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usiness leaders are confident the local economy will surge in the lead-in to Christmas and continue deep into 2014 as the Mareeba Chamber of Commerce hosted its Business Awards on Saturday. Under clear skies at the Mareeba Turf Club, there was a renewed sense of optimism among the 220-strong crowd that the economic uncertainty of recent years is at an end. The gala evening was held to recognise Mareeba’s outstanding businesses as well as the role those businesses play in contributing to the wider community. Throughout the evening awards were presented in the categories: community group of the year, communitarian, rural/agricultural, new business of the year and business of the year. A customer service award, decided by popular vote, was also presented on the night. Prior, award nominees underwent an interview with an independent panel of judges consisting of a business leader from Mareeba, Atherton and Kuranda. In most major categories, the panel rewarded businesses that had been proactive and taken risks despite the lingering economic gloom.
The Express took out the evening’s major gong as Business of the Year on the back of a major expansion into Atherton. The expansion makes the independent newspaper the only Tableland paper home delivered in both major Tableland towns and represents a 40 per cent increase in distribution at a time most media organisations are cutting back. Managing editor of The Express Carl Portella said the expansion and success of the newspaper would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the support it had received from the local business community. “Since we started the paper back in 2010 we have never had anything but support from this community and, in particular, this business community. It is that support which gave me the confidence to expand our operation,” he said. “These business awards are so important for all the winners and the nominees because it allows us to think about where we have been and what we have achieved in the past two years. “I know for many of us, including ourselves, the feeling is that we as a business community and as a town have come a long way but that we still have a long way to go.” New Business of the Year went to John and Debbie Nucifora for their creation of a frozen
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mango ice block – Zingo 100% Pure Mango. The couple began tinkering with the product in December 2011 and after a year working on different prototypes and a $300,000 up-front investment began distribution in late 2012. The Nuciforas said now that they have consolidated the product in Queensland they are ready to roll it out across Australia. “We believed in the product but it was still a hell of a risk and getting it to where we are now was one of the hardest tasks I’ve ever had,” Mr Nucifora said. “The Mareeba community has been overwhelming in their support of us and this product and the fact that they have been so good makes us proud to live, farm and have a business here in this town.” TGT continued its recent resurgence by taking out the rural/agricultural award and teasing that a major announcement for the business was just around the corner. General manager of TGT Sheldon Mulla said the company was in the midst of a major cultural shift from co-operative to corporation. Mr Mulla said the pitfall of being a co-operative was that the business had been guilty of taking custom for granted and that over the past two years that culture had changed. “There has been a lot of change recently and
that has involved a lot of blood, sweat and tears which is why I received this award tonight on behalf of the staff,” Mr Mulla said. “We changed a long standing culture almost overnight because we realised that, that is what we needed to do if we wanted to continue to be a player in this town for another seven decades. “The [outlook] for business still isn’t all that good with all the uncertainty of recent elections but it looks like we are about to get some clear air [in 2014] so we can all get on with business.” Other major winners from the evening included: Mareeba Turf Club as community group of the year, John and Delsi Delai won the Communitarian Award while Joey Trotta from That’s My Physio romped home in popular voting to take out the Customer Service category. Mareeba Chamber of Commerce president Pietro Girgenti said there was an undercurrent of optimism in the business community leading into Christmas and 2014. “The business community is looking forward to putting the uncertainty caused by the Federal and [upcoming] local election behind them so we can get back to business,” he said. “I think it is important that every so often we take stock of these amazing things that are happening in our business community and celebrate what we have achieved.”
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100 years young for Michelina By Ryan Groube ON her 100th birthday, Michelina Falvo received the perfect gift – the thing she cherishes above all else, her family. About 100 people, the majority members of the Falvo family, flocked to the Mareeba International Club on October 26 to celebrate their beloved matriarch’s milestone birthday. One by one family members, some from as far away as Sydney, were given the opportunity to speak about their memories of Mrs Falvo. Their stories told of a funny, loving and caring – if often direct woman – who found the most joy at hosting family at Easter, Christmas and New Years lunches on the crammed balcony at 29 Rankin Street. The most common theme from the speeches was Mrs Falvo’s desire to see her family grow. Many of the male speakers recalled being grilled with a very specific series of questions: ‘Have you got a girlfriend? When are you getting married? When are you having a child? When are you having another?’ Daughter Joan Brunetto said her mother had been
so excited about turning 100 and that being surrounded by family Michelina Falvo cuts the cake during her 100th birthday celebration at the had made her day Mareeba International Club even more special. in Australia. The family settled at their sponsor’s farm “Family is eveat Lake Barrine before saving up enough money to purrything to Mum,” she said. Mrs Brunetto said her Mum believed the secret to chase a property near Lake Eacham where they ran cattle. In 1962, the family bought a property at Biboohra longevity was to keep on working hard and to rememwhere they farmed tobacco before moving into their ber that you don’t need to be rich to be happy. Born in 1913 in the small Italian town of Gizzeria Rankin Street home in 1968, where Mrs Falvo still in the Calabria region of Italy, Michelina Guazza was lives today despite the passing of her husband in 1992. The party for Mrs Falvo kicked off at about 11am one of seven children. On January 15, 1935, she married Antonio Falvo with the formal proceedings concluding with a cake and they began a family which had ballooned to five cutting at 3pm. A Sydney member of the Falvo family perhaps before Antonio departed for Australia in 1952. In March 1954, Mrs Falvo arrived in Australia, summed up Michelina best: “She just cares about us all children in tow, after a 35-day voyage. After making so much and wants everyone to be happy. That is what their way to Brisbane it took a further 17 days to get to makes her the Mother of Mothers.” Member for Cook David Kempton and Member for Cairns on the train after being delayed at the Burdekin Kennedy Bob Katter both congratulated Mrs Falvo on during a brutal wet season. The couple’s sixth child Joe was added to the brood reaching the milestone.
Big achievement for group of Grade 12 students By Ryan Groube AS their secondary education comes to an end, a group of students have left an indelible mark at Mareeba State High School (MSHS). On October 25, 13 Grade 12 students finished the construction of a concrete viewing platform which looks out over the school oval, including wheelchair access. MSHS paid for the raw materials, TAFE provided a teacher to oversee the project and Construction Skills Queensland provided the students with all the gear they need to work at a building site, including ear muffs, measuring tape and steel capped boots. Building the platform was the key component of a four-week Doorways to Civil Construction program with graduates earning a Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation. Graduates also obtained a White Card, a mandatory requirement to work on a
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civil construction site, and also undertook 80 hours of volunteer work at local businesses. Troy Bloustien, a member of TAFE’s civil construction team, oversaw the students work on the platform and said the skills they had learned would be invaluable. “The project is about getting kids out and doing something practical which not only gives them a good introduction to working in construction but also gives them a chance to do something for the school,” he said. “Even if it [construction] is not what they decide to do what they have learned is valuable life skills that can be applied just around the home.” Dale Richardson and Cody Brennan graduated on October 25 and are both looking to pursue apprenticeships, Dale as a cabinet marker and Cody as a diesel fitter, next year. The pair agreed that the skills that they had learned throughout the course would not go to waste.
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THE State Government and rural firies have called a temporary ceasefire over a proposed overhaul of the Department of Community Safety. As large swathes of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales burned, rural firies called off proposed protests at Premier Campbell Newman’s Ashgrove electorate office. In turn, the State Government announced a boost in funding for the Rural Fire Service to cover the cost of essential fire fighting equipment and training. The stand-off comes following the release of two major reports, the Malone Review and the Keelty Review, which are looking into the structure of the RFBQ and DCS, respectively. The Malone review was widely welcomed by rural firies, including those on the Tableland. The Rural Fire Service had drafted a 21-page report, obtained by The Express into its concerns about the recommendations contained within the Keelty Review.
Glen Condon, from Gympie, is recovering in a Brisbane hospital after being extracted from a truck crash at Walkamin by heroic emergency service personnel. “He’s asking to see his boys – he lives for his boys.” Ms Condon lives in Gympie but has been taking the train to Brisbane every second day to visit her son, who has been moved from the Royal Brisbane Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to the burns ward. Despite her son facing the prospect of a long and torturous recovery, Ms Condon said that she would be indebted to the emergency responders on the Tableland for the rest of her life. “I’d just like to thank everybody that helped with his retrieval and what they have done for him,” she said. “They saved his life – there’s no two ways about it. These people do some marvellous work and I don’t think
By Boyd Robertson A truck driver pulled from the wreckage of a horrific crash near Walkamin has opened his eyes in a Brisbane hospital and asked to see his sons. Concious and lucid for brief periods, Glen Condon has no memory of the accident that saw his prime mover tumble over the edge of an embankment at the ‘Jump Up’ in the early hours of October 11. Glen’s mother Julia contacted The Express last week hoping to update the public on her son’s condition and to thank those involved in saving her son’s life. “When he does speak he is very groggy from the painkillers,” Ms Condon said.
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Correction to story in last week’s paper The Express wishes to correct information in “Council helps girls reach their goals” The Tablelands Regional Council presented Kristen Wadley and Shannon Petre with BHP Billiton Cannington Mine North Queensland Sports Development Bursaries. Kristen Wadley competed in the World Sailing Championships at Lake Garda, Italy. The Express apologises for any confusion.
