Morning Mirror Edition 366 - 22/12/2009




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1) Editorial

SPRING CLEANING BLUES !

When we were young brides, it was far more the "in thing" to have a Kirby than a Ferrari !!

Now a Kirby Carpet Cleaner is very much sought after.

I will always remember the young woman who came to the house to demonstrate the famous Kirby !! She absolutely delighted in showing one just how much ghastly dirt we had accumulate during our first years as young brides.

Mother would have torn her hair out and rent her garments in despair ...

The Kirby demo model had a clear, see-through vent at the front, which actually SHOWED one's dastardly dirt, one's millions of house dust mites, ones scabies and phytogentic blots...

As a young blushing bride, how was I to know that one's mattress could double its weight in ten years due to dust mites and their debris ??

How was I to know that the rushing sound in my ears was not HeeHoo whispering sweet nothings to me, Oh no it was not the blood rushing in my ears. Uh-uh. It was the dust mites, chewing on one's sloughed-off skin.

It was all very humiliating, one's friends would somehow learn of the Kirby Girl's visit, and all come by for a glimpse of one's geophagy, to taunt one's feculents, to maliciously mock one's mire and muck, to even jibe at one's jarble !!

Oh yes, Ninette, now living safely in Perth, how well I remember we each purchased a Kirby simultaneously, and you came over for morning coffee. It was with some glee that you stayed to gloat over the view of my matrimonial mattress pickings, but revenge was sweet when I coerced the Kirby Girl into advising me of your demo day !!

Well our Kirby days came and went with the demise of my dearest darling Charlie. He was the only person with enough grey matter to work out how to use the new fangled Kirby !! And when he passed on to a better world, the Kirby has remained in its box ever since.

I did ask for lessons and Claire Einhorn very kindly came over to show me how, but hey ho, twas not to be, that darn fangled machine still has me completely foxed.

And so I resorted to another wonderful fellow called Milford, part of Matabele Steam Laundry's executive express. In a flash Milford had my matrimonial mattress, my carpets and curtains sweet smelling and fragrantly clean.

But history has a hapless habit of repeating itself, and somehow, friends flocked from far and wide to watch, as Milford proudly produced the coagulated filthy water which had emanated from my haphazard household !!

A chorus of delight from my so called "friends" as bucket after bucket of swill went past the tea table as Milford fielded and wielded his fancy cleaning machine ...

They were not in the least bit interested in my scientific mumblings about a person shedding 40 pounds of skin scales in a lifetime. Not impressed at all were they at my knowledge that "a six-year-old pillow can have a tenth of its weight consisting of old skin, mold, dead mites, and mite dung," they just wanted to see how much dirt Milford was gathering in his fancy smancy carpet cleaner.....

Spiteful ? Malicious ? Oh no, not my dear girlfriends !! Goodness me imagine just what they will be saying about me at bridge tomorrow.

Mutter mutter ....



2) Notices

Xmas Party by X Bat Cave and X Tin Cup 24 December 2009

Come and start your xmas celebrations with ex Bat Cave and Tin Cup!
24 December 2009 at Tin Cup Driving Range
Tickets available at the US$5.00
Venue: Tin Cup during range
Open : 09: 00 till late
This will be the best party this year...come and join us!



FALCON COLLEGE

OPEN DAY 2010

For Prospective Parents and their sons in Grade 6 & 7
Date: Friday 15th January 2010
Venue: Falcon College
Time: 10.00am for tea and registration, followed by Presentations and Tours of the College. Lunch will be available in the Todd Hall, after which you may enjoy the various Clubs and Societies and afternoon sports.
All Welcome
RSVP by 4th December bints@netconnect.co.zw or 09 65683 falcontob@netconnect.co.zw or 64364

MILTON HIGH SCHOOL

100 YEARS

THE BIGGEST OF ALL PARTIES !

All old Milton pupils are invited to gather for a great celebration. Milton School turns 100 years old in 2010. Make plans now to come and attend the occasion - a wonderful chance to meet up with old friends, talk about old times and to support the school that gave you an education second to none.
PROPOSED PROGRAMME
Thursday 23 September School tour and evening braai
Friday 24 September Golf day
Saturday 25 September Gala dinner
The following have also been proposed and can be arranged depending on numbers :-
Day in the Matopos
Lake Kariba (Binga) fishing trip
Victoria Falls and/or Hwange Game Reserve trip
Accommodation and transport can be arranged At this stage the organizing committee needs feedback as to whom might be interested in attending and who wants to book for the various activities.
For further info and to make bookings please go on the Milton website www.oldmiltonians.com and visit The Common Room
PLEASE NOTE : All Old Milton pupils in the Bulawayo area - there will be a social evening at Hartsfield rugby ground in the evening of 20 January 2010. Come along to meet your friends and to hear what the plans are for the year. " Here is no ancient pile all stained and scarred by centuries of rain and blasting storm "

Dear Parent, Guardian or Grandparent,

We are proud to announce that our Holiday Stage School will be running from the 4th to the 8th of January at the Moth Hall Theatre. Please see the advertisement attached.

There will be entertainment and training in Drama, Dance and Music, with two programmes: a) Youth Theatre for ages 12 to 18
b) Junior Stage School for ages 5 to 11

Each programme will accept beginners through to experienced actors, musicians and dancers. We are linked to two of South Africa's premier youth talent agencies, and students with potential will have their details passed to professional casting agents!
Please reply to this email or contact Jen Summers botswana@dramaafrica.com or phone or sms 71303492 for more information.
The Helen O'Grady Drama Academy - we love drama, parents love the results! Drama Botswana dramabotswana@gmail.com

Bulawayo Power Boat Club
at Lower Ncema Dam will be hosting a New Years Celebration with music by Simon Harvey. Full bar @ reasonable prices - please support the Club. Braai-packs will be on sale. Camping & ablutions available. Non-members entrance fees = R100/Adult & R50/Child U15 (includes camping.)

CALLING ALL CHRISTIAN BROTHER'S OLD BOYS AND FAMILIES
from this year to as far back as you can remember -
JOIN US FOR A FUN DAY AT THE CBC POOL
on Tuesday 22 December 2009 from 12 am onwards
Water polo games, food (sheep on the spit) and bar available. Bring deck chairs.

PAB AND THE ACADEMY

Tuesday 29 December : Titanic
Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
Winner of eleven Academy Awards, Titanic needs no introduction, but twelve years on we thought that people might like to see it again!...
Admission: $3.00 / R25.00

Friday 1 January 2010 : Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus
Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m. with a supper interval "Die Fledermaus" is always an enjoyable operetta but especially so in this highly entertaining performance from Covent Garden with Kiri te Kanawa, Hermann Prey and Benjamin Luxon. It has several surprises: one perhaps is that the conductor is Placido Domingo and another that the party scene, in addition to including the expected ballet as part of the entertainment, also involves Charles Aznavour and Hinge & Bracket as well as Merle Park & Wayne Eagling in a pas de deux specially choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton. The Daily Telegraph hailed the production as 'a summit of musical escapism'. Admission: $3.00 / R25.00

Friday 15 January 2010 : Verdi: Rigoletto
Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m. with a supper interval In this 1977 Met production of Rigoletto, the director used the 16th century Venetian painter Giorgione as his inspiration for the lavish sets and costumes. The musical side was in equally outstanding hands with Cornell McNeil as Rigoletto, Ileana Cotrubas Gilda, Placido Domingo the Duke and James Levine conducting 'with the command of Verdi that has often been his trademark... Everything made for a superb musical performance' [New York Post]. Admission: $3.00 / R25.00
Monday 18, Thursday 21 and Monday 25 January : Bleak House
Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m. By popular request, this outstanding BBC production of "Bleak House" will be shown again over three evenings , the first finishing around 10.15, the other two at 9.45

2010 New Years Party - Victoria Falls

Join us for New Years Falls Fest 2009-10 featuring SA's top band WATERSHED!!

Tickets are on sale now starting from USD25 per person, visit our website at www.vicfallsnewyear.com for further details or contact us direct at fallsfest@yoafrica.com.

Free camping available for all persons attending the party on the night of the 31st at the Restcamp
In addition we have lodges, chalets, dome tents & dormitories available...
There is no better way to see this year out than at Victoria Falls and we look forward to celebrating it with you!!

" Rock out Old Year, Roll in New Year"
at Bulawayo Country Club 1960's New Years Eve Dance.
Time: 7p.m. till Late
Music by Wayne & Vee
Limited tickets available from Bulawayo Country Club. To avoid dissappointment - Book early. Dress up in the 60's theme and win spot prizes.
Juicy Beef & Smoked Glazed Ham rolls with Salad available.

NEW YEARS EVE

IT'S PARTY TIME IN MOZAMBIQUE

IT'S PARTY TIME AT "SMUGGLERS" VILANCOULOS LIVE ENTERTAINMENT WITH: BUD COCKCROFT AND FRANK REYNOLDS
DATES:- 28TH DECEMBER 2009
NEW YEARS EVE
2ND JANUARY 2010
COME AND PARTY THE NIGHTS AWAY A GOOD TIME WILL BE HAD BY ALL SEE YOU THERE.

2010 New Years Party - Victoria Falls

Join us for New Years Falls Fest 2009-10 featuring SA's top band WATERSHED!!

Tickets are on sale now starting from USD25 per person, visit our website at www.vicfallsnewyear.com for further details or contact us direct at fallsfest@yoafrica.com.

Free camping available for all persons attending the party on the night of the 31st at the Restcamp
In addition we have lodges, chalets, dome tents & dormitories available...
There is no better way to see this year out than at Victoria Falls and we look forward to celebrating it with you!!

