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Issue 134 – Thursday 24 November 2011

For lovers of Eumundi everywhere Ph 0413 199 766 ● PO Box 463 Eumundi Qld 4562 ● editor@eumundigreen.com.au ● www.eumundigreen.com.au

Health creates wealth Matt Popplewell

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Christmas treasure New stock coming in every day Take advantage local convenience, great prices Sale items throughout the shop in preparation for moving 2012 - Fifth year of trading

fter years of dreams, plans and dedication, no smile could have been broader than that on the face of Eumundi State School teacher Jon Gemmell, who on behalf of his school received the annual award for winner of The Healthiest School in Queensland at Brisbane’s Parliament House. It was a bumper harvest for a man who carefully guides his students in their understanding of the benefits of home grown produce and healthy food. In its third year of competition, 18 communities, schools and workplaces from Queensland shared $1.6 million in prize continued on page 7

The sign says it all. Eumundi State School’s wealth improved by $250,000 last week when it was declared The Healthiest School in Queensland at the annual awards.

Amphitheatre Carols by Candlelight

Memorial Dr Eumundi Ph 5442 7879 eumundi@allthingschristmasqld.com.au www.allthingschristmas.com.au

Cherrie Orr (left) and Melissa Isles finalising the Carols program for Sunday 4 December from 5.30pm. Program is on page 11. Wet weather venue is the school hall.

Property of the week

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Community Diary Fri 25 Nov, Sat 26 Nov and 1, 2, 3 and 4 Dec Up Eumundi Rd – Indee Theatre Ph 5472 8200 Sat 26 Nov Launch 2012 Body Art Carnivale 11.30am Rear The Figtree Eumundi Ph 0403 023 802 Sun 4 Dec Community Carols From 5.30pm at the Amphitheatre Ph 0409 578 624 Mon 5 Dec Eumundi Chamber of Commerce meeting 6pm Travel Gourmet Passion, Schwarz residence Cnr Caplick Way and Eu Range Rd – park in Eu Range Rd Ph 0402 215 560 Fri 9 Dec Term IV public schools finishes Mon 12 Dec 6.30pm Public meeting re extension of the Noosa Biosphere Reserve boundaries to this area Eumundi CWA Hall, 80 Memorial Dr Welcome to bring family and friends Ph 0413 199 766 Tues 13 Dec 6.30pm Public meeting re extension of the Noosa Biosphere Reserve boundaries to this area Noosa Pengari Steiner School Hall, 86 Nyall Rd Doonan. All welcome. Ph 0413 199 766 Fri 16 Dec Night markets – five Fridays in a row From 5 pm Ph 5442 7106

My Street – Paddy Melon Lane – We all love it here! Jenny Wellington

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he “sisters” of Paddy Melon Lane, Belli Park gathered at our home for morning tea to discuss why they loved living in “the Lane”. They all said an important part of this little story was the Lane’s history, and here it is. Paddy Melon Land was formerly part of Jorgensen Rd, which is gazetted to run through to Cooroy but is not connected. It came into existence almost 10 years ago when following a horrific bulldozer accident, the ambulance went to the Jorgensen Rd in Cooroy, causing a long delay. Fearing this could happen again, the residents successfully petitioned Council to change the name and we chose Paddy (after Annette and Mark’s new son Paddy) Melon (we can’t remember why) and Lane because the dirt road which meanders up and around and is complemented by fearsome potholes just looks like a lane. Over numerous cups of tea and coffee and lots of laughter, we concluded the outstanding qualities of the Lane were the peace, the views, the fabulous bird life, great neighbours, lots of fun and laughter, and interesting wildlife. We all agreed there are a few downsides, including snakes (there were plenty of snake stories), ticks, feral cats and dogs, and a particularly arrogant fox who struts along the Lane marking his spots and checking out the various chook pens, decimating the wild ducks and the sweet little quails who live beside the road. Karla, who is a keen horse rider, loves having access to the forest trails and says the Lane is

ECCO thanks the volunteers who contributed over 100 hours production, collation and delivery work for the last issue of Eumundi Green.

This fortnight’s volunteer contributors include:

Fran Maguire Sub-editor

Tricia Chapman taking time off from Eumundi Green delivery service to celebrate a decade birthday with mates at Tai Chi.

Matt Popplewell

Health creates wealth, Keep Smiling, DYK

the gem of the hinterland. Annette loves the amazing sunsets. She says listening to nature’s activities is a favourite way to spend a day and a highlight is watching Black Cockatoos flying through the valley. Dana loves watching the fantastic Wedge Tail Eagles soar over the valley and says the dreadful unkempt road at least keeps unwanted visitors away. Janine says the Lane is a treasure and a peaceful little part of the world enhanced by many resident and visiting birds. Lillian loves the wildlife, the small wallabies, sugar gliders and abundance of birds that feed in her garden. “Oh and we enjoy the locals and the lovely friendly community.” Rosemary says it’s always green with the best views, best breezes and great neighbours with lots of fun and laughter.

Janine (left), Rosemary, Lillian, Karla (with Jade), Jenny, Annette and Dana.

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Business News Imperial’s renovated bistro room now open

Culvert crossing Belli Park

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erry and Lisa discussing final decorations to complete the transformation of the Imperial Hotel’s function room. A large doorway now opens onto a small terrace area, there is a tiny new stage, new carpet has been laid and sails and umbrellas installed to make the function room at the back of the bistro attractive for functions and events for up to 50 people.

Seasons of the Sun

Doug Vowell constructed this creek crossing, now part of a tranquil scene at Belli Park. Doug’s specialities are all weather concrete driveways, culvert crossings and spillways.

Business Clinic Q: Is sending clients a Christmas card these days a positive for client retention or not?

Y Eumundi’s Australian Nougat Company, one of the 14 participants in the Council-led Seasons of the Sun initiative, capturing the tastebuds and culinary imaginations of Brisbane food-lovers at the recent 2011 Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show.

