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Pictured 2017 Equestrian Australia Endurance Champion, Akhmed Pshuno from Imbil riding Sangah The Messiah. Last year’s event was also hosted at Stirling’s Crossing, where the tight 10 hour race came down to seconds..! 2017 Runner-up was current Queensland State Champion and Mary Valley local Kaylea Maher riding A’Landell Ali. Brook Sample from Kenilworth riding Brookleigh Bailey was third.


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he Mary Valley will play host to the 2018 Queensland Endurance Riders Association (QERA) State Championships at Stirling’s Crossing Equestrian Complex – Australia’s first purpose-built endurance complex – between 13-15 July this year. Matthew Sample, owner of the complex and Stirling Endurance Arabians as well as founder of the Stirling’s Crossing Endurance Club, said he was delighted to host the event which would see some of the best in the sport battle it out for the state title over distances of 120 and 160 kilometres. “Hosting the State Championships at the complex is fantastic, particularly as it helps us prepare for Australia’s most significant endurance ride, the Tom Quilty Gold Cup which we will host in 2019,” said Mr Sample (pictured right inset). “The Gold Cup (pictured below) will see around 300 riders and their support teams converge on Imbil in July next year and this year’s State Championships is a perfect opportunity to help those wanting to participate to prepare, and qualify for the event.”

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S tate C ha m p i o n s h i ps The Tom Quilty Gold Cup requires riders to qualify by completing a 160km ride prior to participating and the club is offering free nominations to anyone looking to complete this milestone ride for the first time at this year’s State Championships. “By encouraging endurance riders to complete their first 160km ride, we are hoping to bolster the participation numbers for the 2019 Tom Quilty Gold Cup which will be of great benefit to the local economy.” “Construction onsite at the complex has already injected over $3 million into the local economy including over 10km of steel fencing and we will continue to develop the 145 acres in the years to come.” The July event is open to the public and to find out more please visit www.stirlingscrossingendurance.asn.au Below left – 2013 Tom Quilty Gold Cup kindly donated to National Museum of Aust., by Brook Sample – seven times Gold Cup champion.

“Stirling’s Crossing Endurance Club Inc. is based at Australia’s first purpose-built endurance facility. We welcome anyone interested in getting involved in endurance riding irrespective of your age, your experience or your knowledge of the sport. We’re a group of like-minded people who share a passion for our horses and challenging ourselves to new heights.”

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“The Gold Cup will see around 300 riders and their support teams converge on Imbil in July next year and this year’s State Championships is a perfect opportunity to help those wanting to participate to prepare, and qualify for the event.” ANZAC DAY MARCH AND

Matthew Sample, Stirling’s Crossing Equestrian Complex ▼ Night-time view by Sarah Sullivan of Stirling’s Crossing. Venue for the upcoming 2018 Queensland Endurance Riders Association State Championships 13-15 July, 2018 and Tom Quilty Gold Cup 2019.

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KENILWORTH THE ORIGINAL “BOTTOM CAFÉ”

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report in the N a m b o u r Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser headed ‘Business and Home’ destroyed by fire at Kenilworth was published on page 6 in Friday 5 November 1948 edition. Some of the known history of the store:- Established by Mr & Mrs Jack Scargill in 1933 – It was owned by Mr Edward Partridge in 1939 (see picture above ) – Mr & Mrs Feast purchased the business in 1947. Any further information would be welcomed to be included in the Historical Association’s records. The Partridge family joined in many of the community events (according to newspaper reports) and Mrs Edward Partridge was elected as one of the two vice-presidents when the Kenilworth Branch of the Country Women’s Association was established in May of 1939. (Nambour Chronicle & North Coast Advertiser, 2.6.1939, page 12) In February 1941 Private Charles Partridge was tendered a farewell evening by the residents of Kenilworth. Mr E. Houston, Mr H. Welch, Mr W. Sims and Councillor A.E. Tanner spoke of the high esteem in which Private C. Partridge is held. He was the recipient of a wallet of notes. Betty Welch presented Mrs Partridge with a bouquet. (Nambour Chronicle & North Coast Advertiser 28.2.1941, page 12) The younger Mrs Partridge was the secretary of the Kenilworth Branch of the Red Cross (Nambour Chronicle & North Coast Advertiser 8.5.1942, page 1) when it was reported she organised a ‘Back To Childhood’ dance which raised nineteen pounds for branch funds. The same article also mentioned that Privates Hughes, Lane, Herschell, Pickering, Hoyes and Beausang were tendered a farewell function in the Lower Kenilworth Hall.

