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Not my fave

AFTER scooping up yet another pile of puppy poo from beneath my computer desk, this column just became a lot easier to write. I know exactly what is ‘not my fave’ … Gilbert, my untrained, hyperactive, sneaky, greedy, savings-sucking puppy. While the rest of family’s waistlines have steadily expanded over the holiday season, my puppy has had several visits to the vet to have his stomach pumped. It’s almost as though the article I ran in the last edition about what not to feed your pets became Gilly’s menu. The first vet visit came after being woken up in the middle of the night by a howling, drooling puppy wrapped in the plum pudding sack … that’s right folks, grapes and raisins, top of the toxic list. The second visit was when I found the packet of ratsak scattered over the lounge room rug. A week later I got out of bed in the morning to find him sitting in the lolly bowl on the kitchen table with chocolate M&Ms stuck to him like Velcro. He’s also managed to somehow chew up a packet of thyroid tablets (which are stored in the fridge, so that’s scary), destroyed every pair of underwear and socks we own and devoured entire rolls of toilet paper. His own numerous, and specially bought chew toys I find squirreled away in his doggy bed, all in pristine condition. I’m not saying he’s not adorable and we all love him dearly, but oh I wish Santa had bought me a kitten. So there you have it ... Puppies, plum puddings and poo, I really don’t like to say it out loud but ... Gilbert, not my fave! This time last year much of Queensland, including the Sunshine Coast hinterland, was battling torrential rain and flood waters. These school holidays we’ve had mostly sunny skies with temperatures in Cooroy last week reaching a scorching 35 degrees. Sophie and Abbie Talbot discovered the best way to cool off while out shopping with mum and dad was to sneak a quick splash at our local drinking fountain.

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The Year That Was The New Year is with us, seasonal greetings all sent, You’ve hammered your credit card, over eaten and over spent. You look back on the old year, and wonder where did it go? Did we learn anything, what have we to show? We had floods, cyclones and earthquakes all causing great loss, With Mother Nature letting us know, who is really the boss.

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• Detox Wraps Gaddafi and Bin Laden finally getting the chop, Europe nearly bankrupt, and may have to close up shop. We were concerned with sex unions and carbon tax, While hundreds of innocents died in terrorist attacks. The pollies get big rises, and civil servants in the money, Some CEOs gifted huge salaries, to shareholders not a bit funny.

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China kept buying Australia, this year they will buy more, And dig up the landscape, for that lovely rich ore. The usual rumours abounded, about Gillard and Rudd, And the unlovely sight of the politicians slinging mud. Oprah put a show on to tell the world of Australia, In spite of the cost, they admit it was a failure.


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Obama came, and the Queen, and Will and wife Kate, But people with mortgages only watched that interest rate. Peter Slipper spent our money, but is now on a better wicket, And New Zealand played well, to beat us at cricket. Asylum seekers in boats were a major worry, While there were lots of arguments, about water in the Murray. Show biz and TV folk provided their share of scandal, And sporting icons were paid much more than they could handle. QANTAS fought the unions, grounded passengers really cranky, A Health Office executive arrested for some financial hanky panky. Tony Abbot kept saying “no”, kept shaking his head, Bob Brown kept preaching green, making Liberals see red. All this is now history, part of our yesterday. We shouldn’t let it interfere, with what we do today. This coming year’s story will probably resemble the one past, With the familiar plot, just some changes in the cast, Let us hope for peace and goodwill among the great powers, And be grateful that we live in the great country of ours. Jim Dunstan


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ONE HUNDRED years of service to the Cooroy community by the Uniting Church (formerly Methodist). Celebrations will feature a special Centenary Service held at the church, on Sunday January 29, 2012, 9:30 am with guest speaker Reverend Bob Harriman, Presbytery Minister – Mary Burnett Presbytery. This will be followed by a light lunch together with a nostalgic display of memorabilia. RSVP : 16/01/2012 Betty Lindenmayer ph: (07) 5447 6071. Postal: 979 Cooroy-Noosa Rd, 4563 Anyone who has photos or other memorabilia, please email David Cramb :

U3A Trivia Night U3A Trivia Night Following the sell-out success of the last two events Noosa U3A will hold another fun-filled Trivia night on Saturday 25 February. Everyone is welcomed to form a team of 4 - 6 or come on your own and meet new best friends!The larger venue for this event is Cooroy RSL. Tickets at just $20 each include a two course meal, served from 6pm with the Trivia starting at 7pm. There are cash prizes and raffles.Eileen Walder is compere again, to ensure the questions flow smoothly with lots of humour and laughter.Bookings are advisable from Noosa U3A, 64 Poinciana Ave, Tewantin ph.5440 5500 or Cooroy RSL, Maple Street, Cooroy, ph 5447 6131.Noosa U3A (University of the Third Age) provides educational and personal interest classes, cultural activities, fitness, lectures and social interaction for those who refuse to retire gracefully. The 2012 programme includes Art , Creative Writing, Book Lovers’ Club, Walking Groups, Armchair Travel, Reading Shakespeare, Movies and More, Computer and Digital Photography classes, Mahjong, Foreign Languages, Walking groups, History and Music groups.Anyone interested in learning more about this very successful organisation can pop in to U3A House on the corner of Poinciana Ave and Moorindil Street, Tewantin, until 25th January.


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Shop Window Competition Winners THE Queensland Media Print Shop Window Trail was another great hit this year with 21 businesses entering and hundreds of the people voting on their favourite windows. Cooroy Central Guardian Pharmacy won the competition by a landslide and their window definitely deserved it as it was gorgeous. The Cooroy RSL came in at second place by a slight margin with many of the other windows hot on their heels in the vote tally. All of the windows were fantastic and hats off to our retailers for making Cooroy such a fantastic place to visit at Christmas.

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Apex Park Upgrade AS you may be aware, on the 5th December 2011 stage 1 works started on the replacement of the existing playground fencing in Apex Park. These works were identified during a safety audit by Council playground inspectors and a recent community petition sent to Cr Brennan by Kate Rush as a possible solution to improve the playground facilities. Stage 1: • Removal and dispose old fencing • Extend fencing area to include all playground elements • Install new hardwood timber / heavy duty aluminium fencing panels (black) • Duration of works 5 - 7 days Stage 2, estimated start date mid to

late February 2012: • New large combination climbing structure • Relocation of existing play elements (removal of existing double swing and spinna out side the playground footprint, this area will be returned to open space, increasing the green space between the BBQ shelter and playground for community events) • Double swing in new playground footprint • Additional shade trees The cost of the playground/ fencing upgrade is $85,000 Cr Lew Brennan contributed $45,000 and approved the remaining $40,000 from Division 12 Park Asset Replacement.

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Cooroy Community Group meeting THE Cooroy Community group’s steering committee has made much progress in forming a group in Cooroy and District. The steering group has finalised the reports and will place them before a public meeting set down for the 9th February 2012 at the CWA hall starting at 7 pm. The steering group welcomes all interested persons to attend the meeting to hear reports and the recommendations of the steering committee to move forward in forming a community group in Cooroy. The group has worked hard in coming up with objectives, naming of the group, incorporation, insurances and membership. . Please remember the date 9th FEBRUARY at the CWA HALL Maple Street Cooroy at 7 pm.

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technology and will provide baseload power. Come along and hear about the ideas which are already changing other economies, such as Spain and China. “We believe that people want information about how Australia can act in a timely and effective way to help arrest climate change,” says James Bramwell, Director from the independent research group, Beyond Zero Emissions. “Moreover there are some exciting opportunities for Australia to develop new industries and create new job opportunities in renewable power generation.” “Birth & Life in Cambodia” Dr Kirsten Small, is a qualified specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist, travelled to Cambodia in October 2011 and worked as a volunteer. Kirsten who is currently teaching at university and is involved with Nambour Community Garden and Transition Town Nambour, will be sharing some of her stories and photos with us. Permaculture Noosa meeting is FREE and open to the public. Beginning at 7pm with a Marketplace, the talks start at 7.30pm and supper (gold coin donation) will be served at 9pm. Meetings are held at the Memorial Hall, Maple St, Cooroy (next to the RSL).

news Invest in information THE Cooroy Library is hosting a free session on Thursday February 23, from 10am to 11.15am, to help people move through the various phases of life with financial independence. The Investing with Safety session conducted by Centrelink will demonstrate how a few simple habits can put you in charge of your financial position. The session will cover a range of topics that include investment choices, investing with safety, global economy and investment impacts. Sunshine Coast Council’s Manager Libraries and Gallery Services, Ross Duncan said Libraries are pleased to partner with Centrelink who can offer investment advice to residents of the Sunshine Coast for free. “Smart investment decisions can be made when you have relevant, up to date and professional advice,” Mr Duncan said. Centrelink’s Financial Information Service Officer, Greg Barrie said that investing doesn’t have to be difficult. “With the right information and some professional advice, the options that suit your situation will become a lot clearer,” Mr Barrie said. The 75 minute session is free and with places filling fast, bookings are essential. More information is available at the Sunshine Coast Libraries website .

Cooroy-Eumundi Garden Club THE next meeting of the Club will be the AGM to be held on Monday 13 February 2012 at the Anglican Church Hall, Miva Street, Cooroy commencing 9.30 am. The speaker will be Dianne Elliott who will give a talk on ‘Well Dressing in Derbyshire UK’. New members are always welcome. For further information please contact the Secretary on 5470 2683.