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ll aboard at Noosa Transit Centre for Hinter-Coast Transport’s new express service from Noosa to Roma St. Owners Barry and Caroline Giles are promoting the twice daily return service to locals who either work in Brisbane or travel there for appointments but prefer to miss the hassle of driving. The service includes picking up and dropping off pre-booked passengers in Eumundi.

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Commuter Express 10 trip pass $240 = $24 per trip Commuter Express 20 trip pass $440 = $22 per trip Adult fare $30 one way, $58 return Student fare $27one way, $52 return

Enquiries: 1300 658 971 or 0410 602 632

www.hinter-coast transport .com bcgiles@bigpond.net.au

ou might continually convert your prospects to customers, but unless you retain them so they continue to buy from you, you’ll be spending the same amount of time, energy and money repeatedly on your prospects and conversion rate drivers. Businesses sometimes focus significant time, effort and money on acquiring more customers but invest very little in retaining them. This is equivalent to continually pouring water into a bucket when there’s a hole in it. There are four key reasons why clients leave one business for another: perceived indifference, product/price, relationship/ connection, or convenience/location. Perceived indifference is the most important by a long shot, ranking approximately 75%. You show customers that you care about them by building relationships with them. Depending on the nature of your business, you can do this by using regular communication and seeking and acting on customer feedback. For example, you might send them a monthly communication and ask them to tell you their ideas for how you could improve the business. Focusing on this turnover driver (instead of contacting prospects when you’re ready to sell) involves nurturing your existing clients by staying in touch with them until they’re ready to buy again. And after they’ve done so, it works to ensure their loyalty irrespective of what your competitors might be doing. As a plumber, you might retain your clients by leaving them with a Valued Client Rewards Card so they get 10% discount on any future services they use you for. You might send them a Christmas card or flyer telling them that they are a valued client and you’d like to be of service to them again in the future. You could also include a fridge magnet for easy reference. From the Dept of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation http://skills.business.qld.gov.au/running/1000.htm Editor: A business owner has asked for a response to this: “What are your tips for marketing a business online?” Is there someone who would like to tackle this for an upcoming Business Clinic?

Views expressed in the Business Clinic are general in nature and not to be relied on as legal, financial or professional advice.

Business Clinic is sponsored by: Commercial, business & residential Quality, straightforward, commercially relevant legal advice 777 Eumundi-Noosa Rd Ph 5471 1300 Thursday 24 November 2011


Business News Tree changers getting a good start

Pearls for Girls back in town

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oonan’s Corinne Sause in her new shop (previously Schmutta’s). Corinne and partner David Parker have two other Pearls for Girls shops, in Noosa Junction and Noosa Heads. Corinne says she started as a stall holder at the Eumundi markets 15 years ago and she feels as if she has “come home” to Eumundi where many locals have extended a warm welcome.

Supporting four charities

Students planning and designing their own property using permaculture techniques. Award winning, accredited permaculture teacher Elisabeth Fekonia will be conducting such a workshop at the Yandina Community Garden in December. Students will learn to design their own property for maximum home food production and maximum efficiency through appreciation of the many links and connections that can work together to make for minimum input and maximum yield.

NewsXpress Eumundi’s assistant Laura with their in-store display of Christmas Cards supporting the Heart Foundation, Children’s Cancer Institute, Breast Cancer Foundation and the RSPCA.

ners n i D & s e h c n Christmas Lu e menu v E 's r a e Y w e N s u Fabulo Open Thurs, Frid & Sat nights - full menu and tapas Book community bus on 0488 322 323 86 Memorial Dr Eumundi l www.thefigtree.net.au l Ph 5442 8555 Thursday 24 November 2011

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Community News Project Noosa breakfast speaker

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elli Park’s Mic Edge on “a bloke’s surf holiday” in Sumatra, Indonesia with mates from the Sunshine Coast, Sydney and Tasmania. The men enjoyed a busy holiday surfing various breaks every day, around Krui in Sumatra. When not surfing, there was a chance to ride elephants at an Elephant orphanage and to feed the pet monkey that lived at the resort, as well as to read Eumundi Green with a Bintang of course. All returned safely!

Guest speaker Lorraine Marshall (right) with Wanda Jardine (left) and Margaret Kippen at the recent Cooroy Business & Professional Women’s breakfast. Lorraine inspired her audience with her notion of local businesses supporting each other as in a traditional village. Plans are well developed for a Noosa debit card with a major bank to assist traders to know their individual customers better and enable loyalty incentives.

Fun in the style of the Roaring 20’s

Foundation looks to secure major funding grant

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Melissa Isles (left), Mick Byatt, Deborah Wells, Carl Sharp, Kari Isles and Chris Guerlitz in front of the 1928 Ford that was driven into the Sheraton and parked on the verandah for the fund-raising ball. Over $25,000 was raised in support of the Katie Rose Cottage hospice at Doonan. Shrubs from Doonan Valley Garden Centre formed the basis of the decorations to successfully create the atmosphere of the 20’s Speakeasy. Doonan’s Ikatan Spa donated an attractive package for an auction.

he Eumundi Historical Foundation is working hard with the aim of obtaining a grant from Minister Simon Crean’s Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF). The Commonwealth government is providing funds to regionally based organisations to catalyse community led projects that will support local groups to achieve their visions of community development and economic growth. Many community meetings led to the agreement of Eumundi’s community vision “Our Say – Our Place – Our Future”. If the grant application is successful Minister Crean may help bring ahead plans that could otherwise take many years to achieve.

Continuing from a concept plan for the redevelopment of Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre developed by Eumundi Historical Assn in recent years, the Foundation’s application aims to bring the centre up to date in its display space and sympathetically redevelop the building to create improved visitor information facilities and staff working environment and a community hub with accessibility for all. The Foundation is working on an expression of interest for submission by 1 December. Following success at this first stage, grant applications will be submitted in February 2012 and winners will be announced later in the year.

