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Celebrate Portland’s rich fishing culture and fine food and wine alongside a line-up of premier live entertainment at this year’s Hooked on Portland festival. Hosted by Glenelg Shire Council in conjunction with the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA), the 2020 schedule will be the biggest on record, with rock royalty and former INXS and Noiseworks front man Jon Stevens headlining the main stage at the Portland Foreshore. Recognised as one of the most talented rock musicians to emerge from Australia, Stevens (pictured right) said he would only play the INXS and Noiseworks classics for his performance, or as he describes “the songs that get fans on their feet and rocking.” “We have all grown up listening

to those songs. They are great songs and they should still be heard live,” he said. “With the continual requests from fans, it is Noiseworks and INXS all the way. That is all you are going to hear [on the night], songs from your youth, songs you grew up with – the iconic songs from both bands.” More than 10,000 people are expected for the two-day celebrations (January 25-26) which also features popular indie rock band The Vanns and top local performers J.A.B. Sides, Dean Outtram and Damon Yuill, Since Tuesday, Cover Story, Gav Ridell, Sleuth, MINT and Ishor Gurung. National fishing personality Lee Rayner, from Fishing Edge fame, will headline the Hooked on Portland fishing talks. The Channel 10 fishing expert will share his stories of travelling across Australia, fishing in

some of the most remote locations amongst a panel of angling experts, and the tips and tricks of how to best prepare your catch. For the keen anglers looking to test their luck, the Hooked on Portland fishing competition will offer more than $2,600 of cash prizes for the heaviest catch across six different species. The competition is open to both land based and on-water competitors with fishing authorised in an area covered from the Fitzroy River Mouth to Point Lawrence Rock. Registrations, which are $10 per adult and $5 junior, are now open via the Glenelg Shire website. Alternatively people can register at the event marquee outside the Portland Yacht Club. For those wanting to simply sit back and enjoy quality produce, The Bonney Bar will be serving the best local seafood and wine for festivalgoers to take a break and enjoy the seaside vista. There will be plenty of activities on

offer for kids in the youth zone with a skate competition and come and try sessions hosted by the Skate Park Leagues Australia, complete with entertainment from local DJs. Festival goers can also enjoy perusing the foreshore markets, which will be filled with an abundance of local creations and wares and performances from roaming acts. Mayor Cr Anita Rank said it was a weekend “not to be missed” with plenty of Melbournians locking in their seaside long weekend away. “Hooked on Portland is becoming recognised as a must-attend summer event because of this high-quality line-up of entertainment. I strongly encourage people to lock-in this long weekend celebration and come and enjoy our warm hospitality,” she said. HOOKED ON PORTLAND January 25 & 26 Portland Foreshore Find us on facebook

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The man behind the prize It was in 2005 that the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival initiated the John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize – using the competition as a way to honour the poet who was born in the small South Australian town with the rich cultural history. But the art prize is not the only way the respected wordsmith has been honoured. It started back in the 1940s, with a bronze sculpture commissioned for the opening of the Footscray Children’s Library in 1946 with the Wallace Anderson work still on display at the Footscray facility, which also houses an archive of the John Shaw Neilson Collection. That monument to Neilson’s contribution to literary life in Australia was unveiled four years after his death. Another monument to the poet was constructed at the Victorian town of Nhill in 1864 by the town’s historical society and in 1972, Neilson’s childhood cottage was relocated from Penola to Nhill. It was because of drought that Nhill came to be a significant location in the poet’s life. After leaving Penola as a nine year old to move to South West Victoria where his father had a property at Minimay, drought eventually drove the Neilson family from their property to Nhill where Neilson’s father found work as a farm hand and in road construction. But it is not just niche towns with a connection to Neilson that have memorialised the poet with the Fellowship of Australian Writers having recognised his genius with the John Shaw Neilson Poetry Award,

which has been awarded for more than five decades, for unpublished poems. John Shaw Neilson had limited schooling, attending school in Penola for just over a year as an eight year old, but then spending four years without access to formal education until a school opened in Minimay in 1885 and he had another stint of just over 12 months in the classroom. But his father clearly had a love of the written word and while a bible and a copy of Robert Burns poems were all the Neilson family had in its farmhouse, his father, himself, wrote lyrical verse, with one of his songs even becoming somewhat of an anthem in the region’s shearing shed. Neilson’s father also won a poetry prize and had a small collection of his works published. But it was his son who really made

a name for himself, starting his own writing career once the family moved to Nhill, getting published in the local press as well as in Melbourne. His first official recognition of his work came the same year his father won his poetry prize with Neilson taking out the junior prize at the Australian Natives’ Association competition with his father winning the senior award. Neilson’s work eventually ended up in The Bulletin in Sydney before ill health saw Neilson step away from writing for around four years. He never lost the passion though, returning to regular writing early in the 20th century and even when his sight started to fail in 1906, the words still flowed, with most of his work dictated from that point onwards. Having worked most of his life as a labourer, including fruit picking,

Festival progam starting to take shape The 2020 Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival is far from being finalised but organisers are starting to drip feed program highlights to start generating interest in the May 14-17 event this year. CoOpera has been a mainstay of the event and 2020 will be no different when the company that takes opera on the road to regional and remote communities brings Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca to the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival. Puccini’s Tosca (inset) is based on Victorien Sardou’s 1887 Frenchlanguage dramatic play, La Tosca, a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples’s control of Rome threatened by Napoleon’s invasion of Italy. It contains depictions of torture, murder and suicide, as well as some of Puccini’s best-known lyrical arias. Organisers have also unveiled their literary brunch guest for 2020 – Lainie Anderson (pictured right), a popular Sunday Mail columnist and author of the recently released Long Flight Home, which recreates one of the

scrub clearing and quarry work, Neilson’s failing health saw him move to Melbourne in his 50s and he eventually died in the Victorian capital, after a sabbatical in Queensland, from heart disease. Fortunately, John Shaw Neilson impressed the literary world in Australia and thanks to benefactors, much of his work was published in collections, which are preserved today and as recently as 2012, an updated and expanded collection of his work was published by University of Western Australia Press, with Sydney University Press also publishing a collection in 2013. Given how much time Neilson spent in the natural work courtesy of his labouring work, it is not surprising much of his work has nature as its central theme, and when he secured a desk job in Melbourne with the

Victorian Country Roads Board, his office was opposite the Exhibition Gardens, and he spent much of his free time in those gardens. He was influenced by his Scottish heritage and by the strict Presbyterian upbringing of his early years. He wrote about the natural world, particularly birds, and about people of all ages, creeds and social circumstances. He wrote about life and death; joy and sorrow; innocence and experience and love. See page 29 for details of the 2020 John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize. Above (left) - John Shaw Neilson Above (right) - The cottage in which John Shaw Neilson was born in its new home of Nhill having been reloatced from his birthplace - Penola.

Cash injections on offer Naracoorte Lucindale Council is now calling for applications for the latest round of Community Chest grants with $20,000 available for distribution to community and sporting groups to foster development of community services and events. Application forms are available from Council’s office or at the following link: https://www.naracoortelucindale.sa.gov.au/co…/ communitychest Applications must be returned on or before 4pm Thursday, February 27. Funding decisions should be advised by March 26.

Plenty of traffic for new runway Since Mount Gambier Airport’s new heavy apron was ready for take off, the new facility has hosted the massive Skycrane, called Elsie, which was the first aircraft to take advantage of the airport’s new capacity. The Mount Gambier Aero Club also had a celebration of the new facility at the end of last year with aircraft including a DH-84 Dragon, DH-82 Tiger Moth and a Stinson Sentinel joining the party. REX then took advantage of the new heavy apron with a VH-ZXS making the trip, with the most recent visitor being last week when a C-27J Spartan (pictured) picked up soem firefighters to take them across to Kangaroo Island.

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Collected Stupidity - A Little Help Wouldn’t Go Astray … By ROBBIE TANSEL

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Where do you never tire of visiting in this region? South Aussie Hotel Three first choice dinner party guests Jimmy Barnes, Michael Long & Michael Slater What people would be surprised to find out about you? I am scared of my own blood Your greatest weakness? I can’t say NO Your greatest strength? My willingness to volunteer, especially in the sporting community. What would you choose for your last meal? Chicken schnitzel & gravy What item in your wardrobe would you never part with? My sport shorts If you were a car, what would you be? A Ford Ranger - its reliable! Who/what most inspires you? My dad Who/what most frustrates/annoys you? Inconsistent weather What book/CD would you want with you if you were on a deserted island? Jimmy Barnes Which movie/television role would you love to play? The Kevin Costner role in Field of Dreams What’s the best advice you ever heard? Control the controllables What’s the best advice you ever gave? Make the right decision If you weren’t in your current role what would you be doing? Coaching baseball Who would you like to swap places with for a day? Gil McLachlan

I’m not sure how many of you noticed a story in the news this week about a freedom of information request regarding an alien encounter in the United States. There was a lot of information in that sentence. Read it again. I’ll wait. So a journalist requested information about an apparently widely known encounter between the US Navy and an unidentified flying object. This encounter occurred in 2004. The flying object was apparently oblong in shape and capable of rapid movement. The Pentagon are withholding photos and video of the encounter due to it being of grave danger to the national security of the United States. Whenever we hear about aliens or watch a movie depicting aliens, it always seems to be the threat they’ll cause. After reading the article I couldn’t shake the feeling that aliens couldn’t do any worse or a job on Earth than what humans are currently doing. In fact, if the aliens were to invade us, it would have to be a significant improvement. It’d be like when a business is going poorly and they sell it to new owners who bring new vibrancy to the business. It would be the Earth, under new

management. Let’s think about the current state of affairs. Humans are the ones who elected Trump. I know that’s always the obvious place to go, but it’s a pretty compelling example to show how dumb people are. The aliens could land their mother ships in America as an ideal starting point, and sort out the Trump mess. From that point on, most of the planet will be at least willing to listen to our alien overlords and what they have to offer. Let’s be open minded enough to consider that they may be more like Alf, Mork, E.T. or some other dated reference that anyone under 45 will have to Google. Obviously we’d need to keep our wits about us and make sure they’re not the sort of aliens who do the anal probes. Wouldn’t want to find out they’re the aliens who do that as part of their get to know you procedures. That doesn’t interest me. Getting back to how aliens taking charge may actually improve all of our lives, I know I spoke last week

about getting the fire situation under control and helping those in need before we starting thinking about who to blame, but I’d like to see what the aliens would have to say about global warming. An abnormally large proportion of our politicians seem to feel that global warming is a myth. I’m fine with people having their own opinions on whether global warming is real or not, but I don’t think the proportion of believers compared to non-believers in parliament corresponds with the proportions in the rest of the population. When science offers recommendations of the best way to treat cancer, I’m happy to trust them. When science offers explanations as to why a tsunami occurs, I’m happy to take their word for it. Did our politicians believe in the hole in the greenhouse layer, and the decision to get lead out of petrol, and outlaw chloro-fluoro carbons? Surely global warming is in the same neighbourhood as that, right?

As far as I can see science is quite conclusive on the fact that this global warming thing exists. That’s good enough for me. Why do our politicians (and others) suddenly decide they know more than scientists? Our elected representatives can’t even do their own job, let alone do the job of highly trained professionals who have been studying these phenomenon for years. I’d like to think that the aliens would listen to what people had to say, with open minds in all of their three heads and come to the sensible conclusion that there’s every chance that human action is related to the damage to the environment. And even if they still concluded that it wasn’t because of human involvement, I’d like to think they’d just care better for the environment because the environment is important. Anyway, if you’ve had any alien encounters, let’s all stay calm. Email me at robbietansel@gmail.com and we’ll sit down for a chat.

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Growing the perfect partnership It was definitely the definition of trial and error but after 12 months and a steep learning curve, Adam and Sam Frost were on their way, branching out from their comfort zone of cattle and sheep farming and running an earth moving business, to strawberries. That was back in 2016 and receiving a $5000 Naracoorte Lucindale Council Business Entrepreneurs/Innovation Fund grant certainly helped the fledgling business. The couple had always been in farming and it was a decade ago that they bought an earth moving business. “But we always wanted to go back to farming,” Sam said. “We didn’t want huge acreage but a more intensive crop and strawberries just seemed to fit. We decided to have a crack and did some trials at home but never managed to keep one alive. They didn’t do well at all.” Not ones to shy away from a challenge, Adam and Sam bought a little place at Frances. “We decided if we are going to do this we need to do it properly,” Sam said. Even then she admits, their original mindset was how hard could this be to grow strawberries? “Strawberries are a lot more fickle than you think,” she said. And the couple soon discovered it wasn’t without its complications. “We discovered we were cooking them with too much food but then we put in a proper computer system, brought an agronomist on board and actually got some berries.” That wasn’t before they came to the stark realisation that their bore water was no good for the strawberries and they had to come up with inventive ways to run water to the crop. They

stumbled on a local shed that wasn’t plumbed and asked if they could use that as their water storage. “It is 800m as the crow flies and so we ran poly pipe, put in a pump back to the storage tank and another problem was solved,” Sam said. Venturing into the unknown always presents challenged and because Adam and Sam had no way of knowing how their strawberries would go, they deliberately started small. “We were just selling from home and we couldn’t always keep up,” Sam said. But as their own confidence and the brand has grown so has demand from suppliers – they also now have the farm shop and a cafe. Even back in 2017 when they were only a year into the new venture Frances Strawberries already had branched into value adding products that include strawberry sorbet, strawberry jam and strawberry cherry relish. “So often there is what you would call ugly fruit,” Sam said. “It tastes good but doesn’t look good and we needed to find something to do with that.” The majority of strawberry sorbets you might pick up in the supermarket boast between 20 and 27 percent fruit – Sam makes a sorbet that is 77 percent fruit. “There are not a lot of other things added to it,” she said. She is the creator of all their value added products. “I do love the cooking side of it as well.” So often, in the early days, the kids would be with Adam or Sam when they headed to the strawberries but the little helpers were literally eating away the profits. “It was quite funny really, you’d be walking around the strawberries and see bite marks out of some of the fruit where the kids

had just had a nibble out of it,” she said. “That kind of got them banned from the strawberry patch.” The Frances Strawberries grant was part of the second round of funding from that program and it is a scheme that continues to boost local business ventures, with applications now open for the next round of funding. “I know some people find it hard to deal with councils sometimes but we had to go across Crown land when were setting up the watering system and they did not put a hurdle in our way, they made it all really straight forward,” Sam said. “And with the

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grant, it is really nice to know they are behind us and we have their support.” And the financial injection to build the shade and wind protection was invaluable. “We have definitely absorbed more money into the strawberries than perhaps we initially thought,” Sam said. “That $5000 to do this has been enormous.” Adam has been the brains and brawn behind that necessary construction work. “Because of the grant we have be able to build a structure that will help shield our strawberry plants from very harsh soul destroying winds and the intense heat that we experience in

waves in the Limestone Coast,” Sam said. The grant has also doubled as a marketing tool as it has sparked media interest in the venture. “What we’ve got out of it publicity wise is something money just can’t buy.”

