Fire destroys house

A HOUSE was destroyed by fire at Grosvener, near Eidsvold, on Monday night.

About 7.50pm police were notified of the fire on a rural property on Creek Road, but it was too late to save the home.

There were no occupants in the house at the time.

The scene was guarded overnight but investigations determined the blaze was non-suspicious.

Exchange family needed

AFS Australia is desperately seeking a family to host 16-year-old David Pfund from Switzerland on a student exchange program.

David is set to arrive in Queensland on February 12 but is still in need of a local family to open their hearts and home.

If you are interested in hosting David or would like more information, telephone Lana Falzon on (02) 9215 0045 or email her at

Watch your speed

BUNDABERG drivers will notice changes to road signs around the region in coming days after the state government installed signs urging people to watch their speed.

Signs can be found in Bundaberg at FE Walker Street, Takalvan Street and the Bundaberg-Gin Gin Road.

Main Roads Minister Craig Wallace said crashes involving speeding motorists resulted in 61 people losing their lives in the first nine months of 2009.

“These new signs aim to ensure that statistic is not repeated this year,” Mr Wallace said.

“The signs display the speed limit and the message, “check your speed” and are in addition to a suite of road safety measures included in the Road Safety Action Plan to be implemented this year.”

Bones wanted

FISH bones are not something people usually want to keep in their catch — but demand for fish skeletons is high.

Fisheries Queensland monitoring staff say more fish skeletons are urgently needed to help them better understand the status of the state’s fish stocks.

For more information, telephone 13 25 23 or email

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