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Students cheered and parents shed a tear or two at the Year 12 NDSHS graduation ceremony held on November 17th. As these young adults bid a final farewell to high school life, we wish them every success for the future. Remember - “Don’t follow your dreams; chase them.” (See more photos on pages 18 and 19)

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A bridge too far If you want to enter or leave Cooroy, at the railway bridge, The motorist has lots of things to keep in mind, First you have to brave the junction, the town side of the bridge, With traffic coming from the front, and also front behind. Across the bridge, and from the town, it’s pretty thick at times, As well there is the highway, and the Golf Course too, And when you add school buses, and schoolies parents’ cars, You could finish with a log jam, a very lengthy queue. While mostly it’s just waiting, with your knickers in a knot, Annoyed with all those drivers, who should be giving way, Watching them sail down the slope, past the Give Way sign, A sign they clearly have no intention, to properly obey.

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Then you sit and study, all the signs they have displayed, And work out all the if’s and why’s, and also all the hows, Just as you decide conditions are right, for you to make a run, Some clown comes roaring up, and cuts across your bows. Of course there is the new diversion, for the heavy trucks, They’re now shunted via Garnet Street, to the Industrial Estate, Let’s see how that will work, the residents are not happy, And that roundabout at the clock, what troubles it may create. The powers that be supposedly, are still working the problem out, And if everyone is patient, things one day should be okay, But everyone’s not patient, as we will all concede, And don’t forget the highway idiots, born in the world each day. You’d think that the traffic boffins, the ones that rule our roads, Would have done things better, and planned some years ahead, But perhaps it would be the wise solution, and lots less trouble too, To leave the lines, the bridge, the signs, and move the town instead!!

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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 December 15th. Last issue’s winner was Alicia Kelly of Cooroy who found the ‘rolled up Rag’ in the Gelignite Jacks ad on page 15.

Congratulations to the winner of the IGA’s Pinktober Colouring in Competition Anna Martin, 8 years of age, of Black Mountain.

Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group THE Christmas get-together lunch for CooroyNoosa Family and Local History Group will be held on Wednesday, 7th December at the Cooroy Anglican Church Hall, Miva Street, Cooroy. Past and present members are welcome to share some good cheer with us for the festive season. Cost $16.00 per head, to book phone 5442 5570. The research room at 41 Miva Street, Cooroy will close on Saturday, 10th December and reopen on Tuesday, 17th January 2012. The extended opening hours will continue in the new year on Thursdays and every second Saturday, to find out more phone 5442 5570.

Cooroy-Eumundi Garden Club THE next meeting of the Club will be on Monday 12 December at ‘Elements Restaurant’, Fairhill Nursery, Yandina commencing at 11.30 am to be followed by lunch at 12.00 noon. Names and menu selection to be given by Monday 5 December to the Treasurer Miriam Jamieson, (ph 5442 6119) or the Secretary John Fenton (ph 5470 2683, mobile 0410 485 285) from whom further information can be obtained.

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news Community Bank branches pay “What’s for Christmas” in the Library off for locals once again


Rick Cooper and Wayne Hoens celebrate another good year for shareholders WHILE the rest of the world continues to patiently work through its ongoing economic challenges, it’s a far different story for investors in three of the coast’s Community Bank® branches. In fact it’s a continuing celebration of a real home-grown Sunshine Coast success story. Nearly 790 share holders, who have supported the Cooroy, Marcoola and Tewantin Community Bank® branches since their inception (with the Cooroy Community Bank® Branch opening in 2002) will now receive their fourth dividend in as many years. Cooroy, Marcoola and Tewantin Community Bank® branches Chairman Rick Cooper, said shareholders will each receive a share of the $136,339 the total dividend, based on 8.0 cents per share of 1,704,238 fully paid shares once the dividend is issued on 21 December. He said it will be a nice Christmas present for the company’s’ investors. “The result is a culmination of a lot of hard work and local support from the Cooroy, Marcoola and Tewantin and surrounding communities. As we often say, bank with us and everybody benefits,” Mr. Cooper said. “The directors of the Community Bank® Company have decided the dividend is a fair reward to all the

shareholders who initially funded the establishment of the branches and who have been patiently watching their development. It’s the fourth dividend in as many years for our share holders and our SCCFSL board, branch managers and staff are very proud of our continuing work in our communities. “Without share holders’ support, our branches simply wouldn’t exist,” Mr. Cooper added. Tewantin Community Bank branch manager, Wayne Hoens says the shareholders won’t be the only locals to benefit from the fourth dividend. “The company’s remaining profits are being channelled back into the Cooroy, Marcoola and Tewantin communities via a range of donations, sponsorships and scholarships. By June 2012, the total funds given back to the community will have exceeded $795,000. “In coming months the board will continue its program of community grants that will release further funds into our communities to assist with a wide range of projects. We’re really proud to be involved with a bank that’s giving locals a real say in the shaping of their own communities,” Mr. Hoens said.

ARE you looking for something different to buy for those you love this Christmas? Well The Retail Shop at Cooroy Library is full of beautifully crafted, well priced gifts that could be the perfect present. The range includes wooden toys, homeware, jewellery, giftware and pottery. All items in the Retail Shop are made right here on the Mill Place Precinct and that alone is something for all of us at Cooroy to be proud of. The shop is open 6 days a week from 8am to noon and staffed by the Friends of Mill place. John Dangar, the Friends Chairperson has said they are very proud of the Retail Store and would like to encourage the people of Cooroy to come on in and support the Mill place precinct and their fundraising efforts. And, the creativity doesn’t end there. The YShop will be operating for 2 hours every Saturday morning through December and January, giving our local young people the chance to showcase their creativity and sell to the Library public. Jess Scott, Cooroy Libraries Young Peoples Coordinator has said she is thrilled to support our youths’ talent in this creative opportunity. Come on in and support these local ventures and gift something unique to your friends and family.

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IT has taken 16 years from when the renovation plans for the Memorial Hall were originally drawn up in 1995 to get close to realisation with the ‘Cooroy Project” as it is fondly dubbed nearing readiness for its application for funding with the RDA. This project, involving the refurbishment and redevelopment of the Memorial Hall, is a major and much needed initiative that will address many needs of the community and offer opportunities for economic benefit to the town and the shire. Below is a summary of some of these needs in response to various requests and community consultations since 1995. Total Kitchen rebuild to Commercial standard so that community members may hire for preparing product for the markets and private enterprise. New toilets that will be located in an extension to the Club side of the building; A storeroom for the stacking of tables and chairs; New tables and chairs; Refurbished bar; Refurbished office including fibre optic technology for economic development opportunities; Soundproof stacker doors for the “carpeted area” so this can be closed off for community meetings leaving the balance of the hall still available to hire; Refurbishment of all floors, the stage area etc.; Repainting of interior & exterior; Lowering of the raised floor in the dining/kitchen area; Insulation to the building and removal of asbestos; Works necessary to meet current Fire Regulations; Solar heating – under floor and for water; Natural cooling through passive improvements including a covered deck on the western side and an extra gable on the eastern side; Memorial Corridor and feature walls for the memorabilia; New audio/visual equipment including youth programs i.e. Wii; Sealed Car park at the back of the hall. All of these works will enhance and highlight the era of the building, and give the com-

munity a venue that is suitable for all current uses and some new ones including weddings, theatre, cultural events and business pursuits. There are also opportunities to address requests for a “community hub” that can combine activities & access to outdoor activities for youth, as well as hosting a Mentoring Program to capitalise the immense experience that Cooroy hosts in its retiree sector. The office in the Hall could be used by a Community Liaison Officer, who can provide a much needed service of keeping the community up to date on all matters relevant to Cooroy and its residents. Most importantly, this project has the ability and scope to bring economic benefit to Cooroy through the provision of jobs. This is multi faceted - not only from increased usage of the Hall and introduction of new events, but also from two major initiatives. The first is the “virtual markets” to provide a retail side for “Seasons of the Sun” which has pooled all producers on the Sunshine Coast into an alliance. The second is for specialised adult hospitality training, targeting the ongoing gap on the Sunshine Coast for staff that can provide the friendly, efficient and knowledgeable service required to accompany our food and outlets. To be successful with this project, we need your assistance in two ways by a) sending a letter of support outlining the need for this project and it’s importance at this time, especially with the current local economy and b) a letter with any further items that you believe could be addressed through this project that can assist you and the community. There will be a display at the Hall on Tuesday December 6 at 5pm with the draft plans and elevations, and a further opportunity for you to bring along any further ideas for inclusion. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Sandy Bolton on 54476131.

Cooroy Lifeline and Cooroy Uniting Church would like to thank all the locals who attended and supported our annual Melbourne Cup Fashion Parade on Saturday October 22. Thanks to all the local businesses who kindly donated the lucky door prizes and to the compere Pamela Mitchell and the volunteers and models ranging from 3 years to 80 years young.


