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APRIL 2014 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday 1 Aquarobics 9-10am at Caravan park

Wednesday 2 9-12 Indoor Bowls

Thursday 3 8-3pm Community Bus shopping 9am Cards

1pm Thai Chi at Hall

9.30-11.30am Playgroup

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7.30 am St Anthony’s Church

9am - Line dancing 9 am - Cards 1pm Thai Chi at Hall

Aquarobics 9-10am at Caravan park

9-12 Indoor Bowls

6.30pm Beaches Church

7pm - AA Meeting

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7.30 am St Anthony’s Church

9am - Line dancing

Aquarobics 9-10am at Caravan park

9 am - Cards 1pm Thai Chi at Hall 7pm - AA Meeting

Lions Club 7pm at the Hall

9-12 Craft Group

9am to 1pm Paluma Markets

School Holiday program: water Fun Community hall 10-2

16 9-12 Indoor Bowls 9-12 Craft Group 1pm Thai Chi at Hall 9.30 Sue Blom at RTC

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9am - Line dancing

9-12 Indoor Bowls

9 am - Cards

Aquarobics 9-10am at Caravan park

1pm Thai Chi at Hall

Lions Club 7pm at the Hall

9-12 Craft Group 1pm Thai Chi at Hall

7pm - AA Meeting

Zumba Gold 9am

10 8-3pm Community Bus Shopping 9am Cards 9.30-11.30am Playgroup

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17 8-3pm Community Bus shopping Visiting Vet Margaret 9-12 Hall 9am Cards 9.30-11.30am Playgroup 7pm at HQ SES TRAINING

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Zumba Gold 9am

Balgal Beach Markets Fisherman’s Landing From 8 am to 1pm

24 8 to 3pm Community Bus shopping 9am Cards 9.30-11.30am Playgroup

25 ANZAC DAY 5.40 am Dawn Service Flyover 6.05 am 9.45am march 10am Service After ...Golf Club two up

Zumba Gold 9am Aquarobics 9-10am at Caravan park

7pm at HQ SES TRAINING

Aquarobics 9-10am at Caravan park

Fishermans Landing Fishing & Social Club BBQ 6pm

6.30pm Beaches Church

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Balgal Beach Markets Fisherman’s Landing From 8 am to 1pm

12 BINGO 1.30

1pm Thai Chi at Hall

MOBILE LIBRARY

20 7.30 am St Anthony’s Church 8am at HQ SES TRAINING

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Aquarobics 9-10am at Caravan park

MOBILE LIBRARY

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4 11am-1pm Computer literacy with TCC

Saturday

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28 29 30 9am - Line dancing 9-12 Indoor 9 am - Cards Aquarobics Bowls 1pm Thai Chi at 9-10am 9-12 Craft Hall at Caravan park Group 7pm - AA 1pm Thai Chi at Meeting Free official newsletter of Rollingstone Hall and District Community Association Incorporated. MOBILE LIBRARY

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Community Noticeboard Don’t forget to send us your contributions for this page. Any news or items of interest are most welcome. Email your ideas, put them in the drop box at the back of the hall or leave them with Chris. For those that look forward to the eloquent writing of Goughy and Coppers Log each month we have another literary giant looming to compete!! As editor I get to read everything from cover to cover and I look forward to Goughy as you all do...check out Ningers prose on Fishermans Landing Fishing and Social Club page 19 worth the read folks! ( Please note I am not affiliated with any clubs or trying to curry favour with the police so I have no bias ...Editor

Anzac Day 25th April ... Gunfire Brekky from 5.40am Flyover 6.05 am March 9.45 am & Service 10am For more information please refer to page 15 Rainforest Inn Paluma NOW OPEN Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Mondays from 11am to 3pm

PALUMA A coming event is the Easter Market, to be held on Sunday, 20th April between 9.00 am and 1.00 pm. There will be the popular home-made cakes and preserves plus handcrafts, books and plants and other items. Come along, browse among the stalls and enjoy a sausage sizzle snack. Anyone wishing to have a market stall, please contact Lynn (4773 7675) or Colwyn (4770 8559)

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HELP THE LIONS CLUB As you have paid your rates recently if you are not going to use your tip vouchers the LIONS Club would be very appreciative!!. Please drop them into the Centre if spare

Knitters needed to make squares for Cambodian Schools Project IF YOU CAN KNIT A FEW SQUARES OR DONATE any 8 ply WOOL . These are used to make blankets Call Kaz on 0431 812 263 for more information

COURTESY BUS Steve and Vonnie have organised the bus, with support from LIONS and Rollingstone RSL The SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM will be the “Last chance for Summer Fun” with water games, water obstacle course, an Inflatable Water surf and slide with foamy fun from a foam maker, challenge your friends with Big splash – hit the target and your friends cop a bucket of water –We are asking for $2.00 entry or $5.00 for a family group. This activity is open to Mums, Dads and kids. A sausage in bread with/out onions will be available for lunch at $2.00 a sausage and drinks on sale. BEAT THE HOLIDAY BLUES WITH A GOOD SOAKING!!!

The bus will run Tuesday and Friday nights to and from the GOLF CLUB. Many people have said they can’t drive at night, or like to have a drink but don’t wish to lose their license. So please use this service so it can continue !!!

CALL 47707355 to organise the bus

ROLLINGSTONE RAG is now ONLINE

School Holidays MONDAY 7th APRIL to TUESDAY 22nd April

If you would like to receive a copy via email please let us know by sending a request for email version of the Rollingstone Rag to rollingstonerag@bigpond.com

For online up to date information on what's happening in the Community ......

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NOTES FROM THE R.T.C. The year is well underway; April will see School Holidays, Easter and Anzac Day, relax, celebrate and commemorate.

The Rollingstone Community Bus leaves for Townsville every Thursday $15 return centre-tocentre or $20 return door-to-door. Call 47707855 to book as seats are limited. Thank you to everyone who so generously gave their time and to assist with RaDCA’s Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings North Shore Saturday 22 March. There are too many of you to name; you know who you are - Thank you; Thank you; Thank you. It was a good day, but profits were down on last year’s effort. Many laughs were shared and I received wonderful feedback from one customer who said she heard our laughter from across the carpark and had to check out the cheerful bunch. Check out the activities and clubs available in the local area in the Diary on the second last page. Lodge your end of year dates at the RTC to avoid the disappointment of missing out on that important date. Available at the RTC Centrelink - report your earnings via phone or Internet (why waste phone credit when a landline is available). Scan, fax or email important documents - we can scan A3 and A4 in colour, to your email, USB or disk.

Employment Assistance - research and apply for work, assistance with resume and CV building. Photocopy both in black/white and colour A4 and A3.

Information, advice and referrals. Further enquiries can be made to services for both our learning. Laminating – Protect important documents by having them laminated.

