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Surprising games and lucky ties


Last Saturday saw Blackall golfers wrap up the Ashes trophy with a very convincing victory over Tambo by 66 points. Tambo golfers failed to handle the heat at the Blackall golf course. Ladies winners on the day were Wilma Pitt and Ashlee Fry with 44 points. The winners of the mens competition were Peter Fry and Shane The Pooch Allen with 42 points. Visitor winners were Bill Rodgers and George The Legend Foote. Shane Allen produced a great shot to win the money on the 7th hole.

Blackall wraps up Ashes trophy

Only two games were played at the Blackall Bowls club last Sunday due to several players being unavailable. In handicap singles, Gary Whitfield was much too experienced for learner Jenny Turner, winning 31-12. In the game of A singles, learners Wayne Richardson and Woody surprised with a top game. Woody got away with a lead of 6-0 after 3 ends. Wayne won the next 7 ends to lead 11-7. He raced away to lead 28-15 before Woody won 6 ends in a row to bring the scores closer at 28-24. Wayne then picked up a 3 to win 31-24. In a social game, Rob Doyle and Don Daly were lucky to tie with Greg MacNamara and Dally Holden at 5-5. At the bowls club next week, in A singles, J. Carter v T. Hayward spotter J. Blucher, R. Blucher v W. Richardson spotter L. Kelly. In B singles, D. Carter v J. Bowyer spotter D. Daly. In handicap singles, D. Holden v M. Chapman spotter R. Doyle. Sets of nine ends will see C. Whitfield v M. McKellar spotter C. MacNamara. Games will begin at 8.30 am.

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Sunday again saw golfers battling the heat for the first round of match play. Winners were C. Williams, A. Fry, M. Hauff, R. Bellert, L. MacNamara, and Peter Fry, W. Pitt, J. Walker, L. Pitt and Pauline Fry. In the 18-hole stableford, Christine Williams, on 42 points, had a great day taking the win from runner-up Peter Fry. Peters round produced every golfers dream with a hole-inone on par 3, the 17th hole. Peter will receive $100 for his effort. Thanks to sponsors Les and Christine Williams of the Coolibah Motel. The winner of the microwave raffle was Brendan Schluter. The Blackall Golf club would like to thank Ken Browning for his donation of the microwave in memory of his father and life-member of the golf club, Buster Browning. Sunday, March 8 is Sharkys monthly medal. Hit off is at 12.30 pm.

Peter aces the 17th

Selectors delighted with Q150 performers

On Monday, March 2, the Blackall Cultural Centre was host to the Q150 Shed entertainment auditions where selectors from Brisbane were viewing potential performers for the Shed entertainment in November in Blackall. The auditioning group consisted of the CEO for Major Brisbane Festivals and artistic director for Q150 Lyndon Terracini, Q150 director Graeme Potter, the technical manager for Major Brisbane Festivals Jono Perry and the Q150 Shed entertainment project manager Natasha Hardy. The Q150 Shed event is a major part of the States 150th anniversary celebrations. While some towns in the Central West, including Longreach, Barcaldine and Charleville, will be visited by the Q150 train, a small number of towns have been selected as venues to host the Q150 Shed event. The Shed entertainment venue has been modelled as a replica of the Isis Downs woolshed, the largest in the southern hemisphere. The replicated shed will be transported by road train to each of the selected towns, and is due to arrive in Blackall in November. The Q150 Shed will hold around 300 people, while many more will be able to watch and enjoy the performances from around the exterior. Blackall was first on the agenda for the auditioning group, before they moved on to Augathella, Cherboug, Warwick, Gold Coast and Brisbane. Seven acts from Blackall auditioned for two hours on Monday, and were appraised by the panel and also given individual

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feedback and suggestions. Lyndon was impressed by the variety of talent that performed on Monday. Solo singer Alison Mobbs was the first to take to the stage, performing two songs for the panel. The band Undecided, with drummer Dylan Dolinski and guitarists Justin Johnstone and Ronan Robinson, rocked the hall next. Having playing together for under a week at the time of the audition, and with Ronan joining the band and learning the songs just days earlier, Lyndon was impressed by the young talent. Alison Mobbs and Fiona Sterling took to the stage in a light and entertaining duet, singing and dancing about the celebration of Queenslands 150th birthday and its importance to Blackall. Damien Dolinski auditioned with his guitar that he has been playing for around 6 years. Damien, Dylan and their sister Naomi Dolinski make up the band Xstatics. They have played at many events, including the recent Meet and Greet function in Longreach and many campdrafts and rodeos in the region. Despite playing the drums for only 6 months, Dylan had artistic director Lyndon tapping along to his energetic solo drum set. It was his first ever public appearance according to Dylan, unless you count mum and dad as an audience, and he performed well. The panel were impressed by the depth of the poem Success written and performed by year 10 continued on page 5

Q150 artistic director Lyndon Terracini shows off the Shed model

Kyle awarded university scholarship - page 3 Clean-Up Australia Day - page 8

Blackall Police and Council were both disappointed to discover on Saturday, February 21, vandalism committed at the Blackall skate park. Over the past few months, incidents like this have been regularly occurring at the skate park. Sport, Recreation and Youth Officer for the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council Lisa Goodman, said it is disappointing to see these regular incidents occurring, especially to infrastructure which is in the process of being developed by Council. Council aims to provide quality infrastructure to the community and will, where possible, renew and upgrade facilities. However, vandalism and misconduct to continued on page 4

