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Headers on the move as harvest kicks off â– HARVEST is in full swing for the Taylor family at South Hummocks, who began reaping last week. Their barque barley was yielding 2.5 tonne per hectare (15 bags), but had high screenings, selling as feed barley. The crop was windrowed the previous weekend, and Kevin (left) and Andrew (right) have had two headers tackling the ďŹ rst paddock of the 4000 hectares they have cropped this year,

while Richard transported the grain. The Taylors this year grew 2000 hectares of barley, 1500 hectares of wheat and 500 hectares of peas. ABB Grain Northern Area business manager Bill Vandepeer said its Bowmans site was the only one yet receiving grain in the area, with the ďŹ rst delivery last Tuesday, October 14. Grain is also being received at Crystal Brook and Port Pirie. Last Friday, Mr Vandepeer said

while only a few hundred tonnes of barley had so far been received, it had high screenings, leading to the decision to open an F3 segregation at Bowmans and an F4 segregation at Bute. While just a few have begun reaping, silos across the district are gearing up for harvest, and backpackers will again help ďŹ ll employment vacancies, an initiative which Mr Vandepeer said had proven very successful last harvest.

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Our hard-working Joe gets a ‘Fair Go’ HE HAS worked hard for his community over ďŹ ve decades, but would be the last to boast of his contribution. Two Wells businessman and councillor Joe Daniele was last week recognised for his achievements

■BY LAUREN PARKER when he was awarded the Pride of Australia ‘Fair Go’ medal. The award is each year given to an Australian permanent resident or citi-

zen born overseas who has enriched Australia through their honesty, hard work and willingness to embrace their new home. Joe said the honour was a surprise. “I don’t do that for being recognised,�

he said. “I do it because I think it needs to be done. “If nobody does anything, well, nothing gets done.� ■Continued Page 2


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‘Pots of cheer’ soothe those passing years


s the sands of time seem to be running ever more quickly through life’s hour glass, one’s thoughts occasionally turn to aged care. This has been heightened by my recent personal experiences concerning my mother, who now resides in an aged care facility south of Adelaide. Those readers who have been down this path will understand it is a difficult time for all concerned. My only experience before this point was sharing a “convivial” with some of the residents of Kapara nursing home at Glenelg. Often the more active residents would drop in to the front bar of the adjacent pub. This friendly spot became known as “God’s Waiting Room” because of the age of those who gathered there. Strange, when a fair selection of the customers were young chappies from Sacred Heart College, also not far away. But we all got along fine, having a jolly (old) time, with the younger brigade helping to stimulate the thoughts and offer warm friendship


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EDITOR to the old boys whose wisdom and advice often was sought ... mostly to find a winner at Morphettville. They enjoyed the biplay, escaping from the home until they eventually departed. For some, permanently. As a young(er) bloke, I never really considered what they were going through. But now I realise how their life had changed and what remained before them. Over the past few weeks, elderly citizens, pensions and more have been to the forefront of Federal government spending and, naturally, the media. Elsewhere in The Plains Producer

we are reporting on the aged care facilities within this region and the challenges they face. There is no doubt our local operators are doing their utmost to care for our elderly citizens, but there’s no denying we need to be doing more and finding more funding and accommodation, particularly over the next decade as the Baby Boomers start filtering into the aged system. During my research into finding a place for mum, it became quite apparent there was a large disparity in the services and care available through various providers, even though all need to meet strict government guidelines. And there are so many ... but whether they have space available is quite another thing. Or there might be availability – but your loved one does not meet the immediate criteria. It made me realise it really is best if the elderly can stay at home for as long as possible. Families should use the services available to them through the various State and Federal government agencies to make

life at home as comfortable and as extended as they can. Incidentally, it’s Carers’ Week right now, as we speak. With this in mind, here’s a couple of great ideas I came across from the ACH Group, a not-for-profit private aged care provider. I reckon we could start doing this in towns like Balaklava, Riverton, Mallala, Port Wakefield, Two Wells and any others with schools. It works like this: The ACH “Pots of Cheer” program, which began a little over a year ago, has flourished with more than 100 flowering garden pots delivered to older people. Students from McLaren Vale Primary School grow the “pots of cheer” to help brighten the days of older South Australians – and learn valuable life skills in the process. The program plays an important role in helping older residents remain connected with their local communities. Older people who live by themselves or have trouble with mobility can often become isolated from the outside world. The pots are delivered by the kids

Joe rewarded for his service to Two Wells • From Page 1 Joe immigrated to Australia from Italy on October 19,1958, making the move to Two Wells with his wife Jasmine five years later. At this time, it was still a small country town, but growth was putting pressure on the water supply. One of Joe’s first major contributions to the community was to lobby then premier Don Dunstan, eventually securing an improved water source. And as the town grew, so too did the need for

a kindergarten to cater for the needs of local families, so Joe quickly became involved in renovating an old school building to help establish the kindy. As his children moved into primary school, he took a place on the parent club, later becoming vice president of the parent club at Gawler High School. As Joe and Jasmine’s two youngest children moved through school, the Thomas More College was established at Salisbury. Joe was part of its

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and the recipient takes over care, with the kids no doubt returning to see how things are growing. In another program, The Yards and Gardens project is a partnership between Norwood-Morialta High School, UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide and ACH Group. The Foundation for Older Australians provided seed funding. The program brought together the high school students and older people living at an ACH Group housing site to design and install water wise gardens. I believe Balaklava High School has been involved in something similar. For 10 weeks, the 12 students worked hard designing, planning, researching and then installing the gardens in conjunction with the residents. Throughout the project residents and students communicated with letters and meetings and organised a project completion celebration complete with sausage sizzle and certificate presentation. What great ideas. Let’s get started!

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JOE Daniele in a file picture inspecting the Gawler river. for by the time it was councillor for 33 years. When he began with built.” Joe’s commitment council, Joe was working to his community was in Adelaide, and his comso great Jasmine would mitment to council meant often only see him at taking one day off work lunch times on weekends, each month and making as he was always busy up the time during the helping out with various week. Then Joe was conprojects. After the church it was tacted by Correctional building the community Services, asking him to centre, where Joe and help supervise people Jasmine still volunteer by around the town who taking bookings, and Joe were working off time. More recently, Joe also mans the bar. He was the first Ital- worked closely with the ian to ever earn a posi- Two Wells History group tion as councillor with in installing crosses on District Council of Mal- numerous unmarked lala, where he has been graves at the Two Wells cemetery.

Three candidates will contest Liberal preselection for the marginal seat of Light next month. They are Cosi Costa, of Evanston Park, a self employed supplier of equipment to the mining and quarry industry; barrister Michael Manetta, of Kensington and service station manager Terry Stuart, of Blakeview. The trio will seek endorsement at an electoral college to be held on November 19. A swing of 2.4 per cent is required for the Liberal party to regain the electorate of Light, held by Labor MP, Tony Piccolo. The Light electorate stretches from the northern suburbs of Smithfield Plains and Munno Para, through to Hamley Bridge in the north and takes in the communities of Gawler, part of Angle Vale, Roseworthy, Wasleys and Templers.

Fire ban starts soon starting dates of the 2008/09 fire season have been announced, with no change locally. Fire bans in the Mid North and Yorke Peninsula regions will begin on November 15, and continue through to April 30. Five of the state’s 15 fire ban districts will be brought forward by one to two weeks. Country Fire Service chief executive officer, Euan Ferguson, said the state had experienced three consecutive years of sustained drought, increasing the potential for bushfires in some regions because of low sub-soil moisture levels. “There was also close to average rainfall in July and August that’s resulted in a flush of grass growth and therefore this year, as well as having dry scrub fields, there’ll be a lot of grass around.”

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Dublin locals will again have the opportunity to give feedback on designs for new town gateways and the Lions park. A meeting will be held next Wednesday at 7pm at the Dublin Institute. Supper will be provided. Those attending will be shown refinements of the initial design. Henri Mueller at District Council of Mallala (8527 2006) is the contact.

The Plains Producer, Wednesday October 22, 2008




Council comes out to ‘play’ in Tarlee IT was a big day for Tarlee on Monday afternoon when the town’s new playground was officially opened. That’s Clare and Gilbert Valleys mayor, Allan Aughey, performing the opening ceremony watched by council staff and councillors and local residents. And in the evening council held its monthly meeting at Tarlee Institute, when Tarlee farmer Wayne Molineux (INSET) was sworn in. Councillor Molineux convincingly won the supplementary election to replace Liz Burns, who had resigned. He received 1832 votes (or nearly 67 per cent) of eligible votes. Councillor Molineux said he was surprised by the number of votes he received, although he acknowledged his extensive community involvement had raised his profile. A high number of votes were received for the by election, with 2,742 envelopes returned – or 35.5 per cent of electors. Of the other candidates, Oliver Osborne received 631 votes and Peter Doroch 273.

Local aged funding push As industry lobbies Federal government, Balaklava targets November approvals Aged care providers are calling on the Federal government to provide more assistance as part of its recent $10.4 billion national stimulus package. And state and national aged care groups have warned some operators could close unless “dramatic action” was taken. However, locally Graeme Ackland, chief executive officer of Balaklava’s Mill Court, said the financial situation at both Balaklava and the Gilbert Valley senior citizens homes at Riverton was sound. But Mr Ackland said more facilities in the area could be utilised as Mill Court had a waiting list of 15 to 20 people. “In fact, we have a number of people with urgent need and it is really quite frustrating we are unable to offer them a bed,” he said. Mr Ackland said Mill Court would be submitting a proposal for another 15 bed licences to the next aged care funding round, to be offered in November. “Our submission will be to develop the land adjacent to the Terminus hotel,” (announced in

The Plains Producer in February). Applying through the funding rounds is the only way to secure bed licences and funding but receiving an allocation is not a “given.” The last funding round saw 6,525 beds allocated nationwide, with just 375 going to South Australia. In Mallala, chief executive Maxine Varcoe said demands for services at Mallala Community Hospital had continued to justify the value of the facility to the community and the importance of this business remaining in Mallala. “In spite of the varied options for accommodation it is disappointing we can not always provide care immediately and need to have people living away from the community while they wait for a room,” she said. “Small rural facilities offer a very special type of service and one would hope any funding to increase viability within the industry recognises the importance of facilities such as ours.”

Are you one of 16,828? Large numbers of Wakefield residents will benefit from the Federal government’s $10.4 billion strategy to strengthen the economy and support Australian households, says Federal Wakefield MP, Nick Champion. Mr Champion said 16,828 local families would receive a one-off payment of $1000 for each eligible child in their care, to be paid from December 8. Three quarters of all families with dependent children are eligible for assistance. Pensioners will receive a payment of $1,400 to singles and $2,100 for couples. This includes carers, disability support and aged pensioners, and veterans. In addition, Carer Allowance recipi-

Information sessions for the 2008-09 aged care approvals round start next month, with more than 10,000 new aged care places available, including 7,600 residential aged care places. According to the Federal Minister for Ageing, Justine Elliott, within 20 years, a third of Australians will be older than 55 and within 50 years, the proportion of the population aged more than 65 will have tripled as the “baby boomers” move into the aged care system. Ms Elliott has announced new legislation to reduce unnecessary reassessments to cut red tape for older Australians. The Federal government also announced a range of measures to further protect aged care residents. These included a tightening of accommodation bond regulations. Meanwhile, a recently-released aged care survey (by the national head of Aged Care Services, Grant Thornton) has confirmed the aged care sector’s worst fears – many aged care operators are incurring unsustainable operating losses.

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ents will receive $1,000 for each eligible person being cared for. Eligible first home buyers will also benefit, with an increase to the First Home Owners Boost, which will entitle first home buyers purchasing an established home to a grant of $14,000 and for those purchasing a newly constructed home a grant of $21,000. All contracts entered into by June 30, 2009 will be eligible for this new additional assistance. Mr Champion said the allocations were a big boost for families in the north and country who were trying to balance the family budget in the face of the rising cost of living and the global financial crisis.


And Alan Graham, chief executive officer of Aged and Community Services (ACS) SA and NT said the “real concern was unless dramatic action was taken many more operators would inevitably fail”. “Elsewhere in Australia, aged care providers are having to close doors and the sector in South Australia is very concerned about developing new facilities and modernising any existing premises until there is greater clarity around the long term funding regime,” he said. Chief executive officer of Aged Care Association Australia – SA, Paul Carberry, has called on the Federal government to direct some of its $10.4 billion stimulus package towards assisting an essential industry which is facing a crisis. “After that, the Government should work with the industry to develop a long term policy approach to aged care funding and regulation, to replace the current, outdated system,” he said.

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Tenants required for low rent homes Applications have now opened for tenants of the new community housing units in Balaklava. Currently under construction on Gwy Terrace, CornerStone Cottages are expected to be completed by next March. Application forms for the low rent homes are available from Balaklava SWAP Shop, and are open to low income earners seeking affordable housing. Applications close on Friday, November 7, and will be assessed by Lutheran Housing. CornerStone Cottages is a joint venture between Balaklava Church of Christ Community Care, SWAP Shop and Community housing project supervisors, (from left) Peter and Lyn McPharlin, Dr Brenton Clark, Ruth and Neville Smith and new committee member, Malcolm May. Affordable Housing.

NRM seeks feedback on plan The future of the regional environment is the talk of the town across the Northern and Yorke region, during consultation for the draft regional Natural Resources Management (NRM) Plan. For the past fortnight, representatives of the Northern and Yorke

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strategies, and to provide feedback on their concerns, issues and input to activities. ‘This is genuine consultation. The Board is serious about listening to what the community says about NRM and the Plan,’ said Mr Lewis. “Community engagement is a core business of the Board, and the NRM Plan is at the heart and future of natural resources management. “We want to know what concerns the community has about their natural resources, and hear suggestions for ways

of addressing these issues including how people would like the Board to assist them to carry out more effective natural resources management,” he said. More than two dozen events are being held during the three month consultation period with the community; environment, farmers, industry groups; local government; aboriginals; and peak bodies. For more information phone the NRM Plan Information Line on 1300 558 026 or email board@

Teacher’s science prize A Clare school teacher has been named one of three South Australian winners at the 2008 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. Clay Reid (pictured) was awarded the $50,000 prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools. “Mr Reid has invigorated science teaching and learning at Clare High School, leading to improved overall academic results in science,” said state Minister for Education, Jane LomaxSmith.