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And so to the demise of the store:About 1am Sunday, the residents of Kenilworth were more than startled to be wakened by a fire in the township. Mr Feast’s cafe, general store and dwelling were well alight, and although helpers were quickly on the scene once the alarm was given everything was totally destroyed. The occupants saved very little personal attire. The building, originally built by Mr and Mrs J. Scargill was situated on the corner at the bottom of the main street, just across from Mr W. G. Doyle’s large timber mill. (5.11.1948, page 6) • The first Kenilworth Show was held in 1919. The Kenilworth Museum is seeking to collect any photographs of the show over the intervening 100 years. If you have any photographs of the show that you would be willing to have copied please contact us – by email on kenilworthmuseum@gmail.com or by snail mail at PO Box 166, Kenilworth Q 4574. Lenore Meldrum President, Kenilworth & District Historical Assn Inc. Above photo inside the store:- Annie, Edward and Charles Partridge on 1 September, 1939. Top left image, the original “Bottom Cafe”.

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f you have looked at the My Aged Care website, you have probably been overwhelmed, like many others, at the information presented. What does it all mean? What services are available? How can I access the services? How much will it cost? How long will I have to wait? Which service provider can I use? Peter Hennessy, an expert on the provision of aged care services and facilities, will present the facts and figures to you at an Information Session at St Luke’s Hall on Friday 25 May at 10am. The function is free with morning tea provided. Here’s your chance to find out more about the Commonwealth Government’s My Aged Care programme and ask as many questions as you like. Come along and bring a friend or a family member.

RAINFALL MOY POCKET – APRL 2018 by Graham Brennan This April 39mm. Last April 9mm. 17 year average for April 78mm. We had rain on 18 days; the 17 year average 12 days. The first four months of 2018 – 516mm, last year for same period 481mm and the 17 year average – 610mm.

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aster services were well attended at St Luke’s and St John Bosco and it was lovely to welcome so many visitors. St George’s in Maleny celebrated St George’s Day on 22 April with a service where Rev’d Peter Catt, Dean of St John’s Cathedral, was the preacher. Interesting to see that the new Royal baby Prince Louis was born on St George’s Day! Rev’d Jeanette Jamieson has some interesting traveller’s tales to tell about her recent journey to Jerusalem. • Congratulations to the Catholic community in Kenilworth as they celebrate the 80th anniversary of the consecration of St John Bosco’s Church in Kenilworth on 3 April. A special mass is planned for September. It is interesting to note that some years ago, it was planned to close down St John Bosco’s but the Kenilworth community including members of all Christian faiths strongly objected and St JB is still open today! A well attended ecumenical service was held at St JB’s on Sunday 29 April with an enjoyable morning tea at St Luke’s Hall. Offertory from this service goes to the Kenilworth School Chaplaincy . • There will be Clarinet Concert at St George’s Anglican Church, Maleny on Saturday 9 June. Tickets are available from St Luke’s – 5446 0171). • Also a Spring Fete at St George’s on Saturday 8 September.

• Copies of Kenilworth’s ANZAC Day service photos taken on the day, by Yvonne J. & Vicki Rodwell are available for anyone interested. Please email yjames@capellagraphics.com

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ongratulations to Yvonne James and her band of busy ladies who made the beautiful wreaths laid at the Kenilworth War Memorial on ANZAC Day. These lovely floral tributes added a colourful but respectful dimension to the well attended ANZAC Day service. Thank you! Shirley Moreland

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he Kenilworth RSL would like to thank everyone who was concerned in any way with the very successful 2018 Anzac Day service at Kenilworth. Special thanks to the school children who helped on the day and the ladies who made the majority of the wreaths for the community organisations and families. We feel that this was the best attended service for many years, and hope that the tradition will continue to grow in the future. Lest We Forget. Noela and Jim McKillop, Secretary and President Kenilworth RSL

