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Edition 13 - August 2012

Local NAIDOC Celebrations Green Hay Launch Top Secret Famous Recipes Long Weekend Photos Kim Gibbs Exhibition Pride & Joy in Green Ben Mabon Kangaroo Update

Pictured above are committee members of C.A.4.S.E Hay (Community Action for Suicide Elimination) Nerida Reid, Tara Dixon, Peter Caspersonn, Jan Eames and Peter Dwyer, with Commonwealth Hay Manager Sarah Young. The bank generously donated a laptop and printer for the committees vital works, in eliminating the pain of suicide in our town, through training and education efforts. This followed a donation of more than $385 from Hay Magpies Rugby League Club. Young players Brad Aylett, Matty Smith and (former Hayite) Jesse Jonson passed the tin around at a recent home game. Anyone interesting in taking part in training, helping out the committee, or donating towards the cause can contact Peter Dwyer. The Committee has also launched a website, designed by Andrew Pearson, and a hotline service, for those in crisis

Last Months “Open Letter” provoked many responses which is fantastic! Please keep the letters coming; healthy debate is where great ideas come from Dear Krista, I am writing in response to your open letter published in two7eleven magazine. As a former resident with a lot of friends & family currently living in Hay, I was disappointed at the least, in your attempted call to action. I can appreciate what you envisage for Hay but realistically, some of your ideas are beyond what can actually be done in a town with limited resources and funds. Lachlan Street Shop Owners: In a town with a population of approximately 4000 how to you expect these new businesses to survive? Sure, you could occupy every shopfront on Lachlan St but it won’t get you anywhere when there is no market for these businesses to survive. And realistically who is going to invest money in supply when there is no demand? Cottage Industry Entrepreneurs: Frankly I find this paragraph personally insulting. To insinuate that businesses, such as my own, are illegitimate is ludicrous. I run a profitable publicity business from home & along with the majority of ‘cottage industry entrepreneurs’ investing money in a shopfront would be a complete waste of time & money. And “Have a Crack” is exactly what we are doing. I am sure if you did your research you will find there are a lot of successful businesses in Hay that have no need for a shopfront (they all have valid ABN’s) and are probably more ‘legit’ than your magazine! Shopper Dollar Scheme: Good idea in theory, however the majority of businesses in Hay are struggling in the current market and having to compete with out-of-town competition. How do you propose they finance this scheme… maybe two7eleven could donate the profits they make from advertising out-of-town businesses? Empty Farmhouse Rental: Another great idea. Let’s just hope the people interested in moving to Hay do not read your magazine. Friends of Hay Park: Sure lets remove the fence around the South Hay Park and let our children waltz onto the highway to get run over by a semi – again ludicrous. Central Signage for Major Events: The Hay Visitor Information Centre is located at 407 Moppett Street. Check it out sometime, right in the centre of town! Hay Gaol & the Levee: Just how much money do you estimate the Council or even local businesses have to splurge on low impact proposals like these? If your effort matches your enthusiasm why not volunteer to put some of these ideas into action. Customer Service Awards: Seriously? A top priority for the entire community I am sure… Return Christmas Bonanza to the main street: So you can “enjoy a beer” and not miss the announcement? I think you are missing the whole concept, which is aimed at the entire community not the minority that drink alcohol. In my opinion, the Park is a much more family friendly atmosphere  and local businesses are given ample opportunity to enjoy the benefits of increased consumer spending in the lead up to the event. Get Some Youth or All Ages Events Happening: Quite easy to do but will involve getting off your soap box, and also not a responsibility of Local Council. I myself organise successful all ages events and you would be surprised (if you did the research) at the amount of funding available i.e. community grants. If you are serious and have the support that you say, why not form a committee and get something going? By the way the 5 things you have listed as ‘options for teenagers’ are absurd. How many teenagers in Hay did you actually interview to come up with this list? Personally my teenage children and the majority I know in Hay would never sneak into a pub; we have raised them with better morals than that. And seriously do you expect teenagers to get excited about attending a ‘boot camp’ or listening to the local wannabe band? Decide what we are ‘The Home Of’: Have you been living under a rock? Do The Hay Magpies or Lions ring a bell? Both have plenty of merchandise and are well known both locally and regionally. To summarise I applaud your enthusiasm but seriously, with a little more effort, research and facts you could have written a considerable editorial which may have provoked a more positive reaction from the wider community. Insulting the local’s will merely create annoyance. And I highly recommend a short course in journalism or even copywriting to increase your professionalism and ensure your magazine is viewed as a ‘legit’ business within the media industry. Sincerely, Tiona Hall - Broken Hill Hi Krista, I've just read your "ideas article" and would like to say a couple of things about it ... Just fantastic, you have a bloody good brain Krista and you're a proven "do-er" So well thought out, clear,concise, not to mention full of great ideas Airlie Circuitt Yet another great issue Jen Payne