SAM’S BERRY SMOOTHIE This is a bit of a throw together smoothie so the measurements are approximate. Just leave out what you don’t like, but I think mixed altogether it is an amazing smoothie.

Applications are now open for the Naracoorte Lucindale Council’s Business Entrepreneurs/Innovation Fund. To encourage entrepreneurship, one-off cash grants are available to businesses and organisations located in the Naracoorte Lucindale Council area. The fund is competitive and will be allocated on merit. Previous recipients include Cornucopia (pictured above left), Majestic Coatings Australia, Frances Strawberries, Wrattonbully Wine Region Association, Mason Education and TE Storage & Logistcs (pictured

above right) for their innovative and creative business projects. The objectives of the fund are to: • Support the implementation of Council’s Economic Development Plan; • Help local businesses to realise their potential and improve financial sustainability; • Encourage innovative and creative business projects; • Support projects that demonstrate a tangible benefit to the district’s residents and/or business community; • Encourage business diversity and

strengthen the region’s product or service offering; • Strengthen local business networks; and • Contribute to the vibrancy of the district. To encourage more applicants, changes have been made to the criteria for the current funding round (Round 5), which closes on February 27. More information and an application form are available on the council’s website

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1 tbls Sunflower Seeds 1tbls Pepita Seeds 2 tsp Chia Seeds 2 tbls Yoghurt (I like a natural but whatever is in your fridge) 1 Banana 1 Handful of Frozen Frances Strawberries 2 tbls of Blueberries (optional) Maple to taste (or Rice Malt Syrup) 1 Cup Milk Throw everything into a jug and use a stick blender or a stand blender or nutri bullet, whatever you have that blends. For more of Sam’s strawberry recipes head to the Frances Strawberries website


Taking the region’s wine tourism experience to the next level

One woman’s look at the lighter side of kids, life and growing up! Have you ever had one of those moments in your life where you just felt damn proud of yourself? When you puffed out your chest, held your head high and spruiked to the world. Well, I had my moment last night! It’s a doozey of an achievement, right up there with paying off the credit card, remembering your second cousin’s brother’s birthday (and actually sending a card) and resisting the temptation to eat that last piece of chocolate. Last night, I single handedly turned Mr Five Year Old’s ‘Unicron’ Transformer toy from its robot form into its battle planet attack mode. And while it may have taken a full hour, a lot of re-reading of the instructions, the occasional “boys, please, mummy’s trying to concentrate,” and the odd bit of grumpiness. I did it! I DID IT!

Planning a holiday to South Australia’s Limestone Coast and South-West Victoria is now possible at the touch of a button, with a new map-based tourism website for the ‘Mixed Dozen’ Wine Trails Project set to be officially launched at today’s Coonawarra Cup in Penola. www.limestonecoast.org.au connects and builds on the tourism offering across seven local wine regions, acting as a digital itinerary planning tool that links multiple wine and tourism attractions. Mixed Dozen project manager Toni Duka said the site’s map-based functionality allowed visitors to discover the region’s vast array of experiences quickly and easily, with the added ability to ‘build-your-own-

adventure’ exploring attractions specific to the user’s interests. “The site is user-centred, encouraging self-guided discovery with suggested and personally tailored itineraries,” she said. “We often hear that visitors ‘didn’t realise there was so much to do’ once they got here, and this new website gives a digital snapshot of what is on offer, inviting visitors to unearth the treasures of the region and explore the road less travelled.” Click-on categories include Drink, Eat, Stay, See & Do, Events and Trails, with the site providing an overview of each attraction, opening hours, contact details and booking links. Local business operators control their own listing information

Now with that conquest under my belt, I feel ready to conquer the world. No puzzle too hard, no toy too daunting. I wonder where that old Rubik’s cube is?

region all from a desktop or handheld device,” she said. “Ultimately, the site is about encouraging visitors to venture further and increase the length of time they spend in the region, therefore boosting economic return.” The Limestone Coast Mixed Dozen Interactive Wine Trails Project has been funded through the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package, through the International Wine Tourism Competitive Grants program, and 10 additional funding partners across State and local government, industry and community.

Award winning concert series headed to Dunkeld & Millicent Award winning and nationally acclaimed Adelaide-based concert series The Porch Sessions is heading on tour this summer and after performing at Dunkeld on Wednesday, January 22, for one magical night, The Porch Sessions is headed to Millicent to repeat the dose on Friday, January 24. It is a family-friendly, accessible, non-smoking event is suitable for all ages,

Granted, the battle planet may have been a tad lop sided on the left where the joints didn’t quite seem to meet, but the little shooty things worked, and the clampy things chomped and that was good enough for Mr Five Year Old. My satisfaction was immense – and I could tell Mr Five Year Old was very impressed. I’ll be talking about this for years to come – maybe a special mention at his 21st birthday celebration? My euphoria was slightly crushed this morning, when I walked into the lounge to Mr Five Year dismantling my heroic achievement back into its robot form in five minutes flat. Sure I’m a little deflated, but you know it takes a lot more skill to turn it into the planet than to turn it back into the robot – at least that’s what I told Mr Five Year Old.

through the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse, with the ability for the region to upload general content and new itineraries to keep the site fresh and engaging. The Limestone Coast’s tourism industry development manager Biddie Shearing said www.limestonecoast. org.au is an important tool for attracting more domestic and international visitors and giving them the best possible experience. “A ‘getting here’ section links to popular Adelaide and Melbourne touring routes as well as the Grampians Tourism and the Great Ocean Road, and the user-friendly technology will enable visitors to research, plan and connect with tourism operators right across the

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doing what our primary producers do best—produce high quality, fresh and sustainable food and fibre.” This initiative forms part of $2 billion commitment the Morrison Government has made to address the impact of recent bushfires. It follows the announcement last earlier this month of Australian Government Disaster Recovery Allowance and Disaster Recovery Payment for those affected in Keilira. For information about recovery, or

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As most of us start returning to work and the region’s kids prepare to return to school for another year, there is another group of people looking to plan their 2020 and that’s where the University of the Third Age (U3A) comes in. Aimed at community members over the age of 50, U3A is all about providing a fun environment to learn and socialise and tends to attract retirees and part time workers. There are a variety of regular groups on offer for members and U3A also offers the chance to try a couple of classes before committing to a membership. Whether it’s a long held passion or learning a new skill, U3a has a class to suit everyone from garden club to contract bridge, from conversational French to geology, with weekly, fortnightly and monthly interest groups running, as well as the occasional short term course when instructors become available. Membership not only covers your class attendance but an annual field trip and other U3A functions. Membership is $30 annually with an

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additional initial joining fee of $15 to cover a name badge and information pack. The Mount Gambier branch of U3A has its headquarters at the Senior Citizens Clubrooms in James Street and will turn 20 on March 29 this year. The Mount Gambier U3A is holding a registration day on Friday, February 7 from 10am, where stalls highlighting the classes on offer in 2020 will be on display and ready to answer any of your questions. U3A Mount Gambier president Chris Willoughby said new members were always welcome and taking a class or getting involved in a group was as much about the social aspect as it was learning a new skill. “It is flexible, affordable and not demanding on your time but it is great to get out and about and try new things and meet new people,” Chris said. All groups meet during the day and generally for a couple of hours, with venues and times varying from group to group. A short AGM will also be held at 11am on this day, followed by guest speaker Helen Morley, who is the specialist support worker in aged care systems and a project officer for COTA SA (Council of the Ageing). U3A MOUNT GAMBIER INTEREST GROUPS WEEKLY Contract Bridge, Conversation Italian, Mah-Jong & Scrabble. FORTNIGHTLY Conversation French, Digital Photography, Words Alive MONTHLY GROUPS Armchair Travel, Art Appreciation, Book Club, Computer Club, Craft, Environment, Geology, Movie Group, Music Appreciation, Science, Walking Group, Garden Club Above (left) - U3A Mount Gambier scrabble group members - Nida, Elisabeth & Lorraine. Above (right) - U3A Mount Gambier scrabble group members - Lorna, Freida, Kevin & Dolly.


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Good news delivered for local prostate cancer patients “We applaud these neighbouring health care districts who want to act quickly to reduce the impact of prostate cancer on men, their families and local communities,” Parkin said. “They will be the first in regional South Australia to offer best practice biopsies to public patients and we are excited to play our part in this. My football and education connections in both districts alerted me to the disturbing state of play with prostate cancer, so it’s a great pleasure to be able to muster the Male Baggers into action and work with the local community to save lives.” The 2020 ride, which takes place in October, will travel from Berri to Mount Gambier, to take in much of the two regional areas set to benefit from the TBMs, while both Berri and Mount Gambier will host fundraising launches in March, when the exact 2020 tour itinerary will also be announced. The machines are used for prostate biopsy procedures, and offer an accurate, safer and more comfortable approach to biopsies of the prostate, compared to traditional methods. The Limestone Coast Local Health Network and Mallee Coorong Local

The Limestone Coast is set to be one of two South Australian regions to be the recipients of a Transperineal Biopsy Machines (TBMs) as part of the fight against prostate cancer. Raising the $120,000 that will help fund the two machines, with the second machine allocated to the Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network, is the 2020 project for the Male Bag Foundation – a not for profit charity that started with two novice bike riders in 2011, firstly as an adventure, which soon became a mission to promote men’s health. With many of the men who jumped on board the initial ride across the Nullarbor having been touched by prostate cancer, it was decided that funds raised would be directed to raising community awareness of this male only cancer and associated issues and to provide support for men diagnosed. Riders who take part in the Male Bag Foundation rides all ride an iconic red Honda CT110s - the old postie bike – with the 80kph limit making for safe travel and Carlton premiership coach David Parkin (pictured with riders on a previous ride) is patron of the foundation.

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Health Network will be the first regional South Australian health providers to be able to offer use of a TBM and the Male Bag Foundation hope they will lead to improved survivorship from prostate cancer for people living in both regions. A TBM biopsy day surgery procedure involves negligible discomfort and infection risk and once installed in the two districts, patients will no longer need to endure outdated procedures or travel to Adelaide. It is anticipated

the machines will be commissioned by December this year. Since its inception, the foundation has raised more than one million dollars through sponsorship and donations, which has enabled them to work with rural communities to provide specialist medical equipment for safe, accurate prostate cancer biopsy.

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Unique Seaside Masterpiece 36 Meylin Street, Port MacDonnell This character beauty was originally built in approx. 1870 and utilised as a ‘Sailor’s rest’ Offering 4 great size bedrooms, lounge and formal dining with open fireplaces, open plan kitchen with casual meals, dedicated office, tv room and spacious renovated bathroom. In addition to the original home is a large studio/games room, renovated laundry with 2nd shower and separate toilet. With dual street access to the property, shedding has been well taken care of, with a workshop approx. 9.2m x 7.7m, as well as a 3 bay garage approx. 18m x 7.5m with a clearance of 2.6m

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colour bond roof, detached single car garage with remote roller door with extra area for storage, a man cave or teenagers retreat, roller shu ers on front windows, low maintenance gardens, a private, secure rear court yard and rendered stone fences. Future development opportunity S.T.C.A – Currently tenanted un l December 2019 with a rental return of $250/week

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pantry and the ambiance of slow combus on wood hea ng, the lounge also offering Wood hea ng. Two large bedrooms and a smaller sleepout room, bathroom with shower, bath and vanity & a separate toilet off the laundry, single car garage, a woodshed, rainwater plumbed to the home and plenty of room for flower & vegetable gardens and peaceful areas to enjoy your surroundings. – Although she is a li le red, with some TLC this property will be back to her former glory in no me at all.

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Looking For A First Home Or Investment Property. Well This Could Be Perfect. Brick Home On A Level Allotment With Rear Yard Access. Kitchen Meals, With Modern Appliances And Walk In Pantry. Formal Lounge With Split System Air-conditioning And Access To Large Covered Patio Pergola Area. Timber Flooring And Good Carpets Throughout. 3 Bedrooms 2 With Built In Robes. Double Length Carport With Under Cover Access To The House. Rental Opinion $260.00 Per Week. Open Saturday 10:00 - 10:30am

Create The Perfect Lifestyle With This Great Hobby Farm In The Popular Worrolong Area Minutes From Mt Gambier. Ideal For The Person Looking For That Country Life Or Ideal For The Horse Lover. Beautifully Presented Character Home Positioned Perfectly On This 57 Acre Property. Great Shedding With Large Carport Plus 17m X 6 M Garage, Lovely Grounds, Well Fenced, Rainwater And Bore Water. 3 Living Areas, Quality Fittings Throughout, Inspection Will Impress. Open Saturday 11:00 - 11:30am

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Enjoy Picking Your Colours, Fixtures And Fittings And Save Thousands On Stamp Duty. Just Walk In And Relax In This To Be Built Luxury Home. Located On A Level Elevated Allotment, With Veiws Over Parklands. Designed For Easy Living And Low Maintenance. High Ceilings, Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning And Quality Finishes. Perfect For The Busy Family, Baby Boomer, Or Professional Couple.

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Yes. Perfect Is A Good Way To Describe This Home. Perfect Location, Perfect Condition. This Character Home Has All The Charm Of Yesteryear But The New Owner Need Only Walk I And Enjoy. Two Main Bedrooms One With En-suite Plus 3rd Smaller Bedroom And A Office. Open Kitchen Meals Family Area With Solid Timber Kitchen, Slow Combustion Heating And Split System Air-conditioning. Upgraded Bathroom And Laundry Areas, New Floor Coverings, Double Garage Plus Carport, Large Enclosed Yard Measuring 1050 Sq/M, Rainwater, Great Access To Rear. Inspection Recommended.

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Ideal For The Golfer Or Just The Luxury Of Open Spaces And Views, Then This Property Is For You. The 5th Fairway Of The Prestigious Mt Gambier Golf Club Is At You Rear Door. Open Plan Living.

