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A small Tableland community has spent five years and $40,000 to ensure that future generations never forget the industry that built Mareeba and Dimbulah. On November 30, more than 150 people gathered at Heritage Park, Dimbulah for the official opening of the Dimbulah Lions Club’s Tobacco Project. The centrepiece of the display is a life-sized, copper replica of a ZZ-100 tobacco plant created by Tableland visual artist Amanda Feher.
Dimbulah Lions Eddie Toffanello and Jamie De Lai with visual artist Amanda Feher who has constructed a 35-leaf tobacco plant out of copper as part of the Dimbulah Lions Club Tobacco Project.
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Sophie’s Silent Night By Boyd Robertson
hristmas carols don’t have to be sung to warm a heart. Students at Mareeba State School (MSS) have sacrificed their free time learning skills to help a disabled girl communicate in class. MSS prep student Sophie McDonald, 7, from Mareeba, has profound progressive hearing loss and uses both a cochlear implant and hearing aid. To help her better communicate with her peers, staff at the school established an Auslan (Australian Sign Language) Club at the beginning of the school year to teach sign language to
other students. The Auslan Club has grown over the course of the year from seven to more than 30 members and includes both junior and senior primary students and staff. Giving up their first lunch breaks on Mondays and Fridays and even coming in after school, the students have quickly picked up Auslan to the point where they can have full conversations with Sophie and perform as a sign language choir. The choir has performed at the Mareeba Multicultural Festival, MSS’s Awards Night and a special Auslan Morning Tea held at the school. They also performed ‘Away in a Manger’ to
an enraptured crowd at Carols in the Park in Arnold Park on Sunday night. MSS Students With Disabilities teacher Karen Gangemi said the objective of the Auslan club was to create awareness of ‘deaf culture’ within the school. “If the other students and teachers don’t have an understanding of deaf culture it becomes difficult for people like Sophie in school,” she said. “We are trying to create a bilingual culture here – Auslan is essentially another language.” Sophie’s educational interpreter Susi Weaver said the choir practice was not only fun for the students but also helped Sophie learn Auslan and enjoy using it.
“The Auslan Club helps her enjoy communicating with others more,” she said. “On the playground with other students she will have whole conversations in sign with her peers. “The presence of this club is why there is a mother from Kuranda that is going to be bringing her deaf child here next year, because of the learning of sign language in the school.” Ms Gangemi said she hoped the club would continue into the future. “This is something that I think is vital to disabled students and it should definitely keep going,” she said. “It’s also not just about benefits in school – it’s a pathway to jobs for students that could one day to be educators or work with disabled people.”
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Prestigious win for Andy By Ryan Groube A 30-minute presentation to senior Kubota executives at the company’s Melbourne headquarters has helped land Andy Trabucco a prestigious national award. Service manager at Casali’s in Mareeba, Mr Trabucco was selected by Kubota zone manager Jon Neville in March to take part in the Kubota national service mentor program. Each year one representative is selected from each of the company’s seven national zones to take part in the program. Mr Trabucco beat out service managers from 24 dealerships from within the zone, which runs from Bundaberg to Kununurra in Western Australia, to secure his place. Throughout the year, he made a series of trips to Melbourne undergoing a series of tests, scenarios and workshops with the agricultural machinery manufacturer’s top brass. Each trip was overseen by a panel of judges including: Kubota Australia’s National Service Manager Chris Nielsen, deputy service manager Warren Hine and warranty manager Lee Evans. On November 14, Mr Trabucco travelled to the company’s headquarters at Tullamarine for the final time with the key part of the visit a half an hour presentation to the judging panel about a Kubota product – a M9540 dual speed tractor. Mr Neville was in the audience during the presentation and said it was had got him over the line over the other six contestants in what, until then, had been a closely fought competition. “I was there for all of the presentations and he [Mr Trabucco] came across as very confident and had very good knowledge about the tractor which is really what separated the men from the boys,” he said. “Up until then it [the competition] had been very close. It is the first time someone north of Townsville has been chosen to take part in this program and no one from this zone had ever won it.” Casali’s principal Alex Arena said he was “very proud” of Mr Trabucco. “This is an Australia-wide thing and the top people from Kubota have picked our man,” he said. For winning the award, Mr Trabucco will receive overseas trip to Japan in April 2014 to inspect the company’s manufacturing plant.
Andy Trabucco has picked up a national service managers award, pictured with Casali’s principal Alex Arena.
Mr Trabucco said he was shocked to have been selected to take part in the program and that winning hadn’t crossed his mind. “The whole idea of the competition is to better yourself as a service manager and to better understand the product we are selling and how best to deal with our customers,” he said. “It is one thing to sell something to someone but for me it is the after sale service that is also very important.”
Mr Trabucco has been with Casali’s in Mareeba for seven years. A diesel fitter by trade, he has “worked in agricultural machinery since 1987”. Mr Neville said the program was instrumental in helping people “transition from the workshop to the office”. Earlier this year, Casali’s also picked up a gold award for customer service in the Australian Business Quality Awards.
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THE Express, in collaboration with 30 local businesses, has launched a Christmas voucher giveaway competition to encourage residents to shop locally this festive season. From December 4 until December 20, purchases of more than $10 in participating stores will allow shoppers to enter and go into the draw to win one of three gift voucher packs valued at $500.
The packs will include ten $50 vouchers which can be redeemed at those businesses within six months. The Express managing editor Carl Portella said the competition was all about rewarding people for shopping locally. “It’s about locals supporting locals,” he said. “Hopefully this will help stop some people going down the hill [to Cairns] to buy their Christmas presents
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State Police and Community Safety Minister Jack Dempsey opened the $445 million refurbishment of Lotus Glen Correctional Centre near Mareeba in April, yet many of the cells are still not being used.
Guards walk out in protest Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) to open the new Lotus Glen cells for future ‘surge’ events, also defending the decision to not open the cells earlier in the year. “QCS acknowledges the recommendation of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission and is continuing the process of preparing previously unused cells for occupancy,” a QCS spokesperson said. “QCS did not authorise the opening of the cells during the recent refurbishment because at that time they were not required due to lower prisoner numbers.” During the fiasco the prisoners from the Cairns Watch House were shuttled around the region, first being temporarily placed at Mareeba Watch House, sent back to Cairns overnight before finally being transferred into Lotus Glen’s new cells on November 28. The Express understands that there will be no disciplinary action taken against the staff involved in the strike but they will not be paid for that day. Together Union state secretary for corrections Norm Jacobsen said putting two prisoners inside a cell built for one would have had “huge implications” for safety. “If you have two guys in a cell that size, with one guy sleeping on the
By Boyd Robertson A strike by guards at Lotus Glen has forced the prison to finally start using the new cells built during the centre’s upgrade earlier in the year. Custodial staff at the prison walked off the job at 6:30am on November 27 after Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) instructed them to house 20 prisoners from the Cairns Watch House in already-occupied cells as part of a ‘surge capacity strategy’. ‘Surge capacity’ refers to the prison’s ability to relieve other overcrowded facilities, such as nearby watch houses, by housing inmates temporarily. Lotus Glen built 300 new cells during a multi-million dollar refurbishment completed in April but had not opened them in the eight months since. The decision by QCS to doubleup prisoners in single-person cells despite having empty cells available - was a step too far for the Together Union, who said the move would increase the risk of violence against both inmates and guards. In response, more than 40 guards walked out, leaving behind management staff and 606 prisoners, who were secured in their cells before the strike. After negotiations to end the walkout concluded, QCS indicated it will follow a recommendation from the
Show of support for Indie Rose Hundreds of people across Queensland wore pink and black on November 29 to show support for leukaemia sufferer toddler Indie Rose Taurima and her family. The sad news that Indie had relapsed after bone marrow treatment prompted supporters in Mareeba, Atherton, Cairns, Charters Towers and many other locations to
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Christmas Night markets in Mareeba The annual Christmas Night Markets at the Mareeba Post Office Centre kicked off on Friday night, November 29, and will run every Friday night up to Christmas. The ever popular night markets offer fun, Christmas shopping and entertainment for all, in one great location. Not only is there more than 20 market stalls to choose some great Christmas gifts from but Marama Jewellery is also open late on the Friday nights and Vincenzo’s Coffee Lounge is open for dinner, coffee and cake and many more yummy delights. The night markets also feature Christmas
carols, face painting, a ham wheel and heaps more for the whole family to enjoy. For the kids the popular colouring competition (below) is now open and runs till Christmas with great prizes on offer for all age groups this year. Santa has also taken time out of his busy pre Christmas schedule to attend the night markets so all the kids can have a photo with Santa every Friday night. The night markets run from 5pm to 9pm every Friday night leading up to Christmas. The last market will be held on Friday, December 20, 2013.
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Member for Cook David Kempton and Queensland Fire Service Commissioner Lee Johnson open the Western Command Office in Atherton.
$200,000 firies command centre By Ryan Groube No longer will the Tableland’s eight fire stations be coordinated from a two-room office that doesn’t “have enough room to swing a cat”. On November 26, Member for Cook David Kempton and the state’s top firie, Queensland Fire Service Commissioner Lee Johnson, opened a new $200,000 western command office in Atherton. Following the opening of the western command, Mr Kempton and Mr Johnson travelled to Millaa Millaa to officially open the town’s new $1 million station. The new facility replaces a pokey-old station and includes an appliance bay, training room, external training area, patio and amenities. The QFRS Western Command Office provides the overall management for all fire stations on the Tableland and is responsible for budgeting, maintenance and staff operations – including the purchase of equipment as well as recruitment. Area commander, Inspector Greg Livingstone said the new digs are long overdue and would allow his team to be centralised in one location. “The set up we have had [at the Atherton fire station] just didn’t work,” he said. “All our documents were pigeon-holed at the front office, there wasn’t enough room for all our staff and when we had briefings there wasn’t enough room to swing a cat. “This new building will allow us to work more closely as a team and let us do things that we just couldn’t do before.” Mr Johnson said it was essential that members of the fire service were operating out of adequate facilities. “In Atherton we have provided a proper administration area for the command
which will now become the focal point for administration on the Tableland,” he said. “Previously, the facilities were basic and cramped and had none of the important technology – such as video conferencing – that is vital.” At the opening, Mr Johnson also presented two Tableland fire-fighters, Eddie Huffam and Kent Bewick – with diligent and ethical service medals. Mr Bewick, who is based at the Mareeba station, has worked for the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service for 21 years and said he was honoured to receive the award. Mr Johnson said the diligent service medal recognised outstanding service and said one mark against a fire-fighter’s record disqualified them from the award. “Most of our firies who have performed well throughout their career would tell you that they are just doing their job, but in many cases doing their job puts them in dangerous positions,” the commissioner said. “These people have done the hard yards over a number of years and I think it is incredibly important to recognise that.” Mr Kempton said officers on the Tableland no longer were required to just fight fires and were well-trained for a variety of scenarios including road crash rescue. “Last financial year fire fighters attended more than 640 incidents across the region,” he said. “These new facilities will ensure they have enough space to take a break and recharge following fire events. “In Atherton, the new-look Western Command Office includes a reception area, area command office, lunch room and amenities.”
