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From the Editor...

ON THE COVER

2021 is finally here, and let us hope we can put 2020 behind us. As the COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out around the world, we must acknowledge those who have been affected by this pandemic. I am also grateful for the position we are in here in Queensland as we can go about our everyday lives with little impact. But we still need to be mindful of social distancing and following the directions as set out by the government.

“People keep telling me that I don’t look my age. But I do feel it. I don’t think I’ve got a secret to getting this far, I think I was just lucky, if you can call it that.”

This edition is lighter than usual due to the holiday period, and some of our readers and supporting businesses are away enjoying a well-deserved break.

– Edna Curr

On the cover is Edna Curr who recently celebrated her 100th Birthday. What a fantastic milestone and what a life. She spoke to us about the good times and the difficult times; I hope you enjoy reading the article.

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THIS MONTH

Wearable Work Of Art:

Dave and Adrienne Gow have created a unique venture with a wooden bowtie that you can wear for any occasion. Page 6

Straight To The Trophy Shelf:

Narangba Rangers’ Paul Walker has received recognition for his contribution to the club on a local and wider level. Page 10

The Special Olympics Moreton North are doing amazing things for our fellow community members with intellectual disabilities. For more than 25 years, they have provided a connection for their athletes to compete at local, state, national and even international levels. Special Olympics is a not-for-profit organisation with volunteers who go the extra mile to make a difference in someone's life. Read more on page 18. Take care and enjoy the break and lets all hope of a brighter year ahead.

Pens, Paper, Socks and Shoes:

Don’t leave everything to the last minute and start getting ready for Back to School now with our helpful tips, hints and advice. Page 12

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No Barriers:

Special Olympics Moreton North provide a safe and welcoming sporting environment for those in the community with an intellectual disability. Page 18

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IN BRIEF

2021 Community Champion Awards

Words: Nadia Chapman

Foodworks Burpengary is teaming up with Burpengary State School to create a 10-month competition for the local community.

To follow the community spirit, Foodworks Burpengary will collaborate with Burpengary State School, where their role involves the student leadership team.

The competition will focus on and reward entrants who have created the greatest impact in the community.

“The entries and nominations will be screened by us [Foodworks Burpengary], and then a final six entrants will be presented to the Burpengary State School leadership team. In accordance with conditions of entry, the leadership team will choose a winner,” Craig said.

CEO of Foodworks Burpengary, Craig Crowe said that any person can enter and nominate, but winning has slightly different rules. “To win, the nominated person must have done something to the betterment of the local community in their own time, without funding from any organisation.” The competition begins on February 1st, 2021 and ends on November 30th 2021, so there’s plenty of time for people to nominate and enter. The conditions of entry are quite simple, as someone other than themselves must nominate an entrant. “Entrants can also be nominated multiple times per month, but only once by any individual,” Craig said. Anybody over 16 years of age will be eligible to participate and nominate other members of the community. Now, I’m sure everyone is wondering what prizes they will reward to the winners–well, Burpengary Foodworks will be giving away a $200 voucher per month! The vouchers are not transferable into cash–however, winners can use them at any Foodworks store in the Moreton Bay Region.

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A school staff member will supervise the leadership team and will take part in the selection process each month. “We estimate this to take approximately one hour, and the school will have a week before the announcement to plan that time into their schedule,” Craig said. After choosing a winner, the leadership team will have the responsibility of writing up a brief statement that highlights why the group has chosen this entry as a worthy winner, and what effect this might have on our community. Craig says that this should ideally be the group’s thoughts, “which can display a greater understanding of community social standings and community spirit.” The group decision will be final, and no correspondence will alter this. After they decide, the winner will be announced and contacted as soon as possible. “At the end of the year, we will present a plaque to

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Burpengary State School to thank them for their participation in this program.” There are a few reasons behind the competition, with community spirit and participation at the forefront. Craig said that community spirit is a very important part of our society, especially during a global pandemic. “Because of COVID-19, we have seen both the good and the unacceptable behaviour of our community. We think that by involving future members of the community, it will go a long way to keep the Burpengary spirit alive.” The competition is backed by the National Foodworks Company and will receive marketing materials and heavy Facebook coverage, so there’s no need to worry about not being able to find out extra information on the competition. After they have chosen a winner, we will write a profile piece each month, here at Feature Magazine–which will introduce the winner to the community and why they won. With this monthly editorial, the community can keep up-to-date with the competition and learn a little more about our community. Burpengary Foodworks and Burpengary State School are starting a great inclusive activity that is open to everyone in the community, so look out for the first competition next month.

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Wearable Work Of Art

Words: Sheree Hoddinett

Imagine a cut of timber. Then picture a small piece of it in the shape of a bow tie taking pride of place adorning your neck. It’s different and unusual but for AusWood Bow Ties creators Dave and Adrienne Gow (Mr & Mrs Bow Tie), it works. Their quirky idea, which initially originated in the 1980s and then came back to life again in 2016, has now grown into a venture that also produces other pieces of creative timber work from their home base in Deception Bay. While the concept of a wooden bow tie is one that you may not have seen before, surprisingly it works. So where did it begin? The original idea came to fruition in the late 1980s in conjunction with a Frenchman named Christian Worth, who was based in Japan at the time while Dave and Adrienne were living in Christchurch. As with all good stories, they stumbled across their idea while out enjoying a few beverages. “We walked into a bar and there was a guy with a cloth bowtie on,” Dave says. “Christian pointed out the guy with the bowtie and asked, do you think we could make a wooden bowtie? I asked why on Earth would you want a wooden bowtie? But it turns out the Japanese are mad on things made with timber.” With the very first bowtie in hand, Dave talks candidly about how the process has evolved from the “rough” first effort to the well-loved and handcrafted pieces they have today. “When we first started making them, we were making them out of Rimu, recycled timber we had in New Zealand,” he says. “Christian would sell them in Japan and we made a few for friends but things happened, we had a young family and it fizzled out. “Fast forward to February 2016, our daughter was getting married in Christchurch, so we flew over for the wedding. I was walking my daughter down the beach aisle and there’s Daniel, the groom, wearing a wooden bowtie. He had found it in some old furniture and cleaned it up. I couldn’t believe it! So we

