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MORE TO LOVE The editor’s desk Congratulations go to Warwick’s John Brady on being awarded an Order of Australia Medal in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday honours (see story next page). John is one of a band of community leaders in our region who tirelessly dedicate countless hours of volunteer service to help enrich our social fabric and pass on knowledge and insights to others. In John’s case local ambulance services and the Southern Downs Steam Railway are two valuable local organisations which benefit from his contribution, along with others. A shout-out must also go to Bob Keogh - who nominated John for his OAM after more than 60 years of mateship - and who is himself another true local legend. John is right when he says no-one of any age should say there’s nothing to do around here - there are hundreds of community groups across the Southern Downs and Granite Belt regions who will welcome new volunteers with open arms. Volunteering also has personal and health benefits - it can lead to positive social interaction and can help if you’re feeling down and disconnected, or perhaps are new to the region and don’t know a lot of locals. Well done once again to John for his spirit of service - well and truly recognised by this much-deserved national honour. ● - Jeremy Sollars













SOLAR FIGHT STILL ON Sladevale and Mount Tabor residents remain bitterly disappointed about the council's approval of a massive solar farm in the valley - but are not taking the decision lying down - more on pages 6 and 9.

COUNTRY PRESS AWARDS The Free Times did well at the 2018 Queensland Country Press Association awards last Friday night - again proving we're "well and truly read" - page 8.

GARDEN TIME Free Times gardening guru Beatrice Hawkins talks apples - and what's coming up in local gardening circles check out her latest offering on page 11.

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John Brady OAM has been connected with ambulance services for more than 50 years. of the local Masonic Temple Board. "You don't do these things for the honours, but it's nice to have some recognition," John told the Free Times this week.

"There are so many things people in this community can get involved in - there's no reason for anyone to say there's nothing to do in Warwick." John said the most rewarding aspect of being an ambo was "seeing people when they're at their worst and feeling like you've done something to help them come out the other end and recover". John's official OAM citation reads ... 'Mr John Herbert BRADY, Warwick Qld 4370 - For service to the community of Warwick'. COMMUNITY SERVICE · Chief Maintenance Officer and Engineer, Southern Downs Steam Railway, since 2001 · Chairman, P&C Association, Warwick East State School · Committee Member, P&C Association, Warwick State High School · Deputy Chairman, Retired and Serving Ambulance Officers Association · Treasurer, Masonic Temple Board · Volunteer, St Mark's Anglican Church · Former Fitter and Turner, Queensland Rail

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Ross Bartley and Noel McConville are pleased the Saleyards will remain council-operated and say the council has learned a lesson in community consultation.


at the meeting - many of whom had been expecting it to be a lengthy and fiery affair had the lease-out plan gone ahead - were unexpectedly able to make it home in time for the game, having speculated about the dubious nature of the timing of the meeting. Last week's announcement ended close

to a year of uncertainty for users of the Warwick Saleyards, many of whom feared leasing the facility out to a private operator would have seen fees go through the roof. Users worried that both sellers and buyers could have been driven away to other saleyards or online.



he region's livestock producers are rejoicing at the news the Warwick Saleyards will remain counciloperated - but they're also keeping a watchful eye on them.

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Agents were also fearful of a massive spike in affiliation fees which could have forced them to shed staff. The Southern Downs Regional Council has never revealed the identity of the preferred tenderer, but given agents were last December shown a fee schedule proposed by Regional Livestock Exchanges (RLX) it was assumed they were the party concerned. RLX operates saleyards at Gracemere, Tamworth, Inverell and several in Victoria. They did not respond to a request for comment from the Free Times this week. Cr Dobie told last week's meeting the preferred tenderer in the end had been offered a management agreement as opposed to a lease. She did not explain why but said the terms of the management agreement were "more restrictive" than those of a lease, and that the preferred tenderer had told the council it would not accept the council's terms. It is understood the Saleyards Advisory Committee may have recommended the management agreement option so the council could continue to set the Saleyards fees, whereas a lessee would have been able to set their own. Membership of the Saleyards Advisory Committee has always been unclear due to confidentiality of meetings and suppression of minutes but Cr Dobie said all along the council would be guided by its advice in relation to the leasing options. When asked from the floor of last week's meeting if the council would consider proceeding down the leasing path again, Cr Dobie stated that would not happen "during the term of the current council". The mayor did say the Saleyards "must continue to pay their own way" and "there is always room for improvement". The council's chief executive officer David Keenan said income from the Saleyards' operations would be directed back into their upkeep through a "restricted cash reserve", unlike in the past where profits went into the council's general revenue streams. The public meeting was also told acting superintendent John Bourke had resigned and the council was recruiting a replacement. Cr Dobie and Mr Keenan questioned the ability of the Saleyards to expand in the future given what they said was the floodprone status of vacant areas on the site. A comment from one local at the meeting that the council could "do a Bunnings and fill it in" drew a round of laughter.

Saleyards canteen lessee Mark Bradford.

RELIEF ALL ROUND ... One person who's particularly relieved that the Saleyards will remain councilcontrolled is canteen lessee Mark Bradford. Mark serves hot tucker and cuppas to around 50 customers each cattle and

A WATCHING BRIEF ... Despite the mayor's assurances many producers remain wary of any possible future move to out-source the Saleyards, convinced the council still wants to divest itself of direct responsibility for the facility and get rid of three existing staff positions. Former Southern Downs Deputy Mayor Ross Bartley and Swan Creek cattleman Noel McConville have been at the forefront of a community campaign to keep the Warwick Saleyards in council's hands. They organised a public meeting last August at the Freestone Memorial Hall to protest against the lease plan - and the council's Invasive Pest Control Scheme attended by more than 600 producers from across the region. Ross told the Free Times this week he believed that meeting was the "tipping point" and that he believed the council's decision to scrap the lease-out plan was "political rather than strategic", and was in response to pressure from the community. "The current councillors in my view are

sheep sale day and has a good revenue stream from the canteen. His 12-month lease was renewed a week before the Town Hall meeting and the caterer says he now has peace of mind. "I was somewhat worried," he told thinking about their political futures," Ross said. "I think the biggest thing they've learned from this exercise is that they have to consult the community before they make decisions - not decide first and then try and sell it. "I have a distinct recollection of the mayor saying at the Freestone meeting she had made up her mind and the Saleyards were going to be leased out. "I also took exception to her comment at the meeting last week that previous councils did not invest in the Saleyards, which is not correct. "The upgraded weighing facilities and the truck wash - which is a major earner both pre-date this current council." Ross said the existing Saleyards were more than adequate to service the needs of users and rated well in comparison to others around the state, being "all steel" unlike those at Gracemere and elsewhere. He also pointed out Warwick is the state's only remaining sheep selling centre. He said if Toowoomba Regional Council

the Free Times this week. "If the Saleyards had been leased out I could well have lost my job - or the new operator might have bought me out or put the rent up. "So yes it's a good outcome for me." â—? established a new saleyards at Pittsworth, Millmerran or Clifton as is rumoured, Warwick's facility would need to remain competitive. "Sales are conducted efficiently, it's conveniently located for producers from outside the region and the current fee structure doesn't act as a disincentive for people to sell here. "It also makes money - obviously if the yards were losing money you'd have to do something. "Why try to fix something that isn't broken?" Noel McConville said he and other livestock producers were prepared to take Cr Dobie "at her word". "It's the right decision and that's all we can do, but we'll keep a watchful eye out," Noel said this week. "Our objective has always been to ensure these yards remain a municipal facility, a publicly-operated facility. "The users of the Saleyards are certainly very pleased with the ultimate outcome." â—?

