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					                                    Vol. 23, No. 4 - August 2013


           Rossarden Football Club Reunion
  A reunion of past players and
supporters of the now defunct Rossarden
Football Club was held at the Fingal
Football Club's home game against
South-Prospect at Fingal on 20th July.
  About 180 former Rossarden players
and family members attended with some
coming from interstate.
    Reunion spokesman David Lowe said
“The Rossarden club started in 1939 and
then went into recess during the war
years. It reformed in 1952 and continued
playing in the Fingal District Football
Association until it folded when the mine
closed down in the town. The club won its
first premiership in 1956 and then they
won five straight in the 1960s. The club's
inaugural premiership captain and coach,
Maurice Trickett, was represented at the
reunion by his son Vaughan.” David,
whose father and five uncles played with
the club, said that this is the first time a Rossarden reunion has been held.
   In appreciation of the loan of several items from the Rossarden & Storys Creek Museum’s
collection, the reunion organisers donated a large number of pieces, including the 1956 pennant and
two club jumpers (shown above). The third jumper was one of those worn by the Fingal team at the
reunion match and it was signed by many of the former players who attended the reunion. Other
donations included three trophies plus copies of photographs and newspaper clippings.
  On behalf of the Rossarden Progress Association I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU for these
most welcome additions to our museum, they will be treasured by us and enjoyed by everyone who
comes for a visit.

   Marg Dennis
                                          (Reunion details originally printed in The Examiner, July 18, 2013)


                                 Local News and Gossip
         Rossarden Progress                                                     For Sale
           Association Inc.
                                                                      1 pair Internal Doors
Community Fire Team - thank you to those people
                                                                       … timber frame with opaque glass,
who have returned their Permission Forms. If wish to
allow our team to respond to a fire on your property                   excellent condition.
but you have not yet returned your form, please do                     $60.00
so as soon as possible. Return it to Marg Dennis or
leave it in your mailbox and Phil will pick it up.                     Phone Helen on 6384 2101
                                                                                        *****
 NEXT MEETING ~ AGM & General Meeting
                                                                      Canadian Hiking Boots
   When:     Monday 12th August
   Where:    Rossarden Community Centre                      BUY       ...waterproof, with woollen inner sock,
   Starts:   2.00pm                                           &        size 7, Tan. Made in Canada.
                Everyone Welcome                             SELL      $50.00
                              Marg Dennis (Secretary)                  Phone Marlene on 6385 2188

                                                                         Do you have anything to
       Rossarden Progress Association                                    Buy, Sell or Give Away?
   FOOTBALL FUNDRAI$ER 2013                                           Advertise FREE in The Re-Echo
The lucky winners were:                                                - contact Marg on 6385 2147.
Week 14 (June 28) - Klaus Kobylinski
Week 15 (July 5) - Susie Loane
Week 16 (July 12) - Lorraine Watson
Week 17 (July 19) - Lorraine Watson
Week 18 (July 26) - Kim Polley                                           Australia the Amazing
  $20 prize each week for the person holding the            • The first permanent Government structure erected
  ticket number that matches the winning score in             in Australia was a gallows. In 1788 James Barrett,
             Friday night’s TV game.                          a lad of seventeen stole some food because he
         (Dead heat - winning ticket is 100).                 was hungry. He was charged, convicted,
                                                              sentenced and hanged on the gallows all in the
         To claim your prize, return your ticket              space of sixty minutes.
           to the person who sold it to you.
                                                            • The world has no known parallel of this
                                                              extraordinary coincidence: In 1802 a Mr and Mrs
                                                              Bowers were hanged in England. They had three
                                                              children (boys), all of whom were transported to
                                                              Australia. In March, 1816 all three sons, John,

