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Taije Nielson, Rebecca Haven and Nikk North Michell Mingay and Erika Bradshaw from Style Magazine Meleah Wiltshire winner of the millinery section

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Joan and Reg Hodgson form Petrie Best dressed teen winner Angela Kraus

Opposite: The winners of the Best Dressed Couple

- much to her surprise when she turned around – we won’t say who he was will we, Sonya! Judges were Bobby Gorring, Emma Herron and Michelle Minge, who creates her own line of millinery, ‘Millinery by Michelle’. Representatives from ‘Style Magazine’ organized and ran the competitions. Thanks to the hard work Domonic Kerwick put in over the preceding week, the track was in good shape and apart from a jockey injury in the second race, the afternoon went without any obvious problems. Michael Kelly, deputy chairman of the ‘Queensland Thoroughbred Racing Board’ attended the presentations. There was musical entertainment planned for the evening and I’m sure, many stayed to the end. At least, the evening was slightly cooler than the day!

Miles Race Day

Saturday 15th February dawned a cloudy but potentially very hot day; what a surprise! Perfect for ‘fashions on the field’ no doubt, but despite that, some may have preferred a wet or at least a cloudy day! Miles races present an opportunity for everyone to dress up and they certainly did! Despite the oppressive heat, the attendance was good, shade was at a premium and refreshments provided a welcome relief. Beside the races, there were the usual ‘fashion on the field’ competitions, best dressed ladies, best couples, best teen fashion and best dressed male (which took a bit of encouragement to entice the odd entrant!). It really was the ladies who stole the show - with the exception of a certain gentleman who, leaving his wife to strut her stuff, stole the show as he did his own ‘twirly thing’ on the end of the runway

Story and Photos by Penny Eamer

March 3 EDITOR Jessica Flynn

On The Cover

DESIGN Amelia Wood Kate Haig JOURNALISM Ann Alcock ACCOUNTS Karel Brownhall PHOTOGRAPHY Western Downs Print Design Photography

Nykeela Purs and Jordon May enjoying the Miles & District Amateur Picnic Races. Photo: Penny Eamer

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A Note From The Editor It’s hard to believe March is here already, it feels as though the year has just begun, yet here we are almost at Easter again! With March of course comes the change of season, and the start of Autumn and hopefully some cooler weather, maybe even some rain if we’re lucky! This month we have a wonderful story from one of our new contributors, Chantahl Stedman, who has written a story on the very talented photographer, Scott Bridle. You will see some of his amazing photographs and read all about his story on pages 16 - 17 of this edition. We also have another new contributor from the local area, Cindy Coggan of Meandarra, who brings us a story of the Australian Interschool Equestrian Championships which you can find on page 29 of this edition. There are some exciting events coming up in the region; Lindsay Williams Shield, and the Wandoan Races, which you can read all about in this edition. Keep an eye out in next month’s edition for all the photos from these wonderful events! Enjoy your first Autumn Edition of the Tara & District Magazine for 2014.

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Local Meetings DOGWOOD MOTOR AUTO GROUP – MILES CAR CLUB Meets first Monday of each month 7.00pm Respite Room, Miles Community Centre Ph. Les 46 271 324 Andrew 46 277 282 or John 0437 327 848. All motoring enthusiasts welcome; young guns and old cranks. Machinery; anything with wheels and an internal combustion engine. ‘Who cares ,we got spares’. FRIENDS OF CARINYA Meet on 4th Thurs – 9am Carinya Hostel Ph: Val Drowley Ph: 4627 1690 GURULMUNDI QCWA Meetings at the Gurulmundi Hall, 1st Monday of the month at 11.00 a.m followed by basket lunch. More information, call Susan on 4627 4291. All welcome. LADIES TENNIS CLUB Every Wednesday morning 8 - 8:30. $2 to play. Contact Janene: 4627 1549 MILES BOOK CLUB 1st Tuesday of each month at the Miles Library 5pm-6pm Ph. 4679 4426 MILES DISTRICT JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE Every 2nd Wednesday of the month - 6pm at the Centenary Oval Clubhouse - all welcome Ph. Aaron Finden President MDJRL on 0418677634

MILES HOSPITAL AUXILIARY BINGO 2nd Tuesday and last Friday of every month. Senior Cititens Building, Murilla Street - 9.30am. All money raised goes to improving the Miles Hosptial. MILES INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ENTERTAINERS Every 2nd Sunday of the month. 1pm - 4pm at the Luthern Hall, Miles. Ph: Jan Williams on 46658165 MILES DISTRICT JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6pm. Centenary Oval Clubhouse, Miles. All Welcome. Ph 0418 677 634 MILES LIONS CLUB INC Every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm. Senior Citizens building (next door to the Golden West Motel). Contact Rosie on 46271344 MILES MARKETS 2nd Saturday of month, 8:30am - 12 noon. St Luke’s, Dawson Street, Miles. Ph. 4627 1757 MILES REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL Meetings are every 2nd. Tuesday at 7.00p.m. in the Miles Primary School Library at 7.00p.m. All welcome. Ph. 46271707. No meetings December or January.

MURILLA GARDEN GROUP Meetings the 2nd Thursday for the months of March/ April/May/June/Sept/Oct & Nov. Ph. 46281144 QCWA Meets 2nd Friday of each month - Contact Kath: 4627 1774 or Fay 4627 1883 QCWA Condamine-Arubial Meetings at Restroom, Foster St. Condamine, 3rd Tuesday of the month, 9.00am. For more information, call Maree, ph. 46656119. All welcome RED CROSS MEETINGS - MONTHLY 1st Wednesday of each month - except for December and January - held at the Miles Hospital Grounds. 10:30am - 12pm. Ph: Trisha 4627 1216 TODDLER WEDNESDAY @ WANDOAN LIBRARY 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Wandoan Library 10am - 11am Ph: 4679 4445 TODDLER TUESDAY @ DOGWOOD CROSSING 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of each both at Miles Library 10.30am-11.15am Ph. 4679 4426 WOMEN’S HEALTH DOCTOR Dr, Felicity Rea visits Miles Hospital bi-monthly. Phone Miles Hospital for appointments: 4628 5600. Medicare card required.

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Upcoming Events

Wandoan Race Day

The Autumn racing season is here and Wandoan will be host to one of the first Western Downs country races to kick off the season! Everyone is welcome on Saturday, 22nd March, at the MBS, CMS and Mullins Mitre 10 Wandoan Race Day. The weather in Wandoan is beautiful in March, warm enough to dress up in the new fashion, but also cool enough to enjoy the sunshine, so why not try your hand at ‘fashions of the field’? Featuring a five race program, children’s rides and daytime entertainment, catering, licenced bar and evening entertainment, the Wandoan Races are a great family day out with a party atmosphere for people of all ages. Evening entertainment this year is provided by Brown Suga, a new and exciting R’n’B, Top 40’s, Disco and Dance group from the Sunshine Coast. Gate entry is free, so why not invite your friends and family! For more information, please have a look on our Facebook page / Event Page Like us on Facebook! There will be tables available to book. If you are interested, please contact Kath Miles on Ph: (07) 46 274 433 or Katherine. Tables will include catering of nibbles throughout the day. A bus will also be operating throughout the day, so please contact Kath if you are interested. Many thanks to our major sponsors: Construction Machinery Solutions, Modular Building Systems, Mullins Mitre 10 Chinchilla and Miles and Santos; and our minor sponsor: Mike Jones Earthmoving Pty Ltd. Wandoan Race Club