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SOLAR FARM FIGHT "NOT OVER YET" Residents who opposed a massive solar farm approved by the Southern Downs Regional Council last week at Sladevale north of Warwick are not giving up the fight. As reported online by the Free Times councillors at a special meeting last Wednesday 6 June voted five to four in favour of approval of the plan by renewable energy company Terrain Solar to install 250,000 solar panels over 300 acres of prime agricultural land in the fertile 'Campbell Plains' valley. But to add insult to injury it appears the solar farm was the subject of a pre-approved deal between Terrain Solar and the University of Queensland (UQ), with the university set to take over the project when construction starts later this year. A media release was issued by UQ around 4.30pm last Wednesday announcing the deal - less than two hours after councillors voted on Terrain Solar's application. The media release was embargoed until midnight on Thursday but the Free Times chose to ignore the embargo and published details of the UQ deal late on Wednesday on our website, due to the significant public interest in the issue. The council's chief executive officer David Keenan has since advised the council will not respond to any media enquiries on any council topic from the Free Times for at least the next three months.

A photo montage of the visual impact of the solar farm on the Sladevale valley, also known as Campbells Plains. Terrain Solar says construction will begin "later this year", at which time UQ will take over the project. (Image supplied). We had asked the council last week what level of knowledge Mayor Tracy Dobie and the councillors had of the UQ-Terrain Solar deal before their special meeting but did not receive a response. UQ says it will invest $125 million in the project, saying Warwick will become "a showpiece for sustainable energy research and education". Voting in favour of the Terrain Solar application were Mayor Tracy Dobie, Deputy Mayor Jo McNally and councillors Yve Stocks, Rod Kelly and Sheryl Windle. Those in the 'no' camp were councillors Vic Pennisi, Cameron Gow, Marika

McNichol and Neil Meikejohn. Residents present in the public gallery at the special meeting labelled the approval "disgraceful". But what they didn't know at the time was that the deal between Terrain Solar and UQ had already been done. In the UQ media release Vice-Chancellor Peter Hoj was quoted as welcoming "Southern Downs Regional Council's development approval for the project, which is expected to provide more than 100 jobs during construction, and several on-going positions". "This 64 megawatt (MW) solar farm will be an asset to the region, providing research, teaching and engagement opportunities on the Southern Downs, in addition to the environmental and financial benefits," Professor Hoj said. "Six to seven jobs will be supported by the project for its planned 25-year life, and I commend councillors for positioning the Southern Downs as part of the future of the renewable energy industry. "UQ has more than seven years of experience managing solar PV assets, with almost 50,000 solar panels at campuses in Brisbane and Gatton. "The University will take ownership of the Warwick project from specialist renewable energy developer Terrain Solar once construction starts." The Free Times this week asked both the University of Queensland and Terrain Solar

for details of their negotiations and when they were concluded, but had not received a response from either by time of printing of this week's edition. Residents of both Sladevale and nearby Mount Tabor are concerned about the loss of 'Class A' agricultural land, the impact on the scenic values of the valley, stormwater run-off, health impacts and property de-valuation.

FIGHT NOT OVER YET ... Sladevale resident Mark Pierce - who helped to coordinate local community opposition to the Terrain Solar project - this week said residents were still coming to terms with the council's approval. A comment made at the special meeting by Councillor Sheryl Windle - who moved the approval resolution - that the solar farm could become a "tourist attraction" drew laughter from residents at the meeting. But Mark said in light of statements by UQ that the solar farm under their operation could be a visitor drawcard for Warwick put the pre-arranged deal with Terrain Solar into perspective. "Obviously they (councillors) knew about it beforehand - it does explain the tourism comment," Mark told the Free Times. "People are still feeling pretty upset about the decision - they can't understand why a solar farm can't be located even 20 kilometres further away, instead of on prime farming land," he said. Continued to page 9

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NEWS "We're seeking responses from the university - it's possible they aren't fully aware of all the issues and concerns. "At the end of the day this is still prime agricultural land - it seems a bit ironic that Queensland Uni has a connection with the Hermitage Research Station just on the other side of Warwick. "We'll also look at going to the new state body on local government as we're not convinced the council has acted fairly in the way they've made this decision the councillors who voted no said at the meeting they didn't feel they had enough information to be confident in their decision. "So we're not giving up just yet. "Another media outlet asked me if we (the residents) were pleased the solar farm won't be taken over by foreign interests. "I told them this was worse - this is the University of Queensland ruining good ag land."


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IN BRIEF Murals give us a lift Last week we ran a story contributed by Inglewood’s Mavis Stower about two new murals brightening up town. We featured a photo of the mural now gracing Wright’s Budget Accommodation here’s the one on the Royal Hotel, depicting a horse-drawn coach travelling towards an artist’s impression of the original wooden building housing the Royal in 1910. Both murals were created by Brisbane artist James Ellis. ●

Staff paid to go The Southern Downs Regional Council is understood to be offering a lump sum cash benefit of between $10,000 and $15,000 as an incentive for up to 10 of its employees to voluntarily leave their jobs by the end of the current financial year. It is understood interested staff have until tomorrow, Friday 15 June, to apply. The council did not respond to a query on the matter from the Free Times this week. ●

The new mural on Inglewood's Royal Hotel.

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Goondiwindi Regional Council has handed down its 2018/2019 budget with a 3% general rates rise, which the council said would effectively be 2.55% after the 15% early payment discount. Mayor Graeme Scheu said in the interests of “maintaining activity in the region” the council had adopted “a small operating deficit budget of $203,152 after the 2.55% rate increase”. “Council will also undertake a larger than average spend on asset renewal and new projects totalling $14,217,912,” he said. “This will result in council’s overall cash position decreasing by $2,865,857. “Council believes that this budget provides a prudent balance between investment now and for the future.” ●

Australians are living longer. And that means there’s a lot more life to enjoy. Whatever you’re looking forward to, the government has programs to assist Australians to be better prepared. The government is providing over $22 million to sporting and other local organisations to help you stay healthy, active and connected.

