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Community at work On The Horizon DEADLINE NOON FRIDAY Email copy marked ‘On The Horizon’ to

Durrumbul rumble sale Durrumbul Primary School and preschool are raising funds for new signage on the dangerous Main Arm Road. Come to their rumble sale and chess compeition on Sunday 29 July, 9am– 2pm. Music, market stalls, secondhand bargains, a sausage sizzle, chai, cake, and a Community Chess Competition. Call Cherie 0407 855 273 for more details. To register for the Chess Comp, call Guy 0401 291 842.

the Animal Welfare League NSW will be held on Saturday 4 August at the Ocean Shores Country Club at 5pm. Members and friends welcome.

at 10am in the meeting room of the RSL, Mullumbimby. Anyone interested in joining is very welcome to attend. Enquiries 6680 7350.

Voluntary euthanasia

Byron Gem Club

Exit International is a voluntary euthanasia group that meets quarterly. Meetings are held at the Robina Community Centre. Attendees must be Exit members. The next meeting will be held on 9 August. Further information on our website or phone local coordinator Elaine 5580 8215 or 0421 796 713.

The Byron Gem Club is having its Winter Street Stall in Mullumbimby on Friday 27 July, at the corner of Stuart & Burringbar Streets where the taxi rank is. Mineral specimens, crystals, hand-crafted jewellery and more is available for sale.

U3A Brunswick Valley U3A Tuesday Forum, 31 July from 10am till 12, Uniting Church Hall, Fingal St, Brunswick Heads. Gary Opit: wildlife and environmental correspondent. Visitors and potential new members are very welcome. Ring 6685 1732.

U3A Ballina/Byron

Animal welfare AGM

Bring a short review of a book you have read recently to the meeting on 31 July

The AGM of the North Coast Branch of

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Neighbourhood Centre




Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre is open Monday–Thursday 9am–4pm and offers a range of services and activities. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy art, music, games, great food and more. Call reception on 6684 1286 and discover what is on offer.

Low-cost or free food


Cryptic Clues

Quick Clues



1. Actors with feathers? Thrown off a cliff, perhaps (4,4) 5. Used with a shovel? Betting dead drunk (6) 10. Acquired and unemotional, said Spooner. Out! (6,3,6) 11. Show contempt! Piss messily in thee river! (7) 12. Von Braun’s charge – deceit (7) 13. Takes apart hell cults (8) 15. Stormy ocean vessel (5) 18. Australian included four courses – relaxes (5) 20. Local currency, a metropolis for daring (8) 23. Free up peacekeepers section of the city (7) 25. Forever lofty, is yours truly, says Spooner (3,4) 26. Hair preparation returned, in anticipation of one hundred thousand in moist dismissal. Like 10? (3,6,6) 27. Tin vehicle couldn’t turn back the tide (6) 28. A work of art about shepherds – beyond speaking (8)

1. Depress, discourage (4,4) 5. Shoveled (6) 10. Dismissal in cricket (6,3,6) 11. Show scorn and contempt (for) (7) 12. Dodge, attempt to avoid the truth (7) 13. Takes apart, particularly surgically (8) 15. Small pleasure boat (5) 18. Rests, relaxes (5) 20. Daring, derring-do (8) 23. Remove the clogging (7) 25. Eternal, never to be erased (3,4) 26. Dismissal in cricket (3,6,6) 27. King who failed to hold back tide (6) 28. Rural, poetically (8)


Home-based volunteer coordinators wanted For Wildlife Rescue Inc. Computer with reliable internet connection required. Experience with native animals preferred. No costs

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Byron Sophia Philosophical Group: Vital Energy Expressed. To get to know ourselves, is it like peeling back an onion, or do we, like Nature, get wiser by adding layers? Stephen Pirie, author of works on Quantum Principles underlying everyday life, invites us to explore balancing energies. Thursday 26 July, 1.30 till 3.30pm, at Marvell Hall, 37 Marvell St. Byron Bay. Info: Celia 6684 3623.

