No 80 July 2022 – Home Hill News

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

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Council Matters

A COUNCIL meeting held on June 14, 2022 was a bit wanting in information as reported/printed by the local media—they could try a bit harder.
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A Well-attended Dinner

A WELL-ATTENDED dinner was held by the RSL Sub-Branch, Home Hill at the Crown Hotel with a great meal and very good service. 
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A Suggestion

A SUGGESTION only—to move the old mail box in Eighth Avenue across from the Post Office. 
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New Local Gym?

ALSO, I am led to believe a possible new gym studio is going to open in the same block. 
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New Establishments

REMEMBER the Home Hill laundromat in Eighth Avenue that was operational many years ago and closed because of the constant vandalism? 
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Lloyd Mann Park Gateway to Home Hill

“The Gate Way to Home Hill”

THE Home Hill Harvest Festival is in the process of building and erecting a new large modern installation in Lloyd Mann Garden to complement the other installations already there. 
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Stockdale family descendants (from left) Stella Burrows, Janet Delaney, Robert Stockdale, Joy McCarron, Doug Stockdale, Phil Stockdale and Russell Stockdale. Absent— Ken and John Stockdale (deceased), Elizabeth Edwards and Ian Stockdale, who were unable to attend.

A Century of Memories

FOUR generations of the Stockdale family celebrated 100 years of memories at Groper Creek on June 12 in The Boat House. 
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Catch of the Day!

NOT everyone can brag about catching a 90cm Queenfish directly off the bank at Groper Creek, but that was the case recently for Graeme Falvey. 
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Nev Molloy - Australian Country Music Guitarist Songwriter and Producer

Groper Creek Entertainment

RETURNING to Groper Creek recently was nationally acclaimed Australian country music guitarist, songwriter and producer, Nev Molloy, who entertained guests gathered around the regular Friday night campfire. 
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Business Basics Grants available

APPLICATIONS for a $5000 Business Basics Grant, which will allow new and emerging Home Hill businesses to improve their day-to-day operations, have been open since early in May, 2022. 
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Haughton Solar Farm

Funding from Pacific Hydro

TWO Home Hill-based organisations have been successful in receiving funding as part of 15 projects, totalling $80,000, to receive support from Pacific Hydro in the 2022 funding period. 
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Mrs Hilda Frew with her table of bed socks in front of the Home Hill Newsagency, where they sold like hot cakes after being promoted on Facebook and (inset) Hilda proudly shows off the Certificate presented to her by the Scripture Union Queens- land in recognition of her ongoing support for the Burdekin Chaplains.

Chappies Benefit from Hilda’s Cosy Bed Socks

LONG-TIME Home Hill resident, Hilda Frew (89) is constantly knitting—so much so that her latest efforts have resulted in another $200 being donated to the Burdekin School Chaplains Hilda is well known for her support for the ‘Chappies”, regularly assisting another local resident, Margaret Taylor with their street stalls in…
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Dale Last MP Member for Burdekin

Dale says – Personal Safety

IT HAS recently been brought to my attention that many residents and business owners in Home Hill are experiencing unwanted intrusions into their properties, particularly late at night. 
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Burdekin Region Mills

Invicta and Inkerman mills both commenced crushing on Tuesday, June 14. Crushing was delayed at Kalamia and Pioneer mills due to recent wet weather. 
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Roaming Dogs create Havoc

ROAMING dogs have created havoc for an elderly Home Hill couple, as the animals killed the majority of their poultry housed in several pens in their residential property in Seventeenth Street recently. 
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SHOPPERS attempting to access Home Hill’s IGA Supermarket now have to obey the law when entering the property from Eighth Avenue

New Road Changes

SHOPPERS attempting to access Home Hill’s IGA Supermarket now have to obey the law when entering the property from Eighth Avenue, following the completion of a raised cement median which prevents north-bound vehicles crossing double lines to gain easy access. 
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Local “Cash for Containers” Insights

OUR efforts to get a “Cash for Containers” depot in Home Hill seems to have little chance of success, judging by the message given to members of the Chamber of Commerce at their June meeting. 
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Surprise Visit

THERE was a novel situation for Home Hill recently, with a government minister (well an “assistant” minister anyway) actually stopping in the town to carry out official duties. 
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Budget Time

IT IS budget time—but there is little to be enthused about for Home Hill residents. 
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