Waste dockets dumped Tenterfield Shire Council says free waste dockets the council has formerly provided with the annual rates notice will not be continued in the 2018/2019 financial year. With the adoption of the Operational Plan and Budget at the May 2018 Ordinary Meeting, the council resolved to discontinue the free waste dockets as they presented administrative difficulties for waste staff and there are many households in the community who could not utilise them. Instead the council is offering the option for all residents of the Tenterfield Shire to dispose of their waste for free at any of the council’s Transfer Stations for one week. Commencing Monday 23 July and concluding Sunday 29 July, the free waste days will operate during routine opening hours. Disposal of waste during Free Waste Week is limited to one time per household and proof of residency is required. General domestic waste only will be accepted and excludes those items specifically listed in the council’s Fees and Charges Schedule such as tyres, vehicle bodies, engine oil, chemicals, furniture including mattresses, white goods and asbestos. For more info and transfer station opening hours visit ●

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The countdown is on - Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has reminded companies and consumers that Country of Origin Labelling is just 20 days away. From July 1, products on supermarket shelves will be legally required to display country of origin information. "There's just 20 days to go until our country of origin labelling becomes law," Minister Littleproud said. "This is great news for customers and companies. "Aussie customers will be able to choose Australian and vote with their wallets. "Companies which source their products from Australia will be able to display it loud and proud and reap the rewards. For more information, visit www.industry. ●



A FEW SURPRISING APPLE FACTS... Do you know who is considered responsible for the saying “one bad apple spoils the bunch”, and what the science of apple growing is called? I looked up some fun things about apples for this week as I have been enjoying the new season apples for some weeks now. Every few years I see new varieties in the fruit shops but some of the old faithfuls remain...especially Granny Smiths. To my mind there is nothing as good for an eating apple as a good fresh ‘Granny’, and I have yet to find a better cooking apple. They are a truly versatile and a very Australian variety having been first known as a seedling in 1868 by Maria Ann Smith. Maria and her husband Thomas arrived in Australia in 1838 and already had three children when they established an orchard on North Road in Epping, and went on to have a further 13! She died in 1870 at 70 years of age and is buried in St Anne’s Anglican Churchyard Cemetery, Top Ryde. The ‘Granny Smith’ was exported widely and sold to the American Army in 1918. By the 1960s it had achieved worldwide fame for its flavour, versatility, beautiful green colour and keeping quality. It was the second most popular selling apple in England at this time. It seems the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” may be true. They have been found to reduce the incidence of stroke, protect and improve heart muscle, decrease the growth of some tumours and the incidence of some cancers. They are also fat and sodium free and a

over 25% of their volume is air. The flavour of apples, and particularly the Granny Smith, varies depending on the soil type and climate. It is a good variety for the home garden and grows in every state in Australia and requires less ‘chill’ than most others.


So many varieties on which to munch... good source of fibre and vitamin C. While I knew to put a banana in a bag with an avocado to speed ripening I did not know that putting an apple with potatoes will help keep the potatoes fresh and stop them from sprouting. Apples are a member of the rose family and the trees can typically live for 100 years

and have been known to live up to 200. The trees can grow to 40 feet high. The number 5 is special for apples with the word containing 5 letters, blossoms usually forming in clusters of 5 and the blossoms having 5 petals. The largest apple recorded weighed approximately 1.5 kgs. Apples float because

12th - Red Rose day 13th - Weed Your Garden Day 16th - Fresh Veggies Day and 17th - Eat Your Veggies Day!! I promise you I did not make these up. Don’t forget the Warwick Horticultural Society’s bus trip to Esk this Saturday on Fresh Veggies Day and get some new inspiration for your gardens. Tickets will be available until 4pm on Friday from Danny Lyons in Palmerin Street so it is not too late to decide to enjoy a day out. The ticket covers the bus trip, morning tea en route and entry to the venue. The society organises these events to promote gardening in our area and they are open to anyone who would like to come and enjoy a day out with like-minded people. Oh, and the answers to the questions at the beginning? The quote is attributed to Geoffery Chaucer, famous medieval poet, father of English literature, author of Canterbury Tales and who died on October 14th 1400, and the science of apple growing? ‘Pomology’! ●

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BY JEREMY SOLLARS Readers will no doubt have noticed a lot of hay being moved around the region as the dry conditions continue to put pressure on livestock feed supplies. Some producers are even resorting to harvesting roadside grass cut by council mowers, as serious talk starts of bringing in fodder and feed grain supplies from as far away as Western Australia. But while feed demand outstrips supply - and it will only worsen as winter drags on - Marty Kerlin of Pursehouse Rural in Warwick says producers he deals with remain "optimistic" about next spring and summer. "There's a real sense that 'we've been through this before', and that there's always someone worse off, like people further out west," Marty said this week. "That said, people here are obviously doing it tough and as far as feed quality they're happy really to get anything. "We have hay producers with long-term commitments to us and we've been lucky enough to be able to source some pockets of stored hay. "The commercial hay makers are trying to look after their local client-base - there's a sense of loyalty to the local market.

"But we are seeing feed coming into the market in this region from Victoria and South Australia. "There is a lot of uncertainty - even if we get rain over winter we're not going to see a lot of improvement to grass country anytime soon. "It's obviously an emotional time if you've been building a cattle herd and you've got cows in calf." Marty said small bales of lucerne are currently selling for between $15 and $19 "depending on quality" and that corn and sorghum stubble will soon start to hit the market in increasing quantities, with livestock being fed supplements like cottonseed. Silage operator Alan Balfour of Maxheath at Bony Mountain northwest of Warwick said he might put in some barley if he's lucky enough to jag some winter rain "but it'll only be a fraction of what we'd normally plant". "The Condamine out here is just a chain of waterholes - the last time I saw it like this was before the 2011 flood," he said this week. "The biggest competition for any feed around is with the roos. "There's just no body of feed in the hill country, we've just had no run-off rain." ●

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· Grass Dominant pastures - Grasses will typically take up less cobalt than legumes so grass dominant pastures will be more prone to deficiency. · Moving young cattle from paddocks with short grass to long grass - Similarly going from stubble to grass or vice versa may decrease cobalt absorption. · Any dietary change - Any change in the type of feed consumed by young cattle can upset the rumen balance and decrease the ability to make vitamin B12 from cobalt. · Weaning - A deficiency can easily occur and have significant effects on growth. Both stress and diet change around weaning decrease the ability to manufacture vitamin B12. Supplementation at this time will support animals during the time of stress for optimal growth rates and production. · Received cattle and Feedlot induction. ●

DO YOUR BIT FOR BIOSECURITY The Queensland Farmers' Federation (QFF) is calling on all Queenslanders to do their bit for biosecurity in the wake of a recent detection of red imported fire ants outside the existing biosecurity zones on farmland in Anthony, Scenic Rim. QFF President Stuart Armitage said red imported fire ants were one of the world's most invasive pests that not only threatened Queensland's agricultural industries but could have major social, environmental and economic impacts across the state. "Governments have allocated $411 million to the National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program to eradicate the ants, which are currently contained to the southeast of the state. The program's success relies on everyone, from farmers to people in inner Brisbane, to do their bit," Mr Armitage said. "Fire ants attack indiscriminately, potentially destroying the way of life for many Queenslanders and costing the state $45 billion over 30 years. "Where agriculture is concerned, our nursery industry is already grappling with the problem, as more than 60% of this $900 million industry is based in SEQ. The industry relies on $150 - 200 million annual interstate trade of ornamental, landscape, vegetable seedlings, fruit trees, and forestry stock. "A lot of people seem to think that biosecurity is just a problem for agriculture - it's not. Everyone has a role to play and a general biosecurity obligation." ●

