Goornong Guideyour link to theGoornong CommunityVolume 27 Issue 2                                                270 copie...
Goornong                                        ADVERTISERS!                                                   Want to pro...
Many Thanks to                   Jacinta Allan               Member for Bendigo East                   And the office of  ...
C a l e n d a r o f e v e n t s                   J a n u a ry / F E B R UA R Y 2 012February                   Meetings  ...
Photos L to R: Ken Moroney, Janet Filbey, Kath Read, Cr Bruce Phillips                  GOORNONG CITIZEN OF THE YEAR 2012T...
‘Carols in the Bush’                                         December 9th, 2011                     MEDIA RELEASE: Communi...
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Beach Party in the Bush,                       January 26th 2012                  Life can be a beachOn Australia Day the ...
An event with a twist, a beach in the bush!                                 Close to 200 people attended the inaugural ‘Be...
VALUED SPONSORS of the      ‘Beach Party in the Bush’                                      357 – 359 Hargreaves St        ...
HIRING OF VENUES               AROUND GOORNONG                                                                            ...
Goornong & District Community Group Inc. (GDCG) Update ReportThe Goornong & District Community Plan was successfully relau...
Bus Timetable 1st January 2012,                                   contributed by Ruth Jenkins      GOORNONG               ...
Local student heads to Sweden                      Local Barnadown student, Liam Oberin, left Australia on                ...
India scores a victory in vaccination                     While Indian cricketers have been struggling against a revitalis...
CRAFT CORNER                                   Kindly contributed by Glenyce McCrohan                                     ...
Trivia Questions.                                             Jokes1. What do the letters BBC stand for?                 A...
FOSTERVILLE GOLD MINE                      Community Grants ProgramApplications are now open for the current round of Comm...
Goornong Happenings from the Bendigo Advertiser 1947       Friday September 5th GOORNONG FOOTBALL CLUB ANNUAL BALL.A repre...
Elmore Community Pharmacy        …….… for all your medicinal needs     A range     of Gifts    and Toys!      Teddy       ...
G o o r n        o n g R u r a l f i r e                                         b        r i g a d e .                   ...
“We would like to see as many groups as possible come                                           MEDIA                 forw...
tions such as what are the key issues and opportunities interms of violence prevention for Greater Bendigo, what aresome a...
Puppies     Ready to go in five weeks.  Kelpie, Heeler, Collie cross puppies              for sale $100Both parents can be...
White Hills Amcal Pharmacy                     Serving your community for 30 years      **Friendly service and advice you ...
       PRACTICE MANAGER                                                                                Kathy Tuohey      ...
Kevin                                                            Hayes                                                    ...
GOORNONG POST OFFICE                                     Open Mon—Fri: 9.00am - 5.00pm                                    ...
Flowers for all occasions                                 Teddy Bears, Balloons, Chocolates,                              ...
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  1. 1. Goornong Guideyour link to theGoornong CommunityVolume 27 Issue 2 270 copies produced each month 1st Feb 2012 C to ONG VISIT for more news, photos and information ou VISIT for more news, photos and information R Ye r 201 ATUL ar, Mr 2 Citi ATIO s K ze N ath n o S Re f the ad !GOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 1
  2. 2. Goornong ADVERTISERS! Want to promote your event or business? Guide The Goornong Guide is distributed via the mail run right around our region to Huntly, Axedale, Elmore, Fosterville Mine, and Toolleen. CONTENTS Advertising in the Goornong Guide offers fantas- tic exposure direct to local people as well as to  Guide News visitors and the world wide web.  Public Notices WE ARE GREAT VALUE!  Calendar of meetings & events And only a small group of volunteers who dedi- cate many hours to bring you this information.  Stories & photos of local news & If you would like to support us or contribute to the guide, please contact us: events  Upcoming events P.O. Box 46 Goornong.  Articles of interest or ring 0417 363 710 OR VISIT  Craft Corner Goornong Traders on  Trivia and book your ad online.  Recipes *** PLEASE NOTE ***  Kids Corner & Jokes The deadline for each edition is the 26th of the month.  CFA news and information  Primary School News Ad Size Monthly Yearly  Community Plan update Business card $7.50 $100.00  City of Greater Bendigo news Quarter page $10.00 $120.00  Local Traders Half page $15.00 $180.00 Full page $30.00 $330.00 We are aiming to reduce the size of the Guide for environmental reasons. More information EDITORIAL POLICY will be available on our website. 1.To provide a means of communication for all community and sporting groups in the Goornong District. 2. To produce a newsletter by members on a vol- Goornong unteer basis. 3. The Goornong Guide accepts no liability for is on the web! views submitted by the public. 4. The Committee reserves the right to refuse to publish any articles which they consider to be un- suitable . We welcome your 5. “The Guide” is available FREE of charge, but donations will be gratefully accepted. Donations can be placed in boxes at the Goornong Store, the Drovers Arms hotel and the Goornong PO. Future donations will be gratefully received to contribute to community projects.GOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 2
  3. 3. Many Thanks to Jacinta Allan Member for Bendigo East And the office of Jacinta Allan MP for printing the Goornong Guide 35 Wills St Bendigo Ph 5443 2144 DECEMBER & JANUARY HAVE BEEN HUGE MONTHS WITH TWO BIG COMMUNITY EVENTS HELD IN GOORNONG. A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who assisted, participated, supported and attended! A great team of talent and resources has emerged from these events which bodes well for future Goornong Gatherings. WE RECEIVED SPONSORSHIP, DONATIONS AND RAFFLE TICKET SALES TO HELP OUR CAUSE ~~~ PLEASE SUPPORT THOSE WHO SUPPORT US ~~~ For more information and photos of these events please visit our website. LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS LOCAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY DIRECTORY Accommodation at The Bush Courtyard You are welcome to join us. 5432 2446 Brick laying GOORNONG RURAL FIRE BRIGADE 5432 2205 —5432 2450 Drovers Arms Hotel COMMUNITY & DISTRICT PLAN 5432 2210 —5432 2202 Electrician ELMORE CUBS & SCOUTS 5432 2596 —5432 6387 Elmore Primary Care GOLD FIELDS EQUESTRIAN CLUB 5432 6001 —0417 363 710 Florist GOORNONG CEMETERY TRUST 5443 5519 - 5432 2236 Liquid Waste GOORNONG GALS 5448 8478 —5432 2248 GE Silos GOORNONG GUIDE 5432 2384 —5432 2202 Goornong Post Office MEMORIAL HALL & HISTORIAL SOC 5432 2295 —5432 2240 Goornong Recycling & Transfer Station RECREATION RESERVE 0458 346 652 — 5432 2305 Goornong Store SWIMMING POOL 5432 2203 —5432 2220 Plumber CRICKET CLUB Matt - 0430 821 706 - Mark Hearn 0404 595 047 United Gas 5432 2248GOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 3