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COOROY RAG BOUQUETS & B R I C K B AT S BOUQUETS to all those who offered help in one form or another while I have been laid up from a recent knee replacement. Thank you and I wish everyone all the best for 2012 … Adrian BOUQUET to Betty Crocker and the Tap Katz for putting on a lovely show to raise funds for Katie Rose Cottage. BOUQUET to all the beautiful people who helped me, anonymously and by visiting me and all showing such deep caring and kindness after I lost my beautiful Shepherd companion very suddenly. Such caring about others in life is worth more than gold…Jeanie Jones BOUQUET to the person who found my handbag on seat outside IGA and kindly handed it in. Thank you for your honesty ... Aged pensioner BRICKBATS to the teenagers (2 boys and a girl) posing as employees of the Cooroy Rag who have been taking photos inside Cooroy businesses. BEWARE! We have no holiday employees. BOUQUET to the lady in Kauri Street who found my German Shepherd and took her to the Cooroora Vets, who looked after her until I could pick her up, thankyou. Email your bouquet and brickbats to

Tales of dirt tracks and gold START the National Year of Reading by discovering new local authors and uncovering fascinating facts about Cooroy’s history. Sunshine Coast Council present an afternoon of tales of dirt tracks and gold, and stories of pioneering families on Wednesday 25 January at the Cooroy library. Join local author Jeff Lambert as he launches Pathways to Gold, a book that will take readers on a journey back in time to the development of tracks, roads and the first major gold discovery in Queensland. Well known local author and historian, Betty Sutton will enthral audiences with her latest book Echoes of the Past. Betty Sutton brings the Cooroy community to life in her book about changes in social and environmental conditions from pioneering days to the present. Hear about the early district families in Cooroy and find out about the current activities of the local genealogy and history group. Join Jeff Lambert and Betty Sutton on Wednesday 25 January from 12 noon to 3pm at the Cooroy library. Afternoon tea will be provided. For more information or to book contact the Cooroy library on 5454 9000. Bookings can also be made online at

news Get involved in The Paving Project @ Eumundi Markets SUNSHINE Coast locals and tourists alike have a chance to leave their mark on the world-famous Original Eumundi Markets when The Paving Project @ Eumundi markets kicks off today (January 18). ‘The Paving Project @ Eumundi Markets’ is a public art project involving the carving (each one unique) of unfired pavers that will be fired and laid within the market precinct. And you are all invited to take part! Market Manager Peter Homan says the project is funded through Sunshine Coast Regional Council’s Cultural Development Grants program. “We have engaged Sunshine Coast artist and ceramic teacher Michael Ciavarella to coordinate the workshops on market days,” Peter says. “Michael introduced the idea for the project after establishing similar projects at Woodford Folk Festival and in Cooroy. “This is a fabulous community arts opportunity for the town of Eumundi – a chance for members of the Eumundi community and the broader Sunshine Coast arts community, as well as stallholders, tourists and visitors to the market to become involved, and leave their mark on the

world-famous Eumundi Markets. Peter says participants will discover the project is inclusive, fun, easy-to-do, and appropriate for children and adults alike. “You do not need to have any ceramics or sculpting experience to take part – just plenty of enthusiasm and a desire to be part of something special,” says Peter. With appropriate instruction and carving/sculptural tools, members of the public will be able to easily decorate the pavers. The designs can be as complex as those carving wish them to be - but will be very effective if simple words or symbols are used. “Funding has enabled us to offer the opportunity to participate for FREE – so as not to preclude any members of our community from participating. “After its completion, we see the community artwork becoming a great reason for people to return to our town and marketplace again – to find their pavers laid in the pathways of Eumundi! Peter says the project also serves to improve the infrastructure in the market site – being a work of art that is functional (a useful paved zone) as well as decorative.

Writing employment applications SUNSHINE Coast Council in partnership with the University of the Sunshine Coast present Resume, Cover Letter and Selection Criteria workshop to be held at Cooroy Library on Wednesday February 8, 11.30am to 1pm. The free session aims to help community members move through career phases in life, with independence and confidence. Learn how to prepare a resume and cover letter, and understand selection criteria and interview techniques. If you are new to the workforce, looking at a career change or re-entering the workforce after a break, then these sessions will show you the most effective way of finding a job. University of the Sunshine Coast’s Careers and Graduate Employment Officer Clive May, will take you through the essential stages of the job application process. The 90 minute session is free and with places filling fast, bookings are essential. More information is available at the Sunshine Coast Libraries website.

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Wellington’s Way With Member for Nicklin Peter Wellington HAPPY New Year to you all and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Jenny and I shared a quiet Christmas this year with family. Fishing It was around this time last year that I was arranging for a group of recreational fisherman to meet with the Minister, to discuss the proposed changes to Snapper fishing laws in Queensland. The subject of fishing is one that is close to the hearts of many on the Coast and it was recently put to me that we, as elected Members of Parliament, need to do more to protect our fish stocks for future generations to enjoy. Back when I was on Council, I donated my payment for sitting on the Caloundra and Maroochy Water Board to stocking our local dams and I am keen to continue to do what I can to ensure that future generations are able to enjoy this wonderful recreational pastime. One very keen fisherman suggested that the rules and regulations that we currently have in place are good enough, they just need to be enforced. He said that he thought the reason fisherman were not catching as many fish as they used to, was because some fisherman were taking fish that were too small and that the authorities should be policing this and not looking at ways to further restrict fishing areas. Put simply, he said that every fish should be allowed to grow big enough to breed and that way there would be plenty of fish. I would be interested in hearing the thoughts of other keen fisherman. You can say NO! I have been contacted by a resident who is concerned about the behaviour of door to door sales people from an electrical supply company. She said, the salesman wanted to see her electricity account and when she said no, he became quite pushy. If you are confronted by similar behaviour, you are within your rights to ask for the salesman’s name and to report them. Or simply say no, and shut the door. You can also do as this lady did, and contact my office and I will lodge a complaint on your behalf. Scams Our Parliamentary Services IT people recently advised my office of the latest email scam to come across their desks. This scam email is made to look like an official email from Telstra BigPond. The email scam advises of a problem with the account and asks readers to click on a hyperlink that will direct your PC to a bogus website where you PC may be infected. If you want to know more, just give my office a call on 5441 6933.

Scouts raffle winners FOR those lucky ones who won the raffle prizes, you all know who you are, congratulations and we hope you enjoyed your prizes! The winners were: Bruce, Kathy, Marno, Greg, Jason, Kate, Mike, Ken, Roslyn, Bruce (different one!), Anthony, Africa, Ruth, Emily, Rene, Desley, Kerrie, Eileen, Judy, Bruce (again a different one, popular name that!!), Crystal, Una, Jed, Lindsay, Mike (different one!), Kay, Penny, Sally and Heather. Thanks again to all the business who donated the prizes. New and happy news for our Scout Group for the new year is the signing up of our 2 (maybe even 3) new Cub leaders. It was a little worrying for a while that we would have to close this section with the news of Lynne’s retirement from this position, but with these bright new faces taking over we are looking forward to our Cubs continuing in 2012!!! Thanks to Caroline and Leanne for taking on this role (and

hopefully a male influence from Andrew)! We are all excited and can’t wait to see what comes. We would like to say a big thankyou to Vic Toonan our local Locksmith for all the work he has done on our Den over the holidays. We now have a much safer place to lock up all of our vuluable equiptment, so thanks Vic!!!!! On behalf of the Cooroy Scouts, we hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with fun and laughter. Thank-you again to anyone who has supported us over the last year, it has been a very busy and successful one for all, and we look forward to all the great things to come this year in 2012! Don’t forget to wear your seatbelts! For any enquiries about Cooroy Scout Group please contact our Group Leader Elaine Williams on 0438851474, or visit our website at

Cooroy Aglow COOROY Aglow will be holding a morning tea meeting on Friday, January 27 commencing at 9.30am at the Anglican Hall, Cnr Tewantin Rd and Mia Street Cooroy. Guest speaker, Mrs Anita Greening. Admission $6. All welcome. For further information ph Narelle 5447 6482 or Pat 5447 6167.

Singing Groups/Choirs STARTING Dates for 2012. Doonella A Cappella: Monday January 23rd 10:15am Good Vibrations: Monday January 23rd 7:00pm Spiritsong: Wednesday January 25th 7:00pm. For information about these choirs contact Andrew 5474 1498

Cooroy Rugby League field upgrade WORKS to improve the Cooroy Rugby League Field are on track to deliver a very high standard of playing field to the community by mid February 2012. The new surface material will provide exceptional ability to sustain the turf playing surface, drainage and longevity towards the use of the facility. The lighting is also near completion with the remaining works to be completed in the coming weeks.

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Rotary Club Health Fair ON Saturday, March 17, from 9am till 4pm, the Rotary Club of Cooroy will be holding The Cooroy Family Health Fair, in Cooroy. This fair is aimed at family, singles, seniors and youth. The fair will showcase a multitude of health and information from all areas of the health industry. There will be informal seminars as well as practical demonstrations on all aspects of the health industry. The venues for the fair will be the RSL Memorial Hall, CWA Hall and the Cooroy Library. We are seeking expressions of interest from: Health Professionals, Complementary health businesses, Health agencies, Emergency medical services, produ ct suppliers, schools, churches, local employers, sports clubs, gyms, dance groups, personal trainers etc. The cost to have abooth at the fair will be approximately $75. For further information please contact Cath Lyndon on 5472 0114.


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STEPHANIE Bolleman welcomes everyone to visit her new trendy fashion boutique in the heart of town in Emerald Street, Cooroy. Call and let your feminine heart be captured by all that is girlie. The fabulous colour combinations, styles and fabrics will add personality to your wardrobe and have you coming back for more. Offering a mix of labels from Mink Pink, Wish, Evil Twin, Blue juice, Mika and Gala, Spider Bite, Ask Grace, Paper Heart, State of Mind, Two Sugars Please and so many more, there’s sure to be something to suit everyone. “If you want something to lift your spirits and make you smile we invite you to let us take you by the hand and explore some new options in fashion that you may never before have considered,” says Stephanie. Stephanie’s also carry a range of

funky shoes in great colours and styles that complement outfits and suit the budget conscious. Current prices start from $10 through to $70. “Our stock of belts, handbags and jewellery are updated on a weekly basis to ensure we can always offer our clients the freshest looks,” said Stephanie. “Our staff will endeavour to help you create the ‘whole’ look, including dress, shoes and accessories completing the fashion story right here in Cooroy. The best thing about Stephanie’s Cooroy is that it is in our town. You don’t have to travel to find ‘that special outfit’, it’s all here. The shop is open Monday to Saturday. The first 20 customers will receive a free bracelet with every purchase.

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Tina’s Enchantment pots that will be featured in the exhibition unusual container to of Wolfgang Engel, mashouse a permanent exter hot flame blower, forhibition at the rear of mally of “The Cooperher new premises she age” in Bundaberg who thought that this name now will be an artist in was very appropriate. residence at the new When she was looking Gallery doing Live Demonline for a storage onstrations of his craft container she found on opening days. this amazing container Tina is very excited to which was originally be back in the heart of built to Army specificatown where she believes tions. It has a unique business will be brisk design in that it transespecially on the ports as a standard ISO Eumundi Market days container but when and is preparing a very you place it on the special exhibition to celground it then can be ebrate her move. She is extended to double its calling it “Guns n size with an amazing exRoses” which might tension system. seem unusual for her but So the term “Guns” as she has found a very

IT is with a sad heart that Tina Cooper announces the closure of her award winning Gallery at the “Top of Town” at 106 Memorial Drive, Eumundi. The day had finally come to close its doors at its current location due to the impending development of the site. The good news is that it has been reborn at 93 Memorial Drive, right in the centre of Eumundi Township. The new premises are now open for all to enjoy the exquisite work of Tina Cooper and her supporting artists. Of special mention is the re-location