Hey Krista, Just wanted to say how much i love your ideas in your open letter, well said and also the mayo/ cup coffee story so so true, loved it! Great read, great job! Becky Lund

Regionally acclaimed artist, Kim Gibbs, has recently showcased her works in ArtSpace at the Griffith Regional Theatre. Formerly from Hay, Kim is the daughter of Kay and Darryl Gibbs, and her works include corrugated iron pieces, three acrylic paintings and a drawing. Kim draws inspiration from her surroundings. For example, the three featured paintings in the exhibition show the different stages of rice, a topical subject at the moment, given the controversy surrounding water issues in the region. “It’s really nice to be showcasing my painting, drawing and corrugated iron. This is a real cross-section of what I do”, Kim recently told Griffith’s Area News in a recent

interview. Kims work is varied. She currently has works such as wire balls, jewelry, fascinators, and homewares, and has even designed tattoos. After operating a business in Hay for several years selling art supplies and carrying out framing works, Kim opened All About Art in Griffith in 2004. She has also branched out into the worldwide marketplace, operating an online store as well. The exhibition ran for the month of June in Griffith and is seen as an important publicity tool for the talented artist.

By Heath O’Loughlin While some players have to look far and wide to find inspiration and a role model, developing Roo ruckman Ben Mabon says he has been spoiled for choice at Aegis Park.

“Jason Lappin our development coach has been fantastic with keeping me honest with everything I do from marking, to ruck-work, to following up after stoppages and around the ground. Now I’m starting to see a bit of reward for that effort, but I still have a long, long way to go in all those areas.”

Ben is the son of Vince and Jenny Mabon, and a former Hay Lions player.

Mabon watches Goldstein in action very closely and takes every opportunity to train against him.

“Doing my player review and vision every week with Hamish McIntosh is helping me get into the right spots and watchingTodd Goldstein at games has been an amazing help,” he told

“It’s unbelievable working with him out on the track, but so good because it shows me where I need to get to in order to be a good player in the AFL.

“I also spend some time with Alex Ishchenko who’s been teaching me how to use my body in the contest.” Mabon’s form in recent weeks in the VFL with North Ballarat has been extremely encouraging for the Kangaroos; his 40 hit-out game against Sandringham on Sunday a career best. “Personally I didn’t think I had a bad game. I got my hands to a few taps and a few of them went to advantage which was nice,” Mabon said. The 20-year old is more intent on paying tribute to his teachers, than speaking about himself.

“I just admire what he does every week. On Friday he played against (Matthew) Kreuzer and ran him around everywhere and he also works really hard back to help out the defenders and spreads hard forward which makes him such a crucial part of the team. “I want to be like Goldy and I want to be like Hamish. Ideally I want to be a combination of both and take the best out of both of them.” While adding more strings to his bow is one thing, Mabon acknowledges the need to put on more weight and increase his strength in the gym. But that’s nothing new. “I was about 85 kilos in Utah and am about 91 now,” he explained. “Eventually I’ll be up around the 100 kilo mark, but we can’t stack it on too quick because it might have a negative impact on my running and that sort of thing. I’ve always been pretty light and have always been aware that I need to improve in that area if I’m going to be able to match it with the bigger bodies.” Time though is on his side and efforts like what he produced on the weekend will only deliver him the confidence he needs to realise his dream of playing in AFL. “I just have to build on my game from the weekend now and do my best around the ground to help out the midfielders. “One day I hope I can run out for North and put it into practice.” Follow Ben’s progress via Reprinted with permission Image Source: Hamish Blair/Getty Images AsiaPac

