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Good bowling in singles games

Five games of singles were played last Sunday, February 17 resulting in some very good bowls. In B singles Rob Doyle and Greg MacNamara had a close battle for 23 ends with Rob leading by 18 15. Greg then faltered a bit and Rob went on to win 31 16. Another B singles saw a bit of an upset when Ron Robinson, playing his best bowls ever, went on to win 31 24 after being 22 all with Lou Kelly. Also in B singles Don Daly and Dave Carter had a hard game. Don appeared to be coasting 15 6 in front but then lost nine shots in the next three ends to be 15 all after 17 ends. Dave then forged ahead to win 31 20. The two learners struggled in the other two games of B singles with Woody going down 31 6 against Dally Holden while new player Will Van-Lith, having his rst game, was not disgraced going down 31 11 to John Carter. On Sunday, February 10 Gary

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Whiteld won the 2007 handicap singles nal in a somewhat disappointing nal. In a game which was expected to be competitive, Lou Kelly failed to show the good form that he has in recent games and Gary was in charge all the way. After leading 22 10 after 24 ends Gary went on to win 31 14. In A singles Alf Cameron began well against John Carter but then some good bowling by John plus heat stress from Alf saw John race away to win by 32 9. In a social game Dally and Will were too good for Roy and Woody, winning 21 18. This weekends bowls: B Singles J Carter v J Bowyer, spotter D Daly; R Doyle v M Gray, spotter R Robinson; J Blucher v Woody, spotter G MacNamara; R Black v T Hayward, spotter L Kelly. Sets of Nine will be played by D Holden v A Cameron, spotter W Van-Lith. There will be a 9 am start

Blackall Pistol Club res up for 2008

After three years, Peter Womersley retired as president of the Blackall Tennis Club when it held its annual general meeting recently. The club thanked Peter for his commitment to members. Rod Allpass was elected as president, with Penny Allpass and Danielle Butler sharing the vicepresidential role. Brenda Emerick has continued as secretary and Graham Gibson was elected as treasurer. The Tennis Club has many exciting events planned for this year including junior tennis which is beginning on February 29 from 4 pm, with xtures for the juniors and fun games for the nippers. This will be followed by a free sausage sizzle. Plans are already underway for the Easter tournament and the state primary school girls nals

Game, set and match for Peter

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to be held here in August. The club hopes to see many families join for what it describes as a fun and exciting year.

The Blackall Pistol Clubs 2008 executive is president Bruce McPaul, vice president Arthur Elmy, secretary Aub Carter and treasurer Peter Molle. The club commenced its shooting calendar with a practice standard match held last Sunday, February 17 with a good number of members to get things rolling. A few shooters were a bit rusty after the break but Aub Carter retained his consistency to nish with a score of 532. Bruce McPaul picked up some of his old form to nish on 479 while Dallas Kowald-Dawson nished with a 463. Other scores were Arthur Elmy on 439, Ross Allen on 432, Peter Molle on 421, Noelene Gleeson on 409, Helen Allen on 308, Ricky Richardson on 278, Doug Lane on 277, Doug Church on 259 and Matthew Allen on 175. The next ofcial shoot is the Slim Murray open air pistol event to be held on March 2 commencing at 9 am with a practice standard match being held for those not shooting in the main event.

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Elections will be held for each division in the new Blackall-Tambo Regional Council at the March 15 local government elections, and for the mayors position. At the close of nominations at noon last Tuesday, 12 candidates had nominated for councillor positions and three people had nominated to contest the position of mayor. Tambo Shire councillor and grazier Jan Ross, 65, will be running for mayor of the new shire, along with current Blackall Shire Council mayor, Les Wheelhouse, a grazier aged 67, and Barry Muir, 61, a retailer and current Blackall councillor. Four people have nominated in division one of the amalgamated shire, which takes in the southern portion of the current Blackall shire and the southern side of Shamrock Street. They include two current Blackall councillors, Peter Evans, a 53 year old grazier, and Grahame Schluter, a 48 year old baker, along with doctor Viney Joshi, aged 48, and secretary Megan Prow, aged 21. Division two, which is based on

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1961 - 50 years football for Blackall

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shoulders and weighing nearly 18 stone. He took some stopping. He never stopped me, however, as I had too much toe for him as he couldnt get away from the barrier too smartly. It is only a few years to go to the year 1961, and that will be the 50th anniversary of football in Blackall. I am living in hopes that I may be spared to take a trip out there during that season and if there are any of the Old Greens, the Scour or Railway players still about we will roll out the barrel.

Willo Wilson -- page 7 Blackall-Tambo Regional Council nominees -- pages 11 - 13

BACAA member Robyn Adams explains the signicance of the SOS costume to Queensland Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg at The Last Hurrah on Saturday night. the current Tambo shire, will be the division they live in. contested by three candidates Everyone votes for one mayor Richard Sanderson, a 30 year old to represent the whole regional grazier, Graham Jarvis, a 51 year council. old carpenter and current Tambo The Barcoo Independent begins shire councillor, and Marilyn a series of proles on nominees on Hobbs, a 57 year old grazier, also P 11. currently on the Tambo council. The Blackall-Tambo election will In division three, which covers be conducted by postal ballot and the eastern section of the Blackall ballot papers are due to be sent shire and the part of Blackall thats out to all voters shortly. north of Shamrock Street, east of Because the Blackall-Tambo Coronation Drive and south of Ivy regional council is broken into Street, there are three candidates divisions, there will be an optional for electors to choose from. preferential system of voting, in They are current Blackall which a candidate requires a councillor Peter Skewes, 49, majority of the formal votes to be a solicitor; Rob Doyle, 60, a nurse; and Roger Ellison, 50, a elected. If no candidate receives more milkman. than half of the rst preference Two current Blackall shire councillors are standing in division votes, a process of distributing four, which takes in the western preferences takes place, where the part of the Blackall shire and the candidate with the fewest votes is part of town west of Coronation eliminated and those ballot papers distributed to the remaining Drive and north of Ivy Street. They are Tina Holden, 45, a hotel candidates according to the next manager, and Sally Cripps, 46, a preference shown on each ballot paper. grazier and journalist. The process of elimination Only one candidate can be selected in each division. People continues until one candidate has will only vote for a candidate in a majority of the votes.

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Left: B lackall youngsters having fun w ith M acca

Blackall Magpies set to contest 2008 season

Local cattle sales off to ying start

Above: Sally Cripps on the recieving end of the camera, with Macca (Ian McNamara) on mondays GDAY stop at the CWA hall, Blackall. (Photo - J Martin)

B lackall C W A presid ent R ebecca P arry and A ustralia A ll O ver producer Lee K elly relaxing at the S ay G day to M acca stopover.

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FEBRUARY 26 Robyn Pulman motivational workshop 26 Community amalgamation information evening 28 BJRL sign-on 28 Qld Arts Council play 29 Junior tennis starts MARCH 1 Race meeting 1 Cricket juniors v BCCC 1 Senior rugby league sign on 2-3 Qld Governer visits Blackall 4 Agforce meeting 8 Clean Up Australia Day 8 International Womens Day 8 CWA street stall 12 Blackall shire council meeting 13 60+ Better AGM 14 Glaucoma Australia awareness session 14 Farewell to Blackall shire party 15 Local Govt elections 15 Blackall Cultural Assn AGM 21-24 Easter break APRIL 4 Term one ends 14 Term two starts 19 CWA stalls day 25 Anzac Day MAY 3 4 7 10-31 10/11 10 12 Woolscour bush dinner and tour Blackall show Woolscour night dinner and tour Heartland Festival Youth art mural Kindy Quick Shear Heartland Festival poet in residence starts 14 Woolscour night dinner and tour 16-18 Black Stump campdraft 21 Woolscour night dinner and tour 24/25 Woolscour centenary weekend 28 Woolscour night dinner and tour

JUNE 1 Heartland Festival concludes 4 Woolscour night dinner and tour 7 Woolscour bush dinner and tour 11 Woolscour night dinner and tour 18 Woolscour night dinner and tour 25 Woolscour night dinner and tour JULY 2 Woolscour night dinner and tour 5 Noel Allom Memorial Cup race meeting 5 Woolscour bush dinner and tour 9 Woolscour night dinner and tour 16 Woolscour night dinner and tour 23 Woolscour night dinner and tour 24 60+ Better Christmas in July 30 Woolscour night dinner and tour

Gwynne Stockwell is once again heading up the Blackall Rugby League campaign in the central west competition, being returned as president at the recent annual general meeting. Kirsty Langdon is secretary and Clare Barron is treasurer. The Magpies will be coached by Ben Avery, and talent scout Jeremy Barron has reported success in efforts to recruit players for the cause this year. The sign-on night is scheduled for Saturday, March 1, which will be a touch footy round-robin competition, with a bar and barbecue. The season will kick off with central west trials on March 30 at Ilfracombe. **** While the NRL celebrates 100 years of rugby league in Australia this year, we in Blackall can take pride in knowing that we werent too far behind the capital city in establishing the code in the bush. A newspaper clipping from 1955, written by Jack Howe, son of the champion shearer, has been unearthed by the Blackall Historical Society, giving 1911 as the starting date for football here. They began playing union but switched to league in 1914. Part of the text of Mr Howes letter to the Barcoo Independent of August 12, 1955 is reproduced below: **** It was in 1911 when some of the young fellows got together and founded the rst football club in Blackall. We gathered up enough money to buy a few balls and had the eld laid out at the showgrounds. There were some enthusiasts out at the Scour, and we got them to get a team together, and then the Navvies who were working on the Yaraka line also mustered a team. We managed a game each Sunday and kept the sport going and then in 1914 we started to play the league games and the sport was rmly established on the Barcoo. I do not know if there are many of the founders still living, besides myself, but if they are not, mention of their names will be in their honour and a tribute in memory of them. Our rst referee was Charlie Murnane, a grand little gentleman from Barcaldine. Victor Bannon came from Rockhampton and was our rst captain. I was vice-captain. There were Frank Sullivan, Billy Wilson, Stibby Shaw, Jack Wilson, Artie Neville, Paddy Kinnane, Les Howe, Tommy and Bud Neville, Christy << clipping cut off here >> attended southern schools. I picked up the bit I knew from Nudgee, but when I came back from Ipswich in 1914, where I had been playing League, I inuenced them into changing from Union to the League game. The rst man who voluntarily offered to show us the ner points of the game was an International named Bricky Freestone. The late Charlie Minnis was one of our supporters and he asked Bricky to come up to the showgrounds to teach us the tricks. C ontinued on page 24

Despite a rain-reduced yarding, a total of 1865 head of cattle were sold at the Blackall Combined Agents rst sale for the year. A spokesman said outstanding results were achieved for all cattle on offer, getting the year off to a ying start. Heavy feeder weight steers sold to a top of 184.2 c/ kg to average 180.8 cents, while trade weight feeders topped at 219.2 cents to average 205 cents. A feature line for the sale was a quality draft of Santa Gertrudis steers from Alice Downs, Blackall, which sold to a top of 227.2 c/kg for 265 kg, averaging 210.8c for 306 kg or $646 per head. R and L Politch, Woolscour, Blackall, sold Braford steers at 195 c/kg to return $635/head. Kolonga Pastoral Co, Blackall sold Santa steers at 191 c/kg or $600/hd, with a top of 194c for 340 kg. Heavy heifers sold to 159.2 c/kg, feeder heifers between 280-350 kg topped at 174.2 cents, with lightweight store heifers selling out to 206.2 cents to average 193.9 cents. A draft of Droughtmaster cross heifers account TM and KJ Joseland, Eltham, Yaraka, averaged 196.2 c/ kg for 215 kg. A draft of Brahman and Red Brangus cross heifers account AL and SP Miles, Lancevale, Blackall, sold to a top of 206.2c for 155 kg. Arrolla Grazing Company, Cloncurry, sold a draft of PTIC Droughtmaster cross cows for $680 per head. The next Blackall fat and store sale was scheduled for Wednesday, February 20. Sales are currently being held on a weekly basis.