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GEM Racing, (on left) and High Voltage Racing (right) prepare for the first day of competition with a salute to Sebastian Vettel (Current Grand Prix world champion) TWO Noosa District State High School teams competed in the 2011 State Championships of the Formula One in Schools competition on 3rd and 4th of November at QMI Solutions, Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane. “GEM Racing” were runners up in the Professional Junior Class and also won the

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“High Voltage Racing” were the stars of the day with the following awards: Best Team Collaboration; Best Development Class Portfolio; Best Engineered Car; and First Place winners in Development Class. Their win entitles them to represent Queensland in the 2012 National Championships to be held in Adelaide from 17th February to 3rd March. This event will also coincide with the Clipsal 500 V8 supercar race which all national finalists will attend. The High Voltage Racing team, all in year 8 this year were, in my view, the standout per-

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The night was really energetic and insightful! Attendees were obviously passionate about their ideas about Cooroy and surrounding communities and there were some obvious similarities around some of the identified projects which is terrific. Additionally what unfolded was that some of the desired projects are already underway and people were simply unaware of this. The ideas were many and varied, and by the end of the night votes for the top projects identified were: • A second railway crossing in Conroy; • Modifications to Cooroy’s Swimming pool to accommodate heating and disability access; • Improvements to phone reception in the Conroy and surrounding areas; • An RV park in the area: • More opportunities for economic development in the area, and: • Emergency accommodation for single men. Going forward, what we hope to assist with as a Community Bank is coordinate some of these projects and perhaps contribute some of the funds required. In particular we will look to partner with local groups and government bodies to make some of the identified projects come to life. I thank everyone for coming along and for their enthusiasm and participation in a great evening.

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Wellington’s Way With Member for Nicklin Peter Wellington COOROY to Curra upgrade goes on display: At long last the Government has released the proposed upgrade of the Bruce Highway from Cooroy to Sankeys Road. I am pleased that the Government listened to our calls for improvements to the proposed location of the Cudgerie community’s access to the highway. I urge all interested parties to look at the proposal and make comment. There will be a copy of the upgrade information available in my Nambour office. You may be eligible for a service medal: I recently met with the present of the Sunshine Coast National Servicemen’s (Qld) Association Pat Tempest who is keen to hear from retired Australian defence service people who may be unaware that they are eligible for some service medals. He is trying to contact servicemen and women who are eligible for an Anniversary of National Service Medal and/or the Defence Medal. Apparently many of the old service records are unreliable, and the Association is urging servicemen and women or former service people to contact the Sunshine Coast secretary of the Association for information about their eligibility. You can ring the secretary on 54913561 or write to the Sunshine Coast National Servicemen’s Association at: PO Box 352 Moffat Beach, 4551 for further information. Eden celebrates 10 years: It was great to be able to join the team at Cooroy’s Eden Rehabilitation Centre recently to help celebrate 10 years operation in this community. The centre is the only private rehabilitation hospital between Brisbane and Cairns, and offers both hospital stay care or day therapy and other outpatient programs. During the 10th birthday celebration, there was special recognition for the many volunteers who assist at the centre and to the supportive community. Neighbourhood Disputes Act: Copies of the Neighbourhood Disputes Resolution Act are now available at my office. I have had many inquiries from residents who have had concerns about overhanging trees and boundary fences, but been unable to reach agreement with neighbours about possible solutions. This amended legislation should clear up confusion about neighbours’ responsibilities regarding these issues. If you have made an inquiry through my office for a copy of this legislation but have still not received it, please drop in to my Currie Street, Nambour office, or phone us on 5441 6933. Meet me in Cooroy I will be holding my next Cooroy meeting in the Cooroy RSL boardroom on Thursday, November 24. Anyone who would like to meet with me can organise an appointment by contacting my Nambour office on 5441 6933.

Community Update INNER Cooroy Link Road: Last month I, along with other staff from council, hosted a successful community meeting about the Jarrah Street extension, at Cooroy Hall which was attended by about 60 residents. At the meeting I presented the background to the 10 year history and community consultation on this project and council’s technical experts also talked about the research that lead to the decision to construct the road. The community had the opportunity to voice concerns and council’s infrastructure department has taken on board those comments. Council is already looking at, and addressing, some of the concerns raised, such as design of the pedestrian refuge near the Garnet Square shops, speed signs along Garnet Street and car parks interfering with sight lines from Oak Street, pathways in Garnet Street and road pavement resurfacing. This long awaited link road is progressing at a fantastic pace, and should be completed by the first half of next year. Council Cabs – help for the community: If you, or someone you know, finds it difficult to get into town, Council Cabs may be able to help. Council Cabs is especially tailored for residents with disabilities and those aged over 60. The service picks you up from your home, drops you off at your local shops, and drives you home in the afternoon. Council provides the subsidised scheme, with funding from the Transport Levy, for an affordable fixed fare of $2 (each way) per trip. The Council Cabs service is available once a week to eligible resi-

dents in most areas of the Sunshine Coast. These areas include: Pomona, Cooran, Cooroy, Black Mountain, Cooroy Mountain, Lake McDonald, Tewantin, and Cooroibah. Carers and children of eligible passengers are also able to use the service. Booking a cab is simple, just call 1300 139 433 by 12.30pm the day before your travel (24 hour booking line). De-bunking the dog baiting myths: You may have noticed the subject of wild dog baiting on the Sunshine Coast has seen its fair share of media attention of late. Judging by a number of the stories that have been aired and printed, there appears to be a fair degree of misunderstanding when it comes to this issue. Council’s wild dog baiting program is a coordinated effort that involves State government agencies and private property owners. The baiting is performed twice a year and baits are only ever placed on private property. Before any baiting occurs, council writes to all residences within a 1k radius of the bait site to request consent. All residences within 2km of a baiting site are also sent notification letters in the mail. Every bait is placed at least 500m from the nearest residence. The baits themselves are tied and buried under the ground (so birds and other animals can’t get to them) and after seven days they’re checked and removed. Council’s wild dog baiting and trapping program has been in place since 2002. The program was initiated as a response to community need. Council is not actively imposing this baiting and trapping pro-

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gram on the local community but rather responding to the community’s requests that measures be taken to control wild dog populations. Cooroy library: It’s hard to believe the Cooroy Library opened its doors less than 2 years ago. Before the doors even opened, council’s Cooroy Community Precinct Manager Tracey King was hard at work behind the scenes to ensure that from day one, the library was a welcoming and vibrant place. Tracey has recently headed off on maternity leave and I’m sure the many regular visitors who have come to know Tracey will join me in wishing her all the best. In brief: • Three new bicycle hoops will soon be installed outside the Mountain Stop Café in Pomona to help meet the parking needs of cyclists. • There will be a number of Division 12 areas undergoing roadworks over the next couple of months as part of council’s Capital Works Road Reseal and Rehabilitation Program. Work on parts of the following roads will be undertaken: Coles Creek Road, Cooran’ Carriage Way, Cooroibah; Cooroy Belli Creek Road, Cooroy; Cooroy Mountain Road, Cooroy; Illoura Place, Cooroibah; Traveston Cooran Road, Cooran; Furness Drive, Tewantin; Werin Street, Tewantin.

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COOROY RAG Letters to the editor IT was one of those mediocre days a couple of days ago, claimed by the feel of neither feeling happy or sad. Certainly the day lacked any sparkle until surprise surprise! My very dear daughter-in-law walked into this Bowder Lodge bed-sit where I now reside bringing with her half a dozen copies of the recent publications of the Cooroy Rag. You lucky people to have such a vibrant township with people contributing to the essential make up of a delightful and well presented publication. I still remember contributing to the then much smaller editions of the Cooroy Rag. I was as happy as a pig in mud to find mention of locals known but not seen in many years. I have warm memories of Bob Abbot, and David Kirkman with his glorious mop of hair and diamond stud. I remember the simple routine of a predictable lifestyle. Who could now visualise the cream truck driver delivering meat, groceries or mail to the highway on the lengthy route between Pomona towards Gympie. I can vouch for mail, unsealed dropped off during the bean growing season, left by the carrier. Valuable items were left at the cream boxes, bean cheques included, with the envelope unsealed. Fancy trusting anything at all exposed to today’s congested roadways? One remembers the bypass road from Skyring Creek to Cooroy being an engineering feat. First big wet the 70ft cutting cut off the highway and back all the traffic had to travel through Pomona. I must thank you for the recently acquired newspaper items of interest contained in the Cooroy Rag. Many of us, now elderly, derive such satisfaction from thoroughly perusing such local coverage. I thank you for the diversion of rather bland days in our rest homes being brightened by easy to peruse reading items. Ellen Sadler Formerly contributor to Ellen’s Chit Chat, Cooroy Rag.

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Contact us now to discuss how we can help you! Cooroy Rag, November 30, 2011 - Page 9



Cooroy Probus Club


10 Fantail Cresent Cooroy


5447 7461

Calf Sales at Eumundi Saleyards Mondays at 1pm Cattle Sales Fortnightly at Eumundi Saleyards Tuesdays at 1pm

FOR TOP AUCTION PRICES consign your cattle to

EUMUNDI SALEYARDS Market Advice & Inspection

Mike Wheeler 5496 1203 or mobile 0417 320 590 Clint Murtagh 0428 711 102

PEST CONTROL Jay & Nicky Turner 0409 217 328

Specialising in all types of Pests, Termite Inspections & Treatments All Work Guaranteed

