Vol 45 No 10 2012 - The Valley and East Coast Voice

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Vol 45 No 10 2012 - The Valley and East Coast Voice
The Valley & East Coast Voice
Volume 45 No. 10, Thursday September 6, 2012.
Est. 1968
50 cents
Memorable Historic event at Mathinna
On a recent sunny but very windy Sunday, the
Mathinna Landcare Group were presented with
a 25 pound field gun.
The 26th August 2012 will go down in
Mathinna history, as Norman Andrews, OAM
Secretary-Public Officer of RAA Assoc of
Tasmania proudly handed over this piece of
Australian history.
Little is know about the weapon except that it
was recovered from a blackberry patch and was
still in full operational condition. The gun was
restored to its original condition and rendered
safe. It is thought to have been used to celebrate
the Queen's Birthday with a blank fired to
announce this occasion.
Norman Andrews handed this important relic to
Red Parsons and it is on display at the Mathinna
cenotaph.
After the official ceremony we all adjourned for
a hot cuppa and nibbles.
Congratulations to the town of Mathinna.
In attendance, representing the Break O’Day
Council were Mayor Schmerl and Councillor
Reon Johns.
(Photos: Cllr Reon Johns.)
Please note: Deadline for articles in the next Valley Voice is 5pm Tuesday September 18, 2012
EMAIL ADDRESS: [email protected]
Community news
St Marys Hospital Auxiliary meets the fir st Monday of every
month at 2pm at the St Marys Community Health Centre.
Tasmania
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 standardbeginners welcome-childminding included - lovely safe place to
bring toddlers while you play.
Ph: Karon 63722382/Dana 63722033
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
271 315.
Are you doing/interested in Homeschooling? Keen for a local
network? Contact Michelle: 6372 2835 / 0418 271 315.
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
welcome.
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 Wednesday of each month at 4.p.m. at the e.ScApe Cafe.
All welcome. Inquiries to Rod 6372 2444.
GET TOURISM ... meets the second Monday of each
month unless otherwise notified.
WHERE:
Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House
TIME:
7PM
All WELCOME.
Enquiries to the president on 63722783.
Bicheno Indoor Market
When:
Where:
every 3rd Sunday of the month
Bicheno War Memorial Hall
9am – 1pm
Hot Foods – come and enjoy breakfast,
morning tea or lunch.
Variety of Stalls
More stall space available:
Contact David Logie: ph. 6375 1129.
Only 1 market left for this year!
16th September.
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
various charities.
For stall booking and other inquiries, please phone Cheryl on
6372 2194. Leave message.
St Marys Market
Rain hail or shine the markets will be held
on the 1st Saturday every month in the
community hall. 9am start.
New stall holders welcome.
Phone Robina 03 6372 2022 or Sue 03 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. 0403430452
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.
www.fingalvalleyhistory.com
Gipps Creek Field Day
Walk & history talk by local
residents Brad & Mary Knowles
Sunday 16th September 2012
Meeting at Purple Possum in St Marys at
9:45 am, or Gipps Greek turn-off on the Rossarden Road at 10:30 am
All Welcome
come along and learn the history of one of
Tasmanian's oldest tin mining towns
As well, enjoy good company and a BYO lunch
For sale
Classifieds
Mitsubishi Magna S/W 90. Power steer ing, auto,
240,000kms, runs well, reg till Dec”12. $500. ono.
Ph: 0427 603 488.
Barina XC hatch 2005, auto, r eg. 04-13, silver/lilac, only
50,000kms. Full service record. Immac.cond. AC & CD
player. $10,500.ono. PH: 6372 5667.
1994 Honda XR 100. good condition. Mechanically A1.
$1400. ono. Contact Karen Polden Ph: 6372 2438 or
Mob: 0439 333 398.
Set of 4 timber swivel bar stools, leather seat and back.
Good con. $400—the lot. Wardrobe & dressing table. $40
for both. Ph: 6372 2357.
Budgies for sale. $10 each. Ph: 63751949.
17" flat screen colour TV. HD set top box (never used)
DVD player. Swivel wall mount (never used) $150 the
lot. Ph: K Floyed 6372 2176.
Steam Mop Bissell. Ver y good condition. Paid $169.
Sell $30. Ph: 0408 519 373 or 6372 5486.
For sale
BARGAIN OF THE YEAR –
a 2 storey kit home (lock-up only) for only
$33,000.00! Three bedrooms, open plan living area,
laundry, bathroom, separate wc downstairs,
bathroom and wc upstairs, deck opening out from
upstairs bedroom over porch at ground level. Total
floor area (both levels) of 168 sq. m. Purchaser will
need to organise own pickup. Call Rita on 03 6372
2724 or drop in to Gone Rustic, 37 Main Street,
St Marys (Tues-Sat, 11-3)
WANTED TO BUY
CHEAP CARAVAN.
PH: 0429 301 140.
Wanted to buy
Exercise bike in good condition.
Ph: 0437 227 123
GIVE AWAY - PIGS
Sigma sedan, automatic, r eg until Nov. Power steer ing,
air conditioning. A gift at $600. Ph: 6377 1114.
10 SOWS, 2 YEARS OLD - 6 BOARS
2006 Subaru Forester, 84,000kms 5 speed manual, r ego
12th month 2012. Good tyres. In good condition. $17,500
neg. Ph: 0499 742 178.
Frozen blueberries - $11 kilo Phone 6372 2341.
Frozen raspberries for sale 10 dollar s /kg . Ideal for
jams, cakes and puddings.
Raspberry canes with good r oots $1 each.
Ph: Jack 6372 2034.
Ph: 6372 2271.
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.
Wheat for sale. 20kg bags, $10. 20kg bags cr ushed, $15.
Contact Jason: 0419 514 947.
Garden mulch. Large square bales of straw.
FINGAL VALLEY NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE INC AGM
Will be held on Thursday 20th September 2012 at 7pm at
the Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House. All welcome to
attend. Any enquiries, please contact the office on
6374 2344.
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.
FINGAL ONLINE ACCESS CENTRE
Joyce, Peter, Helen and families of the late John
(Jack) Wines would like to thank all persons who
sent condolence cards, phone calls, text messages,
floral tributes and also people who attended the
funeral service, in the loss of our beloved husband,
father, grand and great granddad. A special thank
you to Dr Latt, all nursing staff for their kindness
and help during our sad loss.
Sincerely,
Joyce Wines.
Will be holding their AGM on Wednesday 19th
September 2012 at 7pm, at the Online Access Centre. All
welcome to attend. Any enquiries, please contact the
Online Centre on 6374 2222.
