June 19, 2013
(Pictured above: Melanie Dunlop encourages anyone with a fear of flying to overcome it with Skydiving.)
By Trish Gallacher
Recent conversations with my friends and peers have brought to my attention the amount of people who are afraid to fly. I for one do not understand this as I have a real crave for travel, especially overseas. My last adventure was to Phuket where I sat an eight hour flight, it left me feeling a bit tired and cranky but the in house movies, video games, great service and munchies on board kept my mind off the long journey.
The 2013 edition of the Laurie Spina Shield, presented by Guildford Coal, will feature a capacity field of 64 under-11 junior rugby league teams to retain its status as one of the biggest carnivals of its kind in the country.
Organised by the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys in honour of their first club captain, this year’s carnival will be held in Townsville on 29-30 June with the grand final teams getting the opportunity to play as a curtain-raiser to the round 16 NRL match between the Cowboys and Cronulla at 1300SMILES Stadium.
Queensland’s Agriculture Minister says he doesn’t think staff numbers at a Government research station in north Queensland contributed to the deaths of 47 cattle last month.
Cattle at Swans Lagoon near Ayr died after they were left in a holding paddock without water following a muster at the station.
Independent MPs Bob Katter, Andrew Wilkie and Nick Xenophon have united to back a law that would force the two big supermarket chains to sell up to half their stores.
Introduced by Mr Katter on Monday, the bill would require any chain with more than 20 per cent of the market to divest the extra stores over six years.
Pictured: SOLD – This picnic table was sold on the E-village Classifieds.
By Danielle Rice
Having trouble selling an unwanted item? Or want your social event to be seen? Charters Towers E-village are now inviting you to add your classifieds for FREE.
FEDERAL independent MPs have launched fresh efforts to rein in the two big supermarkets by forcing them to sell businesses and reduce their market power.
Bob Katter, with the support of fellow MPs Nick Xenophon and Andrew Wilkie, introduced a bill on Monday that would force Woolworths and Coles to sell businesses over the next six years until they controlled less than 20 per cent of the market.
PRODUCERS have decided a meatworks must be established in the North West to help the industry transition away from live exports but the most-suited town for the facility remains under contention.
Pictured: (L-R) Ten Days In The Towers President Pat Ives presents Nikki Power (centre) with her winning photograph proudly donated by Prickle Patch Photolab.
By Trish Gallacher
Nominations in the annual competition have been extended to this Friday June 21, 2013.
Join in the spirit of Ten Days in the Towers this year and enter our Photographic Competition. Entry is open to everyone and is unlimited in number of entries but photos must have taken during the event to reflect the theme “Digging for Gold” and symbolize the people, an event or a happening during this period.
The Burdekin Shire Council will next week begin using more intrusive methods in an effort to disperse flying foxes from Home Hill’s Lloyd Mann Park.
Environment and Health Manager Tracy Jensen said the trimming of trees and use of bright lights had reduced the number of flying foxes from about 1000 down to about 200.
Now, the 67-year-old community nurse and midwife from Barcaldine in central Queensland is competing on horses at campdrafts and stockman challenges across Queensland, including the recent Horse of the North event in Charters Towers.
Stephanie attributes her ability to learn horsemanship mainly by DVDs and books to her “sheer determination” and the “school of hard knocks”.
THE hype around the Cloncurry and District Canine Club’s Triple Header Championship Show for Dogs is building, with entries having doubled since last year.
By Penney Wilson
This morning, 14th June, Shane Knuth visited with the Charters Towers 60 and Better Program to present them with their very own Queensland Flag. Shane kindly donated the Australian Flag to the 60 and Better Program in time for their ANZAC Day luncheon and promised to order a Queensland Flag for them as well. As Shane’s valuable assistant Verna explained, getting hold of the Queensland Flag meant going through a few channels to obtain one.
Wednesday night will see the final round of Netball as it comes to a halt for three weeks, over the school holiday period. Due to some school commitments, some teams have had to change their game times and days to endeavour to ensure their rounds are complete.