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July 2010

Mannum, South Australia 5238

Issue Number 48

Mannum Community College

Good Mates – Rival Competitors

Year 12 Formal

Selected for State Athletics Team

he Mannum Community College Year 12 Formal was held on Friday the 18th of June. The venue was the Mannum Motel, which was really great as the Formal has not been held locally for such a long time. Some students arrived in limousines or other fancy vehicles. All students looked amazing as they entered the formal, with all the girls looking stunning with gorgeous dresses, hair and makeup. The boys also scrubbed up well with very smart suits, shoes and hair. The Motel provided excellent meals and service. We enjoyed the night by taking photos, chatting, dancing and even trying to waltz. The highlight of


the night was Mr Ward’s brave ‘Slice of Heaven’ dance he performed especially for us. There were several awards given to the year 12s, organised by Ms Penne Lewis-Brown. King and Queen Stefan Chorney and Lia Wagenknecht Best hair Sharlee Modra and Riley Scanlon Best dressed Maddi Henry and Ryan Palmer Best couple Lucinda Kendall and Roy McKenzie Cutest couple Danika Pratt and Jacob Strauss

Special thank yous to Lia Wagenknecht and Kimberly McQueen for organising such a fantastic event. Lucinda Kendall, School Captain

wo local Murraylands lads will be off to Bendigo representing South Australia at t h e Na t i on a l A t h l et i cs Championships in their age group (10 years). Blake Tabe from Mannum Community College and Cameron Horstmann from Swan Reach Area School recently attended a day at Grange Primary School, meeting their team mates, team managers and coaches and trying on their uniforms. Before joining the State Athletics Team, Blake and Cameron competed against each other at the CMASSA sports day held at Swan Reach. At that event Cameron won the long jump and Blake won the discus throw. From these results they were selected to represent their schools at the Murraylands SAPSASA trials held at Unity College. Based on the results at that meeting they were chosen to represent the Murraylands zone at the SAPSASA Country


Isobel Redmond to Visit Mannum he Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Isobel Redmond MP will be visiting Mannum on Sunday the 8th August 2010. The Mannum Branch of the Liberal Party have organised a fundraising lunch and are delighted to have secured Isobel


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Redmond as the guest speaker. The luncheon will be held at the Mannum Motel and is $25 per head for a two course meal. Reservations can be made by phoning Helen Flett on 0419 189 146.

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Cameron Horstmann and Blake Tabe at the State Country Championships

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SAPSASA Country Athletics Championships 3rd May 2010, results for age group: 10 Years. Blake Tabe Boys Shot Put (2 kg) SAPSASA Silver Medal (7.17m) 1st for Murraylands zone Boys Discus Throw (500 gm) SAPSASA Gold Medal (23.20m) Cameron Horstmann Boys Long Jump SAPSASA Silver Medal (3.75m) 1st for Murraylands zone Boys 4x100 Metre Relay SAPSASA Gold Medal (1:04.12)

These results gained them selection for the State Athletics Team to compete in the National Championships in Ben di go Vi ct or i a fr om November 28th to December 2nd. Blake will be competing in the Discus and Cameron in the Long Jump. Along with two other boys from the Murraylands, they will travel to Bendigo with the state team of approximately 60 athletes aged 10 to 12 years. Their families are also heading to Bendigo to cheer on the boys. These four lads are the largest number of representatives from the Murraylands zone to be selected for the State Athletics Team. State training commences in October in Adelaide, but both will be continuing their own training until this time. Jo-en Tabe

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Our Students - Mannum’s Future Dear Editor, On Friday 18th June I went to view the Community College students “walk the red carpet” as a prelude to their School Formal. This was held at the Mannum Motel Barn where students and onlookers were then invited to partake of “nibbles” making everyone part of this special night. Students arrived in limousines or were chauffeured by parents, and the entrance to the barn was beautifully decorated for this occasion. I was so impressed by the beauty of the girls and their handsome escorts. Everyone had gone to so much trouble and it was with great pride that I watched as the young people of our town arrived. The dinner was then held in the Motel dining room and I hope all the students enjoyed their evening. The young people - the future of our town - were something of which to be very proud and I wish them every success as they complete their school lives at Mannum Community College. Carol Greening, O.A.M.

MMCSS Art Exhibition Dear Editor, We’re you in Mannum on the recent Queen’s Birthday long weekend? If you were strolling up Randell Street on Sunday the 13th, maybe you were one of many who took the opportunity to visit the inaugural MMCSS (Mid Murray Community Support Service) Art Class Exhibition. The patio area of 39 Randell Street was transformed for the day into an Art Gallery, displaying works from the MMCSS Art Class, including some winning entries from the recent Mannum Show. Mediums of oil, gouache, acrylic, watercolour and pastels were well represented, along with various techniques and styles. Displaying artists were on hand to talk viewers through their works. A relaxed and welcoming atmosphere greeted the visitors. A gold coin entry fee was well worth the chance to have a cuppa, cupcake and a warm place to sit and peruse over 40 pieces of talented artwork. All exhibitors were excited to have the opportunity toshowtheirworks, with the visitors taking their time to appreciate the display. All commented onthehigh standard, the creativity and inspirational quality of the exhibit. Many thanks go to EvelynMachin, the MMCSS Art Class teacher, a talented guiding light who has the

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ability to bring out the best in her students, Brett Wallace, for making the framework for the display, and carrying out the ‘heavy work’, MMCSS Art Class member Lyn Bowmann, for organising and coordinating the event, to MMCSS for providing the opportunity for us to pursue our creativity, and supplying the venue. Last but not least, to all my fellow members of the Art Class, who are the most supportive and fun group of people I have had the pleasure of being a part of, a proud day for us all. Declared a huge success, there will definitely be more to come, so keep an eye out for the next MMCSS Art Class exhibition. An October long weekend exhibition is already in the planning stages. New members of the MMCSS Art Class are always welcome. If you are interested, please call the office on 8569 2129, or call in to 39 Randell St, Mannum and have a chat with one of the friendly staff. Classes are held every Monday 12:00pm to 3:00pm (except Public Holidays). Angie Roesler, Art Class member and MMCSS Clerical Assistant

From Mannum to Mandumb Dear Editor, Many years agobeforemovinginto the district I visited Mannum, and thought, “What a lovely town.” The cafes, the antique shops, the pub without pokies, the river and so on. Now living in the district I hear the town called, Man-Dumb, and it seems appropriate, for most of the character seems to have gone. Mannum is a unique town, there are only a few towns that run along the river rather than away from it, and the history re the Afghan traders, and the river boats, is awesome, but Mannum seems to be hell bent on becoming another disaster like Mount Barker or Gawler. For example, “Esmerelda”, another piece of history gone. Modern Mannum is a new shopping centre planned that looks like the hovels that now exist in certain suburbs, new council chambers, an ugly street clock, and suburbs that remind one of the song, “Little Boxes”. In Ireland, Scotland and Wales small villages like Mannum are huge tourist attractions because of their history. History attractspeople, look at Kapunda and Burra, or maybe the council should. It seems that the Mannum council have no idea at all

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of how to promote and care for a town rich in history. The main street could be restored with verandahs, and a variety of shops that attract, e.g. antiques, books, cafes and so on. There is no excuse for the ignorance of this council, or maybe there is. Maybe they all need a historical awareness course, and also a course in being proud of governing Mannum and keeping the history of this river town, not bulldozing it. I’ve seen tourists in Europe pay to photograph stone walls! History attracts and while the council turns Mannum into their idea of a ‘modern’ (bland) tourist friendly place to visit, the tourists will go where history is alive and being preserved. The speed boats and jet ski tourists on the river do not open the town to the visitor looking for history and uniqueness. How can it with that screaming of those motors and the high volume music emanating from the speakers? Crass indeed! Councils come and go. One day Mannumwill get the councillorswho care, but by then how many historical places will be left? Do the councillors wish to be rememberedfor their construction or destruction? Catherine Johns

Premier’s Community Grant Dear Editor, The Hall is very grateful to the State Government for a Premier’s Community Initiatives Fund grant which has enabled us to purchase tools and materials for woodwork classes. The grant was applied for last year and after a long wait (always happens) several of our members had a wow of a time spending the money. The tools bought were from a comprehensive list put together by two volunteer handymen. The classes have started and the projects have begun rolling out. Wooden bird feeder - wooden ducks and galahs (what else would you expect in a wooden bird feeder!). So we say thanks again to the Premier for deciding we have a good project and for providing the funds. Terry Udy, Coordinator

Protecting Our Heritage Dear Editor, I write in response to the letter to the Editor regarding the demolition of “Esmeralda”appearinginIssue47

of the Mannum Mag. Council has been active in issues of heritage conservation, more recently through the completion of a detailed Heritage Review for the entire Mid Murray Council region. This review now allows Council to move forward in terms of improved heritage conservationpolicies, thereby paving the way for the better protection of historic buildings. I can assure all of your readers Council does recognise the value of historic buildings and other heritage items within the Council area and as mentioned is moving towards providing increased protection via improved planning policy. Dean Gollan Chief Executive Officer

Thank You Mannum Dear Editor, On Thursday the 20th of May the Middle Primary class from Truro Primary School had a class excursion to Mannum. We visited the Mannum Dock Museum had lunch at the Mary Ann reserve, played on the playground and went for a ride with Jester Cruises up and down the Murray River. We would like to say a big thank you to David and Jenny for showing us around the PS Marion and also to Helen and Jeff for a wonderful cruise down the Murray River on the Jester. We had a fantastic day full of learning outside the classroom. Zali D and Erin S

Mannum Football Club re you passionate about your local footy? Well show us your hands! The Mannum Football Club invites you to help us match last years’ fundraising effort. Join us for dinner in our clubrooms after the game on Saturday the 17th of July and bid on a bargain in our “Monster Auction” from 8:00pm. All goods and services for auction are donated by our valued business partners and supporters. Contact Dee on 0438 880 057 for reservations and donations or give the club a call to pledge your support.