Tai Chi is growing in numbers at the Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1pm. No age or experience limits - $5 per session. The “Rollingstone Rag” is a free community information service produced by Rollingstone & District Community Association, delivered to all full time residents of Rollingstone and the District by our local postie. While all efforts are made to deliver the “Rag” to everyone it is physically and logistically impossible to deliver all copies of the “Rag” in one day. We are asking for your patience, if you have not received the “Rag” within the first 7 days of the month call 47707855 to let us know. Food for thought “you will always catch more bees with honey than you will with vinegar”. Thank you to young Daniel who generously donated his board mounted train set to RaDCA for the enjoyment of other young people and the Playgroup. Local handmade Greeting Cards are available for sale for $4ea at the RTC. To those generous persons who top-dressed the path by washing your vehicle out front of the Op Shop earlier in the Month - Thank you, obviously you had no use for the sticky mud at your home, donating it to the Community Centre while using our water and leaving our hose uncurled on the grass. I can just imagine the hullabaloo if it was your grandmother who slipped in the mud on Monday morning. Let us hope this will not happen again. Roy Mackay who compiled a list of the Birds of the local district has now compiled a comprehensive list of Mammals of Rollingstone to compliment the Bird list. Both lists are available at the RTC. A collection point has been set up in the Community Hall to donate to the “Buy a Bale” (of hay) for our struggling farmers out west. The collection tin will also be on display during the Lions’ Club House opening with all donations being handed over to the Lions for distribution through their contacts. ***To add to Sue’s Community Shorts: Those of you who know Phil Priday will be pleased to know he's hopefully had his fourth and final operation to right the wrong his hiatus hernia has been causing. Wife, Irene, tells us that he's doing quite well and they're hoping for a really good outcome this time round. Way to go, Phil, from us all in Rollingstone……………………...Cheers Chris

Sunny Days Carer's Support Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 1.30pm at the RTC. The group gives carers the chance to meet other carers, talk, listen, support others and be supported Phone: 07 4773 5808 P4


BALGAL BEACH MARKETS 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month From 8 am Held in the Park near Fishermans Landing proudly presented by the Fishermans Landing Fishing Club

APRIL 2nd, 16th, 30th If you are interested in having a stall phone john 0427 078934

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Joke of the week: The sixth grade science teacher, Ms Park, asks her class, ''Which human body part increases to 10 times its size when stimulated?'' There is silence, until a very angry young Marilyn stands and says, ''You should not be asking sixth-graders a question like that! I'm going to tell my parents, and they will tell the principal, who will then fire you!'' Ignoring her, Ms Parks asks again, prompting Miss Marilyn to say to those around her, ''Boy, is she going to get in big TROUBLE!'' but still no one has an answer. For a third time Ms Park asks, as Miss Marilyn glares back, but this time wee Jerry stands up, looks around nervously, and offers, ''The body part that increases 10 times its size when stimulated is the pupil of the eye.'' ''Very good, Jerry,'' Ms Park beams, ''that is correct.” She then turns to Marilyn and continues: ''As for you, young lady, I have three things to say: One, you have a dirty mind. Two, you didn't do your homework. And three, one day you are going to be very, very disappointed.''  We’ve heard Gladys Pace hasn’t really been on top of things lately, so we send her our heartfelt wishes for a return to good health. Anyone else experiencing indisposition, we wish you “good health ” in quick-smart time.  Re “The RAG”: Recently there’ve been many complaints about non-receipt of our (10) monthly newsletter. We know for a fact that this item is delivered religiously by our postal service, March through to December. It is produced free-of-charge by volunteers for the local community, delivered free-of-charge, and costs the individual residence nothing. It is a privilege to receive it, not a right. It costs the Community Association a considerable (read “large”) amount to produce, as our only income for it is via the advertisers; and our local postmaster delivers it for no cost. If you do not have a local postal delivery either to your letter box or a post box, it isn’t delivered to that address. If you are able and as concerned as it appears many are, we’d appreciate your volunteering to help get this precious little publication out each month. In retrospect, we thank you for your understanding.  Last month, the Community Association had a special Management Committee meeting to deal with some of the more weighty matters confronting us. It was a really worthwhile meeting and from it came these outcomes:  BMX Track: We’ve decided to scrap this project. Too much asked of us by Council; too much infrastructure required; lack of money and expertise; just not viable – or sensible on our part to go ahead.  Solar Panels: We visited this years ago and were steered away, but things have changed so we decided to visit it again. However, it’s not a viable alternative for our situation and after further professional advice, we were steered away yet again. Perhaps for another Committee a few more years down the track; but Government rebates will be completely negated by then, so maybe not, who knows?  (Mystery) Theatre Restaurant: Great concept and we’re looking forward to it becoming a reality. Date yet to be decided, but all will be released in the RAG when everything comes together and Angie, Chris and Lions have all arrangements in place.  Council: OMG – and what they want of us! However, after much hard work by Chris, it’s all now in hand and moving towards a cessation. Most areas of planning will be finalised by now, but we’re still waiting on work to be completed on the Railway Station Building.  Planning: Our next building project will be a Garaport. It will have a 2 bay storage area and 2 x vehicle parking bays for the big ride-on mower and the bus. Into the storage area will go our hire equipment and hopefully, Carole’s and Hut’s pink golf cart. (Thanks, you two wonderful people!). And, if we can wrest a little bit of land back from the proposed Firies’ building, we’ll extend our car park. Well, Council will do the job if we can convince them that we need more parking area, which we do. But before all that, we’ll be getting rid of the Container. Council really don’t want it there. Anyone in the market for a container in good condition? If so, contact Chris and we’ll negotiate a price.  Bus: Public acknowledgement of John Holliday and other Lions who worked on the appearance of our Bus with a wash and polish, and the filling-in of the stone chips and wear marks in the paint work. The advertising signage has been done and looks absolutely superb. Also publicly, we must thank the RSL for funding this signage – it is so gratefully received and acknowledged that without their contribution, it may not have become a reality.  Generator: We’re looking into prices for a substantial gen set for installation at the Centre. We’ve made allowances for its becoming part of our life in the future, so as part of our vision, we’re needing to include it in our planning.  Security: Due to abuse of our equipment by person(s) unknown who access our machinery shed and help themselves, we’ve now added further locking devices to our big shed and (hopefully) secured the roller door to help curtail this activity. Community members requiring access now need to go through Chris or myself to gain entry. Sad but true!! And we’re also looking to install security cameras to help with this problem. Honestly, I never thought I’d see the day, but there you have it.  Centre Manager: Chris, wonderful woman that she is, is RaDCA’s Centre Manager, which means she looks after everything to do with the Centre per se. She is also there to assist with the provision of health, welfare, community and office services for the community at large. She is not there as the admin person for any group that feels the need to drop their jobs into her/our lap. That was never the reason we fought long and hard to create this position of employment. Neither is she there as a reception desk for the dropping-off and despatch of items for local groups. They all have their own committees and are requested to be responsible for themselves. She is an extremely busy lady and really doesn’t have time to be doing work unrelated to her position. Thank you for your understanding, A little cooking tip.............to successfully make Good Old Pork Crackling every time: Before cooking, generously massage the skin of the piece of pork with olive oil and salt - clean hands of course! And, don't forget - always, always cook on a rack. There's a huge difference between living and just being alive! We’re here on earth to do good unto others. What others are here for, I have no idea. (W.H. Auden) Live well, love much, laugh often....................... “Sancho Panza” P6