Ray White Rural hand out the prizes

Ray White Rural Blackall yarded 2500 weaner and feeder weight cattle on February 6, made up of stock from Blackall and Longreach clients, and conducted a special weaner and store cattle competition. Buyers purchased cattle for Taroom, Condamine, Blackall and Charleville districts. The feature draft of 700 Santa/Charbray and Brahman mixed sex weaners were offered on behalf of Johnson Pastoral Company, Westward Ho, Longreach. The steer portion of the draft averaged 191 c/kg and 295 kg, while the heifer portion averaged 180 c/kg and 245kg. La Plata Grazing, Blackall sold soft Simbrah steers for 210 c/kg and 255kg. Adams and Son, Darracourt, Blackall yarded 156 Simbrah mixed sex weaners, with the heifers averaged 177 c/kg and 282kg. Three separate lots of cows and calves were sold. The top priced units were on account of Maurie and Judy ODell which reached $835. In the pen judging, the grand champion pen of steers, sponsored by ANZ, was won by Ashley and Julie Zischke of Aramac. Aramac producers Alex and Kerry Turner had the grand champion pen of heifers, also sponsored by ANZ. The champion pen of No. 6 steers, sponsored by Choyces Livestock Transport, was won by Ben and Jaye Hall, Muttaburra.

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Macca said Gday to Blackall


ABC Radio personality Ian Macca McNamara made Blackall one of the stopping places on his sevenweek tour around regional Australia, presenting an impromptu concert at the CWA Hall on Monday. A small band of listeners to his Sunday morning Australia All Over show turned up at the hall to be entertained by Macca and his guitar, and to share stories and laughter over coffee and cake. Macca told the audience that he liked to do concerts in little halls. Supper afterwards with everyone is the best part of the evening, he said. One keen participant was Trethella Smith, the selfstyled Hobo from Ubobo, her hometown, which was made famous in song by Macca when Telstra threatened to remove their only telephone box. The morning was organised by the Blackall CWA, which has been acting as the local liaison body in each community visited. Macca was last in Blackall in 1988 when he took

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Engagement Notice Neville and Jenny Irwin of Blackall are very pleased to announce the engagement on Christmas Day 2007, of their youngest daughter Jessica to Lindsay Fitzgerald, son of Beverly and Mick Fitzgerald of Kumbia (formerly of Meandarra) Congratulations to you both.

part in a Variety Club car rally. The place has changed a bit since then, he said. But it may not be 20 years before the town sees Macca again, with his departing words that he may be back in September for a larger concert.

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Firmly believing that anyone can learn to drive, Blackall local Gillian Robinson has taken on the task of driving instructor in the central west. After voluntarily teaching friends and locals how to drive for six years, Gillian has attended an intensive two-week training course in Brisbane to gain her certicate to become an accredited driving instructor. She has learnt to see what skills need improving in each student and the areas that need more work. She says that one area that is difcult for many teens learning to drive is access to a vehicle and in particular, actual on-road driving experience. Many young ones out here learn to drive off-road, but they need more time in town, in trafc where it is slower and they learn more control over the car, she explains. I like to put a lot of emphasis on why we have certain rules and give proper explanations to certain aspects of driving the vehicle. Parents are also invited to come along on the lessons, get in the back seat and learn more about how to teach their teens to drive. A lot has changed since January this year about braking and gear changes and if they want to pass their driving test they have to know the correct techniques for doing so or they risk a fail. Gillian also explains that driving instruction is by no means limited to young learner drivers she has

taught people as young as 60 to drive for the rst time and she gets a lot of satisfaction in seeing people driving independently. From July last year a law change now requires learners to clock up 100 hours of supervised driving, either with a parent or driver-training school. The advantage of paying for lessons with an accredited instructor is that one hour with the instructor is equal to three hours of supervised driving. It is also a requirement that 10 of those 100 hours is night-time driving. Gillian hopes to expand her part-time business to Longreach, Charleville and Emerald and everywhere in between where there is a need. Safe driving is more of a necessity than ever with more than 300 road deaths in Queensland every year. In 2006 one person died every 26 hours on Queensland roads.

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In the recently received report on Blackalls 2007 entry to the 2007 Ergon Energy Tidy Towns competition, the town, which won the community partnerships award at the regional level, was praised for its self-help attitude. The self-help attitude of Blackall could well be emulated in other areas, the judge said. There are 16 separate sporting and recreation activities based at the Blackall showgrounds and managing diverse groups could be expected to be a worry. However, they look after themselves through the Blackall Multipurpose Sport and Recreation Association. He said the modern and professionally presented Visitor Information Centre was another example of community cooperation where in return for access to a shire council bus for outings, the 60+ Better senior citizens group looks after Sundays. The judge identied a number of opportunities that Blackall could build on, such as identifying some of the most interesting characters in

Tidy Towns judge praises Blackalls self-help attitude


the Blackall cemetery and having a guided walk a couple of days a week in the tourist season. Cemeteries hold a lot of interest for tourists and genealogists, he said. Jack Howe and Roy Dunne would certainly provide entertaining material to start with. He described the Cultural Centre and the Aquatic Centre as outstanding examples of civic facilities built for the future. It was probably never envisaged at the time but nowadays, after hours travelling, aching senior tourists leave standing room only in the hot spa at the Aquatic Centre, he said. Could barbecues and tables/ seats be provided to enable patrons to picnic there? The judge noted that Baby Boomers are said to be some of the healthiest people on the tourist trail, and felt that additional bikeways and walking tracks could be useful to entice them to extend their stay in Blackall. A track to the Woolscour along the abandoned rail corridor, and extend the bird-watching trail to

take in the ocks of geese on the golf course, he suggested. On the subject of economising on water consumption, he said that while artesian water is obviously plentiful, irrigation of large sport or horse sport areas with manual sprinklers could be reviewed and underground watering systems considered. Favourable comments were received for the facilities maintained by the Blackall WORK camp, at the racecourse, the saleyards, the cemetery and parks. The saleyards are obviously an important element in the economy of the area; beautiful shade trees throughout the complex are a most attractive feature, the judge said. The cemetery is marsupial proof fenced and comprises a traditional headstone section, a war service section and a lawn cemetery, all very tidy and carefully mown. Entries for the 2008 Ergon Energy Tidy Towns competition closed last Friday. Left: Sharing memories of the ght against amalgamation were Mac Allan, Marilyn Hobbs, Robyn Adams, Kim Davidson and Jani Allan. Below: Making a presentation to Aramac mayor Gary Peoples and wife Mandy (centre) at The Last Hurrah party last Saturday were Blackall mayor Les Wheelhouse, Isisford mayor Joe Owens, Jericho mayor Michael Wells, Tambo mayor Dougal Davidson and Winton mayor Ed Warren.

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Barcoo Independent TV Guide - March 3 - 8 ABC SEVEN Imparja SBS


6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Raggs 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: McBride: Requiem (M) 2:00 All Saints 3:00 Infomercial 4:00 Its Academic 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 RSPCA Animal Rescue 8:00 The Real Seachange 8:30 Lewis 10:30 Forensic Investigators 11:30 Born To Kill? 12:30 Room For Improvement 1:00 Auction Squad 2:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 The Fairies 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Double Take (M,R) 2:00 All Saints 3:00 Infomercial 4:00 Its Academic 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 The Amazing Race 8:30 Out Of The Question 9:00 Family Guy 9:30 Lost 10:30 Amercian Dad 11:00 Stargate Atlantis 12:00 One Antartic Summer 1:00 Auction Squad 2:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 The Fairies 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Where The Heart Is (M,2000,R) 2:30 According To Jim 3:00 Infomercial 4:00 Its Academic 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 Better Homes & Gardens 8:30 Movie: The Day After Tomorrow (M,2004) 11:05 Famous Presents Hollywood Uncensored 12:00 Movie: 48 Hrs (M,1982,R) 2:00 Surviving The Outback Rivers 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Childrens Shows 10:30 Australian Cup 3:30 Sevens V8 Supercars 2008 5:00 Creek To Coast 5:30 Queensland Weekender 6:00 News 6:30 Movie: Sky High (Pg,2005) 8:30 The Vicar Of Dibley 9:00 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries 11:00 Movie: Another 48 Hrs (M,R) 12:50 Movie: Our Guys (M,1999,R) 3:00 Room For Improvement 3:30 It Is Written 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 Dateline NBC 5.30 Creo 6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings With Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 11:30 Fresh Cooking With AWW 12.00 Movie: Hysterical Blindness (M,2002) 2.00 Days of our lives 3.00 Entertainment Tonight 3.30 Hi-5 4.00 The Shak 4:30 News 5:00 Bargain Hunt 5:30 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Two And A Half Men 7:30 The Chopping Block 8:30 The Closer 9:30 Cashmere Maa 10:35 The Dame Edna Treatment 11:350 Nightline 12:05 Water Rats 5:30 Creo 6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings With Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 11:30 Fresh Cooking With AWW 12.00 Movie: Backbeat (M,1993,R) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Entertainment Tonight 3.30 Hi-5 4.00 The Shak 4:30 News 5:00 Bargain Hunt 5:30 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Two And A Half Men 7:30 Getaway 8:30 RPA (F) 9.30 Kitchen Nightmares USA 10:30 Amazing Medical Stories 11:30 Nightline 12:00 The Alice 5.30 Creo 6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings With Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 11:30 Fresh Cooking With AWW 12.00 Movie: Murder Among Friends (M,2001) 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 The Shak 4:30 News 5:00 Bargain Hunt 5:30 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Two And A Half Men 7:30 TBA 8:30 TBA 11:30 Nightline 12:00 Movie: Detroit Rock City (MA+,1999) 5:30 Christian City TV 6:00 Childrens Shows 11:30 Surfari 12:00 George Lopez 12.30 Don McLean: The American Pie Man 1:00 Movie: The Great Race (G,1965) 4:00 Discover Downunder 4:30 Talk To The Animals 5:00 Garden Gurus 5:30 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 News 6:30 Australias Funniest Home Video Show 7:30 TBA 12.00 Movie: Recipe For Murder (M,2001)