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7 Helen Street, Mount Gambier (08) 8725 5290 www.completerealestate.net.com

5A Werona Street, Mount Gambier

$206,000-$216,000

5/4 Reginald Street, Mount Gambier

RENTALS

2 Bill James Court, Compton

FAST FACTS

$354,000 FAST FACTS

- Versatile floor plan

- Featuring 2.7 metre ceiling height

- 1.950HA (4.8 acres) approx.

- NBN node 400m from the house

- Gas ducted heating and cooling

- Huge paved undercover pergola

- Double length garage

- Currently tenanted at $390 per week

- Currently leased at $340 per week to March 2020

Kim Cawthorne

Marika Hart

Kim Cawthorne

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7 Helen Street, Mount Gambier (08) 8725 0500 www.herbertcommercial.com.au

Beachport Friendly Grocer, Beachport

2A & B Helen Street, Mount Gambier

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

• Busy supermarket For Sale on Freehold basis. • Beachport is a historic port with successful cray fishing and tourism industry - a popular holiday destination in the Summer. • The property comprises substantial retail shop and store with first floor, two bedroom apartment and additional storage facilities. • Under current ownership for approximately 20 years. Business trading figures available showing increasing turnover and profitability.

• An outstanding commercial investment/owner-occupier opportunity • Land area of approx. 543m2 • Building area of approx. 292m2 (NLA) • 3 Office spaces, one currently tenanted at $26,000 + GST + Outgoings • Central location with prominent street frontage • Rear car parking available

$695,000 + GST + SAV APPROX. $75,000

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Matt Kain RLA 226179


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Property Sales & Home Staging A: 32 Bay Road Mount Gambier P: 08 8723 3416 www.key2sale.com.au RLA 282 450

Gail Richards SALES M: 0409 268 199

Al Lamond SALES M: 0418 849 266

Carolyn Gazzard Sara O'Connor Jess Starling CLIENT SERVICES SALES SALES M: 0438 708 281 M: 0419 360 001 P: 08 8723 3416

Tegan Pink ADMINISTRATION P: 08 8723 3416

Leonie Carrison PERSONAL ASSISTANT P: 08 8723 3416

18 Robinson Street, Mount Gambier

12-14 Helpmann Avenue, Mount Gambier Open

WEDNESDAY 6.00-6.30

NEW > LUXURIOUS TOWNHOUSE ON ROBINSON

NEW > THE ULTIMATE IN FAMILY LUXURY

Key2Sale Real Estate has pleasure in listing for sale this brand new courtyard home, offering modern first class finishes and situated in a blue chip location. This stylish & low maintenance property, offers five star features including vinyl plank flooring in the living areas, gas hot water and electric cooking.

Architecturally designed and set on a 1961m2 allotment with an emphasis on space, privacy and natural light, the home is perfectly placed to capture beautiful sunsets and views of Centenary Tower. The home has been completely renovated to meet today’s modern standards. Featuring a stunning gourmet kitchen with Caesar stone bench tops, dishwasher, plumbed refrigerator plus built in wine fridge, loads of storage & WI pantry and an informal dining / lounge area. 4 bedrooms with the main offering a large walk in robe and ensuite. For work or study a dedicated office is located adjacent to the front door allowing the flexibility and space to work from home. Downstairs is the added surprise of a fantastic rumpus room with bathroom facilities - an ideal games room, home gym, music room, teenage retreat or granny flat. A balcony overlooks the double block with beautifully terraced, easy care gardens, tennis court and pool. The landscaping has been perfectly created to provide a private oasis. A double car garage and double length carport provide plenty of undercover off street parking. Bonus features include formal lounge with raked ceilings, fully automated pop up sprinkler system, security system, rainwater plumbed to the home with switch over to mains and freshly painted living areas! Once you inspect this one - well your property search - it will be game, set and match!

The home is currently under construction and features open plan living with ducted reverse cycle air conditioning, spacious kitchen with island bench, dishwasher and pantry, leading to a lovely North facing alfresco area. The master bedroom contains walk-in robe & ensuite while the two other bedrooms (both with BIR’s), are situated close to the main bathroom which contains both shower and bath. A remote single car garage UMR offers internal access and there is off street parking available. Ideal for first home buyers, as an investment property, or for those wanting to downsize, while still maintaining a high quality home. Start your morning with a stroll around the Blue Lake and with Lennons on Lake Terrace at the end of the street, your shopping needs are conveniently catered for. 2D photo for illustration purposes only

$639,000-$649,000 Contact Gail Richards 0409 268 199 or Al Lamond 0418 849 266 5 3 ELDRIDGE DR, WORROLONG

$495,000

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$349,000 Contact Al Lamond 0418 849 266 or Sara O’Connor 0438 708 281

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NEW 52 ELIZABETH ST, MT GAMBIER

Due to the Australian Day long

$249,000-$259,000

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NEW 5 BOND ST, MT GAMBIER

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weekend, we do not have any scheduled Open Inspections for

Open

Saturday & Sunday.

FRIDAY 5.15-5.45

If you would like to organise a private

- Private family sanctuary with loads of space and style for a large family on the city fringe - Three living areas including open plan living kitchen/dining/family, lounge or 5th bedroom and kid's playroom or large home office - Ducted reverse cycle heating & cooling and s/c wood fire - Large outdoor entertaining area with huge paved courtyard - Detached 11 x 7.5m (approx) garage with concrete floor, power, 3 x roller doors (2 with remote entry) perfect for boat, caravan or extra vehicles

Contact Gail Richards 0409 268 199

NEW 31 PARKWAY AVE, MT GAMBIER

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contact Sara O'Connor on 0438 708 281 or Jess Starling on 0419 360 001.

- Offering four large bedrooms all with built-in robes - Master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in robe - Central bathroom with separate powder area, shower and bath, separate toilet - Formal lounge room & separate office complete with built-in cupboards and shelving - Open plan kitchen, dining, family area with a feature built-in television nook Contact Sara O'Connor 0438 708 281 4 2 4

$229,000

NEW 83 WIRELESS RD WEST, MT GAMBIER

$279,000

- Tastefully & thoughtfully renovated throughout - 5 bedrooms, main with WIR & ensuite and others with BIR’s - Downstairs with fully renovated kitchen, living area with s/c wood heater, laundry & powder room - Upstairs with large second living/rumpus room with balcony, main bathroom with separate toilet - Fully enclosed backyard with double bay shed & 2 garden sheds - Within 1km of hospital & TAFE SA/UNI SA, and close proximity of primary & secondary schooling

Contact Gail 0409 268 199 or Al 0418 849 266 5

NEW PRICE 9 ALLISON ST, MT GAMBIER

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$395,000-$415,000

- Inviting 3 BR timber framed home with magnificent views - Modern open plan living featuring large kitchen with electric cooking - Extras include rainwater tank, split system a/c & s/c wood fire - Detached s/car garage with drive through access to the rear yard - Large elevated allotment with secure fencing - Perfect for the family needing plenty of room for kids & pets

- Outstanding character home set on 3851m2 allotment in a fantastic location adjacent Mount Gambier Hospital - Character and period features oozing from every angle - Timeless features including high ceilings, leadlight entry, verandah, timber mantles & ceiling roses - Offering rooms of huge proportions the property features 5 bedrooms, main with WIR, formal lounge / dining

Contact Al Lamond 0418 849 266

Contact Gail Richards 0409 268 199

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- Beautifully presented and immaculately presented stone home located just a short walk to the main street and CBD - Polished floor boards, freshly painted inside and out & new window treatments - Brand new kitchen / meals with electric cooking, dishwasher and feature mantle - Two light and airy bedrooms plus sunroom / third bedroom Contact Gail Richards 0409 268 199

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$399,000-$438,000

8 TREVORROW ST, MT GAMBIER

inspection of a property, please

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NEW 20 EMERALD DR, MT GAMBIER $399,000-$419,000

- The master suite is complete with a large his/hers robe and ensuite with DBL shower and DBL vanity - Open plan kitchen/dining/family featuring split system air conditioning and floating timber flooring - Kitchen with s/s appliances, gas cook top & electric oven, dishwasher, large pantry and ice maker fridge - Alfresco dining with built-in barbecue and fridge make this a fantastic entertaining area Contact Sara O'Connor 0438 708 281 4 2 4

NEW PRICE 1 & 2/18 LEE CRT, MT GAMBIER $339,000-$359,000each

- Two fantastic 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, two living area, double garage , executive units, positioned in close proximity to Market Place Shopping Centre, TAFE & Mount Gambier Hospital - Perfect investment properties or low maintenance lifestyle propositions - Unit 1 – Currently operating as an Air BnB offered fully furnished with excellent figures - Unit 2 – Currently owner occupied with lots of quality extras Contact Gail 0409 268 199 or Al 0418 849 266 3 2 2

- Solid and spacious family home located in the lakes precinct - Four large bedrooms, all with built in robes - Large light filled lounge room with gas log fire & kitchen/dining room with electric cooking and r/c air conditioning - Renovated bathroom in modern tones with second toilet - Double garage under main roof with remote entry - Positioned within close proximity to Reidy Park Primary School & Tenison Woods College Contact Gail Richards 0409 268 199 4 1 2

NEW 11 GEMSTONE CRT, MT GAMBIER

$449,000-$469,000

- Situated on a beautiful leafy 1,215m2 allotment with loads of space - Master bedroom with walk in robe plus ensuite with his & hers vanities - Three living areas comprising of a formal lounge, open plan family zone plus rumpus or theatre room - Sophisticated kitchen with stone benchtops, s/s appliances and WI pantry Contact Gail Richards 0409 268 199

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NEW PRICE 5 BURTON ST, MT GAMBIER

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$229,000

- Inviting stone home offering polished floor boards & ready to move in to straight away - The home contains two living areas providing plenty of space for the family - The renovated kitchen with dishwasher, gas cooktop & electric oven as well as pantry and inbuilt wine rack will delight the budding chefs - Gas heating in both living rooms adds to the homely ambiance exuding from this home Contact Sara O'Connor 0438 708 281 3 1 3


Property Sales & Home Staging A: 32 Bay Road Mount Gambier P: 08 8723 3416 www.key2sale.com.au

Gail Richards SALES M: 0409 268 199

RLA 282 450

6 Hakea Street, Mount Gambier

- The perfect fusion of Hamptons meets luxe federation, providing a practical floor plan with an emphasis on space, entertaining and breathtaking views - All the features of a character home, including hardwood floors, mantles & feature lead light mixed with modern necessities - Three stunning living areas spilling out to an undercover alfresco area and paved courtyard - Eye-catching character façade highlighted by the equally impressive English inspired formal gardens Contact Gail Richards 0409 268 199

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NEW PRICE 124 SPRINGS RD, PT MACDONNELL

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$299,000

Leonie Carrison PERSONAL ASSISTANT P: 08 8723 3416

If you are looking for a great little investment to add to your rental portfolio then this is the property for you. Situated on a Community Title in a well presented complex this neat & tidy unit offers a lovely open plan kitchen/meals with reverse cycle air conditioning, electric cooking, breakfast bar, carpeted lounge with gas heating, two bedrooms with built in robes, bathroom with separate shower, bath & toilet, undercover entertaining area and remote garage under main roof with internal access. Low maintenance court yard. Perfect for investors or downsizers who want to buy now and move into at the end of the lease. Currently tenanted at $225 per week until August 2020.

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$750,000-$775,000

Tegan Pink ADMINISTRATION P: 08 8723 3416

NEW > ADD TO YOUR INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO

It won’t take long after stepping inside to see the spectacular potential this solid brick home has to offer for both buyers looking to renovate or simply move in and make it your home. Located in a quiet street on the western side of town, this home offers ample space for living and entertaining including an open plan living and dining area complete with s/c wood heating and r/c air-conditioning. Moving through the galley style kitchen with electric cooking & dishwasher, you make your way into the extremely spacious second living room / study, giving you an abundance of options to utilise this space. The star of this home is the transformed theatre room that has been designed to make you feel like you’re in the cinema but with the comforts of home. The home is complete with three bedrooms, including master with WIR and BIR’s in the others, plus bathroom with a shower over the spa bath and separate toilet & laundry. When you make your way downstairs, you find the lower level family/ games room with a second toilet & storage room which conveniently opens out into the enclosed & undercover patio area, ideal for entertaining.

NEW PRICE 35 ELDRIDGE DR, WORROLONG

Carolyn Gazzard Sara O'Connor Jess Starling CLIENT SERVICES SALES SALES M: 0438 708 281 M: 0419 360 001 P: 08 8723 3416

7/28 Queens Avenue, Mount Gambier

NEW > STUNNING OPPORTUNITY FOR A LARGE FAMILY HOME

$295,000 Contact Al Lamond 0418 849 266

Al Lamond SALES M: 0418 849 266

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NEW 86 WHITE AVE, COMPTON

$185,000 Contact Gail Richards 0409 268 199 or Al Lamond 0418 849 266

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NEW 9 STABLEFORD COURT, WORROLONG

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NEW PRICE 161 WHITE RD, MIL-LEL

$495,000

- Appealing solid brick & tile home on the edge of the city - Spacious lounge with polished floorboards - Open plan kitchen/dining area with elect cooking - Extras include s/c wood fire & new window furnishings - Secure private rear yard with low maintenance gardens - Single car garage with power, concrete & internal access - Located on the city limits walking distance to Tenison Woods College

- Expressions of Interest close on Friday 7th of February 2020 by 12 noon (If Not Sold Prior) - Set on a generous 4075m2 lot with private mature gardens - Offering a magnificent Federation Style family home - Architectural designed masterpiece built in 2001 - Award winning ornamental gardens which are private and very well established

- Solidly constructed two storey home offering picturesque views of the surrounding countryside - DOWNSTAIRS offers a well appointed timber kitchen with s/s appliances with gas cooktop, electric oven, pantry and dishwasher - Living areas downstairs include lounge room, games room, study and kitchen/meals area as well as double car garage with r/c roller doors and internal access

Contact Al Lamond 0418 849 266

Contact Al 0418 849 266 or Sara 0438 708 281 5

Contact Sara O'Connor 0438 708 281

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NEW PRICE 103 MEYLIN ST, PT MACDONNELL

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7 EIGHT MILE CREEK RD, PT MACDONNELL

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24 GALPINS RD, EIGHT MILE CREEK

- Well presented 3BR stone home on approx. 1500m2 allotment close to the beach - Renovated kitchen/dining & bathroom - Huge array of shedding including carport, double stone garage with 3 phase power & workshop plus high clearance caravan shed. - R/c air conditioning, equipped bore, & solar system - Subject to boundary adjustment approval

- Just one street back from the foreshore is this four bedroom, two bathroom home - Boasting stunning ocean views, natural light and sunshine and large windows framing the bay scenery to perfection - Double 9m x 9m car garage UMR with workshop - Flexible design allowing potential for dual occupancy – the perfect property to Air BnB (STCA)

- 3 BR Air B&B with great figures & shedding - Situated on a large 3762m2 allotment in the crayfish capital Pt MacDonnell - Offering great figures and the potential for more income - Large shedding at the rear of the property, offering great storage - Extras include all furniture with B&B chattels, equipped bore and mains waterYour B&B dream starts here!