Andrew Cripps MP Ph: 07 4776 1428 Member for Hinchinbrook Ingham Qld 4850 Fax:07 4776 3503 PROGRESS DESPITE REAL CHALLENGES The Newman Government has had to make a number of hard decisions to clean up the mess left behind by Labor. The challenge is huge, with the LNP inheriting Labor’s $80 billion debt, along with a current interest bill of more than $450,000 an hour, every hour. If you are shocked by the size of the debt, you should be. Labor’s wasteful spending took us into unchartered territory as far as the state’s finances are concerned and this legacy hangs over Queensland’s future like a dark cloud, if something isn’t done. The Newman Government is getting on with the job and is making changes that I believe are making a difference. For example, there are now more people in the Hinchinbrook electorate being placed in permanent accommodation than under Labor. Figures released by the Department of Housing reveal the housing waiting list for the Hinchinbrook electorate had dropped from 84 in March 2012, to 55 in January this year. Across Queensland, the waiting list is down from more than 30,000 to less than 20,000. The LNP promised to revitalise frontline services and provide more housing for Queenslanders in need and these figures show we are delivering on our commitment. It’s good news for the local community and families who have been struggling for some time. Some of the decisions the Newman Government has been and will be required to make to reduce Queensland’s debt burden may be unpopular, but we are committed to cutting red tape, growing a four pillar economy and rebuilding a great state with great opportunity.

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Rollingstone and District Lions Club Inc G’day Rollingstone! Since our last newsletter we at the Rollingstone Lions have been very busy finishing off our Den construction. Our activities so far have been as follows:

March 8th we ran the car parking at Brothers Club for the Cowboys Rugby League Match ( Go Cowboys!)

March 15th Rollingstone Lions hosted the Zone 4 Youth of the year finals where we had 3 girls and 1 boy as finalists at the same venue.

We also ran the Zone 4 meeting hosted by Rollingstone and chaired by Pat Lynch from Ingham. All up over 50 people were in attendance.

March 23rd We catered for the entrants ( breakfast & lunch) of the annual Black Dog Ride from Riverway.

March 25th saw a dinner meeting at the Hall where the final plans were made for THE DEN opening

March 29th The big day of the Den opening and look out for the next edition of the Rollingstone Rag where there will be a report on everything and lots of photos!!!!..........Michael Rule ..Lions President

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Gidday Rollingstone About last month’s Coppers Log… “Yeah it was OK but it’s pretty light weight stuff.” “You should talk more about what happened with police work. Tell them what goes on.” “It doesn’t sound like you have much to do – just stories.” “Sounds like you don’t take it too seriously.” Fair enough… A young bloke slips off a ledge trying to jump into a water hole at Little Crystal Creek – slaps his head on a big rock on the way down and floats just under the water for nearly a minute before being dragged out by his mates (who literally saved his life). His mates and emergency services personnel carried him through the scrub to the bridge where he was air lifted by the rescue helicopter – should be dead – isn’t… but should be. *** A vehicle rolls over on the Bruce Hwy whilst being towed, crushes the front half of the cabin where the driver and passenger are sitting and totals the car – both should be dead – aren’t – but should be. *** Two campers having a weekend away, about to get engaged, with everything to live for – she wakes up in the morning to find that he has taken his own life – no note, no reason, no explanation or lead up, no illness (psychiatric or physical) – just tears and pain and questions… hundreds of questions… and more tears. *** Four men driving from Cairns to Townsville at around midnight – all fall asleep – slam into a large (almost stationary) truck doing line marking. The driver tragically dies at the scene (from massive internal injuries) in the arms of one of the witnesses who was trying to help him breathe - the front passenger is trapped in the vehicle along with one bloke in the back seat, while the other back seat passenger is thrown completely out of the car by the force of the impact. All passengers suffer severe abdominal injuries, fractures, lacerations and one of them has both lungs collapsed – all four should be dead – three have survived. *** A Mum and Dad suffer the greatest loss that any parent could ever imagine and make a decision that no mother or father should ever have to make. Through the enormous pain and grief, they find the strength and dignity to say goodbye to their son and lay him to rest. That’s been my few weeks in Rollingstone, since the last Rag. That, along with the neighbourhood disputes; the barking dogs; the cattle on the road; the kids on the low bridge; the rope hanging from the Highway bridge; the campers leaving their mess in the camping grounds; the drunken domestics and the cowards who want to punch their girlfriends; the parties that get too drunk and too loud; the kids that wander the streets making the residents feel uneasy; the cars that are stolen or broken into and the ones that get burnt out and destroyed by fire then dumped in the national parks; the speeding tickets and the RBTs; the police impersonator running around with a plastic hand gun; the fools who think that the rules don’t apply to them because they’re “someone special in the community”; the childish and cowardly comments on social media (like Facebook and Twitter) by grown adults who should know better; and the disgraceful, cowardly conduct of some people when things don’t turn out the way they’d hoped … doing things that no animal would do – and then holding their heads high as if it was their “right” to act that way. Some of it takes more time than other bits – it’s important to the people involved and it’s all important to us – all of it – no matter how big or small. I just wish we could fix it, but I’m enough of a realist to know that we can’t. As for us - it’d be great if it all happened during business hours or came packaged up so we could have everything dealt with within about 45 minutes – just like on TV – but it doesn’t. And it’d be great if the result was always “up-beat” and positive with a cool moral to the story or the promise of a sequel that everyone looks forward to… but I could count those times on one hand. It’s not being negative – it’s being honest. That’s been my few weeks… and that’s what you pay us for. No complaints from me… but no stories to hide behind this time… no jokes to lighten the mood. Stay safe Goughy P9


