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Cooroy pool turns up the heat AFTER years of discussion, the dream of installing a heat pump in Cooroy Pool has finally become a reality. Determined locals and committed advocates from Cooroy Dolphins Swimming Club have worked long and hard to have a heat pump installed in the pool to allow swimming during our cooler months. On the back of a community forum hosted by the Cooroy Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank in November last year, locals discussed and then voted on future community projects that would benefit the town and surrounding communities. One of those projects was the heat pump for the local pool that will be proudly put into action just in time for launch of the Cooroy Dolphins Swimming Club upcoming season. Club president, Lance McFayden said the timing couldn’t be better as the Dolphins prepare for their annual sign on day on 25 August. “We couldn’t be more excited about what this heat pump will bring to our club and our community. Not since the club began in 1975 can I say we have been more excited!” he said. “Without the support of Sunshine Coast Council and the Cooroy Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank this simply couldn’t have happened. Their $20,000 and $7,000 contributions respectively mean the heat pump will ensure continuity of temperature throughout the season. No longer can we use cold water as an excuse for getting out of bed for our 5.30am squad sessions. “The pools solar heating

Bendigo Bank Cooroy Manager Fiona Hutchings celebrates the heating of Cooroy Pool with members of the Dolphin Swim Club system will continue to be used, but the heat pump guarantees that no matter what the weather we can maintain ideal swimming temperatures whenever needed. Learn to swim sessions will now be a very comfortable temperature for even the youngest children,” Mr. McFayden added. The manager of the Cooroy Community Bank branch said she was thrilled the Cooroy Community Forum has brought the first of

many positive outcomes. “When we hosted the forum our hope was that we could find out more of what the Cooroy and surrounding communities wanted. The opportunity to partner council in making the Cooroy Pool heat pump a reality is really exciting. We were also able to identify a few more projects we will be able to share more about in the months ahead, but I’m proud our Community Bank is part of this project”, Ms.

Hutchings said. “There are currently more than 300 Community Bank branches across Australia that have returned more than $80 million to support local communities just like Cooroy. Our hope is that more people will bank with us so we can keep giving back to our town in ways just like this,” she concluded. The addition of the heat pump also means that the pool can be opened up for additional public use. Ex-

tended aqua aerobics sessions are planned and lap swimming for those people keen to swim but not wanting to join a squad will continue to be available. The club also offers learn to swim classes for all ages and 4 levels of squad training for children and adults and the Cooroy Dolphins swim squad will start on Monday, 3 September. For further information about the Cooroy Dolphins Swimming Club, its new

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Annual General Meeting Cooroy LAC

The Games The Olympic Games are over, and what a show it’s been, All the world’s best athletes, including Australia’s Gold and Green. But what has happened to our sport, this obsession with winning Gold, If you didn’t win one, you were left out in the cold. The winner of a Silver, could be labelled as a failure, Inferring that they’d let down, we folk back in Australia. A Bronze of course, was hardly worth a mention, The media were ruthless, and gave it scant attention. Everyone was blamed, the Government, the teams, the coaches, No one was spared by the media’s cruel reproaches. We were way down on the medal list, amid undeserved cries of shame, Someone had to pay the price, and wear the so-called blame. The Olympics have surely become, a thing of financial glitter, With countries pitted against each other, recriminations sometimes bitter. Commentators and officials declare, it’s money that is lacking, And all insist the wins will come, with increased financial backing. They overlook the fact that some of the medals won, Were won by athletes, with no sponsorship from anyone. Some commentators declare an official inquiry should be held, To find the reasons why, the athletes had no expectedly excelled. Ignoring that in some events, the margin of medal defeat, Was a fraction of a second, less than a heart’s quick beat, Why don’t these critics, cease their weeping and wailing, Their insistence that our athletes, are seemingly all failing. Forget about the medals, don’t care how many are won, Just admire their athletic achievements, how they have swum or run. Look forward to the next Games, in Rio so glamorous, And let the praise for our athletes, be fair and magnanimous. Jim Dunstan

Cooroy Residents Assn meeting THE next meeting of the Cooroy Area Residents Association (CARA) scheduled for Thursday 16th August has been postponed. The newly formed CARA advises it is working on a number of issues and progress on these will be advised as soon as possible. CARA has now been officially incorporated and all the formalities associated with its formation have been completed. This will enable the committee to now reach out to the Cooroy area community to work on its behalf.

Where’s the rolled up Rag? FOR those who would like to enter the ‘Where’s the Rolled Up Rag’ Competition, here’s what it’s about: In each edition of the Cooroy Rag we are placing the above photo (smaller version) in one of the advertisements for you to try and find. We’ll be making it as difficult as possible (a bit like ‘Where’s Wally). All you have to do is email us at editorial@cooroyrag. or post your entry to: ‘Where’s the rolled up rag competition’, PO Box 898, Cooroy, 4563, and let us know which ad you found it in and the page number along with your name,

address and phone number so we cantact you. The first correct entry drawn will win a $25 dinner voucher at the Cooroy RSL Club. Entries will be drawn on August 31.

Congratulations to the winner of the last edition’s ‘Where’s the Rolled Up Rag Competition’ Christine Roleson of Pomona who correctly found it in the Noosa Christian College Billy Cart Fun Day ad on Page 15.

THE Annual General Meeting of the Cooroy Local Ambulance Committee will be held on Tuesday, August 21, commencing at 7pm. The venue will be the Cooroy Local Ambulance Station Committee Room. All persons interested to learn what the Cooroy LAC has achieved during the last 12 months, and what they hope to achieve during the next 12 months, are welcome to attend. John Gabb – Honorary Treasurer

Cooroy Family Support Centre Annual General Meeting WE are very pleased to invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 5th September 2012, 9am for 9:15am start at the Cooroy Library, Maple St Cooroy. The Annual General Meeting is an opportunity for our organisation to report on the achievements and challenges of the past year, and on the plans and direction for the coming year; for all members, friends, volunteers, and members of the community to show support for our organisation and the services we provide; and for all who attend to learn more about our community organisation and our counselling and support services. Cooroy Family Support Centre has been providing services to our community for the past 20 years, and our goal is to continue to provide affordable, professional counselling services to meet the needs of people in the northern part of the Sunshine Coast region. Our organisation strives to make a positive contribution to the safety and wellbeing of all clients and to the broader community. If you would like to attend our Annual General Meeting, please RSVP by email to or by phoning our office on 5447-7747.

Cooroy MOPS ARE you a mother with children aged 0 – 5? Would you like some time enjoying the company of others mums, while you listen to a speaker/DVD in parenting, chat and then participate in a creative activity while your children are lovingly looked after by carers with blue card holders? If so, then MOPS might be for you. MOPS is held on 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month (excluding school holidays) at Hinterland Christian Centre (just down the road from the Cooroy Library). Cost: $6 (includes child care.) We next meet at 9.30am, 16th August. Our guest speakers will share on family relationships and for our creative activity we will be making lemongrass body scrub, which you will be able to take home. For more information contact Linda Hanson on 5472 0402.



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FOR many years, former mayor of the Noosa & Sunshine Coast Councils, Bob Abbot provided attendees of Dinner with the Mayor with an update to about the state of play in the region. The event has become a highlight of the Cooroy Chamber’s calendar with tickets to the

event selling out over the last few years. Mayor Mark Jamieson has graciously agreed to continue the tradition and the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Dinner with the Mayor” event will be held on Tuesday 11 th September 2012 at the Cooroy Hotel. Dinner with the Mayor commences at

5.45pm for a 6.00pm start and is held in a private dining room. It is a great social event and during the evening Mayor Jamieson will address the attendees. At only $35 for members of the Cooroy Chamber and $45 for non-members this is an event not to miss! Everyone is welcome to attend but prior bookings

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LAST chance for Cooroy to get on board Free Noosa petitionCooroy residents have just a few days to sign and return the petition giving them a say in whether the area gets its local council back. A number of Cooroy people were unaware they could take part in the petition, thanks to a misleading Sunshine Coast TV report that suggested Cooroy, like Eumundi, will not be offered the chance to de-amalgamate. Local Councillor Tony Wellington says he’s grateful that the

Cooroy Rag can help put the record straight. He says everyone in the old Noosa Shire area – and that includes Cooroy, Pomona, Cooran, Kin Kin, Boreen Point and Tewantin – can, and should, sign the petition. Cr Wellington stresses that the petition is not the final vote. “It just allows us to go the next stage, which means that all the facts, the costings, and the pros and cons of de-amalgamation will be made public – so people can make up their own minds.” The division 12

Councillor says even those concerned about the costs, or who haven’t made up their minds, should still sign the petition. “This is the way we can get a reliable Queensland Treasury Corporation analysis of the costs, including a five-year financial forecast.” “There is a good deal of scare-mongering happening at the moment. I urge residents to fill in a postcard because that is the best way to ensure they get the facts.” Cooroy residents have only a few days to sign and return

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BOUQUETS & B R I C K B AT S BRICKBATS to people who cannot wait for 10 or 20 seconds while you reverse park in Cooroy. BRICKBATS to the “lady” who called and abused me about the cost of going to the finals of ”Cooroy’s Got Talent”. I have worked hard to make this event a success. The aim is to raise funds for the much needed refurb of the Memorial Hall. $10 a head for adults!!! Where would you get a night out for that price? She said I should be ashamed of myself. I’m not! My efforts will hopefully see this wonderful old hall (built in memory of all our men & women who helped save this country) last to be used by yet another generation. BOUQUETS to the wonderful students at Noosa High who supplied and looked after all the audio equipment for the 5 heats and the final of Cooroy’s Got Talent, a job well done! - Yvonne Pattinson Bouquets and brickbats are sent in by readers. They are not necessarily the opinion of the editor or staff of the Cooroy Rag newspaper. Email:

then when his daughter came to live up here he found the Cooroy Badminton Club in 2003. He started to play on a Monday at the’ Leisure Centre’ in Noosaville and then on Tuesdays at ‘Nambour, then back to Cooroy on Wednesdays and has done that since arriving. We asked him why he loves the game, and he said: “Well I think it’s a wonderful sport, it keeps you fit and you meet some lovely people, and you make lots of friends”. His Grandfather once said to him that when you reach middle age exercise everyday and you will be fine. Jim has

