Vol 45 No 12 2012 - The Valley and East Coast Voice
The Valley & East Coast Voice
Volume 45 No. 12, Thursday October 4, 2012.
Full football report and lots of photos inside this edition.
Please note: Deadline for articles in the next Valley Voice is 5pm Tuesday October 16, 2012
EMAIL ADDRESS: [email protected]
St Marys Hospital Auxiliary meets the fir st Monday of every
month at 2pm at the St Marys Community Health Centre.
The Break O’Day Woodcraft Guild Inc. meets for meetings
the last Saturday of the month at 2pm at the goods shed behind
the St Marys Railway Station.
The Tasmanian Lymphoedema Centre Inc., holds meetings every 3rd Monday of the month at 10 am at the St Marys Community Health Centre, Day Care room.
St Marys Ladies Midweek Tennis 9.30am each wed. Need
new players - of any standard- beginners welcome-childminding
included - lovely safe place to bring toddlers while you play.
Ring Karon: 6372 2382 / Dana: 6372 2033.
Playgroup at Falmouth Community Centre. Fr idays 10.30 12.30. $2 per family. Please bring a piece of fruit for sharing and
your child’s own drink bottle & sun protection. Bikes and
helmets welcome. Details contact Michelle: 6372 2835 / 0418
St Patricks Head & Esk Valley Historical Society Inc meets
every second month on the third Wednesday at 3pm at various
venues throughout the valley. For details please contact: Barry
(6372 5752) (email: [email protected],com) or J im Haas
(6372 2127) (email: [email protected]) Alternately you
can check out our website :www.fingalvalleyhistory.com
The Scamander and Beaumaris Community Development
Association meets at 7 pm at the Scamander Sports Complex
every third Wednesday of the month. New members are most
The Falmouth Community centr e would like to advise
members and the community that the new contact for bookings
of club facilities is Rachel Woods. Rachel can be contacted on:
03 6372 5118.
Suncoast Singers meet ever y Fr iday at 10am in the Catholic
Hall - Cecilia Street St Helens.
New singers always
welcome… If you can yawn - you can sing. Phone Mary-Anne
Wadsworth 6376 2969.
Break O'Day Regional Arts - General meetings held on the
first Tuesday of each month at 4.p.m. at Mt Elephant Fudge
shop. All welcome. Ph: Susan 6372 2512.
The Cornwall Community Development Group Inc welcome
all interested persons to their meetings in the Cornwall Hall on
the first Tuesday of each month at 6.30 p.m. Wendy Dawson
Public Officer - Ph. 0403 430 452.
St Helens Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Wednesday 8pm
Weekly. St Pauls Anglican Church Hall, St Helens.
Murdoch 6376 3335.
St Helens Al-Anon Family Group (Al Anon) To help families
and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of the living
with the problem drinking of someone close. Sunday 2pm weekly. St Pauls Anglican Church Hall St Helens
Anne or John 6376 4270 or Rose 6376 3335.
St Marys Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Friday 8pm Weekly.
Holy Trinity. Mick & Shirl: 6372 2909.
The Break O' Day Stitchers meets each Fr iday in the
Bungalow at Neighbourhood House in St Helens from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. and participants are welcome to stay for as long or short a
time as they may choose. The choice of projects to work on is
also optional - either to bring your own work or join in and assist on a group project.
Scamander Garden Club meets at Scamander Spor ts Complex at 1.30pm on the third Monday of each month. Enjoy sharing garden activities. Contact Val: 6372 2762.
SHOP LOCALLY AND SAVE
GET TOURISM ... meets the second Monday of each
month unless otherwise notified.
Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House
Enquiries to the president on 63722783.
Stallholders Market Inc.
Is a non profit organisation holding markets every Saturday
from 8am in St Helens, at the Library car park. There is a variety
of stalls and the fees charged to stall holders is donated to
For stall booking and other inquiries, please phone Cheryl on
6372 2194. Leave message.
every Monday at 7pm.
2 Jackpots $120 & $100.
Money raised going to help with
renovations to the hall.
this is a
followed by a great time of
friendship and fellowship.
You are very welcome to join us and share
phone 0409 838 816.
The St Marys Hospital Support Association Inc.,
will be holding an
Annual General Meeting
on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 7pm
in the Day Centre Room at the
St Marys Community Health Centre.
Len Miles, President.
St Marys Hospital Auxiliary
Due to long weekend the next meeting
will be held on 29th October
in lieu of 5th November.
External spare wheel carrier. Suit GQ model, 1985
Nissan patrol. $350. ono Ph: 0428 784 356.
Meat saw, sliding
Ph: 6372 2661.
Mixing tanks. Make your own Bio-Diesel. Ph:6372
WRECKING: ALL PARTS AVAILABLE.
Nissan Micra - VK Commodore wagon - Toyota Tercel
4 x 4 - XD Falcon - EA Falcon - ‘97 Musso 4 x 4 - ‘60
Series Landcruiser Diesel - ‘93 Pajero 4 x 4 - XF Falcon.
Mag wheels Ford - Holden. Ph: 6372 2107.
Cane Sun Lounges (3) - $30 ea. Good serviceable condition but minor cane work needed (cane strands avail LST).
Bread Stand on coasters - Excellent condition.
1640mm High x 950 W x 400 D. 5 sloping wire shelves
(950 x 400mm). $85.
Pidgen holes box shelf - 1200L x 430D x200High. 10
Pegboard - (qty) 870 x 625mm $8 ea, 1160 x 625mm
$12 ea. Good condition.
Traffic Guard Rails - heavy duty steel. Good condition.
2 / 2.5m long. $100 pair.
Shelving - two heavy duty, steel single bays connected.
Each bay 1800 high x 914mm wide 5 - 6 levels. Easy clip
- on assembly and free standing (against wall). Metal base
shelves and craftwood hight adjustable shelves (5-6 per
bay, ea 914 x 500 x18mm) - $175.
Pallet Truck (BT Lifter) - nar r ow tynes. Roll 20mm
steel strapping, box clips, 2 / strapping stands, 2 sets
tensioners & clamps. All good condition $400 the lot.
(Will separate -P/truck $400, rest $70.) Ph: 6372 2626.
1988 Honda Spacey 250cc scooter. 6 months r ego,
weather shield, trunk case. Excellent condition. $1500.
Silverwood DVD player, with r emote. $20.
Small caravan fridge (electr ic & gas) just ser viced.
$150. Ph: 6372 2176 or Mob: 0447 121 655.
5 stud Rodeo wheels. Good tyr es. $20 each.
3 white laying ducks. $20 each. Ph: 6372 2090.
One toy poodle puppy, pur e br ed. $400. black, boy,
name Sox. Ready NOW. Kylie 0458 194 173 St Marys.
QUILTING MACHINE FOR SALE - Husqvarna short arm
quilting machine system; handles up to king size quilts;
includes large sewing machine and complete frame with rollers and carriage, plus laser light to follow pantographs. Can
be operated free style or be used as a stand alone sewing
machine, with large clear 'table' attachment. Complete set of
pantographs included, plus DVD on how to put it all together,
instruction manual and bonus book. Like new; hardly been
used. Paid $3900; willing to let it go for $3000. Contact
Rita Summers on 03 6372 2724 or 0417 027 424.
TABLE LOOM FOR SALE - surplus to requirements;
would like to find a good home for it! Made of timber and is
a lovely piece of equipment. Any reasonable offers considered; paid $250 for it originally. Contact Rita Summers on
03 6372 2724 or 0417 027 424.
Wanted to buy
Mountain bike in good condition
Up to $600
Ph 0437 227 123
WANTED TO BUY
PH: 0429 301 140.
POST HOLE DIGGER.