BINGO
at the
Cornwall hall
every Monday at 7pm.
2 Jackpots $120 & $100.
All welcome.
Money raised going to help with
renovations to the hall.
Free delivery in St Marys area.
Ph: Mark or Alana: 63722145.
RETURN THANKS
FINGAL DISTRICT PROGRESS COMMITTEE INC
Will be holding their AGM on Wednesday 25th
September 2012 at 7pm at the Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House. All welcome to attend.
Any enquiries, please contact Louisa on 0438 372 246
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.
www.fingalvalleyhistory.com
Cornwall Explosion
As we grow older, many of our childhood
memories tend to fade away. Some we lose
forever, and others are blurred by a cloudy
mist with only bits and pieces visible here
and there. There are a few, however, that
remain almost as vivid as if it happened
yesterday. One of those vivid memories for
me happened when I was only five years old.
My family lived only a few hundred metres
from the entrance to one of the coal mines at
Cornwall and the sounds from the mine, such
as the clanking of coal skips, the voices of
the men yelling orders at their ponies, or the
whistle that singled the start, crib time and
finish of the shift, were an everyday part of
our lives.
It was a Tuesday and the last day of
An old explosion Magazine that still
February 1950. Around mid-afternoon I
stands amongst the undergrowth
went inside to get a glass of water because it
was a rather hot day. I sat down at the kitchnear the old Cornwall Mine
en table and the first thing I remember was
the table started to shake; then I saw the crockery that hung in the kitchen cabinet begin to move; then within the next
second the sound of a large explosion echoed across the town, rattling everything for hundreds of metres.
I jumped up and along with my mother, ran outside to be joined by a dozen neighbours all standing staring in
bewilderment at a huge plume of smoke bellowing up from near the mine. “W hat the hell has happened!” was the question everyone was asking.“God forbid, the mine has blown up”, somebody cried. “Oh, no, our men are down there”.
There was panic everywhere. Some women ran towards the mine, others just stood frozen in fear. At the mine the
surface, staff was also bewildered as to what had happened. Men were running around shutting off electrical equipment,
whilst others grabbed fire fighting tools and ran towards the fire that was now raging in the nearby bush. It took several
minutes for the staff to realize the detonator magazine had somehow blown up. But the panic continued for quite a while
before the news came through that, thankfully, no one had been hurt.
On the 1st March 1950 the following article appeared in the Examiner Newspaper: “MAGAZINE BLOWN UP AT
CORNWALL MINE. A magazine containing nearly 2500 detonators was apparently wilfully blown up at Cornwall
Coal Mine, St Marys, between 2:30 and 2:40 pm yesterday.
The explosion shook surrounding buildings and completely destroyed the building in which the detonators and caps were
stored.
Miners and other workers on top of the bank-top at the mine miraculously escaped injury. Sgt W. J. Gough of St Marys
Police who is conducting investigations with Trooper E. C. Flude, said last night that the door of the magazine had been
forced. “But we have not found the lock”, he added.
Sgt Gough said 1200 detonators were also found within a 60 to 80 feet range of the magazine. They had apparently
been dragged outside.
Bushes and shrubs were set alight by the explosion. However, the outbreak was quickly brought under control by the
miners, although the situation was extremely volatile because detonators were constantly exploding whilst the men were
fighting the fire.
Sgt Gough said he hopes to complete his investigations into the incident today.”
The next day (Thursday the 2nd March 1950) another article appeared in the Examiner. It read as follows: “PUZZLED
BY CORNWALL EXPLOSION. Although a young boy will appear in the St Marys Children’s Court to answer a
charge of blowing up a magazine at the Cornwall Coal Colliery on Tuesday, police do not know how it was done.
Police at St Marys said a boy admitted breaking into the magazine. However, he had refused to say anything about the
explosion. Investigations by police and mining officials had failed to reveal how the explosion began.”
The young lad in question, who was said to be around ten years old at the time, was obviously smart for his age. But one
can only wonder what he could have done with today’s technology.
Jim Haas
St Marys Cricket
Senior Cricket training will commence on 27/9/12 at 6:00pm at the St Marys Cricket Ground. All old
and new players welcome! Contact Craig if you want to play but can’t make training 0407 908 058.
Letters to the Editor
Vol. 45 No 10, September 6, 2012
We are referring to the letter from Leigh Spilsbury that
was published in the Valley Voice dated 23 August 2012
in particular his comment about one family using the
disabled parking. We are disappointed that if Leigh had
seen this situation happening and if he had a gripe about it
why not approach the family involved and ask them why
they had 2 cars parked in the disabled parking. Did this
occur on 13th April 2012?
Regardless as to whether or not the disabled parking was
being used by the same family, if they were displaying a
disabled parking permit, which Leigh said they were, he
does not have any right to have a whinge about this. There
are many reasons as to why there would be 2 cars from
the same family. Did he actually see the people go to the
shop or school or is he just making an assumption?
If this was aimed at our family I wish to point out that my
husband was admitted to hospital with a suspected heart
attack at approximately 10am and was not released until
9.30pm that night and at no time did both of us leave the
hospital. If he did see us walking around, it was under
doctors instructions to do so.
We value having a disable parking space outside the door
and many times we don't even park there, we leave it for
other people but there is also many occasions when we
have been to see the doctor and people that don't have
disabled parking permits are parked in these parking bays,
maybe Leigh should be picking on these people not genuine people who have reasons and parking permits that
allow them to park there.
Big Backward Step
There is a proposal by our council to “streetscape” our
town. Did you order it? Do you want it?
You have already paid a good deal of money having elaborate and attractively presented plans drawn up.
Did you order them? Do you want them?
It’s too late to say no to the theory as it’s already fact.
And we have paid for it!
St Marys and Fingal have wide, uncluttered, safe streets.
Why take a retrograde step.
Most asinine is the proposal to reduce Main Street
parking space drastically by the backward step from the
excellent, logical, angle parking to parallel parking.
One thing it will mean is that we’ll have to park further
away and (God forbid) walk a greater distance!
Did you ask for that? Do you want to pay for it?
The fact is the council are the servants not the masters of
the inhabitants of Break O’Day - unless we allow them to
be the masters! It’s our town - not theirs. It’s our money
- not theirs.
Have your say!
Stop it now - don’t bloody whinge about it when its been
forced on us because we were too apathetic to do
anything.
Wake up St Marys.
David Lawer.
