No 85 December 2022 – Home Hill News

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Welcome to the December 2022 edition of the Home Hill News.

You can read or download the whole newsletter (in pdf format) using the link above or read the individual articles below.

Proposed Service Station Site in Home Hill

New Service Station Plans for CBD

A NEW service station could be built in the Home Hill Central Business District, subject to approvals from the Burdekin Shire Council for plans that have been submitted by a Planning Firm.
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Home Hill High School Agricultural Project

School Project Hopes for 2023

A PROJECT worth more than half a million dollars could be in use by mid-2023 for agricultural students at the Home Hill High School following a question on notice in State Parliament by Member for Burdekin, Dale Last.
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Home Hill Community Christmas Carols 2022

What’s on this Month in Home Hill!

This month in Home Hill: Return of Burdekin Craft Fair on Saturday, December 3. On the same day, the Burdekin Race Club will again host a race meeting. Home Hill Choral Society’s “Holiday Hi-Jinks” program, December 9 & 10. Burdekin Shire’s Christmas Carols at Home Hill High School December 11.
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Home Hill Christmas Lights 2021

Festivities begin in Home Hill

IT IS pleasing to see that there are some early starters in the Christmas decoration stakes in Home Hill, as homes are provided with the Christmas spirit and large amounts of lighting in various forms and colours.
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Home Hill Tennis Association Officers - Treasurer Brad McAllister and Secretary - Kate Casswell

Home Hill’s award-winning Tennis Association

SUCCESS has continued to come the way of the Home Hill Tennis Association with the presentation of awards to the local organisation and its secretary, Kate Casswell at the 2022 Queensland Tennis Awards ceremony held on Wednesday, October 26 at Queensland’s Parliament House.
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Burdekin Netball Association Queen entrant Alix Leckenby

Festival Fun continues to the Finale

THE Home Hill Harvest Festival has continued its run of successful events as the festivities concluded with a colourful parade leading into a night of fun, food and entertainment. Read more for the results of the judging of the floats in the Harvest Festival Parade!
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New Year Crushing Predicted

WET weather disruptions earlier this year has resulted in Wilmar Sugar making preparations to continue the crushing season past Christmas and into the New Year.
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The 1950 Home Hill Senior Representative Team (Back Row) Nein Haller, Ron Edwards, Jeff Colls, Jim Cordner, Gordon Stockdale, Cecil ‘Basher’ Oats, Duncan Hall (captain/coach) Ted Parravicini, Reg Berryman; (Middle row) Angelo Tapiolas, Gordon Farrelly, Bill Parravicini. (Front row) Les Williamson, Alan Wilkie, Gordon Hall, Lance Madigan.

752 Pages of Rugby League History

THE launch of a new book detailing a “short history” of the Ayr, Home Hill and Burdekin Rugby Leagues from 1916 to 1986 attracted a considerable amount of interest when the book was revealed in the Burdekin for the first time in November.
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Bowen Water Pipeline Route December 2022

Progress continues on Water Pipeline to Bowen

THE proposed Bowen Water Pipeline, which will carry water from the Burdekin River through to Bowen and to farming properties in between, continues to advance, with a meeting held in Home Hill in November to provide updated information to local residents on progress including the changed route
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Home Hill Lions Emergency Medical Information Booklet

Lions Medical Information Book Saving Lives

THE Home Hill Lions Club is offering Home Hill residents the opportunity to obtain an Emergency Medical Information Book, which provides the opportunity, if you are involved in an emergency, to feel at ease that your medical records will be with you and able to be handed to a paramedic…
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Home Hill News Changes from this Edition

HAVE you ensured you will be getting your copy of The Home Hill News each month by registering your email address with the Home Hill Chamber of Commerce? The Home Hill News is now available at the new price of $2 from Home Hill News & Coffee and from Liessmann…
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Ammoudi Bay ridden by Scott Sheargold wins the Battle of the Bush Qualifying Open from Mishani Rebel (Wanderson D’Avila) with Night Attire (Amanda Thomson) in third place.

Day of Doubles at extra November Race Meeting

All enjoyed an excellent day of racing on the Home Hill track on Saturday, November 12 as the Burdekin Race Club conducted a five-event meeting on a date forfeited by the Herbert River Jockey Club. Racing will return on Saturday, December 3 when another five-event program is to be held.
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Texas Longhorn Cattle in the Burdekin Single

Texas Longhorns on a Burdekin Property

A LOCAL grazier, who prefers to remain anonymous, has the makings of a new industry for the Burdekin district, as he manages a small herd for a family member, which includes four full breed “longhorn” cattle.
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Vic Hislop at Groper Creek Jetty Oct 2022

Problematic Sharks

SHARKS have been problematic in the Burdekin River this year with many fishermen reporting the loss of prize fish to sharks. It’s an issue dear to the heart of retired shark hunter, Vic Hislop. Read more…
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Mitch Sticklen 110cm Barra at Groper Creek Oct 2022

Prize Fish caught by Teen

One prize fish that didn’t get away prior to the season closure on November 1 was this 110cm Barramundi, snared by 15-year-old Mitch Sticklin, of Kelso.
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Groper Creek Playground plan 2022

New Playground for Groper Creek

BURDEKIN Shire Council has placed its order for Groper Creek’s new playground, as part of its 2022/23 Budget $95,000 allocation. The playground has been expanded and the installation of the new equipment is anticipated to be completed in time for Easter 2023. We’re excited!
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Holiday Hi-jinks at the Vault

Holiday Hi-Jinks at The Vault

THE Home Hill Choral Society will be returning to the stage as they use their talents to highlight the holiday time, with an enjoyable presentation for the community. “Holiday Hi-Jinks!” takes to the stage at The Vault on Friday, December 9 at 7.30pm and on Saturday, December 10 at 1.30pm….
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Dale Last MP Member for Burdekin

Dale’s Parliament Update

Parliament resumed in early October and since then, we have had two sittings with some big announcements for our emergency services personnel and volunteers.
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Dale Last MP Member for Burdekin

Dale Says – Christmas Appeal

My annual Christmas appeal is now open until December 16 and like last year, I am hoping our community will once again be able to bring joy to families in need right across the electorate.
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Uli Liessmann by Bruce Highway

Greetings from Uli 2022

Happy Christmas and a healthy and a successful New Year to you all. Most importantly you and your family need to stay safe.
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Lloyd Mann Park Gateway to Home Hill

Gateway to Home Hill erected in the Lloyd Mann Park

It’s been a long slog and after more than one year the “Gateway to Home Hill” was complete on 8th November 2022 in the Lloyd Mann Park. The idea, conception and planning were done by me, with the fabrication of the installation by Vass Engineering.
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Home Hill Harvest Festival Parade 2022

A great turnout for the Home Hill Harvest Festival with a very large crowd and great weather, thanks to the people who took the time and trouble to enter a float, or who just took part in the parade.
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Home Hill War Memorial

Day of Remembrance for World War I fallen

THE Home Hill community has again taken the time to remember The Fallen from the First World War as a small crowd gathered outside the Burdekin Memorial Hall on Friday, November 11 to commemorate Remembrance Day.
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