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Scarecrows return to Home Garden Expo!

Scarecrows attract the crowds in 2009

by Gill MacDonald IT is winter with chilly winds and some grey skies, but you can brighten up your weekend with a visit to the Queensland Home Garden Expo. Be sure to make time to have a good look at the scarecrows on display throughout the ground. Last year’s inaugural Scarecrow competition was such a hit with everyone that it is on again

for 2010. The scariest, the most glamorous and the best “statement” scarecrow winners will each receive a $200 prize, with the runners up scoring $50. You’ll need to be quick if you or your community group would like to enter, as entries close on Friday 2 July, with completed scarecrows making their way to Nambour Showgrounds on Wednesday 7 July. Entry forms can be downloaded from Continued on Page 2

SENIORS NEWS Cooroy Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Seminar A VERY successful Seminar Day was held in May by the Cooroy Noosa Genealogical and Historical Research Group. The speakers, Ann Swain and Sue Reid gave informative and entertaining talks on their subjects. The Group will hold a Seminar Day featuring

another group of interesting speakers on Saturday, 24th July from 9.00am to 3.00pm at 41 Miva Street, Cooroy. The guests will be Jean Stewart, who will discuss “Finding Queensland Resources”; Ian Garvey will speak on “Queensland History” and finally Robin Kierley will be giving a talk on the


The Caloundra Coast Guard’s Memorial Wall on Caloundra Headland is providing a great way for people to keep their loved ones lives in their thoughts. The Wall was set up on a beautiful spot. Anyone can purchase a plaque from The Caloundra Coast Guard, and have it placed and kept by them forever. The Memorial Wall provides a living memory of friends and loved ones

THE Sunshine Coast Concert Band will provide a lively and varied program of scintillating music on Sunday 18th July and 2pm in the Coolum Civic Centre This annual concert raises funds for the Coolum High School Chaplaincy Fund which gives support for students at the school. Under the baton of Music Director Ken Chadwick OAM, the “big band” sound will be featured in tunes such as “76 Trombones”, “Tijuana Brass” and the “William Tell Overture”, as well as the Dixieland style in “Smoky Mokes”. Well known trumpeter Todd Wynyard will play “Sid by Side’ with his son Josh, and a flute ensemble will feature the hauntingly beautiful “Cavatina”. Accompanying the band are singers Alan Winter, Bev Gourlay and Aart Schouten in songs such as “Come fly with me” “I’ve got you under my skin” President, Bev Warner with guest speaker Ann Swain and Tony Swain. Ann and the duet “All I ask of you”. gave an information packed talk on Scottish History and Research. This concert showcases many different styles of music and is sure to delight the audience. “Origins of Surnames”. Family History the Librarians will guide you A charge of $20.00 will Research Room is open through the overseas Admission at the door is $10 which includes a include morning tea and Tuesdays, Thursdays records available on the wonderful “home cooked” afternoon tea. lunch. To book phone and Saturdays from For SCCB details, please check out their website http:/ internet and local 5442 5570. 9.30am to 1.00pm where historical reference / To find out more about the friendly Duty material.

Caloundra Masonic Lodge helps to save lives

AS part of our annual equipment which will Installation Ceremony, the benefit the community at Caloundra Masons gave large, or provide for some away $12000 to local person suffering from charities including $2500 disability or physical to the Ithaca Caloundra afflication. City Life Saving Club. As Ithaca Caloundra City Enquiries may be made on part of our charitable Life Saving Club donations, our hope is (founded in 1954) is the always to help smallest Life Saving Club organizations purchase on the Coast. It is affiliated with Royal Life Queensland since its designated patrol area is Also publishers of Brisbane Bulcock Beach, Seniors Newspaper & Gold Caloundra, at the end of Coast/Tweed Seniors Pumicestone Passage – Newspaper. Delivered from which is classified as still ABN 26 089 559 697 Noosa to Murwillimbah. water. This is a particularly dangerous area due to the 15 knot P.O. Box 1062, Tewantin Q. 4565 tidal sweeps through the All Advertising, Editorial enquiries: Passage and Caloundra Bar, making the use of Fax: 5474 4975 powered craft in rescues Email: essential. Over the last year, the Club has completed some 200 rescues and 400 Published monthly and distributed FREE across the Sunshine Coast.

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preventative actions of both swimmers and water craft users from the Bulcock Beach area, the Bar, the Passage and Happy Valley. The Club is dependent on its own fund raising, donations and grants, so the generous donation by the Caloundra Masonic Lodge is particularly appreciated. This money will be well spent. The Club will purchase not only a trailer to assist in launching the rescue boat - a necessity since the new ramp to the beach is too narrow; but also fully equipped First Aid Bags that will be a great help to patrolling members who have to attend to patients in remote locations from the Club House First Aid Room, such as Happy Valley or the rocks.

Scarecrows return to Home Garden Expo! Continued from Page 1 All group entries will receive two free tickets to the Expo and each individual entry will receive one free ticket to the event. Judging will take place on the Expo opening day, Friday, July 9. Of course there is much, much more to delight and interest you at the Expo. It’s a three day gardening spectacular showcasing the expertise and talents of Queensland’s leading gardening experts, with over 100 free lectures and demonstrations. Wander through the fantastic landscape displays, check out the kitchen garden and enjoy great entertainment and some fabulous food. Whether you are a novice gardener or have magical green thumbs there is something for you at the Expo. The Queensland Home Garden Expo will be held from 9-11 July at Nambour Showgrounds. Gates will open at 8.00am each day; the showground offers excellent facilities for wheelchair visitors with on-site disabled parking, easy access and ground level exhibits along with disabled toilet facilities. For lots more information about the Expo go to

SENIORS NEWS Emergency Services personnel answer the call THE Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific recognizes the outstanding service provided by State emergency services personnel. This year nominations were received from the Caloundra branches of the Police Service (Queensland) and Queensland Fire & Rescue. Both recipients, Senior Constable Chris Boyd and Firefighter David Russell have been involved in their respective Recipients of the “000” (Triple O Emergency Services Awards) and their supporters with Marilyn Harris – President of the Rotary Club of services for 26 years proCaloundra Pacific viding dedicated support, often in very dangerous nity. Senior offices of the Supervisor/Area Director formation supporting the circumstances, to the services, Senior Sergeant Jeff Keating, provided im- nomination of their reSunshine Coast commu- Gavin Ricketts and Acting pressive background in- spective recipients.

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SO you think mainly men suffer from heart problems? The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s report ‘Women and heart disease’, released in June this year, provides evidence that dispels the perception that cardiovascular disease is a mainly male disease. The key findings of the report are that more than one in three women who died in 2006 did so as a result of a cardiovascular disease. Many of these deaths were premature, with cardiovascular disease responsible for more than one quarter of premature deaths in women. In particular, coronary heart disease and stroke were the two leading causes of life lost to premature death for Australian women in 2003.

About two million Australian women (one in five) have cardiovascular disease. About 226,000 of these women have coronary heart disease, 168,000 have had a stroke and 176,000 have heart failure. Coronary heart disease and stroke are in the ten top causes of poor health and disability among Australian women. Cardiovascular disease in women imposes a high health burden and economic cost that could be greatly reduced with lifestyle changes relating to physical activity, diet, smoking and alcohol consumption. Excess weight, diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure all contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease.

Electricity rebate the only good news in budget QUEENSLAND seniors have welcomed an increase in the electricity rebate in a budget that delivered little for seniors. National Seniors Australia State Policy Group Chair Vera Somerwil said

seniors welcomed the $26 increase in the electricity rebate but acknowledged the impact of rising electricity costs. “Given rising energy prices, any increase in the rebate is good news but we know seniors are still

going to be struggling with the cost of living,’’ she said. Ms Somerwil said seniors were disappointed with the government’s failure to address the inadequacy of the Seniors Card.

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“The government has failed to bring the eligibility of the Seniors Card into line with that of other states/territories where it is available from the age of 60 years to eligible seniors,’’ she said. “For Queensland seniors aged 60 to 64 years it means more years of missing out.” National Seniors welcomes the increased investment in health care and the investment in green initiatives as seniors feel strongly about environmental issues.

Sunshine Coast Aglow Anne Langdon, a Monash University History Honours Graduate, retired university lecturer, author and writer, will professionally and sensitively write your unique life’s journey into a book to hand down the generations. To arrange a NO OBLIGATION discussion and perusal of samples of our work, please contact us at: Phone: 07 5470 2418 Personal History Scribes, P.O. Box 133, Noosaville, 4566 Email:

SUNSHINE Coast Aglow will meet at 9.30am on Friday July 9th in the CWA Hall, Kalinga Street Caloundra. The guest speaker is Helen Hall. Aglow is an International Christian Organisation for women of all denominations. Come along and bring a friend. Entry is $7 and includes morning tea. For more details contact Isabella on 5476 8872 or Dorothy on 5476 4190.

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SENIORS NEWS Open Day at Buderim Meadows Retirement Resort huge success Buderim Meadows residents filled the Community Centre to attend a motivational and inspirational talk by Maroochydore couple, Maggie Counihan (72)

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and Rollo Dixon (70). Maggie and Rollo looked fit and fabulous when they took to the stage to deliver practical advice on how to look younger, feel better and live healthier,

happier and longer. They are both living examples of how anyone can improve their quality of life regardless of their age. First Maggie spoke candidly about her life on the road during the ten years she backpacked solo throughout the world in her 60s. Maggie and Rollo promote “stepping outside of your comfort zone and trying new things”. They have recently taken up square dancing, Maggie tried belly dancing and together they were recently interviewed and appeared on television for the very first time. Maggie and Rollo recall feelings of joy and the sense of achievement that follows new experiences. They encouraged the audience to look for opportunities to do new things or to do something you’ve just always wanted to do. For Maggie her international travels “gave her wings and she learnt to fly”. Together they promote downsizing to the older generation. Maggie describes how moving house and de-cluttering made her feel like she was shedding a skin. Once she got rid of many belongings she created space in

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SENIORS NEWS Danni-Elle looks forward to a rewarding career

THE Australian Training Company (ATC) is proud to announce that one of our trainees, has completed her Certificate 3 Aged Care at Queensland Baptist Care facility, Brookfield. Our trainee graduated with nationally recognised qualifications and has agreed to share this information with you, to let everyone know about this great career opportunity. Danni-Elle Maddren came for an interview with us not really understanding what this job would entail. After just a few months into her traineeship, Danni-Elle realised that she had found her vocation for life. Danni-Elle decided then and there to go on with her studies. Once she had completed her Certificate III, she would go on with further studies and complete the enrolled nursing qualification. Danni-Elle said, “ a traineeship is a great way to learn a skill and be paid at the same time”. She feels a sense of pride and achievement to be able to assist the residents to enjoy an improved quality of life. All ATC’s trainees participate in a thorough training programme both on the job (with their host) and off the job (with a college). ATC’s qualified staff mentor the trainees throughout their traineeship and provide advice and support to the host organisation to en-

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sure all runs smoothly. Angela Bertram, the Care Manager at Queensland Baptist Care Brookfield says “We are very happy to be able to provide training to Danni-Elle and the other trainees and we’re looking forward to these graduates working in the facility for many years to come as qualified and trained professionals”. Angela adds “working with the Australian Training Company has saved us hours of time and effort in doing paperwork and recruitment, which we have been able to better utilise in other more pressing areas of our facility. Angela Bertram – Care Manager Queensland Baptist Care Brookfield Danni-Elle Maddren – Certificate 3 Aged Care Traine Gduate

As a Group Training Company, both in Queensland and the eastern seaboard states, we specialise in training staff to work in the Aged Care industry and we are very aware of the huge demand on resources this industry will face when all of the “baby boomers” retire. In an attempt to alleviate this situation, ATC are working with many aged care facilities ensuring our trainees get the opportunity to learn as much as they can during their training. If you would like to be involved in this exciting field or you would like to offer your organisation a chance to take on enthusiastic, caring trainees, please contact Helen Cave, Account Manager - Aged Care on 0417 695 667 or 3249 3900.

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Maroochydore Aglow MAROOCHYDORE Aglow will meet again on 9th June, 2010 at 9.30am The speaker will be Mrs. Jacqui Gower. Meetings are held at the Maroochy Baptist Centre, 186 Wises Road, Maroochydore. Morning tea is served

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SENIORS NEWS Nothing but accolades at grand opening OVER 200 people attended the official grand opening of Sunstone Gardens Over 50’s Resort new country club facilities on Friday the 18 th of June, and nothing but accolades was received from all who attended including councillor Jenny McKay from the Sunshine Council. Over one million dollars were invested to provide simply the best facilities for all the residents and their family to enjoy. Located in the quaint township of Maleny, a unique hamlet perched

high above the Sunshine Coasts pristine beaches and surrounded by the tranquility of the world renowned Glasshouse Mountains, is where you will discover Sunstone Gardens Over 50’s Lifestyle Resort, just a short stroll from town, reports the new Sales Manager Dennis Ring. Sunstone Gardens Lifestyle Resort, is a secure and electronic gated community comprising of 139 homes on 14 picturesque acres, overlooking spectacular landscape views of the rolling countryside, with

exclusive resident-onsite-management, will be the perfect place for the over 50s to call home. Being recognised as “the first” of the Over 50’s master planned boutique resorts for the active young-at-heart retirees to secure, Sunstone Gardens home sites are selling fast and Dennis says, you can choose from two or three bedroom architecturally designed luxurious appointed homes with expansive outdoor alfresco and entertainingpatio starting from $298,000 and only $500

will secure your future homesite. The “Five Star” facilities for the residents to enjoy are truly amazing, going beyond the best, including, state-of-theart, three rink bowling green, heated lap swimming pool and spa, b’bque pavilion, fabulous country club, grand ballroom, theatrical stage, bar, 23 seat luxury media theatrette, snooker parlour, fitness gym, stocked library, games and arts and crafts room ensuring you will enjoy life and companionship to the fullest.

At Sunstone Gardens the big bonus is you retain 100% capital gains when you sell and you pay, NO Entry or Exit Fees, NO Stamp Duty, NO General Council, Rates, NO Body Corp or Legal Fees and there are NO Renters allowed. And yes, your pets are welcome as are your family and friends invited for short stays in the resort. Maleny is only one hour North of Brisbane and Thirty minutes to the beaches, is affectionately referred to as the heart of the Sunshine Coasts hinterland where the air is


crisp, mountain atmosphere is pure, boasting a wonderful range of shopping, street cafes, award winning restaurants entertaining, medical facilities, hospital and bus transport to rail and Caloundra’s major shopping centres. You can enjoy nature walks in the Mary Cairn Cross Park, natural rainforests and waterfalls. The local area is nationally recognised as home to famous artists, galleries, musicians, wineries and a short drive to Montville,

a tourist’s paradise. Dennis says, since the grand opening the demand from buyers choosing their new homesite has been incredible! You are invited to inspect our homes and facilities 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm at 23 Macadamia Drive Maleny (500mts West of the Shopping centre). Or call DENNIS RING direct on 1800 193 177 to receive your FREE sales Information pack with DVD, or visit their website at

A Day for Grandparents

THE Queensland community is being asked to provide feedback on the establishment of Grandparents Day, to honour those most-special of people. Proposed as part of a state government seniors program, you can have a say on which day you think should be specially celebrated as Grandparents Day. Closing date for feedback is Monday 12 July 2010. For more information, email: g r a n d p a r e n t s d a y @ c o m m u n i t i e s . q l d . g o v. a u or phone 1300 132 654. It is written that, in the USA, the impetus for National Grandparents Day originated with housewife Marian McQuade, who championed the cause of lonely elderly in nursing homes. Mrs McQuade also hoped to persuade grandchildren to tune into the knowledge and traditions grandparents are able to provide. Then-US president Jimmy Carter proclaimed National Grandparents Day in 1978.

Lifeline Sunshine Coast Blanket Drive

LIFELINE Sunshine Coast is collecting quality blankets to ensure they have enough to keep up with demand over Winter. To donate your quality pre-loved blankets please contact Lifeline Distribution Centres on Kunda Park: 5409 1410 or Caboolture: 5428 4240. Or simply drop into the 21 Lifeline shop locations from Gympie to Caboolture

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TRUSTEE Talk, newsletter for members of the Public Trustee of Queensland community, notes that speakers are available to give free talks to groups about wills, enduring powers of attorney and executor services. To book a Public Trustee speaker, please call 1300 360 044. The Public Trustee of Queensland was established in 1915. It is an agency of the Queensland Government and subject to audit by Queensland Audit Office. For further information see

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SENIORS NEWS Gympie Lifeline celebrates 25th Birthday residents get a sense of nostalgia about the Gympie Lifeline as it seems to have ‘always been there.’ After 25 years of service to the community raising funds for the counselling services Lifeline provides free, Gympie Lifeline deserves a celebration. The birthday shenanigans were highlighted with a picnic in the park and cake cutting ceremony, enjoyed by

volunteers, staff and customers. Situated in the hub of Gympie in Mary Street, Lifeline Shop has been supplying affordable, reused goods and clothing to the Gympie community for 25 years. Shop managers Narelle and Gail are extremely happy and excited about the milestone they have reached and hope to continue their rewarding work for years to come.