Joe’s Waterhole // Thurs 24 Nov Tim Finn // Fri 25 Nov Wendy Matthews & Glen Shorrock // Thurs 1 Dec Husky // Fri 9 Dec Crooked Fiddle Band // Sat 10 Dec Darren Hanlon

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Community News Health creates wealth Matt Popplewell

It’s the Great Santa Race

continued from page 1 money in a joint venture by the Queensland Government and organiser’s Keep Australia Beautiful. Eumundi State School won $250,000 for the Healthiest School in Queensland. Present at the awards were two proud supporters, principal Mick Connors and Div 10 Cr Paul Tatton, and to present the prize, Minister for Health Geoff Wilson MP and Minister for Education and Industrial Relations Cameron Dick MP. The bulk of the prize money

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will fund a new inside-outside classroom and adjacent sports area that will be built within the grounds of the school’s plantation providing a hands-on learning environment away from the hustle and bustle of regular school life. Each class year will in turn have a week “on camp” in the new classroom working on the gardens, harvesting, cooking their own produce and playing on the neighbouring sports field enjoying being part of Queensland’s healthiest school.

Eumundi State School principal Mick Connors (left), senior teacher Jon Gemmell and Div 10 Cr Paul Tatton – all smiles after receiving the award for Queensland’s Healthiest School at Parliament House.

his race will again be one of the popular features of Christmas in Cooroy, this year on Saturday 3 December. Everything at the event is free of charge except entry to this race which raises funds for the Leukaemia Foundation and the

Ratepayers association formed at Verrierdale

Aaron Williams (left), Yvonne Astill, Maureen Hepers, Victoria Kane and Rick Hill after the inaugural meeting of residents interested in progressing local ratepayer issues. The association will meet the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm at the Verrierdale Community Hall.

Have your say on Noosa Biosphere extension

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oosa Biosphere Ltd volunteers are inviting all interested members of the community and business operators to one of two short sessions to discuss the option to apply to UNESCO for a possible extension to boundaries of the biosphere to include the Eumundi, Doonan and Verrierdale areas. The greater Noosa region was designated a Man and the Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2007 and the current boundaries of this internationally recognised reserve are those of the former Noosa Shire Council. Noosa Biosphere Ltd was formed shortly after UNESCO designation and is a local government– community partnership created

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to mirror the former Council’s volunteer community sector advisory boards. The two sessions are: When: Monday 12 December Time: 6.30pm (light refreshments will be supplied) Where: Eumundi CWA Hall, 80 Memorial Drive Eumundi RSVP: Not required, please feel welcome to bring family and friends. When: Tuesday 13 December Time: 6.30pm (light refreshments will be supplied) Where: Noosa Pengari Steiner School HALL, 86 Nyall Road Doonan. RSVP: Not required, please feel welcome to bring family and friends.

Poet’s Breakfast. The theme for the Bendigo Bank Street Parade is Heroes & Villains and organisers are urging everyone to dress up while they watch it from 4pm onwards and have spot prizes for all ages for great costumes.

All interested persons are welcome to attend these meetings and are warmly encouraged to come along to learn about biosphere reserve opportunities and to also share ideas and express opinions. The inaugural chair of Noosa Biosphere Ltd Mr Michael Donovan said: “In partnership we wish to explore the opportunity to broaden the boundaries of the existing Man and the Biosphere reserve and present back to UNESCO a compelling case to award a boundary change to include like minded communities and landscapes such as yours in Eumundi, Verrierdale and Doonan. “However we can’t do this alone, we need your support. “We believe that an extended Noosa biosphere reserve boundary will strengthen the opportunities within your region and that you too can then capitalise on Man and the Biosphere reserve status as well as strengthen the partnerships across like-minded community groups,” Michael said. For further information about the Noosa Biosphere go to: www. noosabiosphere.org.au.

Top awards for Iisha

Eumundi’s Iisha Adams-Warren’s dancing talent has led to her being awarded the most promising classical dancer award for 2011 by the To the Pointe studio. Iisha also received the ballet scholarship award. Congratulations to the promising dancer.

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Your Say Riding for Disabled says thanks It was a fortunate group of locals who were lucky enough to choose Eumundi Showgrounds to celebrate the running of this year’s Melbourne Cup. Eumundi Green’s Joyce and John outdid themselves in organising such a wonderful event. Max Porter as chef was also outstanding in providing such a sumptuous buffet for all. After many compliments to Max, we all felt as though we’d enjoyed a huge Christmas lunch as very fresh seafood and a huge baked ham were just a small part of the dining options! It goes without saying that it is the assistance and generosity of spirit from the Eumundi community at large, and in particular from Joyce, John and Max, that keeps charitable organisations such as Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled (SCRDA) viable. On behalf of SCRDA, I would like to sincerely thank all involved on the day for not only orchestrating a wonderful fun-filled event, but also for raising $2700 towards SCRDA realising their vision of a permanent home on the Sunshine Coast. Jan O’Halloran (Volunteer Co-ordinator SCRDA)

Council is mean I am an 82 year old pensioner and have difficulty walking even with a stick. Hence I have been granted a disabled sticker. Recently I had to go to the chemist in Eumundi to pick up medication. The disabled parking spot had a car without a sticker parked in it. I parked beside it and was only there for enough time to collect my medication. When I returned to my car, there was a council infringement notice for stopping at the side of a road marked with a yellow line. This line is not visible from the road. The car in the adjacent disabled car park but without a sticker was still parked there, but without an infringement notice. I wrote a letter to Council outlining the circumstances and all I got back was a lecture and a statement that if Council notices a car in a disabled car park without the correct sticker, they will issue an infringement. This was nothing more than revenue raising at the expense of a local senior citizen for whom access to essential medication on a market day is at best inconvenient and at worst impossible. Pat Vowell, Eumundi

$8 per line payable on lodgement either by phone credit card or to Eumundi Green BSB 633 108 Account 138 935 689. See deadline details page 3.

