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Wes Johnston’s birthday party

Wes Johnston, born at Frog Hollow in the Obi Obi Valley invites all valley residents to his 80th birthday and wake to be held at Obi Obi Hall, 3.00 pm on the 19.08.2018

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A wedding held on the 11.08.2018

 

Obi Obi Rural Fire brigade participated in a hazard reduction burn near Kenilworth

An echidna was taken out of harms way

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The new pathway from the parking area to the front entry

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Feral pigs in the Obi Valley

Pigs were brought to Australia by the First Fleet in 1788. Today, it is estimated that Australia now has up to 24 million feral pigs. They are among Queensland’s most widespread and damaging pest animals. Feral pigs spread weeds, degrade soil and water, prey on native species, damage crops and livestock, and carry diseases.

Photo by John Cutmore using a wildlife monitoring camera

Red Foxes in the Obi Valley

Foxes (introduced in the 1830’s) have a major impact on the Australian fauna, predating on ground nesting birds, mammals and reptiles. Foxes compete with Australian native animals for food and habitat and can act as a reservoir of disease for wildlife and domestic animals. They also prey on John Cutmores  chickens.

Photo by John Cutmore

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The annual test and tag of the hall’s electricial equipment

An electrician checks for damage and tests for safety every portable electricial appliance, power board and power cord. The items are then tagged with a label to confirm that it has in fact been tested, along with showing who tested it, the test date and when the next test is due

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A wedding

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The next Obi Surplus will be held Wednesday the First of August starting 9.30 am.

.Lynda Windsor

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Senecio madagascariensis

Fireweed

An annual herb that competes with pasture and is  toxic  to livestock

https://weeds.brisbane.qld.gov.au/weeds/fireweed

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Hall painting

After a thorough clean, paint preparation and extra waterproofing sealant, the hall’s external walls are now being repainted with an external wood stain

 

A new pathway

.A 1.2 m wide cement path will be extended around half of the hall, going from the disabled parking area to the main stairs and around to the front entrance.  The  south side of the  hall has heavy foot traffic and receives little sunlight leaving bare ground.

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Fairy lights

A more robust fairy light system is being introduced to replace, as sections fail, the existing domestic wiring

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A future project

There is need to control via a concrete drain the amount water that gets banked up under the side of the hall because of the raised water tank stands.  The drain will run from the gas bottles to the front of the hall and be diverted to one side

 

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This will help keep the underneath of the hall dry which will reduce the risk of white ants who have been discovered in timber placed on the ground between the building and the tanks

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Velothon Sunshine Coast is a cycling event held in and around the hinterland and coastal roads of the Sunshine Coast

20-22 July 2018

https://velothonsunshinecoast.com.au/

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Sunshine Coast Community Halls

Below is a link to Sunshine Coast Council’s website of Sunshine Coast community halls

http://sunshinecoastcommunityhalls.com/

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Recent weddings at Obi Obi Hall

 

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Psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD) 

A white cockatoo affected by PBFD
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Psittacine circoviral disease (PCD) affects parrots and related species and is often fatal to birds that contract it. The virus that causes the disease has been identified from many wild populations and is believed to occur naturally. However, where bird populations are low, the disease may have the potential to cause catastrophic losses. PCD has caused a number of deaths of threatened parrots in captive breeding programs.
Fact sheet link below
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16,06,18

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Caloundra CCSA Hall

Sunshine Coast Community Hall Committee members held their latest meeting at Caloundra CCSA Hall

photo by S J Smith
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