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Hi Everyone Well with now only days to go until the local government election, I have to say I am really looking forward to seeing the final result. While I think it was great that Councillor Anna gave our community plenty of notice on her intentions, I am not sure if it might have extended the Division 1 election campaign out a whole year! And whether having so much time may have contributed to some of the dirty tactics and bad behaviour that has been seen during the past couple of weeks. Initially it seemed that the guidelines for election signage were being followed, however once some of the Mayoral candidates started blatantly flouting the rules, election signage seemed to be placed anywhere and everywhere. We then heard claims of election signs being stolen and defaced which was followed up by the

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automated phone calls which were presented as a phone poll, but was really just an underhanded way for someone to undermine candidates. I reckon I am not the only one who right about now will be thinking – bring on Election Day and let’s move on. Regards,

This Week in GCNews Local news............................................. 3-9 Doing business........................................ 10 2012 Local Election................................. 12 Community groups.............................. 14-15 Churches and community notices.............. 16 You said it.......................................... 18-19 Health beauty & wellbeing........................ 20 Living..................................................... 21 Out and about......................................... 22 Things 2 do............................................. 23 Gardening............................................... 24 Real estate.............................................. 25 Competition............................................ 25 Trades............................................... 26-30 Sports news....................................... 30-31 Classifieds.......................................... 32-33 Fun page................................................. 34

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On the Cover If you haven’t made up your mind who to vote for this Saturday, check out page 12, where Division 1 candidates have their final chance to put forward their case for your vote.

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Auditions for Teghan’s performance team at Peachester Hall, 4.00pm - 5.30pm. The auditions are free and open to all nine years +. Please phone 5494 9192 for bookings or enquiries. Glass House Legacy Laurel Club Monthly Meeting 10.30am Bowls Club Glass House.

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THURSDAY

Conservation Conversation – Save the Frogs with guest speaker JeanMarc Hero from Griffith University, 5.30pm at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital conference room. Gold coin donation. RSVP media@ australiazoo.com.au Karaoke and pool competition at Beerwah Hotel from 8.00pm.

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5.00pm sunset cruise at Mooloolaba Wharf, meals and drinks $30.00 p.p. Tickets available by phoning 5496 9223. Proceeds for Welfare Beerwah and Peachester RSL. DJ Toxic at Beerwah Hotel from 8.00pm.

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Peachester Mothers Day Market will be held from 9.00am 5.00pm. There will be plants, jams, cakes and lots more. If you would like to book a site contact 5494 9521. Markets at Mooloolah Public Hall. Variety of stalls and sausage sizzle. Table bookings phone 5494 7212 or 5494 7793. Fundraiser for the Hall. No Standing performing at Beerwah Hotel from 8.00pm.

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Council campaign gets dirty By Kylie Wyer The final weeks of the local government election campaign have turned ugly, with dirty tactics overshadowing candidates’ final pitch for the ratepayers vote in Division 1. Early last week, GCNews was made aware of many calls made to ratepayers in Division 1, from Landsborough to Mt Mellum and Beerburrum, who reported receiving automated phone polling calls from an overseas location. The phone call claimed to be a poll on council voting intentions, and then proceeded to make misleading comments about at least two of the Division 1 candidates. Following news of the phone poll, Rick Baberowski, who was targeted in the call, with an implication that he had given himself an award while working for council, has refuted the claim, calling it a “stunningly low anonymous smear campaign.” He said the allegation made in the call is shocking, absurb and false. He said the award he received (Gallery and Museums Achievement Award), for individual achievement in the museum and galleries sector, was awarded by the GAMAA advisory committee and overseen by a separate panel of five judges, neither of which he is involved with. (For more details about the judging see story Page 6). Rick said he was incredibly disappointed that someone with aspirations of community representation would go anywhere near this type of behaviour, but said he would get on with his

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campaigning, continuing to supply the ratepayers of Division 1 with good quality information. “I’ll trust the community on this one, I’m sure they can see through this type of smear campaign,” he said. Another candidate also targeted in the phone poll was Bob McLean. Bob said he had received calls from supporters who had received the calls, who were shocked by it. “But I don’t need to get involved in that sort of rubbish,” Bob said. “I won’t be wasting my energy on it, my focus is on continuing to run my campaign right up to election day.” The three other candidates, Rhys Reynolds, Ann Ross and Steve Attrill, also expressed their disappointment and disgust that someone had stooped so low. “We’ve all been sent guidelines on what is appropriate behaviour and standards, but it seems like it is all open slather at the moment,” said Ann Ross. Rhys Reynolds said he thought it was ridiculous, and looked to be the actions of an experienced campaigner. “If that is the means they will go to when campaigning, we don’t need them in office,” he said. Steve Attrill said while he and Rick had a run in previously, he was not involved in the smear campaign, saying negative politics didn’t benefit anyone. The smear campaign follows recent reports of stolen and vandalised corflutes, with some candidates saying they’ve resorted to setting up and pulling down their corflutes daily. Continued page 7

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I am often asked who I believe is best placed to take over my role as Division 1 Councillor. There are several good candidates but on April 28th I will be supporting Bob McLean. Bob has life experience, is a proven leader, strong enough to fight for our region and above all a heart for our community. Bob McLean understands all of the projects yet to be delivered, has studied the documents endorsed by council and has driven the Division with me to have a hands on approach to delivering the planned infrastructure. Bob’s experience will ensure our region will not be forgotten long after I step down from office on April 28, 2012. Cr Anna Grosskreutz Division 1 Sunshine Coast Regional Council Social Policy Portfolio, Culture and Heritage Portfolio & Chair of the Housing Affordability Taskforce. Representing 25 communities nestled between the Glasshouse Country Region and Kawana Forest.

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Anzac Day in Glasshouse Country Dawn Service:

Landsborough 0415hrs - Assemble for Dawn Service at RSL Park, Cribb Street Landsborough, 0428hrs service following, service a Gunfire breakfast at the Sports and Recreation Association premises at Tunnel Ridge Road Landsborough. Beerwah 0415hrs - Dawn Service march will form at the Club Car Park on Beerwah Parade side, 0425hrs - The march will commence 0428hrs - Dawn Service from 0700hrs - Until 0830hrs. Breakfast will be served.

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Landsborough 0845hrs assemble at Cribb Street in front of the Memorial laying of wreaths, then march to Landsborough Community Hall for the service at 0900hrs. Light refreshments will be available at the Hall provided by the Citizen’s Auxiliary. Beerwah 0900hrs - The Club will be closed at 0900hrs for preparation of main service. 0910hrs - The march for the main service will form up at the corner of Free and Mawhinney Streets. 0930hrs - March will commence, bring along a hat and water to drink if the weather is hot. Vintage cars will be available for the older veterans. If there are any inquiries, please contact the Beerwah Peachester Sub-Branch on 5494 0278 or the Club on 5494 0289. Glass House Mountains 1125hrs assemble at corners of Coonowrin Road and Gardner Street for the march to Glasshouse Community Hall Service, followed by light refreshments to be served at the RSL Club rooms Reed Street Glass House Mountains.

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Cross Dedication service

This is the first year the cross dedication service will be included as part of this year’s Anzac Day service. It will be held at 1300hrs at the Cenotaph at the front of Glass House Country RSL, giving locals the opportunity to make a personal dedication to individual servicemen/ women. Crosses can be purchased from the RSL on the day for $5.00, alternatively phone 5438 7777 (office answering machine). The service person’s name can be written on the front of the cross, and a message on the back of the cross. On the front of the cross is a poppy, a symbol of life given in the service of one’s country. The Beerwah/Peachester RSL also have a cross service in the walkway to the Drop Inn Centre on Remembrance.

The lighter side of war

A special thanks to Glass House local Greg Howard, who has shared with us these original drawings done by his father Laurie Howard while on active duty in the RAAF in Papua New Guinea during WWII.

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The Glass House Country RSL sub branch have assisted the 8/9 RAR (Royal Australian Regiment) who is currently serving in Afghanistan by purchasing boxing equipment which has been sent over to them, so they can have a boxing match on Anzac Day. The intention is to have a live link back to the members in Glass House at approximately 1400hrs.

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Ross went over to Vietnam when called up for active service in 1966, and despite losing close mates and being badly wounded himself, Ross was one of 20 Karanne Drive, Mooloolah (next to Medical Centre) the lucky ones to return home alive from active service in 1968. He said when he was called up for National Service, he felt like he’d won the Ross on duty in Vietnam Phone 5494 7011 lottery. “A common misconception about national service in Vietnam was that it was compulsory, but it wasn’t,” Ross said. “A lot of men simply didn’t have the guts lub to tell their family they didn’t want to go.” yC t i un But not Ross. mm o A proud man, proud to represent his country, Ross went on to spend 30 years C ur in honorary positions with the Royal Australian Regiment after serving in Yo Glass House Mountains Best Kept Secret! Vietnam, before retiring and returning to Glass House Mountains a decade ago. Ross usually makes the trip down to Enoggera to attend the Royal Australian Regiment’s Anzac Day service, but this year, he’ll attend his first Glasshouse event, something he says he is looking forward to, despite the sorrow the day NEXT MONTH always evokes for him. Ross will be lucky to be there, following a near fatal accident on his property Lunch Wed to Sun COUNTRY & WESTERN last year, when his restored ’49 Ferguson tractor rolled on top of him. 12noon 2pm NIGHT - May 26th Ross says he was saved by his mobile phone, which miraculously remained Dinner Wed to Sat Entertainment by in his shirt pocket, despite numerous puncture wounds, a shattered shoulder blade and nine fractured ribs. He managed to dial 000, and after convincing 6pm – 8pm Sharryn Bell the operator it wasn’t a hoax call, Ross had his second lucky escape. 3 course Ozzie Buffet Today, Ross is as fit, and proud, as ever. And he’s even managed to rebuild his Ferguson tractor again, too. So what is his secret? Glasshouse Hinterland Ross says he credits his childhood, and the time spent at boarding school as a Fishing Club practical joker, as good training for the ambushes he encountered in Vietnam. Friday from 5pm Upon returning home, he made the decision to live life to the fullest. Sunday 12 – 1pm “For a while, I had a Next difficult time settling, and Comp I think that had a lot to do Weekend with guilt, guilt that I got to Every Friday 4 – 6 May come home while so many Eyes down 9.30am didn’t,” he said. “But I Not too late to join. FREE Morning tea don’t regret a minute of it.” Call the club for more info Fresh Scones and pikelets And that is certainly reason enough for us to all take a moment on Anzac Day and reflect on the sacrifices Every Sunday between 1 – 2pm made by so many to ensure the lifestyle we enjoy today. This week - $350