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Contact Gail Richards 0409 268 199

Contact Gail Richards 0409 268 199

Contact Al 0418 849 266 or Sara 0438 708 281 3

Contact Sara 0438 708 281 or Al 0418 849 266 5

48 GLYNN DR, NENE VALLEY

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$525,000-$545,000

- Architecturally designed coastal residence, offering the best in seaside luxury with ocean views and excellent shedding - Offering four large bedrooms, including upstairs Master suite with spacious retreat, walk in robe, and luxurious ensuite - Huge open plan living space, incorporating kitchen with walk in pantry, stainless steel gas oven, plus an additional lounge area - The very best in beachside living awaits you... Contact Gail 0409 268 199 or Al 0418 849 266 4 2 3

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54 CARPENTER ROCKS RD, CARPENTER ROCKS

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$265,000

14 MARK ST, NELSON

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$439,000

- Exceptionally large seaside home boasting huge living areas and loads of shedding • 4 bedrooms with BIRs plus kitchen/meals with electric cooking. • Large lounge plus huge games room with bar and s/c wood heating • Undercover outdoor entertaining area • Loads of shedding including single stone garage with workshop • Offers invited

- “The Deck” is a beautiful timber clad home offering picturesque uninterrupted views over the Glenelg River - Currently run as a popular holiday accommodation, the property is being offered on a walk in walk out basis - Offering 3 bedrooms, bathroom, laundry, large light filled living area with wood heating plus kitchen/dining area - Colorbond garage, under house storage, rain and bore water

Contact Gail 0409 268 199 or Al 0418 849 266 4

Contact Gail 0409 268 199 or Al 0418 849 266 3

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$399,000

7.95 acre lifestyle property located within 20 minutes from Mount Gambier Solid stone home offering 5 bedrooms all with BIR's Updated kitchen with new freestanding cooker, dishwasher & WI pantry Vast array of shedding for the caravan, boat & vehicles 2 dams ready for yabbies or freshwater fish Located 2 minutes from Brown Bay with an ocean view

NELSON COTTAGE, NELSON

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$599,500

- Nelson Cottage is an iconic property offering B&B accommodation and the opportunity to live and work from home. - Providing a total of 6 guest bedrooms the property can accommodate up to 15 people. - The owners’ residence includes reception area, two bedrooms, ensuite bathroom, wood heated lounge, large Blackwood kitchen. - Huge dining room with potential for extra income including high teas, café, conferences or boutique restaurant Contact Gail 0409 268 199 or Al 0418 849 266 8 3 2


Suite 2/14 Helen Street, Mount Gambier SA 5290

www.gebhardts.com.au Ph 08 8725 5766 20 Patricia Court

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54 Carpenter Rocks Road, Carpenter Rocks

$429,000-$449,000

Elegant architectural design – boasting eco- friendly features throughout. Light filled and loaded with quality. This brand new OPEN home stands out in a SAT crowd. Inspection will 9.30-10.00 not disappoint.

17 Meylin Street, Port MacDonnell

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$265,000

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5/48 Crouch Street North

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2 Toilets $199,900

Trendy townhouse lifestyle. Low maintenance living in a quality group. Located just minutes from popular schools OPEN & city centre. Rare three bedroom unit SAT with 2 toilets at this 11.00-11.30

23 Cobblestone Court

NEW

27 Umpherston Street

NEW

4 Maple Court

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$439,500

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9 Tanglewood Crescent

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$239,500

Offering an affordable family home in a popular location. Updated kitchen with stainless appliances and trendy bathroom. Close OPEN proximity to schools, SAT parklands and shops. Be 10.15-10.45 quick for this one!

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106 Sea Parade, Port MacDonnell

$335,000

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3 Heaver Drive

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Modern and spacious with shedding to envy. Located in the heart of Yahl – four bedrooms, two bathrooms, large kitchen/ meals/family, spacious OPEN formal lounge, huge 16m x 8m colorbond SAT shed. Offering endless 10.00-10.30 opportunities!

An affordable seaside home awaits. Deceivingly spacious throughout Bore and rainwater - great shedding. OPEN Listen to the ocean, swim, fish and dive in SAT beautiful Bucks Bay. 9.30-10.00

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Two streets back from the beach is this immaculate seaside retreat, fantastic floor-plan which lends itself to very easily becoming a three or OPEN four bedroom home SAT – great shedding and 10.45-11.15 room for the boat!

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Located amongst quality homes in a well established area. Offering 4 large bedrooms, master with direct access OPEN to spacious 2way bathroom, functional SAT kitchen overlooking 11.00-11.30

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Expressions of interest by 12 noon 28th February 2020 at office of Agent This superb seafront property will appeal to the fussiest of buyers, new floor coverings and window OPEN furnishings throughout – the ideal getaway or permanent SAT residence – Summer is looking 11.30-12.00 very good!

256 Collins Drive

1 Betula Road

24 Victoria Terrace

SOLD 4

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$359,500

This superb family home is situated in a quiet & sought after cul-de-sac location. Beautifully maintained inside OPEN and out this home will SAT impress the fussiest of 11.45-12.15 buyers.

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42 Brolga Street

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$229,000

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12 Callahan Place

$316,500

Nestled on a superb elevated corner allotment to take advantage of the stunning views is this very appealing ranch style family home, located in the popular Birdsville area – Be Quick!

RENTALS UNITS\HOUSES

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You won’t but better – A spacious and solid constructed home ripe for renovation. Fantastic location & generous yard size. Walk to schools & shops. It won’t last long!

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$215,500

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For the practical buyer or investor this one is sure to appeal! Featuring 3 bedrooms, updated kitchen/meals area, spacious formal lounge, low maintenance grounds. Previous rental return of $260 per week.

7/28 Queens Avenue

$529,000

The ultimate entertainer – A quality home & BIG on space. Boasting three generous living areas, gourmet kitchen, huge outdoor entertaining & low maintenance self cleaning pool. Perfectly located for elevated sweeping views. Vendor would consider Trade In.

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16/54 Jubilee Highway West

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Avail 28/2/20 $160 per week

1/31 Wyatt Street

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Avail 17/1/20 $215 per week

8/48 Crouch Street North

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Avail 24/1/20 $225 per week

46 Commercial Street West

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Avail now $240 per week

27 Heath Street

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Avail now $240 per week

8 Bryne Street

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Avail 3/2/20 $250 per week

12 Robinson Street

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Avail 14/2/20 $285 per week

51 Ferrers Street

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Avail now $310 per week

2 Lake Terrace West

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Avail 4/2/20 $330 per week

4 Somerset Close

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Avail 31/1/20 $340 per week

45 Sassanowsky Rd, Suttontown

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Avail now $600 per week

Located in Mount Gambier’s premier residential subdivision Springview Estate, large 2,073m2 allotment, fully fenced with colorbond fencing, power, water & town sewer all connected.

23 Agnes Street

$185,000

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A desirable community title unit in a quality complex. Appealing neutral decore, covered outdoor area and garage UMR. Currently leased until August 2020 @ $225 p/week. Secure investment.

Gebhardts Property Management

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$99,500

a|378m2 approx.

A rare find – Torrens title inner city allotment. Perfect investment allotment or to build your courtyard home. Short walk to Vansittart Park, hotels and restaurants.

$160 pw

•Two bedrooms both with built in robes •Kitchen/lounge/ dining with electric cooking •Paved separate rear yard •Single detached carport and car parking space •Close to CBD •No pets **INSPECTION SUBJECT TO APPLICATION APPROVAL**

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Subdivision Starting from $83,500 Great flat serviced allotments in popular coastal township – swim, surf and fish at your doorstep! New stage now available. Enquire now!

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2 Lake Terrace West

Avail 17/1/20 3

$325,000

From the moment you see it you will want to call this 1910 Beauty yours! Situated on a 801m2 (approx) corner allotment an easy stroll to the CBD, Vansittart Park and all the City has to offer!

Apply online www.tenantoptions.com.au rentals@gebhardts.com.au Ph 8724 8088

1/31 Wyatt Street

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Seafarers Way, Port MacDonnell

Suite 2/14 Helen Street, Mount Gambier www.gebhardts.com.au

16/54 Jubilee Highway West

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$149,000

a|2,073m2 approx.

$215 pw

•Two bedrooms, both with built in robes •Lounge with Reverse Cycle Air Con & BI Shelves •Kitchen/dine with electric cooking •Bathroom with bath •Single garage under main roof •Separate laundry •No Pets •Enclosed rear courtyard/BBQ area with large garden shed •Lawn mowing included **INSPECTION SUBJECT TO APPLICATION APPROVAL**

Avail 31/1/20 3

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$330 pw

•2 bedrooms, both with built-in robes • Open kitchen/dining/family area with dishwasher and induction cooktop • R/C air conditioner • Great outlook from rear deck and living area • Across the road from the Lakes precinct • No pets **INSPECTION SUBJECT TO APPLICATION APPROVAL**


Suite 2/14 Helen Street, Mount Gambier SA 5290 Paul Chuck SALES 0409 541 113

Ben Jeffrey SALES 0417 810 246

Jo Campbell SALES 0409 240 223

www.gebhardts.com.au RLA 1903 Ph 08 8725 5766

Sharyn Ferguson PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 8725 5766

Malcolm Lewis SALES 0411 899 693

Contact our office today to view our current properties or find us on Facebook NEW

3 Huntingdale Court

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$389,500

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$265,000

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Your home awaits with this excellent package. Great Northerly aspect close to local shopping centre and schools. Chance to add your own touch or simply move in and enjoy.

Haviland Court, Port MacDonnell

$99,000

a|814m2 approx.

This light filled contemporary home has everything for the family who love to entertain, boasting a very functional floor plan. Within easy walking distance to St Martins Lutheran College & MacDonald Park Primary School. A must to inspect.

90 North Terrace

NEW

25 John Powell Street

Located on the western fringe of the city, measuring 814m2 (approx). All services available. Surrounded by quality established homes – be quick!

2 Frances Street, Tarpeena

NEW

$35,000

a|1903m2

Flat 1903 m2 allotment, handy two street frontage. Services available – positioned in a quiet street. Priced to sell!

2 Palamountain Street

17 Bookey Street, Port MacDonnell

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$447,500

A converted Church Hall which will simply take your breath away! Character & modern luxury seamlessly blend together, this property will suit the most discerning buyer. A short stroll to the beach front – A rare opportunity to own such a special property.

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34 Ferrers Street

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$395,000

Executive style lake side living in the highly desirable lakes location, 3 bedrooms, ultra modern kitchen/ meals/family, generous garaging & workshop area. Immaculately presented, offering executive living to the highest of standards.

SEC 517 Jones Road, Port MacDonnell

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$299,500

8 acres (approx) of paradise awaits the buyer looking for the perfect Seaside location to build their Coastal dream home or weekend retreat, 2 bay colourbond high clearance shed (21m x10m x 4m high) with concrete floor and power connected, 5000 gallon Rainwater tank, two dams stocking fish and yabbies’ fantastic home site, only minutes from the ocean.

Exquisitely nestled on approx 2840m2 in one of the most highly regarded addresses in the City, is this stylish character laden Villa. From the wrought iron lace bound Verandah, to the exceptional car accommodation, this is a home of distinction.

27 Derwent Court

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Acreage/Shedding

To be Auctioned on the property Friday 21st February 2020 @ 1.00pm (Unless sold beforehand)

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1A Naylor Place

5 Peters Street

304 Wehl Street North

SOLD $140,000

HAVILAND COURT

Lifestyle allotments within the Port MacDonnell township. Ranging between 1ha – 2ha. Services include power and Telstra. 12ft gate entrance with post and wire fencing. Fully bitumised road throughout. Allotments oh so close to the beach. Phone Gebhardts for further information.

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$399,000

The absolute dream for the family who love to entertain, the all weather entertaining area and inground swimming pool will impress, highly sought after location.

1,2&3/37 Bertha Street

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$298,000

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Deceptively spacious home ready for the largest family. Lovingly maintained in fantastic, quiet, elevated location. Loaded with ‘WOW’ – this home is a must see!

$245,000 each

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4 Somerset Close

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$187,500

A good offering for 1st home buyer/ investor offering large living area, upgraded bathroom, covered entertaining and fantastic car accommodation. Ready to inspect and impress!

Gebhardts Property Management

1/2 James Street

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$245,000

Great for the growing family, cul de sac location, detached family room/ extra accommodation for the extended family, phone for your inspection.

29 Compton Street, Port MacDonnell

1 Chauvel Street

Excellent opportunity for the buyer looking to downsize or a fantastic investment. Each unit has two large bedrooms both with B.I.R’s, fresh & modern open plan kitchen/meals/ family area plus room for an extra vehicle. Sought after location.

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$229,000

Located in the heart of Port MacDonnell just one street from the beach front, this flexible floor plan offers unlimited possibilities. Add your finishing touches & live your coastal dream.

Suite 2/14 Helen Street, Mount Gambier www.gebhardts.com.au

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$459,500

2700m2 approx. Ultra appealing home set on over 2,700m2 allotment. 5 bedrooms plus study. Multiple upstairs family zones plus downstairs theatre room and 2 bedrooms. Detached 3 bay garage, 3 phase power plus separate retreat and bathroom.

4/69 Bay Road

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$170,000

In the prized Bay Road precinct between the fabulous array of shops, cafes and restaurants and the famous Blue Lake is this fantastic unit – an ideal property to nest in or invest in.

