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Mt Carbine thrills and spills | PAGE 22 Kevin Plummer of Malanda pays his respects on the 74th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific at Rocky Creek on Sunday.

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EXCELLENCE: AMA Queensland President Dr Dilip Dhupelia with AMA Excellence in Health Care Medal recipient and Mulungu CEO Gail Wason.

Wason wins prestigious AMAQ Medal

MULUNGU Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gail Wason has added to her stellar reputation after she took out the prestigious Australian Medical Association Queensland’s (AMAQ) Excellence in Health Care Medal. Ms Wason, who has been the CEO at Mulungu for the better part of 11 years, has an extensive career in Aboriginal health and affairs that spans 25 years, of which also includes her role as Chairperson of the Queens-

land Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC). The AMAQ Excellence in Health Care Medal recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to improving health care in Australia, and is only granted to one person each year. Ms Wason said it’s humbling to have been awarded the medal. “To be able to receive such a prestigious award really means a lot,” she said. “I was certainly surprised to have won it; there are so many

great people who would’ve equally deserved it, so I am extremely grateful to have been recognised in this fashion. “It’s particularly great to be acknowledged by the medical fraternity, as it is further reassurance that we have the right systems in place for those who utilise our services.” Ms Wason said she loves her career, as it provides her with the opportunity to help and facilitate change within the Aboriginal community. “The average person may not

see it, but the impact we’re able to have at Mulungu and QAICH on Aboriginal people’s lives is incredibly important,” she said. “So it’s my aim to continue to work hard along with my team to ensure Aboriginal people throughout Australia are afforded greater health outcomes and more opportunity so they can live fruitful and fulfilling lives. “That is why my job is so rewarding.” Ms Wason took time to thank those who have made a signifi-

cant contribution throughout her career working in the sector. “First and foremost I want to thank my team, you don’t receive an award like this without the support from an exceptional team, and I’m fortunate to have that,” she said. “I also want to recognise the pioneering and innovative work done by previous QAICH Chief Executive Officers and board members; they have laid a wonderful platform which has allowed me to succeed in my role as Chair.”

Community to benefit from Bendigo bank grants

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THE latest Bendigo Community Grants program is now open. Late last year year six community groups in the Mareeba area and two in the Dimbulah area received grants as part of the Mareeba and Dimbulah Community Grants Program for 2018. The local bank is now pleased to be holding another Grant Round for 2019 with applications now open.

Gilbert Teitzel, Chairman of Mareeba and Dimbluah Financial Services, the company which operates the Mareeba and Dimbulah Community Bank Branches, said the grants would be used to carry out improvements and projects which would benefit the entire Mareeba and Dimbulah communities. “2018 grants ranged from $5,000 to $60,000” Gilbert said. Since opening in 2005 Ma-

reeba and Dimbulah Community Bank branches has returned more than $2.7 million in Grants and Sponsorships to the Mareeba and Dimbulah community/ districs. “We were very impressed with the quality of applications received and are delighted to be able to support a range of projects, many of which may not have been financially viable without the support of our Com-

munity Bank Branch,” Director Gilbert said. Administered by Community Enterprise Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, the Mareeba and Dimbulah Community Grants Program has received a large number of applications from local community organisations seeking funding for projects. “The partnership with the Foundation enables local com-

munity organisations to share in our success. “We aim to support accessible and valued community services and partnerships leading change which strengthen and unite our community.” Drop into the Bendigo Bank branches in Mareeba and Dimbulah or apply online at www. communityenterprisefoundation.com.au

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Wind farm powering ahead BY JOSEPH BARCLAY

THE region’s largest renewable energy project is officially up and running after Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was on the Tablelands to open the Mount Emerald Wind Farm last Thursday. The wind farm, which began construction in February of 2017, is located five kilometres west of Walkamin and comprises of 53 turbines which is forecast to generate an average of between 500 and 600 million KWh (kilowatt hour) of safe, clean, renewable electricity every year for its 25-year operating life. There are two models of wind turbines used at the site, with 37 3.45 megawatt capacity turbines and 16 3.3 megawatt capacity turbines, of which will provide electricity to more than 80,000 homes. The construction phase of the $380 million project provided more than 200 jobs, with ten full-time jobs remaining since the farm became operational. The Mount Emerald Wind Farm’s developers, owners and operators RATCH-Australia were ecstatic to have the project’s construction phase completed on schedule. “It’s a mix of excitement and relief to be honest, obviously the construction phase is a stressful time with the amount of people, heavy machinery and equipment on site, so it’s a great feeling to have it finished, and most importantly, safely finished,”

The Mount Emerald Wind Farm was officially opened by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Thursday.

RATCH-Australia Executive General Manager for Business Development Anthony Yeates said. “We are very pleased to have it completed on time as it is not an easy feat, and as you can see here today we are extremely happy with the finished outcome.” Mr Yeates said the first gen-

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eration out of the facility was in August of last year. “Since August 2018 we have been in a phased ramp-up of generation and commissioning, with the site becoming fully operational in January of this year,” he said. While construction of the development began in 2017, the idea has been in the pipeline for

more than a decade. “We formed a partnership with John Morris (FNQ developer) in 2009, however it has been a lengthy process as projects of this scale take a long time from concept to feasibility, to planning, to approval, to construction and finally to completion,” Mr Yeates said. Mr Yeates thanked Vestas,

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is going to provide the state. “The investment and vision for this wind farm is amazing – and is an integral part of the renewable energy boom is currently happening in Queensland,” she said. “Queensland has more than 2,400 MW of large-scale renewable energy capacity operating already and almost 900 MW of renewable energy capacity is currently financially committed or under construction, and is part of the State Government’s policy certainty of setting a 50 per cent energy target by 2030. “We know we need to get the balance right, but we also know that we are the most energy rich state in the nation and we have to put in place a policy which gives investors and bankers certainty.” Ms Palaszczuk said the wind farm will be of great economic benefit to both the region and the state as a whole. “I know Queensland has come to renewable energy a little late, but the boom is happening now and our state will reap the benefits as a result,” she said. “Therefore it is my honour to officially open the Mount Emerald Wind Farm. “Congratulations to everyone involved.” The Mount Emerald Wind Farm also held a public open day on Saturday, with more than 600 attending.

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Ice creamery Hall of Fame recipients

THE Emerald Creek Ice Creamery is one of the region’s most reputable businesses, and they recently received their due recognition after they achieved TripAdvisor Hall of Fame status. TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame recipients are businesses that have been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence honours five consecutive years. The Certificate of Excellence acknowledges businesses in the hospitality industry that consistently provide great service, and 2019 marked Emerald Creek Ice Creamery’s fifth straight year achieving the feat - having done so previously in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. To make the achievement all the more impressive, the familyowned business has only been operating for just over 11 years. Emerald Creek Ice Cream-

ery’s Sharon Wilson said she and her family are extremely proud of being named a TripAdvisor Hall of Fame recipient. “It’s recognition of all the hard work our family has put into ensuring the business’ success,” she said. “In today’s day and age, our visitors are very discerning and have exceptionally high standards which we appreciate, so we work on a 24/7 basis to meet those needs.” The Emerald Creek Ice Creamery boasts a 4.5 star TripAdvisor rating and a 4.6 star Google rating (5 star rating system), to go along with being ranked the number one eating experience in Mareeba. Mrs Wilson believes their enviable ratings are because of their exceptional product, value for money, customer service,

and most importantly, their propensity to support local farmers and businesses. “A lot of people who come here want to know that the product they’re buying is made locally,” she said. “Not only for the wonderful produce that the food bowl that is the Tablelands offers, but also because it gives them reassurance that they are giving back to the community. “In addition to that, I think customers like coming to a family-owned business - they’re dying out and I think they appreciate that local, homely experience that we can give them. “We’re not flashy or fancy – what we’re about it providing a great visitor experience to coincide with our fantastic products which come at a great price.” With 22,000 litres of ice

RECOGNITION: Emerald Creek Ice Creamery’s Geoff Dixon and Sharon Wilson are ecstatic to have achieved TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame status.

cream and sorbet (40 flavours) churned out every year, it’s a highly intensive job for Mrs Wilson, her brother Geoff and her parents Scott and Lorraine, yet they continue to add to their status as one of the best businesses in Mareeba. Mrs Wilson said they

couldn’t have achieved any of this without their customers. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who support us,” she said. “That’s both the tourists passing through and the repeat customers who come in every week, we feel quite humble that

you choose to spend your hardearned cash with us, particularly in trying times. “I personally want to recognise my brother Geoff and parents Scott and Lorraine; they all work so hard and are integral to the Emerald Creek Ice Creamery’s success.”