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Long awaited roadworks finally underway

Following months of questions, Glenview residents finally have some answers about impending road works in their area. Council has advised that preliminary works on the western end of Glenview Road, between the Primary School and Old Gympie Road, have commenced, however it’s unlikely that any construction will commence before the second half of next year. Project manager Chris Sturgess said the upgrade, which is to improve the road safety, will be undertaken in a number of stages. He said because of the road’s alignment and geometry, it would take a lot longer to work through all the preliminary design issues. Divisional councillor Anna Grosskreutz said she had been working behind the scenes for the past four years to get the millions needed to start the project. “The western end of Glenview road is by far the most dangerous, and my office has received many, many complaints about the condition of this end of the road. “These works will not only see the road widened, but will also provide a cycle and pedestrian path to the school,” she said. Cr Grosskreutz said the hold-up had been in the resumption of land needed to undertake the road widening. She said she was not aware of any plans to undertake repairs to the eastern end of Glenview Road. “The whole of Glenview Road has been surveyed as part of this project; however the western end is by far the worst in terms of safety. “The eastern end requires some road resurfacing, and I’m sure this will be looked at in the budget process in the natural course of things,” Cr Grosskreutz said. To date, council has carried out a site survey, traffic counts, a detailed geotechnical investigation, preliminary design, and impact analysis of the project on the existing road drainage infrastructure. The next stage of design work will include consulting with local property owners, which is expected to commence next month.

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MY PERSONAL CANDIDATE SUMMARY DIV. 1 Each of the five candidates has presented their position on why they would best represent residents of Division 1. This presentation being available in the press, public meetings and their individual brochures. The candidate selected by the residents will have considerable influence locally over the next four years and the brief summary detailed is the way I perceived their presentations. 1. The youngest candidate, 21 year old Rhys Reynolds, has presented his case with a great cheer squad and enthusiasm however he is ten years too early and requires further life experience. 2. The oldest candidate Bob McLean lacks drive, and an ability to connect. His slogan - ‘Building Bridges’ - has not been evident, for example his lack of energy to door knock and requiring voters to contact him about what he intends to do for the electorate. 3. Steve Attrill, on his second attempt to be elected, has reasonably presented himself, but has tended to make promises which are not all that viable, and has come across more as a job seeker than a genuine Council representative. 4. Rick Baberowski lost direction in his bureaucratic presentation of what he was endeavoring to convey. I could see him as a Councillor comfortable with working in the bureaucracy but easily persuaded by Council employees. 5. Ann Ross is the only woman, and has offered well considered detail and direction and does not have any outrageous promises; her presentation I thought has been genuine and honest. We have not been well served by female leaders in the State and Federal Government as of late, however they are not always of their own making but PARTY directed. We must endeavor not to allow political parties to control the Sunshine Coast Council. My suggestion is VOTE 1 for your choice of candidate and allocate your preferences only if you choose carefully. To contest an election requires courage, work and money. Whoever is successful I congratulate them and thank the runners up for trying. Alan Mountain Beerwah www.gcnews.com.au


Gallery award a just reward for effort continued from page 3

Earlier this year, GCNews reported on the GAMAA that Rick received for his achievements in the museums and galleries sector. Following last week’s allegations that Rick may have awarded himself the prestigious award, we went back to Museum and Gallery Services Queensland, who presented the award, for clarification on the process behind the awards, and those involved in the selection process. Debra Beattie, the Acting Executive Director of Museum & Gallery Services Queensland said the Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards are an annual, state wide award facilitated by Museum and Gallery Services Queensland, and open to everyone. There are two categories of awards, for organisations and individuals. Rick won an award in the individual category, and was nominated for the award by Edith Cuffe, the CEO of the Abbey Museum of Art and Architecture at Caboolture. She said the process includes the appointment of an assessment panel, which is put together by Museum Services Queensland, and selected from a diverse mix of individuals from across the museum and gallery community, from both regional and metropolitan Queensland, and interstate. Last year’s panel comprised the following: Gavin Bannerman, Oral History and Digital Storytelling Coordinator, Heritage Collections, State Library of Queensland; Elizabeth Bates, Senior Collections and Archive Manager, Museum of Brisbane; Judy Kean, Senior Museum Curator, Tweed Shire Council, NSW; Marj Sullivan, Director, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery and Michael Wardell, recent Director, Artspace Mackay. Ms Beattie said the nominations are assessed against a set of four selection criteria including innovation, best practice, leadership and outcomes in community. “These awards are assessed in a very vigorous and open and transparent manner,” Ms Beattie said. The judges summary said that Rick’s nomination was for projects he delivered between 2008 and 2001 whilst working at Moreton Bay Council, including the redevelopment of the Caboolture Historical Village, the Bribie Island Seaside Museum, and his involvement with the new Caboolture Hub project.

New circuit to provide greater connectivity A new multi use circuit connecting Dularcha National Park and Ewen Maddock Dam is expected to be completed before the end of June. The project, which will see signage installed around 20 kms of trails, aims to connect existing trails in the national park and Ewen Maddock Dam with existing roadside trails to provide a circuit experience. Existing roadside trails are expected to be improved along Rose Road, Tunnel Ridge Road and Ford Road as part of the project, and a horse crossing will be constructed over Tunnel Ridge Road. The circuit will be able to be used by recreational horse riders, cyclists and pedestrians.

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Beerwah Place + Project Western Front Tour The action plans prepared by community members involved in the Place+ Beerwah Project Focus Groups are now being reviewed by Council for feasibility and to ensure they include input gathered from the whole community during the initial community engagement from November – January 2012. Once these are finalised, they will be presented back to the Focus Group members, then to the broader community for feedback in May/June. If you would like to be involved in the implementation of the plans, please nominate to be part of one or both of the following groups: Beerwah Coordination Group: to develop the governance model for delivering community designated actions. Members of this group will work across the whole Beerwah community, to coordinate the implementation of plans and activities to ensure a vibrant future for the town. Public Domain Reference Group: to work with council in planning for the delivery of $3 million of infrastructure-related works in streetscaping and parks. To be involved: RSVP to Ali Edgar at alexandra. edgar@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au by April 27, and indicate the group you wish to be involved with (you can nominate for both). You can also call Ali on 5441 8655 to nominate or for further information. Initial meetings for these groups will take place in May, following council elections.

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Many families around Australia have ancestors and wreath laying at the Menin Gate Memorial who made the supreme sacrifice in what was are sure to be moving experiences. known as the Great War from 1914 to 1918. The Friends of Bankfoot House tourists each have It was to be the war to end all wars. Sadly these identified the names of relatives who are buried hopes were not to be realised. or commemorated on the Western Front. Almost 94 years after the armistice in 1918 we They have been interrogating Australian War still remember the service and sacrifice of so Memorial websites to pinpoint the exact locations many young Australians who did not come home of burial sites and to learn more of the particular from the Western Front in France and Belgium. battles in which their ancestors were engaged. Over 44,000 were killed or died of wounds. With a little research and a lot of luck they all Many more were left physically disabled or hope to be better informed on the horrific battle shell-shocked. events which occurred so long ago. Today, the Western Front area contains numerous war cemeteries and memorials dedicated to those who did not come home. Five members of Friends of Bankfoot House (pictured) will take off this week on a tour of the Western Front battlefields. The tour will be escorted by historians from the Australian War memorial in Canberra. Exploration of the 1916 Somme battlefields and participation in the ‘Last Post’ ceremony Ethel Burgess, Robyn and Gillinder, Elaine Reeves and Helen Page

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Mooloolah’s Got Talent!

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Performances by musicians and dancers lit up the faces of over 90 people at the first Mooloolah’s Got Talent night held at the community hall on Saturday night, April 14. Headline acts included the SunCoast Ukelele Masters and Bamboo Rockets. Young ones entertained the crowd with rap and modern dance moves then solo musicians and bands showed their flair. Creativity also filled the hall with drawings, games and a digital photography show. Event coordinator, Natasha Odgers, said the night was all and more than they had hoped for. “Our group of volunteers wanted to start a new event in Mooloolah partly to expose the talents of our local emerging and established performers. The extra enthusiasm from the younger ones to perform mixed with the established musicians made the night a great success,” she said. “We also wanted to create a fun event for all

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Cent auction just around the corner! Preparation is well underway for Landsborough Community Kindergarten’s 20th annual Cent Auction. This year’s Cent Auction will be held at Landsborough Memorial Hall on Saturday, May 26. There will be lots of great prizes up for grabs, as well as lucky door prizes and our very popular wheelbarrow raffle. A light supper will be provided and additional food and drinks available for purchase. Landsborough Community Kindergarten would like to thank the ongoing support of all local businesses who have donated prizes for the Cent Auction. We are still seeking donations and are yet to secure a major prize, so if any business is able to help, please contact Cherie on 0418 663 988.