“By including topics relevant to modern society such as forensics, genetics, aviation and electronics, he has kept students engaged and interested in science.” Other winners were Professor Tanya Monro, University of Adelaide; and Bronwyn Mart, Magill Primary School. Federal Minister for Science and Information Technology, Paul Caica, said the three SA winners were outstanding ambassadors for science.


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• A Freeling man was arrested Friday night on two counts of illegal interference with a vehicle. Police allege the man let down the tyres of two cars. He was bailed to appear in Tanunda Court at a later date.


• Amy Marett is no longer Snowtown’s police officer. Police are hopeful a replacement will be on duty by Christmas. In the meantime, Brinkworth officer-in-charge Wally Clarke is covering both Snowtown and Brinkworth.

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YEARS AGO September 2003

Thirty years of dedicated policing was acknowledged last week when affable Hamley Bridge policeman, George Kaiser, was presented with a special 30-year service award at Fort Largs Police Academy.


YEARS AGO September 1998

Trevor O’Hara, of Balaklava, became the second footballer in the Adelaide Plains Association to win five Mail Medals after being awarded the 1973 Mail Medal retrospectively. Former Price farmer, Alan Powell, was announced winner of the 1998 Senior of the Year award at a ceremony in Adelaide, for his enormous contribution to Balaklava Gliding Club.


YEARS AGO September 1988

Former Balaklava girl Chylie Cooper was awarded gold medals for her dance performances in the City of Adelaide Dancing Society’s competitions. Chylie entered five categories of dance, winning first place in each.


• Oct 25, 26: Roseworthy Agricultural College Museum open days. • Oct 31: Blyth paper drive. • Nov 1: Comedy Night. 7.30pm. Balaklava Sports Club.Paper drive. Balaklava, Owen, Mallala and Port Wakefield • Nov 3: Two Wells Neighbourhood Watch meeting; Brinkworth Progress Association meeting. • Nov 8: Clare Country Market. • Nov 9: Mallala Museum “Time of Conflict” exhibition opens 2pm. • Nov 11: RSL Remembrance Services, Balaklava and Mallala. Nov 13: Horizon Christian School strawberry fete; Hamley Bridge Memorial Hospital Inc AGM • Nov 15: Riverton Monthly Market. • Nov 19: Brinkworth Red Cross.

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Who will host our Emu Awards? WAKEFIELD REGIONAL TownS within Wakefield Regional Council area are being asked to put forward expressions of interest to host a festival breakfast next year. The launch of the 2009 Adelaide Plains Cup Festival and Emu Awards presentation breakfast will be held on the Friday morning (February 27) of the three-day event. In 2007 the event was held in Owen and in 2008, Dublin. Time is also running out to register events for the Cup Festival, with registrations closing on October 31. To date 13 events have been registered. The theme for the festival is ‘tracks and trails’ Town management committees or service groups who would like to host the breakfast or discuss a Festival event should contact Bridget Sara at the council on 8862 0800 to register their interest. WASLEYS

History of town

• A reunion of past and present residents of Wasleys and district will take place this Sunday at 2pm in the Wasleys Institute for the launch of the book “Wasleys as it Was.” Written by former resident Nancy Wood (nee Barker), the 368 page book will be launched by longtime Wasleys identity, Margaret Lines. Nancy has compiled the book as a community gesture to help record the past of her old home town, with the support of many families with district connections, some going back to the earliest settlers at Pinkerton Plains and Wasleys in the mid 1800s. The last major public celebration of this type was 35 years ago in October 1973, when Wasleys Centenary was held over the long weekend. People are travelling from interstate as well as Mt Gambier, Riverland, Victor Harbor, Yorke Peninsula and other distant parts of South Australia. Anyone interested is attending is welcome to do so, and is asked to take a plate of food to share at afternoon tea, in the time honoured Wasleys tradition. The book will be on sale dur-


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• A delightful exhibition of machine embroidery and lacemaking by Brenda Philp and Sandra Marnaie is on display at Balaklava Courthouse Gallery until November 9. The Gallery is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays between 2 and 4pm.

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Gold medal fun – for Balaklava and districts Lions club members and guests during their Olympic-themed progressive dinner at Balaklava last Saturday night. The “Tezacker-land” four-person bobsled crew won gold for their innovative uniforms and wheelbarrow! That’s the team at rear (from left) Gay and Garry Tezacker and Gill and Graeme Ackland. Joy Ryan (also featuring on page 12) and Bevan Baker took out silver and bronze for their respective basketball and bike riding efforts.


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ing the afternoon. Author Nancy Wood can be contacted on (08) 8632 2272. SNOWTOWN • Paddy’s Market, Friday, October 31 from 10am at Snowtown Memorial Hall. Cakes, plants, produce, Devonshire morning tea, raffle and lots of goodies on the white elephant stall. BLYTH • Any juniors, or new seniors, interested in playing tennis in the upcoming season should contact Kerryn Mugge on 8844 5232 or Tracey Andriske on 8844 5167. Season starts this Saturday.

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VIRGINIA • Virginia Greek School hosted a quiz night last Saturday night, to raise funds for study equipment and teaching aids for their school. School president Jim Varvaricos said more than 140 people attended the event held in the Virginia Community Centre. Jim was happy with the success of the evening and thanked everyone who helped out on the night and also those who donated prizes. Jim can be contacted on 0418 848 432 for more information on the Virginia Greek school.

Growing up with Roseworthy Roseworthy Agricultural College is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. Its origins date back to the mid 1800s when discussions took place about the establishment of a college to teach agriculture. Parliamentary approval was granted in 1879 and John Daniel Custance became SA’s first Professor of Agriculture in 1882. The Advertiser carried an advert for a farm of “several hundred acres within easy distance from any railway station between Smithfield and Roseworthy,” resulting in the purchase of ‘Olive Hill Farm’ for six pounds per acre. The site was ideal for growing cereal crops despite initial reservations about its lack of a permanent water supply. The main college building began to take shape in 1883 and received its first students in February 1885. The Diploma of Agriculture was also established in 1885. Professor Custance set extremely high educational standards for the college which allowed the college to affiliate with the University of Adelaide in 1905.

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AN early photograph of Roseworthy college. Its speciality subjects of Agriculture, Viticulture and Oenology were included in the University’s Bachelor of Science degree. Droughts and the Great Depression saw student numbers decline but the college managed to survive and “strengthen its position as an important institution for research and education,” receiving national recognition for its work relating to farm, livestock, dairy, sheep and horse management. Over the past 125 years thousands of students have passed through its doors, in-

cluding many from farming families in this area. As an important part of preserving South Australia’s early agricultural history, the Roseworthy Agricultural Museum was established about 20 years ago, on the college campus but operated by the Gawler Machinery Restorers’ Club. The museum holds regular open days, the next being on the weekend of October 25 and 26 when you are invited to see their large collection of agricultural machinery and memorabilia. This year’s big drawcard is South Australia’s first known tractor - the century-old Saunderson – which was imported from England for Roseworthy College in 1908 by Professor A J Perkins for trials against horses. The purchase price was 700 pounds, but the trials were not successful. For about 40 years (1930s1970s) it sat in the Science Museum at Adelaide Showgrounds, from where it went to Swan Hill, Victoria. The tractor is on loan from Swan Hill Museum for this special centenary celebration and re-enactment.

• Balaklava Tennis Club presents a night of comedy with one of Australia’s best comedians Dave Flanagan on November 1 from 7.30pm. Doctors warn laughter is good for your health - so join in the fun at the Balaklava Sports Club to hear some of the funniest stand-up comedians and enjoy a great social night out. Tickets are available from Langdon’s Shoe Store. For further information contact Tania Allen 8862 2212. HAMLEY BRIDGE • Hamley Bridge Institute Committee and Blue Light SA will hold a fully supervised Blue Light Disco for children aged 8 to 13 years this Friday (October 24) at Hamley Bridge Institute. Entry is $5 and well priced refreshments will be available during the evening, from 7–9pm. ADELAIDE PLAINS • Holy Trinity Anglican Church, as part of its 150th anniversary celebrations presents the Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir in concert this Sunday, October 25 at the Riverton Town Hall from 7pm. Tickets are available at the local pharmacy, deli or newsagency – or at the door. RIVERTON • Max McClaren has been announced the new principal at Riverton primary school from next year. Max is currently principal at Light Pass Primary School in the Barossa Valley. In preparation for his new role Max will visit the school this week and again in November. • Riverton kindergarten will host a Melbourne Cup Lunch on November 4. Tickets are $15 and include lunch and champagne. Contact Judy McCabe on 0414 249 525 or Kate McCabe on 0417 820 008.

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Town gardens get their bouquets n By Anne Green

Federal member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey MP, and his wife Teresa had a busy morning in Brinkworth last Friday, selecting the four winning gardens in the inaugural ‘Beautiful Brinkworth’ garden competition. Mr Ramsey added ‘garden judge’ to his portfolio, having already judged pets, show girls and tiny tots, since being elected last November. The competition was organised by Brinkworth Progress Association and sponsored by Clare Valley businesses Pink’s Mitre 10, Dunstan’s Electrical,

Mid North Irrigation and Morella Cottage Garden Centre. With evidence of waterwise gardening and town pride considered favourably, a local expert had prepared a shortlist in three categories to guide Mr Ramsey in his decision-making. Short-listed in various categories were the gardens of Frank and Margaret Burgess, Jabba King, Lorna Pese, Iris Quick, Vonnie Adams, Nick Hart, Agro Sitters, Pam Chamberlain, Grigg’s Garage, RSL, police station and the Caravan Overnight Stay area. Prize winners were: Business or Community Premises

– Brinkworth Police Station (a happy addition to this month’s centenary celebrations). Traditional (Cottage) Style Garden – two equal first place winners – Iris Quick, East Terrace and Vonnie Adams, Clare Street. Landscape Style Garden – Agro Sitters’ Railway terrace frontage. After an hour-long tour of the town guided by Progress Association chairman, Paul Williams, it was time for coffee and a brief rest at the local deli where Mr Ramsey took the opportunity to introduce himself to locals and discuss any concerns they might have.

Start on Mid North strategy A new framework identifying where future housing, population and industry growth is best located across the Mid North region will be developed. The region stretches from south of Clare up to the Flinders Ranges, and Mid North residents have been invited to have a say about future development. Minister for Urban Development and Planning, Paul Holloway, said a draft Mid North Regional Land Use Framework had been released. It follows a detailed collaborative process between eight local councils and State government. “The draft framework identifies the roles and functions different parts of the regions

can play, including the various townships, and tackles issues such as the interface between industry, residential areas and valuable environmental assets,” Mr Holloway said. “The proposed framework also addresses issues affecting the region such as increased tourism, demands for industrial growth, changes in town populations, and the future of primary industries such as mining. “It also looks at the requirements for commercial areas and housing for workers and families, and where these might best be located within the region.” The councils covered by the Mid North Regional Land Use Framework are Clare and

Gilbert Valleys; Northern Areas; Port Pirie; Peterborough; Mount Remarkable; Orroroo Carrieton; Flinders Ranges; and Goyder. The proposed framework contains four broad maps under the headings ‘Environmental and Cultural Assets’, ‘Economic Development’, Population and Settlements’ and ‘Integrated Vision’, as well as 17 detailed objectives under each of those headings. Key themes are: • Industrial growth. • Managing growth to protect natural and industry assets south of Burra and Clare; • Strengthening townships; • Expanding active naturebased tourism, building on the

Laura to Quorn corridor and; • Retaining built heritage and links with tourism along the Clare/Burra to Hawker corridors. Once finalised, the regional framework will be adopted as part of State government’s Planning Strategy for South Australia. It will also guide the updating of local development plans. Public consultation runs until December 12. A copy of the framework can be viewed at www.planning. Hard copies are available from each of the local councils, and copies are available on CDROM. Two information sessions will be held during the consultation period.

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As part of St Columba College’s innovative academic direction, the College Board is offering 15 Academic Scholarships. Five scholarships will be offered in English, Mathematics and Science respectively. The Scholarships can be applied for during October 2008, for senior secondary study at St Columba in 2009. Current Year 10 students may apply for an Academic Scholarship in one, two or all subject areas, though only one scholarship per student will be awarded. Each Academic Scholarship, valued at $7000, will cover academic fees for the successful recipients to study at St Columba College in Years 11 and 12. This is an excellent opportunity for students who wish to pursue a senior schooling pathway at one of South Australia’s most progressive and technically advanced Senior Schools. The 15 Academic Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the student’s Scholarship Application, together with the results of an Examination (to be held on Saturday 15 November 2008), in the student’s selected Scholarship subject(s). Principal, Madeleine Brennan stated, “These scholarships are an exciting new direction for St Columba College. They are open to all Year 10 students in South Australia, and are designed to give families the opportunity to provide their child with one of the best educational experiences in South Australia, without the burden of academic fees. St Columba’s unique Anglican/Catholic ethos allows students to excel in a caring, nurturing environment.” The closing date for this round of Academic Scholarships is Friday 31 October 2008, with 2009 Academic Scholarships offered on Tuesday 2 December 2008.

