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 Saturday, 18 May 2019 
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Federal Election
The Federal election will be held today, and South Burnett voters will need to cast their ballots for the House of Representatives and the Senate (unless they've already voted at a pre-poll station or applied for a postal ballot). Depending on where you live in the region, you'll be voting for a representative in either Maranoa, Flynn or Wide Bay in the House Of Representatives; and wherever you live, you'll also be selecting six Queensland Senators to join the other six already representing Queensland in the upper house. Polling booths will open at 8:00am and will close at 6:00pm sharp (you can get a list of all our region's polling booths on our website). The first results of the counting can be expected later this evening soon after polling booths close, but since it's expected to be a tight election the winner may not be known until late tonight. Voting is compulsory.
85th Annual Blackbutt Show
The 85th annual Blackbutt Show will be held at the Blackbutt Showgrounds in Hart Street, Blackbutt from 5:00am this morning (when the gates open) until late tonight. This year's Show will feature a full range of horse events (anything from led breed and ridden breed through to hacks and rider classes). There'll also be a big roll-up of cattle and poultry along with the sub-chamber Young Judges, Handlers and Paraders competitions; the popular woodchop and chainsawing competitions; lots of ring events; a Dog Show; pony rides; and plenty of fun for children including face painting, a baby animal farm, a magician and a puppet show. As usual the Show will also feature a great spread of pavilion exhibits; sideshow alley; showbags; and trade displays. After dark there'll also be a fireworks display, followed by live entertainment until midnight. Admission this year to $15.00 for adults or $5.00 for high school students and pensioners (children under 12 are admitted free). More details? Contact the Show Society on (07) 4163-0999 or 0447-970-999.
Our Lady Of Peace Centenary - Kumbia
Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church at Kumbia will be holding two days of celebrations this weekend to mark the church's centenary, kicking off with a two-course Centenary Dinner under marquees at the church grounds in Brook Road, Kumbia from 5:30pm tonight (dinner will be served at 7:00pm). The dinner will be catered by Judy Crawford from JC Catering and tickets - $25 for adults or $15 for children - can be pre-purchased online at Everyone is welcome! More information? Phone James on 0409-598-179.
Boondooma Open
The inaugural Boondooma Open weekend-long fishing competition will be held at Boondooma Dam west of Proston today and tomorrow. Up to 50 teams will be competing in the two-day event, but there's plenty of fun to be had for spectators too, with markets and food vans opening from 10:00am; live music; children's activities; lots of raffles (including the chance to win a $15,500 imported home theatre sound system); and a giant fireworks display around 8:00pm tonight. The Open is being sponsored by the South Burnett Regional Council and inexpensive caravan and camping sites and cabins can be booked from the Lake Boondooma Tourist Park. You can read more about the Boondooma Open on our website. Final competition winners will be announced around lunch time tomorrow.
Lazy Sunday - Nanango
Popular local duo Lazy Sunday will be performing at the Palace Hotel in Drayton Street, Nanango from 7:30pm until late tonight. Admission is free. More details from Beau at the hotel on (07) 4163-1287.
Family Fun Day - Murgon
A huge Family Fun Day in aid of Domestic Violence Awareness will be held at the Murgon Showgrounds in Macalister Street, Murgon from 8:00am until late today. There'll be free rides and free face painting for children, Junior Mini-Mods, an A-grade Nines Tournament across six fields and an U16s rugby league match between the Murgon Mustangs and Highfields in the Toowoomba competition. A canteen will also be running to supply food and drinks, and the event is alcohol free. The day is being sponsored by Stanwell, Uniting Care, the South Burnett Regional Council and the State Government, and everyone is welcome! You can read more about this event on our website.
Garage/Boot Sale & Auction - Proston
The Proston Men's Shed will be holding a Garage/Boot Sale and Auction around the former railway station at Railway Park in Rodney Street, Proston from 8:00am to around noon this morning to help raise funds for the group's new shed. A sausage sizzle, tea, coffee and soft drinks will all be available, and there'll be bargains galore to browse and buy. Everyone is welcome!
Jungle Boogie Trivia Night - Kingaroy
CANCELLED St Mary's Catholic College in Kent Street, Kingaroy will be holding a Jungle Boogie Trivia Night in the college's Maryknoll Centre from 6:30pm to 11:30pm this evening. Guests should bring a platter to share at their table - cold beverages will be sold through a bar and cellar door that will be set up on the premises. Playing fees are $80 per table (6 to 8 team members), and minimum contestant age is 18 years, but everyone is welcome. More details? Phone the college office on (07) 4160-0900. You can also read more about what St Mary's last trivia night was like on our website.
