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Annual Tree Festival sees Christmas Season shine bright There’s definitely something about a beautifully bedecked Christmas tree; dazzling in all its decorations and aglow with twinkling lights. Multiply this by 146, and you get the 2012 Saint Mary’s Christmas Tree Festival. 146 trees made up the spectacular display at this year’s festival; a record number of entries for the annual event. First held in Mount Morgan in 1992, this year’s Festival marked the tenth year in the community – a milestone which was not only marked with a record number of featured trees but also a record crowd number. More than 650 people flocked to the Mount Morgan School of Arts Hall for the event, held over two evenings, on December 7th and December 8th. Each tree in the impressive array was decorated and supplied by businesses, schools and education centres, community groups and families from the local area and around the region. Many who supplied trees for the event thought of fun and impressive ways to personalise their entries, creating a tree from scratch or adding personalised decorations to see their entry unique. Along with the glowing display, the heart-warming event also featured an entertaining programme over the two nights. The Friday evening included its yearly favourites of live entertainment, market stalls and student artwork displays which were then further added to on the Saturday evening with carols by candlelight, free rides and slides for the kiddies, and of course, a visit from Santa himself and even Mrs Claus. Additional features were also included in recognition of the event’s tenth anniversary; seeing the debut of a Teddy Bear’s Picnic and impressive Nativity displays from all over the world. The event was organised by the Saint Mary’s Church Mount Morgan, supported by members of the Mount Morgan Uniting Church. The Parish of Saint Mary’s would like to sincerely thank all who supported the event and helped to make it such an enjoyable and successful occasion. The 2012 Saint Mary’s Christmas Tree Festival was kindly sponsored by Rockhampton Regional Council, Ergon Energy, Rock Building Society, Mrs Sandra Howkins, MP Ted Malone, MP Ken O’Dowd, Hugh McGilvray (IGA Mount Morgan). See page 3 for more photos!


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Joy to the World! Many years ago that joy came after quite a lot of hard work before the Christmas dinner reached the table. One of the delights of Christmas dinner is the Ham which nowadays can be purchased at the Butchers or in the shops. Not so in gone by years. The ham was raw and had to be cooked in the copper washing boiler. Cleaning of the copper boiler took lots of energy with steel wool and soap so that the result was a mirror finish. After the ham was cooked, the plum pudding was placed into the re cleaned highly polished boiler. Of course wood was the heating element. Were these the good old days? What a Festival of Christmas Trees for the 10th year. Congratulations to all the hard workers. How do you improve on that for the 11th year? THE Picnic spot of Central Queensland – has to be our Big Dam of course. It looks wonderful but what a responsibility for ALL of us to THINK CLEAN – BE TIDY and keep it in the pristine state it is now. Speak kindly and gently if you see anyone being careless as the bins are there for our rubbish not the surroundings or the waterways. On a very sad note we must mention the passing of Dame Elizabeth Murdoch on 5th December at 103 years of age. Dame Elizabeth was one of the greatest Australian philanthropists of any era and her life was dedicated to helping others. What a Grande Australian Lady. Let us hope some of our multi-millionaire ladies follow in her footsteps. That is it for 2012. Happy Christmas everyone and enjoy the Season. Hopefully we will be back in 2013, with some interesting and historical articles.

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Pictured right: Ellie Armstrong shows Jarome Dow one of the trees in the impressive lineup at the 2012 Christmas Tree Festival in Mount Morgan. Below: Festival organisers, Keith and Annie Hare and Noel Kearney. Pictured below centre: Sharneice Pye pins a Christmas Wish to the MMPAD Christmas Hope and Wish Tree. Below right: Chloe Gray and Charlene Creamer stand for a photo beside one of Mount Morgan Primary School’s impressive tree entries. Catch all of these photos and more on our Facebook page - search Mount Morgan Promotion and Development Incorporated

Pictured below: Hundreds were in awe of the impressive display at this year’s Tree Festival.

Below: Freda McDougall. Photo by Heather Quarry.

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The Mount Morgan Saint Mary’s Christmas Lights Competition is on again this year, and a number of local residents have taken the opportunity to switch on the festive cheer. And their efforts are sure to not disappoint. This year’s competition sees a number of homes and businesses transformed into twinkling wonderlands; with entrants adorning their abodes in impressive lighting displays and festive decorations. The event is arranged by the Mount Morgan Anglican Church and sees $100 up for grabs for both the Residential and Business first place winners, along with $50 for second place winners.

Local residents are encouraged to hit the streets and take a look at the glowing efforts. This year’s entrants currently include: • 300 Struck Oil Road • 60 Morgan Street • 11 Black Street • 15 East Street Extended • 26 Central Street • 34 Gordon Street • 1 Black Street • Life Line • The White Elephant Burger Bar

Judging is set to take place this Thursday evening, December 20th, with winners announced this Friday.

Please see the MMPAD Office or Ramm’s Bi-Rite Electrical for a complete listing of entrants, available from this Friday.

Keep an eye out in the community noticeboard for details of winning entrants, available from December 21st.

Lighten Up, it’s Christmas!: Pictured is 2011 Residential Winner- 11 Black Street. Rod and Deb Day of Black Street are helping to light up the Christmas Spirit again this year. Photo by Lisa.M.Photography.

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When the team at Mount Morgan News heard that Hot FM were in search of new toys to donate to families in need this Christmas, they were eager to lend a helping hand. The local business donated $200 worth of toys from their stock to the “I Believe in Christmas” Appeal; the toy drive helping out families in Central Queensland doing it tough in the holiday season. Hot FM’s Mon Le-Feuvre headed to the Mount in the “Hot Thunder” last Tuesday and left with a range of goodies from Mount Morgan News that are sure to help brighten Christmas day for many this year. The local contribution made up the total 589 gifts (donated from around CQ), which will be given to the Salvation Army, to be passed on to families throughout the region over the next week.