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Hear classics at gallery

Balaklava Community Arts is hosting popular Adelaide soprano Emma Horwood and guitarist Aleksandr Tsiboulski in a performance in the Courthouse Gallery on Sunday, November 16. Emma Horwood is an angelic singer, a member of Adelaide Chamber Singers, female vocal trio Eve, and vocal ensemble Syntony. Ukranian born Aleksandr has recently returned to Adelaide after studying a Fulbright scholarship in the US, where he won numerous international guitar competitions. Together they present a stunning program of works for soprano and guitar, including Dowland lute songs and fiery Spanish seguidillas. They also perform the premiere of “Letters from Composers” by contemporary American composer Dominik Argento, a song cycle setting letters written by famous composers including Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin and more. Concert tickets are limited and available from Langdon’s Shoe Store, Balaklava for $25 each. • More details, Di Spence 8862 2113.

The Plains Producer, Wednesday October 22, 2008




Balaklava and districts will farewell two popular church ministers as the year ends. Reporter Lauren Parker discovers their impressions of our towns – and what the future holds ... Pastor Ernie Kiss:


It’s great to see young people confirm their Christian faith

hey arrived on the same hot summer day in January 2000, and now eight years later, Father Jack Boog and Pastor Ernie Kiss are transferring to other parishes within two weeks of each other. After eight years guiding the faith of the local Lutheran community, Pastor Ernie Kiss and wife Caroline will leave Balaklava to move to Albury, New South Wales. Departing mid December, Pastor Kiss will swap the pulpit for the role of chaplaincy coordinator in a Lutheran aged care facility. Pastor Kiss said he would be providing ministerial support to residents of the aged care facility, but would have the help of volunteer support. Having served on the board of Mill Court for several years, he is no stranger to aged care facilities, and looks forward to the challenge. However, Pastor Kiss said he and his family had enjoyed their time in Balaklava, previously serving for six

PASTOR Ernie Kiss (left) and Father Jack Boog will leave the region at the end of this year.

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years in the central Eyre Peninsula parish based in Wudinna. “We never knew what was on the eastern side of Port Wakefield when we travelled through all the time,” he said. “When we came here and turned off at the Shell service station a whole new world opened up.” In addition to his duties with the church at Auburn and Balaklava, Pastor Kiss has had many community involvements. He has been a director of Mill Court, chair of the Rural Financial Counselling Service based in Clare,

and has been committed to Aboriginal ministry, as well as having a strong involvement with the Christian pastoral support program in local schools. “There were times when I wondered how I could get to the end of the week without running out of steam,” Pastor Kiss admitted. He will be stepping down from these positions in the weeks leading to the couples’ December 14 departure. But there will be many pleasant memories of their time in Balaklava. The Kiss children, Karl and Renata, both completed high school

in Balaklava, and Pastor Kiss said a particularly memorable time was the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the parish. He has also enjoyed the many confirmations. “It’s great to see young people confirm their Christian faith and become more actively involved in church life,” Pastor Kiss said. He said adult baptisms were particularly special. “To nurture them in their Christian faith is a real privilege,” Pastor Kiss said. Whether it’s family reunions, anniversaries of other special occa-

sions, for Pastor Kiss, simply being included in his congregation’s personal celebrations is an honour. And watching his own children as adults is another source of joy for Pastor Kiss. Renata was married earlier this year, and is now living in Melbourne where she studies social work at the Latrobe University, while completing work placement at Broadmeadows Hospital. Karl has just begun eight months active service in Afghanistan with the Army. “He’s proud to be an Aussie digger and to be serving the country,” Pastor Kiss said.

Father Jack Boog:


At h e r J a c k Boog, the local Catholic priest at Balaklava, Mallala, Hamley Bridge and Port Wakefield parishes, is transferring to St Peters Church, where he will work part-time. The move comes after he celebrated 40 years of priesthood with his congregations at a picnic at Mallala on Sunday. But while his work may take him to new locations across the state with each new appointment, there are faithful friends who travel with him, including a Major Mitchell cockatoo that Father Jack has owned for the last 24 years, and a menagerie of cockatiels, budgerigars and canaries. The move to St Peters will be Father Jack’s first experience of city living for many years, having previously been posted at parishes in Millicent, Murray Bridge and Willunga. Father Jack said he had particularly enjoyed learning about different types of farming and farming life as he has moved from district to district. His parishioners have been involved in almost every type of farming

I have met some great people in every district

imaginable in the state, from grain on the Adelaide Plains to potatoes, onions, glasshouses and dairy farms at Murray Bridge, almonds and grapes at Willunga, and cattle at Millicent. “I’ve met some great people in every one of those districts,” he said. During his time in the local parish, Father Jack has been heavily involved in the Ministers’ Association. And living in Balaklava has also provided Father Boog with plenty of musical entertainment. An avid fan of music, he has enjoyed watching talent be recognised and developed at the Balak-

n Pictured at Father Boog’s Mallala farewell are (from left) Peter Frost, Mallala parish, Peter Rohrlach, Balaklava parish, Father Jack, Esma Henrys, Port Wakefield parish, Gerald McCabe, Hamley Bridge parish, and Colleen Watson, Port Wakefield parish lava Eisteddfod, and has been a captive audience member at piano recitals and other musical performances. “It’s marvellous to see people supporting the talent and encouraging it amongst our young people, and seeing them grow over the years,” Father Boog said. His passion for life of the feathered kind has led to Father Boog judging budgerigars at several country shows. Another love of his is travelling to lands of Biblical times, including

three visits to the Holy Lands in Jerusalem, and trips to Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Turkey. “Those were all Bible places where St Paul visited,” Father Boog said. “I’ve been very fortunate in being able to do that and having a special interest in what I call the social context of the Bible, to see the actual setting of how people lived at that particular time.” Father Boog finishes in his current parish on November 30.

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The Plains Producer,Wednesday October 22, 2008


Janet Zweck reports on another great community event ...

Advice on the menu for our local ‘foodies’

Ernie Dingo has a chat with Jace Andriske and (right) playing the guitar at the bonfire.

Ernie’s Blyth spirit The Blyth community were out in force when more than 200 people gathered at Blyth Oval recently to enjoy a twilight evening of fun and games with TV celebrity Ernie Dingo. The crowd enjoyed a sausage sizzle and spaghetti bolognaise meal followed by Blyth’s own “bush tucker” – stewed quandongs and the creamy taste of a Golden North icecream. Blyth Community Network organised the evening with help from Blyth Progress Association on Clare Rotary’s barbecue. Fun activities in-

cluded totem tennis, putt putt, throwing competitions and the jumping castle organised by Blyth tennis, cricket, golf and netball clubs, and Blyth Lutheran Church. The old-fashioned favourites of tug a war, egg and spoon, sack and three-legged races were a treat to watch with many different techniques shown. Ernie Dingo and his son Jarra mingled amongst the crowd, with Ernie showing his expertise in netball goal throwing, sinking many nets during the night. Ernie was once a State basketballer and showed

he has not lost his touch as he did many tricks with the netball. As the sun went down, the bonfire provided a warming glow as Ernie brought out his guitar and entertained the crowd around the fire with his yarns and songs. Ernie wants to see the kids of today experience the “old fashioned treats” he enjoyed as a child. He would like to return to Blyth next year with some of his friends and attend an “Australiana Fair” on Blyth Oval. Ernie left the Blyth community with a challenge to produce a day to enjoy Australian culture using local talent. He suggested a billycart workshop, “tof-

fees that stick to the top of your mouth” and to “bring back the drop kick to show our young footballers how football used to be played”. He said the day would aim to show the youth you don’t need to have electronic wizardry to have a good time. As the moon began to rise over the Clare Hills thanks were extended to Ernie and Jarra for taking time out to visit Blyth. The evening was also supported by Clare Valley Christian Outreach, Woolworths, Scott Welke, who had Blyth oval in great condition, and Blyth Football Club for providing facilities. Special thanks to Tanya and Brett Bertelsmeier for introducing Ernie Dingo to Blyth!

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Interested in Horticulture? Do you enjoy the outdoors and have an interest in the Horticulture Industry? Certificate II in Horticulture – Highly successful – 80% of students from 2008 gained employment in the Horticulture Industry, or were accepted into further study Fulltime 3 days per week over 19 weeks Modules include: Apply chemicals under supervision Undertake propagation activities Plant trees and shrubs Operate and maintain chainsaws Provide basic first aid Dual Certificate III in Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management Fulltime 4 days per week over 12 months Modules include: Maintain nursery plants Operate tractors Survey pest animals Geographical positioning systems Troubleshoot irrigation Certificate IV and Diploma in Horticulture, and Conservation and Land Management Part Time Modules include: Monitor biodiversity Conduct biological surveys Collect and classify plants

TOP: Clancy Toholke and Ernie compete for the elusive netball long shot. ABOVE: Ernie attracted a big following of youngsters eager to be photographed with him.

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Country Health SA staff based in Clare have asked Wakefield Regional Council for assistance in gauging the level of interest in Community Foodies projects for the Balaklava, Hamley Bridge, Owen and Port Wakefield communities. Community Foodies are local people supporting local communities to make healthy food choices. Trained in basic nutrition and community education skills, Community Foodies together with health workers promote and encourage people to improve their health through better nutrition. Foodies work in schools, kindergartens, community centres, shopping centres – almost anywhere they can help improve the health of their communities. Foodies provide activities and hands-on cooking classes with children and parents, assistance with community gardens, and they work with school canteens and breakfast clubs. For more information:

LEFT: Gus DeJong, Barrie Smith and Richard Smith kept busy on the barbecue.

Clare community is being made aware of the dangers of floods and what can happen with little warning, endangering lives and property. Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council, in partnership with the state government, State Emergency Services and Australian Water Environments have produced a flyer which will be distributed throughout the Clare township. For properties located in the high risk floodplain zones, land holders will be contacted and provided the opportunity of ‘one-on-one’ flood preparedness planning. Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council Mayor Allen Aughey strongly urges all residents to take the time to read the flyer and the Floodsafe brochure and heed the suggestions contained within. The brochure is available at the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council office and library or can be downloaded from claregilbertvalleys.

The Plains Producer, Wednesday October 22, 2008



Those ‘glory days’ return to Auburn The 1967 team. Rear (from left) - Roger Ackland, Devin Baum, Ernie Pfitzner, Vern Cordes, Bob Naismith, Roger Schmerl, Brian Duke, Glen Blatchford, John Williams. Front - Richard Bolton, Brendan Kluska, Maurice Vandeleur (oldest club member present), Brian Byrne, Stewart Catford, Norm Parker, Jack Dempsey.

BELOW: From left, Neil Grace, Mike Koerner, Don Lambert and Taylor Grace. Former players and supporters of the Auburn football and netball clubs returned for a reunion earlier this month. Tr a v e l l i n g f r o m Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and many parts of South Australia, the group gathered at Auburn Hall on Saturday, October 11, for a meal catered for by the bowls and tennis clubs. Plenty of humorous stories were shared about both football and netball (formerly basketball). The following day, the cricket club cooked a barbecue and salad lunch for more than 160 people at Auburn Recreation Park. A committee of former football and netball players led by Brian Byrne collected memorabilia, prompting many recollections. Plaques to commemorate the reunion were unveiled by Dorothy Matz and Maureen Graham (nee Wilson), who were amongst the first netball club officers. Dorothy spoke of her and husband Bill’s many years of enjoyment as patrons and supporters.

Player in the 1946 premiership side Maurice Vandeleur unveiled the football plaque. Maxine Allen gave a brief history of the netball club, while Brian Byrne reported some old games, scores, and past players of the 1955 and 1967 premierships, as well as candid shots of former players and supporters. Speakers included Dick Marshall, Bob Whitehead, Garry Overton, Lyall Ackland (Mail Medal winner), Lynette Sasche, Helen Whiteman, Maxine Allen, Brian Byrne, and Brenda Kluska (captain/coach and medal winner of the 1967 premiership team).

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RICHARD Bolton, Brendan Kluska, Jenny Read and John Williams.


Broadband advice

Residents of Blyth and Clare will have access to free information and advice on the Australian Broadband Guarantee, Satellite Phone Subsidy Scheme, Do Not Call Register and e-security, when government department representatives visit this week. Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, senator Stephen Conroy, said residents could find out about Australian government initiatives and use the Government’s online Broadband Service Locator, which determines what broadband services are available to any household in Australia. “If they are unable to access a broadband service, they may be eligible for a subsidised service through the Australian Broadband

Guarantee program,� senator Conroy said. The guarantee provides all Australian households and small businesses with access to a broadband service that reasonably compares to broadband services (in terms of price, speed and data usage) available in metropolitan areas. Australian Telecommunications Users Group (ATUG) is hosting a reception at Blyth Cinema/Town Hall tomorrow (Thursday) from 6pm to 8pm and a free information session at Clare Valley Public Library on Friday from 11am to 2pm. Residents unable to attend can find out more information about the Australian Broadband Guarantee at or by phoning 1800 883 488.


Tourism awards Two tourism operators will be representing the Clare Valley at the upcoming 2008 South Australian Tourism Awards in November. Salt ‘n’ Vines Restaurant and The Stationmaster’s Residence will be competing in their respective categories for the opportunity to be named one of South Australia’s best tourism operators. Alfie’s Wine Tours, a specialised wine tour operator servicing the region, and the Cellar Door Pass will also contest the awards. Tourism Minister, Jane LomaxSmith, said competition would be strong, with more than 100 entries received.. “I wish both Clare Valley entrants good luck as they contest the awards in November,� Minister Lomax-Smith said.

