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February 2008

Mannum, South Australia 5238

Issue number 21

The Mannum Leisure Centre Celebrates 30 Years of Operation he Mannum Leisure Centre will be celebrating thirty years of operation during the week of 4th to 10th of February, 2008. The Centre (formerly known as the Mannum Community Centre) began operation in 1978. At a Mannum Jaycees meeting a committee was formed that, within two years, brought the centre into being. Government assistance was provided through the “Red Scheme” employment initiative. The funds were distributed through the Mannum District Council to provide labour. Many donations were received both monetary and in kind. The balance was raised through fundraising, which included catering community events, fashion shows, cabarets, wine and cheese nights and for those not interested in wine – beer tasting. Carol Greening relates that there was a list of people available to supply food (such as salads) for events and she “never received a knock back.” She got the impression that people felt that even if they did not expect to use the centre, their children would. The centre, taking 16 months to build, was a true community effort. Premier Don Dunstan officially opened the centre in 1978 and the Chairman of the development Committee, Rev. A Dixon, stated “The Centre stands today as a monument to this community/committee co-operation”. The same thing could be said of the present festivities. Once the venue was up, functions continued in the centre to pay for ongoing expenses. The centre hosted community celebrations for Christmas, St. Patricks Day, and the like, weddings, and events such as Trash & Treasure, a beauty evening with products by Helena Rubenstein (the Science of Beauty), discos, dinner dances and various musical revues and drama including Horrible Happenings at Horny Hollow (presented by Mannum Primary School as well as


The 1978 Mannum Community Centre Committee. Standing: G Nicol, R Brophy, M Prince, T Schiansky, R Davidson, B Reschke, P Forster, R Evans, B Bond, A Kenny. Seated: T Male, C Greening, M Haythorpe, A Dixon (Chairperson), M Baulderstone, E March, A Rosensweig, J Parkes.

basketball, volleyball, squash and keep fit classes.” The program for the 30 year celebrations could have been taken from the 1978 – 80 archives of the Centre which show advertising for Fashion Parades, Roller Disco, Come & Try sports nights, dinner dances and discos – though I don’t know if anyone will be trying to do “The Hustle”, a popular dance at the first under 18 disco. Rob Brophy who was foreman in charge will be attending the dinner from interstate. Continued page 3

Tour Down Under

Australia Day Awards aturday was sunny, the crowd was congenial and John Francis was in good voice as the Lions Club served 480 breakfasts. Dave Burgess, Deputy Mayor was Master of Ceremonies and Jan Stirling, Opals Coach gave the introductory address reminding us of our good fortune in being where we are and who we are. W it h yo u n g T a me ka Godleman leading us in the national anthem and the acknowledgement of so many contributors to the Mannum community, it was a day to appreciate the place we live and the people we share it with.


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ommunity spirit, drummers, singers, sculptures, dancers and top Australian live entertainment were the key features of Mannum’s back to back wins of both the Stage 4 KESAB Tour Down Under Best Dressed Town Award and the overall winner of the 10th Anniversary State Award for the Best Dressed Tour Down Under town for the entire event. Winning these awards was “A credit to the whole community.” Dean Gollan, CEO Mid Murray Council.


Church Services Classifieds Editorial Letters

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Continued page 14. Photograph gallery page 17.

Neighbourhood Watch & Police Out of this World Puzzle Under the Toadstool

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Letters to the Editor

Certificate of Appreciation


n Monday 21st January, Mid Murray Council Mayor Ian Mann presented a Certificate of Appreciation to three members of the Mannum Mag staff. The citation states that the award is “for the publication of the monthly magazine.” Mannum Mag began just over two years ago with a sample issue produced by Rod Mann in December 2005. In its current form the first issue was published in April 2006. This is Issue 21, our coming of age edition. It has grown from 16 to 28 pages. Not bad for a group of volunteer amateurs. However, we could not have succeeded without the support and encouragement of the Mannum community. So, some of the credit must go to you There are the advertisers, who pay for its production. Many of them have been with us since the first issue. Without the contributors there would be nothing to produce. In addition to a small group of authors who write for every issue, there are many who write on a casual basis. Organisations such as the Mid Murray Council, CHIPS and the Show Committee have provided help with finances, facilities and moral support. A dedicated group among the Mannum Mag volunteers collate, fold and deliver it to the post office and other outlets. And, of course, there is the small team that actually creates each issue doing the running about during the month, checking supplies, maintaining contact with authors and advertisers, scheduling proof readers, designing the layout and advertisements, typesetting, editing, proof reading and printing. Finally, there is that very important group, our readers you, the Mannum community. Our intention was to provide a forum for the voices of Mannum. I think that we have done that.

Deadline 22 February 2008 for publication in the March issue

Christmas Spirit Dear Editor, I would like to commend the members of the Mannum Town Choir for their fine Christmas Spirit. I thoroughly enjoyed their excellent Carols By Candlelight progr am this year and appreciated the work that went into preparing this delightful performance. Then, just before Christmas day, I was walking past the Mary Ann Reserve about 9 am when I heard the lovely sound of carols being sung. There was a group of happy Mannum choristers who presented themselves alongside the Murray Princess to welcome the p a sse nge r s who we r e disembarking. What a pleasure it must have given those visitors to Mannum as well as those of us who were in the area. It was a splendid effort at that busy time of year. Well done! Denise Davis

Praise for MHAL Dear Editor, Things are going great at the MHAL. They now have a Bus which means that they can travel to pick up people from surrounding districts who would like to come for the day, for whatever reason. Now in their 2nd year, it has changed so much from the small beginning it once was. I’ve often wondered if people realize just what goes into getting Grants? Terry is always looking at different ways that the MHAL can be bettered by acquiring Grants from the Government. The majority of things that are in, on and at the MHAL have been got that way. Terry and Roslyn Udy work tirelessly in every aspect of the MHAL. More and more people are attending the MHAL. It’s so welcoming to see the smiling faces as you come through the door, there is always a special

The viewpoints and opinions of the Authors and Artists that appear in Mannum Mag do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints of the Mannum Mag Editors, staff and/or affiliates. Mannum Mag assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of this publication.

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hello or a funny comment which sets your day for comfort. Why not pop in, have a look-see and make up your own mind, there really might be something for you, who knows!

Ponde and Pompoota. My Father George Hannan Evans and my Brother Thomas George Evans are both buried in the Mannum Cemetery. Kathleen Mary Forester

Name withheld by request

Debutantes Ball 1949 Dear Editor, During a visit to Mannum last month I was interested to read Issue no 20 of the Mannum Mag and to see the photo of the Debutantes on page 17. I was (Kathleen) Evans my Christian Name not recorded. My partner was Roland Forester who is standing behind me in the photograph. I remember most of the girls names and especially knew Fay Brand as she was living on a nearby farm at Ponde. All of the girls attended rehearsals for the Ball. The Official Party came from Adelaide and the lady we were presented to was named Owen Crompton (or Compton?). Roly and I met at the Ponde Tennis Courts and we were married in 1950 at Murray Bridge and have had a wonderful life together with four children eight grandchildren and three great grandson’s. We were both born in Mannum and have many happy memories of our early lives in the area. It was very sad to see the River Murray so low and the swamps such a sorry sight at

The certificate presented to Mannum Mag by the Mayor on behalf of the Mid Murray Council.

Mayor Ian Mann (left), presenting the certificate to the Mannum Mag editor Keith Baldwin.

Mayor Ian Mann (left), Mannum Mag editor Keith Baldwin, contributing editors Elfrieda Wallent (left) and Vivian Garner. To accommodate a wide range of comments, short letters have more chance of publication. Longer letters addressing important matters will not necessarily be excluded. In general, aim for about 100 to 150 words, or less.

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DISTRICT CHURCH SERVICES For Mannum congregations

The Mannum Leisure Centre Complex 30 Year Celebrations February 2008 Monday 4th to Sunday 10th Monday 4th From 6:00 p.m. In the stadium Come and try, no cost, equipment supplied. Squash, Table Tennis, Carpet Bowls – demonstrations and come and try in the club rooms, Netball competition in the stadium.

LUTHERAN 79 Cliff Street (ph: 8569 2863) Mannum, Sundays 9.00 am, 4th Sunday Evening Worship Service 6.00 pm, Sunday School 9.45 am during school terms. Everyone welcome. UNITING

Corner of Greening Street & Walker Avenue (ph: 8569 1187) Mannum, 1st & 3rd Sundays 11 am, 2nd & 4th Sundays 9 am

Tuesday 5th From 6:00 p.m. In the stadium If you missed out on Monday. Come and try Indoor Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton, Basketball, Soccer, Netball. If we have it, you can try it – no cost.