3) ROSES AND RASPBERRIES


4) CONGRATULATIONS



5) CONDOLENCES/ IN MEMORIUM/ WREATH FUNDS



6) PETS

SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

We would like to thank all involved with the running of our shop. This has been a difficult year but with the help of the very generous public of Bulawayo we have kept afloat. Thanks to Tony our ever present Guardian Angel, to Nick, Sharon, Tony and Romano, Dino and Margaret. To Maggs, without you we would not be able to advertise, to the ever generous public, to the ladies who freely give their time to our shop and to the customers we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We will be closed from 19 December until Tuesday 12 January 2010. If you have any goods to donate during this period please call 256463 or text a message to 0913 561708. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Remember fireworks traumatise animals, keep them safe. If you have lost a pet or see an injured or lost animal please call the kennels on 66578/66593

Gorgeous Toy Pom puppies for sale to good homes, ready to go mid December. Book now!
Beautiful fluffy kittens for sale to good homes, ready to go now!!! Don't delay!
Contact me on: 091 3 566 556 or (09) 241910

DOES ANYONE BREED BOUVIERS IN ZIMBABWE ?

LOVING HOME OFFERED BY DOTING HARARE FAMILY.

e mailDean Griffin griffind@acolchem.co.zw

SPCA would like to thank the following people/companies for their kind donations during the month of November 2009:-

Mr. J.A.Anderson, Mrs.S.E. Barry,Mr. Cooper, Haddon & Sly, Mr. Hung, K9 Dog Meal, Ms Mandy, Mr. Robinson, Mrs. Ursula Shaw, Specialised Business Machines, Mr. Van Vuuren, Mr. Vince,Mr. Walsh, Zim Foam, and of course Morning Mirror!
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"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."

For Sale

2 beautiful male rottweiler puppies for sale. Available mid-January 2010. R1 500.00 (includes deworming & inoculation)
Please call Margie on 243136 or 0912 237 360



"We are looking for a loving quiet home for our beautiful old cat Princess. She is a real lady and a beauty, (blue eyes, white - grey colour: a cross blue-point Siamese). We can no longer keep her as we have moved into a place with 7 seven dogs.
Please call A. Meadows on 091 538 7125 04 or 0913 091 559."

7) BULAWAYO NEWS

GUARDIAN ANGELS OF EDITH DULY NURSING HOME

MRS BRYCE
B MORAR - TRIANGLE
DD CAMERON
DEREK LANGTON
FOOD 4 HOMES
GEES FRUIT & VEG
JOHNNY & REA KARASAVA
KERSHELMAR
SANDFORD SIGNS - GAVIN FRASER
MRS STEYNBURG
TRADEPOWER
MR LEE - ZIM/BOTS CHRISTIAN MISSION
JOHN AND HELEN BUCKLE


Dear friends of Hwange
As 2009 draws to a close, many folks are saying how great it is that the country appears to be returning to normal. (Normal, according to the dictionary, means conforming to the usual standard, type or custom.) Each to his/her own meaning of 'normal' but if one looks back over the years, what is happening today is 'normal' for us and quite frankly, we have not, for a very long time, enjoyed what we would like to consider 'normal'.

Although the shops are full of food and delightful goodies, nothing much else has changed and sadly, greed and corruption at the highest (and lowest!) level continues unabated. The stranglehold continues to be evident in our beloved Hwange Park with the devastating news of yet two more white rhino having been poached there recently. It is suspected that they were both pregnant females having been translocated from Matopos. What a total waste of life as well as time, finance and effort.

We are so sad the year ends on such a sour note (and unfortunately there are still quite a few days to go!) but we can only hope and wish for a better future for our wildlife. We are considered 'bunny huggers' but hey, would it not be an exceptionally sad day when our descendants no longer have any bunnies to hug?

We thank sincerely all those who have shown such an interest in what we are trying to achieve in Hwange this past year. We thank particularly our generous sponsors who continue to help out in so many ways, without whom we would not be able to do as much and all those around the world who have supported the endeavours to Friends of Hwange, WEZ Matabeleland Branch, Hwange Conservation Society UK, SAVE Australia, the Hide, Wilderness Safaris and of course, the Parks staff as well. Grateful thanks to Gary Cantle for doing such a sterling job during the year despite numerous hitches and the lack of a decent vehicle.

We should like to wish you and yours a happy and peaceful festive season, wherever you may be and whatever you may be doing and only good wishes for whatever lies ahead for us all.
Take care and our thanks once again. John and Jenny Brebner



Looking for original Christmas gifts?

'The Alley Shop' is now open.

We have a variety of glassware, tablecloths, candles, linen, embroidered items, teak furniture, paintings and lots more.

Our entrance is through Farm Fresh Vegetables, 122 Robert Mugabe Way.
And coming soon in 2010.....Farm Fresh Butchery. Watch this space!

There is a man who lurks around shopping centres, mainly Bradfield, who preys on elderly people. He is tall and currently has a beard, and calls himself Paul. He approaches and offers to repair things on vehicles - stitching of seats, covers of spare wheels, re-spraying, etc. He quotes a price, and when the job is done, changes it to an excessive amount with excuses of 'extra costs'. If you don't pay, he becomes extremely aggressive. I know firsthand of four cases where he has done this. In one he went to the woman's home in Garden Park and was abusive and intimidating, and to get rid of him she paid. In the second case he threatened the person saying that he knew where he lived - this Paul had actually found out the victim's address and intimated trouble. The man paid. The third case was a paint job - badly done and unreasonable cost. Again the old man paid in fear. In the fourth case the woman - who is naturally suspicious - demanded the item to repair back when she realised he had changed his quote, but he was very unpleasant to her too.
He is a nasty piece of work, persistent, potentially dangerous, and people need to be aware and not deal with him.

SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS TRAINING CENTRE
Thank you, Thank you to all who contributed in cash or goods or person to make our Xmas Tree Party a great success.
Due to your generosity, we were able to enjoy a day with lovely eats and drinks, Santa came and gave each of the residents a present around a festive Xmas tree then we had a nice hot dog and icecream lunch. The day was finished with lots of dancing.
Without you this would not of happened.
Thank you all so very much.
All of us at Sir Humphrey Gibbs wish each and everyone of you a very Happy Xmas and New Year. Phone 250963

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

ISLAND HOSPICE SERVICES OFFICES will be closed from FRIDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2009 TO MONDAY JANUARY 4TH 2010.
Nursing staff will be on call 24 hours daily.
Have a wonderful Christmas, and a peaceful New Year.
Best wishes from
Peggy Schonken and all staff.



Management and Staff of COMPUPRO wish all their valued clients, new and old - a very Merry Christmas and Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

We will be closed from 16h00 on Friday 18th December and reopen on Monday 4th January.

Remember! We are full service and supply agents for ASUS Computers and SAMSUNG printers, HP Notebooks and Printers and have a full workshop with qualified technicians at your service. The best priced KASPERSKY anti-viral in the Country.

We also stock INVERTERS, replacement cartridges, the FULL range of SOLLARTEK POWER PROTECTION components, modems and networking accessories.
A4 BOND always available - still $ 20.00 per BOX inc. Vat.
Call on COMPUPRO in the New Year for all your IT needs at the right price. COMPUPRO - (the transplanted) Heart of Technology!
Telephone 889643/889645/60149/60163 or E Mail stores@compupro.co.zw or pop in at 130a S Parirenyatwa Street (Between 13th and 14th Avenues) opp. Coghlan School.

To all our friends

Wishing you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and PROSPEROUS 2010!

Les, Esme and Sue Clarke (Aldershot, UK)

esmescottclarke-22virginmedia.com

Commissioning Of The Cremator Furnace: BulawayoWest Park Crematorium

On the 4th May Mark Adamson, a Refractory engineer from SA, fired up the newly renovated Cremator and it was handed over to the City Council on the 5th May. Since then it has been operating, albeit on a limited scale. However, on Friday 11th the City Mayor formally commissioned the Cremator at a ceremony which included the commissioning of the Hindu wood burning cremator.

I will include relevant extracts from the Mayor's Address:

"The West Park crematorium, built in 1964,served the residents of Bulawayo satisfactorily until it exceeded its life span and required major refurbishment in 1987, 1992, 1997 and 2005 and in 2006 a decision was taken to close it for safety reasons because of major structural and technical problems encountered. At the time the council was unable to purchase a new cremator,r nor was it able to refurbish the old due to severe financial constraints. The non- functioning crematorium brought hardships to communities who wished to dispose of their dead through cremations and had to ferry the bodies to Mutare at great expense.The response from stakeholders culminated in the formation of a committee for the restoration of the cremator under the chairmanship of Mr Dudley Hubbard. Raising funds was the first challenge and with Council Support they successfully approached the Beit Trust who provided a grant of R140,000 for the purchase of materials from SA . Residents donated extremely generously in cash (over R100,000) and kind and made it possible to meet the additional cost of airfares, accommodation, living expenses and construction fees.

The business community provided assistance to - demolish the original cremator, service the fans, electrical fuel pumps, clean out the fuel holding tanks, provide secure space for storage of materials, refurbish the existing burners, transport materials from SA and manage customs clearance, provide a machine for cutting bricks, supervise operations and train staff,, provide financial advice and services and the on going servicing of operational needs.


I acknowledge the founding chairman of the Crematorium Restoration Committee, Mr Dudley Hubbard of United Springs and Forging, who passed away in April 2008 for organising the committee and availing staff of and facilities at United Springs to ensure the cremator became operational. May his soul rest in peace. I also thank the hardworking committee of Neil Todd (chairman), Mrs Debbie Batty (secretary), Mrs Kathy Booysen (treasurer), Messrs Rev Noel Scott, George Parkin (fund raising), Roger Insley (consultant), George Enslin (city council) and Lucky Mlilo (ABUZ) for seeing it through to its successful conclusion.

In conclusion I want to assure our partners that Council will endeavour to ensure that the cremator is treated with the utmost care and that it will be maintained in good order. I now officially commission the cremator to serve the people of Bulawayo."

Thank you all for your tolerance and support. It has been a long, frustrating, disappointing and often anxious experience but it has also been FUN!

Neil Todd

7A) GOSSIP COLUMN

MORE ON DANCERS

Just reading about all the ballet dancers and teachers.... Refreshed my memory.... Ceta Burt, Dulcie Heap (was not from Rhodesia was English but came to live and teach in Bulawayo for many years ) Noreen Chisholm I think you will remember her she is still an examiner in London I think, And the Stirling sisters from Harare very well known....



Yes, a few names were omitted in the article on the dancers that were trained in Bulawayo. Gary Burne, Ceta Burt, Dianne Fincham, Ellen Harvey, Geraldine Baron, Noreen Chisholm, Fay Manicom and, of course, Carole Gray who danced in the Young Ones with Cliff Richards, just to mention a few.