5:30 UEFA Champions League 7.55 Overseas News 3:00 If Only 3:30 Classical Destinations 4:00 Business Report 4:30 The Journal 5:00 Newshour 6:00 Living Black 6:30 News 7:30 Food Safari 8:00 Downunder Grads 8:30 Dateline 9:30 News 10:00 Newstopia 10:30 Movie: The Man Who Copied 12:40 Movie: Lulu 5:30 UEFA Champions League 7.55 Overseas News 2:30 Dateline 3:30 German News 4.00 Business Report 4:30 The Journal 5:00 Newshour 6:00 Global Village 6:30 News 7.40 Stockinger 8:30 Unit One 9:35 News 10:05 The Movie Show 10:15 UEFA Champions League Hour 11.15 Movie: You Are My Hero 12.50 Movie: Whiskey 5:20 Overseas News 1:00 Wine Lovers Guide To Australia 1:30 Insight 2:30 Che Guevara: The Body & The Legend 3:30 Living Black 4.00 Business Report 4:30 The Journal 5:00 Newshour 6:00 Global Village 6:30 News 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are? 8:30 The Welsh Great Escape 9:30 News 10:00 The Sexual Life Of Us 11.00 Movie: Wild Camp 12:25 Movie: Food Of Love 5:20 Overseas News 1:00 Aida 1.30 Musical Renegades 3:50 Tim Marlow On Henry Moore At Kew 4:30 Newshour 5:30 Mythbusters 6:30 News 7:30 Top Gear 8:35 Big Love 10:30 Movie: Omagh 11:30 SOSShorts On Screen 12:30 Newstopia 1:00 Swordsmen Of The Passes

Wednesday March 5 Thursday March 6 Friday March 7 Saturday March 8

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5:00 rage 6:30 Childrens Shows 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacic Focus 11:30 Songs Of Praise 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Message Stick 2:00 The War 3:00 The Genius Of Photography 4:00 Toulouse Lautrec: The Full Story 4:50 Clara 5:00 Sunday Arts 6:00 At The Movies 6:30 The Einstein Factor 7:00 News 7:30 Robin Hood 8:15 Creature Comforts 8:25 News 8:30 Jekyll 10:15 Compass 11:05 LHeure Espagnole By Maurice Ravel 12:00 Movie: Unknown World (Pg,1951) 1:15 Movie: The Great Man Votes (G,1939) 2:30 Movie: Guns Of Hate (Pg,1948) 3:30 Growing Up Gotti 3:55 Deadly Yarns Pt 2 4:30 Parkinson 6:00 Childrens Shows 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Pilot Guides 1:30 The Cook & The Chef 2:00 The Bill 3:00 Childrens Shows 6:00 Landline Extra 6:30 Talking Heads 7:00 ABC News 7:30 The 7:30 Report 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 The Maa (M*) 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:30 James Dean: Sense Memories 12:25 Teachers 1:15 Movie: Tycoon (Pg,1947) 3:25 Bowls World Championships 2008 4:30 Parkinson 6:00 Childrens Shows 11:00 Grand Designs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Einstein Factor 1:00 The New Inventors 1:30 Catalyst 2:00 The Bill 3:00 Childrens Shows 6:05 Time Team 7:00 News 7:30 The 7:30 Report 8:00 Chopper Rescue (F) 8:30 Brat Camp 9:30 Foreign Correspondent 10:00 First Tuesday Book Club 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:35 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Body Hits (M*,R) 1:05 Movie: Dangerous Mission (Pg,1954,R) 3:55 Welcher And Welcher

Barcoo Independent TV Guide - March 2 - 8 ABC SEVEN Imparja SBS


6:00 Choices 6:30 Childrens Shows 7:30 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 Kochies Business Builders 10:30 Infomercial 11:00 Australias Deadliest Destinations 12:00 According To Jim 12:30 Movie: Von Ryans Express (Pg,1965,R) 3:05 Movie: Splash. (Pg,1984,R) 5:30 Great South East 6:00 News 6:30 The Zoo 7:00 Bush Doctors 7:30 Kath & Kim 8:00 Samantha Who? 8:30 Greys Anatomy 9:30 Brothers & Sisters 10:30 Suburban Secrets 11:00 The First 48 12:00 Movie: The Perfect Tenant (M,1999,R) 2:00 Natures Gentleman 3:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 NBC Meet The Press 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Raggs 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: A Clean Kill (M,1999,R) 2:00 All Saints 3:00 Infomercial 4:00 Its Academic 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 Border Security: Australias Front Line 8:00 Desperate Housewives 9:30 Dirty Sexy Money 10:30 Boston Legal 11:30 3D Rock 12:00 Macarthurs Dream 1:00 Auction Squad 2:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Raggs 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Deep Family Secrets (M,1996,R) 2:00 All Saints 3:00 Infomercial 4:00 Its Academic 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 It Takes Two 9:30 All Saints 10:30 Life Begins 11:30 Cheaters 12:30 Six Degrees 1:30 Room For Improvement 2:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today
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Springborg conversation with Qld comes to Blackall


Queensland Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborgs conversation with Queensland centred on the forthcoming local government elections and amalgamations when he took up the invitation to join central western councils celebrating the end of an era in Blackall last Saturday. Mayors, councillors and CEOs from a number of the 18 shires which banded together last year to ght the state governments forced mergers were told by Mr Springborg that they had stood up for what they believed in. I acknowledge the enormous resilience of outback people, but its a great pity that those whove destroyed these councils arent here to see the emotion displayed tonight, he said. Mr Springborg said that if elected, communities which had voted against amalgamating in the recent plebiscite would be given the opportunity to de-amalgamate. The visit to Blackall was part of an aerial visit to Mt Isa, Cloncurry and Roma over the weekend by the Opposition Leader. Hot topics had included cutbacks to country racing, fears of QR job losses and depot closures, and a looming government interest bill repayment. The government doesnt understand that race meetings are social outings for people who dont have a lot of opportunities to socialise, Mr Springborg said. There is so much about community that this government

6:00 Rise and Shine 7:30 Sunday

6:30 Childrens Programs 9:30 Business Success 10:00 2008 Planet X Summer Games 10:30 NBL 12:00 Speed Machine 12:30 The Boutique 1.00 Cricket - Australia v India 5:00 News 5:30 Cricket - cont. 9.00 Movie: Terminator 3 (M,2003) 11:15 World Cup of Motorsport 12:15 All Of Us 6.00 Today 9:00 Mornings with Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 11:30 Fresh cooking with AWW 12:00 Movie: Real Women Have Curves (M,2002) 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 The Shak 4:30 News 5:00 Bargain Hunt 5:30 Antique Roadshow 6:00 News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Two And A Half Men 7:30 A Year With The Royal Family 8:30 CSI 9:30 CSI: NY 10.30 Nip/Tuck 11.30 Nightline 12.00 Stingers 5.30 Creo 6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings with Kerri-Anne 10:30 Hi-5 11:00 News 11:30 Fresh Cooking With AWW 12:00 Supernanny USA 1.00 Cricket 5.00 News 5.30 Cricket Cont. 6.00Antiques Roadshow 9:00 TBA 10:30 TBA 11.30 Nightline 12.00 The Avengers
General Classication PG

6:55 Overseas News 11:00 86th Australian Athletics Championships 12:30 2008 World Superbike Championships 1:00 Speedweek 3:00 Football Asia 3:30 UEFA Champions League 2007/2008 Magazine 4:00 Les Murrays Football Feature 5:00 The World Game 6:00 Thalassa 6:30 News 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are? 8:30 The Dream Life Of Rats 9:30 Movie: Kurt Wallander: The Village Idiot 11:15 Movie: Bearcub 1:00 The Storm Rages Twice 5:20 Overseas News 1:00 A Fork In Africa 1:30 Showdown With Iran 2:30 Dateline 3:30 Insight 4:30 The Journal 5.00 The Crew 5:30 Endangered 6.00 Global Village 6:30 News 7:30 Mythbusters 8:30 The Movie Show 8.35 South Park 9:00 Drawn Together 9:30 News 10:00 Skins 10.50 Movie: Appleseed 12:40 Movie: Golden Chicken 2 5:20 Overseas News 1:00 Movie: At Five In The Afternoon 2:55 Mums The Word 3:25 Delicious Orient 4:00 Business Report 4:30 The Journal 5:00 Newshour 6:00 Global Village 6:30 News 7:30 Insight 8.30 The Medicated Child 9:30 News 10.00 Shame 11:45 Movie: True Blue 1:35 Jabe Babe: A Heightened Life

just doesnt understand. The central western local government community acknowledged the ght they had put up and the contribution made by RAPAD chairman and Aramac shire mayor, Gary Peoples by making a presentation to him and his wife Mandy. Dubbed The Last Hurrah, it was also the occasion for former RAPAD chair and current Tambo Shire Council mayor Dougal Davidson to announce his retirement from local government. Cr Davidson has served on the Tambo shire for 22 years. Tambo will be amalgamating with the Blackall shire at the March 15 elections.

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Sunday March 2 Monday March 3 Tuesday March 4

-- by Sally Cripps

Cathy Wheelhouse joined Isisford friends Fiona Owens and Vicky Bauer to help celebrate the end of Dale and Alan Lane with Joanne Warren of Winton and Karen an era on Saturday night. Brown of Barcaldine at RAPADs era-ending party last Saturday.