Deanna Sellick

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Mannum Mag

Issue Number 48

Mannum Leisure Centre Review

Does Mannum Have Problems of Concern to You? he Mannum Wellbeing Group wants to try to coordinate an effort to address some of the problems expressed in the pages of Mannum Mag. We ask you to cast your mind back to at least 3 items published in Mannum Mag this year. 1. February, Page 15 ‘Horror days living on River Lane’ 2. March, Page 2 ‘Does Mannum have a problem?’ 3. April, Page 2 ‘Editorial, Does Mannum have a problem?’ Let’s accept there will always be a problem or two in any community ranging from minor to serious, despite our best efforts to create the ideal. Let’s also accept that the Council members have done much to advance the wellbeing of our town and that the Police strive to do the same. However, we are well advised to address the problems of a disturbing nature that may still occur by bringing our concerns to the attention of those with power to act upon them.


An invitation to respond

In order to assess the level of disquiet we request that you write to the Mannum Wellbeing

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Group, detailing your concerns, examples and hopefully, suggestion for rectification, j Editor Mannum Mag, who has offered to forward them to us. Your concerns may be civic, environmental beautification, cultural or behavioural? For example you may be unhappy about: • Heavy trucks passing through Randell Street. • A perception that tourists disregard residents’ pride in the town. • Lack of Police presence. • Footpath drinking outside hotels • Speed boat noise in the Residential area. • The somewhat ‘tired’ look of Randall Street, our main street. When writing to the Editor, indicate if your response can be published. You will need to provide your name but can request it not be published if your item goes to print. See the back of the Mannum Mag for contact details. Final note: The more responses received the more likely appropriate action will result, by way of our presentation to Council.

Tredwell Management has produced a questionnaire to provide the community with an opportunity to contribute to this process. Individual responses will remain confidential. The survey is available online at or . Hard copies are available from the Mannum office of the Mid Murray Council and at the Mannum Leisure Centre. Surveys not completed online can be returned via email to or by mail to Tredwell Management, 209B Henley Beach Road, Torrensville SA 5031 by 14 July 2010. Entrants have a chance to win one of two prizes: First prize is a six month membership to the fitness centre at the Mannum Leisure Centre. Second prize is a $50 voucher for the Pretoria Hotel. If you have any queries in relation to this questionnaire please call Andrew on (08) 8234 6387. Shane Thompson

Mannum Agricultural Society

Mannum Wellbeing Group (Wellbeing Nucleus Discussion Group)

Annual General Meeting Mannum Agricultural Society wishes to advise the Annual General Meeting shall be held at: Schache Hall, Mannum Showgrounds, North Terrace Wednesday July 14 at 7:30 pm Appointment of Office Bearers & Conveners shall take place at this meeting with a detailed report on the successful Mannum Show held in March 2010.

DISTRICT CHURCH SERVICES For Mannum congregations ANGLICAN 6 Adelaide Road. Ph: 8569 2385 Mannum, Sundays 10.30 am BAPTIST William Street. Ph: 8278 3992 Mannum, Sundays 10.30 am CATHOLIC Mau Street. Ph: 8531 1699 Mannum, Mass: 1st Sunday 9.30 am, all others 8.30 am LUTHERAN 79 Cliff Street. Ph: 8569 2863 Mannum, Sundays 9.00 am, Sunday School 9.45 am during school terms. Everyone welcome. RIVER WORD CHRISTIAN CENTRE Greening Street. Ph: 8569 1333 Mannum, Sundays 10.00 am SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST 17 King George St. Ph: 0419 855 941 Mannum, Saturdays 9.30 am, Sabbath School 11.00 am UNITING Corner of Greening Street & Walker Avenue Enquiries: Phone one of the Elders. G Gobbett: 8569 1083, M Thomas: 8569 1005 R Marshall: 8569 1737, G McInerney: 8569 2076 Mannum, 1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays 11 am, 2nd & 4th Sundays 9 am Issue Number 48

he Mannum Leisure Centre located on Adelaide Road, Man n um h as been established in the community for around 30 years. The Centre services Mannum and parts of the surrounding district, with a population of over 2400 people. The facility, owned and managed by Mid Murray Council, features a multi-use sports court, two squash courts, two gym/weights areas, an open foyer and a stage. The building also houses the senior citizens club and contains an office, canteen/kiosk, meeting rooms, gallery, toilets and storage spaces. Major activities at the centre include fitness, basketball, netball, tennis, badminton, volleyball, roller skating and community events. The Mid Murray Council has c om m i ssi on ed T r e d we l l Management to conduct a review of the Mannum Leisure Centre to ensure the facility is maximising its potential while offering services that are efficient and cost effective.


Mannum School Community Library School Term Times School Holidays Mon, Thur, Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Mon, Tue, Wed (am), Thur, Fri: Tue: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Wed: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Wed (pm): 04:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sat: 9:30 am - 12 noon Sat: 10:00 am - 12 noon Closed Sunday and Public Holidays. Further information: 8569 2005 Puzzle ow many words of 4 or more letters can you make with these 9 letters? • Each word must include the letter in the shaded box • One word includes all 9 letters Score: 21 Good, 31 Very good, 41 Excellent


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Mannum Rowing Club Centenary his year the Rowing Club Celebrates its Centenary from 1910-2010 with a Centenary Dinner scheduled for Saturday 2nd October. The Club was formed in February 1910 as a result of a meeting held in the Pretoria Hotel. At the time the Mannum Athletics Club had been holding athletic meets on the Rec now know as Mary Ann Reserve. The Rec was a portion of land bought in trust for the towns people for public recreation, who in turn handed over responsibility to the District Council in 1940 after 42 years of service. The Rowing Club was granted permission to erect a boat shed which was officially opened on 29th of January 1911. Initially the shed was to be 45 x 25 ft at a cost of £100, but I think the size grew a little and the cost increased to 240 pounds 10 shillings and 5 pence. Although there has been 4 extensions, the original portion still stands as part of the existing club rooms. The shed itself was quite unique in having a wooden floor that became used as roller skating rink (run by a syndicate within the club that proved to be a substantial source of income) as well as a gymnasium. It was unfortunate that the 1917 Flood put an end to the Skating Rink with the wooden floor badly buckled. With the existinga athletic


club, it made sense to amalgamate and utilize the new facility. The Rowing Club formally became known as Mannum Rowing and Athletic Club. The first Regatta was held on Monday January 30th, 1911 with crews from the newly formed Murray Bridge Club in 1909 and Adelaide Clubs in attendance. With the Murray Bridge Regatta held on the Saturday 28th, the boats were then towed by paddle steamer, courtesy of Captain R M Randell, to Mannum for the Regatta on Monday. A tradition passed on through the years, is even today a feature. Competitors in a four oared crewed event race for the Arnold Cup, a prestigious cup that was donated by Johan Georg (George) Arnold. (J G Arnold) for that first Regatta which was won by an Adelaide Mercantile crew. Although not large in membership, the Club has been very successful in years past and present, winning numerous State Championships, Country Premierships and State crew Representation (including a Junior Girls crew) in sculling and crewed events at Australian Titles. Brian Bormann, President

Some information has been sourced from the late Rod Williams Book, “Pioneering Pathways”

Selected entries from ... STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURE AND RECEIPTS For Year ending 30th September, 1911. EXPENDITURE. Shed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £240 Boats and oars . . . . . . . . . 56 Gymnasium . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Landing stage . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Regatta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Life members' medals . . . . 7 Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 RECEIPTS. Subscriptions (ordinary) £71 Subscriptions (life) . . . . . 63 Donations— Ordinary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 New Year's Day Sports Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Special for Regatta . . . . . . 9 Mannum Brass Band . . . . 5

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Mannum Rowing and Athletic Club. (FOUNDED 1910.)

FIRST ANNUAL REPORT. Season 1910-11. President.

CAPT. J. G. ARNOLD, J.P. Vice-President.

F. E. SCHUETZE, ESQ., J.P. Captain.




Hon. Treasurer.

Gymnasium Instructors.


T. R. V. BERRIMAN, C. WILKSCH, M. SHEARER, and E. TABE. Hon. Secretary.

Delegates to South Australian Rowing Association.



Selected Entries from ... COMMITTEE’S REPORT. Gentlemen— Your Committee have much pleasure in presenting to you the first Report on the business and progress of the Club from its inception to September 30, 1911, covering a period of one year and eight months. We are pleased to report that the Club has been successfully inaugurated, and is now in a very satisfactory position. Through various causes several changes have been made in the personnel of the Committee, only seven of the original members still being in office. Opening Day and Regatta.—The official opening and Club’s Regatta was held on January 30, 1911, the opening ceremony being performed by W. G. Auld Esq. (President of the South Australian Rowing Association) in the presence of the members of the Association, visiting oarsmen, and friends. The Regatta was held during the afternoon, and crews from the following Clubs keenly contested every race:—Mercantile, Torrens, Adelaide, Murray Bridge, and Mannum. All the races were won by the Mercantiles. Boats and Oars.—The Club owns one eight-oared, two four-oared slides, and one four-oared fixed seat boats, two of which require repairing. A new racing clinker tour is being built, and will be delivered at the end of October. The oars are in good order. Life Members.—After the formation of the Club it was decided that a gold and greenstone life membership badge would be presented to donors of io guineas to the Club’s funds. The present Life Members are Capt. J. G. Arnold (President), F. E. Schuetze, Esq. (Vice-President), Dr. S. M. Verco, G. R. Peters. Esq., J. Birch, Esq., and A. C. Royal, Esq. In addition to these Messrs. O. Darby and G. Schokmecht were elected as Life Members for services rendered in connection with the Skating Rink. Donations.—Your Committee are greatly indebted to the following for donations:—Capt. J. G. Arnold, Silver Cup (Arnold Fours); David Shearer, Esq., Trophies (Shearer Fours); T. A. Whyte, Esq., Trophies (Fixed Seat Race); B. Basely, Esq., Mrs. B. P. Randell, O. Nelson, Esq., C. F. C. Mau, Esq., J. W. Walker, Esq., Mannum Allgemiener Deutscher Verein, and Mannum Brass Band. Thanks.—Your Committee’s heartiest thanks are due to ... Capt. R. M. Randell for free carriage of boats from Murray Bridge to Mannum and clearing “stumps” to make room for a landing stage; to the many other townspeople who have in various ways assisted us.