ANGLICAN 6 Adelaide Road (ph: 8165 0313) Mannum, Sundays 10.30 am

Wednesday 6 6:00 p.m. Art Show and Wine and Cheese Evening (Cost $10). Artists: Ingrid Erns, Jill Allen and other local artists, with the compliments of the Woolshed Art Gallery. Opening of the time capsule.

BAPTIST William Street (ph: 8278 3992) Mannum, Sundays 10.30 am


Friday 8th 12 noon Light Luncheon followed by 70s/80s Fashion Parade Tickets available at the Leisure Centre. (Cost $10). 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 70s/80s Roller Disco. (Cost $5). Appropriate dress encouraged. Saturday 9th 6:00 p.m. Highlight of the week Dinner Dance  3 course dinner - appetizers from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. followed by a selection of hot roast meats and salads.  Variety of desserts, tea and coffee.  Drinks can be purchased throughout the evening.  Music: local band, Steppin Back with David Schache.  Appearances by the Mannum Community College Choir and the revived Men’s Ballet.  Plus variety entertainment. Book Now $30 per person – tickets available through the Leisure Centre, Carol Greening and the Council office. Sunday 10th 10:30 a.m. At the Leisure Centre Combined Church Service. Sponsored by the Interchurch Council, Reverend Rod Mann presiding. Music by the Town Choir. All Welcome.

Leisure Centre Celebrations Some of the same names appear in the list of planners for this 30 year celebration as were involved in the original fund raising activities - Carol Greening, Sue Hoffman, Val Bottroff, Carol Groth and Heather Godleman. Also on the present celebrations committee are Paul and Lois Rand (Senior Citizens) and Brian Taylor (chairman of the Leisure Centre Board). It has been an enormous task to try to contact past committee members and workers on the project when records are not complete. If anyone has been Issue Number 21

overlooked they should feel free to contact Pam Cutjar at the centre regarding tickets for the celebrations. Vivian Garner

ASSEMBLY OF GOD Greening Street (ph: 8569 1333) Mannum, Sundays 10.00 am


17 King George St (ph: 0419 855 941) Mannum, Saturdays 9.30 am, Sabbath School 11.00 am

CATHOLIC Mau Street (ph: 8531 1699) Mannum, Sunday Mass 8.30 am

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



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From the Lions Den Mannum Lions he Lions Christmas stocking raffle drawn at the Mannum Club on December 21st was once again very successful. The Lions Club expresses their thanks to Males Meats, Mannum Hotel, Pretoria Hotel and Mannum Club for their sponsorship. Prize winners were:


1st Angie Foster 3rd Len South 5th Kevin Agars

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Ron Salisbury Rhonda Hammond

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Thank you to everyone who supported the Lions Club by buying tickets. The sausage sizzle at the Christmas Street Parade was well supported and enjoyed by the community. The Club aims to keep these costs very low as a community service. There has been a busy period collecting cans and bottles for recycling from the various pickup points. Funds raised from the recycling are channelled into various Lions projects. If anyone has cans or bottles that you would like to donate to the Lions Club for recycling, please phone Ian Hensley on 8569 2363 after hours to arrange collection. With the co-operation of Mid Murray Council, the new electric BBQs have been installed in the two Mary Ann Reserve shelters. There is no charge for the use of these BBQs. Wally Hammond, Publicity Officer

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Mannum Hotel (The Bottom Pub) Menu SUNDAY ROAST – $9.90 (Choice of 2 courses) Soup of the Day, Roast of the Day, Hot dessert MONDAY – $9.90 Pasta Night (Choice of three pastas and five toppings) TUESDAY – $12.90 Schnitzel Nite Beef or Chicken (17 toppings) WEDNESDAY – $9.90 Battered fish, Prawns, Calamari with Chips and 3 salads THURSDAY – $12.90 Schnitzel Nite Beef or Chicken (17 toppings)

Phone 8569 1008 for Bookings

Australia Day Awards Paul Rosenzweig, SA Young Citizen of the Year and Samantha Krollig, nominee for a Local Heroes award in Canberra were away accepting awards in other places. Local award winners Event of the Year was the Hospital Gala Literary Dinner. Joan Kreiser OAM, who coordinated the efforts of hospital staff, Carol Horstmann and Eileen Dunn and her drama students Emma Mann, Rhiana Clark and Alex Emmins, accepted the award. The Hospital Gala Dinners contribute both culturally and financially. Sue Hoffman for her work with the Town Choir, Frederick Lowe for long years of voluntary service with the Ambulance, CFS and as a JP, John Rosser for his contribution to the Mannum Dock Museum and Information Centre, Peter Smith for involvement in clubs and committees too numerous to list, Peter Wilkinson for CFS work. Young Citizen of the Year for Mannum, Paul Rosenzweig. His marathon gopher run to Murray Bridge, school involvements including Flicks on Foot and now his book, Our Rainbow, which will shortly be published with the profits going to charity, made him an obvious choice. Citizen of the Year, Samantha Krollig for her establishment of the Kids and Coffee parents group in Bow Hill and

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involvement in rebuilding and fund raising for the local tennis club. The Lions Club gave 6 Youth Achievement awards: Community Involvement: Nicole Philips for design of the new Mannum map and tourist brochure cover and an ad for Christian TV and leadership at school, Community Involvement: Tigan Prowse, for outstanding commitment to Mannum Community College and Mannum. She was the Student Representative Council secretary and Governing body student representative at Mannum Community College. She was involved in script writing for the 50 year flood celebrations, performed as a clown for community events such as Mannum Show and at school Kindy functions and helped to paint the Tour Down-Under boards last year Academic Achievement: Christopher Bourne who is going on to Honours Science at Flinders University, Sporting Achievement: Rhys Bullard for outstanding performance in Aussie rules and cricke t , S p orting Achievement: Sarah Greening. In her sport of 10 pin bowling Sarah has captained the SA Junior State Team and won awards from junior level to the recent National Youth Championships in Victoria, coming second in the Doubles and winning the Consolation Youth Cup! Performance Arts: Nathaniel Schmidt for participation in drama and musical events as well as video and film production. He goes on to a Bachelor of Media Studies and the

University of South Australia. The talent and dedication of these recipients, the community pride exhibited by the winners of the Gardening Awards and our Best Dressed Town award auger well. All in all, the community and the future seem to be in good hands. Vivian Garner

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An Old New Australian look forward to Australia Day. I like being Australian and I like a “barbie”. I get both. I wasn’t always Australian; I started life in Canada. It’s a good country, but different. I was younger then and if there was much Canadian nationalism being splashed around I didn’t notice. But then, Canadians are notoriously low key about such things and get quite embarrassed by the hand over heart patriotism of their Great Southern Neighbour. I remember a contest to produce the best Canadian equivalent of “As American as apple pie.” The winner? “As Canadian as possible under the circumstances”. I came to Australia in a group – one husband, five children. We fell in love with Australia and the decision was made to stay. After that, it seemed a clear choice to become citizens. For us, changing countries was no great trauma. My biggest difficulty was the language. I discovered I had grown up speaking Canadian and now had


to learn Australian – where we landed in country New South Wales it was often “Strine” My car suddenly acquired a “boot and bonnet” where it had previously had a trunk and hood. And “cotton” became sewing thread where it had been a fabric. I shopped at a local general store where it was counter service – flashlights, cr a c ker s, ketchup wer e unknown. We finally sorted it out. They invited me to come and find the goods for myself My two oldest were girls and soon were speaking flawless “Aussie”. At school no one realised they had “foreign parents” and they found my speech embarrassing. I wrote them this poem . MY ACCENT I started life with all my wits When I was 2 or 3 I made my wants and wishes known When sitting on Mom’s knee Or keeping Grandma company As she went out to shop When it came to talking I was right there at the top A little wonder so they said A regular child prodigy But now my talking’s come to grief I’m really quite an oddity I think Australian air’s to blame

Mid Murray Community Support Service Help Save the Environment! on’t throw out your Old Mobile Phone. Give it to us to recycle. Mid Murray Community Support Service and CHIPS are supporting the Spastic Centre of SA by collecting used unwanted mobile phones. Mobile phones can cause serious health issues if disposed of in the local rubbish. Poisonous substances can seep into ground water thereby entering the food chain. So we at MMCSS & CHIPS are trying to help by providing a collection box into which the Mannum Community can dispose of their phones in a careful and considerate manner. Plus, we are contributing to the Spastic Centre of SA who will receive $5.00 for each phone donated. What happens to these old phones, you may ask? Well they are tested, repaired if needed, refurbished and then resold to developing countries that need low cost phones. If the phone cannot be reused it is used for spare parts or sent for material recycling. This way no part of the phone ends up in landfill. The collection box is in the CHIPS Community Helpers shop NOW. We are open seven days a week 10 am - 4 pm. Feel free to come in and place your old phone in the box.