Disappointment at Blackall vandalism

At the works and finance meeting held in Tambo on Wednesday, February 25, council was able to present retiring water and sewerage officer Lawrie Doonar with a gift in appreciation of the 18 years service given to the former Blackall Shire Council and to the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council. Lawrie indicated that he wished to be able to do some serious surfing before undertaking any further employment. Blackall-Tambo Regional councilors wished Lawrie well for the future. The corporate planning process continues with further council discussions and community information sessions planned for Thursday and Friday in Tambo and Blackall respectively. Your input is very important to the ultimate document which will take us all into the future. I hope to see you at the information sessions which have been arranged for 3pm and 6pm in Tambo at the Shire Hall on Thursday, March 5. The Blackall Cultural Centre supper room will have sessions at 1pm, 3pm and 6pm. Alarming increases in costs to Councils have been imposed over the past few months with state government financial audit fees increasing from a total of $54,000 for both previous shires to $139,000 for the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council. The escalation of the fees levied by APRIL the Environmental Protection Agency has absolutely no relation to the 3 St Josephs Easter Fete previous amounts charged. $4.000 now becomes $17,000 which is a 3-5 Blackall campdraft 4 fold increase. All Central Western councils are faced with similar 4 Tambo stock show financial dilemmas, which will have a detrimental effect on their 14-17State showjumping/equitation budget outcomes for the year. I am trying to find the cost saving in titles these charges and pray there are no more departments out there with 17-19 Tambo campdraft accounts such as these in the mail. Council has written to government 18 Tambo race meeting to express their concern at these unreasonable charges and will put 25 ANZAC day a resolution to all councils attending the Western Queensland local government association meeting scheduled for April 2/3, for discussion MAY and action. 2 Woolscour Bush Dinner The ecumenical pancake evening held at the Anglican Church was very 3 Blackall Show pleasant for all attending. The pancakes, both savory and sweet, were 4 Labour Day delicious, with compliments to the cooks! The pancake tossing was 6 Woolscour Tour and Dinner something to behold and the service held afterwards was uplifting. 10 Womens Health Seminar I was able to attend the Beef Up forum held at the Blackall Cultural 17 Golf Clubhouse opening Centre for a short while. The segment which I attended on new cuts 22 Heartland Festival begins for rump steak and oyster blade was very interesting indeed. The 23-24 Tambo Polocross producers attending for the entire program were impressed with the 30 Matilda Highway race meeting depth of industry material presented and enjoyed the social barbeque at JUNE the close of the day. 6-8 Shockwave Youth Festival I was also able to attend the Q150 8 Heartland Festival ends auditions at the Blackall Cultural Mr & Mrs Dougal Atkinson 13 Tambo race meeting Centre on Monday morning; the Mr & Mrs David Hardie 27-28 Streetwise Skating Clinic talented local performers will certainly Mr & Mrs Ted Scholes add their unique western flavour to JULY the program for the three nights that Mr & Mrs Jack Banks the Q150 Shed will be in Blackall Mr & Mrs Steve Picone 4 Blackall race meeting on November 18/19/20. The Shed Mr & Mrs Peter Molle 4-5 Ladies Sandgreen is reminiscent of the Isis Downs Mrs Heather Wehl Championships 26 Qld Music Festival performance shearing shed. With professional acts as well as our own local performers Natalie Billing & Matt we will certainly have a memorable Middleton SEPTEMBER th celebration for the 150th year of the Wood family 5 80 Anglican Flower Show state of Queensland. Barcoo Amateur Race Club Hot off the press: the BlackallOCTOBER Tambo Regional Council has received Blackall Rural Traders 5-14 Q150 Document Exhibition funding from the state government to Butler Grazing P/L 17 Blackall race meeting create a sport and recreation plan for Melrose SAMMs our region. This will enable council to Reliance Petroleum NOVEMBER look to the future for the lifestyle and 3 Melbourne Cup Day fitness benefit of the residents in our Seymours Department Store 11 Rememberance Day communities in this most important St Josephs School P&F 18-20 Q150 shed entertainment component of our lives. 28 St Patricks Christmas Fete Thornleigh Grazing Co


MARCH 6 World Day of Prayer 7 Blackall race meeting 8 CW swimming carnival 8 Junior league footy sign on 10 International Womens Day breakfast, Blackall 11 State School P&C AGM 12-14 Worlds Greatest Shave 13 Choice Comedy Performance 13 Barcoo Retirement Village AGM 14 Tennis Club AGM 14 State School P&C Trivia night 14-15 Ken May horse school 20 Blue Light Disco 21 Seven-a-side cricket competition 22 The Magic Flut performance 27 Blackall Show Wether Trial Shearing 28 Blue Light Sportsmans Dinner


4:30 G.P. 5:30 Spicks and Specks 6:00 Childrens Programs 11:00 Battle of the Brains 11:30 Walking with Cavemen 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Talking Heads 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Childrens Programs 6:00 The Queens Cavalry: Cavalry Black 6:30 The Cook and the Chef 7:00 News 7:30 7.30 Report 8:00 The New Inventors 8:30 Spicks and Specks 9:00 Chandon Pictures 9:35 Ruddy Hell! Its Harry and Paul 10:05 At the Movies 10:35 Lateline 11:10 Lateline Business 11:35 Midsomer Murders 1:10 Parliament Question Time: The Senate 2:10 Movie: Boy Slaves (PG) 3:25 National Press Club Address

