow 3:00 Infomercial 4:00 Its Academic 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 Border Security Australias Front Line 8:00 SCU: Serious Crash Unit 8:30 Desperate Housewives 9:30 Dirty Sexy Money 10:30 Boston Legal 11:30 3D Rock 12:00 Movie: The Order (AV,2000) 2:00 Infomercial 4:00 NBC Today 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Raggs 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Ruthless People (M,1986,R) 2:00 Beyond Tomorrow 3:00 Infomercial 4:00 Its Academic 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 It Takes Two 9:15 All Saints 10:15 My Shocking Story 11:15 Cheaters 12:15 Top 40 Celebrity Countdown 2:00 Infomercial 4:00 NBC Today
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Barcoo Living Multi Purpose Service was thrilled to recently host a luncheon for the Governor of Queensland, Her Excellency Quentin Bryce AC, and her husband Michael Bryce. The luncheon was an opportunity to give the viceregal guests a tour of the aged care facility and share the role that Barcoo Living is playing in the community. Barcoo Living Service Manager, Bernice Leek, said it was such an honour to host the luncheon and everyone enjoyed the day. It was very special to be able to share our community with the Governor and other guests. Ms Bryce met each of the residents and staff personally, which was very exciting for them, Ms Leek said. The Governor expressed her gratitude in having the opportunity to visit the facility and was impressed and inspired by the friendly and homely atmosphere of the complex. Barcoo Living, which opened in 2002, is an innovative model of service delivery as the rst service in Australia to operate under a tripartite agreement between the commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, state Health Department and a nongovernment organisation, Churches of Christ Care . It is a multi-purpose service which provides permanent and respite accommodation for both high and low levels of care in a residential facility.

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Sunday April 13 Monday April 14 Tuesday April 15

C athy W heelhouse, Les W heelhouse (form er M ayor); H er E xcellency Q uentin B ryce; O w en S tockw ell (C hairm an B arcoo Living); B ernice Leek (S ervice M anager); M ichael B ryce outside M cLean P lace For people wishing to remain in their own home, exible high and low care services can be provided, which include HACC services and Community Aged Care Packages. Care, the third part in the management agreement, is one of Queenslands leading providers of aged care, early childhood services, child protection, and affordable housing and welfare services in Queensland.

F irst m eeting for m ayor-elect held in B risbane


A total of 1376 people voted in the election or around 86 per cent, higher than the state-wide turnout of 82 per cent. Ms Ross said she thought being a woman was a factor in her election. Local government has been a mans world but we have a lot to offer, in that we often see a wider picture and we have a tenacity to stick with a project despite obstacles. Understanding the needs of whole families in communities, not just a sector, is where a womans perspective is valuable, and we are used to running households and family businesses. The rst item of business for the mayor-elect was to attend a meeting in Brisbane on Thursday, March 27, called by Premier Anna Bligh.

I found the rhetoric greatly changed; it was all assurances of collaboration, Ms Ross said. It will be interesting to see the outcomes. She believed the most pressing need was for a streamlining of funding to regional councils. We heard about ve decentralised local government agents, or mini departments, but the westernmost one will be in Toowoomba. It was an idea mooted but I question the value of it. The new council is due to hold its rst meeting, in Blackall, next Wednesday, April 9. Ms Ross said it would be up to the new council to decide on venues for future meetings. I would hope that some will be held in Tambo, to keep the equity in arrangements, she said.

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

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Adult Violence Classication Not suitable for people under 15 years of age.

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B la cka ll re sid e n ts re ceive aw ards for C W Ind u stry E xce lle n ce


Three Blackall people - Ashley Adams, Charlie Prow and Rhett Bellert - featured at the inaugural Central West Industry Excellence Awards held in Longreach on Saturday, March 8. Ashleys use of Genestar technology for selective cattle breeding won him the Agribusiness Award for Outstanding Innovation. Rhett Bellert was named Jockey of the Year, and Charlie Prow received an Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to the racing industry. Three Blackall businesses were nominated by members of the public for their outstanding customer service - Blackall IGA, Blackall Newsagency and Toyland, and Seymours Department Store. The peoples choice award was ultimately won by the Birdsville Bakery. Businesses receiving awards with a Blackall link included Alan and Sue Smiths Outback Aussie Tours (Most Innovative Business award, Education and Training award) and Todd Austin (Trainer of the Year). The awards are an initiative of the Remote Area Planning and Development Board, which sees them as a way to honour the range and quality of businesses operating in the region, and to provide a

