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Locals helping locals

October 2011 - Issue 4

Tradies Ladies

A N D Helpful hints for your business, home and garden

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MONTHLY FISHING UPDATE September has come and gone and the fishing was a repeat of August with the catches running hot and cold. The tides at the beginning of the month were not the best, they started to come good mid-way between the first quarter and the full moon, with tides being two metres and building. This brought on a good run of Salmon both in the rivers and just off shore. The Burnett spots were centre river between Kirby’s wall and the old molasses wharf. Choice of baits were large sprat, netted near the boat ramp, large green prawns and white gulp fork tails, with a light weight sinker and hook. Similar methods also used on the beaches just north and south of Burnett Heads and the mouth of the Burrum, with some good catches reported. The high tide also livened up the Bream and Whiting, with all the rock walls fishing well, as well as the deeper holes up river of the town bridges, near the parks and caravan park. Strathdees, around Paddy’s Island and most yabby bank areas where also productive. Fishing was also good at the Baffle mouth, with some nice flathead pulled in and Whiting being caught just inside.

Tailor were also caught at the top of the tide at the mouth. Outside, fishermen have had some luck with Grassy Sweetlip being the order of the day along with the odd Cod. The artificial reef is producing Snapper and Cod, using pilchard pieces but only at night. It’s a different story further north, offshore from 1770, as Bundaberg Sports Fishing Club member, Kevin Charteris fished Lady Musgrave and around, over three days, catching Red Emperor and Trout. A good tip is if you are out for Whiting, Bream or Flathead, set your tackle to what you are after, concentrate on that species only, this includes your bait. Berleying - people just don’t bother to berley any more, yet it is proven time and time again that this is what brings in the fish. Here’s a method I use when you come back from a day’s fishing. Keep all the old bait, prawns, sprat etc. (the missus will kick up a bit of a fuss so freeze it on the quiet). When I am out shopping I buy old bread, bread is probably the best thing you can get for your berley. When you have enough, mix them all together with some tuna oil (take the heads off the prawns) using plenty of bread, then roll them into a tennis ball

size and freeze. Place a frozen berley ball, along with a rock or a sinker into a gauze bag, tie the bag to the back of the boat and drop it in, this will slowly break up and leave a bait trail for a fair distance which will bring the fish in. Next month we will talk about impoundment fishing, don’t forget the Lake Monduran Classic is on again on the second weekend in October (9th and 10th) and don’t forget your stocked impoundment permit if you are 18 years or over. I will also give you a great tip on putting prawns on a hook to catch Bream or Whiting, don’t laugh this “WORKS”. The next meeting and weigh-in of the Bundaberg Sports Fishing Club is at 4pm on October 9, at Burnett Heads Community Hall, Zunker Street, everybody is welcome.

Keith Wright with a flathead caught at Jumpin Pin, Kalinga Bank, using a Halco 9 inch hard bodied mulit-coloured lure with a purple back.


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Wow doesn’t time fly when you are so busy, it is already October and the wonderful weather is upon us. Now is the time to get outdoors and enjoy all we have on our door step. With this being our 4th edition I would like to Thank all the businesses who have submitted there articles every month to be published. This is a huge help to us, as we are only a small team and are not the experts in these fields and we do pride ourselves in giving the community the best

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information possible. The team from Tradies and Ladies Magazine are proud to be able to bring this great publication to the greater Bundaberg region. If you have an upcoming event give us a call, or email: editor@ we are only too happy to help. Until next time, stay safe and well and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Kerry Davis Editor Locals Looking after Locals


We have worked along side Kerry Davis since we arrived here, in Bundaberg, 18 months ago. She has been really helpful towards our advertising, but more so with Tradies and Ladies Magazine. Since advertising within this great little magzine, we have recieved numerous calls and new people walking in our doors to find out more about our products and services. Thanks Kerry! Reon and Ruth Bundaberg Mobility Centre

