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Mosselbaai Rolbal Klub – 22nd MOSSEL BAY CLASSIC

1. Plate winners - Fergie Ferguson and team

 Plate winners – Fergie Ferguson and team

Excellent bowling, glorious weather, wonderful hospitality, great greens and good friends, old and new, ensured that the 22nd Mossel Bay Classic was once again one of the high lights on the Mossel Bay Bowling Club calendar. The 24 teams, consisting of 4 men per team, which took part in this elite 3-day tournament which started on Thursday, 25 July and finished on Saturday, 27 July, will not forget this tournament soon. Besides teams from all over the Southern Cape, namely Mossel Bay, Hartenbos, Little Brak River (Vista Bowling Club), Great Brak River, George (from both Outeniqua and George Bowling Club), Leisure Isle, Still Bay and Outshoorn, teams came from as far as Pretoria (Irene Bowling Club), Edenburg (Freestate), Gordon’s Bay, Durbanville, Paarl, Middelburg and Swellendam. There was also be a team from the South African National Defence Force consisting of players from Mossel Bay as well as De Aar and a South African Police Services team from Goodwood in the Western Cape.

Johan Muller (Gordon’s Bay), has played in all 22 Mossel Bay Classic Tournaments since 1992. What a great achievement!

The first two days three games were played on a strength versus strength basis with only two games being played on the final day. After the 5th game the tournament split into a plate competition and the first three teams in the main competition as well as the first three in the plate section received excellent prizes. In the open section the team of Billy Radloff from George received the gold medals. His team mates were Japie Combrink, Geoff Bronkhorst and Glen Park. The silver medal winners were from Middelburg, namely Vivien van Zyl, Francois Oosthuizen, John Hayes and Danie Sherman. The bronze medal went to the team of Greg Young, Johan Meyer, John Dampier and Kobus Barnard from Outeniqua Bowling Club in George. The plate section was won by Fergie Ferguson and his team. Second place in the Plate went to Fritz Louw and his team from Mossel Bay and in the third place was the team from Gerhard Mynhardt from Irene in Pretoria. Congratulations to all the winners and well done to all the teams who participated.

The ladies in the kitchen outdid themselves by providing excellent meals to the exhausted and hungry players. The players can still not decide whether the brunches, the excellent seafood dinner on Thursday evening, the extravagant braai on Friday evening, the lunch on Saturday or the delicious platters on Saturday evening were the most delicious. Congratulations and a big thank you to every single person who helped in the kitchen as well as the tournament organisers, the administrative people, the green keeper and his assistants, the people working in the bar and everybody else who had a hand in the success of this year’s tournament.
A very special thank you to the main sponsors Personal Trust, Distell (Scottish Leader) and Knysna Lifestyle Estate. Also a special thank you to a number of club members, who wish to stay anonymous, for their donations. Your generous contributions helped to ensure the success of the tournament. Mossel Bay Bowling Club once again would like to thank the sponsors for their continued support and commitment. Everybody is already looking forward to the 2014 tournament.


PROE – Wilds Bobotie



*(Vir ‘n gewone bobotie, vervang die wild- en varkvleis met beesvleis)
3 dik snye witbrood, (sonder korsies)
125 ml room
45 ml botter
45 ml olie
1 kg gemaalde wildsvleis
1 kg gemaalde varkvleis
2 uie, fyn gekap
2 wortels, gerasper
50 ml matige kerriepoeier
12,5 ml borrie
30 ml fyn appelkooskonfyt
50 ml pitlose rosyntjies
Sout en peper na smaak
125 ml room
125 ml karringmelk
4 eiers
5 lourier- of suurlemoenblare
1. Voorverhit die oond tot 180 grade C.
2. Week die brood in die room.
3. Verhit die helfte van die botter en olie in ‘n kastrol
en braai die vleis en uie liggies.
4. Voeg die wortel, kerrie en borrie by en roer deur.
5. Voeg dan by, die konfyt, rosyne, sout en peper na
smaak. Roer.
6. Voeg laaste die brood en room waarin geweek, by.
7. Verwyder van die hitte en skep in ‘n gesmeerde
8. Klits die bestanddele vir die bolaag, behalwe die
lourierblare, saam en gooi dit oor die vleismengsel.
9. Druk die lourierblare in die vleis.
10. Bak vir ongeveer 45 min. tot goudbruin.
11. Bedien met geelrys, pampoenkoekies en ‘n
groen groente.


Kos vir die Siel

lonely god by Michal Mierzejewski


Leo Buscaglia believed that we should live life, never “waiting for tomorrow.” He stated that, “We don’t know what might happen in the very next moment, and that moment may be lost forever.”