The appeal is driven by Hot FM, in conjunction with the Salvation Army. Pictured is Mount Morgan News team member, Georgia Page with Mon and the Hot Thunder, Hot FM.


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With this issue being our final issue of the Mount Morgan Argus for 2012, we would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank each of you for your interest and wonderful support for this publication throughout the year. We would like to say a very big thank you to all who made contributions to the Argus this year– either through advertising, written articles, story ideas or invitations to community events - it has been great! It has certainly been an enjoyable year for us here at MMPAD; we have greatly enjoyed bringing you Argus each fortnight, and also working with many community and surrounding organisations and individuals on a range of community projects, promotions and initiatives. We look forward to working with you all again in 2013; developing further projects and bringing you another year of community news in Volume 8 of the Argus.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

We would like to take the opportunity to wish the community of Mount Morgan a very safe and peaceful Christmas. We are so grateful for the support we have received from locals since we opened 3 months ago and thank those of you that continue to send more locals and tourists to visit us! From the beginning, we have strived to create an environment of peace & positivity, something our regulars have proven to appreciate. We are looking forward to bringing some exciting changes to the menu in the new year offering more variety and options not currently available in the mount. For those of you we have not met personally yet, come on in for a coffee, enjoy our new icy cold air conditioning (thank you lovely landlords) and have a chat. Please stay safe while travelling and enjoy the break! Peace, Love & Mungbeans David & Kerryn The Gypsies Pot

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We are winding up 2012 and welcoming 2013 with this column. Between Road works, crazy drivers, the heat and general craziness we know we avoid going down the hill to Rocky whenever we can, that’s why we’re trying to make it easier for you to do your Christmas shopping right here. Please try your local traders before heading out of town, you may save yourself time, energy, stress and money! We will be open right up until 5pm on Christmas Eve and then we close on the 25th to celebrate Christmas! Open Wednesday boxing day at 6am to 11am, and News Year Day 6am to 11am. The rest of the time nothing changes we are here as usual. It is the end of an era on the 12th of January when our the home delivery service we provide ceases. This will still be co -ordinated through the Morning Bulletin. A very big thanks to all our of loyal customers and to our driver Shane and our past drivers too for their hard work. Last minute gift solutions check out this list: Very cool range of t-shirts for Dad—”old guys rule” in a variety of styles and colours, golf, fishing, cars, bikes and more. Check them out for the old guy in your family. We also have BCF, EB Games, Mitre 10, i Tunes , Super Cheap cards as well. Schaeffer and Parker pen sets at amazing prizes. Calligraphy Sets, Art Sets. Diaries, Address Books, Stationery Sets. We have the BIGGEST SELECTION OF PREPAID MOBILE phones in town, cases and accessories. Including cases and chargers for the NEW iphone 5. If the relatives turn up and they’ve forgotten their phone charger, send them to see us! Our huge toy catalogue continues right up until Christmas EVE! Hot off the presses is the latest souvenir of Mount Morgan, these are 2013 Calendar/Tea Towels. Perfect gift for someone who has everything. Last minute gift? Something to have on hand just in case? Golden Casket Gift Packs and Instant Scratch-it bon-bons make a welcome addition to the Christmas table for a scratch after lunch! A big congrats to Del W and Andrea D and Carol H who are the winners of our hams so far! Finally we wish everyone a very Happy and Merry Christmas. Please travel safe on the roads and have a wonderful New Year.

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Golden Mount Social Group Christmas Party The Mount Morgan Community Services Hall was abuzz with Christmas cheer last week, welcoming over 70 people to the Golden Mount Social Group Christmas Party. Attendees enjoyed a merry morning of mingling, live entertainment, Christmas sweets and a sit down lunch for the special event, held on Thursday December 13. Pictured right (back row): David Christmas, Deb Smith, Shannon Thompson, Rick London. Front row: Peter Griffiths, Marlene Anthony, Marie Johnson and Raelene Alley. Below: Cr Rose Swadling (centre) enjoying the Christmas celebrations with local residents, Maureen and Ted Feige.

Pictured below: Jenny Thompson (centre) and Alma and Alan Graham.

Pictured above: Golden Mount Social Group Committee Members, Maree Churchill, Doris Tremaine, Rachel Samuels, Val Rumpf and Carmel Thompson. Below: Bev Wanchap and Linda Southey.

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Year 7s farewell primary school Year 7s farewell primary school Year 7s farwell primary school Year 7s farewell primary school Year 7s Year 7s farewell primary school Year 7s farewell primary school Year 7s farwell primary school Year 7s farewell primary school Year 7s Year 7s farewell primary school Year 7s farewell primary school Year 7s farwell primary school Year 7s farewell primary school Year 7s

Year 7s farewell primary school

For the students of Mount Morgan Central, last week marked the final week of school for 2012. For 34 students, it also marked the final week as primary schoolers. Mount Morgan Central’s Year 7 class donned their primary school uniforms for the final time last week; farewelling year 7 and also their years of early education. The students marked their special milestone with a graduation dinner, held at the Dee Bowls Club last Wednesday evening. The celebrations began with an official farewell presented by Mount Morgan Central Principal, Blair Harp, followed by the official presentation of certificates to each of the students and the cutting of the graduation cake.

Pictured above: The Year 7s of Mount Morgan Central at the Graduation dinner. Pictured below: the Year 7 School Captains and Councillors: Front Row (L-R): John Turner, Anna Craven, Maddison Mackay, Cleavyn Cowl. Back Row: Claudia Brooks, Marissa Hixon, Corrina Gasler. Absent from photo: Nicholas Sharp, Hayden Campion.

