Morning Mirror Edition 355 - 7/10/2009




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1) Editorial

BULAWAYO DAYS ??!!

I wrote this article for Morning Mirror about four years ago and I see it is doing the "circuit" so I claim authorship except for a couple of sentences that have been added along the way.
Magskriel

Reminiscing last week about the good old days, we brought to mind a plethora of exciting memories of Bulawayo . For instance, do you remember the Palm Grove which then became the Mayfair opposite the City Hall in Fife Street ? And of course those Grey Street Cowboys will recall with fond memories the Trocadero which is where Hopleys is now, those irrepressible Harley freaks used to race from the Bon Journee to the Trocadero via the High Court I believe.

Bulawayo produced a variety of rather famous personages out of the Grey Street Cowboys - remember Gary Hocking, John Love, John Muldoon and Graham Bishop, some still alive and kicking ( with quite as much gusto I believe) still right here in dear old Bullies. One of the most endearing landmarks of Bulawayo used to be the wretched humps over the storm water drains in the roads. They were wonderful ramps for those same Grey Street cowboys.

Now the name The Casbah will conjure up all sorts of memories I am sure and do you remember the original Granada with old Senor Louis Corbi in constant attendance, which was next to Bakers Inn on Grey and 8th Avenue . And of course do you remember the Calabash Steak House opposite the Bulawayo Centre run by the Dawson family and the Hub which was the first self service restaurant in the basement below the Carlton Hotel in Abercorn Street where Edgars is now.

Of course there was the favourite coffee shop The Coffee Pot in Kirrie Building which is now known as Bambanani Centre I believe! And there was another tea shop - The Kingfisher which was where Textbook Sales is now in 8th Avenue between Abercorn and Main Streets.

In those days the trains used to chug virtually right though the city streets with the old railway line still visible. It went through the town, down behind Coghlan School , past Wrights Nurseries and BAC, along Park Road and then out on the Salisbury Road . Of course The Grand Hotel was the centre of nocturnal activities with that magnificent sprung dance floor in the MacMurray Hall, but there was another sprung dance floor in the Empire Theatre which is where Bulawayo Health Centre is now in Fort Street and Ninth Avenue and of course there is still a fabulous sprung dance floor at the Rio Hotel which used to, if my memory serves me correctly, be called the Round House!!

The Glass Castle was on the Falls road and that was a favourite venue for dancing and dining. Still in that area, (and here I am relying on the memory of a well known Bulawayo stalwart Clive the mayor of Matsheumhlope) was Lakeside , a favourite Sunday haunt of us all. One could hire rowing boats, or even a power boat from the Kabot family, row to the little island and have a picnic or enjoy the little tea room which served tea and cream scones.

The Hillside Dams also boasted rowing boats and in the olden days the tea room was at the upper dam near the pier. Of course a favourite Sunday recreation spot was Windermere out on the Falls road where one could picnic on the banks of the Umgusa River . One's mind also goes back to landmarks of the "good old days", landmarks like Rhodes Statue which frowned down at one from the centre of the junction at 8th Avenue and Main Street , I believe poor old Cecil is presently lying face down rusting at the back of the museum. Charles Coghlan also graced one of the intersections but none of us (shame on us) could remember which one! Whilst we could all remember where the Gatling Gun stood, proud and fierce outside Asbestos House (now the Art Gallery ) in Main Street , aiming straight down Selborne Avenue from which direction the marauding hordes were expected to attack!

Now I am sure anyone who is old and wrinkly will remember the world famous Matopos Hotel. Legendary because during the Second World War (so my mother told me I hasten to add) the RAF and all service men and women used to congregate here in their droves. One can still see their names written on one of the old crumbling walls. The course of the road was changed to eliminate the famously dangerous hill which overlooked the Matopos Dam, where you used to "lose your tummy " as you went over the brow of the hill!

Most of our cinemas and theatres sadly or happily, depending upon one's bent, are now churches, but we had a wonderful evening, Marie, Clive and I, suitably doused with fine wines, remembering our magnificent past. The Princess Theatre used to be a Roller Skating Rink, The Palace Theatre in Abercorn and Tenth avenue was where Cliff Richard and the Shadows appeared live in Bulawayo and where Elvis Presley's first film was shown - Love Me Tender.

Where the Pizzaghetti is now in Eleventh Avenue and Wilson Street was a boarding house called City Chambers and right opposite that was Gifford Technical School , and do you remember Dorothy and Leo Silver who used to do wonderful photographic portraits. I mean we used to pay a tickey to go to the Bioscope as it was called. My best was on Saturday morning at the Palace Cinema in Abercorn Street where we used to slide up and down the carpeted aisles and swop comics - Beano, dandy, Ritchie Rich and Little Dot!

The girls would also swop "scraps " or what modern children call "swops" which were delightful tiny colourful pictures, some with glitter, I liked those little angels who used to sit on clouds with their chins in their hands !!

Of course I write this epistle with my heart in my mouth that someone might take me to task for errata, but I am safe in the sad certainty that my dearest teacher from Form One at Eveline High School - Paddy Vickery - has now sadly left custodianship of our history and gone to stay with her son somewhere far away.

Remember the Snake Park ? Well you might, Marie did and she is a spring chicken compared with the rest of us, that was where the Academy of Music stands today! And do you remember that we used to have two Dairy Dens with that magnificent soft serve ice cream. One is now called the Eskimo Hut but it is in the same location near the Trade Fair, the other used to be down near Verity Amm, Coronation Cottages, in that general area.

The names of Chemists came to mind - Penhales, Smart and Copley, Stobart and Wixley and Bowden's Pharmacy and on another tack completely (no pun intended), there were the famous bars, the Exchange Bar, The Skittle Inn, the Warnborough Night Club, the Carlton Hotel where Truworths is today, the dreaded Stork Club in tenth Avenue Fort Street, the BESL Club in Sixth Avenue and Main Street and the Steering Wheel in the Grand Hotel. Do you remember the famous Bernstein brothers who had a band there and even that stripper with the red hair Rusty someone? And do you remember the Zambesi Cocktail bar?

The Coca Cola Factory was at one time believe it or not, right in the centre of town on Grey Street and 8th Avenue and the Arenel Sweet factory was also right in the centre of town where you could walk past and smell the toffee and the liquorice balls (?) cooking.

Other famous landmarks were the City Hall toilets which are underground on the corner of Fife Street and 8th Avenue , these were spotlessly clean and one was allowed in to spend a whole "Penny". Queens Court was a well known Boarding House for genteel folk and it was on the wall of the Queens Court that the first limpet mine heralding dissent and unrest, was attached and exploded in the seventies.

But we are really going back now when we remember the Pie Carts - Fritz Pickard was the owner of one, they used to be like little caravans with sides that flapped down and one would sit on high stools and eat a delicious variety of goodies like steak rolls and egg and bacon sandwiches. They would be parked right where Jairos Jiri is now in Grey Street and Selborne Avenue . The Sky View Drive In Cinema was of course very dear to us oldies.

All of our babies were born in the Lady Rodwell Maternity home or if you lived in Gwelo, as Heather The Mayoress of Ilanda did, there was the Birchenough Nursing Home. Remember Sister Cuthbertson, Sister Walker and Sister Hickey from the Rodwell? And once those babies were born we would congregate at the Princess Margaret Rose Clinic in Borrow Street where the babes were inoculated and weighed weekly.

Boarders at Townsend and Eveline High schools will remember on Fridays there were weekly deliveries of the much longed for Tuck Boxes from the Railway Coop or Meikles or Haddons filled with items that were tasty delicious and good to eat! And once the boarders left school they went to Fenella Redrup Hostel in Rhodes Street and Sixth Avenue where they were supposed to be back in hostel at the disgustingly late hour of 10 pm!

Sanders was one of the leading department stores with formidable shops assistants who would make sure that they measured every inch of you before allowing you to purchase one of their Maidenform Bras (I dreamed I sailed down the Nile in My Maidenform) and Sanders had the very first Elevator in Bulawayo with the liveried BellHop who would announce in his dismal voice - First Floor Ladies lingerie, schoolwear, undergarments, sportswear!!

And then of course there were those fascinating tubes in Sanders where the shop assistant would put your money and your invoice in and they would shoot up to the accounts department and the change would shoot down the chute and be back in a flash with a receipt! Remember McCullogh and Bothwell, Zippers, Penny's Market where you could actually purchase goods for a penny (and there was a penny embedded in the doorway) and Morrisons exclusive dresses imported from Britain . My Mum bought me the most exquisite dress from Morrisons for our school leavers' dance and it cost a whole ten pounds.

Another of my favourite shops was novelties where you could buy stink bombs and those delightful comics "School Friend" and Girls Own" as well as tiny little real porcelain Walt Disney characters.. I had a whole collection of little china dogs from The Lady and The Tramp series which I collected carefully and slowly with my two and six pence weekly pocket money.

All the kids loved Sweetland in Abercorn Street where you could buy fine slices of real coconut dipped in caramel! Still with the shops there was The Economy Bazaar in Camperdown House next to Bancroft Neil which is still there today. Bancrofts kept all Economy Bazaars fireworks in their basement and that same shop burnt down in a glorious blaze in 1961 thanks to those very fireworks.