BIG MONTH FOR SHEEP Australian sheepmeat exports in May totalled almost 43,200 tonnes shipped weight (swt) - the largest calendar month ever recorded for combined lamb and mutton exports, according to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). However, it was the lamb component of exports that underpinned the record. Lamb exports in May were recorded at 29,400 tonnes swt, easily surpassing the previous high set in March. Mutton exports totalled 13,800 tonnes swt, remaining consistent with previous months this year. The record month brought year-to-date lamb exports to 117,000 tonnes swt, an increase of 14% on 2017 levels. This yearto-May total is the largest ever start to the year and has been driven by growth in all key destinations Middle East, China and the US. ●


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The Southern Downs Regional Council partnered with Toowoomba and Goondiwindi Regional Councils for the latest round of its aerial baiting program in May, in a coordinated effort to collectively combat wild dogs across thousands of hectares. More than 70 landholders took part in the aerial baiting program, which covered more than 700,000ha of mostly rough, inaccessible country across the three local government areas. Funded by the State Government's Queensland Feral Pest Initiative (QFPI), approximately 5000kg of meat was dropped along 53 bait lines, spanning more than 470km from Stonehenge in the Toowoomba

region to Maryvale near Warwick, Gore near Goondiwindi and Dalveen near the New South Wales border. The aerial baiting program required nine council officers, 15 flying hours in an AS350 Squirrel helicopter and 300kg of bait per load. Much of the sheep and wool growing Traprock region, which spans the three local government areas and where the impacts of wild dogs are most keenly felt, was primarily targeted. The aerial baiting program was timed to coincide with the annual NSW program, which runs from the Hunter Valley through to adjacent interstate localities of Tenterfield, Liston and Koreelah.

1 1/2 cups salt reduced chicken stock 1/2 cup barbecue sauce 1/2 cup firmly-packed brown sugar 1 brown onion, roughly chopped Bread rolls and coleslaw, to serve Jamaican rub ... 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons ground coriander 2 teaspoons sea salt flakes 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon METHOD Preheat oven to 160?C/140?C fan-forced. Place pork into a roasting pan. To make rub, combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined. Sprinkle rub over pork and gently rub into the flesh. Combine stock, barbecue sauce, sugar and onion in a bowl. Pour mixture around the pork. Cover with a sheet of baking paper and cover tightly with foil. Bake for 3 ½ hours or until pork is very tender. Transfer pork to a plate. Place roasting pan onto a high heat. Bring barbecue sauce mixture to the boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 8-10 minutes until thickened. Using 2 forks, shred pork and place into bowl, drizzle over the reduced barbecue sauce mixture. Toss until combined. Serve pulled pork in bread rolls with coleslaw. For more great pork recipes and cooking tips visit


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Our Aussie pork producers are struggling - an over-supply of pigs nationally and cheap imports are hurting the industry - but the good news is Free Times readers can help out by getting some pork on their fork. Here's some top tips for cooking pork - and a great winter warmer recipe with a Caribbean twist ... · Pork doesn't need to be overcooked to be safe. In fact, pork can be eaten with a hint of pink in the middle (with the exception of mince and sausages). · Pork (like all meat) continues to cook after removal from heat. For best results, let your dish rest uncovered for 1-2 minutes in a warm environment prior to serving (except for sausages and mince). · Always cut meat across the grain to keep tender. · Slow cooking methods are sensational for cheaper cuts · Cut meat into even sizes to ensure heat dispersion · If preferred, meat can be seared or browned in a pan prior to combining other ingredients for extra flavour · Natural fats and oils may settle on top of the dish during cooking. This can be scooped off as desired. RECIPE Jamaican-flavoured pulled pork Prep time - 15 minutes Cook time - 3 hours 40 minutes Serves - 6 INGREDIENTS 1.8 kg bone-in shoulder of pork, rind removed

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RURAL FIRIES RECOGNISED Last week was Rural Fire Service Week - a state-wide celebration of the dedication and commitment of the 36,000 people who volunteer their time with the RFS. A presentation at Stanthorpe last Wednesday 6 June at the Stanthorpe Scout Den saw long-serving member and Applethorpe brigade First Officer Roni Bau presented with a 40-year plaque. He is also an instructor with the Certificate II Public Safety Training program at Stanthorpe High School. Roni Bau also received additional clasps and a QFES 'Diligent and Ethical Service' medal. For information on becoming a Rural Fire Servuce volunteer firefighter and bushfire preparation advice visit www. ●

Roni Bau and John Welke with Stanthorpe High School students involved in the RFS Cert II in Public Safety Training. Roni Bau is an instructor for the program.

Applethorpe RFS First Officer Roni Bau (right)receives his 40-year plaque from RFS Area Director for Darling Downs John Welke.

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GREAT LOCATION Low set 4 bedroom brick home, 2 bedrooms have ensuites plus main 3rd bathroom with shower, bath and toilet (4 toilets), open plan kitchen (with dishwasher), dining and living area, formal entry, 13 years old, total floor area 256sqm. Ducted air conditioning, single garage.

A well-presented four bedroom home listed for sale at $435,000. There is a formal lounge and formal dining room. A convenient all-electric kitchen with plenty storage and bench space. The open plan living area consists of kitchen, meals and family room with a reverse cycle air conditioner positioned to cover the area. Family bathroom has separate shower, bath and vanity. There is a separate toilet. A separate ensuite and

Full fenced and located on a low maintenance 602sqm allotment. TO BE FOLLOWERED BY AUCTION OF FURNITURE Full listing on our web

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HOME ESSENTIALS Address: 12 Rebecca Court, Warwick Description: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 garage Price: $435,000 Inspect: By appointment Contact: Joan Mullins, Warwick Real Estate, 0409 403 258

Excellent Condition 3 Bedroom Brick

Land Close To Scots College

This very tidy 3 bedroom brick home situated close to schools and the tafe college. 3 built-in bedrooms kitchen, dining, lounge room, gas heating and ceiling fans in the bedrooms. Single lockup garage attached with remote roller door, covered outdoor entertainment area, garden shed and fully fenced 807m2 block. This great value property is well worth an inspection to appreciate all it has to ofer.

Gently sloping 2,117sqm block located just 1 kilometre to Scots College and about 2 kilometres to the CBD. Approximately 9 metre x 6 metre shed with three roller doors and 3 phase power connected. Bitumen road frontage, views to Warwick. Town water runs past, sewer to block. Rare opportunity to secure land of this size close to the centre of town.

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Want enough garage space for 9 cars this one is for you with a enormous 18mx6m plus a 6mx6m colorbond shed and a single lockup garage. This well maintained and presented highset federation style residence situated on a huge fully fenced 2023m2 block close to the CBD. Features 4 bedrooms, modern kitchen, dining, lounge room with bay window, wood and gas heaters. Modern and stylish bathroom with loor to ceiling wall tiling, many original timber archways and fretwork throughout the home. This great property is well worth your inspection to appreciate all it has to ofer.

A large home in a good location is listed for sale at $324,000* There are four bedrooms, two bathrooms, three toilets* large kitchen , all conveniences, good bench space and storage * large open plan with formal areas * two sunrooms, could be extra bedrooms or living areas * laundry in closed cupboard with folding doors *glassed back entertainment * three bay lockup garage * polished loors, reverse cycle air conditioner, established gardens, fruit trees * 1748sm block* agent in conjunction.

