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Aberdeen Highland Games


									                                          PO Box 114, Aberdeen NSW 2336.
 Phone/Fax: 02 6543 8457                                         email:

 Volume 17                                              Number 170                                        July 2010

                             Aberdeen Highland Games
                                  Saturday, 3rd July 2010
                                 Jefferson Park, Aberdeen
Programme of Events:
9:00am .............................Muster at Jefferson Park
9:30am .............................Grand Parade - Harrison Oval
10:30am ...........................Opening Ceremony -
                                        Massed Band Salute
                                        Inspection of Clans & Bands
                                        Address by the Chieftain of the Day
11:00am onwards                Defence Force Federation Guard Display
                               Highland & Country Dancing
                               Pipe Band Displays
                               Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt - Celtic Fiddle Music
                               Tartan Warrior’s Competition, including Sheaf Toss and Caber Toss
                               Australian Tug of War Titles
                               Amateur Tug of War Competition
                               Novelty Events, such as: Kilted Dash, Egg Toss, 3-Legged Race
                               Best Dressed Laddie, Lassie, Bairn & Pet Competition
                               Rowan Tree Ensemble (Celtic Choir)
3:40pm .............................Massed Pipe Bands
4:00pm .............................Closing Ceremony -
                                          Presentation to Champion Band
                                          Presentation of Trophies for National Tug of War Titles
                                          Lone Piper
Saturday Evening Ceilidh:
6:30pm - 11:30pm .............Fiddle Tunes Band; Address to the Haggis; Pipe Music; Dinner & Light Supper; Old Style
                              Country & Scottish Dancing; Federation Guard Display. BYO Drinks
Sunday 4th July - Kirkin of the Tartan:
10:00am .............................Kirkin of the Tartan at St Mark’s Church, Segenhoe Street, Aberdeen followed by Morning
                                     Tea at St Mark’s Church Hall

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                       St Mark’s Messenger
Welcome to St Mark’s Anglican Church Aberdeen. It would be wonderful to see you at either of
our regular Church services. Please check the notice board in the Church grounds for any
changes                                                                                              St Thomas’s
Holy Eucharist
Saturday – 5pm                                                                                       Sunday Mass
Sunday – 8am                                                                                             8am

The Soup & Damper Night with Miller’s Fashion Parade was great fun. Our models outdid                   Weekday
themselves and so did the cooks. Thank you for your presence and your help.                              Mass
On Tuesday 23rd June, the combined Church dinner for St Mark’s and St Thomas was held at                4.45pm
the Commercial Hotel in Aberdeen. A most enjoyable night was had by all. See you next time!
                                                                                                         For any
Everyone is welcome at our Midwinter Feast and Sing-a-long on Saturday 10th July at St Mark’s           enquiries
Hall commencing at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Tickets are $25.00 per head and bookings can be           please ring our
made through Janet on 65 437470 or Wendy on 65 431418.                                                  office in
        Any enquiries should be directed to Father Stuart Benson on 65 412713
                                                                                                        6543 1167

                                                       Aberdeen Library Hours                 Aberdeen Tip Hours
                                                                                         Monday .............. 8am-5pm
                                                       Mon ........ 3.30pm - 5.30pm      Tuesday ............. CLOSED
        CLASSIQUE                                      Tue .........10.00am - 12.30pm
                                                       Wed........ 3.30pm - 5.30pm
                                                                                         Wednesday ........ 8am-5pm
                                                                                         Thursday ............ CLOSED
                                                       Thu ......... 3.00pm - 5.00 pm
        ON BROOK                                       Fri ..........11.30am - 1.00 pm
                                                                                         Friday ................. 8am-5pm
                                                                                         Saturday............. 9am-5pm
                                                                      2.00pm - 5.30 pm   Sunday .............. 9am-5pm
       1/60 Brook Street                               Sat..........Closed               Public Holidays .. 9am-5pm

         Muswellbrook                                     Phone: 02 6543 7669                CLOSED GOOD FRIDAY
                                                                                               & CHRISTMAS DAY

       Ph: 02 6543 2347
                                                              Upper Hunter Shire Council Meeting
       & ACCESSORIES                                   Development & Environmental Services
         Sizes 8 - 24
                                                       Tuesday, 13th July 2010, 10.00am
                                                       Works and Technical Services Committee,
                                                       Tuesday, 13th July 2010, 2.00pm
                                                       Community Services Committee,
                                                       Tuesday, 13th July 2010, 6.30pm
                                                       (Meeting available via video conferencing in
            IT’S NEW,                                  Merriwa & Murrurundi)
                                                       Finance Committee, Friday, 23rd July 2010, 1.00
        IT’S DIFFERENT,                                pm.
       IT’S AFFORDABLE                                 Ordinary Council Meeting, Monday 26th
                                                       July 2010, 5.00 pm

     Friendly, helpful service                         All meetings are held at Council’s Scone office, unless
                                                       otherwise stated.

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                                      The Aberdeen Whisper, July 2010                               Page 3
                          Day Tours
10 July 2010 Disney on Ice – Disneyland Adventure -                  BARTON ’ S NEWSAGENCY
             Newcastle Entertainment Centre – an adventure
             for the whole family $70 P/P
                                                                       Ph. 65437126            Fax. 65437526
17 July 2010 Mudgee Small Farms Field Day – Sat.                       Email:
             Coach Travel $35 (Admission at own expense)
11 Aug 2010 West Side Story Lyric Theatre                                           4 AM OPENING
             Wednesday Matinee $150 Adult $115 Concession                          7 DAYS A WEEK
21 Aug 2010 Stitches and Craft Show Rosehill
             A must for all the ladies with an artistic flair      Newspapers - Magazines - Lottery Products
             Includes morning tea and entry. Stop for dinner (at       Stationery - Gift cards/Wrapping
             own expense) on the way home $60                                         Plus -
29 Oct 2010 Andre Rieu Newcastle Entertainment Centre                Confectionary - Drinks - Milk - Bread etc
             Friday evening concert commences 8 pm Dinner
             on the way down (at own expense) – enjoy the           -----------------------------------------------------------
             Magic of Andre.           $250
27 Nov 2010 Jersey Boys Theatre Royal Sydney - Saturday
             Matinee Story of Frankie Valli and the Four              Barton's - the Newsagents that
             Seasons – A must for all you Baby Boomers out                         always gives
             there!! $165                                                   Service with a Smile
12 Dec 2010 Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights
             Sunday Evening Spectacular.                             Proudly supporting the Aberdeen Whisper
             Includes Light Supper Adults $60 Children $50
26 Jan 2011 Australia Day, Cruising Sydney Harbour
             Luxury Cruiser; Includes Buffet Luncheon
             Adults $170       Children $160
                  BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES                                       Scout News
           PH: 6547 4416 or 1800 077 099 (freecall) 