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thus refers to the addition of this military hardware to the site, and, of course, the “Roses” refers to her new series called “Enchantment”. This is a new range of mini pots filled with colour and adorned with beautiful handcrafted vines and flowers that only Tina Cooper can make. This series is similar to her enchanted forest series but with more colour and joy in being alive. They also have the added attraction of handcrafted lady beetles fused with Tina’s vessels and made by master hot flame blower, Wolfgang Engel. This renewed vigour has eventuated as Tina has had to reinvent herself since the closure of the last large scale glass blowing studio at Yandina in July 2010. She has been blowing her exquisite glass creations from a small but environmentally friendly studio in Noosaville called “Hot Stuff Studio”. This studio is owned and operated by fellow glass blower, Sean O’Donahue, formally of Waterford Crystal, so you now know the qual-

ity of the work he produces due to his past experience. He has created what Tina calls a “Zen Way Of Working” which has been hard for Tina to adjust to after the roaring sound of gas fired furnaces that she has been used to it the past. Here she works in the quite tranquillity of electric furnaces which are nearly noiseless in their operation. Together with the use of recycled glass and meticulous health and safety standards she now has entered the world of “Zen Glass Blowing” which she must admit tickles her fancy. So come one, come all, now is the time to visit Tina’s new Gallery in the heart of Eumundi. If you were impressed with the old one hold on to your hats as her new one will equally blow you away. For more information you can contact Tina Cooper, on 0417 194 329 or tinacooperglass@ Tina Cooper Gallery 93 Memorial Drive, Eumundi, Queensland 4562 Ph: 07 5442 8110

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EVERY year kids start school - and every year parents wonder what to do. Whether it’s your child’s first day at preschool or the start of fifth grade, there are always new challenges. Kids, as well as parents, often struggle with saying goodbye at the classroom door and hello to the start of a new year. Some kids will start the year off easily, breezing into the classroom with a quick goodbye - but after a few days (or even weeks) - cling as you try to leave. Others will enter the building only under protest from day one. Then there are

those who rush off to school with great enthusiasm but meltdown the instant you pick them up. Others may get stomachaches, or have difficulty falling asleep. Some may even experience going to school as a rejection, particularly if a younger sibling stays home with a parent or caregiver. These are challenging but frequent reactions to the start of school. All kids have a lot to adjust to when they are going to a new school or moving up to a new grade. To help you ease your kids into the school experience, try these practical strategies for getting off to a good start.

A little advance preparation can make the first week a lot easier. Here’s some helpful suggestions: Describe what will happen on the first day. Ask your child compelling questions. Meet kids in the class. Give children control over what they can control. For example, if you pick out a new backpack or lunchbox, let your child choose the

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LATE last year we happily donated our time and money to enjoy a wonderful experience at Elephant stay, the Royal Elephant Kraal and Village in Ayutthaya, Thailand. It is a non profit organization built to give retiring elephants a safe and caring environment in which to retire and also to safe guard the future of the Asian elephant through a wonderful breeding program. The Kraal was home to over 90 elephants but with the recent floods devastating most of Ayutthaya, most have been moved to higher ground. Unfortunately 8 mother elephants and their 7 babies plus mahouts and their families are stranded by the rising flood waters on the walls of the Royal Elephant Kraal where only weeks ago we were playing. The most pressing need is to keep a food supply available for the elephants and their babies. Most of the rescue craft, understandably, are being used to ferry villagers and what little they

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and will attempt to lick them or grab them in their mouths. Dog owners should act quickly once toad poisoning has occurred. Symptoms of toad poisoning can include drooling, foaming at the mouth, red gums, vomiting, heart rhythm abnormalities and convulsions. Swallowing the toad will cause the same signs with more severe vomiting or diarrhoea.” Pet owners should also repeatedly wash out the dog’s mouth and wipe the teeth and gums to remove any toxic remnants, but avoid using a hose as this may cause the dog to breathe in the water. A wet towel is a good option as pet owners can rinse and wipe repeatedly. If your dog has mouthed or swallowed a toad it is vital to seek immediate aid from a vet as the animal can die within 15 minutes of the poisoning occurring.


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WHEN little Indi Fisher of Pomona celebrated her 2nd birthday, her invitations read ‘please make a donation in lieu of a present’. Mum said, “Instead of receiving presents from friends and family, we set up a donation box for money to go to charity. As we have had a few members of our family and close friends battling cancer, we chose to have a pink party (also Indi’s favourite colour). We held her party in the church hall in Pomona and around 30 people attended”. “In the months after Indi’s birthday, our very dear friend Isabelle came to stay at Katie Rose Cottage. Indi spent time with Isabelle at the Cottage and in her words “I love Isabelle’s new house”. The party was a huge success with donations on the day totalling $440 and Katie Rose Cottage in Doonan was very fortunate to be the recipient of the ‘takings’. Indi walked up to Terry Clarke Burrows, Co founder and Manager of the Cottage and proudly held our her hands with the pink money box and said “It’s all for you”. The money box, shaped as the number two and creatively painted pink by Indi now stands proudly as a donation box in the Katie Rose Cottage, a perpetual reminder of one very special little girl. Katie Rose Cottage is a pe4aceful and tranquil facility providing the highest standards of compassionate and holistic palliative care for up to six guests. Other than medications and dressings the service is provided completely free. The hospice prides itself on ensuring its guests are cared for in a respectful and dignified manner whilst terminally ill with the aim of allowing them to live in home like surroundings until they die. The Cottage is a home away from home, a serene, non clinical environment with 24/7 trained nursing support and a multitude of dedicated volunteers who give so freely to ensure that all guests, including their family and friends, are surrounded with loving and supportive care. Fundraising is an integral and ongoing activity for Katie Rose Cottage and when outstanding acts of kindness such as this are received it enables this amazing charity to continue to provide its much needed services to our community.

what’s on at Mill place at the Butter Factory Arts Centre Now showing . . . 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.

at the Cooroy Library January / February Arts, crafts, coffee and cake at Cooroy Library Be delighted by the range of beautiful locally crafted wooden toys, homeware, jewellery and pottery for sale in the Retail Store, open 9-12 Mon-Sat. Be surprised by the quality handmade wares for sale in The Yshop, open every Saturday in January, 9.30-11.30am. Be enticed by smooth coffee and delicious local cakes and treats served by Anika and Katerina at Library Espresso, open 9am-4pm Monday to Friday. Thurs 19th 3.00-4.30pm

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Discover your local history including afternoon tea

“Pathways to Gold” author talk by Jeff Lambert. The author takes his readers with him on a journey back in time along the development of tracks then roads and the associated history leading to the first major gold discovery in Queensland.”Echoes of the Past” author talk with Betty Sutton. The community is brought to life illustrating changes in social and environmental conditions from pioneering days to the present. Come and learn about Cooroy and it’s district families and about our local Genealogy and history group.

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One-on-one computer help. Half hour sessions with our volunteer Grant. Bookings Essential. Contact Cooroy Library on 5454 9000.

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Monday 6th Feb 7.00pm

Heart Foundation Moonwalk

Moon Walking is part of the Heart Foundation walking program. Heart Foundation walking is Australia’s largest network of free community based walking groups coordinated locally by the Sunshine Coast Council. Meet at the front entrance of the Cooroy Library at 7pm, bring a torch and water. Phone Cooroy Library on 5494 9000 for more details.

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Coming soon . . . Friday 3 February - Saturday 10 March 2012 Connection 2011 Queensland Regional Art Awards Connection is the touring exhibition of the 2011 Queensland Regional Art Awards. Produced by Flying Arts and curated by Michele Helmrich (Curator, UQ Art Museum) the exhibition features a selection of works by established and emerging artists from regional and remote Queensland. The Queensland Regional Art Awards is produced by Flying Arts - a not for profit Association dedicated to promoting the appreciation and practice of visual and media arts in Queensland.Flying Arts gratefully acknowledges project partners: Arts Queensland, University of Southern Queensland (USQ), NQX Freight, Travel Associates, The Australian Forum for Textile Arts (TAFTA) , Art Shed - Brisbane, State Library of Queeensland and the awards’ benefactor Wayne Kratzmann

Official opening 6pm, Friday 3 February Guest Speakers Michele Helmrich, Curator, University of Queensland Art Museum Stephen Clark, Executive Officer, Flying Arts Connection: collage and book workshop

Saturday 11 February, 10am – 4pm A hands on professional development workshop presented by experienced Flying Arts artist, Glen Skien. Participants will use the exhibition thematic connection and the artworks on display as a starting point for experimental art making.Cost $65, bookings essential PH 5454 9050

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COOROY RAG police beat with Sergeant Mal Scott WELL it’s been a very busy Christmas New Year period for Cooroy Police with the crime, domestic violence and traffic issues keeping us busy. Several burglary offences have occurred around town however I’m pleased to advise that a 16 year old local youth has been apprehended and dealt with by police for 11 of these offences. The quick apprehension of this youth was made possible by some very good police work utilising forensic evidence combined with excellent local knowledge that local police officers have developed over an extended period of time. Most of us here at the station have been stationed in Cooroy for lengthy periods of time and have become interwoven into the community so when an incident occurs it is just about assured that one of us will know the offender or at least know someone that does. Time and time again an offence occurs and some seemingly insignificant observation by someone links in with another small fact which then develops into hard evidence which then leads to an arrest. As an example, this latest incident was solved when an off duty officer saw the suspect in the vicinity of the burglary offence and it was only the fleeting recognition of a distinctive piece of jewellery that then led to the offender being identified and a Search Warrant being taken out and executed. Several Break and Enter offences at the High School have also been solved with the same 16 year old being dealt with over these incidents as well. The incidence of Domestic Violence continues to be of serious concern with police being called to a number of very volatile situations in the past month. In the worst of them an offender poured petrol over the interior of a house and set fire to a bed and it was a real miracle that the house did not explode with people inside with the house being filled with petrol fumes. A 31 year old man was arrested by police and charged with several serious criminal and domestic violence offences. With the serious financial stress that most family units are under combined with family get togethers over Christmas and New Year the potential for serious Domestic Violence has increased. Hot weather and the increased consumption of alcohol are also triggers for this type of behaviour. People wanting assistance in regards Domestic Violence issues can contact your local police station or DV Connect Woman’s Help Line on 1800811811 or the Mens Help Line on 1800600636. An early call to one of these

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help lines can stop a serious incident occurring when a minor issue leads to a brain snap with the consequences being police intervention and serious Criminal and Domestic Violence charges. Drink Driving continues to be high on the agenda for police. Cooroy police apprehended four drink drivers over the Christmas New Year Period which was disappointing considering that our apprehension rates had been on the decline in the months leading up to Christmas. When RBT rates are up and the apprehension rates down this shows that the message is getting through with people heeding the warning given every day through the media and through the very visible presence of police on our roads. I struggle to comprehend why people risk there licenses and possibly there livelihoods by risking driving when they have been drinking. I hope to report next month that no drink drivers were apprehended for the month of January and February. I read an interesting letter to the editor in the Courier Mail recently where a lady was berating police for issuing infringement notices to people who were failing to stop at a stop sign that she felt shouldn’t be there in the first place. The lady obviously felt very strongly about the issue as she went to the trouble of writing into the paper and expressed very strong opinions on the issue. I noted with interest that she admitted to not stopping at the stop sign as it was in her opinion not needed. Everyone deserves an opinion and deserves to be heard so my issue is not with her opinion but rather the fact that she seems to have missed the point that driving is all about attitude. An attitude to drive safely and to obey the road rules at all time and not just when it suits you. To my way of thinking it’s a very simple thing to do when confronted with a stop sign. Stop. Yes, stop means stop. If a driver can’t abide by this very basic of road safety rule then I have to wonder what other road rules are just too hard to abide by. Unfortunately, the most proven way to change people’s attitude to driving is by enforcement and monetary fines. The TV ads and newspaper warnings and news stories are all great but the real deterrent is the fear of a fine. I know that some of you will have your blood pressure rising when you read this and I can hear the comments of “It’s nothing but revenue raising” but the simple way to avoid fines is to change your attitude to driving (ie: near enough is good enough) and obey the road rules.