CONTINUING on from the success of last year’s inaugural B & B ‘Come N Try’ Day, Cooroy Badminton and Bowls Clubs are again ready to get active and rollout the welcome mat to any new players interested in learning a little more about these two great games. This free day on Sunday August 19 will commence at 9am sharp at the Badminton Club followed by a move to the Bowls Club for a 10.30am start on the green. This event is part of the ‘Activ Cooroy’ program organised by the Queensland

Government funded Sport and Recreation Local Jobs Plan that supports community sport and recreation clubs. The Badminton Club will welcome people of all ages and abilities from 5 years and up. Doors open from 8.30am and the fun starts at 9.00 am at their clubhouse in Emerald Street. All are welcome to join in the fun with your opportunity to take part firsthand in this Olympic sport, watch a brief demonstration, get some free advice on how to develop your skills and become a player. You

done that and he reckons his grandfather was right, even now when he goes on yearly holidays he spends every morning in the Hotel Gym starting at 7pm. As the years have passed his eyes are not the best but he still manages a good game, and his hearing, as he says, “is a lot to be desired but I’m still not ready to hang up my shoe’s yet”. He reckons he doesn’t win as many games as he would like, but tries to be competitive even though over the years he has had some health problems he still stays off medication. With such a full life

playing sport, and volunteering his time to the club, he still finds time for little bit of gardening, which he enjoys. Jim, at 86yrs old in September, is a shining example of a local hero. He and his wife Jean are about to celebrate their 65th Wedding Anniversary, and we all send our heartfelt congratulations and wishes for another wonderful 20!. Jim says “as the old saying goes I’ve had a ‘’Good Innings’’. Nominate your local hero. Email and win them a dinner for two at the Cooroy RSL.

Finalist in Jazz Fellowship CONGRATULATIONS to Eumundi’s Zac Hurren, who is a finalist in the 2012 Freedman Jazz Fellowship. Zac will go head to head with three other finalists in a musical shoot-out to compete for the $15,000 cash Freedman Jazz Fellowship. Zac plays the saxophone and composes for a range of musical groups.


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will also get to meet “local hero” Jimmy Gardner who at 86 years old is still managing to get in a couple of wins! The B&B theme continues for the day as activities move to the Bowls Club from 10.30am at the Opal Street green with families and people of all ages welcome. Players of any age or ability are welcome to join in the day with experts available to offer some easy advice on the basics. As always apart from the fun element, both clubs will ensure that there are some eats and drinks on-hand with morning tea and lunch to be provided. So if you’re up for a bit of ‘Badminton & Bun’ or some ‘Bowls & BBQ’ make sure you get along and enjoy these great community events. While the day is free, it would be greatly appreciated if you can assist clubs to cater for

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YEAR 11 Noosa District State High School student Patrick Lovett was awarded the 2012 Defence Technical Scholarship (DTS). Patrick’s DTS scholarship is worth $2000 and he now has the opportunity to apply to take part in one of the five day Defence Experience tour programs visiting the recruit and technical training schools for each of the Navy, Army and Air Force. To be successful for the Scholarship, Patrick was required to complete an application demonstrating his knowledge of technical trades within the Australian Defence Force. Patrick’s application was chosen from over 2300 submissions Australia wide. The DTS Program provides financial incentive to eligible Year 11 and 12 students to stay at school and finish their education, whilst undertaking Maths and English and a trade/technical subject, which leads to work within the Australian Defence Force. Patrick is to be congratulated and the Noosa High community wishes him further success in his study and training.

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If you are frustrated by things not getting done around you to your liking - the fault could lie with you. Delegating can be problematic in the largest corporates as well as in privately owned companies and the fault often lies with management in not communicating well. Activity doesn’t equal productivity. Being busy isn’t clever, being productive is. Body and mental stress can be reduced with better workplace delegation and communication. So why do frustrations exist in the workforce? The first thing to recognise is that people are not like you. People approach things differently and the sooner you realise that, the easier life becomes. Here are a few simple tips for effective delegation: 1. When you delegate a task, ask your team member to repeat back to you what the task is. This way you can pick up any miscommunications and check that your request has been understood.

2. Ensure your team members understand that the task isn’t complete until a response is returned to the Task Director. Until you know that a task is competently done you have not delegated effectively. Similarly seek feedback on the longer term tasks. You need to hear back on progress to ensure that all is on track and to avert delays. 3. Disengaged staff harm a business. If staff are not interested in servicing customers beyond expectations, performing duties well, the business will suffer and ultimately so will bottom line. A good starting point is to put the right people in the right jobs, and allow them to fulfil their core strengths. In a competitive marketplace, most people won’t stay if they are not happy. We tend to be good at what we enjoy. Whether you are a small business owner or manage staff for other owners, you need to perfect the art of delegation. Ensure your staff understands –

• Who the work is being prepared for specifically? • For what purpose are they doing it? • When is it needed by? • What format is required? • Where should it be saved or stored? • How long is it expected to take? Improved delegation could boost your productivity. If you have any questions about any form of business or finances, please contact me on 5447 7131 or on email at fiona.hutchings@bendigo



QCWA celebrates 90 years

QUEENSLAND Countrywomens’ Association State wide will celebrated 90 years of community service on August 11. The tea and scone image with which the QCWA has been saddled with for a long time has little relevance to its real role. With over 300 branches state wide and a total membership of over 4000 throughout Queensland, they have improved conditions for women and children in the country. Cooroy Branch of QCWA celebrated 85 years of service in this community on March 10. “We offer friendship,

The original Cooroy CWA Members through the Association of Countrywomen of the World based in London.” The QCWA connect communities in matters of health, education, transport and communications and are women who care for each other and work together in a culture of frienship, advocacy and personal development. “We are non-Party Political and non Sectarian. “Cooroy Branch hold many functions and have fun in doing so. We donate to many worthy causes and help in our local community. We need vibrant, energetic, enthusiastic women from all walks of life. Are

support, physical help and often just a cuppa and a shoulder to learn on,” says secretary Wendy Bebbington. “But CWA is much more than most of us realise. QCWA is a highly organised group with two main aims – to improve conditions for women and children and to bring women together in friendship and allow them the choice to exchange ideas. “We have numerous competitions for everyone including cookery, knitting and crochet, floral art, handcraft, music and drama, dressmaking, public speaking, photography, and international connections

you interestdin helping your loal community? Would you like to make new friends? Do you have a couple of hours to spare each month? Would you like to join one of Queensland’s largest female Organisations? Do you enjoy a chat and a cuppa with friendly ladies? We could be your answer. “Join us on the first Wednesday morning of each month – 9am for a cuppa, meeting 9.30am and find out what CWA members do in Cooroy.” Membership fees are now due at $38.50 for 12 months. Enquiries phone Jacqui 5485 1767 or Wendy 5447 6140.

Kenilworth Show and rodeo RODEO, Friesian horses and sidesaddle - with piglet races ... an unusual combination. All at Kenilworth Show and Rodeo Saturday 15 th September. This will be a fun day for all. Show Jump 8am; Show Horse 8.30 am; Rodeo 9.30 am; Pigs start racing 11 am. Volunteers for the showring, BBQ’s and gate entry warmly welcomed. Contact Secretary Lolie 5446 0222.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR IN recent months, a rash of uncharacteristic crimes have occurred in the Cooroy district. I refer to premises being broken into and thefts. These crimes have resulted in personal loss, anguish and frustration by residents who have fallen victim to these sometimes malicious but certainly senseless events. Some organisations have suffered on more than one occasion, with the Cooroy Horse and Pony Club broken into no less than 6 times in the last 2 and a half months. This club, recently devastated by the cyclone and floods in Feb ,has found it necessary to bar their windows and doors and alarm the premises in their efforts to keep their club secure. All residents of Cooroy should be made aware of the potential damage and possible loss of property that exists until the culprits are apprehended. Their identity is known, but, like every other frustrating aspect of this business they cannot be named. The police will catch them, we have no doubt, but until then be vigilant and please report any activity you consider suspicious. All information will assist in ridding our community of this scourge. Peta O’Neill (Sec Cooroy Horse and Pony Club)

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THE bright new chapter in the future of Mary Valley continues to be written with the release today of the Mary Valley Economic Development Strategy prospectus. Member for Gympie, David Gibson MP, said he hoped this document, would attract investors to the Mary Valley and the wider area. “This prospectus highlights key sites in the area, which are available for economic development opportunities.” Mr Gibson said. “There are huge opportunities for the valley, its existing businesses and residents. This is an important step forward in the process of restoring sustainable economic development.” “As locals we know we what a world class location the Mary Valley is to work and live, and now this prospectus will assist in promoting the valley for investment and boost agribusiness and tourism opportunities as we seek to transform the region into a ‘corridor of sustainable growth’ after the failed Traveston Crossing dam debacle.” Mr Gibson said the prospectus captures the outcome of the extensive consultation by many groups and paints a picture for those who can help us achieve our vision for the Mary Valley. “As chair of the Mary Valley Economic Development Advisory Group I will be working hard to build on the good work already undertaken to realise the opportunities for the valley and the region.” he said. A copy of the prospectus can be obtained by contacting Mr Gibson’s office on 5482 3651 or email

