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HUGE BOOST: Mareeba and Dimbulah financial Services chairwoman Gaye Taylor presented a $50,000 cheque towards a fundraising appeal to purchase a renal dialysis unit for Mareeba Hospital. Mareeba Shire Mayor Mick Borzi had launched the bold $150,000 fundraising effort the previous month. Ms Taylor said a dialysis unit had been on the board’s wishlist for a long time. “It has been inspiring to see the community come together to support this cause,” she said. WILD PARTY: Changes were flagged for Fog on Bay camping ground at Lake Tinaroo after wild scenes greeted Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Atherton Police on new Year’s Eve. Five QPWS staff and four police worked into the evening to control illegal and dangerous behaviour after about 800 travellers filled the site. Damage estimated in the thousands of dollars was caused. Possible changes included moving away
The Mareeba Chamber of Commerce started 2007 with a record number of members and bold plans for expansion. Membership numbers hit 165 in November 2006. President Tanya Piggott said the achievement reflected growth in the region. “A vital ingredient to ensure the growth of our business community is to encourage local shopping,” she said. All letters should be sent as email. Photos should be JPG attachments not smaller than 1mb. The editor reserves the right to refuse or edit any letter for publication.