“Things You Didn’t Do”

Author Unknown

Remember the day I borrowed your brand new car and I dented it?
I thought you’d kill me, but you didn’t.
And remember the time I dragged you to the beach, and you said it would rain, and it did?
I thought you’d say, “I told you so.” But you didn’t.
Do you remember the time I flirted with all the guys to make you jealous, and you were?
I thought you’d leave me, but you didn’t.
Do you remember the time I spilled strawberry pie all over your car rug?
I thought you’d hit me, but you didn’t.
And remember the time I forgot to tell you the dance was formal and you showed up in jeans?
I thought you’d drop me, but you didn’t.
Yes, there were lots of things you didn’t do.
But you put up with me, and you loved me, and you protected me.
There were lots of things I wanted to make up to you when you returned from Viet Nam.
But you didn’t.

How many times in life do we postpone the things we need to do – until it’s too late to do it, and then simply just don’t do it at all. How many opportunities do we miss, because we just don’t take them – and later regrets it?
God gave each of us one single chance, one single life, and the only way to live it to the fullest, is by taking every possible opportunity that comes our way, and just do it. We need to actually start doing things and not postponing them.

When the idea strikes to visit the aged people in your street and brighten their day, do it.
When the urge to stop next to the beggar in the street, and say a few kind words, hits you, do it.
When you want to hug a friend and tell him he is precious to you, do it.
When you want to look in your spouse’s eyes and confirm your love, do it.

Too many people suffers from bad memories and regrets about things they could have, but never did do.
Never postpone to do the things you don’t want to regret being undone, in retrospection.


Coping with Sinusitus


Sinusitis, the inflammation of your sinuses, can last anything from 3 to 8 weeks or even years, if left untreated and can cause enormous misery and pain.

Sinuses are hollow air spaces, located in the skull or bones of the head, surrounding the nose. They are found over the eyes in the brow area, inside each cheekbone, just behind the bridge of the nose and between the eyes, as well as in the upper region of the nose and behind the eyes. Each sinus has an opening into the nose for free exchange of air and mucus, which are joined with the nasal passages by a continuous mucous membrane lining.

Anything causing swelling in the nose (infection, allergic reaction or immune reaction) can also affect the sinuses. Air trapped within a blocked sinus, along with pus, may cause pressure on the sinus wall, which can cause intense pain.

Symptoms of Sinusitis:

Facial Pressure/pain
Headache pain
Congestion or stuffy nose
Thick, yellow-green nasal discharge Low fever (99 – 100 ° C) Bad breath
Pain in the upper teeth Hoarseness Sneezing
Coughing (more severe at night) Stuffiness/pressure around nose Tiredness
Decreased sense of smell Pain on leaning over forward Dark circles under eyes
Gastrointestinal symptoms Blue hand and toe nails Difficult concentrating
Fullness and ear infection Achy body Post Nasal Drip
Pharyngitis/sore throat Worsening allergies (Rhinitis, Eczema) Weakness

Treating Sinusitis:

Sinusitis is treated by re-establishing drainage of the nasal passages, controlling or eliminating the source of the inflammation and relieving the pain. Doctors generally recommend decongestants, antibiotics and pain relievers. Over-the-counter or prescription decongestant nose drops, sprays and medication should only be used for a few days. If these medicines are used for longer periods, they can lead to even more congestion and swelling of the nasal passages. Most of the time the decongestants only provide temporary relief of post nasal drips, as it drains the fluid from the mucus, leaving the thick and sticky mucus substance behind, which will provide the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, causing pain and inflammation.

Reflexology is a valuable therapy used to help the body restore its balance again, by getting rid of congestion and inflammation in the sinuses. This therapy assists the body to drain mucus effectively, promoting blood (and therefore oxygen) and nerve supply to the sinuses. Treatment usually consists of a course of 5 – 10 sessions over a period of 2 – 6 weeks, where after a monthly maintenance session is recommended. Most patients can continue a normal pain free lifestyle without chronic medication.

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It takes place in Great Brak River at Croft Animal Hospital

Over the past five years CAWS 4 PAWS supported by the Garden Route SPCA and volunteers from the Great Brak and surrounding areas have successfully neutered in excess of 500 dogs and cats, as a free service to underprivileged homes, reducing unnecessary suffering by unwanted animals. This valuable service to Great Brak River area would not have been possible were it not for the generous support received from the business community, private sector and professional services of Doctors and staff supplied at absolutely no cost.

This year we plan to host another “Sterithon” on Saturday 17 August.