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Balgal Beach Boating & Leisure Club News G’day All! Our March BBQ was well attended with forty two members having a great time. We ate well thanks again to our wonderful cooks and preparation people. WELL DONE EVERYONE! Joan distributed our twelve month program so we can all plan accordingly. We welcomed another two new members: Elizabeth Clements and Jan Fennell.... they were made very welcome and joined in all our activities for the night. GOOD TO HAVE YOU BOTH ON BOARD. We played team quoits with eight teams taking part. Team one were the winners and took home the gold prizes. Our Lound’s Fresh Seafood raffles were won by Sue Von Wald and Geoff Ivett. Two very lucky members as LOUNDSY has the best seafood in Townsville. ENJOY. REMINDER... Our Lucinda weekend away is the 10. 11. 12th of October. So book your accommodation at Wanderers Holiday Village 4777-8213. If you want to come aboard ROSIE for the weekend phone Skipper Ken to book on 4770-7276. We always have a beaut time. Fishing Friday arvo, BBQ at Wanderers Friday night, fishing Hinchinbrook Saturday and back in time for the Smorgasbord dinner at the Lucinda Pub. TOP FOOD. Return home exhausted Sunday. FISH OF THE MONTH David White won the fish of the month prize with the first barramundi of the season caught on the opening day from the beach. It was measured at 75cm. Great fish Dave! AN INVITATION … Join us at our Monthly BBQs (usually) held at the Rollingstone Community Hall held on the 1st Sunday of each month where you will meet new people and catch up with old friends. $10 a head for non-members (kids 12 years and under are free when accompanied by an adult). BYO drinks. NEXT BBQs: Sunday 6th April 2014 at the Community Hall (5pm start). Sunday 4th May 2014 at the Community Hall (5pm start). Please support our valued Sponsors: Lound’s Fresh Seafood, Pro Tackle and Motor Marine. Check the web site bbbalc.com and “Find us on FACEBOOK” for all the latest news and photos!

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Simply this is Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with others that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for Alcoholics Anonymous membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for Alcoholics Anonymous membership. We are self supporting through our own contributions. Alcoholics Anonymous is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution, does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses or opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. If you or someone you know have a problem with alcohol, please contact Alcoholics Anonymous on 4771 5411 or come to a meeting Monday nights 7pm at Rollingstone Rural Transaction Centre. Phone: 4771 5411

Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.

S’MORES (These are an American classic and everyone’s favourite childhood treat. I’ve converted it into “Oz speak” for our delectation.) 16 digestive biscuits (Shredded Wheatmeal will do the job) 100g packet mini marshmallows (pink & white) 150g block milk chocolate, cut into small pieces Method: Cut eight 15cm foil squares. Sit a wheatmeal biscuit on each square, top with some marshmallows, then some chocolate and another digestive biscuit.

Wrap in foil and place in the embers of a fire (get an adult to help), or in the oven (preheated to 180°C). Bake for 5-6 minutes or until heated through. Can also be microwaved on high for 20 seconds. I was allergic to alcohol....when I drink it I wake up in spots I don't know which spot I am going to wake up next...Darwin Brisbane or Oodnadatta The Magnificent Obsession Sobriety is the most important thing in your life without exception. You may believe that your job or your home life or some other thing comes first, but consider if you do not get sober and stay sober , the chances are you wont have a job, a family, sanity or even life. If you are convinced that everything in life depends on your sobriety you have just so much more chance of getting sober and staying sober. If you put other things first you are only hurting your chances. P 12


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HEADACHES SIMPLE STRATEGIES FOR THE PAIN Headache pain is another way, the body is signalling to you that something is wrong. Headaches can be caused by many factors; It is important to remember if headaches are persistent and not relieved seek medical attention as they can be a warning for such things as Cerebral vascular accident = Stroke, or something else just as serious. Don’t ignore the signs of sudden onset of blurred vision, vertigo, unsteady gait, poor and deteriorating cognitive thinking etc. Acupuncture is also effective at relieving headaches; a frontal headache indicates a problem in the stomach or digestive area. A temporal or headache along the sides of the head is often caused by anger frustration and stress, a headache at the vertex can caused by Anaemia overworked liver due to toxins. These causes are related back to the energy meridians which flow through these areas. Distal points at the other end of the body i.e. hands and feet will release the blockage bring fresh blood flow to the area. For more information on how I can help you with headaches contact me Lynette Dennis ( Acuwellbeing advertisement)

Welcome to Cheersport NQ!!!! We look forward to cheering with you this year. Below you will find information to get you started in 2013 CONTACT PERSONS General enquiries:

Please contact:

Christy 0478 790 134

Team Coaches:

Mini All Stars:

Michelle

Top Guns:

Michelle

SESSIONS TIMES & VENUE

Pace Park

Rollingstone Community Centre

Mini All Stars Tuesday 3.30-4.15pm

3-5 years

Pace Park

Rollingstone Community Centre

Top Guns Tuesday 3.30-5.00pm

Primary age

Pace Park

Rollingstone Community Centre

Cheer Elite Coming Soon

High School age

Pace Park

Rollingstone Community Centre

ENROLEMENT FORMS Please fill out and return to the 2014 Cheersport NQ Enrolment form to you first class ANNUAL JOINING FEE $20 per child OR $30 per family – can be paid off see Reception SCHOOL & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS YES, we do train on School and Public Holidays, unless otherwise notified. GET STARTED VOUCHERS Get Started Vouchers are accepted as payment if you are eligible – please see Christy. P 13


The house of “OP”

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Margie returns to us and we have missed her!!! Dianne leaves us again as she is off to Spain...see her again in August! Looking forward to a really busy season with the return of the NOMADS Make sure you come and check out what’s on offer this month and don't forget it changes quickly from week to week so the bargains are always coming!! CLOTHING all $2 in a wide range of sizes and for all occasions. Angie is working Mondays and Thursdays now !


