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EDITION 78, DECEMBER 2016

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GORDONVALE CAROLS IN THE PARK by JESS pieper Christmas is upon us again and this year’s Gordonvale Chamber of Commerce and Gordonvale Traders will be hosting its annual Carols in the Park. The event will be held in Norman Park in Gordonvale on Friday 9th of December with Rachel Bradley as the master of ceremonies. The night kicks off at 5pm with a number of small markets stores and food stalls including The Gordonvale Lions food van, Gordonvale Scouts sausage sizzle and the Gordonvale Hospital Auxiliary with tea and cakes. Don’t forget to bring the kids along with the Terry Doyle Family Fun Show starting at 5.30pm which will include face painting and balloon twisting. If you are coming along just for the Carols, the St. Michael’s Choir kicks off proceedings at 6pm and then the talented Soul Song which comprises of musicians from Southern Cairns Suburbs starts at 6.30pm. Light candles and glow sticks will be available for purchase from the Gordonvale Chamber of Commerce stall in the main area. These are a great alternative to a naked flame and parents are reminded that naked flames and smoking are not permitted due to safety

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concerns. Lights and Sirens will be blaring when Santa arrives at 8.20pm by Fire Truck with the help from the staff at the Gordonvale Fire Station. Santa always arrives with goodies and will giving away lollies to the children. For Mums and Dads there will be a raffle draw at 8.30 pm with lots to win including 5 x $250 Hampers supplied by Cornett’s Supa IGA and 5 x $100 cash giveaways. The main prize of the night is $500 cash which doubles to $1000 if the winner is present at the event. To enter all you have to do is shop locally in Gordonvale at participating stores and with every purchase over $5 you will receive an entry form. Place your form in the barrel outside the Newsagency for a chance to win one of these great prizes. The Gordonvale Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all of the businesses who donated money and to all the volunteers for all their efforts to make the 2016 Carols happen. A special thanks goes to Gordonvale traders for sponsoring Carols in the park and to our all our other sponsors including McDonalds Gordonvale.

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snakes on the move

NEW YEAR’S EVE

by Jess pieper Matt Hagan from Cairns Snake Catchers got a big surprise when he received a text message and photo from a newly arrived Gordonvale resident. The message included a photo of a snake that he wanted identified. The snake had already been caught and had been placed in a bucket. The person who caught the snake had no idea what sort of snake species it was. When Matt saw the photo he immediately identified it as a Death Adder. Matts’ main concern then was to ascertain if anyone had come into contact with the snake which fortunately in this instance no one had. When Matt told the resident that the snake was a Death Adder and highly venomous they requested Matt to come around straight away for removal and relocation of the snake. It is unusual for Cairns Snake Catchers to catch Death Adders as they make up approximately 1% of their catches. Gordonvale does however have a diverse range of both venomous and non-venomous snakes and this is due to the differing geographical features around the area including cane fields, mountain ranges and river systems. Although the location of the Death Adder is quite rare there appears to be larger numbers in the suburbs of Gordonvale and Clifton Beach. There are also large numbers of Red Bellied Black Snakes in the Gordonvale area, mainly around Little Mulgrave. These snakes are also venomous and should be left alone or contact a professional for removal. Matt Hagan said that most of the relocations around Gordonvale are large scrub pythons and some of these can be up to 5 metres in length. Snakes are a lot more active in the warmer months and will be seen more frequently as the temperature rises. Cairns Snakes Catchers advice is that if you encounter a snake in your house or yard it is best that you leave it alone, and contact an experienced snake catcher. The vast majority of snake bites occur when people try to kill or catch a snake. If you need a snake relocated, it is best to monitor it closely from a safe distance and call your local snake catcher.

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Mens Shed Appreciation Thanks to Gordonvale Men’s Shed members Gill Cook and Jeff Hall for their assistance in helping us move house. We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you Gordon and Neta McMurray.

Gordonvale Police Opening Hours by Jess pieper Gordonvale Police wish to advise that the front office will be closed Monday 19/12/16 until Friday 13/01/17 and wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas. The police would like to thank the Gordonvale community for their assistance over the last twelve months and look forward to working with you in 2017.