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This property will appeal to all. Located in a quiet street the home features a centrally located kitchen which services the meals area and breakfast bar on one side and the lounge room on the other. This open plan has air conditioning. Two of the three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, bathroom has bath and separate newly renovated shower. The outside of the home has been freshly painted. A sliding door gives access from the meals area to the undercover entertainment area which an easterly aspect and views to the mountains. Colorbond shed has 2 roller doors and concrete loor with space for 4 cars or plenty of room for the pool table. The backyard is a blank canvas ready for your touch. This property on 1,315sqm deserves your inspection.

REDUCED TO SELL - A lifestyle property on 2.32ha for sale at $499,000. The elevated position shows wonderful views over the surrounding farmland and beyond. Three bedrooms and an oice, two bedrooms have large built-ins. Convenient kitchen, gas cooktop, electric oven adjoining breakfast room with panoramic views. There is a formal dining family room with woodheater, formal lounge and a sitting room. There are three reverse cycle air conditioners through the home.Fenced houseyard, paved courtyard, established gardens are a picture. A caravan shed with power and concrete loor, a carport and a three bay shed with extra toilet, laundry and storage.Ample water with very large concrete tank, two other tanks and a bore. Also chook pen, vege garden, sheep yards, loading ramp, 4 dog runs * orchard variety of trees, hay / machinery shed - could be stables, fully fenced. Short drive to Allora Town. Agent in conjunction.

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GREAT VALUE HOME Incorporating all the beneficial features of double brick in this four built-in bedroom home. Private master bedroom has an en suite and walk-in robe and has a glass slider opening to the undercover entertaining area. The air conditioned formal lounge is off the entry and has two charming bay window to enhance the space. An open plan living area has a wood fire and accesses the undercover entertaining area. Modern kitchen has electric appliances, good bench space and large pantry.

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Main family bathroom has a spa bath, shower and vanity, with a separate toilet next door. A double remote garage directly to the home plus a single detached powered shed with a workshop in the fenced 738 m2; backyard. Investors - rent appraisal is $330 per week. For more photos visit www.helenharm. com ●


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1940’s home is investment rental or handyman to reap rewards of labour. Three good sized bedrooms have ceiling fans. Updated bathroom has walk in shower for wheelchair or home care. Original timber kitchen has room for dining, leading out to a covered verandah. Separate lounge has ceiling fan and double sliding doors. Laundry is downstairs with handy second toilet off the undercover area. Lock up single garage

UNIT -New kitchen with appliances replaced, new floor coverings, air con, immaculate condition. North facing, 2 built-in bedroom brick unit, close to CBD. Good sized lounge dining, Renovated bathroom has shower, vanity, toilet & laundry combo. Single garage converted as extra living area, easily changed. Solar power, security screens, Private paved courtyard at rear. UNIT buyer or INVESTORS.

$ 220,000 Double Brick Beauty Double Brick 4 built-in bedroom, main has en

$ 185,000 Big Living Space Close to hospital, on elevated 954 m², brick

suite/walk in robe. Separate lounge off the entry has a bay window. Open plan living opens to undercover entertaining area. Modern kitchen has electric appliances, good bench space & large pantry. Main bathroom has a spa bath, shower and vanity, separate toilet. Double remote garage on home and detached oversized shed with workshop, fenced on 738 m²

veneer 4 built in bedrooms and large open living areas. NEW carpet throughout, NEW vinyl in the kitchen with NEW electric stove and plenty of storage. Dining and living lounge has a reverse cycle air con plus a wood fire for winter. Hall storage cupboard with another room opposite that could be an office or rumpus. Family bathroom has bath & shower, separate toilet.

$ 315,000 Home on 2.6 Acres Timber 3 bedroom, main bedroom is built-in

$ 295,000 Investor Potential Timber 4 bedroom home on 1012 m² fenced

with mirrored doors. Separate lounge room with a wood fire, modern kitchen/dining room combo. Split system air conditioning, solar hot water with electric booster, entertainment area and north facing verandah are some of the features. Double lock up garage, 3 fenced paddocks... take a look! INVESTORS:- Currently renting at $290 p.w.

with 25m frontage has subdivision potential. Two large built-in bedrooms and two smaller. Walk to shops, schools from here. Kitchen/ dining combo was renovated with good storage and bench space. Large lounge has a wood fire. Family bathroom has bath, separate shower, large vanity. Laundry and toilet, Lock up car garage + double carport. Renting at $275 p.w.

$ 299,000 Home on Acreage Large aircon 4 built-in bedroom + office brick

$ 229,000 Rural Benefits JUNABEE - On 1133 m², with mountain and

home on 7837 m² with fenced paddock for a horse or pony. Single lock up garage on home and detached double garage in yard. Near new eat-in kitchen with gas stove & oven, plenty of storage. Two living areas, tiles throughout that are easy care. Bathroom has a bath and separate shower, separate toilet. Laundry is separate off the garage and kitchen.

valley views, is freshly painted interior, 3 built in bedroom brick home on bitumen road. Tiled open plan has modern kitchen, dining and lounge living has wood fire + split system reverse cycle air conditioning. Family bathroom has bath, separate shower, separate toilet next door. Laundry utility accesses fenced yard, double colorbond garage has power, large tanks.

$ 425,000 Water, Views & More ‘Wattlebrae’ is a 100.6 Ha country haven -

$ 269,000 Creek Frontage This would have to be one of the best small

red soil plateau, sandy loam scrub soil on the ridges and rich loam along Turners Creek flats. DALVEEN is halfway between Warwick and Stanthorpe on the New England Highway. Renovated 3 b/rm home, sheds & more sheds, 2 b/rm besser brick cabin. Bore, 22,000 gal rainwater tanks, permanent holes in the creek, 7 good dams + more. Steel cattle yards + more.

acreage blocks in Warwick. Acreage of 1.7 Ha (4 acres) backs on to Rosenthal Creek and has a large water hole perfect for fishing and swimming. The block has bitumen road frontage, power and town water at the boundary, new entrance and is well fenced into 4 paddocks. Excellent house sites with fantastic rural views.

$ 849,000

$ 235,000

For Rent: 4661 3663 3 Brm Timber, woodfire, kitchen, dining, laundry, rural outlook, 1 car..................... $ 225 p.w. 2 Brm Unit, air con, new kitchen, open plan living, shower, 1 car .......................... $ 250 p.w. 3 Brm Timber in CBD, aircon, kitchen, dining, laundry, 2 toilets, 1 car.................... $ 255 p.w. 3 Brm Brick, aircon, kitchen, dining, u/c entertain, shed, 1 car ............................... $ 280 p.w. 3 Brm Timber, bath, mod kitchen, air con, open living, 2 car, u/cover decks, ........ $ 285 p.w. WILDASH 2 Ac, 3 Brm, bath, deck, 2 car, fenced, Solar power .............................. $ 300 p.w. JUNABEE, 3 Brm, bath, entertain, 2 car shed, fenced, tanks.................................. $ 295 p.w. 5 Brm Brick UNIT, 2 bath, mod kitchen, air con, open living, 1 car, u/c entertain .. $ 300 p.w. 4 Brm Brick, 2 bath, built-ins, aircon, entertain, 2 car, shed, fenced ....................... $ 335 p.w. Fully Furnished, Resort Style, 4+ Brm, aircon, 3 bath, 2 living, built ins, 2 car........ $ 550 p.w.

