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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.
Graves Brought Back to Life
Friday August 8, 2012
THE intricate carvings of headstones dating back to 1891 are being brought back to life as part of a Hughenden Cemetery restoration project that began in February.
The second of two full day grave restoration workshops will be held on Saturday September 1, made possible by funding received as part of the State Government’s Community Memorials Restoration Program last year.
The day will be similar to the first workshop held at the end of June, with John Fletcher from J & R Fletcher Monumentals in Townville imparting his knowledge to anyone interested in learning how to restore historical graves.
Council Community Development Officer Sherilee Honnery said after the workshop Mr Fletcher would also spend the week in Hughenden completing some special works on identified historical graves.
``We need the community’s help on the Saturday to clean up graves and surrounding areas and learn the techniques needed to restore more graves in the future,’’ Ms Honnery said.
``At the last workshop we achieved a lot but we also learned a lot… by October we hope to have up to 14 graves restored and we are looking at starting a `Friends of the Cemetery’ group under the Flinders Shire Council banner.
``Morning tea and lunch will be provided, so come along and help us preserve our history.’’
Flinders Shire was one of 12 community memorials across the Mount Isa Electorate benefitting from the Bligh Government’s Community Memorials Restoration Program.
The $15,000 has allowed for the community workshops for headstone and grave restoration as well as professional services, materials and equipment provided for the restoration and preservation of identified headstones.
Flinders Shire Council Community Development Officer Sherilee Honnery said this project was a very significant one for the community, with many graves identifying pioneers and stories from the local district.
Previously two rounds of funding were used to digitise and cross check cemetery records in Hughenden, Torrens Creek and Prairie.
In 2010 funding for the self-guided Hughenden Cemetery Symbolism Tour was received through the Regional Arts Development Fund.
For more information about how you can get involved in the Hughenden Cemetery Restoration Project contact Sherilee Honnery on 47412900 or email@example.com.
`Before' and `after' shots of the grave which was restored during the June workshop.