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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Race champions for the third year in a row – The Fit Bucks. Photo Peter Roy

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Honourable visit By Boyd Robertson

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he Afghanistan Avenue of Honour in Yungaburra received another high-profile visit on May 13 when Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove made an appearance at the site during a tour of Far North Queensland. Sir Peter spoke at the Avenue’s Honour Board, saying fallen soldiers listed on it were

‘immortalised’ by the memorial. Sir Peter and his wife Lynne landed at the Avenue in a Chinook military helicopter and were greeted by Avenue of Honour president Ray Byrnes, Gordon and Sue Chuck, Tablelands Regional Council Mayor Rosa Lee Long and Mareeba Shire Mayor Tom Gilmore. Gordon Chuck, the father of Australian commando whose death in an Afghanistan helicopter crash inspired the creation of the Avenue, led

the Governor-General to the Honour Board. Sir Peter lauded Mr Chuck for the creation of the Avenue in addition to Ben Chuck and his comrades for their sacrifices. “Lynne and I greatly admire you – in creating the Avenue of Honour, the Yungaburra community was following your lead, your desire to honour your son, and all those Australia lost in this conflict – I can see from where Ben got his courage, drive and stamina,” Sir Peter said to

Mr and Ms Chuck in his speech. “As a former soldier, I can’t help but be greatly touched by your obvious respect for all the men and women who serve our nation in uniform – for their fighting spirit, courage and desire to make the world safer. “I know from the time I spent in this region in 2006, that your community is special - tightknit, supportive, stoic and determined – but CONTINUED P3

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Centenarian Flo Boundy with one of her youngest descendants, great-granddaughter Aislinn Graham, 7.

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Jonathan Gibson is on a crossglobe adventure for national depression initiative Beyond Blue. The 27-year-old self-confessed motorcycle addict is attempting to ride from Sydney to London on a 1969 Royal Enfield, which belonged to his grandfather Herman Whitehead. Accompanied by his father Trevor Gibson, his aim is to raise $20,000 and awareness of mental health issues. “I lost some close friends to suicide and having left notes they let loved ones know that they didn’t quite live up to expectations they had of themselves, so they felt as though they didn’t know what was required of them to be a man,” Mr Gibson said.

“I didn’t know the answer to that question myself so I set out to explore it and so I decided to do this ride to London gather as much information I can about mental health. “Men always have problems talking about issues that affect them in their lives, by just looking at them you would think that they are fine but most find it difficult to talk about these types of problems. “Men usually find it difficult to admit that they are struggling a bit and unfortunately they feel that the only alternative is to take their own life, which is unfortunate. Jonathan has set up a website where people can keep up with his ride. www.theanswerisalwaysyes.co

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After spending two months on Misima sightseeing and getting to know other mining families working on the island, Flo returned to far northern Queensland and was working in Dimbulah grading tobacco that she first met her husband Alan. The couple were married in Gordonvale on July 29, 1941, when Flo was 27. Starting their married life on a tobacco farm in Dimbulah, then lived in Tolga for several years on another small farm and later settled in Mareeba with their three daughters – Janice, Elaine and Gayle. Alan enjoyed a career with the Tobacco Growers and sadly passed away in 1980. Alan and Flo shared a love of fishing and enjoyed many a holiday at Airlie Beach, with Flo fondly recalling the time she caught a 20 pound mackerel. “Alan had to help pull it in,” she laughed. Flo has been a member of the Mareeba Senior Citizens club for more than 30 years and anybody who knows her is careful to schedule their visits around these much loved social gatherings.

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A century of memories and experience for one Mareeba woman was celebrated at the Graham Hotel last week. Flo Boundy celebrated her 100th birthday on May 16 at a special gathering of family and friends. Flo was born in Gordonvale on May 16, 1914 to parents Charles Edward Horton and Lavinia Sarah Horton. The fourth daughter of seven children, Flo grew up in the family home Charles built in Gordonvale. After finishing school she remained in Gordonvale for some years before she embarked on several adventures. One such adventure she often talks about is how she travelled by boat to Misima Island near Papua New Guinea to visit her older sister Jessie, whose husband was working in a gold mine there. Flo was a young, unmarried woman of 23 at the time, and the memory of the trip is still fresh in her mind. “I travelled from Cairns to Samarai on a Burns Philip steamship, I think it was called the Montoro,” she said. “The rest of the trip was on a much smaller boat, not much bigger than a yacht.”

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Racing for charity By Carl Portella The 11th annual Great Wheelbarrow Race was run at the weekend as a record 745 competitors and race personnel descended on to Davies Park Mareeba last Friday to line up for the start. The fundraising total of the weekend was a staggering $433,000, just short of the previous year’s record of $461,000. Schools from across the region took time off class, businesses suspended trading and townspeople watched and applauded the colorful line-up of teams as they paraded through Byrnes Street, each displaying enthusiasm and waving to the thousands of onlookers. The 74 teams that took part this year surpassed last year’s record of 72. The teams consisted of 28 mixed, 11 ladies’, 2 men’s’, eight over forty years, eight schools, seven duos, three solo men’s, two services teams and five solo females. 15-year-old Jenny Hoskins from Cairns was

the youngest solo runner. 51 teams raised money for many worthy charities across the region. The procession of competitors and their support crews rolled into Dimbulah on Friday afternoon, where a night of fun and entertainment and much needed rest awaited them. The tiny community of Almaden greeted the hundreds of competitors to their town on Saturday where they rested before the final leg to Chillagoe on Sunday morning. As competitors began their preparations, news had filtered through that Indie Rose Taurima had lost her battle with leukaemia. The Indiestructables, who were running for Indie, used her memory and all that they have been working for to help them over the finish line. Exhausted after the 140km trek from Mareeba, Chillagoe, residents turned out in droves to welcome them home. Organizers of the event where overwhelmed by the response of local communities in each of the three towns, which hosted the competi-

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tors and support crews as they travelled to their final destination. Next year’s race promises to be even bigger as the wheelbarrow race becomes even more recognized as one of the largest charity fund raising events in the region. The category winners were: Overall race winners for the third year in a row The Fit Bucks, female solo winner Sonya Alba-Miller in a race record time, men’s solo winner Jose Lopez, duo winner The Lonely Jokers also in record time, the women’s section was won by the Weipa Wags, the mixed section was won by Streets Ahead, the over 40’s was won in a race record time by 72 Model, the school section was won by Bad Boys from Mareeba State High, the services section was won by Blue Lightning, the highest fund raisers were the Indiestructables with $106,000, the best theme was won by the Flying Ducks and the talent quest was won by the over 65 years team Dad’s Army.

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‘What you have created is exceptional’ FROM P1 what you have created here together is exceptional, a living memorial of national significance at a place of immense personal importance to one of our fallen.” Avenue of Honour president Ray Byrnes said Sir Peter’s visit was a ‘great honour’ for the memorial site and showed it was becoming a national icon. “It’s a great honour to have the GovernorGeneral visit the Avenue so early in his term – Australia is very big with many different places for him to visit and yet he chose to come here,” Mr Byrnes said. “This visit is

clearly indicative of the Avenue of Honour assuming a position of national significance. “It’s also great that Sir Peter is back up in far north Queensland because the region has definitely retained a lot of respect for him after the Cyclone Larry cleanup.” Sir Peter led recovery efforts in far north Queensland after Cyclone Larry in 2006 as the head of a government-appointed task force. His visit to the Avenue of Honour formed part of one of the Governor-General’s first regional tours after being appointed in March, with Sir Peter also visiting the Mossman Gorge indigenous community, In-

nisfail and Jezzine Barracks in Townsville. The Governor-General also commanded Australian peacekeeping forces in East Timor in the 1990s, served as Chief of the Defence Force between 2002 and 2005, and was awarded Australian of the Year in 2001. Noted as a man of the people, the Governor-General took a minute to say thanks to students from Mt St Bernard College, who sang ‘Advance Australia Fair’ during the ceremony. Other high-profile visitors to the Avenue of Honour include then-Prime Minister Julia Gillard and then-Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.

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3.00pm Opening of the time capsule (25 years), planting new capsule 6.00pm cake

By Boyd Robertson Mareeba State High School (MSHS) students got a competitive edge in last week’s NAPLAN test after receiving leading-edge tutoring from one of the school’s teachers. Maths teacher Timothy Lehmann developed the online tutorial in conjunction with former MSHS teacher Rosemary Wiffin. MSHS Year 8 students that used the program over its 8-week course saw their marks

improve by 16.34 per cent in practice tests. The program teaches problem-solving strategies for complex maths problems, using theories developed by Hungarian mathematician George Polya in 1945. Available through the online education platform Blackboard, the program features an interactive chat and virtual whiteboard for students and the teacher to use. Mr Lehmann said the program teaches four steps – ‘see’, ‘plan’, ‘do’, ‘check’ – to break

down complicated problems. “One of the issues we have in maths education particularly when it comes to NAPLAN is that the curriculum is so crowded,” he said. “Teachers don’t often get the chance to teach problem-solving skills because they have to devote so much time to covering the curriculum. Learning problem solving strategies helps students’ confidence in approaching the NAPLAN tests – these are skills they carry with them right through to Year 12 mathematics.”

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by Zak Busato

What to do with that wet spot? After Ita and the wettest April for a long long time, we all certainly know where the wet spots in our gardens are! So, what to plant in a wet spot which is likely to go under water every year? Well, here’s some solutions for you.... First to the tried and trusted way, with popular and hardy melaleucas and callistemons … you certainly can’t go wrong with these! They grow along watercourses and in bogs and soaks naturally, so they are perfectly adapted to sitting with their feet in water for a few weeks at a time. Melaleucas come in all shapes and sizes from shrubs such as Snowstorm and Claret Tops, to large trees such as Melaleuca leucadendra. Similarly, callistemons come in all sizes from small shrubs (such as Little John) to medium shrubs (such as Wilderness White) to large shrubs or small trees such as the Weeping Bottlebrush (Callistemon viminalis). So there’s melaleucas and callistemons which will do the job in any size yard. Now to something more adventurous. Did you know that the beautiful Corkwood Tree (Melicope elleryana) which attracts the Ulysses Butterfly grows naturally along watercourses and in swampy areas? And what about the gorgeous Red Beech (Dillenia alata) with its glorious copper-red flaky-barked trunk and beautiful bright yellow flowers, which thrives in boggy sites? And the Freshwater Mangroves … there’s two species, Carallia brachiata which attracts the phenomenal 4 O’Clock Moth, and Barringtonia acutangula which drips nectar-laden bottlebrush flowers in spring. And the Lilly-pillies with their cascades of beautiful new growth – we’re spoilt for choice here in the tropics as far as Lilly-pillies go. And a special favourite of ours, the Swamp Tamarind (Dictyoneura obtusa) which has purple new growth and masses of orange berries that form a spectacular cascading curtain. So, once you’ve created a canopy with these beautiful trees described above, you can fill in underneath with Mangrove Lilies (Crinum pedunculatum) with their huge strap-like leaves and large white perfumed flowers, and Swamp Orchids (Spathoglottis paulinae) with their bright purple flowers and so easy to grow! Crowd them in for a real wow! effect. And for something really different (if it’s not too shady) pop in a couple of Swamp Banksias (Banksia robur). Yes, this banksia really does grow in swampy soils. It has huge serrated leaves and large olive-green banksia flowers which really have to be seen to be believed. If there’s any room left, fill in any remaining space with as many Lomandras as you can fit. They will cover the ground, soak up water, and fill the air with beautiful perfume when they send up their flower spikes. And here’s a third very easy solution to your wet spot – simply create a palm grove. Palms like the native Alexandra Palm grow naturally in damp spots. An informal clump of palms can look fantastic. So, there’s no excuse for not planting out your wet spot this weekend!.

