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Hi Everyone Well what other topic could I possibly be going to write about this week then the Olympic Games. It is pretty hard even for someone who hasn’t got any athletic bone in their body to ignore all the media coverage it is receiving at the moment. Sadly I do fall into the ‘non athletic type category’ however anyone who knows me knows how much I love bright shiny objects and any kind of ‘bling’ and I am an absolute sucker for spectacular fireworks. So while I didn’t have the attention span to watch the whole of the Olympics Opening Ceremony – and I couldn’t really understand what the link between children in hospital beds and dancing nurses were at ‘the games’ it was definitely a visual spectacle – with quite a few images that had me absolutely enthralled. In this week’s edition we have

included a story about how the Olympic spirit has also inspired some of the residents at Embracia. We also have a fabulous story about one very special Embracia resident who has recently celebrated her own significant achievement – not winning a gold medal – but even better, celebrating her 100th birthday, congratulations to Toni Wood for this special achievement. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi Regards,

This Week in GCNews Local news............................................. 3-8 Tax time = spend time............................... 9 Local news......................................... 10-14 Eat, Drink, Enjoy..................................... 15 Doing business........................................ 16 Community groups................................... 18 Health Check.......................................... 19 Health beauty & wellbeing........................ 20 Living..................................................... 21 Out and about......................................... 22 Things 2 do............................................. 23 You said it............................................... 24 Elected Reps........................................... 25 Churches and community notices.............. 26 Real estate.............................................. 27 Gardening............................................... 28 Trades............................................... 29-33 Sports news....................................... 34-35 Classifieds.......................................... 36-37 Fun page................................................. 38

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GCNews Deadlines The next edition of GCNews will be August 8. Deadlines are as follows: Editorial - 12noon Friday General & trades advertising - 12noon Friday Classifieds - 12noon Monday Sports - 10.30am Monday

On the Cover In a first for the Hinterland, Peachester will host a jewellery auction later this month in aid of the Cancer Council Queensland. Pictured with the jewellery, valued at $7,500.00 that will be raffled off, is event co-ordinator Margarita Priori-Smith. Read the story on page 3.

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Discovering God in our Daily Lives, 9.30am for 10.00am - 3.00pm at the Beerwah Catholic Centre, Peachester Road, Beerwah. The Spirituality Support Group invites you to a day of reflection. Practical Spirituality - the Ignatian presented by Fr. John Reilly SJ, Director of the Ignatian Spirituality Centre Brisbane. Cost $20.00, bring own lunch to share, tea, coffee and biscuits provided. To book phone 5491 2011. Funfest at Glasshouse Country Christian College, 11.00am 4.00pm. Rides, market and craft stalls, auctions, food and drinks, entertainment. For more information, like Funfest on Facebook or phone Tina 0409 266 073. Mooloolah Performing Our Arts Off will be held at the Mooloolah Community Hall, from 5.30pm – 9.00pm. Dance at Glass House Mountains Community Hall, 7.30pm 11.30pm. NV/OT/M. Music by Commodore, $8.00 includes supper, Monte Carlo raffle and lucky door prize. Great atmosphere, all welcome. Proceeds to the community hall fund. Enquiries to Aileen 5496 9349.

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Weekend open Art Studio with artist Neville Field, 10.00am 4.00pm. Neville has reopened his art studio/gallery after extensive refurbishing, where he runs classes and workshops in lino printmaking, drawing and oil painting. 10 Ruwa Drive. Phone Neville on 0438 525 749 for other visiting times and workshop information.

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You’re invited to hear Sharon’s Story at Church on the Rise, 68 Peachester Road, Beerwah, from 5.00pm. Sharon’s life did not start well as she suffered sexual and emotional abuse from a very young age. Come and hear Sharon’s heartfelt story of how she has been able to totally rebuild her relationships with herself and others and has found forgiveness, peace, love and joy and as a result now has a beautiful and loving marriage. Separate Kids movie and craft night. Email therise@people.net. au phone 5494 0655.

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Glasshouse Country Bromeliad Society Inc meeting at Maleny Botanic Gardens, 233 Maleny Stanley River Road, Maleny. Meet in the carpark at the Gardens at 1.00pm. Numbers are required, if you would like to come please let Margaret know by Wednesday, August 1 on 5496 9601. Entry $11.00 plus $5.00 for devonshire afternoon tea.

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The Annual General Meeting of Beerwah Neighbourhood Watch, 7.30pm at Beerwah library. This will be followed by an ordinary meeting. The AGM is the most important meeting of the year, as the officers for the coming year will be elected there. All residents of Beerwah are members of Beerwah NHW unless they have opted out. The ‘Good Neighbour Award’ will be presented before the meeting.

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Hoy at 9.00am at Beerwah CWA. Prizes are groceries. Management meeting at 1.00pm with afternoon tea provided, Simpson Street, Beerwah.

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Landsborough State School Open Day, 9.30am – 10.30am. The school is inviting prospective parents, current families and community members to come and witness activities that students participate in on a typical day. BADYACC weekly fun afternoon, every Wednesday 2.30pm 4.30pm. Note: change of day and time (previously Thursdays 3.00pm - 5.00pm). BADYACC is located at the Beerwah Sportsground, adjacent to the Beerwah skatepark. Menshed gather each Wednesday 8.30am - 12.30pm. If you have a bit of time you’d like to share, meet some great blokes, learn new skills or just have a cuppa and a chat, come along to the Market Shed at the Beerwah Resource Recovery Centre, Roberts Road, Beerwah. For more information give Bob a call 0427 606 240. Catch up, craft and chatter at Beerwah CWA Hall, 7.30pm, Simpson Street, Beerwah.

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Locals will have a chance to bid for jewellery from a Brisbane auction house when Peachester hosts its first ever jewellery auction in aid of the Cancer Council Queensland later this month. In what is thought to be a first for the hinterland, the event, to be held at Peachester Hall on Sunday, August 19, is expected to showcase a wide range of quality jewellery at bargain prices. Also up for grabs is a chance to win $7,500.00 worth of jewellery in a raffle, with all proceeds to the Cancer Council Queensland.

The first prize in the raffle draw, a white gold emerald ring, is valued at $4,605.00

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The $12.00 entry fee includes a hot lunch, catered by the Peachester CWA, and bookings are essential. Event organiser and cancer survivor Margarita PrioriSmith, who has been volunteering and fundraising for Margarita Priori-Smith the Cancer Council Queensland for a number of years, said those intending to come along must book by August 12. “Seats are strictly limited, and we’re hoping for a great crowd at this event, the first of its kind for the hinterland,” Margarita said. Margarita said the event was a great opportunity for the hinterland, with similar events usually held on the coast and in more populated areas. “It’s exciting to see a jewellery auction being held locally, so I encourage locals to get behind it, and support the Cancer Council Queensland at the same time,” she said. First prize in the raffle is a 14ct white gold 1.51ct oval cut natural emerald and .13ct multi round cut diamond ring, valued at $4,605.00. Second prize is a sterling silver 2.5ct multi round cut natural emerald tennis bracelet, valued at $2,250.00, while third prize is a pair of 10ct white gold .10ct round cut diamond ear studs (value $681.00). Margarita will be outside Woolworths at the Beerwah Marketplace this Saturday, August 4 from 9.00am - 1.00pm, and at the Beerwah Supa IGA on Saturday, August 11, from 9.00am - 1.00pm, taking bookings for the event and selling raffle tickets. Bookings can also be made at Cedar House in Beerwah, the Peachester Fruit Shop or by contacting Margarita on 5494 9192 or email pcja2012@hotmail.com The jewellery raffle will be drawn on the day; however winners don’t have to be present.

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Does it annoy you when just one small word overflows onto the next line of your paragraph? When space is limited or visual effect is important, an extra line here and there makes all the difference. Apart from editing, there is an easy way to ‘lose’ that last line, and make the words fit neatly into one block of print – you can ‘squeeze’ the letters together by condensing the font spacing! Select the paragraph or line/s or words to format. Find and click on the ‘Font’ dialogue box selector on the toolbar. Select ‘Advanced’. Find the words ‘Character Spacing’ and below see the option ‘Spacing’; choose ‘Condensed ’from the drop-down menu (it also offers expanded and normal), then to the right, choose a factor for condensing. If you need very little, try 0.1 to start, click on OK, then check the paragraph effect. If you need more condensing, gradually increase until that extra word pops back up to the line above. Make sure the font is still readable – too much condensing will be noticeable or illegible. With practice, you become good at knowing approximately how much to apply. Similarly, you can expand the font spacing for changed visual effect. Have fun! For information or help, phone Gus or Kylie at Mooloolah Computers 0405 125 662.

Exciting new changes on menu at Moby Vics To locals, it shares an iconic status with the region’s pineapples and mountain peaks, but unlike it’s ageless counterparts, Moby Vics, on the Bruce Highway, is about to undergo a multimillion dollar facelift. Plans of a change of brand and massive upgrades were confirmed by the Walker family last week on the eve of the expiry of the current 25 year lease. Family spokesman Drew Walker said Shell would take over the lease of the service station, and it would be fitted out as a Coles Express outlet, and discussions are still being held with fast food outlet Hungry Jacks to operate a food outlet at the site. Mr Walker said the family, who owns the land both the service station and adjacent shops are located on, said they were very happy about the proposed changes. “The site has been looking a little bit tired in the past 12 months, so we are all looking forward to the change in ownership, and bringing it up to standard,” Drew said.

Drew said the tenants in the adjacent shops were also excited by the changes, and would continue to trade during the refurbishment of the service centre. Mark Hobbs, owner of Beefy’s, said having a new and exciting service centre would be great for the site. He said while they were expecting a significant decrease to the passing traffic during refurbishment of the service centre, he was confident that people will still stop for a Beefy’s pie. “We will continue trading during the renovations, open as per normal seven days a week, so our customers can be confident in knowing they can get their Beefy’s fix,” Mark said. Mr Walker said the current lease, held by 7-11, expires at the end of September, however they were expected to close their doors this week. He said Shell had confirmed it would take eight weeks to fit out the site, expecting to reopen by the end of November at the very latest. He confirmed the southbound site will be renovated first, followed by the northbound site.

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Our Centenarian, Toni Centenarian Toni Wood was a bit surprised by all the fuss when she celebrated her 100th birthday recently. The resident at Embracia, who admits to being a bit of a chatterbox, couldn’t quite understand why everyone, from the staff and other residents, to her relatives and local media, was so excited by her achievement.