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Upcoming Events

A Short History On The “Lindsay Williams Shield” Once again, there will be a round robin competition on the 8th March, 2014, where the Taroom/Wandoan Battlers will be playing in special jerseys being made to remember four young men who have been fatally taken from our community over the years. These four young men, Bevan Watson, Chris Hall, Jacko Sattler and Russell Poole all played for the Bob and Judy Williams and their children have been strong and supportive Wandoan Wildcats Junior League and the young men who played with community members of Wandoan for many years, with Bob holding these lads wished to remember their mates by playing in a special jersey positions in many Clubs within the community over the years. Lindsay’s on the day. Our Club will also have another set of these love of football and of all sport started in Wandoan jerseys that will be auctioned after the grand final has when he joined the local Junior been played and the shield presented. We are expecting Rugby League and this continued a big crowd to attend, as all of these young men, Lindsay, through his school years in Bevan, Chris, Jacko and Russell are sadly missed by their Wandoan and then he furthered family and many mates, here and away. his sporting career when he went Karol Watson away. Lindsay was an accomplished Hon Sec/Tres Wandoan Sport & Recreation athlete, not only in football, but was also selected for Junior Cricket and played a mean game of golf. Lindsay was a front rower who played in three premierships and state title winning Brisbane Valleys sides and in the early 90’s captained Toowoomba Valleys to a premiership and from there, he was chosen to play for Queensland Country. Unfortunately and unexpectedly, Lindsay passed away at too early of an age. The Wandoan Sport & Recreation Committee felt that we wished to honour Lindsay and with his family’s approval, named our new oval in his memory. Each year since then, teams from Toowoomba, Tara, Wallumbilla and Taroom/Wandoan play against each other for the honour of holding the shield for the year. This is the only Senior League game that is played in Wandoan and it is always very well attended and supported by local and away community/business members, with an average attendance each year of approximately 400 – 500 persons. Wandoan Sport & Recreation first held the Lindsay Williams Shield on the 28th February, 2009, when the sporting field was officially named in memory of Lindsay and the first round robin Senior League Competition was played.

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Upcoming Events

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day Seeing The Village Come celebrate St Patrick’s Day and all things Irish at Wandoan Cultural Centre on 14th March. Irish music, dancing, food and drink, and I believe soup of the day may be Guinness! Come have your photo taken with a leprechaun! Lucky door prizes, best dressed prizes, silent auctions and a major auction will also be featured. Tickets on sale now – Bookings essential. Corporate sponsorship packages still available - you can sponsor music, auction items, tables or entrances. Please call Margarette on 4627 5200 or 0413 108 734 or Sarah on 0417 464 943 to take advantage of this fantastic sponsorship opportunity. Wandoan Health Auxiliary

Camp Oven Comedy On Easter Saturday, 19th April, 2014, a privately organized Public Fundraiser for RACQ CareFlight will be held at Monogorilby Hall – a “Camp Oven Comedy” evening with a country focus. During the afternoon, there will be ”open mike” entertainment, stalls and hopefully demonstrations for the young and young at heart. If you would like “your five minutes of fame” in your chosen field, please register your interest now. This event is just prior to the Boondooma Homestead Festival (one hour down the road). $2.00 sausage sizzle served noon to 1.00pm, bar open from noon. (No BYO please). This year, in the picturesque village, following the main meal served about 6.00pm, will be Bush Poet extraordinaire – Jack Drake. “Jack Drake is everything that a good bush poet should be. He does a one-off dead-set ripper act...the language is colourful and the poems range from hilarious to the epic to the poignant, this is real authentic stuff. “Ted Egan OA. To delight your palate, the main meal is Pig on the Spit with veggies (beef also served). A large selection of delicious “Homemade Goodies” is offered for dessert for which a donation is appreciated. There is plenty of room for camping so why not bring your tent/van, ute etc and enjoy a night in the bush, the hall will be open for big or small snoozers, just bring your swag. Cooked breakfast will be available from 7am on Sunday, $10.00 per person. Poet’s Breakfast – we welcome “walk-up” bush poets for our Poet’s breakfast followed by a church service. Come early, settle in, put your feet up and relax. There will be other fun activities (especially for young and young at heart) depending on numbers. RACQ CareFlight helps innumerable people every year so come along to support this worthy cause! Get back to basics and enjoy an evening of fun around the campfire. Cent sale will be running! For those unsure about the directions to Monogorilby, it’s a little rural area in the North Burnett Regional Shire, signs will direct from the turn off on the highway. Please remember to bring warm clothes just in case. As this is a catered event, it is vitally important to book and pay for tickets by 12th April 2014. Don’t miss out!!! So please contact 07 4165 8121 or email : Prices are as follows (for meal and entertainment): 16 Plus $35, 6 to 15yrs $15 (No EFTPOS facilities available). 8 March

In A Different Light Miles and District Historical Society and the Miles Regional Arts Council are working together to create a night at the Village with a difference. Three new historical panels and displays that were developed in late 2013 will be on display on Saturday evening, the 15th March. Also Cristy Burne’s Radio play ‘Shelter from the Storm’ will be performed live from the veranda of the Union Hotel. During the evening, short edited clips of processions, plays, Balls and ceremonies from the 1980s will be shown on a large outdoor screen. People can reminisce, learn about their history and be entertained, all on the one night, in the dazzling Miles Historical Village Museum. The Village has a special ambience under lights with the starry skies overhead. There will be a bar and BBQ tea available. Contact the Historical Village for more information. Miles Historical Village


Australia Day in Miles Stephanie Pile – Junior Sporting Award (for clay pigeon shooting) and Deborah Acason – Senior Sporting Award. This year, Deborah is going for her fourth Commonwealth Games and she hopes, for her sixth medal. Kylie Bourne – Citizen of the Year Award, Christopher Bender - Young Citizen of the Year, Wayne Collie (‘Cabbage’) won an award for coaching A grade football The Australia Day Presentation Ceremony and a ‘Project Event of the Year’ Award went to was held at Morgan Place, in front of the Miles the ‘Condamine State School 150th Celebration Historical Village and was well attended. The Committee’ - bit of a mouthful there! Chinchilla Band was there in force and many locals were able to catch up with friends they had The day was somewhat cooler than the preceding few weeks had been, making for a not seen for a while. balmy Australia Day – at least in Miles! Lars Olsen, Australia Day Ambassador - 2014, gave a talk on the circumstances that led to Story and Photos by Penny Eamer him founding the ‘Forget-me-not’ orphanage in Nepal. Mark and his wife are based in Hervey Bay, but he returns regularly to Nepal and to the orphanage. After Kylie Bourne cut Western Australia off, the entire continent disappeared in about 10 minutes. Fortunately for us all, it was only a cake, albeit large and specially made for ‘Australia Day 2014’! One enthusiastic youngster wanted to demolish the whole of Tasmania but had to settle for a smaller piece of the island.

Calen and Nadine Jones

Colin and Andrea Wotton, Maria Holcombe and Debora Jones

A variety of awards were presented and recipients included: Bruce Mellor – Cultural Award,

Daphne Smith and Beverly Moore

Miles Australia Day Award Winners

Australia Day Award For Relieving Taroom Paramedic Along with four other Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) recipients across the State, Kendall Cox was humbled to receive a Certificate of Achievement as part of the Australia Day Awards last month.

impact on the Taroom Community, and will no doubt ensure a more robust frontline service.