Marion Wilson, Co-ordinator

Or maybe it’s the water But it’s quite embarrassing so I’ve heard To be known as my daughter I’m sure it’s not genetic though You have no need to fear Remember I could talk quite well Till I came over here.

now, but you can still hear the accent. However, I’ve learned to counter “I was born here” with “You got lucky, I got smart.” Vivian Garner

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Mannum Leisure Centre Celebrations New Chairlift t was a festive morning at Mannum Leisure Centre when the Centre Manager Pam Cutjar invited us to view the chairlift that she had worked so hard to get in order to give everyone access to the gymnasium which is on an upper floor. Both Pam and I proposed this years ago and hope that the gymnasium can now be used by not only older residents of the Mannum community but also those needing rehabilitation from injury, heart conditions, etc. Pam and I intend to hold an open morning at the Leisure Centre from 10am to 12 noon on Tuesday February 19th and they extend a warm welcome to everyone. We are happy to think that our Leisure Centre in Mannum is perhaps superior to any in South Australia and has been built by the enthusiasm and dedication of Mannum residents. I had advocated for this chair for many years and was the first to test ride this innovation (see below). I was delighted.


Joan Kreiser

Art Display To Feature S.A. Artists he Art Exhibition at the Leisure Centre on Wednesday Feb 6th will display work by several SA based women artists. One of the principle exhibits is by Jill Allen who uses Mannum as a base to spend time on the Murray in the family river cruiser. Her work features local landscapes and wildlife and will undoubtedly be of interest to Mannum residents. Of the other half dozen or so artists exhibited, Margie Sheppard is married with 3 children and lives in Kangarilla and Kay Miki’s paintings have won first prize at the Rotary Art Exhibition in Victor Harbour. Another featured artist, Ingrid Erns (example below) was well recognized during her lifetime and became a fellow of the Royal SA Society of Arts. She was trained in Latvia but quickly gained recognition here after emigrating in 1948. International Women’s Day is March 8 and celebrates women’s contributions in both paid and unpaid work. The exhibition is a timely tribute to these South Australian women.


Mannum History Group etective work: Some of us are at a disadvantage if we haven’t been brought up in Mannum. Recently, due to the excitement generated by the Tour Down Under, I recalled a photograph of a very early bicycle shop in Mannum. It is on page 91 of ‘Pioneering Pathways’ and there is also a reproduction in the Mannum Dock Museum collection. But where was the shop located? The text says “Lot 29, Main Street, Mannum South.” Where on earth is Mannum South? Back I tracked to page 16 of “PP” to a map of that subdivision (1881). Aha! A bit closer. At least I could recognize Anna Street, so it must be in the block of shops somewhere between Anna Street and where? I had no idea of the limit of the boundary to the right of the map, though Edward Street provided a clue. At the same time, I happened to be reading the Budarick family history - a weighty work on temporary loan. Lo and behold, on page 157 I came


across the story of Walter Budarick, the sixth child born to Wilhelm and Lucy. He was a stonemason. On page 163 was this small news article: NEW BUILDING, An improvement to main street is a building being erected by Mr. Budarick as a Hairdressing establishment for Mr. J. Smith. When completed this building will be a valuable addition to the town as it will alleviate the eyesore of a rough piece of cliff abutting on the main street. 5-10-1912.” Referring back to the “Barber Shop” history in “PP”. Hey presto! The barber shop is Lot 31 Mannum South, first owner, Mr. J. Smith! Therefore, the bicycle shop is where Marion’s Boutique is now. Problem solved. Thanks to authors Doreen M. Davis and R. Williams for the books, and all other institutions mentioned for their collections. Do drop into the Museum to see the photograph and also the history of Bullock’s Cycles. Kay Stevenson

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Out Of This World

† Choristers Corner †

Astronomer’s Corner

Of Singing, Rounds and Canons

eginners backyard astronomy employs some of the most basic equipment; deck chair, mossie repellant, binoculars and star chart. The more comfort that is planned for outside viewing, the better the result all round, especially in the cold of a nights observing. At another level access to a fully equipped observatory is actually hard to find. Many professional astronomers seek the help of amateurs because time is scarce and cost prohibitive on large telescopes, where they can get their work done. The price of such observing is coming down with digital cameras and computers putting image processing, which once cost lots of time and money, in all our hands. The ability to manipulate and store images has become easier and sending images over the phone line an accepted part of modern living. Long gone are the negatives from the darkrooms that the film industry supported, but as negatives disappear a need for an alternative permanent record arises. For astronomical photography a stable pier to support the telescope and camera is a must. Along with a rock solid stand comes the need to control the required movement of the telescope or camera. Setting circles or calibration marks allow minute movement of the equipment and the better its design and function the more pleasure from the observing. Astronomy has been a starting point for other more complex studies in subjects such as mathematics and physics, as it provides the middle ground to understanding. Starting with school science days, the more you look into astronomy the more there is to look at. For example, the challenge of observing the constantly changing planets as they rise and sett each day. Each planet has its own distinctive place in its orbit around the sun and its relative position with the other planets. Terms such as opposition and conjunction are a couple of position related terms used in a more complex study of the Solar System. They describe where a planet is in its orbit and allow us to plot its position and list it in almanacs and ephemerides. In January Mars is an evening object in Taurus and Venus is a morning object in Sagittarius/Capricorn.


o tribe culture or race of people on the earth has been found, that does not have a culture of singing”. When I first heard that statement in Sociology classes, I was amazed. Later while tr avelling especially, I found that concept oddly comforting. Music of all sorts evokes an emotional response, but singing creates what the Germans aptly call Gemütlichkeit, meaning geniality or comfortableness, as in their Toast “Ein Prosit …”. Choir s ar e making a comeback! As our world appears to become more chaotic, people feel the need to create more harmony in their own lives. From the Choir of Hard Knocks, to the most polished vocal ensembles, we are coming together to sing. Choirs all over the world usually start rehearsals with vocal exercises or warm-up songs and rounds or canons. Ever popular with church or serious music groups, is Tallis’s


“Canon Glory to thee my God this night”. Thomas Tallis was born c. 1505 and died in 1585. He, together with William Byrd, were organists in the Chapel Royal under Queen Elizabeth when Archbishop Parker compiled his “Whole Psalter” in 1567. Tallis wrote that tune to be used for Psalm 67 and this psalm was sung as a plain song chant to that tune for the next one hundred and twenty five years. In 1692, Bishop Ken was searching for suitable music for his Winchester Boys Choir and he wrote the words for that tune. Forty years later in 1732, the words and music were printed in the version we use today. Mannum Town Choir will be singing at the Sunday Church Service for the Leisure Centre 30th Anniversary. Rehearsals recommence on Tuesday 12th February at 7.30 in the Uniting Church Hall. Cost $2 All singers welcome. Elfrieda Wallent

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Freecycle Isn’t it better to recycle than to throw away?

he local Murray Bridge and Mid Murray Freecycle Group now has 381 Members. We are part of a world wide organisation of 4 187 Groups with 4 200 708 Members as at 17th December, 2007. The Murray Bridge and Mid Murray group is located at To search for this or other groups go to With the high cost of dumping it is easier to place the items onto the Freecycle Group. Our members are always asking for building materials, or iron for repairing sheds, fences etc. We have even had a post for a toaster. People give away things such as lounge suites, tyres, lawn movers even garden gnomes. Membership is open to everyone. So I invite everyone to join. There are 143 groups across Australia with 95075 members. In South Australia there are now 7 Groups. Some membership statistics are shown below.