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Storm deluge in Mareeba By Boyd Robertson
The wet season has arrived early on the Tablelands this year, with nearly three times the amount of November rain in Mareeba compared to previous years. The town recorded a total of 155 millimetres of rain last month, compared to the average November rainfall of 52 millimetres. Mareeba hasn’t had a November this wet since 2010, in which 189 millimetres fell on the town. Sudden storms took the Tableland by surprise last week, dropping heavy rain on Mareeba and damaging structures at Emerald Creek. More than 70 millimetres fell on Mareeba on November 24 alone. Farm harvests, road works and sporting facilities alike are all affected by the rain. Mareeba District Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association president Joe Moro said that while a few early showers wouldn’t be a disruption for fruit pickers, continued rain could cause a problem. “Generally rain this time of year is something we don’t look forward to because it can make harvesting difficult,” Mr Moro said. “It’s not a major problem at this stage but if it keeps coming down it turns the ground into mud and generally makes things difficult.” “We would have preferred a wet sea-
son in about February or March, but it’s not like we can control the weather as farmers so we deal with it as it comes.” Mareeba United Football Club president Alex Srhoj was forced to cancel six-a-side soccer training at Borzi Park on November 27 after the field was completely soaked by heavy rains on that day. “The slippery conditions on the field means we have concerns for player safety,” Mr Srhoj said. “We will be scheduling catch-up sessions but we’re definitely not keen for a lot more rain.” A Transport and Main Roads spokesperson said that works on a “large volume” of road reconstruction sites across the Tableland had been impacted due to the wet weather. “Work is continuing, however, progress has been slowed,” the spokesperson said. The early Tableland rains this year have been brought on by premature tropical activity in the Gulf of Carpentaria and Northern Territory, including the formation of Tropical Cyclone Alessia. These wet conditions might not last, however – The Bureau of Meteorology predicts a 60 per cent chance of a drier-than average summer this year. The tropical parts of the Pacific Ocean, which acts as the engine of northern Australia’s weather, are in an ENSO-neutral state, meaning we are not being affected by either the El Nino or La Nina events.
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Skybury Coffee Recognised
SKYBURY Coffee has been recognised for excellence in food tourism last night at the Tropical North Queensland Tourism Awards. Accepting the award was Skybury Coffee owner and director Ian MacLaughlin, who said receiving the award was a real highlight for the family owned farming business that was established together with his wife Marion in 1987. Skybury Coffee is a plantationbased tourism attraction located near Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands. It produces papaya, bananas and is one of Australia’s largest producers and exporters of raw green coffee, however, it is its coffee brand Skybury
Coffee that is most widely known for. “Our key objective is to focus on introducing thousands more people to world class Australian coffee by the tourism experience we offer. “There is no better way to do this than through a purpose built facility that promotes Australian coffee, but just as importantly, provides an enjoyable and unforgettable experience that connects them with the industry,” he said. The location of the centre in a beautiful, natural bush setting also adds an historic and unique dimension. As well as coffee, guests can buy plantation grown bananas and papayas plus a range of quality related giftware and produce.
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He said those visiting Skybury not only had the opportunity to enjoy the seasonal menu at the Australian Coffee Centre’s 120+ cover restaurant, they also had the opportunity to tour the plantation in a vehicle and on foot, sample farm grown produce on the farm, and experience the coffee tasting laboratory featuring the coffee ‘cupping’ experience. In addition to the Australian Coffee Centre, Skybury has also widened the base of its clientele in recent years following a joint venture between Host Plus and Skybury at the Cairns Domestic Airport with two Skybury Coffee Cafes in the arrivals and departures areas.
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HERBERTON Historic Village has won the Heritage and Cultural Tourism Award at the TNQ Tourism Awards last night, November 29. It caps off a week of highlights for the Village, which was also awarded a bronze at the State Queensland Tourism Awards in the same category. It was pitted against organisations including Queensland Rail’s Spirit of Queensland and the Workshops Rail Museum in Brisbane. Craig Kimberley, owner of Herberton Historic Village, said the team at the Village were incredibly proud to be recognised not only in the tropical north region but also in Queensland. “The standard of products and entries into the Queensland Tourism Awards was incredibly high and the whole team here at the Village takes considerable pride in being named a bronze winner in a field of highly competitive Queensland contenders.” The award category aims to recognise tourism operations that foster a greater understanding of history, heritage and culture. Entrants should offer visitors an insight into Australia’s history and heritage and its contemporary culture. He said it had been an exciting year for Herberton Historic Village, which saw the construction of one of North Queensland’s longest suspension bridges across Wild River as well as the opening of a number of new exhibits including the Chemist Shop. Visits from the Emirates Melbourne Cup, The Today Show and Qantas Magazine also capped off the year. “This is the first time we have entered the state awards and we are incredibly proud of our achievement. This wouldn’t have been possible without the fantastic team at the Village as well as the wonderful community of Herberton who are behind us 100% in everything we do.”
The Express wishes to clarify that comments made by Mr Robert Matthews in November 27’s issue (‘New centre for Kuranda’, page 4) were made in his capacity as head of the Kuranda Chamber of Commerce, not as a member of the Kuranda Infrastrucutre Advisory Committee. The Express apologises for any misunderstanding.
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DAVID Kempton, the Member for Cook, has welcomed the State Government’s allocation of almost $30,000 in funding for the Mareeba District Rodeo & Show Association. The $29, 952 in funds has been allocated through a Local Government grants program, is designed to ensure communities throughout Queensland continue to host their signature events. “The Mareeba Rodeo gives the people in this region an annual opportunity to come together and enjoy what’s great about this area,” Mr Kempton said. “It is an absolute highlight on the Far Northern social calendar and it is fantastic that our Government is keeping this tradition alive.” The government has also announced a $16,368 boost for the Atherton Tableland Agricultural Society. The money has been allocated through Local Government Minister David Crisafulli’s grants program and is designed to ensure communities throughout Queensland continue to host their signature events. “There are over 130 agricultural shows in Queensland, and more than half of those are in areas that were savaged during this year’s floods,” Mr Crisafulli said. “Most of the other areas are now being hit by drought, so more than ever, it’s important to prioritise what needs to be done to maintain a strong heartbeat in the bush.” Mr Crisafulli said the Atherton Show gave the community an annual opportunity to come together and promote what’s great about the area. “The show lets us showcase what we can do, as well as provide entertainment for all of the family,” he said. “In a year when many of the state’s communities have been through so much, it’s especially important to have an event that everyone can look forward to.” Mr Crisafulli said the money was part of the Newman Government’s push to empower local communities and strengthen regional Queensland. Clarification of Matthews Comments
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Robyn’s missionary trip By Ryan Groube An Atherton teacher has returned home after leading a team of four through impoverished villages in Kenya and an inner city slum in Nairobi in a bid to improve the lives of young children. On September 21, Robyn Lindsay and her team of volunteers were waiting at the Kisumu Airport for a connecting flight to Nairobi after a week conducting free eye screenings for school children near Kenya’s third largest city. At the airport lounge, a beat-up television began broadcasting images of panic and turmoil as unidentified gunmen stormed the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi leading to the death of 72 people including 61 civilians. Despite the carnage, and advice from the Australian Government not to travel to Nairobi, Mrs Lindsay said she and her team of Hope Global volunteers never seriously considered not getting on the plane to Kenya’s capital city. “We knew that where we were going wasn’t going to be a target,” the part-time special education advisory teacher at Atherton’s Jubilee Christian College said. “They [terrorists from Islamist group al-Shabaab] were targeting wealthy areas and where we were going was certainly the other end. We knew that we would Robyn Lindsay thanks optometrist Jeffrey Reid and his wife and practice manager Janine for the donation of eye be safe in the slums.” drops used on a volunteering trip to Kenya, inset, Cheryl Blackwell administers an eye exam. The team: Cheryl Blackwell, who conducted programs for the paying their own way – Tableland businesses also lent a hand do- have great difficulty learning,” Mrs Lindsay said. vision impaired with the Department of Education in New South “The surgery will make a huge difference for those four children Wales, Sandra Martin an administrator from Charles Sturt Univer- nating cases of eye drops for the teams first leg. On September 13, the team flew into Kisumu – a port city with but even the glasses and the eye drops will help to improve educasity, teacher Emma Ellis as well as a photographer from New Zealand were about to spend for days conducting literacy programs at a population of just under 400,000 – before travelling west to the tional outcomes.” Awasi district. On November 26, Mrs Lindsay visited Jeffrey Reid Optometrist Bethlehem Community School in the Soweto slum. In partnership with a not-for profit organisation as well as Saba- in Atherton to thank the long-time owners of the business for their The school is home to 240 children – 100 of whom are orphans who are allowed to board at the school – is run by charity BCC tia Eye Hospital, the team set up a makeshift clinic which provided generous donation of eye drops. free screening for about 12 schools in the region. Doctor Jeffrey Reid said that he was “happy to help” and that Africa, and is funded by donations. During their weeklong visit, the team screened about 150 chil- the standard of eye care in the developing world was often so poor “The children there are amazing. They now the only way that they can change their circumstances is to do well at school,” Mrs dren with four needing juvenile cataract surgery - funded by Aus- that even the simplest conditions could leave people “unable to tralian donations of US$1200 to Hope Global - 37 provided with contribute to their families”. Lindsay said. Tableland Guardian Pharmacy also made a donation of eye “Our team took their teachers through education training in the prescription glasses and the rest given non-prescription eye drops areas of math, numeracy and literacy. We also ran teambuilding to combat an unknown condition in the region which causes red drops to Mrs Lindsay. and itchy eyes. Mrs Lindsay said she had developed an affinity for Africa while workshops and workshops on computer use. The team, through Mrs Martin, also collected data about the on holiday as an 18-year-old but career and family had seen her un“The whole point of our visit is to build their capacity with what they already have and help them improve and become stronger. students eye condition which has been compiled and forwarded to able to return until she first volunteered with Hope Global in 2011. Hope Global is a not-for-profit that operates in Rwanda, Uganda, Then we step back and let them get on with it. We want to make Sabatia Eye Hospital to allow them to do targeted outreach programs. Kenya and Cambodia and has a key focus on delivering education ourselves replaceable.” “The reality for many of these kids is that if they can’t see they programs in countries devastated by war, genocide and poverty. The trip was funded on a bare-bones budget, with volunteers
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Christmas and New Year Closure Council operations will be closed between Christmas and New Year period on the following dates: From NoonTuesday, 24 December, 2013 Wednesday, 25 December, 2013 - Christmas Day Public Holiday Thursday, 26 December, 2013 - Boxing Day Public Holiday Friday, 27 December, 2013 - Council Closed Monday, 30 December, 2013 - Council Closed Tuesday, 31 December, 2013 - Council Closed Wednesday, 1 January, 2014 - New Years Day Public Holiday Thursday, 2 January, 2014 - Tablelands Regional Council and the new Mareeba Shire Council open for business. A skeleton crew will be maintained on duty for the duration of the shutdown to maintain basic community services. Please refer to Council’s website for any changes to services over this period. After Hours Support: If the matter is a life threatening situation please dial 000 immediately. Otherwise, please call the relevant 1300 number if your call relates to urgent matters such as dog attacks, stray or distressed animals or infrastructure emergencies you will be asked to press 1 to be diverted to our After Hours Contact team. If the matter is not urgent, you will be asked to press 2 to leave a voice message. Alternatively please call back on 2 January during normal business hours.
