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Volume 8, Issue 7

11th - 25th April 2013

Proudly brought to you by Mount Morgan Promotion & Development Inc. ABN 21 391 526 801

Community dance recognises local efforts- pg 3

Call out to local knitters, to help regional event- pg 4

Local lads kick off rugby season with a win- pg 14

Community garden upgrade nears completion Budding gardeners and local green thumbs will soon have the opportunity to get hands on with Mount Morgan’s community garden, with an exciting upgrade of the area nearing completion. Located at Mount Morgan’s Footbridge Corner, the area has seen an impressive transformation of late, thanks to the hard work of a number of local residents, through a work experience project. A joint venture between Neato Employment Services and the Australian Government, the project has seen the participation of six Mount Morgan residents – who have been carrying out weekly works to the site for the past four months. The upgrade is now nearing completion, and the area is taking on some major changes. Through the project, the area sees new garden beds – with ten raised beds in total, a new irrigation system, as well as the introduction of an outdoor setting and shade area. Discussing the project, Neato Work Experience Coordinator, Mr John Kerry said he is pleased with how the area is coming along. “I think the guys who have been working on the garden have done a fabulous job.” John said. “The garden looks a million dollars. It’s well designed, easier to use and it looks great.” Despite its improvements however, John said it hasn’t all been a bed of roses for the working crew – with January’s heavy rain and flash flooding literally washing away some of the team’s early work. “The project certainly has seen some setbacks.” John said.

“The extreme rain earlier in the year saw the entire area under water, and the guys lost a lot of their early work, along with the fence and a lot of our equipment.” Despite the setbacks however, the team has persevered, and are expecting to see the upgrade project wrapped up in the upcoming weeks. An official unveiling of the upgrade is set to take place at the end of this month. “We are really excited with how the area is looking and we look forward to seeing the area in full use.” John said. “We would like to welcome all to an official presentation at the end of the month. All are invited to come along and have a look at the area.” The presentation is set for 11am Monday, April 29. For further details on the opening, please contact John Kerry on 4922 0155. For details on the community garden, contact the Footbridge Corner on: 4938 1199. Pictured: project supervisor, Keith (pictured front right) shows a number of local residents the community garden’s current progress.


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Again we will add some more history snippets for this article but also remind everyone that our Festival weekend is fast approaching, so put your imaginative cap on and plan your own decorative lantern. Could be fun and will add to the evening. 1912: This year saw the completion of the Railway Line to Wowan. The small town of Kenbula (meaning “Iron Bark Tree”) was famous in the area as it was a calico town, with over 100 tents erected. Its small population grew from about 20 to several hundred. It was a selfsupporting town with supplies coming daily from Mount Morgan, but it did have its own Smithy and three stores. The official opening was 16th October 1912. 1912: This was the year the First World War started and with many local lads joining the forces the local branch of the Red Cross Society was also formed. This body of dedicated women did a magnificent job in those early years and throughout the war but their work has never stopped assisting many folk. Today the good work has branched out into many fields. 1915: This year the Bank of New South Wales opened a branch in Mount Morgan in the two story building now used by Rhonda, John and Keith Ramm for their business. It opened for business on the 23rd June 1915 with Mr Edward Williams as the first Manager. It operated till the 2nd April 1928. At that time of course the Mine was in liquidation so business would have been limited. Was this action repeated in the nineteen eighties when the mine ceased mining and smelting? 1916: This is amazing! A former Mount Morgan school boy, Albert Welsh, famed as an actor, flew into Mount Morgan by light aircraft and landed on the grounds across the railway line opposite where Carlton House used to be (now school building of manual arts). His mission was to sell World War 1 War Bonds to the local citizens. He entertained the locals singing one of his own compositions “Wake up Australia”. This could have been the first occasion of an aeroplane to visit Mount Morgan. 1919: After the return of soldiers from the First World War the local branch of the Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia (R.S.S.I.L.A.) was formed and operates today (as RSL) to assist all veterans from all wars. The present hall (Community Services) was built with public donations. The Park Reserve (Anzac Park) is where the Service will be held on Anzac Day. Take a moment to use THE BIN, not the footpath. Think Clean – Be Tidy. Have Pride.


For local residents, Frank and Rose Molloy, many years of operating the Mount Morgan Community Services Hall has seen many a day and night spent at local functions.

“From the evening, together we were able to pass on $310 to Frank and Rose, as a special thank you for their efforts.” Dennis said.

From town meetings and formal forums, to exercise classes, fundraisers and even weddings; the local couple have happily helped to host a variety of events and momentous occasions.

“Though we passed this on under strict conditions,” he laughed.

