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LIFESTYLE Your Page
Plains Producer, Thursday April 4, 2013
DID YOU KNOW? – Ancient Romans used swallows to send messages to each other.
n It’s time for a female!
No balding or grey hairs for
Balaklava’s master chef, Jenny
McArdle (nee Roberts), who has
hardly changed over the years.
Fire victims say thanks
As time goes by
Diamonds are forever!
Congratulations to Bob and Laurel
Barr, who celebrated their diamond (60th)
wedding anniversary on March 14.
They had a wonderful lunch on March
17 with family and friends.
All surviving members of their bridal
party also attended, including best man,
Alick Barr, and flowergirls, Kathy and
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend but
did Laurel get given diamonds?
Alas no, but instead, the couple re-
ceived a second honeymoon holiday,
courtesy of their three children.
The couple will head off to Erskine
House at Lorne in Victoria, the destina-
tion of their first honeymoon.
How romantic. (Good idea, Andrew!)
The couple also received many con-
gratulatory wishes from, amongst others,
the Queen, Quentin Bryce, Tony Abbott
and Julia Gillard. Very impressive.
• Pictured with Bob and Laurel, are
their children, the very romanticAndrew,
Gaye Kuerschner and Sue Pratt.
Still ‘fab’ after 50
Born and bred locals,
Des and Karleen Brooks,
celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary on March 16.
They held their reception
50 years ago in the institute,
so decided they should have
a little re-enactment for their
The group was smaller this
time, but Des, Karleen, their
whole original bridal party,
including their flowergirl,
(pictured), family and some
friends, attended a dinner in
the institute supper room.
The pair had their wed-
ding dress, suit, and going
away outfits complete with
accessories, all on display,
but Karleen said the wedding
dress has shrunk!
The bridal couple even
had a cake and a little smooch
when guests clunked their
Congratulations to you
find Louise on
with Louise MichaeL
WE all remember the bushfires in
Victoria in 2009, and the efforts by
our locals in providing support, goods
and funds through the Adopt-a-Town
Funds of $3300 raised through
Recycling For Callignee (RFC) cam-
paign (remember Can the Man?) were
used to help construct a Men’s Shed at
After four years of recovery, the
shed was officially opened on March 24
and locals were very excited to finally
see the finished product.
Two bays of the shed will be used
as a Men’s Shed, with other areas used
as a community house/neighbourhood
centre, machinery shed, and a tool
Owen’s Joy Woodroofe, who was
the instigator of the Adopt-a-Town
project,was contacted by the Traralgon
South community recently with news
of the opening and details of a special
“Through the generosity of our
locals, we sent 80 handmade quilts, a
truckload of hay, and 12 huge bags of
beanies and scarves and rugs to Cal-
lignee,” said Joy.
“Almost $3000 was raised from a
Bushfire Variety concert in 2009, and
Loose Change for Callignee raised
$1000 used to give the children of
Callignee a Christmas function.”
Joy said the residents of Traralgon
South and districts wanted to offer “a
huge thankyou” to everyone in our
district who helped their community
get back on its feet.
Listed on the acknowledgements
board are Adopt-a -Town SA, and
Wakefield Regional Council (which
represented our local donor com-
Lochiel Progress Association was
also acknowledged on the board. Nice
to hear how our fundraising is used!
Wedding party as they are now, left to right: Ken Fyfe, Vivian Ireland (nee Harvey),
Judith Bailey (nee Gregory), Des and Karleen (nee Branson) Brooks, Mollie Leighton
(nee Teakle), Stuart Williams, Kelvin Branson and Julie Bruce (flower girl).
LOCAL bowlers are holding their club breakup on
Saturday night, with a “mornay or casserole” night.
It is rumoured Bazz Harkness and Ian Freebairn have
turned into master chefs, and will be trying out some
new creations for dinner, so make sure you go along.
• Tickets are on sale now for Owen Community
Theatre Group’s production of Hampstead Hall.
The show has adult only themes, so no kids’ ticket
prices are available. Phone Ann after 6pm on 8528 6182
for bookings, or buy your tickets at the primary school.
Proceeds will go to Owen CFS.
• Speaking of CFS, the volunteers are still looking for
more helpers. The group recently welcomed three new
members, but would love to see some more new faces.
Phone Jim on 0409 099 505 if you can help in any way.
A new branch of Lions club is being set up at Angle
Vale, and they would love to have some new members.
An information night will be held on April 9 at the
Primary School at 7pm. Come along to find out what
Lions members do for their communities.
NO KIDDING! – They say
you lose your memory when you
are pregnant and have children.
That seems to be the case for
one local lady, who is pregnant
with her third child.
After shopping the other day,
she packed in her groceries,
secured her two boys in their car
seats, and drove off. Her mother
was walking along the street and
saw a pram about to be put in the
front window of the chemist. She
thought, “that looks familiar.”
Sure enough, it belonged to
her daughter. The scary part is, it
wasn’t the first time she’d done it.
Last time she found the pram in
the front window of the butcher’s
shop! (Now you know where the
term “little boys” comes from!)
No, it’s OK really, neither
of the children were still IN the
pram, but there’s always next
both, and to all locals who
have celebrated wedding
milestones lately – as you
will see, right.
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