    St Mark’s Samaritan Clothing Bin
As of the 28th June there will no longer be clothing bin
collections from St Mark’s Church. Funding of collections of
donated items has been withdrawn due to government cut
back. The bin will be removed in July.
Please do not place any further items in the bin from 28th
A very grateful thank you to everyone who has donated to
this very worthy cause over the many years,
                                                                    Above: We have some of the Aberdeen Scouts
                                                                    with a pumpkin, grown over the summer months.
                                                                   These young gardeners may earn a garden badge.
  Offenbach Down Under
Friday 23 July at 7.30pm
Sacred Spaces
(Singleton Sisters of Mercy Convent)
Queen St, Singleton                                                        1st Aberdeen Scouts
Tickets (for Singleton performance)                                   Joey‟s and Cubs meet Mondays
$25 adult/ $20 concession / $10 children under 12 yrs
Available from Singleton Organics, 71 John St,                               Joey‟s 5pm - 6pm
Singleton ph 6572 3444                                                   Cub Scouts 6pm - 7.30pm
(Some tickets also available at the door)                          Scouts meet on Thursdays from 6- 8pm
Other performances:
Sat 24 July - Muswellbrook                                         Leaders and helpers are always welcome and needed.
Sun 25 July - Armidale                                                      For more information contact:
Fri 30 July - Newcastle                                             Larry Pittman, 2nd Muswellbrook Scouts Group
Enquiries to:                                      Leader on 6543 1518
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                                                              Letter to the Editor
                                                              30th October - 3rd November 2010
                                                              Murrurundi Arts Council is pleased to offer a 5 day
                                                              watercolour workshop with internationally renowned
                                                              watercolourist David Taylor, AWA FVS at the Arts
                                                              Council’s premises at Murrurundi Railway Station. The
                                                              workshop will encompass studio and outdoor painting
                                                              sessions. David is a distinguished watercolourist from
                                                              Melbourne with 40 years of teaching experience and
     POSSUMS IN THE ROOF AND THE                              exhibiting in Australia, UK, Europe, USA and China. He
                                                              has many awards including Victorian Artist of the Year 3
               GARDEN                                         times, the Distinguished Leadership Award for
Why do possums move into the roof of my house?                Outstanding Service to Watercolour and Teaching and a
Brushtail possums usually nest in tree hollows and if their   Certificate of Merit for Distinguished Service to the
tree is chopped down they have to find somewhere else to      Community.
live. Because possums are very territorial, they will not     The workshop will commence at 9:00am on Saturday
move far and that may mean your house looks like the          30th October 2010 with fees of $300.00 for 5 days for
next best place.                                              tuition. As this will be a popular workshop early
How do I get the possum out of my roof?                       registration is encouraged.
Build it a possum house or nesting box in your backyard       Group evening meals will be arranged and available for
There are detailed instructions on the Internet:              those who wish to join in.                    An exhibition of works done at the workshop is planned
GuideToMakingAPossumHouse.htm                                 for Tuesday evening 2nd November 2010 inviting the
Giving the possum another place to live means it will stop    community to attend.
other possums from moving into your yard or your roof.        For materials list, registration form and accommodation
Have it trapped and released                                  list contact Jean Davies on 02 6546 6274, e:mail
To trap a possum, you must have a licence from National
Parks as possums are protected in New South Wales.            This workshop is assisted by the Country Arts Support
Traps can be hired from some pest control companies and       Program funded by the NSW Government through Arts
some of these companies will also trap the possum for         NSW and jointly delivered by Regional Arts NSW and
you. You can also contact Wildlife Aid which hires traps.     Regional Arts Boards throughout NSW.
Once the possum has been captured, keep the trap in a
warm, dark and quiet place while you find the gaps in your
roof where the possum is getting in and block them as it
(or another possum) will come back after it is released.
The possum must be released back onto your
property at dusk. If it is moved to another area it will be
competing for food with other possums and is unlikely to                 ABERDEEN LIBRARY
survive.                                                                    Tuesday 6th July 2010
How can I stop possums raiding my vegetable                                 Rhyme Time: 10.30am
garden?                                                                   Beading: Gems and Jewels
Build a corrugated iron fence around the vegetable garden
                                                                          Wednesday 14th July 2010
that is about waist-high and make sure there are no trees
overhanging the fence. Possums can’t climb this fence.                 School Holiday Fun
How can I stop possums eating my roses or other
Plant trees and shrubs native to your area (check with
your local plant nursery) and the possums will turn their
attention to these fruits, flowers and buds.                            ABERDEEN/ROUCHEL
Try products such as garlic spray; camphor; naphthalene                     RED CROSS
flakes; Quassia chips; Blood & Bone fertilizer; or D-Ter              ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
which are all available from supermarkets or hardware
                                                                          Members please note:
stores, but there is no one solution.
Wildlife Aid is licensed by NPWS to rescue,                   The Annual General Meeting will be held
rehabilitate and release injured & orphaned native            at Willow Grove on Monday 5th July, owing
animals in the Hunter Valley.                                 to the absence of both the President and
Visit or call 04 4766 7737.                Secretary on our normal date.
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      Bistro 7 days -                                            Lounge Area
      Lunch & Dinner                                             Accommodation
        Lunch 12.00 - 2pm                                        8 Beers on Tap Icy Cold
        Dinner 6.00 - 8.30pm                                     Schooner Draw Thursday Nights
        Functions Catered for                                    Raffles Friday Nights
        Dining Room                                               - 14 Meat Trays
      Air Conditioned Reverse Cycle                              Bottle Shop Drive Thru
      Pool Table & Juke Box                                      2 x Beer Gardens
                                                                  TAB PUB

       Call in and have a cold beer or have a meal in the Bistro
                                               Phone 6543 7196

                   FROM THE LION’S DEN                        TAFE Outreach is offering a
                                                              number of free courses,
June/July is a busy period for the Lions organization.
                                                              Easy Tasty Eats (Cooking),
Most Changeover dinners are held in these two months.         Wednesdays 10am to 2pm
Lions Bob & Judy are attending Scone & Muswellbrook           from 28th July to 22nd September 2010
changeovers and Aberdeen’s changeover dinner is set           at the Senior Citizens Hall in Muswellbrook.
for 14th July – 6.30pm for 7.00pm. Anybody wishing to
attend may book in with secretary Bob on 6541 1414.           Working with Fabric and Fibre (Sewing),
Newer members of the club will be taking on minor             Wednesdays 9.30am to 2.30pm
board positions and we hope they enjoy it and use it as       from 21 July to 17 November 2010
                                                              at the McCully's Gap Hall.
a learning curve on the administration of Lions.
 We welcome interested members of the public at all our       Advanced Welding at Muswellbrook TAFE
meetings and also welcome your input as to what is            Monday nights from 5.30pm to 9.30pm
needed in our community.                                      starting 2nd August 2010.
The wonderful “men in green” have once again helped
us get the Rose Garden in order in time for the Highland      Working with Museums
Games Weekend when the township is on display. We             Monday 10am to 2pm
                                                              At Aberdeen Information Centre
are cooking breakfast in the Rose Garden on Saturday          Starting the 2nd August 2010
3rd July with profits going to Red Cross.
Upper Hunter Shire Council has approved the supply            For more information on these
and installation of solar lighting at the AJC park and this
                                                              Courses please call:
will add to the amenities. The park is well used and
lighting will make it safer for late afternoon and evening
                                                              Annabelle McLoughlin,
use.                                                          Outreach Coordinator
JL                                                            on 6542 1115
                                          The Aberdeen Whisper, July 2010                                Page 6
                   Treasures Talk                               GOLDEN OLDIES for GOLDEN OLDIES
I want to say how wonderful it is to be able to look at      The UHMRL committee invite all seniors to attend their
the people at Treasures who volunteer their time and         next movie and luncheon at the Aberdeen Bowling Club
be so honored we are to have them.                           auditorium on Tuesday, July 20th .
I do need to apologise for the shop being closed two         This month our movie will be the classic “Casablanca”
                                                             staring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
weeks ago on a Friday. I had forgotten to take the key
                                                             For a donation of $10 you will get a three course meal
to it’s nightly place of rest and the poor girls were        before the movie. Doors open at 11.30am. Bookings
locked out! Yes, we have a spare key but I had that          are essential and numbers will be limited.
with me up in the bush and the other one was locked          Phone Jan Sumner 6543 7150 or Jan Wild 6543 6267
in the shop. I know the girls must have said a few
things under their breath, and they had to go back                      Expressions of interest
home. By the time I had gotten back and found out            Aberdeen Information Centre would like to take a coach
from the “postie“ what I had done, I just put a note on      to Tamworth when they hold their open gardens . This
the door saying we would be closed for the day. When         would be Saturday the 16th October. We would not
I rang to apologise to my main Friday girl she was           have time to see all the gardens but we may do some
very nice to me when she could have said a few               shopping.
choice words as there is no excuse for my lack of                         For more info ring 6543 8457
care. So thank you Debbie, Bebe and Amber for being
so nice about it and it will not happen again. They did            ABERDEEN HIGHLAND GAMES
get a day off but they love their day at Treasures.               Along the New England Highway
Also a huge thank you to Helen and Lady Di, they
                                                                   Where the Hunter River flows
went in on the Monday of the long weekend and
sorted coat hangers and the back room, it looks lovely          Aberdeen holds their Highland Games
and they got all the jobs done that have gotten away             First Saturday each July you know.
on us, the girls did this on their own bat telling me they           Proud of it’s Celtic origin
were going in although we were not opened, they are
                                                               From Scotland our forefather’s came
                                                              Strong hearted Macintyre and Macqueen
I have found that in the last few years the Treasures
ladies are a special breed. The girls that come and do                          clans
work for the dole stay on after their time is finished, we    To establish a settlement was their aim.
are so happy with that. Others, as soon as extra is                 A colourful street procession
needed, such as one of our girls are sick or away long
                                                                    With drums and pipes a-playing
term, there is always someone to put their hand up
and do the extra days. We can always use more                       An array of floats that follow
people so if you are looking to do a couple of hours a              Will surely have all a-parading.
week we would love to have you, there is always                    To Jefferson Park Sports Ground
“room at the inn”.
                                                                       For all the fun of the fair
I also want to mention that when we have furniture etc
to pick up Bob is the one who goes and I usually go                     To be enjoyed in leisure
with him, I am finding it is getting harder for me to lift         With kilted dancers everywhere.
big things so we are happy that John knight will be the               And tartan kilted clansmen
helper now for Bob, he has done a couple of little
                                                               Displaying athletic strengths and skills
things so far and I am so happy that I won’t have to lift
wardrobes anymore, it also means that when events             Will surely have Scottish blood a-pumping
come up Bob will be able to ask John to help.                  With their amazing grace that thrills.
I am sure when Val started Treasures all those years            The combined pipes and drums parade
ago she was referring to the goodies that people will
                                                               A fitting finale against the failing light
find in the shop, she would never in her wildest
dreams ever have thought that the actual “Treasures”          Brings Aberdeen’s Highland Games to its
would be the staff.                                                              close
Thank you girls, you are wonderful (and boys).               Till again next year, for everyone’s delight.
Carole Johnston                                                                Ken Newell, 2002