         Greater Esk Tourism Inc                              George, and Solomon, were found guilty of
                                                              attempted robbery and were hanged in Sydney on
      Promoting Tasmania's "Valleys of Adventure”             the one scaffold. Thus every member of the family
   Avoca, Royal George, Rossarden, Fingal, Mangana,           was hanged.
        Mathinna, Upper Esk, Cornwall, St Marys                                                 from Mary Knowles
 AGM & General Meeting ~ Monday 12th August
      Fingal Neighbourhood House, 7.00pm
   Interested residents are welcome to attend.
                                                                  AVOCA POST OFFICE
                                                                 … for all your postal & banking needs
                        Union Hotel                          •   JP available when required
                               Avoca                         •   Quality & Locally made crafts, woodwork, quilts,
                                                                 embroidery, giftware etc
   •   Budget Accommodation                                  •   Some local History & Crafts displayed upstairs
   •   Liquor counter sales                                      Open weekdays: 9am - 5pm
   •   Off-street parking                                            (Closed for lunch 1-2pm)
   •   Open 7 days
                                                            “Old Parish Hall”, Falmouth St., Avoca
       Falmouth Street, Avoca ~ Tel: 6384 2121                    Tel/Fax: (03) 6384 2129

                                                        2
Chicken Meatballs with creamy                                WORKING WITH YOU FOR A
       Mustard Sauce                                           STRONG COMMUNITY
INGREDIENTS
  500g lean chicken sausages
                                                             Newsletters like this one help to keep the
  1 tablespoon olive oil                                    community informed and strong, I’m proud
  1 small red onion, finely chopped                          to be able to assist with the production of
  2 garlic cloves, crushed                                                 this newsletter.
  250g button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  1 tablespoon plain flour                                    Please contact my office if I can assist you
  1 cup chicken stock                                                        in any way.
  300ml pure cream
  2 tablespoons wholegrain mustard                                                     53B Main Road              58A High Street
  2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives                                                   P.O. Box 50,               P.O. Box 271
                                                                                       Perth 7300                 New Norfolk 7140
  cooked penne pasta & steamed broccoli, to serve
                                                                                       Phone: 6398 1115           Phone: 6261 3366
                                                                                       Fax: 6398 1120             Fax: 6261 1030
METHOD
1) Squeeze chicken from sausage casings into a                                                   Local Call: 1300 132 689
   bowl. Roll level tablespoons into balls. Heat half                                      Email: D.Adams.MP@aph.gov.au
   the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
   Add meatballs. Cook, turning, for 4-5 minutes or            Written and Authorised by Dick Adams, 53B Main Road, Perth, Tas. 7300
   until browned and cooked through. Transfer to a
   plate lined with paper towel. Wipe pan clean.
2) Return pan to heat. Add remaining oil to pan. Add
   onion. Cook, stirring, for 3-5 minutes or until
   softened. Add garlic and mushrooms. Cook,
   stirring, for 5 minutes or until mushrooms are
   tender.
3) Sprinkle flour into pan. Stir for 1 minute. Add              AVOCA POST OFFICE
   stock, cream and mustard. Stir until well
   combined. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for
                                                                  Monthly Raffle
   4-5 minutes or until sauce has thickened slightly.                     supporting
   Return meatballs to pan with half the chives.
   Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute or             Cancer Treatment
   until heated through.                                         through the LGH
4) Divide pasta between bowls. Spoon over meatball
   mixture. Sprinkle with remaining chives. Serve                     $1 per ticket.
   with broccoli.
Serves 4                                                    Please show your support by buying tickets - all
                                                              the money raised will be used to buy much
Cook’s tip: You could use other sausages, such as              needed equipment to treat lymphoedema.
pork or lamb, with this dish.

Wholegrain mustard
Not just for steak, try these ideas:
• Stir wholegrain mustard through your mashed
  potatoes for flavour or toss through steamed chat
  potatoes.
• Add wholegrain mustard to white sauce before
  pouring over cauliflower cheese.
                                                             Open 7 days:
                                                                Weekdays ~ 6am - 7pm
                 Please share your favourite                    Saturday & Sunday ~ 7.30am - 7pm
                recipe or cooking tip with us!                  Public Holidays ~ 7.30am - 7pm
                - send to Marg Dennis (Rossarden)
                                                                                     Tel: 6384 2157

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                                        STAY SAFE
                       Give your home an electrical health check up

