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Locals looking after locals

August 2012 - Issue 14

Tradies Ladies A N D Tips for your business, home and garden

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CONTENTS IN THIS EDITION 5. Local News 6. Cover Story - Bank of Queensland 7. Local News 8. In2Solar - Solar Rebate Scheme 9. Fishing Updates 10. Haymans - All your lighting needs 11. Business in Focus - Bundaberg Embroidery 12. Naturopathic Advice - Health 13. AllSafe- LED Lighting Advice 14. Rose Chapel Funerals - Diamonds 15. Tech Talk - Computer advice 16. Home & Garden - Gardening Tips 17. Recipe of the Month 18. Puzzles 19. Competitions & RSPCA 21. Community Corner 22. What’s On in August 23. Quick Reference Guide IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Emergency - 000 Police (non urgent): Bundaberg 4153 9111 Bargara 4159 1444 Fire Brigade (non urgent) - 4150 7999 Mon Repos Turtle Conservation Park - 4159 1652 SES Flood and Storm Assistance - 132 500 Snake Catcher - 0415 473 090 Wildlife Carer - 4159 6431 Bundaberg Regional Council - 1300 883 699 Bundaberg Base Hospital - 4150 2222 Ergon Energy: Power Outages 132 296 Emergencies 131 670

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With the weather starting to pick up and as we head into the warmer months people will now start to get outdoors and do those jobs they have been putting off, so to the businesses out there now is the time to put your name out there. If you market right you will stand out from the crowd and this will make you a successful business. If you want a no fuss solution to your marketing needs why not give us a call and we will only be too happy to provide you with top quality service with no hidden extras. Many businesses use Tradies and Ladies Magazine to help market their business for the following reasons: 1: We provide a friendly, professional service second to none. 2: We are very competitive with proven results and treat each individual business as an individual business. 3: We take time to understand your requirements and take the headache out of advertising. 4: We have a huge following within the Bundaberg region and readers

keep hold of our magazine long into the future, and are inspired to support the businesses in the magazine. Why not let us put a marketing package together for you that gets proven results. If you have a quote from any similar media in the Bundaberg region why not bring it to us and we will beat it (conditions apply). Until next time stay safe and happy. Kerry Davis Editor Locals Looking after Locals


‘Tradies & Ladies is by far the most effective form of print marketing that In2Solar invests in monthly. Daily, clients walk into the In2Solar shop with a copy of the ‘Tradies and Ladies’ magazine or call through and tell us they read about our business in the magazine. We will definitely continue to advertise and run feature articles in this locally owned and run magazine.’ Emma Slater, In2Solar

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Tradies and Ladies Magazine is distributed free to households in Bundaberg and the Coral Coast each and every month. However, if you missed your copy of Tradies and Ladies Magazine you can read it from cover to cover on our website: Magazines can also be picked up at the following locations: • SeaFm & SeaFM Cruiser • Bundaberg Historical Museum • Canteen Corner • AMS Computers • Avoca Garden Centre • Coral Coast Pharmacies (Plaza) • Last Stop Convenience Store • North Post Office • East Post Office • Bargara Newagency • Bargara Surf Centre • Innes Park Beach Takeaway • Burnett Heads IGA • Burnett Heads Oaks Shop • Elliott Heads Kiosk • Elliott Heads General Sore • Sharon Store • South Kolan Store • Avondale Tavern • Yandaran General Store • Baffle Creek General Store

Tradies and Ladies Magazine is published monthly where possible by Simple Solutions Marketing Pty Ltd. No responsibility is taken if Tradies and Ladies Magazine is unable to be printed/published monthly. All content and advertising printed in Tradies and Ladies Magazine is copyright to Simple Solutions Marketing Pty Ltd and may not be re-printed in or whole by any other publication without written consent from the publisher. ABN: 37 150 735 256

Disclaimer Tradies and Ladies Magazine may accept, amend or reject any advertisement. Tradies and Ladies Magazine gives no warranty to the reliability or accuracy of the advertisements placed in this magazine. Tradies and Ladies Magazine accepts no liability to any person and/or business in respect to any information contained in this magazine. Individuals should rely on their own enquiries.