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Are you a sceptic of man-made climate change? IN our recent online poll ( 53.8% of respondents said that they were sceptical of human-induced climate change. Climate change denial is spreading; a recent credible poll in the USA shows that the proportion of Americans who believe there’s solid evidence that the world is warming has fallen from 71 percent to 57 percent in just 18 months. Interestingly, climate beliefs seem to be strongly influenced by age. The same report found that people over 65 are much more likely than the rest of the population to deny there is solid evidence that the earth is warming, that this warming is caused by humans, or that it’s a serious problem. However, it is now widely accepted that human-influenced climate change poses a significant threat to the

international community and the natural environment. Between the mid 19th century and the early 21st century, the global average surface temperature increased from around 13.7ºC (degrees centigrade) to 14.5ºC. The rate of warming has doubled over the past 50 years. The majority of climate scientists take the view that these rises in temperature are due to carbon emissions. Whether you are a denier or not, the main point is to keep an open mind; read about new reports or research or check the internet for updates on credible research. This way, when you do make up your mind about climate change it will be an informed opinion. You can add your vote in our latest poll regarding new water, electricity and council rate increases by going to

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SENIORS NEWS Ten things to consider when buying a scooter STEVE Malone and his wife Val are the new owners of Walk on Wheels at Noosaville. Steve can help with all your mobility and daily living aids needs he will be servicing the Gympie area and surrounds, as well as the Sunshine Coast region

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top ten tips: The carrying capacity of the scooter - it is very important to purchase a scooter suitable for the weight of the driver. Some scooters are limited to 70kg and others to 200kg. Remember also the extras you will need to transport like groceries, bowls kit or golf bag.The rule of thumb: buy a scooter with at least 30kg more capacity than you weigh. Ensure the scooter can climb hills and ramps – this relates to the weight capacity of the scooter. Large and mid size scooters can climb 12 degree slopes but small scooters require reasonably level ground. Rule of thumb: the more hills and slopes the bigger the scooter. Travel range of the scooter - to replace a car, a large or mid-size scooter will be required. Smaller

scooters are used for around the house and shops and are usually dismantled and taken to the shops in a car. Rule of thumb: small scooters have approximately 15km of range per charge and large scooters can travel up to 50km per charge. Should the seat swivel? To avoid twisting and turning your back a swivel chair is recommended; some cheaper scooters have a fixed chair which is fine if your back is good. Rule of thumb: ask your doctor. What about spare parts? All scooters need servicing and repairs. Cheap scooters generally have difficulty getting parts. Ask the dealer how long the brand has been in Australia and do they guarantee supply of parts. Rule ofthumb: the longer the scooter has been in Australia the

easier the parts are to get. What speed can a scooter go? Most scooters will go 8kph. In Queensland scooters are legally able to do 10km an hour. Shopping centres require scooters to travel at less than 6 kphRule of thumb: do you really need a scooter that can go faster than 10km an hour? Is a scooter registered for the road? Yes. However, firstly you must have a doctor’s certificate stating that “due to severe movement impairment” the scooter is necessary. Secondly you must be capable of operating the scooter safely. Thirdly – you must obey the Queensland road rules. No leniency is given for scooters. Generally – use the footpath as much as possible. Rule of thumb – test drive the scooter to see if you are comfortable.

Would a second hand scooter do? A pre-loved scooter will be cheaper to buy but buyer beware – it as unlikely that the dealer or you will be 100% sure of the mechanical condition. Rule of thumb – buy new or near new because even paying off with a credit card will be cheaper in the long run. What is the average life of scooter? If you regularly service the scooter and drive within the limits, 5 to 10 years can be achieved. Rule of thumb – service the scooter every six months and it will last longer. Where do I get it serviced? The dealer who sold you the scooter should be able to organise the servicing. Rule of thumb – let a recognised service person service your scooter. Of course there are many other things that you may

want to ask about particular to your needs but for good advice on all your mobility needs call Steve today at Walk on Wheel on 5473 0706. More information is also available at www.walkonwheelsnoosa. or you are welcome at their showroom at 4/10 Venture Drive, Noosaville.

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1.2008 2.Brazil 3.2350 4.Traveston Crossing 5.SBS 6.Humans 7.Village People 8.Vanilla, straw berry, chocolate 9.Blue 10.Pips or seeds 11.Anchor 12.St Andrew 13.Sundial or digital watch 14.On the head THE Probus Club of Cooroy was blessed with near All members were successful in finding the check 15.Heart perfect weather for their annual President’s BBQ. points and completing the task. 16.Florida The venue this year was the home of President, A tasty BBQ and a celebratory cake left everyone 17.Yellow Michael Fayne and his wife, Patsy of Pomona. feeling truly satisfied. Members tested their map reading skills by complet- The Cooroy Probus Club meets on the first Monday 18.Cuba ing a basic orienteering course set up within the pic- of each month at 9.30am in the Cooroy RSL. For more 19.Arson 20.Four turesque gardens of Michael and Patsy’s property. information ring Carol Blake Ph 5442 6671

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SENIORS NEWS Trials begin on new ovarian cancer test SCIENTISTS in Melbourne have started trials on what they hope will be a more effective test for ovarian cancer. The trial builds on the current test by including two new biomarkers, which indicate the presence of cancer in the blood. More than 1,000 women will be included in the worldwide trial. Ovarian cancer expert Professor Greg Rice says if successful, the test’s accuracy would increase from 94 to 97 per cent. “The idea is to improve the performance of the test, to be looking at its accuracy, to identify women with ovarian cancer hopefully earlier during the course of their disease,” he said. Health authorities would need the test to be almost 100 per cent accurate before it could be used across the population. Approximately 800 Australian women die from ovarian cancer each year.

Maroochydore VIEW Club AT our next Luncheon meeting on Friday 23rd July at Maroochy Surf Club, Alexandra Parade – Maroochydore. Guest Speaker is Pamela Fitzmaurice and she will be speaking on Touring Australia. Ladies are asked to be there at 11am for an 11:30am start. Cost is $19. Our Club welcomes new ladies who are looking for friendship with interesting people, variation of activities, with a sense of value knowing that the money generated by VIEW goes to The Smith Family to help disadvantaged children in their Learning for Life Program so that they may fully participate in Australian life. VIEW stands for Voice Interests and Education of Women is a valued part of The Smith Family and was formed in 1960. Members are reminded that you are automatically on the luncheon list so if you wish to cancel, bring a guest or you are new please phone Joanne on 5445 3079 before 6pm on Tuesday 20th July.

Win a great getaway to the Capricorn Coast! BAYVIEW Tower is running another holiday giveaway, so be sure to get your entry in soon. With luxury and comfort standard, Bayview Tower is situated on the beachfront at Yeppoon. This is the place for a really relaxing holiday and you can do as little or as much as want. You can win a 4 night holiday to the resort just by entering our latest holiday giveaway. The holiday includes accommodation for two people, a full tour itinerary and all meals. Transfers from Rockhampton train station are also included (if required). To enter you will need to cut out the ‘Win a holiday to Bayview Tower’ symbol displayed in our May, June, July and August 2010 issues (photocopies are acceptable). Once you have collected all four symbols mail them to ‘Win a holiday to Bayview Tower, Yeppoon’, Seniors Newspapers, PO Box 1062, Tewantin, Q 4565 together with your name, address and daytime telephone contact no. The competition will close on 20 August 2010.

Stay tuned for exciting news about Laguna Estate Noosa! IT’S still hush, hush but we understand a date will soon be announced for the big opening of Laguna Estate’s wonderful upgraded facilities. Later in the year you will be able to take a tour of the stylish renovations including the gymnasium, bar, movie theatrette, coffee terrace, new professional suite, new administration offices, snooker room and new dining room. Laguna Estate Noosa is located in Lake Weyba Drive at Noosaville. It is open for inspection daily. Contact 1800 012 049 for details. July 2010 - Sunshine Coast Seniors - Page 9

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SENIORS NEWS Laguna Estate - the best decision June ever made! FOR resident June Bentley (pictured) Laguna Estate is a slice of heaven. Now in her early 70s June moved into her villa almost two years ago, having relocated from the UK. June actually moved here to be close to her daughter; however, the fact that her daughter has since moved back to Sydney has certainly not cramped June’s style and her daughter thinks that June’s lifestyle is better than hers! If you have difficulty locating June she’s probably out on one of Laguna’s organised trips, making plans with the social committee or quite possibly lunching with the “champagne ladies” (a not so retiring group who cook dishes from around the world for each other with the odd glass of bubbly thrown

in!). June loves the convenience of Laguna Estate because she can walk to Aldi or Woolworths supermarket and it’s just a short stroll to the river.

Says June, “I couldn’t be happier. “This is the best decision I’ve ever made. It’s like being permanently on holiday in a great resort, and when the

renovations are completed it will be even better!” Refer to page 16 of this issue for the full list of facilities available at Laguna Estate, Noosa

Sunshine Coast Ladies Probus Club AT our next monthly meeting on Friday 2nd July at the Headland Bowls Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim, our guest speaker is Gold Coast author Robert Menzies. Visitors and members are invited to be there at 9.30 a.m. for 10.00 a.m. start. Cost is $5. Our friendly club welcomes new members who are looking for

friendship, fun and interesting new activities. A reminder that our Fashion Parade will be held at this venue on Friday 16th July at 9.30am. Cost is $12 which includes the parade, a delicious devonshire morning tea, plus lucky door prizes. What a bargain! Further information from our President, Sheila on 5453 7043.

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CALOUNDRA Family History Research Group held a most successful Australian Research Seminar on 5 June at the Guide Hut in Arthur Street, Caloundra. Members and visitors in attendance numbered 55 and all took away further insight into the most successful means of researching, together with informative handouts from the speakers. Judy Webster, a professional genealogist and Nola Fulwood, a former Manager of Public Access at Queensland State Archives, held the attention of the audience and conducted a “question and answer” session at the conclusion of the seminar, followed by enthusiastic acclamation. The rooms at the Guide Hut are available for research every Saturday from 9.30am to 12.30pm, as well as every Thursday from 9.30am to 4.00pm (except the third Thursday of each month when the general meeting is held from 1.30pm). Information on details concerning research, meetings, special interest groups and seminars/outings/field trips, can be obtained from Jocelyn on 5494 9807 or June on 5493 2679. Our next meeting will be held on 15 July, after which there will be the opportunity for members to share their breakthroughs and stories with the group. During May, the Group celebrated 17 years of operation and one of the inaugural members, Brenda Smith, was given the honour of cutting the birthday cake at the meeting. Special Interest Groups meet for two hours at the research rooms as follows during each month:

From left is Nola Fulwood and Judy Webster, guest speakers on Australian Family Research

Germany - 1st Thursday at 1.00pm; Scotland - 1st Saturday at 10.00am; Ireland - 3rd Thursday at 11.00am; England/Wales - 4th thursday at 1.00pm All members and visitors are welcomed at our general meetings and seminars and we look forward to seeing familiar and new faces.

Twin Waters VIEW Club THE Twin Waters VIEW Club (Voice, Interest and Education of Women) is a friendship club for women of all ages, will hold their next monthly luncheon meeting at Twin Waters Golf Club 11.00am on Thursday 8th July. You are assured of a warm welcome so come along, have some fun and make new friends. Please book with Carol 5450 5721. The next Social Function is Thursday 21 June – Bowls

and Lunch at Pacific Paradise Bowls Club, commencing 9.30am to learn how to play bowls at 10.00am. We will then pack up at 11.30am and get ready for lunch at 12 noon. The cost is $15.00 pp, of which $2.00 will be donated to our Club’s fundraising efforts. RSVP Margaret 5450 7289. VIEW Clubs of Australia support the work of The Smith Family in assisting underprivileged families.

NSA Sunshine Coast Branch THE National Servicemen’s Association of Australia Sunshine Coast Branch meets at RSL House Maroochydore on the 2nd Tuesday of the odd month for a general meeting, and holds a picnic on the 2nd Sunday of the even month at various venues across the Sunshine Coast. The next picnic and gathering of the branch members will be at Golden Beach Caloundar on Sunday 8th Au-

gust, 2010 at 10am. This is an opportunity for members, wives, friends and visitors to enjoy the company of fellow NASHO’s, supporters and friends. New members are always welcome – for further information contact Don Holt 5446 5953. A general meeting of the branch will be held at 10am on Tuesday 14th September, 2010 at RSL House Maroochydore.

Antoinette O’Connor to speak at the wonderful new library in Cooroy AFTER speaking at the libraries from Caloundra to Coolum, author Antoinette O’Connor will give an author talk about her book “Travelling the World” at the new library at Cooroy on Tuesday 27th July at 10 am. Call the library on 5454 9000 to make a booking. Antoinette’s stories are a collection of the stories she has published. Some

years ago Antoinette came to the conclusion that many stories are written for 5 star travellers or backpackers, while the majority of travellers are what she calls ‘ordinary’ people like herself. Readers can plan their travels from Antoinette’s book or do as many readers do, reminisce about their own journeys. The book will be on sale for $20.

Retired Business Seniors Social Group WE are retired business ladies, who would like to meet retired business men, to join us in a social group. We want a balance of men and women to enjoy social outings, theatre, home dinner parties, bbq’s, walks picnics and

dining out are some of the venues, we would like to share. These are the outings you don’t enjoy on your own. For further details please phone 5443 7663 or 5478 1936.

Fund raising luncheon THE Sunshine Coast Private Hospital Auxiliary will hold a luncheon on Friday, 23rd July from noon at the Trophies Restaurant, Headland Golf Club, Golf Links Road, Buderim. Ms Sam Sheppard (Licensed Builder behind the nationally recognised “Buildmore

Women into Building Housing Showcase”) will be the guest speaker and the $30 ticket includes a two-course meal. Drinks are not included. Proceeds to the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital. For bookings please call Ria on 5450 1010 or Maggie on 5445 4652.

SENIORS NEWS The Southern Cross is on our doorstep

NOT many people realise that the famed Southern Cross aircraft – one of Australia’s greatest historical treasures – is to be found at Brisbane Airport. In 1928, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith became the first person to fly across the Pacific Ocean, when he piloted the Fokker tri-motor monoplane almost 12,000 kilometres from Oakland

to Brisbane. Smithy, as he was known, was born in Hamilton in 1897. After serving at Gallipoli, he became a pilot in 1917. Following the First World War, he took on a series of flying jobs, enhancing his reputation for daredevilry, all the while harbouring a burning ambition to be the first person to complete a transPacific flight.

In 1926, he met Charles Ulm, who could barely fly, but had the same dream. So the following year, they travelled to America, where they tried desperately to find a plane and garner support. On the verge of bankruptcy, they had the greatest of good fortune to meet Allan Hancock, a millionaire who was determined to see the Pacific crossed, and who agreed to back them. They were also joined by two Americans, James Warner and Harry Lyon, who were to perform the radio, navigational and engineering duties. On May 31, the slow, uncomfortable and openaired Southern Cross took off from Oakland. The first stop was Hawaii, about 4000 kilometres away, where they touched down 27 hours later. On June 3, they set off for Suva. Of

the four planes that had already flown between mainland America and Hawaii, none had continued to Fiji, as it seemed impossible to carry enough fuel. Death was a real possibility on this leg, but despite a brutish electrical storm, navigational problems and then a frighteningly short airstrip, they made it 34 hours later, with barely anything left in the tank. Three days later, they embarked on the final 2700 kilometre hop. The foursome flew off course, so that their first contact with home soil came at Ballina, 200 kilometres to the south, before they steered to Brisbane, touching down on the morning of June 9. A massive crowd was on hand to welcome them. Three months later, Smithy broke another record in the Southern

Cross, making the first trans-Tasman flight in history. In 1935, he donated his faithful friend to Australia. As well as the famous

plane, the Kingsford Smith Memorial contains an absorbing historical display. It’s the sort of attraction every local should see, whether on a

dedicated trip, or as a diversion next time you have to go to the airport. It’s situated alongside the roundabout on Airport Drive/ Nancy Bird Drive.

Aged care and dental funding shortfalls dismay seniors

OLDER Australians are dismayed by reports suggesting there’s no money for aged care or dental services in the federal health reform kitty. National Seniors chief executive, Michael O’Neill, said hospitals could not be reformed in isolation from dental and aged care services. “Age care, dental services and hospitals are inextricably linked. Health reform isn’t health reform without aged and dental

care,” said O’Neill. “Older people are sitting in hospitals waiting for nursing home beds, or they’re being transferred out of nursing homes into hospitals for the basic medical services that we should already provide in nursing homes,” he said. “Despite all the talk on health reform, we’ve heard very little about respite care for people nursed at home; sub acute care for people recovering after medical

treatment; dental waiting lists; and aged care staffing shortages.” “Let me say this: conveniently parking aged care with the Productivity Commission as an election looms won’t deter older Australians from wanting to hear, before polling day, how both parties intend to tackle these issues,” said O’Neill. The Australian newspaper reports an unknown Labor figure was told by

Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner there is no money for dental, mental and aged care services. Mr Tanner denies the claim.