Still with the old shops there was Alick Stuart on Abercorn and Tenth which was everybody's favourite sports store, Terblanche with that enormous painting on the wall done by Mr May. Goldwasser sold TVs opposite Woolworths. Meikles used to be where their car park is now until some wag burnt it down in 1961. Old man Nimr from Nimr and Chapman dug the first well in Bulawayo where the worm sellers sit outside the City Hall and there were shops like E.W. Tarry, Hollanders, Knight Brothers, the Pioneer Bottle Store and Bowden and Strever.

Bulawayo 's best dressed men went to Stanley 's opposite Haddons where they bought Van Heusen Shirts. They had the word " Stanley 's" etched in brass in the pavement and there were Eric Davis and Jimmy White to make sure one was always fashionably attired. There was a caravan park where Ilanda Gardens are now and Marie tells me in confidence that the Townsend girls would bunk out and hide in the bush there !!

We had lots to do in those days, Speedway was held on Friday nights (or was it Stock Car racing) at the Trade Fair Arena.. The Trade Fair itself was a not to be missed occasion where one bought a hat especially for Trade Fair week to be worn at the Official Opening where Tony Ellman Brown, Clifford Dupont, Senator 'Sam Whaley , Zoe Shearer and Ian Smith were to be hob nobbed with and the event of the year was the Trade Fair Ball !! And for those less inclined to hob nob, there was the battle of The Bands held at the Trade Fair Amphitheatre.

Ah Yes......... ...those were the Good Old Days !!!



2) Notices

"Basket Case: contemporary meets traditional in Zimbabwe"
a basket weaving exhibition proudly presented by the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, Alliance Francaise de Bulawayo and the New Basket Workshop in partnership with the Binga Craft Centre, the Bulawayo Home Industry and the Lupane Women's Centre.

Official Opening (free entry):
5:30pm, Thursday 29th of October 2009
@ the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo cnr Main Street/Leopold Takawira Avenue

with entertainment by Kwaabana Theatre Group performing traditional Tonga dances
"Come & Weave your own basket"
Workshops held at the NGZ on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st of October, from 9am to 1pm. Limited space, book in advance. Participation : ZAR 20.00

'The Lounge' - monthly open mic nights at the Art Grove Cafe in the National Gallery, Bulawayo.
every second friday of the month....the next one is:
October 9th, 2009
7 - 10pm
10 rand at the door.
A creative hub for the artistic community here in Bulawayo and beyond. Serving the artists first through providing a platform for them to perform and develop. Secondly, seeing the arts serve the community through projects and support. bring your voice....get involved! for more info contact oriadale@gmail.com

S.P.C.A. GOLF DAY AT BULAWAYO GOLF CLUB - 31st October, 2009
All registered golfers are invited to enjoy some a game of golf followed by good company and great music whilst supporting their local SPCA.
Super prize table
Music by Wayne & Vee
Marian's Kitchen
Raffle
'Please help us to help those who can not speak for themselves'
Thank you to our sponsors to date :
Universal Bags; Marios Joinery (Bruce Calder); Ames Engineering (Dave Engelbrecht); Dave Power; Ellay (Shep); Alan Jensen; Pete Alexander, Kichen Wholesalers; Ian Ireland; Todd Van Breda, Genus Electronics; Phil & Julie Drazdik, Cotton Waste Co.; John Oswald, United Spring; Dave Loxton; MOTHS; R&R Lewis; Soap Shop



Falcon College Presents

"A Night with the Stars!"

Friday 9th of October
Turner Hall, Falcon College
6.30 pm
Entry by Donation

Guest Performance by "Liyana" from KG6 Falcon presents The Very Best of the Beach Boys Performances from CBC and Girls' College Bands, Singing, Dancing and more! Introducing "Theresa Muteta" from Harare
Join us for a wonderful evening of Music!
For more information please contact Billy St John bstjohn@falconcollege.com

Bulawayo Power Boat Club
is holding a 24 hour Barbel Competition
from "noon till noon", on 17th & 18th October 2009
at Lower Ncema Dam.
Captains meeting at 10am on Saturday. Club & Competition Entrance = Adults @ SAR60.00 each, Children U12 @ SAR30.00 each. Lots of Prizes to be won. Camping facilities, full Bar & Catering available.



Bulawayo Power Boat Club
are holding an all day / night Guy Fawkes celebration on 7th November 2009
at Lower Ncema Dam.
Entrance = Adults @ SAR100.00 each, Children U12 @ SAR50.00 each. Day events include Water-polo, Paint Ball, Kids treasure hunt. Evening events include Fire-dancers, Fireworks display & Disco. Camping facilities, full Bar & Catering available.



As we all know October is the month for
Breast Cancer awareness,
and to celebrate the Strength, the positive thinking and the battles won, and for this reason we are having a Bulawayo Mastectomy Cancer Awareness Month. To be able to raise funds to assist those who are less fortunate than us. Your donations would be gratefully appreciated as this would help the Mastectomy Ladies to continue with their counseling and support, to all in need of it.

Our fundraising events include, volleyball, tennis and golf all held at the Bulawayo Country Club, followed by a beautiful Halloween dinner dance at the end of October. As mentioned earlier all the funds will go towards the Bulawayo Mastectomy Support Group. If you wish to assist in any way please do not hesitate to contact myself on 474905 or 011 638 962 or 023 666 777.
Thanking you on behalf of the Bulawayo Mastectomy Support Group.
Talana Gregory

PAB and the Academy

Friday 9 October. Gilbert & Sullivan: Patience
Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m. There will be a supper interval. Carriages: 9.45 p.m.
Patience is perhaps one of the less well-known G&S operas but the satire on Oscar Wilde is just as amusing today as it was more than a century ago. The aesthetic poet Bunthone loves Patience, the milkmaid, who rejects him but meanwhile he has captured the hearts of every other maiden in the village. When amorous army officers arrive to be spurned by these love-sick maidens and the idyllic poet Grosvenor proposes to Patience, all manner of Gilbertian complications ensue. This Australian Opera production is traditional in style and features the late Heather Begg as the cello-playing Lady Jane amongst "a cast that simply could not be bettered." [Sydney Morning Herald] Tickets: US$3.00/R25.00, free to members. Dinner is available to order, details from the Academy.

Tuesday 13 October. Coady Green (piano)
Robert Sibson Hall at 7.30 p.m.

Booking at the Zimbabwe Academy of Music from Monday 28 September.
Tickets: US$5.00/R40.00, free to members.

Thereafter operas and ballets (provisional dates):
Friday 23 October: Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Friday 6 November: Liszt: Mayerling - ballet
Friday 20 November: Rossini: The Thieving Magpie
Friday 27 November: Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
Friday 4 December: Singing in the Rain
Friday 11 December: Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel
Friday 18 December: Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker [Bolshoi production]
Friday 1 January 2010: Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus


CHURCH OF ASCENSION FETE

To be held on: Saturday, 31 October 2009

From: 9 a.m. till 4p.m.

AT: The Church of the Ascension cnr Leander Avenue / Kent Road, Hillside.

A DAY OF CELEBRATION AND THANKSGIVING TO BE SHARED WITH THE WHOLE BULAWAYO COMMUNITY FOR THE GRACE AND FAITHFULNESS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. ANOTHER YEAR OF GROWING TOGETHER THROUGH CONSTANTLY CHANGING AND CHALLENGING TIMES. COME AND SPEND THE DAY IN GOOD COMPANY, IN BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS, WITH SOMETHING ON OFFER FOR ALL AGES.
CRAFT STALLS, TOMBOLA, RAFFLES, PLANTS, VEGETABLES, CAKE STALLS, JAMS, BOOK STALL, WHITE ELEPHANT, JUMBLE TEAS LUNCHES SPIT BAR CRAFTS PEOPLE AND STALL HOLDERS INTERESTED IN BOOKING A TABLE PLEASE CONTACT: TISH ROSE ON 241969 or OUR CHURCH OFFICE ON 241184 ALL ARE MOST WELCOME TO JOIN US ON A WONDERFUL DAY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. GLORY BE TO GOD OUR FATHER

Annual gathering of The Witches & Warlocks to celebrate Halloween!!!!
Sat 31st October 2009 at Musketeers Lodge.
42 Annabel Drive, Eloana Byo.
Time: 7.30pm till well after witching hour
Cost: R100 per person including dinner. Limited tickets available so BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment!!! Come dressed accordingly if you wish (Prize for best dressed) Let your imagination run wild!!! Tel: Erica 011 215454 or 246343 email: erica@netconnect.co.zw

Saturday 31st October
Keep this weekend free for an extreme triathlon challenge at Ncema Dam

Saturday 28th November
Open Water Training Mile at Ncema Dam. Details to follow



Please all be advised that due to unforeseen circumstances
the Pimps and Prostitutes golf and volleyball
has been postponed.
The tennis will still be played at the Byo Country Club on the 17th October, the golf day has been moved to the Bulawayo Golf Club on the 7th on November. Thank you to all those that have been in contact with me and to the sponsors and donors who have given so much, it is really fantastic. Please all be advised that the Halloween Party at Hotel Rio is still on the 31st October. Tickets which cost R150 will be available from various places, please just keep looking out for the notice on Morning mirror. Please all remember that this is for a worthy cause and women all around Byo need your help.