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enilworth Arts Council’s first function for the year is coming up on Thursday 31 May. Now here’s an unlikely partnership – KAC and the lovely shoes from Ronel’s Sole of Africa Shoes in Elizabeth Street. No, they are not dancing shoes but there is an interesting story about them which Ronel will tell you at our “Shoes and Songs” evening. The evening at Sole of Africa is from 5pm to 7pm with champers and nibbles on arrival and throughout the evening. You can browse around the store at your leisure. Then you will be entertained by our very own Kenilworth Singers under the baton of Gen Douw. Admission is $10 with tickets available at Sole of Africa or at the door on the night. There will also be a Lucky Door prize. Do come along for a very enjoyable time.

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Get your kids involved in something that’s fun, gives them an energy boost before school and is great for their health – register for Walk Safely to School Day on Friday May 18 and enter the draw for great prizes. “Buddy Up” with a friend and walk, scoot or skate. Search Walk Safely to School Day on council’s website for more details and registration.

Explore our Fabric program Dip your toes in or immerse yourself in the world of design and sustainable fashion during Sunshine Coast Council’s "Fabric – Slow Fashion, Artful Living" program. Explore the wonderful variety of presentations, workshops, author talks, professional development opportunities and interactive experiences. More details and bookings via council’s website.

Horizon Festival 2018 Get set to enjoy 10 arts-fuelled days across the Sunshine Coast during Horizon Festival 2018, from August 24 to Sept 2. Horizon collaborates with local, national and international artists to deliver an inspiring program of visual art, music, theatre, comedy, workshops and more. The full 2018 program will be released in July. Sign-up to the Horizon e-news now to get behind the scenes news. Explore the festival at horizonfestival.com.

New exhibitions in Caloundra Visit Caloundra Regional Gallery and explore two unique exhibitions. Kathleen McArthur: Wild/ower Women II: Art, Environment and Activism and Michael Foley: The Long View are on display until June 17. Visit the gallery website for details.

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i, I am a 40 year old married mother of three almost adults. I often think of how the world is changing all of the time and wonder if we have choices about these changes. I believe we do have choices and that our choices and actions can change our lives. The growing Senior population is a boiling pot of opportunity for community growth.  Men’s sheds and their benefit to the community can be increased with collaborations. Community gardens where Council land is unusable, with produce used for locally made preserves etc. Joint programmes integrating frame building with high school Manual Arts students and local art committees. With all proceeds going back into projects for the elderly. The female equivalent of the Men’s shed used to be the CWA but some sort of “Nanny Network” would also have wonderful benefits. Some ideas include using available Council buildings as childcare facilities with nannies and high school students studying childcare working together. Just putting it out there. Without action there is no change. Name supplied.

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“Safe Talk Workshop” has been scheduled in Kenilworth on Saturday 6 October. Already one has been held in Maleny with excellent attendance. Another will be held there on Saturday 19 May, and in Mapleton on Saturday 4 August. The facilitator will be from Lifeline Sunshine Coast. Safe Talk is a 3-hour training workshop to increase potential suicide awareness. It will provide a simple method to engage with people who may be at risk and to connect them with resources that can carry out a full-scale intervention. Any person over the age of 17 may participate. I am aware of a number of men in our general area that have taken their life in the past twelve months. The effect of suicide on family and friends is devastating. Often the person taking their life has a short-term problem that can be overcome with appropriate counselling and other skilled help. My vision is to explore a Community Wellbeing concept to bring benefits to our local towns such as Kenilworth and Imbil. The proposal for a Kenilworth Community Transport Service, as promoted by our local councillor, Rogo, would be a contribution to Community Wellbeing. Lack of transport for disadvantaged and at-risk people in the area was identified as a significant factor in a government funded study “Our Towns and Communities Matter”. I will discuss the topic of Community Wellbeing further in future editions of the MVV. Let’s start a conversation. I’d love to hear your comments and suggestions. Email me at bobsample2@skymesh.com.au