Mannum Mag

Issue Number 48

Murray Darlings

Mannum Community Club

Celebrating “Christmas in June” e decided to be a bit different and have our Christmas in July, in June! We held the event on Friday 25th June, exactly 6 months from Christmas day, and invited other Red Hat chapters from Woodside, Elizabeth, Waikerie and Adelaide. We had 80 Red Hatters attend (and one pink hatter) and what a lovely day we had. Held at the Footy clubrooms, the Lions did a splendid job of preparing a two course Christmas lunch, with turkey and all the trimmings, and of course the delicious Lions Christmas Puddings with brandy custard. Thank you to all the Lions volunteers who worked so hard for us, we are very grateful for the wonderful lunch you provided for us. Lots of entertainment was planned for our visitors, and the highlight was the Murray Darlings Warblers, who performed a very funny version


of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”, and our very own “Red Hatters 12 Days of Christmas” (no partridge in a pear tree for us, our version features 8 blocks of chocolate, 6 shots of whisky, some lovely lingerie, and a couple of toy boys thrown in for good measure!) We had so much fun and frivolity, we came home with sore cheeks from laughing so much! The photos show the birthday girls celebrating their June birthdays (we swap our colours in our birthday month, wearing a purple hat and red clothes), and Lois and Sandie playing our official instrumen t , t h e “Kazoo”. As we had so much fun, we hope to make this an annual event and invite other South Australian chapters, so look out Mannum, we are likely to have even more Red Hatters visiting same time next year! Upcoming events for the Murray Darlings include a trip to the Willunga Almond Blossom Festival, a “decadent desserts” cooking experience in July, and a trip to Goolwa in August. Our membership continues to grow, and we especially welcome newcomers to Mannum - what a wonderful way to meet new people and have lots of fun in the process. Yours in red hat happiness, ...

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Host of Sunday Gold (5MU) Presents Sizzling Seventies with LIVE Broadcasts from The Mannum Club 12 til 2:30pm

EVERY SECOND THURSDAY BINGO WITH BETTY Upcoming dates are 8th and 22nd July Starts at 1pm

Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other: “You stay here; I’ll go on a head.” I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

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What’s On n exciting first half of 2010 has kept us all busy at MMCSS. Most recently, MMCSS hosted an Art Exhibition showcasing many creative works in various mediums and styles from our resident Art Group. Well done a proud effort by all concerned. A successful event that deserves to be repeated, so I wasn’t surprised to hear that plans are underwayfor another exhibition during the October long weekend. Watch out for the details, and come along and see what our local amateur artists are creating. July will see th e commencement of the MMCSS regularly offered basic and intermediate computer courses. The computer courses are valuable if you haven’t yet plunged into the technologythat surrounds us, or if you just need a refresher. The presentation is relaxed and comfortably paced. In August, accredited St John Senior First Aid and CPR update courses have been scheduled, and have strict limits on number of participants, so get in early to avoid disappointment. Also in August and new this year, ‘Cooking with Angie’, Series 2 will begin. Series 2 follows on from the previous course, aimed to develop technique and skill, along with budget friendly and quick to prepare dishes to learn. Ideal for the participants in the previous course or for anyone wishing to expand on existing skills and knowledge. The ‘Men’s Breakfast’, has had a change of venue, the River Bar at the Mannum Community Club, access from River Lane. Over the past 12 or more months the MMCSS ‘Men’s Breakfast’ attendance has outgrown our tiny courtyard at 39 Randell Street. Along with a little more room to groove, the new venue offers a little more shelter from the elements. Please remember to book and I hope to see you there!


Mannum Probus Club annum Combined Probus Club have been quite active with good attendance for bus trips and when we have guest speakers. We have also been attracting new members. At our June meeting, the guest speaker was Louise Herft from Aged Rights Advocacy Service. ARAS was established in 1990 with the purpose of


promoting and protecting the rights of older people in residential care. Loui s e divided her presentation into five main topics: Safeguard Your Finances, the Duties and Responsibilities of Your Enduring Power of Attorney, the Duties and Responsibilities of Your Enduring Guardian,

Appointing An Enduring Power of Attorney and Appointing An Enduring Guardian. These are topics that certainly cover matters we should all have in place as an elderly person while we are able to do so. After this great educational presentation Trevor Frahn, our President, presented Louise wi t h a certifi c a t e of appreciation which was gratefully accepted. At our next meeting on July 5th at 10:00am, downstairs in the Mannum Community Club, Dr Peter Joyner from the Mannum Medical Centre will be a guest speaker. Visitors are always welcome. Trevor Frahn

Trevor Frahn and Louise Herft

Mannum Football Club

A church committee suggested the following slogan for its new tithing campaign. “I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours.” Needless to say, it was rejected.



Fundraising effort. Join us for dinner in our clubrooms after the game and bid at the …

Monster Auction Saturday 17th of July from 8:00 pm For reservations contact Dee on 0438 880 057


63-65 Randell Street, Mannum SA Phone 08 8569 2261

FREE DELIVERY from MANNUM to CAMBRAI Foot wear - Bar ware - Gift ware - Home Ware - Fashion Wear Kids Ware - Body Ware… All Wares Everywhere’s

Brett Wallace MMCSS Acting Coordinator Free delivery to street address only, NO P.O. boxes. Deliveries done twice a week. Online Shopping

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Issue Number 48

Celebrate Mannum’s River History

Mannum Red Cross he Mannum Red Cross Branch held their Annual General Meeting on June 8th with 10 members attending, and one apology. President Margo Thomas gave a comprehensive report on the activities and fundraising for the year. The amount raised was $5877. Joyce South then took the chair for the election of the new office bearers.


President Margo Thomas Vice President Rae Bottroff Secretary Judith Quast Treasurer Margot Thomas Disaster Liaison Officer Rae Bottroff Financial Checker Steve Wilkinson

The Badge Day collection raised $269. Arrangements were made for the next Card Luncheon, which will be held on July 22nd. Soup will be included in the menu. Rae Bottroff

he Murraylands Regional Tourist Association Inc invites all MannumCommunity and Businesses to come and join us in a celebration of the township of Mannum’s River History and Commemorative Launch on Sunday October 24th 2010. 10am-3pm. This event has been made possible thanks to the revive and thrive grant. The event will be based on a 1933 theme - the year when the Sojourner was first launched. Also, a “Back to Mannum” day was held in 1933 to improve community moral due to the Depression and flood. The whole of the Community is invited. At the Reserve we are hoping to involve all Mannum c ommuni t y c l u b s a nd a ssocia tions ( P r ogr e s s, Rowing, Lions, MCC, Leisure Centre, Museums and more). We will have family fun activities and games pertaining to the old days before


Nintendos and Wiis. There will be canoes and boats, a BBQ by Lions, and information tents for local clubs, museums and businesses to show what they do in the community. All local businesses are invited to join the celebration. We will be encouraging Randell Street and other Mannum businesses to shake off the cobwebs: create a window display, perhaps i l l us t r a t i ng wha t wa s happening in your shop in 1933. Guests to our town love the ambience and charm, we are all proudly a part of that feeling. There will be stalls and photographic displays and art of the 30s. (Flood, depression, pre war period.) We hope that the Beam engine will be firing down at the Mannum Dock Museum and encouraging locals to visit the PS Marion, the Dock

Museum, Old Days Old Ways and Mannum Gem and Mineral Gallery. Get your Mannum passport stamped and go into a draw for a great prize. The launch of the canoe trail and the new flier A Piano Tells A Story will take place during the day. Do you have any photographs of the 1933s? What were they wearing, driving, riding then? Do you have a program of the “Back to Mannum” celebration in 1933? Do you have any great ideas to make this day really special? Can you assist us before or on the Day? Does your club or group have a marquee for loan we are in need of one more for the day.

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Out Of This World

Reunion and Tribute to Joan Kreiser

Astronomer’s Corner he globe on which we live has astronomical characteristics which are well understood and assist us to move around and explore our planet. Early sailors and travellers paid much attention to astronomy, carrying small pocket globes and compasses long before well marked out roads were set down. In those early years telescopes and maps were the branch of information most sought after by governments and private industry alike. Making good use of well known star locations has aided mariners and nautical expeditions throughout history, especially when very little was known about such destinations as remote as the South Pole. Much of our lives on planet earth is connected to and orientated around the axis of rotation, a line through the poles. Not often evident in sight and at times more of a “sense” which has changed minutely over the millennia. The equator, the two poles and a curved earth surface add an extra level of difficulty, as opposed to navigating on a plane or flat surface. The centre of the earth provides an anchor for the constant momentum of a spinning earth where level ground is always a sort after constant, even at sea. At a very basic level the accuracy of readings can only get better in amateur astronomy as we get better at the craft. Using a compass and accurately finding position on a spinning globe is not an easy task but one that is connected to star or sidereal time, and a constantly changing night sky as we travel around the sun. Amateur astronomy at any level is a process of finding the unknown and being able write down its position so as to locate the object at a later date. With the advent of GPS and smaller and smarter phones we have once again become switched on to the pocket and hand held instruments. Venus is in Leo, Mars is in Leo/Virgo. Jupiter is an evening object in Pisces. Saturn is in Virgo rising after midday.


t was a calm and crisp evening as students and past students, their families and friends gathered at the Woolshed Gallery in Mannum for a reunion and tribute to Joan Kreiser. Since settling in Mannum some 23 years ago, Joan has annually submitted her students for examination by both the Australian Music Examination Board, (under the auspices of Adelaide University) and Trinity College London, (affiliated with London and Durham Universities) for whom the students are examined by an International Examination Board which visits Australia annually. The subjects examined are speech, drama and communication studies. In all this time not one student failed. All students except three attained honours or credits in both London and Australian exams. Mannum students were the only students in South Australia to sit for both London


and Australian examinations. Ingrid Haythorpe, one of Joan’s earliest students, and now a lawyer in the Attorney General’s Department, hosted the evening and spoke of the influence of Joan’s teaching on all their lives. Verity May and Emma Mann also spoke paying tribute to Joan. During the evening Joan gave a moving presentation of works by John O’Brien and John Keats. This was followed by a buffet of gourmet finger food and fine wines prepared by parents and students. Later Joan thanked Marg Haythorpe, Graham Gaston, parents, and everyone for the evening and spoke of the honour and humility she felt for the overwhelming surprise at this event. She spoke of her pride for all her students and said she thought the young people of Mannum were ou t st a n d i n g i n th ei r achievements and a credit to their community. Valorie Bottroff

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Mid Murray Council

Chippy Chatter he 10th of June saw CHIPS host it’s 32nd Friendship Lunch. Held at the Mannum Club, 108 attended and the meals served gained rave reviews from the guests attending. Well done Annie and her team! Unfortunately the Guest Speaker from Red Cross ‘Telecross’ service cancelled due to illness but thankfully, at the 11th hour, Bob Hunter graciously volunteered his time to entertain us all, and as always was well received and enjoyed. The quiz, although some felt was a little hard, proved to be a great topic of conversation. Once again the Friendship Lunch was demonstrated to be a great social outing for our many clients and volunteers.