Dorothy Ainscough started teaching in Bulawayo in 1946 and I was her first pupil. Her love of dance was evident in the results her pupils achieved in Ballet, Tap and Modern dance. Be it in the Eistedfodd or Examinations, her pupils were outstanding.

Mention must be made of Joyce Janjetich - Auntie Joycie to everyone. Her talent at the piano was unbelievable. She joined Dorothy in 1947. I have known her to keep in time with a dancer, slowing down and quickening up to a dancer's pace (especially when a child is tapping) and even finishing the music at the same time as the dancer, even though there may have been another seven bars of music to the end! She never learned to tap. Just by observing the lessons whilst playing the music, she became very proficient in tap dancing. In fact, when she left Zimbabwe with her daughter, Sharleen, she became a member of The Golden Girls, a tap group of senior ex dancers that Sharleen taught and danced with in Kwa-zulu Natal. A truly remarkable lady right to the end.

The Large City Hall was the venue where all the Eisteddfod's were held. Wonderful memories of standing backstage, waiting for your number to be called. Heart pumping and then ..You're on.
I now live in Ontario, Canada. I love watching both the Canadian and American "And so you think you can dance" series. These dancers are truly amazing. Once a dancer, always a dancer.
Maureen Wilson (Wells) mbmgwells@295.ca

Just thought I'd let you know, my mom knew Merle Park very well and yes that's how I got my name!!!!
Gary Burn was born ALJANON HAYES-Hill a well known old Bulawayo family.

There was also a couple Gwen & Ewan McColl who taught all forms of dancing in the fifties,

Bulawayo Dancing Academy 14th Avenue/Grey Street. From memory I think I trudged there twice a week for at least ten years!!!!!! Love You
Merle Mcn



Another person who comes to mind, and I think I have the info. correct:

Peter Corbishley's daughter, Amanda. Is she not a professional ballet dancer How I enjoy the Bulawayo Morning Mirror week by week ! Re your request about Bulawayo ballet dancers Nicola Anderson, daughter of Colin and Louise, grand daughter of Dave and Sal Anderson. For all the info you'll need, contact Sal, the number I have is 092639285384. May you and yours have a wonderful, happy, healthy Christmas and New Year.
With love,
Stephanie Joubert Chief tea maker (in the old days) at Trade Fair !!

Capetown? The Corbishleys lived next door to George and Edna Byrne, in Hillside during the 60's and 70's. (The Mrs. Byrne who taught at Hillside KG for ever). So perhaps it was Edna's brother, Gary Byrne who actually influenced Amanda to take ballet further. (Gary's real surname was Hayes-Hill, but took on the surname of Byrne professionally).

Then you have the dancers like Ray Bullpit, who is somewhere in the Devon area, I think.

We had so much influence in all realms of dancing, didn't we?

Aah! Those were the days. Carol McKenzie

I was at the Bulawayo Dominican Convent with Marila Fraser a wonderful classical ballet dancer. She was just a trifle too short to be accepted into the Royal Ballet Academy and I often wondered whatever happened to her when she left Rhodesia. Does anyone know?

MARA YEATES TRUMBO

"Island Hospice- Palliative Care for Cancer Sufferers"

"Mike Lander has recently joined the Board of Island Hospice and has been tasked to locate a messenger bicycle - preferably mountain

If anyone is in a position to assist in cash or kind or kind at lanonlin@gatorzw.co.uk or 09 243467 or 0912 244699

On behalf of Hospice it is as ever with grateful thanks
Mike Lander"

BULAWAYO ISLAND HOSPICE SERVICE
IN OPERATION THROUGHOUT BULAWAYO SINCE 1984
GIVING FREE PALLIATIVE CARE (THE CONTROL OF PAIN) AND LIMITED FOOD, CLOTHING AND MEDICATION SUPPORT TO OVER 80 TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS PER MONTH, EVERY MONTH, PATIENTS WHO ARE SUFFERING SEVER PAIN FROM A VARIETY OF LIFE THREATENING ILLNESSES SUCH AS CANCER AND INCLUDING DIABETES, HEPATITIS, EMPHYSEMA ETC ETC

WE HAVE A STRONG AND DETERMINED TEAM OF THREE NURSING STAFF, SISTER ADELAIDE, SISTER HELEN AND SISTER MILTA WHO VISIT OUR PATIENTS REGULARLY DURING THE WEEK ON STANDBY 24 HOURS, 7 DAYS A WEEK FOR OUR PATIENTS AND SUPPORTED BY NOBLE, OUR SENIOR SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICER PEGGY OUR STALWART OPERATIONAL DIRECTOR WITH SIMBA AND ELIJA DOING THE IMPORTANT BACKGROUND SERVICES

WITHOUT THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF OUR GENEROUS BULAWAYO RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS WE WOULD HAVE CLOSED OUR DOORS AGES AGO DURING THESE CHALLENGING FINANCIAL TIMES

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR DONORS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND PLEASE, TO THOSE WHO ARE STILL FINANCIALLY ABLE, COME AND JOIN OUR TEAM OF DETERMINED DONORS WHO ARE CONTINUING THE FUND RAISING STRUGGLE FOR THE COSTS OF DAILY PALLIATIVE CARE SUPPORT FOR OUR PATIENTS

WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT THERE IS NO FREE HOSPICE SERVICE IN BULAWAYO WITHOUT A FREE HOSPICE SERVICE THE RESULTING LACK OF PALLIATIVE CARE AND THE ABSENCE OF CONTROL OF PAIN AMONGST OUR PEOPLE IS UNTHINKABLE

THANK YOU
THE CHAIRMAN AND VOLUNTEER BOARD OF SUPPORT BULAWAYO ISLAND HOSPICE SERVICE (no man is an Island to himself)

WOLFSTORM
An exciting, fun-filled adventure for boys and girls (aimed at 9 yrs to young teens) by Bulawayo's very own Ian Pugh

Available in Bulawayo @ Indaba Book Cafe (Cnr. 9th Ave/J. Tongogara St) for $20 each. Take advantage for Christmas!

Wolfstorm is getting rave reviews from around the world with 9 out of 10 young readers surveyed saying it is "One of the best books they have ever read!"

"I loved Wolfstorm so much. It is one of the best books I have ever read!" - Martine Ilgner, Age 12, Johannesburg, South Africa
"I thought Wolfstorm was the best book I have read for ages. I read it in two days. I would highly recommend it to other readers." - Alex Johnson, Age 10, Northumberland, UK
"I have recently read Wolfstorm and I absolutely loved it. I couldn't put the book down because it was so exciting. I think it was one of the best books I have ever read." - Evie Costa, Age 12, ?Sydney, Australia
It is also selling well at Exclusive Books and other good booksellers in South Africa. Mary Downs @ Exclusive Books, Cavendish Square, Cape Town describes it as, "A great adventure for boys and girls from the age of 9 on, featuring time travel, the Second World War and the power of true friendship when friends stick together. A great read!"

TENNIS BALLS

DOES ANYONE IN S.A. HAVE SURPLUS USED TENNIS BALLS AND OR BASKETBALLS FOR A SCHOOL IN BULAWAYO. A KIND PERSON HAS OFFERED TO COLLECT THEM AND TRANSPORT THEM TO BYO.

WE SORELY NEED THEM OW THAT LIFE IS GETTING BACK TO SEMI NORMAL IN ZIMBABWE !!

e mail - magskriel@mac.com

GUARDIAN ANGELS OF EDITH DULY NURSING HOME THIS WEEK

KARIN AND CRAIG BAILEY
LINDSAY FINCH
THE BLAYLOCKS
THE WAYLANDS
THE BURROUGHS

GUARDIAN ANGELS OF BETTYS BABIES

LEILA HUNT AND ROTARY CLUB OF BULAWAYO SOUTH
ARENEL
GINA WILSON
STEVE MILLAR
TRACEY AND MARK
TRADE POWER AND THE CHITRINS
AMADEKA CERAMICS
TERRY ALLEN


E MAIL SERVICES

If you have an elderly friend or loved one who is not on e mail,

e mail me your greeting or letter

and I will see if I can get it delivered or posted for you within Zimbabwe. This service is done with love from all of our residents in the Edith Duly Nursing Home Bulawayo.
e mail - magskriel@mac.com

BULAWAYO HELP NETWORK

will be closing on

FRIDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2009

And reopening on TUESDAY 5TH JANUARY 2010 We wish you everything of the best for Christmas and the New Year.

8) GWERU AND HARARE NEWS



9) WINING AND DINING

The Nesbitt Castle

Christmas Day Lunch - 25th December 2009

Mouth Watering Three Course Lunch Book now to avoid disappointment, we are nearly full. For a copy of the menu please email enquiries@nesbittcastle.co.zw Book through Reception on 282735 / 6 or reception@nesbittcastle.co.zw Adults US $ 30 Children US $ 20

Xmas Party by X Bat Cave and X Tin Cup 24 December 2009

Come and start your xmas celebrations with ex Bat Cave and Tin Cup! 24 December 2009 at Tin Cup Driving Range Tickets available at the US$5.00 Venue: Tin Cup during range Open : 09: 00 till late This will be the best party this year...come and join us!

Come and enjoy your Christmas day with us at Nemo's, Hillside Bowling Club, Banff Rd. A "ZTA" Member

Nemo's Christmas Lunch Menu

Starters Shrimp Cocktail
Main Course Roast lamb and mint sauce Baked Gammon Ham Roast Chicken and bread sauce All served with roast potatoes and vegetables in season. Desserts
Mince Pies
All at a very reasonable price of R 150.00
For reservations telephone Paul or Mark on 0914094695 or 09122l3329 or visit the restaurant to book.



'Thee Coffee Shoppe and The Poultry Shop will be giving away a Christmas ham everyday, to one lucky customer, until 19 December 2009. To stand a chance visit Thee Coffee Shoppe to enjoy a wonderful selection of coffees, light meals and sweet treats.'