brought it back to Australia and decided to give it another go.” With determination, perseverance and a few different design ideas, their range has developed. Now they have the production down to about 1.5-2 hours per bowtie. “I do about half a dozen up to eight at a time, and then you find you’ve had enough of sanding,” Adrienne says. “Most of the work is in the sanding as there is a lot of fine detail work involved in each piece. To go from a lump of timber to a bowtie, there’s a large volume of work involved.” “We’re the only ones in Australia that handmake wooden bowties out of native wood,” Dave says. “We’ve made over 5000 bowties. Every single one has been touched by one of us. It is so much fun and nobody sells them like we do because we love them to bits. What we create is a wearable work of art.” Both Dave and Adrienne now have a very keen interest in woodwork and Australian timber. They have branched out with their

line of wooden pieces, thanks in part to COVID changing the dynamic of their buyers. The bottom level of their home is a hive of activity with timber stacked neatly, sanders ready to go and different creations taking shape across many tables. “Because of COVID, the overseas tourists who were very interested and bought a lot of our bowties, have dried up,” Dave says. “So we had to think about what else we could do. We started making bowls, spatulas, coasters, bookmarks, earrings, cufflinks, hair clips, necklaces and more.” “I don’t waste anything. I use a lot of the offcuts to make the smaller pieces,” Adrienne adds. “It’s amazing what you can turn a lump of timber into.” You’ll find AusWood Bow Ties at the Redcliffe Markets every Sunday. You can also follow them on Facebook @auswooden.


    

    

  

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A lot can happen in 100 years and Edna Curr is certainly testimony to that. Edna has endured more in her lifetime than any of us could ever imagine, but she soldiered on nonetheless and celebrated her 100th birthday on November 4, 2020. It’s a milestone not everyone reaches, but for Edna it was an occasion that was worthy of being marked with fuss and fanfare surrounded by family at Bolton Clarke’s Fernhill community in Caboolture. As the longest living member of her family and the first to reach the ripe old age of 100, Edna has well and truly earnt the title of family matriarch. To say that Edna’s had a tough life, is almost an understatement in itself. She was born on November 4, 1920 in Mount Beppo near Toogoolawah. Sadly, she was just 18 months old when her mother passed away so she was raised by her older sister Edie who had 11 children of her own. She grew up in and attended school in Mount Beppo eventually leaving the area. Edna has been married 3 times, to Ray Brown, Jack Sewell and Ray Curr, all 3 of which have passed away. She had 5 children, sadly two died in infancy, a third (a daughter) died at the age of 3 and she also lost an adult son to cancer, who had previously experienced both polio and a tumour at a young age. She still manages to show off a smile despite everything she has been through and exudes a life of determination and resilience. “I’m very tired,” she says with a cheeky grin. “But life has been tough, I’ve had a lot of troubles. I’ve been through illness and I’ve lost children, two of them as babies and my son died from cancer. It’s been hard. I’ve had a tough life but it’s kept me going.”

It’s when you first see Edna, that it’s hard to believe she’s actually a centenarian and she certainly doesn’t believe she has a somewhat “youthful” appearance. So, is there a secret to achieve a long life? “People keep telling me that I don’t look my age,” she says. “But I do feel it. I don’t think I’ve got a secret to getting this far, I think I was just lucky, if you can call it that.” Edna’s room at Fernhill features an assortment of family photos, some old (of the black and white variety) and some new featuring the younger members of her family. There’s also a large stack of cards as a memento to her birthday. She was even lucky enough to receive cards from the Australian Governor General and the Queen. She even vaguely recalls when the Queen took the throne. “I’ve seen a lot over the years,” Edna says. “So much has happened in the world, some good, some bad. There’s been many wars, droughts and sicknesses. “I’ve also travelled too. I’ve lived in both Queensland and New South Wales and I’ve been overseas to Canada.” Although located on the Gold Coast, Edna’s son Bob, makes the trek to Fernhill to visit his mother on a regular basis. She doesn’t say too much about him but her eyes light up when she mentions his name. “Bob is a good son,” she says quietly. “He lives a bit far away but he comes to see me every couple of weeks.” Bob knows a lot about his mother’s life, the good, the bad and the ugly, but even he couldn’t imagine some of what his mother has experienced in her time. “For someone who’s pretty much outlived 3 husbands, had 2 children die as babies and a daughter at the age of 3 and then a son who had polio and later died from cancer, from a family point of view, she didn’t have a good run,” Bob says. “She’s a tough cookie – my youngest son used those words to describe her.” Bob also speaks very highly of his younger sibling, Geoffrey, who also endured a bit of