200-300MM, TO SUIT SMALL TRACTOR WITH
3 POINT LINKAGE. IN USABLE CONDITION.
PLEASE PH: ANDREW 6397 3033 / 6372 2844
Wanted - 2 males (14 - 17yrs approx) for casual w/end
work. Must be used to outdoors work. Transport arranged.
Ph: 6372 2626.
Wanted to buy
Old cement wash trough
Contact 0418 350 008
Frozen raspberries for sale 10 dollar s /kg . Ideal for
jams, cakes and puddings.
Raspberry canes with good roots $1 each.
Ph: Jack 6372 2034.
Wheat for sale. 20kg bags, $10. 20kg pig grower mix
$16. 20kg crushed layer & chick mix. $16. 20kg bags
crushed wheat, $15. Contact Jason: 0419 514 947.
GIVE AWAY - PIGS
10 SOWS, 2 YEARS OLD - 6 BOARS
Ph: 6372 2271.
GIVE AWAY - CRAFT WOOD
LIMBS, BRANCHES ETC., FROM RECENTLY FELLED DOUGLAS
FIR. MIGHT BE SUITABLE FOR CRAFT WOOD. PIECES HAVE
BEEN TRIMMED AND THERE IS PROBABLY A COUPLE OF UTE
LOADS. AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP AT STORYS CREEK.
PHONE 6385 2114 IF INTENDING TO COME.
Orders taken for Sheep Poo - for the Scouts.
$5 a bag. 0412 803 027.
“Moo-Poo”. Finely scr eened. Any quantity. See Nor m.
Ph: 6372 2380. Now doing mint mulch.
Garden mulch. Large square bales of straw.
Free delivery in St Marys area.
Ph: Mark or Alana: 63722145.
Garden mulch, in big r ound bales. (wheat str aw, weed
free) $60 a bale, delivered free in St Marys area.
Ph: 0407 944 158.
Tractor slashing available. Ph: 0407 944 158.
Frozen blueberries - $11 kilo Phone 6372 2341.
Fingal Valley Meals on Wheels will be holding their
Annual General Meeting at the St Marys Community
Health Centre Day Room on Thursday October 11, 2012,
Lundy Vosper. (Sec)
Classifieds in the Valley Voice are free of charge. If your articles are not sold after the first entry, we will repeat the ad in the next
issue. Please let us know if items are sold. Every effort will be made to have correct details and phone numbers. However if there is a
mistake, it will be corrected in the following issue.
St Patrick’s Head & Esk Valley Historical Society Inc
Field Day to Rossarden and Gipps Creek
On Sunday the 16th September
A great day was had at Rossarden and Gipps Creek, with Henry our Leader and Mary & Brad our guides. We gathered at
the Rossarden Museum, and had a look at this marvelous achievement for a small community. Then Mary explained
where we were going for the day.
Next was the Rossarden falls, not so easy for the faint hearted, of which I was one of the latter. Then we had lunch at the
Gipps Creek turn off, then on to the remains of a dam that was used for the water to the mines, but in the 1929 floods two
dams burst their banks, contributing to the flooding of Launceston. Some details of those dams are attached.
We then went along to an area near Batman’s Lookout where we could visually survey the area, and then some walked to
the old Gipps Creek Town, or where it was, and some went to an old mine to have a look in that.
SNIPPET FROM THE MERCURY 13TH DEC 1905 GIPPS CREEK TIN MINE
“The capital of the mine is to be 6000 pounds in shares of 1 pound each all fully paid up. Three thousand shares are now
offered to the public at 1 pound each payment to be made as follows – 10 shillings per share cash at time of application,
and 10 shillings per share by promissory note due in three months. No shares in the company will be issued until such
time as all promissory notes have been retired; Three thousand shares are to remain the property of the vendors. The
company is being formed to acquire and work several sections, totaling 160 acres, at Gipps Creek, near Benlomond,
inclusive of 25 acres dam site and 16 sluice- heads of water, all reports speak very highly of the ground and estimated
cost of putting the mine in working order is 1300 pounds.”
THE EXAMINER WED 1ST AUG 1906 “The first half yearly meeting of the company shareholders was held yesterday
Mr J C MacMichael presided. The director’s report stated that during the period under review all necessary rights for the
company had been secured, together with internal sections required and the opening of the mine had been completed by
constructing a tailrace, head race and dam wall of which have been carried out satisfactorily, so that the mine can be
worked to the best advantage, The cost of constructing works were, Tail race 422 pounds, head race, 270 pounds building
large dam 535 pounds, The mine manager in his report gave all particulars in regard to these and other matters. The dam
was constructed about 1 mile distant from the mine workings, on an extensive marsh on Gipps Creek. This dam was also
fed by a head race 123 chains long, with a width of 3 feet from BenLomond Rivulet, The dam wall was earth
construction. Base 52ft wide, top 18ft, Height perpendicular 30ft, length across 314ft.”
At one time there were in excess of one thousand men working at Gipps Creek Mines. A hotel; was erected between the
dams and Stacks Bluff at the base of Ben Lomond.
Photos & article
Before I commence this article, I’d like to thank a friend and workmate for
providing me with some insightful documentation on one of my recent
articles. This dealt with our troops in Afghanistan and how we need to
reconsider our involvement given the utter confusion on who is friend or foe.
I used an example of the Vietnam and Cambodia conflict re. Khmer Rouge as
a similar circumstance. With the benefit of the reading material this situation
was very complicated and messy in the extreme, especially in linking North
Vietnam to the Khmer Rouge regime. It might have been better to just
mention North Vietnamese collaborators and leave it at that. Thanks to my
friend who has spent time in this part of the world and has a much better
knowledge on this matter and I appreciate his time in recently explaining it
better to me.
I wonder where we sit on this proposal of lower speed limits on rural roads?
For me the jury is still out on this subject and I can see merit on a proposal to
basically have a formula to determine the speed limits etc. My problem
though is where this leaves us on the East Coast. We are supposed to be a
major tourist destination and growing more so, but anyone who turns off the
Midlands Highway heading east is confronted be a hotch-potch of different
surfaces, varying widths, blind bends and other matters pertaining to safety.
Get off the St Marys or Elephant Passes and some sections of road are
diabolical. To be honest, changing the speed limit isn’t going to make a lot of
difference because most don’t drive much above 90kmh now.
The real issue for me is seeing our road experts start recognising a genuine
need to do some serious upgrades to a tourist trail that can enhance both safety
and business potential in an area of this State that really needs it. Maybe
reconsidering really heavy haulage on essentially very old roads might also
assist. With the advent of a very major commitment to rail services in recent
years, opportunities to use trains again to bring big freight into the region
would be a good thing. The spin-off might be smaller short haul trucks with
less impact on decrepit road infrastructure over time.
Imagine if you had a rail freight terminus somewhere in the Fingal Valley
and you had contractors to pick up goods coming in for supermarkets, mines,
fuel loads, all manner of businesses every day rather than these major
semi-trailers hacking up already sub standard surfaces. Guess what?
On the speed limit issue, it will be very interesting to see how we rate as time
goes on and to also see if revenue is ever extended to East Coast roads to meet
the requirements for safer, faster travel in and out of the area..
What do you think? (Column by Rod McGiveron.)
RINGAROOMA SCHOOL & DISTRICT SHOW
Saturday 10th November - Gates Open 8:00am
The Ringarooma School & District Show is in its 80th year and continues to
be a great family day out with entertainment for all ages and a fantastic
Displays include photography, needlework and craft, cooking, horticulture,
floral art children’s writing, technology and art work, pets, horses, calves,
and wood chopping.
