Saturday, February 4, 2023

Ted Rogers, On Our Selection News


Two of the very best

The organising committee of the Cambooya Australia Day celebrations could not split the outstanding community efforts of Rohan Greer and Christopher Collins, both receiving the Citizen of the Year award ... Rohan Greer is a well-respected and active volunteer in the community ... Chris Collins is recognised in the community as a selfless volunteer ...

Wheatsheaf Store: More than just a coffee shop

The Wheatsheaf Store owners are to be complimented as they have gone to great lengths to support local producers with the produce of local business Budgee Garlic and Herbs most prominent with a wide selection of jams ... Fresh local eggs are supplied by Emu Creek Eggs and cold drinks by Cook’s Soft Drinks of Pittsworth with a locally-produced selection of soaps also on offer.

Cambooya’s Blue Tree turning heads

The sight of two trees painted blue located on the eastern side of the New England Highway just north of the United Etonvale petrol station has caught the attention of motorists with a keen eye ... Painting the trees blue is not a random act but rather something that has been happening all over Australia as part of the Blue Tree Project.

Toowoomba is LifeFlight’s busiest base

Toowoomba LifeFlight was the aeromedical service's busiest Queensland base in 2022, with 659 people helped. The aeromedical missions were performed by the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue and Toowoomba LifeFlignt Surat Gas Aeromedical Service (SGAS) helicopters, which are based at the Clive Berghofer LifeFlight Centre and cover a huge area of the state, from the Darling Downs and beyond.

Back to school

Hundreds of students returned to school this week after the long summer break, along with many Prep students, who started their schooling lives. One local seat of learning, Cambooya State School welcomed 18 new Prep students to the school this week.

Downs police targeting youth crime

More than 20 young people in the Darling Downs area have been charged during a special holiday crackdown to combat youth offending. Operation Theta commenced on December 19, 2022 to proactively tackle youth offending during the busy school holiday period. In the first two weeks of the operation, Darling Downs District officers conducted 665 proactive activities, including a high visibility police presence in hotspot youth crime locations, shopping centre and business walkthroughs.

Saving horses to save people

The wild Australian Brumby is seen by many as a threat to the native environment, especially in the Snowy Mountains, but horse trainer Joe Hughes has not only helped to solve the problem but in the process has saved the lives of people suffering the effects of trauma ... he now uses his unique 4BP horse training methods (4 Brumby Protection) to transform wild brumbies for a life working with people.

Hike to Heal Scavenger Hike returns

Returning to Mount Peel Bushland Park in 2023 will be Hike to Heal, an interactive hiking adventure suitable for all levels of fitness and hiking experience. Hikers have fun following clues at the Mt Peel Bushland Park or a park of their choosing to find natural treasures and solve riddles as they walk along the trail.