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6 Are you sitting on your free test kit? If you have an unused bowel screening home test kit sitting around at home, you are not alone. In fact, fewer than 4 in 10 people who receive the free test in the mail from the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program are doing it and sending it on for testing. Why is it important to do the test? Bowel Cancer is one of the most common cancers in Australia - around 400 Gold Coast residents are diagnosed each year. It is also one of the most treatable cancers if it is found early. Bowel cancers found through screening are usually less advanced and are more treatable than cancers found at a later stage, often after symptoms appear. How does the test work? The bowel screening test looks for tiny, trace amounts of blood in a person’s poo, which may be a sign of changes in the bowel. If blood is found in either of the test samples, the next step is usually a diagnostic test, such as a colonoscopy, to check the bowel for any abnormalities. Most people who have blood detected in their samples will not have bowel cancer, but many will have small growths in their bowel called polyps. If polyps are found during a colonoscopy they are usually removed, which prevents them from potentially turning into a cancer at a later stage. Are the tests suitable for everyone? Bowel screening tests are intended for healthy people who have no obvious symptoms (such as bleeding from the bowel, persistent changes in toilet habits, unexplained tiredness or weight loss and abdominal pain). Anyone with bowel symptoms should discuss them with their doctor as soon as possible and not wait for a screening test. How do I get a bowel screening test? The home test kits are automatically mailed to eligible people aged 50-74. They are sent to the postal address registered with Medicare or DVA, so it’s important to keep this address up to date. The tests do have a shelf life, and an expiry date can be found on the back of the kit. If a test has expired, was thrown away, is damaged or never arrived, a free replacement test can be requested online or by phoning 1800 627 701. For more information about the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, visit health.gov.au/nbcsp See advert back cover Bowel cancer screening does the heavy lifting for Tony For most people, the weekends fly by too fast. But for 60-year-old Currumbin former crane operator Tony McCormack and wife Tanya, one February weekend last year could not have dragged any slower. Tony had just been diagnosed with bowel cancer, after completing a free bowel screening test that was sent to him in the mail. “I had a gut feeling for a little while that something wasn’t right with Tony, but I couldn’t put my finger on it,” Tanya said. “For years I tried to get him to do the bowel cancer screening test that gets mailed to everyone over 50, and he just wouldn’t. But when a kit arrived on his 58th birthday I said ‘Right, Happy Birthday. You’re doing it’,” she said. This not-so-subtle shove from his bride of 20 years could well have saved Tony’s life. “After the test detected blood in my faeces, I went to my GP who referred me to a colorectal surgeon who performed a colonoscopy at Tugun’s John Flynn Hospital,” Tony said. “It revealed bowel cancer at the base of the colon. And as it always seems to be with these things, the diagnosis was delivered on a Friday afternoon and we had to wait until Monday to learn what was next, so there wasn’t much small talk at home that weekend. We were numb and just trying to absorb it all,” he said. Thankfully for the couple, things were about to start moving quickly in the right direction. “Nine months of intensive chemotherapy and radiation started in March last year, pretty well straight after the colonoscopy,” Tony said. “Every fortnight on a Monday the chemo went all day, which gave me plenty of time to think about what would have happened if I had skipped the bowel screening again. The early detection gave the doctors the chance to stop it in its tracks without surgery and today I’m clinically clear and improving all the time,” he said. Tony has also discovered a few things about himself that seem at odds with his knockabout persona. “I’ve discovered my own mortality and I have empathy these days, something I never really had before. I always thought if blokes said they were sick, they were bunging it on, and I didn’t empathise at all with them; it’s just the way I was brought up. The whole experience has brought about a massive change of mindset and recognition of the importance of a support network around me. The chemotherapy and radiation did its job, but it has been the support of Tanya and my two teenage boys, my friends down at my old gym and my former workmates; that has really helped me enormously,” he said. Tony has a simple message for anyone who is sent a bowel test in