  4. 4. C a l e n d a r o f e v e n t s J a n u a ry / F E B R UA R Y 2 012February Meetings Venue TimeThursday 2nd Soldiers’ Memorial Hall Memorial Hall 7.30pm.Tuesday 7th Goornong Gals Recreation Res. Hall 7.00pm.Wednesday 8th Recreation Reserve Drover’s Arms Hotel 7.30pmSunday 12th Mt. Pleasant Football Club Social Get Together Start 12noonTuesday 15th Swimming Pool Recreation Res. Hall 7.30pmWednesday 15th V.F.F. & Landcare Recreation Res. HallMonday 20th Goornong Guide Recreation Res. Hall 7.30pmMarchThursday 1st Soldier’s Memorial Hall Memorial Hall 7.30pmMonday 5th Goornong Community Plan Recreation Res. Hall 7.30pmTuesday 6th Goornong Gals Recreation Res. Hall 7.00pmTuesday 13th Swimming Pool Recreation Res. Hall 7.30pmWednesday 14th Recreation Reserve Drover’s Arms Hotel 7.30pmWednesday 21st V.F.F. & Landcare Recreation Res. Hall All meetings and event dates can be viewed online— What’s in February 2012 Happy Valentines Day on the 14th Many thanks to the Drovers Arms for helping us to raise $ 372 from raffle tickets sold every Friday night during January 2012. Winners of each week are pictured with the President of the Goornong Guide, Mrs Janet Filbey The Winners were: Friday 6th Peter Reidy. !3th Dennis Crowe, 20th Steve the G. and finally onthe 27th Barry Clay who also took out the Jackpot. MANY THANKS to all the supporters and CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners!GOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 4
  5. 5. Photos L to R: Ken Moroney, Janet Filbey, Kath Read, Cr Bruce Phillips GOORNONG CITIZEN OF THE YEAR 2012The Goornong Citizen of the Year has committed over 50 years of service on various commit-tees in Goornong. This person has served on both the Goornong Primary School Mothers Cluband the School Council; been Secretary and Treasurer of the Soldiers Memorial Hall and or-ganised the Australia Day Concert at the Memorial Hall for last 13 years.She has been Secretary of the Goornong Cemetery Trust; a founding Committee Member ofthe Goornong Guide Newsletter; and a member of the Goornong + 25 Community Plan, forwhich she wrote the History of Goornong.She helped form the Goornong Historical Society, in conjunction with the Soldiers MemorialCommittee, and has spent much time restoring the old historic Police Station in Grant St.She also worked alongside her husband Ken at the Wheat Silos, as well as supporting him inhis many community activities.She was with the Red Cross committee when they had a branch in Goornong; has been aHome [Help] Carer for the former Shire of Huntly and in between all that work she has raised afamily of six childrenIt gives me great pleasure to announce our first Goornong Citizen of the Year and congratulateMrs. Kath Read.Janet Filbey—President of the Goornong & District Community Group Inc.GOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 5
  6. 6. ‘Carols in the Bush’ December 9th, 2011 MEDIA RELEASE: Communication dying within country communityA new event will be held next week to celebrate Christmas and to raise some much needed funds to keep the lo-cal paper alive. Goornong has a population of about 300 people, all of which are closely located to a major high-way and a railway line. The surrounding district is home to a further 400 people.The Goornong Guide publication has been providing residents with local communication, information and educa-tion for more than thirty years. It is produced by a committee of hard working volunteers who compile and printmore than 270 copies every month which are delivered free into local homes.The Goornong Guide committee has become challenged by the logistical reality of producing a free paper withminimal income being derived from small donations and some local advertisers. The communal photocopier andcomputer are ancient and no longer sufficient, even with a dedicated few standing next to it all day!The move to making the Goornong Guide available electronically has been successful but only a very small per-centage of the community have internet access or even appear to use this. The e-paper is hosted on the websiteand in theory should reduce the number of copies needing to be printed as well as give advertisers more valueand exposure with hyperlinks installed.The Goornong Guide committee are now launching a major fund raising drive to develop an awareness campaignto ensure that they can continue this valuable tradition and community service.They would like to invite advertisers from a wider area to utilise the low cost option of advertising in the Goor-nong Guide and reaching a direct target audience.Fund raising activities are going to include an event called Carols in the Bush which presents a nativity scenewith Mary and Joseph on their donkey; angels; shepherds with their sheep; and wise men on horses. The eventwill be held at 6.30pm on Friday, December 9th, 2011 in front of the old CFA shed on the Midland Hwy. Admis-sion is FREE but donations will be gratefully received as well a raffle ticket sales.ENDGOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 6
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  8. 8. Beach Party in the Bush, January 26th 2012 Life can be a beachOn Australia Day the local residents of Goornong will be treatedto the unusual, as trucks bring in water and sand to create a beachin central Victoria.Recent bushfires, floods and twelve years of drought have leftmany families in this rural community unwilling to risk leavingtheir farm, home or business for an extended period of time andmany do not have a holiday budget that would stretch down to thecoast and so a local group has decided to bring the beach to them.According to Vanessa Hawkins, Event Founder and Vice Presi-dent of the Goornong District Planning Committee, Australia Dayseemed like the perfect opportunity to host this new event called a‘Beach Party in the Bush’.“We have recreated a beach environment by bring intruckloads of sand and water to create a beach setting ina 60m x 60m area that will see people relaxing in theshallows of a pool, sliding down a waterslide, listeningto live music under a beach umbrella and playing beachgames”, said Ms Hawkins. “People will be treated to avisit from King & Queen Neptune in their seahorse car-riage, be able to see mermaids and enjoy fairy floss, tof-fee apples and snow cones”.“Our beach games championships will include the bestsurfboard rider, tunnel racing, thong throwing, limbo,volley ball, relays and a tug of war. We’ll also have priz-es for the best beach costume, sand castle and hula huladance.”“Our aim is to give people a fun day out without costingthem anything, and hopefully lift their spirits after the recent dis-asters. We are a resilient community but the impact of repeatedstruggles often requires a major recovery effort which impacts themental and emotional wellbeing of a community. People are sobusy coping, cleaning up and rebuilding their lives after a disasterthat we sometimes forget to stop and have a bit of fun.”The 2012 ‘Beach Party in the Bush’ event is a free communityevent for all ages which has support from all levels of Govern-ment via the Flood Community Recovery Fund which is aimed atrestoring social networks in the community. It is planned to be-come an annual ticketed event. The event will also see the launch of the Citizen of the Year as well as their Com- munity Plan by councillor, Bruce Phil- lips. It starts at 4pm and is being held on January 26th at ‘Gold Fields’, 221 Cam- paspe Rd, Goornong. ENDSGOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 8