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But it isn’t every day we get the opportunity to celebrate such a milestone achievement, we told her. So it was fitting that on July 22, the date of Toni’s 100th birthday, that Embracia pulled out all the stops with a high tea celebration to mark the grand occasion, which she shared with a host of fellow residents, relatives, friends and Embracia staff. When we asked Toni for the secret to living such a long and healthy life, she said there were none. “The only thing I can suggest is not to worry,” Toni said. “Only worry about the things you can do something about.” “Worrying about something you can’t control doesn’t help anyone,” she said. And it was a pearl of wisdom many of us could benefit from. Toni, a former relieving post mistress, had many stories to share about her colourful life. From her younger years living on a farm in Buderim with her five brothers and sister, to her adventures as a relieving post mistress, sharing one too many secrets with the locals she befriended as she travelled from town to town in the south east of the state, it was evident that Toni has enjoyed her journey through the years. And there were also the stories of her days playing sport. From tennis, golf and basketball, there’s no doubt her love of sport and physical activity has helped Toni maintain her good health, quick wit and conversation skills. Congratulations Toni, our local centenarian.

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The Olympic spirit was alive and well at Embracia last week, as residents and staff prepared themselves for the onset of Olympicmania, complete with some gold medal winning performances. From the Wheelie Walker relay to the staff Equestrian event, there was plenty of blood, sweat and tears with records broken (fortunately no bones!) and new champions declared. Pictured is the winning team in the Wheelie Walker relay, and the staff who kept everyone entertained with their own version of the Equestrian event.

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She’s a cancer survivor, a mother, a grandmother, and a step great grandmother, and now she can add the title of Calendar Girl to her list of achievements. And it’s a title that means a lot to Beerwah’s Heather Rutherford, who incidentally also celebrated her 74th birthday last week. For the past 30 years, Heather has lived with the condition called Lymphoedema, which is characterised by the swelling of limbs due to a build-up of lymphatic fluid. In Heather’s case, the diagnosis came after a battle against breast cancer. Following a mastectomy and the removal of her lymph nodes, it wasn’t until 11 years later that Heather noticed her left arm starting to swell.

“But I never gave up hope, and these days, there is just so much more information about it there’s support groups, state based associations, newsletters and ongoing research, however there is still a lot of ignorance about the condition, so I want to share my story in the hope to create awareness,” Heather said. “It’s a controllable condition, not a condition that has to control your life,” she said. For more information about Lymphoedema, visit the Queensland association’s website at www.lymphqld.org. To purchase a copy of the Calendar, give Heather a call on 5494 0554.

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So when she was presented with the opportunity to participate in a new awareness raising campaign, she jumped at the chance. Hence she became Ms January, alongside her two granddaughters, Darcie and Piper. Heather is living proof that Lymphoedema doesn’t have to be a life sentence, and she’s quick to point out that living with the condition hasn’t stopped her from leading a very full and active life. “In the early days of my diagnosis, I used to sleep with my arm elevated, I was trialling a number of different medications, and was told to walk around with my arm on my head.

Heather and her granddaughters in the Lymphoedema calendar. (Photography by Chris Morecroft) Keep an eye out for our story with another local Lymphoedea sufferer, Brianna Carrington, in coming weeks. Six year old Brianna, who developed the condition at three months of age, is also a calendar girl in the Lymphoedema Association's 'Loving Life with Lymphoedema' calendar

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New bushcare group in Beerwah Women’s social group kicks off

Last week, women of all ages and backgrounds took the opportunity to get together to celebrate the launch of the Glass House Women’s Social Group at the Glasshouse Neighbourhood Centre.

The newest community bushcare group on the Sunshine Coast is off and running and is already having some great environmental wins. The Coochin Creek Bushland Group had their second working bee recently, and the enthusiastic band of locals tackled an area of weeds near the cascades within the Coochin Creek Environmental Reserve at the back of the Woodgrove Estate, Beerwah. The group convenor, Roger Callen, said the fledgling group is already making a difference. “We’ve cleaned up rubbish and dumped garden clippings, removed weeds and are planning for some tree plantings,” he said. Supported by Sunshine Cost Council through their Community Nature Conservation program, the group is looking for new members who are interested in working to improve a beautiful and largely unknown piece of local bushland. The reserve and surrounds are home to over 60 species of birds, with a diverse range of plants and fungi. The area is an important wildlife corridor link from the Coochin Twins National Park, down behind the Beerwah High School and linking into the bushland areas south of Steve Irwin Way. They meet on the third Friday of the month for around three hours in the morning. Roger says that no particular skills are needed, just a sense of fun and a willingness to enjoy a bit of nature. “Once you get involved, there are opportunities to learn about plants, native animals and to attend free workshops put on by Council,” said Roger. If you’d like to become involved, you can contact Roger on 5494 6278.

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Community Development Worker for the Hinterland Community Development Association, Natasha Odgers said she was pleased by the level of interest and participation at the launch event. “It was so pleasing to see so many women of a variety of ages come to the launch. There were a lot of similar interests around the group and the future activities of the group will be guided by participant’s interests. We welcome anyone to come along anytime,” Natasha said. The group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 2.00pm - 3.30pm at the Glasshouse Neighbourhood Centre. Upcoming events include a talk on gardening with native plants and seed saving on August 8, and a bushwalk around the base of Mt Tibrogargan on August 22. For more information or to book, contact the Glass House Neighbourhood Centre on 5438 7000 or email admin@ghmnc.com. There is a $2.00 entry fee, and participants are encouraged to bring a plate to share. For more photos from last week’s launch event, see Out and About on page 22.

Coordinator of the new women’s social group Natasha Odgers with one of the Neighbourhood Centre volunteers, Colleen

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Putting a new spin on U.G.L.Y Well-known local Mandi Steensen is far from ugly, but she is definitely U.G.L.Y – Understanding, Generous, Likeable, You, so it’s no wonder the popular Beerwah Hotel employee has signed up for the Leukaemia Foundation’s latest fundraising initiative. Until September 3, Mandi, along with three other big-hearted bartenders from the Sunshine Coast, will get into the fundraising spirit and battle it out to become the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s 2012 U.G.L.Y. bartender of the year.

Beauty and the beasts – Mandi with some of the cockroaches in training for the cockroach races that will be held at the Beerwah Hotel this month

The competition is being held across the state in pubs, hotels, sporting clubs and RSLs, with proceeds benefiting patients and their families living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders. Mandi, who has been working at the Beerwah Hotel for the past three years, said she is passionate about the cause after her aunty was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer. “Although she is in remission now, I know others too, who have lost their battle with cancer, so I was happy to sign up for the U.G.L.Y competition to help raise awareness,” Mandi said. Mandi is already well on her way on her fundraising quest, having already raised $450.00 from a kissing booth at the Beerwah Hotel late last month, and is busy preparing for a host of unique fundraising events to be held this month, including cockroach races, an old classic car run, and an U.G.L.Y morning tea. The cockroach races, which will take on an Olympic theme, will be held every Sunday in August at the hotel from 1.00pm, with the willing competitors being kindly donated by Animal House in Beerwah. On August 12, around 15 cars from the Caboolture Regional Car Club will go on show at the venue from around 12.00noon, with some great prizes on offer from local businesses, and then the Hotel will host an U.G.L.Y Morning Tea on August 22. Tickets for this event, which includes a fashion parade by Chic Effects and raffles, are only $10.00, and are available for purchase from the Beerwah Hotel. To support Mandi in her U.G.L.Y fundraising efforts, get along to the Beerwah Hotel during August, visit the website at www.uglybartender. org.au, or give Mandi a call on 0437 777 783.

Seaworld… here we come! Thanks to Mooloolah IGA, the Leavy family of Mooloolah will be able to have a fantastic holiday at Seaworld just by purchasing their milk at the store. The Mooloolah IGA recently ran a Dairy Farmers promotion where shoppers went into a draw each time they bought a Dairy farmers milk product. And the prize was a $1,500 voucher for a family of four accommodation package at Seaworld on the Gold Coast. According to Julie Chambers, Dairy Freezer Manager at the store, they had over 600 entries. “It was a great response from local customers to a fantastic prize. And we’re thrilled that Todd and Asha Leavy have the opportunity to take their two kids to Seaworld for a week,” said Julie.

Julie Chambers handing over the $1,500 voucher to Asha, Lila, River and Todd Leavy, watched on by Ken Grant, store Manager

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Guilt free spending By Lea Parkes For the past year or two, many of us have had to relook at how we spend our money and make sure we show a greater level of frugalness and ensuring that all the bills are paid on time. If you are one of those people who have introduced ‘Austerity’ measures on the scale of the Greeks, this year when you receive your tax return cheque it might just be time to cut yourself some slack and indulge in a little bit of local retail therapy!

If you are one of those really organised types you may already have the cheque or have the money in your bank account just waiting there for you to enjoy. What are you waiting for? It is time to spend, spend, spend!! If you haven’t got around to doing your tax – what are you waiting for? If you know you are going to get a tax return, make your appointment with our local tax specialists and get the cash in your hot little hand! We have asked our local businesses what

they would recommend you indulge in and below are some of their great suggestions. Now that I have found a way to justify some guilt free shopping – the next big decision for me is how will I decide between so many great choices? MMM eyelash extensions how glamorous, new jewellery and clothes of course, a relaxing massage, a sneaky little tattoo, and yes the bathroom really needs some new tiles ... who would have ever thought spending money could be this difficult!

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See us to make sure you get the Maximum Tax Refund. Then consider how to make the most of your refund. Make it work for you! Pay off your credit card Pay outstanding bills Pay it off your home loan Put into savings account Contribute to your Super

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Impressive achievement for former Beerwah High student

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A former Beerwah State High Dux has gone on to receive a Doctor of Philosophy in the field of Polymer Chemistry. Kirsten Lawrie, who was awarded the Dux of Beerwah State High in 2001, studied science at the University of Queensland, graduating with First Class Honours in Science in 2005. After a year of travel and working, Kirsten began her PhD studies at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at the University of Queensland, where she prepared her thesis, Extreme Ultraviolet Irradiation of Poly(olefin sulphone)s: Towards Applications as EUV Lithographic Materials. Kirsten, who believes science is fun, spent time during her studies at university encouraging other students to learn more about the subject, conducting science shows on university open days. This included the Magic Science Show at the UQ 100 year celebration, something which her mother, Glasshouse resident Gloria Lawrie suggests could be attributed to her former Beerwah High chemistry teacher, Mr Bateman, who still teaches at Beerwah High today.

Great prizes on offer for Multi-draw raffle

It’s hard to believe the annual Beerwah Charity Sports Day is now less than four weeks away! This year, the major raffle running in conjunction with the Sports Day features three main prizes. They are a garden cart filled with all sorts of products, a bicycle for the kids, and thirdly, a voucher worth $450.00 from Fitness Matters of Beerwah. The holder of the ticket drawn first will have first choice of the three, the holder of the second draw a choice of two and the third drawer will receive the remaining item. Tickets are only $2.00 and are already being sold around the district. Additionally there will be a stall outside Woolies on Friday, August 3 and 10, and also on Saturday, August 18 where you can buy your tickets. And of course, tickets will be on sale on Sports Day, Saturday, August 25 at the Beerwah Sportsground, when the raffle will be drawn. This year the Beerwah Charity Sports is also on Facebook, so check us out and get all the info about the Sports Day. Programs for the day’s events are now being distributed. For further information contact Ross Lowe on 5494 6654 or Bruce Page on 5494 9557. Don’t forget, all proceeds of the day go to Cancer Council Queensland.