Though in their many years operating the hall, the local couple didn’t imagine they would be opening the doors for a function held in their honour. Last fortnight saw exactly this occur, when a community dance was held in appreciation of the much loved locals, and their continuous efforts in the community. The event was the brainchild of local residents, Marie and Dennis Johnson, who said they were eager to see an event held for the local couple. “Frank and Rose put in a lot of time and effort for the community through their work at the Hall – so we thought we should show our appreciation for what they do.” Dennis said on the early planning of the event. “A number of our friends loved the idea of doing something for Frank and Rose, and were eager to help us see something organised.”

Dennis said guidelines for the gift were that Rose and Frank could only spend the funds on something for themselves – a notion the couple didn’t like too much. “We’re not very happy that we can only spend it on ourselves.” Rose laughed. “But we really appreciate it and all that was done for us. “It was a lovely night and something we really didn’t expect.” Dennis and Marie sincerely thank all who attended. “A sincere thanks to all who came along and helped to make the night so enjoyable.” Dennis said. “A special thanks also goes to Brian Zemek, Marlene Anthony, Peter Griffiths, Alma Graham and Mitzy McFarlane for their kind assistance.” Pictured below: Marie and Dennis Johnson and Rose and Frank Molloy.

Held on Easter Saturday, the dance welcomed around 40 people to the local hall; all eager to take part and show their appreciation for the evening’s guests of honour. The event included live entertainment – provided by the Classics (Brian Zemek and Dennis Johnson), along with homemade treats and supper - supplied by a number of local residents. But this wasn’t all that the local community offered in appreciation of Frank and Rose’s efforts.

Dawn Service:

4.30am at ANZAC Park, Morgan Street.

ANZAC March:

Marshalling: School of Arts,10.30am for a 10.45am Step Off.

Day Service:

$6 entry fee (includes light supper)

A Day Service will also be held at Anzac Park at 11am. This service will be followed by a luncheon at the Community Services Hall from 12 noon.


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Can you knit or crochet? Do you have some hours to spare? Then our community needs your nimble hands and generous time to make blankets, beanies and woollen items to help the 2013 Homeless Connect initiative. Rockhampton Regional Council is again partnering with Government, business and community sector agencies to ensure the Homeless Connect event on 20 June 2013 continues to assist people experiencing homelessness. The Mount Morgan Arts and Craft Group participated last year and have already started making woollen items to keep people warm and make a difference during the coolest time of the year. Mount Morgan Arts and Craft Group Coordinator Carol Stock said the group loved getting together to knit for a good cause. “We have six dedicated and quite skilful ladies clicking their knitting needles each Thursday, literally getting together for a yarn, and feeling really good to be able help those in difficult circumstances,” Carol said. “It’s important to share our skills and time to help others, considering anyone today could unfortunately find themselves homeless due to the rising prices of food, housing and daily living expenses.”

“Not only are they making beanies, scarves and blankets for those in need, but most importantly they’re displaying true community spirit and a great team effort - one I’d love to see more people get involved in across the Region,” Cr Swadling said. “So, I’m calling on anyone who can knit to help out, or even take up knitting as a hobby. Just give it a go or donate some wool. The handmade woollen items will have such a great impact on those who need it most and you’ll feel great knowing you’ve contributed to such a worthy cause.” Homeless Connect, held on the 20 June 2013, provides an opportunity for those who do not have safe, secure and affordable housing to come and attend a day where different services and agencies are on hand to provide basic essentials and help. Help us, help them. If you are interested in getting involved in Homeless Connect, contact Rockhampton Regional Council on 4936 8569. Balls of wool can be dropped off at any Rockhampton Regional Council library. Pictured: Helen Devonish, Wendy Lynch, Cr Rose Swadling (standing), Carolyn Read, Trish Davis, Sherryl Wilkinson, and Aisla Young. Article and photo supplied.

Rockhampton Regional Council’s Communities Committee Chair Councillor Rose Swadling said donating time to knit or donating wool was a wonderful contribution with enormous benefits. “What the Mount Morgan Arts and Craft Group are doing again this year is wonderful.






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Mount Morgan Promotion and Development Incorporated are proud to introduce the Mount Morgan Pride in your Town Awards! The Pride in your Town Awards aim to acknowledge the achievements and continuous efforts made by members of the Mount Morgan community. These awards strive to strengthen community spirit and provide an opportunity for the community to show appreciation for those who help to make Mount Morgan a place to live and love.

