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WHAT'S REALLY IN YOUR WATER? By Susie Cox, Canungra Health Clinic 4a Appel Street, Canungra

Water from the tap may look clean enough, but it's often the things you can't see that can hurt you the most. I recently cleaned the filter of my home water treatment system which removes all chemicals and contaminates from tap water yet delivers fresh living water with all of the essential mineral properties and is infused with vital oxygen. The ceramic filter was very brown and slimy and had been scrubbed clean only a couple of months ago. So what's really in our drinking water. Before unfiltered water reaches your glass, it has been exposed to thousands of toxic chemicals, residue from pesticides and industrial waste, contaminants, parasites and blue green algae. Plus chlorine is added to the water to kill harmful bacteria. 'Scientific studies have linked chlorine and chlorination by-products to cancer of the bladder, liver, stomach, rectum and colon.' Kemysts Laboratory, Dr Riddle PhD. Australia's water supply is often compromised by: Chlorine By-Products: These are sometimes caused during water treatment when chlorine mixes with organic matter, such as leaves, dirt etc, producing trihalomethanes (eg, chloraform). Some of these are known to be carcinogenic. These are not removed during regular water treatment. Mishandling of Chemicals at the Treatment Site: The chlorine, ammonia and fluoride added to municipal water during treatment are toxic poisons, and they can pose a serious health risk if a human or computer error should under or overdose the water supply. Many thousands of tonnes of chemicals are used annually to treat the Australian water supply, including hydrogen peroxide and sulphuric acid. Natural water with its rich mineral content has a slightly alkaline pH. It supports the average pH7.35 of your body fluids which is necessary for transporting oxygen, regulating metabolism, eliminating acidic waste, and preventing disease. It has a vital hexagonal structure. Healthy water remembers its life as ice. It is neatly ordered in small molecular clusters that form perfect hexagonal shapes with rich minerals snuggled inside them. The healthiest water has beautiful crystal hexagonal formations even in its liquid form, but they become most apparent just before freezing. Unhealthy water on the other hand, typically has large or pentagonal molecular clusters or remains chaotically formless even as it starts to freeze. Whether on tap water or tank water, the best way to reduce chemicals, bacteria, contamination and air-borne pollutants in your water, is to install a high quality water filter, especially if you have children. The Canungra Health Clinic stocks quality water filters for home or office. Ph 5543 5054 or visit Source:, Fluoride Action Network,,,

CHURCH NOTICES ? Next weekend's Fasting & Prayer Conference in Whitby

includes all meals. ? Sunday morning sermon: 'Jesus Walks on the Water'

Sunday evening sermon: 'Searching for Jesus.' ? Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of

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those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands. Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say 'Hell' to someone who doesn't care much about you. Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help. Miss Charlene Mason sang 'I will not pass this way again,' giving obvious pleasure to the congregation. For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs. Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get. Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days. At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice. Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones. Scouts are saving aluminium cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children. Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered. The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility. Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow. The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon. This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin. The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday. Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door. The school drama group will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church hall on Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy. Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance. The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new campaign slogan last Sunday: 'I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours!’

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What pets do when you are at work!

CANUNGRA MARKETS Canungra Markets are held at Canungra State School on the last Saturday of every month. With a wide variety of stalls and stallholders from around South East Queensland, there is always great range of plants, chickens, birds, food, gifts and toys and much more. Canungra State School and local community organisations run the canteen each month and the School’s P&C also gain from having the markets there. So support the local community and get to the next market on Saturday 30th January.

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Ian and Beverley Daw attracted attention with their bees and honey

Jason and Greg Spurgin check out the toys!

Paul and Jane Hansen with Kay Batt of Tangerine Bay Handcrafted Soaps

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James Harding of Cedar Vale shows the Middis Family his range of plants