1300 501 377

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XMAS and Friendship songs at our last Luncheon from the State Primary School, gave us some absolutely beautiful children singing and wonderful feelings to us all. We have a lot of support in our community as with 2 new members joining our ranks. Also recently we had 19 meet at Betty Waters Home for Brunch. Thanks Betty. Our AGM saw VIEW Clubs of Australia QB02 Zone councillor Judy Fischle re elect the committee with the added come back of Gwen Edwards to fill the bill. Robert Menzies (author) told of his travels and experiences and had two books for us to hear about. Our next social will be a craft and chat day at the Retirement Village Hall in Ferrell’s Road on Tuesday 29 th December at 11am. $2.00 donation to SMITH Family and bring a plate. Xmas will be on our mind but we enjoy a good chin wag as well. Many of us have been venturing to other VIEW Clubs in the areas with Noosaville VIEW’s “Pretty in Pink” Twin Water’s VIEW “Stardust” and a Gala Luncheon “Aussie Bush Xmas” at Caboolture. So some of us have become for the fun of it “Lunchalots”. Our Cooroy VIEW Club’s Xmas Luncheon will be Tuesday 13th December 10.30 for 11am with singing, raffles and good food and chatter in the Cooroy Hotel Function rooms. We are planning of having a stall at the “Xmas in Cooroy Event, so come and chat to us. We also have a special Art Raffle on at the moment for our “Learning for Life” Student that will run till 14th February, 2012. For more information on our Club and essential Bookings ~ please contact Grace Taylor 0754711364 or Lal Vider 0754491902 or

Cooroy Probus Club members Lyne Williams, Marie Watts, Jean Britton and Betty Elliott from Biloela Probus, shopping at the Riverside markets MEMBERS of the Cooroy Probus Club spent a fun filled three nights in Brisbane to enjoy all the sights and sounds of our capital city. Some of our members were visiting Brisbane for the very first time ! Staying at the Manor Apartments, next door to the GPO, had us within walking distance to the Queens Street Mall - the shoppers amongst us were delighted ! All forms of transport were at our doorstep giving us direct access to all this beautiful city has to offer. Our senior’s ‘go cards’ were well used ! With a list of recommended ‘things to do while in Brisbane’ and only two pre booked tours - one to Parliament House, the other to St John’s Cathedral, members had the time and flexibility to plan their own day. Small groups scattered throughout

the city enjoying walks along South Bank, rides on the River Cat, and visits to the galleries, museums and shows. The gardens too were popular - a dazzling display of colour, fragrance and design. At night, we gathered back together for dinner and to share stories of the days adventures. Refreshed and energised we were out again, this time to the theatre, the opera, the casino or for a ride on the Wheel. Wonderful to have so much choice. These few days away with our Probus friends proved it is not necessary to have a rigid schedule of prepaid/ preorganised activities to have a great time. Fun and good fellowship can be contagious. Returning to Cooroy, all agreed how lucky we are to have all this so close to home.

The Cooroy Blue Light Disco committee recently presented awards to representatives from Cooroy IGA, Bendigo Bank, Cooroy Hotel and Cooroy RSL to thank them for their sponsorship and donations throughout the year. The Blue Light Disco has been running for four years now and is going from strength to strength.




Cooroy Produce expands

AFTER 10 years of helpful service to the local community, David Yabsley of Cooroy Produce has now expanded. Now also at 37 Gateway Drive Noosaville, David has opened the doors of Noosaville Stockfeed & Pet Supplies. With the same friendly staff and service as Cooroy, Noosaville Stockfeed has a great range of equine feed, supplements & accessories along with all your pet needs includ-

ing the popular BARF nutrition for Dogs & Cats, Hill’s Science Diet, Supercoat and most other popular brands of pet food. With summer now upon us, both Cooroy and Noosaville stores are fast selling flea and tick treatments at discount prices to help keep your family pets happy & healthy, such as Frontline, Advantix, Comfortus and preventic collars to name a few. Other popular items have also been both day old chicks and point of lay hens for those wanting fresh free range eggs. David would like to take this opportunity to thank his loyal customers for their support over the last 10 years and looks forward to expanding Cooroy Produce even further next year to help satisfy his custom-

Trio of Sensorial Soaps

Sothys Makeup Kit $99

Eye Cream Duo 48% Off

Lakeridge Health & Beauty Lisa & Mel

5442 6239

33 Miva St, Cooroy

FREE Bonus Hydravance Cream 50ml & Sothys Tote Bag


ers’ needs. The new Noosaville Stockfeed & Pet Supplies store is located in a very handy position just past the entrance to the new Bunnings Warehouse and is stocked to the roof with all the quality products that the Cooroy store, behind the post offic, has to offer and more. Ph 5470 2535.

Bella Star Western Outfitters has ducked around the corner

NOTICE Classes - Gym - Sauna - Spa - Massage - Health & Aroma

Helen Copus, owner of Bella Star, has once again outdone herself in decorating her new store in Maple Lane, jam packed with great fashion for those who love the distinctive style blend of country and romance. With both men’s and women’s wear, great bags, boots, belts, accessories and jewellery, Bella Star continues to remain a star in Cooroy.

Looking for a Gym that gives Service & Care? THAT’S US!! 78 Lawnville Rd, Black Mountain - PH: 5442 6338 •

WARNING: Participation in our programs will be seriously beneficial to your health Cooroy Rag, November 30, 2011 - Page 11

news Provision Wealth Management comes to Cooroy

Christmas with ISSA



Christmas special off any prints on canvas or digital E-Board 2 Emerald Street, Cooroy 4563 Phone 5447 6155 email:

PROVISION Wealth Management, accredited by AMP Financial Planning, recently celebrated the official opening of their new financial planning practice in Cooroy. Cooroy local, Chad Monroe has opened the financial planning practice specialising in retirement, investment, insurance and debt advice and in addition to supporting individuals and families will provide advice to small and medium businesses. Mr Monroe has been a financial planner for 9 years and will head a team of five in his Cooroy based practice. Mr Monroe said having the support of AMP would allow him to bring a wealth of experience to the local community. “We’re managing the financial future of people we see almost every day – friends, colleagues and associates and we’re excited about helping them,” Mr Monroe said. “Whether their plans are to have a comfortable retirement, support a family or buy a home, we’re here to help people manage their finances so they can achieve these goals.”

“Financial planning helps people plan and manage their financial situation, helping to build wealth and achieve financial security. The right advice can make a big difference to a person’s financial wellbeing,” Mr Monroe said. Chad is a Certified Financial Planner - the highest accreditation currently provided to financial planners in Australia by the Financial Planning Association in Australia. Provision Wealth Management is conveniently located in the Wattle Street building on the corner of Garnet and Wattle Street. Provision Wealth Management looks forward to welcoming you soon. They offer a no obligation, initial meeting (at their cost) to discuss securing your financial future. Contact Provision Wealth Management now to arrange an appointment on 5447 7740.

U3A Trivia Night WHERE on the Sunshine Coast can you get a fantastic fun night out including nibbles, suppper, great company, lots of laughs and the chance to win prizes all for $10? The answer is Noosa U3A’s Fun Christmas Trivia Night on Saturday 3 December, starting at 6.30pm. at the U3A Building Poinciana Ave, Tewantin (opp. the Shell service station). You don’t have to be a member, just be prepared to have fun and celebrate the season a little early. If you come dressed for Christmas you might win a special prize. Tables are for eight but don’t worry, if you come alone you will be put with some new ‘best friends’. There will also be raffles, lucky numbers, door and spot prizes. BYO drinks and glassware. Bookings are essential as the last U3A Trivia Night was a total sell-out. Call 54405500 9am to 1pm or pop in to the office to secure your places.

what’s on at Mill place at the Butter Factory Arts Centre Now showing . . . The Journey Continues 4 November to 3 December An exhibition of art quilts reflecting both pictorial and abstract interpretations of the Australian landscape by artist Cynthia Morgan.

at the Cooroy Library November/December Christmas Gifts available in the LibraryThe Retail Shop at Cooroy Library is full of beautifully crafted, well priced gifts that could be the perfect present. The range includes wooden toys, homeware, jewellery, giftware and pottery. Open 9-12 Mon-Sat The Yshop is also available every Saturday 9.30-11.30am with local youths selling their wares direct to the public. Until 13 December

Books for Kids

Please help Sunshine Coast Libraries and the Salvation Army make a Kid’s Christmas by donating new, unwrapped children’s books to the Library. Books are then distributed to less fortunate kids across the region in time for Santa’s visit.

Until December 20

Nature’s Chemical Diversity chemistry exhibition in the Library

This colourful and vibrant exhibition is in celebration of the International Year of Chemistry, brought to you by The Royal Australian Chemical Institute and sponsored by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research – Questacon

Fri December 2 7pm-10pm

“Live on the Beans” Free on the Library rooftoop

Food, Movies, Music – what more could you want? “Flight of the Conchords” on the Outdoor Cinema and live music by Those Clever Foxes & Spuhtnik. For all ages. No bookings required

Sun December 11 6.30pm

“Flicks in the Sticks” on library rooftop Rooftop Cinema!

“Despicable Me” Rated PG is brought to you by Flicks in the Sticks. For all ages. No bookings required.Free entry with Gold Coin appreciated. Bring a rug or chair

Mon December 12 10am-12noon

Gift Wrap Workshop

Make personalised Christmas cards, gift boxes and wrapping paper. Bookings required 5454 9000. For ages 5-12yrs.

Tues December 13 10am-12noon

Crackers and Flakes

Make stained glass snow flakes and exploding Christmas crackers. Bookings required 5454 9000. For ages 5-12yrs.

