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The Cars are Coming!

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by Gill MacDonald DO you remember the days when motoring was a fun, stress-free and enjoyable past-time? My first car, back in the sixties was a 1937 Austin Big Seven. Oh how I loved that car, even though it had a top speed of 40 mph and used nearly a gallon of oil every hundred miles or so! There was no such thing as road-rage or traffic jams and if I did ever break down anywhere, the sight of a car with its bonnet up at the side of the road would guarantee that some kind soul would stop and I’d soon be happily on my way again.

Youngsters of today have no idea of what fun it all was. But here’s your opportunity to introduce the grandchildren to another world. The Sunshine Coast Antique Car Club has put together a week-long 50th Anniversary event aimed at providing entertainment and interest for all veteran, vintage and classic vehicle enthusiasts. The public are invited to come along on Saturday 8th June from 7am -1pm to view a huge display of close to 1,000 vehicles at the Big Pineapple.

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A collection of collectives continued... IN a past edition of the Seniors Newspaper, readers were treated to a list of seldom-used collective nouns that possibly tested vocabularies and, more than likely, caused brows to furrow. The list continues here. Enjoy! You might have heard of a busyiness (or business) of ferrets but what about a fesnyng of ferrets, a term which may have originated from a misspelling in the Middle Ages? Then there’s a charm (or chirm) of finches; a stand of flamingos; a leash of foxes. A wedge of geese may sound odd while a tower of giraffes the perfect description, though some may choose to refer to a corps of giraffes instead. Gnats apparently come in clouds, or rabble if you wish, with goats in a trip; gods of a particular mythology in a pantheon; grouse in a covey; guineafowl in a rasp. Hares collectively are a down (or drove, flick or husk); hawks a kettle if flying in large numbers; hermits an

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observance; hippopotamuses a bloat; hounds a cry; hyenas a cackle. Ibises come in colonies and iguanas in messes (would be interesting to know the origins of this collective noun); jackdaws (of the crow family) in trains; jellyfish in fluthers or smacks; kangaroos in mobs or troops. Lapwings come in a deceit or a desert; leopards in a leap or a lepe; lions in a well-known pride or in the lesserknown sawt. Mallards come in puddlings, sords or sutes and martens in richesse or richness. Moles struggle (it seems) in a labour and monkeys in barrels, cartloads, troops or tribes; moorhens in plumps; mosquitoes in scourges (how true); mudhens in fleets and mules in barrens. The English language never ceases to amaze, as this collection shows. Be sure to check future editions of this newspaper for more head-scratching collectives.

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The Cars are Coming! Continued from Page 1 It is sure to wet just about everyone’s appetite with cars from the early 1900’s, a race car, a late model Aston Martin, Hot Rods, Muscle cars and the centre piece - a beautiful 1921 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. There will be music playing in the paddock, the Big Pineapple Saturday Markets, and food and fun for all. Entry to view the vehicles is by way of a gold coin donation, which will help fund-raise for the Give Me Five For Kids charity. The Sunshine Coast Vintage Car Club welcomes new members. The Club was formed in 1963 to cater for the owners of veteran and vintage cars and to foster the preservation as well as the restoration of these vehicles, as near as possible, in a state similar to their original condition. Today the Club welcomes all people interested in the preservation and restoration of our motoring and machinery history. Generally members come from those owning vehicles over 30 years old. The Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7.30 pm at the Clubhouse (the old schoolhouse) in the Nambour Show Grounds, Coronation Avenue Nambour. Ownership of a vehicle, restored or unrestored, is not a requirement but all members share a love for motor vehicles whether they be a classic, vintage, veteran or a more mundane vehicle. The Club’s register includes cars built in the early 1900s to post-war cars such as Vauxhall Vagabonds, early Holdens, Morris Minors, Austin A40s and Rileys, to more recent cars such as Monaros, MGs, Falcons and many more. It will be a great day on 8th June for not only car enthusiasts but families in general. You can relive the glory days of motoring, have a yarn with proud owners and give younger members of the family an inkling of bygone days. Mark Sat June 8 on your calendar and come along to a fantastic day out for all ages.

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SENIORS NEWS Probus Club of Caloundra Central Inc

The committee of management for 2013-2014 Back row - Clark Foreman (Secretary), Stuart West (Immediate Past President), George Thomas, Keith Sweeney. Front row :- Judy Morgan, Helen Soldal (Junior Vice President), Noel Dennett (President), Daryl Spink (Senior Vice President), May Thomas. Absent:- Jennifer Robinson (Treasurer), Dell Ogilvy.

AT our general meeting recently, three new members were inducted into our club. Then followed our AGM at which the new management committee was elected and President Stuart West handed over the reins to incoming President Noel Dennett. A delicious lunch was catered by Caloundra Meals on Wheels to round off the day. Our club is a mixed club, and vacancies for new members exist. Activities planned for May include a general meeting with guest speaker, coffee and chat morning tea, luncheon dine-out, walk and talk and golf day. Further information can be obtained from Noel 5439 7858 or Clark 5491 5802.


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Seniors welcome measures to improve safety online NATIONAL Seniors, the consumer group for older Australians, has welcomed a new report which recommends a raft of new measures to improve the safety of seniors using the internet. The report by The Joint Select Committee on CyberSafety titled, Cybersafety for Seniors: A Worthwhile Journey, made 13 recommendations as part of its inquiry into keeping seniors safe online. The committee found that many seniors have a legitimate fear of cybercrime and they need to build up their confidence before going online. This backs up National Seniors own research which shows one of the top three barriers to older Australians going online are concerns about security and viruses (64 per cent). National Seniors Australia chief executive Michael O’Neill agreed more needs to be done to protect vulnerable seniors online.

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SENIORS NEWS Seniors find emotional solace with Seniors Enquiry Line UNITINGCARE Community’s Seniors Enquiry Line help seniors deal directly with issues that other organisations

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terred or confused by automated phone systems when looking for support or advice. An example of Senior’s

Enquiry Line’s ability to defuse a risky and potentially dangerous situation is the story of Mrs B. Mrs B rang Seniors Enquiry Line extremely distressed after discovering her home had been broken into while she was tending to her back garden. Once inside, Mrs B faced the horrifying reality that an intruder had entered her home while she was merely metres away, stealing her purse and house keys. The fear Mrs B felt at the thought that this intruder could reenter her house at any time, could use her bank cards or steal her identity, was very real. After phoning the police to report the incident she was left confused about what to do about her missing cards and especially her keys. One call to Seniors Enquiry Line and Mrs B was calm, knew which cards to

cancel and had a plan of action. She then received confirmation from Seniors Enquiry Line’s Support Officer that a Home Assist Officer would visit that day to replace all her locks and house keys. The Seniors Enquiry Line Officer then phoned Queensland Transport, explained Mrs B’s situation and was given a direct line so Mrs B could speak to an officer who could help her while avoiding their automated phone system. Mrs B’s case is a direct example of how Seniors Enquiry Line can help alleviate the distress caused by different situations while providing compassionate support and information. Seniors Enquiry Line is not simply a referral service; they can also be a life saver. Phone 1300 135 500.

Blue Care trip to Goomeri BLUE Care Auxiliary Coach Tour to Goomeri Pumpkin Rolling Festival will be on Sunday 26th May. The bus departs the Blue Care office at 7am. The cost is $38 per person and includes morning tea at Gympie Duck Ponds. Come along and enjoy country hospitality. Plenty of stalls and entertainment. Bring your lunch or purchase it in town. This really is a great day out. For further information please phone Gloria on 5492 3318 or Blue Care office on 5438 5000.

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Which city is home to the Cats AFL team? Who traditionally wears a mitre? In which state or territory is Mount Buggery? What is the middle colour of a rainbow? In mathematics, what is the ratio of circumference of a circle to its diameter called? 6. What does a Francophile like? 7. What two states of the USA have no land borders with any other US states? 8. What is the second highest rank in the British peerage, after duke? 9. If a person is living in penury, what is their condition? 10. Which Russian ballerina had a dessert named after her? 11. What part of a vertebrate’s body is the proboscis? 12. In a real estate advertisement for a house, what does SLUG mean? 13. In which game are moves like QKt and KP made? 14. TNT is a type of what? 15. A howdah is a seat on the back of what kind of animal? 16. Which great military leader died in 323BC aged 33? 17. Which clarinet player was known as the King of Swing? 18. What is the usual activity that takes place in a velodrome? 19. How long does the Earth take to complete one orbit around the Sun? 20. What is the expertise of a campanologist? Answers on page 8

SENIORS NEWS What keeps Betty forever young?

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THE short answer to that question is – tap dancing. Betty Crocker has been honing her art for nigh on seven and a half decades and she is nowhere near ready to give it all up. Betty started her stellar career at the famed Tivoli Theatre, doing vaudeville shows and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Roy Rene, Chips Rafferty and even Groucho Marx. Seven years ago, Betty started Betty’s Tap Katz in Cooroy at the Memorial Hall, running classes three days a week. The average age of her dancers is 65 years young although some are still dancing into their 80s. Classes are a modest $5, which is channelled back into the costs of making costumes for performances (and the talented Betty is no mean seamstress either). Whether you are a novice or an experienced tap dancer Betty would love it if you roll up to one of her classes. Just give her a call on 5471 1335.

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“Red Cross has 162 retail stores around the country and donated goods make up 90% of our sales. “We now need to fill our stores with good quality, affordable winter stock to satisfy our customers and help raise money for Red Cross. “At this time of the year we just can’t get enough coats, jackets, knitwear, tops, pants, hats, beanies, gloves, scarves and homeware items” says Ms Cozzolino, but before dropping your goods into a Red Cross store please check the pockets first!” “If you donate ten winter clothing or homeware

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Buderim National Seniors NATIONAL Seniors Buderim Branch monthly meeting will be held at the Buderim Bowls Club, Elizabeth Street, Buderim on Monday 27th May at 9.30am. Morning tea will be served and cost is $4 per person. This month our guest speaker is David Wallis on Health Matters. Do come along for a social morning.

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SENIORS NEWS National body inaugural meeting - Over 50s parks and villages

A meeting was held in Sydney on Tuesday 9th April to enact and finalise the National Body to represent all over 50s residential parks and villages throughout Australia. The new body will be known as: National Alliance of Residential Parks and Communities (NARPAC). The basis of this meeting and National Body is the coming together of all state residential parks associations. The delegates in attendance covered just about every aspect of residential parks throughout Australia from concerns of security of tenure, site fees, special terms, eviction, discrimination, harassment and elder abuse. The meeting contained 4 State Chairpersons, 4 State Secretaries, 1 State Treasurer and 1 legal specialist; a well diverse and experienced group. Comments from Mr Franklin ARPQ Qld Chairperson who had the privilege to chair this meeting said that it would give an exciting future

Back row L to R: Dr Gary Martin, President of ARPRA, NSW; Graham Howard, President of SARPRA, SA; Julia Lynch, President, PHOA, WA; Shanny Gordon, Secretary HAAG, Vic; David Paton, Secretary, ARPQ, QLD Front row: Chris Cairalle-Allen, Secretary PHOA, WA; Jill Edmonds, Secretary (and expert on cooperatives) KRPHO, NSW; Glen Franklin, President, ARPQ, QLD; Judie Dewar, Treasurer, ARPQ, QLD; Paul Smyth, Legal Officer, Residential Parks, Tenants Union, NSW; Julie Lee, Manager, Parks and Villages Service NSW (behind the camera)

ahead, with some 162000 residents through Australia who will now have a strong voice. It is proposed that State legislation will convert to a National Act in due course and remove the mish-mash of State legislation now experienced. We have received Federal

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encouragement to commence and will now proceed with the task of having ourselves acknowledged in the political arena to ensure we have that voice. Many issues have been white boarded from this first meeting that will carry through into fair and just legislation that

reflects a true balance of interest between land owners and home owners. A meeting has already taken place with the opposition Minister for Aging Bronwyn Bishop who has shown an extreme keenness for the group to become active on behalf of all residents and homeowners within

residential parks and villages nationally. A draft letter of introduction outlining the Body has been raised and sent to all political interests to ensure they are well aware of residents concerns and the arrival of the group. Mr Franklin also made mention that all current members of State Associations will become affiliated at no charge with the National Body and affiliations with other National Groups will also eventuate in time. The way is now clear for the Group to activate and pursue improved Centre link Rental Assistance payments, pension improvements and utility price concerns. We at ARPQ are delighted that we are now part of this important affilation, but will still continue to act on all local matters concerning our membership, which continues to grow. If anyone wants additional information they can contact ARPQ by phoning 38887696 or 55352730 during normal office hours or through the web page

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 15 June THIS day is in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action which recognises the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. Governments, nongovernmental organisations, educational institutions, religious groups, professionals in the field of aging, interested individuals as well as older persons themselves will promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by organising activities around the world to raise awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. Elder abuse should never be ignored, because people of all ages have rights.Elder abuse is any act within a relationship of trust which results in harm to an older person. It includes physical, emotional and financial abuse, as well as neglect. There are things you can do to support someone experiencing elder abuse. You can be part of the solution by arranging to get help; there is a range of services that can provide advice, support or referrals if you know of someone who may be experiencing abuse. For help and more details call 1300 651 192 (Queensland only) for free and confidential advice Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Noosaville VIEW Club

THE Smith Family’s Noosaville VIEW Club May luncheon will be on Thursday 23rd May, 11 am for 11.30 start at the Tewantin/Noosa RSL. VIEW Clubs are a valued part of the Smith Family which is a national, independent children’s charity committed to helping disadvantaged Australian children by unlocking opportunities through education and learning support. Our club is a good place to meet and make friends and new members are always welcome. If you would like to join us please ring the lunch coordinator Nanette Mclay on 5455 6157 by 6.00pm the Sunday before the meeting date.


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THE Mother’s Day Classic is organised by Women in Super - a national network of women working in the superannuation and finance industries. It was established to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. The initiative was inspired by the knowledge that research is gradually improving the survival rate of the one in nine women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85.

All proceeds from the Mother’s Day Classic are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, a not for profit organisation that promotes and supports research into breast cancer prevention and treatment. Since 1998 the Mother’s Day Classic has raised $14.8 million dollars. From modest beginnings in 1998, the Mother’s Day Classic has grown into one of Australia’s largest national charity events and has become an

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integral part of Mother’s Day for thousands of Australians. The Sunshine Coast event involves a 4.5km walk. Register to participate online at www.mothersdayclassic. you can register on the day. Alternatively you can come along and support all walkers and runners and join in the entertainment and activity taking place around the course. Remember to fill in a tribute card to wear on the day in memory of a loved one or with words of encouragement to someone currently undergoing treatment. If you wish to make a stand alone donation to the Mother’s Day Classic for breast cancer research, you can do so from the website. The event is at Cotton Tree Park, The Esplanade, Cotton Tree (Maroochydore) on Sunday 12 May. Registrations on the day start from 7:00am and the 4.5km walk starts at 8.00am

Living with multiple sclerosis MS Awareness Month is held each year during May and culminates on World MS Day which is celebrated internationally. This year World MS Day is on Wednesday May 29. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease. It is one of the most common disabling neurological conditions amongst young adults in the northern hemisphere. Over two million people in the world have MS. The aims of World MS Day are to raise awareness and mobilise the global movement. The cause of multiple sclerosis is not yet known, but thousands of researchers all over the world are meticulously putting the pieces of this complicated puzzle together. The damage to myelin in MS may be due to an abnormal response of the body’s immune system, which normally defends the body against invading organisms (bacteria and viruses). Many of the characteristics of MS suggest an ‘autoimmune’ disease whereby the body attacks its own cells and tissues, which in the case of MS is myelin. Researchers do not know what triggers the immune system to attack myelin, but it is thought to be a combination of several factors. One theory is that a virus, possibly lying dormant in the body, may play a major role in the development of the disease and may disturb the immune system or indirectly instigate the auto-immune process. A

great deal of research has taken place in trying to identify an MS virus. It is probable that there is no one MS virus, but that a common virus, such as measles or herpes, may act as a trigger for MS. This trigger activates white blood cells (lymphocytes) in the

blood stream, which enter the brain by making vulnerable the brain’s defence mechanisms (i.e. the blood/brain barrier). Once inside the brain these cells activate other elements of the immune system in such a way that they attack and destroy myelin. World MS Day

was launched on 27 May 2009 with over 200 events in 67 countries. It’s an opportunity to raise awareness about MS and to strengthen the network of people living with MS across the world. This year, the theme for World MS Day is ‘Living with MS’.

Lioness Club Night at the Cinema THE Lioness Club of Caloundra are hosting a “Night at the Cinema” at the Caloundra Big Screen Cinemas. The movie, “The Great Gatsby” a classic remake by Australian producer Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby. Raffles and a lucky door prize on the night with refreshments at 5pm and the movie commencing at 7pm. Tickets are $20 and will need to be pre-purchased, as no tickets will be sold on the night. For ticket sales contact Jo Horn on 5491 1809. Proceeds going to The Compass Institute - Education & Training for People with Disabilities.

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SENIORS NEWS Sunshine Coast Computer Club IN recent years mobile telephones have gained momentum in the lives of seniors and have similarities with the computer. They can be a step toward using a computer. Some seniors may like to use the larger keyboard

and screen of a computer and have ability to do more than the mobile telephone can do. Learning to use a computer is now much easier than when they were introduced many years ago when it was considered that one needed to have an

Internet Technician on call when something unusual came up such as a window saying “You have performed an illegal operation”. This is where the Sunshine Coast Computer Club can help resolve matters for members when the unexpected occurs.

