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24 February 2010 Vol.20 No. 3

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KENILWORTH Kenil. Cheese, Wine and Food Fest Kenilworth State College Artspace artists ________________ 3 Kenilworth Pony Club__________ 4 San Taekwondo in Kenilworth Pacha Mamma in Kenilworth___ 5 Vale Lionel Piez (1931-2010)_____ 6 COOROY Cooroy State School Anne Rickard at CNGHR Property Management Planning Workshop_ ___________ 7 The Plantation approval________ 8 POMONA Pomona School Pool Coeliac Awareness Week______ 7

MARY VALLEY MV Tennis and Fuzzyball Wine offer MV Drawing Group MV Stags Rugby notice_______ 13 OUR COMMUNITY Imbil Trucking Service_________ 13 Imbil Business Workshop Insulation Safety Warning Cooran Eco Market_________ 14 Belli Hall News Gympie Working Dogs Trial_____ 15 Our Politics_ _________________ 16 Good Shepherd School_______ 8 MS Readathon in schools_____ 17 Nambour Moonlight Markets Regional Art Fund now open_ __ 18 Boxsells Real Estate________ 10-11

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KENILWORTH KENILWORTH IS ALIVE WITH EASTER FESTIVITIES

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aster Saturday, April 3, will see Kenilworth’s second Cheese, Wine and Food Fest!

Six weeks to go! Six weeks to a fun day in Kenilworth Town Park! The youngsters are getting excited about chasing down the goodies hidden in the Kenilworth Park in the Great Cheester Egg Hunt. And the adults have been honing their skills and flexing their muscles for the famous Kenilworth Cheese Rolling Competition. Our lovely town park is a great venue which offers shade and a playground for children while parents enjoy wine tastings, food samples and cooking displays. As one of last year’s festival-goers said,“The atmosphere in the park is excellent, the venue superb especially for those of us with children.”

where mum is surrounding you with gorgeous paintings, you could not help but have some it rub off on you!

At Kenilworth Artspace Gallery, we currently have on display stunning pastels by Lynette who specialises in nature works. You can almost hear Lynette’s “Kookaburra” laughing heartily. Lyn has also married delightful seascapes with engaging portraits of sea birds. Daughter Montana, or fondly known as Monti, has produced a range of delicately painted “Shanana Stones” which will help you regain peace and calm. They are truly little gems. Kenilworth people might remember Lynette and husband Craig when they opened a small art gallery at 25  Elizabeth Street opposite the CWA. It was always a pleasure to visit Lyn’s gallery with its diversity of art, ceramics   and jewellery and now you can see her works and Monti’s at Kenilworth Artspace Gallery. Do come in and have a look and ponder, “Do the art talent genes get passed on?” Shirley Moreland

Smart Moves at Kenilworth State Community College

One of our major sponsors, Anaconda, will be back with all their festival specials. Anaconda have again donated wonderful prizes for our Easter Saturday Raffle which will be in the Information Centre during March. Tickets are $2.00 and will be drawn on Easter Saturday. Last years’ first prize winner was from Kenilworth but this year, it could be you! So be in it to win it. Many of the stalls from last year will be back and new stalls are coming on board to make the 2010 Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest even more exciting. If you would like to participate, there is space available. Contact Di Donovan on 5446 0003 or visit our website http://www.kenilworthfoodfest.org.au

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LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER

s an artistic talent passed on in the genes? Looking at the work of well known pastel artist, Lynette O’Hara and her daughter, Montana, one would definitely say, “Yes, it is!” Then, of course, we cannot ignore the role of “nurture” as opposed to “nature”. Growing up in an environment

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010 has started off smartly at the KSCC with the students all participating in the “Smart Moves” program. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, the students start the day with half and hour of fun, physical activity. Research has shown that regular, physical activity stimulates the brain, keeps bodies healthy and helps learning – not to mention it’s fun! An added bonus of the program has been watching the Yr 6/7 students (without any prompting!) take the lead and help and support the younger students – just one of the wonderful benefits of being in a small school! February 24, 2010 |

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Kenilworth Pony Club news

ongratulations to all our members and supporters throughout 2009. Our annual Christmas Party including Presentation Ceremony was held in early December. A beautiful day was had with the younger ones swimming and the not so younger ones sitting in the shade of the trees at Charlie Moreland. The President thanked all members for the time, effort and enthusiasm during the 2009 year. Rachael Law assisted the committee in presenting junior members with their trophies and certificates. Certificates were also awarded to our Senior riding members who showed great enthusiasm and skill throughout the year. Recipients of the trophies and awards included: • Most Improved – Amy Loertscher • Quiet Achiever – Sarah Reardon • Best Cared for Pony – Bronte Law • Zone/State Representation – Rachael Law