Wed December 14 1pm-4pm


Come and create your own animated movies. Edit and burn to a DVD to share with your friends and family. Bookings required 5454 9000. For ages 10+

Fri December 16 2pm-3pm

Knitting Workshop

Come along and learn how to knit with Lynda Waycott. No need to bring anything. Bookings required 5454 9000. For ages 12+

Mon December 19 10am-11.30am

Decorate Your Tree

Colourful tree ornaments made from paper and food dye. Bookings required 5454 9000. For ages 10+

Tues December 20 10am-11.30am


Come and create your own animated movies using. We will edit and burn to a DVD for you to collect and share with your friends and family. Bookings required 5454 9000. For ages 6-10yrs

Tues December 20 1pm-3pm

Elf Yourself E-Card Workshop

Virtual Christmas Cards made from digital photos of you, friends or family. Make sure to bring along some photos in digital format or you can just have your photo taken on the day. Bookings required 5454 9000. For ages 12+

Coming soon . . . My Favourite Things 2 - 21 December A selection of photos from the Guardian Pharmacy Photographic Competition.Winners will be announced 6pm Friday 2 December at the Butter Factory Arts Centre. A Christmas in Cooroy event proudly presented by Cooroy Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club of Cooroy.

In the Gallery . . . 9 December 2011 - 28 January 2012 Bunginderry Annabel Tully, Carol McCormack, David Hutchins, Des Rolph, Di McIntyre, Lesley Cowper, Nick Safstrom, Noel Miller, Nonie Metzler and Pat Hinz. A series of paintings responding to the contrasting geological ecosystems of Bunginderry Station by ten artists immersed in the distinctive landscapes of far western Queensland. Bunginderry is a Queensland Arts Council touring exhibition. Evolutionary Invasion Bruno Valmadre A series of large sculptures related to ideas of transmutation of species and evolution. Bruno uses a variety of found timbers, often teredo worm affected, to create a beautiful and intriguing illusion of fragility. Exhibitions open Saturday 10 December, 5 pm

Special event . . . Baroque Christmas Concert Saturday 10 December 7pm A special community event presented by Alchemy: Australia’s Period String Ensemble. Bookings essential. Tickets $25, concessions available. PH: 5454 9050 The Butter Factory Arts Centre is an arts initiative of Sunshine Coast Council Page 12 - Cooroy Rag, November 30, 2011

Prestigious Perfumes . . . Perfect Presents!

Cooroy Central Pharmacy 26 Maple Street Cooroy Phone 5447 6028 Cooroy Rag, November 30, 2011 - Page 13


COOROY RAG police beat with Sergeant Mal Scott

Specialising in Domestic, Commercial, Industrial, New work & Repairs

Roofs, Roller Doors & Hi Pressure Cleaning! For a Quality Finish Call Mark

mob: 0403 264 048 fax: 5442 6093 email: BSA 727850

Specialist Ride-on Brushcutter Grass too long for the Mower? Slope too Steep for the Slasher? Lantana taking over?

Peter 0418 993 199

Rob’s Roofing • Metal & Tile Roofing • Insurance Work • Re-roofing

• Repairs

• Fascia & Gutter

• Pensioner Discounts

• Spanline Patios

• 20 Years Experience

• Whirlybirds

• Free Quotes

0407 483 415 BSA Licence No 1180995

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A NUMBER of search warrants were executed by Cooroy Police during the month of November with four offenders charged with offences including Break and Enter, possession of stolen property, stealing and possession of dangerous drugs and utensils. These actions were a direct result of a spike in our break and enter offences around town and were successful from the point of view of solving some of our crime in town and holding the offenders to account. A 16 year old youth was also dealt with by police after being found in possession of stolen property from the Noosa District High School. With the party season and the end of school year upon us it is timely to remind the general public of their responsibilities in regards the supply of alcohol to minors at private parties and on private land. Most of us would be aware that it is a serious offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years in a public place or on licensed premises but not so many of us would be aware that supplying alcohol to minors at a private party is also a serious offence. Section 156A of the Liquor Act 1992 states:- • An adult must not supply liquor to a minor at a private place unless they are a responsible adult for the minor; • A responsible adult is the parent, step-parent guardian or an adult who has parental rights and responsibilities for the minor; • The responsible adult must be responsibly supervising the minor. In considering whether the supply of alcohol is consistent with the responsible supervision of the minor, relevant factors include the following– (a) whether the adult is unduly intoxicated; (b) whether the minor is unduly intoxicated; (c) the age of the minor; (d) whether the minor is consuming the liquor

supplied with food; (e) whether the adult is responsibly supervising the minor’s consumption of the liquor supplied; (f) the quantity of liquor supplied and the period over which it was supplied. Where police lawfully attend a party and persons under the age of 18 years can be seen unduly intoxicated and acting badly then it seems obvious that proper supervision by responsible adults is not occurring so in this instance police could commence court proceedings against adults at the party who have been supplying liquor to the minors. The penalty for this offence is a maximum fine of $6000 and the indignity of a court appearance. If you are considering hosting a underage party please consider the above points and if in any doubt re your responsibilities in this regard please contact your local police station. Several local hoons have had their wings clipped of late thanks to members of the public being proactive and assisting police with the apprehension of these idiots. On the 18th of November a 21 year old Nandroya Rd man was caught drifting sideways around a roundabout in a high powered turbo charged vehicle with a 15 year old girl seated next to him. In another foolish act of driving a 32 year old Kauri street man was charged with a serious driving offence when he was seen doing circle work in Kauri street by a member of the public who phoned police with a registration number which led to the driver being sent to court by police. With the amount of black tyre marks on the roads around Cooroy at present we are very intent on bringing this type of driving to an end so please continue to report cars driving badly to the Cooroy Police on 54425030. A comment also has to be made in relation to the numerous children out on the streets unsuper-

vised by their parents on Halloween night. Some of the kids were accompanied by their parents and most behaved well but as with most things the actions of a few have ruined things for the majority. Several instances of youths acting like louts by egging houses and shouting obscenities to residents who did not hand over goodies have been reported to police. In a cowardly and despicable act, a male and female youth aged approximately 15 years knocked on the door of an 84 year old gentleman residing in Crystal Street, Cooroy asking for trick or treats. The kindly gentleman went to the kitchen to look for something to give them and whilst he was away from the door the youths entered his house and stole his wallet containing a large amount of pension money, which was to go to food and medicine. If you’re like me and are sitting there shaking your head with steam coming out of your ears then join the club as I have been approached by numerous community members who have offered to deal with the offenders by means not able to be mentioned in this column. What type of person would do this to an 84 year old?? Enough said but I would greatly appreciate any information from anyone who has knowledge of the below described offenders. Both suspects were wearing Halloween masks, the male described as being approximately 15 years of age, with an orange mask and a black robe and thin in build. The female was short and heavy wearing a witch’s hat, a mask and a cape. We would love to catch up with these two offenders so we could at least give some form of justice back to the victim.

Residents warned of heightened fire danger FIREFIGHTERS across the North Coast Region are reminding residents, particularly those located across the western areas, to remain vigilant following a spate of vegetation fires in recent days. The dry vegetation in the area combined with high to very high fire danger had the potential for even a small fire to spread quickly and threaten surrounding homes, other structures or even lives. Although at this stage of the year the bushfire season would typically be coming to an end, over the coming days and leading into the holiday period the combination of dry grassland and humidity in the area means the threat of bushfire is still very real. All residents are urged to do their part to decrease the risk of fire by taking care with cigarette butts, power tools and machinery and also educating others of potential bushfire danger. If anyone is wishing to join the Rural Fire Brigade, they can contact 1st Officer - Harry Kirk 54476067. As there is the potential for a bad fire season with the hot, dry conditions we have been having, we are available to do an education evening for prepare, act, survive bush fire safety. For those interested ring the above number.

Congratulations to Marc Desmarchelier who received his 15 year service medal with the Rural Fire Brigade recently. The picture is (from left) Gary Seaman - Area Director, Rural Operations - Caloundra Area - Qld Fire & Rescue Service, Marc Desmarchelier Black Mt Rural Fire Brigade, and Ian Pike Area Representative - Caloundra - Rural Fire Brigades Association.


Ties $2.00

Cowboy Hats $2.95

Reindeer Antlers with Ears & Bells $1

Inflatable Santa Costume $19.95 Candy Canes from $2.00

Dog Toys $2.00

Christmas Melamine from $1

Christmas Hats from $1

Santa Snow Spay & Glow Spray from $2.00

Packs of Cards from $1

Christmas Napkins from $1.25

Santa Suit Adults $5.95

Sexy Bikini $4.95

Pkt 12 4cm Balls $2.00 Flashing Party Necklace $2.95 Plates, Bowls, Cups, Cuttlery $2.00

Bon Bons from $2

Christmas Bags from 50c Flannel Tablecloths $2.00

Printed Napkins $1.00 Reindeer Antler & Nose for Car $3.95

Dog Jumper $2.50

Christmas Wrap 70cmx7m $2 Pkt 3 70cmx1.2m $2 Christmas Tinsel 4 Ply x 2m $1.50

Baskets $2.00

Girl Suits $4.95


Cooroy Rag, November 30, 2011 - Page 15

Hyacinths Bouquet • floral bouquets & arrangements • specialising in bonsai • candy towers & savoury towers • balloon bouquets • gifts & baskets • baby hampers • ecoya soaps & candles • potted plants Same Day Delivery Australia Wide open 9am-5pm monday - friday - 9am-12 midday saturday