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Cane season in full swing By Boyd Robertson

Saving lives on our roads Fatality free Friday, Australia’s largest community based road safety campaign. It is an initiative of the Australian Road safety Foundation and calls for all road users to promise themselves, their family and friends to consciously drive safely and obey all road rules. In this issue of The Express we see the roll Police have in road crashes. Sergeant Andrew Osborne from the Tableland Patrol Group gives a retrospect on the consequences of life and death in road crashes.

As a Police officer since 1991 I have travelled throughout Queensland with my postings. One thing that remains the same whether you are stationed in Aurukun or Brisbane is the effect that a fatal traffic crash has on the community. Every crash that occurs has a ripple effect within the community. A crash does not just impact upon the people directly involved in the crash. It impacts upon the community as a whole. These are some of the people who will be affected by the crash: The people directly involved in the crash, their families, the emergency services providers, any witnesses, their families, tow truck drivers, their family, staff at the hospital, their family, if the people involved are school children – their school friends and students, the teachers and of course again their families. The list could continue to grow. So you see that a fatal traffic crash impacts upon the entire community and that is why I am so enthusiastic about

Sergeant Andrew Osborne Fatality free Friday. It is something that the entire community can do and support. A fatal traffic crash involves the entire community so let’s get the entire community involved in preventing them. Remember drive according to the conditions. Fatality Free Friday May 30 at the Mareeba Soccer club, Fenwick Street, from 4-30pm.

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projects to ensure the plants reliability and capacity to handle this year’s increased tonnage,” Mr Slattery said. “We experienced Cyclone Ita in mid-April, which left some cane lodged and fields flooded; however the crop hasn’t been significantly impacted. “Site maintenance works were the only thing impacted by the cyclone, with the necessary shutdown resulting in the crush start being delayed by one week.” B-Double trucks have also started carting Tableland Cane down the Rex Range to the Mossman Mill.

Highway upgrade on the cards Motorists are set to benefit from a safety boost at the intersection of Kennedy Highway and Malone Road. Member for Cook David Kempton said the upgrade would include the installation of a dedicated rightturn lane to improve safety for vehicles exiting Kennedy Highway. “I have fought hard for this upgrade and am pleased to announce that $400,000 has been made available for this project,” Mr Kempton said. “This is another example of the

Newman government keeping to its election promise to deliver better infrastructure and better planning. “The intersection is in a 100 km/h zone on one of the busiest roads on the Tablelands. “Growing residential subdivisions mean a growth in traffic volumes in the area, which is why this intersection needs this upgrade. “The Mareeba district has been overlooked for years and I am working hard to attract as much infrastructure to this region as possible.” Mr Kempton said the funding

would allow crews to widen and seal the road shoulder to build a dedicated turning lane. “Line marking and signage for the entire intersection will also be upgraded, which will improve visibility for all road users and clearly guide through-traffic around any stationary traffic in the middle of the road.” The funding is in addition to $1 million in safety upgrades already announced for the Kennedy Highway. The upgrade is expected to begin later this year.

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The 2014 cane season has kicked into gear, with the Mossman Mill expecting a crush of more than 1 million tons thanks to an influx of about 500,000 tonnes of new Tableland cane. The Tableland Mill on the other hand is looking at a much-reduced crush of 300,000 tonnes down from about 800,000 last year after many growers began sending their cane to Mossman. Canegrowers Tableland manager Bronywn Dwyer said the Tableland crush would be smaller than last year’s above-average crop.

“Last year’s crop was a bumper crop, it was an exceptional year so you can’t really compare the two,” Ms Dwyer said. Meanwhile Mossman Mill and new parent company Mackay Sugar is looking forward to a deluge of Tableland cane, with the mill having recently completed an upgrade in preparation for the big 2014 crush. Mossman Mill manager Haydn Slattery said although the mill had experienced a few teething problems during the start-up, the operations were now running satisfactorily. “During the maintenance season, we completed a major upgrade of our boilers and several other associated

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Saturday 31st May 2014 sees the grand opening of the newly amalgamated and renovated TGT Mareeba Home Hardware Store at 204 Byrnes Street in Mareeba. While doors will open at the usual time of 7am, the official ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 9am and a FREE Breakfast will be offered to visitors between 8am and 9.30am (after which time a small charge will apply). Opening hours on Saturday have been extended to 5pm and the store will open during the usual hours of 8am to 12pm on Sunday. A huge number of very exciting activities for the whole family have been planned for the day. These will kick off after the official opening at 9am, from which time a live 4AM broadcast will run until lunchtime. In addition to calling the Red Spot Specials at regular intervals during that time, the Announcer will be drawing customers’ attention to the other catalogue specials that are running and chatting with a few people who have played a role in the union of the two iconic companies. Rusty and Sandy will be in-store and they will also parade down Byrnes Street with plenty of promotional give-aways for all the kids. In the lead up to the Grand Opening TGT has been advertising a ‘Mystery Prize’ that will be drawn on the day. They have now announced the prize - Silver Reserved Tickets for 2 to State of Origin Game 3 in Brisbane. This exciting and valuable prize will be publically drawn on Saturday morning; no advance warning will be given before the event and the winning ticket holder must be in-store to claim their prize, so get down to TGT Home Hardware from 9am if you would like a chance to win. Remember to bring along Photographic identification. Extra entries can be deposited into the drum at the rear of the store prior to the event, however you will need to present a copy in person to receive your FREE breakfast. The brand new Home Hardware Catalogue will be launched next week; this special Sale catalogue runs for 4 days only and includes some real bargains across the store. Two Bbq’s will be up for grabs; anyone who spends over $30 on Saturday will gain automatic entry into the draw for the Catalogue bbq; this will be drawn at 4.30pm. The second Bbq has been kindly donated by Wattle Paints and to gain entry into the competition to win this prize customers will have to find the one of the tokens shown below, a number of which will be hidden throughout the store. The drawing of this prize will be randomly called on Saturday and the winner will need to present one of these tokens if their sales docket number is called. Be sure to keep all the dockets for items purchased during Saturday to gain entry into both Bbq draws.

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Gearing up for festival By Boyd Robertson The Dimbulah Lions Festival on May 31 is shaping up to be a cracker, with the event’s traditional combination of parades, food stalls, fireworks and the crowning of the festival’s King and Queen set to draw in another massive crowd. Events kick off at 5pm with the Festival Street Parade, with the Festival proper officially opening at 5:45pm. Dimbulah Lions president Jamie De Lai said there was ‘loads of entertainment’ to be found at the Festival, including the great Battle of the Schools. Dimbulah State School, St Anthony’s School and Mutchilba State School will all face off with unique performances of art and music. School students will also collect prizes for art projects completed during the term at the Festival. A magnificent array of food stalls will provide a culinary overload, with Lions stalls offering steak burgers, palenta sausage, and Italian pastas.

Foods from the Spanish Club, the Philippines and elsewhere in Asia will also be on offer, in addition to traditional fare like hot chips, chicken nuggets and pizza. Show rides, duck-shooting and dodgem cars will keep kids entertained. The Festival’s fireworks display is scheduled at 9pm – earlier than usual so kids won’t have to stay up as late to see it. The Queen search will also climax as one of the six entrants is crowned Dimbulah Lions Queen. Mareeba Shire Mayor Tom Gilmore and other Tableland notaries are expected to attend. Mr De Lai said this year’s Festival was sure to be a corker. “It’s absolutely the biggest event on the calendar alongside the Wheelbarrow Race,” he said. “We’re expecting about 1500 people – it should be a fantastic night. “The Festival is a tradition that has been going in Dimbulah for 50 years, we have a lot of local support and we’re all looking forward to it.”

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Although planning and preparation for the Tablelands Relay For Life has been in full bloom for a number of months now – on May 30 we will officially launch the Relay in Mareeba with a Spring Carnival themed celebration! This is an event for the whole community and we would love for you to join with us at Davies Park on Friday, May 30 from 4pm. This year we have selected the Spring Carnival theme for both the launch and the September Relay, and we look forward to all that it will bring. For me personally, spring evokes a wealth of new ideas surrounding new life, fresh beginnings, plenty of sunshine and hope. It’s a time that lifts spirits and that is exactly what Relay embodies. Relay symbolises a new start for survivors, and creates hope for those who have lost loved ones, and hope for a cancer free future.

This is highlighted during our powerful fight back ceremony which is held in the early hours of the morning at Relay. Participants pledge to fight back and leave Relay with fresh ideas, new inspirations and a new found passion to make a difference. This month’s launch will also be a great opportunity to find out what Relay For Life is all about, register a team, meet the committee – and most importantly, be inspired. At the launch we will announce our 2014 Face of Relay, who is a cancer survivor and will be such an inspiration to the Tablelands community. I look forward to seeing you all next week! Cancer Council Queensland’s Tablelands Relay For Life will be held on September 13-14 at Davies Park, Mareeba. Register at relayforlife.org.au or phone Cancer Council’s Fundraising Hotline 1300 65 65 85

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Mystery in Mareeba By Boyd Robertson Tableland literature fans now have a chance to read a tale of mystery, romance and drama that unfolds in their own backyard. Rocky Creek is the latest novel by Toowomba-based author Louise Rotondo and is set partially in the massive Allied military hospital at Rocky Creek during World War 2. The Yungaburra Markets in addition to the Syd Beck Military Museum and Coffee Works in Mareeba also make an appearance in the book, which is described by Ms Rotondo variously as a combination of historical drama and romance. The story follows a man named Eamon, who after a conversation with his dementia-suffering grandmother begins to unravel the secrets of his family history.

“Basically, the story asks the question of ‘what happens when a family’s skeletons all fall out of the closet at the same time?’”, Ms Rotondo said. Rocky Creek is the first book of a planned trilogy, with Ms Rotondo now planning the second novel, Marigold. Ms Retondo, 41, grew up in far north Queensland and spent a lot of time visiting her grandparents on the Tableland. Her grandmother Audrey was one of her main sources of information when creating the background of the book. She said researching the book revealed more about the region than she ever knew, particularly about the Rocky Creek Hospital. Rocky Creek was released on April 23, two days before ANZAC Day. The novel is currently available only through Amazon but Ms Rotondo is hoping to have it displayed for sale at Coffee Works in Mareeba.