  9. 9. An event with a twist, a beach in the bush! Close to 200 people attended the inaugural ‘Beach Party in the Bush’ yesterday. Celebrating Australia Day, people travelled from as far away as Benalla and St Arnaud to join local residents of Goornong in cen- tral Victoria to enjoy this unusual event at ‘Gold Fields’, 221 Campaspe Rd, Goornong. Run by the Goornong and District Community Group Inc, the ‘Beach Party in the Bush’ event was hailed a huge success. The free community event attracted a large cross section of the community from all ages with support from the City of Greater Bendigo via the Flood Community Recovery Fund which aims to re- store social networks in the community a year on from the 2011 flood disaster. Event sponsors also included Coca Cola; Skin Ski + Surf; Narellan Pools; Lollies 2Go; The Bendigo Party Shop; Elmore Meats, Fruit & Veg; Fosterville Gold Mine; Leighton Water Supplies; and Epsom Sand & Soil. Event organiser, Vanessa Hawkins said “thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and the Government fund- ing, we were able to treat people to a tropical BBQ, soft drinks, water slides, prizes and a live band all for free. It was great to see families enjoying themselves, relaxing as well as interacting with others in the Beach Games.” Sponsored trucks had brought in water and sand to create the beach setting. Creative minds turned man- nequins into mermaids, straw bales into a swimming pool and grass banks into a water slide. The crowds settled under beach umbrellas with sand beneath their feet and were entertained without having to travel far from the flood prone challenges of their rural homes. “People were surprised to see King & Queen Neptune arrive in their seahorse carriage. Our beach games championships included the best surfboard rider, thong throwing, volley ball, relays and a tug of war. We also gave away prizes for the best sand castle and to the best hula hula dancer under and over twelve years old.” said Ms Hawkins. The Goornong and District Community Plan was launched by councillor, Bruce Phillips from the City of Greater Bendigo. Cr Phillips announced “the com- munity plan has evolved, grown and achieved a lot since 2008. The group has developed new goals to reflect their changing circumstances.” The event also launched the Goornong Citizen of the Year which was awarded to Mrs Kath Read, acknowledging her huge contribution to the local region over the years. The event is planned to run again next year. Visit ENDSGOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 9
  10. 10. VALUED SPONSORS of the ‘Beach Party in the Bush’ 357 – 359 Hargreaves St Bendigo 03 5441 6337 Elmore Meats, Fruit & Veg 48 Railway Pl, Leighton Elmore Water Deliveries 03 5432 6350 Pools, tanks, stock 0400 678 807 0408 054 104 5443 8412 Epsom Sand & Soil 5448 8171 NARELLAN POOLS CENTRAL VICTORIA 03 5432 2524 0418 996 905 Brought to you by PeeP Downunder 0417 363 710GOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 10
  11. 11. HIRING OF VENUES AROUND GOORNONG CHURCH TIMES CONTACT DETAILS St George’s Anglican Church, Goornong Recreation Reserve Hall Goornong: Bagshot Street Goornong 2nd, 4th Sundays: 8.00am Contact : Janet Filbey 5432 2202 Please leave a message and I will get back to you St Martin’s Catholic Church, Muskerry: Soldiers Memorial Hall Each Sunday: 8.30amKeys for the Memorial hall can be picked up at the post office For bookings for Railway place South, Goornong { Midland Hwy} St Martin’s Church Contact Kath Read: 5432 2240 or 5441 2809 Contact: Lyn Harrop, NOTICE TO RESIDENTS Goornong Gals DUMPING OF GARDEN GREENS OR WASTE IN GOORNONG RECREATION RESERVE IS NOT PERMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, EVEN IF A PRE– EXISTING PILE OF BURNABLE MATERIAL IS FORMED OFFENDERS WILL BE FINED Social meeting held on the first Tuesday of Goornong Recycle & each month. Waste Transfer Station All Welcome Is open 8am-5pm every Bring something to do Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday. eg: craft project, quilting, knitting etc Most recyclable and reusable items are FREE Venue: Rec Reserve Hall Basic Fee (recyclable items) $1 Full fee (non recyclable waste) $26.00 Time: 7.00pm till 9.00pm TVs, Screens and Monitors. $10.00 Gold coin donation and a plate Car boots, Fridges, to share if you wish Freezers and Air Conditioners $15.00 All enquires welcome Ph: 5432 2248More information is available can be found on or on 0458 346 952. COMPUTER CORNER/ Internet PERSONAL NOTICES Access to our computer, printer, ~~~~~ scanner and the Internet is avail- Please let know able at the Recreation Reserve. if you have any events or notices you would like to share. The use of computer is limited to one person per hour unless notified. Also photocopying is availa- ble in the same area. Cost: Computer and Internet Access: $2.50 per hour—payable on collection of keys MOBILE LIBRARY Ph: 5449 2790 Printing/Photocopying: Mondays 4—4.30pm 30c per sheet—payable on return of keys Outside Goornong Primary SchoolCome along and Support our local library, plenty of books ALL BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES to choose from. should be directed to Janet Filbey, Ph: 5432 2202GOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 11