Program with West Auckland Pony Clubs. Rachael had a fantastic time and provides a path for our younger members to follow. Over the next two months a number of Equitation and Showjumping events are held throughout the Zone providing an opportunity for riders to qualify for the State Championships being held at Maryborough at Easter. Good luck to all our competitors! Not only will our riders be busy but so will our social members and parents. This year the club has decided to host three club events; a Hack Day in April; Gymkhana in May as well as our Equitation and Showjumping two day event in August. The club will also be hosting on behalf of Zone 6 a Mounted Games competition in April. Watch out for this event as it’s quite exciting to watch showing demonstration of speed and accuracy in a relay environment. If you would like to help out at any of these events, you’re most welcome… please let us know. You will be most welcome!

• Encouragement Awards – Matthew Karger, Jessie Falconer, Sophia Wright, Haylei Bryan-Wells • Bits and Spurs Awards – Megan Lisett, Matilda Law, Tiarne Barkle • Rider’s Choice – Amy Loertscher • Young Ambassador – Rachael Law • Best Club Person/Family – Sonia Law Welcome all to 2010. Our annual sign on day and Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 23 January 2010. The new committee includes President, Lyn Fitzer; Vice President Craig Lisett, Secretary Tanya Hibbard and Lee McDonald agreed to take on the role of Treasurer. Sonia Law was also voted in as Chief Instructor for 2010 which sees her take up the role of second Vice President. Congratulations to the new committee! 2009 was a very busy year for our pony club members however 2010 is shaping up to be extremely busy! Already our riders have been out and about with various pony club activities. Romy McCullough, Ella Skoupy, Maddison Lashmar and Rachael Law all enjoyed the Mounted Games clinic held on 2 and 3 January at the Nambour Showgrounds. Rachael Law has been to New Zealand representing the Peter Agnew B.V.M.S. Club and Zone 6 BELLI PARK - BY APPT with the Exchange All equine services:

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KENILWORTH Time to tone-up, get fit and learn self defence

Blues, Roots, Reggae and good vibes in THE Mary Valley

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he nationally recognized Pacha Mamma return to the Mary Valley once again with a night of wicked music and delicious food. Frontman Micka continues his chapter of solo shows around Oz before they embark on the festivals for the year.

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he small but successful San Taekwondo club has started classes for 2010 at Kenilworth, Conondale and Maleny so come along and join the fun.

Fusing together sounds by way of ten unique instruments from over the world including Weissenborn lap slide, Cajon’, Zyladrum and a hearltfelt voice that is sure to move your body, mind and spirit.

Instructor Norm Taylor has been running the class for nearly six years and welcomes the whole family to come along and take advantage of the two week free trial. We would especially love to see some new faces at the Kenilworth class for the coming year. Are you one of those people who have been saying “I should give that a try” - then now is the time.

Pacha Mamma independently have received airplay on JJJ and many others around the globe and nationally, and have played a number of major and smaller festivals in Australia emerging as one of our most popular blues, roots and reggae acts.

“Last year we had two of our students win medals in the National Taekwondo Championships, but most of our class just come along to get fit, tone up, learn a martial art and self defence and have fun”, Norm said.

On Friday 26 March at The Rattler Café, Imbil. From 6.30pm, $8 at the door BYO drinks.

Come and experience unique live music and great food!

On Saturday 27 March at Kenilworth Hotel from 7.30pm. FREE ENTRY

The classes will keep you moving, to work on fitness and flexibility, while at the same time improving self-confidence and concentration.

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“Taekwondo has helped me in all aspects of my life and I enjoy being able to show others the many benefits of the sport, and we are probably the most affordable fitness and martial arts class in the Sunshine Coast.” Norm said.

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KENILWORTH LIONEL PIEZ (1931 - 2010) BIDS FAREWELL TO ALL

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Lionel was an elder and lay preacher at Yandina Seventh Day Adventist Church for many years. He had a long association with the Pathfinder Club outdoor activities.

ionel Piez was born at Sunny Brae Private Hospital, Eumundi on January 10, 1931, the eldest of three children of Norm and Edith.

Lionel was a great nature lover and enjoyed showing visitors Charlie Moreland Park, showing them the big figs and beautiful white gums. He could identify birds by their calls and trees by their bark which he could still enjoy in later years when his sight was failing.