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LOCAL NEWS Have you booked a table for the Spring cent sale? Is there something the community should know? Ph: 4151 1129

If you haven’t booked your table yet for Gracie Dixon Respite Centre’s annual Spring Cent Sale, you better get a move on as this year is going to be just as big if not bigger. With prizes totalling over $3,000 and still growing there is guaranteed to be lots of quality prizes available, including vouchers, kitchenware, linen, craft, toys, tools, grocery items and more. The cent sale will be held on Saturday, September 15 at the Bundaberg Civic Centre’s Supper Room. Doors open at 11.30am for a 1pm start. The $3 entry includes afternoon tea and a ticket in the lucky door prize of a HD TV, donated by Joyce Mayne. In preparation for the cent sale, Hannah Cobban, who likes nothing better than creating perfection on her sewing machine, has, for the past few months, been very busy making quality products including placemats, heat wheat bags, crocheted hand towels and face washers Charity Dinner & Show for this year’s annual Spring Cent Sale. Saturday, August 25 Don’t wait any longer, phone Lyn on 4130 Bundaberg Civic Centre 4120 to reserve your table today! All proceeds Doors Open 6pm • Dinner 7pm • Show 8pm person or group bookings 10 or more $60 per person go towards assisting Gracie Dixon Respite $65 per Tickets available from Ulton - Phone: 4154 0400 Book by August 22. Tickets not available at the door. Centre to continue its valuable service to the L community. Ulton is a proud supporter of the Cancer Council Queensland’s Relay for Life. All proceeds go to Cancer Council Queensland

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Bank of Queensland (BOQ) is a 137-year-old organisation with branches in every Australian state and territory. Listed on the ASX and comprising of three business lines of Banking, Finance and Insurance, its goal is to be the real alternative in Australian financial services. The BOQ difference, which sets it apart from the rest of the banks, is that its branches are run by Owner-Managers. So local people not only run the branches, they own them. Peter Glover, owner/manager of the Bundaberg branch of BOQ has over 25 years of banking experience. He is passionate about customer service and with a rural background knows that the needs of community in the Bundaberg region are different than those in bigger city areas. Therefore he is willing to go that extra mile to ensure his customers always receive exceptional personal service. Bank of Queensland offers the same level of security as any other Australian bank, which is to say is extremely high. No Australian depositor has lost funds as a result of the collapse of any Australian bank for more than 70 years. In fact, unlike the major Australian retail and investment banks, BOQ does not lend internationally and has no exposure to the poorer quality, or “sub-prime” mortgage lending which has caused such turmoil in international money markets. Bank of Queensland’s lending book is totally within the much more stable domestic market. Bank of Queensland has always placed strong emphasis on sourcing quality loans, rather than relying on a large quantity or slightly riskier loans, and BOQ’s level of impaired assets is well below the sector average. Another factor that sets BOQ apart from the rest of the banks is that you will get to know the bank manager’s name and he will know yours. “As an organisation that prides itself on customer satisfaction, we regard our face-to-face service offering as a key difference in the banking market,” Peter proudly states. “And as a customer of our bank, you can contact me at any time, any day of

the week.” In striving to achieve our objectives, the Bank undertakes to value and service its customers, look after its staff and partner with the community. At BOQ, its Community Investment Strategy focuses its community efforts on assisting young people by proudly supporting a range of ongoing programs aimed at making a positive impact on real issues affecting young Australians to help them be the best they can be. Various local sporting and non-profit groups also benefit from BOQ’s community involvement. It also has a range of staff initiatives to support its employees’ involvement in the community. You can place your trust and confidence in professionals who understand your needs. See how Peter and his friendly staff can help you take advantage of opportunities to tailor banking solutions for your business, your employees, your clients and, of course, your personal banking needs. So, if you are looking for a premium banking experience, come in and see Peter and his team at Bank of Queensland, corner Bourbong and Barolin Street, or give them a call on 4151 9650.

As Owner-Manager of BOQ Bundaberg, Peter Glover, prides himself on customer satisfaction and is looking forward to meeting you and looking after your banking needs.