Regular As Clockwork



Byron Sophia

incurred; Centrelink approved 3-month training period provided. 6628 1898

Clothes swap Saturday 28 July 2–4pm at Wildspace, Mullumbimby Commons, 91 Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby. All welcome. More information: events/201329877163084/.

Mullum Women’s Shed Mullumbimby Women’s Shed Thursday 10am–2pm at the Mullumbimby Commons (Wildspace), 91 Main Arm Road. All women welcome, by donation. Contact FB page: mullumbimbywomensshed or Christina 0403 191 119.

CABS AGM Community Alliance for Byron Shire is holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 7 August at 6pm at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club. Angela Dunlop: 0413 100 796

Riding for the Disabled Volunteers needed. Learn natural horsemanship skills FREE. Join our wonderful herd. Help your community. Hug a horse. See our wonderful

Food Box Thursdays 9.30–11.30am at Uniting Church, Mullumbimby. If you have any sort of Centrelink card you may purchase cheap food, obtain free veges, and enjoy a cuppa. Free Food Relief Bags for anyone doing it tough, every Thursday 9–11am at The Hub Ocean Shores, cnr Rajah Rd and Bindaree Way. No ID or Concession Card required. NILs referral service also available. Check Facebook page The Hub Baptist Ocean Shores for details. C3 Care Byron Bay Food Care – log on to www.c3byronbay. com to see if you are eligible, or call 6680 8872.

Respite Service Byron Shire Respite Service Inc delivers high-quality respite care to

a broad range of clients throughout the Byron, Ballina and Lismore shires. Donations welcome: Ph 6685 1921, email, website:

Alateen Meeting Alateen Meeting every Thursday at 5–6pm. Do you have a parent, close friend or relative with a drinking problem? Alateen can help. For 8–16-year-olds meet St Cuthbert’s Anglican Church Hall, 13 Powell Street, corner of Florence Street Tweed Heads. Al-Anon family groups for older members at the same time and place. 1300 ALANON 1300 252 666

Social sporting groups Bangalow: Senior social table tennis at Bangalow Bowling Club on Sundays 2–4pm. All levels welcomed. Call Margot 0412 394 932. Mullumbimby : Tuesday Ladies Group of Riverside Tennis Club welcomes new players 9.30am every Tuesday next to Heritage Park, for social tennis, fun and friendship. Info: Barbara 6684 8058. Tuesdays: 10.30am. Byron: Drumming with Gareth Jones at Byron Theatre; Chair Yoga with Pippy Wardell 12 till 1pm. Wednesdays: Choir with Kim Banffy, 10–11am; Ukelele 11.30–12.15. Suggested donation of $10. No bookings needed, information or call 6685 6807.

Volunteer hub Choose from 40 organisations at the volunteer hub at Byron Community Centre. Make a difference in your community, have fun, learn new skills

DOWN 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Summer insect singer (6) Canvas strung on the yardarm (9) Showy flowers in late summer (7) Biggest mammal (5) Ordinary, uninspired (7) Indian capital (5) Plants producing hops (8) Opposed, produced a bad outcome (8) 14. Serious eccentric, unbalanced person (8) 16. Overly cautious critic (9) 17. Non-monarchical form of government (8) 19. Least speedy (7) 21. Player of a stringed instrument (7) 22. In the mind, not physical (6) 24. Australian slang for an uncultured man (5) 25. Sporting venue (5)

1. 199AD, a singing insect (6) 2. Knocks out and feels sick – but more area for the yardarm! (9) 3. Rising sail had showy flowers (7) 4. Cry heard for the mammal (5) 6. Shoddy copra is commonplace (7) 7. 50 hide concealed in the city (5) 8. A do, a done … nonsense! They’re just hop bushes (8) 9. Created bad results for publicity – Last week’s solution N241 turned it into poetry! (8) F A I R T O M E D A E R I I A 14. Two drugs for the nutter (8) B E D R O O M D R I 16. He’s worried about detail – lousy O E N E G L selector! (9) V E R D A N T E M I 17. Memorial piece includes hotel – E A G A E A L L E E B R I M S but not The King! (8) V L N 19. Owls confused over time zone – E X T R O V E R T M the most retarded! (7) R O R E O 21. Instrumentalist in prison, the leader? (7) A E R O B I C R E N I A V S 22. Lament wildly, but it’s in the mind (6) G N E X A C T O R I N T 24. Turn up in bar – a bit of a yob (5) D A O E E C O U L D B E W O R 25. Tina’s venue (5)