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Wanted: accommodation, self-con, furnished, mature professional single woman non-smoker, 6 or 12 months lease, excellent refs, 0450 350 488

Sewing, mending & alterations Doonan Ph 0424 182 624 .................................................................. Designer dressmaking & alterations Karyn 0457 232 628 .................................................................. Mandarin for travel, starting Feb 2012, Italian, Spanish, French & German, all levels 0413 628 331 anna@ annaslanguages.com .................................................................. Permaculture plan and design course for your property. Create your own edible landscape 13–16 December, $250, Yandina community gardens, by award winning, accredited permaculture teacher Elisabeth Fekonia, Ph 0432 180 523, info@ permacultureproduce.com.au, www. permacultureproduce.com.au .................................................................. Missing Sun Conure “Tully” spooked and flew away from Ward St 16/11. Reward, please call Matt 5442 7959

Sunday in Eumundi Sunday 27 Nov  90 boutiques Eumundi Square for Christmas shopping with a difference  Enjoy lunch at one of Eumundi’s celebrated eateries Sunday 4 Dec  90 boutiques Eumundi Square for Christmas shopping with a difference  Last session Up Eumundi Rd at Indee Theatre 2pm  Carols by Candlelight at the Amphitheatre from 5.30pm

Troops and global warming American troops coming to Australia (perhaps 2500) are young, fit and disciplined, perfect for war or any catastrophe likely in our part of the world. We have war creeping up on us primarily caused by cutting down too many trees and digging up and burning too much carbon. We have destroyed more than half the world’s rainforests and they should be replaced. Australia is a perfect place to start and we have the right units at hand. Three hundred troops could plant 10,000 trees in one day and see it as recreational activity. They would be under the instructions of experts in the field.Three million trees planted each year and cared for could well be expected. If we introduced the Australian troops to the same activity, we would not only double the plantings but provide the best possible social interface and friendships. The smokos would be a hoot! A real international battlefront against global warming could be started in Australia, cost very little, and make the Greens very happy. Des Ritchie, Eumundi

FOR SALE Ride-on mower for sale. MTD Yardman. Wide 38” twin blade cutting deck. Recently serviced. $500. Phone 0402 521 231 .................................................................. Cabin/Granny flat approx 6m x 4m. Trad doors & windows. Shower, toilet, sink. Needs TLC – inspect welcome. $4900 ONO, Deanne 0408 771 599 .................................................................. Ride-on mower, Rover Rancher, 14.5hp, 6yo, mulcher kit and trailer, well maintained, vgc, $2100, Eumundi, Ph 0418 989 097 .................................................................. Pool Table 8ft x 4ft, ¾ inch base, 6 turned legs, all accessories, vgc, $1750 Eumundi, 0418 989 097

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e are so grateful to readers who completed the recent survey about preferences and habits as a reader of Eumundi Green. We will publish the results early in the new year but in the meantime we think you might be interested to know that 93% of respondents read the Green every fortnight and 78% of copies are read by two or three people. We conducted a lucky draw of $100 shopping voucher in Eumundi CBD or market stalls for one reader returning a survey. It was won by C Cameron. Thanks also to those readers who donated $50 to become a Friend of Eumundi Green thereby helping to secure the viability of the Green. There was a lucky draw for two nights accommodation for one of those who became a Friend by 1 November. We’re pleased to report that M Lawrence was the winner. We are grateful for the sponsorship of Resort Publishing and Estoril on Moffat for the provision of the prize.

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Markets open 8am–1.30pm Wednesday and Saturday Lingerie, Jewellery by Me, beauty treatments, massage, baby sleep specialist, Eliza's Skin Care, Incense Bar, Street Wear, and much more...

Santa's cottage open for the night markets from 16 December Fun for the whole family Visit us soon

Christmas shopping Please support the “Be smart, shop in Eumundi” advertisers on pages 12 and 13

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Remembrance Day 2011

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n a very warm Remembrance Day, a large crowd gathered to mark the anniversary of the armistice which ended World War I and to honour all men and women who have lost their lives in service for their country. The commemoration this year had three parts. Firstly a painting of Flanders Field by artist Stan Reynolds and donated by Merv Bignall was unveiled at Discover Eumundi. The second part was the dedication of eight additional benches donated for the World War II memorial reflection area. Donors were: The Sharp family, the Napier family, the Winter family, the Knight family, the Riddell family, Bill Billings, Rotary Club of Cooroy and Eumundi Sporting & Youth Club. These activities were followed by a traditional Remembrance Day service and laying of wreaths at a memory field kindly created by Eumundi’s Ken Tongue. This included three crosses for soldiers who died in Afghanistan late last month. The service finished with a minute’s silence and morning tea hosted by Eumundi CWA.

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WHAT'S IN THE SPOTLIGHT Follow the Christmas Tree Trail Start your Christmas count-down on the Coast's biggest-ever Christmas Tree Trail with 29 trees lighting up across the region. Discover the story of each community tree, adorned with enviro-friendly decorations, using the smart phone scan codes at each location. Visit council’s website for a free Christmas Tree Trail guide and info on the festive season’s best events.

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orld renowned body artist Bec Anthony will be painting up a sea of colour for the official launch of the 2012 Australian Body Art Carnivale on Wednesday 30 November on the back steps of The Fig Tree, opposite the markets. Bec will be painting Tanya Young from Kingfisher Bay Resort (one of the sponsors for the event) and the resulting artwork will become the flagship image for 2012. The artist will commence about 8am and will take until approx 11.30am to complete her work. It’s a great chance to sneak a preview of what promises to be the best Carnivale yet.

Carols at Cotton Tree and Kings Beach

New signage at the entrance to Lonergan Lane near NewsXpress means that traffic may continue to be two-way on non-market days with No Entry restrictions applying on market days only.

Sunshine Coast TAFE at market

Celebrate Christmas at Carols at Cotton Tree, Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore on Saturday 3 December or at Carols on Kings, Kings Beach Amphitheatre, Caloundra on Sunday 18 December. Both free, family friendly events start at 6.30pm and end with fireworks at approximately 8.30pm. Visit council’s website for more information.

Prepare now for the State Waste Levy Are you a business owner paying for a waste bin? Did you know you’re entitled to a recycling bin of the same size for no extra cost? Take advantage of this recycling option before December 1 when the State Waste Levy for commercial business comes into force. Visit council's website for more info.