Many thanks Talana Gregory



S P E C I A L S P C A BENEFIT VARIETY SHOW
FEATURING DESRAY'S ACROBATIC DANCING ACADEMY SINGERS: WAYNE, VEE, CEDRIC, CATHY HIP HOP BY MJ
VENUE: BULAWAYO THEATRE
THURS. 15TH FRI 16TH SAT 17TH OCTOBER AT 7.30 P.M.
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE THEATRE.

PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THOSE WHO CANNOT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.



It's never too early to start your Christmas shopping and where better than at the EDITH DULY NURSING HOME 50th Anniversary celebration?
Car boot sales, food stalls, bric-a-brac, arts and craft - everything for a fun event.

SATURDAY 31st OCTOBER 9am to 3pm.
The perfect opportunity for all you talented home craft and cottage industry creators to exhibit and sell your wares
For space bookings and more information please phone
Lesley on 246414 (pm) or Leila on 203022 (am only) The Rotary Club of Bulawayo South serving the community

GIRLS COLLEGE GOLF DAY 23 OCTOBER 2009

Girls College will be hosting a golf day at Bulawayo Country Club on Friday 23 October. Please join us for a fun afternoon for the whole family. Stunning prizes for 3 categories of players, junior school, senior school and open teams. Fun factory for the kids and supervised play ground for the toddlers.

Contact Carol Davies cdavies@netconnect.co.zw or tel: 011 403061, 09 230708 to enter your 4 ball or for sponsorship.

JUNIOR CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL - BULAWAYO
BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT
10 - 15 quality business contact in 2 hour! The Business Networking Event is your chance to network with other professionals in a fast paced, result oriented forum.
date : 30 October 2009
time : 1730hrs to 2000hrs
venue: Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel
Pre-registration required. Participation fee : $20

for additional details contact: Nokuthaba : nokundlovu@yahoo.com or mobile 0912 656 555 Marian : mtmwapaura@yahoo.com or mobile 0912 901 292 Charlton : chiefmatika@yahoo.com or mobie 0912 683 122

PATRICK MANN CORPORATE GOLF DAY

BULAWAYO COUNTRY CLUB
WEDNESDAY 14 OCTOBER 2009

T BOXES AND GREENS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ADVERTISING. THERE WILL BE LIVE MUSIC BY GARY STANLEY, GREAT FOOD BY MARION AND A REALLY FUN NIGHT TO BE HAD. PLEASE ORGANISE YOUR 4 BALLS ASAP TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT AS THERE IS A LIMITED FIELD. COMPANIES INTERESTED IN SPONSORING ON THIS DAY PLEASE CONTACT WAYNE WILLIAMS ON 011402830 / 0912308065



Inxusa Cultural Expo 17-20 December 2009. ZITF Grounds, Bulawayo.

Inxusa Cultural Expo Management Team is inviting you to make a date and be at the ZITF and Exhibition Center in Bulawayo from 17TH to the 20th of December 2009.

3) ROSES AND RASPBERRIES


4) CONGRATULATIONS

ENGAGEMENT

McDERMOTT LIGHTFOOT. Phil and Jane McDermott are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter Lindsay, to Shaun Lightfoot, son of Clare Hingeston and Chris Lightfoot both of Harare.
Welcome to our family Shaun.



5) CONDOLENCES/ IN MEMORIUM/ WREATH FUNDS

CONDOLENCES

DEMETRIOU - ANDY (PAPOO)
OUR DEAREST ANDY HAS PASSED ON SO SADLY AND WE ARE SADDENED BEYOND BELIEF. WE WILL MISS HIM WITH ALL OUR HEARTS FOR EVER AND EVER. REST IN PEACE OUR LOVE AND LIGHT. DAPHNE, WAYNE, DEBBIE, MICHAEL AND BRENDON

CHARSLEY - DOROTHY "DOTTIE"

Wife, Mother and Granny. In remembrance of.

One year ago on 13th October. So sorely missed. Words cannot express how much we miss you and still remember your "happy go lucky" attitude.

All our Love.
Curly, Leanne, Lynn & Murray

CONDOLENCE MESSAGE

Edith Doreen Smith

Our deepest sympathy to Russell, Marcelle, Kylie and Neil on the loss of their grandmother and great-grandmother.

From Directors, Management and Staff at Archer Clothing Manufacturers.

Please pass my sincere condolences on to the family of Alf Gallagher. I knew the family from Gwanda in the mid 1960's, but have lost touch over the years.
Graham Standers
Johannesburg
grahams@lockersengineers.co.za SA Cell (00)27 83 417 5407

Deaths:

ISOBEL STEWART PUTTERILL (NEE MACKIE), WIDOW OF SAM, AND LOVED MOTHER OF GORDON AND HEATHER, GRANDMOTHER OF GARETH, KIRSTY AND JOHN, DIED PEACEFULLY IN HARARE ON 25 SEPTEMBER AFTER A SHORT ILLNESS, AGED 92. SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED .



A Memorial Service is to be held for the late Colin Mason, who sadly passed away in Afghanistan on the 16/09/09. Bulawayo service to be held at 15:00 on Thursday 01/10/09:
Presbyterian Church, Cnr Jason Moyo/5th Ave.
A wake will be held at the Tin Cup after the service.

Victoria Falls service to be held at 16:00 on Saturday 03/10/09:
Vic Falls Boat Club.
For any further information please phone Shaun on 011 211117



Irene Gratwicke, passed away peacefully on Sunday in a nursing home in Bracknell, UK. She was in her 100th year (aged 99). She was pretty well known in Zim as a travel agent and golfer (former ladies captain of Chapman).

Sadly missed by Mike and Queenie Gratwicke - Chimanimani

6) PETS

"Margaret Bernard at Pet Hilton
happy to accommodate your pet whenever you need. Bitches on heat catered for and supervised matings when required. Christopher on duty to beautify your dog - shampoo, dip, and brush, or clip. All breeds welcome. Phone 242979 to book or make enquIries .Dip tank open Saturday mornings 8.30 - 11.30 - Fee R10 per dog."

SPCA would like to thank the following people/companies for their kind donations of cash or kind during the month of September:-

Alliance Francais; Mr.J.F. Aylward; Mrs. Broughton; Mrs. Judy Chitrin; J.K. Motors; K9 Dog Meal; Key Services;Ostrindo Chickens; Mr. Rana; Mrs. Sue Rowlands, Tessa; and of course Morning Mirror.



7) BULAWAYO NEWS

SUBURBS NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

GOOD NEWS .
We had a great turnout with over 40 residents who came to our meeting. We also had a big police presence with ZRP Central District Superintendent Mhlanga, Chief Insp Mavika, CRO Sgt Muleya, Constable Mubarwi all supporting our SNW effort.
All the residents unanimously approved the new system to bring John Staal back as the Chief Warden. He is licensed to carry a weapon. He is to be assisted by Ian Johnston and will provide 24 hr Rapid Armed Response. John has a vehicle and will be serving Suburbs through his security company.
Ian Johnston is our new Treasurer.

Please pay Ian at 75 Heyman Road Suburbs. Give him a call and he will come collect.
Ian is setting up a data bank for the whole of Suburbs. Ian's e mail address is jicsjohnston@zol.co.zw. OR phone 237240 OR 011215373 Please send Ian your details Name , Address, Home Phone number, Business phone number Cell Phone number and E mail address
Mukundrai Anand, on behalf of your Neighbourhood Watch Committee.

IMPORTANT CELL NUMBERS
John Staal, Chief Warden, cell 0912851009 landline 230138. Ian Johnston, cell 011215373 landline 237240

GUARDIAN ANGELS OF EDITH DULY NURSING HOME

THE SWINDELLS FAMILY - AUSTRALIA
The Baileys - Australia
The Frosts - Australia
CRAIG GOBIE
CYNTHIA TAYLOR
FOOD 4 HOMES
GEES FRUIT & VEGES
KERSHELMAR
MR. LENNOX NHANDO
MRS. STEYNBURG
TIMBERLAND
Caron Waddy

THE HAVEN

Sincere thankyou to all the people who so generously have donated clothing and toys to the HAVEN. In particular I would like to thank the lady who left 2 large black bags of clothing, several dolls, a wicker toy box, dolls clothing and more at my home in my absence. I do not have her name and contact details so I have been unable to contact her personally.to express our gratitude. If the lady concerned could please contact me I would like to thank her in person.

Thank you so much to all the wonderfully generous people in Bulawayo.
June
(On behalf of the Haven)

7A) GOSSIP COLUMN



8) GWERU AND HARARE NEWS

VOICES FOR HOSPICE CONCERT.

In aid of Island Hospice Service 30th anniversary.

On :Saturday 10th October 2009.
Time: 6.15pm. Soft drinks, Wine and cheese baguette - price included in your ticket.
Guests to be seated by 7.15 for prompt 7.30 start. This concert is held all over the world and must start at the same time everywhere.
At: Harare International School.
Price: $15.00

9) WINING AND DINING

The Bulawayo Club
- open for lunch Monday through Friday
and dinner on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights.
Accommodation available as well.
Please call The Amalinda Collection Central Reservations: 09-64868 or email reservations@amalindacollection.co.zw



LA PIAZZA , MEDITERRANEAN DELI SHOP AND BISTRO

, will open friday 2 nd of October.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner friday and saturday. Week after we will be open from tuesday to saturdays. from 9 am till 5 pm. Evening from 6 pm, wednesday, friday River estate [ ex Wright nurseries] 12 avenue, near BAC.