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Bridge to Recovery opens By Boyd Robertson The opening of a community-built ‘bridge to recovery’ at Mareeba Hospital will help in putting a spring back in patients’ steps. The bridge, which is six metres long and 1.2 metres wide, is located in a courtyard between two of the hospital’s wards and is designed to assist rehabilitation of mobility-impaired patients, who will walk over it daily to improve lower leg strength. It comes under the Older Persons Evaluation Rehabilitation and Assessment (OPERA) unit of the hospital. The Mareeba Friends of the Hospital Foundation and Rotary cooperated to build the bridge. The Friends of the Hospital contributed about $13,000 for materials while Rotary members, including former Mareeba Shire Council mayor Cedric Davies, Tito Sciani, Kim Peckham, Barry Eaton and Brett Camp, handled construction. Tablelands Regional Council deputy mayor Evan McGrath opened the bridge on October 24 in a small ceremony attended by hospital, Rotary and Friends of the Hospital representatives. OPERA unit manager Tanya Barker said the bridge would go a long way toward the recovery of the ward’s patients. “Patients are usually in here for between two and six weeks and we would be expecting them to use this bridge daily to increase functionality,” she said. “The support for this project has been amazing - Cedric Davies was the one who came up with the idea about six months ago and now here it is.” Friends of the Hospital chair Ida Portella said Ms Barker and Mr Sciani deserved credit for the bridge’s creation as well. “The driving people behind this thing have been Cedric, Tanya and Tito,” she said. “I think the bridge is fantastic and I think it’s something that is going be very well-used. “It’s absolutely going to be an effective tool to improve people’s lives.”
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COUNCIL COUNCILLOR Candidates
Candidates for the by-election in ballot paper order are: NORMAN, Jeff PICKERING, Corrie SANDERSON, Thomas GAYNOR, Kim GILMARTIN, Jim
Voting The Minister for Local Government has agreed to a request from the Council that the by-election be conducted as a full postal ballot. All eligible electors have had their ballot material (POSTAL VOTE) sent to their enrolled postal address on Friday 18 October 2013. Polling Day is Saturday 9 November 2013. Electors may complete and post their ballot material immediately however it must be completed by 6pm on polling day. Completed ballot material must be received by the Returning Officer by close of business Tuesday 19 November 2013. Completed ballot material can be returned via the postal service or hand delivered to the Returning Officer 63 Samwell Street Croydon. Electors who have not received, lost or need their ballot material replaced, may do so by applying to the Returning Officer (RO) or the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ). In all cases the elector will be required to complete a replacement of ballot material form and return the form to the RO or ECQ before their postal vote is reissued. The Returning Officer’s contact details and the ballot material replacement form are available from the Commission’s website www.ecq.qld.gov.au VOTING IS COMPULSORY THE ONLY WAY TO CAST A VOTE WILL BE BY A POSTAL VOTE A BALLOT PAPER MUST BE RETURNED INSIDE A CORRECTLY BECQ4160_CR_ME COMPLETED DECLARATION ENVELOPE TO BE COUNTED
One step closer for Chillagoe By Ryan Groube
Members of the Electrical Trades Union protest outside the offices of Member for Cook David Kempton last Thursday. Mr Kempton was in Cairns at the time.
Comments spark protest without a public mandate. “The comments attributed to me by the ETU are completely untrue, there are absolutely no jobs under threat for Ergon workers,” he said. “The government is currently undertaking a comprehensive review of how to provide consumers with power in the most affordable and efficient manner - following on from that no action will be taken to privatise or sell off assets without a mandate from the Queensland people. “I would suggest that ETU representatives should be expending their energy on ways to improve productivity rather than spreading false rumours about job losses.” Mr Haire in turn rubbished Mr Kempton’s denial. “He is a liar - I personally heard these comments being made in Bamaga and there are multiple other witnesses,” he said. “We want Kempton to stand up for his electorate, oppose privatisation, oppose job cuts and oppose the selling of assets in remote communities. “We also want an apology from him to the workers he insulted, the workers that are out there during cyclones risking their lives getting the power back on while he is safe inside.” When questioned over the effectiveness of staging a protest outside Mr Kempton’s office while he was not in his office, Mr Haire said it was irrelevant where the Member was. “We organise these events around the availability of our members, not Kempton’s schedule,” he said. “We wanted to make a public statement about job losses and to us that’s more important than whether or not he was in his office. “It doesn’t actually surprise us because by all accounts he goes missing all over his electorate all the time - he’s more interested in George Street than his home turf.”
By Boyd Robertson Members of the Electrical Trade Union (ETU) staged a protest outside the office of Member for Cook Dave Kempton in Mareeba on October 24 in response to alleged comments he made at mayors’ meeting in Bamaga. Mr Kempton, who had appointments in Cairns during the protest, is alleged to have described Ergon employees as ‘members of an unproductive union workforce’ at the meeting, which took place at a community centre near Bamaga on October 10. The protests, which consisted of about 40 people, also included members of the Queensland Nurses Union and aimed to draw attention to what the union calls a ‘culture of privatisation’ in the Newman Government, with fears over job cuts similar to those in the public health service rife. Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter and former Labor candidate for Leichhardt Billy Gordon also attended the protest. Protest organiser Michael Haire said Mr Kempton’s comments highlighted the government’s attitude toward unions and the state workforce. “He is attacking us with this tirade because we were talking to local mayors in relation to the job cuts for remote depots,” he said. “The maintenance budgets are being cut, jobs have already gone and soon more will go - it’s the same thing that happened in Victoria several years ago, where they cut workers, they cut maintenance, they privatised the providers, soon all the profits were going overseas and they were left with a run-down and dangerous network. “In the end the public have to dip into their pockets to fix things like this.” Mr Kempton hit back at the allegations, calling them “completely false” and saying there would be no job cuts
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CHILLAGOE is on the cusp of having a potable water supply with the Tablelands Regional Council making a shortlist for $295,000 in funding through the State Government’s Royalties for the Regions program. The Tablelands Regional Council (TRC) applied to the funding due to increased demand for water as a result of nearby mining activities and the existing water supply containing arsenic levels fractionally above recommended levels. Having made the shortlist, the
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“The township relies on groundwater for its town water supply and it has been bought to Council’s attention that arsenic levels in the groundwater are above the Australian Health standards,” she said. “A potable town water supply is every residents right and essential for the future economic growth of the Chillagoe district.” Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney said mining at Mungana, 15 kilometres from Chillagoe, and the establishment of a 250-person accommodation camp had placed increased demand on the town’s water supply bores.
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Mareeba Shire Council
Election draws near By Ryan Groube
The Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) has begun a wide-ranging education blitz in the lead up to an unusual and historic election. In little more than a week, on November 9, residents of the Mareeba Shire will head to the polls to elect a new council. Unlike previous elections, voters will not just vote for a Mayor and one councillor but instead they will vote for the entire council. At the close of nominations, two Mayoral candidates, Mick Borzi and Tom Gilmore, had nominated along with six-strong teams. Five independent councillor nominations had also been received. Voters are under no compulsion to vote along team lines and can choose any six councillors on the ticket. The ECQ spokesperson said it was confident people would be fully aware of how and where to vote on November 9 after beginning its legislative advertising. “ECQ will be conducting its legislative advertising in the Courier-Mail as well as other local newspapers circulating within the local government area. Additionally the Commission will be using radio advertisements on Hot 97.9 FM at various times throughout the period,” the spokesperson said. “All electors enrolled as at Close of Roll on Friday 11 October for the local government area will be sent a Voter Information Letter. The letter provides relevant information for electors as well as the list of polling booths for the area.” The Tablelands Regional Council (TRC) are also concerned that after the election people will assume that the Mareeba Shire Council will begin operating immediately. A new MSC will open its doors on January 2, 2014. Until that time the TRC will continue to be the local council for residents of the Mareeba Shire. The Commission will endeavour to declare the election results as soon as possible, however, it should be noted that postal votes have a 10 day period following polling day to be returned to the Retuning Officer to be counted.
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By Ryan Groube Maintenance and upgrades of the region’s roads and infrastructure will not slip under a new Mareeba Shire Council (MSC), Mayoral candidate Mick Borzi has pledged. Mr Borzi said pre-deamalgamation scaremongering that a new MSC would not be able to maintain infrastructure at the same level as the Tablelands Regional Council (TRC) was nonsense. “The transfer manager [Rod Ferguson] spoke at recent information sessions that a new council will quite clearly be viable,” he said. “The capital works figures projected by the TRC kept going up and up, they were fairy tales.” Mr Borzi said he wasn’t in a position to provide details on how the works program would be funded. “You need to keep an open mind on what you are doing until you have all the facts,” he said. “I can assure voters that none of our assets will be neglected.”