IN THIS EDITION 12 & 13 Cover Story 2. Fishing Updates Followmont Transport expands 5. Local Event 14. Rose Chapel Funerals 6. Home & Garden - Learn what plants are best for hedging 15. Tech Talk & Tips - Handy computer tips for everyone 7. Haymans Electrical 16. Bundaberg Mobility Outdoor lighting advice Centre - Great advice to help 8. Local News keep you mobile 9. In2Solar - Go green and 17. What’s On - Find out what’s save money, think Solar 11. Naturopathic Information - happening in the region Digestive Enzymes 19. Competition & RSPCA

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20. Recipes of the Month Delicious recipes for the whole family to enjoy 21 Community Corner - nonprofit organisation events 22. Puzzle Page - Codeword, suduko and activities for the kids 23. Quick Reference Guide Local tradies at your fingertips

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The 80s’ reunion party not to be missed! Were you at high school when frizzy perms were actually attractive, bubble gum jeans and shoulder pads were cool and the Rubix Cube, hyper colour T-shirts and lace gloves where all the rage? If you answered yes, then you would know, that the era was the 80s and Avondale Homestead Tavern wants you to relive this era in all its heady, flamboyant and seemingly endless glory for one night only on Saturday, 22 October. Catch the biggest and best Australian 80s’ stars together in one big show. See crowd favourites such as Sean Kelly (Models), Scott Carne (Kids in the Kitchen) and Dale Ryder (Boom Crash Opera), backed by an all-star 80s’ band including members of Boom Crash Opera, The Sharp, Big Pig and The Black Sorrows. Absolutely 80s is a fantastic road show born from the sold out Countdown Spectacular of 2006. The guys perform all their hits, in a two hour jam packed show with a bunch of Aussie 80s’ gems thrown in. Invite your friends and relive the excitement and pure fun of going to your favourite nightclub in the 80s! This is the only show to be held in Queensland, so for those who lived through it the first time and those uninitiated that wants to know what all the fuss was

about, Saturday, 22 October at Avondale Homestead Tavern (20 minutes from Bundaberg on the road to Agnes Waters) is the place to be for the ultimate 80s night. A courtesy bus is available from the Bundaberg Post Office (bookings are essential) and with free overnight camping, you can relax and really let your hair down. This is an over 18 event with tickets at $40 per person. They are limited and will sell fast so make sure you get yours now. Phone the tavern on 4156 1206 or Bundaberg Broadcasters on 4153 0800 to book your tickets and guarantee your place at the best 80s reunion party ever!

Dale Ryder, together with Sean Kelly and Scott Carne, will be rocking the stage at Avondale Homestead Tavern.

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(20kms north of Bundaberg on the road to Agnes Waters/1770) Saturday, 22 October - Gates open 6pm - Tickets $40 - 18+ Event Buses Available from Bundaberg Post Office, 5.30pm, 6.30pm & 7.30pm, limited seats. (early bookings essential) Free overnight camping. Book tickets through the Tavern 4156 1206 or Bundaberg Broadcasters 4153 0800 (credit cards accepted)

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As nice as the neighbours may be, we all love a bit of privacy and finding a suitable plant to achieve this can be challenging. Plants need specific requirements and sometimes the position can limit the choices you have. Take into consideration how much sun the area receives in summer or winter, if it is windy or has well drained soil and how much space you have. The full sun area along the fence line is relatively easy. A few suggestions are the Lilly Pilly,

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Hinterland Gold or Aussie Southern. They are easy to trim and a thick dense grower. Photinia Red Robin leaves a lovely red flush of new growth and Metrosideros Fijo Fire boasts a beautiful red orange flower puff and loves coastal conditions. All these shrubs grow well to fence height and can be lightly trimmed to maintain their height. A more awkward part of the yard can be the narrow side of the house. This area often has little sun except in the middle of the day so a good choice can be Camellia Japonica or Sasanqua, Gardenia varieties and Nandina Domestica (sacred bamboo). Climbers are another alternative planted in a decorative pot training it to go up and along the fence. For constant shade areas, the bamboo palm and Cordylines are very colourful or a mixture of tropical plants would suit. We are having so much fun here at Bundaberg Wholesale Palms & Plants. All the spring stock is in with beautiful Azaleas in flower, potted colour and a great range of Grevilleas. Roses in stunning bloom and fresh stock arriving regularly. Get outside, brighten up your garden and enjoy.