During his time at school as he often recalled riding home from Eerwah Vale School with his father on his horse drawn grader and later at Eumundi being paid a penny a week to collect the teachers hot lunch from the hotel. During the war years when the troop trains pulled into Eumundi Station the soldiers would get the boys to run and get them a pie. Sometimes the train was pulling out as they arrived back and they would throw the pies and hope the soldiers caught them, or there would be a splatter.

Lionel was Kenilworth’s first Fire Chief, serving for 15 years from 1961-1976. He negotiated with the Purdon family to buy their fowl run for the building of the Fire Station.  He often helped families in need in the district doing mechanical jobs for them. He loved to chat to people in the panel shop and after retirement, down town doing his shopping.

Lionel attended Nambour High School, travelling each day on the train. He would often have to catch a goods train to Cooroy to attend his violin lessons. In 1946 he began a motor mechanic apprenticeship at Sims Brothers Garage in Kenilworth. On weekends he rode his pushbike home to Eumundi. He later upgraded to an old BSA motorbike. After several years he took over the panel shop at the garage, working there for 50 years under the ownership of Sims, Rodwells and Hendersons. Lionel’s favourite story from the garage was in the 1950’s.  Sims Brothers had to retrieve a car broken down on the Obi Range one dark night. The Blitz tow truck had to be backed up the range a couple of miles with Ern Sims holding up a lantern to show Lionel where to reverse. In 1954 he married Muriel Reynolds of Chatsworth and they built their home in Margaret Street, Kenilworth, living there together for the next 55 years. Their three children Sandra, Gary and Janelle grew up in this home.

In 2006 Lionel and Muriel were made Living Treasures by the Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce for community service. Lionel loved his Saviour, his family, church folk and the Kenilworth community. He was sorry he didn’t get to say goodbye to everyone. For many of us who grew up in the 1950’s - we only knew this man as Dagwood. Muriel explained how he gained this nickname. Apparently there had been a man named Lionel employed at the garage prior to 1946 who was nicknamed Dagwood. Lionel Piez was told – all Lionels are called Dagwood in this garage – and so the name stuck. Rest in Peace Dagwood. Lenore Meldrum

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ANNE RICKARD PRESENTS ITALY

ooroy Noosa Genealogical and Historical Research Group will have as guest speaker, Ann Rickard, popular Noosa jounalist who will be speaking about her travels in Italy. The talk will be on Saturday 6 March at 1.30pm, followed by the monthly meeting at 41 Miva Street, Cooroy. For information phone 5442 5570. Ros Higginson Cooroy Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group Inc. 5474 2271

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OUR COMMUNITY Students ‘Log On’ at Good Shepherd Lutheran College

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ach Year 6, 9 and 10 student at Good Shepherd Lutheran College have this week been issued with a laptop, as part of the Federal Government initiated, Digital Literacy Laptop program at the College. Parents, along with their very enthusiastic students, attended an information session after which the students, looking very pleased with themselves, were issued their new possession. Students are able to use their laptop both at home and in the classroom. Use of the computers will be integrated into each lesson of the school day, the extent, depending on the program of study being undertaken. Good Shepherd Lutheran College Principal, Mr John Mason, is very excited about the flexibility the laptop program will afford students of the College. “We have to embrace technologies and programs that will better equip our students to become 21st century learners. Our staff has thrown themselves into the program wholeheartedly and is very enthusiastic about the possibilities this program opens up.” Creative and inquiring minds equipped to be part of a future few of us can even imagine is the objective of the Good Shepherd Lutheran College program.

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Cooroy Gains with The Plantation Approval

ooroy is set to have its very own function centre with The Plantation recently receiving approval from Sunshine Coast Regional Council for height accommodation rooms and the ability to host conferences, weddings and functions for up to 150 people. The application had strong support from local business, community leaders and the tourism industry. The facility provides Cooroy and the hinterland population with much needed quality function, conference and accommodation facilities. It also fills a legitimate, documented and widely acknowledged gap in the Sunshine Coast visitor and resident market. The site of the Plantation at 142 Mary River Road is a very rare and suitable site for such a facility in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. It is close to the town centre yet largely surrounded by extensive State Forest on most of its boundaries and thick trees and vegetation on all. With a venue such as this, our economy will be able to attract a significant amount of the business that is currently lost to the Gold Coast and Brisbane because we have not previously been able to offer a hinterland experience for this number of visitors. The flow-on effects of this type of facility to Cooroy and the surrounding regions is significant with employment opportunities for locals and benefits to many local businesses such as catering companies, laundries, florists, transport companies and the like. The owners and operators of The Plantation have a strong interest in Cooroy as they also own and operate the local Victory Hotel. They have demonstrated their commitment to the community on many occasions since acquiring these properties in late 2007. “The Plantation was instrumental in helping the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce to host the Mates of Marysville Cocktail Party. They provided us the venue and negotiated with a lot of their suppliers to sponsor the event also. We raised over $30,000 for the fire victims in Marysville, Victoria. They’ve also been a major sponsor of Christmas in Cooroy for the last few years and are active members of the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce,” said Danielle Taylor, Media and Website Executive of Cooroy Chamber of Commerce. “The Mates of Marysville function was an outstanding success and we plan to stage other fundraising events for the benefit of charities and the local community. The Plantation is a sophisticated, high end venue and its ambience is focussed around the sensible and sensitive enjoyment of a beautiful site. It is not a party destination and this is reflected by our good neighbour policy that includes implementing professional, contracted and strict noise and patron control measures for all events,” said Director, Scott Armstrong. For more information regarding the property refer to See colour picture page 9 www.theplantation.com.au