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Lotus Glen guards protest FROM P3 floor and another guy stepping over him to get the toilet, you’re going to have a situation where prisoners are fighting,” he said. “We were concerned for prisoner and staff safety if this happened, because we are in the business of making sure staff go home to their families at the end of their shifts and prisoners go home to theirs at the end of their sentences.” Mr Jacobsen said that the new cells had not been used since the refurbishment because the government was unwilling to pay staff to patrol them. “Treasury will not release the funds to pay for staff to
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50 years of fire fighting By Boyd Robertson Fifty years of protecting the community from bushfires has been celebrated by the Julatten Rural Fire Brigade at their headquarters at Kingfisher Park. Firies, friends and family gathered at the HQ on November 30 for the unveiling of a Members Board listing the names of those who were part of the brigade. The board lists 205 names, including that of Keith Brown, who served as third officer at the brigade’s first meeting in 1963. Mr Brown was at the 50th anniversary to cut the brigade’s birthday cake and receive a commemorative mug from fellow firies. The first set of equipment purchased by the brigade included four knapsack spray units and 12 beaters for manually bashing out flames. Half a century later the brigade now boasts two medium attack vehicles and 50 members, with 21 of those being active firefighters. The brigade’s current first officer, Wally Gray, said the task of tracking down the various names for the Members Board had been extensive. “It took me a good five or six months to find them all,” he said. “The big problem was that nobody really kept any records – plus there’s a couple of big family groups around here so a lot of people would put their names in as initials, you’d mark them down as different people only to find out later on it was the same bloke.”
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Kindy graduation The Kindergarten class of 2013 at Mareeba Child Care and Kindergarten Inc, held their graduation ceremony at the Dunlop Street centre on Saturday, November 23. The kindergarten children who head off to prep in 2014 celebrated the occasion with a concert and afternoon tea for the parents, teachers and educators. Each of the children were presented with a graduation hat and certificate to mark the milestone. A special graduation cake that featured photos of each of the graduating kids was also cut on the day by the two eldest and youngest children in the class along with Kindergarten teacher Mrs Barbara Srhoj.
Adam and Linda Roy of Mareeba welcomed their first child into the world on November 21, 2013. A baby girl, Alana Roy, was born at the Cairns Private Hospital. Alana is the first grandchild for Gerard and Bernadine Van Der Salm of St Jansteen, Holland, and 5th grandchild for Peter and Irene Roy of Mareeba. Photos by grandad Peter Roy.
It's the season of fun and there's a pile of family movies coming to The Rising Sun Cinema from this week, until the end of the school holidays. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2, starts the ball rolling this Thursday and what a wonderful family film it is. Full of colour and good old fashioned fun for all ages. JACKASS: BAD GRANPA and HUNGER GAMES – CATCHING FIRE, also continue their run at the Mareeba cinema. If you have not seen either of these, then this is
your last week of opportunity. There's also one final screening today of THE BUTLER, which has proved hugely successful at the Rising Sun. So don't miss out on this excellent true story, with an all star cast.
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Local fashion house Sonlia Fashion had huge success at the Melbourne Cup racing carnival with not one, but six clients making it through to the preliminary finals over the week. Local Zumba instructor, Debbie Ball, also made the top 10 on Oaks Day in her Sonlia Fashion creation. Mareeba fashionista Gracyn Marsterson was also featured in a full page spread in the Melbourne Age in her Sonlia Fashion designer category outfit.
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characters Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) and Billy (Jackson Nicoll) will take movie audiences along for the most insane hidden camera road trip ever captured on camera. Along the way Irving will introduce the young and impressionable Billy to people, places, and situations that give new meaning to the term "childrearing". The duo will encounter male strippers, disgruntled child beauty pageant contestants (and their equally disgruntled mothers), funeral home mourners, biker bar patrons, and a whole lot of unsuspecting citizens. Real people in unreal situations, making for one really messed up comedy.
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
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After the disastrous food storm in the first film, Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. When Flint discovers that his machine still operates and now creates mutant food beasts like living pickles, hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees and apple piethons, he and his friends must return to save the world.
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Cane transportation workshop planned Mackay Sugar has held a planning workshop to address community concerns associated with the transportation of Tableland cane to Mossman Mill via the Mt Molloy and Julatten townships from 2014. The workshop, held in Mareeba, brought together community representatives from Mt Molloy and Julatten and representatives from Qube Logistics (Mackay Sugar’s transport supplier), Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR), Queensland Police and Mackay Sugar. Mackay Sugar’s Chief Executive Officer Quinton Hildebrand said feedback from the workshop’s participants has indicated the workshop was a productive process for all involved. “During the workshop, participants explored community concerns associated with the cane transportation activity and identified potential solutions for each of these concerns. “The information gathered at the
workshop will assist Mackay Sugar to develop a transportation strategy that takes these concerns into account,” Mr Hildebrand said. The next workshop is scheduled to occur early next year and will involve a review of the actions identified for implementation under the cane transportation strategy. A community information session is also expected to be held in April next year, providing the Mt Molloy and Julatten communities an opportunity to discuss the outcomes of the planning workshops. The workshop was held as part of Mackay Sugar’s community consultation process associated with the (17 April) announcement regarding Mackay Sugar and Tableland Canegrowers Limited entering into Cane Supply Agreements with cane growers on the Atherton Tablelands, which will result in approximately 700,000 tonnes of cane being supplied from the Atherton Tablelands to Mackay Sugar’s Mossman Mill from May 2014.
Numbers increased at sale Mareeba Combined Agents penned a total of 483 head of Prime and Store cattle for this week’s market. Numbers increased by 96 head, values declined for the better finished heavy Bullocks and Cows but rates did improve slightly for Heavy Slaughter Bulls. Bullocks and Steers suitable for the Local trade sold to values -6 c/ kg lower than last weeks and Bullocks suitable for the Export Slaughter Trade were back by -4 c/ kg for the best on offer. Cows suitable for the Local Wholesale market
improved by +14 c/ kg and returned a stronger average than the previous week. Cows suitable for the Export Slaughter trade dropped in value with some heavy Cows selling to rates -7 c/ kg under last week’s top of 142 c/ kg. There has been a positive change in rates being offered for Heavy Slaughter Bulls. The best topped last week’s high of 130 c/ by +13 c/ kg. Store steers and Heifers enjoyed some invigorated demand with a local Feed Lotter and some local fatteners competing for what was available.
MAREEBA LIVEWEIGHT CATTLE
MARKET REPORT Prime Quotes (c/kg) Butcher’s steers (16 heAD) Butcher’s heifers (12 heAD) whOlesAle cOws (19 heAD) BullOcks expOrt slAughter mArket (96 heAD) cOws expOrt slAughter mArket (24 heAD) Bulls expOrt slAughter mArket (84 heAD) store Quotes (c/kg) stOre steers BrAhmAN stOre heifers BrAhmAN crOss cOws & cAlves uNit
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LNP politicians have blasted Member for Kennedy Bob Katter’s (inset) claims he played an important role in rebuilding cattle trade to Indonesia in after the 2011 live export ban.
Katter’s claims slammed by LNP By Boyd Robertson As the fallout from the Indonesian phone-tapping scandal threatens Australian live cattle exports, LNP politicians have slammed Member for Kennedy Bob Katter’s claims of involvement in restoring that vital trade. The Indonesian government has said it may consider finding alternate sources of cattle after the scandal broke several weeks ago, worrying farmers who are still recovering from the market shock of the live export ban in 2011. Federal member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch and Queensland Agriculture Minister John McVeigh have both sharply disputed Mr Katter’s comments that he worked closely with the Cattle Crisis Committee to rebuild trade relations with Indonesia in the wake of the live export ban. Mr Katter contacted The Express to relay his views on the spying scandal on November 19 and also appeared on the ABC’s ‘7:30’ program on November 26 to speak about the issue. “We’ve just finished rebuilding the beef highway into Indonesia, now it turns out Gillard has left a landmine in it and blown the highway up,” Mr Katter told The Express. “There’s years of work by myself and the Cattle Crisis Committee with the Indonesian ambas-
sador to re-open that market and now it has all been lost thanks to this unforgivable violation of the trust of our neighbours.” Mr Entsch, however, rubbished Mr Katter’s claims. “Katter did nothing during the entire live export debacle,” he said. “He is absolutely the last person that should talking about this, let alone waving his own flag over it all. “He’s got quite the hide to come out and criticise Labor over this considering it was their preference deal that kept him in power in Kennedy.” In a press release Mr McVeigh also weighed in on the issue, saying Mr Katter was claiming credit for others’ work. “The facts are, it was the Queensland and Northern Territory governments that started to rebuild the relationship with Indonesia,” he said. “My Northern Territory counterpart Minister for Agriculture, Willem Westra van Holthe, and I met with the key Indonesian ministers including Minister for Agriculture Suswono, Minister for Trade Irawan Wirjawan as well as other trade officials in April this year. “Before Bob Katter rushes to start spruiking about his own self-importance on national TV and claiming credit for saving our beef industry he really should look back over the federal election results for a reality check.”
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Set in an ideal location on over 32 room and a beautifully thought-out fully fenced acres with an immacu- timber kitchen with quality appliances lately presented Queenslander style and dual oven. home and a detached serviced guest The massive shed is a sure winaccommodation. ner accommodating four vehicles and The emphasis of this property is on plenty of room for storage. The current owners have decided total relaxation and privacy with a sizable rear deck extending the home's it has become too much for them and living space for alfresco dinning and a are reluctantly selling their pride and stunning outlook overlooking the fam- joy of over 23 years, therefore being realistic in meeting the current market. ily swimming dam and pontoon. Blue chip acreage properties of The entire property is naturally beautiful with an open forest land- this calibre at this entry level price scape and the majority of the land has don't last so make your move today. been improved with a variety of pasture and another three dams are also For further information or a priscattered around the property giving vate viewing please call Marketing you an endless amount of water-sup- Agent Andrew Rogato on 0418 183 ply all year round, just a perfect en- 444. Rogatobros.com.au/2520685 vironment for your ponies and some cattle. The lawns and garAddress: Mareeba dens are meticulously Inspect: By Appointment maintained as is the Price: $629,000 NEG home featuring three Agent: Andrew Rogato generous size bedRogato Bros Real Estate rooms, two office areas, Contact: 0418 183 444 family room, lounge
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What more could you want? Situated only 5 klms from Mareeba on the Cairns side, this four bedroom masonry block home on 18 acres is just loaded with potential. The beautiful bush backdrop, permanent flowing creek and expansive lawns would make this property an ideal hobby farm or private retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Features include a comfortable open plan living, spacious kitchen, built-in-robes in all but one of the bedrooms and a fantastic large back patio overlooking this lovely property. Approximatley five acres around the house backs onto Cobra creek with the remaining 13 acres of natural bushland across the creek. The large five-megalitres of water allocation from the channel is a huge bonus for those interested in gardening. The 20m x 7m steel shed with 4 bays (each bay 5m wide - 1 enclosed) will cater for all your storage needs. Soak up this wonderful lifestyle - cool breezes, permanent creek and a short commute to the beautiful Emerald Falls. What more could you want? Contact John Goncalves on 0407 690 961. Address: Price: Agent: Contact:
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MAREEBA $470,000 NEG EXCLUSIVE John Goncalves Ray White Rural Mareeba
QUIET LIFE MINUTES FROM TOWN • Situated on a 3338m2 allotment in a quite cul-de-sac • Modern 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home • Ensuite in master with “his and hers” built-in robes • 2 separate living areas • Tiled patio with timber feature for privacy • Modern kitchen features breakfast bar / server • Fully fenced yard with established gardens • 6m x 7m Colorbond shed with 3.6m x 6m lean-to If you’re looking for an immaculate family home with room to move, then don’t go past this property without an inspection. Price: $445,000 Neg Contact: Exclusive Agent John Goncalves on 0407 690 961
SURPRISINGLY “BIG” UNDER ROOF The saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” rings true in this instance, as this home is surprisingly large under roof with loads of features. • 4 bedrooms, all with built-ins (3 with airconditioning) • 2 bathrooms, main completely renovated with spa • Kitchen has ample bench and cupboard space • Huge main living area with airconditioning and security screens • Full length tiled patio complete with sun shades • Large 6m x 8m powered shed + greenhouse • Fenced with low maintenance front garden • Double carport Price: $334,000 Neg Contact: Exclusive Agent John Goncalves on 0407 690 961
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Want an acreage that offers both lifestyle and income, then this is the property for you! • Conveniently located on the Cairns side • Approximately 20 acres • 3 dwellings • Combination of mature fruit trees including mangoes, citrus & exotic fruits • 3 bay lockable shed + machinery shed • Bore + dam • Amenities block Vendors are motivated and priced this property to meet the market! Price: $609,000 Neg Contact: Exclusive Agent Norma Moloney on 0417 541 126 or John Goncalves on 0407 690 961
Imagine Christmas drinks on your back deck overlooking a private garden with permanent creek. It’s possible!
