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Tuned in! Another Eisteddfod success n HAMMING it up for Lisa Redpath’s camera are musical theatre contestants (from left) Tenayah Renshaw, Emily Taylor, Casey Michael and Vanessa Barry. n LEFT: The Fishbowl Boys stole the show at the finale concert, receiving a standing ovation. Results & report, pages 9–11 The praise flowed as richly as the music at the Balaklava Eisteddfod last weekend. “Never seen anything like it,” “we got it right,” and “the best ever,” were words used to describe Sunday’s finale concert, which showcased the winners of each of the sections from Friday and Saturday. About 2000 performers descended on Balaklava for the town’s thirteenth annual Eisteddfod, with more than 400 performances held in 10 venues throughout the town over two days.

By Karen Petney “It was like running 10 concerts at the same time,” Eisteddfod president, Bronny Cottle said. More than 120 volunteers were on hand to assist convenors run the event. “Without a doubt it was the best finale concert Balaklava has seen,” Bronny said. Highlights were The Fishbowl Boys and musical theatre champion, Tayla Coad.

Semi-finalist’s in the television show, Australia’s Got Talent, The Fishbowl Boys quartet, (who finished recording their first album on Friday night), were “sensational” and received a standing ovation from the sell out crowd at the Town Hall. Tayla won the hearts of the audience, especially Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Steven Griffiths, who she involved in her musical theatre performance “Popular” from ‘Wicked’. This year a record number of entries were

received, requiring an additional venue. With the town so busy it was difficult to find a place to rehearse, however one group used their initiative and were seen lying in the luggage compartment of their coach, playing their saxophones. Bronny said it was great to see the venues full and the town embrace the event, with many locals coming out to enjoy performances. This year many businesses decorated their windows with displays, which were enjoyed by hundreds of visitors who walked between venues.

Swine flu in schools SWINE flu or H1N1 virus has hit students at a number of schools in the district. Students from Balaklava, Owen, Kapunda, Snowtown, Hamley Bridge and other areas have been diagnosed. During the recent school holidays two students from Riverton and District High School contracted the flu – however they have since returned to school when cleared by their doctors.

Schools are informing parents via newsletters and in many cases enclosing a copy of a circular letter from the chief executive officer of the Department of Education and Children’s Services, Chris Robinson. The circular advises: “students or staff members confirmed as having the H1N1 virus should stay at home and follow the advice of their GP.” However, there is no need to stay away from

school unless flu like symptoms develop, or on the advice of their GP. Pregnant women, people with morbid obesity or with underlying health problems such as chronic illnesses, respiratory disease, diabetes or immune suppression are described as “vulnerable,” and may be at increased risk of complications from the illness. Attending public gatherings such as football matches, church and concerts is not discour-

aged during the “protect” phase. However people who are unwell should isolate themselves by staying away, helping to limit the spread of the illness. People who are deemed vulnerable should consider whether they attend large events as contact with large numbers of people can increase the risk of coming into contact with the infection. • How to avoid swine flu – page 2

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‘Punters’ should allow club to run its own race


ECENTLY I was almost inspired to write a “Letter to the Editor.” Then common sense prevailed. I know what problems letters to editors can cause. So I will have my say here instead. We have been expecting to be inundated here at the Producer office over a photograph and small report which appeared on page one of last week’s paper – and continued on page 15. So far, we have received none. Zero. Zip. This is surprising really, because in a small community gossip and innuendo drifts over the town like the dust on Balak show day. Everyone soon knows what has become the major discussion point about the town. I do hope it does not concern me! But my, how the tongues have been wagging on Wallace and George streets about the appointment of Adelaide entertainer Cat Southern as “the face” of the Balaklava Cup. I was expecting locals to fire up


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EDITOR with outraged comments to the Producer. Wrong again! It seems local opinion suggests Balaklava Racing Club should have named one of our home-grown nominees as the person to represent the club at functions and events in the lead-up to the Cup on Wednesday, September 2. There’s no denying these beautiful young women, featured in the Plains Producer over the past few

weeks, would represent the club admirably. Dare I ask, would a handsome young man have done likewise? The fact remains Balaklava Racing Club would have been looking for an identity who would help raise the profile of the club at functions in Adelaide. Someone who is well-known to the glitterati of the Adelaide social scene and a target for the paparazzi, if there is such a group in dear old Adders. Perhaps the club felt an Adelaide entertainer would have more success than a local woman. In fact, the club has taken this path in the past, with not a word from the people of this region. Out of sight, out of mind. By creating a home-grown “contest” through this newspaper, the club immediately placed it on the local radar. Nice to know people are reading the Plains Producer. But would there have been such an outcry if Cat Southern was pic-

tured on our front page in an outfit which didn’t reveal a teensy bit of cleavage and breast? Was it this, rather than the selection of Cat, which really got up the nose of locals? One would hope not. Surely we should allow freedom of choice and the club to run its own race. Let’s be grateful for the thousands of dollars it generates for the community each year and support its push to make Balaklava Cup day one of the very best social and racing events in South Australia. Certainly, everyone is entitled to an opinion and I am indeed fortunate to give mine each week. But, please, let’s just get behind the club and wish them every success on their big day. o In a recent column I used the phrase and headline: “A stranger is a friend we have yet to meet.” These were not my words; they were repeated from the start of a small poem discovered typed anonymously on a piece of paper

here at our office which I felt related to the subject at the time. We now know the poem had been one of several attached to the beanies which recently were created by local residents and sent to bushfire victims in Callignee, Victoria. The poem read: “A stranger is a friend we have yet to meet And I wish these things for you To keep your sense of hope each day and the ability to play To always pay attention to the dreams within your heart, And always have the faith to try to make a brand new start. To know there’s meaning in the things you choose to do And the certainty that you are cared about” A wonderful message to the people fighting back from the Victorian fires. From Fay Rowland, beanie knitter and a caring community person who is full of bright ideas – and one of the absolute treasures of Balaklava.

‘Don’t panic’ on swine flu Balaklavadoctor Tom Lemon confirmed swine flu was prevalent within the local community. However, he said there was no need for panic. “Realistically, it’s probably a mild case of the influenza virus we have the flu shots for each year,” Dr Lemon said. “But if you’re in a

high risk group you’re at risk of suffering complications.” Dr Lemon said anyone concerned should phone the hospital or doctor’s surgery. “We’re advising people that if they are not particularly unwell to stay at home and use common sense,” he said. “If someone is in a high risk group and is quite sick, they should

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MP warns of student changes Rural families are being urged to make a submission to the Senate Inquiry examining the impact of changes to the Independent Youth Allowance criteria. Federal MP for Grey, Rowan Ramsey, claims changes announced by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will make it impossible for some rural students to qualify for Independent Youth Allowance. Currently students can receive Independent Youth Allowance if they work at least 15 hours per week for two years or they earn more than $19,532 in an 18 month period since leaving school, enabling them to take a 12 month gap year before resuming tertiary education and qualifying for Youth Allowance. However, under the changes students will have to work for a minimum 30 hours per week for 18 months over a two year period. Written submissions are being accepted until August 7. For further information visit www. committee/rrat_ctte/rural_and_regional_education/index

Bronte joins Producer Bronte Hewett has joined the Plains Producer’s editorial staff. Bronte, 21, holds a Bachelor of Arts in writing and creative communication from UniSA, with emphasis on editing and publishing. Bronte, who lives in Two Wells, will report on news from the Producer’s southern circulation area, highlighting local personalities. Bronte grew up in Alice Springs and has been in Adelaide since 2005, apart from a 10 month stint in Europe. “I am looking forward to discovering more about local people,” Bronte said. “I enjoy sport, so I am hoping to feature many of our sporting personalities.” Community clubs and organisations from the southern areas of the Adelaide Plains can contact Bronte on 8862 1977 or email bronte@ • UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT – Plains Producer special feature, Pages 14–17.

wards, councillors change:

New council boundaries Wakefield Regional Council elected members will represent an average of 610 electors each following the 2010 election. Council has made public the proposed new ward boundaries resulting from a review of council’s elector representation. There will be three councillors in the northern ward, which takes in Lake View, Snowtown, Lochiel, Bumbunga, Everard Central, Bowilia, Kybunga, Blyth, Hart, and Brinkworth. Central ward, which includes Balaklava, Hal-

bury and Hoyleton, will be represented by three elected members. The southern ward will have two councillors, and includes Hamley Bridge, Owen, Pinery, Alma, and is bounded in the north by Hoskins Corner. The western ward is also represented by two elected members, and covers the towns of Avon, Inkerman, Erith, Bowmans, Port Wakefield, Beaufort, Nantawarra, and Mount Templeton. The map and representor proposal can be viewed at

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Safety upgrade for death crossing

Aussie rules for our amigo Inigo

Drivers have been urged to take extra care at railway crossings following a double fatality at Bumbunga Crossing last Saturday afternoon. A man and woman lost their lives when their vehicle was hit by a train on the Lochiel to Blyth road at about 3.30pm. The impact split their ute in two, with the train dragging half of the ute almost a kilometre before the train came to a halt. A Bowhill man was killed along with his passenger, a woman whose identity is yet to be confirmed, but is believed to be from Greenwith. It was announced in March the Bumbunga crossing would be upgraded, including major works to the road and the installation of boom gates and lights. Former train driver Peter Robbins, of Balaklava, knows all too well the dangers of not stopping to check for trains. For 30 years he drove trains in South Australia, the Northern Territory, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. He was also the driver of a train when an accident occurred interstate, killing two people. “When you’ve got something that’s 1800 metres long and weighs in the vicinity of 5000 tonnes, it doesn’t tend to stop on a thrupence,” Mr Robbins said. Tests he participated in at Alice Springs showed it could

FORMER train driver, Balaklava’s Peter Robbins, warns of the dangers of rail crossing like that at Bumbunga (left). He said those who risked their lives by dicing with trains should consider those left behind. “It’s the most selfish thing you can do,” he said. “You leave behind a mess that other people have to clean up. “Grieving family, emergency workers who don’t really want to be picking up the mess, and most importantly, the innocent driver of the train.” Member for Frome, Geoff Brock, offered his sympathy to the victims’ families. “My thoughts too are with the train driver, rail personnel and the witness who now have to live with this trauma for life,” he said. Mr Brock urged road users to be more alert when approaching any level crossings even if flashing lights and boom gates were in place. “For your safety and that of your passengers, take an extra few seconds to slow down, stop and look,” he said.

take up to 3.5 kilometres for a train to stop when travelling at a high speed. “Regardless of the level crossing or area you are in, trains don’t and can’t stop quickly. “They’re a vehicle that can only go forwards or backwards.” Mr Robbins said it was important to realise train timetables were frequently changing, and just because there hadn’t been a train at a particular time of the day for some time it didn’t mean there wouldn’t be the next day. He also warned of the potential liability if a road user was found at fault, as many trains and railway lines were privately owned. “If you are involved in an accident all parties can and will sue to cover costs which run into millions,” Mr Robbins said.

