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Vol 16 No. 10 November 2011

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130th Anniversary St. Stephen's Church

The Maryborough Uniting Church congregations will be holding a Garden Party Fete on:

Date: Saturday 12 November 2011
Venue: Church grounds at corner of Sussex and John Streets,
Time: 1.00 pm
Afternoon Tea: 2.00 pm Devonshire

There will be displays by Maryborough & District Antique Motor Club, Scottish Dancers, Memorabilia by Historical Society, Maypole Dancing by members of Girls' Brigade, Sausage Sizzle by Members of Boys' Brigade, Cake, Lolly & Plants Stalls, old Fashioned games, and a Decorated Bike and Decorated Biscuits competition. A highlight of the afternoon will be a Wedding Gowns through the Ages fashion parade, with gowns from 1933 through to the present time.

Date: Sunday 20 November 2011
Time: 10.00 am

The Moderator of the Queensland Synod of the Uniting Church in Australia Reverend Kay Ronalds will join Reverend Graham Slaughter in leading worship and celebrating communion on this occasion. Everyone is welcome to the Anniversary Service and celebrations.

For any further information please contact the church office on 4121 3204.


Santa Claus has the right idea.
Visit people only once a year


Remembrance Day 11 November 2011

Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day or Veterans Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries to remember the members of their armed forces who have died on duty since World War 1.

Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the official end of World War 1 on that date in 1918, as the major hostilities of World War 1 were formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" with Germany signing off the Armistice.

Note: "at the 11 hour" refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11.00am.

lady with hat

A Lady with Attitude

An elderly lady was standing at the railing of the cruise ship holding her hat tight so that it would not blow away in the wind.

A gentleman approached her and said, "Pardon me, madam. I do not intend to be forward but did you know that your dress is blowing up in this high wind?"

"Yes, I know," said the lady. "I need both my hands to hold onto this hat."

"But madam, you must know that you are not wearing any panties and your privates are exposed!" said the gentleman in earnest.

The woman looked down, then back up at the man and replied, "Sir, anything you see down there is 75 years old. I just bought this hat yesterday!"

Live each day as if there is no tomorrow!


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.



Positive Attitude + Active Mind = Healthy Body

glass of water

Correct Time to Drink Water
(Very Important)

Flush the toxins out of your body etc.

Drinking water at certain times maximizes its effectiveness on the body:

  • 2 glasses of water after waking up helps activate internal organs
  • 1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal helps digestion
  • 1 glass of water before taking a bath helps lower blood pressure
  • 1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack

drinking water

BreastScreen Qld Wide Bay Service is visiting Maryborough

"40 years and Over "FREE" Breastscreening"

Venue: Community Health Neptune Street.
Date: Thursday 20 October - Thursday 15 December
Booking Officer: Phone: 13 20 50


The Maryborough and District Committee On The Ageing Inc. (MaDCOTA)

"Great Gadgets" Seminar
(Talk and Display)


Are you, or is someone you know, having difficulty getting around the home?

Want to make your home safer and more easily accessible?

You now have a chance to learn more about design solutions and assistive technology including equipment and fittings to make your home and environment safer and more easily accessible. Don't Miss !

Date: Tues l5 November 2011
Venue: Maryborough Seniors Citizens Centre
333 Alice Street. Maryborough
Time: 10.00am Morning Tea Supplied
R.S.V.P.: Thurs 10 Nov Ann-Maree Phone: 41 23 15 54 or leave a messages on answering machine.

Everyone Welcome!!


A woman at work was seen putting a credit card into her floppy drive and pulling it out very quickly.
When I inquired as to what she was doing, she said she was shopping on the Internet and they kept asking for a credit card number, so she was using the ATM 'thingy'.

floppy disc

Happy Grandparents Day
Sunday 6 November


The Maryborough and District Committee on the Ageing Inc.
"Active Ageing" Survey Form.

Please Tick either: Excellent, Good, Fair (or provide a comment)

Maryborough Senior Citizens Centre Excellent Good Fair
1. Staff are trained, courteous and polite.
2. Internet Volunteers are courteous and polite.
3. Internet computers at the centre are affordable.
4. The hall is a very friendly welcoming and venue.
5. Programs run at the hall are valuable, useful and entertaining.
6. Rooms at the hall are clean, well maintained and comfortable.
MaDCOTA Shades of Grey Excellent Good Fair
7. The information in the Shades is applicable for Seniors.
8. The size of the typing is easy to read.
"Our Place" - Maryborough City Hall Excellent Good Fair
9. "Our Place" Volunteers are courteous and polite.
10. The Tea Room is clean, well maintained and comfortable.

Community Issues:

Are there sufficient Seniors' activities/functions held in the local community?

What activities do you think would improve your quality of life?

Please provide other comments that you think may help us improve our services for all seniors:

Click the Send button below to email the form to the Secretary, then click Send Message.

There is no "I" in team,
Let us work together to improve MaDCOTA services

If you prefer you can download the form from here.

Print it out, fill it in then return it to: P.O. Box 1084, Maryborough or MaDCOTA Office

Thanks, Ann-Maree (Project Coordinator)

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Coming Events And Date Claimers


Catholic Women's League, Maryborough Branch

Raffle and Lucky Door

Afternoon Tea Supplied

Date: Sat 26 November
Venue: St. Mary's Parish Hall (opp Post Office)
Doors Open: 12.30 pm (First Call 1.30 pm)

Excellent Prizes

Home Cooking, Craft Items, Fruit Trays, Meat Trays etc


christmas tree

Maryborough & District Senior Citizens
Christmas Concert

Lucky Door Prize/Raffle

Date: Tuesday 15 November
Venue: Senior Citizens' Centre, 333 Alice Street, M'bro
Time: 1.30 pm
Cost: $3 - Afternoon tea supplied

paint palette

Tiaro Creative Arts Group
Invite you to view our Art Exhibition

"Variety Is"

Date: Mon 24 October - Mon 28 November 2011
Venue: Maryborough Arts Society, 282 Kent St, Maryborough


Thought of the Month

I know that you believe you understand what you think I said but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.

puzzled man
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