As in the past, we rely heavily on donations and support to make this a reality – we need help please. Any donations towards the feeding of the voluntary helpers will be gladly accepted – cash or food….bread rolls, coffee, tea, sugar, you name it we can use it!

Your kind consideration and support is greatly appreciated.

Please look at our new website http://caws4paws.co.za/ as we would like to add your company as a sponsor with a link to your website if you agree. •



Something that every parent dreads, as we all want our children to feel safe, happy and to enjoy their years at school.

Most schools do have an anti-bullying policy in place, but the sad reality is that many children will be bullied, in one way or the other, during their time at school.

Bullies come in all shapes and sizes. Girls and boys can be the bully.
Bullies are not typically born with these characteristics. It is usually the result from the treatment they received from their parents and authority figures. Bullies often come from families that use physical forms of discipline.

Girls are more likely social bullies, spreading rumours, breaking up friendships etc.

Boys are usually more physical bullies, hitting, punching, kicking and slapping.
They have an urge to dominate, or be in charge of others. Bullies are usually easily pressured by their peers and feel the need to impress them.

The typical victim:
Physically smaller, more sensitive, unhappy, cautious, quiet and withdrawn, passive or submissive. Possessing these qualities make these individuals vulnerable to being victimized. Bullies know these students will not retaliate, making them an easy target.

Several types of abuse:
Physical abuse:
Easily identifiable bullying:
– Punching
– Teasing
– Fighting
– Using Pushing
– Weapons and other objects

Emotional abuse:
Any form of bullying that causes damage to a victim’s psyche and emotional well-being.
– Spreading malicious rumours
– Keeping certain people out of the
– Getting people to “gang up” on
– Making fun of certain people
– Ignoring people on purpose
– Harassment
– Saying hurtful words/sentences (also verbal abuse)
Verbal abuse:
Any slanderous statements or accusations that causes the victim undue emotional distress.
– Teasing
– Being laughed at
– Directing foul language
– Using derogatory terms of playing
with someone’s name
– Commenting negatively on
someone’s looks, clothes, body
(personal abuse).

Bullying done through technology.
Sexual abuse:
Physical or non-physical. When sexuality or gender is used as a weapon by boys or girls.
Children can be bullied into providing “sexual favours” in exchange for protection as gang culture enters schools.
Gay bullying:
Relates to sexual orientation.

Part Two Next Week
Julie •


Brushing a dog’s teeth

I know it sounds weird talking about brushing dog teeth. But it is a fact that canine dental health care is vital for your pet’s long and happy life. Neglecting the teeth of dogs (and also cats) can lead to heavy buildups of tartar on the each tooth which then can lead to gum infections.

The gum infections can then lead to bleeding of the gums around the dog’s teeth. This bleeding then allows easy access to the blood stream for the bacteria that the tartar harbors. This bacteria can then migrate to other parts of the body and infect other organs often leading to sickness and in some cases even death of the canine.

One of the most popular methods for cleaning dog teeth is to take them to the vet for a process called scaling. This works very well but has drawbacks. First, it is very expensive. Secondly, it involves using general anesthetic on the dog. This can be very dangerous for older dogs. Many older canines do not handle the anesthetic well at all.

However, there is an alternative treatment for cleaning canine teeth that is inexpensive, safe and highly effective. It involves simply brushing the dog’s teeth with a special brush and dog tooth paste which is designed especially for your four legged friend.

The process of brushing is much the same as in humans. However, the real trick is to coax the dog into doing the process without forcing them or otherwise making the time stressful for either the pet owner or the canine.

The best way to achieve this is to begin the process slowly. When the tooth brush and cleaning gel are first purchased, the biggest mistake the owner can make is to attempt a complete brushing the first day. This will cause great distress usually for the dog. Instead, it’s important to spend a few days getting the dog used to the brush by having it present during play time and petting. All dogs are different, but the idea is to get the dog to associate the brush and the tooth paste with pleasure.

Gradually you can begin touching the dog’s mouth with the brush during petting and play. Then, put some of the gel on the tooth brush and allow the dog to lick it off. Most of the products contain ingredients that dogs will readily lick. As they allow this process, continue spending more and more time in the dog’s mouth with the brush.

This process could and probably should take several weeks of slowly breaking the dog into the process. Rushing the procedure will ruin the process for both owner and pet. Going slowly and paying attention to the individual personality of the pet will ensure an easier time for cleaning the canine’s teeth and guarantee proper dental health for the pet the rest of their life. •

Beplan ‘n Troue Deel 3


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Trou-uitnodigings skep die eerste indruk van julle spesiale dag en eerste indrukke is blywend.

