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Next stop: The finals Mareeba Golf Club’s A-Grade team players Michael France, Darrin Hastie, Steve Cadorin, Paul O’Shea, Rob Pitt and Karl Krauss will take on juggernauts Cairns Golf Club this weekend in Atherton after pipping Half Moon Bay at the Far North Queensland League Pennants semi-finals at Mareeba. Not pictured: Team members Lui Dezen and Anthony Mete.

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No broadband? By Ryan Groube

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areeba is no longer on a three-year rollout plan for the National Broadband Network (NBN). Details of NBN Co’s construction plan have been removed from the Commonwealth Government-owned business’ website “pending the introduction of new Government policy”. Previously, the website had shown construction of high-speed broadband infrastructure was due to begin in Mareeba in 2016. Now it simply lists rollout details as ‘not currently available’.

It comes amid a 60-day review of NBN Co’s performance with a focus on different ways of delivering broadband to homes and businesses, including options that are cheaper but deliver slower download speeds. Lobby groups from across the Far North have vowed to do everything they can to reinstate Mareeba to the rollout list but say they need the help of the public. The Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (FNQROC) was the key agency in securing Mareeba’s place on the original rollout plan after having a 79-page submission accepted

by NBN Co. FNQROC chief executive Darlene Irvine said the organisation had engaged fellow lobby group Advance Cairns to keep the far north on the Government’s broadband agenda. A representative from Advance Cairns has met with Queensland’s Minister for Information Technology Ian Walker who asked for a briefing document on the need for reliable and high-speed communications in the far north. “We have an undertaking from Mr Walker that he will raise the matter with [Federal Communications Minister] Malcolm Turnbull,” Ms Irvine

said. “Advance Cairns will be driving this but their efforts will be helped if we get support from the public. “We don’t need table thumping, that doesn’t work. What we need is the community to voice their concerns using real scenarios about opportunities will be lost if this is taken from us.” Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has “grievous concerns” that the removal of Mareeba from the list meant the national broadband would not be rolled out at all in the town. “If you aren’t on a timeline it is not going to get done,” he said. Continued page 4

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‘I want clean streets’ By Boyd Robertson Keith Nelson is taking the trash out in Mareeba, one street at a time.

Politicians often talk about ‘cleaning up the streets’ but one Mareeba man is out there doing it for real. Keith Nelson, 69, has dedicated himself to becoming a one-man cleaning machine, sweeping Mareeba’s streets six mornings out seven picking up litter, all for free. Armed with just a plastic bag and a pair of pole-mounted nippers, Keith’s goal is to turn Mareeba from what he describes as “one of the most littered towns in Queensland” to somewhere that is inviting to tourists and grey nomads, and is calling for the soon-to-be Mareeba Shire Council to get tough on trash. The Express joined Keith on one of his early-morning missions on November 1 for a lap of Byrnes Street, starting from McDonalds at 6:30am. Along the way he related his story in between picking up refuse with the nippers, which were donated to him by the TRC. “These are dead handy,” he said, deftly pinching a crushed soft-drink can between the device’s tips and transferring it into the plastic bag in his other hand. “When I started out I was reaching down and picking things up with my hands – it did my back in something fierce.” Keith started his mission midway through 2012, after deciding the place needed a good cleaning up. “The council runs a street sweeper nine days a fortnight, but trash is dropped seven days a week,” he said. “No-one’s really policing it and so it piles up. “I think we need to take pride in our town and keep it clean – the new council

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should introduce either on-the-spot fines for littering or if someone is caught throwing down trash they should be put to work cleaning it up.” Keith reckons, as a former grey nomad himself, that plenty of the wrinkly wanderers bypass the town simply because of the rubbish cluttering its streets. “I can tell you from experience that if you’re cruising through a town sometimes you take one look and if it’s full of rubbish you just keep on going,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of grey nomads turning up here already because of things like Christmas in July, the Wheelbarrow Race and the Rodeo, but we could have more if the streets weren’t like this.” According to Keith the messiest part of town is the southern side of the intersection between Byrnes and Atherton streets – but he reckons he’s starting to make a dent in the tide of trash. “When I first started doing this I’d fill up five bags easy, ten or more on a bad day,” he said. “Now a normal day is two or three bags, so I am seeing a difference.” Keith’s efforts got him nominated for a Communitarian of the Year Award from the Mareeba Chamber of Commerce – and although he didn’t end up winning it he still received a glowing recommendation from chamber head Pietro Girgenti. “We’re more than just a bunch of houses and a strip of shops here – we are a community,” Mr Girgenti said. “There are outstanding individuals that want to make Mareeba a great place to live and therefore a great place to work. “Keith and people like him exemplify that.”

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A surge in donations to the Living Waters Church’s Food Bank during the month of October has supplied the church with enough donations to provide for the needy until the end of the year, according to founder Pastor Jeff Xhafer. After appearing on the front page of The Express on October 2 encouraging the Tableland community to donate nonperishable food, the church has received enough non-perishable food to give out ten parcels to the hungry during the month. It brings the total number of food parcels distributed since the church started the Food Bank in 2003 to 796.

Each parcel contains roughly $80 to $100 worth of food, and is given away for free after a short interview to determine that the person receiving it really needs it. Ps Xhafer said the increase in donations couldn’t have come at a better time. “We’ve gone from a point that we were opening the cupboard to look and being down to the last few items left to where we are now looking at being able to go right through to Christmas and New Year,” he said. “We’ve also had another church drop off some packages of food recently which we reckon is amazing – we love to promote church unity and this shows how it’s not just about us but the whole community.”

Although celebrating this result for the month of October, Ps Xhafer was keen to remind the community that the Food Bank was open all year and donations were welcome at any time. The Express’s managing editor, Carl Portella, said numerous people had dropped off food at the paper’s Walsh Street office, which was nominated as a collection point along with Travel Experience Atherton. “We had an immediate response here at the office after the first story ran on October 2,” Mr Portella said. “Several people have come in and donated quite a large amount of food to the church’s Food Bank – it’s always great to see our community

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Mareeba NBN rollout in doubt From Page 1 “That will leave us on the old [telecommunications] system which has all but collapsed.” Tablelands Futures Corporation chairman Michael Lawrence said Mareeba being removed from the rollout list was a blow for the rest of the Tableland. He said although southern Tableland towns weren’t included in the threeyear rollout, once the infrastructure had been established in Mareeba it could then be established across the region. “As a region we don’t want to be taking backward steps. What we had before was a clear timeframe, we need to get that again,” he said. “We can’t afford as a region to say

‘too bad’ and continue as business as usual, getting access to high speed broadband is too important.” Mareeba Chamber of Commerce president Pietro Girgenti said he would be surprised if Mareeba wasn’t reinstated to the rollout plan following the review. “It would be alarming if we weren’t returned to the rollout plan as it would be inconsistent with the message that the Government [LNP] took to the election that growing regional areas would be prioritised,” he said. “The chamber is very interested in following this matter through.” The Express sought comment from NBN Co but no response was forthcoming by deadline.

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Union pledge to save jobs By Ryan Groube THE union representing workers transferring to the Mareeba Shire Council (MSC) has reached out to Mayoral candidates and councillors seeking a pledge that jobs will be protected. The Services Union is seeking a commitment from Tom Gilmore and Mick Borzi that a new MSC won’t slash its workforce in a bid to find savings. Acting secretary Jennifer Thomas said The Services Union had made contact with candidates last week, but Mr Borzi said he hadn’t heard from them and Mr Gilmore said he had missed a call early in the week and had heard nothing since. Last week, MSC transfer manager Rod Ferguson handed down the interim structure for the new council. Mr Ferguson is required under de-amalgamation regulation to find a position for each of the 250 staffers transferring to the MSC in the interim structure. Once the MSC begins operating on January 2, 2014, council will make a final ruling on the structure and the positions that will be kept and those that will be axed. “The interim structure provides the information about where staff will sit within the new Mareeba Shire so that when they turn up for work on the first day they know who their boss is and what their job is,” Mr Ferguson said. “Once the new council starts they will determine if they have too many people or too many people with the same skill set or if their employee costs are too high.” Ms Thomas says staff are concerned that new councils looking at finding costs savings may be too hasty in reducing the size of their workforce. “We have written to each of the Mayoral candidates and councillors so that they are aware of the situation that these people who have been placed on these transfer lists who are feeling very uncertain about their futures,” she said. “We are asking those candidates to adhere to the principals that they will adopt a structure that will max-

Acting secretary of The Services Union Jennifer Thomas. imise employment.” Mr Borzi and Mr Gilmore, addressing a question about staff at a Mareeba Chamber of Commerce debate said that they could not make any commitments until they see the interim structure. Both said that they valued the job that council staff did and would be open and fair in their decisions.

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been very good to me,” he said. “I’ve been to a lot of places in the world but the best part of the trip has always been coming home.” Mr Gilmore used his speech to highlight his credentials as a former Mayor and State Minister, the obstacles associated with de-amalgamation and his vision for a new MSC. “In 2008 I was elected the Mayor of the TRC [Tablelands Regional Council] to do one of the toughest jobs that had ever faced local government in Queensland [amalgamation],” he said. “I did the job you elected me to do, I did it well and I am ready to do it again. I am ready to do it because I understand it.”

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Mayoral candidates Tom Gilmore and Mick Borzi prepare to field questions at the Mareeba Chamber of Commerce Mayoral debate. Mr Gilmore was more considered and de- Industrial Estate. Mr Borzi pointed to a newspaper article tailed in his opening remarks and when responding to questions, regularly flirting with that said one of Mr Gilmore’s key policies was “developing Mareeba’s existing industrial base the allocated time limit. He also scored the biggest laugh of the by selling council-owned land to private enterevent, responding to criticism of council del- prise”. Mr Gilmore said he was committed to conegating decision making powers to staff by pointing out that as Mayor he “had never issued tinuing to develop the industrial estate by sella dog license”. ing individual parcels of land but that the estate On the other hand, Mr Borzi was more suc- would remain owned by council. cinct with many questions receiving a one senDuring his opening speech, Mr Borzi spoke tence response and his opening remarks finish- about the importance of developing the industrial park, the need for an active civil works ing well before time. There was very little interplay between the group to do jobs rather than contractors, and his candidates until the final few moments of the extensive local council experience. “I have devoted a lot of time to Mareeba and debateP when Mr Borzi suggested Mr Gilmore df a ge 1 3 1 / 1 0 / 1 3 , 4 : 2 7 : 3 5 PM AEST had plans to sell off the entirety of the Mareeba I’ve done it because the Mareeba people have

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School captain ‘honoured’ By Boyd Robertson St Stephens Catholic College (SSCC) captain Kai Priestly, 17, has come away from the school’s annual awards night at the Mareeba International Club on October 28 with a swag of awards including Dux, the Rotary All Rounder Award, the Claude Caters Mensland Award and the SSCC Public Speaking Award. Fellow student Hope Musch, 18, received the Sister Mary Stephen Award, which is named for a former principal and awarded for high moral character, integrity and supporting other students in need. Other winners on the night included Kiara Diamond, who took out Vocational Student of the Year, Rachel Stefanutti, who won the Mareeba-Dimbulah Community Bank Award for Citizenship and Byrnes Street Medical Bursary recipient Kate Donovan.

Ms Priestly told The Express she felt “honoured’ to receive her numerous awards. “I want to thank my classmates, my teachers, the school and my parents for their support and friendship for the last five years,” she said. Ms Priestly advised students in younger grades looking to match her accomplishments to “give everything your best, try as hard as you can and enjoy it while it lasts because you’ll be amazed how fast high school goes.” She has applied to the University of Queensland in Brisbane and hopes to study law. Ms Musch said being named the recipient of the Sister Mary Stephen was “a privilege.” New principal Ida Pinese said in her speech that St Stephens students were “developing a strong sense of social justice”, evidenced by raising more than $8000 for diabetes in the Great Wheelbarrow race and numerous other fundraising projects.

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Brightest students recognised in MSHS awards (from left) Mareeba State High School Duces Belinda Grundling, Matthew Penn and Selena Anzilero, Helena Kath with Caltex All Rounder Baedyn McClelland

Mareeba State High School (MSHS) has recognised the academic achievements of its brightest students at the school’s annual awards night at the Mareeba International Club on October 29. Selena Anziliero, 17, was awarded Senior Dux and Baedyn McClelland, also 17, received Caltex Best All Rounder. Male Year 11 Dux was Matthew Penn while the Junior Year 11 Dux was Belinda Grundling.

Year 10 student Helena Kath was named Junior Dux. Ms Anziliero, who was crowned Dimbulah Festival Queen in May and also picked up the Dimbulah Lions Club Tertiary Studies Award, Year 12 Biology, Modern History and Business Communications and Technologies Awards in addition to an Overall Academic Achievement Award on the night, said she was “overwhelmed” with the results. “I feel extremely proud,” she told The Express after receiving the award. “For all their support, I would like to thank

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she said. “I’m immensely proud of all the students.” QITE CEO Katrina Spies was the guest speaker for the event. Other Overall Academic Award winners on the night included Anisah Ali-Allen, Jennifer Apel, Damien Barbir, Brittany Collis, Kirsten Falvo, Melissa Fitzsimmons, Robert Gargan, Amy Johnston, Sheldon Joseph, Jade Lep, Sabrina Mahmut, Jacinta McDonald, Kate Mirarchi, Katie Nastasi, Ashley Pedersen, Shenice Portelli, Jean Saker, Jessica Sexton and Tiana Spena.

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‘Opportunity to celebrate achievements’ Atherton State High School principal Tony Whybird and Dux Matthew Bakss. By Boyd Robertson The best and brightest students at Atherton State High School (ASHS) have been recognized in a ceremony held in the school’s hall on October 31. Matthew Bakss, 16, was named Senior Dux while Junior Secondary Dux was awarded to Jessica Honan. Elyna Overland received the All Rounder Award and Karlie Riesen won Senior Sportsperson of the Year. Nanotechnology enthusiast and dancer Grace Lawrence won the School Representation Award. James McGregor won the Vocational Excellence Award, while dedicated behind-the-scenes worker Garret Magian won both the School Service Award and the Atherton RSL Bursary. Mr Bakss said he was “pretty happy” to be unexpectedly named Dux. “I really didn’t see it coming,” he said. A keen physics student, Mr Bakss has applied to the University of Queensland for an engineering course, and plans to stay at St Leo’s College. Ms Lawrence, who gained a scholarship to the prestig-

ious Professor Harry Messel International Science School in May and also appeared in the 2013 Creative Generation dance performance in Brisbane in June, said the work she had put into her respective fields was “all worth it.” Ms Lawrence plans to enter the field of noetic science, which deals with the mind, intellect, philosphy and how thought affects the physical world. Principal Tony Whybird said the awards night was an “opportunity for the whole community to come together to celebrate the achievements of these talented students.” “Often sporting achievements are what attract a lot of attention in school – this is a chance for us to recognise the academic side of things,” he said. “Seeing the older students receiving this recognition also inspires the younger generation to strive for the best results.” In his opening address Mr Whybird also delivered a parable of circus fleas unwilling to jump high enough to escape a glass box due to becoming accustomed to a transparent lid that was no longer there. He cautioned students not to fall into the same trap and to strive to excel in whatever path they chose in life.

