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Sharing the joy in Cooroy

Cooroy might be a small country township, but it’s got a big community spirit. This was demonstrated at the recent Christmas in Cooroy Day held annually and run by the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce. Over 40 floats entered the street parade, which is one of the highlights of the day, and entertainment including bands, jumping castles, bucking bull ride and fireworks were all provided free. The ‘Great Santa Race’ was also a hit with the crowd, as was the Rural Fire Brigade’s float which offered spectators some welcome relief from the heat. Thousands of residents turned out to enjoy the afternoon of festivities.

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SENIORS NEWS CRIKEY! Steve Irwin on new $1 coin ONE of Australia’s biggest television personalities $1 coin. Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Royal and well-known wildlife experts has been named as Australian Mint Graham Smith was joined by Terri an inspirational Australian and now appears on a new Irwin and a few of her friends including “Sanchez” the Alligator officially launched the new coin design at Australia Zoo. “Steve would have been so proud to see his work elevated to yet another level. His efforts in conservation recognised on a national coin! We are all very proud of him,” said Mrs Irwin. The Royal Australian Mint’s Inspirational Australians collector coin series recognises and celebrates individual achievements and commemorates unique Australians who have made an extraordinary contribution to our society. “Steve Irwin captured the hearts of the world with his incredible energy and passion for Australian native animals and reptiles,” said Mr Smith. “Collectors share a similar passion for collecting coins and this release will be a great addition to their collection.” Designed by Mint designer and sculptor Caitlin Goodall, the coin depicts a grinning Steve in his element, surrounded by his favourite wildlife and wilderness. “Steve Irwin convinced us all to think about wildlife in a new and exciting way,” said Mr Smith. “His legacy will live on forever with the release of The Caloundra Coast Guard’s Memorial new coin, enabling all Australians to hold a piece Wall on Caloundra Headland is providing a this of history in their very own hands.” great way for people to keep their loved The coin was launched ahead of Steve Irwin Day on ones lives in their thoughts. Sunday 15 November. The Wall was set up on a beautiful spot. “Steve Irwin Day is a day to celebrate what Steve was passionate about: wilderness conservation, famAnyone can purchase a plaque from The Caloundra Coast Guard, and have it placed ily and fun. I am happy that this year we will also have this coin to share, so that Steve’s legacy conand kept by them forever. tinues,” said Mrs Irwin. The Memorial Wall provides a living Exclusive footage (visual and audio) of Terri Irwin memory of friends and loved ones and Graham Smith unveiling the new coin design at Australia Zoo is available on http:// Enquiries may be made on questions/question1/login.php?accesscheck=/ about-us/media-center/questions/question1/ index.php (username: question1, password: a7avy). For information and coin and packaging images please visit or contact Michelle Napoli, details below.


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Coast libraries launch book appeal for underprivileged kids STAFF at Sunshine Coast Libraries have organised a Christmas book drive so underprivileged children across the Coast can enjoy the gift of literacy. BOOKS 4 KIDS, now in its ninth year, is a joint book drive organised by Sunshine Coast Libraries, the Pyjama Foundation and the Salvation Army to spread Christmas cheer to less fortunate children around the region. Helping out is easy: ·• Buy a new children’s book – you don’t even need to wrap it; • Hand it in to any Sunshine Coast Library. Donated books will be distributed to less fortunate children by the Salvation Army and the Pyjama Foundation, which trains community volunteers – called Pyjama Angels – to read to children in foster care on a weekly basis.

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Still time to have your say on public open space

FROM 1 December 2009 residents will be asked to ‘Target 200’ when permanent water conservation measures will be introduced to residents on the Sunshine Coast, bringing us in line with the rest of South East Queensland. Until recently, the original target set by the State Government was 230 litres per person per day, however this was changed to ‘Target 200’ in late November 2009, to ensure our supplies are secure even in times of drought. Watering can occur any day prior to 10.00 am and after 4.00 pm except on Mondays. This is to avoid watering over the hottest part of the day, when evaporation is at its highest level. A hose with a trigger or twist nozzle, bucket, or water efficient irrigation can be used for watering. You can clean your vehicle at any time using a bucket of water, hand held hose with a trigger or twist nozzle, or a high pressure cleaning unit. Rainwater tanks must not be filled with town water from a tap, water tanker or any other device. Residents using water from a water tanker must check the water is not sourced from town supply. The only exception is where the property is not within council’s town water supply area.

DO you want Sunshine Coast beaches, waterways and foreshores kept as public open space, or should council allow boat hire, surf schools and other businesses to operate there? Dozens of businesses have told council they want to use Coast beaches, foreshores and parks to run everything from ice cream and coffee vans to surf schools and jet boat rides. Now the Sunshine Coast Council wants to hear how residents feel about community land being used for such purposes. Businesses were responding to council’s recent call for expressions of interest as part of a new permit system for use of community land. A list of all the proposed activities nominated by businesses is now included in an online survey that residents can use to have their say. Activities that have been proposed include beach massage, surf lessons, food & drink vendors, bungy trampolining, jet ski hire, parachuting and boat hire. Council is trying to strike a balance between allowing beachside businesses to operate while respecting the public’s wishes for community land to be managed for the common good.A feedback survey is available at under the Get Involved section and at all council libraries and Customer Service Centres. Residents have until 24 December to complete a survey.

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SENIORS NEWS Cooroy VIEW Club OUR Social for November had Seventeen members and friends last week at the Organic Cafe at Yandina - brunching on

Pancakes and Treats and Coffee and Tea in the garden learning of different plants and lots lovely chatter.

2010 will see a January social at Fairhill Gardens Nursery on 19th January Car Pooling from Clyties at 10am.

We intend 2010 to be a good year for Cooroy VIEW Club with new members and old continuing to enjoy each others company at our Monthly Luncheons and Socials together with supporting the SMITH Family and in particular their Learning for Life Programs. For further enquiries on Cooroy VIEW Club and essential bookings for our events please call Clytie Glass on 5447 6912 or Lal Vider 5449 1902.

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Which Australian state was the first to in troduce daylight saving? What common chemical could be called hy drogen hydroxide? Who was the Australian athlete who won the gold medal in the Men’s Pole Vault in Beijing? The milk from which animal does not curdle. Which actress starred in the film “The Por trait of a Lady”? On what river is London? What type of creature is a scarab? Where is the Big Barramundi? Which TV cop show is set on the Gold Coast? In which Australian state or territory is Lake Argyle? Which Australian city is reputed to be the windiest? What is the capital of the USA? What part of the body is affected by a cuta neous disease? What is the title of Paul Brickhill’s book about Douglas Bader? Which former Olympic swimmer held the NSW seat of Balmain from 1988 to 1991? In which Australian city is the Moomba Fes tival held? How many centimetres are there in a kilometre? What name is given to the first wedding anniversary? How many different consonants are in the word “abracadabra”? Where on your body might you find an in cisor? Answers on Page 8

SENIORS NEWS Free holiday buses all set to bust traffic congestion SUNSHINE Coast Council’s free holiday bus services are all set to ease traffic congestion and parking problems during the busy period from Boxing Day to 3 January. All the buses on Route 600 from Caloundra to Mooloolaba and on to Maroochydore, ending at Sunshine Plaza, will be free. Council’s Integrated Transport Services Manager Stuart Arden said the congestion-busting initiative, funded by council’s public transport levy, has strong support from local tourism and business groups. “It’s an important step towards addressing traffic gridlock around some of our most popular holiday hot spots during the Christmas-New Year period,’’ Mr Arden said. “This is a genuinely viable alternative to private vehicles for local residents and visitors. The free buses provide a reliable, efficient, stress-free option for people heading to work, the beach, the

shops or the cinema. “We also hope it will encourage new passengers to consider public transport as an option all year round.” Mr Arden said most buses in the Noosa area will also be free during the same period, and it’s the success of that program in previous years that has seen it extended to the coastal strip between Caloundra and Maroochydore. The Route 600 service is being funded by Sunshine Coast Regional Council as an initiative of the Public Transport Levy, and delivered in partnership with Sunbus and TransLink. The ongoing Noosa services are also supported by Tourism Noosa. For more information or timetables, visit or or call TransLink on 13 12 30. Timetables are also available at all council offices, libraries and Visitor Information Centres - or by calling call 5449 5200.

Promising News for Women

A REVOLUTIONARY new surgical trial to demonstrate if women can grow a new breast from their own fat tissue is due to begin in Australia early next year. The technique, which has been successfully demonstrated in pigs, involves using stem cells from a woman’s fatty tissue to effectively grow a new breast. A bio-degradable chamber implanted under the skin on a woman’s chest wall, ensures that the desired breast shape and size can be achieved. If successful, the technique promises huge benefits for women with breast cancer. It can be extremely difficult for women

to regain a positive sense of their own body image after a mastectomy or surgery for breast cancer. The disfigurement can mean that some women feel self-conscious and unhappy with the look and feel of their body. Current breast reconstruction techniques often involve long and sometimes complicated surgery, with a significant recovery period. Breast reconstruction is often also very expensive. However, while all the signs to date are promising, there is still a long way to go before the technique can be confirmed as being safe and effective, let alone made readily available to women.

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THE Royal Australian Air Force Association, Kawana Waters Branch currently has vacancies for membership. The aim is to promote and maintain welfare and benefit of members, exmembers of the RAAF and of Her Majesty’s Air Forces, Allied Air Forces and their dependants. They also conduct monthly subsidized

lunches, bus tours of an interesting nature, and many other types of social activities. So why hot become involved if you are an Ex Air Forces person living in our community by phoning either of the following two numbers for more information, Secretary 5443 2775 or Welfare Officer 5444 4776.

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SENIORS NEWS Bowls seminars in Yandina

National Aged Care Crisis THE Minister for Ageing, Justine Elliott has lost the confidence of National Aged Care bodies in this country. A coalition of 11 peak industry bodies has called on the Government to implement changes to the aged care system to ensure the future sustainability and effectiveness of services, that will meet the needs of

older Australians and their families. The failure of the Government to provide senior Australians with the level of care and support they need has sprung the providers into action. The Minister must address why the industry is rejecting government funded beds. The shortfall of residential bed li-

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cences allocated in the last (ACAR) approvals round is a reminder of the capital crisis in aged care. Providers are handing back licences, beds are being left empty and the last two Aged Care allocation rounds were under-subscribed. The Rudd government is putting our Aged care system at risk. CEO of Aged and Community Services Australia, Greg Mundy said “The departure from the planning ratio was a result of unsustainable capital funding for residential aged care. We are going to run out of residential aged care beds if people stop building them. Because we have an ageing population, you can’t afford to take your eye off the ball.” The CEO of Aged Care Assn Aust, Rod Young said “In my mind the latest round re-emphasises the fact that aged care providers can no longer build the number of places to match the department’s planning ratios.” “The small gap between costs and income is shrivelling. You add the higher cost of utilities and you’ve got a problem – an unsustainable problem” said Baptist Care Australia CEO, June Heinrich.

WE are holding Two One Day Lawn Bowls Seminars on the 16th and 17th January 2010 at Yandina Bowls Club for lawn bowls coaches, advanced bowlers and interested players.We have 120 attending the programmes over the two day period. It must be noted that 99.9% of those attending the seminars are VOLUNTEERS DEDICATING their time to help all ages to become active in the community and enjoy the benefits of lawn bowls. The delegates attending at Yandina come from far and wide – Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Toowoomba, Capalaba, Brable Bay, Murgon, Redland, Millmerran, Musgrave Hill, Mudgeeraba, St.Lucia, Kingaroy, Graceville, Bribie Island, Coonamble, Belmont and lots more. Henselite in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast District Academy of Lawn Bowls is bringing to the Sunshine Coast one of the most advanced and senior coach’s in Australia LACHLAN TIGHE. Lachlan is a Sports Industry Consultant Teacher at Kangan Batman TAFE and is still travelling around the World

and Australia, working in seminars and on bowling greens bringing his knowledge and expertise to coaches and bowlers throughout the World. We are most fortunate to be able to get Lachlan at this time and our clubs throughout Queensland and N.S.W. will benefit greatly from his training ideas and methods. We hope you are able to attend one of these days so as able to let viewers and readers be aware how Queensland is advancing in the training of its coaches and other participants in lawn bowls. We hope that you agree how important sporting is to our community and are able to cover one of the two days. Times should be - starting at 9.30am until 4.30pm both days. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require further information. Ken Armitage (07) 5492 5780 email Secretary to the Two One Day Henselite Sunshine Coast Seminars in January 2010.

Workshops for crafty kids at Eumundi Markets CHILDREN visiting Eumundi Markets over the summer school holidays will have the opportunity to get creative by taking part in some very special Kids Craft Workshops. The classes are being led by local teachers including artist Amy Clarke, ceramist Merrie Tomkins and craft queen Lisa Williment from Petite Enfant (a gorgeous shop for kids at the northern end of Memorial Drive in Eumundi). Workshops in the lead-up to Christmas include: Amy – wrapping paper and gift tags for Christmas, as well as beautiful decorations for your Christmas tree. Other workshops will allow the kids to take home their very own piece of original art on canvas. Lisa – make your own felt Christmas stockings and Christmas bunting, with all the felt, trims, ribbons, bells (and whistles) you need to create a lasting Christmas memento … simple hand sewing involved. Merrie – paint your own ceramics – funky pots and

plates, name plaques, tea sets, garden treasures and more. Hand painted ceramics make a great personalised gift for any occasion – birthdays, Christmas, weddings, anniversaries. Workshops last for 45 minutes and are designed for children up the age of 12, although teenagers and adults (the young at heart) are welcome to take part too – if spaces permit. Children under five must be accompanied by a carer – to help them with the tricky bits! Spaces are limited, so market visitors are advised to book in at the market tent (below the market office) on arrival in Eumundi. You can pre-book for a workshop time later in the day. The kids craft workshops will continue for the duration of the summer school holidays – every Saturday and Wednesday morning market, as well as the Thursday Summer Night Markets To find out more about your teachers, go to or

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SENIORS NEWS The Spirit of Christmas FOR many people, including Rhonda Gibbins, the true meaning of Christmas is family; simply being together with the ones you love. However, there are quite a few people in our community who are not as fortunate and, sadly, will be spending Christmas alone. Many of these people are the elderly who live in retirement homes and aged care facilities such as Carramar and Hibiscus. Thankfully, one very generous woman will be lighting up the Christmas spirit for the elderly this year. Each Christmas for the past few years, Rhonda

Gibbins and her children have decorated their home with a bright and colourful display of Christmas lights. They invite the residents of Carramar and Hibiscus to view the display in the evening. When the people arrive on their buses, Rhonda’s children, dressed in festive Christmas outfits, board the buses and hand out candy canes and other goodies. Rhonda hopes that by visiting the display, that older people who may not have a family to spend Christmas with, can share in the spirit of Christmas. Rhonda’s inspiration for what has now become a

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tradition was her best friend. Up until a few years ago, Rhonda did not decorate her own house, but helped her friend who covered her own home with cheerful Christmas lights each year. However, one Christmas, the beautiful display came to an end when all the lights were smashed through a senseless act of vandalism. As her best friend lost the desire to decorate her house because of the incident, Rhonda decided to continue her friend’s work. The effect of Rhonda’s lights display has been significant, with Carramar and Hibiscus residents returning each year to

share in the spectacle. Rhonda has received a great deal of positive feedback, with Hibiscus residents talking about their visit for weeks after. Clearly, one simple act of selflessness can bring happiness to many in the community. So, this Christmas, I encourage you to consider doing one small thing for someone else, whether it is a compliment or a thoughtful gesture. It will not only improve someone else’s day, but no doubt you will feel like a better person for caring. Let’s make a difference this year in the way we care about each other in our community.