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ELECTRICAL AND DATA Transform your garden with energy efficient lighting

For years we have been developing ways to effectively save our environment through the reduction of carbon emissions, waste disposal and more recently through the removal of plastic bags. Another key step in the process is to change the way we think about lighting. Fluorescent lamps and LEDs are taking over our interiors, but outside ... LED lights are leading the way. With spring here and the nights getting warmer, now is the perfect time to think about installing or updating your outdoor lighting. Haymans Electrical can provide you with energy saving solutions and cost effective lighting to help transform your garden and enhance your outdoor experience. When designing outdoor lighting it is important to consider the purpose of the lighting along with the basic methods for achieving energy efficiency. Outdoor lighting generally serves one or more of these three main purposes: • For aesthetic purposes by illuminating the exterior of the house and garden. • To provide security by illuminating the grounds near the house or driveway. • To provide lighting on the porch, pathways and

driveway to help people navigate safely to and from the house. Some basic methods for achieving energy efficient outdoor lighting: • Use fluorescent, LED or high intensity discharge lights. • Consider floodlights with combined photo sensors and motion sensors in the place of other security lighting options. • Make sure outdoor light fixtures have reflectors, deflectors, or covers to make more efficient use of the light source and help reduce light pollution. • Use timers and other controls to turn decorative lighting on and off. • Use outdoor LED lighting where possible. High quality LED light will have substantial longer lamp life and will consume less power than traditional halogen spots. If you are looking to reduce your energy consumption and save money, make Haymans the first place you go. There are a number of products available on the market and it is hard to know what is right for you, let the staff at Haymans assist you with all your lighting design requirements, inside and outside. Phone the friendly team now on 4152 2755 or call into the showroom at 26 Burrum Street.



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Gold watch arrives back home after 70 years

Back in 1928 the citizens of Bundaberg presented a gold watch to their very own world champion sprinter, Tommy Miles. Mr Miles competed in the world championships held in Victoria in 1927, winning the world championship and setting the world record. During the championships Miles went on to win all four races, which no athlete has since repeated. To acknowledge their very own world champion, the citizens of Bundaberg presented Mr Miles with a gold pocket watch with the inscription: “Presented to T J Miles Esquire by the citizens of Bundaberg in recognition of the World Professional Pedestrian Championships – 13/6/1928”. In the early 1930s, Tommy Miles was in Victoria and had given this gold watch to a hotelier as a friendly gesture. A few months ago a family member of the hotelier discovered the watch and wanted it to be returned to its home town of Bundaberg. Discussions were made with Bundaberg and N

District Historical Museum to arrange for the watch to be back where it belongs. The gold watch, which is in perfect condition, has now been returned to the citizens of Bundaberg and is safe and secure at Bundaberg and District Historical Museum, which is located in the Botanic Gardens.

Tommy Miles was born in Bundaberg in 1905 and was the champion at the Stawell Gift in 1927 and earned the title of World Champion Sprinter in 1928. To recognise his achievements the citizens of Bundaberg presented Mr Miles with this gold pocket watch.

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HEALTH AND FITNESS Naturopathic Information - Digestive Enzymes We couldn’t write about a tea in this article, as I needed all the space to tell you about the most popular supplement I use in my clinic. 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. Rebecca Lang is available from her clinic at, Bargara Beach Holistic Health Centre by appointment only on 4159 1834 and is also available at Coral Coast Pharmacies – Bundaberg Plaza Shopping Centre most Wednesdays on 4152 1110.