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NOOSA District State High School students were given the opportunity to interview author Alice Pung at the Cooroy Library during the Reality Bites non-fiction literary festival. The students who interviewed Alice Pung are currently studying the author’s book, Unpolished Gem in their English classes. The students asked some interesting and insightful questions for the interview that was broadcast last Saturday on ABC Coast FM. English Head of Department Louise

Francis was thrilled to have her students interviewed on the radio. “I’m very proud of them and very grateful to Alice,” Ms Francis said. Ms Francis enjoys reading and teaching Alice Pung’s work. “Alice’s books are very popular at the moment, and rightly so,” Ms Francis said. The audio from the interview can be downloaded from the ABC website at: r a m s / s u n s h i n e _ cooloola_coast_weekends/

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By AMP Financial Planner Chad Monroe of Provision Wealth Management JUST a month into the new financial year the conscientious among us will have already submitted their tax return and are likely to be found shining their financial halos and breathing a sigh of relief. Others are screeching towards the 31 October deadline for tax return lodgement, hopefully pulling together paperwork and booking in time to visit the accountant. Whatever camp people are in, most love to think about what to do with any refund that comes their way. While the sales are oh-so-tempting for some, others will want to use any money they get back to get ahead financially. Even if the refund is only small it is worth seriously considering how to use it and remind ourselves of an old proverb: if you mind your cents, the dollars take care of themselves. Here are five smart moves that could see you get considerably more value from your tax refund this year. Chad’s smart things to do a with a tax refund: 1. Reduce bad debt – consider using your tax refund to pay off high interest debt, such as credit cards or personal loans. It’s worth paying this debt down as quickly as you can as interest rates on credit cards, for example, can be as high as 20 per cent. 2. Pump it into your mortgage - for people with a home loan it is definitely worthwhile making a lump sum payment. On a mortgage of $350,000 at 6.5 per cent interest, tipping $2,000 into your loan could cut $5,270 off the overall interest over the term of the loan. ^ Another option is parking the cash in a mortgage offset account, so you’re reducing interest but are still able to access the money

quickly if you need it. 3. Ease education costs - the cost of private secondary education in Australia has skyrocketed by 264 per cent over the past 27 years, so it could be worth putting your tax refund towards school fees or education costs.^^ If you have older children at university, another option would be to help them pay off some of their education debt. 4. Boost your super - investing in your super can be a smart idea if you are eligible for the Government co-contribution. For those who are eligible, the Government will match every dollar of non-concessional (personal after-tax) contributions with a 50 cent Government co-contribution to super – up to a maximum of $500. There are not too many investment strategies that can achieve a 50 per cent short-term return. 5. Make a spouse contribution - if your spouse is not working, or earns less than $10,800 (phases out at $13,800) per year, you may be entitled to claim an 18 per cent tax offset (up to $540) if you make a contribution to their super. On a $2,000 contribution, that’s a tax offset of up to $360. This strategy will allow you to get more value from your tax refund and help your spouse build their super for retirement. So if a tax refund arrives in your account this year, take a deep breath, step away from the sales and think about some of the smarter ways you can put this once-a-year windfall to good use. ^ Figures based on a 25 year term home loan, with a $2000 lump sum paid five years into the loan. ^^ AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report: “Prices these days - the cost of living

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IN late May the Cooroy Community Kindy held its annual Obstacle Course Fundraiser & family picnic. Fortunately the rain held off and it was a great event. Thank-you to the parents and families who came along to support the children. The children were incredibly enthusiastic (IF ONLY we could bottle that energy!!) and the joy and pride on their faces as Diana announced when each had completed the 5 laps was delightful. Future Olympians?


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Cooroy Rotary Changeover ROTARY Changover: Saturday 30th June witnessed the annual Changeover of the Cooroy Rotary Club when outgoing President, Cath Lyndon handed over the Charter to the 2012-13 President, David Cramb. About 60 people were present for the occasion held at the Restaurant Locale at the Bowls Club. David, who lives at Ridgewood is no stranger to Cooroy, having been born and educated here. Since, then, he has lived in Townsville and Mount Isa before returning “home” a few years ago. “I am honoured to have been asked to be

President of a Club whose past members have included people I respected as a youth growing up in Cooroy, including Mr Reg Bryant and Dr Roy Luck”, David said. “I now have the chance to contribute something to the community that gave me my early start in life. “Even though Cooroy has changed since my childhood days, it is still a great place.” At the Changeover, outgoing President, Cath Lyndon outlined the Club’s activities and achievements over the past 12 months. These included the founding of an Interact Club at the Noosa Dis-

trict State High School. They have 17 members and Ben May is their President. The club members have given 1500 hours of service to our community and youth programs this year. A strong effort for a small club of 30 members. We were also blessed to host an ex-

change student, Miss Kajsa Berggund, from Sweden. Kajsa attended school at Noosa High and studied Marine science. Five Rotary families acted as host families for Kajsa. They also, hosted Kajsa’s dad, sister and a friend when they came to visit Australia. Unfortunately, we had to

send Kajsa back to Sweden on the 11th July. She will be missed by the club. Handing the club over to David, I know it is in good hands, and we will all work together to make a difference for our own community, people in need, education and the wider world. We can make a difference.

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COOROY RAG Permaculture Noosa DR Kirsten Small will be talking on ““Peak Oil, Parturition and Permaculture” at Memorial Hall, Maple St, Cooroy, Thursday, 16 August, 2012 from 7pm. Permaculture is often defined a ‘Permanent Culture’. If we are designing a culture for permanence then we need to factor in the need for our own reproduction. This includes our ability to set limits on our population growth, and how to grow healthy mothers and babies. We have become used to ways of reproductive health that have been made possible because of cheap fossil fuels. With the approach of peak oil, how are we going to plan new ways of living to ensure the health and wellbeing of our future generations? Kirsten Small is a local obstetrician who has been asking herself these questions,

and tonight will share her thoughts on some of the answers. Elisabeth Fekonia has been fermenting her own food for nearly twenty years; and is there anything that she hasn’t tried to ferment? Elisabeth will be talking about the advantages of fermented foods in the diet and how to go about making some for yourself. There will be a demonstration of how to make sauerkraut as well as plenty of other foods available for taste testing. Permaculture Noosa meetings are FREE and open to the public. Beginning at 7pm with a Marketplace (where members sell their produce or homemade products), the guest speakers start at 7.30pm and supper (gold coin donation) will be served at 9pm. For further information phone Judith on 5471 1982.

Scouts Car Boot Sale OUR next Car Boot Sale is on Sunday, August 19 starting at 7am. We’ll finish around 12 p.m. Bookings are essential – please phone 54 852 368.

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Trivia night COOROY Community Kindy is hosting a Trivia Night at the Cooroy RSL, 6 pm Sat. 1st Sept. $20 inc. dinner & Trivia. There will also be an Auction & Raffle. Looking forward to a fun night with plenty of Community support.

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THE Pomona & District Community House is letting you know that the annual ‘Op Shop Bop’ Fashion Show is on again on SATURDAY 15th September at the Pomona Memorial Hall. For information please call 5485 2427.

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ANITA Harris, Solicitor, is the proud principal of her own law firm in Garnet Street in Cooroy. After working in the industry for over 10 years, she took the opportunity for a new challenge and opened her small, but burgeoning firm at the start of July. Anita, originally from Townsville, moved to the Sunshine Coast area with her husband 6 years ago, and quickly felt right at home in the

Tewantin/Noosa area. Their young family is now settled and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. “My first love was music, not law. I was halfway through my music degree when I decided to change to law for something a little more challenging. It wasn’t long before I realized I really enjoyed it and wanted to follow that path for my career, and I haven’t regretted it for a moment since,” says

Anita. There are many facets of law and Anita’s main focus is on family law, which includes matrimonial and de facto property division and parenting arrangements. “I am working towards attaining my specialist qualifications in family law, as this is an area that I feel passionate about and would like to concentrate on in the future. However the legal profession doesn’t come in a neat package, and I like the challenge that each new client and each new case brings me - it keeps me thinking, reading and learning constantly from day to day. “I’m very encouraged by the new business and clients that I’ve gained even in the first few weeks. I look forward to expanding more and more and meeting the local community through my work.” Anita and her team welcome all enquiries for legal assistance. Anita Harris, Solicitor is open Monday to Friday at 13 Garnet Street, Cooroy. Their office telephone is 5447 7861.

news Glass Workshops at The Stained Glass Sun!

“Autumn Wind” ANNIE McDonald has decided it’s time to teach again all the skills she has been using for many years. Lead lighting for a special small window that you’ve always wanted to do for your home. Copper foil work incorporating a mirror or a little lamp, in art deco design or your own design. These 2x2 day workshops will be given in her studio at Black Mountain. Annie has more than 27 years’ experience in the art of glass, designing and fabricating 100’s of leadlight windows for ecclesiastic and domestic application as well as restoration and repair work. Her major works include working with other artists on St. Monica’s Cathedral in Cairns for two years, on the largest contemporary stained glass windows in the southern hemisphere. She has been commissioned to make leadlight windows for many of the shops in Cooroy where she had her own leadlight shop many years ago before moving her studio to her home at Black Mountain. “I would love to hear from any creative souls that would like to join me at my Black Mountain Studio, for a fun workshop, in a very relaxed atmosphere, looking at beautiful views to Mt Tinbeerwah. I can even offer those who come from afar accommodation for the night,” said Annie. Just phone Annie for details:- 54476877 or 0407768516.

what’s on at Mill Place August at the Butter Factory Arts Centre Volunteers needed for the Butter factory Arts Centre Looking for Art appreciation in a friendly environment? We are seeking interested people to assist as hosts for the Butter Factory Arts Centre exhibitions. Meet new people, learn more about art and support the artists who exhibit at the Butter Factory Arts Centre.Training would be provided and hours are flexible.Interested? Please contact us at the Butter Factory Arts Centre on 5454 9050 Current Exhibition : SCAP T3 A showcase of the Sunshine Coast’s young and emerging tertiary artists. The aim of SCAP T3 is to encourage and promote the region’s young and emerging artists, to foster creativity, and to raise awareness of the creative educational opportunities on the Sunshine Coast. Exhibition Dates 20 July - 25 August 2012 Coming Soon: Ignition Awards Suncoast Clayworkers present the 2012 Ignition Awards for excellence in ceramics, a national competition promoting the passion, creativity, quality and skill involved in creating outstanding works in clay. Exhibition dates Thursday 6 September at 6pm - Official Opening Wednesday 5 September 9.30-10.30. Time for Tots -Tales and tour. Storytelling for the under 5’s and families will be followed by a toddler tour of the current exhibition and a craft activity. No bookings required. Saturday 8 September 10:00am -12noon. Brush making and calligraphy demonstration drop-in style ‘workshop’. Free. Contact the Butter Factory on 5454 9050 or online at Saturday 18 August 10am-12noon Every Third Saturday of the month

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Sunday 25 and 26 August 9am – 3pm. Runs over two days.