Th e ne x t Friendship Lunch wi ll be held in September, more information will be provided when arrangements have been made. If you are one of many new clients, you will receive an invitation. It is a great way to get to know, staff, volunteers and clients alike, hope to see you at the next Friendship Lunch. The Community Helpers Shop is as busy as ever with various goods donated by our generous community, thank you. The volunteers who donate their time to help out, certainly have their work cut out for them some days, a great effort from a great team, well done! Brett Wallace CHIPS Acting Coordinator

“Daddy,” a little girl asked her father. “Do all the fairy tales begin with ‘Once Upon A Time’?” “No, sweetheart” he replied “Some begin with ‘If I am elected’.”

Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2010/11 he Council has prepared a draft Annual Business Plan and Budget for the 2010/2011 financial year which sets out the objectives and the activities that the Council proposes to undertake during the coming financial year. The public are welcome to view this document at the Council Offices at Cambrai, Mannum and Morgan during normal office hours or to view the document on Council’s website,


Written submissions are invited on the draft Annual Business Plan and Budget and will be received by the Chief Executive Officer, Mid Murray Council, PO Box 28, Mannum 5238 or via the feedback form on Council’s website or by email to: until 5pm Friday 9 July 2010. The Council will also provide the opportunity for the public to attend the meeting of Council to be held on Monday 12 July 2010 in the Council Chambers, Main Street, Cambrai between 9am and 10am for the purpose of asking questions and making submissions on the draft Annual Business Plan and Budget. D H Gollan Chief Executive Officer

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Shared Stitches of Mannum n June 16th, 25 quilters gathered at the Mannum Motel Barn for a Biggest Quilting Bee Mystery Quilt project. Hosted by the quilters of “Shared Stitches of Mannum”, this event is held in conjunction with Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. Quilters came from Adelaide, Barossa Valley, Goolwa, Karoonda, Minlaton and Mannum. Then there were the helpers (our own members) - ironing, reverse stitching, working in the kitchen, selling raffle tickets etc. Many thanks to them. In excess of $1000.00 was raised on the day with the proceeds being donated to the Cancer Council. The “Shared Stitches of Mannum” group thank sincerely the

Mannum Motel for the use of their Barn for the day. A perfect venue for such a worthy cause. Also thank you to our own member Susan Murphy, who designed the pattern for our mystery quilt especially for this fund raiser. The “Shared Stitches of Mannum” meet on the second Wednesday of each month in the Anglican Church Hall at 9:00am. Then on the 5th Wednesday of the month, we meet to make quilts for the community. New members welcome. For more information contact Helen on 85692185.

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Friendly Street Poets riendly Street Poets will be in Murray Bridge again this year on Sunday October 17th, from 2pm to 5pm, in the John Dohler Hall (behind Lutheran Church on Swanport Road). This is a preliminary notice to allow you the opportunity to mark the date in your calendar and, we hope, attend again in large numbers such as we enjoyed in 2009. Over 70 attended in 2009. Let’s break through 100 this year. Please alert others you know who enjoy reading and/or listening to poetry in good company.


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Mental Musings Is the glass half empty or half full?

e all have different ways of viewing our world and to deal effectively and constructively with the things life throws at us, we need to build resilience, so says Allen Woodward of Lifeline Aust. What is resilience? It’s about our ability to cope when life gets tough and not succumb to problems like anxiety and depression.


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But, some people are born naturally more resilient than others and some personality types are also more resilient than others. How do we build it up? It’s never too late (or early) to start! Firm foundations for resilience are a good diet, regular sleep, activity and relaxation as well as social support networ ks and

relationships with family and friends, on which we need to know how to draw. Practice focussing on the positive aspects of things happening in our lives and keeping a daily gratitude journal. These things all help build resilience. Challenge negative thoughts and see the glass as always half full.

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Resilience also benefits us at other times in life says Stuar t Taylor of the Resilience Institute. It’s also one’s ability to thrive on challenges, as resilience is a place of health, happiness and high performance and about having a positive impact on others and reaching our full potential. Terry Udy

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Inaugural Mannum Craft Fair Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th August 2010 Mannum Leisure Centre

annum P r ogress Association are at the moment busy organising the above inaugural Mannum Craft Fair. If this is a success, the Progress Association plan to run the Fair each year. Saturday trading will be from 10am – 5pm and Sunday trading from 10am – 3pm. The Fair will be held over 2 days and will cover a variety of crafts including quilting/patchwork, card making, felting, wooden work. Decoupage, scrapbooking, lacemaking, beading/jewellery and porcelain painting. There will be retail outlets from various areas and local crafters with their wares to sell. Also included each day will be workshops on various crafts. Entry to the Craft Fair will be a gold coin donation and a cafeteria will be running so you can have a snack and hot and cold drinks during the day. If you have any further ideas for a craft or would like to register for a stall, please contact Irene Lovell. We are looking for a contact for sewing machine service who may be interested in attending our Craft Fair. If you know of anyone please contact Irene Lovell 8569 2541.


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Mannum Bowling Club ou have possibly seen some strange activity at the Mannum Bowl i n g Club recently. As a result of sub standard work on the base of our back green at the time of installation, that green had not met Bowls Aust r a l i a r e q u i r em en t s. Therefore repair work had to be undertaken. That involved rolling the carpet and levelling the base, then re-laying the carpet. This work had to be done over a few days and, although we employed a specialist company to do the work of levelling the base, we


needed many people to roll the carpet. This was too large an undertaking for our members to do, so we enlisted the help of community. Our sincere thanks go to:Lions Club of Mannum Football Club Members Bottom Pub Social Club Members Local Police Bowling Club Members Community Without your help this task would not have been achievable. Helen Turner, President Mannum Ladies Bowling Club

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n order to meet the publication costs of Mannum Mag, rather than increase our advertising prices, which have not changed since issue 1, we ha ve cha nged the advertising discount policy. The following discounts are effective from 1st June, 2010.


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Louis Armstrong - A Tribute ecently trumpet virtuoso James Morrison together with vocalist Emma Pask and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra performed a tribute to jazz legend Louis Armstrong. Many know Louis for his all too familiar All Stars group and his film appearances, often in a demeaning form. His appearance with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly in “High Society” was perhaps one of his best since it didn’t classify him as something less than human. There is some conjecture about how his name should be pronounced. Is it Looie or Luis? As an American friend of mine points out it is St Louis, not St Looie. (I know, Judy Garland sang St Looie, but that was an exception.) In Satchmo’s version of Hello Dolly he sings ‘Luis’. Why should Louis be given such reverence? He sounds like so many other traditional jazz players. No! Wrong! The others sound like Louis. He was there first. Louis gave to the music world the defining role of the lead instrument in improvisation. He took the soloist out of the collective band group and brought him or her front and


centre to the featured part which distinguished jazz for many because of the instant improvisation by the solo voice. As if that wasn’t enough Louis also defined scat singing. Scat singing is that peculiar style of singing where the voice sounds as any instrument and actually improvises on the music in the same way as would an instrument. Ella Fitzgerald is perhaps the finest exponent of scat singing although there are others worth hearing. Louis always claimed he was born on July the 4th, 1900. It wasn’t until after his death on the 6th of July, 1971 that his birth certificate was found by Dan Morgenstein, later director of Rutger Institute of Jazz Studies. The certificate showed Louis was born on the 4th of August, 1901. The boy with the big mouth and the loud sound grew into the outstanding musician after spending time with river boat jazz bands and street bands in New Orleans. His early musical hero was Jo ‘King’ Oliver, also a cornet player. Louis says he left New Orleans to join ‘King’ Oliver in Chicago on August 8th, 1922.

Later he began to lead bands of his own and record under his own name. When Louis died people came from all parts of the city of New Orleans to pay tribute to who many regarded as their best known native son. So well did the New Orleans Jazz Club do their job that the tribute program was too large to include all those who had come for the event. Newspapers of the day estimated the crowd at in excess of 10 000. Louis was actually buried in New York at the National Guard Armory in Manhattan. A private, ticket only service was held at The Corona Congregational Centre in Queens, New York. On television CBS paid tribute to Louis in special program of film clips with musical tributes from such as Dizzy Gillespie, Peggy Lee, Bobby Hackett, Tyree Glenn, Earl Hines and Buddy Rich. In part two of this article I will speak of some of the music of Louis and identify tracks and albums where this music can be found. Peter Weir


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SALA Exhibition of Local Artists

nce again a SALA (South Australian Living Artists) exhibition is being held at the Arnold Gallery in the Mannum Tourist and Visitor Centre. The exhibition titled “River Life” commencing on July 30th, and will continue until August 22nd. The official opening by Mr Ian Mann OAM, mayor of the


Mid Murray Council, will be on the evening of the 6th of August. P h o t ogr a p h er S h a n e Strudwick is again showing his stunning photographs of the river. He is joined this time by three local artists Sandie Kuehne, Roger Baker and Barrie Walker. They exhibit their talents in a variety of mediums including

oils, acrylics, water colours, pastels and pencil. These talented artists have exhibited their works at other venues such as the Mannum Show and have been successful with entries of their works into competitions. Everyone is welcome to visit the gallery and enjoy these works. The gallery is open for

the same hours as the Mannum Tourist and Visitor Centre. Entry is free. Some art work is for sale. At times, one or more of the artists will be available at the Centre to discuss their works with visitors and other interested persons.

