Ten years ago
Thursday, October 9, 2003
A security meeting planned for Port Douglas between US and Australian defence and foreign affairs government heads has been cancelled. An Australian Department of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman said the meeting, planned for October 20-21 at the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas would not go ahead because of US President George Bush’s coinciding visit to Australia.
Judges at the Mossman Music Festival talent quest were impressed with the quality of performances from more than 50 entrants on Saturday. Festival chairman David Egan said the four seasoned judges who came from Townsville gave the entrants a ‘‘very, very encouraging’’ report card and urged them to seek personal feedback on their performances. Dealing with a child’s drug use is the topic of a new free course - Parents, Kids and Drugs - at the Mossman Multi Purpose Health Centre. Course organiser Anni Kerr said the five-week course would cover different topics at each two-and-a-half hour session.
Port Douglas Surf Lifesaving Club members’ outstanding talent shone through at the Surf Lifesaving Carnival at Palm Cove on Sunday. Although competing against much bigger clubs, Port Douglas was able to improve on previous results and finish third in juniors and masters, fourth in the seniors and third overall.
Everything including the kitchen sink was sold at the Vacation Village auction on Port Douglas Rd on Tuesday. More than 230 people, mostly local residents, turned out for the auction of 17 holiday villa contents and fittings.
Douglas Shire youths mixed up in crime have the chance to receive help thanks to a $20,843 Department of Families grant. The Time Out Youth Centre in Mossman has benefited from the funding.