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VIEW members enjoying a lovely picnic at Lake McDonald

NESTLED in the Noosa Hinterland Cooroy VIEW Club meets the second Tuesday monthly for a luncheon at the Victory Hotel Cooroy and then the fourth Tuesday a social outing or craft day. We have have been very busy over the last two months - Various members and committee have indulged in a lovely picnic at Lake McDonald, a visit to Bli Bli Castle, we also attended a 50th Anniversary of VIEW afternoon Tea where Rosanna Natoli Channel 7 News reader and Sunshine Coast personality as well as Mentor for the Smith Family who spoke alongside former Learning for Life Student Laura Monaghan (Young Citizen of the Year 2009) We also had 8 members who travelled to Hervey Bay VIEW Club for their Birthday Luncheon and 10 of us are off to Gympie’s Birthday Luncheon in June. Now we are planning our own Cooroy VIEW Club’s

Birthday Luncheon which will be on Tuesday 13th July,2010 at the Victory Hotel Cooroy. Inviting all members and friends and anyone interested in VIEW ~ with our theme “Young at Heart” and as it is our 4th Birthday we thought we would be kids for the day - Balloons, Pass the Parcel, Lots raffles, entertainment and laughter with a great meal from the Victory as well. Tickets are $20 with an extended RSVP for Seniors readers of the 4th July, 2010. VIEW Clubs of Australia assist the SMITH Family with raising of funds to assist Australian disadvantaged families with Education needs, Mentoring and Learning for Life Programs. VIEW Clubs began across Australia 50 years ago and there are over 22,000 members and over 400 Friendship Clubs. Please call Grace Taylor 54 491113 or Lal Vider 54491902 for more information.

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Have you noticed that today’s scooters are stylish and very modern in design and colour? Larger scooters can even travel up to 50 kph on one charge. If poor health stops you driving a car, consider a safe, less expensive alternative. With 90 kms of shared pathways on the coast, your independence is assured with a modern new look mobility scooter! Steve Malone of Walk on Wheels can help with all your mobility and everyday living aids. To make it easier to make the right choice when purchasing, Steve has listed

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SENIORS NEWS Celebrating 20 years of Noosa Jazz 2010 MARKS the 20th celebration of the Noosa Jazz Festival. After 20 years of bringing the cream of Australian Jazz talent to the beautiful resort town of Noosa Heads Queensland, the festival can now hold its head high as one of Australia’s longest running jazz festivals. The list of performers who have electrified the venues of Noosa over the years is impressive. Greats like Bob Barnard, James Morrison, George Golla and Vince Jones are

just a few of the big names who have wowed audiences in one of Australia’s most desirable beach resorts. Noosa is blessed with pristine beaches, beautiful national parkland and a magnificent river, but when the jazz festival comes to town, jazz lovers can enjoy one of the most unique holidays imaginable. Because Noosa offers Jazz lovers a magical environment complimented by cool music played overlooking

the river and beach all day long. The festival was started by Melbourne jazz icon Frank Johnson, together with Richard Stevens, who understood that in the competitive Tourism world, the hotels and restaurants would benefit from a multiple day celebration of Jazz. Created to celebrate the start of Spring, the Noosa Jazz Festival plays an important role in attracting tourists to the region who are looking for an escape from the winter

climate. From humble beginnings of one restaurant, the festival today boasts over 90 performances in multiple venues on the infamous Hastings Street strip, a large purpose built jazz stage in Noosa Woods overlooking the beautiful Noosa River, Bicentennial Hall, which is the home of the Noosa Jazz Club and venues all the way to Noosaville come alive to the great sound of jazz music every year. Today, the festival has grown from a

To celebrate 20 years of Noosa Jazz we are bringing contemporary trio The Bad Plus to the festival. They will be joined by the legendary Warren Vache who has also agreed to join jazz fans at a legends luncheon where they can hear stories from the life and times of Warren and his amazing stellar career in jazz. By the time acts like the Paul Grabowsky trio who have invited Scott Tinkler to perform with them, the Phil Slater Quartet and the

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community event to a sophisticated celebration of jazz which is a respected festival attracting thousand’s of jazz lovers to South East Queensland. In recent years, performances from Cat Empire, Paul Grabowsky, Katie Noonan and the kings and queens of traditional jazz like The Syncopators, Peter Gaudion and George Wa s h i n g m a c h i n e amongst many great performers, have given the Noosa Jazz Festival a new lease of life. The organisers have big plans for the future and are now investing in attracting international performers to the festival.

Idea of North take the stage, the audience who flock to Noosa will know that the Noosa Jazz Festival is alive and well with a big future ahead of it. Join Jazz lovers from all over Australia at the Noosa Jazz Festival from the 2nd to the 5th September for outdoor lunches on Hastings Street to the magnificent river side stage in Noosa Woods and you’ll be rewarded with some of the best jazz on the planet. See you in Noosa in Spring! For more information, visit: www.usm or phone 1300 797 723 for ticket bookings.

We have 6 double passes to giveaway – 3 for the Fri/Sat Noosa Woods night – seated twilight general admission, and 3 for the Fri/Sat daytime for Bicentennial Hall at Sunshine Beach. For your chance to win one of these double passes, please forward your details to: Noosa Jazz Festival, Seniors Newspaper, PO Box 1062, Tewantin, 4565 together with your name and address and daytime telephone contact no. The competition will close on 16th July, 2010.

SENIORS NEWS Bowlers bring cheer to smaller centres BOWLERS from the Sunshine Coast are bringing a bit of Sunshine to country centres. They take part in an annual coach tour that could easily carry the title, Bowls Goodwill Express. The coach captain, 43 players and three spouses returned recently from a five-day call to the Goondiwindi area, playing social matches at

Goondiwindi, Texas and Inglewood. The 50-seater coach on tour from Polleys at Gympie, cost each traveller $490 covering accommodation, all meals and bowls fees. Judy Walker from Pelican Waters, has organised the annual trip for the past three years but the ‘goodwill express’ has been visiting regional centres for 21 years with destinations

as far away as Rockhampton and Ballina, NSW. Judy, who plays bowls at Mooloolah Valley, said those on the latest tour included players from Glass House, Maleny and Mooloolah Valley. She said the main objective of the visits was to bring fresh bowls competition into smaller country towns plus the benefit of

spending on accommodation, food and entertainment. The next trip is planned for May next year –inquiries to Judy Walker 5492 3932.

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Premier’s daylight saving reply QUEENSLANDERS had the opportunity to let the showed that Queenslanders living in regional areas Bligh government know their views on daylight sav- were opposed to any proposal to split the State into ing via an on-line survey. Following is the reply, in two time zones. The responses showed that almost part, sent by Premier Anna Bligh to those who par- 65% of respondents from outside SEQ were not supticipated in the survey: portive of a referendum, and 76% were not support‘Thank you for taking time to provide your views on ive of a trial. daylight saving in Queensland...Mr Peter Wellington, The feedback Members of Parliament received from an Independent Member of Parliament, introduced a their electorates also confirmed that the idea of a split Bill to the Queensland Parliament which proposed a state is unacceptable for regional Queenslanders, with referendum on the issue of daylight saving for South more than 85% opposed to a referendum and 93% East Queensland (SEQ) only...I asked Members of opposed to a trial. Parliament to consult with their communities and pro- While I can see the benefits daylight saving would vide feedback on whether or not Queenslanders sup- have for people living in the South East corner, my ported holding a referendum or trialling this proposal. Government is committed to governing for all parts In addition I set up a website to obtain people’s views. of the State. I do not believe it would be appropriate The results of the online survey showed that the to disregard the views of regional Queenslanders. majority of those who responded supported a trial Regardless of what side of the argument you supand a referendum on split time zone daylight saving. port, what is clear is the community are extremely From the total responses received, there were 63% passionate about this issue. Given your interest in who supported a referendum, and 64% who supdaylight saving, I thought I’d let you know that the ported a trial. Government will not be supporting the proposal for a However, the online survey results also clearly referendum.’


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DO you dance or just enjoy listening? Then either way The Caxton Street Jazz Band is for you. The Band will be blowing up a storm on Sunday 11 th July at the Kawana Community Hall Nanyima St Buddina when they present a once only performance of the music of Kenny Ball,

SENIORS NEWS Playing the music of Ball, Bilk and Barber Acker Bilk and Chris Barber. The band was formed in 1977 and has performed constantly in jazz conventions, pubs, clubs weddings and private functions. The band’s music is firmly planted in the hot traditional jazz of the early 1900s, but many other music influences are

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represented in their performances. Their music is drawn from the early Ellington, Armstrong, Bechet, Morton an Bix through to the mainstream jazz of the 30's 40’s and 50’s . In this one only concert the music of the great British Jazz bands will be played..This will be a

concert to remember. Kenny Ball,AckerBilk andChris Barber’s music will be relived in their original traditional styles. The Caxton group has always prided itself on having the best musicians and this present lineup has no equal. Bob Mair plays drums and washboard and is the nominal leader,Bernice Haydock on piano and vocals, Tom Nicholson plays trombone banjo and vocals, Dennis Ashton on bass and the remarkable Paul Williams on reeds and the hot jazz trumpeter John Braben. The 6 piece Caxton Street Jazz Band band appeals not only to jazz aficionados but has a wide following from the general public who enjoy good music The band is more than a jazz band . It is formed by a group of talented musicians who enjoy playing and entertaining. This concert is too good to miss. As our shows are now ticketed it is advisable to book by phoning Ted on 5491 6017 or Helen 54381976 {credit Cards ] This once only concert is presented by the Sunshine Coast Jazz Club and Sunshine FM 104.9

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Artists take up challenge for Mary Valley Art Festival A COLOUR palette of browns, ochres and blues with uplifting purples has been provided to artists participating in an innovative Mary Valley project. Paintings are flooding the Imbil Post Office for the “Mary Valley Alive” 10/ 10 collaborative piece which will be unveiled at the Mary Valley Art Festival on July 8. Artistic director Heinke Butt said the project celebrated the annual festival’s 10th anniversary but just as importantly, it celebrated the elements of the Mary Valley and its coveted country lifestyle. “This project has pushed our artists out of their comfort zone,” Ms Butt said. “We gave them a limited colour palette and we also specified the size of their paintings. “But they rose to the challenge and it is mind blowing what they have come up with.” The artists do not know what the final concept will look like, except that 130 paintings, each approximately eight inches square, are being prepared in four different colour palettes. Ms Butt said the purple palette added “zing” and a contemporary spirit to the

artwork, but could also be interpreted to reflect the jacarandas in flower. Ms Butt comes from a background of interior design in the retail industry and is now studying a Bachelor of Arts (Art). She said projects such as 10/10 build spirit and the participating artists immediately developed a bond. “And it’s great for our little valley to realise that we can plan and carry off big projects like this.” The collaborative project is a feature of the art festival, and will be displayed alongside entries in the regular exhibition. The arts festival will kick off at the Imbil Public Hall on July 8 with an official gala award presentation opened by radio personality Jamie Dunn. In total more than $5000 will be awarded to artists who enter the prestigious festival. The festival was originally a section of the Mary Valley Show and split away from the annual show day when it outgrew the pavilion, but it remains a Mary Valley Show Society event. For more details contact the Mary Valley Show Society on 5488 6848.

Buderim Lively 50s & 60s AT our Social group we meet at local cafes & restaurants for coffee & meals; go dancing, theatre, picnics, movies, walks on the Sunshine Coast. No fees. Some of us are attending Rock’n’Roll dance classes Wednesdays 7pm. (first lesson is free to users). We meet on Tuesdays 10am for morning tea at Buderim where we chat & organise upcoming events. All info is at where other social groups on the Sunshine Coast & their events are displayed.

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SENIORS NEWS Get your teeth into Reality Bites literary festival LIVING up to its name, this year’s program for the Reality Bites nonfiction literary festival will provide a feast of thought-provoking sessions with 36 leading Australian authors over two weekends – from 24 July to 1 August. The stellar line-up opens with a panel discussion led by Sydney Morning Herald journalist and celebrated author David Marr on how to tackle population growth and sustainability. Councillor Lew Brennan said Sunshine Coast Council was delighted to support the Sunshine Hinterland Writer’s Centre in presenting this year’s program, which offers 43 sessions. “Reality Bites will be hosting some of Australia’s best nonfiction writers and showcasing the superb new facilities at the Mill Place precinct in Cooroy,” he said. “It is most appropriate that we can bring readers and authors together in the recently opened Cooroy library.” The program will cover many topics close to the hearts of local residents. The organisers have assembled a line-up of experts to discuss broadly based environmental issues. In the first session of the festival, a panel of experts including David Marr, Brendan Gleeson and Liz Minchin, will explore ideas to do with population growth, sustainable cities, and the battle for limited resources, especially water. ABC personality Michael Cathcart, author of The Water Dreamers, will discuss his view of the past – of a nation and its history shaped by the idea of water. Professor Ian Lowe, author, pre-eminent scientist and

president of the Australian Conservation Foundation, discusses his book A Voice of Reason and covers topics that concern all Australians – the environment, culture, science, politics, education. This year, Reality Bites includes a series of sessions especially for local writers of nonfiction to present their work at the festival. These free sessions under the banner of The Truth About Us, will be held in the Cooroy library. Local authors will also have the opportunity to pitch their writing projects to a panel of industry professionals; a publisher, festival director, theatre director and a documentary film maker will advise on the forms of storytelling and how to further develop a story. Local poet/musician Geoffrey Datson will launch and perform his audio memoir and resident theatre director with Sydney Theatre Company, Stefo Nantsou will be conducting a workshop Turning Real Stories into Theatre. Jill Roe, (Stella Miles Franklin: A Biography), winner of the 2010 Adelaide Festival Literary Prize for nonfiction and the 2009 Qld Premier’s Literary Award, will discuss her work in conversation Pictured is Edwin (Ted) Drescher at his 90th birthday celebration, with Mary-Lou Stephens, well known presenter with which was held recently at Tewantin with his family and friends. ABC Coast FM. “Reality is not all serious stuff,” Cr Brennan said. “The program covers an amazing array of true life experiences and personal stories – there’s plenty of humour, love and passion and there’s plenty of opportunity for audiences to interact with the authors.” Booking details and full program can be found classes to teach how to use emails, NOOSA’S educational facility for at or by calling (07) mobile phones and the internet; seniors, University of the Third Age 5447 7090. French, German and Indonesian (U3A) has entered into its own new age, moving language classes; classical music; meditation; Bridge; Chess; neointo a building dedicated to classes. classical ballet; to name just a few of Noosa U3A president Shirley Page ing for the high tea is from the cookbook. the classes on offer. said the group offered nearly 600 All monies raised goes towards the new Wound Care Members a program of more than 40 U3A Noosa House is situated on the Clinic at West Terrace, Caloundra. Admission $10 per educational, recreational and social corner of Moorindal Street and person which includes lucky door prizes and lucky activities. Poinciana Avenue, Tewantin. numbers. For further information and bookings please The number of classes, tutors and If you would like more information call Gloria on 5492 3318 or Blue Care Centre on 5438 members has grown since the please Phone 5440 5500 or visit our 5000. Come along and have a great morning. website building opened with new computer

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An evening of silent movies starring Harold Lloyd COME prepared to cheer the hero and boo the villain when you attend the Harold Lloyd double feature, Silent Movie night at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Maroochydore on Friday, 16 th July at 7.30pm. We only have Silent Movies here once a year so don’t forget to put this popular event in your diary. Tickets are still only $10 adults and $5 children. Supper is provided. We start the evening with Harold Lloyd and Mildred

Davies in “I do”, a satirical comedy about married life, followed by the main attraction “For Heavens Sake”. Uptown people are rich and downtown people are poor. Brother Paul tries to help the poor with the assistance of his daughter, played by Jobyna Raiston. J. Harold Manners has too much money, few manners and of course they meet. The result is a very funny movie which would not be complete without a thrilling car race sequence.

“For Heavens Sake” is Harold Lloyd at his best. The evening wouldn’t be complete without the musical virtuoso, Ron West at the organ. An Evening of Silent Movies will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, cnr Church Street and Beach Parade, Maroochydore on Friday 16th July at 7.30pm. The cost is $10 adults, $5 children and includes supper. Ron West at his organ

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DON’T miss your chance to hear for yourselves what Alex Stobbs felt so passionately about when he conducted St Matthew Passion. Come and experience for yourselves the beauty of this wonderful musical masterpiece when Coast choirs and orchestras combine to perform it at 2.30pm on 17 July at The Lake Kawana Community Centre. Recently a heartwarming 2-part documentary was shown on SBS called “A Boy Called Alex”. Alex Stobbs, a music student with cystic fibrosis, had a passion to conduct the St Matthew Passion. This documentary followed Alex on his quest to fulfill his dream and culminated with his concert in front of over 800 people in London. The St Matthew Passion is an extraordinary work, hailed by many as one of the most challenging and ambitious musical compositions in the entire Western tradition. It is a work of dramatic action and devotional reflection interweaved with phenomenal skill by Bach to produce one of the most moving musical and emotional experiences. Three Sunshine Coast choirs - Sunshine Coast Choral Society, Noosa Chorale and Sunshine Coast Grammar School Children’s Choir - will join 50 musicians and 5 soloists to perform St Matthew Passion. Adrian King, whose reputation for presenting wonderful musical concerts on the Coast continues to grow, will conduct this massive work. Adrian has brought together some outstanding soloists for this performance. Gregory Massingham, the Head of Opera at the Queensland Conservatorium, will sing the demanding role of the Evangelist. Other soloists are soprano Anita ParakhMorgan, alto Susan Chapman, tenor Martin Paroz and bass Brett Holland. You can take advantage of an early bird ticket offer till 30 June at $30 or get a group discount ticket (for groups of 10 or more) at $28 each. Full price tickets are $33. Bookings 5444 3899. Tickets also available at Annie’s Books (Peregian Beach), Book City (Noosa Civic), The River Read (Noosaville) and Written Dimensions (Noosa Junction) Credit card booking prices through the Lake Kawana Community Centre on 5437 1170 are Adult $36, Conc and Early Bird $33, Child $18.