“Regional towns, like Taroom, rely on the community to step up and look out for one another. By re-establishing these vital volunteer While acting in the Taroom Officer-in-Charge services, community safety is greatly enhanced,” position for seven months, Kendall was he said. recognised for his high achievements in prehospital healthcare, by implementing strategies “Volunteers, like LAC President - Mr Murray towards better care for Queenslanders in medical Dingwall, Secretary - Mrs Ann Foster and Treasurer - Mr Bill Hickey, their fellow members need. and our volunteer drivers will make a world of Kendall’s work in re-establishing the Local difference to the service and to the Community Ambulance Committee (LAC) and recruiting alike.” volunteer ambulance drivers has made a lasting Queensland Ambulance Service March 9


Noonga Community Notes Since receiving his first filming camera at the age of 9, he has developed a love, understanding and respect for the movie making industry, an While it was not quite a “Hot Summer’s Night” or even a “Rainy Summer’s industry where Clancy’s dream goal is to write and produce movies. Night” which everyone would have hoped for, those attending this year’s Noonga Dance enjoyed the evening of talking and dancing. He is always in pursuit of a good story line for his next film and recently Alluding to a summer’s night, the hall was decked out produced You Tube sensations, “The Smiths”, “Presence” and “Enough” with special laser lights, yellow balloons, stars, all from his upbringing and from the heart. suns, moons, fans, beach towels and sunset vistas photos. Even a figure and his dog were Clancy has been notified of his acceptance to Bond University, where he spotted cooling off with a swim under the will study movie production, and who knows where that will take him next? He could become one of the generations next great film makers!” stars! Noonga Dance

Popular novelty dances were held with Jim Fiona Sinnamon and Deirdree Walker playing their cards right and winning the Monte Carlo. David and Lyn Bowden of Roma chose to stand under the lonely orange balloon and won the Lucky Spot Dance. The Noonga Community Association would like to make special mention of those who donated prizes for the evening. A night at Possum Park has become a very popular annual prize and Helen Golden chose the right time to arrive and won the Lucky Door. Helen also won a year’s subscription to the ‘Western Star’. Chester Turvey had the winning ticket for a subscription to the ‘Chinchilla News’. Eric Kent was fortunate to win a $100 voucher from Foodworks in Miles. In between dancing, socializing and winning prizes, everyone had time to enjoy a delicious homemade supper. Thank you to everyone for coming and ensuring that Noonga’s annual fundraiser was a success! Lazer Skirmish Recently, about 30 kids had an enjoyable time tearing around the Noonga bush while having a shoot out at the opposing team. A night of Lazer Skirmish was organised between the Maranoa Community Development officer, Penny Howland, and the Noonga Community Association and was held as part of the school holiday activities’ agenda. Congratulations Clancy Sinnamon would like to thank the Noonga Community Association for their wonderful support and for nominating him for an Australia Day Award. Clancy was awarded the Maranoa Regional Council Wallumbilla and District Australia Day Cultural Award. From the Maranoa Regional Council Website, the following news article was copied: “Clancy has matured into a well respected member of the youth in the Noonga community.

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Portrait Of A Tea Cosy This story is about Miles and tea cosies, but it is also about the opening on 24th January, of the ‘Image of a Tea Cosy’ at the Dogwood Crossing Gallery, Miles. The exhibition combines the work of both Loani Prior, who is well known for her very imaginative, ‘way out’, knitted tea cosies and Mark Crocker, a portrait and architectural photographer. The exhibition features large photographic images of many ordinary people holding tea cosies that have been in their family for years, have special meaning, or tell a story. These stories were gathered from all over Queensland and include five exhibits from Miles residents, making this a ‘local interest’ exhibition. There are many of Loani’s extravagantly knitted cosies on display and her books ‘Really Wild Tea Cosies’ and ‘How Tea Cosies Changed The World’ are also available.

embarrassed to admit that I even though of entering it. After winning two world Championships, (one with ‘Mossy Bank’ and the second with ‘Rose Cottage’ which is presently still on tour) much to my embarrassment, a few locals started referring to me as the ‘tea cosy lady’ and I fear it’s going to take a while to live that one down!

I could not have dreamed of the personal spin-offs resulting from my winning ‘Mossy Bank’. Commissions, workshop, magazine articles and the like have lasted for some years and the style of work has yet to take me in other directions; workshops in Tasmania this year, the ‘World Of Wearable Art Awards’ (WOW) and the Annual Cotton Awards (a long term project that I am about to start), all resulting from the humble tea cosy, the World Tea Cosy Championships and all the hard work and planning that Ann and Miles, of course is not fazed by tea cosies. As the home of the ‘World Tea the Miles Art’s Council put in! Cosy Championships’ for some years, they are a common sight and once I never drink tea or coffee and I don’t even own a teapot however I do have again the Dogwood Centre is ‘swimming’ in them! a few tea cosies, but nowhere near as many as Loani Prior must have, for The exhibition was opened by Ann Gibbons, the lady who put so much Loani is really immersed in tea cosies and must have made hundreds. She is effort into organizing the world championship for so many years. Sadly she known as the ‘Grand Purl Baa, Queen of the Tea cosies’. She says, ‘It seems has finally retired from the position, so if there is anyone out there who a friendship is sealed and memories are made solid with the giving of a tea feels like stepping into Ann’s shoes and continuing the competition - now cosy. I have seen hearts swell with love and pride in the telling of a tea cosy story, which is of course not a tea cosy story at all, but about people and is the time to step up! memories - old and new…….’ Loanni Prior. Other than going to her newsagency, I had never really met Ann when the championships started and as a practicing, local artisan, I had never That, in a nutshell, is what this travelling exhibition is all about. considered making anything as ‘domestic’ as a cosy, in fact I was rather Story and Photos by Penny Eamer

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Ashley Cambell with Loanni Priors image

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Breast & Prostate Cancer Association Of Qld Inc Receives A Donation Of $20,000 From Murphy Pipe & Civil The Breast & Prostate Cancer Association of Queensland (BPCAQ) will be presented with a donation of $20,000 at the Chinchilla Medical Practice, 58 Middle Street, Chinchilla at 10am on Thursday, 23rd January.

in providing funds for patient care and services directly for Chinchilla/Miles and surrounding districts. We have general financial assistance and accommodation assistance grants available. Please contact our office at au or the Chinchilla Medical Centre or your local breast care nurses, Maree Wylie in Dalby, Ros Melmeth in Kingaroy, Marion Strong, Bronwyn King or any of the breast or prostate care nurses in Toowoomba, if you would like to access this assistance.