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Profits from building sale to ‘rejuvenate’ TAFE system By Boyd Robertson The proceeds from the sale of the former Mareeba TAFE site at Tinaroo Creek Road will go into “rejuvenating the TAFE system”, according to TAFE Queensland CEO Jodi Schmidt. However, it is unclear if the current local sub-campus will receive any extra funding as a result of the $1.3 million sale. When asked if the funds from the sale would return to the current Mareeba TAFE sub-campus, which operates under the administration of the main campus in Cairns,

Ms Schmidt’s response was broad. “The TAFE facilities at 39 Byrnes Street, Mareeba are leased premises that are being used to meet the demand for training in the Mareeba area,” she said. “This arrangement allows TAFE Queensland to focus on delivering programs that give the community the skills they need to get a job rather than investing in a facility that costs thousands to maintain. “As we work to create a stronger TAFE Queensland, our focus will be on investing in better programs, delivered by experienced teachers using a variety of flexible learning methods that suit the student of today.”

Mareeba & Dimbulah Community Bank® branches Dalrymple MP Shane Knuth has failed in a bid to halt a new levy that will see Mt Uncle director Bruce Watkins slugged $37,000 a year for his family-owned distillery.

Fire levy will still go ahead By Ryan Groube DALRYMPLE MP Shane Knuth’s lastditch bid to halt the introduction of the Emergency Management Fire and Rescue Levy has failed. From January 1, rural landowners and businesses will begin to be slugged with the State Government levy, which is expected to raise $24 million next financial year. Most rural ratepayers will be hit with a $90 bill while businesses are hit with a greater annual fee depending on what their land is used for. Mt Uncle Distillery is at the higher end of the scale, facing an annual bill of $37,500. The levy will be collected through council rates and will go into a general pool to fund emergency services following a series of expensive natural disaster clean-ups in recent years. Mr Knuth conceded that any effort to stop the levy before January 1 “appears to be lost” but said once residents started to get the bill in the mail the State Government would again be forced to look at the levy. “I am very disappointed my motion didn’t get up but this isn’t the end of this. When people start getting their bill of anywhere between $90 and $37,000 then they are not going to be happy and the State Government will cop it from them,” he said.

“My motion gave the rural members of the Government an opportunity to stand up for their rural members but instead they have dodged, ducked and hidden from the debate. “The sad part about all of this is that the money collected from these people will not be returned to them. It goes into a general pool and other people will get the services.” Member for Cook David Kempton fired a broadside at Mr Knuth, calling his proposed changes to the legislation as illconceived and unworkable. “The Member for Dalrymple presented this bill without consulting with or attempting to gain the support of the Government,” he said. “It was completely ill-conceived, badly prepared and entirely unworkable, that is why it failed to get up. “Had Shane taken the time to discuss his concerns with myself or our Government, he would not have had to waste time with an ill-conceived attempt to overturn legislation. “This is indicative of our government’s approach to community concerns and shows how ineffective Mr Knuth is for the people he represents.” The new levy is a reworking of the Urban Fire Levy which rural residents who lived more than 15 minutes away from a fire station never previously paid.

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Health boost A $1.8 million boost and a redirection of scholarship funding will double the number of rural generalist training places in Queensland by 2016. Speaking at the Rural Generalists Medicine World Summit today, Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said the initiative would help turn around Queensland’s rural workforce shortage. B“Doubling E C Q 4 1 intake 6 0 _ numbers MA _ ME 1 2013 2 0 to 1 80 3 -in12016 0 - will 2 5 T from- 37 in ensure people in the regions get the treatment they need, closer

to where they live,” he said. “Importantly, it will also return procedural skills like obstetrics and anaesthetics to rural communities. “This is a common-sense decision that should have been made many years ago, because ever since the program started in 2007 there have been more applicants than positions available on Queensland’s Rural Generalist Pathway.” 1 5 Doctors : 3 3 : can 0 0join + 1the 0 :new 0 0pathway as early as their intern year. Mr Springborg’s announcement also included: 50 new midwives for rural and regional areas, 105 new rural graduate nursing positions, and a $30.9 million Rural Telehealth Service as part of the $82 million Revitalisation of regional, rural and remote services package.

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COUNCIL-ELECTION Candidates

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Candidates for the election in ballot paper order are:

Postal/Electoral Visit applications close Wednesday 6pm 6 November 2013. Postal vote applications are available from the Returning Officer or the Electoral Commission of Queensland’s website www.ecq.qld.gov.au Pre-Poll voting will be conducted at:

Mayor BORZI, Mick

YOUR TEAM

GILMORE, Tom

TOM’S TEAM

Councillor HOLMES, Allan

TOM’S TEAM

GRAHAM, Mary

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EWIN, Karen

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Office of the Returning Officer Mareeba

Post Office Centre, Shop 7, 94 Byrnes Street, MAREEBA

28 Oct - 1 Nov : Mon-Fri 9am-5pm 4 Nov - 7 Nov: Mon-Thu 9am-5pm 8 Nov: Fri 9am-6pm

Kuranda Pre-Poll Office

CWA Hall, 20 Thongon Street, KURANDA

28 Oct - 1 Nov : Mon-Fri 9am-5pm 4 Nov - 7 Nov: Mon-Thu 9am-5pm 8 Nov: Fri 9am-6pm

ADCOCK, Ian JENSEN, Jenny

TOM’S TEAM

OWEN, Garth

TOM’S TEAM

TAYLOR, Gaye CRISTALDI, Fred

YOUR TEAM

BROWN, Nipper

TOM’S TEAM

HASTIE, Kay

YOUR TEAM

OWENS, Colleen

TOM’S TEAM

AMUNDSEN, Jay Nathan JOHNSTONE, Paul

YOUR TEAM

SANDAVER, Carolyn BEATTS, Peter PEDERSEN, Alan

YOUR TEAM

DOMINIKOVIC, YOUR Steve TEAM

Declared Institution Voting The Returning Officer will arrange voting for residents only at the following locations commencing Tuesday 29 October 2013. Declared Institution

Time and Date

Mareeba Garden Settlement Aged Care Facility 7 MacRae Street, MAREEBA

11:00 AM 8/11/2013

Mareeba Hospital 21 Lloyd Street, MAREEBA

11:00 AM 9/11/2013

Polling Day is Saturday 9 November 2013 Polling Booth locations are listed below with opening hours 8am to 6pm. *

Biboohra

State School, Petersen Street, BIBOOHRA

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Chillagoe

State School, Cathedral Street, CHILLAGOE

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Dimbulah

Memorial Hall, 29 Raleigh Street, DIMBULAH

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Herberton

CWA Hall, Williams Street, HERBERTON

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Julatten

State School, 1141 Euluma Creek Road, JULATTEN

Kuranda

CWA Hall, 20 Thongon Street, KURANDA

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Mareeba

State School, Constance Street, MAREEBA

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Mareeba Hospital

Hospital, 21 Lloyd Street, MAREEBA

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Mareeba West

State High School, Jasper Street, MAREEBA WEST

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Mount Molloy

State School, Fraser Road, MOUNT MOLLOY

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Mutchilba

State School, Dimbulah Road, MUTCHILBA

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Speewah

Speewah Fire Shed, Cnr Speewah Road and William Smith Drive, SPEEWAH

Barra season closes Fishers are reminded that barramundi will be off limits in Queensland east coast waters from until February 1, 2014. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district officer Coby Walker said the closure was in place to protect barramundi stock during their spawning season when they are most vulnerable.   “The closed season allows stocks to replenish to ensure there are healthy fish populations for current and future generations of Queensland fishers,” he said. “A barramundi closure also currently applies for the Gulf of Carpentaria until 1 February 2014.” Mr Walker said barramundi fishing is still permitted in some lakes and dams across the State. “Fishers can hook a barra during the closed season by fishing at a Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme (SIPS) dam,” he said. “Barramundi can still be taken from Tinaroo Falls Dam with size (minimum 58 centimentre) and possession (one fish) limits still in effect. Environment grants open DAVID Kempton, Member for Cook, is calling on eligible individuals and groups in Cook to apply for the State Government’s Everyone’s Environment grants program. Mr Kempton said $12 million was up for grabs as part of the community-focused program, aimed at assisting with activities that tackle environmental degradation and restoration works to conserve Queensland’s cultural heritage. “The heritage phase is to support community groups and heritage owners to undertake projects that ensure the conservation and interpretation, access and community engagement with Queensland’s heritage-listed places (state and locally listed) as well as historic shipwrecks,” he said. “It provides two streams of funding, with $2000 to $10,000 available on the smaller scale and $10,000 to $40,000 for larger scale projects. “This money will be distributed to those people running projects that actively seek to

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Top teacher Atherton State High School teacher David Platz has been awarded a National Excellence in Teaching Award (NEiTA). A mathematics and physics teacher for 14 years, Mr Platz has spent 10 years developing an online astronomy and astrophysics course which has been recognised by the Queensland Studies Authority. Using a $30,000 Spotlight on Science grant, Mr Platz developed the course as a way of finding new ways to teach maths and science. “Astronomy and astrophysics are rich in mathematics and all the wonderful sciences but are also their own unique fields,” he said. Now in their 20th year, the NEiTAs are Australia’s only national independent teaching awards that are voted for by parents, school boards and councils, parent associations, committees of management, secondary school councils and community organisations. This year 60 teachers were recognised with 17 coming from Queensland. “I am very proud of all Queensland’s hardworking and inspiring teachers and these awards reward their efforts,” Queensland Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said. “Teachers play a critical role in the lives of Queensland children by giving them the knowledge and skills needed to achieve success in their futures, and it’s important to acknowledge the positive difference they make to our lives.”

Camp kids reunite A ‘Camp Kids’ reunion was held at Kerribee Park on October 26 and 27 with more than 60 people attending. Camp Kids is the name for a generation of youngsters who grew up in satellite towns across the Tableland during the construction of the Mareeba-Dimbulah channel system. The reunion kicked off at 1pm with a barbeque held in the early evening. Most stayed overnight and had breakfast in the morning before heading home.

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engage the community in conserving, understanding and appreciating Queensland’s cultural heritage. “I urge those eligible in Cook to submit their applications and take advantage of this great opportunity.” Expressions of interest for larger-scale projects are due to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection by 5pm Friday November 15. Applications for smaller-scale project are due to the department by 5pm Friday 3 February 2014. More information about the grants program is available at http://www.ehp.qld.gov.au.

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Geese to blame for power outage This flock of magpie geese knocked out power to parts of Atherton and Malanda when some of its members flew into powerlines By Boyd Robertson The dastardly culprits behind power outages in Atherton and Malanda on October 28 have been revealed as a flock of devious magpie geese. Power routed through an Ergon feeder station in East Barron was cut in two separate incidents at about 7:30am and 9:30am, leaving 1079 customers in parts of Atherton and the outskirts of Malanda without juice. Ergon dispatched three teams to patrol the area and made a gruesome discovery – the bodies of two geese, electrocuted by flying into the powerlines. Although power was restored within 20 minutes in both cases, Ergon’s challenge is now to prevent this from happening again, as the birds appear to have settled down at the site for the time being. Ergon corporate communications manager Mark Timmerman said that the company was tinkering with its equipment to stop future geese-related outages. “We are currently doing some network adjustments to ensure circuit breaker equipment at our Atherton substa-

tion is operating in such a way to alleviate future issues,” he said. “We’re also considering things like changing the angles of the support arms or placing spacers between the lines to prevent future clashes. “There should be no impact to customers’ power while this work is done.” Mr Timmerman also warned that bird impacts can cause powerlines to fall by creating superheated electricity arcs which melt through the wires. Downed powerlines can transmit electricity into the ground and be deadly from some distance away so anyone that sees one is advised to contact either the police or Ergon for repair. Local bird expert Alan Gillanders said magpie geese, although nomadic, will settle in swamps and ponds ahead of the wet season. “If they find a good spot, they will stay for some time,” he said. “They want to roost in a swamp – they will stay until the rains come and then disperse for breeding. “This type of geese can form flocks of tens of thousands.”

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Novelist’s book based on home turf By Boyd Robertson

Life and love in Far North Queensland has given Mareeba novelist Mandy Magro plenty of real-world inspiration for her forays into the world of rural romance. A self-described “country girl through and through”, Mandy has seen a lot of the Far North, working out on stations as a cook, behind the chutes at rodeos and farming fruit at Mareeba. Setting her steamy novels – which invariably revolve around star-crossed lovers with troubled pasts – on her home turf not only gives her a familiar environment to ground her stories in but also allows her to take advantage of the area’s diversity, including rural farms, lush rainforest, the glittering coast and the Great Barrier Reef. Her first novel, runaway success Rosalee Station, contained many elements of her own life and launched her into a novelist career. Her new novel Driftwood, released on November 1, however, marks her first foray into the past, alternatively following the exploits of a bushranger and his lover in 1861 New South Wales and the adventures of a young woman and a modern cowboy in 2012 Far North Queensland. Mandy says she researched the historical setting of gold-rush era New South Wales ex-

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tensively. “This is my first one with historical threads to it – I’m not a big history buff but the bushranger stuff has always appealed to me,” she said. “I learned about how they spoke, what they wore, what they ate.” Australian rural romance isn’t anything new, with Mandy being inspired by writers like Fiona Palmer, Tony Park and Rachel Treasure, but she sees a blossoming of the genre coming with renewed interest in the more erotic side of things thanks to the success of Fifty Shades of Grey. “I think the desire for (rural romance) has always been around – look at TV shows like McLeod’s Daughters and The Farmer Wants a Wife – but I think that demand is going up,” she said. “Not all of my readers are rural women like you’d expect – a lot of them are urban and read the books because it gets them out of the city and there’s also a lot of men reading because they like the country aspects. “I am hoping to write an erotic rural novel at some point – probably not as full on with the whips and chains as Fifty Shades but definitely getting a lot steamier.” The Express will be giving away six copies of Driftwood through a competition on our Facebook page. Head online to check it out.