R.S.L. NEWS ANZAC DAY- our biggest day for the year! Friday, 25th April, and so far things seem to be coming together well. Community support through Lions, RADCA, the Police, Pace Farms, SES and the Rural Fire Brigade, plus Mutarnee and Rollingstone State Schools has been confirmed. Thank you! From further afield, support from the Townsville City Council, Pauls Milk, the Army, the Flyover Group and Qld Ambulance, will hopefully make it a very meaningful and safe day. All we need is YOU! Gunfire breakfast from 5am, for the stalwarts. Form up for the Dawn Service will be at 5:40am sharp; service commencing at 5:45am. We have been very lucky with the weather on most occasions. I know we all find it very moving as the sun comes up and the waves lap onto the beach with the sound of the bugler playing the Last Post and Rouse. The Flyover will be at 6:05am, or very close to that time. Following the Service, a yummy breakfast is catered for by the LIONS in the park area. Tea, coffee and juice are available, and Jim will be there with Steve and Tony for soft drinks or something a little heavier to be consumed in the designated area. For those who do not wish to go home prior to the March, the Mystic Sands Golf and Recreation Club will be open from 8am. Those who have travelled from further afield are most welcome to spend the interval there and Steve and Vonnie will be happy to serve you. At 9:30am we form up about half-way along the Esplanade for the March. This commences at 9:45am to coincide with the start of the Service at 10am at the Rollingstone RSL Memorial, Balgal Beach. All groups and individuals are welcome to march. Following the service, all are invited to the Golf Club again, where we can relax and participate in traditional activities, such as reminiscing, having a drink and a bite to eat, and of course TWO-UP! I don’t think we got around to this game last year, as most of the committee were too tired. However, we have a volunteer this year who would like to ensure the tradition is continued here. No names at this stage, but he is a new member to the golf club and has run Two-Up in the past for many years. So don’t forget to bring a few “shillings” for the raffles and the game. Hope to see you there! Unfortunately we have a couple of members who have not been too well lately. Keith Norton is on the mend and Bill Schofield has had an operation. Bill joined our RSL last year, as he likes to come out here and march with his Three Cav mates, or the “black hats” as they are sometimes known. They march with a banner that has a scorpion on it. Bill won’t be here this year, but hopefully will have recovered for next year, the centenary of Gallipoli. Our members wish them a speedy recovery. Finally, you may have noticed a sign about a Courtesy Bus. Steve and Vonnie are putting on the bus, with support from LIONS and Rollingstone RSL, to run the bus on Tuesday and Friday nights. Many people have said they can’t drive at night, or like to have a drink but don’t wish to lose their license. So please use this service. We have RSL raffles and the Goose Club on Friday night. The jackpot is on the rise. Heading towards $600 at this stage. Remember, if you can’t arrive till 6 or 6:30, you can ring the club and Emma or Vonnie can write your name on the sheet, on some available numbers, and you can pay when you get to the club. Thus you have a chance to win, you can have a relaxing dinner, no dishes, and be driven home when you are ready! Way to go! Cheers, Rhonda C. P 15


MYSTIC SANDS BOWLS CLUB Barefoot bowls is up and running every Sunday morning , much to the delight of up to sixteen fun loving individuals , who are thoroughly enjoying this `very' social competition . The majority of participants are experiencing bowls for the first time ,which is exactly what we were aiming for , and can enjoy our great game without any pressure to perform. Having said that , a couple of potential stars have emerged with one ( namely Graeme Starkie ) already joining the club . Welcome Graeme and we hope you are only the first of many new members to come from this group. All members of the community are welcome to attend with the only proviso being you must be present by 9.30am at the latest . Cost is $7 with $2 going into a prize pool and distributed to a lucky few ( which currently is being called the Ashley Foster benefit fund ). Juniors are also welcome as long as they are over 10 years old and accompanied by a parent. Cost is $4. It was great to see Tim Blake join us last Sunday morning and re-join our club. Tim is the current Development Officer Nth Qld for Bowls Qld. and is kept very busy visiting every club in this large region. Welcome back mate. A number of our men have been playing in the Ingham inter club competition over the last few weeks and while this has a detrimental effect on our clubs Saturday attendance , it has been giving our guys valuable experience for the upcoming Nth Qld pennants in June. There are only two games remaining in the current comp. which will then see a reduction in the number of our players required. The mens singles have been drawn with only four participants having entered. Michael will play Peter with Graeme playing Tim. The winner will hopefully represent the club in the district Champion of Champions later in the year. We have two of our men participating in the upcoming Shave for a Cure for the Leukaemia Foundation which is being held at the Resort around the 17th May. Well done to Tony Bidgood and Graeme Wegert and I hope all bowlers support them in this important initiative. The resort is hoping to raise $3000 from all participants. Having witnessed Tony lose all his locks a couple of years ago , we will have to give the guys name tags for the first couple of weeks as the difference is incredible! As usual , please direct any enquiries to Phil Small on 0418 779 292. Thanks

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We have been successful in negotiations with Radca, Rollingstone Lions and Rollingstone RSL sub-branch for the use of the community bus as a "Courtesy bus" on Friday and Tuesday nights for transport to and from the Golf Club!!! The first trip will leave the golf club at app 5.30 and depending on number of pick ups, the bus will arrive back at approx 6.00pm. Return trips will start at app 8.15 or as numbers require. This service will be on a trial for 3 months and if the demand warrants it will continue. The practice of children under 18 using the pool at the club unfortunately can no longer happen. As the whole of the property is governed by a liquor licence in place, liquor licensing laws require that a person under the age of 18 yrs can not be on licensed premised unles they are supervised by a responsible adult and they are there to play sport or there for a function. Recently there has been unsupervised children who have snuck in to the pool and playing in it without our knowledge and in one case without their parents knowledge; an extremely dangerous practice. The pool gate has been locked and access to it is only available to members by collecting the key from reception. Local liquor licensing officers are aware of this issue and addressing the problem with the management. Saturday lunches are now available from 11am to 2pm..................Keep Smiling.............Vonny

The Great Barrier Reef is the longest reef in the world at over 2010 kilometres. The first telephone exchange opened in Melbourne with less than 45 customers. Before the decision to build the Sydney Harbour Tunnel , the toll to cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge was 20 cents. Australia has an average of three people per square kilometres, making it one of the lowest population in the world. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave. Kalgoorlie in Western Australia embraces the world’s largest political electorates, covering mammoth 2.2 million square kilometres. Many thanks to Yvonne Greer for sending in these and other facts and interesting bits to use in the Rolly rag!! P 17