Papas Restaurant & Takeaway
9th Ave Robert Mugabe Way Tel : 883967
(For spicy and Traditional meals : Chicken Curry Buffet on Fridays 12noon to 2pm) Christmas Promotion, Spend $10.00 or R100.00 or More and Qualify to WIN these Fabulous Prices: Eagle 5 in 1 Ch Home Theatre System with DVD plus a complimentary Papas T.Shirt & Coffee Mug Or a Phillips 21' Colour TV plus a complimentary M & M Hire service T.Shirt & Coffee Mug. The more you enter the more chances of winning SPEND,SPEND,SPEND
DRAW DATE : 300PM SAT 19TH DECEMBER 2009.



WES AND JANE'S

Festive meals with Wes and Jane !

Book now for your Christmas set menu lunches and dinners which we will start to serve from 15 December for the convenience of our valued clients and friends please note that we will be open throughout the festive season. Where ambiance and fine dining met!

For reservations please call 230094

Christmas Eve at New Orleans

Dine by candlelight under the stars

Our popular poolside dining returns (weather permitting) for Christmas eve dinner. Full a la carte menu.

Pub Lunch
Christmas eve pub lunch from 12 noon.
Menu
Eisbine knuckle R70 Succulent Roast Beef and rosemary roast potatoes R65 Ploughman's lunch (A healthy platter of Crusty bread, cheese, pate and pickles) R65
Reservations tel : Russell, Caroline or Ross on 243l76/7
LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE

MIKE'S KITCHEN & COTTAGE
(ITF 263 registered) Zimbabwe Tourist Association member Available 24/7
Give us a KWIK KALL on (09) 240086 for Fresh Home Cooked Fayre for all your functions
Be it Traditional or Something Different!! Quality and Service are our Passion Email: noeleenhancock@googlemail.com Thoko will gladly assist you with any queries



THE STABLE WINERY WELCOMES YOU.....
NOW AT 54 PARK ROAD, NEAR FRANGOS. WE WILL BE OPEN FROM 8.30 - 5.00PM MONDAY TO FRIDAY FROM MONDAY 30 NOVEMBER UNTIL 19TH DECEMBER AND WILL ADVISE YOU RE. OPENING TIMES AFTER THIS.

WE ARE PROUD TO ADVISE THAT WE NOW HAVE (IN ADDITION TO OUR AMAZING SELECTION OF CAPE WINES)

* COCOA TREE BELGIAN CHOCOLATES - beautifully gift-wrapped 16 choc boxes
* COCOA TREE "SEA SHELL" RANGE AND COCOA TREE BARS - MILK, WHITE, DARK AND COFFEE CHOCOLATES
* FAIRVIEW CHEESES
* ZEVENWACHT CHEDDARS - MATURED FOR 3, 6 AND 9 MONTHS
* AMAZING RANGE OF DELI PRODUCTS WHICH ARE UNIQUE TO US INCLUDING NOMU CHOCOLATE/COCOA RANGE, SO-GO CHOC SAUCES/JAMS, CREATIVE PANTRY SALAD DRESSINGS, SALAD SPRAY "SPRITZ", CATERING TUBS OF OLIVES, LOVELY CHEESE BISCUITS AND SO MUCH MORE.
* WINE FOR EVERY OCCASION - IN ANY QUANTITY - A SPECIAL SELECTION OF MAGNUMS HAVE ARRIVED..... 1.5 LITRE AND 3 LITRE QUANTITIES

COME AND SEE US IN OUR GORGEOUS WINERY AT 54 PARK ROAD, PHONE 250789 OR CELL 0912 308732 or 0912 258531. HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

WHAT ARE YOU DOING ON CHRISTMAS DAY????

COME OUT TO GRANITE RIDGE, IN THE AMAZING MATOBO HILLS FOR THE DAY AND ENJOY OUR WELL RENOWNED CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL PLEASE
phone... (09) 230215. cell...0912215758. email matopos@yoafrica.com



CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH
BULAWAYO COUNTRY CLUB

Make the most of this Christmas season and join in the fun where we are preparing a huge feast for the eye and the palate. Our menu consists of a three course meal including smoked ham, succulent turkey, crispy veggies and delectable puddings. We are limiting numbers so book now to avoid disappointment.
Price per head R200
Ring Marion on 0912351073 / 011608754 / 289677

INDABA BOOK CAF & SANDWICH BAR
92 JOSIAH TONGOGARA AVE, BULAWAYO
TEL: 67068 EMAIL: indaba@rodor.co.zw (FORMERLY ANGELS RESTAURANT & TAKEAWAY) NOW OPEN!

We have a wide range of new novels from both local and international authors - perfect for Christmas gifts for all ages. Enjoy the relaxed surroundings, purchase a book and have a cup of coffee or light meal, perfect surroundings to hold book clubs.

Some of the places to eat in Bulawayo:-

Bulawayo Golf Club
Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel
Cattleman - 12th Avenue
Country Club - Esigodini Road
Frangos- 12th Avenue
Gallery Coffee Shop - Fort Street
Golden Spur - Robert Mugabe Way
Hillside Dams Tea Room
Hillside Bowling Club
Holiday Inn - Arizona Spur
Indaba Book Caf & Sandwich Bar
Nesbitt Castle - Percy Avenue
Mary's Restaurant - opp Medical Cent
Maxies - Ascot Shopping Centre
New Orleans - Banff Road
Pappas - Robert Mugabe Way
River Cafe = 12th Ave
Southern Comfort Lodge and Cafe
Wes and Janes - Pauling Road


and more !!

10) ACCOMMODATION OUT OF ZIMBABWE

Your 1 Stop Travel and Safari Shop - Jan'stastic Get-aways!!!!

Cursing Specials - 5 * MSC Sinfonia magnificent cruises from Durban - Portuguese Island - Mauritius - Cape Town from R 3 320.00

Magical Mauritius - 7 nights accommodation 3 * dinner and breakfast watersports and nightly entertainment. Airfares ex Joburg return plus airport transfers from R 9 500.00

Unbeatable Sports Travel - race yourself to the Australian or Malaysian grand prix 4 nights 5 * accommodation, group circuit transfers. F1 weekend grandstand platinum Friday night cocktail party, return airfare ex Joburg from R 1 500.00

One call books it all; tel 09 70009 / 66002 gemsbok@mweb.co.zw



Traveling through Polokwane (Peitersburg)
to do a bit of shopping and need somewhere to stay?
Granny cottage available in quiet residential area - secure parking sleeps 6 people comfortably, close to all the main shops, like Game, Trade Centre, Savanna Shopping Mall Limpopo Shopping Mall. Adults R100 and children R75.
For more information, please contact Mr and Mrs Van Vuuren in Polokwane on (015) 298 8700 or bakina@mweb.co.za or Bernita in Bulawayo on 883498 or 883916.

SEYCHELLES :

SELF CATERING BEACH COTTAGE TO RENT ON LA DIGUE ISLAND SEYCHELLES:
EMAIL : terry@netconnect.co.zw. TEL : 263 9 241224 (H) Cell : 011 208 157.



ACCOMMODATION POLOKWANE
Are you shopping in Polokwane?
Lovely affordable overnight accommodation in a beautiful secure garden. Undercover parking and swimming pool. Sleeps four. Fully equipped self catering with DSTV Close to Trade Centre just off N1
CONTACT : Biddy 015 2879 760 (Bus) 015 293 2836 ( H) after hours 0824107325 ( cell) email : biddyf@absa.co.za

Self Catering Accommodation in POLOKWANE
(Rates from R375.00 per night/2 adults) Units 1 - 2 - 3 : 2 bedrooms (max 5 pers per unit) Unit 4 : 1-bedroom (max 2 pers) Unit 5 : 2-bedrooms & beds in lounge/dining area (max 10 pers) Unit 6 : 1.5 bedroom (max 4 pers) Unit 7 : Studio (max 2 pers)
Air conditioned, carports & motorized gates, splash pool, BBQ facilities Daily cleaning- & laundry service on site Fully furnished units (incl linen and towels) & kitchens fully equipped Commercial package Multichoice/DSTV

Accommodation Offered in Johannesburg, SA
Drews' Nest - Self Catering Guest Cottage
Safe and secure 1 bedroom cottage with kitchenette and bathroom. Sleeps 2 (children under 12 can be accommodated at additional charge). Fully equipped with stove, fridge, cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils and DSTV. Serviced daily and parking available.
7 mins from Eastgate shopping mall, major highways & 15 mins from O.R. Tambo airport. For your convenience & just around the corner - Pizzeria, Greengrocer, Laundromat, Butcher, Caf , Chemist and Hairdresser. For reservations, contact: Valana on +27 (0) 83 287 9169 or email valana.mckop@gmail.com

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) Accomodation In Zimbabwe

TO contact Hlekweni Training Centre
for bookings for ACCOMMODATION AND COURSES please ring me on 0912 093 450 (before Xmas) or Shingi on 0913 280 957 (after Xmas) as yesterdays storm blew our transformer and phone lines. Pestering Tel One to get us reconnected might also help! EMAIL TO djobson@mweb.co.zw
David Jobson (Coordinator)



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

MIKE'S KITCHEN & COTTAGE
AFFORDABLE OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION
(ITF 263 Registered) Zimbabwe Tourist Association member
Comfortable & Secluded Accommodation within walking distance of city centre & 5 mins away from bus route. Consists of 2 double bedrooms, ablutions. Open plan lounge,dinning room, SATV & DVD,fully equipped kitchen for self catering if required. Or a menu is available on order. Sleeps 5/6
KWIK KALL (09) 240086 Thoko will gladly assist with your queries. Email: noeleenhancock@googlemail.com

Somalisa Camp - Hwange
Zim Resident Special

Enjoy the personalised service & attention from our experienced staff Be wined and dined in the company of Elephants who drink out of our swimming pool! Spoil yourselves and take a break from the year end madness & take advantage of our wonderful year end special...

U$120.00 per/person/per night sharing & U$170.00 per night single Includes all meals, accommodation, 1 activity & Vat Rate excludes drinks, parks fees, additional activities, transfers from Hwange maincamp.