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centre. All levels of experience needed. Volunteer training every Saturday 11am–1pm. 377 Houghlahans Creek Rd, Teven. Email

Wildlife Rescue Home-based volunteer phone coordinators wanted for Wildlife Rescue. Computer and reliable internet connection required. Experience with native animals preferred. No costs incurred; Centrelink approved. Three month training period provided Enquiries on 02 5615 8074

Antiques & collectables The Tweed Gold Coast Family History and Heritage Association Inc will be holding its annual antique and collectables fair at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre on 11 and 12 August 2018. 9am till 5pm on Saturday and 10am till 3pm on Sunday. $5 entry fee.

Life visioning Take time to explore your creative side and to refocus on finding meaning in your life. We will use mind maps, visualisation, and discussion in a small group setting. July 25 and Aug 1, 10am–12.30pm. Lismore Women’s Health Resource Centre. Bookings: 6620 2999.

Consumer rep training North Coast Primary Health Network and Northern NSW Local Health District hosting two days Consumer Representative training on 2 and 3 August in Goonellabah. If you’re interested in participating as a health consumer representative or finding out more contact Corinne Martin on 0438 882 817 or corinne.martin@ncahs. You can visit www. for further information.

Prayer and evensong Taize Prayer Song: Sunday 22 July 5pm. Evensong: Sunday 5 August 5pm St Paul’s Spirituality Centre, 14 Kingsley Street, Byron Bay 200 metres off Jonson Street. Contact Cathy 0434 438 585.

Free Sound Healing CDs Free Devotional Sound Healing CDs. Humanity Rising: I am spirit first. Call Bassam and Anne on 0429 858 500.

Please note: This section is intended for the benefit of non-profit community groups.




North Coast news daily:




The Lions Club of Brunswick Mullumbimby are offering

MONTHLY GRANTS up to $500 Each grant period is 28 days, starting 15th of the first month and closing on the 14th of the following month. Grants can be applied for by any “Not for profit” organisation and must have a community benefit and be based within the Byron Shire (except the Bangalow area, which has its own Lions Club). ie. club groups, health groups, local charities, service groups or any humanitarian purpose. Contact the Lions Club of Brunswick Mullumbimby PO Box 12 Mullumbimby Email: An application will be sent to you. Applications for this period close at 12pm Thurs Aug 14, 2018

A $500 grant was awarded to The Mullumbimby Hockey Club Any questions phone Claire Harris 6680 3707 Tony Cornell 6680 2011

and meet people. Ph 6685 6807 email

Cty Shopping Bus Seats available on fortnightly Community Transport Shopping Bus from Suffolk Park/Byron Bay to Byron town centre. The door-to-door bus costs $6 and is available to people who can’t access mainstream transport due to age, disability or other reason. Call Amanda 1300 875 895.

Drug support groups Call Alcoholics Anonymous 1800 423 431 or 0401 945 671 – 30 meetings a week in the Shire – Are you experiencing difficulties and challenges because of the alcohol or drug use of someone close to you? Learn coping skills and gain support from others. Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. For information and meetings call 6680 7280. Are you concerned about somebody else’s drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups meetings held Fridays 2pm. Uniting Church Bangalow – 1300 252 666 www.

Budgeting Support Money Matters is a free service helping people identify where their money is going, how best to save and, most importantly, how to get on top of bills! Contact the Byron Community Centre to make an appointment; private sessions run every Monday afternoon.

Breast Cancer Support Breast Cancer Support Group Byron Bay meets at the NSW Cancer Council rooms, 8/130 Jonson St, Byron (upstairs in shop complex next to Byron RSL) at 12pm–2pm, every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Family and friends welcome. Phone Ingrid 0431 207 453.