Cairns Snake Catchers can be contacted on 0467 473 883

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Community Calendar Gordonvale Community Hub located @ 17-19 Cannon Street DECEMBER 3

Markets, Norman Park 7.30am – 12.00pm

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11 Babinda Christmas Wonderland Experience, 7pm–10pm $5, Babinda RSL Memoiral Hall

Judo receive funds and bring home medals Curtis Pitt recently congratulated the Cairns Southside Judo Club on receiving $13,690 from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. The club will use the funds to install a new sprung floor and purchase safety mats for their Gordonvale based club. Community based, not-forprofit organisations can apply for grants from $500 to $35,000. The fund offers four rounds per year. For more information or to apply visit www.justice.qld.gov.au and click on the Community Benefit Funding Programs link. In October, four members from Cairns Southside Judo Club along with their Sensei attended the Australian Kodokan Judo Association (AKJA) National Championships at Wollongong in NSW. The club had a successful trip bringing home two gold, one silver and one bronze medal. One of the clubs young members Hein, was also selected as an outstanding competitor on the day and won a Judo suit from one of the tournaments major sponsors Martial Arts Tatami.Results from the championships provided by Luke Ronlund – Sensei/Teacher, Cairns Southside Judo Club: • 7 year old Anneliese had 3 bouts in a mixed gender Under 7 yrs Under 23kg division to place 2nd. Anneliese weighted in at just 19.5 kg so her performance was all the more impressive being both mixed gender as well as being the lightest competitor in her division. • 9 yr old Cade had 4 bouts in the Boys U 9 yrs Under 36kg division to place 1st. On his way to winning gold, Cade won against a much more experienced young brown belt who was last years 2015 AKJA silver medallist and a local favourite. Cades throw for ippon was one of the tournaments finest. • 11 yr old Hein had 4 bouts in the Boys U11 yrs Under 39kg to place 1st. Hein won all his bouts by Ippon (full point), predominantly with throws. Many interstate coaches made positive comments on his standard of judo which was re-enforced with his additional outstanding participation award from the Tournament sponsors. • 12 year old Esa had 2 bouts in the Boys U13 yrs Under 40kg division to place 3rd. Weighing in at just 35 kg, Esa was both younger and significantly lighter than his opponents. He gave his absolute best and then some. With age and weight in mind, I believe his participation was exceptional.

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Term 4 ends

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12 Free mulch offer – Gordonvale Transfer Station

25 Christmas Day 26 Boxing Day (Public Holiday) 27 Boxing Day Holiday (Public Holiday) 31 New year’s eve (Public Holiday) JANUARY 1

New year’s Day (Public Holiday)

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23 Term 1 starts 26 Australia Day (Public Holiday) WEEKLY Mon Brownies 7-10 yrs 4pm-6pm – Guide Hut, Church St. Mon Guides 10-13 yrs 6.30pm-8.30pm – Guide Hut, Church St. Tue

Rangers 13-18 years 7pm-9pm – Guide Hut, Church St.

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NECK, JAW AND MORE Do you feel pain when you eat, yawn, laugh or talk? Jaw soreness and pain with mouth movement is not normal. It means there is a problem with the jaw joints or muscles. Symptoms include clicking, cracking and popping, headaches, ear discomfort, and changes in the way the teeth come together. The jaw joints are also known as the temporomandibular joints (TMJ). They connect with your jaw muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones and teeth. All are important for normal mouth opening, eating and talking. Problems that affect jaw joints and

muscles, called temporomandibular disorders (TMD), can have a variety of causes. Even simple activities, which most of us do not think about, can create jaw discomfort. These are not a part of normal jaw movement during the day, and include tooth clenching, fingernail biting and gum chewing. Clenching or grinding the teeth, wear due to aging, or a bad bite when the teeth do not align well can all cause TMD. More serious TMD symptoms can develop after motor vehicle collisions and sports injuries. Neck pain is bad enough; throw in jaw pain and it’s like adding insult to injury! Neck and jaw pain frequently appear together because the muscles from the neck run up into the lower jaw. Tightness in either area affects the other, so your jaw pain can literally become a neck. If any of these issues sound familiar please contact me so we can discuss how I may help you. Leave pain behind

and get on with enjoying life. Robyn is available by appointment only and home visits may be arranged if needed. Medical rebates are also available. Robyn is also at the Gordonvale markets every month.