Open Art Studio this weekend

This weekend, August 4 - 5, artist Neville Field re-opens his Glass House Mountains art studio/ gallery after extensive refurbishing. You’re invited to meet the artist and see his colourful linoprints, paintings and artists books in this revitalised art space. Neville returned to live in SE Queensland a few years ago after 15 years in the Northern Territory. He is an experienced artist who has exhibited widely and he currently has work in exhibitions in several Australian states, the USA and Canada. In his Glass House studio he runs classes and workshops in lino printmaking, drawing and oil painting while also offering a picture framing service. Visit the studio/gallery at 10 Ruwa Drive this weekend between 10.00am - 4.00pm or call 0438 525 749 or other visiting times and workshops.

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Beerwah Caravan Park - our best kept secret? assured of a great cup of coffee and a tasty snack, and being so close to Beerwah’s town centre, all the comforts of home are within easy reach. Equally, you can relax in the peaceful serenity of a modern van park that is just a short hop, skip and jump off the main road. No traffic noise, just the sound of nature at its best. Permanent rentals are also catered for, at very reasonable prices. So if you are looking for clean, centrally located and convenient accommodation for visitors in the Glass House region, or planning a touring holiday, or simply looking for alternative long term accommodation, come and check out the facilities at Beerwah Caravan Park at Gowinta Farms. It offers the best of both worlds at a price that everyone can afford. Contact the van park at Gowinta Farms on 0488 500 728 or visit Gowinta Farms online at www.gowinta.com.au.

It’s the hinterland’s best kept secret. Beerwah’s only caravan park, surrounded by the area’s largest strawberry fields, the van park at Gowinta Farms features 56 powered caravan sites, all with concrete slabs and a separate grassed area for tents. Best of all, unlike many others, it’s also pet friendly. Centrally located to all the hinterland’s top attractions, the Beerwah Caravan Park was originally established to provide accommodation for the seasonal workers who travel to the area each year. But unlike the acres of strawberries that surround it, the caravan park is never out of season. Its excellent facilities and clean amenities are guaranteed all year round. Park features include separate mens and women’s amenities, a camp kitchen, laundry facilities, dump point and wireless internet. Plus, of course, your furry friends are also welcome. There’s also the onsite café, where you can be

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Dancer’s dream trip of a lifetime All her life, Lauren Reeves has dreamed of being a professional dancer or dance teacher, so when she heard about an opportunity to perform in the United States, she literally jumped at the chance. When 18-year-old Lauren from Glass House Mountains isn’t dancing, she is busy fundraising for what she refers to as a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Having been dancing for the past 10 years, Lauren, who has only a few more exams to sit before she becomes a qualified dance teacher, can hardly contain her excitement about her upcoming trip with her dance school. She and 16 other students from the dance school will travel to the United States in November for an intense 16 day program which covers every aspect of dance and performance, including performances at Disneyland and on a cruise ship, and workshops in Los Angeles with some of the States’ top choreographers. “I’m most looking forward to performing at Disneyland, as well as the workshops with some of the American choreographers,” Lauren said. “This is like a dream come true, a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I’m just so excited,” she said. Lauren’s mum will make the trip with her, and the pair has been busy selling raffle tickets, doing chocolate drives, and setting up a stall at the Landsborough Markets in their fundraising quest, and are grateful for the support they’ve received so far. “A number of local businesses, including Bassett Barks, Serendipity, Smiley’s, Flair Jewellery, and Cedar House Homewares, have donated prizes and money, and I am really thankful for their support,” Lauren said. So if you see Lauren around the streets in Glass House, consider buying a raffle ticket or a chocolate, and help this young dancer achieve her dream. Alternatively, if you would like to donate to her fundraising efforts or support Lauren in another way, you can email her at laurenreeves_53@hotmail.com

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From the Schools

Learning is lots of fun!

Students in Year 2/3 at Mooloolah State School had a great time in Semester 1 with an ongoing project that, unbeknown to them, pulled together many facets of the curriculum they were covering! First they had to design a toy for a young child, which would move; incorporating information about ‘push and pull forces’ and movement that they had investigated and learned in their science lessons. Designing the toys involved a good deal of imagination, research, planning and design! The students then had to find and collect recycled materials to construct their toys. Toys included trains, planes and automobiles.There were also pull along carts, a parachute, a puppet and boats! Once built, the students had loads of fun decorating and embellishing the toys to make them truly irresistible for young children. The students then learned about marketing and advertising, and scoured toy catalogues to identify the language, images and tactics that advertisers use to lure us to buy their products. This fun activity equipped the students to give their toys catchy names, and to design enticing advertising themes! They then used publishing software and created eye catching posters to promote their creations. Finally, the students created their own toy shop in their classroom, and proudly displayed their toys before presenting them to their buddy partners in ‘Mooloolah Prep’ and explaining to their young friends how the toys worked.

What a busy, fun-filled semester. Learning at Mooloolah State School is FUN!

Retirement and farewell for Sandy Reigos Beerwah State School has celebrated the 36 year teaching career of Mrs Sandy Reigos. Mrs Reigos started teaching at Beerwah State School in 1995, teaching Prep for 14 years. When asked to share some moments that she cherishes she said the Easter Bunny hunt, and her small charges acting as pirates searching each classroom in the school for gold, as well as watching her students develop talents and skills to last for life.

She has also thanked staff, parents and students for their support and friendship over the years.

Sandy pictured above with two of her past Prep students now in Year 7, Darby Langton and Sarah Lillecrapp

Beerwah State High School rewarded for teaching excellence Beerwah State High School has been recognised for its excellent Indigenous Education program. Beerwah High is a state finalist for ‘Excellence in Inclusive Education’ in recognition of its ‘Bigger Bolder Brighter’ program. ‘Bigger Bolder Brighter’ is Beerwah State High School’s flexible and individualised approach that focuses on improving outcomes for indigenous students. The ‘Bigger Bolder Brighter’ program has developed strong partnerships with outside agencies to support the development of indigenous student leadership. Organisations such as Former Origin Greats and Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience provide many resources and run activities in the school. Other government organisations such as Queensland Health have supported the school, providing grants for the running of cultural celebrations and development of indigenous student leadership. Beerwah’s indigenous students organised community events such as Beerwah High’s ‘Healing Day’ that brought Gubbi Gubbi Elders and surrounding primary school students together to participate in cultural activities. The ‘Bigger Bolder Brighter’ program has provided Indigenous student’s with more confidence in themselves.

Through targeted strategies, 76 per cent of indigenous students have improved their attendance over the past three years. The gap between indigenous and non-indigenous absences has halved. Indigenous student’s continuing to study at school in Year 10 to 12 is 23 per cent better than non-indigenous students. Beerwah High is ‘closing the gap’. Beerwah High is one of 27 state finalists for Showcase awards for excellence. The eight state winners will be announced at the Showcase Gala Dinner on Friday, October 12, each will receive a further $20,000 in development grants. The awards are judged by the Showcase Board which includes educational experts and media and industry representatives.

Former Origin Great, Allan Langer with the executive of the Indigenous Student Council • unite • inspire • succeed

Caloundra West Prep - 12

Places are still available in Prep and Year 8 for 2013. Limited places in all other year levels. Unity College is an Ecumenical College administered by Brisbane Catholic Education, which offers three phases of learning, catering for all individuals in Junior Phase P-6, Middle Phase 7-9 and Senior Phase 10-12. The college offers academic and vocational pathways including certificate courses ranging from Certificate I to IV in Fitness, Business, Justice Administration, Active Volunteering and Information Technology.

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Unity College is proud of: - The outstanding academic results with five OP1’s in 2010 and 2011 - 100% students meeting literacy and numeracy requirements in QCE - and it’s school based traineeships and apprenticeships Unity College continues to inspire students through its vibrant and exciting Arts, Music, Dance and Drama departments whilst providing opportunities for extracurricular activities including Debating, Sport, Social Justice Programs and Environmental Sustainability.

Please contact our office for more information on 5490 5777 47 Lomond Crescent, Caloundra West www.uc.qld.edu.au www.gcnews.com.au


with Lea Parkes After only a few months since opening LattE Da Cafe and Gifts owners Sandra and James are building an excellent reputation with locals and visitors. They have created everything you would expect in a great cafe, excellent coffee, fantastic food, and a welcoming atmosphere, because of the size of the venue they are also able to offer so much more. With plenty of off street parking, spacious indoor and undercover outdoor dining areas and georgous gardens which make it easy to find a private spot to relax and enjoy. There is also space to cater for larger groups and special functions. James is a qualified chef, who prides himself on creating something just a little bit different. They prepare just about everything on premises, and they’re able to create a menu to suit their dine in customers, as well as functions and off-site catering. They have already got bookings for Christmas groups, and their first wedding is booked in for December so if you are planning planning an event, call in and have a chat with them.

Rose Leigh Bush Tucker Cafe at Glenview Gardens, Glenview, is a new edition to the local food scene and word is spreading fast about this unique setting and what they have on offer. Last week we went along to check out their Friday and Saturday A la carte menu. Stepping onto the pathway entrance it was like entering a fairy wonderland with the muted lighting showcasing beautiful gardens to the background sounds of the soothing Balinese style water feature. The Restaurant owner Stephen has put together a menu which provided something for everyone’s tastes – well it definitely seemed to impress everyone I spoke with on the night. I had an entree and a main meal that were perfect and if I could have fitted it in dessert I would have gone for the Bread and Butter Pudding ... sadly I will have to make a return visit to try that one out! The Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch from Tuesday to Sunday from 8.00am and for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6.00pm.

Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or simply coffee & cake Relax on a comfy lounge surrounded by sub tropical gardens or stay warm in our main timber dining room.

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BEERWAH SURGERY 6/72 Simpson St, Beerwah

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Dr Ronald Bond Dr Paul Sargeant Dr Jennie Mitchell Dr Terry Finney Dr David Taylor Dr Conor Murphy  Urgent appointments always

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Five minutes with ….. Ben Davis

Ben, a nationally accredited computer technician, has this year launched his own business, offering a complete range of computer services to residents in the hinterland. Describe the services your business offers I offer a full range of computer services, from custom built computers, configuring home networks, internet connection, including dial-up, ADSL and wireless, along with repairs. What sets your business apart from others? I guarantee personalised service for every customer, and explain everything I do in real English, not the technical jargon that generally leaves the customer even more confused. I also offer a range of affordable rates and discounts for the elderly. Customers are the most important aspect of my business, and being a local, I am proud to be able to offer my services to the community. What experience do you have? Last year I graduated from Unity College, taking out the Principal’s Award and also the Dux Award for Information Technology. I have also done a three year school based traineeship in Information Technology, and I’ve been doing computer repairs and servicing for friends and family alongside my studies. Any other interesting highlights? It’s been great watching very satisfied customers receive their repaired computer back in a very efficient time frame. One local business was astounded when I managed to retrieve data from a complete hard drive failure, information the business could not duplicate if lost, and they have since recommended many local residents. Ben operates within the hours of 9.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Saturday every week excluding public holidays. Ring Ben today for an appointment on 0411 787 953 or email b.davis@hotmail.com.au.

