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Sport on the Barcoo

Sport on the Barcoo Experience proves a winner In pairs at the Blackall Bowls Club last

Experience proves a winner

In pairs at the Blackall Bowls Club last Sunday, Woody and Julie Blucher put up a good performance against the more experienced John and Dave Carter. After only being 12-7 down after 13 ends they fell away a bit to lose

24-12.

In another game of pairs experience told again with John Bowyer and Ross Browning combining to outplay young Mitchell Pfingst and Ron Robinson

34-17 in a social game. Col Pfingst and Dally Holden were far too good for an out of form Rob Doyle and Gumby Chapman, winning 17-8. Sunday, August 24 saw 18 bowlers turn up for a game of social bowls and barbecue lunch. Unfortunately the response from bowls club members was pretty poor, however those who played had a good day with a lot of fun. The winners on the day, with a

margin of 22, were Lisa Goodman and Don Daly from Woody and Maroochydore visitor Ken with

13.

Bowls for this week are: handicap singles – M Chapman v D Carter, spotter D Holden; J Blucher v J Bowyer, spotter G Whitfield; finals of sets of nine – R Browning v C Pfingst, spotter R Doyle. Social players are welcome and play will start at 9.30 am.

-- by Dally Holden

Blackall success at Yaraka cam pdraft

Blackall competitors had a winning weekend at the Yaraka campdraft on August 30/31, the first held in the small community for 22 years. In the Consolidated Pastoral Company maiden draft, Ben McIntosh riding Delta was sixth. Kirsty Hayman was first in the Baileys Fencing ladies draft, riding Aussie Idol. It was a good weekend for Roger Ellison, taking equal second place with Tony Fielder in the Black Toyota open draft, and fourth and fifth places in the Isisford Shire Centenary novice draft. His prize-winning horses were Too Many Cooks and Anita. Shorty Avery and Miss Magic placed second in the novice draft. Jessica Lloyd, riding I Had A Dream, came fourth in the encouragement draft. With close to 400 nominations, after a few cancellations due to the threat of rain, the weekend was a huge success. The new yards, built by Bailey Fencing in Isisford and funded by a grant from the state government, were tested to their capacity and filled with cattle donated by Consolidated Pastoral and the Glasson

family. With competitors promising to return, the committee has already started to plan for a bigger and better weekend of campdrafting next year. New stabling, erected by the Yaraka community and paid for by the Yaraka Progress Committee, and a new PA system funded by the old Isisford shire, has ensured that the venue can cater for large numbers and keep the action moving throughout the weekend. The Yaraka campdraft committee organised a school in conjunction with the district’s annual gymkhana at the end of June, through the Australian Campdraft Association, to give locals that have not done any drafting or that have been out of the sport for a while, the opportunity to gain confidence for the event. The instructor for the school was Nicholas Markwell from Eidsvold who was made available by the ACA. There were 21 participants at the school from Blackall, Isisford and Yaraka and from young kids to adults. Most of these people were competing strongly on the weekend.

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INDEPENDENT

THE BARCOO

Blackall’s own community newspaper

September 5 2008

ISSN 1832-6129

RRP $2.00

Contact: barcooindependent@yahoo.com.au

Quality of life high in Blackall and Tambo

A recent survey conducted by BankWest has confirmed what many in the district have said for many years, that the quality of life in Blackall and Tambo is amongst the highest in the state. Blackall ranked ninth and Tambo eleventh in the survey of 120 Queensland local government areas. They were part of a trend in which rural communities secured nine out of the top 10 spots, with Cambooya one the Darling Downs ranked number one, followed by Pine Rivers (Brisbane), Crows Nest, Belyando, Calliope, Jondaryan, Barcaldine, Fitzroy, Blackall and Beaudesert. AgForce vice president John Cotter said the survey’s findings demonstrate that old-fashioned country values create communities that support the well- being of those who choose to live there. “We may not have bright lights, razzle-dazzle or pots of cash in the bush, but this survey shows that people are happy living in country communities where we have a healthy purposeful lifestyle, a natural environment with clean air, we support each other and we have employment opportunities and productive industries,” Mr Cotter said. The national study ranked 590 local government areas (many in Queensland have since been amalgamated) on the basis of their health, home ownership, employment, earnings, internet access, education, volunteering and crime rates. Tambo actually had the second highest volunteering rate, in the state, 40 per cent, just behind the Barcoo shire with 45 per cent. Mr Cotter said the quality of life of residents in country areas of the state would only be retained if governments ensure satisfactory spending on road and rail infrastructure and recognise that these communities need their fair share of schools and health systems. “More of the mineral wealth that comes out of continued on page 2

of the mineral wealth that comes out of continued on page 2 Blackall W ork Cam

Blackall W ork Cam p founder Les W heelhouse presents B lackall-Tam bo R egional C ouncil C E O K en Tim m s w ith the Bunny Powne trophy for the Best Capital W orks Project

Blackall Work Camp wins Bunny Powne award

The prisoner work camp at Blackall has been recognised for its effort in helping the community, along with camps at Springsure, Warwick and Winton. Corrective Services Minister Judy Spence said the 17 th annual Work Program Awards were held in Springsure on Thursday, August 21 with awards presented to camps in four categories. The top award, the Bunny Powne perpetual trophy for Best Capital Works Project went to the Blackall Work Camp for a joint project with the Blackall Shire Council to fit out the Blackall Girl Guide Hut. The old dirt-floored shed was officially opened in March this year following a major rebuild by prisoners under the guidance of a council engineer. Prisoners performed about 1000 hours of labour valued at $15,000. They removed about 140 cubic metres of dirt from the floor before laying foundations, installing drainage and sewage and pouring a concrete slab. The metal-clad building was then renovated internally with a timber framework, fibro sheeting and a suspended ceiling. To complete the modern fit-out, a bathroom, toilet and kitchen were installed and the building was painted. Ms Spence said the Work program had contributed continued on page 3

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FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK

The budget for 2008/09 has been formally adopted by council as of August 27. This budget reflects the complexity of the first stages of actually bringing together the separate financial statements of Blackall and Tambo and presenting them as the financial statements of the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council. In order to achieve some parity we will need at least two if not three years. Throughout the process we have focused on common parameters of minimum general rate and discounts. While mindful of the constraints of excessive rate increases to our communities we have managed to accomplish a reasonable outcome for ratepayers as well as council,

while addressing all expenditures including repayments of loans. Utility charges have increased modestly, and the general and rural rates have increased in line with the Queensland construction CPI index. The pensioner rebate on rates at both centres is the same. The $18 000 000 balanced budget contains allocations for a $7 000 000 capital works and infrastructure program. Other budget points include:

• Commencement of the industrial

subdivision in Blackall which is aimed at capturing current demands as well as looking forward to future demands which may arise in the

event of mining in our region.

• Blackall bikeways especially

outside the new medical centre.

• New walking track along the

Barcoo River will enhance Blackall’s tourist image and livability for all residents.

• Council has ensured sufficient

funds to complete the Blackall Cenotaph Project, which is now a focal point of the Memorial Park.

• On-going upgrade at the Blackall Spelling Complex and saleyards.

• Blackall showgrounds upgrade of

electricity switchboard and lights.

• Lawn cemetery extension.

• Blackall airport refueling

system.

• Blackall sport and recreation club support.

• Council plant replacement as per program.

• Urban and rural road

infrastructure for our entire region.

• Wild dog control for our region is strongly supported.

• Commencement of the Tambo

Cultural and Business Centre.

• Tambo urban renewal continuation.

• Arthur Street upgrade.

• Coolibah Village additions and completion of landscaping and infrastructure.

• Tambo Childcare Centre

irrigation system.