Q150 COMMEMORATIVE SURVEY MARK UNVEILED: A commemorative permanent survey mark was unveiled recently at North Tamborine as part of the Q150 celebrations. The mark, at the Hang Glider Launch Point on Main Western Rd, is one of only 40 placed throughout Queensland in recognition of the Q150 celebrations. Mayor John Brent said it was great that a site in the Scenic Rim had been chosen for one of these commemorative plaques. “I'm really pleased that this site was chosen by the State Government as an ideal spot for a commemorative marker,” Cr Brent said. “The local community would certainly vouch for it as a great spot but it's nice to know that it's considered as one of the top 40 in the whole of the State.” The site was chosen after local community groups indicated a preference for the North Tamborine site. The shared historic walkway at Jubilee Park in Beaudesert was another Q150 funded program in the Scenic Rim region. SCENIC RIM HOSTS WILD DOG WORKSHOP: Scenic Rim Regional Council recently convened a 2 day workshop for Councils across S.E.Qld & neighboring NSW Councils to discuss wild dog issues throughout the region. The workshop was well attended with representation from Logan, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Southern Downs Councils, together with representatives of National Parks & Wildlife and BioSecurity Qld. The group saw a presentation from National Wild Dog Management facilitator, Mr Greg Mifsud, on the concept of nil tenure, a strategy adopted at the inaugural meeting in October of the Queensland Dog Offensive Group [QDOG]. Nil-tenure planning allows dog affected stakeholders to view the issue at a landscape scale, which is appropriate for managing a predator with a home range that crosses tenure boundaries. Historical and current information on stock losses, dog sightings and control programs are mapped without delineating land ownership boundaries. This information is then used to plan where actions are to be implemented, ensuring that control is placed where it will be most effective. QDOG committee member, Cr Heather Wehl said that the inclusion of the nil tenure would make it easier to control the wild dog situation. “In Australia wild dogs cause significant agricultural losses that, along with the costs of controlling them, amounts to $65M p/a” Cr Wehl said. “If we can put together a strategy that is linked directly to animal movements rather than land ownership, we have a much better chance of success. The nil tenure process will allow us to bring together local knowledge, Councils and government agencies so we can all work collaboratively on this issue. It is also important to work across Council boundaries and also State boundaries, and the two day workshop was an excellent chance for participants to do this as well as share local knowledge”. DEPUTY CONTROLLERS APPOINTED: The Scenic Rim State Emergency Service (SES) has officially named 2 Deputy Controllers for the Unit. Craig Middleton has been named the Deputy Controller for the Eastern division, while Graeme Stumer will oversee the Western division. Craig has been involved in the SES for more than 10 yrs & is currently a member of the Beaudesert Group within the Unit. Graeme has a wealth of experience spanning two decades in the Boonah area. Deputy Controllers assist the Local Controller in the response to emergency & disaster operations & maintaining the operational effectiveness of the Unit. Scenic Rim SES Local Controller Brendan Guy said that 2 Deputy Controllers had been appointed due to the size of the Scenic Rim Region following an extensive selection process. “The Scenic Rim Region expands over 4,250 km2 & the SES Unit undertakes a variety of functions across this area including search & rescue, storm damage operations, flood response, vertical rescue & providing support to other local emergency services personnel,” Mr Guy said. “Especially when disasters strike, Craig & Graham will assist me to coordinate an effective response. In time, the Deputy Local Controller will become the

face of the local SES in their respective divisions. “I look forward to working with Craig and Graeme to maintain an effective, well trained, well led and well equipped SES Unit for the people of the Scenic Rim”. COUNCIL APPROVES COMMUNITY GRANTS APPLICATIONS: Council recently approved 26 applications for funding as part of the 2nd round of the Community Grants Program. 26 groups from throughout the region were successful in receiving a total of $37,596 in funding under Council's Community Grants Program. Corporate & Community Services Chairperson Councillor Derek Swanborough said the grants were an excellent way to provide much needed funds to community groups. “Throughout the region we have groups which carry out excellent work, and with the use of the Community Grants Program we can offer them funding to help them continue carrying out worthwhile projects,” Cr Swanborough said. “These grants benefit not only the groups that receive them, they benefit the whole community which makes giving them even more important”. A range of projects will be undertaken including establishing a community garden program, chaplaincy, upgrades for sporting fields, fixtures, removal of hazards, wheelchair ramps and a variety of festivals & breakfasts. Some of our local Community Grants recipients are as follows: Canungra Rural Fire Brigade: $800 Beechmont Community Sports Association Inc: $2,000 Beechmont Public Hall: $2,046 Canungra Owls Soccer Club: $3,000 Tamborine Mountain Historical Society: $2,500 Beechmont Business & Enterprise Network Inc: $500 COUNCIL SUPPORTS SES RELOCATION: Council has agreed to consider contributing $45,000 to the Beaudesert SES to assist in their proposed move to Birnam from their current location in the CBD. The contribution was considered as part of the Dec’09 budget review & will assist the SES in moving to a bigger location with more room for training & expansion. Cr Derek Swanborough emphasised the important role the SES plays in the local community and said: “Our SES volunteers are an enormous asset to the Scenic Rim and all of the communities within, “Council will do all that it can to support this organisation whenever possible & will certainly consider offering financial assistance in this matter.” SIGNS SHOW COUNCIL'S COMMITMENT TO ENVIRONMENT: Council has shown its ongoing commitment to the environment with the recent installation of community signage in Denham Scenic Reserve at Beechmont. The signage is part of the implementation of programs in relation to Council's recently adopted Conservation Reserve Management Policy. Cr Virginia West said installing signs was a good way to keep the community informed. “The signs are just the start of a range of reserve management programs and play an important role in ensuring that the community and visitors to the reserve are aware of plants and wildlife in the area and behave appropriately. By providing the signs for the reserve, we help sustain vulnerable environments in our region. Council would like to acknowledge the incredible amount of work that the Beechmont Landcare group has done & are continuing to do in this reserve. This is more evidence of Council's continued commitment to the environment through various programs, including, developing carbon sinks, wildlife corridor signage & implementing recycling programs”. The reserve policy programs will involve installing & improving signage, walking tracks, vegetation, habitat restoration through tree planting & weed control, fauna & flora studies, fire trails maintenance & hazard reduction burns, and commencement of forming management documentation for the sites. The programs will be undertaken in conjunction with a range of community groups such as Landcare & government organisations like the Department of Environment & Resource Management, Queensland Fire & Rescue Service and the National Reserve System SEQ Partnership. The Canungra Times, January 2010 - Page 19