Congratulations to the 2012 Year 7 Class: Claudia Brooks, Emily, Brown, Jacob Bunn, Erin Burrows, Joseph Burt, Hayden Campion, Jazmin Cole, Renee Collins Daniels, Cleavyn Cowl, Ryhiannon Craven, Tyrone Davey-Lappin, Callan Dodd, Shyan Evans, Jayden Ferguson, Corrina Gasler, Marissa Hixon, James Holder, Kayla Fitzpatrick, Travis Kajewski, Connor Larson, Daniel Lonsdale, Maddison Mackay, Zachary Mansell, Shianne Mathseon, Kyran Munday, Lochlan Oram, Chloe Parry, Kobi Passey, Davin Plummer, Katelyn Robinson, Brayden Sealy, Nicholas Sharp, Brodie Tremaine and John Turner. A shining effort by local students A shining effort by local students A shining effort by local students A shining effort by local students A s

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Last Monday saw a number of local young ladies take part in a special graduation dinner, held in celebration of their completion of a recent program at Mount Morgan Central during Semester 2. The local students took part in the nine week program known as ShineGIRL; a popular personal development and mentoring program. 34 year 6 and 7 students took part in the program, which focused on different personal aspects under the banners of worth, strength and purpose. Through the program, the young ladies reflected on their own personal abilities and potential. Along with the personal development discussions, the girls also learnt about selfcare and cleanliness; including skin care and appropriate makeup techniques, as well as hair care. The end of the program saw the local students treated to a makeup and hair day, where they were able to practise what they had learnt. This was held in week two of this term. The local students celebrated the completion of their course with a special high tea held at the Footbridge Corner last week.

The students were joined by members of their family and school staff members for the special occasion. The program was facilitated by Krystal Beazley from Centacare Rockhampton, and coordinated by School Chaplain – Kristy Baxter and School Guidance OfficerLarissa Dunn, with the assistance of teachers- Mrs Williams and Miss Egerton. For further details on the ShineGIRL Program, head to: http://myhillsong.com/shine Pictured: local participants of ShineGIRL at their High Tea last Monday. Photo supplied


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Mount Morgan Central Awards Day Mount Morgan Central Awards Day, 2012 Mount Morgan Central Awards Day, 2012 Mount Morgan

Mount Morgan Central Awards Day, 2012

Mount Morgan Central Awards Day Mount Morgan Central Awards Day, 2012 Mount Morgan Central Awards Day, 2012 Mount Morgan

What better way to wrap up the school year than to celebrate a year of hard work and high achievements? Mount Morgan Central did just this last Wednesday; acknowledging and congratulating students on a successful year of academic and sporting accomplishments at the 2012 Awards Day. Held at the Mount Morgan Central State School, the morning saw staff, students, families and community members join together in recognising the exceptional achievements of Mount Morgan Central and its students throughout the 2012 education year. The morning announced the high achievers of each year level, honouring students with Academic Awards. The 2012 Academic Awards were presented to: Arianne Murray, Nara Freeman, Isra Tschirpig, Jacob Sealy, Alexander Connolly, Cody Brown, Harrison Donald, MaryRose Donald-Nord and Lane Evans. The ceremony also saw the presenting of Academic Achievement Awards, Merit Awards for Academic Achievement, Citizenship, Arts/Cultural, and Most Improved. Along with the top Academic Awards, a number of individual special awards were also presented as part of the morning, with some including: the Mt Morgan CWA Most Improved Year 6 Student – presented to Janaya Bray and the Year 6 RSL All Rounder Award – presented to Carla-Delle WilkesHayden. Awards specific to Year 7s were also presented; including: The Ted Malone Best Trier Award – presented to Brodie Tremaine, The Caves & District Lions Club Citizenship Award- presented to Marissa Hixon,The P&C Persistence and Effort Awardpresented to Kayla Fitzpatrick, The Commonwealth Bank Sportsperson of the Year Award- presented to Corrina Gasler and The Michael Robinson Memorial Academic Achievement Award – presented to Maddison Mackay. A number of Sports Awards were also presented on the morning, acknowledging the impressive efforts of the students in junior and senior cricket, T-ball, softball, rugby league, soccer, basketball and netball. Awards included the Most Valuable, Most Improved and Most Consistent Players and the Coaches Award for Never Giving Up. Congratulations to all award recipients on the morning.

Pictured top: Academic and Academic Achievement Award Winners: Front Row (L-R): Shelby Garrett, Alexander Connolly, Harrison Donald, Bridget Regan, Sheryl Bannah, Chloe Forbes, Cody Brown. Middle Row: Chaz Jensen, Jacob Sealy, Nara Freeman, Isra Tschirpig, Leon Brown, Lane Evans. Back Row: Maxwell Ashton, Maddison Mackay, Karlie Hauff, Lanie Martin, Mary-Rose Donald-Nord, Jasmine Burt, Nakina Goltz. Standing: Arianne Murray. Absent from photo: Jai Haygarth, Lily Henning Pictured above: Sports Awards Winners: Front Row (L-R): Jordan Brown, Brayden Wilkes-Hayden, Latrell Hayden, Joshua Whittingham, Lachlan Mackay, Ciele Holohan, Shellby Evans, Lorina Seppings, Corrina Gasler (sitting at front). Middle Row: Lanie Martin, Janaya Bray, Willandra Hughes, Jemma Mansell, Emily Brown, Telleesha Bull, Harrison Donald. 2nd Back Row: Carla-Delle Wilkes-Hayden, Shai Hayden, Tyler Toby, Montell Oram, Cleavyn Cowl, Lachlan Paton, Lachlan Buckton, Lane Evans, Zane Smith. Back Row: Nicholas Sharp, Renee Collins, Maddison Mackay, Marissa Hixon, Jayden Ferguson, Zac Mansell. Absent from photo: Callan Dodd, Daniel Lonsdale, Noah Stewart, Chloe Parry, Atlanta Polizzi, Lily Henning. Photos supplied by Colleen Hehir.