Fundraisers to aid locals recovery THE Mareeba community was in shock after two local men were horrifically injured in a crane rollover in Mareeba Dimbulah Rd a fortnight ago. Kevin Dolan, 53, and Liam Edwards, 37, have been making a steady recovery in the Cairns and Townsville Hospi-

tal since the accident. Given the extent of their injuries, a lengthy and extensive rehabilitation process lies ahead, and the Mareeba Workers Club Association Inc. are doing all they can to help ease the financial burden that is likely to be heaped on Kevin, Liam

and their families. In a statement made on the Mareeba Workers Club Association Inc. Facebook page, a spokesperson noted the club’s intention to host two fundraisers for Kevin and Liam. “As most of you might already know, a couple of our

brothers were involved in a terrible crane “Franna” accident,” the spokesperson said. “Kevin and Liam are both recovering in hospital and we are all praying for a full recovery. “This journey will take both lads quite some time and effort

and both families will need assistance, be it financial or donations; or even just support.” “The club and associated members will do as much as we can by having at least two fundraisers, so please get involved and show these boys how much we’re all caring for

them and their loved ones. “We want to see both men back at the club telling their stories.” For more information on the dates and venues of the fundraisers, you can like the Mareeba Workers Club Association Inc. Facebook page.

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Public meeting held in opposition of library relocation

Mareeba’s Warren Burton, the man behind the famous Jake and Lucy Scarecrow Family on the Kennedy Highway, has opened up on his family’s past medical history and how it has shaped his life.

A PUBLIC meeting was held at Mareeba State High School on Monday to gauge the community’s feelings about the relocation of the Mareeba library. The Mareeba Shire Council announced earlier this year that they will be relocating the library from its current home on Byrnes Street to Anzac Avenue by the end of 2020 as part of the proposed Cedric Davies Community Hub. It wasn’t a great turnout however, as only approximately 20 members of the commu-

nity attended the meeting. It has proven to be a blow for those in opposition of the relocation, who wanted to use the public meeting as a chance to garner votes which could then be passed onto the Minister in an attempt to put a stop to moving the library. Despite certain members of the community voicing their concerns and displeasure with the library relocation, the Mareeba Shire Council maintains the position that this development will be of great benefit to the community long-term.

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The inspirational story behind Jake and Lucy MAREEBA resident Warren Burton has been putting smiles on the faces of passers-by with his scarecrows and witty signs out the front of his property for the better part of 15 years, and now he’s looking to make an even greater impact with an extremely personal story that is sure to hit home with many people. Given his laid-back and carefree personality, not many people would know that Warren has been battling a life-threatening genetic heart condition his entire life. A number of Warren’s family members have tragically passed away early in life as a result of the genetic disorder, of which include multiple uncles along with his brother just five years ago. Warren has suffered four heart attacks since his first bypass at aged 29, yet he refuses to let his health issues determine his life. While Warren has traditionally been tight-lipped about he and his family’s problematic medical history in the past, he decided he wanted to speak up if it meant he could help others in a similar situation. “I normally don’t talk about this sort of stuff, but I wanted to make sure that if there’s something I could do to help someone else, I’d do it,” he said. “My message to people who may be going through something similar to me is to not sit around and mope about it – we can’t change it and need to get on with

our lives and enjoy all the wonderful things we have.” Warren has more get-up-ango than most people who aren’t suffering from a heart condition, as he spends his time operating a plant and mango stall on his property roughly ten kilometres outside of Mareeba. “I love picking mangoes and running my plant stall as it keeps me active,” he said. “I can’t keep still, and it helps me not think about the trouble I have with my heart, so I just love having the chance to be outside as much as possible. “However that sometimes means I get in trouble with the cardiologist as I tend to work a little too hard at times,” he laughed. That love for the land stems from a life growing up on a dairy farm in Malanda. “After living on a dairy farm all my life, I owned my own dairy farm when I was 26 and did that until I was 30,” he said. “I then went into beef and did that until I came here (Mareeba) 15 years ago. “I had to do that because of my heart condition – I really miss my cattle and horses.” That’s not the only sacrifice Warren had to make, as his choice to not have kids was one made for very unselfish reasons. “Because it’s a genetic disorder, I wouldn’t be able to put a kid through this no matter how much I wanted children,” he said. “I’m thankful though, I have

45 nieces and nephews who are beautiful kids and I’m so grateful to have them in my life – that’s enough to keep us going.” Warren unfortunately hasn’t had much luck when it comes to his health, as in addition to the problems he has experienced with his heart, doctors found an aggressive tumour in his bowel six years ago. After two operations in Townsville and multiple rounds of radiation, Warren was able to beat the deadly disease. “That was definitely a kick in the guts,” he said. “To already have all the problems I have with my heart and then to be diagnosed with cancer was pretty tough, but again I made sure to get out on the property to help take my mind off it. “I was in extreme pain but I was able to push through it and I was able to do that because I made sure I got off my backside and stayed active.” Warren is known within his family to be somewhat of a prankster, and that’s something he amusingly takes great pride in. “I love getting people with a good prank; it doesn’t matter if I’ve known you for a day or all my life, everyone is a target,” he laughed. “Some people take life too seriously, which is something I definitely don’t. “I could be gone tomorrow so I want to make sure I enjoy myself and have a good time.” While Warren hasn’t been

too outspoken about his family’s medical history in the past, his involvement in the promotion of the region’s Cardiac Challenge event has been invaluable. The Cairns to Cooktown bike ride raises much-needed funding for the improvement of health care services in Far North Queensland, and Warren encouraged community members to get involved. “It’s a great initiative and goes a long way in helping a lot of people,” he said. For those interested in donating or catching a glimpse of the riders participating in the event, the 2019 Cardiac Challenge will take place from September 2123. More information on the event can be found at www.cardiacchallenge.com.au. Warren also noted that any donations to the Cancer Council or The Heart Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Their websites can be found at www.heartfoundation.org.au and www.cancer.org.au. Warren said he would like to notify the public that because of a recent hiccup regarding his health, the plant stall will be closed on and off over the next month. The region is filled with so many inspirational individuals who have a story to tell, and Warren’s one of resolve and positivity in the face of adversity is one which will surely help many people both young and old.

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SEVENTY-FOUR years since fighting ceased in the Pacific, this year’s Victory in the Pacific commemorative ceremony again attracted people from all over Australia on Sunday to remember and recognise Tablelands men and women who served in World War II. Celebrated every year, the day commemorates Japan’s acceptance of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender on August 15, 1945. For Australians, it meant that the Second World War was finally over. Veterans and community members assembled at the Rocky Creek Memorial to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure Australia’s future prosperity, all while acknowledging the enormous role the Tablelands specifically played throughout World War II. “During the war the Tablelands area was the largest military base in Australia, and Rocky Creek was the site of a 3000-bed hospital that treated over 60,000 patients — the

largest military hospital in the Southern Hemisphere,” Tablelands Regional Council Mayor Joe Paronella said. Rocky Creek War Memorial Advisory Committee member Councillor Owen Byrnes said nearly 40,000 Australians were killed during the war, and 100,000 wounded. “This year we gathered to honour those people and recognise the anniversary,” he said. “We unveiled 10 individual plaques and two unit plaques — for the 2/2nd Australian Independent Company and 2/7th Field Regiment 9th Division 2nd Australian Imperial Force.” Veteran Stan Mellick along with representatives from the Atherton army cadets and HMAS Cairns were the guest speakers on the day. After the ceremony had concluded, attendees congregated to the Rocky Creek Igloo for some entertainment and to listen to WWII stories courtesy of the veterans present on the day.

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Garden Party for a cause THE Mareeba Lioness club invites you to a day full of fun and entertainment this Saturday for the annual Pink Ribbon Garden Party. Hosted at the Mareeba Turf Club, the garden party is an annual event with all proceeds going towards breast cancer research. Featuring an afternoon tea, fashion parade plus local singers and entertainment, the day is set to be a local spectacle. With a $10,000 donation goal, the Mareeba Lioness Club is hoping to see upwards of 150 people through the gates on Saturday. Mareeba Lioness Club President Lyn Dyer encourages locals

to come along for a great day. “It’s a beautiful afternoon and is such a great atmosphere,” she said. “It’s all for a good cause, so come on out for a day of fun.” Preparations for the party are “coming along quite smoothly” according to Mrs Dyer. “There are a good amount of tickets being sold,” she said. “I’d like to thank the club members for their tireless efforts and members of the community for their generous donations.” For those interested in attending, bookings can be made at Mareeba Rockmans. Gates to the event open at 1pm on Saturday.