LAND WARWICK - 809 m², elevated views, water, sewerage, ready to build ....................... $ 89,000 WARWICK - 854 m², power, town water, curb & channel, 3 Bay SHED.................. $ 100,000 WARWICK - 1.8 Ha, bitumen road, creek frontage, power, water............................. $ 235,000 PRATTEN - 4052 m², power nearby, town water, gravel road...................................... $ 35,000 ALLORA - 917 m², development approval, power, water, in CBD ............................... $ 89,000 WILLOWVALE - 8094 m², Bitumen road frontage, power nearby, rural fenced ........ $ 130,000 ELLINTHORP - 1012 m², only 7.2K or 7 min to Allora, power next door .................... $ 28,000 MARYVALE - 2023 m², power available, close to school, VIEWS ............................... $ 45,000 DEUCHAR - 8 Ha, bitumen road, 3 bay shed, power, phone, country views ........... $ 150,000 WARWICK - 2851 m², 2 bitumen road frontage, power, water, light industry ........... $ 427,000 See ..... ..... for more listings

0408 457 496

Helen Harm Licenced Principal

COMMUNITY DIARY FRIDAY 15 JUNE Warwick Blue Light Disco will be on Friday 15 June at Redbacks Clubhouse, Jackie Howe Drive from 6pm - 8.30pm. $5 entry, year 9 students and below, children under 6 must have parental supervision. Hot chips, nuggets, drinks, lollies plus more. Tea and coffee for parents. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at drop off and pick up. Supporting your local community.

SATURDAY 16 JUNE Warwick Singles Social Club Over 50s will meet on Saturday 16 June at Roses Chinese Restaurant at 12 noon. Contact or Jen on 0400 505 943.

SUNDAY 17 JUNE Hoy & Cent Sale will be on Sunday 17 June at the Warwick East Bowls Club at 1.00pm. Admission $4.00, raffles, 50c 2nd board, lucky door prize. Come along and join in the fun. Enquiries phone Gloria on 4661 5280.

WEDNESDAY 20 JUNE Warwick VIEW Club lunch meeting will be on Wednesday 20 June at the Warwick Golf Club from 11am. VIEW Club supports the work of the Smith Family in assisting disadvantaged Australian Children. Contact Michele on 4661 5339 or Dulcie on 4661 8319.

SUNDAY 24 JUNE Travelling Country Music Social will be on Sunday 24 June at the Cowboys Club House, Alice Street, Warwick from 10.30am. Adults $8.00, Children $4.00, lunch, afternoon tea plus bottomless tea and coffee all day, lucky door

$10, be entertained by the Grumpies, lucky door and multi-draw raffles. Tickets on sale from Monday 11 June. Please purchase tickets by Monday 2 July. Phone Elaine on 0448 139 409 or 4661 3940.

STANTHORPE ART PRIZE 2018 The winner of the prestigious Stanthorpe Art Prize for 2018 will be announced at the opening of this year's exhibition at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery tomorrow evening, Friday 15 June. This valuable art prize takes entries of works from a range of creative artists including sculpture, painting, ceramics, photography, fibre-art, mixed media and more. Prizes include ... • $25,000 Stanthorpe Art Prize 2018 First Prize • $5000 Significant 2D • $5000 Significant 3D • $2000 Emerging Artist • $1000 Local Artist • $1000 Volunteers Choice • $500 Youth Award • $500 Public Choice Award. prize and multi raffle. Walk up artists welcome so if you can sing, dance, or say poetry come along and have a go. Contact Marlene on 0419 710 828 or Ruby on 4664 4163.

THURSDAY 28 JUNE The Australian Breastfeeding Assoc. Tenterfield-Granite Belt Group will meet on Thursday 28 June at the Stanthorpe Baptist Church Hall, corner of Railway and Hillcest Street, Stanthorpe at 9.30am. The topic will be, Breastfeeding: Women and Work. All mums invited to attend and don't worry if you are running

WEDNESDAY 18 JULY Warwick VIEW Club lunch meeting will be on Wednesday 18 July at the Warwick Golf Club from 11am. VIEW Club supports the work of the Smith Family in assisting disadvantaged Australian Children. Contact Michele on 4661 5339 or Dulcie on 4661 8319.

SATURDAY 21 JULY Jazzy Breakfast with the Yuppies will be on Saturday 21 July at the Warwick Uniting Church, 37 Guy Street, Warwick from 7am to 10am. Contact Marg Wells on 0427 144 812.

Previous winner - Laurie Astill''s ‘The Picnic’.


The exhibition will be open to the public from this Saturday 16 June to Thursday 19 July. ●

Travelling Country Music Social will be on Sunday 22 July at the Cowboys Club House, Alice Street, Warwick from 10.30am. Adults $8.00, Children $4.00, lunch, afternoon tea plus bottomless tea and coffee all day, lucky door prize and multi raffle. Walk up artists welcome so if you can sing, dance, or say poetry come along and have a go. Contact Marlene on 0419 710 828 or Ruby on 4664 4163.

late. Dads, grandparents and children are always welcome. Contact Leah on 0409 001 634 for more information.

SUNDAY 1 JULY Warwick Singles Social Club Over 50s will meet on Sunday 1 July at the Railway Hotel, Allora at 12 noon. Contact or Jen on 0400 505 943.

WEDNESDAY 15 AUGUST Warwick VIEW Club lunch meeting will be on Wednesday 15 August at the Warwick Golf Club from 11am. VIEW Club supports the work of the Smith Family in assisting disadvantaged Australian Children. Contact Michele on 4661 5339 or Dulcie on 4661 8319.

FRIDAY 6 JULY Friends of St. Mark's invite you to a Soup and Sweets Luncheon on Friday 6 July at St. Mark's Hall, Grafton Street, Warwick at 11.30am for 12.00 noon. Admission

PUZZLES Quick Clues

Fill the gr every row 3x3 squar the digi 3 7 6 9 5 1 2 8 4

9 2 8

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 7528 - SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Lead poisoning. 8, I-ron-s. 9, Art-ist-e. 10, Dith-e-r. 11, I-nsect. 12, Cross. 14, Spa-de. 18, A-st-ray. 20, Rustle. 23, Glad eye. 24, Draft (draught). 25, Theatre critic. Down - 1, Lair-d-s. 2, About. 3, Posters. 4, I-van. 5, O-ften. 6, I-nstea-’d. 7, G-re-ets. 13, Retrace (anag). 15, Plunder. 16, C-aught. 17, Sept-ic. 19, A-ve-r-t. 21, T-ra-it. 22, H-ere.