INIGO GUISASOLA in action for United and at Balaklava high school. For young Spaniard Inigo Guisasola, the decision of where to experience a cultural exchange was easy. The 17-year old wanted to travel to Australia to discover the other side of the world. “I wanted to know more countries. “Australia was somewhere I didn’t know and I wanted to find out how it was,” Inigo said. Through the Southern Cross cultural exchange program, he has found himself at Balaklava High School for 11 weeks. And he hasn’t shied away from the Australian culture. One of his first weekends in Balaklava was spent playing his first game of Australian rules football for United senior colts. Unlike most of his countrymen, he does not play soccer. “In Spain I play rugby. I like the football in Australia.,” Inigo said. He tried his skill as

By Bronte Hewett an on-baller in last Saturday’s game. “It was rough. Rougher than rugby,” he said. Inigo will continue to play for the rest of his stay in Balaklava, and hopes he will kick a goal before he leaves. After spending a week in Sydney he relocated to Balaklava, and his impressions of Australia are good. He appears to have settled in to the school well and with his host family, Todd and Sonia Roberson. But he admits, “it’s very different to Spain.” The main differences include the amount of houses, compared to the apartment blocks at his village in Basque country in the north of Spain. He has also been enjoying agricultural studies at the high school, as this is not offered as a subject at home.



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Spray and chat! Farmers from across the district gathered at Cliff Fabry’s Long Plains property last Thursday for an information session on sprayers. Hosted by Lyndoch Motors, farmers were able to hear from the experts and inspect several sprayer setups. Pictured with the Hardi Commander S II Series are: (from left) Todd Daniel, Richard Fabry, Lachlan Hart, Robert Parker, Duncan McInerney (Lyndoch Motors), Wayne Helps, Geoff Helps, Phillip Winchester, and Trevor Pahl (Hardi Australia).

Hay outgrows, cane, grapes, cotton Several local farmers were among 250 Australian Fodder Industry Association members to meet in Fremantle last week for a conference hosted by the association. Balco marketing director, Murray Smith, is chair of the association’s export committee and a board member, and Balco holds general membership to AFIA. Mr Smith said the conference involved a cross section of people from across the industry, from growers, agronomists and dairy owners, to contractors and those in the domestic and export market. He said it was well attended and very successful, and urged hay growers who weren’t already members of AFIA to consider joining. “There’s so many benefits on industry matters like transport. “All those issues are handled by the

industry body, and the growers can have a problem and go to AFIA say ‘what can you do to help me’.” Mr Smith said the networks formed through AFIA were also of significant benefit to growers. Those attending the conference heard from a range of speakers covering all aspects of the fodder industry. The fodder care accreditation workshops were particularly informative, as contractors have been putting a lot of effort into quality control within the industry, according to Mr Smith. The conference came as the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) released a report showing the gross value of hay production exceeds that of sugar cane, wine grapes, and cotton. In the three years to 2006-07, the gross value of hay production averaged $1.4 billion, compared to $1.1 billion

each for sugar cane and wine grapes, and $0.9 billion for cotton. The livestock industries to which fodder is a substantial input averaged $15.3 billion in the same timeframe. The Australian Fodder Industry - An Overview of Production, Use and Trade, was released at the AFIA conference, and showed the use of purchased fodder had increased in the last 20 years, particularly in the dairy and feedlot sectors. Hay exports have more than doubled in the last 10 years. The report is available at www.rirdc. More information about AFIA can be found at Those from the area who travelled to Fremantle for the conference included Rob and Paula Saint, Jeff and Heather Curnow, Kelvin and Katrina Gameau, Peter and Jenny Irish, Lachlan and Brooke Wood, and Barton Dall.

The Curnows, Saints and Gameaus travelled together, with the women taking up the opportunity for wine tours, shopping and dining out while the men went about the official part of the trip. “It was very informative,” said Rob Saint. Of particular interest was the discussions with a guest speaker from a Saudi Arabian dairy, who said the country was looking at importing fodder from several countries including Australia. Other points of interest for the group were discussions about carbon trading and a workshop before the conference to complete their chem check accreditation and Fodder Care accreditation. Rob said he had been a member of AFIA for nine years, and this was his seventh conference. The conferences are held in a different state each year, with next year’s to take place in Adelaide.

Vandals strike Virginia school, club Virginia Primary School was vandalised during the school holidays, with graffiti marked, a bird bath destroyed, and a play equipment shed, buildings and the preschool yard also damaged. The damage was the worst caused to the school in 10 years. The netball club was also vandalised.


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CRIME STOPPERS 1800 333 000 and disobeying reasonable direction to avoid being apprehended. The 46-year-old was allegedly driving her vehicle on a rim after blowing a front tyre and refusing to stop for police. The woman was bailed to appear in Kadina Magistrates Court. • A Port Hughes man was reported for drink driving in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police allege the 22year-old had a breath alcohol concentration of 0.058 while driving on the Balaklava road. He was reported and issued with an expiation notice. • On Friday, July 24, Operation Corridor was conducted at the Port Wakefield weighbridge. It included personnel from DTEI compliance, SAPOL Drug Operations, heavy vehicles and neighbouring police officers. As a result, 38 traffic infringement notices were issued, 15 vehicles defected, eight drug tests conducted, one person reported for driving with

drugs in their system, nine people reported for drug related offences, and 512 alcohol tests conducted. No-one was detected drink driving and a drug dog searched several vehicles, resulting in three people being reported for possessing drugs and associated equipment. More than 160 heavy vehicles were also inspected.


• A 28-year-old Saddleworth man was arrested for allegedly drink driving on Friday night, and resisting arrest. He was stopped by police in Saddleworth after being observed leaving a local hotel. The man allegedly resisted attempts to be arrested and was later reported for driving with a breath alcohol concentration of more than four times over the legal limit at 0.213. Police said he wasn’t able to effectively control his vehicle, and the man’s licence was immediately disqualified. He will appear at Clare

Magistrates Court. Just hours later, a 27-year-old Riverton man was caught drink driving. His breath alcohol concentration was also 0.213, and his licence conditions had already been restricted to a zero breath alcohol concentration. The man’s licence was disqualified for a year and he will also appear in Clare Magistrates Court. Riverton officer-incharge, Brevet Sergeant Kelli Hersey, issued a stern reminder to drivers that not having far to go, being local, knowing the police officer or knowing others are drink driving was no defence for anyone drink driving. She said in 2008, 36 per cent of those who died on the roads had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05 per cent or higher, and most were three times the legal limit. Every 0.05 per cent increase above zero doubles the risk of crashing. Two Wells • Saddles, horse clippers, generator and saddlery were stolen from a Hayman road property between 5pm Sunday and 9.30am on Monday.

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• A Clare man attempting to eat his lunch was reported for driving without proper control of his vehicle last Wednesday. The man was spotted by police at about 2pm in the Main North Road shopping area, driving without hands on his steering wheel. • A local woman was reported for drink driving after police caught her driving on Victoria Road, Clare, on Saturday night with a breath alcohol concentration of 0.158 per cent. She was also issued with an infringement notice for driving an unregistered vehicle, and will be summonsed to appear in court. • A Watervale woman and an Auburn woman were both detected speeding at 74km/h in a 60 zone on Main North Road, Clare, on Monday morning last week. • The same day, three teachers from a local school reported their purses had been stolen from their rooms on the school premises. Enquiries continue.

Farmers optimistic as crop growth continues Local farmers are quietly optimistic for a good season after the warmest, wettest July in years. Sunny days combined with plenty of rain means crops across the Adelaide Plains are greener than ever. Adelaide experienced its warmest July in 24 years, combined with almost one and a half times the July rainfall average, making it the wettest July in 13 years. Kybunga farmer Kenton Angel said things were looking as good as could be expected for this time of the year. “There’s a bit more subsoil moisture than we’ve had for the last couple of years,” he said. But at the same time, there is plenty of lush growth, so more moisture will be needed to get crops through spring. “There’s good potential there if the rains keep coming,” Kenton said. “Farmers are quietly optimistic. “We’ve seen it ‘pack it in’ for the last two years.” Kenton said the pattern so far was for smaller rains, and farmers were hoping for a substantial rain in the next three to four weeks.

Daniel may make move to Viterra

Bowmans farmer Paul Daniel will be one of four ABB Grain directors to join Viterra’s board of directors if a combination of the two companies proceeds. Mr Daniel was named along with chairman Perry Gunner, deputy chair Max Venning, and Kevin Osborn. The four would be appointed to Viterra’s board of directors immediately following the implementation of a Scheme of Arrangement.

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Gilbert Valley Branch of Meals on Wheels celebrated its 35th birthday at its AGM recently. CLARE Vice president of Meals on Wheels Snowtown Blyth (SA), Glenn Mattingly, presented the branch with a 35 year plaque. Lochiel Watervale Adding to this celebration were Auburn Saddleworth 10 original volunteers who received Halbury Marrabel 35-year awards, which was outstandBALAKLAVA Riverton Port Wakefield ing. Tarlee Owen Awards presented to volunteers Pinery were: 35-Year awards (silver sandKapunda Hamley Bridge wich tray and badge): Nell Bellman, Wasley Dublin Mallala Betty Bowden, Mary Connell, Connie Haydon, Chris Kirk, Barbara Noack, Two Wells GAWLER Ruth Schmidtke, Pam Schulz, Avis Virginia Thomas and Carrie Twigden; 30 Year award: (an engraved clock and we circulate in: badge): Doris Vater; 25-Year award (badge): Maureen French, Georgie Auburn, Balaklava, Blyth, Brinkworth, ADELAIDE Bute, Clare, Dublin, Gawler, Hamley Mould; 20-Year award (badge): Bridge, Kapunda, Lochiel, Lower Light, Ann Harrip; 12-Year award (badge): Mallala, Manoora, Owen, Pt. Wakefield, Kath Lock, Melanie McDermid; 7Riverton, Rhynie, Roseworthy, Year award (badge) : Lorraine Behn, Saddleworth, Snowtown, Stockport, Tarlee, Two Wells, Virginia, Wasleys, Julia Butler, Maureen DeKort, Kathy Watervale, Windsor. Loughlin, Vicky Schulz; 3-Year award (badge) : Raelene Drew, Di Contact us: Green, Carmel Noble, John and Trish Phone – 8862 1977. Ritchie, Pat Slattery. Facsimile – 8862 1997. All awards were presented by Email – Glenn Mattingly, ably assisted by Niki Internet Burton, MOW volunteers co-ordinaDeadlines – display and classified tor. Jill Behn was re-elected president advertising closes 5 pm Mondays; of the branch, and she congratulated Editorial – 12 noon Mondays. all awardees, and praised the efforts of Managing Director–Andrew Manuel. the 150 volunteers the branch has. Pam Volkert was elected secretary; Editor – Terry Williams. Carolyn Evans treasurer and staff ficer; Pat Slattery vice president; Meg Reporter – Lauren Parker Smyth welfare officer/co-coordinator and welfare for Riverton; Mary LockPhotographer – Lisa Redpath wood welfare for Saddleworth; Trish Schmerl welfare for Auburn; Gerri Advertising – David Newsome. Etherington assistant staff officer. Committee members elected were Pat our heritage: Ablett, Pat Milde, Di Green, Muriel Mount and Jan Douglas. The Plains Producer was founded 1903. Formerly the Central Advocate and AUBURN Wooroora Producer, also incorporating the Stanley Herald, Snowtown. • Auburn Recreation Park Management Committee will host Bike news and you: SA’s annual tour on October 5. Submitting news and photos to the The committee will provide the Plains Producer is easy and photographs evening meal for 230 riders and supfrom almost any subject are welcome. Brinkworth


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port staff. Committee secretary Janet Kench is looking for people who might be able to assist the committee with meal preparation and serving. If you are able to assist contact Janet on 8849 2221. • The Envirocycle system for the Auburn Recreation Park Committee reported in last week’s Take 5 was funded by the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council, rather than a grant. VIRGINIA

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• Virginia primary school has received word the school has won a rainwater tank through the Blue Scope Steel Tank-a-day program.