The six-term Mayor of the MSC said he was standing on his record and that should be enough for voters. “If the voters look at my record up until amalgamation it should then be obvious that the council as a whole will display good financial management,” he said. “If elected I will run it [the MSC] like I ran it before amalgamation.” Mr Borzi said the basic way to ensure that assets were properly maintained, upgraded when needed, and new assets built was to encourage growth. Accelerating business take-up of land at the Mareeba’s new industrial precinct is a key way of fostering growth according to Mr Borzi.
Mayoral candidate Tom Gilmore has pledged to “bring council processes into the real world” by moving to appoint a probity auditor at the first meeting of a new Mareeba Shire Council. A probity auditor is an independent contractor employed to oversee the processing of major tenders or contracts where there could be deemed to be a conflict of interest. Mr Gilmore said the auditor would ensure that all dealings involving contracts with councillors and senior staff’s families, close associates, and donors are above board. The auditor would attend the opening of tenders; oversee analysis of tenders before providing a certificate to MSC’s chief executive at the end of the process declaring it had been conducted properly. “This will only be triggered for major contracts where there is the possibility of a conflict of interest, a possible lack of proper process or the possibility of people questioning that process,” he said.
“I won’t have a situation where council enters into a contract and rumours start to go around that someone got a bit of help from someone at council. That is not on.” Minor issues like a councillor who may be a member of a service club voting to approve funding for, for instance, a barbeque would not trigger the auditor. Mr Gilmore said safeguards such as the pecuniary interest register and the requirement to declare conflicts of interest still remain in place and that the auditor was simply “another safeguard”. “If you want integrity in the processes of council, you’d support this,” he said.
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Mareeba Shire Council
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Tom Gilmore has announced where he will spend money collected through the Mareeba Leagues Club if elected Mayor of the Mareeba Shire Council.
By Ryan Groube
Rent collected from the Mareeba Leagues Club will be used to fund a Tom Gilmore-led council’s cornerstone youth policy. Mareeba Shire Council (MSC) Mayoral candidate Mr Gilmore said the $216,000 council collected each year would be set aside in a reserve to upgrade sporting and community facilities “with a focus on youth”. “By way of application from groups or clubs they will be able to apply for a grant or, preferably, seed funding where we can say ‘here’s 10 grand, turn it into 30’,” Mr Gilmore said. “In my view it is entirely appropriate that the rent collected from a community-based organisation that lives through its membership is turned to the future of our youth.” Mr Gilmore said although the new MSC’s budget will be tight, revenue generated from the I G A Q L 7 6 1 7 _ 2 8 1 0 1 3 ME X . p d Mareeba Leagues Club was the only source of
“I don’t have a firm view on the matter but I “unconstrained” funds that will be available to a am aware that there has been a discussion about new council. “We will not be taking this money and putting [council] selling the building,” Mr Borzi said. it into a central pool,” he said. “You need all the available information to “Yes we will have a smaller council and yes make this kind of decision and you don’t get that we will have a smaller budget, but, as a coun- until you are in office. cil, and as a community, we owe a debt to our “The decision made will be made for the benyouth to help them develop their talents, thrive efit of the wider community.” In further youth policy announcements, Mr and grow.” Mareeba Leagues Club president Paul John- Gilmore has committed to retaining a $1000 burstone is running for council on Mayoral candidate sary for a Grade 12 student at each high school in the Shire to pursue further education, with the Mick Borzi’s ‘Your Team’. Mr Johnstone has been vocal in the club’s de- winner chosen by the school. Mr Gilmore has also committed to retaining sire to buy the facility from council but Mr Borzi said he is yet undecided about how to handle the council’s f Pa ge 1 2 4 / 1 0 / 1 3 , 4 : 2 4 : 3 6 P MFinancial A E S and T In Kind Assistance Fund matter. to assist young people travelling to top level
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sporting and cultural events. “The reality is that not all talented students have wealthy parents and if real talent can’t afford to go to the next level that talent is wasted to the community,” he said. “These are both very worthwhile projects and of course they will have to be funded differently but they are too important to lose.” If elected, Mr Gilmore will also form a Youth Council, consisting of 14 to 24-year-olds, who will meet with council quarterly to advise the MSC, and will open up council meetings to school groups across the Shire. “Old buggers like me have no hope on Christ’s earth in understanding what is important to these young people so they have got to tell us,” he said.
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Multicultural Festival gets Govt funding Mareeba Multicultural Festival chairman Guiliano Cordenos and Member for Cook David Kempton.
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Mr Cordenos is also in talks with the manager of bus company Trans North, Joe Paronella, over a deal to shuttle performers for the festival from Cairns and back. Mr Kempton, who attended this year’s festival in August alongside Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robert Cavallucci, said the event was worthy of the support. “Mareeba is home to people with diverse histories, cultures and traditions – these grants support events that bring us together to celebrate this as well as what we all have in common,” he said. “This is such an important not-for-profit event, not just for Mareeba but for the entire region. “I made sure the Minister knew how integral this event was for this community and could not be happier with the end result.” The 2013 festival, the 15th so far, featured 28 cultural performing groups with ancestry from all over the world, including Italy, Papua New Guinea, Thailand and Australia.
By Boyd Robertson The Mareeba Multicultural Festival is set to become bigger and more diverse than ever after securing two years of State Government funding. Member for Cook David Kempton announced on October 21 that the government’s Valuing Diversity Program would support the festival with $15,000 grants in 2014 and 2015. Festival committee chairman Guiliano Cordenos welcomed the funding, saying it would allow the event to grow and diversify. “This is going to help us get bigger and better – there are always new people and groups joining the festival,” he said. “When they see it on TV or read about it in the newspapers they ring up and ask to join. “As a non-for-profit event we rely on government funding, donations and volunteers – without this support we simply could not make it a success.”
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VOTE FOR CAROLYN SANDAVER Independent Candidate for Mareeba Shire Council
The Blue Man prime mover driven by iconic far northern truckie Toots Holzheimer is being targeted as the centrepiece of a new museum in Mareeba.
Bid to open museum By Ryan Groube The daughter of far north Queensland’s most famous truckie wants to establish a transportindustry museum in Mareeba. In her Blue Man prime mover known as ‘‘Toots’ Ol’ Girl’, Thora ‘Toots’ Holzheimer was the first female truckie to clock over one million miles on her long haul trips to Cape York before her death in Weipa in 1992. For the past 12 months, Toots’ daughter Donna Vawdrey has been trying to establish a shed in Mareeba to store her mother’s truck as a centrepiece of a new museum. ‘Toots’ Ol’ Girl’ is on show at the Diamantina museum in Winton and also spent 11 years on display at the National Road Transport Hall of Fame at Alice Springs.
The museum would include machinery used in the construction of the Peninsula Development Road as well as stories of the people who built it and those who drove it. A bid to establish the museum adjacent to the Mareeba Heritage Centre fell over with the State Government refusing to budge on the location for Mareeba’s new fire station. Mrs Vawdrey said although the inability to secure land had put the project back to square one she hadn’t given up. “The bottom line is that this is our history and the stories of the people who built it and travelled on it shouldn’t be forgotten,” Mrs Vawdrey said. “Mareeba is a great spot for the museum because it is a gateway to the north and was a central site in the development of the Cape.
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“What we need is a little bit of land and some funding to ensure the museum would be sustainable.” The National Road Transport Hall of Fame attracts about 80,000 visitors each year, something Mrs Vawdrey said a museum in Mareeba could build towards. “I have people who have told me that they went to the trucking [national road transport] hall of fame just to see Mum’s truck,” she said. “This could be happening in the north. We have always relied on the tourism industry up here and with all the Grey Nomads that come through I think it [the museum] would be popular.” Mrs Vawdrey said if anyone is willing to help get the project up and running could contact her on email@example.com
COOKTOWN WATER: BEST OF THE BEST Orica Australia Water Taste Test Cooktown water has been acknowledged as the best tasting tap water in Queensland, by Orica Australia, with Bundaberg finishing a close second. The accolade was made at the recent Local Government Association of Queensland State conference in Cairns.
CASH FOR CHRISTMAS Recycling Tip Competition Cook Shire Council operates a buy-back shop, open daily at the Cooktown Waste Transfer Station. More commonly known as Tippanys, the shop sells second hand items recovered from waste and donated by the public. To give something back to the community for their efforts in reducing waste and reusing unwanted items, Cook Shire
• MeMber of: Mareeba Business Women's Club, Chamber of Commerce Mareeba and Cairns, Mareeba Flexi-support Association, Mitchell River Watershed Management Group and recently helped organise a fundraising event for World Suicide Prevention Day - ‘Out of the Shadows into the Light’ • Northern region Director on the Tropical Tablelands Tourism Board • IMportaNt to Me: accountability, responsibililty, collabrative co-operation and communication, address local concerns and needs. Ratepayers deserve good strong representatives with undoubted integrity working for them and their community. Authorised C Sandaver, 261 Byrnes Street, Mareeba for C Sandaver (candidate)
Council is launching the “Tippanys Cash for Christmas” competition. Every year, 20% of the revenue created by Councils buy-back shop will be given back to the community in time for Christmas. The prize pool this year is $3,000 which will be split into five $600 dollar prizes. We are looking for “Your top recycling tip” in 25 words or less. People can enter as many times as they like and will nominate a not-for-profit community group, school or classroom to receive the prize if chosen as a winner. The competition is Shire wide! You can enter via Councils Facebook page (Cook Shire Connect), pick up an entry form from Council’s administration building or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For full terms and conditions, see Council’s website.