Do you know someone who does any of the following?: inspires the community, encourages local sports, goes above and beyond in their workplace, always strives to beautify their property and/or the local area, makes an inspiring effort in the fields of arts and/or literature. Nominate someone today in one or more of the awards six official categories! Nominations close April 29, 2013, with winners announced during the official opening of the 2013 Golden Mount Festival Weekend. Head online to our website ( for details on each category, as well as how you can nominate! Hard copies are also available from our office (61 Morgan Street, Mount Morgan).

Locals give thoughts on Council budget Around 40 members of the Mount Morgan community took the opportunity to take part in a question session hosted by the Rockhampton Regional Council (RRC) last Friday evening; providing feedback on possible cutbacks in the new Council budget. The local “Your Budget, Your Choice” session was one of the first scheduled for the Rockhampton Region, with sessions being held from April 4 until May 2. The sessions come in light of the changes to financial parameters of Council’s budget, such as changes to the rate base, government grants and Council’s current debt of $166m. “I am committed to keeping rate rises for the 2013/14 financial year for the Rockhampton Region as low as possible.” Mayor Strelow said. “To do this we need to rethink what we do and I am seeking assistance from the community to establish what options need to be considered.” The local session saw Mayor Strelow put forward a series of scenarios, each proposing possible changes to the way Council currently does business that might save money. Scenarios presented on the evening included possible changes to Rockhampton’s Heritage Village, Southside Pool, Art Gallery, Airport, the Community Technology Centre and the mowing of various parks and gardens. Participants were then given the opportunity to vote on which options they believed to be best, followed by an opportunity for Council related questions toward the end of the night.


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Mayor Strelow is now encouraging residents who weren’t able to attend the local session in person to share their views via a survey- available both online and hard copy. “I understand for some people it’s difficult to get to a session in person for various reasons, and I want to give those people the same opportunity to share their views,” Mayor Strelow said. “The same questions asked during the in person sessions will be asked of those responding to the survey and there will also be an opportunity to note additional feedback and suggestions.”

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A video of the presentation is also to be made available online, providing explanations for each of the scenarios put forward. “Some of what we’re looking at, particularly any proposals regarding the sale of the airport, are quite complex so we are hoping people will really take the chance to understand the situation and what the options are, then give us their opinion.” Mayor Strelow said. The workshop and survey results will be gathered and will assist in the compilation of the new Council budget that is being prepared by the Mayor for Council to decide upon. Anyone wishing to complete the survey can do so online at or by requesting a paper version by calling Council on 1300 22 55 77.


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It was certainly an ‘egg-citing’ day at the Red Frog on Wednesday, March 27; as children and members of the Red Frog team celebrated the coming of Easter with our very own Easter Bonnet Parade.

The day saw our rooms filled with excitement, as the children proudly presented the Easter hats they had made or decorated at home (with the help of their families) in the lead up to the special event. There was no denying that family members hatched some very impressive ideas for the Easter hats – with creativity and cuteness evident in each and every design. The children later presented their beautiful hats to parents, friends, educators and other children within the centre – taking part in our afternoon Easter Bonnet Parade. Thank you to everyone who helped out with these hats and joined us to make this day as great as it was.

Pictured (above): Charlie.

Pictured: Jakai and Tyson present their Easter hats.

Pictured (above): Kody, Sienna, Aston, Miley, Brayden, Bree-niece, Brock, Ykeyta, Dallas and Shayla.

Morning tea at the John Cani Last Tuesday proved an exciting day for members of Kindy Care; when we were invited to the John Cani Hostel to have morning tea and read for International story reading day. This excursion allowed the children to interact with senior community members and develop connections between the childhood setting and local community. Together the children and residents enjoyed morning tea along with much discussion. With the children showing great confidence, we all then read ‘Dear Zoo’ by Rod Campbell whilst doing sign language to the words. The children had a most enjoyable time, eager to go back again. A very big thank you to the John Cani Staff and residents for making us feel so welcome. Director Lisa Wyvill and Staff. Pictured (above): Blake and Dot enjoying the morning. Pictured (right): Enid and Caidence. Photos supplied.

‘HIPPY’ brings new learning opportunities to Mount Morgan Children and families in the Mt Morgan area are set to benefit from an innovative program being relaunched locally in the coming weeks. HIPPY, the Home Intervention Program for Parents and Youngsters is a free program aimed at helping parents and children in Mount Morgan to have the best possible start at school. It is run through a partnership with Australian Red Cross and HIPPY Australia. Delivered through both home visiting and parent groups, HIPPY provides free activities, books and materials to families as well as dedicated support from a home tutor. Local Coordinator is Imogen Gregg-Auriac. “We are thrilled to be able to offer a HIPPY place to every child starting prep next year in Mount Morgan,” she said. “The activities provided are both fun and educational and can help children learn key skills before they start school.” The program also continues to support families in the first year of prep school. The program is funded through the Australian Government and is licensed by the Brotherhood of St Laurence. The Australian Red Cross is proud to be the partner agency coordinating HIPPY Mount Morgan. Anyone wanting to enrol their child or just to find out more should text HIPPY to 0477 761 511. Article supplied.