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Mount Morgan State School wins QLD Sports Award Mount Morgan State School wins QLD Sports Award Mount Morgan State School

Mount Morgan State School wins QLD Sport Award

Mount Morgan State School wins QLD Sports Award Mount Morgan State School wins QLD Sports Award Mount Morgan State School

Mount Morgan Central State Primary School has won the 2012 Queensland Super Site Award for excellence in delivering fun, safe and inclusive sports activities to children. Each year the award is presented to the top school delivering the Australian Government’s Active Afterschool Communities (AASC) program in Queensland. Competing against 28 nominees also recognised for excellence, Mount Morgan Central was announced the winner earlier this month; receiving a Super Site Trophy as well as a $500 voucher for sporting equipment. The school was presented the award at a special parade held on Wednesday, December 5th, presented by Regional Coordinator- Capricorn Coast for Active Afterschool Communities – Mr Brett Parker. Discussing the award and Mount Morgan’s achievements, Mr Parker said: “Each year we acknowledge schools and coaches within our region who excel in delivering the program through engaging students, delivering a quality positive coaching experience and promoting pathways to community sport. “The top performers are then recognised through the State Awards, known as the Qld Super Site Award and the Qld 5 Star Coach Award.” Mr Parker said Mount Morgan’s nomination was a result of their holistic approach in encouraging sport and a transition project which they trialled with Rockhampton basketball.

The trial saw two local basketball teams developed during the year, following the commencement of basketball as an after school sports activity at Mount Morgan Central. This was later developed into two coached teams: an under 14’s and an under 12’s, as part of the Toledo All Stars Basketball Club. Mr Parker said the local development proved an impressive debut for both local teams. “Although it was the first season playing for many, both teams made a terrific debut, with the Under 12’s even making Minor Premiers in the Rockhampton competition.” He said. “I think I can safely say the entire idea, partnership and result was a win all round for everyone.” Pictured below: Front Row (L-R): Lachlan Buckton, Lachlan Mackay, Ciele Holohan, Davin Plummer, Tyler Toby, Zaire Hughes, Keanna Martin, Janaya Bray, Shellby Evans. Middle Row: Brett Parker (Regional Co-ordinator Active After Schools Communities Program), Peter Hixon (AASC Coach), Rebecca Egerton (AASC Coach), Lis Bull (AASC Coach), Natasha Bray (AASC Coordinator/Coach), Steve Garrett (AASC Coach/Basketball Coach), Heath Millar (Rockhampton Basketball). Back Row: Montell Oram, Hayden Campion, Shai Hayden, Cleavyn Cowl, Lochlan Oram, Daniel Lonsdale, Corrina Gasler, Maddison Mackay, Anna Craven.

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The Morning Bulletin reporter, Adrian Taylor, who attends most Council meetings, wrote the following comments in TMB (6.1.12): “She (Cr Cherie Rutherford) may be softly spoken but can be the most effective debater in the chamber. Often finds a tactful way of asking the awkward questions and prepared to go out on a limb. Promotes family issues.”

Mount Morgan District Playground Project Council has received $60,000 from the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program to construct new play and fitness equipment at Mt Morgan’s Number Seven dam. The project would serve the community well and will greatly improve the facilities for locals and tourists alike and keep pace with the region’s growing population and has strong community support. The funding will start to flow immediately so councils can get on with the job of delivering for their communities. Bushfire Season This is now the time of year we need to be ‘bushfire prepared’ as high rainfall in summer generates vegetation to fuel spring bushfires. Each year the Qld Fire & Rescue Service identifies areas where the level of vegetation or fuel poses a possible bushfire risk and then local fire fighters and other agencies perform controlled burns to lower the risk. Fire fighters need Queenslanders to do their part by preparing their families and their properties and know what their Bushfire Survival Plan is. Every household should download and complete a Prepare.Act.Survive Bushfire Survival Plan. For more details visit www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au or www. fire.qld.gov.au or call 1300 369 003 Christmas Wishes As this will be the final Community News article for 2012, I would like to extend my best wishes to all for a happy holiday season. As we enjoy the festivities, it is vitally important that we do not become complacent about the very things that can change this happy and carefree time into one of tragedy and heartbreak. Our children are the most precious people in our lives and we must be especially vigilant as they enjoy the sun, surf and other summer activities and ensure they swim between the flags at the beach, wear their helmet when riding the new bicycle and keep a watchful eye on them at all times in the swimming pool. It is also our duty to take extra care on the roads and highways during this traditionally busy time, and as community minded citizens we must be ‘cyclone-ready’ by clearing away all items from around the house that could easily become missiles, and ensuring we have all the necessary items in our survival kits. It is a time we all enjoy sharing with our family and friends and I trust that it will be a safe and enjoyable time for all. I look forward to seeing you all again as I move around the electorate in 2013….