Barcoo Independent TV Guide March 8 - 14 ABC SEVEN Imparja SBS

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Larry the Lawnmower 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Tick Tock (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 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home and Away 7:30 Australias Got Talent 8:30 Criminal Minds 9:30 Gangs of Oz 10:30 Lost 11:30 Disorderly Conduct Caught on Tape 12:30 Room for Improvement 1:00 Infomercial 4:00 NBC Today 5:30 News 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 9.30 Larry the Lawnmower 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Get Over It (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 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home and Away 7:30 Ghost Whisperer 8:30 Greys Anatomy 9:30 Private Practice 10:30 Scrubs 11:30 Beauty and the Geek 12:30 Sons and Daughters 1:00 Infomercial 4:00 NBC Today 5:30 News 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Larry the Lawnmower 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Perilous (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 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home and Away 7:30 Better Homes and Gardens 8:30 2009 NAB Cup Grand Final 11:30 Scrubs 12:00 Movie: Submerged 1:50 Special: The Young Adventurers 3:00 Infomercial 4:00 NBC Today 6:00 Childrens Programs 9:00 Movie: Right on Track (G) 11:00 Childrens Programs 12:00 Eclipse 1:00 V8 Xtra 2:00 2009 WPS Bathurst 12 Hour 5:00 Creek to Coast 5:30 Queensland Weekender 6:00 News 6:30 In the Bush with Malcolm Douglas 7:30 Kath and Kim 8:00 The Vicar of Dibley 8:40 Movie: Under the Tuscan Sun (M) 11:00 Movie: Planet of the Apes 1:30 Special: The Young Adventurers 2:30 Auction Squad 3:30 It Is Written 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 Dateline NBC 5:30 Today 9:00 Mornings with Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 11:30 Home Shopping 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 The View 2:00 Days of our Lives 3:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 The Shak 4:30 News 5:00 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 News 7:00 Two and a Half Men 7:30 The Farmer Wants a Wife 8:30 The Mentalist 9:30 Cold Case 10:30 Cold Case 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Home Shopping 1:00 The Baron

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4:30 G.P. 5:30 Spicks and Specks 6:00 Childrens Programs 11:00 The War 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Murder or Mutiny 1:30 Collectors 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Childrens Programs 6:10 Grand Designs: Lambourn 7:00 News 7:30 7.30 Report 8:00 Catalyst 8:30 Bringing Up Baby 9:30 Q&A 10:25 Lateline 11:00 Lateline Business 11:30 Status Quo: The Party Aint Over Yet 12:25 Wildside 1:15 Parliament Question Time 2:15 Movie: Primrose Path (PG) 3:55 The Glass House 4:30 G.P. 5:30 Spicks and Specks 6:00 Childrens Programs 11:00 Perfect Disasters 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 I Can Jump Puddles 1:30 Spicks and Specks 2:00 Monarch of the Glen 3:00 Childrens Programs 6:00 Message Stick: Shellie Morris in Concert 6:30 Can We Help? 7:00 News 7:30 Stateline 8:00 Collectors 8:30 Trial & Retribution: Mirror Image Part 2 9:40 Dalziel and Pascoe: Glory Days Part 2 10:35 Lateline 11:10 Triple J tv with the Doctor 11:40 Good Game 12:10 Rage 5:00 Rage 10:00 Rage: Guest programmer: Bill Callahan 11:00 Executive Stress 11:30 The Cook and the Chef 12:00 Stateline 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 Bowls: Australian Open 2009: Highlights 3 2:00 Rugby League: 2009 4:00 Basketball WNBL 5:58 News up-date 6:00 Totally Frank 6.25 Minuscule: Shell Less 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 News 7:30 New Tricks: Bank Robbery 8:28 News 8:30 The Bill 10:05 News 10:10 The Long Firm: Jimmys Story 11:00 Rage

5:30 Today 9:00 Mornings with Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 11:30 Home Shopping 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 The View 2:00 Days of our Lives 3:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 The Shak 4:30 News 5:00 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 News 7:00 Two and a Half Men 7:30 Getaway 8:30 Adults Only 20 to 1 9:30 The Footy Show 11:00 The Footy Show Late 1:00 Home Shopping 1:30 Seinfeld: Highlights of 100 2:00 Home Shopping 5:30 Today 9:00 Mornings with Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 11:30 Home Shopping 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 The View 2:00 Days of our Lives 3:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 The Shak 4:30 News 5:00 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 News 7:00 Two and a Half Men 7:30 Friday Night Football: Broncos v Cowboys 9:30 Friday Night Football: Storm v Dragons 11:30 Movie: Last Action Hero (M) 2:00 Home Shopping 5:30 Christian City TV 6:00 Childrens Programs 12:00 Home Shopping 1:00 Rain 1:30 Fresh 2:00 Movie: Blood Alley (PG) 4:30 Australias Greatest Athlete 5:30 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 News 6:30 Australias Funniest Home Videos 7:30 Movie: Runaway Vacation (PG) 9:30 Movie: The Big White (M) 11:40 Movie: The Wicker Man (M) 1:40 Home Shopping

5:30 International News 12:55 Market update 1:00 International News 3:30 Football Stars of Tomorrow 4:00 The Journal 4:30 Newshour with Jim Lehrer 5:30 Corner Gas: Lost and Found 5:55 Market update 6:00 Global Village: Tassili, the Mountains of the Tuaregs 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Feast India 8:00 Tales from the Palaces: Future of the Past 8:30 Tribe: Akie, Tanzania 9:30 World News Australia 9:55 Market update 10:00 Movie: Teesh and Trude (MA) 11:35 Movie: All the Invisible Children (M) 1:50 Weatherwatch Overnight 5:30 UEFA Champions League 9:00 International News 12:55 Market update 1:00 International News 2:30 Dateline 3:30 Alain Ducasse: The Chefs Farewell 4:00 The Journal 4:30 Newshour with Jim Lehrer 5:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:55 Market update 6:00 Global Village: Veneto 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Inspector Rex: Hetzjagd 8:30 This is Civilisation: Ye Gods 9:30 World News Australia 9:55 Market update 10:00 UEFA Champions League Hour 11:00ueer As Folk 12:00 Movie: Zulu Love Letter (M) 1:50 Weatherwatch Overnight 5:20 International News 12:55 Market update 1:00 Food Lovers Guide to Australia 1:30 Insight 2:30 Ayens Cooking School for African Men 3:30 Living Black 4:00 The Journal 4:30 Newshour with Jim Lehrer 5:30 Inspiring Teachers: Nirupa 5:55 Market update 6:00 Global Village: The Green Ardeche 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 The Thirties in Colour: Adventures in the Americas 8:35 Churchills Bodyguard: Suicide Attack in Tehran 9:30 World News Australia 9:55 Market update 10:00 Naked on the Inside 11:00 Movie: The Bridesmaid (M) 12:55 Movie: Madame Sata (M) 2:45 Weatherwatch Overnight 5:20 International News 1:00 Il Viaggo A Reims 3:15 The Chopin Etudes 3:25 Art in the 21st Century: Paradox 4:30 Newshour with Jim Lehrer 5:30 The Children of the Moon 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Prototype This: Wearable Airbag 8:30 Iron Chef 9:20 RocKwiz: Eddi Reader & Liam Omaonlai 10:10 Movie: Suburban Mayhem (MA) 11:55 SOS: Frankie 12:50 Bro Town: Morning Side Story 1:15 Jammin in the Middle E 2:10 Weatherwatch Overnight