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Join Mareeba Toyota to celebrate the arrival of the Hybrid Cavalcade! Toyota’s Hybrid Cavalcade is travelling around Australia and the next stop is Mareeba. Mareeba Toyota and Toyota Australia invite all members of the community to join us at the dealership on Wednesday August 21 to discover how this fleet of Hybrid vehicles is changing the game. Toyota Australia pioneered the introduction of the world’s first Toyota Hybrid, the Prius, into Australia in 2001, blazing the trail for others to follow. Our low emission and fuel-efficient range of Hybrid vehicles has been growing ever since and will be on show for all to experience. Toyota Australia’s Vice President Sales & Marketing Sean Hanley said it was extremely pleasing to witness the momentum Hybrid vehicles have gained in recent years. “We currently have six Hybrid models in our line-up and plan to have ten by the end of 2020. Our ongoing commitment to this technology and the expansion of our offering is all with the aim of assisting consumers in gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of just how valuable this technol-

ogy is to both their hip-pockets and the wellbeing of our planet.” “With more than 100,000 Toyota Hybrids on Australian roads, the reduction in emissions so far is certainly substantial, but so too are the financial savings, with the ability to travel further for less.

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Bringing the Hybrid Cavalcade to Mareeba is our way of showing community members how it can do the same for them.” Andrew Ford said, “Toyota Hybrid has already become such a popular choice for so many households and we look forward to showcasing firsthand the benefits that this innova-

tive technology can offer the residents of Mareeba.” EVENT DETAILS: What: Hybrid display, myth busters, onsite hybrid expert. When: Wednesday August 21 9am to5 pm Where: 279 Byrnes Street, Mareeba

Toyota is on a mission to create ever-better Hybrid systems that deliver more fuel efficiency, reduce emissions and help you go further than ever before, all without the need for any charging infrastructure. Get ready for an easier, more exciting, and cost-efficient drive.

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Combating homelessness

Patricia Goldfinch, Bernadette Morham, Kienwyn Daniels and Mar Hagger from Mareeba Community Housing during Homelessness Awareness Week last week. BY RHYS THOMAS

MEMBERS of Mareeba Community Housing got together last week during Homelessness Awareness Week in an attempt to educate local residents about the reasons for homelessness. Throughout the Tablelands homelessness is a rising issue that needs to be addressed and the ladies at Mareeba Community Housing are doing just that. By educating people on the reasons for homelessness they believe that people will be more understanding and willing to help. Manager of Mareeba Community Housing Patricia Goldfinch described some of the leading reasons surrounding homelessness.

“Within the Tablelands community our main problem is overcrowding,” she said. “It’s not uncommon that you will have a two bedroom household where you will have 12-13 people living in it. “The lack of affordable housing is what drives a lot of the homelessness.” Mrs Goldfinch stressed the issue of affordable rent, services and job wages. “One of the other issues is income,” she said. “The idea that people choose to be homeless and on the dole is completely incorrect. “There may be less than two per cent of people who would choose to be homeless, but I’ve rarely come across anyone who has said they want to be home-

less.” The event was made to not only raise awareness for homelessness, but to also educate in hopes of residents of the tablelands being more patient and understanding. “Members of the community need to acknowledge and show respect to those affected and treat them with some dignity,” she said. “You’re seeing a person but you don’t understand the underlying issues. “A few kind words or a recommendation of services like community housing, that’s what community is about.” Mrs Goldfinch thanked Sibi Girgenti for allowing them to use the available space to promote Homelessness Awareness Week.

Groups merge for Atherton Hospital

The Atherton Hospital Auxillary handed over a $90,558.09 cheque to the newly formed Atherton Friends of the Hospital Foundation last week.

A SPECIAL occasion was held this week as the Atherton Hospital Auxiliary handed over its final cheque to the newly formed Atherton Friends of the Hospital Foundation. The auxiliary members have merged with the newly formed Friends group, with the mutual aim of locals supporting locals. Atherton Friends president Di Williams hosted a lunch to pay special tribute to the Auxiliary members, who have raised more than $650,000 since 1992, mainly through its weekly Bingo. “We’re delighted to receive the final cheque from the Auxiliary group for $90,558.09. The funds they raise through bingo at the Atherton International Club and the hospital trolley, will now go directly into the

Friends account where it will join with other fundraising donations to make an even bigger difference,” Ms Williams said. “We’d like to pay a special tribute to these Auxiliary members who give up their time week in, week out, to help others.” Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation chairman Dr Ken Chapman and Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service chairman Clive Skarott AM were pleased to attend the lunch and give thanks to the hard working Auxiliary and now Friends members. All funds raised by the Auxiliary and now the Friends group, stay in the local community to provide equipment to improve patient outcomes in Atherton. Over the years funds raised

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have contributed to chemotherapy chairs, patient chairs, washer/dryer for patient use, education equipment for diabetes and community health education, bladder scanner, fold-up beds for carers, resuscitation trolleys for Emergency and specialist equipment for theatre and paediatrics. The Friends of the Foundation is an active volunteer group with the aim of assisting the Foundation in its objective to improve health outcomes in the Far North. The Foundation is a registered charity with DGR status, which means all donations over $2 are tax deductible. To contact the Atherton Friends group, phone Ms Williams on 0409 710 962.

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BETTER HEALTH: Indigenous comedian, television presenter and actor Ernie Dingo was in the region last week to promote the importance of men’s health as part of the Bush TV’s Camping on Country program.

Working towards bettering men’s health ONE of Australia’s most prominent public figures of the modern era was in Mareeba last week as television presenter, comedian, actor and teacher Ernie Dingo visited the region as part of the Bush TV’s Camping on Country program. The focus of Camping on Country is culture and health, and it sees the team behind the program visit a remote community each month to run camps which provide a space for local leaders to discuss what health issues they face in their community, what programs are working or not working and to work with the men and articulate their ideas for a targeted health program. As part of Ernie Dingo’s visit, he and the Camping on Country team visited Mulungu Health Services Clinic, where he spoke on the importance of ensuring men’s health and wellbeing in

the nation’s Indigenous communities. “As you know there are a lot of men who are our storytellers, our libraries, our song men, and our keepers of knowledge,” Mr Dingo said. “And unfortunately we don’t see a lot of them engaged in community activities, and that is mainly due to the fact that Aboriginal men are stubborn. “Too often we like to push our problems to the background, so this camp is about strengthening their mind, body and overall health so they can become engaged with other men along with their families. “We want to see Aboriginal men engaged as fathers and grandfathers so they can play those key roles within the community.” Mr Dingo also alluded to the camp acting as a tool for men to

receive reassurance that there are a number of other men experiencing similar situations. “We have medical checks when we’re out there, we engage in a variety of activities, and we provide the men the chance to speak freely and openly about their health,” he said. Mulungu Health Services took time to thank those who contributed to what was an extremely successful event. “We would like to thank the staff who helped set up to make this occasion so great – thank you for all of your hard work,” a spokesperson said. “We hope you enjoyed the visit from the Bush TV’s Camping on Country team headed by the awesome and ever-smiling Ernie Dingo.” For more information on the Camping on Country program, visit www.campingoncountry. com.au

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friendly safe neighbourhood. Lot 85, Moondani Avenue is our feature lot this week, available and ready to build on. Start with the amazing 22 metre frontage, plenty of room to put a driveway down

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side the side to access your shed. 1134m2 of flat good soil to create gardens and maybe even a pool. Plenty of room for the kids to play, or pets. Start by choosing your house design, a frontage of

22 metres wide allows you to create some very special street appeal, three bedrooms or four. Add a rear patio that provides a peaceful private area overlooking your back yard. Featuring all the services

underground power, sewerage, town water, close to town, schools and not too far down the road to Cairns. Close proximity to Amaroo Medical and Amaroo Village offers comfort and convenience.

At Amaroo we’re here to help. Call Debbie on 0409 321 000 or visit www.amarooestate.com.au. The Amaroo sales centre on Hastie Road, Mareeba is open every Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 3pm.

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Position and charm Yes this property could use a little TLC to bring it back to its former glory but what a location. Situated an easy walk to Coles, the property has some beautiful traditional features including soaring ceilings, tongue and groove walls as well as decorative features above some of the door ways. Although officially only two bedrooms, there is a large sleepout area which has been enclosed and could quite easily serve as a third bedroom or office.

Outside a fantastic deck overlooks the backyard which has established trees and a large 2-bay shed all on a fully fenced 744m2 allotment. This property is currently rented at $290 per week, which is a reflection of how strong our current rental market is in Mareeba.