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Principal, Rebecca Reid-Nguyen, said the school was very excited to be receiving the 27,000 litre tank. “The tank will catch water from the fixed cover over one of our sandpits and this water will be used to water the lawn at the kindergarten,” she said. Water conservation is a priority for the school, with recycled water from Bolivar already watering the school oval. Parents, students and staff were invited to list what they saw as top priorities for use of the Federal governments National School Pride allocation. “The results were collated and the

installation of timed taps in the toilets and foyers was the top project,” Rebecca said. During the school holidays timed taps which shut off after seven seconds, were installed and a $1000 grant announced last week will be used to replicate the project in the preschool toilets. OWEN • With basketball season not very far away Owen Basketball Club is looking for opinions and ideas to get the club up and running. “We want everyone to get involved and have their say on the running of the club,” said treasurer, Jacki Wedding. The club’s annual general meeting will be held on August 12 at Owen Arms Hotel from 7.30pm. As well as feedback, the club welcome delegates, coaches, players, canteen helpers, timers and scorers, helpers, sponsors or donors and of course, committee members. For further information call Sally Fritz (8528 2567) or Jacki Wedding (8527 7035) or head along to the meeting.

SALA FESTIVAL HAS MUCH TO OFFER: One hundred and twenty artists will exhibit in 40 venues during the second Clare Valley Regional South Australia Living Artists (SALA) festival, from August 7 to 23. Premier Mike Rann will open an exhibition of five Indigenous artists at Sevenhill Hotel on August 9. The artwork by Ian Wilding, Cedric Varcoe, Margaret Farrugia (Koorikerra), Ken McKenzie and Julie Tucker Hughes will be a highlight of the local festival and feature a diverse range of artwork from the traditional, naive through to Buddhist influence. On show from August 7 to 23 from 11am to close at the Sevenhill Hotel, Main Rd, Sevenhill (phone 8843 4217) BALAKLAVA Lynda Pederson is covering her adult-sized tricycle with beadwork using a needle, thread and seed beads in preparation for a “Beaded Object” exhibition later in the year. Beadwork Studio and Gallery, 11 Humphrey Street. Open Friday, Saturday and Sundays 10.30am to 4pm (phone 8862 1545).


BLYTH Following this year’s theme “Wind and Sunshine” oils interpreting the play of light on the local landscapes by Vivian Ziersch and photographs of cloudscapes and sunsets by Ian Roberts will be exhibited from August 1 to 29 at Medika Gallery. Open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 2pm to 5pm (phone 8844 5175). HAMLEY BRIDGE Winged creatures, illustrations detailing objects from an era gone bye and inspirational prose will feature at the “Wings, Words & Windows of the Past” exhibition by Hamley Bridge residents, Jon Povey and Louise Wren. Glass leadlight mosaics, poetry, drawings and paintings will be displayed at Light Reflections Studio, 1 Light Street, Thursday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm. (phone 8528 2332). RIVERTON An exhibition by group of mid north contemporary artists, Jim Dunstan, Robert Hannaford, Alison Mitchell, Lise Temple and Roland Weight, will have an emphasis on painting light. Riverton Light Gallery, 54 Torrens Road, Riverton, August 7 to 23, Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm. SEVENHILL Artist Barbara Flaum will exhibit “Referencing the Land-


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NEWS v District

River boxthorns go down for the count Hundreds of African boxthorns have been removed from the Wakefield river. The Northern and Yorke Natural Resource Management Board (NYNRM) embarked on the project earlier this month, removing boxthorns from Werocata (just north of Balaklava) to the other side of the Whitwarta bridge, using a contractor funded by grant money. At Werocata, piles of boxthorns line the river waiting to be burned. Craig Fryar, NYNRM animal and plant control, said

almost 100 per cent of boxthorns along that section of river had been removed. He said the declared weed was spread through bird droppings and had become a big problem on the Wakefield River. “Once the boxthorns are out it gives the opportunity for native vegetation to be replaced or for succession growth,” Mr Fryar said. It is hoped further funding will be secured to continue boxthorn removal along the length of the river.

n Keith Bland with a pile of boxthorns removed from the Wakefield river at Werocata. Advertisement


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‘Off-limits’ fishers get a warning Parham residents have raised concerns of commercial fishing boats regularly fishing in restricted waters. The Plains Producer was contacted on a recent Saturday when a local spotted four fishing boats – believed to be owned by commercial fishermen – fishing in the restricted Department of Defence area. It has been an ongoing concern amongst the community. When Fisheries was contacted by this newspaper, they said they were unable to act because they had no authority in restricted waters, and were unable to enter themselves. However, Port Wakefield Proof and Experimental Range officer commanding, Major Scott Fletcher, said anyone with concerns should contact the range. “If anyone has any doubts or sees anything please contact us,” he said. “We prefer to know as soon as possible rather than find out after the fact.” Major Fletcher also asked anyone wanting to access the waters to contact the range. “If people believe they have need to enter, then come and see us,” he said. “We do conduct proof and experimental activities predominantly in the prohibited areas. “The prohibited area is there for the safety and wellbeing of people.” Major Fletcher said he had also been liaising with the Upper St Vincent Gulf marine park project officer, David Pearce. “We’re constantly moving forward and trying to find the best solution for not only the range but the marine park itself,” he said. Major Fletcher said the range had a good environmental record. Anyone with concerns about activities within the proof range area should call 8867 0299. This phone is manned 24 hours.

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NEWS v District

Bright news for Blyth as seven buildings get solar panels BLYTH is well on its way to becoming a solar town after successfully applying to install solar panels on seven public buildings. The group community buildings application was to the Australian government’s Photovoltaic rebate system for community buildings, and it is understood the Blyth project was the first regional project in SA to be accepted. The two kilowatt systems

will be installed at Blyth Cinema, Blyth Golf Club, the community hall, football club, tennis club, bowls club and netball club (netball club pending). The panels will be provided through Clewers of Clare, and are expected to save the clubs’ electricity costs while providing the opportunity for excess electricity to be returned to the grid.

Blyth Development Board has been able to subsidise the project for each of the clubs, meaning costs will be substantially reduced. As part of the grant funding program, the community will be using its solar power to educate locals and visitors about the benefits of a “green” community. “It’s an exciting opportunity for Blyth to be a standout solar commu-

nity, and for other communities to see the value of investing in long-term sustainable energy systems,” said Blyth Development Board chair, Ian Roberts. “We are grateful the Federal government has made funds available to reduce the total cost and place solar energy within the financial reach of our community.” An information day will be held

for other communities to learn about Blyth’s environmental programs, and the commitment to assist groups in being sustainable in the long term. The funding announcement comes after a solar energy systems public meeting in Blyth in April 2009. It is hoped domestic rebate applications that were lodged since will soon be approved.

after 20 years, bike trial remains an enduring test SETTING the course for Saturday’s trial are (from left) Nicole Blesing, Luke Blesing, Craig ‘Piggy’ Lindner, Tim Jenkin, Katie Taylor, Alan Taylor, Steve Martin, Rhys Wilkinson, Rob Wilkinson, Julie Jenkin, Len Burman. Levis Motorcycle Club hosts the event, which starts at 1.00pm.

Mallala’s ‘not-so-easy’ riders More than 100 riders will tackle mud and sand in a test of endurance and reliability at the annual Mallala motorbike trials this Saturday. It’s 20 years since the first trial was held at Mallala, and according to Len Burman, one of the original organisers and competitors, it has gone from strength to strength in the time since. As course organiser, it’s Len’s job to approach landowners and work out exactly where the course will go each year. Leaving from Tim and Julie Jenkin’s property, riders battle it out for six hours in an open class and a masters competition. Len, who lives at Riverton and has been riding motorbikes for 50 years, has competed in every Mallala trial. The event is one of six reliability trials in the championship series, and draws a strong field of entrants each year. When it first began in 1989, Len was running the Mallala general store. The Lions catered for the event, based at the race track, and proceeds went to the Elizabeth Special School for the first two years. In the third year, Mallala CFS took over the catering, and has continued the tradition ever since as a fundraiser for the CFS. Other fixtures have come and gone, includ-

LEN Burman (left) is one of the original organisers and still rides in the trial. RIGHT: Len and his sidecar team mate battle mud and mayhem from an earlier trial By Lauren Parker ing the mud pit at the starting line which meant riders continued the race covered in mud - although that will reappear this Saturday. The race route varies each year, and Len said local landowners were very helpful. “All the landowners we’ve used have been more than helpful,” the retired mechanic said. “Without them we haven’t got anything.” He said varying the race each year meant there was a year’s break for the areas raced

on, and the day after each trial, a team went out to make sure any damage was repaired. But although a few riders usually get stuck in bogholes, Len said the racing was done responsibly. Each bike is inspected to make sure it is registered and roadworthy, and then inspected again for damage after the trial. Any damage means points are docked from that rider. “We’re not just a mob of yahoos that go out and roar around the scrub,” Len said. “We’re mindful of the fact we have to look

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NEWS v Coastal towns

Port Paradise The locals call it Port Paradise, and visitors are catching on to the coastal town’s charms too. Known locally as a premier fishing and crabbing beach, those who live there love the seaside community. And in the 15 years since its creation, the Parham camping ground has grown in popularity to be the most visited free camping ground in the state. At times, there have been up to 40 vans at the site at one time, with the park regularly visited by caravan and camping groups. The camping ground

AT Port Parham Sports & Social Club – Dot Leak and Allen Parkyn cook up a storm.

THE Port Parham caravan park often is packed with vans. was first established in the early 90s by the Port Parham and Webb Beach Progress Association. The team had their work cut out for them, rehabilitating and revegetating an old dump site on the foreshore. With the help of Coast Care grant funding and an enthusiastic community group, the park soon began to take shape. “We did a lot of

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revegetation and putting up posts to protect the vegetation and try to guide people to where they should park,” said caretaker Barb Reid. Then the park was flooded in 1995 during a king tide when the protective banks washed away, leaving two feet of dried seagrass through the camping area. Eventually, the seagrass disintegrated and the park was again useable. The camping area grew in popularity after District Council of Mallala built toilets there for the campers’ use - although this was a challenge in itself.

“The health officials didn’t really know how to tackle it because it was so close to the beach so council had to run the pipes across the road,” Barb said. And after several requests, council provided a double electric barbecue - which is available to campers free of charge - and lighting about two years ago. Barb said the park was used by both international visitors and Australian travellers, and their spending benefited businesses in both Parham and Dublin. Barb said council had been very supportive of the camping ground.