Entertainment includes Music, Slot cars, Lions Hurdy Gurdy, Giant pirate
slide, Jumping Castle and Jousting Ride. Take a wander and appreciate some
wonderful historical cars and bikes, farm machinery and working dog
displays and other demonstrations.
Delicious food from the School Association with hot spuds, sandwiches,
rolls, chips and drinks and their famous donuts. Also available BBQ, coffee
van and ice-cream vendor.
To be part of the talent displayed by our community get your copy of the
Schedule and Entry forms from the school, post office or online by typing
ringarooma.tco.asn.au into your browser and follow the links. Come along,
celebrate and enjoy a day in the gorgeous grounds of the Ringarooma
Primary School. Entry fees are $10 adults, $6 concession, School Children
free. Horse Events entry $25 per horse/rider combination.
Any queries ph Cheryl on 6353 2401.
Letter to the Editor
Vol. 45 No 12, October 4, 2012
In response to Cagerattler, September 6th, the complexities of
war will always be an unfathomable nightmare for all of us who
only know our safe lifestyle here in Australia. The political
involvement and manipulation of facts fed to an ever enthusiastic
media sees the general population form opinions based on spin
and deception. Why do we fight other people’s wars? Because
generally the people waging war are a small minority of the population and unless stopped cause untold atrocities, generally on
their own people. It saddens me to think of the bloodshed occurring around the world as I write.
The Vietnam War did not see our Australian troops fighting the
Khmer Rouge as suggested. The Khmer Rouge were waging
their own war in Cambodia and were opportunistic in taking
advantage of the US war with Vietnam. The US had become
involved in Cambodian politics also as they were unhappy that
the North Vietnamese troops were using Cambodian soil to gain
ground on South Vietnam. The US backed coup d’état in
Cambodia in 1970 overthrew the government of Prince
Sihanouk; they secretly carpet bombed eastern Cambodia and
they supported Cambodian forces fighting against the Khmer
Rouge and north Vietnamese resistance fighters throughout
Cambodia. In April 1975, the Khmer Rouge overthrew the US
backed Lon Nol government in Phnom Penh. The subsequent
Pol Pot Regime was brutal: it is estimated that between 1 and 2
million died due to fighting, torture and starvation during their
rule of 3 years and 8 months.
In Dec 1978 the Vietnamese invaded Cambodia. Despite the
brutality of the Khmer Rouge and the horrors and atrocities they
had committed, the threat of communism spreading throughout
Asia rang alarm bells for the west (including Australia). The
Chinese, having backed the Khmer Rouge and having fallen out
with Vietnam, were not keen on the Vietnamese invasion either.
A resistance coalition brought together the Khmer Rouge (the
largest of the three groups), the royalist party and a non
communist group which was financially supported for a number
of years by many western countries – Australia included.
In 1989 Vietnam declared they would withdraw from Cambodia,
paving the way for supposed ‘peace’ and Cambodia’s first
democratic elections. However, the Khmer Rouge continued their
warfare and launched a series of offensives which lead to
ongoing displacement of thousands of people within the country.
After UN supervised elections in 1993 (boycotted by the Khmer
Rouge) despite the royalist party (Funcinpec) gaining the
majority of seats, the Vietnamese backed Cambodian People’s
Party failed to accept the result, leading to the stunning result of
two Prime Ministers– Prince Ranarhiddh and Hun Sen. In 1997,
a coup d’état by Hun Sen lead to more fighting, all this time, the
Khmer Rouge continued to mount offensives and areas of
Cambodia remained under their control. In 1998 an all out
offensive began in the last remaining strongholds in the northern
part of Cambodia (not long after Pol Pot’s death in 1997).
The last remaining leaders escaped to the forests but the group
was divided. Some fled to Thailand, many ex Khmer Rouge
leaders and soldiers defected to the government. Prime Minister
Hun Sen still rules to this day in a ‘democratic’ society.
In no way is this a complete version of what happened in
Cambodia, but the influence of Cambodia’s neighbours as well as
western nations has had a long lasting effect... Just to reiterate,
Australian troops did not fight the Khmer Rouge – they fought in
Vietnam long before Vietnam took over Cambodia.
Saxon Hall, Tyler Richardson, Mitchell Dobson,
Tom Busby and Patrick Marshall, who all grew up on
the East Coast of Tasmania, in Scamander,
Beaumaris and St Helens, are now making waves on
the Punk Rock scene with their band, Luca Brasi.
Luca Brazi, a five piece Punk Rock Band, have been
on the music scene for nearly three years. They have
put themselves out there, playing in lounge rooms,
kitchens and pubs, anywhere, to anyone who would
During those years they have been able to secure
National tours, a label signing with Poison City
Records and had their debut album “Extended
Family” pressed on vinyl. Recently they have
released a new 7" single on vinyl, called
“tassie seven demons”.
This week, they have been informed that they are to
be fostered as one of the finalists in a competition,
which will secure the top 3 acts a spot at this year’s
FALLS FESTIVAL line-up in Marion Bay.
The competition is the Tasmania Foster Band
This entails getting on line to the Falls Festival
website, clicking onto Tasmania Foster Band
Initiative 2012 and placing a vote for LUCA BRASI.
For all locals who want to see this happen, put your
vote behind the boys and get to watch your local
band on stage at Marion Bay.
The Band members have assured me that they would
really appreciate your vote.
Competition runs for the month of October.
Pictured left to right are band members Tom Busby,
Patrick Marshall, Mitchell Dobson, Tyler Richardson and Saxon Hall.
Important or useless information?
Main Street, St Marys
Open every Tuesday & Wednesday
Bringing 22 years experience
For all your cuts, colours, perms, sets.
Phone: 0448 532 531 On Tuesdays,
Wednesdays, & most Thursdays,
or just call in.
Or phone (H) 6372 5497 to pre-book.
Same prices, service & phone numbers
Providing a service to the community.
Have a flower forever.
Beautiful glass flowers.
St Marys Volunteer Fire Brigade ‘Fill a Boot’
Fund Raiser for Muscular Dystrophy.
Many thanks to all those who helped, and
contributed to the St Marys Volunteer Fire
Brigade’s effort to raise over $1,000.00 towards
Muscular Dystrophy. Your generous support is
Owing to difficulty in contacting all raffle prize
winners, a list of names will be published in the
next Valley Voice.
Again, your generous support is much
Greater Esk Tourism photographic completion finalist’s
photos are on display at Purple Possum, awaiting viewer’s votes.
Call in anytime in the month of October to view the
excellent photographs and cast your vote.
LEAVER’S DINNER APPOINTMENTS
NOW BEING MADE.
GREAT SELECTION OF
LEAVER’S DINNER JEWELLERY,
NEW GIFTS ARRIVING COME AND HAVE A LOOK.
ALL PURCHASES WILL BE
GIFT WRAPPED IF REQUIRED.
Ana wishes to advise clients that she is still doing
her Mobile Hairdressing. When she has no
mobile clients some Thursdays, she will be
available at the salon. Further to this the salon will
be open for business each Market Saturday.
Tasmania Police would like to thank Ms Linda Little
for 14 years of wonderful service. We wish you a
great future ahead and best wishes for your future
St Marys Police Station Opening Hours
Tuesday and Thursday between 12:00 1:00pm
Closed Public Holidays
FOR POLICE CONTACT CALL 131444
FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY CALL 000
No further Service Tasmania transactions
will be conducted at this station.
Baking a Chrissie cake or
making a pudding?
See us now!