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A Fable?


nce upon a time, long long ago and far away there was a land where the people were genetically modified. Their scientists had discovered the gene for honesty was not switched on fully in most people, but by their new cutting edge technology it could be easily and safely activated. It would only take a mass inoculation program that could be rolledoutin weeks. The decision to proceed was made at cabinet level and put to the people who voted overwhelmingly to undergo the process immediately. The political advertisements that preceded the vote for the process went something like this. “Honesty isn’t virtue and it isn’t truth, so it won’t violate anyone’s religious opinions. It’s openness. It solves a lot ofproblemsbecauseitmakes it easier to define the problem and saves all that positive listening nonsense that takes so much time. We can get right down to the negotiations. It would save time and money not to have government departments dedicated to collecting information and spreading misinformation. We would need no Centrelink employees except for a few clerks to make out our cheques or bank deposits and a computer operator or two to make sure we’ve spelt our names right and added up properly. We would all be honestly filling in our tax returns and paying up on time and there would be no need for anyone to check on anyone else. No tax department except for the same Centrelink employees who could do overtime once a year at tax time. There would still be security officers to deal with those people who honestly felt they needed things they couldn’t pay for, for whatever reason. But the thieves would be easy to spot as they walked up and openly took the goods. There’d be very few lawyers because the crooks wouldn’t know how to lie which would make the judges jobs easy - so we’d need less of those as well. In fact, honesty would do away with most of the employees in law enforcement and government departments. And a few used car salesmen.” It was the best cost saving measure the government had come up with that anyone could remember. Their next budget was honestly expected to do away with the huge national debt and provide a very large surplus. However,noonehadanticipatedthegiantunemploymentproblemallthose government departments would generate when they were closed down. It

was honestly expected that new jobs would be created by freeing up all that money. Unfortunately most of the new jobs were in small industries that now had free time to put into production and product development. It was found that a great many of the former government employees were not suitable for productive work. They ended up being dependent on Centrelink, which meant that that work force had to be expanded, though not by too much. The payments were easily met by the unexpected flow of cash from former tax cheats and benefits were honestly configured to provide a realistic standard of living so the economy did not suffer. But the social upheaval was huge. Friendships were disrupted. “Do I look fat in this?” went out of the vocabulary. Husbandsand wives often spent weeks in shock and children were avoided everywhere as they told it as they saw it. Many did not want to be near relatives. In fact, many honestly admitted they never had. Shopping was a nightmare as closing down sales almost disappeared and ads reading, “exorbitantly overpriced” and “cheap and shoddy” were everywhere. Tradesmen had to make up entirely new invoices and “market forces” were replaced by “greed and avarice.” Used car salesmen became extinct. It was not a pleasant scene. The cabinet held an emergency meeting and decided that in the interest of social cohesion, people should be free to choose to have the procedure reversed. It was a lesson in community cooperation as almost the entire population lined up for the reversal. Of course, the cabinet had been exempted in the first place and so were able to save the day. Vivian Garner

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Minutes of Previous AGM President’s Report Treasurer’s Report Any other Reports Election of Office Bearers and Committee Followed by BBQ. Lunch All Welcome

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Cooking Dilemmas Dilemma: I have come across recipes calling for curry leaves. I have never seen them anywhere, or used them before. What are they and where can I get them from? Solution: Sounds like you have been reading some Indian cookbooks, a good time of year to prepare dishes with a little (or a lot!) of heat. I digress, now to give you some info. Curry leaves come from the Curry Tree (Murraya koenigii), a sub tropical to tropical tree, native to India, grows to about 4-6m tall and if you are ever lucky enough to come across one or grow one yourself don’t

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eat the seeds of the berries that form from the white flower, they are poisonous! The leaves a r e pi c ke d a nd us e d predominately in Indian and Sri Lankan Cuisine and have an aroma of citrus and spice, quite pungent. The leaves can be steeped in a curry, a ‘Fish Curry’ with Coconut Milk for example, lentil dishes and chutneys. They can be kept fresh chilled for up to 1 week, stored in the freezer for up to 3 months or dried and stored in a dry, dark place. The best flavour results are

derived from the fresh Curry Leaf, it loses some of its pungent integrity of flavour when stored/preserved. If replacing dried Curry Leaves for fresh in a recipe, double the quantity. It is a specialty ingredient that is not widely available, but I have bought it from the Asian Supermarket on Standen St Murray Bridge and also at the Central Market in Adelaide. Send your cooking dilemmas to Angie, 39 Randell, St Mannum, SA 5238 or Email:

Some Food Dilemmas There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine are in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat. If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?

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The Big Australian akuma has sent for you, Sushil,” my friend called, as he hurried towards me in the gardens. I knew this meant our headman had chosen me. The big Australian would become my responsibility during his stay in our village. I was expected to welcome him into my hut, to shelter and to feed him, although I struggled to provide enough for my own. Earlier I had watched silently with others as an NGO vehicle arrived to disgorge the stranger. Brian Henry Parkes was a solid man of average height. “Call me BHP,” he announced, adding with a chuckle, “the big Australian from Wollongong.” We puzzled over this. He said it was a joke that other Australians better appreciated and enjoyed. The NGO official had arranged that BHP would visit our village for a month, to work alongside and to learn from us. “This man looks like he is a big eater, as well as a big Australian”, I thought. It is my dream to see Parsu, my son, ga i n enough knowledge through school to make a living from his mind, rather than from hard and poorly-paid physical work. For tha t rea son, a t every opportunity I put aside a little rice to sell. Sometimes I also find time to carve small wooden buffaloes for the tourists. The few coins that I receive are paying Parsu’s school fees. I keep a small cache of them in a box buried inside our hut. My wife has a necklace, entrusted to Devika on her mother’s death bed. It might sell for a dollar or two, which could also help with the school fees. But Devika will


not part with this heirloom of her mother and before that, her grandmother. Fearing that my coins might be found and stolen by the stranger, I dug them up late on his first night with us while all were apparently sleeping, and crept away into the forest. Beside a clearing, I created a new place to hide them temporarily. It was as well, I believed, that I had taken this precaution when only last week I noticed that the soil above the empty box in my hut had been disturbed. My dreams were troubled that night, for I had begun to trust and befriend our Australian visitor. BHP surprised all the villagers by his willing efforts of work in the gardens. He laughed along with us when his clumsiness was apparent, and he seemed determined to improve his skills. The village children flocked to him of an evening, when he lay with them on the ground, pointing to stars and explaining their individual places in our sky. He ate sparingly for such a well-built man. Finally the day came for us to farewell the big Australian. I had finished whittling a water buffalo to give him as a parting gift on behalf of the village. But only hours before his departure, my small daughter sneaked the new carving outside to play with and she had lost it in the dense forest surrounding our hut. I was still searching for the gift when Kakuma sent for me again. My hidden coins were close by. I quickly recovered them before answering the headman’s command, fearful that I might lose them also.

I remember standing before all my villagers, the precious coins burning in my clenched left hand, my head bowed, unable to look Kakuma, Devika or the big Australian directly in the eye, such was my shame. I can still hear myself stammering the excuse to my guest. “I deeply regret that we have nothing to give you to remember us by,” I said. BHP looked from Devika to me and smiled. “But each of you has something of value which you can give me,” he said. “It’s in your hand, Sushil. And,” he added with a grin and a twinkle in his eye, “it’s around your shoulders, Devika.” I trembled, thinking of those five coins that I needed for Pa rsu’s continuing education, sweating and hot, “hidden” I had thought, in the tight grip of my left hand. Devika glanced down in unconcealed dismay at the family necklace which she wore. Neither could refuse the big Australian. Our whole village would lose face. BHP stepped forward and grasped my right hand in his, shaking it firmly. Then he turned to Devika and threw his arms around her in a warm embrace. He tousled Parsu’s hair before swinging his rucksack onto his back and striding away to the waiting NGO vehicle with a cheery wave back over his shoulder. Afterwards I returned to my hut and gratefully re-buried my spared coins in their secret place. How astounded I was to discover another ten shiny siblings already nestled there in the box! Max Merckenschlager

A little boy wanted $100 to buy a new bike. His mother told him to pray to God for it. He prayed and prayed for two weeks, but nothing turned up. Then he decided perhaps he should write God a letter requesting the $100.00. When the postal authorities received the letter addressed to God, they opened it up and decided to send it to the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister was so impressed, touched and amused that he instructed his secretary to send the little boy a check for $5.00. He thought that this would appear to be a lot of money to a little boy. The little boy was delighted with the $5.00 and sat down to write a thank-you letter to God, which read: Dear God, thank you very much for the money. I noticed that you had to send it through Canberra. As usual, they deducted $95.00 for themselves.

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Ur gent emergency assistance call 000. For police attendance call 131 444. If you need to contact us for other matters either visit the station or call 8569 2211. This may be answered by the Murray Bridge station. They will contact us by radio and then we will contact you. Your police are available 24 hours a day. Emergency 000 Police attendance 131 444 Mannum Station 8569 2211

annum Neighbourhood Watch meet on the third Tuesday of the month in the Senior Citizens Rooms at the Leisure Centre. It is an opportunity to hear what has been occurring in the district and what role you can play in helping Mannum and the district to be a safe place to work and live. Come along and be involved. Next Meeting Tuesday July 20th 7:30 p.m. in the Senior Citizen’s Room Mannum Leisure Centre All welcome, especially new members. Tea and coffee provided after the meeting.


Mannum Golf Club Annual Quiz Night Everyone is welcome to join in a fun filled evening. 8 rounds of questions where everyone wins a prize!

Date: Friday 20th August, 2010 Time: 7:30pm for 8pm start. Place: Club Rooms Douglas Street, Mannum Cost: $8.00 per player

BYO supper. Nibbles, tea and coffee will be provided. Drinks are available from the Bar. For catering purposes, ring details of the number of players to the Quiz Master, Denis Jericho on 8569 1584. Issue Number 48

Mannum Golf Club une has been a busy month at the Mannum Golf Club. On Tuesday 1st June the Golf Club hosted a Police Charity golf day. The event was well supported with 83 players with most players visitors being from other clubs. The day was a resounding success with approx $1600.00 donated to Aminya Homes. The Aminya Homes CEO Lindsay Williams thanked all organizers and participants. He accepted the donation and suggested that it would help pay for the purchase of a new high dependency bed for the residents to use. The Golf Club would like to thank the Mannum Police and Mannum Hotel for their organization and sponsorship of this community event. Club Championships for the Men and Ladies have been


run and won this month. The Ladies Championship final was a 27 hole final held on Thursday 17th June on a cool and breezy day. The finalists this year were Leanne Quast and Hilary Miller. The match was closely contested throughout, with Hilary playing outstanding golf in her first finals appearance. The match was won on the 27th hole by Leanne and the final score was 2 up. The Men’s Championship finals were held on Sunday 20th June on a fine sunny winter’s day. The A grade finalists this year were Matthew Bormann and Shaun McGlashan. The final was played over 36 holes, with Matthew winning the match comfortably 9 and 8. The B grade final played

over 27 holes was between Jeff Applebee and Nick Kroehn. This match was closely contested and a winner was only decided on a sudden death 28th hole with Nick the eventual winner. The C grade final was also played over 27 holes between Neil Warhurst and Des Gaskell. This match was close the whole day and it was only on the 27th hole that Neil was able to win. The final score was 2 up. The Golf Club is also running a Quiz Night on Friday 20th August. Tables of 8 are required, so why not get some friends together for a fun night; the quiz starts at 8:00pm. If you would like any further information please contact the Club on 85692066.