a rough life. From polio at a young age to a tumour in his kidney and then passing away from cancer at 65. “He was a good musician, did all the stuff that all musicians do naturally,” he says. “But he came from a muso living the life to a position of respect within the government and I know my mother is very proud of him. “He had his bad times but he lifted himself above that and was well respected at the time of his death.” Knowing his mother experienced tough times in her life, Bob also recalls many good moments over the years. “Growing up our house was always spotless, we were always fed and my mother also worked as well,” he says. “She had a job at a place called Anthony Horden’s, they were the “it” store in Sydney. She was well respected in that job. “But another memory that was typical of my mother. When she was around the age of 90, she had to have a knee operation. I came up to visit her and the day before the operation there she was in the backyard, which was a grassed area going up to tiles and she was digging with a spade making a nice edge around the tiles. All this the day before an operation. “But one of the nicest things involves my wife. My mother loves her. She’s said I wish I had a daughter but you are my daughter, not my daughter-in-law.” Even though life for Edna hasn’t been one full of glowing highlights, Bob still speaks highly of his mother describing her as very much her own person and someone who kept on going even when life kept throwing her curveballs. “I think sometimes that’s the reason,” Bob says of his mother reaching 100 despite her rough life. “If you’re tough and you persevere, otherwise you’d throw in the towel. She’s been through more than most of us have or ever will. She’s done so well for someone who’s had a tough life.”

Some amazing things which have happened during Edna’s life to date: The world’s population has grown from around two billion to over 7.8 billion. Technology has advanced from the first televisual image to the invention of the internet, smart phones and social media. Inventions from bubble gum to penicillin, personal computers to animal cloning have been transpired. World firsts such as breaking the sound barrier, human spaceflight, DNA fingerprinting and Bitcoin have been achieved. Premieres from the first talking movie, animated movies, Sesame Street and DC Comics hero Superman occurred.


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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Straight To The Trophy Shelf

Words: Sheree Hoddinett

Photos: contributed

For Paul Walker, the year 2020 has definitely wrapped up on a high note. The dedicated Narangba Rangers Rugby League Football Club board member and volunteer has been recognised for his contribution to the club locally and further afield. Walker was named club Volunteer of the Year for the Rangers and adding to this unexpected accolade, he was also awarded Rugby League Brisbane’s Volunteer of the Year. Although grateful for the recognition, Walker doesn’t feel it’s needed, admitting he does what he does for the club he loves being part of.

normal season to a strictly run one changed the dynamic at the club. It meant Walker spent a lot more time volunteering than before. His efforts to help keep the club running saw him awarded accordingly.

Playing rugby league hasn’t been on the agenda for Walker for many years, but it was something that remained in his blood. Joining the Rangers (10 years ago) was an easy decision when it came time for his son to start playing the sport.

“I don’t think any volunteer does what we do for awards or recognition. A job needs doing so you get in and do it. If the toilets need cleaning, you go and clean them. If the field needs line marking you go and do that, somebody’s got to do it. I’ll go shopping for the canteen, I’ll pick up sporting equipment when we buy it. I wouldn’t ask someone to do something I’m not prepared to do myself. It’s all for the kids, everything we do at the end of the day is for the kids.

“I played as a young fella and did schoolboy representative footy…I got a lot of enjoyment out of it,” Walker said. “I originally played for Pine Rivers (down at Petrie) as a junior, then we moved to Narangba about 10 or 11 years ago and we absolutely love the area. “When it came time for my son to expel some built-up energy, we found the football club and joined him up and haven’t looked back since. It’s a family affair at the club with Walker’s son in the under 16’s and wife Karen club secretary and manager for their son’s team. Their daughter, who is a registered nurse, has always helped with background duties and now utilises her nursing skills to assist with strapping and other injuries.

“It really touched me that people actually see what you do. I said in one of my speeches that I hope more people volunteer because there’s so much enjoyment that comes out of it without recognition and awards.” Walker is a humble recipient and says he works alongside a very active committee.

“We’re pretty much sewn into the fabric down there,” Walker says. “I get a lot of enjoyment out of it. Your kid turns into a team, a team turns into the whole club, and you get a lot of joy helping kids all over the place. The big smiles on their faces and progressing through the ranks.”

“Our president, Emmett Bailey, he’s definitely a hands-on president,” Walker says. “We work really closely together, we’re there side-by-side, a lot of the hours I do so does he. He’s a really good bloke and what he does is for the club is amazing.”

There’s no denying that 2020 was an unusual year, especially for our local sporting teams. When COVID-19 ramped up, no one knew if any sport would get up and running. Walker says the Rangers formed a COVID committee and worked out a plan because they didn’t want the kids to miss out on a season if there was a chance they could play.

So what’s next for the Rangers?

Being given the green light to take the field was a big sigh of relief for the Rangers’ 21 teams (close to 300 players) from under 6’s up to men’s opens. The change from a

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“With COVID this year, it put a lot more pressure on us to be at the club more to ensure everyone was sticking to the plans we had put in place,” Walker says.

“We’re trying to get a girls team together for the first time, so we’re really pouring energy into that,” Walker says. “Through the State Government and Shane King we’re also getting a new amenities block built on our second oval. We’re looking at a new scoreboard too and for the first time in the club’s history night games are on the agenda for next season as well.”

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EDUCATION

Pens, Paper, Socks and Shoes Words: Sheree Hoddinett

It’s January, and what does that mean? Back to School! Don’t panic, yet. But it’s that time again, and the countdown is on to get ready for another school year. For some, this may be your first time with a child at school. It’s new, different and possibly even confusing. Whether it’s your first time or your fifth time, you’re probably thinking how or where do you even start to tackle the mountain of things to get ready? You need to organise books, uniforms, bags, pens and pencils, socks and shoes and that’s just a few things. Plus, everything needs to be named as well. If you haven’t started already (and I know you’re out there), here are a few tips, hints and tricks that may just help you get started and hopefully ready for the first day of the school year.