Die kaartjies moet julle troue se tema, styl, kleur ens. uitbeeld.
Die perfekte uitnodiging behoort julle individuele styl, persoonlikheid en sak te pas.

Om julle besluit te vergemaklik kan julle ‘n afspraak met ‘n verskaffer of drukker maak om te help om julle uitnodigings uniek te maak.

Hulle sal ook raad gee oor die kaartjie se bewoording.

Die kaartjies moet betyds klaar wees om 6 – 8 weke voor die RSVP datum uitgestuur te word.
Proeflees eers en maak seker dat datums, plekke, telefoonnommers en spelling van die name korrek is.

Jou troudag is vol emosie, spesiale, kosbare oomblikke en betekenisvolle formaliteite.
Sonder ‘n DVD is al die kosbare oomblikke vir altyd verlore en sal jy niks daarvan kan herleef nie.

Bruidspare is bewus van die waarde van foto’s en is bereid om baie geld te betaal vir perfekte foto’s, maar wanneer dit kom by ‘n video-opname van die troue, is daar dikwels nie genoeg geld in die begroting wat dan beteken dat ‘n vriend of familielid dit doen, as ‘n “trougeskenk”. Aangesien hulle ook genooide gaste is, wil hulle ook saam met die ander kuier, en die gevolg ‘n afgewaterde DVD.

Onthou dat ‘n foto ‘n oomblik in tyd vasvang, en ‘n DVD, die beweging en emosie van die oomblik vasvang, met die bonus van klank daarby.

Vandag se hoë gehalte videokameras laat jou toe om ook foto’s van jou DVD te laat druk. So as iets skeefgeloop het met die foto’s, of as die fotograaf nie ‘n spesifieke oomblik vasgevang het nie, kan jy foto’s van die DVD laat maak.

Indien jy wel besluit om van ‘n professionele videograaf gebruik te maak, doen sorgvuldig navorsing en maak ‘n ingeligte besluit.

Redigering van die DVD moet smaakvol gedoen word. Van die oomblik wat jy begin aantrek tot en met die laaste dans.

Die beeld, spesiale effekte en keuse van musiek moet vloeiend en indrukwekkend wees.
2. Dit is noodsaaklik dat die videograaf en sy assistente goed geklee is – hulle verteenwoordig jou voor jou familie en vriende.
Drade moet nie ‘n veiligheidsrisiko inhou nie en moet esteties aanvaarbaar wees.

‘n Foto vang jou troudag se kosbare oomblikke en detail vir altyd vas, sodat jy dit jare later steeds kan geniet en herleef.

Daar is ongelooflik baie fotograwe in die mark beskikbaar, elkeen met sy eie unieke styl en manier van werk. Bestudeer web-tuistes en doen moeite voor jy ‘n kortlys maak van die fotograwe wie se styl pas by die soort foto’s wat jy graag sal wil hê.
Dit is uiters belangrik dat jy die fotograaf ontmoet voordat jy hom/haar vir jou troudag bespreek.
Hy/sy is vir die duur van die troudag saam met julle en daarom moet julle gemaklik wees met mekaar en seker maak jul persoonlikhede bots nie.

Maak seker van die volgende:
• Watter pakkette is beskikbaar en kostes verbonde.
• Betaling en deposito’s.
• Ervaring.
• Het die fotograaf ‘n alternatief beskikbaar indien iets onvoorsiens met hom gebeur?

Improve Your Balance in 3 Simple Steps

Easy Ways to Strengthen Your Core and Prevent Falls


Hiking on a wooded trail. Riding a bike down the street. Doing crunches on a stability ball. Hitting the slopes. Walking up the stairs with ease. These are more than simple pleasures you can enjoy by living a healthy lifestyle. They’re also proof that your body’s ability to balance while doing a variety of things is pretty amazing. Even when you’re not thinking about it, your body is balancing—in everyday life, when you exercise, and during your active pastimes.

Most people don’t spend any time thinking about their balance until it’s too late—when they actually fall or injure themselves. But balance isn’t just a concern for the elderly who are more prone to falls (and the serious complications those falls can cause). Balance training is important for everyone, from athletes to casual exercisers.

Good balance and a strong core go hand in hand, and a strong core usually means better posture, less back pain and improved performance during exercise and athletics. Plus, the better you balance the less likely you are to fall or injure yourself. If you haven’t thought much about maintaining—or enhancing—your balance, now is as good a time as any to start.