• Beautifully built 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home • Gorgeous rear timber deck with servery • Double carport leads to front slate patio • Landscaped 3038m2 allotment with water features • 9m x 4.5m shed (built to house caravan with additional enclosed workshop) • Zoned “Light Industrial” Price: $365,000 Neg Contact: John Goncalves on 0407 690 961
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Looking for a good priced family home close to parks, schools and shops? Then this is definitely one for you to inspect. The highset home features three air-conditioned bedrooms, polished timber floors and a spacious kitchen. From the air conditioned living room the double doors invite you out to the shaded verandah to enjoy some relaxation time. Downstairs is fully enclosed with laundry facilities and car space complete with roller door. Sitting on a fully fenced 754m2 block this neat and tidy family favourite is currently rented for $295.00 per week so would be an excellent investment property or first home. Contact Norma Moloney on 0417 541 126. www.raywhiteruralmareeba.com.au/912007 Address: Price: Agent: Contact:
MAREEBA Reduced to $238,000 EXCLUSIVE John Goncalves Ray White Rural Mareeba 0407 690 961
LOWSET MASONRY 2 1 1 BLOCK UNIT 2/24 WHITING ST, ATHERTON • 300 metres to shops, schools and medical centres • Ceiling fans and security screens throughout • Low Body Corp fees • Verandah, private fenced lawn and garden
140 acres freehold, highway frontage, motivated vendor This 140 acre property located on the Kennedy Highway between Koah and Speewah has the potential to be subdivided like the neighbouring estate, Cardinia. Previously utilised as a fish/shellfish farm, the location of this property has unmatched potential. Picturesque, panoramic views of the surrounding mountains enhance this unique property. A two bedroom home, massive dam, multiple house sites, various sheds and other multi-purpose infrastructure is located here. The two bedroom home has a renovated, modern kitchen with an electric wall oven and stove, two good-sized bedrooms and a renovated bathroom. Featuring an open plan design, this home also includes
a basic front patio and external laundry. Air-conditioning services one bedroom. There is some landscaping surrounding the house and some fencing to the property. A galvanised steel structure of approximately 1200m2 could be used in a variety of different ways. FEATURES: • Approx 140 acres • Kennedy Highway Frontage • Subdivision potential, next to Cardinia • 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home • Panoramic mountain views • Galvanised steel structure of 1200m2 • Massive dam
• Various sheds • Some fencing • Multiple house sites • Other multi-purpose infrastructure For more information, or to arrange an inspection, please contact your exclusive sales consultant Remo Esposito of Sibi Girgenti Real Estate. Phone 4092 5566 or 0401 969 473. www.girgentigroup.com
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Situated 10 minutes North of Mareeba is 50.19 hectares that is currently being used to run a very successful business, Mudpark Australia - Far North Queensland's only purpose built ATV track. Features of this property include a steel framed shed with amenities, set on an elevated bank. There is also extra shed space with a lean-to at the rear which can act as garage space or a tool shed. To the front of the shed are two holding dams which provide a great water feature for the property, and a third dam currently being used as a mud puddle for the business. All dams are currently stocked with Barramundi. One of the major advantages offered by this property is that it lends itself to agistment. Fencing
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is in place and there is water on hand, so all that is needed is the livestock. The property has two road frontages, Mulligan Highway and Hodzic Road. For further information or to arrange an inspection, please call John Falvo on 0408 456 344 or Mareeba Property Office on 4092 1355.
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This extra size corner allotment is in the nicest of neighbourhoods and only blocks away from town. Surrounded by shrubs and trees of all kinds it gives you that great feeling of privacy and your own contentment. The house is full of beautiful timber as in floors, walls etc. Brand new bathroom with two shower heads, renovated kitchen, tiled downstairs lounge and heaps more that has already been done to this property. The garage is double length and fully fitted out with tiles, windows, walls and a ceiling as well as power and water so it could serve a number of purposes. The Seller is just about all packed up and ready to move to his new residence down south so we are kin to sell this home by the weekend.
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The excitement builds as our new sales office is being constructed on Hastie Road. As a result the Display Home at 31 Amaroo Drive, is looking for a new owner and the price has been reduced to $424,000, negotiable. Impeccably designed and built to exacting standards, this unique, modern Queenslander is sure to impress the astute buyer who has an eye for quality. Located in the prestigious Amaroo Park Estate, surrounded by impeccable homes. Featuring a tremendously well planned floor plan, designed with living in the tropics in mind, promising many hours of pleasure enjoying the company of family and friends. Master chef kitchen – straight out of the pages of a “House & Garden Magazine”, feature stunning stone bench tops, con-
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temporary under mount sinks plus a 90cm stainless steel electric oven, 5 burner gas cook top and range hood. State of the art appliances are also included. Dishwasher, two-door Samsung Refrigerator (complete with ice and water dispenser) and Microwave. Quality floor tiles, Designer range of tiled splash back. Featuring an innovative servery providing easy access to entertainment area Four bedrooms, two bathrooms. The master bedroom feature a walk-in-robe and air-conditioning, add a designer en suite, double shower, separate toilet. There are three spacious bedrooms, two with built-ins and curtains, all carpeted with large screened windows for air flow and natural light. Family bathroom with separate toilet, bathtub and shower plus
its’ own linen cupboard. The Spacious laundry will delight, with plenty of cupboards and bench space. Clever floor plan provides an abundance of linen/storage areas Situated on an elevated corner position, 888m2 landscaped gardens, dual access, established landscaped gardens and a watering system with timer. Spacious double lock garage with louvres for increased airflow. Open for inspection Wednesday to Sunday 10am-3pm or by appointment, 31 Amaroo Drive, Amaroo park Estate, Mareeba. Priced at $424,000 NEG. Contact Debbie on 0409 321 920, or visit us at www. amarooparkestate.com.au
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March 21 to Apr 20
Don’t trust a deal that looks too good, or a lover who appears to have it all. Seminars will provide you with knowledge and amusement. You are best to do something energetic with friends instead. You are best to keep hard feelings to yourself.
Max 30o Min 17o Tide Times 0317 0.16 1006 3.12 1608 0.95 2149 2.30
Max 30o Min 21o
Max 31o Min 23o
Tide Times 0403 0.27 1056 3.06 1703 1.04 2244 2.14
Tide Times 0453 0.47 1151 2.94 1810 1.13 2351 1.98
Tide Times 0551 0.72 1256 2.78 1938 1.15
Tide Times 0115 1.88 0700 0.98 1409 2.65 2109 1.08
Tide Times 0253 1.90 0829 1.19 1524 2.55 2218 0.94
Max 30o Min 22o
Max 31o Min 22o
Tide Times 0425 2.06 1004 1.26 1633 2.49 2310 0.80
Method 1. Place chocolate in a large mixing bowl. 2. Place cream in a saucepan and bring to the boil. 3. Immediately pour cream over chocolate. 4. Mix until chocolate has melted. This is called a ganache. 5. Set aside at room temperature, covered, for 1-1 1/2 hours to cool completely and until set. 6. Use a teaspoon to spoon out bite-sized pieces. 7. Dust your hands with a little icing sugar to prevent them sticking and roll mixture into balls in the palm of your hands. 8. Roll in cocoa; serve with coffee.
HANDY CHRISTMAS HINT Only 28 Days until CHRISTMAS!!
June 22 to July 22
You might want to spend some time by yourself in order to decide exactly how you feel. Old friends may not like your choices. You may need to lend an ear to an old friend.
Buy a few extra gifts, such as chocolates, just in case you forget somebody or you have unexpected guests bearing gifts.
WORD SEARCH Christmas
July 23 to Aug 22
C R O S S
Don’t spend too much on products that promise amazing cosmetic results. It’s a favorable time for real estate, investments, and moneymaking opportunities to be successful. Aug 23 - Sept 23
Sept 24 to Oct 23
You will accomplish the most in the work environment this week. You need to get out if you want to meet potential partners. You could receive recognition for a job well done. Risky financial ventures will result in unrecoverable losses. Things will be hectic and family members will be erratic. Your lover will be annoyed with your participation.
Oct 24 to Nov 22
You can make a big difference to children if you are understanding of the difficulties they are experiencing. Lighten up your serious attitude Don’t let emotional upset force you into the poorhouse. Travel will be favorable. Resist overspending on luxury items.
Nov 23 to Dec 21
Insurance pay outs, tax rebates, or just plain luck. Do your job and don’t ask for favors. You will enjoy travel and getting together with peers. Attend to things that you should have done yesterday.
Dec 22 to Jan 20
You will be in the doghouse if you are being. Try to be reasonable. Try to keep any mood swings under control; they may result in alienation. This will be a great night to invite friend over to visit.
Jan 21 to Feb 19
Your intellectual charm will entice mates who have common interests. A passionate encounter with your mate should help alleviate that pent-up energy. You can win points if you present your ideas this week.
Max 30o Min 22o
- 225g dark chocolate - 175ml double cream - Icing sugar, to dust - Cocoa powder, sifted, to roll
April 21 to May 21
You can get into weight loss programs or go out and change your image with a new look in clothing, hairstyle, and attitude. A change is as good as a rest.
Max 30o Min 20o
Boyd’s Comic Relief
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.
Focus, and concentrate on yourself and your future. You may want to talk to your boss about your future goals. You may have a problem at work with a female coworker. May 22 to June 21 Gemini
k a e r b a e k Ta relax! and
Candy Cane Gifts
Jingle Bells Reindeer
Mistletoe Noel Santa
“We deem those happy who, from the experience of life, have learned to bear its ills, without being overcome by them.” - Juvenal Puzzle solutions 27th November
Feb 20 to March 20
Children may pose a problem if they don’t like suggestions. Don’t blow situations out of proportion. Try to be a bit more understanding or you may end up spending the evening alone. If everyone wants to do their own thing, let them.
ACROSS 7. The distance that the face of an electrical box protrudes. 8. Each of two or more compounds with the same formula but a different arrangement of atoms in the molecule. 9. A chemically inert gaseous element used chiefly in a type of electrical lamp. 10. A shift toward longer wavelengths of the spectral lines emitted by a celestial object that is caused by the object moving away from the earth. 11. An increasing of speed. 13. Tested and proved good, dependable, or trustworthy. 15. Commonly met with or observed in experience 16. Bad-tempered or hostile; quick to take offense. 18. A semi-fluid soap, made with potassium rather than sodium salts. 19. The back of a person’s neck. 21. A shallow dish, typically having a circular indentation in the centre.