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The Parrot: Old Les received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude & an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious & laced with profanity. Les tried & tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music & anything else he could think of to 'clean up' the bird's vocabulary. Finally, Les was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. Les shook the parrot & the parrot got angrier and even more rude. Les, in desperation, threw up his hands, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked & kicked & screamed. Then suddenly there was absolute total quiet. Not a peep was heard for more than a minute. Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, Les quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto Les's outstretched arms & said "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions & I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude & unforgivable behaviour." Needless to say Les was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behaviour, the bird spoke-up, very softly ... “May I ask what the turkey did?” New Seat Belt law: This becomes effective April 1st. The National Highway Safety Council has done extensive. Testing on a newly Designed seat belt. Results show that accidents can be reduced by as much as 95% when the belt is properly installed. Correct Installation is illustrated below. Please pass on to family & friends. THIS MAY HELP SAVE A LIFE! 1,000’s gather to address Global Warming in Copenhagen, Denmark 2009

The Perfect Husband: Several men are in the changing room of a golf club. A mobile phone on a bench rings and a man puts it on speaker & began to talk. Everyone else in the room stops to listen. Man: "Hello?" Woman: "Darling, it's me. Are you at the club?" Man: "Yes" Woman: "I am at the shopping centre & found this beautiful leather coat. It's only $3,000. Is it OK if I buy it?" Man: "Sure,..go ahead if you like it that much." Woman: "I also stopped by the Mercedes dealership & saw the new 2010 models. I saw one I really liked." Man: "How much?" Woman: "$ 70,000" Man: "OK, but for that price I want it with all the options." Woman: "Great! Oh, & 1 more thing, the house I wanted last year is back on the market. They're asking $1.05M" Man: "Well, then go ahead & give them an offer of $1M, they will probably take it. If not, we can go the extra $50,000. It really is a pretty good price." Woman: "OK. I'll see you later! I love you so much!” Page 30 - The Canungra Times, January 2010

Man: "Bye! I love you, too." The man hangs up. The men in the changing room are staring at him in astonishment, mouths agape. He smiles & asks: "Anyone know who this phone belongs to?” The Farmer & the Old Lady: A farmer stopped by the local mechanic shop to have his truck fixed. They couldn't do it while he waited, so he said he didn't live far away, & he would just walk home. On the way home, he stopped at the hardware store & bought a bucket & a gallon of paint. He then stopped by the feed store & picked up a couple of chickens & a goose. However, struggling outside the store, he now had a problem: how to carry all his purchases home. While he was scratching his head, he was approached by a little old lady, who told him she was lost. She asked, “Can you tell me how to get to 1603 Mockingbird Lane”? The farmer said, “Well, as a matter of fact, my farm is very close to that house. I would walk you there, but I can't carry all this very far.” The old lady suggested, “Why don't you put the can of paint in the bucket, carry the bucket in one hand, put a chicken under each arm, and carry the goose in your other hand?” “Why, thank you very much!” he said, & proceeded to walk the old girl home. On the way he says “Let's take my short cut & go down this alley. We'll be there in no time.” The little old lady looked him over cautiously then said, “I am a lonely widow without a husband to defend me, how do I know that when we get in the alley, you won't hold me up against the wall, pull up my skirt, & have your way with me?” The farmer says “Holy smokes, lady! I'm carrying a bucket, a gallon of paint, two chickens, & a goose. How in the world could I possibly hold you up against the wall and do that?” The old lady replied, “Set the goose down, cover him with the bucket, put the paint on top of the bucket, and I'll hold the chickens.” The Breeding Bulls: My wife & I went to the Canungra Show & 1 of the first exhibits we stopped at was the breeding bulls. We went up to the 1st pen & there was a sign attached that said “This Bull Mated 50 Times Last Year’' My wife playfully nudged me in the ribs, smiled & said, “He mated 50 times last year, that's almost once a week.” We walked to the 2nd pen which had a sign attached that said ''This Bull Mated 150 Times Last Year”. My wife gave me a healthy jab & said, “WOW, that's more than twice a week! You could learn a lot from him.” We walked to the 3rd pen & it had a sign attached that said, in capital letters, “This Bull Mated 365 Times Last Year”. My wife was so excited that her elbow nearly broke my ribs, & said, “That's once a day, you could REALLY learn something from this one.” I looked at her and said “Go over and ask him if it was with the same old cow.” An Aussie in Harrods: A young Aussie lad moved to London and went to Harrods looking for a job. The manager asked 'Do you have any sales experience?' The young man answered 'Yeah mate, I was a salesman back home in Dubbo.' The manager liked the Aussie so he gave him the job. His first day was challenging & busy, but he got through it. After the store was locked up, the manager came down & asked, 'OK, so how many sales did you make today?' The Aussie said 'Just 1 mate!' The manager groaned & asked, 'Just one? Our sales people average 20 or 30 sales a day. How much was the sale for?' '£124,237.64p.' The manager choked & exclaimed £124,237.64p! What the hell did you sell him?' 'Well, first I sold him a small fish hook, then a medium fish hook & then I sold him a new fishing rod.' 'Then I asked him where he was going fishing & he said down at the coast, so I told him he would need a boat, so we went down to the boat Dept & I sold him that twin-engine Power Cat.' ‘Then he said he didn't think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to car sales and I sold him the 4x4. The manager, incredulous, said, 'You mean to tell me...a guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a boat and a 4x4?' 'No, no, no... he came in here to buy a box of tampons for his lady friend and I said... ‘Well, since your weekend's buggered, you might as well go fishing.'