Special valid till 15th January 2010 - surcharge of U$30.00 per/person/night/from 24th Dec - 02 Jan 2009
Book with your local travel agent !!! Or for further information
Contact: Tel:- 09-234307 Email: info@africanbushcamps.com www.africanbushcamps.com

HOLIDAYS AT HLEKWENI -
Hostel and guest house accommodation available at Hlekweni for families, courses and conferences at a farm just 15km from central Bulawayo off the Plumtree Rd. Prices very affordable.

Courses in agriculture, building, plumbing, carpentry, early childhood development, garment making commence 12 January. For details phone (09) 479888/465720 0912 903450 or email hlekweni@netconnect.co.zw and www.quaker.org/hlekweni





The Lodge in the "Bush" in the "City" only 8 kms to the City Centre.

We have four privately positioned thatched lodges, each with its own full bathroom and shower. A fully equipped kitchen, complete with fridge and stove as well as all crockery and cutlery.

Relax during the heat of the day by our sparkling 'Rock Pool' or enjoy a Sundowner at the Pool area,as the waterfall cascades down the granite rocks into the swimming pool.
For further details phone Bulawayo 469983 or 285908 our e mail address is: gl@yoafrica.com

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

Bachelor flat available for immediate occupation. Semi furnished bachelor flat available end of December.

Phone 0914145465

QALISA RETIREMENT VILLAGE
2 Bedroom House for rent Immediate Occupation
RENT R3 000,00 per month - inclusive of levy Contact : 245131 after 5 p.m. Cell : 023 693 825

Property for sale

Large stand in Matsheumshlope.4856 square meters. Close to schools. 4 bedroomed house, needing attention, with many out buildings, including several garages, storerooms and a workshop. Has potential for a commercial venture. Fenced gated and walled.

Asking price $60 000. For appointment to view
Telephone 234416 or cell 011209949



Windsor Property Management

Professional selling of property, management of both commercial and domestic properties.We do repairs and renovations to properties, we have waiting responsible tenants who will take care of your property and pay rent on time. Why worry about your investment let your investment worry about you.
Please contact: Tiger on: 0913288918 023902917 244200 200547



Offices and light workshop to let in Donnington. 6 Large luxurious offices, very large reception area, huge open plan office (or light workshop for TV's etc), kitchen, toilets, huge car park and excellent security throughout. This will suit a legal firm, accountancy practice, doctors rooms etc. Rental US$3/sq m. For further information and appointment to view,
please phone Kelvin 0733 909 381.



Shop wanted to rent
A retail company is looking for shop space to rent, preferably in the city centre. Please call on 0912 254 053.

Accommodation wanted to rent, urgently!

"Dispossessed farming family" looking to rent a 3 or 4 bedroomed house in Suburbs preferably within walking distance of Girls College. Must have 2 bathrooms with separate shower (not in bath), Staff's Quarters, double lock up garage and borehole is also a must. As we have 2 small dogs a walled property is an advantage.

Kindly contact Maddy on 0913 269 819

HOUSE FOR SALE

4 BEDROOMS HOUSE IN MALINDELA NEAR MATER DEI HOSPITAL, 1 BATHROOM, LOUNGE AND ENTERTAINING AREA, DINNING ROOM, OFFICE AND KITCHEN WITH SCULLERY, MODERN FINISHES.
SWIMMING POOL, SERVANT QUARTERS, OPEN GARAGE, EXCELLENT BOREHOLE AND HIGH SECURE HALL WITH ELECTRIC FENCE. PEACEFUL AND LOVELY AREA WITH NO POWER CUTS. SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY.
IF INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT 0912269323 OR 240807

Ian & Co. Real Estate at number 10 Westbourne Suites (ground floor) between 8th & 9th avenue, J/Tongogara next to Medical Centre Bulawayo.or call - 886256 886626 mobile 011871455

Wanted

House on 2 acres or more; at Lockview, Waterford, Douglasdale, Matsheumhlope, Hillside.

House in Suburbs/Khumalo any condition. Will pay cash.
For Sale
Factory- Kelvin West $28 000 Thorngrove industrial Offers Belmont on 2 acres Offers
Houses- Hillside 3 bedroomed $65 000 Fourwinds 3 bedroomed $70 000 Paddonhurst 3 bedroomed $45 000 Mahatshula 4 bedroomed $50 000 Burnside choice of 3 properties price guide $95 000-150 000 Lobengula west 4roomed - R135000 Gwabalanda 5roomed- R180 000 Lockview cottage walled and gated-$13500 Flats- Danor court, Cgma, Chanbury price guide $25000-$30000
City- Shop burnt by fire offers-around $250 000 Stand along R/Mugabe way acre- offers
Gweru houses- Athlone 4 bedroomed $45 000 Riverside cottage $35 000
Kwekwe house- Mbizo 3 bedroomed $9 000
Harare house- Highfield 3 bedroomed $30 000
Vacant stands/plots available in Burnside, Killarney, Northvale and woodville
To Rent- Long Lease offered -10 bedroomed, 10 ensuites, 3 lounges in burnside offers We do Valuations for mortgage purposes, Insurance, market appraisals, sworn valuations, plant & machinery. Onsite Auctions. Industrial brokers
Ian Dlamini FREI MIV.(SA)

12) VEHICLES

Mazda Canopy for Sale. Fits all B series Mazda P/UP'S . Recently resprayed white. Very neat and streamline. Price US$ 800 or Rand 6000. Phone 09 247117 or 011 323668 or 011 323 667



WINDSOR VEHICLE IMPORT & CAR SALES

Vehicles wanted:

We buy and do commission sales on all makes of vehicles in a neat and roadworthy condition.

Vehicles for sale:
1. Landcruiser Bakkie lH275 12V VX Motor Yr 2000 Winch, Rubberised & Boot. immaculate condition
2. Hyundai Sonata 2003 Leather interior immaculate condition US$ 7 500.00
3. Toyota Corolla 1990 Near 1,5L Engine US$ 2 000.00
4. Honda HRV 1999 US$9000
5. Mitsubishi Pajero DID 2000 134000km US$21000
6 Mazda 626 Y5 1998 Fully Auto very neat Fullhouse US$6 500.00
7. Mazda 626 Y5 ex Singapore very neat fullhouse US$ 7 500.00
8. Toyota Estima 2001 Mint condition US$ 11 000.00
9. Toyota Gaia 1998 75 000km Auto US$ 7 500.00
10. Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 1997 Leather fullhouse low mileage Spotlights US$ 15 000.00
Tiger: 0913 288 918 023 902 917 09 - 244200 09 - 200547

WANTED: Car to Hire

I shall be visiting Bulawayo in March 2010 approx March 22 till March 28 and need to hire a reliable car to drive up to the Falls. If anyone is willing to hire me a vehicle at a reasonable rate plus I will pay for fuel, I will be happy to make arrangements with them. However, I must know urgently because if I cannot find a car I will have to book flights via Johannesburg. Please email me with your contact details and costs to ronstern53@yahoo.co.uk Kind thanks Ronit Loewenster

DATSUN 120Y station wagon 1976, resprayed, good condition, new tyres and mag wheels US$1,950.00, to view contact 011410274.

Mazda Canopy for Sale. Fits all B series Mazda P/UP'S . Recently resprayed white. Very neat and streamline. Price US$ 800 or Rand 6000. Phone 09 247117 or 011 323668 or 011 323 667



CARS FOR SALE
BEAUTIFUL MERCEDES BENZ 190D YEAR 1990 MAROON IN COLOUR DIESEL FUEL / EXCELLENT FUEL CONSUMPTION PERFECT LONG DISTANCE DRIVE GENUINE SHEEPSKIN SEAT COVERS // NEW SONY MP3 PLAYER TYRES AS NEW //MAG WHEELS. MUST SELL. WORTH VIEWING. US$7000. HIGHEST CASH OFFER SECURES.
Phone Nick 886513 011 604910 or Dawn 241269 011 213380

13) LIFTS WANTED AND OFFERED

I'M LOOKING FOR A LIFT FROM BULAWAYO TO MOZAMBIQUE AROUND THE 27TH DECEMBER. IF ANYONE CAN HELP PLEASE CONTACT MICHELLE DAUTH ON 0915104075/240626. MANY THANKS.

Seeking a lift from Joburg to Bulawayo between the 12th and the 16th of January. Please e-mail gelkaim@gmail.com
Many thanks, - Gabi

14) SEEKING FRIENDS

we have lost touch with Dave & Mandy Schuil from nr Mlibizi & Binga. We've moved & their ph stopped working ! Maybe if they see this they can contact us via email- mhodges4@bigpond.com

To Mary Rose(nee Kelly)from Norman ex CSC,if you read this pse contact me on landline 09 241539 evenings.

I was wondering if anyone knows if Mrs Ellen Barr still lives at Masonic Cottages in Bulawayo? She was my neighbour when I lived in Paddonhurst and over the years we have lost touch. It would be great to contact her again if she is still around. Her family were in South Africa and they wanted her to move there but she wanted to remain in Bulawayo. However things may have changed since I last spoke to her. I would be grateful if anyone can help me.
Thanks Rosemary McCloskey London UK Rosemary.McCloskey@irishcentrehousing.org

15) SITUATIONS VACANT/ WANTED

Company in Bulawayo seeking experienced gardener for Director

Monthly Package- $100 USD which includes transport & meals

10 kg bag of Mealie- Meal Accommodation provided on property (room available for small family)
Requirements- Middle-aged in range 30-40 years. Traceable, credible references a MUST Prior 3 years minimum experience in garden work or nursery. Able bodied for work in large landscaped garden. Mon-Sat working week To live on accommodation provided (must have own utensils) Must speak English. Contract 1 year. Renewable
Those not meeting requirements need not apply. Position available for January 2010 Call to arrange interview: General Manager 0915 331 903

URGENT - Elderly pensioner in desperate need of employment. Will try anything - ex NRZ - 40 years. Please telephone 201904 / 0912 369 016

Mature lady - amputee - sometimes wheelchair bound with teaching/admin/catering background urgently seeking position, preferably dealing with the public. - sales , reception, customer care, cashier etc. Prepared to try or learn anything new. tel = Betty on 201904 / 0912 369 016

I AM SEEKING EMPLOYMENT AS AN ACCOUNTANT OR ASSISTANT FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. CONTACT R. ROBERTS ON 091 -3700- 462/243969 (H) OR jediknight@yoafrica.com.



