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MAY 2014

Issue No. 05/14

D I S TM aRg aI zCi n Te

May - 2014– 1

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Flinton Races Record Crowd At The Flinton Races The 2014 Flinton Races recorded another record attendance on Easter Saturday. The races have grown in numbers every year for the last few as the word spreads that the little village of Flinton and a small but dedicated committee puts on a great show. Campers started rolling in from the Thursday prior and were still in attendance as Sunday dawned. A beautiful fine day saw the ladies dress to the nines and Fashions on the Field was hotly contested.





Gillian Meppern-Mott



Photos: Top - Flinton Races Dash for Cash 1. Back left to right: Flinton Races Easter Saturday locals and guests, Laney Hayes, Wendy Henning, Anne Bridle, Mia Hayes, Jane Henning and Peggy Henning 2. Classic Race Day Lady Skyela Kruger. Best Headwear Anne Kooy, Junior Girl Natasha Seigs 3. Members of the Soho Nights Syndicate made up of committee and guest had a great days racing despite the horse coming absolutely last! 4. Cheryl Brown, Helen Meacle Cindy Coggan, Anne Bridle & Helen Meade 5. Matilda Meppem and Gillian Mott 6. Katrina Connors, Alastair Blenkin, Daniel Chater, Bonnie Somers, Jordan Bass, John Maunder, Laura Howse, Fleur Wild 7. Best Gents Headwear Philip Coggan 8. President Paul Meacle & Clerk of the Course Brant Ernst


Trainers and jockeys supported Flinton very well again this year with all five races full, racing for over $40,000 in prize money. The hard working volunteers from the St George Lions Club did a fantastic job keeping the punters fed and watered all day and backed up on Sunday morning to provide breakfast for the weary party goers. The number of campers at the Flinton Races grows every year and they were especially excited this year to find a newly constructed amenities block. Fashions on the Field, the Flinton Footraces and bush poetry kept the crowd entertained all day. As the sun set over the scrub the crowd was treated to an awesome fireworks display. The band and DJ Jonny Mac kicked into gear and the dust on the dance floor really started to swirl. As dawn broke on Sunday morning the true scale of the 2014 Flinton Races became evident and the weary committee began the clean-up already planning next year’s event. It seems that the Flinton Races has become a “mini Birdsville”.


Teelba Phantom Race Day 2014 There were frocks, fascinators and fun to be had by more than 100 attendees at the Teelba Phantom Race Day on Saturday. The Teelba State School Multi-Purpose Centre was transformed into a spectacular racing carnival scene with race-goers betting hundreds of thousands of “funny money” dollars on eight big screen races. “Questionable Bookies” provided random and varied betting odds and techniques, with James and Edwina Coggan taking out the “Most Successful Bookie” award, ending their day still ahead of their punters. The Fashions of the Field were hotly contested with best dressed lady going to Theresa Penfold and best dressed gent to Shaun Salter. Meanwhile, the little ones were kept well entertained by the St George Mobile Kindy who kindly donated their time and resources with a variety of painting activities, play dough and craft as well as a merry-go-round and jumping castle kindly provided by the Maranoa Regional Council. The auctioning of a number of items kindly donated by very generous sponsors, including a personalised, framed photograph from Scott Bridle Photography selling for over $2000, will help the Teelba P & C to continue to assist the education and development of the students of Teelba State School. Overall, the day was a huge success with fun and excitement had by all who attended. The Teelba P & C wishes to thank their generous sponsors who make the day possible and the wider community for their support and patronage. Brenda McMillan




1. Little ones had a great time in the St George Mobile Kindy Tent. 2. Fashions of the Field winners Shaun Salter and Theresa Penfold with judges Bella Creed and Gillian Meppem-Mott.


3. Paige and Todd Devinish and Rob and Virginia Warby enjoyed the day. 4. Mr Ray White (aka Ray Whitehouse), one of the many “Questionable Bookies”. EDITOR Jessica Flynn DESIGN Amy Skerman Kate Haig JOURNALISM Ann Alcock ACCOUNTS Karel Brownhall PHOTOGRAPHY Western Downs Print Design Photography ADVERTISING Shelly Barclay Mob: 0417 829 080 Fax: (07) 3054 0550 Email: TARA AND DISTRICT MAGAZINE ENQUIRIES:

On the Cover This photo is of Isabelle Adair taken at home on her family property “Jason Manor” near Tara; taken by her mother, Anna Price Adair. This photo won first prize in the Black and White ‘People’ category and Champion Black and White Photo at the 2014 Tara Show. You can read more about Anna on page 15.

A Note From the Editor

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We have a new member of the Western Downs Magazines family: Willow Lacee Wood was born on the 14th of April, a beautiful little girl for Michael and Amelia (who is on maternity leave for another 11 months, not that we are counting) and congratulations to Cole on his promotion to ‘big brother’.

Jessica Flynn, Editor

Mother’s Day is on the horizon now too as we head into May, 2014! I hope all the Mum’s out there are spoilt rotten; it truly is the most challenging, yet rewarding job a woman can ever take on. It’s funny though how until you have your own children, you can never really appreciate what we put our own mothers through! I know for a fact I would still be lost without mine; she’s really one of a kind. Western Downs Magazines are once again proudly sponsoring the wonderful, biennial Jandowae Timbertown Festival in June this year. You can read the full program on page 12 of this edition. You can keep up-to-date with the latest news as the Festival approaches on their website: www.jandowaetimbertown. Locally, we also have the Glenmorgan Snake Gully Campdraft and the Moonie Sports Club & Santos Oilfields 50th Anniversary. You can read all the details on page 7 and 8 of this edition. Enjoy the cooler weather and your May edition of the Tara & District Magazine. I will be back for the July Edition!

Jessica Flynn

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Moonie Sports Club & Santos Oilfields 50th Anniversary, 11am.


Free RFSQ Open day by Bennett RuraL Fire Brigade at Billabong Fire Station on Billabong Lane between 9am - 12noon. Equipment and fire demonstrations, bushfire safety and survival information, live ABC Radio broadcast, local entertainment, sizzling sausages. Phone Val 0448 059 653


Tara Catholic Fete and Auction St Joseph’s School ground 9am - 5pm. Stalls, BBQ, Bar, Cent Auction, Raffles, Children’s Entertainment. Auction starts at 9a.m. Listings to Tara Rural Supplies - David Gunther 46653366


Tara & District Little Athletics sign on day


Tour de Meandarra - Cycling Ride - Dillon Park, Meandarra


Annual Burrandowan Picnic Races



Mother’s Day


Myal Park Botanic Garden Photography Competition, 6pm


Glenmorgan Snake Gully Cup Campdraft

Hannaford Open Gymkhana & Family Fun Day. Horse events begin at 8.30am sharp. There are also sheep races, jumping castle, train rides, kids amusements, markets, barrel races and a new goods auction. Bar is open from 12 noon. Free entry and camping. Come along for a great day out with your family and friends. For further information phone Claire Walker on 07 4663 0038


DEADLINE - Tara & District Magazine, June Edition


Tara Combined Districts Development Group Meeting @ Moonie Sports Club. Sausage Sizzle from 6pm. Meeting commences at 6.30pm. All welcome.