With Christmas only eleven weeks away, you
don’t want to run out of time to bake that perfect cake or pudding. So pop into Purple Possum
with your list of ingredients and we’ll put it together on the spot or have it ready for you to
Alternatively you can phone your order through
and collect it when you’re next in town. We’ll
even home deliver! With the Purple Possum’s
reputation for quality you know you’ll get the
best ingredients – and in exactly the quantity you
need so there’s no wastage. And your family will
love you for those delicious, rich cakes and
St.Marys Sports & Social Club
A Great Aussie Bush Tucker Night With Diesel
Saturday the 20th of October at 5:30pm
Just $15 per person
Your Choice of Our Exclusive Menu:
Road Kill Rissoles
On Either Fried Rice or Mash
(Choice of Two Desserts)
We Request That You Please Book Ahead by Ringing St.Marys
Supermarket 6372 2240, Jim Turner 6372 2441
or Put Your Name Down At the Club.
St.Marys Sports & Social Club In Conjunction With:
The St Marys Lions Club
The Melbourne Cup Luncheon At The Centre on
Tuesday 6th November Commencing at 11:00am.
There Will Be Prizes for Best Dressed Male, Female & Couple
Lucky Door Prize, Along With Raffles, Sweeps & Much More.
You Will Be Served a 3 Course Meal
Soup – Chicken, Ham & Salad – Dessert
Cost $20 per Person
Please Book In Advance As We Are Limited to
Seat 60, First In Sits Down.
Bookings With: St.Marys IGA 63722240 Jim
Turner 63722441 or At the Centre 63722177
Come Along and Share a Great Meal, Company and Maybe
Top the Day Off By Winning a Prize!
Well we managed to get through another year and while our results were mixed it looks like Masters footy is now well
entrenched on the East Coast of Tasmania and I must admit with some pride the fact that it is well and truly centred in
We operate on a shoe string budget and there are really only three of us that run the club (myself, Rick Lohrey and
Michael Cooke) but we still manage to get a competitive team on the field when required and I think we put on a pretty
decent show when we have the odd home game. We are also pretty good at roping in volunteers when needed and it is
gratifying to know that when the crunch comes you can generally rely on people to lend a hand.
I also like to think that we manage this without constantly holding our hand out for money or beating a steady path to the
businesses in town constantly asking for donations. In saying this, however, I gratefully acknowledge the support of local
businesses on the odd occasion when we seek it. The very generous donation of trophies for our annual presentation is a
case in point.
Whether for the better or worse the nature of the St Marys community is changing. The “old” days when half the town
(or more) would turn out for a local game of footy are gone and now with most things organised in St Marys it is pretty
hard to get a good crowd along. Still, we will plug away and fortunately we have established a good player base from far
and wide so we remain confident that we will be able to get a team in the black and yellow on the field for a while yet.
To get our best team on the field and give our great rivals Launceston a good hiding is our burning ambition.
There is talk next year of having all Northern Tasmanian AFL Masters games at Campbell Town to even out the travel
required (trying to muster a team to play at Devonport is a real challenge considering the five hour round trip for an
hour’s game of footy) so that is something we will look at closely in consultation with our players.
Finally I would like to sincerely thank all involved with the Mighty Tigers this year, from our wonderful band of players,
the hardy souls who turn up for training every Friday evening to all those who have helped at various stages of the year,
from manning the scoreboard or running water out to the players, helping in the kiosk or cooking sausages on the barby.
You know who you are and I salute you all for your generous assistance and participation.
Also many thanks for all those that have participated
in our weekly footy tipping competition, this has been
a vital source of income for us (in fact it has been our
lifeline) and we hope to have a similar competition
A match report from our game against Campbell
Town and details of our annual presentation will
appear elsewhere in this edition of the Valley Voice.
Photos: Bronte Cooke.
Summary of 2012 Presentation Day
After a highly entertaining and successful game of football
against Campbell Town we held our annual presentation in
the Club Rooms. The following is a summary of the awards:
St Marys Licensed Post Office
Coach’s Encouragement Award
Best Individual Performance
vs Launceston, Campbell Town, 29 July 2012
Mt Elephant Pancakes
Best Utility Player
St Marys IGA Supermarket
Michael & Kath Cooke
St Marys Coach House Restaurant
Kevin “Matty” Leedham
Best Club Supporter
Donated by the Leedham Family
John & Ruth McGiveron
St Marys Lions Club
St Marys Tigers Football Club Inc.
In recognition of outstanding contribution and support
Sincere and genuine thanks to all those that donated trophies
Photos: Bronte Cooke.
St Marys Tigers vs Campbell Town
Saturday 22 September 2012
I must admit it was a nervous wait during the week as the
rain persisted and it was with a feeling of dread that we
went out to the footy ground on Saturday morning to
mark out the boundary. Council staff had mown the grass
during the week and it was a great relief to find the
ground in almost perfect condition, no mud and no
The day was originally only planned as a presentation
event; we had approached both Triabunna and Launceston
for a “friendly” but both clubs had prior commitments.
Fortunately Dave Nicholson, one of our regular players
from Campbell Town was able to round up a team and it
was with great anticipation that we looked forward to a
return to the “glory days” when games between St Marys
and Campbell Town were contested with great vigour and
passion (and the odd bit of “biff” if the legends are to be
It was also a real pleasure to have Healthy House on
board with their crew setting up their marquee to provide
blood tests and blood pressure readings as well as providing general health advice. A couple of the tough “macho”
footballers though, balked at the little pin prick in the finger-tip to extract some blood but we won’t go into that!
We hope that we can establish a strong relationship with
Healthy House and have similar participation in the
We were able to muster up a pretty strong team of both
veterans and current players and what a wonderful sight it
was to see the likes of Kody Donald, Nick Child, Shaun
Cannon and Brent Leedham in the St Marys jumper.
As the sun came out the game got underway and you
knew straight away that it was going to be a cracker.
St Marys jumped out of the gates and had a handy lead at
quarter time. Rick Crossingham was doing a great job in
the ruck, Craig “Buddah” Woods (who was also our “on
ground” coach) was everywhere, his timing and positional
play was a sight to behold and Brent Leedham and Brodie
Frost were also playing well.
This really was a game of high standard and certainly
deserving of a much better crowd but all the players dug
in and put on a great show. It was fabulous to see Craig
or Brent gather the ball and have that little bit of extra
time (that all good players have) to get another player
involved whether it be by a pinpoint handball or kick.
Craig Baldwin was brilliant in defence, Kody Donald was
picking up kicks all over the ground and Ray Squires was
kicking gaols from all over the place but certainly
benefitting from some wonderful passes.
The Campbell Town boys battled hard but it was
St Marys day and they ran out comfortable winners 23.10
148 to 11.6 72. 34 goals in four 20 minute quarters gives
you a good indication of what an entertaining game it
was. I should also make special mention of Aaron Webb
who played a fantastic game helping out the Campbell
Town team – he kicked one very special left foot goal the
equal of the best I have ever seen.
Photos: Bronte Cooke.
HAPPY 11TH BIRTHDAY
Last week we celebrated 11 years of JAM (Jesus And Me)
and the Birthday was full of fun, food and family!
We had a fantastic guest in Bob the Juggler and Magician,
and he dazzled us all with his magic tricks and sleight of
Sausages sizzled and served in bread were a treat, as was
the huge cream cake which was cut by Delta, a "JJ" (Jesus
Junior) and Alisha, a "GG" (God's Group). By the way, the
third group at JAM is called the "KK"s (King's Kingdom)
There were balls galore (some went over the fence!) lots of
painted faces, joyous jumping on the castle, curly rings to
crawl through and of course we all joined in to sing "Happy
Birthday" to JAM.
The weather was great - we finished all our outside games
and fun and just after we moved inside for the magic show,
the clouds opened... but we were safe and warm and dry
Any enquiries for new enrolments to JAM, please contact Mel
on 0409 838 816.