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Revive the Community Plan and use it as a guide for future development

Quarantine the Mareeba Leagues Club annual rent of $216,000 and use it to upgrade sporting and community facilities

Maintain the existing Pensioner Rebate on rates Maintain the current rates rebate for 'Not for Profit' organisations Continue the Financial and in-kind support program at funding levels appropriate to the new council Maintain Parks and Gardens and Sporting Facilities at a high level to foster a healthy community Reunite the Community and plan for the future

Create a ‘Youth Council’ consisting of people aged between 15 and 25 years, to meet with council and advise on youth related matters Engage schools to have class groups attend council meetings to observe procedure and engage with councillors and staff Continue the annual $1,000 Council bursary for a student graduating from Year 12 and moving on to higher education (one per high school)

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Community CELEBRATIONS

Rotary student leadership dinner Mareeba Rotary hosted the 2013 student leadership dinner at the Mareeba RSL on Wednesday, October 23. The night was held to recognise and meet the school leaders from the district and to share with everyone what Interact and Early Act does. Interact and Early Act clubs are primary and secondary school based service clubs sponsored and supported by Rotary and they raise money to give to worthy causes locally, as well as International causes such as schools in East Timor. The night was also an opportunity for Interact club members to lead and run a Mareeba Rotary Meeting.

Why on Earth would you take your child to a Chiropractor? Chiropractic is one of the fastest growing health professions in the world, with over 250,000 Australians visiting a chiropractor every week. A large number of these visits are also children. How is it that someone so young can develop a spinal problem? The most common reason is trauma. A child’s development involves 3 formidable challenges to their musculoskeletal system. 1. Birth: The passage through the birth canal is one of the most dangerous trips a person takes in their lifetime. Only a hundred years ago, the birthing process was feared because the risk of death to the child and mother was much higher then it is today. Abnormal birth positions such as breach or coming out feet first greatly increase the risk of complications. If the risk is too high, often a cesarean section may need to be performed. These situations can place an abnormal degree of stress on the delicate structures of the neck and skull leading to injury and dysfunction 2. Learning to walk: Transitioning from crawling to standing on two legs is quite the feat. Maintaining an upright spine and learning how to walk involves many months of tripping, falling and completely changing the way the spine handles gravity 3. New Technology: The most recent addition is the increased use of tablets/smart phones and the subsequent sedentary lifestyle. The constant looking

down and hunching of shoulders significantly increases the risk of postural deformities developing that often lead to headaches and spinal pain. The ‘sloth like’ behaviour associated with computers puts the child at risk of developing obesity. At the current rate, 65% of young Australians will be overweight or obese by 2020 A chiropractor is well positioned to both assess and manage the aforementioned challenges. Chiropractors go to university for a minimum of 5 years to learn how to improve the health and function of the body. There are mandatory courses that focus on how to assess and care for children. Many chiropractors also undertake postgraduate study specialising in infant care. Chiropractic care provided to children is not a ‘scaled down’ version of what is often used with adults. Chiropractors have specific techniques to look after infants that often involve forces no greater then testing the ripeness of an avocado or tomato. There is a massive difference between looking after the spine of a truck driver who has been loading cattle for 40 years and that of a 4-month old baby. If you have concerns about the health of your child and how well they are functionally developing, contact your local chiropractors. Small issues addressed now can help prevent major problems in the future.

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More than 70 people attended the night – which included 35 students from Mareeba State High School Interact, Mareeba State School Early Act and school leaders from Mareeba State High, Mareeba State Primary School, St Anthony’s Parish school Dimbulah, St Thomas’ School Mareeba, St Stephens College, Dimbulah State School (primary and high) and Biboohra State School. Parents and teachers from each of the schools also attended. The guest speakers on the night were Jordan Bennett from Mareeba Interact and Richard Thomson from Mareeba Primary Early Act who did a presentation on their recent conference trip to Dili.

Community Bank celebrates Liberty Swing with community The Mareeba and Dimbulah Community Bank Branches of Bendigo Bank hosted a morning tea to celebrate the opening of the new Liberty Swing at Centenary Park, Mareeba, on Thursday, October 17. Disability support services, Service Users, students with disabilities from the local schools, Carers and community members, enjoyed a morning outing where they could try out the swing and meet new friends. “We really appreciate the Community Bank hosting such an event’, explained Virginia Carr, Service Coordinator from Mareeba District Flexi Support. “For a person with limited mobility it gives an incredible feeling of freedom that most of

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us take for granted”. Carers were also acknowledged for the huge amount of support that they provide to family members on a daily basis. Mareeba Branch Manager Stephen Gear said this project was a partnership with Tablelands Regional Council, Variety Bash and the Community Bank and local businesses. Supporting projects like this is what we are all about and we are very pleased to have been able to provide $8,333.00 for the project. The swing is the only one on the Tablelands and will attract families with disabled relatives to visit the park which is ideally located beside the Heritage Information Centre in Mareeba.

Mareeba Chamber of Commerce Luncheon – Friday November, 1

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In the months & years after John Atherton & his family settled in Mareeba in 1877, many businesses, out of necessity, would have been established here. Two of those would have been a Wheelwright, & a Blacksmith. Often these trades overlapped. Horses & drays were the only manner of transport & these businesses would have been in great demand. At the Museum outside the Blacksmith’s shop we have an item of great interest: a large circular plate of metal with a hole in the middle! This was an essential item to the Wheelwright in the replacing of the iron band on the wheel of a dray. The hub of the wheel would be placed in the hole allowing the wheel to be repaired to sit on the metal plate. The superheated iron band would then be placed over the wheel & water poured over to shrink the band around the wheel. We have obtained a video of this process. This can be viewed at any time in the Blacksmith’s shop at the Museum. Christmas is fast approaching & we are turning our minds to gift giving. You could do no better for absent friends than to send them a copy of “Smoke & Mirrors”; the story of the Mareeba Dimbulah Tobacco Industry written by Dr Marjorie Gilmore & Mr Bob Veness. The books are available at the Information Centre. The Centre’s shop is also full of interesting items & goodies suitable for gifts. If you are a member of the Mareeba Information & Heritage Centre you are entitled to a discount in the shop. Happy shopping & we look forward to showing you around the Museum.

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Top British player to coach Roosters seniors By Ryan Groube

THE Atherton Roosters are hopeful a Pommie invasion will help lift the club off the bottom of the Cairns and District Rugby League ladder in 2014. Last week, the club unveiled former Great Britain and Wales international Karle Hammond as their senior coach for 2014. The Roosters playing ranks have also been bolstered with the signing of Jamie Thackray, a prop forward who has been plying his trade with Limoux Grizzlies in France’s Elite One Championship. Discussions are also underway to sign Super League centre Dean McGilvary as well as promising young fullback Richard Lepori who plays in the second-tier competition in England. Scottish international Brett Carter, who was a try scorer in Scotland’s shock 26-24 win over Tonga at the Rugby League World Cup, is also in the Roosters sights. Roosters’ president Rodney Cumming said the club felt that a handful of new players were needed to reinvigorate the clubs playing roster. “I’ve always believed that in this competition you need to have your few imports if you want to be successful,” he said. “We have seen in the past that clubs can go from the shithouse to the penthouse in a year and while our first step will be to try and get off the bottom [of the ladder] I’d like to see us back in the top five.” Hammond, who comes to the club with a ringing en-

dorsement from Northern Pride coach Jason Demetriou, said he was looking forward to the challenge of restoring the Roosters as a CDRL powerhouse. “I don’t care what has happened in the past, my focus is on 2014,” Hammond told The Express. Having spent the past six years Shellharbour  on the South Coast of New South Wales, Hammond, his wife and four children began the 2700 kilometre drive to Atherton on Monday. Hammond hopes to get the Roosters together for some informal training sessions in November in a bid to get to know his charges and to revive players’ enjoyment of the game. “We won’t be doing three kilometre time trials or anything, we’ll just organise a couple of games of touch footy so I can meet the guys and the guys can meet me,” he said. He said he would not hesitate on promoting players from lower grades into the senior side and that he would not tolerate players missing training. “I want our players training and that will be one of the key things that I base my team selections on,” he said. “If a brilliant player isn’t turning up and an okay player keeps showing up it will be the one who shows up that will be selected every time. “All I want is a playing roster that turns up with a smile on their face ready to train.” The Mareeba Gladiators are still looking for an A Grade, A Reserve and Under 18s coach for 2014. 

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A letter to the people of Mareeba Shire... I would first like to establish my credentials as a business person and rate payer of Mareeba Shire. I have established and run my own business in Mareeba for 25 years and in that time I served 12 years in a community service club, eight years as coordinator of two major events with a combined attendance of over 15,000 people per year. I spent three years as president of the Mareeba Chamber of Commerce and four years as a shire Councillor. It is because of this I have taken a close interest in the de-amalgamation process from the beginning, both verbally and financially, although I was not part of the Mareeba concerned citizens or the Mareeba Chamber of Commerce, who both fort long and hard to bring about the referendum to de-amalgamate from the Tablelands Regional Council. I attended a meeting held at the Mareeba International Club called by Mr Rod Ferguson (Transfer Manager), to inform the rate payers on the process of de-amalgamating the Mareeba Shire from the Tablelands Regional Council. His comments have since been printed in papers for all to read. One of the questions asked of Mr. Ferguson was ‘Would the Mareeba Shire be viable after de amalgamation’ and his answer was ‘YES WITH CAREFUL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING’, the opposite to what we were told by the TRC and Queensland treasury during the de-amalgamation meetings. It is with frustration that I now see the former Mayor of the TRC, Tom Gilmore and current TRC Councillor Jenny Jensen, and some others of his team putting their hands up for election to the position of Mayor and councillors of our shire. The same people publicly denigrated those that stood up and lobbied the State Government to give us our democratic rite to have a say in our future. With letters to the editor and tweets on the

TRC website against the ratepayers of the Mareeba Shire having the opportunity to have our shire back. How can we as ratepayers trust these people who jump from one side of the fence to the other? After all isn’t this part of the reason that we won’t our own Shire back. Weren’t some of these people part of the inefficient amalgamation process that we have fought hard to get out of?. I find it extremely hypercritical that these people now want to represent us and our Shire after wanting nothing to do with the process to get us to this election. Maybe they hope to be elected and send the shire broke and then walk away with their hands in the air saying ‘But we told you it wouldn’t work’. As ratepayers we don’t have to be too smart to know that finances will be tight for at least the next two years. They will be the most critical two years for the future on the new Mareeba Shire. Actions speak louder than words and we would not be having this election if it wasn’t for the Mareeba Chamber of Commerce and the concerned citizens of the Mareeba Shire who lobbied the state government to have a referendum. While others lobbied in the background to have it stopped. I am very parochial when it comes to the Mareeba Shire and don’t want to see its future potential jeopardised by people with self interests. I won’t to reiterate that my frustrations are not aimed at all the candidates that are standing only those that came out against deamalgamation and now want us to believe that they have our best interests at hart. Please choose carefully on the 9th of November. True we need progress and development, but most of all we need to pay our bills and be financially viable and the rest will follow. Bob Neate Rate Payer and business owner, Mareeba

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The LAND Mackay Sugar profits are up Mackay Sugar has announced a $16.3 million profit for the year ending May 2013, at its Annual General Meeting last week. The financial result marks a $28.8 million improvement on the $12.5 million loss recorded in the 2012 financial year. Mackay Sugar Chairman Andrew Cappello discussed the major milestones achieved in the reporting period and said the year under review was a year of progress, after having experienced poor results over the previous two seasons, due to wet weather. “We delivered a number of exceptional outcomes in the reporting period, including the acquisition of Mossman Mill in June 2012, the completion of our Racecourse Cogeneration Plant in September 2012 – our first large scale renewable energy plant, and carried out a major boiler upgrade at our Marian Mill,” he said. Mackay Sugar handled a crop of 5.6 million tonnes and 508,867 tonnes in Mackay and Mossman respectively in the 2012 season (2011 season: 4.2 million tonnes; 411,012t) and produced more than 820,000 tonnes of raw sugar in Mackay and 63,500 tonnes in Mossman. Mackay Sugar Chief Executive Officer Quinton Hildebrand provided shareholders with an account of the operational performance for the current season and the strategies aimed at improving results for the Company in the years ahead.

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Julatten Rural Fire Brigade volunteers Dave Inkster, Wally Gray, Reece Gore and Russell Holt. The brigade is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month By Ryan Groube AN honour board bearing the names of all past and present members of the Julatten Rural Fire Brigade (JRFB), will be unveiled on November 30 – as part of the brigade’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The 2.4 metre long, 1.3 metre high board will include the names of about 200 volunteers, including the year they joined the JRFB, and will hang above the meeting room in the brigade’s shed. JRFB first officer Wally Gray joined the brigade in 1981 and said it was important to remember those people who donated their time to protect their community.

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“We are doing this mainly in recognition of the work people did 50 years ago to get our brigade going,” he said. “People who volunteer with rural fire brigades don’t get paid but we front up as part of our commitment to our community. We don’t go out and fight fires for glory we go out for the good of the community.” The JRFB has come a long way since it was first formed (as the Julatten Bush Fire Brigade) on November 4, 1963. At the first meeting, the brigade had enough money to buy four knapsack sprays, a first aid kit and 12 beaters – long sticks with a leather head used to extinguish fires. A modified Land Rover was the brigade’s

first fire engine and the relocated Geraghty Park hall became the brigades first “home” in 1984. As the township grew the hall was no longer suitable to house the brigade and in 2000 a new shed was built at the northern end of Geraghty Park where the brigade remains to this day. Today, the JRFB has 36 members and two medium attack units, one with an 800 litre tank and one with a 1000 litre tank. Mr Gray said the brigade was well established due to the hard work of volunteers that had come before. Celebrations for the 50th anniversary will kick off at the shed at 4pm on November 30 and go “until everyone goes home”.

Numbers the same but values improved Mareeba Combined Agents penned a total of 385 head of Prime and Store cattle for this week’s market. Numbers remained the same and values improved for the better finished Heavy Bullocks and Cows. Rates improved for Heavy Slaughter Bulls. Bullocks and Steers suitable

for the Local trade sold to values +3 c/ kg higher than last week and Bullocks suitable for the Export Slaughter trade also improved by as much as6 c/ kg for the best on offer. Cows suitable for the Local Wholesale market sold to -2 c/ kg and returned a lower average than the previous week. For the few

Cows on offer suitable for the Export Slaughter trade gained in value with some very heavy Cows selling to rates +9 c/ kg higher than last week’s top of 121 c/ kg. There has been a slight change in rates being offered for Heavy Slaughter Bulls, but this week there were very limited numbers on offer.

