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February 2014

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Engaging, educational and enjoyable kids’ workshop It is no wonder crafting is such an amazing thing to do! Favoured by the very young and the very old, it’s often a wonderfully calming activity that encourages a freedom of expression, developing imagination and fine motor skills.

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Chinchilla White Gums Art Gallery held a very special ceramics workshop at the Chinchilla Creative Centre all day Wednesday, 22nd January. The group of 15 children were kept busy as they took part in an “Arts on Grass” Workshop that was composed and quiet with the hours just melting away. It was led by talented local artist, Karen Gaskell and assisted by Helen Dennis, the volunteer director. It is amazing to discover what can be created from what may originally seem like an uninspiring lump of clay. As soon as children are given clay, they immediately begin to mould and shape it. They become aware that they are in charge and have influence over the medium as it is quick to respond to their fingers. This activity is perhaps more challenging than it first appears but it is often a wonderfully calming and relaxing time as children become totally absorbed in the making and decoration of their work and they use plenty of creative concentration. The experience of working with clay is absolutely invaluable for sensory development, motor skills, self esteem and self expression, problem solving skills, discipline and pride. They love smoothing their fingers over the surface as they turn it around and around for inspection.

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Chinchilla White Gums Art Gallery is a volunteer-run art gallery which services the town of Chinchilla on the Darling Downs in Queensland. The Gallery has been an integral part of the Chinchilla Civic Centre since its opening in 1999. Activities at the Gallery include presenting new artworks from local and visiting artists, touring exhibitions, official exhibition openings, guided tours for community groups and schools, arts and crafts for kids, workshops for artists and a main gallery space for major monthly exhibitions, with a secondary gallery, the Outer Bark Gallery, for community groups and teen artists. There is also lots of information sharing about the arts in our local community through its Newsletter and Facebook page.

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Please make sure to keep your eyes open for another amazing workshop in another month. So much fun for all involved! Aja O’Leary

Photos: 1. Jemima Abraham and her super cute creation 2. Amanda and Isabella Gray enjoying the day 3. Karen Gaskell showing kids how to make their clay whistle work February 4.2 Casey Ryan and his creative work 5. Frances, Bethany, Liberty and Joshua Prentice 6. Joshua Prentice and Jemima Abraham.


Brigalow's Randy Rabbits and Prickly Pear B&S Ball & Ute Show

Over 400 Young Australian's celebrated at the much anticipated Along with dancing, the youngsters showed Brigalow Randy Rabbits and Prickly Pear B&S Ball their skill with riding the mechanical bull and and Ute show on the Australia Day weekend. bouncy boxing and slipped their way through Much time and effort went into putting together the jelly wrestling. this fantastic and fun filled event for all to enjoy, Many thanks go out to the Brigalow Bush at the Brigalow Recreational Grounds. Carnival Sub-Committee. The proceeds raised The rabbit fence that runs through Brigalow from the event will go towards a new canteen and the history of the Prickly Pear in the local at the recreational grounds and assist with the area were very fitting to name the event, with of running of their annual bush carnival to be held at the Grounds in September 2014. course a bit of fun thrown in! Youngsters travelled from near and far to join Michael Burke in the Australia Day Festivities and the young camaraderie. It was great to see everyone thoroughly enjoying themselves and putting their throttles to the test in the ute show. The event started after lunch on Saturday with old time Aussie novelty events such as 'Egg and Spoon Race', 'Sack Race' and Mud boot throwing', 'Water Boy' and progressed into the evening, with the B&S Ball, with live entertainment from 'Mick Lindsay and Band'.


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Happy LOVE month! We have a very romantic ‘Valentine’s Day Edition’ for you this month. Our new journalist, Ann Alcock, has written a beautiful story on the history of St Valentine’s Day and you can read this on page 27 of this edition. Australia Day was celebrated in Chinchilla at the Chinchilla Historical Museum, with events and activities for all ages. Read about what happened in Chinchilla on the 26th January on pages 6 and 7. On a more serious note, Western Downs Magazines have decided to lend a hand to a magnificent charity; ‘Aussie Helpers’. This organisation is carrying out invaluable work in drought affected regions of Queensland and New South Wales. They are running initiatives such as ‘Buy A Bale’ to lend a hand to those who need it at the moment. You can read all about the ongoing devastation that is affecting farmers right on our doorstep and find out how you might be able to help on pages 12-13. These stories may bring a tear to your eye, but we need to do something to bring this situation to light. Until next month, let’s pray for rain.

Jessica Flynn


BARAKULA HORSE & PONY CLUB

CHINCHILLA LAPIDARY & GEMSTONE CLUB

CHINCHILLA STAMPING FRIENDS CLUB

Meets at “Maybrook” on the Blackswamp Road

1st Friday of Every month - 7:30pm

Last Sunday of every month. Ph: 4668 9302

Ph: 4662 7688

Meets 3rd Saturday of the month but 2nd Saturday in December.

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BUNYA MTS & DISTRICT AMCOM INC.

CHINCHILLA LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

Promoting Radio Communications & Electronics. Meets on the first Sunday in March, June, August & December.

Meets 1st Thursday of each month.

More info, Phone Neil: 0488 687 649 or Ricky: 0429 726 833.

Ph: 4679 4470 ............................................................................................. CHINCHILLA LIONS

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Meets 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month.

CHINCHILLA AGRICULTURAL & PASTORAL ASSOCIATION

Ph: 4668 9636

Meets 1st Thursday of each month.

CHINCHILLA MELON FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION

Ph: 0419 653 389

Meets 1st Wednesday of every month at WDRC Chinchilla Customer Service Centre Meeting Room at 6pm. Ph. 4679 4471

............................................................................................. CHINCHILLA APEX Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month. Ph: Ross Cardillo 0419 653 598 ............................................................................................. CHINCHILLA AUTO & MOTOR GROUP Meets the first Tuesday of each month @ Council Chambers Meeting Rooms @ 7:00pm. Ph: 0412 786 928 ............................................................................................. CHINCHILLA BRANCH CANCER COUNCIL Meets 2nd Monday every month, at the C.W.A. Rooms at 2pm. Ph: 4662 7340, 4662 7034, 4662 7596 .............................................................................................

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............................................................................................. CHINCHILLA MEN’S SHED Meets every Thursday 9am-12noon, all welcome. Ph: Dave 4662 8548 or chinchillamuseum@bigpond. com ............................................................................................. CHINCHILLA MINIATURE TRAINS The miniature train runs at the museum 1st Sunday of the month 10am-4pm or by arrangement. Meetings and maintenance are every Thursday 10am-3pm. Contact Brian Ph: 4668 9889 or chinchillamuseum@bigpond.com

............................................................................................. CHINCHILLA STRING ENSEMBLE Past and present players of any ability level FREE, SOCIAL Ensemble Monica Larkin. Ph: 46628072 ............................................................................................. CHINCHILLA COUNTRY CHATTERS TOASTMASTERS Meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays 7.30pm at Chinchilla RSL. Phone Linda 0428 628 504 or Sandy 0427 618 019. ............................................................................................. CHINCHILLA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY INC. Meeting 1st Saturday of each Month at 9.30am different venue each month (usually a member’s garden). Phone Anne Smith on 0427 102 156 or 4665 3767 ............................................................................................. CHINCHILLA WHITE GUMS GALLERY Meets 3rd Thursday of each month @ 10:30am. Ph: 4668 9908 ............................................................................................. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP Meets 1st Tuesday of the month at Illoura Village in Activities Room @ 10:00am. Ph: 0427 627 173

............................................................................................. CHINCHILLA MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS

Meets 4th Wednesday of each month.

Volunteers meet every Thursday 10am /3pm meetings are every 3rd Thursday at 10am. All welcome. Ph: 4662 7014 or

Ph: 4668 9172

chinchillamuseum@bigpond.com

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CHINCHILLA COMMUNICATORS

CHINCHILLA QCWA

Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month.

Meets 1st Friday of each month. Ph: 4662 7700

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Sub – Branch meets the following Tuesday night 6.30 Ph. Sally 0432611544

CHINCHILLA COUNTRY MUSIC SING ALONG

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Meets 1st Sunday of each month @ 1:00pm 5:00pm. Ph: 4665 8197

CHINCHILLA RACE CLUB

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First race @ 1.30pm – 5 race programme

CHINCHILLA FIELD NATS CLUB

Bar & entertainment till late

Meets 3rd Friday of each month. Ph: 4668 9054

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CHINCHILLA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY

Ph: 46628289.

Chinchilla Races – 5th November.

CHINCHILLA ROTARY CHINCHILLA LOCAL & FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY

Meets every Tuesday. Ph: 4665 4191

Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month @ 10:00am

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Ph: 4668 9082

CHINCHILLA SCRAPPERS

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Meet 2nd Thursday of each month.