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Your Weekly Horoscopes March 21 to Apr 20 Aries

You could expand your circle of friends if you get involved in unusual activities. You should channel your efforts into getting rid of bad habits. April 21 to May 21 Taurus

Wednesday 21st

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May 22 to June 21

Method Combine the diced avocado, lemon juice, diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, chopped parsley and stir. Taste and season with kosher salt as desired.

June 22 to July 22

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July 23 to Aug 22

Aug 23 - Sept 23

Sept 24 to Oct 23

WORD

Confusion at an emotional level will cause you to make wrong decisions concerning your personal life. Don’t let your partner goad you into wearing your heart on your sleeve.

Scorpio

Oct 24 to Nov 22

You will not be able to trust someone you work with. You may be overreacting to a situation at hand. Not the best day for business trips. Major job changes or opportunities to get ahead professionally are apparent.

Sagittarius

Nov 23 to Dec 21

Don’t let an incident at work play on your mind. You may find that your documents are not in order. Deception and confusion regarding your status in society is likely. You can travel for business or pleasure.

Capricorn

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Chalk

Fabric

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Baste

Cloth

Hem

Ribbon

Bobbin

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Iron

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Eye

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Don’t believe everything you hear. Don’t make promises you can’t keep. Organization will be the key to avoiding discord and family feuds. You can buy or sell if you’re so inclined.

Aquarius

Jan 21 to Feb 19

Sudden changes could result in estrangement’s. Real estate should be lucrative for you. You will be moody and react poorly to issues concerning your mate. Avoid too much discourse with colleagues this month.

Pisces

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Your lover will be extremely sensitive and now will not be a good time to make changes that they won’t like. You can ask for favors but don’t take them for granted.

Libra

Max 26o Min 18o

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You can have a working relationship with children if you exercise patience and understanding of the dilemmas they face. You may be angry if someone tries to take credit for something you did.

Virgo

Tuesday 27th

Monday 26th

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You can help a close friend find solutions to personal problems. Loss is evident if you don’t consider all the angles. Do not get involved with individuals who are already committed to others.

Leo

Sunday 25th

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Don’t be too quick to spend money. Romance is quite possible if you are willing to approach someone who interests you. Travel will promote romantic connections.

Cancer

Saturday 24th

Max 26o Min 20o

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.

Your attitude is changing rapidly and your plate is overloaded. Don’t be afraid to make additions to your house. A romantic infatuation from your past may surface if you frequent places.

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ACROSS 7. The action or faculty of remembering something learned or experienced. 8. Abbreviation: Lymphocytes. 9. An adhesive substance used for sticking objects or materials together. 10. The skin or prepared fur of a seal, especially when made into clothing. 11. The feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface or a substance. 13. A worker in metal. 15. A sweet flavoured drink made from a sugar syrup, sometimes containing alcohol or medication. 16. Gaining, resulting in, or relating to victory in a contest or competition. 18. A natural deposit of exposed salt that animals lick. 19. An act or the right of selecting something from a number of alternatives. 21. Withdraw formally from membership of a federal union. 22. A small or medium-sized songbird, typically having a brown back, spotted breast, and loud song.

DOWN 1. A small room in which a prisoner is locked up. 2. Leather with a glossy varnished surface. 3. An act or process of closing something. 4. A double or multiple fold in a garment or other item made of cloth, held by stitching the top or side. 5. A large outdoor area with fairground rides, shows, and other entertainments. 6. Give a baby a Christian name at baptism as a sign of admission to a Christian Church. 12. Resulting from or having had a good education. 14. A disease of children caused by vitamin D deficiency. 17. A person who dives as a sport. 20. Money in coins or notes, as distinct from cheques, money orders, or credit.

Feb 20 to March 20

You could experience unusual circumstances and meet eccentric individuals. You will enjoy interacting with those who come from different backgrounds. You may be thinking of starting your own business.

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within the agricultural industry I have the market contacts that could assist the persons who purchase the machinery to start up their new farming business venture”. “I have marketing agencies that I am regularly in contact with looking for various produce and they are offering great incentives to the growers capable of supplying the needs of the market”. “This machinery I am offering for sale is capable of supplying the demand for the ever growing herb markets”. This machinery has the ability to harvest one semi-trailer full of basil each day” he said. Mr Iacutone has a seed planter that is capable of planting any small variety of seed crops, such as lettuce, cabbage, garlic, spring onions, asparagus, carrot, as well as herbs such as basil and parsley. The list is endless. The mechanical harvester will increase production and cut your paddock time by up to 80%. It is perfect for harvesting all herbs and many varieties of lettuce. The seed planter, mechanical harvester and bed former are all meant to complement each other and together have identical dimensions that will make the whole plant to production easy and economical. If you have a love for farming call Robert today. It really is an opportunity of a life time, he can be contacted on 0407 966 509 or visit his property on Paddy’s Green, Mareeba.

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State Education Ê

Mareeba State High School

Mareeba State School

Biboohra State School

Dimbulah St

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MAREEBA State High School offers a wide variety of curriculum activities for all year levels. We focus on quality teaching and learning for all students. The Visual and Performing Arts Faculty offers students a dynamic range of learning experiences. The Performing Arts offers subjects in Dance, Drama, Music, Instrumental Music and Performing Arts Excellence. Student learning is enriched through an extensive programme of visiting artists, excursions, practical workshops, tutorials, rehearsals, lunch time activities and lessons after school. Committed staff offer specialised tuition in their areas of expertise. Instrumental music offers students lessons in Percussion, Woodwind, Brass and Strings. Music students have the opportunity to be part of the school Concert Band. This term students are participating in the school production “Hasta La Vista, Dracula!” and are now rehearsing in the new, custom built, drama facility. Students have also participated in workshops with professional actors, musicians and dancers. In the future we are looking forward to hosting the Sydney Dance Company. No matter what your child’s strengths are or level of experience, Mareeba State High School has the quality staff, curriculum and facilities to meet your child’s needs. We are committed to “Building a Better Future Together”.

AT Mareeba State School our focus is on ‘every day, in every classroom, every student is learning and achieving” We have a strong improvement agenda focusing on literacy and numeracy. Our dedicated teachers implement explicit teaching. These include – daily warm ups for literacy and numeracy, student data reviews and tracking students’ growth, intervention and extension support to build on students strengths, inclusive practices for all students and calm classrooms. We pride ourselves on our organised extracurricular activities. Students have the opportunity to develop their talents and interest by attending engaging, fun activities during lunch breaks, before and after school. These include the Learning Café and Auslan Club and through Arts which include – choir, instrumental music, talent show, school musical, drama performances, arts club and dance. Sporting activities include – active after school (Soccer, Athletics, Oztag, Rugby Union, Futsal, Volleyball), Soccer, Rugby Union and League, Basketball, Netball, District trials, Interschool sport, Swimming. Mareeba State School connects with parents through workshops, reading, literacy and numeracy.

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BIBOOHRA uses Explicit Teaching. One of the most powerful ways for students to learn is through the use of Explicit Teaching or to put it simply – I do, We do, You do and revise. While it sounds simple the skill required to do this efficiently and effectively is quite high. Students receive support to be competent and confident in their learning. Explicit teaching is the priority of Far North Queensland Region. Teachers at Biboohra have been implementing this methodology since the beginning of 2013. This year increased professional development on Explicit methods has been provided and this is now more evident in the classrooms. Biboohra School is also involved in the Dairy Australia’s Picasso Cows Program which invites schools to design and paint a life-size fibreglass cow and create a school learning journal in the theme of “Fuel for Life”. Ms CoisTulloch will guide the Student Council with this project. This also involves learning life-long healthy eating choices and making healthy lifestyle decisions. Biboohra State School has an outdoor kitchen garden where students learn how to grow food from start to finish. This was developed in 2012 by Year 6/7 and continues to be maintained students and parents. Produce grown is used in the school’s refurbished tuck-shop. Contact Biboohra State School today to find out more about what this great country school can offer you and your child.

AN Individualised, wh from Prep through to Ye dents at Dimbulah State ing, learning and progr High expectations ac curriculum, and a consis proach to improving Spe meracy has been our key ning of 2013. Reading learning and will remain and students well into the Dimbulah State Schoo es, with a fully functioni ment. With Year 7 stude High School for the first t excited about the many c ties that this will bring. This change has been ondary” and will see Dim troduce a specialised lon gram across the Second only will students be pr opportunities to demons will also take part in the fo development program coaching and a vast arra nities to further develop within the wider school c This year we are cel Quality State Education munity. The Centenary w September this year. It w casion full of nostalgia fo students, staff and c Come along and enjoy th our dedicated staff and s

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MAREEBA STATE HIGH SCHOOL Phone: 4086 2777 Jasper Street, Mareeba www.mareebashs.eq.edu.au

MAREEBA STATE SCHOOL Phone: 4092 8100 Constance Street, Mareeba www.mareebass.eq.edu.au

DIMBULAH STA Phone: 409 Kennedy Stree www.dimbulah

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n labelled “Junior Secmbulah State School inng-term leadership prodary Department. Not rovided with numerous strate leadership, they ormal “Future Leaders” involving workshops, ay of practical opportutheir skills as a leader community. lebrating 100 Years of in the Dimbulah Comwill take place on the 27 will be a memorable ocor all past and present community members. he festivities and meet school leaders.

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Mutchilba State School

Mt Molloy State School

BIBOOHRA STATE SCHOOL Phone: (07) 4086 9333 Petersen Street, Biboohra www.biboohrass.eq.edu.au

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Chillagoe State School

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MUTCHILBA State School is a fantastic place to learn for all students and is only 20 minutes from Mareeba and 5 minutes from Dimbulah. Students have the privilege of smaller class sizes, extra one-on-one attention and a dedicated staff willing to go that little bit extra. Small Schools are great schools as they have the flexibility to extend students in areas they have strengths. Our school has strong foundational programs that challenge students and are targeted to the individual needs of each student. This has shown improved academic results. We utilise current Information and Communication Technologies to enable students to connect with learning experiences beyond the classroom. This allows for students to progress at their own pace, with staff working to assist those who require extra attention or work with those who need to be extended. We are celebrating our 75th Anniversary on August 23rd this year. This will be an exciting and fun occasion for past and current students, staff and community members. We appreciate all of the skills members of our community have and are utilising them to make this celebration a memorable event. Our P&C members need to be commended for the effort and time they are putting in to make this day a special occasion in our school’s history.