Company in Bulawayo seeking experienced housemaid for Director

Monthly Package- $100 USD which includes transport & meals 10 kg bag of Mealie- Meal Accommodation provided on property (housemaid only)

Requirements- Middle-aged in range 30-50 years. At least 3 years loyal service in previous employment. Reference from previous employer a MUST. Mon - Sat working week. Hardworking, prepared for all domestic work including cooking To live on accommodation provided (must have own utensils) Neat, Must speak English. Contract 1 year. Renewable

Those not meeting requirements need not apply. Position available for January 2010 Call to arrange interview: General Manager 0915 331 903



Bookkeeper

Established and successful private manufacturing company is looking for an energetic bookkeeper to start January 2010.

Job description - Management and reconciliation of cash floats. Processing cash payments and receipts. - Preparation of bank payments and transfers - Processing of suppliers invoices / returns - Reconciliation and maintenance of suppliers accounts - Preparation of nominal ledger journals, including payroll - Reconciliation of nominal ledger accounts as requested by management - Preparation of monthly salary / wage schedules for entry into payroll system - Preparation of monthly VAT and payroll deduction returns - Assist with the preparation of weekly / monthly / annual financial data - Compliance with internal audit procedures - Daily / monthly computer backups Requirements - Solid understanding of accounting principals - Fully conversant with Pastel accounting package and Excel - Ability to work under pressure - Self motivated, accurate and trustworthy - Minimum five years working experience in commerce and industry Salary and benefits To be disclosed at interview
Contact details Ruth Speirs Tel + 263 9 880241-6 Cell + 011 667 733 Email ruth@polyfoil.co.zw

SUSAN IS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT AS A DOMESTIC WORKER

CELL - 023 781 401 AND LANDLINE - 252107 OR 251713

I am seeking employment as Bookkeeper/Financial Manager. I have been working in this field for more than 5 years and I am available immediately.

Mrs. C. Bennet Tel: 09-479363 Cellphone: 0913 432 960

POSITION WANTED

State Registered Nurse, returned from overseas. Involved in operating theatre assistance, home care, ran own nursing business, with a wide variety of nursing roles.

Contact : Telephone +263 9 282127

16) SERVICES

Have you had a fender bender? Has your car lost its shine....If so give AUTOWORX a call for an obligation free quotation at your premises!!

AUTOWORX is a Professional Auto Body Repair Shop that specialises in accident damage repairs but also offers aircon re- gassing for $65, Windscreen chip repair $35 and customised airbrushed artwork on your car bike or boat. Restore sun damaged and fading paintwork with a 3 stage mechanical polish, the shine lasts for 6 months to a year. We are members of the Motor Trade Association and we are Approved by the Insurance Council Of Zimbabwe.

We promise to beat any like for like quote from any registered panelbeater !!! Call Shane on 474740 Or 0912814398 or pop in at 91a Plumtree rd (opp Merlin)

"FREE GARDEN SERVICE,
including lawn trimming, fertilizing and insect control. These gardeners work from dawn to dusk for no pay and no time off and they PAY YOU one nice, big, fresh egg every morning. The hens (Hy-Line) are 12 weeks old and cost $10 each. Eggs start at 22 weeks. Call at Ross Chicks Byo. 6th Ave, bet. Main & Fort St. Tel 68989."

For all your generator installations, services and repairs. Anything big or small electrical i.e. stoves, etc. Please contact me on 011 610 460

17) HEALTH AND BEAUTY

STUCK FOR AN XMAS GIFT
Come n and get one of our spa packages or just a beauty treatment.pamper and spoil the lady in your life.reflexology now avalable.more info come to clinique caress or tell 60160 cell 011701277 or email inky@gator.co.zw

ATTENTION

HEADLINES HAIR SALON.

AFTER MUCH NAGGING AND BEGGING WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT MARK WILL BE WORKING ONE DAY A WEEK AT HEADLINES ON WEDNESDAYS. PLEASE TO MAKE APPOINTMENTS PHONE TARIRO ON 67904.

WE HAVE JUST RENOVATED THE SALON, SO PLEASE COME IN AND HAVE A LOOK. DON'T FORGET OUR OTHER STYLISTS, DEIRDRE, CAROL, PAULA AND BARBER ROY AS WELL AS OUR BEAUTICIAN WHO IS NOW DOING MAKE UP FOR ALL OCCASIONS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING OLD AND NEW CLIENTS. HEADLINES HAIR SALON PHONE 67904



STRESSED OUT? LOOK AFTER YOUR HEALTH.........

REFLEXOLOGY - REIKI - INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE

PHONE JANE DAUTH ON 240626/0915184619 FOR APPOINTMENTS
US$20 for one hour treatment. Children US$10 for half an hour.
GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS.

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. <

18) TUITION

Study courses in the new year. 12th and 13th January- 2.00- 4.30 Time management for Grade 7 boys 14th and 15th January - 2.00- 4.30 Time management for Grade 7 girls

22nd January-2.00-5.00 Brainstorming techniques for AS and A level Art students

27th and 28th January - 2.00 to 4.30 pm Time management for Form three Students.

Please email fenwick@yoafrica.com for further details.

Holiday Tuition in Mathematics and English grade 1 to Form 4 . Children with learning difficulties welcome. Please phone 0912760834



Is your child struggling at School?
Consider Home Group Teaching. Special Needs Educationalist. Primary School Level. Phone Phyl Nesbitt 245144.

19) MISCELLANEOUS

Looking for original Christmas gifts?

'The Alley Shop' is now open.

We have a variety of glassware, tablecloths, candles, linen, embroidered items, teak furniture, paintings and lots more. Our entrance is through Farm Fresh Vegetables, 122 Robert Mugabe Way. And coming soon in 2010.....Farm Fresh Butchery. Watch this space!

R.E.D PROPERTY & AUCTIONS
(formerly Holland & Redfern Byo)
CHARTERED SURVEYORS
Property
Sales management (selected properties only) and Valuations
Sales
We offer the complete package. Sellers there ARE buyers looking for the right property at the right pric. We can advise on what, by experience, we consider the "right" price to be. All owners have high expectations and clearly we aim to secure the highest possible price, but realism is the name of the game. Management We have SELECTED properties only and if we take on the management of your property a designated staff member takes personal responsibility for the efficient management /rental thereof. Regular inspections and careful investigations of each potential tenant.
Valuations
For all purposes by fully qualified and experienced valuers -

Market Value Mortgage / Finance Insurance Deceased Estate Accounting Purposes We understand property, we know property and we know the property business. Auctions Weekly Wednesday auctions at our Belmont premises of anything and everything movable, from household smalls, to furniture, workshop equipment, furnishings, electrical goods, garden equipment, clothing, - the lot. Up to 1000 lots for sale every week, and purchasing power is increasing sale by sale.
Sellers
We pay you for goods sold from the Monday following the Wednesday sale. If goods, not sold and if the offer isn't high enough, we don't sell but leave it for the following week - we re-offer or sell for the right price out of hand. We have a reputation for honest, fair dealing, and this reputation is guarded jealously! If something goes wrong, we pay - simple as that. R.E.D PROPERTY - 98A. S. PARIRENYATWA (BURROWS ST.) BTWN 9TH / 10TH AVE 882944/6 OR CALL DING MUKONO 011 397 632 BERYL MUIR 0912 830 504 DENNIS PARKS 09 282250

R.E.D AUCTIONS 14 LUTON ST. BELMONT (OPP. WEBB LOW, BARRY) 886013/4

TENDELE CRAFTS

47A Napier Ave. Hillside

Please note we will be open for your last minute Christmas Shopping 21st - 24th Dec. inclusive.

Closed 25th - 27th Dec. Open again between Christmas and New Year - 28th - 31st Dec. If you have family or friends visiting over the Festive Season and they want to take back a truly Zimbabwean gift please drop in and see our range of unique hand-crafted items. Open 9am - 4 pm Ph. 0912 841 717 Lynne and Rita wish to thank you for your support this past year and wish you a Happy Christmas and All the Best for 2010.

ESKIMO HUT - IGLOO SHOP FESTIVE SEASON OPENING HOURS.
We are open at the times stated below up to and including Christmas Eve. Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday 9.00am - 1.00pm
Tuesday 22nd December 2009 9.00am to 2.00pm

We have a large selection of gifts for the whole family, including "Fido"

Back in stock at last. Our Home Made Muesli.

A wide variety of fruit trees. Have your gas cylinder filled while you wait. Household chemicals at $8.00 for 5 litres
Have your kitchen knives, garden shears, all scissors and band saw blades joined and sharpened. Sharp Edge will be open until close of business on Friday 18th December 2009 ESKIMO HUT - ICE CREAM AND FOOD SECTION will be open all through the festive season including CHRISTMAS DAY.

The African craft produced by the Ivory Kraal team is of the finest quality. Wood carvings are from rich matured Olive wood and Iron wood, craftsmen choosing only pieces which have died of natural causes. The type of craft available varies from traditional to abstract carvings, Ivory jewellery, wooden jewellery, key rings, ashtrays, lamps, candle holders, ostrich egg carvings and many more.

A lovely collection of oil and pastel paintings and leather bags are also available.

