Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from August 7, 2012

Club Making It Easy to Become Computer-Savvy
KEEPING in touch with family members by email or Skype is something Barbara Shearman wants to do, that is why she is learning to use a computer with the Australian Pensioner and Superannuants League computer class. aI've been using a laptop for...
Coast Talent Dons Maroon
Byline: GRIFFITH THOMAS REP HONOURS Fraser Coast players named in Queensland Country sides. Boys' under-12: Ethan Howat and Jacob Advaney. Under-13: Bill Hobbs, Aidan Ward and Michael Wells. Under-14: Ryan Palmer and Thomas Schulz ...
Daniel's Dad Bruce Says Past Year's Been Wasted; Family Longs for Return of Son's Remains
Byline: Rae Wilson, APN Newsdesk AS ANNIVERSARIES near for the news that sent shockwaves through the Morcombe family, Bruce Morcombe feels the past year has been awasteda. As Mr Morcombe waited yesterday for a magistrate to set down a directions...
Fraser Coast's Public Proposal; Hot Shot Asks for Hand in Marriage on Billboard
Byline: Roderick Makim TOP 5 MOVIE PROPOSALS Gone With the Wind a Rhett woos Scarlett with the immortal words, aI can't go all my life waiting to catch you between husbands.a Love Actually a Jamie Bennett (Colin Firth) falls so hard for his...
From the Web
Govt cuts hurting Fraser aged care IT IS always the way: the most vulnerable in the country are the first ones to feel the penny-pinching at all government levels. It is simply disgusting to see the way governments treat these people, and there...
Funding and Patient Care Conflict Alleged; Do Savings Put Patients in Jeopardy?
MAT NOTT mat.nott@frasercoastchronicle.com.au BY SOME measures, the Fraser Coast is the sickest region in Queensland and getting sicker. People admitted to our hospitals arrive with more pre-existing medical conditions than in any other...
HIGHWAY FIREBALL Truck Explosion to Close Highway Again Today as Damage Is Repaired
Byline: clementine norton A TRUCK driver had a miraculous escape after his truck carrying 30,000 litres of diesel and unleaded petrol clipped a guard rail 3km north of Maryborough and rolled into a ditch. The driver smashed a window with a fire...
Lazy Acres Sale Ignites Comments
SATURDAY'S front page letter to Premier Campbell Newman over the proposed sale of the Lazy Acres Caravan Park achieved two things. One it prompted a response from the Premier and secondly it ignited the loudest series of online comments we have...
New Pointers for Growing Older; There Are Many Handy Devices for Daily Life
MORE than 90% of Australians want to age in their own home and they could do this with a variety of technological advancements without compromising their health. Kindle KINDLE, growing in popularity, is an e-Reader device on which you can read...
News Briefs
Child, 5, killed byreversing vehicle A YOUNG boy is dead after he was struck by a reversing vehicle at a Glenwood property on Sunday night. The five-year-old was run over about 5.50pm and died at the scene shortly afterwards. The Forensic...
News Briefs
Transport program gets green light THE council has received almost $40,000 in funding to deliver an Active Transport to Schools program on the Fraser Coast. The program aCo funded by the Department of Communities: Sport and Recreation Active...
Parksaleputsresidentsinlimbo
MITCH CRAWLEY mitch.crawley@frasercoastchronicle.com.au WHEN Tracey Brown opened a letter from the government last week telling her Lazy Acres Caravan Park would soon be sold, she was shattered. Less than nine months ago Ms Brown was forced...
Premier's Promise Gets a Cautious Welcome; "If These End Up Not Being Caravan Parks Down the Track, the Commitment Is to Every One of These 300 Current Residents A[euro]" We Will Look after Them," the Premier Said. "We're Committed to Help Them Find Either Private Accommodation or Public Housing."
Peter Chapman peter.chapman@frasercoastchronicle.com.au PREMIER Campbell Newman's quick response to the Fraser Coast Chronicle's front page letter has been cautiously received by the residents of Lazy Acres. Knowing that they now have the...
Right Time of Cycle to Invest
DONNA PICTON THE past five years has been a difficult period for investors exposed to growth assets such as shares and property. After such a lengthy period of poor returns it is natural for investors to doubt their investment strategies....
The London Line-Up; WINNING an Olympic Gold Medal Is the Pinnacle of Athletes' Careers as It Proves They Are the Best in the World
THE Olympics Games are the pinnacle of sporting achievement. To represent your country on the biggest sporting stage is a great achievement in itself but to win an Olympic medal is the stuff of dreams. It is recognition and reward for all the hard...
Wake Up Call for Arrogant Italians; Aussies Unite as Team
ON THURSDAY, we played against Bulgaria, which is ranked ninth in the world. We lost 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-22), yet more disappointing than losing was the way we played. In each set, we got a great start and had a nice lead early on. I would...
Woman Strips Court's Patience
Byline: Kristy Martin A WOMAN who allegedly attacked police after stripping off during a random doorstop has appeared in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court. Tanya Kay Atkins, is facing seven counts of assault/obstruct police and two of damaging police...