Restore Australia Halal Certification Information Evening - Myall Youth and Community Network Centre Conference Rooms Nicholson Street, Dalby, 7 to 9pm


“That’s Life” Community Mental Health Event - Tara Memorial Hall Doors open 5:30pm


RELEASE DATE - Tara & District Magazine, June Edition


Jandowae Timbertown Festival - find us on facebook or

AUGUST 2 - 8

Bloomin’ Creative Showcase


Annual Brigalow Ball, Music by Sound Elite. Licensed, starts 8pm. Proceeds aid Cancer Research. For more info ph Lynn Dahlheimer 4665 2195


Chinchilla Auto Fest 2014. Gates open to the public 7am, something for all the family. Phone Rhonda Bruggemann 0412 786 928.

Country Markets •

Blackbutt Markets - 3rd Sunday of the month

Chinchilla Markets - 3rd Sunday of the month. Ph. 4665 7556

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 Ph: 416 36977

Kingaroy Senior Citizens Markets - 3rd Saturday of the month. Ph: 4164 4130

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 the month, Lion’s Park 4668 5486 or 4668 5408

Miles Markets - 2nd Saturday of the month, 8:30am - 12 noon. St Luke’s, Dawson Street, Miles. Ph. 4627 1757

Murgon Markets - Queen Elizabeth Park 2nd Sunday of the month 4168 2784

Nanango Markets - 1st Saturday of the month 0427 631 273 or 4162 7300

Wondai Markets - 4th Saturday of the 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) from 7am - Dalby Showgrounds Nicholson Street, Dalby. Ph: 0429 696 775

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Tara Easter Sheep Dog Trials Tara once again held a highly successful trial with probably the largest number of entries for a long time. There were 99 dogs entered in the Open Trial with a total of 268 dogs run over the three days. Trialling started at 6am each morning due to the large entries and Gloria and Joe Tipper travelled from Casino NSW to trial, cook a lovely stew for everyone on Sunday Night and then along with some very talented trialler’s give us some very enjoyable entertainment in the form of a concert. They have travelled here for the last 5 years to trial and entertain us and everyone has a great time.

Thank you to all the people and businesses of Tara who supported us with generous donations once again this year. This is really appreciated and helps to make our trials a huge success every year. The Encourage trial finished in a tie between Kate Hawe with Kaden’s Bonnie Lass and Rachael Bice and Thornton’s Pirate. Colin Topp from Brisbane won the Novice Trial with his dog Smiley’s Kel and the Improver went to Damian Bougoure from Roma and his dog Fiesta Shilpa. The Western Downs Championship Open Trial was won after a run off by Errol Brettschneider from NSW. Errol and Jim O’Connell from “Camara” Winton ended in a tye before Errol was the victor.

This trial is made possible by the continued support of Grant and Fiona who donated the use of their sheep once again. Grant also carted them in for us and transported them out on Monday Linda Mitchell after the trial.

Dalby Show Sheep Dog Trials Members of the Tara Working Sheep Dog Association ran a very successful trial for the Dalby Show Society at their recent show held on Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th of April. The trial continued on Sunday the 13th and there were a huge number of entries this year considering the drought conditions recently. This trial was made possible by the very generous support from Grant and Fiona Borchardt of “The Deep” Tara who lent their sheep for the trial. Grant continues to support Tara Working Sheep Dog Association every year and is a very community minded person. He has also donated the use of his sheep for the Tara Trails over the Easter weekend and we cannot thank them enough for their continued support of our Club. Dalby Results:

L-R Errol Brettschneider, Jim O’Connell, Colin Topp, Joe Tipper, Geoff Gibson, Rachael Bice, Matthew Mitchell, Damian Bougoure, Roy Potticary, Gloria Tipper, Pip Flower, Denise Hawe, Kate Hawe, Michael Rigby and Gary Spry.

Encourage Winner - Matthew Mitchell with Lygajo Suzy

Novice Winner - Geoff Gibson with Blackbrook Phoebe

Improver Winner - John Wolfe with Alvaglen Glen

Open Winner - Jim O’Connell with Jackson’s Steffi

Jim O’Connell and Steffi also won the Pat Budden Memorial Trophy donated by Pat’s wife Merle for the highest score in the Open with a 94/100.

Linda Mitchell

Dalby Winners L-R John Crombie, Jack Dwan, Roy Potticary, Jim O’Connell, Matthew Mitchell, John Wolfe, Snow Potter, Geoff Gibson, Michael Walsh, David Kirkbride and daughter Lilly, Colin Topp and Pip Flower. Mother and Daughter Denise Hawe and Kate Hawe from Longreach. 6 – May- 2014

Glenmorgan Snake Gully Cup Campdraft The ever popular Glenmorgan Snake Gully Cup Campdraft runs once again this year from 16th to 18th May. Well known for its great food and company, this year the Draft offers riders an extra day of competition with the first rider out of the camp at 10am on Friday morning. We retain our infamous Friday night kebabs with the bar open throughout the entire weekend. Saturday afternoon sees the inaugural Snake Gully Cup Committee Teams Draft take place – sure to be entertaining with bragging rights going to the winning team! $10 from each team nomination will be donated to a great cause. The committee ladies run a canteen all weekend with a coffee van available for all your caffeine needs! Meandarra State School P&C always provide an amazing dinner on Saturday night, with this year being no exception. The Snake Gully Cup committee take pride in being able to involve community members from various groups around our area and we welcome everyone to come along and join us for a weekend of exceptional drafting, food and hospitality! Without our generous sponsors and cattle donors we certainly could not provide such a reputable event in our small community – thanks goes to:

Glenmorgan Bottle Tree Inn, Carol McCormack, Creevey Russell Lawyers, Michael & Bec Hayes, Oakey Beef Exports, Bill & Sue Waldron of Waldron’s Stockhorses, Scott Bridle Outback Photography, Westco Truck Sales, Tilly’s Crawler Parts, Miles Auto Parts & Hydrolink Miles, Riverina Australia GOLD SPONSORS: Jen McCormack Jewellery, Raydar Pest Control SILVER SPONSORS: Meandarra Aerial Spraying, Grant, Daniel and Long (Meandarra), Meandarra News and Garden Centre, Murilla Hardware Supplies, Elders (Meandarra), Craig’s Welding & Tyre Service, Darling Downs Freight Service, Sara Street Cafe, Monty’s Garage, Lowes Petroleum, Tara Rural Supplies, ALC Contracting, Roma Vet Clinic, Monty’s Roadside Cafe & General Store BRONZE SPONSORS: Black Toyota, Country Wide Saddlery and Clothing, Gordon & Joyce Bond, JJ Knox Veterinary, Murilla Foodworks GENERAL SPONSORS: Esmay & Kerion Jeffery, Cliff Killeen Saddlery, Hastings Deering, Tara Foodworks, Golders (Roma), Tara Pharmacy, True Value Hardware, Vanderfields (Chinchilla), Wholesale Horsewear House, WDRC CATTLE DONORS: Kerriett Pastoral Co, Rob & Virginia Warby, McCormack Family

TRANSPORT: Meandarra Transport PLATINUM SPONSORS: Clonlara Services, Rob & Tammie Irons Droughtmasters, Scholefield Tammie Irons Family, Dusty & Amanda Weeden,