                                          The Aberdeen Whisper, July 2010                                    Page 7
Carpentry and Maintenance                                  " So let the Games Begin "
Contractor                                         Aberdeen’s Highland Games are here again, so let the
                                                                           Games begin.
·   Renovations                                      As the Scottish Bands head for the Parade Ground,
·   Timber Flooring                                                  there’s really quite a din.
·   Pergolas & Decks                                There’s a mighty roar from the crowd, as the Warriors
·   Home & Property Maintenance                                       perform their very best.
·   Owner Builder Assistance                      So they can take home the Champion’s Ribbon, ahead of
·   Free Quotes & Friendly Advice
                                                                              all the rest.
                                                   When they come to a "Halt" on command, the crowd all
Chris 0414 924 908                                                hold their breath & then sigh.
    Lic No 203664C
                                                    All Scottish Marching Lads, are here to do "Battle", so
                                                                      they’ll not blink an eye.
                                                   As the Games progress throughout the day, the Locals
    OLD TIME FAMILY DANCE                                            watch with true pleasure.
                     with the                    They realise it takes fitness & commitment, to tally up such
                                                                          a good measure.
                RAY BOYS                           For Scots think of their Ancestors, the ones they’ve not
                        @                                           seen for decades passed.
                                                    With fierce burning fires in their bellies, & their brave
             ABERDEEN                                                  hearts all beating fast.
           BOWLING CLUB                           While bagpipes play loudly, the Lassies twirl their skirts &
                                                                    dance across the Swords.
            on July 16th                          With heads held high & poise & precision, their practised
              8pm - Midnight                                          feet move self-assured.
                                                        While Tug-O-Wars Teams plough through their
            Profits to the                                Opponents, with plenty of stress & strain.
    School Holiday Activities at the              And the huge Stone Balls are favourites, with the crowds
                                                                 all cheering the Lads on again.
         Information Centre                         So come on folks of Aberdeen & all Neighbours from
                                                                        Townships beyond.
                     Entry:                        Come quickly to Jefferson Park, Aberdeen, don’t waste
       Family .......... $      20.00                           time, there’s much to look upon.
       Adults .......... $       6.00              Join in the fun everyone, bring your umbrellas & comfy
                                                                           fold-up chairs.
       Pensioners ...... $       5.00             Or take a stroll around the Parade Ground, to look at the
       Students ....... $        4.00                                   Stall-holder’s Wares.
                                                        As the Sun sinks low, & crowds start to go, the
       Bring & Share Supper                               Highlanders claim their prizes here awhile.
      “Come Join in the Fun”                            Then it’s off to prepare for their Night of Nights,
                                                            at St. Joseph’s Grand School, in style.
                                                         There’s a tasty meal, followed by the Haggis,
                                                            when the Lads taste a Whiskey or two,
                                                    Then all join in "Strip the Willows", and maybe learn a
                                                                         "Reel" that is new.
                                                     So give three loud & hearty cheers, call out to new
                                                 Friend’s by their names, Next year we hope to meet again,
                                                          at the 2011 Aberdeen Highland Games.
                                                                         Jan Bolton