Apply online www.tenantoptions.com.au rentals@gebhardts.com.au Ph 8724 8088

78B Sea Parade, Port MacDonnell

2/2 James Street

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COMMERCIAL 1/2 James Street 2/2 James Street 23-25 Commercial Street West

Avail 31/1/20 3

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$340 pw

•3 bedrooms all with built-in robes •Main with ensuite •Kitchen with dishwasher •Large lounge/dining •Family room with s/c heater •Bathroom with spa •Double carport •Quiet cul-de-sac •No pets

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•Ideal for retail or office space* Great incentives on offer from lessor •Approximately 185.52 m2 •Reception area •Office •Staff Room •Fantastic location •$1500.00 pcm first year + GST & outgoings, all offers considered

•Ideal for retail or office space •Great incentives on offer from lessor •Approximately 98.16 m2 •Two double access doors •Great window space •Fantastic location •$1250.00 pcm first year + GST & outgoings, all offers considered

•Prominent seafront location overlooking boat ramp and car park •Modern and well fitted store •Large floor area, flexible layout •Opportunity for a diverse range of business •Longterm lease available •177 sqm floor area •POA

78B Sea Parade, Port MacDonnell 94 Commercial Street East 7 Ramsey Avenue 2/12 Bodey Circuit

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Bianca Taylor Sales Manager 0407 613 346

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(08) 8725 8037 | www.limestonere.com.au | 178 Commercial Street East, Mount Gambier 5 POWER STREET, MOUNT GAMBIER

14 LAIRD STREET, MOUNT GAMBIER

13 WOODCREST CLOSE, MOUNT GAMBIER

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$159,000

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9 Eat-in kitchen with gas cooking & dishwasher 9 Roller shutters on all windows 9 Vendors prepared to lease back

REDUCED

Expressions of Interest by 4pm 23rd January 2020 (unless sold prior)

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$349,000

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WELCOME TO ‘LALOMA’

1014m2 allotment with residence now totalling 9 220m2 of solid modern living Original cottage offers high ceilings, restored 9 timber flooring, and boasts 4 bedrooms

Master bedroom with walk-in-robe and modern 9 ensuite with under floor heating plan living/dining with wood fire, polished 9 Open concrete floor and large stacker doors opening onto undercover deck

Bianca Taylor | 0407 613 346

Graeme Cleves | 0419 806 410 8 BETULA ROAD, MOUNT GAMBIER

53 ACACIA STREET, MOUNT GAMBIER

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THE SIZE IS THE SURPRISE

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filled solid brick and tile home on 700m 9 Light corner block 9 Light and bright large lounge area with new carpet 9 Ducted zoned gas central heating 2

Toni Gilmore | 0402 356 905

$245,000

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SOLID HOME WITH MOUNTAIN VIEWS

9 Kitchen/casual meals area with timber floors 9 L-shaped lounge with LED downlights 9 Large, enclosed rear yard Bianca Taylor | 0407 613 346

20 DAVISON STREET, MOUNT GAMBIER

$115,000

AFFORDABLE LIVING

leased until March 2020 at $200 per 9 Currently week sunroom at rear offering second 9 Enclosed living or 4th bedroom Graeme Cleves | 0419 806 410 437 COMMERCIAL STREET WEST, MOUNT GAMBIER

$209,000

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FIRST HOME BUYERS or INVESTORS

lounge/dining with slow combustion 9 L-shaped heating 9 Brick garage with workshop 9 Great location, close to schools and parks

Mr & Mrs J CBD Location Walking distance to Main Street House or Town house

Up to $250,000

Mr & Mrs Mc Within walking distance to CBD 3 bedrooms 1-2 bathrooms

Up to $350,000

Ms K 4 bedroom family home Nice back yard for the kids

Up to $250,000

Mr & Mrs B Lakes location 2 bathrooms required Private Yard with great entertaining

Up to $650,000

Mrs S 3 bedroom home 2 bathrooms Close to schools

Up to $260,000

Contact Graeme Cleves | 0419 806 410

18 NEWTON ROAD, PELICAN POINT

BUSINESS

HUGE FLAT BLOCK - HUGE POTENTIAL

9 4,162m2 allotment zoned country living 9 Town water, electricity & phone at boundary 9 Superb position to build your new home (STCC)

Bianca Taylor | 0407 613 346

PRICELESS VIEWS

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near new home situated on the 9 Modern, water front plan living area with stunning coastal 9 Open views

$179,000

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RIPPER SHEDDING & WORKSHOP

plan kitchen/meals area with timber 9 Open floors 9 Good size back yard with rear yard access Graeme Cleves | 0419 806 410

$105,000

Contact Bianca Taylor | 0407 613 346

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74 STURT STREET, MOUNT GAMBIER

Red-Hot Buyers - Ready to purchase

Mr & Mrs M Up to $550,000 CBD Location with or room for shedding 3 bedrooms 1-2 bathroom Happy to do minimal renovations

$365,000-$375,000

9 Beautiful blackwood timber kitchen 9 Formal lounge & ducted gas heating 9 Outdoor entertaining complete with bar & pool

11 HOWARD STREET, MOUNT GAMBIER

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$169,000

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Graeme Cleves | 0419 806 410

Unconditional Buyers - Ready to purchase

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REDUCED

BUYERS WANTED

3 MILLER STREET, MOUNT GAMBIER

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Graeme Cleves | 0419 806 410

REDUCED

$259,000 - $269,000

4.5

A SPACE TO LIVE, RELAX & REVIVE

CHEAP AS CHIPS

9 Timber floors throughout 9 Open fire place plus RC AC leased at $170 per week with 9 Currently long term tenant Graeme Cleves | 0419 806 410

STORAGE SHEDS 12 Margaret Street, Mount Gambier Shed 15 3m x 3m

$33 per week

Shed 6 3m x 5m

$44 per week

Shed 8 3m x 5m

$44 per week

$139,000

SPLISHIN’ & SPLASHIN’

9 Walk in, walk out laundry in fasting growing area of 9 Only Conroe Heights Well-equipped appliances with 2 new 9 washing machines

Graeme Cleves | 0419 806 410

Graeme Cleves | 0419 806 410

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Rotary lends a helping hand to farmers Two members of the Rotary Club of Mt Gambier West, with the assistance of other local farmers, have banded together and sent 34 round bales of hay to fire affected properties at Keilira, west of Padthaway. The Keilira area was damaged by fire a couple of weeks ago, leaving the thousands of sheep that did manage to survive the inferno struggling for food sources, with most available grass and baled hay destroyed. Club members Chris Klaassens and David Muller headed up the hay drive, with Karl Gladigau and Hancock Contracting assisting with use of their equipment for baling and loading the hay. The Rotary Club of Mt Gambier West is now working on several other similar projects to assist fire damaged and drought affected communities. PHOTOS COURTESY OF FRANK MONGER.

Above – (back row from left) - Martin Northcott (Northcott Contracting), Peter Doman, Matthew Dixon (Rotary Club of Mt Gambier West president) & Brian Shanahan. (Front row from left - Noel Doman, David Muller, Chris Klaassens, Geoff Muller & Bradleigh Klaassens.

Visitors given a brush to help with mural Artist Rory Carter (pictured right) visited The Riddoch Gallery last week to add to his amazing muralHe even asked visitors to join in which was an amazing experience for visitors of all ages. Rory’s exhibition ends on January 27 and features sketches inspired by daily events, over-sized abstract paintings, sculptures made from wax and copper etchings.

Former top cop to visit region Southern Grampians Shire Council is pleased to announce Christine Nixon APM, as the Australia Day Ambassador for the official 2020 Southern Grampians Shire Australia Day Celebrations on January 26. As the former Commissioner of Victoria Police, Christine (pictured) was accountable for 14,000 staff, more than 500 stations and an annual budget of $1.7 billion during her time in the role. Her legacy in the position was a decrease in Victoria’s crime rate, a proactive response against corruption among senior police officials and a cultural overhaul of the organisation that saw the attrition rate decline from 7% per annum to less than 3%. Following the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires, Christine oversaw the largest recovery and rebuilding operation Victoria had ever undertaken. Under her leadership, the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority worked with communities, businesses, charities, local councils and other governmental departments to help people and communities recover and rebuild. Christine is a fellow of the

Australian Institute of Police Management, the Australian Institute of Management and the Institute of Public Administration Australia. Christine is a member of Monash University Council and chair of Good Shepherd Microfinance and Monash College. Southern Grampians Shire Council Mayor Chris Sharples said council was honoured to have Christine as the Shire’s Australia Day ambassadorthis year. “Christine has dedicated her career to serving our Victorian community, playing a pivotal role in assisting people during times of emergency and when communities most need support,” CR Sharples said. “Christine will be without doubt, an inspiring ambassador with a wealth of experience to share. “I look forward to having her join us for our Australia Day celebrations and hearing her share her story with us all.” The Australia Day Ambassador program sends high achieving Australians to more than 300 community celebrations nationwide every Australia Day. Hamilton’s Australia Day

celebrations will take place at the Botanic Gardens from 10.30am and will include flag raising, musical performances by local artists, citizenship ceremony, presentation of the Australia Day awards and a free BBQ by the Hamilton Lions Club. The Greater Hamilton community will host a number of Australia Day events across the region on Australia Day. Visit www.sthgrampians.vic.gov. au for more information and details on other Australia Day celebrations taking place across the shire. lifestyle1.net | 23


Colourful project ready for selfies Ground breaking exhibition comes to town

Community members are invited to try on a new pair of wings and fly as part of a new unique art project at the Glenelg Libraries. A set of colourful wings are now on display in the front foyer of the Portland Library. The wings are a collaborative art piece and are made up of hundreds of individual illustrated feathers designed by local residents. Library and information services manager Yvette Parker thanked all those who participated in the project. “We are overwhelmed by the response of the community who got involved in this project,” she said.”Participants of all ages took the time to over the past month to decorate their own unique feather, which is now on display for everyone to see.

“The designs of the feathers are just fantastic; every individual piece plays an important part of the overall artwork. “The project reinforces just what we can achieve collectively as a community. “We’re encouraging library users to take a moment out of their visit to stop and appreciate the wings and the creativity of those who participated. “Better yet, take a photo and share your wings with the hashtag #glenelglibraries.” Above – Zahlee Currie poses with the colourful wings, the latest art display at the Glenelg Libraries.

The Riddoch Art Gallery is currently hosting The Ambassador, a touring exhibition by Melbourne-based artist of Chinese-Singaporean descent Eugenia Lim. The exhibition opened on Friday and moves through three bodies of Lim’s work involving photography, video, installation and performance in search of the Australian identity. “In this three part project, Lim transforms herself into the Ambassador, a Mao-like persona who inhabits the space between truth and fantasy,” City of Mount Gambier arts and culture development officer Serena Wong said. Throughout each of her works, the Ambassador takes on new roles in uncovering the AustralianAsian narrative, drilling down into racial politics, the social costs

of manufacturing and the role of architecture in shaping society. “Ultimately I hope that in some way, my work will help my audience encounter other people – no matter how ‘foreign’ in terms of gender, sexuality, race, religion or politics – as fellow human beings and citizens of the world,” Eugenia said. Part one of the exhibition is titled ‘Yellow Peril’, a 17 minute featurette set in Ballarat’s Soverign Hill amongst a cast of modern day visitors and historical characters. “Eugenia’s lone Ambassador silently wanders through the site from dawn to dusk,”Ms Wong said. The video draws careful attention to the experiences of migrants and the social costs of seeking fortune in a faraway land.” Part two, ‘The People’s Currency’

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(2017), transforms the gallery into a ‘special economic zone’ where the Ambassador stands over her factory manufacturing counterfeit money and ceramic imitation electronic consumer goods. “The collision of mass-production, menial work and counterfeit currency become strategies to evaluate the impacts of global capitalism,” Ms Wong said. Audiences were treated to a live performance of ‘The People’s Currency’ at the exhibition opening. ‘The Australian Ugliness’ (2018) is part three of the series and surveys the role of architecture in marking a society and shaping national identity. Lim’s multi-channel video work sees the Ambassador lead a tour of iconic public and private spaces in Australian cities, inserting an Asian, female identity on screen. “Throughout her journey, the Ambassador interrogates the tensions between globalism and localism, natural and the cultural in what some commentators describe as the ‘Asian’ century’,” Ms Wong said. “Eugenia Lim is an important Asian-Australian voice in the visual arts landscape. “Her artworks are thought provoking, stimulating and accessible. “The Ambassador provides an opportunity to facilitate crosscultural awareness and dialogue, and conversations around our collective community identity.” The Ambassador is a 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and Museums & Galleries of NSW touring exhibition and will be on display at The Riddoch and Main Corner Complex until February 23. Entry is free.


Tempt the tastebuds Layered Caesar Salad

300g sourdough bread, cut into 2.5cm pieces 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 10 bacon rashers, rind removed 3 baby cos lettuce, coarsely

chopped, small leaves reserved 6 hard-boiled eggs, halved lengthways 1 barbecue chicken, meat shredded 3 avocados, coarsely chopped 350ml bottle creamy caesar salad dressing 75g (1 cup) shaved parmesan

Method Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan forced. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Place bread pieces on 1 prepared tray. Drizzle over oil, garlic and thyme. Toss to coat. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden and crisp. Meanwhile, place the bacon in a single layer on the remaining prepared tray. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden and crisp. Coarsely chop. Place the chopped lettuce in the base of a large glass serving bowl. Arrange the egg halves around edge of bowl. Place the chicken over the lettuce layer. Add the bacon and avocado and drizzle over the dressing. Top the salad with the croutons, parmesan, any leftover egg and reserved lettuce leaves to serve.

Popular road upgrade underway Road repair and widening works on two narrow sections of the DunkeldCavendish Road will start this week following an announcement from Acting Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jacinta Allan last week. The $4.5 million upgrade will ensure the road is safer and equipped to handle rising levels of traffic travelling in either direction. Currently, there are sections of the road where vehicles are unable to pass each other while remaining on the sealed surface. The upgrade will ensure these sections have a full lane in each direction, as well as sealed shoulders to further boost safety for the communities and industries that travel this road every day. Works, which will see 7.5km of narrow road widened and repaired, egan Monday and, weather permitting, are expected to be completed by mid-April this year. Southern Grampians Shire Council Mayor Cr Chris Sharples said the announcement was a fantastic result for those who regularly use the road and testament to the community support and council advocacy directed towards the upgrade. “Many members of our community have actively pursued Regional Roads Victoria (RRV) in regards to this upgrade and it has been high on the agenda of councilors and council officers when advocating for improvements to our local roads,” Cr Sharples said.