Moonie Is 50 And We Want You To Help Us Celebrate! Do you have a connection with Moonie, either with the oilfields or the district? Fifty years ago, in 1964, the Moonie Oilfields was built to pump the newly discovered oil reserves. Many people built the facilities here, and many more worked and sometimes lived at the Moonie Oilfields. The recently balloted farming blocks were being cleared and the pioneering farming and grazing families of the Moonie district looked forward to a wonderful new district that they hoped would grow and prosper. Moonie State School recently celebrated it’s 50th year as well. In 1964 a group of locals decided to build a

tennis court, then cricket grounds and the Moonie Sports Club began. It’s still the hub of the district and has hosted all manner of sports including cricket, tennis, netball, an AFL club, a gun club, fitness and ballet groups, as well as a well stocked and run bar, many different groups who meet there, our famous yabbie races, playgroups, school concerts, Arts Council performances, weddings, christenings, 21sts and funerals. Over the years, the volunteer run sports club has expanded and updated it’s facilities and we now boast arguably the best hall and facilities for many kilometres (yes, we are boasting, but it’s

true! We even have mobile phone signal now!!) Please come and help us celebrate our half century on Saturday 7th June. It’s a very rare opportunity to tour the Santos Moonie Oilfields as it is usually a restricted area for safety and business reasons. Tours begin there at 11am then travel the short distance to the Moonie Sports Club, where the afternoon’s fun will lead on into an evening of food, fireworks and a great live band. Please RSVP for catering so we can feed you all! It will be a great day to remember. Lynelle Urquhart

Saturday 7th June, 2014

Bloomin’ Creative Showcase - Tara The Bloomin’ Creative Showcase Steering Group is delighted to announce the dates for the upcoming Bloomin’ Creative Showcase, 2014. The Showcase is a one week art exhibition providing exposure for and appreciation of the artists within the Tara region. The exhibition will feature artistic creations by the talented residents of the region and provide a space for them to display and sell their pieces. The Showcase will be officially launched on Friday, 1st August at Tara Memorial Hall at 6pm. The community is invited to wander through the displays and enjoy the wine and cheese reception. There will be some light entertainment and everyone is also invited to get into the spirit of the exhibition by taking part in our Wearable Art Fashion Parade. There will even be a prize for best dressed!

- 4pm. Visitors to the Showcase will have the Exhibition from Saturday, 2nd August to Friday, opportunity to meet some of our working artists 8th August. Open daily from 10am - 4pm. and to witness creations in progress during the For more information or to get involved, week long exhibition. please contact Sharon O’Shea, Community So, come along and view the diverse range of art Development Officer Tara on 4679 4462 or on offer. You’ll enjoy the experience!

The exhibition will be open daily from Saturday, 2nd August to Friday, 8th August from 10am Launch night: Friday, 1st August

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Sharon O’Shea


I’ll Give You A Dahlia A Day, Dear! The Moonie Visual Arts Group recently ran a wonderful weekend workshop at the Moonie Sports Club with Bev McClune from Toowoomba teaching the visually distinctive “Dahlia” quilting pattern (pattern and templates by Marti Michell). Diverse colour schemes really showed up the mathematical pattern which looked difficult to achieve, but was almost easy under Bev’s quietly confident tutoring style. We look forward to seeing these completed in the coming months. They are the same pattern and size, but the differences in colours and patterns make them visually quite different.



Lynelle Urquhart

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Arlie Wormwell sewing two strips of her Dahlia Tutor Bev McClune demonstrating how to put the strips together to make the Dahlia design Sue Billsborough’s completed Dahlia centrepiece. Catherine Baker sewing her “Dahlia” with 2 completed examples in the background

Andy’s Agro Roundup

TARA HARDWARE Richard & Lou Thornbury

47 Day Street, Tara P: 4665 3216 E:

Monday - Friday: 8.00am - 5.00pm Saturday: 8.30am - 11.30am

Now that it is time for planting wheat and barley we should be thinking about applying fertiliser at planting to encourage root development and plant establishment. We know a lot of people are watching their budget and if you can not afford starter or other granular fertiliser then maybe consider a seed treatment of Nutriseed. For less then a $1/acre you can apply nutriseed on your seed before planting. Nutriseed is made up of a variety of fine oxides and trace elements to help with plant establishment and root development. It is also compatible with a variety of fungicidal seed treatments, so if treating seed this may be a cheap way of getting some fertiliser at planting. For further details on Nutriseed go to their website or phone Andy on 0458001831 or at the shop. Andrew Gunther, Tara Rural Supplies Below: Trial - Ventura Wheat, 2008 Location: Wellington, NSW. Early root growth




Budding Photographers’ Competition The newly formed Myall Park Botanic Garden Photography Club is hosting their first Photography Competition with a culminating event of an exhibition/auction at Myall Park on the 16th May. Local amateur photographers are invited to submit one entry in an open competition with prizes including a set of Myall Park Botanic Garden prints. The Club recently held a Photography Workshop at Meandarra State School with Peter Rickards travelling from Toowoomba to provide the expertise for the day. Some very exciting rainfall occurred during the workshop which fuelled the photographers’ creative juices and the participants focused on capturing water droplets. Some wonderful photos were taken, including the one below by Peter himself of a local child enjoying the simple pleasures of a wet day and some beautiful blooms at Myall Park Botanic Garden taken by Sean Grams. For further information on the competition, please see flyer or contact Kate McDonald or Kay Denning on 46785333. Penny Grams

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Champion Photo at Tara Show Anna Price Adair won Champion Colour Photo at this years Tara Show with a photo of her daughter Isabelle Adair (right), taken at home on their property "Jason Manor" near Tara. Anna also took out first prize in the Black and White 'People' category at the Tara Show and then Champion Black and White Photo (Magazine Cover Photo). Anna uses a Canon 7D, her first DSLR. Photography is something she has taken up only recently - she wanted a good camera so that she could take better photos of her daughter, family and all that they do. Now the camera is always with her. Anna’s main areas of interest are portrait photography and landscape photography. She loves the traditional look of black and white photography and has been doing quite a bit of that lately, both landscapes and portraits. Karel Brownhall

Champion Colour Photo at the 2014 Tara Show - a photo of Isabelle Adair

Win a wedding cake voucher valued at $400 To go into the draw to win a Merivale Cakes and Classes $400 wedding cake voucher, simply fill in the coupon with your name, phone number, email address and wedding date, and return it to WESTERN DOWNS MAGAZINES, 35 HIGH ST JANDOWAE, 4410. Alternatively, look for the Wedding Cake post on the Western Downs Magazines Facebook page, like the post and either comment or message with your name, email address and wedding date. The winner will be announced in the July magazines! Good Luck!

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Livestock Biosecurity Biosecurity is becoming a significant issue for primary producers in the Western Downs and our nation at large. Karen Huskisson of Wattle Downs Merino and Poll Merino Stud at The Gums is a Director on the Agforce Sheep and Wool Board. In this role, Karen has been trained as a Biosecurity Industry Liaison Officer in not only sheep and wool but all biosecurity issues that have the potential to affect primary producers. Karen has developed a broad knowledge of issues through her roles as the President of the Queensland Merino Stud Sheepbreeders’ Association, a member of the National Wild Dog Action Plan Committee, a delegate on the Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders, a committee executive of Leading Sheep, a coordinator of the Moonie Weed and Pest Group, a member of Southern Inland Queensland Regional Committee of Agforce and also the Transport Committee. These roles have given Karen a comprehensive knowledge in the issues that arise under the banner of Biosecurity and assist her in understanding all industries of primary producers.

With these extra hazards posing risk to your livestock, it is essential to incorporate a Biosecurity Property Plan in your management procedures to ensure the farm’s optimum viability status. Your local Biosecurity Industry Liaison Officer can assist you with accessing information on contamination, disease and creating a Biosecurity Property Plan. Karen says there are specific chains of action that must be taken should you find health status issues within your livestock. Firstly, you would need to contact your regular vet. If the vet is unable to explain the illness or if the issue is that of a biosecurity nature, your vet must contact the Principal Veterinary Officer who will then inform the Chief Veterinary Officer of Queensland. From here, you can be put in contact with your local Biosecurity Industry Liaison Officer who can assist with facilitation of communication and explanation between the authorities and you as the farmer on a confidential basis.