Over the past year I have had the pleasure of attending a number of functions in Mt Morgan. From Anzac Day and the Mt Morgan School Centenary to the Golden *** POSTAL VOTES *** Mount Festival, Morgan Show andonemore If you requireMt a postal vote I am happy to arrange for you. recently event such theorMount School Awards Night, Phone: 4936as 3090 4926 4579Morgan Mobile: 0439 753 056 or 0419 797 437 Email: cherie.rutherford@hotmail.com numerous Christmas break-ups and the Christmas Tree Festival, been anRUTHERFORD absolute delight to be part of the5 Vote 1it has CHERIE Division Authorised by Cherie Rutherford, Samuel Crescent, North Rockhampton Mount Morgan community’s celebrations. To the hard working and dedicated organisers of these events I thank you for your commitment and the part you have played in ensuring the wonderful sense of community which underpins Mount Morgan not only continues but is flourishing. Congratulations on a job very well done. I also extend my heartfelt congratulations to the Mt Morgan High School year 12 graduates and wish you all the best for your future. I have been both impressed and inspired by the way in which you have conducted yourselves and your participation in and commitment to your community. You have represented your school and your generation extremely well and are a credit to yourselves, your family and your teachers. Have the courage to follow your dreams but no matter where they may take you always remember where you came from with fondness and pride. In finishing, as promised the new playground at The Dam is nearing completion and I hope that it will provide a wonderful source of enjoyment for all of you throughout the holidays and for many years to come. I look forward to the official opening in the New Year where we can thank all those involved in bringing this project to fruition. I also take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New. I hope you are surrounded by those you love at Christmas and that 2013 will be a year of good health and happiness. Best wishes. Cherie Rutherford Councillor Division 5 Rockhampton Regional Council


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People in Profile: Murray Hare

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By Heather Quarry Firstly I would like to thank everyone for their marvellous support over the year with the People in Profile column and truly wish you all a safe, happy Christmas and New Year. What better way to finish off the year than with a story from a local who has helped keep the town beautiful for many years.

“A lot of money and hard work has gone into this scheme and it looks a million dollars. You’ve got to have shelter sheds where there are barbecues for protection from rain and sunlight. It’s all free here so therefore cleaning it up ready for the next person makes it viable. The entire dam area now is a lovely place to visit”.

Murray John Hare was born in the Mount Morgan Hospital (the one that has recently been replaced) on the 4th of July 1963.

When asked about other areas of the town he’d like to see changed Murray says he’d like to see the Neighbourhood Watch program again become strong in the Mount and also would like the Struck Oil Hall to be utilised more than it has been for a long time.

He attended both Mount Morgan Primary School and Secondary School, going through to year eleven.“School wasn’t much for me so I decided to get a job. English and math were reasonable. I liked the biology side of study and some of the science stuff. Anybody that knows me knows the truth when I say I was woeful at sport, absolutely atrocious. I started cross country walks of a Wednesday afternoon. This part of the sporting program was introduced to help children find an interest they’d enjoy. I was on top of the list when it came to not liking sport” he laughs. “My children love fishing and swimming but I don’t do those either. I can swim though.” Thirty two years ago Murray started working for the then Mount Morgan Shire Council and had been employed by them until it became the Rockhampton Regional Council which is the banner he now is working under. He has a degree in Horticulture and only failed one out of eighteen subjects. “I can’t draw a straight line and received Honours for all subjects except for Landscape Design. Needless to say, I still can’t draw.” Currently fitting in work, family and an Advanced Diploma of Horticulture through University keeps Murray extremely busy combining all the things he enjoys most in life. The course was meant to be a sixteen subject course but was transferred to thirty two subjects when the Universities were changed. There are three subjects to go but he feels confident he will pass them as he has passed all subjects so far. “I have done school for more years since I left school than I ever did” he jokes. Murray married a local girl, Diane Timms, the daughter of well known One Man Music Band musician Len Timms and his wife. Married on the 10th of October 1987. Diane wore a white lace taffeta wedding gown and the bridesmaids wore blue. Murray thinks the men wore grey suits. “That was a long time ago you know. I’ll probably get in trouble for this. I know I wore a shirt but I can’t remember what colour it was” he laughs as he tries to remember. They have two children, Jessica, 21 and Nathanial, 19. Diane leased the nursery for around ten years which she traded out of about two and a half years ago. The nursery was originally built as a mango farm, initiated by Bill Richie but after learning what it takes to make a mango farm viable the mixed plant ratio was introduced which serviced the town and outlying areas with plants for many years. The nursery area has now become a park with play equipment that boosts the activities for children in the region. Murray is very proud of what council have achieved with this project. “A few months ago I was a bit sceptical but now I think it is wonderful so PLEASE don’t destroy it.” he says with a passion for the end result.

“I used to be involved in kids planting up Morgan Street a few years ago. All the school from preschool to grade 7 joined in close to end of year. They planted literally thousands of plants and they were left alone where, if we planted them they wouldn’t have lasted as long. The majority of kids in the town are good kids and giving them things to do gives them an incentive. Making the town family friendly helps locals and tourists alike.” Murray believes projects like this should be tried in all towns. “I am hopelessly addicted to plants. Putting me in a nursery is worse than putting an alcoholic in a pub. I have to stay away from nurseries. Di puts her foot down. Kids get the money off me to get plants now so I don’t buy too many.”

He also loves native birds especially the rainbow lorikeet. “They should be out flying free not in cages. My wife will probably kill me for that comment because she loves her birds” he says with a cheeky grin. Asking Murray what some of his stranger likes or dislikes have been over time he thinks about it before finally making comment. “I don’t drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes (or any other drugs). I enjoy drinking Pepsi and Ice break drinks. I can drink Ice break by the gallons which isn’t good for me I know. I have a pink Ipod to play my music so that nobody else will take it (looking at his children). Also, I learned not to go fishing when a daughter is skimming stones because the dad ends up with his head split open.” There is much more to Murray’s life that will hopefully be covered in later editions of People in Profile.