Books and pencils

Let’s start with stationery. If you haven’t placed a stationery order by now, it might be time to get a wriggle on. Some of the best places to go, if you aren’t ordering direct through your school – or your cut-off date is long since expired – is actually closer than you think. • Check out your nearest local newsagent for all stationery bits and pieces. • If you want bigger – Officeworks is one way to go. If you provide a copy of your booklist online, they can fill it for you. You can also choose your own items online and either collect them or have them home delivered. Your other option is to collect instore. Some of the nearest Officeworks stores include North Lakes and Morayfield. • The School Locker Superstore in North Lakes also cover a wide range of stationery items. • Another option is to buy your own items straight from the big guns – Kmart, Target and Big W. You can Click and Collect or have things home-delivered, but make sure you order it with time to spare.

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If I’ve learnt anything in the two years since having a child start at school, is that book covers are amazing! If you want to contact your books, go ahead but to save on time, book covers are the way to go! And yes they come in scrapbook and small book sizes too! Get everything as early as possible because if you leave it too late, things do sell out. Book packs organised through your school are super convenient. If you missed the cut-off, remember this option for the next school year. If your school has a Facebook page, keep an eye out for anyone selling unused items or second-hand options like a dictionary. This can save you a few dollars as well. Name label stickers. These come in multiple sizes and are great for naming books, lunch containers/drink bottles and even pencils! Follow or get on email lists for name label companies and order what you need when they have specials or a sale. Sew/iron-on name labels are also great for hats, bags, jackets and jumpers.

Uniforms • • •

If you want to buy brand new uniforms, go for it. But don’t leave it until right before school starts. You may miss out on the size you need. The same timeline rules apply when looking for shoes. Don’t leave it too late and check out all the usual suspects - The Athlete’s Foot, The School Locker, Big W, Target, Kmart, Spendless Shoes, Rebel, Foot Locker, Williams and more. Check to see if your school has a second-hand uniform page and keep an eye out for bargains as most parents sell towards the end of/beginning of each term.

Packing lunches

This is more for those sending their little ones for the first time, but in case you need a refresher: • Check if your school has any rules on certain foods due to allergies (nuts, eggs and dairy rules do apply to some schools). • Pack a mixed variety of foods that you know your child will eat. If in doubt, ask them what they want and use a bit of common sense based on their answer. • Pack things they can open themselves! • Be prepared in those first few weeks for the food to come home again as they navigate the new timetable with food breaks and adjusting to how long they have to eat and play.

First-timers

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If it’s your first time sending a preppie off on the start of their schooling journey, stay strong and be excited for them. You can expect a few tears, could be theirs or yours! Or both! So pack a few tissues. Remember to allow time for that obligatory first-day photo. Try to do it at home but also at school if you have time. They will be tired in the first and last couple of weeks each term and probably behave accordingly. It will be hard for everyone!

As the countdown narrows towards the finish line (first day), you’ll hear the collective sigh of parents who have busily been preparing for this moment. Good luck!

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HEALTH + WELLNESS Moreton All Body Care

New Years Resolutions

Words: Natasha Gunston, Exercise Physiologist

How to make your new year's resolutions to exercise stick! By Natasha Gunston, Accredited Exercise Physiologist Each year we find ourselves starting off the year with good intentions, maybe hitting the gym hard for the first week of the year and then by Australia day we have completely fallen off the bandwagon. Does this sound all too familiar? Have you gone too hard and caused yourself to be too sore, caused injury and "scared" yourself away from exercise. Well, let's break it down and give you a few tips to enable you the best possible success to your 2021 New years exercise resolution. Understand and develop a reason why exercise is beneficial to you. Exercise has 100's of different physical and mental health benefits, so find something specific to you and your current position. Did the GP say your cholesterol is too high? Well, exercise can help lower your cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of a heart attack- sounds like a pretty good reason

to me! Maybe it is being able to stay active with the grandkids, the reason needs to be personal and specific to you, if the goal isn't a priority to you then you are going to be less inclined to continue in the long term. Understand why it hasn't worked in the past and what is causing you to stick to old habits. Just because you may have failed before, doesn't mean you will continue to fail, look at it more like a step towards your goal by learning from past mistakes or barriers. Think about why it didn't work and reassess your goal, maybe it is too big and hasn't been broken down or needs to be slightly scaled back. If you haven't been able to complete 30mins of exercises continuously, especially on busy days at work, try breaking it down to 10min sessions broken up to 3 times a day- before work, on a lunch break and after work. Dream Big and get those around you involved. With perseverance, hard work, encouragement and support you can not only achieve a big goal that means a lot to you but also help inspire those around you who might be lacking confidence or the drive to achieve this. Get people involved in your goal and support others to achieve their goals, a buddy support system has been proven to help keep adherence to exercise.

steps and strategies to how you can achieve this. Make a list and tick things off as you achieve them, its proven that ticking things off the list gives you that sense of accomplishment and motivates you to continue. Reward yourself with the small goals along the way, whilst still keeping the big goal in mind. Remember, any activity is better than none, so if you can only squeeze a 10min exercise session in, feel grateful for that and maybe tomorrow aim for slightly longer. Health changes are often incremental, so encourage yourself and acknowledge your success as you tick off small steps on the road to the big goal. If you are still stuck and lacking knowledge of where to start, look into specialised exercise prescription, advice and goal setting, look at booking an appointment with an Accredited Exercise Physiologist to help kick start your exercise program and help keep you adherent to your goal!