Members can attend weekly meetings at Buderim and Caloundra or the monthly meeting at Yandina or can list their problem on the Members Forum of the Club Website or telephone a help line. Weekly Computer Club meetings are held at

Caloundra on a Saturday morning, on a Thursday afternoon at Buderim and once a month at Yandina on the third Wednesday (except December) for North Coast members of the Club. Sunshine Coast Computer Club welcomes visitors to meetings to see just what happens at these meetings to see if what is on offer will help them

if they become members of the Club. Meetings provide tea and coffee for informal chat time between members leading to new friendships. For reasonable membership fees members have multiple avenues for help and support when needed. It could be just what you need to help you make better use of your computer and other

technology items. To find out more about when and where the Club meetings are held and how you too can join the Club and get help – Telephone the Club Information Line 54921005, visit the Club Web Site – http:// (view an informative Introductory Video) or e mail the Club at

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A Mother’s Day Tribute Special featuring Johnny Nicol will be held on Sunday 12th May at the Currimundi Hotel Motel Function Room, Buderim Street, Currimundi.. Johnny Nicol, a legend of Australian jazz has been described as “our own George Benson in both vocal style and jazz guitar technique’ will present a Mother’s Day Tribute Special” Johnny started his musical journey in

Sydney joined with three Kiwis and formed the very popular Maori Troubadours who toured extensively throughout Australia and overseas. Johnny will be supported by three of Australia’s best musicians.. The costs are $20.00 for Jazz Club Members, $22.50 Concession Holders and U3A Members and $25.00 for visitors. Bookings are advisable. Phone Ted 5491 6017.

Beautiful and Practical Baby Gift Boxes SENIORS News is delighted to announce the launch of a new business on the Sunshine Coast – “Welcome Baby Gift”. “We take the guesswork out of buying a baby gift”, says owner Marita McGregor. “Our website offers an easy on-line shopping experience for Seniors to purchase a memorable newborn baby gift box for friends and loved ones”. The beautiful and practical baby gift boxes come complete with the nursery essentials for a newborn baby, in a variety of prices. Courier delivery will also be arranged to a home or business address. These value-for-money baby gift boxes are brimming with high quality brand name baby products. There is also a range of organic bamboo/cotton clothing and accessories. This soft, hypo-allergenic fabric is particularly suitable for a newborn babies’ sensitive skin as it is breathable, highly absorbent and wonderful for keeping baby at just the right temperature. The range of baby gift boxes at Welcome Baby Gift includes Baby Boys, Baby Girls, Pre-Birth/Baby Shower for Baby and Mum, Neutral and Organic for Baby and Twins. For a

personal touch, they also have a selection of pampering organic bath and beauty treats for Mums and baby gifts/ keepsakes to choose from, which can be added to the baby gift box of your choice. The items are displayed in a reusable gloss white box

and beautifully presented with a handtied organza bow and complimentary personalised gift card. Welcome a newborn baby and delight a new Mum with a gorgeous baby gift box from www.welcomebaby

Trivia Answers From Page 4 1. Geelong 2. Bishop 3. Victoria 4. Green 5. Pi 6. All things French 7. Alaska and Hawaii 8. Marquess 9. Extreme poverty 10. Anna Pavlova 11. Snout or nose 12. Single lock up garage 13. Chess 14. Explosive 15. Elephant 16. Alexander the Great 17. Benny Goodman 18. Cycle racing 19. One year (365.25 days) 20. Bell ringing Disclaimer for Trivia quiz Answers are correct to the best knowledge of our quizmaster Allan Blackburn. Sometimes people may have different views and some answers considered correct by Allan may be considered incorrect by others. While all care and attention is taken with these answers, mistakes can happen. If you find one, please live with it! No correspondence will be entered into regarding Trivia Quiz answers.

SENIORS NEWS Intensive research shapes NoosaCare’s new Memory Support Unit at Carramar

THE Memory Support Unit to be opened at NoosaCare’s Carramar site on July 1 incorporates the newest approaches to giving people living with dementia an environment where they have the best chance of maintaining a real connection with interests they have enjoyed all their lives. The latest research on aged care, both in Australia and overseas, guided the design elements and the way the occupants of the new 32-bed unit will live day by day. Hammond Care in NSW and Victoria, a large charitiable organisation which leads the way in research into aged care, was generous in sharing information. In the forward planning stage NoosaCare board members visited numerous Dementia Units in Victoria and NSW, and Management, attended attended a course at the dementia design centre in Wollongong where architects and aged care centre

community, by a board of volunteer professionals from the community, NoosaCare

Inc has always followed a path less travelled by most operators in the aged

care industry at its two sites, at Carramar in Tewantin and Kabara in Cooroy.

NoosaCare Inc. Board members Left to right: (back row) Alan Bennett; Stefan Prystupa; Jenny Reeve; Stephen Kidd; Bert Wansley. Left to right (front row) Sigrid Arundel (Treasurer); Otto Alder (President); Jack Nilsson; Blanche Wood

managers joined with overseas experts from US and UK in a weeklong brainstorming session sharing research about groundbreaking developments from around the world; taking from it what would work in Noosa and what would not.

From this intensive research the Memory Support Unit took shape, not only as far as the building and surrounds are concerned, but in providing the blueprint for its day-to-day running that is notable for its endorsement of

flexibility. Some innovations, like the specially themed outdoor rooms that will be freely accessible to residents, are believed to be the first of their kind in Australia. As a not-for-profit community-owned organisation run for the

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USUALLY every mother’s day my children buy me stockings or pillows and once even a basket for the cat, but last year they surprised me totally! After a wonderful lunch in the park with my children and grandchildren I came home and found that they had changed my toilet seat… I was absolutely shocked! My daughter told me that this new seat would wash and dry me with just the push of a button, she said that she had purchased one for her family and they loved it so much that they just had to get one for me to! Well, I don’t know how I ever lived without it… All I have to do is sit down on my nice warm seat and go to the loo, once I am finished I simply press a button and I get a warm water wash and warm air dry! Now my toileting is a time of luxury, it is the best mother’s day present I have ever got! Kind regards, Sylvia Ross For more information or to purchase phone the Bidet Shop on 1800 140 900.

kitchen with local products to create delicious food. Register in one of the following sessions to find out more: Caloundra Library Tuesday 14 May 10am to 11.30am Coolum Library Friday 24 May 10am to 11.30am Cooroy Library Saturday 11 May 10am to 11am Kawana Library Tuesday 28 May 12.30 to 2pm Maroochydore Library Thursday 23 May 10am to 11.30am Nambour Library Tuesday 18 June 10am to 11.30am Noosa Library Thursday 20 June 11am to 12.30pm. To book or for further information visit council’s library website or call 1300 LIBRARY.

SUNSHINE Coast Council invites the community to attend free Edible Sunshine Coast information sessions at library locations during May and June 2013. Find out why local Author Rebecca Mugridge has joined forces with the Maleny IGA supermarket. Together they have produced a range of stunning recipes featuring fantastic local food products and promoting the regions talented producers. Rebecca will share her passion as a supporter of local products, local businesses and healthy lifestyles. Explore the recipe options from sweet to savoury, gluten free to vegetarian, kid friendly to special occasion, slimming to sugar free. Discover why more and more Sunshine Coast residents are excited about getting back in the

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Did you know Yandina is the Home to a Country Music Hall of Fame?

SUNSHINE Coast people may not be aware of this wonderful hidden historical icon at their doorstep; it is the A.C.M.A. (Australian Country Music Association) Hall of Fame at Steggles Road, Yandina (next to the Bowls Club). In the late 1970’s a parcel of Crown land in Steggles Rd Yandina that had been part of Racecourse, Recreation and Memorial Park Reserve became available to A.M.C.A. to lease. Sometime in the 1980’s a number of dedicated members started the construction of the existing hall with some extensions added along the way in later years. Numerous meetings, concerts and competitions took place (as they still do today) with many of the great Country music artist of our time in attendance like Slim Dusty, Buddy Williams, Webb Brothers and Reg Lindsay just to name a few. Country music lovers and members travelled far and wide from places like Maryborough, Ipswich, Tamworth, Gunnedah, Dubbo, Murgon, Nanango, Mt Isa, Biloela just to name a few. Inside this great A.C.M.A. Hall of Fame is a wealth of history and memorabilia from a bygone era, including items such as numerous shields, trophies, costume clothing, boots, hats, records, guitars, and posters that are proudly displayed and cared for. It is a tribute to the efforts of past and present members who have kept this heritage a live for present and future generations to enjoy. As everyone will appreciate it is a struggle financially for a not- for- profit organisation like the A.C.M.A. to meet the needs and up keep of such a wonderful venue. The association does this by holding concerts on every first and third Sunday of each month at 1pm at The ACMA Hall of Fame Steggles Rd Yandina. We are always in need of and welcome new artist, so if you enjoy singing or playing an instrument, we encourage you to come and perform. Everyone is encouraged to come and support us and to enjoy a fabulous band, a variety of artist who freely give their time singing country music, a bit of country rock and those old but goodies from the 50’s and 60’s. You will enjoy door prizes, raffles and afternoon tea provided all for just $8 or concession $6 Then on Saturday 18th May the A.C.M.A is holding its 27th Annual Jamboree where clubs/branches from far and wide come together to perform. This will start at 10am doors will open at 9am, Cost $7 and refreshments on sale all day. If you would like to perform on the day or if you need information about the Jamboree or our Sunday concerts phone 5446 7545 Mob 0418 429 228. Please come and support this Jamboree and our Sunday monthly concerts, get your toes tapping and singing along! We need you to help us keep this Heritage venue of memorabilia going for years to come.

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MEMBERS and visitors will be warmly welcomed at our next meeting to be held on Friday, 3rd May. Meetings are held at the Headland Bowls Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim at 9.30 am for 10.00 am. Guest Speaker this month will be a staff member from St. Jude’s school in Tanzania. We will hear about the growth of the school since it was established by an Australian girl in 2002. New members are always welcome to join our friendly Club with interesting activities and speakers each month. for further information please phone Pat on 5445 6329.

SENIORS NEWS Is this proof that copper can alleviate arthritis?

THERE is a new product on the Australian market called the Copper Heeler – this amazing device has already been shown to take away the pain of arthritis for many sufferers in the United Kingdom and we can now purchase it here. The Original Copper Heeler® took 18 months to develop, because the shape was so important; it needed to be ultra-thin, lightweight and moulded to the shape of the foot for maximum comfort. Tens of thousands have since been sold. Copper is essential to life, yet older people are often deficient in it; so imagine what a difference a copper insole will make. It makes no difference which part of the body the copper comes into contact with as the benefits from the copper will be absorbed by the skin and then circulated right throughout the body to

relieve pain. There is ever increasing scientific evidence that copper has anti-inflammatory properties; the copper is absorbed by the skin which gives relief to arthritis and general joint pain. Based on the results of laboratory and clinical studies, St. Francis Private Hospital, a 140-bed facility located in County Westmeath, Ireland, decided to become the first hospital in the world to fully specify hygienic copper door handles throughout its facility as part of its infection control program. A full upgrade of all door furniture (i.e. 250 doorsets, incorporating handles, push plates and privacy locks) to antimicrobial copper in the hospital and nursing home commenced in January 2010. Refurbishment projects specifying copper products are now anticipated across National Health Service facilities in

the UK. If you would like your arthritic pain to become a distant memory why not try the Copper Heeler? Check out the advertisement in these pages, then call Charles on 0407 451 087 or Julie on 0437 622 682 or email: info@theoriginal copperheeler if you would like more information on the amazing copper insole. You will also find more details at w w w. t h e o r i g i n a l and can also place a secure order on the website.

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Desperately seeking volunteers HAVE you heard about the fantastic facility in Doonan that supports those in the community that are living with a terminal or life-limiting illness? Katie Rose Hospice is a regular house adapted and equipped to provide quality end of life care which includes respite care, outreach and in-house support services, grief and bereavement counselling and carer support along with a myriad of other services. The guest house is run by a manager/nurse, registered palliative care nurses, counsellor and personal care workers, volunteer coordinators, housekeepers, gardeners, maintenance and hospice support volunteers. The home can cater for six guests and is free of personal cost. The Hospice has had incredible support from the community at large, who have contributed greatly to this project so far, but the need to continue is very clear. As you can imagine, it takes a large base of volunteers to run and support this facility and at present they we really need gardeners and kitchen volunteers. The gardeners usually get together at Katie Rose Hospice on a Thursday morning and involvement includes tidying up garden beds, raking leaves, some landscaping, mowing lawns and pruning. Kitchen volunteers are not required to have had previous food handling experience but are needed on a variety of shifts (during the day) over seven days for food preparation and general kitchen duties. So if you have some time on your hands and would like to help out the Sunshine Coast’s very own Community Hospice, we would love to see you. Please phone our office on 5471 1793 if you are interested in becoming involved with this very worthwhile project.

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DID you know…every day 60 Queenslanders are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes? Did you know…Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented? On Thursday 9th May, the Pomona & District Community House is hosting a “Know the score” presentation. Delivered by trained volunteers, from Diabetes Queensland the presentation covers information about Type 2 Diabetes, the risk factors and related complications and ways the condition can be prevented through healthy eating and physical activity. Meeting on Thursday 9th May, from 10.00am to 11.00am. The venue is The Lawson Shed, Pomona. Morning Tea Gold Coin Donation. Please book in by Wednesday 8th May. Pomona & District Community House phone 5485 2427.

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SENIORS NEWS Paws Animal Rescue Pet of the Month â&#x20AC;&#x153;To embrace a lifetime, we give you timeâ&#x20AC;? Drysdale Funerals was established in 1989 by Don and June Drysdale to provide a special level of care for the residents of the entire Sunshine Coast. We place the very highest priority on meeting the specific and personal wishes of those involved in arranging funeral services either immediately or in the future. They are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

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Planning ahead gives peace of mind It is a good idea to plan ahead by completing your personal profile record. It ensures your family or close friends have the answers they will need should anything happen to you. As a community service, Drysdale Funerals have prepared a small booklet in which you can record these details. It is yours free, without obligation, upon request. Just complete the coupon and send it to us or phone 5449 9383. A member of the Australian Funeral Directors Association.

Send this coupon today to Drysdale Funerals. 27 Butler Street, Tewantin - PH: 5449 9383 Also 86 Maud Street, Maroochydore - PH: 5479 1055 EC Thomas Chapel 33 National Park Rd, Nambour - PH: 5441 1366 Please send me, free of charge, without obligation  Personal Profile Record/s Name:..................................................................................................................................................................... Address:.................................................................................................................................................................. ........................................................................................................................Postcode:........................................

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MILLIE is a fit and healthy 9 year old Female Norwegian Forest cat. She is a delightful cat that loves to be around you and she will reward you with lots of purring and leg rubs whenever you enter the room. Her owners were forced to give her up when they moved and were unable to take her with them. Although Millie is a fluffy cat she does not shed much fur and she does enjoy her grooming. If you want to meet Millie call 0438 635 191 or 0411 144 689 or view our web site www.4pawsanimal We also have donation bins located at the IGA in Nambour and the IGA at Bli Bli, all dog and cat food is most welcome. All 4 Paws Cats and Dogs are flea and worm free, microchipped, vaccinated and de-sexed which are all covered by an adoption fee. All our needy animals can also be viewed on our website atwww.4pawsanimal You can help support 4 Paws Animal Rescue by becoming a member! Members play a large part in supporting the committee and this contributes to the success of 4 Paws Animal Rescue. As a member of 4 Paws Animal Rescue you will receive our quarterly newsletter informing you of forthcoming

events, merchandise and background into what happens to our cats and dogs once re-homed. You may even want to become a volunteer or even a temporary foster carer and look after one of our cats and dogs until a new permanent home can be found, all vet fees are covered; all we ask is that you supply a loving caring home.

SENIORS NEWS Motivational speakers inspire Probians

Brian and Moira Andrew motivate Probians to live life “better”.

THE Currimundi Probus Club’s recent meeting had an inspiring hour of motivation on how to live out a happy home, environment, church, or business life by “growing healthy” with gratitude, forgiveness, courage and generosity – the four core values,speakers Brian

and Moira Andrew, try to imbibe in their audiences. Brian is the author of best selling personal development book for youngsters and the elderly alike – “I Grow in Grandad’s Garden”, and he and Moira shared some of their personal story on how this all

came about. Although basically a children’s book, parents, teachers, grandparents and mental health care professionals report significant impact through reading this book with the children in their world. “I Grow in Grandad’s Garden’” is the first illustrated children’s book in the ‘Grandad’s Garden’ series all designed to help you ‘Grow Good Kids’. The series is designed to help set up children in the world for success and significance, but is applied to adults in their own environments as Brian speaks to his adult audiences. Grandad’s Garden invites readers to take a personal development journey around the Andrews’ tropical garden in Yeronga; South East Queensland. Readers take a break at the Think and Thank Seat, The Let Go Log, Cross Over Corner and the Dream Table where simple interactive questions open up stimulating conversation. An innovative morning was shared by everyone.

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SENIORS NEWS Shelly Beach a Peaceful Place When people come here or walk by they will know that Caloundra is a friendly and peace loving area,he said. Barbara Bailey, President,Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific also spoke at the unveiling, thanking all those in Rotary and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council for

TO celebrate the birthday of Paul Harris the founder of Rotary International and promote Peace through Service, (the international theme for the 2012/2013 Rotary year) The Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council unveiled a Peace Haven in Shelly Beach on Friday 19 April 2013. Cr Tim Dwyer who officially unveiled the Peace Haven, reflected on the area stating that Shelly Beach has always been the beautiful and peaceful place he remembered from his childhood but that the inclusion of this plaque; will mean an additional sentimental value for peace.

