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Blue skies and big crowds greeted the Goombungee-Haden Show Society committee for the 106th Show on Saturday with a packed day of entertainment, competition and activities drawing patrons from across the region.



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The Show was the perfect venue to crown the new Goombungee-Haden Miss Junior Showgirl and Show Princess. Rural Ambassador Gianna Kelly, patron Lyle Voll and Miss Showgirl Sarah Wood presented sashes to the 2021 Miss Junior Showgirl Amber Kahler (front row, centre) and 2021 Show Princess, Alisha Welke (back row, centre). The event was opened by the GoombungeeHaden Miss Showgirl, Sarah Wood, who carries on the role from last year. In her opening speech, Miss Wood highlighted the work put in by the committee to ensure the 2021 event went ahead in a COVID-Safe way. “We greatly appreciate

all the hard work and long hours the Show committee and volunteers had done to create such an amazing show this year,” she said. “With the ever evolving situation and changes throughout the world we are lucky that we are able to hold a show this year.” Like Miss Wood, Darling Downs Sub-

Chamber president Denis Janetzki said the success of the show was evidence of the dedication of the committee and volunteers. He said the event continued the theme of big crowds and competition entries that he had seen this year. “The shows this year in the sub-chamber, I think

are some of the best there has been in my time as president,” he said. “There has been good attendances and everyone is keen to come out, show there wares and put exhibits in. “Everyone has been excited to come out and have a good day at their individual shows.”

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Free Morning Tea and Bingo event

The Oakey Wellness Committee together with the Oakey Information Centre volunteers are hosting free Bingo tomorrow from 10am at the Information Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend and a free morning

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A few residents enjoyed an Easter surprise with the Oakey Anglican Church Guild drew its raffle in COVID safe conditions last week.

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Councillors to visit Oakey

Toowoomba Region Councillors Megan O’Hara Sullivan and James O’Shea will be visiting Oakey on Friday, April 30. They will be at the TRC Service Centre from 9am. Residents are invited to attend the visit to discuss

any relevant Councilrelated activities, services or projects with the Councillors.

Residents are encouraged to book an appointment by calling 131 872 or emailing info@tr.qld.gov.au

Good Governance webinar

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) is inviting residents from local community groups to view a free webinar on Good Governance in Rural and Regional Areas. The webinar will be held on Thursday, April 29 from 1pm to 2pm. Run in conjunction with Our Community, the webinar is designed for community groups and not-for-profits in remote, rural and regional

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Anzac Day services in region

With COVID-19 restrictions and some crowd limitations still in place, Oakey region residents are being urged to plan their Anzac Day commemorations in advance. Following last year’s focus on private remembrances, local RSL groups and event committees are bringing back public Anzac Day events for Sunday, April 25. Oakey commemorations will begin with a traditional dawn service from 5.25am at the memorial. A gunfire breakfast will be served at the RSL from 6.15am. This will be followed by a march from the Railway Station at 9.40am. Veterans, RSL members, Army Aviation Centre representatives and local groups and individuals will march through Campbell Street before finishing at the memorial for the service from 10am. Numbers for this service are limited to 1,750 to maintain social distancing. In the afternoon special Anzac Day rugby league matches will commence at 3pm. The Oakey Bears will be taking on the Dalby Diehards with Anzac commemorations throughout the afternoon. JONDARYAN A service will be at the Jondaryan War Memorial, on Duke Street from 8am. A morning tea will be available following the ceremony at the Jondaryan Hall. ACLAND A traditional Anzac Day service will return to Tom Doherty Park at Acland this year. It will begin at 10am with Army Aviation Centre and Kulpi State

School representatives in attendance. The ceremony will be lead by Oakey State and State High School captain Sharon Salomon. GOOMBUNGEE As in previous years, the Goombungee Anzac Day events will centre around War Memorial at Mocatta Street. A dawn service will be held at 5.30am with the citizens ceremony to begin at 10.20am. KINGSTHORPE The Kingsthorpe Anzac Day event committee will host its ceremony from 2pm at the Kingsthorpe War Memorial Hall, 2 Gowrie Street. BIDDESTON The Biddeston community will gather at the state school for a dawn service from 5.15am. The school will be providing a breakfast for purchase after the ceremony. LIGHT UP THE DAWN Similar to the Oakey event, the smaller Anzac Day ceremonies across the region will also have reduced attendance limits due to COVID-19. Due to these restrictions local people who are unwell on the day, have mobility issues or do not need to attend the event in person are being encouraged to hold their own private commemoration via the RSL’s ‘Light Up The Dawn’ campaign. The official at home service will run from 6am and will be available to