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n Balaklava’s Nicole and Josh Oliver, along with big brothers Matthew and Natthen, welcome Ryan Jack, born July 24 at Clare Hospital, weighing 7lb 12oz. • An email transmission error gave the wrong spelling to Matthew and Natthen’s names when this picture was published last week. Our apologies to the Oliver family.


The Plains Producer, Wednesday August 5, 2009


SPECIAL FEATURE v Balaklava Eisteddfod



Call it for ‘fantastic’ as Balaklava again played it ...


n Ryan Papps and Joshua Strbik practice guitar before performing in the Open instrumental duet and trio. They tied for first place with Alexander Moore, Rupert McPharlin and Hamish Netting.


nce again Balaklava was in the spotlight, with the 13th Balaklava Eisteddfod attracting more than 1500 people to the town over the three-day event. Occasional showers did not dampen the enthusiasm of 900 people who visited Balaklava on Friday as they moved around the town. Bus loads of students from as far away as Mount Barker, Maitland, Adelaide and the northern metropolitan area converged on the town to sing in choral workshops, vocal and instrumental ensembles and stage, concert and rock bands. Deb Hepworth, Director of Music of the SA Public Primary Schools Music Festival, adjudicated the choral workshops. She captured the students’ enthusiasm for singing and gave carefully crafted and most detailed reports to their trainers. Deb demonstrated her skills in working with students of diverse abilities and was positive in her approach, which was much appreciated by all participants. The audience was treated to many great performances throughout the day especially Balcanto who captivated everyone with their wonderful rendition of El Romanton and Mbiri Kuna Mwari. After a long deliberation Deb Hepworth awarded equal First Prize in the Junior Vocal Ensemble to Balaklava Primary & Horizon Christian Green Ensembles. The Champion Vocal Ensemble was Pedare Christian College. Competition in the Senior Stage and Concert Band Section was intense. In only their second year of participation, Salisbury East High School Concert Band won the Wakefield Regional Council Band Champion Trophy. The Town Hall was full to capacity with their supporters as well as the local community being an ap-

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Sharp! Vocal scholarship winner Peter Rose is presented with his award by Don Bubner, of the Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir, with finalists Jasmine Garcia (left) and Chantelle Richardson,

By Pam Uppill and Jenny Rowland preciative audience. So many people commented on the standard of the bands, with many of the bands having between 30-40 members The stage crew led by Angus Bugeja of Balaklava High School, demonstrated excellence as they managed the seamless setting up of every band with only five-minute changeovers. Adjudicator Kerry Hewett expressed his delight in the whole day of young people’s high perform-

ances. He particularly commented on the high standard of performance from Seymour College Junior School McGregor String Orchestra of 30 young students, a real audience pleaser. Due to the capacity number of bands and instrumental ensembles the newly refurnished Lighthouse Christian Centre became the perfect venue for these popular events. Billy James, the adjudicator, selected Kadina Memorial High

School as the Rock Band Champion. In the Junior Section the large audience warmly received the Balaklava Primary School performance. Feedback from music teachers accompanying the participants was highly complimentary of the professional but friendly way the event was organised, where schools could have maximum participation in five divisions in the one day. The Instrumental section at the Lutheran Church became a collage of various instruments, with banjo, drums, cello, electric guitar,

violin, clarinets, recorder, trumpet, saxophone, and bassoon, with a plethora of violins with many from the Golden Grove area. This year there were a record number of participants in the Instrumental section. Adjudicator Ian Russell, assisted by Louise Michael, was very impressed by the opportunities being provided as well as the efficient organisation of the eisteddfod. Instrumental Solo Champion was Luca Dichiera of Clare who played the trumpet. Local placegetters included Hannah Mellier, Toby Michael, Dillion Michael, Emma Mahony, Peta Coult and Kayla Von Zieden, Simangaliso Nyoni, Emily Taylor, Vanessa Barry, Imogen Coles and Kyle Savill. David Lampard, sporting a vivid blue mo-hawk as his character in the show, adjudicated musical theatre Rock Chick and Science Geek. He delighted the audience and performers with his encouraging and appreciative feedback where he fostered the idea of the performer “drawing the audience into the performance”. He acknowledged the preparation undertaken by participants to represent their character. In the Junior Section, where he found it very difficult to make a final decision, he said, “there was a natural honesty in all participants …and they engaged with their audience”. •Continued Page 11


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CHORAL SECTION CHORAL WORKSHOP DIVISION CHORAL WORKSHOP - SENIOR/OPEN (Non-competitive) Participants 1 Horizon Christian School Yr 7-11 Choir Aliza Webb; 2 Clare High School Joy Hague 3 Trinity College North School Middle Choir Michelle Duncan; 4 Bal Canto Di Spence; 5Craigmore Christian School Rebecca Watson; 6 Pedare Christian College Kym Wilson; 7 Kadina Memorial High School Danielle Ray. CHORAL WORKSHOP - JUNIOR (Non-competitive) Participants 1 St Francis Xavier’s Regional Catholic School Sarah Wildy 2 Withdrawn 3 Seymour College Junior School Chris Opie 4 Withdrawn 5 Horizon Christian School Yr 3-6 Choir Aliza Webb VOCAL ENSEMBLE 4-9 Voices SENIOR VOCAL ENSEMBLE 49 Voices 1st - Pedare Christian College - Nadine Stroud 2nd - Trinity North Chamber Choir - Louise Skelton 3rd - Xavier College “Allegro” - Carly Meakin.

BAND & INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE BAND (Stage & Concert) DIVISION JUNIOR BAND - STAGE & CONCERT: 1st - Seymour College Junior School McGregor String Orchestra - Sharon Morley. 2nd - St Francis Xavier’s Regional Catholic School Concert Band - Sarah Wildy SENIOR BAND - STAGE & CONCERT: 1st - Trinity College Stage Band - Shaun Duncan; 2nd - Trinity College North School Year 6-10 Band - Louise Skelton; 3rd - Pedare Christian College Concert Band - Kym Wilson; HM Clare High School Concert Band - Ben Fuller; HM - Mount Barker Waldorf School String Orchestra - Veronica Boulton OPEN BAND - STAGE & CONCERT: 1st - Salisbury East High School Concert Band - Geoff Meikle; 2nd - Maitland Area School Concert Band - Debbie Schwartz BAND CHAMPION: Salisbury East High School Concert Band - Geoff Meikle INSTRUMENTAL DIVISION


JUNIOR INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE 4-9 Instruments: 1st - St Francis Xavier’s Regional Catholic School Guitar Ensemble - Sarah Wildy SENIOR INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE 4-9 Instruments: 1st - Trinity College Senior Clarinet Ensemble - Louise Skelton; 2nd - Mount Barker Waldorf School Guitar Ensemble - Matty Salter; 3rd - Clare High School Jazz Ensemble - Ben Fuller


OPEN INSTRUMENTAL SOLO 1st - Samuel Perry INTERMEDIATE INSTRUMENTAL SOLO; 1st - Simangaliso Nyoni; 2nd - Vanessa Barry 3rd - Imogen Coles. SENIOR INSTRUMENTAL SOLO; 1st - Luca Dichiera 2nd - Samantha Hrycek; 3rd - Natasha Atkins; ; M - Emily Taylor; HM - Simeon Baker; HM - Sean O’Connell Junior Instrumental winners, front: Christie Bond third, Kyle Savill second, Morgan White received an Honourable Mention, back: winner Alexander Moore and sponsor Jo May. Absent: second place winner Taylor Pfeiffer.

INSTRUMENTAL SOLO CHAMPION: Luca Dichiera INSTRUMENTAL DUET & TRIO DIVISION INSTRUMENTAL DUET & TRIO - OPEN; Tie 1st - Ryan Papps & Joshua Strbik; Tie 1st - Alexander Moore, Rupert McPharlin & Hamish Netting HM - Peta Coult & Kayla VonZieden MUSICAL THEATRE SECTION

Instrumental Sub-Intermediate winners: third Dillon Michael and David Strbik, second Emma Mahony and Amy Suebwicha, sponsor Louise Michael, winner Adam Deverix.

JUNIOR VOCAL ENSEMBLE 49 Voices Tie = 1st - Horizon Christian School Junior Ensemble Green - Aliza Webb Tie = 1st - Balaklava Primary School - Bronwyn Cottle HM - Horizon Christian School Junior Ensemble - Gold - Aliza Webb VOCAL ENSEMBLE CHAMPION: Pedare Christian College - Nadine Stroud


MUSICAL THEATRE SOLO DIVISIONS OPEN MUSICAL THEATRE SOLO; 1st - Sarah Wildy; 2nd - Kelly Bickle; 3rd - Sarah Divine; HM - Tahlia Ries; HM - Heather Crawford; HM - Michael Aquilina INTERMEDIATE MUSICAL THEATRE SOLO; 1st - Stephanie Antonopoulos; 2nd - Jasmine Garcia; 3rd - Sarah Brideson; HM - Tenayah Renshaw; HM - Chloe Bremner

Instrumental Intermediate winners, from left: third place winner Imogen Coles, Vanessa Barry second place and winner Simangaliso Nyoni. INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE CHAMPION: Trinity College Senior Clarinet Ensemble Louise Skelton ROCK BAND DIV. JUNIOR ROCK BAND: 1st St Francis Xavier’s Regional Catholic School Rock Band - Sarah Wildy. HM - “Under Age” - Clare - Lesley J Garreth-James. HM - Balaklava Primary School Rock Band - Gary Briggs SENIOR ROCK BAND; 1st Kadina Memorial High School “Deliverance” - Josh Cowley 2nd - Gleeson College Rock Band - Amanda Rugari; HM - Xavier College Year 11 Rock Band - Frank Cammans ROCK BAND CHAMPION: Kadina Memorial High School “Deliverance” - Josh Cowley Saturday August 1 VOCAL SECTION VOCAL SOLO DIVISIONS INTERMEDIATE VOCAL SOLO - CLASSICAL; 1st - Stephanie Antonopoulos; 2nd - Jasmine Garcia; 3rd - Tenayah Renshaw. SENIOR VOCAL SOLO - CLASSICAL; 1st - Peter Rose; 2nd - Chantelle Richardson; 3rd - Aishlea Smith. SUB-JUNIOR VOCAL SOLO: 1st - Olivia Sommariva; 2nd - Claire Morphett; Tie 3rd - Lacee McPharlin; Tie 3rd Taylor Pfeiffer. JUNIOR VOCAL SOLO ‘A’; 1st - Esther Fong; 2nd - Leah Harford; 3rd - Ciara Guy; HM - Casey Lawrie.