Why does my home need to have an electrical
health check?                                                 Call your electrical contractor without delay if:
    There are some obvious symptoms that appear to            • power points or light fittings are damaged;
warn us of problems in the electrical wiring in our           • there is excessive noise or sparking from switches
homes. If you observe any of these warning signs in             or power points;
your home, don't ignore the problem - lives could be          • fuses constantly blow or circuit breakers trip;
at risk.                                                      • electrical appliances are working slowly;
                                                              • earth wires are disturbed;
• Do you get 'tingles’ from taps (minor electric
                                                              • there is evidence of vermin damage or exposed
  shock)? - If you receive a 'tingle' from touching the
                                                                copper; or
  taps or metal fittings in your home, you must
  report it immediately to Aurora on 132004.                  • the water has seeped into electrical fittings and
• Do you get shocks from appliances and power
  tools? - Never ignore a shock or a tingle from an
  appliance or power tool. Disconnect the appliance
  and report it immediately to Aurora on 132004.                                  Northern Midlands Council
  Never attempt to fix an appliance yourself.                                  Avoca, Royal George & Rossarden
• Does the brightness of your lights vary? - You                                   Local District Committee
  must contact Aurora immediately on 13 2004 if
  the output of your lights is inconsistent. This is              In brief - some issues from the July meeting:
  different to the short ”dip” associated with the
  start-up of motors such as refrigerators or heat            • Avoca water quality - TasWater looking at best
  pumps.                                                        option for providing water to Avoca, residents
• Do you have discoloured, melted or cracked                    have been contacted & advised to continue to use
  fittings? - Damage to power points or light fittings          the tank supply for drinking purposes.
  can indicate overheating of the household wiring            • Avoca Waste Services - kerbside service
  system. Don't take any risks; call your licensed              commences on 6th August. Waste Transfer
  electrical contractor.                                        Station will be open on Saturdays only (10am-
• Is there excessive noise or 'sparking’ at light               4.30pm) and gate charges will apply. Concern
  switches or power points? - While it is normal for            was expressed by the committee regarding the
  switches or power points to emit a tiny flash when            reduced WTS hours and lack of consultation prior
  you turn them off, be on the lookout for loud                 to implementation of the kerbside service.
  noises or sparking and call your licensed electrical        • Youth activities - AMIC to apply for funding for
  contractor to investigate.                                    outdoor gym equipment after consultation with
• Do your fuses or circuit breakers blow                        local youth.
  continually? - lf you are constantly replacing the          • Avoca Museum - family history workshop was
  same fuse or circuit breaker, there could be a                well attended. Two new exhibitions opening soon
  serious problem in your wiring system. Have it                and a bus tour is being organised to show AMIC
  checked immediately by your licensed electrical               volunteers some of the businesses & attractions
  contractor.                                                   they are promoting through the valley.
• Do your appliances seem less efficient? - If your
                                                              • Rossarden Museum - more football memorabilia
  oven, toaster, kettle or other appliances seem to
  take longer to work than usual, it could signal a             has been donated by Fingal Football Club.
  problem. This situation needs to be investigated            • Rossarden Fire Brigade - TFS is currently looking
  by your licensed electrical contractor.                       for a suitable vehicle for Community First
                                                                Response Service.
Call Aurora immediately on 13 2004 if:                        • Conara Junction - members repeated an earlier
• your CablePI alarm sounds, shows a flashing                   request for a speed reduction for vehicles
  amber light, a red light or no light at all;                  travelling on the Midland Highway.
• you get tingles off taps or metal fittings;
• appliances or power tools give electric shocks; or          ** Please note that the brief points listed above are not the
                                                               official Minutes & are intended only as a guide to some of
• lights vary in brightness,
                                                                   the business covered at the meeting - Marg Dennis
   These are signs that your life may be in danger.
The Aurora Fault Centre can be                                 Meeting Minutes are available on the Council’s website:
                                                               www.northernmidlands.tas.gov.au & follow the links to
contacted on 13 2004 24 hours a                                   ‘Your Council’ → ‘Council Committees-Minutes’
day.
                                                               Next meeting ~ Thursday 26th Sptember 2013
                                                                      6.00pm ~ Avoca Community Centre
                                                               All residents are welcome to attend as observers.