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COVER STORY Followmont Transport – 28 years of covering Queensland


Followmont Transport Pty Ltd was established 28 years ago by Alan Salpietro and Bernie Tobin, starting out in a small office in Stones Corner, Brisbane. Initially founded as a company specialising in the delivery of magazines, newspapers and printed materials in Queensland, Alan and Bernie soon diversified into general freight. It was not long before the pharmaceutical, and many other industries, recognised the benefits of the express road freight service offered by Followmont, sparking a surge in growth that is still continuing. Today, Followmont has over 570 employees and runs a fleet of more than 500 vehicles throughout Queensland. Its growth has resulted in the opening of five new Followmont owned depots in the past two years, totalling 22 Company owned depots, including over 70 delivery agents throughout regional Queensland. Followmont is now the largest independently owned transport company in Queensland, and is the preferred Queensland carrier for many national companies and other transport businesses. In combination with a well-established network of local agents, including Bundaberg, many of whom have been with Followmont exclusively for nearly 20 years; the company depots provide an infrastructure that is unique within the transport industry in Queensland. With shuttles running nightly between the depots, and an extensive line haul operation, Followmont is ideally positioned to meet the express freight needs of all its customers. Followmont can provide complete solutions, tailor made for the requirements of its customers. The company can provide a complete transport solution for Queensland, utilising its unique network and infrastructure to deliver freight as efficiently as possible, saving clients time and money - a business principle that has proved its worth ever since the company was founded. Followmont offers an efficient and reliable service for the packaging, storage and distribution of printed matter combined with a general road freight and air service. This makes Followmont a very competitive force in the transport market being able to satisfy a wide variety of needs at the right price.

Because Followmont delivers newspapers and magazines to more than 1,500 newsagents and supermarkets, as well as pharmaceuticals, mail, bread, etc, to retail outlets throughout Queensland daily, Followmont is able to provide the same evidence and care with all your general freight requirements. Priding itself in good old-fashioned honesty, Followmont delivers its clients goods to the right place, at the right time and at the right price. The company’s experience in transport and in particular its awareness of time conscious product is paramount in its ability to live up to Followmont’s excellent reputation. The fundamental success of Followmont Transport has always been the hands on approach to all facets of the business by Alan and Bernie. To continue with that same philosophy, their sons, Anthony Salpietro and Mark Tobin have acquired a share in the business, providing succession and continuity to Followmont’s success and future growth.

Adrian Spann (owner director), Dana Houston (office manager) and Karl Spann (depot manager) are proud of the old-fashioned hands on service they offer as agents for Followmont Transport.

COVER STORY Love of trucks leads to successful transport business Fifteen years, ago a young 17-year-old Adrian Spann decided not to continue with his schooling and to follow his dream of being involved in the transport industry. Adrian always loved trucks, and would sit in his dad’s truck whenever he could and help out with the loading and unloading of the trucks. This is all Adrian wanted to do. When he finished Year 11, he decided he would just go for it. With his family’s support and encouragement, Adrian purchased his first van and began his own transport company, Bundy Supa-Roo Express. Starting with just a few local clients, word began to spread of Adrian and his hands on approach, and the demand for Bundy Supa-Roo Express grew. No longer able to run this business from home Adrian moved into premises in Enterprise Street, where he was able to cater to larger clientele and offer more services. This is when Bundy Supa-Roo Express became an agent for Followmont Transport. Becoming an agent for this well-known company meant expanding his fleet of one van to include two trucks and one forklift. Continuing with his old-fashioned hands on approach to his business, Adrian moved the ever growing Bundy Supa-Roo Express into the old APN printing depot on Production Street, comprising of 1,400 square metres. Fifteen years on, Bundy Supa-Roo Express has become a family operated business with

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Adrian’s brother, Karl (depot manager) and sister, Aneeta, who is also a vital part of the team. Even his mum and dad still get stuck in and give him a hand. In total Adrian now employs seven people, including his office manager, Dana Houston. Adrian’s fleet of trucks has grown to eight and his services now include distribution, storage, local pick-ups and deliveries as well as forklift hire. Specialising in express parcel, pallet distribution and time critical freight and offering an overnight service from Bundaberg to Brisbane and Mackay and all major towns in between. In addition to this, in approximately two weeks, a new run will begin, bringing in two more trucks and three more staff. If you want to make sure your items are delivered promptly and with good oldfashioned hands on service, phone: Bundy Supa-Roo Express/Followmont on 4151 7787.