benchmark and encouragement for small business owners working to create wealth and a future in western Queensland. Attracting 400 people, the awards covered agribusiness, small business and council enterprises and proved that the west is not short of great ideas or powerful drive. Longreachs Merino Bakery was named the Central Wests Outstanding Business of the Year while Studio Exclusive hair and beauty salon (Longreach) won the small business award. In the agribusiness section James Walker and Wakeeld Grazing (Isisford) were named Young Producer of the Year and won the Outstanding Sustainable Practices award. Desert Uplands took out the Innovative Environmental Management prize, while the Ilfracombe Shire Council received the Water Saving award. Local government award winners included Isisford Fishing Competition (Community Event of the Year, Isisford SC), Longreach Town Common management plan (Major Council Project of the Year, Longreach SC), Michelle McFadyen (Employee of the Year, Ilfracombe SC), Gary Peoples (Councillor of the Year, Aramac SC), Aramac Shire Council (Council of the Year).

Rhett Bellert Ashley Adams Rhett Bellert Jockey of the Year


Central West Jockey of the Year Rhett Bellert has called Blackall home for the last 10 years or so. Born in Gayndah, he was only 11 years old when he started off riding track work for his lifetime friend and mentor, Mr Miles Greaves. It was in 1978, at the age of 15 that he claimed his rst win in his very rst race ride, in front of his home crowd. In 1981 Rhett tasted city success by taking out the Brisbane Handicap aboard the Barry Millertrained Amorist. Just one week later came Rhetts

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of the past and perfect role model for the apprentices within the industry today. He regards the safety issues on and around the racetracks as the best improvement to racing hes witnessed over the years. Thirty years after his rst win, Rhett is still doing what he knows best, not only riding champions home but getting a few scrumpers to the line rst as well. The country racing circuit is very appreciative of the fact that Rhett Bellert has stayed out west for so long.

most memorable win when he rode Sovereign Khan to victory over the 3200 metre course at Eagle Farm to claim the Queensland Cup. Over the years many owners and trainers within regional Queensland have enjoyed success after giving Rhett a leg up aboard their prized thoroughbred. The Bellert and Gidyea Coals combination was paramount in the 2007 Matilda Highway country racing series. Its Rhetts ambition to keep riding winners and relates that Rockhampton-born peer Mick Dittman is an exemplary gure

-- by Jennie Hall, Barcaldine

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6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 The Fairies 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Selma, Lord, Selma (Pg,1999,R) 2:00 Mercurios Menu 2:30 Silversun 3:00 Girl TV 3:30 Backyard Science 4:00 Its Academic 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 RSPCA Animal Rescue 8:00 The Real Seachange 8:30 Movie: Tomorrow Never Dies (M,1997,R) 11:00 Seconds From Disaster 12:00 Family Plots 12:30 Young Ramsay 1:30 Kiwifruit 2:00 Infomercial 4:00 NBC Today 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 The Fairies 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: The Return Of The Musketeers (Pg,1990,R) 2:00 Mercurios Menu 2:30 Silversun 3:00 Girl TV 3:30 Backyard Science 4:00 Its Academic 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 Samantha Who? 8:00 How I Met Your Mother 8:30 Ghost Whisperer 10:20 Family Guy 10:30 Amercian Dad 11:20 Stargate Atlantis 12:20 Marshall Law 1:20 Room For Improvement 2:00 Infomercial 4:00 NBC Today 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Raggs 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Pollyanna (G,2003,R) 2:00 Mercurios Menu 2:30 Silversun 3:00 Girl TV 3:30 Backyard Science 4:00 Its Academic 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 Better Homes & Gardens 8:30 AFL: 2008 Premiership Season 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: The Good Thief (MA,2004,R) 2:00 Infomercial 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Childrens Shows 12:00 Eclipse 1:00 V8 Xtra 1:30 Sevens Motorsport 2:30 AFL: St Kilda v Geelong 4:30 Sevens Motorsport 5:30 Hook Line & Sinker 6:00 News 6:30 That 70s Show 7:00 AFL: Sydney v West Coast 10:45 Forensic Investigators - Australias True Crimes 11:45 Movie: Geronimo (AV,1962,R) 2:45 Movie: The Ranch (MA,2004,R) 3:20 Room For Improvement 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 Dateline NBC 5:30 Creo 6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings with Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 11:30 Fresh Cooking with AWW 12.00 Movie: The Hudsucker Proxy (Pg,1994,R) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Entertainment Tonight 3.30 Hi-5 4.00 The Shak 4:30 News 5:00 Bargain Hunt 5:30 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:30 Two And A Half Men 7:30 My Kids A Star 8:30 I Shouldnt Be Alive 9:30 Movie: Oceans Twelve (M,2004,R) 12.00 Nightline 12:30 Water Rats
5:30 Creo 6:00 Today 9.00 Mornings with Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 11:30 Fresh Cooking With AWW 12.00 Movie: My Dog Skip (G,2000) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Entertainment Tonight 3.30 Hi-5 4.00 The Shak 4:30 News 5:00 Bargain Hunt 5:30 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Two And A Half Men 7:30 Getaway 8:30 Ramsays Kitchen Nightmares 9:30 The Footy Show 11:00 Nightline 11:30 The Footy Show Late 1:00 The Alice