Rafes galore for CWA


A handbag made by Lyn Harlow is rst prize in one of the rafes currently being offered by the Blackall CWA. Second draw in the rafe will win a necklace made by Louise Goodman. Lavina Anderson and Rebecca Parry have tickets, and they will also be on sale at the CWAs

International Womens Day street stall which will be held in Shamrock St on March 8. Winners will be drawn that day as well. A tea set from Sugar n Spice is the prize for the Mothers Day rafe for which P roviding the bar service for S aturday nights revelry w ere G olf C lub m em bers K aren C hoyce, F oot tickets are also on sale. S chluter, F rank S im pson and W es W augh.

Programs correct at time of printing but may change owing to unforeseen circumstances
CLASSIFICATIONS: M Mature Classication Recommended for viewing by mature audiences. MA Mature Audience Not suitable for people under 15 years of age. AV

Parental Guidance Recommended

Adult Violence Classication Not suitable for people under 15 years of age.

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Blackall resident Harry Kitching was in the full glare of the national media spotlight last week when his career as an Aboriginal welfare ofcer was highlighted amidst the Prime Ministers apology to the Aboriginal stolen generations. Harry, now aged 88, was one of those tasked with removing indigenous children from families over a 24-year period from 1947 in rural New South Wales and the Northern Territory. Over that period he recalls recommending the removal of nine children, mostly from single mothers who had been deserted by the childrens white fathers. It was a job and I worked it to the best of my ability, Harry said. There was none of this stealing though, I had none of that. I talked it over with the family to see if we could help. I worked on the philosophy that you could straighten most things out. If you couldnt, we talked about moving the children into a home. Harry insists that in all but one case the mothers agreed and

Harry reects on forced removal policy

sometimes urged him to place their children in institutions or foster care. Although Harry said he had no regrets about his actions he was in favour of making an apology, otherwise it will just go on and on, he said. Bureaucratic inaction was the reason he gave for leaving Aboriginal welfare work in the early 1970s, and he remains concerned that the apology wont make much practical difference to the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today. The new laws making towns dry will just move people into major cities, where they wont have decent accommodation it will just move the problem on, he said. The pensions and money handed out means that Aborigines have no need to work, he added.

E cum enical D ay O f P rayer com ing up

-- by Sally Cripps

Blackalls Uniting Church is the venue for this years World Day of Prayer service, which is taking place on March 7 from 7.30 pm The people of Guyana on the northern coast of South America have prepared this years service. Guyana is the only Englishspeaking country in South America where the dominant language is Spanish. It obtained independence from Britain in 1966 and is known as the Land of Many Waters. The theme of this years prayer service is Gods wisdom provides new understanding. This is an ecumenical service with input from all churches, and all Blackall residents, male or female, young or old are invited to share the need to pray for our troubled world. Everyone is welcome to stay afterwards for supper and conversation.

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4:30 Parkinson 6:00 Childrens Shows 11:00 Naked Science 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Talking Heads 2:00 The Bill 3:00 Childrens Shows 5:50 BtN Daily 6:00 Rick Steins French Odyssey 6:30 The Cook And The Chef 7:00 ABC News 7:30 The 7.30 Report 8:00 The New Inventors 8:30 Spicks & Specks 9:00 Stupid Stupid Man (M*) 9:30 That Mitchell And Webb Look (M*) 9:55 At The Movies 10:25 Lateline 11:00 Lateline Business 11:25 Taggart 12:35 Rewind 1:25 Movie The Silver Cord (G,1930,R) 2;45 Selling Success 3:25 National Press Club Address 4:30 Parkinson 6:00 Childrens Shows 11:05 Battleplan 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Pie In The Sky 1:30 Collectors 2:00 The Bill 3:00 Childrens Shows 5:50 BtN Daily 6:10 Grand Designs 7:00 News 7:30 The 7.30 Report 8:00 Catalyst 8:35 Life On Mars (M*) 9:35 Soul Deep 10:25 Lateline 11:00 Lateline Business 11:30 Live From Abbey Road 12:20 Bodies 1:20 Movie: Secret Beyond The Door (1948) 2:25 Wild Australasia 3:50 Dead Ringers 4:30 Parkinson 6:00 Childrens Shows 11:00 Wild Europe 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 MDA 1:30 Spicks & Specks 2:00 The Way We Were 3:00 Childrens Shows 5:55 BtN Daily 6:00 Message Stick 6:30 Can We Help? 7:00 News 7:30 Stateline 8:00 Collectors 8:30 Dalziel And Pascoe (M*) 10:15 My Family 10:45 Lateline 11:30 Little Miss Jocelyn 12:00 Triple j tv 12:30 Good Game 1:00 rage 5:00 rage 9:00 Triple j tv With The Doctor 10:00 The Best Of Live At The Basement 11:00 Bowls World Championships 2008 12:00 Stateline 12:30 Australian Story 12:30 Foreign Correspondent 1:30 Can We Help? 2:00 Kalahari: The Flooded Desert 3:00 Bowls Australian Open 2008 4:00 Basketball: WNBL 2007/08: Preliminary Final 6:00 Goodnight Sweetheart 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 News 7:30 Doc Martin 8:25 News 8:30 The Bill 10:05 News 10:10 Murphys Law (F) 11:40 rage (M)

Barcoo Independent TV Guide February 24 - March 1 ABC SEVEN Imparja SBS


6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Raggs 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: McBride 8: Dogged (M.2007) 2:00 All Saints 3:00 Infomercial 4:00 Backyard Science 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 RSPCA Animal Rescue 8:00 The Real Seachange 8:30 Lewis 10:30 Forensic Investigators 11:30 Born To Kill? 12:30 Room For Improvement 1:00 Auction Squad 2:00 Guthy-renker Australia 4:00 NBC Today 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Raggs 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Blind Obsession (M,2001,R) 2:00 All Saints 3:00 Infomercial 4:00 Backyard Science 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 The Amazing Race 8:30 Out Of The Question 9:00 Family Guy 9:30 Lost 10:30 Amercian Dad 11:00 Stargate Atlantis 12:00 Great Characters Of Queensland 1:00 Auction Squad 2:00 Guthy-renker Australia 4:00 NBC Today 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Raggs 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Passion Of Mind (M,2000) 2:30 According To Jim 3:00 Infomercial 4:00 Backyard Science 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 Better Homes & Gardens 8:30 2008 NAB Cup 11:30 Famous Presents Hollywood Uncensored 12:00 Movie: My Bosss Daughter (M,2003) 1:05 Secrets Of The River 2:35 Room For Improvement 3:00 Guthy-renker Australia 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 Childrens Shows 12:00 Famous Presents Hollywood Uncensored 12:30 King Of The Hill 1:00 V8 Xtra 2:00 Sevens V8 Supercars 2008 2:35 The Royal 3:40 The Good Life 4:15 Keeping Up Appearance 5:00 Creek To Coast 5:30 Queensland Weekender 6:00 News 6:30 Movie: Ice Princess (Pg,2005) 8:30 The Vicar Of Dibley 9:00 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries 11:00 Movie: Exodus (Pg,1960,R) 1:30 Movie: TBA 3:30 It Is Written 4:00 Guthy-renker Australia 5:00 Dateline NBC 5:30 Creo 6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings with Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 11:30 Fresh Cooking with AWW 12.00 Movie: The Roman Spring Of Mrs Stone (M,2003) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Entertainment Tonight 3.30 Heres Humphrey 4.00 The Shak 4:30 News 5:00 Bargain Hunt 5:30 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:30 Two And A Half Men 7:30 The Chopping Block 8:30 The Closer 9:30 Cashmere Maa 10:30 The Dame Edna Treatment 11.30 Nightline 12:00 Water Rats
5:30 Creo 6:00 Today 9.00 Mornings with Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 11:30 Fresh Cooking With AWW 12.00 Movie: Tumbleweeds (M,1999) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Entertainment Tonight 3.30 Heres Humphrey 4.00 The Shak 4:30 News 5:00 Bargain Hunt 5:30 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Two And A Half Men 7:30 Getaway 8:30 RPA 9:30 Kitchen Nightmares USA 10.30 Amazing Medical Stories 11:30 Nightline 12:00 Comedy Inc - The Late Shift

5:30 Creo 6.00 Today 9:00 Mornings with Kerri-Anne 10:30 Heres Humphrey (F) 11.00 News 11:30 Fresh Cooking With AWW 12.00 Holiday Showdown 1.00 Cricket: Australia v Sri Lanka 5:00 News 5:30 Cricket cont. 9:00 Movie: Breaking Up (M,1997) 11.00 Movie: Taking Lives (M,2004) 5:30 World Club Challenge RL: Melbourne Storm v Leeds Rhinos 7:30 Childrens Shows 11:30 Codename: Kids Next Door 12.00 George Lopez 12:30 The Bluefest Special 1:00 Racing Futurity Stakes 3.30 2008 Ironman 4.30 Discover Downunder 5:30 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 News 6:30 Australias Funniest Home Video Show 7:30 Movie: Spiderman (R,2002,R) 10.00 Movie: Spiderman III (Pg,1983,R) 12:00 Penn & Teller

5:20 Overseas News 1:00 Mariza: Concert In Lisbon 2:30 The Great Trio 3.00 If Only 3:30 Classical Destinations 4:00 Business Report 4:30 The Journal 5:00 Newshour 6:00 Global Village 6:30 News 7:30 Food Safari 8:00 Inspiring Teachers 8:30 Dateline 9:30 News 10:00 Newstopia 10:30 Movie: The Moustache 12.10 Movie: Strokes Of Fire 5:20 Overseas News 1:00 Australian Biography: Anne Deveson 1:30 Troubled Minds- The Lithium Revolution 2:30 Dateline 3:30 The Dream Of Love 4.00 Business Report 4:30 The Journal 5:00 Newshour 6:00 Global Village 6:30 News 7:35 Stockinger 8:30 Unit One 9:30 News 10:05 The Movie Show 10:15 Movie: Or 11:40 Movie: Spasm 5:20 Overseas News 1:00 Wine Lovers Guide To Australia 1:30 Insight 2:30 Noahs Ark And The Mystery Of The Flood 3:30 Island Fettlers 4.00 Business Report 4:30 The Journal 5:00 Newshour 6:00 Global Village 6:30 News 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are? 8:30 The Battle Of The River Plate 9:30 News 10:00 My Big Breasts And Me 11.05 Movie: Kill Me Tender 12:50 Movie: Consequences Of Love 5:20 Overseas News 1:00 Moebius Redux: A Life in Pictures 2.20 Bacons Arena 4.00 Seaman Dan And Friends 4:30 Newshour 5:30 Mythbusters 6:30 News 7:30 Top Gear 8:30 Big Love 9.30 Movie: Vera Drake 11:40 SOSShorts On Screen 12:40 Newstopia 1:10 Swordsmen Of The Passes