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Vi Le; 2nd - Jonathon Stathy 3rd - Gabrielle Bakker. SENIOR/OPEN PIANO SOLO 1st - Alicia Callisto; 2nd - Kathryn Jannes; 3rd - Stephanie Callisto; HM - Joseph Ingram HM - Katrina Philbey. JUNIOR PIANO SOLO; 1st - Nicola Jannes; 2nd - Clara Nguyen; 3rd - Sarah Au. SUB-JUNIOR PIANO SOLO; 1st - Hannah Kieu; 2nd - Alannah Pham; 3rd - Ebony Morelli PIANO SOLO CHAMPION: Kathryn Jannes; PIANO DUET DIVISION PIANO DUET; 1st - Alicia Callisto & Stephanie Callisto; 2nd - Louise Michael & Nadia Koodrin; 3rd - Beth Evans & Rachel Wardle; HM - Margot Holbert & Thomas Philp. INSTRUMENTAL SECTION INSTRUMENTAL SOLO DIVISIONS NOVICE INSTRUMENTAL SOLO; 1st - Simeon Baker; ; 2nd - Toby Michael; 3rd Hannah Mellier; HM - Henry Clayden-Rose; HM - Sara Hariz; HM - Jessica Jordan JUNIOR INSTRUMENTAL SOLO; 1st - Alexander Moore Tie 2nd - Kyle Savill; Tie 2nd - Taylor Pfeiffer; 3rd - Christie Bond; HM - Morgan White SUB-JUNIOR INSTRUMENTAL SOLO; Tie 1st - Madelen Bussenschutt; Tie 1st - Sheridan Foster. SUB-INTERMEDIATE INSTRUMENTAL SOLO; 1st - Adam Deverix; Tie 2nd - Emma Mahony; Tie 2nd - Amy Suebwicha; Tie 3rd - Dil-

DRAMA; 1st - Joseph Ingram HM - Rebecca Mahony; HM - Aliza Hedaux; OPEN RECITATION or DRAMA 1st - Kelly Bickle PRIMARY RECITATION or DRAMA; 1st - Hannah Belet; HM - Imogen Coles; HM - Emma Mahony SPEECH & DRAMA CHAMPION: Kelly Bickle CONTEMPORARY SECTION CONTEMPORARY SOLO DIVISIONS


JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY VOCAL SOLO; 1st - Leah Harford 2nd - Esther Fong; 3rd - Juliette Vella; HM - Olivia Sommariva; HM - Naomi Belet INTERMEDIATE CONTEMPORARY VOCAL SOLO; 1st - Jasmine Garcia; 2nd - Stephanie Antonopoulos; 3rd - Jake Badenoch; HM - Chloe Bremner HM - Brittany Pfeiffer OPEN CONTEMPORARY VOCAL SOLO; 1st - Sarah Wildy 2nd - Danielle Mudge; 3rd - Samantha Edge; HM - Kelly Bickle SENIOR CONTEMPORARY VOCAL SOLO 1st - Aishlea Smith; 2nd Michelle Rautenbach; 3rd - Alicia Hage; HM - Ebony Pfeiffer CONTEMPORARY VOCAL SOLO CHAMPION: Sarah Wildy CONTEMPORARY VOCAL ENSEMBLE DIVISION

CONTEMPORARY VOCAL ENSEMBLE - OPEN; 1st - Chloe Bremner & Leah Harford; 2nd - Alicia Hage & Debbie Hage; 3rd - Toni Hansen & Rhiannon Kelman Sunday August 2 FINALE CONCERT VOCAL SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS •Jasmine Garcia •Chantelle Richardson •Peter Rose “ADELAIDE PLAINS MALE VOICE CHOIR” VOCAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNER: Peter Rose SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS: “The Fishbowl Boys” INVITED PERFORMERS: •Kathryn Jannes (Piano Solo Champion) •Chloe Bremner & Leah Harford (Vocal Duet & Trio Champion) •Luca Dichiera (Instrumental Solo Champion) •Sarah Wildy (Contemporary Vocal Solo Champion) •Tayla Coad (Musical Theatre Champion) •Kelly Bickle (Speech & Drama Champion) •Pedare Christian College (Vocal Ensemble (4-9 Voices) Champion) MASSED PRIMARY SCHOOL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC CHOIRS (Choir Co-ordinator - Bronwyn Cottle); Balaklava Primary School - Bronwyn Cottle; Clare Primary School - Jan Borlace; Kapunda Primary School -Elizabeth Fahlbusch; Mallala Primary School - Nola Branson; Owen Primary School - Nola Branson; Riverton Primary School - Nola Branson

SUB-JUNIOR MUSICAL THEATRE SOLO; 1st - Taylor Pfeiffer; 2nd - Lacee McPharlin; HM - Claire Morphett; HM - Olivia Sommariva MUSICAL THEATRE ENSEMBLES SENIOR MUSICAL THEATRE SOLO; 1st - Ebony Pfeiffer; 2nd - Chantelle Richardson; 3rd - Michelle Rautenbach; HM - Amy Clisby JUNIOR MUSICAL THEATRE SOLO; 1st - Tayla Coad; 2nd - Sarah Thorpe; 3rd - Leah Harford; HM - Braydon FoaleJacka; HM - Esther Fong MUSICAL THEATRE CHAMPION: Tayla Coad MUSICAL THEATRE ENSEMBLE DIVISIONS MUSICAL THEATRE ENSEMBLE - JUNIOR; 1st - Jasmine Garcia & Sarah Brideson; 2nd - Braydon Foale-Jacka & Brittany Koch; HM - Brittany Pfeiffer & Taylor Pfeiffer; HM - Chloe Bremner & Leah Harford MUSICAL THEATRE ENSEMBLE - OPEN; 1st - Tahlia Ries & Michael Aquilina; HM - Ebony Pfeiffer & Amy Clisby SPEECH & DRAMA PUBLIC SPEAKING DIVISIONS PRIMARY PUBLIC SPEAKING; 1st - Gabrielle Wink; HM Tenneal White OPEN PUBLIC SPEAKING 1st - Richard Hayman SECONDARY PUBLIC SPEAKING; 1st - Tess Lawson; 2nd - Rebecca Mahony; 3rd - Vanessa Barry; HM - Mairead Hayes; HM - Richard Hayman HM - Aliza Hedaux RECITATION/DRAMA SIONS



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Thank you We gratefully thank our SPONSORS for their generous support and to our local community members who work tirelessly throughout the year and during the three day event. • Balco Group • Wakefield Regional Council • Horizon Christian School • David Fyfe & Natalie Laverick • Terri Hughes • Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir • Adelaide National Choral Association • Grace Anders • ANZ Bank, Balaklava • Jeff and Margaret Baker • Balaklava Bakery • Balaklava Chemplus • Balaklava Courthouse Gallery • Balaklava Electronics • Balaklava Engineering Pty Ltd • Balaklava High School • Balaklava Newsagency • Balaklava Physiotherapy • Balaklava Primary School • Balaklava Transport • Alick & Beris Barr • Dr Robert & Inta Bickmore • Garry & Bronwyn Cottle • Fine Foods, Balaklava • Commonwealth Bank, Clare • Mike & Roxanne Clisby • Peter & Lenice Cox • Jen Curtis • Cunningham’s Balaklava Pty Ltd • Leanne Hoad Singing Studio • Warren & Helen Durdin • Peter & Melanie Evans • Foodland Balaklava

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Kevin & Anne Gould Grandeur Press Margaret & Ray Greenshields Guelda Hackett Ray & Judy Koch Colleen Lally Meriel & Andrew Lane Trish & Ian Langdon Robert & Julie Lawson David Lester Insurance Agencies Lighthouse Christian Centre Mack’s Cabinets Alison Madigan Andrew Manuel Balaklava Lions Club Joyce Ross OAM Stephanie Radowicz Trevor & Margaret March Wayne Hill Steven Griffiths MP & Donna Griffiths MAP Financial Strategies Marc’s Meats Jo & Malcolm May Scott & Louise Michael The Music Teachers Association of SA Inc Terry & Janette Neumann Osctrot Carriers Pty Ltd The Plains Producer Pam Uppill Peter & Lyn Smyth Geoff & Di Spence Tad’s Embroidery Coralie E Taylor Don & Kathleen Tiller Don & Valerie Veitch Gil & Margaret Wildman Melvyn & Linda Zerk Warehouse Matrix

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special feature v Balaklava Eisteddfod n WINNERS: From top left: Sarah Wildy, contemporary vocal solo champion; Leah Harford and Chloe Bremner, junior vocal duet and trio c h a m p i o n s , Ta y l a C o a d , junior musical theatre solo winner and Musical Theatre Champion.

Singing and swinging to Eisteddfod • FROM PAGE 9 With many local participants involved, the Churches of Christ was full throughout the day. Winner of the Junior Section was Tayla Coad who was then awarded the Musical Theatre Champion. She sang a very difficult piece called ‘Popular’ from the musical, ‘Wicked’. Local boy Braydon Foale-Jacka was awarded an Honorable Mention for his hilarious rendition of a French chef. Although only in its second year the secondary Public Speaking division attracted a full house at Hayfield Plains. Adjudicator, Louise Borgo in the Speech and Drama Section, was extremely impressed with the standard of performances and she encouraged participants to enter in competitions in Adelaide. She believed our speakers had the necessary skills to match the competitors in Adelaide. Kelly Bickle was

TOP RIGHT: Horizon Christian School Junior Vocal Ensembles. Green, conducted by Eliza Webb, took equal first place with Balaklava Primary school, (right) conducted by Bronny Cottle.

awarded Speech and Drama Championship trophy. The Vocal Section was as always a crowd pleaser, with the last performance finishing at 6.15pm. It was a long day for adjudicator Stella Panozzo finishing with Tahlia Rees and Heidi Zerk, the Open Vocal Duet Champions. Peter Rose, a versatile performer and a regular participant at our Eisteddfods was selected as the Vocal Champion and one of the three finalists in the Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir Scholarship final. The competition was intense with some sections’ place getters being only one point apart. Tahlia Rees was awarded first in the Open Vocal Solo Classical Section. The renewed Lighthouse Christian Centre was a lovely surprise for the performers and audience in the Contemporary Vocal Section. Aishlea Smith won the Senior Contempo-

n BRITTANY Koch took second place for junior musical theatre ensemble, with Braydon Foale-Jacka.

n MUSICAL theatre adjudicator David Lampard with volunteers Linda Zerk, (left) and Anne Read. rary Vocal Solo and Danielle Mudge was placed second in the Open Contemporary Vocal Solo Division. The Piano Section was well supported by performers and their supporters throughout the day, finishing early evening. Youngest competitor in

the history of our eisteddfod was a four year old girl in the Novice Piano Division who required the piano stool to be raised to its maximum height with a footstool and Adelaide telephone directory to support her feet. This year the Novice Division was so well supported that it had to be subdivided into two groups. Although the Senior/Open Piano Section was highly competitive and a very high standard, the Champion Piano Solo Performer was awarded to the Intermediate Solo Champion, Kathryn Jannes. Adjudicator, Kerin Bailey stated “he found it extremely difficult to split the top five senior pianists”. Louise Michael and Nadia Koodrin were awarded second place in the Open Piano Duet Division. Two performers in the Piano Section travelled from Broken Hill to compete in the Duets and Solo Division, for one it was his third consecutive year performing in Balaklava. The Instrumental section had 53 entrants perform on the day, with a large crowd seeing every division, causing a shortage of door tickets! Adjudicator Ian Russell provided excellent comments and tips for future performances for

n JUNIOR piano solo winner Blessing Nyoni. the entrants. “If you can sing in tune, you’ll play in tune,” he said. Pertinent advice! Due to the large number of entrants this year, new Subjunior and Sub-intermediate sections were introduced. Novice, junior and senior sections were also large. Senior Instrumental Solo was won by Luca Dichiera from Clare, who was also named Instrumental Champion, winning the Roger Manuel Memorial Award. All entrants played well and were winners just by having a go! The Eisteddfod Finale concert was outstanding! The Town Hall was full to capacity and the place was buzzing with excitement. After the official opening by Steven Griffiths MP, Member for Goyder and Deputy Leader of the Opposition, the Festival of Music choirs set the tone for the next two and a half hours Never has two and a half hours of musical performances flown by so quickly. The audience was entertained by the Divisional Championship winners who were also presented with their trophies The three scholarship finalists, Jasmine Garcia, Chantelle Richardson and Peter Rose all performed their Classical and Musical Theatre pieces

for the adjudicator Rosemary Nairn. She awarded the prize to Peter Rose who sang ‘Why do the nations so furiously rage’ by Handel and ‘Surrey with a fringe on top’, from Oklahoma. For the first time, guest artists were included in the program. The Fishbowl Boys’ brilliant harmony and entertaining performance of popular songs resulted in a spontaneous standing ovation. This group of talented 18year-olds, former students at Charles Campbell Secondary School performed their own arrangement of five songs by Simon and Garfunkel. The group were the Australian School Barbershop Champions in 2007/2008 and have just released their first CD. In closing the weekend, Balaklava Eisteddfod president, Bronny Cottle, acknowledged and thanked all performers, sponsors, the committee, the Balaklava Traders and the multitude of workers behind the scenes. Special mention must go to Melanie Redden, a wellknown pianist of Balaklava who accompanied 37performers on Saturday. Audience members left the Town Hall with the choir’s rendition of Oye’ ringing in their ears.









