The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Articles from December 24, 2011

10; Things to Do This Weekend
2 Last minute gift shopping Selected shopping centres Today WORRIED you've left your Christmas shopping too late? Never fear, Riverlink Shopping Centre and Redbank Plaza are open today. Christmas Eve trading hours for Riverlink are...
Alfie's Skills Still Razor-Sharp PHANTOM CALL; Origin Legend Always Home Town Hero
OLD footballers never die, they just get fat and slow Co or do they? Allan C[pounds sterling]Alfie'' Langer made a guest appearance at the Ipswich Jets touch football evening on Wednesday and for a moment there the Walker brothers may have been...
Audi Takes on the A[euro][approximately]big Boys' A6 Packs Grunt with Style
HOW things have changed for Audi. Five years ago the four-rings were still nipping at the heels of their German counterparts. Nowadays, they're firing with the big guns. Sales have gone gangbusters and Audi, the brand once scoffed at as a non-contender...
Bleiberg Offers Kind Words for Roar Rival
FOOTBALL: Even Miron Bleiberg, coach of the last-placed Gold Coast, is feeling sorry for Brisbane Roar mentor Ange Postecoglou ahead of their Boxing Day A-League derby at Skilled Park. Gold Coast United's Bleiberg admits the timing couldn't have...
Carrying a Family Tradition; Peter Foley Visits an Ipswich Icon
Byline: PHOTOS: Claudia Baxter IT'S the eyes that strike you first about brother and sister David and Bridget McLean, even before their welcoming smiles invite you closer. David's clear pale blues and Bridget's steel blues a and those smiles...
Christmas Is Hard Work for These Guys; Meet the Dedicated Workers Who Give Their Time for Others
Byline: Andrew korner andrew.korner@qt.com.au AS YOU sit down to enjoy Christmas lunch with your family tomorrow, spare a thought for the Ipswich people who are giving the ultimate gift this year a their time. Each year hundreds of Ipswich residents...
Churn out Kitchen Aids; with Food Writer Anastasia Vlastaras
ON DECEMBER 27, yes on Tuesday, I turn the ripe old age of 21 and as the apparent milestone approaches, I have been asked by all sorts of people what gift I would like to celebrate the anniversary of my birth. It has also led to lots of these people...
Concern over Spike in Drink-Drive Numbers; Police on High Alert to Prevent More Unnecessary Deaths
Byline: Andrew Korner andrew.korner@qt.com.au POLICE are pleading with Ipswich motorists to avoid the booze if they are planning on driving this Christmas. With their festive season campaign already in full swing, Ipswich traffic branch Senior...
Dash in Outlandish Sleigh
IT is impossible to escape Christmas and all its trappings. The big guy in the red suit and his doey-eyed reindeer enjoy top billing whether you are popping in to the shops for a few groceries, having the tyres changed on the car or even waiting in...
Forecasters Predicting Mixed Bag of Weather Conditions
WHEN deciding what to wear on Christmas Day Ipswich residents should consider this a forecasters predict conditions will be neither naughty nor nice. Confused? Don't worry, just dress for some clouds, some sunshine, some wind, some rain, a bit...
Full Steam Ahead after Testing Willowbank Year
AFTER what he describes as C[pounds sterling]the worst year in Willowbank's historyC[yen], Raceway general manager Steve Bettes can't wait to put 2011 behind him. As the rain fell, and fell, and fell in early January, the signs all pointed to a...
Ghosts of Ages Past Still Felt at Cemetery; Bluestone Betty Well Known to the Locals
Byline: REBECCA LYNCH Rebecca.Lynch@qt.com.au WATCH out Casper, Pine Mountain has its own friendly ghost. Bluestone Betty has been haunting the overgrown pioneers' cemetery and nearby Bluestone Corner on Pine Mountain Rd for more than a century....
Hampershittheroad; Big Effort Assures Needy Families of a Cheerful Christmas
Byline: KIERAN BANKS kieran.banks@qt.com.au THE Christmas hampers donated to Ipswich families will be en route today in the final stage of the QT's Adopt-a-Family Appeal. All the gifts and goodies have been parcelled up and are ready to be delivered...