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From left to right: Peace Haven Project Director Jon Jones, Councillor SCRC Cr Tim Dwyer, President Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific Barbara Bailey, International Director RCof Caloundra Pacific Win Fowles

their hard work and assistance with the project. This Peace Haven adds to the Shelly Beach area and will become a place for quiet reflection in our busy lives for all those who frequent the area.We expect this to be a lasting reminder of our need for peace, she said. Official guests included Assistant District Governor District 9600 Ms Helen Fox–Rotary Club of Caloundra; Mr Gill Carr – President, Returned and Services Club, Caloundra; Senior Sergeants Darryl Hardy& Gavin Ricketts – Queensland Police; Ms Leanne Layfield – Executive Director, Caloundra Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mooloolaba Ladies Probus ENJOY a trip down memory lane on May 7th at Headland Bowls Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim with the Mooloolaba Ladies Probus Club Live, love and laugh away the morning with our guest speaker Jim Lessenger, a distinguished historian and writer, providing a humorous talk with snippets from a baby boomer’s diary and stories from the era of the Cloudland Ballroom. Join a friendly group of ladies from all walks of life and meet new friends. For more details contact Lois on 5479 0106.

Australian Model Railway Assn holds annual train show THE Australian Model Railway Association has scheduled their annual train show on the 4th and 5th May at the Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane. The show will run from 9am to 5pm on the Saturday and 9am to 4pm on the Sunday. Model trains of all types and sizes and it will be a great day out for the whole family and the largest train show in Australia. There will be a large range of train shops and layouts; steam trains for your backyard; interactive displays for children;

Thomas Ride On train for children and demonstrations of wagon and building assembly. Entry is via Gate 5 at Hampden Street, Ascot. There is free parking and wheel chair access. Hot and cold food and drinks will be available. Admission is $13 for adults; concession $10 and children (aged 5-15) $6. For more information see www.brisbanemodeltrain (Supplied by Bruce Meiklejohn (management committee) from the Australian Model Railway Assn (Qld Branch).

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Daring 90 year old celebrates his birthday with style! WHEN nonagenarian Fred Loveday swooped down from the sky onto Currimundi Beach last month there was a crowd of amazed onlookers to cheer his safe landing. Fred had just completed a tandem skydive with Sunshine Coast Skydivers and was surely living up to his nickname of ‘Fearless Fred’. Some twenty years ago he obtained his pilot’s licence, and here he was jumping out of a perfectly good aeroplane! Fred commented that he fatalistically believes in the Skydivers’ motto: “If you are not living on the edge you are taking up too much space”. Still a fit and active man, Fred gives his time as a Justice of the Peace at Caloundra Library every Wednesday afternoon.

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DO you have health problems that doctors cannot explain? Maybe years ago you had an injection of a dye into your spine and you have steadily got worse over the years, despite continual efforts to receive a diagnosis. You therefore may be suffering from a progressive neurological/physical disease known as “Adhesive Arachnoiditis”. This disease is the end result of the use of a toxic diagnostic radiological dye used prior to 1987 in an xray procedure known as a Myelogram, a procedure that was commonly used to contrast your spine with this dye so as to detect if you had spinal injuries. Unfortunately if this procedure was not conducted efficiently you could suffer the following consequences. Arachnoiditis is a condition which begins with inflammation of the arachnoid membrane covering the spinal cord and brain. This can cause a gradual buildup of fibrotic scar tissue, which tethers the nerves to the arachnoid membrane. This scarring disrupts the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) around the nerves and deprives them of nutrition. The early symptoms of this condition can be all or some of the following: severe low back and leg pain, numbness and chronic pain in leg(s) and/or feet, burning sensations especially in the legs and feet, bladder and bowel dysfunction, and severe headaches. Many patients with this condition complain of feeling of walking on broken glass, vision disturbances, dizziness/vertigo, ringing or tapping in the ears, spasticity, body seizure, tremors and spasmodic muscles spasms, thyroid dysfunction and auto-immune disease even Urticaria (an unexplained crawling sensation on or under the skin). Often there are no outward signs of the condition and sufferers look deceptively “normal”. As the condition progresses the symptoms may increase and become more permanent, part or full paralysis of the lower limbs, maybe weakness in the knees, arms or hands. Some patients use wheelchairs, and most patients with arachnoiditis have to give up work entirely. If you think you had a myelogram between 1940 and1987 and have had continual mysterious symptoms and poor health, there is a great chance that an oil-based dye called myodil was used to perform this procedure A sufferers group has now been formed to assist people with this debilitating disease, and to try to ascertain some answers from both the Federal / State Governments as to why this procedure was allowed to be performed with such a dye for such a lengthy period, especially with a dye that was not even licensed by the Therapeutic Drug Authority or any other government department, and was banned by several overseas countries as early as 1940. Should you require further information on this dreaded disease you can visit our web address: or contact Alan Wood in Queensland on 07 5492 2913.


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DID you know that by hosting a healthy morning tea this May you can help Cancer Council Queensland work towards a cancer-free future and celebrate the 20th annual Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea! Cancer Council spokesperson Katie Clift said there’s no easier, or more delicious, way to make a difference in the fight against cancer. “A third of all cancers can be prevented by making healthy lifestyle choices,” Ms Clift said. “Hosting a healthy morning tea doesn’t have to be a challenge, simple changes can make a big difference.” Healthy morning tea ideas could include: Opt for wholemeal flour when baking. Instead of cream, try lightly whipped low-fat ricotta on cakes, scones, pikelets and muffins. Swap sugary sweets for fruit based goodies such as banana bread, carrot cake or fruit muffins. Provide smaller portions of less healthy foods, try mini cupcakes, muffins and bite size slices. Make your own fruit punch or add lemon, lime or mint to flavour water. Limit the amount of butter in baking and aim for salt reduced blends or use vegetable oil instead. On May 23, Cancer Council is asking all Queenslanders to don their party hats in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. “I encourage all Queenslanders to gather their friends, family and colleagues, put the kettle on and tuck into some delicious healthy treats to help raise vital funds for a worthy cause,” Ms Clift said. “Funds raised through Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea enable Cancer Council to continue with vital cancer research and invest in cancer prevention and early detection programs and patient support services. “Over the past 20 years we have seen the survival rate for many cancers increase by 30 per cent which is great, but of course, there’s still more to do. “Every dollar raised through Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea goes a long way to support the one in two Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime - so we’re inviting everyone to join the party for our 20th anniversary and make it the biggest and best year yet.” Cancer Council Queensland hopes to attract more than 6700 morning tea hosts and raise more than $2.5 million from Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea events held across the state this year. Visit, phone 1300 65 65 85. Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, community-based charity, the achievements of which are made possible by the generosity of Queenslanders.

SENIORS NEWS It’s on again, the Retirement Villages Bowls Tournament

EAGER bowlers from a number of retirement villages gathered at Tewantin Bowls Club in March for a friendly but fiercely competitive day of bowls with the triumphant winners being Geoff Vaughan’s team from Peregian Springs. The Inter-Village Gala Triples event was a very successful day with 59 players playing two games of mixed triples. The weather was great and all enjoyed a delicious choice of lunch in between the games. In fact, it was so successful that organisers have decided to run the competition twice a year. The next competition will be in the middle of the year, and any retirement village bowlers interested can call Jim Bain on 0402 295 255 for more information.

(L to R) Malcom Muir, Dot Abbot, Jim Bain, Van Vignon all from Laguna Retirement Estate and Stan Chandler from Hibiscus Noosa Outlook all competed in the Inter-Village Gala Triples Bowls event held at Tewantin Noosa Bowls Club.

(L to R) Dave Gillies, Maggie Brown, Ian McCallum, Dot Imber and Ian Brown from Hibiscus Retirement Village Noosa Outlook caught up after the Inaugural Inter-Village Gala Triples Bowls event held at Tewantin-Noosa Bowls Club.

Sad farewell for historic site

A SIGNIFICANT piece of Sunshine Coast history went up in smoke on Tuesday 16 April, when the Olsen Mill at Eudlo was destroyed by fire. Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said it was sad to see the end of the abandoned sawmill. “Eudlo was once a ‘timber town’ and the Olsen Mill satisfied the need for timber in the area for many years and the exquisite hardwood milled there was used to build the nearby Community Hall where the popular Eudlo Seasonal Market is held,” she said. “When the mill closed the state government transferred the site to Sunshine Coast Council and we worked hard with the community on a number of options for the mill building and the land. “Whilst council’s preferred option at the time was to remove the building, I strongly supported the community’s wish to retain it and sought community and economic options to achieve this. “It is a great shame that these wishes now won’t have a chance to come to fruition but I look forward to continuing to work with the local community to develop similar opportunities that arise in the future.”

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SENIORS NEWS Gala Opening Night- Edible Music™ – a world first

THE launch of the Noosa International Food & Wine Festival 2013 will showcase a ‘world first” on Thursday May 16 as the Festival kicks off its tenth anniversary event. The Gala Opening Night– Edible Music will feature the prodigious talents of

the Queensland Virtuosi Orchestra under the baton of musical funnyman, Guy Noblewith Queen of the Flute, Jane Rutter, award winning soprano, TarynFiebig,Australia’s most exciting virtuoso violinist, Ian Cooper and Italian/Australian tenor

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extraordinaire, Virgilio Marino. Supporting the musical maestro’s will be ten very special guests, the S.Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant Chefs, adding flavor and vigor to the magic of the evening. The Gala Concert prom-

ises to be a sensory feast of gastronomic and musical delights as the world’s best culinary masters chop, blend and whisk in time to some great orchestral favourites as guests savor each of the canapés prepared. Guaranteed to whet the appetite of food and music lovers alike guests can look forward to the concert culminating in a spectacular finale. Concert patrons can choose from concert-only tickets or attend one of two dinners that includes pre-concert drinks, reserved undercover seating, canapés from the S.Pellegrino Chefs followed by a three-course dinner with wine at either berardo’s restaurant& bar or at the hospitality pavilions at the Festival Village. Festival Director, Jim Berardo said that the concert would ensure the festival kicks off on the right note and in spectacular fashion. Tickets for the event can be purchased by calling 07 5455455, visiting the tickets and info section at downloading the new Festival app.

Noosa Recreational Paddlers had a great day out on the water

Paddlers at Johns Landing

DESPITE threatening clouds and a . It was a great day, great paddle with week of showers the sun gods shined great enthusiasm! on us for the whole paddle from 9am The group which is part of Noosa until 3pm. Outrigging Canoe Club offers a healthy From Chaplin Park near the Noosa Yacht and friendly challenge to active locals Club we paddled two 6 person canoes and retirees with these canoe excuralongside a Pontoon Boat we hired from sions on Noosa’s river system. You are Pelican Boat Hire up to Johns Landing welcome to join us to test your upperwhich is up river from the far side of body muscles as you glide along the Lake Cooroibah, a distance of 16km re- waterways viewing soaring sea eagles, turn. Everyone got a turn at paddling kites and crested turns. and had a ride on the pontoon boat. Age no barrier, young or old come along We enjoyed a delicious morning tea with for exercise, fun and social activities ‘real’ coffee followed by a sumptuous For more information lunch with all sorts of delicacies, sup- plied by the paddlers. or Secretary, Craig Harris on 5455 5646.

SENIORS NEWS One Act Play Festival at Noosa Arts Theatre Competition. This is one of the most popular productions on the annual coast theatre calendar with a comedy and 2 dramas on offer this year. Daring Greatly, by Rainee Skinner is set in an apartment on the banks of the Brisbane River and offers a peek into the lives of three women. The women are re-meeting at a time when their lives are in a state of transformation. Their encounter reveals their strengths and their vulnerabilities and presents them with an opportunity to communicate in a more meaningful way. The re-

sults are hilarious, poignant and irrevocable. In Distinguished Guest by Richard Harris, warm hosts, Barry and Colleen run a small remote guesthouse in the Peak district of England. Their accommodation’s one claim to fame is the short stay of a distinguished guest - Picasso. It was in distant nineteen fifty - a clandestine visit involving carnal intent with a much younger lady friend. After Barry and Colleen’s son puts the story on their web site, they are delighted to find it actually attracts the occasional

curious visitor who hopes to prise out the truth of that mysterious night. Two parties arrive to stay, but what exactly are their motives? In Direct Pressure, fortyfive year old Linda’s car crashes in the Australian outback. She is found by Jeff, an English backpacker. Unable to free her from the wreck and too far from anywhere to get help, Jeff and Linda share a journey of discovery about heroism, fame, tattoos, the power of Grandmothers and, that living a full life is more important than merely trying to avoid death.

The audience sees the three plays and gets to vote for the Nancy Cato Audience Choice Award. The winner of this year’s Best Play award will be announced after the final performance on Saturday 15 June, where $3500 prize money donated by Macquarie Private Wealth will be presented to the winning playwright, along with the Audience Choice Award sponsored by Maverick Musicals and Plays. Performances are on May 31, June 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14* at 7.30pm and June 2, 9, 15* at 2pm. *Noosa Longweekend Perfor-

mances Adults $29, Concessions $25, Members/Groups 10+ $23, Children $20. Tickets for the Noosa Long Weekend Festival performances are $30. All tickets are $34 to Santa’s Classy Helpers Charity Performance on June 6 at 7.30pm, and include a light supper at interval. Booking: 5449 9343, online at www.noosaarts, at theatre 9am to 1pm Tuesday to Saturday. For tickets to Noosa Long Weekend performances, call The J on 5445 4455, or book online at

Well-known local actor, Tim Murfin, stars in Distinguished Guest

THE 36th Annual One-Act Play Festival opens on 31 May at Noosa Arts Theatre, showcasing the 3 fi-

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Pomona Art Exhibition

THE Pomona Art Group presents their exhibition Raw Passion at Pomona Railway Station Gallery. The exhibition represents the work of twelve artists and displays the passion each person has for their art and for creativity. Many mediums, styles and subjects are displayed in an abundance of colour. The Pomona Art Group has just celebrated its tenth year since its beginnings. The group meets weekly to practice, discuss and provide support for each other’s art projects and ideas. The exhibition is now open in the Pomona Railway Station Gallery Carriage Room, 10 Station Street, Pomona and will close on 2nd May. Open Daily 104:00, Sat: 10-2:00. closed Sundays. More information:

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SENIORS NEWS Glasshouse Country VIEW Club OUR guest speaker at our April luncheon was Carmelo Cacciola known as Charlie. He migrated

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was 15 he was determined to play A grade Rugby League even without his father ’s approval. He achieved this in the 1960’s. He had various struggles with his family which resulted in liaisons with State Premiers, the current Prime Minister and other Politicians. His passion is education, an advocate for male role models in schools, social and natural justice. He is the coauthor of the critically acclaimed true crime story “The Second Father”. At the age of 62 he learnt

to play the guitar and has written a few country songs. Charlie and his wife Lynda are members of two country music clubs. We also welcomed Mary Cason into our club with the presentation of her badge. View Clubs support the Smith Family in many ways by helping disadvantaged Australian children with their education. If you wish to join our club please contact Margaret on 54352172. Everyone is excited about our July outing to the

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Volunteering Sunshine Coast Volunteering in your community can be very beneficial as it is not only rewarding but also provides individuals with the opportunity to meet new people, make friends and learn new skills. If you are new to the area, have some spare time on your hands or have a passion for helping others, Volunteering Sunshine Coast (VSC) can help you begin your volunteering experience and provide you with a placement that matches your skills and areas of interest. VSC has interview offices in Maroochydore, Caloundra, Noosa and Nambour that will provide you with knowledge of upcoming events, training and also assistance with finding available positions in organisation all throughout the Sunshine Coast. Our volunteers are a happy group of selfless individuals who love what they do and gain in many ways, not only through helping those in need, but through new skills learned and new friends made in the community. Here is a snapshot of key positions available, where volunteers are needed in your local area:Administration – Buderim, Caloundra, Cotton Tree, Maleny, Nambour, Noosa Ville, Food Service –Coolum Beach, Cotton Tree, Kawana Waters, Nambour Retail –Buderim, Caloundra, Maroochydore, Noosa Heads. Maintenance/Handy Person – Bli Bli, Cotton Tree, Kunda Park, Maleny Welfare Community Support – Beerwah, Coolum Beach, Currimundi Trades and Technical support – Coolum Beach, Cotton Tree, Glass House Mountains. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and helping your local community, then call one of our friendly team today on 5443 8256 or email and arrange an interview.

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WE are a retired business seniors single group wanting to meet more retired single business men, to join us. We need a balance of men and women to enjoy social outings. Theatre, home dinner parties, barbecues, walks, picnics and dining out are some of the venues we would like to share. These are the outings one doesn’t enjoy on one’s own. For further details please phone 5443 7663.