Every Day, In Every Classroom, Every Child is Learning and Achieving

MOUNT Molloy State School is a welcoming small school consisting of 30 students. The school has a Prep/1, Year 1-4 and Year 5-7 class. We are part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program and run our garden and kitchen classes each Friday morning. Science, Literacy, Maths and Health is incorporated seamlessly into our Kitchen Garden Program. Spelling Mastery, Guided Reading groups and explicit vocabulary lessons are a part of our daily routine. Our whole school focus for 2014 is Vocabulary and Bookwork. Our extremely high standards and expectations result in our students achieving very well and having great pride in their work and themselves. Our teachers engage in the Australian Curriculum in English, Maths, Science, Geography and History. Being small in numbers we are able to tailor our programs to suit individual needs, with extension and support where needed. We have a science facilitator on staff who runs an engaging and interactive science program. We also have an innovative creative arts program which is evident around the school with the many wonderful pieces of art on display. This year our students have the opportunity to participate in Creative Generation State Schools on Stage, which is DETE’s premier state show case of the Arts in Brisbane.

MT MOLLOY STATE SCHOOL Phone: 4094 1261 Fraser Road, Mt Molloy www.mtmolloyss.eq.edu.au

Chillagoe State School is friendly and welcoming with motivated students who are proud of their school and achievements. Students are encouraged to be active, confident and resilient participants in all aspects of school life. Our school is conscientiously improving reading and writing. Every student sets individual goals and success is celebrated. We have a Pre Prep Program for children to attend school two mornings per week. They participate in literacy and numeracy learning and transition into school routines. Our program is supported by FAMILIES AS FIRST TEACHERS who visit and provide learning resources. Our student leaders meet regularly with class reps to decide upon inclusive student events. Students participate in Chillagoe Idol, our exceptional music program with instrumental and performance focus. We offer programs for homework, sport and fitness – Backyard League and Roll ‘n Strike Tenpin this term. Chillagoe State School is privileged to have the support of parents, carers and the whole community. Our P&C is proactive in providing Brekkie Club, sponsoring community events and purchasing educational resources. Community members assist with reading programs, attend parade, sporting events and Fun Fridays. We are proud that Together We Succeed.

MUTCHILBA STATE SCHOOL Phone: 4093 1159 Masterson Street, Mutchilba www.mutchilbass.eq.edu.au

CHILLAGOE STATE SCHOOL Phone: 4094 7103 Cathedral Street, Chillagoe www.chillagoess.eq.edu.au

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PROPERTY LAND > UNITS > INVESTMENTS > ACREAGE > FARMS > HOUSES > RENTALS

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COME and discover the delights of this magical rural hideaway with beautifully presented fully tiled 3 bedroom modern home sitting proudly on a flat ridge overlooking the seamless private bush setting. This property will have you fully relaxed with even the sauna positioned to capture the privacy of the native flora and fauna this property oozes. Let the pictures show for themselves the special qualities of this signature acreage. Contact Andrew Rogato on 0418 183 444 at Rogato Bros Real Estate. 4880.com.au/2486375 Address: Agent: Contact:

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Mareeba Andrew Rogato Rogato Bros Real Estate 4092 5255 or 0418 183 444

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THIS could easily be the most well-priced 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on the market in Mareeba today. Situated in one of the most family friendly areas, only minutes from town and amenities. The home has a nice clean colour scheme and is highlighted by a few bold feature walls, imagine coming home to this and saying it's your own, and at a price you can afford. The spacious home has four well-appointed bedrooms, all with built-ins and

two separate spacious living areas, one Want to make this yours? Contact the of which feeds on to the rear patio which exclusive agent Remo Esposito at Sibi overlooks the fully fenced back yard. Girgenti Real Estate today! www.girFeatures... gentigroup.com - 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom - Concrete block construction - Air-conditioned Living Address: 86 Kenneally, Mareeba - Tiled outdoor entertaining area Price: $335,000 - Established lawns and low Agent: EXCLUSIVE TO Remo Esposito maintenance gardens Sibi Girgenti Real Estate - Fully fenced 1000m2 allotment Contact: 0401 969 473 or 4092 5566 - Family friendly area

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THIS three bedroom clay brick home Contact Mareeba Real Estate Agenfeatures two bedrooms with built-ins, cies at 7 Hort Street, Mareeba on a modern kitchen, a spacious dining 4092 1556 or Mark 0428 121 520 and lounge area, a second lounge, and Lyn 0427 153 868, or email walk-in pantry, hallway cupboard, mrea4880@qld.chariot.net.au water cooled evaporative cooler, fans, two bathrooms, two toilets, Address: Mareeba a single carport, all on a Price: $299,000 802m2 corner allotment Inspect: By Appointment with a second entry into Agent: Mareeba Real Estate Agencies the backyard. Contact: 4092 1556

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17 Jacana Close, Mareeba - $395,000 Neg

 Four bedroom, three bathroom residence  Massive open plan entertaining area  Remote controlled shades to rear of patio  Open plan kitchen, lounge and dining area  Designer bathrooms, freestanding tub to main  Ensuite and walk-in robe in master bedroom  Separate guest bedroom with bathroom  Fully fenced private backyard  Automatic irrigation to all gardens and turf

 Four bedroom, two bathroom home  Massive master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite  Two comfortable living areas  Extra large kitchen with island bench  Fully airconditioned throughout  Fully fenced rear yard (1.8m high fencing)  Great street appeal with rock retaining wall  All gardens in garden beds with cubby house and shed  Large patio ideal for entertaining

Contact: Remo Esposito 0401 969 473

Contact: Vince Costas 0419 926 691

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PROPERTY Marrett 221 on 22 Yarrabee

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UNION will be instantaneous for you Located in the popular Marinelli Eswith this fantastic proposal. An excel- tate on a fully fenced block. lent opportunity to secure your new If you are looking for low maintenance low maintenance investment property easy care lifestyle but want modern with two spacious living areas with and new then this may be your match! separate lounge and family room. The home is fully air conditioned Contact Aurelia Rogato on 4092 and security screened with 3 good 5255 or 0418 183 555 at Rogato size rooms and loads of cupboard Bros Real Estate. 4880.com.au space. Plenty of room for entertaining as the kitchen opens onto the rear patio and Address: Mareeba the adjoining family Agent: Aurelia Rogato room. Rogato Bros Real Estate If you need a shed Contact: 4092 5255 or 0418 183 555 there is plenty of room and easy rear access.

Tropic Coast Homes at Yarrabee, Amaroo.
Proposed for construction on Lot 22 Yarrabee Close, in Amaroo Latest addition YARRABEE. The Marrett features a very well laid out floor plan, comprising of 221m2 of open plan design. 
Perfect position and attractive street appeal, this Tropic Coast Home (BSA 1089966) radiates quality & Style... from the Portico Entrance and Entry right through to the spacious Alfresco Living area, designed to capture the breezes and take advantage of the spacious yard, complimented by a stunning bush backdrop.
 Five bedroom, or four plus study, spacious family bathroom, ensuite to the master, carpeted, walk in Robe, all the components of a comfortable Family Home. The Trendy Kitchen is complimented by state

Situated within walking distance to town, school and sporting facilities, this tidy three bedroom vinyl cladded weather board home is on the market. Currently tenanted and returning $260 per week, makes this property a sound investment option. Features of this property include: • Three bedrooms (main with carpet and air con) • Large downstairs entertainment area and vinyl flooring and air con + third bedroom

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of the art appliances, your choice of Cook top, Oven, Range hood, all designed with your own colour scheme.
Spacious quality tiled living areas plus an Open Plan design 
The Mighty Marrett Package deal has been planned to compliment Lot 22 Yarrabee Close, 986m2, and is an affordable $346,000 (Land Price $93,0000, House construction price $253,000) * House and land are sold on separate contracts. Yarrabee is currently under construction, and due to be finished approximately Jan 2014 Lots start at $90,000- Pick your favourite!)
 Secure your block in this great new estate today.
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with air con • Combined kitchen/dining, vinyl flooring • Carpeted lounge • Casement windows • Separate laundry area • Electric hot water system • Concrete stumps • Fully fenced 850m2 allotment Address: • Garden shed Price: • Tandem carAgent: port New to Contact: the market,

this property is priced to sell at $237,000. For further information or to arrange an inspection, please contact John Falvo on 0408 456 344 or Mareeba Property Office on 4092 1355. Mareeba $237,000 John Falvo Mareeba Property Office 0408 456 344 or 4092 1355

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Small acreage in big country

Small acreage is not always easy to find in the Dimbulah district especially with a good water license, highway frontage, fertile soils, good views and only minutes from the centre of town. These blocks tick all of those boxes and for the person that wants the farm life without the hassles of owning a farm these blocks are very suitable. The Dimbulah community is a vibrant family friendly multicultural community with great school and sporting facilities. Dimbulah has a pub, restaurant, Bendigo Bank, Post Office, hardware store, supermarket, bakery and a number of small businesses.

Perfect investment opportunity in Mareeba Situated on a large corner block, back and reap the rewards from this close to CBD with current tenants this investment opportunity, while planning for the future. one won't last long. Motivated to sell this vendor is Price on application. Contact Exlooking at all options. Close to schools, close to day clusive agent Alex Srhoj at Ray care, walking distance to the main White Mareeba on 0403 343 692. street, this property has loads of potential for fuAddress: MAREEBA ture opportunities. Price: POA Large double carAgent: exclusive agent Alex Srhoj port, two toilets and fully Ray White Rural fenced on 792 square Contact: 0403 343 692 metre corner block. Sit

Nestled on a gentle slope over- tare (5.6 acre) lot has 21 megalitres. looking tropical fruit orchards in the Both blocks are presented together valley, these unique blocks offer the for sale along with the 36 megalitres, new owners lots of options. For a or singularly the larger block is being starter block or for the retiree these presented only at a negotiable price blocks offer the home you may be of $190,000. looking for. Mareeba is only forty five minutes For more information contact Chris away and Cairns just across the hill. Atkinson 0429 342 944. There are two lots up for sale and both lots Address: DIMBULAH are serviced with waAgent: Chris Atkinson ter. The larger 7.290 Ray White Rural hectare (18 acre) lot Contact: 0429 342 944 has 15 megalitres and the smaller 2.296 hec-

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Enjoy the best of country living with this well presented lifestyle property. • 6.8 hectares fully fenced • Homestead with 4 bedrooms + office + front deck + rear patio • Excellent water supply - 2 dams + bore + rainwater tank • 12m x 6m powered shed + 12m x 5.5m awning • 13m x 9m powered shed • Beautiful presented gardens • Stables • Horse/cattle paddocks Price: $599,000 Neg Contact: Contact Exclusive Agents Norma Moloney 0417 541 126 or Andrew Rogato 0418 183 444

• 4 generous sized bedrooms with built-ins • Master bedroom with walk-in robe • Separate lounge and dining • Spacious rumpus room • Beautiful timber kitchen • 2 bathrooms • 3012m2 block • Both town and bore water • Irrigated lawns and gardens Price: $414,000 Neg Contact: Norma Moloney on 0417 541 126

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Rural Walsh River Irrigation