Kidz Day Out @ Papas Restaurant
9th Ave R Mugabe Way Tel 883967/0912 881 943

Hey Mums & Dads don't know what to do with your kidz aged 3yrs to 12yrs why not drop them off at Papas and let them have some fun.

3rd October 2009 - Between 10am - 5pm Package - Burger+Chips+Juice,Jumping Castle Toffee Apple,Candy Floss,Face Panting & a Clown to entertain them While you have time to your self. For only $7.00.

Tickets Sold in Advance!!! Keep Checking for lots of other entertainment that we will be Offering coming up soon is our teenage day with good music ,food and Entertainment.

Wes & Jane's Restaurant
31 Pauling Road Suburbs Tel: 230094

Essential Barbeque this Sunday. Lots of fun. Price R80.00, cash bar also available. Time 1pm. Hope to see you there.



Wes & Jane's Restaurant
31 Pauling Road Suburbs Tel; 230094

For lunch and wonderful dinners, please come to our new restaurant in Suburbs. We are open from: Wednesday - Saturday. Our times are 12.30 pm till late.
Sunday Brunches Functions and parties can be catered for.

Delicious Vegetable pickle and chapatis made to order.

Phone Ameira 67641 or 63782.



For beautiful home made cakes, biscuits, caramalised popcorn - any baking requirements -
please contact Pat Mitchell Byo 68848

10) ACCOMMODATION OUT OF ZIMBABWE

SEYCHELLES :

SELF CATERING BEACH COTTAGE TO RENT ON LA DIGUE ISLAND SEYCHELLES:
EMAIL : TERRY@NETCONNECT.CO.ZW TEL : 263 9 241224 (H) CELL : 011 257 157



Polokwane Accommodation
Carmie's Place
Comfortable self catering town house. Main bedroom en suite. 2nd bedroom and bathroom. Open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen. Fully equipped kitchen. Private garden at the front and back. Inter-leading lock up garage. In a safe security village. Easy access to shopping centres like Savannah, Thornhill and close to CBD.
Contact: carmiesplace@yahoo.com or 00 27 15 298 8691 (evenings) or 00 27 79 882 4870 (during the day).



Greetings to all readers of the Morning Mirror.

Te Kupe Heathrow is pleased to announce that at our recent accreditation, we have been awarded a coveted 3 Star Rating with VisitBritain.com.or at www.rbwm.gov.uk.

Situated less than 10 mins from Heathrow in village of Harmondsworth, boasting 2 excellent pubs and Chinese Restaurant.

A period detached house, with beautiful gardens. We have 2 large rooms upstairs. One with super king ( or twin bedded) with own shower and a second with double bed. Both have their own hand basins. There is a large shared main bathroom and toilet across the landing.
Breakfast is served in the large dining room. We offer continental or full English.
Our rates are competitive and reflect the type of accommodations expected of a lovely big English house.
Master King - 45 per night, room only (or twin)
Double - 40 per night, room only
Breakfast - 5 to 7.50
Please do not hesitate to contact Sandy (ex-Byo) for further details or to make a booking. Payment terms are cash or UK cheques.
Please email heathrowbb@aol.com for more information and bookings.

ACCOMMODATION POLOKWANE

Are you shopping in Polokwane?
Lovely Affordable Overnight Accommodation in a Beautiful Secure Garden with undercover Parking & Swimming Pool. Fully equipped with DTSV Close to Trade Centre on N 1

Contact - Biddy: 015 2879 760 (B) 015 293 2836 (H) After Hours 082 410 7325 (cell) email: biddy@absa.co.za



PAFURI SELF CATERING (OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION)

Our address: Pafuri Avenue 47, Penina Park, Polokwane

Contact details: Cell: 072 147 9370 Fax: 0866 941 942 E-mail: pafuri47@vodamail.co.za Website: www.47pafuri.co.za

We offer overnight units from R300.00 per night (depending on the total number of persons sharing the unit)

11a) ACCOMMODATION Zimbabwe

KULIZWE LODGE BINGA

A little paradise on the shores of Lake Kariba. 8 basic equipped fisherman's chalets, each sleeping 4 people. Swimming pool, large outdoor conference facility ideal for NGO's.
e mail kulizwe@mweb.co.zw or phone +263 15 545 or +263 15 286 or +260976644743



11b) Houses / Flats / Business Premises For Sale And To Rent

House in Rowena for rent
4bedrooms,all with double built in cupboards plus extra seperate cupboard packing space, main bedroom has ensuite bathroom Sewing /hairdressing room, Dining room Lounge TV room Entrance hall Long passage Main bathroom with Shower and toilet Guest Toilet. Fully fitted American kitchen, 4 Carports 1 Garage with shelves.light and plug points Servants quarters big bedroom, Lounge kitchen Shower and toilet. Outside guest room with shower toilet and basin Two built in bar areas. one Large tin garden tool shed. Large garden tarred driveway Fully walled. Available 1 Oct 2009 Only serious people with Real finance to apply.

respond to : Housefriend, aando@brobemail.co.bw Tel +267 71506446

HOUSE TO LET

Fully Furnished Suit NGO or similar organization Long Lease available Available Immediately

3 Bedrooms, Mes, Sep Bathroom, WC, Lounge. Tv Lounge, Dining Room, Fitted Kitchen, Laundry Room, Verandah, Swimming Pool, Borehole, Tennis Court, Domestic Quarters, Lock up Garage, Established Garden. Property situated close to Primary and High Schools.

For further details Phone Tim on 259210 or 9012264306



John Pocock &Co

Bradfield Bradfield
Close to town and just a stroll to the newest shopping complex. Small easy to maintain gardens this is what you will get in this area.

House with 3 bedrooms lounge and sep dining area, fitted kitchen, bath with shower . Lock up garage and carports walled and gated. Priced to sell.. Renovated semi. Single story 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms ceramic tiles. Fitted kitchen with open hatch to lounge area. Neatly paved and electric gated. Secure and neat. Its the place if you want to down scale.
Call Georgie 0912 550 531 Maria 0912 301 057
John Pocock & Co 70753

FLAT FOR SALE

KENILWORTH TOWERS. NEAT 2 BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM, FITTED KITCHEN, LARGE DINING ROOM LOUNGE COMBINED.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE PHONE 09 240856



'Cottage to rent. 2 bedrooms on private property in Matsheumhlope. Would suit retired couple.
Please phone 281182 or 011218845.'

PREMISES REQUIRED FOR RENT

WANTED FOR RENT, LARGE WAREHOUSE/BUILDING IN CBD, WITH INDOOR TOILETS. LONG TERM LEASE REQUIRED
CONTACT: FELICITY/DON PHONE: 09 74755-7 MOBILE: 0912 418 181 - FELICITY 0912 129 909 - DON

Looking for Shop premises to rent, for a clothing retail outlet- Willing to pay a good price for a good shop in a good area.
Telephone 0912 254503'

PLEASE PLACE THESE ADVERTS

3 BEDROOMED , FULLY CARPETED, FULLY FURNISHED HOUSE IN GWERU EAST, GWERU FOR RENTAL TO EXECUTIVES. OFFERS!!
CALL 011 516 361/023 514 137



Houses for sale

Paddonhurst,Hillside,Famona,Morningside,Richmond, shop in town,Hillcrest and Romney Park

call Nathan on 0913213446 or 216372.



ACCOMMODATION.

A couple are looking for a cottage to rent in the Hillside or surrounding areas to rent.

Please phone : 09 201904 or cell : 0912 369 016

PREMISES REQUIRED FOR RENT

'Looking for Shop premises to rent, for a clothing retail outlet- Willing to pay a good price for a good shop in a good area.
Telephone 0912 254503'

HOUSE TO LET

Fully Furnished Suit NGO or similar organization Long Lease available Available Immediately

3 Bedrooms, Mes, Sep Bathroom, WC, Lounge. Tv Lounge, Dining Room, Fitted Kitchen, Laundry Room, Verandah, Swimming Pool, Borehole, Tennis Court, Domestic Quarters, Lock up Garage, Established Garden. Property situated close to Primary and High Schools.
For further details Phone Tim on 259210 or 9012264306



Property for Sale

28 Acre Smallholding in Gumtree (22km from town). 2 Equipped boreholes. 13 Stables, feed room, tack room. 3 single and 2 married staff quarters. Water pipes laid for 2 acres of irrigation. Quantity of mature gumtrees. 2x 2 bedroom cottages and a guest room (with toilet and shower) in between the two cottages. Tractor, trailer, plough, rotorvator, dam scoop and grass slasher. LSB $85 000.00
Telephone contact numbers 0913868057 or 0913511616



WANTED FOR RENT, LARGE WAREHOUSE/BUILDING IN CBD,
WITH INDOOR TOILETS. LONG TERM LEASE REQUIRED
CONTACT: FELICITY/DON PHONE: 09 74755-7 MOBILE: 0912 418 181 - FELICITY 0912 129 909 - DON

12) VEHICLES

For Sale

Lexus 300 G S

Full House A Bargain at $10000 Owner Leaving
To View Phone 245294 H or 011 214071 Cell

TOYOTA ESTIMA 6 SEATER MINI BUS, IN DAILY USE, OWNER LEAVING. HIGHEST CASH OFFER SECURES

PHONE: BYO 281066 FOR MORE DETAILS EMAIL: ziwadi@netconnect.co.zw

Vehicles Wanted.