Glenn from Murphy Pipe and Civil will present the cheque to our local Committee members, Joanna Embry of Chinchilla and Ann Gibbons of Miles, along with Dr Saba Alessawy from the Chinchilla Medical Practice. BPCAQ will utilize this amazing donation to provide patient financial assistance grants for those undergoing Breast or Prostate Since 1993, our volunteer board members have a proud history of providing a “grass roots� level Cancer treatment in the region. of support. We have established breast care The Breast and Prostate Cancer Association is a nurses in Rockhampton, Barcaldine, Mitchell, volunteer managed charity that provides funding and currently fund five breast care nurses in the for support and services to sufferers living in rural Emerald, Fraser Coast, Charleville, St George and and regional Queensland. From patient assistance Rockhampton districts. BPCAQ also provides grants to funding breast and prostate care nurses, scholarships for nurses interested in furthering to research and patient information booklets, their education in the area of breast or prostate our volunteers are dedicated in raising funds for cancer and are supporting two research projects, initiatives that will help patients directly. including Pammie Ellem of Bundaberg who is undertaking a PhD at USQ looking at improving We are extremely grateful to Murphy Pipe and and standardizing breast care nursing practices. Civil who have donated this money to assist us

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We have ten subcommittees in rural towns throughout Queensland who raise funds to provide emergency financial assistance for breast or prostate cancer sufferers in their district. It is only through donations and the events we organise that we can provide these essential services. More information can be found on our website: Donations can be sent to: Breast & Prostate Cancer Association of Qld, PO Box 970, Spring Hill, Qld 4004 Brisbane Office: PH: 3831 2263 (Tue, Wed, Thurs 9:30am-2:30pm) Breast & Prostate Cancer Association of Qld

Joanna Embry ( Financial Assistant Representative, Chinchilla) : Dr. Saba Alessawy (Chinchilla) : Ann Gibbons (Financial Assistant Representative, Miles)


Miles Police Report As of the 10th February, 2014, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has made changes to the National Driver Work Diary or truckie’s “log book”, as they are commonly referred to. We have had a bombardment of questions relating to this, so here is a clarification on the changes that have come directly from the NHVR. The work diary is for drivers of fatigue regulated heavy vehicles who are not allowed to drive or work more than the maximum hours in a certain period set out by law. A work diary is used as evidence that a driver’s work and rest hours are compliant with the law and that their fatigue is being managed. Drivers are still able to use their current work diary for up to six months after 10th February, however, should you finish your current diary prior to that date, you will need to obtain the new version of the diaries. These diaries are sold at the same location you bought your previous

diaries, which for Miles, is the front counter of the Should driver’s work diary be lost, stolen or destroyed for whatever reason, drivers must Police Station. notify the NHVR or the driver’s local road The new work diary has changed somewhat transport authority within two business days and from the old ones that were previously issued. until the driver purchases a new diary, the driver The new diary explains the national fatigue laws, will be required to complete their own record has examples to show you how to count time and carry it with them like their normal diary. and requires less information to fill out. Other However, this is only valid for 7 business days; by things, such as reducing the amount of times the the end of these 7 days, a new diary must have odometer and truck regos are recorded, along been obtained. with recording your basic fatigue management or advanced fatigue management, has been These new diaries are more self explanatory and simplified to fill out, creating less confusion and reduced. worry amongst drivers. There are other smaller changes designed to make the recording of details, such as licence For further information, visit detail and two up driving, more simplified. au/workdiary or call All drivers of fatigue regulated heavy vehicles, 1300696487. who drive more than 100km from their home base, must obtain and complete a work diary to Miles Police record their work and rest times.

In an emergency, call 000

Gardening Tips For March After the heat and humidity that we have been having, your roses may be starting to look a bit out of shape. It is a good idea to prune any stray branches and fertilise them with sudden impact for roses to keep them going. Petunias, alyssum and lobelia can be planted now to get a good autumn show. It is also a good time to start preparing garden beds for winter planting, by mixing the soil with a slow release fertiliser and gypsum. Winter flowering plants include pansies, sweet peas, foxgloves and larkspur, just to name a few. If you have a vegetable garden, then towards the end of March is the ideal time to prepare a section of the garden so it is ready for your winter vegetables, such as cauliflower, broccoli, onions, peas, cabbage etc. Don’t forget to visit Dalby Landscapes Facebook page or drop in and see our friendly staff at 15 Hospital Road, if you would like any further gardening advice. Dalby Landscapes

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Give Back To Your Community By Volunteering At Dogwood Crossing exhibitions, then you can become a Gallery galleries like Chinchilla White Gums Art Gallery and Gallery 107 @ Dalby, please call Council’s Groupie. Cultural Development Coordinator on 4679 “If assisting in the delivery of popular public 4031. programs interests you, like the Toddler Tuesday program for children, or the Forget-Me-Not Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Cultural Development and program for people in the community living with Health Services Councillor Carolyn Tillman dementia, then becoming a Public Programs said volunteering at a regional art gallery like Volunteer is for you.” Dogwood Crossing is very rewarding and Anyone interested in joining the Dogwood essential to delivering community services. Crossing Art Gallery committee can find out “Volunteers play an essential role in supporting more at the AGM at 9am on Tuesday 25 February. the development and installation of exhibitions and public programs for the John Mullins If you’re interested in becoming a Gallery Memorial Art Gallery and the Curved Wall Groupie or Public Programs volunteer you can Exhibition Space at Dogwood Crossing,” she said. find out more by contacting Dogwood Crossing on 4679 4430 or visiting their website www. “If you’re interested in helping to plan the annual exhibition calendar, then becoming a Dogwood Crossing Art Gallery committee member is for For more information on volunteering you. Or if you want to help install and demount throughout the region, including Visitor Information Centres, museums or other art You can indulge your interest in art, meet new people, and bring fresh ideas by joining the enthusiastic group at Dogwood Crossing who volunteer as committee members, Gallery Groupie or Public Program volunteers.

Wandoan Landfill Users To Have A Better Trip To The Tip through the enhanced facility, where there’ll bin or skip with a commercial provider. be roads and dedicated drop off areas to help “Council is confident that the improvement separate waste from recycling,” he said. to operations at Wandoan landfill will be of “The new drop off areas will help ensure great benefit to both the community and greenwaste and timber, scrap steel, and mixed the environment and will continue to help us recyclables are recycled, rather than just added Towards a Waste Wise Western Downs.” to landfill. While improved maintenance from Spokesperson for Environmental Health regular pushing, compaction and covering of From 10 February 2014 the Wandoan Landfill will be open from 7am to 5.30pm, 7 days a week. Councillor Greg Olm said the changes being waste will ensure the trip to the tip is better. introduced at Wandoan Landfill will help For details on the applicable commercial and enhance the patron experience by making the “For those unable to visit the landfill, there are options to help improve recycling and minimise industrial waste fees and charges, please visit trip to the Wandoan Landfill better. waste. Households are able to request new or Council’s website“From next Monday residents and businesses additional garbage and recycling collection facilities#Wandoan or call 1300 COUNCIL. who use the Wandoan Landfill will notice a services, and community groups, businesses or Western Downs Regional Council friendly face ready and eager to help guide them rural property owners can arrange an industrial Users of the Wandoan Landfill can now say goodbye to spending their time at the tip swatting flies and making unsightly mounds of rubbish bigger, with changes to the landfill’s operation taking effect from next Monday 10 February as part of Council’s strategy Towards a Waste Wise Western Downs.

14 March


Clean Roadsides For Our Western Downs required to table this as a serious issue for our region;

A campaign is underway to bring the Roadside • Rubbish issue to the forefront of discussion. This issue is one that is being discussed increasingly • by many of our Western Downs Communities.

Need to come up with solutions to assist and improve roadside cleanliness;

The amount of roadside rubbish is at a point • of critical mass in the Western Downs; •

Contaminated waterways are of major concern;

Lobbying, strategies and actions are required to effect change and improved outcomes for our communities and environment in relation to roadside rubbish.