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’Tis the season for the car park ding NRMA Insurance claims research revealed a 19 per cent jump in parking prangs in Queensland last December, compared to the annual average. The NRMA Insurance re-

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spokesperson Frank Adler encouraged drivers to have patience and to show some courtesy in shopping centre car parks, especially at this time of year. “Retail car parks are exceptionally busy at this time of year, so we should all allow some extra time to find a park and to get in and out of shopping centre car parks,” he said. “No-one wants a bingle adding extra angst as we head into Christmas.” Mr Adler said typical parking collisions involved reversing into other cars, runaway shopping trolleys and scrapes with pylons and poles. NRMA Insurance offers these tips for less stressful Christmas parking: Obey the parking rules and traffic directions and be alert for other drivers who don’t; When reversing in or out of a car space, go slow and don’t just rely on your mirrors – look over your shoulder too; Reversing cameras and sensors can help, but drivers still need to be aware of what is around them; Where possible, reverse into a car space, so it’s easier to see in both directions when pulling out; Do your bit by returning shopping trolleys to their bay; Use indicators every time you make a turn; Don’t pull out around cars that are waiting to drive into a parking space – be patient and give them room to move; If you hit a parked car, do the right thing and leave a note with your details; If you witness a collision, pass on any information you have to the innocent party.

THE Family Support and Advocacy Program is just one of the important services provided by Carer Queensland. The Advocacy Program is available to support a carer and to assist in resolving issues prior to, or within, the adult guardianship jurisdiction. The Advocacy Program is funded through Legal Aid Queensland and is a free state-wide service for carers. The Advocacy Program has access to trained mediators that can assist families in reaching decisions that may avoid the need for a guardianship application or a contested guardianship application. Again, this service is free of charge to carers and their family throughout Queensland. As well as individual advocacy and mediation, the Advocacy Program regularly conducts information sessions (for service providers and community groups) on issues pertaining to the adult guardianship regime. Community groups and agencies are welcome to contact the Advocacy Program for further information about information sessions. It is important to note that the GAAT will soon cease to exist. From 1st December 2009, the GAAT will form part of the new Civil and Administration Tribunal (QCAT). The Advocacy Program will still be assisting carers, with guardianship matters, within this new Tribunal. The Advocacy Program

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NOBLE Lakeside- Hervey Bay, has created private world of luxurious homes and waterfront living for the over 50’s offering a quality of lifestyle that is rapidly becoming legendary reports the Sales Manger Dennis Ring. Only 2 hours north of the Sunshine Coasts lies the newest lifestyle resort in what has been judged as Queensland’s “Best Natural Haven” location for the young at heart retirees, with miles of priceless beaches, pristine still waters where you will discover no crowds, no traffic jams, no run of the mill ratrace, just pure relaxation and to assure the finest of lifestyles everything has been provided at Noble Lakeside Over 50’s Resort. Yes, Noble Lakeside-Hervey Bay covering 35 acres is being hailed by its peers as Simply the Best Luxury Waterfront Resort in Australia. Nothing but praise and congratulations are being reported after winning Queensland’s Lifestyle housing for the Seniors Housing award. The big bonus at Noble Lakeside Resort Dennis says, is No Renters are allowed and you never pay Exit Fees, Stamp Duty, Council Rates, Legal or Body Corp Fees and best of all you keep the 100% Capital Gains when you sell, plus the management offer FREE accommodation and FREE storage whilst waiting for your home to be built. Here in this exclusive gated and secure community of eventually, 210 permanent homesites, you will find pets are most welcome, as are your family and friends, also you will discover designer homes of unique luxury offering 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double garages and where the homes overlook a water aspect. Just released are larger homesites where you can


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MEMBER for Fisher Peter Slipper is urging all locals to do what they can to reduce pollution, regardless of their views on climate change. Mr Slipper has been an outspoken critic of proposed emissions trading laws but said responsible citizens should continue doing their best to reduce energy and water wastage.

“We all have a responsibility to do what we can to benefit the environment – this is where we live so it’s just sensible good practice,” Mr Slipper said. “We can all do the little things like mulching the garden, switching off appliances when not in use, using low energy light bulbs and efficient shower heads, walking instead of driving where possible and the like.” “I think most of us are willing to take steps to limit unnecessary energy and water use and it’s important that this simple philosophy is not lost in the debate over the controversial climate change laws.” Mr Slipper encouraged home owners to consider booking a free home energy and water assessment being offered. “This is an opportunity for local homeowners to get an idea of where they’re at with regards to energy and water use, and get advice on how they can improve, which can in turn help save on power and water costs,” Mr Slipper said. “The things we do that help reduce water and energy use are also good for the bank balance over the longer term because our bills will reflect our reduced usage.” To book a free “home sustainability assessment” contact the Green Loans Programme on 1800 895 076.

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“Together, this really can be done. We’re asking Target shoppers to dig deep, find some extra Christmas spirit and spend a little on others when they’re buying for their loved ones,” said local coordinator Carly Buxton from Lifeline Sunshine Coast, who is overseeing the distribution of gifts donated at Target Maroochydore store. “This year, everyone has felt the pinch to some extent, but it’s easy to forget that those most disadvantaged suffer more. There are children, teenagers, families and older people who often can’t afford to celebrate Christmas with gifts. “For these people, dealing with the enormous emotional pressure of their financial hardship can push them to breaking point. Let’s make a difference and show the caring spirit of local generosity.” So how can you help? All you have to do is spot the large UnitingCare Christmas tree at the front of your local Target store, take a gift tag off the tree to either buy or make a gift, or purchase a gift voucher from the checkout. UnitingCare volunteers will collect the gifts and ensure they are distributed to those in need in time for Christmas morning. “Shoppers can also be assured that each gift goes to people in our own community, so it’s a great way for everyone to contribute to local needs,” Carly Buxton said. Over the last 17 years, the appeal has provided 1.6 million gifts. Last Christmas, nearly 95,000 gifts were donated, and with your help, this year UnitingCare and Target are hoping the country will get behind boosting this to 150,000. With two million Australians living in poverty, your gift will go a long way to help the disadvantaged over Christmas. Gifts and gift vouchers can be donated at Target Sunshine Plaza up until December 23. Early donations are appreciated.

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QUEENSLAND University of Technology embraced the state’s dance heritage in September when it held a special awards ceremony to recognise eight of the greatest dance teachers Queensland has produced. The dance community gathered at QUT for Queensland’s Great Dance Teacher Awards an inaugural event that is the brainchild of the university’s Creative Industries Faculty. Creative Industries executive dean Professor Susan Street said the night celebrated the contribution of teachers who “laid the foundation for what we enjoy in dance today”. “These women are eight dance pioneers who have guided generations of aspiring young dancers,” she said. “Throughout their careers, they have not only trained dancers, but the next generation of dance teachers.” Professor Street is a former professional

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Jacqueline Parker School of Dancing in Rockhampton in the mid1940s when she was 17 and taught ballet, highland, tap and ballroom there for almost 21 years; teaches ballet at Holland Park in Brisbane; board member of the Queensland Ballet. Elsie Seguss - began teaching in Sydney when she was 15; moved to Brisbane in 1938 and set up the Seguss School of Dancing in Adelaide Street in the CBD; has taught dancers including Justin Meissner of the Royal Ballet during her 71 years of teaching; was awarded life membership of the Royal Academy of Dance in 1986. Shirley Treacy, OAM opened her Townsville dance school in 1956,

teaching ballet, character, tap, jazz, highland and Irish dance; moved to Brisbane to continue teaching and choreography; has been a Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examiner for 40 years. Phyllis Danaher, MBE (posthumous, 1908 - 1991) - dancer, teacher and choreographer; taught in Brisbane from the 1930s until 1985; founded Ballet Theatre of Queensland in 1937; pupils included Australian Ballet principal dancers, Garth Welch and Lucette Aldous; was made a Fellow of Royal Academy of Dance in 1983. Patricia MacDonald (posthumous, 1928 - 2001) - studied at the Royal Ballet School in London; founded her own ballet school in Brisbane’s CBD; was a member of the Twelfth Night Theatre; former board member of Queensland Ballet; lived in London from 1974 to 1995. Ann Roberts, OAM (posthumous, 1923 - 2002) - began dancing in Townsville and went on to teach ballet and ballroom dancing; established the Ann Roberts School of Dance in 1957; introduced Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD) ballet exams to Townsville.

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SENIORS NEWS THE Probus Club of Cooroy played host inviting other local Probus Clubs from Noosa River, Pelican Waters, Glasshouse Mountains and Buderim Mountain, to join them for lunch at the Apollonian Hotel, Boreen Point. Ninety Probarians responded to the invitation, enough to entice the Apollonian to prepare one of their famous and sumptuous Spit Roasts – a whole pig and a very large butt of beef. Delicious. The mixing of Clubs was very well received by all who attended and was so successful will certainly be repeated in the future.

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An excellent meal, a testing quiz, and great fellowship all under the shade of very old fig trees. What a wonderful way to spend a day here on the Sun-

shine Coast. Next month our group is planning a night at the Noosa Arts Theatre and our Christmas luncheon, this year at the Boat-

house, Noosaville. Anyone needing more information regarding the Probus Club of Cooroy should contact our President, Carol on 5442 6671.

Age discrimination must stop, says NSA REPLYING to Treasury secretary Ken Henry’s ”The jobs need to be there and employers need to comments that access to disability pensions is a be more open to employing more older workers.” deterrent to mature age employment, National Seniors Australia’s chief executive Michael O’Neill said his views fails to recognize the deeper chalBRIDGE lessons for beginners will be offered at the lenges surrounding mature age employment. Caloundra Contract Bridge Club, Arthur St, Mr O’Neill said while there had been substantial Caloundra, beginning Tuesday 9th March, 2010 and growth in the number of disability pension recipiat the Sunshine Coast Contract Bridge, Sports Coments among Australians aged 50 and over, this had plex off Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim, beginning as much to do with limited employment opportuniWednesday 10th March. Lesons will run for 10 weeks, ties as it did with pension payments acting as a followed by 4 sessions of supervised play. Teacher: discouragement to work. Wendy O’Brien. Cost $30.00 includes the lesson “As long as age discrimination and cultural barriers book. Morning tea included. Have fun and be chalexist in the workplace older workers in particular lenged. No previous experience necessary, and you face a much longer time being unemployed and as a don’t need a partner. Caloundra contact: Anne/Geoff consequence a greater likelihood of transitioning to Gulley 5499 6471. Sunshine Coast contact: Dot a disability pension,” he said. Borchardt 5444 2761

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SENIORS NEWS From the Office of Fiona Simpson MP New water restrictions UNDER the State Government’s newly introduced water restrictions on the Sunshine Coast, changes include rules for topping up existing pools and spas and watering restrictions. I’m calling on the State

Government to bring back water rebates and do more to help people with these new rules which are: Gardens and lawns: Can be watered from Tues-Sun before 10am and after 4pm. A hose with a trigger or twist nozzle, bucket, or water

efficient irrigation can be used for watering. Pools and spas: Town water can only be used for topping up where a rainwater tank or downpipe rainwater diverter is fitted and after all water from such devices is used. Vehicles: Cleaning at

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These requirements add weight to my call for the Bligh government to bring back water tank and other water conservation rebates as a matter of urgency. A significant proportion of Coast water supplies is now being sent to serve the greater Brisbane area via a one-way pipeline and this is putting our water security at risk. This is no longer about the Coast supplying another region with “surplus” as the State Government claimed.

On a happier note, I want to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and look forward to keeping you informed in 2010. My office will be closed from Christmas Day, and reopens on January 4, 2010. If you have a question about a local issue, please contact my office on (07) 5443 7995 or visit where you can send me an email or sign up to my newsletter.

Maleny Precinct Project to start in January WORK on the Maleny Community Precinct master plan project will start in early January with the appointment of Gamble McKinnon Green (GMG) as the lead consultant. GMG, who provide landscape architecture and urban design services across Queensland, will lead a multi-disciplinary team to deliver a final master plan to Sunshine Coast Council by June 2010. Sunshine Coast Division five councillor Jenny McKay said this is a

significant step forward for the project and, with everyone working together, predicted a great outcome. “GMG have commenced their background research and will officially start work on the project on 4 January 2010,” Cr McKay said. “They will build on all the work the Maleny Community Precinct working group and council have done to date. “Both the working group and council will continue to work with

the consultants to develop a draft master plan by mid April 2010. “A final master plan is expected to be presented to council by June 2010.” GMG will be assisted by a team of experienced professionals, including urban planner Geoffrey Walker, golf course designer GNP Golf Design, civil engineers Brown Consulting, environmental consultants Stringybark Consulting, and WD architects.

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can be viewed on our website at www.4paws animal 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 to help look after one of our cats and dogs until a new permanent home can be found, all vets fees are covered; all we ask is that you supply a loving caring home.

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COAST Guard Noosa is seeking volunteers to train as radio operators. The flotilla is under pressure maintaining the 24/7 safety net for boaties and needs more recruits. “We are totally committed to protecting our waterways every day of the year and every minute of the day, but the workload means some operators are working an extraordinary number of shifts,” said Communications Officer Hein Heinrich. “Radio operators play a vital role as the first line of defence for boaties in trouble, ready to instantly activate rescue crews when distress calls are received. There is no doubt Coast Guard Noosa performs a lifesaving role, particularly with such a notorious estuary bar. “Being a radio operator means being part of a team committed to saving lives. There is also an active social life for our volunteers. New recruits

are provided with extensive and professional training which is recognised Australia-wide. On completion of training, radio operators are expected to cover a balanced mix of day and night shifts, weekends included. Day shifts are from 7am to 11am, 11am to 3pm and 3pm to 7pm. Night shift is from 7pm to 7am. The radio room is airconditioned and newly renovated for the operator’s personal comfort. The award-winning flotilla covers the largest area within the Sunshine Coast Squadron, protecting the waterways from Point Arkwright in the south to Double Island Point in the North and 50 nautical miles to seaward as well as the Noosa River and its lakes system. Anyone interested in becoming a radio operator can register with Coast Guard Noosa on 5474 3695. The number for emergencies is 5449 7670.