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Summer Thongs And Arch Pain

Words: Helen Woodward, Podiatrist

Now that the warmer weather is upon us it's time that we Queenslanders typically trade our snuggly uggs boots and sneakers for thongs and summer sandals. As the humidity increases and we're spending more time out in the sun, at the beach, you might notice a few changes in your feet. Rough, dry skin around your heels, increased sweating and sometimes, arch pain. During the warmer months, we typically see an increase in patients attending our clinic complaining of aching, tight arches or sore and tired feet. Arch pain comes in many different forms, but one thing that all Podiatrists can agree on is that the standard summer, flat, rubber thong doesn't help the problem! Thongs, whilst great for breathability and convenience, offer little else to us in terms of support, cushioning or structure. They are highly flexible and lack a rigid shank in the sole, which means our feet don't have any structure or guidance to control the motion of carrying our body weight whilst moving. They also aren't very secure to the foot, ever notice that slapping sound you make when wearing them?? This means that our toes and arches actually work harder to try and keep the shoe secure to our feet when we're

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walking. Finally, they often have little to no cushioning component to them, meaning they absorb shock poorly and don't help us reduce the load through our bodies. All of these factors can lead to an increase in stress through the feet and resultant arch pain. Some great alternatives to the 'traditional' summer thong that I recommended to a lot of my patients include; Archies thongs - these ones are probably the closest in appearance to the standard thong but with a few extra benefits including additional arch support and heel cushioning. The Vionic Wave thong is another good option, this one similarly has a built-in arch, full length cushioning and wide straps made of soft material to reduce friction and rubbing on the skin. Lastly, my personal favourite, the Birkenstock made with a cork sole that contours to the individual shape of your feet the more you wear them. Birkenstocks also come in a few different models. They have great double strap sandal options, helping keep the shoe securely attached to your foot. If you're experiencing any arch pain or general aching in your feet or want a little assistance with understanding which shoes are right for your needs, seek out your local podiatrist. They'll be happy to help!

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Summer Daze Words: Susanne Jones, Just Better Care

With the warmer months comes the temptation to spend time in the sun. But with fun in the sun, comes the increased risk of sun damage and skin cancer. Rates of skin cancer in Australia are high. According to SunSmart, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. We have one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world. A spot on your skin may seem unsuspecting, but skin cancer is serious. Each year, about 2,000 Australians die from skin cancer. But the good news is that almost all types of skin cancer are preventable, and it’s never too late to use sun protection to reduce your risk. As we get older, our risk of skin cancer increases, with most skin cancers diagnosed in people over the age of 45. The important message is for everyone – regardless of age – to understand their skin cancer risk.

A Ray Of Sunshine

Words: LaBella Day Spa and Clinic

Hi everyone, as promised this month we will talk about the sun and its Ultraviolet radiation. Ultraviolet radiation sounds scary, but it is how the sun sends energy to the earth. This energy sustains life on earth, brings about weather patterns and is essential for our daily life. It also brings nourishment to the ground and makes plants grow, which is vital for food and oxygen. Without the sun’s energy, the earth would be an ice-coated, lifeless ball. This energy is sent in a few different ways: infrared radiation that you can see and feel, and some that you can’t see and feel. There are three different types of UV rays -UVA -UVB -UVC

When it comes to sun protection, it’s the UV you need to be mindful of, not the temperature outside. UV, or ultraviolet radiation, is a type of energy produced by the sun. You can’t see or feel UV and won’t notice the damage until it’s too late.

UV radiation can be absorbed by the DNA and has the potential to alter it, leading to changes in the ability of the DNA to function properly, depleting the capacity to produce molecules responsible for balancing the systemic immune response of our body. The body will have trouble to track down and destroy malignant cells, consequently skin carcinogenesis, skin cancer. The longwave radiation characteristic of UVA not only can penetrate the atmosphere but also our skin deeper, in fact, UVA can penetrate the dermal layer of the skin, where live precious proteins such as collagen and elastin that are responsible for our youthful appearance. Previous articles have talked about how UVA activates the release of collagenase and elastane enzymes that break down the Collagen and Elastin fibres, causing ageing. The tricky thing with UVA is that it does not hold heat, so it doesn’t cause sunburn making it very hard to determine when we have had too much of it.

In the summer months, our skin can burn in as quickly as eleven minutes. It’s damage that’s permanent, it can’t be undone. But there is good news; sun protection at any age will stop more damage from adding up. Consider these tips to help you be safe in the sun this summer: • To find sun protection times visit the Bureau of Meteorology • Slip on clothing that covers as much skin as possible • Slop on SPF30 (or higher) broadspectrum, water-resistant sunscreen • and re-apply every two hours • Slap on a broad-brimmed hat • Seek shade where you can • Slide on sunglasses

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The other UV radiation that is worthy of talking about is UVB. This radiation holds heat and therefore, can burn the skin.

As you can see from the above picture, the UVC is absorbed by the atmosphere, it does not reach the earth, so we don’t have to worry about UVC. In contrast, UVA is longwave radiation that penetrates the atmosphere and is constantly present on the earth, meaning that it is present from sunrise to sunset, as long you see light UVA rays are there. UVA has the same intensity all year round, its strength is the same in winter and in summer, and it doesn’t matter if it is sunny or cloudy, UVA is still there.

Contrary to UVA, UVB radiation present on earth is variable depending on latitude, altitude, seasons, and time of the day. They are stronger between 11am to 3pm, in summer but also present on cloudy days. Also, UVB rays are short wave radiation so they can only penetrate the epidermal layer of the skin. In addition to nasty sunburn that nobody likes, UVB can also cause sun cancer and skin aging.

This is a type of radiation that we want to get to know a bit more because it has an impact on our skin and on overall health.