Wednesday February 27 Thursday February 28 Friday February 29 Saturday March 1

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Barcoo Independent TV Guide - February 24 - March 1 ABC SEVEN Imparja SBS


5:00 rage 6:30 Childrens Shows 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacic Focus 11:30 Hymns Of Glory 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Message Stick 2:00 The War 3:00 The Genius Of Photography 4:00 Toulouse Lautrec: The Full Story 4:50 The Mechanicals 5:00 Sunday Arts 6:00 At The Movies 6:30 The Einstein Factor 7:00 News 7:30 Robin Hood 8:15 Creature Comforts 8:25 News 8:30 Miss Marple: At Bertrams Hotel (F) 10:05 Compass 10:55 The Dali Dimension 11:40 The Master And His Pupil 12:10 Order In The House 1:10 Movie: Born To Be Bad (G,1950,R) 2:40 Movie: Storm Over Wyoming (Pg,R) 3:35 Growing Up Gotti 4:00 Message Stick 4:30 Parkinson 6:00 Childrens Shows 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Pilot Guides 1:30 The Cook & The Chef 2:00 The Bill 3:00 Childrens Shows 6:00 Landline 6:30 Talking Heads 7:00 ABC News 7:30 The 7:30 Report 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 The Maa 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:35 The Woman With Seven Personalities 12:25 Teachers 1:25 Movie: Richest Girl In The World (G,1934,R) 2:50 Family Story 3:25 Bowls World Championships 2008 4:30 Parkinson 6:00 Childrens Shows 11:00 Grand Designs 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Einstein Factor 1:00 The New Inventors 1:30 Catalyst 2:00 The Bill 3:00 Childrens Shows 5:50 BtN Daily 6:05 Time Team 7:00 News 7:30 The 7:30 Report 8:00 Chopper Rescue 8:30 Brat Camp 9:30 Foreign Correspondent 10:00 Artscape: IOU: Elizabeth Jolley 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:35 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Psychic Investigators 1:05 Movie: Cat People (Pg,1942,R) 2:30 Movie: Curse Of The Cat People (Pg,R) 3:55 Welcher And Welcher 6:00 Choices 6:30 Childrens Shows 7:30 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 Kochies Business Builders 10:30 Infomercial 11:00 Australias Deadliest Destinations 12:00 Tsunami: Anatomy Of A Disaster 1:00 Sevens V8 Supercars 2008 5:30 Great South East 6:00 News 6:30 The Zoo 7:00 Bush Doctors 7:30 Kath & Kim 8:00 Samantha Who? 8:30 Greys Anatomy 9:30 Brothers & Sisters 10:30 Suburban Secrets 11:00 The First 48 12:00 Movie: Chains Of Gold (M,1991,R) 3:00 Guthy-renker Australia 4:00 NBC Today 5:00 NBC Meet The Press 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Raggs 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Payback (M,1997,R) 2:00 All Saints 3:00 Infomercial 4:00 Backyard Science 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 Border Security: Australias Front Line 8:00 The Force: Behind The Line 8:30 Desperate Housewives 9:30 Dirty Sexy Money 10:30 Boston Legal (R) 11:30 3D Rock 12:30 Room For Improvement 1:00 Auction Squad 2:00 Guthy-renker Australia 4:00 NBC Today 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Raggs 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Sacrices Of The Heart (M) 2:00 All Saints 3:00 Infomercial 4:00 Backyard Science 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home & Away 7:30 It Takes Two 9:30 All Saints 10:30 Life Begins 11:30 Cheaters 12:30 Six Degrees 1:30 Room For Improvement 2:00 Guthy-renker Australia 4:00 NBC Today
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5:30 Rise & Shine (G,R) 7:30 Sunday

6.00 Childrens Programs 9:30 Business Success (G,R) 10:00 2008 Planet X Games 10:30 NBL 12:00 Speed Machine 12:30 Boatique 1:00 Cricket: Australia v India 5:00 News 5:30 Cricket cont. 9:00 Movie: The Medallion (M,2003) 11:00 Movie: Escape: Human Cargo (Pg,1997) 1:00 The Avengers 5.30 Creo 6:00 Today 9:00 Mornings with Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 11:30 Fresh cooking with AWW 12.00 Movie: Out Of The Ashes (M,2003) 2:00 Days Of Our Lives 3:00 Entertainment Tonight 3:30 Heres Humphrey 4:00 The Shak 4:30 News 5:00 Bargain Hunt 5:30 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Two And A Half Men 7:30 A Year With The Royal Family 8.30 80th Academy Awards 11.30 Nightline 12.00 Stingers 5.30 Creo 6:00 Today 9:00 Heres Humphrey 9:30 Cricket - Sri Lanka v India 12:30 Entertainment Tonight 1:00 Cricket - cont. 5:00 Bargain Hunt 5:30 Antiques Roadshow 6.00 News 6:30 A Current Affair 7:00 Two And A Half Men 7.30 Monster House 8:30 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 9.30 CSI: Miami 10.30 The Allan Border Medal 12:00 The Avengers
General Classication PG

6:55 Overseas News 10:00 WeatherWatch & Music 10:30 Croatian News 11:05 Corner Gas 11:30 Athletics Grand Prix 1:00 Speedweek 3:00 Euro 2008 Magazine 3:30 UEFA Champions League 2007/2008 Magazine 4:00 Les Murrays Football Feature 5:00 The World Game 6:00 Thalassa 6:30 News 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are? 8:30 How To Commit The Perfect Murder 9:30 Movie: Kurt Wallander: Before The Frost 11:10 Movie: The Suit 12.45 The Storm Rages Twice 5:20 Overseas News 1:00 The Food Lovers Guide To Australia 1:30 Europes 9/11 2:30 Dateline 3:30 Cirque Du Soleils Solstrom 4:30 The Journal 5.00 The Crew 5:30 The Brides Of Khan 6.00 Global Village 6:30 News 7:30 Mythbusters 8:35 South Park 9:00 Drawn Together 9:30 News 10:00 Skins 10:55 Movie: The Nest 12:45 Movie: Golden Chicken 5:20 Overseas News 1:00 Movie: Focus 2:50 The Movie Show 2:55 Mums The Word 3.25 Delicious Orient 4:00 Business Report 4:30 The Journal 5:00 Newshour 6:00 Global Village 6:30 News 7:30 Insight 8.30 Living With Corruption 9:30 News 10.00 Commune 11:25 Movie: King Of Thieves 1:10 Private Warriors

Main Roads Minister Warren Pitt has been told that work on the new 336 km all-weather road linking Jericho and Windorah was progressing well with 47 km already sealed. Mr Pitt received a project update from Main Roads staff in Barcaldine while visiting the area recently as part of a two-day regional tour. The $51 million sealed link is set to replace the Jericho to

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D orpers do the rounds of W Q


Familiarising people with the Dorper sheep breed and their suitability for custom nishing and retailing was the aim of a recent whirlwind tour of southern and western Queensland by Goondiwindi producer John Mackay. Accompanying him were number cruncher Lloyd Dunlop, feedlot ration specialist Chris ONeil, and the DPIs Craig Thomason. Visiting St George, Charleville, Longreach, Blackall and Cunnamulla, the roadshow was Johns brainchild. He has had many years of experience in the sheep industry, as a wool producer at Mulgrave in the Barcaldine district, and as a partner in one of Australias oldest Border Leister studs in Tasmania. As well as operating the Newstead Dorper stud, he and his wife Kerry run a 4000 head lamb nishing operation and have begun a processing and retailing business called Boggabilla Lamb. Weve found that Dorpers, with their high conversion rates, keep our costs to a minimum, he said. Lloyd Dunlop addressed groups in the different towns on sheep production gross margins, noting that meat breeds were coming up with better gures than wool breeds. With wool prices in the 70/90 percentile and meat prices in the 50/60 percentile, you would have

Yaraka rail line, which closed in 2005, Mr Pitt said. Excellent progress on the 10year project is being made, with 47 km of the road already sealed and a further 22 km of work currently underway. The project will provide an allweather road along this route for the rst time, which will improve community, tourism industry and grazing industry access to the region. to think there was more upside in meat, he said. Feedlotting consultant Chris ONeil spoke of the need for a smaller range of weights in lambs being sent in for nishing, emphasising the need for tighter ram joinings. You have a tyranny of distance and want to get rid of all your lambs at once, so you need to get them all within an acceptable weight range to maximise your prots, he said. Producers at the eld days were urged to form coalitions to bring about the required volume, quality and continual delivery needs, in order to maximise prices from going into the fat lamb business.

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Sunday February 24 Monday February 25 Tuesday February 26

Sara seeks support for quest

-- by Sally Cripps

Local horsewoman Sara Aspinall has just announced her entry in the Pony Club Association of Queensland Personality of the Year quest. Sara is seeking local support to raise funds for the Riding for Disabled Association. The group is a voluntary, not for prot, organisation which provides riding instruction and other activities associated with riding and harness driving for people with disabilities. It provides opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy a safe, stimulating, healthy, therapeutic and recreational sport. Between now and the end of 2008 Sara will be holding various events, with RDA art union tickets available later in the year.

TV show searching for bachelor farmers

Harry Noble, Tarbarah, Blackall inspects one of the Newstead Dorper rams owned by John Mackay, right and being held by Briony.

The Nine Network is casting for eligible bachelor farmers for the second series of its TV show The Farmer Wants A Wife. Real farmers are the target, be it grazier, dairy, citrus, oyster, the media release states. Prospective contestants will need to be between 25 and 45 and ready to take part in the series production in April. Interested men should drop an email with an introduction to nicola@mcgregorcasting.com or call McGregor Casting on (02) 9557 2844.

Programs correct at time of printing but may change owing to unforeseen circumstances
CLASSIFICATIONS: M Mature Classication Recommended for viewing by mature audiences. MA Mature Audience Not suitable for people under 15 years of age. AV

Parental Guidance Recommended

Adult Violence Classication Not suitable for people under 15 years of age.