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Half yearly rates notices out now

Sunshine Coast Council rates notices have started to arrive in the letterboxes and email inboxes for Sunshine Coast properties. The mail out is the first rate run of the 2012/13 financial year with rate payments due by August 17, and ratepayers can now register to receive future notices by email. Council continues to make it as convenient as possible to pay rates with a range of payment options available including online at anytime of the day through council's website by registering for MyCouncil and then Online Services, or via Bpay if registered with your financial institution; by phone using a credit card on 131 816 from anywhere in Australia; in person at any branch of Australia Post, with cash, cheque or EFTPOS; in person at one of council’s Customer Contact Centres open 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday (locations listed on the bottom of your Rate Notice); by mail using cheque or money order to Sunshine Coast Council Locked Bag 72, Sunshine Coast Mail Centre 4560. To assist with your online or over-the-phone payments please have your payment reference number from your rates notice handy. Ratepayers who cannot make payment by the due date can enter into an arrangement to pay by instalments. As long as you meet the conditions of the arrangement, council will not charge any interest on this current half-year’s rates. For rates enquiries, you can email council via rates@sunshinecoast.qld.gov. au or phone 5475 7542 between 8.15am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. For more information about your rate notice, visit council’s website at www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au www.gcnews.com.au


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Community Group Updates Beerwah Writers Launch ‘Five Minute Tales’ ‘Five Minute Tales’ is the first of a three times a year literary magazine recently launched by the Beerwah Writers' Group. Each issue will contain a number of short contributions by members of the group across a range of subjects, genres and styles. The magazine will give members the opportunity to showcase their work to the local community and it will be of particular benefit in encouraging those writers who have never or rarely had their work published previously. It will also offer the public who buy the magazine an opportunity to read and appreciate the diversity of literary talents of their local authors. We hope too that it may encourage others to join the group and to share their writing interests and experience with us. The first edition is on sale now and we hope you enjoy it as much as we have in producing it. Available at Beerwah Newsagency.

Caloundra 60 and Better Come to Caloundra 60 & Better group and participate in any of the many activities. Organised programs are designed to help you get the best out of life, put zing in your step and energise your mind. Our program is a community based organisation concerned about the health and well-being of all mature aged citizens within your region. We assist you to live life to its fullest potential, through fitness of body and mind, for example: Gentle exercise, mah jong, art classes, guest speakers, trivia, and lots more. Activities for the month of August. August 7 – $3.00 Game, August 14 – Craft (bring unfinished projects), August 21 – Discussion, August 28 – Guest Speaker Office of Fair Trading ‘How to be Consumer Wise’. Come along and join in these fun activities and meet new people. We look forward to seeing you at the Uniting Church Hall, Queen Street, Caloundra Hall, every Tuesday commencing at 9.15am to 12.00noon. Sunshine 60 & Better can help you enjoy a better quality of life through social interaction. For further information please do not hesitate to contact us on 5443 7281.

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Peachester CWA Contributed by Coral Beutel, Hon Pres With the start of the new financial year, our branch is going strong. We have honoured all our commitments and have given donations to women and children of East Timor, photography, floral art, knitting and crochet, and cooking committees, Rosies of Caloundra, Hear and Say, Flying Doctor, Young Care, QLD Cancer Fund and Ruth Fairfax Howe as well as Peachester State School’s Kitchen Garden. Our share of the money raised at our International Day with Beerwah was sent to the Addis Ababa Fistuld Hospital in Ethiopia. At our AGM all standing members were re-elected. Coral Beutel President, Joan Kropp Vice President, Margaret Ferris Secretary, Bev Wild Treasurer and International Officer Cath Howitt. The guest speaker on the day was Gordon Howitt who spoke about orienteering. With wife Cath and a stick model he made it all sound very easy and interesting. Gordon was presented with a beautiful fruit basket from the Peachester Fruit Shop. His wife Cath then went on to win the raffle – a fruit tray! Tickets are available for the jewellery auction raffle for cancer on Sunday, August 19. I have seen the jewellery prizes and they are simply gorgeous. Please register if you are coming to the auction as Peachester CWA are going to cater. Our next markets are on September 22. Anyone who would like to run the canteen, taking all the profits please ring Coral on 5494 9775.

The Glasshouse Mountains Musicians Club Contributed by Dr Michael Whiticker It was another great night for musicians and their friends at the Musos Club session at Beerwah RSL this last Thursday, July 26 with 12 acts including four new performers. Amongst our ‘fresh’ artists were Sherry Anderson, Mary Martin, Steve Steaton and Aaron Tregea. Sherry treated us with her lovely, strong voice and original songs as did Mary, who displayed a fine sensibility as a songwriter and played a beautiful old Hohner guitar which had a number of our guitar lovers salivating. It was great to see a solo instrumentalist in Aaron Tregea, who displayed impressive musicality in his guitar performance. Amongst Steve Seaton’s songs was ‘How can a poor stand such times and live’, written in 1928 by Blind Alfred Reed. Steve prefaced his performance with reference to the parts of New Orleans that were allowed to flood both in the recent floods and also those of 1929, and of course they were the poorer areas where the largely black population live. I enjoyed his song introductions taking us into the world in which the songs were created or in which he found inspiration. Peter Gawith entertained us with two songs from the O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack, including the powerful ‘Po Lazarus’ which saw him unaccompanied on the drum kit. Leanne Zadkovitch performed some beautiful originals for us including one – ‘The little things’, written for her partner who was in the audience. Other performers included Rose Palmer – who, along with Leanne we are pleased to welcome back after some months away, Glen Major and regulars Greg Bryant, Frank Moroney, Mick Od and the Merkins. I am enjoying Mick Od’s development as an artist. A new original he featured allowed his backing band, who until then hadn’t heard the song, to cook up a storm! The Merkins set featured Paul Fagan on one song as vocalist and banjo player, and included a version of ‘A whiter shade of pale’ sung beautifully by Greg. We are always welcoming new faces and I do hope to see some of you again at our next session on the second Thursday of the month at Glasshouse Sports Club. Club enquiries may be directed to Dr Michael Whiticker on 5493 0046.

Beerwah CWA News The branch annual meeting voted for Donna-Kay Donovan to remain as President. Del Davis has moved to the Treasurer position. Plans are afoot to make up ‘birthing kits’ for use by women in the countries that have no facilities (births are under the trees, in the dirt). Come along to the next CWA Meeting at 1.00pm, August 7 and be part of this muchneeded project. This is only one of the many things planned as future projects. To meet the need for the busy mums and the working women in the community, the branch are having an evening meeting for a get together and a chat. Bring along your craft and show us or you can indicate what you would like to learn. We have women available to teach a variety of things. If none of the above are what you want, we wish you to join us, so that we can enjoy your company. Try us! www.gcnews.com.au


Fitness Matters

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Fitness Matters Beerwah is offering FREE* personal training sessions when you join on any platinum membership in August. Fitness Matters believe personal training is the key to long term success. With winter coming to an end, the team at Fitness Matters want to help you get moving and get ready for the warmer weather. Obtaining the services of a personal trainer helps you get started with an achievable program. “It also helps to have someone keeping you accountable with follow up calls and texts to make sure you stay on track,” says Kirstee, one of the Fitness Matters Results Guru’s, and owner of the club. “I want to help people live a healthy lifestyle and let’s face it, we all need a push getting started sometimes. I am happy to extend this amazing offer to any new or existing member in August which means when you join or upgrade on a Platinum membership we will double your personal training sessions for the first two months, that’s a minimum of eight personal training sessions FREE*.” Don’t wait, start today and be ready for those summer days by the pool.

More than dental Going to the dentist regularly is essential to make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy and well cared for. Technology is at the stage where implants can replace missing teeth and even dentures, so now everyone has the choice to chew apples again. What many don’t realise though, is that what is happening in your mouth can affect things as diverse as neck and jaw pain, snoring, how well you sleep, and more. These are all things that the friendly team at McCloy Dental have been trained to diagnose and treat. It's as simple as ensuring you have regular dental checkups. From the complimentary cappuccino and hot chocolate to massage chairs and popular movies, you haven’t been to a dental practice until you’ve been to McCloy Dental. McCloy Dental, which is located at 95A Morayfield Road Caboolture, offers an overall whole body approach to your health and wellbeing. McCloy Dental's office hours are 8.00am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. McCloy Dental offers late appoinments by appointment only. Our friendly team can be contacted by phone on 5495 7988.

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Bowen Therapy uses gentle but purposeful moves made on muscles and connective tissue. These moves create signals within the body which affect tendons,ligaments and nerves. The treatment is very relaxing and addresses the entire body. Some conditions which Bowen Therapy can treat are: • Back pain and Sciatica • Digestive and bowel problems • Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome • Migraines and other types of headaches • Neck and shoulder problems (including frozen shoulder) • Respiratory problems and hay fever • RSI, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tennis Elbow • Ear ache and TMJ problems For appointments or enquiries please phone Tracy Colenso on 5496 9686 or 0413 779 193. Private Health Fund rebates available. Located at 47 Plantation Road, Glass House Mountains.