the mail. “My advice is do the test and if you don’t do it for yourself, do it for your family; it literally takes five minutes and it’s free, so why wouldn’t you? “And if you get the same sort of letter back that I did, it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world, because it wasn’t for me,” he said. According to the Cancer Council, bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers in Australia and the second highest cause of cancer death. Each year around 400 Gold Coast residents are diagnosed with the disease. If found early, almost all bowel cancers can be successfully treated, yet current national screening participation rates are sitting at about 40 per cent. People wanting further information on the Australian Government National Bowel Screening Program can visit www.health.gov.au/nbcsp

7 Celebrating 20 years: The Doyles Art Award and Exhibition Celebrating its landmark 20th annual event, The Doyles Art Award and Exhibition is back for 2024, offering people the perfect opportunity to own original art. Running from 27 June to 7 July and featuring over 400 artworks on display with a prize pool of $30,000 across several categories, The Doyles is considered a significant award in the art calendar and event in the community. Event Director Sam Sinner says the annual exhibition has become an iconic event on Australia’s art and culture calendar, providing art enthusiasts and the local community to discover original art from new and established artists. “The Doyles creates a remarkable and limited occasion for people to directly connect with talented artists and acquire original artworks that are truly captivating,” says Ms Sinner. “Visiting the exhibition is not only a chance to appreciate the incredible creativity on display, but also a unique opportunity to support artists and bring home a piece of art that holds personal meaning and beauty.” Named after famous Australian artist d’Arcy William Doyle, the prestigious award is the Gold Coast’s longest running painting prize and carries a prize pool of $30,000 across its three competition categories – Landscape, Figurative and Still Life. With the exhibition running from 27 June to 7 July, Ms Sinner says over 400 artworks are expected to be on display come opening night. “The Doyles Art Award offers a unique opportunity for artists residing in Australia to showcase their work, gain recognition for their talent and engage with a broader audience,” says Ms Sinner. “The organising team behind the event has established an outstanding reputation for promoting new and emerging artists and last year we delivered over $70,000 back into the arts community through prizes and sales. “Winners have found it to be a valuable stepping stone in their careers, with several artists being represented in galleries as a result of their exposure through The Doyles. “We also offer the opportunity for collectors of fine art to purchase artworks from local and national artists across the duration of the exhibition.” Originally established in 2004 by dedicated volunteers, The Doyles Art Award is held in Firth Park Community Centre, Somerset Drive in Mudgeeraba and runs from 27 June to 7 July 2024. The judging panel will include HOTA Director of Gallery and Visual Arts Susi Muddiman OAM, Director of SWELL Sculpture Festival Natasha Edwards and professional artist Hobie Porter. The Doyles Art Award has attracted a number of high-caliber sponsors which have been instrumental in the increase in prize money including Bond University, Attwood Marshall Lawyers, SkyRidge Living, Left Bank Art Group, Wings Real Estate, A Gentle Touch Funerals and The Hive Art Gallery. For further details, visit https://thedoylesaward.com.au Tickets available 5532 2096 www.gclt.com.au 21A Scarborough St, Southport The tribal rock musical The tribal rock musical follows a young group of hippies fighting the establishment, dodging the drafts, getting high, living and loving in New York City. In the world around them, the Vietnam War is raging, and the Age of Aquarius is dawning. Claude and his tribe of friends struggle to balance the demands of the harsh and violent world with their dream of a more beautiful and peaceful world. 29 Jun – 20 Jul, 2024 Bookings: www.javeenbah.org.au Phone 0417 004 466 • Email info@javeenbah.org.au CNR STEVENS & FERRY STREETS, NERANG