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The new function centre “The Plantation� at 142 Mary River Road, Cooroy.

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Two wells and 500 metres of underground mains. • 35 prime acres fenced into seven paddocks including a laneway for easy handling of livestock. • Fully renovated medium set home, four spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms. Top quality renovations include new paint inside and out, new kitchen, new bathrooms, new floor coverings and a large private timber deck that commands an picturesque view over the property. • Situated just on the edge of town this property boasts rich soil and an abundance of water. • Plenty of shed space to accommodate a workshop, car accommodation and farm machinery. • Immaculate presentation of all improvements, gardens and pastures. • A truly magnificent property with potential for beef grazing, market gardening or horses. Inspect today! $1.2 million


The Coorantics playing at the Cooran Eco Market feature Mungo Coates - guitar; Brad Smith - trumpet, sax, vocals, clarinet; Mitch Francis - drums and Gary Ward - bass guitar.

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OUR COMMUNITY e are about to commence life drawing sessions (untutored) in the Mary Valley area. If you are interested please phone Vit or Anna on 5488 6376.

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ary Valley Stags training days are on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 5pm at the Imbil School Oval.

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ennis clubs across Mary Valley are set to get a financial boost thanks to the launch of Fuzzy Ball Wines.

A team of four high profile Australian wineries, Fuzzy Ball Wines includes Grant Burge, Tyrrell’s Alkoomi and Cuttaway Hill, and has been created to support local tennis clubs across Australia. For every case of wine sold, Fuzzy Ball Wines will donate $25 to a nominated tennis club. Damian Percy, founder of Fuzzy Ball Wines says following the Australian Open, there is a huge surge in the interest and passion for tennis, however local tennis clubs are often overlooked during this time. “We recently conducted a survey and found that 50% of local tennis clubs need to fundraise an average of $2,000 annually, in order to remain operational. With at least 2,000 clubs nationally, this is a tough fundraising goal of $4 million every year. “Without our local tennis clubs, there would be no facility for future tennis stars to learn, train and compete. “I encourage all tennis fans, wine lovers and Mary Valley residents to support their local tennis clubs by simply purchasing wines through Fuzzy Ball Wines. Not only will your local tennis club receive $25 for every case purchased, but you will receive leading Australian wines at a heavily discounted price and free delivery anywhere in Australia,” said Damian.

As part of the official launch, Fuzzy Ball Wines is giving away $5,000 to the most proactive tennis club, and 60 bottles of wine and the ultimate wine lover’s weekend to one lucky person. “Tennis clubs can win $5,000 cash by simply buying wine through Fuzzy Ball Wines. The more cases purchased, the more entries the club receives in the draw. “Mary Valley residents on the other hand can win 60 bottles of wine from Alkoomi, Cuttaway Hill, Grant Burge and Tyrrell’s, as well as the ultimate wine lover’s weekend away at one of the four wineries. The prize includes flights for two people, accommodation, car hire, as well as a private session with the sommelier. “To be in the running, Mary Valley residents simply need to purchase one case of wine through Fuzzy Ball Wines. Like the tennis club competition, the more cases purchased, the more entries in the draw,” concluded Damian. The competition launched on February 1 will close at midnight on March 31. The winners will be announced in early April. For more information or to purchase a case of wine through Fuzzy Ball Wines visit www.fuzzyballwines.com.au Photo above: Davis Cup Captain John Fitzgerald and Damian Percy

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ome to our Trucking Service at Imbil church hall on Sunday 7 March starting with a BYO BBQ at 5.30pm. The drinks and dessert are provided. This is a special service for anyone in the community who is interested in the wonderful world of trucks and trucking. Come and hear the local talent. All ages are welcome.