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“At the moment, we’ve got around 56 employees on the books, most of whom are locals,” Ken said. “We’re also proud to be able to offer a lot of our younger residents part time and casual jobs, which for many, is a great stepping stone into their future careers.” “We’re pleased we are able to give so much back to the local community, who in turn support us,” he said. Aside from their great weekly specials and discounts, Ken is always on the lookout for other special buys, to ensure his customers are always getting the best possible value. “Of course a lot of it depends on what our wholesalers have in stock, but every little bit of saving you can make at the checkout helps,” he said. And planning is already underway for the IGA community day towards the end of the year, which Ken is proud to be able to host. “The event is getting bigger each year, and it’s a great way to give back to our local community, and enjoy a day of free family fun that everyone can enjoy,” he said. Mooloolah IGA is open Monday to Saturday 6.00am - 8.00pm, and 7.00am - 7.00pm on Sunday. Phone 5494 7142.

Here’s some good advice: it’s free There’s nothing like good advice – and if you are running a small business, you’ll get plenty of advice at the Sunshine Coast Business Expo in May. Sunshine Coast Council will again have a strong presence at the expo, but this year will be a little different. “For this year’s expo we have organised a roster of our new Professional Service Providers (PSP) to be on hand throughout the event, who will give free advice to those who ask for it,” said council’s Economic Development Manager, Craig Matheson. “We have recently sought and attracted 33 of the Coast’s professionals in accounting, law, taxation and town planning to join our PSP panel, many of whom will attend the expo to pass on advice to those attending,” he said. “Throughout the expo, Coast business owners will be able to meet any one of the PSP’s for free

consultations and advice, as well as attend some of the workshops they will be presenting. Mr Matheson said council would also be showcasing its new electronic business e-book – Business Ezy. “Business Ezy is the first of its kind from any level of government,” he said. “It provides relevant and useful information to anyone in small business, from start-up, through all the business cycles, even to disposal of a business. “It’s unique, and a key component of the Local Business Support program, accessible from any internet-enabled device.” The 2012 Sunshine Coast Business Expo will run on Thursday and Friday, May 10 and 11 at the Mooloolaba campus of Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE. For more information call Melinda on 5443 5661 or visit www.scbizexpo.com.au

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Why vote for Steve Attrill? For those who have followed this campaign with interest and those who now share the same question. Why vote for Steve Attrill? The answer is never simple, to be a Councillor it is not a job but a calling, it’s not part time but all the time, it is putting others before yourself, to be more than the title. I want to be your Councillor not for sympathy or anger, for promises or pledges, I want to be your Councillor because I can do it. From the last six months you may have seen my flyer. If you have one, I gave it to you. If you have one that says “sorry I missed you” I was at your door. Not a

friend, family or supporter, I was there knocking with two feet and a heart beat showing my commitment to you. I want to be the Councillor not just for the next term, but to be the Councillor who has been there forever because he does more than the job “He’s my Councillor”. I will give this commitment to you, the future holds many things, good and bad; I will be open and approachable to you, I will be firm and committed to the path, I will be active not just in Division 1 but a true Councillor of the Sunshine Coast. My name is Steve Attrill and this Saturday as you put pencil on the ballot remember others promise, I will deliver.

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Polling booths Division 1 Polling Booth Number 1 – Beerburrum, School of Arts Hall, 7 Anzac Avenue, Beerburrum Polling Booth Number 2 – Beerwah, Community Hall, 25 Peachester Road, Beerwah Polling Booth Number 3 – Caloundra Unity College, 47 Lomond Crescent, Caloundra West Polling Booth Number 4 – Glass House Mountains – Community Hall, 8 Coonowrin Road, Glass House Mountains Polling Booth Number 5 – Glenview State School, 6 Leeding Road, Glenview Polling Booth Number 6 – Landsborough, State School, 41 Gympie Street North, Landsborough Polling Booth Number 7 – Little Mountain, ABC Learning Centre, 2A Keneland Avenue, Little Mountain Polling Booth Number 9 – Peachester State School, 966 Peachester Road, Peachester Division 5 Polling Booth Number 2 – Eudlo Public Hall, 19 Rosebed Street, Eudlo Polling Booth Number 3 – Forest Glen, Sunshine State Grammer School, 372 Mons Road, Forest Glen Polling Booth Number 4 – Maleny State High School, 50 Bunya Street, Maleny Polling Booth Number 5 – Montville, St Mary’s Hall, Memorial Close, Montville Polling Booth Number 6 – Mooloolah State School, 48 King Road, Mooloolah Valley Polling Booth Number 7 – Palmwoods State School, 111 Palmwoods – Montville Road, Palmwoods Polling Booth Number 9 – Woombye State School, 95 Pine Grove Road, Woombye

Ann Ross True commitment – working for you Firstly, I would like to thank all the people who have supported me throughout this campaign. In doing so, these people have expected nothing in return. To seek election to represent this Division as your councillor has not been a flash-inthe-pan decision for me; it is a life changing one to which I have given much thought and preparation. With my combined education, business and community knowledge, I am confident I have what it takes to represent this Division to its advantage. I believe I am the best candidate to provide strong leadership, but at the same time not dominate the decision making process. I pride myself on being a serious candidate who, if elected, will hit the ground running and be able to represent you from day one. Many campaigns are won by candidates promising big ticket items — the oldest trick in the book. I have no intention of doing this. But I can say I will endeavour to further promote our iconic Glasshouse Mountains region as I believe that the process of exploring and implementing our eco-tourism options will at the end of the day protect our mountains and provide us as a community with some world class facilities, not to mention jobs for our children. Ann Ross – A point of difference!

Rhys Reynolds The first priority of mine if elected on April 28 is to stop the ‘I don’t knows’, the buck passing and the ‘I will get back to you’. A councillor needs to be able to deliver a fair and honest answer to the constituents without avoiding the hard topics. Also if the council aren’t going to fulfil a promise, tell the people honestly. This is what I believe in. The second priority is to finish the un-finished or poorly finished projects. I know I harp on about the bike path between Glass House and Beerwah, however it is a prime example of what needs to be finished. It is council’s job to provide the basic infrastructure that the community needs. Further over the coast, Bellvista Estate still only has one road in and one road out. This has been the main focus of mine for the previous 12 months of campaigning. A council needs to be proactive, find a solution and make sure something like this never happens again. In Division 1, we have commercial land sitting dormant. This is because of council’s inability to manage and consult. Any infrastructure project, be it in development, roads or paths needs to be consulted with the people and residents. Because these are the people that will be using this every single day. Finally, I will offer a strong voice for your concerns, and stand up for what the residents want without fear of what the media will say. Vote 1 Rhys Reynolds on April 28.

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As we come into this upcoming election we will all be pausing to consider, who is my choice for Councillor? Whether it’s as you read this or with ballot paper in hand, it will come. Steve Attrill as Councillor is going to do what? I will support the return of Kerb Side collection, a true 20 per cent discount for pensioners, 10 per cent discount for early payment rates, 2 Free rubbish coupons each year, path and road maintenance/upkeep, broadcasting of Council meetings, Ward offices, Development of 400+ lots must have a second access point for residents, a review of levies, amongst many other stated policies. I won’t support, a Light Rail that does Not connect to the Hinterland, A Stadium with No Team to play in it, upgrading the Maroochydore Airport and then Selling It. These are some of my policies, but we need a Councillor who is more than cliché and platitudes. You want a Councillor who will stand and fight for you. Someone who won’t give in, at the first bump, but will represent you to Council with Your Real concerns. I will give this commitment to you, the future holds many things, good and bad; I will be open and approachable to you, I will be firm and committed to the path, I will be active in not just in Division 1 but a true Councillor of the Sunshine Coast. My name is Steve Attrill and this Saturday as you put pencil on the ballot, remember others promise, I WILL DELIVER.

I truly believe the next three to five years will shape the next 30 for our area. There are 150,000 - 200,000 new residents already planned into the region's growth. More than half are coming to Division 1. My immediate priorities would be to improve the maintenance standards of our roads and public spaces and to begin work on completing our network of pathways. This will establish the higher standards we need to set in the coming years, and help preserve our more relaxed lifestyles. Longer term, I have several priorities. Firstly, it’s common sense that our existing transport network will not cope with the growth. It's imperative that we make road and rail infrastructure the top priority for the next term. Secondly, we must upgrade and master-plan our townships to become even stronger, good looking country towns. This needs to be completed in two terms to ensure the townships can cope well with the influx of commuters and the business competition from the new developments. The alternative is that we turn into car parks. Thirdly, we need to improve our economic development strategy to create jobs and help diversify our economy. We have two near-empty industrial parks in our division. We need to fill them by developing the right incentive programs to attract relocations and start-ups. As I've said before, the overall challenge is to avoid becoming another Gold Coast. Our region needs to maintain a real balance between our country character, our environment, and the needs of modern communities.

The time has come to sum up the results of 12 years of community work, the listening, the requests, the concerns, most of all what can be delivered to you and the Sunshine Coast. I have my nine goals which I have shared with you during the campaign. To nominate to represent you on Council is a privilege. When we chose the Glasshouse Country we had three criteria, our Church Community, a Rotary Club and public transport. The community service opportunities are endless. I have spent the last 12 years doing what I have done and enjoyed for the previous 25 years, managing our businesses, being a community leader, engaging in community service and delivering results. The councillor for Division 1 is only one of 13; therefore you require a strong negotiator to deliver the expectations of your community. My success is: ‘I have funded my own projects’. I will treat your rate dollars as I have treated my own, delivering the best result for the majority. I have stated from the start of my campaign, ‘I respect your privacy and would not be knocking on your door uninvited’. I have been available to meet with you and I thank you for accepting my invitation. I will continue with this approach as your councillor, visiting each community regularly to discuss your issues. To allow me to continue my community service at the next level please vote as shown on my How to Vote card on April 28.