5:30 Creo 6.00 Today 9:00 Mornings with Kerri-Anne 11.00 News 11:30 Fresh Cooking With AWW 12.00 Movie: Where Were You When The Lights Went Out (Pg,1968,R) 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 The Shak 4:30 News 5:00 Bargain Hunt 5:30 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 News 6:30 Footprints 7:00 Two & A Half Men 7:30 NRL Melbourne Storm v Manly Sea Eagles 9:30 NRL Parramatta Eels v Gold Coast Titans 11.30 Nightline 12:00 Movie: The Specialist (M,1994,R) 5:00 Popoff Ministries 5:30 Christian City TV 7:30 Childrens Shows 11:30 Surfari 12.00 Malcolm In The Middle 12:30 George Lopez 1:00 Discover Downunder 1:30 Racing: Darley Guineas 4:30 Talk To The Animals 5:00 The Garden Gurus 5:30 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 News 6:30 Australias Funniest Home Video Show 7:30 Movie: Harry Potter & The Chamber Of Secrets (Pg,2002,R) 10:55 Movie: Reindeer Games (M,20020,R) 1:00 The Alice

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6:00 Choices 6:30 Oban Star Racer 7:00 Blinky Bills Around The World Adventures 8:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 The Great Outdoors 11:00 Infomercial 12:00 Movie: A Twist Of Sand (Pg,1968,R) 2:00 AFL: Richmond v Collingwood 5:00 According To Jim 5:30 Great South East 6:00 News 6:30 Gladiators 7:30 Police Files Unlocked 8:00 My Name Is Earl 8:30 Greys Anatomy 9:30 Brothers & Sisters 10:30 Suburban Secrets 11:00 The First 48 12:00 Movie: Garage Days (MA,2002,R) 2:00 Sunrise Over South Africa 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 NBC Meet The Press 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 The Fairies 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Twelve Mile Road (Pg,2003,R) 2:00 Mercurios Menu 2:30 Silversun 3:00 Girl TV 3:30 Backyard Science 4:00 Its Academic 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 Border Security: Australias Front Line 8:00 SCU: Serious Crash Unit 8:30 Desperate Housewives 9:30 Dirty Sexy Money 11:00 Boston Legal (R) 11:30 30 Rock 12:00 Movie: Ordinary Decent Criminal (AV,2000,R) 1:00 Informercial 2:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 The Fairies 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Elizabeth Taylor: Facets 2:00 Mercurios Menu 2:30 Silversun 3:00 Girl TV 3:30 Backyard Science 4:00 Its Academic 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 It Takes Two 9:15 All Saints 10:15 My Shocking Story 11:15 Cheaters 12:15 Top 40 Celebrity Countdown 2:00 Infomercial 4:00 NBC Today
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Ashley Adams Outstanding Innovation in Agribusiness award


BLACKALL cattle producer Ashley Adams aims to create tender eating meat from grass fed northern cattle an undertaking that saw him win the Rabobank Agribusiness Award for Outstanding Innovation. Ashley runs Simmental, Brahman and Santa Gertrudis cattle and is using the Queensland-developed Genestar technology to selectively breed for marbling, tenderness and feed efciency. Some of the traditional breeds like Angus generally produce tender meat, while our northern breeds are generally tougher, but within each breed there is a full range of tenderness, he said. We have had about 2000 tests so far and have eliminated the tough carcases. When we started three years ago only 8 per cent of our cattle had a Genestar rating of ve (out of a possible eight) for tenderness - now thats 100 percent, Ashley said. Grass fed cattle from out here tends to be tough meat, and you can either put them through a 120 day grain feeding operation or cryovac the meat after slaughter but breeding for tenderness cuts out these expensive operations. Its all about how we can get more for our cattle because western Queensland producers generally get the bottom prices. At present not many producers are using the Genestar system it has taken Ashley three years of testing at $30 an animal to get this far and few butchers or chefs were aware of the technology, he said. He was delighted the rst article about Genestar is to appear in the butchery industry journal in the next month and he is prepared to