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COUNCIL lifeguards are gearing up for the summer holiday period with extra recruits trained and ready to patrol popular beaches seven days a week. Council’s Lifeguard Services Manager Scott Braby said lifeguards had been busy completing their fitness tests and adding 15 new recruits to assist during the year’s busiest season. He said all popular beaches along the Sunshine Coast will be patrolled seven days a week, with the assistance of the volunteer Surf and Royal Lifesaving Clubs. Boardwalk lifeguard service, on the beach between Hyatt and Marcoola, will be commencing again with support from Stockland who have committed funding to provide a lifeguard for weekends and public holidays from 12 December to 31

March. It will also be patrolled daily during the summer school holidays, Mr Braby said. “Patrol times may vary from beach to beach, but major locations will be patrolled from 7am to 6pm,” he said. “With so many patrolled beaches to choose from, swimmers don’t need to take unnecessary risks this summer on unpatrolled beaches.” “Remember: no flags = no swim.” Patrolled beaches include: Noosa Main Beach, Noosa West, Sunshine, Sunrise, North Peregian, Peregian, North Coolum, Coolum, Yaroomba, Hyatt, Boardwalk, Marcoola, Discovery, Mudjimba, Twin Waters, Maroochydore, Alexandra Headland, Mooloolaba Main, Spit and Cats, Kawana(Buddina), Wurtulla, Currimundi, Dicky, Kings, Bulcock and Golden beaches. December 2009/January 2010 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - Page 15


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FOR the owners of Just Comfort Shoes, Lynda Wilkinson and son Ross the Christmas season saw last minute shopping, eating a little too much, enjoying time with family and friends and a well-deserved rest after what was an exciting first year in the retail shoe industry. Widening the range with new styles and brands during 2009 resulted in an updated, interesting and modern range of shoes for those who want to look good and feel comfortable at the same time. Throughout the year the team at Just Comfort Shoes met some wonderful people and would like to take this opportunity to thank all their valued customers as well as podiatrists and others in the shoe industry for their support and encouragement. Lynda commented on the first year of business saying, “ The feedback from customers has been overwhelmingly positive, but we realise that all feedback has been invaluable in the progress of Just Comfort Shoes’ range and service. It is nice to see the manufacturers also responding to this feedback. The new Winter and Summer ranges coming out in 2010 look fantastic, and even the medical grade footwear is getting updated. Of course the old favourites will still be there.” Once again Lynda and Ross thank everyone for their support in 2009. The Just Comfort Team have new and exciting plans for 2010 and we look forward to seeing you all again throughout the year.

EVERGREEN Lifestyle Centre, in Eumundi Road, is now home to a new artist’s co-op. Called ‘Artists on Evergreen’, the gallery is an artists own run gallery - managed by artists, for artists and about artists. The Evergreen Gallery lies behind waterfalls and amongst the lush tropical gardens of the award-winning Lifestyle Centre. It is a large Gallery with a hand-painted floor, slick lighting and wooden bifold plantation doors. Already there are a number of talented artists in the co-op and any other

media. Although his subject matter is diverse, the common thread running through all his work is beauty, where ever or however it may be found. Bill has several public and corporate murals and other projects to his name, including being the designer and engineer of the Noosa Amphitheatre in the Botanical gardens in Cooroy. Bill is a well known, well regarded artist and will be at the Gallery each Saturday between 10 am and 3 pm working on a new piece. So this is the time to come down and ask Bill questions regarding his style and the stories behind the artworks. To view Bill’s most recent works please go to

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Julie O’ Connor, council’s turtle care coordinator, said the turtles are being disturbed by well meaning and curious onlookers. “In only four days, we have seen 15 incidents where turtles have crawled onto the beach but returned to the water without laying, after being disturbed by people and dogs on the beach,” Ms O’Connor “It is such a magical sight to see a turtle lay her eggs, but we want to make sure we don’t love them to death by

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from the water, stand still. If the turtle sees movement on the beach it will usually turn around and go back into the water without laying • Restrain dogs to prevent them disturbing the turtle. • If you have a mobile phone with you, call the coordinator, TurtleCare Sunshine Coast on 0437 559067 to arrange for volunteers to come out and tend to the nest. For further information on council’s turtle conservation program, visit

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SATURDAY the 21st November at the Caloundra Guides Hut was an exciting and fulfilling day for the members of the Caloundra Family History Research group. This was the day of the official launch of their Q150 project – a CD-ROM entitled “Landsborough Shire Records Index to Rates, Receipts and Payments 1912-1941”. It was the culmination of

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two years work, and the group was happy to welcome more than 120 locals for the afternoon’s entertainment. President Jocelyn Morgan was Master of Ceremonies and welcomed residents and invited guests. Valerie Thornton outlined details of the indexing project, John Smith (former Landsborough Shire CEO) spoke of the early history of the Shire and Allan Box shared his memories of growing up in the town of Landsborough. With many descendants of pioneering families present, more memories of the past were shared before Mark McArdle, State Member for Caloundra and Patron for the group, literally “launched” the CDROM into the safe hands of member Paul Seto, suitably dressed and playing the part of an auctioneer from early in the last century. Many tales of the past were told as the display of photos from the 1900’s was perused. A scrumptious afternoon tea followed and three happy attendants each took home a lucky door prize. Researchers are reminded that the CFHRI library at the Guide Hut will close for the Christmas break at 12.30pm on Saturday the 5th December 2009 and re-open at 9.30am on Thursday 14 th January 2010. For further information please telephone Jocelyn on 5494 9807 or June on 5493 2679.


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Just 500 metres from Coolum’s main beach is a new state of the art retirement lifestyle community, providing an exceptional lifestyle in a private bushland setting. The Coolum Waters Retirement Resort units feature 2 and 3 bedroom designs with designer kitchens and fit out. The latest stage is now available with private outlooks with water and National Park views. The units have many features and reflect the quality, comfort and relaxation that is the Coolum Beach Lifestyle. The village includes • Secure creek side walking paths • Plenty of private space to relax with family and friends • Heated pool • A spacious clubhouse for activities and interests • On site care support • And many more features that you really need to see to appreciate Grab the opportunity now - an inspection is a must.

SENIORS NEWS Pebble Beach Retirement Community Melb Cup Day Luncheon

Competition winners of the day (left to right): David Read - best men’s hat, Beth Mottershead - best ladies hat, Annaleise Schmal - best dressed lady, and Ray Adams - most outlandish shirt.

PEBBLE Beach Retirement Community residents Ray and Connie Adams hosted a very successful Melbourne Cup Day luncheon at the Sandstone Point Community Hall on Nov 3rd. An excellent turnout of 43 residents came to enjoy the day and a banquet of chicken, salads, ham, fruit platters, cheesecakes and ice cream. Sweeps were held, and prizes presented for the “oldest resident present,” the “youngest resident present”, “lucky seat”, “lucky unit no”.

Eudlo Summer Fun Market THE Eudlo ‘Summer Fun’ Market will be held on Sunday 13 December 2009 7 am – 12 noon Enjoy the village atmosphere of an early Timber Town nestled in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Specialist plant vendors, local artists and artisans, funky jewellery, new and 2nd hand treasure, electrical, handmade with love garments and preloved clothes, Foot Massage, Christmas gifts and fun for all the family. Meet some new friends catch up with old ones. New stallholders are welcome subject to site availability. Book Now Call Annie 5445 0599 or 0402 334 199


Bridge to provide important link for walkers and cyclists SUNSHINE Coast Council, in conjunction with the Department of Transport and Main Roads, is constructing a new cycle and pedestrian bridge across the inlet to Doonella Lake at Tewantin. The new bridge, which will be 70m long and four metres wide, will sit beside the existing Memorial Avenue road bridge near the Noosa Marina. The project will also include associated pathway links, lighting and signage. The cost of the bridge will be shared by council and the Department of Transport and Main Roads, through the South East Queensland Cycle Network Program. The project is expected to be finished by April. There will be times when minor disruptions to the community are unavoidable and the Council asks that people be patient during the bridge construction.

Queensland Theatre Company EXCITING new chapter for revitalised drama award The Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2010-11 has kicked off with the Premier and Minister for the Arts, Anna Bligh calling for entries. The deadline for entries is 30th June 2010 with the winning entry announced by the end of next year. ‘There have been some exciting changes made to the format of the award,’ Ms Bligh said. In addition to the award’s traditional call for full scripts, artists or groups of artists can also submit a storyline, a series of sketches or scripts, or a script for cabaret entertainment. There is a growing body of fresh, creative and insightful artists out there and this award is all about nurturing our home-grown talents. The widening of the conditions of entry will provide new opportunities for different types of artists, performers and writers to participate in the award. The intention of the award stays the same. I invite artists to put a spotlight on the issues that matter and impact on our lives, our people, culture, politics, history and experiences. The possibilities are endless. The winner of the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award will see their script become a professional production by Queensland Theatre Company within two years. ‘This award is unique, no other award in Australia for playwriting contains a commitment, on behalf of a producing company to develop and stage the work of the writer; and a commitment, on behalf of a publisher to publish the new script,’ Ms Bligh said. The whole process is about developing our emerging artists. Three finalists will be shortlisted and will participate in development workshops with industry experts. ‘My government is a strong enthusiast of the arts in Queensland and I am particularly passionate about supporting initiatives that recognise and cultivate the creative talents of Queenslanders.’ Since the inception of the award in 2001, 15 plays have been developed, employing more than 100 actors, writers and directors and generating audiences of more than 12,000 to new Australian work. The conditions of entry and entry form can be obtained by visiting Queensland Theatre Company’s website at or by contacting the Artist Development Coordinator on 07 3010 7607.

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SENIORS NEWS Lemon & passionfruit butter

A Christmas story for people having a bad day

WHEN four of Santa’s elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones and Santa began to feel the pre-Christmas pressure. Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more. When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out, heaven knows where. Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered. Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drunk all the cider and hidden the liquor. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug and it broke into hundred of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom. Just then the doorbell rang, and irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree. The angel said very cheerfully, ‘Merry Christmas Santa. Isn’t this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?’ And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.

Makes about 2 cups preparation 15 minutes cooking 15 minutes Ingredients 4 eggs ¾ cup sugar 125g butter, chopped Pulp 6 passionfruit Juice 3 lemons ¼ cup water Finely grated rind 1 lemon Method 1. In a medium heatproof bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar until combined. Place over pan of gently simmering water. 2. Gradually add all remaining ingredients. Whisk over low heat 10-15 minutes, until mixture thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon. Do not boil. 3. Pour into warm, sterilised jars, and seal immediately. Store lemon and passionfruit butter in a cool place. Chill once opened. Top tip – Delicious served with scones, used as filling in mini-tart cases or with pavlova.

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Ingredients 1 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons finely snipped chives Finely grated rind and juice 4 limes 1 tablespoon sugar Method 1. In a large jug, whisk together all ingredients. Season to taste. 2. Pour into bottles. Chill for up to 2 weeks. Top tip – Find some lovely bottles, sterilise [to sterilise jars, put cleaned jars on a baking tray in a warm oven, 150ºC, for 10 minutes. Remove, cool slightly] and fill with vinaigrette. Label and wrap. It is a nice idea to include the recipes with these gifts.

Laguna Estate promotes a healthy lifestyle! Here’s 20 good reasons to consider the move to Laguna Estate today! No stamp duty on purchase. Plenty of new friends to meet. Organised social events and outings. Flat grounds for easy walking. 24 hour emergency call system. Courtesy bus. Library. BBQ areas. Billiards Room. Three swimming pools. Three Community Centres. Boat & Caravan Storage. Indoor and Outdoor Bowls. Regular security patrols. Aldi Shopping Centre around the corner. Minutes to new German Bakery. Walk to restaurants and cafes. Close to Noosa River. Klms of scenic walking paths. Close to golf courses, fishing, sailing, bushwalking, and safe swimming at Noosa Main Beach.

Makes 26 Ingredients 250g butter, chopped, softened ½ cup caster sugar 1 ½ cups plain flour ¾ cup rice flour Silver cachous, for decorating Method 1. Line 2 flat baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Using electric beaters, cream butter and sugar until just combined. Sift over flours and a pinch of salt. Mix until a dough forms. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Lightly knead until smooth. 2. Roll out dough between 2 sheet non-stick baking paper until 1cm thick. Using a 5cm biscuit cutter, cut rounds from pastry. Place on baking trays. Press leftover dough together and repeat. Using top of a starshaped piping nozzle, gently press 1 small star into centre of each round. Score with a 4cm star cutter. Decorate with cachous. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm. 3. Preheat oven to 160°C. Bake shortbreads for 15 minutes. Swap trays over in oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until shortbreads are light golden. Set aside to cool on trays. Transfer to an airtight container until ready to package. 4. Wrap shortbreads in cellophane and tie ends with ribbon to enclose

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Ingredients 1 ½ cups plain flour ½ teaspoon baking powder 125g unsalted butter, chilled, chopped ½ teaspoon lemon rind, finely grated Salt and pepper 175g parmesan, finely grated 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten Milk, for brushing Sesame seeds Method 1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Line a baking tray with nonstick baking paper. Place flour, baking powder, butter, lemon rind, salt, pepper and parmesan in a food processor. Process until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Add egg yolk and using the pulse button, process until the mixture forms a ball. Remove from the food processor, cover in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes. 2. Remove dough from the fridge. Roll out on a flat, lightly floured surface to about 5mm thick. Use a small Christmas tree cutter to cut out shapes. Place the cookies on the lined tray and brush with a little milk. Press sesame seeds over each cookie. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

SENIORS NEWS Real or fake Christmas tree? IT’S a question that most families ponder as we hurtle towards Christmas, but the National Asthma Council Australia is warning the two million plus Aussies with asthma to make a careful choice, as both options could trigger asthma symptoms. According to National Asthma Council Australia Chief Executive Officer, Kristine Whorlow, pollens and dust are two of the most common asthma triggers and both could be lurking amongst the branches of your Chrissie tree, depending on which option you choose. ‘Most people are unaware that some trees produce high amounts of pollen and pollen can trigger hay fever symptoms and asthma,’ Kristine Whorlow said. ‘Some of the biggest pollen producers include the Cypress family of trees and pine trees – the same trees that we use as the central focus of our Christmas celebrations, often bringing them into our living rooms for weeks on end.’ ‘Artificial trees can also accumulate dust and even mould – another common asthma trigger – depending on how they have been stored, particularly over the damper winter months,’ explained Kristine Whorlow. To minimise the Christmas wheeze, the National Asthma Council Australia recommends vacuuming artificial trees and decorations as you get them out of the box, unpacking them outside if possible and wiping down artificial trees before putting them up inside. At this time of the year, make sure you have your medication with you and take it as advised by your doctor, even if you are out partying or away on holidays

Rum and raisin chocolate truffles Makes 45 Ingredients 100ml dark rum 1 cup raisins, finely chopped 300g good-quality dark cooking chocolate 25g butter, chopped 300ml thickened cream ½ cup cocoa powder Method 1. Combine rum and raisins in a saucepan over low heat. Bring to the boil. Remove from heat. Set aside for 30 minutes. 2. Place chocolate and butter in a food processor. Process until finely chopped. Place cream in a heatproof, microwaves safe jug. Microwave, uncovered on HIGH (100%) for 1 minute or until hot. With the motor running, add hot cream to chocolate mixture. Process until smooth. Transfer mixture to a bowl. Stir in raisin mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 5 hours or until mixture is thick enough to roll into balls. 3. Sift cocoa into a shallow dish. Using about 1 ½ teaspoons chocolate mixture per truffle, roll mixture into small balls (make sure your hands are cold). Toss rum balls one at a time in cocoa to coat. Place in a foillined container. Dust with remaining cocoa. Cover and refrigerate until ready to package. 4. Just before packing into gift boxes, lightly dust rum balls with cocoa and place in small foil cases.