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Canungra Community Christian Church services every week at the Canungra School of Arts Hall at 9.30am. For inquiries contact Ministers Rodolfo and Melanie Rivetti on 0439 748 388 or 0421 373 452. Sunday School for children during service - all welcome! Kingfisher Playgroup every Friday at the Beaudesert Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Duckett and William Streets from 9:30-11:30 am. Ages 0-5 welcome. The first two visits are free then a small fee of $3 per week to cover costs. Please call Sarah on 5543 2815. St Thomas Beaudesert New & Expectant Mothers Group every 4th Wednesday of the month at the Parish Hall, St Thomas Anglican Church, 7 Albert St, Beaudesert from 10 am-11.30am. Ages 0 to 5. We provide morning tea and coffee. A relaxing, fun environment where parents can get information and company. The meetings are free to attend however a gold coin donation is appreciated. Please contact Myleigh on 0411 489 404. Beechmont Market: Sunday 17th January. 8am -12 noon. Community Centre - Old School Site, Binna Burra Rd, Beechmont. Music by Candice Mc Leod from 10am. For more information phone 0458 233 080.

CANUNGRA RURAL FIRE BRIGADE Members of the community interested in participating as volunteers, are invited to attend monthly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Enquiries to Jamie on 5543 5778 or email

CANUNGRA ART & CULTURE GROUP The Canungra Art & Culture Group Inc is a not for profit group for people from Canungra & district interested in craft & art activities. We meet every second Thursday at the Canungra Showgrounds’ Art Hut from 10am - 1pm for fun, friendship & participation in a craft project. $2 per person (bring a small plate). Ph: Robyn 5543 5528

Justice of the Peace Community Signing Centre in the room adjoining Canungra Library) Wednesdays 1pm - 4pm

CANUNGRA HACK & PONY CLUB AGM AND SIGN-ON DAY Sunday 7th February at Canungra Showgrounds, Coburg Road, Canungra First rally day - Sunday 21st February

For inquiries please phone 0400 436 867 or email


FARMERS’ MARKET Local food producers are invited to participate in a Farmers’ Market during the Canungra Creek Festival on th Saturday, 27 March onsite at O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards. Inquiries to Catherine on 5543 4011.

Do you Need to Fundraise? Raise Community Awareness? All community groups are invited to be a part of the Canungra Creek Festival. For more information call Lynn on 0409 550 745.

CANUNGRA AREA GOLF CLUB Aloha Road, Canungra. WELCOMES EVERYONE TO COME & PLAY GREEN FEES ONLY $20.00. GOLF & BBQ PACKAGES FOR SOCIAL GROUPS $30.00 PER PERSON (MIN 20) Competition Days: Tuesday: Ladies, Thursday: Men, Saturday: Mixed Clubhouse Open: Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays. Visitors welcome. Phone: Clubhouse: 55434620, Sandy: 0408771810 Secretary: 55477198

CANUNGRA GUIDES At the end of the year the Canungra Guide Unit will be losing a Leader. We are looking for a replacement.