ST MARYS NEWSAGENCY
Phone: 6372 2143
Gillian McDiarmid
Maternity Services Coming to the East Coast
An antenatal clinic has been developed through a funded
program from the Medical Specialist Outreach Assistance
Program- Maternity Services. The midwifery Service will
commence on Tuesday 11th September based at St Marys
Community Health Centre at St Marys and the St Helen’s
Child and Family Centre at St Helens. Services that will
be provided include Obstetric appointments; Midwifery
led antennal clinic and links with Physiotherapy, Social
Work and the Child Health Nurse.
To access the East Coast Maternity Service please speak
to your Doctor about accessing the service and they will
forward a referral form. Women under care of LGH
currently can discuss this with the Launceston General
Hospital Antenatal Clinic at their next appointment.
The service does not provide home visits or in labour
care. In labour care will continue to be delivered by the
Launceston General Hospital and women are to present
there when in labour.
Phone: 6348 7111 Launceston
6372 2111 St Marys
6376 5222 St Helens
Open 7 days a week for your convenience.
Winter trading hours
6am - 6pm Mon to Thurs Fri 6am –7pm
7am – 6pm Sat. & Sun.
AURORA PAYG
PHONE CARDS
PRE-PAID
MOBILES
DVDs
STATIONERY
GIFTS
WRAPPING PAPER
NEWSPAPERS
MAGAZINES
FISHING GEAR
Plus all the phone
credit you
will need.
BAIT
ICE
Employment wanted
House cleaning. Experienced lady.
References supplied. $15 p/hr.
Ph: 6372 2814.
NEW DVDs
CALOWS BUS DEPOT
Employment wanted
Gardening, odd jobs. Honest, Catholic
family man. $15 p/hr. Ph: 6372 2814.
St Helens - St Marys Community Bank
Community Grants Presentation
St Helens Neighbourhood House
29th August 2012
Variety was the theme for the St Helens/StMarys
Community Bank presentation night held last week.
Five grants of $300 each were donated to community
groups who are associated with a variety of activities
involving young people in our community.
The winners were St Marys Regional Arts, Auskick
St Helens, Riding for the Disabled, St Helens Netball
Association and the St Helens Neighbourhood House.
Donations had been given by people who participated
in the community bank conference held in St Helens in
March. They came from Geeveston – Huonville, Hobart and Swansea and all wanted to help our
community.
Chairman Heather Butler, said “It is a great thrill to
see such a wide range of activities that are available for
our young people and for the St Helens – St Marys
Community Bank project to be able to support these
voluntary groups. There is creativity, and different
sports where young people can develop their own
individual skill sets and talents while having fun. All of
the successful grants will help to develop the potential
of our young citizens and add to the depth of
experience in their lives.”
Samantha Somerfield
Riding For The Disabled
Jane Tippett
St Helens Neighbourhood House
More pledges of your intent to support the Community
Bank are needed before the steering committee can
proceed to the business planning stage for a
Community Bank, so please consider filling in a pledge
form which can be obtained and lodged at St Marys
Supermarket, Eastlines or Gazzmans in St Helens so
that we can get two Community Banks established.
Geoff Butler,
Publicity Officer.
Photos of the winners, along with Chairman Heather Butler.
Rob McIntyre
Auskick
Jeanette Del Santos
Break O’Day Regional Arts
Lisa Whittaker
St Helens Netball Association
OUT OF THE WOODWORK
SECRETARY, WENDY BRENNAN 637 22094
On behalf of all our members we wish Margaret Derbyshire
a speedy recovery from her recent illness. Although
Margaret is not a member of “Our Gang” she has always
been a strong supporter and advocate of the Guild.
Many thanks to Wendy Fowler for her kind donation of tea
bags, its small gestures like this that ease the financial
pressure with the cost of sundries etc.
We are in the fund raising process at present to help finance
our antiquated games which will be held on the Guild’s
grounds. We hope to have Badminton, Barchi and Croquet
and have competitors dress in period costumes. We believe
this would be most fitting for such an “auspicious” occasion
especially when it will be followed by high tea and attended
by our gracious games patron Lady Hannah Rubenach.
On a serious note many thanks to all the community who
supported our raffle. The coffers are looking up and we also
thank the people who support our club by purchasing one
of our “most hated most eaten snags.”
Pictured right are three ‘before and after’ photos of our
memorial garden, started and maintained by Guild
members.
The garden contains many cuttings given to the Guild from
many members of our community who are no longer with
us… but remain in our thoughts especially at spring.
The Guild meets on the last Saturday of every month at
2pm in the old railway goods shed situated behind the
Railway Station complex.
New members are always
welcome, both men and women. We are open Monday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Other times by
appointment. (Please note that our previously advertised
day of Friday has now been replaced by Thursday)
GOLDEN GATE GALLERY OPENS AT MATHINNA
Beautiful weather was at hand Sat 1.8.2012 for The
Golden Gate Gallery Official opening at Mathinna.
A good size crowd enjoyed browsing through the art
and crafts inside and enjoyed a lovely BBQ outside in
the sun.
Linda Burns and Mayor Sarah Schmerl were on hand
for the opening speech.
Interested in Medieval life? Arts, crafts,
costumes etc?
If so please contact Michael on 0447 106 218
or Lillian 6372 2531.
The Say
Cagerattler
Back in the 1960s Australia went to a pretty much unwinnable war in Vietnam. So many who
embarked on that war either by choice or due to National Service at the time came back not only
changed but also unfairly ostracised by others in their communities. I’ve never been able to
understand that to this day, but it happened.
For those who went willingly they no doubt served thinking they were fighting a Khmer Rouge
regime who were essentially dictators and to the National Service people it was simple, you go and
do your time. So many paid with their lives and many more were never the same again after
witnessing the atrocities that took place. Ultimately though, North Vietnamese forces entered the
south and foreign troops left the country in 1975. Quite simply the overwhelming problems foreign
and South Vietnamese troops faced was being able to tell friend from enemy and ‘friendly fire’ often
killed you.
Roll the clock forward a few decades to present day. What’s changed in that regard?
In the past few days we’ve seen the senseless, gutless murder of three Australian diggers by a rogue
supposedly genuine Afghan soldier. This creature, no human decency to be classified as human,
cowardly gunned down these blokes under the guise of being an ally and student of our troops. This
same situation has now occurred several times during deployment of coalition troops to this
backward place of the planet where extremists exist in big numbers. Once again the best of intentions
are met by people with very little if any regard for humanity, namely Taliban loyalists and
collaborators. As sorry as we feel for Afghan citizens genuinely wanting a better and more peaceful
life, a truly wonderful ideal, I am absolutely certain that no matter how long our troops are deployed,
the day after we pull out this evil mob will resurface and go about their horrific, dictatorial
and murderous ways.