Ask Monica! Do you have a beauty question that needs answering? Email Monica via editor@ featuremagazine. com.au

As we mentioned in last month’s article, this impact can be either negative or positive. We are all aware of the negative effect of UV radiation in promoting skin cells to mutate. Still, it also is worth considering the effect that UV has on our immune system. UV exposure triggers immunosuppression, and this is what actually plays a key role in

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LOCAL SPORTS

No Barriers Friendship, fun and the opportunity to compete in a chosen sport on a variety of levels is a big part of what Special Olympics Moreton North (SOMN) is all about. Many people with an intellectual disability find it difficult to be a part of a mainstream sport or sporting team for so many reasons. With that in mind, SOMN provides sports for people living with an intellectual impairment for social and sporting inclusion. This includes athletes diagnosed with Down Syndrome, Acquired Brain Injury, those on the Autism Spectrum, general intellectual impairment and more. With more than 80 members, ranging in age from 8 to 40 years, SOMN is kicking goals across the community in more ways than one. For more than 25 years, SOMN has provided a connection for their athletes to compete at local, state, national and even international levels. Originally known as the Redcliffe region, it was changed 6 years ago by Special Olympics Australia to fit in with local council parameters. SOMN falls under the umbrella of Special Olympics Queensland, Special Olympics Australia, and Special Olympics International. SOMN Sports Coordinator Dolores Richardson says it’s a rewarding organisation to be involved in. “SOMN is providing unique opportunities for people with disabilities and providing the platform to have equal opportunities they may not normally have,” she says. “Each athlete joins Special Olympics for different reasons, and all are respected in their decision of how much they want to train and compete in their chosen sports and/or join in social events.”

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For a small fee, athletes can choose which sports they wish to be a part of including: • Swimming • Basketball • Soccer • Athletics • Cricket • Ten Pin Bowling • Table Tennis • Golf Some athletes also attend Equestrian, Tennis, Winter Sports, Gymnastics and Powerlifting training independently and are supported by SOMN, as these are recognised Special Olympic Sports. It’s already shaping up to be a big year in 2021 for SOMN, with the region set to host the Queensland State Games. “Moreton North is fortunate to be hosting the Queensland State Games in March, which will highlight our region’s facilities and support the greater community as well,” Dolores says. “Athletes choose whether they want to just attend training, compete in regular competitions/meets and attend State Games. From the State Games, athletes are selected for the National Games, and from these selections are made for the World Games. “SOMN is immensely proud to have athletes that fit into each of these categories, and every athlete’s contribution is valued by all. In the past, we have had representatives in all sports at local competitions, State, National and World Games.” While COVID certainly slowed the entire world down in 2020, SOMN worked out a way to keep the interaction going for everyone.

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“Participants were invited to share how they spent their time in isolation through social media,” Dolores says. “This resulted in community building and support during isolation for their community.” But it seems there’s more to this highly proactive group. Not only do they ensure those in the community with an intellectual disability have the chance to participate in sport on their own terms, but they also have an Athlete Leadership Program. This program allows participants to be mentored to increase their ability in public speaking, community engagement and have opportunities to practice these at various functions throughout the year. “Social events are well attended and provide not only athletes but also families and carers to connect, renew or form new friendships and most of all have fun,” Dolores says. “On top of this, the friendships made between athletes, parents and carers means that social events such as going to the movies, dinners and barbecues - outside of SOMN organised events - increase our social circle that we all know can become somewhat smaller in some situations. “Special Olympics is a family. A family where support, understanding, compassion and love is not only given to athletes, but to parents, carers and siblings in a nonjudgemental environment.” Special Olympics is a not-for-profit organisation with volunteers a driving force behind their success. If you would like to become involved with SOMN, either as an athlete or volunteer, you can visit their Facebook page or email moretonnorth. secretary@specialolympics.com.au.

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MARINE & AUTO

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Quintrex 420 Renegade Review The Quintrex 420 Renegade is a blank canvas awaiting you to add your every desire. The floor is flat and comfortably carpeted, allowing easy movement around the boat and a small raised casting platform will appeal to lure chucker’s. It allows them the necessary height to see ahead of the boat and identify fish on a flat or among structure. It also aids the pinpoint casting, necessary for such pursuits. The gunwales are wide and will allow placement of any number of fishing rod holders or additions like a downrigger. The 420 Renegade comes with four rod holders anyway as a standard offering. Certainly enough to get you started. A roto-moulded plastic tub is recessed into the bow for the anchor and ropes. There is a cleat standard to tie off to and a bow roller to maintain the line over the front of the boat. If you elect to add a bow-mounted electric (the plate is an option but we always include) you can store the battery in the compartment under the front casting deck, bringing weight forward in the boat. Some competitors only offer one hatch, but on the Quintrex 420 Renegade, they employ a fourhatch design, ensuring you can reach every corner. There is a false floor to ensure gear stays clear of bilge. Two side pockets keep small bits and pieces within reach and are also quite wide. At the rear of the 420 Renegade is another casting platform which hides a compartment for the fuel tank in the starboard corner. On the

opposite side is a live bait tank, with a tackle box storage compartment. The central hatch in the platform hides a battery compartment with box standard. Access to the bilge pump and bait tank pump is also located here. If you elect for the 420 Renegade SC, the side console is small and doesn’t impede space onboard. It has a glove box and a void allowing an esky to be stored in front. The grab rail over the console is sturdy as expected with a boat built to this level of quality. The seats are pedestal style with different options for functionality or comfort. Regardless of what you choose, Brisbane Yamaha rig up four spigots offering you plenty of placement options. The Renegades have optional 5 stage paint in a variety of colours. Most commonly picked is white and you can add a wrap if desired. Power The test boat was rigged with a Yamaha F40, forty horsepower engine. Quintrex quotes a maximum of 50 horsepower on the 420 Renegade, and this would offer exceptional performance. The F40 is still a peaky option that gets the boat to speed and on the plane in short order, especially when working with the famous Quintrex Blade Hull. On the day of the boat test, we measured a top speed of between 42 and 48 km/h depending on the configuration. That was with two people on board.