Vendors Moving On, Committed To Sell! Dimbulah, Queensland • 113.4 hectares (280 acres) freehold • 144 acres currently under sugar cane • 60 acres fallow • 30 acres grassed to Callide Toro • 2014 crop included in sale • 599ML water allocation • Approx 1 kilometre Walsh River frontage • 3 bedroom homestead • 24m x 16m machinery shed + workshop • Plant and equipment list Auction Wednesday 4th June, 2014 at 10am Venue The Pullman (formerly Sebel) 17 Abbott Street, CAIRNS Chris Atkinson 0429 342 944 raywhiteruralmareeba.com.au/1106392

Ray White Rural Mareeba

Rural Forced Sale - Slice of Heaven Mutchilba, Queensland • 80.68 hectares (approx 199 acres) • 116 megalitres water allocation • Fertile river flats • 3000 tree orchard • 2014 crop included • Steel cattle yards • 2 homesteads + sheds • Plant and equipment list to compliment going concern Auction Wednesday 4th June 2014 at 10am Venue The Pullman (formerly Sebel) 17 Abbott Street, CAIRNS Chris Atkinson 0429 342 944 raywhiteruralmareeba.com.au/1132420

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PROPERTY 291 Acres on two titles

Plesently astounded YOU will be astounded how well this Three megs of water plus a rain place is set up. Circular driveway at water tank, driveways all done with the front takes you through to the sol- blue metal to cut down wetness - I id, fully tiled, four bedroom open plan could go on forever so come and see for yourself. living house plus a double garage. You can drive to three back paddocks that accommodate the stock Contact Elizabeth Bors at Altitude and are all dog fenced. Loading ramp, Realty Mareeba on 4092 4100 or large shed, three garden sheds, 0437 921 648. www.altituderealtygreen house and a spacious chook mareeba.com.au pen, established gardens all come with this sale. For your leisure/ Address: MAREEBA sport activity there is an Price: $529,000 extra size pool that you Agent: Elizabeth Bors could do laps in as well Altitude Realty Mareeba as a smart spa attached Contact: 0437 921 648 or 4092 4100 to it.

Country Road Estate

THE Mutchilba area is renowned for its good climate and soils that will grow almost anything suited to our latitude. The area is serviced by school bus and there are a number of schools in the local area. The Mutchilba - Dimbulah area is a family friendly neighbourhood with a diverse number of nationalities and profitable farming enterprises that makes this area an interesting and vibrant area to live. Land on the Walsh River is fast becoming sought after and only a few blocks of this size remain. This Mutchilba acreage was once a successful tobacco

farm. Today the 291 acre property lies idle waiting for a new owner to open it back to a going concern. The property has approximately one kilometre of Walsh River frontage and has the power connected. There are some older style buildings on the farm and it has a 63 megalitre water allocation to the property with three phase power and underground mains. Whist the propAddress: erty has Price: minimal Agent: improvements it Contact: is cleared

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We have the BUYERS, Contact MPO with your LISTING today!

• TOWN WATER • UNDERGROUND POWER • SEALED ROADS Lots 1, 2, 22, 23, 24 and 25 have views over this lake and park to Mareeba. Choice of 16 level and undulating lots, most with selected trees on them.

All enquiries Jill Spackman: Mobile 0402 070 373 or 4092 4440 Check out our website: www.countryroadestatemareeba.com.au PAGE 20 The Express, Wednesday, May 21, 2014

For more information please contact Chris Atkinson 0429 342 944. MUTCHILBA POA Chris Atkinson Ray White Rural 0429 342 944

Pristine living in prestige gardens

• CONCRETE BLOCK HOME • 3 BEDROOMS • CLOSE TO CBD • COMBINED KITCHEN, DINING & LOUNGE AREA • GARDEN SHED • 637M2

ACREAGE LOTS

with some small regrowth and roughly 90 percent of the land is usable. This is an opportunity not to be missed and the owners are now committed to sell as they need to move on. Vendor is negotiable on the price.

YOU’LL fall in love with this pristine home, located in the upmarket estate, Prestige Gardens. The unique design of this executive-style home makes entertaining a breeze, with classy open-plan living areas. The current (and only) owners have taken pride in this immaculately presented property, which has been extremely well maintained. The main living area is the heart of this home, with the open plan design incorporating the entrance, kitchen, dining and lounge rooms. This home is fully tiled throughout, with air-conditioning to all living areas and bedrooms. The kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar, with plenty of cupboard space as well. The three bedrooms and the study have builtin wardrobes and large windows allowing plenty of natural light. The master bedroom is massive, with a deluxe ensuite, dual shower, TV point, air-conditioning and enough room for a dresser. Both bathrooms are tiled to the ceiling, with striking features and trims. Outside is a huge 6x5m tiled outdoor living area, plus an adjoining 6x5m area with a shade sail over exposed aggregate. Features to delight - concrete block home with Colorbond roof, 10x6m outdoor entertaining area, 15x9m shed and 6x3m garden shed with chicken coop, In-ground irrigation to landscaped gardens and lawn, fenced 3013m2 allotment, bitumen road to rear and main shed. For a private viewing or more information, please contact your exclusive agent Vince Costas of Sibi Girgenti Real Estate. Phone 0419 926 691 or 4092 5566. www.girgentigroup.com

John 0408 456 344 Sophie 0428 128 154 Simone 0498 126 824

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6 Joan Crescent, MAREEBA $565,000 NEG EXCLUSIVE TO Vince Costas Sibi Girgenti Real Estate 4092 5566 or 0419 926 691

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INDEX

business A

Air Conditioning

B

Blinds Brick laying Butcher

C

Carpentry/ Roofing

DIRECTORY

Childcare/ Kindergarten Cleaning Services Concerting Construction Curtains & Blinds

E

Earthmoving

AIR CONDITIONING

Electrical Embroidery

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Farming Sector Fertilizer Floor Coverings Fuel Furniture

House Removals

Nurseries

Irrigation

Photography Plumbing Pool Maintenance

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Machinery - Truck

BRICK LAYING

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Hire Motor Mechanic

Glazier

Tree Lopping

Security Skip Bins Small Engine Repairs Steel Fabrication Transport Travel

CONCRETING

EARTHMOVING Do it right the first time!

CONTACT ROD: 0419 550 767 mareebablocklaying@gmail.com Tinaroo Creek Road, Mareeba • PO Box 1034 Mareeba 4880

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

M: 0409 648 403 • F: 4092 6717

BUTCHER

P: 4092 6271

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R & C AIRCONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION

“From Our Paddock to Your Plate, We’ll Meat Your Needs!”

BLINDS

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

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

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CARPENTRY/ ROOFING BSA Number 71627

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

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

P: 4095 3592 • M: 0407 123 561 E: yungaburrabutchery@hotmail.com 2 Kehoe Place, Yungaburra Q.4884

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

Call Ross Malfitana Mobile: 0429 898 657

Mobile: 0419 709 522

YUNGABURRA BUTCHERY Queensland’s Oldest Registered Butcher Shop

Roofer & Carpenter

Very experienced • No job too big or too small • Competitive rates •

Phone 0400 622 350

Venue Hire

T

MAREEBA BLOCK & BRICK LAYING

Authorised Fujitsu Service Agent

V

CONSTRUCTION

ELECTRICAL

Daniel Battistin

Residential • Commercial • Phones Repairs/Maintenance • Airconditioners

Mobile 0448 856 187 Phone: 4092 6203 • Fax: 4092 5723 email: dobattistin@msn.com 145 Hastie Road, Mareeba Qld/ 4880

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

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

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

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For Alterations to Clothing & Curtains Phone Liz 4092 6619

96 James Street, Mareeba

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EARTHMOVING

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Laser Electrical Mareeba Phone: (07) 4092 4146

BSA no. 1218243

BLINDS

Vertical & Venetian Blinds Panel Glides > Timber Blinds

www.girgentigroup.com ~ 4092 5566

DeeB’s Grader Hire All Earthworks

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0418 456 307

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JANE PETERS PO Box 1923, Mareeba QLD 4880 PHONE: 0427 932 776 ABN 98 735 499 133 Email: pickfordpark1@bigpond.com

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”

ENTERTAINMENT

CALL CARL 0408 924 312

Service Station open to the public 24 hour Fuel Service to approved customers

TABLELAND FERTILIZERS

GRAHAME McKENZIE MOBILE 0407 226 022

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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

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

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IRRIGATION

MOTOR MECHANIC IrrIgatIon DesIgn & supply

• 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

WATER SOLUTION SPECIALISTS Be ready for the dry season! 15% OFF DOmestic irrigatiOn Packages  Free Design  Expert Advice NEW APP FRIENDLY HYDRAWISE CONTROLLERS!! Save Time, Water & Money!!

Total Water Solutions

166 Walsh St, Mareeba Telephone: 4092 4122

John & Sally Morris

30 James Street, Mareeba

Phone/Fax: 4092 3563

• Mechanical Repairs for Cars & Light Commercials • Roadworthy Certificates • EFI Diagnostics • Carbon Clean for Diesels and EFI Vehicles

4 Services and All Mechanical Repairs 4 Roadworthy Inspection Station 74 Byrnes Street, P.O. Box 169, Mareeba Q.4880

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• Sliding Glass Doors & Windows • Residential & Commercial Glazing • Shower Screens & Robes • Glass Replacement • Security Doors • Security Screens • Fly Screens • Louvres • Mirrors

MAREEBA MOTORS

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All enquires call Mick on 0417 720 959 or 4092 3849 - Email: mpgoldfinch@bigpond.com

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NEW Mini Concrete Truck Caters for small loads up to 2.6m across the Tablelands!! PLUS Tipper & Bobcat Available

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

26 REYNOLDS ST, MAREEBA QLD. 4880 P: 4092 1174 F: 4092 3084

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40 ECLIPSE DRIVE, ATHERTON QLD. 4883 P: 4091 3100 F: 4091 3177

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NURSERY

PLUMBING

TREE LOPPING

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

For all security needs call...

Dru ThursTon 0408 913 063

Visit our website: www.fnss.com.au

QBSA 50670 - LICENCE NO. 10516

FRANK DE ROSA LICENSED PLUMBER AND DRAINER Domestic, Commercial, Industrial and Maintenance Plumbing

Frank

HOME: 4092 1694 MOBILE: 0417 796 909

POOL MAINTENANCE

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Peter Roy Photographer

Weddings Birthdays Sport Portraits Real Estate Special Events

A: 2 9 Iluka Street, Mareeba

ALL POOL SUPPLIES INCLUDING FREE WATER TESTING AND EXPERT ADVICE

P: 4092 1443 or 0413 013 297

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SKIP BINS

RAD SKIPS

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Photography

JBH

71 BYRNES STREET, MAREEBA “WE OFFER A COMPLETE ON SITE POOL SERVICE”

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JIM HATCHMAN 0488 562 921 PLUMBING

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Installation, Servicing & Repairs Gas & Gas Applianes, Water Filtration & Purification, Maintenance Plumbing, Pumps, Sewer & Storm Water Solutions

Ben Malcolm

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Skip BinS from 2m – 6m 14 DAY BIN HIRE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE SAME PRICE AS 7 DAYS!