Green Hay is an umbrella programme launched by Hay Shire Council, to promote a sustainable future for Hay. The Green Hay programme will serve as an overarching brand for sustainability projects within the Hay Shire. The program’s objectives are to create a better and sustainable lifestyle for Hay residents, to stimulate our economy, to attract investment and funding, and to grow our existing businesses. Green Hay will INVENT - The Green Hay programme will discover new products, network amongst producers, and look to reinvent our businesses. Green Hay will ADVOCATE - The Green Hay programme will advocate our region as a centre of sustainability. The programme will advocate Green Business, the will advocate our corporate reputation. Green Hay will advocate the usage of local produce, and a healthier lifestyle for it’s residents. Green Hay will INVESTIGATE - The Green Hay programme will investigate new markets for our agricultural produce, and investigate organic farming as suitable for our region. The programme will investigate alternative energy sources for our region, so that Hay can become a leader in the field. Green Hay will investigate waste practices and recycling.

“We need to get people in Hay talking. We need to get school children talking. We need to get business owners talking. And farmers, and bureaucrats, teachers, parents, anyone with an interest in Hay. We need to do blue-sky thinking for a Green Hay” states Hay Shire’s Jack Terblanche The planning for Green Hay will be done on grassroots level, by asking the community. The Green Hay programme will get the thinkers in Hay together for a series of Think Tanks. There will be a series of seven Think Tanks on different fields – Transportation, Agriculture, Industry, Energy and Water, Natural Environment, Business and Tourism, and Health and Education. These will be held in an informal setting, and the outcomes would be a list of ideas to be investigated further. The list of ideas will be shortened to a number of achievable actions over the shorter as well as longer terms. The first Think Tank was held on 1st August, and covered the issues relating to “Tourism & Business’. Additional topics will be covered as follows Transportation: 15 August; Agriculture and Industry: 22 August; Energy and Water: 29 August; Health and Education: 5 September Green Hay has also launched and active Facebook page, designed to engage residents, and involve the wider community in the direction our town takes.

Green Hay will IMPLEMENT - Green Hay will implement projects to achieve a healthier lifestyle for it’s residents, including projects that will contribute to both physical and mental health. The programme will implement projects to encourage a more outdoor lifestyle through recreational and tourism initiatives, showing Hay to be a preferred place of residence, as well as investment, in regional Australia.

For further information, or to become involved please contact Jack Terblanche (02) 6993 2069 Pictured above is Hay Mayor Bill Sheaffe at the launch of the programme. Sandra McRae and Janice Dwyer (left) also attended

NAIDOC Week celebrations were held across Hay in July, thanks to Mawambul Co-Management group, National Parks & Wildlife, Nari Nari Tribal Council and Hay Local Aboriginal Land Council. Staff visited schools and the childcare centre, and also hosted a free kids disco. Pictured at right is Liam Young, enjoying the Koori face painting. Other photos, kindly provided by Tara Dixon are (clockwise) disco goers Brayden Cooper, Regan Duggan, Chloe White, Shayla Rosewarne & Charlie Moorehouse. Hardworking volunteers in the canteen included Kerrie Parker, Josie Goulding, Floss Fitzpatrick and Tiem Wilson. The bottom photo shows the kids enjoying the NAIDOC disco, held at the Public School, featuring DJ Shag. Visits to the Public School were postponed due to strike action, and will be carried out at a later date.

“’Cos they are green,” was David Cox’s response when questioned about his beloved vintage John Deere tractor collection. David and wife Janine have amassed an impressive list of models; a 1935 Unstyled B, a 1941 Styled B, a 1937 Unstyled A, a 1942 Unstyled AR, a 1937 Unstyled D and a 1943 Styled H. They also own a 1952 Styled MT and 1935 Lance Bulldog, which was also released by John Deere and was used by David & Janine as their wedding car. David and Janine are aiming for 50 examples of the iconic US brand; Daves Uncle, John Cox’s collection numbers in the 90s. They would love to own an example from each of John Deere's ‘Letter Series’. The couple import their tractors from the US, and have visited the country on several occasions to indulge their passion. Pictured are David and Janine with daughters, Kate, Sophie, Laura & Chelsea, amongst the grapvines at Namcott Farms, the Cox property. The bottom photograph shows Janine displaying their photo, which recently made the US John Deere collectors magazine.

