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Vol 16 No. 6 July 2011

  In this Issue:  

It's 2012 and it's the Olympics in London

A Scotsman, an Englishman and an Irishman want to get in, but they haven't got tickets.

The Scotsman picks up a manhole cover, tucks it under his arm and walks to the gate. "McTavish, Scotland" he says, "Discus" and in he walks.

The Englishman picks up a length of scaffolding and slings it over his shoulder. "Waddington-Smythe, England" he says, "Pole vault" and in he walks.

The Irishman looks around and picks up a roll of barbed wire and tucks it under his arm. "O'Malley, Ireland , - Fencing."

barbed wire

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.


The Importance of Handwashing

A number of infectious diseases can be spread from one person to another by contaminated hands, particularly gastrointestinal infections. Washing your hands properly can help prevent the spread of the organisms that cause these diseases. Drying your hands properly is as important as washing them.

When to wash your hands thoroughly:

  • Before preparing and eating food, after going to the toilet, after using a tissue or handkerchief, after working in the garden and also handling animals etc.

Liquid Soap is best (in public areas):

Generally, it is better to use liquid soap, particularly at work as bar soap can sit in polls of water and become contaminated with many harmful germs:

  • Hygiene it is less likely to be contaminated.
  • Right amount liquid soap dispensers dispense the correct amount
  • Less waste it is easier to use, with less wastage.

How to wash your hands properly:

  • Wet your hands with warm water
  • Apply a dose of liquid soap and lather well for 15-20 seconds
  • Rub hands together and don't forget the back of your hands
  • Rinse under running water and ensure all traces of soap are removed.

Bar Soap:

It is fine to use bar soap at home, it will help to keep it on a soap rack (so it's not sitting in a pool of water) and change it if it becomes old and cracked.

Things to remember:

  • Proper hand washing can protect you and other from a range of diseases.
  • Liquid soap is better than bar soap when you are out.
  • Wash and dry your hands carefully.

liquid soap

washing hands
senior phoning

Seniors Moment

"Where is my SUNDAY paper?!" The irate customer calling the newspaper office, loudly demanded to know where her Sunday edition was.
"Madam", said the newspaper employee, "today is Saturday. The Sunday paper is not delivered until tomorrow, on SUNDAY".
There was quite a long pause on the other end of the phone, followed by a ray of recognition as she was heard to mutter, "Well, that explains why no one was at church either.

Reading Paper

Keeping Up with Local News!

The "Oracle" (Talking Newspaper) for print impaired person. News from the Fraser Coast Chronicle is recorded onto CD's by volunteers and posted to clients every Wednesday, courtesy of Australia Post.

If you require any information about this service or know of someone who would benefit Phone: 41 23 15 54 Ann-Maree (Project Coordinator)

reading paper

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.


Hot Water Bottles

While hot water bottles can give you warmth, comfort and relief from aches and pains, they can also cause serious burns.

Every year up to 200 Australians are admitted to hospital because of serious burns from hot water bottles. There burns can be deep and painful and can become infected and require long hospital treatment.

Quick Burns occur when:

  • You splash hot water on yourself while filling a hot water bottle or
  • A hot water bottle bursts and leaks hot water onto your skin.

Slow Burns occur when:

  • You leave a hot water bottle on one part of your body for more than 15 minutes. By the time you feel the pain of this type of burn, the damage is done.

Safety Tips:

  • Always use a cover or wrap a towel around the bottle to prevent contact burns.
  • Only use a hot water bottle to warm the bed. Remove the bottle before you get into bed and empty it or place it out of reach.
  • Storing: Remove the stopper and attach it to the neck with string.
  • Attach the hot water bottle to a coat hanger and hang it upside down in a wardrobe. This will allow it to empty completely and dry out.

For further information Phone: 1300 555 727 or visit www.acc.gov.au

hot water bottles

Married Four Times

The local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old lady because she had just married for the fourth time. The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 80, and then about her new husband's occupation. "He's a funeral director," she answered.

"Interesting," the newsman thought. He then asked her if she wouldn't mind telling him a little about her first three husbands and what they did for a living.

She paused for a few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years. After a short time, a smile came to her face and she answered proudly, explaining that she had first married a banker when she was in her early 20's, then a circus ringmaster when in her 40's, then a preacher when in her 60's, and now in her 80's, the funeral director.

The interviewer looked at her, quite astonished, and asked why she had married four men with such diverse careers.

She smiled and patiently explained, "I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go."


Coming Events And Date Claimers


Date Claimers

Brolga Theatre July Phone: 41 22 6010:

  • Mon 11 7.00pm Qld Symphony Orchestra (Guy Noble)
  • Wed 13 7.30pm Celtic Crossings (Celtic Songs and Music)
  • Wed 15 7.00pm Leo Sayer (40th Anniversary Tour)

Cancer Luncheon and Fashion Parade:

  • Wed 31 Aug Alpha Zeta Branch of ESA Int. (Granville Sports Club)
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
Fri 19 Aug 9.30am Ecumenical Service St Mary's
Tues 23 Aug 9.30am Maryborough Mayoral Morning Tea
Fri 26 Aug TBA U3A Show Case


Maryborough Computer Club

Lucky Door Prize

Date: Sunday 17 July 2010
Afternoon Tea Supplied
Venue: Doonvilla Bowls Club, Lennox Street
Time: Doors open noon for 1.30 pm Start

Great Tombola Prizes
(Breakfast Trays, Fruit Trays etc.)


Catholic Women's League, Maryborough Branch

Raffle and Lucky Door
Afternoon Tea Supplied

Date: Saturday 16 July
Venue: St. Mary's Parish Hall (opp Post Office)
Time: Doors Open 12.30 pm (First Call 1.30 pm)

Excellent Prizes
Home Cooking, Craft Items, Meat Trays etc.


Maryborough & District Senior Citizens Club
Monthly Concert

Date: Tuesday 19 July 2011
Venue: Senior Citizens' Centre,
333 Alice Street, Maryborough
Time: 1.30 pm
Cost: $3 Afternoon tea supplied

Lucky Door Prize/Raffle


Thought of the Month

You were born to win, but to be a winner,
You must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.

puzzled man
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