• Full-size, fenced, "synpave" hard court surface tennis court • 3kW Solar Power System and Solar Hot Water service • Town water and town sewerage • Fenced house yard with huge areas of yard all around In addition to all of the infrastructure on the property, there is so much space for the kids to kick a ball, run around, or just be themselves. And if you don't have kids, your privacy is assured as

the property even has a seasonal gully on one side which is lined by trees, so you can almost not even see your neighbours. Don't miss this opportunity as you will not find another property like this one, and definitely not in a location like

Could also be available for anyone that wants to buy to live in. Be quick. Don’t delay – contact exclusive agent John Goncalves on 0407 690 961 at Ray White Mareeba for an inspection today.

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MAREEBA $210,000 NEG John Goncalves Ray White Mareeba 0407 690 961

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Be the envy of all your friends IF you are looking for a small acreage property with that feeling of space around you, but still be only a few minutes from the Main Street, then welcome to 17 Martin Avenue. With over an acre of land at such a close location to town you will be the envy of all of your friends. But it doesn't stop there; there is a very solid three bedroom two bathroom home with an of-

fice, constructed with masonry block walls inside and out. There is a large American barn style shed on the property with power connected, great for the storage of all your toys, or do some woodworking, restore an old car or whatever you desire as it's just perfect for a workshop of any kind. Then don't forget that Christmas is sure to be at your house this year with

GARDEN LOVERS PARADISE • Magnificent gardens on fenced 4000m2 • Rendered block 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home • 10m x 8m Colorbond shed • Grid connected solar panel system • Town water, bore water and full irrigation system setup • Too many features to list Price: $455,000 Neg Exclusive Agent John Goncalves 0407 690 961

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the family tennis tournament just waiting for nominations. That's right, there is a fullsize, fenced, "synpave" hard court surface tennis court complete with a practice wall! • Very solid masonry block walls inside and out • Split-system AC to the majority of the home • Spacious outdoor entertaining area • Huge 10.5m x 8m (approx) American barn style shed with power • Plus another 6m x 4.4m shed/garage also with power

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this. For more information or to book your inspection, call exclusive agent Remo Esposito at Central Realty Mareeba today. Phone 0401 969 473.

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PROPERTY Value packed acreage on town's doorstep Home in central position and walking distance to CBD

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MAREEBA For Rent $300 P/W Mareeba Real Estate Agencies 4092 1556

FOR RENT – Three bedroom concrete block, kitchen/ dining area plus separate lounge, front patio and large rear patio, one bathroom, two toilets, two vehicle parking, spacious laundry area and now includes three bay shed. Address: Price: Agent: Contact:

Contact Mareeba Real Estate Agencies today. Phone 4092 1556, or Mark on 0428 121 520 and Lyn on 0427 153 868. Email mrea4880@ qld.chariot.net.au, visit mareeba4880realestate.com. au MAREEBA For Rent - POA P/W Mareeba Real Estate Agencies 4092 1556

WHAT’S THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME? Would you like to know? NESTLED among a clean array of gardens and set on a large and private 4.74 ha allotment, this property presents an outstanding lifestyle opportunity and offers the perfect escape from town and a busy work life. All this and just a short six minute drive from the town's centre! The property has two dwellings: the first is a generously sized three bedroom concrete block home with

rendered internal walls; while the second is a cosy, one bedroom self-contained cottage. Both dwellings include their own 2kw solar power system. Outside there is an abundance of usable space for the kids to enjoy, whilst leaving plenty of room for the large shed (approx. 9m x 27m in size), complete with power and a concrete floor. Water is supplied by the

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operational groundwater bore and pumped by electricity. Properties of this calibre are hard to come by – perfect to move straight into and Address: Price: Agent: Contact:

enjoy, with plenty of scope to further capitalise if desired. Contact Mareeba Property Office on 4092 1355 for more information.

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PROPERTY Offering families the ultimate in style, space and location AFFORDABLE LIVING IN TOWN

• 3 BEDROOMS WITH UPDATED KITCHEN & BATHROOM • SIZEABLE INTERIOR + POLISHED TIMBER FLOORS • NEW ROOF, STEEL STUMPS, SLIDING WINDOWS & S/SCREENS • 809M2 FENCED BLOCK + SIDE ACCESS & SHED/GARAGE

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EMBRACE the lifestyle this sophisticated family home offers. Positioned on 1051m2 only five minutes from town it’s very well located in Sunbird Park Estate and the versatile floor plan is generously sized (approx. 286m2) incorporating four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a sizeable living area offering adaptable family living and exceptional entertaining options. It’s a highly desirable home offering cool open spaces, crisp neutral colour schemes and it’s packed with additional quality features including: • Quality built and fully tiled throughout with energy efficient LED lighting • Four generous bedrooms, three with mirrored built-in robes • Master bedroom with ensuite and his and hers shower • Fully split system airconditioned throughout with cassette air-conditioning in the living area • Massive open plan living area incorporating lounge and dining areas • Superb modern kitchen featuring a large central island bench with breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances including 900mm oven with gas cooktop, canopy rangehood and wide fridge space allowance with water

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connection point • Laundry with built-in cabinetry • 3kw solar power system with 5kw invertor • Tinted windows and crim safe style security screens throughout • Garage with 1-bay extended to 7.4m deep allowing for storage of a boat or lengthy ute • 6m x 4m powered, colourbond shed • Exposed aggregate driveway • Fully fenced and landscaped 1051m2 allotment with double gated side ac-

cess, attractive Zoyzia turf, auto irrigation on timer and no rear neighbours If your looking for the perfect modern, family entertainer that will tick all the boxes… your search ends here. What a superb lifestyle this property offers. With so many features and so much room it can’t be judged from Address: Price: Agent:

the street inspection is highly recommended. Open for inspection this Saturday from 10.00am to 12noon. For further information or to arrange a private inspection please call exclusive agent Joe Torrisi on 0417 700 468. 42 Jacana Close, MAREEBA $429,000 NEG EXCLUSIVE to Joe Torrisi Joe Torrisi Real Estate 0417 700 468

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A rare 21 acre find

ONCE in a while something special hits the Biboohra/ Mareeba Market that has so many features that appeal. If you love the outdoor lifestyle this 21-acre property may very well be the one for you. The home has been well built of masonry block and features three oversized builtin robes in the bedrooms with new ceiling fans to all three and throughout and a/c in the master, a spacious wellappointed combined kitchen/ dining leading to the alfresco area and separate lounge room. Whether it be for family of larger gatherings the meal prep will be a breeze with plenty of bench space and breakfast bar, including under and overhead storage

cupboards, microwave and/ or dishwasher nook and not forgetting a large twin door walk-in pantry. You will become a master chef in no time at all with the ease of gas oven and cook-top. Apart from the carpeted bedrooms and airconditioned separate lounge room – framed beautifully with handmade rosewood concertina doors, the rest of the living areas are fully tiled for easy maintenance. The bathroom is very spacious and not long been updated, centrally located as is the separate toilet. Ceilings have all just been repainted and a 5klw solar system installed helping reduce those ever-increasing power costs. The home overall has been very well cared for and gets an impressive pass overall. Vehicle accommodation features a full-length tandem carport with access to the inside via a glass sliding door

for convenient unloading of groceries straight into the kitchen. On the outside is equally impressive with features including a circular entry/exit driveway around established native gardens alongside two lined ponds with landscaped edges giving the property a warm ambience upon arrival. The 12m x 5m shed is an absolutely ripper with cement flooring, 3-phase power, ample double GPO’s, 1000L rain tank and borewater, and high bay roller doors to the front and rear. The second shed much smaller in size has power and its own septic system with shower and toilet, 1000L rain

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tank, and houses the bore pump. The property is fully boundary fenced with fencing in need of some care and has loads of area to further develop including subdividing into three or four smaller lots or simply let the horses and a few head of cattle enjoy the open grassed paddocks. If its acreage you’re searching for that has it all including great location, wildlife and many bird species, this is one you just cannot go past. Call exclusive agent Andrew Rogato for more information or drop into The Pink Building - Rogato Real Estate office on Byrnes St.

468 Bilwon Road, BIBOOHRA $495,000 NEG Andrew Rogato Rogato Real Estate 0418 183 444

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Tide Times 0253 1.02 0836 2.13 1439 0.59 2124 2.81

Tide Times 0321 1.05 0902 2.12 1507 0.65 2148 2.73

Tide Times 0347 1.10 0926 2.10 1532 0.73 2208 2.64

Tide Times 0412 1.16 0950 2.06 1556 0.84 2226 2.53

Tide Times 0437 1.22 1016 2.00 1621 0.98 2247 2.42

Tide Times 0504 1.27 1050 1.93 1650 1.14 2310 2.28

Max 25o Min 15o

Max 24o Min 15o

Max 25o Min 12o

Max 25o Min 12o

SUDOKU Enter digits from 1 to 9 into the blank spaces. Every row must contain one of each digit. So must every column, as must every 3x3 square.