We are looking for 2000 and up models TOYOTA or ISUZU pick ups.
Please phone office: 09474685 or 011214044 or 0912736294

Toyota Camry (Jap import), Very clean car in immaculate condition, well maintained, comfortable cruising car (automatic)... $4000
Contact Ali 0912 398 815



SALE! SALE! SALE!

ERF L10 HORSE WITH HELPER EXCEL ERF L10 18 TON RIGID NEEDS A GEAR BOX TRIEXCEL STEEL TRAILER 30 TON FLAT DECK 2 FRONT EXCELS FOR ERF OR FORDEN REAR DIFF FOR ERF COMPLETE WITH SHOES AND AIRDRUMS

TOYOTA HILUX SINGLE CAB TOYOTA HILUX DOUBLE CAB BODY ON WHEELS WITH A 2L2 ENGINE, NEEDS A CRAINSHAFT ANDA GEARBOX 29' TONNES LIMESTONE FLOUR

CALL 091 2 373 450/011 516/ 023 514 137

For sale:

1. Honda Odyssey New SAAPE year 2000 Tiptronicgearbox (both manual & auto matic same cell) immaculate & mint condition US$8 800.00 Negotiable

2. Volvo S70 Sedan Executive leather interior year 2000 immaculate US$11 000.00 Negotiable

3. Mitsubishi Pajero year 1992 very good runner new engine comes with old engine also intact both in & out US$ 7 000 Negotiable

Contact 011 606 286; 0913 288 918 or 244200 up to 9.30 am

Toyota Camry (Jap import),
Very clean car in immaculate condition, well maintained, comfortable cruising car (automatic)... $4000
Contact Ali 0912 398 815

Vehicles Wanted.

We are looking for 2000 and up models TOYOTA or ISUZU pick ups.
Please phone office: 09474685 or 011214044 or 0912736294

13) LIFTS WANTED AND OFFERED



14) SEEKING FRIENDS

I am working in Milton Keynes (UK) and have met an English lady (Lynda nee Patterson whose great, great uncle, Alfred (Alf) Patterson, owned the Carlton Hotel from 1900 to 1945. The only other details that she has, are that Alf died childless and left the hotel to his grandson (Robert Patterson, Lynda's grandfather), and that Robert left the country and either couldn't sell the hotel or sold it and couldn't get the money out. Might you, or anyone else that you are aware of, know anything else about the hotel. Lynda would love to hear anything, either factual about its history, or any anecdotes from former patrons.

Thanks very much.

Kind regards Des Widdop Des Widdop deswiddop@hotmail.com

15) SITUATIONS VACANT/ WANTED

JOB VACANCY - ACCOUNTING

We are looking for a professional person to join our team as an accounts manager to run the day to day accounting and administrative operations of our well established, reputable private company based in Bulawayo.

Job description:-
- Closing of the accounting books - Verifying and reconciling general ledger transactions, accounts payable, accounts receivable, expenses, payroll, fixed assets or any other ledger accounts and verifying their accuracy - Performing reconciliations and correcting accounting entries as needed - Maintaining accurate payroll records - Completing monthly VAT returns and all other tax remittances required - Supporting the financial manager in the preparation of the statutory annual accounts and income tax returns - Preparing monthly financial and operating reports - Establishing and maintaining accounting practices to ensure accurate and reliable data necessary for business operations

Requirements:- - Experience with Pastel and Belina Payroll programs (thorough knowledge of each program is a must) - At least 5 years experience as an accounts manager - Knowledge of Zimbabwe tax requirements and regulations - Able to manage a small support team and be team oriented - Analytical and organizational skills - Knowledge of IFRS/IAS is a plus
Salary and benefits:- Will be disclosed at interview stage Contact details:- All interested candidates please forward your CV's and contact details to the following e-mail address and we will contact you to arrange an interview:- accountsvacancy@yahoo.com

Situations Wanted

trained,well groomed mature and experienced house keepers{maids} all ages. contact aprons & babies housekeepers: 091-2 -803-593;09-883209. 011-920-774./091-3-886-434
cleaning services/laundry,childminding,hospitality,gardening:landscaping educational tours.

SITUATION WANTED

Mature lady looking for secretarial/reception position. Hotel, front line reception and public relations experience in South Africa. Recently returned to Zimbabwe. Please contact Lorraine on 0913534771 or Candace on 0912981305 / 70367 (w) for further details or CV.

ACCOUNTING SERVICES:
For all your Accounting needs from Bookkeeping to Financial Statements and Taxation, by an experienced professional. Please call 230 541 mornings

Situations Wanted

Domestic Maid looking for a permanent job. Very hard worker and very pleasant manner. Does not cook and will require accommodation.

Tel. 242064 or 011 630998

22 year old female looking for a job.Just completed her studies at Solusi University where she was doing a B.A in Peace and Conflict Studies with a minor in Development studies and also holds a certificate in counseling and therapy.

contact : abrahampretty@yahoo.co.uk

SEEKING EMPLOYMENT.

Pensioner -gentleman seeking employment as stores/security or anything urgently.

Please phone : 09 201904 or cell : 0912 369 016

16) SERVICES

THE PREFERRED TREE CUTTER IS MR HADJIT ... REFERENCES AVAILABLE AND RECOMMENDATIONS BY SATISFIED GARDENERS.

TELEPHONE 023896375

17) HEALTH AND BEAUTY

NOTICE : Don't Purchase or Renew your Medical Insurance Cover until you've read this!

FACT: MULTIMED can save you money

If you are about to purchase or renew your medical insurance, or if you have a combination of local Medical Aid together with an International policy, please be advised that MULTIMED can offer you similar or better cover for less premium. MULTIMED offers a wide range of cover, from Emergency & Hospital only to our comprehensive package which includes dental, maternity, GP consultations, drugs, and many others.
For MULTIMED quotations, please contact our Bulawayo Agents, Dwala Insurance Services, on 230708 or e mail us on dstephens@netconnect.co.zw or alocke@netconnect.co.zw Or alternatively pop in to their office situated at 63 Heyman Rd, Suburbs, Bulawayo and Des or Audrey will give you a full run down of the products available.

DESTRESS
SPEND SOME ME TIME TREAT YOUR SELF TO AN INDEAN HEAD MASSAGE FULL BODY GLOW & MASQUE..
CONTACT CLINIQUE CARESS TELL 60160 CELL 011701277 OR EMAIL USE ON inky@gator.co.zw

Try REFLEXOLOGY , REIKI or INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE

for relaxation, increased energy & restoring your body to a healthy balance.

R100 for an hour treatment. Children half an hour and half price.

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE. PHONE JANE DAUTH ON 240626 FOR APPOINTMENTS.

18) TUITION

PRIVATE FRENCH TUTOR

Required for 14 year old boy who leaves Zimbabwe to be educated in France in September 2010. His conversational French needs to be near perfect by then. Is there anyone out there who can help?

Please call Celine on 68439 or e-mail celine@mlc.co.zw

DANCE CLASSES FOR EVERYONE!
Classes started on 14th September - come and join in the fun!
MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS (5.15pm): HIP HOP with Paul Teasdale.
TUESDAYS (5.30pm): 'FUN FUSION' with Kelly Bentley - a mix of easy exercises, belly dancing and fun dance - to exercise, energise & enjoy and to celebrate you and your body with confidence.

THURSDAYS (5.30pm): 'FREE SPIRIT' with Kelly Bentley - to de-stress and unwind - therapy for the soul, including relaxation exercises, breathing, yoga, guided meditation, and free dancing. And starting Friday 23rd October...
FRIDAYS (5.00pm - 5.45pm): BALLROOM and LATIN AMERICAN DANCE with Lesley Clift - beginner classes for Children
FRIDAYS (6.00pm - 7.00pm): BALLROOM and LATIN AMERICAN DANCE with Lesley Clift - beginner classes for Adults
NO PARTNER??? LADIES ONLY 'LEARN TO DANCE' JUST FOR FUN - BALLROOM AND LATIN AMERICAN - BRING A FRIEND OR COME ON YOUR OWN
Times to be confirmed - classes starting late October. Please reserve your place with Lesley or Kelly. See details below.

All classes at: The Women's Institute, Cecil Avenue, Hillside (between Garage next to Hillside Spar, and Hillside Bridge Club) Please arrive early as classes will start on time. If you would like to arrange further classes at alternative times for a group of adults or children, or for more info, please contact: Kelly Bentley: Ph: 241893 (h), 0913 660 940, Email: kellyshaun33@gmail.com Classes in contemporary dance, physical theatre, acting, drama, public speaking and voice work also available on request, for groups and individuals, adults and children.