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Cadets looking for members By Boyd Robertson Confidence, discipline, self-reliance and camaraderie are on offer at the 106 Australian Air Force Cadets (Tablelands) Squadron, which has begun a recruitment drive leading up to its passing-out parade on November 24. Anyone between the ages of 13 and 20 is welcome to join up for a cadetship, which includes a wide variety of training and activities and training in skills like orienteering, fieldcraft, weapons safety and teamwork. Regular lecture sessions on Friday nights at the squadron’s Abbott Street facility, teach cadets tactics, aircraft recognition and service history. Cadets also take part in drill competitions and appear at military events like the dedication of the Avenue of Honour and ANZAC Day marches. Flight Lieutenant Stephen Fowler said the 106th Squadron, which makes up part of one of the Cadet’s eight national Wings, is looking to recruit at least eight new cadets to replace those graduating this year, and hopefully add “another ten or fifteen” to the ranks. “All these activities are designed to build a cadet’s self-reliance and confidence – these activities aren’t necessarily available in school,” Flt Lt Fowler said. “The organisation, nation-wide, is really more about personal development than it is recruiting for the defence forces.” Romney Blunt, 20, is a former 106 cadet and said her four years in the organisation had been a life-changing experience. She now works as a civilian instructor for the squadron. “I used to be really messy, my room was always a disaster,” she said. “When I first got my uniform I always had it ironed, boots polished – I took a lot of pride in it.

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“I also used to hate talking in public, but now I’m an instructor and I like to teach, so you can see how it builds confidence and discipline.” Current cadets Jessyk Ernst, from Mareeba, and Dylan Russo, from Biboohra, both said they are enjoying their tenures.

“My parents dragged me along to the first meeting,” CPPL Ernst said. “But soon I really started to like it a lot – you can do a whole bunch of things in Cadets that you can’t do anywhere else. “We go bush camping, we learn a heap of skills, I think it’s great.”

The squadron, which narrowly missed out on a first-place result at a regional drill marching competition, also has a rivalry with the 144 Army Cadets Unit based at Atherton. Flt Lt Fowler was said that 106 had a “much more varied training program” than 144 ACU.

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PNG. Thanks for the wonderful response. The entertainment continued throughout the afternoon with Les and his band playing many old favourites during afternoon tea. Thanks again for a lovely musical interlude to Les and the band. Zumba was a huge hit as well with many ladies getting into the swing of it along with the Lionesses. Thanks to Deb. At our last meeting we presented Cancer Council Queensland’s representative Berni McKean of Cairns with a donation of $10,000 which was raised at this function. Our social mornings are continuing to be a wonderful way to catch up with our fellow Lionesses. Everyone needs to take time to relax and “take five” and these mornings are an excellent way to do this. We always enjoy each others company and tell a few jokes and have a great time at these mornings. We meet at different venues every month. The annual Pensioners Christmas Party will be held in November on the second Tuesday of the

month at the CWA Hall. Santa is bound to be make a quick visit out of his busy schedule so we had better fine tune our voices to sing a few of his favourites Christmas Carols. This will be the last Pensioners morning for the year as the club will be in recess until February 2014. It has been our pleasure to provide this morning for all to enjoy and we look forward to seeing everyone back next year. Relay for Life will be held this year in Atherton on November 9 and 10. Our club will be there to help and we look forward to meeting all the walkers on this weekend of fun and hard work. Lionesses will be selling tickets in the Lions Club annual Christmas hampers at IGA and Coles supermarkets from now until Christmas Eve selling Christmas Raffle Please support us in our endeavour to raise much need funds for those in need. If you need any information about the Mareeba Lioness Club, please ring Lyn Simpson on 4092 3953. We look forward to hearing from you.

entertainment ismatic, privileged handsome playboy, in role that he plays with sheer brilliance. But this is not just a story about racing – it unfolds as an incredible drama with excellent photography, great emotion and pure raw courage. It's a study of two totally opposite personalities, with totally different lifestyles, going for the same goal in life. RUSH has had incredibly good reviews from almost all major critics. THOR – THE DARK WORLD continues its Mareeba run – and what a film it is, loaded with action , effects and adventure. And if you have not seen GRAVITY with George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, make it part of your “to do“ list this week.

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Formula 3. Here they compete viciously against each other until Lauda's superior business acumen and surgeon like precision behind the wheel propels him all the way to Formula 1; eventually landing him the number one spot at Ferrari. However it's not long before unruly golden boy James Hunt fights his way into Formula 1, and into the hearts of a nation, dramatically seizing the world championship from Lauda and proving to the critics, and more importantly himself, that there is real substance beneath his stylish exterior. Polar opposites pitted against each other in the most dangerous sport in the world, Hunt and Lauda are pushed to the breaking point of their physical and psychological endurance. CAPTAIN PHILLIPS During the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates, the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks), and his Somali counterpart, Muse (Barkhad Abdi) grows in intensity. Set on an incontrovertible collision course off the coast of Somalia, both men find themselves paying the human toll for economic forces outside of their control. (Based on a true story.) GRAVITY Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), is a medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. They have lost communication with Earth...and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

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Children encouraged to realise their potential

Fun and education all in one Mareeba Childcare and Kindy are now taking enrolments for 2014. For more than 30 years the three local Childcare, kindy and outside school hour’s care centres have been providing quality care and education for children from birth to 17 years. Learning should be fun and that’s is provided to all children. The centres believe in maximising the potential of every child through quality education and care. The qualified educators provide each child with an engaging experience while in their care – which builds their success for life. The two childcare and kindy centres located at Constance Street and Dunlop Street in Mareeba have classes and specialised learning programs for children from birth to kindy. Both centres have

qualified kindy teachers who operate an approved kindergarten program from Monday to Friday. This programs allows the children to grow and learn in readiness for the following prep school year. For before, after and school holiday care look no further then Mareeba Outside School Hours Care. The centre provides fun, excitement and education for every child. Outside school hours care caters for all school aged children from prep to year 12. The centre covers before school care, after school care, plus full day vacation care on the school holidays. Each session is specifically designed to promote the healthy development of children in a safe and fun environment. All children are encouraged to be crea-

tive and think of wonderful and amazing projects to complete whether it be before or after school, or on the holidays. A free pick up and drop off bus service to local schools is also available. Bookings are now being taken for the upcoming Christmas school holidays – book early. The centres are all open Monday to Friday. The childcare and kindy centres are open from 7am to 5.30pm and outside school hours care is open 7am to 6pm. All parents and kids are welcome to visit anytime. Contact Mareeba Childcare and kindy – 67 Constance Street, phone 4092 1912 or at 9 Dunlop Street, phone 4092 5277. Outside School Hours care, 4 Hastie Street, phone 4092 2431.

Candlenut Steiner School is situated on a 40 acre bush property in Kuranda. It is a beautiful, tranquil place, traversed by walking tracks and seasonal creeks. Candlenut offers an internationally comparable Steiner programme that is fully accredited by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority as meeting all state and national academic standards. Steiner education places great importance on recognising the individual with every student at our school encouraged to realise their potential. In addition to a strong academic program in literacy, numeracy and the sciences, our students experience music by singing and learning to play an instrument. Candlenut also teaches a wide range of art and crafts, as well as organic food gardening and woodwork. The school is currently undertaking an extensive building project to improve the educational experiences available to our students in the middle and high school. We are anticipating being able to open our new high school campus next year, with facilities including a science laboratory, a multi-purpose manual arts workshop and art studio. We offer this unique and holistic education to children drawn from all over the Cairns and Tablelands area, and offer bus services from Cairns, the Northern Beaches and Mareeba. For further information or an enrolment package please visit our website at www.candlenutsteinerschool.qld.edu.au or call us on 4093 8809.

NOW TAKING ENROLMENTS FOR 2014! 67 Constance Street

CHILDCARE & KINDY Welcome to visit any day from 7am-5.30pm

9 Dunlop Street

CHILDCARE & KINDY Welcome to visit any day from 7am-5.30pm

DID YOU KNOW...    

We have caring and friendly qualified educators We cater for children from birth to school aged care We follow the Early Learning Years Framework We deliver quality and fun early childhood education

CHILDCARE & KINDY CENTRES 67 Constance St, Mareeba p: 4092 1912 9 Dunlop Street, Mareeba p: 4092 5277

4 Hastie Street OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS OPEN before school, after school & school holidays.

Welcome to visit any day!

Providing Quality Care and education in the Mareeba area for 30 YEARS

OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS CARE 4 Hastie Street, Mareeba p: 4092 2431 OPEN FROM 7AM-6PM!

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Safety Week

Lunchtime fun in the Library

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Rocky Top Challenge

Dimbulah State School Science

Lunchtime fun in the Library

Science excursion to Chillagoe

Safety Week

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EARLY EARNING CENTRE

Science excursion to Chillagoe Science excursion to Chillagoe Mareeba State Primary School prep students Alara Nobelius, Rahsheeda Grainer-Collins and Lochlan Perkes with Yr 9the Scie nceXO-1 Prac Diss ecting a toad teacher Mrs O’Neill test out new Laptops.

New XO laptops take Mareeba Primary School to the next level of education

MAREEBA State School delivers effective and engaging educational programs ensuring that every day, in every classg a toad Dissectin nce Prac room, every student is learning SciePrac 9nce Yr toad a g ectin Diss Yr 9 Scie bulance) (Amnce) 8’s bula er(Am Und and achieving. 8’s er Und Achieving better outcomes and helping students become the > Quality Childcare from Birth best they can be is at the heart of to Kindy everything Mareeba State School > Dedicated Kindy class (MSS) does. MSS have high expectations with qualified Teacher of students and the school. “We Science Prac Dissecting > a toad A focus on Early Learning are continuously monitoring our programs and student outcomes > Extra activities such as to identify ways we can do things Yoga, Brain Gym and Music Lessons better, how we can help your child improve”. Said principal > Longer hours 6.30am-6pm Shirlee Gallo. Monday to Friday In their desire to offer all children the best level of education and opportunities available Mareeba State Primary School has invested in new XO-1 laptops that will see every child in prep and grade 1 levels in 2014 with access to their own XO lapContact us today! top while at school. The XO-1 is the perfect ChilQT’S Early Leaning Centre dren's machines and will provide phone 4092 7200 email: sjenkins@qite.com all prep level and grade 1 children 41 Anzac Avenue, Mareeba www.qtsearlylearning.com unlimited access to knowledge

QT’S offers you & your child...

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and opportunities to explore, experiment and express themselves in their every day learning environment. The XO’s will also allow teachers to monitor and examine each child’s progress throughout the school year. “Teachers will be able to track a child’s progress on various numeracy and literacy based activities”. Said Shirlee. The laptops which are designed for educational purposes are like no other device you’ve encountered before. The XO has been designed to inspire and engage children, and allow them to collaborate and connect – it’s a small machine with big capabilities. Not only is the XO tough enough to withstand the most extreme real life conditions, it’s versatile enough to keep up with children’s ever-changing needs and even comes with a built in camera and voice recorder. Mareeba State Primary School is the first school on the Tablelands to introduce XO’s to the classroom and it positions them at the forefront of new technology

in our ever changing world. “The world is changing and we have to make sure our children are ready for it. The XO’s are a versatile learning tool and we are excited to start the new program in 2014”. Said Shirlee. MSS priorities are a strong focus on teaching literacy and numeracy skills across every year level. Our school prides itself on providing calm and disciplined classrooms and on the strong support we offer for students. From intervention to consolidation to extension, we look for every opportunity to help your child improve. We are proud of our school and of the wonderful high quality teaching staff and other school members that work closely with our students and parents in making Mareeba State School a great school. Enrolments are now open for 2014. Contact the principal Shirlee Gallo at Mareeba State School on 4092 8100 for more information and enrolments. Located at Constance Street.

Dimbulah P-10 State School offers: Specialized Prep classes Small class sizes Caring teachers Specialist Secondary teachers involved in the Primary curriculum National Curriculum Geography and History offered across the school Year 7 into High School Transition starting Semester 2 School based traineeships Seamless academic progression from Prep - Year 10 A supportive learning environment based on Respect and Co-operation

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ForÊallÊenrolmentÊenquiriesÊcontactÊtheÊschoolÊofficeÊonÊphÊ4094Ê5333ÊorÊÊ emailÊadmin@dimbulahss.eq.edu.auÊorÊcheckÊtheÊschoolÊwebsiteÊwww.dimbulahss.eq.edu.au

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Learn and grow at QT’s school

Happy children from birth to kindy from all over the region are looked after on a daily basis at QT’s Early Leaning Centre in Mareeba. Now in its fourth year, the purpose built child care and kindy centre offers children and parents a safe, vibrant, nurturing and educational environment where they can learn and grow together – all while having fun. Children from as far away as Atherton, Dimbulah, Yungaburra and Kuranda attend the centre in Mareeba. The modern centre features high ceilings, large spacious rooms set out specifically for each age group, and low-set windows so the children can see outside to their playground and beautifully land-

scaped outdoor play grounds with equipment. QT’s has many programs, activities and events for the children and their families to enjoy. Extra activities also include yoga classes, brain gym and most recently music lessons for the children to help with their development. The centre provides quality day care services and a Kindy program delivered by a qualified Teacher. Educational programs are developed and implemented for each age group, to cater for each child’s individual needs. In accordance with the early learning year’s framework, the Kindy program follows school readiness guidelines to help

make the transition easy. The friendly and qualified staff at QT’S treat your child like one of their own, the environment is caring, friendly and stimulating. QT’s also offers longer hours for busy families, the centre is open Monday to Friday from 6.30am to 6pm and the staff can help take the hassle out of your day. For the best start in life enrol your child at QT’S Early Learning Centre today. For more information please contact centre director, Siale Jenkins on 4092 7200 or visit us at 41 Anzac Avenue, Mareeba. Check out their website at www.qtsearlylearning.com

Uniforms St Thomas, St Stephens & Mareeba High Uniforms & Accessories

available at...

It’s time for new school uniforms IS your child in need of school uniforms? Whether it is their very first school uniform or just time for some new ones – Color Studio has all your school uniform needs covered. Color Studio is now selling all the latest school uniforms for Mareeba High, St Thomas’s and St Stephens schools at their premises on Ray Road Mareeba. All school uniforms are now available, get in quick to avoid the last minute rush. From shorts and skirts, to polo’s and hats, Color Studio has it all.

Noela Matthews has been fitting school children with comfortable and affordable school uniforms for more than 10 years and knows how to fit your child correctly, as well as allowing room for growth. Color Studios are also now you local stockist of promotional items, as well as corporate uniforms, work wear, screen printing and embroidery services. Color Studio is located at 151 Ray Road, Mareeba, phone 4092 6777.