Fruit mince tarts

Ingredients 1 x 500g bag mixed dried fruit 1 medium green apple, peeled, grated. 2 tablespoons orange-flavoured liqueur 1 ¼ cups brown sugar, firmly packed 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind 1 teaspoon finely grated orange rind ¼ cup orange juice 1 teaspoon mixed spice Icing sugar mixture to decorate Pastry 3S! cups plain flour 1 ¼ cups icing sugar mixture 200g cold unsalted butter 4 eggs Streusel Topping ½ cup plain flour ¼ cup brown sugar, firmly packed 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 50g unsalted butter, softened Method 1. Combine all ingredients, except decoration, in bowl. Cover, refrigerate overnight. 2. Pastry. Process flour, sugar and butter until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add eggs, process until it comes together. Remove pastry, shape into a round. Cover, refrigerate until firm. 3. Streusel. Process all ingredients until crumbly. 4. Grease six x 12-hole mini muffin pans (1½ tbsp capacity). 5. Roll pastry on a lightly floured surface until 3mm thick. Using a 5.5cm round cutter, cut 72 rounds. Using a 5cm star-shaped cutter, cut 36 stars. Line pans with rounds. Divide fruit mixture among pans. Do not over fill. 6. Top half with stars and remaining tarts with Streusel. 7. Cook, in batches in a moderate oven, 180ºC, for 15 minutes, or until pastry is lightly browned. Stand in pans 5 minutes, cool on a wire rack. Dust with icing sugar mixture. Makes 72 tarts.

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SENIORS NEWS Norfolk - Nelson’s County

LOOKING at a map of England, Norfolk is in the bit that sticks out into the North Sea. This bulge, known as East Anglia, also includes Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Norfolk is the northern part of East Anglia and is a county far-removed from the hustle and bustle of London and other teeming cities. The map of Norfolk centres on its capital city, Norwich, which has a population of about 400,000. Roads radiate out from Norwich and few places in the county are more than an hour’s drive away. Being bordered by the North Sea, the weather can be changeable. Snow is rare in winter but summer days can be quite hot. Spring is an ideal time to visit as the whole countryside is ablaze with colour. Daffodils grow like weeds along the roadside. It is amazing to see hectares of daffodil blooms in a farm paddock. Tulips also thrive and produce an unbelievable variety of colour. Cheery trees almost sag under the weight of their

blooms. Even canola crops join the profusion of colour with their vibrant yellow flowers. The pace of life in Norfolk is slower than that of mainstream England, yet it is only three hours by car to London or two by train. The coast is dotted with small villages and

towns that provide beach escapes for holidaymakers. Unlike many beaches in Britain, those of Norfolk have sand! Norfolk beaches do differ in one respect to those of Oz - huge manmade sea defences, built in an attempt to protect the low-lying land from

A Rescue Dog’s Christmas Poem (A dog is not just for Christmas) ’Tis the night before Christmas and all through the town, Every shelter is full - we are lost but not found, Our numbers are hung on our kennels so bare, We hope every minute that someone will care, They’ll come to adopt us and give us the call, “Come here, Max and Sparkie - come fetch your new ball!!” But now we sit here and think of the days... We were treated so fondly - we had cute, baby ways, Once we were little, then we grew and we grew Now we’re no longer young and we’re no longer new. So out the back door we were thrown like the trash, They reacted so quickly - why were they so rash? We “jump on the children”, “don’t come when they call”, We “bark when they leave us”, “climb over the wall”. We should have been neutered, we should have been spayed, Now we suffer the consequence of the errors they made. If only they’d trained us, if only we knew... We’d have done what they asked us and worshipped them, too. We were left in the backyard, or worse - let to roam Now we’re tired and lonely and out of a home. They dropped us off here and they kissed us good-bye... “Maybe someone else will give you a try.” So now here we are, all confused and alone... In a shelter with others who long for a home. The kind workers come through with a meal and a pat, With so many to care for, they can’t stay to chat, They move to the next kennel, giving each of us cheer... We know that they wonder how long we’ll be here. We lie down to sleep and sweet dreams fill our heads... Of a home filled with love and our own cosy beds. Then we wake to see sad eyes, brimming with tears Our friends filled with emptiness, worry, and fear. If you can’t adopt us and there’s no room at the Inn Could you help with the bills and fill our food bin? We count on your kindness each day of the year Can you give more than hope to everyone here?

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the ravages of the North Sea. Concrete walls three metres high front the sea for many kilometres. These are augmented by wooden barriers that are meant to break up the force of the relentless waves. Offshore rocky reefs have been put in place to add to the effort. Norfolk has been populated for millennia. Neolithic tribes lived there in pre-Roman days. Because of its proximity to Europe, it was vulnerable to invasion and many defences were built to repel raiders. Lots of castles can be found, relics of a violent past. Norwich Castle is typical of these. Built on high ground, it was originally constructed in 1067. While much of the original structure has been replaced, it is still a forbidding place. Castle Rising, dating from 1140, is almost its twin, once home to Queen Isabella and then the Black Prince. Stately homes of a more recent vintage are also common. Most noteworthy of these is

Sandringham, the Queen’s country retreat, where she traditionally spends Christmas. Set in 30 hectares of beautiful gardens and lakes, Sandringham is neither a palace nor a castle. It is a gracious country house full of splendour and lavish furnishings. Visitors can see several rooms that are actually used by the Queen. A museum houses typical royal motor vehicles, George V’s collection of big game trophies, a coach house and artefacts from many past monarchs. Republicans need not visit! Blickling Hall is a great Jacobean house which billeted several squadrons of RAF personnel during World War II. It has a museum which tells the stories of some of those posted there. Its gardens are truly magnificent with manicured hedges trimmed impossibly perfectly. A “sitooterie”, formed by curving over several growing trees to create an arbour, is a peaceful retreat, tucked away amidst the maze of pathways and other features. Its name derives from Scottish words meaning “sit outside”. Oxburgh House is unusual in that it is completely surrounded by a deep moat. It features some very large tapestries woven by Mary Queen of Scots in the mid-16th Cen-

tury. The King’s Room has a hidden Priest’s Hole where Roman Catholics sought refuge during the persecution under Queen Elizabeth’s reign. The walls are adorned with huge portraits of the gentry of the time, all sporting their finery. For generations, people on the east coast of Britain owed their existence to herring fishing. The herring industry shaped the development of Great Yarmouth and the lives of its inhabitants. Fleets of herring boats braved the treacherous seas in all weathers to bring in the catch. Today the legacy of their fortitude is seen mainly in museums, the most noteworthy being the Time and Tide Museum. Great Yarmouth is now a major

port and a popular tourist destination. Norfolk is called Nelson’s County for good reason. Horatio Nelson, famed for his victory at Trafalgar, was born in 1758 in the village of Burnham Thorpe. He was educated in Norfolk until he joined the Royal Navy. Today nothing remains of his birthplace except a plaque commemorating the event. The great majority of the thousands of tourists that visit the United Kingdom each week do not go to Norfolk. It is not on the regular tourist itinerary. This is unfortunate as it has so much to offer. There are plenty of B&Bs available offering homely accommodation. Maybe you should consider it.

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SENIORS NEWS Market twilight zone comes alive

THE Waterfront - Caloundra’s Boardwalk is set to become a twilight zone for all the family with the staging of special Friday evening markets at Bulcock Beach during December and again in January. A similar mix of stalls to the popular Sunday Bulcock Street markets will be located along the Esplanade from 4-9pm between Otranto Avenue and Minchinton Street. Managed by the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the twilight markets will be held on Friday, December and Friday January 8 and 15. A special twilight market will also be held on New Year’s Eve. Chamber Executive Officer, Steve Gaeth, said the markets have been planned to attract locals and tourists to The Waterfront area to experience the natural beauty of the location while enjoying some relaxing retail therapy. The markets provide the opportunity to browse among a diverse range of art and craft stalls, an abundant choice of high-quality, locally-sourced produce, and gourmet foods all while listening to some great music. “The Friday twilight market opens up a whole new evening destination to savour during the holiday season with a particular emphasis on creating an entertaining and relaxing family atmosphere,” Mr Gaeth said.


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“The markets will be a great reason to visit central Caloundra and perhaps stay on and enjoy some of the best waterfront dining facilities anywhere in the region.” Traders interested in taking part in the market can contact Mr Gaeth on (07) 5492 5977. Bulcock Beach Esplanade has enjoyed an $8 million makeover that compliments a seaside promenade, parklands, landscaped gardens, stunning resorts and alfresco dining with picturesque views. All this is within walking distance of the Caloundra central business area. Known as The Waterfront - Caloundra’s Boardwalk, the precinct includes nearly a dozen choices to tempt the palate including English-style pub and restaurant The Penefathings Inn, Italian restaurant La Dolce Vita, Hog’s Breath Cafe and The Coffee Club Cafe Bar Restaurant. And for popular dining favourites Tides Waterfront Dining, Mooo Char + Bar and Wung Nam Thai Water Palace their scenic outlook is now better than ever. Adding to the contemporary flavour is the recently opened $90 million Rumba Beach Resort & Spa, designed to achieve a five star rating. Situated directly opposite the white sands and tranquil waters of Bulcock Beach, Rumba sits in one of the most desirable positions in all of the Sunshine Coast.

Nothing better than a good night’s sleep

THERE’S nothing better than a good night’s sleep. It’s very important to your ongoing health and happiness. And one of the major factors in getting a good night’s sleep is choosing a good quality mattress – one that’s right for you. Ted and Barbara Ross of Halcyon Park in Meridian Plains have discovered how true this is. Ted has had two hip replacements and a heart operation and suffers from arthritis. Barbara experiences substantial pain from a car accident many years ago. They had both been suffering disturbed sleep, which is why they went in search of a bedding solution to alleviate their problems. “Neither of us could get comfortable and it got to the stage where we couldn’t even sleep in the same bed together” said Mrs. Ross. “If you’re having bad sleep, it not only makes you cranky, it makes the pain worse” she pointed out. They visited many of the major bedding retailers without much success. “They haven’t got the time to spend with you at the big stores – they’re too busy” Barbara commented. “And it surprised me how much the prices varied. Some beds were very overpriced I thought”. Eventually Ted and Barbara walked into Sound A Sleep on the corner of Nicklin Way and Production Avenue at Warana and discovered that the owners Sam and Lyndal spend the time to get to know each customer and their circumstances before helping them choose the best possible option from their huge range of Australian-made mattresses and ensembles. As Barbara reported “What I liked was that Lyndal and Sam explained all about the different mattresses, the memory foam and your body’s pressure points. Sam and Lyndal were excellent – the amount of time they actually spent with us was terrific. We must have been there a couple of hours going over the various mattress options”. Sam and Lyndal really know their bedding – Sam’s family has been manufacturing mattresses for more than 30 years. The Ross’s ended up buying two King Single adjustable beds from Sound A Sleep. “Since we’ve got the new beds, Ted hasn’t had any problems with his pressure points – he’s absolutely happy with it. And if we’re going away to stay with one of the kids, I say to my husband ‘One night – that’s all’ I’m coming back to my own bed!” Barbara says with a laugh. Sound A Sleep mattresses are made in Australia from the highest quality materials, not inferior overseas product. That’s why they come with a full guarantee. But just because they’re top quality doesn’t mean they’re top price – you’ll find that Sound A Sleep mattresses and ensembles offer you an equivalent or better standard than the ‘famous’ industry names, yet at a very affordable price. ”We got extra service without even asking for it” Barbara explained. “Sam and Lyndal were helpful, they were economical and we enjoyed the time we spent with them” she said. When you need a good night’s sleep at a reasonable price, choose a Sound A Sleep mattress or ensemble that will suit you perfectly and last for years. Talk to Sam and Lyndal today, and wake up to a better sleep. You’ll find us at Cnr Nicklin Way & Production Ave, Warana or telephone 5493 6908.

SENIORS NEWS Cinderella AS Director of this timeless classic, Johanna Wallace brings together students from her acting classes and some well known local artists who have previously appeared on stage at the Noosa Arts Theatre. The pixielike Yvie Somerville delights as the Fairy Godmother, Janine Ritchie brings the selfish Stepmother to life and Isabella Baggieri and Emma Wyeth perform as the Stepsisters Gertrude and Henrietta respectively. Tiara Togiata makes her stage debut as Cinderella, and her prince charming is shared between Shane and Elliot Hynes. This fun pantomime is fun for the whole family, and particularly suited for ages 3 to 10. Running time is approximately 1.5 hours. All tickets are $10. Show times are 9th 16th & 23rd January 11am and 2pm and 10th 17th & 24th January 2pm and 5pm. Bookings phone 5449 9343, at the theatre Sat 9am to noon or online at

Maroochydore VIEW Club

MAROOCHYDORE VIEW Club wishes all its members wonderful health and much happiness for 2010. We are a creative, friendly club and we would like to extend a very big welcome to ladies who would like to join us in the New Year. Why not come to the first Luncheon meeting of the new decade which includes our AGM at the Maroochy Surf Club, Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore on Friday 22nd January 2010 from 11 am. You will enjoy a two course luncheon for $19.00 with tea and coffee available and make new friends with our members while sitting in a room that has the best “view” on the Coast. As well as our Luncheon meetings where we usually have a Guest Speaker, we have social outings once a month to different local venues, all to promote interest and education. . These might include a light lunch, boat cruise (local only), fashion parade or bus trip We can join for coffee once a month and see a Movie of our choice and we also have two book clubs within our Club which meet once a month to discuss the book they’ve read. VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women and the VIEW Clubs of Australia are a valued part of The Smith Family. All money generated by VIEW goes to The Smith Family to help disadvantaged children in their Learning for Life programs. These children are then able to fully participate in Australian life. If you would like to join us please ring Jocelyn on 5479 5014 before 6pm Tuesday 19th. January. and members who are unable to come or those bringing guests please ring Jocelyn also.