Making Unique Art Journals with Pam Walsh

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These fun, free, family events will be held on the third Saturday of every month. Enjoy the current exhibition in a relaxed atmosphere, create an art piece with a family member and enjoy the local food on offer. This month learn how to create handmade art journals with local artist Pam Walsh and play with clay ceramic artist Julie Wall. Fun for all ages, No bookings required. For more information contact the Butter Factory Arts Centre on 5454 9050. * Design and create sheets of ‘Handmade Paper’ using prepared plant fibres (banana stems, grass, mango leaves and bracken fern)with recycled paper for contrast. * Use collage materials to decorate some of your created paper. All materials provided.For more information and bookings contact Pam Walsh on 54476598 or 0427476598 Learn how to create handmade Art Journals from a range of handmade and commercial papers. Decorate covers with fabric, art work, and design unique clasps. Cost : $120 + $30 materials costs. (all materials will be provided)For more information and bookings contact Pam Walsh on 54476598 or 0427476598

This workshop with Judy Parrott is about how stories are told through images.. The workshop develops skills of composition at the stage of shooting the image. Participants will experience a practical, hands-on class. Cost $55 per person. Payment required to reserve your place.Bookings Essential 1300 LIBRARY (1300 542 7279) or online at

at the Cooroy Library Celebrate Seniors Week at Cooroy Library August 20-25 View the digital exhibition of photographs and stories of over 70’s from Queensland “Of Another Time” during National Seniors Week. Meet the Artist Ana Paula Estrada as she talks about her project. Ana will be photographing interested over 70’s after her talk so “Dress up and Smile!”Tuesday 21 August 10am-11.30am. Morning tea provided. Free. Bookings Essential. Contact 1300 LIBRARY (1300 542 7279) or online at Do you like to walk and talk?The Cooroy Millers Heart Foundation Walking Group is looking for a new walk leader. Walks have been running weekly for 45 minutes around town starting and finishing at the Cooroy Library. Burn calories with a friend! Interested parties please contact Cooroy Library on 5454 9000 Monthly meeting for the Friends of Noosa Botanic Gardens. Friends of Noosa Botanic Second Monday of New members welcomeFor more information contact Gardens monthly meeting the month Marina on5447 1577 or 0418 748 948email: 5.30-7.30pm Wednesday 15 August 6-7.30pm

iPad for Business workshop

These sessions will showcase how the iPad can be used in a business environment.Learn which apps will streamline your business processes, saving you time and money, and discover innovative ways to improve your business using the iPad.Free. Bookings Essential. 1300 LIBRARY (1300 542 7279) or online at

Wednesday 22 August 10-11.30am

Home Based Business

Are you looking for ways to add to your income and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle the Sunshine Coast offers? Home based businesses are growing and may be your solution. Marie Weh will share her experience and help you expand your horizons, and step out of your comfort zone and in the end enhance your business. Free. Bookings Essential 1300 LIBRARY (1300 542 7279) or online at

Tuesday 28 August 3-5pm

Hola Latin America

An exciting and picturesque vocal portrayal of Latin America. A power point presentation showing the beauty and interesting aspects of a variety of countries through photos and comments. Free. For more information or to book contact Stella on 0400 193 040 or Website

Saturday 1 September 10-11.30am

“Is love enough?” talk for carers

Carers need a break to sustain their caring role. Vince and Lorrae are speaking for the DementiaNetwork Sunshine Coast as part of Dementia Awareness Week activities.You are invited to hear Lorrae discuss the nature of dementia and relevant services and Vincetell his story of his caring role. Vince, the author of I Wish I Were a Leper, cared for his firstwife who died from Alzheimer’s disease. Bookings Essential. 1300 LIBRARY (1300 542 7279) or online at

Tuesday 4 September 3-5pm

The Battle of the River Plate tour

Follow the footsteps of the Graff Spee in the first naval battle of WW11 and the only battle in South America. Includes information about the upcoming escorted tour to Chile- Uraguay and Argentina. Free. Information contact Stella on 0400 193 040 or Email:

COOROY RAG Helping Queenslanders for 30 years by Carol Watkins, Deputy Local Controller, Sunshine Coast North

PART of what we do in the SES is Community Education where we visit organisations, groups and schools to talk to them about our roles and how we undertake them. Members of our Unit talk to organisations and groups such as Rotary, some CWA annual general meetings, Lions and community groups. Schools are usually a lot of fun to visit, particularly the primary schools and a number of our members recently visited Noosaville State School to give a presentation to the Grade Ones there. The children were very intrigued with the Cooroy truck with all of its lights, and various equipment. At the Exhibition in Brisbane this year, from 16th to 18th August, members of the SES will be manning a stand, The Perspex Box Initiative, to assist members of the public on questions in relation to disasters. There will be different people from the public over the 10 days of the Ekka who will live in the box for 3 days- to encourage the Can you Survive 3 Days? Campaign. Like all regions across Australia, there is the risk of a disaster or emergency happening on the Sunshine Coast. If you are fit and healthy it is your responsibility to prepare your home, yourself, your pets and others to minimise disruption to your lifestyle. You may be able to ‘shelter in place’, either at home or at work so, your

ability to securely see out the emergency will be enhanced by relying on items you’ve included in your emergency kit. Now would be a good time to prepare an emergency kit well ahead of any impending disaster. The emergency kit should include, fresh water and non-perishable food for three days, can opener, first aid kit, portable radio with spare batteries, torch, sturdy gloves, mobile phone and charger, essential medication, important documents in sealed bags, cash, baby formula and nappies if appropriate, waterproof bags and toiletries. Include items you’d need for at least three days in case of disruption to essential services such as power and water supplies. Also, include the equipment you’ll need to prepare meals with no power. Keep your kit in a waterproof storage container and store in an easy-to-access location. Check your kit every three months to stock up and rotate supplies to ensure provisions are fresh and safe to use. We are always looking for new members and the next intake will be early next year, in February 2013. For information on joining the S.E.S. contact one of our Group Leaders: Pauline Eglington on 0427 349218; for Pomona, Evelyn Buchanan, 0428 571213; Tewantin, Murray Caddie, 0410 512535; and for Boreen Point, Ron Williams 0488 795102.

news Celebrate seniors week in Pomona SATURDAY 18th August, 10.00am – 3.00pm. ‘ALWAYS A GODDESS’ ART WORKSHOP Create an artwork of distinction with local artist Leigh Hooker. Using mixed media, paints and canvas to craft a lovely ‘vintage’ piece to honour your femininity and the beauty within. Bring a lunch to share. Seniors $15.00 Everyone else $40.00 Book in early as places are limited. Lawson Shed, Pomona Wednesday 22 nd August, 9.30am. ‘A WALK THROUGH TIME’ Come and join us for a guided walk along picturesque sections of the Pomona Heritage Trail with information presented by local students at each site. Finish at the Majestic Theatre for morning tea and entertainment by the students, quiz and raffles. FREE – Please book in for catering purposes. Meet at the Pomona Community House, 1 Memorial Avenue, Pomona Thursday 23rd August, 9.45am for a 10.30am start. ‘DANCE LIKE A BUTTERFLY’ FREE play at the Majestic Theatre, 3 Factory Street, Pomona. The play depicts Tillie, a spirited 85 year old woman and her journey to come to terms with what lies ahead of her. The event includes FREE Morning Tea, performance and discussion by Suncoast Community Legal Service’s Seniors Support Service. Bookings are Essential for all Events: Ph:5485 2427.

Dagun markets DAGUN Growers Market in the Mary Valley near Gympie is held every Saturday afternoon from 2pm at the Dagun Heritage Railway Station. For further enquiries contact Elaine on 5484 3749 or visit

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What fathers contribute to child development FATHERS who are active in their child’s life will have a tremendous effect on their child’s development— both cognitively and socially. Having the experience of two involved parents adds variety and dimension to the child’s experience of the world. Researchers stress that parents must be actively and positively involved in their child’s life to contribute to the healthy development of their child. Let’s take a look at what scientists believe that fathers add to their child’s development in a unique and important way. Fathers and social development. Fathers who tended to hold their babies facing out reported that they did this because “it’s easier for the baby to see the world.” In over 20 years of studying fathers, Dr. Ross Parke states that men have a tendency to allow their infants more freedom to explore, which appears to support the development of independence in their children. Fathers who actively play with their children appear to reinforce the notion of emotional self-control in their children and help their children learn to recognize the emotional cues of others. Young children whose fathers were involved in their lives tended to make better, longer-lasting friendships across their lifespan. Children raised with responsible fathers tended to get along better with their peers, be academically

successful, stay in school longer, use drugs and alcohol less frequently, and didn’t become pregnant or get someone else pregnant. Fathers enjoy practical ways of playing. Men tend to do more practical, educational activities with their children rather than talking about what they are doing with their children. Fathers like to expand their child’s horizons by playing with toys in non-traditional ways. A father might take a cup and place it on his head or throw a block rather than stack it. Fathers are much more comfortable with physical play at any age but especially as their children grow older. Fathers and cognitive development. Infants raised in father-absent homes did less reaching, grasping and following of objects, and playing with new toys and objects in their environment. Researchers have determined that active fathers have children who score higher on tests of verbal skills, in problem-solving tasks, and in social situations. Fathers who played peek-a-boo and tossed the ball with their children had children who scored higher on cognitive tests than did children whose fathers were non-active or absent. Some researchers believe that active father involvement has a positive effect on their child’s math skills.