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                                                                      Rossarden & Friends Kids
                    Operation                                              Christmas Inc.
                  Christmas Child                            KEEPING YOU INFORMED…
                                                             Annual Membership - membership fees are due on
Open up a whole new life, through the power                  1st July each year - it's just $2 per adult, which
  of a simple gift - it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!                should be forwarded to Marg Dennis, Rossarden.
                                                             Christmas in Winter - our 7th dinner was attended
1) Find an empty medium-sized shoe box
                                                             by 48 people who braved the cold and rain to support
   (approximately 15 x 27 x 11cm). Wrap the lid and
                                                             our main fundraiser for the year. As usual, the Crazy
   box separately in colourful wrapping paper.
                                                             Raffle was a big hit and the Hamper Raffle raised
2) Decide if a boy or girl will receive your gift and        extra funds thanks to the generosity of a Campbell
   select the age (2-4, 5-9, 10-14 years).                   Town lady who donated her first prize back to us for
3) Fill the box with a variety of simple gifts (remove       a second raffle.
   the packaging from each gift) and enclose a                   We wish to give a big thank you to all those who
   donation to help cover programme costs ($9)               helped us during the event: Melissa & Sophie in the
                                                             kitchen; Josephine, Jasmine, Brendan & Jayden who
Suggested items to put in your shoe box:
                                                             waited on tables; Mary & Bob who helped set up the
• Something to wear: shirt, shorts, underwear,               tables; Helen, Shirley, Sandi-Lee, Marg, Mary &
  cap, beanie, sandals, etc.                                 Brad, Leeann and Vicki for prize donations.
• Something to love: Teddy bear, doll, soft toy,                 Our thanks also to Tania Rattray, Frank & Prue
  etc.                                                       O’Connor, Phyl Ashton and Margaret Crisp for cash
• Some things for school: pencil case, pens,                 donations, and to everyone who attended the dinner
  pencils, colouring pencils, exercise book,                 and helped to make a most successful evening.
  sharpener, eraser, chalk, etc.                                 It was particularly hard work for Helen, Shirley
• Something to play with: tennis ball, cars,                 and myself who were the main organisers, we’re no
  skipping rope, marbles, musical instrument, yo-yo,         spring chickens and would certainly appreciate some
  slinky, finger puppets, wind- up torch, etc.               new blood into the group.
• Something special: carry bag, sunglasses,
  bangles, necklaces, craft kits, stickers etc.
• Something for personal hygiene: soap & face
  washer, toothbrush, hairbrush, comb, hair-clips,
  scrunchies, etc.

Please do not include the following:
• Items that leak or melt - (these can spoil boxes)
   includes toothpaste, shampoo, bubbles,
   plasticine/play dough and batteries.
                                                             Next meeting - our AGM and general meeting will be
• Food or lollies of any kind - (due to customs              held on Monday 9th September 2013, venue to be
   regulations) includes medicines and vitamins.             decided, starting at 2.00pm. All members & friends
• Any used or damaged items - (due to customs                welcome.
   regulations) includes worn clothing and old toys.                                              Marg Dennis
• Any breakable items - includes glass, porcelain
   & mirrors.
• Any item that can scare or harm a child -
   includes knives, war-related toys and toy guns.
• Any gambling-related items - includes play
   money, playing cards and dominoes.
• Anything of a religious, racial or political
   nature.
                                                                          ...for August
                                                               12th - Florence Nicholson
** It is VERY important that the conditions above are
                                                               18th - Harley McKerrow
followed in order to comply with various overseas
                                                               20th - Tyler Phillips
government and customs constraints & to protect the
                                                               24th - Paige Walker
content of the boxes. Samaritan’s
                                                               31st - Mia Gillies
Purse reserves the right to remove
                                                               31st - Isla Aschenbrenner
any unsuitable items.
                                                               31st - Amity Biddlecombe
If you cannot fill a box but would
like to donate a few items - please                              You’re having a Birthday?
contact Marg Dennis 6385 2147                                     Hope you all have a wonderful day!!!