CHINCHILLA JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB

Ph: 0408 754 579.

Meeting 7pm, 7th November @ Bulldog Park

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President - Mick Ashurst 0407 744 630 Secretary - Chris Bender 0428 543 943 February 5


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1. Australia Day commemorates the establishment of the first European settlement at Port Jackson, now part of Sydney, in 1788. It is an opportunity for Australians to come together to celebrate our country, culture and thoughts on what makes Australia great. It’s a day of fun for all, with the highlight for families being the summer playground with many packing a picnic and sunscreen and heading to their favourite spot to enjoy all the action. There are reflections on the achievements of the nation and explorations of ways to make our country even better for future generations.

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The Australia Day in Chinchilla was celebrated in style by the Western Downs Council hosting an official ceremony and presentation at the Chinchilla Historical museum on Sunday 26th. Local Rotarians did a tremendous job cooking up bacon and egg breakfast from an early hour and the museum crew kept the kids happy with their exciting mini-rail adventure through the museum grounds. Ambassador, Professor David Tudehope, presented the local and regional winners of the Australia Day official community awards. Those Australians and a community group made an outstanding positive contribution to our region. Their commitment, endless generosity and massive accomplishments show values that shape our nation. On a personal note, with this being my first Australian Day as an Australian Citizen, the reflections on our history and visions towards our future fills me with a sense of pride and acknowledgment of the freedoms which we all enjoy. Aja O’Leary

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Regional Award Recipients:

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Citizen of the Year Award – Bill Blackley, Wandoan

1. Jodi and Katelyn Wolski 2. Australia Day Awards winners - front row: Leah Blampied and Leah Cross (Community Project/Event of the year Award), Jan Ferguson (Senior Cultural Award winner), Christopher Bender (Regional and Local Young citizen of the year award winner), Ambassador Professor David Tudehope, Serena Virgo (Junior Cultural Award winner) and Stanley Wolski (Citizen of the year award winner). Back Row: Cr Greg Olm, Graham Hartwig (Sports Administrator/Coach/Official Award winner), Woolworths representative John Kerr and Cr Carolyn Tillman 3. Young Christopher Bender with his awards (Regional and Local Young citizen of the Year) 4. Ambassador David Tudehope and Serena Virgo, Local Junior Cultural Award winner 5. Ambassador, Professor David Tudehope and Local Community Projecct/Event of the year award winner representatives Leah Cross and Leah Blampied 6. Stanley Wolski, Local Citizen of the Year award winner and Ambassador David Tudehope 7. Graham Hartwig, winner of the local Sports Administrator/coach/official award 8. – Jan Ferguson, Senior Cultural Award winner 9. Brandon Jnr., Rachelle, Adah, Brandon, Caleb and Simeon Fromm enjoying the morning 10. Terri Cobb, Bronwyn Tudehope (Ambassador’s wife) and Fern Reynolds 11. Ashley and Jayden Adams 12. Ken, Elva, Tiah and Tricia Henningsen 13. Norma Archer and Rita Holt 14. Dulcie Graham, Glynis Stevenson and Wilma Cann Photography: Aja O’Leary

Young Citizen of the Year Award – Christopher Bender, Chinchilla Cultural Award – Jan Ferguson, Chinchilla Sports Achievement Award – Thomas Versace, Wandoan Community Project/Event of the Year Award – Tara Festival of Culture and Camel Races Local Awards Chinchilla & District: Citizen of the Year Award – Stanley Wolski 5.

Young Citizen of the Year Award – Christopher Bender Junior Cultural Award – Serena Virgo Senior Cultural Award – Jan Ferguson Sports Administrator/Coach/Official Graham Hartwig

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Community Chinchilla Toastmasters Members from Chinchilla Toastmasters’ Club attended the Area 31 Conference and Leadership training in St George on the 18th and 19th January. Robyn Mapp and Julie Grimes represented our local club in the four competitions - International, Humorous, Table Topics and Evaluation. Area 31 takes in four clubs - Roma, St George, Tara (Country Chatters) and Chinchilla. The International Contest is a 5 to 7 minute speech on any topic in which the speaker competes at every level and may have a chance to compete against Toastmaster members

world-wide. This was won by David Bowden of Roma. Robyn Mapp gave some heat to the competition with her speech on ‘Fire Walking’. The Humorous Contest, also 5 to 7 minutes, was won by Julie Grimes with a speech about the joys of camping titled ‘Under the Stars’. Table Topics is a 1 to 2 minute impromptu speech where the speaker has only a few seconds prior knowledge of the topic, which was “Is it more charitable to give money or your time?”. This was won by Stella Baxter of St George. Evaluation is the heart of Toastmasters where feedback is given to speakers in a positive and constructive way. In the time frame of 2 to 3 minutes, this contest was won by Ann Smith of Country Chatters. The four winners will go on to compete for Western Division level at Goondiwindi in March.

Leadership in Toastmasters’ Clubs is shared by several executive members who have different roles and work together for the success of the club and its members. Chinchilla Toastmasters’ Club is a non-profit organization. We provide a supportive and positive learning experience. Members are empowered to develop their communication and leadership skills. This results in greater selfconfidence and personal growth.

Training club members to improve their leadership skills was organized by Robyn Mapp We meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:30pm for the Sunday following the Conference. at the Chinchilla RSL. Contact Ian 0429639156 or President Ian Sperling and four others attended Linda 46628504 a/h. this varied, informative and entertaining day. Julie Grimes ACS ALS

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Community Chinchilla Police Report Overall, it was a busy Christmas and New Year period for us all here at Chinchilla Station. Unfortunately, it has been a horror start to the year in the South West District on the roads, with several fatal and serious injury crashes since the start of the year. Being only three weeks into the year, I would take this opportunity to reiterate the need for people to pay attention when driving on the roads. We, as police, lose count of the times that we see the outcome of a simple period of inattention resulting in serious traffic crashes. It seems that all too often people take the simple act of driving somewhere way too lightly, often with dire consequences for the victims, families and communities. Whilst on the topic, Chinchilla has had only three drink drivers caught since the start of the year. While I would like to see zero, this is a move in the right direction from previous months. I, personally, take great offence at the fact that people still think they have the right to drink drive. This stupid and selfish act is often done with absolute intent and shows a total lack of regard for all other road users and members of the community.

a dangerous drug resulting in local dealers being taken off the Street. We do rely on information concerning drug activities coming in from the community, so please, if you do see or hear something suspicious, please let either Crime stoppers or the local station know. Of course, all information can be provided anonymously if you wish. Chinchilla Station is set to have its facelift commencing mid March, 2014 and is expected to continue for six weeks. During this time, there will be some disruptions to services provided, however, we ask for your patience whilst this is occurring. Unfortunately, we have been reduced from two administration officers to one, and the demand for Queensland Transport services has increased exponentially over recent years. Mel does the best she can do with the huge workload that Queensland Transport duties impose, along with the day to day station administration, so please be patient and understanding. Also, remember that Queensland Transport has offices in Dalby and Toowoomba, so maybe time your QT business with your next out of town trip.

We have also made a number of arrests over the past month in relation to drug offences around Gerard BRADY town, with a recent amphetamine lab and a OIC Chinchilla Station quantity of amphetamine being discovered in Nowland Street, Chinchilla during a search warrant. This is particularly concerning in a residential area given that these labs are very volatile and often result in large explosions. Drugs continue to be a scourge in our communities and can almost always be linked to property crime within the area. Since mid December, police from Chinchilla station have executed ten search warrants at numerous addresses in town resulting in 15 people being arrested on 27 drug related charges. Several of these charges have resulted in persons being charged with supplying

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Community Pelican Cup Show The Pelican Rural Fire Brigade is combining its Annual Pelican Cup Show and Shine/Car Boot Sale day with the Centenary of the Pelican Hall. On Saturday, 22nd March, the Pelican Centenary Cup will be held at the Pelican Hall, 888 Burra Burri Creek Road, Pelican (just 9km off the Chinchilla-Wondai Road).

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day and possibly the Roma, Miles and Dalby Car Clubs as well.”