Beyond Blue ambassador headlines annual golf day

Former AFL star Nathan Thompson was a trailblazer on and off the football field, becoming one of the first high profile sportspeople to go public about depression. Now the Beyond Blue ambassador will share his story and practice his golf swing as special guest at Portland District Health’s annual golf fundraiser on Friday, March 13. The annual golf event, fundraising dinner and charity auction will help

to raise funds for four new baby bassinets at a cost of $6000 each. This is the eighth golf event and organisers hope to build on the $147,000 raised over the past seven years. Mr Thompson (pictured) played 119 games at Hawthorn and 60 with North Melbourne and went public about his depression in 2004, before his move to the Kangaroos. He was vice captain at Hawthorn

when he was diagnosed with clinical depression. His road to recovery included a focus on taking control of his own health while encouraging others to look after their mental health and eradicate the stigma associated with depression. After speaking publicly about his experience, Mr Thompson became a Beyond Blue ambassador and worked widely as a media commentator. Organiser and PDH community engagement and fundraising coordinator, Carolyn Malseed, said PDH was again hoping for strong community support from sponsors and golfers. “Nathan has an interesting story to tell that will resonate with many people while reaffirming PDH’s focus on people looking after their mental health as well as their physical health,” she said. Sponsorship packages, golf teams and table bookings are now available. All donations are tax deductible. For further information about the event, becoming a sponsor or to donate auction items please contact Ms Malseed on (03)5522 1182, camalseed.pdh@swarh.vic.gov.au. Bookings for golf and dinner are through Portland Golf Club on (03)5523 2523. lifestyle1.net | 25

“The Dunkeld-Cavendish Road is an important arterial for many members of our community and this upgrade will greatly improve safety and allow for a much more enjoyable journey through the Karrabeal area. “We would like to acknowledge the support of Regional Roads Victoria and Minister for Roads and Member for Western Victoria, the Hon. Jaala Pulford for their commitment to this

project and look forward to seeing works underway very shortly. “We also congratulate members of the Southern Grampians Shire who have contributed to this multi-million dollar upgrade through their active campaigning and thank them for their patience in achieving what is an excellent result for all.”


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Truck Show windfall for ac.care

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Long established transport business, operating for over 15 years. Located in Mount Gambier servicing Casterton, Coleraine & Hamilton Trading Monday to Friday, returning daily Solid business with excellent reputation offering an extensive customer base The sale price includes: 2015 Isuzu FSR600 10 pallet tautliner Fantastic family business

$150,000 all including

Funds raised through the Mount Gambier Family Truck Show continue to benefit Limestone Coast organisations, including broad social welfare agency ac.care. The Lions Club of Mount Gambier made a $1200 donation this month from proceeds of a stall at the event. This builds on $4500 previously donated to ac.care by the 2019 Mount Gambier Family Truck Show committee. “This event has grown into not only a fantastic family day out in Mount Gambier, but a significant fundraiser for our organisation and others,” ac.care marketing and communications manager Jason Wallace said. “Funds were used for our distribution of Christmas gifts and hampers to families that otherwise may not have been able to afford gifts or something special for the table on Christmas Day. “The event also helps sustain our vital emergency accommodation unit in Mount Gambier, which is sadly sometimes the only place available for individuals or families that may otherwise have nowhere else to stay while they work through a crisis.” Mr Wallace said ac.care was thankful for the support of the truck show committee, other organisations involved in the event and the broader community for continuing to support the agency’s work. “Community support increases our

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Summer fun in the sun

The Inflatable will operate at the Millicent Swimming Lake over the Australia Day Long Weekend, on Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, from 1-4pm, if the forecast temperature is 20 degrees or higher. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW • All users will need to pass a swim test and receive a wrist band before use • Suitable for ages 5 and up including adults • Users must follow Lifeguard directions at all times or they will not be permitted on the Inflatable. • Not suitable for people with a history of back or neck problems, epilepsy, heart complaints, panic

attacks or are pregnant, unwell or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. • No sharp objects on inflatable, eg. keys, glasses, jewellery, hair clips, buckles. • No pushing in line • No bodily contact with other patrons • No running, diving, flips or bombing • Enter the water feet first • Exit to the side of the pool when you fall from the inflatable. • Do not swim under the Inflatable This is the second to last weekend, the Inflatable will operate at Millicent Swimming Lake with the weekend of Saturyda, February 22 and Sunday, February 23, the final hit out for this summer season.

impact in working with country people to ensure they have a safe home, enough money to live on and strong, positive relationships,” he said. “Together we can make a difference.” The organisation welcomes donations at any time via the simple online portal at www.givenow.com.au/ accareruralpeople to support its work

in the Limestone Coast and across eastern regional South Australia. Above - ac.care marketing and communications manager Jason Wallace accepts the Lions Club donation from treasurer Allen Woodham.

Australia Day festivities return to Cave Garden Mount Gambier will again celebrate Australia Day and the associated Awards Ceremony with the now traditional breakfast event on Sunday, January 26. The 2020 event is returning to its original home at the Cave Garden, Watson Terrace from 7.30am. City of Mount Gambier Mayor Lynette Martin OAM is encouraging everyone to come along, enjoy the morning and recognise the 2020 award winners. “Please join us as we recognise the noteworthy contribution of members of our community who will be presented with Australia Day Awards,” she said. Breakfast will be available for purchase with a selection of bacon, eggs, sausages, toast, fresh fruit, tea, coffee and juice generously prepared by the Lakes Rotary Club of Mount Gambier with assistance from a number of sponsors. Adult breakfast is $10 and children just $5 with all proceeds being donated to a number of worthy causes. In the interests of sustainability, attendees are encouraged to bring their own reusable cups, plates and knives and forks to enter the draw to win a prize. The entertainment kicks off at lifestyle1.net | 28

7.30am with performances from Cheap Sunnies, North Gambier Primary School and Phoenix Music Studio. Official proceedings will begin at 9.15am with the flag raising and awards ceremony. The City of Mount Gambier will recognise the extraordinary efforts of community members awarded under categories Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and the Community Event of the Year. Attendees are encouraged to get into the spirit by dressing in Australian

theme for the chance to win a best dressed prize at the event. “I look forward to seeing a strong crowd of people at the Cave Garden to join in the celebrations, bring the whole family and make a morning of it to celebrate this momentous day on the calendar,” Mayor Martin said. Above - 2019 Australia Day honours recipients with official party of Member for Barker Tony Pasin, City of Mount Gambier Mayor Lynette Martin OAM & Member for Mount Gambier Troy Bell.


Art prize now calling for entries

It might be almost four months away but for artists looking to enter the 2020 John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize are now off and running planning and creating their entries for the $12,000 prize purse. The long running art competition is the traditional opening of the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival with the unveiling of the 2020 exhibition and announcement of winners, not just of the main prize but the Local Art Prize as well, which is donated by locally based artist and long time supporter of the festival and the prestigious art prize. The Local Art Prize has a $1000 prize attached and to be eligible for the Local Art Prize you must reside permanently in the Limestone Coast. The $12,000 main prize is an increase for the 2020 festival thanks to the

continued generous support from The Balnaves Foundation. The previous few years it was a $10,000 prize purse. The Balnaves Foundation is a private philanthropic organisation established in 2006 by Neil Balnaves AO to provide support to charitable enterprises across Australia. Dispersing more than $2.5 million annually, the foundation supports eligible organisations that aim to create a better Australia through education, medicine and the arts with a focus on young people, the disadvantaged and Indigenous communities. Entries, which cost $25, close on Friday, May 8 and the artwork must be sent to the Penola High School from 4pm on that day. Works entered into the John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize need to be based on one of the poems by

Page Turners

the great poet, who was born in Penola and is widely considered one of the most original and important lyric poets in Australian history. Three collections of his works were published and are available online and need to form the basis of the entered art, which must be any medium in 2D. Penny Dowie won the 2019 John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize with her entry Spirit of Spring, which was based on the poem To A Divinity. Above (left) - Rod Bax’s 1999 entry. Above (centre) - 2016 winning entry by Lucindale artist Hamish McDonald. Above (right) - 2019 winning entry by Penny Dowie.

OUT & ABOUT 36°South Coonawarra Vignerons Cup

Aussie comedian Merrick Watts gets his hand on the cup

Fashions in the Marquee winners - best dressed female Rebecca Higgins; best dressed male Simon White & best millinery Jane Lewis

36°South Coonawarra Vignerons Cup winning connections. The Richard Wilson trained Mista Holyfield took out the 2020 cup. The winning jockey was Lachlan Neindorf.

STRONG - ELSA PATAKY Actress and top model Elsa Pataky is well known for her passion for exercise and wellbeing. Now for the first time, Elsa reveals her approach to building strength - of body and mind - as a strong mind, body and diet form Elsa’s key building blocks to achieving ultimate health and vitality. In Strong, Elsa shares simple ways to overcome mind-traps and other challenges; tips on managing cravings and sore muscles; her favourite high-intensity exercise circuits that can be done in the comfort of your own home with minimal equipment; straightforward and sensible nutrition advice to support your fitness program and fuel your body; and delicious, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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Port Fairy to host Australia Day celebration Residents and visitors to Moyne are invited to celebrate what’s great about living in Australia, as Council hosts its annual Australia Day celebrations in Port Fairy this year. The event is being held at Fiddlers Green, Port Fairy this Sunday and includes a community breakfast hosted by the Port Fairy Belfast Lions Club, a citizenship ceremony, presentation of the shire’s Australia Day Awards and an address by Australia Day Ambassador Michael Steel. Moyne Shire Mayor, Cr Daniel Meade, said this year’s celebrations would focus on celebrating what is great about living in Australia, while recognising the hardships many across the country are currently facing. “Taking part in this community celebration allows us to reflect on how lucky we are to live in a country as great as Australia, and a shire as great as Moyne,� Cr Meade said. “It will be a chance for us to come together as a community and acknowledge and pay respects to those many Australians who have been affected by the bushfire crisis. I am also looking forward to meeting the recipients of our Australia Day Awards. Awarded across three categories; Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year, the Awards recognise local people making a significant contribution to our local community. We will also welcome 20 new Australian citizens at the Moyne Shire Australia Day celebrations. Coming from all corners of the globe, the 15 adults and five children come from the United Kingdom, the Phillipines, South Africa, Germany and Canada, but have chosen to make the great Moyne Shire their home.� The Moyne Shire Australia Day celebrations will kick off with the community breakfast at 8am, followed by the official program commencing at 9.30am. A variety of activities will be held following the official celebrations as part of the final day of the month-long Moyneyana Festival.


LOCAL Nationall call up for Georgia SPORT Georgia Hood’s impressive 2020 Australian National Softball Championships has been rewarded with selection in a 32 player squad set to compete in the Australian Pacific Cup from January 30 to February 2. The squad has been divided into two teams to compete at the Blacktown International Sportspark and while there is still a long way to go, this is the next step in the selection proves for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. And regardless of whether Georgia eventually books a plane ticket, she is still currently ranked in the top 32 players in the country, with the squad then being reduced to 23 to head to the United States for eight weeks competing in the National Pro Fastpitch. After returning from the national championships, where South Australia, which also included her sister Amber as a key player and mother Tanya as an assistant coach, finished an agonising runner up after a drama filled title decider against softball powerhouse New South Wales, Georgia did allow herself some recovery time last week but she is now back in training.

“I am focussing on skills training at the moment, doing some pitching and plenty of batting,” Georgia said. Given the sort turnaround before the Australia Pacific Cup and the Summer Slam that follows that event, Georgia has reduced her focus on weights and cardio training. “I did the Body Battle at Active8 last year to mix things up from my usual weights and cardio program and that has given me a really good base,” she said. “After a few days away from softball, the focus has to be keeping those skills up.” Georgia had some of the best batting statistics at the championships and given what was on the line, the fact she was able to produce her best hits when her team needed it most, in so many situations, she proved she is a player for pressure situations, She is also versatile. With State teams able to use import pitchers for the national championship – something South Australia took advantage of with Jailyn Ford – Georgia took first base duties, taking to the role she has never played at a major championship before, seamlessly. But the smart money suggest it will be Georgia’s batting that looks set to elevate her to

potential future national duties. The 23 player squad headed to Minnesota in May will be called the Aussie Peppers and it will be a key warm up for the Tokyo Games. The Summer Slam, which is being played straight after the Australia Pacific Cup, is softball’s answer to Big Bash cricket and Georgia, who competed at the event in 2019, will be part of the Lightning franchise again. Georgia was also able to give an insight into the national champions decider where a power blackout saw play delayed for two hours with the scores locked a 1-1 at the top of the seventh. “After about half an hour we did our usual stretching warm down and then when they did decide we would continue once the power came back on, we were given another half hour warm up,” she said. “It certainly wasn’t ideal and it was definitely weird but it was the same for both teams.” The match was forced into extra innings with New South Wales eventually scoring the tiebreaking run. SA could at least claim a rare win over the eventual title winners, with a 6-2 win in the round robin stage.