Paul Teasdale: Ph: 882906 (w), 0912 368 010 Email: zentertainmentzim@gmail.com Classes in fire poi and fire staff available on request. Lesley Clift: Phone 0912 239 127, Email: lesley@zol.co.zw
PRIVATE LESSONS BY ARRANGEMENT. SOCIAL OR COMPETITIVE. 'EVERYONE CAN DANCE'!! No class this Tuesday 6th October or Thursday 8th October. Classes resume next week. Paul Teasdale Managing Director Tel: +263 9 882906 Fax: +263 9 79515 Skype: paul.teasdale2

TUTION
GERMAN LANGUAGE COURSES FOR BEGINNERS

German Language Course Classes ,starting on 21st Sept.2009,from 5pm to 6:30pm. 10 Lessons,every Monday and Wednesday. Contact us now to register!!

For further enquiries contact :

(09)68929,011-798693,0912-462762.

EXPERIENCED TEACHER OFFERS EXTRA PRIMARY SCHOOL TUITION IN ALL SUBJECTS.
CONTACT MISS H. BATTY ON (09) 60431 or 023 514 819

MISS BATTY TEACHES IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT OF BULAWAYO.

Is your son or daughter having difficulty with O or A Level Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry?

Do the A Level classes contain 30 students rather than 10? Classes this size do not allow for much individual help.

If so, I can coach your son or daughter in the above subjects, having had 35 years experience teaching these subjects. I take only one student at a time, which ensures that the student has individual attention and help.

Are you having problems with expensive inflexible payrolls? If so, I can develop an extremely reasonably priced tailor made payroll system for your business, mine, farm or institution.
I also offer computer courses in MS Windows operating system, MS Word word processing, MS Excel spreadsheet, MS Access database, MS Project Project Design, desk top publishing, AutoCAD computer aided design, MS Outlook Express e-mail, Internet browsing and search, Corel Draw, Corel PhotoPaint graphic design and digital photography.
Please contact ColRose Consultants and ask to speak to Colin. Cell: 091 2 353 817 e-mail: colrose@yoafrica.co.zw

English lessons offered from the beginning classes to A Level by qualified and experienced teacher.
Phone Cynthia Taylor 242321

19) MISCELLANEOUS

The following is a list of ORIGINAL dvd's for sale (at R 50.00 each) : Please phone Byo 247074

GENERAL DVD'S Big Bend it like Beckham BOXED SET OF 3 - Bride & Prejudice / Jersey Girl / Bruce Almighty (R150.00) Bulletproof Monk Calendar Girls Constantine Da Vinci Code, The Eight Below Erin Brockovich Hair Spray Hidalgo Meet Joe Black Oliver Twist BOXED SET OF 6 - Oprah Winfrey (R250.00) Road to Perdition Scent of a Woman Secret Garden, The Shall we Dance? Space Cowboys Spy Game The Devil wears Prada Who Framed Roger Rabbit You, Me & Dupree BOXED SET OF 4 - Back to the Future 1, 2, 3, & 4 (R 150.00)

WALT DISNEY CLASSICS Bambi Bazil the Great Mouse Detective Black Cauldron, The Fun & Fancy Free Hercules Hunchback of Notre Dame Lion King Melody Time Oliver and Company Oliver Twist Pete's Dragon Pocahontas Rescuers Down Under, The Rescuers, The Tarzan
OTHER CARTOONS Atlantis Happy Feet Sinbad Thumbelina Madagascar
MUSICAL MOVIES Flashdance High School Musical Oliver! - The Musical (x 2 copies)
MUSIC CONCERTS / PERFORMANCES Alanis Morrisette - jagged Little Pill Live Anastasia - Live At Last Anastasia - The Video Collection Il Divo - Live at the Greek Theatre Tina Turner - Celebrate Moby - Go, the very best of. NATURE PROGRAMMES March of the penguins OTHER Englands Greatest Ever NON-ORIGINAL DVD'S Corpse's Bride, The Madagascar (these 2 are R20.00 each)

Has anyone out there got a TREAD MILL they would like to sell.
If so please contact me Nicola Gouma on 61280 work or at home 259747 cell 0913877525. Many thanks.



Elderly Gentleman from Garden Park, has a set of German long play records to sell.
If you are interested, please contact Mrs. A Wheeler at B2, Garden Park. Tel no 231028 ;



ACOL CHEMICAL BULAWAYO AND HARARE

As bulk importers of chemicals, Acol Chemical is able to assure our customers of quality chemicals at the best possible prices.

Acol has a vast range of Chemicals, which include:

Hydrochloric Acid 30% (Pool Acid) 25kg Polycans
HTH (Calcium Hypochlorite) 70% 50kg and 5kg Polycans
Aluminium Sulphate 50kg Bags
Caustic Soda 25kg Bags
Hydrogen Peroxide 50% 30kg Polycans

For these and any other of our vast range of chemicals please contact:
ACOL BULAWAYO, 37 Plumtree Road, Belmont.
Joshua Moyo Ray Chiridza Tiffany Roberts Noel Edington Tel 09 470 481 / 5, Fax 09 470 486, Email acolbyo@acolchem.co.zw

ACOL HARARE, 670 Leyland Road, Ardbennie
Johnathan James Ben Ajidah Dean Griffin

Kids Parties:
Parties 4 Kids - a new service available in Bulawayo. We will do everything!! Party invitations, decor, Birthday cake, catering, party packs and entertainment. Hundreds of themes to choose from. We will provide a venue or set up in your home.
For quotations and bookings please call Vikki on 09-281122 or email parties4kids@live.com

We desperately need the help of others in these days, where our patients are exceeding our income. Many are sleeping on the cold cement floors without sheets or blankets. We can only do as much for them as our sponsors can help us. So please help us to help others.
We will take ANYTHING that you do not use, from books, magazines. wool. linens old clothes... furnitures ornaments etc etc. Please do not hesitate to contact us on telephone 77972 Thanking you in anticipation.
Yours in Hospice
Peggy Schonken Director.



Noel Mangwarira Tel 04 621 401 / 4 Fax 04 621 405 Email acolhre@acolchem.co.zw



Wanting a SPIT done, whether it be Beef, Lamb, Pork and sometimes Wart Hog,
contact Ian Johnston for expert advice on cell 011 215373, or 237240. e-mail jicsjohnston@zol.co.zw

Need ADVICE and HELP planning a WEDDING / BIRTHDAY / CELEBRATION?
IAN JOHNSTON is the very knowledgeable person to assist you.

For further details call IAN JOHNSTON on 237240 or 011 215 373

e-mail jicsjohnston@zol.co.zw

ANTE NATAL CLASSES

If you are PREGNANT and want to know all about pregnancy, LABOUR and what to do with your NEWBORN BABY look no further. I offer a PROFESSIONAL COURSE of 6 classes giving you LOTS of information that you'll need to know and answer your queries.

I offer a CONDENSED COURSE for "out of townwers" or women who have transport problems.

I can also be your "BIRTH ATTENDANT" / "DOULA" and be with you in hospital while you're in labour helping you to BREATHE, PANT and PUSH properly.
Please contact SISTER JAN JOHNSTON on (H) 237240 or 011 728 350 or 0912749749 or (W) 474277 or 466741 - 8 am to midday e-mail jicsjohnston@zol.co.zw

BATTERY CENTRE

UNIT 2 BIRKENHEAD COMMERCIAL PARK 43 JOSIAH CHINAMANO RD BELMONT BULAWAYO TELEPHONE: O9 887430/887434 E MAIL:batterycentre@scandi.co.zw

DISTRIBUTORS OF TAURUS BATTERIES QUALITY YOU CAN RELY ON!

FREE DELIVERY WITHIN THE BULAWAYO AREA FREE BATTERY TESTING BATTERY CHARGING ONLY R 30.00 OR $ 4.00

PLEASE CALL PETER OR ATINOS FOR QUOTATIONS AND PRICES OR JUST CALL IN WE WILL BE ONLY TO HAPPY

THE PREFERRED TREE CUTTER IS MR HADJIT ... REFERENCES AVAILABLE AND RECOMMENDATIONS BY SATISFIED GARDENERS.

TELEPHONE 023896375



Young geese available
Please call Jenny Bickle on 0912 255951



Books available in Zimbabwe
from South African publisher, 30 Degrees South, including Zimbabwe history, military history, travel and tourism, wildlife and a variety of other subjects, including books written by Zimbabwean authors. Catalogue available by e-mail or internet download. Booksellers welcome to enquire.
Contact: andrew@field.co.zw or visit http://justandrewinzimbabwe.wordpress.com/book-distribution/ Please SMS 011-601416 and leave your e-mail address with the word 'catalogue'.



TREASURE TROVE
A Gift from the Heart to touch a Heart!

We manufacture cast and design gold and silver Jewellery, Copper-tech, SIlver soldier, and Brazing rods.

Listed Below is only a small range of our Jewellery we cast, Wedding Sets Big Five range consisting of pendants, rings, chokers, charms, earrings, bracelets and figurines. Fashionable pendants, earrings, chokers, rings, chains, studs, bracelets, etc. Gold Wedding sets We offer a wide range of choice for Ladies, Gents and Children Watches
Contact Details: (09)60574, 77537, 887879, 886505, 0912431834 Email address: karryinvestments@gmail.com

WILLIAMS ENGINEERING
POWER YOU CAN RELY ON!! till end oct

JOHN DEERE AND PERKINS GENERATORS NOW IN STOCK.