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April meeting: Last Thursday saw the Mount Morgan Pensioners and Superannuates League hold the April meeting at the Mount Morgan School of Arts. The meeting saw discussion and early preparations commence for Mount Morgan’s 2013 Senior Week Celebrations; set to be held during August. We look forward to providing the community with further details on this event in the upcoming weeks. Membership and meetings: We are always eager to welcome new members to our group. If you are a pensioner or self-funded retiree, and would be interested in becoming a member, please feel free to come along to our next meeting.

Happy birthday to local resident, Margaret Sealy, who celebrated her 65th birthday on March 30th. Pictured, the birthday gal enjoys her birthday celebrations, held last month at the Cambridge Hotel.

Meetings are held monthly on the second Pension Thursday of each month - 12:30pm at the School of Arts Hall. Meetings are then followed by an afternoon tea and social from 1:30pm. Pictured: Last week’s meeting saw Jim Lynch - a new member, bring along his guitar and entertain with ballad type songs. Photo by Cherith Weis.

Pictured are some of the group: Jill Hall; Ann Dwyer; Noeline Crone; Lyn Thomas with Margaret Sealy.

It’s now less than one month until the 2013 Golden Mount Festival!!

Happy birthday to John Ramm, who celebrates his 60th birthday on the 18th of April!

Don’t forget, this year sees some exciting changes – with the official opening for the festivities taking place on the Friday evening (May 3rd) at the Mount Morgan Dam!

Love and best wishes, Rhonda, Nathan, Kevin & Family & Mum.

This is set to include children’s rides, live entertainment, fireworks and much more. We are also pleased to announce that the winners of the MMPAD Pride in your Town Community Awards will be announced during the evening. We hope you are all eager to help us see the Mount Morgan Dam shine bright for the Friday celebrations, and provide a personalised lantern! For some great tips and tricks on how to make your very own lantern, head online to our Facebook page. For more information on the Festival, head to the Golden Mount Festival website: or phone 0429 542 019.


People in Profile: Ashlee Reneé Wyvill


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By Heather Quarry Born in Rockhampton on the 14th of December 1995, Ashlee is one of three girls. She has always been an energetic bundle of joy. Growing up in Mount Morgan she proudly states, has been a wonderful experience. Speaking on family and friends Ashlee said: “My parents do so much for us kids. We get out a lot but enjoy having our stay at home time” Ashlee says with the biggest smile. “Family and friends have always been a big thing with me. You can’t lose family time. It is very important”. Ashlee attended her primary and secondary school years at the local schools in Mount Morgan and for a long time she loved mathematics. Drama was another area Ashlee enjoyed but needed to change that subject because it wasn’t in the line she was going to take. Hospitality, biology and construction were three other subjects Ashlee had a passion for. “I’m really good in the kitchen and that worked really well. I would even consider becoming a chef in future years. I loved the construction class and was awarded for my efforts in this subject. The class had to build a large cubby house which was nearly completed by the end of the year. We handed it over for the year elevens to complete so that was a good feeling.” Red is Ashlee’s favourite colour and her favourite sports are netball and swimming. Becoming a professional netballer is another area of consideration she has been contemplating for the future. Currently playing A Reserves for the Runaways is giving her the experience needed for the challenge. Swimming is yet another passion Ashlee has excelled in. Proof of this is shown with pride when she proudly says she got Age Champion at school three years in a row. Finishing school held a lot of mixed emotions for Ashlee. At the beginning of year twelve most of the students were organising who they wanted as their partners for the end of year formal. Ashlee and Codie Evans were both shy but knew they wanted to partner each other for this special event. It wasn’t until mid year they brought up the subject of partners and agreed it would be nice if they went together. “I bought my dress from Hills in Hollywood. As soon as I laid my eyes on it I knew straight away it was the one. My auntie and my mother agreed.” It was an extremely nerve wracking yet exciting time for Ashlee realising she was about to finish school and head into the real world to try many new experiences. “I think the day before was more meaningful because we were signing shirts for people saying what we loved about each other. I sat back watching classmates for awhile and realised this was goodbye. It was sad but it was good”. Even though Ashlee is still in her teenage years, she has adopted a very mature outlook on life and isn’t afraid to set herself goals as she continues her life’s journey.