• Tambo Childcare Centre soft fall.

irrigation system. • Tambo Childcare Centre soft fall. • Tambo Combined Sports Centre upgrade. • Tambo

• Tambo Combined Sports Centre upgrade. • Tambo industrial estate water infrastructure. • Albert Street widening of pavement. • Aids to Society support. We have received a $2.9 million state government grant for flood mitigation in our region as a result of the severe weather event in early 2008. I would like to congratulate all councillors on their united approach to the delivering of a balanced and fair budget for all in our Blackall- Tambo Regional Council area. The BankWest livability study of 120 rural and remote communities placed Blackall at 9 th and Tambo 11 th in livability, which says a great deal about the definite advantages of living and working in such wonderful towns. I feel sure we will rise up the scale in this study in years to come. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the seniors’ gathering luncheon at the Tambo Shire Hall on August 29. MC for the day was Dougal Davidson. Tambo seniors hosted visitors from Aramac, Barcaldine and Blackall. All attending had a lot of laughter and fun. Jan Ross

DATE CLAIMERS

SEPTEMBER

Fair share of schools and health systems

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6

Flower Show

6

Woolscour bush dinner and tour

12-30

A Child’s Life exhibition

20

Springtime Affair

23

Wild Dog field day

26

Drawing for Beginners workshop

26

Barcoo Amateur Race Club AGM

OCTOBER

1

Terrick Merinos Open Day and Ram Sale

1-5

A Child’s Life exhibition

4/5

Motorbike clinic

18

QantasLink Beef Producers

race meeting NOVEMBER

9

CWA stalls day

11

Remembrance Day

22

Blackall Pony Club presentations

29

St Patrick’s Christmas fete

30

Advent & Christmas Tree festival

regional areas needs to be spent in those areas,” Mr Cotter said. “We are keen to see the development of larger regional centres such as Dalby, Roma and Emerald that can become well-resourced regional hubs that service smaller towns and maintain liveability in the bush.” Top rating communities against 10 quality of life criteria in Queensland:

Home ownership rates in Queensland are highest in Woocoo

(88%).

Health rates are highest in Cambooya where 85% in good health. Property related crime rates are lowest in Cardwell and Johnstone with only 2.6% of the local population impacted in 2006/07.

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High school enrolment rates are highest in Gayndah, Perry and Quilpie. In these LGAs 100% of 16 year olds attend secondary school. The best jobs market is in Barcoo where 100% of the local labour force is employed. Broadband internet connection rates are highest in central Brisbane (51%). The lowest proportion of vacant homes in the country is in Logan (4.8%). This is recognised as an important disincentive against crime. The greatest proportion of detached houses is in Cambooya

(99%).

The highest average taxable income is in Nebo ($65,183).

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DECEMBER

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Barcoo Independent TV Guide September 14 -

ABC SEVEN Imparja   SBS

ABC

ABC SEVEN Imparja   SBS

SEVEN

Imparja

Imparja

 
ABC SEVEN Imparja   SBS

SBS

 

4:30 G.P. 5:30 Strictly Dancing 6:00 Children’s Shows 11:00 Lightning 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Talking Heads 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Shows 6:00 Paralympic Games Beijing 2008:

 

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Raggs 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Lost Junction (2003) 2:00 All Saints 3:00 Infomercials 4:00 It’s Academic 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 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 Crash Investigation Unit 8:00 Medical Emergency 8:30 Criminal Minds 9:30 TBA 10:30 Alan Sugar: The Apprentice 11:50 Cavemen 12:20 Sons And Daughters 12:50 Young Ramsay 2:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today 5:30 News

 

5.00

TBA

 

4:30 UEFA Champions League 6:20 Cycling: La Vuelta 2008 Daily Update 6.30 UEFA Champions League 9:00 Overseas News

Wednesday September 17

9.00

Mornings With Kerri-Anne

11.00

News

11.30

Home Shopping

12.00

The View

1:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show

2.00

Days Of Our Lives

3.00

Entertainment Tonight

4:00 The Journal

3.30

Here’s Humphrey

4:30 Newshour

4.00

4.30

Lab Rats Challenge

News

5:30 Feast Bazaar: The Atlas

Highlights 7:00 News 7:30 The 7.30 Report 8:00 The New Inventors 8:30 Spicks And Specks 9:00 The Hollowmen 9:30 Very Small Business 9:55 Paralympic Games Beijing 2008:

5.00

Antiques Roadshow

Mountains

6.00

News

6:00 Living Black

6.30

A Current Affair

6:30 World News Australia

7.00

7.30

Two And A Half Men

Two And A Half Men

7:30 The Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook:

8:00 Hole In The Wall

8:00 Inside Australia:

8.30

10:00 TBA 10:40 Balls Of Steel

Fringe

Queenstown 8:30 Dateline 9:30 World News Australia 10:05 Movie: The Mystery Of The Yellow Room 12:10 Movie: Paradise

Highlights 12:10 Murphy’s Law 1:10 Parliament Question Time 2:10 Movie: The Narrow Margin (1952) 3:25 National Press Club Address

11.40

Just Shoot Me

12.05

Home Shopping

12.35

Surfari

1:05 Mad TV

 

4:30 G.P. 5:30 Strictly Dancing 6:00 Children’s Shows 11:00 The Worst Jobs In History 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Parkinson 1:30 Collectors 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Shows 6:05 Echo Of The Elephants: The Final Chapter? 7:00 News 7:30 The 7.30 Report 8:00 Catalyst 8:30 Family Footsteps 9:30 Q&A 10:25 Lateline 11:00 Lateline Business 11:30 Live At The Basement 12:25 Wildside 1:20 Parliament Question Time 2:20 Movie: Radio City Reveals (1937) 3:55 The Glass House

 

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Raggs 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: My Boss’s Daughter

(2003)

2:00 All Saints 3:00 Infomercials 4:00 It’s Academic 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 TBA 9:30 TBA 10:30 TBA 11:20 Beauty And The Geek 12:20 House Calls To The Rescue 1:20 Kiwifruit 2:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today 5:30 News

 

5.00

TBA

4:30 UEFA Champions League

Thursday September 18

6.00

Today

 

6:50 Cycling: La Vuelta 2008

9.00

Mornings With Kerri-Anne

11.00

News

Daily Update

11.30

12.00

Home Shopping

The View

7:00 UEFA Champions League

9:00 Overseas News

1:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show

4:00 The Journal

2.00

Days Of Our Lives

3.00

Entertainment Tonight

4:30 Newshour

3.30

Here’s Humphrey

5:30 UEFA Champions League

4.00

The Shak

4.30

News

Hour

5.00

Antiques Roadshow

6:30 World News Australia

6.00

News

7:35 Inspector Rex

6.30

A Current Affair

7.00

Two And A Half Men

8:30 The Circuit

7.30

Getaway

9:30 World News Australia

8.30

The Strip

10:05 Movie: Bamako

9.30

The Footy Show

12:05 Queer As Folk

11.00

The Footy Show Late

 

1.00

Home Shopping

1:00 Movie: Aragami

 

4:30 G.P. 5:30 Strictly Dancing 6:00 Children’s Shows 11:05 The Lion Man 11:25 Aussie Animal Rescue 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Rewind 1:30 Spicks And Specks 2:00 The Private Life Of A Masterpiece 3:00 Children’s Shows 6:00 Message Stick 6:30 Can We Help? 7:00 News 7:30 Stateline 8:00 Collectors 8:30 Wire In The Blood 10:00 Little Miss Jocelyn 10:25 Lateline 11:05 Double The Fist 11:35 triple j tv 12:05 Good Game 12:35 rage

 

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Playhouse Disney 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: It Runs In The Family

 

5.00

TBA

 

5:20 Overseas News 7:15 Cycling: La Vuelta 2008 Daily Update 7:25 Overseas News 1:00 The Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia 1:30 Insight: Finding Courage 2:30 Keepers Of The Jungle

3:30 Living Black

4:00 The Journal

6.00

Today

Friday September 19

9.00

Mornings With Kerri-Anne

11.00

News

11.30

Home Shopping

(2003)

12.00

The View

2:30 Discover Tasmania 3:00 Infomercials 4:00 It’s 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 Seven’s AFL Final 10:30 TBA 12:00 The Davis Cup: Chile V Australia 4:00 NBC Today

1:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show

2.00

Days Of Our Lives

3.00

Entertainment Tonight

4:30 Newshour

3.30

Here’s Humphrey (F)

5:30 Rough Science:

4.00

The Shak

Communication

4.30

News

6:00 Global Village: Noah’s Park 6:30 World News Australia

7:30 Aphrodite’s Drop: The

5.00

Antiques Roadshow

6.00

News

Power of Pearls

6.30

A Current Affair

8:30 As it Happened: Tito’s

7.00

Two And A Half Men

Ghosts 9:30 World News Australia

10:05 Matrioshki: Thai Sex Trade

7.30

NRL: Semi-Finals

 

9.45

Movie: Paycheck (2003)

11:00 Movie: Tout De Suite

12.10

Movie: The Grudge (2004)

12:45 Movie: Love in Thoughts

 

5:00 rage 8:00 rage: Guest Programmer 9:00 triple j tv With The Doctor 10:00 Soul Deep 11:00 Totally Frank 11:30 The Cook And The Chef 12:00 Stateline 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 Foreign Correspondent 1:30 Can We Help? 2:00 Love Is In The Air 3:00 Movie: The Private Life Of Don Juan (1934) 4:30 Shark Bay 5:00 Bowls: Australian Indoor Championships 6:00 My Family 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 News 7:30 Wild At Heart 8:15 Collectors 8:25 ABC News 8:30 The Bill 10:05 News 10:10 Taggart 11:20 rage

