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Probus provides active seniors a new lease on life

PROBUS Clubs around the world provide regular gatherings for retired or semi-retired business or professional people. Introduced in Australia in 1976, the clubs are sponsored by Rotary and visitors are always made welcome. A recent Nambour Probus Club meeting was a sea of colour with members wearing their brightest outfits for this special ladies meeting. The Member’s Spot was given by Tom McDougall. The greater part of Tom’s working life was in the advertising industry and he gave a very interesting insight into how advertising is designed to target prospective customers. Advertisements are designed to target an individual’s “self interest”, and to use the old adage, cause them to consider “what’s in it for me”. Since supermarkets have come on the scene we have increasingly noticed self-serve systems, displays such as “buy two and save x amount”, and products displayed in such a way that people buy more items than they intended.


Tom mentioned some of the TV advertising campaigns that successfully target viewers. One excellent example is the Spec-Savers advertisement which uses a number of humorous scenarios which tend to make people think they need glasses. Whether or not the person needs glasses is another matter but the fact that they go and have an eye examination is beneficial. The guest speakers were Heather Rhead and Pam Greet from Blue Care. They spoke of the work Blue Care does for the frail and disabled which allows them to remain in their homes rather than having to go into care. Blue Care was formed in 1953 with a budget of £20.00 and was known as the Blue Nurses. Today Blue Care is under the umbrella of the Uniting Church and provides services to some eighty communities throughout Queensland. Blue Care has over 10,600 nurses, carers and counsellors who treat around 1300 patients every day. For details of how to join Probus or to find a local club call 1300 630 488.

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AS part of its commitment to providing educational opportunities for disadvantaged Australian children and their families through its support of The Smith Family, the Caloundra Evening VIEW Club invited Jacqui Deane and Janelle Logan to speak at its dinner meeting on Tuesday 14 October. Jacqui and Janelle co-ordinate the STEMM program for teenage mothers which operates at Burnside State High School and aims to empower pregnant girls and young mothers to gain independence. STEMM stands for Supporting Teenagers with Education, Mothering and Mentoring. It provides a safe, non-judgemental environment where the girls are provided with individual support plans developed by trained Case Managers. To find out more about STEMM and how you can help maintain this outstanding program, you can phone 5441 7300 or go to If you are interested in joining the Caloundra Evening VIEW Club you can access the website at You can also contact Sandra on 5491 3669 or email the secretary at

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ence was captivated by her variety of acts and they gave her a resounding ovation. Varied Musical Entertainment is a specialty at the Club starting at 9.30am.each Thursday morning at the Kawana Community Hall, behind

the Kawana Shopping World. Come along and join in, as there are lots of interesting things coming up for everyone to enjoy.. This past month a trip to Tamborine Mountain was enjoyed by many members with plenty more trips Caption: coming up before Christmas. Also the Seniors Melbourne Cupcake Day, with Fashions on the Field and the Hobby Horse Derby, were held before the big race in November. Indoor Bowls, Hoy and Bingo are also played of a morning and there is a library of books to choose from and lots of organized fun for the members. Morning Tea is served after the entertainment is The Caloundra Coast Guard’s Memorial over and with time to chat with other members and Wall on Caloundra Headland is providing a friends. If you are lonely great way for people to keep their loved and need some companones lives in their thoughts. ionship over 50, please The Wall was set up on a beautiful spot. just come along. Or phone Anyone can purchase a plaque from The their President, Selima Caloundra Coast Guard, and have it placed Taylor, on 5452 5979 for and kept by them forever. any enquires, about this The Memorial Wall provides a living very active Club of memory of friends and loved ones Kawana Waters. You will be made very welcome and Enquiries may be made on you will experience a new way of meeting people of all walks of life.

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IT was a special morning this month when the Kawana Seniors were entertained by Joy Darmody here in one of her colourful outfits pictured with the new President Selima Taylor on the right. Joy was so versatile that the audi-

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eficiary Living Cost Index (PBLCI). It is then benchmarked against a percentage of Male Total Average Weekly Earnings (MATWE). National Seniors has been urging the government to ditch the changes to Age Pension indexation and to continue to use the current indexation method to ensure pensions keep up with costs of living and enable older Australians to maintain a decent standard of living. National Seniors will be closely following the Social Security Bills as they progress through Parliament. Media release: National Seniors

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community news Understanding Residential Aged Care

“To embrace a lifetime, we give you time” Drysdale Funerals was established in 1989 by Don and June Drysdale to provide a special level of care for the residents of the entire Sunshine Coast. We place the very highest priority on meeting the specific and personal wishes of those involved in arranging funeral services either immediately or in the future. They are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

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

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community news Tewantin Noosa QCWA raise funds for Katie Rose RHONA Vikers from Katie Rose receives a cheque of a thousand dollars from Tewantin Noosa QCWA President Mrs Jo Zampieri. Members held a successful street stall outside their room to raise much needed funds for Katie Rose Hospice. Left: Rhona Vickers with Jo Zampieri

Global AgeWatch Index: Norway best for older people

NORWAY is the best place to grow old, according to an index of the quality of later life in 96 countries. HelpAge International’s Global AgeWatch Index measures the social and economic welfare of those over 60. Published on the UN International Day of Older Persons, it ranks Australia, Western Europe and North America highly, and Afghanistan last. The report predicts that by 2050, 21% of the global population will be over 60. The index measures four areas - income security, health, personal capability and whether the person lives in an “enabling

environment”. The report says that by 2050, some 40 countries in the index will have populations where 30% are aged 60 or over. The UN has said that the number of those aged 60 or over is expected to reach 1.4 billion by 2030. Experts point out that the increasing numbers of people surviving into older age are, of course, a cause for celebration - advances in healthcare and in nutrition, better sanitation, and more economic prosperity are all contributory factors. Add in other factors like falling birth rates and it is clear why we see not just more people living longer, but countries with

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Maroochydore VIEW Club’s next Luncheon Meeting is on Friday 28th November at 11.00 am at the Maroochydore Surf Club. The cost is $22.00. Black and White theme.... Newcomers are always welcome, and if you would like to attend this meeting, or hear more about our VIEW Club, please contact Val on 5450 0717.

1. Kiev is the capital of which country? 2. In what sport is the Ryder Cup contested? 3. On a standard computer keyboard, what letter is between B and M? 4. Ehrich Weiss used which stage name? 5. In motor racing, what does a white flag denote? 6. What animal has the largest eye? 7. What US state has the same name as a variety of potato? 8. What is ¼ plus 25%? 9. Where in Queensland was Waltzing Matilda first performed in public? 10. What does a misanthrope dislike? 11. Who opened the most recent Olympic Games? 12. In what month was Schapelle Corby released on parole? 13. On the pH scale, what number represents neutral? 14. What does the first “S” stand for in broadcaster SBS? 15. Name one of the three states of the USA whose one-word name begins with “C”. 16. What kind of object is a xebec? 17. What does an etymologist study? 18. In what Christmas ballet do toys came to life? 19. What is the front of a ship called? 20. In what children’s party game do they scramble for chairs when the music stops? Answers on page 10

community news Mudjimba resident reaches out to our Defence Forces

HILARY Schenau has lived on the Sunshine Coast for 28 years with husband Bill and together they have been involved in many community activities. Hilary has been sewing quilts and other articles for charity most of her life. In the past she made 36 quilts for the boys at Boystown. Hilary has received a medal and letter of appreciation from Major General CW Orme, AM, CSC Commander Joint Task Force 633. This is to acknowledge the 40 laundry bags she has given to the men and women serving in Australian Defence Forces. Hilary discovered that our Defence Force members are given similar laundry bags and often laundry bags get mixed up. Her lovely idea was to make individual bags so that those lucky enough to receive one would always be able to identify their own special bag. The men and women who serve overseas are spread wide and far and these little touches help them feel that they are not forgotten by us at home.


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levels of employment among sole parent households, especially those with very young children, and the low level of social security payments for these families. “Most of the poverty we found is concentrated among the groups of people facing the most disadvantage and barriers to fully participating in our community.” “It emphasises the danger posed by Budget proposals to reduce the indexation of pension payments to the Consumer Price Index only, which is likely to result in higher poverty rates over time than would be the case if payments were indexed to wages and therefore community living standards. “Being unemployed is the strongest predictor of poverty. However, a significant finding of the report is the number of people living in poverty whose main source of income is from employment. Although workers in paid employment face a lower

risk of poverty, they form one third (33.2%) of all people below the 50% poverty line. It is likely that most of these are either employed part time or supporting dependent children on a low wage. “We need the development of a comprehensive national plan to tackle poverty if we are going to

build on our great wealth and more fairly share the opportunities that will include all our citizens,” Dr Goldie said. Poverty in Australia 2014 is the third report in ACOSS’ poverty series and updates earlier reports with new data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics Income and Ex-

penditure surveys for 2011-12 and previous years. It uses the internationally accepted poverty line, defined as 50% of median household income, and adjusts for housing costs. The research was conducted by the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales.

Low Carbon Living starts at home booklet now available online HOUSEHOLDERS’ Options to Protect the Environment Inc. (HOPE) is pleased to announce the launch of the national edition of the popular Low Carbon Living starts at home booklet. The booklet aims to help residents reduce their carbon footprint by adopting simple and inexpensive measures to reduce the use of electricity and water, at home. President of HOPE, Frank Ondrus, said the organisation aims to raise awareness of, and provide information to educate the community about, important environmental issues. “We encourage people to take responsibility for their relationship with the environment in their daily lives,” he said. “The Low Carbon Living starts at home booklet was developed to show residents simple and effective measures to reduce electricity and water consumption at home.” The 40 page booklet highlights all areas of the home where residents, renters and renovators can all make smarter choices to reduce their impact on the environment. Methods developed and explained in the Low Carbon Living starts at home booklet can also be implemented in schools, businesses and community facilities. Copies of the booklet can be downloaded free of charge from

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community news Removing Annoying Internet Pop Up Ad’s HOW many times have you been browsing the Internet, when suddenly you get all these annoying pop ups appear around your screen. These annoying advertisements are trying to sell you juicers, or using fear tactics by telling you that you have 2300 viruses and you need to buy their security software. Pop up ads are becoming very prolific around the internet, with many businesses resorting to any means of dubious marketing to capture the almighty dollar. I think we have all had this problem at one time or another, on top of being annoying, some of them can be hard to get rid of but, with a couple of simple clicks, you can stop these pop ups from popping up and bothering you! The first browser is Internet explorer, (it is the big blue E you press to open the internet). To enable pop up blocking, simply open up Internet Explorer and look for the ‘Tools’ button on the top right of your screen, click on the ‘Options’ button and it will come up with a window, find the ‘Privacy’ tab, click on this, then look for, and check the box next to ‘Block pop-ups’. See diagram above. If you are using Google Chrome (looks like a colour wheel), Google usually blocks all pop-ups by default, but in any case you want to check, open Google Chrome, then go to the ‘Menu’ on the top of

Google Chrome, (it is in different places depending on the version you have). Click on the ‘Settings’ button, then scroll to the bottom and click on ‘Show Advanced Settings’ find the box next to ‘Do not allow any site to show pop-ups’. This is the first way to stop them. If this doesn’t resolve the problem then it starts to get a little more complicated, as they have usually downloaded some adware software that you need to find and uninstall. Even when you uninstall it, they hide registry hooks, that once you open your internet again, it downloads the same program again without you knowing. I would suggest you get a professional to clean your computer, as there is a number of procedures that need to be done in a specific order for them to be removed completely. If you have any questions please give me a call on 1300 682 817, or email me at Happy surfing.

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THE vast majority of Australians do not have a plan allowing them to die with dignity, new research has found. Just 14 per cent of the population has an Advance Directive, or “living will”, detailing their end of life treatment and care preferences, according to an article led by QUT Australian Centre for Health Law Research director Professor Ben White. This research is from a joint University of Queensland, QUT and Victoria University study, supported by the Australian Research Council in partnership with seven

public trustee organisations across Australia. An Advance Directive is a legal document in which a person specifies what treatment or end of life care they want, when they no longer have the capacity to decide. “There are ongoing calls from government, academics and policy-makers to improve how we die and how we can have a ‘good’ death,” Professor White, whose research has been published in the Internal Medicine Journal, said. “Advance care planning is usually at the forefront of these policy discussions

so when a person loses capacity, those responsible for that person’s care knows what they would want.” Professor Ben White Professor White said having an Advance Directive was important because it offered those who are dying the chance to have their wishes about end of life care respected. “Our findings present an opportunity, outside the health setting, to advance the policy goal of increasing advance care planning,” he said. “Those responsible for advising wider future planning processes such as

will-making, including lawyers and financial planners, should be co-opted into efforts to encourage people to plan not only for their financial future but for their health as well. “And health professionals must take opportunities to inquire about people’s existing directives. Getting Australians to think about advance care planning is a big challenge, so we need to think about how to start conversations about future health decision-making.” The survey results, which include the first national data on the prevalence of Advance Directive

Patrick Pickett – Visit to Probus in Maleny ON the 24 September 2014 Patrick Pickett CEO of the Queensland Pops Orchestra was guest speaker at the Combined Probus Club of Maleny. 85 Probus members and guests attended the meeting and all thoroughly enjoyed Patrick’s excellent discussion on The Impact of Music on our Lives. In Patrick’s talk he discussed how research suggests that music not only helps us cope with pain and how music is capable of a number of health benefits. These benefits include lowering stress levels, raising states of consciousness, changing moods, accessing different states of mind and developing the brain. Left: Ian Aitken thanking Patrick Pickett for his fascinating presentation

completion in Australia, revealed wide variations from state to state with South Australia (21 per cent) and Queensland (19 per cent) leading the country for the number of residents with Advance Directives. The Northern Territory had the lowest number of people with an Advance Directive (9 per cent). “Australians are far more likely to make a will (59 per cent) or an enduring financial power of attorney (30 per cent) than an Advance Directive,” Professor White said. “But interestingly, there is a clear association between those people who have prepared a will or a financial enduring power of attorney and those people who have completed an Advance Directive. “We found that people who completed a financial enduring power of attorney were nine times more likely to have an Advance Directive than those who hadn’t, while those with a will were 2.5 times more likely to have an Advance Directive than those without.”