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Tech Talk & Tips 1. Open Nero 2. Go to Data 3. Click add 4. Click on open my pictures 5. Select the pictures you want to add 6. Click the add button 7. Repeat this action until you have finalised your selection you want on disc then click close. 8. Click next, then click burn when it asks for a disc. Insert the disc and it will burn your photos to it. At the end of the burn click finish and it will bring up the folder with the pictures in it. 9. Choose photo and video in Nero Select make your own DVD video and click add files. 10. Navigate to where you put the file and select the file and click open. 11. When it has finished encoding, click next. At this screen you can choose the background for your DVD. 12. Click on the preview of the menu. You can then customise it by renaming and repositioning the button. 13. Click next 14. Click next again - in this preview screen you can test the buttons shown to see what they do on your remote control. 15. Click next again - this is the final screen, click burn, and all will be burnt to DVD. I have tried to make this exercise user friendly. I hope it helps some of you out there? That’s it for this month, if you have any questions send them by email to: Page proudly sponsored by AMS Computers

Some of the most popular questions I am asked are - How do I back up home movies, get pictures from my camera to my computer and, the biggest one is, how do I burn photos to DVD? I will get to these in a minute; everyone should get into the habit of backing up! If your hard drive crashes you LOSE everything, photos, email addresses, phone numbers, contacts the list goes on and it can become very stressful, it’s like losing your purse or wallet. As technicians, we can only do so much, sometimes we are able to retrieve some data, but it can get costly as it is very time consuming. Otherwise, if the information you need is extremely important, there are IT Tech departments which specialise and have the ability to retrieve most data. Okay, two ways to back up, one is to purchase an external hard drive and caddy for about $95 which includes everything such as a 500Gb HD, then it is as simple as two plugs and you are away. When you have transferred your information, just unplug and put it in the drawer. Next is to burn to a disc which, if you follow the instructions I am about to give you on burning Photos to CD, you can adapt to your data etc. First up for Trevor is how to… Backup your home movies 1. Open up the program called Nero Choose photo and video in Nero 2. Select make your own DVD video 3. Click add files 4. Navigate to the files you require 5. Select the file and click open

6. Once it has finished encoding click next 7. At this screen you can choose a background for your DVD. If you click on the preview of the menu you can then customise it further by renaming and customising the buttons. 8. Click next 9. Click next again - this is a preview screen where you can see what button does what on the remote control by just clicking on it. 10. Click next - you are now at the final screen, click burn, and the files you chose will now burn to DVD. Mike wants to get photos from his new camera to his computer 1. Attach camera to computer through the USB cable (usually supplied with digital cameras). Wait and a window will come up asking you what you want to do 2. Choose copy pictures to a folder on my PC 3. Click next - this will then bring up a preview of all the pictures on your camera 4. Click next - there is a box around the middle of the page called delete pictures from device after copying them, tick this box if you no longer want the pictures on your camera 5. Click next - it will now begin copying the pictures from your camera to your computer 6. When it has finished, just click finish and it will bring up the folder with the pictures you chose in it. Clair wants to put photos etc. on to a disc for her mum