Should you need more information, you can access the Livestock Biosecurity Network online at or contact Biosecurity Queensland in the Karen recommends that all properties should have a Biosecurity Property Department of Forestry and Fisheries in Toowoomba. Plan to assist them with their personal management of any risks or hazards Chantahl Stedman that have the potential to harm their livestock or business. Biosecurity hazards do not only appear as animal diseases; they can come in all shapes and forms including: •

Weeds: Vehicle access to properties can pose a threat of transferring weeds; this hazard has become more common, especially with the current active oil and gas exploration where a high risk of Biosecurity issues arise with vehicles entering and exiting properties. Some properties and paddocks have been rendered unusable due to the spread of African lovegrass and other inedible grasses and weeds.

Feral Animals: These animals can transfer catastrophic diseases to our livestock. For example, wild dogs spread diseases such as parvo, distemper and neosporum caninum which specifically causes early abortion in cattle; feral pigs can spread leptospirosis as well as acting as a carrier for various worms and other minor diseases.

Fodder: Importing and exporting contaminated feed from properties and factories also poses a risk of transporting poisonous and inedible plants like Patterson’s curse, parthenium weed, mother of millions and stremoneum.

Straying Stock: Stock that are inadequately contained on their property of origin pose one of the greatest risks and can spread disease at a phenomenal rate while having a detrimental impact on viability of livestock production. Not only does straying stock spread lice and other contaminants; sheep pose a huge risk of contracting and spreading brucellosis which is a sexually transmitted disease causing infertility. This disease is in extreme stages in some areas of Queensland amongst the sheep industry due to the lack of containment of stock. In addition to this, graziers are getting unwanted offspring affecting their breeding program and genetic gains. To prevent this, you should buy your rams from a Brucellosis Accredited enterprise. Medulated fibre in merino flocks also causes a large discount to the producers’ wool as the fibre is from an exotic animal breed which must be declared on selling wool. Any exotic breed owner can be held responsible for lack of stock containment and loss of income to the merino owner.

Transporting Stock: The importation of stock from interstate can aid in the contraction of ovinejohnes/bovinejohnes disease. It is a national regulation that all stock transported interstate must travel with a National Health Statement and sheep should travel with a Sheep Health Statement supplied by the owner or seller to the buyer. It is recommended that all purchasers of livestock should check the stock entry requirements for their specific state and their role as a purchaser.

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Photo: Karen Huskisson of Wattle Downs Merino and Poll Merino Stud at The Gums


Queensland Country Women’s Association Recently, members participated in Photography, Public Speaking and Dressmaking Competitions, and the winners of these Competitions now go on to the Southern Region finals to be held at Redcliffe in June. We also participated in The Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) ‘Women Walk the World’ with a display of ‘Shoes with a Story to Tell’. Members voted with the smallest coins in their purse for the shoes with the winning story. The funds raised from this little Competition will be used to support the work of ACWW in the South Pacific Area. Branches throughout your area welcome women from all walks of life at their meetings held monthly. If you would like to find out where the nearest branch to you is, or if you and some friends think you could start a new branch/sub-branch, please contact the Maranoa Division President, Maria Keys, on 4627 7173. Some of the Women Walk the World ‘Shoes with a Story to Tell’ Some QCWA activities include: Supporting families in distress caused by flood, fire and drought through providing vouchers to local stores to purchase household needs. Funds are raised for the Public Rural Crisis Fund (PRCF), by fundraising and tax deductible donations, and ALL funds are used to provide assistance to families suffering from natural disasters. Providing vouchers supports local businesses as well as local families. See the QCWA website au/ to donate to the PRCF. Lobbying various levels of government to improve conditions in communities. Areas of concern include: health, transport, education, the environment, and community and national security. Education and support of women and children in many areas including cooking, craft, public speaking, and international welfare of women and families. Competitions including Hand craft, Cookery, Knitting and Crochet, Photography and Public Speaking.

Susan and Kate Gale. The gown Kate is wearing will now be judged in the Dress making competition at Southern Region Meeting at Redcliffe in June

Collecting old spectacles to be recycled to Papua New Guinea, making birthing kits for PNG, collecting used stamps and foreign coins to be sold to fund International projects that benefit women and children, and putting together ‘Kits for Kids’ of educational necessities for schools in PNG and the South Sea Island communities. Susan Gale

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Tara Shire State College Congratulations Mrs Judith Bridge Last Friday, we congratulated Mrs Judith Bridge on 25 years of service with the Department of Education at Tara Shire State College. Mrs Bridge is a valued member of our administration team. She started working at Tara Shire State College on 28th March, 1989, when the office was located upstairs in C Block (where the secondary staffroom is now located). When she first started, she had to learn to use an electric typewriter and then, later a computer. She was very reluctant to learn how to use the computer and would have preferred to have kept her electric typewriter but, in true style, she learnt the computer and now uses it proficiently every day. For those of you who know Mrs Bridge, you will know that she maintains a steady calmness about her regardless of what is going on. She has a wonderful way of dealing with people, she is polite to everyone who enters our office and genuinely cares for our students and staff. It has been my privilege to have worked with Mrs Bridge over the last five years. Sitting on her desk is a small plaque which I gave her because it sums up exactly how I feel about her contribution to our College, “You are exactly who and what and where you are supposed to be and you are lovely.” Congratulations and thank you, Mrs Bridge! Jacqui Hayward



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Education Bunyip hunting! On Friday, 21st March, our classes 1/2G and 2/3W, along with Miss Gossage and her year 3s, went on a Science Excursion to Columboola to explore living things. On the excursion, we got to hunt for yabbies using meat tied to a string. Miss Garrad was so excited to catch two yabbies! We also went on a hunt for the mysterious Bunyip. On the hunt for the Bunyip, we found lots of things in the Bunyip’s green and red bags. These included magnifying glasses, stethoscopes, feely bags and a cookie and a drink! These items helped us to understand how the Bunyip’s five senses worked. They have great eye sight, great hearing and love their food. But unfortunately, we didn’t see the Bunyip because they only come out at night!! We had a wonderful time with great behaviour and we look forward to another excursion in the future. From the students from 1/2G & 2/3W

A Million Paws Opens Doors for Dogs in Need The RSPCA Queensland’s largest fundraising event of the year Million Paws Walk is back and bigger than ever with over 17,000 people estimated to walk at 26 different locations state wide, on Sunday 18th May 2014. This year RSPCA Qld is hoping to raise $250,000 for dogs in need. Nearly 45,000 animals pass through RSPCA Qld Animal Care Centres every year and over 18,000 are dogs that have been surrendered, abandoned or seized by Inspectors. These dogs are not as fortunate as your much loved family pet. They often need to be desexed and vaccinated before they have the chance to find a new home. The money raised through The Million Paws Walk enables these dogs to receive daily care, veterinary treatment and funds rehoming programs. The cost to our community for these animals in need is in the millions. This year the RSPCA Queensland is encouraging Million Paws Walk participants to try and raise $150 each. “Our annual operating costs are $39 million in Queensland and we receive less than one percent of that The RSPCA would also like to acknowledge the major sponsor of this figure in Government funding. So every cent raised helps,” said RSPCA Qld year’s event, Hill’s Pet Nutrition (the maker of Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s spokesperson Michael Beatty. Prescription Diet). As the official nutritional partner of the RSPCA, Hill’s Pet Nutrition has provided Hill’s Science Diet to all shelter animals awaiting How to get involved; adoption since 1997. 1. Register online 2. Pay registration fee 3. Create your online fundraising page 4. Ask your friends and family to sponsor you