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community news Buderim Men’s Shed Open Day KEEN-EYED readers who are planning to go to the Buderim Men’s Shed spectacular open day may have noticed that the date for this showcase event was incorrectly published as Saturday 14th November. In fact, the date is Saturday 15th November. Making the open day fun and interesting for visitors will be free entertainment, static displays, demonstrations

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Cooking classes at Lawson Shed THURSDAY 30thOctober, 9.30am – 12.00pm – Quiches and Frittatas. Thursday 27thNovember, 9.30am – 12.00pm – Keep It Cool At Christmas Lawson Shed, Memorial Avenue, Pomona, Cost: $20.00 per person, Bookings essential, phone 5485 2427. Don’t miss out on these great cooking classes with chef, Sean Bowman!

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CALLING all Op Shop Addicts and Bargain Hunters. Come and join the Community House crew and scour the great Op Shops down the coast in faraway Caloundra! No need to worry about parking – just sit back in the bus and we will drop you off in the heart of Caloundra close to the Op Shops Enjoy the fun of a great day’s shopping and we’ll pick you up with all your bags when you’re done. Special deals with Op Shops will give you up to 20% discount in most shops. We will provide you with entertainment, giveaways and raffles on the bus, a mud map of the best shops – a great day out! Bargains to be found, great deals to be snapped up! Places are limited and bookings are essential. Phone 5485 2427. Pomona Community House Fundraiser on Wednesday, 12th November. Depart Community House at 8.00am and return Community House at 3.00pm (approx). Adults: $25.00, Seniors: $20.00 There are plenty of lovely cafes and eateries in Caloundra where you can purchase morning tea and lunch.

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A.I.R. Noosa Branch

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Laguna Estate - a lifestyle choice

IS ‘grandma’s ghetto’ your idea of a retirement village? If so, stop right there! There is nothing further from the truth. In the past, most residents entered these villages aged in their seventies as part of a move to downsize, decrease maintenance responsibilities, experience a greater sense of safety and security, or for health and lifestyle reasons. Today, younger retirees from age 55 are seeing the benefits of relocating to a retirement village, with the emphasis on lifestyle and making the move a liberating experience. To those who say that they are not ready for such a move, many of the residents at Laguna Estate say that they wish they had made the decision earlier. It has given them the freedom to travel, visit family or just pursue new hobbies without any of the worries they previously had with the upkeep and security issues of their previous home. Combining outstanding resort facilities with stylish homes in a fully landscaped environment, this village strikes the perfect balance between privacy and independence whilst encouraging a vibrant and rewarding community in which to live. There are spacious villas and serviced apartments from which

to choose, all in a quiet, peaceful location yet so close to all the vibrant action of Noosa. The range of facilities is cleverly geared towards anyone over the age of 55, whether you are physically active or prefer a quieter lifestyle - and the grandchildren are welcome here. So what will sell you on your decision to make Laguna Estate your home? It is a combination of many things – particularly the smart community facilities and the activities which cater for all lifestyles, but also the quality finish of both the new and the refurbished villas, the resort-style feel, the professional and hugely cheerful staff and the low monthly fees. At some time in the future you may need living assistance but this too is catered for at Laguna Estate with assisted care apartments available. Three meals a day, cleaning, weekly towel & linen changes and 24 hour on-call emergency staff are all part of the service. Laguna Estate is a class act – phone 1800 012 049 for lots more information and an appointment to view this special retirement estate at 21 Lake Weyba Drive, Noosaville. You could soon be making the best choice of your life!


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community news Retiree continues to give

IMMANUEL Gardens resident Terry Dahlenburg’s career relied on her ability to build rapport with strangers, so it was only logical that she continued to put those skills to use in retirement. The 89-year-old retired journalist has spent the last 17 years as a volunteer with the St John Silver Cord telephone service, which offers friendship and a sense of security via regular phone calls. St John Queensland recently awarded Terry their Priory’s Long Service medal at a special ceremony in Brisbane. Terry became involved with Silver Cord after seeing an advertisement in her local paper calling for volunteers. She said the ad “spoke” to her. “When I lived in Darwin

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and was working for the Northern Territory News I also worked as a volunteer ambulance officer for St John Ambulance, so the Silver Cord volunteer-

ing has been a way of keeping that connection with St John going,’’ she said. “I’ve always had an affinity with people and have

never been shy about starting up a conversation with someone, so it’s a natural fit for me in that way as well.’’ Silver Cord clients are mostly seniors who live alone in their own homes. Terry calls her client twice a week to check on her welfare. Giving to others has been a hallmark of Terry’s life. She volunteered for the Australian Women’s Army Service in World War II at the age of 18, serving as a predictor operator on an anti-aircraft station in Western Australia for three years. She has also served as a lifesaver in Victoria and more recently was a volunteer radio operator with the Mooloolaba Coastguard. Terry began her journalism career at a country newspaper in Victoria and also worked

at the Centralian Advocate in Alice Springs. She spent the last 17 years of her working life as a re-

porter and then check sub at the Northern Territory News. She has been a resident at Immanuel Gar-

dens, a Buderim retirement village operated by Lutheran Community Care, since 2000.

Don’t book a scammer’s holiday

THE Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning consumers to watch out for travel scams. The ACCC has received 1,650 complaints about travel scams this year, with $100,000 reported lost. Most complainants were contacted by phone and many were offered holiday vouchers for $2,000 or $3,000. Others were sold fake trips to Florida or the Bahamas including tickets to theme parks or cruises at greatly discounted rates. “While you are making plans for a hard-earned break, scammers are plotting to steal your hard-

earned dollars,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard warned. Simply searching online for a holiday can alert scammers that you are a potential target and they won’t hesitate to approach you with travel vouchers or offers that always turn out to be too good to be true. “Watch out for these fraudsters cold calling and announcing that you’ve won a travel prize, ranging from discount accommodation vouchers to whole holiday packages. To redeem the prize, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your

credit card and drivers’ licence details before they can send it to you,” Ms Rickard said. “Sometimes scammers will provide authentic-looking tickets and itineraries but when it comes time to travel, these documents are useless and the business cannot be contacted.” Scammers have also recently been targeting homes and businesses with a fraudulent phone message from QANTAS or Virgin, which claims they have won a ‘travel prize’ or ‘credit points’ typically $999 - towards their next holiday. In order to redeem the credit,

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community news Do you need a helping hand in your home or garden? HOW many helping hands does it take to change a lightbulb? Sometimes all you need is a little help, whether it’s to tidy the garden or flip a mattress, Home & Garden Handy Helpers have you covered. Living at home and enjoying your garden is an important part of healthy ageing, but sometimes extra help is required, which is why Home & Garden Handy Helpers is dedicated to supporting people living safely at home. Whether you are elderly, living alone, living with a disability recovering from surgery or illness, or know

someone who may require a helping hand, Handy Helpers go the extra mile to provide you with good old fashioned service and support. After a long career in the aged and community care sector, Coast retiree Sheryn Nourse saw a need to develop a service to deliver all those little things that make a big difference - things like turning a mattress, washing windows inside and out, cleaning skirting boards and ceiling fans, decluttering cupboards or cleaning out the garden shed. “The home and garden are so much more than a physical environment,”

Sheryn says. “Home is where we express our personal lives, it is where meals are shared, babies learn to walk, memories are made. Our gardens mark the seasons of our lives – the rose we planted on our 20th anniversary, the tree where the children had the swing, the special place where the cat is buried.” Sheryn has developed a team of Handy Helpers who are passionate about helping you maintain your lifestyle at home and in your garden. “Our Handy Helpers are independent contractors, reliable and trustworthy people who are invited to provide the services to

you based on their caring attitude and handyman skills,” she says. “Each Handy Helper holds public liability insurance and has a current national police check. “The service is based on good old fashioned customer service and values of trust and respect. Our customers feel connected to their Handy Helper and trust we provide the service you require, when you want it and at your convenience.” Call Sheryn now to find out more on 07 5450 1798 or 0457 819 191 or visit our website at w w w. h o m e g a r d e n

Stalls in the Hall

ST Peter’s Anglican Church in Maroochydore is having Stalls in their Hall on Thursday 6th November from 8.30am. There will be all kinds of jams, chutneys, pickles and lots of beautiful home made cakes to buy. Other stalls will have crocheted and knitted garments and lots of craft items for sale. Devonshire teas with home made scones will be available for $3.00 and lunch is only $5.00. All proceeds will be used to pay for a container to send much need items to help the people in Tanzania. We have Baby bundles for new mothers and clothing for children. There are books, pencils and other items for school children and also much needed items for the hospitals. Come along on Thursday 6th November from 8.30am to St Peter’s Anglican Church is on the Cnr of Church St and Beach Rd, Maroochydore. For more information phone Jenny, 5443 6134.



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community news Noosaville VIEW Club

THE Smith Family’s Noosaville VIEW Club November Luncheon will be Thursday 27th, 11am for 11.30 start at the Tewantin/Noosa RSL. VIEW Clubs are a valued part of the Smith Family which is a national, independent children’s charity committed to helping disadvantaged Australian children by unlocking opportunities through education and learning support. Our club is a good place to meet and make friends and new members are L-R: Dr Ann Jobling & Helen Blackman always welcome. We have two meetings a month, one of which is places. If you would like Nanette McLay at 5455 month, and our Social our business meeting on get together, with to join us please ring the 6157 by the Sunday the 4th Thursday of the before the meeting date. lunch coordinator outings to various

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Green Army descends on Maleny Community Precinct

A GREEN Army has descended on Maleny Community Precinct to continue conservation efforts at the 125ha site. The Green Army, an Australian Government initiative, provides an opportunity for young Australians aged 17-24 years to gain training and experience in environmental and heritage conservation fields. Federal Member for Fisher Mal Brough said he had fought hard to secure this project as he had previously seen the great environmental outcomes and the benefits to the participants. Cr McKay said the Green Army would continue conservation efforts across the Maleny Community Precinct. “They’ll be on site for 19 weeks from early October,” Cr McKay said. “Work will include installing fencing, weeding and maintenance of existing plantings, additional planting across the riparian zones and constructing a walking trail. “The precinct is true community collaboration, based on conservation and the sustainable public use of the land which is owned by Sunshine Coast Council ratepayers. “The project will help restore riparian corridors, wetlands and remnant rainforest which in turn provide a habitat for our native fauna such as birds, small mammals, fish, reptiles and invertebrates. “Controlling weeds that threaten to smother and impact vegetation is another important aim of this project, to help preserve endangered flora and fauna species. “Improving community links is integral to Maleny Community Precinct project and the site brings together a wide spectrum of community groups. “Our planning incorporates enhancing and protecting environmental values, providing community use and recreation and protecting early European heritage and the Green Army will help us achieve that.” Conservation Volunteers Australia Queensland Manager Dennis Gannaway said the organisation was proud to be the largest service provider for the Green Army initiative In Queensland and across Australia. “We are particularly pleased to be working with the Sunshine Coast community and Council,” Mr Gannaway said. “We believe that this experience offers young people an opportunity to get involved with onground projects which will result in positive outcomes for the natural environment. “It will also give them a good practical background to working in the natural resource management field.”

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community news Pet of the Month CYRIL is a two year old male cat and he is a very handsome young man looking for a forever home to rest his head. He enjoys pats and a cuddle, but his favourite thing to do is playing with a table tennis ball, he can occupy himself for ages with this game, he also likes you to play with him. Cyril has lived with other cats and seems to enjoy the company of the quieter ones. Adoption Fee is $140.00 Should you wish for more information please phone 0438 635 191 or 0411 144 689 or view our web site All 4 Paws Cats and Dogs are flea and worm free, microchipped, vaccinated and de-sexed which are all covered by an adoption fee. All our needy animals can also be viewed on our website at You can help support 4 Paws Animal Rescue by becoming a member! Members play a large part in supporting the committee and this contributes to the success of 4 Paws Animal Rescue. As a member of 4 Paws Animal Rescue you will receive our quarterly newsletter informing you of forthcoming events, merchandise and background into what happens to our cats and dogs once re-homed. You may even want to become a volunteer or even a temporary foster carer and look after one of our cats and dogs until a new permanent home can be found, all vet fees are covered; all we ask is that you supply a loving caring home.

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Every dog, and cat, has its day WITH Sunshine Coast Councillors giving the Domestic Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Strategy 2014-2020 the final tick of approval, the count down to the official community launch celebration is on. Everyone and their dog – and cat – is invited to attend the launch event at Buderim Park, SydLingard Drive on Sunday, November 2 from 7.30-11.30am where beloved local ‘Agro’ will officially unveil the strategy. Free microchipping will also be available for cats and dogs. Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said, “Responsible pet ownership involves more than caring for the health, welfare and safety of one’s cat or dog. Owners are responsible for ensuring their animal is well behaved, does not create a nuisance or endanger others. “And in light of the increase in dog attacks we have seen recently, a focused and consistent framework to guide animal management operations and improve responsible pet ownership practices is fundamental.

Cent Sale

THE Maroochydore CWA members will be holding a Christmas Cent Sale on Friday 28th November 2014. The Cent Sale starts at 9am till 3pm with morning tea. Entry is $5 with sheets $1 each. Some wonderful Christmas prizes are for sale. It will be a great morning. All will be made very welcome. Contact for further information 5448 7632.