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The Commissariat Store Museum - a museum built by convicts

AS the Christmas Holidays approach, what better way to conclude this exciting year in our state than to visit the oldest occupied building in Queensland? The popular exhibition celebrating Queensland’s 150th Birthday entitled “Signs of Separation – Hidden Treasures” is on display until the end of December. Treasures from the RHSQ collection, other museums and private collections include medallions, portraits, advertisements, albums, government seals, early printing equipment, musical programs and the workbox of Isabella Petrie. The Mission Australia is also on display until the end of December. This celebrates 150 years of service to the community and memorabilia of interest includes antique dolls. Mission magazines from 1940 to 1990 are also on display. A new exhibition commemorating the life of Thomas Welsby is being prepared for opening in early 2010. Entitled “Recognition at Last”, the exhibition will be curated by Janice Hess, the Hon Exhibitions Curator and Assistant Curator Robyn Stephensen. Thomas Welsby was an author and historian for the Moreton Bay area. His interests included Rugby Union, St Helena Island, the Royal Queensland Yacht Club and the Royal Historical Society of Queensland. The Commissariat Store Museum – was built by convict labour in 1829, and is truly the birthplace of Brisbane. This beautiful old building has been a silent witness to the growth of Queensland and has the distinction of being the oldest occupied building of the original Moreton Bay Penal Colony. Located at 115 William Street, Brisbane, between Elizabeth and Margaret Streets, many visitors to the Commissariat Store Museum take a pleasant stroll across from the Treasury Casino or alight from the Citycat at the North Quay or QUT Ferry stops. Direct access from William Street is by a wheelchairfriendly ramp to the second floor of the building. There is also an internal lift to all floors. The museum is open from Tuesdays to Fridays from 10am until 4 pm. Entry Fee is $5 for adults, children and Seniors $2.50 Group tours by arrangement. On site volunteer tour guides are available most days. Please note that the Museum will be closed from 25th December and will re-open on Tuesday 5th January 2010. A special morning tea and floor talk will be held on Tuesday 12th January 2010 at 10.30am. If you would like to attend this morning tea or for any other information, please call the office on 3221 4198.

The Team at Seniors Newspapers would Like to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas and Safe New Year December 2009/January 2010 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - Page 25

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The Management and Staff of DICKY BEACH SURF CLUB would like to wish our members, visitors and guests A Very Merry Christmas and A Safe and Prosperous New Year. Thank you for your patronage throughout 2009.

WALK ON WHEELS in Noosa would like to take this opportunity to wish all our valued customers A Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year and thankyou for your support throughout 2009 The Management and staff of

The Maroochy Surf Club Would like to wish all our members, visitors and friends

STEPHANIE SHAW DENTAL PROSTHETIST would like to take this opportunity to wish all our valued patients A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for your support throughout 2009

A Joyous Christmas and A Safe and Prosperous New Year.

The Management and Staff at THE CURRIMUNDI HOTEL would like to wish all their customers a Very Merry Christmas and A Safe and Prosperous New Year. Thank you for your support throughout 2009 The Management and Staff of THE PACIFIC PARADISE BOWLS CLUB would like to wish all our members, visitors and guests A Very Merry Christmas and A Safe and Prosperous New Year. Thank you for your patronage throughout 2009.

The Management and Staff of KAWANA BLINDS would like to wish all their valued customers Best wishes to you and your family for a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year

A Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. Thank you for your support throughout 2009.

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would like to wish all their Residents, Clients and Families A Very Merry Christmas and a Safe and Prosperous 2010

The Management and Staff at SOLAHART

SUNSHINE COAST would like to take this opportunity to wish all their valued customers A Joyous Christmas and A Happy New Year. Thank you for your support throughout 2009.

The Management and Staff at LAGUNA RETIREMENT ESTATE would like to wish all residents, clients and their families A Joyous Christmas and a Safe and Prosperous 2010.

The Assistant Commissioner and staff at QLD. FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE would like to wish

From the SUNDALE TEAM to all residents, clients and families.

Everyone a Safe and Prosperous Festive Season

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Wishing you all a Happy and Jolly Christmas and a Sensational 2010

Michael and Belinda from Ovenu would like to take this opportunity to wish all their customers a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy & Safe New Year Thank you for your support throughout 2009 Peter & Judy from MAROOCHYDORE HOME HEALTH CARE would like to take this opportunity to wish all our valued customers A Very Merry Christmas and a Safe & Prosperous New Year. Thanks for your support throughout 2009

Michael, Graham, Bruce, Sonny, Jason and Lyn from

CARLTON CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY Would like to wish all our valued Customers, Family and Friends

A Wonderful Christmas and A Happy New Year

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at Kunda Park would like to wish all our valued customers A Wonderful Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year. Thanks for your support throughout 2009 Leigh, Ray and staff at

L C Wynne Dental Would like to wish all our valued patients

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The Management and staff of

Schultz Toomey O’Brien Would like to wish all our valued clients A Wonderful and Joyous Christmas and a Safe and Prosperous New Year.

Peter from PETER HESSE HOME REPAIRS would like to wish all our customers

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Brad, Cindy, Todd and Luke from

Kay and staff at

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in Nambour would like to wish all our clients

A Wonderful and Joyous Christmas and a Safe and Prosperous New Year.

A Very Merry Christmas and A Safe and Prosperous New Year

Tim, Mark and staff of MAHER DIGBY SECURITIES would like to take this opportunity to wish all our valued clients A Joyous Christmas and a Safe and Prosperous New A Joyous Year. Thank you or your Christmas and support throughout 2009 A Safe and Prosperous New Year. The management and staff at

Air-Rite Air Conditioning in Nambour would like to wish all their valued customers A Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. Thanks you for your support throughout 2009


would like to wish all their Residents, Clients and Families A Very Merry Christmas and a Safe and Prosperous 2010

The Management and staff of OZ CARE SUNSHINE COAST would like to wish all their Residents, Clients and their families A Wonderful and Joyous Christmas and a Safe and Prosperous New Year.

Daniel and Natasha from MASTER LIFTS Sunshine Coast would like to joyously wish all our very valued customers

A Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for your support throughout 2009.

Aawun Furniture Removals


A very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year. Thank you for your support throughout 2009.

GLENDALE HOMES Management and Staff would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers

Shane and all the staff at

Neil and Staff at

A Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The Management and Staff of KAWANA BLINDS would like to wish all their valued customers A Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. Thank you for your support throughout 2009.

The Management and Staff of the

Mattress Company in Yandina would like to wish all our valued customers

A Joyous Christmas and A Safe and Prosperous New Year.

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Xmas Shopping in BUDERIM

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Even easier to get mobile SCOOTERS Warehouse, a division of Aids to Independent Living, has been supplying mobility scooters in Buderim for over 16 years and they have seen many changes not only in Buderim but in the styles and prices of scooters. You’d be amazed to know that scooters have actually dropped in price! What hasn’t changed however is their commitment to treat their customers with compassion and respect. You won’t find hard sell tactics, you will find some one who will take the time to make sure you purchase the right mobility scooter to suit you for both comfort and price. It doesn’t matter if it’s the top of the range new scooter or a little pull apart 2nd hand scooter you will be given the same time to test drive in your own environment before you make your purchase. The commitment continues after you’ve made your decision,

with the registration looked after for you and as many after sales visits as needed, if you are a little unsure or nervous. In the unlikely event that you experience any problem they have a qualified service division to handle any repairs or warranty and for real peace of mind they will loan you a replacement scooter if yours is “ off the road”. Now in appreciation of the local support they are offering $500.00 off every new scooter purchase, not just for this month but through until June 2010. So even if you’re not quite at that stage yet you can keep the advertisement safe and use it later. Why not come into Scooters Warehouse at 87 Burnett St, Buderim ( next to the Tavern) and have a chat with Janet or call 5445 6787 and arrange a no obligation in home trail. You’ve nothing to loose and everything to gain - your independence!

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DID you make a New Years resolution to make more use of that computer that has been sitting virtually unused because you do not know how to use it properly? Did you receive a computer or digital camera for Christmas and it is a mystery to you? That is where the Sunshine Coast Computer Club comes in to help. This includes help with computers, scanners, printers, digital cameras (still and video) etc and of course the Internet. Perhaps you are wanting to use the nternet to surf the web, email friends far and near, sending them some photographs you have recently taken, or start your own blog and web pages, for education, banking and business which includes shopping anywhere in the world. You have probably heard that this advance in technology has also brought out the dangers of scams

and persons with malicious intent being able to enter others lives without them knowing, via a computer.. The Club does all it can to show members ways of surfing the internet and doing business transactions and banking securely while using their computers. Weekly meetings are held at Caloundra on a Sat and Buderim on a Wed, and a monthly meeting at Yandina for the North Coast on the third Wed of the month. Some members of the Club who find it hard to attend meetings regularly can receive help through internet communications to Club. To find out more about when and where the Club meetings are held and how you too can join the Club and get help - Telephone the Club Information Line 54921005, visit the Club Web Site – http:// or e mail the Club at”

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Xmas Shopping in


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Christmas Shopping Made Easy at Buderim Pharmacy you choose your gift and let us wrap it for free. We are open 7 days. Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday 8am to 5pm and Sunday 9am to 2pm for your convenience . For enquiries phone 5445 1230 or call into the pharmacy at Buderim Market Place, Burnett Street, Buderim.

Woodford Folk Festival Program Booklets are available at most Sunshine Coast newsagencies for $5 & are well worth it so you can plan your Woodford experience, especially if you are going on a day pass. Find out everything you need to know & book tickets online by visiting >> The event will be held from Sunday 27th December to Friday 1st January 2010 at Woddrow Road, Woodford. It’s an awesome experience…less than 1 hour’s drive from Caloundra via Beerwah. If you are local or visiting the Coast & have never been to Woodford & always wondered what it was like – just GO – don’t miss it. Get a glimpse of utopia. If only the world was like Woodford every day… Grab a program, book a ticket. See you there!

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THE Woodford Folk Festival programme has now been launched. Organisers have called it their strongest ever. 23 programmed venues. Then there’s the biggest stage… the festival streets. Programme features 580 booked acts (including presenters) programmed into 1600 or more events over the six days and six nights. Then there’s the unofficial programme of jam sessions, street theatre, rituals, chalkboard… We recommend that to fully appreciate and plan your festival you should purchase the 130-page full colour programme booklet: your Essential Guide to doing Woodford - which details the thousands of events and artists and presenters backgrounds, street maps and full listings of public transport, festival food outlets and more.

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SENIORS NEWS Holiday Crossword Number One

ACROSS 1 Meat 4 Unsoiled 7 River in S Africa 12 Male swan 17 Fur scarf 19 Russian parliament before 1917 21 Appetite 22 African musical instrument 23 Something added 24 Full assembly 26 Brothers 27 Trickery 28 Ignore 29 In combination 33 Make into a dandy 35 One to whom a letter is directed 36 Finishes 37 Yellow cheese coated with red wax 39 Mischievous person 42 Sandy shores 43 Double curve 44 Did possess 47 Asexual reproductive cell 48 Middle East rug 52 Help 54 Fabled bird 55 Seaport in Shandong province China 56 Offensive 57 Unit of electrical resistance 59 Spasmodic 62 Room 64 Prate 65 Resplendent 68 Pickings 72 Giving no view 73 French vineyard 74 Annual horse race in England 75 Spoken 77 Veterinarian 79 Japanese sash 81 Sister 83 Excessive 86 Find the sum of 87 Metal container 88 Society governed by

women 90 If and only if 91 Very skilled person 93 Goad for driving cattle 95 Officiating priest of a mosque 96 Mature 98 Flow back 101 Based on geology 105 Exuberant 106 Fixed in position 107 Exude 109 Capital of Afghanistan 114 Pretended 115 Fish 116 Bird enclosure 117 Afternoon performance 118 Organ of hearing 121 Which person 123 Finished 124 Most gruesome 125 Roman goddess of plenty 127 Reflected sound 129 Athletic shoe 133 Posed 135 Ark builder 136 Hew 137 Chinese Communist leader 139 Professional hunting guide 144 Graceful in form 145 Former Russian rulers 146 English mathematician 147 Person who gardens 151 Disease of livestock 153 Machine for chopping ice 155 Ferocious 156 Ashore 157 Ebony 158 Affirmative vote 159 Worthless piece of cloth 160 Flightless aquatic bird 161 Republic in W Africa 162 Units of computer memory

4 Long-leaved lettuce 5 Extol 6 To fill with horror 8 Mountain goat 9 Capable of producing disease. 10 Vain shallow person 11 Central body of the solar system 12 Eccentric shaft 13 Confined to bed 14 Rejected 15 Extremely small 16 Approaching death 18 Material adorned with beads 19 Trades 20 Mire 25 Portend 30 Hip-length overcoat 31 Radiant 32 Up and about 34 Malt beverage 35 Exclamation of surprise 38 Arbor 39 Self-centered 40 Eats 41 Majestic 45 Exclamations of surprise 46 Cheek depression 49 To hit a ball high 50 Building material of wood 51 Appraise 53 Electric resistance 58 Block 60 Observation 61 Form of wrestling 63 To free 66 Inflammation of the uvea 67 Former Russian ruler 69 Chatter 70 Short literary composition 71 Dramatize 74 Direct a gun 76 Useful 78 Middle Eastern salad 79 Room within a harem 80 Frozen water DOWN 82 Picture 2 Bloodsucking fly 84 City in SE Netherlands 3 Large burrowing African 85 Newt mammal 89 Grass

105 Snakelike fish 108 Array 110 Coil 111 Abode of the dead 112 Ghastly 113 Deranged 118 Captivating 119 Arrive at 120 Pertaining to an osculum

122 Padrone 126 Snow runner 128 Vulgar, ill-bred fellow 130 Fiber 131 Spouse 132 Snobbish conduct 134 Light four-wheeled carriage 138 Raise the level 140 Hebrew school

141 Respiration 142 Glowing 143 Rubbish 148 Label 149 Persian fairy 150 Legume 151 Negative 152 Tibetan gazelle 154 Handwoven Scandinavian rug

108 Intellectual 110 Tubular pasta in short pieces 111 Fragile 112 Act of soaking 113 Punch 118 Forward sailors’ quarters 119 Russian country house 120 Streamers 122 Inanity

126 Period of history 128 Move quickly 130 Struggle helplessly 131 Capital of the Chaldean empire 132 Female descendant 134 Basic monetary unit of Greece 138 First Russian astronaut 140 Dry red wine

141 Minister 142 Frighten 143 Loud, resonant sound 148 Taxicab 149 Reflected sound 150 Iceberg 151 Former weight for wool 152 Honey insect 154 Fish eggs

92 Taxicab 94 Dwells 97 Broad valley 99 Class 100 Spiritual interpretation 102 South American cowboy 103 Fail at a premature stage 104 Constable