                                                   Aberdeen Community Caring Inc.
                                                    wishes the Aberdeen Highland
                                                      Games Committee a fun &
                                                         successful weekend.
                                 The Aberdeen Whisper, July 2010                                       Page 8
               UPPER HUNTER                                               COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND
                                                                          COMMUNICATIONS TASKFORCE
                  SHIRE COUNCIL                               Council has resolved to establish a Community
                                                              Engagement and Communications Taskforce as a
                                                              Committee of Council in accordance with Section 355 of
                                                              the Local Government Act. The purpose of the Taskforce
                                                              is to improve Council’s engagement and communications
   MAYOR LEE WATTS CALLS OUT TO OUR LOCAL                     with the community.
                       ACHIEVERS!                             Nominations were received from members of the Scone
Individuals, organisations and business networks in our       community. Council would like to seek further expressions
community have the chance to be recognised with the           of interest from Merriwa, Murrurundi and Aberdeen to
NSW/ACT Regional Achievement & Community Awards.              supplement those nominations. Expressions of Interest
Upper Hunter Shire Council Mayor Lee Watt said:               are invited for up to six (6) community representatives for
The Awards having been running for many years in NSW          the above taskforce. Interested persons are requested to
and the ACT and we have seen many fine achievers              make a submission in writing. Nomination forms are
recognised. We want to see many more hardworking              available on Council’s website at
individuals and organisations in our community that are             or
making an invaluable contribution, to nominate this year.     Council’s offices in Merriwa, Murrurundi and Scone.
Upper Hunter Shire Council are proud of our locals and        Submissions will be accepted up to the close of business
their achievements, and this is a great opportunity for       on Monday, 16 July 2010. Further details on 6540 1124.
them to get the recognition and to shine in the spotlight”.               COUNCIL BULK WASTE
Nominations are now open in the following categories:                    KERB SIDE COLLECTION
                                                              Council is pleased to advise that the annual bulk waste
      The Land and Property Management Authority             collection for residents with a MGB service in Aberdeen,
       Community of the Year Award                            Blandford, Bunnan, Cassilis, Gundy, Merriwa, Moonan
      The Land and Property Management Authority             Flat, Murrurundi, Parkville, Scone and Wingen will be will
       Crown Reserve Trust Award.                             be collected from Monday 19th July 2010 by Friday 23rd
      The Industry and Investment NSW Business               July 2010 (inclusive).
       Enterprise Award                                       Please place bulk waste on the kerb ONLY between
      The Industry and Investment NSW Events &               5pm Friday 16th July 2010 and 6am Monday, 19th July
       Tourism Award                                          2010. Collection will take place BY Friday 23 July
      The Salvation Army Employment Plus                     2010.
       Employment and Training Award                          ANY WASTE PLACED OUT AFTER 6.30AM MONDAY
      The Peabody Environment & Landcare Award               19TH JULY MAY NOT BE COLLECTED.
Win a share in a huge $30,000 Commonwealth Bank               Waste to be collected:
AwardSaver accounts or Television Air Time Prize               Green waste is to be tied into manageable bundles of
Packages on Prime Television. All category winners will       no more than 1.5m in length
also receive a magnificent hand crafted glass trophy.          Mixed waste (no food scraps)
“As an inspiring and innovative community, I am positive      Loose items to be bagged or bundled
that we have many worthy contenders in our area. If you       Waste not collected:
would like to nominate an individual, business or              Loads larger that 2m3 - box trailer (residents will be
community project; or be nominated yourself; nomination       required to dispose of excess)
forms are available from all participating sponsors and        No items heavier than 80kg
from the offices of Upper Hunter Shire Council.”               No fridges or air conditioners
The NSW and ACT Regional Achievement & Community               No gas bottles
Awards are proudly presented by PRIME Television and           No tyres, batteries or engine blocks
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                                           The Aberdeen Whisper, July 2010                                         Page 9
Aberdeen Ladies Golf                                          Aberdeen Rugby League (Continued)
The 2nd Round of our Championships, Barb Sewell &             memorabilia. At the reunion dinner on Saturday evening,
Julie Berick Trophy with the overall winner being Dawn        the club announced its team of the era from 1980 to
Jamieson 65 nett, well done Dawn, runner up in 1st            1999. The team announced was as follows;
Division was J.Berick 71 nett. Putting went to B.Murphy 29    1.Mick Klus, 2.Tim Morrison, 3.Rodney Margetts,
putts. 2nd Division winner was V.Saunders 74 nett,            4.Graeme Huddleston, 5.Robert French, 6.Ben Daniels,
Runner up went to P.Douglass 75 nett. Putting went to         7.Mark Feeney, 8.Jason Phelps, 9.Brad Milton, 10.Jason
B.Day 30 putts on a countback. N/T/P,s 1st Division           Hoogerwerf, 11.Wayne 'Butch' Smith, 12.Chris Cumming,
D.Jamieson, 2nd Division K.Newton, All Divisions              13.Troy Logan, 14.Brian Harshman, 15.Robert Colbert,
V.Saunders. Balls went to D.Jamieson, J.Berick,               16.David Douglass, 17.Paul Smith. Anyone who would
T.Partridge, B.Murphy, V.Saunders.                            like a copy of the club's history booklet or Grand Final
We played our Third Round of our Championships, 4th           highlights DVD can contact Shane Lloyd on 65437365.
WGNSW Medal, VWGA Championships and Dawn                      Last Sunday, the Tigers were defeated 34-18 by
Jamieson Trophy with the overall winner of Dawn,s trophy      Scone in First Grade. This Sunday, Aberdeen will take on
being Denise Hopwood 67nett on a countback, Runner up         Singleton at ResCo Park in three grades from 11.15am.
was J.Berick. Putting was won by T.Partridge, 32 putts.       The next home game for the Tigers will be held on
Winner of 2nd Division went to P.Douglass 68nett, Runner      Sunday, July 4, against Denman from 12.30pm.
up was B.Day 74nett. Putting went to B.Day 27putts. N/T/
P,s 1st Division L.Barrett, 2nd Division J.Miller All
Divisions J.Berick. Balls went L.Barrett, D.Jamieson,                                          Pictured Left:
B.Murphy, T.Partridge, B.Sewell, V.Shankley. The Results                                       Barry Moran and
of our Championships are, 1st Division Winner B.Murphy,                                        Jimmy Wright
Runner up J.Berick. 2nd Division Winner V.Shankley,                                            at the reunion dinner.
Runner up T.Partridge. 3rd Division Winner B.Sewell,
Runner up B.Day. Winner of the nett over the
Championships which is Barrie Blayden,s trophy was won
by Julie Berick. The Club Champion for 2010 is Bev
Murphy.                                                       Calendar of Events
The winner of our Stableford event was B.Sewell               Sun. July 4 - Aberdeen V's Denman
39pts, Runner up went to M.Irwin 35pts. Welcome               at Aberdeen from 12.30pm.
back Maureen. Putting went to B.Sewell 26 putts. N/T/
P,s 4th/ 13th B.Sewell, 9th/ 18th M.Irwin. Ball winners
were B.Sewell, M.Irwin, T.Partridge, C.Betlinski. Also a              Wishing you a wonderful day!
big welcome to Amale and Cath to golf with us ladies.
Tue 15th June:                                                               July Birthdays
We played the 3BBB Team Classic, also B.Day,
D.Hopwood & B.Murphy were the Trophy Donors for this                        1st - Lynette Mohr
event with the Winners being K.Newton, P.Douglass &
V.Saunders+11 on a countback, Runners up were                               2nd - Chloe Janek
V.Shankley, M.Irwin & A.Raad +11 on a countback. N/T/                        3rd - Joan White
P,s 1st Division T.Partridge, 2nd Division M.Irwin, All           6th - Jessica Griffiths, Karissa Oxford
Divisions J.Berick, Balls were won by K.Newton,                              12th - Mark Snow
P.Douglass, V.Saunders, V.Shankley, M.Irwin, A.Raad,
I.Hayes, M.Horne, L.Barrett.                                        14th - Holly Brace, Victor Oxford
                                                                            17th - Grant Savell
Aberdeen Rugby League                                                       18th - Muna Enosa
The Aberdeen Tigers held a very successful 90th                            19th - Marion Oxford
anniversary reunion over the June long weekend. Many                       21st - Coen Johnson
former players, officials and supporters travelled from far
and wide to attend the reunion. The Tigers would like to                  24th - Nathan Lambley
thank everyone who attended the reunion events for their           25th - Jack Price, Cameron French
support as well as the people on the organising committee                   28th - Sarah Price,
for their efforts. The Aberdeen Bowling Club was expertly
decorated with streamers, balloons and plenty of
                                                                     Malcolm Johnston, Marley Poa
                                          The Aberdeen Whisper, July 2010                                       Page 10
Aberdeen Public School News                                                  ST JOSEPH’S NEWS
Aberdeen Public School was very successful at the             Once again the students from St. Joseph’s High School
recent Muswellbrook & Upper Hunter Eisteddfod.                have put their Christian values in to practice by flocking to
KF was Highly Commended and KR gained a 2nd place in          support the Seniors’ Country Fair, affectionately known
the Kindergarten Nursery Rhyme Section.                       among the students as “Golden Oldies Day.”
1/2W gained 1st place and 1/2C 2nd place in the Stage 1       The student organizers of last year’s successful Golden
Nursery Rhyme Section.                                        Oldies Day who are now mainly in Year 12 studying hard
3/4I received a Highly Commended and came in 5th in           for the HSC handed over the organizational baton to the
Stage 2 Poetry. In the individual events, Georgia             new committee, mainly in Year 11, a few months ago.
Freebairn and Molly Briggs gained 4th and Tristan Roussot     Regular weekly meetings prepared for the event and
and Elise Taylor came 3rd in their duet. Hannah Gleeson       organization reached a climax of cooking, sewing
also came 3rd in her individual speech.                       costumes, constructing devices for creative games,
From Year 5/6, Jacinta Ferris and Taylor Tromp gained 3rd     printing signs and certificates, making decorations and
Place and Brianna Denley and Kiya Cook were Highly            briefing younger students on their roles during the final two
Commended in Poems for 2 People. Angela Smith was             weeks.
1st in the Poetry section.                                    The night before the event, over fifty students were still at
Congratulations girls and boys. Thank you to the teachers     the school after night fell, preparing and decorating the
who prepared the children so well and to the parents who      Hall for the events to follow the next day. Many of these
were able to go along and support our students.               students were back again at 7am to set up for the day and
Congratulations also to Angela Smith and Kayla Flaherty       begin cooking the lunch. Many were still here two hours
for winning a prize at the Scone Art Festival.                after the event finished, cleaning up and packing up
Stage 3 students have just returned from an excursion to      equipment.
the Bathurst Gold Fields. They have been studying Gold        The theme of the day was “The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party”
and the Gold Rush period of Australian History for the past   and students came in fancy dress and funny hats to add to
two months and this was a very successful conclusion for      the carnival atmosphere. Students were given senior
their unit of work. I would like to thank Mrs Pennell & Mrs   citizens to look after for the day and they became very
Wither for giving up their personal time after and before     protective, making sure that their Golden Oldie was well
school to take our students on this 3 day excursion.          looked after, won their share of prizes and had a good
Unlike many industries, teachers do not get paid overtime     time.
for the work they do after school hours.                      Many students live some distance away from their
Thank you also to the parents who accompanied the             grandparents and the day is a rare opportunity for them to
excursion and the students who attended for their             talk to and share activities with older people. As well as
outstanding manners and behaviour. They were excellent        benefits that the seniors may gain from the day, it is a very
ambassadors for our school.                                   valuable social and learning experience for the students.
                                                              Very important to the students’ experience also is the
Parent Teacher Interviews: We are holding Parent              support they feel from the families who donated money
Teacher interviews this week.                                 and gifts, the amazing work done by Carol Johnston and
The education of your child is a partnership between the      the team from Aberdeen Treasures, and all the teachers
home and school. Please come along and show your              who came along to give support and help. Special
support for this partnership. Remember you can organise       recognition of course must go to the Mad Hatter himself,
an interview with your child’s teacher at any time during     school principal John Tobin who has been the driving force
the year. All you need do is contact the school office.       behind the school’s involvement in Golden Oldies days
The school Walkathon was held recently and raise $4800        since they started, and who so much enjoys playing up
for the school. Many thanks to Mt. Arthur Coal who will       with the oldies. Most importantly, the school thanks all the
equal this amount through their Match Giving Program.         Senior Citizens who came as our guests and gave so
The prizes for the Walkathon were handed out at last          much of themselves to make the day a success.
Fridays Assembly and the winners were as follows:
KF – Bella-Rose Partridge           KR – Jye Hall
1/2C - Bailey Miller-Freebairn      1/2W – Emma Palmer
3/4I – Pheobe Dallah           3/4T – Jessica Vanderdonk
5/6P – Isabella Roughan             5/6W – Lucy Brazell

The Lucky Prize was won by Ryan Jones which was an
IPod alarm clock which was donated by Betta Electrical.