“My first real job was with IGA in Mount Morgan. I’ve been there two years in July. It has been excellent working there and everyone is nice to each other. Deb and Hugh are really nice. They take their job seriously but are still always there for all the staff even if we just need someone to talk to.” Ashlee wants to fit in as many things as she can as she gets older, because she believes life is too short to stick to one thing. Becoming a physio therapist for the army and getting into a school of performing arts in Melbourne where she could study singing, acting and dancing (hip hop being her favourite style) are two other areas she would like to work towards. Youtube has a clip of Ashlee and her sister performing Safe and Sound on variety night in Mount Morgan. Performing on stage was something she’d definitely like to do more of at some time. When asked which lifestyle preferences she has at this time she explains how she loves the country style living at her home down Razor Back. “It’s good living out here. Being quiet and secluded you can relax and do what you want. I love our dogs and enjoy sketching so it is perfect here. Living closer to town is good for when you need to get to work or into the business areas but I like where I am”. Seeing some of Ashlee’s sketches it is easy to see she has a natural flair for this type of art form. There isn’t a favourite style in Ashlee’s fashion likes but she says she does like to dress *City Chick* style when going out. She doesn’t wear dresses often but has some favourites for special occasions. When at home on the family’s ten acre block she prefers to be comfortable in her trackies and tops. Ashlee also has thoughts of becoming a tattoo art designer, another interest in her busy young life that can hopefully be revealed in a future issue of the People in Profile page of your local paper. May all her dreams come true.

Know of a local or two who should appear in an upcoming People in Profile? Email the Mount Morgan Promotion and Development office: or phone Heather on: 0438 135 213.




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Now Stocking: parts & auto accessories!

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M.A.W. Mowing & Handyman Services Mr Mark Williamson PO Box 9649, Park Avenue 4702 “Lawns fear me women want me”

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Phone Jason on 4926 1001 Mobile 0419 175 338

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Extra TV Outlets Telephone Extensions ADSL Central Filters For Broadband Internet Mount Morgan - Wowan Dululu - Bouldercombe Eric J. Stevenson ACMA Lic. T14409

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Come in for a sit down meal, or take away.

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Roofs airless sprayed from $1,700, Gutters & Facia from $250, Exteriors gurneyed from $300 All materials supplied at trade price Pensioner discount on Painting. Prices apply only in Mt Morgan area.

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Burgers, fish and chips, meals- lunch and dinner, fresh donuts and much more! Phone: 49381 808 65 Morgan Street (Formerly Rainbow Cafe)



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Domestic & Commercial Work

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CONCREATURE CONCRETING SERVICE All aspects concreting Restoration old slabs a specialty Exposed - Colour - Stencil Jobs under $3000 value

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International Mi n i s t r i e s

Mount Morgan Community Fellowship welcomes you to

House Church Where: Conference room, Footbridge Corner Mt Morgan When: Every Sunday, 9:30 cuppa & fellowship with a 10:00 am start. All Inquiries - Phone: 49 382 137 / 0419 726 780 /

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I wish to advise that the store will only be open for half days during the upcoming months due to circumstances beyond my control. This is something I did not want to do, however have no choice and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bella is a shar pei or rolly dog. She went missing in Mount Morgan on the 26th of March, near William street. She is 4 months old, sandy in colour and was wearing a red collar. Reward ($200) for her return or location. If you have seen her or know any thing please call Narelle on 0447 196 613.

I hope this change in trading hours will not cause many of you to stop shopping with us, as Sharon and Sharryn will still be working – so please come in and say hello. We would like to thank you, the customers, for shopping local. Without you, Sharon and Sharryn wouldn’t have this current employment. Everything will remain the same – it is just the hours of trade that I have had to shorten. Once again, I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Anna.

Hours of Trade (as of 8th of April): Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 1:30pm Saturday: 8:30am – 12 noon.

Mount Morgan residents are invited to attend a community information meeting to be held on the evening of Tuesday 23 April in Mount Morgan. The meeting will hear from a number of speakers who will discuss the future management of the mine site, including representatives of the Department of Natural Resources and Mines. Further details on how to register for the meeting will be made available to residents and interested groups shortly.

Ted Malone MP Member for Mirani

Public Notice


WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING AsBEsTOs AsBEsTOs CONTAINING MATERIALs OR OThER hAzARDOus WAsTEs after Friday 26 April 2013 Due to site limitations, the Gracemere Landfill will not be able to accept Asbestos / Asbestos Containing Materials or other Hazardous Wastes after 26.4.13. These products continue to be accepted at the Lakes Creek Road Landfill in Rockhampton and Yeppoon Landfill.