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WHO DO YOU TRUST TO... ADVERTISEMENT
In the first term which is for two years, set up a sound financial structure for your new Shire’s future
Minimise or eliminate any impact on rates because of de-amalgamation by borrowing against reserves and repaying the loan by transfer of the current waste levy which you are now being charged Keep your Shire once again open for business and opportunity Have the regional knowledge and expertise to represent all people and communities in the Shire Work with State Government Departments to overcome deficiencies in town planning overlays which are now affecting your insurance premiums and development plans Maintain pensioners' rates discount
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$1000 richer thanks to Coles Coles stores across Queensland to pick up the prize for September. “I gave them a good wrap up in the survey,” she A dedicated Mareeba Coles shopper has struck it lucky after taking part in a state-wide customer sur- said. “They asked me to nominate someone as an exvey run by the supermarket chain. Vivenne Boccalatte (pictured), 73, picked up a ample of good customer service and I named Maria $1000 lucky draw prize after submitting feedback to Panetta, who works in the deli. “I’ve always shopped at Coles and I really do like the Tell Coles survey, which collects feedback from the service here. every outlet in the country each month. “I am going to spend the winnings on more groOne winner is picked for each state, with Miss B E C Q 4 1 6 0 _ MA _ ME 1 2 0 1 3 - 1 0 - 2 5 T1 5 : 3 3 : 0 0 + 1 0 : 0 0 Boccalatte beating out shoppers at the 154 other ceries at Coles.” By Boyd Robertson
M A R E E BA
Candidates for the election in ballot paper order are:
Postal/Electoral Visit applications close Wednesday 6pm 6 November 2013. Postal vote applications are available from the Returning Officer or the Electoral Commission of Queensland’s website www.ecq.qld.gov.au Pre-Poll voting will be conducted at:
Mayor BORZI, Mick
Councillor HOLMES, Allan
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ADCOCK, Ian JENSEN, Jenny
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AMUNDSEN, Jay Nathan JOHNSTONE, Paul
SANDAVER, Carolyn BEATTS, Peter PEDERSEN, Alan
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Coles Mareeba manager Todd Riches said that he had worked to promote the Tell Coles survey since he took up the position two months ago. “I’ve encouraged the whole team here to get behind the Tell Coles survey,” he said. “Feedback, whether positive or negative, is integral to our continued growth in Mareeba.” “A customer’s perspective and ideas can only be a good thing for us. “I’d like to extend thanks on behalf of Coles to the Mareeba community for supporting the store.”
club news Monthly catch-up with the Tablelands Men’s Shed, Mareeba With Allan Sharpe We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Mareeba Lions for their donation of $500.00 to the shed. The Lions have been great supporters of the shed since we opened the doors. The support of Lions assists us in improving the facilities at the shed and provides more opportunities for men to work and talk together. We are in the process of planning a few end of year activities. We usually have two events one which is held in the day time which is particular for those who are not able to travel at night plus a night BBQ which suits those who due to work commitments are not able to make it to the shed at other times. The numbers of men in our group is growing. We have new men joining us who come from various backgrounds. The one thing they all
Declared Institution Voting The Returning Officer will arrange voting for residents only at the following locations commencing Tuesday 29 October 2013. Declared Institution
Time and Date
Mareeba Garden Settlement Aged Care Facility 7 MacRae Street, MAREEBA
11:00 AM 8/11/2013
Mareeba Hospital 21 Lloyd Street, MAREEBA
11:00 AM 9/11/2013
Polling Day is Saturday 9 November 2013 Polling Booth locations are listed below with opening hours 8am to 6pm. *
State School, Petersen Street, BIBOOHRA
State School, Cathedral Street, CHILLAGOE
Memorial Hall, 29 Raleigh Street, DIMBULAH
CWA Hall, Williams Street, HERBERTON
State School, 1141 Euluma Creek Road, JULATTEN
CWA Hall, 20 Thongon Street, KURANDA
State School, Constance Street, MAREEBA
Hospital, 21 Lloyd Street, MAREEBA
State High School, Jasper Street, MAREEBA WEST
State School, Fraser Road, MOUNT MOLLOY
State School, Dimbulah Road, MUTCHILBA
Speewah Fire Shed, Cnr Speewah Road and William Smith Drive, SPEEWAH
* - Full disabled access # - Assisted disabled access Electors who are unable to attend pre-poll voting or a polling booth on polling day should contact the Electoral Commission of Queensland on 1300 881 665 to make arrangements for a postal vote. Please note that postal vote applications close 6pm Wednesday 6 November 2013. VOTING IS COMPULSORY BECQ4160_MA_ME
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share in common is a desire to share time with other men instead of sitting at home by themselves. It is easy for men when they retire to become isolated and the Men’s Shed meets the need of community which can be lost when you leave the workforce. The kettle has been kept busy catering for the extra numbers whilst the yarns are being told. All men are welcome to be involved in the shed. You can either sit and chat or work on some small projects with your hands. Whatever suits but either option will give you the opportunity to have a great day with a group of like minded men. The Shed is open on a Monday from 9am till 12.30pm and on a Thursday from 9am till 4.30pm. We are located at 26 Lloyd Street, Mareeba which is just past the Mareeba Hospital. We can be contacted on 0499 229 986.
Community Bank launches grant and sponsorship round The Mareeba and Dimbulah Community Bank branches of Bendigo Bank wish to advise that procedures for grants and sponsorships will change for the 2014 year. All groups and organisations will now have to apply during the grant and sponsorship round commencing on November 11, 2013. Company Chairman Mr Gilbert Teitzel explained that, “our objective is to give certainty to sponsor groups and streamline the process of the many sponsorships that we do every month. “In addition we are launching a grant round and encourage charitable and NFP organisations to submit projects that offer clear public benefit for communities – contributing to their development in building social capital, community welfare, environmental, health, education or cultural areas.” The Mareeba and Dimbulah Community Banks have returned more than $1.4 million
back into the Mareeba and Dimbulah communities over the past seven years through sponsorships, grants, dividend payments and local suppliers. “Strong support for the local Bendigo Bank branches provides the profits necessary to enable this level of community contribution and the board is very excited about these procedural changes that will allow us to look at increased investment into sponsorships and projects across our region.” said Mr Tietzel. Interested parties are encouraged to attend the following information nights: > Dimbulah 6th November, Canzians Restaurant at 5.30pm. > Mareeba: 7th November, Mareeba RSL at 5.30pm. The grant round will be open from 11th November to 11th December 2013.
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Your Weekly Horoscopes March 21 to Apr 20 Aries
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RISING SUN MOVIE NEWS
There is three brilliant movies on at the Rising Sun Cinema this weekend – including the brand new blockbuster, THOR – THE DARK WORLD, with Chris Hemsworth. It is one awesome story, with superb acting, great music and excellent cinematography – and you can catch it in Mareeba on the same day as the rest of Australia. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney come together in one of the current most successful films on the big screen. Both are sensational in GRAVITY – a drama thriller that will grab your attention. Also showing is the brilliant CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, based on true story and with excellent acting from Tom Hanks and a top supporting cast.
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During the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship ‘Maersk Alabama’ by a crew of Somali pirates, the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks), and his Somali counterpart, Muse (Barkhad Abdi) grows in intensity. Set on an incontrovertible collision course off the coast of Somalia, both men find themselves paying the human toll for economic forces outside of their control. Based on a true story.
Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), is a medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiralling out into the blackness. They have lost communication with Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space. Review by Louise Keller: We are on edge throughout. There is no respite, no relief, no safety net and the fact that almost the entirety of the film takes place in space instils tension and a profound sense of claustrophobia. Tranquillity is contrasted by chaos; ethereal beauty by destructive disruption. Y Tu Mamá También director Cuarón has crafted an extraordinary survival story in which the solitary nature of the reality plays a huge role. Like Life of Pi and All Is Lost, in which Robert Redford battles the elements at sea in a boat, Gravity is a space adventure, in which the surrounding elements are the enemy. The story is simple; the consequences are not. This is a unique experience - engaging, confronting, thrilling and often terrifying. It is easy to follow George Clooney's instructions when he says: Enjoy the ride.
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The LAND Desperate need for workers Peak horticulture organisation Growcom said Australian growers are increasingly looking for Australian workers to fill farm vacancies. Growcom chief executive Alex Livingstone said that while backpacker numbers had increased in Australia during 2012/2013, according to the Department of Immigration’s official data released in August, seasonal work was available for workers who wanted the jobs. “Fruit and vegetable crops must be harvested at their peak times so that Australians can enjoy quality produce. These crops won’t wait and so growers are keen to employ anyone who is willing and able to do the work,” Mr Livingstone said. “Our industry has many professional Australian pickers who follow the work from region to region and who are welcomed on the farms year after year because of their skill and efficiency in getting the work done. “The industry has utilised a range of labour sources over the years – including local transient and backpacker labour. “While the work suits young backpackers who travel from one region to another on holiday, following the harvest, the work is available to anyone willing to put in the hours to do it.” Mr Livingstone said that Growcom was working hard with the Queensland Government and the skills and training sector in order to create a career path for workers which goes beyond unskilled labouring tasks.