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In memory of Reid Reid (Reidy) 1938 - 2012

A Country Boy at heart, Reid was at his most content when working in the bush. He left school at an early age to work on the land, working on properties, driving bulldozers and scrub-pulling from Theodore to Clermont. Reid’s love of the bush started while he was young, often skipping school to work at the local sawmill. Reid also led a very colorful life in his teens and early twenties, they were packed full of escapades, antics and pranks, truly living life to the fullest.

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Reid married Joy Truss in February 1960 and worked a farm in Wowan (mainly pigs and dairy) until he moved to Mt Morgan in 1968 where he worked as a rigger in the Mt Morgan Mine. Reid and Joy had 4 children- Gavin, Jeffrey, Leanne and Gary. In 1976 Reid and family moved to Dysart to live where Reid started work at Saraji Mine as a tradesman’s assistance in the electrical department. He remained there until he retired and returned to Mt Morgan in 1998. During Reid and Joy’s time in Dysart they started to refurbish the house in Mt Morgan ready for retirement, but sadly in 1995, Joy passed away. As mentioned earlier, Reid was a country boy through and through and he was the happiest when he would go down to the farm in Wowan on the weekends and help Joy’s mother out with the fencing, dipping, branding or just moving the cattle around between the paddocks. Reid never did leave the country, it was always in his bloodeven in the days he was in Dysart he would be going over to Springsure to Lenny and Dawn Reed’s property to help out, or down to the Mackenzie River to Harley and Jenny’s property. Some times Peter Craig (Reid’s brother in-law) would grab Reid for a trip around the local area to pick up or drop off some farming equipment. Reid also had a love for the water and with a few of his mates would make some well timed trips for some fishing or crabbing. Reid possessed those qualities that many hold dear but very few possess: he was a fiercely loyal man, hardworking, and sincere, described by his friends as a “rough diamond”. Reid’s sense of adventure and sense of humour made many happy memories for many people, and some gray hairs for others. None who knew Reid will be able to reflect on the man and his life without smiling to themselves. Tribute supplied by the Reid Family. If you have a tribute for a loved one and would like to see it included in a future Argus, please contact: mmpad@bigpond.com / 4938 2333.


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Looking back on the year that was: 2012 Looking back on the year that was: 2012 Looking back on the yea

Looking back at 2012

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From major milestones to major awards and from sporting successes to super community celebrations- 2012 has certainly been an eventful year in the local area. As we draw to the end of the year, we take a moment to revisit some of 2012’s memorable moments as featured in the Argus 2012.

January

February

Along with celebrations of a New Year, January welcomed Australia Day, 2012. Local Australia Day celebrations were held at the School of Arts Hall: pictured left are Sule, Aston and Isra at the local Aussie Day Celebrations. The day also proved an extra cause for celebration for two local residents Steve Cooper and Carol Stock (pictured right), who were both recognised for their community efforts at the regions 2012 Australia Day Awards Ceremony.

The month of February marked the 100th birthday for the Mount Morgan State High School. Pictured: 2012 Seniors, Ashley Pye and Ashlee Wyvill cut the school birthday cake. February also marked the official launch of the sports equipment library on Monday, the 6th.

March

March saw the announcement of “Gordon’s Big Adventure”; the children’s book featuring Mount Morgan, with illustrations by local resident Tereasa Bannah (pictured). This month also saw locals get their hands dirty for Clean Up Australia Day on March 4th.

April

Mount Morgan and the famous Fire Clay Caverns were featured in a National Documentary series (The Land Down Under) during the month of April; highlighting the impressive paleontological evidence in Episode 3 (pictured left is one of the dinosaur footprints found in the Fire Clay Caverns). April also the ANZACS remembered with a local service (pictured right). This month also saw the Regional Council Candidates Forum take place, along with a number of local celebrations and fundraisers: including Neighbour Day and Cuppa for a Cause.

May

The 2012 May Day Weekend certainly proved a momentous occasion; dubbed one of the most successful seen in years. Held in the first weekend of the month, the local celebrations included a Meet and Greet held at the Railway Museum on the Thursday evening, followed by Saturday’s festivities (pictured left), Sunday’s Rodeo (pictured centre, photo by Mick Joicey) and a family day at the Mount Morgan Dam on the Monday. The event also coincided with two major milestones for the area; seeing the official celebrations of Mount Morgan High’s 100th birthday and the 125th anniversary for Mount Morgan Central (pictured right).


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June

July

The month of June proved exciting for the staff of the Mount Morgan Hospital (left); who received a national award in the 2012 GSK Childhood Immunisation Awards for their outstanding contribution to improving childhood immunisation programs. July also saw the stage play “Tales of the Underground” hit the stage at the School of Arts - featuring a performance set in Mt Morgan. The second This is Your Night also occurred in this month - awarded to Brian Glover (right).

The ladies of the Mount Morgan Arts and Craft carried out their needlework for those in need - donating a range of items in July to the Rockhampton Women’s Shelter and the 2012 Homeless Connect. July also included NAIDOC Day Celebrations and the launch of the B-4 Learner Program at Mt Morgan Central.

August

The month of August saw another favourite event on the local calendar; the Mount Morgan Agricultural Show (pictured left and centre). August also included the Mayor’s Morning Tea- held at the School of Arts in recognition of Seniors’ Week 2012. The month also saw members of the “Truckin’ Life” Magazine head to the Mount, interviewing local resident, Ken Reid about his days working with trucks at the Mount Morgan Mine (Ken pictured right with Bruce Honeywill).