Encompass – did you get yours? Encompass - council's quarterly magazine - is due in letterboxes from 28 November. The final, bumper edition for 2011 is packed with information on council's latest projects, activities, events and programs. If you haven't received your copy by 9 December call council to arrange to a replacement.

Reduce your electricity costs Coast residents can now join the Energy Conservation Communities (ECC) program. If you have an air conditioner, swimming pool and/or hot water system you may be eligible for up to $600 in rewards. Plus you could also save on your ongoing electricity costs. Visit energycc.com.au or call 1300 360 209 to find out more. Angela Lisle (left), Bronwen Loda and Eerwah Vale’s Adrian Combes encouraging market visitors to consider opportunites for the study of qualifications in wide ranging industry and general education areas in 2012.

Get ready for storm season Hello summer and the Queensland storm season. Prepare now with four simple steps that could make a huge difference to your family and home during a disaster. Look out for the Get Ready Queensland brochure in your letterbox soon or log onto council’s website to find out what you can do to ‘get ready’.

COUNCIL MEETINGS Performance and Service Committee Meeting 9am, 29 November, Caloundra

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Strategy and Planning Committee Meeting 9am, 30 November, Caloundra Ordinary Meeting 9.30am, 7 December, Caloundra.

T 1300 00 72 72 or 07 5475 7272 E mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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Open Mon to Fri 8am – 4pm, Sat 9am – 1pm

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Experience the pleasure of giving and wearing beautiful jewellery this Christmas We look forward to meeting you at our new shop and showing you our use of leading world design concepts 15% off for locals til Christmas Open Wednesday to Saturday

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Arts Scene Indee Theatre News John Burls Don’t miss out on Up Eumundi Road

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his weekend’s opening of Up Eumundi Road is a boomer – bookings are excellent. At the time of writing, Friday (tomorrow) night’s dinner show had just a few places left, but this Saturday night is booked out. Sunday’s 2pm matinee has some places, so it’s worth checking. Already the following Saturday, 3 December, is all but full, Thursday 1 and Friday 2 December have some good tables, as does Sunday, 4 December. Check by calling 5472 8200 or online at www.eumundilivetheatre.com. If you’ve never experienced this Coast icon, it’s been running for an incredible 16 years and is, without any doubt, the funniest show on the Sunshine Coast (a little bit blue but nice, and please note it’s rated Non-PC). The fact that Up Eumundi Road comes complete with an excellent buffetstyle dinner makes the night out complete, plus there’s a licensed

bar with moderate prices. Special guest is Louie the Fly; if anyone’s going to kill him off, Up Eumundi will. Getting honourable (or is that horrible) mentions are Julia, Kev, Malcolm, Tony and Bob, and a there’s a secret royal guest. Cost is $38, $36 for eight or more, with non-dining matinees $18. If you haven’t been before, don’t miss out this year.

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unshine Coast Council adopted a public art policy last week to recognise the importance of public art in the creation of vibrant and attractive public places and the social and economic value that flows from that. Division 5 Cr Jenny McKay said that the policy means that public art will be recognised in the initial stages of planning for the capital works program. “Public art can showcase the heritage, character and aspirations of the Sunshine Coast region. The policy reflects Council’s commitment to the creation of stimulating and exciting public spaces that draw upon and enhance community identity and character. “Delivery of the policy will include a transparent, well developed and maintained public art program, increased expression

and acknowledgement of the region’s unique local communities, and development of a sustainable and strong creative industry. “The principles in the policy provide the foundation for a dynamic public art program that will build on the Sunshine Coast’s reputation as a creative and innovative region,” Cr McKay said. The six principles that will guide the delivery of Council’s public art program into the future are:  Excellence in project initiation, concept, design and fabrication  Transparent decision-making processes  Contribution to local community character  Meaningful community engagement  Contribution to the region’s economy  Building the capacity of local artists and arts organisations.

Eumundi master jeweller exhibiting Louie the Fly – special guest in Up Eumundi Road.

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K we know there’s still Christmas and New Year to wade through before the final weeks of the school holidays but there’s no time like the present, as they say and the present could be some pre-paid tickets to the January pantomime, Cinderella. All tickets, all ages are $12

with free popcorn for the under 10s – great Christmas gifts for the younger set. Cinders will be an excellent low-cost holiday outing, opening 5pm Friday 6 January then running 4pm Saturday 7, 14 and 21 January, and 11am and 3pm on Sunday 8, 15 and 22 January. Call 5472 8200.

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his solid silver snake ring, handmade with old cut diamonds from the 1700s is one of the items master jeweller David Frith is exhibiting until the end of December at the Harbourside Gallery, Noosa (Tewantin) Marina. The small exhibition of handmade fine jewellery will

incorporate some examples of recycling old jewellery, diamonds and other stones, as well as old and modern jewellery techniques. Eight metalsmiths (silversmiths and goldsmith-jewellers) are hosting an exhibition Point at Noosa Regional Gallery until 11 December.

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Health and Lifestyle Glorious Food Fest

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he ninth Eumundi Food Fest on Sunday once again provided a showcase for local produce and foodie products. Food lovers of all ages gathered on a glorious day in a fabulous village atmosphere under the trees. Noosa Beach Classic Car Club provided the regular show’n’shine attraction. The Chamber’s Food Fest has grown to be a well-known and anticipated hinterland event and it is looking forward to its 10th anniversary next year. Photos: Alain Bouvier.

Health Matters Dealing with swimmer ear this summer With the hot weather upon us, ear infection such as the common the swimming season is here “swimmer ear”. too bringing an increase in ear infections. Ear microsuction is the modern safe way to clean ear canals using the magnified view of a surgical microscope and a small instrument attached to a suction device. It is a painless procedure and can be used for anyone with Dr Carlos Sanchez performing an blocked waxy ears, foreign bodies ear microsuction on a patient at in the ear and for those with an the Centre. GP six days per week this summer Our extended GP service is working well and we ask you to spread the word so the service can be maintained. Our GP service is now available 8.30am-5pm Mondays to Fridays and 8.30am to noon on Saturdays.

