Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Around the World in Miriam Vale

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Around the World in Miriam Vale

Article excerpt

Indian insight

Miriam Vale news

by Sylvia Dickenson

MIRIAM Vale school year 2/3 students are going around the world from their classroom.

Last week through the program Where in the world am I? they visited India and entertained a special guest who was wearing salweer kameez.

Salweer kameez is the traditional baggy trousers, dress and scarf worn by Indian women.

School chaplain Mrs Mac looked lovely in hers.

She spent seven weeks working in the slums of Mumbai towards the end of 2007.

Thank you for sharing your memories, photographs and keepsakes it was most enjoyable.

This week the children will be in Africa visiting diamond mines and then going on safari!

Bookfair

A BOOKFAIR is being held at Miriam Vale State school.

The Scholastic Fair dates for this educational browse are from Monday, November 10 through to November 14.

All are welcome.

For love of art

MIRIAM Vale artist Joan Warmington, like the rest of her contemporaries, is a talent in her own right.

The works are something all our local artists can be proud of.

Chinese night

A CHINESE night is being celebrated at the Miriam Vale Hotel at the Bistro on Friday between 6pm and 8.30pm.

Live entertainment is Karaoke with Nathan from 6pm until late. Bookings can be made by phoning 4974 5209.

Bookings are also being taken for Melbourne Cup lunch on Tuesday, November 4 at noon.

Get some friends together and book a table and have loads of fun.

The TAB terminal will open at 9am. Place your bets - you could win big time!.

Phone Miriam Vale Hotel on 4907 5209.

Baby boom

A NEW breeding permit means there could soon be a baby boom for the embattled Bridled Nailtail Wallaby.

With fewer than 500 of the wallabies known to be in existence, a captive breeding program is essential to ensuring the survival of the species.

A small group of volunteers caring for some wallabies in Marlborough have received the go ahead from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to start breeding, and they're wasting no time.

Tina Janssen of Project Kial, which receives funding from the Fitzroy Basin Association Inc (FBA), said they hoped to produce up to 40 wallabies by the end of next year. …

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