If you have any questions, contact Rev Iain 54886752 or John 5484 5290. Brought to you by Mary Valley Uniting Church. Linda Watt

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his free workshop is designed to give potential business owners an overview of the important factors to consider before starting or buying a business for the first time. This workshop is on Wednesday 24 February 2010 from 9.30am to 11.30am at Imbil Uniting Church Hall.

Council is encouraging rural landholders to apply for funding in the environment category of council’s grants program. Funding provides support for those undertaking restoration and conservation works on their property such as fencing off creeks, revegetation and control of environmental weeds. Check council’s website for details.

The Sunshine Coast – it’s too good to waste Council is supporting Clean up Australia Day and encourages residents and business to either register a clean up location or join an existing site. If you can’t make it along to one of the organised clean ups (on 2, 5 and 7 March), do your bit by making every day a litter free day. Visit www.cleanup.org.au for more info.

Microchipping Days Thanks to council, getting a permanent ID for your dog or cat is just too easy. Microchipping days are happening in parks across the Coast from 22 February. And, for just $25, your pet will be microchipped for life making it easier to find them if they get lost or stolen. See council’s website for times and locations.

COUNCIL MEETINGS Organisation Performance and Service Delivery Committee Mtgs 9 March 9am, Caloundra Strategy and Planning Committee Mtg 10 March 9am, Caloundra General Committee Mtg 15 March 10am, Caloundra Ordinary Meeting 18 March 10am, Caloundra T 1300 00 72 72 or 07 5475 7272 E mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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ember for Fisher Peter Slipper is urging all households who installed foil insulation through Peter Garrett’s failed home insulation scheme to seek an urgent safety inspection by calling the hotline 131 792 to ensure their homes are safe. An audit by Peter Garrett’s own department has revealed as many as 1000 homes that had foil insulation installed through this failed scheme may have deadly electrical currents in their roofs, Mr Slipper said. “Homeowners should not try to check things for themselves. Tragically, four people have already died, and there is a real risk of more fatalities. “I am committed to doing all I can to ensure homeowners who have installed foil insulation under the program have access to safety inspections and upgrade of the insulation if required under the program,” Mr Slipper said. If you have not installed insulation under the program but have any concerns about electrical safety and insulation, you should contact a licensed electrician to arrange an inspection, Mr Slipper said.

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elcome to the New Year... With our local jazz rock/folk musicians well and truly fired up, our Eco Market is happening. Having co-ordinated the Tall Trees Street Party last October, the market group had an extraordinarily successful outcome with a variety of fun and cultural activities. So it is a work in progress untill next October. Come and enjoy the atmosphere among the trees in the park where landscape is everything. There’s a variety of quality stalls such as fruit and veggies, cafes, visual art, massage, recycled goods, bamboo/plants/seedlings and more awaiting the adventurous visitor. With all the local shops to discover such as a new look Cooran Art Gallery, there’s also New Dalton Herbs and Botanic studio opening soon as well. Look also for the skate ramp and BMX track. From the Cooran Tablelands Lookout, the scenic view along the Sunshine Coast is magnificent. In addition, for lovers of the bush, the Noosa Trail Network includes trails around Cooran. For stalls inquiries ring Shayne on 5485 2767 or Brad 5485 2773 and Steve 5485 0332 for musos. New stallholders and musos always welcome! The Cooran Eco Market is on from 8am to 1pm every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. More photos on colour page 12 from Jill Guldbransen. Pictured here Jenai Rogers - vocals of The Coorantics.


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ur next OLD TIME DANCE on the 6 March will be a “blue and silver” theme night to celebrate 10 years of dancing.

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or more than ten years, working cattle dog trials have been absent from Gympie and the surrounding district. This year will see the long anticipated event return to Widgee for what promises to be a fun filled weekend.