April 21 to May 21

Ingredients

Libra

Sept 24 to Oct 23

TO MAKE THE FILLING

7. In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and condensed milk. 8. Add lemon juice; whisk until smooth. 9. Pour filling into cooled crust; carefully spread to edges. 10. Bake until set, about 15 minutes. 11. Cool in pan on rack. 12. Chill at least 1 hour before serving. 13. Serve with whipped cream.

WORD SEARCH

C R O S S

Visit those less fortunate than your self; be sure to help them with their personal problems. You should be able to make major career gains if you plan your intentions carefully.

WORD

Avoid overloading your plate. You may find that lectures or travel will be highly successful. Be sure to look into travel opportunities that will provide you with mental stimulation.

Scorpio

Oct 24 to Nov 22

Do not let in-laws upset you. Be cautious while traveling; minor accidents are evident. You have to let go of your past if you wish to get out of any sentimental mood that might be hanging over your head. Overexertion will be your worst enemy.

Sagittarius

Nov 23 to Dec 21

Be prepared to neutralize any threats. Talk to an older, established individual about your present situation. You will be able to communicate well this month.

Capricorn

Assembly Attic Backroom Ball Bath Board Breakfast Cabin

Dec 22 to Jan 20

Jan 21 to Feb 19

Children may be difficult to handle. Plan your day carefully. You can make money if you work on personal investments. You could have trouble persuading others to accept your ideas and opinions.

Pisces

Cellar Class Cubby Den Dining Drawing Dressing Emergency

Puzzle solutions

Be sure to question any detail that you feel could leave you in a precarious position at a later date. Look to a close friend for advice. Listen, but don’t make any rash decisions. Control your emotions this week.

Aquarius

FILLING 2 large egg yolks 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 180C degrees. 2. Brush a square baking dish with melted butter. 3. Crush milk arrowroot biscuits 4. Then add in sugar and butter and blend to mix. Press mixture into bottom of prepared pan. 5. Bake until lightly browned, 8 to 12 minutes. 6. Cool crust, 30 minutes.

A passionate encounter with your mate should help alleviate that pent-up energy. You may want to take a trip; however, before you do, make sure that your car is serviced properly. Opportunities to get ahead are evident. Aug 23 - Sept 23

Tide Times 0536 1.31 1132 1.85 1723 1.32 2337 2.13

Method

June 22 to July 22

Virgo

Tuesday 20th

Max 24o Min 12o

TO MAKE THE CRUST

May 22 to June 21

Sudden changes of heart may cause disruptions in your domestic scene. You will be well looked upon due to your compassionate and giving nature. July 23 to Aug 22 Leo

Max 25o Min 12o

CRUST 4 tablespoons butter, melted 1-1/2 cup milk arrowroot crumbs 1/4 cup sugar

Try to be as mellow as possible. Minor accidents could occur if you don’t take precautions. Your high energy must be directed into productive goals, or frustrations will occur.

Cancer

Max 26o Min 12o

CREAMY LEMON SQUARES

You mustn’t give too much to your children. You may want to have a heart-to-heart talk with a close and trusted friend. Try to be there for someone if they need assistance.

Gemini

ak e r b a e k a T and relax!

Family Front Game Gym Hallway Hotel Jail Morning

News Nursery Party Sunroom Tack Visitor

ACROSS

DOWN

7. (Of a person or animal) search widely for food or provisions. 8. With or involving the front of a vehicle. 9. A period of seven days. 10. A private meeting. 11. The period of time at the end of the day, usually from about 6 p.m. to bedtime. 13. Write or name the letters that form a word in correct sequence. 15. An earthenware pot or jar. 16. (past tense) Discover the exact place or position of and object. 18. A chemical compound used in its gaseous state as a pesticide or disinfectant. 19. Skill and sensitivity in dealing with others or with difficult issues. 21. A cylindrical open container with a handle used to hold and carry liquids. 22. (past tense) make a quick, short movement up and down.

1. A way of standing or sitting, especially in order to be photographed, painted, or drawn. 2. A group of sticks with a curved handle used for support when walking. 3. A children’s toy consisting of a set of metal and plastic components for making mechanical models. 4. Shortened word for a telephone. 5. (in a female mammal) either of a pair of tubes along which eggs travel from the ovaries to the uterus. 6. Throw a country into violent social or political upheaval. 12. Having or showing high moral standards. 14. A large tub filled with hot aerated water used for recreation or physical therapy (plural). 17. Pour fat or juices over meat during cooking in order to keep it moist. 20. A group of people who work on and operate a ship, aircraft, etc.

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INDEX

business A Air Conditioning & Refrigeration B Blinds C

DIRECTORY

Cleaning Childcare Concreting Curtains, Blinds & Fabrics E

AIR CONDITIONING

Earthmoving Electrical Entertainment Equipment Hire F Floor Coverings

Fuel G General Engineering Graphic Design H

CHILDCARE

Shop 4, 276 Byrnes St, Mareeba • PO Box 1034 Mareeba 4880

P: 4092 3019

M: 0409 648 403 • F: 4092 1629

www.donhall.com.au

ABN 80 179 825 363 • QBSA 59712 • ARC License AU24014 • Electrical License No: 78958

R & C AIRCONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION

• Airconditioning Installations • Cold Rooms • Fridge Seals • Gasing • Servicing & Maintenance • Authorised Artic Licence

Call Ross Malfitana Mobile: 0429 898 657

ABN: 61 788 170 092 LIC. NO: L012565 ArtIC LIC: AU21630 QBSA: 1220582

AIR-CONDITIONER

CLEANING & INSTALLATION  All Brands  Prompt Service 

Lic. No. LO21176

P Pest Management Plumbing Pool Maintenance S Sandblasting/ Painting

EARTHMOVING Do it right the first time!

Authorised Fujitsu Service Agent

n cool air Breath clea comes first! ne where hygie

Handyman I Irrigation I.T M Mowing Services

DAVE’S

COOL AIR

Servicing the Tablelands, WINTER CLEANING SPECIAL Cooktown, Mossman, Dimbulah and $85 + GST PER UNIT everywhere in-between.

info@mareebakidscampus.com.au www.mareebakidscampus.com.au 3 Locations in Mareeba: Constance, Dunlop & Hastie Streets Early Learning • Kindergarten • Outside School & Vacation Care

YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE CLEANING TABLELAND

Cleaning Services

• DOZERS D7R & D7G • SCRAPER • WATER TRUCKS • BODY TRUCK • MINING • FARM CLEARING • ROAD WORKS

TOM SMITH P: 0407 161 783 F: 4092 7851 E: stj.enterprises@bigpond.com.au

ELECTRICAL

• Bond Cleans • Mould & Mildew Treatments • Pressure Cleaning, Roofs & Exteriors • Carpet Cleaning • Floor Stripping & Polishing • Contract Cleaning FULLY INSURED ~ LOCAL FAMILY BUSINESS

Phone: David or Julie 4092 3982 or 0428 993 205 Email: tablelandcleaning@outlook.com

CONCRETING

0488 078 207 ionsparkelectrical@gmail.com LIC:84466 - ARC. L099742

Laser Electrical Mareeba Phone: (07) 4092 4146

159 Walsh St, Mareeba P: 4092 5466 M: 0419 736 229

Mareeba, Dimbulah, Kuranda, Walkamin, Tolga, Atherton, Kairi, Malanda, Millaa Millaa, Yungaburra, Ravenshoe, Herberton, Koah, Speewah, Mutchilba, Almaden, Chillagoe, Biboohra, Mt Molloy, Julatten, Mt Carbine, Cooktown, Lakeland, Laura, Normonton, Mt Surprise, Mt Garnet, Croydon, Forsayth, Einsleigh, Karumba, Georgetown, Cairns, Mossman, Port Douglas and many more in between!

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FLOOR COVERINGS

Mareeba 4092 2800 Atherton 4091 3300

CURTAINS,BLINDS & FABRIC

delivers to:

YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE

LIC. 55472 | ARC. AU31673

ELECTRICAL SOLAR & BATTERIES AIR CONDITIONING

FREE FREE Measure Measure and and Quote Quote Plus we sell...

Plus we sell...