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Living Well Music Today With our regular columnist, local musician Dr Michael Whiticker

The art of improvisation: Part 2 Last month I began to look at the art of improvisation and it is really in jazz today where we see improvisation, some would say, at its greatest. Jazz is built on the expectation that solos will be taken and those solos are largely improvised. However, jazz solos also work within guidelines, so it could be argued that jazz improvisation is more ‘fast composition’ and less ‘in the moment’ than so called ‘free improvisation’. Does that matter? The art of improvisation varies from one musical tradition to the next. In the great Indian classical music tradition each piece of music is built on a melodic mode (raja) and a rhythmic pattern (tala), and it is the exploration of the given material ‘in the moment’ which displays the skill of the performer. It is an art form built on improvisation, yet within this tradition there are strict expectations of the mood or emotion that will be evoked by the artist. They must also adhere to a known structure: a slow presentation of the raja, developing, often over hours, into highly elaborate music which displays great technical prowess. Also their performance is based on the teaching and playing of that same raja by their master or ‘guru’. The Western jazz tradition is similar in that regard as players will develop their ‘chops’ based on a style - such as Bebop, and often a player who worked within that style - such as Charlie Parker. If the art of improvisation in music is based on styles and the work of others can there be such a thing as free musical improvisation? There can, though we will probably have to look outside the more popular jazz and world music forms to more alternative or exploratory musicians and forms. Imagine a music that is far removed from bands and orchestras, from traditional chord progressions and musical riffs. Imagine a musician that begins an improvisation by listening first of all to the ambience (or silence) around them, and takes that noise, (or lack of it) as the starting point for the improvisation they will make. Imagine this music, in tune with the environment. Sometimes all we hear is breath. Might this be true improvisation? Do have a creative musical month! Michael

Car wash for cancer Contributed by Dave Kelsey, James Mobile Car Cleaning Beerwah/Landsborough It’s always heartbreaking when you hear or read about a child diagnosed with cancer, a young mother or father, or a grandparent, and the unimaginable struggles and challenges that follow. As a new father I can’t think of more devastating news. Five families every day in Queensland are faced with this, with an average of five Queenslanders diagnosed every day with a blood disorder, leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma. These are diseases that do not discriminate, striking regardless of age, sex, size, or genetics. The Leukaemia Foundation’s 55 for 5 Challenge, in its second year, is a 55km hike over two days in the beautiful Mapleton national park, on August 18 - 19. Funds raised this year are going towards building projects in Brisbane and Townsville, to provide accommodation for families of patients undergoing treatment. After participating in the World’s Greatest Shave for the first time this year, when I heard about the hike I decided it was time to step up - literally! To raise money, my wife and myself, along with Alan Cass from James Mobile Car Cleaning Nambour, will be holding a car wash fundraiser this Sunday, August 5 at Top Gun Panel and Paint, 5 Beerwah Parade, Beerwah. Starting at 7.00am, we will also have a sausage sizzle and delicious fresh coffee for sale while you wait! Prices as follows - $10.00 for sedans, $15.00 for 4WD’s and utes, with $5.00 extra for tar removal. So please come down and say hi, have a coffee and a bite to eat, and leave with a sparkling clean car, knowing you helped make the hardest time in many Queenslanders lives just a little easier! To donate, contact Dave on 0457 804 071 or www.55for5.org.au/dave_ kelsey www.gcnews.com.au

Live & Local in August

What’s on at the … Beerwah Hotel, Beerwah Peachester RSL, Club Glasshouse, Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club Thursday, August 9 Glasshouse Muso’s Club Glasshouse Mountains Sports From 7.00pm

This will be a fantastic evening, jam packed with local aspiring musicians. Lots of solos, duos, trios and quartets will be featured on the night and of course new musicians and lovers of music are always welcome to attend.

Saturday, August 11 Sharryn Bell, Club Glass House From 7.00pm

Following on from a great night at Club Glass house in May, this singer and guitarist who plays country, rock and pop will be back to perform as part of the Club’s first birthday celebrations and will feature a three course buffet dinner - $25.00 on the night and $23.00 pp if you book and prepay.

Saturday, August 11 Beerwah’s Got Country Beerwah Hotel From 8.00pm

With a string of top 10 hits on country radio and CMC, Kristy Cox teams up with the extremely talented, three times Golden Guitar Finalist, Aleyce Simmonds to tour SA and QLD. They will perform classic hits as well as showcasing some of their own material from their current albums.

Friday, August 17 Rum’n’Roses Club Glasshouse

Rum’n’Roses are an experienced Sunshine Coast duo, Ian and Sharon Robertson with over 30 years in the industry, 12 as Rum’n’Roses. They cover a wide range of classic rock'n'roll, country, rock, and blues hits.

Thursday, August 23 Glasshouse Muso’s Club Beerwah Peachester RSL 7.00pm – 10.00pm

This will be a fantastic evening, jam packed with local aspiring musicians. Lots of solos, duos, trios and quartets will be featured on the night and of course new musicians and lovers of music are always welcome to attend.

Sunday, August 26 Laura Mitchell and The Divine Jazzmen Beerwah Hotel From 2.00pm

Laura has performed all over the world as a singer and pianist, and since calling the Sunshine Coast her home, has enthralled locals with her modern take on classic standard jazz songs from Cole Porter to Duke Ellington.

Thursday, August 30 Herman’s Hermits Beerwah Peachester RSL From 8.00pm

Yes it is the real ‘Herman’s Hermits’ the famous 1960s English band well known for their classic hits of ‘No milk today’, ‘I’m in to something good’ and ‘Mrs Brown you’ve got a lovely daughter’. Also on the night comedian Kenny Bennett will be performing. Tickets are $45.00 per head and includes a light supper.

Senior Moments Our quarterly ‘Senior Moments’ feature will be in the August 15 edition, to coincide with Seniors Week. If you offer a Seniors Discount make sure you spread the word by advertising it here. Advertising in GCNews works! Turn our senior readers into your customers To reserve your place in this feature phone Vanessa on 5438 7445 or 0402 219 533 email: advertising@gcnews.com.au AUGUST 1 2012 |

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Out and About

Wine and Cheese night

New social group launched for local women There was plenty of interest when a new social group for women was launched at the Glasshouse Neighbourhood Centre last week. Guest speaker was local author Jule Pitcher, on how to live a ‘lovely’ life. The group will meet fortnightly to share friendship and wellbeing, according to coordinator Natasha Odgers. Upcoming events include a talk on gardening with native plants, and a bushwalk around the base of Mt Tibrogargan. For more information about the group, which is open to women of all ages, see the story on page 7.

Glasshouse Country RSL – Citizens Auxiliary Committee are known for serving Friday night meals at their hall at the entrance to Glass House Mountains Township. However last weekend they put their hosting skills to the test and held a great wine and cheese tasting night which was a sold out success. The great tastes of Maleny Cheeses were complemented by some groovy sounds from a group of local musicians calling themselves ‘Who Cares’.

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Things 2 Do Funfest at Glasshouse Country Christian College Funfest is on at Glasshouse Country Christian College, Roberts Road, Beerwah from 11.00am - 4.00pm on Saturday, August 4. Funfest has something for everyone. With rides, market stalls - including plant, cake and craft stalls, auctions, great food and even better coffee, Funfest is sure to be a great family day out. We have entertainment running all day. From Alma Park Zoo critters and hula-hooping workshops to music from local acts, Super Dads and Spilt Milk, there is sure to be something to delight. Our rides this year are: Dodgem Cars, Laser Tag, Simulator, Mechanical Bull, Jumping Castle, Giant Slide, Chair-O-Plane and Tea Cup ride. All day unlimited Ride Passes are only $25.00 if pre-purchased or $32.00 if purchased on the day. Ride Bands can be pre-purchased online at www. gccc.qld.edu.au or by contacting the school on 5439 0033. We also have some amazing auction items up for grabs, over $8,000 worth of items. What a great way to grab a bargain! All proceeds go to the Glasshouse Country Christian College P&F Association. Please ‘Like’ Funfest 2012 on Facebook for further information or phone Tina on 0409 266 073.

Beerwah Kindy Open Day The Open Day will be held on Thursday, August 16 from 9.30am – 11.00am. Locals are invited along to come and see the centre in action. It is a great opportunity for parents and children to see what happens there and to familiarise themselves with the Centre. Children may be enrolled for the Year 2013 or for future years at our Open Day. Please Note: There is a cost of $10.00 to put your child’s name on our waiting list. Please bring your child’s morning tea on the day. The kindy is located at 9 Free Street, Beerwah.

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Bribe Island Gem and Fossicking Club’s Gem festival The Bribie Island Gem and Fossicking Club Annual Gem Festival will be held at Bribie Island Community Art Centre, 191 Sunderland Drive, Banksia Beach on Saturday - Sunday September 8 - 9, 8.30am - 4.00pm. There will be interesting displays and impressive exhibitions from dealers and tailgaters. • Beautiful handcrafted jewellery • Gemstones, minerals, rocks, crystals and fossils • Demonstrations • Lapidary tools and supplies • Gift ideas for all occasions • Entertainment for children • Children’s fossicking Other crafts from the Bribie Community Art Centre will be on display for sale; these will include the woodies, potters, quilters, leadlighters and painters. Free admission, barbeque and light refreshments available, off road parking.

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More local talent – and New Orleans influence It is now all systems go for the 2012 Caloundra Music Festival, with ARIA award-winner Ben Lee joining the latest list of artists for this year’s event, which festival director Richie Eyles has described “the best line-up yet.” Long-time favourite Noiseworks is also on the list, along with Ian Moss and Stonefield – and another huge addition from New Orleans is the legendary Galactic. These acts will join the previously announced The Living End, John Butler Trio, The Cat Empire, Lanie Lane, Boom Crash Opera, The Whitlams, Darren Percival, Ball Park Music, and Bustamento. Galactic joins fellow New Orlinians Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue. They will also be bringing with them special guest performers Corey Glover, from Living Colour, and Corey Henry, from the Rebirth Brass band. The festival will be held over the weekend of September 28 - 30. Tickets are available from www.caloundramusicfestival.com www.gcnews.com.au

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You Said It Letters to the Editor What's in the Spotlight Don't miss the early bird discount Take advantage of a 5% early bird discount by paying your rates by August 17. Pay using council's new Online Services where you can also view your remaining balance. Visit council’s website, register for MyCouncil and then sign up for Online Services to pay online. For more payment options see your current rates notice.

Apply for grants funding Calling all not-for-profit community groups, artists and private landholders! Council is now accepting applications for Community Grants and Regional Arts Development Fund grants. Visit council's website for details and to apply online. Applications close 1 September at 5pm.

Places and Spaces Directory If you need to hire the Nambour Show Grounds, Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex or a community hall find out when they are available from the Places and Spaces directory on council’s website. The directory is under the Facilities and Recreation tab. Wedding venues will be added later this year.

Social Inclusion Week 2012 Council invites community organisations to be part of Social Inclusion Week 2012. Get involved by hosting a stall, running a workshop, a game or activity and help the Sunshine Coast ‘collaborate, connect and celebrate’ at this inaugural event. See council’s website or call a Community Programs officer.

Look out for Encompass Look out for Encompass, council’s free magazine, in your letter box from August 18. Meet the Coast’s new Mayor and councillors, read about the 2012/13 budget and news on the latest council projects and events. If your copy hasn’t arrived by August 25, call the customer contact centre to request one.

Festive Season survey closes soon Have your say on council’s region-wide festive season program including Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Australia Day celebrations and be in the draw to win two adult season tickets to the 2012 Caloundra Music Festival. Find out how from council’s website or your local library, before entries close on August 10.

Music from the 50's, 60's and 70's Head for Russell Family Park at Montville from 2-4pm, Sunday August 12 for a free afternoon of ‘Rockin Retro’ music and entertainment from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Bring a chair and a picnic blanket! Find out more from council’s website.