When: Sunday 18 May, 2014 Where: St Joseph’s Primary School, Canaga Street, Chinchilla

Join the Million Paws Walk and support a community of dog lovers, helping More information: RSPCA Qld Events Team | 07 3426 9943 | events@ all abused dogs get the second chance they deserve, while enjoying a fun | day out with your best friend. It is cheaper and easier to register online RSPA Queensland before the day and don’t forget, even if you can’t walk you can still fundraise! May - 2014– 19


Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School continues to pride itself on providing a home away from home for students from rural and regional parts of Australia. Striking the perfect balance between country and city, the campus is set on five beautiful hectares overlooking the Lockyer Valley. Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School offers your son or daughter the familiarity of home with all the benefits of a first class boarding education. Our boarding community is smaller than most schools providing an intimate, friendly and nurturing environment, but at the same time students are given the freedom to broaden their horizons by engaging in any number of wider curricular activities we have to offer. It is through this participation in a wide variety of academic, athletic, artistic, and extracurricular activities that Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School students gain a better understanding of their interests and talents, and become actively-engaged, community-minded citizens who take initiative and assume leadership roles. We promote

moral growth and personal academic excellence in a setting that fosters a respect for learning and each other. We encourage independence and self-reliance in all of our students and provide the ideal preparation for the challenges and responsibilities of secondary school and tertiary education. Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School is committed to helping each student reach his or her full potential in preparation for a productive and fulfilling life. Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School has been providing an outstanding educational program and nurturing boarding environment for over 100 years and we are now accepting enrolments for Kindergarten to Year 9 in 2014 and look forward to extending these offerings to include Year 12 by 2018. We invite you to register for our upcoming ‘Share a Day in the Life of a Student’ day, being held on Tuesday, 27 May or our Campus Tour Day, Saturday, 31 May, by contacting our enrolments officer, Mrs Karen Morris on 4639 8105 or Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School


Happy Mother’s Day 20 – May- 2014

Pet of the Month

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Recipe Proudly Sponsored by Foodworks Tara 23 Day St, Tara Ph: 4665 3188

Chicken Pad Kee Mao Ingredients 500g chicken breast fillets, thinly sliced 1 tbs sesame oil 2 tbs peanut oil 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tbs grated ginger 2 long red chillies, seeds removed, finely shredded 4 spring onions, white part finely chopped, green part shredded 1 bunch Chinese broccoli (gai lan), stems and leaves separated 100g whole baby corn, halved lengthways 500g fresh thick rice noodles 2 tbs dark soy sauce 2 tbs oyster sauce 1 tbs fish sauce 2 tsp brown sugar Method Step 1 Combine the chicken and sesame oil and season. Preheat a wok or large frypan over high heat. Step 2 Add 1 tbs peanut oil to the wok and stir-fry the chicken for 4 minutes or until golden. Remove chicken and set aside. Add the remaining 1 tbs peanut oil to the wok and stir-fry the garlic, ginger, chilli and chopped spring onion for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Return the chicken to the wok with the broccoli stems and corn, then stir-fry for a further 2 minutes. Add the noodles and toss to combine with the chicken and vegetables. Step 3 Add the soy and oyster sauces, sugar, 1/4 cup (60ml) water and broccoli leaves, then stir-fry for a further 1 minute or until leaves are wilted and the chicken is coated in the sauce. Divide among 4 bowls and serve topped with shredded spring onion and extra chilli.

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Keep Calm And Talk To Your Accountant itself that is bad, it’s the failed investments that have been made inside Superannuation that have caused the trouble. Superannuation is a really effective structure and you can use it for high or low risk investments. That said, tax time is Not everyone enjoys tax time as much as the perfect time to talk to your financial planner the accountants at BMO, so Partner, Adrian and accountant about your super as it can be an Rasmussen, has put together these top three tips essential part of your tax planning. to help you survive the final quarter of 2013-14 Get organised. If you haven’t kept all your and to avoid any nasty surprises after 30 June. records up to date during the year, now is the See your accountant. It might sound obvious, time to get your bookkeeping program (like but it still surprises us that some business owners QuickBooks) ship-shape. If you find entering don’t see their accountant before the end of June. data too time consuming and mistyped figures You should be seeing your accountant in May to drive you crazy, talk to your accountant about review your predicted tax position. When 1 July streamlining with BankLink. This system securely hits, it is too late. Over the years, we have saved takes the information straight from your bank clients thousands and thousands of dollars with statement, so there’s no need to enter all legitimate strategies to minimise tax liability. the data. You can also set up the program to memorise transactions so regular payments are Get Super advice. With the pension age set to coded automatically for you. rise to 67 in 2023 (and talk of it going up to 70), there’s no guarantee that we’ll have pension While tax time can be stressful, communicating payments in the future, and life expectancy with your accountant regularly is an important continuing to rise, we need to be investing for our way to keep calm and enjoy closing of another futures. Superannuation has had a bad rap over financial year. the years, but remember it’s not Superannuation As the weather turns cooler and the leaves change colour, the excitement is building at the BMO Business Centre in Dalby. It is tax time again!

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Green Thumb Express Call for potted plants for drought gardens any type, anywhere in Queensland (except fire ant restricted areas, sorry). In order to help people whose gardens have been hurt by the drought, the Green Thumb express is asking you to pot up something from your garden or purchase some drought tolerant plants from your local nursery. Ladies in our area were discussing how many people had either run out of water, had to change to harsh bore water as well as cope with record temperatures this summer in the middle of this devastating drought. I live near Windorah in western Qld and we have been drought declared since June 2013.

My Midwives Rural Outreach Darling Downs My Midwives is a Midwifery Group Practice based in Toowoomba. We opened in December of 2010 as the first practice of its kind in Australia. We provide antenatal care and postnatal care in the community and labour and birth care at Toowoomba Hospital where we have admitting rights. All our midwives are able to order pathology and diagnostics and many are able to prescribe. We provide two main services – continuity of midwifery care where a woman sees the same midwife throughout the continuum from early pregnancy to six weeks after birth with the midwife on call for labour and birth care and a bulk billed services where a

team of midwives provides the care. The My Midwives Rural Outreach – Darling Downs project has been funded by Medicare Local. The program will provide antenatal and postnatal care in three areas – Millmerran, Inglewood and Chinchilla in conjunction with medical care of the woman’s choice if required or desired For more information or an appointment please contact or phone 07 46 422 977. My Midwives

We came up with the idea that that if people were willing to pot plants and donate cuttings/plants then it would go a long way to helping those who have lost all or part of their garden when the drought finally breaks. And so Green Thumb Express was born." Gay Tully, Windorah SW Qld. (Facebook name Marina Tully) There is currently a run scheduled for early May, so any donations of plants will get to the people who have registered their gardens in need of revival after the drought – Mitchell, Mungallala, Charleville, Tambo, Quilpie and Windorah. That is just on this run. There will also be a run from Warwick/Goondiwindi west to St. George & Cunnamulla. We will be looking to do other runs up until end of September 2014, which will be the end of the collection and distribution of plants. We are encouraging each community to make the most of the idea and get their own communities & garden groups on board. See what’s happening by checking the Facebook page at https://www.facebook. com/greenthumbexpress?fref=ts The local coordinator for this project is Kay Blanch - please drop off plants or contact her at: “Glenfillan” 2557 Jandowae – Kingaroy Road Jandowae 4410 0746 686165 or 0417 789 719 Kay Blanch May - 2014– 27