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COOROY RAG Helping Queenslanders for 30 years

by Carol Watkins, Deputy Local Controller, Sunshine Coast North WE’VE been quite busy once again with some ‘out of the ordinary’ happenings since we last went to press. On a Friday and Saturday night recently, 14 of our members were on hand to assist local police with welfare and traffic control at large operations on the Bruce Highway north of Cooroy. These types of operations, while running for significant lengths of time, are useful to us as they allow our people to maintain their competencies in activities such as traffic control, and put into use training done in running generators, emergency lighting and radio communications. SES Week 2011 ran recently and congratulations must go to Evelyn Buchanan from Pomona Group who was awarded an SES Week Award for “Dedication and consistency, particularly as Deputy Group leader representing her absent Group Leader”. Congratulations must also go to some of our members who, on a recent weekend, were about to start flood boat training at Tewantin, when an elderly gentleman drove off the wharf into the water. Their training kicked in, they instantly jumped in calling out for 000 to be telephoned, pulled him up above water and attended to him until ambulance and paramedics arrived to look after him. Each year we receive numerous calls for as-

sistance to members of our community who have thought a bit of water over the road is not an issue. Some have even ignored road closure signs. This is extremely dangerous behaviour. It is imperative you think about the consequences of your actions which can endanger your, and others’ lives. Flood waters can look extremely attractive to children – the chance to body surf, swim and splash around. Doing this is also extremely dangerous and children’s lives have been lost when playing in and around flood water. Some rules to observe at times of flood include: don’t drive through floodwater; stay away from drains, knee-deep water, fallen powerlines and trees; don’t allow children to play in, or near floodwater; avoid entering floodwater; if it’s essential, wear solid shoes and check the depth and current with a stick; don’t use gas or electrical appliances which have been in floodwater until they’ve been checked for safety by a registered gasfitter or electrician; throw away food that has been exposed to floodwater. For further info contact our Group Leaders: for Cooroy, Pauline Eglington 0427 349218; Pomona, Steve Muir, 0428 571213; Tewantin, Murray Caddie, 0410 512535; and for Boreen Point, Ron Williams 0488 795102.

Sub-branch Santa Sleigh THE Cooroy-Pomona RSL Sub-Branch will have our Santa Sleigh in the foyer of the RSL Memorial Club for December 1st and 2nd. Again we ask all our friends and citizens of Cooroy and surrounding districts to donate packaged food and toys which we will give to the Salvation Army for distribution to the needy in our communities. In past years the donations have been fantastic and we hope that we can even go better this year. The Sub-Branch wishes all the readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year and look forward to your support again in 2012.

Suppliers of:

Quality Stock Food Ph: (07) 5447 6002

Hay & Chaff

New Store NOW OPEN

Pet Food Bird Seed Day Old Chicks

Ph: (07) 5470 2535 37 Gateway Drive Noosaville

Garden Supplies Electric & General Fencing

David Yabsley - Owner Page 16 - Cooroy Rag, November 30, 2011

Injury compensation Commercial & building disputes Debt recovery Civil legal proceedings Personal & Professional service

Damien G. Cogill LLB Damien G. Cogill LLB

Lindsay Woods

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Noosa Heads Ground Qld 4567 Floor

Thomas Street Phone 31 07 5448 0395 Noosaville QLD 4566 Fax 07 5455 6679 Email Phone 07 5470 2700

Fax 07 5455 6679 Email


COOROY RAG Marissa Ensbey, daughter of Cooroy locals Brad and Wendy Ensbey, recently announced her engagement in Canberra to Simon Cowland. Simon grew up in Casterton, Victoria, where his family have a prime lamb and beef property. Both families are delighted and looking forward to a June wedding on the Sunshine Coast next year.

Happy Birthday to Danika Bampton who celebrated her 16th Birthday on November 1st she is pictured here with her mum Kelley and sisters Mia and Mikayla.

Mens & Ladies Clothing, Boots & Accessories

George Burtenshaw’s 100th birthday open invitation

9/14 Maple Lane, Cooroy Phone: 5442 5711

FRIENDS and relatives of George Burtenshaw are invited to attend his 100th Birthday celebrations to be held at Imbil Bowls Club, Sunday, December 11, 1pm to 4pm. George lived at Brooloo with his wife, Eva, for about 40 years before retiring to Noosa. He was a Councillor in the former Widgee Shire Council for 21 years, was Patron of the Imbil Bowls Club for many years and served on numerous committees in the district. If you know George, please come along and say hello . . . he would really love to see you. RSVP (for catering purposes) to Gwen: 5484 5186 or Dorothy: 5496 4918.


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The Shop on the other side of Town

“T’is the Season to be Jolly”

Cards & Gifts for all Now in-store

Phone 5447 6018


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13 Garnet St, Cooroy Cooroy Rag, November 30, 2011 - Page 17


For all Your Lawn & Garden Needs Free Quotes Call

13 1 546


Books & Coffee

Quality Books, Gifts, Toys & Games for the whole family this Christmas


$49.95 SAVE $10 While stocks last

Come & have a Browse & a Coffee Special Orders Welcome 3/14 Maple Lane, Cooroy PH: 5447 7090

• 8 Tonne Crane • 10m3 Tipper (with Drop Sides) • Loading Ramps (10 Tonne) • Flat Top 6.5 Metre Long • Hydraulic Log Grab (Hydraulic Rotation)

Phone Bill

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(*Retail Value $95. Selected Pumps only)

Going Away? Send your cat to play at



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Cooroy Rag, November 30, 2011 - Page 19


All I want for Christmas With stunning street decorations, a fun Shop Window Trail and a wide choice of retailers, nothing beats Christmas shopping in Cooroy - whether you are looking for stocking fillers or one of those unique standout gifts, you are sure to find here! Here’s our choice of the top Cooroy Christmas gift ideas to get you started.

Ultimate Art Set Jumbo (299 pieces) for only $9.99 at Belvedere Newsagency, 4 Diamond St

Gift certificates for RSL, Bowls Club or Locale Italian Restaurant from $20 at Cooroy RSL, 25 Maple St, 5447 6131 Huge selection of Liquor Gift Packs from $20 from Cooroy Hotel, 38 Maple St, 5447 6355

Zippys from $10 at Buttoney Boo Store, Shop 2 /14 Maple St, 5472 0183

Treat someone you love to a gift box from $49.95 or voucher to make them feel beautiful for Christmas at Quick Snip, Cnr Elm & Diamond St, 0438 724 431

Flower arrangement from $35 from Hyacinths Bouquet, 1/21 Maple St, 5447 6447

Scarlett Collection GHD Gift Packs ($289 & $309) from Let’s Talk Hair, Shop 1A Garnet Place, Garnet St, 5447 6844

Massage Voucher from Picture of Health from $40 (buy one get one 50% off) 5447 6671

Are you ready for Christmas for all your travel needs, servicing on your car and accessories - 10% off selected stock from Cooroy Car Parts, 10 Maple St, 5442 5920

What about a wood smoked Christmas ham for a unique gift idea from Trent & Ang at Cooroy Butchery, 20C Maple St, 5447 6641

Watches from $85 at Rykenberg Jewellers, Emerald St (next to ANZ), 5447 6322

New Wheels or Tyres, gift certificates from $50 at Cooroy Tyrepower, 3 Jarrah St, 5447 6900 Page 20 - Cooroy Rag, November 30, 2011

Filters, pumps and accessories, drop in and see new owner Mal at Pumps Plus, 7a Diamond Street, 5447 7992

Stihl 0.65kW Compact Line Trimmer for a Christmas clean up only $199 from Mower & ATV Solutions 5 Lower Mill Rd, 5442 5999


. . . is in Cooroy Assorted Rikaro Glassware figurines exclusive to Cooroy Central Guardian Pharmacy, 26 Maple St, 5447 6028

Three piece cooler set for $49 from Sunshine Mitre 10, Maple Street.

Fruit basket from $35 at Cooroy Fruit Bowl (Cnr of Maple & Emerald St) phone to order on 5447 6015

Purchase a Music2Grow Program Voucher by 5 Dec & receive the Musical Home Learning Kit for under the tree from Verna 0415 482 264,

Delicious French Macaroons with free gift wrapping from Maison de Provence, 9/13 Garnet St, 5472 0077

American Diecast Classic Cars from $24.95 from Gelignite Jacks, 2 Emerald St, 5442 6744

Plants and giftware from $3.95 at Sauers Produce & Garden Centre, 13 Diamond Street, 5442 5933

Natural Latex Chiropractic Pillow for $95 from Life Enhancing Chiropractic, 7 Garnet St, 5472 0808

Celebrate the festive season in the Boo Radley range (from $39) now available at Lilly Pilly Boutique & Gifts, 24 Maple St 5447 7185

A beautiful handbag or wallet like the Serenade patent leather handbag $169 from Cooroy Shoes and Accessories, 28A Maple Street - 5447 6017

Full range of Husqvarna Chainsaws starting from $399 at Cooroy Outdoor Power & Leisure, 44 Elm St, 5442 6333

Zodiac MX8 Pool Cleaner for $799 from Swim Wise Pool Care, 6 Emerald St, 5442 5222

Gift-boxed Coffee Packs for $20 from Jamaica Blue, 2a Emerald St, 5472 0065

Porcelain Pet Bowls starting from $14 from Pets Fur Ever, Shop 8 / 14 Maple Lane, 5442 6460

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dining & entertainment


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COME and celebrate the magic of Christmas on Saturday 3 December at 6:30pm with a community Christmas Carol concert presented by Cello Dreaming featuring the ABC classics harp, flute and cello trio, Carisma and special musical guests from the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. This magical Christmas Concert will feature festive music and carols performed by Carisma, Sunshine Coast Carollers under the musical direction of Adrian King, Cello Dreaming Youth & Adult community ensembles, talented young members of the Noosa Orchestra and Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra and music scholars from Brisbane and Sunshine Coast schools. The concert’s rousing finale will be a combined community string orchestra playing carols for audience participation. Members of the community string orchestra will include grandparents, parents, string teachers, youth and adult string students conducted by teacher and presenter Louise King, an award winning teacher and professional cellist living in Eudlo. Entry is by pink note donation and mince pies and refreshments are served after the concert. Doors open at 6pm. Phone 5445 9171 for more information. Cello Dreaming presents three student concerts annually at the Eudlo Hall and specialises in private string tuition, community string workshops, conducting, adjudication and performs regularly as a chamber musician and soloist for major Australian classical music festivals and professional orchestras. Entry by pink note donation and mince pies and refreshments after the concert.