  12. 12. Goornong & District Community Group Inc. (GDCG) Update ReportThe Goornong & District Community Plan was successfully relaunched by Cr. Bruce Phillips on Austral-ia day at the Beach Party in the Bush event. Due to the relaunch of the community plan, the GDCGcommittee want to be accountable and keep the community informed to what actions are being done.We will keep the community updated each month on the current developments of each focus area.With the relaunch have come new and fresh faces with great community sprit and exciting ideas. Togain a copy of the new plan or to contribute to the focus areas of the plan or to apply for funding for yourcommunity group, contact the committee at .The committee meet regularly at the Goornong recreation reserve. The next meeting is on Monday, 5 thMarch 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome. Focus Area Community facilitator/s Current developments Infrastructure, Industry Ruth Jenkins (public Improving services and keeping the commu- and Economic Devel- transport only) nity informed and updated on the current opment public transport offered in the area. Tourism Vanessa Hawkins Continuing to develop website with new and updated content for visitors and community members; attracting visitors to the area with events and social media; media releases. Natural Environment Ed English Collaborating with relevant partners Sports, Recreation and Angie Kennedy/ Maintain contacts of local community groups Leisure Vanessa Hawkins for the website and the Goornong guide; review facilities and ser- vices. Health, Wellbeing and Georgina Wood Getting Goornong Going merchandise re- Community Services search Education Support Jason Cox Working towards improving educational ser- vices, facilities and resources. About Goornong & District Community Group Inc.The Goornong & District Community Group Inc, (GDCG) began in 2007 through the Bendigo +25 com-munity planning initiative. The planning process involved the importance of a vision/plan for Goornongsupported by the community wants and needs for the future.The original plan launched in April, 2008, set out the vision of the local community for the future and de-tailed the projects that the community aspired to undertake. More recently, the committee has reviewedthe progress and reassessed the initial Community plan using the goals, objectives and actions in theoriginal plan to ascertain what has already been achieved and to look forward to new and current priori-ties. This relaunched plan will now be used as the basis for seeking funding from council and otherfunding sources.GOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 12
  13. 13. Bus Timetable 1st January 2012, contributed by Ruth Jenkins GOORNONG TO BENDIGO MONDAY to FRIDAY DEPARTS from the Goornong General Store 7.45am This is a Christians Bendigo Transit Bus. 9.50am This is a V-Line Service 1.45pm This is a V-Line Service 4.00pm This is a Shepparton-Bendigo Bus so a Higher Fare applies WEEKEND SERVICE DEPARTS from the Goornong General Store 9.45am Saturday This is a V-Line Service 1.45pm Sunday This is a V-Line Service Fares on the above are Adults $2.20 one way (*Shepparton $5.80) Concession or child $1.10 one way (*Shepparton $2.90) Allow approx. 30 minutes travel time to Bendigo and please hail the bus. Above bus services all terminate at Bendigo Rail Station. BENDIGO TO GOORNONG MONDAY to FRIDAY DEPARTS from Bendigo Rail Station 7.00am Shepparton Bus* 8.45am This is a V-Line Service 2.15pm This is a V-Line Service PLUS: 5.30pm Bendigo Transit bus: This Service departs from Mitchell Street (Near TAB-close to Hargreaves St). Above fares apply but no weekend or public holiday service. This bus is a Christians Bendigo transit bus and is signed GOORNONG and now timetabled on the Internet in Huntly (Route 8) and can pick up passengers from Epsom Post Of- fice and Huntly shops but please hail the bus driver. Usually arrives Goornong 6pm. Please note: THIS BUS DOES NOT LEAVE FROM THE RAILWAY STATION WEEKEND SERVICE DEPARTS from Bendigo Rail Station 2.20pm Saturday This is a V-Line Service 2.20pm Saturday This is a V-Line Service For more information re Public Holidays etc contact the bus operators: V/Line phone Bendigo Railway Station 5440 2765 or 136196 Christians Bus Co. Phone 5443 9333 (during office hours) Shepparton Transit Bus Phone 5831 2150 (during office hours) Website information: THIS INFORMATION IS ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE——CalendersGOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 13
  14. 14. Local student heads to Sweden Local Barnadown student, Liam Oberin, left Australia on 21st January to spend a year in Sweden as a Rotary Ex- change Student. Sixteen year old Liam is the son of Keith and Leanne Ober- in of Ellesmere Vale and was chosen bythe Rotary Club of Bendigo be one of their outgoing exchangestudents for 2012. He is a second generation exchange studentin his family, following in his father’s footsteps. Keith Oberinwas an exchange student to South Africa in 1975.Liam left a hot Australian summer to land in Sweden with tem-peratures around minus 20 degrees. He will live with host fami-lies in Anderstorp a town of 6,000 people south west of Stock-holm (the capital). He will travel a short distance to attend highschool in the nearby town of Gislaved. He says he is very excit-ed about the prospect of living in another country for a year andwas looking forward to the experiencing a new culture, pickingup the language, as well as making lots of new friends.So far he has learned some basic Swedish to get him by for thefirst few weeks. Prior to leaving Australia he was in contact withhis first host family via Skype and email.Liam flew out of Melbourne with 15 other Rotary Exchange Stu-dents who will also spend a year in Sweden. These studentsrepresent Rotary Clubs from south eastern Australia and New Zealand. Liam says among the manythings he is looking forward to will be the Eurotour for Exchange Students that will see him travelling tomany European countries in the middle of the year. Having played ice hockey in Bendigo, prior to therink closure, Liam hopes to also renew his love of this sport in Sweden.Upon his return to Australia in a year’s time, Liam, who completed Yr 10 at Weeroona College in 2011,will join his twin sister, Kelsey, at Bendigo Senior Secondary College. He plans to study veterinary sci-ence in the future. 357 – 359 Hargreaves St Bendigo 03 5441 6337GOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 14
  15. 15. India scores a victory in vaccination While Indian cricketers have been struggling against a revitalised Aus- tralian team, back home in India, health authorities have achieved re- markable success. The last 12 months have passed without one single new case of polio being reported.In the early 20th century, polio was one of the most feared of all diseases worldwide. Poliomyelitis, as it is morecorrectly known, is a highly infectious viral disease which can lead to paralysis of the arms, the legs and the dia-phragm - which controls breathing. However, soon after the introduction of effective vaccines in the 1950s and1960s, polio was brought under control and practically eliminated in industrialised countries.Nevertheless, it took somewhat longer to be recognised as a major problem in developing countries. In 1988 whenthe World Health Organization (WHO) Global Polio Eradication Initiative began, polio paralysed more than 1000children every day (nearly half of them in India). Since then, 2.5 billion children have been immunised againstpolio with the involvement and co-operation of 200 countries and 20 million volunteers. Polio eradication has al-so become a major initiative of Rotary International. In Australia, polio is a disease that has been all but forgotten by our community and health professionals; where-as in India, up until the past few years, it has remained a major disaster. Until 1995 India recorded between50,000 and 150,000 new cases of polio each year. In 2009, 14 years into Indias campaign to eradicate polio, thatnumber had fallen to 741; in 2010 it was 42; and last year the only case recorded was that of a two-year-old girlwho fell ill on January 13.This is a massive victory for public health on the sub-continent. Another year polio-free will see India removedfrom the current list of four countries where polio remains endemic.