The Chinchilla Auto and Motor Group comes to the day to support the fundraiser for the local Rural Fire Brigade. “It’s all for fun and to show support and, of course, the cars and motors,” Scot said. There will be trophies for People’s Choice Best Car, The hall was built in 1914 by locals and Best Ute and Best Working Stationary was a great place for a dance and for Motor and ribbons for the children’s catching up with old mates and the competitions. latest gossip. These will include colouring-in Organiser, Mandy Bray, said, “We are competitions for the under-threes, hoping that locals will share their old a drawing competition for the older district photos. We want to have a children, a prize for the biggest yabby photo display of the history around and a yabby race. Food and drinks will the Hall, with ribbons and certificates be available, a jumping castle, face for the best photos. So, don’t forget painting, displays, as well as stalls in the those little embarrassing moments or Car Boot Sale. the romantic moments, anything to do with the Pelican Hall and community.” Set-up starts at 7am, gates open 8am Anyone who would like to participate on Saturday, March 22. There will be a should contact Mandy on 0427083740. $5 entry fee for all vehicle and motor entrants and a stall fee of $5 or $10 Scot Hordern, Chinchilla Auto and undercover. For more details, contact Motor Group President and two times Scot Hordern on 0419684699 or Mandy winner of the Pelican Cup said, “Our Bray on 0427083740 car club is all revved up and ready for the day, and it was great to hear the Elena Garcia Chinchilla Ute Club is coming for the Secretary, Pelican Rural Fire Brigade and Pelican Hall Association

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Community Compact Prints 2012 During March, the Chinchilla White Gums Art Gallery, in conjunction with our local Chinchilla Arts Council group, will be presenting an exciting collection of contemporary prints in compact cases by Australian and International artists. Curated by Umbrella Studio, the one hundred and sixty-six prints showcase the works of North Queensland’s printmaking talent, alongside National and International artists from twentytwo countries. Framed by mounted CD cases, the works are etched, scratched, watermarked, stamped, rolled, blocked-in and engraved, each carrying a story of its own. This small-sized art invites close inspection. The range of themes, textures and colours awaken your senses. The collection displays a variety of traditional and digital works including relief, intaglio, serigraph and new media printmaking. With no limits except size, the topics, textures and colours will inspire experimentation in a variety of print forms. Compact Prints 2012 is a collection of stunning work from our global community of printmakers.

Compact Prints is a signature exhibition of Umbrella Studio and was first launched in 2002. Due to overwhelming interest from overseas in 2004, the exhibition expanded into an International collaboration with nearly 140 participants. In 2010 and 2011, Compact Prints 2008 and 2010 toured throughout regional Queensland and NSW as part of Artslink OnTour Exhibition Program. Artslink Queensland (Queensland Arts Council) has always been dedicated to bringing quality visual arts into regional and remote areas, supporting Queensland artists and communities in celebrating their creativity and diversity. Umbrella Studio Director, Vicki Salisbury, says, “Travelling a high quality exhibition of International printmakers to new audiences in Asia fits within our core business and is a very thrilling project. Our aim is to raise the profile of North Queensland artists and Umbrella Studio locally, nationally and internationally”.

that will fit into a CD case. Some of the images will be offered for sale at $12 each and proceeds will go to local charities. Our local kids and teens will also have an opportunity to have a go at printmaking with an ‘Arts on the Grass’ Workshop planned for a Saturday in March. There will be two workshops – one for younger children and one for teens. More details on both events can be obtained from the Gallery or on our Facebook page. Back to Black Calling all local artists, craftworkers, woodturners, dressmakers, jewellery makers, piecemakers, cake decorators and other creative people! Final details for our May Showcase Exhibition ‘Back to Black’ are ready to roll out! If you’re local or have local connections, then you are eligible to participate. Brochures can be picked up at the Gallery, or email a request to us for one. No fees, no prizes, no competition – just having a lot of fun getting your work ‘out there’ to the public! All ages are catered for.

Great for school groups and art connoisseurs alike, this exhibition has something to please every visitor. School groups are invited to book Rebirth of Outer Bark Gallery tours through the Chinchilla White Gums Art Following a year’s trial of a Teen Gallery concept, Gallery Director, Helen Dennis. we have found it to be an overwhelming success Compact Prints 2012 will be shown at the with schools, community groups and the Chinchilla White Gums Art Gallery from Saturday, occasional young artist, displaying their work. 1st March, 2014 to Wednesday, 26th March, 2014 We have decided to continue with offering the at 4pm. You are invited to the preview to be held space for free exhibitions to the general public, but are reverting back to the original name, as it on Friday, 28 February at 6:30pm. fits in with how it was used in 2013. We again invite local groups, schools and individual young What’s Happening at the Gallery? artists to display their artworks in 2014. Bookings In conjunction with the exhibition, the Chinchilla can now be made at the Gallery. White Gums Art Gallery is running its own 12 x 12 Challenge, with local identities, businesses, Chinchilla White Gums Art Gallery schools and community members invited to participate with an image using any medium

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and named after a wonderful man, born malnourished, he looked more like an 80 year So yesterday my motivator was old POW than the two week old baby he was. the image of my own wonderful We fought for him so hard, only to lose him three dog suffering, and people have weeks later. responded! The response has been greater than imagined, An old cow struggles to though the response we got stand, she was a much from the picture of Bustas loved old girl, one of empty collar should have our special ‘MJ’ cows.. given me some sort of clue, One day she stood up, seen by over 90,000 people, the next I helped her up, the day after, my little liked and shared so many brother dragged her body away. My brother is times! I wish I could tell our 19. Why should he have to face that sort of thing, mate how many people have grieved when others his age are partying and living life to the fullest? Other boys are travelling, having fun, for him.. It getting first jobs and going to uni. My brother is would blow his a man beyond his years, he has seen more and humble doggy suffered more than most men twice his age. mind. with such a visual motivator.

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I have turned down many many offers for financial support, people who want to pay the vet fee to save my little dog, and I so appreciate every single one of them! I am not turning them down out of pride, or some misguided sense of martyrdom.. I say no, because I am only one person, only one insignificant farmers daughter in a country filled with people more needy, the grazier who is so broke he cannot afford to buy hay to keep his five year old daughters pony from starving. The sheep farmer who has to make a choice to buy more drench for his dying sheep, or put food in his childrens’ mouths for one more week.

Yesterday I posted a rant on our facebook page about the mental suffering of graziers and all farmers alike in this terrible drought we are enduring at this time. To illustrate my point, I used a photo of my gorgeous kelpie blue dog cross, Lolli. She was and is suffering from an unknown illness, one that looked like it would take her very life and still could. This morning she is much improved though, and hopefully she continues to do so, after extremely valuable advice received from Breaker. She even finished her milk this morning, and smacked her lips with a little more life in her eyes. The man who, with $100 left to his name, must My point in yesterdays post is that you really decide if he will buy one more bale of hay for cannot know the amount of hardship, and the his favourite cows, or a carton of bullets to terrible choices that must be made on a farm in put them all down. drought unless you have physically been there Its no wonder so many of these yourself, and made those choices. hurting, broken It’s almost impossible to explain with words men turn the rifle the trauma of a decision where your choices on themselves after are bad, very bad and just plain awful. But one the grisly job is thing I learnt (the only useful thing I have learnt) done. from animal activists websites and facebook pages, while I was trying to fight the anti-farmer If all I can do is movement, is this take a picture, give suffering a share the photos of the things which break our hearts every single day, then see these pictures. face, and people can empathise. A baby lamb named Choppa pulled from a bog I saw many photos of cattle, maybe a single hole, the only survivor out of seven sheep, and brahman steer, lovely and quiet looking, they 15 kangaroos, Choppa died after three days of gave it a name, one I know they decided to love and care in the houseyard. call ‘Jacob’ and then told a story about how he was brutalized and cruelly murdered in some A calf called Geoff, pulled from a overseas abattoir. Then they point the finger at dam, where he was beside Australian farmers and say ‘its all their fault’ This stuck the dead body is not the point of my post today, but its very easy of his mother, to see how people get so upset about Live Export

My sister is 21, girls her age are going to the beach and debating whether or not to wear that dress. My sister, doesn’t care what she wears, so long as she doesn’t have to see another animal in distress today. If seeing these images hurts you, or makes you feel sad, only imagine what it does to the minds and emotions of the men and women who see them in real life every day, those who fight to change the inevitable, those who work against all odds to save a life, or to help an animal who is suffering. Its difficult enough every day, but to do it with debt, or no money like so many graziers are trying to do right now? Impossible. My father’s voice when our pet cow comes to him for food in the paddock, and he rubs her neck and apologises to her softly, ‘I’m so sorry girl, I cannot feed you today’. There is emotional damage occurring in the bush today, and if you can spare a moment, spend a moment. Buy locally grown, support Aussie beef, Aussie lamb, pay an extra dollar for something direct from the grower. And most of all, Thank God for the Aussie producer. They do it tough, they feel forgotten, and misunderstood. But every day I see more people standing up to say ‘hey, we see you, we appreciate you, we support you’ ~Jillaroo Posted on January 20, 2014 by Jillaroo

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Pet of the Month

WINNER: Congratulations to Emma-Lee

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German shepherd “Jake” with his sister “Ruby”, photographed by Mark Avent


Community Tougher Water Restrictions for Western Downs Towns Water supplies across the Western Downs continue to drop due to consumption, hotter temperatures and lack of significant rainfall this summer, leading to Brigalow, Chinchilla, Tara, and Warra moving to tougher water restrictions from midnight this Friday, 24 January. Council Spokesperson for Utilities – Water, Wastewater and Gas Councillor George Moore said some water supplies across the region have dropped below trigger levels, forcing Council to implement tighter water restrictions. "The Western Downs has received minimal rainfall this summer and unless the predicted late season rain arrives, we're likely to continue to move to tougher water restrictions, as they help

to minimise water consumption which helps Council officers will be monitoring adherence to the program through regular patrols. manage the remaining water supply," he said. "As of midnight this Friday, Warra residents Cr George Moore will move to Level Two restrictions; Brigalow, Spokesperson for Utilities – Water, Wastewater Chinchilla, Jandowae and will move to Level and Gas Three restrictions; and Tara will move to Level Four restrictions. "For Brigalow, Chinchilla, and Jandowae this means that residents can no longer use sprinklers, whilst across the region the restriction of no watering on Mondays is still in effect. "Customers can obtain complete details of permitted activities under each restriction level by visiting the Council website or calling 1300 COUNCIL."