September

October

Following an impressive season, the Mount Morgan Senior Rugby Union Team took home the Reserve Grade Trophy in September- announced the winners of the 2012 Reserve Grade Rugby Union Grand Final. This month also saw local residents, Deb and Rod Day, Kate and Brian Moore and Bill and Dulcie Stacey take out impressive wins in the 2012 Bettascapes Gardening Competition.

Proving another month for celebration, October saw the Dee Bowls celebrate its 60th birthday and the Mt Morgan Arts and Craft with 25 years. This month also saw an impressive inclusion made to the Museum- the Business Leaders Award, for the late William Knox D’Arcy (pictured above).

November

December

November was an exciting month for Mount Morgan High, holding the 2012 Senior Formal, Variety Night and the School Awards Night. This month also saw trainers from FlipSide Circus come to town, as well as Remembrance Day Services and the return of ANZAC Park’s WWI Field Guns, following a restoration project of the Mount Morgan RSL Sub Branch (pictured right).

Along with the Christmas Tree Festival (pictured) and Mount Morgan Central Awards featured in this issue, December has also seen progression on a music album entirely about Mt Morgan (by local resident Richard Grist).


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The Holiday season is here! Which means in just a matter of days, you may be in search of those last minute gifts, wondering of ways to celebrate the New Year or thinking of a way to keep the kids entertained over the January break. Well from the last minute cookies and milk for Santa this Christmas to a celebration to welcome in the New Year, Mount Morgan businesses have you covered. Here are some of what the local area has on offer for you this holiday season.

(Please contact each business directly for specifics on trading hours).

Ideas for Christmas: Christmas gift ideas:

For some fantastic gift ideas this Christmas, be sure to check out some of the local businesses; stocking a range of gifts for all ages and tastes: - Mount Morgan Hardware and Garden (Central Street) - Mount Morgan News (45 Morgan Street) - Mount Morgan Pharmacy (53 Morgan Street) - Mount Morgan Post Office (36 Morgan Street) - Ramms Bi-Rite Electrical (69 Morgan Street) - Shelley May’s Clothing for all ages (59 Morgan Street)

Gift Vouchers:

- Colleen’s Hair Salon (57 Morgan Street) - Fox Video (Morgan Street) - IGA Mount Morgan(Cnr Central and Dee Street) - Mount Morgan Hair & Beauty (57 A Morgan Street) - Silver Spur Photography (phone: 0419723189) - Stewart’s Towing & Service Station (6 Central Street) - Trevlor Motors BP (67 James Street)

Christmas Lunch: Christmas Eve Lunch: The Leichhardt Hotel- seafood buffet. Phone 4938 1851 for details and bookings. Christmas Day Lunch at home?: Stock up for your festive feasts this year with: - IGA Mount Morgan (Cnr Central and Dee Street) - Golden Mount Store (78 James Street)

New Year’s Eve: Functions: If you are planning to celebrate the New Year out and about, check out some of the local lineup set for New Year’s Eve: - The Golden Nugget Hotel (36 Central Street): Live entertainment, Paul Moles. - The Grand Hotel (39 Morgan Street): Live Entertainment, Whiskey Remorse. - The Leichhardt Hotel (52 Morgan Street): Mad Hatters Tea Party. Open until 2am. - The Railway Hotel (90 James Street): DJ. Open until 2am.

Things to do over the school holidays:

Looking for something to do over the holiday break? Hoping to take visiting family out and about or simply keep the children’s boredom at bay? Whether you’re in the mood for something tranquil, delicious, informative or action packed, Mount Morgan is sure to have something to suit you. Here are few options available these holidays:

(Please contact each business directly for specifics on trading hours). Museums and tours: Take a step back in time these holidays, with a trip to the local museum or with the local tour: - Mount Morgan Historical Museum (East Street) - Mount Morgan Rail Museum (1 Railway Parade) - Mount Morgan TMC Guided Tours (phone: 4938 1823. Please note: Town and Mine tours only). Indoor activities: Looking for a great way to kick back and enjoy a day indoors? How about one or all of the following: - Stock to keep the kids occupied: available at Mount Morgan News: from kites, craft activities and water toys. - Movie and game hire: Fox Video (67 Morgan St). - Book hire: Mount Morgan Library (31 Morgan St). The Library also has a range of sports equipment for hire. Sports and recreation: - Mount Morgan Dam (don’t forget your fishing rods!) - Indoor Bowls (Mt Morgan Uniting Church Hall, East Street) - 2pm Saturdays (from January 12). - Mount Morgan Swimming Pool (34 Thompson Avenue) - Boyd Park and skate park (Thompson Avenue) - Mount Morgan Golf Club (Corner of Burnett Highway, Golflink Road) Lunch/ dinner out: - Golden Mount Takeaway (78 James Street) - Mount Morgan Hot Bread Shop (70/71 Morgan Street) - The Golden Bite Cafe (81 Morgan Street) - The Gypsies Pot (11 Central Street) - The White Elephant Burger Bar (65 Morgan Street) - The Grand Hotel (39 Morgan Street) - The Leichhardt Hotel (52 Morgan Street) - The Railway Hotel (90 James Street) (dinner available Wed, Fri and Sat) Special note: a range of school holiday activities for children are also available this coming January at the Botanic Gardens, Regional Library and Rockhampton Art Gallery. For details, please see the Mount Morgan Community Noticeboard (located in Morgan Street).