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Health & Beauty

May - 2014– 29

Colds And Flu Common colds are respiratory tract infections caused by viruses. Medicines can relieve symptoms, but cannot cure the common cold. A vaccine and some antiviral medicines can protect against influenza. Antibiotics are not effective against these viral infections. Cold symptoms include: • Dry or sore throat which may develop a day or so before other symptoms • Runny nose which is clear and watery at first, then thicker • Blocked nose (nasal congestion) • Headache • Sneezing and cough Flu symptoms are similar to cold symptoms, but are usually more severe. Flu also causes fever and sore aching muscles and joints. People can develop more serious infections while they are ill with a cold or flu. These include: a middle ear infection, sinusitis, bronchitis or pneumonia. Some self care tips for you while you are feeling unwell: • Get plenty of rest • Drink at least eight glasses of water each day • Eat a balanced, healthy diet • Cover a cough or a sneeze with a tissue • Wash hands regularly • Do not smoke as this makes symptoms worse For all your cold and flu requirements, please call in and ask for help from one of the friendly staff at the Dalby & District Friendly Society Dispensary Ltd. Friendly Society Dispensary

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Health & Beauty

Tara Health Services Directory SERVICE




OUTPATIENT CLINIC Phone 4678 7900 to make an appointment 3 days in advance

Monday / Wednesday / Friday 8.00 am – 9.00 am Except Public holidays


Tara Health Service

Currently the Child Health service is not available and is expected to resume with one day per fortnight in the near future. Commencement date not available at present.


Tara Health Service Primary Health Care Centre

COMMUNITY HEALTH Phone 4678 7904

Weekly Thursday / Friday


Tara Health Service Kathy Higgins Primary Health Care Centre

MENTAL HEALTH (Adult) Phone 46690501 for an appointment or 46690501 / 46787900 to cancel

Weekly Monday


District Health Service Mental Health Team Primary Health Care Centre

MENTAL HEALTH (Child & Youth) Phone 4669 0501 for an appointment or 4669 0501 / 4678 7900 to cancel

Weekly Tuesday


District Health Service Mental Health Team Primary Health Care Centre

WOMENS HEALTH Ph 4678 7900 for an appointment or to cancel

Every 6 weeks Monday


District Health Service Barbara Milne Primary Health Care Centre

ALCOHOL & DRUGS COUNSELLING Ph 4669 0555 for an appointment or to cancel



District Health Service Primary Health Care Centre

PHYSIOTHERAPY Present referral to Tara Health Service To cancel appointment 4669 0538 / 4678 7900

Weekly Wednesday and alternate Monday / Thursday

Yes GP or Health Professional

Tara Health Service Primary Health Care Centre

SOCIAL WORK Present referral to Tara Health Service To cancel appointment 4669 0772 / 4678 7900

Weekly Wednesday

Yes Self or Health Professional

Tara Health Service Primary Health Care Centre

DIETETICS Present referral to Tara Health Service To cancel appointment 4669 0563 / 4678 7900

Fortnightly Monday

Yes GP or Health Professional

District Allied Health Service Primary Health Care Centre

SPEECH PATHOLOGY Present referral to Tara Health Service To cancel appointment 4669 0548 / 4678 7900

Weekly Monday

Yes GP or Health Professional

District Allied Health Service Primary Health Care Centre

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Present referral to Tara Health Service To cancel appointment 4669 0546 / 4678 7900

Weekly Tuesday and fortnightly Wednesday

Yes GP or Health Professional

District Allied Health Service Primary Health Care Centre

ANTENATAL CLINIC Phone 4669 0525 Dalby Maternity for an appointment or 4669 0525 / 4678 7900 to cancel an appointment

Fortnightly Wednesday


Dalby Health Service Tara Health Service

RURAL & REMOTE WOMEN’S HEALTH PROGRAM To make appointment or cancel appointment Ph 4678 7900



Royal Flying Doctor Service Dr Felicity Rea Tara Health Service

CHILD HEALTH Phone 4678 7900 for enquiries.

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Spotlight on Castor Oil Last month, I discussed the dangers of synthetic preservatives in our food and personal care products and the links they have with illnesses and diseases. I also talked about the benefits of using certified organic products and how small changes can really prolong your life and benefit your health. If you missed this column, then you can find a copy of it on the Western Downs Magazine website in the April edition of the ‘Tara & District Magazine’. This month, we put the spotlight on castor oil, one of the best kept secrets in the world of natural cosmetics and beauty products. A key ingredient in a number of personal care products, castor oil is a deep skin healer and contains strong therapeutic qualities. Sometimes used to assist in pregnancy, castor oil has a bit of a sour reputation as a result of its taste and mouth feel, which is said to be like drinking a thick oil, or even vaseline. 3. Thankfully there are other options if you don’t want to swallow it, but you will have to put it on your skin. Castor oil is one of the key ingredients in some lip glosses because of its fantastic healing and rejuvenating properties. 4. Here are five very good reasons why it pays to apply it to your skin: 1.


Because it has a low molecular weight, castor oil is easily absorbed into the skin, helping to nourish and moisturise. It is particularly 5. effective when it comes to the prevention and treatment of wrinkles. Castor oil has been used for thousands of years as a face cream to help reduce dark under-eye circles.

It is rich in ricinoleic acid, a powerful antimicrobial agent which can help fight skin infections, as well as aid in the healing of minor cuts and scratches. Ricinoleic acid also possesses pain relieving properties. This makes castor oil ideal for the treatment of arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions, as it can help lubricate joints, reduce pain and increase circulation. Because it is easily absorbed, castor oil has the ability to reach the deeper organs of the body. For this reason, it has long been used by ayurvedic practitioners to help break down blockages leading to water retention and weight gain.

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Health & Beauty

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it does provide for more predictable surgical incisions and reduces the amount of time for the The laser does not replace the need for surgical hands-on component of the procedure. procedure to remove the opacified lens in the eye and replace it with a clear artificial lens. However, While there are plenty of additional implied benefits of this new technology, more research is required to confirm these benefits compared to conventional cataract surgery. At this stage, the evidence suggests that the use of laser in cataract surgery appears at least as safe as conventional procedures. Queensland.

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Meandarra Bowls The ladies held their day with 12 Clubs competing for trophies. Thank you to teams fielded by Miles, Wandoan, Chinchilla, Dalby, North Dalby, Taroom, Tara, Jandowae, Surat, Yuleba and representatives from CDLBA. The morning round went to Yuleba bowlers and the afternoon round went to Chinchilla. Special thanks to all the ladies who travelled. Once again, the sky over the Bowls Club was lit as 42 players braved the mossies. It was without a doubt that visitors had a great time on the greens as laughter flowed freely. Until the next one, thank you for coming and making it a success. Winners were made up of an all ladies team consisting of Stacey, Lana and Blake. Well done, girls! President Tom McNamara welcomed players from Yuleba, Tara, Jandowae, Dalby, North Dalby, Miles, Chinchilla, Taroom, Wandoan, Surat and representatives from CLBA for the Men’s President Day. A perfect day for play saw Dalby Club reps walking away as Champions of the day and What a great start to the bowling season as members will now start bowlers from Surat came in second. ‘Thank you’ to all visiting Clubs. travelling to fulfil as many club visits as possible. Now that the cooler weather is upon us, Sunday social bowls will commence at 1.30pm. We welcome new players on the greens so take advantage of this wonderful season to have a roll. The Club is open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays from 5pm onwards and Club rule applies to all. Fridays are BBQ nights prepared by our lovely volunteers. Please feel free to drop in for a bite and to socialize as well as to catch-up on the latest. The Club greatly appreciates your patronage. Chris Woo

Tara Bowls It was great to see people taking advantage of the Easter long weekend to get some Championship matches completed. Members are reminded that there are quite a few matches that need playing asap, otherwise you may be forfeited.