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6:55 Overseas News 10:00 WeatherWatch & Music 10:30 Croatian News 11:00 Muddy Waters: Life And Death On The Great Barrier Reef 12:00 FIVB World Tour Beach Volleyball 1:00 Speedweek 2:00 FIA World Rally Championship 3:00 Football Asia 3:30 UEFA Champions League 2007/2008 Magazine 4:00 UEFA Champions League 2007/2008 Sunday Match 5:00 The World Game 6:00 Thalassa 6:30 News 7:30 Lost Worlds: Chinas Great Wall 8:30 Human Version 2.0 9:30 Movie: Kurt Wallander: Mastermind 11:10 Movie: Soundless 12.45 The Storm Rages Twice 5:20 Overseas News 1:00 Tales From A Suitcase 1:30 Dreamland 2:30 Dateline 3:30 Insight 4:30 The Journal 5.00 The Crew 5:30 Living Black 6.00 Global Village 6:30 News 7:30 Mythbusters 8:35 South Park 9:00 Drawn Together 9:30 News 10:00 Sinchronicity 10:55 The Insiders Guide To Happiness 11:50 Movie: Theyre Watching Us 1:40 Samurai Champloo 5:20 Overseas News 1:00 Movie: I-San Special 3:00 Everyone Loves A Wedding 3.30 Help 4:00 Business Report 4:30 The Journal 5:00 Newshour 6:00 Global Village 6:30 News 7:30 Insight 8.30 Cutting Edge: Bushs War 9:30 News 10.00 Cutting Edge: Bushs War 11:30 Movie: Uno 1:20 A Girl A Horse A Dream

get off his property and go out and sell his product to retailers and the restaurant trade. Genetic technology is the future of the northern cattle industry and with a number of new gene markers being released, for buffalo y and tick resistance, pink eye blight and worm resistance, it could only get better, he said. Ashley said as a three time Paralympian he adopts new technologies and new techniques for his sport, and carries that same spirit into his business. I talk to coaches and trainers about what Im doing and they encourage me. I take some of our meat down for barbecues and they cant get enough of it. Article and photo reproduced with permission from the Longreach Leader, March 14, 2008

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Charlie Prow outstanding contribution to racing


Blackall has been home for Charlie Prow for the past 50-odd years. A worthy recipient of the excellence award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual, Charlie dedicated the award to his wife Gail, their family and the many lifetime friendships he has acquired around the west. Hailing from Cunnamulla, Charlie reckons the occasional pleasures that a bush lifestyle brings far outnumber the hardships a country family endures. At around the age of 50 and after a very successful career as a jockey, spanning 35 years, Charlie decided to try his skills as a trainer. Initially he kept his jockey licence as well and was fortunate enough to be both riding and feeding Miss Petty, current Australian record holder for the highest number of successive wins (22, 18 of them with Charlie in the saddle). Over a six year period in the late 1970s and early 1980s he won premierships as both jockey and trainer. Amongst his list of favourite horses would be Arafa (Horse of the Year 2003-04), Miss Petty, and Bermuda Bird, whom he bought at the Gold Nugget sales, educated in the bush and then sent to Brisbane where he won the Queensland Guineas in 1981. Bermuda Bird also sired many horses later raced by Charlie. Now well into his 60s, Charlie continues to train racehorses and dabbles in breeding, often preparing a yearling for the southern sales. He has achieved prices of up to $50 000 for his yearlings. The best improvements to racing he has seen over his years are the QTIS bonuses but he, along with the entire Queensland country racing population, fears for the future of country racing. With the ever-present threat of country meetings being axed and the Principals Club vision of super tracks within their corner of the state, the future for the central west looks bleak. Country racing is part of our bush lifestyle and Charlie Prow has made a lifetime contribution to its maintenance. Charlie truly is a master horseman who is willing to share his knowledge and friendship with all.

