All welcome to pistol shooting
THE CALLIDE Dawson Pistol Club on Calvae Rd is planning a come and try day in conjunction with the Neighbourhood Day on March 26.
The club has been around since the 1960s and is one of the oldest pistol clubs in Queensland
Several years ago the club fell into disrepair, but after a lot of work it is back on track, offering all types of pistol shooting.
The club is also one of the biggest training venues in Central Queensland for weapons safety courses. In the past four years, close on 500 people have attended the club for training.
Offering all weapons categories, including crossbow, the training days are keenly attended. Almost 4000 people have been reached through the social media campaign.
The come and try day will offer free air pistol, rapid fire and centre fire pistol. A free sausage sizzle lunch and drinks will be available all day, with members available to provide information and basic skills.
The day starts at 10.30am and will finish about 2pm. Footwear, identification and a little paperwork will be required for the event.
A safety course is also being offered on the day for those wanting to start their weapons licences.
Inquires can be made at email@example.com or 4993 1252.
Dogs still a problem
At the weekend, two large dogs were found in the yard of an elderly Theodore local in the Eleventh Avenue area.
The dogs were aggressive when yelled at.
Details have been forward to the local laws officers in Biloela, who are trying to get over to Theodore as often as they can.
These issues need to be reported to the council by email or phone as soon as they occur. The Banana Shire number is 4992 9500.
Another big weekend at Theodore Golf Club, with a good turnout of 13 players for a stroke competition.
The Theodore Golf Match Play final was between Bill Stevens and Peter Tweed, with Peter taking out the honour.
John Cruickshank won the stroke competition and Peter Tweed won the pin shot. The club also had two eagle nest winners – Brian Green (visitor from Moura) and Rob White.
The chamber of commerce has formed an events committee and has a few things in the works.
Elvis is not dead – he will be in Theodore when an impersonator takes the stage at the showground.
Tickets will be available via local businesses.
Theodore has a long history of fishing competitions. Planning has started on a 2017 event, with lots of help needed in its planning and support.
Boat licensing and a fishing Identity from Bass Australia are expected to attend. The committee wants something different for this competition and is toying with ideas as they come in.
HANDLE WITH CARE: Richard Cox attending a safety course at the club.