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February 15


Community SQCHA – Chinchilla Cutting Show - All Welcome! – The event is also the annual fundraiser for the local performance Horse Club who provides great cooked meals from Friday afternoon to the Chinchilla Cutting is really fortunate end of the show. to have: So, if you are interested in seeing some awesome A natural sand arena at the Chinchilla horses go head to head with local cattle, then Showgrounds come on down to Chinchilla Showgrounds over the weekend from 8th to 9th March, 2014. Great cattle, kindly supplied by local cattle producers Terry Elliott International Brisbane.

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Home cooked canteen put on by Chinchilla Performance Horse Club.

As part of the Chinchilla Sub-Committee, we often get asked by the local community to let everyone know when the cutting is on. It’s also a good opportunity to thank our great sponsors who have supported our annual Southern Queensland Cutting Horse Association Chinchilla event. These include: Landmark - Chinchilla, Equivet – Southbrook, Wood Ag – Chinchilla,

Regular competitors often comment on the terrific arena surface and marvellous cattle available for competition. Beginner classes kick off Saturday morning. So, if you are interested in how to get started competing in cutting, come and check out these classes. Preworks for this year’s futurity horses will be held Friday afternoon. This is an opportunity to see professional trainers getting their young horses used to competition conditions.

Dalby - Tuesday 11 March 2014 Dalby Corporate Office Miles - Wednesday 12 March 2014 Murilla Room, Dogwood Crossing Miles Tara - Thursday 13 March Tara Function Room Jandowae - Tuesday 18 March Jandowae Cultural Centre Chinchilla - Wednesday 19 March Chinchilla Cultural Centre Wattle Room Wandoan - Thursday 20 March Wandoan Cultural Centre Individual appointments by arrangement 4pm to 5.45pm. Please phone Kerri Wood Ph: (07) 4697 4464 Community Grant Workshops 6pm to 7.30pm For further information phone 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624)

16 February


Competitions Empire Theatre Competition Some ladies will do anything for a good cause!

When Annie’s husband John dies from leukaemia, she and her best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new sofa in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow Woman’s Institute members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar. With their modesty spared only by artfully placed cakes, knitting and flower arrangements, and a little help from the hospital porter and an amateur photographer they complete their calendar. The calendar is a huge success but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame. Based on a true story, Calendar Girls became the fastest selling play in British theatre history and a worldwide hit, showing one night only at the Empire Theatre.

Competition Closes 14th February 2014

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You Still Have Time To Win Two Tickets To: ‘Rachael Beck and David Hobson’ Be swept away with the talent of Rachael Beck and David Hobson as they perform at the Empire Theatre in an evening of beautiful music on Saturday 22 February. As two of Australia’s most popular performers, they will take you on a unique journey of classical, musical theatre and popular songs in their new show ‘Both Sides’. Rachael Beck is a leading lady of musical theatre and an acclaimed concert performer. David Hobson is regarded as a renowned operatic performer and recording artist. To win a double pass to see Rachael Beck and David Hobson at the Empire Theatre in Toowoomba, simply ‘like’ us on Facebook. If you already ‘like’ us, keep an eye out for the competition Facebook post, and ‘like’ the post for your chance to win the tickets. If you don’t have access to Facebook, fill in the form in the January Special Summer Edition and send it in to us for your chance to win the double pass — Western Downs Magazines. 35 High Street, Jandowae 4410.

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18 February


Property Spot light QGC Sustainable Communities Fund Information Sessions

Representatives from not-for-profit organisations and local governments are invited to register for free information sessions about the QGC Sustainable Communities Fund.

Representatives from not-for-profit organisations and local governments are invited to register fro free information sessions about the QGC Sustainable Communities Fund. The next funding round opens on Saturday 1 February 2014 and closes on Monday 31 March 2014. Session contents: • Information about the QGC Sustainable Communities Fund eligibility and application processes • Light refreshments followed by an opportunity to discuss individual proposals with QGC representatives (available only to those who attend the preliminary information session). Session times: • Chinchilla, Tuesday 18 February, Chinchilla Bowls Club, Boyd Street, 10:00am – 12:00pm • Miles, Tuesday 18 February, The Murilla Room, Dogwood Crossing Miles, Cnr Leichhardt and Warrego Highways Miles, 6:00pm – 8:00pm • Dalby, Wednesday 19 February, BMO Business Centre – 178 Drayton Street Dalby, 11:00am – 1:00pm. To register: Telephone (freecall) 1800 030 443 or email community@qgc.com.au Please ensure you nominate the session you with to attend Registrations must be received at least three working days prior to the session you with to attend.

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Education Happy New Year from Charley's Place Welcome to Charley's Place Early Learning College of indoor and outdoor, as well as quiet and active activities. in 2014 Charley's Place promote and believe that all children are our future. We will endeavour to provide a safe, clean and caring environment and encourage family relationships and community involvement. We believe through play, children explore, experiment, enjoy and discover their physical, social, emotional and intellectual world around them. We embrace, respect and accept children from different cultures, religions and lifestyle.

Sustainable practices plays a core role in driving our educational program. We value the resources we use and look at ways to interact with our environment in a way that models to our children practices that are sympathetic to the environment and minimise our impact.

We are very fortunate to have a space at the centre dedicated to sustainable practices and it is in this area that we have placed our chook pen, veggie gardens, worm farm and compost bins. The benefit The Curriculum includes the care and education of having this space is that it influences what we do of children from birth to school entry age. It in the rest of the centre. also recognises the importance of the learning At Charley's Place all your child's needs are catered environment provided for our children as having for, a nutritious morning tea, lunch and afternoon a significant influence on their education and tea are provided by our very own Master chef. development now and in the future. Nappies and wipes are also supplied for our younger You can expect not only the fundamentals such groups. Charley's Place is opened 52 weeks a year as language, literacy and numeracy, but art, Monday to Friday from 6.00am - 6.00pm. music, social and life skills, problem solving Find out what makes us different and learn about and investigation – within an environment and the many activities we provide that no other curriculum designed especially to meet each childcare service offers, we can be contacted on developmental level. 4668 9366. Daily structures are flexible to accommodate Selena Rinehart children’s changing needs. They involve individual, College Operation’s Manager small group and whole group tasks with a balance

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Education Chinchilla State High School

2014 School Captains: L to R: Andrew Cockerill and Kirsty Weedon (Captains) and Hannah Redrup and Samuel Muller (Vice-Captains)

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New staff at the Chinchilla Christian School: L - R: Greg Combs (grade 4 teacher), Judy Embrey (teacher aide), Cath Wardle (teacher aide), Sonja Lee (grade 8) and Stephanie James (grade 4/5)

Chinchilla Family Day Care Chinchilla Family Day Care is a not-for-profit service providing quality care for children from birth to 12 years of age. We are currently recruiting family day carers in the Jandowae area. where children learn through play!

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Business Planting Seeds for Succession Whether you’re a farmer, a retailer, a manufacturer or a service provider, you should be succession planning. You may be a long time off retirement, but planning early will help you achieve a smooth transition to your golden years. As the old Chinese Proverb says “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” A succession plan is a strategy you put in place to identify and develop the next person/s to lead your business. That could be an employee you are grooming, an investor you are courting to purchase the business or a family member from the next generation who is taking the reigns. 2. No matter what your succession path looks like, there are two key aspects you have to get right: 1.