22. The action of going out of or leaving a place.
DOWN 1. A procedure intended to establish the quality, performance, or reliability of something. 2. An attack made in response to one by an opponent. 3. The breastbone. 4. A woman’s or child’s loose blouse with a sailor collar. 5. A country in relation to its colonies. 6. The use of one’s own efforts and resources to achieve things without relying on others. 12. Land used for the keeping or grazing of sheep or cattle. 14. A device for fastening together sheets of paper with a staple 17. Feeling sad through sympathy with someone else’s misfortune. 20. A destructive insect or other animal that attacks crops, food, livestock, etc.
Tip ONE: Struggling to decide what to cook for dinner? Visit http://www.supercook.com and simply enter the ingredients you have at home and the website will bring up a list of recipe ideas using the ingredients.
Tip TWO: Got rusty tools? Soak them overnight in white vinegar and salt. They will turn up as good as new.
The Express, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 PAGE 21
Air Conditioning Auto Electrician
Beauty Therapy Blinds Brick laying Butcher
Childcare/ Kindergarten Cleaning Services Clothing Concerting Construction Curtains & Blinds
Earthmoving Electrical Embroidery
Machinery - Truck Hire Motor Mechanic
Handy Men House Removals
Farming Sector Fertilizer Floor Coverings
Pasture Seeds Photography Plumbing Pool Maintenance Promotion/Marketing
Transport Travel Tree Lopping
Security Skip Bins
Authorised Fujitsu Service Agent
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL
Tinaroo Creek Road, Mareeba • PO Box 1034 Mareeba 4880
P: 4092 6271
M: 0409 648 403 • F: 4092 6717
www.donhall.com.au ABN 80 179 825 363 • QBSA 59712 • ARC License AU24014
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
AIRCONDITIONER CLEANING Are your airconditioners smelling of mildew? We can clean them!!!
Contact: Barry & Jill HENDERSON Phone / Fax: 4092 2756 AUTO ELECTRICIAN
FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • IN HOUSE CONSULTATION Desiree & Mark Siemon - Phone: 4095 5669 - Mobile: 0408 887 701 Email: email@example.com - 31 Kennedy Highway, Tolga
“ACE IT EVERYTIME” SPECIALISTS IN:
Starter Motors & • CARS TRUCKS • GME & Uniden • CARAVANS Alternators, TRACTORS • 2 Way Radios, Spotlights • BIKES BUSES • & Accessories, Batteries & Accessories, Car Audio MOTORHOMES • • BOATS ALL YOUR AUTO ELECTRICAL NEEDS
JAMIE & ANTONELLA RYAN PH: 4091 2102 • FAX: 4091 5655
MAREEBA FLOOR COVERING CENTRE
Supply & Fit
159 Walsh St, Mareeba P: 4092 5466 M: 0419 736 229
www.girgentigroup.com ~ 4092 5566 BSA no. 1218243
MAREEBA BLOCK & BRICK LAYING CONTACT ROD: 0419 550 767 or 4092 4449
• Competitive Rates • Free Quotes • Quality Job Assured QSBA: 1139 505
CURTAINS & BLINDS
CURTAINS & BLINDS
FREE FREE Measure Measure and and Quote Quote Plus we sell...
Plus we sell...
Tracks > Rods > Accessories
TOLGA BUTCHERY MAIN STREET, TOLGA PH: (07) 4095 4207 MOB: 0438 954 206
CHILDCARE & KINDERGARTEN
Let the professionals take care of it!
Anti-Wrinkle & Swedish Dermal Filler Injections in Salon on Tuesday 26th Nov.
Call Sandro for your FREE QUOTE 0417 843 015 or Ph/Fax: 4092 7536 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Do it right the first time!
Jane Peters Phone: 0427 932 776
Email: email@example.com PO Box 1923, Mareeba Q.4880 ABN: 98 735 499 133
• DOZERS D7R & D7G • SCRAPER • WATER TRUCKS • BODY TRUCK • MINING • FARM CLEARING • ROAD WORKS
TOM SMITH P: 0407 161 783 F: 4092 7851 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
DeeB’s Grader Hire All Earthworks
0418 456 307
TABLELAND FERTILIZERS 40 ECLIPSE DRIVE, ATHERTON QLD. 4883 P: 4091 3100 F: 4091 3177
26 REYNOLDS ST, MAREEBA QLD. 4880 P: 4092 1174 F: 4092 3084
There’s always better value at CRT.
GRAHAME McKENZIE MOBILE 0407 226 022
ELECTRICAL SPECIALISING IN THE INSTALLATION OF: • CORK TILES • VINYLS • VINYL TILES • PARQUETRY • FLOOR SANDING • CARPET GOLD AllAn & DAni: MOBilE 0409 007 247 CARD P: 4091 3936 23 Louise St, Atherton Q.4883 707796
Sheryl Walker 4093 8427
Domestic Commercial Industrial Solar Repairs & Maintenance Telephone & Networking Cabling Airconditioning Installation & Electrical Wiring
96 James Street,Curtains Mareeba Competitive & Furnishings
2/5 Therwine St, Kuranda Q.4881 email@example.com
For all your Electrical, Airconditioning & Solar needs!
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY >Phone: & Accessories 0429 869 023
We are the future!
Constance Street.....................4092 1912 Director: Sue Powell Dunlop Street...........................4092 5277 Director: Kim-Marie Watkins Outside School Hours Care....4092 2431
Licence No. 51413 CEC No. A5891084
Tracks > Rods Competitive Curtains & Furnishings
ALL CLEANING & PEST SOLUTIONS
• Beauty Therapy • Makeup Artistry • Nail Technology
Phone: 4092 6203 • Fax: 4092 5723 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Licence No: 71735 - ACA: F0514381 - LO: 56130
Residential & Commercial Cleaning Solutions For: • Carpets • Tile & Grout • Vinyl • Upholstery • Rugs • Fabrics • Spot & Stain Removal • Mattresses • Pest Control • Driveways & Footpaths • 24 Hour Water Restoration • Home & Business Cleans • NEW Premier Shampoo & Steam Clean Service!
TO & W DA NDS E N AN LA R KU BLE TA
Mobile 0448 856 187 145 Hastie Road, Mareeba Qld/ 4880
Vertical & Venetian Blinds Panel Glides > Timber Blinds
T: 4092 2160 - M: 0417 758 302 E: email@example.com W: www.abelservices.com.au
Residential • Commercial • Phones/Data Repairs/Maintenance • Airconditioners
SONCIN ELECTRICAL PT
Trust the BLIND specialists!
65 Tolga Rd, Atherton • firstname.lastname@example.org
P: 4091 3925 • E: email@example.com
ATHERTON CAR ELECTRICS
• HATS • JEANS • SADDLERY • JEWELLERY • • BOOTS • SHIRTS • HOMEWARES • BAGS •
Mobile: 0419 709 522
SpecialiSing in: • Polishing & Sealing New Concrete • Re-Juvenating & Sealing Existing Concrete • Re-Sealing Existing Stampcrete, Covercrete & Pebbletex Surfaces
PAGE 22 Mareeba Express, Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Laser Electrical Mareeba Phone: (07) 4092 4146 99 Vaughan Street, Mareeba firstname.lastname@example.org www.mareeba.laserelectrical.com.au LIC. 55472 | ARC. AU31673
Carpet • Vinyl • CeramiCs Floating Floors • Blinds
Mareeba 4092 2800 Atherton 4091 3300 www.theexpressnewspaper.com.au
Trust the FLOOR Covering Man! Carpet & Vinyl > Carpet & Vinyl Tiles > Floating Floors
MAREEBA FLOOR COVERING CENTRE 159 Walsh St, Mareeba P: 4092 5466 M: 0419 736 229
Supply & Lay FREE Measure & Quote
FARMING SECTOR For all your labour requirements in the farming sector, please contact us for further information. Being involved in the farming sector for over 15 years, we are sure that we can be of help to you in any aspect of your labour requirements. “Many hands make light work”
email@example.com or Phone 0498 991 189
FUEL receive 4¢ per litre discount by presenting this ad
Service Station open to the public 24 hour Fuel Service to approved customers
D R S GLASS
PLUMBING, PUMPS & GAS
• GLASS REPLACEMENTS • SHOWER SCREENS • WARDROBES • MIRRORS • WINDOW & DOOR REPAIRS • SECuRITy & FLy SCREENS MAREEBA & THE TABLELANDS
ALL WORK UNDER $3300
0487 792 539 ABN 80 672 905 686
Phone/Fax: 4092 3563
• Mechanical Repairs for Cars & Light Commercials • Roadworthy Certificates • EFI Diagnostics • Carbon Clean for Diesels and EFI Vehicles
4 Services and All Mechanical Repairs 4 Roadworthy Inspection Station 74 Byrnes Street, P.O. Box 169, Mareeba Q.4880
PHONE: 0413 913 989 BSA LICENCE NO. 30191
Phone 4092 2644 Fax 4092 4220
Domestic, Commercial, Industrial and Maintenance Plumbing
HOME: 4092 1694 MOBILE: 0417 796 909
71 BYRNES STREET, MAREEBA “WE OFFER A COMPLETE ON SITE POOL SERVICE” ALL POOL SUPPLIES INCLUDING FREE WATER TESTING AND EXPERT ADVICE
IrrIgatIon DesIgn & supply
• Tracks & Rods • Furniture • Sheets & Towels • Floor Coverings
p: 4092 7333 m: 0402 031 813
POOL MAINTENANCE & POOL SHOP
For Bulk Fuel & Oil Contact Head Office at Miallo (07) 4098 8222
Budget Blinds, Curtains and Materials
24 Hour Service Covering all areas
ABN 26 111 244 823
7 BOWER ST, MAREEBA INDUSTRIAL PARK P: (07) 4092 2472 • F: (07) 4092 2668
FRANK DE ROSA LICENSED PLUMBER AND DRAINER
A.J. MYLES & CO.
• Modern Equipment • Restumped & Raised • Houses Bought & Sold • Insurance Cover
Gas & Gas Applianes, Water Filtration & Purification, Maintenance Plumbing, Pumps, Sewer & Storm Water Solutions
45 Chewko Rd, P.O. Box 131, MAREEBA
HOUSE RELOCATORS Complete House Relocation Services
BSA 116 4856
Installation, Servicing & Repairs
QBSA 50670 - LICENCE NO. 10516
PHONE: 0413 013 297
• 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
LICENSED POOL SAFET Y INSPECTOR
FREE MEASURE & QUOTE!
HASTIE CENTRE FURNISHINGS
209 Byrnes St, Mareeba • P: 4092 1017 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
BRIAN LOCCISANO MANAGER - NORTH QUEENSLAND
John and Pete We do just about everything!
Seven Building TradeS Seven elecTronic TradeS •GeneralCarpentry,Cupboards ElectronicRepairsandAdvice• •Painting,Plastering,Doors&Locks AntennaSystems&Outlets• •Tiling,Paving,SmallConcreting SatelliteFree-to-air,Data&Comms• •Kitchens,Bathrooms,Fencing TheatreSystems,PVRs,DVDs• and did i mention We do laWns & gardens!