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SENIORS NEWS Joy to visit another place of hope

tion Centre, supported by the Salvation Army, operating from a rural area of Ghana, gives the most disadvantaged access to education, health care and rehabilitation treatment. It is a safe place to belong with access to education and rehabilitation treatment. It also provides therapy in community outpatient services to adult and children with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and the effects of paralysis. Joy will be doing some fundraising to help Begoro by holding a garage sale at119 Sugarbag Road, Little Mountain, Caloundra on Saturday May 11th. If you would like to help Joy, she is looking for good saleable items. Her contact no. is 5493 2692 or 0416 042 959. Joy also plans to visit AS a volunteer with the complex. When a child is her sponsor boy who Salvation Army Joy Prior born with a disability, lives not far from there is a traditional has committed her time Begoro, with whom she belief that it is the result has corresponded over to helping older people of a curse on the family. the years. by shopping for them, providing social contact Parents can be advised The Salvation Army to leave the child next to Australia Eastern and generally being a a river, for the river god Territory is funding a 3 friend in need. Her life “to take the child away”. year project at Begoro, took a different turn when she headed off to The shame and stigma to assist with running can be so fierce that South Africa to tempocosts and staff training. mothers will not take rarily care for abanYou can support Begoro their children to early doned and orphaned through a monthly childhood clinics for babies in 2011. centre sponsorship of Now she has decided to weighing and $25 a month, or through immunisation and often the purchase of a health go to a rehabilitation do not see the need to centre in Ghana, where related item from the gift give them an education. catalogue at issues related to The Begoro Rehabilitadisability are very

National Seniors Australia NATIONAL Seniors Australia (NSA) is the largest organisation representing Australians aged 50 and over. The Caloundra City branch meets at the rear function room Currimundi Hotel, Buderim Street, Currimundi every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9.30am. Ample parking is available. Friendship, interesting speakers, local outings and other activities are offered. All over 50’s on the Sunshine Coast are cordially invited to attend and become part of this fun community group. Visitors from NSA are also welcome. Phone Fran on 5444 8347.

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dens will be our Guest Speaker who will give us some handy hints for our gardens. We invite all women interested, to consider supporting this worthy cause to help support children through the Learning for Life Program and the Smith Family. Phone Robyn on 5448 9587 or send an email to for the second Thursday of each month at the Loose Goose Restaurant Twin Waters Shops 11.00am for 11.30am start.

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SENIORS NEWS Kawana Waters VIEW Club KAWANA Waters VIEW Club is a warm, friendly and informative club for women. As well as a monthly lunch meeting, held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, we also have a monthly social outing to a variety of interesting, relaxing and enjoyable places. All Ladies are most welcome to attend any of our functions. Come along and discover the benefits of VIEW. Kawana Waters VIEW Club will be holding its next lunch meeting on Wednesday 22nd May at Headland Golf Club, Golf Links Road, Buderim. Time: 11 for 11.30 a.m. The Guest Speaker for this month will be Carol Palm from Antiques and Collectables. Carol will speak about antiques and collectables and give us some insight into this fascinating topic. All are most welcome to attend. Our Social Outing for May is on Wednesday 8th May. We are having lunch at Secrets on the Lake, 207 Narrows Road, Montville. This is well worth the trip to Montville as the reports we have heard all say this is a must do experience. Car pooling is an option with

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designated pick up spots in Maroochydore and Kawana. Date claimer: Social Outing - Friday 14th June. Caloundra R.S.L. Club. Morning tea and lunch as well as entertainment by Greg and Laura Doolan. A visit to Caloundra R.S.L. is an annual event for the Kawana Waters VIEW Club and is always a day enjoyed by all. VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women. Kawana Waters VIEW Club is part of VIEW Clubs of Australia, a nationwide self-governed women’s organisation formed in 1960. VIEW provides women with the opportunity to meet regularly with other women from all walks of life, establish lasting friendships and support the important work of The Smith Family which enables disadvantaged Australian children and young people to get the opportunities they need to fully participate in their education and create better future for themselves. For any information about VIEW or to make a lunch meeting booking please call Pat on 5493 7137. For all social outing bookings please call Barbara on 5479 6950.

How much are you worth? A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 note. In the room of 200 people, he asked, “Who would like this $20 note?” Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this.” He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar note. He then asked, “Who still wants it?” Still the hands were up in the air. “Well”, he replied, “What if I do this?” And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. “Now, who still wants it?” Still the hands went into the air. “My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still

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wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who love you. “The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by who we are. You are special don’t ever forget it.” So count your blessings, not your problems. And remember: amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic. If God brings you to it - He will bring you through it.

Incoming President Vernon Flood and retiring President Morgan Williams

THE Probus Club of Nambour recently held its annual change over lunch at Cleo’s on Rosemount. President for the ensuing year is Vernon Flood who was invested by retiring President Morgan Williams. In his address as retiring President Morgan thanked his committee for their support and outlined the clubs achievements over the past year. Morgan’s last duties were to make floral presentations to Mrs. Esme Stewart for her support of husband Jim, who has retired after ten years as

Tour Director, and Mrs Lyn Hall for supporting husband Terry with his office as Activities Director. The Ten Pin Bowling trophy was won by Bill Bray. The Golf trophy was won by Kevin Kohn. This is the second time during the past few years that these two gentlemen have won these trophies. Probus is an organization for retired and semi-retired people seeking fun and friendship through various social activities. For information contact Vernon on 5476 0615 or Don on 5442 2464.

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SENIORS NEWS Twenty five of membership and still going strong has stated that he enjoys the companionship of the club and being able to help others. Alan, along with other members has brought immeasurable skills and valuable contributions to members and the club. Alan and George Pearce will be demonstrating the art of turning, making goblets, baby rattles, spinning tops etc throughout the show. Both of these members have demonstrated at every festival since inception. Come along to our show and have a yarn with some of our very experienced and interesting members and explore the many tables of the large variety of woodcraft for sale. The show located at Cooroy Memorial Hall will be open 8:30-5:30 on Friday and 8:30-3:00 Saturday with the formal awards ceremony and raffle draw held at 3:00pm Saturday. Light refreshments will be available in the hall, catered by the Boy Scouts. Our Clubhouse on Lowermill Rd will also be open on Sat. See you there!

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Alan Warner and his dog Kyah

THE “Woodies” at Cooroora Woodworkers Club are once again busy preparing for their annual show in May (10th and 11th) as part of the Cooroy Fusion Festival. The club celebrates its 25th birthday this year and they are fortunate to have foundation and life members at the show to demonstrate their many woodworking talents. One of these members, Alan Warner, a quiet achiever, has consistently maintained his involvement in the club throughout the years. From hands on building of the clubhouse to providing workshop maintenance and sharpening of chisels Alan has contributed his time and energy. Over the years he has held positions of President, Vice President and now serves as a committee member. Alan was born in Cooroy and has stayed close to his roots. After completing his schooling he worked at the Cooroy sawmill for a few months with his uncle Bill Reid and then embarked on his 5 year apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery with Jim Bryant relocating schools and renovating houses. One of his most memorable jobs he recalls when later employed by Les Roper, was helping to organise and prepare the removal of the last original house in Hastings Street, Noosa Heads. This house was shipped to Fraser Island where it now serves as a fishing hut. His wife Bev (daughter of Ronny Ross, a local butcher in Tewantin) is an honorary member of the club and their dog Kyah (a cute and feisty little Tenterfield terrier and expert termite locater) is the Club mascot and attends meetings and workshops regularly. Alan’s first lathe was made for him by his cousin Doug Reid. He then attended night courses for a time to learn the art of turning. He began making a number of turned items (eg table legs, bowls) and sold them at local markets and shops turning his hobby into a source of income. Alan is an extremely competent lathe operator and is a very skilled and versatile craftsman. He won first place in the woodturning section of last year’s show and had previously won the club championship prize with his chess set and table. He

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Cooroy Noosa Family History Group THE next General Meeting of Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group will be at 1.00pm on Saturday, 4th May. Two of our members will talk about their childhood memories of living in postwar Japan at the Iwakuni RAAF base where their fathers were part of the British Commonwealth Occupational Force. Last month our Guest Speaker was Anne Swain. Anne’s talks are very popular as they are always enjoyable as well as informative. The Research Room at 41 Miva Street, Cooroy is open to visitors and members on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9.30am to 1.00pm. Librarians are on duty to help with your research and guide you through our wide range of resources. To find out more phone 5442 5570.

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SUNSHINE Linus Inc. quilters are thrilled to once again support Gifts4KidsInCare and their Annual Winter Appeal, with a donation of 22 quilts and 24 little zippered bags. Chris Potter, who coordinates the Appeal said “Sunshine Linus have been very generous over the last two years and have supplied us with over 250 quilts during that time, but with new kids constantly coming into care our need is great, and we think every child deserves to feel special with these lovely gifts. The quilts are given to the children and are theirs to keep. Often, it’s their only possession, and it is treasured. There are many more children in foster care in our region than most of us realise, and it would be fantastic if they could all have a new quilt for this winter.” Sunshine Linus quilters come from the length and breadth of the Sunshine Coast and beyond. They meet on a monthly basis

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Chris Potter, left and Cynthia Gray with two of the donated quilts

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luncheon meeting on the first Wednesday of the month at 11 am at Clio’s on Rosemount, 246 Petrie Creek Road. The setting is lovely;a great two course luncheon and our members are an amazing group of friendly ladies who love to welcome visitors and new members. As well as the monthly luncheons there arethe popular monthly social outings. These are always fun with the chance to chat to friends or make new friends over coffee and cake or lunch. Flaxton was our destination in March to visit the Garden Centre, shop, and Morning Tea. Rain or shine we are an enthusiastic group! VIEW Clubs of Australia are a valued part of The Smith Family. Funds raised are used to assist The Learning for Life Programme for children from underprivileged families. Save the date, Wednesday, May 1st and join us for lunch at 11 am to find out more on the new Sunshine Coast Hospital. Please call Gay at 5445 2224 to make a reservation or to find more information on Buderim VIEW Club. For luncheon bookings or cancellations, please phone by 6 pm the Sunday before the luncheon.


White-cheeked Honeyeater a cheeky bird CURRUMBIN’S George Lewis, 70, is a keen amateur photographer (as well as a dancer and writer) who enjoys sharing his ‘finds’ with Seniors Newspaper readers. George sent in this photo of a Whitecheeked Honeyeater, which he says was ‘very cheeky’, living up to its name in more ways than one. Thank you George.

Fashion parade at Coolum FROCKS and Tops of Coolum Village Shopping Centre, South Coolum is having a Fashion Parade on Tuesday 14th May at the Uniting Church Hall in Elizabeth Street. The Adult Fellowship is supplying morning tea at 9.30 am as well as the models for the fashion parade. Entertainment will be by “The Star Stoppers” a group of 2-3 year olds from the Ausfunk Dance Studio in Coolum. Entry fee of $6 will ensure an enjoyable morning.

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THE Alexandra Headland Mixed Probus Club is a social club for retired or semiretired adults and meets at 10:00am on the third Monday of each month at the Maroochy RSL Club, Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore. In addition the Club has social outings during the month. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Contact the President Mike Matthews on 5478 1685 for further information.

Caloundra City National Seniors CALOUNDRA City National Seniors are hosting a 2013 Zone Conference on Wednesday 29th May 2013 at the Currimundi Hotel, 32 Buderim Street, (rear entrance) Currimundi 4551. Registration and Morning tea at 9am. Cost is $25 includes morning tea and 2 course lunch. Six branches of National Seniors Australia will be attending with guest speakers from NSA Head Office in Brisbane and Kevin Hegarty Health Service District CEO who will speak about the new

Sunshine Coast Hospital. All NSA Members and members from the general public are most welcome to attend and see how National Seniors Australia operates on the Sunshine Coast. RSVP by 22nd May 2013 to: Fran Sutton President 07 5444 8347 or, Cheques may be sent to Caloundra National Seniors at P O Box 291 Wurtulla, Qld 4575.

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SENIORS NEWS Hundreds of butterflies filling an art gallery? You must see this!

Artists involved in constructing children for the installation Margaret Olsen, Eliza Pronk and Judith Heap

The Atrium Gallery Buderim will be alive with butterflies when a freestanding sculptural art installation is put on display for the annual Mixed and Multi Media Group Exhibition (MMM) held during the first week of May. The artwork is called “Chasing Butterflies”. It is around 5 metres high and covers a quarter of the large gallery space. It

is among the largest artworks ever seen in a private gallery on the Sunshine Coast. And is there any happier subject for an artwork than children and butterflies? Come and experience the joy of this piece and see the many other new and original artworks from our members. Coast artist Judith Heap is the designer of this work.

Judith is known for her quirky portraits of local children and grandchildren. They never just pose but pursue their interests in life. Bethany and are dancers, the three Andrews children ride a dinosaur they constructed one Xmas holidays, and the 2 metre high children in the MMM exhibition are chasing a gallery full of butterflies.

Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Concerts are back again!

Colourful organisers Aart Schouten, Bev Gourlay and Neil Booth

THE first Pleasant Sunday Afternoon concert for 2013, on May 5th, will bring together our many friends and musicallystarved audiences from last year’s series to be wonderfully entertained as usual. These friendly monthly concerts are held in the CCSA Hall, Nutley St., Caloundra at 2pm on the

1st Sundays from May to October. They’re always a lot of fun, show-casing some of the best Coast performers. On May 5th, there are quite a few young talents who will entertain: Jens Radda and Catherine Ernst (lead roles in BYTES performance of Oklahoma last year): Chorale singer

David Kydd: Peta Beattie who preforms captivating recitations - especially those of poet CJ Dennis: singer/entertainer Mark Hulsman: young saxophonist Sebastion Wallace accompanied by mother Tess on piano: and to complete this brilliant array of talent, QU music student Jessica Norup will demonstrate her brilliance on her flute. There are different performers each month, apart from the organisers Bev Gourlay, Aart Schouten and Neil Booth, who are there by “popular demand” - we hope! It’s wonderful entertainment for only $9 or $5 for Friends of the Chorale, payable at the door. And this includes afternoon tea. Check it out! Enquiries to Bev 5444 8675 PS People are asked to please wear a name badge. We remember your face, but not your name!

As well as the enormous you would like to join us 6.30pm, you would be Hours: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm installation, works shown for the Thursday 2nd very welcome. Friday May 3rd –Thurswill include a diverse evening opening at Exhibition Opening day May 19th. range of styles featuring contemporary and traditional subject matter. We have artists working in all three paint types - oil, watercolour and acrylic in pastel and pencil as well as textural and 3D sculptural pieces - in short a variety of contemporary approaches for walls and to exhibit free standing. This year we have 3 feature artists: Judith Heap, Jeff Franklin who sculpts in wood and stainless steel and Sharyn Hall, a well-known national mixed media artist. Our group members come from a wide range of areas. We have members from Caloundra to Coolum and out into the Ranges. There will be artists demonstrating in different media and styles during the show. We have also arranged a display about the endangered Richmond Birdwing butterfly and for vines to be available for planting in your garden. For those new to the Coast, the Atrium Gallery, Buderim Craft Cottage is at 5 Main St, Buderim. If

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Maroochydore Aglow MAROOCHYDORE Aglow will meet again on Wednesday, 8th May at 9.30 am. The guest speaker will be Susie Lynn Tapp. Meetings take place at Lifepointe Baptist Church, Wises Road, Maroochydore. Morning tea is served in a very friendly atmosphere and there is an entry cost of $7. Aglow is an international Christian organisation and welcomes women from all denominations. For further information phone Kath Parry 5478 8034 or Jill O’Keefe 5448 4993.

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Bus Trip to the Esk Bush Bushers followed by later in the month, an overnight Coach Trip to Tamborine and the Gold Coast. The Seniors always have a lot of Coach Trips to choose from. Cost of being in this Friendly Senior’s Club is just $3.00 per morning & yearly subs of $5. Each morning you will receive a Lucky Door Ticket that could win you spins on their wheel or one of 2 fruit trays as well as a meat tray raffle. The Kawana Seniors, start at 9.30 am. Thursday

Members after their Easter parade

Mornings,with musical entertainment and a delightful morning tea to follow. Indoor Bowls, Hoy and Bingo Games are

played throughout the morning. Join this very Friendly Senior’s Club, who meet at the Kawana Community Hall, just

behind the Kawana Shopping World in Nanyima St. Buddina, near the Kawana Library. Please phone their

President, Mavis Farmer at 5493 3545, for any enquires, about this very active Seniors Club of Kawana Waters. If you are lonely, come along and meet other local Seniors and join in the fun. Members come from all over the Sunshine Coast – Sippy Downs, Mountain Creek, Glenfields, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Minyama, Buddina, Warana, Bokarina, Wurtulla & Currimundi. Any Seniors of the Sunshine Coast are made very welcome.

Cooroy Library sets a new benchmark for public library design with architectural award SUNSHINE Coast Council’s Cooroy Library has set a new benchmark for public library design by winning the Gabriel Poole Award for Building of the Year at the 2013 Sunshine Coast Regional Architecture Awards on 22 March 2013. Division 12 Councillor Tony Wellington said the state-of-the-art Cooroy Library had taken out top honours for its environmentally sustainable design by Brewster Hjorth Architects. “The Cooroy Library is an important element in the fabric of the local community. Not only is the library used as a recreation and information resource, it is also a terrific facility for community meetings and interpersonal gatherings,” Cr Wellington said. “It delivers a rich experience for today’s library customer - far more varied than libraries of the past. As well as the library collection, the Cooroy Library also provides Information Technology opportunities, meeting rooms, quiet reflective spaces plus areas designed especially for children. “The judges selected Cooroy

Library for its contemporary architectural element which adds a distinctive quality to the rural townscape of Cooroy. The building connects the main street with the community parklands, the historical Mill site, and also the cultural arts precinct of the Butter Factory. “The judges were also impressed with the robust and low energy shell; the interior spaces, which they described as being bright and alive with colour, activity and natural light; and the flexible functionality of these spaces. “This is an award that all the community can celebrate. It was direct community input that ensured the final structure would be an integral meeting place for hinterland residents.” Brewster Hjorth Architects, known for their contemporary designs for public libraries and public spaces, worked with the community to develop the award winning Cooroy Library design. The winning projects will progress to the coveted Queensland Architecture Awards to be announced in Brisbane on 21 June 2013.