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In the Spotlight Going “over the top” for prostate research Fran Maguire Prostate cancer takes the lives of close to 3300 Australian men each year and around 20,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. Phillip Jenkins and his brother Peter boated 9500km “over the top” from Sydney to Perth to raise awareness of the disease and raise funds for research.

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hillip Jenkins is a motivated man brimming with energy and enthusiasm as he shows me around his and wife Carol’s recently acquired home. A fifth generation Western Australian, Phillip left long roots behind seeking “a change” when he and Carol relocated from a vibrant Perth suburb to acreage in Tinbeerwah early this year. Phillip’s family has a history of prostate cancer. His father David lived with the disease for 35 years and his brother Peter was diagnosed four years ago and received the “all clear” in January. The brothers were looking for an adventure with “a cause” to make it worthwhile. That, the family health history and boating backgrounds (Phillip an oceangoing sailor and Peter a power

Phillip (right) and Peter Jenkins preparing to leave Sydney.

boater), soon coalesced into “Over The Top”. Heavyweight sponsorship enabled them to meet their expedition budget of more than $400,000 and on 1 August the Honda Over The Top expedition motored out of Sydney harbour in the 8.6m “rubber ducky” Gemini Pro. The trip, Phillip says, was as much, if not more, about raising awareness of men’s health and the need and means of testing for prostate cancer, than fundraising. “I talked to people at every stop,” he says. “When we reached Darwin we’d changed enough

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lives to make it worthwhile.” Having been diagnosed with a benign tumour beside his pituitary gland (controlled by treatment), and not wanting to aggravate old injuries, Phillip says he and Carol take a proactive approach to their health. “It’s diet and exercise at whatever age. It’s one of the reasons we love living here, the fantastic produce.” It may seem obvious but Phillip says, and fans of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy will appreciate this, “Australia ‘is really big’. The vastness of Australia is aweinspiring – we went for three days out of Darwin, 1000km, without

seeing a boat.” A very different and less welcome insight Phillip gained was of our negative impacts on our landscape and waterways. On a side trip from Darwin he was shocked to learn that Kakadu National Park has a life expectancy of perhaps 10 years. “That was unexpected and tragic,” he says. With the trip over, Phillip hopes to speak about it from different perspectives: adventure, fund raising, men’s health. A director of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) since 2009 and the founder and executive chairman of the PIVoD Group until he sold his interest in 2007, he has a passionate belief in the importance of small businesses in our society and is pursuing how he might mentor on business strategy and management practice. And perhaps another adventure hovers on the horizon … Over The Top has raised $135,000 of its $200,000 target. You can contribute and find out more about the expedition at www.overthetop.com.au.

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Leaving on a jet plane Best wishes to Eumundi's Ajuma Adams who left Brisbane last week as a member of the Australian Institute of Sport Rugby League Under 18 team selected for the 2011 European tour. Twenty-six players will tour France and England for four weeks playing two games in each country. Our Association is proud to have been able to assist Ajuma with some of his costs in getting this far in his football career and we wish him every success and to his brother Mboya who is training in the Under 20s pre-season for the Melbourne Storm.

At Brisbane Airport on Tuesday 15 November.

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Bits and Pieces Keep Smiling A match made in heaven Matt Popplewell

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hear many got married on the 11/11/11. I’ve got mine booked for the 13/13/13. here is a quick flick in time to the perfect moment ...

10/10/10: The date of 10 October 2010 (10/10/10) became a widely popular date to get married because it only consists of the number 10. It is even “luckier” on the date of 10/10/10 at 10.10am or 10.10pm. The reason for this comes from the story of George Inmad who had been deaf since birth. On 10/10/1910 at 10.10pm, he was suddenly able to hear. It was a medical mystery and the only conclusion the doctors came to was that he was very lucky. From then on, it is believed that you will have good luck if you touch your ears at 10.10am or 10.10pm.

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9/9/9: No doubt about it, the nines have it. Chuck Williams said he will never forget the birthday of his third child, born 9/9/9. Nor will Mum forget Henry Michael’s arrival time – 9.09am. But they got the biggest laugh when the newborn was placed on the delivery room scales following his birth. Henry weighed 9 pounds, 9 ounces.

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Did you know? Why can’t we party every month of the year? Matt Popplewell

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ith the Verrierdale Full Moon dance having just passed, I answer why we can’t party every month. The full moon is a lunar phase occurring when the moon is on the opposite side of the earth from the sun and all three bodies are aligned in a straight line. It appears as an entire circle in the sky. The only month that can occur without a full moon is February. The world’s tidal ranges are at their maximum during the full moon when the sun, earth and moon are in line.

Eumundi's Karen Bracher (second from left) helping University of the Sunshine Coast student researchers, Michelle, Macaela and Joanne with the lucky draw offered as an incentive to locals and visitors completing a recent market survey. The draw followed a presentation by the students of their findings from their Experience Eumundi Marketing Research project.

The research was carried out during the September school holidays and surveyed 300 Eumundi market customers who were visiting over a three day period. John Maltby was the lucky winner of the draw. We wanted to know what market visitors thought of their Eumundi experience, and how aware they were of other activities in Eumundi apart from the markets. If you are a Eumundi business and are interested in what is a very informative set of results, please contact Maree Thomson on 0411 108 306.

An early visitor from Caloundra at the Experience Eumundi information tent was at the markets looking for Christmas presents for his eight grand children.

Free seminars sponsored by Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd: A free industry development workshop, Crisis Communication, will be held on Tuesday 29 November 5pm to 8.30pm at The Mantra Mooloolaba Beach. A crisis communication strategy should be an essential part of any business plan well ahead of any business crisis. Book at www.scdl.com.au. Get a fair share of $5 billion of 593 government grants, a free briefing on ten top tips for tourism businesses to learn how to access elusive government grants. The briefing will be on Wednesday 23 November from 7:30am to 9:00am at the Sebel Maroochydore. RSVP by calling 0419 229 085.