1 7

1 7 9 1 6 3 7 5 |

3 5

3 7 5 1 9 4 6 8 2

7 2 1 5 6 9 8 3 4

4 9 8 7 1 3 5 2 6

Solution No.4190

6 5 3 8 4 2 7 1 9

Fill the grid so that every row and every 3x3 square contains the digits 1 to 9

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Solution 9 4 1 8 7 2 3 6 5

8 2 6



8 1 9 3

2 8 9 6 5 7 1 4 3

(5). 25. A ham roaster (7,6). DOWN 1. Homes occupied by a number of land-owners (6). 2. Over, practically (5). 3. They tell one where to go with the bills (7). 4. The man, single, is sent to the front (4). 5. In many cases, squeezing one foot in (5). 6. In Lieu of which I had found a nest built inside (7). 7. Gets, again, through and says hello (6). 13. Go back and find out in the terrace (7). 15. Rob, turn the record down more (7). 16 .Contracted a cold, anything more? (6). 17. Ninety-nine the month before is bad (6). 19. To avoid getting a vet round, right? (5). 21. In the bird artist, is is an idosyncrasy (5). 22. Having arrived an hour before (4).

6 5 1 8 9 2 6 1

1 6 4 2 3 8 9 7 5


Cryptic Clues ACROSS 1. What it takes a foremost toxicologist to detect? (4,9). 8. Is hiding the man, but not in the woods (5). 9. About a first rate variety performer (7). 10. Involve a third being divided by a quarter and you waver (6). 11. When I get the scent-spray, it may be sprayed (6). 12. Peeved when not given tick? (5). 14. By spring the man is back, helping with the gardening (5). 18. “A road-man” is wrong (6). 20. Sound and behave like thieves (6). 23. Pleased to see the come-hither look (4,3). 24. Plan to have a drink, say (5). 25. A ham roaster (7,6).

How to Sud


8 7 4 9 8 4 3 9 2 8 7 3 9









8 4 6 9 2 1 3 5 7


CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 7528 DOWN Flaw (6) Country (5) Anger (7) Bamboozle (4) Bury (5) Reap (7) Erase (6) Sunshade (7) Harsh (7) Nook (6) After (6) Crystal (5) Colour (5) Aperture (4)

Fill the grid so that every row and every 3x3 square contains the digits 1 to 9

5 1 2 3 7 6 4 9 8

ACROSS Eminent (13)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 13. 15. 16. 17. 19. 21. 22.

MED No.4

How to solve Sudoku!

9 3 7 4 8 5 2 6 1


ACROSS Eminent (13) Coin (5) Sideways (7) Tooth (6) Passionate (6) Velocity (5) Foam (5) Infuriate (6) Bend (6) Oppress (7) Animal (5) Complacent (4-9)

1 5 7

Complacent (4-9)


1. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 14. 18. 20. 23. 24. 25.

QUICK PUZZLE NO. 7528 - SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Distinguished. 8, Franc. 9, Lateral. 10, Canine. 11, Ardent. 12, Speed. 14, Froth. 18, Enrage. 20, Buckle. 23, Enslave. 24, Okapi. 25, Self-satisfied. Down - 1, Defect. 2, Spain. 3, Incense. 4, Gull. 5, Inter. 6, Harvest. 7, Delete. 13, Parasol. 15, Raucous. 16, Recess. 17, Behind. 19, Glass. 21, Khaki. 22, Vent.

Passionate (6)

SUDOKU No. 4190




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ENDEAVOUR RE-USE SHOP. Warwick Waste Facility, open Wednesdays 12pm-4pm and Saturdays 8.30am-4pm. Rifle Range Rd, Stanthorpe, open Thursdays 12pm-4pm and Saturdays 8.30am-4pm



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AGM NOTICE Leukaemia Foundation of Qld, Warwick Branch, is holding its AGM on Thursday 28th June 2018 at 7pm in the Masonic Hall, Guy St Warwick Guest Speaker

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BUILDERS 1300 459 150

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MINI COOPER CHILLI 2005, manual, black/red leather interior, 17" alloys, recon cyclinder head, new camshaft, new steering rack, new windscreen, Vin: WMWRC32090TG65989, 223,000kms, Good condition. $4,800 as is. Ph: 0404 498 004.

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SOCCER WORLD CUP KICKING OFF It has been four years in the making and on Saturday many Australians will become instant fans of and experts on the world round ball game - football or as some of us still know it, Soccer, as Australia kick off their 2018 World Cup campaign in Russia. The Socceroos play their opening game against France at 8.00pm (AEST) Saturday after setting up camp in Kazan. Kazan has been turned Green and Gold as Aussies infiltrate the city. The World Cup Mascot, Zabivaka, a friendly wolf apparently values fair play, his team mates and respects his opponents. Aussies will be hoping that fair play rules out the diving that has brought several previous campaigns undone and would not have been out of place in the pool at any Olympics. Make no mistake for the Socceroos to have won a place in the World Cup in 2018 is not to be underestimated. It will be their fourth consecutive World Cup appearance, an extraordinary effort for a nation of our size. A spot in the World Cup draw is not a given for any team. Five time champions Brazil remain the only country to have played in all 21 FIFA World Cups. The World Cup is the biggest sporting event outside of the Olympic Games and there are expected to be record numbers of Aussies watching as Aussie hero Tim Cahill takes his place in his fourth World Cup. He will join some illustrious names of the sport if he is able to score sometime during the Socceroos campaign. Only the great man Pele, Miroslav Klose and Uwe Seeler have managed the rare feat. It has been a tough road to Russia for the Aussies but under their recently appointed World Cup Coach Bert van Marijk the Socceroos will give it their best shot. I can hear the calls now "Shoot man, Shoot. Go the Socceroos. CHANGE AFOOT IN CRICKET RANKS The new look Aussie Men's cricket team will have stepped out for the first time under new coach Justin Langer and without the trio of suspended players when this edition lands on your lap. Although it is winter and our attentions are on the football codes and elsewhere there is plenty of interest in this ODI tour series in the Old Dart. It's been a big week for Cricket Australia with the CEO James Sutherland announcing his resignation after a 17 year tenure. It is has been a tumultuous time for Cricket Australia who faced plenty of heat after the ball tampering saga. Recently CA's head of integrity, Iain Roy who led the investigation into the ball-tampering allegations exited reportedly relieved of his role. Sutherland vehemently denies suggestions the ball tampering saga had a bearing on his decision to resign. Many are not convinced. While that incident and the long running pay dispute with players may take some of the gloss from his stint in the top job Sutherland has been responsible for some great changes. He negotiated a series of mouth-watering broadcast deals for cricket, championed Twenty20 , the introduction of the Big Bash League and the rise of Women's Cricket. He has also dealt with a string of other issues including not only player behaviour but also the tragic death of former Australian batsman Phillip Hughes. After a 20 year stint with CA Sutherland will leave a big hole. BLUE'S FANS GET THE EARLY CROW Long suffering NSW Blue's fans finally had something to crow about last week when

catching from as the season has progressed and Sunday's game should be a thriller. In the Presidents Cup games Gatton meet Highfields in Reserve Grade; South's take on Gatton in Under 18 and in C Grade Gatton play Pittsworth.

Shooters from the Southern Downs Rifle Club set their sights on a good score at the Risdon range on Sunday.