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5:00 Rage 6:30 Childrens Programs 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacific Focus 11:30 Songs of Praise: Harvest 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Message Stick: Shellie Morris in Concert 2:00 The War of the World 3:00 Art of Spain: The Dark Heart 3:50 Stone Upon Stone Upon Stone: The Minister in Strasbourg 4:00 IOU: Lloyd Rees 4:30 First Tuesday Book Club with Jennifer Byrne 5:00 Sunday Arts 6:00 At the Movies 6:30 The Einstein Factor 7:00 News 7:30 Wild Caribbean: Secret Shores 8:25 News up-date 8:30 Lost in Austen 10:05 Compass: Bridge Over the Wadi 11:00 Howard Fast, Histoire Dun Rouge 11:55 Movie: Sister Kenny (G) 1:55 Movie: Friends and Lovers 3:00 Movie: Storm Over Wyoming (PG) 3:55 Eagles and Evans 4:30 G.P. 5:30 Spicks and Specks 6:00 Childrens Programs 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Poirot 1:30 The Cook and the Chef 2:00 Parkinson 3:00 Childrens Programs 6:00 Landline Extra 6:30 Talking Heads: Harry Messel 7:00 News 7:30 7.30 Report 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 The Cut: Picking the Seam 10:35 Lateline 11:10 Lateline Business 11:35 The Rise and Fall of the Russian Oligrachs 12:25 MDA: The Hippocratic Oath 1:20 Movie: Affair with a Stranger (G) 3:25 Bowls: Australian Open 2009 Highlights 2 4:30 G.P. 5:30 Spicks and Specks 6.00 Childrens Programs 11:00 Parkinson 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Einstein Factor 1:00 The New Inventors 1:30 Catalyst 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Childrens Programs 6:05 Time Team: Barra 7:00 News 7:30 7.30 Report 8:00 Lead Balloon: Fatty 8:30 Doctor Who: The Age of Steel (Rpt) 9:15 Doctor Who: Confidential Cutdown: From Hero to Zero 9:30 Foreign Correspondent 10:05 Jennifer Byrne Presents Hoaxes 10:35 Lateline 11:10 Lateline Business 11:35 Four Corners 12:25 Media Watch 12:40 Changi: Pacifying the Angels 1:40 Parliament Question Time 2:40 Psychic Investigators: Margie Calciano 3:25 Triple J tv with the Doctor

Barcoo Independent TV Guide March 8 - 14 ABC SEVEN Imparja SBS

6:00 Childrens Programs 7:00 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 Movie: Fun in Acapulco (G) 12:00 V8 Xtra 1:00 Special: Avalon Air Show 1:30 Movie: Support Your Local Gunfighter (PG) 3:30 Fawlty Towers 5:00 Mercurios Menu 5:30 Great South East 6:00 News 6:30 Sunday Night 7:30 Border Security 8:00 Triple Zero Heroes 8:30 City Homicide 9:30 Bones 10:30 Infamous Assassinations: Princess Anne 11:00 24 12:00 Movie: Ghost in the Machine (M) 2:00 Hot Auctions 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Meet the Press 4:30 NBC Today 5:30 News 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Larry the Lawnmower 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Night of the Wolf (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 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home and Away 7:30 How I Met Your Mother 8:30 Desperate Housewives 9:30 Brothers and Sister 10:30 Boston Legal 11:30 30 Rock: Gavin Volure 12:00 Medical Incredible 1:00 Infomercial 4:00 NBC Today 5:30 News 6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Larry the Lawnmower 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: On The Borderline (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 News 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home and Away 7:30 RSPCA Animal Rescue 8:00 Find My Family 8:30 Packed to the Rafters 9:30 All Saints 10:30 Eli Stone 11:30 Carpoolers 12:00 Special: The Charm of Britain 1:00 Infomercial 4:00 NBC Today 5:30 News G 5:30 Best of Rise and Shine 6:00 Go, Diego, Go 6:30 Dora the Explorer 7:00 Today on Sunday 10:00 George Lopez 10:30 Ocean Thunder 11:30 Speed Machine 12:00 Speed Machine 12:30 Jack of All Trades 1:00 WWE Afterburn 2:00 Super League 3:30 The Gurus Explore Ireland 4:00 A Century of Rugby League 5:00 David Attenboroughs A Spy in the Woods 6:00 News 6:30 Domestic Blitz 7:30 60 Minutes 8:30 CSI 9:30 CSI: Miami 10:30 Without A Trace 11:30 Body of Evidence 12:00 Super League 2:00 Home Shopping