A big hello to everyone in the community, welcome to 2014 and I hope that you all had a good Christmas & a Happy New Year. The Community Christmas Party was so much fun. To see the look on the kid’s faces when Santa arrived was just magical. Every child received a present & a gift bag filled with heaps of goodies to enjoy. Then it was time for the food, and this was ever so delicious and plentiful. Magnums catering cooked up a scrumptious feed for everyone. All 60 + people who attended the dinner enjoyed this, and I didn’t even hear any kids complain either! Reece & Shane brought one of their Juke Boxes down, so we were able to have a rather large choice of great music till very late into the evening as well. There was even some dancing to be seen!! Well what a wonderful & exciting start Toomulla has had. Australia Day was the best day; with the official opening of the Rouse Harvey Park which Sue Blom had the honour of doing. Thank You Sue & Derek for travelling from Forrest Beach where they were having a well earned family break to do the opening for us. It was so good to see so many residents come down to the park to witness this exciting time for Eddie & Shirley Rouse also Noel Harvey’s sister Joyce and the family. It was a very enjoyable morning talking to everyone, taking lots of photos, and listening to Eddie talk about the history of the park. Talking to the Harvey family was very interesting and it was good that so many of the family come along to the opening. There were plenty of sandwiches, pies and a cold drink for morning tea, which added to a very memorabile morning! After all the excitement with the park naming we headed down to Toomulla Park for sausages, lamb chops and heaps of fun games. Rudi & Peter cooked the food so well that they run out and had to go away and get more for people to enjoy. It was great to see so many people turn up for an afternoon of fun. We had lots of laughs playing cricket with the kids, then the ‘Thong Throwing’ contest followed by a short game of Botchy, and then to sit back and watch people try and outdo each other with the fishing line casting was hilarious!! Did anyone actually cast into the bucket??? There were some terrific prizes given out in all the games. Eddie White won the raffle, 700ml Rum. Dieter won a bottle of wine along with Ray. We had heaps of lucky door prizes to give away, which was very popular. Thanks Dave & Robyn for these wonderful gifts. The kids loved the Treasure hunt & colouring contest as well. One of our Balgal supporters, Ray, won the prize for ‘Best Dressed Adult Aussie’ & Marcus Bell won Best Dressed Aussie Kid. Jeff & Lea were our runner’s up. Congratulations to you all! Thank you to all who supported a most wonderful, magic day. On a more serious note now, I would like to ask for anyone & everyone that would like to write a Letter of Support for a Community Hall to be built in Toomulla, and give to me to attach with the letter that is going off to Council. The more letters the better. This is a very important time, so please consider supporting your community by writing a letter of support for a Community Hall. You can mail it to P.O. Box 7022 Garbutt 4814, email it to schwarzee1959@gmail.com or drop it in the mailbox of 62 Herald Street. Thank you in advance to those who wish to support this project. The very popular “Lucky Numbers is starting again, so if you would like to be involved and have the chance of winning $50 each week running for 10 weeks, all you have to do is pay $10, and choose a lucky number between 1 & 100. Each week we draw a number out every Friday and you will win for yourself $50. We will be knocking on your door this week with the lucky number board to ask if you would like to be involved. You can ring me also – 47707813 to book a number if you wish, or email me. Well that’s it for now, but before I go, to anyone celebrating a Birthday or anniversary in March congratulations, and make sure you enjoy yourself. Remember you only live once! Cheers Rhonda.

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Fisherman’s Landing Fishing & Social Club News Hello and welcome to another article about the antics, skullduggery and goings on within the Club. What about Dickie, he gave the committee away after many, many years to manage the stinger net on the Club’s behalf only to feature on the cover of the very next issue of this wonderful local family publication. What a performer. Thanks Dickie for your continued hard work looking after the net, it is not an easy task as most think. The weather has been a bit of a mixed bag especially for fishing. Reports from our keen anglers have been largely disappointing with meager catches recorded due to the winds and the rainfall. However, the rain at last during February was a blessing and wasn’t it a wonderfully cool period. Sorry anglers, as I write the weather forecasts do not make you want to get too excited. As the saying goes, better days are coming. On a sad note I report that Club President Garry, some other Club members and friends of Ron Condren (Condo) attended the funeral service for Ron’s sister Faith in late February. Our sincere condolences go to Ron and to his family. At the Club monthly BBQ held on 28 February members and guests feasted on steak, fish, sausages and salads followed by dessert. We welcomed new members Budd Young and Madeline Walsh, Richard and Jeanette Pratt, Robert and Kirsty Pratt, Kamal Naiker and Sandy Gilboy, Col and Shirley Cattle. A warm welcome to you and your families and we hope you have a long and happy tenure in your club. As no fish were weighed in during the month no prizes were awarded despite Dickie trying to claim the biggest fish award for the Bow mouth Guitar fish he “caught” in the stinger net. Not within the Club rules Dickie! Members please don’t forget to weigh in your catch at The Landing. It is a simple, fast process. The Ladies at the café will set up the scales, weigh the fish and enter the result in the log. Also ensure you get your photo taken for the brag board. There are very good prizes each month in various categories up for grabs so be in it to win. The back room boys, a sub-committee by another name, are busily beavering away at the details of the Monster Fishing Competition to be held shortly. Hopefully we will be able to give some details next issue. The monthly BBQ on the lower deck at The Landing is held on the last Friday of the month from 6.00pm. Cooking normally commences at 7.00pm. It is not just a BBQ but usually an evening full of fun, hilarity, whoopee and wanton mayhem. Hear children, ladies and a few blokes shriek in delight as Condo again sets his beard aflame whilst attempting to light the BBQ. The smell of singed hair whiffed throughout the deck carried on the gentle night sea breeze. Oh the ambience! That aroma is sure to get your primeval taste buds excited. Witness Dickie the anecdotage one (I’m sure we’ve got tongs in here somewhere folks) rummage through boxes like an excited child on Christmas morning looking for that special gift. Watch Dickie, his sleek trim body, muscles taunt like steel springs creep up the back stairs into the café to appear again seconds later bounding down the stairs, fleet of foot clutching in his big hands with fingers gnarled like twisted tree roots from years of opening and decanting communion wine, his ill gotten booty, a pair of tongs. His graceful and daring escape is accompanied by the hen like cackling and unmentionable abuse from the ladies upstairs. After a very brief silence, spontaneous enthusiastic acclamation breaks out from an adoring crowd. Some young ladies swoon while others shout hurrah for the BBQ may now begin. That task in presenting for your enjoyment tantalizing tasting tidbits goes to our very own master maestros of the BBQ set, The Two Terribly Temperamental Tucker Terrorifiers (The 6Ts). They also present themselves at other gigs as The Balgal Beach Barbie Banger Bashers (The 5Bs). Watch Condo drop his bottom lip, humph and stomp his good foot when some unwitting soul has the temerity and audacity to suggest the bangers need a bit more cooking. Tear your heart out at the gut wrenching sight of Mark with tears rolling down his angelic smooth baby face as he pours the contents of a good stubby of imported beer over the cooking onions. Mark believes that beer was lovingly brewed for his lips alone by a fair maiden in a far away land. Actually Mark it was brewed in another land by a huge hairy and rather ugly monster of a bloke with stained, shattered teeth, big cauliflower ears and a nose that criss crosses his face. His name is Ogre ‘:Orrible and I have it on good authority that his mother really does love him You see Mark, it all started when…… But I digress, we will leave Mr. ‘Orrible’s story for another day. Meanwhile, Club President Garry the roaming banker wanders around the throng of admiring members scratching his bald patch, clutching a fistful of gift vouchers while studying the Monthly Fish Weigh in Sheets. He is converting kilos and grams to pounds, shillings and pence to determine the monthly winners. The rest of the crowd just acts like they are in very serious training for the beer festival in Munich in October. Amid all this free entertainment, food does find its way to the serving table for all to enjoy with good company and friendly banter. So members and guests make a note on that scrap of news paper behind your toilet door to attend the next BBQ. It is free for members and $10.00 for guests who are most welcome. The last time you had so much fun was when the priestess’ toga caught fire at the Howling at The Moon event on the beach in Justin Street. Special birthday greetings go out to one of our younger members who celebrated his 21 st birthday recently. Word has it that he decided to forego a party on his big day, instead, in the true family tradition he went fishing. Dillon West, from us all our best birthday congratulations and wish you well for your future. As a special birthday gift to Dillon the farming community has confirmed that they will not be employing solely grey nomads this coming season. Now that news should put a smile on his face. Q:

Where does a fish keep its money.?