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TED O’BRIEN MP COLUMN

e have been waiting more than a decade for upgrades to the North Coast Rail Line but in my first term in office I am proud to announce Federal funding of $390million to kick start a rail transformation that will shape the future of the Sunshine Coast and hinterland communities. The rail line between Beerburrum and Nambour is one the most congested single-track lines in Australia on which freight trains and commuter trains compete for passage. The track can be duplicated between Beerburrum and Landsborough and with two rail lines passenger trains can be freed up from freight, resulting in more frequent, reliable commuter services. Capacity upgrades between Landsborough and Nambour, including extending passing loops, route realignments, station upgrades and extra parking will also take place. This is the sort of game-changing infrastructure a modern and innovative region like the Sunshine Coast needs in order to build our future and stimulate the economy. Duplicating and upgrading the North Coast Line also means we can take the next step with our bold vision for fast rail between Nambour and Brisbane, slashing travel times to 45 minutes. People could live in the hinterland and work in Brisbane without having to endure four hours of daily commute. Fast rail is the end game and it is great the community is swinging in behind my ‘Get on Board’ campaign. If you haven’t yet, I urge you to add your voice today, the more we can show governments that the Sunshine Coast is united in its desire for better rail the more success we will have. • Register support at www.fastrailcom.au

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RESTORING THE MARY RIVER

ifteen thousand native trees will be planted along the Mary River to help save threatened species and restore the riverbank to its former lush glory. Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien has announced $110,000 for tree planting at ‘Mimburi’ a former cattle property at Belli Park. Mr O’Brien said the grant money from the Federal Government’s 20 Million Trees Programme would help reverse the damage caused by If you need certified electrical work give us tree clearing and a call today on 0422 563 719, so we can cattle farming. assist you. • Located at Belli Park, GoElite The money has Electrical provides service up to 140km, been awarded to throughout the Sunshine Coast to North Noosa & District Brisbane. • We are open every day from Landcare to co7.00am to 7.00pm, while also providing ordinate the 24/7 Emergency Electrical Service. project. goeliteelectrical.net.au “The aim is to plant

20 million trees across Australia by 2020 – restoring green corridors, improving biodiversity and helping save threatened species,” said Mr O’Brien pictured above. “The 15,000 trees to be planted at Mimburi are on the eastern bank of the Mary River which is home to four threatened species – the Mary River Cod, the Australian lungfish, Mary River Turtle and Giant Barred Frog. That eastern bank was once covered in a strip of rainforest which was cleared long ago for farming. Planting these native trees will regenerate the land and prevent any further erosion into the river and help protect these rare animals. It will be encouraging to see the trees shoot up over the next few years.” ‘Mimburi’ is currently owned by Education Queensland and used by Noosa District High School for its agricultural studies. Students would assist Noosa & District Landcare with some planting and would collect and propagate seeds for the future. Noosa & District Landcare projects manager Steve Husband said 7500 trees would be planted until the end of June and the remainder would be completed in the following wet season. “We are restoring the riparian vegetation and putting it back because we know it was there in the past,” said Mr Husband. “The land also has indigenous cultural significance and putting trees back helps act as a buffer for cultural heritage sites. We know the area has a bora ring, a grove of bunya pines and an Aboriginal food garden.” ‘20 Million Trees’ has contracted 165 projects across Australia worth $43.3million, with the work undertaken by community groups, indigenous groups, landholders and governments.

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What’s on

AUTUMN/WINTER 2018

Lightning home games

Note from the Mayor

USC Stadium 12 and 27 May 2 and 23 June 1, 14 and 28 July

Sunshine Coast Winter Bowls Carnival Various SC bowls clubs 30 June to 13 July

Queensland Garden Expo Nambour Showgrounds 13 to 15 July

Velothon Sunshine Coast Mooloolaba and beyond 20 to 22 July

Sunshine Coast Art Prize Caloundra Regional Gallery 16 August to 14 October

7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Fun Run 17 to 19 August Alexandra Headland, Cotton Tree and Maroochydore

Horizon Festival Coast-wide venues 24 August to 2 September

IRONMAN 70.3 Mooloolaba 25 to 26 August

Caloundra Music Festival Kings Beach 28 September to 1 October

Proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/ Experience-Sunshine-Coast/Events

The Hinterland is without a doubt one of the jewels of the Sunshine Coast. With the vitality and liveability of our Hinterland communities, it is little wonder they are so highly treasured. Our Council recognises the value the Hinterland offers to our region and will invest over 30% of its capital budget over a 10 year period (the last six years and the next four combined) to improve the facilities and infrastructure in our Hinterland divisions. We are seeing that investment on a range of fronts – replacing the timber Petrie Park Road Bridge, the Nambour Heritage Tramway project, streetscaping in Yandina, park improvements in Eumundi and improvements to Nambour Showgrounds.