Tigers terrific turnaround In a six day period Tigers turned around a 10 run mercy loss to a 10 run mercy win against third placed Federal, who were left to rue an error ridden performance and difficulty getting a handle on the game from the mound. At the top of the first, Federals starting pitcher Kane McMillan threw consecutive walks to Jesse Foster, Brayden Morton (pictured right) and Tyler Horrigan to load the bases. The first two were batted in by Ben Marcus while Horrigan and Marcus were batted in by Kane Harrison in his return to the senior line-up. Federal fought back in the even dig with both Alex Reppin and Wade Chant hitting safely. Reppin scored on Tom Rundle’s sacrifice fly to left field and Chant crossed home on Gavin Smith’s single to centre field. In the top of the fourth, with two out Morton walked, Horrigan hit into an error at shortstop which scored Morton and Marcus’ flyball was dropped by the catcher. Both he and Horrigan added to the score on Garth Ransom’s double to left field. Tigers added more runs in the top of the fifth. Ash Dumigan picked a base on ball, Riley Rolph singled to right field and Jesse Foster arrived at first base on a fielder’s

choice. Dumigan scored on a wild throw from the pitcher from a hit by Horrigan, Marcus’ hit into an error by short stop saw Rolph score, Foster touched home plate on Garth Ransom’s hit to an infield out and finally Horrigan scored on Karl Ransom’s hit into an error by the Federal third baseman giving Tigers an 11 run to two lead. Federal managed to pull one back in the bottom of the sixth when Reppin doubled to right field and scored on a wild throw from the catcher. The mercy rule was applied in the eighth after Brandon Telford walked and Rolph was safe at first after a wild throw. Telford added to the score when he arrived at the plate due to a wild throw from first-base and Rolph added Tigers 13th run when he was batted in by Morton - a 20 run turnaround from last week. Tigers had six safe hits, 12 walks, nine RBI, six Ks, left 11 runners on base and made one error. Federal had six safe hits, no walks, two RBI, 11 Ks, left three runners on base and made seven errors. Central consolidated top spot on the ladder by easily defeating South Indians. The Indians were first on the board when they scored the opening run of the game. Jesse Balshaw was hit by a pitched ball and rounded home on Bruce Morale’s single to centre field. In the even inning, Kyall McClean doubled to left field and was batted in by Dylan Chuck’s hit into an error at second-base . He ultimately scored on an error, hit by Dylan Gull, by the same fielder. The bottom of the third saw Brock Keding (pictured left) hit safely to left field and was batted in by Gull’s two base shot to left field. Gull crossed the plate when Mark Kilpatrick’s hit forced another error at second base. South doubled their score in the top of the fifth after Damien O’Dine hit into an error at short stop and was batted in by Jesse Balshaw. Central added a further run in the bottom of that inning. Dylan Chuck doubled into left field and was batted in when Gull’s hit, also to left field, fell safely. In the bottom of the sixth, lead off batter Alex Ridding banged a two bagger to left field and eventually crossed home

on a wild pitch giving the Magpies a six run to two lead. Central powered away in the bottom of the eighth scoring four more runs. Kilpatrick’s hit to third base resulted in error at first base from the throw across the diamond and he crossed home on Alex Ridding’s second consecutive two base hit. He scored on Ethan Chuck’s single to left field. McClean picked a base on ball, Chuck crossed the home plate on Nathan Meinck’s safe hit to right-field and McClean was batted in by Gull’s third safe hit of the game. Central had 12 safe-hits, one base on ball, seven RBI, two Ks, left nine runners on base and made two errors. South had three safe hits, no base on ball, four

hit batters, two RBI, four Ks, left six runners on base and made five errors. RESULTS Division 1 Tigers 13 (Brayden Morton 2, Ben Marcus, Garth Ransom, Kane Harrison, Riley Rolph) d Federal 3 (Alex Reppin 2, Darcy Pink, Wade Chant, Gavin Smith, Levi Gale); Central 10 (Dylan Gull 3, Ethan Chuck, Alex Ridding, Brock Keding 2, Kyall McClean, Nathan Meinck, Dylan Chuck) d South Indians 2 (Jesse Balshaw, Bruce Morale, Travis Lockwood) Division 2 Federal 6 (Yuki Akita 2, Alex Pearsson, Josh Wilsmore, Hamish Thompson) d Tigers 4 (Tom Wing, Matt Thompson 2, Toby Burner, Riley Flamank) Division 3 Tigers 10 (Darcy Perry, David White, Phil Clark, Marcus Thompson, Aaron Griffith, Dave Pitkin) d Naracoorte 5 (Leah Pimlott, Ashley Cross, Billy Blacker, Ashley Fox); Central 15 (Tim VonStanke, Dean Cutting, Steve Kuhl 3, Herb Meinck, Chris Tzioutziouklaris, Josh Chuck 2, Tom Aston, Michael Deveraux, Laurie Cozzi) d Central Magpies 9 Under 15 South Indians 19 (Deegan Habner, Dylan Lewis, Jet Lewis 2, Deklin Joyce, Tom Foote, Brandon Horrigan) d Tigers 6 (Jarvi Mee); Central 11 (Hudson Keding, Justin Tzioutziouklaris 2, Rhys Earle) d Federal 7 (Jack Telford 2, Tristan Miller, Fionn Graney, Owen Wheatley) Under 13 Gold Central Magpies 5 (Brodie Berkefeld, Daniel Ferguson, Cooper Smith 2, Orlando Vause, Troy Horbury, Ben Braithwaite) d South Indians 4 (Jett Lewis); Central 13 (Curtis Page 4, Cooper Smith, Axel VonStanke 3, Sam Ruwoldt, Lauchie Brierley 2, Xavier Charman, Tyrone Siebert, Jobe Harten) d Federal 9 (Owen Wheatley, Alexander Lynch, Connor McDonald, Jarrad Carey 2, Justin Gale) Under 13 Blue Federal 7 (Fynn Wheatley 3, Memphis Pearce 2, Eli DeBruek) d Tigers 5 (Titan Dumigan 2, Jack Humphries, Amelia Ireland)


LOCAL Barrett bashes a double ton SPORT RESULTS

On the back of David Somerfield’s stunning 165 last weekend, former team mate Dewain Barrett, who has played recent seasons for Gambier Centrals in the Crouch Shield competition, has eclipsed his Barber Shield winning team mates record breaking innings to hit a double century, only being dismissed in the final over of his team’s innings. Barrett hit 13 sixes and 22 fours on his way to 204, headlining two century-plus partnerships with team mates along the way. It was an impressive knock in what has already been a season where he has plundered runs at will. He hit his first century in round two against North Gambier when he compiled 121 with his other innings being 37, 6, 36, 63 and 31, so it would seem the engravers could get started on the batting trophy for Crouch Shield this season. The round eight action in Barber Shield also saw a welcome return to form for the association’s two Outback representatives, recently returned from a lean Australian Country Cricket Championships – Dion Stratford, who captained the SA team, hit an unbeaten 104 as he led his team to victory over Mil Lel. Stratford faced 76 balls, batting for 100 minutes and hitting 11 fours and clearing the boundary on six occasions. North Gambier’s Jake Schutz also found himself back amongst the runs after a tough country championships with a solid 85, only losing his wicket in the chase for quick runs at the close of the innings. His 85 included seven fours and came off 109 balls. His innings also helped his side to victory with the target of 194 for victory already challenging enough before Elliott Fisher did some serious damage with the ball, taking 4/4 and not allowing West to get anywhere near the target. David Vine batted well last weekend but was relegated to mainly spectator status as he watched Somerfield send the ball to all parts of the ground. This weekend it was his time to shine, falling an agonising three runs short of triple figures after he clubbed 14 fours and two sixes. Much like Schutz his innings ended in the pursuit of late runs but South’s 185 was not enough, with Penola sneaking over the line with one over two spare and two wickets in hand.

TWENTY 20 Penola v East Gambier Penola 1st innings 9/85 (L. Gibbs 22; J. Mullan, J. Ferguson-Lane 10; K. Thomson 3/11; A. Hentschke 2/16) East Gambier 1st innings 1/87 (D. Stratford 31no.; M. Hastings 28; K. Thomson 19; J. Ferguson-Lane 1/22) East Gambier won by eight wickets in the 14th over. South Gambier v Mil Lel South Gambier 1st innings 7/163 (R. Drenthen 57; A. Somerfield 28; J. Dunn 16no.; J. Thompson 15; C. Bachmann 3/4; D. Williamson 2/28) Mil Lel 1st innings 5/125 (no batting details available; C. Jorgenson 2/18) South Gambier won by 38 runs. North Gambier v West Gambier North Gambier 1st innings 8/113 (J. Schutz 27; N. McInerney 25; K. Badman 20; A. Thatcher 16; S. Willis 3/14; N. Easterbrook 2/11) West Gambier 1st innings 6/115 (D. Barrett 36; N. Easterbrook 23; R. Crute 22; J. DeJong 19; N. McInerney 3/24) West Gambier won by two runs in the 19th over. BARBER SHIELD Mil Lel v East Gambier Mil Lel 1st innings 141 (C. Megaw 35; T. Carpenter 23; B. Thiel 18no.; D. Williamson 16; E. Marks 4/41; J. Allcock 14; A. Dumigan 2/19; B. Clark 2/15) East Gambier 1st innings 3/219 (D. Stratford 104no.; E. Marks 52no.; M. Hastings 26; D. Whitehorn 19; C. Megaw 2/36) East Gambier won by 78 runs. West Gambier v North Gambier North Gambier 1st innings 6/183 (J. Schutz 85; K. Ashby 25; J. Hollitt 22no.; K. Badman 15no. R. Crute 2/20; J. Cornolo 2/34; T. Schrader 2/27) West Gambier 1st innings 94 (C. Prior 21; S. Dycer 12; E. Fisher 4/4; T. Young 2/37; N. McInerney 2/26) North Gambier won by 89 runs. South Gambier v Penola South Gambier 1st innings 185 (D. Vine 97; D. Somerfield 31; J. Dunn 16; C. Evans 2/28) Penola 1st innings 8/189 (J. Mullan 52; M. Waters 39n.;M. Smith 39; C. Evans 14; L. Jones 13no.; J. Dunn 3/43 Penola won by four runs. CROUCH SHIELD North Gambier v Yahl Yahl 1st innings 9/140 (H. Case 59; B. Talbot 25; D. Pick 21; N. Brown 13; M. Robinson 4/6; N. Copping 2/13) North Gambier 1st innings 94 (M. Saunders 36;

A. Barry 20; L. Hocking 12; Z. Walker 2/11; A. Thomson 2/11; H. Case 2/10; N. Waters 2/24) Yahl won by 46 runs. Gambier Central v Kongorong Gambier Central 1st innings 4/286 (D. Barrett 204; J. Tickle 30; no bowling details available) Kongorong 1st innings 179 (No batting details available; H. Sanders 3/26; T. Dinnison 3/29; D. Barrett 2/38) Gambier Central won by 107 runs. COX BROS. SHIELD Yahl v Glencoe Glencoe 1st innings 6/269 (M. McGrath 68; D. Dowdell 64; C. Hill 61no.; M. McIntyre 28; no bowling figures available) Yahl 1st innings 8/149 (No batting details available; J. Agars 2/26; M. Haase 2/20) Glencoe won by 120 runs. North Gambier v East Gambier North Gambier 1st innings 74 (D. Carraill 19; H. Fisher 13; S. Fisher 10; no bowling details available) East Gambier 1st innings 295 (No batting details available; T. Loosz 4/76; S. Fisher 3/47) East Gambier won by 21 runs. O’DONOGHUE SHIELD East Gambier v North Gambier East Gambier 1st innings 8/61 (B. Braithwaite 15no.; N. Gazzard 15; I. Mulraney 3/0) North Gambier 1st innings 7/139 (S. O’Donnell 40ret.; I. Mulraney 30no.; J. Stafford 25; H. Fisher 16; N. Gazzard 4/13) North Gambier won by 78 runs. South Gambier v West Gambier South Gambier 1st innings 74 (J. Slamon 15no.; M. Harrold 11; K. Wrightson 3/2; A. Hill 2/13) West Gambier 1st innings 5/104 (H. Case 42ret.; A. Hill 33ret.; J. Slamon 2/11) West Gambier won by 30 runs. HALL TROPHY Mil Lel v West Gambier West Gambier 1st innings 4/108 (J. Prior 28ret.; M. Cornolo 23ret.) Mil Lel 1st innings 7/92 (A. Virtanen 21ret.; T. Grigg 14; N. Virtanen 13ret.) West Gambier won by 16 runs. Millicent v East/North Gambier Millicent 1st innings 3/74 (No batting details available) East/North Gambier 1st innings 7/77 (L. Richards 14no.; R. Pandey 11; K. McCracken 10ret.; R. Lawrence 10; no bowling details available) East/North Gambier won by three runs. SIMS SHIELD East Gambier v North Gambier North Gambier 1st innings 5/149 (B. Vause 30;

K. Mulraney 15ret.; O. Vause, J. Box 12) East Gambier 1st innings 4/92 (R. Lawrence 29ret.; E. Carne 14no.) North Gambier won by 57 runs. South Gambier v West Gambier Red West Gambier Red 1st innings 7/59 (B. Noble 21) Souh Gambier 1st innings 5/187 (J. Geary 59no.; C. Page 54ret.; C. Clayfield 28no.; B. Gosden 2/10; N. Fox 2/3) South Gambier won by 128 runs. Kongorong v Mil Lel Green Kongorong 1st innings 46 (No batting details available; R. Grigg 2/1) Mil Lel Green 6/129 (H. Hicks 29ret.; T. Virtanen 15ret.; N. Virtanen 10; no bowling details available) Mil Lel Green won by 83 runs. Gambier Central v Millicent Millicent 1st innings 3/171 (C. Bevan 30ret.; C. Hateley, B. Douglas, C. Gibson 16ret.; C. Gibson 12ret.; M. Hunt 11) Gambier Central 1st innings 6/68 (B. Vorwek 17ret.; O. Howell 2/10; B. Douglas 2/9) Millicent won by 103 runs. Above - Gambier Centrals Crouch Shield player Dewain Barrett added to his season tally of runs, that already sat at 294, with a double century at the weekend.

Honourary membership for US racing legends Borderline Speedway has awarded celebrated American flag-wavers/starters Doug and Justin Clark honorary club membership for the duration of the pair’s stay in Australia over the January 2228 period they will visit. The father and son team are the most famous flag wavers (starters) in the world of dirt track racing as Doug (pictured right) has been waving at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Iowa since 1984. He finally retired from his role at Knoxville at the end of 2019 where son Justin (pictured far right) will now take over the role that his father made famous. To celebrate the end of an era and the conclusion of Doug’s incredible career friends have banded together to bring him to Australia for the first time so that Aussie fans can also applaud this remarkable man. Clark, son Justin and his partner Stephanie plus twenty-three other Americans will visit the

President’s Cup at Avalon, The Kings Challenge at Mount Gambier and all three nights of The Warrnambool Classic at Premier Speedway. As a gesture of southern hospitality the Borderline Speedway Club has awarded Doug and Justin honorary memberships. Doug and Justin will be exhibition flag wavers for selected races during their stay at the three venues.

The difference from their role at Knoxville and other venues that they flag in the USA is that the flag waver is actually also ‘the starter’ whereas the flag waver in Australia is relaying the starters orders from the chief steward. “We know the flagman’s role is pretty different down there in Australia,” said Justin Clark. “But we’re honoured to be coming down there and showing Dad another way of life. We’re excited to

see the racing in Australia, the countryside and to meet the fans. We can’t wait. We’d like to thank the Borderline Speedway for their kindness in offering us membership too.” Known as “Flag 1” and “Flag 2” the two Clarks will be driven around the South East in two tour buses along with their travelling group. Tourism attractions on the schedule include the Great Ocean Road, Blue Lake and he region’sd sinkholes plus a visit to the Scotts Motorsport headquarters of Brooke Tatnell for a BBQ lunch. Doug Clark will also be a guest speaker at “the Classic Breakfast” and will also be a huge hit at ‘Fan Appreciation’ on the Saturday morning in Warrnambool. PHOTOS & IMAGES COURTESY OF WADE AUNGER More motor sport news on page 36.