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NOW we’re into 2012, it may be timely to look back on the last year – 2011. There were some lessons learned from some of the major events we encountered, with the most significant being the floods here in the southern part of the State; and Cyclone Yasi in the north. Enquiries into the floods have made important recommendations which affect our operations and how we assist everyone in the community. The cyclone is a reminder of the preparations that need to be made when facing all types of events from the smallest storm to the biggest cyclonic. In many cases, people forget too quickly the impact of these events and what they need to do to prepare themselves. We have been told to advise the community, and this is being reinforced in the media, that people need to be self sufficient for 72 hours. The Victorian SES recently received over 2000 requests for assistance during one severe storm event alone, and as you can imagine, it can take many days for a team of volunteers, to investigate, evaluate and attend to this amount of damage. Our usual tips for storm season include: check and clean gutters; keep yards clear of loose items; ensure house numbers are visible, particularly at night, so we can find you if you need help; keep pets in a secure, safe place. You can keep a watch on the Gympie weather radar map by visiting products/IDR082.loop.shtml on the internet. And don’t forget your emergency survival pack which should be kept ready and should contain a torch with extra batteries, a battery operated radio, fresh water, and some non perishable food. We have been fairly quiet on the road, with fewer requests for us to attend motor vehicle accidents. However, on New Year’s Day morning we were all woken quite early with pagers going off with a request to attend the first of the year on the Bruce Highway. Fortunately there were no serious injuries suffered by occupants of the vehicles, but not a good start to the year. Looking forward to 2012, we hope it will be a less eventful year from a weather point of view and that motor vehicles accidents will continue to stay lower. We have an intake for new members coming up in early February so for information on joining the S.E.S. contact me, Carol Watkins, Deputy Local Controller for the Noosa Unit on 0408 078073, or one of 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.

news Don’t forget to set some New Year’s money resolutions THE New Year is a time when people tend to reflect on the changes they’d like to make in their lives. If you’re keen to get on top of your finances, here are 10 things people can do, regardless of their income levels, to improve their financial wellbeing in 2012. Top 10 New Year money resolutions: 1. Start with a budget: It’s essential to have a household budget and stick to it. If you spend more than you earn, it can quickly land you on the rollercoaster of debt. Make a promise to start living within your means. 2. Differentiate between ‘wants’ and ‘needs’: Don’t be too hard on yourself, but do you really need the $100 per month pay TV package? You probably don’t watch half the programs. Cars are big traps too. It’s nice to drive the latest and greatest, but don’t live for your car. Be sensible. 3. Shop smart: Look for ways to reduce your spending such as taking your own lunch to work, cutting back on take-away dinners, car pooling and planning meals to avoid waste.. 4. Use credit cards wisely: Credit card debt is fine if you pay it off each month before interest is incurred. But if you have a large amount of debt sitting on your card, it could be costing you an astronomical amount in interest each year. Interest rates on credit cards are sometimes as high as 20 per cent or more, so it’s important to pay off this kind of debt as fast as possible. To do that you will need to make more than the minimum repayments each month. If you have several cards maxed-out, consider rolling all the debt in to one low interest-bearing card to save on interest. Once you have finally paid the card off, cut it up and switch to a debit card if you have to. 5. Have an emergency fund: As a contingency for life’s unexpected expenses, it’s vital to have an emergency fund or access to cash through a mortgage redraw facility or offset account. A good rule of thumb is to have at least three months salary in the kitty. 6. Get savvy with your super: Australians are losing around $1 billion a year in fees, lost payments and earnings by holding several super accounts they aren’t contributing to (Rice Warner Actuaries 2008). AMP has introduced a simple service allowing customers to consolidate their super online for free at, or by calling 133 888. Also consider topping up your superannuation by salary sacrificing another two to five per cent of your income, depending on how much you can afford. Lower income earners should also make the most of the government co-contribution scheme. 7. Review your mortgage: The most effective way to save interest on your home loan is to make extra repayments each month. People can also attack their loan faster by paying fortnightly instead of monthly and making lump sum repayments whenever they can. 8. Have a debt strategy: Financial worries can be very stressful, so it is important for people to take control of their debt before it starts controlling them. The general rule of thumb is to pay off ‘bad’ debt like credit cards first as they usually have the highest interest rates. 9. Protect your family: It’s not something we want to think about, but you need to ask yourself how your family would cope financially if you or your partner were injured in an accident, became too sick to work, or even worse, passed away. These days, insurance doesn’t have to be a big drain on the budget. If cash flow is tight, you can get affordable life insurance and income protection through your superannuation. 10. Save for the future: While most people are pretty good at saving for short-term goals such as end of year holidays, they often forget to put money aside for the future. Make sure you have a savings plan for medium-term goals such as a deposit on your first home and longer term milestones, like retirement funding and the kid’s education. By AMP Financial Planner Chad Monroe of Provision Wealth Management. Chad Monroe and Provision Wealth Management Pty Ltd are Authorised Representatives of AMP Financial Planning Pty Ltd, ABN 89 051 208 327, AFS Licence No. 232706. Any advice given is general only and has not taken into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Because of this, before acting on any advice, you should consult a financial planner to consider how appropriate the advice is to your objectives, financial situation and needs.

real estate Cooran: Restored timber lodge Unbelievable value – unbelievable views! COOROY RAG

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ORIGINALLY built in 1928 as a Masonic Lodge, this beautiful timber building (built from local hardwood) was transformed into a home in the 1980’s. Built over 3 levels the main living area offers: • 14ft (4.2m) Ceilings • Polished timber floors • 3 bedrooms & 1 bathroom • Open plan living area • Stylish kitchen with granite bench tops & stainless steel appliances Upstairs is a loft which can be used as 4th bedroom, office, study or tv/ games area. Downstairs you will find a 2 car garage with heaps of potential to transform this large space into a teenage retreat, granny flat or studio/ workshop. 70 m2 of beautiful hardwood deck adds a generous outdoor living com-

ponent, with beautiful views to Mt Cooroora, Mt Pinbarren and the lush green rolling hills of Cooran, not to mention the treetops abundant with birdlife. Other features of this special property include: • 1kw solar system • 8000 litres Water tank • Herb & Vegie Gardens permaculture/organic • Numerous varieties of fruit trees. Located in the peaceful community of Cooran where you can walk to school, shops, medical facilities, train station & bus stop, only 25 mins. to Noosa. Priced at $385,000, call Michael Robinson from Raine & Horne Noosa Hinterland for further details on 5485 1788 or 0431 865 616 or call into the office at 8 Reserve Street, Pomona.

LOCATED on the upper edges of Black Mountain this beautiful family home offers it all. Set on over 3.8 acres of fertile land with spectacular views across the hinterland. This North facing property is an easy 3 minute drive to Cooroy and approximately 15 additional to Noosa Harbour. Tropical gardens surround the home offering the new owner’s flexibility of use, privacy throughout and an entertainer’s dream. High ceilings, indoor/outdoor living, large kitchen with spacious open plan living areas and 4 comfortably sized bedrooms all add to the quality feel. Fully useable land for pets or a pony and ample room for the gardener, all the hard work has been done! Follow the sun or stay in the shade as the seasons change with indoor/outdoor living options and fully functional entertainment areas. If you are looking for a comfortable home, close to town with privacy, useable land, with amazing scenic views in one of the most tightly held areas of the Hinterland then you have found it. $549,000 - Cooroy. Call Jim Ennis of on 0402 587 298 or 5447 7000 to inspect.


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Absolute privacy from neighbours THIS charming octagonal shaped home is positioned well back from the road on 2.5 lush acres. Delightful gardens create plenty of areas to stroll and enjoy this picturesque property with some mature shady trees and a variety of fruit trees. Spend time in the gazebo overlooking the huge spring fed dam that is used to irrigate to the outside taps. Built in 1982, the home has a brand new kitchen now featuring 900mm stainless steel gas cooker with an electric oven, 2 pac finish on all cupboards and a caesar stone bench top. Other features include slate floors, timber lined raked ceiling in the central living area with a real fireplace. Outside there’s a steel framed 2 bay shed with power and lights and side carport and chook pens. Located a short 4 km to the centre of town this property is peaceful and private. Reduced to $415,000 – Cooroy. Call Jeanette Catalano of on 0422 923 851 or 5447 7000 to inspect.

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When it comes to a Cooroy country wedding, it is hard to beat this one. Local couple Nathan Marriott and Kelly Rixon have known each other since they were a couple of kids in diapers. On Saturday 7 th January, they exchanged wedding vows at Nathan’s parents (Gary and Karen Marriott), stunning Cooroy Mountain Road property, affectionately known as ‘The Willy Nilly Ranch’. With hay bales, market umbrellas and an aisle strewn in a bouquet of coloured rose petals, it was the most stunning of setting as local Celebrant, Celeste Frances Scott, shared their love story beneath the large Weeping Fig tree to the cheers and tears of 150 friends and family. Guests then made their way to the Cooroy RSL.

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• Timber Slabs for sale • Handmade wooden artifacts for sale • Carving & Turning • Classes for Members • Memberships Now Available • Club rooms open Monday & Saturday mornings • Donations of Timber gratefully accepted • Sawdust & Shavings available Open Mon-Sat 9.00am-12 noon Contact Jim Pounds 5455 5635 for Purchases & Donations of Timber

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Cooroy Memorial Hall $5 Entry Snack bar operating

Happy Birthday to Satish (Gelignite Jacks) who celebrated his birthday on January 9th

Happy Birthday to Kate Staib for the 7th January xx

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New Year’s Resolutions from the locals

Richard Oxborough: To stop drinking (didn’t say which year) Cheryl Dunkersloot (pictured with granddaughter Mackenzie Goodchild: Just to be very, very peaceful

Ivor Newson: No need to make them, you just break them

Ruth Chambers-Hall: Fix my bad back

Liz Capelin (pictured with children Elijah and baby Tully): We’re going to get more gratitude in our attitude

Wayne Schrader: Have more holidays




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New Year’s Eve at the RSL A GREAT night of 60’s 70’s with awesome band Smokin Mirrors was had by all at the New Year’s Eve Party at the Cooroy RSL. All danced into the wee hours including the “teens” - it was a wonderful evening and we thank members and guests for such a special time.