           Pictured Right: Carole Johnston & Principal - John Tobin
                                          The Aberdeen Whisper, July 2010                                         Page 11
                           FRUITO HANGS UP                                    ABERDEEN PUBLIC MEETING
                                APRON                                               Monday 28th June 2010
                                                                                                  at 7pm
                                                                                  Aberdeen Community Hall
Local Fruito John Kennedy has 'hung up his apron' after 34              The Aberdeen Action Group is asking the residents of
years serving the local community with home deliveries of               Aberdeen & District to attend a public meeting to
fresh fruit and vegetables each week. John has become a                 discuss:
friendly face and friend to many Aberdeen families over                 A)     The arrival of the new doctor in Aberdeen
this 34 year period. He has seen many families come and                 B)     Facilities for the new doctor
go and watched many, many families grow. I am sure                      C)     Plans for a new multi-purpose medical centre in
there are many tales he could tell and many fond                               Aberdeen
memories that he holds of the folk in Aberdeen. John like               D)    Methods to secure grant funding from State and
many of us has seen several changes in Aberdeen over                          Federal Governments to establish a medical
the years and will continue to call Aberdeen home.                            centre for Aberdeen
John, took on the family tradition of being a door-to-door
fruito following in his father, grandfather and uncle's
footsteps. This is the end of an era for the Kennedy family                             Garlick’s Hardware
and for the Aberdeen community. I have no doubt that                                      Muswellbrook
John's friendly service and smile will be missed by many
but we all wish him and his family the very best for their              Garlick‟s Hardware          For your building
future. John said he would like to have 6 months off for                75 Sydney Street                Supplies
him and his wife to enjoy some travelling, after that he will           Muswellbrook                  Delivering to
take on something different with some new                               Phone: 65 43 2139              Aberdeen
challenges. Thank you John for good old fashioned                                                   Monday—Friday
friendly service, it is a shame that such a tradition has
                                                                           Also stock           Open Monday to Friday
been lost to us. All the best to John and his family.
                                                                         Nursery supplies:      8.00am to 5.00pm
Val Snow                                                                 Pots, Plants, etc      Sat 8.00am to 1.00pm
                                                                                                Sun 9.00am to 12noon

     “Your friendly family club”
                              Phone/Fax: 6543 7226
                                                                                    67 New England Hwy,
                      Every Thursday Night
                Fishing Club Raffles from 6.00 pm                                   Aberdeen, NSW 2336
                       Every Friday Night                                                  (02) 6543 7065
                 Tennis Club Raffles from 6.30pm                         Here at All Seasons Irrigation we don’t only
                    Every Saturday Night                                 specialise with irrigation, we supply
         Club Raffles from 6.30pm - Badge Draw 8 pm                      everything to do with water and if we don’t
                                                                         have it, we’ll get it. Our Store caters all rural,
    Fri 2nd July - Aberdeen Ladies Golf Charity Tartan Day               domestic, mining & commercial needs with a
           Sat 3rd July - Aberdeen Highland Games                        huge rang of DAB, Bianco, Davey & Johnson
                                                                         pumps; we also have a selection of poly, gal
            Fri 16th July - Ray Boys Charity Dance                       or brass fittings & a range of valves. But
            8pm - Midnight - Bring & Share Supper                        that’s not it. So come on down, because this
    Tue 20th July - Golden Oldies Movie - From 11:30am                   month only we have great deals on selected
          „Casablanca‟ - a Hal B. Wallis production                      DAB and Bianco pumps. So what are you
          (with Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman)                        waiting for, come on down and see our
      Entry - $10.00 Donation includes 3 Course Lunch                    friendly team & our great deals, to have
                                                                         water your way. (DAB Brochure inserted with
        Sat 24th July - Upper Hunter Old Time Dance                      this month’s whisper)
                        From 7:30pm
                  Information for members and their guests.
                                                                                        Trading Hours
       Is gambling a problem for you? G-Line (NSW) is a confidential,                   Monday- Friday
      anonymous and free Counselling Service. Free call 1800 633 635.
                   Your best bet is the one you can afford.                                8am-5pm

                                                      The Aberdeen Whisper, July 2010                                 Page 12
Aberdeen History - Mrs Macqueen’s Bath.                           Aberdeen Collector’s Expo (Continued)
At Glenbawn Museum there is an old bath carved from a             funds to facilitate the establishment of a museum in
single piece of marble. The bath originally from the              Aberdeen.
Segenhoe Estate has quite an interesting tale that goes           We desire to purchase a building in Aberdeen and relocate
along with it.                                                    the abandoned contents from the Glenbawn Museum
When Thomas Potter Macqueen M.P. the original grantee             - to preserve the valuable collection for everyone and help
of Segenhoe Estate, arrived in New South Wales to                 put our town back on the map.
inspect his colonial investment in 1834 it is believed that       The UHMRL Aberdeen Collector’s Expo will co-inside with
he brought the Italian marble bath out from England with          the “Big Boy’s Toys” being held on the nearby Jefferson
him. Over the years many have retold the tale of the              Park, an Aberdeen Community Caring Project.
eccentric Mrs. Macqueen and of her habit of bathing in
warm cow’s milk. It is also said that when she had finished
with her bath the milk was distributed to the convict
labourers on the estate.
Experts have recently viewed Mrs. Macqueen’s bath at the
Glenbawn Museum and believe that it could be more than
2,000 years old - too valuable to be left here in the              Aberdeen Information Centre with Aberdeen
Upper Hunter.                                                      Community Caring Inc would like to thank the local
Jan Sumner UHMRL                                                   businesses for attending and showing so much interest
                                                                   in our evening held at the R.SL. & Citizens Club. We
                                                                   would also like to thank Julie Fibbons from BEC for
                                                                   coming, the night was great with lots of sharing of
                                                                   We also need to thank the RSL, this was a terrific

                                                                      LOOK WHAT I FOUND!

            Saturday, 4th September, 2010
          Aberdeen Bowling Club Auditorium
     We are in search of all collectors    -
If you collect anything at all, would you be willing to display
your collection at the Aberdeen Collector’s Expo ?
For further information contact:
Jan Sumner 6543 7150 or Jan Wild 6543 6267
The Upper Hunter Museum of Rural Life Inc committee is
a group that have come together with the aim to raise                        Carolyn Day in Pa’s Garden

Anglo American Dartbrook Mine -proudly supporting rural business and community
initiatives in ‘Aberdeen on the Hunter.’

                                           c omm:unity
Anglo American Dartbrook has a 24-hour contact line for members of the community
wishing to enquire about issues of matters concerning the operation of Anglo American
Our contact line number is: 1300 131 058.
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                                               The Aberdeen Whisper, July 2010                                              Page 13
                                   Seniors Country Fair Day
With the theme of “MAD HATTERS TEA PARTY” this year’s fair was an absolute success.
Almost 150 Seniors from our area attended a day of spoiling, nurturing, fun and games at St Joseph’s High School on
June 5th.
Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee were there to greet the seniors as they arrived, all seniors were allotted a buddy for
the day to look after them. The students do a wonderful job of this and make sure all the needs of their charge are
met..Some of our guests dressed for the occasion, wearing hats that had taken lots of imagination to come up with, all
were terrific.
The King and Queen of Aberdeen were announced early in the day so they could enjoy their new held status. The
Queen being Mrs Joan White and the King was Ken Newell. Both active seniors still doing their little bits for the
community from home, both were overjoyed, overwhelmed and surprised. They both received a quilt donated by “The
Cackle Club”, this year’s were made by Karen Borham and Bronwyn Gordon.
The Golden Goose was there again this year with Aberdeen Lions Club sponsoring the major prize, the goose had over
20 eggs, all containing wonderful surprises, all donated by local businesses.
Horse races are the favorite part of the day with races being played up on the big screen, the chocolate wheel with
prizes galore and many other indoor games, then lunch was served.
The lunch was a credit to the students who had prepared it, and they could not have achieved that without Margaret
Hamilton and Kristy Wadwell. I am always impressed at how these ladies work with their students and can deliver
restaurant quality food for the seniors. Thank you girls, hats off to you, it is truly wonderful seeing the students doing it
with happy hearts .
The fun really began when everyone moved outside to play games, have photo’s taken as Alice, the Mad Hatter etc,
knock em downs. Egg and spoon races were just some of the activities, all of course having prizes for the skilled ones.
Squeals of laughter was all that could be heard, everyone having a fabulous time. When it was time to move inside it
was then that seniors were treated to a beautiful afternoon tea of slices and cakes.
The students supplying the entertainment, mime dance, singing, instrumentals, all so impressive, it was enjoyed by
Aberdeen Community Caring Inc. works hand in hand with St Joseph’s High School to bring the very best we can to the
day, from collecting prizes all year round to organizing the show bags that everyone receives, helpers who wrap the
goodies to the special people who leave things on my doorstep to help me out and want to stay anonymous, all these
things add up to the special day that we can all share.
A thank you to John Tobin who 4 years ago agreed to join his school with our tiny little community group to make it
what it is now, one of the most looked forward to events on the senior’s calendar.
This surely proves that “from little things, big things grow”. Mr. Erikson, one of the guests, stood up and made a lovely
thank you speech. He said something like, "I have been each year and it just gets better, I do not know how you will top
this one”. That makes us so proud and at the same time makes us think “watch this space” there is more fun ahead.
See you all in 2011.
                                           All the fun at the Seniors Country Fair