LOCAL Premiership player takes top job at South SPORT An A Grade premiership player and highly credentialled coach, with a resume that includes a raft of elite level coaching appointments and working alongside some of the best coaches going around, it is no wonder South Gambier appointed Belinda Scanlon to the top job for the 2020 season. Scanlon (pictured) returned to the club in 2019, taking on a coaching coordinator role and setting up some mentoring programs that will only develop more in 2020. “I had just moved back to the area and basically everyone I knew at the club was no longer around so I just wanted to ease into it,” Scanlon said. “But working with the junior and senior players at training sessions and on match days, I realised I still had a passion to coach my own team.” And so the multi-talented coach and administrator has signed on not only for the A Grade coaching role but has also joined the executive committee as vice president and will continue in her mentoring role as coaching coordinator.

It was as a 15 year old that Scanlon was part of the club’s one and only A Grade netball title – 1995 – and even as a teenager that passion for coaching was there with Scanlon coaching a 13 & Under team during her initial stint at Blue Lake Sports Park. Study took her away from Mount Gambier as she underwent a sports management degree, eventually relocating to Darwin as part of the

Northern Territory Institute of Sport in the netball program, working with Netball NT, and that was a role she relished for at least a decade. She was an assistant coach at the institute and worked closely with the Australian Netball League team before moving to Canberra and a role at the Australian Sports Commission, which is where her administrative skills, which includes strategic planning and program development as specialities. Netball coaching was still a focus, Scanlon cocoaching the State League Under 19 team that played off in the title decider. She has been home once, for a brief period, during her time away honing her skills, and that was to help set up the South East Regional Academy alongside Tracie Duldig. “I’ve been pretty lucky,” Scanlon said. “I have taken part in a Netball Australia Mentoring Program, been able to work with the national team, going to trainings as well as access to the head coach and other high performance staff. You can’t help but learn and improve.” Stacey West, current Netball Australia Head of Performance & Pathways and the first Northern Territory player to make an Australian

squad, has been one of the biggest influences on Scanlon’s coaching career, as was Bronwyn Bock, a former South African skipper with 51 tests under her belt, with whom Scanlon worked closely during her time in Darwin. “I have just had two fantastic mentors in those two ladies,” Scanlon said. Finally, though, the heartstrings were pulling her home, where the majority of her family still live and that decision has been very much South Gambier’s gain and Scanlon works to develop and improve the club both on and off the court. “I have felt so welcome here even though it is a whole new generation of players,” Scanlon said. For most of Scanlon’s coaching career she has dealt with elite athletes and had teams boasting that perfect blend of youth and experience so she knows taking charge of what will again be a very young line-up will require her to dig deep into her coaching bag of tricks. “I am looking forward to moulding and shaping this team and I don’t see it as a challenge, I am just excited by the opportunity.” Pre-season is well underway on Tuesday and Thursday nights at the courts from 5.30pm and any new players are mor than welcome to attend.

Swimmers make a splash at country championships Blue Lake Y Swim Club had a small but very successful team compete at 2020 SA Country Championships in Murray Bridge earlier this month. Eleven swimmers competed in multiple events with all swimmers medalling. Three swimmers, Hayley and Aleisha Pearson, and Thomas Bignell, collected overall medals in five events between them, which was a huge achievement as the open competition was very tough this year. Swimmers featured in many finals and this contributed to Blue Lake Y finishing 10th overall in an event which included visiting teams from interstate). Overall medal winners Thomas Bignell: 50 breast 2nd, 100 breast 3rd. Hayley Pearson: 50 fly 3rd, 100 fly 3rd. Aleisha Pearson: 100 back 3rd. Individual medal winners Thomas Bignell Gold: Open 200 breast, 14-15yo 100 breast, 15yo 50 back, 50 breast. Silver: 14-15yo 400 free, 100 back, 15yo 50 free, 50 fly. Bronze: Open 800 free. Aleisha Pearson Gold: 13yo 50 free, 12-13yo 100 back, 50 back. Hayley Pearson Silver: 16-17yo 50 fly, 100 fly. Bronze: 16-17yo 100 breast, 50 free, 100 free.

Annabelle Solomons Silver: 12yo 50 back. Haydn Lowe Bronze: 12yo 50 back. Nicole Moran Bronze: 16-17yo 50 breast. Relays Women 200 Free Relay: 3rd – Alaska Lipscombe, Nicole Moran, Hayley and Aleisha Pearson. Women 10-14yo 200 Free Relay - 3rd and Women 10-14yo 200 Medley Relay - 2nd: Mia Kleinig, Annabelle Solomons, Mikayla and

Aleisha Pearson Men 12-16yo 200 Free Relay – 3rd: Haydn Lowe, Jack Kleinig, Thomas and Nicholas Bignell. Finalists Mikayla Pearson: 10-11yo: 50 back 4th, 100 back 4th, 50 free 5th, 50 fly 5th. Annabelle Solomons: 12yo: 50 breast 5th, 50 free 8th. Haydn Lowe: 10-11yo 50 free 5th, 50 breast 8th. Aleisha Pearson: 12-13yo 100 free 4th, 13yo 50 fly 5th, 50 breast 6th. Nicole Moran: 16-17yo 50 fly 4th

Mia Kleinig: 50 back 4th, 50 breast 5th Hayley Pearson: 16-17yo 50 breast 6th. Nicholas Bignell: 13yo 50 breast 8th. Above (left) - Overall medal winners - Hayley Pearson, Aleisha Pearson & Thomas Bignell. Above (right) - The Blue Lake Y Swim Club SA Country Championships team.

South East Golf Veterans

Tigers baseball to celebrate premiership heroes

Kingston was the venue for 55 veteran golfers who got a very nice fish and chips lunch whilst doing battle with the course. Best score for the day was Trevor Williams, of Penola, with 39 points, taking out second division from Tony Wilson, 37, and Rob Chalmers, 34. First division was won by Wayne Peters, of Robe, taking out a threeway countback on 36 from Vyv Bennison and Rob Carter. Wayne “Wombat” Peters had a real day out taking the countback, then the Scotch, and pulling out his own name in the raffle draw. All this after carrying Howie all day which the scribe was on hand to attest to this. The sought after Ross Orchard trophy went to Mike McRostie and Adrian Zerk and the ball rundown was for 29 points or better. South East golf veterans now have a break until visiting Robe to try out their new holes on February 3. They are getting good reviews of the now 18 hole course. Hit off is at 9.30am using four tees so please arrive at 9am as a capacity field is expected for this day.

February 21 and 22 loom as a big couple of days for Tigers Baseball Club players, officials and fans, past and present, as the club honours its inaugural premiership team from the 1985/86 season, as well as the subsequent nine division one premiers to lift the trophy. The current day Tigers will be on show on Friday night with a clash against South from 8pm, while the real celebrations will kick off Saturday night with a dinner at the South Aussie Hotel from 6pm. The weekend will then round out on Sunday, February 23 with the 100 Club function from 1-4pm. Full details and RSVP to Michael Summers on 0448 006 979 or michael.summers13@bigpond.com Anyone interested in attending the February 22 dinner should RSVP by Monday, February 17. Right - Tigers players celebrating their victory in the 2018/19 grand final series.


LOCAL Pioneers 2020 season starting to take shape SPORT The Pioneers Basketball Club jumped its biggest hurdle when it gained entry into Australia’s elite second tier competition NBL1 but subsequently there have been plenty more hurdles to navigate and plenty more to come before the April 18 tip off for the men’s and women’s teams. While club president Tom Kosch breathed a heavy sigh of relief, once the Pioneers had gained its one year licence to play in the competition that basically replaced the SEABL competition, where the club had enjoyed so much success in recent seasons, he has barely had time to take a breath since with playing rosters to be finalised, pre-season trial games to facilitate and sponsorship to be chased, keeping Kosch and the rest of the 12 member board on their toes despite the season still being months away. The signings for the men’s program have been steady with captain Tom Daly, veteran Erik Burdon and local star on the rise Brad Rathjen all signing on the dotted line in a show of faith for the club’s return to the big league.

After joining his brother in 2019, Sam Daly is also committed to calling the Icehouse home for another 12 months, while the club was also able to secure the services of some rising talent from Adelaide - Tom Kubank (West Adelaide) and Nik DeSantis (Sturt). Kubank averaged 16.5 points and 6.3 rebounds in his return season with the Bearcats after three years at college in the United States, while DeSantis is a guard who averaged 12.5 points 2.9 rebounds and two assists with the Sabres in 2019, shooting at better than 50 percent from three point territory. More recently, Sydney Kings player Jordan Hunter committed to the club, although his arrival will certainly be delayed with the Kings expected to go deep in the NBL play offs. Hunter is a 23 year old athletic five man, who will provide the Pioneers with an imposing interior presence on both offence and defence, with coach Richard Hill saying the club had not had a player of his size and athleticism during his tenure. The men’s team has another training camp this weekend, with pre-season matches lined up in Portland, against Geelong, the Millicent preseason tournament and matches in Melbourne,

which will also involve the women, on April 4 and 5. So while on court is taking shape, so is off court, with Castec Rural Supplies signing on for a 10th consecutive season as the men’s team naming sponsor last week in a deal that also continues into 2021. “To have the support of Castec Rural Supplies heading into the club’s first year in the NBL1 competition as well as an ongoing commitment for 2021 is outstanding for our Basketball Club” Kosch said. “The Castine family have been outstanding supporters of the local community and our basketball club.” The 2020 season marks the 11th consecutive year that Castec Rural Supplies have supported the club in the capacity of naming rights partner. “Whilst the performance of our men’s program over recent years has been outstanding, the real win is how the brand has grown over this time,” Kosch said. The partnership with Castec Rural Supplies has allowed the Pioneers to be active within the local and wider community as players have made themselves available throughout the Limestone Coast conducting school coaching clinics. “Without the support of Castec Rural

Supplies and our sponsors, the community asset of the Pioneers would not exist,” Kosch said. The club is now ramping up its search for further sponsorship as the season approaches, with the Pioneers again having to assist in financing visiting teams to the Icehouse. On the plus side, through, is the club will have one extra home game in 2020 with 11 matches programmed at the Icehouse for the season. “No doubt being able to maintain competitive teams in this level of competition will be challenging,” Kosch said. “But we genuinely believe this is the competition we need to be a part of.” Given the angst when NBL1 was initially set up and the Pioneers seemed to get lost in the system in the wake of SEABL’s demise, Kosch is pleased to say the lines of communication with the administrators of NBL1 have been open and busy and he cannot fault the processes and what the competition is looking to achieve. This week will see some exciting announcements for the women’s program so check out next week’s Lifestyle1 for an update on the progress of coach Matt Sutton and his team.

Hard working swimmers rewarded at country championships

Earlier this month nine Mount Gambier Swim Club members competed at the 2020 Country Swimming Championships in Murray Bridge. Overall it was four days of great racing, with great team spirit and a number of personal best times set. The hard work put in by our swimmers and coaches in the lead up to the annual event paid off with an overall team score of 158 points. Along with the main competitors the club had a total of four Superfish Swimmers, including Evie Edwards, Vincent Moore, Paige Walters and Indee Stratford, who also filled spots in the relay teams.

With the SA Country Championships done and dusted, the Mount Gambier Swim Club athletes are now in preparation for the Victorian Country Championships to be held in Warrnambool over the Australia Day Long Weekend. RESULTS Individual Results Vaughn Stratford - 36 points Silver Medal - 50m Backstroke Bronze Medal - 200IM Finalist - 12yo 50m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly, 50m Breaststroke, 200m Freestyle (Timed Final)

Elijah Stratford - 32 points Finalist - 13yo 50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly, 100m Backstroke, 200 Freestyle (Timed Final), 200IM (Timed Final) and 400m Free (Timed Final) Lucy Edwards - 26 points Bronze Medal - 12yo Girls 50m Butterfly Finalist - 200IM (Timed Final), 50m Breaststroke, 100m Butterfly and 50m Backstroke. Charles Moore - 20 points Gold Medal - 10/11yo 50m and 100m Butterfly

Cooper Walters - 4 points Finalist - 10/11yo 100m Backstroke Above (left) - The Mount Gambier Swim Club SA Country Championships team. Above (centre) - The Mount Gambier Swim Club medallists - Charles Moore, Lucty EDwards & Vaughn Stratford. Above (right) - The Superfish - Cooper Walters, Evie Edwards, Indee Stratford & Paige Walters

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LOCAL Larson leads fleet of Americanand Aussie sprint stars SPORT American megastar Kyle Larson is regarded as the most versatile motorsport driver in the USA today. Seemingly able to win at will on both asphalt and dirt the Californian racing prodigy headlines a crack line-up of entrants for this Thursday night’s annual “Kings Challenge� at Borderline Speedway. The announcement that Larson would race alongside fellow Californian Carson Macedo for Singleton (NSW) car owner Sean Dyson was somewhat of a shock initially but makes perfect sense when you look beneath the surface.

Larson is the owner of the Kyle Larson Racing Team that employs Carson Macedo to race on the prestigious World of Outlaws Sprintcar Series. “He asked Carson if we might be interested in running a second car for the Classic week,� explains Sean Dyson, “we talked about it and agreed that it was a cool thing to do. Situations like that don’t happen very often so we agreed to put the second car together. It’s pretty exciting.� It’s also pretty exciting for the fans who now get to see a bonafide megastar on the rise race at the President’s Cup in Avalon, The Kings Challenge here in Mount Gambier and the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic in Warrnambool. Larson races NASCAR and is one of the

absolute future series champions on the horizon however it’s his passion for dirt racing and his love of racing Speedcars and Sprintcars whenever he gets the chance that make him a crowd favorite in both the dirt and asphalt world. Larson is by no means the only American in the field however with no less than five Californians, an Oklahoman and a Pennsylvanian ready to pounce on the $10,000 winner’s prize. Carson Macedo has been in scintillating form in Sydney as has Cory Eliason who won on debut at Parramatta on January 4 in the Diamond Bay Motorsport team and finished a strong second to James McFadden in the WSS Lismore round. Youngsters Buddy Kofoid and Kalib Henry both

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