- the other three are Afghanistan, Nigeria andPakistan - however, several countries have had a re-emergence of the disease, often due to the “importation” ofthe poliovirus. Complete eradication of the final 1% of polio is proving a major challenge.The challenge in India was made especially difficult in the overcrowded plains in the north of the country where,according to Simon Denyer writing last week in the Washington Post, illiteracy was rife, malnutrition and diseaserampant, and hygiene and public sanitation terribly inadequate. To make matters worse, rumours spread amongstthe numerous Muslims in the region that vaccination was a Western conspiracy to make their sons impotent andtheir daughters infertile. Respected Indian Muslim scholars eventually convinced the community otherwise - sad-ly, however, these bizarre concerns still seem to exist in parts of the other countries where polio is endemic.To us these fears sound ridiculous, but similarly unfounded, misguided and sometimes mischievous claims aboutpossible side effects of vaccines have unnecessarily alarmed parents and put the lives of thousands of children atrisk, including children in the UK, in the US and in Australia put at risk of injury and death from preventable con-ditions such as measles, diphtheria and whooping cough.The reality is that vaccines have been shown to be one of the most important and effective public health strategiesever implementedWith regard to polio, it has largely disappeared from view in Australia. However, the consequences have certain-ly not gone. Polio survivors form the largest single disability group in the country. There is no cure for polio. Itcan strike at any age, but mainly affects children under five. So, immunisation is essential.Polio vaccination (as with all necessary vaccinations) is included in the National Immunisation Schedule. Checkout the Childhood Immunisation fact card available from the White Hills PharmacyYours in good healthAnn , Mary , Megan and Girls at the White Hills PharmacyGOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 15
  16. 16. CRAFT CORNER Kindly contributed by Glenyce McCrohan Celebrating Hearts How did it get to be February already? At least routine is almost returning with school holidays over and the silly season has come to (or is still coming to) an end. Thinking up a craft for February had to be something to do with Valentine’s Day. I don’t care for the day much. It’s all so tacky and commercial to me. Love should be celebrated any time. The thing I do like about Valentine’s Day is all the heart crafts there are to be made. I decided to make some stamped heart art to celebrate. To make this craft you will need: some grey lead pencils with erasers on the end, a craft knife, stamp pad (or markers to colour onto the eraser tip), black fine liner, card or paper and a picture frame.Start by drawing a heart on the pencil eraser tip and carefully carve it with the craft knife. If you don’t want toput yourself through that danger, then just use the pencil eraser as it is. You probably should draw a heart shapewith very light grey lead onto your card, so you have an outline to work with. I was too impatient to do that.Stamp like crazy into the heart shape, not worrying about loading the stamp with ink all the time. It’s nice tohave different shades. Now, find a quote or a verse that is important to you and write it on the bottom of the card.I used a bible verse for my art. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Add more hearts toyour art if you think it needs it. Now put it in a pretty picture frame and you are done. This idea would be greatfor any occasion or subject. It’s also great for the kid’s art if you are looking for a different way to make pictures.Trivia Answers. 1. Blind carbon copy. 2. The Wallabies. 3. 1956. 4. A Butterfly collector. 5. Jane and MichaelBanks. 6. True. 7. Lambda. 8. Green. 9. The Smurfs. 10. Photography. 11. Thai. 12. Pink Floyd. 13. JudithKrantz. 14. November. 15. Ampersand. 16. James Cameron. 17. On Our Selection. 18. Pink. 19. Sleuth. 20.Mount St. Helens.GOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 16
  17. 17. Trivia Questions. Jokes1. What do the letters BBC stand for? A man walked up to the ticket office at a train sta- 2. Of which Aussie team was Rocky Elsom the tion and asked, “How long will the next train be?”captain? “about 120 cars,” said the agent 3. In what year did T.V. begin in Australia? 4. What is a Lepidopterist? Mother; “ Charlie, you’re soaking wet. Didn’t you 5. What are the names of the children Mary Pop- take your umbrella to school?”pins looks after? Charlie; “Yes, ma’am.” 6. True or False, the summit of Jungfrae was 1st Mother; “Well it didn’t keep you very dry.”conquered in the 19th century? Charlie; “no, ma’am. But it wasn’t the umbrella’s 7. Which letter of the Greek alphabet denotes fault. I fell in the lake.”.wavelength? 8. What color are the stars on the Syrian flag? Morey; “I’ve discovered a quick way to double my 9. Gaugamela is the sworn enemy of what Blue money.” Amy; “How’s that?”creatures? Morey; “I fold it in half.”10. In what branch of the Arts is the term depth offield used? A woman sat down on a park bench beside a little11.Sawasdee comes from which Asian language? girl. “And what’s your name?” she asked.12. Of which Rock Band was Roger Waters a “Irene>” “Irene who?”founding member? “Irene, go to your Room.”13. Who wrote the 1986 novel Ill take Manhattan?14. In the phonetic alphabet what word represents “Mommy is pollution worse in the cities?”the letter N? “I’m afraid so, dear.”15. What is the name of this symbol -&? “Then why don’t they build cities in the country?”16. Who directed the films Avatar & Titanic?17. Aussie Arthur Hooey Davis wrote what classic What are tree main causes of accidental fires?book? Men, women and children.18. By what name is singer Alecia Moore known?19. In which film did Michael Caine star in 1972 & What sound do Hawaiians make when they2007? laugh?20. Which American volcano had a major eruption A low “ha”in 1980? How do barbers finish their work so fast? With shortcuts.GOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 17