Erin Shalders proudly modeling one of the 2711 branded shirts, available at

The Lions Market Day continues to draw good crowds, despite the recent chilly weather Pictured above left are Magpies Leaguetag players Polly Ludgsin & Lucy Pless, and below are the Hay Rural Fire Service reps, with their display. Others (right) use the morning as a social event !

Hay Magpies hosted a hilarious “Reverse Deb Ball” recently, showcasing some of the Clubs “True Beauties” Helping raise the standards of the night were adorable attendants (Clockwise from top Left) Holly Gash, Nikita & Clare Lauer, Larissa Sorensen & Scout Wall, and Jonty Woods

A huge weekend was enjoyed in Hay in June, with the return of the Mini cars and the Dustdrinkers B&S Ball, which exceeded all expectations - our camera was kept very busy! Full photo galleries are available on the two7eleven Facebook page


This months entries are from Julie Darlow and Anna Lauer “The first is looking up at a dead tree and the second is looking up at a wind power generator in Western Australia,� explains Julie Annas photo is of Hays iconic Railway Station Thanks for sharing!

Tansy Nella Rose King A daughter of Sharni Montgomery and David King, born at Griffith Base Hospital on Sunday July 8, 2012 Tansy is a brother to Monte, fourth grandchild for Parra and Pat Montgomery of Hay, and Maurice and Daphne King of Harden, and seventh great grand child of Edna Boyle (Photo courtesy Sarah Brown Photography, Griffith)

Peter “Parra” Montgomery’s story continues - Photographs from Parras private collection Chapter 7 CHANGES TO THE OLD PUB AND FORMATION OF A CHAMPION CRICKET TEAM Success is living up to your potential. That’s all. Wake up with a smile and go after life. Don’t just show up at the game or office. Live it, enjoy it, taste it, smell it, feel it Joe Kapp Ted and Molly Forrest finally put the Hotel on the market after about 14 years as mine hosts. It was purchased by Ross and Betty Latter, both of whom had extensive experience in the Liquor industry. Just before Ted sold the Hibo, a group of cricket enthusiasts led by Jimmy ‘Fat Harry" Little, Ron Crowe, Graeme ‘Dick’ Tomkins, Lee Young and Arthur ‘Gubby’ Chapman got together with Ted to form the Hibernian Cricket Club. The Club had a great membership base, and regularly held barbecues and fun family nights with other Clubs at the conclusion of matches. The Hibo team was about winning – and having fun, and everyone enjoyed his or her involvement. In the early seasons, the Club was on the wrong end of floggings, but the side always fulfilled its obligations. Players turned up in whites, and put paid to the doomsday prophets who had predicted the team would not last the season. Over the next couple of years, the Hibo attracted marquee players –like John

Curtis, Peter ‘Zi’ Scott, Maurice Gibson, Mick and Eric Ireson, Martin, Neil, Tim and Grantley Jackson, David McBarron, Ross Hufton, Denis Honeyman, Chris Atchinson, Chris Ridgway, Greg Whitney and Gary ‘Killdog’ Sutton. Hibernian dominated Cricket for many seasons, and when the Hay local competition was finally put to rest, no other Club in the long history of the Cricket Association came close to the number of premierships won by the Hibo. Another example of 'From Little things Big things Grow'. The Club started up the Annual Six a Side Cricket Carnival, which not only attracted huge numbers of players to the game (usually 32 teams using five fields), but provided many gripping finals, where spectators packed the Park and counted every ball and every run. Beer flowed all day, and there was a barbecue in operation from first light, until the conclusion of the final and Presentations. Bottles of champagne were prizes for any six hit on the day. Prizes were given for best outfits, and a good cash prize for the winning teams in the main competition and the consolation. The Club utilised the best available administrators for the finals. Helen Milliken and the late Gwenda Neill who were regarded as the best scorers in the business, not only in Hay but also throughout Riverina, had the job for the final. Respected O’Farrell Cup umpires; Max Lugsdin, Barry Milliken, Danny Byrnes