Dad will love this for camping! YOU can buy cheap 240V petrol generators for around $500 these days, but they are inefficient, noisy and dangerous. Not dangerous for you, but for your 240V appliances. The problem is that due to their rudimentary output regulation, when they are working below the rated load of the generator the line voltage can increase from a nominal 230/240VAC to over 260VAC (in some cases up to 400VAC)! The portable sine wave inverter generator unit is petrol powered and differs from cheaper units, in that the engine drives a DC alternator. A pure sine wave inverter then converts the DC to a stable pure sine 230VAC, suitable for appliances including sensitive electronics. No matter what the load is on the generator, the output

remains at 230VAC 50Hz. The added benefit is that the petrol motor is far better matched to the load, reducing overall size, keeping engine speed in line with the load, reducing noise and increasing fuel efficiency. For more information on this generator or for other great Father’s Day gift ideas visit Cooroy Inks & Electronics, Maple Street, Cooroy.

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COOROY Golf Club welcomes ‘Rae’s Kitchen’ to the club. Since opening her eatery at Cooroy Golf Club at the end of last week, Rae Ellis has been delighted with the feedback so far. Rae, who moved from New Zealand 2 years ago, to semiretire in Cooroy, started out behind the bar at the Cooroy Golf Club. A qualified chef, Rae began whipping up some home made cakes to go with the fresh bean coffee the club was offering, which proved to be a hit with the golfing patrons. Soon after she was catering for functions, and when the opportunity came up to take over the clubs kitchen it just seemed like the next step. All Rae’s cakes are freshly made by her and with the $5 coffee and cake deal, which includes social membership the club has certainly noticed a fresh intake of patrons. Rae is a great believer in offering her diners what they want, and that is a great tasting menu with everything under $10. Everything from the daily special, the pies, sausage rolls, sandwiches, wraps, salads, burgers with chips and fish and chips are all made fresh by Rae. So if you’re driving by the Golf club, pull in and have lunch, you will be happy you did. Rae’s Kitchen is open for lunch Wednesday to Saturdays and is also is available to cater for functions.

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FORGET the socks and jocks this Father’s Day. Pass up the cold toast and soggy cereal. Start dad’s day off with the perfect cup of coffee with a coffee machine from Bi-rite Electrical. It will satisfy both his caffeine and gadget addiction and you can share some quality time together over a perfect home-made cappuccino.

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Pick your picnic BUNDLE the family, a cold chook and a six-pack into the car this Father’s Day for a picnic in the hinterland. There’s some gorgeous spots to relax and unwind including our very own Noosa Botanical Gardens at Lake Macdonald, one of Noosa’s beautiful beaches, a trip up the mountain to Montville or anywhere along the Mary River. Or forget packing a lunch and just unroll the rug at Boreen Point’s Apollonian Hotel. Kick back to some jazz by Col Noble and treat him to their famous Pig on a Spit. What a way to spend a Sunday. Best Father’s Day ever!

“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong” ~ Charles Wadsworth

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Celebrate FATHER’S DAY Take a swing at Dad

Trainer, Mark Evans with his stepson Alec at Impact Boxing MARK Evan’s gym ‘Impact Boxing’ in Cooroy is a great place for fathers and sons to enjoy some time together, release some of that testosterone and get fit in a fun and friendly environment. So why no consider getting together with dad for a few bouts in the gym and get him a gift certificate from Impact for Father’s Day. You don’t have to be a boxer, you don’t even have to be fit, as he caters to all levels, but Mark’s workouts will have you both trim, taut and terrific in no time. Phone 0403 264 048.

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A little nurturing goes a long way with Dad! FOR most Dads, it is not until crisis, upset or disease sets in that they consider nurturing their bodies and giving a little back to themselves. Other ‘things’; work, family, commitments, people and responsibilities can often seem a lot more important than taking the time out to rebalance and nurture our own bodies. However, frequently taking the time to pamper and nurture yourself can not only greatly affect your day to day enjoyment of life and how you handle stressful situations, it can also prevent disease and slow down the aging process. Massage is a great way to nurture yourself as it particularly assists in preventing stress, disease and premature aging through; increasing blood circulation, boosting your immune system, maintaining joint and muscle condition and also balancing your mental and emotional states via promoting relaxation. During a massage we spend time in a state of relaxation which promotes the release of naturally calming biochemicals in the body that combat stress. This can assist us to think more clearly and become emotionally balanced, which in turn helps us deal with life’s events and challenges much more effectively, positively affecting our relationships, careers and sense of inner happiness. Ancient Chinese Remedial Massage is an immensely beneficial type of massage that focuses on rebalancing the whole person. Acupressure points are used to affect the mental and emotional states along with many relaxing techniques that benefit the internal organs and external muscles tendons and joints of the body. To promote the understanding that ‘a little nurturing goes a long way with Dad’, Maple St Acupuncture and Natural Medicine is offering half hour massages for everyone from the 1st of August until the middle of September for a low $35. Spots are filling fast so call now to book or enquire on 07 5442 5526.

Adopt a digger A local Cooroy lady has been researching our local WW1 Diggers as part of the Adopt a Digger group for some time now, as the group is trying to get a story together for each one, before the centenary in 2014 so they’re not just a name on a memorial. As part of a European trip, she will be visiting the Western Front battlefields shortly and placing poppies or a Remembrance Cross on each of the 40 graves and memorials she has found so far. If there are any relatives of those Diggers still living in the area, and they would like her to add a her at: or telephone 0422 616901 for more information. The web site is to view the list of Diggers currently being researched.

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Celebrate FATHER’S DAY Serve dad the pefect barbecued steak TRADITIONALLY, the barbecue tends to be dad’s domain, but this Father’s why not let him kick back, fire up the grill and surprise him with the perfect steak. Here’s some tips to make sure you impress him with a tender, juicy steak that’s full of flavour and cooked to perfection. Step 1: Preheat the barbecue grill or flatplate on mediumhigh. Brush both sides of the steak with olive oil to prevent it from sticking to the barbecue. This is better than brushing the barbecue, as it prevents the oil from burning. Excess oil can create smoke and cause flare-ups on the barbecue. Step 2: Wait until just before cooking to season your steak, as salt draws out the flavoursome juices from the meat, making it tough. Season one side with salt and pepper, then cook the steak, seasoned-side down first, to seal in the flavour. Season the other side just before turning over. Step 3: Cook the steak on the barbecue, using longhandled tongs to turn the steak, until cooked to your liking. Cooking times vary depending on the thickness. Turn steak once only during cooking - any more and the juices escape, which can make the meat tough. Step 4: After cooking, transfer the steak to a plate and cover with foil. Set aside for 5 minutes to rest. Heat pushes the juices to the centre of the steak. Resting it after cooking allows the meat to relax, and the juices then distribute evenly throughout the steak, making it succulent and tender. How to know when your steak is done: The time needed to cook a steak varies depending on its thickness, and how you like it. Don’t be tempted to cut into a steak to see if it’s done. This allows the precious juices to escape, making the meat tough. Instead, press the centre of the steak with the back of your tongs - if it’s medium the meat will spring back. Use this guide for cooking times and to tell when it’s ready. For steak 1.5cm-thick: Rare - 1-1 1/2 minutes each side; Medium - 2-3 minutes each side; Well done - 3-4 minutes each side. For steak 2-3cm-thick: Rare - 2-3 minutes each side; Medium - 4-5 minutes each side; Well done - 5-6 minutes each side. Tongs test: Rare - soft; Medium - slightly firmer and springy; Well done - very firm with no spring.

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SEPTEMBER 1st has become a special date, when a group of superb talented artists make their appearance in our Doonan shores. TIBET2 TIMBUK2 have become a true jewel in the World Music circles, its members, Tenzin Chogyal, draws on his traditional Tibetan roots to create music which expresses his thoroughly modern life. Since his world music debut ten years ago, Tenzin’s cantering rhythms, soaring vocals, flute and poignant stories have enchanted audiences around the globe. Marcello Milani, co founder of infamous band the Toothfairies, is a singer, songwriter and guitarist, an artist whose songs and voice are filled with those rare attributes, honesty and integrity. Shen Flindell, percussionist, singerTabla extraordinaire. a well-known figure in Indian classical and world music circles, not just in Australia but also


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in Japan and Varanasi, India. They perform with a diverse collection of instruments , Tibetan Dranyen lute,Lingbu flute, Tablas Indian drums , as well as keyboard, guitar and vocals. Tibet2Timbuk2 has an eclectic repertoire resulting in an overall sound which is full and organic. All three musicians share melody, harmony, bass and percussion roles to create a solid yet easy groove. Also the performance will be blessed with SULAGNA BASU vocals, she is a multitalented Indian musician and dancer that started singing and dancing at the age of four and has completed the Diploma, Bachelors and Masters degree in Indian music and dance. Saturday, September 1, 7.30 to 9.45, includes intermission, at the Concert Hall, Noosa Pengari Steiner School, Doonan. Admission $25/20 at the door, online bookings $20/15, http:// More info phone 5447 6882 or 0402 274 821.