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Poor lychee crop By Boyd Robertson The Tableland’s lychee crop this year is expected to barely reach half the levels of 2012 but local growers aren’t flustered, expecting a corresponding price rise for the fruit. Early picks at Gerhard Posselt’s farm at Mt Abbot have returned low numbers, something he attributes to a warm winter this year. “The early pick has been very ordinary, to tell the truth – I’ve probably got about half the crop that I had last year,” Mr Posselt said. “What we didn’t have this year was a very cold winter, as well as having a possible drier wet season, so the trees have put out shoots for leaves instead of flowers for fruit. “I’ll probably pick about 10,000 cartons this season compared to about 18,000 last year – there‘s nobody I know of up here with a big crop this year.” Local Australian Lychee Growers Association (ALGA) representative Frank Bosnic, who grows at Emerald Creek, also suspects a season of thin pickings thanks to the weak winter, but warned it was still too early to tell for sure. But he said the low pick wasn’t reason to panic, however, expecting the low supply to raise prices across the market. “Like back in 2010, if there’s less fruit, it means prices are good, pretty simply,” he said. “I can’t make exact predictions but say I was doing about $25 a carton last year, we could be going up toward $35 or $40 a carton this season. “As long as you’ve got some fruit on your trees you’ll make some money.” Mr Bosnic, however, wasn’t as optimistic. “There’s a cut-off point, things always have a cost to them,” he said. “People always say ‘it’s going to get offset by the price’ but it never does.”
MAREEBA LIVEWEIGHT CATTLE
MARKET REPORT Prime Quotes (c/kg) Butcher’s steers (31 head) Butcher’s heifers (3 head) whOlesale cOws (19 head) Ox MeatwOrks (77 head) cOws MeatwOrks (33 head) Bulls heavy (71 head) Bulls whOlesale store Quotes (c/kg) stOre steers stOre heifers cOws & calves uNit
toP 174.2 136.2 135.2 177.2 121.2 120.2 75.0
LoW 141.2 115.0 90.0 90.0 50.0 35.0
toP 148.0 NO QuOte NO QuOte
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Mareeba lychee grower Gerhard Posselt, along with other farmers in the region, is expecting a much lower crop this season due to a stunted winter earlier in the year, but is also looking forward to lower supply raising prices.
Numbers improved this week at sale Mareeba Combined Agents penned a total of 382 head of Prime and Store cattle for this week’s market. Numbers did improve by 61 head, values improved for the better finished heavy Bullocks and Cows but rates remained unchanged for Heavy Slaughter Bulls. Bullocks and Steers suitable for the Local trade sold to values +6 c/ kg higher than last week and Bullocks suitable for the Export Slaughter trade improved by +19 c/ kg for the best on offer.
Cows suitable for the Local Wholesale market gained +8 c/ kg and returned a higher average than the previous week. Cows suitable for the Export Slaughter trade improved in value with some very heavy Cows selling to rates +6 c/ kg above last week’s top of 115 c/ kg. Store type Steers and Heifers have made little improvements due to the lack of rain and Buyer confidence.
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The owners of this much loved family home have decided to reluctantly sell. • 4219m2 fully fenced block • Spacious well designed kitchen • 3 large brms, all with built-ins, main with ensuite & airconditioning • Separate lounge & dining areas with feature wall • Large outdoor undercover area that overlooks pool • 12m x 10m Colorbond shed with 2 phase power • 6m x 6m garage plus garden & pool shed • Both bore & town water With motivated vendors, this property represents great buying and only an inspection will give you a true appreciation of what is on offer. Price: NOW $385,000 Contact: Exclusive Agent Norma Moloney on 0417 541 126
The saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” rings true in this instance, as this home is surprisingly large under roof with loads of features. • 4 bedrooms, all with built-ins (3 with airconditioning) • 2 bathrooms, main completely renovated with spa • Kitchen has ample bench and cupboard space • Huge main living area with airconditioning and security screens • Full length tiled patio complete with sun shades • Large 6m x 8m powered shed + greenhouse • Fenced with low maintenance front garden • Double carport Price: $334,000 Neg Contact: Exclusive Agent John Goncalves on 0407 690 961
• Situated on a 3338m2 allotment in a quite cul-de-sac • Modern 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home • Ensuite in master with “his and hers” built-in robes • 2 separate living areas • Family living area combines with the dining / kitchen • Tiled patio with timber feature for privacy • Modern kitchen features breakfast bar / server • Fully fenced yard with established gardens • 6m x 7m Colorbond shed with 3.6m x 6m lean-to • Extra garden shed, greenhouse and chook pen If you’re looking for an immaculate family home with room to move, then don’t go past this property without an inspection. Price: $445,000 Neg Contact: Exclusive Agent John Goncalves on 0407 690 961
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PROPERTY < Four bed concrete block home, two blocks from Coles E 00 AG ,0 E 5 R $14 AC M O
This four bedroom concrete block home is located in a quiet, family friendly area of town close to schools and less than two blocks from Coles. Charming and very practical, this home has everything a young family will need. The entrance to the home is welcoming, with a front porch and single bay carport. With a brandnew paint job to the entire home, inside and out, and new carpet and vinyl throughought, this solid older home has a brend-new-home feel. There is fresh carpet to the bedrooms and lounge room and vinyl in the dining area and kitchen. The kitchen is convenient with an electric stove/ oven combination. The living area is spacious, with plenty of natural light and sliding glass door access to the front patio. The master bedroom is huge and has air-conditioning, one other bedroom has a builtin wardrobe. The bathroom is practical and there is an external laundry, serviced by an electric hot water system and out the back is a paved patio. Fully fenced, with a low maintenance yard, there are also a couple of garden sheds at the rear of the property.
FEATURES INCLUDE: - Four bedroom concrete block home - Modern interior, timber internal walls - Convenient kitchen & dining area - Carpet to bedrooms, master with air-con - Front porch & rear patio, single carport - External laundry, electric hot water system - Two garden sheds, low maintenance yard - Fully fenced residential allotment To arrange an inspection or for more information please contact EXCLUSIVE agent Remo Esposito of Sibi Girgenti Real Estate today. Phone 4092 5566 or 0401 969 473. www.girgentigroup. com
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PROPERTY $490,000 NEG
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Quality four bedroom home in so much bench space I’m sure you ever popular Amaroo Park return- will find guests congregating in the ing $400.00 per week. This is a kitchen, there’s also a servery to the great return on the property listed for outdoor tiled deck $379,000. One extra feature that will be a There are so many extra’s in this family favourite is the computer nook. well built family size home it’s hard to Located near the laundry it could also know where to start. be utilised as a folding area or sewing The builder has included so many table. energy efficient features such as solar The home is positioned on the hot water, gas cook top, tinted win- 882m2 allotment with fencing on 3 dows and a rainwater tank that has sides and a huge footpath frontage been plumbed into grey water sys- that adds to the space between neightem to conserve water and security bours and passing cars. screening for your peace of mind. If you are looking for an immediate Cool neutral colour schemes with investment that can become the fama splash of colour to compliment your ily home eventually, this is definitely personality and tiles in most areas worth a second look. with carpet in the bedroom. There’s split air conditioning in the living room For further information or to arand the master bedroom. range an inspection, please conFour bedrooms, the master has a tact Karen Ranie on 0458 408 540 walk through robe and it’s own en- or Mareeba Property Office on 4092 suite. Generous space in the smartly 1355. tiled bathrooms will please you and there Address: MAREEBA is plenty of built in’s for Price: $379,000 NEG storage. Agent: Karen Ranie The entertainer Mareeba Property Office friendly kitchen has an Contact: 0458 408 540 or 4092 1355 interesting design with
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The ‘Hann’ 226 on 208 The Rise Lot 208-A level block in the dress circle of The Rise Country Estate – proposed house and land package* offers unbeatable position at the top of Catherine Atherton Drive, with all of the views of the dams and mountains thrown in for free. All amenities are within close proximity, including a number of local shopping centres, CBD, schools and medical facilities – all of this only 50 minutes from Cairns Proposed to be Constructed by Aaron Groote, from Tropic Coast Homes, a local aster Builder renown for his quality and workmanship. Impeccably designed and built to exacting standards, this unique, modern house and land package offers plenty of space both indoors and out, it is an ideal family
retreat and entertainers delight. From the generous 3146m2 allotment, to the generously proportioned open design, 226m2 design – this home offers plenty of room to move and grow. Multiple flowing living areas seamlessley merge with the alfresco entertainment area delivering a relaxed and balanced atmosphere. A contemporary interior showcased by the finest in fixtures and finishes, complimented by the designer style kitchen, which Tropic Coast Homes offer a generous allowance for you to design your own kitchen to suit your own tastes. Featuring four bedrooms serviced by two stylish bathrooms. The master retreat features a spacious walk-in-robe, with built-ins in the other bedrooms. The family
bathroom includes a bathtub, and separate toilet. A host of additional features ensure the best in comfort and convenience. This includes tiles throughout the living areas and carpet in the bedrooms (optional). *House and land are sold on separate contracts. Package price is $389,000 - House - $261,000, and Lot 208 is $128,000. (Option of choosing another block is available, land starts at $117,000) For more information contact Debbie Sweedman 0409 321 920 or visit www. therise.net.au TC Homes BSA 1089966. Pictures are an artists impression only.