-- by Jennie Hall, Barcaldine

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Council News
First Meeting of Council The rst meeting of the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council will be at held at 8.30am Wednesday, 9 April, 2008, with the new councillors taking their Declaration of Ofce. Any person interested in attending the meeting is welcome to attend. End of Blackall Shire Council Blackall Shire ofcially ceased to exist on Friday, 14 March, 2008. Council held an event on Friday, 14 March, 2008 to commemorate its 76 years service to the residents of the Shire. Employees were presented with Certicates of Service and a commemorative glass in recognition of their service to Blackall Shire Council. Blackall Shire Councils longest serving employee is Mr Don Wheeler who worked for Blackall Shire Council for 44 years and 9 months. Public Holiday Blackall and district residents are advised that the annual Public Show Holiday has been moved and is now on Tuesday, 4 November for the annual Melbourne Cup. Overgrown Allotments Owners of land within Blackall are reminded to regularly mow the grass and undergrowth to keep their land tidy. Failure to do so creates hazards from vermin, snakes and res. Regular inspections of the town are being carried out to ensure owners are compliant with Local Laws. Fires in the Town Area The lighting and maintaining of res is prohibited on land situated within the town area. Illegal Dumping in the Shire Residents of Blackall are reminded that the only place legally available for the dumping of any waste including green waste (lawn clipping, branches etc) is at the Blackall Rubbish Dump situated along Evora Road the dumping of green waste at Falliss Crossing along Daisy Street or along the Jericho Road or in any place other then the Council Rubbish Dump is illegal and Council will take appropriate action against individuals found to be dumping in these areas. Dogs in Blackall A reminder that all dogs kept within the town of Blackall, aged 3 months and over must be registered with Council and must wear a current registration tag. No dog is permitted in a public place, which includes footpaths and streets, unless the dog is under a persons effective control. Water Restriction Hours From 1 October to 30 April sprinklers are banned between the hours of 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday. No water restrictions are in force over the weekends. Be WaterWise save money, energy and the environment! WaterWise Tip: Take a short shower, or take a bath.

The Blackall Magpies took all ve teams under 7s, 8s, 10s, 12s and 14s to a successful cluster day held last Saturday in Ilfracombe. All junior rugby league clubs were represented on the day. The 7s and 8s took to the eld rst at 8am which meant a predawn start for kids and parents alike. For the majority of the 7s, this was their rst game of rugby league which can be a daunting experience. However, these young ones took it in their stride and performed very well. The under 10s were the next to take the eld, carrying on from where they left off last year with strong performances in both their

Eight Magpies to represent Central West


games against the Sand Goannas and the Devils. Blackalls under 12s were the real surprise package of the day, performing above all expectations. With a couple of their troops not travelling, three of the under 10s played up to make up 12 players. Even with one player down, the team played two exceptional games against strong Winton and Barcaldine sides. Representative jerseys were up for grabs for the under 14 players with the Central West to play Central Highlands, Gladstone and Rockhampton later in the year in Barcaldine. Strong performances by the team in both their games saw

eight Magpies selected, four in the under 13s and four in the under 14s representative teams. For the 13s, Jack Ward, Jessie Negus, Kyle Hearn and Ronan Robinson were selected, while in the 14s, Jack Politch, Tom Flynn, Brady Prow and Dylan Dolinski got the nod. The club congratulated the players on their honours and thanked all parents for getting their children to Ilfracombe to support their club in such a strong way. The next game for the junior Magpies will be in Barcaldine against the Goannas on Saturday, April 12, to start the rst round of the regular season.

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The tournament was a great success and your support was greatly appreciated.

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O most beautiful ower 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 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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How much physical activity are Queensland adults doing? Although 91% of Queenslanders believe that their health could be improved by participating in 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each day: 69% of Queensland adults exercised for recreation, sport or tness only 45% of Queenslanders are sufciently physically active to achieve health benets What are the trends? Between 1997 and 2001, the number of Queenslanders who were active enough to achieve health benets decreased from 49% to 45%. The average amount of time people spent each week in moderate leisuretime physical activity declined from 66 minutes to 51 minutes from 1997 to 2001. The average amount of time people spent each week in vigorous leisuretime physical activity also declined from 86 minutes to 68 minutes. How much activity should adults be doing for good health? As a minimum for good health, adults should: incorporate movement and activity into each day in as many ways as possible (eg. walking instead of using the car for short trips, doing some gardening, taking the stairs instead of using the escalator etc) put together at least 30 minutes (may also be in blocks of 10 or 15 minutes) of moderate intensity physical activity on most, preferably all days of the week (eg. brisk walking, cycling, swimming, dancing, mowing the lawn, digging the garden etc) if possible, participate in some vigorous activity for 30 minutes 34 times per week for extra health and tness (eg. running, aerobics, sports etc). What sort of activities are Queenslanders doing? When Queenslanders are active, the most popular activities are walking, swimming, aerobics/ tness, cycling, tennis, running, golf, touch football, weight training and bush walking. For more information about physical activity see the National Physical Activity Guidelines for Australian Adults http://www. health.qld.gov.au/npag/