“As well as containing important information and advice for cat and dog owners about their responsibilities, the publicly-available strategy includes a suite of actions for Council to deliver over the next six years to achieve the outlined objectives and vision. “The areas of registration, microchipping, desexing and mitigating nuisance behaviours are identified as fundamental in advancing responsible pet ownership in the community and will be a priority focus area for Council.” “The fun-filled morning will feature free microchipping for cats and dogs, entertainment for people and animals, food stalls, pet food and accessory discounts, sample bags, animal training and much more,” she said. Throughout the event, dogs must be on-leash and cats must be in a cage at all times. For further information and to view a copy of the new strategy, call5475 7272 or visit council’s website at

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Cooroy Writers Group unplugged COOROY-Noosa Family and Local History Group have a popular “Writer’s Group” who meet on the second Wednesday of each month. Our writers will present some of their essays written throughout the year on Saturday, 8th November. The readings will start at 1.00pm followed by afternoon tea and

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community news Enjoy the lifestyle at Kookaburra Village THIS gated over 50’s vil- Queenslander style manu- owners are responsible for ing painting, care for their lage has over 250 residents factured homes and mod- the following: General gardens and fencing and living in a unique blend of ern duplex villas. Home- home maintenance includ- pay their own utilities including power, gas and telephone. Home and Content insurance is also payable by the home owner. As Kookaburra Village owns the land the homes and villas are sited on there is no Stamp Duty payable on purchase. Legal fees are approximately $600. There are presently a number of pre loved 2 bedroom plus Utility room homes for sale ranging in price from $220,000 to $249,500. Also, there is a modern 2 bedroom 2 bathroom townhouse for sale priced at $250,000.

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The popular bowls green has been resurfaced with competition grade carpet. Bowls days are held 3 days a week. The Village barbeque area and the Residents only pool are adjacent to the extended Village Hall which has a new 60 inch TV and free to use pay TV. A second pool, located near the car-park at the Mark Road entry, is for the use of residents and their guest’s. This area includes a barbeque and undercover seating. The Library is also located here. The second Community Centre at The Annexe has shady verandahs, and in-

cludes a resident’s sitting room; kitchen with stainless steel appliances and houses the Village Craft Group. At this centre is a free to use wood-work workshop, a pool/darts room, bocce court, toilet facilities. Also has disabled access and visitor parking A hairdresser is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment; your small dog or cat is welcome and there is an hourly Translink Bus service on Mark Road East which operates 7 days a week during daylight hours. On Thursday mornings the Village bus transfers residents

requiring transport, to and from the Village to the bus stop. Judy Goode is available at the Sales office at 123 Mark Road (off Daniel Street) Caloundra West on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10.00am 2.00pm - the office is closed on Sunday’s. For an appointment at other times please phone 07-5491 5888 or phone Judy’s mobile – 0409 132 705. Alternatively, email judy@kookaburra for more information or for an Information Pack. Or visit us on the Web. www.kookaburra

Glasshouse Country VIEW Club VIEW stands for the Voice, Interests and Education of Women. It is a leading women’s volunteer organisation and support network that empowers women to have their voices heard on issues of importance for the future wellbeing of Australian society. If you wish to join our club please contact Elaine on 5493 3935 or Margaret on 5435 2172. Our outing this month was at Daisy’s Place where ten of our members

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had morning tea in a lovely setting. We welcomed two new members, Robin Lowe and Glenda Halpin who received their

badges from our President. If you are coming to our Melbourne Cup luncheon at Club Glasshouse please pay Pat or

Pauline before 4th November. Our Xmas party is on 3rd December at the Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club.

community news New Caloundra address for popular book selling couple

MANY holiday-makers and locals enjoying Caloundra this summer will be heading to a special bookshop on Bulcock Street from some relaxing reading and the chance to browse through more than 7000 titles. Graeme and Chris Bowden have been serving avid readers on the Sunshine Cost since they opened The Bookhop at Caloundra in 1980. “Now we’re moving up the road to our new address Shop 1, 18 Bulcock Street, opposite the cinema, after 26 years at Number 22a,” Graeme said. The Bowdens will open the new shop the first week in November and Graeme says they’re getting ready for the rush for The Narrow Road to the Deep North, which has just won the coveted Man Booker Prize for Australian writer Richard Flannagan, inspired by his father’s experiences as

Graeme Bowden .. the comfort of a printed book

Formerly trading as an Angus & Robertson Bookworld franchise, Graeme and Chris have forged a reputation for going above and beyond to ensure that their customers are furnished with the best selection of quality titles. Their successful approach saw the business achieve Angus & Robertson’s National Franchisee of the Year Award in 2010.

Before moving to Caloundra – which they just love – the Bowdens operated a mixed business in Melbourne after Graeme stepped down from 18 years’ service at the Bank of NSW. “But Caloundra is our home now, and we couldn’t be in a better place. The holidaymakers who choose this end of the coast and the local residents have become our friends,” Graeme said.

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Sunshine Coast Ladies Probus Club WE have the pleasure of a return visit by Archeologists Gary and Dorothy Flanigan as Guest Speakers at our next meeting to be held on Friday, 7th November. Our Club will also be celebrating it’s 30th Birthday with a special morning tea. Meetings are held in the Headland Bowls Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim at 9.30 for 10.00 am. Visitors and new members are always warmly welcomed. Come and enjoy our friendly Club with interesting Guest Speakers and varied outings. For more information please phone Pat on 5445 6329.

Our next edition of Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper is November 24 Deadline is November 12

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community news Right Advice Is Key to helping better manage incontinence DESPITE its prevalence incontinence remains a difficult topic for people to talk about even to their pharmacist or a GP. The right advice and right products are the keys to managing the condition so a person can get on with

everyday life and continue enjoying usual activities. Dr Penny Adams is a practicing GP on Sydney’s North Shore, and sees many patients ‘self diagnosing’ and subsequently trying to manage their incontinence. Dr Adams believes that local pharmacies play an integral part in helping patients select continence products that fit properly and provide both appropriate absorbency levels and skin protection. “Patients need to discuss their problem openly and seek a medical diagnosis of the underlying condition causing the incontinence with their GP,” she said. “Following this, they should go straight into their local pharmacy for advice on appropriate product selection to give them peace-of-mind during any prescribed treatment or beyond as they seek to resume and enjoy everyday

activities like golf or bowls,” Dr Adams added. Different people have different needs and the reality is there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to product selection for incontinence. The range by HARTMANN offers a complete selection of products each designed to help reduce skin irritation, such as MoliCare Mobile. The second most important aspect of advice is on the topic of maintaining skin health and skin integrity. Independent scientific evidence shows that incontinence and long-term continence pad use is associated with skin complications in nearly 43% 1 of people living with incontinence. These problems include skin irritation, reddening, itching and Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD). It’s well established that compromised skin health places people

at risk of infection, reduced mobility, longer healing times and poorer health outcomes. Dr Adams believes the key is looking for a pharmacy that offers a wide selection of products with different styles, sizes, and absorbency levels coupled with skin protection to help reduce skin irritation associated with incontinence and long term pad use. Finally, when seeking another level of assurance and advice, people with incontinence can always contact The Continence Foundation of Australia. The Foundation has set up a dedicated helpline that is staffed by continence nurse advisors who provide free advice, referrals and resources to consumers and healthcare professionals. Contact National Continence Helpline (1800 33 00 66).

Welcome to tick season

A tick check should be part of your daily routine if you own a cat or dog. Although most ticks are found around the head and neck of the animal as well as inside the ears, they can end up anywhere on the body. It is especially important to search longhaired dogs very thoroughly between the eyes and the end of the nose. The most reliable way to locate the ticks is to systematically run your fingers through your cat or dog’s coat. If the head is left in, don’t worry as the tick will die and inject no more poison. Always assume there is more than one tick and continue your systematic search. The paralysis tick injects a toxin into its host dog or cat as it feeds. Normally, cats show more resistance to this poison than dogs, but if affected the signs are similar for both. Increased body temperature due to either hot weather or exercise will exacerbate symptoms. If left to run its course, a case of tick poisoning goes through three stages. Early signs are a change in voice, weakness in the back legs and vomiting, followed by panting, progressing to loud breathing, even grunting noises. As signs of poisoning progress, the animals become unable to stand, breathing becomes exaggerated and difficult and death follows quite quickly. Even when you find a tick and remove it, your pet isn’t out of the woods. There’s a very good chance the tick could have left a residue of poison under the skin which will then be slowly absorbed. Make sure you see your vet at the earliest opportunity. This can be a very traumatic time for your pet. Clearly, preventing tick paralysis is a much safer and cheaper alternative than treating the condition once your animal has begun to suffer its effects.

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Christmas Craft afternoon ST Peter’s Anglican Church in Maroochydore is having a Christmas Craft Friendship afternoon on Saturday 15th November at 2 pm to 4 pm. Learn how to make Christmas trees, Christmas cards, gift boxes and much more. There will be a guest speaker and afternoon tea and lots of laughter as we share ideas with friends. There is an outlay of $10.00 to cover the cost of craft materials. Why not come along and bring a friend to St Peter’s Anglican Church, Cnr Church St & Beach Rd, Maroochydore at 2.00 PM on Saturday 15th November.

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community news Maroochy North Shore LIONS

MAROOCHY North Shore Lions are supporters of the Lions Eye Health Projects and as a result members were busy taking photos at various venues in the local area in support of a special Lions Eye Health Project. This entailed photographing various

groups holding the Lions Eye Health Poster whose theme is “Be Wise Save your Eyes Get Tested” and submitting them to an Australia wide photographic competition. Mudjimba Surf Life Saving Club members were only too willing to participate as

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CALOUNDRA Arts Centre Association’s Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair is on Saturday 8th November, 9.00am-4.00pm and Sunday, 9th November, 9.00am–3.00pm at 5 North Street, Caloundra (opposite Oaks Oasis Resort and behind Caloundra Woolworths). A wonderful array of quality handcrafted goods made by C.A.C.A. members will be on sale. This is a marvellous opportunity to support your local com-

munity and pick up some authentic hand-made Australian products for yourself or family and friends. All rooms at the 5 North Street Centre will be filled with an interesting and exciting selection of handicrafts including Pottery, Woodwork, original Art and Pastels to Handmade Lace, Quilting, Embroidery, Jewellery and Silk Painting (to name but a few!). Christmas is not far away so this is an ideal opportunity to get in and

purchase some early gifts. Handmade Christmas decorations and cards are a feature. Some of our many talented members will be displaying their crafts with demonstrations. Eftpos facilities are available, plenty of free

parking too. Cake stall including pickles, jams, slices and cakes, plant stall, pre-loved books and magazines will tempt the serious browser with some great bargains. Raffles will be available for people to try their luck with wonderful prizes, light refreshments are available including delicious fresh home-made sandwiches, Devonshire Teas and a sausage sizzle. Admission is Free so gather your friends, come along, enjoy a great day out and maybe pick up a bargain or two. Some great gift ideas also! The Gift Gallery is also open as usual during the Fair. Phone (07) 5491 6488 For more information contact Fair Convenor: Kate at: fair@caloundra arts or visit the website w w w. c a l o u n d r a a r t s a

Council to replace Wheelie Bins FREE NOOSA Council has announced that it will replace damaged wheelie bins free of charge because Council wants to ensure that everyone’s bin is vermin-proof, hygienic and safe to use. If someone has a wheelie bin with a wheel that has fallen off, or has a side split, or has a broken lid, then now is the time to contact Council directly for a speedy resolution to the problem. Go to and submit a request online or call 5329 6500.