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repairs to all Major brands

And all Honda products including Mowers, Motorbikes and Brush Cutters Cnr Herberton & Constance Sts, Mareeba

www.tablelandhonda.com.au POOL MAINTENANCE & POOL SHOP

 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

TABLELAND Motorcycle

PHONE: 4092 2394

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STEEL FABRICATION

• STRUCTURAL METAL FABRICATION • 400 AMPS MOBILE MIG/ STICK WELDER • ALL AGRICULTURAL, MINING, EARTHMOVING EQUIPMENT 17 STEPHEN STREET, DIMBULAH PHONE / FAX: 4093 5180 • MOBILE: 0427 007 896 EMAIL: dbengineering1@bigpond.com MANAGER: DENIS BEGHIN • QBSA LIC. NO. 1122823

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

MAREEBA TURF CLUB SPECIALISING IN: • Parcels • Pallets • White Goods • Furniture • Tail Gate Lifts DELIVERIES TO: • Cairns • Kuranda • Mareeba • Mt Molloy • Julatten • Yungaburra • Tolga • Lake Tinaroo • Kairi • Atherton • Malanda • Millaa Millaa • Ravenshoe • Mt Garnet

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Thank You We would like to thank all the following sponsors who have helped my son David to compete in the Nationals. Mareeba Leagues Club, The Spina Bifida Association in Townsville, The Graham Hotel Mareeba, Austart Homes in Mareeba and Mareeba Shire Council. The winners of the prizes were: Andrew Maifredi, Jane K. Oliver, Dr Pip Mason and Tia Cowan. With the help and support from this community we have raised $1600!

Memoriam

Birth

For Sale Large TerracoTTa poTs wiTh esTabLished pLanTs Six available!

Jason and Melissa Nastasi welcome the birth of their second son

Oliver Zac Born on the 15th April, 2014

$150 Each or $800 The Lot

Brother for Travis, 5th grandchild for Adam and Diana Spena, 2nd grandchild for Charlie and Betty Nastasi, 12th great grandchild for Concetta Bambino and the 4th great grandchild for Frank Nastasi.

P: 0408 924 312

In Memoriam

Robert Anthony King 23/02/54 to 13/05/13 We miss you in so many ways, We miss the things you used to say. And when old times we do recall, That’s when we miss you most of all. Always loved and remembered by daughter Phoebe, Derek, Jackson and Raymond. Also all your brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces, grandchildren and friends.

CASUAL SALESPERSON

APPLY TO: Golden Drop Winery 4093 2750 To Arrange An Interview

Wedding

2005 Camry ateva

4 cylinder, excellent condition, great fuel economy, tow bar, regularly serviced, RWC.

mUSt SeLL!! $7,800 $6,800 ONO PHONE: 0447 339 232 or 0407 022 957

Congratulations to a beautiful couple

Matthew & Yvette

On your Wedding Day ~ 24th May, 2014 Wishing you a wonderful journey as you build your new life together. All our love Carlo, Liv, Paul, Maria, Damen, Keanu, Jarred and Tyson.

Funeral Director

Guilfoyles

Funeral Services CREMATORIUM, CHAPEL & MEMORIAL GARDENS

Mareeba State HigH ScHool “Building a Better Future Together”

ScHool officer

(Focus Grounds) - 38 Hours Per Week 23/6/14 to 12/12/14 With a Possible Extension The Schools Officer ensures that the school grounds and facilities are maintained in a neat, tidy, safe, hygienic manner and contributes to the beautification and enhancement of the appearance and safety. All applicants need to include a resume with referrers and must address the criteria in the section ‘How you will be assessed’ of the role description available from the school website www.mareebashs.eq.edu.au. If you require further information please phone 4086 2777. Completed applications may be forwarded to the Business Services Manager, Mareeba State High School, PO Box 1079, Mareeba Qld 4880 or emailed to: bsm@ mareebashs.eq.edu.au. The closing date for receipt of applications is 2.00pm on Friday 30th May, 2014. The Commission for Children and Young People Act 2000 requires the preferred applicant to be subject to a Working With Children Check and as part of Education Queensland policy, temporary employees must undergo a Criminal History Check. Education Queensland actively supports and encourages workforce diversity and equity.

AVAILABLE 24 HOURS / 7 DAYS

ATHERTON MAREEBA 3 NASSER RD 45 CONSTANCE ST 4091 2147 4092 1013 MOSSMAN / PORT DOUGLAS

ElEctrical tradEspErson Seeking reliable Electrician for full time position in Mareeba. Unrestricted Qld. Electrical Work Licence and Driver’s Licence are essential.

Apply to: mareeba@laserelectrical.com.au Closes Friday 30th May, 2014

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For Rent OLD QUEENSLANDER HOME - MAREEBA Highset, renovated, unfurnished, 2 large bedrooms, verandahs front & side, concreted underneath, fully fenced, town area. Written references required.

$275 PER WEEK (Paid in Advance + Bond) Phone 4053 2923 or 4053 2059

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

Position Vacant A casual position is available for a friendly, enthusiastic and flexible Salesperson with excellent people skills. Experience in sales would be an advantage but not essential. Includes weekend work.

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Kymco Maxxer 50

Now $2,350 Atherton Mower & Chainsaw Services 55 Tolga Road, Atherton PHONE: 4091 7499

getting Married? John Keal Marriage Celebrant. Ph 4092 4507

Cheryl Tonkin Celebrant

P: 0407 670 954

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Mareeba

ASking PriCE $28,000 PhonE: 0428 989 212

Wedding

Experience Supernatural Healing of the Body, Soul & Spirit. Phone 4092 6888 9 Park Avenue, Mareeba

Thought:

Tenders

As new, Millenium hull, 10 months registration, 70HP Yamaha (20 hours) serviced 03/2014, purpose built fold down canopy, dual battery system, current safety gear included, HDS5 sounder, marine radio. Valued @ $40,000 Plus - First to see will buy!

Baby Bassinet: With new mattress and linen - $100 One Swing Bouncer: As new - $50 Bouncer: As new - $20 Contact 4092 5452 or 0487 492 684

WORSHIP SERVICE Sunday 10am & 6pm

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2010 - 5.10 Quintrix Top Ender Side Console

Star steel post. $2 each and others. Phone 4092 7438.

Living Waters An Encouraging

Firewood

Dry split hardwood, can deliver.

$150 per ute load

Call 0408 275 281

Horse Services hORSE Shoeing and Barefoot Trimming. Kris Geddes. 0429 062 222. w w w. m a s t e r fa r r i e r. com.au

Lawn Mowing Lawn Mowing Pruning And Hedging David Lep 0438 541 300

Shire Council

TMSC2014-12 RegiSTeR of PRe-Qualified SuPPlieRS WaTeR and WaSTeWaTeR Mareeba Shire Council is inviting submissions from companies wishing to be placed on Council’s Register of Pre-Qualified Suppliers (for Water and Wastewater only). The services required by Council are listed below: • Consulting engineering Services • Concreters • fencing Contractors • electrical - general • electrical - industrial • Plastic Welding and fabrication • emergency gen Sets Mechanical • Telemetry electrical • Telemetry and SCada • PlC System engineers • Pump Supply Service and Maintenance • Supply Coarse Washed Sand and Road Base • Motor Rewinding • general engineering and fabrication • Commercial diving Services obtaining documentation: The documentation may be obtained by contacting Council’s Procurement Officer, Maree Lopez on (07) 4086 4692 or email: mareel@msc.qld.gov.au. Changes: Regulation 228(7) of the Local Government Regulation 2012, relating to changes to Tenders may be applied. lodgement of Tenders: Tenders must be lodged in the Tender Box of Mareeba Shire Council at 65 Rankin Street, Mareeba by the Closing Time. Closing Time: The Closing Time for lodgement of Tenders is 11.00am Tuesday 10 June, 2014. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Peter franks CHief eXeCuTiVe offiCeR PO Box 154 www.msc.qld.gov.au MAREEBA QLD 4880 Phone: 1300 308 461

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Pets

Adopt-A-Pet Contact the refuge on 4092 3060 Hickling Avenue, Mareeba

MAY

Thursday 29Th May - 10aM aT 5d CoMeT aveNue, aTherToN Free Course Tasters – Have your IT questions answered – Certified IT teachers available all day! aLso Ce’Da Shed Yungaburra is opening a branch at ALC’s premises at 5D Comet Ave on the same day! Ce’Da Shed specialises in handcrafted Woodwork, Collectibles, Vintage Clothes, Books and Jewellery. Come and find your treasure! Local domigo Coffee available Free all day!

What’s Coming Up!

Invitation to Comment on Proposed Telecommunications Infrastructure Mossman-Mt Molloy Road, Julatten QLD 4871 (Lot 122 on NPW911) NBN Co propose to install three (3) panel antennas (1.18m long) at a centreline elevation of 40m and two (2) parabolic dish antenna (0.9m in diameter) at a centreline elevations of 29m and 30m. Three (3) remote radio units (0.5m long) will be positioned below the panel antennas. Associated equipment will be housed in two (2) new outdoor cabinets (base areas less than 7.5m²) located at the base of the facility. NBN Co regards the proposed installation as a Low-impact Facility under the Telecommunications (Low-impact Facilities) Determination 1997 (“The Determination”) based on the descriptions above. For further information or to make a written comment by Tuesday 11th June 2014, please contact: Kate Doughan Aurecon Pty Ltd Locked Bag 331 Brisbane QLD 4001 Phone: (07) 3173 8010 Email: kate.doughan@aurecongroup.com

24th

CENT SALE - St Mary’s Church Guild. Stan Moses Hall, Vernon St Atherton. doors open at 9am for a 10am start.

24th

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, Mt Carbine Sport Grounds at 9am.

28th

Q.C.W.A Craft Day, 9am C.W.A Hall Mareeba. All Welcome - Cuppa.

30th

Fatality Free Friday, Road safety awarness event. 4.30pm. Mareeba Soccer Club, Fenwick St. 4092 2266.

St George’s Church Indoor Bowls every Tuesday 1pm at St George’s Hall (53 Constance Street, Mareeba)

Hi Everyone, these cute little kids are 3 of a litter of 7 German Shepherd cross pups. There are also black ones and a blonde one, all extremely pretty - one of the best litters to hit the refuge! They are only 8 weeks old, the perfect age to begin a new chapter in life. Mum is also here hoping for a family, too. Phone 40923060.

