The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Articles from January 30, 2009

Academy Celebrates 20 Years
THIS year will mark the 20th anniversary for the Australian Shaolin Kempo Kung Fu Academy in Toowoomba Senior instructor of the school sifu Ross Walters said the academy had weathered the changes and challenges of the past two decades and was still...
Apprentices Build Skills for a Head Start in Jobs
THE current skills shortage in Australia makes this year an excellent time to gain skills by starting an apprenticeship or traineeship. Apprenticeships and traineeships allow you to gain hands on skills, experience and knowledge through a combination...
Aussie Public Backs Dokic
SOMETIMES, even when you lose you win. Australian tennis was in the doldrums without a hope after the first few rounds of the Open. Then the prodigal daughter returned. Jelena Dokic, the off-again, on-again Australian with the deeply troubled...
Bikies' Reception at Hotel 'Un-Australian'; Motorcycle Club {Lsquo}totally Bewildered and Upset'
Byline: Jim Campbell jim.campbell @thechronicle.com.au WITHCOTT motorbike rider Peter Jackson and his friend Ron Germain were shocked when they were refused entry into a Bundaberg hotel over the Australia Day weekend "because they were Australian"....
City's Climate Prevents Dengue Virus Striking
Byline: Maree Butterworth maree.butterworth @thechronicle.com.au MOSQUITOES in Toowoomba are annoying, but luckily they will not be carrying the dengue virus because of our climate. Darling Downs Population Health Unit medical officer Dr Neil...
Creativity Flows at Art Society Classes
THE Toowoomba Art Society's popular children's art classes are back in 2009 with local artist and teacher Anne O'Sullivan. The two traditional lower and upper primary classes will continue to run on Saturday mornings, with a new Thursday afternoon...
Dancers Look Forward to '09
TRADITIONAL dance school Southbrook Irish Dance Studio are celebrating their 10th birthday in 2009, and are already looking forward to a busy year. "We are proud to continue our tradition of providing quality Irish dancing, ballet and singing tuition...
Field Enjoys Busy Break
Byline: Jennifer Huxley jennifer.huxley@thechronicle.com.au A LOSS to New South Wales in the Greg Norman State of Origin golf competition has left Toowoomba golfer Zoe Field feeling anything but blue. The 15-year-old spent her summer holidays...
Former Mayor Pours Heat on New Council
Byline: Lacey Burley lacey.burley @thechronicle.com.au FORMER Mayor Clive Berghofer has labelled the new Toowoomba Regional Council "extravagant" and incapable of making important decisions. Mr Berghofer, who served 20 years on the city council...
Jobseekers Brush Up on {Lsquo}soft Skills'
AS the effects of the global financial crisis unfold in 2009, one thing is certain: more people will be looking for work. However, only those who are well prepared will be employed in the competitive market with its increasing jobseeker pool. ...
Markets' Future Up in the Air
Byline: Jim Campbell jim.campbell@thechronicle.com.au STALLHOLDERS of the popular Wilsonton Undercover Markets will have to wait at least three months before they can begin to earn any income from their stalls again. Markets manager Les Clark...
Orford Couple Celebrate Milestone Anniversary
Byline: Joanne Marsh joanne.marsh @thechronicle.com.au WHEN John Orford decided to take a sojourn overseas, after finishing his apprenticeship, he left a young lady, Glenda Carroll, heartbroken in Toowoomba. Luckily for John, Glenda was patient...
Passion for Game Leads to Honours; Harch Prepares for Matildas Return
Byline: Jennifer Huxley jennifer.huxley @thechronicle.com.au TOOWOOMBA soccer product Lana Harch admits she may never get rich playing for her country, but wearing the green and gold will always come before money. Luckily, the Matildas player...
School Fast-Tracks Hairdressing Career; Students Complete Their Certificate III after One Year of Learning
WHY wait when you want to be a hairdresser? You can make yourself much more appealing to employers if you have all your formal training complete and can cut, colour, perm and style with confidence. From mature aged students to school-leavers,...
Showgirl Kicks off Season with Trip to Stanthorpe Event
Byline: Roseanne Schefe OVER the last 10 months Stephanie Cook has sashed plenty of winners, judged a few of them too and taken tea with the Queensland Governor at Government House. The current Miss Darling Downs Showgirl will pass on her crown...
SMS Your View
* Bill Cahill you are just point scoring you are still using ratepayers money to give to a charity of your choice we give to charities, You should have just said no * The donation of Bill Cahill's was his amalgamation bonus. He is still getting...
Speedy Sisters Win at Lithgow; Whitleys Show Class in All-Female Event
Byline: Cameron Leslie cameronl @thechronicle.com.au TOOWOOMBA karting sisters Victoria and Alexandra Whitley featured prominently in an all-female event at Lithgow last weekend. Almost 90 female kart drivers took part in the event, aimed at...
Super Profits Keep Fast Food Outlets Smiling; December a Big Month
Byline: Maree Butterworth maree.butterworth @thechronicle.com.au FAST FOOD is big business in Toowoomba but it is not just global results for fast food giant McDonald's that are reaching big numbers. While McDonald's announced this week that...
Whinging Rises with Mercury
NOVAK Djokovic is a big sook. And Belarus's Victoria Azarenka and Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis aren't much better. As hot as Melbourne is right now, it doesn't excuse a tirade of whinging from a number of Australian Open competitors. Djokovic...