Could you be the one? We are looking for someone who enjoys the company of young girls aged 7 to 14, and is willing to “have a go” at a range of activities that involve the indoors and outdoors. A new Leader doesn't need to have been a Guide before. Training is provided for in the areas of expertise that need updating. If you know of anyone who might be interested call Judy Hampson on 5543 4924. The Canungra Times, January 2010 - Page 35

FOR SALE BBQ: 4 burner on timber trolley. Works well. $50. 0428 737 678. 8:30-5:30 m-f. 01/10 Casio WK3000 - Full size Keyboard: 76 keys, manual, adjustable stand and theory books included. Many features. Great for the advanced or budding musician. As new condition. $750.00 5543 5008. 02/10 DVDs: Heaps of titles $2-$5. Excellent condition. 0428 737 678 8:30-5:30 m-f. 01/10 Girls' Clothes: Gorgeous assorted 2 & 3 year old girls clothes, new, second hand & name brands. $2 each. Ph 5543 5054 or 0434 906 303. 01/10 Landcruiser Tyres: 5 x 16in mounted on split rims. 85-90% rubber. Extra: 1 tyre (not mounted), 3 tubes (2 new), 1 rust guard. The lot $500. 5544 0650, 0419 447 581.02/10 Punching Bag: stand with speed ball & rack. $70.ph04287376788:30-5:30mon-fri. 01/10 2008 John Deere 5203 Tractor Red Dragon Fruit: Cuttings $2.50 each or with front end loader (522), 6ft slasher, 3 for $5.00 Ph: 5543 4134. 02/10 canopy, tool box, drink holder. Approx Ride On Mower: Viking (Stihl) MT830 44" 170 hours, excellent condition, selling cut. Hydromatic foot control. Great cond. due to property sale. Fully serviced @ $1800. Ph: 0428 843 833. Beechmont. 03/10 100 hours $35,000. Ph: 0417 728 072 To Swap: VHS Video Tapes for other VHS tapes. Incl: Volcano, Stargate, Pretty Woman, Catholic Boys, Broadcast News, The Telephone, Japanese Story, High Society, Moving Target, Stanley. Ph: 5543 5155.p WANTED Collector: Wants antique bottles & fruit jars, cash paid. Call Steve 0417 897 957. p FOR RENT Property Management: Let us take the headache out of renting your property. Call Monique 5543 4889 or 0417 728 072. CLASSES/TUITION/SERVICES Baby Budgies: Amazing colours $15. Baby Guitar Lessons: Professional Guitar & Bass tuition. Call Brendan 5543 5438. Cockatiels $25. Ph: 0409 982 456. 05/10 Ducks and Chooks: Indian Runner Ducks $75 Counselling: Sexual, relationship, stress, ea. Laying Hens, $10 ea. Ph: 5543 7231, 0419 self-esteem, shyness. Jamie Strauss, 25 years experience. 0409 434 490. 678 048. 3/10 POSITIONS VACANT Caretaker Required: Own accommodation preferred. Must be capable animal person. Ph: 5543 7231, 0419 678 048. Craft Person: Looking for person to work 2 cross stitch items. no hurry for completed items. Full details 5543 5141. 01/10 Canungra Community Christian Church: Seeking a Sunday School Teacher/Helper for our weekly services in Canungra School of Arts Hall at 9.30am. Contact Melanie Rivetti on 0421 373 452.02/10 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Room to Rent in hair salon for beautician. Mt Tamborine. Ph: 5545 4783, 0413 233 02/10 WORK WANTED Mature lady looking for casual MYOB and/or office work in school hours. OwnABN. Hourly rate. Ph:Tina 0407854540. 01/10 PETS & LIVESTOCK

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ACCOMMODATION Accommodation Wanted: 2-3 bedroom house or unit wanted, Canungra district. Ph: 0407 671 286. Caretaker Required: Own accommodation preferred. Must be capable animal person. Ph: 5543 7231, 0419 678 048. PUBLIC NOTICES CADA help wanted: Secretarial & Accounts. DA CADA Submission: Specialist areas. Please contact

Scenic Rim Shire Markets Canungra: Last Saturday each month @ Canungra State School. 8am-1pm. Terri 0417 759 777. Beechmont B-Fresh Farmers Markets: Every Sunday @ Beechmont. Fresh produce. Sally 5533 3646. Beaudesert: 1st Saturday. 7am-12noon. Dick Westerman Park, Enterprise Dr. Ph: 5544 8200. Beechmont Markets: 3rd Sunday 8am-12noon. Old Beechmont School site, cnr Beechmont & BinnaBurraRds.Ph: 0458233080. Jimboomba: 3rd Saturday. 7am-12noon. JimboombaStatePrimarySchool.Ph:55460214. Tamborine Mtn Country Markets: 2nd Sunday. Showgrounds, Main Western Rd. Ph: 5545 2155, 0417 618 379. Tamborine Mtn School Markets: Last Sunday. 8am-2pm in the car park across from the school. Ph: 5545 3451, 5543 8314. Tamborine Mtn Local Producers Market: Every Sunday. 8am-12noon. Showgrounds, Main Western Rd. Geoff 5545 2617. Useful Phone Numbers Snake Catchers Canungra: John Adkins 0438 697 512 or Craig Calvert 5543 5120 Mount Tamborine: Ian Breakwell-Keanelley 5545 4308 or 0416 196 602