Nambour NSA visits QIMR on Vitamin D discussion DURING an organized bus tour of the new facility of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, which employs

five hundred scientists and one hundred support staff, nineteen members of the Nambour National Seniors Australia were invited to participate in a discussion conducted by professor Neale and her team members to formulate the layout and contents of a proposed survey form and

questionnaire to be printed and distributed in the coming months. Twenty five thousand Australians aged over sixty years will be selected from the Federal Electoral Roll. The Australian wide survey will gauge the effects of sunlight and the intake of Vitamin D medication for

which the daily intake should be 1,000 mg. Please read the survey, when you receive it in the mail. Complete and return to QIMR. Your assistance will help Professor Neale and her team to combat the ravages of skin cancer and other medical conditions. Thanks to American

Philanthropist Chuck Feeney who partly financed the facility at QIMR We were also given a tour of the laboratories and an update on the different kinds of fevers that exist. We would recommend that you visit this new Facility it is very interesting

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entertained with an excellent repertoire of favourite songs for the day. There were lots of lucky door prizes and a big Easter Raffle. A bus load of Seniors went to see the ‘Parrots in Paradise’ this month and in May, a day

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WHAT a wonderful day all the 120 Kawana Seniors had for their Easter Parade Day. Here is Mavis Farmer their President, with the winners of the sections of the Parade. Bev Gourlay with Aart and Christina,


SENIORS NEWS Cooroy VIEW Club – Support Local Business

OUR Friendship Club has always supported local business - not just in Cooroy - with book Vouchers etc., from Possum Books and our monthly luncheons at the Cooroy Hotel but on the Sunshine Coast as a whole. Our social for March saw us enjoying the atmosphere of the Ginger Factory at Yandina. Our April luncheon had guest speaker Ann McKenna, QB National Councillor of VIEW. Our social for April was a BYO picnic and our beautiful Lake McDonald. For our May Luncheon on 14th May (just after Mother’s Day) - we will be meeting at the Cooroy Hotel at 10.30 for 11start with guest speaker will be Carolyn Graham from Noosa Homoepathic For more information on our club and essential bookings please call Grace Taylor 54711364 or Larraine (Lal) Vider 54491902 or New Grannies Jan Ellis on right, Tricia Adcock centre and Greta Wilcox on the left.

Happy Mothers’ Day! Things my mother taught me

My mother taught me logic...”If you fall off that swing and break your neck, you can’t go to the store with me.” My mother taught me medicine...”If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they’re going to freeze that way.” My mother taught me to think ahead...”If you don’t pass your spelling test, you’ll never get a good job!” My mother taught me ESP...”Put your sweater on; don’t you think that I know when you’re cold?” My mother taught me to meet a challenge...”What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you...Don’t talk back to me!” My mother taught me humour...”When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.” My mother taught me how to become an adult...”If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.”

My mother taught me about sex...”How do you think you got here?” My mother taught me about genetics...”You are just like your father!” My mother taught me about my roots...”Do you think you were born in a barn?” My mother taught me about the wisdom of age...”When you get to be my age, you will understand.” My mother taught me about anticipation...”Just wait until your father gets home.” My mother taught me about receiving...”You are going to get it when we get home.” And, my all-time favourite, justice...”One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you — then you’ll see what it’s like.”

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Sewing group overwhelmed

THE Sunshine Charity Sewing Group would like to sincerely thank all the people who responded to our appeal over the last few months. We are now in the fortunate position of having enough sewing machines to allow us to retire some of the extremely tired ones. Our work and storage areas are overflowing. The response was unbelievable, the donated material (still accepted) and equipment has helped the Kitchen & vanity cupboard repairs group to carry on supWardrobe & furniture repairs porting many people in Doors & windows need in Australia and the Pacific Islands. Thanks – locks, catches, hinges, runners are extended to everyPlasterboard repairs & patching body who supported our Leaking taps & fittings street stalls in Buderim Replace light fittings and/or globes and Woombye or purPainting chased raffle tickets from our tireless workers. Tiling Repair and/or replace timber decks, pergolas, fences, For further information please call in and see us garages, carports, gates & security screens on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12noon-3.30pm Reliably servicing the Sunshine Coast at Kawana Library or phone Margaret on 0421 40 years trade experience – All repairs guaranteed 243 864 or Ro on 5493 QBSA Licence 8782

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Check your attic for forgotten quilts from the past! THERE are many and varied ways of telling stories and recording histories but perhaps you haven’t considered quilting as one of them. The sewing together of textiles and fabrics is a strong Australian tradition, and one that has captivated quilt historian Dr Annette Gero, one of Australia’s leading quilt historians who has been documenting and collecting quilts for many years. Patchworkers, embroiders and all lovers of history and textiles are invited to join Annette at her talk on ‘18th and 19th century English Quilts as a fabric of our early Australian Colony’ at the BWMCA Hall, Buderim on Tuesday 23rd July at 10.30am. Anyone with an English or Australian quilt dated prior to 1950 is encouraged to bring it along for Annette to document and date for you... many of these quilts are not on any registry and Annette is always excited to discover a

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new ‘old’ or ‘historic’ quilt. One beautiful English quilt, almost 200 years old, has already come to light having being passed down through several English & Australian generations. For all lovers of quilting, patchwork or embroidery and history, this will be a wonderful opportunity to talk with Annette and see many antique quilts from her own collection. Bring your friends and enjoy a

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The History of the NAMBOUR District Nambour – still the hub of the hinterland NAMBOUR shed its old ‘Sugar Town’ tag some years ago, although for a long time the sugar industry was the lifeblood of the town. Extensive cane fields used to surround the town, and the Moreton Sugar Mill was in the town centre. The mill itself was closed in 2003, but other industries in the area include tourism, and the growing of tropical fruits. The Big Pineapple tourist attraction on the southern outskirts of the town reflects both of these pursuits. Nambour is also known as the place where tennis star, Pat Rafter, made his debut. His name has been on the wall of the local tennis club since he won the junior championship as a sixteen year old. Pat went on to win the U.S. Open twice. His large family is still well known and respected in the district. Famous people born in Nambour include National Rugby League player Billy Slater, cricketer Ashley Noffke, Bindi Irwin, ex-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Treasurer Wayne Swan, Powderfinger drummer Jon Coghill and Queensland Bulls Batsman Lee Carseldine. Kevin Rudd attended Nambour State High School as did Treasurer Wayne Swan and Queensland Nationals deputy leader Fiona Simpson.

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was no longer being grown on the hills and with the wartime shortage of rail, the mill used the rail to extend into the newer cane growing areas east of Nambour. The two Shay locomotives were in a sorry state of repair and by 1949 the two were rebuilt into one serviceable locomotive using about 50 per cent of parts from each of “Dulong” and “Mapleton” with the resultant rebuilt locomotive being christened “Shay”. When the Moreton Mill closed at the end of 2003 the Maroochy Shire Council claimed full ownership of the “Shay” and placed it in storage. On 12 October 2010, the “Shay” returned to Nambour and took up residence with other former Moreton Mill locomotives at the Nambour Museum. A three year preservation effort is just more than half way with the Sunshine Coast Council supplying funding and the labour being supplied by museum volunteers. Nambour Museum will be holding a special open day on 30 November to mark the 10th anniversary of the Moreton Mill’s closure.

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IN 1908 the Moreton Central Sugar Mill purchased a Shay geared locomotive built in the USA. This type of locomotive was necessary to work the steeply graded mill tramline which ran from the sugar mill in Nambour to the cane growing areas of Dulong and Image Flat. The locomotive was given the name “Dulong”. By 1914 the residents of Mapleton had successfully lobbied the Maroochy Shire Council to extend the tramline to Mapleton. As there was no cane being grown there, the mill was not interested in extending and operating the line to Mapleton so the council bought the mill’s existing section of line and the Shay locomotive. The council extended the line to Mapleton and purchased another Shay locomotive from the USA. The new locomotive was given the name “Mapleton”. By 1944 roads had improved and business on the tramline had fallen off so the council closed the line, selling the track and the two Shay locomotives to the sugar mill. Most of the track was pulled up as by this time cane

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UNTIL fairly recently,Nambour was situated in a sugar-growing region but, in the 1880s-90s it had a mixed rural economy - bananas, timber harvesting, corn, fruit and as much sugar as could be processed by the limited local facilities. Flooding and financial depression set back most of those industries, and a strategic decision was made by the colonial parliament to build a central mill to process enlarged sugar cane plantings. Pugh’s Queensland Directory (1905) recorded Catholic, Methodist and Anglican churches, the Salvation Army, several shops and stores, trades people and builders and even a music teacher in Nambour. The 1925 directory showed that services to polite society had increased from two drapers to eight, tailors from nil to two and hairdressers from nil to two; conviviality’s interests had increased from two hotels to four. When the town hall burnt down in 1929 it was replaced by a large brick and concrete edifice with silky-oak fittings and an auditorium with 650 seats and an electric sound system. The 1920s was a time of commercial growth in Nambour: a chamber of commerce started in 1920, a pineapple

cannery, an electricity reticulation scheme and several new sawmills. The decade ended with the opening of a district hospital, actively supported by lodges and friendly societies in a predominantly Protestant town. In the 1950s economic activity in the Maroochy district began to move to beach towns, and the opening of the David Low coast road in the 1960s accelerated that process. Nevertheless, there was a spill over to Nambour as many of its old timber buildings were replaced by new brick structures, including a town hall (1960), and new municipal offices (1978) to cope with a greatly enlarged population. Nambour’s population nearly doubled between 1966 and 1996, to about 12,000. It was not the same as the spectacular growth of beachfront Maroochydore, but the population result was nearly the same. The economic base was less dependent on tourism, although the Big Pineapple a few kilometres away at Woombye was one of Australia’s most visited sites. The sugar mill closed in 2003, ending the era when cane trams trundled across the main street.

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FIVE days only elapsed in the New Year - the wishes for a happy and prosperous year had not waned - when the biggest fire in Nambour ’s history broke out, on Saturday night, and with inexhaustible fury spread its great red tongues of relentless flame over the main portion of Nambour ’s business area. Sixteen shops, containing seventeen businesses, were utterly destroy- ed. As is usual for the residents on a Saturday night, the pictures found their usual full houses. Interval time had arrived, when the

alarm “fire” was raised, and the picture proprietors were equal to the occasion in that they immediately turned the lights full on to allow for as orderly an exit as possible. The bucket brigades were mustered, and were concentrating with all efforts to save the adjoining places, and those opposite. The Royal George Hotel was now in immediate danger, and gangs were divided and organised to concentrate on these premises, the Club Hotel and Collins and Co’s furniture store. As the fire continued the rapid progress of destruction, the buildings in line

Crick Auto Group: locals supporting locals THE Crick Auto Group has dominated the Sunshine Coast automobile industry for more than a decade. With more than six dealerships across the region, the Crick Auto group is force to be reckoned with.’ The Crick Auto group was established in 1995 when Ray Grace sold to Garry Crick. Garry started in the motor industry as a motor mechanic in Cairns and then went on to work for a large motor dealer in Cairns where he learnt many facets of running a motor dealership. Keen to purchase and operate a dealership of his own, Garry then moved to the Sunshine Coast to run Ray Grace’s business in 1991. After four years Ray Grace then sold to Garry Crick. Over the next ten years the business expanded and now employs over 350 locals in six dealerships across the Coast. These include Noosaville, Maroochydore, Forest Glen, Nambour and Caloundra. Crick dealerships stock some of the top automobile brands including Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Subaru, Renault, Chrysler Jeep, Mitsubishi and Nissan. Cricks Nambour was the foundation dealership for the Crick Auto Group and where it all began in 2005. The dealership is a Nissan Platinum Winner and have consistently delivered top results in internal customer satisfaction for sales and service. The local community has always supported Cricks Nambour and that is why they are proud to support and sponsor the Nambour RSL, Nambour Rugby league and leverage off supporting group charities including Bloomhill Cancer Help and Wishlist Foundation. Cricks Nambour motto is “Locals supporting Locals”, and that is the focus and attitude of all employees at Cricks Nambour. Cricks Nambour would like to thank the local community for is support over the past eight years and will continue to provide the best customer service for our community. Garry Crick is dedicated to ensuring all his customers drive away happy every time and in 2010 launched the ‘Drive Away Happy’ which his staff employs on a daily basis. 952 Nambour Connection Road, Nambour, phone 5441 9500.

were quickly demolished. Sergeant Parker and Constable McLean, with Cr. Myers and other townsmen, at once realised that the town was in great danger, and they were instrumental in organising volunteers. Notwithstanding the constant work put in, the Royal George Hotel three times caught alight and the Commercial Bank, being one of the oldest buildings was brought to the ground. Some of the more unprincipled of the bystanders were ‘’looking for souvenirs” and were picking and choosing as calmly as the average customer does in a shop. Trying on this hat, a size too small or too large, and placing the confiscated goods in a little heap, alongside, or filling up the loose spaces of wearing apparel, and making out of sight with the plunder. Cars coming from

Woombye and other places met these miscreants making their way up the hill with the loot. One light-fingered gentleman asked a bystander if these goods were his, and he replied, “They were not, or his either.” The owner’s attention was called to this practice, but too much work and worry then on hand demanded attention elsewhere. As soon as permissible for the police to leave the precincts of the fire, Sergeant Parker and Constable McLean made after the thieves. By a good deal of judicious tracking, the ‘gentry,’ who for the most part were said to be travellers, were caught, and placed under lock and key. From any of the hills around Nambour the view of the flre was most spectacular as it was awesome. The high tongues of flames lapped over building after building, the crash of a rafter or post, sending up a great shower of sparks, which would descend fiercely on the already banked up cinders of fierce, red-hot coals. (Extract from the Nambour Chronicle of 11 th January, 1924 describing the town’s worst fire)

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Commercial Hotel in 1911 BUILT on the site of the Nambour Hotel (previously the Petrie Creek Hotel) after it was demolished in August 1903, the Commercial Hotel was altered extensively in 1908-9. It was destroyed by fire and rebuilt twice - first in1914-15 and again in1966-67. The Billiard Saloon (near right) was originally the Chronicle Office. Note the elephant wagon (foreground) visiting the town with Wirth Bros.

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ROLL back the clock and see what it was like living in the 1950s in Nambour and districts. The sugar mill was crushing, Nat King Cole was crooning, Holdens were cruising, rope petticoats were swinging and Nambour was the bustling business centre for the Coast. Nambour Museum has rooms full of surprises for people who lived during that time or those who want to know what it was like. For the months of April and May, visit the museum at 18 Mitchell Street, to check out what sports were played, the entertainment, the shops, the music, photos and the news of the era. Admission is $4 adults, $1 school children. Phone 5441 2083 for further information.

Diabetes Awareness MAY 8, 10am-11:30am. This is a free communitybased program designed to raise awareness about type 2 diabetes and provide people with information about what they can do to reduce their risk of developing the condition. Community members will learn what diabetes is, complications, risk factors, help prevent type 2 diabetes,assess their personal risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Cost if free and bookings required. Phone Nambour Library 1300 542 727.

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THE history of Nambour and district has been in safe hands for 21 years. Last month (April), the Nambour & District Historical Museum celebrated its coming of age, with a get-together of members past and present as well as community members. The museum site and its main building offer the perfect setting because they are both linked to the history of the town,

and thus provide an appropriate place for the safe keeping of a fascinating array of objects that tell the history of the district and its people. Situated in Mitchell Street, on land originally selected by William Samwell in 1870, the street was named after David Mitchell, a prominent Nambour businessman and a member of the Divisional Board Council chosen to name the streets of

Nambour in 1896. When Samwell took up his selection of 1625 acres in 1870, he registered his property as Nambour in the locality of nambaa country. Naamba (nambur or nambah) was the name of the Aboriginal camping ground that had flourished for many on the same position as the current town of Nambour. Though this name is usually translated as red flowering bottlebrush,

(Callistomen salignus), it is now believed that nambaa refers to the Callistomen salignus, the willow bottlebrush, a small tree with a beautiful, useful bark. These trees once grew prolifically along local creeks, especially what is now called Petrie Creek. The tree was an important resource for the Aborigines. The bark provided a form of clothing and bedding for the cooler months, while the flowers gave a sweet nectar drink. In 1892, one acre of land was transferred to the Department of Public Instruction for £4 and Nambour Provisional School was built there. In 1907, the headmaster’s residence was built on the site and this building is now part of the museum. It is possibly the oldest building in Nambour and a perfect place for the museum’s collections. In 1932, the school was transferred to Carroll Street and the old school building was used for

dances, and in 1931 it was an isolation quarters for diphtheria sufferers. It was then used by the Department of Primary Industries, the Transport Department, and Q Build. Now it is where the museum stands with its rooms dedicated to displays of interest such as an extensive military display highlighting the contribution of local servicemen and women. Other rooms are set aside for district scouting, schools, hospital, tools, telecommunication, home life and fashion through the ages. From 1906, the land shared a very important neighbour, the Moreton Sugar Mill, which was established in 1897. When the mill closed in 2003, the museum was in a perfect place to secure items no longer of use, including the historic chief engineer’s building and many items of machinery. During the years, the museum was able to secure

locomotives that worked on the tramlines, winding their way through the cane farms throughout the district and returning with their open-air carriages

full of loads of cut sugar cane to be processed at the sugar mill. The latest of these to be put on display at the museum is the “Shay”.