and Clive Davenport invariably had the job of standing in the middle for the finals, many of which ended up in the dark. The day was a fantastic social and sporting occasion It was over thirty years ago, probably longer. People too young to remember, missed out on one of the town’s great sporting events. A six a side Carnival wouldn’t get off the ground now, especially with the Liquor Laws the way they are. Shame, because a lot of people have plenty of positive memories of those good times. But back to the Hibernian Hotel - Not long after Ross and Betty Latter took over, they commenced renovations to the Pub, turning the front bar, and Ladies Bar into one big room, with the Bar running east west, instead of North South. It created a more room for the patrons, and extensive heating and cooling systems were installed turning the once stifling ‘Ted’s Shed’ into a comfortable venue for the patrons. Ross converted the outside section of the Hotel into a popular barbecue and beer garden area and it received plenty of use. Ross Latter was probably the best barman I ever worked with. He could handle crowds very efficiently. No one had to wait too long for a beer or refill. The late John "Bird" Crowe was also a full timer at the Hibo. Bird was another great worker and was as good on the working side of the bar as he was on the other.

Another local lad who had his start under Roscoe was Ron Nairne. Nairney went onto become one of Australia’s biggest movers and shakers in the Hotel and Club industry. He progressed from the bar of the Hibernian to eventually work his way up the ladder and become Secretary/ Manager of Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club – named NSW Club of the Year two years in succession, after never having been in the Top 50 previously. Ron reputation grew and he was head hunted by a Brisbane consortium headed by Paul ‘Porky’ Morgan to become the first Secretary/ Manager of the Broncos Leagues in Brisbane. He went on to head a Gaming Board when Poker Machines were introduced into Brisbane. He travelled to Las Vegas to study gaming methods. On his return he became a partner with John Ribot in Queensland Club Management, an organisation which had control of many Clubs in Queensland, as well as an interest in the Melbourne Storm Rugby League franchise. Not a bad effort from a bloke who had his first lesson in the industry under the guidance of Ross. Ross was a smart operator who could read his patrons with what was popular and what was not. He turned the Hotel into a shrine for the Magpies Rugby League Club, placing huge photos of the Clubs Premiership teams on the Walls. On the Wall behind the Bar, he displayed his magnificent gun collection, which he was forced to remove later when the strict gun laws came into being. Ross and Betty stayed for a couple of years in the Pub, before transferring their interests to Peter, Robyn and Paul Artup. Ross and Betty purchased the house on the corner of Lachlan and Macauley Streets, now owned by Eddie and Leanne Redfern.

Peter and Robyn Artup with Pete’s brother Paul ran a good pub. They maintained the tradition set over a long period of time and it attracted the teachers and the Magpies Rugby League Club.

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Pete put me out of my discomfort. He had faced up to the inevitable with great courage and faith and his passing was a sad day for the town. Pete left behind Robyn and daughters Celise, Danika We had plenty of competitions to keep and Nanine – three lovely kids who the patrons interested like the White High have all grown into charming young Medal and The Parralotto which were run ladies and Peter would have been very on the Sydney Rugby League proud of the people they have become. competition. We had great wind up Before he passed away, Peter said to Parties at the Pub and part of the fun me that the toughest thing that he had was to run a Conga Line through the to do was tell the kids that he had Pub, led by Paul Artup, who was egged terminal cancer. on by John "Bozo" Curtis. They were It would take a lot of courage and faith great fun nights and we always had plenty of laughs. Laughter was one of the to do that - and that is something Peter Artup had plenty of. highlights of having an ale at the Hibo. Peter Artup sadly passed away after a brief illness. I had put off going to see him until the last moment. I couldn’t face up to people dying, because I didn’t