LEST WE FORGET by JESS pieper At 5am on 11 November 1918, three German government representatives accepted the Armistice terms presented to them by an allied commander, General Foch of the French Army. The demands of the Armistice included the withdrawal of German forces to the east bank of the Rhine within 30 days, immediate cessation of warfare and the surrender of the German fleet and all heavy guns with no further negotiations until the signing of the peace treaty. The armistice became effective at 11am the same day, and as the guns fell silent on the Western Front in France and Belgium, four years of hostilities ended. The cease-fire was made permanent the following year when members of the Commonwealth and the League of Nations signed the Treaty of Versailles. People across the world celebrated the war's end. However celebrations were tempered by thoughts of the enormous suffering and loss of life resulting from the War.

As in previous years the Gordonvale community braved the heat with Remembrance Day commemorations being held at the cenotaph in Norman Park. Dave Chalk commenced the proceedings with the first address followed by the community wreath laying at the foot of the memorial. All local Gordonvale schools were involved with about 100 students attending to pay their respects. Many of the students were wearing poppies and some donned their ancestor’s medals to pay tribute to the fallen. The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day thanks to the poem “In Flanders Fields.” These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I and their brilliant red colour became a symbol for the blood spilled in the war. There was also a purple poppy presented in remembrance of all the animals that have fallen in action. The Remembrance Day ceremony ended with refreshments at the Gordonvale RSL for the Veterans and the community. Gordonvale never fails to deliver on these very important days.

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Council Conversations Whats happening around the region... Free mulch offer

Carols by Candlelight

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Location: Portsmith, Smithfield, Gordonvale and Babinda Transfer Stations Protect your garden this summer and take advantage of Council's free mulch giveaway. Take the opportunity to collect mulch for FREE at Council's Transfer Stations from 9 to 12 December 2016. Where and when; Portsmith Transfer Station, open 7 days, 8.30am to 5.15pmSmithfield Transfer Station, open MondaySaturday 7am to 5.15pm, Sunday 9am to 5.15pmGordonvale Transfer Station, open 7 days, 8.30am to 5.15pm Babinda* Phone 4044 3044 to register for collection dates.

Location: Fogarty Park, Cairns Esplanade Fireworks, singers, dancers, games and Santa! Bring your rug, chair and your best singing voice to one the biggest annual community events in Cairns. Carols by Candlelight attracts thousands of residents and visitors for a feast of Christmas cheer. The evening doubles as the major fundraiser for the Mayor's Christmas Cheer Appeal. Proceeds from the sale of merchandise goes towards the distribution of food hampers to around 700 local families who might otherwise go without on Christmas Day

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Cairns Christmas Lights Ride Gordonvale Carols in the park Fri 09 Dec 05:00pm Location: Norman Park, Gordonvale Markets from 5pm, St. Michael’s Choir from 6pm, Carols from 6:30, Santa arrives at 8:20. Raffle draws at 8:30

Babinda Christmas Wonderland Experience Fri 09 Dec 07:00 pm & Sat 10 Dec 02:00 pm Location: Babinda RSL Memorial Hall, School Street, Babinda. Contact: Karen Lacey 0413 132 173 Opening night of a fantasy wonderland as the Babinda RSL Memorial Hall which is transformed into a whimsical land of interactive sets and fantastic forests. With winter streetscapes, ice palaces and Aussie outback scenes, this is an event to bring the wonder and fun of Christmas to the whole family. There is also a chance you might meet Santa in his workshop. Entry is $5 per person with children under 3 admitted free. All proceeds go to the Babinda RSL.

Thu 15 Dec 05:00 pm Location: Starts & finishes at Cairns Esplanade Lagoon. The Christmas Lights Ride is a ride with a difference! This slow-paced ride is suitable for all ages, and is a wonderful opportunity to get together with family and friends as you cycle past some terrific local light displays. Add lights and bling to your bike, display your Christmas cheer with a wonderful ride outfit and understand that your efforts will make a big difference in the lives of FNQ families supported by Ronald McDonald House Charities. Entry: from $12 per individual or $36 for group of 4. How it works: Add lights to your bike and helmet. Arrive 20 minutes early to collect your rider rego plate. Attach your rider rego plate to your bike (cable ties will be provided).