Music, food and shopping under the stars THE welcome mat is well and truly out for visitors to Nambour’s Moonlight Markets, held in the outstanding new Town Square on Lowe Street the final Friday of every month from 5 to 9pm! The Moonlight Markets promise a feast of entertainment, family fun, quality stalls, and a global range of food choices! “And as always, there are street entertainers alongside our great range of market stalls selling everything from craft and jewellery to hammocks and beauty products. “The international cuisine will tempt the most discerning pallet and with a wine bar next to the stage, we really do have it all. “This month’s market is definitely not to be missed, check out Jazzerati ahead of time at and get your dancing shoes ready for a great night out.” Market visitors are asked to bring a gold coin donation and a smile to the monthly Nambour Moonlight Markets. It’s a great place to visit and experience friendly Sunshine Coast hinterland hospitality.

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Law, Finance & YOU Proposed super reforms THE Government has made several key proposals for superannuation reform. If legislated, the proposals will impact many super fund members before and after retiring. Tax on pension earnings over $100,000 Currently, earnings from assets that are held in a

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July 2014 Increased concessional contribution cap - Currently, pre-tax and other concessional super contributions are capped at $25,000 pa, regardless of your age. This cap will increase to $35,000 pa from 1 July 2013 for people e” 60yrs 1 July 2014 for people e” 50yrs Concessional contributions include, but are not limited to, all employer contributions (including salary sacrifice) and personal deductible contributions. This measure is good news if you’re closer to retirement, as it will give you the option to put more into your super and save on tax. Proposed date of effect: 1 July 2013 and 1 July 2014 Excess contribution refunds If you make concessional

super contributions that exceed this cap (above) from 1 July 2013, you’ll be allowed to withdraw the excess amount. These withdrawals will then be taxed at your marginal rate, plus an interest amount. This may result in some significant tax savings, particularly for lower to middle income earners, as excess concessional super contributions are currently taxed at 46.5%. Proposed date of effect: 1 July 2013 Social security changes to account-based pensions Currently, income payments received from an account-based pension are concessionally treated under the social security income test. However, the Government has proposed that, from 1 January 2015, account-

based pensions will be treated the same as other financial assets and be deemed to earn a particular rate of interest, regardless of the income actually earned. This measure could impact Centrelink age pension payments if introduced, but will not apply to account-based pensions started before 1 January 2015. Proposed date of effect: 1 January 2015 With changes to the superannuation system pending, now would be a good time to review your investment strategy with a financial adviser to ensure you are well positioned for minimal impact from any changes that may be implemented. For more Information contact Tim Maher at Maher Digby Securities Pty Ltd - Financial Ad-

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I N T E R N AT I O N A L healthcare organisation Bupa and global dementia federation Alzheimer’s Disease International recently launched a joint global dementia charter to outline the universal rights of people with dementia. The 10-point ‘I can live well with dementia’ charter has been written from the perspective of someone living with dementia and sets out the global standard for quality dementia care and support. Margaret Ryan, Head of Dementia for Bupa Care Services Australia, said the charter would provide, for the first time, an international framework against which all governments and societies could measure their progress towards achieving best practice. “It is a manifesto that we can use to outline what dementia care should look like across the globe and what every person diagnosed with dementia should expect from his or her care and treatment,” she said. Ms Ryan said the document was akin to the Department of Health and Ageing’s own charter of residents’ rights and responsibilities, but it was specific to the needs of people with dementia both in care and in the community, and set out a globally agreed upon benchmark. Glenn Rees, CEO of Alzheimer’s Australia, said for Australia to meet these standards there needs to be a greater in-

vestment in the training of health professionals. “It is critical doctors, GPs and nurses receive the skills required to diagnose the condition and care for people from the moment of diagnosis to end of life,” Mr Rees said. “Unfortunately the fact is that time and again we hear horror stories about the inappropriate care received by people living with the condition especially in residential care,” he said. The number of people in Australia living with dementia is set to increase by one third, from 321,600 to 400,000, in less than ten years. Bupa and ADI are also calling on all governments around the world to develop national dementia plans to make dementia a national public health priority, as is the case in Australia. The 10 points of the global dementia charter are: 1. I should have access to a doctor to check if I have dementia. 2. I should have access to information about dementia so I know how it will affect me. 3. I should be helped to live independently for as long as I can. 4. I should have a say in the care and support that I am given. 5. I should have access to high-quality care that’s right for me. 6. I should be treated as an individual, with those looking after me knowing about my life. 7. I should be respected for who I am.

8. I should have access to medicine and treatment that helps me. 9. My end of life wishes should be discussed with me while I can still make decisions. 10. I want my family and friends to have fond memories of me. To read the charter in full, visit: Source: australian

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DYING with Dignity Qld Inc. hold a meeting on the 3 rd Wednesday of each month. Our next meeting at the CWA Room, Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore will be held on Wednesday May 15th at 2pm and our guest speaker is, Claire Massingham from “Know the Score” Diabetes Queensland. Many Australians aren’t aware that they have Diabetes so knowledge is essential. Our society lobby politicians ‘to have the law in Queensland changed so that, subject to appropriate safeguards, residents suffering intolerably can receive assistance to die peacefully and painlessly. This help must be in accordance with that person’s expressed direc-

tion’. We believe that all adult Australians should have control and choice in their end of life decisions. If this is also your belief, please help us achieve our aim and come

and join us. Meetings are free, afternoon tea will be served and parking is available at the door. Any enquiries please phone Joan on 5443 5576 or June on 0402 989 433.

Arthritis is a major cause of disability

Sunshine Coast Arthritis Support Group THE Sunshine Coast Arthritis Support Group will meet on Thursday 2nd May from 12.45pm to 2pm at the Maroochydore RSL Sub-Branch, RSL House, 106 Memorial Ave, Maroochydore. Contact Mary 5441 2259, 0403 339 057 or Jeanette 5443 7446. Guest Speaker – Dr Dave Nicholls, a Rheumatologist, Topic – Arthritis and How it Affects Your Life

ACCORDING to a 2011 Survey commissioned by Arthritis Australia, arthritis is Australia’s major cause of disability, affecting 19% of the population. Herbs have a long and effective history in helping manage the chronic pain of arthritis. Herbal medicine provides comfort and patient empowerment. Arthritis is a multi-factorial disease, and many organ systems are involved. Therein lie the benefits. Herbal medicines support the patient and provide alleviation of symptoms. Green lipped mussel, celery, ginger and olive leaf extract reduce inflammation effectively. One of the most exciting developments in joint pain is new research exploring the effects of turmeric. Turmeric mimics the pathways of prescription strength non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, without the side effect profile. Cumerone is a patented extract of turmeric which allows a readily bioavailable dose of turmeric to provide relief from pain, reduced inflammation and support to the cartilage structure within an affected joint. For more information on managing your arthritis pain, seek advice from an informed health professional such as your pharmacist. Gerald Quigley is a qualified Medical Herbalist and Community Pharmacist. To find out more visit

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Research by Adelaide University shows a traditional Indigenous anti-inflammatory may be a possible treatment for people suffering from bowel diseases and intestinal damage. Emu oil is taken from the fat of emus and laboratory testing has shown it can speed the repair of the bowel lining and intestines of chemotherapy patients. Chemotherapy causes painful intestinal ulcers in up to 60 per cent of patients. Suzanne Mashtoub Abimosleh from the university says the testing has shown positive results. “I’m looking forward to seeing emu oil undergo a controlled clinical trial to determine whether my encouraging laboratory studies are actually going to translate into a clinical benefit for these cancer patients or inflammatory bowel disease sufferers,” she said.

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“DID you know that four million Australians are affected by bowel or bladder leakage? Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service are conducting free 3 hour workshops to provide a “recipe for a healthy bladder and bowel”. Workshops details are: 9 May 2013 from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Maroochydore Community Health, 100 Sixth Avenue, Maroochydore, 26 June 2013 from 9.00am to 12.00noon, Caloundra Community Health, West Terrace, Caloundra. The workshops will be conducted by a Dietician, Physiotherapist and Continence Nurse and older people at risk of urine/bowel incontinence or with early or mild urinary/bowel incontinence are encouraged to attend. Registration and enquiries to Sue Torr on 5450 4750.

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May is Rotary Bowelscan month Texting codes YOUNG people have theirs, now Seniors have their own texting codes: ATD- At the doctor’s BFF - Best friend’s funeral BTW- Bring the wheelchair BYOT - Bring your own teeth CBM- Covered by Medicare CUATSC- See you at the Senior Centre FWIW - Forgot where I was GGPBL- Gotta go, pacemaker battery low GHA - Got heartburn again HGBM - Had good bowel movement LMDO- Laughing my dentures out LOL- Living on Lipitor WAITT - Who am I talking to? Hope these help. GGLKI (Gotta go, laxative kicking in!)

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BOWEL Cancer is the second most common cause of cancer related deaths in Australia. Eighty Australians die every week of this disease. Yet screening to detect blood in the motion will reduce the death rate from this cancer by over 30%. The Federal Government recognises this to a degree and issues free test kits for all people turning 50, 55, 60 and 65 years of age. Regrettably, people under the age of 50 years and over 65 years are not yet covered by the government program, neither does it make provision for annual rescreening. Bowel cancer has no early signs to warn you.. Skin cancer is visible which makes it easy to deal with early. Bowel cancer very often develops from a polyp which is a small warty like growth in the lining of the bowel. These polyps often bleed a small amount into the bowel but this blood is seldom noticeable. It can, however, be detected by testing for blood in the motion. Such testing is the simplest method of detecting polyps and bowel cancer early. This testing should really be done annually because polyps and cancers may bleed intermittently which can make blood in the motion difficult to detect. Not all polyps are cancerous. However, if detected early, they can be removed thus significantly reduce the chance of bowel cancer developing. Rotary Bowelscan is an initiative of over 250 Rotary Clubs around Australia, working to raise awareness of the risks of bowel cancer in an effort to actively decrease the number of lives lost to the disease every year. It has been

operating in Queensland for many years, and is well established on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane both north and south of the Brisbane River. Bowelscan is an annual program that offers test kits at a price of $8.00 which includes the price of laboratory testing. The program this year will run from 1 May to 31 May and is supported by many pharmacies. Testing of returned kits occurs under laboratory supervision, principally through the generous support of Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology in both Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast, and QML Pathology in Gympie. Test kits will be available from pharmacies on the Coast at Gympie, Noosa, Buderim, Maroochydore, Nambour, Coolum, Mudjimba, Kawana and Mooloolaba, Cooroy, the Glasshouse Mountains, Maleny and Caloundra. In north Brisbane kits are available from participating pharmacies at Caboolture, Bribie Island, North Lakes, Albany Creek and New Farm. It is also possible to order online at: Participants in the program receive a letter indicating either a negative outcome, or advice that there is a potential problem which should be discussed with their doctor. It is important to note that the earlier a cancer is detected markedly increases the likelihood of successful treatment by up to 90%. If you are over the age of forty do this cheap and simple test now. Catch cancer before it catches you. Enquiries phone 1300 779 694. Online orders:

Sunshine Coast Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Group THE Sunshine Coast MS Self Help Group meet every 4th Saturday of the month at 2.00pm at the Suncare Day Respite Centre, George Street Maroochydore. Further information can be obtained by phoning Maureen on 5443 2215. There is no cost and Partners/Carers are also welcome.

The next meeting will be held on Saturday the 27th April. The “Kiss Goodbye to MS” campaign will be held throughout Australia from the 1st to 19th May. An Awareness Day will be held at Bunnings Maroochydore where our members will be there to hand out pamphlets and give-aways on Saturday 11th May.

Managing Anxiety Workshops LEARN how to manage anxiety in your life. Over 4 weeks learn about why we worry, what causes our anxiety to increase and ways to manage symptoms of anxiety, and plan for future life without overwhelming worry. This free course will be held at Cooroy Library starting Monday 13/5/13. Bookings are essential as places are limited. Phone to book your place on 5449 5944.

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HOLIDAY & Leisure

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Cruise from Australia like never before! STEP onboard a Royal Caribbean International ship and enter another world of holidaying where the sea helps you to unwind and relax while your cruise ship takes you to the most breathtaking destinations on earth. Cruising from Sydney or Perth you will be welcomed onboard to discover the Royal experience. Enjoy comfortable cabins where you can relax after a busy day, dining options to suit any tastebud at any time and personalised service to make sure your holiday is perfect. Venture to the Pacific Islands with Rhapsody of the Seas® where sunshine and white sand beaches combine to make a stunning tropical holiday destination. Visit the cosmopolitan cities and pine tree-lined islands of French influenced New Caledonia and, in pleasure-filled Vanuatu, snorkel over coral reefs and witness amazing cultural ceremonies. Onboard Radiance of the Seas® the ocean is the star

with acres of glass enclosing its nine storey central atrium, lifts facing the sea and floor to ceiling windows throughout – it is the perfect way to admire Australia’s unique landscapes while relaxing on deck. Cruising with Voyager of the Seas ® you will be

amazed at how much there is to do on one ship, boasting over 13 decks of entertainment from a theatre with Broadway-style productions to a boulevard of shops, an ice skating rink and a VitalitySM Spa. Whether you are sailing to the natural wonders of New Zealand or the

sense-inspiring cities of Asia, this is a ship that will create holiday memories to last a lifetime. To experience the Royal difference onboard the most innovative cruise ships at sea, contact your local Travellers Choice cruise specialist agent on 1300 78 78 58.

Group travelling is safe & hassle free ESCAPE Travel has been operating in Caloundra for nearly 7 years now. Having moved from Stockland in 2011, we are now located right in the heart of town on Bulcock Street (opposite Henzells) The business is privately owned and operated by Neil and Therese Playford but linked to the Flight Centre Group. Together with our five staff we offer over 70 combined years of experience in the travel industry. We specialize in group touring, family & package holidays and cruises. Our experienced staff has a wealth of personal travel experience and knowledge about a variety of destinations. We have all cruised recently with a variety of cruise lines in different parts of the world. Our latest venture is into the escorted travel market. Travelling with a group from the coast is a simple, safe and hassle free way to see the world, not to mention the potential lifelong friendships that can develop. Neil has a group of 27 heading to Europe in May for a 24

night cruise around the Mediterranean. We are currently taking bookings for China in October 2013 and Canada & Alaska in May 2014, plus registrations of interest for a Mediterranean cruise in September 2014 With the Australian dollar maintaining record highs, now is the perfect time to travel overseas. We all have a real passion

for travel and would love to share this with you. For your next holiday, from a short local getaway to a round the world trip of a lifetime or anything in between please come and see the friendly knowledgeable team at Escape Travel Caloundra. For more information phone 1300 212 896 or visit us at 46 Bulcock Street, Caloundra.


CAIRNS & TROPICAL NORTH QLD Whitsunday Islands – Port Douglas – Kuranda Daintree 12 Days 27th July – 7th August $1899 includes: Good Motels – Breakfasts & Dinners, One Morning Tea. Admissions: Sky Rail or Travel Train to Kuranda, Daintree Rainforest River Cruise, Port Douglas Tour, Boat Cruise, Two Island Cruise (Hamilton and Daydream Island), Townsville Tour, Reef HQ, “The World’s Best Living Reef”, Paronalla Park, Mackay, Rockhampton, Airlie Beach, Bundaberg. Home Pickup and Return: Sunshine Coast, Caboolture, Redcliffe, Brisbane Area, Redlands, Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Banora Point, Kingscliff.

OUTBACK QLD EXPLORER Longreach – Winton – Dinosaur Stampede – Charlville – Emerald – Barcaldine – Roma – Biloela – Town of 1770 $1799 – 9 Days 25th August – 2nd September Fare Includes: Good Motels, Breakfast & Dinners Admissions: Age of Dinosaurs, Longreach Hall of Fame, Qantas Museum, Dinner Cruise Thompson River, Australian Workers Heritage Centre Home Pickup and Return: Sunshine Coast, Caboolture, Redcliffe, Brisbane Area, Redlands, Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Banora Point, Kingscliff. Sunshine Coast, Caboolture, Redcliffe, Brisbane Metro Area, Redlands, Redcliffe, Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Banora Pt, Kingscliff Will mail Itinerary on all tours, Please Phone

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HOLIDAY & Leisure The Maya experience: Mexico & Guatemala

Vietnam & Cambodia delights 16 Days fully inclusive from $3580


Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap

Mighty Yangtze River & Hong Kong 15 Days fully inclusive from $3798


Shanghai, Nanjing, Mt. Huang, Wuhan, 3 Gorges, Chongqing, Hong Kong

Around Formosa Taiwan 10 Days fully inclusive from $2495


Taipei, Sun moon lake, Kaohsiung, Taitung, Halien, Taroko Gorge

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Zhangjiajie, Yangtze river cruise, Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong, Chengdu, Panda Include Int’l& Domestic flights with all taxes and fuel surcharge, meals, 4-5* hotels, sightseeing & transfers, English Speaking Tour Guide. * Compulsory travel insurance, tipping are extras.