Our filthy roadsides make it increasingly difficult to promote our towns and communities as proud, savvy and progressive places to live, work and visit;

If you would like to have your say, provide some suggested actions and solutions then visit the e-petition at: petition/clean-raodsides-for-the-western-downs

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Your support and involvement by signing the petition is welcome and will help to influence some action, as well as long terms strategies and solutions in being developed by the key players. It is time to stop ‘brushing this one under the carpet’! Get on board today and have your say about handing on a clean region for our future generations! For further information please contact Kylie Bourne - Kylie Bourne

March 15

They say they breed them tough in the bush but really I think we breed them brilliant…well that’s the case when you mention the name Scott Bridle. Scott is a born and bred Glenmorgan boy raised at Erambie. His appreciation for nature and the bush was implanted into him from day one by his mother and father as they taught him about the magnificence and splendour that the bush had to offer. With his mother as an artist there is no doubt that Scott “grew up immersed in art” and before long his mother gave him another artistic medium to turn his hand at, photography. Leaving home at age 20 set for the stations up north with camera in hand, Scott embarked on a journey of majestic beauty and admiration. He spent 15 years as a stockman snapping away before graduating to the skies as a pilot. This different angle opened the doorway for Scott in to a new world of photographic opportunities. He spent 10 years in the air before returning to the district with ample images that left the masses in awe. Scott delighted in seeing the pleasant expressions as people looked on through his photos which lead him to compiling his recent book “Outback”. From here Scott decided to try his hand at a bit of healthy competition by entering the BHP Billiton Cannington Waltzing Matilda Photographic Competition. He began his success in this area taking out first place in the Colour Print section in 2010 and more recently again in 2013 with his image (pictured) Jordan’s Woolshed Brenda. Scott continues his passion for photography right here in the Western Downs and is now based in Meandarra with his newly established helicopter business specialising in contract mustering, feral animal control and aerial photography. With his love for the bush, Scott has also developed a special talent for the odd portrait or two. He is currently building his photographic portfolio in order to release another book and plans to do a 16 March

few more trips out west before its completion. Scott’s current book “Outback” can be found at all leading book stores or on his website www.; for bookings and enquiries please contact Scott on 0429 674 114 or Fairway Studios, Goondiwindi. For those that are interested in photography or would even like to just give it a go, Scott will be judging the Photography section at the Tara Show on the 8th March. And just to be sure he never misses an opportunity, Scott “always has his camera with him” no matter where his travels may lead. Chantahl Stedman

Scott Bridle

Scott Bridle

March 17

Pet of the Month


Highly Commended

‘Honky Tonk’ sent in by Skye Titmarsh

Congratulations ‘Mickey Bob’ sent in by Caitlin Summers

‘Scuffy and Muffy’ sent in by Joanna Hills





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Pet of the Month Finalists: 1. Max aka.’Buddha’ chilling in the morning sun by Daniel Wegener 2. ‘Jaz’ sent in by Diana Daley 3. ‘Lexi’ helping with some gardening sent in by Brianna 4. ‘Ace’ by Karla Bradley 5. My grandaughter Theodora with her canine brother Moose by Narelle Frye


Empire Theatre

Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, the Phantom lives his shadowy existence. Shamed by his grotesque physical appearance he lurks in the misty catacombs beneath the Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over its occupants, but the love he holds for his beautiful protégée, innocent soprano Christine is too strong even for her heart to resist. The 2014 Empire Theatres major production, The Phantom of the Opera, presented by Heritage Bank, is a timeless story of seduction, despair and obsession as The Phantom’s fixation on Christine unleashes a tale of drama, destruction and death. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy Andrew Lloyd Webber’s international award winning musical, as this unique theatrical experience, featuring the haunting score including Think of Me, Angel of Music, Music of the Night, All I Ask of You, Masquerade and The Phantom of the Opera is brought to life on the Empire Theatre stage from April 3-13.

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Walking In Your Shoes There’s an old saying “You can’t really know a man until you walk a mile in his shoes”. Last month members of the BMO Team hit the road to get a better sense of just what it’s like to be in the shoes of farmers and business owners across our region. The stories aren’t new to us. Most of the BMO Partners have grown up on farms and even still work on them, we’ve helped in our families’ businesses, we’ve invested and we’ve borrowed. We’ve been young and carefree, we’ve studied, and we’ve travelled. We’ve had health crises. We’ve lost loved ones. We’ve had families. We get what it’s like to try and put a child through school while praying for the rains to come. And we’ve had good times too, like winning a big contract or having a good day on the golf course. BMO has worked with clients across a range of industries for more than 24 years. Importantly though, even though we’ve had similar experiences to our clients, we know

we went we were taken aback by the positive spirit of our farming communities. In amongst the desperate need for rain, there were signs of progress and excitement. More than 150 guests came along to the sessions to talk with us about succession planning, business structures, tax tips, government incentives, aged care, employing It goes right back to ancient Greece. Plato once people, communication and about being aware said: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting of the signs of and effects of stress. a hard battle”. That is why we’ve launched a new campaign called “We’re with you every step We know all too well the many challenges all of of the way”. It means more than just walking our local small businesses are facing – not just beside our clients and advising them, it’s about farmers but service industry, manufacturing, being “with them”; providing a service that’s not transport and retail. We know that everyone’s wearing a different pair of shoes… Sometimes dictatorial – but more like a partnership. the path is smooth and sometimes it’s bumpy. During February, we were out on the road Some are skipping through while others are travelling to Taroom, Miles, Condamine, dragging their feet. But no matter where you are Dirranbandi, Moonie and back to Dalby visiting at in life, or in business, we’re with you every step clients and presenting our “The Farmer Wants of the way. a Life” seminars. One thing that really struck us was that no matter how bad the conditions BMO Business Centre were out in these communities, everywhere that we will never assume at the outset what it’s like to be them. To do that, we have to walk alongside them and listen. It’s part of our team values at BMO – our value of “understanding” is about respect and good manners, being open and honest, and committed to listening.

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.

we’re with you every step of the way.

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Locally Owned Haulage Specialist All vehicles are fitted with IVMS and Monitoring cameras. Trucks are also fitted with ESDs (emergency shut downs).

CMT Haulage specialises in 24 Hour Drilling Rig Water Support Services and also Potable Water Delivery for the Local Community in the Western Downs, Surat Basin. We also cater for the Civil Construction Industry providing Side Tipper Gravel and Material Cartage and also General Freight Services.

Our other Services include:

Local to the Miles area for over 20 years, Craig and Mandy Turner started their business with one truck and water tanker in 2011. Today, it has grown to a fleet of 3 Volvo Trucks and purpose designed tankers which provide one of the most efficient water services to the Coal Seam Gas Industry, with loading and unloading pumping rates of 2,000 litres per minute in a seamless manner to maximise the efficiency of your Business.

For further information, check out our website or The CMT fleet includes late model Volvo prime contact Craig Turner on 07 4627 1771 / 0417 710 Movers, Water tankers (non potable use), Potable 125 or like us on Facebook. Water tanker, a Side Tipper for all your bulk cartage needs, as well as a 40ft flat top trailer. CMT Haulage

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Potable Water Delivery

Bulk Water Cartage to and from ponds

Bulk Gravel/Dirt Delivery (Side Tipper)

40ft flat top trailer for general cartage

Our Clients include: QGC, Leightons, IOR Petroleum, Western Downs Regional Council, FK Gardner.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, CMT Haulage is known for its professional service and friendly staff. Safety, Service and Stability is the core driver behind our company.