                                            The Aberdeen Whisper, July 2010                                         Page 14
The Aberdeen Whisper, July 2010   Page 15
 History Week, 2004, Fred Day displayed the two                              
memorial stones at the Aberdeen Library. Fred had               The Upper Hunter Museum of
purchased these stones and saved them from the tip                      Rural Life and
when the Memorial Hall was demolished in 1981. All
this time he has cared for them with the knowledge of
                                                                 Cultural Centre Aberdeen has
their significance.                                                     the pleasure of
(Fred will tell you the whole story.)                          inviting you and your friends on
It was in 2004 that the first approaches were made to              Monday, 28th June 2010
the Shire Council and the council’s heritage advisor for                    At 2pm
their assistance to re-position the stones back on the
corner where the old School of Arts Building (1893)
                                                                Celebrating the relaying of the
and the later Memorial Hall (1926) once stood.                 foundation stones of the original
[Since 2004 the group, now operating as the Upper                  Aberdeen School of Arts
Hunter Museum of Rural Life Inc, have pushed for the
stones’ re-location - It has only taken 6 years to get
                                                                1893 and the original Aberdeen
this memorial constructed – I wonder how long it will                 Memorial Hall 1926
take to get our medical center or the museum ?]                And the raising of the Aberdeen
Aberdeen’s School of Arts                                                 Town Flag
The foundation stone was laid by                                       By Mr Fred Day.
Thomas Cook Esq., in July 1893.
Situated in the center of town the hall was the place          Followed by afternoon tea in the
where all the town’s functions were held and                         Aberdeen Information
became the meeting place for Aberdeen’s Municipal                         Centre Hall
It burnt down about 1925 (?)                                    This advertisement is sponsored by the
                                                                    Aberdeen Information Centre

Memorial Hall
Re-built in 1926 the new hall fulfilled many functions .
Deemed unsafe by the Scone Shire Council, the hall
was demolished in 1981.
Aberdeen’s new library was later constructed on the
                                                                Aberdeen/Rouchel Red Cross
                                                                      MARKET DAY
                                                                        Aberdeen Lion’s Club
                                                                         Barbecue Breakfast,
                                                                          plus Market Stalls
                                                                    including Lavender Products,
                                                                  Cakes, Plants, Jams & much more
                                                                      Saturday 3rd July 2010
                                                                          (Highland Games Day)
                                                                 at Community Hall/Rose Garden
                                                                    Proceeds to Red Cross

                                        The Aberdeen Whisper, July 2010                             Page 16
                                       DEFIBRILLATOR HAS A HOME
After a lot of fundraising and consulting with experts,            information is recorded in the machine and the ambulance
Aberdeen Community Caring Inc has purchased a                      attendants can press the information button and it will advise
defibrillator that is best suited to the Aberdeen community.       them how many shocks the patient has received, how long
Doug & Charleen Liddell were the driving force behind the          the patient has been worked on etc, saves you trying to
fundraising and it was at their suggestion that a defibrillator    remember all this information, allowing you to focus on
would be a valuable asset to the Aberdeen Community.               saving a life.
Many locals saw this as a very worthwhile asset for the            As mentioned earlier in this article, it is for anyone to use
community and supported fundraising efforts without even           and even if you haven't had the training you can open it up,
having to think about it.                                          switch it on and be able to use it by following the
Once the fundraising was completed there was the task of           instructions. If you would like to feel more comfortable about
deciding which machine was the best one, this was a                being able to use it, should it be necessary. We are happy to
decision that couldn't be made lightly as being a device that      run more training sessions for small or large groups. This
was for everyone's use, it meant we needed something               training includes refresher training in the DRABC & CPR
reliable, easy to operate and compact. Us, as a committee          which are always good skills to keep sharp as they might
were not experts in this area and had been advised there           just save a family member, friend or neighbour. Can you
were devices out there that had had bad reports, so we             afford not to have this training??? If interested in training,
needed to find someone who had some idea on where to               it isn't too late, please call the Aberdeen Information Centre
start. After much time we found out that we had a local who        on 6543 8457 so we can organise another training session.
was quite knowledgeable in this area and had contacts that         THE DEFIBRILLATOR IS NOW HOUSED AT THE
could assist with the decision making. This person is Trevor       ABERDEEN BOWLING CLUB BEHIND THE BAR AREA
Ireland who is an accredited First Aid Trainer. Trevor             AND IS NOW AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN
contacted "The Royal Life Saving Society Australia" to assist      CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. Should you borrow the
with the decision making and came up with the "FRX                 machine please have your name and phone no. recorded on
Heartstart machine with a child/infant key". This machine          the board with the machine and contact one of the Aberdeen
can be used on anyone whether it be a young baby or an             Community Caring Committee members when you have
adult. We hope that the machine never has to be used, but          returned it to the club so that replacement pads can be fitted
should there be a need, we are now prepared. As part of            and new ones ordered. Please return as soon as possible.
the purchase package, the Royal Life Saving Society                We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to
provided training for up to 10 locals. Eight locals took up the    Doug & Charleen Liddell; Trevor, Kim & Sarah Ireland, Matt
opportunity to find out how it worked on Sunday, 20th June.        & Murray from RLSSA, the Govcor Business Unit from St
Last Sunday Matt Sharman - the Hunter Regional Manager             Helier’s gaol, run by Steve Moffitt, for making a wonderful
of The Royal Life Saving Society Australia and Murray              storage box for the defibrillator, everyone who supported
Scoble a Trainer for RLSSA came from Newcastle to                  the fundraising, Edwina Hamilton for a lot of consultation
demonstrate how a defibrillator works and let participants         advice, everyone who participated in the training and the
have a practise run on some mannequins. The one thing              Aberdeen Bowling Club committee and staff who are
everyone has to remember is that the defibrillator DOES            allowing this valuable asset to be housed in the club for
NOT replace DRABC (Danger, response, airway, breathing             easy access.
& compressions) & CPR, it compliments them. Once a                 Val Snow
person is found collapsed you need to firstly make sure
there is no danger to the person or yourself, see if they
respond to a squeeze on the shoulders and talking to them,
check airways are clear, check for breathing. If there are
others around ask them to call "000" and advise you require
an ambulance at the address and advise them a person is
collapsed with no breathing or heartbeat. Have them or
someone go for the defibrillator while the person attending
the collapsed person commences CPR. Once the
defibrillator arrives have someone open it, turn it on and be
ready to attach the pads to the patient. Once the defibrillator
is turned on it will talk to you on what to do, when to do it
and how to do it, keeping in mind you have to be clear of the
patient once the pads are attached. The defibrillator will not
allow you to shock a person who has a heartbeat. Follow
the steps that the machine tells you to and if CPR is still
required the defibrillator can talk you through that as well, it
also counts the compressions etc for you. All this                                  Photo of Doug Liddell handing the defibrillator
                                                                                    to Committee Member John Mitchell