 

6:00 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 6:30 My Friends Tigger And Pooh 7:00 Saturday Disney 9:00 Movie: Life Is Ruff (2005) 11:00 Master Raindrop 11:30 Girl TV 12:00 Eclipse 1:00 V8 Xtra 2:00 Seven’s MS: Carrera Cup 2:00 V8 Utes 3:00 2008 Australian Muscle Car 4:00 Benny Hill In Australia 5:00 Creek To Coast 5:30 Hook Line & Sinker 6:00 News 6:30 TBA 7:00 2008 Premiership Season Final 10:30 TBA 11:00 Movie: Beverly Hills Cops II 1:00 Summer Camp USA 2:00 The Davis Cup: Chile V Aus- tralia 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 Dateline NBC

 

5.30

Christian City TV

 

5:20 Overseas News 7:15 Cycling: La Vuelta 2008 Daily Update 7:25 Overseas News 12.55 Frocks Off 1:00 Manon 3:55 Living With the Future 4:35 Newshour 5:35 Lonely Planet: Six Degrees – Rio De Janerio 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters 8:30 Iron Chef 9:20 RocKwiz 10:00 Hunters & Collectors 11:00 Nynne 11:45 SOS 12:45 Newstopia 1:15 Life Support 1:45 Drawn Together

Saturday September 20

6.00

Children’s Shows

11:00 Rain 11:30 Home Shopping

12:00 Boost Mobile Snow Show 12:30 Do It Green

1.00

2008 Gold Coast Marathon

2:00 Movie: Empire Of The Sun

(1987)

5:00 The Garden Gurus

5:30 Antiques Roadshow

6.00

News

6.30

Australia’s Funniest Home

Video Show

7.30

NRL: Semi-Finals

9.45

TBA

12.20

Movie: Risky Business

 

(198,M)

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Barcoo Independent TV Guide

Sept 14 - 20

 
 
ABC

ABC

 
  ABC   SEVEN Imparja SBS

SEVEN

  ABC   SEVEN Imparja SBS

Imparja

  ABC   SEVEN Imparja SBS

SBS

 

5:00 rage 6:30 Children’s Shows 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:05 Asia Pacific Focus 11:30 Songs Of Praise 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Message Stick 2:00 The Russian Revolution In Colour 3:00 Don Quixote 4:40 Margaret Barr: Hebridean Suite 5:00 Kurt Elling And The Sydney Symphony Orchestra 6:00 Paralympic Games Beijing 2008:

 

6:00 Choices

   

5.30

Rise & Shine

 

6:10 Overseas News 7:15 Cycling: La Vuelta 2008 Daily Update 7:30 Overseas News 10:00 Dateline 11:00 Johnny Warren’s Football

Mission

6:30 Yin Yang Yo!

6.00

Arrive Alive Cup: Matraville V

7:00 Blinky Bill’s Adventures

St Dominic’s

Sunday September 14

7:30 Weekend Sunrise

7:00 Sharky’s Friends

10:00 Most Daring

7.30

Business Sense

11:00 Lived To Tell The Tale

8.00

Sunday News

12:00 Cycling: Tour of the

12:00 Seven’s V8 Supercars 2008:

9.00

Wide World Of Sports

Murray

12:30 2008 World Superbike

Phillip Island

 

11.00

The Sunday Footy Show

Championships

5:30 Great South East

12.00

Sunday Roast

1:00 Speedweek

2:00 FIA World Rally

6:00 News

1.00

Footprints

Championship 2008

6:30 TBA

 

1.30

Red Bull Air Race

3:00 Football Stars Of Tomorrow

3:30 UEFA Champions League

Highlights 7:00 News 7:30 Doctor Who 8:15 Doctor Who: Confidential Cutdown:

8:30 News 8:35 Midsomer Murders 10:10 Compass 10:45 Paralympic Games Beijing 2008:

Highlights 11:45 Showbands 1:10 Movie: Out Of The Past (1947) 3:20 Movie: Stranger On The Third Floor (1940)

7:30 Dancing With The Stars

 

3.00

WWE: Afterburn

Magazine Program

9:30 Criminal Minds (R)

4.00

NRL

4:00 Les Murray’s Football Feature

10:30 Borderline

6.00

News

5:00 The World Game

11:00 Seconds From Disaster

6.30

Battlefronts

6:00 Australian Biography: Don Burrows

12:00 Movie: The Mudge Boy (2003)

7.30

60 Minutes

6:30 World News Australia

2:00 Hot Auctions

 

8.30

CSI: Miami

7:30 Who Do You Think You Are?

2:30 Home Shopping

10.30

CSI: NY

8:35 James May’s 20th Century:

Take Cover 9:10 Movie: Somersault 11:00 The Putin System: From the KGB to the Kremlin 12:30 Swordsmen Of The Passes

 

3:30 NBC Meet The Press

11:30 Movie: Don’t Say A Word

4:30 NBC Today

(2001)

5:30 News

1:30 Home Shopping

 

4:30 G.P. 5:30 Strictly Dancing 6:00 Children’s Show 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 A Place In Spain 12:55 A Place In Slovakia 1:30 The Cook And The Chef 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Shows 6:00 Paralympic Games Beijing 2008:

Highlights 7:00 News 7:30 The 7.30 Report 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Enough Rope With Andrew Denton 10:35 Lateline 11:10 Lateline Business 11:35 Paralympic Games Beijing 2008:

 

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Raggs 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: TBA 2:00 All Saints 3:00 Infomercials 4:00 It’s 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 Border Security - Australia’s Front Line 8:00 The Force - Behind The Line 8:30 City Homicide 9:30 Bones 10:30 Boston Legal 11:30 30 Rock 12:00 You’ve Got The Job 12:30 Medical Rookies 1:00 A Country Practice 2:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today 5:30 News

 

5.00

TBA

5:20 Overseas News 7:15 Cycling: La Vuelta 2008 Daily Update 7:25 Overseas News 1:00 Living Black 1:30 Bad Voodoo’s War 2:30 Days that Changed the World: The Fall of the Aztecs 3:30 Insight 4:30 The Journal 5:00 The Crew 5:30 Corner Gas: All My Ex’s 6:00 Global Village: Haute Provence 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Top Gear 8:30 South Park 8:55 The Mighty Boosh 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Market Update 10:05 Shameless 11:00 Movie: Anatomy 2 12:45 Movie: So Normal

6.00

Today

 

9.00

Mornings With Kerri-Anne

11.00

News

Monday September 15

11.30

Home Shopping

12.00

The View

1:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show

2.00

Days Of Our Lives

3.00

3.30

Entertainment Tonight

Here’s Humphrey

4.00

Lab Rats Challenge

4.30

News

5.00

Antiques Roadshow

6.00

News

6.30

A Current Affair

7.00

Two And A Half Men

7.30

David Attenborough’s Life Of

Mammals

8.30

Kitchen Nightmares USA

Highlights 12:35 Parliament Question Time 1:35 Movie: Second Chance (1953) 2:55 Scotty Martin: The Songman/ Don’t Say Sorry 3:25 Bowls: PBA World Championships

9:30 CSI: NY 10:30 Primetime: Crime

 

11.30

Just Shoot Me

12.00

Home Shopping

12:30 Shipwrecked

 

4:30 G.P. 5:30 Strictly Dancing 6:00 Children’s Shows 11:00 How Art Made The World 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 The Einstein Factor 1:00 The New Inventors 1:30 Catalyst 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Shows 6:00 Paralympic Games Beijing 2008:

 

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Raggs 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Dive From Clausen’s Pier (2005) 2:00 All Saints 3:00 Infomercials 4:00 It’s 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 Make Me A Supermodel 11:30 Beauty And The Geek 12:30 The Body Specialists 1:00 Hot Auctions 1:30 Learners 2:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today 5:30 News

 

5.00

TBA

 

5:20 Overseas News 7:15 Cycling: La Vuelta 2008 Daily Update 7:25 Overseas News 1:00 The Storm Rages Twice 2:50 A Simple Piece Of Cloth 3:00 Here Comes The Neighbourhood 3:30 Food Safari: Indonesian Safari 4:00 The Journal 4:30 Newshour 5:30 Corner Gas: Cousin Carl 6:00 Global Village: Russia 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Insight – Finding Courage 8:30 Warlords Next Door 9:30 World News Australia 10:00 Market Update 10:05 Hot Docs: Flipping Out