Holiday Crossword Number Two

5 Flesh of a cow 91 Debutante ACROSS 6 Splash 93 Arrest 1 Varicose vein 8 9th letter of the Hebrew 95 Incline 4 Tolerate alphabet 96 Silhouette 7 Resembling Utopia 9 Treacherous 98 Statute 12 Small cavity in a rock 10 German Shepherd 101 Mosaic flooring 17 Exploit 105 Capable of being traced 11 Musical instrument 19 Chapter of the Koran 12 Covered vehicle 106 Tropical cyclone 21 Enduring 13 Person who invents gad107 Inhumanly cruel 22 Made a mistake gets 109 Soviet spacecraft 23 Herbalist 14 Assistant to a matador 114 Sewage 24 Kingdom in N Europe 14 Leg bone 115 Young goat 26 Agricultural 16 Representative 116 Theatre district 27 Peeved 18 Proceeded without effort 117 Flirting 28 Gentle splash 19 Sea mammals 118 Craze 29 River in Poland 20 Colour 121 Decay 33 Version 25 Foliage 123 Pertaining to a lobe 35 Clustered like grapes 30 Odoriferous 124 Bind with chains 36 English monk 31 Well-behaved 37 Officiating priest of a 125 Contend 127 Log house of rural Rus- 32 Envelop in fog mosque 34 Wreath of flowers 39 Brown-capped boletus sia 35 Exclamation of surprise 129 Preserved in brine mushroom 38 Eyeglass for one eye 133 Put down 42 Become coarse 39 Tubular pasta 43 Horizontal bar of wood 135 Hint 136 Dutch name of The 40 Luxuriant 44 Did possess 41 Heading of a subdivision Hague 47 Pertaining to fire 137 Seaport on SW 45 Exclamations of surprise 48 Counterfeit 46 Cheek depression Mindanao 52 Help 49 Chatter 139 Group of three plays 54 Sparse fluid 50 Not allowed 144 Arranged in a table 55 Coconut palm seed 145Aromatic gum used in 51 Body of salt water 56 One berry in a cluster 53 Head garland 57 Unit of electrical resis- making incense 146 Spiritual interpretation 58 Throw loosely about tance 60 Period of human life 147 Resembling a calyx 59 Veteran 61 Bluish white metallic ele151 Loose outer garment 62 Room 153 Instrument for indicat- ment 64 Jabber 63 Lopsided 65 Capable of being ridden ing speed 66 One of the Furies 155 Gaze fixedly 68 Private room 67 Indigo 156 Gives a new name 72 Expelling 69 Bleat of a sheep 73 Highest mountain in Crete 157 Comply 70 Examine thoroughly 158 Steal from 74 Vestige 71 Intimate ballad 159 Sorrowful 75 Nonsense 160 Uppermost part of a 74 Two 77 Printer’s measure 76 Not appropriate tree 79 Not good 78 Sugar substitute 161 Phase 81 Twain 83 Region of Northern Ter- 162 Monetary unit of France 79 Used for resting 80 Tap gently ritory Australia 82 Songbird DOWN 86 Very skilled person 84 Irresolute 2 Pertaining to Aaron 87 Malt beverage 85 Decease 3 Hemmed in by ice 88 Act of absorbing 89 River in central Europe 4 Powdery residue 90 To be unwell Page 30 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - December 2009/January 2010

92 Organ of hearing 94 Calculating device 97 Covering for the head 99 Frozen water 100 Howling 102 Soviet marshal 103 Loincloth worn by Hindu men 104 Many 105 Light meal

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Law, Finance & YOU A boost for Bloomhill Mature age employment from the Sunshine Coast key to addressing Community Foundation shortfall of workers

A NEW report released today predicts there will be a shortfall of 1.4 million workers by 2025 and further highlights the need for immediate action on the issue of mature age employment, according to Australia’s leading seniors group. National Seniors Australia (NSA) has welcomed the Workplace Futures report by the Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which provides yet more evidence that leadership is needed to plan for Australia’s future. NSA chief executive Michael O’Neill said mature age employment was the key to addressing the rapidly ageing population and looming skills shortage. “One of the smartest things we can do as a nation is create a level playing field for our mature age workers by improving employment opportunities and addressing age discrimination in the workforce,’’ O’Neill said. “Australia loses a massive $10.8 billion by not utilising the skills and experience of older Australians who want to work and this figure is going to increase if we don’t plan for the future. “While all Australians have the right to decide when they retire, an increasing number are choosing to continue working past traditional retirement age. Half of all people aged 55+ currently working part-time want more work.” NSA’s recent Experience Works report found that Australia is fast falling behind its neighbours and major trading partners on mature age employment with Australia ranking 13th in a list of OECD countries when it comes to mature age participation rates (age 55-64). O’Neill said with the economy now starting to turn a corner, government and businesses must focus on utilising the skills and experience of older Australians who want to work. “The elimination of age limits, such as those applying to superannuation and workers’ compensation, should be central to any policy response- it is currently the case that the 9 per cent employer superannuation contribution is no longer mandatory once a worker is over the age of 70,’’ he said. “The broader community must also address the cultural barriers that exist for older workers, and better recognise the invaluable contribution that older Australians can make to the nation’s economy.” Over the last 12 months, NSA has driven the national debate on this issue through direct representations to government, business and union representatives. Free SMSF Administration Consultation with Geoffrey Feeley

SUNSHINE Coast residents seeking support from Bloomhill Cancer Help will soon benefit from a new piece of specialist equipment, thanks to a donation from a local charitable trust. The Sunshine Coast Community Foundation (SCCF) today provided $3000 to Bloomhill for the purchase of an electrical massage table. The table will be used for touch therapies that provide a deep sense of relaxation and being nurtured, assist in stress management and pain relief, increase psychological wellbeing and aid the immune system. Chair of the SCCF board, Joan Sheldon, said the foundation currently allocates funds to one outstanding local charity each year and Bloomhill Cancer Help was a most deserving recipient. “This magnificent organisation provides a haven for those diagnosed with cancer and their family members,” Mrs Sheldon said. “Bloomhill offers emotional and therapeutic support in a caring and compassionate environment at a time when people need it most. “It is totally self-funded and we are very fortunate to have this service available on the Sunshine Coast. “I am absolutely delighted to be presenting this cheque to Bloomhill on behalf of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation for the purchase of this vital equipment.” Bloomhill’s Manager of Care, Anna Braaten-Pow, thanked the Foundation for the donation, saying it would greatly assist in the provision of massage therapies to their clients. Mrs Braaten-Pow said the organisation worked closely with general practitioners, specialists, nursing services and other health care professionals to build an holistic approach to patient care. “We aim to provide a place of peace and tranquility that offers immediate help to anyone going through the crisis of being diagnosed with cancer,” she said. “Our services include counselling, massage, reflexology, reiki, meditation, support groups and art therapy. “Massage therapies are important for relaxation and healing and we’re very grateful to receive these funds for this purpose.” ENDS For media interviews contact Joan Sheldon on 0419 709 634 For more information about the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation contact Bronwynn van Baalen on 07 3360 3854/4092 or visit http://

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THE Tax Office today issued a taxpayer alert warning taxpayers to be cautious about investing in life insurance policies issued from insurance companies based in tax havens, such as Vanuatu. Tax Commissioner Michael D’Ascenzo said he is concerned these arrangements may attempt to exploit the lack of transparency in tax havens. “We know these arrangements are in the market, and we have seen a number being promoted from Vanuatu,” Mr D’Ascenzo said. Under these arrangements, promoters market certain life insurance policies as qualifying for concessional tax treatment on proceeds from the policy or tax deductions on fees paid under the policy. However these policies may not qualify for such benefits and self managed super funds may also breach the superannuation regulations for complying funds. “People considering these arrangements should be aware their tax affairs will be closely examined by the Tax Office, in addition to potential action by other government agencies as part of Project Wickenby.” People who are unsure about their situation should seek independent advice or contact the Tax Office for a private ruling on their individual circumstances. Those who have participated in these arrangements and contact the Tax Office before they are contacted for an audit will be entitled to a reduction in any penalties that may apply. More information Taxpayer Alert 2009/17 is available from the Tax Office website atp Tax agents with information about people or companies who may be promoting arrangements covered by this alert should call the Tax Practitioner Integrity Service on 1800 639 745. Taxpayers who wish to make a voluntary disclosure or those who have information about promotion of these arrangements should call the Tax Office on 1800 060 062 or report information online at Taxpayer alerts are intended as an ‘early warning’ to taxpayers and their advisers of significant tax planning issues or arrangements that the Tax Office has under risk assessment or about which it has concerns.

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Law, Finance & YOU The Price of Gold WHILE many assets have risen in value this year, most are still well below record levels. Gold, however, has surged to a new record high in US dollars and has also been rising against most other currencies. Several factors are driving the current surge in the gold price: Firstly, fears that the massive monetary and fiscal policy stimulus that has been pumped into the global economy will generate inflation. Secondly, gold is seen as a good alternative to paper money which has been destabilized by the global economic crisis. Thirdly, Central bank sell-

ing of gold appears to have come to an end and in fact central banks in emerging countries are becoming buyers as part of a strategy to reduce the exposure of their foreign exchange reserves to paper currencies with an uncertain future Some still fear an even worse financial meltdown still lies ahead and see gold as a hedge against such an outcome. With cash and bond yields so low the missed income from holding a non-income producing asset like gold is very low. The surging gold price is not necessarily a sign of inflation to come. Massive global spare capacity, with inventory, supply and production capacity exceeding demand suggests the bigger risk remains one of deflation. Tightened money measures have lead to banks holding on to cash reserves and until they lend this out and spending returns to normal levels, inflation is less likely. An increase in the gold price is not necessarily a sign of inflation - the 1930s rise in the gold price was associated with deflation, not inflation.

Rather, the more significant factors driving the gold price higher include the low “cost” of holding gold as highlighted by near-zero interest rates, and the heightened reservedness re paper currencies by both investors and emerging market central banks. We are still in a very favorable part of the cycle for gold. Interest rates remain low and there are no signs they are about to quickly rise. Further, the outlook for the US dollar is that it is likely to continue a moderate downswing. In addition, there is likely to be reasonable demand for gold as an inflation hedge, and as a commodity , gold will benefit from the ongoing rise in commodity prices as emerging world industrialisation continues to gather pace. There are many ways to get exposure to gold, all with their pros and cons: buying physical gold, gold futures, gold exchange traded funds, gold shares and gold funds offered by fund managers.1However, it is worth stressing that gold is highly speculative. It is not grounded by an income stream like most shares, property, bonds and cash. Virtually all the gold that was ever produced still exists and can potentially come back on to the market. At the same time, actual production and demand for jewelry and industrial use is tiny relative to the huge gold stock. All this can make for a volatile ride over time and suggests that gold

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Queensland leads the way as wages campaign goes national A LANDMARK example of co-operation between social services staff, employers, unions and the Bligh Government has paid further dividends with the federal government announcement of the National wage case. Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) Director Jill Lang said Queensland had led the way, with the new national wage case based on the success of Queensland’s efforts. “Queensland should be proud of its lead role in this major reform, the success of this wage decision can change lives across the rest of Australia,” she said. “This will potentially, make a huge difference to services across the country as social service staff receive the wages they deserve. “Better wages means better retention of staff; this is a boost for clients and is a reward for the valuable work that the social service sector contributes to Australian society.” This national pay equity case will be held next year

with State Councils of Social of Services lobbying their State Governments and the federal government to fund the outcome. QCOSS President Karyn Walsh said Queensland should be very proud of its lead in this important issue that will significantly improve social services across the country. “For too long social services workers have not been receiving the recognition they deserve, and it is pleasing to see the rest of Australia catching up to Queensland’s progress,” she said. “Queensland’s achievements were made only through unified and concerted effort, that included months of extensive lobbying with stakeholders sending over 1,500 letters to MPs in a three week period. “We are fortunate that the Bligh Government supported the pay equity decision by committing to 414 million dollars to the sector, one of the biggest budget allocations during these tough economic times.”

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IN their efforts to raise local women’s awareness of the importance of the early detection of breast cancer, the Australian Sewing Guild - Tewantin Neighbourhood Group has created some ‘Artful Bras’. Neighbourhood coordinator Barbara Hawker said the Artful Bras Project started with a quilting group in South Carolina, USA. “Our sewing group liked the idea so much we thought that we would bring a similar concept to the Sunshine Coast,” Ms Hawker said. “The bras provide a colourful and humorous

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free breastscreen every two years at a B r e a s t S c r e e n Queensland Service. Women aged 40-49 years and those over 70 are also eligible for a free breastscreen. B r e a s t S c r e e n Queensland Sunshine Coast Services are located at Caloundra, Caboolture, Nambour, Noosaville and Gympie. To arrange a free breastscreen please call 13 20 50. A doctor’s referral is not required. To find out more about the Artful Bra Project or the Australian Sewing Guild contact Ms Hawker on 5474 2454.

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NOOSACARE Inc. is proud to announce that employee, Angelina Erbacher, who commenced her 12 month traineeship as receptionist at Kabara in Cooroy in September 2008 has been named “Trainee of the Year”. Angelina came to NoosaCare through Acclaim Apprentices & Trainees and proved to be a fast learner and willing to take on additional duties and responsibilities. Angelina is now employed full time in her newly appointed position as Personnel Officer. Angelina was presented with the award at a function held recently by Acclaim.

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HEALTH Beanies for baby WHAT a fabulous response the residents from Living Choice Retirement Village, Kawana Island have had to the article that we ran for them last month looking for volunteers to knit beanies for babies for the Mater Mothers New Born Baby Appeal. So far 19 people have responded with 19 within the village already helping out. This will be an ongoing program with about 170 beanies that will be delivered to the hospital before Christmas. Patterns are available from Dawn Chalkley on 5493 2823.

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How likely are you to have prostate cancer? PROSTATE cancer is the second most common cancer in Australian men after skin cancer. Of 1000 men aged 50 years, about 136 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer before 80 years, and about 27 will die of it. We know that many older men have small amounts of prostate cancer in their gland, but lead a normal life without it causing them any problem. Studies suggest that over 40% of men aged 70 and above have ‘latent’ or hidden prostate cancer. Men who are at high risk of developing prostate cancer are those whose father or brother (first degree relative) have had prostate cancer at an early age. A man whose father or brother had prostate cancer is at least twice as likely to develop the disease as a man without such a history. The risk is higher if more than one relative has been diagnosed with it. For example one study suggests that a man with two first degree relatives affected is at least five times more likely to get it.