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EXPRESS sPORT MAREEBA BASKETBALL INC. A feature of last week’s Mareeba Basketball competition were convincing victories in the majority of senior and junior fixtures, as well as a number of individual players who scored many good baskets for their respective sides. Certainly with the winter season semi-finals just 3 weeks away, some teams in all divisions will need to look at their game plan in their quest to contest the grand finals, otherwise their season will conclude at the semi-final stage. No doubt a highlight of fixtures played last week was the excellent shooting ability of various players in all divisions. A Lessandro Campo continues to impress in scoring 21 points for Eurostars. While another strong performance in the Senior Mens division was turned in by Graeme Wood for Topshots with his 16 points. Standing out in the Senior Ladies scoring department were Deidre Brumby with a haul of 26 points for Baiada Steggles, together with 23 from young Brianah Cater for the High School Divas combination. A dominating performance by Ayden Smith (Panthers) and Omar Myrteza (Warriors) earned their respective under 16 junior teams valuable competition points. They constantly found the baskets and finished with 33 points each. The last fixture of last week provided the only real thriller in which under 14 juniors, Tigers and Lakers continually exchanged the lead during the last quarter before Lakers gained victory by 40 to 38. Excellent displays by Zayd Myretza scoring 22 points for the winners and 20 points by Lane Hanush for Tigers. This game certainly pleasing supporters. DRAW: TUESDAY 20TH MAY 2014 5.30 PM UNDER 14’S AND UNDER 16’S JUNIORS COACHING CLINIC. 6.30 PM SENIOR MENS - TOPSHOTS VS STINGRAYS REFS: D. SCHMIDT & R. ALOIA C/S: COMET YOUNG GUNS. 7.30 PM SENIOR MENS - COMETS YOUNG GUNS VS THUNDER REFS: B. EBNER & A. GOODYEAR C / S : STINGRAYS BYE: EUROSTARS THURSDAY 22ND MAY 2014 4.00 PM UNDER 16’S JUNIORS - PHOENIX VS ALL STARS REFS: C. MYRTEZA & L. ANTHONY 4.50 PM UNDER 16’S JUNIORS - PANTHERS VS WARRIORS REFS: B. CATER & S. MYRTEZA. 5.40 PM UNDER 16’S JUNIORS - SCORPIANS VS TIMBERWOLVES REFS: M. EBNER & A. SMITH. 6.30 PM SENIOR LADIES - HIGH SCHOOL DIVAS VS TEQUILA SLAMMERS REFS: E. HASTIE & M. AUE C/S: GUMMAZ. 7.30 PM SENIOR LADIES - BAIADA STEGGLES VS GUMMAZ REFS: E. HASTIE & C. MYRTEZA C/S: M.M.A.M.A. 8.30 PM SENIOR LADIES - M.M.A.M.A. VS KILLERS REFS: A. NEWLANDS & R. GUTCHEN (COSIE)C/S: BAIADA STEGGLES. FRIDAY 23RD MAY 2014 3.30 PM UNDER 10’S AND UNDER 12’S JUNIOR COACHING CLINIC. 4.10 PM UNDER 12’S JUNIORS - DRAGONS VS TAIPANS - REFS: B. CATER & B. RUGGERI. 4.30 PM UNDER 12’S JUNIORS - DRAGONS VS MAGPIES - REFS: L. ANTHONY & T. TATTI. 4.50 PM UNDER 12’S JUNIORS - MAGPIES VS TAIPANS - REFS: B. RUGGERI & C. MYRTEZA. 5.10 PM UNDER 14’S JUNIORS - TIGERS VS HAWKES - REFS: B. & L. OSBORNE. 6.00 PM UNDER 14’S JUNIORS - LAKERS VS EAGLES - REFS: B. CATER & L. ANTHONY. TABLELANDS HOCKEY The U6’s and 8’s played a great round of hockey. Very

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keen to show their new learnt skills playing across the field their kept the crowd and their parents enthralled. It is fantastic to see how well they are picking up their skills. Many thanks to Helen Harris who coaches them each Saturday. U10’s again played a fantastic round robin. Although conditions were wet all teams handled the added pressure of sweeping rain and wind in their stride. With the Raiders versing the All Stars and then taking on the Sharks all games were closely contested with neither team able to take advantage. Andrew Earl, Felix Raddcliffe and Lucy Edsen fought hard against the All Star’s but with great defence from Talitha McDonald, Alex McGowan and Jordan Relph both games resulted in nil all draws. The Sharks then backed up against the All Stars with neither team able to take advantage and again a nil all draw was the end result. With such hotly contested games early in the season the leader board will be hard to determine. U13’s saw some great action: In the first game Scorchers took on the Vikings. Joel Grace was dominant for the Vikings scoring all three goals. Although the Scorchers were unable to convert in the box Emily Muller, Makenzie May, Ella Curcio and Leah MacCallum showed great skill and determination to keep the Vikings attack of Joel Cooney, Jake Gowen and Tom Flounoy at bay. Another great game with the final score not reflecting the great defensive and attacking skills of both sides. In a thrilling game the Troopers took on the All Stars. With neither side gaining any clear advantage throughout game Bailey Hutchinson and Keelan Boyd were dominant for the Troopers putting away three goals. Not to be outdone the All Stars replied with 2 fantastic goals scored by Frankie Constant and Kate Keevers. Again indication’s are that the top of the ladder will be hard fought for. In the U17 games the All Stars took on the U13 Rep Boys Team: Harry Phillips, Connor Clair and the young team fought hard and kept the girls to 3 goals only. Lilly Curcio Gabrielle Gallo and T Tessaro all scored a goal apiece for the All Stars. The newly named Malanda Jaguars took on Totally Tilted in a great game. With a number of girls playing their first season Totally Tilted took the Jaguars to a thrilling end with Tanya Barron and Charlie Marst scored for the team . For the Jaguars L Baira had a hat trick of goals while G Doull scored one. A great games with a 4/2 victory to the Jaguars. In the final game the U17 Boys (Bombers)were dominant against the normally strong Voodoos. Will Coleman, Tom Watson, Brodi Parsons, Calum Parsons and Jack Howard all got goals in the box whilst Tanya Purdy scored the lone goal for Voodoos. The Veterans team of Plastered Vets out battled Totally Holcim to a 2 nil win. Dorcas Heap was dominant in the box. Woteva was no match for Waterloo with Helen Harris again the player of the match for Waterloo putting 5 in the goal box with Louisa Greatrex putting away 3. The final matches of the day saw the Ladies and Men play in miserable conditions. White Knights faced off against Bombers in a thrilling game which went down to the wire. Both teams played great defence with the final score 2 goals a piece. Belair again demonstrated their dominance in the Ladies competition defeating Cruisers in a rain drenched match. Helen Harris was again superb in the goal box supported by Angela Wood and Katrina Lange. Shooters and Pluckers fought hard with Jess Finlen and Caron Byrnes scoring for Shooters putting a combined 3 goals in the box; whilst Pluckers managed two in the box. In the final game of the day K9’s and Shed Boss Shamrocks battled appalling conditions. Toby Furber and Brendan Geraghty each put a goal in

the box for the Shammies whilst Riley Muller scored for the K9’S. Final score 2/1 to the Shamrocks. DRAW: Fixtures for 24 May 2014. 10am: U6’s U8’S Field 1: 11am: U10’s: Raiders V Sharks(All Stars): Sharks V All Stars(Scorchers): All Stars V Raiders(All Stars). 12:15 U13’s: Field 2 Troopers V Vikings(Totally Tilted): Field 1 Scorchers V All Stars(All Stars). 1:35 U17’s: Field 1 Totally Tilted V All Stars(Waterloo): Field 3 U17 Boys Bombers V U13 Boys Rep(Knights): Field 2 Voodoos V Malanda Magic(Shooters). 2:50 Ladies/ Men: Field 2 Cruisers V Pluckers(Plastered Vets): Field 3 Belair V Shooters(Woteva): Field 1 K9’s V U17 Bombers(Knights). CANTEEN DUTY TEAM 9.45-11 ALL PARENTS: 11-12:10 Sharks: 12:10-1:30 All Stars: 1:30-2:50 Totally Tilted: 2:50-4:05 Totally Holcim: 4:05-CLOSE Cruisers: Men for Bar MAREEBA TENNIS Tues. 7pm JJ. Div. 4 Tanya d Lyndel 30-26, Trisha d Kellie 31-24, Div. 3 Mandy d Barb 29-27, John d Val 2927, Kathy d Garry 32-24, Pauline d Maureen 34-22, Div. 2 Santo d Marty 31-25, Kim v Mathew 28 all tie, Kym d Jesse 35-21, Div. 1 Jason d Alf 33-23, Judy d Carl 32-24, Thurs 8am social: Winner of the frog for 15/5/14 Steve. Bendigo Community Bank Mareeba Open Tennis Tournament 24,25 May 2014. ARCHERY On Sunday May 18 visitors Julie Bristow, Kathleen Colless, Cody Holmes, Bianca de Longe, Robert Buhrlle, Connah Russell and Jarryd Sutton attended the coaching session with George Neilson, Neil Stallard and Signe Dalsgaard. The club welcomed Kathleen Colless as a new member into the club. Members Daniel Pope, Sue Stallard and Neil Stallard shot practice while two junior members shot the first round of the Indoor club championships. During the afternoon four senior members shot the first round of the Indoor club championships. Results FITA Indoor 1 & FITA Indoor 2 Rounds: (60 arrows each at 18m on 40cm face and 60 arrows each at 25m on 60cm face) U12 Boys Recurve: N Prince 217; 231, B Dayes 341; 344. Results FITA Indoor 1 Rounds: Veteran Men’s X-Bow: G Neilson 516. Open Men’s Compound: N Stallard 489. Masters Women’s Compound: S Stallard 409. Open Women’s Recurve: S Dalsgaard 390/ MAREEBA GOLF CLUB 15-05-14 Thursday Sporters - Winner Steve Christopher 25 R/up Frank Baldwin 21 (count back) NTP 8 ---- NTP 13 Brett Stallan Raffle Ken Flood.17-05-14 Saturday Stroke Sponsor Wez Hodi. Winner Antony Van Saane 68 R/up Mike Sheppard 70 NTP 4 Jacqui Lambert, 8 John Debel, 13 Charlie Bewick Run Down Harry Alykhan 71 Les Elliot 71. 18-05-14 Sunday Stableford. Winner Charlie Bewick 42 R/up Cameron Christopher 40 junior (count back) NTP 4 Charlie Bewick 8 Jamie McLaughlin, Atherton 11 Daniel Shaw Atherton 11 2nd Christine Benjamin 13 Charlie Bewick Run down Daniel Shaw 40, Antnoy Van Saane 39, Elso Iuretigh 38, Kevin Moore 38. Jack Blake Memorial Shield Men’s 4BBB Match play over 3 months with the Final last weekend Kevin Moore & Tony Brady Vs Danny Bradley & Liam Bradley. Winners 3/2 Kevin Moore & Tony Brady. Thanks to sponsors Ron Blake & family. Congratulations to Cameron Christopher for making the Peninsula Golf team for Juniors. Next Saturday 24th stroke medley sponsored by Darrin