The technical details. Succession planning is not a one-off event. It is a process, and it can take years. Are assets owned by the right entities, are you using the right business structures? It’s a little like chess. You need to always be looking several moves ahead while you continue to adapt constantly

to the changing environment around you. Having experts who can help you navigate technicalities like capital gains tax, superannuation and aged care rules can make a big difference. Be sure to involve your solicitor and accountant in your planning right from the start. Communication. Your personality, upbringing, values, education and stage of life will all have a bearing on how you view things and how you communicate with others. Recognise and enjoy your different perspectives. Be honest. If you aren’t openly sharing, then people will start to make their own (often wrong) assumptions about what you are planning. Be kind to each other. It can be wise to use a skilled negotiator, to work through issues and towards agreed

approaches. Succession planning takes commitment, patience, specialist assistance, and constructive debate to climb hurdles and identify opportunities. With the right approach, nothing is insurmountable. And remember, the best time to start is now. David Briese will be sharing more tips at The Farmer Wants a Life seminars being held during February. www.thefarmerwantsalife.com.au. David Briese

We know the days can be long and a farmer’s work is never done. We’re not just accountants. We’re your business adviser and your sounding board. Whether you’re starting out on your first property, building up the farm, planning to retire, or transitioning to the next generation.

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February 25


Valentine’s

The new Valentine’s Collection from PANDORA. Chinchilla Showcase Jewellers is pleased to introduce the beautiful new PANDORA Valentine’s Day Collection, inspired by symbols of eternal love.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this beautiful collection, embracing the traditions of love through romantic hearts and sparkling stones in feminine colours. The collection features colours of passionate red, innocent white and pretty pinks combined with 14ct gold and sterling silver embracing the tradition of gift giving.

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Say “I love you” to that special someone by gifting a piece from our delicate love themed collection. Let her sparkle with glittering cubic zirconia pave charms and fixed clips that can be incorporated into her current bracelet design or repeated for an on trend look. PANDORA adds to the range pretty sterling silver rings set with heartshaped cubic zirconia, rose pink and cherry red stones, a clear statement of love and devotion. Another exquisite addition is a fine sterling silver bracelet with a single heart motif featuring cubic zirconia, accompanied by matching heart earrings and ring. We invite you to call in to view the new collection and to explore the full PANDORA range of jewellery. Make this day unforgettable with PANDORA! Chinchilla Jewellers

“You don’t need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely.” 26 February


St Valentine’s Day For incurable romantics St Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. How will you show your love to that special person in your life? St Valentine’s day is steeped in history and tradition. The origins remain shrouded in mystery but one legend dates it back to the Roman times. Emperor Claudius II believed that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families and so he forbade marriage for young men. Valentine is said to have defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When his actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Prior to his execution he was visited in prison by a young girl and before his death is said to have written her a letter which he signed “from your Valentine”, an expression we continue to use today. The oldest known valentine still in existence is a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt. For many years people continued to declare their love with individual hand written notes. These have largely been replaced by commercial greeting cards and the digital age has given us e-cards. Now there are apps to help you plan your complete Valentine event on your smart phone or tablet. The traditions of giving flowers, especially long-stemmed red roses, and heart-shaped chocolates in red-lined boxes are still among the most popular ways of showing one’s love on Valentine’s Day. Candle-lit dinners, jewellery and romantic weekends also rate highly. Five romantic and fun things to do on St Valentine’s Day: 1.

To help your love last all year spend some time together writing romantic ideas on slips of paper. Place them in a box and each partner takes one out every alternate week and has to implement the idea during the following week.

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Use an iOS app to make your own personalised video greeting.

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Give your partner a love coupon. This is a promissory note between lovers to agree to do something romantic at some date in the future.

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Make a list of the top 10 reasons why you love your partner.

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Take a bubble bath with candles and champagne.

Happy St Valentine’s Day! Ann Alcock

Why buy cut roses, when you can buy a living rose that will last a lifetime? Dalby Landscape and Home Garden Supplies have everything you need to spoil your loved one this Valentine's Day. As Dalby's only appointed stockist of Crabtree and Evelyn we offer the full range of beautifully scented perfumes, moisturisers, scent diffusers, bath products and a delicious range of fine foods including biscuits, jams and preserves, toffees and fudge, which can all be gift wrapped if you choose. Dalby Landscape's large range of giftware and garden ornaments caters for all sense of styles and personalities. However, if you are still unsure of what to buy your loved one then why not treat them to a gift that will last a lifetime, a gorgeous living potted plant! This way your significant other will be able to watch the plant grow and bloom year after year. Happy Valentine's Day! Dalby Landscape Supplies

February 27


Curves Chinchilla is Offering 30 Days Free Membership During February… Fitness. “This is an amazing, wildly effective workout that will really help people stick to their New Year’s resolutions,” said Curves Chinchilla owner, Anne Cardillo. “It’s definitely NOT your Mother’s workout—BUT even your Mother can do it! We combine Curves’ proven strength-training program—where you can burn up to 500 calories in just 30 minutes— with the Latin and International inspired music and exhilarating, simple dance moves that have But Anne from Curves Chinchilla understands made Zumba® so popular.” that summer holidays can impact household budgets. To help local women choose good All ages, fitness levels and dance abilities health, Curves Chinchilla will not only reduce can participate in and benefit from Curves® the new member service fee by 50 per cent Circuit with Zumba® Fitness classes. During for those who join in February but, as an extra the 30-minute class, participants work out on incentive, new members won’t pay monthly each Curves strength machine for one minute, alternating upper, lower and core muscles. After fees for a month. one minute, the music cues the participant to With the proven Curves 30-minute circuit, you change stations on the circuit, and she moves will work every major muscle group and burn to an area between machines to do Zumba® up to 500 calories a workout. Some have called moves, which tone and sculpt the body while it the perfect workout, but Curves Chinchilla is burning fat. A licensed Zumba® instructor from willing to let you try free for 30 days to find out the Zumba® Instructor Network (ZIN) teaches for yourself. simple, modified Zumba® moves from the centre of the circuit. In addition, to spice up your workout, Curves Chinchilla offers Curves® Circuit with Zumba® The benefits of Curves® Circuit with Zumba® The end of the school holidays has arrived and now’s the perfect time to spend a little time on yourself, refresh and have fun. Curves Chinchilla wants to encourage you to get more out of your summer, “whether you’re shopping downtown, working a full week, or juggling a busy family, imagine what a little more stamina and energy could do for you! Curves can give you the extra oomph that you need.”

classes are numerous, according to Curves Director of Exercise and Research, Katie Mitchell. “This is definitely a boredom-busting workout,” said Mitchell. “There’s a lot going on to keep your attention and keep you motivated. You’re listening to high-energy music that just makes you want to move, watching to make sure you’re meeting your goals on the strength machines and training your body and your brain by learning new dance moves. And research shows that the dynamics of group exercise like the Curves® Circuit with Zumba® Fitness classes promotes attendance and lowers drop-out rates, so people are more likely to stick with it.” Whether you’re interested in getting more exercise to have increased energy and stamina or to lose weight and tone muscles, Anne says, “Give us 30 minutes, three times a week and we’ll show you that Curves works.” For more information about Curves Chinchilla and Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness class schedules, please call 4662 7897. Curves Chinchilla

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Health & Beauty Sugar, the Most Dangerous Drug of All? Last month I delivered some vital information to you. In the Special January Edition of the Western Downs Magazine I outlined the Top Ten Chemicals To Avoid in your personal care products. Many of these chemicals are very popular in everyday products and by avoiding them you could prevent conditions such as cancer, depression, insomnia, birth defects, organ failure, psoriasis, eczema and many other health issues.

Sugar causes food allergies

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Eat a balanced breakfast with protein and fibre to stave off sugar cravings later in the morning.

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Eliminate hidden sugars around your house. Common household foods that contain hidden sugar include peanut butter, mayonnaise, pasta sauce and yogurt.

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Use alternative sweeteners such as agave or stevia.

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Trick your taste buds by finding ways to replace the sugar with something else, such as cinnamon.

Addressing similar issues the World Health Organisation released a warning based on research published in January 2013 proving that high-sugar diets lead to weight gain. The corollary of weight-gain, of course, is obesity, and all the attendant health issues that condition raises, including heart disease, cancer, hypertension and decreased life expectancy. And as if that wasn’t enough, another study published in the European Journal of Nutrition points to a link between high sugar intake and a much greater risk of depression.