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22: Creative Pathways in the Central West


SpeakOut is calling for expressions of interest for 22 Creative Pathways in the Central West, a program that will offer creative skills and development opportunities for young people in central western Queensland. Young people between 14 and 26 looking for a great opportunity to develop skills and career pathways in visual art, graphic design, sound, music and video are encouraged to apply. Twenty-two young people will be chosen from towns such as Blackall, Barcaldine, Longreach, Tambo and Winton to participate in this exciting initiative that commences on April 7 and continues part-time until midJuly. The program will cater for secondary school students and will be delivered around school holidays. It will also involve project-based support in each participants community. 22 Creative Pathways in the Central West is described by SpeakOut as an exciting and innovative program that will diversify social and economic opportunities through the creative industries, and support the vitality and viability of the region. SpeakOut will deliver 22 Creative Pathways in the central west from their new base at the old Blackall Memorial Hall. SpeakOuts operation in the region is underpinned by ongoing consultation, partnership development and program delivery in the region over the past two and a half years. Previous projects delivered by SpeakOut have engaged both young people and over 60s in the creative arts. 22 Creative Pathways in the Central West is a partnership between Arts Queensland, the Blackall Shire Council, the Department of Communities, Education Queensland and schools in the central west, Outback Pathways and Careers (OPAC), the Remote Planning and Development Board (RAPAD), and SpeakOut itself.

Expressions of interest for 22 Creative Pathways in the Central West close on February 29. Further information can be obtained from SpeakOuts Youth and Community Programs coordinator, Fran Moser at 1300 656 431, and application forms and fact sheets can be downloaded from www.speakout.com.au

There has been a good response to the use of specialist services that visit Blackall Hospital. The list and contact details are on the health board outside the IGA and also advertised in the Barcoo Independent. Continuing on from last edition is some information for women on cancer prevention. Please read

Blackall Hospital Health News


this article as it is informative and might just save your life. Dr Joshi would like to remind everyone that Outpatients at the hospital is from 9 am and appointments need to be booked. There are four spaces Monday to Friday. The hospital is available for accident and emergency after these hours. For other non urgent

cases or review please contact the Blackstump Medical Centre. We have had Dr Lyndsey Forbes with us for a month while Dr Rajiv Gandhi has been away in Rockhampton on training. Lyndsey is due to leave on February 22.

Look after number one - A cancer prevention plan for women


Keep an eye on yourself Finding cancer early offers one of the best chances to cure the disease. See your doctor straight away if you notice any unusual changes. Look for: Lumps, sores or ulcers that dont heal Unusual changes in your breasts lumps, lumpiness, a thickened area, unusual nipple discharge, a nipple that turns inwards (if it hasnt always been that way), changes in shape, colour or unusual pain Coughs that dont go away or show blood, a hoarseness that hangs around A loss in weight that cant be explained Any loss of blood, even a few spots between periods or after they stop Moles that have changed shape, size or colour, or bleed Blood in a bowel motion Persistent changes in toilet habits Persistent abdominal pain or bloating These symptoms can also be related to more common, less serious health problems. Screening for breast and cervical cancer saves lives, so these regular checks are one of the best health habits to get into. Check for early breast cancer Contact your local BreastScreen service on 13 20 50 for a free screening mammogram once every two years if you are aged between 50 and 69. Women over the ages of 40 and 70 can request a mammogram. Screening mammograms can detect early breast cancer, which gives the best chance for effective treatment and long term survival. Be Breast Aware and know what is normal for you. Have regular Pap tests for cervical cancer Have a Pap smear every two years from the age of 18, or within two years of becoming sexually active, whichever is later. Pap smears can detect early changes in the cells of the cervix, allowing them to be effectively treated before cancer develops. Up to 90% of cervical cancers can be prevented through regular Pap smear screening. There are currently no screening tests for other gynaecological cancers such as ovarian, uterine, endometrial, vulvar or vaginal cancers, but fortunately these cancers are very rare. Simply be aware of what is normal for you and if you notice any changes or symptoms that persist for two or more weeks, visit your doctor. Ask about screening for bowel cancer Early detection of bowel cancer signicantly improves chances of successful treatment. Your risk of bowel cancer increases with age. About 15% of people have known risk factors which put them at increased risk. If you fall into this category your doctor will talk to you about regular screening. A National screening program using the faecal occult blood test (FOBT) for people aged 55 and 65 will commence in mid 2006. FOBT detects hidden blood in faeces. Make lifestyle changes At least 50% of cancers including cancer of the lung, skin, bowel, breast, cervix and liver could be prevented by making positive lifestyle changes. Stop Smoking - lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Australian women. If you are a smoker, make a real attempt to Quit. Call the Quitline on 13 7848 (13 QUIT) for free advice. Be SunSmart protect yourself in the sun and take care not to burn. Stay in Shape aim for a healthy body weight Move Your Body be physically active for at least 30 minutes most days (preferably all) Eat for Health choose a varied diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables. Avoid Alcohol try alcohol free days and nonalcoholic drinks Ways to reduce your cancer risk How do you stack up? (Tick if you need to take action) Quit smoking Be SunSmart Keep to a healthy weight Be more physically active Eat a healthy, well balanced diet Avoid or limit alcohol intake The Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20

S p e cia list D a te s

Glory Baker Director of Nursing

Amida Callinicos, 25, gets creative with SpeakOut

BLACKALL IGA

Blackall Girl Guides Blackall Shire Council


Extends an Open Invitation To All Interested Persons
to attend the official opening of the Blackall Girl Guides Hut, by Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, AC Governor of Queensland to be held on Sunday, 2nd March, 2008 commencing at 10:00am. The opening will be held at the Blackall Girl Guides Hut, Showgrounds, Blackall. Light refreshments will be available, please RSVP to Lisa Goodman on (07) 46574222 th by 27 February, 2008 in conjunction with the

Wide variety of EASTER EGGS in store now!


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AUDIOLOGIST: Mrs. Jenny Stevens - Longreach March 12-14. Ph: Patti Smith Longreach Hospital 4658 4735. CARDIAC SPECIALIST TEAM: Ph: 4654 3277 for an appointment. CHILD HEALTH AND ADULT/ CHILD HEARING TESTS: The Child Health Nurse - Blackall Monday March 3 & 17. Ph: Blackall Hospital on 4650 7700 Referrals required for hearing tests. COMMUNITY HEALTH INDIGENOUS HEALTH, QIDDI & SOCIAL WORKERS: Ph: Longreach Community Health Service 4658 3344. CONTINENCE ADVISOR: Ph: Joanne de Vries on 4658 3622. DIETICIAN: Cancelled until further notice. DERMATOLOGIST: Dr David Leslie visiting in February 2008. Appointments at Black Stump Surgery on 4657 4677. EMOTIONAL & SOCIAL WELL BEING TEAM: Ph: 4658 1928 for details. ENT (Ears, Nose, and Throat): Dr Maurice Stevens visiting Longreach March 12 - 14, 2008. Ph: Patti Smith Longreach Hospital 4658 4735. GASTROENTEROLOGIST: Dr Stevenson -Referrals required. Ph: Patti Smith Longreach Hospital 4658 4735. GYNAECOLOGIST and OBSTETRIC: New Lady Doctor visiting Blackall May 26, 2008. Referral required. Ph: Blackall Hospital for an appointment. OPHTHALMOLOGIST: Dr Glasson/Dr Stark Blackall February 25, 2008. Referrals are required. Ph: 4650 7700 for an appointment. OPTOMETRIST: Geoff Fitzpatrick Blackall February Sun-24 and Mon- 25. Ph: 1800 008 020. ORTHODONTIST: Ph: Patti Smith Longreach 46 584 735. ORTHOPAEDICS: Dr Welsh Longreach February 25-27, 2008. Ph Longreach Hospital 4658 4735. MENTAL HEALTH NURSE: Ph: Longreach Hospital 4658 4700 to make an appointment. PAEDIATRICIAN TEAM (Child Psychiatrist and Paediatrician): Dr Helen Heussler- visiting Longreach Ph: Patti Smith Longreach Hospital for appointment 4658 4735. PODIATRIST: Ph: Maree Longreach Hospital 4658 4700. PSYCHIATRIST: Dr Richard Zimmerman Central West February 27-29, 2008. Ph: Mental Health - Longreach Hospital 4658 4700 Referrals required. PSYCHOLOGIST: Ph: Longreach RFDS 4658 1928. PHYSIOTHERAPIST: Ph: Longreach Hospital 4658 4700. QUEENSLAND ILLICIT DRUG DIVERSION INITATIVE: Ph: Longreach Community Health 4658 3344. RELATIONSHIPS AUSTRALIA: Visit Blackall on a needs basis. Phone 1300 364 277 RESPIRATORY PHYSICIAN: Dr Simon Bowler - Longreach February 21-22. Ph: Patti Smith Longreach Hospital 4658 4735. SURGEON: Cancelled until further notice. SPEECH THERAPIST: Ph: Erika Healy 4652 7951 WELL WOMENS CLINIC NURSE: Louise Cameron - Blackall March 27. Ph: Blackall Hospital 4650 7700 to register on a waiting list. WELL WOMENS CLINIC DOCTOR: Dr Louise Russell - Blackall March 5-6. Ph: Blackall Hospital on 4650 7700 to register on waiting list.

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Motor Vehicle Arson In the early hours of Thursday February 14, Blackall police, re and ambulance services were called to the home of Kevin and Karen Lee at 69 Thistle Street in regards to a motor vehicle re. Sergeant Kevin Ongheen said, Local police ofcers diligently performed investigations into this matter between 2 am and 1 pm and this led to the quick arrest of two offenders. Police report that both offenders were charged with the unlawful entry of a motor vehicle, arson, public nuisance and trespass. Police will allege that an 18 year old male, in company with a juvenile male that cannot be named for legal reasons entered the yard of Kevin and Karen Lee and lit a re in the cabin of a Ford Courier utility. The adult offender will be appearing at the Blackall Magistrates Court, whilst the juvenile offender will be appearing at the Blackall Childrens Court. The appearance date for each was Monday, February 18.

Police Beat Theft Motor Vehicle

On Sunday February 10 at 2 am, Blackall police constable Richard Hill apprehended two juvenile offenders that cannot be named for legal reasons, joy riding in a stolen motor vehicle, the property of Samantha Paton. The driver of the vehicle was at the time unlicensed and heavily intoxicated. Both juveniles will be appearing at the Blackall Childrens Court. Prowler Reports Blackall police are presently collating and investigating numerous reports of trespassers wandering through residential yards and business locations during the night. Police strongly suspect that the offender or offenders are responsible for many of the crimes that have occurred in Blackall over the recent weeks, and advise all members of the community to pass on any information that they may know of or suspect. As a result special patrols have been implemented with a view to locating persons trespassing at night.

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This is the rst in a series of feature articles celebrating our wool heritage to be published by the Barcoo Independent in the lead-up to the Blackall Woolscour centenary on May 24.