Balancing camping and environment protection Protecting the Mary River and the surrounding environment and ensuring camper safety were the main considerations when council approved two tourist campgrounds at Kenilworth. Recreational camping can now occur lawfully at the Paulger Farm and Bluff campgrounds, with special conditions set to minimise environmental impacts. Council is supportive of farmers looking to diversify their activities to supplement and help sustain traditional agricultural uses. The approvals provide certainty to the landowners and recognises the wider community who have raised concerns about camper numbers.

Many of our region making projects – like the Sunshine Coast Airport expansion, the Solar Farm and the Maroochydore City Centre – are also being delivered for the benefit of the whole region, by providing jobs, facilities, services and more opportunities for local businesses. Our Council is focussed on delivering a healthy, smart and creative future for all of our residents – no matter where they live. Mayor Mark Jamieson

Hanging around Following concerns regarding hanging baskets and council permits, I proposed a solution to benefit business owners and create pride and vibrancy within the town. Two hanging baskets were offered to each business within the Kenilworth CBD (Elizabeth St). As only four business owners responded to date, I have taken the liberty of manufacturing baskets for each business and will be encouraging those who haven’t responded to accept them once fabricated. Please contact my office to register your interest.

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The magic of storytelling There is a great new space to grab a book and curl up with your youngsters at Kenilworth Town Park. Featuring artwork from the popular children’s picture book Bertha and Bear, which tells the story of a little bee’s brave exploration through a storm to find somewhere safe to build a new hive, the new story seat is sure to be a hit with families. The seats are funded by the Queensland Government as part of the First 5 Forever language and literacy program. There are 10 story seats across the Sunshine Coast, so head off on an adventure and share on social media using the hashtag #Storyseat.


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Kenilworth ‘uber’ option Late last year, I proposed an ‘out of the box’ suggestion for providing public Transport for Kenilworth and the surrounding community. The overall viability of the scheme hinges on the availability of volunteer drivers from within the Kenilworth community as well as Council’s support in providing a vehicle and start-up costs. A few weeks ago I put a mention in the Mary Valley Voice about becoming a volunteer driver for the proposed Kenilworth Community Bus Service. The response has been fantastic and I’m rapt to report that we’ve received around 10 expressions of interest. This means we can now look to progress this service and I look forward to bringing you more information about this at it comes to hand. I extend a very big thank you to all our volunteer drivers.

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Healthy Sunshine Coast offers a series of free or low cost group fitness activities and nutrition classes for residents aged over 55 years to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Across the region, there are a range of courses aimed at boosting strength, stability, balance and core fitness. For the more adventurous, be sure to give belly dancing, tai chi, ageless grace, fun and laughter, life for life gym workouts or gentle exercise classes a whirl. Dancing for seniors with mobility issues or impairment is also on offer each week at Yandina. Closer to home, why not try one of the new $5 strength and stability classes at Gheerulla Hall on the Eumundi-Kenilworth Road. They are held weekly on Thursday mornings. Catering to all fitness levels, visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and search for ‘healthy seniors’ or call 5475 7272 for details about activities across the Sunshine Coast.

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KENILWORTH PONY CLUB – APRIL ROUNDUP

e congratulate club member Amaya, riding Crystal myth (Ben), who competed in our Zone 6 colours at the State Pony Club Championships for Equitation and Showjumping at Nambour Showgrounds held from 4-7 April. Amaya successfully participated in Equitation Class 5 – 17-25 years 80cm. On 21-22 April, Amaya, Alice and Jodi together represented our club at our Zone 6 Dressage and Combined Training Championships hosted by Pomona Pony Club at the Pomona Showgrounds. All three competed in the Dressage on Saturday and Amaya competed on two horses in the Combined Training on Sunday. Experience and Qs were obtained by all. (Qs contribute to the needed points to be eligible to qualify to attend State Championships to be held at Maryborough in July). Between competing, the girls helped out with pencilling, collecting tests and working in the scoring room. Our Kenilworth Pony Club muster was on Saturday 28 April.  With a campdraft being held at Kenilworth in May, members concentrated on cattle-work together with aspects of campdraft, team penning and the stockman’s challenge. Above left, Alice and above right Jodi, pictured at the Zone 6 Dressage Championships on 21 April 2018, hosted by Pomona Pony Club at the Pomona Showgrounds.