Noosa Jazz Blues Roots Marathon THE Majestic Theatre Pomona is proud to be involved, for the first time, in this year’s Noosa Jazz Festival as an official fringe venue. As part of the festival, The Majestic Theatre is hosting a 12 hour Jazz, Blues and Roots Music Marathon on Saturday 1 September, from 12 noon until 12 midnight. The event showcases local Sunshine Coast talent, of which there is an abundance. The theatre is very passionate about the venue being accessible to the community and to performing artists and this is planned to be a signature annual event. “The theatre has been used for live local music since 1921. Come and be part of an institution: Noosa’s oldest and most authentic music venue” Ticket price is $40 for an all day/ night pass, which is incredible value to see 12 acts. Tickets are now on sale online at the-j or from a Touch of Past Antiques in Reserve Street, Pomona.

Steamed buns a hit!

THE recent addition of steamed buns served as a sandwich with various fillings have proved so popular that Dhom and Spencer have added them to the menu as permanent items (two buns for $10.00). The fillings of five-spice pork belly with pickled daikon and grilled chicken with satay sauce are now permanent fixtures on their lunch menu. In addition they have several other bun fillings which they rotate as specials each week. These include: organic roast duck with cucumber and hoisin sauce; poached Bendele chicken with avocado, wasabi mayo and iceberg lettuce; and grilled miso tofu with daikon pickle. Dhom and Spencer have also added their popular Massaman Beef curry to their lunch and dinner menus, available for dine-in and take-away. It is a lovingly made dish comprising over 30 ingredients including more than 15 herbs and spices. It is available on the lunch menu with their house made roti bread instead of rice. On their dinner menu they have added two new entrees, ‘neua dadd’ and ‘muu grob’. ‘Neua dadd’ is semi-dried marinated beef that is fried and served with a Sriracha Chilli Sauce. The beef is marinated in a paste of coriander root, garlic, whiskey and soya sauce. ‘Muu Grob’ is crispy pork crackling which is served with a cherry tomato and minced chicken dip (narm prik ong), a traditional Northern Thai dish. Dhoms Kitchen will be closed from 22 to 28 August, reopening on Wednesday 29 August. To stay up to date on what is happening at Dhoms Kitchen you can follow Dhom and Spencer on twitter @dhomskitchen and on Facebook at Opening hours are Wednesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. Bookings are recommended. 1a Garnet Street, Cooroy (opposite Cooroy Hotel) Ph. 5447 7710.

Academy of Irish Dance ACADEMY Of Irish Dance will holding its workshop/Open Day at the Cooroy Memorial Hall and School Of Arts, Next to the Cooroy RSL on August 22 from 4pm to 5pm. Please come and have a go, enjoy a great atmosphere and discover your inner Irish. Academy Of Irish Dance is accepting new enrollment in lead up to our major Production in November “Spirit of Eire”. Come and experience the best Irish Dance Academy on the Sunshine Coast, all ages are welcome. Cost is $2 per person. Contact Matthew on 07 544 77 847 or 0411 77 9232.

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COOROY RAG Winners: Cooroy’s got talent

Cooroy RSL events THE “Cooroy’s Got Talent” Quest was a major success and for the 28 finalists, 200 attendees and Jaimie Dunn aka Agro it was a night to remember! To see for yourself the talent that took out top honours, come along to the Club on Fri 31 st August from 7.30pm, or head over to Locale Eatery on Thursday nights where you can catch the finalists performing their favourites in a casual jam. For those who do not have a number for that gorgeous Chery, there is still time before the major draw in September to grab one! And if you are not in need of a car, try a 100 Club Getaway, or if it’s your birthday get along to Del’s Birthday Lucky Dip with its fantastic prizes. Due to the poor response to the touring shows brought in to the Hall from Brisbane these have been cancelled. Poor Elvis will never be the same again! A very special event is on its way! It has been over 15 years since the Annual Black Tie Ball was held in the Hall, and the date to put into your diary as a the social highlight of the year is Saturday October 20. Details are

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currently being finalised but the big band sounds of “All that Jazz”, dancing and gowns from all eras, special guests and fine food will all be on the agenda. The crew is busy with plans for the decorating, and we recommend that you reserve your tickets prior to them going on sale September 1. All proceeds will go to the urgent works for our grand old Hall who in another 14 years turns 100, and what a party that will be! For those that would like to polish their moves, or learn some new dances for the night, there will be a special session with Dancesport Sunshine Coast leading up to the event. Details will be published next month. There is still a need for recipes for the “Back to Cooroy” Cookbook, so please, send in your grandmothers (or grandfathers) favourite dish before mid August so it can be published. You are welcome to send in a pic of granny, and a short story to accompany. The “Volunteer Drive 2012” needs YOU!! To find out how you can help, please contact Sandy on or 54476051.

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Left: Andrea Kirwin, winner of the Seniors Division, sang Peggy Lee’s Fever and Aretha Franklin’s Natural Woman. Andrea moved to Pomona this year from Tathra in NSW. She started playing guitar at age 21 but grew up in a very musical family as her mum is a Fijian methodist minister. “I am really proud to be part of the Cooroy hinterland community and am grateful for the opportunity to practise performance skills in such a great event full of amazing local talent,” said Andrea. “I really appreciated the judges’ advice. This was my first talent show. I have performed at major festivals with my old band, The Andi and George Band, a funk soul reggae collective that hailed from Canberra.


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Mrs Horgan said her 33 Miva St, Cooroy QLD 4563 cancer experience has ignited her passion for helping others through their cancer journey. “I’m really looking forward to starting the social gardening group because it is such a great way to meet new people, get outside, share your experience and grow healthy chemical free vegetable and herbs,â€? she said. “We will also be growing some edible flowers as the colours lift the spirit. “We have some fantastic garden beds donated by Bunnings which are the perfect height, raised off the ground for those who can’t bend, and we also have a wheelchair friendly garden bed, mushroom compost, flowers and herbs – the only thing we are missing is a location. “We hope a community group or business in the Pomona area will have some spare land where we can set up the five raised beds. Even if you don’t want to participate in gardening you can come along, enjoy a picnic lunch and sit and chat. I think it’s really important to keep these kinds of activities running for people who have been affected by cancer so we are urging others in the community to get involved.â€? Mrs Horgan said the group would not only benefit people physically but it would also help them emotionally, plus the added bonus of taking home ÄšÇ€ÄžĆŒĆ&#x;Ć?ĞžĞŜƚ fresh produce they grow. Cooroora Family health “A lot of c-vivor participants feel more comfortable being around people who celebrates 1st birthday have been in the same situation as them as it allows them to open up, whereas in COOROORA Family Health, Station Street, other social situations they might not feel Pomona is celebrating its 1st birthday on Saturcomfortable to,â€? she said. way to respond to your hearof footsteps from a distance. th day the 18 of August. Patients, friends and Mrs Horgan said she encouraged loing needs. 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This is quite a common question and the most important fact to recognise is that the context for each individual is vital to understand before we can decide on the importance of a cholesterol reading. Having a high cholesterol reading is not in itself really a disease-there are no symptoms- but with a high cholesterol level deposits of the cholesterol can line the blood vessels and narrow the space through which blood can pass. The less blood that can pass through, the less blood that can reach the vital organs like the brain, heart and kidneys. If the blood vessel clots off completely then this can cause death of the brain tissue: stroke, or heart: heart attack. This is why cholesterol is important. The other major risk factors for stroke and heart attack are age (no known cure yet), smoking, high blood pressure, kidney disease and diabetes. We need to consider all these factors before we can calculate the importance of any single cholesterol reading. The average cholesterol reading for an Australian adult is about 5.6. This consists of ‘good cholesterol’ and ‘bad cholesterol’. One helps prevent blocking of the blood vessel, one contributes to block-

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LAKERIDGE Health and Beauty well known Beauty and Bowen Therapy clinic in Miva Street Cooroy, has branched into Ayurveda holistic medicine and welcome qualified practitioner Carly Brady to their team. Carly who has been in the Beauty and health industry for 10 years, says many people ask “What is Ayurveda?” and are surprised when she tells them it is a holistic system of medicine that has been practiced for over 5000 years and is designed to promote human happiness, health and creative growth. Ayurveda is a Sanskit term meaning ‘Science of life’ Ayur means life or living and Veda means knowing or knowledge of. Ayurveda views health and disease in holistic terms, taking into consideration many factors including

prakruti, consciousness, season, time and place. Carly has a passion for sharing this knowledge of the science of life, with all her friends, family and clientele and now is happy to offer this knowledge to the Cooroy community. Her specialties lie in dietary and lifestyle advice, as well as womens health, allergies, immunity and body therapies including Abhyanga massage, Marma point therapy and Reiki. Ayurveda focuses greatly on digestion, through the ancient art of tongue and pulse diagnosis, health, vitality and balance can be restored to each individual with specifically tailored health advice, which is simple to incorporate into your daily lifestyle. For a professional consultation contact Lakeridge Health and Beauty on 54426239

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statins. If they lower the cholesterol significantly it can reduce your risk of heart attack by about 30%. Back to the man with a 7% chance of heart attack in the next 5 years. If he took a statin to reduce his cholesterol effectively from say 6.2 down 4 then this would reduce his risk of heart attack from 7% down to about 5%. The second man might take the statin and reduce his cholesterol from 4.2 down to 3.0. His risk of heart attack would fall from 28% to about 19%. The second man with the greatest absolute risk is getting the greatest benefit, even though his cholesterol might be the lowest to start with. That’s the benefits, so what are the risks of statins? The most common one is muscle aches and pains in about 5-10% of users. Very rare side effects are transient memory problems and kidney damage. In general in someone with a high risk of heart attack the benefits will outweigh the cons but in those taking it who have a low risk of heart attack the benefits might not be so clear. Best to discuss it with the doctor if uncertain. Maple Street Surgery, Phone 5447 6644.

