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Last Chance to Get your Raffle Ticket - the National Gathering Raffle draw is now just 3 weeks away but for those still wanting to buy pre-sale tickets online, your last chance is COB Tuesday 30th September. You do not need to be attending the gathering to purchase tickets as we are hoping to raise as much funds as we can for the Louth RFDS clinic.
The clinic are currently trying to fund the purchase of emergency response equipment to respond to car roll
overs etc. They need a pulse reading/blood pressure
machine that can be attached to the finger of the patient (difficult to put
elsewhere when they are in chronic pain), a pop up tent with three sides to
cover them from elements & to work in privacy. They also are hoping to obtain a blood spinner. The
challenge they have is that when they take blood it is often too long before it
is spun & they often cannot use the sample. A baby height
measurement mat is also on their needs list. These are all items that would be purchased and kept specifically in the clinic in Louth.
Bloomin' News - Native Pea flowers, members of the big Fabaceae family can be found all over the country from deserts to wet tropics. All have the characteristic pea shaped flower – as seen in Sturts Desert Pea, Rattlepods, the tropical Dragon Tree, and the many “Bacon and Eggs” shrubs with brown and yellow pea flowers, to highlight just a few.One very different plant with pea shaped flowers has the common name of Ouch Bush – and one look at the aggressive leaves will tell you how it came to have such a name.