6.00

Today

9.00

Mornings With Kerri-Anne

11.00

News

Tuesday September 16

11.30

Home Shopping

12.00

The View

1:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show

2.00

Days Of Our Lives

3.00

Entertainment Tonight

3.30

Here’s Humphrey

Highlights 7:00 News 7:30 The 7.30 Report 8:00 Two In The Top End 8:30 Grand Designs 9:30 Foreign Correspondent 10:00 Artscape: Light Art 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:30 Paralympic Games Beijing 2008:

Highlights 12:30 Parliament Question Time 1:35 Movie: One Minute To Zero

4.00

Lab Rats Challenge

4.30

News

5.00

Antiques Roadshow

6.00

News

6.30

A Current Affair

7.00

Two And A Half Men

7.30

Wipeout

8.30

Two And A Half Men

9.00

Two And A Half Men

9.30

10:30 Secret Diary Of A Call Girl

20 To 1

 

11.30

Girls Of The Playboy

(1952)

Mansion

3:20 Watch This Space 3:50 Songs Of Praise

12.00

Home Shopping

11:40 Movie: Bahraini Tale

12.30

Footy Classified

1:20 Vh1 Illustrated

 

Programs correct at time of printing but may change owing to unforeseen circumstances

 

CLASSIFICATIONS:

 

G

General Classification

PG

Parental Guidance Recommended

M

Mature Classification Recommended for viewing by mature audiences.

 

MA

Mature Audience Not suitable for people under 15 years of age.

AV

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

Page 18- The Barcoo Independent, Friday, September 5 2008

Road funding announced

Blackall-Tambo was one of three councils in the central west recently awarded a contract to maintain state-controlled roads in its region, and will also receive more than $1.7 million to repair damage to roads which occurred in January’s floods. Federal Minister for Transport and Local Government, Anthony Albanese and Main Roads Minister Warren Pitt announced jointly funded maintenance contracts worth a total of $3 million to Barcaldine and Blackall-Tambo Regional Councils and Barcoo Shire Council. This money goes towards routine work such as repairing potholes, improving drainage and signage and vegetation control. Mr Pitt said the maintenance contracts were particularly important in rural and regional areas to help maintain employment levels in the council

workforce. The flood damage funding was provided through the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements program, also a joint State and Commonwealth initiative. The state and commonwealth governments have contributed $1,785,824 with Blackall-Tambo contributing $50 000 towards the repair work.

Mr Pitt said regional Queensland’s reliance on local

road infrastructure meant that the damage due

to floodwaters posed a considerable obstruction.

“This flooding has caused significant damage to the Blackall-TamboRegionalCouncil’slocalroadnetwork. “Had Blackall-Tambo Regional Council been required to shoulder the financial burden of this natural disaster, ratepayers would have been disadvantaged.”

Successful prisoner rehabilitation programs

continued from page 1

about 165 340 hours of labour valued at almost $2.5 million to community projects in the past year. “Work camps provide low-risk prisoners with genuine opportunities to make a positive contribution to society while developing new skills and a work ethic. “They are one of the most successful prisoner rehabilitation programs in Queensland. “My congratulations to the Corrective Services staff and the prisoners involved,” Ms Spence said. QCS Acting Director-General Neil Whittaker said that community advisory committees, made up of council, local police and community representatives, also played an important role in the success of the Work camps. “Their assistance and guidance is appreciated by Corrective Services field supervisors who manage the day-to-day activities of each camp.” The awards were handed out during the annual Work Program Conference held in Springsure on August 20 and 21. Blackall-Tambo attendees were Cr Graham Jarvis and CEO Ken Timms. Representatives from 11 shire councils, Work Camp Community Advisory Committee members and senior executives from Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) attended the conference. The award for Most Effective Single Maintenance Project went to Springsure Work Camp for their efforts in resurrecting the Old Springsure Hospital as a significant local historic site and tourist

attraction. Winners of the Best Contribution to any Community Event or Service award were Warwick Women’s Work Camp for their assistance managing the fallout from the Equine Influenza outbreak at a World Cup equestrian event held at Warwick. Winton Work Camp won the Best Presented Camp award for the second year running for the pride taken by prisoners, camp supervisors and the Community Advisory Committee members in the upkeep and presentation of the camp’s grounds. Mr Whittaker said the Work camps enjoyed

a productive working relationship with local communities and council representatives.

with local communities and council representatives. St Joseph’s school recently held a “C haracter D ay”

St Joseph’s school recently held a “C haracter D ay” w here students and teachers cam e dressed as characters from their favourite books.

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WORK award for Les

Les Wheelhouse was recognised for his contribution to the Work Camp program in the Blackall district when the annual conference was held in Springsure last week. Capricornia Correctional Centre general manager Andrew Pike told those present that following the founding of the Work Camp program in 1990 in Charleville, the call went out the following year for communities to put up their hand and host a work camp of their own. “Mr Les Wheelhouse was there at the first community meeting in Blackall during 1991 - it was a divided meeting; there was much community debate about inviting a group of prisoners into town,” Mr Pike said. The town agreed to trial the program and it was Mr Wheelhouse who offered the camp the use of the Selvister shearers’ quarters as a base camp at no cost to Corrective Services. During those early days Mr Wheelhouse was the camp’s strongest supporter, helping to coordinate the camp’s activities alongside Bill Hannay. “Mr Wheelhouse worked alongside prisoners - teaching them a thing or two; and learning a few things from them along the way,” said Mr Pike. “He has continued to sing the praises of the Work Camps scheme during the years, working with a passion that has ensured the camp’s success to this day.

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“Blackall is a camp supervised by Capricornia Correctional Centre - so it is with great pride that I am able to thank Mr Wheelhouse and present him with this award recognising community service to Queensland Corrective Services’ Work Camp program.”

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Page 4 - The Barcoo Independent, Friday, September 5 2008

 

Barcoo Independent TV Guide

September 7 - 13

ABC SEVEN Imparja   SBS

ABC

ABC SEVEN Imparja   SBS

SEVEN

Imparja

Imparja

 
ABC SEVEN Imparja   SBS

SBS

Wednesday September 10

4:30 G.P. 5:30 Strictly Dancing 6:00 Children’s Shows 11:05 The Life And Times Of El Nino 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 Talking Heads 2:00 Seachange 3:00 Children’s Shows 6:00 Paralympic Games Beijing 2008:

Highlights 6:30 The Cook And The Chef 7:00 News 7:30 The 7.30 Report 8:00 The New Inventors 8:30 Spicks And Specks 9:00 The Hollowmen 9:30 Very Small Business 10:00 At The Movies 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:30 Paralympic Games Beijing 2008:

 

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Raggs 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Perfect Strangers

(2003)

2:00 All Saints 3:00 Infomercials 4:00 It’s Academic 4:30 Seven News At 4.30 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 Crash Investigation Unit 8:00 Medical Emergency 8:30 Criminal Minds (R) 9:30 TBA 10:30 Alan Sugar: The Apprentice 11:50 Cavemen 12:20 Sons & Daughters 12:50 Young Ramsay 1:50 The Living End Performance 2:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today 5:30 News

 

5.30

Creflo A Dollar

 

5:20 Overseas News 7:15 Cycling: La Vuelta 2008 Daily Update 7:30 Overseas News 1:00 Movie: The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes 2:50 Fashionista: Tigerlily 3:00 Effie: Just Quietly 3:30 Football Stars Of Tomorrow 4:00 The Journal 4:30 Newshour 5:30 Feast Bazaar: Desert Harvest 6:00 Living Black 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 The Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook 8:00 Alive And Kicking 8:30 Dateline 9:30 World News Australia 10:05 Movie: Kiki’s Delivery

6.00

Today

9.00

Mornings With Kerri-Anne

11.00

News

11.30

12.00

1:00 Ellen

Home Shopping

The View

2.00

Days Of Our Lives

3.00

3.30

Entertainment Tonight

Here’s Humphrey

4.00

Lab Rats Challenge

4.30

News

5.00

Antiques Roadshow

6.00

News

6.30

A Current Affair

7.00

Two And A Half Men

7.30

Two And A Half Men

8:00 Hole In The Wall

8.30

Movie: Fun With Dick & Jane

(2005,M)

Highlights 12:30 Movie: They Won’t Believe Me 2:05 Movie: Gambling House (1950) 3:25 National Press Club Address

10.40

Vacation (1983,Pg)

Movie: National Lampoon’s

12.30

Home Shopping

Service

1.00

Surfari

12:00 The Secret History Of 9-11

 

4:30 G.P. 5:30 Strictly Dancing 6:00 Children’s Shows 11:00 The Worst Jobs In History 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Pie In The Sky (F) 1:30 Collectors 2:00 Seachange 3:00 Children’s Shows 6:00 Paralympic Games Beijing 2008:

Highlights 7:00 News 7:30 The 7.30 Report 8:00 Catalyst 8:30 Family Footsteps 9:30 Q&A 10:25 Lateline 11:00 Lateline Business 11:30 Paralympic Games Beijing 2008:

Highlights 12:30 Wildside 1:20 Movie: Kitty Foyle (1940) 3:15 Songs Of Praise 3:55 The Glass House

 

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Raggs 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Pieces Of April (2003) 1:50 The Living End Performance 2:00 All Saints 3:00 Infomercials 4:00 It’s Academic 4:30 News 5:00 M*A*S*H 5:30 Deal Or No Deal 6:00 Seven 6:30 Today Tonight 7:00 Home And Away 7:30 Make Me A Supermodel 8:30 Ghost Whisperer 10:20 Family Guy 10:50 American Dad 11:20 Beauty And The Geek 12:20 House Calls To The Rescue 1:20 Kiwifruit 2:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today 5:30 News

 

5.30

Creflo A Dollar

5:20 Overseas News

Thursday Septembe 11

6.00

Today

 

7:15 Cycling: La Vuelta 2008

9.00

Mornings With Kerri-Anne

Daily Update

11.00

News

7:30 Overseas News

11.30

Home Shopping

1:00 Australian Biography:

12.00

The View

Noeline Brown 1:30 The Odyssey Of Life 2:30 Dateline 3:30 Chefs Of The Great Hotels Of The World 4:00 The Journal 4:30 Newshour 5:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 6:00 Global Village - Tassili 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Inspector Rex 8:30 The Circuit 9:30 World News Australia 10:05 Movie: Water 12:05 Queer As Folk 12:55 Movie: The Bench

1:00 Ellen

2.00

Days Of Our Lives

3.00

Entertainment Tonight

3.30

Here’s Humphrey

4.00

The Shak

4.30

News

5.00

Antiques Roadshow

6.00

News

6.30

A Current Affair

7.00

Two And A Half Men

7.30

8.30

Getaway

The Strip

9.30

The Footy Show

 

11.00

The Footy Show Late

1:00 Home Shopping

 

4:30 G.P. 5:30 Strictly Dancing 6:00 Children’s Shows 11:00 The Lion Man 11:25 Aussie Animal Rescue 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Rewind 1:30 Spicks And Specks 2:00 The Private Life Of A Masterpiece 3:00 Children’s Shows 6:00 Paralympic Games Beijing 2008:

Highlights 7:00 News 7:30 Stateline 8:00 Collectors 8:30 Wire In The Blood 10:00 Little Miss Jocelyn 10:25 Lateline 11:10 Paralympic Games Beijing 2008:

Highlights 12:10 triple j tv 12:35 Good Game 1:05 rage

 

6:00 Sunrise

 

5.30

Creflo A Dollar

 

5:20 Overseas News 7:15 Cycling: La Vuelta 2008 Daily Update 7:30 Overseas News 1:00 The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia 1:30 Insight 2:30 Titan: A Place Like Home 3:30 Living Black 4:00 The Journal 4:30 Newshour 5:30 Rough Science 5:55 Market Update 6:00 Global Village: A Thousand Piglets for a Princess 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Black Coffee: The Perfect Cup 8:30 As It Happened: Inside The Mind Of Adolf Hitler 9:30 World News Australia 10:05 Matrioshki: Thai Sex Trade 11:05 Movie: Late Marriage 12:45 Movie: Woman Is A Tough Person

9:00 The Morning Show

6.00

Today

Friday September 12

11:00 Raggs

11:30 News

9.00

11.00

Mornings With Kerri-Anne

News

11.30

Home Shopping

12:00 Movie: Footloose (1984)

12.00

The View

2:30 Discover Tasmania

1:00 Ellen

3:00 Infomercials

2.00

Days Of Our Lives

4:00 It’s Academic

3.00

Entertainment Tonight

4:30 News

3.30

4.00

Here’s Humphrey

The Shak

5:00 M*A*S*H

4.30

News

5:30 Deal Or No Deal

5.00

Antiques Roadshow

6:00 News

6.00

News

6:30 Today Tonight

6.30

Footprints

7:00 Home And Away

7:30 Seven’s AFL Final

7.00

Two And A Half Men

7.30

NRL: TBA

 

3:00 Infomercials

9:45 Movie: S.W.A.T. (2003,M) 12:10 Movie: Van Wilder: Party Liaison (MA,2002)

4:00 NBC Today

 

5:00 rage 8:00 rage: Wild Card 2 9:00 triple j tv With The Doctor 10:00 Soul Deep 11:00 Totally Frank 11:30 The Cook And The Chef 12:00 Stateline 12:30 Australian Story 1:00 Foreign Correspondent 1:30 Can We Help? 2:00 Rugby League: 2008 Grand Final 4:00 Love Is In The Air 5:00 Bowls: Australian Indoor Championships 6:00 Paralympic Games Beijing 2008:

Highlights 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 News 7:30 Wild At Heart 8:15 Collectors 8:25 News 8:30 The Bill 10:05 News 10:10 Taggart 11:20 Paralympic Games Beijing 2008:

 

6:00 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 6:30 Infomercial 7:00 Saturday Disney 9:00 Movie: Now You See It (2005) 11:00 Master Raindrop 11:30 Girl TV 12:00 Eclipse 1:00 Australia’s Deadliest Sea Creatures 2:00 Seven’s V8 Supercars 2008:

 

5.30

Christian City TV

 

5:20 Overseas News 7:15 Cycling: La Vuelta 2008 Daily Update 7:30 Overseas News 1:00 Giselle 2:50 Tina Barney: Social Studies 3:55 Living With The Future 4:30 Newshour 5:30 Lonely Planet Six Degrees – Tokyo 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters 8:30 Iron Chef 9:20 RocKwiz 10:00 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 11:00 Nynne 12:25 S.O.S 1:25 Newstopia 1:55 Life Support 2:25 Drawn Together

Saturday September 13

6.00

Children’s Shows

11:00 Rain

11.30

Home Shopping

12:00 Boarding Pass 12:30 Do It Green

1:00 I Dream Of Jeannie

1.30

Movie: Harper (1966)

Phillip Island 5:30 Hook Line & Sinker 6:00 News 6:30 Better Homes & Gardens 7:30 Seven Rugby: Bledisloe Cup:

4:00 The Garden Gurus 4:30 Talk To The Animals (F)

5:00 Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show

Australia V New Zealand 10:00 2008 Premiership Season:

Semi Final Teams TBA 2:00 Body Guards 3:00 Hot Auctions 3:30 It Is Written 4:00 Home Shopping 5:00 Dateline NBC

6.00

News

6.30

8:30 RL Finals

RL Finals

10.45

Movie: Eraser (M,1996,R)

12:50 Movie: The In Crowd

 

(AV,2000)

               

The Barcoo Independent, Friday, September 5 2008 - Page 17

 

Barcoo Independent TV Guide September 7 - 13

 
ABC

ABC

 
  ABC   SEVEN Imparja   SBS

SEVEN

Imparja

Imparja

 
  ABC   SEVEN Imparja   SBS

SBS

 

5:00 rage 6:30 Children’s Shows 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacific Focus 11:30 Songs Of Praise 12:00 Landline 1:00 VFL Football 2008 4:00 The Passion Of Gina Sinozich 4:30 First Tuesday Book Club 5:00 Sunday Arts 6:00 Paralympic Games Beijing 2008:

Highlights 7:00 News 7:30 Doctor Who 8:15 Doctor Who: Confidential Cutdown 8:30 ABC News Up-Date 8:35 Midsomer Murders: Shot At Dawn 10:10 Compass 10:40 Paralympic Games Beijing 2008:

 

6:00 Choices 6:30 Infomercial 7:00 Blinky Bill’s Adventures 7:30 Weekend Sunrise 10:00 Seven’s Motorsport 11:00 Better Homes & Gardens 12:00 Movie: Hell Boats (1970) 2:00 AFL: Geelong V St Kilda 5:00 Queensland’s Best Living 5:30 Great South East 6:00 News 6:30 The Outdoor Room With Jamie Durie 7:00 Outback Wildlife Rescue 9:30 Criminal Minds (R) 10:30 Borderline 11:00 Seconds From Disaster 12:00 Movie: That Championship Disaster 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Meet The Press 4:30 NBC Today 5:30 News

 

6.00

US Open Tennis

 