Free ESL Free English as a Second Language classes in Mullumbimby, all levels: beginner to advanced. For more information phone 66720834

Seniors computer club Byron Shire seniors computer club invites interested seniors to come to learn how to use your photos creatively. Meets at Ocean Shores Community Centre, Wednesdays 1–3pm during school terms. For more information phone Gloria on 0428 845 339.

Time to sing Come sing inspiring songs and make new friends, Sundays, 10am at South Golden Beach Community Hall. Call Linda: 0415 412 514.

Choirs Bay Singers meet Wednesdays at Byron Community Centre, 10–11am. Ukelele class at 11.45am. Enquiries 0425 363 589, Singchronicity Choir meets Thursdays at Ocean Shores 6.45pm-8.45pm. Eclectic and catchy repertoire. Ph 0425 363 589. Mullum’s Biggest Little Town Choir

meets weekly at the Mullumbimby Civic Centre, 55 Dalley Street, Thursdays at 6.30pm. Newcomers welcome. Raise the Roof Choir: Gospel, bluegrass & more. 1–3pm Tuesdays, Suffolk Park Hall. 6–8pm Tuesdays, Bruns Uniting Hall. Weekly Uki & Channon sessions. Info@ 0417 277 211. Brunswick Valley Choir Monday nights at Bruns Bowlo, 6.30pm ph: Janet 0438 965 397. Picture House Choir - quick sing fix at Brunswick Picture House on Monday mornings 9.30am till 10.30am Ph: Janet 0438 965 397. Rebel Rebel Girls Choir for ages 8 to 12. Meet Friday at 4pm, Ocean Shores. Ph: Janet 0438 965 397.

Quota Club Quota Club of Brunswick Valley meets every 1st Thursday of the month at the Ocean Shores Country Club at 6pm. Ph 0439 733 763 for more info.

Carers’ support Mullumbimby Mental Health Carers’ Support Group for family members and friends who have a loved one with a mental health issue. Meeting on 4th Thursday of each month 9.30am at the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre. Info: Leanne 0409 818 643.

Rainbow Dragons Rainbow Dragons Abreast (RDA) welcomes breast cancer survivors for a paddle at Lake Ainsworth, Lennox Head, on Sundays 7.30 for 8am start. Info Marian 6688 4058, mazzerati2010@

Op shops Uniting Church Op Shop, Dalley St, Mullumbimby – open each Saturday 8.30am–12 noon and first Thursday of the month 9am–11am: food bank. Last Wednesday each month 10-11am: playtime. Byron Bay Anglican Op Shop opens Monday to Friday 9am–1pm. Volunteers needed. Enq Jeni: 6685 7816 or 0439 344 281. Mullumbimby Anglican Op Shop opens Monday to Friday 9am–4.15pm, Saturday 9am–12.15pm. Volunteers needed, enq to shop 6684 4718. Mullumbimby Seventh-Day Adventist Op Shop opens Monday – Thursday 10am–3.30pm, Friday 9am – 2pm and third Sunday of the month 10am–2pm. Companion Animals Welfare Inc (CAWI) op shop Brunswick Heads (next to supermarket) open Mon– Fri 10am–5pm, Sat 9am–1pm, Sun closed.

Potters & Sculptors Mullumbimby Potters & Sculptors at the Community Art Gallery at the Drill Hall is open every Tues & Thurs 10am–2pm and on the 3rd Saturday of the month (Mullum Market Day) 10am–4pm. Pottery and sculpture crafted by local artisans for sale, 2 Jubilee Ave, Mullumbimby. Enquiries: mullum.

CWA Bangalow Interested women are welcome Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am–1pm and the second Monday evening of each month 5–7pm in the Bangalow CWA rooms for craft and friendship. Rooms are open daily Monday–Saturday 9am–noon.

Byron Shire Echo archives:

The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.07 – July 25, 2018  

Free, independent weekly newspaper from the Byron Shire in northern NSW, Australia.

The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.07 – July 25, 2018  

Free, independent weekly newspaper from the Byron Shire in northern NSW, Australia.