(Existing hazardous waste acceptance conditions and 48 hours notice period continues to apply) DUMPING OF MATERIAL OF THIS KIND AFTER THIS DATE WILL BE CONSIDERED AN OFFENCE

PO Box 56, Sarina Qld 4737 Telephone: 07 4956 1555 Fax : 07 4956 1980 Freecall: 1800 812 340 Email:

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Rockhampton Regional Waste & Recycling


TENNIS: Kabra Sports & Recreation Club plays weekly. Please call Greer on 49381580 after 6pm most nights. MOUNT MORGAN POOL: Thompson Avenue.

Game results – Mount Morgan vs Bilo:

Mount Morgan Rugby Club fans... Rugby season has arrived!

Mon to Fri: 7:30am - 5:30pm / Sat - 12 noon - 4pm, / Sun- 12 noon - 4pm. Exercise activities also available:

Last weekend saw the arrival of 2013 rugby season. On Saturday the 6th of April, the Mount Morgan Rugby Club kicked off their 2013 season with a home game against Bilo.


With many players absent due to work commitments, the team had limited players to fill the squad. This didn’t deter the players who were able to play. The team came away with a spectacular win with a final score of 28-5.

Boxercise, adult and children squads and Aqua Fit. Please phone Jason on 07 4938 1500 for further details.

Anyone wishing to start or restart their golf is welcome to join us on Thursday and Sunday mornings (your first game is free). Juniors training- Sat mornings, 8:30am. All welcome. Includes tuition and nibblies. Clubs supplied from the start. Ladies Day- Tuesdays, 7am. 18 prize raffles- drawn at Railway Hotel 8pm Fridays. Including Jag the Joker. Phone the Golf Club on: 4938 1220 for enquiries. Mt Morgan Men’s Open Championships, April 28. Contact Doug Wooffindin for further details: 0409580832


Dee Bowls Club: Burnett Hwy (between the Caravan Parks). Ladies Bowling Club day on Tues at 9am; Mixed bowls on Thurs at 2.30pm start, names in by 2.15pm; Friday Members Draw at 5pm. Barefoot Bowls - Sunday at 3pm. Function Room available for bookings. Contact Clubhouse- phone/fax: 4938 1090. Find us on Facebook for updates.

During the course of the game a few players from both teams came away with injuries. The boys played a great game. Jerry Bray scored one try, Scott Toby kicked two conversions, Todd Toby scored 1 try and kicked two conversions, and Nathan O’Brien and Troy LaMaster both scored a try each. Over the course of the day a lucky number board was going around the crowd, for a chance to win $100 and the winner of this board was Kerry Edwards, who picked Number 57. Congratulations Kerry. We would like to thank everyone who came down to support the club and everyone who bought a number in the lucky number board.

Welfare Bowls Club: Bowls times have returned to normal - Tuesdays: Names in by 1pm for a 1.30pm start. Friday Nights: Names in by 6pm for a 6.30pm start. Sunday mornings, name in by 9am for a 9.30am start. For further information, like us on Facebook, Mt. Morgan Welfare Bowls Club, or phone the club: 4938 1131. We are situated at 28 Thompson Avenue. Indoor Bowls Club: Saturdays at the Uniting Church Hall East Street at 2pm. $2, includes light refreshments. For more information phone the Secretary, Babs Belfield: 4938 1028. Please note - a full list of local meetings and activities can be found at the Morgan Street community noticebaord from the MMPAD office (61 Morgan Street). This list will be printed in the next issue of the Argus.


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Upcoming games:

The draw for the next few weeks are as follows: Round 2: 13th April- Home game: Mt Morgan V Boars, Mount Morgan Newman Oval, 3pm. Round 3: 20th April- BYE Round 4: 27th April- Mt Morgan V Dawson Reserve, Mount Morgan Newman Oval, 3pm. Round 5: 4th May- Mt Morgan V Colts at Colts, 2pm. Round 6: 11th May- Mt Morgan V Bilo at Bilo, 3pm.

AGM results:

Last month saw Mount Morgan Rugby Union’s Annual General Meeting held. The Rugby Union Committee are pleased to announce this meeting’s results and the 2013 executive as follows: President – BJ Howie Vice President – Troy LaMaster Secretary – Natashia Griffiths Treasurer – Di Coburn Article written By Natashia Griffiths.


Hello to all our lovely fisher people who work the water in our lovely Dam. There has been alot of water about and our Dam has gone over a few times of late. I do hope we have not lost too many of our new fingerlings. Let’s talk about Red Claw!: There’s a few about and I have seen the odd clever kid snorkeling for them lately. Good size catches I thought, but what about those of us who aren’t too keen on getting wet?