SENIORS NEWS Elder abuse a growing problem OLDER Australians are shining the light on elder abuse as part of World Elder Abuse Prevention Day today. National Seniors Australia chief executive Michael O’Neill says elder abuse is a hidden form of abuse affecting thousands of elderly people. “Elderly people who are frail, dependent or living in isolation are most at risk, and what’s most alarming is that family members are most likely to be the perpetrators of the abuse,’’ he said. “Financial, psychological or physical, elder abuse can range from withdrawing money from grandma’s account without her knowledge to changing her Will”. A new Monash University report con-

ducted for the Victorian Trustees Office has found the average victim of elder abuse is around 80 years old, many of whom have dementia. Backing the Queensland Government’s Act as One Against Elder Abuse community awareness campaign, launching in Brisbane today, seniors are calling on other states to follow suit. “A national information campaign on what constitutes elder abuse would go a long way towards tackling what is currently a shameful, silent problem,” said O’Neill. “We also need a consistent approach to elder abuse across all states and a strengthening of existing measures in nursing homes.”

Fran and George Coules from Noosa celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary recently with family and friends. Their daughter Linda re-married them in a scene reminiscent of the Vicar of Dibley!

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FROM 1 July 2010, Unitywater will assume its role as the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay region’s independently operated water supply and sewerage services distribution and retail business. This new business is jointly and wholly owned by the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay Regional Councils, yet they will be unable to set the cost structure for consumers. The high cost of borrowing money for new infrastructure will impact on the price Unitywater will charge customers as will the cost of the multi-layered bureaucracy the State Government has imposed on us. The price for sewage and water services has been set but will not be released until closer to the day. Sunshine Coast council finance portfolio boss Chris Thompson said that the consumer costs would increase in the order of 16%.

Annual Doll, Teddy and Craft Show THIS year’s show has the theme of ‘Craft Through the Ages’, which is being held in the Buderim War Memorial Hall, Main Road, Buderim, opposite the Primary School, on Saturday 17th July, commencing at 9am through to 3pm. Entry fee for adults is $4 and for children $1. The public are invited to participate in the competitions that are available with categories: Porcelain Dolls, Cloth Dolls, Teddy Bears, Knitting/Sewing of dolls/teddies clothes and this year we are introducing Scrapbooking. Prizes are awarded for each section and Entry Forms can be obtained through the club by ringing either Judy on 5408 0862 or Helen on 5444 4484. There will be light refreshments available from the kiosk. There will be trading, tables, raffles, demonstrations as well as our main raffle of a Doll a Teddy and a Miniature House for $1 a ticket.


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Cruising were there as booking agents for the Genealogical Cruise in March 2011. The following day was the History Qld Fair at Cleveland so a busload left Petrie Park in the very early morning to hear some more very interesting talks and to see what all the other history societies had on offer. A great weekend! The Building Extension Raffle was drawn at the June

meeting and the winners were: 1st Prize, 7 nights at “Clouds of Montville” value $1100, Merle Walker. 2nd Prize, a Handmade Quilt value $1100, Lorrie Barzdo. 3rd Prize, Myer Voucher value $500, Betty Garrad. 4th Prize, Myer Voucher value $100, Milli Kafcaloudis. 5 th Prize, Myer Voucher value $100, Merle McDonald. The next general meeting will be on Saturday,10 July

at 9.30am at the GSC Resource Centre in Petrie Park, Nambour. The Research Centre is at the end of the car park opposite the swimming pool. Laptops for Learning Workshops will be held on Saturday 25 July, morning & afternoon :9.30– 11.30am. Backing up your computer - internet safety – the basics you should know ! 1.00-3.00pm. Photos and family trees _

scanning basics, Picasa, the latest tricks. Booking essential. $5 per session or $8 for both, morning tea included. Phone the Centre on 5441 4266 or email genealogysc For details eg opening times, see the website site/genealogy sunshinecoastinc/Home For research queries ph Merle on 5444 4648.

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OUR club met on 2 June last for soup and movies at one of our member’s home’s everyone brought along something for morning tea and sat back to watch a dvd on the Journey of View Clubs in Australia presented by primary school children from Scotts Head Primary School in NSW. Mama Mia followed with soup and homemade bread. Our next outing takes place on the 7th July and is a visit to a Pottery Studio in Peachester the entry fee will be $5., and everyone is asked to bring something along for morning tea. We will be meeting at the library in Beerwah at 9.30am

if anyone would like a lift. Our lunch meeting follows on the 21st July next we meet at Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club at 11am for an 11.30am start – our guest speaker will be Rose Markwick from Brisbane who will be speaking on abuse of the elderly in our society. We welcome new members and visitors to our club – please contact either Elaine on 5493 3939, Joy on 5439 9049 or Lorraine on 5494 8444 who would be pleased to supply further information. The View Clubs raise funds for and support the Smith Family Charity in all their functions.

Toastmasters ARE you comfortable speaking in front of groups? If you would like to speak to others with confidence and ease, Toastmasters meetings can help. In this low cost learning experience, you will discover how to say what you mean in a confident, clear manner. Come along to the Nambour Toastmasters meeting on the first and third Thursday of each month at the

‘Whipbird Restaurant’ within the grounds of the Nambour Christian College, McKenzie Road, Woombye for a 6.30pm start and 9.30pm finish. There are snacks and tea/coffee available at no charge. Contact Hugh or Coral on 5441 7820 or 0407 948 613 or The July meetings will be 2nd and 16th.

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THE Smith Family’s Noosaville VIEW Club July luncheon will be on Thursday 22nd July, 2010, 11am for 11.30am start, at the Noosa Tewantin RSL. This will be our very special Christmas in July celebration. VIEW clubs are a valued part of the Smith Family which is a national, inde-

pendent children’s charity committed to helping disadvantaged Australian children by unlocking opportunities through education and learning support. If you would like to join us please ring the Vice-President Sue Noble on 5449 1310 by Tuesday.

Probus Club of Caloundra Central Inc. THE Probus Club of Caloundra Central Inc. meets on the forth Tuesday of each month at 9am at the Caloundra Freemasons’ Centre, Third Avenue, Caloundra. It is a mixed club and members enjoy regular guest speakers, outings and dinners. Activities planned for July in-

clude a dine out, coffee and chat morning tea, golf day, general meeting and participation in a Friendship Day involving many clubs from South East Queensland. For further information phone May on 5491 8608 or Vern on 5491 6648.

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

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Greg’s Movie Memories THIS column invites readers to email any questions they have on old movies, including silent and/or TV shows. Can you tell me the name of the John Wayne movie where he is lifted off a ship at the end while dressed in a high ranking uniform? The movie you refer to is “The Wings of Eagles” made in 1957 by MGM. Wayne starred as Frank “Spig” Wead (1895-47), a legend of the US Navy’s Air Wing between the wars. To gain public interest in aviation, the navy had staged international sea plane races culminating in the famous Schneider Cup, won in 1923 by Wead. In quick succession he set new sea plane endurance, speed and distance records. The reason he

was lifted off the ship in the movie was because he had broken his neck in a fall at home and was given up as a paraplegic by doctors. The movie depicts his efforts in rehab and his eventual recall to active service in WW2 where he devised a revolutionary idea for jeep carriers to follow up the bigger carriers during island battles against the Japanese. He turned to writing novels and screenplays for films and befriended John Ford who directed the film. It also starred Maureen O’Hara, Dan Dailey and Ward Bond who parodies Ford. Can you give me information on Lucille Ball before the “I Love Lucy” series? Everyone knows the “I

Love Lucy” shows between 1951-57 and subsequent spinoffs “The Lucy Show” (196268) and “Here’s Lucy” (1968-74) but few know of her career before TV. Her initial exposure was on bill boards as a Chesterfield cigarette girl. She was noticed by Samuel Goldwyn and became a member of the “Goldwyn Girls” in an upcoming musical called “Roman Scandals” with Eddie Cantor in 1933. Between 1933-37 she appeared in 33 films in small parts or in the chorus line. Amongst these were Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers vehicles including “Top Hot”, “Roberta” and “Follow the Fleet”. Between 1938-42 she established herself as

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queen of the B movies for RKO Studios where she made another 22 films. In 1940, while making “Too Many Girls” she met Cuban band leader, Desi Arnaz and married him the following year. In 1943, she joined MGM studios where she received the star treatment, appearing

in films with Red Skelton, Gene Kelly, Kathryn Grayson, Dick Powell, Van Johnson, Spencer Tracy, Bob Hope and William Holden. Moving to television with Desi in 1951, she bought her old studio RKO, turning them into the TV production company, Desilu which

produced amongst others “Lassie”, “Ben Casey”, “Andy Griffith Show”, “My Three Sons”, “Danny Thomas Show” and the “Dick Van Dyke Show”, however the two most ground breaking series were “The Untouchables” (1959-61) and “Star Trek” (1966-69).

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AUSTRALIAN Independent Retirees on the Sunshine Coast celebrated 20 years since the group’s inception which spawned the national movement. Fiona Simpson said “This has been an outstanding movement, standing up for the needs of independent retirees and fighting for a fair go. These are people who have paid taxes all their lives and

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Main Roads Dennis Tennant who has confirmed that Queensland Transport and Main Roads and Sunshine Coast Regional Council have agreed to jointly fund a pedestrian refuge on Nambour-Mapleton Road at the Nambour Heights shopping centre. The project will cost approximately $80,000, and work is to be carried out by the Council. The refuge will consist of a safe mid-road waiting area for pedestrians. Other options including a pedestrian crossing and lights were considered, but rejected, with the refuge system considered to be the most appropriate option. Neighbourhood fence/ tree legislation The State Government is proposing to introduce a new law which will deal with neighbourhood disputes, in particular overhanging trees on boundaries and dividing fences. I have copies of this document in my office if people would like to read it. One of the significant

changes is that neighbours who are affected by overhanging trees would be able to take action to have the tree owner meet the costs of branch removal. This draft Bill is open for public comment, so please have your say before July 9. The draft Neighbourhood Disputes Resolution Bill is also available on Queensland Week event funding: Grant funding has been announced for community organisations and schools to support Queensland Week events being held in 2011. Up to $10,000 per event is available to host a community-focused event that reflects and celebrates what is great about Queensland. This can include festivals, barbecues or workshops with a Queensland theme. Applications are now open, and will close on September 3 2010. I have information and application forms available in my office in Currie

Winter starting to bite needy Fisher locals LNP Federal Member for Fisher Peter Slipper is concerned by the increasing number of phone calls he’s received from needy locals desperate for help. Mr Slipper’s electorate office has been taking about a dozen calls a week since the cooler weather arrived. The problem is exacerbated every winter but this is the first time it’s hit such a broad cross-section of people. “I’m hearing from young people, the elderly and single parents who, for reasons beyond their control, have fallen on hard times,” Mr Slipper says. “They tell me they come to my office because it feels like they’ve got nowhere else to turn.” Mr Slipper puts the people in touch with the Federal agencies that can help them, such as Centrelink, as well as charities, such as Lifeline. “I urge anyone who’s doing it tough to swallow their pride and reach out, especially if there are children in the family,” Mr Slipper says. “There are services and charities that can help.” Call Centrelink’s Financial Information Service on 131 021 or Lifeline 1300 370 255 (Financial First Aid) or 131 114 (personal counselling). Mr Slipper says Labor needs to accept at least some of the blame for the problem. “Interest rates, power costs, and unemployment have all gone up under the current Federal and State Governments,” he says. “Those rises affect everyone and that’s demonstrated in the wide range of people approaching my office for help.”

Street, Nambour, or visit www.queenslandweek. Meet me in Cooroy I will be holding my next Cooroy meeting in the Cooroy RSL boardroom

on Thursday, July 15, from 10am. Anyone who would like to meet with me can organise an appointment by contacting my Nambour office on 5441 6933.

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TANNA Villas is a rare, Sunshine Coast residential development that represents an outstanding opportunity for retirees wanting to move from their family home to somewhere convenient and much more manageable. Master Builder’s Project of the Year award winner RCQ Pty Ltd were appointed by project managers Ritchie Property Solutions to construct the small complex of 15 two bedroom villas within the Stockland Estate of Bellvista in Caloundra. The development is now complete and ready for your serious inspection. Lesley Ritchie, of Ritchie Property Solutions said the decision to engage RCQ Pty Ltd to deliver Tanna Villas was a simple one, given their highly regarded and award winning reputation on the Sunshine Coast and across Queensland. “RCQ are renowned for their attention to detail and superior craftsmanship and we were delighted to have them deliver a quality product in Tanna Villas,” Mrs Ritchie said. “This development will appeal to retirees looking to scale back and downsize, and with the RCQ team on board, buyers will receive a high quality constructed home for a very affordable price.” Tanna Villas offers single storey, two bedroom villas that have been thoughtfully designed to ensure natural light, good ventilation and clean, modern living with all the conveniences including ensuite, bedroom ceiling fans, lock up garage plus a second parking spot, open plan kitchen and living areas, covered outdoor patio and enclosed private gardens. Each villa has the added bonus of a dishwasher, tumble dryer, split system air conditioner and a 3000 litre water tank for grey water. Buyers are already commenting on the quality of the finishes and the spaciousness of the gardens, and current body corporate levies are only $27 per week. The complex is also pet-friendly (by approval of the body corporate). If you are ready to downsize your home, this is a great opportunity to purchase a top quality freehold villa (with no exit fees payable) for $325,000. Make an appointment to view the onsite display unit with Lesley Ritchie; she may be contacted on 0415 839 867 or 5443 5010.

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SENIORS NEWS The 2010 QB gala luncheon celebrating VIEW clubs 50th birthday

The first VIEW club was formed in Sydney in 1960 with 10 members. There are now 400 VIEW clubs covering each state & territory with more than 21.000 members. The function will be held at Noosa/ Tewantin RSL club on Thursday 29 th July. 10.30am for 11am start This event is $25.00 per person and it is expected that in excess of 100 women will be in attendance including special guest, VIEW Clubs of Australia National Vice President Fiona Spottiswood. shown in picture. Fiona will be speaking about The Smith Family operations and the contribution of women in QB to it’s programs including ‘Learning for Life’ which supports disadvantaged children and assists them to further their education. Almost 30,000 disadvantaged children are accessing the comprehensive Learning for Life programs, which span a disadvantaged child’s early years through the vulnerable transition points in



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their development, such as moving from home to primary school and from school to further study or workforce entry. The program gives assistance with essential school expenses such as uniforms, books and excursions. As well as the guest speaker our entertainment will be provided by soprano Judith

Sivasubramaniam (also pictured) who is the daughter of QB National Councillor of VIEW Clubs of Australia - (Voice Interests and Education of Women) Elizabeth Pritchard who can be contacted for more information and. R.S.V.P. by 15th July,2010 on 07 54 962378 or e.pritchard@westnet.

From the desk of Peter Slipper MP

Red for Daniel’s Day I am urging all members of parliament to wear an item of red clothing to commemorate Day for Daniel on October 29. The event is organised by the Daniel Morcombe Foundation to promote its work and remind us all of the need to protect our children. Wearing an item of red is such a simple but effective gesture to show our support and make people around Australia aware of the good work the Foundation does. It’s also a chance to show Australians that politicians can put their rivalries aside to unite for an important cause. The Daniel Morcombe Foundation is hopes that the involvement of politicians in the event will boost the national profile of Day for Daniel, which is held in tribute of the Sunshine Coast teenager who’s been missing since December, 2003. Like everyone else, Daniel’s disappearance is tragic and I also believe the work of the Foundation is incredibly important. Daniel’s parents Bruce and Denise are determined to spread their child safety message as widely as possible and I’m thrilled I’m getting a chance to play a part in that. I have written to all Federal and Queensland politicians, asking them to commit to wearing an item of red clothing on October 29. They are especially encouraged to buy a red tie for $30 from the Foundation, so that they’ll also be donating money to the cause. Meet Pete & Community Meetings It was great to be able to catch up again with residents around the Fisher electorate at my community meetings and “Meet Pete” barbecues. The events are designed to give local residents a chance to meet with me per-

sonally and exchange ideas in an informal setting within their own community. The events have been very successful and already some 500 people have attended over the past four years. I will plan to hold similar events in the coming months. Keep an eye out for details in my columns and letterbox drops. HMAS Tobruk I have hosted a meeting with stakeholders from the University of the Sunshine Coast and the Sunshine Coast dive industry, to discuss the campaign to secure the HMAS Tobruk as a second dive wreck for the region on its decommissioning, which is expected in 2012. This is an opportunity to further boost the ex-HMAS Brisbane Marine Park, which is regarded as perhaps the best managed dive wreck sites in Australia, and to generate further benefits for the tourism and business communities in the area and for the region generally. Pyjama Collections Members of the community are still dropping pyjamas into my office for the Pyjama Foundation annual collection drive. The Pyjama Foundation supports children in care and the annual pyjama drive collects pyjamas that are given to those needy children placed in care. They are seeking only new packaged pyjamas – both winter and summer styles - in all sizes from 0000 to adult. Anyone who is able to get involved can bring new pyjamas to my office at the Cartwright Centre, Cnr Point Cartwright Drive and Nicklin Way, Buddina, Monday to Friday between 9am – 5pm. The pyjama drive finishes in mid-July. For information, phone my office on 075444 4888.