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                           Why we should eat our greens!
   The biggest dining table battles are fought over
vegetables and leafy greens. Lying unloved on the
side of the plate, veggies and greens are either
labeled as simply garnish or rabbit food, but they
have an important role to play in human health.
    Vegetables contain an amazing array of vitamins,
carbohydrates and proteins. The link between citrus
fruits and scurvy, the deadly disease that afflicted
exploring mariners confined to a daily diet of salted
beef and hard biscuits, led to the discovery of
vitamins (vital-amines) - in this case Vitamin C.
Further discoveries added new vitamins which must
be obtained from foods, with deficiencies sometimes             • Vegetables contain nitrogen in an inorganic
causing everything from horrendous skin diseases                   compound known as nitrates. Somewhat
through to madness and occasionally death.                         amazingly, once eaten these nitrates are
   Modern nutrition has continued to explore the                   absorbed into the blood and are released back
world of vegetables. Many vegetables have a bitter                 into the body through saliva. Once through this
taste. It’s this taste that creates the occasional strong          second cycle, bacteria in your mouth convert the
aversion most children and many adults have against                nitrites into nitrate, an organic compound. Nitrate
eating greens. The offending bitter chemicals are a                is converted to nitrogen oxide (NO) a powerful
dazzling array of natural defenses and toxins plants               anti-hypertensive lowering blood pressure.
have developed to cope with harsh UV-rays and                   • Children view a meal that contains vegetables on
pests that want to eat them. These pests can include               a plate as more appetizing than a meal without
humans, although a human is much larger than a                     vegetables. Adding different types of vegetables
nibbling grub, so relatively few vegetables can pack a             served in a variety of ways, raw or cooked, are
punch that can cause toxic responses.                              viewed by children as a complete meal.
    These plant-derived chemicals include anti-                    There is no easy way to encourage children to eat
oxidants and whole classes of compounds which                   vegetables, research suggests that providing
have been shown in test tubes to interact with                  vegetables as bite sized snacks, limiting pre-dinner
biological pathways, including having powerful anti-            snacks to encourage a dinner time appetite and of
inflammatory effects.                                           course engaging children in buying, preparing and
                                                                serving vegetables are all part of making vegetables
There are other amazing benefits from adding                    part of the evening meal enjoyed by all.
green vegetables to a meal.
                                                                   Green vegetables are really the true super-
• Eating at least 60 grams (around a handful of                 foods.
   beans or a fist size piece of broccoli) every day
   has been shown in a large population survey to
                                                                David Cameron-Smith, Medibank be.magazine
   add up to two years of life.




         Clever ideas to make life easier
Overhaul your linen cupboard - store bed linen sets                      Clever ideas to make life easier
inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be           Gotcha! Find tiny lost items like earrings by putting
no more hunting through piles for a match.                      a stocking over the vacuum hose.