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Rollingstone State School Celebrating 100 years in September 2016 We are nearly at the end of a busy first term and we are all looking forward to our school holidays. The last day of this term is Friday the 4th of March. School resumes on Tuesday 22nd of April. Last week at school, students and staff voted on our school leadership team. Congratulations to our school captains, Mishye, Ryan, Kaylee and Yana. I would like to also congratulate all of the students who nominated for a position, they all spoke beautifully when presenting their speeches. Do you want to keep up to date with the happenings at Rollingstone State School? You can now download the QSchools app onto your smart device, select Rollingstone State School as your favourite school and you can get up-to-date information about our school. It was great to see all the new faces at the P&C AGM. Thank you to the volunteers who have nominated for executive positions. Thanks to Margaret (president), Courtney (vice-president), Amanda (secretary) and Olivia (treasurer). I look forward to great productive year working with you. If you see some of our students with raffle tickets in their hands, please support our school and win a great Easter basket of goodies! Last week the senior students completed an art work in collaboration with the Perc Tucker Art Gallery as part of their “Art in a Suitcase” program. Students had the opportunity to examine real life artwork. They were taught about the concept of negative space and the art work that they have completed will be exhibited at the Pinnacles Gallery later on this year. Reece’s Artwork ready for the exhibition

Have a happy and safe Easter break! Kacey Constantine Principal

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Natures Notes - Roy Mackay After cyclone Yasi, the forest and its inhabitants around Paluma changed dramatically. Very soon we saw Rainbow Lorikeets and Scalybreasted Lorikeets at our bird-feeding tables. This did not happen at all before the cyclone. We now see more Spinebill Honeyeaters and smaller numbers of White-cheeked Honeyeaters, Macleay Honeyeaters, Catbirds and Victoria Riflebirds. And those changes are only in the birds. You must have noticed similar changes in the Rollingstone/Balgal area too. If this alteration happens here each time a cyclone or other natural disaster happens here it must be mirrored everywhere else such disasters occur, everywhere in Australia, and elsewhere on earth. Everywhere in Australia wherever a storm, cyclone, fire, flood or other natural disaster takes place you will have a subsequent change to your natural environment to a greater or lesser degree. Fast growing weeds, trees, introduced birds, rats and toads often take advantage of such newly made environments. Look about you, observe what differences you can see in your environment since the last natural disaster. If you have lived in the Rollingstone/Balgal area before cyclone Yasi, was the Asian House Gecko in your house? Is it there now? Though a bit late, the List of Mammals in your area is now available at your Community Hall. Yes, it will be difficult for most of you and me - to identify the rats and bats . But, if you find fresh dead specimens, you can freeze the corpses or preserve them in Metho and drop them into the Townsville Museum of Tropical Queensland and they will send them on to the Queensland Museum in Brisbane. They will send you its identification and probably some information on it too. I have just received a copy of the new (7th) edition of The Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia by Harold Cogger, published by CSIRO Publishing. It is a massive book but wonderful. It has photos of most species, maps of the distribution of all species and habits, food and environments of all species. I do not know the cost. My copy was a present. But, maybe your Community Hall could buy a copy for the residents of Rollingstone/Balgal to refer to? The first edition came out in 1975 and it showed the 664 species known then. Now, we know there are 1218 species - and there are probably more species to be found yet. I hope we never have to report any extinctions.

Paluma In the Clouds Once again it is my pleasant duty to stand in for your usual correspondent, Les Hyland, who is away enjoying a holiday. Paluma has not lived up to its cloudy reputation over the past few months. Although some good rains fell in the wake of Cyclone Dylan, the expected follow-up rains did not eventuate and although we can’t complain about the glorious, sunny days some more rain would be very welcome – especially for the people further west. We will just have to wait and see what the next few weeks will bring. It may well be that we will again see, as we did last November, the unusual spectacle of cattle grazing in the gardens of the village, the scent of green grass having drawn them all the way from their dry pastures in the Running River area. The dry weather however is ideal for bush-walking enthusiasts and Wilfred Karnoll advises that the Ethel Creek Falls and swimming hole are now accessible from the end of Hussey Road, without having to access or cross any private land. An old logging track has been cleared to a walking track standard to connect the end of Hussey Road with the existing walking track that crosses the creek just above the falls. The beginning and general direction are well marked. Ethel Creek falls over an approximately 10 meter high rock-face into a deep pool.- a great place for a swim but definitely too dangerous to dive as there are some large submerged boulders. The Rainforest Inn is again open for business under the management of Neil Appleton and Jenny Robinson. At present the Inn is open on Friday through to Monday from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm and on Saturday nights for dinner from 6.30 to 8.00 pm. It is essential that Saturday meals are booked and pre-ordered before 4.00 pm. A comprehensive, delicious menu is offered so come along and try it out. A reminder too: Every Tuesday between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm the Community Hall is open for a photographic display of Paluma’s history. There are books, bird DVD’s and photos for sale and tea and coffee are available. An annual event on Paluma’s social calendar is the celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day on the Saturday evening nearest the 17 th March. As usual the event was well attended, with everyone wearing something green, even green moustaches and outrageous green wigs and hats. All brought food to share – Irish stews and potato-based casseroles were popular and a respectable amount of that ‘Irish wine’, Guinness was consumed. The hall was decked in green and Irish music on old 33 rpm vinyls was played: old favourites like Patrick O’Hagan. A general knowledge quiz on Ireland elicited some hilarious and original answers. All are welcome to this community gathering so if you would like to join us next year, mark the date on your calendar. A coming event is the Easter Market, to be held on Sunday, 20th April between 9.00 am and 1.00 pm. There will be the popular home-made cakes and preserves plus handcrafts, books and plants and other items. Come along, browse among the stalls and enjoy a sausage sizzle snack. Anyone wishing to have a market stall, please contact Lynn (4773 7675) or Colwyn (4770 8559) P 27


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Door to Door—$15 Door to Door—$15

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COMMUNITY DIRECTORY ROLLINGSTONE & DISTRICT COMMUNITY ASSOC INC. Lot 1 Community Cres, Mystic Sands 4816 Committee: President: Sue Von Wald 47707 330 Treasurer: Lynne Prytherch 47707 689 All Correspondence to: The Secretary, P.O. Box 35 Rollingstone Qld 4816 COMMUNITY CENTRE MANAGER Chris Martin RTC Monday - Friday 47707 855 8am - 4pm Fax: 47707 322 e-mail: rollingstonertc@bigpond.com