March 23

Health & Beauty

The Need for Sleep In last month’s magazine edition you may have learnt a thing or two about sugar and hopefully you have started on your journey of change. This month we are going to focus on another topic that can vastly affect your health, and that is sleep. Firstly, lets test how well you are sleeping with a simple questionnaire. For more than two weeks have you…

of energy, poor concentration, fatigue, dizziness, slow reaction time, aches and pains, reduced immune function, decreased general well-being, hallucinations and increased risk of mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. Some common sleep problems and disorders include insomnia, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, and sleep apnoea.

Had trouble getting to sleep?

Some tips to improve your sleep

Been sleeping for fewer hours than usual?

Had poor quality of sleep?

Been tossing and turning at night?

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Avoid drinking caffeinated drinks like coffee, tea or energy drinks and at worst avoid consuming any caffeine after 4pm.

Exercise .

At Night •

Try to go to bed at the same time each night.

Use low light when getting ready for bed; this signals the brain to wind down.

Try to keep all electrical items out of your bedroom. Some studies have shown that electricity can interfere with brain activity during sleep.

If you have trouble getting to sleep then do a low energy and low stimulation activity before going to be such as reading or sewing. Avoid mobile phones or television as they cause too much stimulation.

Also listening to relaxing music can help clear your mind.

Ensure your bedroom is quiet, comfortable and dark.

In the Morning •

Get out of bed as soon as you wake. Don’t go back to sleep.

Been waking up regularly during the night?

Get up at the same time each morning.

Been feeling sleepy most of the day?

Go outside into the fresh air

Do some form of physical activity, like going If you answered yes to any of these then you • for a walk. are not alone. About 15% of Australians are estimated to suffer regular sleep difficulties and During the Day another 20% claim to suffer occasional problems Do not take naps. sleeping. However, having a good night of • If you are worrying about problems then sleep is important for maintaining good health. • make time to address them so that your The body uses sleep to recharge from the day’s mind is free of worry and thoughts at night. activities. In addition to this we need quality sleep which is not necessarily a long sleep. Lack of • Monitor your sleep hours and awake hours sleep or quality sleep can lead to irritability, lack by using a diary.

Sleep Tight! Chantahl Stedman Chanzar Organics

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Should I Be Using Generic Over The Counter Reading Glasses? New research has revealed that over the counter reading glasses with identical magnification in each eye may put old people at risk of a fall, impact on quality of life and even life expectancy.

Generic over the counter reading glasses don’t account for these differences. Appropriate correction of both eyes is especially important as we get older and less stable on our feet.

The main reason for this is that as we get older there is a greater prevalence of anisometropia (difference between the two eyes). This condition is 10 times more likely in people over 75 years old compared to children.

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March 25

Health & Beauty

Come celebrate National Closing the Gap Day Thursday 20 March 2014 10.30am Tara Medical Centre Free blood pressure & glucose checks health information & resources sausage sizzle Fill in a

short survey to go into the draw to win this jersey!

Closing The Gap In Health Equality National Closing the Gap Day focuses on making a contribution to a fairer, better Australia- one that says no to health inequality, injustice and discrimination. Darling Downs South West Queensland (DDSWQ) Medicare Local is committed to supporting the delivery of culturally appropriate services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across our communities. DDSWQ Medicare Local staff work closely with medical practices across the Darling Downs and South West to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be connected with the health services they need to stay healthy. On National Closing the Gap Day, 20 March 2014, DDSWQ Medicare Local is hosting a free event in conjunction with the Tara Medical Centre to help close the gap on life expectancy among local Indigenous community members. The event will take place at the Tara Medical Centre from 10.30am, and will include free health information, blood pressure and glucose checks, and a sausage sizzle provided by the Tara Men’s Group. Those who attend the event will be offered the chance to go in the draw to win a “deadly” jersey.

For more information contact: Jane on 0419 495 605

The day will also include a talk from former rugby league player and State of Origin great, Colin Scott. Colin will speak about practical ways to look after your health and his personal health experiences. It is hoped that by holding this event Indigenous members of Tara and surrounding communities will have a better understanding of their health and ways to improve it.

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Outpatients To book – 46285 600

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Health Professionals & School Guidance officers

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Flying Surgeon To Book - 46285600



Roma Hospital & Health Service

ATODS Phone - 46690766

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March 27


Visit the Bunya Mountains Bunya Nuts are falling and there are an awful lot of them this year. The trees are loaded and bunya cones are littering the ground. Driving is interesting at present – dodging bunya cones. Some cones are huge, weighing up to 10kg, with the majority around 6 – 8kg. Bunya cones mostly fall at night but the crashing sound of branches being broken and the thud as the cone hits the ground echoes around the mountain even during the day. All chalets are fully self-contained and range from one bedroom up to five bedrooms. Our smallest chalet accommodates two people in cosy privacy; the largest chalet accommodates the whole family and extended family (up to 22 people). Prices are very affordable. Your chalet can be nestled within the rainforest, perched on striking escarpments overlooking the Darling Downs or South Burnett or you can enjoy stunning rainforest views close to the walking tracks. Lock your car and forget it while you are enjoying the Bunya Mountains – all accommodation is within walking distance (maximum 2km radius) to all amenities including walking tracks, coffee shops and restaurants. Try a bunya burger or bunya nut scones with a cappuccino at “Poppies on the Hill”. Stay at least two nights to fully explore the magic of Bunya Mountains.

28 March

Bunya Mountains is a cool place with crisp clean invigorating mountain air. We are usually five to seven degrees cooler that the surrounding plains all year round. Please bring appropriate warm clothing, even in summer! Bunya Mountains Accommodation Centre


Australian Interschool Equestrian Championships In 1984, the first ever Interschool Competition was held in Brisbane with riders coming from various parts of the state. Now some thirty years on, we continue to have a large network with Regional, State and National events. Over the past six years, the National Championships have been held annually in Melbourne, Sydney and Toowoomba. In 2013, Western Australia held the very first Interschool National Championships away from the eastern sea board in Brigadoon, Perth. In October this year, the Western Downs Region had the following riders compete: Sean Geraghty, Dominic Holtkamp, Hannah Portbury, Elise Crawford, and Emily, Tom, and Sarah Coggan. These riders had to qualify at regional and then state championships before receiving spots in the Queensland team.


300 athletes represented every state in Australia at the Championships which ran from the 2nd to the 5th October. The event was held at the State Equestrian Centre, located in the Swan Valley, some thirty minutes from Perth. The Swan Valley is also home to over one-hundred wineries including Houghtons and Taylors. Rumour has it, many interschool parents did enjoy a session of wine tasting or two. At this time, Western Australia was receiving one of its wettest years on record. The hospitality of this state was second to none and they were certainly out to make an impression. Of the children who gained selection, some decided to use pool horses, which always adds an element of difficulty and surprise, not knowing your mount. Those who chose to use pool horses have made long lasting friendships with their WA Hosts. Others made the epic journey of 9000km’s to Western Australia and back. The twenty-two horses that made the journey faced a few hurdles with having to cross three state borders and having to dump feed at four different check stations. However, this journey was full of adventure and exciting tales that included: Sharing a camp site at Eucla with 300 Rebel bikies who were being escorted out of WA by forty undercover police, playing the Nullarbor Links (the world’s longest golf course), seeing the Western Australian native wildflowers, checking out the super pit in Kalgoorlie and whale watching at the Head of the Bight. One family even managed to have a German countess make the trip back with them. Phillip Coggan described the trip “as an adventure of a lifetime and a must do trip for anyone who has not previously crossed the Nullarbor.”