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SENIORS NEWS Slipper’s first to go red for Daniel LNP Federal Member for Fisher Peter Slipper plans to add a big splash of colour to Parliament on this year’s Day for Daniel. Mr Slipper has become the first Federal politician in Australia to commit to

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clothing on October 29. They are especially encouraged to buy a red tie for $30 from the Foundation, so that they’ll also be donating money to the cause. If the Federal Elec-

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Aged Care Planning MOVING into an aged care home can be a complicated, costly and emotional process. We all know that Australia has an ageing population and this is an issue many of us will face in coming years. Many will be able to stay in their own homes but some will have to consider alternative accommodation such as retirement villages, aged care homes and other care arrangements. Looking into the different types of aged care accommodation available and the associated costs can be quite complex. Financial advice on issues such as payment of accommodation bonds, fees and charges, arranging aged care assessments, tax implications and estate planning can help to alleviate common concerns and help potential residents achieve the kind of retirement lifestyle they desire. Aged care facilities are commonly referred to as hostels and nursing homes. The main difference between the two lies in the level of care provided. People who require some help with daily living activities may require low level care such as hostel accommodation. On the other hand, people who require 24-hour nursing care may be more suited to high level care such as nursing home accommodation provides. To enter a hostel or a nursing home, you need to be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) member. The ACAT will make a determination whether low care or high care is required. A financial adviser can help organise an assessment for you. Although aged care accommodation is subsidised by the Government, residents will generally be required to contribute towards their own care by paying various fees and charges. Aged care fees and charges are complex and can vary according to your circumstances. One of the main considerations when

entering an aged care facility is deciding whether you should keep or sell your home. Whichever you decide on will have implications for any social security benefits you receive and your estate planning needs. Many people want to keep their family home to pass onto their children and loved ones. There are strategies an adviser can sometimes suggest which could enable this to happen, help you maintain your Age Pension and ensure that your family home is not counted as an asset. If you wish to leave your home to your children or other loved ones, it is vital that you have an up-todate Will stating your wishes. There are many complex factors to consider when considering aged care accommodation and services, so it is essential that you obtain quality financial advice. A financial adviser can work through the options with you and help put you in the best financial position. The difference between getting no advice and good advice can be the difference between the family needing to subsidise the costs or not. Contact Rob O’Donnell of Stratogen Financial Planning for more information or to arrange an initial, obligation free appointment on 5474 0025. Source: ‘Australia’s Demographic Challenges’ 2004, Australian Government Treasury. Disclaimer: This editorial does not consider your personal circumstances and is general advice only. Before making any decisions based on this information, you should consider its appropriateness taking into account your objectives, financial situation and needs. Before making any financial decisions we recommend you obtain professional financial advice specific to your circumstances. Rob O’Donnell is an Authorised Representative of Professional Investment Services Pty Ltd AFSL 234951.

The Sunshine Coast Q.C.W.A. Nambour THE Sunshine Coast, Q.C.W.A. Nambour and North Coast Divisional Handcraft are holding their Annual Craft Display and Cent sale. It will be held at the Maroochydore Q.C.W.A. Hall opposite the RSL Club on Friday

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DENISE and Narelle had the pleasure of attending the Better Hearing Australia on Wednesday where they were able to present a cheque from monies raised in the community to help with costs associated with the running of this worthwhile organisation. At this time Better Hearing Australia hope to purchase a new Ampliflier as the one they are using is not Hearing Impaired friendly. Thanks to all who supported the Goomeri Bus Trip on Sunday and we look forward to your continued support. Student of the Year Quest is being held next month so if you are a Year 12 student and you do not know about this great Quest please contact Denise on the number or email listed below. At this stage the community renowned Cent Auction will be held in August so watch this space for further information. Please contact Denise on 54471365 or email WALLY is a sweet little 5 year old fox terrier. He has if you wish to join our a lovely nature and is good with other dogs. He loves to play ball and then later sit on your lap to great community service organisation. watch TV with you. Wally is a beautiful quiet friendly little guy who really deserves the best home. Please ring Kay on 0438 635 191. BUDERIM VIEW Club will be holding its luncheon All 4 Paws Cats and Dogs are flea and worm free, meeting on Wednesday 7th July, 2010, at Clio’s on microchipped, vaccinated and de-sexed which is all Rosemount, 246 Petrie Creek Road, Rosemount. Lacovered by an adoption fee. All our needy animals dies are requested to be there at 11 am for 11.30 am can also be viewed on our website at: start. Guest speaker will be Dr James Lergessner who will You can help support 4 Paws Animal Rescue by be- speak on “Growing up in Queensland (Brisbane) from coming a member! Members play a large part in 1950” supporting the committee and this contributes to Members are placed on a permanent listing for our the success of 4 Paws Animal Rescue. As a member luncheons so to cancel, or bring a friend please teleof 4 Paws Animal Rescue you will receive our quar- phone Melda on 5476 8787, by 6 pm the Sunday beterly newsletter informing you of forthcoming events, fore the luncheon. merchandise and background into what happens to VIEW Clubs are a valued part of the Smith Family. our cats and dogs once re-homed. You may even Funds raised are to help the “Learning for Life Prowant to become a volunteer or even a temporary gram” for children with their schooling and needs foster carer to help look after one of our cats and VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of dogs until a new permanent home can be found, all Women. vets fees are covered; all we ask is that you supply a VIEW Clubs are a great place to meet and make friends loving caring home. – new members are always welcome.

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YOU would have heard much in the media about the current volatility in the markets and Australian $ exchange rate over the last 6-8 weeks. One the key drivers of that in Australia has been the announcement of the proposed Resource Super Profits Tax. So what is causing this kind of response? The Super Profits Tax is a 40 per cent tax on mining profits, which is in addition to the usual company income tax. It is proposed to start on July 1, 2012. How does it work? Mining companies are allowed to subtract a tax-free allowance of 6 per cent from their existing earnings - called the RSPT allowance. In the first five years of the scheme, they can also subtract an accelerated rate of depreciation. The remaining amount is taxed at 40 per cent - the “super tax”. The remaining amount is then taxed again, at 28 per cent. For example Revenue = $100 minus Expenses - $50 = Your profit -$50 You can then subtract depreciation, with the allowance - set at 6 per cent i.e. $50 - $3 = $47 left to be taxed The $47 is taxed at 40 per cent (the super tax). i.e. $47 – $18.80 = $ 28.20 The $28.20 is taxed again at 28 per cent (the company tax). i.e. $28.20 – $7.9 = $20.30. That adds up to about a total tax of about 57 per cent. How does it differ from the old tax regime? The royalties that resource companies have to pay to states now will be refunded by the Federal Government. Miners could argue that the royalties introduced uncertainty into the market as they were subject to change without notice. Company tax will be lowered from 30 per cent to 28 per cent. Resource companies can claim accelerated depreciation before the super tax kicks in, on prior investments for the first five years. All new investment will be subject to the normal depreciation - 6 % So do other industries have a similar tax regime? Yes. The petroleum industry is one example. It has been operating under such a regime since the 1990s. The difference is that it has a higher allowance - 11 per cent. So why are there points of contention with the RSPT? It’s not a super profits tax - Miners argue that the government is not just taxing more when it’s boom time, but taxing more all the time. It doesn’t appear that there is this premium that comes in and out depending on whether these companies are making super or normal profits. 6 per cent allowance is too low - This 6 per cent is too low, mining companies say. It’s how much return you get on an ultra-safe investment - but their investments cost a lot and are highly risky. Petroleum companies, as mentioned above, have an allowance of 11 per cent.

As a result of the proposed tax there has been a flight to safety from the mining community, talk of investing in overseas ventures instead, and withdrawal from proposed projects until the dust settles effecting share prices and $Aus dollar valuation as profits and employment in the mining industry in Australia becomes uncertain. For more Information contact Tim Maher at Maher Digby Securities Pty Ltd - Financial Advisers – AFSL No. 230559 (see advert Page 3). Ph: 07 5441 1266 or visit our website While every care has been taken in the preparation of this document Maher Digby makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of any statement in it including without limitation, any forecasts. This document has been prepared for, the purpose of providing general information, without taking into account any individual objectives, financial situation or needs. You should assess whether the information is appropriate for you and consider talking with your financial adviser before making an investment decision.

La w, F inance & Y OU Law Start thinking about your 2009-10 tax return TAX Commissioner Michael D’Ascenzo recently reminded people to start thinking about preparing and lodging their 2010 tax return. “From 1 July, people can prepare and lodge their return online using e-tax, which is secure and easy to use,” Mr D’Ascenzo said. “Nearly 2.4 million people used e-tax last year – the quickest and easiest way to lodge. People who use e-tax will receive their notice of assessment and any refund due more quickly than paper returns.” E-tax also allows you to download information from a range of government departments and third party organisations directly into your tax return, including pensions and allowances, payment summaries, bank interest and private health insurance details.You can also download net medical expenses from Medicare. “The ATO website has plenty of information for those lodging their own tax return and e-tax has built-in calculators, guides and a check list to help people lodge correctly,” Mr D’Ascenzo said. E-tax is available to download free of charge from 1 July 2010 from Government and third party information to pre-fill your return will be available to download progressively

from 1 July. You can subscribe to an alert service within e-tax which will let you know when your personal information becomes available. If you prefer, or do not have internet access you can still lodge with TaxPack and copies will be available from ATO shopfronts, newsagencies or the ATO website from 1 July. If you have simple tax affairs you may be eligible to lodge your return over the phone. Simply complete the Short tax return 2010 and then lodge it by calling 13 28 65. If you are lodging through a tax agent for the first time, or using a different agent from last year, you will need to contact your agent by 31 October, 2010. If you use a tax agent make sure they are registered. A list of registered tax agents can be found at or you can check with the Tax Practitioners Board on 1300 362 829. Tax Help is a free community service available from July to October each year to assist low income earners including seniors, students, people from non-English speaking backgrounds and Indigenous Australians. Call 13 28 61 if you would like to use this service or to make an appointment at your nearest Tax Help centre.

Scam alert: ask for council ID SUNSHINE Coast residents are reminded to check for a council ID before allowing an officer to enter their property. The warning comes following recent reports of a scam involving a person entering properties claiming to be a council employee. This person is saying that they are there to check for backflow prevention devices on rainwater tanks and is asking for a $15.00 on-the-spot fee payment from residents. Council stresses that it does not require any resident to pay an on-thespot fee of $15.00 for backflow inspections. Any fees charged by council

should be paid at a customer service centre. It is also standard practice for council to send a letter to the resident before it enters the property. Council has received three scam reports from residents in Caloundra, Palmwoods and Nambour. To confirm the identity of any council officer or if you have any questions about a current council inspection please contact Customer Service on 5475 7272. If you’ve received a visit from someone pretending to be a council officer requesting an on the spot inspection fee please contact your local police station.

Digital TV switchover THE Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a warning to consumers switching to digital television to beware of door-todoor salespeople offering to sell you conversion equipment and falsely claiming to represent the government. Between 2010 and 2013, analogue free-to-air TV signals are being replaced with digital signals. Once the digital switchover takes place in your area, you will need a television that is capable of receiving digital signals to keep receiving free-to-air TV. This means that you can either buy a digital set-top box for your existing television or upgrade to a television with an in-built digital tuner. Scammers selling digital conversion equipment are

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Retirees News

ARE you retired or about to retire? Interested in issues relating to retirees? The Association of Independent Retirees (A.I.R.) next meeting and AGM luncheon is to be held on Thursday July 18th at 10.30am at Noosa Heads Bowls Cub, Lanyana Way. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available on arrival. Our speaker will be The Hon. Bronwyn

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HEAL TH HEALTH Oxygen- improving quality of life for cancer survivors A NEW study supported by the Wesley Research Institute has shown that breathing 100% oxygen under increased pressure can repair painful and sometimes life threatening side effects of radiation therapy used in the treatment of cancer. Researchers gave 100 per cent oxygen under ‘hyperbaric’ or increased pressure to people who have received radiation treatment and months to years later, suffered significant side effects due to damage to surrounding healthy tissue. The Centre’s Medical Director, Dr Ken Thistlewaite, said the process involved patients breathing 100 per cent oxygen in a carefully controlled and pressurised environment, known as a Hyperbaric Chamber. This increases oxygen absorption, stimulating the growth of new blood vessels and thereby improving tissue healing. “More people are surviving cancer, thanks to radiation treatment, but with the increased survival rate we are now seeing an increased number of people reporting side effects,” Dr Thistlethwaite said. More than twelve months after completing radiation therapy for prostate cancer, Mr John Stead was suffering from chronic bowel problems which included diarrhoea, excessive flatulence and a constant build up of mucus in the bowel. His symptoms persisted for over a year and although not life threatening, they were debilitating, stressful and often embarrassing. Mr Stead credits hyperbaric treatment for giving him a new lease on life. “After completing radiation therapy I

was told that these problems were often present but generally subsided within a few weeks. In my case they didn’t. Life was bearable but any activity away from the home environment needed to be well planned,” Mr Stead said. “I contacted the Wesley’s Hyperbaric Unit and, with everything to gain and nothing to lose, I began treatment,” he said. “Around half way through the treatment period I started to notice a big improvement in my condition and this continued as the therapy progressed. “Almost five years after completing my hyperbaric therapy I’m still free of the symptoms which, prior to treatment made my life pretty miserable,” Mr Stead said. The study looked at patients who had been treated for cancers of the lower abdominal or pelvic region, including ovarian and prostate cancer, as a small but significant group of patients develop serious bowel problems, including pain and bleeding, as side-effects of radiotherapy. Success of the study has prompted the Wesley Research Institute to extend its funding to a further study into whether hyperbaric oxygen therapy works in the same positive way for alternative sites of radiation tissue injury, particularly the voice box and bladder. Those interested in taking part in the study can contact the Wesley Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine on 07 3371 6033 or email The Wesley Research Institute’s financial support for the study was made possible by a bequest from Mr Phil Boron

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NOOSA Hearing (formerly Grayson-Riley Audiology) is one of the few local audiology clinics that’s not a branch office of a big national or international hearing aid company. It’s a proudly independent family business owned by Audiologist Steve Grayson-Riley – a lifelong wearer of hearing aids. Noosa Hearing is the ideal place for people who prefer personalised care and individual solutions for their hearing needs. Steve has worn hearing aids since age five. He personally tests new technologies and devices and recommends only hearing aids and products that he would use himself. Steve is assisted by highly regarded Audiometrist Glenice Trembath, so you’ll always get advice from a fully qualified practitioner. The Noosa Hearing team offers friendly, local service at their clinic located in the heart of the Noosa area, near Woolworths at shop 5 in the Poinciana Place Shopping Centre. Parking is easy. The fact that Noosa Hearing is independent of the big operators, means you’ll always get impartial advice on the best hearing product

for your particular requirements. The clinic offers the full range of all major brands. And, if you’re fashion conscious, you’ll be pleased to hear that Noosa Hearing offers hearing aids that are so small and discreet – most people will not even notice you are wearing them. There are colours and styles available that will match any hairstyle or wardrobe. Noosa Hearing offers free hearing tests and hearing aids to DVA card holders and eligible pensioners. The clinic also offers WorkCover Assessments as well as discounts on hearing tests for Seniors and kids. But Noosa Hearing offers far more than hearing aids and testing. The clinic also offers high quality custom earplugs for swimmers, musicians and industrial workers as well as in-home installation of Bluetooth technologies for home entertainment and phone systems. Appointments are available every day during the week as well as on Saturdays (by appointment). To make an appointment, call 5470 2300.

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MANY patients, regardless of age, can suffer from debilitating hard corns and hard corns can appear in any area where there is a continual amount of excessive pressure. As a general rule, corns that develop on top of the feet, (usually on the toes), are caused by footwear, whereas corns that develop on the bottom of the feet or between the toes are caused by the way you walk. There are many contributing factors, which can affect the severity of a corn, such as the lack of fatty pad on the balls of the feet, which quite common amongst older patients as the fatty pad deteriorates over time. The majority of hard corns will develop over the metatarsal heads because these are the highestpressure areas on the feet and cannot be avoiding when walking. A Podiatrist can alleviate the pain associated with a corn by simply removing the hard skin over the affected area, however the corn will return over a period of time and in these circumstances regular ongoing treatment is required. There are other long-term solutions, however the type of treatment can vary depending on

the patients footwear, activity and also affordability. Most people know that arch supports can help with overall foot comfort, but arch supports are also beneficial in re-directing weight off of the balls of the feet, thereby slowing down the development of corns. The type of footwear worn will determine if this type of treatment is suitable. Another very popular method of re-directing weight away from a painful corn is to make a detachable pad. This type of treatment is very successful in alleviating the pain associated with a corn, however not every podiatry clinic does this type of treatment. At Proarch Podiatry this is one of our specialties and it is much cheaper than making an arch support. Best of all it can be used in any type of footwear. A detachable pad can easily be slipped on and off the foot, however the only limitation to this type of treatment is the patient must be able to get to their feet or have someone that can assist them. For More information please telephone Proarch Podiatry on 5456 2562

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Suncoast Community Care Suncoast Community Care is providing a new and real choice for people residing within the Sunshine Coast community, allowing you to remain living in the setting of your choice. We believe in four main principles: Individuality – Services are developed to your unique requirements, ensuring that as circumstances change, we can respond. Involvement – Valuing the involvement of you and your family/friends in determining how your care will be provided Independence – Enabling you to remain as independent as possible, while providing assistance and encouragement Innovation – We are continually searching for new initiatives to support you and your lifestyle

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Noosa ME/CFS/FM THE Noosa ME/CFS/FM (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue/ Fibromyalgia) Support Group will hold their next meeting on July 14th at 224 Eumarella Rd. Weyba Downs starting at about 10:00am. This month we will have Jill Peart, Naturepath, supplying information on the NES system (Nutri Energetics System) with the hope that some members may get some relief from their many aches & pains. Please come along and enjoy a cuppa. If you require any further information call Sandy on 5471 0039.