Art market in the paddock POMONA Railway available on the gallery Station Gallery will be website or at the gallery. having a spring Art Market in the Paddock on Saturday 22 November 9:00 am to 1:00. This is an opportunity to meet local artists, artisans and craft persons and to support those who make unique items with their hands. Kitchen & vanity cupboard repairs Paintings, jewelry, Wardrobe & furniture repairs crafts, and ceramics are just of few of the Doors & windows stalls for this twice a – locks, catches, hinges, runners year event as artists Plasterboard repairs & patching clear out their studios Leaking taps & fittings and shops. Nothing is Replace light fittings and/or globes priced over $100. which equals affordPainting able art for your home, Tiling garden, or office. Repair and/or replace timber decks, pergolas, fences, Handicrafts will be garages, carports, gates & security screens available for Christmas giving or decoration. 10 Station St. Pomona Reliably servicing the Sunshine Coast tel: 5485 2950 web: 40 years trade experience – All repairs guaranteed QBSA Licence 74915 Artists registrations are

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SHARE markets have seen a bit of volatility and a pullback over the past month. This has been particularly so for Australian shares. Recently, it seems the list of concerns has intensified and this has been reflected in increased volatility. Top of the list has been unease about the gradual shift at the US Fed Reserve towards eventual monetary tightening. In addition the global economic recovery has proved yet again to be fragile and uneven: with the Eurozone flirting with deflation; Japan struggling after a sales tax hike; the Chinese economy going through

another soft patch; and emerging markets generally remaining subdued. Meanwhile a range of geopolitical threats are causing nervousness including: the escalating involvement of the US and its allies in the conflict with IS in Iraq and Syria; the conflict in Ukraine; the protests in Hong Kong accentuating concerns regarding China; & the worsening Ebola pandemic in Africa & the arrival of cases in the US. Also, a range of “technical” concerns regarding US shares have added to these worries includingthe absence of a “decent” correction since 2012 and the narrowing

breadth of the US share market rally. While US and global shares have had only modest pullbacks of around 3 to 4%, Australian shares have been particularly hard hit with a fall of 7% because in addition locally we have had a sharp fall in the iron ore price and commodity prices generally because of China softening imports. Also there has been increasing talk that Australian banks will be forced to increase their capital ratios and Foreign investors have been retreating to the sidelines as the $A falls. Having said all that, this pull back is thought to be more of a market correction than a shift to a new bear market. Firstly the valuations of shares are not extreme.Secondly the global economic cycle is a long way from posing a major threat to shares. The global economy is actually growing albeit uneven and subpar.Overall global growth is strong enough to boost profits but a long way from the boom conditions that cause

escalating inflation. In other words, the global growth cycle is still in a good place and as a result global monetary policy is set to remain easy. We are a long way from the investor excitement previously seen at share market highs. In Australia, the amount of cash sitting in the superannuation system is still double average levels seen prior to the GFC and Australians continue to prefer bank deposits and paying down debt to shares and superannuation. Therefore there is plenty of money that can come into equity markets as confidence improves. If global shares have more short term downside then so too will Australian shares. However the Australian share market is now quite cheap again and the fall in the $A will further help the economy avoid recession as mining investment slows and provide a boost to corporate earnings. Interest rates are also set to remain at generational lows. In summary the rough patch we have seen in

Learn to earn with Red Cross MATURE aged job seekers and those with a disability are being urged by Red Cross to consider heading back to the classroom to learn how to earn, now that Australians are living longer, retiring later and less likely to rely on welfare benefits. Bureau of Statistics figures show the average retirement age has jumped by five years in recent times with only 9% of workers expecting to retire before the age of 60. The figures also show a big shift in the way people expect to pay for their retirement, with fewer and fewer relying on a pension. Red Cross General Manager, Operations and Business Development, Chris Casey says “The trend towards part-time work means there will be plenty of jobs in Aged Care, Com-

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CALOUNDRA Memories Environmental park is a natural gem

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*Images by Ross Naumann. CURRIMUNDI Lake (Kathleen McArthur) Conservation Park is a lasting tribute to the woman who did so much to preserve the natural wallum heath of the sort that once covered much of coastal southern Queensland. Situated on Lake Currimundi’s northern shore adjacent Crummunda Park, it is a haven for native plants whose diversity attracts insects and birds such as wrens, finches and honey eaters, which come for the spectacular display in late winter and spring when the heath wildflowers are blooming and the wallum banksia produces its yellow-spiked, nectar-laden flowers. To get to the park turn off the Nicklin Way at

Wurtulla, turn into Gayandi St, then into Mandara Dve, then into Coongarra Esplanade. A small section of the park is suitable for wheelchairs. Kathleen McArthur recorded a full year’s blooming of wildflowers along the Sunshine Coast. This material became her first book Queensland Wildflowers: A Selection (1959, Jacaranda Press). Kathleen McArthur was co-founder of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland and founded the Caloundra branch in 1963. In 1996 she received an honorary doctorate in science from James Cook University of Northern Queensland. I Email:

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CURRIMUNDI Lake and its environs offers walking and bike trails, and also a canoe trail suitable for beginners and family groups. The 6km canoe trail is a safe, easy and sheltered paddle through urban and bushland areas fringed with paperbarks and she-oaks, with the opportunity to observe native plants and local bird life such as the brahminy kite, black-faced cuckoo shrike, silvereye, sacred kingfisher and eastern great egret. There are places to stop a while to rest, have a picnic or simply take in the peaceful environment. The trail runs between a launching site at Crummunda Park, to Frank McIvor Reserve at Westaway Pde, where there is a launch ramp, parking spaces, picnic tables and toilets. There is another launch area at Noel Burns Park, at the end of Mulloka Esplanade. Starting at Crummunda Park the canoeist might see Coastal Banksia and Swamp Mahogany, also Pink Bloodwood trees that attract nectar and insect eating species, among them the fruit-eating Figbird.

The Promenade has a small secluded lakeside park with views down the lake from the park seat. Here are Black She-oaks that are the favourite food of the Glossy Black Cockatoo. Sunjewel Environmental Park follows the eastern bank of Currimundi Creek with seating areas along the shoreline. Mature eucalypts, paperbarks, bloodwoods and wallum shrubs flourish on the the western shoreline above a dense understory. Paperbark Point in spring is a blaze of colour from the Blue Trumpet to the Wedding Bush. It offers secluded seating and an excellent view of bird life foraging in the lake and fringing vegetation. Noel Burns Park is a shady location for a picnic or barbecue, or to stop and enjoy the scenery. At the Rock Lagoon the Royal Spoonbill (the emblem bird on trail markers) may be seen feeding along the shoreline. Adjoining the boat ramp at Westaway Pde is a small reserve with the remnants of the Wallum Banksia ecosystem that once was widespread in the area.

CALOUNDRA Memories Early days at Caloundra

DOROTHY Price was but not Golden The Misses Green, who houses at Bulcock that level luxury apartments now lining the Caloundra only four when she Beach as it was ran a girls’ school at they rented out. first went to Caloundra. “the never-never”, Wynnum also had two A far cry from the multi- foreshore! The year was 1924. all thick bush with That visit was the first only one light, alof many over the years though a place that as her life became insold honey was at tertwined with the turnoff to Caloundra, as it used Golden Beach. to be. The campers Her family lived at Bald formed a little comKnob where her father, munity and the Allen Daniels, had a Daniels became We have a wide range of banana farm. friendly with a lot Bald Knob Provisional School setting off for the annual aged steaks and grass fed Allen and Millie of them. picnic at Caloundra in 1929 Daniels had three chilWhen the cricket meats. Delicious pastries, dren, Alfred (always was on the men known as Jum), Dorothy, and Winifred who died at used to sit around and listen to the radio. the best ham off the bone age nine. The Daniels did not fish much but local fishermen and all at affordable prices. Dorothy, who is now 94 and lives at Tewantin, de- kept the campers supplied. lights in remembering those early days. The Clarkes sold fresh fish and opened an ice factory We are here for you! Not only did her family always spend their holidays in Maloja St to store the catch and Tom Moloney, there, but at Christmas the entire Bald Knob school who caught mullet which he canned and sold under Come and meat us . . . contingent piled into an old truck for their annual the “Lighthouse” brand, were prominent local fishermen. breakup picnic - at Caloundra naturally. GREAT RANGE OF GLUTEN FREE SAUSAGES The first time they went camping at Caloundra they Tom Moloney had a sideline collecting shellgrit from stacked all their gear on the side of the road and, as Shelly Beach. It was then taken to the Passage where she remembers, a man came along with a truck, picked it was bagged and loaded onto barges to take it to Shop 3/44 Newstead in Brisbane. it up and took it to their camp site. Pelican Waters Boulevard At that time, 90 years ago, the road from The Maltman family sold milk. Their cows roamed the district freely and returned home to be milked. Landsborough to Caloundra was dazzlingly white. PELICAN WATERS BUTCHERY From the Log Cabin at the first turnoff the road turned Shops were few and far between but Dorothy rememleft over Little Mountain and then across to Meridan bers Miss Fleming’s shop opposite where Henzells is Plains (where the Westaways lived). The children al- now, which sold mainly foodstuffs,. Tytherleighs’ was ways vied with each other to see who would be the not there at first, that honour goes to Rinaldi’s which sold everything as well as being a service station and first to catch a glimpse of the sea in the distance. For some years they camped in the grounds of Old a bus depot. Bulcock Homestead at Bulcock Beach. When the During and after WWII when the Glideaway hall was homestead estate was subdivided in 1925 they started built at Kings Beach they would go for dances. Later (in 1945-46) it became the venue for roller skating. to go to Happy Valley. Camping meant staying in tents, with no floor except Her dad worked on the new pavilion at Kings Beach sand and sleeping on canvas stretchers. When it and he also built a few houses in the Caloundra area. rained they had to hang onto the tent in case it blew By then he owned a crushing plant supplying gravel away. Memories of bathrooms is hazy but Dorothy for road making. He built the Bald Knob hall, later purchased by the Church of Christ and moved to thinks maybe they just swam. Her mother always took plenty of food otherwise Moffat Beach where it became the Youth Centre at Camp Cal. cooking was probably on a campfire. She learned to swim at Bulcock Beach by keeping Accommodation was available at boarding houses such as Caloundra House, and several local residents one foot on the sand below. There were little creeks to explore and the children rented out properties to holiday makers. played Bobbies and Bushies and had a wonderful Tripcony Park, originally known as Black Flat, was time, crawled all over the boats that were just left on the first regular camping ground, near a creek. the beach, sometimes went over to Bribie and onto a Alf Round, who hired out “The Cream of Boats” from 1923, lived at Bulcock Beach and had a cottage nearby sandbar where there were lots of soldier crabs. There were sandcastle competitions and surf carni- that the Daniels sometimes rented. It had no running water and mod. cons. were a shower rigged up undervals and they walked and played on the beach. Her mum, dad, brother and sister walked everywhere neath the tankstand and an outside toilet.




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ionable on women’s hats, which almost wiped the breed out. To collect the plumage, the birds were killed on the nests and the young left to die. (Fortunately following action by the Wildlife Society the birds were protected by law) * The above transcript was complied by the Sunshine Coast Wildflower Society in 1981 from drawings and writings by the late Estelle Thompson that originally appeared in the Courier-Mail during the 1920-30s.

Never a dull moment in Caloundra NOVEMBER gets off to a running start with the Arts and Crafts Christmas Fair by Caloundra Arts Centre Association on Saturday and Sunday November 8-9. Times are Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 9am-3pm at 5 North St (behind Woolworths). Stock up for Christmas gifts on quality handcrafted goods. Again on November 8 author Robin Storey will present a talk at Caloundra Library at 10am.

And for anyone needing to brush up their computer skills (or lack of them) volunteers from Sunshine Coast Computer Club Inc. hold weekly meetings on the Sunshine Coast. They will be at the Community Hall on November 8, 15 and 22. The Sunday Street Fair in the heart of Caloundra in Bulcock St is a regular event you don’t want to miss. Starting at 8am, November dates are Sunday 9, 16 and 23.

Better Care – better life PART of life is getting older. That’s not a bad thing. It’s something to celebrate, but it does come with its challenges. We all hope to live long and fulfilling lives. The worry creeps in when we have to confront how we plan on continuing to live at home while recognising we need more assistance in our daily activities. As we age our needs often change. The result of these changes can mean living in the comfort of our own homes, maintaining independence and social connections may become more challenging. Perhaps family members are not close by and you may simply need some assistance to get out and about or you may require help around the home, mowing the lawn or walking the dog. Thankfully, there are solutions to these

challenges that allow you to age positively in the comfort of your own home. More and more senior Australians are choosing to stay at home longer, receiving in-home support instead of moving into a nursing home or retirement village. Accepting assistance doesn’t mean you lose your independence. In fact, it can be a key way to ensure you maintain your independence. It can be a significant part of supporting your lifestyle goals, personal choices and the level of social engagement you want. Just Better Care leads Australia in the provision of in-home support, enabling people to live independently at home and maintain their social connection. For more info visit: or call 5353 5111.

INDOOR BOWLS MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AFTERNOON Caloundra District Indoor Bowling Assoc. - Start – 1pm Indoor Bowls Hall, Burke St, Golden Beach

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CALOUNDRA Memories Streets honour fighting ships

MANY of the streets in Caloundra and surrounding suburbs commemorate historic WWI troopships. In the first world war the Commonwealth government leased ships that became known as His Majesty’s Australian Transport (HMAT) fleet used to transport the AIF to war zones. The ships are gone but their names live on in street signs across the Sunshine Coast. Among them were the troopship Canberra, the Omrah, part of the first convoy to Egypt, which was later torpedoed and sunk in May 1918, and Onslow, an M Class destroyer that took part in the Battle of Jutland. Orvieto joined the first convoy to Egypt and later transported German raider Emden prisoners.

Both the cargo ship Oronsay and Orsova were torpedoed, Oronsay off Malta in 1916; al-

though damaged in an 1917 attack Orsova was beached in Cornwall and survived.

The playground of the state’s famous

CALOUNDRA has long been a favourite place for famous Queenslanders to live and spend their holidays. A State premier, a State Governor, an Australian Governor-General and local pioneering families shared Caloundra with new residents and holiday-makers. Arthur Moore (1876-1963), Queensland premier from 1929-1932, owned the fibro cottage that still stands on the corner of McIlwraith and Shipley Sts, Moffat Headland. McIlwraith St is a link to Sir Thomas McIlwraith (1835-1900) another Queensland Premier who served from 1879 to 1883, once more in 1888 and yet

again in 1893. Australia’s 19th Governor-General, Sir Zelman Cowen (19192011) and Lady Anna Cowen had their holiday home in Mackay St Dicky Beach. He served as Governor-General from 1977 to 1982. Around the corner from the Cowen’s house, on four blocks on the corner of Neill St and Wilson Ave was “Currimundi House”, built in 1936 as the seaside retreat for Queensland Governor Sir Leslie Wilson (1876-1955) and Lady Winifred Wilson. He served as Governor from 1932 to 1946 and retired to England. In later years his eldest son Peter lived in “Currimundi

Ormuz was a ship with many names. First built in 1886 as a passenger/ cargo ship on the UKAustralia run until 1911, the second Ormuz was built in Germany in 1914 but never entered service, briefly became the troop ship USS Zeppelin, then SS Ormuz and finally SS Dresden. Otranto was mainly used to search for German raiders and became a troopship in 1918. SS Maloja was sunk by a mine in the English channel in 1916; RMS Maloja became HMS Maloja, an armed merchant cruiser in WWII. Orama was a post-WWI passenger ship n the UKAustralia route. Wyreema, Bombala, Cooma and Levuka were steamers on the Australian East Coast route before their war service, then after completion of the rail link to Cairns in 1924 they were withdrawn from service. Wyreema and Levuka returned to the East Coast run in 1926.