In the meantime so many wonderful service men and women put their lives on the line for an
unachievable result. For generation after generation this part of the world battles tribal and cultural
wars and it would be nigh on impossible to stamp out this mentality in a few short years. Whilst our
brave souls battle insurgents, IEDs and these “friendly” troops, our politicians should stop sitting on
their hands and get them out before it’s totally out of control, because sooner or later it will be. Lets
not finish up with another Vietnam.
What do you think? (Column by Rod McGiveron)
RSPCA Cupcake Day 2012
On Monday 27- Friday 31 August 2012 you may
have been lucky enough to see and taste the
wonderful display and selection of cupcakes for sale
at the St Marys Community Health Centre. Di Field,
Bec Hansson and Katie Burow swapped their roles
as nurses and became Cupcake Chef’s.
What an amazing selection and job they did! There
was even a selection of cupcakes for the dogs! At the
end of the week $665 had been raised in cupcake
sales for the RSPCA!
We apologise to those of you who missed out on the
opportunity to purchase/taste these wonderful
creations but due to the popularity and amount of
funds raised discussions are underway to have
another ‘cupcake day’ for another to be decided
charity later in the year. We will let you know…
Thank you to everyone for your support of this
important cause and a GREAT BIG THANK YOU
to our wonderful multitalented Nurses/Chef’s!
Pictured right, some of the decorated cupcakes.
Ana’s
Hairdressing Salon
Main Street, St Marys
Open every Tuesday & Wednesday
9am
Bringing 22 years experience
For all your cuts, colours, perms, sets.
Phone: 0448 532 531
On Tuesday & Wednesdays, or just call in.
Or phone (H) 6372 5497 to pre-book.
Same prices, service & phone numbers
Providing a service to the community.
OPEN SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
27th of August 2012
Media Release: YouTube Video
Out of an abundance of caution I have decided to remove
from YouTube a video created for last weekend’s State
Conference.
I note the repeated, public complaints by the Labor Party
and I can understand why the Labor Party doesn’t want
Tasmanians being reminded just how bad the
Green-Labor experiment is.
Sam McQuestin
State Director
Liberal Party of Australia (Tasmanian Division)
EAST COAST SURVEYING
Consulting surveyors and land planners.
Brett Woolcott 6376 1972
We can help you.
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Buying a pr oper ty?
Planning a development?
Unsure of your property potential
In dispute with an adjoining owner?
TUES - WED - THURS
BOTH WEEKS!
LEAVER’S DINNER APPOINTMENTS
NOW BEING MADE.
GREAT SELECTION OF
LEAVER’S DINNER JEWELLERY,
REASONABLY PRICED.
gone rustic studio & gallery
REOPENING after renovations on 11 sept; tues-sat 10-4
37 main street, st marys, tasmania 7215 – 03 6372 2724
www.gonerustic.wordpress.com – [email protected]
SMALL GIFTS - COME AND HAVE A LOOK.
ALL PURCHASES WILL BE
GIFT WRAPPED IF REQUIRED.
*GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE
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.
The Break O’Day Woodcraft Guild and Men’s
Shed will be holding their Annual General Meeting on the 29th September at the old railway goods
shed
St Marys at 2pm.
ST MARYS PACING CLUB INC.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
WILL BE HELD IN THE
COMMITTEE ROOM UNDER THE GRANDSTAND
ON FRIDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER AT 7PM
ALL OLD AND NEW PERSONS INTERESTED
WILL BE MADE VERY WELCOME.
ERIC BEAN, SEC.
Wholefoods
and Café
...you’re always welcome!
5 Story Street St Marys
Ph: 6372 2655
The sun is shining and the
plants are growing.
See our new garden shop
opening soon
Pharmacist on duty 5 days a week
Main Street, St Marys Tas. 7215
Phone: 6372 2844 — Fax: 6372 2874
Ear Piercing
$27
Includes:- Piercing, Earrings
and solution to take home.
With qualified staff
Bec or Sally
Community Dinner
Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall
St Marys
Expressions of Interest
2 Story Street St Marys
Saturday 15th September 2012
5.00 for 5.30
Greet your fellow community
members and enjoy a
Greek Style Spit Roast Goat
COMMERCIAL WORKSHOP
OF APPROXIMATELY 165 SQM
FLOOR PIT WITH OVERHEAD
TRAVELLING GANTRY
SEPARATE OFFICE AREA
Please bring a themed side dish or a dessert to share
Gold coin donation
RSVP Barbara on 6372 2428
SECURE REAR YARD
LARGE AREA FOR
OFF STREET PARKING
St Marys Tigers Football Club Inc.
& Healthy House
are proud to announce
“A return to the Glory Days”
St Marys vs Campbell Town
St Marys Football Ground
1.30pm
Saturday 15 September
Game to be followed by St Marys Tigers
end-of-year presentation in the Club Rooms
at approximately 3.30pm
Full range of food and refreshments available
Free admission
All welcome
PLEASE NOTE: THE DATE ADVERTISED ON THIS
POSTER MAY HAVE TO BE DEFERRED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 22.
WATCH OUT FOR POSTERS AROUND TOWN AND THE VALLEY VOICE NEXT ISSUE.
St Marys Tigers Football Club Inc. News
It with great pleasure that I can announce that our final
match of the year will be a “blast from the past”; the boys
from Campbell Town have managed to rustle up a team
and some old rivalry will be resumed when they play
St Marys at the St Marys footy ground on Saturday 15
September at approximately 1.30pm. I’ve heard that there
were some mighty games between the two towns over
many years so while the intensity might be a little lower
the competiveness will still be there. While primarily an
AFL Masters game there may be a few “ring-ins” to add a
bit more spice.
We are also fortunate that Healthy House will come on
board and have a presence on the day. Final details of
what they have planned are not available at time of
writing but it is understood that they will have their “on
the spot” blood testing facility there so come along and
have a quick check.
As always there will be a full range of food and refreshments and admission is free.
After the game (at approximately 3.30pm) we will be
holding our Club presentation in the rooms. Once again
we are very fortunate that the following have kindly
donated trophies: Mark Carrick, St Marys IGA, Michael
& Louise Williams, Mt Elephant Pancake Barn, Ross &
Tracy Bean, St Marys Coach House Restaurant, St Marys
Licensed Post Office, St Marys Lions Club, Ruth & John
McGiveron, Tasqual (Rick Lohrey) and Michael & Kath
Cooke and finally the Leedham family (the Kevin
“Matty” Leedham Memorial Award for best club
supporter) and we thank them sincerely for their
support. After that no doubt the odd person will wander
over to the pub for a meal and a few celebratory drinks.