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6:25 International News 10:00 Mythbusters: Diet Coke and Mentos 11:00 From Here to Ithaca 12:00 Cycling: 2009 Tour of California 1:00 Speedweek 2:00 FIA World Rally Championship 3:00 Football Asia 3:30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 4:00 Les Murrays Football Feature: Coppa Italia 2009 5:00 The World Game 6:00 Thalassa: Giant Squid 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 The Rise of Man 8:30 Dateline 9:30 Movie: Fateless (M) 11:55 Flying: Confessions of a Free Women 2:05 Speaking in Tongues 2:35 Weatherwatch Overnight 5:20 International News 12:55 Market update 1:00 Food Lovers Guide to Australia 1:30 Living with Corruption 2:30 Dateline 3:30 Insight: Losing Confidence 4:30 The Journal 5:00 The Crew 5:30 Corner Gas: Smell of Freedom 5:55 Market update 6:00 Living Black 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Top Gear 8:30 South Park 9:00 South Park 9:30 World News Australia 9:55 Market update 10:00 The Mighty Boosh: Fountain of Youth 10:35 Skins: Sid 11:30 Movie: Silmido (MA) 1:55 Afghan Muscles 3:00 Weatherwatch Overnight 5:20 International News 12:55 Market update 1:00 The Storm Rages Twice 2:00 Don Matteo: Confidential Investigation 3:00 Here Comes the Neighbourhood 3:30 Living Black 4:00 The Journal 4:30 Newshour with Jim Lehrer 5:30 Corner Gas: Whataphobia 5:55 Market update 6:00 Global Village 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Insight: Birth 8:30 Cutting Edge: Captive in Gaza 9:30 World News Australia 9:55 Market update 10:00 Hot Docs: Black Nation 11:40 Flying: Confessions of a Free Women 1:50 The Gunther von Hagens Body Appeal 2:30 Weatherwatch Overnight

5:30 Today 9:00 Mornings with Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 11:30 Home Shopping 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 The View 2:00 Days of Our Lives 3:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Lab Rats Challenge 4:30 News 5:00 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 News 7:00 Two and a Half Men 7:30 Two and a Half Men 8:00 Customs 8:30 Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities 9:30 Crime Investigation Australia 10:40 True CSI: Cold Blood 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Home Shopping 1:00 Australias Greatest Athlete 5:30 Today 9:00 Mornings with Kerri-Anne 11:00 News 11:30 Home Shopping 12:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 The View 2:00 Days of our Lives 3:00 Home Shopping 3:30 Hi-5 4:00 Lab Rats Challenge 4:30 News 5:00 Antiques Roadshow 6:00 News 7:00 Two and a Half Men 7:30 Wipeout Australia 8:30 Two and a Half Men 9:00 Two and a Half Men 9:30 Aussie Ladette to Lady 10:30 Secret Diary of a Call Girl (MA) 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Home Shopping 1:00 The Dead Zone General Classification PG

The Central West Youth Network was hosted by the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council Community Services on Thursday, February 26 at the Blackall Cultural Centre. Service providers, youth workers and representatives attended from Blackall, Tambo, Longreach and Barcaldine. School captains of Blackall State School, Shagun Gandhi and Harley Kowald-Dawson spoke of some of the issues that the Blackall youth are facing. Other than sport and part-time jobs after school, there was disappointed expressed at the lack of organised activities for young people. They emphasised the need to have their own youth space; somewhere to go on Friday and Saturday nights. In the past in Blackall, young people have met behind the Blackall Memorial Hall with a supervisor over 18 years of age. The hall has since been refurbished and used for other services. Possible meeting places were discussed but considered less than ideal. Service providers who attended the meeting said that they would continue to look for a possible space for young people. The young people of Blackall were also very keen to see the cinema operating again. There was lengthy discussion of the possibility of students using the facilities at the cinema to undertake Certificate 2 and Certificate 3 in Media and Hospitality if it was operational. It was concluded that the building owner would have to be approached to discuss the possibility of reopening the cinema.

Kyle awarded university foundation scholarship

Kyle Richardson has been scholarship would benefit Kyle awarded a scholarship from the and enhance his opportunities George Alexander Foundation. at university, including what The foundation was established contributions he envisaged he in 1972 and provides grants would be able to make to the to students who demonstrate college and wider university academic merit and the capacity communities. Kyle was very excited to receive to achieve their full potential while the scholarship. He was informed studying at Griffith University. Kyle finished at Blackall State and presented with the certificate School last year with an OP 5. He at the Gold Coast Convention and has taken up a full-time position Exhibition Centre at Broadbeach studying a Bachelor of Exercise on Wednesday, February 25. Science (pre-Physiotherapy) at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. When he completes his studying, he hopes to combine his degree with his love of sport and work with elite athletes. Each scholarship is valued at $22,500 so Kyle will receive $7,500 each year for three years while at university. The grant will assist with his costs associated with accommodation fees. The application process for the grant involved writing a 500-word statement addressing how the Scholarship recepient Kyle Richardson

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Mozart coming to Blackall through Co-Opera

Co-Opera are an Adelaide-based company who perform well known, popular operas in a refreshing style for rural audiences in Australia. They are Australias longestserving professional touring opera company. With a 15-year history of performing in regional and urban Australia, Co-Operas 2009 touring season has commenced with a tour of Mozart's The Magic Flute in 28 towns across Queensland, Victoria and NSW. Co-Opera are looking forward to presenting The Magic Flute in

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

Parental Guidance Recommended

The Annual General Meeting for the Barcoo Retirement Village Committee will be held on Friday March 13 at 3pm at the Blackall Memorial and Sports Club.
All interested persons are welcome to attend.

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Blackall at the Cultural Centre on Sunday, March 22 at 7.00pm. It is set in a 60s restaurant in which Sarastro is the Maitre dHotel, Monastatos, a sleazy, greasy, salacious kitchen chef and the Three Ladies, waitresses who slip into a routine borrowed from Diana Ross and the Supremes! Approximately 80 percent of Co-Operas performances are delivered to regional and remote communities which is, according to Co-Opera, what they enjoy doing most.


