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Vol 16 No. 5 June 2011

  In this Issue:  

My Living Will

Last night, my kids and I were sitting in the living room and I said to them, "I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug."

They got up, unplugged the computer and threw out my wine.

The little darlings???

power plug

The Maryborough and District Committee on the Ageing Inc. (MaDCOTA)
"Committee Vacancy"

Are you a mature aged person seeking voluntary employment? MaDCOTA Inc. is seeking such a person to accept the role of Treasurer. This is a very rewarding executive position. Training is available to the successful applicant.

For further information contact Donna Suter Phone: 41 22 1023.


Winter Electrical Safety Tips

Electric Blankets:

  • Electric blankets should be checked at the start of each winter for damaged wires, leads and hot spots.
  • Never purchase a "second hand" electric blanket.
  • Electric blankets should be laid flat and secured tightly on the bed.
  • Remember to turn off the electricity at the power point.


  • Do not place combustible material e.g clothes and paper etc on heaters or too close to them.
  • Never use a faulty electrical appliance, or one that has frayed cord, cracked or broken plug.

Clothes Dryer

  • Clean the lint filter in your clothes dryer after each use.


Have Your Say!

Maryborough residents are being asked for "feedback" on plans to revitalize the city's CBD.

Council and the Maryborough Chamber of Commerce CBD Renewal Group, have been developing strategies to reinvigorate the CBD.

Three of the four options below include one-way streets to allow wider footpaths for el fresco dining and improved car parking:

  1. Adelaide and Kent St replacing (modernising) existing footpath and kerb.
  2. Adelaide and Kent St One-way 2m additional footpath
  3. Adelaide and Kent St One-way full footpath reconstruction
  4. Adelaide Street One-way full construction and Kent St (replace existing footpath).

The public is invited to attend a Community Consultation Forum with Councillors and members from the CBD Renewal Committee.

Date: Saturday 18 June 2011
Venue: Maryborough City Hall
Time: 12.00 2.00 pm.

Community Voice

Wooden Leg

A man and his wife, moved back home to West Virginia, from Ohio ... The husband had a wooden leg, and to insure it back in Ohio it cost them $2,000 per year!

When they arrived in West Virginia, they went to an insurance agency to see how much it would cost to insure his wooden leg.

The agent looked it up on the computer and said: '$39.'

The husband was shocked and asked why it was so cheap here in West Virginia to insure it because it cost him $2000 in Ohio!

The insurance agent turned his computer screen to the couple and said, "Well, here it is on the screen, it says: Any wooden structure, with a sprinkler system above it, is $39... You just have to know how to describe it!"


Healthy Eating
"Quick Quiche Recipe"


6 eggs
cup bacon or ham
cup cheese grated
1 cup trim milk
1 cup vegetables (peas, beans, carrots & corn)
1 x 20cm deep dish pie shell
1 cup trim milk

Cooking directions:

  1. Preheat oven 180 degrees
  2. Sprinkle vegetables and bacon or ham into a 20cm deep pie shell.
  3. Beat eggs, milk and seasoning. Pour over filling.
  4. Bake for 30 40 minutes in the oven.
  5. Let cool for 5 minutes before slicing.



Coming Events And Date Claimers


Date Claimers

2011 Seniors Weeks Activities:
Sun 14 Aug 11.30am Woocoo Mayoral Morning Tea
Tues 16 Aug 9.30am Tiaro Mayoral Morning Tea
Tues 16 Aug 1.00pm Senior Citizens Club FREE Concert
Tues 23 Aug 9.30am Maryborough Mayoral Morning Tea
Fri 26 Aug TBA U3A Show Case


Senior Citizens Centre
"Daily Hall Activities"
333 Alice Street, Maryborough

Monday U3A 8.30am Exercise & Marching
    8.45am Auction Bridge (Learners Welcome)
    10.00am Relaxation/Wellbeing
    10.45am Keyboard Kapers
  SCC 1.30pm Indoor Bowls
Tuesday U3A 8.30am Tai Chi/Exercise
    10.00am Relaxation/Wellbeing
  SCC 1.30pm 3rd Tuesday - Concert $3
  M'bro 7.30pm Maryborough/Granville Indoor Bowls
Wednesday   9.00am Tai Chi - Advanced
    10.00am Tai Chi - Beginners
    1.00pm Mah Jong
Thursday SCC 9.30am Indoor Bowls
  U3A 1.00pm Canasta/Samba/Boliva
  SCC 7.30pm Indoor Bowls
Friday U3A 8.30am Line Dancing
    9.30am Sing-a-long
    10.30am Australian History
  SCC 1.30pm Cards 500 and Pool in the Games

For Further Information Contact:-

MaDCOTA Project Coordinator Phone: Ann-Maree 4123 1554
MaDCOTA Hall Booking Officer Phone: Colleen 4121 0170
U3A Maryborough Inc Phone: Ann 41 22 16 00
(SCC) The M'bro District Senior Citizens Club Inc. Phone: Barbara 4122 2570
(M'bro) Maryborough/Granville Indoor Bowls Phone: Colleen 4121 0170


card player

billiard balls

Maryborough & District Senior Citizens Club
Monthly Concert

Venue: Senior Citizens' Centre,
333 Alice Street, Maryborough
Date: Tuesday 21 June May 2011
Cost: $3 Afternoon tea supplied
Concert: 1.30 pm Lucky Door Prize/Raffle


"Angel Flight" Fundraiser
Maryborough Creative Fabrics Craft Group

Date: Tuesday 14 June
Venue: Tinana Cycle Hall (end of Cran Street)
Time: 9.30 am start
Admission: $5 (includes lucky door prizes and refreshments)

Progressive Raffle 5 tickets for $1


The Maryborough 2011 Eisteddfod

Date: Mon 1 Sat 6 Aug
Venue: Brolga Theatre

For further info: Fay Phone: 41 22 24 47

Sections available are Vocal & Choral, Instrumental, Speech & Drama and Literary. There are items in all sections for all ages especially for those 21 yrs and over. If you can sing, play an instrument, recite poems, write a story etc. then this is for you. Preliminary schedules are available at Anthony Breed's College of Music in Adelaide Street.

Closing date for all entries is Friday 17th June 2011.

For further information at www.maryborougheisteddfodinc.com


Don't forget the "Hearing Induction Loop" has been installed at the Brolga from rows D-J and from N-U and you just have to set your hearing aid to the "T" position.


Thought of the Month

Getting older is inevitable, but there are ways to avoid feeling older.

The best advice?

Take care of your health, stay active, maintain friendships and keep learning new things. One of the most important anti-aging defenses we have is a positive attitude.

puzzled man
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