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The Way

We were 5

YEARS AGO July 2004

Ray Bennett was recognised by Basketball Australia as SA’s Male Volunteer for 2004. At the time, Ray was president and umpire coordinator of Adelaide Plains Basketball Association.


YEARS AGO July 1999

Neville ‘Cheeky’ Seccafien ran through a guard of honour to play his 300th A grade game – the proudest day so far for the then 36 year old.


YEARS AGO July 1989

Reverand Trevor Lawrie was appointed president of the Conference of South Australia Churches of Christ for 1989-90.


• Aug 7: Blyth paper drive. • Aug 8: Balaklava, Pt Wakefield, Owen, Mallala paper drive; Hamley Bridge Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Trivia Night at Bowling Club. • Aug 9: Kapunda Community Craft Market. • August 10: Snowtown Memorial Hall AGM; Brinkworth Management Committee AGM, Memorial Hall. • Aug 15: Balaklava Golf Club Auction night; Riverton Market. • Aug 17: Owen CCC AGM. • Aug 20: Horizon Christian School fireworks. • Sep 2 - Balak cup. • Sep 5, 6: CJ Dennis Festival, Auburn. • Sep 7: Hamley Bridge Meals on Wheels AGM. • Sep 11-13: Kapunda Celtic Festival, Community Market. • Sep 12: Kapunda Garage Sale Day. • Sep 20: Owen-Wood family reunion. • Sep 21: Snowtown CMC AGM. • Sep 26 - Balak Show. • Oct 6: Hamley Bridge Memorial Hospital Auxiliary meeting

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This is a snippet from a book entitled “The World’s Greatest Mistakes”: Nicholas Cugnot, a French artillery officer, had three major world ‘firsts’; to his name. He became the first “motorist” when he invented and built a three-wheeled steam car in 1769. Within a few minutes of starting it up, Cugnot became the world’s first car-crash victim. He drove into a brick wall. The intrepid inventor was not badly hurt and not at all disheartened. He improved the steering and the braking system on his car until it was capable of carrying four people at two miles an hour. He won a contract from the French War Ministry to build a much

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larger vehicle as a military carrier. But Cugnot’s road tests of his vehicle proved so dangerous to life and limb that, after several further crashes, he notched up yet another ‘first’ - he became the first man to be jailed for dangerous driving. His military carrier was never put into service, and in 1804 he died in obscurity. By definition, an automobile or motor car is a wheeled vehicle that carries its own motor/engine

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and is used for transporting passengers. While Nicholas Cugnot is often credited with building the first self-propelled mechanical vehicle, the first steam-powered vehicle is reputed to have been built in China, about 1672, by Ferdinand Verbeist, a member of a Jesuit mission in China. It was designed as a toy for the Chinese-Emperor but was not able to carry a driver or passenger. In the 1780s a Russian, Ivan Kulibin, developed a human-pedalled, three-wheeled carriage with ‘modern’ features such as a flywheel, brake, gearbox and bearings, but this did not proceed any further. Likewise, the 1806 internal combustion engine designed by

Swiss inventor, Francois Isaac de Rivaz, never really got off the starting blocks either. The first really serious effort came from Karl Benz in 1885, with Karl Benz properly acknowledged as the inventor of the modern automobile.

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Supported by Balaklava Veterinary Service. Phone: 8862 2088 A new breed of animal behaviour scientists are breaking down old belief systems; that humans alone have morals, ethics and emotions, with the discovery that canines and other animals have rich emotional lives. Marc Bekoff, a professor and animal behaviourist at the University of Colorado says a dog’s code of ethics is displayed daily in parks, backyards and family rooms. Bekoff has discovered that these things can be measured and has spent thousands of hours in the field observing SOLUTION 1 3 9 7 4 6 5 8 2

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dramatically dropping. In humans, the specific brain structures in which emotions are centred are also present in the brains of other mammals. The similarities don’t end there; the chemicals (called neurotransmitters) which affect these structures are the same in both human and mammalian brains. Bekoff says dogs display a range of

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emotions including; fairness in play, love of company and friends, jealousy, resentment, anxiety, fear, embarrassment, remorse, affection, compassion, grief and loss. Dogs are also thought to have a sense of humour because the same brain structures are active in laughing humans and dogs who are enjoying themselves. Despite critics citing evidence as often anecdotal, Bekoff argues that thousands of anecdotes equal data.

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H Andrew Manuel, Manager: Andrew’s day-to-day role oversees all areas of the Plains Producer, from production to advertising and finance. He started with the newspaper as an 18-year-old and now owns and manages a newspaper which has grown from a small eight-page paper to an award-winning pacesetter amongst SA’s country newspapers. Andrew is a committee member at Balaklava Racing Club, a keen golfer at Balaklava Golf Club and “quite out of my depth fishing at Bald Hill.” H Terry Williams, Editor: Terry returned to Balaklava in 2005 after earlier stints at the paper in the 90s and as an hotelier in Balaklava the decade prior. He is chairman of the Balaklava Area Committee and a Lions club member. He enjoys local footy and claims he “boats, rather than fishes.” Now in his 40th year as a journalist, Terry’s experience helps create the editorial content designed to reflect strong local news in an easy reading, informative and entertaining format. H LAUREN PARKER, SENIOR REPORTER Lauren has been reporting news and events in the region since 2006. Highly regarded for her accurate and concise reporting, Lauren was highly commended in a Telstra rural media award in 2007. She comes from a family farming background and takes a keen interest in rural affairs. Lauren says she also enjoys photography, and night tennis with plenty of socialising thrown in. HLISA REDPATH, PHOTOGRAPHER Seen by hundreds of people at sporting events and a familiar face to residents of towns throughout the region, Lisa’s images bring the people of the Plains to life in our pages. Lisa also edits weekly sports reports and results and is production manager for


THE team behind your weekly edition of the Plains Producer (from left) Lisa Redpath, Bronte Hewett, Lauren Parker, Karen Petney, Terry Williams, David Newsome, James Manuel and Andrew Manuel.

They bring local news to you the APFL’s Informer football magazine. Lisa likes to relax at Wallaroo with family and friends and enjoys tennis, boxing and graphic design. H KAREN PETNEY, REPORTER Karen joined the Plains Producer in 2008 in a part-time capacity, after a career as a political and media adviser for nearly 15 years. Karen also has a business in Kapunda, which assists small businesses with administration and promotion. She also has an interest in a business in Riverton, selling paraben and

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sulphate free products, and making eco-friendly laundry liquid from an old fashioned recipe. H BRONTE HEWETT, CADET REPORTER Bronte recently joined the news team to help boost coverage of the southern circulation areas of the Plains producer. A Bachelor of Arts graduate in writing and creative communication, Bronte grew up in Alice Springs. She enjoys sport, travel, learning Spanish, crochet, writing and “trying to surf.”


ADVERTISING MANAGER David has worked at the Plains Producer for six years, since coming to Balaklava in 2001. He previously worked in the advertising industry for 13 years. His experience and guidance in all aspects of advertising and marketing is invaluable to clients. Active with local organisations, including BalaklavaArea Committee, David is a keen historian, gaining a BA in 2006. A soccer fanatic, he is a member of Adelaide United soccer club. Contact David to organise your

next advertising campaign – and also take the opportunity to talk soccer or local history! H james manuel production & design James is responsible for creating advertisements aimed at bringing maximum impact to any advertisement, large or small. His design skills and computer wizardry ensure your message gets through to readers. James plays hockey for Balaklava and is a youth organiser for Balaklava Uniting Church.

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Peter, Sherry & staff congratulate Andrew and the team at the Producer. We look forward to our mutual association for many more years to come

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Steven Griffiths JP MP Member for Goyder Deputy Leader of the Opposition Shadow Treasurer Shadow Minister for Federal/State Relations Shadow Minister for Government Enterprises

Congratulations Andrew and best wishes in your new role as Managing Director. Since 1983 the Manuel family have been the proud owners of the Plains Producer, may it continue to thrive and play a vital role within the community for many more years!

Congratulations to Andrew and the team for consistently providing top quality local journalism to the Adelaide Plains, and best wishes to Margaret for a happy retirement!

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Producing a family newspaper Proprietor Andrew Manuel outlines his vision for the Plains Producer, proudly publishing local news for 106 years


he Plains Producer newspaper has entered a new phase in its 106 year history with a change in the management structure. Andrew and Merridy Manuel completed ownership transfer over from Andrew’s mother Margaret at the end of June this year. Margaret retired two years ago. Andrew has worked for the family-owned newspaper since 1994, as a photographer and in pre-press, then production manager, and now managing director. “We have great staff at the paper, and we have had great staff work for us in the past,” Andrew said. “It was excellent to win the BankSA best SA Country Press small newspaper award last year. This was a reflection of the people who help produce a quality product each week.” The newspaper, which covers the Adelaide Plains and Lower North, is a part of the fabric of the local communities. “When we take a few weeks break at Christmas, I always get lots of people saying I can’t wait for the next edition,” Andrew said. The newspaper also is growing alongside the community. “In 2008 we published 1,416 pages compared with 1,244 in 2006 which is 14 per cent growth,” Andrew said. “We are printing more colour too, with 324 pages of colour in 2008 compared with 218 in 2006. That’s 50 per cent more colour.” Another popular development has been the new website. “A lot of people are logging on to www., and we expect that to continue to grow. We are also in the process of making our full newspaper available in the ‘print style’ version looking like a replica of the print version on the website.