0409 802 778
0447 317 797
Pensioner Discounts available & Free quotes! (will accept jobs under $3300 only)
Glazing ExclusivE Nth Qld AmplimEsh AgENts
• Sliding Glass Doors & Windows • Residential & Commercial Glazing • Shower Screens & Robes • Glass Replacement • Security Doors • Security Screens • Fly Screens • Louvres • Mirrors
30 James Street, Mareeba
PHONE: 4092 2314 • FAX: 4092 4113 LICENSED MANUFACTURER OF
Machinery - Truck Hire
M&P Goldfinch Enterprises P/L NEW Mini Concrete Truck Caters for small loads up to 2.6m across the Tablelands!! PLUS Tipper & Bobcat Available
All enquires call Mick on 0417 720 959 or 4092 3849 - Email: email@example.com
PHONE 4095 8222
1800WINDOWS BSA 1068200
WEDDINGS • CELEBRATIONS • ALL OCCASIONS •
JIM HATCHMAN 0488 562 921
Peter Roy HIRE Photographer
BACKHOE WATER TRUCK TIPPER & FLOAT HIRE
Owner/Operator Wade Venturato Phone: 0429 901 447 7 Days a Week WORK firstname.lastname@example.org ABN: 74 629 292 635
RAD SKIPS (a subsidiary of skarott’s transport)
Skip BinS from 2m – 6m 14 DAY BIN HIRE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE SAME PRICE AS 7 DAYS!
TRUCK & BACKHOE ATTACHMENTS: Auger, Rock Breaker, Forks, Vibrating Plate, Road Profiler + a full range of buckets and tilting buckets
ON THE TABLELANDS
PHONE 4093 3776 6475 KENNEDY HIGHWAY WALKAMIN QLD 4872 email@example.com www.apseeds.com.au
the handy, handymen
Weddings Birthdays Sport Portraits Real Estate Special Events
LIMITED TIME ONLY
Call Dennis or Rachel on 4095 4777
P: 4092 2475
• 2, 3, 4 & 6m Skip Bins • 10T Tilt Truck with Crane • S160 Bobcat for Clean Ups • 68 Inch Zero Turn Mower • 100mm Wood Chipper • 100HP Tractor & TILT TRUCK • 2m Heavy Duty Slasher • 2.4m Mulcher • 3m No Till Seeder www.peeramonskips.com.au • 3m Rotary Hoe
M: 0417 746 140
Yard Clean Ups: Large or Small
A: 2 9 Iluka Street, Mareeba
PEERAMON SKIPS, BAGS
0447 007 685
The Express, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 PAGE 23
SECURITY • Patrols • Cash in Transit • Alarm Response & Installation • Alarm Monitoring • CCTV Installation & Service
Leavis TransporT services
Are your trees becoming too big for your yard?
For all security needs call...
• Transport of fruit and vegetables to Cairns Wholesalers - No refrigeration
Visit our website: www.fnss.com.au
• Australia-wide deliveries of parcelled freight - Max 20 kilos
Dru ThursTon 0408 913 063 STEEL FABRICATION • STRUCTURAL METAL FABRICATION • 400 AMPS MOBILE MIG/ STICK WELDER • ALL AGRICULTURAL, MINING, EARTHMOVING EQUIPMENT 17 STEPHEN STREET, DIMBULAH PHONE / FAX: 4093 5180 • MOBILE: 0427 007 896 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org MANAGER: DENIS BEGHIN • QBSA LIC. NO. 1122823
MALIN REFRIGERATED TRANSPORT
CARRIERS OF REFRIGERATED AND DRY FREIGHT TO NORTH QUEENSLAND MAREEBA DEPOT: WALLY AMORY PHONE 0421 839 353 ABN 87 010 461 257
SCAN CODE FOR MORE INFO
• Palletised dry freight up to 1000 kilos to all cities and major centres - From Atherton
For More Information Phone 4091 1589 or Email: email@example.com
Prune and remove your trees or palms quickly and efficiently! • Stump Grinding Available • Fully Insured • Free Quotes
Without a travel agent you’re on your own!
MAREEBA 4092 4222 ATHERTON 4091 3411 www.travelexperience.com.au
Paul and Ishta Richmond firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL AREAS 0400 326 670
P & M Carriers Taxi Trucks - Tail-Lifters Express Couriers Freight Distribution Warehouse Storage
CAIRNS • MOSSMAN • TABLELANDS DAILY
YARRABAH SERVICE TWICE WEEKLY Email: email@example.com 247 Hartley Street, Portsmith
CASH OR ACCOUNT CUSTOMERS WELCOME
AA TAYLORS TREELOPPING
HAVING A PARTY OR FUNCTION?
FULLY INSURED QUALIFIED & EXPERIENCED CLIMBERS OBLIGATION FREE WRITTEN QUOTE WOOD CHIPPER, STUMP GRINDER, CHERRY PICKER, TRUCK & BOBCAT TRAVEL ALL TABLELANDS AND BEYOND PROFESSIONAL, EFFICIENT, SAFE & FRIENDLY NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL
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!
Ph: 4095 4595 - Fax: 4095 5393 Mobile 0400 954 595
Bookings & Info Phone 0427 114 217
CLASSIfieds phone us: 4092 3464
email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy 18th Birthday
CHLOE CARABOT 03.12.2013
Lots of love, always and forever, Mum & Dad. XOXO
CADORIN, Sandra (Nee Tarsitano) Late of Mareeba. Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday the 30th of November 2013 aged 37 years. Dearly loved and eternally missed Wife of Eric. Devoted and loved mother of Dante and Ayva. Dearly loved and cherished Daughter and Daughter-in-Law to the Tarsitano and Cadorin families. Family and Friends are warmly invited to attend a Funeral Mass for Sandra which is to be held at St. Thomas’s Catholic Church Constance Street, Mareeba on Thursday the 5th of December 2013, commencing at 10.30 am. At the conclusion of the Mass a private cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers Sandra has specially requested donations to the ‘Sandra’s Wish Foundation for Brain Cancer’. A donation box will be available at the Church.
Phone 4092 4774 • 180 Walsh St, Mareeba www.communityfunerals.com.au
EVANS, FREDERICK ALEXANDER: Late of Dimbulah, formally of Mareeba and Townsville. Passed away peacefully. Aged 72 years. Beloved husband of Grace (dec). Loving father and grandfather of Kim, Sandra, Phillip, Steven, Margaret, Kerri, Andy and their families. Loved brother of Johnny, Nevile, Ray and Elma. Relatives and friends of Fred are respectfully invited to attend his Cremation Service which is to be held at Mountain View Chapel, 3 Nasser Rd, Atherton TODAY Wednesday 4th December commencing at 10.30am.
BUSHI KAI Karate
Mareeba State Primary School Recreation Hall Tuesday & Thursday Nights @ 7:00pm All beginners welcome!
Phone Dennis 0458 109 887 Got a position you needed filled? PLACE AN ADVERTISEMENT in The Express!! Call 4092 3464.
PAGE 24 Mareeba Express, Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Mareeba Kay rd. 3/4 bedroom house, inc 9 acres - suitable for a horse. Break lease. $380 p/week + bond. 4093 7755.
STEVE GRACE CHRISTMAS CONCERT
House for rent close to Mareeba. 4093 2218. Three bedroom house for rent 48 Blacks Road, Mareeba. No Pets. Apply in person.
Where: Living Water’s Church Address: 9 Park Ave Mareeba When: Friday 6th Dec, 7pm Cost: Free... please bring a plate Sponsors: Mareeba “Churches Together” Inquiries: Phone 4092 6888 or www.stevegrace.com All welcome... hope to see you there!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Public Notice Funeral Notice
fax us: 4092 6346
WATER METER READING PROGRAM Tablelands Regional Council advises residents that it will be conducting a water meter reading program throughout the 20 Water Supply Schemes within its boundaries, commencing on Monday 6 January 2014. Contractors acting on behalf of Council and Council staff will conduct a water meter reading program throughout the fifteen (15) Water Supply Scheme areas within the boundaries of Tablelands Regional Council Local Government Area and throughout the five (5) Water Supply Schemes within the newly created Mareeba Shire Council Local Government Area, commencing on 6 January 2014 and to be completed by 4 February 2014. Council conducts a water meter reading program on a six monthly basis for the purpose of charging rateable properties, the applicable water tariff charge as adopted by Council in its Annual Fees and Charges Schedule 2013/2014. Ian Church CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER PO Box 154 MAREEBA QLD 4880 www.trc.qld.gov.au
Wish someone you love a happy wedding day in
The Express! Phone 40923464
getting Married? John Keal Marriage Celebrant. Ph 4092 4507
Garage Sale MOVING SALE 7th & 8th December 7am 25 Harrigan Rd, Mareeba (beside Granite Gorge)
Has someone you know recently gotten ENGAGED? Surprise them with an Advertisement CALL 40923464.
4pm Friday prior to the next week’s publication
Furniture, plants, electrical & much more. 40866139
Position Vacant PAPER DELIVERERS
WANTED MAREEBA AND ATHERTON
EXERCISE WHILE YOU EARN!
PHONE: 0435 731 675
CLASSIfieds Public Notice
Mareeba rugby League CLub
GreAt Honda EU20i Generator ChriStMAS Now $1,699 PreSent! Atherton Mower & Chainsaw Services
A.G.M. 8th December, 2013 11AM at the Clubhouse All Executive Positions vacant. CAR BOOT MARKET St George’s Anglican Church 53 Constance Street, Mareeba
$5 pER CAR / TABlE
55 Tolga Road, Atherton
PHONE: 4091 7499 2008 Hilux diesel tray back. Loads of extras. Excellent condition. $26000 Call 0428 314 567. Post hole digger 12 inch auger. $1500 Call 0428 314 567.
8am - 12 noon this Saturday 7th December
Phone 4092 2018 for more information
$1,500 Christmas VouChers GiVeaway - Terms and Conditions -
The Express Christmas Vouchers Giveaway will commence on Wednesday 4th December, 2013, and ends at 12 noon on Friday 20th December, 2013. The competition is open to all shoppers who purchase products and services from participating outlets. Shoppers are asked to provide their name, address and phone number on the entry forms provided. Only official entry forms provided by the The Express will be accepted as entries. By entering the competition you are agreeing to allow The Express to publish your name and use any photos which will be taken upon notification of being a winner. The official draw will take place at The Express office at 159 Walsh Street on the afternoon of Friday 20th December, 2013. The three winners will each receive 10 fifty dollar ($50) vouchers which are to be spent with the participating businesses only. Vouchers are not redeemable for cash and are not transferable. All vouchers must be used by February, 2014. Any vouchers not redeemed by this time will expire and will not be honoured. Winners will be notified by phone and published in The Express on Wednesday 8th January, 2014. Judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Further details can be obtained by calling The Express office on 4092 3464 during office hours.
40 acres, close to town. Would suit industrial extractive industry license. $45000 Call 0428 314 567.
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Hand Raised Budgies. $35.00. Phone Irene 0408 747 023.
Lost Blue ringneck blue. Tame. Lost on Constance Street, Mareeba. 0400924402. Advertising works. Ph 4092 3464
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4wd / tyres
What’s Coming Up!
Events Calender MUD TYRES • All 4WD PHONE: 0400 706 346
Music FOR ALL YOUR MUSICAL INSTRUMENT REQUIREMENTS Guitar and Violin Strings Reeds for Saxophones and Clarinets Drum Sticks and Skins Learning Method Books for all Instruments Music Stands Range of New Guitars & Ukuleles at Discount Prices
Contact Clarrie at Chano Trentin’s All Wheel Drive Centre Byrnes Street, Mareeba (Opposite Ant Hill Hotel) Phone: 4092 1809
Order of the Eastern Star Ravenshoe Cent Sale. Ravenshoe High School Hall. Doors open 12pm. $3 entry includes lucky door and afternoon tea. All Welcome.