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

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Skate park vandalism, continued from page 1 disappointing

Council infrastructure is not acceptable. Someone had smashed the newly installed flood light mounted over the ramps only days after it was erected. The Blackall Police have also noted that vandalism is being committed against the footings that support the roof posts. These ongoing costs associated with repairing damage are repaired at ratepayers costs and I am sure the ratepayers of Blackall will not be happy to fix the costs of continued vandalism, said Lisa. Police believe that skate park users would know who has damaged the light and are most likely as annoyed at this as other community members. Police and Council request that any person with information regarding the damage telephone the Police station on 4657 4200. Police patrols of this location will continue with a view to ensuring that the public spaces in Blackall remain safe and enjoyable for all members of the community. Above: Blackall-Tambo mayor Jan Ross farewells departing employee Lawrie Doonar Photo courtesy of Inge Gajczak

The Central Queensland Beef Cattle Show and Sale.

Blackall Saleyards Thursday, 30 April 2009 Commencing at 9.00am

Landmark Blackall presents

Hinzys Handy Help for a Cause
Class Killable Classes

(Nominations open to grass-fed cattle only)


ST (Tom) Orchard Memorial Trophy Runner Up Trophy


Winners Prize
5 nights accommodation for 4 people at Newport Apartments Mooloolaba 7 nights accommodation for 2 people at the Colonial of Norfolk, Norfolk Island

Hinzy and Mardi Noonan managed to mow eleven lawns in just one and a half days last week to raise money for the Victorian bush fire appeal. They collected a total of $280. Hinzy gives Mardi the credit for the idea of giving Blackall the opportunity to mow and donate to the appeal at the same time. The idea came to me when I was mowing my own lawn, thinking about the loss of gardens in Victoria, as well as everything else, and what Hinzys Handy Help could do to help, she said. It is hard to imagine that for many families in Victoria the simple task of mowing a lawn will be something of a dream for quite a while. Unlike in Blackall where we are mowing once a week. Both Mardi and Hinzy are grateful to all of their regular customers and their new ones for supporting the cause.

1 2 3 4

400-540kg 0-4 th 400kg+ 0 - 8 th 400-540kg 0 - 4 th

Return ight for 2 people to Brisbane 2 night weekend getaway for 2 people at Gold Coast International Hotel, Surfers Paradise

Store/Feeder Classes

Winners Prize
2 night weekend getaway package at a quality Brisbane Hotel/Resort 4 nights accommodation for 2 people at the Metro Motel, Rockhampton 3 nights accommodation for 2 people at the Club Crocodile Airlie Beach 2 nights accommodation for 2 people in a spa room, inc continental breakfast, at the Cattle City Motor Inn Rockhampton

Runner Up Trophy

5 6 7 8

Blackall-Tambo Regional Council - Blackall Branch

Best Pen Red Steers $3000 Bull Credit - Billabong Droughtmaster Stud

Conditions apply to prize winners Landmark Fat/Store Sale 9am Minimum lot size, 10+ head $10 per lot Entry Fee Where applicable cattle to be mouthed by Vendor Judges decision is nal and no correspondence will be entered into

A good effort by Hinzy to mow for a cause Across: 7 Geneva, 8 Couple, 9 Lube, 10 Tuppence, 11 Stature, 13 Gnarl, 15 Bight, 16 Stomach, 18 Entangle, 19 Rack, 21 Albeit, 22 Served. Down: 1 Beau, 2 Seventh heaven, 3 Mastery, 4 Scope, 5 Supernumerary, 6 Electric, 12 Triangle, 14 Atheism, 17 Agate, 20 Chef.

Best Pen Santa Gertrudis or Santa x Steers $150 Gift Voucher - Santa Gertrudis Breeders Assn Best Pen Santa Gertrudis or Santa X Females $1000 Bull Credit - Barcoo Santa Breeders Group Inc

at Blackall Cultural Centre

Solutions from pg 7

3 6 9 5 2 4 7 1 8

5 1 4 8 7 6 3 9 2

7 8 2 3 1 9 5 6 4

2 9 7 4 8 3 1 5 6

1 5 3 2 6 7 4 8 9

6 4 8 1 9 5 2 3 7

8 2 6 7 5 1 9 4 3

4 7 5 9 3 8 6 2 1

9 3 1 6 4 2 8 7 5

Best Pen British or British X Cattle $1000 Bull Credit - Lambert Pastoral Co Volume Store Buyer of the Day $1000 Freight Rebate - Choyces Livestock Transport

For further information contact Landmark Blackall 07 4657 4299

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Q150 Blackall talent

continued from page 1 school student Stevie Harlow. The poem that she wrote last year is a reflection on her own life and beliefs about what success entails. In the last few years, Stevie has participated in two poetry workshops at the Blackall Heartland festival which inspired and involved her in writing poetry. She maintains regular email contact with Brisbane poet Graham Nunn, has attended a half day workshop at the Brisbane Writers Festival and has recently enrolled in a Diploma of Creative Writing at the The Q150 board were impressed with Stevies poem Success Justin Johnstone in Undecided Australian College QED. The Blackall community choir had a strong presence on stage. Led by Alison Mobbs, eight women from the newly formed choir sung two songs. Lyndon will return to Blackall later in the year to work with each of the performers to develop a piece for the event. He was pleased to see such a diverse range of specialities among a diverse group of performers. Weve seen a lot of special talent here and the interesting part is going to be creating a performance that will showcase Alison Mobbs was a tough act to and highlight every one of these, Lyndon follow with her opening song said. Damien Dolinski Ronan Robinson Blackall-Tambo mayor Jan Ross was also impressed by the performers who auditioned. I think the event will have a big impact on Blackall and the region and on the individual performers, she said. Q150 project manager Natasha Hardy said that the crew was looking forward to bringing the Shed entertainment tour to Blackall in November. We are really excited about completely Above: Dylan Dolinskis drum solo immersing ourselves in Blackall for around Right: Alison and Fiona 6 days, she said.