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omona District Meals on Wheels is in need of additional volunteers and seeking someone with accounting/ bookkeeping (MYOB) experience to join our Admin team, and also delivery drivers to assist with our Pomona, Cooroy, Eumundi and Boreen Point runs. All training will be provided. The MOW facility is based in the Pomona Memorial School of Arts Hall in Reserve Street, and operates between the hours of 7am and 12 noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Drivers would be required between the hours of 10.45am and 1pm on those days. Please contact our office on 5485 1777 if you are able to assist for a few hours a week, or even once a month.

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s part of the Australian Heritage Festival, Noosa Library is sponsoring a free workshop by the well known genealogist Shauna Hicks on Monday 14 May at the Heritage Centre, 17 Emerald St, Cooroy. The 10.30am topic is ‘Convict Ancestors: resources in Australia and UK’; and from 1-2pm ‘Looking behind bars – researching prisons and prisoners in Australia’. A light lunch is available at the Centre. See Noosa Library website for bookings. • Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group will be at Cooroy Fusion on Saturday 12 May. Homemade jams, chutney and handcrafts will be on sale. Or have a chat about your family history story with one of our friendly members. Enquiries call 5442 5570.

Rainbow over the Obi Obi, April 2018 by Graeme Mickleberg

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icki Bradbury and Margie Gibson pictured below are friends who have both dedicated many years to their professional careers in education. Their recent focus has been on pursuing their own art practices with their exhibition titled From Within. “Both of us dig deep into ourselves during the creative process. Dreams and the surrounding environment are constant sources of inspiration.  However mostly it is the process of creative play and manipulation of the mediums that compels us.” • On show at Pomona Railway Station Gallery – showcasing 2D and 3D artworks in a range of mediums, From Within exhibition will run until 23 May, 2018. www.pomonartgallery.com

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COMMUNITY POLICE BRIEF APRIL 2018

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here has been two reported break and enter offences in Amamoor Creek over April and investigations are continuing into both matters. A brief reminder about property security, if you’re not at home don’t leave your house unlocked. Most property offences are conducted by opportunistic thieves who target vacant or insecure properties. Take the time to note down serial numbers of any significant items and or photograph any jewellery. These steps can help assist to prevent break ins and assist Police to recover property. A 52 year old male from Imbil has been charged with producing dangerous drugs after growing a Cannabis Plant. He is due to appear at the Gympie Magistrates Court on 21 May 2018. A 29 year old male and 30 year old male from Wolvi have been charged with nature conservation Act offences after being located

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illing in the new online form is the quickest way to enter the 2018 Mary Valley Art Festival, to be held in Imbil on 6-8 July 2018. The annual three-day event boasts a new category this year, with the Mary Valley Chamber of Commerce Inc. sponsoring a $1000 prize for artworks fitting the special theme Mary Valley, Naturally. That makes the total prize pool of $7850, across categories including the Bendigo Bank $2500 Open Award, landscape, animalia and still life. There will be three categories for youth entries and all will be eligible for the $200 Artpack Award. • Entries close on Monday 18 June, 2018 and you can visit – www.maryvalleyartfestival.com.au or phone 0407 375 267 for further information. Organising body Mary Valley Artslink has shaken up the art festival programme this year. It has moved the gala awards evening from Thursday to Friday to encourage people to come to the festival and make a weekend of the outing in Mary Valley Country, just a short 40-minute drive from Noosa. • Viewing opens at 10am on Friday 6 July, with the awards that night, where artists and art lovers can celebrate with live music, licensed bar and finger food. • A curator’s talk and short film by established artist Pat Cale are included in the Saturday programme and several art studios will be open to the public over the weekend as part of the ‘Gympie Gallery Studio Trails’. • The closing celebrations on Sunday 8 July 2018 will showcase the Thunderbird Demolition People’s Choice Award and Youth