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Response to Bill Morgan

The carbon tax has been set at $23.00 a tonne. I also saw this interview and disagree with your summation. I am not surprised Peter Voser choose $40.00 a tonne to factor into his project, because in his opinion the price of carbon, worldwide, will reach that figure in 30/40 years time. However he conceded that the current market price is much lower than the $23.00 a tonne fixed by the Gillard government. It is believed a market price of $15.00 a tonne is most likely, when Australia changes from a fixed price in 2015. Peter is obviously a supporter of carbon pricing, but then being the CEO of a major company doesn’t necessary make him right. What Peter said was that he believed those countries not introducing a carbon price may find it difficult to meet world standards on carbon emissions. He went on to say that this could make them uncompetitive in attracting foreign Investment. I don’t see how. Great Britain and Europe have embraced both wind and solar generators and could arguably meet world standards without adopting a carbon price. Many countries have both hydro and nuclear power generators. Technology has albeit, introduced a commercial use for thermal generation. On the subject of CO2 emissions, most of what comes out of chimney stacks is soot and sulphur dioxide. CO2 and water vapour are also present; however both are greenhouse gases and are colourless and odourless. Sulphur dioxide in our atmosphere, the bulk of which comes from volcanic eruptions, causes acid rain. CO2 actually sustains life; our flora uses the carbon (C) to survive, while animal life needs oxygen (O2) to survive. As far as the tax goes, I had a problem from day one. I believe the compensation package will fall short. Imports, which make up 75 per cent of our purchases, will become cheaper than Australian made when the carbon price bites into our own manufacturers. Australian manufacturers are, and have been for some time, hamstrung by union interference and tough IR laws, which virtually decreases the chance for productivity growth. Business will either fold or seek imported labour to fill Australian jobs because foreign workers accept productivity as part of their role. Bottom line and unless government policy changes, Australia will become uncompetitive and unemployment will rise. Colin Barry, Landsborough

Landsborough Hotel

I would like to let everyone know of the great food and service at the Landsborough Hotel. Friends and I have been having regular lunch during the week and their staff are always friendly and welcoming. We have found the food there to always be fresh, tasty and budget friendly. Great work guys, keep it up. Lisa West Mooloolah

The Glass House Sports Club

I recently received a flyer in my letterbox promoting a Thursday night meal special at the Glass House Sports Club and decided to take up their offer of a Chicken Parmi for $10.00 and their Kids Under 12 eat free (excludes rump steak special) offer. Great I thought, a nice cheap night out for my son and I. And I have never had a parmi before! So I was surprised when I ordered to be advised by the staff that ‘the kids eat free’ was not part of the deal when you ordered a special. When I told that I had seen it in their flyer, they advised that I would need to speak with the manager as the leaflet had omitted to mention that the ‘kids eat free’ deal does not come with the specials. The manager explained that it had been a misprint and that there was no way that they could afford to do this with the specials. I don’t begrudge paying for my son’s meal, however what really concerns me is that the Sports Club did not honour what they had printed on their leaflet. My understanding is that when an offer is advertised, it has to be honoured whether a misprint or not. I was also appalled by how the manager responded – it was very much a ‘not our fault, so you need to suck it up’. Clearly the club knows that there is a mistake in the flyer – so it is interesting that they still have these misleading leaflets available at the front door. Kate Prior Glass House Mountains Editor’s Note The club have advised that now that they are aware of the error on the flyer, they will put up signage at the club to reflect the correct information and have placed a Public Notice into this week's classifieds.

What a disgrace

One has to wonder why we are paying road tax, especially given the condition of the old back road from Landsborough to Beerwah. The problem is the Beerwah end of the road and what a disgrace it is. The politicians should be in an uproar over this: but have you heard any of them complaining? No, nor have I. What is it going to take: a major accident where one hits the pothole and bounces into on-coming traffic? No one seems to want to do anything, when authorities were asked the question, when would it be fixed? This was the forthcoming answer; we are waiting for the flood money to be released before we will do anything about the road. What flood money? The lot the Red Cross gave away overseas that was raised for Queenslanders? Or the money that the Bligh government blew before being disposed at the election? Come on people raise your game. P.Morris Landsborough

Thank you

Thanks to the people who stopped to help me with a young kangaroo knocked down on Old Gympie Road between Beerwah and Glass House Mountains on Monday, July 30. The young roo was still alive when I stopped, trying to get up with its mother waiting on the side of the road; it died not long after we arrived. There is now only one number to call for injured wildlife in Queensland 1300 ANIMAL (264625). A great decision to streamline the phone numbers for all the organisations associated with wildlife rescue. Shame on the person who did not take responsibility for their actions and stop to help the kangaroo and once again thank you to those who did stop to help me. Jane Connolly Beerwah www.gcnews.com.au


Place+ The focus groups working on Place+ in Beerwah are gearing up for the next phase of the project. It’s at an exciting stage as we’ll soon see the ideas presented during community consultation translated into a design for the entire area. There is a Streetscape Group with a focus specifically on the streetscape and we’ll be meeting this week to talk about the future design, look and feel for the town’s streetscape.

Old Landsborough Road There’s been a lot of council activity along Old Landsborough Road recently. New bus shelters are currently being constructed and I have been working with the design team on final aspects of the project. When complete, the shelters will feature new pull out areas for buses so traffic flow isn’t interrupted. This will make it safer for road users and provide easier access for passengers onto buses. Parts of the Old Landsborough Road have substantial pavement saturation due to heavy rainfall events over the past 12 months. Council has submitted a funding application for restoration work to the Queensland Reconstruction Authority. If the funding is approved, work will commence before the end of the financial year. Meanwhile, council’s maintenance staff will continue to monitor and keep the road in a safe condition until restoration works commence.

Bankfoot House Heritage is an area I’m particularly passionate about and it was rewarding to meet with the Friends of Bankfoot House who do a tremendous job preserving heritage in our region. For seven years I was Chair of Museum and Galleries Services Queensland and I look forward to sharing my experience and ensuring that Bankfoot House becomes an exceptional tourist destination that provides a rich cultural experience for all visitors. Contact me about Division 1 activities by calling the office on 5420 8987. or email rick.baberowski@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and don’t forget to mention your favourite secret spot on the Sunshine Coast.

From Jenny McKay Division 5 Councillor Sunshine Coast Council Mobile: 0409 450 726

Mooloolah Community Forum In July I commenced a series of community consultation sessions in Mooloolah, which focus on developing a submission to the new town plan regarding the future of Mooloolah’s town centre. The first meeting was a great success, and I was excited to see such strong enthusiasm from the community. Future meetings will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month until Christmas, from 7.30am - 8.30am at the Thunderbird Café in Mooloolah. I am also seeking to arrange a ‘meet and greet’ session with Mayor Mark Jamieson as a tie-in to these consultations.

Sunshine Coast Cemetery Plan 2012 ­2017 The plan has been released by council and was designed to respond to demand and change in our community’s demographics and expectations. In order to counteract the forecast of a potential future shortfall in burial space, the action plan focuses on land maintenance, cultural value, facility construction and efficiency targets in operations, administration and management.

Unitywater’s New Policy Are you aware of Unitywater’s new policy clarifying responsibilities for the maintenance and repair of sewerage transportation infrastructure? The new Clearing Blocked Private Sewer Pipes Policy came into effect on August 1. Visit www.unitywater.com/Blocked­sewers for more information or contact their Customer Service Centre on 1300 0 UNITY (1300 086 489). This is no longer a matter for Local Government.

Annual Kerbside Waste Collection Service Council is reviewing a proposal that funding for the collection for residents, outside of the standard waste collection service, will derive from the Divisional Infrastructure budget. I will keep you informed of any progress. I fully appreciate the value of this service to some residents and will continue to look for solutions that are affordable.

Mooloolah Performing Our Arts Off Mark your diaries for a great night of light-hearted fun at the Mooloolah Public Hall, Bray Road, Mooloolah from 5.30pm on Saturday, August 4. www.gcnews.com.au

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Community Notices Beerwah Charity Sports and Spring Carnival

Saturday, August 25 at Beerwah Charity Sports Ground. All funds raised are donated to Cancer Council Queensland. Call Bruce Page for any enquiries on 5494 9557.

Annual General Meeting

The Glasshouse Mountains Advancement Network (GMAN) will hold its Annual General Meeting on August 19 in the pleasant bush surroundings of the Glasshouse Mountains Eco Lodge, 198 Barrs Road, Glass House Mountains. The meeting will commence at 11.30am on the railway carriage deck, followed by a light lunch. Councillor Rick Baberowski will be attending and will preside over the election of the 2012 / 2013 Management Committee. You are requested to confirm your attendance for catering purposes either by phone 5438 7118 or email schnicky@ozemail.com.au

Raffle Results

Glass House Mountains Community Hall’s Saturday, July 21 Raffle for a fruit and veggie box was won by Rhonda of Glass House Mountains with ticket 44D green hearts. Glass House Country RSL Raffle Results Friday, July 20 - meat tray yellow hearts 58E Sandy. Fruit and veggie tray – red hearts 56C Ken. Fruit and veggie tray – red hearts 86C Ray. Lucky door prize – orange star 44D Ross. Congratulations winners and thanks to all for their support.

Leaping Lizards playgroup

Tuesdays 10.00am - 12.00noon (during school terms) at the Glasshouse Mountains Neighbourhood Centre (opposite the Post Office).

Cost $4.00 per family per week (the cost of a cuppa). First two visits FREE. Playgroup Queensland affiliated, children aged from birth to five years old. Activities include: inside and outside imaginative play, singing and stories, craft activities, outings and picnics. Contact Clare 0423 253 542 or come along for a visit!

National Family History Week Open Day

Genealogy Sunshine Coast would like to invite you to an open day on Saturday, August 4 9.30am – 3.00pm at the Resource Centre, Petrie Park Road, Nambour (opposite the swimming pool). A showcase of resources available to help you trace your family history awaits you, including information that is not available on the internet. Morning tea will be supplied.

Victory in the Pacific ceremony

The V.P (Victory in the Pacific) ceremony will be held at the Beerwah RSL Cenotaph on August 15, assembly at 0945hrs, service to commence at 1000hrs. All are welcome to attend.

Sunshine Coast Arthritis Support Group

The group will next meet at 12.45pm on Thursday, August 2 at the Maroochydore RSL Sub-Branch, RSL House, 106 Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore. The Guest Speaker is Caroline Probert a Physiotherapist who will talk about how physio can help your bones and joints. For more information contact Mary 5441 2259, 0403 339 057 or Jeanette 5443 7446.

Buddies Refugee Support Group

This is an independent community group that advocates for just and compassionate treatment of refugees and asylum seekers, consistent with human rights standards. Meetings are held

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Social gathering for singles

Are you single, between 50-65 years old and wanting to meet new people? Join us for regular social outings. No commitments, just an opportunity to meet new people and have fun. Call evenings only 0437 792 345.

WOEIE Festival

Where on Earth is Eudlo’s annual festival, Sunday, October 20, 12.00noon - late. Theme – vintage fair. Stalls, rides, vintage tea house, food and drinks, displays, entertainment, side show alley. If you are interested in holding a stall on the day contact Karen on 0402 117 017 or Eudlo school on 5458 0333.

Are You interested in Philosophy?