                                              The Aberdeen Whisper, July 2010                                               Page 17
  ABERDEEN‟S OLD TIME DANCE NEWS                                              Cackle Club News
On the night of Friday18th   June local Upper Hunter Valley   Last Saturday the majority of the Cackle Club travelled to
dancers enjoyed a fun night of Social Dancing at the          Sydney for the Quilts and Crafts at Darling Harbor.
Aberdeen Bowling Club. This was organised by the Sub          We had an absolute ball. The highlight of the day was
Committee of the Aberdeen Community Caring Inc.               meeting Ella from Ella and Skysie. Ella has been
The Band for the Dancing was once again the ever              wonderful to our group, at some time all of us have
popular Ray Boys’ Family Dance Band, and the profits of       worked on either a quilt pattern by Ella or a small
the evening will go to the St Mark’s Anglican Church’s new    embroidery. When our local Quilt Day was on Ella sent
Toilet Block which is soon to be started. This building has   us a bundle of goodies for our raffle and also some
been badly needed for some years now, and the Dance           things to sell to raise money for whatever we chose. Two
Committee were happy to give the funds a boost along.         of her items were in the raffle and the others we sold.
As usual every month there are many prizes to be won,         The Cackle Club has held these funds, waiting for a
and these were the lucky recipients:                          special something to arise. It may even be used to buy
Lucky Door Prize: Emma Lloyd-Ray.                             fabric for the Senior’s day quilts, we will see as, so far
Monte Carlo Dance: Eric Stucking & Partner.                   our lovely ladies have donated these fabrics. We thanked
In the Progressive Barn-Dance four lucky winners won          Ella for her support and it was a joy to meet such a
lovely Soup Cups including pkts Soup.                         talented lady, we were like teenagers meeting a movie
Many thanks to the generosity of some of the Dancers, we      star!
were able to add more prizes to the Raffle drawn that         It was just a lovely day, anyone that got to go would
night. Again thank you sincerely for your donations, it was   agree the quilts on display were just amazing, there were
greatly appreciated.                                          lovely stalls that were there. It was a case of so many
The winners were: 1st Joan Ray, 2nd Robyn Farmilo, 3rd        things to see and so little time.
Robyn Farmilo, 4th Barbara Terry, 5th Paul Ryan & 6th         Travelling home on the bus everyone was exhausted, we
Peter Farmilo.                                                had such a great day and so many lovely ladies to spend
The children were not forgotten, they had the joy of a        the day with, all looking and talking about what we had
"Lolly Scramble" that they seemed to love, and a              bought and seen, we had left home at 6am and got back
wonderful tasty supper was served by the Dance
                                                              after 9.30pm,a big day out.             Carole Johnston
Committee. Many thanks to all the Ladies who contributed
to the supper, bringing along to share Scones,                          Below: the Cackle Club with Ella
Sandwiches, Cakes & Slices, small meat Pies and Vegie
Slices, etc. Everything was beautiful and vanished very
The donation to St Mark’s Anglican Church Toilet Block
Fund, will be presented at our next Charity Dance on
Friday, 16th July 2010 commencing at 8.00 p.m. at the
Aberdeen Bowling Club. Our next month’s charity dance,
will be in aid of the Aberdeen Information Centre’s School
Holidays Activities for Children.
We thank the Executives and Members of the Aberdeen
Bowling Club for their continued support, and also our
friendly supporters who love to dance along with us each
month, to the fantastic Ray Family’s Music.

                                     HOT BREAKFAST AVAILABLE
The Aberdeen-Rouchel Red Cross will be conducting a Market Day at the Community Hall/Rose Garden on Saturday
3rd July, Highland Games Day.
It will commence at 8:00am and cost per site is $10.00.
Public Liability Insurance will be covered by the Australian Red Cross at no cost to the stall holders.
It will be a great opportunity to catch the passers-by on their way to the Highland Games.
The Aberdeen Lion’s Club will have a barbecue with egg, bacon and sausage sandwiches, etc for sale, with all profits
to go to the Red Cross, for which we are most grateful.
To book a site, please phone Jan Simmons on 6543 7139, Florence Thomas on 6543 7217,
or Marion Wilkins on 6543 7364

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Meet the crew
NAME: Patrick Compton “Pat”
RANK: Firefighter
ENJOYS: Mate ship
                                                              Aberdeen Information Centre
                                                                   School Holiday Activities
INCIDENTS MOST REMEMBERED: Chicken truck                                                  15th July:
collision on the approach to the bridge at Aberdeen
                                                                               10.30am - 1.00pm
AWAY FROM HOME FIRE SAFETY CHECKLIST                                    Party Time limited to 10 children
Fact                                                                              5yrs to 12yrs
Fires can and do occur in unoccupied houses and units                         Cost $5.00 per child
while people are away taking a break. Simple fire safety      There will be face painting, making party hats, icing
precautions before you leave on holidays may prevent a
fire, or minimise its impact on you and your home.
                                                                    biscuits, games and much much more.
                                                                   Ring to book your place on 6543 8457
Before leaving your home for an extended period the fire                         Big Boys Toys
services recommend that you:                                                         4th September:
Consider switching off and disconnecting non-essential          Displays & Market Stalls for the whole family at
electrical appliances and IT equipment.                                   Jefferson Park, Aberdeen.
Test your smoke alarms and change batteries if required to
ensure they still function.
                                                                      Do you have something to display?
Let a neighbour or family friend know of your                  For all the details ring the Information Centre
whereabouts and contact details. Ask them to watch your                          on 6543 8457
home and to notify the fire service on Triple Zero (000) if
your smoke alarms operate.
Ensure that any electrical items you decide to leave on
continuously, or on timer circuits, are in good working             The Perfect Place To Meet
order. If you live in a bushfire prone area, prepare your
home properly before you leave.
                                                                  ABERDEEN RSL CLUB
Ensure that any lights you have left switched on are in a
safe location away from combustibles such as curtains and               23 Moray Street Aberdeen NSW 2336
are of a correct wattage to prevent overheating.                                Ph/Fax: 6543 7141
Switch off and empty clothes dryers before you leave.
Close all internal doors before you leave to help contain                 COURTESY BUS AVAILABLE
any fire that occurs.                                                On Friday nights & Sundays for the Raffles
Extinguish any incense, candles or oil burners.
Take time to do a thorough final check of your home           Every Wednesday - Member‟s Badge Draw
before you leave.                                                               (between 5 & 7pm)
HOME FIRE SAFE                                                Every Friday Evening - RSL Raffles from 5pm
Check out the following electrical providers websites for           Member’s Badge Draw (between 6 & 9pm)
additional information:                                       Lions Club Joker Draw and Raffles from 7.30pm                                   Every Sunday - Raffles from Midday                   (Member’s Badge Draw - between 12 & 2pm)
FIRE SAFETY TIPS                                                         CHINESE RESTAURANT
                                                                            now open at the club
Remember if driving to your holiday destination make
sure you plan to “arrive alive” and stop to revive every
two hours.                                                              call HOCK on 0457 305025
Whilst away ensure your holiday destination has a
                                                                              Information for members and their guests.
working smoke alarm and draw up and practice a fire             Is gambling a problem for you? G-Line (NSW) is a confidential, anony-
escape plan with your family.                                         mous and free Counselling Service. Free call 1800 633 635.
                                                                                Your best bet is the one you can afford.
Capt Russ Burgin
                                           The Aberdeen Whisper, July 2010                                                     Page 19
Aberdeen Community Caring Inc.                               Simmo’s @ 121
Next Meeting Tuesday, 13th July 2010                  C'mon in, we‟ll make you welcome
Aberdeen Bowling Club 7:00pm,                  Leanne, Shannyn and Dannielle Simpson
everyone welcome                            Opening:
Contact Carole Johnston, Ph: 6543 7134      Monday - Friday 6am - 7pm
                                            Saturday 7am - 7pm
Aberdeen Highland Games Committee           Sunday 8am - 4pm
Next Meeting to be advised                  Phone in your order (02)6543 7121
Aberdeen/Rouchel Red Cross
Annual General Meeting                           Don‟t Delay! Tell Us Your Event
Monday, 5th July 2010                                  Community Radio Announcements
At Willow Grove from 10.30am                Have you an event coming up? If so contact the
Aberdeen Women's Bowls                      Aberdeen Information Centre on 6543 8457 and
Thursday, 15th July 2010                    advise them so they can advertise it on the
Aberdeen Bowling Club
                                            radio segment “What's on in Aberdeen” on
                                            2NM and ABC. Don’t keep your event a well
St Mark’s Guild
Next Meeting                                kept secret!
1st Thursday of the month.
St Marks Hall at 2pm
Contact Peggy 6543 7296                                      Opening Soon
Every Saturday                                         Aberdeen Chemist
Max’s Art Classes: 2:00pm - 4:00pm                Thats right! Tim Flaharty from Sydney
at the Aberdeen Community Hall.               is getting ready to open a chemist in Aberdeen.
Aberdeen Scouts Committee Meeting
At the Scout Hall                                                Welcome
Ph 6543 7998 for details                                  Kayden James Daniel Tickle
Aberdeen Playgroup meets                                   12-6-2010 7.2 pounds
Every Tuesday
(except school holidays)
10:00am-12:00pm at the Scout Hall
in Abercairney Terrace
0-5 yrs old
Craft activities and games
Everyone welcome
Enquiries to Michelle Darcy 6543 8469
Scone and District Cancer Support
                                                Special thank you to all my friends and family.
                                              A big thank you to my Saint Joseph’s family, all the
Meet Every 4th Tuesday
                                             teachers, students and the whole school community
12.30 - 3pm
                                                      for all your support and best wishes.
At the Senior Citizens Centre
                                                            I thank you from Bianca.
in Waverly Street Scone.
These meetings are short and informal -
everyone is welcome.                                Aberdeen Treasures
                                                         Shop1, Valley Fair, Aberdeen
Tai Chi Every Thursday morning                     Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm
9am - In the Community Hall Aberdeen                Saturday 10am - 12noon
Enquiries to Pat 6543 3337

                               The Aberdeen Whisper, July 2010                              Page 20
We provide caring volunteers who are specially trained to help with shopping,
social outings, companionship and odd jobs, enabling clients to stay in their home
as long as possible.