Artistic director Lyndon Terracini (right) with Q150 director, Graeme Potter

Advertising Rates 2009

1 /8 p a g e : $ 1 5 .0 0 1 /6 p a g e : $ 2 5 .0 0 1 /4 p a g e : $ 3 1 .5 0 1 /3 p a g e : $ 4 3 .5 0
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The newly formed Blackall community choir


1 /2 p a g e : $ 6 2 .5 0 F u ll p a g e /In se rt: $ 1 2 5

P lease send your contributions to: P ost or or call in person to :

barcooindependent@gmail.com Blackall Visitor Information Centre, 108a Shamrock St, Blackall Phone/fax: 4657 6966

Classied $5 for 3 lines plus $1.25 per extra line

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Year 2/3 are learning about Australia. Miss Hansen has been reading a book called Are we there yet? by Alison Lester. Each state has an animal, plant and bird emblem. Queenslands bird emblem is the Brolga, the animal is the Koala, and flower is the Cooktown Orchid. They have studied lots of different tourist attractions and some have even visited the places. Year 2/3 are slowing building up a wall with postcards, photos, maps and souvenirs from around Australia. They have drawn platypuses, crocodiles, kangaroos and dingoes. Their classroom is being decorated and the class thinks it looks good! They have also been looking at Australian landmarks and what makes them special. From that, the class has started to design a landmark for Blackall. Sheep and cattle were some of the things that featured in the designs. In literacy, year 2/3 will be writing letters to children in London that Miss Hansen taught last year. They will also be looking at all the different ways to

St Josephs

School News

Coldroom ready for hire

communicate in writing, such as invitations, letters, emails, cards and notes. Shrove Tuesday was celebrated by cooking and eating pancakes. A big thank you to all the helpers! On Ash Wednesday, the prep, year 1 and year 6/7 classes helped to lead mass. The year 6/7 were particularly helpful in their leadership of the preps and year 1. The AGM of the P. & F. will be held on Tuesday, March 10 at 5.15pm. All are welcome to attend. St Josephs is looking for donations of chocolate Easter eggs for a raffle for the fete. These will be put in a basket to make one big raffle. Donations can be left at the office. They are also chasing tins with lids, wrapping paper and ribbons to make craft items for the stall. $250 has been raised so far by collecting 100 mobile phones, any size, age or condition. Friday, March 27 is a free dress day for the collection of bottles for the bottle stall.

This week the Blackall Multipurpose Sport and Recreation Association have officially launched a mobile coldroom that is available for hire by the public. The coldroom was bought in December last year but the final arrangements have been made to have the coldroom ready for use. Manager Lisa Goodman said she was pleased to finally get the number plates put on this week. The custom-made coldroom, which measures 2.4 x 1.8 x 2.1 metres, has been in the planning and making for two years. It was purchased primarily because many sporting clubs have expressed a need for the item. I expect that it will be used all the time, Lisa said. The coldroom was funded by the Multipurpose Sport and Recreation Association, along with the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council, and a grant from Jupiters casino.

Blackall-Tambo Regional Council invites residents to attend the public Corporate Planning Workshops to be held on the following dates:

Blackall Friday, 6 March, 2009

Blackall Cultural Centre Supper Room

The Blackall branch of the QCWA, in conjunction with councillors Sally Cripps and Jan Ross, invite you to join them at an

Unloading the coldroom in Blackall

Sessions: 1.00pm, 3.00pm, 6.00pm

International Womens Day breakfast March 10

National Bistro on Shamrock Street, Blackall 7.30 9.00 am
Be inspired by guest speakers within our own community

Tambo Thursday, 5 March, 2009

Tambo Council Boardroom Sessions: 3.00pm, 6.00pm This is your chance to have a say in the future direction of Council.
Cr J C Ross Mayor K L Timms Chief Executive Officer

Menu pancakes, fruit platter, ham & cheese croissants, breakfast frittata, juice - $12
In Queensland the theme for the day is Our Women, Our State. International Womens Day is the global day connecting women around the world and inspiring them to achieve their full potential. IWD celebrates the collective power of women past, present and future. In 2009, Queensland celebrates its 150th birthday. This milestone provides an opportunity to celebrate 150 years of amazing women and reflect on the achievements of the many pioneering and inspirational women who have contributed to making Queensland the state we have become. Through reflection on the achievements and contributions of women to Queensland during the last 150 years, the theme aims to inspire all Queensland girls and women to consider how they can contribute to building tomorrows Queensland.

RSVP by March 3

Rebecca Parry 4657 6123

Anika Cameron 4657 6544


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Council are looking to appoint the services of an energetic and committed person to undertake the three (3) year lease with an option of an extra two (2) years of the Blackall Aquatic Centre. The Blackall Aquatic Centre consists of the following features 50 metre heated swimming pool Artesian Spa Pool Kiosk on site Change rooms, showers and toilet facilities Disabled lift Open air with shade Beach style tropical setting Applicants are required to possess or are prepared to obtain the following Pool Lifeguard Certificate or a Bronze Medallion; St. Johns First Aid Certificate or equivalent qualifications; Positive Notice Blue Card for Child Related Employment and; Current CPR Certificate. Written applications are to be submitted which includes details of qualifications, indicative remuneration package including GST for annual operation of the Aquatic Centre and details of any issues and breached restricting eligibility of public liability insurance. For more information about this rare opportunity, please obtain a copy of the lease and application package by contacting: Donna Richardson Administration Officer - Contracts On 07 4657 4222 or emailing reception@blackall.qld.gov.au Applications close, Monday 16 March 2009 by 4.45pm Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KL Timms Chief Executive Officer
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Gday all and welcome to Kids Corner. Last Sunday was Clean-up Australia Day and Blackall got into the spirit of the occasion as usual. With the help of numerous teachers, many children and their parents spent the morning getting their hands dirty. I think Blackall is a pretty clean town so you could imagine my surprise to find that the volunteers found enough rubbish to fill up a back of a ute. They ended the morning with a free sausage sizzle. Colossal effort! Eddie Thanks Harry Timms for this yummy COOKING CUISINE Easy Chocolate Cake * 1 pkt chocolate cake mix * 85g choc. pudding mix * 1 cup lemonade * 1/3 cup of oil * 2 eggs Place ingredients into a bowl and stir until combined. Pour into a greased microwavesafe container and microwave on High for 7-9 mins. Put on serving plate. Icing: * 200g chocolate * 1/4 cup of cream Place ingredients into microwave-safe jug, stir and microwave on High for 1-2 mins. Pour on cake and cool it all in the fridge before eating.