Mountain Mick’s Saveloy & Bacon Cheesy Pasta Bake

What bait are you using in your opera house pot? Well, a short time ago I tried out the following: Cat food; BBQ chicken wings; potato, garlic and spring onion mix; mango; pawpaw and rockmelon. I found that rockmelon caught the most, followed by pawpaw and mango. I caught a couple on the pet food, and very surprisingly – none on the potato mix that my son Cameron swears by. Give it a go on the weekend young ones – red claw are great to eat! There are a few things you need to remember though: there is a bag limit of 40, females with roe or eggs must be returned to the Dam, pots must be marked with your name on the pot and float, and the maximum number of pots is 4. My tip is to try using apples – they’re cheap and easy to carry on your bike. Cut them into quarters okay.

Yellow Belly:

Okay you young and not so young fisher people, let’s talk about our yellow belly - scientific name being Macquaria Ambigua – a mouthful for sure! I’m not going to bore you with a lot of stuff about them, but I can tell you where I catch mine... Slightly to the right of the picnic tables and covered seating area, about ten metres out – there is a ledge. Further right towards the wall there is a buoy (ie float) – there is another ledge there. 50 metres to the left of the boatramp and it can be productive. Finally, directly across from my first point on the other side of the Dam is another ledge. Good fish lie under those rock ledges and pick up bait as they cruise by. As I pick up a good fish, another takes its place. I only use lures and soft plastics, but give it a try.

Crayfish cooking:

Sorry people, I’m digressing again. My mind did wander a twist to the last feed of those little critters I had, and I cooked them as follows: Cut the crayfish lengthways, remove the organs and shell around the head. Rinse, shake or pat dry with a towel. Marinate for 12 hours in garlic, butter, sweet chilli sauce or satay, then chuck on the BBQ! Tight lines, Bill the Painter.

Here’s one for the little kids and the big kids; it’s cheap to make, it goes a long way and fills you up. And yes, you can add a bit of chilli if you like but it’s great without it. It also freezes well and is great as a side dish with some grilled chicken breast or fish or beside a savory mince – perfect for a school holiday dinner or for a quick re-heat breakfast on a piece of buttered toast. It’s so cheap to make you could make a couple and freeze them for when family and friends drop over and stay too long. It also goes great beside a few homemade pizzas and a few cold beers (soft drinks for the little kids) while watching the footy. Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients: •1pkt Penne pasta (per-cooked) •1 cup diced bacon (3 rashes) •2 saveloy sliced or diced Devon or Polish sausage •2 medium onions, diced •3 cloves of garlic (crushed) •½ teaspoon black pepper •½ teaspoon salt •1 teaspoon oregano •1 teaspoon basil •2 ½ tablespoons sweet paprika •680 mls of Passata sauce •220 gm Easy Cream Cheese Spread •1 cup chicken stock •2 cups of Mozzarella cheese Method: Saute the saveloys in a little olive oil until a little bit brown. Add onions and bacon until onion is translucent. Now add garlic, herbs and spices. Stir in together and cook for 2 minutes. Add the Passato Sauce. Once Passata sauce is heated up, add cream cheese. Once cream cheese is melted, add chicken stock. Cook until sauce is combined and an even colour. Now, place the precooked pasta (I leave it a little under cooked - a bit harder than you would normally serve it). Put in large baking tray and now pour the cooked sauce over the pasta. Stir the sauce through the pasta covering it evenly, and cover lightly with 2 cups of grated Mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle lightly with Parmesan cheese. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes in the middle of the oven at 190 degrees.

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Public Notices


The next will be distributed Thursday, AprilShow 25. Notice of issue meeting: Mount Morgan Agricultural Please invites note, cutoff for all inclusions is strictly 2pm Society all Show Society Members, Volunteers Friday, 19. you BBQ at the and interested people toApril a thank Showgrounds, Sunday 11th Sep 2011. With a meeting and idea forum session to follow. Please RSVP for catering by Friday 9th Sep: 04032 92061


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Easter raffle-winner: The Mount Morgan QCWA would Research information request: Information is like to congratulate Kev Gunsler project. - who won the Easter being sought for an upcoming If you know hamper. sincere thank youregarding: to all who purchased tickets. of any Apast information Nessie Chardon, the Mount Morgan School of Arts and Library, please Neighbourhood Watch: The Mt Morgan Neighbourhood phone John on: 4938 2548 / 0429 055 165 or email: Watch Committee are pleased to announce that a new Neighbourhood Watch has been formed in Mt Morgan. All are welcome attend the next setaccuracy for 2pm Mount MorgantoPhonebook: To meeting, ensure the Saturday, May 11, at thethe Footbridge Corner. of all details within new local directories, local residents are encouraged to provide residential details to the MMPAD Office. If you have had a change of address, a change of name or would not like your NEED AN ELECTRICIAN?: RJ Electrician Ptyin Ltd. contact details included (if details have been past Phone: 0431 576 101. prints), please contact the MMPAD Office at: 61 Morgan Street Mount Morgan or email: mmpad@ WORK WANTED: Trailer repairs, small welding jobs, gates made to order. Phone Peter: 4938 2965 / 0411 893 778.



