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Workshops Raise Awareness Of FASD

Workshops Raise Awareness Of FASD

A series of workshops was held in Cherbourg recently to help raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and how to help people with the condition.

$580,000 Grant Reboots Radio

$580,000 Grant Reboots Radio

Cherbourg Council has taken over responsibility for the town’s radio station following a $580,000 investment by the Federal Government.

Vets Coming Back To Cherbourg

Vets Coming Back To Cherbourg

A team of vets will be visiting Cherbourg soon as part of an annual program organised by the Darling Downs Public Health Unit staff in collaboration with Cherbourg Council, the University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science and Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities.

Two Cars Stolen Overnight

Two Cars Stolen Overnight

Police are currently searching for two vehicles stolen from Wondai and Cherbourg on Wednesday night / Thursday morning.

Upgrades Taking Shape At Cherbourg

Upgrades Taking Shape At Cherbourg

There’s plenty of changes happening at Cherbourg’s historical precinct with two major building projects under way.

Joint Committee To Visit Cherbourg

Joint Committee To Visit Cherbourg

The Federal Government’s Joint Select Committee investigating Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples will be coming to Cherbourg.

Grant To Salute ‘Boys From Barambah’

Grant To Salute ‘Boys From Barambah’

The Cherbourg Historical Precinct Group will receive $2728 from the Armistice Centenary Grants Program to install special timber poles and plaques at the Anzac Memorial Park in Cherbourg.

$200,000 Boost For CRAICCHS

$200,000 Boost For CRAICCHS

Cherbourg Regional Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Services – better known as CRAICCHS – is one of six organisations to receive funding under the latest round of the State Government’s Empowering Families grants program.

Knockout Win For Murgon

Knockout Win For Murgon

Murgon State School has won through to the next round of the NRL’s Development Cup after a thrilling victory against St Mary’s / St Joseph’s Bundaberg in Murgon this week.

$280,000 To Help Kids On Bail

$280,000 To Help Kids On Bail

Youth Justice Minister Di Farmer travelled to Cherbourg on Wednesday morning to announce a new $280,000 bail support program for the town to help keep local young people charged with offences out of youth detention centres.

Cherbourg Is A Good News Story

Cherbourg Is A Good News Story

Cherbourg has copped a lot of rubbishing lately … which isn’t fair to the vast majority of the residents of the town or its hard-working local Council.

Cherbourg Serves Up Feast Of Fun

Cherbourg Serves Up Feast Of Fun

NAIDOC Week celebrations are a great time for people to get together, have fun and celebrate culture … so it’s always a very busy time at Cherbourg!

BIEDO Tour Updates Local MPs

BIEDO Tour Updates Local MPs

South Burnett political leaders were taken on a “listening tour” of some of the region’s businesses on Monday by the Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation (BIEDO).

Strong Women Take The Lead

Strong Women Take The Lead

This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is “Because of her, we can …” so it was fitting that women featured strongly in Cherbourg Council’s annual NAIDOC Awards ceremony on Monday.

Barambah Pottery Gets $59,000 Grant

Barambah Pottery Gets $59,000 Grant

Cherbourg’s Historical Precinct committee has received a $59,000 grant from the Federal Government to help re-establish the Barambah Pottery in a permanent home near The Ration Shed.

Big Week Planned For NAIDOC

Big Week Planned For NAIDOC

NAIDOC Week is being celebrated around Australia from July 8-15, and a number of South Burnett towns have special events planned to mark the occasion

Honour Salutes A Lifetime Of Service

Honour Salutes A Lifetime Of Service

Wakka Wakka elder Eric Law was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours List … not a bad effort for a youngster who started school in the 1950s at what was then known as the Cherbourg Mission School.

Fun Run Earns State Recognition

Fun Run Earns State Recognition

There’ll be a new award in The Ration Shed’s already-crowded trophy cabinet after chairperson Aunty Sandra Morgan returned from Cairns recently.

Awards Honour South Burnett Citizens

Awards Honour South Burnett Citizens

Three notable South Burnett residents received awards in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list announced on Monday.

Chris Sarra Appointed Director-General

Chris Sarra Appointed Director-General

Former Cherbourg State School principal – and founder of the Stronger Smarter Institute – Dr Chris Sarra has been appointed as Director-General of the Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP).

Running The Path To Reconciliation

Running The Path To Reconciliation

About 450 runners and walkers – old and young – travelled the “Reconciliation Road” between Murgon and Cherbourg on Sunday for the fifth annual Reconciliation Fun Run.

Firies Monitor Goomeri Blaze

Firies Monitor Goomeri Blaze

Firefighters have completed backburning operations at a grass fire burning near Goomeri.

Crime Petition ‘A Plea For Help’

Crime Petition ‘A Plea For Help’

A petition calling for something to be done to bring crime under control in the South Burnett has attracted almost 550 signatures in just one day.

Selfish Car Thieves Leave Sick Stranded

Selfish Car Thieves Leave Sick Stranded

Medical trips for seriously ill local residents have been thrown into disarray after selfish young car thieves stole and trashed four vehicles from Murgon’s Graham House on Saturday night.

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