In this weeks Charleville Regional Report we showcase the busy Easter weekend across the region, bring you comments from our new Mayor, Annie Liston, talk about suicide prevention, plus more!
New Mayor for Murweh
It’s been right down to the wire for this year’s local election.
Murweh Shire Council has a new Mayor.
Annie Liston took out the title with a total of 1,144 votes after preferences were distributed.
It was a close election but with finally tallies announced on Wednesday afternoon, she’s been sworn in and now she’s ready to get on with the job.
All the action from the Augathella Rodeo
Augathella was the place to be this weekend.
Whether it was in the ring or on the track, crowds turned out in force over the weekend for a bumper easter break in Augathella.
Crowds packed the grandstands on Saturday night for the Augathella Diggers Rodeo.
The thrills… and spills…kept crowds entertained well into the night.
Augathella Easter Races
Our Easter weekend finished off here at the Augathella Races, with a five race program, record crowd numbers and a stellar fashions on the field, it was great to see people come from near and far supporting country racing.
No matter the results, the atmosphere at the racetrack was one all could get involved in…and well worth the wait.
Charleville locals become suicide aware
Suicide is an all too common occurrence for our region
Drought, low employment and isolation are major factors but Charleville residents are hoping to change the high figures.
safeTALK was facilitated by Paul Ventaloro from Lifeline Partners who took the group of 30 through video presentations and hands on exercises, all aimed at breaking the stigma attached to suicide.
Tabitha heads to Healthy Ageing for a sing-along
Tuesday mornings down at Healthy Ageing are about bringing a smile to the faces of our towns most seasoned.
Singing and Tabitha Kranz come hand in hand… Now she has turned it into something that is more than just a passion!
Thanks to a school program, Tabitha heads down to Healthy Ageing once a week to treat them to a performance.
Charleville Easter Fishing Comp
Anglers took to the water over the long weekend for the annual Easter fishing competition.
There was a great turnout for the annual Charleville Fishing and Restocking Club’s Easter Carp Busters and the awards just kept on rolling!
Summa Smith, from Wyandra was perhaps the youngest competitor, and took out second prize for her catch of 17 carp, just 1 behind Destiny Holley!
A noticeable lack of yellow belly in the river is down to the numbers of carp, and competitions like these are key in bringing the native fish back into stock.