Vol 16 No. 6 July 2011
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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."
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:
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:
How to wash your hands properly:
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:
"Where is my SUNDAY paper?!" The irate customer calling the
newspaper office, loudly demanded to know where her Sunday edition was.
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 41 23 15 54 Ann-Maree (Project Coordinator)
The Maryborough and District Committee on the Ageing Inc. (MaDCOTA)
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:
Slow Burns occur when:
For further information 1300 555 727 or visit www.acc.gov.au
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
Brolga Theatre July 41 22 6010:
Cancer Luncheon and Fashion Parade:
Maryborough Computer Club
|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.)
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)|
Home Cooking, Craft Items, Meat Trays etc.
|Date:||Tuesday 19 July 2011|
|Venue:||Senior Citizens' Centre,
333 Alice Street, Maryborough
|Cost:||$3 Afternoon tea supplied|
Lucky Door Prize/Raffle
You were born to win, but to be a winner,
You must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.
The Maryborough & District Committee on the Ageing Inc.
Last modified Jul 2011.