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Bowls In Focus : December 2011
42 Bowls In Focus Milligan’s Life The phones had been running hot for a few days. ‘We’re three short, we don’t want to have to forfeit,’ said Mary Adams, chairperson of selectors for midweek pennant was in overdrive mustering men to fill the vacancies. Our local choir had been entered into an eisteddfod to get some competitive experience with a view to having a crack at the state title - and in the process elevating the rampaging Mrs Creighton- Brown into the echelons of immortality. There was no consideration given to the flow-on effect it would have on fielding a midweek pennant team. Mary’s pleas for help were heeded by a few blokes who generally had nothing better to do on a Tuesday anyway. But three positions still needed to be filled, that’s when Mary took some direct action. On Friday night in the bar of our pub she confronted three imbibers and pleaded her case. Wal shifted on his feet, not liking to be put on the spot and didn’t want to be the first to commit in front of Milligan and myself. He claimed he had a service to carry out on the publican’s new four-wheel- drive, although the man himself Pete McGeary ‘helpfully’ chipped in by saying, ‘it could wait a coupla days’. Mary then focussed her gaze on Milligan, who had just drained his pot, and she ordered him another one, which Pete promptly poured before he had time to refuse. Milligan said he had to muck out the ferret cage, which was terribly New Zealand Tour includes airfares, taxes, most meals, sightseeing & attractions. 18 DAY LAWN BOWLS TOUR Special Departure: 6 April 2012 Travel with like-minded individuals combining spectacular scenery with four friendly games of bowls at established clubs in Christchurch, Queenstown, Rotorua and Auckland. Included is 17 nights quality accommodation with six 2 night stays, 38 meals and a comprehensive range of pre paid sightseeing and attractions. Accompanied by a Grand Pacific Tours Lawn Bowls Co-ordinator, this tour is sure to bowl you over! *Conditions apply. Price valid for travel ex MEL & includes pre paid taxes (subject to change). Single supplement available. **$100 discount is per person. Book is one per household. No other special offers or discounts apply. Not valid on special group departures. Applies to new bookings only until 31 January 2012. Lic No 32046. 1800 622 768 or www.grandpacifictours.com CONTACT YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT OR GRAND PACIFIC TOURS ON SPECIAL INTEREST TOURING FROM $4509* PER PERSON, TWIN SHARE $100** BONUS BONUS $100 DISCOUNT PER PERSON PLUS A 400 PAGE NEW ZEALAND EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE BOOK** GRAND PACIFIC TOURS LUXURY COACH HOLIDAY SPECIALISTS Many of us find it a struggle to keep up with the activities of daily living. Benetas@Home can help. We support hundreds of older Victorians so they can enjoy an independent lifestyle in the comfort of their own home s. Our team of friendly, caring and qualified staff provide a wide range of services including personal care, assistance with domestic chores, running errands and transport to appointments. We also provide care at home so carers can take a b reak . You can receive a single service or any combination of services on a one–off or ongoing basis. Services are provided when and where you need them — available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Need a hand at home? Make life a little easier with Benetas @ Home For more information about Benetas @ Home call 1300 23 63 82 or visit www.benetas.com.au Pop in and meet the new owners Gary and Ann Pop in and meet the new owners Gary and Ann Border Bowls Shop Little shop... BIG reputation Suppliers of the latest bowls, accessories and apparel Open Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm and Sat mornings 9am-noon Shop 4/90 Melbourne Street Mulwala NSW 2647 MAIL ORDERS are our speciality Phone 03 5743 3112 It was a week of sacrifice and humility for Milligan and his motley mates in this latest yarn from the pen of ‘bush bowling bard’ Doug Maconachie... Goodbye Ruby Tuesday, thanks for the rabbits!