Artist, tour guide, cook, wool presser: meet Bob Willo Wilson By Leonie Lyons and Jodie van de Wetering
From working the wool presses in Queensland shearing sheds to detailed miniature paintings and sweeping murals, Bob Willo Wilson is a man of many talents. Bob now works as a tour guide at the Blackall Woolscour. Originally from Goondiwindi, he worked in the wool industry before settling in Blackall. I worked as a wool presser, following the sheds around, Bob said, and I liked this little place, it was fairly laid back, and Ive been here ever since. Wool pressing was a pretty hard job; its easier now with hydraulic wool presses. I started on the old manual presses, and most of my pressing days were done on those. It was hard work, up there with shearing. The Woolscours gift shop is adorned by Bobs paintings of outback scenes. That came fairly naturally, I just worked on it over the years. Most of my life I never had time to paint, but as time went by I got more involved. Im mostly self taught, but Ive done two McGregor courses down in Toowoomba, and they kicked me along a bit. Bobs work ranges from murals adorning local buildings to delicate miniatures painted on cigarette papers. That was one of my ideas. I thought to myself, people paint on rice paper, dont they? so I decided to try it. Another skill Bobs tried his hand at is cooking. The Woolscour holds dinner evenings during the winter months, every Wednesday and the rst Saturday of every month, and Bobs the man youll nd in the kitchen. Ive done a bit of shearers cooking, and you have to be on the ball, Bob said. At the Woolscour I keep it fairly traditional, a roast meal in a wood stove, or camp ovens sometimes to take the pressure off the kitchen. Wednesday is usually something like a curry and rice, stew and dumplings, or a corned meat and white sauce. The Saturday is a big baked dinner with traditional sweets like lemon sago, or a plum pudding cooked in a rag. Traditionally, some shearers used the hot water from the regions artesian bores to cook their food. While most bore water around Blackall is around 58 degrees Celsius, Bob explained some bores are up to 99 degrees, and a piece of corned meat in a net would cook in the heat of the bore while the shearers were working, and theyd have a hot meal ready when they knocked off. Bob attributes much of his artistic inspiration to his chosen home in Blackall. Im very much inspired by the west. Where I work at the scour you still have it all around you, the old machinery and buildings. I still get inspired by the surroundings where I work, at the scour. While the Woolscour is, as the name suggests, a restored wool processing facility, there are less sheep in the region these days. There are a lot of cattle here now, Bob reects, and a problem with dingoes preying on sheep, that reduced sheep numbers. As time goes by sheep runs are getting smaller and smaller, and its not the same as it used to be. One time here to Tambo was sheep, everywhere you looked was sheep. Its been my living, and also a bit of a passion for me, to be involved with that part of the wool industry as a tour guide, talk about it and explain it all, that carries me through and keeps me going with my art - its all part of it. Feature, Artist, tour guide, cook, wool presser: meet Bob Willo Wilson by Leonie Lyons and Jodie van de Wetering, rst published by ABC Western Queensland and ABC Online, 29 January 2008, is reproduced by permission of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and ABC Online. (c) 2008 ABC. All rights reserved.

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Bob W ilson being interviewed byLeonie Lyons outside the BlackallVisitorInformation Centre (P hoto - Z ane B ojack)

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VACANT POSITIONS
Teacher Aide Temporary Part-Time Blackall State School
Temporary: Part-Time: Classification: Hourly Rate: Positions: 17 March to 5 December 2008 20 hrs per week TA2 (Other Than Public Servants Award) $17.56 p/hr to $19.17 p/hr Blackall State School
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BLACKALL SHIRE COUNCIL


POSITION VACANT

EDUCATION QUEENSLAND

Part-time Contract Event Coordinator Blackall Heartland Festival


Council is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic person to assist community groups with activities as part of the Blackall Heartland Festival scheduled for three weeks during May/June 2008. Conditions of employment will be structured under a contract arrangement based on an hourly rate commencing Monday 3rd March and concluding by the end of June 2008. This is a part-time position with hours of work expected to be flexible according to need and timing of activities. A maximum of 350 hours will be available until the end of June 2008. A Position Description may be obtained from the Council Office and further details can be obtained from Louise Campbell on 46574222. Written applications including a full resume are to be submitted by: 4.30pm Monday 25th February 2008.
PO Box 21 BLACKALL QLD 4472 Phone: 07 46574222 Email: admin@blackall.qld.gov.au Tricia Gleeson A / CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Fax: 07 46574726 www.blackall.qld.gov.au

What is the job about?


The successful candidate will be working across a variety of class settings, supporting teachers and students.

How do I apply?
Applicants must address the selection criteria through responses to each criteria or a short statement from the position description to be considered for the position. Application packages are available by ringing the school office on (07) 4657 7333. Applications close on Friday 29th February 2008, 3pm. Address all applications CONFIDENTIAL to the Business Services Manager, Deanne Richardson, Blackall State School, PO Box 136, Blackall Q 4472.

Additional Information
Confirmation of employment will also be conditional upon the successful candidate being issued with a Suitability Card from the Commission for Children and Young People and Child. All applications will remain current for a 12 month period and this potential applicant pool may be used to fill future vacancies.

Blackall Shire Council supporting the community through the Heartland Festival.
Funded by Queensland Events Regional Development Program

Primary producers and small business owners who have suffered direct damage from recent monsoonal ooding are now eligible to apply for Special Disaster Flood Assistance grants of up to $10,000. A further grant of up to $15,000 is available depending on the extent of the damage. The grant is part of the new ood assistance scheme announced by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Queensland Premier Anna Bligh on January 24. Acting QRAA Chief Executive Ofcer, Tony ODea has welcomed activation of the scheme and encourages affected producers and small businesses to contact QRAA for information about their eligibility and how to apply. QRAAs administration of the Special Disaster Flood Assistance Scheme will provide those who have been affected by this disaster with the means to assist in recovery efforts by covering costs associated with repairs, removal of debris and the clean up of properties and premises, Mr ODea said. I encourage primary producers and small businesses who wish to apply for this assistance to visit QRAAs website at www.qraa.qld. gov.au and contact us on 1800 623 946 for more information about the assistance available and how to apply.

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Ros stands down at Blackall ICPA

The Blackall Isolated Childrens Parents Association branch held its annual general meeting in December with many not able to attend due to impassable roads and ooding creeks. President Fiona Russell delivered her report, noting that the branchs offer of a donation to assist student teachers coming to Blackall had been taken up. Two student teachers completed a two-week practical experience at Blackall State School and both commented positively on their taste of rural teaching. The branch supported the local kindergarten by assisting them with catering for 350 hungry participants in the Variety Club car rally at Terrick and requesting that all prots go to Kindy. It was pleased to hear that as well as beneting nancially, Kindy also received a printer, sports equipment, a climbing gym and all sorts of gear which they then went on to raise even more funds with. Donations were made to the three schools represented locally Blackall State School, St Josephs and LSODE for their speech nights. Matthew Wemyss and Tom Butler were the recipients of Blackall ICPA awards. Fiona was re-elected as president for 2008. Ros

SATURDAY 1 MARCH
Blackall ICPA life member Daphne Rich (right) with the 2008 branch executive members - Sally Cripps, Fiona Russell, Kylie Banks, Anne Sprague and Anita Dennis. Wood stepped down as secretary after ve years and Anita Dennis was welcomed into the position. Anita and Sally Cripps remain as branch vicepresidents, Anne Sprague continues as treasurer, and Kylie Banks has taken on the branch publicity job. The branch is looking forward to a fresh green start to 2008 and continuing to lobby for equality of access to education for all in rural areas.

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Join me, Robyn Pulman for a fun, informational, interactive workshop on Changing your destiny through creating winning habits During our time together, you will learn simple tools and techniques to create the winning habits necessary to take control of your life, your career and your relationships. You will be given the opportunity to understand your personal and professional responsibilities necessary to overcome obstacles, deal with the drudgery, manifest the magical and design your destiny. You will learn how important it is that you look after you first and foremost. Singles and couples will benefit so bring your partner along. My delivery draws on business, relationships, family, good times, tough times, common sense and a passion to make my own life (and yours) as rewarding as possible. You will Celebrate your journey to date Reflect on past experiences and establish lessons from same Explore your core values Review the Journey Model and critical success factors of winning individuals Assess your life balance and create a 12 month action plan to get on track Look further down the track to three, five and ten year goals Design the person you must be to get there Discover the importance of attitude and how to get up and stay up Learn how to take control and move from pain to power Experience the power of meditation/relaxation Develop a wellness strategy that compliments YOUR lifestyle

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5 LOCAL RACES
Barcoo Plumbing; Blackall IGA; Barcoo Butchery; Spinks Concreting & Fencing ; Schluters Bakery

Numbers are limited so please RSVP by Friday 22nd Feb 08 to Lisa Kings on 46574440 Blackall Shire Council Community Services

workshop) Morning Tea & Lunch provided

A former school teacher, I then spent twelve years working with hotel companies in Europe and the Middle East, before returning to Australia. Over the past fifteen years, I have run home based businesses and believe I appreciate the challenges and opportunities you face. Moreover, Ive camped on many a remote property, enjoyed a whole lot of smokos, run workshops in shearers quarters and lugged dead kangaroo carcasses off the floor of one of my training venues. My commitment to you is that at the end of the workshop, you will feel better about yourself than you do already, you will have a better attitude and higher energy and you will walk out of the room with a greater understanding of how to create winning habits to truly change your destiny. I look forward to meeting you. Bring a pen, your partner and a great attitude and be sure to eat a healthy breakfast before we begin. Enthusiastically, ROBYN PS If you havent already read it, grab a copy of How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie and read it!