Ivory Kraal has been in operation under new owners for the last 10 years offering you the customer a wealth of experience and service. Please fell free to pop in and see: Rea Karasava 884802 Stand number 16377 Fife Street Extension / Doncaster Road Belmont Byo We open: Monday - Friday 8am - 1pm "Treasures from Africa"

Aircraft for Sale

1958 Cessna 182A Skyline

Registration : Z-MIN Airframe TTSN : 2907 Hours Engine Hours SMOH : 840 Hours Engine Life : 1500 Hours (+ 10% extension) C of A Due : 20th March, 2012

Propeller : 982 Hours (1500 hours) 5 Year Inspection : 26th November 2012 Paintwork : Fully re-sprayed 2007 (9/10) Upholstery : Complete refurbishment 2007 (10/10) Tyres : New all round 2009 Braking system : C206 Disc system fitted 1996 Damage History : None King KY 55 Nav-Com 2nd VHF fitted Transponder ADF VOR Dual altimeters
This immaculate aircraft, though old, is in impeccable condition and will do its new owner(s) proud. It is currently at Charles Prince Airport in Harare. Asking Price : US$ 55 000-00 Contact : robynm@yoafrica.com

NEW CLOTHES FOR SALE
Latest Fashions in Evening Wear, Jeans, Skinnies, Bootleg, 3/4s, Pedal Pushers up to size 42, Fancy T shirts, Tops, Blouses, Skirts S - XXXL, Maxi Dresses, Shoes, sandals and more... Spoil yourself this Christmas. Less 10% Discount on all purchasers before Christmas. CONTACT; +263 913 376815, +263 912 684850. +263 11 955809
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
TOYS, TOYS, TOYS, TOYS.... Trains, Ben Ten cars, satchels, battery bicycles & cars, Water guns, Bubble Guns, Dolls, Tea & Party sets, And many more.... All new FROM... $1.00 to $20 Computer power cables $5ea, USB Mice $7ea, Keyboards $7ea, MP3 FM Modulators available $20ea. CONTACT; +263 913 376815, +263 912 684850. +263 11 955809

WROUGHT IRON SECURITY WORK EXPERTLY DONE Sliding Gates, Veranda Enclosures, Burglar Bars, Carports, Playground Equipment, Made to Order, Swings, Slides, Seesaws, Play frame Obstacle courses. ALL MADE TO ORDER CONTACT; +263 11 955809





11 PIECE SOLID OAK DINING ROOM SUITE 6 PIECE DRAYLON LOUNGE SUITE SET OF THREE SOLID WOOD WALL UNITS ALL THE ABOVE ITEMS ARE IN MINT CONDITION. SERIOUS OFFERS ONLY VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT TEL : 241219/011 613 746

Wednesday. For further details phone Les Coulson on 288873.





WANTED

Train Set Locomotives & Rolling Stock - Hornby and Lima ( even if not working )

Tel: 09-252102 or 0912289547

FOR SALE :

METAL LATHE - EXCELLENT CONDITION : US $ 4000.00

VERTICAL MILLING MACHINE : EXCELLENT CONDITION : US$ 2 500.00



WOODSTOCK FURNITURE
Custom made teak and pine furniture - indoor and outdoor windows & doors vanity units pubs kitchens Contact Mike McAllister - 011613314 78525 (w) or email maco@yoafrica.com



Items for Sale:

CHRISTMAS COMING UP: Playground equipment for sale Also: COTTAGE TENT: Large - Good Condition RIFLE: Cogswell & Harrison 375 + Ammunition TOWER GUN; Collectors Item MONO PUMP CAMERAS; Pentax Spotmatic with lenses & accessories Panasonic Zoom 28 FRIDGES: 12 v 6 cu ft - good condition 2 small gas/electric - need attention SECURITY GATES; Double BED BASE; wooden slatted 3' COMPUTERS PARTITIONING: with aluminium joins FELT - DISPLAY MATERIALS - Lg PICTURE FRAMES - CREPE PAPER - CAMI BOARD NEW CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

TEL: 204460 - 0912 234103

A SELECTION OF 400 NOVELS - USED IN GOOD CONDITION EMAIL: danielwendy@yoafrica.com for a full listing .R30 EACH

EDUCATION BOOKS FOR SALE AUDITING AN INTEGRATED APPROACH- ARENS / LOEBBECKE AUDITING PRINCIPLES - STETTLER INCOME TAX IN ZIM - 3RD EDITION - HILL LAW OF CONTRACT - CHESHIRE/FURSTOM FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT DESIGNING ORGANISATIONS - ROBEY ACCOUNT PRINCIPLES /INTRO TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNT -FISS/SUNDEM APPLIED ECONOMIC - GRIFFITHS INTRO TO MANAGEMENT ACCT - HORNGREN FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT - VAN HORNE MARKETING MANAGEMENT - KOTLER R200 EACH

WASHBURN GUITAR NEW - HARDLY USED - R4000 STAINLESS STEEL DOUBLE BOWL SINK - R3000 WILLARD BATTERIES - 622 - NEW - R600 EACH MIDLAND CB RADIO - R1000 LIGHT WEIGHT LAWN MOWER -R1000 SHARP FO-2950M MULTI LASER FAX PHONE/COPIER -NEEDS TONER CARTRIDGE R1000 WHEELCHAIR - COLLAPSIBLE AS NEW - R6000 TEL : 283950 / 011420841 / email danielwendy@yoafrica.com

16)BOOTLEGGERS BOTTLE STORE
'Long live the party'

FESTIVE SPECIALS**** Nikolai Vodka $3.00 Discovery Cane + 2ltr Mixer $4.50 KWV Brandy 3yr/5yr/10yr $10/$12/$14

Beer - Dumpies Castle / Black Label / Hansa $1.00/ R7.50 Amstel $1.33/R10.00 Heineken / Castle Lite $1.20/R9.00

Cans -330ml Black Label / Castle / Bohlingers / Zambezi/ Kings/ Windhoek Lager/ Lion / Pilsner $0.80 / R6.00 Ciders - ALL Brutal Fruit/ Esprit / Hunters Gold/ Dry / Savanna Storm / Spin / Klip 'n Cola $1.33/R10.00 Whiskeys Johnnie Walker Black (1litre) $50.00 Jack Daniels $34.00 Bells $23.00 Famous Grouse/ J &B $26.00 Black & White $19.00 VAT 69 $16.00
OTHERS
Southern Comfort $22.00 Olmeca Tequila (silver, black,gold) $26.00 Peach Snapps $12.00 J.C Leroux $7.00
Please call in - 106 George Silundika Avenue Btwn 10th & 11th Avenue Call 0912 32 32 32/09 72451

Inverters for Sale

Power cuts are back with a vengeance!

Invest in an inverter now and get peace of mind. Our units are automatic and come with a guarantee. For sales or help call 011 631 218 from 21 December to 8 January.

Swarovski Crystal Jewellery
For a last minute but unusual Christmas present call 011631218.

WISEOWLS PUBLICATIONS has published Volume 2 of the Family Puzzle Book.

Now available at the following outlets:

Solomon's Supermarket Fife Street
Morningside Supermarket, Morningside.
Hillside Kwikspar, Hillside Shopping Centre
Bonsa Casa Blanca, Hillside Shopping Centre
Cards and Gifts. Haddon and Sly Bldg.
River Cafe 12 th Avenue (Wrights Nurseries)
Indaba Book Cafe, 9th Ave./J. Tongogara St. (formerly Angels Restaurant)

The recently issued booklet "WHAT DO YOU KNOW" and Family Puzzle Book volume 1 are still available at Vigne Bookshop, Stationery Express Fife Street and Ascot, Trish Boutique and the Gift Shop at the new Bradfield Shops apart from at the above mentioned outlets.

"NORMAN'S KITCHEN"phone 241539.
To all my customers,many thanks for your patronage,I will be out of the country from Jan for a while,but stocks will be exclusively available until sold out at "The Fish Place"Ascot shopping centre.I hope to be back with my usual top quality,preserve free,marmalades,pickles and pies.I will also have new ideas and products. Once again thank you and a very happy Christmas and New Year.

Assistance.

Can anyone assist with transposing the old fashioned slides(1960,s) onto a CD?Payment guaranteed.Norman Mumford phone 241539 Bulawayo.

FRESH FARM CHICKENS FOR SALE.CONTACT SHEILA ON CELL 011 634 980 OR ELVIS ON CELL 0912 265 619 OR BUSINESS LINE 09-880834 OR 60727

Landi Biesenbach Photographer Weddings and all special occasions For quotations and any enquiries please contact me on: 0912115575

FAMONA DAY CARE CENTRE - 2010 REGISTRATION BEGINNING 4 JANUARY 2010,
No 24-20th Avenue Famona. Grade O and nursery. If you have no maid, do not get stressed your child is our concern. Tel 77551 Day or 023 515 256 +Party Planet is situated on the National Road just past the Fire Station on your way into Musina. Pop in and browse for all your party needs, dress up costumes and accessories, naughty novelties, greetings cards, gifts and your Christmas decorations, serviettes etc. as well as second hand books. Dilveen Kalshoven Party Planet Musina Tel: 015-534 3455/082 448 2915 e-mail: partyplanetmsa@gmail.com

BUILDING ALTERATIONS
PAVING SWIMMING POOLS BATHROOM AND KITCHEN REMODELING WALLING
CONTACT : MIKE McALLISTER - 011613314 MACO BUILDERS (78525 / 881176-7) Email address : maco@yoafrica.com

For all your tree problems please call Beaver Tree Felling on cell: 023 896 375 Land: 09 - 476569



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

Looking for original Christmas gifts?

'The Alley Shop' is now open.

We have a variety of glassware, tablecloths, candles, linen, embroidered items, teak furniture, paintings and lots more.

Our entrance is through Farm Fresh Vegetables, 122 Robert Mugabe Way. And coming soon in 2010.....Farm Fresh Butchery. Watch this space!

TROPICA NURSERY
4 GIBBS ROAD
GLENCOE
Tel: 288873

Tropica has just received a new consignment of plants. We have a wide variety of ground covers, shrubs, palms, perennials and bromeliads At last we are having perfect weather for gardening and there is still time to give your garden a mini-makeover and re-do your pot plants before Christmas.

We also make up a vegetable pack containing 12 to 14 fresh farm vegetables every week.

For Sale

A Monarch kitchen units in very good condition comprising of: 1 x Double floor unit 1 x Double sink unit (no sink) 1 x wall units 1 x grocery storage unit Price US$ 900.00 or HCO

B Huddersfield motor 380V 15HP Price US$700.00 or HCO

Contact Allen 0914 085 451 09 - 884397

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.

DELICIOUS SMOKED HAMS AVAILABLE NOW AND TO ORDER

PHONE LYLE ON 78619 or 0912861535

Dear All,

does anyone know which company in Bulawayo is producing the iron pre-casted Gazebo?