  18. 18. FOSTERVILLE GOLD MINE Community Grants ProgramApplications are now open for the current round of Community Grants offered bythe Fosterville Gold Mine Community Grants Program.The aim of the grants is to assist community groups to undertake a wide range of ac-tivities that contribute to the social, educational, recreational and environmental as-pects of local communities. These activities should aim to provide wide communitybenefit and create opportunities for community participation and engagement.The Fosterville Gold Mine is an active and supportive member of the community inwhich it operates. Guidelines and application forms can be obtained from the Fos-terville Gold Mine. Tele: 03 5439 9000 E: Submissions for the current round of funding close 31st March 2012. PRISTINE DRY CLEANERS > 2 HOUR DRYCLEANING > DOONAS / BLANKETS > SHIRT LAUNDRY > BEDSPREADS / CURTAINS > WEDDING GOWNS > TABLE LINEN > SUEDES & LEATHERS > LAUNDRY SERVICE > REPAIRS & ALTERATIONS NOW AT TWO LOCATIONS Pristine Drycleaners (Head Office) Pristine Drycleaner Strath Village 5444 4691 5441 8263 141—161 High St, Bendigo Shop 23, Strath Village Near corner of Don St Shopping Centre If it’s not Pristine, it’s just not clean!GOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 18
  19. 19. Goornong Happenings from the Bendigo Advertiser 1947 Friday September 5th GOORNONG FOOTBALL CLUB ANNUAL BALL.A representative gathering from Bendigo, Elmore, Muskerry, Rochester and Colbinabbin was assembled at thefootballers ball. The committee with Mr. P. Robertson president and Mr.W.Comer secretary, had made splendidarrangements. The ball was artistically decorated with streamers in the clubs colours, maroon and blue, andacross the front of the stage was an original miniature depicting the end of a football oval with goal posts andhand coloured "cutouts" of the various Officials and spectators. Dance music was supplied by Traceys Bendigoorchestra. Mr. Jack Burke was master of ceremonies, and extra dances were supplied by Mr. Jack Burke andMiss Tess Burke.An attraction of the evening was the footballers ballet, composed of Messrs. Kevin, Pat and Les Comer, R.Ringe, R. Greaves and K. Read. Their presentation of a parody song on the personalities and activities of theclub and a ballet dance, caused much amusement. They were compered by Mrs.R.Ringe and accompanied byMiss Mulcair.For the belle of the ball contest the judges were Mrs.L.Gillahan [Goornong], Mrs. A. R. Steele [Elmore] and Mrs.Tracey [Epsom]. Six Finalists were chosen, and danced the "Pride of Erin" and circular waltzes. The winner wasMrs S. D. Whatley, of Goornong, who wore a pastel blue crepe frock with a heart-shaped neck line and shirredbodice with crossed epaulette sleeves and circular skirt. Lace elbow length gloves and pearl bag and camelliaspray.Other finalists frockings were: Miss Joan Hall, Bendigo, Ice Blue taffeta frock with ruching forming the sweetheartneck line and falling in scrolls on a full skirt. Accessories were matching mittens with blue flowers worn in thehair. Miss Ruth McCormick, Bendigo, white crepe frock with off- the- shoulder style, gathered skirt with peplum,carnation in the hair. Miss Doris McKinstry, blue moiré taffeta, heart-shaped neckline, puffed sleeves, full circularskirt gathered onto the bodice buttoned down the back. Miss Maureen Grogan, Elmore, cyclamen hail spotted netover satin, frilled neckline, circular skirt, trimmed with black velvet bows. Miss Margaret Gee [Goornong], whiteorgandie frock with three tiered skirt trimmed with ruching.Mr. P. Robertson presented the following fine trophies donated by club supporters. Tom Comer, best and fairestwith 45 votes; second place going to Kevin Comer, who also received a trophy for the most improved junior; Kel-vin Sayle, second place most improved junior; and Merv. Langhamman. Thanks to the ladies were moved by Mr.Robertson, with special mention to Miss M. Mulcair and Mrs. R. Ringe for training of the ballet. Euchre prize win-ners were Mr. P. Robertson and Mrs. R. S. Tuder. Thursday October 16th 1947. At the final meeting of the Goornong Football Club, Mr. P. Robertson[chairman] congratulated the club on the excellent progress it had made. Starting with no financial carry-over theclub finished with a credit balance of Seventy five pounds [$150]. A presentation was made to Mr.P Robertsonand Mr. W, Comer for their work as president and secretary. Wednesday September 3rd 1947. The committee of the Goornong Infant Welfare Centre held an en-joyable afternoon in the hall to raise funds for the equipment of the centre. There was a good attendance andseven pounds, 5 shillings [approx $15] was the net profit. Miss M. Gee and Mrs. S. Collins won the competitionsand Miss Margaret Gee rendered a solo with Miss M. Mulcair accompanist. Afternoon tea was served. Tuesday February 1st 1947. GOORNONG POST OFFICE BURGLED. Thieves broke into the Goor-nong Post Office early on Monday morning. Forcing an entrance through a front window they ransacked the of-fice after barring the door leading to the private dwelling. hones were broken, but the thieves were unable tobreak the safe. It is thought they were disturbed. Tuesday January 7th 1947. A local cricket match, married versus single, created interest, with a largecrowd of spectators. Scores:- Married men 177 [W. Gee 68 retired, E.K.Kennedy 30 retired. A. Filbey 16 retired],Doug. Oberin 2 for 14. Single men. 149. [ E.J. Kennedy 66, Don Oberin 21] A. Filbey4 for 14, E.K.Kennedy 2 for6.At the fortnightly euchre party and dance run by Bert Kinders band, euchre prize-winnerswere Mr. L Jackson and Miss L. Comer and Mr.F. Collins and Mrs. C. Spiers.The Tennis club held a haphazard tournament on Saturday with a large number of entrants. Prize winners wereD. English and Miss R. Long.GOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 19
  20. 20. Elmore Community Pharmacy …….… for all your medicinal needs A range of Gifts and Toys! Teddy 78-80 Railway Place Elmore Bear & Phone: 5432 6600 Fax: 5432 6599 Friends Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm / Sat 9am-12pm (most) We can deliver free to the Goornong store. Gifts! Please ring us to arrange your prescriptions. Arthur Pappas – Pharmacist /Jess Stokie – Dispensary Technician Aspect Eyewear – New Styles Beautiful Australian Chocolates Value priced quality medication A large range of Coral Colours cosmetics now available. For Men and WomenNeed a service? Think local…. Ph: 5432 6600 (Note: this site also lists Goornong, Rushworth and Colbinabbin businesses)GOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 20