By State

Number of Groups Members NSW/ACT 53 29 480 Qld 36 20 889 VIC 30 26 358 WA 9 8 037 TAS 8 2 735 SA 7 7 213 NT 1 363

South Australia Adelaide Murray Bridge & Mid Murray Victor Harbor Mt Barker Renmark Copper Coast Wattle Range

Number of Members 6 141 382 348 231 61 50 4

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MHAL Happenings BIG howdy Mannum from all the folks at the MHAL. We had a great time over the holiday season with lots of activities and new faces to meet. Our Christmas food and games picnic at The Mary Ann Reserve was a great success with over 50 people attending from our district and the Barossa. The MHAL stayed open on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve. It was good to have the company of good people and open minds during this time. The workshops continue to produced wonderful results. We had Suzi and Andrew McNicol


from Arts Excentrix facilitate percussion workshops, and we created a lovely mosaic, which will soon be on show on the front of the MHAL building. Dannie has been teaching the art of making pewter look-alike, 3D photo-frames. The results are very effective and the technique is being used for decorating other wooden items such as jewellery boxes and door hangers. Beginner computing classes have started again with Terry Udy. We also enjoyed a Tupperware party with Vici. Our wonderful Lois has been busy on the sewing machine (in Lois’ naughty corner) making new curtains from old for the M H A L windows. We have been proudly cutting laps in our new m i n i b u s , acquired with a grant from Community Benefit S.A. The bus will

make it possible to p ic k u p Mental Health Consumers, Carers and p eo p le with disabilities and other clients to access the MHAL and attend social outings. How cool. We have heaps of activities planned for the next few months including Australiana drawing classes with Pete, starting again in February, cloth doll making with Jess & Judy F, pamper day, terracotta

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Tour Down Under Art Exhibition Profiles Regional Artists annum’s Tour Down Under Art Exhibition was launched on Thursday 24th January at the Arnold Gallery situated at the Mannum Dock Museum proudly sponsored by the Mannum Caravan Park and presented by the Mid Murray Council. The exhibition features works from regional and metropolitan artists who have created a diverse range of artwork interpreting the Tour Down Under and general cycling theme. Prizes were awarded to the top 3 entries and judging was conducted on Wednesday 23rd January by Mayor Ian Mann, Damasque Wells, Murraylands Country Arts SA Officer and


Ailis Cooke, Executive Officer of the Mannum Dock Museum. Winner of 1st prize of the Inaugural Mannum Tour Down Under Art Exhibition was Jan

Clifford of Murray Bridge with her sculpture titled After Down Under made from Cassytha Pubsecens (also known as Snotty Gobble) depicting exhaustion and euphoria after the race. The 2nd prize winner was Adrian Schwertfeger of Palmer with his steel sculpture titled Hard Yacka cleverly incorporating the King of the Mountain leg of the Tour Down Under through the Palmer hills into his work. Adrian says Tour Down Under is a very labour intensive event for everyone involved. Early settlers battled to clear the native grass trees yacka, a very tedious task leading to the Aussie term - hard yacka for labourious tasks. The winner of 3rd prize was Susan Lord with her acrylics on canvas titled Need For Speed which is a c l o s e - u p enlargement of a moment during a race. The strain shows on the faces as they lean into a corner in a close pack. The riders are striving to reach the front. Op p o site colours have been used to convey friction and unease. The exhibition features an array of colour and interpretation of cycling with youth entries creating their

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statement as to the “Feel the Rush” theme of South Australia’s Tour Down Under event. Mannum’s Tour Down Under Art Exhibition will continue to be on display for the month of February at the Arnold Gallery, Mannum Dock Museum with free entry.

Little Bugs: Babies’ Musical Movement Group Mannum Kindergarten, Male Road, Mannum Wednesdays 10 – 11:30am, 13th February to 2nd April Free for Parents and Babies (Newborns to 2 years) Creche Available Come to Little Bugs for:     

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Wednesday 9 am - 10 am, Thursday 7 pm - 8 pm. $5.00 per session For further details Call 8569 0219 (9 am-3:30pm - Mon-Fri) Issue Number 21

Family Wellbeing Support Program lthough 1 in 5 people will be affected by mental health issues in the course of a lifetime, it remains a sensitive subject for most of us. Many families find it difficult to access support during these times, and consequently, they can experience loneliness and isolation. Centacare's new program, which is called the Family Wellbeing Support Service in Murray Bridge, will support families experiencing stresses related to mental health issues through providing a range of integrated services including counselling, education, home visiting, referral and family support. The program is delivered by 4 staff members, who will cover a wide area from Morgan in the North to Pinnaroo in the East and Tin


tinara and Salt Creek in the South. (See details on page 8.) Although the program can be accessed by all members of the community, there is a special focus on specific groups within the community who are experiencing mental health issues, such as the Culturally & Li n g u i s t i c a l l y d i v e r s e , Indigenous and Youth. Glenda Clarke will cover the Mid-Murray council area. Her fortnightly visits to Mannum will be based in the Primary Health Care room at Mannum Hospital. She can be contacted at Centacare on 1800 085 021 during normal business hours. Queries and referrals are responded to within 3 working days.


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MANNUM DISTRICT HOSPITAL INC Audio Clinic (Jacinda Strike): Will be visiting monthly for an appointment Phone 1800 057 220 Breast Cancer Support Group: Last Tuesday every second month, 2.30 pm. Contact Gina on 8569 1826 or Edith on 85 691 338. Child & Youth Health Services: Free Clinic held in Outreach Services / Dom Care building, alternate Fridays 9.30am – 12.15pm Home visiting afternoons. Groups on demand or available in M. Bridge. Phone: 1300733606 for appointment Chronic pain management support group: Join our caring and supportive group. Phone Allison on 8569 2473 or Helen 8569 2769 for more information. Community Midwifery Service: Midwifery service available to pregnant women (regardless of Doctor). Midwife will discuss pre and postnatal care, assist with feeding, settling and general problems during the first six weeks. Baby weighing, and information about other services in the district every Thursday, for an appointment phone: 85690200 Community Nursing Service: Visit clients in their homes within the Mannum area. Assessment of nursing needs, care, supervision & monitoring, palliative care, education & support in family areas. Referrals to Community Services Manager, Phone 8535 6800. Hire of Crutches: Cost $50.00 refundable deposit to be paid when issued. Refunds to be collected Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm. Hiring period is up to 6 weeks. Enquiries Phone 8569 0200. Mannum Domiciliary Care Services: - basic support services for the frail aged, people with a disability and their carers to remain in their own homes. Services provided: Home Help, ParamedicalAide(7 days), Equipment and Podiatry Service. Ph. Office 85690240 or Hospital on 85690200. Meals on Wheels: Aim - provide quality home delivered meals in Mannum area. Meals provided Monday – Friday, except public Page 14

holidays at $5.00 per meal. Frozen meals are available for outlying areas. Doctor referral is necessary. Optometrist: Aim – provide an efficient Optometrist service. Mark Hook, fortnightly on Mondays. Appointments Phone 8569 0200. Physiotherapy (Private): Aim – provide an efficient Physiotherapy Service for general, spinal, sports and work related injuries. Rosalie Story – Mon., Wed and Friday. Appointments Phone 8569 0200. Private Podiatry Service: Aim – provide Podiatry service in the Mannum area. Services available on 2nd and 3rd Wednesday each month. Appointments: Mannum Shoe Store Phone 8569 1366. Consulting in Outreach / Dom care building Weight Watchers Mannum: Tuesdays, weigh in from 9.00am. Short meeting & talk from 10.30am. Contact Rhonda on 8569 1123.

Mannum Youth Clinic: If you are between 12 and 21, come in to see what we are about. Monday from 4 – 6 pm at the Mannum Day Centre. Contact Mannum Medical Centre on 85690222 for more information. Mental Health Nurse: – Sue Baker – Once a fortnight on Fridays Need referral from your Doctor. Appointment made at MMC 85690222 Psychologists: – Robin Tottman Monday alternate weeks and every Tuesday. Referral needed. Appointment at MMC 85690222. Physiotherapy (Public): Provides Health Care Card holders with an efficient Physiotherapy service. Thursday mornings, referral required from Doctor. Phone 8569 0222. MANNUM DAY CENTRE Mannum Day Centre: Next to the hospital, call in for a cuppa and a chat. Open Monday to Friday 9.00am –3.00pm or phone Leonie or Edith on 85690219 for information. All bookings for Day Centre to Coordinator, or leave a message with Administration office. Any donations of wool, materials etc. would be appreciated. The Mannum District Hospital Provide a Day care facility. This is a service designed to meet the needs of seniors, frail aged and people with a disability in the community. The centre currently services 60 providing varied program of activities. The Day Centre is staffed by a Coordinator and Assistant and supported by a wonderful team of volunteers. Program and Activities: The activities for the members provide an opportunity to see other people, health education, music, guest speakers, art and craft activities, exercise sessions and a substantial midday meal. Monthly outings are carefully planned for each group enabling them to visit local and interesting venues, have picnics, river cruises, historical tours etc. Current activities include craft days, social days, men’s group, Yoga, cooking days and card days. A reasonably priced, nutritious lunch is available daily (Charges are in line with the cost for delivered meals). Lunch is paid for on the day. Outings are a regular feature and the Mannum Taxi are usually used. You may be asked for a small donation to help cover costs. Outings may be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions.