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Oops! Did you leave a note? New research from SGIC shows most South Australians would leave a note if we damaged a parked car – but the insurer’s claims data tells a different story. According to the research more than 79 per cent of the survey respondents said they would leave a note if they hit another parked car. However, SGIC State manager, Lee Jameson, said of the 1,284 car parking prang claims in the last 12 months, 17 per cent were for damage while parked and for more than half of these claims the atfault driver could not be identified. “The research shows us that while we have the very best of intentions when it comes to owning up to this sort of thing, when people find themselves in the real-life situation they’re opting not to leave a note,” Ms Jameson said. “According to our claims data half of our customers who have returned to their car to find it damaged have been left with no note to identify the culprit.” And for those on the Adelaide Plains who visit Gawler, be aware this is one of the worst places in South Australia for minor prangs. Munno Para and Elizabeth are also bad. Gawler ranked third in SA’s top 10 spots for

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The Plains Producer, Wednesday October 22, 2008


Hamley steals the A grade opener Basketball is back. Not only did everyone at the courts dressed in their basketball uniforms tell us that, so did the weather. It was an ideal night for shooting the hoops. Hardly any wind and warm enough not to need a jumper. Unfortunately Dribbler had put on a few kilos over winter and unless he works out he will need another top. I reckon it will be another top the way he puts those donuts away. It was really good to have the donut van back. Thanks Lions says Dribbler. It was an exciting night for the A grade men and for those who watched it. I can’t believe Hamley Bridge was able to steal the game away from Bulldogs. I don’t think they can either. It looked like Bulldogs thought they would win it and took it easy, not worrying if they missed a few shots. Those low percentage shots that were thrown up and didn’t go in mattered in the last quarter and with the persistence of wharf rats the Hamley boys were able to grab a win. And the other game, a rematch of last year’s grand final between Owen and Young Guns was equally exciting with the Young Guns showing they will again be finals contenders. When Lachlan Parker returns they will be hard to beat. Todd Miles was missing from the Owen team but Dribbler tells me he


won’t be playing this season. I’m a bit disappointed because he is such a talented player and so good to watch. Dribbler is only right most of the time so lets hope he is wrong about Todd. Did anyone notice Deb Robertson? Dribbler reckons she was at every game. I am not sure what she was up to but she seemed to be writing down people’s names. Maybe she is planning to start up another club. Another club would certainly help. It was really good to have the Hawks playing again. Young Sam Noack hasn’t lost his touch and if it wasn’t for Leigh Wright they probably would have won. Dribbler noticed another team whose players he didn’t recognise. Not surprisingly it was a girls’ team all wearing white tops. We found out they are the Cats and come from around Blyth. They seemed to be enjoying their game. Dribbler couldn’t believe how dominating and how well Sharon Moulds played for the Eagles. They are not a new team but one of the Bulldogs teams with a new name. Cats are also one of the new

named Bulldog teams. The Junior teams showed some players hadn’t lost their touch and that some others will need to practise. The game between the Magic and the Celtics was a high standard for under 16 at this time of the season Luke Williams and Tom Lloyd played as if they hadn’t had a break. Michael Clifford, another under 16 playing for the Lakers, also looked like he too had been practising during the off season. There were a number of others but Dribbler can’t remember their names. He’ll be out next week making sure he gets the names. See you then.

SAMUEL Tiller, Balaklava attempts to stop Bulldogs’ Ben Shepherd before he passes during the men’s division game.

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BASKETBALL RESULTS Brought to you by… - Supporting Local Sport Results of matches played on Friday October 17, 2008



Hamley Bridge 33 (S .Gregor y 13, S.Rademacher 6, M.Gregory 5) def Bulldogs 31 (J.Brice 13, S.Jericho 8, T.Olsen 4). Young Guns 39 (J.Walker 17, J.Rowland 8, T.McPharlin 5) def Owen 38 (A.Kielcznsdi 22, A.Pratt 10, K.Ruiz 6).

Balaklava(1) 40 (J.Harding 20, K.Taylor 7, C.Michael 4) def Bulldogs 23 (C.Powell 13, J.Smith 5, A.Trench 3). Balaklava(3) 41 (T.Wiseman 14, C.Koch 12, H.Simmonds 6) def Balaklava(2) 14 (J.Robertson 4, T.McPHarlin 4, K.McArdle 2). Eagles 38 (S.Moulds 10, C.Mackay 8, H.Nicholls 8) def Cats 6 (L.Mugge 2, N .Andriske 2, R.Stephens 2). Hamley Bridge 46 (L.Read 14, A.Schahinger 11, H.Clark 8) def Owen Eagles 20 (B.Wedding 8, S.Robinson 6, B.Wood 4). Owen Opals 41 (J.Neilson 14, S.Wilson 11, E.Fry 11) def Redlegs 6 (B.Blackwell 2, N.Price 2, S.Anderson 2).

MEN’S DIVISION Bulldogs 41 (D.Hill 15, S.McGuiness 12, N .Greenshields 6) def Balaklava(1) 24 (M.Fiegert 8, P.Kowalick 6, L.Simon 5). Balaklava(3) 43 (L.Guy 14, J.Fiegert 10, D.Friedrichs 9) def Balaklava(2) (G.Palmer 6, K.Simon 6, D.Harding 2). Balaklava(4) (L.Wright 17, J.Henderson 12, K.Allen 11) def Hawks 38 (S.Noach 15, N .Forrest 11, S.Goodfellow 8). Redlegs 50 (C.Price 19, S.McCallum 12, T.Stowers 10) def Swaggies 36 (R.Sharer 10, H.Pym, 8, A.McDonnell 8).

U16 BOYS Balaklava(1) 58 (M.Clifford 26, R.McDonald 14, T.Shepherd 14) def Bulldogs 8 (L.Boon 4, H.Greenshields 2, D.Pfeiffer 2). Balaklava(3) 45 (L.Williams 37, S Van Kleef 4, T.Michael 3) def Celtics 37 (T.Lloyd 25, C.McPharlin 6, J.Butterfield 4). Owen 43 (B.Harkness 22, H.Kirvan 13, J.Wedding 4) def Long Plains 6 (D.Wilson 4, M.Sayner 2).

U14 BOYS Balaklava(1) 49 (B.Krieg 24, H.Veitch 15, D.Bigg 4) def Bulldogs 21 (C.Veitch 12, D.Fahey 5, W.Angel 2). Balaklava(2) 39 (B.Heaslip 21, D.Mumford 12, S.Wildman 6) def Owen 30 (J.Pratt 14, J.Harkness 6, M.Woollett 6).

U12 BOYS Bulldogs 26 (T.Moulds 12, N.Studham 12, J.Hoepner 2) def Balaklava(1) 13 (J.Michael 8, T.Lane 5). Good Sports 22 def Balaklava(2).

U16 GIRLS Bulldogs 25 (J.Angel 10, K.Hoepner 8, K.Cmrlec 2) def Balaklava(1) 21(B.Sellar 6, L.Michael 5, R.McPharlin 3). Balaklava(2) 55 (A.Wilson 19, K.Stephens 11, S.Tiller 10) def Long Plains 9 (C.Daniel 5, S.Stevenson 2, H.McArdle 2). Redlegs 29 (J.Angel 11, T.Nottle 6, A.Trench 4) def Pecker 12 (K.Taylor 6, H.Wilson 2, C.Auerback 2).

U14 GIRLS Bulldogs 24 (H.Hoepner 8, D.Hosking 6, J.Hoepner 2) def Balaklava(1) 18 (A.Marsdan 4, S.Faefrmann 4, C.Koodrin 4). Balaklava(2) 27 (C.Guy 16, R.Mahony 4, C.McPharlin 3) def Long Plains 8 (A.Daniel 6, S.McArdle 2).

U12 GIRLS Bulldogs 36 (T.Williams 16, S.Maxwell 10, N.Greenshields 6) def Balaklava(1) 8 (H.Sellar 6, C.Matthews 1, C.Barber 1). Owen 24 (B.Wilson 10, K.Wedding 8, M.Merrry 2) def Balaklava(2) 8 (C.Pennycuick 2, H.Mellier 2, T.Bigg 2).

ABOVE: Balaklava’s Ben Lloyd attempts to block a shot at goal by Dallas Hill, Bulldogs. LEFT: Tess Wiseman passes in front of Ebony Auerbach during the ‘Battle of Balaklavas’. BELOW: Abby Curnow, Balaklava passes towards goal during the women’s division match.

The Plains Producer, Wednesday October 22, 2008

district Cricket Dublin v hamley br

Dublin were all out for 62, to give Hamley an easy win. Dublin won the toss and elected to bowl. The Dublin opening bowlers didn’t take long to get a wicket, with one in the first over. Dublin dropped some vital catches early but they still kept fighting. Hamley started to fall, but Justin Smith and Jake Martin showed the way for the Hamley boys with Justin finishing up with 53 runs retired and Jake on 42 being run out by some good fielding by the Dublin boys/girls. Hamley finished up on seven for 162, with some nice help from 31 extras. Dublin had a fair chase on their hands. Dublin started off with a bang, with a four from the first ball. Hamley was sending them down hard and fast from both ends. Hamley got a few early wickets but they also dropped some vital catches. Dublin went well early on, but with such a young side, they didn’t have enough older players to show the way. Hamley is very happy with their new coach David Ireland who is well liked by the whole team. Both sides fielded well all day and best of luck to both teams for the rest of the season.

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Clare 33, E Semple 12, E Hooper 7, R Gierke 7, G Todd 7, def Blyth 29, I Fisher 7, R Loader 9, C Bolvig 7, J Hilzinger 6. Snowtown 27, G Schupelius 12, R Freebairn 7, P Schupelius 4, J Hoskin 4, def Balaklava 19, L Sutton 6, C Riemers 0, N Williams 7, D Williams 6. At Clare the order of the day seemed to be the seven hoops with four players making seven. Euan went ahead and made 12 with Ruth making 9. A fairly close game all the match. At Snowtown it was a different game altogether. Gilbert does dominate the play, being a state player so it makes it very hard to keep him down. Lynne and Chris fought hard in the first half holding him back, but after the break he went on to make 12 and then setting up for his partner. The girls found it very hard to roquet from one side of the court to the other. Dulcie and Nancy hald Pam and Joylene back having one of the better days.

Golf Balaklava mid week

Gerry Toms won well clear of the field this week with 47 stableford points from J Curnow 36, B Kemp 35, L Masson 34, D Taylor 32, D Trickett 31, M MacCallum 30, B Berry 27.

Hamley Bridge

Saturday’s stroke competition was the first round for the Gawler Caravan park Summer Cup. Winner on the day was George Dahlitz 61 from Cliff Applebee and Lance Hatcher 62. Other results: B Schaeffer 63, J Mitchell, A Noack 64, R Cameron 65, W Van Pelt, K Kluske 67, D Russell, R Mortimer, L Usher, L Schaeffer 68, B Schwartz, R Ahola, R Smith 69, R Pawlak 70, R Charman, G Sawley 72, M Grasby 75 and eggs going to S Howe and W Jackson. NTP: C Applebee, J Mitchell. Thursday’s results: Winner Bub Spriggs 47 from C Applebee 41, R Cameron, R Smith 40, R Ahola 39, A Noack, W Isgar, L Usher 38, T Jones, C DOudle 37, W Jackson 36, K Kluske, D Nation, n Stringer, R Mortimer 35, L Hatcher 34, R Charman, G Toms 33, R Hahn 31, B Cooper 29, D Russell 28, I Ferguson 25. NTP: R Hahn.

Two Wells

Results from October 18. Competition: Stroke – Eclectic – Medal of Medals. Sponsor: Two Wells Tavern. Players: 20 + 2 ladies. CCR: 64 Conditions: Fine. With the last main competition for the year, 23 players enjoyed the warm conditions expecting to snatch the final major Eclectic Trophy for the year. Several players within a bulls roar of improving their Eclectic round. On any given day one could be excused for thinking that a nett 60 would win the day however the dry conditions and some extraordinary talent resulted in a day full of surprises. Dave Perry thinking he was over the finish line felt guttered when Ian Smith came in with nett 57 then to add insult Chris Girling arrived also with 57 which included a 69 off the stick and included 4 birdies and 1 eagle not to mention a 7 on the twelfth.

Trevor Datson and Rick Wendland’s nett 64 had them both thinking that they were in with a chance then along came Gary Payne with nett 57 and that took care of B Grade for the day. C Grade was won by Darren Tull with nett 65 who also took out the Medal of Medals. Brian Prior who’s chuckles were heard all over the course close behind with 66 and smoking Clive making up the bronze placing. Each week there is always a story that should be told. This week Trevor Datson did the presentation following Russell going home with a sore back. The presentation was interesting with all having a chuckle with some of the stories. Buck asked Trevor to check the result for third as Buck and Dave Perry both had a nett 60. When Daddo checked he couldn’t find the card and Buck said it was where he always put it. Sure enough there it was in the shoot waiting to be found. The result didn’t change and there were more laughs at Trevors expense. Malcolm Frost appeared to be somewhat exhausted from the sun and had to be corrected mid presentation with an incorrect comment. John Ball has now taken the honour for the highest number of shots(18) in a stroke round on the 5th with John playing of 18 he used his entire handicap on that hole let alone the remaining 13 holes. Buck chipped out to win the eagles nest, Chris Girling eagled the 3rd, Gary Payne eagled the 17th and 13 players won birdie balls. Their was a total of 31 birdies on all cards for the day with Brior prior’s card having every score circled with no birdies scored. I am not sure what he was attempting but he seemed to be happy in the club house. Buck also eagled the 9th. Vince Hatch was successful in winning the Eclectic Trophy despite Chris Girling’s charge. Vince also won a meat tray after losing two NTP’s from myself. The putting competition jointly won by Vince and Chris with Buck asking Trevor to check his card again. Darren Tull won the Medal of Medals for 2008. Tine has asked all members to bring salads for the wind up night next week or else. All in all Saturday was a good day and the presentation was relaxing after the heat we all endured. Well done to those who played. Results: A Grade: I. Smith 57, C. Girling 57, D. Perry 60, M. Launer 60, P. Shields 63, I. Clark 64, V. Hatch 65, S.Abbott 66, D. Hall 67, R. Grigg 75 and J. Ball 78. B Grade: G. Payne 57, T. atson 64, R. Wendland 64, D. Thompson 66, J. Spackman 67 and M. Frost 73, . C Grade: D. Tull 65, B. Prior 66 and C. Weller 73. Ladies: J. Baker 67 and T. Perry 73. Long Drives: A: D. Hall. B: R. Wendland. C: B. Prior. Ladies: J. Baker. NTP’s :) 1) P. Shields, 2) -, 6) P. Shields, 11) I. Smith, 12) P. Shields, 15) D. Tull. Birdies: 8) S. Abbott, C. Girling, 17) I. Smith, C. Girling, D. Perry, P. Shields, I. Clark, J. Ball, G. Payne, T. Datson, C. Weller, R. Wendland and M. Launer. Pro’s Approach: D. Hall. Eagles Nest: M. Launer. NAGA: M. Fost. Meat Trays: D. Thompson, R. Wendland, V. Hatch. This week: Ambrose Wind-up Day Presentation Night. See you on the course next week and bring a friend to join our weekly adventures the more the merrier. If you have any stories that need to be told, pass them on. – Paul Shields, Handicapper, TWGC.