JOHN DEERE RANGING FROM: 30kVA-125kVA PERKINS RANGING FROM: 40kVA-135kVA

WE SPECIALISE IN: GENERATORS, U.P.S'S, INVERTERS,BATTERY CHARGERS, VOLTAGE STABILISERS, REGULATORS. WE REPAIR, MANUFACTURE, SELL, INSTALL AND MAINTAIN ALL OF THE ABOVE. WE ALSO OFFER MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS...

CONTACT US ON: TEL: 77537/887879/0912262254 EMAIL: karryinvestments@gmail.com OR COME AND SEE US: Shop 7/8, Between Jason Moyo and Fife Street, 13th Ave.

ARTICLES FOR SALE
Ball and Claw Dining Room suite, Table, 6 chairs, Sideboard USD400 or NCO 3 round topped Tables, Diameter 70, 60 and 30cms, 35, 30 and USD 15 each or NCO 4 Table Lamps , 50cms high, USD 40 each or NCO 2 Dining Room chairs USD 20 each or NCO. 4 Teak Morris chairs[Baobab] USD 50 each or NCO 1 Office Desk[Isaacs,Cape Town] 8 drawers and Office Chair USD300 or NCO Pine Lounge Suite, 2 double seaters, 1 single seater USD 150 or NCO Bedroom Suite [Mirco] 2 single beds with mattresses, headboard , dressing table and stool USD250 or NCO
Tel 09 240977



ELECTRICAL GATES & SERVICES SYSTEMS

We at Electrical Gates have the following in stock:

New gate motors. New video intercoms, remotes, all types of Nova - Smart, CD Boards batteries, power supply for DS motors. We also convert existing gates . Looking forward to solving your problems.

Free advice keep your gate rail clean. Never put oil or greese on your gate wheels or rack.
Please contact EDWARD PIWA P O Box 6151 Morningside Bulawayo 0912 105 490 011 346 140 011 566 160 0192 857 047 0912 987 792 023 316 853

SUMMERTIME NEW CLOTHES FOR SALE

3/4 JEANS IN FASHION COLORS, BOOTLEGS, SKINNIES IN VARIOUSCOLORS & SIZES, ALSO AVAILABLE, SHORTS, SKIRTS, DRESSERS, T SHIRTS, BLOUSES, TRACKSUITS, HOODIES & JERSEYS. CONTACT; +263 9 240390, +263 913 376815, +263 912 684850

TAG CLOTHING SHIRTS, SKIRTS, SHORTS, LONG TROUSERS SAFARI JACKETS HUNTING VESTS FIELD JACKETS For Gents & Ladies SAFARI OVERALLS IN MOSS, OLIVE & KHAKI
Cell; +263 912 684850, +263 913 376815, +263 9 240390 Email; ronney_reid@yahoo.com



Kershelmar dairies
have introduced a new range of water based fruit juices. They come in five different flavours, Orange, Litchi, Orange / Mango, Peach / Apricot and Tropical Fruit. They are packed in 300 ml sachets and are ideal for school tuck shops, Company canteens Children's Lunch Boxes etc . The cost is a remarkable US$ 8 per tube of 30 units
Please contact Kershelmar Sales on 461359, 461369, 461418 or 461352



GUMPOLES GALORE

Quality creosote and CCA treated gumpoles available.

Phone 091 2244855 or 011 402815 or email paradise@yoafrica.com for sizes and prices.

Discount given for large orders.

M & M Hire Service
9th Ave R Mugabe way Bulawayo Tel 883967/0912 881 943 Email - papas@yoafrica.com

We have the following items to hire for corporate and social Events.

Tressel Tables,Plastic white Chairs with arms Table Cloths,Overlays, Chaffing Dishes,Crockery,Cutlery,Glassware.



LOOKING FOR A GOOD QUALITY EXERCISE BIKE.
CONTACT R. ROBERTS ON 67531. OR kbdfa@yoafrica.com

WISEOWLS PUBLICATIONS.
(Email: wiseowls@gatorzw.com) (small letters).

DELIVERY OF STRAIGHT CROSSWORD PUZZLES BY E-MAIL DIRECT TO YOUR IN-BOX STARTING 1st OCTOBER NEXT.

2 Puzzles per week @ R. 16 or US $ 2 per month. 3 puzzles per week @ R. 24 or US $ 3 per month.

Various degrees of difficulty. If interested kindly e-mail the above address as follows:
"Yes, I like crosswords !!" I want to receive ........ (2 or 3) per week. My e-mail address is: ......................................... My name is : .......................................... Payment instructions will be given when the bank accounts have become operational.
Puzzles are also available in booklet form, just advise name and e-mail address of your favourable outlet and they will be asked to stock them. All subscriptions start from the 1st day of each month. Have lots of fun solving the attached sample of a crossword puzzle.
Your editor,
D.WISSELO (a.k.a. wiseowls)

House Boat, approx 10 by 3 metres, with 70 HP 3 Cylinder Motor, presently moored at Mlibizi (Quinns place).
6 Metal gerry cans I Upright Freezer- Mains Only 1 Chest Deep Freezer - Gas Only Set of Air Horns Set of Golf Clubs with Bag - Wilsons I Hammock ! Portable Braai Rotisserie

Phone 242559 Jack for further details on any of the above

BATTERY CENTRE
UNIT 2 BIRKENHEAD COMMERCIAL PARK 43 JOSIAH CHINAMANO ROAD BELMONT BULAWAYO
TELEPHONE NUMBERS 09 887430/887434

DISTRIBUTORS OF TAURUS BATTERIES QUALITY YOU CAN RELY ON!

PLEASE CONTACT PETER OR ATINOS FOR QUOTATIONS AND PRICES OR JUST CALL IN WE WILL BE ONLY TO HAPPY TO HELP YOU.

ZIMINSURE :

VEHICLES - HOUSES - BUSINESS

INSURE EVERYTHING ON LINE FROM THE COMFORT OF HOME / OFFICE OR CALL US. EFFICIENT HASSLE FREE PERSONAL SERVICE AND CLAIMS COLLECTION. CONTACT US FOR A QUOTE ON INFO@ZIMINSURE.COM, OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.ZIMISURE.COM.

GIVE US A CALL ON 09 883081 / 4 FOR A QUOTATION. CLIVE TERRY TRUST INSURANCE BROKERS.

LAURA'S SHOPPING SERVICES
To all my old and new customers. Please note I will be operating from my new premises
No 94 Leander Avenue Hillside BULAWAYO
Tele 240081 cell 091 2 235 730 As from Friday 2nd October 2009
My next trip will be on the 6th October 2009



FOR SALE

OUTBOARD MOTOR FORCE 40 MISSING PROP AND GEAR HOUSING COVER POWER HEAD IN VERY GOOD CONDITION CONTACT MIKE AT RIVER CAFE 011367647.

Warehouse Full of Goods for Sale

House hold furniture Electrical Appliance Fencing Droppers Generators Spares Baby Prams & Accessories Kitchenware Fishing Rods Boat Motor Flower Pot Stands Steel Plate And lots more, reasonable pricing

To view by appointment please contact 888769



AUTO ELECTRICAL REPAIRS
to any vehicle, plant equipment, Boats, trailers, pontoons, etc. We repair starters, alternators, wiper motors. We also procure spares from Neighboring countries such as RSA on order. We charge and sell automatic batteries.

Special rates to fleet owners, school vehicles and old age pensioners. Call Perma-Kleen Auto Electrical on 462760 or 0912220912, Email francos@mweb.co.zw. 23 Plumtree Road, Belmont. Between Post Office and Standard Bank opp Astra Steel, cnr 23rd Avenue and Plumtree Road.



WANTED

OUTBOARD MOTOR IN GOOD CONDITION 60 HP COMPLETE CONTACT MIKE AT RIVER CAFE 011367647

For Sale
New Ocean Dishwasher USD350 New Denon Surround Speakers USD130 New NCF Window Frame USD100
For further details Phone Tim on 259210 or 0912264306

MEIKLES STORE BULAWAYO
Has Unpacked exciting imported goods in different departments
MENSWEAR DEPT
Van Heusen double cuff shirts with matching ties,Cufflings, Classic imported suits, designer jeans ,Vesacce shirts and trousers T/shirts in assorted colours and Golf T/Shirts and Designer boxer shorts.
YOUNG MEN DEPT
Available are imported mens drill jackets, silky jackets, Robbins Denim trousers And Travis Zip Off Cargo Trousers.
SMALL ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE DEPT
We have just received a wide range of KENWOOD Products such as Food steamer Slow cooker Rice cooker Sandwich maker Steam/dry Irons Two Slice toasters and Sharp 21" television.
KITCHENWARE DEPT
In stock are, flip top Bin Pedal bin Drawer organizer Measuring Jugs Vacuum Flasks All in Addisware .
MEIKLES MICA HARDWARE
Available are 10 kg maize seed plough shares plough landslide generators 5kg and 10kg fertilisers cutting and grinding disc.
CLICKS STORES( LOCATED AT BULAWAYO CENTER AND CORNER FIFE ST AND 9TH AVENUE}
Available are Reading glasses cordless kettles kango products mens socks oh!heavenly body lotion ladies and mens fragrances water glasses picture frames safeway electrical scales and many more.
Also available are ,all types of air time and Econet 0914 lines

FIBREGLASS CANOE WANTED PLEASE.
Cell 011 209 517.