MEDICAL CENTRE CLINICS: Asthma Clinic: Aim – To educate people with Respiratory Conditions to improve their self-management. Service includes Spirometry and a range of spacers every Thursday at 9.00a.m. – 4.30pm. Appointments: Mannum Medical Centre, 85690 222. Need a Doctors referral. Continence Clinic: - Every 3rd Thursday. Bookings: Mannum Medical Centre 85690222. Diabetic Clinic: manage your diabetes with a team approach, Tues and Thurs 8.30am – 4.30 pm or as arranged. No referral required. Phone 8569 0222 for an appointment with Jane Adams Dietitian: provides a nutrition advisory service to the Mannum Area. Every 3rd Thursday in Outreach Services / Dom care building. Appointments: Mannum Medical Centre Phone 8569 0222. Hypertension Clinic: provides information on High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, controlling these conditions, salt in your diet and reading labels. Clinic days now on Thursday by appointment Bookings Mannum Medical Centre 85690 222. Immunisation: provides the community a full immunisation protection programme. Clinic held 1st Wednesday, at the Mannum Medical Centre at 9.30am. Appointments: phone 8569 0100 (Mid Murray Council). Ask for schedule at reception, Mannum Medical Centre. IMVS Collection Centre: available for blood taking 8.30am – 12.30pm. Referral required, no appointment needed. Mannum Mag

Men’s Discussion Group: Meetings, last Wed. at Mannum Hospital Day Centre, 6-30pm followed by discussion, with coffee at 8-45 – 9-15pm. Contact Ralph Pitman on 8569 1264. Mannum Yoga Class: Classes held at the Mannum Hospital Day Centre. Wednesday 9am – 10am and Thursday 7pm - 8pm during School terms. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels. C ontact Sam on 85692353 for more details

Tour Down Under he 3 Day Festival Concert featured Diesel performing under the River Stars to an amazing 5500 crowd and included Creatures Of Habit and local band Toe Jam. Over 200 volunteers were involved in the organisation. Event Manager, Deb Alexander, offered particular thanks to Irene Lovell. “... if I had to award my own Australia Day Award for community spirit, passion and dedication my vote goes to Irene ... [for her] no fuss and never say no attitude ...”. Isabelle Campbell, Elder and Custodian of the Nganguraku people, welcomed visitors to their traditional lands supported by a dynamic performance by the Imbarjarlum dance group. U-Daiko percussionist group from Unity College heralded the arrival of the international cyclists. National anthem singers, Shadae Allen, Amy Rosenzwieg, Megan Ro ttcher , Chlo e Schellen, Shannon McKinnon and Alana Woods students from the Mannum Community College moved the crowd with their heart warming performance of National Anthem to set the official mood. The Stage 4 Start was an amazing spectacle as 2040 participants departed Mannum, for Palmer and Tungkillo en route to Strathalbyn. Highlight of the day was the Mid Murray Tour Down Under Regional Dance Spectacular featuring 80 children from across the region. Hats off to the Mannum community for their support and town presentation to again win these prestigious awards.


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Palmer Card and Games Afternoon he Murray Mallee Aged Care Group (MMACG) recently received a grant of $500 from the Mid Murray District Council to promote and provide a social activity afternoon for Palmer residents. For over 12 months now the Murray Mallee Aged Care Group have set up a social afternoon, once a month, for local and surrounding residents interested in attending card and games afternoons. This program is funded by MMACG and provides a social need in Palmer for the elderly to meet once a month in the local Lutheran Church hall. Local residents interact, socialise and test their skills at cards or games. The Mid Murray Council grant money provided new equipment and on the 20th November 2007 three ladies representing the group accepted the donation of new board games and cards.


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Mini Bus Grant for MMCAG lenda Willison, Chairwoman of the Murray Mallee Consumer Advisory Group for mental health (MMCAG) is pleased to announce the group has been successful in obtaining a grant to purchase a mini bus to be used for consumers and carers in the Murray Mallee, Riverland and other areas. The funds will allow MMCAG to purchase a modern late model mini bus of low mileage. It is planned to base the bus in Mannum and work out of the Mental Health Activity and Learning centre (the MHAL), picking up folk through out the Murraylands who wish to attend the MHAL’s day programs, attend functions and participate in outings. MMCAG will establish a list of suitable volunteer drivers for this purpose. The grant application was supported by several community groups in Mannum and we are excited at the prospect of working in with them. MMCAG and the MHAL know the bus will be a tremendous boost for us and expect it will be for the other groups. We look forward to developing closer relationships with them in the future. MMCAG has set aside some funds for the running costs and the people using the mini bus will be expected to make a donation, however we still seek people and organisations to sponsor this worthwhile project. The benefits of sponsorship are two fold: MMCAG will be able to reach many more folk, and the sponsoring organisations will be able to place their name on the vehicle publicising their community benevolence. And finally the MMCAG management committee would like to acknowledge Terry Udy for his part in obtaining the grant. Terry has successfully obtained funds for many good projects we have undertaken in the past. This project will bring the total of grants received to just over $147,000 (plus GST) in the past 5 years.


rom the beginning of February Chris will be at his new premises. At number 9 Randell Street, he will be using the room immediately behind Net Secretary, accessible via the walkway between the buildings where the Pizza café is. Appointments for Thursday or Friday can still be made by calling: 0428 551 036. Chris is fully trained in treating:


Sport & accident injuries Stress disorders Head & neck pain, plus migraine

Frozen shoulders Respiratory problems Upper & lower back pain

Recently Chris undertook further Bowen training in Hormonal Treatment procedures, which includes treating problems associated with menopause, period pain, endometriosis, libido, prostate and the reproduction cycle – improving fertilization, pregnancy, birthing, and the problems associated with growing babies and children. Athalie Rose

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Christopher Simon (3rd from left) at a recent training conference.

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Mannum Police staff change has occurred at the Mannum Police Station over the Christmas and New Year period. Senior Constable Paul Woods has transferred to Murray Bridge. Paul’s place has been taken by Senior Constable Craig Williams from Meningie. Craig has been a member of SAPOL for 30 years. Primarily a patrol member, he has spent many years as an outback policeman serving in districts serviced by Oodnadatta, Andamooka and Marla, before his last two postings at Murray Bridge (12 years) and Meningie (2 years). He is also a qualified Police prosecutor and has experience in the intelligence and communications sections. He has a long attachment with Mannum, spending many holidays since childhood at a nearby family shack, and recalls with fondness racing around the decks of the dry docked Marion paddle steamer as a young lad. As with all his previous postings Craig is looking forward to becoming involved in


the Mannum community and meeting new people as well as renewing old friendships. His pet dislikes are inconsiderate people and hoon driving. Following Paul’s departure Alex Davis is moving to Meningie some time in February or March and Mark Ryder has left and gone to green pastures in Queensland. Both Alex and Mark will be replaced but at this time it is not know who will replace them.

Please welcome Craig to the community.

Gophers There still appears to be some concern in the community about the use of Gophers. As a reminder the rules of using a Gopher are: 1. The Gopher must not be capable of more than 10 m/h 2. It is not required to be registered 3. The unladen mass must not exceed 250 g (weight without rider) 4. The rider is not required to hold a drivers licence 5. The rider must have some sort of physical infirmity - to be eligible for exemption re registration/insurance 6. The Gopher is classified as a pedestrian Motor Vehicle Seating 1 person only 7. The rider MUST ride on footpath where practicable and available 8. The rider is not required to wear a helmet 9. The Gopher does need to have a warning device 10. The Gopher can be used at night. Sergeant Mick Towie Mannum Police

Mannum Country Fire Service ach month we will report on the incidents and activities of the Mannum CFS Brigade. Our professionally trained CFS volunteers give of their time and expertise to protect life, property and environment, contributing to a safer community for all. In addition to the incidents listed below the Mannum CFS Brigade has collectively undertaken approximately 35 hours training in the past month. December - January (8 Incidents) 13/12/07 Called to Grass Fire, Monarto - Stop called. Incident Man Hours = 5.20 19/12/07 Road Crash Rescue - Car rollover, Adelaide Road, Palmer Hill. Incident Man Hours = 12.24 23/12/07 Assist SAAS - Medi-vac, Mannum Oval, Mannum. Incident Man Hours = 7.15 27/12/07 Assist SAAS - Greenings Landing, Mannum. Incident Man Hours = 14.49 28/12/07 Grass Fire - Bowhill Road, Cowirra. Incident Man Hours = 18.00 03/01/08 Road Crash Rescue - Purnong Road, Pellering Flat. Incident Man Hours = 14.20 04/01/08 Called to Road Crash Rescue, Murray Bridge road, Mannum - Stop called. Incident Man Hours = 16.44 06/01/08 Called to alarm at Mannum District Hospital, CFS was no longer needed to attend due to False alarm - Stop called. Incident Man Hours = 5.16 Mannum CFS Members also sent 4 personnel to Kangaroo Island to assist with fighting Bushfires. Incident Man Hours = 236.00 Total Man Hours for the Month = 330.48


Contacting Mannum Police Urgent 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

eighbourhood Watch has undertaken to actively pursue with council and other interested parties the provision of a skate park as a recreational facility and would welcome suggestions for other activities for the younger members of the community. Neighbourhood Watch has registered new members and always welcome more. The previous secretary has resigned due to personal commitments and the new secretary of Neighbourhood Watch is Wally Hammond.