A match report and full details of all award winners will
be published in the next Valley Voice. Hopefully we will
have a fine sunny day and a great roll-up.
Harry Veldums,
Club President.
Last chance
to attend Bingo at the
Fingal Valley
Neighbourhood House
Bingo
Eyes down at 1pm
Every 1st and 3rd Thursday
of the month starting
6th September
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
[email protected]
stitchedupmama –
www.stitchedupmama.wordpress.com
WRAPPED IN ST MARYS
See photos, slideshows and more at
www.wrappedinstmarystas.wordpress.com
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
Monday - Friday 11 - 4 Market Saturdays 10 - 1
As volunteers are available.
From left to right Lorraine Gill,
Wendy Fowler, Caroline
Craghill, Jeanette Gilbert,
Janet Drummond and Sonia
Allison ...just missing Lillian
McRostie, Kelly Farrell and
Jan Madden from the team.
Always looking for
new volunteers to
assist at the Op Shop,
please contact Janet
Drummond
on
0404 562 320, or call
in most Fridays, to
speak with Janet.
Come support your
local school community and have fun volunteering at the
St
Marys Op Shop.
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BINALONG BAY FORESHORE MASTER PLAN
NOMINATIONS
COMMUNITY REFERENCE GROUP
This reference group will assist with the preparation of a
Master Plan for the enhancement, development, management and maintenance on the Binalong Bay Foreshore,
while recognizing the area as a significant State asset of
community/heritage/cultural and natural landscape/
foreshore open space significance.
Council is calling for nominations to fill three (3)
positions on the Community Reference Group, with the
role to support the successful consultant during the process of engaging the community and preparing the Binalong Bay Foreshore Master Plan.
Nominations are to be forwarded to Chris Hughes, Manager Community Services by post to PO Box 21, St
Helens, 7216 or email [email protected] by
close of business on the 13 September 2012.
Please direct queries to Chris Hughes or the General Manager on (03) 6376 7900.
Des Jennings
GENERAL MANAGER
INVITATION
To all children and
students
To a Holiday Workshop
Saturday 15th September 10:00am
Avoca Museum and Information Centre
Cost: Gold coin donation per family
Morning tea and lunch provided
Come along ready to create and enjoy
vinyl records
RSVP Mary (03) 6385 2002
Declare war on
aches and pains
It’s time to see the
Muscle Man
“Too many people have put up with aches and pains
for too long - and it is time they had them fixed.”
This poignant statement is the main thrust behind a
technique that has taken the region by storm.
Muscle manipulation, or the corrective manipulation
of muscle, tendons and ligaments, is a little known
Australian technique that has been practised for many
years.
Although very effective, with results usually obtained
in only one treatment, it has never been recognised by the
medical profession.
It is based on the principle that muscles can be jolted
out of alignment by a fall, lifting something too heavy and
pulling a muscle, or by repetitive strain.
Nerves are then pinched, causing pain and discomfort.
A domino effect then occurs, where the surrounding
muscles also misalign, shorten and spasm, and so on, until
the whole area is affected.
The corrective technique is very simple; the
practitioner simply reverses the process by rolling the
muscles back in reverse order.
Results are immediate, with patients getting their full
range of movement back, alleviating their pain.
Muscle manipulation really is the missing link in
treatment; a simple, safe, and effective treatment.
Peter Horsfield is the remedial masseur who
specialises in muscle manipulation.
Dennis Lillee said; “ I feel 20 years younger.”
CALL: 0413 635 690
MOBILE SERVICE
IN
BREAK O’DAY MUNICIPALITY
www.themuscleman.com.au
(leave a message if no answer)
or [email protected]
Market Day - AVOCA
Saturday 8th September
9:00am to 2:00pm
At the Avoca Memorial Hall
Stall $10.00
Contact Mary 63852002 or Steve 63842188
to book a stall
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.
East Coast Community
Transport Services, based in
“Are you eligible for carer allowance and have a
child with a disability/developmental delay or chronic medical condition? Would you like to meet other
parents or carers in similar circumstances? Would
you like to socialise, have fun and relax while your
child and their siblings are engaged in
activities
with a play helper? Do you want to find out about
available community support services that you can
access? If your answer is YES to all the
questions then MyTime is just for you!
St Marys, is extending its services to
provide a variety of outings to the
community – including weekends.
“Most of our trips involve helping
residents get to medical appointments in Launceston or
Hobart”, co-ordinator Jan Saunders said. “but we’d like to
be offering a way for people to access social activities as
well.”
“Community Transport is all about helping people to be
able to stay in their own homes longer. By providing
transport to medical facilities as well as for pleasurable
outings, it helps people to enjoy a better balance in their
lives and to meet others.”
MyTime is a FREE service that is open and inclusive
to all parents and carers that fit the above criteria.
Groups meet across Tasmania. St Giles Society
facilitates several groups across the North, East
Coast and North West of the State.
“In the past, Community Transport has taken residents out
fishing, shopping and out to lunch, etc. If there is enough
interest in the community, as the days get longer and
warmer, our wheelchair accessible vehicle will be made
available for a variety of activities. We just need to know
what people want to do, where they want to go, and
when!”
For more information please contact Jeannette at
St Giles on 63457333 and/or visit www.mytime.net.au
“As our drivers all generously volunteer their time,
obviously our schedule will depend upon their availability
on the requested days.”
“It’s nice to have a group that looks after the parents
needs as well as the children’s.” MyTime Parent
To register your interest or to offer suggestions, contact
Jan on 6372 2137.
UPCOMING BUS TRIPS
ERIC HUTCHINSON
Federal Liberal Candidate for Lyons
MEDIA RELEASE
29 August 2012
Too little too late, Dick
If Dick Adams really cared about the forestry
industry in Tasmania he would have spoken out as
soon as the disastrous Statement of Principles
process was announced by Julia Gillard and Lara
Giddings.
He claims that he’s representing the people of
Lyons, yet he’s been in hiding for the last two
years while the forestry industry has been
decimated. Now he has the gall to say he’s standing up for the forestry industry and for Lyons.
Where was Mr Adams when people were losing
their businesses? Where was Mr Adams when
people were losing their homes? Where was
Mr Adams when families started leaving Lyons in
droves because they couldn’t find work?