House” with his family. A popular and regular beachgoer at Kings *Thanks to Caloundra FamBeach, wearing his black ily History Research Inc. woollen togs with white canvas belt, was Sir George Francis (Frank) Nicklin (1895-1978). After serving with distinction in WWI he lived in Upper Gay Tce Caloundra and was State premier from 1957 to 1968. Kathleen McArthur, naturalist, writer, botanical illustrator, conservationist and Sunshine Coast Citizen of the Century, lived at “Midyim” in Orvieto Tce from the early 1940s until her death in 2000. *Information contributed by Caloundra Family History Research Inc.

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Healthy sleep is critical to good health • Restless Sleep • Poor Concentration • High Blood Pressure • Snoring • Morning Headaches • Diabetes • Fatigue • Depression • Hormone Imbalance These are all signs of a possible sleep disorder. Sleepscreen works closely with doctors and patients to ensure optimal outcomes

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SLEEPING Solutions Good night’s sleep should be more than just a dream WHAT do cats and nannies have in common? Napping! So, are cat naps and nannie naps good for you? Taking a nap during the day can actually have good benefits for your health. Many people who regularly treat themselves to short naps claim they come with benefits. Many seniors suffer from sleep deprivation, which can lead to poor performance and attitude during the day. Because of sleepiness during the day, some are more unproductive and irritable than they should be, and more prone to avoidable accidents than they want to be. Taking a nap can easily fix these issues in a lot of cases. For many older folks, a good night’s sleep is but a dream; they have trouble falling asleep and awaken after only a few hours. Their daytime fatigue may be so overwhelming that they can’t drive or participate in other normal activities. About half of those who complain to their doctors about poor sleep end up with a prescription drug.

Not only are these unnecessary but they also are habit-forming and can cause side effects, according to sleep researchers in psychiatry and behavioral sciences. It is far better for people to consider what simple changes could be made to improve their sleep — and to understand how sleep patterns change with age. Common — and normal — sleep problems, which plague up to 40% of the elderly, include light sleep, frequent waking, and daytime fatigue. Among older people, there is also a decrease in the deep-sleep stage and an increase in periods of wakefulness during the night. While many seniors complain of poor sleep, relatively few have true sleep disorders and even smaller numbers need commonly prescribed sleep medications. Sleep disorders in the elderly include apnea (a temporary cessation of breathing which can also affect younger people) and periodic limb movement, which can take the form of periodic leg movements during sleep (PLMS) or restless

leg syndrome. In this syndrome, the person is gripped by strong urges to move his or her legs repeatedly before sleep, which prevent him or her from falling asleep. While the benefits of napping are verified by research, in some cases, it may not help at all. If you are among two specific groups of people, you should not be taking naps at all, as they may even hurt you. If you are either an insomniac or just endure bouts of depression, you will want to avoid naps in the afternoon. If you are an insomniac, napping during the day could make your sleep at night even worse. If you’re depressed, then napping during the day may even work to worsen your symptoms of depression. Making sure you don’t sleep for more than 90 minutes during your nap is essential. If you do so, you may disturb your body’s internal rhythm, leading to results that are not beneficial. As always, consult with your medico – and if you have a problem don’t just sleep on it! Sweet dreams.


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FEELING GOOD dependent and Staying In Christmas all wrapped up

Pat Atkinson with a volunteer, with the biggest gift wrapped last year

SUNSHINE Hospice Fundraising team member Pat Atkinson knows more than most people that Christmas is not far away. Pat knows Christmas means presents and for the hospice it represents Christmas Gift Wraps whichwhen undertaken by volunteers and for a gold coin donation provide vitally important additions to its revenue. “The hospice cares for terminally ill people at its six bed facility at Doonan at no charge to its guests, and with a minimum of government help, on-going funding is critical,” Pat said. “Last year more than 100 volunteers gave of their time to the gift wrap at the Sunshine Plaza in

Maroochydore, and this year we will be looking for even more help.” Pat said the gift wrap runs from Monday, December 1stup to Christmas Eve. Shifts are four hours long, it’s busy but not difficult, and it’s extremely enjoyable. Consensus from the volunteers was that it’s fun! “So if you like having fun, being busy, contributing to a worthwhile charity, and enjoy all the excitement of Christmas, please find out more about volunteering for this,” she said. “You can do so by emailing or ringing me, pat.atkinson1, 5442 2485, 0404 980 222.”

Free Managing Anxiety Workshop at Nambour

NAMBOUR Community Health will hold a free sequence of workshops on Managing Anxiety at the Nambour Community Centre, Shearer Street, Nambour. The workshops, to be held weekly from 9.30am to 11.30am, will commence on Tuesday 4 November 2014 and run until Tuesday 25 November 2014. They are intended for people with mild to moderate anxiety. Over the four weeks, participants will

learn about sources of worry, factors that cause anxiety to increase, possible ways to manage symptoms of anxiety, and how to plan for a future life without overwhelming worry. Anyone interested in attending this program, should note that bookings are essential as places are limited. For more information or to register for the workshop, please phone Laura Ragonesi or Jan Nelson on 5450 4743.

Dying with Dignity Qld

OUR next meeting will be held at the CWA Room, Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore on Wednesday November 19 @ 2pm. Afternoon tea will be served and parking is available at the door. We believe that all adult Australians should have choice in their end of life decisions, which is why we continue to lobby politicians to change the law in Queensland to allow residents suffering intolerably to

receive assistance to die peacefully and painlessly. 82% of adult Australians have indicated their desire for such a change in recent Newspoll surveys and if this is also your belief help us achieve our aim and come and join us. We need people power to make our politicians listen! Any enquiries please phone Joan on 5443 5576 or email

Melanoma Patients Support Group

MELANOMA Patients Australia (MPA) is a support group for anyone who has been diagnosed with Melanoma, their family and their friends. The Sunshine Coast Branch meets at 10 am on the 3rd Friday of each month at the Cancer Council Office, Shop 4, 54 Baden Powell St, Maroochydore. The next meeting will be held on Friday 21st November at 10.00am. For more information about our meetings or to talk to someone from our group please phone Christine on 0412 689 546.

Sunshine Coast Hospital Auxiliary

THE Sunshine Coast Private Hospital Auxiliary will host a Champagne under the Poinciana Tree at Little Croft Garden on Friday, 14th November from 5 pm –7.30 pm. Tickets are $20 p.p which includes a complementary drink and finger food. For more information or a booking call Ria on 5450 1010.

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Arthritis Qld Support Group MANY people young or old with or without debilitating diseases wish to remain living in their own homes and not be a burden on their families/governments. Linda Summerton, Advanced Care, will be the Arthritis Queensland Sunshine Coast Support Group November meeting guest speaker, she will enlighten you regarding this significant issue. Guest Speaker: Thursday 6 th November, 12.45pm- 2pm at the Maroochydore RSL Sub-Branch, RSL House, 106 Memorial Ave, Maroochydore; cost - $3.00. Contact Mary 5441 2259, 0403 339 057 or Jeanette 5443 7446.

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Aglow International Sunshine Coast AGLOW International - Sunshine Coast Branch will meet at Flame Tree Baptist Church Hall, 27 Coes Creek Road, Nambour on Friday 14th November commencing at 9.30am. Come along, bring a friend and enjoy worship and an inspirational message. Our speaker will be Joyce Sharman. Entry $8 includes a delicious morning tea. Aglow International is a non-denominational Christian organisation and has branches in 172 nations and on 6 continents. Men and women are made welcome. For further information contact Isabella: 5476 8463 or Dorothy: 5476 4190.

Sunshine Coast MS Self Help Group THE Sunshine Coast MS Self Help Group meet every 4th Saturday of the month at 2.00pm at the Suncare Day Respite Centre, George Street Maroochydore. Further information can be obtained by phoning Maureen on 5443 2215. There is no cost and Partners/Carers are also welcome. The next meeting will be held on Saturday the 25th October. Future meetings for the rest of the year will be held on the 22nd November (Christmas Lunch). No meeting in December.

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Handy apps - Wikitude WIN a 7 Night Cruise for Two!

IF you haven’t heard of augmented reality you can catch on quickly with Wikitude. Wikitude augments reality by using the camera in your smartphone to give you information on the screen as you view the neighbourhood. The user’s location is synced with details of the area and attractions from Wikipedia, accommodation, restaurant reviews from TripAdvisor, things to do and more. Use it when travelling or view your own city in a totally new way. iOS/ Android/Blackberry/Windows Phone

Travel tips

When I purchase sheets or lightweight blankets, I save the zippered plastic bags (smaller sizes) they came in. I use them to help organize my suitcase, putting underclothing in one, shirts in another, etc. It’s especially helpful on those trips where I have to repack every few days. Elizabeth J. Kast

Ucango Travel & Cruise Centre and P&O along with Seniors Newspapers are offering readers the opportunity to go in a draw to win a fantastic fun filled cruise for 2 people. The winner will be able to choose from P&O’s Pacific Island Hopper Cruise or the Barrier Reef Discovery Cruise. Both cruises are ex Brisbane for 7 nights and to whet your appetite read more about the cruises up for grabs. Pacific Island Hopper “Nothing says ‘tropical holiday’ like island hopping from one tropical destination to the next, and when it comes to the Pacific Islands, we do it best! There’s the Frenchy-chic vibe of Noumea, the ancient culture of Lifou and the Caribbean atmosphere in Vila. Oh, and the beaches...we’d never forget the beaches!” – P&O Barrier Reef Discovery “This itinerary is dedicated to the incredible Great Barrier Reef – one of the seven wonders of the natural world. With three ports from which you can explore the pristine reef, coral cays and tropical islands, take the opportunity to fall in love with Australia all over again.” – P&O

TO ENTER ENTER: Simply tell us in 25 words or less why you would like to win a P&O Cruise. Email or post your entry along with your name, address and day time contact telephone number to Email: and in the subject line write Win a Cruise or post your entry to “Win a Cruise Competition” P O Box 1062, Tewantin Q 4565 Conditions of entry entry: Entrants must be aged 50 years and over, and only one entry per person per month. The competition will be drawn on December 22nd when one lucky person will be announced as the winner. The winner will be notified by telephone and post, and announced in our first newspaper published in 2015 being our February issue (No Jan issues are published)

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BOOK Review INDONESIA etc. Elizabeth Pisani


ONE in thirty people on this planet is Indonesian. The 13,000 islands of their homeland, scattered along the equator, stretch the distance from London to Tehran. By any standard, Indonesia is a global hub, one of the most dynamic and diverse countries of the 21st century. But you don’t have to look far from metropolitan Jakarta to find poverty, ancient rituals and black magic. Investigative reporter Elizabeth Pisani sets out to capture the real Indonesia in this entertaining and indispensable guide to a fascinating country we can’t afford not to know more about.

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Travelling through Outback Australia

A cheeky sign outside a restaurant in Busan, Korea

Maureen Lee

I saw this notice on a hotel door. Minimum dress standard SINGLET, SHORTS, THONGS (The MINIMUM dress req uirements struck me because in mo st hotels and clubs these clothes are ou tlawed!) Reading further was cause for consternation: SHOOTERS HEALTH REGULATIONS Require that all persons en tering the premises REMOVE ALL TRACES of your occupation. SHOWERS ARE LOCATED AT REAR OF BUILDING. PLEASE USE If not - service will be REFU Joyce Mc Crohan SED.

A Day in Rome


“We need an angel!” Our onward, flight had been delayed and we couldn’t bear to waste a day. So here we were, seven brightly dressed tourists lost in a sea of drab commuters somewhere between the airport and the city of Rome. And I was responsible for the escapade. I was beginning to feel more than a little disorientated and aware that we might just be lost in the spaghetti of the Italian railway system. Already we had made erratic progress through money changing, and travelling by bus to a nearby station. There we floundered through the ticket dispensing machines with much waving of hands and incomprehensible exchanges with those we pressured for help. We had changed trains twice in the labyrinth of underground stations and now our initial boldness and enthusiasm was wearing thin as we contemplated the fact we could be lost travelling in a foreign city. The door slid open at the next station and the rush of new arrivals pushed us closer together. “Where are we?” I spoke out loud, while searching for the name of the station. “Are you Australians?” A new arrival interjected as she joined the crush near the door.



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For a moment we were stunned. Were we hearing things? Someone who understood us, perhaps she was the angel we needed! It was better to think so than to to never know for sure. Our new found friend was however a travel agent visiting Rome to research the tourist attractions, a city she already knew quite well. What a day we had, our own off duty tour guide showing us the sights and sounds of Rome. Lunch time found us seated under the vine clad trellis of a sunbathed outdoor restaurant not far from the Spanish steps, but definitely not the usual tourist beat. Rome down to the last curl of garlic laden pasta. Eventually having squeezed the last drop out of an extraordinary day, we headed with accomplished ease back the way we had come: Three trains, one bus and a long walk. There was the airport hotel, just where we had left it. In a short space of time we had graduated from being accidental tourists to authentic travellers thanks to an angel. Beverley Souster

BUDGET EAT Smokey Joe’s Creole Café –Cajun and Creole, mains from under $20. SLEEP The Arthouse Hostel (built 1888), $33.75 pp p/night private room, free WiFi, free tea & coffee, free sunscreen, free BBQ, herb garden. DO Wander the streets to see the many well-preserved Georgian and Victorian buildings, take a peek at the Old Umbrella Shop, a retail museum run by the National Trust. Be awed by the beauty of Cataract Gorge, 15 minutes’ walk from city centre, with its walking trails, world’s longest single-span chairlift, suspension bridge and park-like gardens. Beautiful City Park houses stunning orchids in the conservatory, Japanese monkeys, and historic Albert Hall.