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Next Meeting: Monday February 11th 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Rooms in the Leisure Centre, tea and coffee provided. All welcome. Tony Eversham

Mannum RSL he next meeting is at the Mannum Community Club on Thursday 21st February 2008. After the meeting there will be a sausage sizzle where partners are welcome to attend. Membership is due now and can be paid at the next meeting. Anzac Day: Friday 25th April. The President and Members welcome any new members or interested community minded people to join our club.


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Whatever Happened to Blancmange? his week on TV I watched a program called “The Madness of Modern Families: Food” which discussed, in a humorous manner, children’s eating habits & showed some very bad behaviour at the dinner table. The little darlings obviously had their parents bluffed and seemed to exist solely on chips and ice cream. How times have changed. To use the hackneyed phrase “in my day” we had to eat what we were given, no choices, or else - NO PUDDING! And what puddings they wer e! - go ld e n s yr up dumplings, steamed puddings dripping with jam, sugar and spice roly-poly, bread and butter custard and my favourite, blancmange. Some time ago I was sorting some of my late Mum’s papers


Green Corps & CALG n early 2007 work began on rehabilitating a 9ha block of Caloote public land that is under Dept Environment & Heritage control. It will become one more valuable link in a developing “green corridor” from the River Murray to Mannum Waterfalls. Old fences were removed, a new rabbit-proof fence was erected, rabbits have been eradicated, weeds are being controlled and direct seeding of local species was carried out in June. During December, a willing and cheerful team of Green Corps workers helped collect the old fence wire and weed many


and came across a shopping list, written, as always, on the back of a used envelope, thrift was second nature to Mum. It brought back memories of growing up in the 1940s and “doing the messages” for Mum. Clutching her list I’d go to the local corner store which consisted of two adjoining shops, one a grocery, the other a lolly shop. Lollies weren’t encouraged in our family but sometimes I was allowed a licorice strap or a tiny penny ice cream. Now and then, as a treat for the two of us, Mum would ask for broken biscuits. The grocer would take them out of big square tins & put them in a brown paper bag. Mum and I were alone a lot in those days. My brother was in boarding school as his school had been taken over for

something connected with the War. Dad was in a place far away called Singapore. I had an airman doll called Norman, like Dad, which I’d hug every night and I’d sing “My Daddy Lies over the Ocean” and “Dance for your Daddy”. With these nostalgic thoughts it came to me that our shopping lists nowadays would be very different. In those days Mum would never have asked for tea bags, instant coffee, low fat anything, margarine, dips, yoghurt, cooking oils, stock cubes, rye bread, muesli, kidney beans, lentils, frozen vegetables, broccoli, sweet potatoes, capsicums, bean sprouts, kiwi fruit, macadamia nuts, tissues, shampoo (we used Velvet bar soap) or toilet paper (we used newspaper or butchers’ paper).

But she would have bought white bread, butter, Kraft cheddar cheese in a blue packet, g o l d e n s yr u p , t r e a c l e , condensed milk, liquid coffee and chicory, tins of camp pie, beetroot, fruit, tomato soup and sardines, junket tablets, German sausage (called Fritz in SA), lambs fry, brains, chops, sausages and steak. There was always a Sunday roast, usually a leg of lamb, cooked in fat collected in tins from all meat cooked and used again and again. Chicken and soft drinks were delicacies bought only at Christmas time. We ate a lot and by today’s standards, not very healthily. Amazingly we were rarely sick and we didn’t get fat. Strange. Jo Kader

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Mannum Football Club Footy … It’s closer than you think he celebrations and events of the summer season roll on; Christmas, New Year, holidays, the Tour Down Under, Australia Day and plenty of cricket, tennis and bowls action. There comes a time when one’s body says, “I’m not sure if I can handle much more of these good times …”, and usually that is the time aspiring young footballers start paying the price for their “Summer Sins”. The Mannum Roos, the team for all Murraylanders, began their preseason training in late January and will be pounding the pavement over the next couple of months in preparation for the upcoming RMFL season. While necessarily physically demanding, preseason training is no longer the running slugfest of yesteryear. The current training methods involve shorter bursts of high energy drills which work the right muscle groups and improve aerobic fitness far more efficiently than relentlessly jogging for miles. [If there is still such a thing as a mile] Enhancing the process in 2008, is the welcome return of local fitness guru Paul “Alfie” Paech. After training the Roos during the 2003 premiership year, Alfie has spent a couple of years trying to educate one of the neighbouring clubs, but he, and ex Mannum coach Peter Milsom, found that there are some people who are impossible to teach. Local coach Lee Adams, himself a fitness nut, is rapt to renew his partnership with Alfie and the players are sure to be having so much fun they will wonder why they are so fit come April 5th; round one. The fixtures are all but fixed with round one being at LeMesiurer Oval against Ramblers followed the next week with a home game against Meningie. The Roos will be playing for the Martin Armfield Noble Cup on Anzac Day Friday 25th April at Mypolonga. The Cup is presented to the winner of a designated Mannum versus Mypolonga match each year and is named after Mypolonga stalwarts, the late Bill Martin and the late Ron Noble and ex Mannum coach and legend the late Syd Armfield. Both Syd and Bill served in World War 2, which adds to the significance of the day. Expectations are building after an improved showing last season. For the recruiting team there is no off season and the club has been successful in


encouraging a number of new players to have a try at Mannum this year. Some exciting youngsters from the local area and a couple of well credentialed players from Adelaide will improve an already competitive unit. Look forward to an introduction and résumés being included in the next issue of Mannum Mag. Coaching appointments have been finalised with Brett Wallace taking the Under 17.5's and Shane Yeates in charge of the Under 15's for his second year. Any young lads interested in playing footy this year can expect to be contacted by these footy gurus in the near future. The Colts Committee, ably led last year by David Schellen, will be holding their AGM at the football clubrooms on Sunday 10th February at 1:30 pm. Anyone interested in being involved with a stimulating group of young people should be brave and come up to join the crew. It’s not so much a committee as a crew. The club is very keen to find people with an interest in sports medicine, with funded courses available to anyone wanting to improve their qualifications while they experience the satisfaction of working with a sporting team. There is a lot of hard work still to be done before the first bounce, but the planning is in place. As always “it’s about the vibe” and at the Mannum Football Club the vibe is good.

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Under The Toadstool “What if I popped my clogs . . .”

ecently I have discovered another of life's simple pleasures, that of popping corn. Not using a microwave oven, I have one of those small inexpensive electric gizmos that send the popped grains through a plastic chute into a large bowl. One small scoop of corn makes a good quantity of healthy delicious snacking material, yet in every batch there are just a few heat-resistant, hard kernels that wont be turned inside out. Most of the smooth golden grains pop, and airily ride the thermals up and out into the waiting bowl, with their white interiors forming a myriad range of shapes. The heat-released fragrant aroma is almost universally recognized, and movie theatres around the world with their popcorn-smelling foyers are proof of its popularity. Generations of movie-goers have enjoyed this simple treat while viewing films both memorable or otherwise, but back to my unpopped corn kernels. These usually join the used teabags at the feet of the Glory vine by way of the washing up water, and I usually give them no further thought, but … A few days ago, walking up my drive after farewelling some of my popcorn-munching friends, I met two of the unpopped kernels riding down the drive in the jaws of a couple of large ants! A third ant moved between them, and appeared to be the support crew. It was a windy day, and periodically one or other of the ants would become airborne or lose its load. Frenzied activity by all three ants would get things back on track, and eventually the little entourage arrived at its destination. Here they were frustrated by "too small a pantry door". I left them after I saw evidence of implementation of Plan B as one ant took its kernel under a ground covering plant nearby, and I contemplated the scope of this epic feat as I walked back up the drive. I thought about where that corn had grown and how it had arrived beside the rapidly drying lagoon, to become ant food via my corn popping machine. Walking slowly, and lost in all this heavy thinking, I almost fell off the driveway, so nearly becoming a feast of biblical proportions for the ant colony at the bottom of my garden.