Mareeba State School Every Day in Every Classroom Every Child is Learning & Achieving

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Nestled on 40 acres of beautiful bushland at Boyles Road in Kuranda offers a unique educational experience from Kindy to Class Ten to families across the Tablelands and Cairns **Bus now available from Mareeba** Vacancies are now available for some classes in the upper primary and high school

Come and visit our weekly markets Each Thursday From 2.30pm - Fresh produce, dips and healthy treats available! For further information, or an enrolment package, please visit our website at: www.candlenutsteinerschool.qld.edu.au Or contact the Office on 4093 8809 between 8am & 4pm www.theexpressnewspaper.com.au

> A focus on teaching literacy and numeracy > Calm and disciplined classrooms > Strong and dedicated staff > A head of curriculum teacher and dedicated classroom teachers. Plus trained support teachers, intervention teachers and teacher aides > Innovative programs including various lunch time and after school activities

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Taking Enrolments for 2014 Prep - Year 7

Specific programs such as...

> Positive Behaviour support > Music and instrumental music > Guidance > Language and Culture > Chaplaincy Support > State of the art facilities > Physical Education > Active P & C Executive

NEW XO-1 LAPTOPS ARE COMING IN 2014!

Every child in prep and grade 1 will have access to their own new XO-1 Laptop to improve their learning opportunities.

Working together as one

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Expresso 

Your Weekly Horoscopes March 21 to Apr 20 Aries

Don’t hesitate to enlist the aid of friends or family if you have a big project to finish in your domestic environment. You can make a difference if you offer your help at functions that involve children.

Taurus

Wednesday 6th

Max 32o Min 19o Tide Times 0412 0.44 1101 2.77 1708 1.18 2243 2.01

Thursday 7th

Friday 8th

Max 31o Min 20o

Max 27o Min 21o

Tide Times 0501 0.63 1206 2.66 1831 1.30 2357 1.81

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Tide Times 0602 0.85 1331 2.58 2045 1.23

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Saturday 9th

Sunday 10th

Monday 11th

Tide Times 0150 1.73 0732 1.02 1458 2.59 2158 1.07

Tide Times 0331 1.85 0911 1.07 1607 2.63 2250 0.89

Tide Times 0444 2.05 1028 1.03 1706 2.67 2332 0.72

Max 30o Min 18o

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.

Zucchini Pancakes (makes approx. 30 mini pancakes)

Method

May 22 to June 21

Grate zucchini. In a large bowl toss zucchini with salt. Place in a colander or sieve. Squeeze excess liquid out of mix. In the large mixing bowl, beat eggs and garlic. Stir in flour, Parmesan cheese, onion, and pepper until just moistened (batter should be lumpy). Stir in shredded zucchini until just combined (mixture will be thick). For each zucchini pancake, spoon a rounded tablespoon of batter onto a hot, lightly oiled griddle or heavy skillet, spreading to form a 3-inch circle. Cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until the pancake is golden brown.

June 22 to July 22

Be prepared to encounter new friendships that will provide you with valuable information. Be careful what you consume this week. Be sure to spend time helping children with projects that are too difficult for them to accomplish alone.

Leo

Tide Times 0544 2.27 1129 0.97 1756 2.67

4 medium zucchini 3/4 teaspoon salt 4 eggs 1 clove garlic, minced 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 finely chopped onion 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Dairy sour cream (optional)

April 21 to May 21

Pleasure trips or friendly gettogethers will be satisfying and intellectually stimulating. You will be a real chatterbox this week. You’ll need to exercise control.

Cancer

Max 31o Min 19o

Ingredients

Make changes that will heighten your appeal. Don’t evade issues or twist the truth around. Losses are evident. Your positive attitude and intellectual outlook will draw others to you.

Gemini

Tuesday 12th

Max 30o Min 20o

Serve warm topped with a dollop of sour cream, if desired. Or cool, place in layers in a freezer container with waxed paper between layers.

C R O S S

WORD SEARCH Birthday!!

July 23 to Aug 22

Be careful not to get involved in other people’s personal affairs. Your relationship appears to be stressed out and depleted. Uncertainties regarding relatives will make situations uncomfortable if you attend a family function. Aug 23 - Sept 23 Virgo Your energy will be high; however, if not channeled suitably, temper tantrums may erupt. Look for something entertaining to do. You’ve got that competitive edge.

Libra

Scorpio

Nov 23 to Dec 21

I Don’t let siblings put pressure on you. Authority figures may be less than accommodating if you have done something deceitful. You may find yourself in an opportune position if you are willing to take a bit of a risk.

Capricorn

Dec 22 to Jan 20

If you act with anger you may blow the relationship. You can have a great time if you go out with the one you love. Your personal partner may be less than willing to accommodate you this week.

Aquarius

ACROSS

Oct 24 to Nov 22

Your obviously unique way of doing things has caught the eye of someone in a higher position. Your best results will come through business trips. Don’t let someone talk you into parting with your cash unless you can truly see the benefits of doing so.

Sagittarius

Age

Confetti

Ice Cream

Ribbon

Balloon

Cupcake

Icing

Sparkler

Birthday

Event

Invite

Wish

Bow

Festive

Lollipop

Wrapping

Cake

Fun

Party

Candle

Gift

Piñata

Celebrate

Happy

Present

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” -Mark Twain

Puzzle solutions 30th October

Jan 21 to Feb 19

Sudden changes will occur through communications with friends or in-laws. Minor accidents may occur if you don’t concentrate on what you’re doing.

Pisces

WORD

Sept 24 to Oct 23

Be tactful if you see flaws in someone else’s work. Property investments should payoff. Lend an ear to children; it can make a difference.

Feb 20 to March 20

You will meet potential new mates through friends or relatives. You will tend to overeat this week. Money problems will be difficult to deal with if you have a partner.

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7. Illegally seize an object while in transit and force it to go to a different destination or use it for one’s own purposes. 8. A large cage, building, or enclosure for keeping birds in. 9. The number of balls, usually six, delivered between successive changes of bowlers. 10. A bronze coin of the United Kingdom equal to two pennies. 11. A member of a tribe of North American Indians of Algonquian speech stock. 13. Small pieces of meat or seafood seasoned or marinated and broiled, usually on a skewer. 15. A system for sending messages from one individual to another via telecommunications links between computers. 16. Of, pertaining to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life. 18. One of a series of printings of the same book, newspaper, etc. 19. A cross as used in crucifixion. 21. A yellowish or brownish bitter-tasting

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automatic irrigation to the landscaped gardens and lawns. FEATURES: • Built by Cougar Homes three years ago • Three bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, ensuite • Fully tiled, security screens, modern styling • Air-con to master bedroom & living area • Central kitchen, island bench, Delonghi appliances • Open plan kitchen, dining and lounge • Great rear patio, private & ideal for BBQ's • Landscaped and irrigated gardens and lawns • 981m2 allotment, fenced on two sides • Quiet neighbourhood, close to town For more information or to book a private inspection, please contact EXCLUSIVE agent Remo Esposito of Sibi Girgenti Real Estate today. Phone Leinster Drive, Mareeba $349,500 NEG EXCLUSIVE Remo Esposito Sibi Girgenti Real Estate 0401 969 473 or 4092 5566

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PROPERTY

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sail area, children's playground and a 921 648. Visit www.altituderealtymareethree bay fully lockable shed. ba.com.au Wide access to the back from both sides of the house and if you like coffee this property is within a walking distance to the Coffee Works. Address: MAREEBA Come and see for yourself just Price: $369,000 give us a call first. Inspect: By appointment Agent: Elizabeth Bors Inspect today. Contact Eliza Altitude Realty Mareeba beth Bors at Altitude Realty Contact: 0437 921 648 or 4092 4100 Mareeba on 4092 4100 or 0437

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Privacy yet only 10 minutes to town. This beautiful well-appointed four bedroom country hilltop residence offers not only the perfect getaway after a busy and stressful day, but also the ultimate tranquil and private lifestyle you always wanted on 6.2 acres (2.55ha) With commanding mountain views, constant gentle breezes, protection from the prevailing winds, the semi-acreage property is located only 10 minutes to the Mareeba CBD and provides the ultimate country lifestyle. Do as little or as much as you like here with established gardens, the property is fenced with mesh wire for dogs or horses, powered five shed/ workshop with two open bays suitable for stables. This property has plenty of room for your families hobbies. The residence is spacious and captures the natural light and breezes. This home has been designed for larger than life maximum family living with king size movie room, rumpus room that leads out onto the full length tiled patio. The kitchen is glamorous and highly functional and is the centre of operations in this maximum family lifestyle home. Complete with granite bench tops and deluxe five burner gas stove makes feeding the family a breeze. Three bedrooms all with built-ins plus the parents retreat studio includes a with walk-in robe, ensuite, mood lighting and private balcony at true haven for the romantic couple.

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Escape to the Tablelands, to a climate second to none, to a property that finally offers you a chance to fulfil that desire for a change in lifestyle. Located minutes to the Mareeba town centre and one hour from the Cairns International airport, this well set-up, fully fenced landscaped two hectare (5 acre) property is on the market. The "Unison" built modern home features open plan living with plenty of natural light, two very spacious bedrooms, a separate office nook and a well appointed kitchen. Outside the 6m x 4m patio is ideal for

entertaining or just sitting back relaxing water tanks while soaking up the views of the surNow is the time to purchase that liferounding mountain ranges. style that you have always wanted - call Everyman’s dream plenty of sheds in- today for an inspection. cluding the main one measuring an impressive 15m x 6m with 8m x 4m exten- Contact exclusive agent John Gonsion, complete with single phase power, calves on 0407 690 961. www.raywhiterinsulation and roller door access. uralmareeba.com.au/968674 Other features include security screens, tiled throughout, airAddress: MAREEBA conditioning in the main bedroom Price: $460,000 NEG which has it's own private patio John Goncalves Agent: access. There is a bore with 3300 Ray White Rural Mareeba gallon tank plus pump equipment Contact: 0407 690 961 as well as 2 x 6500 gallon rain-

Secluded farming with scenic views

FOR RENT 119 CORONET DRIVE, MAREEBA $420.00 per week

> 5 Bedroom Family Home on 5 Acres > En-suite > Air-conditioning to the Main > Fans Throughout > Open Plan Living > Patio > Double Carport > Fully Fenced Yard with shelter for horses > Pets on Application If you would like more information or to arrange an inspection, do not hesitate to contact Mareeba Property Management on (07) 4092 2111 or visit Mareeba Property Management at 159 Byrnes Street, Mareeba. www.rentmpm.com.au

Mareeba Property Management

Your local rental specialists www.rentmpm.com.au

159 Byrnes Street, Mareeba

rent@rentmpm.com.au

(07) 4092 2111 • A/H 0418 922 111

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Situated approximately 30 minutes is also attached to the residence and west of Mareeba, this 60.99 hectare there is a large storage area located (150 acres) property on two titles, within the home. consisting of good, sandy loam soils Other improvements consist of with 120 acres cleared and usable some machinery, irrigation pipes and for farming - is perfect for a variety of sprinklers, barracks, sheds, tobacco crops including avocados, bananas barns and bulk storage areas. and paw paws. The property is surrounded by The property comes with a water al- mountainous country and has scenic location of 120 megalitres from chan- views overlooking the fertile growing nel supply which is pumped through a valley. 100 horse power pump and motor and Retired vendors are wanting to services the paddocks through 6 inch downsize and are motivated to sell underground main lines. their property of 30 years. A large, fully renovated, masonry Price reduced to $680,000 negotiblock home is ideal for the whole fam- able. ily with five generous bedrooms (four with built-in cupboards) and ensuite For further information or to arin master room with spa bath, shower range an inspection, please conand tiles to the ceiling. The very spa- tact EXCLUSIVE AGENTS John cious, modern kitchen boasts electric Falvo on 0408 456 344 or Sophie appliances, ample bench and cup- Bozzo on 0428 128 154 or Mareeba board space and overlooks the large, Property Office on 4092 1355. open plan, tiled living areas which lead out Address: DIMBULAH onto the front tiled patio Price: $680,000 NEG and full length rear paAgent: Exclusive John Falvo & Sophie Bozzo tio - which is great for Mareeba Property Office summer BBQ's. A douContact: 0458 456 344 or 4092 1355 ble undercover carport

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MOTIVATED VENDORS READY TO DOWNSIZE

OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 10AM TO 10.45AM AT 118 COOLAMON CLOSE, MAREEBA If your family is looking for room to move, keep horses or just have a relaxed lifestyle in a spacious and peaceful environment, then inspection of this property is a must. This 5.5 acre property is conveniently located within minutes from town amongst similar sized blocks. The lovely clay brick home featuring high ceilings has four air-conditioned bedrooms, three of which have built-ins, an office, kitchen with large walk-in pantry, separate air-conditioned dining and lounge, two way bathroom, two toilets, heaps of linen cupboards and a massive undercover entertaining area. For the man of the house, there are two lockable sheds (6m x 6m and 6m x 4m) plus a similar sized undercover area between the sheds, suitable to house a caravan. The sheds feature heaps of benches and shelving for extra storage space. The property is fully fenced, with the yard area being separately fenced off to keep the kids in. The back paddock is suited to running horses with stables and watering points already in place. There are a number of fruit trees and an old chook pen for those that want to be self sufficient. Ample water is available with the property having a 7 megalitre allocation supplied from the channel and gravity fed to the property. Large sprinklers are included to water the yard and horse paddocks. Contact exclusive agent John Goncalves on 0407 690 961. www.raywhiteruralmareeba.com.au/982908 Address: Price: Agent:

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A LITTLE TREASURE

A PLACE TO CALL HOME

MOTIVATED VENDORS COMMITTED ELSEWHERE

www.raywhiteruralmareeba.com.au/1029937

www.raywhiteruralmareeba.com.au/1031984

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The owners of this much loved family home have decided to reluctantly sell. • 4219m2 fully fenced block • Spacious well designed kitchen • 3 large brms, all with built-ins, main with ensuite & airconditioning • Separate lounge & dining areas with feature wall • Large outdoor undercover area that overlooks pool • 12m x 10m Colorbond shed with 2 phase power • 6m x 6m garage plus garden & pool shed • Both bore & town water With motivated vendors, this property represents great buying and only an inspection will give you a true appreciation of what is on offer. Price: NOW $385,000 Contact: Exclusive Agent Norma Moloney on 0417 541 126

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This home is picture perfect with nothing to do but to move in. • Solidly constructed with masonry block external & internal walls • 3 bedrooms, main with airconditioning and walk-in robe • Open plan living areas • 2 toilets + good sized laundry with plenty of storage space • 814m2 fully fenced block with 6m x 4m lockable shed • Large yard with a private covered entertainment area • Close to local shops and schools Vendors are motivated to sell and priced this lovely home realistically. Price: $275,000 Neg Contact: Exclusive Agent Norma Moloney on 0417 541 126

Located in a lovely quiet street, a short drive to town and close to amenities, this well presented home with a practical design is one you will love the moment you step through the front door. • 3 bedrooms, 2 with built-ins • Master bedroom with patio access • Large kitchen with breakfast bar • Spacious living areas • No rear neighbours + back patio that overlooks bushland • Low maintenance gardens and fully fenced yard

3 DWELLINGS + 20 ACRES

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

• 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 • Family living area combines with the dining / kitchen • 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 • Extra garden shed, greenhouse and chook pen 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

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

www.raywhiteruralmareeba.com.au/1040957

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INDEX

business A

Air Conditioning Auto Electrician

B

Blinds Brick laying Building/Renovating Butcher

C

DIRECTORY

Childcare/ Kindergarten Cleaning Services Clothing Concerting

D

Driving School

E

G

Glazier

Mini Truck Hire Motor Mechanic

Fertilizer Farming Sector

Handy Men House Removals

Nurseries

H

F

Butcher

AIR CONDITIONING

Irrigation

M N

Pasture Seeds Photography Plumbing Pool Maintenance Promotion/Marketing

S

P

CONSTRUCTION

MAIN STREET, TOLGA PH: (07) 4095 4207 MOB: 0438 954 206

Tinaroo Creek Road, Mareeba • PO Box 1034 Mareeba 4880

P: 4092 6271

M: 0409 648 403 • F: 4092 6717

ABN 80 179 825 363 • QBSA 59712 • ARC License AU24014

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

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

65 Tolga Rd, Atherton • athcarelectrics@bigpond.com

Plus we sell...