Other Useful Numbers Beaudesert Hospital 5541 9111 Camping Ground Sharp Park 0409 550 745 Canungra Library 5543 5791 Canungra Police Station 5543 5120 Canungra Swimming Pool 5543 4255 Canungra Visitor Information 5543 5156 Chemist 5543 5633 Cr Richard Adams 5540 5402 Cr Virginia West 5540 5403 Dentist 5543 5299 Directory Assistance (the free one) 1223 Dr David Walkden-Brown 5543 5688 Dr Burnard Elliot 5543 5135/0411 854 352 Emergency (Fire, Police, Ambulance) 000 Energex (Loss of Power) 136 262 Justice of the Peace, Joe Rye 5543 5592 RSPCA Emergency 1300 ANIMAL Wildlife Rehab (Leigh) 0423 919 972

MORIARTY PARK NEWS Foodworks Sportsperson of the Year Awards: The Presentation Ceremony for the FoodWWorks Sportsperson of the Year will be held on Sunday 31 January from 3.00pm until 5.00pm at Sarabah Estate Vineyard and Winery. All monthly winners should have received their invitations by this time. If you were not a monthly winner for 2009 and wish to attend, tickets can be purchased from the Moriarty Park Committee by telephoning Steve on 0407 130092. You will need to send a cheque for payment in advance for all paying guests. The cost is adults: $10, children: $6 (12 years and under). Congratulations to everyone who was nominated in 2009. There were some outstanding achievements by our locals in a diverse range of sports. If you would like to nominate someone for the Foodworks Sportsperson of the Month for December, please contact Steve Moriarty on 0407 130 092 for a nomination form. Hall &Facility Bookings: The Moriarty Park Hall & grounds is available for hire. For bookings please contact Mike Cecil on telephone 5543 4352.


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GORILLA SUIT DAY 31st JANUARY Gorilla suits or ape suits are full-bodied costumes resembling gorillas or other large primates. Gorillas are a source of awe and horror, but also humour. The common gorilla suit is a popular Halloween & masquerade party costume. It has extensive use in media, sometimes to symbolize a "real" gorilla. It may be used for as gag in which a character wears a gorilla suit, and at some point, becomes entangled with the real thing. The early history of the art of gorilla impersonation dates at least to the late 1920s, with the rise of Charles Gemora, an early practitioner of the art in such short films as Circus Lady and the Our Gang entry Bear Shooters. In later decades, in addition to abounding in B movies such as Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla, the gorilla suit came to prominence in television, in a wide range of series, from 1960s sitcoms like The Addams Family and The Beverly Hillbillies, which typically attempted to present their gorillas as "real," to more recent series such as L.A. Law and Scrubs, which have contrived to have regular characters don the primate costume. Gorilla suits are recognized through National Gorilla Suit Day, January 31. The holiday was concocted by MAD cartoonist Don Martin in a 1964 paperback Don Martin Bounces Back! The most notable story in the tome revolves around a hapless fellow named Fester Bestertester, who dares to mock the concept of National Gorilla Suit Day and is thus repeatedly pummeled by gorillas. Gorilla suit performance involves pantomime, wearing a heavy costume, broad physical comedy skills, and a partial suspension of disbelief, while still playing on the very artifice involved. In this respect, gorilla suits are not far removed from puppetry. Jim Henson utilized typical gorilla suits, and never a full-bodied gorilla Muppet, in several productions. The person inside the gorilla suit is often uncredited. In recent decades, the work of performers or designers have altered the mechanics and effect of gorilla suits, often using animatronics, taxidermy eyes, realistic fur, and other aides. Jim Henson's Creature Shop has contributed to this development in its own way, through work on Buddy and George of the Jungle, and many suit performers of Henson creatures portrayed gorillas in other productions Check out The Canungra Times Calendar for more bizarre holidays & observances around the globe. If any Canungra people would like to do something silly like “lunch in a gorilla suit” please let me know. I doubt I will get any takers in the Queensland heat! You never know though, there are some mad people in this town!