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Special guest speaker On April 11 our current District Governor Arthur Witheyman and wife Lion Cynthia visited as a special guest speaker. Arthur’s theme for his year is ‘Lions Showing We Care’. Arthur spoke about the fact that 80 per cent of our actual Lions District of some 80 Lions clubs plus Lioness and Leo clubs was flooded (there are four Lions Districts in QLD). $600,000 in donations came to this district and $200,000.00 in paint vouchers alone has been provided to home owners in the Ipswich region. Lions express heartfelt thanks to all who assisted. Incoming club officers Beerwah Lions Club wishes to announce that the Club officer elections for the 2012-2013 year have now been finalised and congratulations go to these members for taking on leadership roles: president Robert Greenwood, secretary Justin Neubecker, treasurer Errol James. They are interested to hear from you, the public on what projects you think are needed in our communities, what do you want? Projects Members of the Lions family will be participating in the April 25 Anzac Day march and laying a commemorative wreath. They will also be working to support the Beerwah Garden EXPO which is coming up shortly. Get your hot dogs at the Lions stand. Fundraising street stall Mothers Day is on May 13 so visit the Beerwah Lions Auxiliary Street Stall on May 12 for garden plants, books, cakes, gifts etc. The raffle on this occasion is a donated painting of a snowflake hibiscus flower on canvas and, tickets $1.00 each. The stall is located at Gone Bonkers verandah. All proceeds go to worthy charities. Social events Recently a group of 20 Lions and friends enjoyed some fellowship and combined lunch at Mary Cairncross Park. Many did the lovely forest walk and participated in a forest quiz with two proving to be the most observant and sharing the prize of a Lions Christmas Cake, Ken Loveday and Bernie Partridge. A Lions pudding raffle was won by Fayonne Partridge. Other social events are being planned so contact the incoming officers if you’d like to be involved.

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The Glasshouse Mountains Musicians Club Contributed by Michael Whiticker

Being school holidays a smaller than usual, but nonetheless attentive audience attended the Glasshouse Mountains Musos Club at the Sports Club on Thursday, April 12. Regular performers included Frank Moroney who presented a thoughtful set reflecting on the recent elections, Doug Pullen, Mick Od, Michael Bockow, Paul Fagan, Ian Williams, Brian Ashlin, Ralph King and yours truly. We welcomed back Brian after not having seen him or the Montville Boys Band for a few months. Brian put down the guitar and depended on the reliable Paul, Doug and Ralph to back him with songs from Buddy Holly and the Eagles. Doug Pullen has proven to be a find for the club as he is a most dependable bass player who also enjoys picking up the guitar and presenting his humorous repertoire. Michael Bockow and Paul presented a set featuring their guitar prowess and I especially enjoyed their unplugged version of Hotel California (minus the vocal!). Paul and I continued in the twin guitar vein with some Gillian Welch, JJ Cale, Ben Harper and the Rolling Stones. The inaugural Musos Award went to Ian Williams for one more of his impeccable sets. Not surprisingly there were six songs of his I hadn’t heard him perform before and although it was hard for me to pick a favourite, during his performance of ‘Dear Prudence’ you could have heard a pin drop, so the audience seemed to be opting for his rendition of that wonderful John Lennon number. A big thank you to Andrea and the Sports Club for supporting the Musos with this new monthly award. We will make sure there are different winners every month, so do please come along and join us on stage at the Musos Club on the second Thursday of the month.

Mooloolah Public Hall

The Mooloolah Public Hall is fundraising with markets and a sausage sizzle on the council election day, this Saturday, April 28. Come along and support the Hall. Tea and coffee available plus market goodies. For table bookings phone 5494 7212 or 5494 7793, there is always room for one more. Come and support your local hall. www.gcnews.com.au


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Creative Writing Workshops held in Glasshouse Mountains are just two of the many courses offered by U3A as part of their dedication to ongoing learning for mature students. Term 1 commences on April 30 and runs for eight weeks. These workshops are designed to provide practical experience for people who want to start writing: those who wish to record their life-story; or create articles on their favourite subjects; or short stories from their imagination, novels, non-fiction scripts, romance or fantasy. Writing Workshop for Beginners - For all aspiring writers. All genres considered. Topics: Writing basics, Extra resources, Techniques, Fiction, Non-fiction, Scripts, Short Stories, Poems, Books, Articles with tutor Kate Wright, established author. From 2.00pm – 4.00pm Wednesday, May 2, private residence. Phone 5493 0624 to ensure your enrolment (small group). Workshop for Independent Writers - Resources, Structure and technique, Fiction, Non-fiction, Publication, Copyright, ISBN, Post-publication activities, with tutor John Wright, writer and broadcaster. From 2.00pm - 4.00pm Wednesday, May 2 at Private residence. Phone 5493 0624 to ensure your enrolment (small group). U3A is a not-for-profit organisation and the Sunshine Coast chapter offers its 2,060 members over 120 classes, lectures and other activities in the coastal region. Anyone who is not in full-time employment and who is interested in joining the Glasshouse Mountains writing class or any other course of learning can enrol with U3A for a reasonable annual fee. Phone 5430 1123 Monday to Friday or email u3ascu@usc.edu.au, www.u3asunshinecoast org.au Learning something new is a joyful experience!

Glasshouse Country Toastmasters

Working out of the Mooloolah Native Nursery, (Holcim Site on Steve Irwin Way), the Green Army is on the march and moving into new areas of self discovery. After a six week educational program with Toastmasters International (sponsored by Glasshouse Country Toastmasters) workers in the Green Army have been challenged, encouraged and given the opportunity to hone their skills in public speaking and communication. As part of an ongoing commitment by workers in the Green Army program, trainees who work at the nursery learn about horticulture and sustainable environmental practices as well as other invaluable life skills to broaden their prospects of full-time work. Esther Frizzo, Muriel Smith, Robert Thompson and Rosanna Frizzo from Glasshouse Toastmasters have generously donated their time to help this group find better ways to express ideas, communicate with others and practise strategies to combat the fear of speaking in public. Glasshouse Toastmasters Club convenes every second and fourth Thursday of the month at 9.15am at Church on the Rise at Beerwah and welcomes all who are interested in learning more about communicating and leadership skills in a fun and friendly environment.

Caloundra Family History Research Inc Contributed by Roz Kuss, publicity officer

Caloundra Family History will be conducting a four week Beginners / Refresher Course at the Guide Hut in Arthur Street, Caloundra. The course will commence on Saturday afternoon, April 28, and continue for the following three Saturday afternoons, concluding on May 19. The course runs for approximately two and a half hours each Saturday afternoon and encompasses the following lessons - How to Begin, Record Keeping, Researching Overseas, and Researching in Australia. Cost for the complete course is only $30.00 and includes each participant being given a CD at the end of each lesson. Afternoon tea is also included. This is the third course the group has conducted and past experience has shown these courses fill quickly. There are still places available, so please telephone our Secretary June on 5493 2679 or email caloundrafamilyres@y7mail.com for registration and further information. The group’s rooms and library at the Guide Hut are open for research every Saturday from 9.30am - 12.30pm. On the third Thursday of the month research is available from 9.30am - 12.00noon followed by the general meeting which is held from 1.30pm to 4.00pm. Every other Thursday of the month the rooms are open for the full day, from 9.30am to 4.00pm. Further information on meetings, specialist groups and research details can be obtained from Roz on 5493 1197 or Valerie on 5437 3879 or the email above. www.gcnews.com.au

Glasshouse Country View Club Contributed by Pauline Clarke, Publicity Officer

We welcomed another new member, Diane Rantall, at our monthly meeting held at the Glasshouse Sports Club on Wednesday, April 18. Welcome Diane. ‘School Days’ was the theme of our meeting as we talked over our memories of school and everyone brought a school day photograph. The name of the game was to recognise one another from the photographs, a very difficult task indeed. It was a fun meeting with members New member Diane receiving badge chatting and sharing some of their childhood from president Elaine Riches antics. The next View Club outing, the trip down the Pumistone Passage, on Wednesday, May 2 has been cancelled. In its place we will visit the Glasshouse Mountains Lookout. Bring morning tea and meet at the Beerwah library at 9.30am to arrive at the lookout by 10.00am. On Wednesday, May 16 the speaker at our meeting will be Olwyn Kerr from The Guide Dogs Association. Please arrive at the Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club at 11.00am for an 11.30am start. Our club is a non-profit friendship club that supports the Smith Family chiefly through the Foundation’s Learning for Life program for disadvantaged students. The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. Anyone who would like to join the View Club would be most welcome. Please contact Joy on 5439 9049 or Lydia on 5438 7894 who will be pleased to supply any further information about the club. You can check out the View Club on its website http://view.org.au

Mooloolah Community Centre Op Shop mega sale

The Mooloolah Community Centre Op Shop Mega Sale is on again! Come on in and grab some incredible bargains on Election Day, this Saturday, April 28, from 8.00am - 1.00pm. Most items $2.00 and under. Other mega specials include any five books (including hard covers) for $2.00 and fill a bag of fluffy toys for just $1.00. We have clothes, books, baby items, linen, bric-a-brac, records, cd’s, videos, tapes and toys all at fantastic prices. We are at 46 Bray Road, Mooloolah phone 5494 7822.

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Community Notices Mooloolah Community barbeque

Come along to the Mooloolah and District Community barbeque with live music at the Mooloolah Community Centre, Friday, May 4, 5.00pm - 7.00pm. Meet new people. Catch up with friends and neighbours. Op Shop open. Gold coin donation. Located at 43 Bray Road, Mooloolah. Proudly supported by White’s IGA.

Mother’s Day Street Stall

Beerwah Lions Auxiliary street stall, Saturday, May 12, Gone Bonkers verandah, Simpson Street Beerwah. Garden plants, books, cakes, gifts etc. Raffle prize is a painting on canvas courtesy of Una Robinson.

Lifeline shops need your blankets

In a bid to warm up for winter, Lifeline is eagerly seeking donations of quality pre-loved blankets. All donated blankets will be sold at affordable prices to help those in need in the community. You can donate by phoning: Kunda Park on 5409 1400 or Caboolture on 5431 4860. Alternatively drop them into your local Lifeline Shop or Lifeline Donation Bin. For more information or your nearest shop, phone 5409 1400 or www.lifelineshops.com.au

Elimbah Uniting Church Market

Elimbah Uniting Church, Coronation Drive, Elimbah will have a variety of stalls, with new and old items for sale. You may find a nice Mothers Day gift among the craft and plants, or have morning tea and a chat. Contact Ruth 5496 7649.