On a whole, the Western Downs Council collected six national titles across the disciplines of Show Jumping, Dressage and Combined Training. An amazing effort from these seven riders given the distance that many of them live from regular coaching! After speaking with Theresa Geraghty who coaches brother, Sean, she said, “The Interschool National Championships have taken us all over Australia, to places that I never thought I would go. I just wish that I had known about it when I was at school”. The Interschool Competition season runs from July to the following July. This year, the Regional Championships will be held in Dalby on the 10-12th May, and all new competitors would be greatly received. Cindy Coggan


Photos (right): 1. Sarah Coggan with her horse being greeted by the WA wild flowers 2. Sean showjumping on his pool horse 3. Well travelled horses at The Head of the Bight in SA 4. WA Road sign on the Nullarbor 5. Rebel Bikies being escorted out of WA

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C&K Murilla Kindy Update Sue resides in Condamine and runs a mixed grain and cattle property with her husband. She has two grown children and three grandchildren whom she loves to play and interact with. Sue has a firm belief in early learning experiences in children and the “huge benefits these have on children”. Her objective at C&K Murilla Kindy is to provide meaningful and holistic learning through play-based experiences and “maintain enthusiastic and active learners”. Her goal in working with the children is to help them We are delighted to announce that our teacher develop “responsible and respectful attitudes from last year, Mrs Nicole Campbell, has had a toward themselves and others while having fun beautiful baby boy and both mum and baby every day they attend kindy”. are settling into family life really well. We would also like to introduce our new teacher for 2014, Under Sue’s guidance as a teacher, our children Mrs Sue Reilly, fondly referred to as ‘Miss Sue’ at C&K Murilla Kindy have already started by our children. Miss Sue comes with years of experimenting with writing their own name, experience in working with young children and recognising the first letter of their name and has a Bachelor degree in education. Her teaching drawing their own connections between letters background consists of many years teaching in in their name and those in their friend’s. Numbers lower primary as well as relief work in Prep and shapes and other concepts are also incorporated Year 1 classrooms. She is currently engaged in into play activities on a regular basis. For the a bridging course to continue her professional younger children at our centre, Miss Sue has been introducing art and craft activities that development in working with young children. Welcome back to another wonderful year at C&K Murilla Kindy! Our new children have settled in to the routines of our kindy and great friendships are already developing. It’s lovely to see those children who are familiar with our kindy welcoming the new children and inviting them to play. Social development is a strong point at C&K Murilla Kindy and children learn social norms and appropriate social behaviour through play under the guidance of our fantastic teachers.


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focus on developing their fine motor skills, such as painting and cutting-out, to assist them in building the necessary coordination for holding a pencil and forming letters. C&K Murilla Kindy welcomes enrolments for children aged 3-5 years and some vacancies are still available at present. If your child is within this age range and seems ready for kindy experiences, please come and see us at our centre at 86 Marian Street in Miles, or contact us on (07) 4627 1340 or au. C&K Murilla Kindy operates every Tuesday and Thursday and every alternate Friday. Murilla Kindergarten


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Year 8 Camp 2014 This year we broke with tradition and took our Year Eight cohort to Stanley River Environmental Education Centre on the edge of Somerset Dam near Kilcoy. The focus of the camp was to develop teamwork skills and develop positive relationships between the students. Over the three days students undertook numerous problem solving skills, orienteering adventures, canoeing skills and built their own catapults. As a culminating activity to test their newly developed skills, on the last morning of camp, students were challenged with rescuing the “Stanley River Princess”. Students effectively worked together to ferry their team across a cove to collect equipment and resources required to construct rafts on which they would transport their team’s “princess”. Our students showed exceptional teamwork skills; communicating effectively,

cooperating, respecting and anticipating the needs of their team to ensure they succeeded in the challenge. All in all the camp was a huge success, with many great experiences, skills and laughs shared by all. Julie Orton Year 8 Coordinator

COMMUNITY Skills scholarship Applications now open! Origin is working together with local businesses to address skills needs and to help local people stay local by offering Community Skills Scholarships. If you are enrolled and employed as a first year apprentice, are 15 years or older and live in the Western Downs, Maranoa regional council or Banana Shire council areas, you may be eligible for an Origin Community Skills Scholarship worth up to $13,500*. Applications close 30th June 2014. For more information please visit or call 1800 526 369

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March 31

Classifieds FOR SALE




FOR SALE - SEAT COVERS LX Holden Captiva Seat Covers, in good condition. Call Col Smith: 0429 092 590 .....................................

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 .....................................

QUEENSLAND LOST PET REGISTER Statewide support, Local knowledge. wdrqld Ph: Janette: 0427 657 568 ......................................

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@ for photos. ......................................

FOR SALE - DUAL CAB HILUX 2008 Hilux Dual Cab. 3.0 D4D SR 98,000kms. Extras: towbar, bullbar, wired for car fridge and caravan. Extra battery and fuel filter. Roof racks and brand new ARB canopy. Excellent condition. POA. Ph: Robby 0427 582 124 ...................................... FOR SALE - ALUMINIUM BOAT Aluminium boat 3.75m Stessco tripper or redco trailer 13” wheels 25HP motor fish finder, carped floor etc as new $5900 Ph Col Gott 4627 1498 0429949522 ...................................... 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 - Sheep Dorpers - PB self shedders top quality 4 ewes 1 ram all young at $550 (lot) -Chinchilla Ph 0409272880 .................................... FOR SALE - BIRDS Bourkes - normal rosa and splits from $35 at Chinchilla Ph 0409272880

FOR SALE - BIRDS Finch - stars, cubans, yellow breast, cutthroat from $65 pr Charcoal and white from $8 each at Dalby and Chinchilla Markets Ph 0409272880 ...................................... FOR SALE – CAMPER TRAILER Double bed on trailer base with extra large room enclosed by canvas. Full annexe, some extras. Registered and in very good condition. $3200 negotiable ph 4663 0720 ..................................... Aluminium Boat Stacer sea sprite 3.1m only used twice as new $1290 Ph Col Gott 4627 1498 0429949522 ..................................... FOR SALE – CEDAR WARDROBE Large 3 door wardrobe circa 1880. Hanging space each side, drawers in centre, large central mirror. Can email photos. Good condition, always in house and polished. $2000 negotiable ph 4663 0720 ...................................... FOR SALE – SUBARU OUTBACK WAGON 2009 Allwheel drive auto wagon. One owner, full service docs, always garaged, mainly highway kms 96000. 4 new tyres, many extras. CVT transmission = Great fuel economy. $19000 negotiable ph 46630720

STALL HOLDERS INVITATION The Jandowae Timbertown Festival is seeking stall holders for the upcoming 2014 Festival (6th-9th June 2014). Please visit www.jandowaetimbertown. to download an application form. Festival attendance is estimated to be over 10000 people. ..................................... POSTPONED Hannaford Campdraft - which was to be held on March 15-16 at Hannaford has been postponed due to the drought.

PROPERTY 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 ...................................... 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 ...................................... 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.

WORK WANTED Professional Editor and Proofreader will correct your writing before you print. For more information phone 46634744

Email your free Classifieds to: Fax: 07 3054 0550 or Post: 35 High St, Jandowae, 4410

Advertise here for only $75 Contact Shelly on 0417 829 080 or email

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Kate Haig Graphic Designer Growing up in Brisbane, Kate moved to Jandowae in 1999 and is the newest member of the Western Downs Magazine Team. She has been involved with many community groups in Jandowae, and enjoys small country town life. Kate brings with her an interest in photography.