St Marys and Bicheno farewell
ucator Rebecca Barnes
The St Marys Child Care Centre and Bicheno Little
Penguins Child Care Centre are sorry to have to say good
bye to one of their long term child care staff, Rebecca
Bec has been with the centres for 5 years, providing great
care and support for the families and staff in both
communities. Her commitment to child care has seen her
successfully complete her Certificate III in Children’s
Services and she is now well on the way to receiving her
We all congratulate Bec who recently was the successful
applicant for Director’s position at the new Campbell
Town Early Learning Centre, due to open its doors around
the 15th October.
WE are thrilled that Bec will still remain as part of the
bigger NCN family and will be able to maintain a great
relationship with our centres. We all wish Bec well in her
new venture and thank her for her ongoing commitment to
the children of both St Marys and Bicheno. Please come
and say hi to her before her last day on 4 th October.
Tasmanian Lymphoedema Centre
Melbourne Cup Luncheon
The following people made JAM's
11th Birthday really special and I
would like to say how grateful I am
to you all:
Bob the Juggler & Magician, Bruce Glatte,
Don & Van Brown, Felicity Spilsbury,
Janet Drummond, Joanna & David
Stronach, Greg & Evelyn McGee,
Leith & Jenny Cowley,
Mark Carrick, Mike & Liz Hartley,
Stuart Kerr, Vicki Howard,
All the JAMmers and their
parents, especially Vaughan
& Erinn Spilsbury for help
with the seating.
All the visitors.
Thank you, Melanie.
Lymphoedema Centre regrets to advise that
the Melbourne Cup luncheon it had planned
to hold on Tuesday, 6 November 2012 at the
St Marys Hall has been cancelled.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Please note that this doesn’t affect our big
Spring Raffle. Tickets are still on sale and the
winners will be drawn in St Marys on
Melbourne Cup Day.
CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU
The members of the St. Marys
Volunteer Fire Brigade would like to
congratulate the team from the
St. Marys Aurora Depot on achieving
nine years with no lost time injuries.
The brigade would also like to thank
the boys from the depot for the kind
donation that was presented to us
during a barbeque luncheon at the
depot to mark their outstanding
true nature – an exhibition
A very special exhibition was
launched in St. Marys on Saturday
About 30 people enjoyed a
sumptuous shared lunch and
viewed beautiful textile art by Break
O’Day resident Beth Verschoyle.
Beth specialises in plant-dyed
fibres, artist books, basketry, hand
stitching and handmade jewellery
Her thoughtful and handmade work
is deeply personal, and expresses
her close connection with natural
materials and processes
This is Beth’s second exhibition at
Gone Rustic Studio & Gallery.
On display from
29 Sept - 26 Oct 2012
Open Tues-Sat, 10 am to 4 pm
or by appointment
37 Main Street, St Marys 7215
03 6327 2724 or 0417 027 424
OUT OF THE WOODWORK
SECRETARY WENDY BRENNAN 6372 2094
Many thanks to Leanne and “Macca” Mcdonald for the
kind donation of a lawn mower for the Guild’s use.
Results of our Annual General Meeting held on
the 29th September, 2012 are as follows.
Reon Johns :
Wendy Brennan: Secretary
George Wyrostek: Committee Member
Hannah Rubenach: Ancient Games Committee
Pic 3282 Lorraine Gill Fund Raising and Garden Co
Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall
Saturday 20th October 2012
5.30 for 6pm
COUNTRY STYLE COOKING
Enjoy a shared meal with
friends and neighbours.
Please bring a country style side dish/dessert
RSVP Barbara on 6372 2428
Gold coin donation
Kitchen Tea towels $2.00 each, Beach Towels $4.00
each, Wash up /general purpose cloths $1.00 each.
Various garden handy tools $3:00 each,.
Socks for $1:00 pair, durable.
Women's briefs, bamboo made $10:00 for 5 pairs.
And there are Men's as well.
Baby reusable nappies, one size fits all, many colours,
$5.00 each. Second hand pram ready to go $5.00. Garry
brand blue strong baby carrier up to 20kgs $5.00.
Children's mini trampoline red and black $46.00. Child
pump up stool, space saver, only $4.00.
Hanging storage bags, 3 layers, many colors, space
saving $3.50 each, Micky Mouse storage bags. Picture
Frames, A4 certificate frame $3.00each. Butterfly
balloons, very beautiful,$2.00 each.
Delicious Longan in Syrup 567g a tin now only $2.20.
Lemon Sauce ideal for chicken or pork, now only $3.00.
Thai Banan Blossom you may like to give a try. There are
Te Guan yin tea, woo long tea, pu er cha in tea bags,
20 tea bags for only $2.00. Thai, Malasian curry paste,
tomyum curry paste, water crispy chestnuts, bamboo
shoots, dry mountain mushrooms, AND much more.
Great to discover that Michelle Menze is also a
competitive Ping Pong Player!!
If you are playing well in Table Tennis game, let
Junknow, because she would like to include you!!
EXCLUSIVE TO ST MARYS
Jeff Michel & Quinn Griggs
are holding a
On Wed 31 October
4.30pm - 5.30pm
Buy a ticket to the show and win a
once in a lifetime opportunity for
your child to participate in this
Places are limited so bookings are
essential. DON’T MISS OUT.
To book your place ring:
Michelle 0407 046 865
Jeannette 0447 012 887
Get a night “off” from cooking
Relax and enjoy
Between 5.30 - 6.30pm
Fundraising for RAYC
Proudly presented by
Break O’Day Regional Arts
All Building Blocks sessions
are free of charge and for
All sessions are held
Come along and see!
Play & Learn sessions are at:
10th Bicheno War Memorial Hall
12th Falmouth Community Centre
16th Home Visits (please ring and book a visit)
17th Fingal Masonic Lodge
23rd St Marys Hall - ART TASTIC
31st Mathinna Community Hall
For address of venues please ring
We are celebrating “Children's Week” with “ART
TASTIC” this month, where we are holding a exhibition of your
children's recycled and recreated art.
We will be making recycled art over the month and would welcome
any items that your children have made at home.
Art can be dropped off at the Child & Family Centre in St Helens
with your child’s name and age on it, also at Building Blocks
sessions or at St Marys Child Care Centre. Your children’s art/
sculpture or picture needs to be with us by the 22nd of October as
we will be setting up on this day.
We will be having a morning tea and art activities on Tuesday the
23rd at St Marys Hall to celebrate your children's achievements.
For more information or to share ideas/suggestions
Please call Cathy at Healthy House on
6376 5242 or 0400 002 116
Email: [email protected]
present for your entertainment
'A Little Bit of This - A Little bit of That'
Concert to be held in conjunction with
Seniors Week, at Tidal Waters Resort
on Sunday 7th October, 1.30pm.
Bringing you a variety of songs from Musicals to a
little bit of Gospel.
Performing along with the Suncoast Singers will be
Simple Harmony - Infantissimo - Liquorice Allsorts
(men's choir), and introducing a new talent - Kelsey
It's lovely to have the children performing with us,
they bring a freshness all of their own to the show,
singing songs from Oliver, Mary Poppins and
What a way to spend a Sunday afternoon, it's only
$5 for adults, $2 for children and of course a
wonderful raffle donated by Bridget Cole. See you at
1.30pm Sunday 7th October...for more information
call Mary-Anne Wadsworth 6376 2969.
SUSAN PROBERT AKA, ATMS
WHOLE HEALTH PRACTITIONER
Do you Need a ‘Tune Up’?
Feel Anxious or Stressed,
Experience Ongoing Fatigue,
Experience Niggling or Chronic
Muscle Aches and Pains,
Are recovering from Shock or
Would just like to ‘Feel Better’,
Have ‘Life Journey’ issues, or
Would like to improve or enhance
your school, workplace or sporting
You may benefit from this ‘W hole Person’ approach
to Health and Healing!