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Cyclists & Torrens Valley. A Grade: D Bradey 99.7. B grade: C leudeke 94.5. Sighters: D Bradey 18.1. Handicap results: D Bradey 49.4, 50.3 (4) 100. G Apthomas 45.3, 47.6 (11) 100. F Pinyon 46.5, 48.1 (7) 100. L Bament 43.1, 46 (11) 100. C Luedeke 48.2, 47 (7) 97. P Fry 46.1, 47.3 (4) 97. Cyclist & Torrens Valley F Class. F Open: R Braund 181. F Standard: L White 173. Handicap results: M Standing 86, 81 (47) 200. R Braund 92, 89 (15) 196. L White 86, 87 (22) 195. C Green 82, 85 (21) 188. Light River. A Grade: B Wrightson 97.8. B Grade: P Bothwell 96.6. Sighters; R Spillman 19.2. Handicap results: P Bothwell 48.3, 48.4 (18) 120. B Wrightson 49.3, 48.5 (14) 119. T Bickley 47.4, 48.3 (16) 118. G Morony 45.1, 46.3 (22) 117. R Spillman 49.5, 48.3 (11) 116. W Clark 48.3, 48.3 (12) 114. G Buddle 44.2, 47.2 (16) 111. Phoenix. A Grade: J Samuel 98.7. B

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Tennis Balaklava Night

Firstly, a big welcome to our new players this season, with numbers making up two more teams than last season, with eight Division ones and five Division twos competing. Also captains, in regards to score sheets, please start your matches at the bottom i.e. 1 and 4 play first. Sorry – I used old scoresheets - thank you! An eerie full moon was wasted as resident moon watcher Gary ‘Gus’ Wilson had the week off for this season’s first night tennis match. Gary’s aptly named Division one Vampires were faced against Marie Heaslip’s Ghosts in what was tipped to be a thriller. The Ghost-who-walks, Geoff Gardner, was welcomed back after two years away, and with his new lasered eyes, was ready for action. However in a first set rally, had a net shot all lined up and attempted a smash only to have the ball stuck in the racquet V neck. The players on court and the spectators went into hysterics acknowledging that, indeed, Geoff was back! His team-mates Julia Hoskin, Tanya Greenshields and Marie were kept on their toes as Geoff ended up on his back on the court twice requiring some TLC from his girls. The Vampires, minus Gus, battled valiantly with Don Veitch and Cherie Taylor winning an excellent 5-3 over the power house girls in Tanya and Marie. Don and fill-in Tanashi Nyoni were unlucky to lose a marathon tiebreaker, with Tanashi gaining valuable experience after not having played much tennis for some time. Winter star Kerry Williams made her summer debut and had to deal with the cunning old girl Julia all night, eventually working out her spin shots. A tie and four 5-3s were played in this very tight contest. Final score Ghosts 5-29 to Vamps 1-20. Helen Barry’s Centaurs faced Paul McBride’s Ogres with some big upsets in this match. Paul rigged his scoresheet only to come undone as they crashed 5-31 to 1-17. However Paul and Joy Ryan won a good 5-3 over the agile newie Ray Bennett and the not-as-agile-crook-knee Di Meaney! However Di and Helen won a great set over the hard-hitting Joyful and super fill-in Melissa Moulds. The Centaur men Scott McDonald and Ray chased down every shot to defeat the competitive Paul and Marty Brice. Paul threw Marty in at number 1 against young Scott, who decided to test Marty’s weary legs after traipsing all over Europe, so made him run around all night which paid off! However three 5-3s were played indicating close sets. Chris Curnow’s Zombies were determined not to play like their name and had a great battle against Cherie Cmrlec’s Warlocks, with the latter winning 5-30 to 1-20. Zombies men Chris and David Lester won a hard-hitting tiebreaker against Bert Cocks and the promoted Chris Allen. Bert and Chris went on to have another tiebreaker with partners Helen Durdin and Terissa Smart respectively. This time Bert and Helen won the tie. Cherie didn’t want to spoil her winning record so made sure Bert was focussed in their set together, and ended winning a close 5-3 over Chris and fill-in Angela Battle. The final score doesn’t indicate again how close this match was, with two tiebreakers and three 5-3s. Terissa and Angela didn’t quite click together but that may have been good practice for their Saturday tennis! The final Division one match saw a cast of thousands of fill-ins, with Tania Allen’s Unicorns taking on the absent Tammy Barr’s Giants. A couple of giant killer fill-ins were playing for the Giants rather than against, which helped them scrape through for a win by a measly six games, 3-28 to 3-22. Adam Pratt and Stacey Wilson were filling-in giving their opponent Andrew Lane and Leonie Selleck a work out they weren’t initially prepared for! Leonie and fill-in Louise Michael

managed to hang on to win a first set tiebreaker over Stacey and the loose Darren Scholz, while Andrew and Tania went down in a marathon 5-3 to Adam and newie Kathryn Taylor. Andrew and Leonie’s set together against the young guns Adam and Stacey was a slogfest with the young ones taking the honours. After completing some cross-country activities, Dazza, Louise and partners Kathryn and Tania commenced their second set, ending in another tie of course! Dazza was feeling a bit under the weather, or maybe he was just a bit overwhelmed on his 15th wedding anniversary, so he had to have a short break. He resumed only to come second in the tie! Or maybe it was because he’d been hit a few times? Mind you, Tania copped a hard one on her leg requiring some attention when she got home! Unicorns Andrew cranked up the serving pace in his last set with Louise, and even though Adam returned them with as much force, it wasn’t quite enough as the Unicorns eventually won 5-3. An entertaining match with great rallies and a few bruises! The Division two match between Fran Henderson’s Elves and Suzy McDonald’s Wizards saw the latter show their magic winning 5-33 to 1-16. Well done to cricketer Imran Gul and Kevyna Gardner on winning a marathon tiebreaker over Charmaine Brown and Peter Rohrlach. Imran apparently played a very nice backhanded cricket stroke, and did well for his first hit. Elves Chris Brownlie met his match against Super Suzy with some good rallies played. Suzy and sister Charmaine were caught reminiscing about the old days in their set together, but managed to keep it together to have a win. Fran was unlucky to be opposed to the very handy Jan Noll all night, but they had some long rallies. After being a Rabbit last season, Wizards Peter Rohrlach pulled some shots out of the hat in his battle against Kevyna, winning 2 of 3 sets. And even though it was a perfect night, Chris was cold, so a reminder to bring a jumper next week Chris! Roanne Georg’s Goblins went rampaging over Lauren Parker’s poor little Fairies, winning 6-39 to 0-9. Goblin Pete Georg faced (soon to be permanent) fill-in Sheralyn Bond and had a good hit with the cobwebs dusted off. However Cherie Cleary’s score went down by one game each set until the last one with Lauren, with the Fairies having to reveal their briefs to Roanne and David Northcott. But we won’t mention that one! Sheralyn and newie Dionne Bennett played very well but were unlucky to lose a long 5-3 to the happy couple Pete and Roanne, who recently celebrated their second anniversary of wedded bliss! New player Caitlyn McKay also played very well for the Goblin’s and kept the ball in the white lines! Well done to all players. It must be noted how dedicated Lee Williams was last week, as, even though she had a bye, was determined to find a fill-in after being injured on Wednesday night in a workout with Terry! As she couldn’t walk and was in agony, thoughts of tennis came flooding in, and after a text message, found she had a week off anyway! Sounds like you’re going to need more than a week though, Lee! Good luck and hope to see you back soon. Until next week when we welcome Diane Gregor’s team and Gus for their first hits…



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Grace Plains 11-89 to Nantawarra 13-114. Chrissy Linder lost to Jessica Taylor 6-1. Sonia Angus def Tammy Nicholls 6-2. Megan Harid lost to Tanya Greenshields 6-0. Belinda Angus lost to Symonn Hutton 6-0. Jackie Baker lost to Holly Nicholls 6-0. Amy Jordan lost to Hannah Hoepner 6-4. Brett Davies def Travis Nicholls 6-2. Craig Sowerby lost to Richard Maxwell 6-2. Nathan Cocks lost to Rodney Burke 6-1. Jake Newborn lost to Matthew Hoepner 63. Josh Charnstrom def Darren Woodroofe 6-3. David Franks def Cody Scott 7-6.

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Division 1: Owen 6-36 def Hamley Bridge 0-3. Robert Lloyn def Joanne Humprhys 6-1. Kieren Robinson def Cassandra Bell 6-0. Daniel Brewster def Jakyb Sharman 6-2. Charles Fry def Jim Redden 6-0. Balaklava 4-30 def Long Plains 2-26. Scott McDonald def Leah Tynan 6-3. Riley McDonald lost to Ross Sharer 1-6. Matthew Hoepner def Michael Clifford 6-5. Nathan Greenshields def Paul Sharer 6-1. Division 2: Balaklava Green 5-33 def Two Wells Red 1-10. Ben Heaslip def Kate Lange 6-0. Callum Michael def Shannen Weir 6-0. Hedley Greenshields lost to Jamee Seccafien 3-6. Ashley Krieg def Taiha Wilmshurst 6-2. Mallala Black 3-26 def Balaklava White 3-20. Douglas Howard lost to Tate Michael 4-6. Jarrad Dunstan lost to Kate Cmrlec 2-6. Clare Howard def Casey Michael 6-0. Brooke Wilson def Emily Taylor 6-1. Mallala White 5-33 def Long Plains 114. Brett Jenkin lost to Nickolas Curnow 3-6. Josh Watson def Carissa Daniel 6-0. Hannah Jenkin def Corey Sharer 6-3. Trent Graham def Amy Daniel 6-0. Division 3: Balaklava Gold 3-29 def Two Wells White 2-27. Dylan Fahey lost to Maddy Seccafien 0-4. Samanga Nyons lost to Matt Lange 3-6. Jake Michael lost to Jamie Humphrys 3-6. Zac Scholz def Renee Seccafien 6-4. Balaklava White 3-28 def Long Plains 3-24. Melissa Selleck lost to Riley Curnow 3-6. Hannag Hoepner lost to Taylor Fabry 5-6. Cody Scott def Amy Barr 6-2. Sarah Tiller def Hannah McArdle 6-2. Balaklava Green 4-30 def Hamley Bridge 2-14. Marni Greenshields def Claire Humphrys 6-0. Henry Lane lost to Tristan Bell 3-6. Dillon Michael def Jessica Sellars 6-0. Gemma Freebairn def Alyssa Betts 6-2. Division 4: Mallala 5-31 def Two Wells 1-10. Laura Jarmyn def Jessica Weir 6-0. Rachel Dunstan def Tarsha Briscoe 6-1. Mark Jenkin def Natisha Eastman 6-1. Jackson Furst lost to Macey Briscoe 1-6. Hamley Bride 5-33 def Owen 0-12. Amy Humprhys def Sophie Parker 6-3. Daniel Gregory def Kaitlyn Lloyd 6-1. Leon Raether def Jessica Heaslip 6-0. Tyler Powell v Lucy Parker 3 all.

Northern YP

Alford 5-8-85 lost to Lochiel 7-9-70. Michael Glasson def Bonnie Nicholls 6-0. Chris Avery def Ryan Greenshields 6-0. Scott Richardson lost to Joel Nottle 6-4. Bruce Wheare lost to Brendan Wallis 7-6. Nick Avery lost to Nick Nicholls 6-0. Lynton Rowan lost to Peter Nicholls 6-2. Andrew Roach lsot to Kathy Nicholls 6-4. Vikki Glasson lost to Liz Wallis 6-0.

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Moonta Blue 6-44 def Lochiel 0-18. M Mitchell Morby def Mitchell Nicholls 7-5. Arami Bacher def Clinton Baker 7-5. S Moss def Daniel Wallis 6-1. Mark Rogers def Crystal Thomas 6-2.