Woman charged for bar behaviour

A woman will attend the Oakey Magistrate’s Court after being charged with serious assault for spitting on a police officer and a security guard at a local business. The woman made a disturbance after being ordered to leave the Campbell Street premises. Oakey Police Senior Constable Warren Schefe said the woman refused to leave the business and responded by spitting on a security guard and a police officer who was called to

the scene. Senior Constable Schefe said the woman was transported to the Toowoomba watchhouse. He said she was charged with serious assault and public nuisance. She will appear at the May sitting of the Oakey Magistrate’s Court.

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Oakey Police are still investigating the incident after a juvenile male hit a dead tree on a dirt section of Devon Park Road at Oakey just before 6.25pm on Saturday night. Queensland Ambulance Service crews transported the juvenile to hospital in a stable condition. He sustained shoulder and leg injuries.

Also, people who are planning to attend a physical service are reminded to stay at home if they feel unwell on the day, maintain physical distancing and use hand sanitiser.

Rest area upgrade

The Biddeston township rest area on ToowoombaCecil Plains Road is being upgraded as part of a Darling Downs wide program to improve facilities and encourage people to stop and rest. The Southern Queensland Regional Director for TMR, Kym Murphy, said the Department of Transport and Main Roads is starting work to improve rest areas across the Darling Downs. “Rest areas are important to encourage motorists to stop and take a break, which helps reduce driver fatigue and the risk of crashes on our roads,” Ms Murphy said. “We will be upgrading facilities such as toilets, shelters, picnic areas, parking and pedestrian pathways, to improve amenity and accessibility for all travellers. The program is scheduled to upgrade 18 rest areas across the Darling Downs

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Tragic death of Daisy Murdoch

Almost all of the Oakey community was touched by the tragic death of 22-years-old Daisy Murdoch after a car crash on February 18, 1917. The Darling Downs Gazette newspaper speculated that, “perhaps never in its history has this district been so profoundly moved as it has been by the awful tragedy”. The second daughter of local the local baker, Daisy and her brother John (Jack) Murdoch and a Mr Robinson went for a drive towards Jondaryan. Jack later told a magisterial inquiry held into her death that he was driving and had slowed the vehicle due to bad roads when the incident occurred. “We went along about 200 yards, when the right

hand front wheel tyre blew out, and forced the steering wheel out of my hand and jammed the gear,” he said. “I tried to put on the brakes but they would not act.” He and Mr Robinson were thrown from the car but Daisy was pinned underneath it. The men picked the vehicle off her before going to the nearest house - owned by the Cherry family - for help. Dr McDowell was called as well as an ambulance from Toowoomba. The woman unfortunately died on the way to the hospital. The inquiry held at the Oakey Police Station by W. G. L. Ramsay and T. H. Doherty didn’t find

anyone to blame for the incident. FUNERAL ACCIDENT Daisy’s funeral held on February 20 drew a crowd of mourners but was not without a potentially deadly incident. According to The Darling Downs Gazette about 200 people attended the funeral with local businesses closing their doors for event lead by Rev. V. H. Whitehouse of the Anglican Church. Near the end of the funeral, the procession was winding to the butter factory when something caused the horses of the mourning coach to be startled. This caused the following vehicles to be “thrown into some confusion and some of the horses commenced to back down the hill”.

One startled horse attached to a sulky driven by Mr. W. Dearling caused it to be overturned throwing the Dearlings clear but a Mrs Park “fell under the vehicle and it is stated that one wheel passed over her”. She was rendered unconscious by the accident and was carried to Mr Cray’s pharmacy where she recovered and was said to be “progressing favourably”. It is unknown what caused the accident to occur with newspapers stating that the mourning coach horses were known to be “among the most reliable animals in the city”. RIGHT: A photo of Daisy Murdoch, unknown date. - Photo, Kevin Byers

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New doctors a welcome relief for Oakey medical centre After the challenges of 2020, local GP Dr Matt Crump is delighted to welcome Dr Ben Vogenzang and Dr Mckenzie Wilson to Ochre Medical Centre, Oakey.

