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 Saturday, 01 February 2020 
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Nanango Country Markets
The Nanango Show Society will be holding their regular monthly Country Markets at the Nanango Showgrounds in Cairns Street from 6:00am to around 12:00 noon today. As usual, the markets will feature a wide variety of craft stalls, new and used goods, plants, poultry and pets. The Nanango Markets are the largest rural market in south east Queensland and attract up to 420 stallholders. But new stallholders are always very welcome too! More info? Phone the Market Co-Ordinator on (0427) 631-273 during business hours.
Higher Distracted Driving Penalties Start Today
New penalties for drivers illegally using mobile devices behind the wheel come into force today. From now on, drivers caught using mobile devices face a $1000 fine and the loss of 4 demerit points; and if they're caught for the same offence within 12 months, double demerit points (ie licence suspension). The new laws are the toughest in Australia and have been introduced after distracted drivers caused 33 deaths and led to almost 1400 hospitalisations in Queensland in 2018.
Feeding Livestock During Drought Forum - Kingaroy
A free DAF forum covering the issues involved in feeding livestock during drought will be held at the Town Common Hall in Oliver Bond Street, Kingaroy from 9:00am to 12:30pm this morning. The forum will be of interest to anyone who keeps cattle, horses, goats or sheep (including smaller landholders and hobby farmers), but places are limited so registrations need to be made online to secure a seat. You can find out more on our website.
Bowls Club Bingo - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Bowls Club at 141 Youngman St, Kingaroy will be running bingo matches from 7:30pm this evening with over $1000 in prizes on offer. More details from the club on (07) 4162-1404
Cooyar High Tea
The Cooyar Agricultural Society will be holding a High Tea at Cooyar Hall on the New England Highway in the centre of town from 2:00pm onwards this afternoon. The event is a curtain-raiser for the annual Cooyar Show on February 22 and a highlight of the day will be the judging of this year's Miss Cooyar Showgirl, Miss Teen Showgirl and Junior Princess. In addition to a really great High Tea - and no-one does a high tea like Cooyar! - there'll also be a fashion parade, clothing and jewellery stalls, plus a licensed bar. Tickets are just $10 for adults or $5 for children under 12 and everyone is welcome. More details? Phone Brianna on 0429-926-777.
Wondai Parkrun
The Wondai parkrun group will be holding their weekly 5km timed run at Coronation Park in Wondai at 7:00am this morning. Runners follow a course along the South Burnett Rail Trail and the parkrun group is free to join. All you need to do is register (once) online at and bring the printed barcode to any parkrun event. More details? Send an email.
Nanango Parkrun
The Nanango parkrun group will be holding its weekly 5km timed walk/run along the Ros Gregor Trail at Tipperary Flat next to the D'Aguilar Highway south of Nanango at 7:00am this morning. Runners follow a course along the trail and the parkrun group is free to join. All you need to do is register (once) online at and bring the printed barcode to any parkrun event.
Dance - Inverlaw Hall
A dance will be held at Inverlaw Hall on the Burrandowan Road (roughly 20km from Kingaroy) from 8:00pm until late this evening. Music will be supplied by Mystique and there'll be the usual great supper and novelties, along with a Lucky Door draw. Admission fees are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for high school students and everyone is welcome! More details? Phone June on (07) 4162-1195 or David on 0459-228-882.
Murgon Men's Shed
The Murgon Men's Shed will be holding a meeting at their shed in Macalister Street, Murgon (the former Murgon Railway Station) today. The Men's Shed meets every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday to work on projects and new members are always welcome.
Heavensent - Kingaroy
DJ Heavensent will be making her first appearance for 2020 at the Commercial Hotel at the corner of Glendon and Haly Streets, Kingaroy from 8:30pm to 1:00am tonight. VIP Wristbands will be available from 9:00pm until 10:00pm, and if you want one you should get in early to avoid disappointment. Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the hotel on (07) 4162-1380.
Merlin - Wondai
Local band Merlin will be performing at the Hotel Cecil in Mackenzie Street, Wondai from 7:30pm until late tonight. Admission is free. More details from the hotel on (07) 4168-5460.
