Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from November 6, 2009

Bob's Clinic Date Is Set; ... but He's Still Short of Money
Byline: Jennifer Chapman A BITTER-SWEET blessing has both touched the hearts and stressed the minds of Bob and Jan Carlson. The well-known Hervey Bay couple have had a long-time prayer of theirs come true but more quickly than they had expected....
Commissioner Calls for Last Drinks; Top Cop Proposes Zero-Alcohol Limit
Byline: Carlie Walker MARYBOROUGH MP Chris Foley fears that cutting the legal blood alcohol limit to zero will punish people who are already sensible. Colin McBride, the owner of the Hideaway Hotel in Tiaro, is concerned that if the limit is...
Court Briefs
Byline: Loretta Bryce Bay man faces drug charges A 30-YEAR-OLD man has been committed to the Supreme Court after police allegedly found two drug labs in his unit and motel room in July. Brad James Finlay was charged with producing and possessing...
Finally I Can Call Fraser Coast Home
Byline: PETER CHAPMAN Editor I don't think many will argue the toss with me when I say that moving house is the worst job in the world. Even though I know that, in the past seven years I have found myself packing up and moving five times. It...
Golden Time in Tasmania
THREE Maryborough women have arrived home from Tasmania with a golden glow. It has nothing to do with the weather either - it was too wet, windy and cold for Myra Reilly, Diane Fraser and Marian Flick to get a tan. The trio all won gold medals...
Go Nutty at Bauple Bash; Fest on Tomorrow
Byline: Jennifer Chapman WHETHER you enjoy them with ice cream, dusted in garlic, coated in toffee or simply raw there is no denying Bauple nuts, more commonly known as macadamia nuts, are a popular Queensland treat. And what better excuse to...
Hear Ye!
WIN TOMBOLA PRIZES: To assist in funding their work with youth, the 2nd Maryborough Girls' Brigade will hold a Christmas Tombola this Saturday at St Mary's Parish Hall, Bazaar Street, Maryborough; doors open noon for a 1pm start; prizes include Christmas...
House Left Grotty; Tenants Vanish without Cleaning
Byline: {Averyll Loft} {Averyll Loft} WHEN Natalie Kildey had her Maryborough home valued in early 2008, she never imagined it would be worth $30,000 to $40,000 less in one year's time. But that's exactly what has happened - and it had nothing...
Is It Closure or Shall We Pursue a Few Spin-Offs?
Seven days ago I braced myself for one more weekend of Fr Paul. The creepy, slightly-deceased priest had become my alter-ego during the past three months as I dared to tread Z-Pac boards once more. His accent has since been confirmed the sexiest...
Maryborough Students Pass Tough Test with Flying Colours
IT WAS a day of triumph for a group of Maryborough school students on the Sunshine Coast. All 14 students from the Maryborough Special School that started the Noosa Special Triathlon finished it. The event consisted of a 200m swim, a 3km bike...
Musos Gear Up to Colour Bay
Byline: Stephen O'Grady While this Sunday's Indie Colour Summer gig is a celebration of the Wide Bay's alternative music scene, it serves also as a reminder of the desire to properly nurture emerging young talent on the Fraser Coast. Bundaberg...
Neglected Animal Problem Too Big for RSPCA to Handle
Byline: Averyll Loft THE RSPCA says it cannot do anything about hundreds of animals that have been found living in disgusting conditions at a Maryborough property - because the situation is out of their league. During a search on Wednesday Inspector...
Reefing in a Plum Role; Bay Actor Doubles for Grantley
Byline: Stephen O'Grady NO SOONER had Leon Anson hung up his Spongebob Squarepants undies after his cracking run in Abstract Nude than he found himself filling the swimming trunks of Underbelly star Gyton Grantley. The Hervey Bay electrician...
Tree Change an Individual Choice
Tree Change markets - how will these be affected by global warming? In the latest rpdata.com Property Pulse, national research director Tim Lawless walks us through a Parliamentary report released last week on global warming and analyses the uncertainty...
Weekend Closures Not on Agenda: Norton
Byline: Stephen O'Grady Claims that the Wide Bay Health Service District had considered closing Maryborough Hospital at weekends have been rejected by its northern cluster manager, Beth Norton. "The health service is always looking at ways to...