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Vol 17 No. 5 June 2012

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School Excursion

Two female teachers took a group of students from grades 1, 2 and 3 for a field trip to the Epsom Racecourse. When it was time to take the children to the 'bathroom', it was decided that the girls would go with one teacher and the boys would go with the other.

The teacher assigned to the boys was waiting outside the men's toilet when one of the boys came out and told her that none of them could reach the urinal. Having no choice, she went inside, helped the little boys with their pants, and began hoisting them up one by one, holding on to their 'wee-wees' to direct the flow away from their clothes.

As she lifted one boy up, she couldn't help but notice that he was unusually well endowed. Trying not to show that she was staring the teacher said, 'You must be in Grade 3?

'No ma'am', he replied. 'I'm riding Silver Arrow in the seventh race, but I appreciate your help.'

race horse

Positive Attitude + Active Mind = Healthy Body

Council of The Ageing (COTA) Insurance,
The Insurance Specialist for 50 yrs & Over

cota insurance

Travelling Soon:

No one likes to have their holiday spoilt. So be prepared for the unexpected and choose the insurance cover you need. If you are travelling soon, it is important to have:-

  • Quality, comprehensive travel insurance.
  • An easy and friendly phone application process.
  • Medical assessments completed over the phone.
  • Cover for cancellation fees and lost deposits.
  • Medical and hospital expenses cover for an overseas medical emergency.
  • Competitive rates for domestic, frequent Traveller and Comprehensive Overseas Travel Insurance.

Call Now COTA Phone: 1300 1300 50 (Local call cost)


Meat Loaf Recipe


  • 250g lamb mince
  • 250g pork mince
  • 1 onion, coarsely grated
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup (35g) fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 carrot, peeled, coarsely grated
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 cup chopped mint
  • Tomato chutney
  • 1/2 cup (35g) fresh breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 170C. Line a 9cm x 19cm loaf pan with non-stick baking paper. Use clean hands to combine both minces, onion, carrot, breadcrumbs, mint, egg, garlic and paprika in a bowl.
  2. Press the mixture into the loaf pan and smooth the surface. Cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 30 minutes or until the juices run clear when pierced with a skewer. Drain off the liquid.



Doctors' Check-Up

During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, "How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in an old age home?"

"Well," he said, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the person to empty the bathtub."

"Oh, I understand," I said. "A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup."

"No" he said. "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?"

bath tub

Swap It Don't Stop It

Being an unhealthy weight impacts on your health in many ways, some of which aren't always immediately obvious. For Grandparents with active grandchildren, it can limit their ability to participate in playtime with their kids. It can also inhibit our ability to sleep comfortably, which can result in tiredness and lack of concentration during the day.

But while most of us acknowledge that being overweight isn't healthy, we probably don't fully appreciate the dangers it represents. Unhealthy eating and a lack of physical activity can lead to an increased risk of developing a chronic disease such as some cancers, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Become a Swapper

  • Swap big meal for small.
  • Swap sitting for moving
  • Swap watching TV for moving
  • Swap the risk of chronic disease for better health



Seniors Legal and Support Service

The Seniors Legal and Support Service is a community service providing free legal advice and support for seniors 60 years and over, who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing abuse, mistreatment or financial exploitation. The service can provide information, advice and support including

  • Short term counselling/advocacy, information on your legal rights
  • Advice on, and preparation of, Enduring Power of Attorney documents
  • Referrals to other support, legal and consumer services

For further information, please telephone the Seniors Legal and Support Service on 4124 6863.



A lorry driver was driving along on a country road. A sign came up that read "Low Bridge Ahead." Before he realised it, the bridge was directly ahead and he got stuck under it. Cars were backed up for miles. Finally, a police car arrived.

The policeman got out of his car and walked to the lorry's cab and said to the driver, "Got stuck, eh?"

The lorry driver said, "No, I was delivering this bridge and ran out of diesel!"

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

Coming Events And Date Claimers


Date Claimers

Sat 9 June Australia's Biggest Scrapbooking and Papercraft Expo or Relax at Southbank in Brisbane for the day.
Further Information Phone: MCUG 41 23 59 31
Sun 17 June 1.00pm-4.30pm Line Dance Social and afternoon tea $10
Venue: Senior Citizens' Centre, 333 Alice Street,
Further Information Phone: Ailsa 41 23 46 05


2012 "Year of The Farmer" Seniors'Week
"Poetry Competition"

Further information available July Shades of Grey

Theme: "Love of the Land"
Length: Maximum of 16 lines
Judges: Peter Chapman (Chronicle) and Wayne Shearman (ABC radio)
Contact: Ann-Maree Phone: 41 22 49 83.


"Bank Overdraft Hat" Competition

Theme: "Bank Overdraft Hat"
Rules: To be worn while judging.

Further information available July Shades of Grey


28th Teebar Rodeo and Campdraft
Great "Family Day" Outing

Rodeo, Campdraft, Ute Muster, Hall Display and Childrens Ride

Date: Sat 16th June 2012
Venue: Teebar Sports Grounds, Brooweena
Time: Rodeo 10.00am and Campdraft 7.00am
Cost: Adults $10.00, Children $5.00 or Family $25.00

Conducted by the Teebar Show & Sports Ass Inc.


Maryborough & District Senior Citizens
"Monthly Concert"

Afternoon Tea supplied
Lucky Door and Raffle Prize

Date: Tuesday 19 June
Venue: Senior Citizens' Centre,
333 Alice Street, Maryborough
Time: 1.30 pm Afternoon tea supplied
Cost: $3.00


Dementia Early Stage Support Group

fight dementia

A group of people with early stage dementia and their carers get together fortnightly for a range of fun and interesting activities, aimed to stimulate brain activity and to help maintain independence.

Games Morning

Date: Mon 18 June 2012
Venue: Level 1, 200 Bazaar Street. Maryborough
Time: 10am 12 noon

Further Info: Phone: 41 23 56 11


Thought of the Month

Be yourself, everyone else is taken.

puzzled man
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