6:10 Overseas News 7:15 Cycling: La Vuelta 2008 Daily Update 7:30 Overseas News 10:00 Dateline 11:00 Lang Lang: Dragon Songs 12:00 Cycling: 2008 Tour Of Ireland 1:00 Speedweek 2:00 FIA World Rally Championship 2008 3:00 Football Stars Of Tomorrow 3:30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 4:00 Les Murray’s Football Feature 5:00 The World Game 6:00 Australian Biography: June Dally-Watkins 6.30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are? 8:30 James May’s 20th Century – Blast Off 9:10 Movie: Three Dollars 11:15 Movie: Red Lights 1:05 Swordsmen Of The Passes

Championships 2008

8.00

News

9.00

Wide World Of Sports

Sunday September 7

10:10 US Open Tennis Championships 2008

12.00

The Sunday Footy Show

1.00

Sunday Roast

2.00

Footprints

2.30

Malcolm In The Middle

3.00

4.00

WWE Afterburn

NRL: Gold Coast Titans v

Wests Tigers

6.00

News

6.30

Domestic Blitz

7.30

60 Minutes

8.30

CSI: Miami

9.30

CSI: Miami

Highlights 11:40 Order In The House 12:40 Movie: A Damsel In Distress 2:30 Movie: They Passed This Way 3:55 Hymns Of Glory

10.30

CSI:NY

 

11.30

Movie: Father’s Day

(1997,M)

1.20

Home Shopping

 
 

4:30 G.P. 5:30 Strictly Dancing 6:00 Children’s Show 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 A Place In Spain 12:55 A Place In Slovakia 1:30 The Cook And The Chef 2:00 SeaChange 3:00 Children’s Shows 6:00 Landline Extra 6:30 Paralympic Games Beijing 2008:

 

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Raggs 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: The Locked Room Mystery 2:00 All Saints 3:00 Infomercials 4:00 It’s 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 Border Security - Australia’s Front Line 8:00 The Force - Behind The Line 8:30 City Homicide 9:30 Bones 10:30 Boston Legal 11:30 30 Rock 12:00 You’ve Got The Job 12:30 Medical Rookies 1:00 A Country Practice 2:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today 5:30 News

 

5.30

Creflo A Dollar

5:20 Overseas News

6.00

Today

 

7:15 Cycling: La Vuelta 2008

6:30 US Open Tennis

Championships 2008

Daily Update

9.00

Mornings With Kerri-Anne

7:25 Overseas News

Monday September 8

11.00

News

1:00 Living Black

1:30 Hypochondriacs

11.30

12.00

Home Shopping

The View

1:00 Ellen

2:25 The Miracles of Jesus

2.00

Days Of Our Lives

3:30 Insight

3.00

Entertainment Tonight

4:30 The Journal

3.30

Here’s Humphrey

Highlights 7:00 News 7:30 The 7.30 Report 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Enough Rope With Andrew Denton 10:35 Lateline 11:10 Lateline Business 11:35 Paralympic Games Beijing 2008:

4.00

Lab Rats Challenge

5:00 The Crew

4.30

News

5:30 Corner Gas: Grad ‘68

5.00

Antiques Roadshow

6:00 Flavours of France - Gap

6.00

News

6.30

A Current Affair

6:30 World News Australia

7.00

Two And A Half Men

7:30 Top Gear

7.30

David Attenborough’s Life Of

8:30 South Park

Mammals 8:30 Kitchen Nightmares USA 9:30 CSI:NY

8:55 The Mighty Boosh

9:30 World News Australia

 

Highlights 12:35 Movie: Flying Leathernecks

10.30

Primetime: Crime

10:05 Shameless

11:30 Just Shoot Me

11:00 Movie: Anatomy

(1951)

12.00

Home Shopping

2:15 Movie: Breakfast For Two (1937)

12:30 Shipwrecked

12:45 Movie: The Suit

 

4:30 G.P. 5:30 Strictly Dancing 6:00 Children’s Shows 11:00 How Art Made The World 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Einstein Factor 1:00 New Inventors 1:30 Catalyst 2:00 Seachange 3:00 Children’s Shows 6:00 Paralympic Games Beijing 2008:

Highlights 7:00 News 7:30 The 7.30 Report 8:00 Roller Derby Dolls 8:35 Grand Designs 9:30 Foreign Correspondent 10:00 Artscape 10:30 Lateline 11:05 Lateline Business 11:30 Paralympic Games Beijing 2008:

Highlights 12:30 Movie: The Leopard Man (1934) 1:40 Movie: The Ghost Ship (1943) 2:55 Movie: The Seventh Victim (1943)

 

6:00 Sunrise 9:00 The Morning Show 11:00 Raggs 11:30 News 12:00 Movie: Hidden Places 2:00 All Saints 3:00 Infomercials 4:00 It’s 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 Make Me A Supermodel 11:30 Beauty And The Geek 12:30 The Body Specialists 1:00 Hot Auctions 1:30 Learners 2:00 Infomercials 4:00 NBC Today 5:30 News

   

5.30

Creflo A Dollar

 

5:20 Overseas News 7:15 Cycling: La Vuelta 2008 Daily Update 7:30 Overseas News 1:00 The Storm Rages Twice 3:00 Here Comes The Neighbourhood 3:30 Food Safari: French Safari 4:00 The Journal 4:30 Newshour 5:30 Corner Gas: World’s Biggest Things 6:00 Global Village: Essaouira 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Insight 8:30 I’ll Call Australia Home 9:30 World News Australia 10:05 The Six Billion Dollar Experiment 11:00 Holidays in Places that Don’t Exist: South Ossetia 12:05 Movie: How I Spent The

6.00

Today

9.00

Mornings With Kerri-Anne

11.00

News

Tuesday September 9

11.30

Home Shopping

12.00

The View

1:00 Ellen

2.00

Days Of Our Lives

3.00

Entertainment Tonight

3.30

4.00

Here’s Humphrey

Lab Rats Challenge

4.30

News

5.00

Antiques Roadshow

6.00

News

6.30

A Current Affair

7.00

Two And A Half Men

7.30

Wipeout

8.30

Two And A Half Men

9:00 Two And A Half Men

9.30

20 To 1

10.30

Secret Diary Of A Call Girl

 

11:30 Just Shoot Me

12.00

Home Shopping

End Of The World

12.30

Footy Classified

1:25 Hula Girls

 

Programs correct at time of printing but may change owing to unforeseen circumstances

 

CLASSIFICATIONS:

 

G

General Classification

PG

Parental Guidance Recommended

M

Mature Classification Recommended for viewing by mature audiences.

 

MA

Mature Audience Not suitable for people under 15 years of age.

AV

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

Wool, Water and Wood sculpture for Blackall

Victorian timber artist Robert Bridgwater arrived in

Blackall on August 8 as part of a site visit to prepare for his four-week residency scheduled for October. During Robert’s site visit he was able to source timber

for the public art installation planned for the Blackall

community. While here, he was able to meet with local wood artists John Hunt, John Harlow and Bill Coleman and share in their knowledge of local timbers. It enabled Robert to see, feel and understand the many local timbers and their characteristics. He returned to Melbourne with three small logs that will be chiselled and finished into a marquette of his proposed October sculptures. Three large logs have been delivered to the Living Arts Centre where Robert’s residency will be located. He will be working outside, using the exterior pottery shed spaces, where the community is encouraged to drop in and meet with the artist. Robert’s family will also accompany him during his four-week stay in Blackall. The project has been supported by Arts Queensland through the Art+ Place funding initiative.

Arts Queensland through the Art+ Place funding initiative. Robert Bridgwater was able to discuss local tim

Robert Bridgwater was able to discuss local tim ber with John Harlow while visiting Blackall in August.

Ross thumbs down to de-amalgamation proposal

An offer by Liberal National Party leader Lawrence Springborg to establish a process for de-amalgamation for those communities that decide they wish to do so, has not been greeted with relish by Blackall-Tambo mayor Jan Ross. “I think it would cause us a huge upheaval and uncertainty once again,” she said. “I would rather Mr Springborg had offered reparation for the cost of all the changes.” According to Mr Springborg, speaking at the Local Government Association of Queensland annual conference in Cairns this week, the LNP would establish an independent local government boundaries authority to ensure

a proper distribution of local

government boundaries around sustainable communities of interest and offer a mechanism for

those communities which desire de-amalgamation, should it win government at next year’s state election. “We will work in consultation with the LGAQ and local councils as some areas may no longer wish to de-amalgamate,” he said. Cr Ross said she thought it was in Blackall-Tambo’s best interests to get on with the job they had been given. Local Government Minister Warren Pitt responded to Mr Springborg’s statement by saying that it was a recipe for ongoing instability. “This policy will eventually prove to be a cruel hoax on those people who think it offers the hope of de- amalgamation,” he said. “In the meantime, however, it will generate enormous instability, confusion and uncertainty. “Past experience has shown

convincingly that once local communities experience the benefits of local council amalgamations, they are not interested in returning to the past.” Cr Ross was in agreement with LNP plans to provide constitutional recognition for local government and the reinstatement of local governments as corporate bodies. “Councils in Queensland are the only ‘bodies’ in the modern world without corporate identity, which has financial and governance implications,” Mr Springborg said. Cr Ross said constitutional recognition was very necessary to protect councils against further changes, and also favoured the corporate initiative to give councils back some independence.