“Bringing doctors to country areas is always difficult, but over the past few months, Ochre has been really fortunate to employ new doctors both here and in Kingsthorpe,” Dr Crump said. “Having two new doctors on board has been a very welcome relief and provides opportunities for doctors at the practice to

spend more time with patients and improve health outcomes for the community.” Originally from Canada, Dr Wilson began her career in biological science, specialising in genetics, psychology and criminology. She moved to Australia to begin her medical degree at the University of Queensland.

Oakey-based Dr Michael Crump, said he is looking forward to working with the new doctors at the local medical centre.

“It was amazing! I love it here. I came here to study and never went back,” Dr Wilson said. “Initially I thought I’d go back and make my mum happy, but it’s too nice here.” Her training took her first to the Sunshine Coast then Rockhampton and Caboolture. Following stints in obstetrics and geriatrics, she spent a year in emergency medicine in various locations around the country before settling on a GP career. “I like seeing a wide variety of people - you don’t have to specialise, you can do a bit of everything,” Dr Wilson said. She said the continuity of care is also a big plus. “When I was in the hospital, I would always wonder what happened to my patients after I referred them off! There’s generally no ongoing relationship,” Dr Wilson said. “As a GP, I like seeing the people I saw two weeks ago and learning how they’ve improved or what’s happened.” Dr Wilson said the nature of the work as a GP is also very different. “You have to use your

Dr Ben Vogenzang and Dr Mckenzie Wilson are the new faces at the Ochre Medical Centre at Oakey. clinical skills more: it’s great, it’s a challenge,” she said. “People are not as sick as they are in an emergency room, so you have to work out what’s going on, and what it may progress to.” Outside work, Dr Wilson is a keen runner. “I try to get out every day with my Hungarian hunting dogs,” she said. “They’re very energetic,

gorgeous dogs, with beautiful personalities but they’re quite hyperactive so if I didn’t run, it would be chaotic in our house!” The new arrivals’ timing could not have come at a better time for Dr Crump who said the practice is working to provide multiple vaccines to the community. “Increased capacity at the practice is critical now,

to ensure both the COVID and annual influenza vaccine rollouts run smoothly and that local residents have access to these important vaccines in a timely fashion,” he said. “It’s great to see patients and the community respond positively to the new doctors and also the doctors themselves enjoying their new roles.”

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Oakey Bears on the path to success

Boasting more depth than previous years, all grades at the Oakey Bears Senior Rugby League Club are looking forward to a successful 2021 season under new coach Jason Ferris who is also co-captaining the A Grade side alongside son Nick Ferris.

Ferris named a 17 man A Grade squad at the Bears official launch night on Friday who took on Goondiwindi in their first clash for the season. In addition to team captains, Ferris gave the position of club captains to long term Bears players Damon Anderson and Josh Stanton. Kaila Williamson will take on the role as Ambassador for 2021. Kaila is no stranger to the Bears and has a strong TRL pedigree with her parents and grandparents

being heavily involved in the organisation for several decades. Club president Brendan Dolan told the sponsors, life members and players at the launch that the Bears are looking strong across all age groups. “I think we have recruited a really strong local player base,” Mr Dolan said. “We have a lot of our local boys back involved and we’re looking strong. “You then throw in a few key signings like our coach Jason Ferris and our half

Nick Ferris. “We’ve got really good player numbers across the board. “There’s also really good group of under 18s who are the future of the club. “All in all this I think year measures up pretty good and we’re looking forward to a good 2021.” Mr Dolan said the strength of the club is a testament to the committee and volunteers who kept the Bears going through a tough 2020. “It’s been a massive job to keep the club alive into this year and we have been fortunate enough to carry through the same committee and support from volunteers have continued,” he said. “Having the stability there has helped make coming into this year so much easier.” Mr Dolan also paid tribute to the late John “Bear” Williamson whose hard work and

ABOVE: The Oakey Bears A Grade players with their game jerseys before beginning some last minute training on Friday night. dedication, especially to maintain the condition of the fields, will be missed by the Oakey Bears.