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With summer approaching and to enable you to enjoy the outdoors, whether it is shopping, going to appointments or just to socialise, it is important that your scooter or powerchair is maintained. One of the most important factors in maintaining your mobility scooter in good working order is to ensure that it is serviced at the recommended intervals. This will ensure not only good working order but also that the scooter is safe to use. There are however a few things which can be undertaken to help maintain mobility scooters: Keeping It Clean By lightly cleaning the scooter, with a damp cloth, you will help prevent dust, dirt, grit etc getting into any moving parts and causing wear and tear. Keeping It Dry It is inevitable that your scooter will get wet, but by drying it as soon as possible afterwards, can help prevent rust setting in. Try to avoid your mobility scooter getting wet as that can cause damage to the electronics. Maintaining the Batteries Ensure that you follow the manufacturer’s guide to charging the battery. This will ensure that you receive the maximum travel range when using the mobility scooter but also extend the life of the battery. Read the Manual Carefully Take care to fully read the manual which will give useful tips and advice on how to maintain your scooter. Ensure regular servicing to prolong the life of the scooter. It may be possible for the technician to undertake the service at your home to ensure you will not be without your mobility scooter for a long period of time. As with a car, regular servicing is beneficial both for your aid as well as peace of mind. Give us a call to book in for your service - Safety is a Priority! Another important thing to think of this summer is to stay shaded, so why not consider having a canopy and bag fitted to your scooter. We also have a variety of accessories to help make your life easier such as cup and cane holders, oxygen carriers, cushions, extra mirrors, scooter covers, just to name a few. Pop in and have a look at what we have, if we don’t have it, we can order it in for you. If you have any questions about mobility aids, please email them to: so we can endeavour to answer them (Please include your name and phone number).

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valid until 30 November, 2011

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Have you got a special event coming up next month? Ph: 4151 1129

What’s on for the month of October 2011

1st - 31st: CRUSH: A Celebration of Regional Arts 1st: Bundy Busk – CBD, 10am to 12pm 1st: Bundaberg Arts Festival Gala Event, Bundaberg Civic Centre, 6.30pm 5th, 19th: Lifeline Community Care Workshops 5th, 19th: Carers Support Group Meeting, CWA Hall, 10am to 12pm 5th: Light the Night Walk, Nielson Park, 5pm 7th: Bundaberg ARAFMI Support Group Meeting, School of Arts Building,9.30am 7th: Trivia Night, Coronation Hall, 7pm 8th: Alloway State School Fete - 125 Years of Aiming for the Best 8th: Legacy Charity Dinner, Bundaberg RSL 8th: Apple Tree Creek Markets, Apple Tree Creek Sports Ground, 7am to 12pm 8th, 16th, 24th: Young Mums Group, Mira’s Café, Bargara, 2pm 9th: Bundy Pink Bears sponsored paddle down the Burnett River 9th: PCYC Community Craft Markets, 8am 12th, 26th: Centacare Workshops 12th: Dementia Cafe – Café 1928, Botanic Gardens, 9.30am 12th: Lone Fathers Support Group, 79 Woongarra St, 6pm 14th - 16th: Sydney Travelling Film Festival, Moncrieff Theatre 15th: Coral Coast Home & Life Expo, Bargara Cultural and Community Centre 15th: Eumundi Markets & Sunshine Plaza Bus Trip 15th: Bundy Swap Meet & Markets, Agro-Trend Grounds, 6am 16th: Rum City Rods & Customs Car Show, Jayteens park, Bargara 16th: Rum City Motorcycle Club Race Day, Bingera Weir Track, 9am 16th: Commemoration Service - Lions Remembrance Park, 10am to 11am 16th: Gin Gin has Talent, Gin Gin RSL, 1pm 18th: Childers Craft Bazaar, Isis Cultural Centre, 8.30am to 2pm 19th: Homestay Support Program - Trash & Treasure, Alexandra Park, 9am to 3pm 22nd: Anglican Parish Fair, 8.30am 22nd: Historic Burnett Heads Lighthouse open to public, 9am to 12pm 23rd: Bundy Rumble Toy Run, Riverside Parkland, 9.30am 26th: All Abilities Sports and Health Expo, Bundaberg PCYC, 9am to 12pm 28th: CHOPPER at the Moncrieff - Heath Franklin, 7.30pm 29th: Power from the Past Car Rally, Bullyard Hall, Bucca Road, 8.30am to 4pm 29th: The Lighthouse Festival - Burnett Heads, 10am 29th: HEAT “Halloween” Dance Party, Spinnaker Bar & Restaurant, 8pm 30th: 2011 Property & Lifestyle Expo, Bundaberg PCYC, 8am to 12pm Go to the Bundaberg Regional Council website for further details: (correct at time of printing)