--by Sally Cripps

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Terry takes up fight for paper

One of Blackall’s champions has taken up the cause of the Barcoo Independent’s future and is urging the wider community to support the newspaper group’s sponsorship campaign. Terry Kingston recalled last year’s fight against amalgamation, comparing its aims with the current one to retain a local paper. “It is really about what sort of

a future we want for Blackall,” he

said. Terry said that he had deep roots within the town but had spent time away from it, giving him an outsider’s eyes and an insider’s

heart. He described the town he returned to as one in deep struggle, with a falling population, vacant shops and many houses up for sale at a cheap rate. “There was a sense of fatality about the future – of being ‘stuck’

– almost of going backwards.” The last few years have seen a turnaround, according to Terry, a desire to try and do things better. One expression of this was the fight against amalgamation, in which the district united as residents came to realise just

what Blackall meant to them.

A new council has given the

community further enthusiasm

to plan for the future together, according to Terry. “So, in five years there has been a huge turnaround here in Blackall – just stroll down the main street,” he said.

“I spend a bit of time on an

occasional Sunday as a volunteer

in the visitor’s information centre

and have the opportunity to talk to

a number of tourists,” he added. “Overwhelmingly, they say that

Blackall is a town with a good feel

to it, a good place to spend a few

days.

“A strong contributor to this change in attitude in Blackall has been the resurrection of the local paper.” In 2002 a group came together and decided to put out

a local paper, which, according

to Terry, became “a forum for community, sporting and council news, an opportunity to communicate with others across the town and all of its doings, and, hopefully, some controversy too”. “The paper has been kept alive by the extraordinary efforts of its volunteers but the

Silver draws at Blackall

Flying artist Anneke Silver will be stopping in Blackall with a Drawing for Beginners class on September 26 as part of a whistle- stop tour of seven regional towns. The practical workshop will allow participants to expand their knowledge of drawing and they can look forward to putting their creative and artistic skills to work. “Drawing is a great way to learn to ‘see’. It can be the foundation for making art or it can be an art form in itself,” according to Anneke. She is an adjunct associate professor in visual arts at James Cook University. Her teaching areas are painting, drawing and art history. As a practising artist, Anneke works across all media. She has had more than 20 solo exhibitions and participated in many group and invitation exhibitions. Flying Arts touring program

and invitation exhibitions. Flying Arts touring program Anneke Silver will tutor a drawing workshop for Blackall

Anneke Silver will tutor a drawing workshop for Blackall residents this m onth.

manager Anne Toovey said the workshop was another wonderful opportunity for the creative people of the district to share their knowledge and have a great weekend together. For more information about this workshop or Arts West, or to book a place in Drawing for Beginners, people should contact Julianne Doonar.

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Barcoo Independent is now at a crossroad,” he said. “It can no longer be supported solely by volunteers, but must become a viable entity in its own right. “I personally don’t want to sink back into that sense of fatality about the future that was around 5- 10 years ago. “I want to be part of events that shape a positive future for Blackall. The future of the Barcoo Independent is such an event.” The Blackall Newspaper Group is seeking to raise pledges totaling $60 000 by the end of September, in order to employ a full-time journalist and put out a weekly publication. Attractive advertising packages have been put together in return for funding (see details on P 9) and Terry Kingston, Kirstie Davison and Sally Cripps are available to discuss these packages with people.

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LONGRANGE WEATHER PREDICTIONS FOR BLACKALL 1 SEP 2008 – 30 SEP 2008 (BY THE MOON)

from Ken Ring of www. predictweather.com A dry forecast period is again expected, with only one or two rain days in the second week of September, otherwise little or no rain all month. The dryness may extend with no appreciably large falls until November. Average temperatures for maximums may be around 24C and for minimums around 8C. Over the period, humidity may average about 48% and the barometer about 1022mbs. Frosts are no longer likely. Expect warmer temperatures from about the 18 th .

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August saw the weather start to warm up, with the month’s hottest temperature recorded on the 30 th at 30.5 degrees, followed by the warmest night on the 31 st with 18.7 degrees. The highest recorded temperature ever recorded in August was 35.1 degrees on August 27, 1970 and the highest minimum temperature was also recorded on the 27 th , but in 1973 with 20.2 degrees. The coolest day recorded last month was on August 11 which had 16.9 degrees, while the night of August 12 recorded a very chilly .4 degrees. This was a little bit warmer than the -1.8 degrees recorded

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Good cattle yardings continue

Blackall Combined Agents yarded just on 2900 head for the August 28 sale. Cattle were drawn from Boulia, Corfield, Aramac and local and surrounding districts, a good line-up of slaughter cattle was presented to a full panel of buyers. Bullocks account Coolagh Grazing, Blackall sold for a top of 188.2 cents to return $1070. Peter and Lynda Baker of Moorlands Grazing sold Devon /Gelbveih cross bullocks to average 184 c/kg, 597 kgs to return $1102/hd, with the lead making $186 c/kg or $1199/hd. Heavy cows over 500 kgs account of JM Allan and Sons, Erne sold Simbrah cows to average 162 c/kg to return $1118/head, with the lead making 163 c/ kg or $1156/hd for some of the best cows seen in a long time. F and D Rich, Tilbury sold Devon cross cows PTIC red tags to a top of 153 c/kg for 609 kg and $935/hd to average 143 c/kg for 540 kg and $773/hd.

Moonbong Partnership, Chatham, Tambo sold Santa cows for 150 c/kg for 595 kg and $893/hd. Roger and Gayle Ellison, Cotswold, sold Charolais cross heifers to 165c for 300 kgs. Moonbong Partnership sold No 6 Santa heifers to a top of 170 c/kg with the lead pen making 164 c/kg for 534 kg and $877/hd with the draft averaging 166 c/kg for 504 kg and $842/hd. David Gleeson, Poverty Park sold Angus feeder steers for 182c, 423 kg and $771/hd. Ben Avery, Allandale sold Charolais steers for 196 c/kg for 211 kg and 415/hd. F and D Rich sold Devon bulls to 167 c/kg, 857 kg and $1433/hd. Mt Macquarie Past Co sold Hereford cross bulls to average 154 c/kg, 820 kgs or $1270/hd, topping at 167 c/kg or $1650/hd. There were 4400 head of store and weaner cattle booked for sale on September 4.

National Human Papillomavirus

(HPV) Vaccination Program: HPV vaccine

A vaccine has been developed to

help prevent the most common types

of cervical cancer and this fact sheet

provides information on the Human

Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (Gardasil) which is used in the

National HPV Vaccination Program. There is another vaccine registered for use in Australia called CERVARIX. This vaccine is indicated in females aged 10 to 45 years. Cervarix is not

a part of the funded program and

women wishing to be vaccinated with

this vaccine will need to purchase it.

A vaccination program to protect

young women against cervical cancer is currently running in Australia and the National Human

Papillomavirus Vaccination Program

is an Australian, State and Territory

Government initiative. HPV Vaccine: How is the HPV vaccine given? In the national program, HPV vaccine is given as

a series of three injections into the

upper arm muscle. It should be given within a six month period -for example: first dose -chosen date; second dose -1 to 2 months after the first dose; and third dose -4 to 6 months after the first dose. The vaccine is most effective when all three doses have been given. Missed doses should be given as soon as possible. How effective is the vaccine? The vaccine provides protection against four types of HPV for more than 90% of uninfected women who are vaccinated. The vaccine protects against infection with the types of HPV which cause more than 70% of cases of cervical cancer. This means that the vaccine will not prevent all types of HPV that cause cervical cancer. Will booster doses of HPV vaccine be necessary? The need for booster doses is still under review. Will Pap smears still be necessary after vaccination? Yes. Regular Pap smears are important as the HPV vaccine does not protect against

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all types of HPV that can cause cervical cancer. All females whether vaccinated against HPV or not will need regular Pap smears from the age of 18 or within two years of first having sex, whichever is later. Pap smears detect abnormal changes to cells in the cervix so treatment can start before cancer develops. What does the HPV vaccine contain? In addition to virus-like particles which protect against HPV, the vaccine contains yeast, aluminium adjuvant, sodium chloride, L-histidine, polysorbate and sodium borate. These ingredients are included in very small amounts to either assist the vaccine to work more efficiently or to act as a preservative. The vaccine does not contain ‘live’ virus and will not cause infection with HPV.