ERIDENE (Professionally Re-manufactured Cartridges)

We would like to thank all Customers for their continued support and loyalty and are glad to be back under the new management of Lauren and Paul Lecluse. We are situated at the following address 119 Marimba Road Matsheumhlope Bulawayo Zimbabwe

Phone: 280 861 / 011 400 851 / 011 203 348 Email: Eridenebyo@yoafrica.com

WE COLLECT AND DELIVER FREE OF CHARGE AND ALL WORK IS 100% GUARANTEED

New 'FISHING EQUIPMENT / ACCESSORIES' outlet in Bulawayo.

38 Samuel Parirenyatwa Street, Cnr. 2nd Avenue.

Contact No. 76654 or 011 208 244 - Harold Skinner or Brian Macklin.

Well worth a visit - come in and see for yourself.

Lucerne for sale (ex-Beitbridge): Small and large orders (for collection only).
Contact Digby or Vanessa Bristow at dbristow@limpopo.co.za or phone +27 83 285 0064 (regret Zim landline not working).

General House/Factory Maintenance. Bathroom Vogue. You have tried others,now try the the experts in Bathroom installations,Bath and Basin re- enameling,tiling,painting,plumbing,electrical,carpentry and general repairs. Tel: 09 68741/ 09 66537 or Sean 0912 323 138 or Dion 0912 216 998.



TENDELE CRAFTS

We are up and running and have a lovely selection of interesting and unique hand-crafted items including: - Jewellery , Textiles , wooden items , card and paper products , glassware , mobiles , wire and bead artifacts and much more.

Lots of new stock including 2010 Verandah Gallery calendars.

Drop in and browse around. Lynne and Rita would be pleased to see you. Now situated in pleasant surroundings at 47A Napier Ave.Hillside. Open everyday 9am - 4 pm and Sat. mornings.
Phone - 236181 cell 011 703 431 or Rita cell 0912 841 717

FOR SALE.

1 X rifle Savage 22410 caliber

Please phone : 09 201904 or cell : 0912 369 016



RIVER SAND, PIT SAND, STONE
From bags to truckloads! - Delivered or you can collect.

Call - Chris or Priscilla - 240107, 023421231, 011748245, 0912303269

Email -chrispris@netconnect.co.zw



For Sale
New Ocean Dishwasher USD350 New Denon Surround Speakers USD130 New NCF Window Frame USD100
For further details Phone Tim on 259210 or 0912264306

CARING IN THE UK
CORINIUM CARE is an independent agency arranging twenty-four hour care for the elderly and infirm in their own homes in the UK. We expect carers to look after our clients with the same compassion as they would a member of their own family by helping them perform the activities of daily living. The degree of care depends very much on individual circumstances and carers are given detailed information before agreeing to accept a position. The daily rate ranges between 65.00 and 95.00 and travel expenses are paid by the client.

Before being registered as carers with our agency applicants are required to undergo a 5 day in- house induction and training course supported by an in-house ongoing training programme advising carers on all aspects of the job within the confines of the client's home. We provide round the clock support and guidance should any problems arise whilst on an assignment. Requirements are:- British/EU Passport or Right ofAbode/Ancestral Visa Qualities needed:- Caring relies on your attitude and ability to be compassionate, patient and understanding. Certain qualities make a better carer, ie. Flexibility, cheerfulness and a good sense of humour. Should you wish to apply/need additional information, contact:- Jenny Osborne Tel:- (04) 850271 or Cell:- 0912 324 333 or Email: jenny@corinium.co.zw



For Quality and Professional Repairs and Painting of both Industrial and Domestic Buildings. If you want an expensive cheap job phone the Fly by nites When you want a quality job, phone LONG TERM BUILDERS.

Repairs: Gutters Repaired or replaced as the need may be. Roof Leaks stopped. Window Glazing. Ceiling repairs

Painting: Domestic Residences. Industrial Buildings and Factories. Preparation of all surfaces needing painting. Roof Painting. Brick work. Woodwork.

Tiling and Paving: Driveways done with paving bricks and key blocks. Wall tiling. Floor Tiling. Both Ceramic and Vinyl We do supply Paving Key Blocks for your drive ways: Prices on request: Phone Bigboy on 0912 893056 CONSTRUCTION: Building of Houses Bills of Quantities Estimates Quotations House Re-furbishments Extensions Please note, we do charge for B.o.Q.
ELECTRICALS
Industrial Installations Wiring of Houses All Electrical Repairs We do guarantee our workmanship Please note: We do charge for Bills of Quantities
Reference: Mr. Jim Davidson of John Pocock: Mrs. Brenda Conradie of Ilanda Bulawayo
Phone Rob.on Bulawayo 244491 ONLY BETWEEN 08:00A.M. AND 12:00 P.M or 091 2312 608 or Bigboy on 0912 893056 anytime of day.

NEED YOUR LAWN MOWED AND TRIMMED

Call: 011 220 627 or 246727



GATE AND HOME SECURITY

DON CREMER

FOR REPAIRS AND INSTALLATIONS OF ALARM SYSTEMS, ELECTRIC GATE MOTORS, INTERCOMS AND SWIMMING POOL PUMPS.

PLEASE NOTE OUR PHONE NUMBER HAS CHANGED TO 0913 284 909

ON ELECTRICAL for all your electrical requirements. No job is too big or too small.

Telephone 0912 742 708 or 211428



For all your PLUMBING / ELECTRICAL / REFRIGERATION installations, maintenance or repairs - domestic or industrial.
Contact Rob Sinclair on Byo 226188 or cell 023 894 793 email chtommy@mweb.co.zw

TEAK FURNITURE
- BAOBAB INDUSTRIES
- SOLID HAND-MADE TEAK PRODUCTS FOR 18 YEARS WIDE RANGE FOR THE HOME, HOTELS & LODGES CUSTOM DESIGNS FROM YOUR PICTURES OR DRAWINGS NEW OUTDOOR RANGE OF ENTERTAINMENT FURNITURE FACTORY PRICES TO THE PUBLIC! - BIG SAVINGS VIEW OUR AVAILABLE STOCK AT BEST PRICES
WEB SITE: www.africateak.com E-MAIL: baobab@yoafrica.com

CONTACT: GARY DEYSEL, BRIAN SINCLAIR, GAIL TOMMY
+263 9 60319 +263 9 881592 +263 9 76523 +263 11 201138 PLEASE NOTE: MR. PETER MARUME (011 643 465) NO LONGER REPRESENTS BAOBAB IND.

TIMBERLAND WINDOWS AND DOORS (ESTABLISHED 1985)
10 BON ACCORD RD. STEELDALE P.O.BOX FM 252 FAMONA, BULAWAYO ZIMBABWE
PHONE 263 9 66997 OR 885906 - 9 FAX 69969
Webside www.teakland.com

Manufacturers of custom hand made Teak door, windows and furniture to customers specification. Suppliers to hotels, safari camps, private residence, individuals and Taxidermists. Exports to South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia. Factory direct prices.
Contact John Hewitt Cell 0913 254 462 Email johnteak@netconnect.co.zw Trish Fenn Cell 011 411 930 / 0912 280 243 email timberland@netconnect.co.zw Shadreck Nyoni Cell 011432 530 / 0913 284 481 Email timber2@netconnect.co.zw Cheryl van der Walt Cell 011 405 541 Terence Hewitt Cell 011 401 761



VEHICLE SERVICING AND REPAIRS
FOR FREE INSPECTION OF YOUR VEHICLE PLUS HONEST AND PERSONALIZED ATTENTION REGARDING YOUR SERVICING AND MECHANICAL REPAIR NEEDS.
CALL 0912 324 294 OR BRING YOUR VEHICLE IN FOR IT'S FREE INSPECTION AND ASK FOR WAYNE SITUATED WITHIN THE TECHNIM PREMISES ALONG DONCASTER RD. (FIFE ST EXTENSION BELMONT)

AUTO ELECTRICAL REPAIRS
to any vehicle, plant equipment, Boats, trailers, pontoons, etc. We repair starters, alternators, wiper motors. We also procure spares from Neighboring countries such as RSA on order. We charge and sell automatic batteries.

Special rates to fleet owners, school vehicles and old age pensioners. Call Perma-Kleen Auto Electrical on 462760 or 0912220912, Email francos@mweb.co.zw.
23 Plumtree Road, Belmont. Between Post Office and Standard Bank opp Astra Steel, cnr 23rd Avenue and Plumtree Road.

Warehouse Full of Goods for Sale

House hold furniture Electrical Appliance Fencing Droppers Generators Spares Baby Prams & Accessories Kitchenware Fishing Rods Boat Motor Flower Pot Stands Steel Plate And lots more, reasonable pricing

To view by appointment please contact 888769

20) TIDBITS


Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence
- Albert Einstein




PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MIRROR CAN ONLY DEAL WITH E MAIL QUERIES, PLEASE DO NOT PHONE IN YOUR ADVERTS AND QUERIES... ONLY E-MAILS WILL BE CONSIDERED
ADVERTISERS !!
Do you need to advertise? Are you struggling to get hold of cash? Would you like to help Edith Duly Nursing Home? Then please give Leila a call on 203022 or 205825 as we have a number of needs that you may be able to assist us with, in lieu of cash donations Thank you to the wonderful public of Bulawayo for their ongoing kindness and support. email - magskriel@mac. com for information on how to place your advert."