ALLSORTS - WHEN YOU NEED SOMETHING WORKHandyman, WANTED: Fencing, small welding jobs, DONE: home maintenance, mowing, trees lopped, chain saw work rubbish removed. gardening, rubbish removal andand cleaning. Call Clayton on 0401 38149382965 436. PH: Peter or 0411 893778. PLANTS FOR SALE:Operator indoor and varieties, WANTED: Slasher/ foroutdoor 8 acre block in from $2. Oil. Mount Morgan. phone: 0401004 381 221. 436. Struck Please phonePlease Sharon on: 0417 FOR RENT:SALE: Mount Saturday Morgan House. 2 bedroom, quiet GARAGE 3rd Septmber (Only after location, close to shops, would suit elderly couple. 7:00am). 25 Crown Street, Mount Morgan. $165.00 per week. Phone 0448 394 777 for details.

LOST DOG: Buddy,Small, male,reliable black and silver silky WANTED TO BUY: automatic terrier car cross. Wearing collar with tag and 4938 flea collar. granny - for female uni student. Phone: 1644. Missing from River Street, Sunday Aug 14. Reward offered. Phone Anne: 0434 592 065.

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April 13: Blue Care Auxiliary Trash & Treasure. 8amSep 7: Swinging Bridge Community Consultation Meeting, 12noon. 21 Gordon Street. April 16: Services Mount Morgan Safe & Confident Living Community Hall, 6pm. Social Group Meeting, 2:30pm. Sep 9: Diggin’It! Gardening Comp - nominations open. April 20: Mount Morgan Safe & Confident Living Sept 10:Group GMF street Cent Sale. Social stall.Saint Mary’s, 2pm April10: 20: Cent Sale. 2pm, doors 1pm. Sept Grocery Cent CWA Sale atHall. QCWA Hall, Eastopen St, 2pm. Hosted Mt Barefoot Morgan Arts and Craft Inc. Sept 18:by GMF Bowls. 1pm. Dee Bowls Club. April 20: Dance to Billy Lawton. 7:30pm, Community Oct 1: “Spring Social” at St Marys Church, 2pm.light Services Hall. Time Bar operating, lucky door - raffle, Oct 8: State School P&C Car Boot Sale. State School supper. Entry fees: children- $2, adults- $6. April 23: Big Cook, Little Cook. Program launch. grounds, 8am1pm. Please phone the Salvation Army for details: 4923 5600. April 24: Safe & Confident Living bus trip - Yeppoon and Emu Park. Phone: 49381705. April 25: ANZAC Day. Dawn Service: 4:30am, ANZAC Park/ Mount March: marshalling at Shcool of Arts, Morgan 10:30am for 10:45am step off/ Day Service: 11am, ANZAC Park. Phone Mike on 4938 2213 for details. Regular 28: Live Entertainment JoinOpen Our Social Club April Mt Morgan Men’s Championships. Please contact Doug Wooffindin: 0409580832. Raffles Fridays & Saturdays Coldest Beer in Mt Morgan April 27: Big Cuppa for Cancer. 10am, QCWA Hall, Airconditioned Motel Units Party venue & Catering Available East Street. Dress in green. All welcome. May 11: Blue Care Auxiliary Trash & Treasure. 8am12noon. 21 Gordon Street. May 11: Cent Sale. Saint Mary’s Church Hall, 2pm. Good prizes, raffles, tea & coffee served before 2pm.

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FINLAYSON & McKENZIE FUNERALS Mount Morgan Division Sandi Wood (nee Inslay) from Mount Morgan was born and raised within the Mount and is well aware of the needs of the Mount Morgan community. Sandi is Mount Morgan’s funeral consultant and is available for all funeral advice. Contact Sandi for more information and competitive prices with burials cremations or prepaid funerals

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Mount Morgan Argus - Issue 7  

Catch this issue for details of an exciting upgrade for the community garden, an article on a community dance held for two much loved locals...

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