AMBULANCE C/o Black River Station

4778 6033

BALGAL BEACH BOATING & LEISURE CLUB INC. President Faye Thomson 4770 7616 Secretary Joan Ruddick 4770 7006 NORTH TOWNSVILLE COMMUNITY HUB

4751 6511

FISHERMAN’S LANDING FISHING & SOCIAL CLUB INC. President Garry Luff 47707008 Secretary Ros Green PLAYGROUP North Townsville Community Hub

47516511

COMMUNITY HALL PHONE (M-F 9AM-3PM) 47707 153 ROLLY RAG e-mail: Contact:

rollingstonerag@bigpond.com Janine Jones 0407882009

POLICE 47707 144 Office Hours 9.30am - 2.00pm Monday to Thursday (excluding Public Holidays) OIC Brad Gough A/Snr Constable Troy Aspden RURAL FIRE BRIGADE Rollingstone Hencamp Creek Fire Permit Toomulla

Raymond Pace Zeppy Rattazzo John Pace Eddie White

4770 7285 4770 7352 4770 7348 4770 7619

S.E.S. Emergency - Flood or Storm Group Leader Rob Wilson

13 2500 4770 7498

ROLLINGSTONE STATE SCHOOL Principal Kacey Constantine

47707 313

ROLLINGSTONE STATE SCHOOL P & C President Margaret Card Secretary Bob Zander

4770 7860 4770 7331

MUTARNEE STATE SCHOOL Principal Lydia Jamieson

4770 8131

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS For More Information

47715 411

PALUMA & DISTRICT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION President Lynn Hyland 4773 7675 Vice President Colwyn Campbell 4770 8559 Secretary Michael Drew 0428 779 302 Email: sherylmoore@bigpond.com Treasurer John Tubman ROLLINGSTONE RSL - A. President Rod Girvan Secretary Rhonda Coulson ROLLINGSTONE & DISTRICT LIONS CLUB President Michael Rule

4775 4858 4770 7058

47707311 0427286806

ROLLINGSTONE & DISTRICT SENIORS INC. President Cheryl Pearson Secretary Claire Spittler

47707027 47707258

TOOMULLA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION President Rhonda Schwarz

47707813

ANIMAL CONTACT NUMBERS Animal Refuge Animal Ambulance (after hours) RSPCA Inspection Straying Stock National Parks & Wildlife Service N.Q. Wildlife Care Group Bird Rescue Margaret Preston (Vet) JUSTICES OF THE PEACE Nellie Berra After 4pm Yvonne Greer (please phone first)

4774 5130 4774 5130 4774 4714 4773 8411 4721 2399 0414 717 374 4770 7540 0403 262 212

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Rollingstone General Store & Post Office POST OFFICE Fax and Colour Photocopier Services Open for business from 7.00am to 6.00pm every day of the week

Pay bills, (Rego, Rates, Phone, Electricity, etc); Bank your Cheques and Withdraw Cash; Post Letters and Parcels on a Sunday! Phone recharge for all networks 1/N recharge International calling cards

Gas Refills Phone: 4770 7340 Fax: 4770 7470

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Potatoes Onions Tomatoes Lettuce

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Eggs Bananas Pineapples

Plus Extensive Frozen Vegetables Full Hams 1/2 Hams (Knuckle or Knob) Sliced Ham

Double Smoked—the Old– Fashioned Way!

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Barbeque Sausages Lean Mince Rump Steak Double Smoked Local Bacon

PHARMACY GOODS S2 Medication for winter colds at cheaper prices than the chemist

NEED HARDWARE? Lots of new stock on display.

Check out our range of DVDs for hire Only $4 overnight or $10 weekly

Going Fishing? We stock tackle, lines and lures for local conditions

Looking forward to helping you soon!

Ross, Olga,Sara and Micheal. PHONE: 47707340 FAX:47707470

Need some Bait? Prawn, Squid, Pillies, Mullet, Crab Bait and Crab Pots

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APRIL 2014 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday 1 Aquarobics 9-10am at Caravan park

Wednesday 2 9-12 Indoor Bowls

Thursday 3 8-3pm Community Bus shopping

9-12 Craft Group

9am Cards

1pm Thai Chi at Hall

9.30-11.30am Playgroup

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7.30 am St Anthony’s Church

9am - Line dancing 9 am - Cards 1pm Thai Chi at Hall

Aquarobics 9-10am at Caravan park

9-12 Indoor Bowls

6.30pm Beaches Church

7pm - AA Meeting

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7.30 am St Anthony’s Church

9am - Line dancing

Aquarobics 9-10am at Caravan park

9 am - Cards 1pm Thai Chi at Hall 7pm - AA Meeting

Lions Club 7pm at the Hall

9-12 Craft Group

9am to 1pm Paluma Markets

School Holiday program: water Fun Community hall 10-2

16 9-12 Indoor Bowls 9-12 Craft Group 1pm Thai Chi at Hall 9.30 Sue Blom at RTC

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9am - Line dancing

9-12 Indoor Bowls

9 am - Cards

Aquarobics 9-10am at Caravan park

1pm Thai Chi at Hall

Lions Club 7pm at the Hall

9-12 Craft Group 1pm Thai Chi at Hall

7pm - AA Meeting

28 9am - Line dancing 9 am - Cards 1pm Thai Chi at Hall 7pm - AA Meeting

Balgal Beach Markets Fisherman’s Landing From 8 am to 1pm

10 8-3pm Community Bus Shopping 9am Cards 9.30-11.30am Playgroup

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17 8-3pm Community Bus shopping Visiting Vet Margaret 9-12 Hall 9am Cards 9.30-11.30am Playgroup 7pm at HQ SES TRAINING

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Zumba Gold 9am

Balgal Beach Markets Fisherman’s Landing From 8 am to 1pm

24 8 to 3pm Community Bus shopping 9am Cards 9.30-11.30am Playgroup

25 ANZAC DAY 5.40 am Dawn Service Flyover 6.05 am 9.45am march 10am Service After ...Golf Club two up

Zumba Gold 9am Aquarobics 9-10am at Caravan park

7pm at HQ SES TRAINING

Aquarobics 9-10am at Caravan park

Fishermans Landing Fishing & Social Club BBQ 6pm

6.30pm Beaches Church

27 7.30 am St Anthony’s Church

Zumba Gold 9am

5

12 BINGO 1.30

1pm Thai Chi at Hall

MOBILE LIBRARY

20 7.30 am St Anthony’s Church 8am at HQ SES TRAINING

4 11am-1pm Computer literacy with TCC

Saturday

Aquarobics 9-10am at Caravan park

MOBILE LIBRARY

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Friday

29 Aquarobics 9-10am at Caravan park

30 9-12 Indoor Bowls 9-12 Craft Group 1pm Thai Chi at Hall MOBILE LIBRARY

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