Ipswich Mourned Jeff McLean
IPSWICH lost one of its greatest and proudest ambassadors with the death of renowned sportsman (a former Wallabies international player) and popular businessman, Jeff McLean. As word of his death spread around the city last August, tributes flowed....
New Trust Set Up to Finance City Building; Nine-Storey Office Tower on Bell and Brisbane Sts Corner
Byline: PETER FOLEY peter.foley@qt.com.au INVESTMENT company Cromwell Property Group has launched a property trust to finance the construction of the new city heart centrepiece. It was announced earlier this month that Cromwell bought the stage...
Plants a Part of Xmas Tradition; Poinsettias, Holly, Mistletoe and Others
Byline: Gardening with Chelsea Van Rijn CHRISTMAS Eve, what a wonderful day. I think for me it's a little better than Christmas Day. There is the anticipation and excitement about tomorrow, the joy that can hardly be contained on the kids' faces,...
Prizemoney Behind Poor Noms; Botra Needs to Be Santato Increase Track Support
IT'S that time of year again, the season to be jolly. And, as 2011 winds down, we are still plagued by TAB meetings going on with six or seven races, rather than the specified eight. As usual, the non-TAB fixtures run full cards with massive...
Proud History of Publishing; City's Link with Newspaper Ventures Goes Back to 1855
Byline: Times Past with Beryl Johnston THE first issue of the aIpswich Heralda which later became The Queensland Times, was July 4, 1859. There had been an earlier paper, aThe North Australiana, first issued on Tuesday, October 2, 1855, but its...
ROBERTS BIG HIT FOR AUSSIE UNIT; World All-Stars Provide Ideal Challenge
Byline: JAY BUCHAN LOOKING along the dugout bench on Wednesday, Josh Roberts counted four or five teammates who have played in the US Major League. But it is not the sort of thing that fazes the Ipswich and Brisbane slugger as his subsequent...
Samoan Tattoos Badges of Honour; to Start and Not Finish the Full-Body Tattoo Process Would Bring Shame to a Samoan Family, Says Shirley Sinclair
TAP, tap, tap, tap, tap. Pause. Wipe. Brace. Tap, tap, tap. The unmistakable wood-on-wood sound stops momentarily as white-gloved hands use a cloth to wipe away excess ink and blood. This is old-school tattooing Co tattooing the way the...
Season of Cruel Blows and Counting Blessings; You Can SMS Your Opinions to Us on 0407 088 442. Please Remember to Include Your Name and Suburb
'TIS the season to be cruel. My daughter is a solo parent and suffers epilepsy. Inadvertently after being transported to hospital after a horrific seizure and two days before Christmas, a door of her home was left open and some type of person helped...
Super Year on and off Track for Elite Brigade; District Club Underpins Abundant Talent
Byline: DAVID LEMS WHAT a year for the Ipswich & District Athletic Club. From club stalwart Vic Pascoe being named Citizen of the Year to Glen Yarham collecting the prestigious QT City of Ipswich Sport Star of the Year award, it was a memorable...
Wedded Bliss Comes in a Premium BMW Package
CRUISE CONTROL Grant Edwards HAPPY wife, happy life. It's a worthwhile adage to live by for those who are in matrimonial bliss. After leaving the driveway, followed by the bride in our aging family wagon, a text message promptly appeared....
WE'RE FACING AXMAS CRISIS More People Than Ever Seeking Help: Salvos; Salvos Swamped by Needy
Byline: Paul Smeaton Paul.Smeaton@qt.com.au CHARITIES in Ipswich say they are being stretched to the limit by demand for their help this holiday season. January's floods placed a huge burden on the city's community services throughout 2011 and...
Wish-List Gives Hope to Ipswich Sport Stars
Passing the BUCK with Jay Buchan NOW if Santa lives up to his end of the bargain this year (it hasn't happened since I was about eight), I'll have a new back and knees, get a big pay rise and season media passes to next year's Gabba Test,...
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