LOUIE The Fly, will be one of the special guests in this year’’s Up Eumundi Road, topical revue. Embroiled in the current promotion of should he be killed off or not, Louie will take a break to have a tilt at treading the boards, via The Indee. Fifty years old Louie joins the Up Eumundi team in a moving tribute to himself (well movingish). As well as Louie other names to feature include Julia, Kev,


Tony, Malcolm, Anna and a host more. And important questions like does Shane Warne really have a new face, or is it somebody else’’s old one, will be revealed during the 16th annual edition of Up Eumundi Road, subtitled And Here Comes Kev Again. It’’s a show that you can take your maiden aunt to, provided she has a broad mind (it’’s naughty but nice). You get two hours of solid laughter in a fastpaced entertainment


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that includes over seventy individual “bits”. Sight-gags, sketches and original songs flow by at a rapid rate, augmented by an excellent buffetstyle dinner. It’s the funniest show on the Coast and the perfect pre-Christmas night out for groups, clubs or individuals. The Independent Theatre at Eumundi is licensed and airconditioned. This year’’s cast includes Marion Johnson, Luke Lanham, Debbie Pitura, David Stygall, Carol Hoger, Rob (I’’m a Hastings Kind of Guy) McFadyen, Joy Marshall and John (and here is the news) Burls, with Musical Director, Neil Booth. Dinner shows, just $38 a ticket ($36 for 8 or more), are at 6.30 for 7 Thursday, Friday, Saturday, December 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Non-dining matinee ($18) is 2 o’clock Sunday December 4th. Bookings 5472 8200 or

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THE Cooroy library will once again have coffee and snacks thanks to Two Sisters of Cooroy who will begin running Library Espresso in December 2011. They will be serving coffees, teas, and pre-packaged hand-made food that celebrate the local area. Two Sisters of Cooroy is a business partnership between Anika and Katerina Annels. Both girls were brought up in Cooroy, attending Cooroy State School and Noosa District High. Katerina is a gourmet chef and has worked around the world, including on luxury private yachts in the Mediterranean, as well as hotels and restaurants in London and Italy. Before going onto great things around the world, Katerina started work at Pinto Thai and Bistro Bistro here in Cooroy but once away, she missed the beauty of our place and its outstanding products. Anika is passionate about coffee and art. She paints and pots and has been a long-term volunteer helping teach art at the Cooroy primary school as well as running her own Mudlark Pottery. Together, both girls are in search of

the perfect coffee as well as dreaming of white hot chocolates in mugs too big to ignore. The sisters are hoping that their nook in the library becomes a place for both body and soul, with local foods and drinks among the books. Katerina, the older of the two sisters says “We will be launching Library Espresso on December 5th , and look forward to providing great coffee, great customer service to the visitors of the library. Loyalty cards will be available to all who spread the word of this new micro-business. It is exciting to have learnt so much from my overseas travel that I can now bring back to Cooroy.” Opening hours will be trialled from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday, but will remain flexible and change on demand. There will be free coffees at the launch for library patrons to celebrate the opening of the Library Espresso by Anika and Katerina Annels, the Two Sisters of Cooroy. Another reason to celebrate this beautiful region, its food, and its young people. Just add library and stir!

Markets, music and movies in Eumundi THERE’LL be nowhere better for a relaxed meal and laid-back entertainment under the stars than the Eumundi Summer Twilight Markets from 5 – 9pm on five Friday nights, commencing 16 December. Dates for your diary are Friday 16 December, Friday 23 December, Friday 30 December, Friday 6 January and Friday 13 January. The night markets will be a great opportunity for locals to enjoy a relaxed

night out, with market food stalls, art and craft stalls, and fabulous entertainment including live music and free outdoor movies. The movies are being presented by Flicks in the Sticks at around 6.30pm, kicking off the season with Christmas comedy ‘ELF’ starring Will Ferrell on the 16 th December, with music from Juzzie Smith, and a visit from Santa and Christmas carollers.


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THE annual Poet’s Breakfast has become a key part of the Christmas in Cooroy celebrations. This is the fourth year for the breakfast and it seems the poets just get better every year! “Not only do you get a fantastic buffet breakfast to start the day, but you’ll also get your share of laughter too because these poets are entertaining,” said event manager, Danielle Taylor. Tickets must be pre-purchased via the Cooroy Hotel for only $30 which includes a hearty breakfast and a few hours of entertainment by some of the best local poets around. The Cooroy Poet’s Breakfast is at 8am on Saturday 3rd December - phone 5447 6355 or visit the Cooroy Hotel to book. For all the information about Christmas in Cooroy visit

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East Side versus West Side Traders in tug o’ war THE long running friendly feud between traders on the east and west side of the train tracks will be officially waged in a Tug of War at Christmas in Cooroy. This brand new addition to the program was the brain child of Denise Noonan of Quick Snip and the challenge was quickly taken up by enthusiastic traders on both sides of the tracks. “This was such a great, fun idea that the Christmas in Cooroy committee was keen to add it to the program. We will just have the one heat with a mixed team representing various businesses from each side of the tracks for the inaugural event but we can all see that it could develop in future years. It is

one of those quirky events that really suit Christmas in Cooroy. Like the Bendigo Bank Street Parade or the Noosa to Hinterland Plumbing Group Great Santa Race that have become a tradition - it just wouldn’t be Christmas in Cooroy without them,” enthused event manager, Danielle Taylor. The East Versus West Traders Tug of War will be held at 6pm straight after the Bendigo Bank Street Parade. It should be a great spectacle and lots of fun to watch. So come down and give the traders your support by cheering them on in Apex Park on 3 December! For all the information about Christmas in Cooroy visit John and Carol Pocklington chose to celebrate their 14 year wedding anniversary by dining on fine French cuisine at Maison de Provence in Cooroy. Maison de Provence is now open every Thursday night from 6.30pm till late and judging by their first night fully booked opening, it’s sure to be a great success. Phone 5472 0077 to book your table, and be prepared to be indulged.




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THE Old Pomona Rail Station Gallery at Pomona will be exhibiting works by local artist Roy Roy of Pomona until January 5. The exhibition “Germinal” is a series of Digital Photo Paintings, Digital Photo Drawings and Digital Photographs inspired by local landscapes and people. Roy Roy is extremely passionate about his work. This exhibition shows that Rob is currently exploring the boundaries between painting and photography and painting and drawing. Rob himself refers to the images as paintings but as you may see some of the images could be pen and ink or charcoal drawings. Most of the images Rob has captured are inspired by the beautiful Hinterland Coast that each and every one of us is accustomed to daily The gallery will be closed between Christmas and New Years.

Playgroup children enjoying the jumping castle. Front: Indi Fisher ; Emma McCarthy; Tessa Nash. Back: Caitlin McCarthy THE community playgroup run by the to celebrate children’s week and the Uniting Church in Pomona has just second anniversary of this exciting turned two! venture. Members of the playgroup Starting out with a small group meet- and their families were invited to ing in the Uniting Church hall in attend. Reverend David Fanning and Pomona, this playgroup has grown Mrs Sue Mulcahy led beyond all expectations - a tribute to this special service with standing those involved. room only for the late arrivals ! The playgroup is led by Sue Families gathered after the service to Mulcahy, a qualified childcare educa- cut the birthday cake, and enjoy a sautor and is affiliated with Playgroup sage sizzle while the Queensland. children were releasing some The Church has responded by renew- energy on the jumping castle ! ing and enlarging their child safe arA successful initiative much appreeas - creating plenty of space both in- ciated by our community. doors and outdoors, for children from For more information about this play0 – 5/6years group please ring Sue Mulcahy ph Last Sunday (23 October) the 5447 7277 or come along to the Pomona Pomona Uniting Church held a Uniting Church at 9.00 am on Tuess p e c i a l ’ c h i l d r e n ’s s e r v i c e ” day mornings during school terms.


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POMONA will be holding their ‘Night of Lights’ on Saturday, December 17, at Stan Topper Park from 6pm to 8.30pm. There will be carols, local choirs, K-Karimba Marimba Band, Christmas Mamba with fire twirling and hoola hoop demonstrations and lantern procession. Come and make your own lantern, paint a Christmas mural or make some Christmas wreaths at the Lawson Shed. Free wreath making workshop on Saturday, November 26, 9.30 to 12.30. Lantern making/mural painting workshop, Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th December, 1pm to 4pm. Bookings essential. Phone Pomona Community House 5485 2427. Sausage sizzle and glow sticks available on the night.

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Volunteers wanted POMONA and District Kindergarten held it’s annual obsta-thon this week. It was a fun-filled morning of activity where the children of the kindy did 5 laps around an obstacle course and received a medal for all their hard work. Every lap was sponsored by family members or the greater community to help with fundraising as the kindy is a not for profit organization which relies heavily on it’s fundraising resources. Many thanks goes to Page Furniture for donating the medals for the event which made our children feel super special. This year the kindergarten received a $5000.00 grant from the Sunshine

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Coast Regional Council towards part of a new playground. The kindy added previous funds from fundraising events to this amount to get a new climbing structure and the children love it. Pomona and District Kindergarten is now in the process of filling places for 2012 and, at this stage, we have limited vacancies available for 2012. If your child is born between 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008 they will be eligible for pre-prep at the kindy. Parents with children born after this period are encouraged to call for information on wait-listing you child. Please call 54851381 to speak to our friendly staff for more information.

