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FOR KALI’S SAKE  GET YOUR SKIN CHECKED!

FOR KALI’S SAKE GET YOUR SKIN CHECKED!

By Rachael Smith A special event in honour of Kali Totorica, the young local who tragically lost her life following a brave battle with Melanoma, is taking place at Ayr Golf Course next week and the whole community is invited to come along and support this worthy cause. Kali was a passionate advocate for skin cancer awareness and embarked on several fundraising efforts, despite battling the disease herself. It is now her loving family that help continue this legacy in her name. Continued on

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Remembering Angie Baby

Remembering Angie Baby

Angelo Hercules Panayiotou, was famous across the region and beyond as a fun-loving, vibrant man with one of the kindest hearts you’ll ever come across. Known by all as Angie Baby, he had been labelled as a Water Festival Icon and a living legend in every community he touched. A Burdekin treasure, his love for entertainment stemmed from his simple desire to light up anyone’s face with a smile. Each year, the community could expect Angie Baby to put on a show as part of the Burdekin Water Festi

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Rare Illness Strikes Local’s Brother On Life Support

Rare Illness Strikes Local’s Brother On Life Support

Since November last year Collinsville local, Daniel Honnery, has been on life support at Mackay Base Hospital after a rare illness caused his body to completely shut down. His sister, Shannon Honnery who resides in Home Hill, is currently appealing for support through a GoFundMe page and other donations to help him on his road to recovery. Daniel has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a severe and life-threatening neurological disorder where the body’s immune system attacks the nerve

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Walking Camels To On Stage Singing – The Burdekin Show’s Special Guest Trent Richardson

Walking Camels To On Stage Singing – The Burdekin Show’s Special Guest Trent Richardson

The Australian Idol country singing treasure, Trent Richardson, will ignite the Burdekin Showgrounds on Wednesday 26 June. From growing up on an Emu Park camel farm to having his name up in lights, Trent’s musical talents have been broadcast across the nation as part of the 2024 season of Australian Idol earlier this year. Since concluding his time on the talent series, Trent has continued singing and working on his talents with bigger and better plans in mind for the future. “She’s been a w

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444 BEACH ROAD AYR

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20-22 BRISBANE ST AYR
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444 BEACH ROAD AYR
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COMMUNITY NEWS

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Chat With Chelsea

Chat With Chelsea

June 20, 2024

Hi everybody! I’m so excited and grateful to Rachael and the team for the opportunity to continue sharing your stories each week in the Burdekin Life Newspaper. Sam was my no.1 guidance and support over the past 6 months, and in attending events here and there with him in the Burdekin, it was clear how much he was loved and appreciated by each and every person who spoke with him. He’s left huge shoes to fill, and I’ll give it my best shot! As Rachael mentioned last week, I’ve taken on a full-

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Marine Conservation In Action At Alva

Marine Conservation In Action At Alva

June 20, 2024

Mount Surround-based Environmental Conservation Organisation, Wildlife Surrounds, recently held its Marine Conservation day, inviting students from The University of Texas at Austin to take part in a new experience at Alva as part of their AUIP Study Abroad program. The day covered the impacts of marine debris, sediment, herbicide, and pesticide runoff before students took to the beach to collect rubbish, set up quadrats, sift sand for microplastics, and audit debris. Students also participate

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CT Scanner Becomes Political Football

CT Scanner Becomes Political Football

June 20, 2024

Member for Burdekin Dale Last has called on the Health Minister to quell fears a CT scanner for the Ayr Hospital will become a political football after Labor failed to commit to the project in the 2024/2025 State Budget. Almost a year since residents rallied to call for a CT scanner at the Ayr Hospital, Mr Last said the thousands of people who put pen to paper deserved better than being used as a political football ahead of the October state election. “My understanding is that providing the Ay

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Local Sporting news & Results

Home Hill Golf Club’s Early Origin

Home Hill Golf Club’s Early Origin

June 20, 2024

In about May 1932, Home Hill decided that they wanted a Golf Club instead of visiting the Ayr Golf Club. In September 22 1932, a public meeting was convened in the Central Theatre (8th Avenue where Tudge Haller once had a material and clothing store) in conjunction to forming a Golf Club. Messrs. F Murphy was patron, T A Villiers was President, Vice Presidents were E Peapell and G F Jones, L Lister was Secretary, W F Franberg was Treasurer, and Mr. Rowe was Auditor. A committee was formed with t