8 WE HAVE 2 X $50 GIFT CARDS TO GIVE AWAY! WIN A $50 GIFT CARD (Coles Supermarkets, Coles Central, Coles Express, Myer, including Myer.com.au, Target, Kmart, Officeworks, Liquorland, Vintage Cellars and First Choice Liquor.) Simply complete the Crossword and/or the Sudoku puzzle and post to JUNE CROSSWORD COMPETITION or JUNE SUDOKU COMPETITION PO Box 3302, Burleigh Town City Q. 4220 Write your name and address on the back of an envelope. First correct crossword and first correct sudoku entry drawn will win. Entries close 10.07.2024 Winner notified by post. SU DO KU Instructions: The numbers 1 to 9 must appear in each row, column and 3 x 3 box. Numbers can not be duplicated. No. 183 5 1 4 7 5 9 1 2 3 1 7 5 4 3 4 6 5 1 3 9 2 Answer next month CROSSWORD 183 by Mona Elliott ACROSS 1. SEEM 8. CONTENDED 9. THREE LEGGED STAND 10. ENDOWER 11. FRUIT 12. MOLTEN ROCK 13. UTILIZING 16. PART OF THE BODY 19. GARNER 21. RETALIATE 22. LENGTHY 23. LIVES 24. PUNISH 25. CEASE DOWN 2. GATES 3. DEFINE 4. PART OF A CIRCLE 5. DIVERS 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 20 21 23 1 8 10 14 19 22 24 25 6. POST 7. ORATION 13. DISHEVELLED 14. TRICE 15. PARTICLE 17. FUTILE 18. TITTERS 20. CUSHIONED Answer next month f a u a g d s r e WordWheel 53 The goal of a word wheel puzzle is to create as many words possible with the letters in the word wheel. You can only use each letter once and every word must have the letter in the centre of the wheel. Answers P 11 1. In which Australian state did Cooper’s beer have its origins? 2. Australian breakfast staple Vegemite is known for its salty taste and high levels, of which vitamin? 3. Who is considered having founded the Australia beer industry opening the first commercial brewery in 1798? 4. Which meat will you find in a Chiko Roll? 5. The Lamington is considered Australia’s national cake, where in Australia was it first served? 6. What is the Aussie slang term, a sausage served on a slice of bread at an election? 7. Which nut is native to Australia and mainly found in Northern NSW and Queensland? 8. What is the name of the famous Australian biscuit created for WW1 troops as its ingredients did not easily spoil? 9. Popular at School fetes and country fairs, childhood favourite, Honey Joys are made from which breakfast cereal? 10. Australia’s most famous biscuit, the Tim Tam first hit the shelves in which decade? 11. “It’s moments like these… ” is a catchphrase for which Australian confectionary? source: www.australiayourway.com Aussie Food Quiz Answers P. 11

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PET OF THE MONTH VOLUNTEERS WANTED for Homecrafts and Arts Pavilion at this year’s GOLD COAST SHOW - 30, 31 August & 1 Sept 2024 at Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport VOLUNTEERS will be rostered over the week August 26th – September 2nd Homecrafts: Apiculture, Baking & Cooking, Cake Decorating, Crochet, Hand Embroidery, Hand Knitting, Horticulture, Lace, Machine Sewing, Miscellaneous Crafts, Seniors, Papercrafts, Scrapbooking, Spinning, Weaving & Felting and Toys Visual Arts: Art Ability, Painting, Indigenous Australian Art, Drawing, Facilities, Art in Bark, Miniature Art, Porcelain Art, Ceramics, Pottery, Sculpture, Photography and Youth Arts classes No experience necessary. Please contact: Homecrafts: Angela Johnston 0408 188 721 Visual Arts: Margaret Leet 0407 678 411 Gold Coast Show Office 5504 5587 artsandcrafts@goldcoastshow.com.au GOLD COAST WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION supports and encourages writers from all genres, age groups, and levels of experience, to grow, learn, and excel in their craft. Our events and workshops offer the opportunity to connect and share with like-minded people in a relaxed environment. We welcome writers and readers to network, engage, share learning experiences, and connect with a wider audience on the third Saturday of each month between 12-3pm. E: gcwa. publicitycoordinator@gmail.com | www. goldcoastwriters.org BEGINNER LESSONS AT GOLD COAST BRIDGE CLUB - 9am – 11am. Mon 15th July-19th Aug, Wed 9th Oct-13th Nov. Enquiries or to enrol contact: dot. piddington@bigpond.com or call Dot on 0418 887 806. 2883 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise. DEMENTIA FRIENDS- Our group is for carers and the person they are caring for with dementia. Join the group once a month for refreshments and activities and for sharing information, conversation and laughter. Phone Ann on 0448260980 or Judy on 0408081441. DRAGONBOAT PADDLING - Calling all over-40s looking for a thrilling team sport experience! Dive into the adrenaline rush of dragon boating with our Nerang based Club, Broadwater Dragons (Arthur Earle Park). Join us for our ‘Come and Try’ days on the first Saturday morning of the members are warmly welcome, you do not have to be a MEMBER to attend, visit our web site www.mrrsl.org.au or call Darren 0400 601 565. GOLD COAST DISTRICT ORCHID SOCIETY meets on the last Sunday of every month (excl. December) from 1:30pm till 4:00pm/5:00pm at the Nerang Senior Citizens Hall, Cnr. Ferry St. and Mylor St. Nerang. Orchid benching display, also a sales table is available for orchid purchases. Visitors welcome, $3 hall hire fee pp. Enquiries Ph 0487648307, email GCOS22@ outlook.com THE HINTERLAND COMMUNITY BAND - Mudgeeraba. If you play an instrument and are interested in playing in a concert band, please contact us. We are seeking- all woodwinds, brass, and percussion players, all ages from teens to retirees. We rehearse every Thursday evening between 6-30 and 8-30, and we perform several concerts each year. Hall Hire- our hall and tearoom is also available for hire to other community groups at very reasonable rates. Contact Michael on 0414 323 997. GOLD COAST CARAVAN CLUB - Prospective new members are invited to attend three rallies as a Visitor, after which they may proceed with their “Application for Membership”. We hold 11 rallies each year at various locations within approx. 