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Church Notices Living Waters An Encouraging WORSHIP SERVICE Thought: Sunday 10am & 6pm Experience Supernatural Healing of the Body, Soul & Spirit. Phone 4092 6888 9 Park Avenue, Mareeba
No God, no peace. Know God, know peace.
Presbyterians continue to meet in Mareeba for worship each Sunday 10am, QCWA Hall, Wilkes Street (behind Meals on Wheels) ~ All Welcome!
Classical and Flamenco guitar lessons and Bass lessons. 0447 056 469
getting Married? John Keal Marriage Celebrant. Ph 4092 4507
Training courses offered locally for indigenous adults interested in working as teachers or teacher aides. Contact Ingrid in Ravenshoe on 4097 5209 or Marnie in Mareeba 4092 2556.
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Birthday LUCIANO TERRANOVA
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LOST CAT RewaRd offeRed foR the RetuRn of tango Missing in Mareeba since 30th June, black 2 year old male, desexed and microchipped, much loved family member. Please help bring him home!
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What’s coming up!
November 2nd St George’s Anglican Church Car Boot Market. 2-3rd Supporters of 65 Roses & Cystic Fibrosis 4 families Garage Sale. 31 Vaughan St, MAREEBA - 7.30am. 3rd Mareeba Speedway 10th Atherton Lions Club Markets, Ather ton Showgrounds Lions Park 7am - Noon. 10th TWR bird workshop 10am - 2pm Tolga Race Course.
Free walking group every TUESDAY & THURSDAY 5.30pm Meeting at The Lakes Entrance on Rankin Street. For further information on any of the above events contact Natasha on 4092 3464
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AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE CADETS
The Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) is the premier youth organisation sponsored by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Cadets receive extensive training and gain valuable skills through a variety of activities including Flying, Navigation, Survival, Firearms Training, Leadership, Drill & Ceremonial. Preparing them for civilian and military careers. Male & Females between 13 and 17 are encouraged to apply. Please contact the Commanding Officer: Flight Lieutenant (AAFC) Stephen Fowler Phone: (07) 4054 1969 - Mobile: 0437 774 536 Email: email@example.com Web: www.aafc.org.au
CAR BOOT MARKET St George’s Anglican Church 53 Constance Street, Mareeba
$5 pER CAR / TABlE
8am - 12 noon this Saturday 2nd November
Phone 4092 2018 for more information
remembrance DaY - 11 november 2013 TemporarY roaD closure Notice is hereby given, under Section 915 of the Local Government Act 1993 (as amended), that the western lane of Byrnes Street, Mareeba, between its intersections with Hort and Lloyd Streets, will be closed to northbound traffic from 10.30am to 12 noon inclusive on Monday 11 November, 2013, to allow a march from the Mareeba RSL to the Anzac Park cenotaph for a short service in commemoration of Remembrance Day. An alternative route for northbound traffic is available via Hort, Walsh and Middlemiss Streets. For further information contact Stacey Maisel on 4043 4114. Ian church cHIeF eXecuTIve oFFIcer po box 154 mareeba QlD 4880 www.trc.qld.gov.au
Adopt-A-Pet Contact the refuge on 4092 3060 Hickling Avenue, Mareeba
We 2 kittens arrived at the refuge in a litter of 4, all identical and all gorgeous. We thought our future was very dicey and were surprised that the decision was made to give us a chance. WELL - now there is only one girl left as we have proven to be super popular and have found homes very quickly due to our great personalities. Who would like to give the last girl a home? Please come and meet her.
HOUSING MANAGER 34 HOURS PER WEEK (MONDAY - THURSDAY) PERMANENT PART TIME SCHADS Award Level 6 Applications close 1:30pm, November 11, 2013 Selection Criteria & Job Description available from: Shop 3/53 Mabel Street, Atherton Monday - Thursday 9:30am - 1:30pm P: 4091 5356 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Musical Instruments FOR ALL YOUR MUSICAL INSTRUMENT REQUIREMENTS Guitar and Violin Strings Reeds for Saxophones and Clarinets Drum Sticks and Skins Learning Method Books for all Instruments Music Stands Range of New Guitars & Ukuleles at Discount Prices
Contact Clarrie at Chano Trentin’s All Wheel Drive Centre Byrnes Street, Mareeba (Opposite Ant Hill Hotel) Phone: 4092 1809
Garage Sale GARAGE SALE Sat 2nd Nov 97 Studt Road (Off McGrath Rd) MAREEBA. 8AM - 5PM 0448 122 466
For Sale Passionfruit, Lime and Lychee Grading machine. Phone 0417 847 957.
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For Sale 2012 OZ trail camper trailer hardly used great condition lots of extras $7500 ono. Canon 1000D SLR kit with lenses flash & more $2000 ono. Phone: 40533140. Saddles endurance Prestige Desert Light and jumping Stubben Excellent condition $1500 each 0407334032. Arab Gelding 10 yrs 14.3hh Proven endurance heavyweight Quilty Buckle 2013 $4500 0407334032. Writing desk partially silky oak and ply with hinged front and pigeon holes behind. $110. Call 4092 7429.
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In Memoriam In Memory of
Gaetana Torchio 25/05/1916 – 31/10/2009
Treasured memories of a wonderful Mum, Mother-in-law, Nonna and Bis Nonna. “Your presence we miss, your memory we treasure. Loving you always, forgetting you never.” Phillip, Alba, Anna, Kevin, Louise, Pete, Sophie, Lina, Peter, Vanessa and Giuseppe. Ta Ta Ma, Ti Amo.
Death Notice COOPS, RONALD FREDRICK JAMES (RON): Late of Mareeba. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on the 26th October 2013. Aged 62 years. Beloved friend of Maxene. Dearly Loved father of Steven and Michael. Loved brother of June, Muriel (dec), Valerie, Lesley and their families. Much loved friend to the Neal family. Relatives and friends of Ron are respectfully invited to attend his funeral which is appointed to move from St Thomas’s Catholic Church, Constance St, Mareeba, Thursday 31st October 2013, after a service commencing at 11:00am, for interment in the Mareeba Dimbulah Road Cemetery. Staff from Road Tek are also respectfully invited to attend.