(sub Peter Porter) and Chris Baldwyn 41 - 22. In Mixed Pairs action Craig Ensbey and Rita Ramplin prevailed over Matthew Prain and Audrey Cann 22 - 14 in an entertaining match.

There was even time for Jackpot Joker Bowls on Saturday afternoon with fourteen players enjoying a game of triples and fours. The triples game was taken out by Lenny Wright, Peter Matthews and Darrell Goodwin 13 - 9 over Denis Sommerfeld, Tom Duffy and Gordon Le Busque. The fours match had a similar scoreline with John In “A” Pairs John Smith and Chris Baldwyn, Smith, Pat Heferen, Mick Llewellyn and Darren subbing for Max Merry, had a 33 - 17 victory over Stark sneaking home 12 - 10 over Pop Wilson, Lenny Wright and Pop Wilson, while John teamed Christopher Smith, Lorna Smith and Tracey Mills. up with Matthew Prain and Peter Matthews in Matthew Prain the Triples to account for Tom Duffy, Eddie Jones In “A” Grade Singles Craig Ensbey qualified for the semi-finals after accounting for Denis Sommerfeld 25 - 12. In “B” Grade Singles two of the Club’s newer members in Cliff Brauer and Dan Collins had a great match with Cliffy eventually winning 25 - 19 after 27 ends. Well done lads.

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T H Do you know an athlete or individual in your community who has accomplished something great in the sporting world? Make their achievement known by nominating them for the monthly Western Downs Regional Sports Star Award Awards run from March to November 2014. Closing date for nominations is the 28th of each month. Visit: for an application form.

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Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, RE: Tara Lagoon Camping Fee There is a false rumour in the township of Tara and up and down the highways amongst the travelling public, particularly the grey nomads, that the charges for an overnight stay at the Tara Lagoon is $20.00. This is incorrect and the correct charges are set out below: 1st Night: $5.00

Level 5

2nd & 3rd Night: No charge After 3rd Night: $10.00 per night for up to 14 nights including first three nights for unpowered site. $15.00 per night for up to 14 nights including first three nights for powered sites. The above charges are current until June, at which time they will be reviewed in the annual Council Budget. Use of the amenities block is available during the day and from 6:00pm to 6:00am via a key which is available from the Tara Caravan Park manager who does his rounds every afternoon. This is to prevent vandalism and incorrect usage of the facility. Richard Thornbury President, Tara Futures Group

May - 2014– 35

Classifieds FOR SALE





FOR SALE Bosch HydroPower Hot Water System. No need for power point. POA. Phone 0429466226. .....................................

FOR SALE Diesel Overhead Tank - 2,000 litre

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.)

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 – CARAVAN 17’6 dual axle, pop-top. 12 volt system. All new brakes. Roll out awning. Double bed. 3 seater couch. L shaped dining converts to bed. $11000 Ph 0427636256 ..................................... FOR SALE DESK: 1500 x 700 c/w 3 drawers & swivel high-back chair. $95. Ph. 0429 621398 Dalby ..................................... BIKE WIND TRAINER: Fork Mount, adjustable height & length $125 Ph. Sladey 0429 621398 Dalby ..................................... FOR SALE Minnkota Electric Motor $240 Contact Col Gott on 4627 1498 or 0429 949 522 ..................................... FOR SALE Aluminium Boat, Stacer Sea-Sprite. 3.1, only used twice. As new. $1290. Contact Col Gott on 4627 1498 or 0429 949 522 ..................................... FOR SALE Window casements in excellent considered. Contact Col Gott on 4627 1498 or 0429 949 522

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FOR SALE Mature Pony Tail Palms. Ideal for new or established gardens. $50 each. Phone 0429466226. ..................................... FOR SALE Quality grey females - resonable prices; very good condition; docile natures. 8mths to 29 mths. Full details Ph 4668 6870 .....................................

Fittings & hose included $600 + GST Ph 0457 458 166 ..................................... FOR SALE Gyral Parallelogram Planting units with press wheel - currently has zero till points on them - can change to full till adapter feet. 16 units available - good condition. Ready to bolt on to planter or bar $400+GST per unit Ph 0457 458 166


FOR SALE quality, 4 mths. $10 ea. Ph 0409 272 880 ..................................... FOR SALE Bodyworx Treadmill, hardly used. Inclines, heart rate monitor. As new condition. 2 years old. $500. Ph: 46657186 at night ..................................... FOR SALE Grain Field Bin - 25ton similar to a Sherwell without the steel lids. (Tarp included). 9 inch auger. Built by Liset Engineering Oakey. No rust - very good condition. $3,000 + GST Ph 0457 458 166 ..................................... FOR SALE Mitze Grain Field Bin - mobile - 8 truck wheels, front steering axle/dolly, 8 inch auger - side unload, table sweep auger along bottom - 18 ton - no rust, vgc, Tarp included but it needs some attention, $3,000+ GST Ph 0457 458 166 ..................................... FOR SALE Cattle Weighing Indicator - XR3000 TruTest with latest software. Near new. To buy new $3,300. CD, instruction book, computer cords, recharging leads etc all included. $2,000 +GST Ph 0457 458 166

CHANGE OF MEETING DATE The upcoming meeting of the TCDDG was scheduled to be held on Monday 19th May at the Moonie Sports Club at 6pm. Please note this date has been changed to Tuesday 20th May. Same location and time. All interested community members are welcome to attend. ..................................... 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.

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

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 - $227,000.00. Ph: 4668 5781. ...................................... BUSINESS + HOUSE FOR URGENT SALE stock & barrel with huge 4 bedroom house + 2 Door Garage for URGENT SALE ($negotiable$). For more information Ph: 4665 6130 or 0467 489 075 or ...................................... WANTED - AGISTMENT For up to 10 head; quiet stud cattle. Ph 4668 6870. ..................................... 49 WILLIAM ST, JANDOWAE Just Walk In - Totally Renovated Colonial cottage on large 1454m2 allotment/2 bedroom with room for more. Tastefully renovated. French doors leading into the open plan lounge/dining/kitchen area. New bathroom and kitchen. Both bedrooms have double built in cupboards. Verandah on three sides overlooking the gardens. The paved rear entertainment area has the luxury of a spa to indulge in. Large yard/street appeal with attractive picket fencing and old fashioned shutters and criss-cross railings on the verandah. A double carport sits to the side on a gravel driveway for easy access. $199,000 ono. Keen to sell. Phone owner for inspection on 07 46981676

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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.

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.

