Kudos Goes to Miners

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Cherith Weis

Gracemere

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THIS week, the town of Blackwater is highlighted with a fundraising effort for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Paul Barnard, Mine Challenge chairperson at the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland, recently attended the inaugural BMA Blackwater Mine Business Excellence Award night in Blackwater. Mr Barnard presented the Business Excellence within Community and Fundraising award to Blackwater Mine administration assistant Pam McGorrery.

He also presented the Leukaemia Foundation's Mine Challenge Shield to the mine for being the highest fundraising mine in Queensland as part of this year's World's Greatest Shave Mine Challenge. The site raised just over $39,000 which also earned them state and national trophies for being on the Top 30 fundraisers list in Queensland and Australia.

He said he looked forward to working with the mine again during the 2011 World's Greatest Shave Mine Challenge

Registrations are now open for World's Greatest Shave 2011. Visit worldsgreatest shave.com for more details.

The 2011 World's Greatest Shave is on from March 10 to 12.

For more information, contact Lisa Jackson, Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland communications officer, on 3318 4422 or email ljackson@leukaemia. org.au

QCWA awardedfederal grant

THE Queensland Country Women's Association has been awarded a $4000 Federal Community Heritage Grant to have archival material held by the association assessed for its national significance.

The grant was announced at the National Library of Australia in Canberra on November 9.

In addition, QCWA archivist Norma Lovelace attended a three-day intensive preservation and collection management workshop at the National Library, the National Archives of Australia, the National Museum of Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra.

State president Marian Mudra said the grant was important in supporting the efforts to preserve the QCWA history since 1922.

This particular grant will be used for assessment of QCWA's collection for its national significance.

Gracemere party for Christmas

THE Gracemere QCWA Branch will hold a Christmas Morning Tea on December 2 in the Gracemere Guide's headquarters, James Street. Doors open at 9.30 for a 10am start.

Admission is just $2 with a lucky door prize. There will be a multi-draw and a money board. Entertainment by the Bouldercombe Singers. Please book with Eunice on 4933 1525; Cindy on 4933 3105; or Margaret on 4933 4128.

Christmascent sale

THE North Rockhampton QCWA is holding a Christmas cent sale at Archer Street hall on December 14 at 9. …