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Glass House Country RSL Friday, April 13. Lucky Door 61A - green club Peter, bottle of wine. Fruit and veggie tray 84D - green heart Heather. Fruit and veggie tray 11D - green heart, Steve and Una. Meat tray 97E - black dots Kay.

Non-denominational spirituality group

Explore new ways of being with the Australian author of ‘Eternal Music’ and ‘Sacred Dance’ at a one day workshop, The Journey, in Beerwah.

A pioneer of the Ecology and Spirituality movement in Australia, Sr Veronica Littleton will join participants in discussion, lectures, and quiet-time reflection. All welcome. Saturday, May 19, Mary Mackillop Centre, Beerwah, 9.30am for 10.00am - 3.00pm; BYO lunch to share, tea and coffee provided. Cost $20.00. Bookings 5491 2011 by May 16.

Lavally Lodge Monster Bookfest

The Lavally Lodge Monster Bookfest is on at the Caloundra Arts and Crafts Centre, North Street, Caloundra (opposite the Rydges Oasis Resort). Open Saturday, July 14 from 8.00am - 4.00pm and Sunday, July 15 from 8.00am - 12.00noon. Books of all kinds, CDs, DVDs, games and puzzles are flowing in, so come along for great bargains. Remember to bring cash and bags! Donations are welcome. Phone Don Rolls on 5491 2011 or Mary Crase on 5496 9403.

Mooloolah Community Centre Op Shop

The Mooloolah Community Centre Op Shop is now open on Saturday mornings from 9.00am - 1.00pm. We are currently having our end of season Summer stock sell out – most items of clothing from 50 cents to $2.00. Our other great specials are ladies tops, five for $2.00, all kids clothing 10 - 20 cents each. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 9.00am - 1.00pm. We have a large selection of books, super shoes, good quality clothes, records, cd’s, household items and unusual bric-a-brac. New stock arriving weekly. 46 Bray Road, Mooloolah phone 5494 7822.

Mooloolah Valley Slimmers Club Inc

The Mooloolah Valley Slimmers meet at 9.00am every Thursday morning at the Mooloolah Public Hall, Bray Road, Mooloolah. We encourage members to attain their goal weight by providing incentives as well as running various competitions to add variety to the meetings and encourage member participation. Each meeting we discuss a range of ideas from healthy eating to incorporating more exercise in our daily routine as well as new items on the market that may help (or hinder) weight control. The first meeting of the month we give our awards and host a morning tea provided by members,

GCNews welcomes contributions from not-for-profit community groups and other local organisations. Please note the editorial deadline is 12.00noon each Friday. If you have missed the deadline your contribution will not be considered for the next edition. For contributions that do meet the deadline, every effort will be made to include them in the next edition, however if we receive more contributions than we

other weeks of the month we have a variety of other activities such as guest speakers, product information sessions and much more. For more information contact Bev on 5494 7793.

Australian Sewing Guild

We are a small group of women, belonging to the Australian Sewing Guild Inc, who enjoy sewing, sharing ideas, and friendship. We meet the second Saturday of each month at Mooloolah Hall, Bray Road, Mooloolah, from 9.00am - 3.00pm. Our next meeting is May 12. If you are interested in joining us, please ring Dorothy Buder, 5492 6721, or Jenny Glover, 5494 1066.

Dance at Glass House

Saturday, May 5, 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 go to the community hall fund. Enquiries to Aileen 5496 9349.

Social Tennis players wanted

Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club social tennis are after more players for their Monday, Wednesday and Friday tennis games 7.30am - 9.30am. Ring Peter or Monica for more information 5496 9082.

Fashion Parade Extraordinaire

Calvary Christian Church ladies are combining with WIZO Kesher to present a Fashion Parade Extraordinaire and Morning Tea. This is a charity function and the parade will be compared by the Dynamic Mavia Timmer a well-known Sunshine Coast identity. Over the past 12 months Mavia has sourced quality as-new recycled clothing to suit all figure sizes not overlooking the larger figure. A further selection of quality garments has also been made available to us by courtesy of Neighbours Aid Community Op Shop. All garments will be sold at $6.00 per item. Huge selection to choose from. This will be a fun morning come and meet new and old friends and help those in need on May 1 at Calvary Christian Church, 212 Crosby Hill Road, Tanawha, 9.30am for a 10.00am start. Entry: $12.00 per person. RSVP by April 27, Tracey 5494 1072 mob 0407 484 798, Betty 5445 7125 or Joyce 5476 8741.

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Glasshouse Country Ministers Fellowship Chris Johnson Glasshouse Country Baptist Church One of my favourite bible stories is when Elisha, God’s representative, is teased by some teenagers. They say “Go up baldie,” making fun of his special haircut that marks him out as God’s prophet. Elisha curses them and two very grumpy female bears appear and kill the youths. I am sure that would have ruined the teenagers’ day. We read stories like this and we find it hard to reconcile what happens here to how we view God as a God of love. This has led many people to think that the God of the Old Testament is a vengeful, wrathful, angry God whereas the God of the New Testament is a nice loving God. The difficulty with thinking this way is that Jesus is revealed as the God of the Old Testament. For example in John chapter 1 Jesus is portrayed as the creator of the world - something which only God could have done. So in other words this vengeful, wrathful God is also the same loving God who is kind and merciful. So how do we reconcile this? Why does God allow grumpy female bears? God does this sort of thing because, before anything else God must get our respect - we must realise that God is not a God who can be mucked around with and ignored. He has to show us graphically what happens to us when we choose to either ignore him or rebel against his authority. 16

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God does not need our likeness or our friendship, rather we need God’s. And that friendship is not on our terms but on God’s terms. Once we have given God respect, then we enjoy God’s friendship. An unloving God would never warn us, about our actions and choices but the God of the Bible does. We see that supremely in Jesus dying on the cross for there out love God bears his judgement upon himself.

Glasshouse Country Uniting Church A Caring Christian Community

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You Said It Peachester History Committee

100 years of local government Contributed by Helen Page

For the southern part of the Sunshine Coast, formerly Caloundra City, this month’s council election reminds us of a significant historical milestone. The area known as Caloundra City was originally the Landsborough Shire, and it is 100 years this month since the Landsborough Shire came into existence. Districts from northern Brisbane to the Maroochy River were administered for many years by the Caboolture Divisional Board which had been set up in 1879. Eventually this region was divided into local council areas, and Landsborough Shire was created in 1912. The first meeting of the new Shire Council was held at Dyer’s Hall Landsborough on Friday, April 12, and luckily for those interested in local history, the minutes of that meeting were published in the Nambour Chronicle. Mr R McPherson, returning officer, acted as clerk; and he commenced proceedings by declaring the election results for the newly constituted council. The Shire was divided into six divisions, with two Councillors from each Division. The Peachester area (Division 4) was represented by Owen Jones and William Andrew Grigor, who were elected unopposed. The full list of Councillors contains many other familiar names: John Grigor and Job Minchenton (Div. 1), William Robert King and Ludwig Tesch (Div. 2), Alfred Cooke and Joseph Gay (Div. 3), James Carpenter and John Tytherleigh (Div. 5), Allan King and David Rooke (Div. 6). The first item of business was the appointment of a Chairman. Cr Owen Jones and Cr John Tytherleigh were both nominated, and Cr Tytherleigh was appointed. The councillors then discussed the need for an employee. ‘The Chairman ... suggested offering a stated sum for a clerk-overseer, say £250, which should secure a good man; there was not enough work for two men.’ After some discussion and several amendments, it was decided to advertise for applicants for this ‘combined office’. So the council started in 1912 with a permanent staff of one! They went on to discuss ‘Wages and Rates’. Wages were ‘unanimously fixed at 8 shillings for labourers, 9s for gangers, teams 30s per day, horses and drays 12s, squarers 10s, and special work as per arrangement.’ The matter of rates caused much debate – should they leave the general rate at 2½ pence in the £, and adopt the valuations of the old shire for this year? Should they raise 18 |

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the rate or the valuation? (Has this issue ever been resolved to everyone’s satisfaction?) Amongst many other items of business, including works approved by the old council and not yet carried out, a decision was made that each Division would have an allowance of £2 so the Councillors could attend to minor works between meetings. The most interesting aspect of these minutes from 100 years ago is that except for the amounts of money and number of employees, the business and debates are timeless. The local councillors, then as now, were obviously doing the best they could for their constituents and the Shire. Source: The Chronicle, 20 April 1912.

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Rail issues Mooloolah

More and more commuters are now using the rail for work, school or Uni. The Qld Railways Department sealed the Mooloolah Station car park on the eastern side of the tracks when the bus/rail link came into effect a little time ago. This is used for the rail/bus link as well as ‘all day’ parking. There are only a few places and other ‘all day’ parkers are forced to park on the grass verge behind the cafe and newsagent on the western side of the tracks. How long will it be before the streets around the station and Martin Rungert Park car spaces are filled with ‘all day’ parkers? The grass verge on the western side of Mooloolah Station is all railway land and runs the length of Jones Street. This needs to be properly sealed and become a designated ‘all day’ commuter park. The existing park on the eastern side should be for short term parking; for pick up and set down of passengers for bus or train. Will we have to see the chaotic conditions that once prevailed in Landsborough before something is done? I would have thought that this issue would have been addressed by the council representative for this area but perhaps that is too much to expect with all their massive duties. Perhaps a response could be sought from the other candidates for division 5. James Aitken Mooloolah Valley

Just vote 1 for mayor?