You’ve probably seen lots of fancy fitness gizmos that are designed to help you improve your balance—everything from a simple stability ball to balance boards, inflatable balance discs, BOSU trainers, foam rollers and more. While these items certainly add challenge to your workout, you really don’t need ANY fancy equipment to improve your balance. In fact, you can turn just about any standard strength-training or flexibility exercise into one that does double duty by improving your balance while you work your muscles. With multi-tasking moves like these under your belt, that means you won’t have to spend more time exercising just to improve your balance. Find out how!
1. Change Your Base of Support.
Balance is your ability to maintain your center of gravity over your base of support. When you’re standing up, your legs are your base of support. The wider your legs are, the wider your base is and the easier it is to balance. The closer your legs are together, the narrower your base of support is and the harder it is to remain balanced. One of the easiest ways you can challenge (and therefore help improve) your balance during any standing exercise is to gradually narrow your base of support until your feet and legs are together while you perform your exercise. Bring your legs closer together while you do standing biceps curls, shoulder raises, squats or other upper body moves. Be sure to keep your abs pulled in tight and make sure you’re not leaning backward as you perform your exercises. Note: You can also widen or narrow your base of support while lying on or sitting on a stability ball to perform exercises, so try this progression when you’re on the ball, too!

2. Try It on One Leg.
Once you’ve mastered doing an exercise with a narrow base of support, you’re ready for the next challenge: balancing on a single leg. Instead of standing on both legs during some of the same moves above, try it on a single leg. Start by just lifting one heel (keeping your toes on the floor) while doing your upper body moves or working up to a single leg squat. As you get better, lift that foot off the ground completely. From there, you can play around with the position of your lifted leg—holding it behind you, in front of you, to the side or, for a greater challenge, moving that leg while you balance on the other leg and perform upper body movements. Just be sure to alternate legs to keep your strength and muscle tone balanced (no pun intended) between both sides of your body. Tip: You can also experiment with momentary one-leg balances. For example, on a forward lunge, lift your front or back leg for a moment each time your push up out of your lunge.

3. Close your eyes.
Your sense of vision is a big part of the balance equation. It works hand in hand with the vestibular (inner ear) and proprioceptive systems to maintain balance and prevent falls. By staring at a single focal point (minimizing your head and eye movement), you’ll balance more easily. If you move your gaze or take vision out of the equation altogether, it’s harder to balance. This option is definitely a challenge—not something for beginners and not something you can do in any given situation. You’ll want to make sure you’re in a controlled environment and that your body is planted (don’t attempt this while walking or hiking or moving through space). You can start by just standing up tall and closing your eyes without moving. Over time, combine the narrow base of support with some one-leg balances while closing your eyes. You might be surprised how challenging it is to simply stand with your eyes closed, let alone stand on one foot or while doing a biceps curl. Just be sure to use your best judgment and listen to your body when trying this technique. Safety first!
Now you know how to make balance training a fore thought instead of an afterthought in your workouts—without spending more time. By using these techniques and really paying attention to your body as you exercise, you should notice improvements in your balance, coordination, posture, core strength and agility—ones that you can carry with you as you age, help you prevent spills and falls, and build your confidence when trying new and exciting fitness pursuits!



Living Together

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Couples live together, rather than marry, for a variety of reasons. This type of relationship is often referred to as a domestic/universal partnership or a Common law marriage. It is becoming a rising trend in our country. The 2001 Census estimated nearly 2.4 million people were living together in South Africa unmarried and therefore afforded minimal protection in our law.

Living together with your partner does not establish any legal rights and duties between you, regardless of how long you have been living together, whether it is for six days or six years, you generally have no legal protection especially regarding property. Common law marriages and domestic partnerships are not acknowledged in our law and it is therefore not considered as a marriage in community of property as many people wrongfully believe.

How can you protect yourselves? By entering into a written agreement. It will determine and regulate the rights and duties between you and your partner. For instance, the division of the property if you should terminate your relationship, financial contributions to the joint household, rights and obligations towards each other and the division of assets jointly acquired by the parties during your relationship especially on termination of the relationship.
This content of such an agreement can mainly be determined by the parties as long as it is not illegal or immoral and the effect is that parties have joint control over assets.

If your relationship should terminate and there is no agreement, each party would walk away with the assets he/she brought into the relationship and with what he/she obtained in his/her own name, regardless of whether or not the other party assisted in obtaining the asset or increasing the value thereof.

The problem that exists is that a universal partnership is extremely difficult to prove in our country.

When does a universal partnership exists? When the following can be proved:

Each party brings something into the partnership, should it be money, labour or a skill.
It must be for joint benefit