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IN May, the Breathe Ezy Support Groups of the Sunshine Coast presented 6 games to Dove House, the palliative care unit of Caloundra Hospital. Due to our illnesses we can spend much time in hospital ourselves and know that having games to pass some of this time can be of benefit mentally. Breathe Ezy are support groups for people who have various forms of Lung diseases and these impact on the quality of their lives. These Support Groups have regular meetings with special guest speakers. The experience that is created is one that allows the suffers to live a much

better lifestyle. You meet people who are friendly, helpful and all suffer with COPD, along with their carers and family or those who live on their own. We can all benefit from shared experiences. Breathe Ezy is attached to The Australian Lung Foundation, which assures us that we are kept up to date with the latest medical advances in the treatment of Lung conditions. The Support Groups meet in the first week of each month at Caloundra Monday, contact Isabelle 54 915703; Maroochydore - Monday, contact Tom 54 431584, Nambour - Friday, contact Cathy 54 467706 all starting at 10am to 12noon.

Sunshine Coast Heart Foundation Walking DID you know that 60 free Heart Foundation walks occur each week across the Sunshine Coast region? The Heart Foundation walking program is Australia’s largest network of free community based walking groups coordinated locally by the Sunshine Coast Council. To find a walking group near

you, view the Heart Foundation walking groups listing on council’s What’s On Guide, narrowing your search by selecting the ‘Healthy & Active’ category or contact council by phone. Joining a walking club is a great way to get fit and healthy while having fun and making new friends.

ToneUP® is not a weight-loss product. It’s a unique body composition change formula containing Lipovor. Designed especially for seniors, ToneUP® may help you to reduce body fat, enhance lean muscle mass, fight fatigue and increase stamina. Lipovor’s active ingredient contains a substance that also occurs naturally in your body which is essential for energy production. Clinical trials using Lipovor’s active ingredient to change body composition have resulted in: • Significant improvements in the •reduction Significant of improvements total fat mass in the of total fat muscle mass • reduction An increase in total •mass An increase in total muscle mass •• Decreased Decreasedphysical physicaland mental fatigue. and mental fatigue.

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HEAL TH HEALTH Dying with Dignity

Winter warning for eyes WITH temperatures plummeting across the country, Optometrists have warned the public to stay vigilant when it comes to their eye health during the winter months, especially if spending time in the snow. Optometrists Association Australia (OAA) Queensland and Northern Territory Division President Shannon Smith said, “Even though the sun might not feel as hot during winter, ultraviolet light can still damage eyes even in grey and overcast conditions.” “Nearly half of Australian adults fail to regularly protect their eyes from UV damage. “Accumulated UV exposure can lead to cataracts, macular degeneration (a leading cause of blindness) cancer and pterygium (a fleshy growth on the cornea). Even short bursts of unprotected UV exposure can lead to pain, irritation and sensitivity to light. “All exposure to UV radiation, regardless of how short, adds up in the longer term so it’s really important to keep those UV-protection sunglasses on throughout the winter months”, Ms Smith said. Queensland families heading to the snow this sea-

son should take particular note of the potential dangers of not wearing correct eye protection. “Photokeratitis or ‘snow blindness’ as it is commonly known can occur when the sun reflects off the snow and into your eyes while skiing, snowboarding or playing on the slopes,” said Ms Smith. “Symptoms can include a scratchy feeling in the eyes, pupil constriction, sensitivity to bright lights, tears and twitching. “Anyone experiencing these symptoms should see their family Optometrist immediately, however the best way to protect your family against this painful and damaging condition is to ensure everyone wears UVprotection sunglasses or snow goggles at all times.” ABOUT THE OAA The OAA is the peak professional organisation for Optometrists in Australia. The OAA aims to provide leadership to the profession, promote high standards of optometric care and act as an advocate for the profession and the community on matters relation to eye care.

DYING with Dignity, is that a subject which interests you? Do you want choice in your ‘end of life’ decisions or are you content to leave this important decision in the hands of politicians, your doctor and family? Discuss the aims and objectives of the Dying with Dignity Queensland organisation and how to reach those goals; how to pursue ‘My life, my choice’ and listen to the news regarding what is happening in other states and countries toward legalising end-of-life decisions. Why not attend a meeting of the Sun-

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shine Coast branch of the organisation held on the third Wednesday of each month? Our meetings are free and our next meeting will be held on Wednesday 21st July, at 2pm at the CWA Hall in Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore. A guest speaker from Queensland Aged and Disability Advocacy will be present at this meeting. Parking is available at the door and afternoon tea will be served. Inquiries to Joan (Membership Officer) on 5443 5576 or June on 0402 989 433 or email;

Noosa Hospital, 8.30am – 1.30pm. Monday 12th Currimundi Medical Centre, 7.30am – noon. Tuesday 13th Caloundra Hospital, 9am – 1.30pm. Wednesday 14th Woodford Library, 9am – 1.30pm. Wednesday 14th Coolum Library, 9am – 1.30pm. Thursday 15 th Noosa Civic, 8.30am – 1.30pm. Wednesday 21st Chancellor Park Market Place, 8.30am – 1.30pm. Thursday 22 nd Kawana Shoppingworld, 8.30am – 1.30pm. Phone 1800 052 222 for further information or website

SC Arthritis Support Group THE Sunshine Coast Arthritis Support Group will meet at 12.45pm on Thursday 1 st July at Maroochydore Neighbourhood Centre, 5 th Avenue, Cotton Tree. Our guest speakers will be Adrian Hubner, Naturopath & Fiona Brady, Pharmacist.

The topic is use of alternative medication and prescribed medications for arthritis. Please contact Mary on 5441 2259 or 0403 339 057, Jeanette on 5443 7446 or 0413 482 147 or Bev on 5457 3338 for further information.




Once in a lifetime tour of North America WORLD DISCOVERY TOURS has put together a once-in-a-lifetime tour of North America with the mature traveller in mind. Something new and different will greet travellers on each of the 60 days away. The tour departs Australia on 01 September 2010 and is escorted from Australia. The tour will take in the awe inspiring vistas of Niagara Falls, National Parks, the great cities and man made attractions. The cities to be visited include New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, Boston, New Orleans, San Francisco, Memphis, Nashville, Williamsburg, Chicago and Orlando, The landmarks visited will include The Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Kennedy Space Centre, Mt. Rushmore, Bear Country USA, Butchart Gardens, As we are in the south , we will talk a walk down Giant Redwoods, Athabasca Glacier, Deadwood, Bourbon Street in New Orleans and through the Home of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane , Tatanka French Quarter to experience it’s fascinating mix of – Story of the Bison. Carlsbad Caverns and Kittyhawk Cajun and Creole cultures. In Nashville enjoy a Dinner home of the Wright Brothers at Kill Devil Hills. cruise and show on the General Jackson Showboat Among the National Parks visited will be the Grand and experience your stay at the Gaylord Opryland Canyon, Monument Valley, Yosemite, Banff and Hotel Jasper, and there will be a ride on the Athabasca Glacier You will also have the opportunity to visit on the Ice Explorer on the Columbia Icefields. Disneyworld in Orlando , Florida especially Epcot While in Los Angeles , you will get the opportunity Centre , “the Experimental Prototype Community of to tour Universal Studios, and Disneyland as well as Tomorrow” You will also have an opportunity to take travelling through Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, and an airboat ride through the reeds at Christmas ., Florida the Avenue of the Stars – Hollywood & Vine. At World Discovery , we are sure that this tour will From here the tour heads south of the border to the leave you with great friends, wonderful memories and Mexican border town of Tijuana where you can “ stories that will last a lifetime. If you have already shop till you drop” with a stop at the Crystal Catheseen Disneyland and the USA’s west coast then you dral on the return journey. can fly to Vancouver and include Alaska instead The tour takes in the southwest with it proceeding Another escorted option is to join the end of this into New Mexico, through Carlsbad, Albuquerque , tour spend 3 nights in Las Vegas and 3 nights in Los Lincoln County of Bill the Kid Fame, Durango and Angeles – fly to Miami and join the Norwegian Star the San Juan Skyway for a cruise through the Panama Canal back to Los Which is part of the Million Dollar Highway. Angeles. 24 days return air travel, all meals & In Memphis, we will be visiting the home of Elvis entertainment on the cruise fares from $6995 per Presley, “ Graceland “ and the Garden of Remembrance person. Depart 29 October 2010 , the final resting place for Elvis and his family. We Refer to World Discovery Tours advertisement in this will also visit Sun Studios and the Martin Luther King issue. For further information call World Discovery Museum in Memphis – site of his assassination. Tours on Toll Free 1 800 645 055

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2011 River Cruising ‘Guest Desks’ UCANGO Travel has just announced specials for the 2011 European River Cruising and will be holding one on one information sessions to discuss options and savings available. River Cruising has become one of the most popular ways to see Europe in recent years and as such bookings are already being taken for the 2011 season. Ucango Travel will have an expert from the five star Scenic Tours and three-and-half star Evergreen Tours

in house on selected days over the coming month as part of their River Cruising ‘Guest Desk’ campaign. The Guest Desk allows travellers to sit down with an expert in a one-onone format and go through all highlights, options and savings available in the 2011 ERC calendar. However, due to the one-one-one format bookings are extremely limited. Visit your local Ucango Travel, call on 1300 822 646 or email for reservations or more information.

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and China ensure a culture rich in diversity with a fascinating range of festivals, architecture and cuisine. Respect, tolerance and a knowledge and understanding of each other’s beliefs makes Mauritius unique in the fact that everyone lives in harmony with all being first and foremost

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HOLIDAY & Leisure Experience the real Japan I N C R E A S I N G L Y, travellers to other countries want to experience the true culture of the area they are visiting. Not for them a western style hotel or food that they could have back home. For those who choose to walk in the footsteps of the people who actually live there Destination Management is the ideal small-group tour organiser. Phil and Evelyn Harrison from Maroochydore (pictured) have been on three different tours to Japan with Destination Management. A semi retired architect, Phil finds great enjoyment, peace and tranquility whilst staying in traditional Japanese Ryokans.

Often situated alongside mountain streams or surrounded by forests full of gold and red autumn foliage, these charming alternatives to western style hotels give guests a true Japanese cultural experience. Evelyn, an accomplished chef in her own right says, “I just love the banquet dinners that the Ryokans provide every night.” “Each meal offers guests the chance to try about 15 different dishes, each one being a work of culinary art. Japanese chefs consider that food should be a sensation for the eye as well as a pleasure for the taste buds.” Phil likes to relax in the Japanese Onsen or hot spa baths. Some of the Japanese baths are

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actually an outdoor rock pool, located within a beautifully manicured landscape garden. “Having a bath in a spa tub on your own bedroom balcony or on the roof of your Ryokan,

Visit China and Taiwan with the experts THE International Flora Expo in Taipei is considered as the Olympics in the horticulture industry. Set to open on November 6th, 2010 it will feature a theme of “Rivers, Flowers, New Horizons”, and Taipei is being transformed into a city of gardens. There will be magnificent floral displays and ancient cultural rites to observe, so it will be a wonderful time to be in Taipei. Mandarin World Travel’s 9 day ‘Around Taiwan Island Tour’ takes in not only the Flora Expo but all of Taiwan’s historic and cultural sights including the beautiful Sun Moon Lake (where the east side of the lake looks like a sun and the west side looks like a moon), the Shilin Night Market with its wide variety of dishes, including teppanyaki, dumplings and oyster silk noodles and Jioufen, the old

centre of gold mining. Of course you won’t want to miss Taipei 101, the tallest building in the world, but there will be time because the tour leaves you ample leisure time to explore as you wish. For those wanting to visit China in the beautiful season of autumn, not only can you choose from several tours of varying length but there is the added bonus of being able to visit the fabulous World Expo in Shanghai. MW Travel can organise for your China tour package to include a visit to this spectacular site. MW Travel are the specialists in organising and operating small groups throughout Asia. Full details of the tours to Taiwan and China are available by calling Mandarin World Travel on 1300 842 688. You can also obtain information from

whilst watching sunset on Mt Fuji, is truly inspirational,” said Phil. The volcanic thermal waters that flow through the spa baths are reputed to cure all ailments from fatigue to wrinkles!

Evelyn and Phil have visited Japan in autumn, winter and at cherry blossom time and are planning to return yet again to Japan on another tour with Destination Management.

Calling all Harry Potter Fans THE ‘Wizard’s Express’ steam train will go to the Great Hall at Eltozer Castle, Gympie on Saturday 03 July 2010. To join the train, arrive at old Gympie Station by 2.30pm where the ‘Talking Hat’ will give details of which platform to go to, then jump through the wall to find the steam train and take allocated seats on the Wizard’s Express. At 3pm the Wizard’s Express will depart Gympie to travel down the Mary Valley to Amamoor where the steam locomotive will be turned on the turntable before Professor Grumblebum requests the return journey to the Great Hall at Eltozer Castle Gympie to see an exciting magic show by Professor Bumbledorf. Then to a wizardly feast outside the Great Hall. Travellers - young and old - will be expected to come dressed as a Harry Potter favourite character and travel on the train with dragons, witches, wizards, magic broomsticks, Professor Grumblebum and Hagrid and maybe even a few friendly rats ! Cost is Adults $35.00 per person and children $25.00 per person (aged 4 to 14 – those under 4 are free unless they want a seat on the train, the goodies bag and food…. then they are also $25.00). To book onto the Wizards Express please contact the old Gympie Railway Station on 07 5482 2750 and say you want Hagrid to book your seat on the train!

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Be part of the planning scheme team COUNCIL is calling for nominations for a community focus group, whose members will provide input into the new Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme and help to shape the region’s future. The group of 10 will provide key advice to council and its planning scheme team during the preparation of the new scheme. Statutory and Regional Planning portfolio holder councillor Russell Green said that council is committed to ensuring the new scheme reflects the community’s expectations. “The new Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme will determine the land use in our region for many years to come – so it is extremely important that the community stays involved every step of the way.” Cr. Green said. Council has been out for consultation twice since work started on the new scheme and now is in the process of drafting the scheme. However, there will be questions raised along the way and it is envisioned that this focus group will help to

provide the answers, plus generate any new ideas or provide a new perspective. The community focus group will be a diverse group of local people who collectively bring together a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and skills in topics relevant to the new scheme. “I encourage anyone who has an interest in future growth on the Sunshine Coast to nominate for the community focus group and play their part in shaping the future of our region.” The community focus group will be bound to a strict code of confidentiality in respect to the content of discussions at the meetings and any papers agendas or minutes associated with the activities of the group. Nominations close at 4.30pm on 5th July, 2010 and can be lodged at any council service centre. Visit from Thursday 17th June for information on the role of the Community Focus Group, including the Terms of Reference and a nomination form.

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The Joy of Singing Workshop auditions for New World Rhythm IN this workshop you will enjoy singing with the group in wonderful harmonies from around the world, including gospel, folk and the rhythm and sounds of Africa. Experience the joy and freedom of creating your own harmonies through the exciting sounds of A Cappella music. Everyone Welcome! Then why not try out for the ‘New World Rhythm Choir’? The workshop will give you a taste of what our choir sessions are like! So stay on for these fun and easy group auditions which will be conducted af-

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1.2 tonnes of greenhouse pollution per person per year,” Mr Baltais said. “Recycling at Lifeline makes double sense as it’s good for the environment and profits help those in need.” Queensland Conservation Council’s Ryan Dillon said Queensland’s water footprint from the con-

AIMED for children 8-12years (must be accompanied by an adult) An opportunity to spend some quality time together, this adult and child paint workshop will give you time to laugh and play together while creating a fabulous artwork. Using lots of colour, and different tools to splat, splash and spray you will be delighted at what you

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Emily was looking at an old photo. “It wasn’t such a big family for those days,” she said. “I had twice as many brothers as sisters.” Bill commented, “That sounds a lot.” The old lady smiled. “Well, my brother Don had as many sisters as brothers.” How many kids were in Emily’s family?

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can create. The session will be held on Thursday 1st July from 10.00am – 2.30pm at Pomona Memorial Hall. Bring old painting clothes and your own lunch. Cost for adults $25.00 and children $15.00. Price includes morning tea, canvas and paints. To register phone 5485 2427 (Pomona & District Community House)

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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 Retirement Village Association of Australia 1800 240 080 Seniors Enquiry Line 1300 135 500 Department of Veteran Affairs 133 254 Veteran Affairs Network 1300 551 918 National Information Centre on Retirement Investments (NICRI) 1800 020 110

HOME & G ARDEN GARDEN Buderim Craft Cottage Fabric Art and Surface Design Group THE talented fabric artists at the Buderim Craft Cottage will this winter be presenting their 4th Biennial Exhibition of wearable art ‘Visions IV’. This year’s Visions IV exhibition and sale by the Craft Cottage’s Fabric Art and Surface Design Group in July is set to be the most spectacular yet with internationally experienced artists all working to present garments created especially for the event. Fabric Art and Surface

Design Group President, Lyn Gooch said the group has 20 members, all practicing textile artists working in many different mediums, silk, wool and cotton. “Our members produce exquisite art to wear, textile pictures and wall hangings. These works use many techniques, hand dyeing fabrics, machine and hand embellishment, Nuno felting, Shibori-traditional and modern,” Lyn said. “A wearable art garment may take weeks to

complete. A work will begin with an idea, a unique design,” she said. “Just imagine starting with that idea, having to start with a white piece of silk or other fabric, then having to hand dye and sometime machine embellish it before drafting your own pattern and hand making it to complete your ideas. “You may then realize why members of the group become obsessed with their work.” Everyone is welcome to

come along and see this year’s unique designs with the exhibition to be held in Buderim Craft Cottage Atrium Gallery with the invitation-only official opening on Friday 16th July at 7pm. The exhibition will then be open to the public on Saturday 17th from 9am to 4pm, Sunday 18th from 9am to 3pm, with the gallery display open all week and the following weekend, Saturday 24th from 9am to 4pm and Sunday 25th from 9am to 12 noon. The Buderim

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THE annual Monster Bookfest will be held on Saturday 10th July, 8am to 4pm and Sunday 11th July, 8am to noon, at Caloundra Arts Centre, 5 North St Golden Beach. Books of all kinds will be available for bargain prices as well as DVDs, videos, games and puzzles. The bookfest will benefit Karingal Place Aged Care Hostel in Caloundra so bring along your own bags and fill them up with bargains. Delicious morning tea will also be available.