Tracks > Rods > Accessories

Tracks > Rods Competitive Curtains & Furnishings BY APPOINTMENT ONLY >Phone: & Accessories 0429 869 023

96 James Street,Curtains Mareeba Competitive & Furnishings BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Phone: 0429 869 023 For Alterations to Clothing & Curtains Phone Liz 4092 6619 96 James Street, Mareeba

For Alterations to Clothing & Curtains Phone Liz 4092 6619

Trust the FLOOR Covering Man!

MAREEBA FLOOR COVERING CENTRE 159 Walsh St, Mareeba P: 4092 5466 M: 0419 736 229

ENTERTAINMENT

Custom Made

CURTAINS & BLINDS

FLOORS

Carpet & Vinyl > Carpet & Vinyl Tiles > Floating Floors

Paul Ryan 0407 076 172

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Call today for immediate delivery 0499 937 060

99 Vaughan Street, Mareeba mareeba@laserelectrical.com.au www.mareeba.laserelectrical.com.au

Hard Art Decorative Concreting Email: hardartdeco@live.com

Supply & Fit

WEEKLY RATES OR LONGER FREE DELIVERY & COLLECTION

Phone the Express today 4092 3464

Trust the BLIND specialists!

MAREEBA FLOOR COVERING CENTRE

CPM Machines, Ice Machines, Exercise Pedals, Exercise Bikes, Shower Chairs, Over Toilet Chairs, Utility Chairs, Wheelie Walkers and more!

Carpet • Vinyl • CeramiCs Floating Floors • Blinds

SPECIALISING IN: • Customised colours & finishes • Exposed aggregate • Concrete resurfacing • Unique concrete art • Concrete bench tops

Vertical & Venetian Blinds Panel Glides > Timber Blinds

POST SURGERY REHABILITATION EQUIPMENT HIRE

For all your interior & exterior cleaning!

YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE

BLINDS

EQUIPMENT HIRE

Domestic, Commercial, Industrial Fisher & Paykel + Haier Service Agents Electrical & Air Conditioning Installations

Phone DAVID AVOLIO on 0409 924 006

BLINDS

Security T Transport Tree Lopping V Venue Hire

Supply & Lay FREE Measure & Quote

YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE

• BISTRO • BAR • TAB • KENO • POKIES • FUNCTIONS

FUEL

Open 7 Days FOr Lunch anD Dinner

phOne 4092 2922

It’s not just fuel, it’s service

FUEL • OILS • BAIT • ICE

FOR $36 PER WEEK this spot could be yours!

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Ask in store about our 4¢ discount!

Service stations near you: Mareeba Industrial Park: 7 Bower Street Malanda: Millaa Millaa Road Ravenshoe: 18 Moffat Street

For bulk fuel & oil, contact head office: 4098 8222 www.maranos.com.au Find us on Facebook!

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business GENERAL ENGINEERING

DIRECTORY MOWING SERVICES

POOL MAINTENANCE

TRANSPORT

GENERAL ENGINEERING All types of welding, lathe work and milling.

POOL MAINTENANCE & POOL SHOP

ABN 40955770791

WN E D LOCALLY O ATED AND OPER QBCC No. 1275266

124 Mason Street, Mareeba  (07) 4092 2433 • Fax (07) 4092 3126

GRAPHIC DESIGN

71 BYRNES STREET, MAREEBA “WE OFFER A COMPLETE ON SITE POOL SERVICE” Servicing Atherton Tablelands • Fully Insured

FOR $35 PER WEEK this spot could be yours!

Phone the Express today 4092 3464

AP

Creating high quality artwork with a difference for your business!

N

G

R

HIC D ES

IG

• Business Cards • Logo Design • Brochures • Posters • Flyers

Phone: 0458 965 784 or 4096 5784 Email: aemgraphicdesign1@bigpond.com

YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE

ALL POOL SUPPLIES INCLUDING FREE WATER TESTING AND EXPERT ADVICE

P: 4092 1443 or 0413 013 297

LICENSED POOL SAFET Y INSPECTOR

Sandblasting & Painting

FARM DELIVERIES WELCOMED!

TELEPHONE: 4092 7680

Excellence Through Perseverance and Diligence Wally Amory - Mareeba Depot Manager Phone: 0421 839 353 mrboperations@exodas.com.au

Farm Machinery, Ute Trays, Trailers, Structural Steel, Rims and more.

AINT QUALIT Y PION PROTECT ED GUARANTE

QBCC No. 1275266

124 Mason Street, Mareeba  (07) 4092 2433 • Fax (07) 4092 3126

Certain work defined as “building work” in the QBCC legislation may only be undertaken by licensed contractors, or if undertaken by unlicensed contractors, only to the value of $3,300. However, work falling outside that definition may be performed by unlicensed contractors and is not subject to any value limit. To check whether a contractor holds a QBCC licence visit: www.qbcc.qld.gov.au or call the QBCC on 1300 272 272.

ALL TYPES OF FREIGHT DELIVERY LARGE AND SMALL: 4 TIMES DAILY! CAIRNS, MAREEBA, TABLELANDS AND SURROUNDS

SANDBLASTING/ PAINTING

YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE PEST MANAGEMENT

Locally Owned and Operated

TREE LOPPING

TABLELANDS TREELOPPING

• Treelopping • Bobcat Hire • Wood Chipping • Free Quotes • Stump Grinding • Fully Insured PENSIONER DISCOUNTS

SECURITY

Call Jon Lambert

P: 4091 5008 M: 0407 575 916 • Patrols • Cash in Transit • Alarm Response & Installation • Alarm Monitoring • CCTV Installation & Service For all security needs call... DRU THURSTON 0408 913 063 W: www.nqpssecurity.com.au - E: dru@nqpssecurity.com.au

71 Vaughan Street, Mareeba

IRRIGATION PLUMBING

this spot could be yours!

IrrIgatIon DesIgn & supply

Phone the Express today 4092 3464

• Pumps Sales & Repairs • Filtration • Water Tanks & Troughs • Water Treatment • Pool Treatments • Solar Pumping Systems • Reinke Centre Pivot & Lateral Move Irrigators 50 Byrnes Street, Mareeba Phone 4092 7788

P: 4095 4595

E: aataylorstreelopping@outlook.com

I.T

BURRATRONICS SALES, SERVICE AND REPAIRS IN-STORE AND ON-SITE

• Laptops, Tablets, and Towers • Custom Systems • Phone and Tablet Repairs and Accessories • Networking Solutions PH: (07) 4092 7038 www.burratronics.com.au BURRATRONICS

Shop 3, 203-215 Byrnes Street Mareeba

PROFESSIONAL TREE SERVICE SERVICING NORTH QUEENSLAND

FOR $41 PER WEEK

FOR $41 PER WEEK this spot could be yours!

Phone the Express today 4092 3464

TRANSPORT

VENUE HIRE

P & M Carriers  Taxi Trucks - Tail-Lifters  Express Couriers

Having a Party or Function?

 Freight Distribution  Warehouse Storage

CAIRNS • MOSSMAN • TABLELANDS DAILY YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS GUIDE

YARRABAH SERVICE TWICE WEEKLY Email: admin@pmcarriers.com 247 Hartley Street, Portsmith CASH OR ACCOUNT CUSTOMERS WELCOME

4035 2034

we have the perfect venue!

MAREEBA TURF CLUB Spacious open venue, beautiful gardens and all facilities – the perfect setting for all occasions! Race Day Parties, Weddings, Birthdays, Engagements, Business Functions, Christenings, Christmas Parties & more!

Bookings & Info Phone (07) 4092 1167

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Call Natasha Burton today on 4092 3464 or email: admin@theexpressnewspaper.com.au to find out more!

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CLASSIFIEDS phone us: 4092 3464

Church Notices Presbyterians continue to meet in Mareeba for worship each Sunday 10am, QCWA Hall, Wilkes Street (behind Meals on Wheels) ~ All Welcome!

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In Memoriam In loving memory of our dear Wife, Mother & Nonna

A delinA CoCuzzA 18.5.1936 – 13.8.2012 A beautiful memory, dearer than gold, Of a mother whose worth can never be told. There’s a place in our heart no one can fill, We miss you Mum, and always will. Your loving husband Antonio, Peter and Franca and Families.