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Grey Nomad Blue sky searcher, Urchin drifter, Carefree sifter, Sifting sands Of timeless lands. Contributed by G. Watts

Travel TALES Competition

If you have a humorous travel story, photo or travel tips to share with our readers please send them to Email: and in the subject matter write Travel Tales. Also include your name, address and daytime phone number, or you can the post the above to Travel Tales, PO Box 1062, Tewantin, 4565. If you would like your photo to be returned please include a stamped self addressed envelope. Please keep your entries brief and photos should be in high resolution.

Win a P&O Cruise All entries will automatically go into the Win a P&O Cruise Competition from Ucango Travel & Cruise, P&O and Seniors Newspaper which will be drawn on 22nd December 2014.

BOUTIQUE EAT Stillwater Restaurant – renovated 1840s flour mill beside the Tamar River offers indulgent seasonal menus. Try fresh Tas scallops, wild crayfish, wallaby or duck. Mains small/large $26/$44. SLEEP Hatherley House - 1830s historic house with a modern twist. Try the Garden Pavilions set in the historic gardens. Modern, art filled, with a moon window and private deck with outdoor bath carved from volcanic stone. $340 p/night. DO Enjoy local beer and wine tasting ona luncheon cruise through Cataract Gorge to Batman Bridge, $125 per person. Follow the Tamar Valley Wine Route for a choice of more than 20 cellar doors. Indulge in a day tour of chocolate and gourmet foodfarms with smoked salmon at a salmon farm, luscious raspberries, cheese tastings, honey sampling and chocolate to die for, $165 per person.

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BY COLLEEN POVALL ONE of our favourite cities in the world is Utrecht in Holland. An old university city dating back to pre-Roman times, it has long been a crossroads of humanity and wherever you look, there are traces of that humanity clinging to it ancient buildings and canals. One day, rounding a corner, I almost fell over a massive rock imbedded in the narrow footpath and chained securely to building on the corner. ‘What on earth is this?’ I demanded, hastily regaining my balance. My husband Ben, who’d been born and bred in Utrecht merely shrugged. ‘’s always been there.’ Fortunately for my inquisitive nature, his mother knew the answer. ‘It’s the Devil’s play stone,’ she answered and went on to explain. Back in mediaeval days the citizens discovered that each morning the rock was in a different spot and since it was so massive, they decided it must be moved by the Devil, having a bit of fun at their expense. Since any of his activities are to be discouraged, they chained it to the corner of the nearest building. Apparently the idea worked and the Devil moved on to more tolerant climes. So it remains today, a menace to pedestrians, but a salutary lesson to the Devil not to mess with the locals.

CHOICE takes on new consumer travel project

FOLLOWING the deregulation of travel agents, CHOICE has reached agreement with state and territory governments for a new Consumer Travel Hub project.The project will provide a mix of research, tailored information, education campaigns and advocacy to significantly improve the experience of Australian consumers in the travel market. With a planned launch date of late 2014, the hub will identify issues with travel providers, products and services, and bring these issues to the attention of governments, regulators and industry. CHOICE reached agreement with state and territory ministers in July, with the project to receive funding of $2.8m over four-and-a-half years, provided from the now-defunct Travel Compensation Fund. This matches the funding already provided to the Australian Federation of Travel Agents to set up a voluntary self-accreditation scheme from 1 July 2014. Funding has also been provided to state and territory governments to raise awareness about the changes to the travel industry. Key features of the CHOICE proposal are: • Ensuring there is a strong consumer voice in the Australian travel market, identifying emerging consumer issues, and advocating for solutions. • Publishing and promoting independent advice

for Australian travellers on their consumer rights and protections, including common issues around travel agents and other providers. • Providing unbiased reviews and how-to guides for navigating consumer travel products and services, including travel insurance. CHOICE was one of several groups invited by the nation’s consumer affairs ministers to apply for funding to establish a consumer voice in the travel industry. This followed the decision of ministers to abolish the Travel Compensation Fund, which since 1987 was part of licensing arrangements for Australian-based travel agents. The fund also paid more than $60 million in compensation to consumers left high and dry when agents went bust, such as when a Sydney-based cruise company went into administration in 2012. While we recognise the travel industry is evolving, CHOICE advocated for reforming the fund rather than abolishing it. We also argued that if the fund were abolished, dedicated resources should be provided for consumer protection. When ministers decided to abolish the fund anyway, and to provide funding to the travel industry to set up a voluntary selfaccreditation scheme, we argued that comparable amount should be provided to help consumers. Article reprinted courtesy of CHOICE













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Fill your senses with sound, colour and flavours “Stella and Horacio provided a tour with first class and excellent traditional hotels, comfortable mini-buses and entertaining tour guides ensuring a safe, comfortable, well-paced and educational tour.” An information session will be held in

Toowoomba on November 8 and Caloundra on November 13 to share original photos, daily itineraries and Q&A. Everybody is welcome. Register your interest now on any of the contact details listed below. Stella and Horacio love

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CAREFULLY planned small group, fully escorted tours to different Latin America destinations are paying off to husband and wife team Horacio Passeggi and Stella Romagnoli joining forces in their pursuit to promote Latin America, the continent of their roots. Latin America Group Tours is focusing on small groups ex Brisbane where the passenger is escorted every day, in every place until boarding the last flight home. Their classic fully escorted tour to Argentina, Brazil and Peru is scheduled for April and September 2015. From the hectic capital of Argentina and

its magnificent glaciers, the incredible Iguazú Falls, the “most beautiful city in the world” of Rio de Janeiro to the mixture of cultures in Cuzco or the majestic Inca Sacred City of Machu Picchu all is carefully planned and considered. “...having always resisted the temptation to travel with group tours at any level, any such resistance soon proved to be of no concern once we arrived with Stella and her team in South America.” They not only speak the languages, they also understand both cultures. If you are one the adventurous and

curious type that dream about exotic cultures, faraway lands and ancient history, Mexico and Guatemala with optional to Cuba is your tour. Your senses will be filled up with the sounds, colours and flavours that this unique region has to offer. This tour has been planned to explore the genuine Aztec and Mayan cultures combined cosmopolitan fascinating cities and local wildlife in the most authentic Mariachi style with lots of burritos, Tequila and amigos! Departure time for this tour is May 2015.More information at www.latinamerica


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ANYBODY who has ever sailed has dreamt about sailing around the beautiful Whitsunday Islands in North Queensland. Plenty of charter boats of all sizes and styles are available. Novices have the option of having a hired skipper manage the boat for them. We decided to “bite the bullet” and arranged a “bareboat” charter Sunshine Coast, Caboolture, Redcliffe, Brisbane Metro Area, of a 40’ Adams sloop called Kookaroo. Bareboat chartering means Redlands, Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Banora Pt, Kingscliff you have the boat to yourself and have to sail it and do all the Will mail Itinerary on all tours, Please Phone chores associated with living on a yacht. Two female friends jumped Sunshine Coast / Brisbane: 3343 6722 at the chance of accompanying us. Airlie Beach is 1100km away Gold Coast: 5520 1499 from the Sunshine Coast and the drive took us 12 hours. A motel provided beds for a night and our adventure began the next morning. The initial briefing was information overload and I just hoped I could figure it all out later. Before being given the all clear a guy accompanied us for a quick sail to make sure we knew what we were doing – fooled him! We departed Airlie Beach under a clear sky with about 20 knots of wind – a brisk breeze. I made sure all the crew had a turn on the helm during the crossing Tailor made & small to Nara Inlet on Hook Island. It was great to be finally out on the water and under group Safaris in sail. The sheltered inlet had a fair number • Africa of boats already moored but we found a • India spot and soon were enjoying sundowners in the cockpit – this was what sailing was • Borneo all about!! • Canada Night on a strange boat is an eerie • USA experience. Yachts have the habit of making a weird assortment of • South America unexplainable noises and Kookaroo was • Antarctica no exception. A halyard slapped the • The Arctic mast, the anchor chain made groaning sounds, the dinghy bumped against the All other destination catered for! side, odd clicks seem to come through the hull, a myriad of other sounds Call me, Peter Emery on intruded our brains. A check on deck around 1.30am revealed a starry sky and or email everything secure. Qld registered travel agent licence number 3181 385 By morning the sky was overcast and a strong wind was blowing. We sailed under

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jib alone at 7 knots with a rolling motion. At Langford Island we thought we might snorkel but the wind was blowing so strongly we aborted that idea and went to Stonehaven on the north-west side of Hook Island. Rain started that afternoon and that changed everything. We did manage to get in a short swim and a brief snorkel over some coral. Bullets of wind struck every few minutes. The next morning saw the southerly still howling and driving scuds of rain. Butterfly Bay on the northern tip of Hook Island seemed to offer shelter from the wind so we sailed there and tied up to a mooring buoy. Periods of sunny sky allowed us to get in some good snorkelling over brilliant coral and colourful fish. However, the wind absolutely screamed like a banshee and several times our big yacht was heeled right over. Once, during dinner, four meals ended up on my wife’s lap! This trip was proving less than idyllic! Determined to visit Whitehaven Beach, we headed south under motor into the gale and made it to the eastern side of Whitsunday Island and its pristine white sand. This beach is reputed to be one of the world’s best. It was really enjoyable to go ashore in the dinghy and walk along the empty beach between showers. No trip to the Whitsundays would be complete without checking out Hamilton Island. Nothing was free here – we even had to pay to moor the yacht for an hour. Kookaroo looked rather insignificant among the super yachts in the marina. Electric buggies were the mode of transport on the island, each with their own Hamilton Island number plate. The main street was like an upmarket town with boutiques, banks, restaurants, bistro, art galleries and a large variety of tourist traps. It was all very “over the top”. We were glad to get back to the seclusion of our temporary home. Cid Harbour proved a more sheltered anchorage and we enjoyed a more relaxed night with less noises intruding – maybe we were getting used to life at sea. Several maxi yachts were nearby. A large tourist cruise boat anchored a few hundred metres away. Our final sunset was rather watery with showers persisting but we maintained the ritual of sundowners. On our return leg to Airlie Beach I sent two of the crew out in the dinghy to get some photos of the yacht under sail. No sooner were they in the tiny rubber dinghy than the wind picked up and Kookaroo took off. Yachts don’t have brakes and it was a struggle to try to slow down so the dinghy could catch up for photos. Back on shore we had mixed feelings saying farewell to Kookaroo. The weather had not been kind but we had some great memories and could tick another off the Bucket List.



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Exploring authentic Asia

STONESTREET’S are excited to announce a host of new tours to many fabulous destinations in 2015. Imagine strolling beneath a mauve canopy of Jacaranda blooms in Grafton, cruising the crystal blue seas of The Great Barrier Reef, fossicking for precious gems in Outback Queensland, standing at the intersection of three Australian States, exploring the wilderness and wonders of Tasmania or tasting Tassie’ s delicious gourmet foods&liqueurs.You could do all of this and so much more on a Stonestreet’s tour. Featuring one of many Luxury Coach Tours in 2015, Stonestreet’s Coaches ‘Tracking Down the Bushrangers’ tour concentrates on tracking down those notorious, daring & dangerous bushrangers who flourished around the 1860’s and 1870’s, when the colonial-born sons of poor (often ex-convict squatters) were drawn to a more glamorous life than mining or farming. Much of the bushranging activity of this era took place in the Lachlan Valley area of NSW around Forbes, Yass and Cowra. Highlights of this tour include a visit to Captain Thunderbolt’s Cave – Tenterfield NSW; a walk in Thunderbolt’s footsteps with a visit to Thunderbolt’s Rock and Kentucky Creek (the place where Thunderbolt was eventually shot and killed– Uralla NSW); a visit to Escort Rock/Eugowra – the site of Australia’s biggest ever Gold Robbery carried out by Frank Gardiner and his gang of Australian bushrangers including John Gilbert and Ben Hall; an insight into the world of the Kelly Gang and the Ned Kelly Trail from Junee to Jerilderie and with visits to Beechworth, Glenrowan, Benalla and Euroa before eventually ending up in Melbourne, and so much more! So why not join Stonestreets Coaches and start ‘tracking down’ our bushrangers for yourself? We invite you to browse through our list of tours for 2015 in Stonestreet’s Coaches new Destinations 2014-15 Catalogue, which is available in now! If you require further information, please call our friendly tra eam on (0 7) 468 7 5555. travvel tteam (07) 4687

WHETHER it’s visit historic experimenting landmarks, with the local learning about cuisine in India, the culture and being traditional rituals transported back of the locals. Due in time in Burma to the or exploring the overwhelming temples in popularity of the Vietnam program, 11, 14, &Cambodia, 16 and 18 night Cruiseco’s itineraries are exclusive now available. Sun City TTra ra eam ravv el – the tteam Authentic Asia Cruiseco Explorer In our October edition our travel article regarding Sun City Travel contained an incorrect photo. We apologise for this error – this photo is a more up-to-date one of their professional team. river cruise range – Cruiseco offers something incredible for every type of Explorer inaugural sailing departs3 November traveller. Cruiseco’s Authentic Asia range has 2014 and will operate in Myanmar on the waters quickly gained a reputation for providing culturally of the Irrawaddy, Upper Irrawaddy and Chindwin rich voyages in exotic destinations and in complete Rivers. Guests may choose to start their luxury. India is the latest addition to the Authentic adventure from either Prome or Mandalay and Asia range, and is sure to do the same. 11 and 17 night itineraries are now available. These unique luxury land and cruise tours have Authentic Asia India – The newest additional to been designed to provide guests with the the Authentic Asia range, India offers a experience of a life time, venturing off the beaten spectacular 27 night cruise and land adventure track to access some of the most secluded parts of from Mumbai to Kolkata, giving travellers the the world. And, as a result, guests discover opportunity to venture into the very heart of something that is truly special. India. Guests spend 10 nights aboard the Cruiseco’s Authentic Asia range currently includes: luxurious RV Ganges Voyager, plus 17 nights Cruiseco Adventurer – Cruiseco’s first custom-built touring India, staying in luxurious five star hotels. Contact Suncity TTra ra 1 83 11 ship enabling guests to travel along the Mekong ravv el on 549 5491 831 or River from Saigon to Siem Reap (or reverse). for all your cruise needs. Guests stop at local villages, colourful ports and