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Celebrating 40 years of Tent Embassy

During NAIDOC Week members of Taribelang Bunda, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang and Bailai tribes joined with other interested members of the community to highlight the importance of culturally significant artefacts. The event was held at the Bundaberg and District Historical Museum, where many artefacts are kept. This special NAIDOC event explained the cultural significance of the Port Curtis Coral Coast region and

that the history is rich and to be kept safe so it can be to be told to one and all. Even though artefacts are housed in the Bundaberg museum, community support is being sought so that the artefacts can have a ‘Keeping Place’ of their own. Once all the speeches and talks had finished, attendees were treated to Kanga Bangas and Kangaroo Curry and rice and then went onto enjoy some boomerang throwing, weaving and other traditional activities.

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Taribelang Bunda Elder, Raymond Broome; Bundaberg & District Historical Museum coordinator, Chris Spence; Member for Burnett, Steve Bennett; Gooreng Gooreng Elder, Uncle Mervyn Johnson and CQ Language coordinator, Phillip Brown joined together to highlight the importance of having a keeping place for culturally significant artefacts.

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Let’s simplify what happened last month with the Solar Rebate Scheme and see what it means for you.

Last month’s sudden announcement that the Solar Rebate Scheme feed-in tariff was changing from 44 cents per kilowatt hour to 8 cents per killowatt hour sent both consumers and solar companies into a spin. All applicants that wanted to access the 44 cent feed-in tariff rate had until midnight Monday, 9th July, 2012 to lodge the application against the Scheme eligibility criteria. IES APPLICATION ► Must be lodged before a system is installed. ► Free to lodge with ERGON ► You do not have to pay a deposit/sign a contract or feel obligated to the company who assists you with the IES. Lodged prior to midnight 9th July, 2012 Eligible for 44 cent feed-in tariff. Wait for ERGON to contact you with the approved size system. Come down to In2Solar and have a look at some of the options with Pete and get an obligation free quote done.


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MONTHLY FISHING UPDATE July has come and gone with not much to show for it on the fishing front. The first half it rained and rained and rained. The sun finally came out the day before the new moon on the 18th, but just to spoil the party we had winds 15 to 20 knots. With the winds one direction and tides in the other direction, it made for frustrating fishing. A bloke named John at the town reach boat ramp put me onto what he called a parachute anchor! He uses his out the back of his tinnie after he has dropped his main anchor, so I bought one and fair dinkum it works a treat keeps the boat straight and perfect with the tide run, it also works a treat when drifting for Flatties. It looks like a canvas bucket with a hole in the end, they come in different sizes to suit your size boat, just drop it over the front of your boat on the drift and out the back at anchor, one bloke told me he uses a bucket the same way. Talking to some fishermen that did get out on a couple of reasonable days, they reported good catches of Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Black Kings, Snapper and some good runs of Spanish Mackerel. But the reports where, that as much as they all like fishing, it was an uncomfortable time. For those that ventured into the rivers and creeks it was a hit and Paul Box from Bundaberg Sports Fishing Club miss for July. In the Burnett the Bream was reported to be schooling and not too interested in feeding. Those that were hooked were of with a Queenfish good quality and size. Best baits used were Mullet strips and Mullet gut, plus yabbies. Best places to fish were close into the rock walls. Whiting are still about, mainly on worms and Yabbies, though you will have to search for them in the shallows mainly on a making tide. Flathead are also pretty thin on the ground, fish mainly in the shallows, long strips of whiting have been working well so has four to six inch plastic Gulps in white, hard bodied lures shallow divers in pinks and gold have also been successful. The mouth of the Burnett, Burrum and Baffle Creek have seen some good catches of Squid over the past few weeks mainly on top of the tide which was around late afternoon at the start of July. Good place for Squid is between the mouth of the Burnett to the lighthouse. At the dams some nice Saratogo have been landed at Cania, plus some nice Yellowbelly. News from other dams is that the Barra are starting to get bigger and are showing up in numbers mainly in the tree areas and the weed beds towards the shallows. Best baits here, I am told, is live bait. Looking forward to August the weather should warm up a bit so the forecast says, Lake Monduran fishing has picked up with some nice sized Barra about, they seem to come out the deep during mid-morning and feed in the shallows then move into deeper water mid to late afternoon. Most fish are around 80 to 90cm with one or two hitting the magic metre mark. The gold b52 is still a favourite floating lure and has been working the best, but make sure you are using a lure for the depth you are fishing. Most fish have been caught on hard bodied lures around the 50mm size. Best fishing times for August will be the first week with the full moon on the 2nd then the weekend of the 18th. Also try from Thursday 23rd to Monday the 27th, I personally have never liked fishing in August due to very small high tides. August for me is a time to do checks on my boat for the months ahead. September tides start to build to three metres. It’s the start of the Flathead migration into the creeks and river for breeding, the Chopper Tailor are about and so are the bigger ones as they start their run. The Salmon, which are running through Northern NSW and the Tweed, start arriving here in Bundy with the full moon in August and September being the best month. The best month for fishing for Flathead is October but more about that in next month’s write up. If you have caught any fish lately, email your pictures in to Tradies and Ladies for our brag board –