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Looking for inspiration for your next childs party? Try these quick and easy ideas! Jelly Cup People: use lollies to create faces on a cup of jelly Lollypop Sangers: use rolled wrap bread or trimmed sliced with contrasting fillings to create pinwheels. Secure with a kebab stick to create sanger-pops Fruit Kebabs: shapes cut from brightly coloured fruit create great looking fruit kebabs. Try freezing or chilling them for summer parties Spaghetti Dogs: slice hotdog frankfurts into bite sized chunks and thread with uncooked spaghetti. Boil to cook and serve with your choice of sauce. Teddy Racers: Use mini Mars Bars, Tiny Teddy biscuits and smarties to create sweet race cars. Use icing to affix the wheels, and cut a small slit with a hot knife to secure Teddy in his race car

Pizza Cupcakes Prepare a quantity of pizza dough. Roll thinly and line lightly oiled muffin or cupcake pans. Build your pizza as normal using ham, salami, capsicum, mushrooms, beef strips, shredded chicke, herbs, tomatoe, pineapple olives or your own favourite ingredients. Top with your choise of sliced or shredded cheese. Season to taste and cook until golden brown. These bite sized pizzas are delicious hot and cold and are great for parties, suppers, picnics or movie nights

Easy Pizza Dough 11/2 cups (225g) plain flour 1 teaspoon dried yeast 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup (180) warm water 2 tablespoons olive oil Combine flour, yeast and salt in medium bowl. Gradually stir in the water and half the oil. Mix to a soft sticky dough, turn out on to floured surface, knead about 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Shape dough into ball, place in a large oiled bowl cover bowl stand in warm place for about 1 hour or until dough doubles in size. Use as required.

Ever wondered where the burgers got their flavour, or the chicken got its crunch? Try these tips

McDonald’s Secret Sauce 1/2 cup mayo 2 tablespoons French dressing 4 teaspoons sweet pickle relish 1 tablespoon finely minced onion 1 teaspoon white vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar Tiny pinch salt Combine all ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate overnight to combine the flavours. Stir the sauce a few times as it chills, for best results. Makes about 3/4 cup

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Raised doughnuts: 2 pkgs. regular or rapid rise yeast 1/4 cup warm water (105−115 degrees) 1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk (scalded then cooled) 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp. salt 2 eggs 1/3 cup shortening 5 cups all−purpose flour Vegetable oil Creamy glaze or chocolate glaze Creamy glaze: 1/3 cup butter 2 cups powdered sugar 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla 4−6 tbsp. hot water Chocolate glaze: 1/3 cup butter 2 cups powdered sugar 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla 4−6 tbsp. hot water 4−oz milk chocolate or semi−sweet chips Makes: 2−3 dozen doughnuts Dissolve yeast in warm water in 2 1/2−quart bowl. Add milk, salt, eggs, shortening and 2 cups flour. Beat on low speed scraping bowl constantly, 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed scraping bowl occasionally, 2 minutes. Stir in remaining flour until smooth.

KFC Chicken 1kg chicken - Pieces / Fillets / Nibbles etc 3 eggwhites 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1/2 cup cornflour 1 cup p flour 2 tsp dried thyme - I use fresh from my garden 3 tsp smoked paprika 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground allspice 1/2 tsp ground ginger Vegetable Oil for Deep Frying 1/ Put eggwhites in bowl and add salt and pepper whisk until soft peaks form 2/ Sift flours into plastic bag add herb and spices 3/ Dip chicken into eggwhite and shake off excess 4/ Put chicken into bag and shake well to coat in flour mixture 5/ Fry the chicken in batches until crisp and golden 6/ Drain on paper towel and serve with BBQ or whatever sauce of your choice

Cover and let rise in warm place, until double, 50−60 minutes. (Dough is ready when indentation remains when touched.) Turn dough onto floured surface; roll around lightly to coat with flour. Gently roll dough 1/2−inch thick with floured rolling pin. Cut with floured doughnut cutter. Cover and let rise until double, 30−40 minutes. Heat vegetable oil in deep fryer to 350 degrees. Slide doughnuts into hot oil with wide spatula. Turn doughnuts as they rise to the surface. Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side. Remove carefully from oil (do not prick surface); drain. Dip the doughnuts into creamy glaze, set on rack, then when slightly cooled spread chocolate glaze on top. Can dip in sprinkles or other toppings after chocolate if desired. Creamy glaze: Heat butter until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency. Chocolate glaze: Heat butter and chocolate over low heat until chocolate is melted; remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in water 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.