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                             A Bomber buries his demons
    A ruckman/forward promising enough to be
named Essendon’s recruit of the year in 1967,
Private "Ginger" Anderson of the 8th Battalion spent
six weeks of 1970 in the Long Hais mountains,
dodging land mines and bullets rather than back
handers in the ruck.
   He fought hard but struggled with losing a couple
of Diggers in one battle, the waking during the night
with cold sweats, the sense of aimlessness and the
guilt at participating in a war his countrymen
protested about.
    Over the years, Anderson kept going back to the
silent hills that once offered death with every poorly
conceived step. Last year, on his seventh trip and
when he had taken his children to explain why Dad
was sometimes the way he was, everything changed.
    "We were travelling around the Long Hais                          Miss Suong, Ginger Anderson, Mr Ngan
mountain when this Vietnamese bloke started
gibbering in the back of our van," Anderson, 64, said.
"I asked our interpreter, Miss Suong, what he was               Lindsay McGie, Ian "Porky" Payne, Greg "Rattler"
talking about and she just said ‘exactly the same stuff         Perry and Bill "Sherry" Thompson.
you were just telling your kids’.
    "His name was Mr Ngan and it turns out he fought            Jon Anderson
in the same battle during February 1970. When I                 Herald Sun, April 26 2013
found out I touched him on top of his head and said                                                from John Watson
‘you missed me, you little mongrel’. He replied ‘but
you shoot at me first’.
   "He was a lovely man but, then again, all the
South Vietnamese people are. That’s where he came
from, a VC man from the south, part of the VC D445
Battalion. He spent 11 years in those mountains,
getting wounded four times."
   Anderson, who played and kicked 49 goals after
being recruited from the Wimmera area of Miga
Lake, decided to bring Mr Ngan and Miss Suong to                            A Soldier’s Heart
Australia, to show them how we live.
                                                                Vietnam 60s and 70s a pure hell
   Last November he paid $5000 for their flights and            Some soldier's souls together jell
asked them to stay with him in his hometown of Port             Thrown into the mix in a foreign land
Fairy. It was then that his head cleared.                       United, uniform and hearts in fate's hand.
    "I’ve had stuff going on for over 40 years, just like
a lot of other blokes. But my head is good now,                 A forward scout always on edge and alert
thanks to that experience," Anderson said.                      Moving stealthily so mates behind aren't hurt.
                                                                Viet Cong's home turf riddled with booby traps.
    "I taught Mr Ngan how to punt, drink and speak              Hand signals and whispered words and coded maps
English. We would go down to The Star of the West               And at times unseen enemy in underground tunnels.
in Port Fairy and I taught him the words ‘one more’.
Every time he wanted a beer that’s what he would                Long Tan, one of many battle skirmishes and funnels
say.                                                            Amongst the rubber trees and searing Cong fire;
   "He kept winning on the mystery bets. I’m worried            OZ hearts and souls on such a fateful line and wire
that I have sent him home a compulsive gambling                 As men began to fall on both sides in battle's heat.
alco."                                                          Aussies’ Phar Lap sized hearts drove the Cong off.
                                                                Ain't it pure fact, that OZ’s unity made them toffs.
   Anderson now sends money back to Vietnam to
help educate Miss Suong’s son. He will see both                 From
again when he goes back to Vietnam in August.                   all the Rossarden and Fingal Valley communities
   Anderson was one of six Essendon players to                  & Mick Marlow and family
have served in Vietnam, the others being Keith Gent,            & all the imprisoned brotherhood and sisterhood of
                                                                OZ and the US of A.

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                               Bark
                                                                                Principles & Elements of Design
                                                                                           Workshop:
                                                                                  learning the language of art
                                                                               Create an art piece using the principles and
                                                                                          elements of design
     A selection of exquisite small quilts inspired
                                                                                  Workshop limit is 10 (ten) for maximum
           by the beauty and texture of trees                                   benefit and comfort (adults only, a separate
                                                                                  children's workshop is in the pipeline)
                 By Stitching & Beyond
                                                                               When: Saturday 24 August 2013
                                                                               What time: 10am - 2pm
                                                                               Where: Avoca Museum & Information
                                                                                                      Centre
                                                                               Who to Contact: madi hunt on 6384 2355
                                                                               or email metropia@bigpond.com

                                                                              5 paintings and 5 boxes : Avoca Stories
                                                                               All are welcome to the Exhibition Official
                                                                                Opening and to share in refreshments
                                                                                     Friday 30th August, 7pm at AMIC
                                                                               A solo exhibition by emerging Tasmanian
                     Exhibition at AMIC                                                    artist madison hunt
2nd - 25th August                                                             Exhibition Dates 30th August - 15th September
Opening hrs: Fridays 1-3pm                                                         Opening hrs: 10am - 3pm Mon-Fri and
Saturdays + Sundays 11am-3pm                                                             11am - 5pm Sat and Sun
Exciting and inspiring regional communities through arts & culture
            ...as part of the Tasmanian Regional Arts 2013 Touring Program.
                                                 www.tasregionalarts.org.au


                         The next AMIC            Market is Saturday 17th August
             Contact Steve 6384 2188 for a stall. Contact Tom 0418 545 732 if you would
                 like furniture sold. Free: Learn to knit and crochet - class at the market