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. Like us to view the latest magazines online and keep up to date with all the deadlines

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Community Contacts Alcoholic Anonymous open 10am - 10pm

3255 9162

Bunya Mts & District AmCom Inc. Promoting Radio Comm & Electronics

Neil or Ricky

N: 0488 687 649 / R: 0429 726 833

C&K Meandarra Community Kindergarten

Terese Brockhurst

4665 6197

C&K Glenmorgan Community Kindergarten

Terese Brockhurst

4665 6890

C&K Tara Community Preschooling Centre

Sue Page

4665 3376

Country Chatters Toastmasters

Ann Smith

4669 2156 or 0439 681 196

Hannaford Rose & Geranium Club

Marion Simmonds

4665 3168

Lifeline Clothing Store

Susan Madden

4665 3858

Lifeline Darling Downs & South West Qld Financial Counselling Services

Julie Lane

1300 991 443

Meals On Wheels at the Neighbourhood Centre

Ros Wade


Meandarra Home Nursing Service

Donna Phipps

4665 6336

Meandarra Police

John Evans

4665 6100

Father Jack Graham Muller John Arnell Irma Porter / Barbara Langes

4665 3401 4665 3828 4665 9109 I: 4669 4210 / B: 4665 3236

Scout Association

Bec Chalker

4665 3316

Community Centre


4665 3508


Saint Mary's Catholic Church Assembly of God Church Tara Community Church St Martin’s Anglican Church

Tara Shire State College

4678 7333

Tara and Surrounds Local Cricket Clubs

Doug Bougoure Clayton Arnell Doug Jamieson Patty Nolan Sam Taylor Matthew Prain

4665 3776 4665 9102 4665 6183 4665 0170 0427 692 176 0437 735 919

Tara Community Care - HACC

Trish Geraghty

4665 3246

Tara Lionesses

Gail Dicks

4665 3719

Senior Citizens Inc

Maree Foster

4669 4054

Sherrin Gunther Irene Dowling Janice Mack Tracey Wilson Doug Bougoure Matthew Prain Ric Whiting Rick Brauer Christine Neal Doug Bougoure Christine Neal Denis Sommerfeld Greg Coase Ros Bougoure

4665 3744 4665 3449 4665 6751 4669 2186 0437 735 919 Club 4665 3673 Pool 4665 3151 46653353 46659104 4665 3776 4665 3329 4665 3776

Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (Dalby Branch)

Jan Linsley

4662 4666 / 0419 404 303

State Emergency Service Contact

Rod Parker

0427 516 719

Tara Crisis Support Group

Gail Dicks

4665 3719

Tara District Police

Jason Watts

4665 3200

Tara Folk Art Group

Kathy Francis

4665 3561

Sporting Clubs

Junior Cricket The Gums Meandarra Moonie Condamine Tara

Tara Dance Academy Tara Ladies’ Bowls Club Tara Little Athletics Tara Polocrosse Club & Tara Campdraft Tara Race Club & Tara Social Squash Tara Squash and Fitness Centre Tara Swimming Club and Swimming Pool Tara Tennis Club The Gums Sports Club Touch Football Club Bowls Club Golf Club Tara & District Junior Rugby League Netball Club & Pony Club

Tara Long Day Care & Kindy

0458 990 021

4665 3376

Tara Men’s Group

Ken Williams

4668 2127

Tara Neighbourhood Centre

Ros Wade


Tara Show Society

Lyndel Neal


Tara Historical Society

Gail Dicks

4665 3719

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Tara Trade Directory Accommodation

Commercial Hotel - Ph: 4665 3214 Email:


BMO - 187 Drayton Street, Dalby – Ph: 4662 3722

Air Conditioning

Service, supply and install air conditioners E: Ph: 0437 754 844


National Australia Bank, 37 Day Street, Tara. Ph: 4678 7000.

Beauty Clinic

Nicoles Simply Beautiful Beauty Clinic, 56G Patrick St, Dalby. Ph. 4669 8198

Business Cards & Branding

Western Downs Magazines - W: www. Ph: 4668 5953

Computer Sales & Repairs

Brodah Computer Systems - Ph: 0417 143 459 Reliable Local Service Since 1997


Connor’s Concreting, Shaun Connor - Ph: 4669 4068 M: 0427 694 068


Gosden’s Machinery - Shipping Containers and used farm machinery - 24999 Warrego Hwy, Chinchilla Ph 4665 2289 or 0427 584 397

Eyecare Eyewear, Dalby Shoppingworld, Ph: 4669 7072, Chinchilla Central, Ph: 4668 9888 John Davies Optometrists – We’re Serious About Your Eyes - 46a Archibald St, Dalby. Ph: 4662 3725

Bunya Mountains Accommodation Centre. Ph. 4668 3126. Accountants

Trade Directory

Pest Control

Amalgamated Pest Control - Ph: 4662 7082 E: Central Pest Control – Ph: 4662 1132, M: 0412 340 644. PO Box 776, Dalby 4405.


Dalby and District Friendly Society Dispensary Ltd. 52 Cunningham St, Dalby Ph: 4662 5333 F: 4662 5595

Real Estate Agent

Elders Real Estate 34 Day Street, Tara Ph 46653399.

Rural Supplies

Elders Rural Services, 34 Day Street, Tara Ph 46653399. Tara Rural Supplies - 46 Day Street, Tara - Ph: 4665 3366

Shipping Container Hire & Sales

Dalby Containers - Ph: 4663 5544 Gosden’s Machinery – Shipping Containers and used farm machinery – 24999 Warrego Hwy, Chinchilla 46652289 or 0427584397.


Foodworks Tara - 23 Day Street, Tara. Ph: 4665 3188

Tattoos and Piercing

Ink Addict Tattoo & Piercing Studio. Phone: 0428750011 email: Join us on Facebook:


Cosmetic Elegance Clinic. Suite 102, Level 1, Medici Medical Centre, Toowoomba. Ph: 4638 2700.


Western Downs Regional Council, Tara Customer Service Centre - 19 Fry Street

Dozer & Grader Hire

Call John 4665 3931, Steve 4669 4057 or Ron 4669 4336


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

Drafting & Building Design

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


Western Downs Towing - All Towing and carrying up to 5 tonnes. Ph. 4669 4068

DVD Conversion from VHS etc.

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

Tractor Parts

Wideland Ag & Construction - 18080 Warrego Hwy, Dalby. Ph: 1300 783 379. Parts & Sales of Case IH.


Hurlock Backhoe & Drainage, Bruce Hurlock - Ph: 0427 624 492

Wildlife Rescue

Registered Wildlife Carer - Ph 46653729 or 0438 123793


Stewarts Electrical and Television. Stewarts Electrical offer domestic, commercial and industrial electrical installations and service. Contact one of our friendly staff on: 07 4662 3969 or drop in and see us at 31 Nicholson Street, Dalby

Website Design

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


Dave Mitchell, Electrical Contractor. Ph: 0414 423 836.


Dalby Carpet Court - 33 Condamine St, Dalby - Ph: 4662 3870 Fax: 4662 5144


Pam’s Greenery and Flowers. 45 Day Street Tara. Ph. 4669 4729

Funeral Services

Burstows - 9 Rochdale St Dalby, Ph: 4679 8200


Dalby Dealers Furniture, 8 Eileen St Dalby, Ph: 4662 2828, F: 4662 5758, W:

Garden Centre

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


Pam’s Greenery and Flowers. 45 Day Street Tara. Ph. 4669 4729


Tara Hardware - Richard & Lou Thornbury. 47 Day St, Tara. Ph: 4665 3216.

Medical Services

Tara Community Outreach Medical Services. Medical ph: 1800 99 29 29, Dental Ph: 1800 99 49 49

Do you or your business offer any of these services? Have your name and number listed for only $7 a month. Any business that advertises also receives their details in here for FREE! Like us to view the latest magazines online and keep up to date with all the deadlines

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Tara & District Magazine - May 2014