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Child Friendly Communities


ommunities for Children is an Australian Government Initiative, encour aging all communities to be family focussed and to ensure that children and their families feel included as part of the community, feel safe and feel valued. I have been working with a small group of parents in Mannum for some time, and we have rewarded a number of local businesses with certificates for being child friendly and family focussed. We are about to commence the second round of issuing these certificates, so if people would like to nominate a business for being family friendly they are able to do so by emailing me at before February 15th 2008. We were very impressed with the CWA Restrooms in Randall Street – these give parents somewhere clean and tidy to be able to attend to their children. Congratulations and well done to those who take care of these facilities and to all other recipients of certificates in Round 1 as well. In December we attended the

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Mannum Kindergarten Open Day, where we made and painted kites with children and their parents, for them to fly together. We are planning a Family Day at Mannum, full of fun and activities for parents and carers, grandparents, etc to enjoy with their children. There will be more information on this in the next issue. Local people and visitors to Mannum just love the river, shade and playground at Mary Ann Reserve, however there are many parents (both local and visitors) who would like to see the larger playground fenced so that it is a safe environment for all who use it. With the river so close, parents currently need to be extra vigilant with their young children. The last thing any of us would want is to see a drowning accident. Together we can work towards achieving a safe and welcoming environment for all to enjoy. If you feel that this playground area should be fenced, then let the Mid Murray Council on Adelaide Rd in Mannum know your thoughts. Joylene Crouch Lutheran Community Care

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A BIT OF R ‘n R [Reflection & Rumination from Rod & Ruth]

Christmas Pageant Street Parking ow come there were cars parked along Randell Street, mostly on the shady side? Surely that’s a privilege that should be reserved for those who have severe walking or standing difficulties. It made it hard to stay out of the sun on a very hot night and still see the marchers – certainly for those of us some what “vertically challenged”. There wasn’t much kerb space for the children either.


Vivian Garner

Pageant Parking: Cars as far as the eye can see.

Christmas Lights Competition

Des Rogers, vice president of Mannum Progress Association presents the award for the best decorated business to the proprietor of the Pretoria Hotel, Phil Woodforde and Lyn Altus.

Marie Baum. immediate past president and Des Rogers, vice president of the Mannum Progress Association present the award for the best decorated house to Willie and Willie Felusch of Phillip Street, Mannum.

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“Do you ever do something just for yourself without telling your partner about it?” was the question asked of Ruth by a newly married young woman. This young wife was feeling guilty having arranged a special treat for herself, without talking it over with her husband. There’d been some recent tension and while that had resolved our young friend was still feeling some after-affects. “Yes, I do. But not to deceive or hide anything from Rod; it’s a matter of realizing that, as an adult, I am and must be the authority in my own life, while being respectful and honouring the terms of our relationship.” As we (RnR) later discussed this interaction, our reflection centred on the many external voices of authority that we allow into our relationships, lives and especially our heads …

Rod: I walked past the paintbrush in the turps in the shed for the fourth week running. I thought, “I must clean that brush before it goes hard”. When I picked up the brush, the tin came and all, one solid mass. I do this regularly. I thought of my Dad. If I was home and it was his shed, he would go right off. Interestingly I spent a week with him last year. I told him about my brush episodes, he laughed and said “I do that all the time!” For nearly 40 years, a voice in my head, attached to my father, has criticised me for this bad habit and it wasn’t even real! On reflection, while part of the reason has been busyness and forgetfulness, a little part of me has not washed the brush as a childish protest or attention seeking exercise and the father who nagged to instil responsibility was just seeing his own habit in me. These childish authorities, protests and attention seeking exercises occur all the time. Ruth and I constantly discover them in conversation with each other and we both find times when we assume the other disapproves when it is not so at all. I think, particularly in the early stages of our relationship I spent much time in my head trying to get everything right to maintain her approval. It doesn’t work and learning about what she likes and how she sees life is a far more healthy exercise. I do slip back sometimes. I took careful care after breakfast to put away the butter, the milk, rinse the plates, empty the teapot and wipe down the surfaces. I stood aside looking for her approval as she came into the kitchen. I watched as she closed the knife drawer, closed the cereal cupboard, then closed the plate cupboard, closed the cupboard under the sink and finally the lid on the kitchen bin. I smiled to myself and wondered why and by whose authority I left so many doors open.

Ruth: I realize this may not be considered PC but I like to have a play on the pokies. Yes, those vilified destroyers of families, relationships, etc., etc. And what I frequently hear in these places, are people how-towing to others; how long – ‘I only just got here/haven’t been here long’, how often-‘I only play once a week/fortnight/lifetime’; how much – ‘I only spend $20/$40/no more than I can afford’. I’ve done this myself and I understand why. Many voices decry the impact of pokies and I understand why. This collective is a voice in my head. In my family gambling was commonplace. In their courting days, my parents went regularly to the Wayville trots. Dad also enjoyed the odd bet on the horses. It was tradition on my birthday for dad to retell the story of going to the races on the day I was born and winning enough on a longshot called Gay Beauty to cover the hospital bills. As one of six, he had several such stories! Mum and dad played the one-armed bandits when they visited dad’s home-state of NSW. Theirs is another voice in my head. Rod and I had vastly different experiences of family. Rod’s family was steeped in the church, in religious traditions with strong messages about smoking, drinking, dancing. My family had minimal church contact, and apart from the occasional saying of ‘grace’ reference to things religious came more through profanity than things profound. I didn’t get the messages Rod did, but I did hear loud messages not to show emotions or feelings and not to ‘get above’ myself; ‘don’t show your airs’ was the phrase. More noise in my head. When Rod and I married we set the terms of our relationship. As partners, we stand side by side. As individuals, we each walk our own path, alongside the other. It’s great that now, as those other voices become quieter within, I can hear the sound of our footsteps.

We agree that as adults we must be the authority in our own lives. Or we can confuse others, particularly partners, with our parents; more accurately, with ‘parental-like voices’ which once cautioned, advised, punished and told us what we should and would have to do to get their approval, attention and sometimes, even love and affection. We recognize that there are many voices ‘out there’ wanting to be heard and heeded. We believe the task of adulthood is to listen, not to unceasing thoughts, most of which are echoes of voices from outside, but to the inner voice that speaks quietly within, encouraging each of us to be the source of our own wisdom. That’s real authority!

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Rod is a U.C.A Minister and Spiritual Director, Ruth has a Diploma of Professional Counselling

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85th Mannum Show he Mannum Show committee is gearing up for the 85th Annual Show to be held on Saturday 1st March followed by a Market on the 2nd. Show Week will commence on Friday 22nd February with the Annual Show Dinner. This will be held in the Showground Dining Hall. Phil King will provide the music and entertainment. Tickets at $20 (BYO drinks and glasses) will be available from Berrie Skein 8569 2385. Much effort has gone into preparing the venue and a good night should be had by all. As well as all the usual show exhibits, competitions and displays there will be the added attractions of Motorcycle Trials Spectacular and Animal Capers and yes, the Horses in Action will be there. The Country Music show will open with Krystal Collins, a young SA Country singer who has already gained many awards including SA Junior Entertainer of the Year in 2006 and SA Junior Champion of Champions. Krystal also compered some of the Country Music Camp Out at Blanchetown in 2007. She will be followed by Night Birds who will perform Country and Rock. Books are available locally so check out sections in which you might be able to exhibit and be an active part of the Mannum Show. The more exhibits, the better the show.


Geoff Skein

Aminya Exciting Year Ahead minya has a full year planned for 2008 with some exciting changes happening. In August of 2007 Aminya went through an accreditation process and passed all 44 standards and received 3 years accreditation. Many thanks go to our dedicated staff, who put in many extra hours to achieve this. In December, Aminya was advised that we were granted a licence for an extra 2 beds, bringing us up to a 32 bed facility, and a Government grant o f $ 2 5 4 7 0 0 f r o m t he Department of Health and Aging. There was some 40 million dollars in grants given out in Australia of which South Australia received $254 700 which went to Aminya, a great out come for us. Work will start soon on these rooms. There will be some demolition and earthworks going on in mid year with the demolishing of the 2 houses adjacent to Aminya on Adelaide Road, ready to start building the new independent living cottages. Eventually, there will be about 25 cottages and a Community Centre built in this area. The existing independent living units are having the exterior painted and upgrading interiors where required. If you are considering your future plans with Aminya in mind, now could be the right time to discuss the possibilities, and to inspect our facilities. Call Lindsay Williams on 8569 1749 for details.



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PHONE TONY Mob: 0407846867 Tel: 85691373

It’s Time t’s time to celebrate and build on the space we live in. It’s time because Mannum is growing, Mannum is alive and Mannum is and always has been a special place to be. It’s time to put aside differences, discard barriers and recognise the unique space and community we have. It’s time to come together as a community, whatever group, club, business, service organisation, church or volunteer organisation we are part of. It’s time on Sunday 10th February at 10:30 am in the Recreation Centre to gather. Come and take a moment with me to remember, acknowledge, give thanks for and celebrate one of the great gifts we have in our community, our Recreation Centre. While there are recent things to feel proud of like the Tour Down Under experience, there are the places and groups that make Mannum a community built on the dreams and hopes of those past. Our Recreation Centre is a place which was part of the dream of those who saw health, sport and exercise as a necessary component of community. The weekend of the 9th and 10th of February it will be 30 years old. While there are dinners and functions to attend as part of the celebration, I invite you to come and be together as whole community and share a blessing of the Place that it is, the Community that supports it and the Individuals that formed and dreamed it into being. It’s time on Sunday 10th February at 10:30 am in the Recreation Centre to gather.