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Ü Open to all sportspeople who reside in the 4275 postcode area or who

play for a team in the area. Ü Monthly winners receive a certificate, medal & prizes to the value of

$100 in the form of a $50 Foodworks voucher & a $50 voucher from a selected sports store at the Award Ceremony conducted in January each year. The 'Sportsperson of the Year' & 'Achiever of the Year' (selected from the 12 monthly winners) also receive trophies. For further information & to submit nominations contact: Steve Moriarty on 0407 130 092, email: or post your nomination (with photograph) to: The Secretary, MPCSC, PO Box 36, CANUNGRA QLD 4275.

Honour Roll 2002 Canungra Under 10 Soccer Team 2003 Murray Hopley 2004 Danielle Teveluwe 2005 Jonny Durand 2006 Chelsea Teveluwe 2007 Joshua Bell-McNee 2008 Katelyn Duncan

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The Canungra Times The Canungra Times, December 2009 - Page 37

WD-40 - WHO KNEW? I had a neighbor who had bought a new pickup. I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that someone had sprayed red paint all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason). I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news. He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open. Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job that was on the truck. I'm impressed! WD40 who knew? 'Water Displacement #40' The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a 'water displacement' compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. The Convair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts. Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you. When you read the 'shower door' part, try it. It's the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as glass. It's a miracle! Then try it on your stove top ... Viola! It's now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed. Here are some other uses: 1. Protects silver from tarnishing. 2. Removes road tar and grime from cars. 3..Cleans and lubricates guitar strings. 4. Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making them slippery. 5. Keeps flies off cows. 6. Restores and cleans chalkboards. 7. Removes lipstick stains. 8. Loosens stubborn zippers. 9. Untangles jewelry chains. 10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks. 11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill. 12. Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing. 13. Removes tomato stains from clothing. 14. Keeps glass shower doors free=2 0of water spots. 15. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors. 16. Keeps scissors working smoothly. 17. Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes. 18. It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks. 19. Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!

20. Gives a children's playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide. 21. Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers. 22. Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises. 23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open. 24. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close. 25. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers. 26. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles. 27. Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans. 28. Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling. 29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly. 30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools. P. S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.

Dear Readers: Thank you so much for your wonderful support of the World Society for the Protection of Animals. In the latest updates on the WSPA Website ( you'll see some of the amazing achievements for animals that you are helping to create. Like the brilliant initiatives in Africa experienced by Leisel Jones, who see first-hand how your generosity is helping to protect elephants so they can live harmoniously alongside the local Masai tribes. This year Havianas is reaching out to help support our Amazon Ark project, educating local children and adults about animals. If you know someone aged between 7-15 years old who is passionate about animals and feels creative visit the website to find out about Havianas design your own competition. Injured and neglected donkeys and horses in Israel have also benefited from your kind support. Working with our member society, Pegasus, we are nursing these animals back to health so they can enjoy a life free from cruelty. It is stories such as these that reinforce just how life-changing your generous support really is for animals in need. On behalf of the animals, thank you again. WSPA Australia Phone: 1300 13 9772 Email:

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ONLINE SHOPPING Online shopping can be a safe and time-saving activity but it's important to ensure you shop online safely and securely. Credit unions and building societies, in partnership with the Australian Federal Police (AFP), are committed to help inform Australians on how to maximise the benefits of online shopping and minimising the risks. “Online shopping is easy and saves lots of time,” said Abacus CEO Louise Petschler. “However, it's important to be aware of the risks so you can shop online safely and securely.” There are some easy tips you can follow to ensure your shopping experience is memorable for all the right reasons: 1. Always use web browser protection, install and run security software with real-time live updates and update your operating system to ensure you are protected from vulnerabilities; 2. Be sure to read your shopping website's refund and returns policies, privacy policy and legal notices in case you need to return the goods or have a problem; 3. Do not click on links in emails from online retailers or online greeting cards as they can be spam; 4. Make sure the site you are shopping on is using encryption and is up front about where and how your details are stored; 5. Never give a date of birth or other personal identifiers. Never give out too many details as the more details provided the greater the risk of identity fraud happening. Online retailers only ever require basic contact details (e.g. name, billing address and contact number) and card details in order to process a credit/debit card payment; 6. Always keep records of the transaction, including the product description, price and the receipt of payment; 7. If you purchase goods online from overseas ensure it is a reputable trader, uses encryption technology and can be contactable if problems arise; 8. Check your debit and credit card statements regularly and ensure you refer immediately any unauthorised activity to your mutual building society or credit union. Commander Neil Gaughan, Acting National Manager of the AFP's High Tech Crime Operations, said, “Shopping online, while often a convenient and cost effective way to purchase products, requires consumers to safeguard their personal information as they would shopping at a physical store. Consumers need to ensure they protect their personal and financial information to prevent fraud and the disappointment of financial loss when goods are not received,”

WHY WE LOVE CHILDREN... Nudity: I was driving with my three young children one evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved. She was stark naked! As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my 5-year-old shout from the back seat, 'Mom, that lady isn't wearing a seat belt!' Opinions: On the first day of school, a first-grader handed his teacher a note from his mother... The note read, 'The opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents.’ Elderly: While working for an organisation that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my 4-year-old daughter on my afternoon rounds. She was intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she turned and whispered, 'The tooth fairy will never believe this!'