CHILDCARE & KINDERGARTEN

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

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

We are the future!

Phone: 0429 869 023

For Alterations to Clothing & Curtains Phone Liz 4092 6619

Constance Street.....................4092 1912 Director: Sue Powell Dunlop Street...........................4092 5277 Director: Kim-Marie Watkins Outside School Hours Care....4092 2431

For Alterations to Clothing & Curtains Phone Liz 4092 6619

Cleaning Solutions Outstanding Results

E: abelservices@bigpond.com

CLOTHING

Do it right the first time!

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

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL

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

• HATS • JEANS • SADDLERY • JEWELLERY • • BOOTS • SHIRTS • HOMEWARES • BAGS •

P: 4091 3925 • E: shepsoutfitters@bigpond.com

CONCRETING

Vertical & Venetian Blinds Panel Glides > Timber Blinds

BRICK LAYING

MAREEBA BLOCK & BRICK LAYING CONTACT ROD: 0419 550 767 or 4092 4449

SpecialiSing in: • Polishing & Sealing New Concrete • Re-Juvenating & Sealing Existing Concrete • Re-Sealing Existing Stampcrete, Covercrete & Pebbletex Surfaces

• Competitive Rates • Free Quotes • Quality Job Assured QSBA: 1139 505

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 Domestic Commercial  Industrial Solar  Repairs & Maintenance  Telephone & Networking Cabling Airconditioning Installation & Electrical Wiring

Call Sandro for your FREE QUOTE 0417 843 015 or Ph/Fax: 4092 7536 info@soncinelectrical.com.au

EMBROIDERY

Jane Peters Phone: 0427 932 776

Email: pickfordpark1@bigpond.com PO Box 1923, Mareeba Q.4880 ABN: 98 735 499 133

For $26 per week this spot could be yours!

DeeB’s Grader Hire

FARMING SECTOR

All Earthworks

Call Rob

For $26 per week this spot could be yours!

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”

Phone the Express today 4092 3464

accounts@harvestpersonnel.com.au or Phone 0498 991 189

ELECTRICAL

Fertilizer

Lic No. 55472

Mobile: 0419 709 522

electrical

For all your Electrical, Airconditioning & Solar needs!

Phone the Express today 4092 3464

Electrical Contractors

Supply & Fit

Licence No. 51413 CEC No. A5891084

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

0418 456 307

Trust the BLIND specialists!

SONCIN ELECTRICAL PT

ABN: 22 524 342 683 • Licence No: 71735 • ACA: F0514381 • LO: 56130

Servicing

T: 4092 2160 - M: 0417 758 302 ALL Areas!

BLINDS

Mobile 0448 856 187

Phone: 4092 6203 • Fax: 4092 5723 Email: dobattistin@msn.com 145 Hastie Road, Mareeba Qld 4880

EARTHMOVING

CLEANING SERVICES

Let the professionals take care of it!

FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • IN HOUSE CONSULTATION Desiree & Mark Siemon - Phone: 4095 5669 - Mobile: 0408 887 701 Email: marydesinto@bigpond.com - 31 Kennedy Highway, Tolga

• Residential • Commercial • Repairs/Maintenance • Phones • Airconditioners

96 James Street, Mareeba

Residential & Commercial Cleaning Solutions For: • Carpets • Tile & Grout • Vinyl • Upholstery • Rugs • Spot & Stain Removal • Mattresses • Fabrics • Driveways & Footpaths • 24 Hour Water Restoration • new Premier Shampoo & Steam Clean Service!

BLINDS

BSA no. 1218243

Tracks > Rods > Accessories

AUTO ELECTRICIAN

ELECTRICAL

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

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

“ACE IT EVERYTIME”

www.girgentigroup.com ~ 4092 5566

CURTAINS & BLINDS

Call Ross Malfitana Mobile: 0429 898 657

ATHERTON CAR ELECTRICS

V

Daniel Battistin

Custom Made

R & C AIRCONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION

Transport Travel Tree Lopping

Battistin Electrical

CURTAINS & BLINDS

www.donhall.com.au

T

Venue Hire

Security Skip Bins

TOLGA BUTCHERY

Authorised Fujitsu Service Agent

I

Floor Coverings Fuel Furniture

Electrical Embroidery Earthmoving Entertainment

99 Vaughan St, Mareeba Q.4880 service@tablelandelectrical.com.au PHONE: 4092 4146

Commercial • Domestic • Industrial • Mining Installations, Repairs & Maintenance

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

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DIRECTORY

FLOOR COVERINGS

HANDY MEN

MOTOR MECHANIC

PLUMBING

John and Pete

MAREEBA MOTORS

PLUMBING, PUMPS & GAS

the handy, handymen We do just about everything!

Carpet • Vinyl • CeramiCs Floating Floors • Blinds

Mareeba 4092 2800 Atherton 4091 3300

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!

John

0409 802 778

&

Pete

0447 317 797

Pensioner Discounts available & Free quotes!

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

FLOORS

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

FUEL

(will accept jobs under $3300 only)

receive 4¢ per litre discount by presenting this ad

• 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

Budget Blinds, Curtains and Materials

Nursery

ABN 26 111 244 823

ALL POOL SUPPLIES INCLUDING FREE LICENS ED WATER TESTING AND EXPERT ADVICE POOL SAFETY

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

Pasture Seeds SECURITY BRIAN LOCCISANO MANAGER - NORTH QUEENSLAND

Glazing

• 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

D R S GLASS

• GLASS REPLACEMENTS • SHOWER SCREENS • WARDROBES • MIRRORS • WINDOW & DOOR REPAIRS • SECuRITy & FLy SCREENS MAREEBA & THE TABLELANDS

DANIEL SCHuLZ

ALL WORK UNDER $3300

 0487 792 539 ABN 80 672 905 686 www.theexpressnewspaper.com.au

sales@tpprural.com

Machinery - Truck Hire

PHONE 4093 3776 6475 KENNEDY HIGHWAY WALKAMIN QLD 4872 apseeds@activ8.net.au www.apseeds.com.au

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: mpgoldfinch@bigpond.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography

JBH

ExclusivE Nth Qld AmplimEsh AgENts

INSPECTOR

PROMOTION/MARKETING

IrrIgatIon DesIgn & supply

209 Byrnes St, Mareeba • P: 4092 1017 E: hastiecf@tpg.com.au

PHONE 4095 8222

HOME: 4092 1694 MOBILE: 0417 796 909

71 BYRNES STREET, MAREEBA

HASTIE CENTRE FURNISHINGS

1800WINDOWS BSA 1068200

Frank

“WE OFFER A COMPLETE ON SITE POOL SERVICE”

FREE MEASURE & QUOTE!

ON THE TABLELANDS

Domestic, Commercial, Industrial and Maintenance Plumbing

POOL MAINTENANCE & POOL SHOP

IRRIGATION

• Tracks & Rods • Furniture • Sheets & Towels • Floor Coverings

LICENSED MANUFACTURER OF

plumbingpumpsandgas@bigpond.com

Phone 4092 2644 Fax 4092 4220

7 BOWER ST, MAREEBA INDUSTRIAL PARK P: (07) 4092 2472 • F: (07) 4092 2668

FURNITURE

p: 4092 7333 m: 0402 031 813

POOL MAINTENANCE

Service Station open to the public 24 hour Fuel Service to approved customers For Bulk Fuel & Oil Contact Head Office at Miallo (07) 4098 8222

24 Hour Service Covering all areas

FRANK DE ROSA LICENSED PLUMBER AND DRAINER

PHONE: 0413 913 989 BSA LICENCE NO. 30191

Ben Malcolm

Phone/Fax: 4092 3563

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 REMOVALS

HOUSE RELOCATORS Complete House Relocation Services

BSA 116 4856

Installation, Servicing & Repairs

QBSA 50670 - LICENCE NO. 10516

business

JIM HATCHMAN 0488 562 921

Peter Roy HIRE Photographer

ATTACHMENTS: Auger, Rock Breaker, Forks, Vibrating Plate, Road Profiler + a full range of buckets and tilting buckets

Owner/Operator Wade Venturato Phone: 0429 901 447 7 Days a Week WORK wadevent@hotmail.com ABN: 74 629 292 635

GUARANTEED!

For all security needs call...

Dru ThursTon 0408 913 063

Visit our website: www.fnss.com.au

SKIP BINS

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!

WEDDINGS • CELEBRATIONS • ALL OCCASIONS •

TRUCK & BACKHOE BACKHOE WATER TRUCK TIPPER & FLOAT HIRE

• Patrols • Cash in Transit • Alarm Response & Installation • Alarm Monitoring • CCTV Installation & Service

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

W: peterroyphotographer.com.au

PEERAMON SKIPS, BAGS

0447 007 685

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business

DIRECTORY TREE LOPPING

Timber

Are your trees becoming too big for your yard?

BRANCHING OUT

Wooden it be nice!

5 Willow Road, Tolga - PO Box 385, Tolga Q.4882 PHONE: (07) 4095 4770 - FAX: (07) 4095 4758 - Timber Hotline 1800 658 377

TREE LOPPING

AA TAYLORS TREELOPPING  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

Ph: 4095 4595 - Fax: 4095 5393 Mobile 0400 954 595

Tree Specialist

Prune and remove your trees or SCAN CODE FOR palms quickly and efficiently! MORE INFO • Stump Grinding Available • Fully Insured • Free Quotes Paul and Ishta Richmond branching.out@bigpond.com

ALL AREAS 0400 326 670 TRANSPORT

MRT

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

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TRAVEL

TRANSPORT

Leavis TransporT services

• Transport of fruit and vegetables to Cairns Wholesalers - No refrigeration

• Australia-wide deliveries of parcelled freight - Max 20 kilos

Without a travel agent you’re on your own!

• Palletised dry freight up to 1000 kilos to all cities and major centres - From Atherton

For More Information Phone 4091 1589 or Email: leavis@bigpond.com

MAREEBA 4092 4222 ATHERTON 4091 3411 www.travelexperience.com.au

VENUE HIRE

P & M Carriers  Taxi Trucks - Tail-Lifters  Express Couriers  Freight Distribution  Warehouse Storage

CAIRNS • MOSSMAN • TABLELANDS DAILY

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

4035 2034

HAVING A PARTY OR FUNCTION? We have the perfect venue!

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

Bookings & Info Phone 0427 114 217

CLASSIfieds phone us: 4092 3464

Church Notices

email us: admin@theexpressnewspaper.com.au

Birthday

Living Waters An Encouraging WORSHIP SERVICE Sunday 10am & 6pm Experience Supernatural Healing of the Body, Soul & Spirit. Phone 4092 6888 9 Park Avenue, Mareeba

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY

Thought:

If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.

Love Mum, Michael, Karlia, Renae, Aunty Carolyn, Granny and Poppy.

to our little man

Theo Mete

Raymond Cater

~ 6th November ~

Lots of love, kisses and hugs from Mummy, Daddy and Sienna.

12th November

Happy 50th & Happy Cruising! Love Lina, Steven, David & Samantha, Family & Friends.

As I open my eyes this morning, I looked to the Heavens above, With tears instead of wishes, Memories instead of Toys. I whispered, “Happy Birthday” Ryley, And I sent you all my love.

Happy 1st BirtHday

THEO METE 6th November

Lots of Love Nonno & Nonna Mete and Aunty Tricia. XXX

6th November

Happy 1st Birthday

Birthday

06/11/2013

Forever in my Heart. Love always, Daddy, Mummy, Taylah & Jessica.

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Andrew & Tammy

Wishing you both the best life has to offer and a long and blissful life together.

Lots of love from Nonny & Poppy. XOXO

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

What’s coming up!

Weddings

to our Grandson

THEO METE

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For Sale

$8,599

Atherton Mower & Chainsaw Services 55 Tolga Road, Atherton PHONE: 4091 7499 Nissan XTrail ST-L 2008 95000klms, manual,rego 03/2014, tinted windows,tow bar/ nudge bar, light/bonnet protectors, spoiler, Nissan floor mats/dash mat, one owner-full service history. Exec cond $16000.00 ono Passionfruit, Lime and Lychee Grading machine. Phone 0417 847 957.

Has someone you know recently gotten ENGAGED? Surprise them with an Advertisement CALL 40923464.

Events Calender

November 10th Atherton Lions Club Markets, Ather ton Showgrounds Lions Park 7am - Noon. 10th TWR bird workshop 10am - 2pm Tolga Race Course. 16th QCWA 80th Birthday. 10am-2pm. $6 p/p Morning tea provided.