Mr Q - Kingaroy
Popular South Burnett band Mr Q will be performing at the Kingaroy RSL Club in Markwell Street, Kingaroy from 7:00pm until around 11:00pm tonight. Tony Cisneros, his brother Gavin and Craig Walsh will be performing a tribute to everything that's great about Aussie rock with their usual verve, and a fun night out is pretty well guaranteed. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4162-1755.
Fiona O'Shea - Proston
Sunshine Coast rock, folk, country and blues entertainer Fiona O’Shea will be performing at the Golden Spurs Hotel at the corner of Blake and Rodney Streets, Proston from 6:00pm until late tonight. Fiona is just about to release her second album and made her first-ever South Burnett appearance in Kingaroy last night. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. More details? Phone the hotel on (07) 4168-9272.
Beer and Burger Night - Kingaroy
Huskys Burgers outside SupaIGA in Avoca Street, Kingaroy will be holding a Beer and Burger Night until 8:30pm this evening. Guests planning a night on the town can buy their beer at takeaway prices from the bottle shop located diagonally opposite, then bring them over to Husky's for a sit-down burger dinner. It's a much cheaper option than going to a local pub for dinner (roughly 50% less) and the burgers are better, too. More details? Phone Husky's on (07) 4189-5605.
Proston Village AGM
The Proston Village Community Group will be holding their Annual General Meeting at the Proston Community Hall in Rodney Street, Proston at 2:00pm this afternoon. The group are currently renovating a block of shops in Blake Street and the AGM will provide an update on how this project is progressing, along with the group's plans for 2020. All interested people are very welcome to attend.
26th Annual Nanango Stamp Fair
The Nanango Stamp Club will be holding their 26th annual Stamp Fair from 8:30am to around 3:30pm today at the Nanango State High School Hall at the end of Cairns Street, Nanango. The event will feature a philatelic auction, a cent auction, a bargain table and a very busy canteen. There'll also be lots of great displays to delight any true philatelist's heart; three professional stamp dealers and 16 to 18 stamp clubs in attendance. Admission is completely free and refreshments will be available on-site too. Everyone's welcome to come along and get stuck in! More details? Phone Doug on (07) 4163-3013. PS: This is a very popular event that draws collectors from all over south-east Queensland.
Meet The Candidate - Kilkivan, Goomeri and Booubyjan
Gympie Mayoral candidate Glen Hartwig will be visiting the Kilkivan General Store in Bligh Street, Kilkivan at 11:00am this morning to hear about local concerns and talk about his plans to address them if he's elected at the March Local Government elections. Later, he'll be holding similar meetings at the Goomeri Bakery in Moore Street, Goomeri at 2:00pm; and at Booubyjan Hall in Booubyjan at 5:00pm. Everyone is welcome.
Grape Stomp - Kingaroy
Kingsley Grove Estate at Stuart Valley Drive off the Bunya Highway south of Kingaroy will be holding its annual Grape Stomp from 11:00am to 4:00pm today. For $65 per adult or $20 per child, guests will be able to stomp grapes in a half wine barrel and have their output bottled in a commemorative container if they wish. They can also enjoy a harvest lunch - included in the ticket price - that will start with a ploughman's platter on arrival and will be followed by a buffet of gourmet baguettes, wood-fired pizza and fresh salads, along with panna cotta for dessert. Children can amuse themselves on a jumping castle and a water slide (if water is available), and there'll also be face painting in the grounds. This is a strictly non-BYO event and tickets must be pre-purchased prior to the day. You can book them by phoning the winery on 0414-230-128.
Narcotics Anonymous - Wondai
The South Burnett branch of Narcotics Anonymous will be holding its weekly meeting at Wondai from 8:00pm to around 9:00pm this evening. The group provides support for anyone experiencing problems with drugs of any kind (including prescription medicines) and meetings are free. More details? Phone 0400-600-514.

South Burnett CTC - Working For Our Community
 Saturday, 01 February 2020 
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