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Expert advice and quality products Haymans Electrical and Data Suppliers, located in Burrum Street, Bundaberg, have been supplying the local community and electrical contractors with quality electrical, data and lighting supplies since 1973. The staff at Haymans have a lot of experience in the electrical industry and are only too happy to assist you. With all of the regulated safety requirements, it pays to have the professionals on your side. Therefore Haymans can give you the correct advice you need and put you in contact with a reputable electrician, to ensure the electrical work you require is done safely and correctly. The team at Haymans are proud to provide this expert advice as well as supply quality products. No job is too big or too small for Haymans. From the supply of electrical contractor requirements, replacement bulbs, energy efficient lighting, data cabling, TV


antennas and accessories, Haymans has it all. Haymans has an extensive range of light fittings and lamps in their well-stocked lighting showroom. With energy efficient lighting their speciality, the team at Haymans can help you reduce your energy consumption and save money. Haymans can also assist you with domestic, commercial, industrial, project and sporting lighting. If you are building, renovating or adding to an existing building, Haymans can help you with all your lighting requirements. If you are unsure of exactly what you require the staff will point you in the right direction. So next time you are thinking of adding some light to your home or perhaps you would like to improve your TV reception or your energy consumption, call in and see the team at at Haymans Electrical and Data, 26 Burrum Street, phone 4152 2755.

Magpie season is here

Magpie season occurs between August and December. During a period of about six weeks, magpies are breeding and tend to be protective of their chicks. The male magpie may swoop on anyone who gets too near the nest. Usual warnings include beating their wings, clacking their beaks and occasionally pecking. The attack is usually limited to the magpie ‘defence zone’ around the nest tree. This is about 100 metres in radius. The bird’s aim is just to drive away the intruder, not to cause injury. A few simple actions can help: • Stay well clear of areas where there are nesting trees. • If you must enter the area, move through it quickly but don’t run. • Magpies are less likely to swoop if you look at them. Try to keep an eye on the magpie while walking carefully away. • Wear a hat and sunglasses or carry an umbrella for protection. • Bike riders should dismount and walk through the territory. Research has shown that the swooping stops when riders get down and walk. You may think you can outrun the bird but accidents can happen when cyclists swerve to avoid it. Fitting an orange traffic flag onto your bicycle as well as zippy ties attached to your helmet, can serve as deterrent. Remember, magpies will only swoop when there are chicks in the nest and they feel threatened. Be patient with them – they are only trying to be good parents.

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If you are looking to enhance your company’s image and visibility, why not do it with well designed embroidery from Bundaberg Custom Embroidery? Zari McEwan has 25 years of experience in embroidery and is able to help your company’s image by applying quality embroidery to all your work wear at an affordable price. Zari does not only cater to businesses, she can also apply embroidery to quilts, towels, caps, shirts, custom gifts and more. From the simplest logo to the most intricate design, Zari at Bundaberg Custom Embroidery can apply it to almost anything material. No job is too big or too small for Zari.

