The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Articles from April 23, 2009

Anglers Snare Great Prizes at Seaforth
Byline: Bruce McKean bruce.mckean@dailymercury.com.au EMERALD angler Glen Horn made a visit to Reef Marine on Monday morning to collect his $9000 boat package which he won by entering the Seaforth Fishing Classic. His prize included a Blue Fin...
Beat Flu to Punch with Vaccine Shot
Byline: Bianca Clare bianca.clare@dailymercury.com.au FEELING feverish and suffering from a dry cough, muscle pains, a headache or sore throat? Then forget about coming into work today. That's the message Dr Fiona Millard, of the Mackay Division...
Bikie on Police Spitting Charge
Byline: Bruce Mckean bruce.mckean@dailymercury.com.au COFFIN Cheater James Garland swapped his leathers for a suit and tie when he faced the District Court in Mackay yesterday on a charge of spitting in the face of a police officer. Garland,...
Daily Highway Dangers
I LIVE at the new Cuttersfield Estate in South Mackay. I have two children aged 14 and 11, who travel on the Mackay Transit Coaches to Whitsunday Anglican School. As you may be aware, there is a lot of roadwork being undertaken along this stretch...
Draws and Results
Lawn bowls DISTRICT PENNANT RESULTS ROUND 5. Division 1: City 1, Suburban 5; Nthn Beaches 5, Nth. Mackay 1. Division 2: Proserpine 6, Nth. Mackay 0; Mackay 5, Suburban 1. Division 3: Seaforth 1, Marian 5; Nthn. Beaches 5, Sarina 1. ...
Get Ready to Take Things Up a Gear in June
WHILE their latest record Sharing Space is working hard for them in Europe and the UK, gaining rave reviews from music press and fans alike, the Cog boys have been busily putting the finishing touches on their national Between Oceans Tour 2009. ...
Hospital Smokers Told to Butt Out
Byline: Bianca Clare bianca.clare@dailymercury.com.au SMOKING in the bus shelter outside the Mackay Base Hospital on Bridge Road will be stubbed out as Queensland Health turns up the heat using anti-smoking laws. Mackay Base Hospital acting executive...
{'I'M SORRY I STOLE FROM YOUR KIDS'} {I'm Sorry I Stole from Your Children }
Byline: Bruce Mckean bruce.mckean@dailymercury.com.au KERRI Stephens made a public apology to the AFL community yesterday for stealing $14,678 to support her family after being struck by last year's February 15 floods. A devastated Ms Stephens...
Kokoda Pilgrimage Honouring Anzacs
Byline: Cait Bester cait.bester@dailymercury.com.au A SEARCH for the Anzac spirit took six Mackay men on a coast-to-coast crossing of PNG and its Owen Stanley Range. They covered the 271km on foot in 16 days, starting from the national capital,...
Prospects for Coal Uncertain
Byline: Owen Jacques owen.jacques@dailymercury.com.au THE region's miners have spent the past three months living with uncertainty and as the mining giants release their first quarterly reports for the year, it looks like the worrying goes right...
Rumbel Jail Term Suspended
Byline: Bruce Mckean bruce.mckean@dailymercury.com.au LOOK closely at the X-rays of Lain Wyper's foot and you'll see some of the 43 shotgun pellets that can not be removed by surgery. He was celebrating his 18th birthday party at the Colston...
Teacher Shares His Critical Knowledge
Byline: Bianca Clare bianca.clare@dailymercury.com.au HEALTH professionals in the Mackay district will have the opportunity to boost their emergency treatment skills by attending a critical care seminar hosted by a renowned educator. The course,...
These Blokes Walk into a Bar
AFTER the recent controversy surrounding the sacking of Mackay Turf Club staff for allegedly "drinking on the job", one of Fatty's spies was a bit taken aback to see their raceday replacements standing around the bar at last week's TAB meeting at Ooralea....
Today in History
TODAY is Thursday, April 23, the 113th day of 2009. There are 252 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: * 303- Death of St George, the patron saint of England. * 1014- High King of Ireland Brian Boru is killed repelling...
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