Bubs thrive on music, stories
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.
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.
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.