Dick Adams is a hypocrite of the highest order
and his mock outrage now is nothing short of a
disgrace.
Now that Mr Adams can sniff an election in the
wind he is desperately trying to convince the
people of Lyons that he’s standing up for them,
when in fact he has sold them out and completely
shafted them.
It’s too little, too late, Dick.
To Evandale Markets:
Sunday
Sunday
September 23rd, 2012. Fee $18.00
October 7th, 2012
Fee $18.00
To Eastlands Shopping Centre, Hobart
Saturday October 27th, 2012
Fee $25.00
To Salamanca Markets, Hobart
Saturday November 10th, 2012
Fee $25.00
Pick up from St Marys, Fingal, Avoca.
Bookings essential. Seats limited.
Wheelchair accessible vehicle
To book, phone Jan at
Community Transport on
6372 2137
Is there somewhere special you’d like to go as
a group? The movies…..the races…. Craft
shows? Let us see how we can help!
Rae & Partners
Lawyers Barristers & Solicitors
113 Cimitiere St Launceston
Visiting :
St Marys Community Health Centre
Alternate Tuesdays : 9 am – 10 am
Ph: 6337 5555 For appointments.
Terrapin Puppet Theatre
Community Hall
St Marys
Wednesday 31st, October
Details for both events
Phone
Sue 63722512
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
During November.
Do you know someone…
Who would like to improve their English?
Who wants to make a career change but is unsure where to
begin?
Who could be a team leader /manager but letter /repor t wr iting and/
or
computer skills are holding them back?
Who would like to help their kids with their school wor k but feel
they
don’t have the skills to be able to help?
If so please tell them about Literacy Services - we can help
with...
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Reading
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Writing
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Maths
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Computer Skills
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Speaking Skills
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And much more…….
Why not show someone you know the road to LINC Tasmania Literacy
Services, it’s the pathway to new oppor tunities….
Contact Fiona on 63 762742
or call into our office between the Online Access Centre and
Service Tasmania in St. Helens.
LITTLE DRUM
BIG FUN
A rhythm circle for children
WEDNESDAY 5TH AND 19TH SEPTEMBER
@ St Helens Neighbourhood House Bungalow
3:15pm – 4:30pm
THURSDAY 13TH AND TUESDAY 18TH SEPT.
@ BIGSHED STUDIOS, St. Helens
1pm
2pm
$10 or
for
children.
–
PLUS,
SCHOOL HOLIDAY SPECIAL EVENT:
MAKE YOUR OWN DRUM
Using recycled office water containers
THURSDAY 13TH AND TUESDAY 18TH SEPT.
@ BIGSHED STUDIOS, St. Helens
2:30pm – 3:30pm
struments provided.
$15
two
In-
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Starting at Burnie on 13 October and finishing in Hobart on October
20, 2012, the Bash is a madcap journey complete with colourful
costumes, camaraderie, surprise fun stops, entertainment and more.
Tasbash 2012 travel dates
Start ...Burnie Saturday 13th October to Bronte Park
14th Oct Bronte park to Launceston
15th Oct Launceston to Scamander
16th Oct Scamander
17th Oct Scamander to Swansea
18th Oct Swansea to Cambridge
19th Oct Cambridge to New Norfolk
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Take closer a look at
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Local sponsor forms will be distributed within the next
few weeks, please take a look at what we do to help
disadvantaged kids- be kids!
Please return your form in the stamped envelope
provided, even if you choose not to support us, as then
we can remove you from our mailing list
Thankyou
Please donate to our Special Children of Tasmania
Lets Help kids be kids!
All donations are fully Tax Deductable
Thanking you for your generous support
Cheques made payable to Variety the Childrens Charity
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CALTEX ST MARYS
MECHANICAL REPAIRS & SERVICE
PH: 6372 2335
‘You asked, we delivered’
‘The Common Sense
Approach for Tasmania’.
41 Main St. St Marys Tas 7215
Fax: 6372 2822
Mob: 0419 503 109
HARRIS FUNERALS
Lindsay & Diane
(D. Bailey & son) A.F.D.A
Ph/Fax: 6376 1153 Mob: 0418 133 420
Office& Residence:
114 Cecilia St
St Helens
Chapel:
46 Tully Street
St Helens
We are here when you need us
to arrange Burial or Cremation.
Mt Elephant Fudge
for all your sweet desires!!!
Trading Hours
ST MARYS BAKERY
PH: 6372 2131
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
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
FRESH BREAD, ROLLS & BUNS,
PIES, PASTIES, CAKES,
HOT FOOD,
COFFEE, COLD DRINKS,
ICE CREAM.
Gift Vouchers available.
HANDMADE in ST MARYS”
SUNDAY JOY
12.30pm
this is a
bring-and-share lunch
followed by a great time of
friendship and fellowship.
You are very welcome to join us and share
our JOY!
phone 0409 838 816.
52 MAIN ST ST MARYS.
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,
between 2pm—3pm. All welcome.
Note:- Good report from the Cook for our drivers. Life is
hassle free because our drivers are all soooo dependable.
PAT YOURSELVES ON THE BACK, you are a great group
of drivers.
Lundy Vosper. (Sec)
HE
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Do you need help passing the Road Rules Test ?
Do you need help to read and understand the questions ?
Are you currently driving without a licence ?
Literacy Services can help.
For more information phone or text: 6376
2742
WHITE CARD
(Occupational Health & Safety Training for the Construction
Industry)
FREE TRAINING IN FINGAL AND ST. HELENS
(Conditions apply)
PHONE or TEXT 6376 2742 to find out if you are eligible
Please contact one of my offices if I can be of any assistance
53B Main Road
58A High Street
PO Box 50
PO Box 271
Perth, Tas 7300
New Norfolk Tas 7140
Ph 6398 1115
Ph 6261 3366
Toll free 1300 132 689
Email [email protected]
WORKING WITH YOU FOR A
STRONG COMMUNITY
Written and Authorised by Dick Adams, 53B Main Road Perth
Ransley’s Appliance
Service
P O Box 136
Scamander Tas 7215
° Washing machine NOISY?
° Refrigerator runs too LONG?
° Clothes dryer blows cold AIR?
Then you need the service
of our technicians.
ROD SHAW
LIC: C00489
FINGAL VALLEY NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE
NOTICE
Domestic, Commercial, Industrial:
FREE LEGAL LITERACY ON TUESDAYS 11 TO 4- OPEN TO
EVERYONE IN THE VALLEY FOR FREE
LEGAL HELP - THOSE FORMS, CONTRACTS, INFO ETC...