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Whistle Toot News from the Mannum Dock Museum he first of the Rockford Steam Powered Dinner weekends was held from 28th to 30th May. The dinner was fully booked as are the next three dinners - indeed bookings for these popular weekends are made two years in advance! However, at the last minute, t h ere have been som e cancellations for the 23rd, 24th, and 25th, July cruise. If anyone is interested in participating in a unique dining experience, please contact Jenny Callander on 8569 2733. Working bees are always held the weekend before cruising to load wood and spruce up all the amenities on board. The next series of public cruises will be held from 5th August to 9th August. The PS Marion will be travelling to Murray Bridge on 5th August and returning to Mannum on 9th August. This is in support of the History SA Conference being held in Murray Bridge during this period. Further inquiries and bookings and can be made at the Information Centre on


8569 1030 or the Mannum Dock Museum on 8569 2733. It is planned to slip the PS Marion in Berri during September. The planned overnight cruise to Swan Reach and back will instead continue to Berri with passengers leaving the boat at Morgan and returning to Mannum by bus. Whilst on the slip, teams of volunteers with professional supervision will replace planks, caulk leaking seams and straighten the paddle boxes. Progress to date in the Museum and on the Dry Dock preservation has been slow but positive. Preliminaryplans have been made for the Children’s section of the museum, and Roger Baker is working on a model of Randall’s boat the “Mary Ann” to go on display in the ground level section of the museum. Volunteer help keeps the “show on the road” - inquiries to the coordinator Jenny Callander on 8569 2733 or visit the website Jenny Twigden

Mannum Day Centre Mannum Day Centre is open from Mondays to Fridays except Public Holidays. The Day Centre is available for hire by community groups for a small donation. Please ring on 8569 0219 for more information. WEEKLY Monday


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Knitting Group. Bring your craft along and join in! Tea/coffee provided. For $6, stay for a cooked lunch. Mannum Weight Watchers.  Rhonda 8569 1123. Social Day. Bingo in morning and games in afternoon. Cost $6 for the day which includes cooked lunch. Scrabble Day. (*Dates change so please ring to confirm times.) Come and enjoy a relaxed game of scrabble. Cost $2 for the morning or $6 for a cooked lunch Mannum Red Cross Wellbeing Nucleus Discussion Group. Evolved from Mediation, Pastoral Care, Enneagram, Art & Soul Groups. Men’s Group. Socialisation and companionship. $6 for centre based activities including a cooked lunch. Outings are held on a regular basis. Costs may vary on these days. Women’s Health and Information Group. Card Afternoon. Bring your cards and participate in a friendly relaxed game of 500, Canasta, Bridge, Whist (the choice is yours!). Cost $2 (includes afternoon tea.) Men’s Discussion Group.  Ralph on 8569 1264.

Trade and Community Services Directory New Edition Additions, Deletions, Corrections It is time for a new edition. If you know of any changes that would improve the usefulness and accuracy of the Directory please contact Mannum Mag. Clubs, Groups and Associations: Please check that the contact phone number is correct. Maintenance and Repair: Please check your entry. Is your service still available? Email: See page 3 for other contact details


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Hospital Programs - Phone 8569 0200 Audio Clinic: for appointments phone 1800 057 220 Child & Youth Health Services: Contact 1300 733 606 for appointment Community Midwifery Service: phone 8569 0200 to make a booking Community Nursing Service: Murray Mallee Community Health Service Phone 8535 6800. Hire of Crutches: visit the hospital or phone 8569 0200 Mannum Domiciliary Care Services: phone 8569 0240 or through the hospital on 8569 0200. Meals on Wheels: Doctors referral necessary Optometrist: For an Appointments phone 8569 0200. Physiotherapy (Private): Consulting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Appointments phone 8569 0200. Private Podiatry: Appointment to be made at the Domiciliary Care Office phone 8569 0240.

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Adelaide Cardiology *Echocardiograms / *Asthma Clinic / *Centacare Family Well-Being Support / Continence Clinic / Diabetic Clinic / Dietitian / *Home Aged Care Assessments / *Home Medication Reviews / Hypertension Clinic / 4th Wed 6:30-9:30pm Immunisation / *IMVSCollectionCentre/ MannumYouthClinic-“TheCafé” Headspace / *Psychologists / *Physiotherapist (Public) If you would like to attend any of the Day Centre programs but cannot drive *Doctor’s referral required here, please contact me (8569 0219) and I will arrange transport for you. Page 20 Mannum Mag Issue Number 48

An Australian Adventure Vivian Garner (“Home” is anywhere you like to be.)

don’t think much about being a migrant any more. We retired in the Australian countryside an hour out of Adelaide. It is part of what was once a wheat farm and we own it with our son who uses it as a “week-ender.” He has four active youngsters so we decided to make the garage into a “grandparents retreat.” I was on its roof when I remembered the Werris Creek diary. I had just finished painting the gable and I was stuck. The ladder had been perfectly ordinary on the way up. I don’t know how it had gotten so much higher. Three tries had convinced me I could not get down without help. My husband was in the main house so help was at hand. The trouble was it had gone deaf. I yelled ’til the neighbour’s dogs half a kilometre away went into a frenzy. The back door stayed firmly closed. I banged on the iron roofing. It makes a


dreadful noise when you’re up close. The dogs set up another clamour. I leaned out to peer hopefully at that door. Nothing. I resigned myself to touching up the misses that were starting to show as the paint dried and asked myself what I had done to deserve this. The sun threatened to dip below the horizon at record speed but I was sure he’d remember me when mealtime rolled around. I settled down to enjoy the view - and wonder how I ended up here in the driest state on the driest continent after a perfectly ordinary childhood. It was during my musings that the diary came to mind. The valley was serene, peaceful, autumnal - a grape vine touched with red from last night’s frost, straw coloured fields and a huge stand of pepper trees hung with dull pink berries. White winged chuffs and a pair of green grass parrots frolicked between the power line and the pepper trees. From my perch the

road was invisible, only an occasional dust cloud following a farmers utility betraying its existence. It was originally called Friedenstahl - Valley of Peace and today it lived up to its name. Which was just as well or I never would have heard that door quietly close as my hearing challenged spouse stepped softly out of the house - probably not wanting to disturb me at my lofty work. After he got me down I went looking for the diary. I found it with our equator certificates and a notebook I had started on the Arcadia. Settling in a new country wasn’t easy, especially the first years in Tamworth. We’ve been back to visit Canada a few times in the last 35 years. You never forget home. But as my friend Elaine says, “Never mind, Viv. It’s home both sides of the ocean now.”

... and finally, some travel quotations “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

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Mannum Youth Youth Advisory Committee Have a YAC’ with the Mid Murray Council he Mannum YAC met for the first time on the 7th of June. Topics raised included swimming facilities, low water levels, ‘Big Day Out’ type of events for youth in the community, the new shopping centre development, motor bike track, fast food outlets and how the YAC might operate. Wednesdays were thought to be the best day for meetings after school. The members identified food and drinks for meetings including packets of chips, lollies, chocolates, platters, barbeque, toffee apples, vanilla coke, chocolate milk, fruit, water, custard


and other munchies to sustain them for the meeting. The YAC will have a strong voice for youth needs in the community and will look to make positive changes in and around Mannum. Meetings will involve formal business and a fun component. If you want to make a difference in your community, learn new skills and have fun doing it then the YAC is for you! To join or for more information contact Council on 8569 0100 or email

Skate Park lans to construct a Skate Park in Mannum are still on track with the facility likely to open in late December. Council approved the design at the June meeting and have l od g e d a d e vel op m e n t application in line with the grant funding process. The technical drawings and specifications are currently being worked on and will form a crucial part of the tender documents which will be released in early August. The tenders will then be assessed and Council will


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appoint a builder to construct the facility at their September meeting. It is anticipated that work would commence in October/November and Council hopes to hold an opening before Christmas, if all goes according to plan. Young people interested in being involved in planning an event to launch the skate park s h o u l d e m a i l and outline any ideas they might have and what they think they could contribute to a planning group.

n a first for South Australia the Murraylands are looking to establish a fun and funky Youth Bus which will act as a mobile youth centre to meet the needs of young people throughout our great region! Just imagine being part of this exciting project as a large former passenger bus rolls into a town near YOUth fitted out with internet connected computers, large screen video games, music pumping, disco lights flashing, ‘chill out spaces’, packed full of activities for young people and all supported by youth workers. People from numerous


organisations throughout the Murraylands, including a Mid Murray Council representative, are working hard to turn this dream into a reality for the youth of our region. The project team will shortly be seeking the support of the community including business, service clubs, youth groups and other community minded bodies to get behind the project and make it happen. To find out more, make comments, offer assistance or for a comprehensive briefing on the project please contact Shane Thompson after July 20 2010.

Want to know more about any of the above? Contact Shane Thompson to discuss youth or other community development needs, challenges, issues or opportunities. Telephone: 8569 0100, Mobile: 0457 845 999 or Email:

Angie’s Cooking Tips he cold weather has set in lately and that naturally makes us look for comforting and warming dishes to prepare. The recipe this week is a relatively cost effective meal to make (especially if you have a few staples in your cupboard). It can be easily served as a side dish or a main in its own right and won’t take long to get to the dinner table. It’s something I threw together for a meal in a hurry and turned out to be a keeper. Bump up the heat with chilli, if you dare, (I certainly do). Have some fun with it and put your own twist to it.