The Gympie District Show Society’s Beef Committee is On the 10 March 2000, our first old time dance was held.  hosting the working cattle dog trial, run in conjunction Prior to that, the Belli Hall was not being used on a regular with the Queensland Working Cattle Dog Trial Association. basis and an idea was born to have an old time dance.  The event will be run at the Widgee Sporting Complex on We became aware that Sunshine Swing Band with Rex the 27 and 28 of March 2010. Eggmolesse were available and, for those of us who had Trials will be running continuously on both days, with the danced at Palmwoods during the 1970’s and 1980’s, the Maiden, Novice and Open finals starting around midday memories came flooding back and the excitement built.  on Sunday. The dog trial is being held as a fundraiser for The band were booked for a dance on Friday 10 March the 2010 Beef Showgirl Entrant, Miss Andrea Schulz. 2000, and before that night was over, everyone wanted to Competitors are expected from all over Queensland to know when the next dance was, so a further booking was attend the trial. A number of local competitors will also made and as the saying goes “and the rest is history!” be seen competing amongst some of Queensland’s best. With ten dances a year and 2009 seeing over 1000 people through our doors, we are proud of what we have achieved in keeping our hall alive and also giving so many people, who love to dance, so much pleasure. Many friendships have been made over the last ten years. For a good night of old time dancing, Belli on the 6 March, is the place to be. For further information phone Margaret 5447 0175. The next MOVIE NIGHT at the Belli Hall will be Friday 19 March. The first movie for the night  is Walt Disney’s Pixar  (short films collection)  rated G.  From the creative minds that brought you Toy Story and Finding Nemo, with revoluntionary animation, unforgettable music and characters you love, these dazzling short films have changed the face of animation and entertainment and are sure to delight people of all ages. Also showing will be the very popular movie Mamma Mia. Entry for a family of four is only $10 ($2 for additional children), singles are $5 and under four years are free. Hotdogs, soft drink, popcorn and other refreshments will be available from 6.15pm with first movie starting 6.30pm. For further information ring Simone 5447 0163.  We will also be having another CARBOOT SALE in April so now is the time to start cleaning out the cupboards and maybe booking your site. Phone Simone on 5447 0163 for more details. Our Morning Tea for Cancer will be on Thursday 27 May so note this date in your diary now. There will be more details as the date approaches.

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Dog trials showcase to the community and producers the advantages of working dogs and dog educated cattle. In the evening of Saturday 27 March, there will be live entertainment and a licensed bar. Families can enjoy watching an exciting canine high jump competition. Everyone is encouraged to bring their dog and have a go. Who knows? Old Rover may turn out to be the champion of the Gympie District High Jump. A Calcutta will also take place Saturday night, with dogs qualifying for the open finals to be auctioned. A full canteen and hot meals will be available all weekend, and people are welcome to camp at the grounds. Andrea Schulz, better known to locals as Monster, is an example of the enthusiastic youth in rural Queensland. She has committed herself to learning the rural ropes throughout her secondary and now tertiary education, as well as seeking mentorship from some of our purveyors of local wisdom, such as Max and Audrey Johnston. Recently Andrea graduated from the Fairdinkum Stock Handling School where she learned to appreciate the interrelationship of Human, Canine and Bovine/Ovine psychology.

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OUR P OLITICS Julies’ March 2010 Newsletter

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he next round of “Meet The Mayor and Councillors” day is set for Thursday 18 March, from 1pm – 2pm at Imbil RSL hall and from 2.30pm – 3.30pm at Kandanga Hall. I look forward to seeing you on the day. Just a quick reminder about the 2010 Heritage Art competition coming up, and with excellent prize money this year. Closing date for free entry is 14 April. The theme for this year is “Celebrate Your Story - Gympie Region”, phone Gympie Regional Gallery on 5481 0733 for further details. As a matter of interest, the gallery had over 1200 visitors during the month of January this year. The gallery has many interesting exhibits coming up so keep a look out for those. There are also a number or lectures for the avid artists in March. A 61 lot subdivision has been approved for the township of Imbil in last months Planning and Development committee meeting. With the number of allotments in current proposals, Imbil is a town set to expand and become a thriving Mary Valley centre. The Woodworks Museum has settled in well and has become a much visited destination in Gympie, to find more information visit their website at www.woodworksmuseum. com.au Sporting Groups in the Mary Valley are looking for extra funding, check out www.sportrec.qld.gov.au and see what funding is available. The Gympie Regional Library located in Lambert Hyne Drive at Imbil (opposite Imbil Butcher) is being well utilised, with a growing number of members. In February this year we have 1045 members and that number is set to increase, so come on in and see what a wide variety of services we provide. It’s air-conditioned so it’s a nice cool place to relax too. Lake Alford (affectionately known as ‘The Duckponds’) is undergoing some changes as you may have noticed. The building of the All Abilities Playground is progressing well with the car park being completed. This playground will be a focal point for families especially those with ‘special needs’ members. It is hoped that the playground will be completed sometime in late 2010. Thank you for your support and we hope that residents will make full use of these facilities with this Christmas being a good time to experience the park. Have you thought about paying your council rates monthly, well you can, as long as you pay the full amount prior to the due date. Just take your rates notice to the Post Office to make your payments using the ‘Bar Code’ at the bottom of your rates notice. Footnote: As you would know, I have been ‘touched’ by the great service that the AGL Rescue Helicopter supply and I have decided to make donations to their great cause, and I would love it if you would join me in doing so, either with your electricity account or direct EFT

