All wel­come to pis­tol shoot­ing

Central Telegraph - - LIFE MY TOWN - THEODORE DENISE & PAUL FOWKES theodor­e­news@cqs­copes.com.au

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 train­ing@cqs­copes.com.au 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.

Golf club

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.

Theodore events

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.

Email theodor­echam­ber@outlook.com.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

HAN­DLE WITH CARE: Richard Cox at­tend­ing a safety course at the club.

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