Some experts recommend men at high risk are tested regularly, beginning in their 40s. A man’s age affects both his risk of developing prostate cancer, and whether it is likely to threaten his life. Prostate cancer is rarely found in men under the age of 40, if there is no family history, and so this group is at low risk. Men 50 - 79 years are at low to moderate risk of developing prostate cancer. However if they do get it, there is quite a high chance (two in three) that it will ultimately threaten life. This is because although most cancers grow slowly, over a long period (eight or more years), the cancer has enough time to progress. Men older than 75 years face many other health risks. While they are most likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, they are least likely to be affected by it over the remaining course of their life. Source: Lions Australian Prostate Cancer website

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HEALTH Senior Social Swimmers WE are proud to say that our numbers of swimmers have grown and that they are a happy and healthy group of excellent swimmers. Most of all, they have formed strong bonds in friendship. We break-up for Xmas on Friday 18th December and return on Monday 4th January 2010. Dates and times for Dec/Jan 2010: Swimming: Mon and Fri 7.30am to 9.30am and Aquaswim: Wed 7.30am to 9.30am. Contact Kawana Aquatic Centre, Sportsman Parade, Kawana or Phone Bev after 3pm on 5476 6476.


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Farewell from NoosaCare Louise Tully, Executive Director of NoosaCare Inc. recently handed in her resignation and is retiring after 11 years of loyal, caring service to the residents and staff of Carramar and Kabara. Over the years, Louise has been involved in many projects at both facilities, i.e. the new Extra Services buildings at the Tewantin and Cooroy sites and amalgamation of Carramar and Kabara. “Louise’s devotion and dedication to the organisation will be greatly missed”, said Megan D’Elton, Corporate Services Manager.

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HOLIDAY & Leisure The City of Carcassonne in the South of France variations, but it always contains beans usually white ones. The meat can be pork, duck or as is the preference in Carcasonne, mutton. How can one describe the scene sitting in a square having a meal surrounded by 12th century buildings. We decided to leave the exploring of the old city until the following day. The earliest traces of man in the area go back to the 6th century BC. At a later time about 11BC it was probably settled by the Romans in 11 B.C who gave the City the name “Carcasso”. Centuries

stormy past having been built on a rocky outcrop on what would have been the road between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. As well as the road from the North to central Spain. No doubt, it always had a commercial interest as well as a military one. Far be it for me to give you a history lesson here. Just know that there was many a battle and many rulers over the centuries. As we had planned on only a two night stop at Carcassone, it was necessary to check out the trains for our departure. The advantages of roam-

our way. The following morning, we found, to our delight there was a Saturday market in the “New Town”. The whole square we had seen on our way from the station the afternoon before had turned into a mass of colour and music. Stalls and stalls of flowers as well as the local vegetables and fruits. This was May and I suppose a perfect time to be travelling. We wondered around the stalls then onto the railway station. No matter which railway station I am at, I have managed to ask in the language of that country “Do you speak English”. They never say yes, but it is always “A little”. We booked our seats to go on to Avignon. Back in the square we had time to meander again through the market, although we could see signs that it was closing down for lunch. No sense in going straight back to the old city because it was ‘rest time’. Later we walked back across the bridge and once again

through the battlements. Access to the Medieval City is free. It is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. There are 52 towers and 2 rings of Town walls. This is a living City with people actually residing and working in it. By mid afternoon there were plenty of tourists around, browsing the many shops of local craftsmen. The Castle was built in the 12th century and the Cathedral dates from the 11th and 14th century. Mass is celebrated in the Cathedral every Sunday at I could imagine a knight coming towards us on a huge charger, preparing for one of the many battles over the centuries…would the French knights led by Simon de Montford be laying a siege outside the castle walls or 100 years later, would Louis V111 just walk in without a battle? When would peace come to Carcassone? Our imagination came to rest. We browsed around the squares and even the

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the tree overhanging the van. Then its time to cook dinner. Just when the snags and vegies are half done, the gas bottle runs out. No problem, just switch to the other bottle. Oh no! You forgot to fill it after the previous trip. So it is bread and warm half-cooked snags for dinner. TV Reception is usually marginal at best as one struggles to find a program to watch. The fact that every other van seems to have a good picture is not encouraging. The alternative is to talk to each other and who would want to do that? You look forward to a good night’s sleep - that is, after the neighbours at the back settle down. Everything is peaceful when suddenly an unholy racket erupts on top of the van, seemingly just centimetres above your head. When your heart beat subsides to 150 you realize it is just two possums having a bit of a joust - but what a ruckus! The trouble is, living in a caravan is like living inside a tin can - everything seems amplified. Never mind, you can sleep in instead of getting up at 6.30 like you do at home. Wrong again. The neighbours are leaving early and announce the fact to the whole park with the appalling screech of their stabilizers being wound up. Then their diesel 4WD idles for about half an hour before they finally leave. On your way out of town next morning, you fill up at a servo. Cripes! Is that the price of fuel - 50 cents a litre dearer than at home! The litany of stressful trials continues - 3 days of non-stop rain while you are staying in what is supposed to be a tropical paradise with coral-fringed islands just offshore. Even a quick visit to the toilet is like a mud wrestle. Damp clothing is strung around the van like a Chinese laundry. Then there is the allergy reaction in the middle of the night that sets off incessant sniffling and coughing. No problem, we brought the medication, didn’t we? Yes, but there is only one pill left. So a large slice of the caravan park shares our misery through the long night. Why do we do it? Good question. It always seems so appealing when we are stuck at home frittering away life. That is because the memories of the stress fade and those of the good times remain and so we start planning another sojourn. The bottom line is the dictum that most retirees live by - spend the kids’ inheritance. Must away, I have to start getting the van ready for another short trip - just six weeks this time!

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with a tour company and plan on relying on public transport, or going to B & Bs where you may have to carry a big case up a narrow staircase, then it is time to give some seri-

ous thought about TRAVELLING LIGHT. My friends know now that I can manage to ‘travel light’ and husbands say I should reveal my secrets. I may be able to help by describing the contents of my case. Over the years I’ve bought several cases. The best was the one I bought last year, and it is light weight. It cost a bit more than the average one but I waited until I saw it on special and I think it was about $120. Packed it weighed in at 10.5 kilo. And was just so easy to manage. So what do I take? I usually only take trousers, so I can keep shoes to a minimum. I have a good pair of casual black shoes that look smart (If I remember to take the shoe cleaner). I also have a pair of ‘moccasin’ style shoes. I can walk anywhere in both of these pairs of shoes. I also have a hideous pair of rockports that look like giant school shoes and IF I really feel the need to take them, as I did when I went to Egypt and Kenya, I took them in an old hand luggage bag I checked in on the plane,

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and wore them when moving around with the packed case. However I don’t take these if I can possibly avoid it. They have had their uses and are not a good look. (I don’t take ‘trainers’ as I don’t think they are a good look either.) As for clothes. Keep in mind that it doesn’t matter whether you wear the same things over and over again. It is of no consequence if your travel companions see you in the same clothes. They really won’t remember what you wore and if they do who cares! More than likely you will never see them after the trip. A cream/white shirt and black trousers will take you anywhere. I take two/three each long and short sleeve, that is five or six shirts. They MUST be really and truly drip dry; therefore they pack small and don’t ever need ironing. And two/three pair of trousers, not jeans because they are too bulky. I have a long sleeved heavy wool jacket,which I think is quite smart. It has a zipped front with a high neck and I also take a fine

black cardigan that I can wear under it if it is very cold. And I take a pashmina to dress things up. All undies are quick drying. I usually take four/ five pair of knickers that fold up small,a couple of fine singlets, a spencer and two bras. And of course, good quality socks. Nylon knee highs are not good for walking so keep these for going to dinner. I wash almost every evening, so have a small bag with soap, few pegs, my extenda line that I’ve had for at least twenty years and I always take a couple of plastic coated wire coat hangers. Yes ladies I do take skin care and always wear make-up, but my creams are always decanted into small jars. I take a very limited amount of jewellery, a couple of pair of earings and just a couple of necklets as well, I never take anything I treasure. The biggest inconvenience that goes in at the last minute is the “medicine-cupboard’, which is a draw string bag. I take antibiotics and cold tablets as well as the personal necessities and no

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with packing is books as I read quite fast, so I try to take a couple of books that I can abandon. Books with lots of pages and smallish print. By the time I’m ready to buy a book and have found an English bookshop, I will usually read anything I can find. As for packing for men, my husband is very easy and packs even lighter than I do. He doesn’t take polo shirts as I see them as a drying hazard. His ‘old’ business shirts are good as they are truly drip dry and don’t need ironing. I must admit that I do cheat slightly and usually put any local travel literature that I have accumulated in Jim’s bag and sometimes an extra book. Of course I have a cabin bag as well as the case and that holds travel documents, camera and bits and pieces I may need on the plane (another book). I also take a woolly wrap that I can put around my shoulders in the plane or other air-conditioned places. It is all ‘easy peasy’ and whether I travel heavy or light I am always ready to be off at the drop of a hat.

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matter how well I think I have everything I will need, there is always something I have to buy. And don’t forget there is another little bag for adaptors. I have a lightweight coat, that I cannot travel without, because I bought it in Avignon in France and I love it. The lady in the shop spoke no English and my French is limited and so I felt proud of the purchase. It is ever so practical, I think it looks smart and even though it is lightweight I can wear heaps under it or simply a short sleeve shirt. It has good pockets with an extra one sewn in on the inside. Incidentally I usually have secret pockets sewn into my trousers as well because I don’t usually carry a real handbag. On our last trip I managed to fold the coat into the case when I didn’t want to wear it. On that trip which was in the Northern summer, at the last minute I slipped a filmy skirt on the top of the case along with a pair of sandals, which I did wear a lot during the hot days. My biggest problem

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EVERY Saturday you can now ride a steam train down the beautifully scenic Mary Valley. After a service and check-up steam loco # 967 , a Queensland Railways C 17 Class, is again ready to haul the trains whilst C 17 Class # 802 goes to the workshops for a check-up and work to the axle boxes. The “Valley Rattler” with steam locomotives operates two trips down the Mary Valley every Saturday with departures at 9.30 am and 1.45 pm from Gympie Town Station to Amamoor and return. Both trips are ideal for children especially for birthdays …. The 9.30am train spends 45 minutes in Amamoor with plenty of time to see the loco turned on the turntable plus for just $5.50 per child a birthday party can be catered for at the Amamoor station before the train returns to Gympie. The railway also has a 1.45pm Saturday train ex Gympie following suggestions from parents that they cannot make the 9.30 am train because they have children sports and other events in the morning. The 1.45pm train goes to Amamoor and once there everyone can see the loco turned on the turntable and then the train travels back to Dagun for a 30 minute stop for wine and cheese tasting and other local delights ! and then returns to Gympie. Children love to travel on the steam train trip and then to have the birthday party at Amamoor , or on board the train, adds to the little ones special day. The return adult fare is just $ 28.00 and that also includes 1 child FREE. The “Valley Rattler” is primarily a volunteer run operation To book a trip on the train or to also organise a birthday party phone the friendly staff at the railway’s Gympie Town Station on 5482 2750.

HOME & GARDEN Summer night markets in Eumundi “There’s nothing better than dining under the stars on those balmy summer nights.” And aside from all the entertainment and delicious food, visitors can also take the time to shop at the Summer Night Markets and Eumundi town shops and art galleries – with some of the best art, craft and fashion you’ll find anywhere. “It’s hard to imagine a more vibrant location for some pre-Christmas shopping,” he says. TOURISTS and locals alike can again look forward to the return of the Summer Night Markets on Thursday nights in Eumundi, commencing Thursday 3 December. Set against the backdrop of twinkling fairy lights, throughout the town of Eumundi, The Summer Night Markets will be held from 5pm until 9pm on

Thursday nights throughout December and January (including Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve). Eumundi Markets Manager Peter Homan says visitors to the night markets can look forward to some incredible entertainment and street theatre at the Summer Night Markets. “The musical line-up for the Thursday nights over

the summer features topnotch bands including OKA, Jabaru and Juzzi Smith,” he says. “And we’ll have world-class street performers on site led by energised comedy juggler extraordinaire Great Scott.” “We’ll also have “Christmas carollers” and craft workshops – so kids can get creative and make some of their Christmas

presents for friends and family.” “And rumour has it that a well-known member of the Claus family will be making an appearance at the Thursday night markets in December too,” Peter says. “Market visitors will be able to choose from an array of fabulous food stalls at the Night Market”, Peter says

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Be inspired by Dot’s amazing story DOT was a very special person who sadly passed away only recently. She had survived several neurosurgical operations for a brain tumour, diagnosed in 1998, and for some years was ‘a patient’ rather than the person she really was deep inside. Dot’s life soon became an adventure as she and her family set aside some time to “do something different”. Each adventure might last just a day or could last a week. Although Dot was severely disabled, she pushed the boundaries and did some phenomenal things in the last two years of her life. Dot’s daughter Sylvia was with her all the way on this rollercoaster ride and has celebrated her mother’s life by establishing a website in tribute to her. As Sylvia says, “It is a joyful way to share the end of a person’s

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SENIORS NEWS Local success at the Masters by Margaret Johannson The Noosa Outrigger Canoe Club team of paddlers returned from the recent World Masters Games covered in glory, and with enough gold around their necks to warrant an armed escort. The eight netted a total of 30 gold and three silver medals during the Games held in Sydney from October 10-18. It was a mighty result given the atrocious weather conditions during the first days of competition that saw some of the rowing and yachting races abandoned and the Crown Prince of Denmark taking two unscheduled dips in Sydney Harbour during the yacht races. The Masters Games are held every four years and are mainly limited to sports people who are 30 years and over, with categories rising in five year increments up to 85+. The youngest of the Noosa paddlers was 65 and the oldest 76, so this expanded age grouping was a powerful incentive for them to participate. This year 28,000 entrants competed in 26 different

The Outrigger Team L-R Roger Arbuckle, Hugh Bingham, Jilly Wright, Marie Hurley, Diane Arbuckle, Jo Terrans, Bob Ginnaw.

sports. The next World Games will be held in Italy in 2013. A large variety of canoes were used in the canoe/ kayak events, including different types of kayaks, surf-skis and other canoes. For the uninitiated, it helps to know that a one person outrigger canoe is known as an OC1, and a double or two per-

son an OC2. All classes of canoes were eligible to compete in both marathon and sprint events. The marathons were held on the Nepean River at Penrith during the first two days of competition, the distance raced depending on the age of the competitors. Noosa paddlers raced over 14k for

those 65-69, and over 7k for the 70 and overs. The marathon course itself did them no favours as the steep banks of the river created a wind tunnel so vicious that some contestants did not start and a number of canoes were either swamped or capsized. Participants battled against intermittent wind

gusts so strong that authorities had to re-configure the short marathon course (for the over 70’s) to avoid the worst blasts, and made the wearing of life jackets compulsory for all. But there were high spots for the Noosa team. Noosa Outriggers usually train and compete in sixperson canoes, so they

had less experience in OC1 and OC2 racing, and as the week unfolded some epic stories of courage and determination came to light. Jill Wright and Di Arbuckle had had little experience on OC1’s, but managed to hire canoes at the last minute, squeezed in a little practice, then raced strongly in deplorable conditions to each win gold. Roger Arbuckle and Hugh Bingham also won gold in their events, with Don Kenway getting silver. The second day of competition saw the double canoes in action, with all Noosa pairings doing well in their events. Di Arbuckle and Marie Hurley, Roger Arbuckle and Don Kenway, Jill Wright and Hugh Bingham all won gold, while Jo Terrans and Bob Ginnaw took silver. The competition then moved to the Sydney International Regatta Centre for the sprint races held over 1000, 500 and 200 metres on successive days, with all classes of canoes involved each day. On the Friday, Roger

and Don won gold and silver respectively in the men’s OC1 1000m sprint. Later that day, Di and Marie, Jill and Hugh, and Jo and Bob all won gold in their categories over the same distance. Saturday was another red letter day when in better weather Roger won gold in his OC1 event, followed by the four OC2 teams, one men, one women and two mixed, all won gold over 500m, an effort that was repeated the next day, Sunday and the last day of competition, over 200m. Hugh Bingham said on behalf of the Noosa team that the competition was intensely and personally satisfying as they had trained hard for this event. “You never know what you can do until you try, and you’re never too old to try,” he said. “We felt so good!” The Noosa Outriggers meet at Chaplin Park, Noosaville. For more information about outrigger canoeing or the Club, contact secretary Vanessa Moore on 0411 375 281.