Long Plains Phone 8527 8264 Results of Lower Gilbert Junior cricket played on October 18

Hamley Bridge vs Dublin Match won by Hamley Bridge Dublin Batting B.Marshall lbw J.Smith.......................... 26 M.Avery b J.Martin................................... 0 L.Bentley lbw J.Martin............................. 0 T.Beddell ct&b A.Dower........................... 7 ? ct Ireland b J.Smith............................... 3 S.McCrosty b J.Curran............................ 1 W.Beddell ct J.Martin b T.Darwin............. 0 J.Rattay b T.Darwin................................. 2 J.Marshall Not Out................................... 3 Cowell ct O’Neil b T.Darwin..................... 0 C.Marron ct H.Martin b J.Smith............... 1 Extras 19 Total 10/62 Hamley Bridge Bowling Bowler O M W R A.Power 4 1 1 10 J.Martin 4 1 2 15 J.Curran 3 1 1 9 J.Smith 3 1 3 6 T.Darwin 5 4 3 1 J.Wilson 4 3 0 2

Hamley Bridge Batting S.Ireland ct Rajrah b Marshall................. 4 J.Smith retired not out........................... 53 A.Martin ct Beddell Marshall...................11 M.O’Neil b Marshall............................... 12 J.Curran ct T.Beddell b Bentley............... 6 J.Martin Run Out................................... 42 L.Henneker b McCrosty........................... 0 J.Watson Not........................................... 3 A.Power b McCrosty................................ 0 D.Bevan Not Out..................................... 0 T.Darwin.............................................DNB Extras 31 Total 7/162 Dublin Bowling Bowler O M W R B.Marshall 5 0 3 15 M.Avery 5 0 0 28 L.Bentley 3 1 1 11 W.Beddell 5 0 0 36 S.McCrosty 4 1 2 28 T.Laikue 2 0 0 10 J.Marshall 1 0 0 2





Match Results from Thursday October

Round one Auburn Black 43 (H Williams 18, S Hean 25) def Auburn Red 32 (M Parkinson 17, M Mount 15). Burra Gold 38 (D Broderick 17, K Maidment 21) lt Booborowie 41 (M White 24, M Baldock 17). Burra Green 44 (L Sutton 17, H Stockman 27), def Burra Red 42 (D Day 16, D Mengerson 26). Hallett 37 (P Brooks 13, R Jaquet 24) drew Spalding 37 (M Fleming 19, G Cruse 18). Mintaro 39 (L Gooda 24, B Kellock 15), def Riverton Green 38 (E Passehl 15, J Przibilla 23). Riverton Blue 27 (M Keast 14, J Schroeder 13) lt Riverton Black 43 (M Prime 21, A Harrip 22). Robertstown Green 52 (S Kimpton 21, J Colby 31) def Robertstown Gold 33 (C Ruediger 20, E Ross 13). Saddleworth Gold 17 (APalmer 4, C Reed 13) lt Saddleworth Blue 46 (B Schoenberg 32, R Richardson 14). Tarlee 24 (J Rhode 14, S Molineux 10), lt Watervale 41 (P Walshaw 15, J Ackland 26).

sides for saturday

Balaklava: Division one. Balaklava v Hamley Bridge at home.ANorthcott, O Chapman, D Lamond, B Taylor (sk). B Olsen, J Roberts, A Chivell, T Clifford (sk). C Bown, R McPharlin, M Northcott, P Thompson (sk). Balaklava White v Port Wakefield Gold at Port Wakefield. Cars: Thirds. H Hebisch, J Lee, B Philp, H Philp (sk). Z Guy, N Olsen, M Olsen, J Olsen (sk). B Moffat, S Guy, R Hillman, K Harkness. Balaklava Blue v Balaklava Red at home. L Day, R Greensheidls, G Palmer, P McPharlin (sk). D Phieffer, J McPhalin, D Cottle, R Barr (sk). L Braddock, D Anderson, D Beare, C Milton (sk). Balaklava Red v Balaklava Blue: T Whittaker, N Sampson, K Ackland, C Cowan (sk). C Stewart, J Milton, K Catford, B Hogben (sk). R May, A Barr, C Welke, K cottle (sk). Bar: P Thompson, T Clifford, S Cowan. Chicken Wheel: M Northcott. Afternoon tea: K Lamond, J Clifford, G Chapman. OWEN. Division One: Owen v Mallala at Mallala. R Uppill, B Diehl, B Duncan, N Harkness (sk). B Parker, I Freebairn, G Bubner, K Warnes (sk). G Marshman, P Freebairn, G Harkness and T Harkness (sk). Cars: Thirds. Division Two. Owen v Tarlee at Owen. R Hill, W Hodgetts, J Marshman, C Hocking (sk). L Hean, P McIntyre, A TIller, L Beaty (sk). A Wandel, D Lauricella, W Hocking, P Sullivan (sk).

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Hamley Bridge takes the honours against Riverton The feature Division One clash between Hamley Bridge and Riverton last weekend was a close affair with Hamley Bridge getting over the line by eight shots with two rinks up. Comfortable victories were recorded by Mallala, Port Wakefield and Balaklava in the remaining matches leaving only three sides undefeated after two rounds. After this weekend’s round in Division One, there should only be two undefeated sides left as Balaklava hosts Hamley Bridge in one of the matches. These two sides have had epic battles in recent seasons with the home side usually making use of the home green advantage to take the points. This trend should continue on this occasion with Balaklava favoured to retain their unbeaten run. Owen’s match against Mallala is of equal importance as should Mallala win, as well as Port Wakefield and Riverton, the gap between Owen and the leading sides will widen significantly and it is only the start of the season. As mentioned above, Port Wakefield and Riverton are favoured to win their respective matches. Division One – 18 October 2008: Hamley Bridge 67(10) (A. O’Brien 21, D. Rex 23, B. Smith 23) def. Riverton 59(2) (N. Rogers 22, M. Griffiths 18, B. Mullins 19); Mallala 81(12) (I. Stuart 25, P. Furst 33, K. Roberts 23) def. Wasleys 51(0) (W. Grady 24, L. Ryan 11, F. Steggles 16); Port Wakefield 77(12) (A. Fontaine 24, G. McPharlin 29, R. McQuire 24) def. Owen 55(0) (T. Harkness 17, K. Warnes 21, N. Harkness 17); Balaklava 70(10) (T. Clifford 30, P. Thompson 18, B. Taylor 22) def. Tarlee 50(2) (I. Rohde 11, D. Branson 21, M. Ransom 18). Standings: Balaklava 22 +50, Hamley Bridge 22 +49, Port Wakefield 22 +25, Riverton 14 +39, Mallala 14 +27, Tarlee 2 -67, Owen 0 -52, Wasleys 0 -71. Division One – 25 October 2008: Mallala vs Owen, Port Wakefield vs Tarlee, Riverton vs Wasleys, Balaklava vs Hamley Bridge Division 2 Asimilar situation to Division One is noted in Division Two with only three sides remaining undefeated after two rounds. Mallala White upset the more fancied Hamley Red by one shot while elsewhere Owen had a narrow win over Riverton White and Port Wakefield Gold took the points over Balaklava Red despite having only one rink up.

Season opens for past presidents

Games manager Alan Helps – Mallala; president Doug Maylin – Two Wells, with the winning team, Terry Dixon of Mintaro, Trevor Secomb of Gawler, Lorraine Dixon of Mintaro, and Vern Atyeo of Gawler. The match this weekend that will attract most attention is leaders Balaklava White’s clash against Port Wakefield Gold. A close tussle is likely in this encounter. A number of other Division Two matches could possibly result in upset wins by less fancied sides creating added interest in the rounds to be played over coming weeks. Division Two – 18 October 2008: Port Wakefield Gold 79(8) (A. Williams 20, R. McGregor 21, A. Carslake 38) def. Balaklava Red 67(4) (C. Cowan 26, B. Hogben 25, K. Cottle 16); Riverton Black 69(10) (A. Lee 18, B. Prime 33, R. Schulz 18) def. Tarlee 61(2) (J. Tayler 27, D. Heathfield 17, D. Rohde 17); Owen 67(10) (L. Beaty 29, P. Sullivan 24, W. Hocking 14) def. Riverton White 64.75(2) (L. Huckauff 14, R. Hannaford 23, J. Glistak 27.75); Hamley White 93(10) (V. Healy 42, L. Stott 19, I. Parr 32) def. Mallala Black 51(2) (B. Smith 11, J. Evans 26, G. Donlon 14); Balaklava White 12(12) def. Wasleys 0(0) [Forfeit]; Mallala White 64(10) (P. March 22, K. McDonald 24, G. Forrest 18) def. Hamley Red 63(2) (I. Ferguson 21, D. French 15, A. Fyfe 27); Balaklava Blue 82(11) (C. Milton 21, P. McPharlin 36, R. Barr 25) def. Port Wakefield Blue 46(1) (M. Manners 21, T. Jones 12, A. Brown 13). Standings: Balaklava White 22 +16, Balaklava Blue 21 +50, Riverton Black 20 +31, Hamley White 18 +49, Port Wakefield Gold 18 +25, Hamley Red 14 +47, Balaklava Red 14 +9, Owen 14 -4.75, Mallala White 12 -13, Riverton White 4 -25.25, Mallala Black 4 -46, Port Wakefield Blue 3 -57, Wasleys 2 -27, Tarlee 2 -56 Division Two – 25 October 2008: Port Wakefield Gold vs Balaklava White, Wasleys vs Hamley White, Balaklava Blue vs Balaklava Red, Owen vs Tarlee, Riverton Black vs Mallala White, Hamley Red vs Port Wakefield Blue, Mallala Black vs Riverton White – John Glistak, Secretary, Wooroora Men’s Bowling Association.

Forty four members of the Lower North Bowls Past Presidents Association, held their opening day at Two Wells recently. Two new members were inducted by president Doug Maylin, and after a very satisfying lunch provided by the Two Wells Club, two games were played. Other games this season will be against Southern, Yorke Peninsula, Metropolitan, and Lower Murray, followed by a carnival in Adelaide during April. Membership is open to any bowler, man or woman, who is a past president of a Bowling Club or association. Clubs included in the branch are from Clare and Snowtown to Barossa, Gawler, and Two Wells. For more information contact the secretary, John Tayler ph/fax 08 8528 5306.

Successful fundraiser for Mallala Bowling Club Mallala Bowling Club held a fundraising dinner last Friday night at Mallala Football Club. Julie Griffith, Muffy Stuart and Evytte Jenkins, of Mallala Bowling Club, took care of the catering

for the night, with 145 people attending. The evening included guest speaker, former SANFL football champion Robert Oatey, telling about his life from the time he

Keith Charleson and Shirley Sanders of Mallala Bowling Club with guest speaker Robert Oatey.

started school, and the mentors in his life, in education, tennis and football. A great night was enjoyed by all, enabling the club to raise more than $3000.

Mallala Bowling Club ladies Muffy Stuart, Julie Griffiths and Evytte Jenkins take a break from catering.

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Two Wells White 39 draw Mallala Red 39. M Maylin 27 d Y Curnow 17. R Jenkin 22 d S Underwood 12. Hamley Bridge 34 d Two Wells Red 32. N Fyfe 20 d M Gameau 10. B Molloy 22, d L Moloney 14. Mallala Black 39 d Mallala White 35. C Kinng 29 d M Marshman 11. F Dunstan 24 d B Roney 10. Balaklava Red 48 d Balaklava Gold 36. L Barr 20 d C Goldney 17. L Harkness 28 d K Catford 19. Port Wakefield 42 d Owen 32. B Harkness 22 d H Hayes 17. B McQuire 25 d G Wandel 10. Balaklava Green Bye. Premiership Table Hamley Bridge 28 (+26) Balaklava Gold 20 (+23) Port Wakefield 18 (+9) Mallala Red 15 (-14) Balaklava Red 12 (+2) Mallala White 12 (-7) Mallala Black 8 (-7) Balaklava Green 8 (-18) Two Wells White 7 (-5) Two Wells Red 2 (-18)

NORTHERN LIGHT WOMEN’S BOWLING ASSOCIATION Premiership table, Thursday October 16, 2008 Side Saddleworth Blue Robertstown Green Watervale Riverton Black Auburn Black Burra Green Booborowie Mintaro Hallett Spalding Riverton Green Burra Gold Burra Red Auburn Red Riverton Blue Tarlee Robertstown Gold Saddleworth Gold

Points 8 8 8 8 8 8 6 6 4 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Shots +/(-) 29 19 17 16 11 2 3 1 0 0 (1) (3) (2) (11) (16) (17) (19) (29)

ABOVE LEFT: Barry Smith, Hamley Bridge division one skipper asks for a line. ABOVE: Tim Reynolds, Hamley Bridge division one aims up. LEFT: Mal Durdin, Hamley Bridge helps his team mate out with the positioning of the bowls during a division one game.

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LEFT: Balaklava division two skipper Brian Hogben advises a team mate. RIGHT: Sandra Franks, Kapunda sends one down. BELOW RIGHT: Andrew Clark, division one Riverton bowler in action. BELOW: Pam Gillie, Paskeville.

ABOVE: Pam Durbridge, Port Wakefield. BELOW: Riverton’s division one bowler Andy Lamond.

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The Plains Producer, Wednesday October 22, 2008


weekly guide to weather and agricultural services

SAFF warning on grain levy The South Australian Farmers Federation has warned grain traders not to omit paying levies during the sale process. Legislation in South Australia provides for the collection of levies to support the activities of the SAFF Grains Council and grains research and development in SA. Tom Saint, SAFF Grains Council treasurer, said: “This legislation requires a purchaser of grain, in the initial sale of the grain by the grower, to deduct 25 cents per tonne from the amount payable under the contract of sale.

“It appears not all grain traders are aware of their legal obligations to collect this amount,” Mr Saint said. Notices were published in the South Australian Government Gazette on August 28 prescribing the following amounts to be deducted from the proceeds of sales of all grain grown in the 2008/2009 season: • five cents per tonne for the SAFF Grains Council and • 20 cents per tonne for the SouthAustralian Grains Industry Trust Fund (SAGIT).

Olsen fellowship to Kimba farmer

“While growers may notify the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries if they do not consent to paying, fortunately most grain growers realise the importance of these levies,” Mr Saint said. “When grain growers sell any grain, they should remind buyers they are required to remit deductions to the Minister ofAgriculture, Food and Fisheries no later than 21 days after payment is made to the grower. Otherwise the Minister could use the courts to recover any amount not paid.