Novena to Saint Jude

DO YOU KNOW? That the early church knew the real story of the death of Rabbi Jesus. Both the Palestinian and Babylonian Talmuds contain a precise description of his death, in that he was stoned to death at age 63 in a place call Lud in Britain - now London! 4092 7761

Glenn Cislowski & Jaime Huther 18th August, 2019

Congratulations on your special day. May the love you share last forever. Best Wishes, Mum & Dad, Pamela, Linton, Ivy & Henry, Jason, Simone & Eric, Elliana, Asher & Callan & Grandma Joan

YOUR LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

Thank God and the Lord Jesus Christ

For 55 Years Of Marriage On 22nd August, 2019

TRADE SALES SUPERVISOR

Boyd & Glennis Mullavey

Life is great and getting greater every day, and with the assurance of Heaven with Jesus to come!

Adam James Morris

In Loving Memory Of

LAURIE O’GRADY

Born 02/08/19 Baby brother for Amelia, Isabel, Ethan, Jacob, Samuel and Olivia. A special thank you to Midwife Sandy, Dr Merrilee and the midwives at Mareeba Hospital.

24.2.1931 ~ 15.8.2018

Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. From your loving family.

The Express Newspaper delivers to: Mareeba, Dimbulah, Kuranda, Walkamin, Tolga, Atherton, Kairi, Malanda, Millaa Millaa, Yunga-

TGT is a retail business specialising in the supply of general hardware, agricultural chemicals, fertiliser, rural merchandise, and engineering services to the agricultural and building industries in North Queensland. We are currently seeking applications for our Trade Sales Supervisor position. This is a full time position, Monday – Friday, with a rotating weekend roster. Are you passionate about customer service? Do you have excellent knowledge of hardware / trade products? Do you have excellent communication skills, proven supervisory skills and extremely thorough? If so, then this could be the ideal job for you. The successful candidate will have: • Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal & written communication skills; • Proven ability to build exceptional rapport with customers, suppliers and staff members; • Exceptional attention to detail and time management skills; • Previous experience in supervisory role with a willingness to succeed and lead by example; • Experience in a hardware/trade retail environment; • Be highly motivated and able to interpret and follow policy and procedure; and • Experience with Point of Sale system, cash handling & eftpos Key accountability areas include: • Professional and knowledgeable customer service delivery; • Produce required sales within the Trade team; • Appropriate merchandising, promotion and stock control measures are upheld and improved upon; • Effective leadership, supervision and team work; • Maintain Supplier relationships and source products where required; and • Commitment and participation in WH&S • A forklift licence is desirable, but not essential To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and your resume to Human Resources: Email: hr@tgt.com.au

burra, Ravenshoe, Herberton, Koah, Speewah, Mutchilba, Almaden, Chillagoe, Biboohra, Mt Molloy, Julatten, Mt Carbine, Cooktown, Lakeland,

In Memory Of

Laura, Normonton, Mt Surprise, Mt Garnet, Croy-

Annina Bianco

don, Forsayth, Einsleigh, Karumba, Georgetown, Cairns, Mossman, Port Douglas and many more in between!

DELIVER SMALL LOCAL PHONEBOOKS

Own vehicle required. Mareeba, Atherton and all Tablelands areas. Immediate start. Phone 0419 009 517 or 0418 994 956

15/11/1936 ~ 12/08/2018

An eternal memory, until we meet again Mum.

Its been a year now but those special memories of you, Will always bring a smile. If only we could have you back, For just a little while. Then we could sit back and talk again, Just like we used to. You always meant so very much to us, And you always will. The fact that you are no longer here, Will always cause us pain. But you are forever in our hearts, Until we meet again. Cara Mamma. From your children Angelina, Grace, Tony, Guiseppe (Pep), and their families.

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Luke and Natalie are proud to announce the safe arrival of

Wedding

Anniversary

Birth

(Feast Day: October 28) (To be prayed for 9 consecutive days) Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honours and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult cases, of things almost despaired of. Pray for me. I am so helpless and alone. Intercede with God for more that He bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly (make your request here) and that I may praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise O Blessed St Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favour granted me by God, and to always honour you as my special and powerful pabion, gratefully encouraging devotion to you. Amen May the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored and loved in all the tabernacles until the end of time. Amen May the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised and glorified now and forever. Amen St Jude pray for us and hear our prayers. Amen Blessed be the Scared Heart of Jesus. Blessed be the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Blessed be St Jude, Thadeus, in all the World and for all Eternity. Pray the Our Father and the Hail Mary. A.C.

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Handy Man

Funeral DEBBIE BOARDMAN

Mowing Roof & House Washing Pressure Cleaning of Roofs, Driveways & Solar Panels 6 Viola Street, Atherton QLD. 4883

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Funeral Celebrant Final farewells with respect. Phone 0410 328 357

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CLASSIFIEDS Boats

What’s Coming Up?