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Discover the World with Evergreen & Ucango

TRAVELLERS will learn a bit more about Canada/Alaska, Europe & South America travel options plus have access to have some exclusive offers with an Evergreen Tours information session this month. The event, to be hosted at Ucango Travel & Cruise’s Pelican Waters branch, will provide attendees with the opportunity to discover firsthand what Evergreen’s hand crafted tours have to offer. As a bonus, Ucango has also teamed up with Evergreen to offer some exclusive travel deals available for those that attend. Ucango Travel & Cruise Managing

Director, Dave Hulsman, said the Ucango team had just achieved the status of ‘Evergreen Expert’ meaning staff were extensively trained on the Evergreen product and had access to extra savings, airfare deals, free upgrades and other offers. “Whether your dream is to cruise the rivers of Europe, discover the beauty of Canada or experience the passion and history of the increasingly popular South America, travelling with Evergreen makes it easy and enjoyable”, Mr Hulsman said. “Their unique itineraries deliver the right balance so you can discover both the iconic sights as well as local best kept secrets and still give you the freedom for personal discoveries in your own time.” The event will be held on November 10, kicking off at 6pm, with light refreshments being served throughout the evening. RSVP’s are essential so book your spot or get more information by getting in contact with the Ucango team. Phone 543 7 4000 or emailing 5437

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customisable shore excursions, from tasting fine Côtes du Rhône wines from the Hermitage to an exclusive ‘Go Active’ bike ride along the Danube or an exclusive evening visit of St Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Uniworld inspires you to travel your way. With expertly planned itineraries ranging from eight to 29 days, Uniworld continues to evolve with new destinations, excursions and new boutique ships to suit even the most experienced traveller. Travel along the Main, Rhine & Danube from Amsterdam to Budapest or indulge in the gourmet food and wine in the south of France. Why not experience la dolce vita of Italy, with Uniworld’s programs through Venice and Northern Italy, a country whose romantic language and landscape is sure to charm you. Contact your local Travellers Choice consultant on 1300 78 78 58 or visit to book your luxury Uniworld river cruise today!

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community news “One Hundred Years of Service” - A Concert to Remember! DON’T miss this year’s magnificent Legacy “Remem-

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with very little government funding, Legacy carries on its silent work for over 100,000 widows, children and dependants, Australia wide. Tickets are only $15 including a delicious afternoon tea, call 5493 5098. They are also available at the door. So come along to the Lifepointe Baptist Centre, Wises Rd, on Saturday the 8 th of November, 2pm and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of entertainment and also support a worthwhile cause. Find us on Facebook and check out the band’s website

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Glen Miller and Irving Berlin also feature, and the audience will be invited to participate with the intriguing request “good whistlers wanted”. Guest vocalist Fiona Simpson, State Member for Maroochydore performs a delightful rendition of “Climb every mountain”. She is joined by Tanya McFadyen to perform a duet arrangement of “The Lord Is My Shepherd”. All proceeds from the event will go to Legacy Support Activities, which assists over 1,600 widows and families, here on the Sunshine Coast. As a voluntary organisation

HAVE you ever wondered about taking up painting or woodwork? If you have, come to our Community Connect Morning Tea on Wednesday 19th November from 9.30am-11am. The talented folk from the Pomona Railway Gallery and Cooroy Woodworkers will be showing off their work, talking about how you too can develop your skills and be the creative person you’ve always wanted to be. This is a great social morning. Come and meet new people, connect with friends, find out what’s going on in your community. Bookings Please 5485 2427. Morning Tea - Gold Coin Donation

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Saturday the 8 th of November, 2pm. Under the baton of Music Director Ken Chadwick, the inspiring selection of tunes will commemorate the theme of “100 years of War”. Bev Gourlay, Aart Schouten and Alan Winter will lead some Singalongs of popular “Wartime Favourites”, and Aart will sing “Roses of Picardy” and “The Long Long Trail” as typical of rousing WW 1 songs. There will be a special presentation of the song titled “Our Country’s Call”, with words written and sung by Alan Winter. Songs and tunes by the Village People,

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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Sunshine Coast Jazz Club

THE Sunshine Coast Jazz Club Inc proudly presents The New Grove Jazz Ensemble [Brisbane] on Saturday 1st November. Show starts at 7.30pm to 10.30pm at the Kawana Hall behind the Library. Led by Musical Director Ken Lincoln, this 22 Big Band [most have been members for 10 years] features the exciting vocals of Trina Lincoln. This is A Big Band Swing, Glen Miller, and all those greats from years gone by. Bring your Eye masks as prizes for best 3. Make up a table or 2. All Bookings Jennie on 5476 7154. Members $15, Seniors U3A $20, Public $25. Please pay cash at door only. Info Ted 5491 6017. B.Y.O everthing. Or the Pink Ladies Kitchen $5 Tea, Coffee, Cakes. Our Sponsors 104.9 Sunshine FM Radio, Sunshine Coast, Daily, The Weeklys and the Seniors.

To Hold & To Have strike gold YOU may have already met, heard or read about the new jewellers to open in Buderim “To Hold &To Have”. If you haven’t, allow us to introduce you to Shiree Hobson and Jo Saxelby-Balisky. Shiree and Jo have both been in the jewellery industry for decades but are new working as a team and together have already struck gold in their industry awards. Competing in the Jewellery Association of Australia, Australasian Jewellery awards Shiree and Jo designed and hand-made a pair of 18 karat white and rose gold earrings. They returned home from the awards night at the Sydney entertainment centre with first place in the “Bride to Be” category. These awards are held every two years and now allow Jo and Shiree and their winning piece the opportunity to travel to Hong Kong in March for the World Jewellery titles. Shiree & Jo are not strangers to awards having collected several in the past in both the art and jewellery professions.

Sarah Stevens - Editor of “Bride to Be” Magazine, Jo Saxelby, Shiree Hobson & Amanda Hunter - Executive Director of the Jewellery Association of Australia

Shiree was apprentice of the year in 2004. An award achieved only through passion, drive& dedication. Shiree and Jo both have Bachelor of Visual Arts degrees with Jo having several awards up her sleeve in visual art arena. Jo has also had many group and solo exhibitions and exhibited in the National Gallery of Victoria. Jo was born and raised here on a pineapple and strawberry farm in Palmwoods

and has watched the coast grow from a predominantly farming community to the multi-faceted economic and tourist community that it is today. Shiree has worked in the jewellery industry in Sydney and Perth before calling the Sunshine Coast home. To Hold &To Have is located at 98 King Street, Buderim opposite the beautiful “Wirreanda Park” and surrounded by gorgeous cafes, antiques

shops and places to browse. Their onsite manufacturing workshop and gallery style retail store is open Monday to Friday 9:00 – 5:00 and Saturday 8:30 – 12:30 and by after hours appointment. The retail gallery has unique ranges of handmade and fashion jewellery and the workshop provides a beautiful, inspiring place for your jewellery to be designed, created, or repaired and cared for.

Music in the Park

“SUNSHINE Brass” are giving a free concert in the park at Kenilworth on Sunday the 23rd of November from 11am till 1pm. Why not go for a Sunday drive to this beautiful hinterland town and listen to some fabulous music by “Sunshine Brass” band while having a picnic in the park. For more information ring Arch Robertson on 0409 851 546.

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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Playwright seeks letters from the Front in WW1

DO you have authentic letters from the battlefields of World War One written by your relatives? If so, David Crewe is eager to hear from you. Maleny playwright David is scripting the main arena event for the June 2015 Sunshine Coast Show entitled ‘Anzac Dawn’ and plans to use these letters as part of the drama. The Show’s organisers, the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Society, has commissioned David and Buderim composer Paul Coppens to create a spectacular original work involving a

massed choir, bands, and actors as part of the Anzac Centenary year commemorations. Davidsaid “the letters we seeking are important documents which describe personal experience of this horrific war.” “I am keen to have access to these as a way of relating this production directly to people in the area. They can be from soldiers or nurses or other relatives involved in the struggle,” he said. The Agricultural Society has received a grant of $80,000 from the Queensland State Anzac

Centenary Fund towards this event, which is also supported by the Sunshine Coast Council. The event will be a mixture of live action, music and song, tracing the Australian experience of war at home and on the battle fronts of Gallipoli and Western Europe over the years 1914-18. As well as a call for the

letters, David and Paul are keen to hear from choirs, music and drama groups, schools and individuals who would like to be involved in performing in this production. Contact David if you have letters on, and if you are interested in performing at

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Queensland Pops Orchestra New Year’s Eve Special

FOR 30 years the QPO has provided the ultimate NYE event. Last year the Pops introduced the Black Tie concert to the delight of 200 patrons. The package includes an A reserve ticket to the 9.30pm performance followed by exclusive access to the QPAC roof top function to enjoy French champagne and exquisite canapés whilst watching the thrilling display of pyrotechniques. There is opportunity to mingle with the stars while counting in 2015 in style with Brisbane’s most exclusive ticket to the New Year’s Eve fireworks. The musical experience will take you from the gondolas of Venice to the razzmatazz of Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue. Alex Raineri has had numerous successes in competitions on both a national and international level. Significant prizes include;1st prize at both Australian National Piano Award and Kerikeri International Piano Competitions in 2014. Young virtuoso violinist Cherin Lee will also make her Pops debut and will perform the gypsy sensation Zigeunerweisen by Sarasate and the highly emotional theme from Schindler’s List. The chance to sing along with Auld Lang Singe will be one of the many opportunities for audience participation. The orchestra will also be joined by solo vocalists to transport you into the most positive frame of mind to start 2015. The Pops is fast becoming the desired location for high quality entertainment for the wider musical tastes. This concert is designed to enhance your celebration of the year gone and excite your expectation for the year to come. Have your spirits uplifted and enjoy a great night out in Brisbane. Two performances which will get you out in time to watch the fireworks on the Brisbane River. 6pm & 9:30pm Bookings: 136 246 For more information visit

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mas) would be just right with a man who’s relaxed, lively brain and educated. I’m between 50-100, NS. Is there a man with initiative to look at his life and make reply? Ref No: 2140 Sunshine Coast Widow NS, SD, VGSOH, caring and well presented. WLTM sincere gent, 68- 73, well presented. If you care to share with me the following interests dining, dancing, live bands, w/ends away, travel. If you are interested contact me to have coffee and see if we can match. Ref No: 2141

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How to Reply Place your reply in a sealed STAMPED envelope (please don’t write on this envelope). Enclose this envelope inside another envelope and write the reference number advertisement you wish to respond to and post it to “Seniors Meeting Place”, P.O. Box 1062, Tewantin. Qld 4565. We will then forward your message on to the person who placed the advertisement. To place a FREE ad Send your free advertisement (up to 40 words) with your name, address and phone number to “Seniors Meeting Place”, P.O. Box 1062, Tewantin. Qld 4565. (No names, addresses or phone numbers are printed in the advertisements, only a reference number). Meeting Place Abbreviations: DTE down to earth, FS financially secure, NS non smoker, ND non drinker, NG non gambler, SD social drinker, SOH sense of humour, GSOH good sense of humour, VGSOH very good sense of humour, Affect – affectionate, Hon – honest, Med – medium, WLTM would love to meet, VTPR view to permanent relationship.

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MONDAY & TUESDAY 12-2pm Purchase any $12 Meal from our 5 Specials “OLD TIME CHOOK RAFFLE” Mondays & Tuesdays for Seniors Bingo on Tuesday - Eyes down at 9.15am The Maroochy Surf Club has just installed a brilliant new till system that allows all members to receive great discounts on all purchases throughout the pub

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Information for Members & Bonafide Visitors

COMPUTER Viruses and Scams Stopping You? Is the publicity about viruses, scams and hackers stopping you getting the most use you can from your computer for banking, online shopping and surfing the internet etc? Members of the Sunshine Coast Computer Club receive regular notifications about the latest Scams and Warnings in Weekly e mail Bulletins and conduct tutorials on how to be aware of these threats and avoid them. Advice is given on programs to install on your computer for your protection. Should you unfortunately end up with a problem getting through to your computer, the Club can offer hands on help to rid your computer of these problems. Weekly meetings are held at Caloundra and Buderim and a monthly meeting at Yandina for North Coast members. Sunshine Coast Computer Club welcomes visitors to come to a meeting to see just what happens at these meetings to see if what is on offer will help them if they become members of the Club. Meetings pro-

vide tea and coffee and time to chat with other members. For reasonable membership fees and a small weekly charge, members have multiple avenues for help and support when needed. To find out more about when and where the Club meet-

ings are held and how you too can join the Club and get help telephone the Club Information Line 5492 1005, or visit the Club Web Site –http:// (View a video on the Club) or e mail the Club at

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Concerts at BliBli in the 1940s

SINCE 1927 the Community Hall, called the Public Hall then, has been the hub of BliBli. Concerts, dances and fetes have always been held there to raise money. Mr and Mrs Tom Davey were notably to the fore in organising concerts. Tom Davey, a fine tenor, conducted the choir and Mrs Davey, who was a piano teacher, accompanied. Other pianists were Mrs Mon Hegarty, Mrs Ruby Philbrook, Vi Hegarty and Moi Hegarty. Other singers were Mrs Winifred Nichols, Mrs Janet Kennedy, Ken Garrett, Bethel Garrett and Pat Nichols. There was no electricity, and the carbide-fuelled

FREE 4 SALE CLASSIFIEDS AMERICAN power electric pot (jug) 2 curling irons & blow dryer. $20 the lot. Ph 5492 4838. Caloundra.