  21. 21. G o o r n o n g R u r a l f i r e b r i g a d e . Fo r f i r e e m e r g e n c y d i a l 0 0 0 Vo l u n t a r y D o n a t i o n sThe brigade would like to express its sincere thanks to the community members who recently donated money tothe brigade. We would also like to acknowledge the Goornong Post Office for supporting the brigade with themail out. A notice was sent to residents in November 2011 requesting donations. It has been our practice everytwo years to seek donations from district residents and landholders. These funds will assist the brigade inmaintenance and repairs of existing equipment and in purchasing new items, which will enhance the brigade’scapability.If you did not receive a notice (our mailing list does not have new residents) and you would like to donate, pleasemail donations to the Secretary/Treasurer, Felicity Nicholls, at the address below or left at the Goornong Post Of-fice or Bob Hall’s General Store. Receipts will be issued (please ensure that your name and address is attachedto your donation) as donations are tax deductible. Support for your Rural Volunteer Fire Brigade is vital. Tu r n o u t R e p o r tThe brigade has been very busy turning out to many fires, some quite large in size. Since the start of December2011 we have responded to 9 incidents. Some of these fires have required our volunteers to be present for alarge part of the day and sometimes going out both days of the weekend. The crew work in very hot conditions,often in very difficult terrain and carrying out hard physical work. In this period there have been a total of 67 per-sonnel responses (multiple trips by some crew,) leaving the station for various incidents. G r a s s f i r e s t h i s s e a s o nMany of our turnouts have been to grassfires. Due to favourable growing conditions across Victoria there is anabove average risk for grassfires this fire season. Grassfires should not be underestimated – they can be ex-tremely dangerous, burning at 15-20km/h or more. Grassfires can be started accidently when using machinerysuch as chainsaws, lawnmowers, tractors and welders over summer. Most losses, including loss of life, occurafter a wind change in a grass fire. F i r e R e a d y C FA S m a r t p h o n e A p p l i c a t i o nThe CFA mobile website and CFA FireReady Smartphone application allow you to easily access timely and ac-curate information on just about any mobile device with internet access. This comprehensive application putsCFA and Department of Sustainability & Environment (DSE) bushfire information at your fingertips, enabling ac-cess to up-to-date bushfire warnings and advice when youre out and about. Visit this URL in your phonesbrowser: I t ’s n o t t o o l a t e t o m a k e a F i r e P l a n o r t o g e t a d v i c eFirePlans can be made using the Fire Ready Kit which is available from the Goornong RFB or you can accessthe internet version at You can also use the Home Bushfire Advice Service. Fire SafetyOfficers deliver one-on-one free advice at individual properties. The visit usually takes one hour and the officerwill talk with residents about bushfire planning and vegetation management, and can suggest options for homemaintenance and improvements. Online booking at the CFA web site or call the Victorian Bushfire InformationLine on 1800 240 667. Remember – Being Fire Ready may save your property and more importantly, save your life. VISIT US AT For more information, please contact Goornong Rural Fire Brigade Captain: Tim Mc Crohan (0459) 533 163 Encourages diversity, team Or work and a family atmosphere. Secretary: Felicity Nicholls on 5432 2450 It involves itself in 1601 Epsom-Barnadown Road, Goornong, 3557 community projects. Visit our web site at It has a broad age group and new members are most wel-GOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 21
  22. 22. “We would like to see as many groups as possible come MEDIA forward and nominate sites that they and members of the RELEASES public can clean up,” he said. Cr Sandner said Clean Up Australia Day is an important annual event and there are three ways people can partici- Enjoy “Midnight in Paris” at pate in this years Clean Up Australia Day campaign. Heathcote Cinema in the Parks “They can get involved in the Business Clean Up Day on Tuesday February 28, the Schools Clean Up Day on FridayThe City of Greater Bendigo’s Summer in the Parks Pro- March 2 or the actual Clean Up Australia Day on Sundaygram will kick off its Cinema in the Parks series with a March 4.screening of ‘Midnight in Paris’ at Heathcote’s Barrack Re- “Clean Up Australia Day is a simple way to clean up, fix upserve at 9pm on Saturday February 4, 2012. and conserve our greatest resource – Greater Bendigo.Each Saturday evening in February community members are “It’s the perfect opportunity for everyone to come togeth-invited to attend free outdoor cinema screenings in a beau- er and help clean up our local parks and waterways” saidtiful parkland setting in and around Bendigo Cr Sandner.Other Cinema in the Parks events set to take place in Feb- Registrations are now open to join Team Clean Up inruary include ‘The Zookeeper’ which will screen at the Ben- 2012. To register go to:digo Botanic Gardens at 9pm on Saturday February 11, ‘Puss or call 1800 CUAin Boots’ at the Maiden Gully Recreation Reserve on Satur- DAY (1800 282 329) or contact Anthony Sheean at theday February 18 and ‘The Adventures of Tintin’at the City of Greater Bendigofor assistance with site approvalsElmore Events Centre at 7.30pm on Saturday February 25, and rubbish collection.2011. PUBLIC INVITED TO RESPECT AND GENDERThe Cinema in the Parks series is offered free of charge and EQUALITY FORUM AND WORKSHOPresidents are invited to pack a picnic and bring along acomfy chair or blanket to enjoy these terrific movies. The City of Greater Bendigo is inviting interested members of the public to attend an “Achieving Respect and GenderAt Heathcote the Lions Club will have a barbecue and oth- Equality” forum and workshop to be held on Wednesdayer refreshments available for purchase on the evening. February 22, 2012 at the Capital Theatre, View Street Ben- digo.A full Summer in the Parks program can be found online or you can collect a copy of the City of Greater Bendigo Director of Planning and Develop-program from the Bendigo Visitor Information Centre in ment Prue Mansfield said the aim of the forum and work-Pall Mall. You can also access information about Summer in shop is to bring people together to work on ways to buildthe Parks via Facebook – Summer in the Parks 2011/2012. respect and gender equality at both a state and local level.In the event of wet weather this weekend’s screening of “Some of the themes that will be explored on the day in-‘Midnight in Paris’ will be relocated to the RSL Hall situated clude preventing violence against women in the home andat 127 High St Heathcote workplace, elder abuse and community safety in the street. HELP WANTED TO “Local Government plays an important role in contributing CLEAN UP GREATER BENDIGO to violence prevention in the community by working with a range of stakeholders to promote community safety andThe City of Greater Bendigo wants to hear from local healthy living. The community’s desire for the City ofgroups interested in registering a site they would like to Greater Bendigo to take action relating to violence preven-clean up on Clean Up Australia Day which will take place on tion is reinforced in the Greater Bendigo 2036 CommunitySunday March 4, 2012. Plan and Council Plan 2009-2013 (updated 2011),” said MsCity of Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Alec Sandner said this Mansfield.years theme is be a good sport and join the team to CleanUp Australia Day. She said a line up of speakers from the Office of Women’s“I am encouraging community groups, schools, businesses Policy, Women’s Health Victoria, City of Maribyrnong,and sporting groups and teams to do their bit toward pro- White Community Health Services and Salvation Army willtecting their local environment by registering a clean up a address the forum on a range of as part of this years Clean Up Australia Day campaign.“This year we want local groups to think of the places that “The City of Greater Bendigo is currently developing a Vi-are important to them such as their local park, sporting olence Prevention Plan and the information gathered at thefields, waterways, walking tracks and bike ways – and pull forum will be used to inform the plan.together their own team to join Team Clean Up. “We hope to find out the answers to a number of ques-GOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 22