Peachester Councillors, Owen Jones (top) and William Andrew Grigor (bottom) (from PHC collection)

It really could become a lucky dip if all Sunshine Coast residents ‘just vote 1’ for a new mayor. With eight candidates in the running for this position, we could actually end up with a mayor who secured less than 25 per cent of the total votes. It is difficult to see how any one candidate will secure a clear majority of the total votes. What about the wishes of the other (very possible) 75 per cent of residents who didn’t vote for the very lucky person to get the top job? Perhaps there is wisdom in selecting your second choice for mayor, thereby guaranteeing a more accurate reflection of total voter wishes. Gee whiz, if candidates will allow us, we could even number every box on the ballot paper. Now that would be a very interesting result indeed. Jeff Taylor Caloundra www.gcnews.com.au


Time to make the right decision

It is with pleasure that I’m writing to recognise Bob McLean as the outstanding candidate for Division 1 in the forth-coming Council elections. Bob has been the cornerstone for many organisations in this district and his organisational skills and management expertise will further benefit not only Division 1 but also the greater Sunshine Coast region. Bob will ensure that business will be encouraged to operate within our region thus securing employment and business prosperity for our current residents and our future generations. In voting for Bob you will be assured of sustained accountable representation on the Sunshine Coast Council. Roy Ginnivan, Beerwah

Top effort at Club Glasshouse

I am writing this letter to recommend a Top venue that we have right here in our own little corner of the Sunshine Coast. On Saturday, April 14 I was privileged to experience the friendliness and service of ‘Club Glasshouse’. This is the place that I chose to celebrate my 50th birthday with my family and friends. Sharon, the manager and her dedicated staff more than bent over backwards to make my party one of the best celebrations that we have experienced. Right from when I first contacted the Club about having my party there, Sharon and her staff have been nothing but friendly and fantastic in their efforts to make sure the night was a success. Being a Mystical Magical fancy dress event, I was allowed to decorate to my heart’s content and nothing was too much trouble. Staff came to the ‘party’ (so to speak) and wore fancy dress themselves on the night, in the theme that I had chosen. Even the courtesy bus driver was fancy dressed! The very reasonably priced and completely ample menu was named by the very clever Madonna in accordance with the theme as well. Throughout the night I received numerous comments from my guests about the excellence of the service and friendly involvement of the staff. So, if ever anyone is in need of a place to celebrate an event, Club Glasshouse is the place to be! Thank you again, Sharon, Sonja, Julie Anne, Vance, Madonna, John and the other young bar staff whose names I didn’t get for helping to make my 50th a night to remember. Claire Carney Beerwah

Reply to ‘Your Council Vote Important’ GCNews April 18 Firstly, thank you to those who organised the Candidate night, a very informative night. But I’ll be glad when these elections are over as I am so sick of negative comments from people such as last week’s comments ‘Your council vote important’ by Alan Mountain. As our parents use to say ‘if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all’. Whilst my wife and I didn’t agree with all the comments made by the candidates, they all should be applauded for taking time out of their personal lives in order to try and make our community a better place. Yes Rhys is young, but is dead-set keen without ‘political spin’. And yes Bob is the senior but still sharp and committed. As we all know, there are elderly members of our community that need to realise when they have lost their edge and it’s retirement time. For some, a simple position, like www.gcnews.com.au

an effective head of a committee is difficult, as they have become out of touch. Luckily for us, our candidates don’t appear to have lost their edge or have become out of touch in their thinking. We know what we are capable of and it is not up to others to persuade the rest of us who we should or shouldn’t vote for. Regarding the 9 to 5 aspect of this position and family commitments, all candidates acknowledged that they knew of their commitment to this position should they win. And let’s face it, every single person in the community and the Sunshine Coast with at least one family member will have to deal with family commitments at some stage – it is a part of life. Finally I would like to thank each one of the candidates for their efforts, win or lose, thank you for trying to make a difference and please ignore those arrogant comments from those who don’t know or haven’t tried for this position. Tony Turner Landsborough

Choosing a candidate I have always found choosing a candidate to vote for in a council election most difficult. Probably because it’s not party political (usually) like state and federal elections and the propositions and rhetoric from council candidates is often very similar. To compound this, it is not always possible to get to a ‘meet the candidates’ event. Or perhaps I just don’t try hard enough! It was refreshing to be invited to meet Rick Baberowski recently near where I live in Peachester. He came to us on a Friday afternoon. While his views on incomes, development and infrastructure for our region sat very well with me, it was his passion for good planning as well as his knowledge of how council functions and decisions are arrived at that impressed me most. This fellow could get things done. The icing on the cake for me that Friday was meeting his 21-year-old son Huxley who accompanied him on the day. If Rick Baberowski can do half as good a job for me in council as he (and his wife) have done with this clever and pleasant young man I will be happy to go to a council election confident in who I’m voting for and why. Peter Gawith Peachester

I hung up. I won't name names but they know who they are and this kind of gutter politics at a local level is way beyond my every day beliefs. Whoever received the telephone call on Monday afternoon (as I've spoken with quite a few that did receive it) it was all lies about candidates for this Division and accept that. Yvonne Taylor Beerwah

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Secrets come to light and old lovers appear The Full Moon falls in Scorpio on Sunday, May 6. This is likely to be a very emotional time. This Scorpio Full Moon brings a strong possibility of secret or intensely private matters coming to light, possibly with a sexual content or financial matters. With the Sun and Jupiter in Taurus at this Full Moon, patience and focusing on the practical, here-and-now will be the key to maintaining equilibrium. Venus goes retrograde on Wednesday, May 16. Venus signifies our urge to relate to others, so don’t be surprised if old friends and lovers reappear in your life. With Venus in Gemini you are likely to receive a phone call or written communication from them, or find old love letters. This is a chance to revisit past

your goals, the profound key that opens the door to your dreams and potential. Bookings essential. Wednesday, May 23, 1.30 - 3.00pm Marketing with no money - Back by popular demand! Leah Squire shares the free and cheap marketing strategies she used to build her business and brand. Learn traditional and nontraditional marketing methods. Discover how to get your business the exposure it needs. Bookings essential. Wednesday, May 23, 11.00am The Very Cranky Bear - National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual event to promote reading and Australian literature. All ages welcome. Wednesday, May 30, 1.30 - 3.00pm Neighbour disputes - are you in conflict with your neighbour about overhanging trees, dividing fences or barking dogs? Then mediation could be the solution to your problem. Learn more about the Dept of Justice and Attorney General-Dispute Resolution Branch’s free community mediations in your local area. For all information and things library, please visit us at 25 Peachester Road or visit us online at http://library. sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au Beerwah Library (phone 5494 0221) Opening Hours Monday, Thursday and Friday Wednesday 9.00am to 5.30pm 9.00am to 5.30pm Saturday 9.00am to 3.00pm

relationships, especially if there is unfinished business. Venus is retro for six weeks until Thursday, June 28. The eclipses are here again – the New Moon in Gemini on Monday, May 21 is a full solar eclipse, and the Full Moon next month is a lunar eclipse. This period is likely to be a time of intense changes, especially for those with Gemini or Sagittarius strong in their birth chart. Gemini is associated with learning, so this is a good time to put plans to study or learned new skills into action. If your birthday is close to this date, this eclipsed New Moon marks the beginning of a very significant new cycle in your life. Remember that eclipses demand respect, so don’t take any unnecessary risks in the couple of weeks leading into these. copyright © 2012 Chirone Witsen All rights reserved Chirone is a counselling astrologer based at Mt Mellum near Landsborough. For details of consultations, astrology courses and an extended version of this New Moon update, visit her website www.chironewitsen.com, email info@chironewitsen.com or ring her on 5494 8852.

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Grants available for sun safety Cancer Council Queensland and Queensland Health are calling on Sunshine Coast organisations that need funding assistance for SunSmart initiatives to apply for the 2012 SunSmart Grant Scheme. The SunSmart Grant Scheme aims to support skin cancer prevention in young Queenslanders and encourage all organisations to adopt a SunSmart policy. Cancer Council Queensland Community Services Co-ordinator Clare Howard said the SunSmart Grant Scheme aims to assist youth-focused organisations who have limited funds to enhance sun safety for the children in their care. “The SunSmart Grant Scheme provides grants to organisations on the Sunshine Coast, whose primary focus group is children aged 12 years and younger, to help them purchase items that will enhance sun protection for the children in their care and promote sun safe behaviour,” she said. “This Scheme will ensure access to sun protection is available within the community and will contribute to the prevention of skin cancer, which is a significant public health problem in Queensland.” Organisations can apply for the grant and contribute the funding to creating new shade structures (fixed and portable), sun safe hats, uniforms, tree planting to increase natural available shade and sunscreen provision. “This list is not exhaustive and innovative ideas will be considered,” she said. Applications close at 5.00pm on June 22. Funded projects must be finalised by October 31. To apply for a grant, contact Clare Howard at Cancer Council Queensland on 5451 6004 or apply online at www.cancerqld.org.au. The SunSmart Grant Scheme is provided by Cancer Council Queensland in partnership with Queensland Health.

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The Glasshouse Mountains Advancement Network (GMAN) recently held a candidates forum at the Glass House Mountains Hall. The 150 strong audience used the opportunity to find out more about the field of five candidates up for election.

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Things 2 Do Family Fun Day Car Rally fundraiser to help raise funds for Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors Tegan Lather and her family are at it again! Last year, 12-year-old Tegan raised over $18,500 for the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital and this year she wants to raise more. Tegan, with the help of family and friends are putting on a great event - a ‘Family Fun Day Car Rally!’ The Family Fun Day will have participants enjoy great challenges (a bit like the Amazing Race!) in between solving puzzles to navigate their family car around the Sunshine Coast. The event will be held Sunday, May 27 starting at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, next door to Australia Zoo. Many wonderful operators from local tourist attractions are helping out, with some great challenges at Australia Zoo, Big Kart Track, Maleny Dairies, Sunshine Castle and Aussie World! Cost $125.00 per car (up to five people), all profits donated to Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors. • 1st Prize: SeaView Resort at Mooloolaba has donated a five night stay in a two bedroom apartment valued at over $1,100.00. • 2nd Prize: Uluramaya Retreat Cabins at Wamuran has donated a two night stay for two people! • 3rd Prize: Tegan has donated her Nintendo DS and Bindi Game that she won in the Wildlife Warriors Read-a-thon! Go to www.wildlifeemergency.com.au webpage to find more.