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QUALIFIED nail technician and beauty therapist, Carly Duckworth, has joined the team at

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EMPOWERMENT is both an attitude and a state of mind however in order to be “in our power” and operate as the “iron fist in the kid glove” we need to reassess and balance a new feminine sense of “worth” and release any

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their own baggage cleared then act as pure mirrors to show us who we really are. Once we claim this inner power we change not only the relationship we have with ourselves but all the relationships around us as well With the arrival of the Aquarian energy we have completed many long cycles of human spiritual development and will feel the influence of this new incoming “2” energy of completion however before we can move forward and create a successful version of “who we want to be” we will need to reassess some old ideas of “who we thought we were”. As women most of us have attempted to measure up to an image of the “perfect woman”, a person that should be eve-

rything to everybody. It is an outdated symbolic figure floating around in every woman’s subconscious mind, a figure that needs to be dusted off and re-evaluated as it is eroding our sense of self worth and undermining us at every level of our being. The new version believes that………… it is what we do with and how we overcome the pitfalls and adversities in life that is the measure of our real intrinsic worth. The Universe’s idea of perfection is judged by our intention; by our willingness to have a strong but loving approach to life. If our intention is pure and we are not afraid to admit to and learn from our mistakes then we are perfect. Our life is about choices, leaving us to

discern and create only positive experiences for our future and ideally not be held back by judgement of our past……in doing this we can then learn to live harmoniously. Connecting with the horses will reset a new level of personal power and give us a 10/10 as the new perfect woman; but still leaving room for growth through humility. We believe that perfection is defined by our intention to be the best we can be Ph. Veronica on 07 5442 5353 or Mobile 0434 314 811 Saturday 1st September 10.30 – 3.00 pm Cost $125.00 included lunch Maximising human potential through the spirit of the horse.

Heal back pain with core muscle exercises STRONG back and abdominal muscles, sometimes referred to as core muscles, can help heal many types of back pain, especially the most common form of back pain caused by soft tissue injury or back muscle strain. The typical person does not do not enough back exercise and abdominal exercise, in everyday activities or even in exercise sessions. That is unfortunate, because back and abdominal muscles tend to weaken with age unless specifically exercised. Consequently, exercises that strengthen these core muscles should be a part of a balanced exercise program. The bones of the spine provide the supporting frame for the back. Connected to this frame is an intricate system of muscles and ligaments that increase the strength and stability of the spine, arms and legs. The abdominal muscles and back muscles are key components of this muscular network, and provide the strength to keep the body upright and for movement. When these core muscles are in poor condition, additional stress is applied to the spine as it supports the body and back injury or back pain is more likely. Different abdominal and back exercises focus on the muscles that support the spine. Some of the body’s core muscles

are exercised in everyday life. For example, the gluteals are used during walking or climbing steps. However, working most of the stomach and back muscles is more difficult and requires a conscious approach to targeting them for stretching and strengthening. Without specific back and abdominal exercises to target these muscles, they will naturally weaken over time, increasing the chance of developing or worsening back pain. Weak and/or overly tight supporting muscles can have painful spasms and suffer injuries themselves, which then prevent them from supporting the spine as needed. Compromised muscles can also lead to problems with bone structure of the spine due to poor posture from the weak muscles, thereby creating an increased risk of back pain or back injury. Consequently, developing combined strength in stomach muscles and back muscles can reduce the likelihood of back pain episodes; reduce the severity of back pain; protect against injury by responding efficiently to stresses; help avoid back surgery in some cases; facilitate healing from a back problem or after spine surgery; and improve posture. If you’ve already got back pain or you think you could do with improving your core mus-

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Drop the Weight for Spring SPRING is just around the corner and how great would it be to have already started your journey to a new you!!! During our short winter break, Wellness Dr Sharon Chant Dr Ann Buchan Kathy Collins Isbel has been running a Coach,DrSharon Fit Club to keep the community on track, but Dr Ann Buchan MBBS past participants are screaming out to get Medical Practitioner & Proprietor another weight loss challenge going! Dr Margaret Williams Challengers say that the discipline, personal coaching and the support of others is what Thanks to the foresight of helps them keep their journey heading in the Dr Ann Buchan, Pomona now has an right direction. Affordable Family Medical Practice. “Having that motivation of winning $$$ 3 Station Street, POMONA Allied Health Professionals now also are prizes also helps to encourage participants 5485 1321 available at this location to create a to strive forward and reach the goal that they have set for each challenge,” says Sharon. varied range of services. “So we are back! Starting on the 16th of August, Pomona will be beginning the new challenge at 6.00pm at the Uniting Church Hall in Pomona. We have also got another morning challenge starting on the 23 rd at Deb Newman - Bowen Therapist 9.30am. Fit Club will also still be running on a Tuesday at 5.30pm and on Thursday before Visiting on Friday’s the challenge at 5.15pm. For Appointments 0438 861107 “To register or to enquire about our Weight Loss Challenges/Fitclub please contact either Alicia on 0409 632 860 or Sharon on 0407 852 320 for the evening sessions and Virginia on 0412 507 572 for morning sessions.

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THE Mary River Festival is having a fundraising night at the Majestic Theatre in Pomona on 23rd August 2012 at 6pm. The night will include: · The launch of the exciting “Sounds of Mary” Project which will culminate at the Mary River Festival on 10th November 2012. · Premiere screening at 7pm of the “Once an Endangered Species” and

· Screening of documentary about Venezuela’s food revolution “Growing Change”. It will be a great night with food, tea, coffee and the bar will be open. Entry is $10 / $5 concession donation at the door. Fantastic prizes to be won with the raffle. All proceeds raised for this year’s Mary River Festival (10th November 2012 at Kandanga).

Fundraiser for Archie ON September 1, Minor Elite is planning a 12 hour fundraising event a the AFL grounds in Reserve Street Pomona from 10am to 10pm on Saturday September 1st. The fundraiser is to assist with costs involved in the treatment of Cassidy McGown and Matthew Vanderveen’s three year old son Archie. Archie has tumours in his skull and eye socket that have eroded the bone. He has already endured two operations, mountains of medication that is taken daily and 12 months of chemotherapy has just begun. Archie’s mum and dad are long time locals, and currently live in Cooran. With all the frequent travel to the hospital, time spent away from home, and the emotional stress this situ-

ation has evoked, Matt is unable to keep working. Financially, things will be tough for at least the next 12 months. The fundraiser will be in the form of a family packed day full of fun things to do for the children, and followed by an afternoon/night of live music. There will be raffles and auctions held from locally donated items, face painting, jumping castle, sausage sizzle, great coffee plus more. Any and all financial contributions raised as a result of this event, will be deposited into Minor Elites Bendigo Bank Account in Cooroy. BSB 633000 Acct 143389195, and then distributed by the account administrator direct to Archie’s parents.

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pomona Free go-cards for public transport seminar participants

COOROY RAG IN support of the Sunshine Coast Council’s Strategic Transport Strategy, the Pomona and District Community House will conduct two public seminars and give away free cashed up gocards in a bid to boost the use of public transport across the Noosa Hinterland. The seminars, to be held at Pomona and Cooroy, will inform people about how they can maximise the value of their credit sized gocard, which is used to make electronic payments when boarding a bus or train. The go-cards will be included with a special information pack handed out to participants who book to attend. The pack will also contain an instruction manual and timetable information. The operation of Council Cabs – subsidised cab trips for pensioners

from their home to the nearest doctor or local shopping centre – will also be explained. Both seminars are free. The cost is being met with the help of a council grant towards the Get Go-ing Noosa Hinterland initiative supported by Pomona and District Community House. “Recently we surveyed the Hinterland community about what things they liked about their area and what activities they wanted us to arrange. Somewhat surprisingly, among the responses was a clear desire to know more about the operation of public transport locally, so these public meetings are in response to that feedback,” said Heather Manders, the Community House coordinator. “We know our population is ageing quicker at this end of the Sunshine

Coast, but we also have young teens without a driver ’s licence and people who want to walk cycle and take public transport. Hopefully we will see more public transport services to the Hinterland, but we need to show support for what we have already. “Physical and social connectivity are important to the vibrancy of our Hinterland towns, which is why Community House is backing this move.” The Pomona public transport seminar will be held at the Lawson Shed at 10 am on Thursday 30 August, while the Cooroy seminar will take place at the Cooroy Library at 10am on Thursday 6 September. A free morning tea will be provided at each meeting, which will last about an hour. A go-card tag on-off

demonstration will be held afterwards at the local railway station. Heather said the guest speaker at each seminar would be Mr Robert Dow of the public transport advocacy group Rail Back On Track. Bookings are essential for catering purposes, phone 5485 2427. Cooroy and Pomona are served by the No.632 bus running between Cooran and Noosa Heads and the No.631 bus connecting Noosa Heads and Nambour Station via Cooroy. Return Citytrain passenger services operate twice a day between Gympie North and Brisbane. “The 632 service remains a temporary trial and we don’t want to see it go. “As many people as possible should come to the meetings we have arranged to demonstrate support for what serv-

ices we have. Robert Dow is also keen to hear from people about ways we can improve public transport across the Noosa Hinterland,” Heather said. Meanwhile, Heather said she was pleased at reports that Queensland Rail would paint the Cooroy railway station in heritage colours. In addition sealed parking areas had been provided at Cooran, Pomona and Cooroy stations in recent times and a new bus shelter has been installed at Cooroy. “The state government and council have made these investments for the good of the area. The practical demonstration of community support would be to come along to one of the two meetings we have arranged and find out more about how convenient public transport can be.”

