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Vol 17 No. 1 February 2012

  In this Issue:  

Positive Attitude + Active Mind = Healthy Body

Happy New Year !


Tips for Summer

To help prevent any heat-related illness, when it's hot remember to:

Wear loose fitting, lightweight clothing:
Wearing excess clothing or clothing that fits tightly won't allow your body to cool.

Seek a cooler home environment:
A good way to start is open secure windows, turn on air-conditioning or find a shady spot.

Drink plenty of fluids:
Staying hydrated (drink plenty of water) this will help your body sweat and maintain a normal body temperature. Alcohol is not fluid.

Avoid being inside a hot car:
When parked in the sun, the temperature in your car can rise 20 F (more than 11°C) in just 10 minutes. Never leave children, pets or anyone else in a parked car in hot weather.

Avoid strenuous activity in the heat:
Try to schedule exercise or physical labor for cooler parts of the day, such as early morning or evening. Taking breaks and replenishing your fluids during that time will help your body regulate your temperature.

water tap

Claire's New Boyfriends

I am seeing 5 gentlemen (give or take) every day!

As soon as I wake up, Will Power helps me get out of bed.

Then I go to see John.

Then Arthur Ritis shows up & stays the rest of the day. He doesn't like to stay in one place very long so he takes me from joint to joint.

After such a busy day, I'm really tired & very glad to go to bed with Earl Grey.

What a life!

Oh, yes, I'm also flirting with Al Zymer; or whatever his name is. I forget! and I'm thinking of calling JACK DANIELS, Jim Beam or JOHNNY WALKER to come over and keep me company.


Corn Fritters


  • 13/4 cups buttermilk baking mix
  • 11/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 (14.75 ounces) can cream style corn
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 11/2 cups maple syrup


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together baking mix and baking powder.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine corn, egg and flour. (stir gently)
  3. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Drop batter in hot oil, one layer at a time.
  4. Fry on each side until golden brown and drain fritters on absorbent paper.

Serve immediately with maple syrup or molasses.


Do you require a Justice of the Peace?

A Justice of the Peace is available at Station Square for your convenience and no appointment required:-

  • Thursday 3.30 pm 7.00 pm
  • Friday 1.30 pm 5.00 pm

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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

Why is Physical Activity Important for all Seniors

It makes you look and feel better:

  • Gives you more energy and is fun
  • Helps you sleep better and relax
  • Tones your body
  • Helps you to meet people and make friends


Save with COTA Insurance,
The Insurance Specialist for Over 50's


If you are over 50, COTA Insurance can offer great deals, quality cover and competitive pricing no matter what type of insurance you need. With a comprehensive range of insurance products including Home Building and Contents, Motor Vehicle, Travel, Caravan & Trailer and Landlord Insurance, we've got all your insurance needs covered.

COTA members are also guaranteed a renewal invitation, regardless of your age or claims history (excluding travel).

Call COTA now on Phone: 1300 1300 50. The fast and easy way to save with COTA Insurance!


Grandpa, What is Sex?

An 8-year-old girl went to her grandfather, who was working in the yard and asked him, "Grampa, what is sex?"

The grandfather was surprised that she would ask such a question, but decided that if she's old enough to know to ask the question, then she's old enough to get a straight answer. Steeling himself to leave nothing out, he proceeded to tell her all about human reproduction and the joys and responsibilities of intercourse.

When he finished explaining, the little girl was looking at him with her mouth hanging open, eyes wide in amazement. Seeing the look on her face, the grandfather asked her, "Why did you ask this question, honey?"

The little girl replied, "Grandma says that dinner will be ready in just a couple of secs."


Mobility Scooter Safety Hints

  • Make sure other pedestrians and motorist can see you.
  • Attach a reflective safety flag to your scooter that's high enough for motorists and cyclist to see. You can get these from a bike shop.
  • Wear brightly coloured clothes.
  • Display a white light at the front, a red light at the back and reflectors for times when there is less daylight.
  • Don't drink and drive.
  • Plan your trip using routes where you know there are footpaths
  • It is recommended you wear a safety helmet to reduce the risk of head injury.

mobility scooter


Join with Central School and Celebrate 150 Years

Date: Saturday 10 March 2012
Time: Registration from 11.00

Anyone who has relevant, interesting information about the school's history or memorabilia which could be displayed Phone: Janet 41218777 or email centralschool50@gmail.com


Coming Events And Date Claimers

  • Thurs 16 Feb Morning Melodies -
    The Super Supremes Brolga Theatre Phone: 41 22 6010
  • Sat 17 Mar St Stephen's Hospital Tombola
  • Sun 18 Mar St Patrick's Afternoon


Maryborough & District Senior Citizen's Club
Monthly Concert

Date: Tuesday 21 February
Time: 1.30 pm
Cost: $3 - Afternoon tea supplied


U3A - Annual General Meeting
Guest Speaker

Date: Tuesday 6 March
Venue: Senior Citizen's Centre
Time: 9.30am Morning Tea
10.00am Annual General Meeting


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

Monday U3A 8.30am Exercise & Marching
    10.00am Relaxation/Wellbeing
    10.00am 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 U3A 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

Thought of the Month

A well-known speaker started off his seminar holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?"

Hands started going up.

He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this." He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill.

He then asked, "Who still wants it...?"

Still the hands were up in the air.

"Well," he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. "Now, who still wants it?"

Still the hands went into the air.

"My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20."

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we are.

You are special-Don't EVER forget it.

puzzled man
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