When a goose tires of flying up front it drops back into formation and another goose flies to the point position. Lesson: It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks. We should respect and protect each other's unique arrangement of skills, capabilities, talents and resources. When a goose gets sick, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to the ground to help and protect it. Lesson; If we have as much sense as geese we will stand by each other in difficult times, as well as when we are strong. Geese flying in formation 'HONK' to encourage those up front to keep up with their speed. Lesson: We need to make sure our honking is encouraging. In groups and teams where there is encouragement, production is much greater.

Wild Geese provide a perfect example of the importance of team work and group support, and how it can have a profound and powerful effect on any form of personal or business endeavour.

Remember 'Individual empowerment results from quality honking!’

As each goose flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the birds that follow. By flying in a “V” formation, the entire flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone. Lesson: When we have a sense of community and focus, we create trust and can help each other to achieve our goals. When a goose falls out of formation it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone. It quickly moves back to take advantage of the lifting power of the birds in front. Lesson: If we had as much sense as geese we would stay in formation with those headed where we want to go. We are willing to accept their help and give our help to others.

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Judith Bronte Chapter 8 Three Mile Bay It was late in the afternoon before Izumi woke up. Still dressed in the same school uniform that she had crossed the Atlantic Ocean in, Izumi sleepily sat up in bed. She had fallen asleep on the big bed, not even bothering to remove the white sheet that draped over it. Her eyes gazed about the room that Anna had said was to be hers. Unlike the apartment in Tokyo, this room had two windows, all her own! Izumi eagerly stepped up to the closest window near the bed, and looked out.

picket fence, happily basking in the twilight. Along the front of the house, ran a long porch, covered in screen, creating a shelter from insects and bugs. Inside, she could see a porch swing, rocking gently in the breeze. The house was painted a soft yellow, "just like the color of the sun when it rises from the night," Izumi noted. In front of the porch, lay a thick bed of white and yellow flowers. To her delight, she noticed they were tulips. If she stood in the breeze just right, Izumi could smell their fragrance from her window.

frightened. Then the memory of her father's hands came rushing back, with all the intensity of the terror they had tried to inflict. Izumi crouched in the corner trembling, desperately trying to think of something else. God saw her huddled in the corner, and took pity. He sent the moon, and flooded her room with a soft light.

The window faced south, looking straight into Chaumont Bay. As the afternoon faded fast into evening, the sun slowly sank in the horizon. The scene spread before Izumi, as The sky was clear, belying the fact if on display just for her. Izumi that the day before, was stormstruggled to swallow the tears she tossed and angry. Now, all was felt inside. forgiven, and the bay sank into a restful peace that spoke to Izumi's heart. How different Izumi's eyes cautiously this place was from Tokyo! peeked over her knees. The "If I could experience, for just one day, a The busy Japanese city rest as peaceful and quiet as this, I would room had transformed into a never slept, for noise from beautiful hue of silver. the streets below always be content to die tomorrow." Relieved to see the light, she emanated into the got up and crossed the room apartment. It was a to her bed. Izumi slowly constancy which Izumi had moved the heavy bed across taken for granted. Here, the only the floor, scooting it flat up against "If I could experience, for just one thing she could hear were the the south window where the day, a rest as peaceful and quiet as waves, gently lapping upon the moon's light was the brightest. Now this, I would be content to die beach, and the occasional gull she could sleep in it's light. To tomorrow." She spoke this under gliding across the sky. Izumi, light meant safety. her breath, sincerely meaning every word. To the right of this view, stood a Content with the change, Izumi small house, encircled by a white opened the bedroom door, and "I wonder who lives there," she went in search of her mother. thought, wishing for a look at the inside of such a happy home. Izumi stood there, lost Legal Disclaimer: The characters and in her imagination. events depicted in these love stories are When Izumi finally turned from the view at the window, she was frightened to notice that nightfall had plunged her room into darkness. Izumi's heart began to pound in her ears, for she had a deep rooted fear of the dark. Something about it made her feel smothered, and

fictitious, and should not to be interpreted as medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Copyright: These original love stories are copyright Š 1998-2011 by Sarah L. Fall (a.k.a. Judith Bronte). All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission

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