Fusion offers strong blend of writers and readers The Sunshine Hinterland Writers Centre will be presenting a series of readings by local and Brisbane authors during the Cooroy Fusion event, on Saturday, May 12 at the Cooroy Library. Bernice Childs, organiser of the program on behalf of the Writers Centre said she was delighted to discover the variety of writing skills and genres in the region. “The program aims to promote local authors and to give Fusion audiences a sample of the wonderful range of reading material available. Between 9.30am - 2.00pm, the readings will cover history, humour, travel, family issues, poetry and pets. For many listeners, there will be quite a few trips down memory lane.” This event will also include the launch of the 2012 Reality Bites festival program giving Fusion visitors first chance at booking for workshops and purchasing festival passes at Early Bird rates. For updates on the program, www.shwc.org.au or www.library. sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Better Business breakfast Women control or influence more than 80 per cent of all consumer purchase decisions. Whether that’s new homes (91 per cent), holiday destinations (92 per cent), or new cars (65 per cent), female consumers are not a niche – they are the most powerful consumer group in existence. Women factor in a broader, more complex and more specific set of criteria going into a purchase than a man generally does, as Amanda Stevens will tell you, on Friday, May 4, in Caloundra, in a Sunshine Coast Councilsupported event. Chicago-based Ms Stevens is a global expert on marketing and selling to women and one of the most in-demand conference speakers in Australia and the USA. She has been invited to speak at a Caloundra Chamber of Commerce business breakfast, at the Events Centre in Minchinton Street, in a not-tobe-missed presentation on marketing to women. “Marketing and selling to women does not mean you aren’t marketing to men. It’s not an either-or proposition. Women expect more. They have different needs and longer lists,” Ms Stevens said. In February 2011 she was appointed President and Executive Creative Director of the Marketing to Women division of the award-winning Chicagobased advertising agency HY Connect. She now divides her time between Australia and the United States. Tickets for this event – the Better Business Breakfast – are expected to sell out quickly. RSVP online at www.caloundrachamber.com.au/ businessbreakfast or call 5492 5977 for more information. Better Business Breakfast, Friday, May 4, 6.45am for a 7.00am start, at The Events Centre, Minchinton Street, Caloundra. Chamber members $35.00; non-members $40.00; $350.00 for a table of 10. www.gcnews.com.au

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Glasshouse Country Bromeliad Society Inc. Contributed by Bob McLean Phone: 0427 606 240 The mild wet summer and late autumn has provided great growing conditions for bromeliads. We have so much colour at present with reds, yellows, burgundy and the green leaves trimmed with cream or pink; they may also be banded or speckled. The one that stands out most of all is the Aechmea nudicaulis. These plants should have been in flower for several weeks and in full bloom for Christmas but this was not to be; instead it is now in flower. This Aechmea species is one of the most widespread bromeliads in the Americas, found in almost every region, usually as an epiphyte. The cylindrical upright, fire-engine red and yellow spikes in mid-to late summer are clearly visible from a distance. The yellow spikes turn to a pale shade of greenish yellow, while the red envelope retains its striking red. This plant can take relatively harsh conditions, and doesn’t have much root system when grown in soil, so is best grown as an epiphyte or over rocks, and looks spectacular when placed in trees. The sharp red and yellow inflorescence of the more widely grown forms never fails to attract attention from late spring to midsummer. You will enjoy the year round contribution this species will provide in your garden. The next meeting of the Society will be held at Mary MacKillop Centre 160 Peachester Road Beerwah on May 5 at 2.00 pm. Please bring your own cup for afternoon tea, everything else will be provided. For more information contact Karen Binstead on 5494 3677 or Margaret McLean on 5496 9601.

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Local groups • Glasshouse Country Bromeliad Society – May 5, 2.00pm, at the Mary McKillop Centre, 160 Peachester Road, Beerwah. Bring a mug for afternoon tea. All plant lovers welcome. Contact Margaret 5496 9601 or Karen 5494 3677. • Peachester District Horticulture Society – May 17, 9.30am at the Peachester Hall. We will be visiting a bromeliad nursery after the meeting. All welcome. For more information contact Patricia on 5496 9169. • Glasshouse Country Orchid Society – May 10, commencing at 7.30pm at the Glasshouse RSL club, Reed Street, Glass House Mountains. Guest speaker is Robert Reitano on Dendrobium canaliculatum hybrids and sapulata hybrids. All welcome. Contact Jan on 5494 2301. • Beerwah Garden Club – May 5, 1.30pm at the Australia Zoo wildlife hospital. Phone Narelle on 5496 9506 for further information. • Hibiscus Society – North Moreton region – May 6 in Fay and Ken's garden. Anyone interested in joining in and learning about growing beautiful hibiscus is welcome. Contact Gynith on 5498 7757. • Society for Growing Australian Plants (SGAP) – May 20, 9.15am, meet at the park (with toilets and playground) on the junction of Caloundra Street and Steve Irwin Way, Landsborough for a Wallum walk. Phone 5494 9187 for more details.

Tohm's A-Z of Gardening G is for Globba

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As summer approaches each year, I eagerly await the appearance of my tropical gingers around the garden. Plants which come under this title are the ideal replacement for the cool climate bulbs which often don’t survive more than one wet season. Tropical gingers, however, revel in the hot, wet soil of our summer and autumn. The genus Globba has an unfortunate name, though when you get to meet the flower, the name loses its impact. They are a member of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. There are about 35 species of them and many cultivars giving variations of shade and size. All Globbas die back during the dry, cooler months. Over winter they store their energy in rhizomes and will spring back with vigour when the soil temperature rises in spring. In general they will grow up to 600mm tall and prefer part shade at the edge of garden beds. The flowers are borne on a pendulous inflourescence. They are a small hook shaped structure, which lasts for a day or so. While these are interesting in their own right, the showiest parts of the flowering structure are the bracts which can last for months and range in colour from magenta through to white. Some species, such as Globba schomburgkii, produce a bulbil after the flower drops. The bulbils are about 1-3 mm in length and will result in many new plants around the old plant the following summer. These species will quickly colonise parts of your garden and may become a pest if you are not a diligent gardener. Non-invasive varieties reproduce by rhizome expansion, staying in easyto-mintain clumps. The hardiest of these is Globba winitii, with cultivars such as Dancing Girl, White Dragon and Princess Kim. They never stop multiplying in my garden no matter how much I neglect them. As a cut flower they cannot be beaten. Stems picked in late summer will last 2-4 months inside, even throwing out roots for next summer. One way to ensure dry conditions over winter is to grow them in containers. When they die back, tip the container on its side behind the garden shed, then re-pot and re-fertilise in mid spring. Even if you experience a wet winter, the rhizome will get no more water than it needs to survive. Globbas will survive with little love in reasonably rich soil. Dig in a good amount of compost when planting or replanting. I usually go around the garden soon after they pop their heads up and throw a handful of general purpose fertiliser around the plant. Don’t throw it onto the plant as the fertiliser may burn and rot the rhizome. The hardest thing is remembering where you planted them so that you don’t fill in an empty spot in the garden during the winter.

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Home and Property Guide Property myths busted: The great Australian dream is the great Australian nightmare Always thought the great Australian dream was to own your own home? Leading property expert Kevin Young says too many Australians believe the myths that are holding them back from reaching financial freedom. Kevin Young, CEO and founder of The Investors Club, says renting your own home and investing in property in high-growth areas helps you achieve the real Australian dream – and that’s financial freedom: to retire without stress, to travel and to leave something behind for your kids. Kevin Young’s five favourite property myths BUSTED: 1. Myth: Buy your own home. “Buying a family home at a low-entry price equals low capital growth, and you’re on track to dedicating the next 20 years of your life to making the banks rich,” Kevin says. His solution is to rent your own home, and buy well located, quality investment properties with good capital growth prospects. This way, you can enjoy the tax benefits of an investment property, and help the economy by employing tradesmen, while seeing equity build in your investments. 2. Myth: Investment portfolios are for people with six-figure salaries. It is not the amount you earn but how you use it. The Investors Club has researched, sourced and sold 17,000 properties for Australians on average and above incomes. “There are plenty of strategies to help you get started, even if you don’t have a large salary. Investors can use the equity in their own home to invest. It’s important to treat property investing like a business and make sure you understand the numbers before you get started,” Kevin says. 3. Myth: Educated investors perform the best. Investors who are well informed often go it alone, thinking they know the market. “Ensure you have a team, or property investment specialist, who can provide ongoing support and education to help you manage challenges such as changes in tenancy and changes in strata laws during the life of your investment,” Kevin says. 4. Myth: Second-hand properties deliver strong returns. Second-hand properties can drain your finances and require more of your time and energy as disgruntled tenants require regular assistance. “Choose new or renovated

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HIGH QUALITY NEEDED WHEN SEEKING COMMERCIAL FINANCE Businesses seeking commercial financing need to devote more effort to presenting high-quality applications to lenders, according to a leading local commercial finance adviser. Teresa Harrison, Smartline Personal Mortgage Adviser, said that in a significantly tightened commercial lending environment, the quality of the funding application presented to lenders was a key determinant in whether funding was obtained. “Anyone who has tried to secure commercial finance in the past 12 months or increase their loan facility would have found it a difficult process,” Teresa said.