Thanks Sonja slgl@zol.co.zw

LYNN'S CHICKEN'S

SHOP : 36A 13th AVE OFFICE : 73 PARK ROAD BTW H CHITEPO & LOBENGULA ST SUBURBS

For the most succulent, home grown chickens 2 kgs and above. Don't delay to place your Christmas orders.......... call now
Denise on 230534 Office Marika on 62889 Shop

Office hours : 0800 - 1630 Monday - Friday Shop hours : 0800 - 1630 Monday - Friday 0800 - 1200 Saturday++++ THE BOOK & BEAN Book Cafe. - used, new and the finest brew! Tel: 61340, or 0913 719012 Opening on Friday the 11th at Bradfield Shops. Brand new and quality second-hand books. Thousand of titles to browse, from fiction to non, kids to crafts, romance to reality, coffee-table to business, and everything in between. If we don't have what you're looking for we'll order it in! Books exchanged and bought. Also magazines, stationary, cards & gift wrap. Relax in the coffee shop with a good page-turner and a superior cappuccino/expresso, or make use of our WiFi facility. Select from our delicious cafe menu - breakfasts, open or toasted sandwiches, soups, home-made pies, cakes, confectionary and more.
We have something for everyone, food for body and soul. We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

McIntosh MacBook 4,1 laptop
Includes final cut pro editing programme, 55 GB external hard drive, Firewall cable Hardly used Cash offers only
Phone: Brent 0913218263 or 0733408399 Or 68032

HOUSEHOLD GOODS FOR SALE

TO VIEW 26 QALISA VILLAGE SUBURBS BULAWAYO MR C.R. HARDY

WILSON GOLF CLUB SET PLUS WHEELED CART AND GOLF BAG DOUBLE BED BASE AND MATTRESS DSTV DISH AND MULTICHOICE RECEIVER ROUND KITCHEN TABLE AND 4 CHAIRS 4 PIECE LOUNGE SUITE BLUE AND GREY SUPERIOR STOVE - 2 PLATE 6 CU FT IMPERIAL FRIDGE 6 FOOR ROOM DIVIDER 3 DRAWER DESK WRITING BUREAU PORTABLE BRAAI UNI CURTAINS PICTURES

TO VIEW 26 QALISA VILLAGE SUBURBS C.R. HARDY

HOUSEHOLD GOODS FOR IMMEDIATE SALE
1 Lounge Suite 1 Dining Room Suite 1 Bedroom Suite, 2 single beds with headboards, dressing table & stool 1 Writing Bureau 1 3 - drawer desk 1 Tea trolley and tray 1 Entertainment system cabinet 1 Parker Knoll chair 1 Side chair with arms 1 Set of luxury curtains 1 Free-standing mirror Small Tables Lamps Also other household items
Pat Matheson 36 3rd Avenue Garden Park St. Lukes Way, Ascot Tel: 233065

SOLOMONS SUPERMARKET
FIFE STREET BULAWAYO
SANTA HAS JUST ARRIVED IN STORE AT SOLOMONS SUPERMARKET. AN ASSORTMENT OF TOYS AND LUCKY PACKETS ARE AVAILABLE. BRING YOUR CHILDREN IN AND HAVE YOUR CHILDS PHOTO TAKEN WITH SANTA.

ESKIES RAND SHOP (IGLOO) WILL BE OPEN EVERY SATURDAY 9.00AM TO 1.00PM UNTIL CHRISTMAS. ALSO THURS 22ND DECEMBER 2009.

SATURDAY MORNING FAIR - FOR ALL YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND UNUSUAL GOODIES. VERY COMPETITIVE PRICES.

RIDE ON PLASTIC MOTOR BIKES - ORDERS TAKEN IF STOCK RUNS OUT A VARIETY OF PRESSIES FOR MEN, LADIES AND KIDDIES,

DEFINITELY WORTH A VISIT. EGGS ON SPECIAL AT @ $2.15 PER DOZ.
DEBONED ROLLED CHICKENS STUFFED WITH VARIOUS FILLINGS - GREAT FOR CHRISTMAS DAY.
HOME MADE CAKES AND MUFFINS. A REGULAR CUSTOMER TOLD ME, THAT SHE HAS EATEN CAKE ALL OVER THE WORLD AND OURS ARE THE BEST.

For Sale

A Monarch kitchen units in very good condition comprising of: 1 x Double floor unit 1 x Double sink unit (no sink) 1 x wall units 1 x grocery storage unit Price US$ 900.00 or HCO

B Huddersfield motor 380V 15HP Price US$700.00 or HCO

Contact Allen 0914 085 451 09 - 884397

HILLSIDE HARDWARE
HILLSIDE SHOPPING CENTRE PHONE 241376

Ladies for that SPECIAL MAN in your life we have a super range of Skill Power Tools, Webco Hand Tools, Pellet Guns and a fantastic choice of fishing equipment just arrived. HILLSIDE HARDWARE HOME NOW OPEN UPSTAIRS We have a lovely variety of AMADAKA hand painted pottery Hand embroidered Duvet sets a lovely selection of machine embroidered items Cast iron pots, Kettles, Toasters, irons and for these HOT HOT days an ice making machine Jewellery and knick-knack items ideal for Xmas stockings. So come in and see us soon while stocks last!

WILDLIFE AND ENVIRONMENT (WEZ) SHOP
NOTE: The WEZ shop will be relocating after Christmas.

We are currently having some 'Christmas Special Discounts'. Please visit and support our shop during this holiday season.

New in stock is a collection of beautiful glass oil lamps. There is a choice of plain glass shades or shades decorated in pewter (big five themes). These lamps are perfect on tables and most practical during ZESA blackouts.

In addition, a new collection of safari shirts has arrived.
Only three sets are left of Larry Norton's powerful colour prints of the 'Big Five' (five prints per presentation folder). For details on the prints, please call Terry Betts, 239849 or email tfbetts@zol.co.zw
Current location: we are within the 'TV Sales and Hire' store on Fife Street between 10th and 11th avenues. Tel: 77309. Hours: 8AM - 4PM except 8AM - Noon Wed. and Sat.

As Christmas descends upon us once again, the management and staff at Gees fruit & Veg would like to thank all our valued and loyal customers and friends for their support over the years. We look forward to serving you all again in the future. May the good Lord bless you all and bring all the happiness and health you all wish for this 'Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

Please place Christmas orders early to avoid disappointment. call in and see our wide range of fresh fruit and vegetables. fruit baskets made to order. will be open every Sunday during the month of December except Sunday the 13th and open Saturday the 26th of December. No 14 8th Ave Tel: 67013 / 68209 Fax: 68209 Cell: 011 401 334

NIVEK CERAMICS

FROM FRIDAY 6th NOVEMBER THE NIVEK CERAMICS FACTORY SHOP WILL BE OPENING EVERY FRIDAY FROM 8AM TO 4PM AND SATURDAYS FROM 8AM TO 12PM

PLEASE COME AND VISIT US AT THE CORNER GEORGE SILUNDIKA St. & 15th AVENUE. SHOP 143 ENTRANCE ON 15TH AVENUE NEXT TO VEGIE SHOP.

COME AND HAVE A LOOK AROUND FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AND HOME DECOR IDEAS.

Aeromax Personal Trainer includes 65cm ball and hand pump with exercise wall chart. 2 foam grip handles, 2 resistance bands, Aeromax connector, exercise mat and 2 instruction videos R400.00,
contact 289674 or 011410273.

CADAC

IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS?
We carry a full range of CADAC products including : gas braais, skottle braais, cooler bags, lanterns, briquettes, gas bottles and all other CADAC accessories. Call at Grey's Service Station (R. Mugabe Way) or phone 63381.

FOR SALE

1 X INGERSOL RAND COMPRESSOR. 1 X DUMP TRAILER 5 TON.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT CELL 011364814 OR 011631800

DRUMMOND RANCHING
are producers of top quality *LOCAL CHICKEN* Offering a wide range of various cuts, whole birds and mixed portions All at competitive prices! We are certified HALAAL Contact Rae or Norah on 887590/1 to place your orders



19a) Boats and Fishing

''FISHING EQUIPMENT / ACCESSORIES outlet in Bulawayo -

38 Samuel Parirenyatwa Street, Cnr. 2nd Avenue.

Plenty of new and varied stock received. Offering a Christmas Special for the month of December.

Please note we will be open from 8am to 1pm every day until after Christmas. Contact No. 76654 or 011 208 244 Brian Macklin Well worth a visit - hurry while stock last.'' <

20) TIDBITS


What is Christmas?

It is tenderness for the past,
courage for the present,
hope for the future.

It is a fervent wish that every cup
may overflow with blessings rich and eternal,
and that every path may lead to peace.

- Agnes M. Pharo

Rick, Maggie, Leila and the residents of Edith Duly Nursing Home wish you rich and eternal blessings and glorious paths of peace filled with friends and happiness.
Thank you so much for your continued donations, Bless you for caring.
God bless you and keep you safe this Christmas.


Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
--John Muir


Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain. --Helen Keller


Ross' published books:

1. "Benny the African Giant Rat": ISBN 978-1-4092-7011-9 http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback_book/benny_the_african_giant_rat/6370317
2. "The Flame Lily Weeps": ISBN 978-1-9058-09530
http://www.pneumasprings.co.uk/The%20Flame%20Lily%20Weeps.htm
3. "Sid the Stick Insect": ISBN 978-1-4092-8936-4 http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/sid-the-stick-insect/7310262
4. "The Mouldings of Chipinge. A historical and personal account of life in Rhodesia & Zimbabwe": ISBN 978-0-557-11563-1 http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/the-mouldings-of-chipinge/7659787
5. "A three-legged dog called Present": ISBN 978-0-557-14463-1 http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/a-three-legged-dog-called-present/5552885
6. "Oscar the Ostrich": ISBN 978-0-557-22452-4 http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/oscar-the-ostrich/6078456
7. "African Birds": ISBN. Publish America.
8. "Common Antelope in Africa": ISBN. Publish America.
Ross sells:
1. Genuine ostrich feather dusters (10 ft extendable).
2. Genuine blown ostrich eggs (inards removed).
3. Animal hand-painted printed T-shirts (I can take any animal order).
Dr. Ross G. Cooper rgcooperuk@yahoo.com




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."