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D ry chilly end for M arch


A chilly end to March saw the months lowest temperature of 8.3 degrees on the 30th, cooler than the lowest recorded temperature of 10.1 degrees, while the hottest night for March was on the 18th with 21.6 degrees. The coolest day, 23.8 degrees on March 28, was the start of cooler weather at night. The highest recorded maximum temperature of 34.4 degrees on March 24 was also quite cool compared to the highest recorded temperature of 41.8 degrees recorded back on March 4 1985. Highest mean temperature of 31.4 is considerable cooler than the highest recorded mean maximum of 33.7. The lowest mean temperature of 16.8 for March is quite colder than the recorded average of 19.9. March was a very dry month with only 20.5 points (5.2 mm) of rain recorded. .2 mm fell on the 1st and the rest fell on the 26th and 27th. This is well below the recorded mean of 246 points (62.5 mm) The highest recorded fall of rain was 1450 points (368.5 mm) in March 1963.

Longrange Weather Predictions For Blackall 6 April 2008 3 May 2008 (By The Moon)
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A wetter than average month is expected, with about half the months days wet. Heaviest falls may be overnight about 8th, about 5th in morning hours, about 20th during daylight, and between 26-30th after midday. Average temperatures for maximums may be around 27C and for minimums around 18C. Over the period humidity may average about 84% and the barometer about 1015mbs. Wind gusts are likely in the second and last weeks of April. Allow 24 hour error for forecasts.

AUDIOLOGIST: Ph: Patti Smith Longreach Hospital 4658 4735. CARDIAC SPECIALIST TEAM: Ph: 4654 3277 for an appointment. CHILD HEALTH AND ADULT/ CHILD HEARING TESTS: The Child Health Nurse - Blackall April 14. Ph: Blackall Hospital on 4650 7700 Referrals required for hearing tests. COMMUNITY HEALTH INDIGENOUS HEALTH, QIDDI & SOCIAL WORKERS: Ph: Longreach Community Health Service 4658 3344. CONTINENCE ADVISOR: Ph: Joanne de Vries on 4658 3622.DENTIST: All patients who require dental treatment must register on a waiting list. Phone Blackall Hospital to add name and family to the list. Barcaldine Dental Clinic- 4651 1311; Longreach Hospital- 4658 4720; Private Clinic Longreach- 4658 1283. DIETICIAN: Ph: Longreach Hospital for enquires. DERMATOLOGIST: Dr David Leslie visiting in May 2, 2008. Appointments at Black Stump Surgery on 4657 4677 Referral required. EMOTIONAL & SOCIAL WELL BEING TEAM: Ph: 4658 1928 for details. ENT (Ears, Nose, and Throat): Ph: Patti Smith Longreach Hospital 4658 4735. FOOT CARE CLINC: April 14, ph: Blackall Hospital GASTROENTEROLOGIST: Dr Stevenson -Referrals required. Ph: Patti Smith Longreach Hospital 4658 4735. GYNAECOLOGIST and OBSTETRIC: New Lady Doctor visiting Blackall May 26, 2008. Referral required. Ph: Blackall Hospital for an appointment. OPHTHALMOLOGIST: Dr Glasson/Dr Stark Blackall October 2008. Referrals are required. Ph: 4650 7700 for an appointment. OPTOMETRIST: Geoff Fitzpatrick Blackall April 7. Ph: 1800 008 020. ORTHODONTIST: Ph: Patti Smith Longreach 4658 4735. ORTHOPAEDICS: Ph Longreach Hospital 4658 4735. OUTPATIENTS: Free service held at the Blackall Hospital at 9.00am Weekdays only. Maximum of four patients per day so please book early at Administration before 9am. Please call 4650 7700 to book.MENTAL HEALTH NURSE: Ph: Longreach Hospital 4658 4700 to make an appointment. PAEDIATRICIAN TEAM (Child Psychiatrist and Paediatrician): Dr Helen Heussler- visiting Longreach Ph: Patti Smith Longreach Hospital for appointment 4658 4735. Referal required PODIATRIST: Ph: Maree Longreach