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

Musical Instruments

Kymco Kymco mXU500 mXU500IRS

$7,799

fax us: 4092 6346

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SUPER LAND DEAL! Unique Riverfront Block 3455sqm with power, water & phone. 2000sqm flat pad.Amazing lifestyle opportunity.Unbeatable value. Mareeba. $149,000k Call 0403 887 645 advertising works. Phone us today! 4092 3464

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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

For Rent Rental space available, Byrnes Street, Mareeba. Prime location in Blue Chip area. Competitive rates per metre. Contact 07 4093 8566.

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Looking to Rent Mareeba Community Housing Association are looking for 1 and 2 bedroom rentals in Mareeba. Property and tenancy management by qualified staff, guarenteed rent, nil management fees. Phone: 4092 7042

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The Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) is the premier youth organisation sponsored by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Cadets receive extensive training and gain valuable skills through a variety of activities including Flying, Navigation, Survival, Firearms Training, Leadership, Drill & Ceremonial. Preparing them for civilian and military careers. Male & Females between 13 and 17 are encouraged to apply. Please contact the Commanding Officer: Flight Lieutenant (AAFC) Stephen Fowler Phone: (07) 4054 1969 - Mobile: 0437 774 536 Email: co.106sqn@aafc.org.au Web: www.aafc.org.au

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QTRC2013-30: ConsTRuCTion of new Causeway PinnaCle CReek - ToRwood Road, BolwaRRa QTRC2013-31: ConsTRuCTion of new Causeway MowBRay RiveR - BuMP TRaCk, JulaTTen QTRC2013-33: dRainage uPgRade Rankine dRive, Rangeview QTRC2013-34: dRainage uPgRade Melevsky Close, Rangeview The Tablelands Regional Council hereby invites quotations for the abovementioned projects. obtaining documentation: The quotation documentation may be obtained by contacting Council’s Tenders and Contracts Officer, Maree Lopez on (07) 4043 4613 or email: mareel@trc. qld.gov.au. lodgement of Quotations: Quotations must be lodged in the Tender Box of the Tablelands Regional Council - Mareeba Regional Service Centre at 65 Rankin Street, Mareeba by the Closing Time. Closing Time: The Closing Time for lodgement of Tenders is Wednesday 20 November, 2013. The lowest or any quotation not necessarily accepted. ian Church CHief eXeCuTive offiCeR Po Box 154 MaReeBa Qld 4880 www.trc.qld.gov.au

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HOUSING MANAGER 34 HOURS PER WEEK (MONDAY - THURSDAY) PERMANENT PART TIME SCHADS Award Level 6 Applications close 1:30pm, November 11, 2013 Selection Criteria & Job Description available from: Shop 3/53 Mabel Street, Atherton Monday - Thursday 9:30am - 1:30pm P: 4091 5356 or E: manager@tch.org.au

Hire Controller Must be computer literate, have mechanical and construction knowledge, have cash balancing skills and be able to look after business periodically. Hours negotiable.

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Public Notice Agricultural Engineering & Maintenance Officer

MSF Sugar is expanding farming activities in the Tableland region. A qualified trades person is required to join a dynamic and goal oriented farming team on a permanent full-time basis. Applicants must be outstanding team players with the following skills: • Engineering trade qualified - mechanical or metal fabrication • Ability to repair & maintain Agri farm equipment • An innovative problem solver • Minimum 3 years cropping industry experience • HR Licence • Subsidised Accommodation available

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ReseRve foR PaRk R81 being Lot 13 on k4019 - CentenaRy PaRk, kuRanda tRustee: tabLeLands RegionaL CounCiL PRoPosed Road CLosuRes and exPansion of ReseRve to ConstRuCt a new visitoR infoRmation CentRe Council is proposing to close part of road adjoining Rob Viewers Drive and a small portion of road adjoining Therwine Street Kuranda for the purpose of expanding existing Reserve R81 to create an area sufficient to construct a new Visitor Information Centre. As a Land Management Plan including this proposal has been drafted and not displayed for Public Consultation previously, it is now appropriate (as part of the DNRM approval process) to seek public submissions on the content and any proposed developments contained therein. The community is advised that copies of the Land Management Plan are available for inspection at the following locations: Tablelands Regional Council Mareeba Office, 65 Rankin Street Mareeba, Kuranda Library and also on Council’s website www.trc.qld.gov.au. Submissions should be forwarded to the Chief Executive Officer, Tablelands Regional Council, P O Box 154, Mareeba Qld 4880. Closing time: The Closing Time for lodgement of submissions is 11.00 am on Wednesday, 4th December, 2013. ian Church CHief exeCutive offiCeR Po box 154 maReeba QLd 4880 www.trc.qld.gov.au

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Mareeba District Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Inc.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING DATE: Monday 9 December 2013 VENUE: Mareeba Leagues Club Function Room TIME: 7.30pm Calling for nominations on the Management Committee. Phone 4092 6099 for Nomination Forms.

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Training courses offered locally for indigenous adults interested in working as teachers or teacher aides. Contact Ingrid in Ravenshoe on 4097 5209 or Marnie in Mareeba 4092 2556.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Friday 15th November 2013 at 10am Asdogs Grounds, Corner Adil Road and Hickling Avenue, Mareeba

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AGeNDA: President’s Report, Treasurer’s Report, Election of Officers and Appointment of Auditor. Volunteers are always welcome to assist with the training of Asdogs so please come along and support this valuable organisation.

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“Thrills and spills” at speedway meet By Boyd Robertson Mareeba Motorsport Club has wrapped up 2013’s racing with a jampacked general meet on October 3. Participation was the highest the club had seen all year, with seven racers in the Junior Grade, nine in C Grade, six in B Grade, seven in Formulas and 11 in A Grade. Herberton racer Chris Ross clinched first place in the A Grade Feature Race after a day of what he described as “fantastic good, hard, fast and clean racing.” “The car ran really well and the

competition was excellent,” Ross said. “I haven’t been down to run with the Mareeba crowd for years and years so it was really good to get down and see those fellas.” Ross took out the win at the helm of his VS Commodore, outfitted with a new V8 LSI engine. Club secretary Kerrie Vievers was delighted with the big turnout. “It’s terrific to see so many people at the track,” she said. “We’ve had five racers come to visit today, including two all the way from Townsville. “It’s probably been our biggest race

month of the year.” Ms Vievers said there had been “plenty of thrills and spills” for the year’s final meet, with a high-speed duel between Ross and Ian Wallace being a highlight. Spin-outs by Owen Jonsson and Jordan Docherty stopped racing and earned them tickets to the rear of the field, with Jonsson’s spin following on from a light collision between his car and Wallace’s. The meet was also a chance for dedicated race fans from Mareeba District FlexiSupport Association to get up close and personal with their

favourite speedway machines. The last event on the club’s calendar for 2013 is presentation night on November 23. Club members will be vying for the coveted King of Kerribee and Highest Points trophies, and will vote for each other to decide the recipients of the Sportsman of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards. The club will then take a break over the new year, with the open day of 2014 to be held on February 2. Full results: A GRADE

Feature–Chris Ross 1st-Ian Wallace 2nd-Chris Ross 3-Owen Jonsson FORMULAS Feature-William Foyle 1st-William Foyle 2nd-Todd Stevens 3rd-Ryan Skennar B GRADE Feature-Darren McCulkin 1stDarren McCulkin 2nd-Jarrod Vievers 3rd-Lucy Reed C GRADE Feature-Brady Musmarra 1stBrady Musmarra 2nd-Peter Butler 3rd-Callem Musmarra

Left: Russel Equinox (car c9) rounds the corner at Mareeba Speedway, with Steve Brewer (car 38), Chris Ross (car 51) and Owen Jonsson (car 64) in hot pursuit. Above: Mareeba District Flexi Support service user and race fan Steven Madell delights in his chance to hop inside a speedway car.

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Mareeba boys make rep teams By Ryan Groube Junior cricketers from Mareeba have dominated selection in far northern representative teams that will travel across the State during the school holidays. In a busy rep season, 13 players from Mareeba have been selected either in Peninsula (a school competition) or Cricket Far North (a club competition) teams. In some cases players have been selected in both. Mareeba players have been

selected in the Peninsula Under 12s and 14s teams as well as the Cricket Far North Under 12s, 14s and 16s. The Peninsula Under 12s will travel to Brisbane on November 9 for a five day carnival against teams from across the state. The Under 14s play in Cairns. Throughout the course of the carnival the Peninsula teams will play a 100-over one day game each day for the five days. In addition to playing for team glory, selectors will name a

Queensland team at the conclusion of the carnivals. The Cricket Far North competition will be held from December 16 to 20 with the Under 12s playing in Tolga, the Under 14s in Mackay and the Under 16s in Brisbane. Mareeba cricket president Bomber Adams said Mareeba was experiencing a golden age with its young players. “To have 13 kids make these teams from what is just a small club is a really good effort,” he

said. “Getting selected in these teams means that our players are among the best in schoolboy and club cricket from Cardwell north. “This is the best crop [of juniors] I have seen come through for many a year.” Bomber said he was confident the Mareeba boys would more than match it with their southern counterparts and is quietly confident that “one or two of our kids will make a state side”.

Young talent: Tyson Brown, Finley Green, Jim Carlsson, Braydon Olufson, Liam Baksaj, Brandon Green, Lachlan Ford, Liam Bombardieri, Chris Adams, Kobe Martin, Mark Wilcox and Luke Lamborn

SPORT DRAWS & RESULTS: TABLELAND FUTSAL CLUB Round 2 Results: U.10 Quincan United 5 d. Young Guns 1, Bandicoots 14 d. T-Birds 1, Scorpions 6 d. Kiari Kats 0. U.12 Mareeba Mazda Roar 14 d. Lightning Strikers 1, The Jedi 6 d. Nitros 3, Red Claws 4 d. Tinaroo Taipans 3. U.15 Dogz 8 d. Red Devils 4, Rebels 12 d. Bright Sparks 6. Join in the Relay for Life Futsal Marathon 9pm-3pm on Saturday November, 9 at Merrilands Hall. See www.Tablelandfutsal.com. au or phone Nigel on 0429119691 for details. mufc six-a-side draw - wednesday november 6 LADIES 6.30pm The Ausomes v HYPE REF Ghensi, Cougars v Travel Bugs REF Ballistics. AG MENS 7.15pm Chewko Warriors v Jumbi’s REF Friggers. BG MENS 7.15pm TRAVESTY v FLAMIN REF TURTLES, THE BANDITS vRAMBOS REF QUESTION MURK, GUARDS v WILDMAN REF PRICK RELTAIONS. LADIES 7.15pm Intimidators v Ghensi REF Hype. AG MENS 8.00pm Road Runners v Mareeba Mazda REF Jumbi’s, LADIES 8.00pm Snatch v Common Reds REF THE AUSWOMES. AG MENS 8.00pm F3 Los Torros v Friggers (A) REF Chewko Warriors. BG MENS 8.00pm QUESTION MURK v PRICK RELATIONS REF GUARDS. LADIES 8.00pm Chickdees v Ballistics REF Travel Bugs MAREEBA BASKETBALL INC. SUMMER SEASON FIXTURES DRAW WEDNESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER : 4.00 PM UNDER 10’S JUNIORS - COACHING AND GAMES. 5.00 PM UNDER 12’S JUNIORS - DRAGONS VS TIGERS. 5.25 PM UNDER 12’S JUNIORS - TAIPANS VS TIGERS. 5.50 PM UNDER 12’S JUNIORS - DRAGONS VS TAIPANS. 6.30 PM SENIOR MENS - COMETS VS SEMI-PROS C/S: L/DANS REFS: E. HASTIE & D. HAWKE. 7.30 PM SENIOR MENS - LIEUTENANT DANS VS STINGRAYS C/S: SEMI-PROS REFS: E.

HASTIE & R. ALOIA THURSDAY 7TH NOVEMBER : 4.00 PM UNDER 16’S JUNIORS - FLAMINGOES VS BULLETS REFS: M. EBNER & B. CATER, 5.00 PM UNDER 16’S JUNIORS - PANTHERS VS ALL STARS RES: A. SMITH & S. MYRTEZA. 6.00 PM SENIOR LADIES – KILLERS VS LOCALS C/S: T/SLAMMERS REFS: E. HASTIE & A. NEWLANDS. 7.00 PM SENIOR LADIES - BAIADA STEGGLES VS TEQUILA SLAMMERS C/S: KILLERS REFS: E. HASTIE & A. GOODYEAR. 8.00 PM SENIOR LADIES - GUMMAZ VS UNIQUES C/S: B/STEGGLES REFS: M. AUE & M. HAGGER. BYE: SENIOR LADIES - SAPPHIRES FRIDAY 8TH NOVEMBER : 4.15 PM UNDER 14’S JUNIORS - EAGLES VS NONE-YA REFS: B. CATER & C. MYRTEZA. 5.15 PM UNDER 14’S JUNIORS - KANGAROOS VS JAGUARS REFS: B. CATER & C. MYRTEZA ARCHERY On Sunday November 3, visitors Keegan Antl, Kyle Drew, Darrell Coyle and Francesco Bernardo attended the coaching session with George Neilson and Neil Stallard. One senior and one junior member shot practice. One junior member of the Tableland Company of Archers shot a Hawk Round, while five members shot a FITA Indoor 1 round in very windy conditions. Results Hawk Round: (30 arrows each at 30m on 122cm face, 30 arrows each at 20m on an 80cm face and 30 arrows each at 10m on a 60cm face). U10 Boys Recurve: Ben Dayes 672 Results FITA Indoor 1 Round: (60 arrows each at 18m on a 3 spot or 40cm face) Veteran Men’s Crossbow: G Neilson 552. Open Men’s Compound: N Stallard 526, B Stallard 464. Masters Ladies Compound: S Stallard 479. U14 Girls Recurve: L Hughes 232. Next Sunday November 10, Coaching will be conducted for beginners from 9am to 12noon at Kerribee Park Archery Range, Chicken Hatchery Road, Mareeba. The members will shoot the 3rd round of their Indoor Club Championships, during the afternoon. For further information please phone George Neilson on 4092 2228.