Kimba farmer, Brook Seal, 24, has won the 2008 Agricultural Bureau of SA Peter Olsen Fellowship or Young Farmers. He was recognised for a trial of sheep covers on his family’s 5,000 acre property. Mr Seal, who manages his family’s farm said winning the award was a privilege that would allow him to pursue his interests in sheep and wool production. “I plan to use the bursary to investigate the benefits of the sheep covers,” he said. “I’ll use them to cover my main flock of sheep after shearing and see if they help boost the quality of wool. The Peter Olsen Fellowship is open to young farmers aged between 18 and 35 who have been farming for at least the past 12 months. The $7,000 grant pays for courses, study tours or projects to enhance the skills of young farmers.

High yields in two new triticales Two new triticale varieties released recently in New South Wales are offering growers some high-yielding opportunities over established types. The new varieties – Bogong and Canobolas – named after eponymous mountains, are set to prove that when talking triticale, Everest isn’t the ultimate. ABB Seeds has exclusive commercial rights to the new varieties. ABB Seeds’ general manager, Garry Goucher, said both varieties

had very good resistance to field strains of rust and each had particular attributes for specific growing conditions. “Bogong has very high yield potential and is a widely adapted spring triticale that performs best in medium to high rainfall, or late maturing environments in South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria,” Mr Goucher said. “It produces large plump golden brown grain, much larger than Everest and it’s an ideal replacement for varie-

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ties such as Tahara, Kosciuszko and older types. “Canobolas is an early to mid-season maturing, awned grain triticale which matures one to two days faster than Everest and Treat and is equivalent to a mid-season wheat variety. Canobolas has supe-

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18 Scotland St, Balaklava $235,000

49 SHORT TCE. BALAKLAVA all offers considered $220,000


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Give Away to good home only. Rotty x Shepherd, male, 12 Months old. Please call James on 0430 292 599.

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11 Phillipps St Pt Wakefield $180,000

This 2 bedroom stone home is partly ren. & just waiting for you to add the finishing touches. Features include polished boards, refridg. A/C all set on a good sized block with dble garage, workshop & other storage. Make the most of the location only an hour to Adelaide.

SEC. 526 (HALBURY) BALAKLAVA offers presented $285,000 2.93ha block Great open plan 3 bedroom home with a new kitchen and beautiful views of the adjoining natural and rural lands. Heaps of room for motor bikes, horses or just sit back and enjoy the space on your own.

4 Robinson St. Balaklava


This 2 bedroom cottage has a new kitchen & ren. bathroom with the bonus of built-ins in the bedrooms, secure carport with roller door & fantastic separate rumpus room with S/S air con. & TV connection. Its situated only minutes from the schools& would make an ideal Ist home or investment.

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HAMLEY BRIDGE - modern, single bedroom unit with lounge, kitchen, laundry, undercover parking, reverse cycle air conditioning. Rent $75 per week. Equity scheme available. Bond and references required. Phone: 8528 2236. Close to facilities. Seniors preferred.

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AUCTION: November 15 - 11am Roomy Stone home on large 1090m2 allotment, 3 Bdrms, formal lounge has combustion heat and R/C A/C, Country kitchen has wood stove, gas hot plates, electric wall oven, plenty of cupboard & bench space, Dining Room, sun room, neat wet areas. Shed and workshop, mains and rainwater tank. Walk to shops and schools. WEB REF: 105166506

Raine & Horne - 92 Main St, Kapunda Colin Schwartz 0409 934 942 Phone: 8566 3399 Fax: 8566 3911

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Mobile: 0433 010 934 • EFTPOS

Consulting Fridays 9am to 1pm at Balaklava Ambulance Station

List your property with Elders and receive expert advise from the largest, most experienced rural estate company in Australia. Contact Graeme Hann, your local rural sales specialist in the Lower North at Elders on 8521 0302, 0417 814 659, fax 8524 8311 or email

We request that all residents with remote water connections help us protect your system by ensuring they are buried underground. Any queries on this matter should be directed to Council’s Infrastructure Coordinator on 8527 2196 between 7.30am and 4.00pm weekdays. John Tillack - Manager Infrastructure and Engineering Services

A.B.N. 57 008 156 769 RL 40080

8853 2088


The NRM Plan provides a blueprint for managing land, water, biodiversity, marine and coastal environments in our region, and your feedback will help to determine the final content of the NRM Plan.

Darren Davey & Rodney Burgess

The ‘Drop in’ and Briefing sessions will be held at the following times:


Roof Seal Rural

8566 2922 Obligation Free Quotes

Pt Wakefield, Mallala & Two Wells Physio Appointments & enq.

8862 2200 or 0448 862 222 Introducing

Kylie Button Massage Therapist

Re Roofing

Includes gutters and downpipes

Roof Restoration

Includes Iron and tile

Roller Shutters

Block out the heat

Blinds •Canvas •Shade View •PVC •Ziptrack

0428 359 394

Lower Light

Septic Suckers 7 Days Service!

Drive Seal Concrete Surface Free whirly bird with all roofing orders over $1,000. conditions apply

Draft Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Plan Clare irrigators are invited to attend a public Briefing Session and/or a ‘Drop In’ Session to hear about, and provide input to, the Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management (NRM) Plan.

Drop In Session 10am - 4pm Friday 24 October Primary Industries and Resources of SA SARDI Room 9 Old Main Road, CLARE Briefing Session (day) 1pm - 4pm Wednesday 12 November Clare Golf Club White Hut Road, CLARE Briefing Session (evening) 7pm - 9.30pm Wednesday 12 November Clare Golf Club White Hut Road, CLARE For more information, please phone the NRM Plan Information Line on 1300 558 026, or contact the Board on 8636 2361. Copies of the document and feedback forms can be downloaded from the Board’s website at This public meeting meets the provisions of Section 79 of the SA NRM Act 2004.

Phone Roger: 0428 419 133



Under Section 221 of the Local Government Act 1999 property owners who have installed a remote water connection are responsible for the maintenance of the system and for repairing any damage irrespective of how this damage was caused.


For appointments phone

(Incorporating Devin Baum Conveyancing) In association with: • Jenkins Anderson Allard, Solicitors • Greg Anderson LL.B, Solicitor • Kim Shaw J.P., Registered Conveyancer

8 North Street, Auburn SA 5451 P: 8849 2444 F: 8849 2419 E:

Council has commenced its annual fuel reduction program via the slashing of vegetation on many roadsides. As tractormounted slashers are used to undertake this work it is imperative that all remote water connections adhere to the specifications outlined in Council’s “Standard Specification for Excavation and Reinstatement of Services Under Council Controlled Land”.

(conditions apply)

Dr Daryl R Brown

> Property Transfers > Business Settlements > Leases > Plans of Division > Family Farm Transfers > All LTO Applications

A remote water connection is one where SA Water has provided a meter on the nearest water main and the property owner has installed a pipe between the meter and their property. Permits from Council are required prior to the installation of remote services but there are instances where no authorisation has been obtained.

Any Skip


Mid North Conveyancers

Slashing of Vegetation and Remote Water Connections





Blyth Cinema




Tickets: •Adults $10 •Con/Stu $7.50 •Child $5 •Family tickets $25 (2 +2) extra child $2.50 ✓ Full Dolby digital surround sound ✓ Candy bar ✓ Air Conditioned BOOKINGS 8844 5175 - (BETWEEN 2PM - 5PM) Women’s and Children’s Hospital Balaklava Auxiliary

Melbourne Cup Luncheon TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4 11.30am at Balaklava Golf Club

Entertainment: Anne Rogers, Poet • Hat competition • Door prizes • Raffle • Sweeps Lucky $5 Tickets $20 to be booked with Nollene Grigg 8862 1440

Notice of Public Consultation Meeting

Dublin Gateway Treatments & Lions Park Concept Wednesday October 29, ‘08 - 7 pm Dublin Institute

• Supper provided Refinements of the initial design concepts will be presented for feedback and consideration by the Community of Dublin This project is jointly funded by Council and Planning SA’s Better Places for People program For further information please contact Henri Mueller 8527 2006 Balaklava Community Arts presents

EMMA HORWOOD - Soprano -

ALEX TSIBOULSKI - Classical Guitarist -

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 16 - 1.30PM •45 tickets only - tickets $25 •Refreshments •Tickets available from Langdon’s Shoe Store, Balaklava Enquiries Di Spence - 8862 2113

Are you Interested in Broadband?

If you are a local business owner, healthcare provider, resident, internet service provider, communications or computer company, local or state government representative you are welcome to ATUG’s FREE information event. Learn about broadband and communications in your area, and have your questions answered at: October 23 2008 Blyth Cinema/Town Hall From 6:00pm to 8:00pm October 24, 2008 Clare Valley Public Library From 10:00am to 2:00pm For more information, visit:

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Specialising in the eradication of ... ✓ Flies, Fleas, misc. pests ✓ Rats & Mice ✓ White Ants ✓ Cockroaches ✓ Spiders ✓ Weed spraying FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTES

Main North Road, Clare Phone: 8842 2001 A/h: 8844 5041 Toll Free: 1300 856 263 Mobile 0418 859 195


are now available from the S.W.A.P. Shop, Balaklava, for the cottages which are being built on the corner of George Street and Gwy Terrace, Balaklava. These cottages are suitable for low income, elderly and disabled people. They are being built as a joint venture with Affordable Housing, Balaklava Church of Christ and the S.W.A.P. Shop. Applications closing date Friday November 7

In concert in Courthouse Gallery

FREE Community Update

The Australian Telecommunications Users Group (ATUG) will be visiting Blyth on its 2008 national Regional Communications Roadshow.

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15 Moore Street, Blyth SA (opp. Medika Gallery)

•Then She Found Me (M) ★ ★ ★ ★ Romance/Drama-Colin Firth, Helen Hunt, - Fri Oct 24, pm • Iron Man (M) ★ ★ ★ ★ Action movie - Robert Downey, Gwyneth Paltrow - Sat Oct 25, 8pm - Fri Oct 31, 8pm • Lucky Miles (MA) ★ ★ ★ ★ Australian Drama - Movie Club selection $10 - Wed Oct 29, 6.30pm • What Happens in Vegas (M) ★ ★ ★ Romance/Comedy - Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher - Sat Nov 1, 8pm - Fri Nov 7, 8pm • Melbourne Cup - Tues Nov 4 from 2pm. Entry $2

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Health Comm. Lic. No. 12



The Townships & Hinterland DPA proposes revised structure plans, buffers around each township boundary and consistent policies to support quality future development.

Training and industry links to hospitality work

Community Information Evenings Will explain the proposed changes and how you can comment. Refreshments provided.

✓ RSA ✓ Gaming ✓ Coffee Making ✓ Kitchen and more Limited places available

The SA Works in the Region is an initiative of the Government of South Australia and is delivered in partnership with the Yorke Regional Development Board

Contact Angie Tucker: 8821 3355 or 0417 801 083 Email:

EASTERN EYRE DELVING invite all clients and interested people to a

Delving Crop Walk FRIDAY OCTOBER 24 Nantawarra Hall - meeting at 9.00am to inspect results of delving done this season.

Phone: Bill ButterďŹ eld 0427 375 094 Matt Lienert 0427 292 254

Make some extra cash by placing your ‘for sale’ item in front of around 7000 readers every week with The Plains Producer’s great new classified deal. That’s 7000 potential buyers each week.

Advertise until it sells for only



Phone 8862 1977 *Conditions apply


1988 MAGNA GLX wagon, manual, power steering, air conditioning, in good condition, reg no. UKS 626, $1,200. Phone 8868 3102 or 0439 279 788. 1992 MAGNA Verada V6, sedan, only 168,000 kms, air conditioning, overdrive, power steering, cruise control, electric windows, CD stacker, 10 months rego, in good condition, reg no. VGX 602, $3,000. Phone: 8529 2004. 300 IRRIGATION pipes 2â€?, 3â€?, & 4â€? most w/- Sprinkler & rises. Scarifyer spring Tyne width 9ft- 6â€?. 2 Tool bars and Tynes 7ft-6â€? and 10ft. Manual Bin Tipper. 2 steel rollers. 2 mould board ploughs. 1935 horse drawn 2 blade skimmer (museum piece). Prices negotiable Ph: 8298 7155. BALAKLAVA High School has Triticale hay & wheaten chaff for sale, hay $77 including GST roll and chaff $18 including GST bag. Phone 0417 768 303. BOAT 4.8m Savage Tasman 70hp Johnson 1/2 cab, canopy, side clears, full stern covers, Brooker tilt trailer, marine radio, ďŹ sh finder, compass, am/fm radio, SS bow rail, new fuel tanks, new anchor. Boat & trailer registered till 2009. $6,500 ono. Ph: a/hrs 8528 2442 mob. 0412 819 731. CAMPER trailer, 1995, cub supamatic, 2 burner stove, 3 way fridge, sink, double bed, rack on top, tows easily with 4 cylinder car, good condition, $6,000 o.n.o. Phone 8254 7154 or 0400 263 623.

Virginia Horticultural Centre Old Port WakeďŹ eld Rd, Virginia Monday October 20 - 6pm

to obtain or update skills in:

available across the Yorke Peninsula with accredited training in Yorketown and Kadina

Angle Vale, Virginia & One Tree Hill Development Plan Amendment (DPA)

Make some extra cash!

Angle Vale Primary School Gymnasium Fradd Road, Angle Vale Wednesday October 22 - 6pm One Tree Hill Institute Hall Blacktop Hill Road, One Tree Hill Thursday October 23 - 6pm

You Belong, You Fit & You Count! SMALL GROUPS


Your opportunity to comment Written submissions will be accepted until Thursday December 11, 2008.

Youth United is a venture of the Balaklava Christian Churches

All submissions should be addressed to the City of Playford Chief Executive OfďŹ cer and indicate whether you wish to speak at a public hearing.

PLEASE CONTACT Melanie Evans 0427 796 970 (girls) Lee Cunningham 0429 621 143 (boys)

Submissions received will be available for inspection at the Playford Civic Centre from 12th December 2008 until the public hearing.