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Saigon, Cui Chi, Dalat, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Danang, Hue, Halong, Hanoi

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Kunming, Stone forest, Dali, Lijiang, Shanggari-la, Guilin, Longsheng and Yangshuo

Ancient Cities & Yangtze River Discovery 16 Days fully inclusive from $3688


Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze river, Nanjing, Wuxi,Suzhou, Shanghai

Highlights of Japan & Taiwan 14 Days fully inclusive from $4980


Tokyo, Kawaguchiko, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Osaka, Taipei, Sun Moon Lake, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Taitung and Taroko Gorge

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MEXICO & GUATEMALA 2014: THE MAYA EXPERIENCE A SUNSHINE Coast Group of intrepid travellers full filled their dream of experiencing Mexico and Guatemala last March. From the splendours of Mexico City with its superb art, architecture and modern avenues to day trips to Taxco, the “Silver City”, Puebla and Cuernavaca with its rose’s plantations. Visiting Guadalajara and the city of Tequila with its distilleries where Mariachi music and culture were born added a new aspect of the Mexico experience. Moving towards the Yucatan Peninsula the decision to stay in a hotel inside Chichen Itza National Park proved very successful as the passengers were free to venture at their own time in the unique Chichen

Itza archaeological site or take their time to explore the region’s oldest hotel’s gardens. From there to Cancun, the cosmopolitan beach resort on the Caribbean, a welcomed change to recover with beach spa, top restaurants or the

the most amasing textile markets, the incredible orchid’s nurseries and the old capital of Guatemala:the city of Antigua: a jewel preserved from 16th century. All this and much more were experienced by our 2013

dose of shopping. Last step of this tour was Guatemala, the home of the unique Quetzal bird,

passengers in a fully escorted tour, with private transfers and small group. If you’d like to be part of the May 2014 tour come to any of our THE Maya experience: Mexico & Guatemala talks: • Friday 17 May – 6.30 pm - Peregian Community Centre, 255 David Low Way Peregian Beach • Friday 24 May - 6.30 pm - Caloundra Community Centre, 58A Queen St, Caloundra • Friday 31 May - 6.30 pm - 6/31 Plaza Parade, Maroochydore – Maroochydore

Forget all what you have heard about Mexico and Guatemala and experience by yourself the reality. Let us escort you through two fascinating countries with centuries of history, aboundant scenery and unique wildlife. Departing May 2014 this 23 days fully escorted tour will allow you to experience the real Mexico and Guatemala. Office: (07) 5443 5104 – Mob 0400 193 040

EDITORIAL DEADLINE for the June edition is May 15th, 2013

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HOLIDAY & Leisure Te oldest living city on earth VARANASI is said to be at least 3500 years old. Some say it could have existed for over 5000 years. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and the oldest in India. In 1897 Mark Twain said of Varanasi “Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. My tour group journey to the city started in Agra, where we prepared to take the overnight train to Varanasi. Following an early dinner our bus took us to the station, which was on the edge of the city. The traffic was heavy and at some stage we actually stopped for a long time. Eventually our two Indian guides left the bus and apparently told the policeman on point duty that there was an important diplomatic officer on the bus. Like magic our bus was on its way. Now that is the story our friendly laughing guides told us, but I wondered if some baksheesh was quietly handed over to smooth

our bus through. On our arrival at the station porters loaded two cases onto their heads and proceeded to the platform. The very long train pulled into the station and we found our reserved compartments. Four berths to each curtained compartment. Fortunately my berth number 39 was a lower berth. Our clean sheets and pillow case were wrapped in brown paper parcels. It was a bit like camping with much laughter and camaraderie. None of us undressed and I don’t know if we actually had a full night’s sleep, before it was time for our Australian guide Peter to tell us were pulling into Varanasi, where we arrived at 6.15 am. Once again we trailed after the porters, again carrying two pieces of luggage on their heads. The station was the real India, people sleeping on the floor, lots of litter and some of our group even saw a few rats. As our bus took us to our hotel we could see that this city was more run down than cities we

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Early morning, Mother Ganges in Varanasi

had seen previously. There was more disorder, more rubbish. Pigs were rummaging through the rubbish as well as cows, dogs and goats. From our bus we were not really effected. That came later as we walked the labyrinth of the streets of the old city. Once again our hotel was excellent. During our tour of the city we were taken to see some silk weaving which is a major industry there. Then, late in the afternoon, it was time for us to go to Mother Ganges for the evening ceremonies. Our bus only took us part of the way, then we were transferred into rickshaws to proceed,

weaving our way through the heavy traffic....noise, noise, noise from the hundreds of horns from motor bikes and tuk tuks. It was then that we walked through the narrow streets to the Ghats along the Ganges, where we witnessed the priests perform the “Ganga Seva Nidhi” that is the “worship to fire” ceremony that is performed every evening. Ghats are steps of stone slabs along the river bank where pilgrims perform ritual ablutions. The ghats have individual names and we were heading for the Dashashwamedh Ghat, which is the main

and probably the oldest in Varanasi on the Ganges. The area was packed with pilgrims. The women in their most colourful saris were all grouped around their personal tiny altars decorated with flowers and candles. Fortunately we were privileged to be seated in a reserved area. I expect, for Western tourists where we had an excellent view of the celebrations as did the worshippers in boats. There were seven platforms, each with a small table with pictures of deities surrounded by flowers. Finally all the preparations were over and the seven priests came to the altars. There was much chanting and singing followed by bell-ringing and then incense burners

twirled by the priests. After this cones of fires were swung by each of the priests. And lastly a burning brazier. The ceremony was very impressive and we were able to see everything happening even if we couldn’t follow the procedures. The crowds started to dissipate and we walked back through the labyrinth of tiny streets passing more cows that were settling down for the night, all the time carefully watching where we put our feet ! We had dinner at a restaurant overlooking another part of the river. Next morning we left the hotel early and went back to the same ghat where we met our boatman before sunset. From our boat we could

see that many many of the pilgrims were bathing, of course wearing their clothes, dipping down under Mother Ganges. As the sun rose there was great jubilation from the crowds on the edge of the river. After leaving the boat, we walked back along the numerous ghats passing where bodies are cremated. As well as burning by wood fires, there is also a cheaper option of cremation in the electric furnace at fraction of the cost. We made our way back along the tiny streets passing a couple of cows hugging the wall. There is no doubt that visiting Varanasi is part of the spiritual journey associated with India.

U3A Armchair Travel

U3A Noosa’s Armchair Travel presents Helen Lawson with her Equatorial Explorer through Central America: from Tahiti, Easter Island, the Amazon, Galapagos, Panama, Guatamala, Cuba, The Azores, with highlights including the ancient Mayan ruins at Tikal. Helen has the eye of an artist as she uses a mix of photos and video to which she adds music from each country. Her presentations are very beautiful and entertaining. Held Friday afternoon 10th May at 1.45pm – 4pm, including afternoon tea. At U3A House, 64 Poinciana Ave opposite Shell Service Station. All welcome. Questions? Phone 5440 5500.

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HOLIDAY & Leisure Berlin – A world City

by Allan Blackburn

Brandenburg Gate

MENTION Berlin to most older Australians and they will conjure images of World War II destruction and the infamous Berlin Wall. Most likely, they will imagine a dull, drab place with few modern amenities. The reality is that modern-day Berlin is a vibrant bustling city with few obvious scars of the atrocities of the past. With a population of over three million people, it is the capital of Germany and its largest city. Berlin is a world city hosting renowned universities, modern museums and art galleries, convention centres, sports arenas and featuring over 800 hotels catering to a burgeoning tourist trade. Nevertheless, if one looks, it is not hard to find reminders of darker times. One of these is the path traversed by the Berlin Wall. From 1961 to 1989 this structure completely separated East and West Berlin and was the cause of many desperate attempts to escape from the oppression of Communist-controlled East Berlin. Some small sections of the wall still remain as grotesque reminders of what used to be. Dotted lines trace its trail, along roads, across footpaths, even through new buildings. The concrete sections that comprised the wall were designed so that vehicles could not push them over. On the eastern side was a wide no-go death strip where any trespassers were at risk of being shot. Another well-known landmark from the war is Checkpoint Charlie. This was a popular crossing point during the Cold War and was the site of many demonstrations and confrontations. A nearby museum houses reminders of conditions during

the years of the wall. It depicts some of the numerous methods used to try to escape from the east, ingenious and horrifically graphic reminders of the oppression and desperation of the people. They escaped in car petrol tanks, stuffed in car seats, in shopping trolleys, in loud speaker boxes, by flying fox cable, in a welder, by hang glider, by canoe and kayak in the Baltic, and by tunnels under the wall. Over 5000 were successful. Perhaps the most sobering reminder of the war is the Holocaust Memorial.This strange place consists of 2711 solid rectangular concrete blocks mounted in rows and columns, some tall some lower, like a bizarre city of the dead. Under it is the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Nobody talks in here, it is a very sombre place. Over five million Jews perished at the hands of the National So-

cialist regime. A mere stone’s throw away is the site of Hitler’s Bunker where he died in 1945. It is impossible to visit Berlin and not relive some of its history. However, there are many other highlights that instil joy and happiness. The Reichstag building is the traditional seat of the German parliament. It features a huge glass dome with free public access and providing magnificent views of the city. The Brandenburg Gate is an iconic landmark of Berlin. Built in the late 18th Century as a triumphal arch it has been fully restored. It is closed to vehicular traffic but visitors are freely able to wander around its cobblestoned precincts. Adjacent to this landmark is Unter den Linden, a tree-lined street that was once Berlin’s premier promenade. Meandering through the city is the River Spree. Numerous boats offer

visitors scenic cruises along its course. For around €€6 a relaxing onehour tour takes in many of the city’s highlights. One of these is Museum Island which houses five museums forming a UNESCO World Heritage site. Also on the island is Berlin Cathedral, a former emperor’s ambitious Protestant attempt to rival St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Nearly a third of Berlin’s area is composed of forests, parks, gardens and lakes. The Tiergarten is a huge sprawling park covering over five square kilometres near the city centre. It is the site of the towering Victory Column, a 70-metre tall spire topped by a golden statue of Victoria. The more energetic visitor can trudge up a narrow spiral staircase to the top for stunning views across the park and city. Over 150 museums await visitors. More than 50 theatres provide live entertainment. Berlin has 12 restaurants listed in the Michelin guide as well as a virtual smorgasbord of gastronomic delights of every possible cuisine. The city is a shopaholics paradise with many fashion boutiques offering high-end bargains. Berlin has a temperate climate with warm summers and cold winters. From late May to early September visitors can expect mild temperatures. It is the third most-visited city in the European Union. While many of the sights can be seen in around three days, a longer visit enables a much more encompassing itinerary. English is widely spoken in the tourist areas.


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HOLIDAY & Leisure Cruise Expo at Caloundra RSL


Latin America Group Tours invites you to a free community event. Find out about the culture, knowledge and unparallel archaeological sites of the Maya through the passion of Ms Lyn Lovell • Friday 17 May – 6.30 pm - Peregian Community Centre, 255 David Low Way Peregian Beach • Friday 24 May - 6.30 pm - Caloundra Community Centre, 58A Queen St, Caloundra • Friday 31 May - 6.30 pm - 6/31 Plaza Parade, Maroochydore –Maroochydore

All welcome - RSVP appreciated for catering purposes Office: (07) 5443 5104 – Mob 0400 193 040

CRUISE travellers will have the opportunity to speak directly with cruise line representatives plus pick up a fantastic special or two at the inaugural Sunshine Coast Cruise Sale Day at Caloundra RSL. The event, to be held on May 19, will run for strictly four hours only from 10am to 2pm with all specials to expire as soon as the clock hits 2pm. On top of this, all visitors will go into the draw to win a Commonwealth Bank Travel Money Card with $500 value loaded

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onto it. That value will be doubled to $1000 if the winner pays a deposit for a cruise on the day. Most major cruise lines will be present on the day including Cunard, Princess Cruises, P&O, Holland America, Royal Caribbean International, APT, Azamara, Celebrity, Avalon Waterways, Celebrity, Tauck, Norwegian Cruise Line, Star Cruises & more. There will also be a host of niche cruise suppliers offering itineraries to South America, Antarctica, Galapagos, Asia River cruising and even Nile River cruises. Plus there will be non-cruise exhibitors including Commonwealth Bank’s Travel Money Card, Covermore Travel Insurance, transfer companies and cruise terminal parking at Brisbane. Event organizer and

Ucango Travel & Cruise Managing Director Dave Hulsman said he expected the event to be well attended and would grow it even larger in the coming years if public interest warranted. “We’ll have all corners of the cruise market catered for, from the entry level P&O right up to some high end, and perhaps not as well known brands, such as Compagnie du Ponant or Windstar Cruises.” he said. “It’ll be a great opportunity for anyone, whether they’ve cruised before or not, to find out what options are available and perhaps save a buck or two.” For more information contact Ucango Travel and Cruise on 5437 4000 (Caloundra) or 5451 8600 (Maroochydore) or email

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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Rare chance to see legendary actress Carol Burns on the coast

Sandy Luscombe, Eddie Ellis and Carol Burns

THE preview audience voted Chain of Deceit great entertainment with a very polished cast. Some of the comments: “The comedy is built out of the characters, rather than the sort of one-liner stuff we see so often these days”. “Not what I expected but loved every minute of it”. “It’s right on the money, we read about these people and they exist”. Legendary Australian actress, Carol Burns, stars as head of the GRO TV Network. The place is in turmoil and the executives are scrambling to keep their jobs. The main architectural feature of the

GRO headquarters is the very greasy pole. Carol Burns is joined by a strong supporting cast, including Eddie Ellis, Sandy Luscombe, Luke Lanham, Leona Kirby and Keith Souter. The play by John Burls, is directed by Carol Burns. The Independent Theatre

at Eumundi proudly presents this special Coast premiere season of this brand-new comedydrama – a fast-paced, polished piece of theatre. A great, but inexpensive, night out. The theatre is licensed and air-conditioned. Night performances

7.30pm Friday, Saturday April 26th, 27th & 3rd, 4th May. Tickets $25, concessions $23. There are also two matinee performances, 2pm Sunday 28th April and 5pm Sunday 5th May. Tickets $22, concessions $20. Bookings 5472 8200 or

Symphony Orchestra performs at Coolum THE Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra will be performing the 7th Annual Symphony by the Sea Concert on Saturday11th May at the Coolum Civic Centre from 2-4pm. This outstanding, popular annual concert hosted by Development Watch and Sunshine Coast Environment Council is now in it’s 7th year. Julie Failor said “we have a loyal following, many people return year after year claiming it a must on their social and cultural calendar. This year will be a particularly special event as it will coincide with Mothers Day”. The Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra conducted by the talented Adrian King will be performing world class, magnificent music performed by exceptional, semi and fully professional musicians. Also included in the afternoons entertainment is a free generous delicious afternoon tea full of home baked goodies and wine and cheese. This year local renowned artist Pam Walpole has generously donated an oil painting to the raffle (value $1000). Also for the raffle we have received a gorgeous mother’s day basket full of surprises, a hand made tartan rug and generous vouchers from the C@f in Coolum and My Place Restaurant. Tickets are available now. Pre purchase tickets are $20 and Concession $18. Tickets at the door are $25 and $22. Tickets can be purchased online at or in person at Bank of Queensland at Birtwill Street, Coolum, Annies Book Shop at Peregian Shopping Centre, Sunshine Coast Environment Centre at Porters Lane, Nambour. For more information, cheque, direct debit or credit card payments, call Sherryl 5446 2615. Hope to see you there!

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How to Reply Place your reply in a sealed STAMPED envelope (please don’t write on this envelope). Enclose this envelope inside another envelope and write the reference number advertisement you wish to respond to and post it to “Seniors Meeting Place”, P.O. Box 1062, Tewantin. Qld 4565. We will then forward your message on to the person who placed the advertisement.

To place a FREE ad: Send your free advertisement (up to 40 words) with your name, address and phone number to “Seniors Meeting Place”, P.O. Box 1062, Tewantin. Qld 4565. (No names, addresses or phone numbers are printed in the advertisements, only a reference number).

Art Market in the Paddock

THE Pomona Railway Station Gallery will be hosting Art Market in the Paddock on Saturday, 22 June from 9:00 – 1:00pm. Artists and craft people are invited to register to sell their quality work for under $100.00. This is an opportunity to sell work directly to the public, talk about your work with potential buyers and interact with other artists. The Pomona Gallery has had two previous Art Markets which have proved very successful. “It is a delight to see the colourful stalls as visitors leisurely wander and admire the art and craft in such a beautiful setting” says Wendy Catlin, gallery convenor. “This market gives the public an opportunity to meet artists and to find a special handmade local piece of art or craft for a very reasonable price.” Artists and craftspeople can register by picking up a form at the Galley or online: The cost is $10.00 per artist. Closing date is 19 June. Pomona Rail Station Gallery is located at 10 Station St. Pomona, Telephone 5485 2950. Gallery hours: M-F 10-4:00, Sat.10-2:00, closed Sundays.