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ospice Update I’m delighted that at last the Katie Rose Cottage at Doonan is a reality and will open soon. The introduction of my Private Members Bill late last year, and extensive lobbying since that time, has prompted the State Government to introduce a new planning code which will pave the way for muchneeded palliative care hospices on the Sunshine Coast and throughout Queensland. The Katie Rose Cottage is the first community hospice support house to be opened in Australia. Other existing facilities have been purpose built and are manned by professional paid staff. The founders and their committee have plans underway to build another Hospice in Nambour on land offered at a peppercorn rent by the Church of Christ. State Government plans to change our Constitution… have your say! I wonder how many people are aware that the State Government is planning to amend our Constitution by including a preamble - based on the assumption that “the people of Queensland”, as opposed to “the Queensland Parliament” agree to a list of stated opinions (visit Parliamentary website or my office to see a copy of the Constitution (Preamble) Amendment Bill). There has been no preamble to our constitution in the past. While I don’t oppose the Government’s intent for the preamble, I do believe that the government is presumptuous in assuming that the majority of Queenslanders know about its intention, or agree with the Bill’s intention, when no public consultation or referendum has been carried out. I have accordingly moved an amendment to the Government’s Constitution (Preamble) Amendment Bill 2009, that it is in fact the Parliament of Queensland’s views, not the people’s views. New JP awards announced Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations will now be eligible to receive new Service Awards after 40 and 60 years of service. In the past service awards have been presented to JPs and Commissioners of Declarations after they have completed 25 years and 50 years of service. Anyone in the community who may be eligible for either of these new awards please phone my office 5441 6933 to ensure their nominations are processed as quickly as possible. Anyone who would like to meet with me can organise an appointment by calling my office in Nambour 5441 6933. MP Peter Wellington


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he MS Readathon is gearing up for the 2010 Great Reading Adventure and is looking for volunteers to help inspire children to read and raise funds for multiple sclerosis (MS). The MS Readathon is Australia’s premier reading-based fundraiser which encourages Australians to read books, learn about multiple sclerosis (MS) and raise funds to help people living with MS. Each year the MS Readathon calls on volunteers around the country to donate their time to visit schools far and wide, spreading the multiple sclerosis (MS) message and explaining to students how they can make a difference by raising sponsorship through reading! Many wonderful people volunteer each year. Some have MS; others know someone with MS, and some want to help raise funds for people living with MS. There is, however, a shortage of such people. “Volunteers are integral to the success of the MS Readathon,“ said Jennifer Irvine, MS Readathon National Manager. ”Please contact us if you think you’re able to help with visiting schools or supporting our staff in our State offices.” Community Representatives receive full training and deliver interactive presentations supplied by the MS Readathon. The role requires some availability for school visits across April and May. Administrative support is also needed all year round in the state office located in Brisbane. Interested individuals are asked to contact the MS Readathon office in Queensland on 1300 677 323 or msreadathon@msqld.org.au to discuss their involvement. Children and adults of all ages take part in the MS Readathon, from all across Australia. In 2009, the MS Readathon raised over $2,400,000 nationally with 51,000 participants reading over 1 million books during June, July and August. The highest fundraiser in Australia was 10 year old Cameron Cox from the ACT who raised an amazing $30,025. The highest fundraising school was Sydney Grammar School Edgecliff Preparatory School who raised collectively over $31,331 from 131 participating students.

