97yo Gladstone woman's secret to living a long life

MILESTONES: Eileen Murchie had her 97th Birthday yesterday and celebrated on Thursday with her five children Carole Allan, Chris Murchie, Laraine Vellozzi, Merrian Ross and Sharon Barrett.

Family matriarch turns 97 with 35 great grandchildren

PHOTOS: Sunrise gives a great reason to get out of bed

Karen Joy posted this photo on Instagram of the sun rising over the Tannum Sands beach.

If you want to spot the sunrise set your alarm this week

Boyne Smelters in generous donation for local diggers

Aerial view of Boyne Smelter Limited.

BOYNE Smelters are making a generous donation honouring diggers.

PHOTOS: Lions roams free at Trinity College

Mika Radosevic is a very good tiger. Photo Campbell Gellie / The Observer

Under 8s Week celebrations at Trinity College

Liarna to run for a great cause

Liarna prepares for the big run

Liarna Kirby is the 1000th entrant in the CTC Rocky River Run

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The most Colourful Vietnam Markets | Bac Ha Market!

Jolene Ejmont at the Most Colourful Markets in Vietnam, the famous Bac Ha Market!

The most Colourful Vietnam Markets | Bac Ha Market!

You can support diversity without misgivings

You can support diversity without misgivings

You can support diversity without misgivings

5 unique things to do in Kampot and Kep, Cambodia

The salt fields of Kampot.

"We had an awesome time exploring the countryside of both towns."

Storytellers visit Angkor Wat temple complex

Jolene, Katie-Lee and Lily Ejmont at the famous Angkor Wat Temple, Cambodia.

"One of a kind experience!" says traveller

Pauline Hanson in Gladstone

Pauline Hansen in Gladstone June 24, 2016. Pauline and Fraser Anning.Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

Pauline Hanson in Gladstone ahead of the federal election June 24, 2016

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT R

2016 AMG GT R. Photo: Contributed

Track ready 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT R

Subaru Levorg

2016 Subaru Levorg GT Photo: Contributed.

2016 Subaru Levorg sport wagon

Freedom Rich clothing

Svea Kristina wearing a Freedom Rich jumper.

Josh Doble has created the Freedom Rich brand.

Brexit: Leave edges ahead

First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones (2-L), Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale (3-L), British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn (C) and London Mayor Sadiq Khan (3-R) during a 'Vote Remain' event in London, Britain, 22 June 2016. Britons will vote on whether to remain in or leave the European Union (EU)

Celebrations and shock across the UK as 'Leave' looks set to win the referendum. ...

Zeke Fimeri rubs shoulders with sporting elite

A Suncorp Origin competition won Zeke Fimeri, 13, a trip to Gladstone with the Queensland origin side, tickets to game two of origin and four merchandise packs.

Zeke Fimeri, 13, won a competition to spend time with the Queensland origin...

Curtis Island property touted as tourism potential

A Dutch company is selling a Curtis Island property.

Recent investments in the CBD

SOLD: A central plot of land and Gladstone's much loved Scotties has been sold.

Scotties is being bought and developers are looking at putting a development...

Win Marsh at the Australian Natural Bodz Asia Pacific International competition.

Win Marsh placed second in her category at the international competiion in Gold Coast earlier this month.Photo: Contributed.

Win Marsh at the Australian Natural Bodz Asia Pacific International competition.

Gladstone cats

Kai and Simba were rescued by Anita's Angels.

Cat lovers love photos.

Pets get into festive spirit

Eight-week-old Koda, who was adopted from the RSPCA.

Readers submitted photos of Gladstone's best-dressed pets over Christmas.

Reader photos: Gladstone pet owners snap animal selfies

Keeley and her horse 'ice cream'. Photo: Kelly McCann Hancock.

We asked you to send in your selfies with the best animals in your life.

Gladstone dogs invited to weddings

Diesel the kelpie was the highlight of Tasha and Jason Gibb's wedding when he ran down the aisle to present the couple's rings at their Canoe Pt wedding in 2011. 
"He even spoke up on his own to say that he was the one who had them," Mrs Gibbs said. "Very talented boy."
Coco, a border collie cross, also made an appearance as the flower girl.
Mrs Gibbs said the dogs were "family and our fur babies".

Gladstone readers submitted photos and stories of beloved pets who were invited to...