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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.
Hughenden Chamber of Commerce Christmas Mardi Gras - Thursday December 5, 2013. Starts at 6pm.
Join the party in the street as Brodie Street is shut for one night so that the community can celebrate the festive season under the colourful lights. There will be food. There will be stalls. There will be entertainment. Contact Glenda Scras on 47411382
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.
Flinders Discovery Centre is part of the Hughenden Chamber of Commerce Shop Locally campaign. which involves a majority of Hughenden businesses. The first competition is “shop locally”, where anyone who spends $20.00 or more at a participating business goes into a draw. The second competition is “spot the difference”. More info in store. Winners announced at the Christmas Mardi Gras on Dec 5, with minor prizes drawn Sept 30 and Oct 30.
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.
Torrens Creek Golf Club Back On Par
Thursday July 5, 2012
A TOWNSVILLE golfer made the 300km trek west on Sunday to support Torrens Creek Golf Club’s first `official day’ since facing its demise just a few months back.
He had such a good day he signed up as a social member and said he’d be back with `mates’.
Nine golfers took part in Sunday’s (July 1) Ambrose, which is a golfing team handicap event.
Torrens Creek Golf Club had only just reopened to the public after facing the prospect of shutting permanently earlier this year because it wasn’t insured.
A last minute membership and fundraising drive in May saved the popular club from its closure.
The 18-hole golf course was built more than three decades ago by two local residents Les Newland and Ronny Donaldson on the site of an unused race track.
Despite Torrens Creek only having a population of about 50, the golf course has attracted keen players from as far away as Mount Isa and Townsville.
Residents describe the club as a pivotal part of the community.
Club Secretary/Treasurer Ian Hanaghan said Sunday’s Ambrose was such a success that members had suggested holding the event on the first Sunday of every month.
``It was a beautiful sunny day, good sausage sizzle, and great friendship made the day perfect,’’ he said.
``The course looked an absolute picture on the day . . . the volunteers had chipped in to mow the lawn and are still continuing to conduct facility improvements.
Mr Hanaghan said the club now planned to start preparing for the Torrens Creek Open, which would be held on October 6 and 7.
For more information contact Flinders Shire Council Communications Officer Alexis Gillham.