Award presentations, with food vans and markets, live music, art demonstrations, kids’ art and a licensed bar. • To capitalize on the three-day event, you can purchase a weekend pass which gives you unlimited entry to the Imbil Public Hall and surrounds. The festival attracts many local and SouthEast Queensland professional and amateur artists and draws sponsorship from local business, who gain exposure to wider markets as a result. At a social level, it continues to hold its place as one of the key cultural events on the Mary Valley calendar. ▲ Pictured centre, winner of the 2017 Bendigo Bank Open Award, Vicki Bennet with ‘Makani’.

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MARY VALLEY ▼ Bocos family reunion 24 March 2018

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n 2016, after the death of Mohamad Ali Bocos, who was the last remaining of the 13 offspring of Kareem and Amanah Bocos of Coolabine Creek, a few cousins chatted about getting the family together for an occasion that didn’t involve grief, a casket and a burial. On Saturday 24 March, 2018 at the Kenilworth Hotel, approximately 55 descendants, spouses and friends came together to reconnect and celebrate the family and its rich history in the Kenilworth area. Out of the 13 Bocos siblings, we had attendees representing eight of those families which was a fantastic turnout. Also among the guests were people who had lived at the farm over the years, been put to work in the dairy, and were mentored by ‘Uncle Boy’ Bocos, a no-nonsense, hard-working, one-armed man, who was a beloved father figure to many. • We had attendees bring along their precious photographs of life at Coolabine Creek, to be scanned, and by far the biggest thrill, was when the good people from Boxsells Real Estate passed on some photographs that pre-date any that the family currently own – photos of the Bocos children from around 1933 to 1941. The earliest records found so far, indicate that Kareem Bocos and his brother-in-law George F. Mohammed initially purchased Lot 9 in the Shire of Cambroon in Dec 1921 — 156 acres, 3 roods £10/5/per acre. George later sold his share to Kareem, and moved away with his young wife. Kareem and Amanah subsequently purchased adjoining lots, and built the existing farmhouse from timber felled from the property. After Kareem’s death in 1943, his son Rahim (Boy Bocos) took up the reins, and ran the farm as a successful dairy with his wife Margaret (Madge), until his death in 1992. Submitted by Michelle Box, grand-daughter of Halema Box (nee Bocos)

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SEVEN YEARS OF ROCKIN’ BLUES ACTS!

id you know it’s our seventh year? To celebrate Mitchell Creek Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest (21-23 Sept) are announcing seven acts at a time on the seventh day of each month, until the seventh month! Seven more artists were revealed on 7 April. • The Soul Men (11 piece Blues Brothers Tribute) are back. It’s gonna be their 7th year too, and well... the festival wouldn’t be the same without them. • Melbourne’s Smoke Stack Rhino, who’s song ‘Screwdriver Girl’ was featured in last year’s event video are also back. • Minnie Marks, a soloist who stole the show last year returns, this time with her band. • New Zealand’s Swamp Thing will be flying in again and the Sunset Junkies, who have just released a fantastic new album are also returning. • In addition to this there are two brilliant Gold Coast based acts who will perform here for the first time. They are – BB Factory and Nicole Parker Brown and The Late Late Show. • These seven artists join Renee Geyer, Ross Wilson, The Backsliders, Jesse Redwing, Gerry Joe Weise, The Fumes and Cass Eager and the Velvet Rope, Justin Yap band, Marji Curran, Geoff Achison and The Soul Diggers, Fiona O’Shea and The Passengers, Salt and Steel, That Red Head and Little Billy. Who will be next? There’s another three announcements on the seventh of each month until July. Another 21 acts will make this lineup the biggest yet! Tickets are selling fast with a third sold already, so make sure you get yours! Head over on to the website now – www.mitchellcreekrocknbluesfest.com.au to buy your tickets and sign up to receive the latest news. Standby for next month’s announcement on the seventh! Jimmy Budgen, Director MCRNB Fest

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