SPORT DRAWS & RESULTS: MAREEBA GOLF CLUB 24-10-13: Thursday Sporters 9 Hole Competition Winner Ellen Duff 23 R/up John Mark 22 NTP 8 Frank Baldwin 13 Frank Baldwin Raffle Ellen Duff ( all NTP nearest to pin win golf ball) 26-10-13: Saturday Stroke RSL Monthly Medal 42 players. Mens Winner John Bishop R/up Wally Alston (countback). Ladies Winner Ellen Duff R/up Kay Mullins NTP 4 Tony Brady 8 Peter Marriott 11 John Debel 11(2nd) Jacqui Lambert 13 Rod Cade. 2710-13: Sunday Stableford Steggles ( Lovely Frozen Chook). Winner Raymond Srhoj R/up Tony Brady NTP 4 Peter Marriot 8 David Quinteri 11 Col Back 13 Chris Young. This coming Saturday November 2, is our closing day. All members, guests social players most welcome Start 11.30: $15.00 each with BBQ, Santa, jumping castle family fun day thanks to Far North Wholesalers. MUFC SIX-A-SIDE - WED 30/10/13 DRAW LADIES 6.30PM INTIMIDATORS V COMMON REDS REF SNATCH. LADIES 6.30PM CHICKDEES V TRAVEL BUGS REF COUGARS. AG MENS 7.15PM LOS TORROS V JUMBI'S REF MBA MAZDA. CG MENS 7.15PM QUESTION MARK V TRAVESTY REF GUARDS. BG MENS 7.15PM THE BANDITS V PRICK RELATIONS REF FLAMIN TURTLES, BG MENS 7.15PM RAMBO'S BYE. LADIES 7.15PM BALLISTICS V COUGARS REF CHICKDEES. AG MENS 8.00PM 1 ROAD RUNNERS V FRIGGERS (A) LOS TORROS. LADIES 8.00PM SNATCH V HYPE REF THE AUSOMES. AG MENS 8.00PM CHEWKO WARRIORS V MAREEBA MAZDA REF JUMBI'S. CG MENS 8.00PM FLAMIN TURLTES V GUARDS REF THE BANDITS. LADIES 8.00PM THE AUSOMES V GHENSI REF COMMON REDS MAREEBA BASKETBALL INC. SUMMER DRAW Lieutenant Dans scored a narrow 33 to 31 victory over Comets in Senior Mens fixtures decided last week. The win by Lieutenant Dans gives them a handy 3 points lead in the championship points ladder with just 3 rounds remaining before the Semi-Finals. While the other Mens encounter saw Stingrays register a comfortable 46 to 18 win over Semi-Pros. Bullets and Flamingoes were successful in interesting Under 16 Junior fixtures. However Panthers and
All Stars provided keen competition for the majority of these fixtures, but Bullets and Flamingoes played strongly over the concluding stages to edge out their opponents. The young Under 12’s Juniors provided Tigers with their first win for the season. In a close contest they were narrow winners over Dragons by 10 to 8 with Zayd Myrteza a stand out performance by scoring all of Tigers 10 points. WEDNESDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2013 4.00 PM UNDER 10’S AND UNDER 12’S JUNIORS - COACHING. 5.00 PM UNDER 10’S JUNIORS TAIPANS VS DRAGONS. 5.25 PM UNDER 12’S JUNIORS - TAIPANS VS TIGERS 5.50 PM UNDER 12’S JUNIORS - TIGERS VS DRAGONS. 6.30 PM SENIOR MENS - LIEUTENANT DANS VS SEMI-PROS C/S: STINGRAYS REFS: E. HASTIE & R. ALOIA. 7.30 PM SENIOR MENS - COMETS VS STINGRAYS C/S: SEMI-PROS REFS: E. HASTIE & D. SCHMIDT THURSDAY 31ST OCTOBER 2013 4.00 PM UNDER 16’S JUNIORS - FLAMINGOES VS PANTHERS REFS: B. CATER & A. SMITH. 5.00 PM UNDER 16’S JUNIORS - BULLETS VS ALL STARS REFS: M. EBNER & C. & S. MYRTEZA. 6.00 PM SENIOR LADIES - KILLERS VS BAIADA STEGGLES C/S: T/SLAMMERS REFS: E. HASTIE & L. TURNER 7.00 PM SENIOR LADIES - TEQUILA SLAMMERS VS UNIQUES C/S: KILLERS REFS: E. HASTIE & F. PATOLO. 8.00 PM SENIOR LADIES - SAPPHIRES VS LOCALS C/S: T/SLAMMERS REFS: M. AUE & C. HOOLEY. BYE – SENIOR LADIES GUMMAZ FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2013 4.15 PM UNDER 14’S JUNIORS - KANGAROOS VS EAGLES REFS: B. CATER & B. RUGGERI 5.15 PM UNDER 14’S JUNIORS - NONE-YA VS JAGUARS REFS: C. MYRTEZA & B. CATER MAREEBA TENNIS Tuesday 22/10/13 Warehouse Bowls: Touchers: Lead – Ian Adcock, Third – Tony Gava, Skip – Bruno Rosset. Wednesday: Ladies Mixed Social – Winners – Pat Hodgkinson, Liz Plowman. Thank you to Marge Duffield for sponsoring this day. Thursday: Men’s Jackpot Pairs – Winners –Luka Barbir, Barry Lynne R/U Peter Soda, Cameron Thompson. Sun-
day: Mixed Social – A fun game was held with Men versus the Women in pairs. Women won 102 to 87. Well done girls. Winners for the day were Norma Gray, Joan Ciobo R/U Bruno Rosset, Peter Stevens. COMING EVENTS: Tuesday 29/10/13: Warehouse bowls 7pm start. Wednesday: Ladies Mixed Social: 1.30pm start. Optional Dress. Thursday: Men’s selfselected jackpot pairs 1.30pm start, casual dress. Sunday: Mixed Social, 1.30pm start, Casual dress. A reminder that Membership Fees are to be paid by October 31st. COMPETITION: Ladies 2014 Championship Singles - Liz Plowman def. Rose Parry. Carmel DeZen def. Carmen Cobb. Round 3 games are to be played Saturday November 2nd. All round 2 games to be completed by this date. The Club is holding a come and try day on Sunday November 17th at 9am and inviting all age groups from School Children to Retirees to join us. Bowls are available and a Sausage Sizzle will follow. The winner of our Cruise raffle donated by SeaSwift was Trevor Gray R/U was J. Johnston. Thank you to Lino Bruno from SeaSwift for joining us at our buffet dinner on Friday night and presenting Trevor with his prize. Selectors Rosters: Wednesday 30th Sue. Thursday 31st Barry & Peter. Sunday Nov.3rd Bob & Elise. ARCHERY On Sunday October 27, visitors Rich Veronese, Ruby Redman, Makayla Anning, Kate Jaffer, Keegan Antl, and Chris O’Donnell attended the coaching session with Neil Stallard and Signe Dalsgaard. Two junior members shot a Hawk Round in windy conditions. Results Hawk Round: (30 arrows each at 30m on 122cm face, 30 arrows each at 20m on an 80cm face and 30 arrows each at 10m on a 60cm face). U12 Boys Compound: Mike Christensen 513. U10 Boys Recurve: Ben Dayes 572 Next Saturday November 2 a working bee will be held on the grounds at 8.30am. On Sunday Nov 3 Coaching will be conducted for beginners from 9am to 12md at Kerribee Park Archery Range, Chicken Hatchery Road, off Springs Road, Mareeba. Beginners and visitors are asked to please ring to confirm your attendance.This will be followed by a General Meeting and a 72 arrow round. Mareeba Rifle Club inc. The Mareeba Rifle Club shot a double 500yd, 15 shot
comp. on Sunday the 27th October 2013. Conditions were good to start with, later in the morning some tricky bits came & went, generally most shooters had luck on their side. F Open: B. Ellis (Mareeba): 80.3; 85.2 – 165.5 J. Baxter (Mareeba): 88.6; 84.8 – 172.14 J. Todd (Mareeba): 85.7; 88.4 – 173.11 F STD: A. Simpson (Mareeba): 82.3; 85.6 – 177.9 TR : D. Ford (Mareeba): 75.11; 74.11 – 149.22 Next week 3rd November the Club will hold a double 800 yd comp. , depending on numbers the Club either 2 X15 shot matches, or a 10 +11 shot match. ATHERTON BOWLS CLUB A great turn up on Sunday 20 October for Yvonne Godfrey ‘s farewell day of bowls. All the best to Yvonne for the future. Tuesday 22 October winners - F Tudini, J Riggs & N Viet. Tuesday night barefoot bowls – no results available. Wednesday 23 October winners - J Payne, T DeBondi & N Viet. Friday 25 October Jackpot Pairs Winners - J & C Leinster. Runners-up – S Martin & J Daimaini / R Norman & P Way. No Jackpot winners. Sunday 27 October Joe & Val Riggs Sponsored day. Winners – L Fasiolo, D Cescotto, J McHenry & C Leinster 2 wins +22. Runners-up – T Tudini, P Kriesel & T Marriott 2 wins + 18. 3rd - C O’Connnell, P Lynch & B Walker 2 wins + 13. Raffle winners – R Short, D Cescotto & R Norman. Winners of special prizes of a bag of potatoes kindly donated by Warren Geddes – N Viet, L Cescotto, E Eaton, F Payne, E Kruck, Joy Cooper, H Aldridge, J Leinster, P Way, G Cornwell, S Martin, M Mackney. Many thanks to Joe & Val for their sponsorship – a great day had by all. Mixed Pairs games called for 9.00am Saturday 2 November. E Kruck & G Armenti vs C & J Leinster. R Short & Y Milevskiy vs P Sorrenson & H Condon. M Fanna & B Walker vs P Kriesel & J Alcorn. J Neary & A Crittenden vs J McHenry & M Mackney. Ladies Presidents vs Vice Presidents won by Presidents team 79 points to 57 points. Thursday 24 October winners A Kitson, A Anderson & P Morris 2 wins + 3. Thursday 31 October Social bowls. Names in by 12.15 pm. Coming events – Come & Try day 17 November. Daphne & Kylie Treen sponsored day 24 November. Ladies Christmas Party Thursday 7 November. Club Christmas Party & Presentation of Trophies Saturday 14 December.
The Express, Wednesday, October 30, 2013 PAGE 25
Adam Roy didn’t muck around against Innisfail
Roy goes Whack!
Love of the game: Above, the 1992 Bulls Premier team photo, Tony is fifth from the left, inset, a young Tony Panetta
Hall of Fame honour for Tony Panetta By Boyd Robertson Newest Mareeba United Football Club (MUFC) Hall of Fame inductee Antonio ‘Tony’ Panetta has reflected on a lifetime of the World Game after receiving the honour at the club’s awards night on October 19. Panetta started with the club in 1987, when he was 15 years old. Starting at striker before rotating through the back line, Panetta classified himself as only an “average” player, but his love of the game kept him on the field for 17 years until a major medical episode in 1991 forced him to quit. Blood clots had formed and blocked vital passageways in his left leg, causing huge damage and immense pain. Several months and more than a dozen surgeries Panetta was clear of the problem, but had lost an entire muscle from the limb and would never play competitively again. After several years of “sitting around and feeling sorry for himself”, Panetta gained a second wind when watching his daughter receive soccer coaching.