Do you wish to meet with others of a similar interest? My Name is John Pentland and I’ve been teaching philosophy for 40 years. Now retired but will mentor a Practical Philosophy study for interested people. Please contact jpent101@yahoo.com. For those who wish to know themselves, to understand better the human structure

GLASSHOUSE COUNTRY ANGLICAN CHURCH SUNDAY *Beerwah (Peachester Road) 9.00am

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Twin Peaks Drive, Beerwah 8.30am - Sunday Worship & Youth Program 10.30am - Peachester UC 1st & 3rd Sun Phone: 5494 6187 All Welcome!

Sunday, August 19 at Peachester Hall, Peachester. Viewing of jewellery and registration from 10.30am, auction commences 12.00noon. Entry including lunch only $12.00. A fundraising event for Cancer Council Queensland. Limited numbers, bookings essential, contact Margarita 5494 9192 or email pcja2012@hotmail.com. Bookings close Sunday, August 12.

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Glasshouse Country Ministers Fellowship

Since my eldest son was a baby my wife and I have owned a 4x4 wagon, and sadly the time has come for us to wave it goodbye. My son is nine now and the car is 17-years-old and everything on it is starting to let go. My head is telling me that I need to get rid of the car but my heart is not quite ready. Like the line in the movie Transformers…‘there is a magical bond between man and machine’. We have many great memories as a family that are linked with that car and it feels like we are saying goodbye to an old friend. Even though it came with its hassles – engine problems, breakdowns, and radiator leaks, we will miss seeing it waiting for us in the driveway ready to take us wherever we drove it… it reminds me of a loyal Labrador. I am getting quite sentimental here! Well, it got me thinking about how God is always there for us. It’s funny how people can come and go, cars definitely come and go… but God remains the same: constant, all-powerful, all-knowing, totally loving, just, merciful and gracious. Not one thing we do, say, think, or experience escapes his sight.

in Buderim on the 4th Sunday of the month at 11.00am at 24 King Street Buderim. Next meeting on Sunday, August 26. For further information phone 5445 3727 or 5438 2789.

Psalm 139 in the bible paints a beautiful picture of how involved God is in our lives even though we often don’t realise it or think of it. Another bible verse… Deuteronomy 31 verse 6 says: ‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.’ Now, this can either freak us out to consider this or (hopefully) provide an incredible peace that God is with us always. The thing with relationships is we need to respond to the other person, we can’t just take, take, take and take. We must give back too. Otherwise the relationship is just one-way and won’t last. Now if God truly is with us always and loves us dearly like the bible says… what are we doing to respond to him? Do we acknowledge him in our lives? Do we talk to him and listen to what he is saying to us (prayer)? Are we living our lives in a way that honours God? Let’s consider this as we do what we do this week and hopefully we can have a great relationship with the best ‘old friend’ in the universe.

Rev. Ken Goodger - 5491 1866 Local contact Br. John 5439 9130

Glasshouse Country Baptist Church 58 Roberts Rd, Beerwah

Invites you to our Sunday services at 9.00am Enquiries phone 5494 6354

CATHOLIC WEEKEND MASSES

Saturday 6pm: Peachester Rd, Beerwah 5493 0967 Sunday 7am: Caloundra St, Landsborough 5494 8896 Sunday 5.30pm: Mooloolah Hall, Bray Rd 5494 7240

GLASSHOUSE COMMUNITY CHURCH Pastor Brendan Edwards

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Real Estate and Financial Guide Housing industry welcomes review

The voice of the residential building industry, the Housing Industry Association (HIA), has welcomed the announcement by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) that it will convene an inquiry into the cost of construction. “The housing industry is supportive of a thorough review of the costs associated with construction,” said HIA Managing Director Shane Goodwin. “The high costs of construction, whether due to excess taxation on new housing or the myriad of red and green tape, impacts on housing affordability for Australians.” “The housing industry is particularly pleased to see the very broad scope of the Terms of Reference for the review, which we believe will give the expert panel valuable insights into the problems facing the industry and hopefully will be the source of some good policy recommendations.”

Red tape costs slashed for pool owners Pool owners who upgrade or repair their pool barriers will no longer need to submit a building application, saving both time and money. Previously, pool owners had to submit a building application for any fencing works for a pool barrier involving more than five metres of fence or more than six fence posts. Under the changes, these jobs are able to be inspected by a pool safety inspector, saving pool owners between $350.00 and $900.00. There are a range of repairs and maintenance that pool owners could do without supervision, for example replacing only two fence posts, however, where a pool owner is planning more extensive upgrades, a pool safety inspector will need to be engaged before the work begins.

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Change the one constant in local markets The Australian property and lending markets continue to be the centre of attention in economic analysis, media headlines and dinner party conversation. Will interest rates rise or stay on hold in the short to long term? Is a fixed rate loan now a viable option? Where are property prices headed? Will spring, with the Federal election behind us, see strong property market results across the country?

The Reserve Bank held interest rates steady this month and many predictions are that rates will stay at their current level for at least the next few months. However, banks are becoming increasingly vocal about the rising cost of accessing funds internationally and the possible need to change rates outside of any decisions by the RBA, probably after the Federal election. Having said that, fixed rate home loans are now back on the radar for many home-owners, with several lenders having dropped their fixed rates in recent weeks, which may make them attractive again for those with new or existing mortgages.

While there is an element of uncertainty with many and varied views across the media, there are plenty of opportunities for Australian home owners and those looking to enter the market, either as a first home After overwhelming dominance by buyer or investor. www.gcnews.com.au

the four major lenders in the past few years as a result of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), competition in the lending market is now starting to hot up, with more specials and discounts on offer. Non-bank lenders are starting to reassert themselves in the market as viable alternatives, and, coupled with growing competition, we are seeing more and more positive changes in credit policies, rates and fees across the different lenders.There is much to consider to ensure that decisions you make now in this climate of change set you on the right path for the coming years. The home loan and property purchasing decisions of your work

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Steer clear of magpies as they protect chicks With magpie swooping season just around the corner, the Environment and Heritage Protection Department (EHP) is urging us to be on our guards. EHP Wildlife Management Director Dr Ashley Bunce said a few simple actions could help people avoid or minimise the chances of injury from a magpie. "The magpie breeding season starts in July, peaking from August to October," Dr Bunce said. "During the breeding season, it’s best to stay well clear of areas where magpies are known to be swooping, and particularly avoid the nesting tree. "If you can’t avoid the area, move through it quickly, but don't run. Be 'magpie-smart' and wear a hat and sunglasses or carry an umbrella. Cyclists should dismount and walk through the territory to avoid the risk of injury from a fall or collision. "Cyclists have found it helpful to attach large cable ties to the back of their helmet. "Mums and dads should make sure their children are magpie-smart when going outdoors," he said. Magpies only swoop as a way of protecting their nests and young chicks – so really, they are just being good parents. Dr Bunce said it was important to remember that not all magpies swooped, and they only did so while chicks were in the nest, to drive away potential threats. "Most swooping is by the male magpie and almost entirely in the magpie 'defence zone' - the area around the nest tree," he said. "The male magpie's aim is to drive the perceived intruder away from the nest, not to cause injury. The swooping nearly always stops once you leave the area. "Remember that birds that swoop will only do so for about six to eight weeks of the year." EHP does not remove magpies, but in some situations licensed contractors will perform this service – please call 1300 130 372 for details.

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I just love these colder months in the garden! Not only do I get the wonderful experience of soaking up the warm sunshine on cool days but I get an abundance of harvest with minimal problems. This past month has seen a bountiful harvest of cauliflowers, broccoli, cabbage, choko, silverbeet, peas and spring onions. Not to mention bunches of bananas, juicy oranges and loads of lemons. What’s more is that this coming month is promising to deliver a bounty of juicy strawberries to my garden. Depending on your garden aspect, planting time and variety, many of you may have already been treated to these sweet delights, but mine are only just beginning to form and as a family we are all eagerly anticipating these fresh delights. Consistent watering that avoids wetting the leaves and a good feed at flowering time will ensure a long harvesting period and plump, sweet strawberries. I know from previous years that whilst in the first month the strawberries don’t quite make it from the garden as they are eaten fresh from the patch, however after that first month we end up with an oversupply. A few years back I learnt how easy it is to make strawberry jam to put the excess strawberries to good use and now the sweet smell of strawberry jam being cooked is an annual experience in my home. So now I’ll pass on the recipe that I was told of by my friend’s mother and encourage everyone to have a go, it is worth the effort in so many ways. There are numerous ways to help the jam set, however by using Jamsetta, the following method eliminates many potential pitfalls.

1.5 kg strawberries 1/4 cup water 4 tablespoons lemon juice 50g packet Jamsetta (usually found near the cake decorating section) 1.5kg granulated sugar (warmed by placing in an oven at 150˚C) 1. Wash, drain and hull the strawberries and place them in a large saucepan with the water and lemon juice and cook gently, uncovered until strawberries are soft. 2. Add the Jamsetta and warmed sugar, and heat gently until dissolved, stirring constantly. Bring it to the boil and boil vigorously for 5-10 minutes stirring occasionally. A knob of butter added to the jam while cooking helps prevent froth forming on top of the jam during bottling. 3. To check if it sets, place a teaspoon of jam on a pre-chilled plate and place it in the freezer. After 30 seconds run your finger through the jam, if set, the jam will crinkle. If not set, return to boil for another 3 minutes and test again. 4. Remove the jam from the heat and allow to stand for 10 minutes, and then pour into sterilised, warm, dry jars. I use tin lidded jars and have them washed, rinsed and standing in a warm oven prior to cooking. I hope everyone gets at least a taste of a freshly picked organic strawberry this month, or better still many jars of their own homemade strawberry jam. Until next month in ‘Get Up and Grow’…

National Tree Day activities Last Friday, Glenview State School got into the swing of National Tree Day with a planting exercise involving lots of the students. Helped by Simon Smith from Go Green Rainforest Nursery – who donated all the plants – the students planted, fertilised and watered over 180 plants of varying types, sizes and varieties.