A public hearing will be held date amended 6pm Wednesday December 17, 2008 City of Playford Council Chambers Playford Civic Centre, Elizabeth Centre. The public hearing will not be held if no submission indicates an interest in speaking. Townships & Hinterland DPAs are available at: • Playford Civic Centre, 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth • Munno Para Library, Munno Para Shopping City, Main North Road. • Hard copies can be purchased for $5. Tim Jackson Chief Executive OfďŹ cer Dated: October 16, 2008


PAPER DRIVE Friday Oct 31 2pm - Blyth

Saturday Nov 1 8.30am - Balaklava, Owen, Mallala & Pt Wakefield Neat tied bundles but magazines & flyers separate if possible. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT

The Plains Producer, Wednesday October 22, 2008

Phone 8862 1977 fax 8862 1997 email For Sale

1977 Ford F100, tray top, 351, manual, dual fuel, air conditioner, reg SXJ 644, CD player, Sunrasia wheels, $7,500, firm. Phone: 0408 804 238. COMMODORE VS sedan. Nothing to spend, very reliable, reg no. VSC 893, $3,000. Phone 0428 662 232. DINING table brand new in box, solid pine pecan finish, country style, turned legs, 210 cm x 105 cm, $450, can email photos. Ph Rebekah 0417 889 364. FALCON XF, GL ute, 4.1 alloy head, auto, dual fuel, bull bar, tow bar, tonneau cover, tradie’s rack, reg January 2009, reg no. XTJ 993, $4,500 neg. Ph: 8862 2272. HOLDEN Commodore VK, auto, LPG, recon motor, approx 30,000 kms, new starter motor, new alternator, new water pump, reasonable condition for age, reg no. WUL 330, $900 o.n.o. Phone Peter 8862 1580. HYUNDAI Excel, 1999, low kms, motor, 5 speed manual, mags, body kit, needs work, $2,200 o.n.o. Phone 0447 031 182. MITSUBISHI Lancer, 1997, 5 speed manual, white coupe, 164,000 kms, CD player, air conditioning, well maintained, economical, $5,200 o.n.o. Reg no. WBD 213, Balaklava. Phone: 0409 674 132. NORTH Star 20 tonne log splitter, professionally, made towable , over $2,000 new, $1,000 o.n.o. Ring 8862 1575.

NO HOT WATER? Phone your Hot Water Specialist!

•Leaking Taps/Toilets •Blocked Drains/Septic Connections •Replacement Units/Elements/Valves No Call Out Fee/ Pensioner Discounts


Peter Thompson Plumbing Contractor Home 8862 1285 - Mobile 041 889 6808

Workshop Manager - Mechanic Salary Based 48k Buses R Us requires an experienced person to assist in our daily operation of our bus and coach business based in Balaklava - Salisbury North depots. If you have the following criteria please call today. • Strong time management skills • Able to meet costing • Able to complete associated reports on time • Have own tools • HR-MR licence required but not essential • Able to work Monday - Friday + call outs • and have two references. Please contact Mr Geoff Grantham Managing Director on (08) 8285 6900 or email

QUAD bike 250 cc, semi automatic, $2,999. Phone 0428 890 107. RIDE-ON mower - Greenfield, 13 hp, 32” cut, shuttle drive, deluxe seat, 220 hours, excellent condition $2,000. Ph 0428 277 034. TRAILER - 6’x5’, tray top, all new axles and brakes, 16” Toyota wheels, as new condition, $1,650. Ph : 0428 105 818. UTE, 1995 Commodore, V6, auto, long wheel base, 200,000 + kms, tidy, reduced to $7,000 o.n.o. Reg no. WCU 186. Phone 0403 529 372.

70th Birthday

ROBERTS - Mary. Love and best wishes on your 70th Birthday on Thursday. From Ken, Jenny, Gavin, Jamie, Steven, Kirsty, Stuart, Helen, Megan, Alice, James and Janice.

APP. Marriage

ARBON - HUDSON. Keaton would like to announce that his mummy Hollie and daddy Wade are getting married at Moonta Bay on Saturday October 25. Love and best wishes from both families.

Thank you

ON behalf of Lions Club Balaklava District: thanks to the community and district for great support from members and volunteers on Saturday and Sunday of our Lions Monster Auction, October 10 & 11. We could not do it without your help and donations. They money will be divided between Mill Court and Ira Parker Nursing Home Tranquillity Garden, when the final commissions are tallied. Thank you from all members and partners.

wanted to buy

COLLECTOR - will pay cash for old clocks and watches, going or not. Can pick up. Phone 0412 958 664. GATES - crockery, old glassware. Phone 8842 3032. HORSES unwanted, top prices, cash, any types, Ph 8524 3640 or 0414 546 217.

Situations Vacant

Bobcat Operator • Part time • Experience necessary

To be successful, it would be an advantage to have a comprehensive knowledge of the Dog and Cat Management Act; Local Government Act; Fire & Emergency Services Act; Road Traffic Act & Australian Road Rules; Impounding Act; Environment Act (Burning Policy); Expiation of Offences Act; Development Act; Council ByLaws, Policies & Procedures. Salary will be negotiated dependent on skills and experience. Council’s General Inspector works in accordance with conditions contained in our workplace ASU Enterprise Agreement. Preferred applicant will be required to undertake a medical assessment as part of Council’s OHSW&IM policy. Job and Person Specification is available by contacting Tammy Nicholls on 8862 0800 or via our website Further information can be obtained by contacting Elca McCarthy. Applications, marked Private and Confidential and addressing the criteria, should be directed to: Elca McCarthy Environmental Services Manager Wakefield Regional Council PO Box 167 BALAKLAVA SA 5461 Or via email: To be received by 5 Pm Friday, 7 November 2008.



Port Wakefield Area Phone 0408 839 763

A vacancy exists within the Clare & Gilbert Valleys Customer Service team for a person who has an interest in a customer service role and enjoys working with people.

Expression of interest

The successful applicant will have a strong commitment to Customer relations and experience in interacting with the general public, including interpreting and resolving enquiries, is essential. An appreciation and experience with office administrative practices, use of the internet, and computing concepts including database maintenance, will be highly regarded.

• Full time • Experience necessary

School Bus Driver LP Accreditation

Our depot in Balaklava requires casual driver to cover holidays and sickness periods. If you excel in the following areas please contact us today. • Neat clean appearance • Strong customer service skills • Mechanical understanding • On call ability Monday to Friday during school terms • DECS driver authority is necessary Assistance maybe consider to train a driver in this area should you meet a SA police clearance. Contact us via Business Manager Mr Adam Penhall 29 Playford Crescent, Salisbury North SA 5108 email:

General Inspector

Previous experience in handling dogs will be highly regarded along with dealing in enforcement issues.


Customer Service Officer

Buses R U is equal opportunity employer, smoke free work environment.

Due to a vacancy arising Council requires a committed individual who can provide high quality inspectorial services, which include dog control, traffic management, bushfire prevention and Council By-Laws, and will include afterhours call-out.


Remuneration will be Level 2 in accordance with Council’s Collective Agreement. The position is based in Council’s Clare office. Enquiries and requests for the job description to be directed to Ms Leanne Kunoth, on 8842 6400 email: or Council’s website www.claregilbertvalleys. Your application must address the Person Specification, include the names of at least two current business referees, and be received by Friday November 7, 2008, addressed Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council 4 Gleeson Street CLARE 5453 Roy Blight Chief Executive Officer



CELLARHAND POSITIONS Taylors Wines Pty Ltd is a successful & innovative family owned company producing premium wines for the domestic and export market. Taylors Wines is seeking applicants for several casual positions for Vintage 2009. We are seeking self-motivated, reliable people who have attention to detail and the willingness to work in a team environment. Taylors Wines welcome applicants who are keen to learn new skills and therefore, Cellar experience is not essential. The Vintage Cellarhand duties include: • Fruit Processing • Forklift Operations • Fermentation Operations • Barrel Operations • General Cellar Operations Telephone inquiries may be directed to Ashley on 08 8849 1153 or ashleyk@ Applications should be addressed: Vintage Cellarhand Positions Taylors Wines P.O. Box 90 Auburn S.A. 5451 Applications Close Friday November 7, 2008.

If you want to work with a team of professionals and have a passion for excellent records management and customer service, an exciting opportunity exists to work with this strategic and vibrant Council. The Records Management Officer will be responsible for the administration and maintenance of a secure, accurate and complete records management system that meets legislative and Council requirements. Key duties include sorting, classifying, registering and distributing all incoming correspondence including archival, retrieval, and disposal of Council records in accordance with the State Records Act 1997 and Regulations 1998 and Local Government Disposal Schedule. The successful applicant will have experience in records administration, competency in computer and keyboard skills, understanding of an electronic document management system and ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality. Experience in a local government role will be highly regarded. Remuneration will be Level 3 in accordance with Council’s Collective Agreement. The position is based in Council’s Clare office. Enquiries and requests for the job description to be directed to Ms Leanne Kunoth, on 8842 6400 email: or Council’s website www.claregilbertvalleys. Your application must address the Person Specification, include the names of at least two current business referees, and be received by Friday November 7, 2008, addressed Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council 4 Gleeson Street CLARE 5453 Roy Blight Chief Executive Officer

Real Estate

The Plains Producer, Wednesday October 22, 2008 RLA 150881



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Land from $56,950, House & land from $189,950

5PQWBMVFJO1IJMMJQTTUSFFUIPNF WITH its three bedrooms and two separate living areas, this versatile home at 25 Phillips street, Balaklava, is great buying at $220,000. The formal lounge/dining area is complemented by a discreetly placed built-in bar. The conveniently located kitchen services both the dining area and family room and boasts ample bench and cupboard space. Also centrally positioned, the tiled bathroom and separate toilet are handy to the bedrooms.

The good sized laundry has access to the back yard and is tucked away out of sight. Families will love the paved pergola area. Other features are reverse cycle air conditioning and stacks of storage space in the passage. The garage has an automatic roller door. This well presented property is priced to sell. • Inspect now through Butterfield Agencies. Phone 8862 2172. (RLA 150 881).


$4,000 - Stamp Duty Rebate $21,000 - New Home Grant for 1st home buyers.

Applies to new homes as below & house & land packages


FROM $189,950

THE house at 25 Phillips street,Balaklava is for sale at $220,000.

New: 7 x 2 bedroom community lot units. Floor coverings, blinds, heating/cooling, carport with roller door, paved court yard. Completion end of October.





1 Kelly Street, Balaklava

FROM $242,950

New: 3 bedroom villa home. Double garage, auto roller door, oor coverings, blinds / curtains, heating/cooling, fenced, paved paths and patio, Stratco outback veranda, landscaped, rainwater tank. All complete, just move in.



le 22 Acres - 3 Tit

Under Instructions from ER Fischer

This 3 bedroom brick veneer home, plus sun room, has plenty to offer with a kitchen and more cupboards than you’ll need including linen press. Rainwater to kitchen and ceiling fans throughout. The lounge has a reverse cycle air conditioner. Bathroom has bath and separate shower and huge laundry. Outside is a neat and tidy garden with carport, single garage with concrete floor and power connected. Garden shed for tools and chook house. Ideal home to just move into.


FROM $269,950

OWEN 1-3 YOUNGS ROAD Historical family property offers lifestyle, income & ambience. Return verandah sandstone homestead on 22 acres. 3 titles of holding paddocks & arable cropping land. Offers self sufficiency for horse/stock all year. High ceilings, wide hallways, central kitchen, dining, 2 bathrooms, large laundry & sunroom. Formal dining room with bar. Reverse cycle air conditioner & gas heating. 4 very large bedrooms & separate study. Ceiling fans throughout, well insulated. Lead light feature glass & 7 inch Baltic pine floors. New colourbond roof & power updates. Stone work in excellent condition. Mains & rain water. Double carport plus 2 bay workshop. Barn, implement shed, shearing shed with stand & steel yards, stables, chemical shed, chook house & 7 fenced paddocks. Share farming available.

AUCTION Saturday November 1 at 9.30am - 1 Kelly Street, Balaklava Landmark Balaklava - 8862 1000

Geoff Knappstein 0407 790 210 or Mel Haynes 0408 086 021


1 Kelly Street, Balaklava

Westinghouse Fridge, Microwave, Kitchen canisters etc., Kitchen table & Chairs, Toaster oven, Pressure cooker, Saucepans, Cutlery, Crockery, Bowls etc., Fax Machine, Fan heater, Lounge suite & recliners, T.V., Numerous books, Bedroom suite (Double), 2 wardrobes, Dresser, 2 bedside cabinets, Double bed, Dresser, 2 bedside cabinets, 2 single beds, 2 fans, 2 sewing machines, Office chair, Various suitcases, Complete knitting machine, General linens, Vacuum cleaner, Washing machine, Sony sound system, Clothes dryer, Recliner, T.V., Step ladder, Wooden table, 2 seater garden setting, Ironing board and iron, Various pot plans and containers, General garden items. CLEARING SALE immediately following house sale Saturday November 1 Landmark Balaklava - 8862 1000



BOTH $289,950 New: 4 bedroom home under construction. Completion at the end of October.

Auction November 8, 2008 - 3pm on site Contact David Cook 0419 837 361 Internet ID: 105222790

Terms: Cash on day of Sale • Number System to Operate • ID will be required

Geoff Knappstein 0407 790 210 or Mel Haynes 0408 086 021

New: 3 bedroom, 2 living areas, very spacious courtyard home. Double garage with auto roller door Floor coverings, blinds / curtains, heating / cooling, fenced, paved paths and patio, landscaped, rainwater tank.All complete, just move in.


✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

22 George Street • Balaklava 5461 phone 8862 2172 • fax 8862 1280ďŹ eld



216 Main North Rd, Clare - Ph: 8842 2777

Opposite Country Target, Clare


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