$60. Ph 0402 819 093. Golden Beach JIGSAW puzzles 1000 pieces, no missing pieces. $2 each Ph 5448 1542. Peregian Springs.

BUD lighting kit. Indoors/ outdoors 80-100+ lights on two to three lengths. Two transformers. All parts. Instructions. Strong replacable globes. Suitable for Christmas decorations. Exc. cond. $85 ono. Ph 5494 3376. Maleny.

LOUNGE suite suitable outdoors vinyl polyester mesh covered. All with cushions, 4 armchairs, 1 chaise lounge, all as new $250. Ph 5445 4828. Buderim.

COMPUTER desk 120 cm high by 100cm wide shelving above and below light grey on casters $35. Ph 5450 8165. Bli Bli. Mock Wedding

lighting system for the hall tended by Tom Philbrook and various helpers, was located a short distance down the hill below the hall. Supper was generally served and for this, water was boiled out there in a copper, and carried very carefully in a kerosene tin up the back steps into the kitchen. Tea only was served using two big white enamel pitchers, milky or black. The ladies offered plates of sandwiches and home-made cakes. The war was followed by a period of austerity. Everything seemed to be in short supply. Food, clothing and petrol rationing coupons were still in use, and the soldiers did not return home immediately peace was declared. The young people

of BliBli formed the Pastime Club to provide some light relief while waiting for normality to return to the world. One of the items for their concert in July 1946 was a hilarious sketch called “Mock Wedding”. The characters were hardly recognisable, with girls dressed as boys and vice versa. Today the BliBli on Maroochy Historical Society is here to collect, preserve and promote local history. We meet at 9.30am (door open at 9am) on the first Monday of the month. Next meeting is Monday 3 November. Phone Anne on 0400 913 443.Please visit us on our Facebook page for more details on w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / BliBliOnMaroochy HistoricalSocietyInc

LOUNGE 2 seater Noosa style. $200. VGC. Floral print. Ph 5449 8138. Tewantin.

to clean and care for fabric. GC $500 for both. Ph 5478 6332. RECLINER lift chair, deep blue, electric, fabric pilled but clean. $200 neg. Ph 5479 2151. Maroochydore. SCOOTER Shoprider Brand. New batteries in 2013. Red. $225. Ph 5408 5409. Bli Bli. WEDGEWOOD Jasperware. Various styles, sizes. Will discount when buying 3 or more pieces. From $10 each, negotiable. Ph 0419 737 461. Noosa Heads.

RECLINER chairs x 2. Top WHEELY walker GC $65. quality Aus made and Ph 0422 714 275. brand. Right hand side levers for ease of use, easy Caloundra.

HOODED six burner plus side burner with cupboard under. On wheels, GC.

FREE For Sale Classifieds

Only ONE FREE FOR SALE classified allowed per person per month. No other sorts of Classifieds, ie: Wanted adverts will be accepted. The publisher reserves the right to decline, edit and reduce the number of classifieds appearing due to space available in the newspaper. Due to these space constraints sometimes not all adverts will appear in the one month, but will be placed in the following month. You can write up to 20 words per advert, but make sure that your contact phone number, and the selling price are clearly stated. Items for sale must not exceed $500. Please submit FREE classifieds only by post, fax or email to our office by 17th of each month. (No adverts will be accepted over the telephone.) Wanted items are no longer accepted. Conditions apply: Free For Sale classifieds are for private party advertising only. No business adverts accepted. Please print the first word of your classified in CAPITALS, and the rest of the advert should be in lower case. All adverts must be accompanied by the name, address and phone number of the person placing the advertising. POST your adverts to: ‘SC Free 4 Sale,’ SC Seniors Newspaper, P O Box 1062, Tewantin Q. 4565. FAX adverts to: 5474 4975 EMAIL: (All emailed adverts must be in lower case, except for the first word, which should be in capitals.)

Social Singing Club Palmwoods HAVE Fun - Sing Great Songs - The Social Singing Club of Palmwoods’ aim is for members to enjoy mornings of fun, making and enjoying friendships and singing a wide variety of songs. The club is open to everyone, regardless of singing ability. Visitors and friends are

welcome to just come along to sit and listen to the music and laugh along with us. The club meets every Wednesday morning at the Girl Guides Hut, Palmwoods-Montville Road. For more information contact Warner on 5457 3317.

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community news Straight Clues

Seniors Twospeed Crossword

Cryptic Clues ACROSS 2 Hinders progress to begin blending hair 7 One Roman keeping his Emperor 8 Hit an obstruction on an outing 9 One raced in the country 10 Assist the last assistant? 11 Test baby is first inside concerned with the tribe 13 Warning in advance of PE monitor in trouble 16 Did me a turn for a crown 18 A short time at a ditch for defence 19 Never go back without right to be equal 20 Sometimes used to beat a sort of plant 21 Harvest about a third of apples 22 Bird went first as designated with name

ACROSS 2 Solid pieces of wood 7 Old Roman 8 Stumble 9 Asian country 10 Assistant 11 Of a group 13 Foretaste 16 A headpiece 18 Defensive trench 19 Level 20 Pithy wood 21 Harvest 22 Named DOWN 1 Removed top 2 A span 3 Traditional learning 4 Pleasure 5 Stern 6 Travel document 12 Old typesetter 14 WWII submarine 15 Pressed 17 Russian name 18 A pond

DOWN 1 Opened, but never played for special team 2 Could it be played with cards on important part on ship? 3 Role played in body of knowledge 4 Pleasure from ingredients with people with time 5 Severe stir about short court 6 Volume is a necessity for a travel document 12 Floor covering with sort of older print composing machine 14 Stinging insect takes first little sub 15 Pressed Ian first with two little chaps following 17 Russian man with one vehicle 18 Nothing more than a small lot of water

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Crowning Glory – A Proms Concert

THE Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra performs a selection of British music under the baton of local conductor Donna McMahon, at the Lake Kawana Community Centre, on Saturday 22nd November at 7 pm.

The two part programme features classical works by Holst (Jupiter), Handel (selections from Royal Fireworks) and Elgar (Pomp and Circumstance), and ‘traditional’ favourites, in which the audience is

encouraged to join in the merriment of the Sailor’s Hornpipe, Lord of the Dance, and singalongs to Music Hall favourites such as I Do Like to be Beside the

Seaside and Auld Lang Syne. Bring along flags, streamers, and whistles. The concert features local guests -cellist Sam Lucas and soprano Jennifer Barry. Tickets

are $28 pre-booked, $35 at the door, and $25 for groups of 10 or more. A light supper may be purchased at the centre’s cafeteria. Tickets may be booked

at Lake Kawana Community Centre: 5413 1400, and SCSO: 5442 3445, and Caloundra Commu-

nity Bank® 5492 5267. For more details, see the SCSO website:

Available Sunday to Thursday this NOVEMBER

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As well as our Bowls competition each Tuesday afternoon followed by drinks we are now able to offer all golfers access (no charge) to our beautiful par 3 course.

So bring your Bowls, bring your Golf Clubs there’s lots of fun to be had at Clouds. A big fabulous cooked breakfast will set you up for a big day, every day!

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community news Pleasant Sunday afternoon Concerts

AFTER 13 years of organising the Pleasant Sunday Afternoon concerts, Bev Gourlay is going to take a back seat (in the audience) from now on. Bev, and husband Aart Schouten, have enjoyed their singing and organisational involvement to provide these variety concerts, which have been a stage for many people (especially youngsters and Chorale members), to get performance exposure in a fun, informal manner. They’ve also raised around $85,000 for the Caloundra Chorale in that time, and kept the Chorale in the public domain and as a venue to advertise other Chorale events. And the audiences have kept coming too, even as far away as Beerwah (for 5 years) and the Caboolture Retirement village people (this year), as well as the Regulars. The PSA concerts will still be held on the 1st Sundays of the months from May to October next year, and will still be at the CCSA Hall, Nutley St., Caloundra, and will still be with Neil Booth at the piano and as a co-host. Visit the website for details on the Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company’s activities.

U3A Armchair Travel Noosa U3A’s Armchair Travel on Friday November 28th features two segments. Firstly Griet and Peter Hesse tell us about Cruising in the Baltic, with lovely photos. Travel magazines say that about one million Australian prefer Cruising every year now. After Afternoon Tea our next Speaker is Jan Brown who travels in Indonesia... firstly to the ancient Buddhist temple of Borobodur in Java, then to the Underwater world of North Sulawesi. We start at 1.45 pm and everyone is welcome - 64 Poinciana Ave on the corner with Shell Service Station.

Caloundra City Branch NSA NATIONAL Seniors Australia (NSA) is the largest organisation representing Australians aged 50 and over. The Caloundra City branch meets at the rear function room Currimundi Hotel, Buderim Street, Currimundi every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10am. Ample parking is available. November Meeting has talented Geovei Musica, a Brisbane based group of musicians who will perform for the meeting. Lunch afterwards is optional. Friendship, interesting speakers, local outings and other activities are offered. There will be no Meeting in December, next being Tuesday 13th January 2015. Phone Fran 5444 8347.

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Just a Cappella Harmony


A night of four-part a cappella harmonies will be presented at the Buderim War Memorial Hall on Saturday the 8th November. Special guests will be Benchmark the male quartet who received National acclaim in 2011 when they appeared in the final of Australia’s Got Talent. Benchmark who are current Pan Pacific and Australian National senior quartet champions, earlier this year competed at the convention in Long Beach California. They narrowly missed winning a bronze medal in the Senior Quartet section against a strong field of international quartets. Hosts, The Sunshine Statesmen, are very pleased to have Benchmark sing with them once again,

and to help kick off their 25th year celebrations of singing on the Sunshine Coast. Also appearing with the Statesmen will be the Hot Ginger Chorus, an all female chorus whose repertoire includes ballads, show tunes, popular music and Australian tunes. Hot Ginger, who recently celebrated their 20th anniversary as a chorus are renowned for their showmanship is sure to spice up the evening The doors will be open from 6.30 pm with the show commencing at 7 pm. For tickets contact Paul on 5445 6497. Tickets which include refreshment and a light supper are $25 for adults and $10 under 15.

Buderim VIEW Club

Buderim VIEW Club’s meetings/lunches are held on the first Wednesday of the month, at 246 Petrie Creek Road Rosemount (Bli Bli) at 11am. The next meeting/ lunch is on Wednesday 5th November. There are always interesting guest speakers and a social activity on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. For November the guest speaker will be Joe Natoli, who is Director and General Manager of Future Wave Energy Solutions Australia. If you have not been to any of our meetings, please consider coming along. Have lunch with a friendly group of ladies and make new and lasting friendships. Please call Sylvia at 5441 6049 to make a reservation. For luncheon bookings or cancellations, please call by 6 pm on the Sunday before the luncheon.

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Lingering doubts – going inside Brisbane’s Arcade Murder MEET authors, Deb Drummond and Janice Teunis, granddaughters of a man arrested for murder by Det. Frank Bischof in 1947. The authors will share this disturbing story and take their listeners back to post-war Brisbane to analyse the police investigation that saw their grandfather die in Boggo Road

Gaol. Pathways Wellness Centre, 7 Ocean St., Maroochydore 15 November 2 - 4 pm. Bookings 5326 3336 or Alison Quigley 5445 1479 and 0414 237 586. Books $30 – sorry no cr. card facility. For more information about this historic crime visit

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CALOUNDRA Family History Research Inc will have a returning speaker in November, on the 20th, at the resource rooms in the grounds of the SCTC at Corbould Park. Enter Gate 2 at the western end of Pierce Avenue; the library and meeting room are ahead. The presentation by prolific author and raconteur Dr James Lergessner will commence at 1.30pm and visitors are welcome. His November’s topic will be “Convict Foundations”. Following the talk, a Christmas Breakup Afternoon Tea will be enjoyed by all, before the commencement of the last general meeting for the year. All enquiries about the group and events held are welcomed by contacting Valerie on 5437 3879, Roz on 5493 1197, or Dawn on 5492 2208. Email address is Website is and has a map to locate the building, which has plenty of parking and wheelchair access.

WHILE waiting for my first appointment in the reception room of a new dentist, I noticed his certificate hanging on the wall; it gave his full name. Thinking hard, I remembered that a tall, handsome boy with the same name had been in my high school class some 36 years ago. Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought. This balding, grey-haired man with the deeply lined face was way too old to have been my classmate. After he had examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended the local high school. ‘Yes,’ he replied. ‘When did you graduate?’ I asked. He answered, ‘In 1971. Why?’ ‘You were in my class!’ I exclaimed. He looked at me closely, and then the thoughtless idiot asked, ‘What did you teach?’

Book WINNER CONGRATULATIONS to Ms R MacDonald from Peregian Beach who won our book giveaway competition titled ‘Bottom Desk Drawer’. Happy Reading!


MASSAGE CHAIR Lift & Recline Therapy by AVL The chair has a remote hand control with 8 massage programmes, timer, position setting, and strength control. Focus on entire body, upper back, lower back, seat, or legs. Large pockets each side. Fabric in excellent condition. Owned by one lady. Made in AU. Indefinite life span as all parts can be replaced.

Paid $6,900 in 2009 - SELL $2,950 NEG. Email: or call 5478 3231 after 8pm

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