Wiring and Repairs, Rewires,
Underground.
Home Heating:
Advisory, Sales & Installation of heat
pumps and fixed heaters.
Lighting Specialist :
NEED HELP WITH READING , WRITING, OR MATHS ? HELP AVAILABLE IN THE VALLEY - FREE LITERACY
PROGRAM - PHONE - 6374 2344 TO ENQUIRE....
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - HOW ABOUT DRIVING FOR THE
HOUSE ON A CASUAL BASIS? WORK IN THE OP SHOP?
DESIGN A PROGRAM? GREAT TO SATISFY CENTRELINK
REPORTING REQUIREMENTS...
PLEASE PHONE OR POP IN AND SEE DEB...
6374 2344 OR 0488 562 538
Interior and exterior, Advise,
Sales and Installation.
Ph: 6372-5522 Mbl: 0407-615-072
2 Lagoon Esplanade, Scamander 7215
St Marys Police Phone Number 6372 1010
Non Urgent Number
131 444
Urgent and Life threatening
000
SES (Flood & storm only)
132 500
Fire
000
EAST COAST GLASS
Falmouth Ph: 6372 5361
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Glass repairs
Shower screens
Wardrobe doors
Double glazing
Aluminium windows
Security doors
Locally owned and servicing the East Coast.
Call David and Anne Cannon
for prompt and reliable service.
Mob 0409 959121
STAR FM
Brekkie
Program
Morning
Guide
Arvo
Late
Arvo
Mon
Tu
Wed
Th
Fr
Sa
Su
Toast and
Jam with
MaryAnne
Bacon
“Wake
and
up”
with
Enjoy your
Fruit Loops
with
Astro Boy
Friday
Breakfast
Show with
Laurelle
Saturday
Morning
Show with
“Noodles”
Chucker
on
Toast
The
Morning
Show
with
“Harpo”
Colin’s
Classic
60’s Music
Mix
Greg's
week-end
MIX
Around the
world with
Tim
Friday
round-up
with RFM
With
Damo
Bobster
RFM
On
Star FM
Have a
Hoot with
SKOOT
In the
Garage
with Greg
“In the
Groove”
with
Laurelle
JeanyMaree ‘s
Your host
with the
“Most””
Jackster’s
MUSIC
BOX
Eve
Eggs
Mellow
Monday’s
with Roger
Dr Sax with
Roger
2 for
Tuesday
Terry Post
Drivin’
along
With
Terry
After School
Neville’s
Country
Corner
and more
Mary
Anne’s
Thanks for
the
Memories
with
Pinky
or the
Brain
Colin’s
History
and
Mystery
Music
80’s Hits
with
Dave’s
Blues Mix
In the back
seat with
Hot Hits
with
Angela
The
Jackster
Hot Country
with
JEANNY
MAREE
Thursday
Night
“LIVE”
with
“Chucker”
Marc’s
Boiler Room
Brians
Party Mix
– til late
Party Mix
“The
Tone”
Valley and Coast Hobby Craft and Arts Guide.
The Valley & East Coast Voice Guidelines.
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.
 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”.
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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
Summers
at
6372
2724
or
email:
[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
Kevin Hay
(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.
PETER TROODE
(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”.
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CLEAN CRACK LAUNDROMAT
32 MAIN ST., ST MARYS
(NEXT TO SECONDHAND ROSE)
Coin operated washers & driers
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.
woo.hoo”.
SHOP LOCALLY AND SAVE
Remedial Massage and Naturopathy
ring Sue Christiansen for an appointment.
0418 515 419
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Winter trading hours:
7am - 5.30pm (ish)
(Fri & Sun a little later)
LOCAL OWNER - OPERATOR
OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Ph : Dana or Craig
6372 2033 /0439 722 032
Incorporating all your needs in:
DAMS, ROADING, FIREBREAKS, LAND CLEARING, HOUSE SITES, DRAINAGE, BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION.
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ROAD GRAVELS
TOP SOIL
SCREENED TOP SOIL
SAND
ROCKS
ON SITE SCREENER 20mm to 75mm (TURN YOUR RUBBISH INTO TOP SOIL)
20 TONNE EXCAVATORS WITH TILT BUCKET & RIPPER, ROCK & LOG GRAB & QUICK HITCH
D 65 KOMATSU DOZER, RIPPER & TILT BLADE
10 YARD TIPPER
COMPACTION ROLLER
WHEEL LOADER
AND MUCH MORE
Scamander Beach
Surf Shop
6 Lagoon Esplanade
Scamander
C.B.D., ST MARYS
Dr Jun Li invites all to the
Tried and Tested Benefits of
Ph: 6372 5529
Bathers Wetsuits DVDs
Clothing Footwear
Bodyboards
Surfboards:
Milch McTavish
Surftech Bic G Boards
Bay Surf
PING’S PLACE
Shop
2 Pendrigh Place
St Helens
Ph: 6376 1755
Traditional Chinese Medicine
After two university degrees in China
and five year’s practice in Britain, Jun
continues her skills in this ancient
health restorer to the benefit of
St Marys and District.
Many have come from the coast and
valley to benefit and some return
regularly for on-going therapy.
Jun is very approachable, as all who
consult her have found.
Consultation is free. Call into the shop or
phone her mobile: 0411 186 573.
Welcome to Ping’s Place.
PLAYING TABLE TENNIS EVERY DAY
MEALS ON WHEELS ROSTER
September
10th Debbie Barnes
Tuesday
11th Trish Pike
Wednesday
12th Barbara McAllister
Thursday
13th Kaye Nailer
Friday
Fingal
Neighbourhood House
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Monday
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Tuesday
18th Pam Bretz
Wednesday
19th Liz Rice
Thursday
20th Yvonne Salter
Friday
21st Hannah Rubenach
Neighbourhood House
St Helens Vigil
Bicheno
Fingal
Neighbourhood House
2nd Sunday: LITURGY
St Helens Vigil
St Marys
Bicheno
Fingal
Anglican Parish
of Northern Midlands
Avoca:
11am 2nd/4th Sundays
Fingal:
3 pm 1st/3rd Sundays
Mathinna: 3pm 2nd/ 4th Sundays
Ross:
11am 1st/3rd Sundays
6.00pm Campbell Town: 9am every Sun.
