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Junior Soccer Round 9 Cancelled

All junior soccer matches scheduled to be played in the South Burnett tomorrow have been cancelled due to the wet weather.

Neil Elected Lions President

Neil Elected Lions President

Neil Edmunds has been inducted as the new president of the Kingaroy Lions Club.

Community To Manage Units

Community To Manage Units

Members of the Blackbutt and Benarkin Aged Care Association met recently with Council representatives to discuss opportunities for the association to take over the management of the “Scott” Haven Units.

Name Of New Tourism Group Confirmed

Local tourism leader Mary-Clare Power has confirmed that the name of the new tourism organisation that will cover the South Burnett will be “Southern Queensland Country Tourism Incorporated”.

Fridays Unluckiest On The Roads

Did you survive unlucky Friday 13th without having a bingle? If so, you’re actually very lucky because new research shows the last day of the working week is the most common for car crashes.

Triple Celebration For Centenarians

Triple Celebration For Centenarians

Three was the magic number on Wednesday when Orana residents Catherine Kidd, Clive Black and Jessie Woodrow were joined by friends, family and staff to celebrate their 100th birthdays.

Fun Day To Help Wondai Kindy

Wondai Kindergarten will be holding its annual Golf & Barefoot Bowls Fun Day on Saturday, August 11.

Work Starts On 30-Year Plan For Agriculture

The Queensland Government will begin consultations on a 30-year strategic plan for agriculture as part of a “Six Month Action Plan” announced today.

Railway Memories Sought For Display

Railway Memories Sought For Display

The organisers of the 2012 Bloomin’ Beautiful Blackbutt Festival are looking for your help!

Second Race Meeting For Bell

Second Race Meeting For Bell

Bell Race Club will receive an extra annual race meeting under a new State Government program announced today.

Driver Hurt In Rollover

A man has been taken to hospital after a car rolled on the D’Aguilar Highway near Blackbutt this morning.

Vaccines Combine To Create New Bird Diseases

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have shown that two different veterinary vaccines Рused simultaneously to control the same condition in chickens Рhave combined to produce new infectious viruses, prompting action from Australia’s veterinary medicines regulator.

Opportunity Of A Lifetime

Opportunity Of A Lifetime

Ten young Indigenous trainees are now combining work with school in an innovative project organised by Kingaroy-based apprenticeships company MRAEL with the backing of Stanwell Corporation and the local Wakka Wakka people.

Taromeo CMC Celebrates

The Taromeo Country Music Club will be celebrating its 20th birthday on Sunday, July 15, with a social at the Blackbutt Community Hall.

Kingaroy And Cherbourg Dominate

Kingaroy And Cherbourg Dominate

The Wondai Sportsground hosted an exciting Saturday of football last weekend with three A Grade games attracting a good crowd.

Blackbutt-Benarkin Community Meeting

The Blackbutt-Benarkin Community Council will be holding its regular monthly meeting at the Blackbutt Memorial Hall in Coulson Street, Blackbutt from 7:00pm to 9:00pm tonight (July 12).

Carbon Tax Will ‘Cripple Regional Qld’

Queensland Agriculture Minister John McVeigh slammed Federal Labor’s carbon tax today saying it would cripple regional Queensland by driving up the cost of doing business and potentially kill off local industries and jobs across the State.

SBRC’s 2012 Budget: What You’ll Pay

SBRC’s 2012 Budget: What You’ll Pay

Most South Burnett ratepayers will be paying less than $4 a week extra over the coming year after the South Burnett Regional Council handed down its 2012-13 Budget today. And almost one in four will be paying an increase of less than $2 a week.

Downer EDI To Replace Thiess

Downer EDI To Replace Thiess

Downer EDi has been named as the new long-term operator of the Meandu coal mine at Tarong

Teapots, Tractors And A Tiny Smile

Teapots, Tractors And A Tiny Smile

More than 30 would-be artists of all ages gathered at the old 1913 Council Chambers in Edward Street, Kingaroy, on Sunday to get funky with clay.

Community Campdraft A Huge Success

Community Campdraft A Huge Success

The “Committed To Community” campdraft held in Proston was a huge success … with 170 competitors having heaps of fun and about $20,000 raised for Graham House Community Care.

Ergon Swamped With Solar Applications

The decision by the State Government to slash the feed-in tariff rate for solar power systems from 44c/kWh to 8c/kWh from midnight last night has sparked a huge run of last-minute orders at solar retailers.

PCA Records $6.4m Loss

PCA Records $6.4m Loss

The Kingaroy-based Peanut Company of Australia has recorded a loss of $6.4 million

Mayor Wants Peak Group

Mayor Wants Peak Group

The South Burnett needs a regional body to cover commerce, industry and tourism, says Wayne Kratzmann