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wiping down artificial trees before putting them up inside. “If you have asthma it’s important to be aware of your asthma triggers and avoid them if possible. You should also continue to follow the personal written asthma action plan that you have developed with your doctor,” Kristine Whorlow advised. “At this time of the year, make sure you have your medication with you and take it as advised by your doctor, even if you are out partying or away on holidays.” Seasonal asthma triggers: Trees: Natural Christmas trees may harbour pollen and artificial trees can be a major dust trap and may also accumulate mould – all three can trigger asthma in susceptible people. Outdoor Parties The office break up in the park or Christmas Day under the Aussie sun could spell trouble for some people as there is still a lot of pollen floating around, particularly on windy days, which can trigger asthma and hay fever. Decorations

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SUNSHINE Coast Council will retain its current logo for now instead of developing a new look in an effort to save costs and focus on other priorities. The decision to put the Sunshine Coast Council Brand project on hold was made at today’s Ordinary Meeting of Council. Sunshine Coast Mayor, Bob Abbot, said the decision was appropriate in today’s economic climate and in light of council’s commitment to make significant savings this financial year. “The development of a brand is one of the many steps in the establishment of a new organisation,” Cr Abbot said. ”Council started down that path earlier this year by implementing an extensive community engagement program to get a feel for what our community thought about council’s brand, what it should stand for, and more recently, what it should look like. “I would like to thank all those people who took part in this process. “Their input has been very valuable and the information we have gathered so far will be used at a later date. “Of course the financial downturn has had an impact on the project as council actively seeks to find areas to make savings. “The work on the brand project will now be put on hold and those who participated will be contacted and given an update. “Council may choose to review the brand and logo down the track but that is a decision for the future.”

‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Thousands to attend council’s Carols by Candlelight COAST families are expected to turn out in force again this year for the free Carols by Candlelight events planned for Cotton Tree and Caloundra just before Christmas. Sunshine Coast Council is holding Carols at Cotton Tree Park in Maroochydore on Saturday 19 December and Carols on Kings at Kings Beach Amphitheatre in Caloundra the following evening, Sunday 20 December. Both will end with a fireworks display. In recent years, up to 10,000 people have attended each event – proving the popularity of celebrating Christmas on the Coast under the stars. Commencing at 6.30pm, Carols is proudly presented by the Sunshine Coast Council’s Events and Celebrations unit with a focus on fun and entertainment for all ages. Sunshine Coast Council Community Events Manager Michael Bloyce encourages residents to come along

and join in the festivities. “Carols is always a popular event for everyone. It’s a tremendous opportunity for people to bring the whole family and sing along to their favourite Christmas carols,” Mr Bloyce said. “The Christmas spirit really comes alive at these events and the kids especially love it when Santa makes his appearance. “Council is pleased to present these special nights for the community. The program is full of festive cheer and an impressive line-up of talent.” Be sure to bring a blanket and your picnic basket because from

5.30pm children can be entertained by roving performers including Mr Magic, Ned Nucklehead and Domino the Christmas Elf. Especially for the kiddies, the Silly Billies will present Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus is Coming to Town. That’s not all on the entertainment program though – there will be great performances throughout the night by acts such as: Soloists Liza Beamish (soprano) and Johhny Peek (tenor), New World Rhythm Choir (directed by Brian Martin), The Pacific Chamber Orchestra (conducted by Barrie

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CHAIRS 2 navy blue toning upholstered bedroom chairs, identical covering but different styles exc. Cond. $40 BED head, mahogany each Phone: 5477 5659 queen anne single, like new $50. Phone 5492 CHILDREN’S VIDEOS 6696. ‘Huckleberry Finn’ and records, ‘Peter and the BESSER blocks, new, Wolf’ ‘Snow White’ approx 200, ready to ‘Captain Cook’ ‘Old pick up, $1.50 per block, McDonald’ $3 each phone 0402 311 003. Golden Beach Ph: 5492 2902 BICYCLES One 10 speed male, ridden only CHRISTMAS TREE occasionally. One ladies also stored $380 2.1metres tall. Green. for both. Maroochydore Very strong and sturdy. Well made. Vgc. $30 Ph: 5479 5205 Phone 5478 6332. CANE LOUNGE white, 2 seater couch, plus 2 COMMODE shower chairs. Green striped chair, padded seat (fefabric cushions $50 male), and bucket. Noosa Waters Ph: Hardly used, $400. Ono 5474 3291 or 0412 823 Phone 5478 9104 evenings. 217


HEATERS 2 De Longhi oil filled electric radiators 2400W hardly used $50 each, Vulcan Quasar electric room heater, exc. cond. $40 DINING table, pine, Phone: 5477 5659 6’x3', seats 8, 4 pine upholsted striped chairs HOLIDAY VOUCHER with arms, plus extra for the Rainbow Shores material. $280. Phone Resort Rainbow Beach. $79. 5474 3291 0412 823 For further details 217 Noosa Waters Phone 5478 6332 CUTLERY, silver EPNS, 6 large forks, 6 dessert forks $35 the lot. Golden Beach Phone: 5492 2902

MANTA AUTOMATIC POOL CLEANER complete with all fittings and hoses good workable condition. $95 ono. 5444 8298. MASSAGER Ho Medics adjustable width spacing for neck, feet etc. as new $25 Phone: 5443 9557

N A T I O N A L GEOGRAPHICS 350 in folders of six. Great condition$70 per 100 or ELECTRIC wheelchair JIGSAW PUZZLES $150 the lot. Bli Bli as new condition. Only 1000 pieces $2 each Phone: 5450 0927

used for 3 months this Phone: 5476 7630 year. Sell for $500. Phone: 5471 0480 or KITCHEN U-shaped, 0409 615 949 approx 7 lineal metres, neutral colour, FRIDGE/FREEZER rangehood. Good condifisher & paykel 406ltr tion. Sell for $500.Ph upside down frost free 5471 0480 or 0409 615 active smart model vgc 9 4 9 $398 Phone 5457 0107 MAGNETIC pain GARDEN pots large, blocker. Back brand small & medium from never used new $165, sell $60 Ph: 5441 6085 $5. Phone 5492 6696

NIKKEN magnetic mattresses (2) single. Can use both on a Queen bed. Excellent for backache etc. $60 each Ono Phone 5478 9104 OUTDOOR setting. Round glass table, cream, with 6 chairs cream plastic with lattice style backs and arms. $250. Ph 5474 3291; 0412 823 217 Noosa Waters.

PAINTINGS oils, original work by well known NZ artist $250 each Maroochydore Ph: 5479 5205

STEAM MOP Kenwood Electric New. Still in box. $100 Maroochydore Ph: 5479 5205

PLANTS for sale cheap. TENNIS RACQUETS agaves,cycads and oth(2) GC $15 each ers. Caloundra phone Phone: 5492 2902 5492 4830 mob 0405 563 606. VIDEOS including ‘The PLANTS in pots suit- Invaders’ (Vikings), ‘The able for shade and sun. Blind Swordsman’, ‘The Large and small. Mov- Fugitives’ ‘Jack of Diaing house from $10 to monds’ ‘Planet Earth’ $100 Kawana Phone: ‘Burn em up’ $4 each 5493 7072 Golden Beach Phon: 5492 2902 RICOH KR5 still camera excellent condition WALL oven, electric $100 Phone: 5441 with separate griller. In 6085 as new condition. Sell for $200. ROYAL persian (carpet) Ph 5471 0480 or 0409 rugs, ex cond from $120. 615 949 Phone 5492 6696

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‘For sale’ classifieds 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.) HARD



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Conditions apply: Free For Sale classifieds are for individual advertisers only. No business adverts accepted. Three adverts per household are allowed each month. 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. The Publisher reserves the right to decline, alter or amend any advertisement. Each advert is for one insertion, but the Publisher reserves the right to run the adverts for longer. POST your adverts to: ‘SC Free 4 Sale,’ SC Seniors Newspaper, P O Box 1062, Tewantin Q. 4565. FAX: 5474 4975 (All emailed adverts must be in lower case, except for the first word, which should be in capitals.) EMAIL:

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SENIORS NEWS New Year’s Eve line-up to rock Mooloolaba CROWD favourites Kate Miller-Heidke and The Black Sorrows are the headline acts at a free family New Year’s Eve spectacular planned for Mooloolaba. The line-up will also feature American soul diva Lisa Hunt and Latin/funk band A French Butler Called Smith, the Sunshine Coast Council announced today. The New Year’s Eve spectacular will feature two fireworks displays, one sponsored by Energex at 8.30pm, and another at midnight. Activities will kick off from 2pm and go into the evening with children’s entertainment, a beachside carnival, fire shows on the beach and roving performers. There will be two stages of entertainment – one at the southern end of the beach and another at the northern end. Event Manager Richie Eyles said the event was alcohol-free to allow families to welcome 2010 in a safe and entertaining environment. “Kate Miller-Heidke will bring in the New Year in her

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usual entertaining style,” he said. “And The Black Sorrows, featuring Joe Camilleri on vocals, will be a huge hit with the crowd.” He said Lisa Hunt and A French Butler Called Smith had wowed crowds at the Caloundra Music Festival in October. Mr Eyles said this was only one of a number of New Year’s Eve events planned across the Sunshine Coast, with other organisations planning events at Kawana’s Stockland Park, Kings Beach and Tewantin. “The Sunshine Coast is lucky to have a feast of entertainment options to suit all tastes this New Years Eve”, said Mr Eyles. Council is calling on anyone who would like to get involved in the Mooloolaba event by providing sponsorship, community food stalls, street performers or children’s entertainment. Interested parties can contact council at

Ginger bread biscuits 3½ cups plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 125g butter, melted ½ cup molasses 2 eggs, lightly beaten Assorted coloured ribbons to decorate Icing 4 egg-whites 4 cups icing sugar mixture, sifted 1 teaspoon lemon juice assorted food colourings

1. Sift flour, baking powder, soda, spices and sugar in a large bowl. Stir in butter, molasses and eggs until mixture forms a stiff dough. Cover, refrigerate for 1 hour. 2. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface until 3mm thick. Using various cutters cut shapes in dough. 3. Place shapes, about 2cm apart, on greased oven trays. Using a skewer, make a small hole in top of each biscuit. 4. Cook in a moderate oven, 180ºC for about 10 minutes, or until biscuits are lightly browned. Stand biscuits on trays for 5 minutes, transfer to a wire rack to cool. (Use a skewer to make holes large, if needed). 5. Icing, Beat egg whites in a large bowl with an electric mixer until foamy. Gradually beat in sugar and juice until well combined. Divide icing among several bowls, tint each with a food colouring. 6. Decorate biscuits with coloured icings, place on wire racks until set. Thread ribbon through holes in biscuits. Hint – Makes about 30, using medium sized cutters. Store the biscuits in an airtight container for up to five days.


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THE MEETING PLACE Women Seeking Men Lady, 61 years 5" with a GSOH, loves outings, camping, dancing, BBQ, TLC, WLTM honest gent 60 to 65 with GSOH. I like having fun doing things together and a possible relationship. Ref 636 Attractive, well groomed lady WLTM kind, dapper gent, financially independent. Prefer someone with motor home or caravan for exploring the free and easy life (up to 75 years). I enjoy life and have no hang-ups. Ref 637 Active widow 70 seeking male/female twin share travel companion for trip next Aug/Sept. 2010 to Alaska and British Columbia. Must be NS, but SD fine, willing to mix and enjoy life with GSOH. Ref 639

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. I am 5’10" slim and I wish (No names, addresses or phone numbers are printed to live again. The arts, in the advertisements, only a reference number). beach, fitness, fun, frolics, even golf. If you are Abbreviations: DTE – Down to Earth; N/S- Non mid 60’s, slim, intelligent Smoker; N/D- Non Drinker; S/D- Social Drinker; SOSand a lust for life and Sense of humour; GSOH- Good Sense of humour; laughs and are truthful, VGSOH- Very good sense of humour; Affect- Affecmonogamous, contact tionate; Hon-Honest; Med- Medium; Poss-Possible me. Ref 635 Prof-Professional; Quals-Qualities; Ret-Retired; SSCSunshine Coast; GC-Gold Coast; Sim-Similar; VTPRIs there a trim, NS, unat- View to permanent relationship; WLTM-Would like tached, adventuresome to meet lady, 50-60, who would like to take a free holiday trip accompanying me around Australia? I am 5’7" tall, like the beach, walking, travelling, camping, movies, music, BBQ’s, dancing and reading. Ref 638

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New menu coming soon! Cater for all functions – contact the functions coordinator today at 19 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads Queensland Ph: 07 5430 7500 Fax: 07 5430 7555

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Lady pensioner to share large unit with a lady pensioner or widow, NS, SD. No rent to pay in exchange for some very light work ground unit. Own bedroom, bathroom, toilet. Own expenses only. Lady 63 seeking sincere Must be sincere, honest, country gent 57 -65 yo. Fit reliable, have GSOH. Ref and healthy NS, SD, 642 GSOH caring, outgoing, enjoys life, travel, drives, How to Reply walks exploring for com- Place your reply in a pany. VTPR and good sealed STAMPED envelope (please don’t write on conversation. Ref 640 this envelope). Enclose 59yo lady, 5’6" medium this envelope inside another envelope and write build, WLTM genuine the reference number adgent 59-64yo for friend- vertisement you wish to ship, needs a good mate respond to and post it to at present time. Prefer NS, “Seniors Meeting Place”, SD, DTE, GSOH, FS. If P.O. Box 1062, Tewantin. you are looking for other Qld 4565. We will then activities I’m definitely forward your message on to the person who placed not your gal. Ref 641 the advertisement.

Who do you call… Seniors Card 131 304 or 1800 175 500 (free call outside Brisbane) Centrelink: Retirement 132 300 Disability, Sickness & Carers 132 717 Employment Services 132 850

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