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For your chance to win a $50 voucher, kindly donated by Bundaberg Wholesale Palms and Plants, find the letters hidden throughout the pages. Solve the word, write it on the entry form provided below and post to: PO BOX 6353 Bundaberg East Q 4670 Or you can enter via email to: Please ensure to provide your name and phone number. Submit your entries by Wednesday, 26 October for your chance to win. Good Luck!

ENTRY FORM Word: Name: Phone: Email: 26 Kleins Road, Bundaberg Phone: 4155 6631


RSPCA Adopt A Pet

Hi my name is Raskels. I am a one-year-old, desexed, male tabby and I am looking for a loving home. I absolutely love attention. With plenty of pats, cuddles and food, I would become a terrific addition to any family. If I have been lucky enough to find a home by the time you see this, I do have plenty of friends here looking for a loving home, so please come and visit me or my friends at the Bundaberg RSPCA or visit the RSPCA website: Remember a pet becomes a part of your family, we are loving and loyal, so please choose wisely.

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Looks like our letters mysteriously disappeared from the pages last month. We do apologise for any inconvenience caused. The word was Wiggles. However, we are still giving away a voucher and decided to give the voucher to the first person who alerted us to this problem. The voucher goes to Rianna Fitzpatrick. Thanks Rianna! We guarantee that there are letters to be found this month.

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Got a recipe you want to share?

If you have a special recipe that has become a family favourite why not share it? Send your special recipes to us and we will endeavour to publish it in our monthly recipe page. To submit your recipes email them to: or post to: Recipes of the Month, PO Box 6353, Bundaberg East, Q 4670


Crispy Honey King Prawns

1/4 cup sesame seeds 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 tsp fine salt 1 cup ice-cold beer 800g green king prawns, peeled, deveined, tails intact 1/2 cup rice flour Vegetable oil, for deep-frying 100ml honey 2 shallots, very finely sliced


1. Heat a small frying pan over a medium heat. Add seeds and toast for 1 minute, or until golden. Set aside. 2. Put plain flour, salt and cold beer in a medium bowl and stir gently to combine. Dust peeled and deveined prawns in rice flour and put on a plate. Pour oil into a medium pan over a medium heat to a depth of 4cm. Heat oil until hot (180C). Dip prawns in beer batter, add to pan and cook, in batches, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towel and set aside. 3. Put honey in a small pan over a low heat and heat until warm. Drizzle over prawns, then sprinkle with sesame seeds and shallots, to serve.


Easy Chocolate Mousse

300g good-quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped 3 eggs 1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar 1 tbs good quality cocoa powder, sifted

300ml thickened cream, plus extra whipped cream to serve Grated chocolate, to serve


1. Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water). Stir until melted. Remove bowl from heat and set aside to cool slightly. 2. Place eggs and sugar in a large bowl and beat with electric beaters for 5 minutes, or until mixture is pale, thick and doubled in volume. Fold in cooled chocolate and cocoa powder until combined. 3. In a separate bowl, whip cream until thickened (be careful not to over beat). Use a large metal spoon to carefully fold the cream into the chocolate mixture, trying to keep the mixture as light as possible. Spoon into 6 serving glasses and chill in fridge for at least 1 hour. Remove from fridge 15 minutes before serving, then top with extra whipped cream and grated chocolate to serve. Notes To keep it French, go for Cognac (or another quality brandy) or Grand Marnier, adding 1 tablespoon to the melting chocolate.