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Hospital 4658 4700. PSYCHIATRIST: Dr Richard Zimmerman Ph: Mental Health Longreach Hospital 4658 4700; Blackall Hospital Wednesday March 26. Referrals required. PSYCHOLOGIST: Ph: Longreach RFDS 4658 1928 for appointment. Blackall March 19. PHYSIOTHERAPIST: Ph: Longreach Hospital 4658 4700. Ph: Barcaldine 4651 1311 QUEENSLAND ILLICIT DRUG DIVERSION INITATIVE: Ph: Longreach Mental Health 4652 7951. RELATIONSHIPS AUSTRALIA: Visit Blackall on a needs basis. Phone 1300 364 277 RESPIRATORY PHYSICIAN: Dr Simon Bowler. Ph: Patti Smith Longreach Hospital 4658 4735. SURGEON: Phone Longreach Hospital for enquires. SPEECH THERAPIST: Ph: Erika Healy 4652 7951 WELL WOMENS CLINIC NURSE: Louise Cameron - May. Ph: Blackall Hospital 4650 7700 to make an appointment. WELL WOMENS CLINIC DOCTOR: Dr Louise Russell - Blackall April 2, 3, 30 & May 1 Ph: Blackall Hospital on 4650 7700 to register on waiting list.

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$1500 on offer for poetry competition


A poetry competition offering $1500 in prizemoney is just one of the ways writers can take part in Blackalls Heartland Festival, when Poet in Residence Graham Nunn settles in for two weeks of activity in May. Five of the regions pastoral interests Terrick Merinos, the Walker family at Ravensbourne, Melrose SAMM stud, Cheero Downs and Latrobe (Simon and Christine Campbell) will join Blackalls community newspaper publishing venture, the Barcoo Independent, in rewarding the most creative poems that address Queenslands sheep and wool industry, its people and personalities. Titled the Wood, Water and Wool Poetry Awards, they will bring attention to Blackalls unique woolscour, which is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. There will be sections for both bush and contemporary poetry in open and junior classes. Winning entries will be announced and recited at the Heartland Festival Celebration Dinner on Friday, May 23. A workshop being staged a weekend earlier will give entrants a great opportunity to hone their work before submitting it. Poet in Residence Graham familiarised himself with western Queensland when he attended the Writers Expo at the 2007 Heartland Festival and said the region housed a gifted group of writers. I am excited about working with them for an extended period of time, he said. Time has been devoted to sessions at local schools as well as a telephone lesson using the distance education communication system, and a weekend workshop for adults and students alike is on offer on May 17 and 18. Organiser Sally Cripps said poetry was back on the menu at this years festival due to popular demand, with a great turn-out at last years expo. Poetry is a really expressive genre that everyone can have a go at, and is like popular music in the

B lackall challenge builds points for B est of the W est


Competitors in the open Stockmans Challenge being held at the Blackall show in May this year will have the opportunity to qualify in a new horse competition being run at the Westech Field Days in Barcaldine in September. The Westech Best of the West Challenge Final, on Wednesday, September 10 will feature 10 horse and rider combinations competing over two rounds, a working horse pattern and arena cattle work. The 10 competitors will have qualied from eight open challenges in the central west to be held between April and August at Tambo, Blackall, Longreach, Alpha, Isisford and Winton Shows, at the Central and Western Branch ASHS Longreach Challenge, and at the Stonehenge Challenge. Points will be allocated at each event from rst to tenth place, with an accumulation of points to determine the top ten to be invited to Westech to compete in the nal. The Blackall leg of the challenge is taking place at the annual show on Sunday, May 4. Chief horse steward Amanda Schulze said the new competition The Queensland government is using the popularity of grey nomad caravanning holidays to help ease skill shortages in regional Queensland, Minister for Tourism, Regional Development and Industry Desley Boyle announced at the launch of the new Caravan and Touring Directory, 2008. Ms Boyle said an estimated 913,000 visitors stayed in a Queensland caravan park or camp ground over the past year, a four percent annual increase. Caravanning grey nomads play an extremely important role in regional Queenslands tourism industry travelling on average for 6 months or more during a single trip, Ms Boyle said. These people are usually recently retired and come from professional or trade backgrounds - what we say to them is stay longer in regions where their skills are needed. At the moment we are seeing particularly high demand for skilled labour in ood affected regions. It is a great time for travelling

way it reaches people, she said. As well as the poetry competition recital at the festival dinner, an informal Woolly Words at the Woolscour evening has been arranged for the start of the weekend workshop, giving people a chance to front an audience and microphone in an informal atmosphere. Modelled on a Poetry at the Pub session, the night at the Woolscour will include a barbecue and an open mike session, for the evening of May 16. SpeakOut artists and Mt Coottha Botanical Gardens curator Ross McKinnon will also be part of the evening. People interested in any of the poetry activities on offer, including those looking for an entry form or wishing to register for the weekend workshop should contact Sally Cripps.