Above all this research the one point that concerns me the most is that sugar feeds cancer. Science Daily states that certain sugar molecules are present in very high numbers in cancer cells. It now turns out that these sugar molecules are not only present but actually aid the growth of the malignant cells. The fact that cancer rates in Australia are now 1 in 3 people, you would think that our nation would sit up and take notice. But This month, we put the spotlight on sugar. Sugar many continue on in life in denial, “that won’t is becoming a major concern in the medical happen to me!” community and has recently been described as Not only is sugar aiding the death of our family ‘the most dangerous drug of our time’ by Paul and friends but there is the growing conviction van der Velpen, head of Amsterdam’s respected that sugar is a highly addictive substance and health service. one which creates cravings we find hard to Now we have all heard about the risks of control. Megan Douglas, a renowned naturopath obesity and diabetes being the result of a high and founder of World Organic, brings to light in consumption of sugar. But did you know that one of her recent articles the results of scientific there 146 negative effects sugar can have on studies, which reveal that whilst people eating your health? Nancy Appleton PhD. a clinical fats and proteins will stop when they are full, nutritionist has completed a study exploring they will keep eating if they are consuming the effects of sugar on our health and found sugars, no matter their level of satiety. Perhaps 146 health issues directly resulting from the even more frightening, French researchers in consumption of sugar. Some of these include: Bordeaux also reported recently that laboratory rats chose sugar over cocaine, despite the fact • Sugar can decrease growth hormone (the that they were already addicted to cocaine! key to staying youthful and lean) Dr Mehmet Oz suggests a four-pronged, four• Sugar feeds cancer week approach to freeing yourself from sugar • Sugar increases cholesterol

Alternatively, try starting with the new Queensland Health campaign, “Don’t stop it, just swap it!” Swap soft drink and juice for water. Swap regular sugared tea and coffee for herbal teas. Swap a sweet biscuit or cake snack for a piece of fruit. Swap regular chocolate for dark chocolate with 80%+ cocoa. I want to leave you with one thought… if every type of food and drink that contains sugar carried a warning label that read: “This product is addictive and may cause depression, cancer, cardiovascular disease, allergies and eczema.” Would you purchase the product? Would you feed it to your child, grandchild, or even your dog? Start addressing the sugar addiction in your home today! Chantahl Stedman

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Nicole’s Simply Beautiful - Napoleon One-On-One Consultations Queensland Event Makeup Artist Biography - Tanielle Davies, National Creative Team, Qualifications: Certificate In Fashion, Glamour And Bridal Makeup Artistry

- Napoleon Perdis’ ‘Makeup Expert of the Year’ and the ‘Creative Butterfly Award’. She is most passionate about empowering women to feel beautiful in their own skin and helping women to be confident in their own makeup application. As apart of the Event Makeup team, she has been able to work closely with Napoleon Perdis himself for Master classes and Personal appearances. Her work has been featured on bridal websites such as Hello May, The Lane and Grace Loves Lace. Other noteworthy achievements would include editorial credits from Style Mag, White Magazine and Toni and Guy Hair Shows.

Since starting her makeup career with Napoleon Perdis in 2007, Tanielle has been presented with many opportunities within the company that have taken her beyond her wildest dreams, furthering her skills in the art of makeup application. In Nicole’s Simply Beautiful 2012, she was awarded with two notable awards

February 31


Health & Beauty Local Talents Commit to Chinchilla Dental Practice One of Chinchilla’s most longstanding local businesses has experienced some exciting changes over the past few months. A definite local flavour is now apparent at Chinchilla Dental Practice, as late last year, Dr Gina Irwin and her husband, Wes, became part-owners of the practice in Middle Street. Also, Mr Brad McCormack recently started his CDP journey as a dental hygienist/therapist. Dr Irwin and Mr McCormack are proud to call Chinchilla home and love the rural lifestyle. The Chinchilla Dental Practice has been operating since 1951 with the lion’s share of work at the practice undertaken by members of the Clarke family. For decades, CDP was owned and operated by Dr Ian Clarke who was joined by his son, Donald, in the late 70’s. Donald’s mother was also a dentist, predominantly working as the government dentist. Donald’s wife, Lindy, has been another crucial factor in the development and growth of CDP, overseeing many changes, including the employment of more staff and several renovations. Dr Gina Irwin began her time at CDP in 2001. Prior to this, Gina attended Chinchilla State School, where she was School Captain. Gina was also very successful during her time at Chinchilla State High School, having the honour of achieving Junior and Senior Dux and School Captain. After school, Gina enrolled in a Bachelor of Dental Science at UQ, eventually achieving

Honours (Class 1) at the end of 1999. After one year with Queensland Health in Roma, she contacted Don and Lindy Clarke, who were coincidentally at that time, searching for a female dentist. The relationship has blossomed from there over many years. Gina married another local, teacher, Wes Irwin in 2001 and they have three children, Fletcher, Rupert and Zali. Mr Brad McCormack was born and raised in Chinchilla, also choosing to study in Brisbane. Brad graduated late last year, and during that time, he was already negotiating with the Clarkes to return to his hometown to polish his skills and provide a great service. Brad is looking forward to working in such a supportive work environment. He is already enjoying connecting with familiar faces as well as seeking the guidance of experienced mentors in Dr Clarke, Dr Irwin and CDP’s third dentist, Dr Andrew Sharpe. “The Clarkes and dentistry in Chinchilla go hand in hand. They’ve been strong contributors to the community for decades and I’m excited to join a practice with so much proud history,” Mr McCormack said.

legacy in Chinchilla and they’ve been such a pleasure to work for, and now, with,” Dr Irwin said. “I’ve enjoyed my thirteen years at CDP as an employee and I’m looking forward to many years as an owner. I just love helping people, making people smile, whitening teeth, straightening teeth and seeing whole families from grandparents, parents to children,” she said. Donald and Lindy are really impressed with the team at CDP at the moment. The local flavour is a wonderful bonus. “We welcome Gina to the team as a part-owner and we’re blessed that Brad chose to come home; he’s fitting in brilliantly,” they said. Chinchilla Dental Practice is at 50 Middle Street, Chinchilla. The practice can be contacted on 46628311. They also have a website, www.chinchilladental.com. The practice is also on Facebook. Chinchilla Dental Practice

Dr Irwin is also overjoyed to have a stronger commitment to CDP and a more concrete working relationship with Donald and Lindy Clarke. “Don and Lindy have set themselves challenges and ambitious goals over the past few decades and have met with great success. I’m really humbled to work alongside them. The Clarke family have left such a

Photo: Dr Gina Irwin and Mr Brad McCormack settling back into the new year at CDP.

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Chinchilla White Gums Gallery Photographic Competition 2014. Preview and announcement of competition winners Friday 31st January at 7pm. Bookings: 4668 9908

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Jandowae Street Party. Starting at 4pm High Street

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2014 Meandarra Apex Crazy Cockies B&S Ball. Gates Open at Midday. Free Camping. Afternoon Fun & Games. Dress Black Tie. ID Essential for entry. NO Glass, food dye. More information on Facebook

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Saving Mr Banks Fundraising Movie Premier. Chinchilla Cinema from 6:30pm. Phone Terri: 0488 952 517 for tickets or see Chinchilla 1 Hour Photo.

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Make-It - Grow It Festival - Chinchilla St Cecelia’s Anglican Church. Stalls, local entertainment, and more

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Tour de Meandarra - Cycling Ride

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Send in your event details for inclusion in the Community Billboard and the Events Calender. Call Western Downs Magazines on 4668 5953 or email your event listings for Chinchilla & District to chinchilla@westerndownsmagazines.com

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Blackbutt Markets - 3rd Sunday of month Chinchilla Markets - 3rd Sunday of the month. Ph. 4665 7556 Dalby Markets - 3rd Saturday of every month from 7am - Dalby Showgrounds - Nicholson Street, Dalby. Ph. 0429 696 775 Hivesville Country Markets - 4th Sunday of each month at Hivesville Sports Grounds Ph: 0459 493 511 Kingaroy Artists’ Cottage Markets - 2nd Saturday of the month 41636977

Community groups are advised that applications are being called for the following funding programmes. Application forms are available on the Council website at www.wdrc.qld.gov.au and from Customer Service Centres. Local Community Festival and Events Grant and Major Events Grant: applications close 5pm Tuesday 4 March 2014 for events beginning mid May 2014. Community Support Programme: applications close 5pm Monday 31 March 2014 for services and activities in the financial year of 1/07/2014 to 30/06/2015. Minor Grants Programme: applications close 5pm Tuesday 1 April 2014 for projects beginning mid May 2014. Other funding programmes are open throughout the year and include the In Kind Assistance Programme, Sporting Assistance Programme and Public Liability Reimsursement Scheme. Information for these programmes and application forms are available on the Council website under Online Payments and Services/eGrants. Applications are to be addressed to: Western Downs Regional Council Community Grants Funding Attn: Chief Executive Officer PO Box 551, DALBY QLD 4405

For further information phone 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624)