BOAT & JETSKI LICENCES

WEEKLY, FORTNIGHTLY & MONTHLY EVENTS

Public Notice

~~~ MOST DAYS ~~~

TEL: 0404 545 848 RATE NOTICES ISSUED - DUE 13 SEPTEMBER, 2019 The half-yearly Rate Notices for the six-month period ending 31 December, 2019 have been issued. The discount period closes on Friday 13 September, 2019. If you have not received your Rate Notice, please contact the Rates Department. HOW CAN I PAY MY RATES? You can pay your Rates in a number of ways. This includes BPay, Australia Post Billpay, EFTPOS including debit and credit card, Cash and cheque. To receive the discount, you need to ensure that any transactions are processed and funds cleared into Council’s bank account on or before the discount date. WHERE CAN I PAY MY RATES? You can pay at any of the Council’s two (2) Service Centres or at any Council’s agencies: • Australia Post: Pay safely and securely in person at any Australia Post Office, pay by cash, cheque or credit card (Visa and Mastercard only). • By Phone: Call 13 18 16 at any time of the day for the cost of a local call (within Australia). Visa and MasterCard are accepted, normal call charges apply from public phones, mobile phones and overseas phones. • By Cheque: Post a cheque to Mareeba Shire Council, PO Box 154, MAREEBA QLD 4880. • Australia Post Billpay: Visit www.paypaperbills.postbillpay.com.au. Use the BillPay Code (4068) and use your BillPay Reference Number (found on your most current Rate Notice). • Direct Deposit/BPay: Call your financial institution (or logging onto their website) to pay your rates by cheque or savings account, BPAY Biller Code 228171 and your customer reference number that is found on the bottom of your Rate Notice in the BPAY box. • In Person: Mareeba - 65 Rankin Street. Open Monday to Friday 8.30am 4.30pm (Thursday opening 9.00am). Phone 1300 308 461. Kuranda - 18-22 Arara Street. Council business conducted Monday to Friday, 10.00am - 4.30pm. DO YOU KNOW ABOUT OUR PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS? To help ease the financial burden, Council has a payment arrangement scheme available provided the total amount outstanding is paid by 31 December, 2019. This allows you to pay a nominated weekly, fortnightly or monthly amount towards the Rates and other charges. You will only receive the 10 per cent discount, if the full amount of Rates and Charges is paid by 13 September, 2019. Contact Council’s Rates Department for further information. Discount will not be allowed under any circumstances if payment is not received at Council’s Service Centres at the above times by the due date. A Pensioner Rebate may also apply to those holders of a State Government Pensioner Concession Card or Repatriation Gold Card. Peter Franks Chief Executive Officer P O Box 154, MAREEBA Q. 4880

NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE TUESDAY 27TH AUGUST, 2019

Notice is hereby given under the provision of the “Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act and Regulations 1995” that there will be Temporary Road Closures to vehicular traffic, as listed, for the purpose of the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Progam (RYDAP): (i) Between 9.00am and 2.00pm, Doyle Street, Mareeba. Closure on Doyle Street, between Dickenson Close and Riordan Street. Senior Sergeant D. GARNER Officer in Charge Delegated Officer by the Mareeba Police Station Commissioner of Police

SSAA Mareeba Branch Inc. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 29th August @ 7.00pm Mareeba Pistol Club, Roiko Rd, Mareeba

For Rent B I B O O H R A Unfurnished farm house, no pets and Refs required. Ph 4093 2593.

www.boatlicencecairns.com

YOUR LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

Pets

ADOPT-A-PET

My name is Jago. I am a 5-6 months old and a friendly happy boy who would love a playful canine companion. Meet me at the refuge or phone 40923060 for more information.

Contact the refuge on 4092 3060 Hickling Avenue, Mareeba

www.mareebaanimalrefuge.com.au

YOUR LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

Large Commercial Shed - Mareeba

Commercial Investment Opportunity

Located 13 & 13A Hort Street, Mareeba 2 shops for sale, fabulous tenants, leases in place.

$250,000

Contact Owner for more information 0409 321 920

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Do you need assistance?

BRETT Thompson Jeweller. Watch batteries and jewellery repairs. Ph 0437 800 892.

Wanted LIVE IN COMPANION FOR OLDER LADY WANTED

For Help:

EMERGENCY

When to call Triple Zero (000). • If a crime is happening now • When a life is threatened • When the event is time critical

Nice place, free food and rent, plus extras. Suit retired older lady.

P: 0438 608 450

Lost Kelpie Cross

Open spa approx. 1350m2, centrally located on Strattman Street, very reasonable rent

P: 0414 277 650

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Jeweller

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EXPRESS SPORT PORT Representing local rugby union

RUGBY union’s small presence on the Tablelands hasn’t stopped two local boys from competing in the Rugby Union Peninsula side recently. The U12 Peninsula side went down to Townsville with two Atherton boys lining the ranks. Troy Taylor and Rok Centofanti were picked in the Peninsula side and played some tough games across the weekend. Sophie Taylor, Troy’s Mother was proud of her son’s selection

and subsequent performance over the weekend. “I’m very proud of him (Troy),” she said. “Both of the boys played really well. “They had some real nail biting games.” Troy was named player of the match for their last game of the tournament and is looking to continue his rugby union career when he tries out for the U15 squad.

Mt Carbine Bull and Bronc Ride

Peter Roy Photographer captured all the thrills and spills of another annual epic Mt Carbine Bull and Bronc Ride on Saturday night.

HerberTONNE launch a success

ADVENTURE Racing North Queensland and Dirty Northern Trial Running partnered up to deliver one the region’s biggest adventure races in early August. Hosted on August 3 and 4, The HerberTONNE adventure race was a gruelling 100km trek through Herberton Historical village and was the first one to be run in North Queensland. The locally based and focused run saw the 110 competitors exploring the wealth of amazing and diverse trails surrounding the town and exploring its heritage and history. Race participant and organiser Rob Miller was satisfied with the turnout. “We were aiming for 150 but to get 110 in the inaugural year was still impressive,” he said.

“Despite the weather we had a really good race. “We had competitors coming as far as Sydney.” Mr Miller had several expressions of interest for next year HerberTONNE race. “People are keen to see it happen next year,” he said. “This was our biggest event so far, our normal runs are only about 20km.” Adventure Racing North Queensland has two races coming up in early and mid-October, with Bump to Bells happening on October 6 and The Turtle and the Lamb race on October 19. For more information on the upcoming races and any in the future head to www.runningcalendar.com.au

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Roosters remain in top five Gladiators ready for last home game

BOTH teams crossed the line for four tries but in the end it was Innisfail who took the points 2418 over the Atherton Roosters in Saturday night’s Cairns District Rugby League match played at the Mungalli Creek Dairy Stadium. Innisfail were successful with all four conversions while the Roosters could only manage one two pointer. In their last home game of the season, the Roosters were first to score in the fifth minute when winger Pio Seci went over in the corner. Innisfail soon replied with two of their own and led 12-4 until the 33rd minute when the Roosters hit back with tries through Nigel Woodleigh and Ned Blackman to lock the score at 12 all for the break. The Roosters’ second half

was full of mistakes as their attack broke down with poor ball handling early in the tackle count several times giving Innisfail more chances in attack. The visitors looked comfortable when they pushed the score out to 24-12 with two tries against the tired Roosters defence. But to their credit the Roosters kick started a big finish when Jermaine Pedro sliced through with eight minutes left to play which closed the gap to 24-18. The Roosters went close to saving the points in the final minutes but again the final pass was put down. Although beaten on Saturday, the Roosters remain in the top five mix on the points table which is led by Mossman 24, Yarrabah 24, Innisfail 23, Ather-

Forward Graham Clark Jnr looks to get the Roosters attach moving on Saturday in their last home game of the season against Innisfail.

ton 20, Brothers 20, Suburbs 18, Kangaroos 15, Ivanhoes 13, Edmonton 10, Mareeba 10, Tully 1. In Saturday’s reserve grade game, the Roosters held out a fast finishing Innisfail side to win 22-16 and remain in second spot on the points table. Darren

Ball, Tony Woodleigh, Anthony Anning and Brodie Martin all scored tries for the Roosters. Innisfail won the under 18 match over the Roosters 20-18. This Sunday the Atherton Roosters play at Yarrabah in three grades from 12 noon.

Bulls go down to Tigers THE Premier Men’s Mareeba Bulls outfit were on the receiving end of a heavy loss after being thumped 4-0 by Edge Hill at Tiger Park on Saturday night. It’s a devastating loss for the Bulls, who were holding onto fourth spot on the ladder by just one point heading into Saturday night’s clash. Their loss has ensured they have now fallen outside the top four as they sit on 19 competi-

tion points; trailing fourth spot by one point (Leichhardt). While Edge Hill have been the benchmark all season, there was a quiet confidence amongst the Mareeba squad that they could come away with the upset win, however that level of confidence was diminished somewhat when they lost key 2019 acquisition Bronson Koppen after he was made unavailable due to a red card he received the

game prior. Koppen has proven to be a stout defensive cog for the men in orange this season, and his prowess in thwarting attacking raids would’ve been crucial against the star-studded Edge Hill lineup. While the loss is a significant blow for the Bulls in the context of their season, they’ll need to get back to their best as they take on Innisfail at Lindsay

Australia Stadium next Sunday night, August 25. With the fight for a top four spot heating up, every game counts as the end of the regular season is within sight. To add insult to injury on the night, the Premiers Women’s side went down 8-2. It wasn’t all bad news however, as Mareeba’s Reserve Grade side were convincing 3-0 winners.

THE Mareeba Gladiators AGrade side went down in a tight affair to Southern Suburbs at Alley Park in Gordonvale on Saturday night. After securing a come from behind win in a physical and emotional game against Ivanhoes the week prior, the Gladiators were looking to continue their winning ways and finish the 2019 season strong. Mareeba got the better of Suburbs in a nail biter in their previous match-up earlier in the year, however too many lapses defensively cost the men in green and gold on this occasion as they found themselves trailing throughout the game, with Suburbs being the eventual 26-20 winners. It wasn’t a great night overall for the Mareeba club, as Reserve Grade were convincingly beaten 37-16. Reserve’s Grade loss could prove crucial in the context of their season as they look to secure a finals berth. With just two rounds remaining in the regular season, Mareeba are currently sitting in eighth position on the ladder, with just two points separating them and

fifth position (Mossman and Port Douglas Sharks). Given the amount of teams in the hunt for the last playoff spot, this weekend’s clash with the Tully Tigers should be a thrilling one as they too are within arms reach of the top five. Securing a finals berth will be a huge achievement for the Mareeba Gladiators Reserve Grade side, who have had to battle injury and player unavailability all season. With that in mind, it’s proof of an exceptional job that has been done by their coach Cam McPherson, who has struggled all year to put the same team out on the park week to week. The Mareeba Gladiators will host the Tully Tigers this weekend in what is their last home game of the season. For those interested in attending, there will be live entertainment in the clubhouse after the game from esteemed local artist Shandell, providing players and fans alike with the opportunity to celebrate the 2019 season. Schedule for this Saturday’s fixtures – Reserve Grade kick off at 4:30pm and A-Grade kick off at 6pm.

Get set to run for fun THE annual Mareeba Rotary Bendigo Bank Fun Run and Walk will grace Mareeba’s parks and tracks this Sunday, August 18 at the Bicentennial Lakes. The event’s fourth year promises to be a big one and event organiser and race director Matt Jacob is hoping for a fun morning out within the community. “Good weather, no school holidays, people don’t have an excuse not to come out and have fun,” he laughed. “I’m expecting good numbers consistent with previous years. “I’m feeling good about this year’s race.”

Participants will be able to walk or run in the 5km’s men’s, women’s and junior division with the 1km dash. The fun runners will gather in the clearing behind the Mareeba pool before the main event begins, people can pay when they arrive. All proceeds out of the hopeful $2000 raised will all go towards Mental Health research and local projects supporting Mental Health. This event couldn’t happen without the support of local businesses, Bendigo Bank, or Mareeba Rotary who is the “Backbone” behind the event. “This event wouldn’t happen

if it wasn’t for Rotary,” Mr Jacob said. “They are the real workhorse behind the scenes. “It’s a great opportunity to get out, see your fellow community members and experience what beauty Mareeba has to offer.” If that wasn’t enough to get people excited, “sweet prizes” will be offered courtesy of the local businesses. For those interested, competitors will need to be at Bicentennial Lakes from 7.30am to register with the event kicking off at 8am sharp. Registration is $10 for adults, $5 for kids or family combo for $25 – Don’t forget your running shoes.

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