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Beef City project Council submission criticises approved by TRC draft Inland Rail EIS report

Toowoomba Regional Council has approved an application by JBS Beef City to extend previously approved plans to construct new plate freezers at the Aubigny site. The original application was approved in October 2008 and involved plans to extend the existing meat processing facility with new plate freezers, fine textured meat room and red offal area. This extension was to total 365m2. The new plans, first lodged in early March, will increase the size of the plate freezers from 168m2 to

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) has endorsed a submission on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Border to Gowrie (B2G) section of the Inland Rail project that will be sent to the Queensland Coordinator General. Mayor Paul Antonio (right) said Council’s submission detailed specifically how it wished to see the project align with the Terms of Reference requirements as outlined by the state government (Queensland Coordinator General). “This submission highlights where Council believes the Coordinator General needs to seek additional information from the proponent (Australian Rail Track Corporation) around numerous issues that directly affect our Region,” he said. Mr Antonio said the project is likely to impact agricultural lands, water resources and flora and fauna in the region it will cover, including between Southbrook and Gowrie Mountain. “We need assurances that

363m2. The extension is required “due to the need for additional meat storage on site”. The new building is located to the north western end of the existing facility and attached to the Carton Chill Tunnel. The approved extension will also result in relocating car parking spaces and additional pavement.

Have your say on animal welfare laws

Oakey residents are encouraged to have their say about proposed changes to animal welfare laws in Queensland. - inspector powers and arrangements for externally appointed inspectors; - management of animals seized during an animal welfare investigation; - penalties for animal welfare offences. A discussion paper details each topic being considered. To read the discussion paper go to: https://daf. engagementhub.com.au/ animal-welfare The consultation closes on Friday, May 21.

Chappy’s Chat

REFLECTING ON THE SEASON I recently had the absolute privilege of attending a children’s puppet performance with an Easter theme. Basically, the presented story was around a mother and her little son who, as is normal, did the ‘wrong’ thing and ‘needed’ to be ‘punished’ or ‘grounded’. When this was happening some of his friends came by, but instead of them being turned away as would be expected, the mother ‘volunteered’ to take his place. Of course, this did not follow the audiences’ idea of justice. How much greater is the love shown to us - that we have time to reflect on around this season? Many of us remember the humility of Jesus when he washed feet and shared a meal with his disciples. I was recently challenged to consider when Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of me” was it to give reverence to God in our daily lives or is it about what ‘communion’ is in our churches – or maybe even both? We are told to love one another so let us see that love grow in this wonderful Oakey community. People who say ‘I’m bored’ could say ‘What can I do to help someone today?’ If we look around many people are doing amazing things and some might appreciate help. June Evans, Anglican Church member

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All aspects of the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 are being considered in the review including: - mandatory reporting by veterinary professionals of animal welfare concerns; regulated surgical procedures; - the possession and use of traps and spurs; - prohibited events; - restraining dogs in open utility vehicles and trucks and open windows; - use of animals in science;

everything that can be done, is being done to protect the liveability of our Region and capitalise on economic benefits,” he said. “Our submission has identified a number of issues with the draft Border to Gowrie Environmental Impact Statement.” The issues include, but are not limited to: - Construction water sources (preventing the use of any TRC water supplies and; need for the proponent to identify and source water from private allocations), - Identify and protect areas of cultural significance, - Local road and traffic requirements, - Measures to mitigate dust, noise and spill stockpiles, - Appropriate management of flood mitigation in the Condamine Floodplain,

and consideration of outcomes of the Independent Expert Panel for flood studies review, - Appropriate management of providing regional job opportunities for the local community, and - Impacts to environmentally sensitive areas. For more information on

the submission contact Council on 131 872. To view the Draft EIS go to https://haveyoursay.dsd.qld. gov.au/coordinatorgeneral/ inlandrailb2g/ Local residents are also able to make submissions to the Coordinator General and have until Monday to have their voice heard.

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The Jondaryan State School students went above and beyond to celebrate International World Down Syndrome Day last month by covering themselves in socks and creating imaginative sock art works as part of the Lots of Socks awareness day.

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RESULTS Thursday, April 8 was a Men’s Stroke Flag Event for Club Trophies, the winner being Charlie Sipple, 18th fairway. Approaches: Men 3/12 Dave Scutt and 9/18 Charlie Sipple. Sunday, April 11 was a Single Stroke for Monthly medal for Booth Family Trophies. Men’s winner was Bill Robertson with 69 net (ocb); Ladies winner was Jacqui Smith with 72

net. Best gross Men went to Gary Herriman with 76. Best gross Ladies to Ann Cass with 85. Rundown: Ann Cass, Steve Elfverson, David Cass, Gary Herriman, Dave Lowe, Greg Schull. Pin shots Men, 4/13 David Cass. Approaches Men, 7/16 Greg Schull, 5/14 Harry Cover. Approaches Ladies, 3/12 Carmel Cover, 9/18 Ann Cass. Members’ draw No. 82

PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR GRANT After 14 days from today an application for a Grant of Probate of the Will dated 8 May 2017 of MARGARET “PEGGY” EMILY McARTHUR late of ‘Currawong’, 158 Palms Road, Cooyar, deceased will be made by the Executor SANDRA DAWN BAUER to the Supreme Court of Queensland at Brisbane. You may object to the grant by lodging a caveat in that registry. All persons having any claim, whether as beneficiary, creditor or otherwise of the estate are required to send particulars of their claim to the Applicant’s solicitors, GROOM & LAVERS within 6 weeks of the date of publication of this notice. Lodged by: GROOM & LAVERS SOLICITORS 70 Neil Street, Toowoomba Qld 4350 Ph 07 4616 9600 | Fax 07 4616 9699 | Email aboyce@groomlavers.com.au

went to Shane David who was not present. Next week it will be $180. COMING EVENTS Thursday, April 15 will be a Men’s Single Stableford for Club Trophies. The Ladies will also play a Single Stroke for Monthly Medal, Putts. Sunday, April 18 will be a Single Stableford, Combined Services Day for Tim Langston Trophies. Also, Pennants at Goombungee, with 11am hit-off. - Murray McLeod

RESULTS Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11: the Members played an 18 hole Stableford. The winner was Holden Norton with 40 points. The runner-up was Brett McDonald with 39 points. Rundowns went to Michael Rietveld 37 points and Mikey Rietveld Jnr with 33 points. Pin on No. 8 was won by Mark Carter with the pin on No. 12 - which is donated by Andrew King - won by Michael

Oakey Bowls Club

RESULTS On Saturday, April 10 in A Singles, S. Bradford def. P. Maker. In Consolation Singles, P. Wolski def. G. Nash. G. Fenton def. A. Jackson in the Senior Singles final. COMPETITION CALL Saturday, April 17 in Consolation Singles, R. Krause versus G. Fenton (L. Hudson); R. Henry

versus D. Barfield (V. Rush). In Champion Pairs, P. Wolski and S. Bradford versus M. Hall and A. Jackson. COMING EVENT Members, there is a Special General meeting on Saturday, April 24 at 10am. Attendance is requested as this is of importance to the Oakey Bowls Club in general.

Rietveld. Congratulations to the Men’s Pennants team who defeated Gatton today 3½ to 1½ . Well done guys. COMING EVENTS Today, Wednesday, April 14: the Ladies will play an 18 hole Stableford. Saturday, April 17 is Pat Weir, Member for

Condamine Day. An 18 hole Stableford will be played with a shotgun start at 8am. Names into Dan prior to Saturday please. Oakey will play Goombungee in the pennants next Sunday, April 18 at Goombungee. - Marlene Deans, Secretary

On Sunday, Oakey Social Golfers played a Bisque Bogey with 35 players on the front nine. The winner was Keith Mundey on plus five on a countback to the runnersup, Tony Boyd on plus 5 on countback to Ian McDonald. Pins and approaches went to: 1 - under 60, W. Bostock and over 60 - G. Fenton; 2 - S. Petrie; 3 - S. Petrie; 4 S. Mundey; 5 - S. Mundey; 6 - M. Hall; 7 - under 60, H.L. and over 60, G. Nash; 8 - A. Palmer; 9 - A. Palmer. Long Drives: A Grade H.L.; B Grade - S. Giliis;

over 60s - R. MacKenzie. Membership number 57 went to Luke Bradford who was not present for $25. Raffles went to M. Hall and A. Palmer. Clubhouse leaders are T. Lucht and P. Morgan on 14 points followed by A. Cherry, P. Wolski, L. Bartley, P. Jones, B. Lucht, J.B. and B. McDonald all on 12. COMING EVENT Next week’s game is Crows Nest, be there by 6.30am for a 7am tee off. It will be $50 for cart, lunch and 18 holes. - Brett / Macca

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Permit issued for FAW

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) had issued an Emergency Use Permit (EUP) which allows Fawligen to be used to combat fall armyworm (FAW).

Local farmers and dam owners have another tool to their belt to help combat the devastating effects of drought.