Julie Whelan Photographer & Writer Julie moved to the area last 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.

Lynelle Urquhart Photographer & Writer Lynelle and family live and work on a cattle breeding and cropping farm at Moonie. She also teaches part time at a couple of local primary schools. Lynelle is state webmaster for ICPA (an educational lobby group) and is the publicity person for many local groups including the Moonie Sports Club and Moonie ICPA.

Aja O’Leary Photographer & Writer Aja was born in the Czech Republic and met her husband in England. They now have two cheeky little girls, living and working in their family farming business growing watermelons and breeding Angus Cattle near Chinchilla.

Ann Alcock Photojournalist Ann is a freelance photojournalist who is also involved in several social documentary photography projects. She has a keen interest in rural communities and has recently written the history of racing in Taroom.




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The ‘Miles Lily’ is distributed to every house, business and PO Box in Miles and surrounding areas with a total distribution of 2500 per month. Distribution includes the following areas: Barramornie, Broadmere, Cockatoo, Columboola, Condamine, Dalwogon, Drillham, Ghinghinda, Glenaubyn, Grosmont, Guluguba, Hookswood, Jackson, Miles, Moraby, Nangram, Spring Creek, Taroom, Wandoan. We also deliver magazines to every Information Centre, Library and Newsagency in the Western Downs. What’s Free? Local news, event wrap ups, community group news e.g. Lions Club, sporting club reports and much more! Email your reports and photos to For more details, phone 07 4668 5953. Advertising: Shelly Barclay, Advertising Manager: Mob: 0417 829 080 If you would like Shelly to visit your office to discuss advertising options, just give her a call! Western Downs Magazines post 16000 magazines around the Western Downs every month!

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Community Contacts


Miles State High School

4628 5111

Centrelink - Miles

1800 050 004

Peek-A-Doo Primary

4628 3215

Centrelink - Taroom

1800 050 004

St Mary’s Primary School Taroom

4627 3398

Taroom P-10 State School

4628 9333

Wandoan State School

4628 8888

Churches Catholic Church Miles Crossroads Christian Centre, Miles

Holy Cross Parish

4627 1139

Outreach Klaas & Angelique 4627 1333 Delport

Lutheran Church, Miles

Elva Hahn

Service Clubs Taroom Meals on Wheels

4628 6166

4627 1107

Wandoan Lions Club

John Erbacher

4627 7727

Marion Randall

4627 4444

Miles Ladies Tennis Club


4627 1549

Miles Saturday Social Tennis


4627 2100

Presbyterian Church, Miles

Wal Jones

4627 1180

Wandoan Meals on Wheels

Wandoan Assembly of God

Ps Kevin Wedrat

4668 9666

Sports Clubs

Community Centre Murilla Community Centre

Maureen Williams

4627 2027

Council Customer Service Centres Banana Shire Council - Taroom

4992 9500

WDRC Miles - 29 Dawson St

1300 268 624

WDRC Wandoan - 6 Henderson Rd

1300 268 624

General Interest Clubs

Wandoan Bowls Club

Ray Harth

4627 4326

Miles District Junior Rugby League

Aaron Finden


Wandoan Tennis Clubs

Margaret Holland

4627 4321

Wandoan Wildcats Jr Rugby League Shane Westman

4628 4432


Wandoan Creative Sewers Club

Glenda Clarris

4627 5170

Miles Historical Village & Museum

Anne Croft

4627 1492

Miles Red Hatters

‘Crown Jules’

0432 899 541

Miles Visitor Information Centre

Anne Croft

4627 2330

Miles Lions Club Inc



Miles Hospital

4628 5600

Medical Women’s Health Doctor (bi-monthly)

Cameby Hall & Recreation Association Darryl & Midge Bishop

Robyn McCabe

Schools Dulacca Primary School

4627 6155

Drillham Primary School

4627 6289

Guluguba Primary School

4628 2141

Grosmont Primary School

4627 4978

Miles State Primary School

4628 0333

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Community Halls 46658195 46658153

Have your business listed here for only $7 per month! (Free to advertisers) Email: Ph: 4668 5953

Miles Directory 2014


Bunya Mountain Accommodation Centre - info@ Ph. 4668 3126



BMO Dalby - Business Growth, Wealth Creation, Loans and Leasing, Accounting and Tax - 4662 3722


Dogwood Crossing @ Miles - Cnr Dawson and Murilla Streets, Miles - Ph: 4679 4430 Fax: 4627 1844 Email:


Cosmetic Elegance Clinic Toowoomba - 4638 2700

Machinery Hire

CMS Hire, Sales, Service. Brisbane - Miles - Wandoan Ph 4627 2660


Western Downs Regional Council - www.wdrc.qld. Ph: 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624) Fax: 1300 FAXWDRC (1300 329 937)


Eyecare Eyewear, Dalby Shoppingworld, Ph: 4669 7072, Chinchilla Central, Ph: 4668 9888

Diesel Machanic

Attitude Contracting - Mobile diesel machanic, truck & trailer service/repairs. 0429 622 747

Drafting & Building Design

Martin Building Design - Residential, Commercial, Industrial. Ph. 4662 1403.

DVD Conversion from VHS etc

“Save your memories before it’s too late!” George Sturgess Mobile: 0428 157 566

Earthmoving and Excavation


Murilla Kindergarten - 4627 1340

John Davies Optometrists – We’re Serious About Your Eyes - 46a Archibald St, Dalby. Ph: 4662 3725 Party Hire

Time2Party - 16 Eileen Street, Dalby. Ph: 4669 8998. F: 4662 3825

Printing and Graphic Design

Western Downs Print Design Photography - Business Cards, Stubbie Coolers, Docket Books, Stationery, 4668 5953

Tribe’s Plant Hire - Quality Work Assured - 48 McNulty St, Miles - Ph. 0427 953 686


THE Shed Company, Dulacca Max & Delma Scotney Ph. 0427 728 469 E:


PentaCon - Civil Infastructure Bulk Earthworks - 33 Heeney St Chinchilla - - info@

Shipping Container Hire & Sales

Gosden’s Machinery – Shipping Containers and used farm machinery – 24999 Warrego Hwy, Chinchilla 46652289 or 0427584397.


Queensland Electrical Company (QEC) Ph Peter Scotney 0427 110 885


Edgar & Wood Solicitors 118 Cunningham St, Dalby Ph. 4662 2311

Michael Wood Electrical - local, reliable, experienced. 0447 685 056



Miles Engineering - 28/46 Murilla St Mile - Ph: (07) 4627 1488

Blinco Bros Timbers - 18079 Warrego Hwy, Dalby. Ph: 4669 6766, E:


Empire Theatre, Toowoomba au Ph: 1300 655 299

Garden Centre

Dalby Landscape & Home Garden Supplies. 15 Hospital Rd, Dalby. Ph: 4662 3910. F: 4662 5475


CMS Towing. Mary St Miles Ph 0417 671 088 miles@

Hair & Beauty

Katrina’s Shop 24 Dalby Shoppingworld Ph. 07 4662 5336

Website Design

Kabosh Creative - ‘Elgin’, Condamine, Ph. 4627 7290,


CMT Haulage Ph 4627 1771 or Craig 0417 710 125

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