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Phone/Fax: 02 6543 8457 email: email@example.com 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 The Aberdeen Whisper, July 2010 Page 1 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 Aberdeen 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 Tuesday 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 Muswellbrook 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 LADIES FASHION Upper Hunter Shire Council Meeting Schedule & ACCESSORIES Development & Environmental Services Sizes 8 - 24 Committee, 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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Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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) www.cowans.com.au email@example.com 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 June. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Leader on 6543 1518 The Aberdeen Whisper, July 2010 Page 4 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. http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/animals/ 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 email@example.com. 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 plants? 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 wildlifeaid.org.au or call 04 4766 7737. Secretary on our normal date. The Aberdeen Whisper, July 2010 Page 5 You ays rFr n 7D Ho iendl Ope tel y „WHERE ABERDEEN GETS TOGETHER’ 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, including: 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 great. 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 www.upperhunter.nsw.gov.au/council/1017.html 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 the Commonwealth Bank and supported by The Land No oil or liquid waste Newspaper and The Local Government Shires Association of NSW. For more information or nomination No asbestos forms please contact the Awards Office on 1300 735 445 No windows, doors or mirrors or visit the website at www.awardsaustralia.com Note: Any non compliance waste will not be collected. Steel, sorted glass/plastic/metal containers, car bodies, batteries, NOMINATIONS CLOSE oil (max 20L), clean fill are all accepted free of charge at 13th AUGUST 2010!! Council’s Landfills. If you have any questions please contact Council’s Technical Services Department on 6540 1115. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Saturday 9am-12pm 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 information. We also need to thank the RSL, this was a terrific venue. LOOK WHAT I FOUND! ABEERDEEN’S COLLECTORS EXPO 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 Dartbrook. Our contact line number is: 1300 131 058. www.anglocoal.com.au Anglo American is an Equal Opportunity Employer CALLIDE CAPCOAL DARTBROOK DAWSON DRAYTON FOXLEIGH MORANBAH NORTH This is a paid advertisement Proudly supporting the Aberdeen Whisper 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 everyone. 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 w.anglocoal.com.au 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 Council. 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 site. 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 quickly. 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 ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE DAY WILL GO TO RED CROSS. The Aberdeen Whisper, July 2010 Page 18 FIRE BRIGADE NEWS Meet the crew NAME: Patrick Compton “Pat” YEARS OF SERVICE: 6 RANK: Firefighter YEARS RESIDED IN ABERDEEN: 6 ENJOYS: Mate ship Aberdeen Information Centre OTHER INTERESTS: Photography 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 HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOME WHEN GOING AWAY ON A HOLIDAY 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) WHAT ELSE SHOULD YOU DO TO MAKE YOUR 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 http://www.transgrid.com.au/ http://www.integral.com.au/ Every Sunday - Raffles from Midday http:www.energy.com.au/ea/earetail.nsf.Content/ (Member’s Badge Draw - between 12 & 2pm) Your+Home 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. Group 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 Transport 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 Companionship 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 CLAIMING THE DATE — CALENDAR OF EVENTS Make sure everyone knows about your important events Email information to: email@example.com or Phone/Fax: 02 6543 8457 July2010 Contact 2nd July Ceilidh at Segenhoe Inn Cherie Donavan Bookings Essential 02 6543 7382 0402 277189 (M) firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Appointments Phone: 02 65437007 or Mobile: 0407 995 161 Huggins Engraving & Trophy Supplies Teena & Garry Wilton LASER ENGRAVING NOW AVAILABLE 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 occasions. Elizabeth’s Evening & Saturday Morning Craft lessons PH: 0400 037 928 Classes Thursdays ABN 513 480 280 83 6.30pm email@example.com Saturday by appointment For more info and call Liz on 6543 7770 Place your advertising here! The Aberdeen Whisper, July 2010 Page 23 EFT FOR ENDLY P AN OS FRI VICE D SER VO GIFT UC HER S Shop 6 Valley Fair, New England Highway Aberdeen. Phone 6543-7908. Specials for week commencing: TUESDAY 22nd June 2010 Includes: 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 PLUS MORE SPECIALS IN STORE! LATEST RELEASE DVD’S: TOOTHFAIRY, FANTASTIC MR FOX, PRINCESS AND THE FROG, DAY BREAKERS, LABOUR PAINS, SHUTTER ISLAND, UP IN THE AIR, TENURE, THE ROAD, INVICTUS. COMING SOON: - PERRY JACKSON AND THE LIGHTNING THIEF, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, DEAR JOHN, DOUBLE IDENTITY, EDGE OF DARKNESS, INFESTATION, A SINGLE MAN, MY ONE & ONLY, REMEMBER ME, CRAZY HEART. *PLEASE CHECK YOUR LETTER BOXES FOR OUR NEW SPECIALS FLYERS* (Please let us know if you don’t receive one) MORE SPECIALS ON BOARDS OUTSIDE OF SHOP The Aberdeen Whisper, July 2010 Page 24
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