The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Articles from May 7, 2009

Domestic Violence Victims Thought Of
Byline: Amy Glass A SOLEMN ceremony honouring all those who have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence took place in Gladstone yesterday. Close to 50 people gathered at Woolworths Square to mark Domestic Violence Remembrance Day 2009,...
Gladstone Soccer Stars Are Rising in the CQ Representative Program
Byline: Nathan Paull AN army of budding Gladstone soccer stars will invade Rockhampton at the weekend to take part in the Central Queensland Representative Program. Gladstone Region Director of Coaching, John Sunderland, said 154 kids from Gladstone...
GLOS Brings Mystery to The
GLADSTONE residents will be able to watch a mystery unfold and be there for when it's solved in the latest entertainment package offered by some of the area's top performers. Gladstone Light Opera Society (GLOS) Comedy Players' theatre restaurant...
Hewitt Adds to Impressive CV after Notching 500th Win on ATP
LLEYTON Hewitt has added another rare milestone to his career CV with his 500th match win on the ATP Tour. Hewitt's gritty 6-2 6-7 (2-7) 7-6 (10-8) victory over German Philipp Petzschner in the opening round of the German Open elevated Australia's...
Man Has Jail Term Reduced on an Appeal; Violent Home Invader Wins Appeal for Six-Month Reduction of Sentence
Byline: Amy Glass A GLADSTONE man jailed for his involvement in a violent home invasion has won an appeal against his 42-month jail sentence. Jason William Fleming, 20, was jailed in November last year after he pleaded guilty to burglary with...
Masterly Display at Swimming Champs; Gladstone Gropers Grab a Deep Bag Full of Medals
Byline: Nathan Paull THEY came, they swam, they conquered. Three Gladstone Gropers Masters Swim Club members left for the State and National Master's Championships - run concurrently - in Brisbane last week and returned with 15 medals between...
News Briefs
Boyne school shortlisted A PROGRAM aimed at getting local students up and active before the school bell rings has been shortlisted as a Healthy Queensland Award Entrant. Boyne Island State School's 'Move It Groove It' program was recently announced...
One Man's Quest to Save 'Chinglish'
Byline: Peter Harmsen of AFP BEIJING, AFP - Oliver Radtke says he first discovered the odd and wonderful world of Chinglish in 2000 in a Shanghai cab, where he saw a curious sign reading: "Don't forget to carry your thing." Nine years later,...
Putting It on the Line - and in Hole
ON Monday 18th May we have a number of trainee professionals coming to Gladstone Golf Club to take part in the augural Trainee event to be held outside the metro area this year. The event will start off on Sunday afternoon with the trainees holding...
{Regional Art's} {a Winner}
RADF grants THE Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) will host a Cheque Presentation Ceremony on the Library Square stage at 5.30pm tomorrow. Cr Gail Sellers, Deputy Mayor Gladstone Region will be presenting the cheques at the...
Round-Up of Rodeo Sports Fun for All
Miriam Vale news by Sylvia Dickenson MIRIAM Vale Rodeo's open sports day will start at 8am on Saturday, May 30 at the Miriam Vale rodeo grounds. There will be five events including barrels, bending, flags, scudda ho and figure eight. Anyone...
Show Highlights Spielberg's Life
Spielberg On Spielberg on ABC1, Sunday, May 10 at 8.30pm AT THE end of the 20th Century, Life magazine named him the most influential person of his generation, and last year he was listed in Premiere magazine as the most 'powerful' and 'influential'...
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re unfair dad it is the kids that suffer but its not just the kids from the previous relatioship its the kids from the new 1, im a step mum nd y shuold dads have to suffer when it wasnt his fault it broke down, my hubby was at times suicidedle, she...
SoccerMum
WE'RE in the grips of Wiggly fever. It's been three long months since the tickets went on sale, but finally the big day is upon us. Those without children might not understand. This is bigger than Madonna announcing she's going to drop into...
Students Become 'Scientists for a Day'
Byline: KELLI DOWNEY BOYNE-TANNUM WITH Bunsen burners roaring and test tubes being popped, students from across Boyne Island, Tannum Sands and Benaraby relished the opportunity to become a 'Scientist for a Day'. Hosted as part of an extended...
Tannum Sausage King Snags Silver
Byline: KELLI DOWNEY TANNUM butcher Brendon Wilson has 'snag-ged' success again at the annual Sausage King Competition. The owner of Tannum Meats proved he has some of the tastiest sausage (snag) selections in the region after walking away with...
Tannum Team Set for 'Winter Work'
Byline: Nathan Paull THEIR season may be over, but their hard work is showing no signs of slowing down. The Tannum Sands surf boat team, which competed at the national titles last month and held its awards evening recently, is now turning its...
Teens Stranded by Tide
Byline: KELLI DOWNEY BOYNE-TANNUM THEY went for a walk, but it seems high tide got the better of two teenaged girls who had to be rescued from Wild Cattle Island. Tannum Sands Surf Life Saving Club (TSSLSC) patrol captain Jake Simmons had to...
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