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TAKING ENROLMENTS NOW FOR 2016 The Gordonvale Library celebrated with a morning tea and a cake on Friday the 11th of November for its closure due to refurbishments. The 62-year-old Gordonvale Library building will undergo a major refurbishment from next month to meet the growing needs of the community. The $623,000 upgrade of the Norman Street building, which doubles as a Council customer service centre, will deliver a more modern, efficient, and contemporary library facility and services to the Gordonvale community. The internal renovation will include the addition of a small meeting room, installation of self-serve facilities, upgraded technology and improved amenities and security. The library opened on 19 February 1954, replacing the old School of Arts, which was constructed in 1900. At the time, it was the main library for Mulgrave Shire Council and consisted of two outdoor reading rooms – one for adults and one for children. In 1996, a

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Council Customer Service Office, meeting room and Councillor Office were added but improvements to the library itself were not included. The library receives around 65,000 visitors a year and stocks more than 7500 items. A full closure is required for the refurbishment, starting on Friday 11 November. The library is expected to reopen in early March 2017. There will be a library kiosk available at the Gordonvale Community hub, Monday to Friday 14th-25th of November 10 am–6 pm (closed for lunch). This will be available for collection of holds and returns only. An afterhours returns box will also be available at the front of the community hub.

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Local Mens Sheds receive early Christmas bonus The Gordonvale and Edmonton Men’s Sheds have received a welcome preChristmas boost, in the form of $11,000 in funding from the Turnbull Government. Government Senator Ian Macdonald said the groups were well deserving of this muchneeded funding boost, with Gordonvale Mens Shed receiving $5,000, and Edmonton Mens Shed receiving $6,000. “The Gordonvale and Edmonton Mens Sheds do a terrific job in not only providing a range of activities and support for their members, they also play a significant role in building community capacity, which is so important in regional areas,” Senator Macdonald said. Senator Macdonald said Mens Sheds were an increasingly popular way for men to connect with their community – whether through a building project, a first aid workshop or a health awareness project. – that’s why I am such a huge fan of the concept,” Senator Macdonald said. “There are a range of activities men can take part in, and that is just one of many reasons why I am such a big fan of the concept.” The grants support the purchase of tools, equipment, community projects, training, building maintenance and development, and health improvement activities. Across the Kennedy electorate, Mens Sheds shared in more than $17,000 in this latest grants round, part of $400,000 in national funding to be distributed to 93 Men’s Sheds across the country.

Dad, is Masonry Some kind of religion? “No, it is not. Masons welcome men from every Religious denomination or creed”. Freemasonry (or Masonry) is the oldest and largest fraternity in the world. Its brings together men from all walks of life, for fellowship, the promotion of integrity, and good citizenship. It is not a substitute for church or religion, but it does require a belief in a Supreme Being as a prerequisite to membership. The fraternity urges its members to practice their own particular religious belief, as they see fit, in their daily lives. Masons are also very much involved in community service and charitable works, providing over a million dollars a day to help Masons and non-Masons alike. If you would like to know more, talk to a Mason, your questions will be welcome. Or contact the Secretary at PO Box 219 Gordonvale, 4865. Or email bill@winfields.com.au

The Australian Government has provided $5.1million (from 2016-17 to 2018-19) to the Australian Men’s Sheds Association (AMSA) to provide support and resources to new and existing Men’s Sheds, and to manage the National Shed Development Programme. Grants are competitive, with priority given to sheds in disadvantaged areas. Further rounds of funding will be available, and details can be found at www.mensshed.org. For more information on the application process, contact AMSA on 1300 550 009 or email amsa@mensshed.net.

PETS LOVE CHRISTMAS GIFTS TOO Especially those waiting for their forever homes in rescues and shelters across Cairns. We are asking people to spread some Christmas cheer this year to the animals in need. We have a Gift Giving Tree at The Feed Shop - all you have to do is place a gift under the tree, don’t forget to take a gift tag from the tree and write which shelter or rescue group you would like the gift to go to. We will make sure your gifts are delivered before Christmas Eve. Toys, treats and super soft bedding are all on the animals wish lists this year. The Gift Tree is in store Friday 18th November right up to Christmas Eve. Any gift you can give will be greatly appreciated.

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Picasso! By, Charlotte 5B Currently, my class and I are studying Pablo Picasso and one of his pieces, l’Acrobat for art class. We are remaking his art with our own touch. We call ours, ‘Les Danseur de Hip-hop’. To make this particular collage, we traced limbs from different Hip-hop dancer silhouettes. Then, we cut it out and glued it onto a background that we painted to make a new, abstract dancer. I enjoyed the process of making this and I am happy with my personal outcome because it is unusual and cool. Thanks to Miss Newman for teaching my class and I about Pablo Picasso.