(3rd Sunday –Family Service)
9.00am
11.30am
6.00pm
9.00am
9.00am
9.30am
Anglican Parish
of Break O’Day
Ph: 6376 1144
8am St Helens
10am St Marys
10.30am St Helens
4th Sunday Kids Church
Pyengana, 2pm
3rd Sunday: MASS
3rd Saturday of each month –
St Helens Vigil
6.00pm Community Dinner @ St Marys
St Marys
9.00am
Salvation Army
Fingal
9.30am
TUESDAY JAM
Bicheno
LWC 9.00am
3-5pm every Tuesday.
4th Sunday LITURGY
excepting school holidays.
St Helens Vigil
6.00pm Envoy Melanie Norton Ph: 63722099
SUNDAY JOY 12.30pm
St Marys
9.00am
this is a bring-and-share lunch followed
Bicheno
9.00am
by a great time of friendship
Fingal
9.30am and fellowship. You are very welcome
5th Sunday LITURGY
St Helens Vigil
6.00pm
St Marys
9.00am
Bicheno
9.00am
Fingal
9.30am
Enq:
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1st Sunday: MASS
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The Manse St Helens
Ph: 6376 2405
St Helens 9.00 am
Fingal
11.15 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
Australia wide.
100% positive music & talk all day long;
connecting faith to life.
National Vision Radio Network.
Phone 1800 007 770.
St Marys Online Access Centre
Opening Hours:
Monday
10am -3pm
Tuesday
10 am-4pm
Wednesday 10am-4 pm
Thursday 10 am – 3 pm
Friday
10 am – 3 pm
Saturday 11 am – 2 pm
Ph: 6372 2005
ST MARYS OP-SHOP
SUPPORTING YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL
WINTER OPENING HOURS:
MON TO FRI. 11AM — 4PM
(WHERE VOLUNTEERS ARE AVAILABLE)
ST MARYS MARKET SATURDAY
10AM—1PM
PH: Janet Drummond: 6372 2851.
Shop will only be open as volunteers are
available. So sometimes the shop might
have to open late or close early.
If you’re interested in assisting the school
and volunteering at the Op Shop, please
contact Janet Drummond 6372 2851.
Sports and Social Club News:
GOLF: It was nice to see a few people out and about on the
course last week, hopefully a sign of some improvement in player
participation on recent weeks. The ladies will be having a hit in the
all week chicken run on Wednesdays and everyone is welcome to
come along and join in the fun. Their regular 18 holes is on
Thursdays and both comps begin at 10:00am. No time like the
present to start playing in the chicken run, play 9 holes any day of
the week, put your $4.00 and card in the box at the front of the club
house and winner will be announced on Fridays at 6:00pm.
Now that the days are drawing out there can’t be any excuse not to
compete. Our weekend comps have not been very well attended
and I keep getting asked why the club hasn’t got a structured
competition; the answer is simple, we keep putting notices about
the competitions in this publication and only a couple of die-hard
players turn up. So let’s try again; this Sunday the 9 th at 10:00am an
18 hole stroke event will take place and the following Saturday the
15th a two person ambrose event.
The Harwood Plumbing day will be on Sunday 23rd, this will
incorporate 9 holes of golf and 9 ends of bowls to start the season
off as well. We thought this might be a good chance to kick off the
boys and girls junior golf competition and see how it will go. There
will be a modest entry fee that will include a BBQ as per usual and
junior and senior prizes. There is also the possibility of a golf pro
attending on the day for some much needed lessons. More info next
issue.
BOWLS: If you get a chance, get along to the club and check
out the bowls green, after some late sanding and fertilizing, the
green looks great. The boys will be concentrating heavily on getting the grass down to a reasonable length in the next week or so
and at this stage training will commence on Thursday 13 th September. Of course the green will be a bit slow but let’s blow the cobwebs away and have a roll.
This year at Scamander on Sunday the 30th of September, there
will be the inaugural Nan Stewart Memorial Day, this will be a
competition shared between both clubs in coming years to pay
tribute to Nan and her commitment to bowls for both towns, what a
great idea. Please show your support for this event.
There will be a bowls meeting at the centre this Friday 7 th
September at 7:00pm, it is a must that all intending players
turn up so that the club at least has some idea of numbers for
the coming season.
FUNDRAISING: Wher e to begin, ther e will be a Tr ivia Night,
hosted by Macca and crew on Saturday 6 th of October, start getting
your tables of 8 together now and don’t miss out, $8 per person
entry which will include supper. Dr. Denis Coleman will present a
bush tucker night on Saturday 20th October, just $15 per person,
watch for more details. The singles crib night is yet to be organised
but is in the pipeline. Also the 80 camper-vaners who enjoyed our
hospitality last year will be back in November. Lots to look forward
to and we hope to see you there.
Bowls Meeting this Friday 7th of September
at 7:00pm. All interested bowlers please attend so the
club can evaluate numbers for the coming season.
ST MARYS SPORTS
CENTRE INC.
Every Friday—6.30 - 7.30pm
drinks at discounted prices
Ph: 6372 2177
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 6th Sept -Wed 12th Sept)
from the butchery
Legs of lamb
BBQ blade steak
Gerello roast
T bone steak
Ingham chicken thigh fillets
$ 9.99kg
$ 7.99kg
$ 9.99kg
$16.99kg
$10.99kg
from the shelves
Arnotts assorted creams 500g
Nescafe Blend 43 coffee 500g
SPC canned fruit 825g
Sunsilk shampoo or conditioner 200ml
Kleenex cottonelle toilet tissue 16pk
$2.99
$16.99
$2.49
$2.99
$7.99
all only $1.99
La Zuppa soup 420g
Cripps master muffins 6pk
Doritos corn chips 175g
Doritos salsa dip 300g
Rosella soup tomato 500g
next week’s specials
(available from Thurs 13th Sept - Wed 19th Sept)
from the butchery
Rump steak
Ingham gourmet chicken portions
Corned silverside
Forequarter lamb chops
Beef mince
$10.99kg
$ 4.99kg
$ 6.99kg
$ 9.99kg
$ 9.99kg
from the coolroom/freezer
Bulla ice cream 2lt
Ingham frozen chicken size 9
McCain peas 500g
Kraft cheese block 1kg
Duck River soft butter 500g
$3.99
$4.99
$1.99
$7.99
$3.99
all under $2 each
Arnotts shapes/Savoy/Clix 180/225g
Continental chicken tonight 475/500g
Andersons English Breakfast tea bags 100s
Pedigree canned dog food 700g
Nanda pasta 500g
Baxters canned soup 415g
$1.89
$1.99
$1.89
$1.79
.99c
.99c
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