The Yamaha F40 comes with Yamaha’s proprietary corrosion-resistant aluminium construction, and the Tiller version runs the Variable Trolling Control allowing you to control trolling speed in small increments. Performance Renegades ride on Quintrex’s Blade Hull. It is a stretch formed build that allows Quintrex to form a sharp entry that flattens out at the transom. There is a semi reverse chine for stability and running strakes that add strength and direction. There is no doubt that this hull is a beauty. It cuts through the water and throws it aside as it goes. Spray is deflected down and away from the boat. It is very dry, and the ride is softer than you’d expect. It is so capable; I would happily consider offshore duties in the 420 Renegade in the right conditions. It is very confident cornering too with a smooth ride and no harsh bouncing midcorner. The 3.0mm bottom and sides add to the hull’s performance. You know with those numbers, it’s as tough as nails too. When you pull up to fish, you will also appreciate the stability of the Blade Hull. Front to back and side to side, it’s enormously capable. Tow Vehicle At around 750 kilograms you can tow the Quintrex 420 Renegade with almost any small vehicle. It is a perfect size and package to have anyone considering a larger, more expensive car to rethink their plans and buy a boat and smaller car for the same money.

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detailed carving and painted flowers… again, at his request. If this was going to be his new home, he wasn’t going to spend his time trapped in some lifeless box. He was going to decorate. He was going to add colour. He was going to add life. Just like he did for me. Added colour. It’s seeing the coffin which overwhelms me. I feel my son’s arm clasp around my leg, as an attempt at comfort, but he might as well be laughing, for all the help it does. Of course, I love that he tried, and I hug him back fiercely.

He’s dead. He’s dead. He’s dead, and it’s impossible to believe. No more of his smiles, his jokes, his affection, his intelligence… I’ll miss everything about the man, and the worst part is that I’m not allowed to show it. “Mummy?” My son looks at me with concern. “Yes, sweetie?” “Are you okay?” It’ll never cease to amaze me how much children understand. People have told me, incessantly, that he’s young enough to not be too affected by what’s occurred. To not really understand that he’ll never see his father again. Truth is, I think he understands better than I do. “Mum?”

I realise that I haven’t responded. “Yeah. I’m okay. Thank you for asking,” I smile, and say in a ‘proud mother’ voice, but I don’t think he buys it. Maybe I just suck at acting. But it’s kind of impossible to pretend to be okay when your husband died so young. The music begins, the terrible bagpipes that he insisted be played at his funeral echoing in the cathedral. “If I’m dead, you all have to suffer,” he joked, and it would leave me perplexed. How could he joke around with such a harrowing disease wracking his body, slowly shutting down all his vital organs? But further, how could he think I wouldn’t be suffering without him here? I feel all those people around me stand, and I follow, too lost in my thoughts to truly know or care what is going on. The tears in my eyes are obscuring my vision somewhat, but I can still make out enough to see the men walk in, with the coffin.

A REPUBLIC….YES OR NO?

lmost to the day twentyRichard Lancaster one years ago, Cryptic Critic we voted 55% to 45% not to amend the Constitution and to allow Australia to become a republic, with a President nominated by Parliament. In doing so, I believe we escaped a bullet, given the extraordinary powers given to the President of our closest ally, the United States and the incumbent’s subsequent abuse of such powers. In making that statement, I am not suggesting that we would necessarily get a Donald Trump replica as President. However, I am stating that the power given to that occupant in the United States White House, should not be replicated here. The then US Congress some 232 years ago unanimously gave George Washington immense power, which has carried on down the years, until now. Trump, unlike most of his predecessors, has, in my opinion, thoroughly abused that power. During his 4 year tenure, he has behaved and acted like a cross between King Henry the eight and a modern-day dictator of a third world country. Therefore I say, we don’t want an Australian given that sort of power.

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It isn’t just a reminder that he’s dead. The patterns on the box serve to remind me what I’ll be missing for the rest of my life, of the person that he was in life. Always trying to make people happy, to improve the lives of those around him. It’s ironic, then, that my last memory of him will be filled with such sadness. The congregation files out, and my mother takes her grandson out of the chapel, leaving me alone in the room. I walk slowly to the box, each step seemingly taking an age to complete. But eventually I reach it and lay my hand out on the top. Will I ever move on? Probably. But not right now. Right now, I’ll do what I need to. And so, before turning my body on his coffin, I lay my lips on the wood, hoping that the message of love somehow gets through to him.

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Unfortunately, there’s nothing that anyone could do to distract me. Because the sight of the eternal wooden house has made everything far too real. Now my brain won’t allow me to drift along, as if in a dream. No, I’m forced to pay attention, forced to sit and stare at it, at the corpse I imagine inside the closed casket.

Conversely, Queen Elizabeth is head of Australia and little is known of the power she can wield if she chooses to. She can sack the prime minister and dismiss the government, sack the public service, declare a state of emergency, without consultation. She can declare war on another country [the armed services are under her command]. She can disband the army and sell all of the naval ships [as she commands them all]. She can disobey the laws of Australia [as they are her laws]. She can refuse to give evidence in Court [as they are her Courts]. She can give out as many honours, peerages and knighthoods, without any consultation and she can drive in Australia, without a licence if she chooses! Fortunately, the Queen has chosen to act with decorum and not to abuse her power.