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dining & entertainment Treat yourself to traditional Thai at Dhom’s Kitchen


Traditional pad Thai noodles with banana prawns DHOM’S Kitchen opened its doors in Cooroy almost nine months ago. Its operators, Dhom Chotipimai and Spencer Willmott (both ex Pinto Thai) are delighted with the response to date. “We started off as a

deli-cafe, opening just a couple of nights a week. We quickly realised that there was more demand than anticipated for our traditional home-style Central Thai Cuisine,” says Dhom. “We are now open five nights for dinner and two days

for lunch”. Dhom’s Kitchen is inspired by the many small restaurants seen across Thailand that describe themselves as ‘Hong Aharn’ or ‘Little Restaurant’, similar to a French Bistro. These family run restaurants produce simple home cooking using quality ingredients. Dhom and Spencer are committed to using as much local produce as possible. Through their time at the Noosa Farmers Market they have established valuable relationships with many of the producers at the market. They have also established a small market garden to supply their restaurant. “At the moment we are harvesting wild ginger, holy basil, betel leaves, snake beans, choko tips and round Thai eggplant,” says Spencer. “All these go into our daily specials. In the coming weeks we are looking forward to wing beans, long green eggplant, Thai guavas and green papaya.” Dhoms Kitchen only uses Australian seafood. “We are fortunate to have Jason and Alison

(another friendship forged through the Noosa Farmer ’s Markets) from Spanner Crabs Noosa to look after our seafood needs.” At Dhoms Kitchen all their curry pastes, sauces and marinades are hand made on the premises. They also make a range of frozen curry sauces and curries and delicious snacks which are available for sale from their restaurant. By the way, Dhom’s Kitchen does not have a microwave! Everything is made to order. Current specials at Dhoms Kitchen Local baby seared squid, house made sweet chilli sauce

Organic roast Benedele duck curry with Cooroy lychees and cherry tomatoes House-smoked Atlantic salmon stir-fried with jasmine rice, Hermitage eggs Minced free-range chicken stir-fried with wild betel leaf House made coconut milk ice cream, infused with jasmine and pandanus leaf —The perfect way to end a meal! Dhom’s Kitchen - BYO - Lunch Thursday - Friday 11.30am -2.00pm. Dinner Tuesday - Saturday from 5.30pm. 1a Garnet Street (across from the Cooroy Hotel), Cooroy. Ph. 5447 7710. Bookings essential.

Australia Day at the Cooroy Hotel CELEBRATE Australia Day at the Cooroy Hotel on January 26th from 12 noon. BBQ Facing painting Games Crab and toad racing Prizes and giveaways

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dining & entertainment Indigenous youth arts project to explore identity


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YOUNG Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Sunshine Coast and Gympie regions are being urged to come together to embrace and showcase their culture via song writing and recording, hip-hop dancing and art workshops based on the theme of identity. The workshops, known as Sounds Like me, are being run by United Synergies in partnership with local Indigenous creative artists, and will culminate in performances at the annual Booin Gari Festival, to be held on Tuesday, April 3. The festival is a celebration of the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Sunshine and Cooloola Coast region. Program coordinator Leanne Milmlow said in order to connect with culture and the local area, the young people would kick off the series of workshops by participating in a cultural landscape tour– concluding the day with a bush tucker meal with mentors, artists and United Synergies staff.

Some of the young people from Cooroy who performed at our AGM in November. The hip hop workshops will be held by the same organisation. This would allow the young people to get to know each other and allow the mentoring and support to begin - underpinning the success of the project, Leanne said. Three workshops are planned, with participants able to select one, two or all three workshops. Workshop 1 –Song writing and recording facilitated by De Greer-

Yindimincarlie - will commence in early January 2012 – allowing 20 participants to work in groups of five (two days a week for eight weeks). Each group will compose, record a song and produce a CD which will be available at Booin Gari. Workshop 2 - Local Indigenous fine artist Peter‘Murray Djeripi‘ Mulcahy – will facilitate

ing towards a performance at Booin Gari - this will commence in early March 2012. The Sounds Like Me project is funded by Festivals Australia and the Sunshine Coast Council. For more information please contact Tonya Stock 0411894150 or Sounds like Me Coordinator – Leanne Milmlow 5442 4277.

art workshops commencing in early February 2012. Twenty young people will work in four groups to produce their own expression of identity. Workshop 3 – Hip hop dance facilitated by a professional dance company Contact Inc. Forty young people will explore their identity in the artistic form of dance and lyrics work-


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Term 1 enrolments for 7 week program AVAILABLE NOW Beginners 4 ² 6yo Advanced Beginners 6 - 7yo Intermediate Junior Squad 7 - 9yo Senior Squad 9-15yo Adult Lessons ALL abilities and AGES SUNSHINE Coast Sporting identities the NRL Sea Eagles enjoyed some pre season fun in the sun in Pomona early in December! After a tough climb up Mt Cooroora it was off to the Pomona School and Community Pool for a “cool” warm down session. Pomona local Linda Jones who runs ELJAYS Swimming was only too happy to play host to the footy team and was very impressed with their aquatic abilities and training techniques! Cross training is a great idea for all sports people and swimming can often help out with fitness when the body is carrying a specific injury. Physios and Doctors can prepare an aquatic program to aid in recovery from a physical injury or


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operation. Sporting Coaches may also want to include some pool activities in their regular training especially in the preseason time when the hot humid conditions are perfect for swimming but not so perfect for running or climbing mountains!! With school holidays fast approaching the end, it is time to think of Term 1 activities for the kids. Learn to swim lessons, squad training and recreational swimming are all on offer at Pomona Pool. You can contact Linda on 0414 476 938 for any information regarding opening times and cost of entry and lessons etc. Remember swimming lessons are a gift for LIFE!

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A GREAT opportunity has become available to set yourself up and operate your own business. Located in a central position in the thriving hinterland township of Pomona, this is a very straight forward business hiring tools & equipment to a large established client base. This business has strong potential for continued growth and is presently run by the owners with 1 additional staff member. With a secure lease with options already in place, this is a very real opportunity to enjoy a comfort-

able lifestyle with a strong income stream. Lots for hire include Kanga Loader, Trailers, Horse float, Porta Loo, Trade tools & equipment, trestles + much much more! Price includes 2008 model Toyota Hilux ute. Financial figures, plant & equipment lists are available to serious purchasers. Priced at $195,000, call Michael Robinson from Raine & Horne Noosa Hinterland for further details on 5485 1788 or 0431 865 616 or call into the office at 8 Reserve Street, Pomona.

THE Pomona Walk for Heart group, the Pomona Pacers, held their Moon Walk and Christmas breakup on 13 December 2011. The group made a presentation to Faye Patrick who is standing down as leader after more than 12 months of dedicated leadership. Faye and Ellen Leape (our most consistent walker) were also presented with 2011 Queensland Walking Champion Awards from the Heart Foundation for their commitment to the walking program. The Pomona Pacers meet every week-day morning in front of the Pomona Community House at 6.30 am during summer. We claim to be one of the most active groups on the Sunshine Coast as most other groups walk one or two days a week. There is no obligation to walk every day and we can have anywhere from three to eight members walking on any one day. The Heart Foundation has sponsors who provide incentives when you achieve 25, 50 and 100 walks. Contact Assunta Easton on 5485 2935 for more information.

Paddle the beautiful Upper Mary River THIS school holidays why not make the most of the wonderful weather and get a group of friends together and make the most of our beautiful Mary River by taking a kayak trip. The trip from Walker bridge down to Vic Olsen bridge at Tuchekoi, is a paddle of approximately four and a half hours. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the shade of the overhanging natives along the way. There are a few rapids to negotiate along the way so keep paddling in order to keep your kayak going straight! The river is a peaceful place with large lillypillys, ficus and she oaks overhanging parts of the river and providing shade. You’ll often be escorted by bright blue sa-

cred kingfishers that dart from tree to tree along the waterway and the occasional group of wild ducks. Eagles soar overhead, mullet splash in the water and water dragons scuttle up logs for a quick escape. You might even be lucky enough to spy a platypus. Another magnificent paddle is from Pickering bridge, closer to Kenilworth, down through huge rainforest trees, ficus and lillypillys to the old timber Walker bridge. This is about a three hour paddle, maybe shorter if you don’t spend so much time gazing at the magnificent specimens of trees along the riverbanks that managed to withstand the high flood waters of last year. You’ll see much wildlife as you glide

past, maybe a lungfish, jumping mullet, ducks, kingfishers, turtles and water lizards. It’s very evident that where the river bank had old established trees, less detrimental erosion had occurred, less banks washed away. So folks get out and enjoy our beautiful river. Get a group of friends, choose a get in spot, and a destination, maybe a car shuffle to retrieve your car and kayaks. Choose a trip that suits your fitness and capability. If you don’t own a kayak you can always hire one from Ride the Mary, a local business who will drop you to a location and collect you as arranged. A wonderful way to get some exercise and enjoy the natural beauty around us.

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THE Drumming Monkeys performed to a sell-out house at Pomona’s Majestic theatre early this month, delighting audiences with their colourful, musical and magical variety show. There has been a whisper around town that now that Ron West has retired there will be no more silent movies. This is not so! A replacement for Mr West has been found and the Theatre will be hosting five silent movies throughout February with many more planned for the rest of the year. Phone 5485 2330 for session times.

Best Christmas present ever! LOCAL Weight Loss Challengers have walked away with the best Christmas present that they could ask for. So many happy faces were to be seen at the Grand Finale of the Local Community Weight Loss Challenges. There was a lot of positive feedback from participants - comments such as ‘more energy’, ‘dropped dress size’, ‘feel healthier’ and many more. Each and every one contributed their success to the great mentoring they received during the challenge. Pomona Hinterland’s three Biggest Losers went to Saree K, Virginia H and Barbara H with Most Cm’s prize being won by Alice K. Cooroy’s three Biggest Losers went to Elisa D, Glenda V and Sandra H with the Most Cm’s going to Ann T.

