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COMMUNITY CARE CHRISTMAS SAUSAGE SIZZLE AND LIGHTS TOUR 2013
Tuesday December 10, 2013, starting from the Hughenden Centre for the Aged at 7pm; sausage sizzle from 5:30pm. Transport is available, with pick-ups starting at 4:30pm. Non-Community Care clients are able to join in for a $2 donation. For more information contact Community Care on 47412960.
CHRISTMAS CLOSURE AT COUNCIL:
- The Council Office will be closed from 5pm Fri 20 Dec, 2013 until 8am Thurs 2 Jan, 2014.
- The Flinders Discovery Centre will be closed Christmas Day and New Years Day only. The Flinders Shire Public Library and Community Care Office will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. In an emergency, Community Care can be contacted on 0427 410 301.
As the drought grows more one on one visits are needed and Aussie Helpers is looking for volunteers to assist, particularly, retired nurses and grey nomads. As we run up to Christmas and the drought becomes even more punishing, our Aussie Helpers volunteers will make life a lot easier and help many to pull through.If you’re interested Volunteers can register by visiting www.buyabale.com.au.
The Hughenden Aquatic Centre re-opens Friday 20 September 2013. The facility is located on Resolution Street, Hughenden.
Swimmers are welcome Monday to Friday 6am-10:30am and 1:30pm-7pm, Saturday 12noon-6pm and Sunday 12noon-6pm.
Work on the North Hughenden Sewerage Upgrade starts August 5, 2013. The sewerage mains will be constructed initially while associated house connections will be completed by mid-2014. (Once the new sewage treatment plant has been commissioned). Council Contact: Steve Turner, Ph: 4741 2900. NQ Excavations (contractors contact): Eric Lollo 4774 4322. Hours of Work: 7.30 am – 5.30 pm Monday to Saturday. No work Sunday or Public Holidays.
Famous Author Celebrates NAIDOC Week in Flinders Shire
Tuesday 10 July, 2012
HUGHENDEN residents will be able to Shake A Leg with multi-talented performer Boori Monty Pryor just months before work starts on a documentary inspired by his book, My Girragundji.
The indigenous author, who has worked in numerous industries including film, television, modelling, sport, music and theatre-in-education, will arrive in Hughenden on Monday July 23 as a special guest for the town’s NAIDOC Week celebrations.
In 2011, Monty Pryor received the $80,000 children’s literature prize in the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Shake A Leg, a book about sharing culture through story and dance.
As well as the documentary, to be filmed in Townsville at the end of this year, Monty Pryor's award winning children's book, My Girragundji, has also inspired a feature film and TV series.
The author will spend Monday morning (July 23) in the Flinders Shire Library, with Monty speaking, telling a story and doing some artwork between 9:30am and 11:30am. The whole Shire is invited to join the party.
During the week he will entertain students from Hughenden State School, Prairie State School, Cameron Downs State School, Stamford State School and St Francis School.
Event organiser and Flinders Shire Library librarian Tracey Edwards said she had been a fan of Monty’s since attending a series of workshops with him about six years ago in Bowen.
``I was approached by Queensland Health to organise a NAIDOC Week event for the Shire but in my role I needed to incorporate an author or involve books,’’ she said.
`` I thought Monty would be great to bring out here.
``We are also looking at holding a community meet and greet on the Tuesday night, so everyone has the chance to meet him.’’
Hughenden Hospital Generalist Health Worker Lynita Hughes, who started as a Trainee Indigenous Health Worker at the hospital in 2010, said she was excited to be involved in NAIDOC Week 2012.
``I had a painting donated from my uncle, Gordon Hookey, which we will raffle off during the week and I will be helping Tracey to organise the community get together,’’ she said.
`` I think a visit from Monty will be great for the kids and community members - I know I will enjoy the week.’’
Monty Pryor was born in 1950 in Townsville. His father is from the Birrigubba of the Bowen region and his mother from Yarrabah (near Cairns) a descendant of the KUNGGANJI and KUKUIMUDJI.
Monty played Basketball for the Queensland under 18's while studying at Pimlico State High and then went on to play Victorian State championship league for five years. He was the coach for the first National Aboriginal Women's Basketball team. He has played in two World Masters Games in Basketball competition, winning a Silver Medal for Australia in 1994.
Monty is an accomplished didjeridoo player who has performed solo with the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra and conducted a didjeridoo workshop for Yamaha which was broadcast nationally on ABC Radio.
For more information contact Flinders Shire Librarian Tracey Edwards on firstname.lastname@example.org or Communications Officer Alexis Gillham on email@example.com.