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The Experience Eumundi tent is part of the markets scene on Wednesday. Volunteers are on hand to talk to visitors and to encourage them to attend upcoming community events and activities such as the summer night markets in December and January. A strong promotional angle is Eumundi seven days a week and a message to visitors not staying long on the Coast to leave the leaflet in their hotel/apartment or with friends and family... We are on the lookout for volunteers to take a shift at the tent - two hours any Wednesday to promote our town and district. For volunteer enquiries, phone Wendy on 5442 8762.

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Environment and Outdoors Control burn at Verrierdale

Mary is beautiful Ross Clarke

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ecently the Verrierdale Rural Fire Brigade conducted a control burn of some 20 acres on Steve Butler’s property. Almost the full complement of members turned out. This caused a minor logistics problem in conveying 10 personnel to the fire ground in our three Light Attack vehicles which are regulated to a crew of two. Access was over deeply rutted swampy terrain which guaranteed at least one appliance would get bogged. It was dragged out in no

time – practice makes perfect. At the fire ground all three appliances used their full payload of 600 litres to control the burn and prevent spread to adjoining land. One vehicle was sent back to re-tank. With the heat of the fire added to the heat of the day it was important for crews to keep up their own water intake. The burn was successful in clearing an area with potential for serious wildfire. Note: the Brigade is always keen to get new members.

Kon Hepers moving wildlife out of harm’s way.

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n early April this year my wife Amy was away for the weekend so I took my kids Charlie, 9, and Coco, 7, to Deer Park at Imbil for Saturday night followed by a paddle on Yabba Creek on Sunday morning. I am not sure what came over me during the weekend but I suggested to Charlie that we should paddle the Mary River. What started as a crazy idea quickly developed into a plan or, more accurately, a part plan. We checked the maps and saw that the Mary River starts where the Mary Creek joins the Kilcoy Creek at the bottom of the Bellthorpe Ranges, west of Maleny. My father, who is 71, decided to join us, as did one of Charlie’s friends, Jack Harvison. The Mary River is about 320km long, running out into Hervey Bay just past Maryborough at River Heads. The trip took 16 days although we broke it up into mostly weekend stages. For the first part of the trip we set up base camps at places like Cambroon Camping Ground and Kenilworth Homestead. From the Traveston Dam crossing near Gympie, we carried our gear and camped on sandbanks on the bed of the river.

For the most part, the Mary River is a beautiful stream that flows between banks about 20 metres high with fast sections and rapids all the way to Tiaro just outside Maryborough. I think the highlight for the kids was learning to make a campfire and not quite knowing where we’d be able to set up camp for the night. The trip gave us a wonderful insight into one of the hidden treasures of the region. Although I may not do the whole trip again, I look forward to being dropped off somewhere like Conondale or Bells Bride (Kilkivan Road) on a Friday afternoon for a long weekend with friends canoeing and camping on the Mary.

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Nature Notes and Outdoors Indian Mynas Kon Hepers

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t has taken them just on 150 years but they have now arrived. A local resident has spotted an Indian Myna (also spelled Mynah) in Seib Road, Eumundi. These Asian birds were first released in Melbourne in 1862, presumably to assist with insect control. Later there were releases in other cities, but also in the North Queensland cane fields, probably for the same reason. Some 50 years later, Cane Toads were released with the same negative result and potential for enormous harm to our native wildlife. Indian Mynas, Acridotheres tristis, meaning gloomy or dullcoloured locust hunters, are also referred to as “Flying Cane Toads” and their spread up the East Coast seems unstoppable. Fortunately, the birds prefer an urban habitat and have not spread far inland. But in the parks and fringes of urban land they displace our native birds and small mammals from hollows and crevices, even nest-boxes, on which they rely for breeding, and our birds are no match for the highly aggressive newcomers. Mynas are in the same family as that other introduced bird pest the Common Starling and, like them, can wreak havoc on grain and fruit production. They pair for life and, depending on habitat availability, are found in single pairs or flocks up to hundreds of birds. Their greatest distribution density is Melbourne and Sydney. Until now our part of the Sunshine Coast has been Myna-free; but we are surrounded as they are in Brisbane, on Bribie and north of us in Gympie and Childers/Hervey Bay. A number of councils have developed or are establishing activities to reduce their Myna populations, mainly through trapping but of course there are considerations of humane

disposal of the trapped birds. Our Sunshine Coast Regional Council is leading the field in Queensland in addressing this problem as part of its Pest Management Program. It seeks the assistance of residents in reporting Mynas and becoming actively involved in trapping on their own properties with Councilprovided traps. For information and loan of traps, the contact is Joshua Childs; phone 0414 503 219. Personal observation: we go to Sydney twice a year and are always amused at those cheeky Mynas strutting along, much bolder than the natives. They have certainly replaced many of the native species we were used to observing in the local park. But there is one bird that is not intimidated and gives the Mynas a hard time. This stroppy native is the Noisy Miner, aka “Mickey Bird” whose numbers have increased noticeably probably due to all the plantings of Grevilleas, and they don’t need hollows for nesting.

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A very good year

This specimen of Illawarra Flame Tree dressed for red for Remembrance Day is a silent sentry for the memorial plaque for Walter Gridley, one of the 20 soldiers who died in WWI and whose sacrifice is acknowledged through the heritage-listed tree memorial in Memorial Dr and Gridley St.