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Classifieds Church Notices

Cooroy Community Baptist Church

Jesus the hope of the world CWA Hall Maple Street Cooroy Worship Service 10am Sundays

Ever ybody Welcome Everybody

Church Notices Tinbeerwah SPIRITUALIST CHURCH


St John Lutheran Church Lambert-Hyne Drive, Imbil 1st & 3rd Sunday HC, 10.30am 4th Sunday, 9am

Enquiries Pastor Frank Rasenberger 5482 1435

Enquiries: 5485 0265 - 5447 9355

CHRISTIAN OUTREACH CENTRE 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

All Welcome Rev Kathy McVann 0414 972632

POMONA SUNDAY SERVICES Pomona Community Hall - Reserve Street

Kitchen Hand Dishwasher Required Please contact Dhoms Kitchen 1A Garnet St, Cooroy 5447 7710

Barista Required Part time Contact Sharon at The Mulberry Cafe, Cooroy 5447 7300 After School Child Minding Would suit year 12 Cooroy student Male/Female French desirable but not essential Ph. 0458 426 111

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

OPSHOP: Options 4 U 2/14 Reserve St, Pomona - PH: 5485 0206 - 0412 972 744

Rooms to Rent

2 Rooms Available for Rent in Professional Office in Main Street of Cooroy • Serviced Style Office - use of all facilities • Air Conditioned • Gated off street parking • Walk to Cooroy - opposite Eden Hospital • Office furniture available free of cost • Suit similar corporate style business • Great working environment, a must to inspect

Reasonable rates, POA

Call to enquire 0428 712 685 What’s On

Cooroy CWA Cent Sale Saturday 25th February CWA Hall Doors Open 12 noon, Start 1.30pm Great Prizes to be Won Free Admission & a Delicious Afternoon Tea will be Served

Enquiries Phone Wendy 5447 6140 Page 24 - Cooroy Rag, January 18, 2012

Positions Vacant

Lost & Found READING Glasses in black case. Lost on Friday 6/1/12 between carpark next to Hyacinths Florist and Cooroy Guardian Pharmacy. Please contact Yasmin 5447 6028.

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.

COOROY RAG Community Newspaper

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Published every 3 weeks by Cooroy Community Newspaper Incorporated trading as Cooroy Rag 7000 copies distributed Brenda Gladwood Editor Janet Webb Production Kerry Taylor Sales Robyn Wilson Sales Opinions expressed by contributors to Cooroy Rag are not necessarily those of the editor or the publisher and publication of advertisements implies no endorsement by the publisher

health Noosa Hinterland Denture Services Snoring in children New dentures


Restore you inner balance SHARON Clarke of Inner health and Harmony specialises in holistic health care. Sharon is a highly trained and experienced natural health practitioner. Her knowledge and expertise of Zen Shiatsu, Traditional Chinese medicine, Acupuncture, Bowen therapy and Theta healing provide complete holistic healthcare. Sharon would like to create community awareness of Shiatsu including its many benefits workings and healing effect encompassing mind body and spirit. Shiatsu is a holistic body work therapy. Relaxing rejuvenating and healing in nature and principal. Creating balance and harmony, for wellness well-being and restored vitality. Shiatsu dates back in history to around the year 600. Incorporated with Chinese medicine. A system of diagnosis and healthcare within itself that has evolved over the past 3000 years. The traditional Chinese medicine approach and understanding of the body is unique and is based on a holistic understanding of mind body & spirit. Shiatsu a relaxing treatment of pressure point stimulation, working on the entire body. Balancing and tonifying the meridians - natural energy pathways of the body. Using appropriate pressure and stretching techniques, stimulating the body’s natural healing ability.

Modern science states that the body gives off slight electrical charges at the meridian points. The meridian channels are that of a natural energy pathway system. An energetic system within the body of which when balanced if the foundation of vital health and wellbeing. Our Qi energy is circulated along the meridian energy pathways of the body. Qi is the vital energy source of the body, which nurtures the blood & organs. Shiatsu like acupuncture is balancing stimulating and harmonising to the vitality of Qi, organs and body systems – supporting Immune system endocrine, nervous, lymph and adrenal systems. The meridians move the Qi and the blood, regulate yin & yang, moisten tendons and support the joints of the body. Shiatsu invigorates Qi on the surface of the body, to balance stimulate and heal the the body inside and out treating a wide range of ill-health such as chronic pain, chronic fatigue, respitory complaints, headache, sciatica, cerebral palsy, menstrual problems, muscle pain, boosts the immune system, digestion and circulation. Helps insomnia, depression/anxiety. Relaxing and restoring Harmony to the mind body and spirit! Available by appointment at Inner Health and Harmony – Black Mountain Clinic. Phone Sharon Clarke 0417 634 860.

Time to empty out the Christmas cheer WHAT great weather we are having, a great opportunity to get out in the sun and get your Vitamin D fix. Time also to shake off those extra Christmas kilos by walking, running, biking or swimming. That’s you taking responsibility for your own health and wellbeing! To complement your health routine Lakeridge Health and Beauty suggests treating yourself to some Natural therapy - treatment that is natural to the body. Massage and Bowen therapy, are brilliant treatments for getting your body back into balance. Bowen therapy is a natural treatment that addresses the body as a whole unit. Whether you are in pain, have a sporting injury, stressed or just needing relaxation, Bowen can help. Gentle but effective, The Bowen Technique is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue treatment. The gentle moves on soft tissue stimulate energy flow, empowering the body‘s own

resources to heal itself. Lisa Pree has been treating members of the community with Bowen Therapy for 12 years now and has had positive results. Some clients have a regular monthly treatment which she refers to as a tune-up. How about all those chocolates and sweets over Christmas, how’s your skin feeling? Lakeridge also offers a full Beauty Therapy menu. Qualified Beauty Therapist, Mel, is great with skin diagnosis and performs facials to the highest standard. Her facials are designed for the individual, concentrating on the health and wellbeing of the skin internally and externally. Pedicures, manicures (including Shellac applications for your nails), waxing and spa body treatments are also available. If you feel like you need to be detoxified or rejuvenated call Lakeridge Health and Beauty on 07 5442 6239.

WHEN a large quiet river passes through a narrow gorge the turbulence of the water causes greater noise. The same principle applies to air passing through our nose and throat down into our lungs. The narrower the air passage is then the more noise, in the form of snoring, which is generated. Isn’t this just a problem for adults? Well, actually snoring in children is relatively common. About 10-20% of kids snore. So what? Well, the main potential problem with snoring is that the air passage narrows so much that breathing can actually stop. This might last for just a few seconds, after which the child wakes up, the muscles of the airway regain their tone and the passage opens and breathing resumes. This is called obstructive sleep apnoea. This is most common in kids between the ages of 2 and 7 when their tonsils and adenoids are large and more likely to cause airway blockage. So although 10-20% of kids snore only about 2% may have sleep apnoea. Waking up continually in your sleep tends to disrupt the quality of deep restoring sleep and we know how much our kids need a good sleep. The kid with sleep apnoea may wake up in the morning, after having spent a disturbed night snoring heavily, and feel tired and might sleep excessively during the day. They may sound quite nasal due to their blocked adenoids at the back of the nose; they may have recurrent tonsillitis due to their large tonsils; they may have bad hearing as the Eustachian tube from the middle ear to the back of the throat is blocked and fluid accumulates in the middle ear. They might have poor concentration and attention and other behavioural issues due to their chronic sleep deprivation. What can be done about it? Well if the child is significantly overweight then weight loss is important. If nasal congestion caused by hay fever is contributing then nasal sprays can settle this. However removal of tonsils and/or adenoids generally cures the problem in about 90% of kids. If you feel your child might be affected by significant habitual snoring or sleep apnoea contact your local doctor for an assessment. Kids who sleep well help adults to sleep well. Dr Kenny Corbett Maple Street Surgery, ph 5447 6644

Noosa Care expansion EXPANSION of NoosaCare Inc (Carramar site) is in the planning stages and will provide an extra dementia specific unit which has been designed using the latest research from around d the world. 32 additional beds will accommodate people with dementia in an environment that is supportive and accepting. NoosaCare Inc Management is very much aware that as the population ages and more people are affected by dementia, there will be an increase in demand for care and accommodation in this area of aged care. To enable safe entry into the aged care facility, new roadworks are currently being constructed which commenced in early December. It is estimated that completion will take approximately eight weeks. NoosaCare Management apologize for any inconvenience to motorists whilst the roadworks are being completed.

Repairs Relines Personalised Natural look All Health Funds & Veteran Affairs Phone Tony for appointment

Shop 7 Railway Square Diamond Street, Cooroy

Ph: 5442 5753

• Zen Shiatsu • Bowen Therapy • Acupunture • Theta Healing



Now available at Cooroora Family Health Station Street, Pomona on Fridays

Certified with Martin and Pleasance in Schuessler Tissue Salts. Come and have your Bowen Treatment enhanced with a cell salt protocol just for you ASTHMA BACK PAIN STRESS SCIATICA INSOMNIA NECK PAIN FROZEN SHOULDER MIGRAINE


Phone: 0438 861 107 7 Garnet St, Cooroy


Dr. Adam Roache (Chiropractor)

Did you know spinal health has a connection to your overall health? If you want a professional assessment of your spine and nervous system consider a consultation with Dr Adam Roache(Chiropractor). 7 Garnet St, Cooroy 5472 0808 Cooroy Rag, January 18, 2012 - Page 25

health Natural medicine in Maple Street Get your kids off to a flying start

COOROY RAG Small Group Exercise Classes, specialising in

Older adults classes starting in Cooroy on 24 January

• Mums and bubs classes • Circuit training, fitness & toning classes Mobile Personal Training, specialising in • Exercise and nutrition for menopause • Pre and post natal exercise • Injury rehabilitation • General fitness, toning and wellbeing

Competitive rates, 12 years experience

Phone Lucy on 0412 489 313

Weight Loss Allergies Stress Fitness Nutrition Healthy Ageing Energy Levels Blood Pressure Management 5442 6179

THIRTY-TWO year old mother, Amy Steinbeck, was inspired by Natural Medicine at a very young age, having been successfully treated by an Acupuncturist for an acute Achilles injury she had sustained, after having no luck with Western methods. This Acupuncturist became Amy’s mentor, and Amy became a devoted student of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Natural Health Alternatives. Since those early days, Amy has successfully grown her career as an Acupuncturist , working with some of Victoria’s most talented Practitioners and establishing her own businesses on the Mornington Peninsula. Amy’s next exciting life instalment has taken her to a literal paradise, in Cooroy on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Her mission is to create her dream practice. Maple St Acupuncture is a family-friendly, natural health care clinic in the gorgeous community of Cooroy, only 15mins from Noosa. The clinic will provide numerous natural health services such as Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Massage Therapy, Reiki, Chinese Patent Herbs,

Pregnancy, Labour and Birth Support, Fertility Management, Cosmetic Acupuncture and Natural and Organic Health Products. The clinic prides itself on being a positive, caring and nurturing environment for both the patients and the practitioners, focusing on passion and support to ensure the best results for your health. The clinic has positioned itself to be a single point of contact for all of your natural health needs, from herbs, supplements, organic skin care and tea, to the professional management of pain, fertility, cosmetics and muscular skeletal disorders. Located conveniently at 12a Maple St., Cooroy (opposite the Library & Butter Factory), Maple St Acupuncture & Natural Medicine is set in a newly renovated, modern, fresh and uplifting premises, promising to be a welcome, beneficial addition to Cooroy’s already growing community, that Amy and her family are very proud to be a part of. For more information or appointments phone 5442 5526.