Now Andrew’s imprint marks a new century of local publishing “This will be sold the same as the normal paper is. Plus it will be available Tuesday evenings as there is no printing and distribution process involved.” Although the paper is currently being trialed on a free site at the moment, it is delayed by one week after the print edition. This has enabled the little local paper to have a world-wide audience. “We have one reader, Chris Rhoades in the UK, who reads our paper weekly,” Andrew said. “He and his wife are hoping to move to SA to retire, and enjoy reading our paper online. “I would like to thank readers and customers for their continued support. “Our advertising works. We are having real sales success for our classified advertising customers. Our $19.80 deal is good value for money with impressive results using the popular ‘advertise until sold’ marketing program. “At a recent advertising seminar I attended, lecturer Anthony Alborn said the key to successful advertising was to make sure it sells. “But the best headline, and best designed advert won’t get people through the door if the product being sold is not at the right price.” Andrew said local support during the transition of ownership had been invaluable. “I am grateful to solicitor Greg Anderson at Auburn, for his advice.” “Another thing I found to be invaluable was the Emerging Young Entrepreneurs course run by Rural Directions in Clare for the Mid North Regional Development board.”

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The Plains Producer has been printed on the presses of the Yorke Peninsula Country Times, (YPCT) in Kadina since 1985. The most exciting development in the paper’s history was the addition of regular colour in August 2003. Towards the end of 2009, an addition to the press will

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Congratulations to Andrew and the Producer team. May your success continue

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The BRC committee congratulates Andrew Manuel on becoming sole proprietor of Plains Producer and extends best wishes to the paper for continued success. We are also proud to welcome Andrew as a BRC committee member, and look forward to working with him at the club during what will be an exciting future for us

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Jenkins Anderson Allard solicitors to the Balaklava community and for the Plains Producer congratulate Andrew on becoming the proprietor of the Producer and wish he and Merridy every success in their future business.

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see even more colour on our pages. “The exciting new press configuration will enable us to print 32 pages in one pass, with 20 in colour,” YPCT managing editor, Michael Ellis, said. “We are also installing state of the art computerto-plate making technology

which speeds up the process and gives us super sharp registration.” The strong family connection between the Ellis and Manuel family has continued through to the next generation. Michael took over from his father Trevor in the mid 90s, and Andrew from his mother Margaret in 2007.

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Mayor James Maitland, councillors & staff congratulate the Producer on past achievements and wish Andrew and his team every success for the future



The Plains Producer, Wednesday August 5, 2009


You’re only five minutes from a friend Andrew Manuel tells why he lives and works ... right here!


love living and working in Balaklava. And I love the Adelaide Plains.Our advantage is our proximity to Adelaide – close enough, yet far enough away. There’s nothing like hitting the highway on the way home from a day in Adelaide. We have a great fishing coastline. My favourite spot to fish is at Bald Hill at Port Wakefield. My family spent Easter there this year catching yellow fin whiting and cooking them on the camp fire. We are close to all the lovely holiday towns on the Yorke Peninsula – which is where my wedding day’s best man, Paul Whittaker comes from. For a bit of culture, the Clare and Gilbert valleys are just over the hills. I am envious of some of the land holders in the hills. The views they have are spectacular. Spring Gully national park is a local hidden treasure. You really don’t have to travel far to find a great camping location. Although, if you don’t mind a couple of hours in the car, the Flinders Ranges would have to be some of the best camping in Australia. I remember the trip home from the Clare Hospital after William was born. It was in May and the dirt roads were a little boggy. I know

In need of a friend: Andrew Manuel stuck in the mud, with baby William in the back. We were well and truly stuck. But after – the trip back from Clare doesn’t involve any dirt roads ...unless you take a detour. And that one phone call, and after only five minutes of waiting, we were out. is what this proud father did. That’s how I feel living here. Only one We were on a back road between Halbury and Balaklava near the Roberts family farm phone call and five minutes away from a friend. – stuck in mud up to the front and back axles I hope this is the way you feel too. And there’s no doubting the people who with brand new baby boy safely tucked away live on the Adelaide Plains have a certain in his brand new baby seat. You can imagine his mother in the front quality. After a trip to a medical specialist in Adseat.

elaide recently, after five minutes of talking the doctor remarked – “you are from the country aren’t you.” Now this could be taken as either a compliment, or the opposite – though I am told country folk have a special, instantly recognised charm about them when they visit the “big smoke.” That’s another reason why I believe the people of the plains have a certain quality that sets us apart from the rest. Friendly, courteous, generous and willing to go the extra mile. And in tough times I believe this is the quality that needs to shine through – and it will continue, because the towns on the plains have a strong future. Our reasonably reliable rainfall will help secure a prosperous future. As the population of the world grows, so will the need to feed them. Farmers will never be out of a job – the changes they will have to adapt to will be the challenge. This also applies to our business district. As the metropolitan sprawl creeps gradually onto the plains, with all the multi-national stores with it, business people need to keep offering the best product while trying to remain price competitive. But our best asset will keep the customers coming back – quality service and a warm smile from a “local” you know as a friend.


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s the mother of four children and having been out of the work force for about 10 years, coming to Balaklava from the beautiful seaside town of Victor Harbor was daunting to say the least. And coming to take over a business that was virtually on its “last legs” was even more daunting. And to top it all off, Balaklava and surrounding districts were reeling from the effects of drought. But come we did in 1983, a family of six: Roger and Margaret with children Damian 12, Leah 10, Andrew 7 and James 2. Roger had worked for the Victor Harbor Times for two years prior, as an advertising manager. This experience, along with his former role as a bank manager, was meant to help him run the Balaklava paper, The Producer. We were able to buy the paper “for a song” as it was very run down and Roger set about making it into a vibrant weekly newspaper and not the “egg timer” the eight-page paper was known as then changing its name to The Plains Producer. He called on all the businesses in the district making himself known. And because of this he was widely known and respected throughout the entire circulation area. And for me it was a steep learning curve. My time in a bank helped me cope with bookwork but advertising was a completely different thing and not something I took in my stride. But survive we did. We even thrived. Our children loved Balaklava. They had a Grandpa and Nanna, Charlie and Vida Manuel, living in


From family homecoming to another new beginning By Margaret Manuel the town, some extended family and plenty of friends. Balaklava was a small community of people who generally knew each other and had a wide range of people who backed each other up and worked for the good of the town. One of the first things we noticed was how the whole community got behind the Balaklava Racing Club providing food and doing a myriad of jobs around the course. This seemed to bring the community together, something that didn’t happen in Victor Harbor where the community was fragmented. And of course money raised was distributed among the clubs that helped, giving them a good source of income. When my world came crashing down as

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learning curve. Althought I had worked in the business with Roger for 12 years there were many things I didn’t know. But gradually I learned with the help of patient staff and good friends in the town and through Country Press Association of SA. The next 12 years are a blur of meetings, work both in Balaklava and in Country Press SA and with my family. And so on to retirement with my son, Andrew, his wife Merridy and children William and Sophia, buying the business officially this year, after managing it for the past two years. I know Roger would be pleased to see the Manuel name continue to be associated with the paper. Like Roger I am passionate about seeing Balaklava and its feeder towns thrive. But we need to keep working at it and not become complacent. I believe towns either grow or die, they can never stay the same. Just as people need to move forward in life so do communities. We are blessed in Balaklava with many good things but in the past 26 years we have seen the loss of many services and many shops close. We have our problems but who doesn’t? It doesn’t mean the end, it means we need to work harder at improving our situation and encouraging more businesses to set up with the spin-off being more employment. And with the season looking so rosy – I know, it’s not in the silo yet – and last week’s wonderful eisteddfod which so many people worked hard at to make a success ... who wouldn’t want to be part of all this?

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Roger was diagnosed with cancer in 1995, I told him I would never run the paper. It was his newspaper, and to be honest I didn’t think it would survive without him. Although I didn’t think I had the ability to run the paper, a few weeks after Roger’s death I could see that I had the staff around me to make it happen. Terry Williams had helped out when Roger became ill and with the staff of Kelly Stone (cadet journalist), Kaye Wray (casual journalist) who died eight months later, Shirley Brown (advertising), Andrew Manuel (design) and me, we had a close knit group. And that was the start of an even steeper

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by advertising your business in the Plains Producer Car Cut & Polish

and Bobcat Hire Sand blasting & painting mobile blasting unit available for on-site jobs 3Sand & metal supplies 3Bobcat 3Trenching 3Crane truck hire 3Post hole boring

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For this mobile 3 Chips & scratches repaired service to your home or work contact Don 0447 053 561 or A/H 8528 6188 Excellent in paint repairs



For all your telstra needs Specialising in: 3Additional Phone Sockets 3Broadband Networking 3Pre-wiring homes 3TV Antennas Supplied & Fitted

Balaklava Crash Repairs

For: 3Crash repairs 3Car detailing 3Windscreen replacement Working for all insurance companies & providing quality finishes & service

Phone 8862 1274

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Child Care

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Balaklava Community Children’s Centre Open 7.45am-5.45pm Mon-Fri Playgroup Wed mornings 9.30-11.30am

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32 George Street, Balaklava Ph 8862 1355

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Bus Hire


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• Driveways & Footpaths • Foundations • Shed Floors •‘TEXCRETE’- Pattern Pave Concrete John Nemet - 0408 896 523

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Bobcat Service


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Marc’s Meats

Craig Fenton Contracting 3 Earth moving 3 Excavation 3 Rock Breaker 3 Hole boring 3 Laser levelling 3 Commercial & Domestic


Claudio’s Electrical Services 3 Domestic & Commercial 3 Installation & rewire 3 Relocate Meter Box 3 Switchboard & Consumers Mains 3 Gid Connected Solar PV System Installation Phone/Fax: 8528 2093 Mobile: 0412 224 128 Email:


❋ Wiring ❋ Repairs & Rewiring ❋ Installation ❋ Safety Switches ‘A’ Class Electrician Phone 8862 2127 Mobile 0407 608 445 Lic No. A000 1347


Mark Loy - A Class Electrician 3 Installation 3 Safety switches 3 TV points 3 Telephone points 3 Garden lights 3 Repairs / rewiring 3 Smoke alarms Saint Street, Balaklava Ph/Fax: 8862 1034 , Mob: 0427 979 607

Exhaust & Brakes

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Will add rustic charm to any property!

Grant Fisher 8862 1988 or 0407 807 123

13 Railway Tce, Balaklava Phone 8862 1795 A/h 8862 1799 - Gary Mobile 0428 391 146

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Kym & Julie McPharlin, Proprietors

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Quality kitchens - built-ins vanities - modulars. Free measure and quotes.

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Mack’s Cabinets Sandgate Street, Balaklava, PO Box 252

Nicholas Mathew 8520 2555 Greg McLean 8844 5044

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✦ Specialists in Apprenticeships/Traineeships ✦ Labour Hire & Permanent employees ✦ We cover all industries & occupations

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Open Monday - Friday: 6.30am - 5.30pm Saturday: 7am - 11.30am

Statewide Group Training & Mid State Employment

Ph: 8520 2169 Mob: 0410 404 200 Email:

Proprietors A.Rosser, B.Wiltshire, M.Rowett

Contact 0408 086 019 (M) 3 Fisher Street, Balaklava SA 5461


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Balaklava Chemplus Pharmacy

Centrally located in the heart of The Adelaide Plains, a great place to stay and enjoy the local and regional attractions

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MICK 0407 3999 019 or DARYLE 0417 870 624


Screen Printing Embroidery & Screen Printing Specialist

Steve Robertson Plumbing & Gas

5 Peek Street, Balaklava Phone 8862 1818, Mobile 0409 848 995 • Master plumber •gas fitter •drain cleaning •roof & gutter repairs •all types of plumbing & supplies.