KIDS CORNER with Eddie Emu

COMEDY CAPERS "It's clear" said the teacher, "That you haven't studied your geography. What's your excuse?"

"Well, my dad says the world is changing every day. So I decided to wait until it settles down!

recipe. Keep an eye out for your Eddie Emu snack certificate kindly donated by Anika Cameron from the National Bistro

Teacher: What can you tell me about the Dead Sea? Pupil: Dead? I didn't even know he was sick ! Teacher: What are the small rivers that run into the Nile? Pupil: The juve-niles! Teacher: Why is the Mississippi such an unusual river? Pupil: Because it has four eyes and can't see! EDDIES JOKE OF THE WEEK Teacher: Where is the English Channel? Pupil: I don't know, my TV doesn't pick it up

Photo of the week: Ashley and Benji Smith with their friend Nathan Lloyd in the shearing shed at Lorne

Send your jokes, recipes, poems and photos to Eddie Emu at barcooindependent@gmail.com or 108a Shamrock St, Blackall 4472

Congratulations to Blackall State School for raising $850 for Black Saturday, for the victims of the Victorian bush fires
Solutions on page 4
Crossword and Sudoku submitted by Sue Frost

Puzzle Page
1 7 2 3

7 ______ convention (6) 8 Pair (6) 9 Apply a lubricant to (4) 10 Former UK coin (8) 11 Height (7) 13 Knot (5) 15 Great Australian _____ (5) 16 Put up with something
4 8 5 6

unpleasant (7) 18 Twist together (8) 19 Torture device (4) 21 Even though (6) 22 Did duty or held office (6)


1 Sweetheart (4) 2 I'm in _______ ______ (7,6) 3 Great skilfulness and knowledge (7) 4 Range (5) 5 More than is needed or desired (13) 6 Using or providing electricity (8)

12 Bermuda _______ (8) 14 Belief that there is no God (7) 17 Banded stone (5) 20 White hat wearer (4)

Sudoku: Hard


7 2 9 5

8 4 5 3 8 6 1 7 6 5 8


12 14


15 17






4 6 5 9 7 4 1




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Big effort made by all for Clean-Up Australia Day

Last Sunday, sixty-five eager volunteers turned up at Blackall State School to participate in Clean-Up Australia Day. Starting early to escape the heat, thirty-six students and twenty-nine adults took part. This was the highest number of participants for Blackall recorded in the last ten years, compared to fifty-five in 2008. Six groups were sent out to different areas, covering a radius of approximately five kilometers throughout the town and outer fringes of Blackall. Across Australia as a whole, over 630,000 volunteers took part in the 2009 Clean-Up Australia Day, donating a total of 1,377,664 hours of time which is equivalent to 157 years of cleaning up. Clean-Up Australia Day in Blackall, one of 7,000 sites across Australia, was coordinated by Blackall-Tambo Regional Community Services and managed by state school teacher Margaret Bailey. In total, seventy bags of rubbish were collected. One in five bags was surveyed for the Clean-Up Australia Day summary report. The surveyed bags weighed approximately half a tonne and included poly pipe, steel and wood lengths, shoes, carpet squares, photograph, toys, the usual cigarette butts, soft drink and alcohol cans, bottles and cardboard. The majority of rubbish was collected on the edge of Blackall along the Woolscour/ Evora road to the rubbish tip turnoff. The morning concluded with a sausage sizzle lunch and cold drink at the school. Residents have expressed their gratitude towards the volunteers, while the volunteers were surprised and pleased at how clean and tidy Blackall is.

Rise in value of fat cattle Due to continued rain, the Blackall Combined

Agents again yarded a reduced number of 1000 head of cattle at the weekly fat and store sale on Wednesday, February 25. Fat cattle were valued somewhat higher than the previous week while the store market saw improvements in quality and results. A local vendor from Blackall sold top quality bullocks to 166.2 c/kg, to average 160 c/kg to return $1055/head. A large run of quality fat cows were presented; Moonbong Pastoral Co., Ravensbourne, Blackall sold Santa cows to 136.6 c/kg, weighing 650 kg to return $888/head. R.A. Russell, Brides creek, Blackall also sold Santa cows to 136.2 c/kg, weighing 592 kg to return $806/ head. Banks Brothers, Duneira, Blackall sold Droughtmaster cows to a top of 136.2 c/kg, to return $751/head. Adams and Son, Darracourt, Blackall sold Simbrah cows to average 134 c/kg, weighing 538 kg. MHG and JJ ODell, Colorado, Jericho sold Brahman cross cows to 135 c/kg weighing 565 kg. A local vendor sold Braford cross cows to 135 c/kg, weighing 670 kg to return $970/head. Ray and Helen Aspinall, Thalia, Blackall sold Droughtmaster Trade heifers to $158 c/kg, weighing 420 kg. Bloomfield Pastoral Co., Bloomfield, Blackall sold a line of excellent quality Droughtmaster cross steers to a top of 167.2 c/kg to average 160.8 c/kg, weighing 354 kg to return $596/head. Gillespe Grazing, Gillespe, Blackall sold a line of Santa heifers to 155.2 c/kg, weighing 300 kg to return $464/head. Walker and Co., Gowan, Blackall sold Santa heifers for 156.2 c/kg, weighing 256 kg to return $390/ head. Santa cows and calves from Gowan sold for $690 per unit. Heavy bulls were sold at a top of 132.2 c/kg

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No bond /No lease

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