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NEWS IN BRIEF - APRIL 19, 2014

Prayer Breakfast tickets on sale

Tickets to the 2014 Mayoral Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday, May 13 at Rumours can be purchased at all Council Customer Service Centres from 8.30am to 5pm, by calling 131 872 or online at www.toowoombaRC.qld.gov.au/breakfast  Prices are $20 for adults and $10 for schoolage children. All credit cards, except Diners Club and American Express, can be used.

Changes to Russell St traffic

Traffic diversions on Russell St at the rail crossing have now commenced and will continue until mid September, 2014. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the area and all business are open and accessible. Up-to-date construction information is available from www.toowoombaRC.qld.gov.au/OCR or phone 131 872.

ANZAC Day Services

TOOWOOMBA (Friday, April 25):

DAWN SERVICE Mothers' Memorial, Margaret St 5.15am. NB: Marchers assemble at the City Central Car Park, Neil St., from 4.30am. March step off 5.15am sharp.

WREATH LAYING CEREMONY Mothers' Memorial, Margaret St 9am. Wreath bearers assemble Boer War Memorial Gates at 8.30am.

MID MORNING SERVICE Mothers' Memorial 10am. NB: Assembly for the marchers is as follows: Ex Service Persons, Serving Units, Bands, Cadet Units, Scouts, Guides, Youth Groups assemble in Margaret Street, West of Ruthven Street from 9.15am.

DRAYTON (Friday, April 25):

Assembly is at 7am at the Drayton Memorial Hall for the March to commence at 7.20am. The service at the Memorial begins at7.30am and concludes at 8am so that participants have time to attend Toowoomba services. Enquiries regarding any of the above services phone Bill Hills 4636 1088.

Give input on town signage

Council is proposing to update entrance signage throughout the region and wants to consult as widely as possible within

communities regarding the image that best represents their town. So, we're asking you to comment. Some images have already been suggested and a list of these is available on selected posters at nominated TRC service centres. If you have a suggestion or preference please complete a lea et and place in the box provided or post to PO Box 3021, Toowoomba 4350 or scan and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Customer service holiday operating hours

The public is reminded that all Council customer service centres will be closed Anzac Day (Friday, April 25). In a life-threatening situation call triple zero (000) but for matters such as burst water mains, blocked sewers or dog attacks after hours please contact Council's emergency number 131 872.

Hot rod Show and Shine

If you like your cars, make sure you get along to the Hot Rods and Custom Cars Show and Shine (Rods Inc. Millmerran) on Saturday, April 19 from 9am. There'll be approximately 150 cars on display in Campbell Street, Millmerran as well as live music and other activities throughout the morning.And don't miss the driving events at the Millmerran Showgrounds during the afternoon. For more information, contact Bruce on 0403 005786.

Classic cars and planes on show

The popular David Hack Classic Meet is on again Sunday, May 4 from 8am to 3pm at the Aerotec hangar, Toowoomba Airport, Spitfire Street. Come and see the impressive range of classic cars, trucks and warbirds. There'll be joy rides and adventure flights on the day. Adults $15 and children (under 12) are free. Proceeds will assist local charities. For more information, contact Brian on 0417 630 774 or John on 0409 332 962.

Tombstone Tours return

Tombstone Tours are presented by the Local History Library and the Toowoomba Historical Society's Peter Cullen at the Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery, Anzac Avenue. The latest theme will be Journeys and Peter will visit gravestones of families that were integral in assisting in journeys such as the Hampton tramway, the  rst car built in Queensland and the grave of the Gore family and their historical links to the Gore Highway. The tours will take place on Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 18 at 10am. Tickets are $5 per person, payable in advance to the Local History Library at 476 Ruthven St. Ph: 4688 6150.

Wild dog control commencing

Council advises that the regional wild dog baiting campaign will run between April 29 and May 8, 2014. All landholders who formally registered their details during the 2012 programs should have now received specific program details in the post. Any eligible landholder wishing to access this service who has not received notification will need to contact Council's Conservation and Pest Management section prior commencement of the program. Rules and regulations on the 1080 service can be found at www.daff.qld.gov.au Further information or a hard copy of state guidelines can be obtained by phoning Council's Conservation and Pest Management branch: Garry Wilson or Grant Beutel on 131 872.

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