If you have a logo or design you would like embroidered, Zari can digitise the image by using computer software, which maps out the location of each individual stitch. The embroidery is then professionally done on a commercial embroidery machine. With personalised service, Zari will help you with all your embroidery needs. She will do it quickly and professionally without compromising on her workmanship, of which she is very proud of. To find out how Bundaberg Custom Embroidery can enhance your company’s image and personalise that special gift, give Zari a call on 0427 517 778.

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HEALTH ADVICE Naturopathic Information by Rebecca Lang BHSc (Comp Med) Digestive Enzymes I am as passionate about Digestive Enzymes as I am about Naturopathy as a whole. Unfortunately, many people have not even heard of them. Firstly, keep in mind that I would recommend Digestive Enzymes to most people before a multi-vitamin. Digestive Enzymes assist you to receive more nutrients from your food. We are a society of ever increasing digestive we need to listen to our bodies and treat the cause and not just the symptoms. Digestive enzyme in our body, break down food particles for storage in the liver or muscles. This, stored energy, is later converted by other enzymes for use by the body when necessary. We all know we have enzymes in our saliva, but we also have enzymes that are formed in our pancreas and intestines. We have enzymes to break down protein, starches and fatty acids. Many of us eat meals that contain protein, starches and fatty acids, such as the good old Aussie roast dinner or steak – potatoes, vegetables and gravy etc. Over time, our enzymes can become exhausted due to us constantly combining these three different food types. When our enzymes become exhausted we are unable to digest our food correctly. If you are only digesting half of your food correctly then you are only receiving half the nutrients out of that food. Undigested food sits in the

bowel pockets and ferments and turns into acid and can then convert to uric acid and sit on the joints. Undigested food also leads to food sitting in our intestines in larger molecules which leads to constipation, increases in food intolerances and food allergies, indigestion, reflux, flatulence, bloating, acidic systems, tiredness (your body takes your energy away while it is trying to digest the food) and a whole range of other health issues. Many of the digestive issues are then treated with anti acids, laxatives etc. In an ideal world, we would all change our diet and eat either, a protein, starch or fatty acid in each meal. But who is going to give up their roast potatoes with their roast lamb? Believe me, not many people will. This is where we can supplement with a digestive enzyme during these meals to assist with the body to break down the food. The best thing is, if you do this for a period of time, your bodies Digestive Enzymes are able to have a rest and will restore and then work better. So, most people won’t have to keep supplementing with the Digestive Enzymes forever. You may, however, choose to keep a bottle in the house for those times when you say “I am soooo full and I shouldn’t have eaten all of that” or “I knew that bread makes me bloated, so why did I eat it?”. You can then have a Digestive Enzyme to allow your body to break down the food quicker so you are less likely to be bloated and increasing

your risk of building up a food allergy or intolerance and acid. There is also research to show that proteolytic enzymes can reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. References for this statement are available upon request. If you are receiving chemotherapy or radiation, please consult with your GP, pharmacist or a qualified naturopath before self prescribing. Please note that not all Digestive Enzymes available at a retail level will be suitable for all people. I have done a lot of research of Digestive Enzyme supplements and find that only particular formulas work effectively. To contact Rebecca Lang for an appointment or supplement review: Bargara Beach Holistic Health Centre – 41 59 1834 Email: Website: Health Fund Rebates Available Coral Coast Pharmacies, Bundaberg Plaza Shopping Centre, Consulting on Wednesdays – 41 52 1110

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Things look brighter for solar