Atherton Lions Club Markets -Show grounds Lions Park, Atherton 7am - noon.
Gardeneers Plant Sale - Botanic Garden Cairns each Wednesday 9.30am to 11.30am. Next to Friends House. Free walking group every TUESDAY & THURSDAY 5.30pm Meeting at The Lakes Entrance on Rankin Street. For further information on any of the above events contact Natasha on 4092 3464
Mareeba, Dimbulah, Kuranda, Walkamin, Tolga, Atherton, Kairi, Malanda, Yungaburra, Ravenshoe, Herberton, Koah, Speewah,a 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.
Living Waters An Encouraging
IED F I S S A CL nE I L D A E D DAy!
Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything.
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EXPRESS sPORT RESULTS & DRAWS MUFC SIX A SIDE DRAW - WED DEC 4 WEEK NINE - 4th DECEMBER LADIES 6.30pm 1 Intimidators v Ghensi REF Hype LADIES 6.30pm 2 Chickdees v Travel Bugs REF Cougars AG MENS 7.15pm 1 Los Torros v Friggers (A) REF MBA Mazda AG MENS 7.15pm 2 The Bandits v Flamin Turtles REF Question Mark BG MENS 7.15pm 3 Guards v Rambos REF Prick Relations LADIES 7.15pm 4 Chickdees v Travel Bugs REF Cougars LADIES 7.15pm 5 Ballistics v Cougars REF Chickdees AG MENS 8.00pm 1 Road Runners v Mareeba Mazda REF Friggers CG MENS 8.00pm 2 Chewko Warriors v Jumbis REF Los Torros BG MENS 8.00pm 3 Wildman v Question Mark REF Rambos CG MENS 8.00pm Travesty v Prick Relations REF Flamin Turtles LADIES 8.00pm 5 Snatch v Common Reds REF Intimidators Mareeba Rifle Club inc. The Mareeba Rifle Club shot a double 900yd, 15 shot comp. on Sunday the 1st December 2013 instead of the scheduled 300yd comp. The day was quite still, however the humidity was pretty bad I think we were all feeling the effects of it. Consequently, I think sighting was a major contributor to our bad scores – that’s my story anyway. F Open J. Baxter (Mareeba): 85.4; 81.2 – 166.6 B. Ellis (Mareeba): 77.3; 85.4 – 162.7 J. Todd (Mareeba): 83.5; 82.2 – 163.7 F STD A. Simpson (Mareeba): 81.4; 77.0 – 158.4 TR M. Beecham (Mareeba): 69.2; 73.7 – 142.9 D. Ford (Mareeba): 67.2; 73.7 - 140.10 Next week 8th of December the Club will shoot the scheduled 600yd comp. MAREEBA TENNIS Tues. 7pm social comp. Every ones a winner Mid-week night fixtures Div. 4 Tanya d Trisha 31-25, Div. 3 Alice d Pauline 38-18, Dan d Hannah 29-27, Div. 2 Kim d David 32-24, Div. 1 Cassie d Danny 32-28 Cameron d Charlie 30-30, In tie break 7-1. Finals 2nd season Thurs 5th Dec Div. 4 Belle v Tanya, iv. 3 Dan v Alice, D. 2 Mathew v Kim, Div. Cassie v Cameron, 2 courts for all groups. Smoko from everyone please. Thurs 8am social frog comp. Winners: Barbara & Maureen Xmas party “The Graham” 14th Dec AGM 15th Dec @ 3pm all welcome. MAREEBA AND MEMORIAL BOWLS CLUB Tuesday 26/11/13 Warehouse Bowls: Touchers: Lead – Anna Rosset,
Third – Horse Nicolosi, Skip – Peter Soda. Wednesday: Cancelled due to rain. Thursday: Men’s Jackpot Pairs – Winners – Cameron Thompson, Mario Battistin R/U Peter Stevens, Brian Fitzpatrick. COMING EVENTS: Tuesday 3/12/13: Warehouse bowls 7pm start. Wednesday: Ladies Mixed Social: 1.30pm start. Optional Dress. Thursday: Men’s self-selected jackpot pairs 1.30pm start, casual dress. Sunday Dec. 8th Presentation Day & BBQ starting at 3.30pm. Names in by 2.30. Keeping with the Festive Spirit please come in Christmas dress. COMPETITION: Men’s 2014 Championship Pairs: Jamahl Byrne, Joe Mugica def. T. Gray, F. Barter. Mario Battistin, Cameron Thompson. Def. Greg & Warren Tilse. Tuesday 26th Syd Gordois, Aldo DeZen V. Peter Stevens, Brian Fitzpatrick. 2014 Championship Fours: To be played on Saturday 7th Dec. (Skips only) A. DeZen V. J. Mugica. B. Lynne V. B. Ciobo, C. Thompson V. T. Siminato. E. Crema bye. Ladies 2014 Championship Pairs: Katharine Wiltshire, Joy Dennis def. Joan Ciobo, Elise Eaton. ROUND 2 to be played Saturday 7th Dec. N. Gray, L. Cummings V. E. Stevens, S. Brady. B. Dalgety, L. Plowman V. K. Wiltshire, J. Dennis. Final to be played Saturday 14th Dec. Congratulations to Sue Brady on winning the 2014 Championship Singles by defeating Liz Plowman. Well done to both ladies. Congratulations also to Sue on her selection in the 2014 Qld. Squad. Members, a reminder of our Christmas Goose Club. Donations of prizes will be very much appreciated. The drawing of prizes to be held on Friday Dec. 20th. This will coincide with Chef Denise’s last night in the Bistro. The Mareeba & Memorial F.G.F Bitumen Super Challenge Team travelled to Marlin Coast on Friday night and were defeated by the host Club. They now play West Cairns at Mareeba on Sunday Dec. 8th – starting at 9am. Team: Singles – Cameron Thompson, Pairs – Bob Treen, Mario Battistin. Barry Lynne, Aldo DeZen. Triples – Syd Gordois, Brian Fitzpatrick, Mario Parise. Fours – Nick McIntyre, Jamahl Byrne, Peter Soda, Col Brady. Res. Peter Stevens. Selectors Rosters: Wednesday 4th Elise, Thursday 5th Ed & Barry. Sunday 8th Sue & Bob. ARCHERY On Sunday December 1 no archery was conducted for the Tableland Company of Archers, instead a fun shoot was held for members and the juniors. A General Meeting was held along with a BBQ lunch and their Annual Presentations. The members accepted one new member Youri Garkavy into the club. Members will break from rounds till February 2, but are welcome to come and practice during the mornings and advised to please ring George first. On Sunday December 8 coaching will be conducted at Kerribee Park Ar-
chery Range, Chicken Hatchery Road, off Springs Road, Mareeba. Because of the inclement weather, beginners and visitors are asked to please ring to make an appointment. Coaching will only be conducted during the next two months for visitors and beginners by appointment only. For further information please phone George Neilson on 4092 2228 ATHERTON GOLF RESULTS Results this week we start with the Sporters Championships final round where the day 2 A-Grade winner was Jim Jenkins on 40 nett from Mick Hopkins and Irish on 41 nettin B-grade the winner was John McMahon from Neil Stubbins and LLyod Sawtell. The 2013 Sporters Championship overall A-Grade gross winner was Glen Lee, B-Grade Gross Jerry Jerasak. A-grade Nett overall Horace Wood from Mick Hopkins ,Glen Lee and Roo Brown B-Grade overall nett Neil Stubbins from Lloyd Sawtell,Graham Purdy and Ross Milvesky. The Ed Spry Memorial Shield for the Sporter of the year was won by Jay Fraser, Most points scored for the year Les Tennimany thanks to the sponsors for the championships. Thursday Ladies played a Stroke event by Gracelands with the winner with a 70 nett being Annette Seawright from Marcia Hopkins 71 nett and Shirley Johnson 72 nett. NTPs 3 Gail Gard, 11 Sandra W, 13 Annette S, 18 Cheryl & SandraOn Saturday we played a 3 stick and putter Stableford sponsored by the Club. The Ladies w inner was Ann Moss from Cheryl Piccone and Gail Gard. NTPs 3Gail, 11 Shirley J, 18 CherylMens winner on 37 pts was Don Sheppard from Glen Lee 36pts, NTPs 3 Roo,11 Don S, 13 Gary Tomo, 18 Andy Ribar. Saturday Juniors had a great turnout off 14 kids where the winner was Kane Bowland and runner-up Andrew Gallo (Sat 23th Nov Results the winner was Zac Wilkinson from Harry Philiops). This Saturday morning the kids are having their Xmas breakup after the 7.30 am comp. Pre order your hamburgers on 0419656112 or Club 40911283, Kids free, adults $5.00. The Sunday Tolga Butchery Meat Tray was won by Gary Thompson on 42 pts from Glen Lee on 41 pts with Glen getting the NTP on 18th. Sunday also saw the Sponsors Ambrose with many thanks to Dan from CUB for putting on the day where Alex and Mitch won the very social day. Drop in for a drink on Friday Arvos where the Club Raffle jackpot is $220 and the Members draw is $280, we also have the Xmas Raffle with 30+ prizes which will be drawn on Sat 14th Dec. This week the Sporters play a Stableford , while Thursday sees the Ladies play a Travel Experience sponsored Stableford Event. Saturday the club hosts the December Monthly Medal Stroke sponsored by Central Tyre Serviceon Sunday we play the Tolga Butchery Meat Tray Stableford competition.
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Lucy cruises to high points total at speedway By Ryan Groube LUCY Reed has come a long way since she picked up an EB Falcon for $342 from a buy, swap and sell website and signed up to race C Grade at Mareeba Speedway back in 2010. On November 24, the Mareeba Speedway hosted its end of year presentation for the 2013 season at Kerribee Park raceway with Reed crowned as the highest point scorer. At each monthly round, competitors are awarded points for where they place during the regular rounds and the feature races with a cumulative total kept throughout the year. She also edged out her partner Terry McFarlane – who has inherited the EB Falcon after Ms Reed upgraded to a XF Falcon 18 months ago – to claim the B Grade crown and said it seemed like only yesterday the couple had be-
gun racing. Reed said: “Terry and I went to one of the night meetings speedway hold about four years ago and because we both were rev-heads in our teens we thought we’d give it a go.” “We picked up a car for $342 and we were on the track. That first year we raced at Herberton as well. We were doing 10 races at Herberton and six at Mareeba every month and it wasn’t particularly reliable. It’s still going but it’s on its third motor. “When we started we were both finishing mid-field in C Grade but like everything the more you do it the better you get.” Having made the jump to B Grade in 2012, Reed was looking for a more competitive car and forked out $3000 for an eight cylinder XF Falcon. “The V8 engine was pretty unreliable so we replaced it with a six cylinder and it became much more reli-
Speedway winners: C grade winner Brady Musmarra, King of Kerribee Ian Wallace, junior winner Madalyn Wallace and highest point scorer and Lucy Reed. Picture: Peter Roy
able,” she said. “Car reliability is probably the biggest thing at speedway, just being out on the track racing for those points makes all the difference over a long year. “Terry has done a great job with the car. He does the mechanics while I do the tyre and panel work.” Reed has already sorted her Christmas gift this year with a further upgrade of her car on the wish list as she stands on the cusp of a promotion to the top division in 2013. She said the only thing that will stop her racing speedway is when she becomes too old to get herself through
the car window. “For anyone who gives it a go, I challenge them to hang their arses out in the dirt at full revs and see if they don’t enjoy it,” she said. “When you have three other cars going into a corner at full noise you are always going to trade some paint but there is skill in working your way through that and making the most of little opportunities.” The evening’s major award, King of Kerribee, was won by stalwart Ian Wallace who was also named most consistent and sportsperson of the year. His children, Madalyn, Erik, and Andie took out the top three places in
the junior division with Nadia Tudini taking out the rookie of the year award. Brady Musmarra took out C Grade from Callem and Raywin Musmarra in equal second and Michael Wilkinson, who also took out the rookie of the year award, in third. Darren McCulkin came in third behind McFarlane and Reed in B Grade. The Formula 500 division was won by Ryan Skennar from Kozza and William Foyle. Angelo Tudini and Jarod Vievers finished second and third respectively to Wallace in A Grade.