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR WALLET OR PURSE IS STOLEN A corporate LAWYER sent the following out to the employees in his company: 1. Next time you order cheques, have only your initials (instead of your first name) and surname put on them. If someone takes your cheque book, they will not know if you sign your cheques with just your initials or your first name, but your bank will know how you sign your cheques. 2. Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put "PHOTO ID REQUIRED". 3. When you are writing cheques to pay on your credit card accounts, DO NOT put the complete account number on the "For" line. Instead, just put the last four numbers. The credit card company knows the rest of the number, and anyone who might be handling your cheque as it passes through all the cheque processing channels won't have access to it. 4. Place your work phone number on your cheques instead of your home phone. If you have a PO Box, use that instead of your home address. If you do not have a PO Box, use your work address. Never have your Centrelink Number printed on your cheques. You can add it if it is necessary, but if you have it printed, anyone can get it. 5. Run the contents of your wallet through a photocopy machine. Do both sides of each licence, credit card, etc. You will know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel. Keep the photocopy in a safe place (not your wallet). I also carry a photocopy of my passport when travelling either here or abroad. We've all heard horror stories about fraud that's committed on us in stealing a name, address, Social Security number, credit cards. Unfortunately I, an attorney, have first-hand knowledge because my wallet was stolen last month. Within a week, the thieves ordered an expensive monthly mobile phone package, applied for a VISA credit card, had a credit line approved to buy a Dell computer, received a PIN number from DMV to change my driving record information on-line, and more. But here's some critical information to limit the damage in case this happens to you or someone you know: 1. We have been told we should cancel our credit cards immediately, but the key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those where you can find them. 2. File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where your credit cards, etc., were stolen. This proves to credit providers you were diligent, and this is a first step toward an investigation (if there ever is one). 3. But here's what is perhaps most important of all: (I never even thought to do this.) Call the three national credit reporting organisations immediately to place a fraud alert on your Tax File Number, your passport number and drivers licence number. I had never heard of doing that until advised by a bank that called to tell me an application for credit was made over the Internet in my name. The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen, and they have to contact you by phone to authorise new credit. By the time I was advised to do this, almost two weeks after the theft, all the damage had been done. There are records of all the credit checks initiated by the thieves' purchases, none of which I knew about before placing the alert. Since then, no additional damage has been done, and the thieves threw my wallet away. This weekend someone handed it in. It seems to have stopped them dead in their tracks.

The Canungra Times, January 2010 - Page 39

Here & Now at The Canungra Hotel! Every Monday Registration from 6pm Games start 7pm prompt FREE TO PLAY !!! New Season Leader Board as of 04/01/10 1 Philip Tomlinson 416 11 Andrew Quaranitni 118 ~ Meet new friends ~ 2 Michael Mahony 404 12 Enda Murphy 69 ~ Learn Poker ~ 3 Greg Mckinnon 384 13 Brendon Cooper 56 4 Jonas Kastberg 379 14 Robin Kerr 51 ~ Enjoy Deano’s Yummy Roast ~ 5 Shaun Calaby 310 15 George Dixon 45 ~ Score extra starting chips ~ 6 Sue Lanham 261 16 Emma Bogie 42 Your chance to go through to 7 Aaron Simmons 237 17 Kelly Street 39 8 Marty Bennett 200 18 Michael Hodson 38 the Regional Finals & State 9 Richard Oakley 155 19 Deborah Kerr 36 Finals to win Ca$h & Prizes. 10 Wayne Russell 133 20 Andrew Mahony 34 Come along to watch & learn. Damo the Poker Guru will help with any questions you have.

What pets do when you are at work! Page 40 - The Canungra Times, January 2010

February 27th 2010

Canungra Summer SoireĂŠ

In aid of Careflight Rescue you are invited to share in an evening of fun at ......

Canungra Valley Vineyard , Lamington National Park Road, Canungra Date: Saturday 27th February 2010 Time: 5.30pm to 11.30pm Cost: $65 per person Price includes: Hot & Cold CanapĂŠs, 1hr complimentary wine, beer, soft drink & champagne. A variety of evening entertainment & fundraisers held throughout the evening in aid of Careflight Rescue. Dress Code: Cocktail/Smart Casual Bus pick up/drop off available from some areas. Bookings Essential. Full payment due by 12 February 2010 For bookings / info contact: Shona 0414 67 6787 or Anna 0423 20 3333 The Canungra Times, January 2010 - Page 41


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