The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Articles from April 8, 2011

Aussie Film Is a Real Scream
Byline: David Sparkes JUSTIN Bellini is a young man chasing a dream. The Tannum Sands resident is under no illusions about the hard yards needed to snare a career in the film industry and he is ready to go out and get it. So it seems appropriate...
Broncos Prop Engaged in Groin Battle
BRISBANE representative prop Sam Thaiday admits the ongoing battle with a groin injury has taken the edge off his power game this season. Brisbane needs Thaiday, who has been pushed into the front-row with fellow representative prop Ben Hannant,...
Bucket List a Truly Worthwhile Exercise
Byline: ALLEN WINTER observer.com.au REMEMBER that great movie The Bucket List? It's one of my favourite yarns. Not because it starred Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, but more because Morgan had spent a fair bit of time creating his bucket...
Disrespect Is Not a Winner
I'M a footy nut. Despite having worked closely with the game for more than three decades, I still watch most NRL matches each weekend. And while nothing compares with being at the ground and absorbing the atmosphere, the TV coverage these days is...
Easter Tourism Dollars Flow; Qld's Back in Business: Caravanners Hit Highway, Free Travel for 500 Backpackers
Byline: Liz Carson Liz.Carson@gladstoneobserver.com.au EASTER Co the traditional boom time for tourism Co could be the saviour for tourism operators in the Gladstone region this year. Some places are already booked out and many are reporting...
Festival to Showcase Talents of Gladstone Region Dancers
Dance Showcase GLADSTONE Dance Festival is a non-profit organisation that each year showcases the talent of our young local dancers. The festival is open only to dancers in the Gladstone regional. The dancers, aged between 3 and 18 years of age,...
Live Free Walk; Raising Money to Help Teens
Byline: KELLI DOWNEY TOMORROW Sandy James will be lacing up her shoes for a worthy cause. A pastor with the Boyne Tannum Christian Church, Mrs James is co-ordinating the 2011 Teen Challenge Live Free Walk for the Gladstone region. It is the...
Manny's Boat the Hot Topic; CONTINUOUS NOVEL - DUSTY - EPISODE 45
RED compliments me on my interview technique with Max Cash. She also suggests a flesh-coloured bra, not the red one I'm wearing, would be more suitable under a white business shirt. I imagine Red only owns flesh-coloured bras. She has no idea. Back...
Organic the Way to Go; Couple Builds Up Chemical-Free Farm as a Nest Egg for the Future
CHEMICALS have always been a problem for Terry Smith so she and her husband were bound to go organic. Their property at Avondale, just north of Bundaberg, is really no more that a hobby farm but everything on it grows on organic principles and that...
Raiders Eyeing Players for Battle
ONE band of spectators will be keeping a close eye on what happens on the field this weekend, rather than the scoreboard, in Gladstone District Rugby League matches. With a wealth of talent to pick from, Gladstone Raiders selectors will be pencilling...
Seagulls, Valleys on the Rebound; Teams Aiming for Redemption during Feast of Footy at Calliope
Byline: Simon Crase ALL roads lead to Bunting Field at Calliope tomorrow for a feast of footy, which promises to have more sizzle than a hotplate full of snags. Valleys play Brothers in both grades, Woorabinda plays Tannum Sands Seagulls in the...
SHARP RAZORBACKS; Five Gladstone Players Make Queensland Touch Cut for NSW Showdown
Byline: Sam Darroch QUEENSLAND touch teams will again boast a strong Gladstone contingent this year. Of the eight Razorbacks players who trialled in South Pine last month, five were selected to take on New South Wales in June. Veteran state...
Skydiving Is Next on to Do List for Makiri
Byline: KERRI-ANNE MESNER MOST people leave writing up and carrying out a bucket list until they are in their 70s, but not Makiri Perkinson. With her 70th birthday just around the corner, Mrs Perkinson has already organised something for this...
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