Kingaroy Senior Citizens Markets - 3rd Saturday of the month. Ph: 41644130 Kumbia Markets - only held on the 5th Saturday of the month, in months that there is a 5th Saturday 4163 6548 Jandowae Markets - 4th Sunday of month, Lion’s Park 4668 5486 or 4668 5408 Miles Markets - 2nd Saturday of month, 8:30am 12 noon. St Luke’s, Dawson Street, Miles. Ph. 4627 1757 Murgon Markets - Queen Elizabeth Park 2nd Sunday of month 4168 2784 Nanango Markets - 1st Saturday of the month 0427 631 273 or 4162 7300 Wondai Markets - 4th Saturday of month 4168 5926 Tara Markets - Held first Saturday of each month. Site fee $5.00 stall holders. Ring Bob 4668 2233 or 4668 2127 Warra Country Markets - 2nd Saturday of the month, Warra Park, Warrego Highway Ph: 468 1113 or 0422 828 762 Dalby Showground Markets - 3rd Saturday of each month, except April. Ph: 0429 696 775

Temporary Closure of Chinchilla Washdown Facility The Chinchilla Washdown Facility will be closed from 7am, Monday 24 February for up to three (3) weeks due to roadworks scheduled for the entrance to the facility. Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during this period but we ask for your cooperation and understanding as we're confident the proposed new Chinchilla Waste and Recycling Centre and new Chinchilla Washdown Facility will be more easily accessible when the road reopens. Western Downs Regional Council

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FOR SALE - CAMPER TRAILER Johno, with double bed and light truck tyres. Good condition. Registered. $3,500. Ph: 4669 1415 ......................................

FOR SALE - BIRDS Bourkes. Young birds from $35 ea. Pair Rosa $80. Ph. 0409 272 880, Brian. ....................................

FOR SALE - CARAVAN Coromal 14 foot low-line pop-top. 2 single beds, full gas stove, 3-way fridge, microwave, annex. Rego til Feb 2014. Good Condition. $10,500. Ph: 4669 1415 ......................................

FOR SALE - 2010 HOLDEN UTE VE SV6 MY10, colour Nitrate. 70,000kms, 6sp manual, $23,500. Polished alloy sports bar & removable ladder racks, soft tonneau cover, mud flaps, heavy duty towbar, window tint. Ph: Tom 0413 949 339. ......................................

LOST - BURMESE KITTEN Beloved family pet, Roxy, a chocolate brown Burmese, lost along the Lower Jinghi Road around Saturday 18th January. Ph. 4665 7135 or 0428 747 286 if you have any information. ........................................

FOR SALE - HOUSE 4 Bedroom House in Jandowae. Renovated bathroom, kitchen with granite bench tops, huge living areas. House sale includes all furniture (everything from the TV to beds etc.) Double carport. Lockable shed 6 x 4m, covered patio area, landscaped gardens. Great buy for a family or an investment property. 64 George St, Jandowae. $200 000. Ph: 4632 4093 ......................................

URGENT SALE - UTE Reasonable Offers Considered Holden Commodore VYII 2004 Ute Excellent Condition 133400km. Twin Exhaust. 5 speed manual. Black Interior. Upgraded Stereo. Near new Tyres. Body Kit. Goes Great. Reduced to $10,000 ONO. Ph: 4668 5110 ...................................... FOR SALE - TRAIL BIKE Kawasaki KZ 250F Trail Bike 2012 model. New plastics and graphics. Spare set of plastics. Goes great, excellent condition $5500 ONO. Ph: 4668 5110 ...................................... FOR SALE - TELEVISION Centrex 22” colour televison, strong set top box, MXT dvd player and cabinet. The lot $100. Ph: 4669 7326 ...................................... FOR SALE - SADDLE Childs Pony Club Saddle, Good Condition $75.00 Ph: 4668 6117 / 045 548 965 ..................................... FOR SALE - BIRDS Finch. Stars $35 ea. Male Ruddy $40 pairs. Cubans. Jave. Gouldians from $65 pr. At Chinchilla markets 3rd Sunday of the month. Ph. 0409 272 880, Brian. ......................................

FOR SALE - HEADER John Deere 7720, Straw Chopper 24 FT Bat Reel. One Owner, good condition. $20,000 GST incl., negotiable. Ph: Night 4663 2207 or Day 0429 065 170. ...................................... FOR SALE - LANDCRUISER WAGON 1997 40th Anniversary White Auto Petrol, many extras. One owner, immaculate condition. 145,000kms. $15,000 negotiable. Ph: Night 4663 2207 or Day 0429 065 170. ...................................... FOR SALE - USED AND NEW GOODS Used - Washing Machine, fridge, freezer, kitchen cabinets, sinks, beds, lounge suites. New - 6 x Audi Car wheels, baby car seats, indoor and outdoor furniture. Phone 0430 042 919 or 0437 034 037, Tara. .......................................... FOR SALE CENTREX 22” COLOUR TELEVISON, STRONG SET TOP BOX, MXT DVD PLAYER AND CABINET. THE LOT $100. Phone 4669 7326

QUEENSLAND LOST PET REGISTER www.facebook.com/Queenslandlostpets Statewide support, Local knowledge. https://www.facebook.com/qlpr. wdrqld Ph: Janette: 0427 657 568 ........................................ WORK WANTED Professional Editor and Proofreader will correct your writing before you print. For more information phone 46634744 ..................................... STALL HOLDERS INVITATION The Jandowae Timbertown Festival is seeking stall holders for the upcoming 2014 Festival (6th-9th June 2014). Please visit www.jandowaetimbertown. org.au to download an application form. Festival attendance is estimated to be over 10000 people. .....................................

PROPERTY CHINCHILLA (Red Hill) 680 ac. with good stands of Ironbark and Cypress. Perm water in billabongs and creek. I bdrm Donga fully equipped with shwr and toilet under cover. 7000 gal rainwater with pumps. 10m x 6m lockable shed on concrete. Good TV & mobile phone cover. 1 Kw Solar power, Solar HWS and 12v frig/ freezer included. Has a lot of potential for a number of uses and is only 15 kms from town. Fiat tractor and Hino truck cheap if required. $275k with vendor finance on 10% dep and 6% interest P.A. Repayments neg. Contact Doug 0458 599 367 or email: doug.w@ harboursat.com.au for photos.

FOR SALE House with Income on 5 acres. 3 Bedroom, 2 toilets, air-con in main bedroom and living area. 9’ ceilings, hardiplank exterior and shed. 2 government school bus run contracts and 2 buses. $320,000. Ph: Jerry 4663 0050. ...................................... FOR SALE - JANDOWAE HOUSE Approximately 12 years old, 4 bedrooms, good scooter ramp to verandah - 2 bay lockable car shed with workshop, laundry and toilet attached. Price - $227,000.00. Ph: 4668 5781. ...................................... BUSINESS + HOUSE FOR URGENT SALE Meandarra Licensed Post Office, lock stock & barrel with huge 4 bedroom house + 2 Door Garage for URGENT SALE ($negotiable$). For more information please ring Chris in confidence at Ph: 4665 6130 or 0467 489 075 or meandarrapo@yahoo.com.au ...................................... FOR RENT - JANDOWAE 2 Bedroom fully furnished unit. New kitchen, 3 bay carport/patio. Due to proximity to businesses, noise restrictions apply during business hours. $230p/w. Ph: 4665 7186 (9am – 5pm) ...................................... CLASSIFIEDS All Classifieds are FREE Ph: 07 4668 5953

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Julie Whelan Photographer Julie moved to the area this year with her family from the Gold Coast. She has been a photographer for 14 years, shooting over 500 weddings. She was also a water skiier at Sea World for over 15 years. Together with water skiing, photography and journalism are her passions.

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Community Contacts COMMUNITY Cameby Hall & Recreation Association

Darryl & Midge Bishop OR Robyn McCabe

4665 8195

Greg Olm

4665 2190

Terry Elliott

0417 434 628

Chinchilla Learning Centre

4662 8451

Chinchilla Library 4665 8153

Chinchilla Lions Club Chinchilla Melon Festival

Chinchilla & District Disability Support Group

Debbie Smith

0429 661 935

Chinchilla Apex Club

Ross Cardillo

0419 653 598

Chinchilla A & P Association

Chinchilla Horticulture Society Chinchilla Landcare Group

4662 7194

Chinchilla Arts Council

Graham Oates

4668 9047

Chinchilla Family Support Centre

Doreen Goldsmid

4662 7879

Chinchilla HACC & Community Transport Services

0418 710 267

Chinchilla Medical Practice

4662 7188

Chinchilla Rotary Club

Ian Sperling

4665 4031

Chinchilla State High School

Scott Rowan

4772 9333

Chinchilla State School

Majella Frith

4672 9222

Chinchilla Visitor Information Centre

Fern Reynolds

4679 4491

Chinchilla White Gums Gallery

Chinchilla Patches & Piece Makers

4679 4470 Lindsay Marsden

4668 9982 46679 4471

Glenys Gaske

4662 7144

Chinchilla Photography Club

Ashley Hodson

0427 746 034

Chinchilla Scouts

Iven Hewett

4662 7848

Chinchilla Scrappers

Judy Marion

0408 754 579

Chinchilla Senior Citizens Club Inc.