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COOROY COUNTRY MARKETS 3rd Sunday of the month from 7 am Cooroy State School Oval CRYSTAL WATERS MONTHLY MARKET 1st Saturday of the month 8 am – 12 noon  Stall enquiries: Kathryn 5494 4725 Eumundi Markets Every Wednesday 8 am – 1.30 pm Every Saturday 6.30 am – 2 pm Stall enquiries: 5442 7106 GYMPIE MUSEUM Markets At the Duckponds every 1st & 3rd Sunday GYMPIE SOUTHSIDE Markets Every 2nd & 4th Sunday IMBIL SUNDAY MarketS Operated by Imbil Mary Valley Boy Scouts Assn. Every Sunday 8 am – 2 pm Mary Valley Rattler steam train arrives at noon Stall enquiries: 5484 5109 KANDANGA STATION MARKETS Wednesday & Sunday 10.30 am – 12 noon Stall enquiries: 5484 3382 KENILWORTH COMMUNITY MARKET Every 3rd Saturday at CWA Hall 7am till mid-afternoon Evira White: 5446 0208 MALENY HANDCRAFTS MARKETS Community Hall Maleny Sundays 8 am – 2 pm Stall enquiries: 5445 7911 or 0418 733 013 Noosa Farmers Market Noosa AFL grounds, 155 Weyba Rd Noosaville 2nd & 4th Sunday month Stall enquiries: 0418 769 374 Noosa Harbour Markets Noosa Harbour Marina, Noosaville Every Sunday 8 am – 2 pm Stall enquiries: 5473 0166 PEREGIAN BEACH Markets Kingfisher Drive Peregian Beach 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday month, 7 am – 12.30 pm Stall enquiries: 5448 1728 or 0428 190 055 Pomona Country Markets Stan Topper Park, Pomona 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month 6.30 am – 12 noon Stall enquiries: Alwyn Beresford 5485 1634 YANDINA Markets Yandina Sportsground Every Saturday 6 am – 1 pm NOTE: If you have any alterations to this guide, please email the editor maryvalleyvoice@aanet.com.au

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OUR COMMUNITY DANCE, DANCE, Nambo DANCE! ur NAMBOUR’S HEART COMES ALIVE!

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fter the huge success of the ‘Nambour Alive!’ Street festival on 5 December, the whole region’s asking ‘when will this happen again’? In 2010, a smaller version of the celebration will bring the town Alive! each final Friday of the month from 26 February from 5pm to 9pm, as Nambour’s Moonlight Markets move permanently to the specially designed precinct - offering Nambour’s residents and visitors a wide array of stallholders selling unique items and food with entertainment in the town heart. Nambour futures’ market coordinator, Helen Langlois, is excited about the prospect of more regular Moonlight Markets in the stunning new community space, with its festoon lighting, purpose built stage, and art structures with water misting and trees introducing colour and coolness into the Town Square area. Helen says ‘Nambour’s popular Moonlight markets offer stallholders a great opportunity to showcase their wares, with lots of stalls eager to return and new ones coming on board each market. Already the markets are getting a reputation regionally as a place to try some great food in this fantastic outdoor setting - including a wine bar!’ There will be lots of activities for kids including sandwizard, face painting, balloon art, clowns and pirate puzzles. For the first market of 2010, headline act, Jambezi, a ‘melodious montage of Sunshine Coast marimba maestros playing joyous worldly rhythms guaranteed to get your body movin’; brings seven vibrant musicians to the stage calling on everyone to dance, dance, dance!

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Up to $30,000 available for regional artists

egional Queensland artists could receive between $5,000 and $30,000 for their projects as the Australian Government continues to invest in the future of the arts in the state. Round 1 for the 2010 Regional Arts Fund (RAF) is now open, with applications closing on Monday 15 March for projects commencing after 1 July 2010. Communities, artists and organisations from all over Queensland have experience positive outcomes from successful RAF grants, with projects delivering meaningful and lasting outcomes that strengthen cultural identity, develop artists and build community cohesion. Last year, the Fund injected over $380,000 into regional Queensland communities, contributing a total project value of over $1,184,567 to the state’s regional arts economy. The range of projects that received funding in 2009 illustrates the diversity of projects eligible for funding. They included cartoon workshops, a writers festival in Cairns, children’s art festival in Bowen, cabaret music festival in Springsure, documentation of Indigenous cultural heritage in the Lockhart River, photovoice of an African refugees in Toowoomba and visual art exhibitions at a Fossil Festival in Richmond. The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government initiative and a unique form of funding for Queensland to support the arts in regional, remote and isolated Australia. The Fund is designed to operate as a long-term investment in these regions to support sustainable, community-related cultural development. If you are interested in applying, please see the Queensland Arts Council website at www.qac.org.au for guidelines and application forms, phone (07) 3846 7500 or email info@qac.org.au Photo below: children enjoying clay sculpture at the Children’s Art Festival in Bowen, 2009. Photo contributed by the Cooinda Family Centre.

Nambour Moonlight Markets will feature the following acts on: 26 February: Jambezi - Marimba Band • 26 March: Doc Span and Ross Williams, Accoustic Blues Duo • 30 April: Harii Bandhu and Mark Maroney, The Dukes of Soul • 28 May: Natalie Richy and Murray Wall, Latin Jazz Duo. For all enquiries contact Helen Langlois on 0416 217 093. E-mail: nambourmarket@optusnet.com.au

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