Wonderful women wanted!

Wonderful women wanted!

If you know a woman who excels at her job, is an unsung community worker or simply a great mum, you may want to think about nominating her for the title of Lismore Electorate Woman of the Year.

Lismore MP Thomas George is calling for submissions before next Wednesday, November 22, with the winner to be announced in February 2007.

There are so many women in the local area whose contributions, successes and achievements encourage and inspire, Mr George said. The 2007 Lismore Electorate Woman of the Year award aims to recognise the achievements and leadership of these women in both business and the local community.

The winner of the title will also be asked to attend a Premiers Reception on International Womens day in March where the NSW Woman of the Year will be announced.

Nomination forms are available from Mr Georges office on Conway Street, Lismore, or for more information phone 6621 3624.

See The Guardian and support surf lifesavers

This Sunday, November 19, cinemas across Australia (including Birch Carroll & Coyle in Lismore) will hold an advance screening of The Guardian as a fundraiser for Surf Life Saving Australia. Tickets are $6 and all money goes to this worthwhile cause.

The Guardian stars Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher and takes you inside the world of the US Coast Guard rescue swimmers the training, the raging sea rescues, their courage and friendships.

The advance screening of The Guardian at Birch Carroll & Coyle in Lismore is at 10.30am.

GLAM it up for AIDS concert

Performance artists, vocalists, dancers, musicians, circus performers, magicians, comedians and drag queens will hit the Star Court Theatre stage next Friday, November 24, for the third annual Gay and Lesbian Aids Memorial (GLAM) Variety Concert.

Organised by ACON (AIDS Council of NSW) to promote AIDS Awareness Week (Nov 24-Dec 1) and World AIDS Day (Dec 1), the GLAM Variety Concert is a family-friendly show with a G rating until interval, and PG recommended after that.

Performers include Mandy Nolan, Fruity Tang, Two Colour Mountain, Maude of the Rings, Adriana, The Kahoots, Astro Boy, Sally Mansfield, Tuntable Falls Circus, Mish, The Dragstas, Paul McGowan, the Licorice Allsorts and hand-picked visual artists from the Rainbow Region.

Doors open at 6.30pm for an exhibition by local artists, with the concert kicking off at 7.30pm.

Tickets are $20 each or $25 for a family. They are available from NORPA, Caddies Coffee or Dragonfly Caf.

Free COPD tests help people breathe easy

Three-quarters of the one-in-six Australians affected by COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) are unaware they even have the condition, yet testing is simple.

This Friday, November 17, at the Lismore Neighbourhood Centre, the public can have a free spirometry test to evaluate the air capacity of their lungs.

COPD is generally characterised by a shortness of breath and a repetitive cough with phlegm or mucus on most days. It is usually associated with a history of cigarette smoking, but can also be caused by exposure to dusts, chemicals and other air pollutants.

Women tend to be at greater risk of developing COPD, probably because they have smaller lungs and more sensitive airways.

The free tests will run from 9.00am-12noon. The Lismore Neighbourhood Centre is at 76 Carrington Street.

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