Beaudesrt, Boonah and Rathdowney delivers the local news

LUNCH TIME: Barb Smith, Sally Undery, Margaret Dunn, Barbara Lay, Susanna Dunne and Selena Wilkie preparing tasty treats at the 2019 Kerry Hall luncheon. Photo: Larraine Sathicq
LUNCH TIME: Barb Smith, Sally Undery, Margaret Dunn, Barbara Lay, Susanna Dunne and Selena Wilkie preparing tasty treats at the 2019 Kerry Hall luncheon. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

BEAUDESERT

BEAUDESERT QCWA CENT SALE

Beaudesert QCWA will have a Cent Sale at the QCWA hall, 86 Brisbane St on Monday 13 September. Doors open at 9.30am. There are loads of prizes. Entry is $5. Remember the QCWA has much craft in the hall. Sewing is on Mondays at 9am.

KERRY CHARITY LUNCH

The Kerry Charity Luncheon planned for Wednesday 25 August 2021 in the Kerry Memorial Hall in Kerry Road, Kerry has been cancelled. This has been a favourite with both old folks homes.

BEAUDESERT SHOW CANCELLED Sadly our Beaudesert Show has been cancelled for the second year running.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING

The next meeting of the Beaudesert Historical Museum, 54 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert will be on Friday, August 20.

Phone 07 55413740 should you need further information and to book in tours with buses or larger groups,

BEAUDESERT BUSH BARDS

Only six poets attended the last Beaudesert Bush Bards meeting which was changed at the last minute, more or less, to the regular Arts and Information Centre meeting room.

There was no topic chosen for the Beaudesert Bush Bards next meeting to be held on Friday, September 10 at the Arts and Information Centre from 9am-noon so poets have open slather.

HILLVIEW HALL

After the AGM of the Hillview Hall Committee, the hall committee has Vincent Kruger as president, Kathrine Cahill as secretary and Jane Kruger as treasurer.

QCWA SOUTH EAST DIVISION AGM

The QCWA South East Division Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday, August 27.

This meeting will be held in the Beaudesert QCWA hall, 86 Brisbane St, Beaudesert with morning tea at 9.30am and the meeting at 10am with lunch to follow.

LAUGHTER YOGA

Do yourself a favour and attend Nerelie Teese's wonderful Laughter Yoga class from 10-11am every Sunday in Jubilee Park, McKee Street entrance.

BEAUDESERT PONY CLUB

Beaudesert Pony Club meets at Beaudesert Showgrounds on first Sunday each month. Inquiries to Jane 0448 260 079 or Kay: 55432158

BEAUDESERT ROTARY

Beaudesert Rotary meets at 6 for 6.30pm at Stationmaster House, 100 Brisbane St on all Mondays barring second Monday of the month when a meal is eaten in a local eatery.

Next Cars'n'Coffee is for Sunday, September 5 at the same venue.

BOONAH

TEMPLIN HISTORIC MUSEUM

Our report from Templin Historic Museum this week is written by Iris Skinner:

Again in lockdown and Templin was unable to open for two Sundays.

Templin School has been painted inside and out.

All the display items are being cleaned.

This has stimulated a great interest in the previous epidemics that the pioneering families had to face. Reading in the school history book tells us about dealing with typhoid.

The horrible effects of dysentery. How did parents deal with whooping cough, diphtheria, mumps prior to triple antigen injections?

The old graves tell us of that horror. Many older people would remember polio. Perhaps the most horrific was the Spanish flu.

When it came to Australia no one was safe. Now with better communications, cleanliness and working as a team we are trying to care for each other.

BOONAH BOOKFEST

Now is a good time to clean out your bookshelves in readiness for this year's Bookfest which will be held on November 13 and 14. Proceeds help with equipment for the Boonah Library. Donate now.

RURAL WOMEN'S GROUP

There is still a cap on the number of visitors allowed in the Fassifern Community Centre, so the scheduled Rural Women's Group meeting for Wednesday, August 11 was postponed to September 8 when the guest speaker will be Alice Tait, an equine assistant therapist who agreed with the change of date.

The date and event will be confirmed as time draws closer.

FASSIFERN INTERAGENCY

The August meeting of Fassifern Interagency has been postponed to Thursday September 16 at 1pm at Fassifern Community Centre 4 Little High Street Boonah.

BOONAH COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB

The Boonah Country Music Club Social scheduled at Boonah Golf Club on Saturday August 28 has been cancelled.

For more information phone Robyn on 5463 1920.

CHARLEE'S LITTLE WISHES

This year Charlee's Little wishes will be a Winter Wonderland Gala Ball to be held on Saturday September 4 at The Outlook Boonah, 4001 Ipswich Boonah Road Boonah from 6pm to 11.30pm.

Tickets are available via the Eventbrite link on the @CharleesLittleWishes Facebook page.

RICHIES BOONAH ARTS FESTIVAL

This year's Richies Boonah Arts Festival starts on Saturday, September 4 with the Red Rim Combined Bands Concert at Boonah Cultural Centre at 1pm.

Adults $10; Members, concession and students (12yrs+) $5; Children under 12 free.

RATHDOWNEY

The Covid pandemic has certainly thrown all into confusion.

Lock-downs,cancellation of the Ekka, the Beaudesert Show and our local country markets. It is strange to go to the supermarket and see faces covered by a mask.

However, it is surprising just how many old friends we are able to recognise.

RADHA

There were 10 members at the meeting on Thursday night.

Business cards have been printed and the football trophies that had been stored in the hotel ceiling have been retrieved.

They looked sorry but have polished well.

As soon as a display cabinet can be obtained they will be housed in the museum.

An interesting find in one of the boxes was a cricket trophy for Palen Creek in 1938.

TAI CHI /YOGA

It is hoped that Yoga will be back soon and that Tai Chi will start August 19.

WOW

The next WOW dinner will be at the hotel on the last Wednesday of the month, the 25th.

THE THURSDAY CRAFT GROUP

The Craft Group continues to meet in the Barn behind the Information Centre at 9.30 on Thursday morning.

Last week I was pleased to have some of those ladies volunteer to help with the polishing of the trophies.

COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Have you had a look at the books available for borrowing that Tracey has in the community library on the verandah of the Post Office?

The Post Office is like an Aladdin's cave.

Gone are the days when you only went to the PO to collect the mail or buy a stamp!

SCHOOL

During the Covid lockdown learning packs were sent out to those children not attending school. Luckily students were able to go back to school.

The Student council is providing healthy lunches of Fridays and The Dance Fever classes are also held on Friday (Though in September it will be held on Thursday the second as the third is a student free day.)

RATHDOWNEY MEMORIAL GROUNDS

The next monthly meeting of RMGA will be held on August 19 at 6.30pm.

There will be reports on the Caravan Park and the markets.