Kin Kin Creations Market START your Christmas shopping and keep your money local! All stalls from the Noosa hinterland. Kin Kin Creations Market, Kin Kin Hall, Main Street, Kin Kin, 1st Sunday of every month, next one Sunday 4TH DECEMBER 2011 at 10am to 2pm. Local products, homemade, home grown, entertainment for the kids, massage for the adults and great food. Over 35 stalls from the Noosa Hinterland. Fashion parade, three awesome band sand Chrissy specials this month.

THE Pomona & District Community House is seeking volunteers to work on our front desk on Mondays from 9:00am – 12:30pm and on Thursdays from 12:30pm – 4:00pm. The work involves answering the phone, receiving clients as they come to the House and general easy admin duties. If you are interested we would love to meet you. No experience necessary. For more information please contact the Community House on 54852427.

Cooran Acoustic Night IF you have always thought of attending the Cooran Acoustic Night and performing, well the 3rd December 2011 is the last event for this year, so now is your chance. It has been a great year with continued support for this community event as amateurs and professionals warm the stage with wonderful performances of music, songs, poetry, dance, etc. each Cooran Acoustic Night. Audiences and performers keep coming back for more at the Cooran acoustic nights where talent abounds in our local community. This event is a family friendly event and it would be great to see you there as a performer or audience member. Please bring your support and enthusiasm and if you want to perform don’t forget to come early and register on the blackboard on arrival. The Cooran Acoustic Night is the perfect place to strut your stuff! And as the last night this year it promises to be a fantastic night on Saturday 3rd December, 7pm start at the Cooran Hall. Admission is only $4. Organic cafe with delicious soup, cakes, tea and other goodies available. Come and be a part of the entertainment or just enjoy a great family night out. All proceeds go to Cooran Memorial School of Arts Inc. For further information please contact: Malcolm on 5485 1003 or Jane on 5485 5273 Email: See you there!

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COOROY RAG ONE of the great things about moving house is that it gives you an excuse to get rid of all that stuff that has been gathering dust for years. A garage sale will help with the de cluttering of your property before you put your house on the market. It is also a perfect way to prepare you to move house. It will make you money and cut down on your costs by getting rid of unnecessary junk before you start to pack. I have found over the years in order for your garage sale to be a success there are a couple of key factors which must come into play which I will share with you. Firstly Choosing A Date. This should be done at least a month before to give you plenty of time to sort through, wash and clean any items that you are going to put for sale. Saturday’s tend to be the best day early in the mornings. Sunday’s are traditionally a day for relaxing with the family. Advertise Your Sale. There is no point having a garage sale if no-

body knows it’s on. Advertise in your local paper, put up posters and signs in the street and on the community notice boards. There are regular garage sale goers so it may pay to advertise online www.egarage is a popular choice for online garage sale hunters. It is important to put your address and the times which the garage sale will start and finish. Pricing & Displaying Your Wares. It is important that you price & display your items for sale properly. A good idea is to have a couple of tables labelled with your items ranging from under $1 or $2 then another one from $5 and so on. Keep the pricing as reasonable as you can. Clothing is always popular so if you can display it on racks or string a line up to show it off to its best advantage. Put a box with the free stuff in plain sight with a big sign to encourage people into the sale. Spread a rug or mat for the toys and have an electrical power point available so people can test out any electrical items for sale.

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Be Prepared To Haggle. Feeling like you have had a win is part of the fun of the garage sale ethos and at the end of the day you want to get rid of as much stuff as you can. Grab yourself a cash box before your sale and in the weeks leading up to your event try and collect as much small change as you can so you can give the appropriate money back to

your customers. Be Safe And Have Fun. Make sure your house is nicely locked up and your curtains drawn. The garage sale should be conducted in your front yard not in your house. You don’t want any would be thieves scoping out your valuables so it pays to be mindful. But with that in mind a garage sale is a great way to have a

bit of fun. The children can get involved and you can make a bit of money to treat yourselves as a family after the move. If you would like some advice on how to put your house on the market or you are thinking of selling you can contact me directly on 0488 107 205. Melanie is a Sales Consultant for Raine & Horne Noosa Hinterland

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Kristine is a National renowned artistic florist, having catered international events such as the Commonwealth Games. Anyone unfamiliar with Kristine’s work should go to the link http://diharrisphotographic. to see her amazing portfolio. Kristine’s loyal customers are extremely happy she is continuing to fight through the tough times and she is genuinely grateful for their ongoing support. Call The Flower Room on 54852211 for any enquiries and for information on the Christmas Workshops being held soon focussing on table centrepieces.

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WELL school holidays are just around the corner and Christmas is less than a month away, so many of us will be packing up the cars and starting the traditional road trip. For many people though, the thought of long car drives makes them cringe, with the memories of back aches and neck stiffness flooding back quickly. But it needn’t be such a painful experience! With some easy tips and a few exercises, you’ll be arriving at your destination full of the Christmas spirit instead of a belly full of paracetamol. But like most things, preparation is the key. If you have any niggling problems, get them sorted out before you go away. This way, you are starting your trip in good physical condition, rather than having to stop half way for urgent treatment. If you have room in your vehicle, be sure to pack your own pillows. This reduces those “wry” necks when you wake on the first morning of sleeping in a strange bed with a strange pillow. Next step- check your car set-up. Make sure that your seat is adjusted to provide optimum lumbar support and reduced arm straining to reach the steering wheel. Headrests need to be positioned so that they are not pushing the head forward, as this will cause neck pain and stiffness. Most people, and especially those with back pain, will find that the inbuilt lumbar support in their car seats is not enough to support the lower back on a long drive. Lumbar rolls

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(round or d-shaped foam rolls) are a cheap and effective way to support the lower back while driving. They are simply placed in the curve of the lower back between the chair and the spine, and help to hold the natural lumbar curvature of the spine. Place your backside as far back in the chair as it will go, to help reduce “slouching”. Try and stop every hour or so to reduce muscle and joint fatigue. Simply go for a short walk and try the following stretches. 1. Place your hands in the hollow in the lower back and gently arch backwards as far as comfortable. Repeat this 5-10 times. 2. Place one heel on the ground with the toes pulled back. Lean forward, poking the bottom out the back until you feel the stretch in the back of the thigh. Hold 20 seconds and sway sides. 3. Stretch your neck by looking on a diagonal into your armpit. Hold 20 seconds and swap sides. Obviously, if you have any specific problems you should consult a therapist before you go, to get more specific exercises for your body. So with regular breaks, not only will you be protecting yourself from driver fatigue, but you will be doing your body a favour. For more information on back supports or exercises, contact your health professional. Craig and Rebecca Steele own Hinteractive Physio and can be contacted on 5442 5556.

MOPS in Cooroy MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is starting in Cooroy in February 2012. Mums with children under the age of 6 are invited to attend for a morning of fun, conversation and craft. MOPS will be held from 9.30 – 11.30am on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month (excluding school holidays) at the Hinterland Christian Centre. MOPS has been supporting mothers in Australia for over twenty years. The aim of MOPS is to come alongside mothers of preschoolers to encourage, equip and develop them to be the best mums possible. MOPS is a safe place for mothers to take time out for themselves to rejuvenate and to be encouraged ready to go back to being the great mothers they already are When Mums take care of themselves, they are more capable of taking care of their children. Better mothers make a better world! The theme for MOPS in 2012 is mumsense (mother’s intuition + common sense). MOPS mornings cost $6 and include craft materials and child care. If you would like to know more about MOPS or be involved in any way please ring Catlin on 5472 0785 or Linda on 5472 0402.

OSTEOPOROSIS is weak or brittle bones due to a loss of bone density within the bone. This makes them more likely to fracture especially with mild impact-minimal trauma fractures. How common a problem is it? Well about 40% of women over the age of 50 will develop an osteoporotic fracture and for men over the age of 60 the figure is about 30%. Unfortunately most people only realise they’ve got osteoporosis after they get the associated fracture. They can get still get treated for osteoporosis but to a certain extent the horse has bolted. The main risk factor for osteoporosis is age but in addition younger adults can get it if they have a family history of oesteoporosis, take long term steroid medication, have poor absorption of minerals in the gut, e.g. coeliac disease, have overactive thyroid, having chronic kidney disease, having low body weight, and are heavy smokers and drinkers. There are other conditions that can contribute. The main bones likely to fracture are the spine, the hip and the wrist but any bone can break depending on how you fall. Breaking a bone at any time is bad enough but a bad fracture in the elderly may have significant implications for both quality of life and life expectancy. But rather than wait around to diagnose osteoporosis after having suffered a fracture it is much more sensible to try and diagnose osteoporosis prior to the fracture. However even if you have had a minimal trauma fracture it is not too late to get investigated for osteoporosis. Only about 10% of those who have sustained a fracture get investigated for osteoporosis after the fracture so it is important for doctors and patients to be more proactive. Once the diagnosis is made, what can be done to treat osteoporosis? First priority is to try and maintain bone density by regular weight bearing or resistance exercise. Say 3-4 times per week for 30 minutes each time. This stimulates the bone through loading and keeps it healthy. Many of us as we age have low Vitamin D levels so often taking Vitamin D and Calcium supplements are an important factor. There are a wide range of drugs now available to treat osteoporosis. They decrease your risk of minimal impact fracture by about 30%. They can be taken as daily, weekly or monthly tablets, by 6 monthly injections under the skin, or by yearly infusion into a vein. They are often given in combination with daily Vitamin D and Calcium supplements. How do we diagnose osteoporosis? This can be done by a Bone Density scan. This is available through Medicare if you are greater than 70 years of age or if you are less than 70 but have one of the above risk factors. We are very lucky at Maple St Surgery in that there is a Bone Density machine located at X-Ray and Imaging Radiology Service directly below the practice. Why not make an appointment at the doctor or discuss osteoporosis screening the next time you are at the Surgery. Phone Maple Street Surgery, 46 Maple Street, Cooroy on 5447 6644.