     SENIOR CITIZEN TEXTING CODES
•   ATD - At the doctors
•   BFI: - Best friend fell
•   BTW - Bring the wheelchair
•   BYOT - Bring your own teeth
•   FWIW - Forgot where I was
•   GGPBL - Gotta go pacemaker battery low
•   GHA - Got heartburn again
•   IMHO - Is my hearing-aid on?
•   LMDO - Laughing my dentures out
•   OMMR - On my massage recliner
•   OMSG - Oh my! Sorry, gas
•   ROFLACGU - Rolling on floor laughing and
    can’t get up
                       The Valley & East Coast Voice

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                  2013 East Regional Coast Tourism Awards
                                                                        Much loved local business
                                                          Purple Possum Whole foods and Café has won the
                                                           Food and Wine category at the inaugural 2013 East
                                                         Regional Coast Tourism Awards at a black tie function
                                                         conducted for 120 guests at the White Sands Estate on
                                                                           the 4th of July 2013.
                                                         The recognition for owner Elaine Sullivan and her staff
                                                            is a proud moment for St Marys and Greater Esk
                                                         Tourism. Her award means an automatic entry into the
                                                          State Tourism Awards to be conducted in Hobart later
                                                                                in the year.
                                                          A tourist destination in its own right, the Possum is a
                                                           welcome and unexpected find for our visitors and a
                                                              unique amenity for the local community alike.
  Tourism Tasmania’s CEO John Fitzgerald presenting           Greater Esk Tourism President Peter Troode
            Elaine Sullivan with her Award.
           Congratulations Purple Possum


                                                      2013 Photographic Competition
                                                   theme "Touring through the Valleys”
                                    Cash prizes are $250 for the winner and $100 for the People’s Choice.
                                     Entries must be submitted by 5pm on Monday September 2, 2013.
                                           OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM details available on website
                                                      www.valleysofadventure.com.au .
                                   The winners will be announced at our annual cocktail party at the Purple
                                   Possum Wholefoods, Café and Gallery in St Marys on Wednesday 16th
                                                           October 2013 at 6pm.



                                          Greater Esk Tourism memberships are now due
Benefits Of Becoming A Member
• Automatic membership of East Coast Tourism and Tourism Northern Tasmania groups.
• Our website will help you promote your business and enhance the regions economy.
• Members are promoted at the Avoca Museum & Information Centre.
• Free listing on the Valleys of Adventure map.
• Free advertising periodically in the Rossarden Re-Echo, Valley Voice and Star FM.
• Members are added to our mailing list to receive networking and promo opportunities.
• Support for improving tourism infrastructure eg. upgrade of roads, walking tracks and signage in the
  Greater Esk region.
                                                                                  Business membership - $50
• Free promotion at Tourism Expos.
                                                                                  Associate membership - $20
So, become a member today! Support this amazing area that we call home.
                                                                                    Email name and address
                                                                                    details to:
    Don’t forget: Greater Esk Tourism Annual General Meeting                        gippscreek@skymesh.com.au
  Monday 12th August, 7pm at Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House

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    HOW TO START A FIGHT
    When our lawn mower broke and wouldn’t run,
                                                                    Saturday morning I got up early, quietly dressed,
my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed.
                                                                made my lunch and slipped quietly into the garage. I
But, somehow I always had something else to take
                                                                hooked up the boat to the car and proceeded to back
care of first, the shed, the boat, making beer. Always
                                                                out into a torrential downpour.
something more important to me.
                                                                    The wind was blowing 80 kph, so I pulled back
    Finally she thought of a clever way to make her
                                                                into the garage, turned on the radio and discovered
point.
                                                                the weather would be bad all day.
    When I arrived home one day, I found her seated
                                                                    I went back into the house, quietly undressed and
in the tall grass, busily snipping with a tiny pair of
                                                                slipped back into bed, I cuddled up to my wife’s back;
sewing scissors.
                                                                now with a different anticipation, and whispered, "The
    I watched silently for a short time and then went
                                                                weather out there is terrible."
into the house. I was gone only a minute and when I
                                                                    My loving wife of 5 years replied, "And can you
came our again I handed her a toothbrush.
                                                                believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that?"
    I said "When you finish cutting the grass, you
                                                                    And that’s how the fight started.
might as well sweep the driveway.”
    And that's when the fight started.
    The doctors say I will walk again, but I will always           One year, I decided to buy my mother-in law a
have a limp.                                                    cemetery plot as a Christmas gift. The next year, I
                                                                didn’t buy her a gift.
                                                                   When she asked me why, I replied, "Well, you still
   My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high            haven't used the gift I bought you last year!"
school reunion, and she kept staring at a drunken                  And that’s how the fight started.
man swigging his drink as he sat alone at a nearby
table.
   I ask her ”Do you know him?"                                    I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter, for
   ”Yes", she sighed, ”He’s my old boyfriend. I                 some reason took my order first. “I’ll have the rump
understand he took to drinking right after we split up          steak rare, please"
many years ago, and I hear he hasn't been sober                    He said, “Aren’t you worried about the mad cow?”
since."                                                            “Nah, she can order for herself."
   “Crikey!" I said, "Who would think a person could               And that's when the fight started.
go on celebrating that long?”
   And then the fight started.

