Bubs thrive on mu­sic, sto­ries

Central Telegraph - - LIFE - MOURA CLAUDIA STEPHEN­SON P: 4997 1430 E: claudia.stephen­son@big­pond.com

Bluegum Farm

CHIL­DREN from Moura and sur­round­ing ar­eas were treated to a live show Bluegum Farm TV, last week at the Kianga Memorial Hall.

This show is part of the First 5 For­ever ini­tia­tive, en­cour­ag­ing fam­i­lies to en­gage with books, mu­sic and sto­ries from baby­hood.

Moura li­brary has an ex­ten­sive se­lec­tions of chil­dren’s picture books avail­able for bor­row­ing.

Vin­nie’s has books and mag­a­zines for sale at give away prices.

The post of­fice has very rea­son­ably priced lovely chil­dren’s books on sale.

I have just bought Mem Fox’s, Time for Bed and Pos­sum Magic to take overseas as gifts for our new­born great niece and her two-year-old brother.

Th­ese books have de­light­ful il­lus­tra­tions and in­ter­est­ing text to en­gage both chil­dren and adults.

St Michael’s an­niver­sary

ONLY a week to go un­til the 60th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions at Michael’s Catholic Church at Moura.

On Satur­day, Au­gust 4, from 10am mass will be con­ducted by Bishop Michael, Fa­ther T and Fr Noel Mil­ner.

The Biloela Catholic Church Choir will take part in the mass.

A bar­be­cue lunch for a gold coin do­na­tion will fol­low.

Vis­i­tors are asked to sup­ply own drinks and chair and dessert to share if pos­si­ble.

En­ter­tain­ment will be pro­vided by Moura com­mu­nity choral group and Moura Folk Dance Group.

Mem­o­ra­bilia will be on dis­play.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come to this spe­cial event.

If you would like fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact He­len at 4997 1299.

Beef pro­ducer in­for­ma­tion

EL­DERS Moura man­ager, Bren­dan Crouch re­cently hosted an in­ter­est­ing and in­for­ma­tive evening for beef pro­duc­ers at the Moura Tav­ern.

Spon­sored by Gal­lagher, Ri­d­ley and Vir­bac, pro­duc­ers heard the lat­est sci­en­tific research and in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing nu­tri­tion sup­ple­ments and par­a­site con­trol, as well as see­ing the lat­est in an­i­mal weigh­ing and data col­lec­tion equip­ment.

All the pre­sen­ters were en­thu­si­as­tic and knowl­edge­able, ready to an­swer the many ques­tions put to them by the au­di­ence.

Fur­ther an­i­mated dis­cus­sions con­tin­ued in the spa­cious din­ing room dur­ing the much ap­pre­ci­ated meal which fol­lowed the in­for­ma­tion ses­sion.

Daw­son Val­ley athletics

IN PER­FECT weather last week, Moura Pri­mary School hosted the Daw­son Val­ley athletics cham­pi­onships.

At­tend­ing were rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Ba­nana, Bar­al­aba, Woora­binda, Bauhinia Downs and Theodore State Schools.

Many stu­dents showed the ben­e­fits of dis­ci­plined train­ing.

Suc­cess­ful ath­letes from the Moura com­pe­ti­tion will now com­pete in the Greater Rock­hamp­ton District cham­pi­onships on July 30 and 31.

Best wishes to all com­peti­tors.

Ja­panese arts, crafts

LAST week’s origami class at Moura Youth Cen­tre was most en­joy­able.

The next free lessons will be af­ter school on Tues­day, Au­gust 7, when the arts of cal­lig­ra­phy and brush paint­ing will be taught.

Pri­mary and sec­ondary stu­dents and teach­ers are wel­come to take ad­van­tage of this learn­ing op­por­tu­nity.

New baby

CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS to Si­mone and Christo­pher Martin on the safe ar­rival of lit­tle Isla Mary, a very wel­come first baby.

Grand­par­ents Caro­line and Steven Martin are very happy to have their first grand child liv­ing so close so they can visit of­ten.

The Apex Park at the Daw­son River looks at­trac­tive, ready for to­mor­row night's Foods of the World event.

The happy chef is here to re­mind you, Satur­day, July 28 is the evening to sam­ple in­ter­na­tional foods on the bank of the Daw­son River.

THREE BAGS FULL: Dis­carded plas­tic and glass were picked up close to the Daw­son River at the weir.

PHO­TOS: CLAUDIA STEPHEN­SON

A young vis­i­tor from Bund­aberg vol­un­teered to clean up dan­ger­ous bro­ken glass and other rub­bish thought­lessly dropped near the Moura weir.

In­va­sive poi­sonous weed, cas­tor oil bush in seed on the bank of the Daw­son River, just up­stream from the weir.

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