Susan brings a wealth of experience to her
professional practice. She has worked successfully
with teams which include western medical and
paramedical, traditional Chinese medical and
complementary health practitioners, for a number of
Susan understands that physical, mental, emotional,
nutritional, social and psycho-spiritual aspects of life
experience can impact on Health and Wellbeing.
As is the case with cars, sometimes, we just need a
Clinical sessions incorporate gentle, non-invasive
techniques to promote health and wellbeing.
Susan is also trained to teach Meditation and
By Appointment: 0418 327 940
Bowen Street Clinic, 1/1 Bowen Street, St. Helens,
Purple Possum, 7 Story Street, St. Mary’s, Tas.7215.
Suncoast Jazz Club
Midday Lunch Concert
on Friday 5th October,
at the Portland Hall St Helens.
BYO Lunch and Mug Tea and Coffee provided.
This month’s guest artists are:Geoff Winder, a Harp Manufacturer and performer.
Geoff and Don Ives are going to perform together
this month and do a Chico/Harpo routine. That
should bring the Hall down with their antics...and
introducing a young lady by the name of Tabitha
Glanville, a lovely 10 year old singer from Weymouth
who is going to entertain with a selection of
songs...so a concert not to be missed. entry is just
$5 for members and $7 for non-members.
Pharmacist on duty 5 days a week
Main Street, St Marys Tas. 7215
Phone: 6372 2844 — Fax: 6372 2874
Includes:- Piercing, Earrings
and solution to take home.
With qualified staff
Bec or Sally
ST MARYS NEWSAGENCY
Phone: 6372 2143
Open 7 days a week for your convenience.
Winter trading hours
6am - 6pm Mon to Thurs Fri 6am –7pm
7am – 6pm Sat. & Sun.
Domestic, Commercial, Industrial:
Wiring and Repairs, Rewires,
Advisory, Sales & Installation of heat
pumps and fixed heaters.
Lighting Specialist :
Interior and exterior, Advise,
Sales and Installation.
Ph: 6372-5522 Mbl: 0407-615-072
2 Lagoon Esplanade, Scamander 7215
Plus all the phone
CALOWS BUS DEPOT
Lindsay & Diane
(D. Bailey & son) A.F.D.A
Ph/Fax: 6376 1153 Mob: 0418 133 420
114 Cecilia St
46 Tully Street
We are here when you need us
to arrange Burial or Cremation.
WATCH THIS SPACE
Coming soon to St Marys...
the Launceston Walking Club's
"Do You Know Tasmania?"
Interested in Medieval life? Arts, crafts,
If so please contact Michael on 0447 106 218
or Lillian 6372 2531.
gone rustic studio & gallery
Don't miss it!
When a rather shy, retiring man decided to take his wife on a
safari holiday to Africa, his domineering mother-in-law insisted
on going too. While making camp the first night the fearsome
old lady was found to be missing. After searching for some time,
the couple discovered her in a small clearing, scowling at a
ferocious lion, which was crouched in the dust not far away. The
younger woman was immediately filled with alarm and hissed at
the husband,” Don’t just stand there... do something!”
“Why should I do anything?” he said meekly, “the lion got
himself into this mess, he can get himself out of it!!”
Rae & Partners
Lawyers Barristers & Solicitors
113 Cimitiere St Launceston
St Marys Community Health Centre
Alternate Tuesdays : 9 am – 10 am
Ph: 6337 5555 For appointments.
fibre & textile, mixed media, gifts, kit homes & sheds,
collectibles, classes, exhibitions (open tues – sat, 10 – 4)
37 main street, st marys, tasmania 7215 – 03 6372 2724
www.gonerustic.wordpress.com – [email protected]
JOURNALS ANONYMOUS –11am-2pm on last
Saturday each month at Gone Rustic Studio & Gallery,
St. Marys: just bring whatever art or journal/sketchbook
you’re working on. Cost: donation. BYO lunch. For
more info, call Rita on 0417 027 424 or email to
WRAPPED IN ST MARYS
See photos, slideshows and more at
Also a great way to keep up to date with developments
for next year!
An initiative of GET (Greater Esk Tourism)
St Marys Op Shop
SUMMER OPENING HOURS
Monday - Friday 10 - 4
Market Saturdays 10 - 2
As volunteers are available.
ST MARYS OP SHOP - HALF PRICE SALE
FROM 23RD SEPTEMBER TO 7TH OCTOBER
ALL EXISTING WINTER AND GENERAL STOCK HALF PRICE
BUY FIVE ITEMS AND GET ONE FREE
WE NEED TO MAKE ROOM FOR SPRING STOCK
NOW TAKING DONATIONS OF LIGHTER BEDDING AND SPRING WEIGHT CLOTHING PLEASE
Terrapin Puppet Theatre
Wednesday 31st, October
Details for both events
Sue 6372 2512
SIDE BY SIDE
Jessica Turale and James Brewer
Jessica works in design and photography. James
works in music, design and photography.
Both from Penguin, NW Tasmania, aged 21.
Their work is all based on the landscapes of
North West Tasmania.
James photographs coastal and forest scenes with
a haunting, ethereal feel.
Some are powerful, others poignant. Some are given a dramatic vertical format rather like viewing
through a contemporary architectural window
Tasmanian Regional Arts Touring Exhibition
On Display at GONE RUSTIC, St Marys
Bob Browns comments are to be condemned!
Federal Liberal candidate for Lyons, Eric Hutchinson, has
expressed outrage at Bob Brown’s comments that the
demise of Gunns is a victory for commonsense and the
“It is appalling for Bob Brown to describe this situation –
with the potential loss of hundreds of jobs, and financial
misery for thousands of Tasmanians - as a victory,”
Mr Hutchinson said.
“In the electorate of Lyons, this will hit extremely hard,
not only for Gunns workers and their families, contractors
and many small businesses, but also for the many farmers
who rely on Gunns’ lease payments to pay their bills. It
could break some of these farmers if they lose that income.
“How is this scenario a victory for anything?”
Mr Hutchinson said the so-called forestry peace deal and
the uncertainty in the forestry industry since Labor
minority governments had formed in Tasmania and
nationally had contributed significantly to Gunns’ demise.
He again called on Labor MHR for Lyons, Dick Adams, to
finally stand up for workers and farmers.
“It has been one casualty after another since Labor and
the Greens started meddling in the forestry industry. This
has to stop. The forestry industry has a bright future with
the right policies in place, and Mr Adams must start
fighting for it. Green groups will stop at nothing to shut
this state down and their disgraceful reaction to the Gunns
collapse proves it.
“What’s more, their crowing over the carcass of this once
great company will only entrench the message to would-be
investors that Tasmania is closed for business.”
0447 777 251.
Mt Elephant Fudge
for all your sweet desires!!!
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
10am - 5pm
Authentic hot chocolate!!
Assorted handmade Belgian chocolates,
yummy fudge and delicious sweet treats.
Cone Ice creams, Banana Splits, Sundaes, Milkshakes,
Iced Choc/Coffees, Coffee, Chocolates, Cheesecake,
Gift and Post Cards
NEW - Books on local interest and history
Gift Vouchers available.
HANDMADE in ST MARYS”
ST MARYS BAKERY
PH: 6372 2131
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
FRESH BREAD, ROLLS & BUNS,
PIES, PASTIES, CAKES,
COFFEE, COLD DRINKS,
52 MAIN ST ST MARYS.
EAST COAST SURVEYING
Consulting surveyors and land planners.
Brett Woolcott 6376 1972
We can help you.
