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AUGUST 13, 1992: The Left-Handers Club (that would
be cacky-handers for we right-handers) launched
“International Left-Handers Day”.
with Louise Michael
COMMUNIT Y NEWSBITES AND WHISPERS FROM AROUND THE REGION
‘Cacky’ crew score in smart arts
N OWEN teenager, Jake
Harkness, is a bit of a whiz in lots
of things, just like his look-a-
like, actor Matthew Lewis, bet-
ter known as our hero, wizard
Neville Longbottom, from the
Harry Potter movies.
SPEAKING of left handers, (as at
the top of the page,) did you know,
according to scientific reports, about
10 per cent of people are left-handed?
This rate has been fairly stable
for generations, dating back even to
cave man times.
Despite numerous scientific stud-
ies, no-one can really explain why
humans are the only species with
Geniuses are more likely to be
left-handed – apparently. And with
famous names like Albert Einstein,
Bill Gates and Leonardo da Vinci
being lefties, maybe that statement
could have some merit!
I’m sure lefties (including one of
my children) would agree with that
statement, but surprisingly, as I’m
surrounded by (comic) geniuses at
the Producer, no-one here is a leftie!
Some say it depends what happens
in-utero, depending on what thumb
is sucked or what hand is held to the
face while in the womb, while oth-
ers say it depends on the amount of
According to Google scientific
sites (because, you may be surprised
by the fact I’m not a neurologist)
while the body is symmetrical in
many ways, the human brain has
two hemispheres – one
on the left and one on
The right hemi-
sphere controls move-
ment on the left side
of your body, and vice
Creative and arty
thoughts occur mostly
on the right hand side of the brain,
so many people believe if you’re left
handed, you’ll be more “artistic”.
However, it’s not that simple, as
when you think, both sides of your
brain work together.
Sometimes being a leftie can
be hereditary, but not always. So
maybe it’s just the luck of the draw!
Here’s some other famous, and
locally famous, lefties: Rafael
Nadal, Nicole Kidman, Angelina
Jolie, Jerry Seinfeld (at left), Paul
McCartney, Prince William, Barack
Obama, Joy Ryan, Chris Curnow,
Leonie McRostie, Jarrad Thiele, Bart
Simpson and Kermit the Frog!
N FOLLOWING its recent AGM,
where office bearers have remained
the same, Blyth CWA announced the
year’s competition results.
Single bloom : First Marcia Rob-
erts 16 points; Second Anna Eime
14 points. Multiple bloom: First 1st
Anna Eime 20 points; Second Marcia
Roberts 15 points. Competition: First
Effie Williams; Second Winsome
BLYTH CWAladies and
other friends ventured to
Marcia Roberts’ home on
July 24, to help Marcia
celebrate her 99th birth-
day. Everyone enjoyed
the beautiful treats for
afternoon tea, whipped up
by our super chef, Marcia.
We can’t wait to see what
she will whip up next year
for her centenary!
Pictured are: Marlene
Pratt, Marcia’s son Neville
Roberts, Jeff Pratt, Jan
Roberts, Marcia, Winsome
Mugge and Dorothy Eck-
N DID you know Tarlee used to
have a golf course, and in two dif-
The first was on Shannon Creek
road, surrounding the cemetery.
It was later shifted to Merrindie
Farm, three miles west of Giles
Corner, which was owned then by
Mr Bert Kelly and family, and now
owned by David Laws.
While he doesn’t own the land
now, Bert’s son, Tony, can’t ever re-
member the golf course being there!
And why was it moved?
Newspaper reports from the
1930s state it was due to the “pros-
pects of wheat prices.”
Club members collected all the
slag from the scrapes, and put it in
a pile on the roadside until a new
course was obtained.
One of the members, handyman
Mr Beswick, though he’d whip up
a new clubhouse (actually an out-
house!) which he did, and it was
carted out to the new course.
Mr Beswick was asked to “open”
the clubhouse, which he duly did,
although he came out a bit “flushed!”
A dam, made by Kym, another
of Bert’s sons, now sits where the
golf course was.
N RSL is holding a service on
Monday, August 18 at 11am for
Vietnam Veterans Day. Everyone
welcome to attend. Following the
service, refreshments will be avail-
able in the club rooms.
N MARK your diaries for “Ga-
rage Sales Day,”
coming up on
Sunday, September 14 and everyone
is invited to get in on the action. For
stall bookings and enquiries, phone
Anne on 8846 2260.
N If you’d like
to enjoy a hot cuppa
and some fellow-
ship, go along to the
Lutheran church on
Tuesday, August 19
at 10am. Everyone
N After 32 years of continu-
ous service, well known local,
Mary Roberts (pictured right),
has finally called it quits on the
Owen Hall committee.
Mary was acknowledged for
her wonderful contribution at the
AGM last Monday night, and
presented with some flowers by
Another local, Helen Hock-
ing, also retired from the com-
mittee after 16 years, and left
the committee with a parting
gift of two jugs. Apparently the
committee never has big enough
jugs - milk jugs, that is! Well done
and thankyou, ladies.
Marcia turns 99
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