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22 0515 1205

2.05 0.80 1659 2.00 FR 2336 0.46

23 0536 1147

8 0014 0702

0.55 2.37 1345 0.70 MO 1912 1.76

23 0002 0648

8 0540 1232

2.23 0.78 1803 1.67 MO

23 0457 1146

8 0055 0715

0.70 2.30 1355 0.56 TH 1945 2.00

23 0615 1300

0615 2.22 1233 0.75 SA 1806 1.92

24 0633 1258

0119 0800 TU 1444 2012

0.50 2.48 0.59 1.82

24 0101 0738

0001 0647 TU 1336 1912

0.69 2.33 0.66 1.78

24 0605 1251

0148 0800 FR 1433 2025

0.62 2.32 0.52 2.11

24 0058 0708

10 0036 0715

25 0042 0723

10 0215 0848

0.43 2.55 1532 0.53 WE 2102 1.89

25 0153 0822

10 0112 0743

0.61 2.41 1426 0.57 WE 2004 1.90

25 0030 0700

10 0232 0837

0.57 2.31 1507 0.49 SA 2100 2.19

25 0156 0756

11 0132 0810

26 0130 0807

11 0303 0931

26 0241 0904

11 0207 0829

1

2 0508 1144

5

6 0242 0836 7

8 0507 1111 9

0.41 2.38 1346 0.67 SU 1912 1.88

0.36 2.52 MO 1449 0.58 2013 1.86

0.43 2.49 SA 1834 0.57

MARCH

FEBRUARY

Time m The event

0.37 2.51 0.61 1.81

0429 1104 FR 1745 2309

Medium,

Time

1.85 0.52 SU 1225 2.38 1908 0.62

1.83 0.63 MO 1300 2.25 1942 0.65 1.81 0.76 TU 1335 2.12 2018 0.68

1.79 0.89 WE 1416 1.97 2101 0.70 1.80 0.99 TH 1507 1.84 2152 0.71 1.85 1.04 FR 1610 1.73 2250 0.70

1.96 1.00 1719 1.68 SA 2348 0.66

2.09 0.91 SU 1823 1.68

0.60 2.22 1353 0.81 MO 1917 1.71 0.52 2.34 TU 1442 0.72 2006 1.77

0224 0.32 0215 0900 2.61 0848 difficulty rating 0.46) 1545 0.52 TU WE 1526 2108 1.86 2050

12

27

0.45 2.44 0.65 1.82

1205 2.54 MO 1845 0.49

2 0029 0630 3

5

9

0.39 2.57 TH 1615 0.51 2145 1.94

1103 2.60 MO 1739 0.39 2328 2.24

0606 0.62 TU 1219 2.21 1848 0.60

2.00 0.74 WE 1250 2.07 1918 0.64

2 0538 1143

1.96 0.86 TH 1325 1.91 1955 0.70

3

1.92 0.98 FR 1408 1.75 2040 0.77

1.90 1.06 SA 1511 1.61 2142 0.82

5

1.93 1.05 SU 1633 1.56 2255 0.81

2.04 0.96 MO 1753 1.59

7

0.74 2.17 1328 0.83 TU 1856 1.68

0.63 2.31 WE 1417 0.72 1946 1.80 0.52 2.44 1501 0.62 TH 2033 1.91 0.42 2.54 FR 1543 0.53 2117 2.02

9

1115 2.22 TU 1735 0.52 2337 2.20

0.64 2.10 WE 1801 0.55 2.18 0.74 TH 1211 1.96 1830 0.61 2.13 0.84 FR 1244 1.81 1900 0.70

2.07 0.95 SA 1325 1.67 1940 0.80

2.00 1.02 SU 1424 1.55 2037 0.88

1.98 1.02 MO 1554 1.50 2159 0.91 2.03 0.94 1724 1.58 TU 2321 0.84

2.15 0.81 WE 1830 1.72 0.71 2.30 1343 0.67 TH 1923 1.88

12

27

MEDIUM

2 0043 0714 3

5

9

1141 1.84 FR 1749 0.60

2.26 0.82 SA 1215 1.73 1821 0.69

2.19 0.90 SU 1258 1.62 1900 0.79

2.12 0.95 MO 1357 1.55 1954 0.87 2.07 0.94 TU 1523 1.54 2114 0.91

2.10 0.86 WE 1651 1.64 2240 0.86 2.18 0.73 TH 1759 1.80 2354 0.75 2.30 0.60 1854 1.99 FR

0.62 2.39 SA 1348 0.48 1945 2.17

0.51 2.44 1433 0.38 SU 2032 2.34

puzzle solutions 0.53 2.45 TH 1509 0.52 2048 2.00

26 0128 0748

0.57 2.43 FR 1428 0.55 2010 2.04

0252 0.47 0220 0345 0.38 0326 0.34 0832 1011 2.56 0945 2.61 0909 2.46 Puzzle 3 (Medium, difficulty rating 0.56) 1652 0.51 1623 0.46 1545 0.50 FR SA 1511 FR SA 2056 2224 1.98 2200 2.11 2126 2.07

12

1203 2.13 TH 1817 0.43

27

0.45 2.52 0.45 2.18

11 0312 0912

0.55 2.27 SU 1537 0.48 2133 2.26

26 0249 0842

12 0347 0943

27 0342 0928

0.56 2.22 1603 0.47 MO 2205 2.31

0.43 2.43 MO 1515 0.31 2118 2.49 0.38 2.37 1554 0.27 P TU 2204 2.60

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