Picture: Peter Roy
By Ryan Groube
“This guy wasn’t exactly providing her with the best training and I thought to myself ‘I’m better than that’, so I started coaching the FNQ girls team down in Cairns,” he said. “Nobody wanted to touch the girls team at that point but I took them on.” Panetta later moved back up to Mareeba, coaching the junior Bulls boys side for four years before moving on to coach the Premiers side for a year and becoming assistant coach for the club’s venture into state-level play for three years. After that he headed back down to Cairns to coach students at the Centre Of Excellence program, including his youngest son Nicholas. Keeping the sport in the family was never hard, as he explained. “The whole family is soccer-oriented,” he said. Panetta said his induction into the MUFC Hall of Fame was one of the greatest honours of his life. “As a player, gaining that kind of recognition from the club you started out with is just the best,” he said. “I’m very appreciative of what they have given me.”
A brilliant allround performance from Adam Roy has edged the Bandits ahead in what is shaping as a thrilling two-day game against Innisfail. Playing at home, the undefeated Bandits won the toss and went in to bat before making an aggressive declaration at eight down for 194. The declaration gave the Bandits attack an hour to bowl at Innisfail with an inspired spell for Adam Roy swinging the momentum the home sides way. Roy took two wickets for 14 runs off seven overs before Innisfail recovered, heading to stumps at two for 56. Earlier, Roy was the only Mareeba batsman to get going, bludgeoning an impressive 61. His only real support came in the form of William Rofe who compiled 34 runs and backpacker Abbas Ghulam who made 25. Bandits president Bomber Adams said the final day of the match this Sunday should be a corker. “It was a pretty bold declaration made by Payney [Captain Brendan Payne],” he said. “It should be a pretty close game but I think the boys will roll them.”
On Saturday, the under 16s hosted Innisfail in a Kerribee Park runfest. With returning representative stars, Mareeba was far too good with Mark Wilcox belting an incredible century off just 47 balls. Matthew Lep also starred with a brutal 72 off 35 balls as Mareeba made 297 off just 32 overs. In reply, Innisfail hobbled to five for 100 at the end of their 32 overs. “The Under 16 side we got this year is going to take a fair bit of beating,” Bomber said. “They were the minor premiers last year Innisfail and we gave them a bit of a touch up.” The Under 14s travelled to Innisfail for their weekly fixture. Batting first Mareeba made 160 for the loss of seven wickets. In reply, a young Innisfail team could only manage four for 49 with Mareeba’s bowlers topscoring - giving away 20 extras. “Innisfail had a number of younger players playing up and our bowling attack is very good,” he said. “If a club wants to play younger players up a grade that is fine but we were prepared to be ruthless with them and not let up.” The Under 12s beat Atherton in a one day game by five runs.
Tokesi named Heat coach
The Mareeba Junior Rugby League Club drew the winner of its 'Darren Lockyer End of an Era' fund raising raffle at the Mareeba Annuals Race day meet. The raffle winner Warren Mulla was in attendance and was presented his prize by former Queensland State of Origin, Broncos, Cowboys NRL player Carl Webb and MJRL President Rob McCarthy. MJRL would like to thank everyone that participated for their generous support in 2013.
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He presided over the Far North’s most successful state league side and now Peter Tokesi is ready to help the FNQ FC Heat to similar heights as head coach of the club’s 2014 National Premier League side. The FNQ FC Board of Directors made the appointment this week after accepting the resignation of previous NPL Head Coach, Martin Docherty. Docherty has stepped down due to personal reasons. Tokesi brings an incredible wealth of football experience to the role. Local fans remember fondly his tenure as Head Coach of the FNQ Bulls, the Mareeba-based side which competed in the Queensland State League. Tokesi guided the team to second in the league standings in 2012 –the QSL’s final year before it was
replaced by the NPL. He won a National Soccer League title in 1997 with the Brisbane Strikers as Assistant Coach under Frank Farina. Tokesi also enjoyed a successful playing career in the NSL at the renowned club but the new role with the Heat rates among his career highlights. “It’s an exciting challenge,” Tokesi said. “The National Premier League, in terms of standards, it’s a very high competition, particularly with more Brisbane teams coming in. “But the challenge is exciting, the players love that and I do too.” Gaining more support from the Far North is one of Tokesi’s main priorities. “I suppose the big challenge is getting the community behind (FNQ FC) and I think we’ll do that with performance on the pitch.”
Aussie wrangles Croc For the first time in eight years an Australian has won the Crocodile Trophy. Mark Frendo conquered the nine day, 900 kilometre race in 30 hours 40 minutes and 17 seconds, ahead of Canadian Cory Wallace and Jiri Krivanek from the Czech Republic. The 28-year-old had to defend his lead over the past few stages against pre-race favourite Cory Wallace, the Canadian National Marathon Champion and Mongolia Challenge winner.
At the finish line at Cooktown on Sunday, Frendo said the win had motivated him to keep racing but that he was too buggered to commit to returning to defend his title next year. “I’m so happy, it hasn’t set in really yet,” he said. The nine-stage event features four stages that pass through the Tableland. Crocodile Trophy rrganiser Gerhard Schönbacher said that he and his team have already been scouting new and even more exciting race tracks for next year.
“The Crocodile Trophy is the toughest mountain bike stage race in the world,” he said. We feature a wide variety of stage routes including fun and exciting mountain bike sections as well as less technical yet tough trails and Outback Highways, which challenge the endurance skills of our riders.” Liesbeth Hessens from Belgian led from start to finish to take out the women’s classification. The Crocodile Trophy will return to Cairns and Far North Queensland in October 2014.
Hard graft: Cyclists welcome a downhill run during Stage four of the Crocodile Trophy, a 118 kilometre stage between Irvinebank and Mt Mulligan, inset, race winner Mark Frendo Pictures: Peter Roy
A marathon Futsal match By Ryan Groube
Tropical Challenge B Grade winners ‘Mighty Mareeba’, Ryan Groube, Scott Macleod and Cassie and Judy Burness
Mighty Mareeba By Ryan Groube the Tableland sent four tennis teams down the hill on Sunday to take part in the aptly-named Tropical Teams Challenge at the Cairns International Tennis Centre. The annual round robin event sees clubs from across the far north playoff in a series of doubles fixtures across three divisions. Each fixture had three sets of eight games with the highest cumulative game winner at the end of the day crowned champions. The Tableland A Grade team; Libor Konicek, Jason Rosendahl, Roger Brock-Collins and Jimmy Scutt led the competition after the first two rounds but faded to finish second. Two Tableland teams competed in B Grade with ‘Mighty Mareeba’, pictured above, leading from start to finish to take the title. Team captain Cassie Burness said the standard of tennis had been high despite the heat and unfamiliar
courts at Cairns, which are slower and more suspectable to spin than the courts in Mareeba. “Everyone was feeling it a bit by the end of the day,” she said. “We managed to hang in games pretty well against some really tough opposition.” Mareeba’s second B Grade team; consisting of Charlie and Connie Martens, Kim Peckham and Mathew Palmer finished the competition in a tie for third. In C Grade, Mareeba finished as runners up with Jesse Anderson, Narelle Duncan, Alice Palmer and David Parsons making up the team. The event was put on by the Gordonvale and District Tennis Association with secretary Jeff King Koi raising the possibility of Mareeba hosting the event next year. “Thanks for everyone coming out, it has been a good day and we’ll do it all again next year,” he said. JRT Geniuses took out the A Grade crown.
IF walking for 18 hours isn’t enough, participants in the looming Tablelands Relay for Life have been invited to take part in a marathon game of indoor soccer which will be held next door. Tablelands Futsal Club (TFC) has decided to run an 18-hour social game of Futsal at Merrilands Hall, Atherton on November 9 and 10 to coincide with Tablelands Relay for Life. For a small donation community members can run on, play for as long as they like before heading back to complete another lap of the circuit at the neighbouring Atherton Showgrounds. TFC president Nigel Markwick said the event was not aiming to compete with the Relay for Life but to give participants in the cancer fund-raiser another thing to do throughout the evening. “It will just be a social game where anyone can come along and join, have a kick around and then carry on with the relay,” he said. “It is a marathon attempt and it will be a hard ask to keep it going for the whole time but I am confident we can achieve it if we get the support of the community.” Organiser of the Tablelands Relay for Life Leon Tunnie said the futsal event will help complement a bumper
evening of entertainment at the event. Mr Tunnie said the Atherton community traditionally would stay on for the entire 18 hours and having the futsal game next door “would work in quite well”. “We like to keep everyone there for the whole 18 hours and anything that can help us with that is great,” he said. Mr Tunnie said donations and team nominations had been “a little slow”. By deadline 35 teams had registered while Mr Tunnie said he would be satisfied with a fund-raising total near last year’s mark of $166,000. “There doesn’t seem to be a huge amount of money around this year but usually we get a last minute rush and we take teams right up to just a few days out from the event,” he said. “This is a hugely important event for us as a community to say ‘No’ to cancer. Money raised doesn’t just go to support services for people with cancer but also to research programs. “One out of two people aged under 80 will be diagnosed with cancer. This is a disease that no one can escape until we are able to find a cure.” To register, find a team or sponsor someone visit www.relayforlife.org.au. The longest game of futsal lasted for 40 hours and was achieved by Aid In Action Futsal in Torndheim, Norway on October 14-16, 2012.
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