It is a truth in life that the only thing you can rely on is that things will change. Nothing could be more true in the energy efficiency industry. In the last few weeks we have witnessed some of the most monumental back flips by both the federal and state governments in regards to harvesting alternate energy that have ever been witnessed . Unfortunately, when faced with decisions which affect the whole country’s economic future, I guess some tough ones need to be made. If you are one of the fortunate ones that have been able to beat the deadline with your Ergon application, well done to you. From the frantic happenings in our office on “D” day I can only assume that there are many of you awaiting your approval letter. I would like to offer a word of caution. Don’t rush in and purchase the first system offered, especially if it comes from a telemarketer. We have had several Bundaberg people ripped off for many thousands of dollars for poor quality, badly fitted and inferior performance systems purely because they rushed in. If you are in any way unsure as to your position in any regard to your solar choice, come in to the shop end we are more than happy to help you through the confusion. As a further note we now have the very latest of solar panels ready for those of you who want to keep up with what’s new. Canadian solar has introduced the QUASI poly panel which, in short, gives you the best of both worlds being the high efficiency of a polycrystalline panel and the superior temperature co-efficient of polycrystalline technology. Feel free to come in and have a look. If your prospective supplier cannot supply you with this technology it’s not too late to switch. Look forward to seeing you. Ps If you missed out on making your application and think all is lost (watch this space)!

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ASHES TO ASHES, DUST TO DIAMONDS Love can be eternal and we all know diamonds are forever, so what better way to memorialise your loved ones ashes than to create a truly unique keepsake that can be passed down the generation. Just as in nature – where diamonds are formed by the earth heating carbon to immense temperatures under massive pressure over millions of years, Memorial Diamonds are made emulating almost exactly those conditions. We use carbon derived from your loved-ones ashes, hair or nails in a process that takes weeks rather than millions of years. The ashes can be from human or animal. Diamonds are basically carbon, compressed by the earth and formed over 3.3billion years at depths over 400 kilometres deep, molten in fantastic temperatures. Memorial Diamonds use the same process as nature – High Heat and High Pressure over Time. The human body is basically made up of carbon (and water and other minerals). The lab’ take the carbon, purify it and use it in

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Tech Talk & Tips Suzanne has written that the programs on her Windows 7 computer started misbehaving since her son used it last, and wants to know if there is anything she can do to solve this problem or does she need to take it to a computer store? Well Suzanne, I would suggest you try system restore, here’s what you do. First of all close down all programs, click on start and go to the search box, type in system restore and when it comes up on screen click on it, and follow the easy instructions, set the computer back to a couple of days before your son used it. The computer will automatically restart itself when it is done. If this makes matters any worse you can easily reverse it. Suzanne, you may want to take it to a technician if this does not solve your problem as it could have numerous problems that a technician cannot solve without looking at it. Due to the fact that the question I am most asked about is buying a new computer I thought I would try to explain the do’s and don’ts regarding this difficult and sometimes expensive process. I will give you the alternatives between the franchised dealers and the stand alone independents’, as you know AMS computers sponsors this article, so to be fair I will give you the advantage and disadvantages from both perspectives At AMS Computers the price charged for laptops includes the full setup; this is a lengthy process which includes the removal of temporary programs, setup of your Email account as well as installation of your internet, or wireless internet stick, if you have one. They also install Java, Adobe Reader, Flash Player, Anti-Virus and Office, download and install all the up-dates plus down load copy and burn the installation discs. They will also remove any or all of your personal information, data etc. from your old computer to your new computer, if possible. AMS Computers offer this service if you do not feel confident enough to go through this difficult and lengthy process yourself. As far as I am aware AMS Computers is the only computer store that offers this service at the point of sale. When you buy from the big franchised dealerships the first time your computer sees light of day from the manufacturer to you, is when you open the box. I saw an advertisement stating that their computers are

sold with an in store installation, upon further investigations it was found that they charged for this service $99 (not advertised) and it was then discovered that the person doing the installation was one of the floor salesmen who had little or no experience. This can and does cause loads of problems for you, the consumer, not to mention the frustration. Desktop computers from franchised dealers come the same way as laptops, you have to do the installation yourself, when you buy a new computer you want to be able to just take it home plug it in and play. Desktop computers built by AMS Computers however, are custom made for you, the customer as to your needs, they contain all the above, are fully installed and set up. AMS Computers back their product and are so confident with their quality these desktop systems even come with a five year, limited warranty. Another point to mention is when you pick up your new computer, unless it is from a Franchised Dealer, make sure you get your original copies of all your installed programs before you leave the shop, “that’s the law”, Service is another thing to consider, when you leave a franchised dealer with your new Laptop, usually that is the end of their involvement. Should you experience problems in the near future, it is up to you to deal with the supplier and then parcel and send it away, then chase it up for return, if you have photo’s or important documents on the computer they will most certainly all be lost! AMS Computers, on the other hand, will remove and store any information you may require saved and will even pack and send it away for you. Service is a factor that you should consider. AMS Computers has asked me to tell you that some franchised dealers have some great specials on at the moment and that they, AMS Computers, will do the set ups and installations professionally for you if required. Even if you have bought from somewhere else Here’s a few tips on installation, let’s start with installing Windows 7, 1- Click start, 2- in the start menu click computer, 3- click properties, the system window will appear, 4click activate Windows now, 5- click activate Windows online now, Windows 7 will then confirm it has been activated. Remember you