IF you would like to learn Pottery or any Needle Craft, visit Petrie Park Crafts Ass. on Petrie Park in Nambour. Our motto is ‘Enjoyment of Crafts with Friendship’ Mondays, Needle work, patchwork, crochet & other crafts; Thursday for Handwork Pottery; Gas firings. Our yearly fees are low & anyone is welcome to visit or join our groups. Our building has Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays available for any other groups who wish to use the rooms. Phone Marlaine for Needle work on 54416852 or Heather for Pottery on 5446 8217

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OUR meetings are held in the Immanuel Garden Community Hall, Magnetic Drive, Buderim on the first and second Wednesday of the month from 12.30pm to 3.30pm and the third and fourth Tuesday from 9am – noon. Please contact Diane on 5443 1104 or Anne on WHITE Collar Pets – dog collars and leads get grimy 5443 4344 for further information. and greasy over time. Scrub with a solution of BC and warm water or soak in solution. Also works with the plastic toys your pets love to gnaw on. Onion odour eaters – remove onion and garlic odour from wooden or porous surfaces by sprinkling BC on a damp cloth and rub it onto the surface. Rinse with POPULAR Channel 9 Today Show personality water or leave for half hour for stronger smells. Georgie Gardner has kindly given permission for the Sweeter Tomatoes – Sprinkle a little around their Seniors newspaper to print her famous lamb shanks roots regularly from first planting. The BC will reduce recipe. ‘Thank you’ to Georgie and, to all our readers, the acidity and make them sweeter to eat. Rough enjoy! patches – hard skin on the elbows, knees and soles Ingredients: and heels of the feet can benefit from BC. Mix to a 4 lamb shanks paste and rub into the affected area to leave the skin 1 bunch baby carrots feeling softer. 1 bunch onions Courtesy of ‘The Comet’ 500ml vegetable stock Half a bottle of red wine Fresh oregano A few bay leaves Brown the shanks in an ovenproof casserole dish; then add the stock before adding the carrots and WHY not come and try something different at our onions. Add the wine and herbs. Put the lid on and craft centre.We will show you how to design small place in a low to moderate oven for a minimum of 2 tiles into a colourful mosaic,or try your hand at needlepunch or bunka embroidery,very different from hours, but as long as 5 hours. Serve with mash, blanched green beans and the re- normal embroidery. Got lots of photo albums you never look at,come and mainder of the red wine! learn how to put them into book form by digital down load We have a very good tutor for our Acrylic painting class which is very why not come and have a look it’s a very friendly atmosphere. ln July a Creative Writing class will be starting. If you Go to website are interested in joining, please ring 5479 1517. We are open every Wednesday 9 30 to 12 30 at Maroochydore Community Hall, 97 Memoriala Avfor details enue, Maroochydore.

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Craft Cottage is at 5 Main Street, Buderim, behind War Memorial Hall on corner Church and Main Streets. Entry is by gold coin donation. Lyn (07) 5445 6113 or Jill (07) 5477 6029. Lyn said this year’s Visions IV exhibition would feature the group’s challenge display of ‘Wearable Art with a futuristic theme’. There will also be a display of work from the Maroochydore High School year 10 Textile students.

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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Guilty or not guilty? HAVE you ever wanted to sit on a jury, hear all the evidence and decide if the accused is guilty or not guilty. Now is your chance. In the latest BATS Theatre Co. Inc production, you as the audience member get to vote on the guilt or innocence of Sir David Metcalf (played by Paul Barrs). In the Act 1, Sir David finds himself locked in legal combat with his old rival Anthony Blair-Booth QC (Richard Luscombe) as he defends himself against the charge of murdering his terminally ill wife – Lady Metcalf (Sharon Grimley). After a tense and gripping courtroom scene, Act 1 ends just as we are about to hear the jury’s verdict. During interval each audience member has the chance to cast a vote. Act 11 takes us back in time to the Metcalf family home and the fated night of Lady Metcalf’s death, and ends with a surprising twist. At the

end of each performance, one audience member will win a Double Pass to BATS next production “Scenes From A Seperation” coming up in October. The show opens on Friday July 23rd at 8pm in the Buderim War Memorial Hall and evening perfor-

mances continue on the 24th, 30 th and 31 st with a matinee on Sunday 25th at 2pm. Don’t miss out – book now on 54452515 Website: www.bats Tickets: Ad $18, Conc $16, Members $14, Group 10+ $10

Win a free meal at a great restaurant! THIS month our Restaurant of the Month feature continues. On these pages you will find highlights of some of the fine dining to be had on the Sunshine Coast. Many of the restaurants have special deals or seniors discounts – and to make it even more tempting, readers have a chance each month to win a $50 voucher to be used at our featured Restaurant of the Month. It’s simple to enter the giveaway - just

locate the ‘icon’ in one of the advertisements in our entertainment section pages and write the name of the advertising restaurant on the back of an envelope, together with your name and a daytime contact telephone number. Mail it to ‘Restaurant of the Month’, Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper, PO Box 1062, Tewantin, Q 4565 to arrive by 16 July 2010. The first entry out of the barrel will win someone a delicious meal!

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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Voucher winner to sample some fine dining at Villa Noosa Hotel! OUR new feature ‘Restaurant of the Month’, with readers invited to enter our monthly $50 voucher give-away, has its first winner. Kath Hunter (from Meridan Plains) and her chosen companion will be able to take their pick from a tempting lunchtime menu at Villa Noosa Hotel in Mary Street, Noosaville. Well done Kath! The Hotel is very centrally located, so Kath may perhaps do a little pre-lunch shopping in the area and, after a great meal, there will be the opportunity to stroll down to Gympie Terrace and take in the sights of the serene and picturesque Noosa River. For those readers who were not fortunate enough to win the voucher it’s worth the trip to Villa Noosa. Newly

updated and renovated, the Hotel offers a relaxed setting with quality food and beverages at competitive pub prices. You can choose to eat ‘al fresco’ or in the indoor dining area – and the chefs pride themselves on serving the best steak and freshest seafood in the area. There is a great new menu too, and seniors are offered a 10% discount on all meals! At Villa Noosa you also have the convenience of being able to stock up on your favourite wines, beers and spirits right next door at Dan

Murphy’s; avail yourself of the courtesy bus if you wish and if the grandchildren are with you there is plenty to absorb their interest, with a games room and mini cinema. If you like a little flutter, take your pick from Pub TAB, gaming and Keno. The staff at Villa Noosa pride themselves on their service, presentation and attention to detail and will always do whatever they can to help make your visit there an enjoyable one. Contact: 5430 5555.

Kawana Seniors Citizens, the friendly seniors club

THE Kawana Seniors have had some very good Sunshine Coast musical artists entertaining them this year. There is such a wealth of talent out there willing to entertain seniors, for which we are grateful for. The groups receive a standing ovation every time they perform. Next outing for the our club is a trip on the Brisbane City Cat, then a tour of Newstead House, with lunch at the Breakfast Creek Hotel nearby, then ‘Christmas in July’ at Headland Golf Club, and in August a BBQ on Somerset Dam. Bookings are being taken now from the members and especially all the new ones, who have joined the club lately. Cost of being in this friendly club is just $3.00 per morning & yearly subs of $5. Each morning you will receive a lucky door ticket that could win you spins on our wheel or one of 2 fruit trays. There is a meat tray raffle also. Periodicals and

books are available for you to take home, too. The Kawana Seniors, start at 9.30 am on Thursday mornings with musical entertainment for 1 hour and a delightful morning tea to follow. Games are then played throughout the morning. Join this very friendly senior’s club, who meet at the Kawana Community Hall, just behind the Kawana Shopping World in Nanyima Street, Buddina, near the Kawana Library. Phone Bob Caves President, on 5493 5510 for any enquires, about this very active Senior’s Club of Kawana Waters. If you are lonely, come along and meet other local seniors and join in the fun. We welcome all the new members lately, who have come from all over the Sunshine Coast - Mountain Creek, Glenfields, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Minyama, Buddina, Warana, Bokarina, Wurtulla, Currimundi and Caloundra.

Caloundra Lighthouse Square Dancing Club On Monday 21 st June, Caloundra’s Lighthouse Squares Square Dancing Club celebrated 30 years as a club. Their resident caller David Smythe, has called overseas and interstate on a regular basis and together with co-caller Rod Dinte who is a Queensland State Caller, call a challenging and fun program for the club dancers. David said, “that the average square dancing life of a dancer is around 5 dancing years. However we are very privileged to have members who have been with the Club for 22 years, 20 years, 19 years, 16 years, 15 years, 14 years and 12 years”.

Members celebrated 30 years as a club

Certificates and Life Member badges were handed out to 4 couples who have danced 10 years with Lighthouse

Suares. Square Dancing is a wonderful healthy activity. Walking to music, sharing fun, friendship and laughter.

Mr. Smythe stated that the Club had been involved in organising three State Conventions and a National Convention.

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‘Let Us Entertain You’ . . . Crossword Solution Across 9 AIR CONDITIONERS: Cooling systems (air con ditioners) with hydrogen (h) are good for your hair (hair conditioners) 1 0 SPOTTER: Sentinel (key) watches the skinhead potter 1 2 WINSOME: Charming (winsome) - this sounds like (homophone indicator) it comes before you lose some (win some - lose some) 1 3 BAY WINDOW: Glass-covered protrusion (key) confused (anagram indicator) the bawdy wino 1 4 SHIFT: Move (shift) the chemise (shift) 1 5 COLLECT: Congregate (collect) for a short prayer (collect) 1 8 YEARNED: Longed for (key) what the youth leader earned 2 1 MEANS: Intends (means) to have the where withal (means) 2 3 UTILISING: Applying (key) the crumpled (ana gram indicator) suiting to the Italian (il) 2 5 BLENDED: Combined (key) and bl.ed around the end 2 6 BANSHEE: Has been a disturbed (anagram indi cator) Gaelic spirit (key) 2 9 COUNTERMEASURES: Shop bench tapes (counter measures) cause defensive reactions (countermeasures) Down 1 BATS: Cracked (bats) rackets (bats) 2 TRIO: Tape real images of the top (initial

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indicator) threesome (key) 3 DOCTRINE: Edict Ron turned into (anagram indi cator) philosophy (key) 4 ADORED: Possession (hidden indicator) Chad or Ed idolised (key) 5 STOWAWAY: Put by (stow away) for the illegal passenger (stowaway) 6 BOUNDS: Leaps (bounds) the borders (bounds) 7 DEVOTION: Love (devotion) prayer (devotion) 8 ASSENTED: Acquiesced (key) with the donkey (ass), specialist (ent) and newspaper chief (ed) 11 PLATO: Go back (reversal indicator) to the anecdotal posturing of the Greek philosopher (Plato) 1 5 COMEBACK: Return (come back) with a riposte (come-back) 1 6 LEAVE OUT: Exclude (leave out) but don’t put it away (leave out) 1 7 THUNDERS: Hide (hidden indicator) cloth under ship’s booms (key) 1 9 AVIDNESS: Dave sins with wild (anagram indicator) enthusiasm (key) 2 0 ERNIE: Wise (Ernie Wise) boy’s name (Ernie) 2 2 SEDATE: Calm (key) but erratic (alternate indicator) steadfastness 2 4 IMBUES: Saturates (key) in mint butter until every shell opens (initial indicator) 2 7 HARE: Share in the oversupply (omission indicator) of leveret (key) 2 8 ERSE: Short (omission indicator) verse in the Celtic language (key)

Back to the Ballroom THE SCCB’s next dance is titled ‘Back to the Ballroom’ and will start at 7.30pm on Saturday, July 10 at the Kawana Community Centre, Nanyima St, Buddina. Under the baton of Musical Director Ken Chadwick OAM, this band of approx 40 members will delight their dancing and listening audience with mainly 50s and 60s tunes, with singers Alan Winter, Bev Gourlay and Aart Schouten. Tables for a party of up to 12

people are just $120 if they are prepaid. Bookings are definitely recommended, so contact Aileen on 5446 5031 or email Individual bookings or entry at the door will be $15 per person. It’s BYO drinks and glasses, nibbles and then party the night away! For future SCCB events, check out their website http:/ /

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P.O. Box 1062, Tewantin, Qld. 4565 Fax: (07)5474 4975 Email: ALUMINIUM ROOF/BOAT RACK suitable 4WD. $420 ONO, ARB air pump $30. Ph. 5479 2329. ANIMAL CLIPPERS, Oster size 10 blade-1.6mm shave. Safe for dogs & cats. Blade of choice for poodles, spaniels, setters and terriers. Ex.cond. $150. Ph. 5446 6220 Maroochy River. AVIATION HISTORY 1935 rare printed material on C. Kingsford-Smith including last photo ‘smoking in cockpit’. $250 or offer. Suit museum. Ph 0413 661 299. BBQ ‘BENJA’ 4 burner with gas bottle GC $200. Ph 5449 7563. Tewantin. BED BASE single ensemble GC $40. Ph. 5493 6554. BLOWER VAC ex cond. Near new hardly used. $80 ono. Ph.5446 3267 mob 0407 159 664. BONDCRETE for sale 10 litres $40 ono. Ph. 5492 4830. BOOK dance band era A.McCarthy, 1971, $20 also 5 magazines, English bands history $20, Tweed Heads or plus COD post. Ph. 0413 661 299.

BOOKCASE large solid pine stained 180h, 140cm w, 25cm d, VGC, downsizing, $190. Ph. 5476 8673 Buderim. BOOKS Mills & Boon and similar type novels the last 110 for $20. Ph. 5491 5238. BREVILLE CAPPUCCINO coffee maker, in good condition, complete with instruction book $35.00. Ph: 5443 9557 Maroochydore CABINET metal storage 1.06m lockable waterproof. $120. Ph. 5491 2272. CAMPING FRIDGE 3-way Ex Cond. $190 2 Burner gas camping stove $20. Ph 5442 4983 Noosaville. CARAVANNING electrical & cooking equipment, sleeping bags, shelving, tables etc. make an offer. Ph. 5479 2329. CHEST OF DRAWERS with framed mirror back ex.cond. $60 Ph. 5493 6554. CLIPLOCK ROOFING or Wall Iron. 15 sheets, 3.9m x 0.4m. GC $150 the lot. Ph. 5478 6332.



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COMPUTER Pentium 4,2.8Ghz,80Gb disk, 512Mb ram, dvd burner, winxp, 17"crt monitor, keybd, mouse, help with local setup. $170. Ph. 5492 1786. Pelican Waters. DINING ROOM CHAIRS, 4 wooden frame and arms, Scandinavian style, striped fabric, GC $25 ea. Ph 5474 3291, 0412 823 217 Noosa Waters. DINING TABLE 4 chairs hexagon table. GC $60. Ph,5446 3267. Mob 0407 159 664. Nambour. DINING TABLE metal. Glass top, seats 6 $50. Ph 5478 9654. Palmwoods. DINING TABLE square solid timber 140cm x 140cm seats 8 GC downsizing, $310. Ph.5476 8673. Buderim. ELECTRIC HOT WATER system 280 litrs. GC $250.ono. ph. 5477 0459. Buderim. ELECTRIC LIFT/RECLINER chair, lifts to walk out position, ‘Brampton’ model, with hand control, corduroy type fabric, vgc paid $1200, sell $400. Ph 5448 1326/0417 194 343. Peregian Beach. ENTERTAINMENT UNIT new cond. 11 storage spaces L&R adjustable towers tinted glass doors adjustable for TV W1970 x H1250 x D585 pull apart 5 sections new$1250, sell $456 ono. Ph 5445 5612. FOUR WHEELS FOR 4X4 white steel rims 6 stud, with tyres (205R16 8ply) 1 third tread. Rims in VGC. $50 the lot. Ph. 5446 6130 Maroochy River. GARDEN POTS (3) attractive small concrete, large cream, medium black. $6 lot. Ph 5492 2902 Golden Beach. GIFT CARDS small, ribbon embroidered, some set with jewels and beads 50c each. Ph 5437 3250. GOLF CADDY electric with battery. Only used a few times, due to ill health. $500 ph. 5492 1627. Caloundra.

