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Underbool Press

Printed copies of the Press are available from the Underbool Post Office and Pink Lakes Pantry.

 If you would like to put a notice in the Press please make sure it is emailed to the next typist, or left in the Press folder at the Post Office by 1pm on Tuesday.

Charges remain

* $2 for a small notice

* $5 for a quarter page notice

*or $50 donation for unlimited notices for 12 months.

However, if your group/organisation prefers to make an annual donation but will only use the Press a few times a year, please speak to Sonia or myself to negotiate a suitable rate.

Helen Gloster (Pres).


Mallee Border Health Centre

Di Thornton, Nurse Practitioner, is available by appointment on her usual day – Tuesday in

Underbool .   Appointments can be made by calling 08 8577 8065 or mobile 0448522703 or at


Underbool CFA Fire Truck Roster

In the current circumstances and to protect our volunteers we are only permitting one person to take the fire truck out for its weekly run.

Please remember to sign the attendance sheet at the station and to take your mobile phone with you.

The truck can be taken out any day during your rostered week.

Please remember to check the fuel level and organise to fill it if required. We cannot turn out to fires if there is no fuel in the truck.

If you are unable to take the truck out, please contact the Committee Member responsible for your month.

Feb 2021 - 1st Lieut Ron Jackson

7/2        Simon Brown

14/2      Simon Morrison

21/2      Malcolm Crothers

28/2      Geoff Lockett

March 2021 - 2nd Lieut Kevin Brown

7/3        Kieran Hayter

14/3      Jack Winslow

21/3      Tim Gloster

28/3      Steven Lynch

April 2021 - 3rd Lieut Allan Lynch

4/4        Callum Winslow

11/4      Terry Kilpatrick

18/4      David Boseley

25/4      Jason Elliott



AGM and GM

DATE: Monday 15th of February 2021

TIME: 7 pm

HELD: Underbool Club House

This is to decide the viability of Golf in Underbool for the future. Any questions give Bev a call after 4 pm on 0401155637


Underbool Progress Group

The Underbool Progress Group Inc. will be holding their 2019-2020 Annual General Meeting, followed by a General Meeting on :

Monday 1st March

At 7pm

At the Underbool Hall.

Everyone is invited to attend. Thank you all and hope to see you there.  Bev Cummings (Sec).


Underbool Bowls News

Social bowls commenced again on Saturday 9th January 2021, with Col Lockett and Jen Stone winners of the day.

 Steve Simmonds, Wendy stone and Ron Elliott won on Saturday January 16th and Ray Gloster and Raelene Winslow had the best score on Saturday 30th January. Too hot for bowls on 23rd January.

There will be Club Twilight bowls on Wednesday evening February 3rd with names to be in by 5pm if possible. 6.30pm start. BBQ tea, please bring a salad to share. Names to Jen Stone 0428636455, Jennifer Wakefield 0429071527 or Robert Gloster 0429946291. Any prospective bowlers most welcome.


Underbool Swimming Pool


Pool will be open 6-9am Mondays and Fridays during February.

Olympic lap swimmers, doggie paddlers and everything in between WELCOME!




This month at MTHCS we will feature heart health and look at what heart disease is and what we can do to reduce our risk of heart disease.

Heart disease is Australia’s leading single cause of death, with 18,590 deaths attributed to heart disease in Australia in 2017. Heart disease kills one Australian every 28 minutes.

Heart disease is an umbrella term for range of conditions that affect your heart. Diseases under the heart disease umbrella include blood vessel diseases, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias); and heart defects you’re born with (congenital heart defects), among others.

The term ‘heart disease’ is often used interchangeably with the term ‘cardiovascular disease’. Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Other heart conditions, such as those that affect your heart’s muscle, valves or rhythm, are also considered forms of heart disease.

Keeping your heart healthy, whatever your age, is the most important thing you can do to help prevent and manage heart disease.

To learn more about different types of heart conditions visit

By improving your lifestyle, including:

  • diet
  • exercise

you can minimise your risk of getting cardiovascular disease. Even if you have two or more risk factors, you can still make changes that will reduce your chances of developing heart disease.

You can also drop in to the Underbool Centre to see a display about heart health and pick up some more information about how to reduce risks. As always please talk to your GP or Health Practitioner for more specific advice.


Elder abuse has been defined by the World Health Organisation as 'a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person'.

Elder abuse can take various forms, including: financial, physical, psychological, emotional and sexual abuse, or neglect. No older person should be subjected to any form of abuse.

1800 ELDERHelp (1800 353 374) is the national elder abuse phone line. 1800ELDERHelp automatically redirects callers seeking information or advice on elder abuse to their state or territory phone line service. If you require assistance in an emergency or life threatening situation, contact 000.


If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence Call 000 if you are in immediate danger. To access 24/7 counselling and support call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732.

Family violence is any behaviour that is violent, threatening, controlling or intended to make you or your family feel scared and unsafe.

Family and domestic violence isn’t always physical. It can happen to anyone, at any time, no matter their age, gender or sexual orientation. It can happen anywhere, including at home or at work.

It can cause you to live in fear for yourself and your family. This can happen even when you have left a violent relationship.


If you or someone you know could use a little help to get through a difficult time Neighbourhood House in Murrayville or Ouyen may be able to help. Please contact Jacqui in Murrayville (03) 5095 220 or Kim in Ouyen (03) 5092 2557


Lara Wakefield

Outreach Worker

Mallee Track Health and Community Service

28 Britt St Ouyen

Ph 0402045984


Next typist - February 10th - Helen Gloster