Buying a pr oper ty?
Planning a development?
Unsure of your property potential
In dispute with an adjoining owner?
It’s time to see the Muscleman.
He can realign your muscles and
release pinched nerves, restoring your
strength. The pain will go.
It’s just like putting a rope back into a
pulley, everything works better.
Dennis Lillee said; “ I feel 20 years
BREAK O’DAY MUNICIPALITY
FOR AN APPOINTMENT
PHONE PETER HORSFIELD
ST MARYS SPORTS
Every Friday—6.30 - 7.30pm
drinks at discounted prices
Ph: 6372 2177
0413 635 690
OR EMAIL: [email protected]
Progress- Progress- Progress
Hi everyone. The support for the coming Food and Wine Festival has been nothing short of
FANTASTIC. What a village. What a community. Thank you. Saturday 17th November is shaping up
to be a fabulous event.
Our collective thank you goes not only to our generous Sponsors and the commitment from the stall
holders but to everyone involved who has a role to play in getting this year’s festival off the ground.
So far we have 21 food and 10 Wine and Beer stalls. There’s room for more so if you think you would
like to be part of this magnificent day with your food or wine offerings please contact Subi at the
Bicheno PO on 6375 1244.
The Art and Artisan exhibition to be held in the School Hall on the day is now fully subscribed. You
can expect some great surprises and a wonderful experience.
As you can imagine there are hundreds of things to do to set up the Festival on the day so we need
committed helpers. So, if you could spare the time on the 17th of November to help please contact Jenny on 6375 1129.
We have great musicians joining us this year with Tony Garrett, Joff, Peter Cornelius and Band and
The Pretty Things. (The music will continue until late)
There’s face painting, balloon art and entertainment for the young kids.
Extending now into the Lions Park makes it a great place to sit and enjoy all the activities on the day. Don’t forget, bring your folding
tables and chairs so you can sit down, enjoy and party.
The following is a list of our generous sponsors. (And there’s more to come)
The Examiner, Tasmania 40° South Magazine, Waubs Bay, a gallery, 7LA, BCDA through Bicheno Forward, Tasmanian
Helicopters, Seascape Development, Swansea Bicheno Community Bank, Freycinet Coast Tourism Partnership, Bicheno
Pharmacy, LJ Hooker Bicheno, Bicheno Service Centre, Pasinis, Bicheno Bayside B & B, Earth Land Sea Gallery,
Windows on Bicheno, Bicheno Post Art and Design, Chris Bloggs Signs, Di Garcia, Art Space Convenor, Bicheno IGA .
If you would like to be a sponsor contact Doria on 6375 2010.
Put the 17th of November into your diary and do ask your friends to joins you for the Bicheno Food and Wine Festival.
Media Coordinator, Bicheno Food and Wine Festival.
To Evandale Markets.
7th October, 2012
To Eastlands Shopping Centre,
27th October, 2012
To Salamanca Markets, Hobart
10th November, 2012
To Eastlands Shopping Centre,
1st December, 2012
Pick up from St Marys, Fingal, Avoca.
Bookings essential. Seats limited.
Wheelchair accessible vehicle
To book, phone Jan at Community
Is there somewhere special you’d like to go as
a group? The movies… the races…
Craft shows? Let us see if we can help!
Articles for any edition may be left at the St Marys
Pharmacy. This also includes items for sale and wanted.
Please ensure that your details are included.
15 years experience
Home & business
Hardware & software
Websites & email
Windows, Mac, Linux
ADSL, WiFi, Satellite
0401 497 199
Mob 0409 959121
Dr Sax with
In the back
– til late
to attend Bingo at the
EAST COAST GLASS
Falmouth Ph: 6372 5361
Locally owned and servicing the East Coast.
Call David and Anne Cannon
for prompt and reliable service.
Eyes down at 1pm
6 Lagoon Esplanade
Ph: 6372 5529
Every 1st and 3rd Thursday
of the month starting
Bathers Wetsuits DVDs
FINGAL VALLEY NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE
FREE LEGAL LITERACY ON TUESDAYS 11 TO 4- OPEN TO
EVERYONE IN THE VALLEY FOR FREE
LEGAL HELP - THOSE FORMS, CONTRACTS, INFO ETC...
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MECHANICAL REPAIRS & SERVICE
PH: 6372 2335
° Washing machine NOISY?
° Refrigerator runs too LONG?
° Clothes dryer blows cold AIR?
Then you need the service
of our technicians.
82 days until Christmas.
41 Main St. St Marys Tas 7215
Fax: 6372 2822
Mob: 0419 503 109
Valley and Coast Hobby Craft and Arts Guide.
Thanks to all those contributing to this guide for either
groups or individuals.
Your permission to add content to these great activities in
knowledge skills or information will hopefully aid others
keen to try new things. We welcome more groups to add
as time goes on so ring Rod McGiveron on 6372 2215 or
email me at [email protected] any time to
come on board. Thanks again.
The Valley & East Coast Voice Guidelines.
Opinions in any letters published are not necessarily the views held
CRANKS AND TINKERERS (St.Marys)… Anything
mechanical /classic cars / modelling. You name it …we do it.
Contact Ian Summers on 6372 2724 or Grant Faulkner
6372 2335 (business hours)“Get your motor started”.
SWANSEA MODEL YACHT CLUB (Swansea) Model yacht/
boat building and racing.
Contact Barry Lord (Commodore) on 6257 8200 or email
[email protected] or ring Secretary Cheryl
Hodgetts 6257 8548. email: [email protected]
“Just like the real thing only smaller”.
GONE RUSTIC (StMarys)
Contemporary art and craft,
quilting, card making and regular workshops. Contact Rita
[email protected] “come and say g’day”.
LAUNCESTON MODEL AERO CLUB (LMAC) Headquarters at Symmons Plains. Everything radio control RC.
aeroplanes, helicopters and gliders. Contact
(President) or Geoff Hays (Secretary) by typing in Launceston
Model Aero Club in your browser and send us a message via the
Contact Us links on our website and… “Come fly with us”.
JOHN McCOLL (St Marys) Sculpting, sketching and art skills
and contacts. Ring John on 6372 2413 for tips, advice, help or
leave a message.
(Addlestone House B/B St. Marys) All
things photography. Contact Peter for help, guidance or tips on
6372 2783 and he’ll help if he can. Or leave a message.
ST MARYS FITNESS GROUP. All level fitness to music.
Lots of fun on Monday and Thursday evenings. All welcome
any age. Ring Fran on 6372 2614. Love to hear from you.
BREAK O’DAY WOODCRAFT GUILD (St Marys Railway
Station) We provide a centralised meeting place for mature men
and women to share skills, knowledge, access to services,
building of friendships and projects and we welcome newcomers
to our community. Open Mondays, Wednesdays Fridays and
Saturdays. Contact Cr. Reon Johns on 0429 722 091 mobile or
6372 2094 home. “Come and join us sometime”.
SUNCOAST SINGERS (St Helens) We sing, sing, sing. Get
together at St Helens on Fridays from 10am-12.30 pm. For more
info ring Maryanne Wadsworth on 6376 2969 or email her at
[email protected] “If you can yawn you can sing”.
RODNEY MC GIVERON / PAUL DAVERN Amer ican
HO Model Rail. If interested in model rail contact Rod on
6372 2215 or email [email protected] or call
Paul on 6372 5526 sometime. “See you down the line.
St Marys Police Phone Number 6372 1010
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D 65 KOMATSU DOZER, RIPPER & TILT BLADE
10 YARD TIPPER
AND MUCH MORE
CLEAN CRACK LAUNDROMAT
32 MAIN ST., ST MARYS
(NEXT TO SECONDHAND ROSE)
Coin operated washers & driers
‘You asked, we delivered’
‘The Common Sense
Approach for Tasmania’.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Winter trading hours:
7am - 5.30pm (ish)
(Fri & Sun a little later)
Remedial Massage and Naturopathy
ring Sue Christiansen for an appointment.