Rod Mann

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Mannum Walking Trails


he launch of the new Mannum Walking Trails brochure and the Mannum Bird Watching brochure took place at the Visitor Information Centre on Tuesday 18th December 2007. Local people and tourists alike will benefit from these two brochures. Thanks to the help of Trevor Hampel from Murray Bridge, along with Max and Bev Greer of Mannum, the bird information and photographs make this brochure a valuable reference to the bird life along the river at Mannum. Being near the Herman Gass Bird Sanctuary, the local Motel and Caravan Park patrons will especially be able to make good use of these bird watching brochures. Trevor Hampel informed those gathered at the launch, that Mannum’s bird brochure is one of a small number available through local tourism outlets in SA. Many tourists, especially from European countries, are extremely interested in Australia’s bird life. The Walking Trails brochure will take locals and guests around the town of Mannum on one of three walks, including the The Randell Walk, The Shearer Walk or The Arnold walk, named after significant

figures in Mannum’s history. This project has been ongoing, and was instigated some years back by Kay Bird who launched the Walking Trails brochure. Kay Stevenson’s invaluable historical knowledge along with a State Heritage Grant have assisted us in this walks project. Our ongoing project is to place fixed information signs along these walking trails to enhance the experience. Prior to the launch, Mayor Ian Mann welcomed and supported the project, followed by Isobelle Campbell’s welcome to the Nganguraku Lands. Sue Dixon the Friends of Mannum Walking Trails Co-ordinator, outlined the work contributed by the group, which included clean-ups, tree planting, and the development of these brochures. FMWT appreciates the assistance of Allison and staff at the Mannum Visitor Information Centre in making the launch possible, and thank all who attended. Both brochures are available at the Mannum Visitor Information Centre, and we trust that locals and visitors alike will take the opportunity to use them.


All your Christmas and Holiday needs WIN an iPOD NANO Purchase a pair of Polaroid sunglasses Drawn 14 December 2007 1 iPod per store

bring in this ad and get 15% OFF any PERFUME purchase excludes specials, offer ends 25.12.07

NEW BIGGER STORE OPEN 7 DAYS 86-88 Randell Street ph: 08 8569 1504 Proprietor: Fiona Mann

Judy Johnson on behalf of Friends of Mannum Walking Trails

Split Beds

Queen &King Single/King Single/Double

Hi-Lo Beds

Single/King Single/Double

Left to right: Mayor Ian Mann, Kay Bird, Trish Uzell and Trevor Hampel

Scooter 1/2 - 2hp 10-15kph

Marquees - Digital Jukebox - Karaoke Trestles - Chairs Pie Warmer - BBQ’S - Urn Party Lights - Umbrellas Phone or Page 26

Errol: Tammy:

0448 529 059 0421 959 608

Lift Recliner & Sleeping Chair • Walking aids • Mobility aids • Bathroom aids • Toilet aids • Chairlifts • Electric Wheelchairs • Wheelchair aids • Bedroom products • Scooters

AAA Health Beds and Chairs Home demonstrations & delivery

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J. R. ELIX TANKS We have a great range of various size water tanks at great prices and we sell pumps. We have a free metal dumping bin for all your scrap steel and anything that will fit into our bin. So clean up your yard for free! Also now selling RHS and Angle Iron at excellent prices

December - January Special

Honda powered, petrol firefighting pump, metal roll cage, long range tank (11L) including gauge $720. Buy a firefighter and a household, constant pressure water pump and receive 10% off the total cost. Phone 8569 1203 11 DIERCKS ROAD Mannum

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CLASSIFIEDS $5 Classifieds can be up to thirty (30) words and must be PRE-PAID before your advertisement will appear, unless by prior arrangement. Advertisements over thirty words cost an extra 20 cents per extra word. Payments may be made by Cheque, Money Order or cash.

Announcements MURRAY BRIDGE COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB Proudly presents Compact Country, Sunday February 24th, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Imperial Football Club. Members $5.00, non-members $7.00. Lunch available. Trading Table, Raffle, Dancing. All welcome. Contact Brian 8535 4317. SHOWGROUND MARKET. Because of all the other activities there will be no February Trash n Treasure or Market.

Lost and Found LOST. Shopping bag and walking stick plus attachment for scooter, on Adelaide Road in December 2007.

Victory For Our Three Day Festival

Clash Calendar If your Group, Committee or Club has regular meetings leave the details at the CHIPS Office or e-mail Monthly 1st Monday 9.45am Combined Probus, Mannum Club 1st Tuesday 7.00pm Art ‘n Soul, Mannum Club 2nd Monday 7.30pm Neighbourhood Watch, Senior Citizens Centre 2nd Wednesday 9.00am Shared Stitches of Mannum Quilting Group. ph. 8569 1035 2nd Thursday 7.30pm Show Committee,, Show Ground 3rd Wednesday 7.00pm Meditation Evening, Day Centre 3rd Thursday 11.00am RSL, Mannum Community Club 4th Thursday 7.30pm Progress Association, Mannum Community College Staff room. All welcome. Last Monday 1.30pm Hospital Auxillary, Meeting Room, Esmerelda Street Last Wednesday 6.30pm Mens Discussion Group, Day Centre Weekly Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10.00–3.00 MHAL, 5 Greening Street, Mannum Ph: 8569 1643 Tuesday 9.30am Weight Watchers, Mannum Hospital 5:00-6:00pm Belly Dancing, Mannum Club, 8569 2129 Tuesday & Friday 8.30am Walkie Talkies, Lions Den, Show Ground Tuesday 7.30pm Town Choir, Uniting Church Hall. 8569 1434

2008 PUBLICATION DEADLINES Submission For Publication in: Deadline (12 noon) March 28 Issue 23 April 8 April 25 Issue 24 May 6 May 23 Issue 25 June 3 June 27 Issue 26 July 8 July 25 Issue 27 August 5 August 22 Issue 28 September 2 September 26 Issue 29 October 7 October 24 Issue 30 November 4 November 21 Issue 31 December 2 Christmas Pageant Edition Special Visitor Edition Issues Email us at: Drop in to: CHIPS Office Mannum Information Centre 39 Randell Street, Mannum 6 Randell Street, Mannum

Mid Murray Calendar

Mannum Leisure Centre

February 4 (to 10th) 30 Year Celebrations Leisure Centre Complex See details on page 3 9 Leisure Centre Complex Celebration Dinner Dance

Monday 7:00pm onwards ‘3on3 Mixed Basketball Tuesday 9:15-10:00am Aerobics 10:00-11:00am Tai Chi (advanced) 11:00-12 noon Tai Chi (beginners) 6:30-7:15pm & 7:30-8:45pm National Karage Academies (Juniors and Seniors) 7:30pm onwards Mixed Squash Tournament Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm C Grade Junior Basketball (ages 5-12) 6:00pm onwards Senior Mixed Indoor Soccer 6:00-7:00pm Aerobics Thursday 9:30-10:30am Mannum Movers Genteel Exercise Class 6:00pm onwards Social Mixed Badminton, Table Tennis, Indoor Tennis Friday 6:00-8:00pm Roller Disco As advertised, alternate Fridays

March 1 Mannum Show 21 Good Friday 24 Easter Monday

MHAL Calendar Fri 1st Mon 4th Wed 6th Mon 11th Wed 13th Mon 18th Wed 20th Thur 21st Mon 25th

February a.m. Tupperware party a.m. Computing $5 p.m. Pencil drawing $5 p.m. Teracotta Pot Painting $5 p.m. Pencil drawing $5 a.m. Pamper day. Get a new hairdo (donation), DIY nail polish, footspa p.m. Pencil drawing $5 p.m. Fabric doll making $5 Picnic at Tanunda (Transport Available) p.m. Pencil Drawing $5

Drop by, have a cuppa and share some cheer with our volunteers.

Mannum Mag We need to expand our group of proof readers; two are required for each month. If you have word skills and are willing to help please contact Elf on 8569 2295.

Squash courts, gym, and cardio room are available during opening hours. Further information:

8569 2534 Pam Cutjar, Centre Manager

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 21 February 2008  

A local information magazine produced by the Mannum Community for the Mannum Community.

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