GOLF CLUBS ladies complete set quite new. $200 ph 5492 1627. Caloundra. GOLF CLUBS with buggy would suit beginner. $ 5492 1627. Caloundra. GREETING CARDS assorted varieties of original design with envelopes. Birthday, Get Well etc. ph 5437 3250. GREETING CARDS handmade ‘Prick Point’ in many patterns & colours. Quality card stock used. $3 each with matching envelope. Ph. 5437 3250. GUM BOOTS adults size 9 $12. Ph 5456 2609. Mob 0408 721 725. HALOGEN work light. Telescopic frame extends to 120cm. one lamp: aluminium housing, safety grill, horizontal & vertical adjustments. $15 ph. 5476 2080. HENSELITE LAWN BOWLS no 5 with bag. $35. ph 5492 0906. Mob 0429 082 482. HOLLAND BLINDS melcium backed heat resistant light beige. Large size (W 5’9¼” x drop 5’ 1½”) (W1,758mm x drop 1.560mm) New $130 sell $65. Small size (5’9¼” x drop 3’3½”) (1,758mm x drop 1005mm)New $125 sell $60. Sell both $100 ono. Ph 5445 5612. INCONTINENCE panty/ pads Hartmann multicare brand size large 24 opp for $30. Ph 5491 5238. INSINKERATOR Model 553B, little use, in good condition $50 Ph: 5443 9557 or 0427 677 726 Maroochydore JANOME overlocker 4 thread Ex.cond very little use. In box with instruction book and has differential feed. $350. Ph 5438 0461. Little Mountain. KITCHEN HUTCH small 1820h x 850w x 320 d fair cond. $55. Ph 5476 4642.

KODAK easy share printer dock paid $99 sell $50 ono 07 5456 1316. LAMP TABLES pair of large modern style $50 the pair. Ph. 5493 6554. LEATHER WORK tools and leather $50 ono. Ph 07 5456 1316. LG LAPTOP COMPUTER windows xp, professional, service pack 3, intel/r Pentium /rm processor 1.6ghz, 798 mhz 504m of ram. Internet/ ready. $250 ono. Oh 5456 2609 or 0408 721 725. LOUNGE 2 seater GC $245. Ph 5449 8138. Tewantin. LOUNGE CHAIRS in yellow macrosuede x 2, 1 rocker recliner, 1 standard lge footstool to match. Solid only 5 years old. Mob 0418 861 337. MICROWAVE SAMSUNG as new paid $150 sell $120 ono. Ph 07 5456 1316. MOWER lawn 4 stroke $150 ono ph 5449 8138. Tewantin. MOWER ROVER 450mm cut quantum 4 B&S engine fair condition $100. Ph 5476 4642. Burnside. OVER TOILET $114. Never used, brand new. 07 5447 3761. Noosa Heads. PNEUMATIC ratchet jockey wheel for caravan $80 ph 5492 0906. Mob 0429 082 482.

PICTURE FRAMING mitre cutting cramp Marples ridgway mr6807. Hardly used. Less than half price $25. Buderim 5476 8673. PLANTS for sale agaves small and large $5 to $25 two large variegated yuccas in pots $25each. Ph. 5492 4930. QUEEN SIZE DOONA covers with pillow cases ((4) good quality $15 ea. Ph 5477 0459. Buderim. RAINBOW RESORT at Rainbow Beach for a 1 B/ room 4day/3nite midweek stay or 3 day/2nite wknd stay $299. This includes the voucher and resort costs, no more to pay, valid 30.6.2011. Big savings. Ph. 5478 6332. RECLINERS new pair black leather recliner chairs $800 pair will separate. $450 each. Ph. 5441 3060. RECORDS LPs incl Victor Sylvestor, Doyly Carte, Bruckner, Mozart, GC. $3 each. Ph 5492 2902. Golden Beach. SEALY POSTUREPAEDIC classic collection corniche QS plush/mattress. Sense and Respond support system. Orthopaedic Designed. VGC $450 ono. Ph. 5478 6332. SEWING BOX large, polysize and tool, garbage disposer plug, screwdriver (long handle) $ 5492 2902. Golden Beach.

SHOWER CHAIR $100. Never used, brand new. O7 5447 3761. Noosa Heads. SINGLE BED with bookcase bedhead slat base single Sealy mattress. GC. $50. Little Mountain. Ph 5499 6234. STIHL 08a CHAINSAW GC $99. ph 5492 0906. Mob 0429 082 482. SURF ROD 3.7mtr light weight ph 5456 2609 mob. 0408 721 725. TABLE FOLDING black top 180 long x 61 w x 5cm deep. hardly used. $25. PH 5499 6234. Little Mountain. TABLE round, double dropside polished solid timber and 4 chairs as new $275 ono. Mob 0412 244 494 or 5499 9583. Maleny. TV UNIT solid pine GC $155 ono ph 5449 8138. Tewantin. VACUUM CLEANER Power head, Hoover new approximately $215 sell $75 ono. Ph 5445 5612. WASHING MACHINE 6kg Hoover GC new water pump $200 5446 3267. Mob. 0407 159 664. Nambour. WASHING MACHINE Hoover 7.5kg. working well. $50. Ph 5477 0013. Buderim. WASHING MACHINE Simpson Eziset 5.5kg. VGC $250. Ph 0401 139 001 or 5477 0013. Buderim.

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SENIORS NEWS Cryptic Crossword Secrets by Barbara Gettinby Straight Clues Across 9 Cooling systems (3,12) 1 0 Sentinel (7) 1 2 Charming (7) 1 3 Glass-covered protrusion (3,6) 1 4 Chemise (5) 1 5 Congregate (7) 1 8 Longed (7) 2 1 Intends (5) 2 3 Applying (9) 2 5 Combined (7) 2 6 Gaelic spirit (7) 2 9 Defensive reactions (15) Down 1 Rackets (4) 2 Threesome (4) 3 Philosophy (8) 4 Idolised (6) 5 Illegal passenger (8) 6 Leaps (6) 7 Love (8) 8 Acquiesced (8) 11 Greek philosopher (5) 1 5 Riposte (8) 1 6 Exclude (5,3) 1 7 Booms (8) 1 9 Enthusiasm (8) 2 0 Boy’s name (5) 2 2 Calm (6) 2 4 Saturates (6) 2 7 Leveret (4) 2 8 Celtic language (4) Cryptic Clues Across 9 Cooling systems with hydrogen are good for your hair (3,12) 1 0 Sentinel watches the skinhead potter (7) 1 2 Charming - this sounds like it comes before you lose some (7) 1 3 Glass-covered protrusion confused the bawdy wino (3,6) 1 4 Move the chemise (5) 1 5 Congregate for a short prayer (7) 18 Longed for what the youth leader earned (7)

2 1 Intends to have the wherewithal (5) 2 3 Applying the crumpled suiting to the Italian (9) 2 5 Combined and bled around the end (7) 2 6 Has been a disturbed Gaelic spirit (7) 2 9 Shop bench tapes cause defensive reactions (15) Down 1 Cracked rackets (4) 2 Tape real images of the top threesome (4) 3 Edict Ron turned into philosophy (8) 4 Possession Chad or Ed idolised (6) 5 Put by for the illegal passenger (8) 6 Leaps the borders (6) 7 Love prayer (8) 8 Acquiesced with the donkey, specialist and newspaper chief

(8) 11 Go back to the anecdotal posturing of the Greek philosopher (5) 1 5 Return with a riposte (8) 1 6 Exclude but don’t put it away (5,3) 1 7 Hide cloth under ship’s booms (8) 1 9 Dave sins with wild enthusiasm (8) 2 0 Wise boy’s name (5) 2 2 Calm but erratic steadfastness (6) 2 4 Saturates in mint butter until every shell opens (6) 2 7 Share in the oversupply of leveret (4) 2 8 Short verse in the Celtic language (4)

Comedy and Consomme at The Indie A GENEROUS three course winter dinner combined with three very funny brand new plays, are the ingredients which make up Comedy & Consomme. Now in its fifteenth year at The Indee at Eumundi, Comedy & Consomme is a value-packed night out. Three new plays which deliver the laughs are played out by a top line cast and the food is great. The format is simple, a choice of soups then comedy 1, a choice of mains then comedy 2, coffee and dessert then comedy 3. There’s also a licensed bar featuring very moderate prices. Whether you’re making individual bookings or getting a group together, now’s the time to book. There are only four dinner shows, Friday and Saturday July 16, 17 and Friday and Saturday July 23, 24. There are also two non-dining Sundays, the 18th at 2pm and the 25th at 5pm. Dinner show tickets $37, groups of eight or more $35 and Sundays (non-dining) $18. The Indee is warm and welcoming and you’ll have a great night out. Book on 5472 8200.

Kenilworth Celebrates! Arts Festival is fast becoming the biggest Art Festival in Queensland.

Answers on page 48 THE tiny town [population 260] in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland now runs for nine days and includes all the ingredients of great entertainment for the entire Dear Readers, family. Only an easy 1.5 hour drive from Brisbane, a We apologise for the error in last months day in Kenilworth and the beautiful Mary valley is a crossword. The straight clues were not provided great experience for young and old alike. separately. Just a note: the straight clue always The theme “Great Art and Good Fun Go Hand in appears at either the beginning or the end of each Hand” attracts the best Tutors in Australia and 100 of our cryptic clues. This is a great tool when artists to the 4 day classes. The students range from learning to do these cryptics. beginners to professional artists and are attracted Trish Radge, Radge Publishing from all around Australia. People come back every year for the Art and the Fun. There are 4 exhibitions in 2010 including the $15,000 Kenilworth Art Prize, The $2000 LGI/KAC Trophy for the overall winner of the seven $500 categories of the general exhibition, A World of Wildlife of exhibition run by QWASI and the Bikers Exhibition. The festival also includes : 10 x 4 day workshops wit Tutors :- John Wilson, Ross Paterson, Terry Lewitzka, Jenny Kelly[Full], Karol Oakley, Sandra Temple, Barry & Lucy McCann, Brett Jones, John Corby and Gail Higgins. One lucky artist will win $500 of art supplies from Maleny Art Supplies Workshops will run Monday Sept. 27 to Friday Oct 1. • Beef Rissoles • Roast of the Day Street Entertainment - Markets - The Sunshine coast Orchestra - Time Line Short Film Festival - Music in Crumbed Calamari • Crumbed Reef Fish the Vineyard and Dinners each evening. Every artist should enjoy the “Kenilworth Experience” at least once. We are especially privileged this year to have the Kenilworth Celebrates! “A World of Wildlife”


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They’re off to see Snow White! OUR congratulations go to readers Val Honeywell and Barbara White who have each won a family pass to see Jally Productions’ new show “Snow White and the Seven Cool Dudes” at the J, Noosa and Lake Kawana Community Centre in July. This latest production, staged during school holidays, is designed to entice you along with grandchildren in tow for this entertaining and interactive show. Call 5455 4455 for bookings.

exhibition with QWASI artists demonstrating and president Sandra Temple has drawn up a canvas for a “Community Painting” and every person who attends this exhibition will be welcome to contribute a part. The Community painting will be auctioned at 5.30pm Friday Oct 1. We also welcome the involvement of LGI [Landfill Gas Management] who will give a $2000 cash prize for the work that the judges deem to be the best of the winners of the seven general categories in the LGI/ KAC Art Competition. This competition usually has up to 300 entries. A trophy made by Noosa Artist Peter Farkas valued at $700 will be presented to the winner of this Competition. Everybody has a great time at the Tutors Bar B Q at Bellbird Creek and the Sunshine Coast 40 piece Symphony Orchestra Concert The “Time Line” Short Film Festival will be showing in Two Hour sessions on Wednesday Sept 29 & Saturday Oct 2 from 10am For more Information visit our web site or phone Rod Bloomer 07 5472 3088.

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Crystal W aters Caravan PPark ark Waters

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FOR SALE Shop near High Traffic Businesses! For sale 57sqm vacant office space with wide shop frontage and signage in the middle of the popular Project Avenue Noosaville precinct. Located right next door to a busy cafe (servicing the Tradies who work in the area), with a hair dressing salon on the other side, and a nail technician business next to this business. Great value and great location - this won’t last long!

Offers over $200,000 + gst if applicable 58 Poinciana Ave., Tewantin

Contact Richard Locke 0433 237 422

SSC Lady 60’s WLTM gentleman 70’s, NS, FS, for friendship to enjoy bushwalking, camping, beach and national parks. I am a genuine nature lover who would like to explore our beautiful Hinterland and coast, with a like-minded companion. Ref 699 Christian lady WLTM 60’s – 70’s Christian gentleman NS, ND who is sincere, honest, caring, likes Church, music, reading, swimming and outings. Ref 701 Fred Astaire – where are you? I am a single lady 60-70 WLTM a man that would like to be a dance partner. I am slim and young at heart. Ref 702 Elderly lady WLTM gentleman NS, ND, 7080yrs young, capable of beach walking, swimming, good conversation – Caloundra area. Ref 704 Lady 50’s WLTM genuine retired gentleman, NS, SD, GSOH who is honest, affectionate, caring and considerate. Seeking real friendship and companionship VTPR. Interests are many and varied but include travel, reading and music. Ref 708

Men Seeking Women Mature gent (South African) 73 yrs young, NS, ND, 85kg healthy, caring, honest. Likes outdoors, fishing, golf, dining out, walks, 5’11 ½” tall. WLTM pref. tall lady, NS, social drinker OK to share those lonely days, VTPR. Photo if possible (will return). Ref 697 Unattached 59yo Caloundra gent slim build, 5’8" sincere, caring, affectionate, NS, SD, GSOH, enjoys life, good company, movies, music, walks, drives, dining and quiet times. WLTM lady with same 56-64yo.

Sharing life’s experiences. Friendship first, warming to relationship ARA. Ref 698 Hinterland guy, slim, tall, NS, SD, working FS loves the country. I am not bad looking, affectionate and caring early 60’s. Seeks a proportionate build lady with no hang ups and old fashioned values for a loving, mutually rewarding rest of life relationship in a modern world. I enjoy simple things and good manners. Ref 700 Life of SSC has been great, but I would love to share it with a sincere lady. John Masefield said “…. all I ask is a merry yarn and a laughing fellow-rover”. If that’s you and you’re F, NS, SD and no baggage, please reply so we can talk. Ref 703 Quality refined gent 73, WLTM affectionate, soft natured, nice appearance and lady. Must be NS, SD, age 63-68 years who enjoys music, travel, dining, movies, golf, swimming, reading who is genuinely looking for companionship and friendship. (photo appreciated, will return). Ref 705 WLTM approx 60yo sincere slim lady with positive attitude, preferably within the north SSC Hinterland area. I am clean cut gent, sincere, slim, 5’6", NS, SD, FS, humble easy going. I enjoy friendship, dancing, music, travel, sharing life’s experiences. VTPR. Ref 706 Refined active gent 80yo NS, ND, no drugs WLTM similar refined, honest, slim, active 70+ lady who would be interested in lawn bowls, car travel, occasional dine-outs. Genuine friendship first, VTPR Ref 707 How to Reply Place your reply in a sealed STAMPED envelope (please don’t write on this envelope). Enclose this envelope inside another envelope

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and write the reference number advertisement you wish to respond to and post it to “Seniors Meeting Place”, P.O. Box 1062, Tewantin. Qld 4565. We will then forward your message on to the person who placed the advertisement.

To place a FREE ad Send your free advertisement (up to 40 words) with your name, address and phone number to “Seniors Meeting Place”, P.O. Box 1062, Tewantin. Qld 4565. (No names, addresses or phone numbers are printed in the advertisements, only a reference number).

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Post advertisements to Property Section, Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper, PO Box 1062, Tewantin. Qld. 4565 by the 15th of each month. Private adverts only Conditions Apply

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Code: 2318

Stars of the Brisbane Cabaret Festival – Sunday 11 July, 2pm to 4pm, Nambour Civic Centre Join two of the stars of the Brisbane Cabaret Festival, Sandro Colarelli and Alison St Ledger, as they give an edgy interpretation of the work of revered composer Kurt Weill in Beggars and Pennies in the Street. This gritty and dangerous cabaret event is performed on the asphalt, beneath the stars. One not to miss. Don’t forget to pack a picnic, and bring a rug or fold-up chairs for the outdoor concerts and relax in the Sunshine Coast parklands. No special parking arrangements have been made, so the community is encouraged to arrive early or use public transport where possible. In the event of wet weather, tune into MixFM 92.7 for updates.

Women seeking Men

3 bdrms, plus study/craft room. Lounge has home theatre 10ft screen & aircon. 2 toilets, tiled throughout, ceiling fans, storeroom/workshop, rear deck overlooking trees. Pool spa, bowling green, community hall, bus at gate, shop, h/dresser, mins to beach & CBD. No exit fees.

$315,000 Neg Call Susanne 0411 666 850

Code 2331

Get out your picnic rugs and soak up the winter sun at free outdoor concerts across the Sunshine Coast to Sunday 11 July 2010 presented by Sunshine Coast Council. All musical styles will be covered, ranging from classics to jazz, salsa, rock and cabaret. The not-to-be-missed concerts will be staged at the following council-run venues: Fresh Notes at Kings – Sunday 4 July, 2pm to 4pm, Kings Beach Amphitheatre Music Association Sunshine Coast presents Fresh Notes at Kings, an exciting and original music experience, featuring three great local bands – Harri Bandhu & the BossaNova Cowboys, Khan and Marsden Lee’s. These new sounds will stir body and mind and invoke a journey of emotions on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

The Meeting Place

Code 2327

Council hosts free concerts

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