Baked Bean Curry 2 tbs oil 1 onion, roughly chopped 2 tomatoes, roughly chopped

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2cm piece of ginger, grated 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1-2 tbs curry paste of choice, to taste 165ml coconut milk 2 × 400g cans baked beans in tomato sauce 2 tsp sugar 1-2 tbs lemon juice, to taste 1-2 tbs chopped coriander leaves, to taste Method Heat oil in a large pan over medium to low heat. Add onion and tomato, cook for 3-5 minutes or until the onions are translucent and the tomato has started to break down. Add the ginger and curry paste, stir until aromatic, approx 2 minutes, then add garlic. Stir to combine. Strain sauce from baked beans, measure out 250mls of sauce and keep in reserve. Add coconut milk to the pan. Mix

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well with the flavour base you have created and bring to a simmer for about 5 minutes until it has thickened slightly. Add all the beans, reserved sauce, sugar and lemon juice. Simmer for another 5 minutes, check for seasoning, stir in coriander. Serve on a bed of steamed rice. Switch up: Serve a flat bread like Naan with this dish. 6 fresh or 10-12 dried curry leaves could be added to the recipe in step 1, or cooked and strained spinach added with the coriander. Send your article suggestions to Angie, 39 Randell, St Mannum, SA 5238 or Email: Angie Roesler

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Mannum Rowing Club End of Year Summary s mentioned last month it was hoped those who went to Western Australia for the Australian Masters would return with a bag of Medals. What eventuated was better than expected, with all Mannum Rowers able to stand proudly on the Podium representing the Club and Town of Mannum. Such was the case, that different Interstate Clubs were asking where Mannum was and how big our Club was. Most were astounded when told we had a squad here of only 7 from a total of about 12 that compete seriously at regattas. The individual medal count was as follows: Dean Mobbs, 11 races entered. 4 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze. Brian Bormann, 6 races entered. 3 Gold, 2 Silver. John Banks, 6 races entered. 3 Gold, 1 Silver,1 Bronze. Claire Banks, 5 races entered. 3 Gold, 1 Bronze.


Graham Hunt, 5 races entered. 2 Bronze. Michael Wegener, 3 races entered. 1 Silver. Mark Johnson, 4 races entered. 1 Bronze. The third to last race of the regatta saw a Mannum/Pembroke composite crew of Michael Wegener, Mark Mussared, Peter Hodson and Dean Mobbs competing against Power Hou s e a n d Un i ve r s i t y of Queensland/Banks crews for a final in the Mens E four (55-59) age group. The University four are exmembers of the Australian Olympic 8. Although beaten into second by 17 seconds, which is a fairly large margin in rowing times, they can at least say they raced against an Olympic crew who over the past 14 to 18 years had lost none of their finesse. Some 650 competitors from all States and the ACT competed over

the 4 days, many of whom have been ex- World, National, State and as mentioned Olympic Oarsmen and Women, so it was great to come home with such results. Also we can confirm that the Club won the Mens Masters Premiership and the Mens Country Premiership. Dean Mobbs won the Individual Mens Masters Award for the most individual wins for the Season 2009-10. The Presentations were held at the Adelaide Rowing Club Rooms on the 25th June with a group of supporters attending. Don’t forget the Centenary Dinner 2 n d October. TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST. Contact Carol Greening 8569 1609 or email

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t’s your turn to have them,” I told my sister Alice. “No, dear brother,” she said with a smirk on her face, “wrong, I had them last time. Besides that, since then we have built a pergola on the side of the house and there is nowhere for them to park that monstrosity of theirs.” “Are you sure?” I asked. “Yes, remember they wanted to take my kids sky diving. Said it would develop them. Then when Jeff and I refused, they wanted to take them to the nude beach to broaden their outlook.” I smiled as I remembered, then I frowned. “How did we get to raise such delinquent parents?” Alice just shook her head. And so it was that two weeks later my mother and father arrived in their huge Winnebago towing a small 4x4 behind and expecting to be able to park the whole box and dice in our driveway. They seemed a bit miffed when I told them they would have to park the 4x4 trailer in front of the campervan as the van would not fit under the carport roof and if it were left hitched to the van it would protrude across the footpath. “We don’t mind dear,” said my mother, outrageous blonde curls streaming in the blowing breeze. “But I do, the Council might throw a wobbly and fine me and I have to live here.” With ill grace they did as I asked. “Where can we park the 4x4?” father asked.

“In the street,” I told him. “And before you ask, no the neighbours can’t let you park in their place, they already have both our cars on their driveways.” Things didn’t get any better. The next thing was to connect the power.” “Use the outlet beside the fuse box,” I told Dad. He plugged in and turned on. “Something has happened to the computer game,” wailed daughter Sarah from the lounge room. “The washing machine stopped in mid cycle,” complained wife Shirley. “What happened to the TV?” son Tom asked, “just when it looked as though the Crows were going to win a game too.” “Have you got anything switched on in the van?” I asked. “Sure, everything. We never switchanythingoff. Just unplug when we leave and plug in again when we arrive. Is there something wrong with your wiring?” “There is nothing wrong with our wiring; it is just that we don’t own our own power station.” After I had turned off one of the TVs, two radios, a small deep freeze, a fan heater and an air conditioner the circuit breaker managed to hold. By now the children had come out to greet the grandparents. There were squeals of delight as they viewed the new computer game that they were given and then the various souvenirs brought from the far corners of the continent.

We all ate tea in front of TV, something we normally did not allow. “Oh, we always have our meals with the TV on,” said mother. It was no use arguing. After tea we had to watch videos of various places they had been and people they had met. The phone rang and it was my dear sister calling to find out how everything was, but really just wanting to gloat. “Don’t worry, your turn is coming,” I told her. She laughed merrily. “We have decided that no matter when they come we will go on a holiday to get out of that one.” “You wouldn’t.” “Oh, yes we would,” she chuckled as she hung up. Finally things settled for the night. At least I thought so. Then I heard the little 4x4 go out and shortly return. Then there was a tap on the front door. “Can we have a cup of milk for coffee?” father asked when I opened the door. Slowly and with infinite patience, counting by halves to ten, I walked to the kitchen, took from the fridge the near full two litre bottle and walked back to where my father stood at the doorway. “Here, keep it,” I said as I thrust it at him, firmly closing the door on him. Back to bed to sleep; perchance to dream. Fat chance! The Diarist


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Young, old, in between - the Mannum Dock Museum & Visitor Information Centre needs you! Whether you’re a long term resident of Mannum or new to the area you are welcome to join us. Sparing as little as two days a month would make the difference to our busy centre. The Visitor Information Centre is open 7 days a week and there is currently a desperate need for volunteer staff during the winter season as many of our regular volunteers flock to the warmer climates. It’s a great opportunity to interact with people from all over the world and keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in and around Mannum. As well as customer service in the Visitor Information Centre, jobs to be done in and around the Museum include database entry to catalogue the collection, building and construction work of exhibitions and displays, general yard maintenance and so much more. Volunteering on PS Marion is a lot of fun. As well as crewing there are many non operational roles to be filled including Galley Hands, Waiting Staff, Cleaners and House Persons, Ticket Sales and General Maintenance. So whether you enjoy working alone quietly or dealing with the public, there is something for everyone. Drop in and speak to one of our Coordinators or telephone 8569 1303. Alison Farley, Coordinator, Mannum Visitor Information Centre

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On My Bookshelf Quilters Quick Taste Tempters by “Shared Stitches of Mannum” Quilting Group 2006 his is a favourite recipe book of mine and there is a touching story behind it. The idea for the recipe book was Lois Quast’s and this is her story, as recorded in the book. “Hi there, In approximately the middle of last year when discussions were taking place about the exhibition, I offered to compile a recipe book. Whilst compiling this recipe book, in October, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Fortunately it was picked up by a mammogram. My quilting group were informed as soon as it was confirmed, as I thought they would find out anyway and it was better for me to be open about it. The support I received from my beloved quilting group was just overwhelming. I received many phone calls, prayers, cards, gifts, food, it was ongoing. In December, the group presented me with a beautiful quilt, each person having sewn a square. I will treasure it forever. At the moment I am doing fine. My operation and radiotherapy treatment went really well. I encourage all of you to have your regular mammograms. Breast cancer, if diagnosed early, is very treatable. The proceeds from the sale of this recipe book will be going to aid breast cancer research. Thank You, Lois”


Since then this pretty little pink recipe book has sold approximately 1000 copies. At $6 a copy it has raised approximately $6000 for cancer research. I think that is a remarkable result for such a small community. It is still available for sale at the Information Centre. Here are a few good recipes for these chilly winter days. Chicken and Corn Chowder (Submitted by Lois Quast) 6 chicken drumsticks, 2 large onions, chopped, 2 cans creamed corn (small), 2 cans corn kernels, 2 chicken stock cubes, 2 x 250g cream cheese, salt and pepper, parsley flakes. Boil chicken, onion and stock cubes for 1 hour. Add creamed corn and corn kernels, parsley, salt and pepper. Boil 30 minutes. Add cream cheese, stirring until mixed. Carmel’s Lentil Soup (My oldest friend’s recipe with a husband, 6 children and numerous grandchildren she likes filling and frugal meals.) 1 carrot, 1 onion, 1 stick celery, 15g butter, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 250g bacon bones (or 2 bacon cubes), 250g lentils, 400g tomatoes (mashed), 1 litre (4 cups) water, 2 beef stock cubes, pepper, 2 tablespoons chopped parsley. Peel and chop onion and carrot, chop celery. Heat butter and oil in pan, add onion, celery and carrot, cook, stirring now and then until onion is transparent. Add bacon bones or cubes (I sometimes use cut up bacon), lentils (I use mostly green lentils plus a few red