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ogy shifts you into a world of clarity, a world where you understand what is said, and a world where you’re aware of your surroundings. It allows you to hear better on the phone. Voices come through smoothly and clearly. Everyone can watch TV at the same volume. Soft sounds can be heard clearly. Loud noises are decreased so your hearing sounds as natural as possible. It

allows you to be safety minded. You’ll hear approaching cars before crossing the street and the sound of people in your neighborhood. People will find it easier to talk to you. You’ll understand what they say and you’ll respond with information relevant to the conversation. Attending large gatherings will become enjoyable again. You’ll no longer be distracted by low-level background noises and you’ll have more energy to understand, as listening will require less effort. In summary, the technology helps you stay connected to the world around you. This pat-

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ented technology is available at Acoustic Hearing Clinics. Acoustic Hearing Clinics was established on the coast in 1997. All clinics are family owned and operate with traditional values. Their staff believe in treating you well. They also believe that getting to know you is the best way to respond to your hearing needs. They make certain you have the right expectations and attitude before talking hearing devices. This helps you adjust to clearer sounds and ensures you get full use of your hearing devices. People who have

switched from large, multinational or chain clinics are thankful for the personal treatment they receive. They’re also impressed by the wider choice of hearing devices. Hearing decreases naturally over time. So any hearing difficulties you have will worsen. If you feel you miss a lot of sounds, either with or without hearing devices, take action. Research shows highest benefit with early hearing assistance. Call Acoustic Hearing now to book your free appointment on 5443 6633. See how you can benefit from the latest hearing technology.

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CONGRATULATIONS to our students and staff for their effort in embracing events designed to support fundraising for community groups. On Thursday, October 13th our students and staff ‘donned the pink’ to support the Cooroy Pink Precinct day. Participants were asked to purchase a passport for a gold coin donation to support the cause, raising money and awareness for Breast Cancer Research. There was a good turn out of both Noosa High staff and students, par-

ticularly year 12 students. Mr Tony Leigh Sheridan, Head of Support Services, won the prize for best costume, which was impressive, if a little warm on the day. There were other head-turners; Mz Louize Lyle, Head of Performing Arts was hardly recognizable in a pink wig and over-sized sunglasses and Lacee Smith-Cripps was positively angelic. Other benefits included finding out about some of the interesting nooks in Cooroy Business Precinct and exercising on such a beautiful morning.

Great night out workout shed style THE Workout Shed and crew celebrated its 1st Birthday at The Cooroy Hotel Function Room on Friday November 19th. Patrons to the hotel might have wondered what the heck was going on as willing partiers took on some very silly challenges. Needless to say a huge night of laughs was had by all. Congratulations to award winners Janie “ GI” Hartman and The Elsom Family. Russ & Penny would like to thank every for their great sportsmanship on the night and The Cooroy Hotel staff for putting on an awesome spread.



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Classifieds Church Notices

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Ever ybody Welcome Everybody Enquiries: 5485 0265 - 5447 9355

Uniting Church in Australia Cooroy/Pomona

SUNDAY SERVICES 8.00am - Cooroy - 51 Maple St 9.30am - Pomona - 27 Factory St

PH: 5447 6152 The Church of United Spiritualism of Australia Australia’s only proclaimed spiritual denomination Services every Wednesday evening 7pm QCWA Hall, Maple St Cooroy Modern music, meditation / healing, guest speakers, clairvoyance Tea / coffee afterwards

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Church Notices Anglican Parish of Cooroora CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE - 7pm Holy Nativity Church, Cooroy 9 Carols, 9 Lessons & Eucharist All Welcome CHRISTMAS DAY - 7.30am Good Shepherd Church. Pomona Eucharist Holy Nativity Church Cooroy 9.30am Eucharist

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Healing Group Lotus healing group, every Monday, Cooroy CWA Hall next tp RSL. From 9.30am with meditation at 10am. $10 donation per service to cover hall costs. Morning tea and lunch are included. All welcome. Contact Jenny on 5442 8246 or 0405 363 604.

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POSITIONED in a peaceful setting this home presents a great opportunity to enter the market. Occupying 1548m2 of land this easy care single level home offers child-friendly indoor/ outdoor living with leafy outlooks. The home is conveniently located within walking distance of beautiful Pomona Village, transport and quality schools. Displaying four good sized bedrooms – all of which have been fitted with brand new carpets. The master bedroom is positioned

away from the others giving you that extra privacy and offers ensuite, walk in robe and sunlit bay window. Two large living areas combine to give the home a huge sense of space while open plan living combined with a central woodfire heater provide for those cosy nights. The light filled kitchen with its own bay window has a breakfast bar and ample cupboard and bench space. In the backyard of the property sits a two bay shed with power, established feature

trees, dog proof fencing and a great safe place for the kids to play. If colourful flowers and birdlife are your thing, then you can’t go wrong here. The gentle block has an abundance of cottage style gardens that attract an array of birdlife including king parrots, pale headed rosellas, kookaburras and emerald doves – who are frequent visitors to this sanctuary. Priced at $355,000, this property is sure to sell. To arrange an inspection or for more information, please call Michael Robinson from Raine & Horne Noosa Hinterland on 0431 865 616 or 5485 1788.

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LOCATED on quiet cul de sac only minutes to the thriving community of Cooran this large well positioned home offers extreme value to the astute buyer. Located on approximately 1 beautiful acre of lush fertile soil feel free to landscape to perfection or ride your new horse for hours on end! Quiet Country lanes abound with endless trails to wander and explore in all directions. The home features 4 large bedrooms, lovely wrap around verandahs offering views across the hinterland. The multi-functional gas cook top and spacious kitchen area overlooks the

paddock and surrounding countryside. Fans are located in virtually every spacious room in the home and cool breezes are the order of the day in this boisterous community. Maintain as is or easily realign the layout to accommodate the larger family’s needs! Take a moment to view this beautiful property today. This property is currently tenanted at approximately $300/week. Please call or email us for further information on this property. Expressions of interest Jim Ennis 0402 587 298 or 5447 7000 of

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Best mates share the medals

Clinton and Tyron with medals from the Nationals THE sporting spotlight was focused on Noosa Aquatic Centre for the Inaugural National Down Syndrome Short Course Swimming Championships and Novice Challenge. Swimmers from all over Australia and New Zealand came for a weekend of competition and fun. The sky was blue and the sun rays were as radiant as the smiles on the faces of the swimmers as the Opening Ceremony commenced. Included in the championships were best mates Tyron Brown and Clinton Stanley from Cooroy. The competition wasn’t just for world champion swimmers, the event included some swimmers competing for the first time. Where better to start at a National level. Tyron competed in six novice events winning Gold in the 50m Freestyle and Silver in the 25m Freestyle. Tyron’s mate Clinton competed in 6 Champi-

onships events. Clinton won gold medals for 400m and 800m Freestyle breaking 2 Masters 35 years and over World Records along the way. He also won 2 silver and 2 bronze medals. He finished with a total of 4 World Records. Tyron and Clinton showed great sportsmanship congratulating each other on their achievements; with plenty of high fives. There were so many highlights over the weekend. A letter to the swimmers from The Prime Minister Julia Gillard. The dinner held on Saturday night for 180 competitors, families and officials. The wonderful presentation stage built on the water, a dream come true. Who dares to say magic doesn’t happen. Many great swimmers were on hand to give out lucky lane prizes and to congratulate the swimmers during the 2 days. The Down Syndrome Down Under Swimming Organisation’s Ambassador Jessicah Schipper came to present medals also Nick Darcy, Melanie Schlanger, Chris Wright, Patron Hayden Kenny, even John Konrads popped in to say hello and have his photo taken with the swimmers. The best thing of all was the lovely Commemorative Medallion every swimmer received They were all Winners at the Championships. The event was made even more special as it was “Disability Awareness Week” Swimmers competing worn shirts with the logo “Energized with an extra chromosome”. The event raised awareness of the pathways available for swimmers with Down syndrome to compete from club level through to the highest level of representing Australia. Sue Stanley Meet Director



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COMPETITIVE girls from Cooroy Gymnastics Club have had huge success this month competing at first the Gympie Invitational Competition and then the Mitchelton Youth Club Invitational Competition. Girls in levels 1-5 competed with outstanding results in all levels with many competing a new level and new skills on each apparatus. We would like to congratulate the level 4 and 5 girls on level testing and qualifying for State Championships. We wish the girls all the best in all their competitions to come and are so proud of the hard work they have put in this year.

Gymnast of the Week

Molly Baker, age 9 WAG Squad 2

Coach: Jess How long have you been doing gymnastics: 4 years What do you like about gymnastics: It’s fun and I like learning new skills. For more information phone the Cooroy Gymnastics Club on 54425800 or visit our website www.cooroy\gymnastics

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