can only activate Windows 7 on one computer only. Now if you don’t have internet access just do the steps I have just told you above 1 to 5 wait a few moments and Windows activation will display a list of options, click on show me other options, if you have a modem on your computer use your modem to connect directly to the activation service but if you don’t have a modem, click the use the automated phone system instead. Windows 7 is a great program with many innovations that make computing fun and interesting for even newcomers to the world of computing. The staff at AMS have discovered a book that makes the transition from XP and Vista to Windows 7 much easier, “Teach Yourself Visually Microsoft Windows 7” they have it in stock for just $32 and this month when you purchase the ASUS i5 laptop (in Blue, White, Red) you get this book for free. In last month’s column I wrote - Quote “Once the dreaded Carbon Tax comes in prices on everything will go up and AMS like everyone else will have no option but to raise prices” Unquote. It begs the question then why someone would make a statement in Letters to the Editor (NewsMail) that AMS Computers is raising prices now! Nothing could be further from the truth! In the last six years petrol has near doubled, Public Liability and contents insurance has gone up by approximately 40%, wages have gone up, electricity prices have risen by approximately 40% and rates go up every year. During all this, AMS Computers’ prices have remained the same. AMS knows how tough the people out there are doing it and have absorbed all the extra costs themselves over this time. During the past six years AMS Computer Services has donated many computer systems to not for profit groups such as Make A Wish, Drug Arm, SES Volunteers, Lung support, Toy Library, Junior Air League etc., as far as they know they are also the only Computer store that accommodates young people for school based work experience. At AMS Computer Services, prices and their well known before and after service will remain the same. Locals, Looking after Locals. By the way the writer to the NewsMail is not and has never been a customer of AMS Computer Services!

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Why not design a perfumed garden? Spring is full of colour and lots of perfumed flowers. They can be as subtle as brushing past aromatic foliage to as tantalising as your senses desire. Make the most of making your garden an exciting place to be, full of interest. These are some of my favourites. Roses, roses and more roses. There is such a range of perfumed varieties around and these are just a Barbra Streisand few of the best. Barbra Streisand – has large attractive clear lavender colour flowers on long stems. Is a vigorous grower with an intense rose and citrus fragrance. Fire Fighter Fire Fighter – has rich velvet red flowers on long stems with an intense old rose fragrance. Ebb Tide – deep purple flowers with an intense clove fragrance. Elina – has light yellow flowers that fade with age with a beautiful fragrance. Other plants that are strong perfume performers are the incredible jasmine vines flowering abundantly in spring, the Brunsfelsia or Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow bush in beautiful shades of mauve and purple and also the abundant Ebb Tide citrus blossoms. These you can probably share with your neighbours as the aroma can be noticed from a short distance away. More subtle performers are the lavender varieties, gardenias or magnolias. The Port Wine Magnolia is a real best kept secret. The flowers are tucked away inside the compact shrub and not very noticeable yet walk past this shrub in flower and the perfume will attract your attention. Cardamom has a lush sweet fruity aroma with its foliage so pleasant when you are nearby or on a breezy day. This Elina looks perfect • Concrete Pool in a tropical or Balinese style garden or excellent in a pot for a modern look. Construction Don’t overlook all the herbs, a fun one is • Concreting the chocolate mint groundcover and yes • Fencing you can eat it! • Shades So this spring get out into the garden and take a good whiff and enjoy the aromas of • Free Quotes spring. QBSA 10194224