Nicole Mills

4679 4435

Chinchilla SES

Peter Taylor

0427 678 278

Chinchilla Silver Smithing Club

Melody Dudley

0429 143 268

Chinchilla Stamping Friends Club

Wendy Purnell

4662 8289

Potters and Painters

Val Simms

4662 7398

QCWA Chinchilla branch

Val Bender

4665 4195

SPORTING CLUBS Chinchilla Fishing and Restocking Des Obst Club

4662 7430

0428 787 579 Glenys Gaske

4668 9908

Chinchilla Aquatic & Fitness Centre

4662 7516

Lifeline Darling Downs & South West Queensland Financial Counselling Services

Julie Lane

1300 991 443

Meals on Wheels Chinchilla

Wendy Boshammer

0428 140 478

National Seniors Chinchilla

Doug Brodie

4669 1496

SQIT Chinchilla Campus

Lynne Mason

4672 6400

Red Cross Chinchilla

Naureen Gearon

4665 4171

Spiritus Social Services

Jennie Downham

0447 735 975

Western Downs Outreach Centre

Pastor Brian

4662 8322

Rhonda Bruggemann

0412 786 928

ASSOCIATIONS / HOBBY CLUBS Chinchilla Auto & Motor Group Chinchilla Cinema

4662 7633

Chinchilla Communicators Powertalk ITC

Shirley Allen

4662 8114

Chinchilla Community, Commerce & Industry

Brooke Bird

4668 9172

Chinchilla Local & Family History Group

Glenys Gaske

4662 7144

Chinchilla Floral Art Group

Chinchilla Bowls Club

Allan Mason

4662 7319

Chinchilla Campdraft

Ursula Keating

4668 9356

Chinchilla & District Cricket Association (Seniors & Juniors)

Graham Hartwig

4662 7719

Chinchilla Clay Target Club

Ivan Mapp

4669 1439

Chinchilla Golf Club

Darryl Slatter

4662 7438

Chinchilla Gymnastics Club Inc.

Anne West

4669 1304

Chinchilla Junior Rugby League Football Club

Mick Ashurst (Juniors)

0407 744 630

Chinchilla Motor Cross Club

Shannon Tunks

0427 749 029

Chinchilla Indoor Netball Association

Wendy Hunt

4662 7800

Chinchilla Family Sports Centre

4668 9212

Barakula Horse & Pony Club

Wendy Lord

4668 9302

Chinchilla Performance Horse Club

Greg Lithgow

0429 689 731

Chinchilla Polocrosse Club

Catrina Wolski

0419 741 579

Chinchilla Pony Club

Kathy Molyneux

0428 106 420

Chinchilla Rugby Union Football

Scott Gale

0412 623 345

Chinchilla Rugby League Football

Kel Gaske

4662 8335

Frank Truscott

4668 9054

Brad Hubbard

4668 9920

Chinchilla Race Club Mary Nichols

4669 1090 0428 310 069

Chinchilla Garden Club

Jerome

Fiona Wright

4665 5146 0428 761 067

Chinchilla Sporting Shooters Ass.

0427 273 333

Chinchilla Squash Club Chinchilla Tennis Association Chinchilla Touch Association

Nicole Ashurst

0429 689 486

Football Chinchilla / Soccer Club

Rob Reis

0429 605 601 4662 8481


Chinchilla Directory 2014 Accommodation - Bunya Mountains Accomodation Centre - Bunya Ave, Bunya Mountains. 4668 3126. info@bunyamountains.com Accommodation - Chinchilla Palms Motor Inn & The Palms Restaurant - 64 - 70 Warrego Hwy - 4672 9888 Accountants -Activate Accounting. Myall Precinct, 66 Drayton St, Dalby - 4531 8090 Accounting and Taxation - BMO Dalby - Business Growth, Wealth Creation, Loans and Leasing, Accounting and Tax - 4662 3722 Air Conditioning - Chillin Air Conditioning and Insulation FREE CALL: 1300 106 183 Air Conditioning – Service, supply and install air conditioners E: murray@043split.com.au - 0437 754 844 Beauty - Cosmetic Elegance Clinic - Suite 102, Level 1, Medici Medical Centre, 15 Scott St, Toowoomba - 4638 2700 Beauty - Painted Beauty Cosmetic Studio - Chinchilla - 0422 605 148 Bookstore - Collins Booksellers - Dalby Shoppingworld - 4669 7768 Builder - Chris Redlich, Builder. 20 years experience, specialising in renovations. QBSA 74755 - 0415 653 747 Building Design - Martin Building Design - 42 North St, Dalby - 4662 1403 www.martindesign.com.au Cars - Southern Cross Land Rover - Cnr James & Anzac Ave Toowoomba - 1300 670 292 Cladding – AR Treasure – Vinyl wall cladding and awnings. 4662 7614 OR 0427 922 573. BSA 13610 Computer Sales and Repairs Concreting - Kwik Kerb Miles - 49 Daisy Street, Miles. - 4627 1539. www.kwikkerb.net.au/miles Containers - Gosden¹s Machinery - Shipping Containers and used farm machinery - 24999 Warrego Hway, Chinchilla 4665 2289 or 0427 584 397 Containers - Dalby Containers - Sales and Hire Shipping Containers - 4663 5544 Mob: 0429 063 151 Council - Western Downs Regional Council - www.wdrc.qld.gov.au Ph: 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624) Fax: 1300 FAXWDRC (1300 329 937) Doctor - Chinchilla Medical Practice - Ph: 07 4662 7188 Earthworks - Pentacon Civil Infrastructure and Bulk Earthworks. 33 Heeney St, Chinchilla. www.pentacon.com.au Electrician - Michael Wood Electrical - Experienced - Reliable - Local - 0447 685 056 Employment - Bridge Employment - bridge.employment@waminda.com.au - 4662 5229 Fashion (Mens and Ladies) - Mensland Chinchilla - 93 Heeney St, Chinchilla - 4662 7421 Gallery - White Gums Art Gallery - 80-86 Heeney St, Chinchilla - 4668 9908 Garden Centre - Chinchilla Garden Centre 72 - 74 Warrego Hwy, Chinchilla - 4662 8067 Graphic Design - Western Downs Print - Design - Photography - 4668 5953 Hair and Beauty - Katrina’s Hair Style Beauty - Dalby Shoppingworld - 4662 5336 Hire - CMS Hire - Sales - Service - Construction Machinery Solutions - Brisbane - Miles - Wandoan - 4627 2660 - www.machinerysolutions.com.au Landscape Supplies - Dalby Landscapes - Plants, Pavers, Pots, Ornaments, Ponds. Hospital Rd, Dalby - 4662 3910 Mobile Diesel Mechanic - Attitude Contracting - truck and trailer repairs - 0429 622 747 Motorbikes and Quads - Advance Motors - 4 Loudoun Rd, Dalby - 46621255 Optometrist - Eyecare Eyewear Dallby and Chinchilla - 46697072 Optometrist - John Davies Optometrists - We're serious about your eyes. 46a Archibald St, Dalby - 4662 3725 Party Supplies - Time2Party - 16 Eileen St, Dalby - 4669 8998 Pest Control - Amalgamated Pest Control - 4662 7082 E: chinchilla@amalpest.com.au Pest Control - Central Pest Control – 4662 1132, M: 0412 340 644. PO Box 776, Dalby 4405. centralpest@bigpond.com Photography - Western Downs Print - Design - Photography www.wdpdp.com - 4668 5953 Photos - Chinchilla 1 Hour Photos - 69 Heeney St, Chinchilla - 4668 9221 Piercing and Jewellery - Ink Addict - 5133 Chinchilla-Tara Road - 0428 750 011 Property Maintenance – All Areas. Handyman service, complete bond cleans, yard maintenance, rubbish removal, gutter cleans, car body removal. Phone Andy on 0407 678 700 Real Estate - First National Chinchilla. Contact Trina Martin on 0422 769 194 Timber - Blinco Bros Timbers - Dalby and Chinchilla - Dalby Ph: 4669 6766 - Chinchilla - 4668 9989 Towing – CMS Towing - 146 Mary St Miles - 0417 671 088 or 4627 2660 Upholstery- M.J Dudley Upholstery - 697 Auburn Road Chinchilla - 0429 143 268 Video & DVD Rentals - Network Video Chinchilla - Cnr Wambo and Duruh Streets, Chinchilla - 4662 8438 Website Creation - Kabosh Creative - www.kaboshcreative.com.au Ph: 4665 5207 Mob: 0418 528 432

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