Deane jumps for medal By Ryan Groube At a 45,000 seat stadium in Brisbane, 10-yearold St Thomas’s student leapt his way to a bronze medal at the School Sport Australia National Track and Field Championships. On the morning of November 24, Deane Alterio walked into the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre along with 18 other hopefuls looking to secure one of eight finals places for the Under 10s long jump final later that afternoon. At the top of his run up, in his first jump of the morning, Alterio set a nine centimetre personal best with a jump of 4.59 metres – enough to secure his place in the final. The event has capped a remarkable 12 months for the young long jumper who had not received any formal coaching until just prior to the championships and who practices in a makeshift sandpit at the back of his family’s Mareeba home. Earlier in the year, Alterio easily took out the Under 10 long jump events at the St Thomas’s athletics carnival before winning at district and peninsula. At the Queensland championships, the top four jumpers secured a place at the national championships with Alterio finishing third behind Thomas Duffy and Tyler Rogers. Prior to moving to Brisbane, the Alterio family secured the services of Cairns-based long jump coach Brendan Peeters to give him some last-minute technical pointers prior to the championships. Mr Peeters said when he first saw Alterio jump he said the raw talent was unbelievable. “You could see that he had so much potential and that he had managed to get to where he was on talent alone,” he said. “We didn’t have much time so we just worked on a couple of simple technical things.” Mr Peeters travelled to Brisbane and spoke to Alterio between jumps in both the preliminaries and the final. In the final, Alterio again broke his personal best – jumping 4.61 metres. The jump eclipsed those of the two boys that had beaten him at the Queensland Championships. After each competitor had completed their three jumps Alterio had secured the bronze medal
behind Victorians Joshua Page (4.71 metres) and Baye Agostino (4.70 metres). The championships also had a “relay” event which kept a cumulative measurement of jumpers from each state with Queensland finishing second again behind Victoria. Alterio said he was delighted with his performance at the championships and wants to continue to be coached “so I can get better for next year” and challenge the Victorians because “they can jump”.
Allison Helsby, Rachel Postans and Trish Nemani with Les Thompson’s 650cc Kawasaki
First time on a speed machine for newbies By Boyd Robertson
Mareeba longjumper Deane Alterio
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Dozens of rookie roadsters got their first taste of the power and noise of motorbike road racing at MakoTrac near Mareeba on November 30. The Far North Queensland Road Racing Club hosted a ‘Come and Try’ day at the track, with members offering the use of their precious machines for the inexperienced would-be riders to try out on the tarmac. A total of 35 people turned up for the day-long event, which also featured the presentation of end-of-year trophies to the club’s high achievers. Two of those brave hopefuls were Trish Nemani and, Rachel Postans and Allison Helsby
from Cairns, who both said the experience of riding the highspeed bikes had convinced them to get into the motorsport. “It’s a great feeling out there,” Nemani said. “When you’re out on the track at that speed and there’s other bikes around you, it’s an amazing feeling. “Now I just have to figure out how to get a bike.” Club secretary Jason Davies said the day was a chance for people to experience the speed and power of roadbikes in a safer environment than the open road. “One of the big reasons we do this is because it’s safer than the road or the highway – there’s no oncoming cars or
traffic, no police, no major hazards so it’s safer and more fun here than doing it that way,” Davies said. “It’s been a very successful day and the members have been more than willing to lend their bikes for people to have a go my bike is out there now with a girl on it and she looks like she’s having a blast of a time.” CLUB RESULTS: Supermoto Class: Justin Schuberg Joe Dwyer Danny Nully Formula 3 Class: Les Thompson Dave Howitt Eric Van Den Berg Bucket Class: Mike Steele Les Thompson Leonie Wentworth
Senior Ladies champions Biarda Steggles
Senior Mens champions Semi-Pros
Biarda , Semi-Pros win basketball finals By Ryan Groube
DEFENDING champions didn’t have it all their own way as the Mareeba Basketball Association (MBA) season came to an end last week. A bumper crowd descended on the sports hall at Mareeba State High School for the club’s finals day on November 27. Junior grades kicked off the finals program from 3.40pm with games played right through until the senior mens final at 8.30pm. In the four seasons of the revamped MBA, Biarda Steggles had yet to taste defeat in the senior ladies grand final and led by star guard Tua Aue-Alofi were favourites to continue that run against Gummaz. Spurred by the unanimous support of the crowd, Gummaz exploded out of the gates jumping out to an early nine-two lead and taking a 13-six lead into quarter time. The champions responded in the second quarter, scoring the first three buckets to reduce the margin to one before Gummaz captain Rosina Gutchen drained a long range bomb to establish a 16-12 lead. Biarda continued to push in the second half but were continually held at
bay by Gutchen who landed another huge three and nailed two free throws as the teams went to the main break locked at 20-20. Aue-Alofi, who had been quiet in the first half, came to life in the third quarter nailing two pretty shots after faking out her defender at the three point line before burying 20-foot pullup jumpers. Behind by six, Gummaz needed to steady and again they turned to their captain who buried another threepointer to narrow the lead. Both sides traded blows in the final stages of the third quarter with Biarda Steggles heading to the final change with a handy 32-26 lead. Gummaz needed to be first to score in the final quarter and they were with energetic guard Angie Goodyear dishing out an assist for the first bucket and netting a nice layup as they narrowed the lead to two. Aue-Alofi hit back for Biarda Steggles with a two point bucket as the lead went back out to 34-30. With time running out Kendilan Hunter nailed a three pointer as Gummaz reduced the margin to one point but the hooter denied them a shot at a fairytale victory.
Aue-Alofi paid tribute to Gummaz after the game saying that they had thrown everything they had at a “nervous” Biarda Steggles. “Everyone was a nervous wreck before the game. In that first half we played in a panic,” she said. “In the second half we managed to keep the ball a little better and a few started to go in. They played so well, they managed to pressure everything we did for the whole game.” Gummaz guard Goodyear said that the team new that they had to start well if they were to be any chance against Biarda. “As a team we are very quick and we knew that if we got off to a good start we could beat them. In the first and second quarters there was a time when we all thought we had it,” she said. “They are a good team and they showed it again tonight, after that sort of game I am just glad I can still breathe.” Gutchen led all scorers with 15 points while Kendilan Hunter scored seven for Gummaz. Aue-Alofi was the leading scorer for Biarda Steggles with 15 while her mother Mou chipped in with seven points.
Dressage riders awarded
fair with both sides playing at a fast pace and guilty of giving up far too many turnovers. Heading into the final quarter Lieutenant Dans held a one point lead. In what had been a war of attrition it was Lieutenant Dans that blinked first as their five players began to tire. Schmidt had entered the match with a lingering foot injury and had worn an accidental finger to the eye while Ruggeri struggled to maintain his frenetic pace from the first three quarters. Semi-Pros, led by the Perks brothers went on an eight point run early in the quarter and held on to win 49-37. Semi-Pros captain Andy Harris said it had been a well fought final and it was a shame Lieutenant Dans couldn’t call on fresh legs in the final quarter. “They seemed to run out of puff in that final quarter and we held it together,” he said. Christie Perks scored 17 points while his brother Garrett netted 16 as the brothers combined for 33 of the Semi Pros 49 points. Schmidt led the way for Lieutenant Dans with 18 points while Ruggeri scored nine points. The Express will have a full wrap of the junior finals in the next edition.
Bandits back on top
ATDDEA trophy winners Darcy Flanagan, Lily Hayes, Angela Sausman, Vivienne Kennett, Erin Flanagan and Margot Warnett.
The Atherton Tablelands and District Dressage and Association club (ATDDEA) recognised its highest achievers at the end of the 2013 season. Trophies were presented to the winners of the club’s 15 categories at a breakup party at member Vivienne Kennett’s property in Biboohra on November 30. Angela Sausman won both the Official Elementary and High Achiever trophies, while Erin Flanagan won the Official Medium trophy. Vivienne Kennett won both the Associate Preliminary and Novice Trophies, while Lily Hayes won Most Improved. Darcy Flanagan won the Under 13s Preliminary Trophy while Margot Warnett won the Official Preliminary and Novice trophies.
The senior mens final pitted defending champions Semi-Pros against an undermanned Lieutenant Dans who came into the final without any fresh troops manning the pine. The Perks brothers, Garrett and Christie were the dangers for Lieutenant Dans who needed to get strong performances from guard Daniel Ruggeri and towering centre David Schmidt. The first half was a tight affair with both sides trading blows and unable to establish any significant lead. Lieutenant Dans looked the better team in the first half establishing an 18-14 lead before a late bucket to Semi-Pros reduced the margin to two at the main break. Despite some tight and physical basketball, the highlight of the first half came when Semi-Pros number 12 Justice Eales copped a bullet pass straight to his noggin much to the amusement of the players and crowd. “It woke me up a little bit. Got the blood pumping,” he laughed after the game. The knock sprung Eales into action as he scored the last bucket of the first half and the first four points of the second half as Semi-Pros edged ahead. The third quarter was a ragged af-
Dressage events challenge a horse and rider to perform a series of movement in a flat arena. The sport focuses on precise control with light, balanced movements of the horse which at expert levels should seem to be performed without any input from the rider. Warnett said the club’s season, which runs from March to October, had been very successful. “We have members that come from up from Cooktown, Cairns and Innisfail and go all the way down to Brisbane for state championships,” she said. “We all have a great time here and our young rider have lots of fun.” ATDDEA will start its 2014 season with a two-day club event on March 15 and 16.
The Mareeba Bandits have taken out a comfortable victory against Tully at Kerribee Park over the weekend, bouncing back after losing to Port Douglas the previous week. Winning the toss, Mareeba went out to bowl first, with Tully making it to 30 overs on six wickets for 95 runs. The Bandits’ standout bowlers were Robert Taylor and Robert Wallace, taking two for 8 and two for 19, respectively. At the bat the Bandits returned to form, reaching Tully’s score at 16 overs. While Taylor again distinguished himself with on 15 runs and Rowan Foxwell also stood out on 16, Danny Shaw (pictured) was the team’s top batsman, making a half-century not out. Mareeba’s next challenge is another away game – a two-day match against the Cairns Rovers, who currently tail the Bandits at second on the Cricket Far North Association ladder. The Junior Bandits under coach Bomber Adams also bested their oppo-
nents, beating out the Atherton Under 14s. Batsmen Dylan Brown and Lachlan Ford both scored centuries during the game, with Brown receiving particular praise from Adams. “That innings Dylan played was one of the best innings I’ve ever seen played by someone who’s only 14,” Adams said. The Mareeba Gold Under 14s side was defeated by Atherton, going down with three for 164 against their opponent’s 6 for 186.
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