    A man and his wife were having some problems
at home and were giving each other the silent
treatment.
    The following week, the man realised that he
would need his wife to wake him at 5 a.m. for an
early morning business flight to Chicago. Not wanting
to be the first to break the silence (and lose), he
wrote a message on a piece of paper: "Please wake
me at 5 a.m."
    The next morning the man woke up, only to
discover that it was 7 a.m. and he had missed his
flight.
    Furious, he was about to go to ask why his wife
hadn't woken him, when he noticed a piece of paper
by the bed that read: "It's 5 a.m. Wake up."
    And then the fight started.

   My wife sat down next to me as I was flipping
channels. She asked, “What’s on TV?”                            “ I figured you should have breakfast in bed on your
   I said, “Dust.”                                                     birthday. Can you reach the stove okay?”
   And then the fight started.                                              And that's how the fight started.

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             AUGUST 2013                                                  The Thinker
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MON      5                                                 7          8                          9
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WED      7
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MON     12 Rossarden Progress Association AGM &
           General Meeting, C/Centre, 2.00pm.
                                                           17                              18
             GET General Meeting, Fingal
             Neighbourhood House, 7.00pm.
 TUE    13                                                ACROSS                 DOWN
                                                          1/ Way out             1/ Took out
WED     14                                                3/ Orchestra           2/ Neckwear
                                                          5/ Frozen water        3/ Garden plot
 THU    15
                                                          7/ Bullfighters        4/ Vanish
                                                          10/ Weapons            6/ Metal container
 FRI    16
                                                          11/ Light              8/ Ancient empire
 SAT    17 Avoca Market, Avoca Memorial Hall,             13/ Fruit              9/ Member of the giraffe family
           9.00am - 2.00pm.                               16/ Number             12/ Marsh
                                                          17/ Missile            14/ Obtained
SUN     18                                                18/ Animal             15/ Colour

MON     19
                                                                                         Answers - The Back Page
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WED     21                                                                  QUICK QUIZ
                                                          1) What does the human body lose if one suffers
 THU    22                                                   from alopecia?
 FRI    23                                                2) What name did Captain Cook give Sydney
                                                             Harbour when he sailed past in 1770?
 SAT    24 Design Workshop, Avoca Museum &                3) Who is the patron saint of Scotland?
           Information Centre,10am - 2pm.                 4) Which Australian prime minister was known as
                                                             “The Little Digger”?
SUN     25
                                                          5) What type of bean is principally used in canned
MON     26                                                   baked beans?
                                                          6) Who was the last Australian prime minister never
 TUE    27                                                   to win a federal election?
WED     28                                                7) Which toy company’s name is derived from the
                                                             Danish phrase for “play well”?
 THU    29                                                8) In which Australian city would you find Ascot
                                                             Racecourse?
 FRI    30 5 paintings & 5 boxes: Stories of Avoca
                                                          9) Which country’s one-word name features all five
           Exhibition Opening, Avoca Museum &
                                                             vowels?
           Information Centre,7pm.
                                                          10)Which two seas are connected by the Suez
 SAT    31 DEADLINE for September Re-Echo                    Canal?
(All information correct at time of printing)             (The Age, Good Weekend)         Answers - The Back Page

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