200km from Gold Coast. To become a member, you must own an R.V. and be over 18 years of age. Current membership is made up of mostly mature couples who enjoy travelling our country and seeing different places. Secretary, Estelle James Email: goldcoastcaravanclub@gmail.com - Ph 0409 632 085. MUDGEERABA PROBUS CLUB meets every first and third Tuesday of the month at the Community Centre, Firth Park, Mudgeeraba. First Tuesday is an outing and the third Tuesday is a meeting with a guest speaker. Paul, President, telephone 0412834134. VINNIES ASHMORE CITY ARE LOOKING FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS to join our team in our retail store. If you have 4 hours spare a week and enjoy meeting people and helping give back to our community please call Lucresha on 0408 887 532 BRASS, WIND, PERCUSSION, AND BASS PLAYERS WANTED for a fun, low-cost, community band. The Rookies month, and discover the perfect blend of competition and camaraderie. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or a complete novice, there’s a place for you in our team. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make new friends, stay active, and unleash your inner dragon! Email recruitment@broadwaterdragons.com for information and to secure your seat in the boat #DragonBoat #BroadwaterDragons BREAK AWAY MUSIC SOCIETY - Social gathering first Sunday of each month at 12 noon at Nerang Country Paradise Parklands, main entrance 231 NerangBeaudesert Rd, down to the building called the Barn. Gold coin admission. Everyone welcome, bring friends and instruments to join in the fun with Guest Artists and other performers. Food/ drinks available (BYO Alcohol). Society Membership is based on INCLUSIVITYSUSTAINABILITY-CREATIVITY and RECONCILIATION. Info: Facebook Page; BREAK AWAY OPEN MIC or phone Paul on 0412 353 059. Breakawayopenmic@ gmail.com MUDGEERABA ROBINA RSL SUB BRANCH. Are you a VETERAN, partner of Veteran or a family member is a Veteran, the Mudgeeraba Robina RSL Sub Branch offer DVA Compensation support with Qualified ATDP Compensation Advocates. We have monthly morning teas and social gatherings on Friday night all Veterans, partners and family Band rehearses Tuesdays at 4.20 at the Mudgeeraba Uniting Church and welcomes players of all ages to perform at upcoming gigs. Sally M: 0418664141 E: Rookiesbandgc@gmail.com or find us on Facebook. GOLD COAST ROSE SOCIETY meets on the 4th Saturday of the month at the Robina Community Centre at 2pm. We are passionate rosarians who grow beautiful roses on the Gold Coat and Northern NSW and invite anyone with a love of roses to attend a meeting for some afternoon tea. Email goldcoastrosesociety@gmail.com COASTAL MACHINE KNITTERS- Meetings take place second Monday of each month (except Jan.) from 8.45am, meeting starts 9.30am, 2 demonstrations, on “Brother”, and “Singer” machines, at Franklin Craft Centre, 238 Mudgeeraba Rd, Mudgeeraba. Donated yarn welcome. Subscription is $30 a year. PH Mary on 5572 0993, or Sheryll on 0421 632 574. NERANG VIEW CLUB - Meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Nerang RSL, 69 Nerang Street. (Meeting and lunch). Lucky door prizes as well as a raffle, guest speakers when available. A trade table is also available with some homemade delicious goodies with proceeds going to our Learning for life sponsorship for disadvantage children through the Smith Family. Carolyn on 0412 643 621 or Marie on 0405 089 094. MUDGEERABA BRIDGE CLUB welcomes players to join us for an afternoon of bridge and to make new friends. We meet on Monday and Friday at the Mudgeeraba Foundation Centre (cnr School & Regency Place), arriving at 12 noon for a 12.15 start and ending around 4pm. For further details please contact John on 0412576101. TIME4FRIENDS meets every Friday at 9.30am at the Nerang Uniting Church, 5 Nerang River Drive, Nerang. Come and enjoy morning tea followed by a Joke & Thought and Trivia, followed by a game of 500 or Rummy King or join a crocheting crocheting group. Ring Judith 55294806. GOLD COAST ROCKERS DANCE CLUB have been rockin’ on the Gold Coast for 32 years. Dancing is great for you; it exercises your mind and body. You meet new people and make friends too. Come learn to dance on Wednesday nights. Classes from 6.30pm Band starts 7.30pm. The Italo-Australian Club, 18 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters. 0419 500 123

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