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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Operatif enters its 20th year of wonderful performances

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AS much-loved Opera and Song company, OPERATIF! celebrates its 20th year, there are marvellous performances to be enjoyed in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. With the customary blend of wonderful songs, opera, operetta and classics, OPERATIF! concerts offer up-lifting musical experiences for anyone who enjoys fine singing and playing and of course,

carefully chosen, bestloved melodies. Soprano Jennifer Parish and baritone Stewart Cameron who are at the helm of the company, love to perform and are always joined by excellent and very entertaining guest artists. The first concerts are scheduled for May. ‘With a Song in My Heart’ will be presented in Brisbane, at St Andrew’s church at 2pm on Sunday

19 th May and also at Bribie Island Uniting Church at 2pm on Sunday 12th May. Following these performances of great songs of all sorts will come more concerts throughout the year. Some Enchanted Evening in July, Viva Italia! in September and A Toast to Old Vienna in November. OPERATIF!’s much-anticipated annual event ‘Opera in the Amphitheatre,’ will take place on the 1st of September, in the stunning Lakeside theatre at Noosa Botanic Gardens. It’s an event often enjoyed by social groups and clubs as the gardens make a lovely setting for a preconcert picnic and gettogether. OPERATIF! have also entered the realm of travel,

with their own range of lovingly designed and personally hosted MusicLovers Tours, perfect for those who enjoy leisurely travel with the added joy of some musical performances. Currently on sale are ‘Joie de Vivre’ (a tour

from Paris to Barcelona), ‘Along the Road to Mandalay,’ )a luxury river cruise in Burma) and ‘Southern Passion’ ( 3 weeks in Southern Italy and Sicily). OPERATIF!’s annual ‘Opera in Paradise’ Festival will cel-

you can only imagine what they get up to! Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow – the hijinks are coming your way at the following venues: Nambour Civic Centre on Friday 3 May at 7.30pm; The J Noosa on Saturday 4 May at 7.30pm; The Events Centre Caloundra on Wednesday 22 May at 8pm. Book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are just $42 per adult and can be purchased in advance by calling the Nambour Civic Centre on 5475 7777, The J Noosa on 5455 4455 and the Events Centre Caloundra on 5491 4240, online at or visit the theatre Box Offices. Please note this show is not recommended for those under 15 years as performances may contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend.

completing a Contact Form. You can also register for their mailing list. They’d love to hear from you and invite you to join them for some concerts or a tour, in this, their 20th successful year!

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Don’t miss Australia’s biggest comedy festival right on your doorstep SUNSHINE Coast Council welcomes back to the Coast in May the renowned Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow which promises a big night with some of the world’s funniest comedians at three venues across the region. The Roadshow cast of intrepid travelling comedians is hitting the road, entertaining crowds all across Australia. You can be a part of the fun when they roll into the Coast with a big show featuring some of the best from one of the world’s biggest comedy festivals! Last year the Roadshow hit the dirt track, with over 90 performances in over 65 Australian towns, covering a distance of more than 25,000kms, before taking the tour to the world, with seasons in Singapore, Hong Kong and India. What happens on tour doesn’t always stay on tour, and when a bunch of comedians are unleashed on a road trip,

ebrate its 10th Anniversary in 2014 and plans are underway. You can request a free Concert and Tour brochure from OPERATIF! by phoning 1300 308 385 or visiting the website and

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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Insight into the Pottery of Hermannsburg CALOUNDRA Regional Gallery welcomes INSIGHT, a vibrant exhibition of ceramic art, from 17 April to 26 May 2013. The exhibition is produced by a group of unique and talented artists, celebrating the diversity of art practice taking place in contemporary Indigenous communities. The Aranda people from Hermannsburg, a former Lutheran mission about 130km west of Alice Springs, are generally known for their Namatjira-style watercolours. Since 1980, the Hermannsburg Potters have been producing a vibrant and highly original form of ceramic art that draws on many influences yet strongly reflects the distinctive visual culture of the region. The potters embrace yet reinterpret all these influences and traditions in their own painted ceramics. The pots are made by the coil method with hand-moulded figures of animals or bush tucker or historical themes on the lids. The artists paint their country

as seamless landscapes around the fullbellied forms of the container pots, each of which is guarded by a desert animal or another creature. The collection features works by Irene MbitjanaEntata, Carol PanangkaRontji, Judith PungkartaInkamala, Clara NgalaInkamala, Ester Ngala Kennedy, Lindy PanangkaRontji, Rona PanangkaRubuntja, Dawn Ngala Wheeler and RahelKngwarriaUngwanaka. INSIGHT is accompanied by a publication by Simon Turner, rich in images and stories of the pots and their creators. INSIGHT is a travelling exhibition developed by Moreton Bay Regional Council and Simon Turner, toured by Museum and Gallery Services Queensland. The exhibition will tour Australia until the end of 2013. The Caloundra Regional Gallery is free to the public and open, Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm.

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MAJOR supermarkets spend millions of dollars researching consumer behaviour in order to develop tactics to compel you to buy more in their stores. The most common path to travel instore is around the outside perimeter, dipping in and out of the aisles as needed. As a result, the ends of each aisle are the most profitable part of the store. When you enter a big supermarket, fresh fruit and veg is the first shopping zone. Although it’s not logical to have squashable fruit and veggies as the first items to pack into your trolley, this department is deliberately located to give the supermarket a positive image of being fresh and healthy. People who use the fresh food areas also tend to spend more money in the store overall. By setting up different “marketplace” areas, our minds are tricked into thinking we’ve visited several different stores rather than a single big shop. Each of these areas has different lighting and sometimes individual counters for service (such as a deli). It’s all about creating a market-like feel. Areas such as the bakery, apart from smelling good, give

the impression the supermarket is trustworthy; it’s like they’re saying, ‘you can trust us because we make stuff ’. Incidental (and unnecessary items) are placed at the checkout to encourage impulse buying and expensive items are situated on the middle shelf as it is at eye height. They want you to view the most expensive products first to then realise that the ones below and above are of lesser quality (though this normally isn’t true). Have you noticed how there are lots of trolleys but limited baskets? This is another tactic to make us buy more. If we are dragging a trolley around that is very empty, we are more tempted to fill it. So always try and grab a basket if you are doing a quick shop; it will be lighter and easier to use and will save you a few dollars! In many stores you will be asked if you have a rewards card but it may not be as rewarding to you as you think. A CHOICE magazine evaluation of the various rewards programs available found that most of these programs offer such poor rewards that you generally save less than a dollar per $100 spent, but in return, retailers gain valuable information about your shopping habits.

Listen – it is Goodbye BETTER Hearing Australia, the support group for people with acquired hearing loss, had a branch on the Sunshine Coast since 1985. It was completely volunteer-run and the Committee was elected from its membership, to oversee its activities. Sadly the volunteers so necessary for running the group

BBQ Jumbuck with wok burner and four burners. Has full hood and BBQ cover. GC. $100. Ph 0438 100 290. Buderim. BED electrically adjustable bed for $480. VGC. Ph 0418 887 347. Imbil. CAMPING stove stand aluminium frame two strong shelves easy folding new $90 never used sell for $60. Ph 0427 677 726. Maroochydore. CANE furniture – hutch will fit TV as new, 2 cupboards at bottom plus 1 cupboard with shelf as new. $100 each piece. Ph 0401 514 726. Beerwah. CANOE fibreglass, 4.3m, 16kg, perfect cond. With beach trolley, paddles, steering dry storage. $270 ono. (new price around $1200) ph 0407 123 808. Golden Beach. CARE ALERT smart dialler Model CA-0408 brand new in box $180. Ph 0488 006 821. Dicky Beach. COATS – 2 Yakka Active wear, 1 brown, 1 navy. Fur lined ¾ length. As new XOS. $30 each. Ph 5450 8165. Bli Bli. CURTAINS 2 white nylon curtains, new cond. 143cm wide, 200cm long. $8 each. Ph 5491 6194. Moffat Beach. FILING cabinets 2x2 drawer, shorter drawers to suit small room, H668xW463xD432, keys/hangers as new light grey. Cost $90 sell for $50 each or $90 for both. Ph 0427 990 161. Caloundra. FRIDGE freezer 457 Lt. Frost free, 2 dr. Whirlpool as new cond. $320. Ph 5491 8931. Little Mountain. FRIDGE Kelvinator 300 no frost & Lemair freezer 180 upright reduced. $350. Ph 0408 064 438. Golden Beach. FRIDGE Samsung 2 door VGC $500. Ph 5476 8519. Buderim.

were not coming forward. The long-serving Committee members and tutors needed to take a break for age and/or personal reasons and without a new committee the group ‘called it a day’ in February. The nearest branch now will be in Brisbane. See

Caloundra Family History Research ON Saturday the 25th May, the group will host an interesting day, commencing at 9.30am in the Guide Hut, Arthur Street, Caloundra. History Queensland will conduct its AGM, as well as a General Meeting with reports, and the day will also include two local and knowledgeable speakers doing presentations on our local history. Ms Julanne Neal, Historian and Heritage Librarian, the Coordinator with the SCRC Libraries. Ms Chrissy

P.O. Box 1062, Tewantin, Qld. 4565 Fax: (07)5474 4975 Email:

Fletcher, Author, Historian and Researcher. Members and visitors are welcome to attend and further information is available from Valerie on 5437 3879, June on 5493 2679, or Roz on 5493 1197. The group has an email address at Full details on the group’s calendar of events, resources, “Caloundra Clipper” journal, activities, and even a map to locate us, is available on our website at

GOLF clubs left hand set, 10 irons, 3 woods, putter, bag and buggy GC. $150 ono. Lowest offer not necessarily accepted. Ph 5437 6902. Wurtulla. KITCHEN table cloth, white damask, 131 x 180cm, 2nd smaller cloth, white with olive panel around perimeter. Each $5. Ph 5492 2902. Golden Beach. LADDER Baxter extension $350 ono. Ph 5495 2842 or 0414 544 642. Caboolture. LP’S Two records Tusca with Maria Callas, PC. $15 ono. Ph. 5492 2902 Golden Beach. MOBILE phone, Nokia C5, brand new, in box. $95. Ph 5474 3291/0412 823 217. Noosaville. MONTVILLE Mist Spring Water pottery dispenser for their containers of water. VGC. Cost $33, sell for $18. Ph 5494 3376. Maleny. PICNIC camping table seat 4 folding up into suitcase size $60 ono. Ph 0414 544 642 or 5495 2842. RECLINER large, brown suede fabric, very clean, exc. cond. $150 ono. Ph 5474 3971. Tewantin. SANYO 5.1 CH DVD Home Theatre System RRP $200 sell for $100, new. Ph 5492 3189. Caloundra. STAMPS Australian Antartic Territory V.F.U. One of each from 3/1957 to taday $200. Ph 07 5491 3266 Caloundra. WALKER brand new, easy to push just $88. GC Ph. 07 5534 1946. Currumbin. WALL-HANGER Surfboards, variety available for beach house/unit decor. Prices vary. Ph 0403 465 083. Coolum. WHEELIE walker adjustable, seat, bag, handbrakes. Good cond. $50. Ph 5477 7670. Mooloolaba.

FREE For Sale Classifieds Only ONE FREE FOR SALE classified allowed per person per month. No other sorts of Classifieds, ie: Wanted adverts will be accepted. The publisher reserves the right to decline, edit and reduce the number of classifieds appearing due to space available in the newspaper. Due to these space constraints sometimes not all adverts will appear in the one month, but will be placed in the following month. You can write up to 20 words per advert, but make sure that your contact phone number, and the selling price are clearly stated. Items for sale must not exceed $500. Please submit FREE classifieds only by post, fax or email to our office by 17th of each month. (No adverts will be accepted over the telephone.) Wanted items are no longer accepted.

Conditions apply: Free For Sale classifieds are for private party advertising only. No business adverts accepted. Please print the first word of your classified in CAPITALS, and the rest of the advert should be in lower case. All adverts must be accompanied by the name, address and phone number of the person placing the advertising. POST your adverts to: ‘SC Free 4 Sale,’ SC Seniors Newspaper, P O Box 1062, Tewantin Q. 4565. FAX adverts to: 5474 4975 EMAIL: (All emailed adverts must be in lower case, except for the first word, which should be in capitals.)

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“Merry Month of May” Dance

COME to the Sunshine Coast Concert Band’s Dance at 7.30pm on Saturday 11th May at the Kawana Community Centre, Nanyima Street, Buddina. Whether you want to just listen to the toe-tapping sound of the big band or dance the night away, why not organise some friends to join you for a rollicking good night. Music Director Ken Chadwick always provides excellent tunes for Quick Steps, Foxtrots, Waltzes, Evening 3 step, Pride of Erin, Progressive Barn

Dance and of course, Rock n Roll. Singers are Alan Winter, Bev Gourlay, Aart Schouten, and Rosie Camilleri . Bookings are essential, so please book with Helen on 5477 1037 or email Cost is $15 per person, and tables can seat up to 12 people. There will be a spectacular dance item at interval time, and tea, coffee and water are available during the night. BYO drinks, fancy glasses, nibbles and your friends.


Appeal for Volunteers If you are a Justice of the Peace (Qual) or Commissioner of Affidavits we would like you to come forward to assist in the roster of JPs in and around the Nambour area. Please contact Innis Abood on 5446 8808 or AH. 5446 7501 or Mobile 0434 301 111.

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ACROSS 1 Dull-witted people’s unfeeling headpieces 6 Everyone, for example, before reporter declared without proof 9 Don’t waste any part of this crimplene material 10 Strong line about to keep half-open 12 Central command for those who follow openers (6,5) 14 Religious symbol I study 17 Sudden rushes of single eggs 19 Is in charge of Board Members lacking alternative 20 Enlarges in discourse when banished people lose right DOWN 1 Run is made to get children’s attendant

2 Space returning to open wasteland 3 Australian dog that is not used in seaweed 4 Unpleasant look from Galilee ruins 5 Favourites backed for pace 6 Casual walk left in shambles 7 Supernatural entity with a pointed stick 8 Makes dejected irons of the French

first 11 Spurious spongy soil before us 13 A way into backward old land measure 15 Solicited a part to mention in support of case 16 Incoming one appearing with tide 17 Don’t alter print in haste, they say 18 Starting great race is taking determination

Facts and oddities of the English language Dermatoglyphics, misconjugatedly and uncopy rightable, each 15 letters long, are the longest words in which no letter appears more than once.

Verdi’s Requiem on the Sunshine Coast WITH a chorus of over 100 voices and an orchestra of over 50 musicians, Noosa Chorale, the Sunshine Coast Choral Society and 4 excellent soloists, will bring Sunshine Coast audiences the wonderfully dramatic and beautiful experience of Verdi’s magnificent Requiem in June this year. Verdi’s Requiem is powerful and dramatic in parts and serene and beautiful in others. It is Verdi at his absolute best. Verdi wrote this requiem near the end of his life and brought to it all the passion and skills of a life time of creating dramatic operas. The Requiem has special memories for Noosa Chorale members, who first performed it in 2001 to celebrate the centenary of Verdi’s death in 1901. The Chorale performed it again in 2006 in the Bicentennial Hall and at St John’s Cathedral in Brisbane. Critic, Dick Tombs wrote, ‘Noosa Chorale has executed an extraordinary triumph of the human spirit with a two-performance tour de voce of Verdi’s Requiem.’ In 2013, the Sunshine Coast Choral Society and Noosa Chorale are joining choirs around the world in celebrating the bicentenary of Verdi’s birth.

Outstanding popular tenor, Andrew Pryor, will be joined by three other professional soloists - Liza Beamish, soprano; Jade Moffat, mezzo soprano and Shaun Brown, bass baritone. The conductor will be Adrian King who time after time has demonstrated his ability to get superb performances from the orchestra and singers. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear this moving and exciting work performed live on the Sunshine Coast to great effect by a large choir and orchestra Performances are at

3.00pm on 9 June in the Bicentennial Hall, Sunshine Beach and at 3.00pm on 16 June at Lake Kawana Community Centre, Bokarina. Prices - $38, Conc $35, $15 school student. There is group booking rate of $33 for 10+. Bookings: 5444 3899, credit card sales Tickets can also be purchased at River Read, Thomas Street, Noosaville; Written Dimension Bookshop, Noosa Junction; Annie’s Books, Peregian; Possums Books and Coffee, Cooroy; Northwind Apartments, Mooloolaba.

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ON a visit to the markets or grocery store at this time of year you are likely to see chestnuts for sale. The question is: do you know what to do with chestnuts once you buy them? ‘Chestnuts Australia Inc’ in Myrtleford, Victoria has a comprehensive website that not only answers many questions about chestnuts but explains how to pre-

Hovey Family to Celebrate 150 years of being Australian THE descendants of Carl & Cathrina Hovey who arrived in Moreton Bay on 5 September 1863 will commemorate the occasion with a family reunion and celebration on Sunday 8 September at the Samford Community Hall School Road, Samford. Carl & Cathrina left their home in Schleswig Holstein, Germany on 26 May 1863 on The Beausite to begin a nonstop voyage to Moreton Bay, Brisbane, Queensland with their 7 children aged from 3 years to 20 years old. There were only 2 boys amongst the 7

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pare and cook this tasty food. Lots of appetizing recipes, from soups to stir-fries to desserts, can also be found on the site: http:// To get you started, here are some easy tips for ‘first time chestnut tasters’, courtesy of the Sydney Markets: Chestnuts have two skins. One is the hard outer shiny brown shell and the other is the inner thin skin known as the pellicle. Once cooked, the creamy-white flesh is similar in texture to a roast potato with a delicate, sweet, nutty flavour. The firmer chestnuts feel, the fresher they will be. Look for even-sized nuts which feel heavy for their size, with undamaged, firm shells. To avoid chestnuts drying out, store in an airtight container, paper bag, perforated plastic bag or a specially marked ‘chestnut storage bag’ (where available) in the crisper compartment of the refrigerator. Chestnuts are best if consumed within three weeks of purchase. One kilogram of chestnuts yields approximately 700g of shelled chestnuts. Before cooking, the most important step is to cut the shell to prevent the nut exploding while cooking. Some people cut a slit across the face of the nut; others cut a cross into the flat-end.

children otherwise there would be many more Hovey descendants in Australia. There will be many 5th, 6th, 7th and possibly 8th generation Australians descended from this couple who will be in attendance on the day to take part in a range of activities to celebrate the Sesquicentennial. If you are related to this couple you should come to this celebration and seek further information. Please contact Event Organiser Peter Hovey on 0409 848 115 or email

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