We provide the following services:

Shopping Assistance
       We can provide the transport for you to do your own shopping
       We can go shopping with you
       We can go shopping for you
       All of these services may include banking, hairdresser visits, bill paying and taking you to the
           chemist for scripts
    This service is $6.00 per hour

       We can provide the transport to get you to the local doctors, podiatrists, physio, dentists, or
            other local medical appointments as needed
           We can go to these appointments with you
           We can see you safely home
           At times you may need to travel a short distance out of town for a medical appointment.

    The fees are as follows:
    Around each town .......................................   $ 6.00 return trip
    Muswellbrook to Scone ...............................      $15.00 return trip
    Murrurundi to Scone ...................................    $20.00 return trip
    Aberdeen to Muswellbrook/Scone .............               $10.00 return trip
    Denman to Muswellbrook...........................          $15.00 return trip

      We can arrange a volunteer to visit and water the garden for you
      Sit and have a cup of tea with you
      Help you write a letter or sort out your photos
      Read the newspaper with you
    This service is FREE

Odd Jobs
        We can bring in your mail for you or mail a letter for you
        We can assist with small light jobs eg change a light bulb, take out the garbage for you
        We can sew on a button for you
        Light gardening
    This service is $6.00 per hour

                  For more information please phone: 6545 3113
                                               The Aberdeen Whisper, July 2010                        Page 21
                 Make sure everyone knows about your important events
                Email information to:
                                 or Phone/Fax: 02 6543 8457

                                     July2010                                 Contact
2nd July     Ceilidh at Segenhoe Inn                                    Cherie Donavan
             Bookings Essential                                         02 6543 7382
                                                                        0402 277189 (M)

3rd July     Aberdeen/Rouchel Red Cross                                 Jan 6543 7139
             Market Day (Stall Holders Welcome)                         Florence 6543 7217
             & BBQ Breakfast                                            Marion 6543 7364
3rd July     Aberdeen Highland Games:                                   6543 8457
             Jefferson Park - 9:00am - 4:00pm

4th July     Kirkin of the Tartan at St Mark’s Church - 10:00am         6543 8457
             Morning Tea at St Marks Hall

5th July     Aberdeen/Rouchel Red Cross                                 Jan Simmons
             Annual General Meeting                                     6543 7139
             Willow Grove - 10:30am
10th July    Mid Winter Feast - Sing - a - Long                         Janet 6543 7470
             St Marks Hall 6.30pm for 7pm                               Wendy 6543 1418
             Donation $25.00 RSVP 6th Jully
16th July    Ray Boy’s Charity Dance - Aberdeen Bowling Club            6543 8457
             8pm - Midnight     Bring & Share Supper
             Entry: Family $20; Adults $6; Pensioners $5; Students $4

20th July    Golden Oldies Movie - ‘”Casablanca”                        Jan 6543 7150
             Aberdeen Bowling Club - 11:30am                            Jan 6543 6267
             $10.00 Donation which includes a 3 course Lunch

                                   August 2010
14th August The Singleton Bush Poets Society                            Judy 6547 8162
             Wybong Hall 2.30pm - 6.30pm
             Soup & Damper 5pm Cost $25.00

                               September 2010
4th Sep      Big Boys Toys Day                                          6543 8457

4th Sep      Aberdeen Collectors Expo                                   Jan 6543 7150
             Aberdeen Bowling Club Auditorium                           Jan 6543 6267
                               December 2010
5th Dec      Aberdeen Bowling Club -                                    6543 7226
             Children’s Christmas Toy Raffle

11th Dec     Aberdeen Bowling Club - Member’s Christmas Party           6543 7226

                                 The Aberdeen Whisper, July 2010                        Page 22
Sympathy Our sincere sympathy is extended to all
who have had loved ones pass on. May you be comforted
in your time of bereavement.

                Janice L. Bolton
                   Civil Marriage Celebrant.

         Wedding and Baby Namings
      Phone: 02 65437007 or Mobile: 0407 995 161

 Huggins Engraving & Trophy Supplies
                 Teena & Garry Wilton

     Engraving --     Brass --     Trafolyte
      Aluminium -- Glass -- Pewter
        Trophies for all sports & events                                                      Office:
         Muswellbrook 02 6543 3399                                       Lot 300 New England Hwy South Muswellbrook 2333

            Mobile - 0407 464976                                     •Custom Designed memorials •Lawn Cemetery Plaques
                                                                      •Cleaning •New Memorials      •Additional Lettering
                                                                                   •Stonework & Restoration
                             “MUSIC IS US”
                    Weddings -- Birthdays -- Anniversaries --    Ph. 6541 2112 Fax. 6542 5455
                       Corporate Functions -- Disco’s --
                        Christmas & New Year Parties.
                        Doug & Charleen Liddell
                               Preferred D.J’s
                                                                        Aberdeen Lions Club meets the fourth
                   (02) 6543 8289 - mobile 0429 0000 53
                                                                          Wednesday of each month at the
                        28/17 Hall Street, Aberdeen 2336                      Aberdeen RSL, Moray St.
                                                                     6.30pm for 7.00pm dinner. Visitors welcome.
                                                                                  Enquiries to Lions
     The Lakeside Guest House & Holiday House
          Summerland Point, Lake Macquarie                                 Bob & Judy Lanyon 6541-1414.
    Perfect for: Family Reunions - Private Getaways                        Lion David Murphy 6543-7919.
        Church Groups - School & Social Groups
              Art/Craft Workshops & More                                McCully’s Gap Hall Assoc.
           Self Catering - Mid Week Specials                                      McCully’s Gap Hall
      Call Bette: (02) 4976 2392 or 0417 251 381                                     Family Dance
GARDEN RESCUE                                                              Entertainment by Ray Boys Band
Horticulturists creating beautiful gardens                                    3rd July 2010 starting 8pm
Landscaping, Earth Moving, Trenching Sprinkler Systems,                Ladies, please bring a plate for supper
Tree Lopping, Stump Grinding, Hedging, Mulching, Pruning,
Plants, Fertilising, Weeding
General yard clean up,                                                      Kyda Rock Entertainment
Tip truck hire
Phone Vicki Straney
                                                                                 Singer: Kylie Curnuck
0419481686 or 65411609 (ah)
                                                                           Professional Entertainment for all
      Elizabeth’s Evening & Saturday
           Morning Craft lessons                                                   PH: 0400 037 928
               Classes Thursdays                                                 ABN 513 480 280 83
            Saturday by appointment
       For more info and call Liz on 6543 7770
                                                                           Place your advertising here!
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            Specials for week commencing:                    TUESDAY 22nd June 2010

       BLACK DOUGLAS SCOTCH 700ml .................. $31.99
       BUNDY RUM RED 700ml ................................... $31.99
       BUNDY RUM UP 700ml ..................................... $31.99
       JAGER MEISTER 700ml .................................... $39.99
       SMIRNDOFF VODKA RED 700ml ...................... $31.99
       SMIRNOFF VODKA TWIST RGE 700ml ............ $32.99
       HARDYS RR RGE .............................................. $ 5.99
       YELLOW TAIL RGE ............................................ $ 8.99
       ZILZIE S23 RGE ................................................. $ 8.99
       PENFOLDS K/HILL RGE .................................... $11.99
       MONTANA RGE.................................................. $12.99
       YALUMBA PREM 2LT RGE ................................ $12.99
       HIGHLAND SCOTCH & COLA 6 pks ................. $17.99
       WOODSTOCK & COLA 6 pks ............................ $17.99
       BUNDY AND JOHNNIE 10pks ........................... $29.99
       BLACK DOUGLAS RGE 6pks ............................ $17.99
       CRUISER 4pk RGE ............................................ $12.99
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