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Mountain Mick’s Boxing Day Fritters © Mick Blake 1997 re-hashed 2012 Baree Ok, you had a great party on Christmas Day and now it’s the day after; all the presents are unwrapped and there are lots of left overs. What to do with all of these? Perhaps these Boxing Day Fritters... Before this though, let us reflect on where Boxing Day gets its name (and no it’s not called Boxing Day because family member’s get outside for a boxing match…) The history of Boxing Day is said to go way back to the start of Christian Churches, and maybe from the Romans. It was day of sharing leftovers with the less fortunate. It’s said that in these days of old, rich families and landowners would take their leftovers and place them in metal boxes placed outside of Churches- so they could be shared out to the severance and the poor peasants for the Feast day of Saint Stephen. In our modern days however we like to add and change the origin of days to suit our own ideas and TV marketing. This is where this recipe comes in- it’s the tasty way of sharing the Christmas Day leftovers. It’s one which makes the biggest use of your leftovers and is sure to see everyone have a happy and relaxed Boxing Day. It makes a quick, easy breakfast on Boxing Day and helps with the odd hangover by using leftovers.

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For the Fritter Batter: 2 cups of sifted self-raising flour 2 cups milk (Skim if you like) 3 eggs Plus: 2 cups diced Christmas ham 2 cups diced Christmas roast turkey/chicken 1 cup diced tomato 1 cup finely diced onion 1 Tblsp dried parsley 1 Tblsp chicken stock powder 1 ½ teasp garlic salt ½ teasp black pepper P.S: you can add cooked peeled prawns instead of turkey or ham or add 1 cup of prawns; but if adding prawnsmake sure you eat the lot okay. Method: Firstly, sift your flour and add your beaten eggs and milk. Mix well into a lovely fritter batter. Now wait, the next part is really hard… Yes just tip the lot into the batter and mix well- cover all the ham, turkey etc. with the batter. Now fry the fritters in olive oil (don’t make them too thick- about 12mm that ½ inch in the old book). Fry on first side until bubble holes appear on the top side, now flip and fry for about 5 minutes more. Then serve with some cherry tomatoes and mango chutney, parsley and tomato sauce. Hope you enjoy your Feast Day of Stephen (or “Boxing Day” to us commoners). Merry Christmas, see ya all in 2013. Mountain Mick

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Society invites allon Show Members, Volunteers Congratulations yourSociety 40th Wedding Anniversary and interested John people to a thank you BBQ at the and Robyn Gray. Showgrounds, Sunday 11th Sep 2011. With a meeting From Dick & Jane & Marg B. and idea forum session to follow. Please RSVP for catering by Friday 9th Sep: 04032 92061

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Research - information request: Information is being sought for an upcoming project. If you know Colleen’s Hair Salon: will be closed for Christmas from of any past information regarding: Nessie Chardon, Friday, December 21st until Tuesday, January 15th. the Mount Morgan School of Arts and Library, please Ph: 4938 1265. Happy Christmas and New Year to all. phone John on: 4938 2548 / 0429 055 165 or email: bullocky@westnet.com.au The Mount Morgan Centrelink Office will be closed December 25th, 26th, 27th, 2012To and January 2013. Mount Morgan Phonebook: ensure the1st, accuracy

of all detailsMorgan within the new localand directories, local The Mount Promotion Development residents are encouraged to provide residential details Office will be closed from Friday December 21st, 2012 to the MMPAD Office. you have had a change of until Tuesday January 8th,If2013. address, a change of name or would not like your contact details included (if details have will beenbeinclosed past The Mount Morgan Historical Museum from the 24th of December until the 3rd of Jan, 2013. prints), please contact the MMPAD Office at: 61 Morgan Street Mount Morgan or email: mmpad@ Raflle winners: Please see Morgan Street Noticeboard bigpond.com for recent winners of the Rotary Ham Wheels and the Golden Mount Festival C L A SWeekly S I F IRaffles E D S as well as the MMPAD Christmas hamper and wheelbarrow (drawn WORK Dec 20). WANTED: Fencing, small welding jobs, trees lopped, chain saw work and rubbish removed. PH: Peter 49382965 or 0411 893778.

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WANTED: Slasher/ Operator for 8 acre block in MOUNT MORGAN HAIR & BEAUTY: Struck Oil. Please phone Sharon on: 0417 57A 004 221. Morgan Street. Phone: 49 381 490 for appointments. GARAGE SALE: Saturday 3rd Septmber (Only after NEED AN25 ELECTRICIAN?: RJ Electrician 7:00am). Crown Street, Mount Morgan. Pty Ltd. Phone: 0431 576 101 LOST DOG: Buddy, male,repairs, black and silver silky WORK WANTED: Trailer small welding terrier cross. Wearing collar with tag and flea collar. jobs, gates made to order. Phone Peter: 4938 2965 / Missing from River Street, Sunday Aug 14. Reward 0411 893 778 offered. Phone Anne: 0434 592 065. REPAIRS: All computer repairs fixed by experienced computer technician. Call Nathan on: 4938 2451.

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Sep 7: Swinging Bridge CARPORT SALE: 28 Community Gordon St.Consultation Dec 22nd. Meeting, Items include: computers, clothes, air conditioner, Community Services baby Hall, 6pm. dishes, and manyGardening more. Call 04 87220578 foropen. more Sep 9: Diggin’It! Comp - nominations information. Sept 10: GMF Cent Sale. Saint Mary’s, 2pm FOR SALE: Teddy All in great Sept 10: Grocery Centbear Salecollection. at QCWA Hall, East St, 2pm. condition, great variety. Tags still on bears. Phone Sept 18: on GMF Barefoot Bowls. 1pm. Dee Bowls Club. Amanda 0400 656 113. Oct 1: “Spring Time Social” at St Marys Church, 2pm. FOR SALE: Ext. ladder- $100. New bait net- $50. Oct 8: State School P&C4Car Boot rods Sale. & State School New saw bench$200. fishing reels$20 grounds, 8am-up 1pm. each. 3 wind clock- $200 each. Phone 4938 1016 / 0429 632 993.

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