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AFTER THE RACES!! Till late
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Public Meeting All residents are invited to attend a community information session on the new Blackall-Tambo Regional Council proposed structure at the Blackall Cultural Centre on Tuesday, 26 February, 2008 commencing at 6.30 pm. Queensland Governors Visit Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, AC will be visiting Blackall on Sunday, March 2, 2008 and Monday, March 3, 2008. A community reception has been planned for Sunday, March 2, 2008 along with other community functions and town tour. Further information on the Governors visit will be available in the next edition. Farewell to Blackall Shire Party Expressions of Interest Council will be hosting a Community Party on March 14, 2008 to recognise and farewell Blackall Shire Council and are seeking input from individuals and/ or groups who may wish to hold an activity and/or stall at the Party which will be held at the Blackall Showgrounds Complex. Expressions of Interest and further information can be obtained from the Council Ofce. Feral and Unhomed Cat Eradication Program Council is undertaking a feral and unhomed cat eradication program around Blackall during the week 25-29 February, 2008 to control the number of feral and unhomed cats. Please be advised that pet owners will need to keep pets in their own yard during this period and that Council recommends that a collar is worn by their pets as cats caught wearing Young people everywhere, get set the National Youth Week (NYW) engine res up with the launch of the 2008 website, www. youthweek.com. The website is a must see for all young Australians wanting to take part in Australias largest youth event. Young Australians from all parts of the country are encouraged to jump online to grab all the information they need for NYW 08. The NYW site contains information on a range of topics, including: events and activities that will take place during NYW; how to get involved in events in your local community; how to host an event; the National Talent Competitions; your NYW Ambassadors in 2008; and how to Win Free Stuff. NYW 08 will run from 5 to 13 April, and is an opportunity for 12

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a collar will be released. Further to this Council will also offer, during this period only, the opportunity for pet owners to surrender any unwanted pets (not limited to cats) to Council, for removal at no charge to the owner. Illegal Dumping in the Shire Residents of Blackall are reminded that the only place legally available for the dumping of any waste including green waste (lawn clipping, branches etc) is at the Blackall Rubbish Dump situated along Evora Road the dumping of green waste at Fallisons Crossing along Daisy Street or along the Jericho Road or in any place other then the Council Rubbish Dump is illegal and Council will take appropriate action against individuals found to be dumping in this areas. Water Restriction Hours From October 1 to April 30 sprinklers are banned between the hours of 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday. No water restrictions are in force over the weekends. Be WaterWise save money, energy and the environment WaterWise Tip: Fewer, deeper watering of your garden encourages deeper root systems and more robust plants. Council Meetings The next Ordinary Meeting of Council is scheduled for Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at the Council Chambers commencing at 9.15am. Council meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Meetings are open to the public. country. Make sure you check out the website at www.youthweek. com for all the competitions, events and activities that are going on in your local area. In NYW 07, over 87,000 young Australians visited www. youthweek.com and over 250,000 young people participated in more than 1,780 events across Australia. More than 22,000 young Australians voted for over 300 entries in the NYW Talent Competitions RockIT, WriteIT, ShootIT, DesignIT and SnapIT. NYW 08 is a joint Australian, State, Territory and Local Government initiative.

Proles of Blackall-Tambo Regional Council nominees in the March 15 local government elections are presented below by the Barcoo Independent. This weeks edition concentrates on candidates in division one (bounded by BlackallEmmett Road, current Blackall shire boundary, and Landsborough Highway/Shamrock St), division 3 (bounded by Landsborough Highway/Shamrock St, Blackall-Jericho Road, Ivy St and Coronation Drive) and division 4 (bounded by Blackall-Jericho Road, Blackall-Emmett Road, Coronation Drive and Ivy St). In the March 7 edition of the Barcoo Independent we will present proles of candidates standing for election in division 2 (the current Tambo Shire Council) and mayoral candidates. It is with great pleasure that I seek your endorsement for the new BlackallTambo Regional Shire Council. I am looking forward to seeing Blackall and Tambo forge ahead to create a united council that benets us all. During my time on Blackall council I have contributed to the improvement of Blackall through major projects and have sought further understanding of our community through involvement in various committees. Just as importantly, I have ably dealt with the many other issues that arise in the day to day running of council, in what I believe to be an honest, considered and fair manner.

Division Three

Peter Skewes

In our new council, I will continue to be proactive in lobbying to maintain and improve our government services. Seeking economic development opportunities including developing our tourism industry, creating employment opportunities and developing our industrial area so that future businesses have somewhere to locate to and our youth have a future in our community. It is my true belief that the BlackallTambo Council will be successful that I choose to run again this term. I will continue to listen to you and your concerns to further our community.

N ational You th W e e k 2 0 0 8 w e b site la u n ch !

to 25 year olds to celebrate being young, speak up about things that are important to them and make the most of every opportunity. The slogan for NYW 08, Shout. Share.Live.Unite, encourages all young Australians to: shout out about the things that matter to them; share in the fun of activities and events happening across the country; live every day to its fullest; and unite with others in the community to celebrate the contribution young people make to society. Some of Australias highest prole young people have jumped on board to support NYW 08 including champion swimmer Stephanie Rice, who wants to encourage young people to get involved in events and activities in their local area. There are thousands of activities happening right across the

My rst visit to the west was in 1963 when I worked as a 1st year jackaroo at Winton, then at Morella near Longreach for the Moloneys. At Dajarra I got work as a roo shooters offsider. Thats when I learnt to make bread in the camp oven and considered myself to be a real bushie. In 1964 I joined the army and narrowly escaped a posting to South Vietnam. I have mostly worked in the country since gaining my qualications as a nurse. I came to Blackall for a threemonth stint and now, ve years on, I could think of nowhere better to live. I love the Barcoo but the yellowbelly in the

Dawson are easier to catch. I am mostly involved with the Bowling Club where I am president/secretary and proud of the achievements that we have accomplished in the past few years. My desire to become a councillor is inspired by the kindness and friendship shown to me by the people of Blackall. I feel as a councillor I can give back to the community and contribute my time and energy to the wellbeing of the shire. I have a special interest in the environment and the creation of a Wetlands area for tourism and the creation of industry for the employment of the youth of the shire.

Robbie Doyle

Roger Ellison

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Born in Longreach, the majority of my schooling was done in the central west before venturing into the workforce as a jackaroo, later as contract musterer employing a team of men. I married Blackall resident Gayle Schluter in 1977. In 1986 we bought the local dairy and provided fresh milk to the community until 1996 when the dairy industry was deregulated. We continue to supply pasteurised milk to this present day. To expand our business we went into partnership, buying Tambo News and Gear in 1997 and continued until March 2007. Being mainly involved within rural, dairying and small business enterprises has given me greater knowledge and understanding of supporting new and

existing businesses. As a member of the community I have been heavily involved with local sporting organisations such as junior/ senior rugby league, Blackall Campdraft (president four years), Sport and Recreation Association (treasurer two years). As this is my rst time running as a candidate I am keen to express my ideas, maintain a positive outlook, develop industrial opportunities, support new and existing businesses, overall enhancing pride in our communities. With this positive outlook it will benet population growth, attract tradespeople, increase school enrolments, employment for future generations, and sporting opportunities.

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Division One
Dr Viney Joshi
I moved to Blackall with my wife and two children about nine and a half years ago. Since then I have been practising from my surgery based in Blackall and servicing Tambo and Isisford. I am running for council because I feel very strongly for this town and I feel that we need to lobby the state and federal government to improve services in town through various grants and monies to be able to make Blackall an oasis in the west. Blackall is strategically placed in the west and can and should be developed as a hub for various services. My feelings are that we can help Blackall grow into a town that doesnt see our younger generation leaving to go and nd work elsewhere. By providing more facilities in the town this will hopefully create more jobs and encourage more of the younger generation to stay in Blackall, and help them and the town to grow.

Tina Holden

Division Four
Hello Blackall-Tambo residents. As you know, Ive been on council for a couple of terms now. So I thought since we are going into a new era I would throw my hat in the ring again. It is going to be a very new and exciting time for all of us. Most people know I have lived in Blackall all my life and now my daughter has invested in our town, Im proud to say. I am the manager of two hotels in Blackall as well as being a fair dart player, lawn bowler and all round nice person. At the moment I have a health hiccup but I think I can overcome that, so I am looking forward to doing my very best for all of us in the four years to come.

I was born in Yeppoon and along with my parents, older brother and sister, we moved to Blackall when I was six months old. I grew up on the outskirts of Blackall as a dairymans son. I was educated locally at the Blackall State School. In my nal year I was a school prefect and captain. Throughout my later school years I worked at the Blackall Cordial Works and Ghorayebs (now Seymours). In 1976 I started my apprenticeship with Blackers Bakery then in 1987 I became a partner. Now along with my wife Janelle, my three children and employees, I own and run Schluters Bakery.

I have been involved in many local groups and sporting bodies, the longest being the Blackall Golf Club. I believe that these groups play a big part of our community. I have had four years experience as a Blackall councillor. So I have practical working knowledge of local government to offer my electorate. My priorities have always been local jobs, road services and infrastructure. I hope I can continue to service the Blackall community as a councillor in the near future. And yes I am as approachable and down to earth as they get!

Grahame Schluter

Ive been proud to call Blackall home all my life, growing up on a local property and raising our children here after obtaining a university degree. My husband and I are positive about Blackalls future prospects and have added to these with our introduction of South African Meat Merinos to our grazing operation. Over the years I have been involved in many local organisations, from swim club to the historical society to the Heartland Festival, to help the district grow and prosper. Future councillors will need a broad understanding of a wide range of issues,

now that numbers have been reduced drastically. Being a journalist and helping to produce the Barcoo Independent has given me a good understanding of the needs of all residents, and many contacts that I can draw upon. I have served one term as a councillor which has given me the knowledge needed to help manage the newly amalgamated shire and position it to make the most of the changes ahead. I can offer my energy and dedication, and I think I am a strategic thinker and willing to look outside the square for opportunities that will build a strong cohesive community.

Sally Cripps

Megan Prow

Blackall is a diverse community and as such its local council should reect this diversity. I can be a voice for our youth; however, I am able to understand the needs of a cross section of Blackall. I am from a local family and have grown up on properties whilst being educated through distance education and local schooling, giving me an insight into the needs of rural and town people. After completing year 12 I chose to complete tertiary studies via distance education and continue to live and work in Blackall. My anc, Matthew and I love living in

Blackall and want to see it thrive. I am prepared to give of myself to the best of my abilities to ensure Blackall is able to avail itself of every opportunity. I am fortunate to have a very supportive work place that has agreed to accommodate the requirements of ofce that a local councillor demands. In this time of change, you the voter, have the opportunity to invigorate your local council. I believe I can provide Blackall with the option of electing me, a young, enthusiastic and well-educated person to represent our community.

Walking by

I am married with two children in their early twenties. Having lived most of my life on the family property of Woodbine, only 10km from Blackall, I have been able to work for and be associated with a number of businesses in Blackall as well as run the family rural business. The workload for the new councillors in the new amalgamated shire is going to be quite considerable. I am in the position to be able to devote a large amount of time to successfully do my job as your councillor. Having already served one term on the council I am familiar with how

the council functions and feel I can contribute greatly to the process of unifying the Blackall and Tambo shires into a very successful and vibrant new shire. Our shire is experiencing very positive optimism at the moment with high demand for houses and land within the shire and my goal will be to keep this momentum going by supporting positive initiatives so that the shire continues to grow and prosper. My background in business and a university degree in accounting will be valuable in assessing policies that will achieve this goal.

Peter Evans

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