Joe Ash  Travelling Salesman Robyn’s Real Estate Read Welcome to this month's Editorial of all things Real Estate. I would firstly like to wish all my clients and colleagues a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous Year ahead in 2017. The real estate market is still experiencing more properties on the market than this time last year however I am also seeing many interstate and overseas buyers relocating to our beautiful area and snapping up houses, units and acreages faster than I can list them. Herron Todd White released data last month regarding the Median House Price flattened to $394,800 - Sept. 16, which is 4.1% lower than 12 months ago and Units also remained flat at $221,900 in Sept. 2016, 0.6% higher than it was in Sept. 2015. Rental vacancies overall are still demonstrating a very tight rental supply that borders on stress levels for both units and houses with the market vacancy trend overall standing at 2.1%. Median rent has increased from $385 to $390 pw for houses, and from $275 to $285 pw for units. If you are thinking of either buying or selling over the Christmas/New Year Period I will be happy to help. If you would like to receive a Listing Checklist on how to maximize your selling price or are looking for a no obligation appraisal of your biggest asset in today's market please give me a call or email for an honest and confidential chat about your real estate needs. ROBYN HAWLEY-WHITTON M: 0488 071 007 E: robynhw@cpo.com.au

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(Information supplied by Mulgrave Settlers Museum) Joe Ash was a travelling salesman for the Brisbane firm of Allan and Stark. He visited Gordonvale once a year in the 1920’s as part of his territory, which must have included most of Queensland. He was what we used to call a “Flash Dresser”, very natty and neat. There was a Sample Room at the Central Hotel where Ash and other commercial travellers could show their wares to business houses and the general public. Later, Mrs Wren built a Sample Room at her house in Norman Street. Joe Ash would arrive by train with 15 big wicker baskets. Joe Cannon would back his dray into the gutter, which meant that the tailgate of the dray was only then 8 to 10 inches above the footpath. He would make up a timber ramp up to the back of the dray so the baskets could be wheeled down and into the sample room. Joe Ash took two or three days to put the sample room in display order and then he would be ready for business for the next two or three weeks. The townswomen and particularly the farmers’ wives would come in and order their yearly supplies of linen and that type of materials. Ash would put their orders down in a leather bound day book and put in an hour or two every night in his room at the Queens Hotel reentering the day’s entries in a huge order book. At the end of his stay Joe Cannon would bring the horse and dray back, rebuild the ramp, load up the 15 baskets and cart them back to the train to send Ash on his way to the next town. The Mulgrave Settlers Museum will be closing at 2pm on Saturday 10th December and re-opening on Monday 23rd January 2017 at 10:00am. Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

The Gordonvale Mens Shed Update

Some of the guys in front of some of the shed kit.

By the late Barron Baird ( recorded March 1980)

November into December has been a busy time for the Gordonvale Men’s Shed. Mid November the organisation finalised all the paperwork that will eventually lead to the signing of a 10-year lease for the Highleigh Road property. It is hoped that Santa will drop the lease off as an early Christmas present. A recent grant through the Australian Men’s Shed Association will provide tables and chairs, an urn, fridge and freezer for ‘THE SHACK’. Members hope to establish a homely feel in the house that will be used for meetings and other activities such as stained glass and framing. ‘THE SHOP’, or workshop space, will take a bit longer to establish. The Gordonvale Mens shed would also like to say thanks to Cazaly’s Community Fund for a donation as it has allowed the organisation to secure, dismantled and deliver on-site a display shed kit from a local shed supplier that is moving location. It was a matter of being at the right place at the right time and with the assistance of Cazaly’s it has put the organisation in a much better position to accomplish its goal of having ‘THE SHOP’ within the first twelve months. Initial advice given to members suggested it could take up to four years to get a functional Men’s Shed. And it became a challenge to get it sooner. The Gordonvale Mens Shed is still on the lookout for machinery to put into the workshop space. If you would like to help pleases contact Jeff: 40561525 or Gill: 0427310581 The organization is awaiting the outcome of an application to CBFP (Gambling Fund) to help out with the concrete slab and ‘THE SHOP’ erection costs. This decision is due shortly after Christmas.

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