50 year reunion for Imbil school

FAMILIAR NAMES: The faces may have aged, but many of the names are familiar in this photo of Form 3 students from Imbil Secondary Department in 1962. Front row - Janet Hipwood, Linda Milfull, Marly Masterleski, Gail McGruer, Marie Hubert, Lona Willett, Barbara Hooper; middle row – Greg Zillmann, Geoffrey Haack, Lloyd Durham, Carol Tregoning, Glenda Harris, Shirley Preston, Kathleen Mullice, Pam Stehbens, Rodney Osmond, Graham Tompkins, Dennis Buchanan; back row – Robert Bundy, Laurie Girdler, John Kropp, Russel Carlson, Robert Dyer, Laurie Buchanan, Alan Horne, Jeoff Horne.

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FIFTY years ago secondary education came to Imbil, and the State school now known as Mary Valley State College will mark its golden anniversary with celebrations on September 22. Where students once took their lessons from chalkboards and books, information technology has taken over with smartboard computer screens and internet learning an everyday experience. All this will be compared by past and present students at the open day festivities which start with registration at 10am at the school grounds in Edward Street, Imbil. Visitors will then be taken down memory lane with a comprehensive display of the school’s history. Highlights of the day include cake cutting, the burying of a time capsule and a roll call of the original class of 1962, which was headed up by class captain John Kropp, who still lives in Imbil. The anniversary will be capped off with a buffet style reunion dinner on Saturday night from 6pm. Intending guests are asked to book their attendance by contacting the school office on 5488 5333 to assist with catering. Cost is $15 per head and meals will be provided by the school’s enterprising P&C association. Morning tea and lunch will also be available café style during the open day. Organisers have also booked a photographer to capture formal and informal photos of class groups during the celebrations.

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9.30-11am Family Service *Contemporary Music *Teaching *Kids Church FREE FOOD & DRINKS AFTER SERVICE ENQUIRIES: Snr Pastor Joy & Allan Cross 0412 972 744

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Reverend Kathy McVann ... 0414 972 632 Minister Elect Patricia Palmer ... 0432 954 346

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OFFERING all the charm of yesteryear with beautiful modern touches, this stylish three bedroom home really captures the relaxed Queensland lifestyle. Set on 1012m2 this stylised Queenslander displays beautiful polished hardwood timber floors (which are an absolute showstopper) flowing throughout the home and combined with crisp neutral tones, open plan living areas and plenty of light and space to give this home a real wow factor. The main bedroom has separation from the others and offers walk in robe, ensuite and plenty of light through large casement windows. Whilst the other two bedrooms are of generous size and have their own special character. A modern kitchen is centrally located and acts as the perfect hub, whether you are enjoying a family dinner or enter-

taining friends. Spacious air-conditioned living areas flow to an expansive outdoor entertaining deck, just a fantastic area that enjoys a north easterly outlook and looks out over a nature reserve to the rear of the property, kangaroos, wallabies and birdlife at your backdoor. A fully fenced back yard creates privacy and a safe and secure place for children to play carefree. Under the home you will find a large secure storage or workshop area, laundry and potential to further expand on this already generous home. Priced at $350,000, call Barry Sheridan from Raine & Horne Noosa Hinterland for further details on 0403 806 053 or at the office on 5485 1788, or call into the office at 8 Reserve Street, Pomona

Commercial / Office Space

FOR LEASE Wattle Street Centre

Unit 4 - 13 Garnett Street Cooroy - Area - 41 M2 Rent - $14, 350 annually + out goings Comes With – Airconditioning – Hot Water System - Sink – Plenty Of Inbuilt Cupboard Space – All electrical & Data fittings. Can include at Nil Extra Cost – Full Phone system-fridge- desks & Chairs -partitioning

Let Paul Bielby take you from Selling to Sold, Buyers are waiting

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IMPACT Boxing Academy has once again brought another exciting night of Boxing back to Cooroy, when the Impact crew hosted their “Young Guns” fight night. The event was held at “The Stadium” at the Noosa District High School & saw around 300 people brave the cold to watch an action packed card featuring 25 bouts. Alec Aird Cardiff was the first combatant up for the Impact crew. Alec’s opponent was Kye McDermont from Gladstone. From the opening bell these to little soldiers went to war. Both boys moved & boxed well beyond their years as the crowd was on their feet cheering them home. After a lengthy wait the judges awarded the bout to Alec by one point. Alec was also awarded the Pat Reed “Junior Fighter of the night Cup” for his efforts. Next up was Connor Jones for the Impact crew. Connor was stepping up in experience when he took on Jason Travers from NSW.

Photo Back L-R Jake Henry, Reece Mercieca, Daniel Degiorgio, Connor Jones, Sam Cameron-Hands Front L-R Alec Aird-Cardiff, Cian Jones, Ben Cameron-Hands win and started throwing Travers was tipped to be able one point. Daniel Degiorgio took everything he could at the favorite in this one, boasting an impressive centre ring next up for Daniel. To Daniel’s credit 50 fight record. Connor the Impact crew. Daniel’s he managed to survive who was having his 13th opponent was Aaron Cadel’s last minute surge fight was unfazed as he Cadel from Brisbane. to cruise to a comfortable took the fight to Travers From the opening bell win. With a few late pull from the opening bell. Cadel knew he was in a outs due to illness, Ben Connor applied his usual fight as Daniel pushed Cameron-Hands and landing Cian Jones climbed into pressure & landed pow- forward erful combinations as he punches at will. Daniel the ring to give the crowd had Travers on the back continued to apply pres- an awesome display of foot for the entire bout. sure when in the last boxing in their exhibition The bout was awarded round Cadel decided that bout. Sam Cameron-Hands to Travers by a question- he needed a stoppage to

totally out-boxed his opponent Ali Jerkic in their bout while Jake Henry and Reece ”Lightning” Mercieca had the crowd on their feet as they put on a toe-to-toe performance in their exhibition bout! “I am very proud of our boys. There is always a lot more pressure to perform well in front of your home crowd and these kids have done themselves and everyone around them proud,” said trainer Mark Evans. “We will now be focusing on the National Golden Gloves tournament to be held in Brisbane at the end of August. I would also like to thank the people of Cooroy for continually supporting these kids as they strive to reach their individual goals. Your support means the world to us! Also a big thank you to everyone involved in making this tournament a success, without your help these shows cannot happen and our young boxers would not be able to compete in front of their home crowd.

Junior Demons Hit the Finals on Form NOW we have hit the pointy end of the AFL season. Unfortunately the seniors couldn’t emulate their flag winning exploits of last year and just missed out on a place in the finals in the final game of the year. Time for them to lick their wounds, have a big presentation night and then onward to next year and another flag! But a big congratulations to all those who played this year and a special mention to Blake Magin who both played and coached this year. Was a real mix of age groups this year with a number of under 18’s mixing it up with guys who were old enough (and do) play masters. Had a few father son combinations out there with Andy Hennings

play each week with his son Liam, Bill Magin pulled on the boots to run out with Blake. (unfortunately Lanze was not table to play those games), Wayne Mahony got a chance to play with his 2 sons (Alex and Bill) and Travis Knight got to play with his sons Jordan and Michael. Now that makes for a family team and club! U8’s and U10’s season has been a lot of fun and they are now ending their season with the big carnival down in Nambour. Well done everyone and a big thanks to Sue Hobbs for being team manager and the coaches Paul Trinder and Jason Kelly. All the parents that helped over the season, thank you! The U12s and

U14s have both had an incredibly successful 2012 season. And now the finals kick in. With one round left both teams are clear on top of the ladder and have finals set in their sights. The club will host four semi final games at the Pomona oval on 19th August. A win from both teams will see them straight through to the grand final on 2nd September. Such a successful season can be attributed to healthy numbers in both teams. The players are enjoying it so much that word of mouth has seen new players wanting to sign on up until three weeks ago. So all that can be said is Go Demons and bring home the flags!

Coolum U14 player trying to hold back Pomona Cooroy’s Mitch Henderson.


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Cooroy Tennis Club MOTORSPORT enthusiasts who have been following the progress of local driver Michael Wedge will be cheering him on as he steps up the pace after making his debut in the Touring Car Masters Series last weekend. Michael had been clocking up some impressive performances racing in the Queensland V8 Series, and was approached by Jim Morton with an offer to drive his 600hp HQ Monaro in the Touring Car Masters Series. Like any good rev head, Michael immediately retired his Commodore and took up the challenge. After a bit of a rocky start at Qld Raceway last weekend, where he spun out and ended up finishing 11th, Michael now has his sights set on improving on this result when he heads

to Eastern Creek next month. “It’s all a learning curve for me, and I put a lot of pressure on myself, especially now I’m racing someone else’s car,” said Michael. “This car’s got double the horsepower of my Commodore and I’m still getting used to it, but am confident that I’ll go better next time.” Michael will be racing the Monaro all over Australia and will be heading down to Bathurst this year with Alan Gurr who will be driving it in one of the support races. The Monaro has a bit of a history behind it, having been driven by the legendary Jason Richards at Bathurst last year and holds the lap record. Michael is greatful for the huge support he’s had from many Sunshine Coast businesses who have got right behind




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him. If there’s anyone out there who is interested in a commercial partnership contact We wish Mick all the best and will be keeping you informed of his progress. .

MLC Tennis Hotshots Program

Hot Shots Program

THE Cooroy Tennis Club is currently running the MLC Tennis Hotshots Program and has vacancies for junior beginners after school. With MLC Tennis Hot Shots kids learn to play tennis the right way and develop at their own pace helped by smaller nets, slower balls and smaller racquets. Developed by Tennis Australia and run by a Tennis Australia Coach, MLC Tennis Hot Shots is the perfect fit for kids. For Bookings please call Rob 0431386333

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