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MAREEBA & MEMORIAL BOWLS CLUB Tuesday 29/10/13 Warehouse Bowls: Touchers: Lead –Terry Greenwood, Third – Sue Soda, Skip – Vince Mete. Thursday: Men’s Jackpot Pairs – Winners – Syd Gordois, Aldo DeZen R/U Peter Soda, Cameron Thompson. Sunday: Mixed Social – Winners – Del DeCammili, Brian Fitzpatrick R/U Luigi Bruno, John Barnes. COMING EVENTS: Tuesday 5/11/13: 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: Mixed Social, 1.30pm start, Casual dress. COMPETITION: Ladies 2014 Championship Singles – Sue Brady def. Norma Gray. Sue Brady def. Carmel DeZen. Lorraine Cummings def. Joy Dennis. Liz Plowman def. Lorraine Cummings. Final: Sue Brady V. Liz Plowman to be played Sat. Nov. 30th at 2pm. Men’s 2014 Championship Singles – John Turner def. Bruno Ciobo. Joe Mugica def. Fred Barter. Cameron Thompson def. Vic Tiraboschi. Mario Battistin won on forfeit. 2014 Ladies Championship Pairs - Tues. Nov.19th at 2pm: Carmen Cobb, Carmel DeZen V. Eileen Stevens, Sue Brady. Thurs. Nov. 21st at 2pm: Katharine Wiltshire, Joy Dennis V. Elise Eaton, Joan Ciobo. The Club is holding a come and try day on Sunday November 17th at 9am and inviting all age groups from School Children to Retirees to join us. Bowls are available and a Sausage Sizzle will follow. The winner of our Cruise raffle donated by SeaSwift was Trevor Gray R/U J. Johnston. Members once again we will be holding our Christmas Goose Club all donations of prizes will be very much appreciated. Selectors Rosters: Wednesday 6th Eileen. Thursday 7th Barry & Ed. Sunday 10th Sue & John. Selectors please arrange another Selector if you are not available for your duties. Mareeba Rifle Club inc. The Mareeba Rifle Club shot a double 800yd, 15 shot comp. on Sunday the 3rd November 2013. Conditions were a bit windy but

fairly consistent, however all were caught at times. F Open B. Ellis (Mareeba): 77.1; 81.5 – 158.6, J. Todd (Mareeba): 80.3; 79.1 – 159.4. F STD: A. Simpson (Mareeba): 82.4; 85.2 – 167.6. TR: M. Beecham (Mareeba): 71.3; 70.5 – 141.8. D. Ford (Mareeba): 73.4; 74.6 – 147.10. Next week 10th November the Club will not be shooting on the Mareeba Range as the SSAA club will be conducting an Armistice day shoot on the range. The next Club shoot will be held on the 17th November. MAREEBA TENNIS Tues 7pm social: Winner: Brenton, Mid-week fixtures commence, Div. 4 Trisha d Tanya 38-18, Belle d Jessica 33-23, Div.3 Pauline d Narelle 33-23, Narelle d Hannah 32-24, Alice d Bronwyn 39-17, Dan d Jayne 42-14, Hannah d Arnoud 35-21, Div. 2 Neale d David 31-25, Mathew d Kim 38-18,Div 1 Cassie d Danny 32-28. Charlie d Scott 36-24, Cameron d Alf 32-23, Thurs 8am social Winner: Pauline Congrats to Cassie, Judy, Ryan & Scott for their Tropical Teams Challenge last Sun MAREEBA GOLF CLUB 31-10-13 Thursday Sporters 9 Hole Competition Winner Les Tenni (Atherton GC) 21 R/up Peter Leporati 20 (Countback) NTP 8 John Collins 13 John Mark Raffle Frank Baldwin. 02-11-13 Mareeba GC Closing day Sponsor Far North WholesalersMens Winner Maurie Lankaster 46 R/up Max Smith 41 Rundown Paul O’Shea 38 Ladies Winner Raylene Bradley 34 R/up Del Spicer 28 (on count back) NTP 4 Darrin Hastie 8 Shane Badge 11 Lester Johnson 13 Ron Blake Eagles Nest Dean Campman. 03-11-13 Semi Final Pennants A & B grade playing HMBGC C grade play Atherton GC 8.30 start Congratulations to Mareeba A Grade team Karl Krauss, Darrin Hastie, Paul O,Shea,, Michael France, Rob Pitt winning aginst HMBGC 3/2 next Saturday 9th, play the final against Cairns at Atherton GC. Sadly B & C Grade both lost 3/2

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MGC to take on Cairns in golf finals From Page 1 By Boyd Robertson The Mareeba Golf Club (MGC)’s A Grade team is in with a chance at clinching the 2013 FNQ Golf Men’s Inter-Club Pennants after knocking the notoriously tough Half Moon Bay Golf Club team out of contention at semifinals in Mareeba on November 3. The A Grade team, composed of Michael France, captain Darrin Hastie, Steve Cadorin, Paul O’Shea, Rob Pitt, Karl Krauss, Lui Dezen and Anthony Mete, managed to beat out Half Moon Bay despite being down three players, with Dezen and Mete absent and Cadorin sidelined with injury.

France finished 4-3 up, Hastie 1 up, O’Shea 1 down, Pitt 2 up and Krauss 6-5 down. The team will face stiff opposition from Cairns Golf Club (CGC) in the finals at Atherton Golf Club on Saturday. If they succeed, it will be the first Mareeba victory in the series for over a decade. MGC found itself in an identical position last year, coming up against CGC in the 2012 Pennants finals but were defeated, with Saturday’s game a chance to avenge that loss. France said the rivalry between the two clubs was coming to a head. “Cairns doesn’t want a country club

to win this competition, and Mareeba is the only country club to make the finals,” he said. “We will give it our best on Saturday and of course we are confident of beating Cairns. “If you look at our wall, every flag reads ‘runner up, runner up’ – we’re definitely looking to change that.” Club vice-president Danny Bradley said that the team had already slain one giant in the form of Half Moon Bay, and had a good chance in the coming “David vs Goliath” battle against Cairns. “They have already beaten a team that recently won a regional final – Half Moon Bay has players like Garret

Senia, who is currently in the Queensland State Development Squad and plays in events all around Australia,” he said. “Cairns has guys like Peter Prinsloo and Pat Donaghy, who is a past FNQ Close champ – most of the guys on that team are on a 2 handicap. “But we’ve got some top-notch players in Mareeba – Mike France is a renowned ball striker, Darrin Hastie and Paul O’Shea have both come up together in the club playing off against each other and Karl is used to playing elite level sport in squash, so we do have a history of sport excellence in the team.” October 3’s Pennants semi-finals

were preceded by MGC’s closing day celebrations, with more than 70 club members and social players alike turning out for a friendly hit along the course. Prizes donated by event sponsor Far Northern Wholesalers were available on every hole, with a surprise appearance by Santa Claus. A barbecue dinner after the game saw 12 families and more than 30 children turn out for a relaxing evening. France wished to thank all the volunteers that maintained the course and ran the event. “Without them, this place would grind to a halt,” he said. “It’d look like goat track.”

Young and old alike turned out for Mareeba Golf Club’s closing day on November 2. Left: Tom Hughes. Centre: Luke Bradley. Right: Emma Bradley

Innisfail thrashed by all Bandits By Boyd Robertson The Mareeba Bandits have trounced their Innisfail opponents at Kerribee Park over the weekend, with the Under 14s in particular putting in a stellar performance. The junior game reached 64 overs across two days, with Mareeba being bowled out on 400 runs halfway through. Dylan Brown scored 75 runs, Luke Lambourne 18, Lachlan Ford 69, Lester Smart 48 and Chris Adams 60. Returning to the field, Mareeba immediately dispatched their opposition on 42 overs for 69 runs. Newcomer Luke Russo bowled eight overs, taking four wickets for 21 runs. In the second innings, Matthew Crane scored 58 runs.

The senior Bandits also had an easy time dealing with Innisfail, finishing off a two-day game. Following on from the previous week’s result, in which Mareeba sat at eight wickets for 194 runs with an hour left in play, Innisfail was bowled out with two wickets for 137 runs. Brett Brewer, who took out Man of the Match with his performance, bowled for 11 overs, taking five wickets for 21 runs. Mareeba had won in the first innings and headed out into the final 20 overs for what was essentially batting practice, ending up eight wickets for 120. Pakistani import Abbas Ghulam scored 58 runs. The Under 16s side was also described as “winning easily” against Innisfail by club president Robert “Bomber” Adams.

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PASSENGER VEHICLES • 07 SUBARU OUTBACK: AWD automatic wagon, travelled only 68,000 kilometres, in beautiful condition throughout.......................................................................... A STEAL AT ONLY $18,790 • O8 BF FALCON SR MARK II SEDAN: Beautiful one owner car. WAS $17,990 ................... REDUCED TO $16,990 • 06 FALCON SR SEDAN: Automatic, DVD player, ideal for travelling with the children ........ REDUCED TO $15,990 • 08 TOYOTA CAMRY ALTISE: 4 cylinder engine, very roomy, low kilometres .................................. JUST $14,990 • O6 HONDA JAZZ: 4 doors, very low kilometres, airconditioning, a good reliable little runabout. WAS $15,990................................................................. NOW REDUCED TO $13,990 • 09 HOLDEN BARINA HATCH: Travelled only 27,000 klms, just like new, save save save, great value ......$11,495 • 04 KIA CARNIVAL: 7 seater passenger van, heaps of room, comfortable, perfect for the large family .......$8,990 • 11 CHERY: 5 door hatch, 12 months factory warranty, only 20,000 kilometres, like new ................. ONLY $7,890 • HOLDEN VECTRA GL EQUIPE: Auto sedan, 4 cylinder, one owner from new, great value ...........................$5,490 • FORD FALCON XR6 SEDAN: With Tickford body kit, very stylish with special motor ..................................$4,990

COMMERCIAL VEHICLES • 11 MITSUBISHI TRITON GLR 4X4 DUALCAB: Turbo diesel ute, plenty of factory warranty, drastically reduced to only ............................................................................................$32,890 DRIVEAWAY • 10 FORD TRANSIT VAN: Very well maintained, diesel, bull bar, tow bar, windows, great buying .... ONLY $22,990 • 08 HOLDEN COLORADO 4X2 UTE: Airconditioning, only 61,000 kilometres, the car would look good on a showroom floor ................................................................................................ ONLY $12,990 • 03 FORD FALCON RTV SUPERCAB: Steel dropside ute, well maintained, all new rubber, full lock diff, high clearance, a good heavy duty work ute.........................................................................................$8,990 SOLD

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FROM

$19,990 DRIVEAWAY 313-315 Byrnes Street, Mareeba 4092 5100 www.mareebamazda.com.au After Hours: David Mete 0408 793 050 Peter Acha 0417 006 698

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TOLGA ROAD, ATHERTON • PHONE 40914777 AFTER HOURS: TOM 0418 183 222 or SAM COOK 0447 923 552

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                                 MAREEBA TOYOTA     and  ON SELECTED VEHICLES 5 Year 100,000 Kilometre Warranty

12 Month / 15,000 Kilometre Service Free

2013 FORD FOCUS AMBIENTE Manual hatch, Bluetooth and more!

$18,490 DRIVEAWAY

2 Year Roadside Assistance

PASSENGER VEHICLES

 04 Toyota Camry Sportivo: Manual, airconditioning, excellent condition, 12 month warranty ..$8,490  05 Toyota Corolla: Manual hatch, airconditioning, only 69,000 klms .......................................... $9,750  07 Hyundai Elantra SLX: Manual, airbags, cruise, only 67,000 klms, 12 month warranty ..........$9,990  08 Mazda 3 Sedan: Manual, airconditioning, 12 month warranty ..............................................$10,990  09 Toyota Corolla Levin SX: Manual, alloys, smart start, 12 month warranty ..........................$13,990  11 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sedan: Auto, Bluetooth USB, balance of warranty .........................$17,500

COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

 06 Toyota Rav CV: AWD manual, airconditioning, very low klms, 12 month warranty...............$16,990  07 Mazda BT-50 Dualcab: Manual, turbo diesel, rare 4x2 “High Ride”, tow bar ....................... $17,500  06 Toyota Hilux 4x4 Dualcab: Airconditioning, canopy, low klms, 12 month warranty ........... $25,990  10 Toyota Hilux Singlecab 4x4: Turbo diesel, bull bar, tray and racks, 12 month warranty .... $29,990  08 Hi-Ace Commuter Bus: T/D manual, internal wheelchair hoist, only 69,000 klms...............$37,990

TOYOTA

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279 BYRNES STREET, MAREEBA • 4092 9400 AFTER HOURS: ANDREW 0417 633 002; CLAUDE 4092 4829

TO VIEW ALL OUR USED CARS ONLINE VISIT: www.fordtoy.com.au PAGE 36 The Express, Wednesday, November 6, 2013

USED COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

 07 Holden Captiva SX: Auto turbo diesel 4x4 wagon, very tidy vehicle, warranty .......$15,990  09 Holden Colorado: 4x2 spacecab ute, low klms, immaculate condition, warranty ...$15,990  02 Honda CRV: Auto 4x4 wagon, good kilometres, outstanding vehicle, a credit to it’s previous owner .................................................................................$8,990  10 Nissan X-Trail ST: Auto 4x4 wagon, low kilometres, faultless condition, warranty .$21,990  07 Ford Falcon Ute: Auto, fitted with tray body with hydraulic lift tailgate, sound vehicle, value buying ..................................................................................$11,990

USED PASSENGER VEHICLES

 08 Honda Civic Hybrid: Auto sedan, travelled only 49,000 kilometres, cannot be faulted, warranty ..................................................................................$14,990  06 Mazda 3 SP23: Manual hatch, good kilometres, well kept vehicle ........................$11,990  08 Holden Barina: 3 door manual hatch, good kilometres, sound vehicle ....................$6,990  10 Nissan Dualis: Manual hatch, low kilometres, well kept local vehicle, warranty .....$16,990  02 Ford Laser LXi: Manual sedan, above average condition .......................................$4,500  12 Holden Barina: 1.6 litre manual sedan, low kilometres, unmarked condition, plenty of warranty ................................................................................................$13,990  02 Suzuki Grand Vitara: 4x4 wagon, 7 seats, top condition ......................................$9,990  08 Nissan Tiida STL: Manual sedan, good kilometres, smart appearance ...................$9,990  09 Subaru Impreza: AWD manual sedan, good kilometres, one owner, sound vehicle, Subaru Assured Warranty ...............................................................$14,990  05 Mitsubishi Lancer: Auto sedan, low kilometres, value ..........................................$8,500  09 Mitsubishi Lancer ES: Manual hatch, low kilometres, unmarked condition ..........$11,990  06 Subaru Impreza R: Manual hatch, well kept vehicle with warranty ........................$9,990  09 Subaru Liberty: Premium AWD auto sedan, leather seats, low kilometres, unmarked condition, Subaru assured warranty.......................................................$18,990  07 Holden Astra CDTi: Turbo diesel 5 door manual hatch, everything right about this vehicle ...................................................................................................$9,990  09 Hyundai Sonata SLX: Auto sedan, low kilometres, unmarked condition, plenty of warranty ................................................................................................$13,990

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The Express Newspaper 6 November 2013