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Public Notice PLACE NAME DECISION Naming of Banana Gully, Cherry Tree Creek and Lemon Tree Creek Sunshine Coast Regional Council Notice is given that the Minister for Finance, Natural Resources and The Arts has decided to name Banana Gully, Cherry Tree Creek and Lemon Tree Creek in the Regional Council of Sunshine Coast in accordance with the Place Names Act 1994. Queensland Place Name plan QPN1187 illustrating the location of Banana Gully, Cherry Tree Creek and Lemon Tree Creek, is available from the Department of Environment and Resource Management Business Centre located at Nambour Centenary Square, 52-64 Currie Street Nambour. Copies of the plan can also be downloaded from Queensland Place Names at <www.derm.qld.gov.au> Further enquiries concerning the naming of Banana Gully, Cherry Tree Creek and Lemon Tree Creek should be directed to Mr Ross Norman, Senior Spatial Information Officer of the department by telephone on (07) 5451 2252 or by email at <ross.norman@derm.qld.gov.au>

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Lessons for Life Why vinyl? Steve Sweet, Tribal Vinyl, Wed and Sat (next to Pearls for Girls)

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ather than go into an argument about why vinyl produces a superior sound than digital mediums of recorded music, I thought I would just point out a couple of other reasons to favour vinyl. Something like what has happened in the world of food has also happened in the world of music. Our modern, digital mediums for listening to music such as CD players, computer playlists and portable Mp3 players make music instantly and widely available; however, consuming music in this way can be more akin to fast food outlets than fine dining. The one area where digital music most definitely wins out is convenience, which is certainly an attractive quality

in our busy generation. However what are we sacrificing to gain this convenience? Endless playlists can make music less engaging and pushes it into the background. My challenge to the people of Eumundi is to take the time to sit down next to a quality turntable with a quality sound system and put on one of your favourite albums. Whilst it is playing, don’t try and do anything else. Just sit and listen. Look at the artwork on the front and back of the cover and let it soak in. Let it engage your mind and soul. Half way through your album, you will have to stop and pick up the music in your hands and flip it over. While it is in your hands, consider the fact that those grooves were made to vary in a manner analogous to

One of the turntables at Tribal Vinyl. Photo courtesy of Lisasista Photography.

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the variations in air pressure of the original sound. In a very real sense you are holding the actual music, as opposed to a CD which is actually a digital representation of the music. Then you will have to carefully place the needle back onto the vinyl. The whole experience is much more tactile. The very nature of vinyl encourages a much deeper engagement with the music. It demands that you attend to it. It actually needs you to be

actively involved or the process won’t work. At the same time it encourages you to listen to the album as a whole and it also has a very real piece of visual art to go with the audio art. I realise we are all very busy and finding time to enjoy this experience can be hard. But busy people tend to eat fast food more as well and I’m not judging that, but let us not pretend that it compares to the way we savour a slow cooked meal!

We're 100 years old and we're celebrating! Our Discover Eumundi building turns 100 on 2 December so we have set up a special display on the history and changes made to the building over its 100 years from church to museum to heritage and visitor centre. Included is a wedding dress and photos from long time Eumundi locals who married in the church in 1976 - can you guess who the handsome couple are? Our new Show and Share corner features favourite pieces kindly lent from a special local collection. This area will be launched 2pm on Friday 2 December with a “High Tea”. RSVP to attend, you are very welcome but men and women must wear their favourite apron! In pride of place we have our latest heritage item, a model car hand built by Lionel Arundell (1928-2011), a descendant of the first Arundell to settle in Eumundi. At 2.2m long it is quite eye catching and really worth a look. On loan for five years we are building a special platform so people can see the mechanism underneath that made it run. Descendants (pictured with the model car) Kaine Solomona, Tracey Solomon and Kevin Arundell have shared their knowledge of the construction by Lionel, modelled on a cross between a Ford and a Stutz Bearcat! Lionel reportedly said he made it from washing machines, motorbikes, cake tins, hot water systems, lawn mowers and old cash registers – welded, moulded and screwed together to make the car which is fully operational – complete with lights, fuel tank, battery and motor.

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Sports and Outdoors Carnival around the corner

Solomon wins karate gold

Good Shepherd students go pink for breast cancer

A sea of moving pink as Good Shepherd Lutheran College conducted its annual Pink Zumba fundraiser for breast cancer. More than $1500 was raised by over 150 students, staff and parents as they dressed in pink and enjoyed a vibrant morning of Zumba to raise funds for the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Foundation.

S Keira Smith with her mum Trina at a busy Eumundi Aquatic Centre. Keira has been part of the weekly stroke correction and training program for North Arm School in preparation for the school’s annual carnival on Monday 28 November.

even year old Solomon Falzon from Eumundi on the podium to receive his medal won at the KBI National Championships at Noosa for the boys kata under 10 years. Because Solomon won gold, he has been invited to participate in the KBI World Titles in June next year in Wales. Solomon trains at Karate Budokan in Noosaville.

Eumundi Tennis Club hosting Brisbane International Trophy The trophy will be at the club house on Monday 28 November at 3pm. The club has been lucky enough to be included in Tennis Queensland’s Brisbane International Trophy Tour visiting cities and towns across Queensland ahead of the new trophy launch in 2012. Juniors will play “Hot Shots” and refreshments will be served. Members of the club are pleased to be part of this statewide interactive tennis tour that allows regional communities to be involved in Queensland’s biggest tennis event, the Brisbane International. The Brisbane International has established itself second only to the Australian Open in three years of operation, with international stars such as Novak Djokovic, Sam Stosur and Justine Henin having all previously played.

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Locals Home and Abroad Italy Janie Ferguson Janie and Allan Ferguson travelled to Europe recently. Here is a glimpse of the Italy they visited.

Florence is stunning, sitting in a valley with the hills as a backdrop. It is steeped in history, a monument to the Renaissance. Florence is divided by the River Arno, across which stands the very famous Ponte Vecchio.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, completed in 1350, is built on a sandy sub-soil, the tower flouting the laws of gravity. Recent engineering intervention has decreased the lean by 38cm, and now it’s safe for the public to climb. The Tower, Duomo and Baptistry stand in The Campo dei Miracolli. All three are simply stunningly beautiful; the white of the buildings in contrast to the verdant green lawns really takes your breath away.

The Palio di Siena, a bare back horse race dating from 1283, is held each year on 2 July in honour of the Madonna of Provenzano, and on 16 August in honour of the Assumption of Mary. There are 17 Contradas (districts) from which 10 horses are chosen by the drawing of lots. They are then taken to each district for the church blessing. It is an extraordinary event: the colour, pageantry, processions, medieval costumes and the emotions of the Sienese.

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