  23. 23. tions such as what are the key issues and opportunities interms of violence prevention for Greater Bendigo, what aresome actions that could be undertaken to prevent violenceand who can we partner with to achieve these actions.“I would like encourage anyone with an interest in achievingrespect and gender equality to attend this free forum andworkshop,” said Ms Mansfield.The Hon Damian Drum will open the free forum and work-shop. Anyone interested in attending can download a regis-tration form from the webpage or byemailing For further in- Elmoreformation or questions please contact Romina Lougoon on5434 6079. Meats, Fruit & Veg LOCAL FOOD BUSINESS PROSECUTEDThe City of Greater Bendigo’s Environmental Health and Lo- 48 Railway Pl,cal Laws Unit has successfully prosecuted a local Bendigofood business for breaches of the Food Act 1984 and Food ElmoreStandards Code.The proprietor of the business pleaded guilty to all 39 charg-es and the Magistrate handed down a conviction and a penal- 03 5432 6350ty of $17,500. 0400 678 807City of Greater Bendigo Manager of Environmental Healthand Local Laws Susannah Milne said breaches were discov-ered following an inspection of the premises by Council’sEnvironmental Health officers.“The breaches included, trading without a registration, un-cleanliness and food storage and maintenance issues,” said MsMilne.She said it’s important for all local businesses to know thatthey will be routinely inspected by Council’s EnvironmentalHealth Officers.“When our Environmental Health Officers discover premisesthat are in breach of the food act they work closely with thebusiness to have the breach rectified and to ensure the healthand safety of the public.“If compliance is not achieved then appropriate enforcementaction is initiated. In cases where there is an immediate riskto public health, officers will move straight to enforcement oreven closure of the premises,” said Ms Milne.If any food business has any queries about compliance withthe Food Act they should contact the City of Greater Ben-digo’s Environmental Health Officers on 54346333. For more press releases Visit their website GUIDE ~ February 2012 23
  24. 24. Puppies Ready to go in five weeks. Kelpie, Heeler, Collie cross puppies for sale $100Both parents can be viewed and were selected for their temperament and trainability. Ph: 0417 363 710 Elmore cubs & scouts We are a very small but active Group in Elmore. Liz Dow has resigned as Scout Leader and the scout section is in recess. We are urgently in need of a person to take on the role of Scout Leader for 2012.There are prospective scouts if a leader can be found. We have out grown building and are a very well equipped Group. Christine McCormick is our Cub Leader assisted by Cameron and Erin Edwards. There is a need for someone to train with our capable Leader Christine to provide continuity for the future of the local Group. Elmore is one of Victoria’s oldest Scout Groups having continued, with a few interruptions since 1916. Cubs meet on Monday nights from 4.15pm to 5.30 pm. Please contact Group Leader Christina Lonsdale for further information. Phone 5432 6387GOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 24
  25. 25. White Hills Amcal Pharmacy Serving your community for 30 years **Friendly service and advice you can depend on** **The pharmacists are available to speak with you throughout the day** Helping you maintain good health Ann Howe, Mary Boromeo, Megan Sellars – Pharmacists 499 Napier Street, White Hills, 3550 - Ph: 5442 4244 Fax: 5443 9000 ***Diabetes Australia Sub-Agent*** Tattslotto and Intralot available. Septic tanks cleaned Servicing Goornong and surrounding areas. 7 days a weekGOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 25
  26. 26.  PRACTICE MANAGER Kathy Tuohey  RECEPTION STAFF Pam Oliver Pauline Keath Mary McIntyre Rohan JennerDR ADEL ASAID DR JOSEPHINE SALAZAR Ceri SandsMBBCH, AMC, FRACGP MBBS  PRACTICE NURSESDR INOKE BUADROMO DR POATE RADREKUSA Leanne HolmbergMBBS, FRACGP MBBS, FRACGP Claire Coates DR PATRICK NZEGWU (Elmore’s Resident Doctor) MBBS  OTHER SERVICES OFFERED Psychologist, Practice Nurse, Community Health Nurse, Podiatrist, Dietitian, Maternal and Child Health, Hear- ing Screening, Meals on Wheels, Planned Activity Group, Men in Sheds, Bill Wilkinson-Optometrist, Holter Monitoring Diabetes Education Respiratory Education Minor Surgeries Planned Activity Group (Incorporating “The Shed” Mens Program) Venue - Christine Cumming Activity Centre, Elmore Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (Co-ordinator: Judy Ryan - 9am to 4pm) Walking Group Tuesdays 9am—10am, Thursdays 9am—10am Strength Training Venue - Christine Cumming Activity Centre, Elmore Tuesdays 10:30am—11:30am, Thursdays 10:30am—11:30am (Facilitator: Sandra Holmberg) Kathy Tuohey - Practice Manager / Site Coordinator Elmore Medical Practice (Elmore Primary Health Services)GOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 26
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  28. 28. GOORNONG POST OFFICE Open Mon—Fri: 9.00am - 5.00pm Saturday: 9.00am - 12.00am For all your Postal, Bill paying and Banking needs Try our Book Exchange. We have an extensive Giftware Range and offer FREE gift wrapping CONTACT Cheryl O’ Brien 5432 2295 TRENCHES, FOOTINGS , POSTHOLES,RIPPING &LEVELING PICKET, PALING & COLOURBOND FENCES DINGO MINI DIGGER ELECTRONIC WATER LEAK DETECTIONS LOCATION AND TRACING FOR ALL:  DOMESTIC WATER PIPES  SEPTIC TANKS & PIPES  STORMWATER &SEWER DRAINS  POWER CABLES  TELEPHONE DATAS CABLES  POOL & SPA LEAKS Kel O’Brien Ph:03 5432 2295 or 0418 700 554GOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 28
  29. 29. Flowers for all occasions Teddy Bears, Balloons, Chocolates, Life like plants Phone Carol and her friendly staff Free delivery to Goornong Monday - Friday after 6pm Cylinder AGENT Dealer A&A DILLON OLD MURRAY ROAD GOORNONG Phone: 5432 2248 45KG EXCHANGE BOTTLES 9KG BBQ EXCHANGE REFILL BBQ AND FORKLIFT BOTTLES 6 MONTHS FREE RENTAL ON 45KG BOTTLES VERY GOOD RATESGOORNONG GUIDE ~ February 2012 29
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