New tool to fight drought effects

AgBiTech will provide a training program for farmers, agronomists and researchers who are considering using Fawligen. For information and accreditation go to www. agbitech.com.au/fawligen

Although numerous evaporation reduction methods exist, adoption in Queensland is relatively low. At least half of Queensland’s stored water is held in dams small enough to benefit from shade covers, floating covers or, potentially, chemical applications. For information go to https://evapadvisor.com/


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Rural Steel Supplies stands by newspapers

Cec and Debra Fox along with son Ben are proprietors of Rural Steel Supplies Brisbane. Cec has great memories spent on the Darling Downs as a child spending school holidays in Pittsworth. Now, 71 years on, Cec is still associated with the Darling Downs using local newspapers the Oakey Champion, Clifton Courier, On Our Selection News and the Pittsworth Sentinel to market a massive array of Steel Products albeit the business is situated on the door step of Brisbane. Why? Because according to Cec using local newspapers has enabled them to grow their business while at the same time cement their brand in the minds of the local Darling Downs community. “Newspapers and offering great service has been the key to growing our business,” says Cec. “We have used the Oakey Champion, Clifton Courier and On Our Selection News since late last year and more recently the Pittsworth Sentinel and have seen a significant increase in Business.” “If you want to grow your business use local newspapers but not just the odd advert - work with the papers and design and ongoing campaign. You won’t regret it,” Cec said.

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Oakey Parkrun

A total of 37 people enjoyed sunny and warm weather for Oakey Parkrun on Saturday. Grahame Miller claimed first place honours crossing the finish line in 20:09 minutes. He was followed by Benjamin Fenton in 21:20 minutes and Bradley McKay in 21:41 minutes. William McRae, 21:44 minutes, and Dave McRae, 21:45 minutes, rounded out the top five. Personal best times went to Helen Fraser, 30:05 minutes; Deb Auchterlonie, 30:19 minutes; Tara Duffy, 36:28 minutes; Jillian Rebb, 47:28 minutes; and Jacob Rebb, 53:52 minutes. There were eight first time Oakey participants including: Thomas McDougall, 23:41 minutes;

Jose Alonso, 26:39 minutes; Zoe McDougall, 30:01 minutes; Kathryn McDougall, 30:02 minutes; Kay Sherlock, 36:13 minutes; Matthew McDougall, 42:27 minutes; Denis Franklin, 49:04 minutes; and Kathie Alonso, 57:56 minutes. The event was made possible thanks to this weeks volunteers Amy Johnson, Bonnie Wheatley, Helen Johnson, John Boundy, Monica Lucht and Russell Johnson. Oakey Parkrun is held every Saturday from 7am at Arthur Shooter Park. It is a 5km course and is free to attend. For information go to www.parkrun.com.au/oakey/

Lake Cressbrook open for activities

Lake Cressbrook is now open for boating and fishing activities with water tests showing the bacterial levels have fallen to a reading that is safe for water-based recreation.

Oakey Lions Markets

The Lions Club of Oakey markets will be held this Sunday at the Queensland Rail carpark on Bridge Street. The event will run from 8am until noon with a great array of stalls set to attend.

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In contrast, the bacterial levels have not fallen sufficiently at Cooby Dam, which remains closed to all recreation activities. Similarly, Lake Perseverance is closed for all recreation activities. The bacteria represent no risk to drinking water supplies as they are removed by the water treatment and disinfection

process. Council monitors the three dams on a weekly basis for algae and numerous microbiological parameters, including E.coli. Council will continue regular testing to determine when the dams can re-open for recreation pursuits. To view activities open or closed at the dams, visit www.tr.qld.gov.au/damstatus

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Crowds gather for the Goombungee Show

ABOVE: Allan Boardman, Bob Buckley and Ian Haycock from TADOMS at Goombungee Show.

ABOVE: M.C. Angus Lane and Goombungee-Haden Show Society president Errol Luck.

ABOVE: Goombungee QCWA branch members Barbara Harth and Anne Wardill.

ABOVE: Wayne Hess from Waite a Wyle Blonde D’Aquitaine with Romantic. RIGHT: Bec Meacham and Don Ballon represented the New Hope Group on Saturday.

ABOVE: Local students Jess Porter and Steph Hartwig put their best foot forward at the Goombungee Show. RIGHT: Oakey residents Geoff and Julie Byers. BELOW RIGHT: Shelly and Darren Hartwig of Gold Crest Limousins had success at the Goombungee Show

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