Freddie's new look 'Baby Blues' proved too good for the Maroons. While there were a couple of 50/50 calls that did not go the way of the Queenslanders, I'm sure even the most ardent Maroon's supporter would agree the Blue's deserved their win. Queensland did not enjoy the best preparation leading into the game and the loss of Billy Slater only two day's out from the game had alarm bells ringing for many Maroon's supporters. Another Queenslander this week called time on his representative career with Darius Boyd announcing his retirement from rep footy. The blows keep coming for coach Kev Walters. However for Queensland fans it is not all doom and gloom. Greg Inglis stepped up to the captain's role as though born for it and individually played one of his best Origin games for years. There will be change to the Queensland line up for game two with Matt Scott very likely to return to the team and hopefully a Billy Slater will have recovered from his injured hammy. Many of the FOGS are also calling for the selection of young sensation Kayln Ponga. Valentine Holmes, Dane Gagai Andrew McCullough, Cameron Munster and Ben Hunt showed the Maroon's future is in good hands. Blue's supporters should not be too quick to right off the Maroons. They need only to cast a look over their shoulder to Origin 2017 for a reminder that one swallow or Blues' win does not make a summer or series win. Bring on Game Two - a Sunday Origin just to add a little more spice. IN THE WINNERS CICRLE Long-time Sporters players Owen McPaul and Rod (Buster) Pettiford found themselves in the winner's circle after Sunday Sporters. McPaul claimed the day's win winner and Pettiford runner up. Matt Waterworth had the Best Gross. John Spiller and Buster Pettiford's former Coaster's team mate Brett Lacey figured in the run downs. Norm Steele claimed the Pin Shot on the 12th however there were no takers at the 17thNorm Steele took the Pin Shot on the 12th and No Takers for the 17th. John Spiller also took the pro pin and one of the Met Trays on offer. The second meat tray found its way home with Len Leigh. A reminder to Sporters players that this Sunday tee off is at the earlier time of 7.00 - 8.00am due to the Zone Championships. Hopefully Jack Frost will be kind to those who are up and about on the course early. REASON TO CELEBRATE The Association Croquet players celebrated a milestone last week. Association Croquet has been played on the current court for 25 years. Prior to the construction of the court, Association Croquet was played on one of the greens at the adjacent Bowls Club. Players recognised the milestone at a special morning tea during play when Foundation member Joy Newman cut a special cake to mark the occasion. The celebration was organised by Val Shepherd.

On the court there were some close games Andrea Denkewitz and Carol Verney looked to have the upper hand in their game against Heather Widderick and Val Shepherd but Widderick and Shepherd played strongly in the latter stages of the game to score a 16-15 win. Joy Newman had a conformable win over Grace Howard and Val Richardson while Pat Schnoor and Peter Tunbridge defeated Effey Russell and Jenny Tunbridge CLEAN SWEEP It was a clean sweep for the team of Margaret Dickenson, Bill Golding, Pat Schnoor and Jenny Tunbridge in the Gateball games played last week. A combination of good team work and some good individual contribution helped them to victory in all four games played. Their opposing team of Andrea Denkewitz, Val Fancourt, Les Williams, John Draper and Grace Howard paid the price for missing shots at vital stages during the games. Final scores were Game 1- 15 points to 11,Game 2- 11 points to 8, Game 3- 11 points to 8 and Game 4 - 13 points to 10. HOME ON RANGE WITH SOUTHERN DOWNS RIFLE CLUB Home for the Southern Downs Rifle Club is a superb 600 yard range built by the American Forces in 1942 as a training range for both American and Australian troops located at Risdon just south of Warwick. The club meets every Sunday morning at 8.30am with shooting commences at 9.00am. On the first Sunday of the month they shoot at 300 yards. The second Sunday competition is at 400 yards and on subsequent weeks 500 and 600 yards. When five Sundays fall in a month the club holds a 'fly shoot' followed by a BBQ and is popular with shooters and visitors. The Southern Downs club is affiliated to the Queensland Rifle Assoc and holds a 'formal' shoot of two sighters and ten scoring shots. After a break, two sighters and eleven scoring shots. This makes for a top score of 126. Last Sunday Kevin Jones topped the scores with a personal best of 123.7. The club welcomes anyone interested in long distance target shooting. If you are interested but lack experience there is always someone on hand to lend assistance and the club also has a small selection of rifles that can be borrowed if required., there is always someone to assist. If you would like further information regarding the club's activities please contact Margaret Taylor on 4666 1018 WATTLES AND VALLEYS TO CLASH IN TROPHY ROUND After round 11 of the TRL competition the teams for the Madsen-Rasmussen and President Cup matches which will be played next Sunday have been decided. Wattles had a bye last weekend and now share top billing on the TRL ladder with Valleys after last weekend's fixtures. Valleys' narrow 26-24 win over Gatton gives them a for and against advantage over Wattles with both teams on 18 points. Wattles and Valleys meet in the Madsen - Rasmussen Trophy game on Sunday. These two sides have been in eye-

COWBOYS GRITTY WIN OVER DANES At the midpoint in the TRL season the Warwick Cowboys now sit fourth on the ladder after a gritty two point win over Pittsworth. It was a game win over the Dane's in their own back yard and the Cowboys did it the hard way fighting their way back from a 10 nil deficit early in the first half. By the half time break they had a 12-10 lead. In the second half there was little between the sides as the Cowboys fought hard to keep their noses in front on the scoreboard. James Dempsey snatched an intercept and dashed 90 metres to score for the home side and narrow the Cowboys' lead to 24-20. With the conversion successful and the scores at 24-22 it was left to the Cowboys to defend their lead in the closing stages of an exciting game. Dylan Galloway was one of the Cowboy's best scoring a double while Mick Bloomfield led from the front in his normal style. Darren Pettiford also had an outstanding game. Declan McLoughlin was another Cowboy to score a double and the other try scorer was Mitch Watson. While the Cowboys will not figure in the Madsen-Rasmussen trophy game this weekend their win was an important one and puts them in a good place heading into the second half of the season. There was no joy for the Cowboy's other grades. All three teams suffered losses to Pittsworth. They now have a week off before their round 12 clash with third placed Highfields. A GRADE Warwick 24 (Dylan Galloway 2, Declan McLoughlin 2, Mitch Watson tries Kai Etherington 2 goals) defeated Pittsworth 22 (James Dempsey, Josh Gordon, Jordan O'Shea, Jeff Weber tries Josh Gordon 2, James Dempsey goals) Reserve Grade: Pittsworth 40 d. Warwick 28 Under 18: Pittsworth 26 d. Warwick 8 Second Division: Pittsworth 38 d. Warwick 18 GREMLINS MISS CUP BERTH The Stanthorpe Rugby League team's hopes of a berth in the C Grade President's Cup next Sunday were dashed last weekend when Gatton scored a win over Valleys and Pittsworth defeated the Cowboys. The results pushed the Gremlins to third on the TRL Clive Berghofer Second Division ladder. Gatton head the standings on 14 points ahead of Pittsworth 13 while Stanthorpe and Dalby are equal on 12 points. Stanthorpe has the for and against advantage. Despite narrowly missing a place in this weekend's President's Cup the young side can be proud of their achievements throughout the first half of the season. Stanthorpe will not play now until Round 13 when they meet ladder leaders Gatton at Cahill Park on June 30. â—?


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Southern Free Times - 14th June 2018  
Southern Free Times - 14th June 2018