FELLOWSHIP: Burleigh Waters Probus members at Australia's Most Easterly Point at Byron Bay.
FELLOWSHIP: Burleigh Waters Probus members at Australia's Most Easterly Point at Byron Bay.

COMMUNITY NOTICES: What's on around Toowoomba


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OUR next meeting will be held on Monday, February 20, at Drayton Bowls Club, cnr Gipps and Ball st, with morning tea at 9.30am. Visitors welcome. Cost is $7.

In response to current concerns we have invited local snake catcher Dave Wiedman to bring us up to date on how to respond to creepy crawleys in our neighbourhood.

Our first day trip for 2017 will be on Tuesday, February 28, when we travel to Kalbar, in the Scenic Rim's Fassifern Valley, to visit the magnificently restored Wiss Emporium to experience a fully functioning store from yesteryear and learn some of its history.

Lunch will be in the 101- year-old butter factory at Boonah together with memories of the heyday of dairying in this beautiful and fertile valley.

For further information, phone Hazel on 46344519.

CARDS with friends

TOOWOOMBA Croquet Club welcomes players to their regular card afternoon. Make up a table of friends to play every 1st Thursday of the month at the club premises, at Lindsay Street, 12.30-3.30pm.

Afternoon tea is provided, admission $6. Contact: Marjorie on 46367858.


THE Combined Mission Committee of St Stephen's and Middle Ridge Uniting Church will hold a at 265 Stenner St on Saturday, March 18, from 7am-noon, rain hail or shine.

Come and buy some goodies or have your own site for $15.

Inquiries: Sandra on 46369814.


DARLING Downs Hospital and Health Service mobile women's health nurse Kathryn Anning will visit a variety of locations to conduct free Well Women's clinics throughout February.

Ms Anning provides a range of services including pap smears, breast awareness and sexual health testing as well as advice for issues such as continence, menopause, contraception and general wellbeing.

Upcoming clinics will be held at the following locations:

  • Esk Hospital: February 13, 9am-3pm. Contact 54244600 for enquiries and bookings.
  • Oakey Hospital: February 14, 9am-3pm. Contact Oakey Hospital on 46914888.
  • Gatton Community Health Service: February 15, 9am-3pm. Contact Gatton Hospital on 54684185.
  • Crows Nest: Community Health Room, 8 Grace St (old Hospital entry), February 20. Contact 46166809 for appointments.
  • Pittsworth, Allied Health Rooms, Beauaraba Living: February 22, 9am-3pm. Phone Beauaraba Living on 46198422.
  • Killarney and District Aged Care Facility: February 23 from 10am-3pm. Contact 46641488.
  • Toogoolawah Clinic: Our House 27 Gardner Ct, Toogoolawah, February 27 from 10am-3pm.

Contact Esk Hospital on 54244600.

  • Allora, Southern Cross Care: 29 Darling St, Allora. February 28, 9am-3pm.

Phone Southern Cross Care on 46663171.


PROSTATE specialist nurse Joanne Hiscock discussed the number one men's cancer - prostate cancer, with members of the Highfields Probus Club at the February meeting.

Joanne gave a comprehensive talk about the disease, the various forms of its severity and treatment options for men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

As a prostate specialist nurse, Joanne works from both the base hospital and St Andrew's Hospital in Toowoomba.

The service she offers is part of a national program to help men and their families get reliable information about their diagnoses and treatment plans.

Joanne said she found assisting men with access to services in the hospital and community, both during and after treatment, assisted them and their families in coping with their disease.

With more than 18,000 males diagnosed with new cases of prostate cancer in 2016 and 3300-plus estimated deaths in 2016, prostate cancer patients need support from groups such as the Prostate Cancer Support Group in their area and the prostate specialist nurse program as treatment can give sufferers a 94% chance of surviving five years or more.

Joanne Hiscock can be contacted via email at joanne.hiscock@health.qld.gov.au or hiscockj@sath.org.au.

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