Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Articles from November 18, 2009

Angels Hit out of the Ball Park; Incas Shine in Hervey Bay and Maryborough
Byline: Richard Harvey ONE CLUB failed to live up to its name in round six of the Hervey Bay Softball Association women's competition. The Allstrong Angels failed to get on the board against the high-flying Incas and crashed to an 18-0 defeat...
Bright Idea to Recycle Low Energy Bulbs
Byline: Jennifer Chapman LOW ENERGY light bulbs continue to replace their environmentally damaging cousins on store shelves yet the Fraser Coast is ill-prepared to look after their disposal. Transition Town Hervey Bay founder Maggie John says...
Check on Deck before You Deck the Halls
WHEN a timber deck collapsed at Morayfield, north of Brisbane, last month, about 15 people had been attending a wake. The event ended with seven people being injured and taken to hospital. Last year Brisbane woman Annette Spencer died after a...
Community Plants Seeds of Shared Natural Haven
BIG DREAMS are slowly coming to fruition at River Heads. Three-hundred-and-fifty plants have gone on to the reserve off Seafarer Drive this year and if Federal Government funding comes through another 750 species will be added next year. Walking...
Family Loses All as Timber Home Burns in a Minute
Byline: Jocelyn Watts HER HAIR and eyebrows are singed and her elbow bandaged but Billeena Chapman of Tiaro cried tears of joy yesterday as she hugged her five children knowing they were safe. It was mixed emotions as the shock of losing the...
JOHN BOWLS IN TO SEE QUEENSLAND WIN TITLE; Pialba Member Helps Leave His National Rivals Green with Envy
Byline: Richard Harvey HERVEY Bay's John Walker is on a winning roll - literally. The 62-year-old member of the Pialba Bowls Club is feeling great right now after helping Queensland win a national title in Tasmania. Walker was a member of...
Make It Uncool to Jump
THE COUNCIL is pleading with young people to stop endangering their lives by jumping off the Hervey Bay jetties. Youth development officer Sue Lawler said there had been a spate of injuries to young people jumping off Torquay jetty recently and...
News Briefs
Don't price them out COUNCIL building work throughout the region is at risk of not being carried out if trunk infrastructure contributions fall off significantly, councillor Gerard O'Connell has warned. He said the Fraser Coast council had to...
News Briefs
Get in the safety zone IF YOU are worried about the safety of school zones now is your chance to have your say. The LNP has released a discussion paper encouraging Fraser Coast residents to offer advice about how they would like school zone safety...
Super Human Performance
Byline: Richard Harvey IT'S NOT double Dutch although it may sound like it. A team of Maryborough school students will be doing their best to make Maryborough proud in Maryborough this weekend - Maryborough Victoria that is. St Mary's College...
The Body Is Showing Signs of Wear and Tear
Byline: PETER CHAPMAN Editor I went to the doctor's yesterday to have yet another possible skin cancer cut out. Fortunately so far none have proved life threatening but it's a risk you just can't take. My folly as a young lad neglecting to...
Visitor Not-So Super; Snake in Investment Files
Byline: Kristy Martin DEBORAH Hannam got the fright of her life when a sneaky serpent slithered into her superannuation files on Monday. Visiting her stockbroker in Hervey Bay, the Maryborough resident produced an archive box with all her files...

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