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Teresa said even good quality clients who represented a low risk to the banks were having to pay an unnecessary premium for commercial finance because of the the risk adversity of the banks. “Many banks are using a ‘one size fits all’ approach given the tougher market conditions, rather than pricing for the risk of the individual client – resulting in higher interest rates and tightening lending conditions,” she said. Many people would be experiencing interest rate increases. At the same time, customers are being asked to

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Sports Results

A boost for local show jumpers The Sunshine Coast’s Glass House Horse and Pony Club has received a boost for this weekend’s annual Show Jumping Classic in Beerwah after LJ Hooker announced their sponsorship of the event. The Glass House Mountains Pony Club’s annual Show Jumping spectacular held this Saturday, April 28 will be known as the LJ Hooker Show Jumping Classic after a joint sponsorship by LJ Hooker Corporate and LJ Hooker real estate agents on the Sunshine Coast who contributed $5,000 to the event. Local Principal, Scott Hull of LJ Hooker Caloundra, Kawana Waters, LJ Hooker Business Broking and LJH Commercial said they would like to see the event become one of the biggest Pony Club Show Jumping events on the calendar and challenge other corporate and local businesses to sponsor a branded Show Jump for future events. Club President Jule Pitcher said the mission of Pony Club is to encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses, to provide instruction in riding and the proper care of their animals and to promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty, thereby cultivating strength of character and self-discipline. “We are very proud of the club members, parents and helpers who make our club so great. We are very grateful that LJ Hooker has become involved.” There are 27 events across nine different height classes in three rings, allowing riders and horses of all abilities to compete. There are ribbons to sixth place in all events and trophies to third place for Class Championships. LJ Hooker has also donated rugs for the Show Jumping Classic Overall Champion and Local Champions.

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Wednesday, April 18 Ladies Bowls Day - Ladies Club Championship pairs. Chris Freshwatwer, Monika Duff def Ann White, Millie Freshwater 22 to 11. Social bowls played was one game of triples and two games of pairs. In the Triples Margaret Beasley, Di Garland, Rob Scullion def Ruth Ellery, Maurie Dawes, Di Hunt 19 to 15, In the pairs Graham Young, Margie Lehmann def Liesa Craven, Noelle Dean 26 to 11. Di Sutherland, Marleen Bertram def Dalija Wells, John McSwain 28 to 11. Thursday, April 19 Open Pairs - am game. Winners Larry Backer, Dubbo Powter 2 + 48. Runners up Ken Alchin, Josef Albrecht + 24. PM Games. Winners Rob Scullion, Brian Fogarty 2 + 34. Runners up Clive Sinton, Barry Richardson + 24. Saturday 21st. Mens Club Championship A Grade Round 2. Andrew Dobbie def Rodney Sharpe 25 to 22. Graham Richardson def Brian Saunders 25 to 6. Kerry Capern def Mac Townson 25 to 15. Gary Lehmann def Brendan Freshwater 25 to 23. Round 3 Brett Standring def Andrew Dobbie 25 to 24. Graham Richardson def Terry Little 25 to 19. Rob Scullion def Bobby Moss 25 to 12. Gary Lehman def Kerry Capern 25 to 22. Finals next week. Bowls School - each Friday 2.30pm to 4.30pm. New and current bowlers welcome for coaching or introduction to bowls. No cost, just turn up. For Club Glass House members info. Anzac Day: 1.00pm 2 games 15 ends. Ex Services verses Civilians. Monday, April 30 Ladies Financial day. Sponsored by Live Life Villages. www.gcnews.com.au


Hinterland BMX riders riding strong

The hotly contested 2012 South Queensland Shootout series has now been run and won. This popular event in the BMX racing calendar just keeps getting bigger and bigger every year and with up to 470 riders attending this year’s series it certainly made for some exiting and competitive racing in all age groups. The Shootout series was run over 10 weeks with riders racing for place points at six different tracks; Ashmore, Ipswich, Redlands, Cooloola, Logan and Toowoomba. To qualify for the end of series awards and final placing's riders were required to attend four out of the six race meets with bonus points being awarded to riders who attended every round. Nine riders in total qualified from the Hinterland BMX Club with everyone gaining great overall results in their respective classes: Callum Wooler 6th in eight boys and 8th in eight – 10 Cruiser, Mikael Carter 12th in eight boys and 11th in eight – 10 Cruiser , Ben Spratt 4th in 12 boys, Kirrilly Spratt 3rd in 13 Girls, David Hume 14th in Pro Men, Mitchell Beutel 5th in 16 Boys, Rod Carter 4th in 40 - 44 Male Cruiser, Susie Hume 2nd in 45 - 49 Female Cruiser, Paul Hume 2nd in 45 - 49 Male Cruiser. Riders are now getting back into training mode in readiness for the upcoming South QLD championships, which will be held in Gympie during the June school holidays. Suncoast Hinterland BMX Club which is located on Connection Road, Mooloolah caters for all abilities and is a family friendly club with both male and female riders aged from four to 45+. During school terms gate sessions are held every Monday night from 6.00pm with racing held on the second, fourth and fifth Fridays of the month from 6.00pm. New riders are always welcome with memberships starting from as low as $40.00. For more info visit http:// suncoasthinterland.bmxa.com.au or phone Marnie 0408 888 709.

Beegee’s news

Contributed by Frank Doonan

Thanks to Bunnings Caloundra for allowing our club to have a BBQ last Saturday morning which was a great fund raiser for us. We would like to show appreciation to IGA Glasshouse and Matilda Fruit Barn for their support and to the Volunteers who came along, without you this day would not be possible so thank you for the regulars and the new faces that came along and did a wonderful job and had some fun as well. Next week we have a big day with an under 6 carnival with over 600 players plus parents it will be big starting at 9.00am and going through until about 12.30pm then junior games and seniors to follow. This week we had junior games with mixed results, under 13 girls going down to Maroochydore under 13 boys having a great day out winning 8-0 with Jarred having a scoring spree 5 goals and Nathan, Sean and Joseph scoring one each. Our under 15 girls also had a big result winning 8-0, Four goals to Vivienne two to Chloe and one each to Joanna and Sommer. Fewer than 14 boys struggled for the day but Maroochydore is one of the powers in the competition goals went to William and Jake but the boys do enjoy themselves. www.gcnews.com.au

Your guide to sport in Glasshouse Country

Mooloolah Valley Bowls Club

Contributed by Judy Walker We had a social game on Tuesday. Friday, April 21 we had to play a different format. Not enough bowlers. The winners were James Sammon and Alex Thomson and second was Yorkie, Rosemay Roderick, Judy and Lloyd Walker. On Saturday we only had 10 players but we had some good bowls and a lot of fun. No rollups are allowed at the moment until we get our future sorted out.

BEERWAH & DISTRICT TROPHIES Locally produced & manufactured

Supplying: Trophies - Medallions - Plaques Badges - Engraving etc to the Hinterland

Phone Jill on 5494 8218 or fax: 5494 8024

Horse Riding @ Rossi’s 5494 8515

Suncoast Hinterland Softball Association Well, our season started on the weekend and unfortunately we had to cancel the junior games due to the weather but we were able to play our senior games. The results for this round were Stingrays 1(11) defeated Redbacks (8); Redbacks (16) defeated Bandits (5). Everyone played extremely well considering the weather. Well done everyone. See you all again this weekend for our first full round of games. It’s still not too late to join a team, so if you are interested in playing softball, call Cassie on 0418 871 230 for more details.

Softball Festival Contributed by Karen Robe

Suncoast-Hinterland Softball Association will be hosting the Softball Festival ~ Suncoast at Mooloolah Valley Multi Sports Complex on Sunday, April from approximately 8.30am to 4.30pm. All proceeds from the day will be donated to The Colby Speare Foundation. Colby played Softball for the local SuncoastHinterland club, Stingrays. On January, 2010 he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Over the last 2 year this brave little soldier has been to hell and back. This new and exciting event is a softball-based event for everyone, with a fun and exciting Junior Come and Try Clinic for kids, an Open Age OzPitch Tournament (mixed Slow Pitch) for adults including corporate or community teams plus a Celebrity Exhibition Game. Even if you have never played before all levels of skill are catered for. The OzPitch Tournament’s will be competitionbased and the top three teams receiving prizes. Each participant will receive a show bag with vouchers, flyers and an aluminum drink bottle. The Tournament Entry Fee for the OzPitch Tournament is $20.00 for Adults (13+). The Come and Try Clinic is free, however a gold coin donation for The Colby Speare Foundation will be greatly appreciated. Visit www.suncoast.softball.org.au for registration forms. For further information contact Karen Robe on 0422 204 661 or shsa1@bigpond.net.au. All are welcome for a great day of sport, fun and entertainment for a fantastic cause. Hope to see you there!!

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Beerwah Bulldogs Contributed by Dean Roberts

The A Grade and Under 18’s hosted the Bribie Island Warrigals at Beerwah on Saturday and the A Grade got back into the winners list by defeating the Warrigals 42-6 which was the identical score to the 1st round and saw Ashley Sleeman continue his good form this season by scoring 4 tries. The Under 18’s again competed with the much bigger ‘Bribie Boys’ in the 1st half but could not contain them in the 2nd stanza to go down 46-12. The women also returned to the winners list with a convincing 44-6 win over Aspley in Brisbane. This Saturday A Grade and under 18’s have the bye and the women have a home tame at Beerwah v Springfield at 1.30pm and it would be great to see good crowd come along and support the Women and there are Junior Games from 9.00am. Caloundra RSL A Grade Cup Beerwah Bulldogs – 42 – (Ashley Sleeman 4, Chris Antonelli 2, Graham Green 1, Josh Danzey 1 – Tries)(Cody Bell 5 – Goals) def Bribie Is Warrigals – 6 – (Paul Ride 1 – Tries)(William Brady 1 –Goals) WIN TV Under 18 Cup Bribie Island Warrigals – 46 – (Bryce Willis 1, Joel Bonney 2, Mitchell Bailey 2, Ryan Thomas 1, Kerry Kane 3 – Tries)(Mitchell Bailey 5 – Goals) def Beerwah Bulldogs – 12 – (Nicholas Roberts 1, Brady Cummins 1 – Tries)(Dylan Valentine 2 – Goals) 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 816605 to discuss.

Action from the Beerwah v Aspley Women’s Game on Saturday which was Won by Beerwah 44-6

More photos from Beerwah Ladies Golf continued from last week

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