WELL the end of school holidays are nearly upon us and as parents we are busily getting the kids prepared for school. Now is the time to ensure that your kids are prepared with the right equipment for their young bodies. Ill-fitting backpacks and poor footwear are the cause of many aches and pains in school-aged children. When buying school bags, take into consideration the size of the child and the weight that is going to be carried in the bag. Children should not be using bags that are slung over their shoulder, resulting in a leaning to one side. Back pain and muscle imbalances are commonly caused by carrying bags on one shoulder only. Small children should not have large backpacks that weigh them down. The straps of the backpack should be adjustable to allow the pack to sit snugly against the spine. Heavy loads should be place in the back of the backpack where the load is closest to the spine, minimising the strain placed on the spine. If you are unsure about your child’s backpack, talk to a health professional who can recommend particular brands. School shoes are also being purchases frantically at this time of year. Try and talk your kids out of wearing trendy skate-type shoes, as often these have no arch support, no cushioning and poor heel support. Invest in a good pair of shoes and have them fitted correctly to ensure that there is some room for growth. Many brands include a couple of pairs of inner-soles to ensure a correct fit and also allow for some growth of the foot. Children are extremely active at school and need supportive footwear to prevent foot and leg pains from developing. Once again, if in doubt, contact your health professional. Craig and Rebecca Steele operate Hinteractive Physio and can be contacted on 5442 5556.

Now’s your chance to get fit IF one of your goals for this year is to become a healthier & fitter you, then there was never a better time. The Workout Shed in Cooroy is happy to welcome professional trainer and well known local Erin Yarwood to their team. Erin is adding two NEW types of fitness classes, Pilates and kick boxing to The Workout Shed’s training and fitness class program. And now’s your chance to come and trial the classes for free. The free classes are on Tuesday 24th January (Pilates) and Tuesday 31st January (Kick boxing). Bookings for these limited spaces are essential. Erin is also available for personal training sessions at The Workout Shed. Simply call 5442 6338 to book your free class space or visit our website and register online at

KYLIE SCHNEIDER DIP C.P. / DIP C.H. • Massage Therapist • Psychophysical Therapist • Clinical Hypnotherapist • Reconnective Practitioner • Distance Healer

CALL 0408 987 776 ABN: 63 253 580 954

WATTLE STREET DENTAL Excellence by Choice

20 years experience with CEREC procedures • All areas of general dental • Durable ceramic restorations - non metalic • Root canal therapy • Wisdom teeth extraction

• Orthodontics for all ages • Veteran Affairs • Medicare EPC • Medicare Teen Dental • HICAPS

Appointments Available

For an appointment call Dr Thomas Klein and Associates on 5447 7669 13 Garnet St, Cooroy Page 26 - Cooroy Rag, January 18, 2012



Make your resolution easier! AT this time of year it is quite likely that many of us have made a New Year’s resolution to address our health and fitness. And it is very likely that many of us have already not kept that resolution. Often the hardest part of changing your health and fitness is the very first step – getting started. With so many options out this the first step can sometimes be a little confusing. One thing that is definitely worth considering is to ensure that whatever you do, make sure it isn’t just a quick fix but will give lasting results – otherwise you’ll just be back in the same situation again in a few months! A great starting point if you want to change your health and fitness is a Vitality, Longevity & Healthy Ageing (VLA) consultation which uses a VLA machine to measures a range of aspects such as total body water, fat mass, lean mass, weight, cellular health, body composition, fluid distribution, cell membrane performance, skeletal tissue and active tissue mass. A VLA consultation takes about 30 minutes, is painless and provides a wealth of information on your health. It is what shows like Biggest Loser use to provide assessments on competitors and it is also a great way to track your progress over time.

If you want to improve your fitness a good start might be a personal trainer as they can give you tips on the best exercise regime to achieve your goals, can keep you motivated and ensure you are exercising safely and correctly. In terms of health, a naturopath can be a great way to address any health issues naturally. And as far as weight loss goes, a tailored fitness program in conjunction with a healthy eating program or can’t really be beaten. One of the most effective fat loss program available is Shake It which is run by Qualified Healthcare Professionals and includes a tailored program for each patient and professional advice to overcome obstacles. It is easy to follow, burns more fat with sustained results, is convenient and great tasting and is individualised for maximum success. And it is the only weight loss program claimable on health funds! So, if you are like many of us have decided it is time for you to make a change, maybe your first step should be to give Make a Difference Health & Fitness a try as they offer all sorts of options including those in this article. And the one thing they do ensure is that the program is tailored to suit you. Give them a call on 5442 6179 or visit

Fun and fitness for the older adult!

Maria Zauner Teash Douglas

GENTLE exercise classes for older adults will be starting in Cooroy from 23rd January at the Anglican Church Hall in Miva Street. Lucy Cloonan is a local personal trainer with 12 years’ experience in the fitness industry. Lucy is a fully qualified older adults instructor who is passionate about health and wellbeing for all age groups. She also has a keen interest in dietary requirements and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition. Lucy says: “There are many benefits of physical activity for older adults including; lowering blood pressure which will help with prevention of stokes and thrombosis, increased bone mineral density for the prevention of osteoporosis, weight management, alleviates moderate depression, encourage stress and pain relief and improvement of joint mobility”. Lucy’s classes have been designed for men and women and will include low impact cardiovascular exercise to improve fitness, light weight training to improve strength, exercises for balance and coordination and stretching for flexibility. Classes are also a great way to meet others and have fun in a supportive and caring environment. For more information on this and other classes please call Lucy Cloonan on 0412 489313 or visit



5442 6833

Cooroy Doctors Surgery, 8 Emerald St, Cooroy

• Dr Bronwyn Ahern BDS (hons) Syd Uni • Dr John Morgan B.NSc.B.Dent (USyd) • Dr Keith Doonan BDS, M.Clin.Dent (Pros), FRACDS • Natarsha Ferrington Hygienist • Deb Kerridge Hygienist/Therapist • Sophie Dodd Hygienist

A Gentle team dedicated to providing personal preventative & comprehensive dental care

(07) 5442 6722

9 Garnet St Cooroy 4563

Gymnast of the Month Name: Noah Gregor Age: 4 Class: Kindergym Coach: Ashleigh How long have you been doing gymnastics? 1-½ years What do you like about gymnastics? Seeing my friends and going down the big slide into the pit! Come and trial one of our great Kindergym classes on Mon, Thurs, and Fri mornings. For more information phone the Cooroy Gymnastics Club on 54425800 or visit our website

Want to kick start your New Year? BULK BILLING AVAILABLE TO

Hinteractive Physio

We can help you take control of those aches & pains




Hinteractive 5442 5556 Physio Cooroy Rag, January 18, 2012 - Page 27

Trades & Services AIR CONDITIONING

5440 5431 0419 555 366

• Free Design & Quote • Split & Ducted System Installs • Breakdown & Service Specialists • 18 Years’ Experience • All Work Guaranteed • All Rubbish Removed


RUSSELL MOWLES Cabinet Cabinet & Joinery Maker Installation Kitchen, Vanities, Wardrobes etc Second Fix Carpentry Home & Unit Maintenance FREE QUOTES - NO JOB TOO SMALL



20 Years Experience

Servicing all Local Areas • Driveways • Shed Slabs • Tennis Courts • Exposed Aggregate Specialists

Phone Andrew

Fax: 5485 0908 - ABN: 14 344 947 384

5447 0345 0409 212 142






Cooroy Eumundi Electrical Services

• Auto Airconditioning Service • EFI Diagnostics & Repairs • Breakdown Service • Batteries, Starters, Alternators • Automotive, Industrial & Agricultural

Ph:5485 0708 - 0418 819 945

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Flea Control Competitive Prices Phone Peter & Judy

15B Factory Street, POMONA

0409 463 656

PH: 5485 2524



Stevens Pty Ltd



• Domestic • Commercial • Industrial • Car Interiors • Upholstery • Fabric Protection

Rod Stevens

0409 954 228 BUILDERS

QBSA 605970

0419 653 132 Ph 5447 7251 Fax 5447 6134 Ceiling fans/Safety Switches


Alan J Beatty


Licensed Builder New Homes Units • Renovations Extensions Maintenance Insurance Work

Graham Williams 0418 710 222 PH: 5449 1288 - FAX: 5449 1818 BSA Licence No 742441 - Member QMBA

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Service & Experience David 5442 5100 0429 992 330 Page 28 - Cooroy Rag, January 18, 2012

ROB: 0407 318 285 JEFF: 0401 385 320



• Overhead & Underground Power • Pump Repairs • Phone Installations • Domestic & Commercial

0408 713 261 Unit 1/25 Garnet St, Cooroy

• Landscape Design & Construction • Retaining Walls • Drainage Solutions • Original Ideas & Professional Service • Structural Landscaper’s Licence 893465

Mobile: 0416 241 261 LANDSCAPING

All aspects of landscaping & gardening with a CREATIVE, ORGANIC approach Elona Bosboom

16 Years Experience

Sean Morrow

0411 312 284 - 5485 0525 QBSA Lic no. 1119365





Locally Owned & Operated - 30 years Experience


We do the lot!

Septic Tanks, Grease Traps, Oil Arrestors, Liquid Waste

PH: 5447 6477

0418 713 244



• New Homes • Extensions • Renovations • Bathrooms • Pensioner Discounts

Bruce Forsyth

0403 697 537

• • • • • •


QBSA Lic: 1099181 - ABN: 46118609519


Ph: 5447 6544 A/H: 5442 5078

Lic No. 60015

ORGANISED BUILDERS Building with old fashioned values

• New Homes • Renovations • Repairs/Maintenance • Alterations/Extensions • Decks/Verandahs

10 Maple St Cooroy

bas. 41606

Richard Oxborough





• Paling • Pool • Glass • Retaining Walls • Colorbond • Dog Fence • Tennis Court Specialist

Phone Rodger 0421 769 721 - 5473 5227 BSA No: 1110445



Cooroy Handyman Service Servicing Noosa Hinterland

CUSTOM BUILT PC’S FOR HOME, OFFICE AND GAMING Maintenance – Virus Removal Printers - Parts - Upgrades – Networks – Installations

98 Maple Street, Cooroy Qld 4563 Ph (07) 5329 0059 • Mobile 0438 196 113 email :

• Carpentry • Concreting • Tiling • Termite Repairs • Plastering • Cubbyhouses • Patch & Paint Walls • Roofing & Guttering • Patios & Decks • Fencing & Retaining Walls • Mobile Welding • Doors & Locks QBSA Licensed • 20 years experience • No job too small • We love Referrals

Tristan Rankine

Licensed Carpenter & Joiner QBSA 744858

0427 764 038

Clayton J Francis QBSA LIC NO 531482


Telephone 5447 7383 Mobile 0418 715 114




• Bedroom • Garage • Computer Points • Fax • Repairs

PHONE PAUL 0403 219 606

- PLUS y Cooro • Filtration PolyPipe • •Polypipe • Fitting • Fitting • Sales • Sales • Service • Service • Repairs • Repairs