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BLACKALL-TAMBO REGIONAL COUNCIL POSITIONS VACANT BLACKALL


Council is seeking enthusiastic, energetic and enterprising people to join our Blackall based team in the following positions:

Caravanning grey nomads help ease regional skills shortage


grey nomads to use their skills in these areas while also funding their highway adventures, Ms Boyle said. Ms Boyle went on to say Tourism Queensland, Caravanning Queensland and workaboutaustralia.com.au have worked closely to provide grey nomads with easy access to information on working holidays in Queensland. According to a Department of Employment and Trainingcommissioned research report on the potential of Grey Nomads to help address the current skills shortage, 56.7 percent of those interviewed were interested in undertaking paid work of some form while travelling, Ms Boyle said. Over half were also interested in undertaking voluntary work in some form while travelling. The report had also revealed that retirees were particularly interested in nding paid or volunteer work along major tourist routes such as The Pacic Way, Capricorn, Warrego and Matilda

was a great idea that was already generating interest. People are going to go to all the shows to accumulate points, she said. Blackalls status in the white area under Equine Inuenza regulations is making its show events more attractive for equestrians, with bookings already being taken from people at Cairns, Hughenden and Warwick. The horse events always have good nominations and this year is no exception, Amanda said. All 90 stalls are always booked out, so its certainly bringing people to town. Despite cutting back to a oneday show this year, there is no reduction in the horse schedule, with dressage happening on the Saturday and gymkhana, ring and challenge events on Sunday. The only change from past years is that all horse competitors now have to show us a copy of their waybill when they arrive, Amanda said. Further information on the Best of the West stockmans challenge can be obtained from Jan Taylor or Helen Morton.

22 Community Showcase

During the week of April 8 13 twelve young people from Blackall, Longreach and Jundah will be developing their skills in Visual art , Photography, Film and video, Screen-printing, Graphic design, Music and sound production, Digital story-telling, Multimedia software training, Arts business training and Project management Each young person participating in the 22 program has a unique set of creative interests and talents and 22 Community Showcase will be a way to celebrate their work and skills after their rst week of intensive workshops. The 22 Showcase will be held between 6 - 8 pm at the Blackall Memorial Hall on Saturday April 12. 22 is a creative skills development program for young people living in the Central West and will run between April and June. 22 will be delivered by SpeakOut. For more information, contact Louise Campbell at Blackall-Tambo Regional Council on 4657 4222. Highways. Travellers are nding skills they have had for years are suddenly in demand in a regional towns, turning a stay of weeks into months. Backpackers have been taking working holidays in Queensland for years so theres no reason why retired Australians cant do the same thing. Caravanning Queensland CEO Ron Chapman said the new Caravan and Touring Directory gives people an easy to use guide to destinations and experiences perfect for a caravanning holiday. Caravanning Queensland will be hitting the road with the new guide over the next few months visiting various states to encourage grey nomads to visit and work in regional Queensland, Mr Chapman said. The 2008 Caravan and Touring Directory is available free through www.caravanqld.com.au. Information on working holiday opportunities is also available from www.workaboutaustralia. com or 02 6884 7777.

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Storeman-Depot Maintenance Officer Apprentice Diesel Fitter Plant Operator (Relief) Gardner and/or Trainee Gardner Work Camp Field Officer Local Laws Officer (Dog Control)

If you are interested in any of the above positions your written application should include details of previous experience, details of licences etc and contact details of at least two (2) referees. Position descriptions and/or further details may be obtained from the Blackall Administration Office on phone 4657 4222. Applications will close with the undersigned at 4.30pm Friday, 18 April, 2008. Blackall-Tambo Regional Council is an Employer of Choice and an Equal Opportunity Employer.
PO Box 21 BLACKALL QLD 4472 Fax: 07 4657 4726 Email: admin@blackall.qld.gov.au Brenda Kelly ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Phone: 07 4657 4222 www.blackall.qld.gov.au

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