0418 515 419
MEALS ON WHEELS ROSTER
8th Debbie Barnes
9th Pam Bretz
10th Barbara McAllister
11th Kaye Nailer
Please leave written material at the
St Marys Pharmacy,
Main St, St Marys,
0488 384 344
15th Pam Lynch
16th Lorraine Gill
17th Liz Rice
18th Yvonne Salter
19th Hannah Rubenach
St Helens Vigil
2nd Sunday: LITURGY
St Helens Vigil
of Northern Midlands
11am 2nd/4th Sundays
3 pm 1st/3rd Sundays
Mathinna: 3pm 2nd/ 4th Sundays
11am 1st/3rd Sundays
6.00pm Campbell Town: 9am every Sun.
(3rd Sunday –Family Service)
of Break O’Day
Ph: 6376 1144
8am St Helens
10am St Marys
10.30am St Helens
4th Sunday Kids Church
3rd Sunday: MASS
3rd Saturday of each month –
St Helens Vigil
6.00pm Community Dinner @ St Marys
3-5pm every Tuesday.
4th Sunday LITURGY
excepting school holidays.
St Helens Vigil
6.00pm Envoy Melanie Norton Ph: 63722099
SUNDAY JOY 12.30pm
this is a bring-and-share lunch followed
by a great time of friendship
9.30am and fellowship. You are very welcome
5th Sunday LITURGY
St Helens Vigil
Baptisms & Weddings
Ph: 6372 2252
Classifieds: 25 words or less: free
Community notices : free.
Small boxed ads. Garage sales. Greetings.
Thanks etc. $12.
¼ page $20. ½ page $30.
Full page $50.
1 year posted subscription $40.
Copy of guidelines available on request.
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Catholic Parish of
Sr. Lorraine Groves
Parish House. Ph: 6372 2252
Mob: 0409 172 741
1st Sunday: MASS
Accounts: Mary: 6372 2328
or post: C/- Post Office, St Marys Tas 7215
12th Val Spencer
PH: Judy: 6372 2155
email: [email protected]
Contacts for Valley Voice
to join us and share our JOY!
Ph:0409 838 816.
Break O’Day Uniting Church
The Manse St Helens
Ph: 6376 2405
St Helens 9.00 am
Seventh Day Adventist
Hodgeman Street Scamander
Sabbath School 10 am
Divine Service 11 am
Vision FM 88.0 at
St. Marys, St Helens and Fingal.
The Breakfast program is now hosted by
Matt and Karen on weekdays.
There are now over 500 stations
100% positive music & talk all day long;
connecting faith to life.
National Vision Radio Network.
Phone 1800 007 770.
St Marys Online Access Centre
Wednesday 10am-4 pm
Thursday 10 am – 3 pm
10 am – 3 pm
Saturday 11 am – 2 pm
Ph: 6372 2005
ST MARYS OP-SHOP
SUPPORTING YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL
SUMMER OPENING HOURS:
MON TO FRI. 10AM — 4PM
ST MARYS MARKET SATURDAY
From October 1st.
As volunteers are available always looking for NEW volunteers.
Contact Janet Drummond on
0404 562 032 or call in to the shop
for a chat on a Friday.
Sports & Social Club News:
Golf: A couple of good weeks on the cour se, star ting with hosting around 35 veteran golfers a fortnight ago. It was nice to see a
few on the course as it is at it’s absolute best at present.
Last weekend saw a junior golf clinic hosted by Casino
professional Bryce Gorum. He could only be commended for his
efforts as he took several of our junior golfers through their paces
for around two hours and then took time to do a little coaching of a
regular senior member of the club. Thanks also to Roy Ridgers for
his efforts in teeing up the day. Unfortunately, as the groups were
half way through their round later in the morning, the rain came,
putting a premature end to some rounds. Still, everyone enjoyed the
day and thanks to Russell & Bobby Harwood for their support with
trophies, no one went home empty handed.
Last weekend saw around 20 patrons take part in the Grand Final
breakfast and golf. Winners were Chris, Liam Davern and Brent,
Jordan (Tiger) Leedham. Kirsten Viney won the popular tipping
competition and Chris Davern finished last in the darts. Thanks to
chefs Damon, Jack and Trevor for feeding the hoards and special
thanks to Jackie for her afternoon snacks that went down a treat.
Now there is a bit of support for this event there are a few suggestions for improving the day next year.
This Sunday at 10:00am will see a stableford event.
Bowls: We finally had a chance to have a r oll last weekend in
the inaugural Nan Stewart Memorial at Scamander. Whilst everyone was a little rusty, it was great to see that we filled 4 full rinks.
Although we went down narrowly, everyone enjoyed the day and
we get to have our chance prior to the season commencing next
year. This week, division 2 commences the season at St. Helens.
The team will be named Thursday night after training. Division 1
have the bye.
Fundraising: As you can see by the ads in this issue, ther e is a
bit going on at present. This Saturday at 6:30pm, Macca and the
crew host a trivia night. Saturday 20th Diesel hosts the Aussie Bush
Tucker Night. Saturday the 3rd November we host around 80
campers to a meal. Sunday the 4th is the well supported Reverse
Course and due to the Lymphoedema Centre being unable to host
the Melbourne Cup Luncheon, we are going to take bookings and
in conjunction with the Lions Club, have a go at the event, see
advertising this issue.
BOWLS MEETING THIS FRIDAY 5th OCTOBER AT 7:00pm.
GENERAL COMMITTEE MEETING TUESDAY 9th OCTOBER AT
Trivia Night at The Sports Centre
This Saturday Night 6th October
Cost $8.00 per person (includes supper)
Hosted by Macca, Blackie & Barney
(Parental Guidance Is Recommended)
Put together a table of 6 – 8 people
come along with your thinking caps on
and enjoy a great evening of trivia.
38 Main Street St Marys
Phone/Fax 6372 2240 - Butcher Ph: 6372 2274
Mon – Fri
8am – 6pm
Sat 8am - 12 noon Sun - closed
This week’s specials.
(available from Thurs 4th Oct -Wed 10th Oct)
from the butchery
IGA corned silverside
Short loin lamb chops
Blade roasts/blade steak
Nichols chicken drumsticks
from the shelves
Nescafe Café Menu coffee sachets 10pk
Sanitarium Weetbix value pack 1.3kg
Duo laundry powder 500g
Kleenex connonelle toilet tissue 8p k
Robur/Billy/Tynee Tips teacup bags 100s
from the coolroom/freezer
Bega cheese super slices 250g
Bulla creamy classic icecream 2lt
Nestle drumsticks 24pk
Coon tasty cheese block 1kg
Birds Eye frozen peas 1kg (excl baby peas
next week’s specials
(available from Thurs 11th Oct - Wed 17th Oct)
from the butchery
Boneless legs of lamb
Lamb BBQ chops
Ingham microwave chicken
Nichols turkey rump roast
from the shelves
Devondale long life milk 2lt
Windex trigger glass cleaner 500ml
Safe white toilet tissue 12pk
Palmolive Naturals shamp 400ml/cond 375ml
Kraft vegemite 400g
all only .99c each
Schweppes/Pepsi soft drink 2lt
Arnotts shapes 160/190g/Clix/Savoy 180/225g
Nabisco Chips Ahoy 250g/Oreo Original 300g
CSR white sugar/raw sugar 1kg
Smiths potato chips 175g
ST MARYS TASMANIA 7215.