7A7A Diamond St, Diamond Street Noosa Cooroy Rd PO Box 930 Cooroy QLD 4563 COOROY Email

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Cooroy Plumbing Services


RELIABILITY is our TRADEMARK All Plumbing, Drainage & Gas Fitting For a fast, friendly & efficient service


Call 5442 6788

QBSA 0500098

After hours & weekends 0418 711 438 QBSA No: 50098


Unit 1/25 Garnet St, Cooroy Call Bruce

0408 713 261 REMOVALS



Sewer Connections Hot Water Systems All Drainage & Maintenance Experienced Local


Ph Johnno

OWEN 5447 6916 FAX 5447 7645

0432 099 746 BSA 1166089





Acer Tree Services

Steve Pont

• Large & Small acreages • Experienced Owner/Operator

For your next Slashing job SERVICING ALL AREAS call Slasher Steve

0408 915 124

• Spraying • Ripping • Mulching • General Tractor Work • 25 Years Experience 5485 5021 • 0412 624 351 SMASH REPAIR


SWIFT SKIPS 1 Jarrah St. Cooroy

Locally owned and operated

17 Factory Street Pomona

Ph/Fax: 5442 8122 Enquiries Phone Paul 0409 470 399



★ Water Deliveries ★ Sand & Gravel, etc ★ Tip Truck, Grader & Low Loader Hire


Ph: 5447 6229

5485 1287

0418 723 080 or 5442 8111


Bonnell Bros.

Manufacturers of Stainless Steel Security Screens & Doors

OF ANY UNWANTED CARS BRING IT TO US, WE PAY Trade Towing Available Phone Ivan

0419 780 747

• TV Antennas • Tuning in and setting up • Plasma / LCD TVs • VCRs • DVD Recorders • HiFi

Treatment Plant Services


5485 1613

Paul Best Digital TV Tuning Tuning



Stan Kidd




Cars Machinery Containers





0414 840 298




Cnr Johnson Court & Jarrah Street Cooroy Q 4563 Fax: 5442 5982


Adrian Black 0438 588 289 BSA 1053652

•Crown Reductions * Thinning * Lifting * Shaping * General Pruning * Felling & Removal * Tree Selection * Consultation & General Advice •

Container Sales & Hire

QBSA No:1099903

Perry Gould 0408 871 002 BSA 1092904

Mob: 0409 278 659 Carrying out all aspects of Tree Surgery & Arboriculture:


Prompt Service PH: 0413 699 572




Phone: 5442 5844 Mobile: 0417 786 776

•Treatment Plant Servicing • Plumbing & Drainage • Backflow Prevention

Phone Owen Meekins

SunShine Coast & Interstate


• 2 mtr, • 4 mtr, • 6 mtr. Contact Chris for all Plumbing Requirements PH: 5485 3928

Certified Arb, since 1992.







Tenzing Tree Climbing Services • Felling • Detailing/Trimming • Removals • Crown Reductions• Firewood • Qualified Advice • Full Insurance • Free Quotes • Mulching

Brett Gowen 0422 868 911, 5441 5997

Helping trees live with people Cooroy Rag, January 18, 2012 - Page 29

Grass too long for the mower? Access too difficult or too steep for a slasher? Spending too much time using a brush-cutter? Want your weekends back? For a specialist ride-on brush-cutting service call

Peter 0418 993 199

sport Cooroora United Wombats are desperate to growl in 2012

COOROY RAG THE next “Steven Gerard” and “Luis Suarez” - where are you? Now is the time “We need you!” Come join our progressive club for the 2012 Season. Right now CUFC are seeking Senior 1st Grade and Reserve Grade Players for the Sunshine Coast football (soccer) competition. With the recent signing of new senior coaches Caine Kelly and Tony McCarthy, Cooroora





will benefit as they bring their wealth of exciting coaching ability and knowledge to the club. Tony, an ex-1 st Grade Newcastle player, and Caine, coming from 1st grade soccer at Kawana, are very focused and determined to be competitive over the next 5 seasons. To this end, Cooroora is looking to sign up more talented and enthusiastic senior players to join the very competitive 1st and Reserves team for the 2012 season. Cooroora Club President, Steve Standish, claims it’s a significant boost to Cooroy and Hinterland Communities to have a premier soccer team and it provides a wonderful opportunity for local talent to get recognised at the highest level in sport. Cooroora United Football Club made the move from Wide Bay Soccer in 2012 and now competiting at a significantly higher level in the Sunshine Coast Competition, which also offers the benefits of television exposure for all players and sponsors. Cooroora United Football Club prides itself

on the strong leadership and focus provided by the Executive and Committee and the support provided by volunteers is outstanding. The community and corporate support is getting stronger year by year and this is starting to show through facility upgrades. Although the initial club callout is for Senior players (senior men’s training to begin early January) the club, through the Junior and Senior Directors of Coaching , encourages all players of all levels and experience (other teams training to begin mid to end of February). So even if you have never played soccer but are a good sportsperson in any other sport, be it individual or team, the CUFC coaches want to give you the opportunity to play. Some of the most important aspects of soccer are speed, courage and skill but with any two of these attributes we can teach you the third. Come trial with us and our coaches will teach you the art of soccer! We want everyone to come down and try out. TEN Good Reasons Why You Should Be

SauersLocally Produce & Garden Centre Owned & Operated

Part of Cooroora United Football Club in 2012. 1. We will offer you an opportunity you may not get elsewhere to play 1st Grade soccer 2. Players from the Cooroora and Wide Bay Regions have the opportunity to be recognised through the Sunshine Coast League 3. Our club is a progressive club with a definite 5-year plan in place 4. We have signed two great coaches to lead our club 5. We do not offer money for coaches or players, like other clubs. Anyone playing for us is here because they want to play with us. This is great for our long term vision and player stability. 6. The youth in our community deserve this opportunity 7. Our club has serious contact with a number of Sydney-based professional clubs to enable us to set up trials for our talented players – something not offered at many other clubs 8. The atmosphere at Cooroora is relaxed so there are no excuses not to get better 9. We will try to create

the dream for you to be the next soccer star! 10. Soccer is a world game - sky is the limit if you can make it as a professional. Cooroora can start to make it possible. TEN Individual Reasons to Play With Cooroora 1. You’re bored and want something to do 2. Your married 3. Your divorced 4. You scored a goal at your party 5. You like making friends 6. You are a team player 7. You are an individual player 8. You like an activity to unwind 9. You can catch a fly with one hand 10. It’s the perfect sport for everyone – big, small, fast, slow We want you! So, let’s get it started. Come claim your exclusive Cooroora United cap when you come and try out for the Wombats. For more information please log onto our website or contact Steve Standish on 0407 284 313, Cain Kelly on 0432 985 823 or Tony McCarthy on 0410 697 739. Soccer. The Perfect Sport. Cooroora. The Perfect Club.


soccer sign on

Community Club looking after the Community

GARDE N PRODU CTS Huge range of • Produce • Stockfeed • Animal Health • Irrigation • Fencing • Fertilisers • Tools • Pet Accessories • Nursery • Garden Products & much more!


Saturday 28th January - 9.00am-11.30am Saturday 4th February - 9.00am-11.30am Cooroy Library - Mary River Road


‘Under 6’ Registration FREE

Soccer Kit & Cooroora Club merchandise available

Conditions Apply




13 Diamond Street, Cooroy • Ph: 5442 5933 • Fax 5442 5911 Trading Hours Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.00pm Sat 8.30am-12.30pm

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• Identification required for New Players • Online Registration NOW Available - see website For more information contact Steve 0407 284 313 or Melissa 0409 499 469



Make a ‘Mark’ with Impact IMPACT Boxing Academy has opened its doors again this week to prepare for another great year of competition & fitness training in general. The renovations are now complete giving the gym the added space that it needed to cope with its continual growth. The gym’s facilities include a weight training area, a competition size boxing ring, a boxing bag & cardio area, a sauna & a huge outdoor deck area for some fresh air cardio workouts. All though the Impact Boxing Academy is predominately a competitive boxing club that trains amateur & Professional boxers it also caters to those that are purely interested in their general fitness & well being. “These participants are basically trained very similar to the boxers. The training involves strength & conditioning work along with hi cardio & skill work. We target the whole body & cardiovascular system. Basically it is a total body work out. A lot of the fighters that we

Mark Evans with Mark Hines at the new look Impact Gym have in the club started here purely for fitness at first. As they progressed & learnt more about the skills involved in boxing & their fitness level improved they eventually decided to get in the ring & test themselves.

We have kids competing from the age of 10 upwards to adult, male & female. The club has had a huge success over the years with our boxers winning & continuing to win many State & National titles.” said Mark Evans.

This year the club will be introducing a new class on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings at 9-30. These classes will be run in conjunction with Impact Boxing Academy by Mark & Cindy Hine & will also have a creche facility

Come and have a hit! THE Club is holding a free come and try day from 9am on Sunday 29th January 2012 at our courts on Mary River Road, Cooroy. This is a great chance for anyone interested in playing tennis to have a go. Suitable footwear required. Balls provided and we will have some spare racquets available for use by anyone who needs one. Join us for mixed social tennis on Sunday 6 February at 3pm. Balls provided and cost is $2 for members and $5 for non members. The Club encourages anyone interested in playing tennis to come along to social tennis held every Tuesday Thursday 8am and the first Sunday of each month at 3pm. Casual court hire is also available

almost any time. For further information contact our committee members, Fraser 5485 1942, Dorelle 5447 6674, Carol 5447 6018, Rhonda 0400 415 370, or Helene 5447 6945. Senior fixtures re-commence in February. Could interested players please contact CTC Fixtures Co-ordinator by email: Congratulations to Cooroy Tennis Club coach Rob Schmitt who was a finalist in the “Coaching Excellence” award at theTennis Queensland annual awards night 29/10/11. Rob Schmitt is available to help you to develop your game or to arrange lessons. Phone Rob on 0431 386 333 or 5449 8417.

for the little ones. Mark is also a qualified & certified boxing & fitness coach. He has worked in the industry for over 10 years & brings with him a wealth of experience & knowledge. “Mark & Cindy have been friends of mine for a long time now & when the opportunity arose to have them come on board at Impact i was delighted. Sometimes the evening classes are not achievable by some people, so these extra morning classes insures that no one misses out. Our normal classes are as follows Kids under 15yrs class Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5-6pm. Adults class Monday Wednesday, Friday 530 - 7pm. Ladies classes are Tues & Thurs 67.15pm. So if you want to train to compete or simply get fit in an “EGO” free environment give Mark Evans a call for the evening classes on 0403264048, or Mark & Cindy Hine for the morning classes on 0403896877..


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