Seafood Buffet - Murgon
The Murgon Services Club in Lamb Street, Murgon will be holding an all-you-can-eat Seafood Buffet from 5:30pm tonight, offering a great range of fresh seafoods and desserts. Tickets are $50 for adults or $10 for children aged 10 or below, and they can be booked at the club or by phoning them on (07) 4168-1819.
President's Cup - Kingaroy
The South Burnett's local football competition will be suspended this week so that the top two teams in the Men's and Women's Divisions can play off for the annual President's Cup at Tom Alford Oval at the end of Oliver Bond Street, Kingaroy. This year, Nanango's Panthers will play Barambah in the Women's Division at 3:30pm, and this will be followed with a Men's Division clash between Panthers and Gunners at 5:00pm. A canteen will be operating in the grounds and spectators are very welcome to come along and see some great football as this year's competition leaders battle it out. Meanwhile, Junior Soccer games will be played at the Wondai Soccer Fields off the Bunya Highway north of the Wondai Sportsgrounds from 8:30am to around 11:00am this morning.
LifeFlight Charity Bowls Day - Tansey
The Tansey Bowls Club off the Burnett Highway at Tansey will be holding its annual LifeFlight Charity Bowls Day from 2:30pm to around 8:30pm this afternoon and evening. Social bowls will get underway at 2:30pm and will be followed by a BBQ from 5:30pm. There'll also be a licensed bar and a multi-draw raffle with lots of great prizes, and both bowlers and non-bowlers are welcome. More details? Phone Alex on (07) 4168-7156 or Russell on (07) 4168-4258.
Kingaroy Bowls Club Bingo
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
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.
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.
South Burnett Shed Men - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Shed Men will be holding their 60th meeting at the Kingaroy Men's Shed at Kingaroy Airport from 4:00pm to 7:00pm this evening. The meeting will feature Eric Dutschke as guest speaker and all men and young blokes are very welcome along, but they should BYO food and drinks, tea and coffee (a BBQ will be supplied and cooks will be available). There'll also be a donation box to help cover costs and support a suggested charity. Everyone is welcome, but to help plan the seating an RSVP would be greatly appreciated. You can make one by phoning Don on (07) 4162-7130.
Ladies Night Out - Kingaroy
In conjunction with the South Burnett Shed Men (see entry further above), Glenice Larsen will be holding a Ladies Night Out at 19 Avocado Crescent in Kingaroy from 4:00pm to 7:00pm tonight. The meeting is open to all women and girls and Dorothy Fielke will be a special guest speaker. Guests should bring along a plate of finger food to share and an RSVP by May 14 would be appreciated to ensure there's sufficient seating. You can make one by phoning Glenice on (07) 4162-7130.
Just For The Music - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Community Orchestra will be running the first day of its two-day 'Just For The Music' choral and orchestral music workshops at Kingaroy Town Hall in Glendon Street, Kingaroy today. Professional tutors Gwyn Roberts (orchestra) and Julee-anne Bell (choral) will mentor and expand the skills of local musicians, and local music groups and schools will be invited to partner and participate in the event with the aim to provide a free community concert tomorrow to showcase the music and skills learned throughout the weekend. 'Just For The Music' is being sponsored by the Regional Arts Development Fund.
Misfitz and DJdirex - Kingaroy
Popular South Burnett duo Misfitz will be performing at the Commercial Hotel at the corner of Glendon and Haly Streets in Kingaroy from 7:30pm to around 10:00pm tonight, after which DJdirex will be spinning the platters until late. Admission is free. More details from the hotel on (07) 4162-1380.
Pig On A Spit Night - Cooyar
The Cooyar Hotel on the New England Highway at Cooyar will be holding another of their regular Pig On A Spit Nights from 6:30pm until late this evening. For $20 a head, guests can chow down on more pork than they can poke a fork at - plus dessert - along with live music. There's also free overrnight camping in the grounds for those who want to sleep over as they digest it all. More details? Bookings? Phone the hotel on (O7) 4692-6185 to ensure a seat.
Barlight - Kingaroy
Local duo Barlight will be performing at Kingaroy RSL in Markwell Street, Kingaroy from 7:30pm to around 11:30pm tonight. Admission is free. More details from the RSL on (07) 4162-1755.

South Burnett CTC - Working For Our Community
 Saturday, 18 May 2019 
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