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Mooloolah Soccer Club Contributed by Sian Mountney

The U10 Mooloolah Falcons at Quad Park on Sunday. The boys got to run on with the Sunshine Fire team and then play on the pitch at half time. They were invited into the change room after the game and got autographs from the team - a wonderful experience for them! Mooloolah Kingfishers 2 Buddina Barracudas 3 Mooloolah Rosellas FORFEIT Buddina Bluerays Mooloolah Wrens 1 Buddina Swordfish 5 Mooloolah Ravens 2 Pacific Pythons 2 Mooloolah Galahs 2 Buddina Stingrays 11 Mooloolah Lorikeets 1 Immanuel Piranhas 1 Mooloolah Kites 0 Nambour White Lions 4 Mooloolah Stormbirds 2 Unity Pythons 3 Mooloolah Falcons 2 Unity Vipers 4 Mooloolah Magpies 0 Great White Sharks 2 Mooloolah Kookaburras 2 Pacific Sea Horses 0 Mooloolah Condors 9 Caloundra White 0 Mooloolah United 5 SCCF La Calle 2 Mooloolah Ladies 2 Caloundra Ladies 4 Mooloolah 2FAT BYE

Glasshouse Country Bowls Club Contributed by Trevor Bertram

The monthly Two Bowls Triples last Monday was won by G Cox, R Williams and H Sanderson (Past Presidents’ Team) with a 2 + 36 and the runnersup were Rae Farrell, Kerry Capern and Jan Lawson with a 2 + 34. In third place, with a highest score off the card of 27, was the team of Phil Siggers, Ron Wilson and Millie Margaret Lehmann (sub for Monika Duff), Anne Howard and Ann White. 2012 Ladies’ Triples Freshwater. Club Competition Champions The Final of the Narangba. Next week, August 4, there will be no 2012 Ladies’ Triples Club Certified Competition ‘home games’ with all Divisions playing ‘away’. was played last Wednesday. Congratulations to Div 1 at Solander Lake, Div 4 at Caboolture Margaret Lehmann (substituting for Monika Duff), Lakes and Div 5 will be at Caboolture Lakes. Anne Howard and Ann White who defeated the team of Di Sutherland, Liz Little and Kate White. On Sunday we hosted the 2012 Caboolture In the social games, Grahame Young and Di Hunt District Champion of Champion Men’s Fours. 28 def Darryl Kull and Chris Freshwater 12, Max Our Glasshouse Country 2012 Men’s Fours Viterale and Stewie Wilson 29 def Gary Lehmann Champions, Col Allen, Robbie Dean, Bill and John McSwain 21 and Dalija Wells, Di Tumbridge and Terry Little won the first round in Garland and Joan Wilson drew with Margaret the morning and then defeated Donnybrook 28 Beasley, Noelle Dean and Marleen Bertram on 22 to 12 in the Semi-final in the afternoon. Bribie points. Island defeated Beachmere 20 to 8 to also reach the Final. As a result, Glasshouse will play Bribie Thursday morning’s Open Pairs was won by Brian Island in the Final at Bongaree on August 12. Saunders and Graham Turton with 2 + 48 and Congratulations to Terry and his team on a great the runners-up were Chris Tatchell (visitor) and achievement and best wishes for the District Ann White with 2 + 44. There was no trophy for Final. the afternoon game due to insufficient players. Coming Events The Third Round of the Pennant Competition on Saturday resulted in Division 1 being defeated by Police Day/IONA Challenge - 1.00pm, Sunday, Beachmere 73 to 37, Div 4 being defeated by August 5. Club selected Triples or Fours Caboolture Memorial 53 to 29 and Div 5 having (sponsored by Terry and Liz Little, and Brian and their third successive win 43 to 41 against Nola Chapman).

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which runs in conjunction with the Beerwah Charity Sports & Spring Carnival. The Super Strawberry Champion will be announced at the Charity Sports on Saturday, August 25 at Beerwah Sports Ground.

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Super Strawberry competitors came up with some more fairly light-weight entries this week. The winning strawberry, entered by Robyn Horsfall, weighed in at 125 grams. Congratulations to Robyn for bringing it in, and she wins the weekly six-pack from Beerwah Hotel. Strawberry growers tell us that the season is against them, and we are certainly not seeing as many potential champions this year. So we are still waiting for the big one! Round 5 will close at 5.00pm on Friday, August 3 at the Coochin Creek Fruitgrowers' Co-op. Thanks to the Co-op for looking after the Super Strawberry again this year, and to Beerwah Hotel for sponsoring this annual competition

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Beerwah Bulldogs Contributed by Dean Roberts

A Grade Hosted Nambour at Beerwah on Saturday and the Crushers came ready to play and were on fire to rack up 22 points to nil by half time. The home team competed in the second half but still could not get across the stripe and allowed Nambour to score three more converted tries to go down 40-0. Our Women’s Team threw everything they had against the 2nd placed Burleigh Heads side in what was a great game of footy but was the visitor’s defence held strong and won the game 20-0. Next Saturday are the last home games for the seniors with Under 18’s planned for 2pm, A Grade 3.30pm and the Women at 5.15pm. Caloundra RSL A Grade Cup Nambour Crushers 40 (Scott Miller 2, Joel Thorogood 1, Stuart McKenzie 1, Kev Campbell 1, Dan Sagigi 1, Mitch Ward 1 – Tries)(Daniel Brook 4, Mitch Ward 2 – Goals) def Beerwah Bulldogs 0 (Nil – Tries)(Nil – Goals) BDWRL Burleigh Heads 20 beat Beerwah 0 Anyone wanting to become involved in the club either in the way of playing, volunteering or sponsorship are encouraged to contact President Dean Roberts on 0418 816 605 to discuss.

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Glasshouse Ponyclub Contributed by Kelly Wall Well done to all the Glasshouse Ponyclub riders who participated in our 1st LJ Hooker Jump Day on the Saturday, July 28. Over 90 riders jumped in individual jump courses from 20cm height to over 1metre. Thank you to Kim Micheal, Natalie Taylor and Scott Hull our jump course designers, who designed fun and challenging courses for kids aged from four years to adults. Everyone had a fantastic fun day, whether it was their first time and having ago to the experienced. A BIG thank you to Scott Hull the principal of Caloundra LJ HOOKER for making the day possible. Our Glasshouse Ponyclub members results were: Sasha Norton - 1st overall 50cm, Amy Clancy -1st Overall 60cm, Samantha Lupton - 3rd Overall 60cm, Courtney Sinclair - 1st overall 70cm, Aiden Pearson - 1st overall 80cm, Belinda Short - 3rd Overall 80cm, Chelsea Davis -1st Overall 1 metre. Aiden Pearson Overall Champion, Chelsea Davis Overall Club champion. And a big thank you to all our volunteer judges, pencillers, gate stewards and lovely ladies in the canteen they made the day run smoothly and we received lots of compliments.

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Champions Aiden Pearson with his horse Lily and Chelsea Davis with her horse Tommy and their champion rugs (with little horse helper and rider Mia Taylor)

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The Glasshouse Hinterland AFC Contributed by Kelly McCombe

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The club held a successful and fun night of Trivia last week with the overall winner being the table of the Piston Broke crew. An enjoyable night was had by all and with the support of our local business houses we were able to cover our lighting bill. The GHAFL would like to thank the following for their wonderful support; Sweet Crust Bakery, Coochin Creek CoOp, Glasshouse Newsagency, Sassy Nails & Beauty, GMH Services, Glass House Pharmacy, Landsborough Post Office, Savage Landscape Supplies, Beerwah Newsagency, Beerwah Chemist, Maleny Swiss Bakery, and Colin James Fine Foods from Maleny, Maleny's Rosetta Bookstore, Maleny Town & Country, Ferns & Fronds Nursery, and Arnott’s. Without their assistance we would not have been able to raise as much money as we did.

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Mooloolah Valley Bowls Club Contributed by Judy Walker

Tuesday, July 24 - winners Bob Patten, Lloyd Walker and Ede Clark. Friday, July 27 - winners were Lloyd and Judy Walker, 2nd Mark Everest and Eric Wood and 3rd Natty Cook and Darren Black. Saturday, July 28 - winners Ray Bryant, Rosemary Roderick, Judy Walker and Stuart Earle.

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ARIES March 21 – April 20 Try and not get too involved with those you work closely with. A desire to break free from the general routine will now be quite strong. A pay rise can come to you as quite a surprise. Travel at the weekend will be enjoyable. You will find relationships with a friend will be inspiring, but you may clash with an authority figure. Try your best to avert arguments. TAURUS April 21 – May 21 There can be a few changes happening in your personal life, as well as your work. A promotion or transfer can be quite unexpected. You will be able to make a good impression on those in authority. This can be a very lucky period for you. Starting a new hobby or business can go very well. GEMINI May 22 – June 21 This can be a very important point in your life. The main thing is to make sure you know what you want before making decisions. There can be new opportunities that can come out of the blue. A new job offer can work out very well. A short holiday will be enjoyable. A change of car is likely. CANCER June 22 – July 22 This can be a very unsettled time. You may look at a new lifestyle, career and home. Even though the desire is to change your life try and not be too hasty, think things over carefully before making the decision. Money can come to you unexpectedly. Plans for travel can be made.

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3. An old Irish farmer's dog goes missing and he's inconsolable. His wife says "why don't you put an advert in the paper?" He does, but two weeks later the dog is still missing. "What did you put in the paper?" his wife asks. "Here boy," he replies. 4. An American tourist asks an Irish dive master: "Why do scuba divers always fall backwards off their boats?" To which the Irishman replies: "If they fell forwards, they'd still be in the boat." Chris Bell, Beerwah

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Every Tuesday from 6pm

COMEDY TRIVIA Every Thursday from 8pm

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Fresh Australian barramundi, grilled, served on mash potato with Asian spanner crab salad, lime beurre blanc & salsa (gluten free)

Friday 3rd from 8pm

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Saturday 4th from 8pm

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Canadian Club. 6x375ml Cans.

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Spend $40 or more on any Bundy product and receive a branded NRL football. While stocks last.

Bundaberg Original or Red 100 Proof 6.3%. 4x275ml Bottles.

Russian Standard Vodka. 700ml.

BONUS

Russian Standard ‘Beanie with Earphones’ with every 700ml Russian Standard Vodka purchase. While stocks last.

Carlton Mid.

30x375ml Cans.

1299 ea

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Jacob’s Creek Reserve, Brancott Estate Wines or Riccadonna Asti. 750ml.

Bottlemart supports the responsible service of alcohol.

Beerwah Cellars - Beerwah Shop 11, Beerwah Marketplace Peachester Rd Tel 5494 0477 Beerwah Drive thru - Beerwah Mawhinney Street Tel 5494 0555 Glass House Cellars - Glass House Mountain Shop 5, 9 Bruce Parade Tel 5493 0188

Mooloolah Cellars - Mooloolah Shop 3, 2 Jones Street Tel 5494 7320 Palmwoods Cellars - Palmwoods Shop 5, 18-20 Margaret Street Tel 5445 9266 Palmwoods Drive Thru - Palmwoods 28 Main Street Tel 5445 9003

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Beer specials available from Wednesday August 1st, 2012 until Tuesday August 7th, 2012. All other specials available until Tuesday August 14th, 2012. Images are for illustrative purposes only. Specials available only in the state of Queensland. Beer prices may vary in country and far North Queensland. Different pack sizes and variants may not be available in all stores.

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Ettamogah Pub open 7 days from 9am. Bottleshop open 7 days, Sunday to Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday & Saturday 10am - 7.30pm

Bottleshop specials available for 14 days or while stocks last.

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Midori 500ml

XXXX Bitter Cans 30 x 375ml

Banrock Station Range 750ml

Jim Beam Black & Cola Cans 4 x 375ml

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Edition 1 August 2012  

Glasshouse Country News Edition - 1 August 2012

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