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1. Peel, core and quarter apples and slice thinly. Place in saucepan with cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of water, 2 – 3 tablespoons of sugar. Gently simmer until apples are just soft. 2. Preheat oven to 180°C. Combine the flour, brown sugar, butter and oats in a bowl. 3. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the walnuts. 4. Spoon the apple into an ovenproof dish. Scatter the crumble mix evenly over the apples. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Serve with ice-cream. Variation: Have fun experimenting with different ingredients in your Apple Crumble. Try these ideas: Add frozen blueberries or raspberries to the apple; replace the apple with fresh in-season fruits or drained canned fruits; or try using different nuts, such as pecans or hazelnuts, in the crumble. If you have a special recipe that has become a family favourite why not share it? Email them to: or post to: Recipes of the Month, PO Box 6353, Bundaberg East, 4670

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PCYC craft market

The PCYC Craft Market will be held on Sunday, August 12 at the Bundaberg PCYC, Maryborough Street. Why not come early and enjoy a great breakfast before checking out what all the stalls have on offer. Canteen opens from 7.30am with the market running from 8am. For more information, phone 4154 2813.

Spring cent sale

Gracie Dixon Respite Centre’s famous annual spring cent sale will be held on Saturday, September 15 at A car boot sale will be held on Saturday, September Bundaberg Civic Centre’s Supper Room. Doors open 8 from 7am at the Uniting Church grounds, corner 11.30am for a 1pm start. More than $3,000 in prizes so far. $3 entry. Lucky door prize HD TV donated by of Hughes Road and Blain Street, Bargara. Bring and sell or come and buy. Refreshments available. Joyce Mayne. Don’t miss out, book your table now. Bouncy castle. Everyone welcome. For enquiries and Phone Lyn 4130 4120.

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Bargara cent sale

Bargara Over 50s Social Club Inc. is holding a hoy and cent sale at 1pm on Saturday, August 11 at the Bargara Cultural Centre, corner Hughes and Watsons Road. $3 entry includes free afternoon tea. There are lots of prizes on offer, lucky door, raffles and whip-around. Every hoy wins a prize. Phone Thelma on 0403 639 733 or Sheila on 0418 785 489.

Markets over North

The Markets Over North are held on the first Sunday, of each month just past the Botanical Gardens on Mt Perry Road at the shipping container on the left (look for Market Ahead red flag) from 6.30am to 2pm. Huge assortment of bric a brac, plants, produce, household goods, furniture and more. Phone 0418 550 507 for more information.

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Sahaja Yoga Meditation spontaneously awakens a subtle energy within called the Kundalini and then the true state of meditation is easily achieved. It is a personal experience transforming the inner self. Free classes begin on Wednesday, August 8, 7pm at Walla Street Scout Hall. Phone 4159 7887 for information.

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What’s on for the month of August 2012

Bundaberg Quilters Exhibition August 3 - 5

Cane 2 Coral 8km & 5km Run & Walk Sunday, August 5

Bundaberg Civic Centre 10am - 4pm daily $6 adults, $5 concession, under 12 free Quilts, displays, raffles, lucky door & more

Ride on Mower Races Sunday, August 5

Bullyard Sports & Recreation Grounds 10am - 2pm $5 entry, under 12 free Canteen & raffles BYO Chairs

15km starts Quay Street - 7.30am 8km starts Kalkie School - 8.30am

CQUniversity Open Day Sunday, August 12

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Roller Derby Exhibition Bout Saturday, August 18

Extreme Zone Skate Centre, Burrum St 6pm

Moore Park Beach Festival of Arts August 17 - 19

Bicentenial Oval 9am - 4pm daily Art & photography displays, kite flying, sandcastle building, markets, entertainment & more.

RSPCA Cupcake Day Monday, August 20

All Day Register & host a cupcake party to raise funds for the RSPCA.

Bundaberg Multicultural Festival Sunday, August 26

Quay Street All Day Live entertainment, food aplenty, market stalls, displays and more.

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