Hastie. Sunday 25th 4 Ball Ambrose sponsored Cairns Beaches Holiday Apartments, Yorkey’s Knob, thanks to Trish Cowin. YUNGABURRA BOWLS There were no bowls played with week due to the wet weather. Saturday, May 18. The Barrine Shield. Round Two. Decider. At Atherton. Yungaburra defeated Atherton by 29 points. Congratulations to Yungaburra. Thank you to Atherton for hosting the second round. A very enjoyable day was had by all. The friendship of bowls is so important with these shield games. Upcoming Events: Wednesday, May 21. Mixed Social. 1:30pm start. Club selected. Names in by 12:45pm on the day of play or on the sheet provided outside the clubhouse. Kitchen duty. Joan Parker and Robyn Williams. Ladies Competition - 1:30pm start. A Grade Championship Singles. S. Hemensley versus J. Parker. Marker. B. Titlow. Friday, May 23. Jackpot Pairs. 1:00pm start. Self selected Open Pairs. Names on sheet provided outside clubhouse by end of play Wednesday, May 21. Reserves. Name and phone number at the bottom of the sheet. Kitchen duty. May Hubbard. Saturday, May 24. 1:30pm start. Ladies Competition. C. Milloy and B. Mahar versus R. Johnson and M. Hubbard. M. Pointon and R. Williams versus J. Molloy and Y. Milevskiy. Men’s Competition. A Grade Championship Singles Final. D. Skinner versus D. Sweedman. B Grade Singles Final. R. Cahill versus L. Thompson. Sunday, May 25. Men’s Competition. 9:30am start. Mixed Pairs. D. Sweedman and J. Cupitt versus R. and A. Williams. Pairs Semi-Final. A. Jones and H. Lewis versus J. Phillips and G. Pritchard. Saturday, May 31st 1:00pm start. Rinks Semi-Final. A. Jones, M. Gordon, F. Sloan and T. McCarthy versus D. Skinner, R. Hubbard, J. Phillips and Greg Johnson. Wednesday, May 28. 1:30pm start. Rinks Semi-Final. N. Stubbin, J. Beu, L. Thompson and D. Sweedman versus P. Mahar, M. Brown, F. Morris and B. Lord. ATHERTON GOLF CLUB Its been a tough week on the course with the weather not playing the game, the Wednesday Sporters played amid showers with Scotty Barr winning with an impressive 27 pts ahead of Jenko 25pts and third Maggots Magill 24 pts, NTPs 13 Ken Tait, 18 Mark (Otis ) Redding. Least Putts Jenko 14. Thursday Ladies played a Dawn Faulkner sponsored Stroke event with Sandra Watson winning with a 73 Nett from Joan Meynell 76 nett, NTPs 11 Dee Jeresak, 18 Annette Seawright. Fridays Chook run was won by Pup Hilder Saturday Juniors played in the morning drizzle with Reggie Wenham winning from Harvey Harris, Harvey also won the least putts. Saturdays Harold Nasser memorial Shield round was played with a small field due to the inclement weather, in the Ladies Heather Beavan continued her winning form from last weekend with 79 nett to pip Patsy McMahon 80 nett. NTPs 3& 11 Patsy McMahon ,13 Shelly Broadley ,18 Cheryl Piccone. The mens event was won by Roy Murray Prior on 69 nett from Mark Broadley 70 nett. NTPs 11 Broads , 13 Jenko word from Georgetown is that Garry Thompson has won the Georgetown Open. A reminder that the 2nd round of the Hayden Flynn Matchplay is under way and has to be completed by June 9th, 2nd round results so far Ray Faulkner 1up over Hayden Lee,Justin Mason beat Gerry Simon 20th hole, Dave Bilney beat Mitch Toward, George Clemments beat Peter Fraser.

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EXPRESS sPORT

2014 Great Wheelbarrow Race

School category champions – The Bad Boys

Winner of the ladies solo category Sonya Alba-Miller

Race timekeeper John Hardy

Over 40’s team and category winner 72 Model, heads down Byrnes Street on Friday morning

Highest fundraisers – The IndieStructables The races youngest solo competitor – 15-year-old Jenny Hoskins

One half of The Lonely Jokers Duo team and category winners races off on day one

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Winner of the mens solo category Jose Lopez

Dad’s Army pushes forward to the finish line

BMX May Mayhem carnival Atherton BMX Club will host their May Mayhem Carnival this weekend at their sporting facility located on Groves Street in Atherton. The best BMX riders in Far North Queensland will compete for selection to represent their zone at the state championships. The two-day carnival will attract riders from all over the Far North with some 200 competitors expected to descend on Atherton. The carnival starts Saturday afternoon May 24 and continues Sunday morning May 25. Racing starts 3pm on Saturday finishing around 6:30pm and starting again on Sunday at 9:00 am. Club representative Warren Phillips said the carnival would bring the best riders from far and wide. “The weekend is an ID round with competition aimed at selecting the best riders in the Far North and to show what

they can do on the track,” he said. “There are four of these events held this year in Townsville, Cairns, and Mt Isa and at our club this weekend.” The Atherton BMX club encourages a safe family environment with lots of fun for all. The club has approximately 80 members and have club racing Saturday nights and Sunday mornings (alternate) and training two days a week.

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It’s friendly fun for both the Queensland and NSW golf teams.

Winning streak By Boyd Robertson An informal ‘State of Origin’ golf series organised by a group of Mareeba players looks to be imitating its rugby equivalent with a long stretch of Queensland dominance. Created five years ago out of an idea by three related men – Eric Iacutone, Sam Gambino and John Cavasini – the State of Origin pits a Queensland team from Mareeba against a New South Wales team from Sydney. New South Wales won the first two annual matches but Queensland has begun to build an impressive winning streak after winning the fifth match played across three games in Cairns and Port Douglas over May 2-5. The Queensland side won 5-1 on the last day of play in Port Douglas on May 5.

Sam Gambino said the games were always something to look forward to. “We like to say that it’s not about winning and it’s all friendly but we really do love giving them a good hiding,” he said. “We love doing it, these guys have become like extended family to us and we always look forward to the games.” The matches are timed around player commitments but are usually held in advance of the rugby State Of Origin, in which Gambino is confident Queensland will continue its dominance. “I definitely think it’s going to be nine in a row for Queensland,” he said. Ideas for the location of the next golf State of Origin are ‘already being kicked around’, with Melbourne and the Sunshine coast currently considered as possible venues.

Mareeba tennis open The Mareeba Tennis Open will be held at the tennis complex on Chewko Road from Friday 23 from 6pm through to Sunday May 25. This is the Mareeba Tennis Club’s major tournament of the year and is sanctioned by Tennis Australia. The Mareeba Open, which was first played in 1994, has often attracted local players from the region as well as players from interstate to participate in the event. Last year’s winners were Ryan Coffey from Cairns in the open men’s singles and Amy-Lee Evans from Ravenshoe the open ladies single winner. This year’s tournament promises

to be quite spectacular with large numbers expected to enter the various categories. Event Categories include A and B grade men’s and ladies singles, A and B grade men’s and ladies doubles, AMT men’s and ladies singles, AMT men’s and ladies doubles and A and B grade mixed doubles. The tournament is open to all ages. For further details, contact the Mareeba tennis club.

Rooster’s reserves pack a scrum during their match against the Mossman Sharks.

Brawl ends game The Atherton Roosters home match against the Mossman sharks on Saturday night was marred by an all in brawl prompting the referee to call an end to proceeding with seven minutes still remaining on the clock. The decision was made after four Roosters players were sent from the park because of their involvement. A fuming Roosters coach Karle Hammond said: “it’s an absolute disgrace, that is the worst care from a match referee and official I’ve ever seen. To abandon the match with seven minutes remaining. He sin binned the player, then informed him that he had been sent off and then when we questioned the decision he said the player could come back on, he wasn’t sent off. When you’ve sent someone off that’s the end of it.” “It was the most inept performance and it led to the trouble we had at the end of the match, and that’s as diplomatic as I can be,” said Karle. “34 players trying to play football and the referee thinking the

spectators have come to watch him. It was an absolute disgrace.” When asked if the club would lodge a formal complaint he said: “It would fall on deaf ears, it’s a tough enough job, but what we saw here tonight is not the standard for an A-grade competition.” Despite being down by 18 points at half time the Rooster clawed their way back before being denied the opportunity to see the game out. The final score was 26-40. In the reserves grade match Mossman defeated Atherton 38-10 While the under 18’s had a 14-10win The Mareeba gladiators travelled Yarrabah to take on the Seahawks in all grades in the Sunday game but another disappointing display by the Gators saw them come home empty handed. The under 18’s went down 52-18, the reserves were narrowly beaten 34-32 and the A-grade also went down 46-18. The Gators are away again this coming weekend as they travel to Callendar Park to take on Innisfail Brothers.

Callan aims for top of the podium Callan Sayers and his Team XCLUSIV took to the Wakefield Park Raceway in Goulburn NSW at the weekend to compete in Round 2 of the Australian Swift Racing Series. Callan and his team were a support class for the Super Truck Nationals at the event. After picking up pole position on Saturday Callan made it a clean sweep by securing a lap record and

three wins in Sundays racing. The XCLUSIV team which ran consistently into 3rd place finish at Bathurst last month was aiming to be at the top step of the podium on Sunday  and to make a stand in this year’s championship. “The Swift field was pretty competitive with everyone hungry for the win so the racing was door to door” Callan said.

  “I enjoyed a strong outing at Wakefield last year with the tight 2.1km circuit suiting me well. We reviewed the on-board video footage from last year and Bathurst with Michael and dad before the race, and so we made a few minor changes to my driving style for this one.” The weekend challenge consisted of five 8 to 10 lap sprint races, so qualifying up front was very important.

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$16,890 DRIVEAWAY $59,990 DRIVEAWAY USED VEHICLES

 07 Hyundai Elantra SLX: Manual, airbags, cruise, only 67,000 klms, 12 month warranty .............$9,490  11 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sedan: Auto, Bluetooth, USB, balance of warranty ...........................$15,990  02 Toyota Hilux 4x4 Dualcab: Diesel, canopy, airconditioning, spotlights, bull bar, 12 month warranty .$16,990  10 Toyota Hilux Singlecab 4x4: Turbo diesel, bull bar, tray and racks, 12 month warranty ................... $28,490  05 Toyota Commuter Bus: Manual, external wheelchair hoist .............................................................. $29,500  07 Mitsubishi Pajero VR-X Sports: Auto, turbo, tow bar + more, 12 month warranty.......................... $29,990  08 Landcruiser Workmate: V8 turbo diesel, bull bar, side rails, tow bar, 12 month warranty ................ $39,990

TOYOTA

HANSEN FORD

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The Express Newspaper 21st May 2014