How safe is the HPV vaccine? The vaccine was shown to be safe during large clinical trials. All medicines and vaccines used in Australia must be approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) which assesses safety. HPV vaccine is generally well tolerated. The most common side effects are discomfort, redness, and pain and swelling at the injection site. Other symptoms may include headache, fever and nausea. More serious side effects are extremely rare and include severe allergic reaction. The most common immediate reaction to any vaccination in older children is fainting. What if I have previously had a severe reaction to another vaccine? Unless you have had an immediate severe allergic reaction to a previous HPV vaccine or any of its components, then it is safe for you

to receive the HPV vaccine. I am scheduled to receive other

vaccinations as part of the school program eg. chickenpox, hepatitis

B and/or dTpa. Can I have the HPV

vaccine at the same time? Yes. HPV vaccine can be given at the same time as chickenpox, hepatitis B and/or dTpa vaccines. Whether more

than one vaccine is given at the same visit is up to the service provider and how they schedule their visits to the school. Are there more side effects from receiving more than one vaccine at the same time? For example, if diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough vaccine is given at the same time as HPV vaccine? No. Having more than one vaccine at the same time is unlikely to increase the risk of side effects when they are given at the same visit, and giving a number of vaccines at the same visit does not “overload” the immune system. What do I do if I have a reaction to the vaccine? A cold damp cloth at the injection site may relieve discomfort. Paracetamol can be given to relieve discomfort. If fever persists or pain or swelling continues for more than two days, or any reaction occurs that you consider serious or unexpected, seek medical advice. In the case of emergency, DIAL 000. Contact the immunisation provider and advise if you have a reaction following any dose of the vaccine. Should I be vaccinated if I have had sex? Yes. If you have had sexual contact, then you may have been infected with one or more of the four types of HPV. However, you may still benefit from HPV vaccine because you may not have been infected with all four HPV types covered by the vaccine. What if I am exposed to HPV between doses? Exposure to any of the four HPV types covered by the vaccine before the three doses are completed may slightly lessen the effect of the vaccine. You should still have the full course of the vaccine. Does the vaccine affect the contraceptive pill? No. The vaccine does not contain hormones and will not interact with the contraceptive pill. For further information about the National HPV Vaccination Program visit the National HPV Vaccination Program website

RYMA Sports Event

The Blackall Rural Young Males & Alcohol (RYMA) sports day originally set down for early July was eventually held on Saturday, August 9. Over 60 people, including children and the young and old, attended the event at the Blackall showgrounds, playing cricket, soccer, volleyball, touch football and mixed netball throughout the day. The Grant Daniel Long team won the touch football and soccer competition, taking home some of the prizes donated by different sporting organisations and Qantas, which were given away during the day. During the evening, a number of items were auctioned by Paton Fitzsimons, including a Last 20 Years of NRL Clive Churchill Medal Winners pack, signed and framed, a number of BRL packs, and a selection of vouchers. A signed Melbourne Storm jersey was also raffled. Brisbane band The Zookeepers played a variety of great songs for people to dance to or just to sit back and enjoy the evening. Constable Brent Gerber ran the Drink Rite program, which is a Queensland Police Service program that aims to promote a responsible attitude towards alcohol consumption and drink driving. Six people consumed alcohol under controlled drinking conditions, being monitored and tested every half an hour and readings recorded and then discussed. The sports day and evening project were aimed at encouraging community members, especially males aged between 10 and 24 to come together socially, be part of physical activity and to promote the message of controlled alcohol consumption. David Kerrigan and Andrew Goodman, who work with Queensland Health in Barcaldine, also did health checks on participants during the day. The day was made possible by funding received from Queensland Health (Rural Young Males Alcohol Program) and the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council Community Services program. The RYMA program aims to delay uptake and/or reduce risky and high-risk consumption of alcohol by young males in rural and remote areas. The Blackall RYMA is currently working with Blackall’s Blue Light Association and Blackall-Tambo Regional Council Community Services to organise a motorbike riding safety course in October. Another event is also planned for the Blackall Show in 2009. Organisers Kylie Banks, Lisa Goodman and Lisa

Kings thanked Rod and the men from the Blackall WORC program for their assistance with the setting up and packing up of the project. Other thanks went to the Blackall Kindergarten and Limited Hours Daycare for doing the catering; constable Brent Gerber and Blackall police for their support; Blackall Multipurpose Sport and Recreation Association for its assistance; Charlene Hamblin from the Good Sports Program; Paton Fitzsimons; volunteers who organized the individual sporting games; Qantas; local businesses and organisations for their support; all other sporting sponsors and the volunteers and spectators who attended the event.

--by Lisa Kings

and spectators who attended the event. --by Lisa Kings G rant D aniel Long w ere

G rant D aniel Long w ere thew inning team on the day.

Kings G rant D aniel Long w ere thew inning team on the day. Spectator’s from

Spectator’s from near and far to attend the RYM A day at Blackall.

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AgForce outlines strategy to cut mining/farming conflict

A comprehensive whole-of- government response is urgently needed to address the growing conflict between the booming resources sector and primary industries, with broadacre farm group AgForce outlining proposed solutions in a mining strategy document now with the Queensland government. AgForce president-elect John Cotter said significant improvements are required in government legislation and enforcement of issues arising from dealings with landholders during the earliest stages of exploration through to compensation and resumptions. “This is a complex situation and government involvement is pivotal because of the oversight role key agencies play in terms of permits, licences, bonds, compliance – and because of inadequacies in regulationssuchasinappropriately small bonds and 10 days notice for exploration,” Mr Cotter said. “Issues are handled under legislation which deals separately with petroleum and gas, coal, mineralresourcesandsmallminers and by various agencies such as

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the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Mines and Energy. The inconsistent legislation and enforcement, and actions by individual companies and contractors within the resources sector, create friction with landholders. Mr Cotter said AgForce is seeking better access to government information for landholders about their rights and resource- sector obligations, and assistance in negotiations with resource companies. “Lack of access to independent information leads to unnecessary stress and conflict, which the state government and the resources sector have a duty to avoid. Professional advice with negotiations between landholders and resource companies would avoid legal proceedings and reduce disparities.” AgForce considers that as a minimum, a permanent position needs to be created to work with industry to provide producers with baseline information and assist with negotiations. AgForce supports an enforced legislative uniform code of conduct for the resources sector in dealing with primary producers covering

petroleum and gas, mineral resources and small miners, instead of the various voluntary codes that are neither consistent nor enforced. AgForce is seeking the appointment of an ombudsman for the resources sector because currently there is no agreed arbitrator outside the legal system to deal with disputes and complaints about enforcement from a government agency or resource company. AgForce is also asking the state government to appoint an external person of standing to undertake an independent review of issues such as compensation (including variations within the resources sector in terms of total amounts and process); interagency enforcement activities and the adequacy of various legislative requirements. “Elements of the AgForce strategy, including compensation and legislative change, would take some time for the state government to implement but other elements such as improved landholder access to information could happen almost immediately given the right political will,” Mr Cotter said.

Young outback life on exhibition

Blackall people can get a glimpse into a child’s life on the station when a multimedia exhibition with that name comes to Blackall’s Cultural Centre on Friday, September 12. Presented by Queensland Arts Council’s Ontour onexhibition, it depicts the unique lifestyle of children on Australia’s outback stations and will run until Sunday, October 5, opening between 10 am and 4 pm, Monday to Saturday. Ontour onexhibition manager Susie Bridle said the exhibition shows the special bonds with family, animals and friends that are created by isolation on a station. A Child’s Life on the Station is a collection of photographic images captured by parents and friends. The photographs depict various childhood experiences of both the joy and hardship that come with station life. “Whether you have ever been a

to not appreciate how different life is from the norm for some of these kids: growing up helping mum and dad with the livestock, learning through distance education and swimming in a water trough or having a pet poddie calf,” said Ms Bridle. “This is also one of the first multimedia exhibitions that Ontour onexhibition has toured, where the photographs are complemented by a DVD, which provides the sound of life on the land. “Many of our exhibitions are shown not just in galleries, but also libraries, council foyers, cultural centres, community halls and cafes. Our program supports taking art to where the people are every day so they can see it around them,” she said. Del Wheelhouse is the local contact for the exhibition, and can be contacted on 4657 6638.

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