July 2015

Published a story 28th Jul 2015 6:56 PM

A EUNGELLA resident has provided a likely theory of what may have caused the UFO sightings at the Pioneer Valley.

Eungella resident: UFO ‘could be Chinese lanterns’

A EUNGELLA resident has provided a likely theory of what may have caused the UFO sightings at the Pioneer Valley.

Published a story 27th Jul 2015 8:28 AM

EVERY now and then, a text or letter to the editor will be printed in the Daily Mercury that runs along the same lines.

WATERCOOLER: It’s not the car but the drivers

EVERY now and then, a text or letter to the editor will be printed in the Daily Mercury that runs along the same lines.

Published a story 22nd Jul 2015 12:58 PM

THE Mackay Sleepout, which encourages residents to sleep on the street for one night to raise awareness of the city’s homeless people, will be held next month.

Spend a night sleeping on the streets for fundraiser

THE Mackay Sleepout, which encourages residents to sleep on the street for one night to raise awareness of the city’s homeless people, will be held next month.

Published a story 21st Jul 2015 6:42 PM

YOU don’t have to speak to Daniel Healy for long to realise he loves his business and the Mackay community.

Retailer's price and pain of the online shopping boom

YOU don’t have to speak to Daniel Healy for long to realise he loves his business and the Mackay community.

Published a story 20th Jul 2015 8:21 AM

I HAVE now experienced a Mackay dog off-leash area.

OPINION: Off-leash dog showdown a joy

I HAVE now experienced a Mackay dog off-leash area.

Published a story 14th Jul 2015 7:29 AM

WITH her folks living in Bundaberg and her boyfriend residing in Yeppoon, Kaytlin Collins will certainly make the most of her free $1000 fuel voucher.

$1000 fuel voucher will be put to use visiting loved ones

WITH her folks living in Bundaberg and her boyfriend residing in Yeppoon, Kaytlin Collins will certainly make the most of her free $1000 fuel voucher.

Published a story 13th Jul 2015 2:20 PM

I AM now officially apart of the boat-owners’ club.

OPINION: Boat owner’s dream a reality

I AM now officially apart of the boat-owners’ club.

May 2015

Published a story 15th May 2015 6:10 PM

AGED 103, Eileen Welch refuses to use a walking stick because she believes they are for “old people”.

YOUR STORY: Just as strong and active at 103

AGED 103, Eileen Welch refuses to use a walking stick because she believes they are for “old people”.

April 2015

Published a story 28th Apr 2015 6:35 PM

NEW York gangsters are coming to Mackay and they’re bringing their ‘dolls’ with them.

Talent on show in Guys and Dolls

NEW York gangsters are coming to Mackay and they’re bringing their ‘dolls’ with them.

Published a story 27th Apr 2015 6:18 PM

IT HAS kept the same heart but the Slade Point Medical Centre has just had a full body makeover.

Slade Point practice revamp leads to increased services

IT HAS kept the same heart but the Slade Point Medical Centre has just had a full body makeover.

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I come from a family of proud stockmen and when I was younger my weekends and school holidays where always filled with riding horses and mustering cattle. There isn’t a job I would rather be doing. There are not too many jobs where you learn something new every day. I have struck a good balance in Mackay and I love that I can work at the busy newspaper and I still have time to compete at Campdrafts on the weekends. I am still a country girl at heart and I think Mackay still feels that little bit country as well.