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frothy, cool, then add 2 cups SR flour and 1 egg. Mixallingredientsthoroughly, then pour into buttered square tin, bake for 40 minutes or until done. And finally something really decadent. Marg’s Chocolate and Cheese Balls (Submitted by Marg Dowley) (Simple to make, great on cheese platters or as nibbles with coffee and simply disgustingly bad for you. The problem is, you can’t stop at just eating one, so make them smaller and then you can have more!) 1 tub Philly spreadable cream cheese, Brandy (removes the sickly sweetness), 1 pkt Nestles White Melts, 1 pkt Nestles Dark chocolate Barely melt (not cook) white melts till they are only just runny. If you overheat, it cooks the cream cheese (bitter experience showing up there!) Mix in the brandy and cream cheese. Leave in fridge to harden and become easier to work with. Roll into small balls. Melt dark chocolate and coat the balls. I use a skewer to dip - less messy! Place on greaseproof/gladwrap to set. Resist them if you can until your guests come. A final note - Lois is very well and keeps very busy. She is still quilting and does a lot of work making community quilts for those in need. Her and her husband Ray’s work in helping bushfire victims since the time of her illness has been an inspiration. Jo Kader


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ember for Schubert, Mr Ivan Venning said that he is extremely pleased that Ms Redmond accepted the invitation, “Isobel Redmond is an extremely hard working and inspiring woman and it is a coup for the Mannum Branch that she has agreed to be the guest speaker at their luncheon. “I encourage people to come along and listen to Isobel speak” said Mr Venning, “It is a rare opportunity for the Mannum communityto directlyhear from the Leader of the Opposition and I really appreciate that she has taken the time out of her extremely busy schedule to commit to attending this lunch. “Isobel is a very approachable

ones), undrained tomatoes, water and beef stock cubes. Cover,bringto boil, simmercovered for 1½ hours or until lentils are tender. Remove bacon bones, season with pepper, add parsley. Other vegies can be added. I like to add a sliced sweet potato and a tablespoon of barley, which makes it very thick. We have it as a meal for two, and can even stretch it to 2 meals with the addition of a can of creamed corn or any sort of beans. Meat Balls (Submitted by Wilma Axon) 500g mince, a finely chopped onion, 1/3 cup rice, 1/3 cup breadcrumbs, 1 egg, salt and pepper. Mix all together, roll into balls, put into casserole dish. Mix 1 tin tomato soup, 1 cup water, 1 dessertspoon sugar. Pour over meat balls. Bake in moderate oven for 1½ hours. Snowy River Casserole (Submitted by Susan Murphy) 1 kg casserole steak, 420g can tomato soup, 4 tbspn flour, 2 tbspn brown sugar, ¼ cup sultanas, 2 tbspn brown vinegar, 2 bay leaves, 2 onions, sliced. Toss the diced steak in the flour and place in a large casserole dish. Combine the soup with 1 cup of water, mix in the remaining ingredients and then stir through the meat. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 1½ hours at 180C. Serve with creamy mashed potato and vegetables of your choice. Very Quick Sultana Cake (Submitted by Ann Dyer) In a saucepan put: 1 cup sultanas, 1 cup sugar, ½ teaspoon bicarb soda, a cup water, 1 oz butter. Heat until

and intelligent person and would certainly appreciate meeting the locals from Mannum, to hear concerns and ideas, especially those affecting the future of the River and therefore Mannum.”

Home and Community Care (HACC) Services Are you elderly or a carer and needing some help in the home?  cleaning (including vacuuming, washing floors, cleaning bathrooms, toilets and various other tasks)  Personal care  Respite  Equipment  Podiatry Fees apply for the above services

For more information about any of these services

Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Isobel Redmond MP with Member for Schubert, Mr Ivan Venning.

Please phone Coralie on 8569 0240 Monday to Friday Between 8:30am to 4:30pm Or Pick up a handbook which outlays the fees and services available from the Hospital, Medical Centre or Dom Care Office

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Mannum, Murray Bridge, Mt Barker, Adelaide by Bus

(Monday to Friday except public holidays. Times change during school holidays.)

Mannum to Adelaide Adelaide to Mannum Mannum  Murray Bridge Adelaide  Mt Barker 8:00am Leave Arnold Park, 1:30pm Leave Harris Scarfe, Mannum Grenfell Street Murray Bridge  Mt Barker Mt Barker  Murray Bridge 8:41am Connect with bus to Mt 3:00pm Connect with bus to Barker Park & Ride Murray Bridge Mt Barker  Adelaide Murray Bridge  Mannum Transfer to Metro bus to Adelaide Arrive Mannum 4:20pm Timetables are readily available at the Mannum Information Centre. For more information telephone 8532 2633 during office hours.

Mannum Mag Online A search for Mannum Mag will get you links directly to our website or to a number of Community Sites that have links to the Mannum Mag website. On the Mannum Mag website you can: • Download colour versions of Mannum Mag in Adobe® PDF format. • Scroll through photograph albums. • Check the Mannum Event Calendar. (If you would like to volunteer to keep this up to date, contact the Editor. See page 3.) • Use the article related “gadgets” - e.g. Moon phases or a daily recipe. • Follow the links to other Mannum related web sites. Send comments to:

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2010 PUBLICATION DEADLINES Friday (12 noon) For Publication in July 30 August Issue 49 August 27 September Issue 50 September 24 October Issue 51

Email: Telephone: 8569 7392 (Lyn), 8569 1879 (Jo) Drop in to: 39 Randell Street, Mannum SA 5238 (a mailbox kindly provided by MMCSS/CHIPS)

Community Meetings Clash Calendar Email details of regular meetings to: MONTHLY 1 Monday st

9:45am Combined Probus, Mannum Club 10:00am Murray Darlings Red Hatters, Mannum Motel Café. Ph. 8569 1438 Mannum Health Advisory Council, Ph. 8569 1239

1st Tuesday

7:30pm Agricultural Society, Showground

1st Thursday

4:00pm History Group, CHIPS





9:00am Shared Stitches of Mannum Quilting Group. Ph. 8569 2185

3rd Tuesday

pm Palmer Card Day, Lutheran Hall Palmer. Ph. 8532 2255 7:30pm Neighbourhood Watch. Coordinator 0428 856 911

3 Thursday

Last Monday

1:30pm Hospital Auxiliary, Meeting Room, Esmerelda Street.

Last Wednesday

Midday MannumMagCommittee, Showground. Ph. 8569 2385 6:30pmMannumMens Discussion Group. Ralph 8569 1264. WEEKLY


11: 00a m RSL , Community Club

Ma nnum

4th Tuesday

Mon, Wed & Fri 10:00–3:00 The Hall, 5 Greening Street, Mannum. Ph. 8569 1643

7: 3 0 p m M a n n u m S how Committee, Showground

4th Thursday

Monday 6:30pm Mannum Town Choir, Uniting Church hall. Ph. 8569 1434 Tuesday & Friday 8:30am Walkie Talkies, Lions Den, Show Ground OTHER Alternate Fridays 1:30pm Senior Citizens Club, Club Rooms. Ph. 8569 2795 nd 2 & 4th Tuesday 10:00am Craft Group. Uniting Church Cottage. Ph. 8569 1827.

7:30pm Progress Association, Mannum Community College. 2010 Community Calendar

Market/Trash ‘n Treasure Mannum Showgrounds Sunday 4th, 9:00am – 2:00pm Free admission. Sites available Contact: Irene Lovell Phone: 8569 2541

Mannum Football Club Auction Football Clubrooms. Dinner and Monster Auction after the game Saturday 17th, from 8 pm Contact: Dee for reservations Mobile: 0438 880 057

Old Mannum Display Arnold Gallery. Photos and Memorabilia. Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm. Sat-Sun: 10am-4pm. Closing Tuesday 27th Free to Mannum Residents. Contact: Jenny Callender Phone 8569 2733.

SALA - “River Life” Arnold Gallery South Australian Living Artists exhibition. Works from Shane Strudwick, Roger Baker, Sandie Kuehne and Barry Walker. Free admission. Fri 30th July - Sun 22nd August Contact: Sala Team Phone: 8218 8450

Mid Murray Community Support Services Pop in 10 am - 4 pm at 39 Randell St Mannum. Ph: 85692129. A wide range of personal development courses are offered. Contact MMCSS for details. Registering for courses and programs is essential. Special Events July 6th Men’s Breakfast - River Bar, Mannum CommunityClub. Bookings absolutely essential August 5th St John CPR update course, Mannum Day Care Centre 19th & 20th St John Senior First Aid Course, Mannum Day Care Centre

Weekly Passenger Service Mannum to Murray Bridge For information or bookings: 18 Alma Avenue, Murray Bridge SA 5253 Ph: 08 8532 2633

AUGUST Market/Trash ‘n Treasure Mannum Showgrounds Sunday 1st, 9:00am – 2:00pm Free admission. Sites available Contact: Irene Lovell Phone: 8569 2541 Inaugural Mannum Craft Fair Mannum Leisure Centre Craft displays, workshops and sales. Admission: Gold coin donation. Saturday 7th 10am-5pm Sunday 8th 10am-3pm Contact: Irene Lovell Phone: 8569 2541

Mannum Golf Club Quiz Night Club rooms, Douglas Street BYO supper. Nibbles, tea, coffee provided. Drinks available from the Bar. Friday 20th, 7:30pm Cost: $8.00 per player For catering, register numbers. Contact: Denis Jericho Phone: 8569 1584 SALA - “River Life” Arnold Gallery Free admission. Last day Sunday 22nd August Contact: Sala Team 8218 8450

Mannum Leisure Centre Squash courts, gym, and cardio Opening Hours room are available at all opening Mornings times. Mon, Wed, Fri: 8:00 am - 12 noon 7:00 am - 12 noon Activities: Basketball, carpet Tue, Thur: Sat: 9:00 am - 11:00 am bowls, card games, gym, tai chi, Afternoons squash, tennis, soccer, roller disco Reopening at 3:00 pm, closing at the Dance School all ages Wednesday end of the sporting program or afternoon/evening. activity. Stadium, Clubroom and Meeting Further information: 8569 0185 room are available for hire. Pam Cutjar, Centre Manager Every Thursday: Mannum Information Centre  Pine Park Murray Bridge Depart Arrive Depart Return Mannum 10.00am Murray Bridge 10.45am Murray Bridge 2.30pm Mannum 3.10pm 1st and 3rd Tuesday: Mannum Information Centre  Pine Park Murray Bridge Mannum 10.00am Murray Bridge 10.30am Murray Bridge 1.30pm Mannum 2.00pm

All material submitted for publication is subject to editorial approval. This is done not to censor, but to ensure topics are relevant to the content of Mannum Mag.

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Mannum Mag Issue 47 June 2010  

Local community news magazine for Mannum, South Australia, and surrounding district.

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