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1 stick celery 4 teaspoons peanut butter Sultanas

1. Wash celery and cut into 4 lengths. 2. Spread peanut butter on celery and put three or four sultanas on each one.

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Car boot sale

Bring and sell, come and buy at the Car Boot Sale, Uniting Church, Bargara, corner of Hughes Road and Blain Street, on Saturday 8 October from 7am to 12pm. Refreshments available. For more information and bookings ($10 per site), phone 4159 2049 or 4159 3387.

Dog training

Do you have a puppy or an older dog that could do with some basic obedience training, free of charge? Competent obedience trainer, with many years’ experience, offers you the opportunity to learn basic obedience with your pet. Experience the pleasure of having a well-mannered dog. Start your puppy early to provide valuable socialisation as well as training. For more information, phone 4154 1109.

Apple Tree Creek markets

Come and grab a bargain at the Apple Tree Creek Markets, Saturday, 8 October, 7am to 12 noon at the Apple Tree Creek Sports Ground, Bruce Highway, Apple Tree Creek. Great country atmosphere with a good variety of stalls with something for everyone. Jumping castle and pony rides for the kids. Food van and easy listening live entertainment. Phone 0417 796 588.


Bundy Rumble Toy Run

Bundaberg Early Holden Club, in conjunction with other car clubs, is holding the annual Bundy Rumble Toy Run for Camp Quality on Sunday, 23 October. Run commences at 9.30am at Riverside Parkland, heading to Elliott Heads for a bring-your-own morning tea. Run will then continue to Lions Park, Bundaberg North, where a sausage sizzle and presentation of the toys will be held. Everyone is welcome to come along and donate a toy to help make Christmas better for sick children. For more information, phone Shirley on 4155 9037 or for collection of toys, phone Lyle on 4152 7254.

Dementia Café

If you or someone you love, suffer from dementia; why not attend the Dementia Café to learn more about dementia, the service available and to talk with people who are in the same situation. The café is held at Café 1928 in the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, Bundaberg North on the second Wednesday of the month from 9.30am to 12noon. Everyone is welcome. For more information, phone Lyn Acquasanta at Gracie Dixon Respite Centre on 4130 4120.

The Lighthouse Festival

Come along and enjoy a great day of entertainment and activities at the Lighthouse

Festival on Saturday, 29 October at Jack Norgate Oval, Zunker Street, Burnett Heads. There is something for everyone, with live music all day, art and photography exhibition, boating and fishing expo, rides, variety stalls and a range of cuisine. Entry by gold coin or donation. This is a community event presented by the Burnett Heads Progress and Sports Association. For more information, visit: www.

PCYC Craft Markets

Craft Markets will be held at the Bundaberg PCYC, Maryborough Street on Sunday, 9 October, 8am to 12 noon. Canteen opens from 7.30am. Sausage sizzle, variety of stalls and free jumping castle. Phone 4154 2813.

Cent Sale

Kepnock Grove Auxiliary is holding a cent sale at Kepnock Grove Community Centre, Jocumsen Street, on Tuesday, 11 October, starting with morning tea at 9.30am. Great table, lucky door prizes and raffles. Everyone welcome.

All Abilities Sports Expo

An All Abilities Sports and Health Expo will be held on Wednesday, 26 October, 9am to 12pm at the Bundaberg PCYC. For further information, contact the Bundaberg Regional Council Community Development Unit on 4130 4150.

Community Corner If you are a not for profit organisation email your upcoming events for next month for free at: or Post to: PO Box 6353, Bundaberg East Q 4670

Submissions need to reach us by the second last Wednesday of each month.



For The Whole Family


Each letter in this puzzle is represented by a number 1-26. Can you crack the code and solve the crossword? Every letter of the alphabet is used at least once. Three letters are already in place to get you started.

Last month’s Suduko #1 Answer

Colour-in Doris the Dinosaur and her friend Buzz Last Month’s Codeword Solution


Quick run as far as you can from the haunted castle!



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