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Refereeing Royalty – Caitlin Kross

Refereeing Royalty – Caitlin Kross

June 20, 2024

Caitlin Kross has been celebrated for her refereeing excellence after returning from Basketball Queensland’s State Referee Program’s (SRP) Camp on Monday 17 June. Caitlin was prestigiously selected for the six-week program after refereeing at the U16 States Competition in April and has since been selected as 1 of 4 referees to represent Queensland at the School Sport Australia Nationals in July later this year. Caitlin made the decision to progress into the referring sphere four years ago foll

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Coral City to Country
A Memorable Weekend for The Mooney Cup

A Memorable Weekend for The Mooney Cup

June 20, 2024

The Mooney Cup ignited the Burdekin Football Club from 3 pm on Saturday, June 15, delivering extraordinary results and plenty of good times across the board. continued on page 43 Caption1: Anna and Brandon Mooney Caption 2: Players with Anna and Brandon Mooney The Memories Continue continued from back page The Mooney Cup, an annual event in honour of ex-player Michael Mooney, who sadly lost his battle with brain cancer in 2019, brought International Park to life. Both players and onlookers gat

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS / GIG GUIDES / SOCIAL PIC GALLERY

The King Of Pups! Steven Elliot To Make His Burdekin Show Debut

The King Of Pups! Steven Elliot To Make His Burdekin Show Debut

June 13, 2024

The annual Burdekin Show will light up the Ayr Showgrounds on Wednesday 26 June, with a plethora of special guests scheduled to attend. One of Australia’s most inspirational and award-winning dog trailer and trainer, Steven Elliot, will make his Burdekin Show debut as one of the event’s special guests, and his story is nothing short of extraordinary. Steven has led a celebrated career, and following a rodeo accident in Townsville in 2003, his life took a turn, leaving him confined to a wheelch

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Spread Some Love:  Write a Love Letter for Queensland’s Community Writing Competition

Spread Some Love: Write a Love Letter for Queensland’s Community Writing Competition

June 20, 2024

Entries are now open for the Love Letter to Queensland community writing competition. The competition is calling individuals to share their heartfelt stories and express their love for the magnificent state. The state is known for its breathtaking landscapes, vibrant communities and unique culture, and the competition wants to hear your individual experiences, memories and connections to Queensland, in the form of a love letter. How you construct your love letter is up to you. Whether thro

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The Burdekin Theatre To Stage Melinda Schneider’s A Farewell To Doris

The Burdekin Theatre To Stage Melinda Schneider’s A Farewell To Doris

June 20, 2024

On Wednesday 14 August, the Burdekin Theatre will be graced with the talents of Melinda Schneider as she returns to the stage to pay tribute to the legendary Doris Day. As part of the Burdekin Theatre’s Morning Melodies Series, this performance will encompass a nostalgic concert celebration as Melinda Schneider stages a heartfelt tribute to Doris Day. A legend of stage, screen and song, the world lost one of its biggest stars with the passing of Doris Day. Labelled “the girl next door” Doris

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50-Year School Reunion

50-Year School Reunion

June 20, 2024

Catching up with old school friends? How about catching up 50 years later? That's exactly what the ex-students from Marist Brothers and St Francis Xavier Convent High School did. Meeting at Hotel Brandon, around 42 individuals (pictured below), gathered to celebrate 50 years since they left school in 1974. Many of the alumni travelled a great distance to join the reunion, with some even travelling all the way from New South Wales. Attendees expressed how the evening was an extremely enjoyable

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Event Guide 14 June

June 13, 2024

Saturday 15 June Perform Studios presents Rise Saturday from 2pm and 7.30pm Perform Music presents their annual showcase concert - RISE! Burdekin Theatre Wednesday 19 June Home Hill Community Meeting Wednesday, from 9am Residents of Home Hill, particularly new residents and over 60s, are invited for a chat and cuppa to meet Labor Candidate for Burdekin Anne Baker. Raise your concerns and share your views, ideas and hopes for the community. Morning tea supplied. Home Hill Community Sports Club

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