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Daryle Forbes

84 - 86 Yorsdale St, Balaklava (off Dunn’s Rd)

J.C. & A.J. Shepherd

Phone Terry on 0407 077 992 7 Yorsdale St, Balaklava PO Box 20

•Specialising in solid plastering of all types •Licenced applicator of Dulux / Unitex textured coatings •Cracks professionally repaired 26 Years Phone 0407 399 019 Experience

Serving the rural community After Hours: Kelly Evans - Livstock 0418 859 953 Shayn Faehrmann - Merchandise/Agronomy/Accounting 0419 829 243 Mel Haynes - Livestock/Real Estate/Insurance 0408 086 602 Chris Kannenberg - Merchandise 0417 087 319 Geoff Knappstein - Real Estate 0407 790 210 Michael Wildash - CGU Insurance 0417 167 732 Emma Menadue - WFI Insurance 0427 170 821 Ron Sutcliffe - Rural Finance Manager 0439 449 577

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Tiver Road, Evanston South Phone: 8522 5122

Mick Madigan

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Balaklava Agency Ph: 8862 1333 Fax: 8862 1007

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Solid Plastering

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Balaklava Newsagency

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Ford motor vehicle dealers

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McCracken Ford

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• Domestic • Industrial • Rural • Commercial • Yorke Peninsula • Mid North

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21 Edith Tce, Balaklava - Ph 8862 1629


Andy’s Sheds & Roofing

Holden Specialists Since 1930

Fencing Contractor


Sheds & Roofing

• Let us customise a design for you • Installation service is available • Huge range of timber & hardware at discount prices Lot 9 Kelly Road, Willaston


Professional Alarm Services • Security • Communication • Satellite TV Systems • TV Antennas • Affordable Packages available


Balaklava Transport Daily Freight Service to & from Adelaide

Depot: C/- Country Carriers 13 Belfree Drive, Green Fields

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CALL 0402 096 701

Contact Garry 0408 831 971 or 8862 1609 Fax 8863 3078


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Tree Lopping

Allan Garrard • Septic Tank Cleaning • Grass & Lawn Cutting Ph: 0439 500 961 28 Victoria Road, Clare

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Golf Balaklava Ladies

The golf club volunteers have been very busy while I was away last week. The course is truly looking the best I have seen it look in years. Well done to all the volunteers. Your hard work is much appreciated by all who come and play on it. A big thank you from us all. Twelve players attended golf last week to play in the fourth par competition and club medal. Winner in A grade was N Taylor who came in even followed by C Redpath 1 down, M Kemp 2 down, P Anderson 4 down, I Anderson 7 down. Winner in B grade T Matz 2 down on c/b from H Maxwell 2 down, F Williams 2 down, J Hoskin 7 down. Winner in C grade was C Hahesy 5 down followed by C Taylor 9 down. A Read played her third round for handicap. Well done Anne. You now have your official handicap. Chip outs this week were T Matz, M Kemp on no 8. Club medal winner for the month of July was N Taylor with 13 points. August 6 competition is split sixes. Starter C Redpath, J Taylor. August 7: Snowtown Open Day.

Balaklava Mid Week

Merv Hameister won the competition this week with a mere 34 points on a count back from Doug Taylor. Other scores: Don Anderson 32, Gerry Toms 32, Bill Berry 32, Barry Thompson 31, Dean Trickett 31, Dennis Goudie 30, Les Masson 29, Dene Newton 25. Birdies: M Hameister 2.

Balaklava men

Soon after big Barry Michael clarified that, when he was heard to declare that he was “doing a bit of soul-searching” he meant “sole searching”, then finally found his other golf shoe, we assembled, 60 strong, before forming 15 foursomes and trudged off seeking immortality while contesting the Royal Hotel Trophy, a 4-ball Ambrose event. In near perfect conditions, the teaming of Wayne Nagle, Trevor Whish, Greg Anderson and Matt Brooks proved superior as they returned with the lowest score, 56¾. Hot on their collective heels were Andrew Manuel and his hand-picked Marauders, comprising Kingsley Cottle, Matt Casey plus one John Sanders, whose 577/8 was enough to nudge Digby Addison, Ian Michael plus Mssrs. P. Freidrichs and M. Bell into third place, with their combined 58½. The rest of the field swept, magnificent as a vast herd of wilderbeast, over the gentle hills and back to the nineteenth, to whit: M. Smith, G. McKenzie, R. Butterworth and S. Jonas (59¼), W. Parkin, M. Loy, D. Rodgers and S. Purdue (603/8), M. Hahesy, S. Michael, D. Mumford and B. Michael (61½), visitors “Woody”, Simone, Travis and Dean (62½), our glamourous Ladies teaming of N. Taylor, P. Anderson, C. Redpath and C. Taylor (62¾), a trio comprising D. Friedrichs, N. Olsen and A. Northcote (631/2), M. Hameister, D. Taylor, D. Trickett and D. Goudie (641/4), B. Thompson, L. Masson, G. Toms and A. Henstridge (651/4) plus J. Michael, C. Allen, E. Allen and C. Michael (65¼). It appears that the otherwise formidable foursome of P. Lamont, B. Michael, T. Michael and “Emu” Ackland also played, but in vain, with THE BOOK recording, pitifully, just their combined handicap of “7½”. We may never know what might have been, folks. Not only were we graced by the presence of a Ladies team but also delighted to see two Junior teams roll up. The combination of Jordan Taylor, Jye Wilson, Corey Temby and Master T. Shepherd scored 593/4, to out-fox Jake Michael, Josh Harkness, Dillon Michael and Daniel Mumford who smote 69 points. In the Longest Drive stakes it was down to Geoff McKenzie to show the A Graders, “Travis” the B Graders, Derek Friedrichs the C Graders, Cherie Taylor the Ladies and Dillon Michael the Juniors, just how this difficult feat is achieved. Only five players could, of course, be Nearest the Pin and they were Doug Taylor (3rd), Barry Thompson (8th), Dave Rodgers (10th), “Rotten Ron” Butterworth (13th) and Bill Parkin (15th). Not only was this a big day in the field but also, of necessity, in the kitchen as well as behind the bar and our thanks, appreciation and admiration to those worthy souls who looked after us so well. We also scored a new garden seat courtesy of our esteemed sponsor, the Royal Hotel and no doubt the argument, as to just where to best locate said amenity, will be won by someone soon. This Saturday, again under ideal conditions, we will place our fates in the tender hands of starters “Emu” Ackland and young Ian Michael as they guide us into the first round of the Club Championship, while reminding all to count their putts carefully for the Eddie Dennison Putting Trophy and if that’s not enough, we will also contest the Balaklava News Agencies Trophy, all in a knock-’em-down, drag-’em-out Stroke competition.

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SPORT v District Auction Night

After golf on the following Saturday (15th) we will hold the “Auction Night”, which includes a Cabaret, with music by “Flash Point”. From 7.30pm ‘till late, the bash will involve a basket supper, cost just $15.00 per head and present you with an eclectic, compelling cornucopia of “must have” items plus a “Mystery Thing”! For table bookings, please contact either Janice Smith on 8862 1733 or Ian Michael, 8863 1277.


Ladies: July 29 - Quarter Finals Club Championship/Most drives on fairway/ Sponsor-Outback Pest Control. V Bamford def B Victor, R Lamond def I Fisher Winner V Bamford 14, R/Up R Lamond 9, B Victor 8, J Zweck 8, K Mugge 8, Skins No 5- V Bamford Raffle- J Zweck This week August 5th – Stroke/ Heartbeat Donation/Beryl Victor – Hostess Y Carling Next Week August 12th – Semi Final Club Championship/Nearest the Pin/ Sponsor-Medika Gallery-hostess K Muggematches will be J Zweck Vs V Bamford and K Mugge Vs R Lamond. Men: Sunday August 1. Heartbeat Donation of $126.00 was raised. Quarter Final Championship resultsR Lamond def M Grocke, M Williams def M Pawley Stableford Results R Lamond 47pts, M Pawley 39pts, new member D Jackway 38pts, M Williams 37pts, P Agnew 37pts, I Zweck 34pts, J Hogan 32pts, M Finn 29pts, M Grocke 10pts, visitors- H Wandel 35pts and S Helbig 22pts This week- Sunday August 9th -.Harry Stopp Memorial/Stableford/ SponsorStopp Family. Tee Master- M Williams, Bar Roster- I Zweck assist J Hogan Next week- Sunday August 16th – Patrons Day -Stableford/Patron-Don Victor


Results from Saturday’s stableford. CCR: 41. R Brandsma 42, D Hannaford 40, R Thomas 40. B Grade: J Yard 46, D Lowry 41, D Murphy 41. NTP 3/12: G Raymond. NTP: 5/14: J Yard. Handicap matchplay. D Lowry d J Pengilly 3/2. A Leaver d R Thomas 1 up. Next week’s competition is stroke. – Alan Hartwell.

Two Wells Ladies

The third round of the championships was contested this week. The winner was Kathy Stubing with gross 91. Runner up was Judi Frost on a countback from H Johnson with gross 96. The silver spoon winner was H Johnson with nett 67. The Aileen Oliver putting competition winner was J Frost with 29. Monthly couvher winner is Judi Frost. Long Drive winner was K Stubing on 7. The handicap winner for this year is Judi Frost. Runner up was Helen Johnson.

Hockey Clare & District

Results of matches played at Burra on 1st of August. Under 14: Balaklava 1 goal defeated Wendouree 0. Goal: Jesse Shepherd. Best: Bal: Natasha Greenshields,Jesse Shepherd, Tim Heslop. Wen: Josh Nourse, Peter Cornwell, Rebecca Taylor. Donnybrook 5 defeated Burra 0. Goals: Jake Mill, Bryce Mill, Lachlan McLean, Fletcher Thomas, Oliver Pearson. Best: Don: Fletcher Thomas, Jake Mill, Oliver Pearson. Bur: Riley Chapman, Neil Maxted, Lachie Haddow Under 17: Balaklava 5 defeated Wendoutee 0. Goals: Samuel Tiller, Brittany Heslop, Peter McMillan, Bryce Chapman, Hedley Greenshields. Best: Bal: Matthew Gates, Tamara Gates, Ben Shepherd. Wen: Josh Nourse, Zenneth Brackstone-Ball, Stewart Squires. Burra 5 defeated Donnybrook 0. Goals: John Robinson, Aaron Desmet 2, Neil Maxted Best: Bur: Caleb Desmet, Aaron Desmet, John Robinson. Don: Jake Mill, Louise Thomas, Lachlan Kunoth Men: Burra 3 defeated Donnybrook 2. Goals: Bur: John Robinson, Toby Murphy, Colin Ball. Don: Mark Harvey, Peter Hooper. Best: Bur: John Robinson, Danny Smith, Darren Sweet. Don: Paul Telfer, Mark Harvey, Sam Megson. Balaklava 4 defeated Riverton 3. Goals: Bal: James Napper 2, Trent Stewart, Josh March. Riv: Kelvin Tiller 2, Daniel Bowden. Best: Bal: James Napper, Justin Simmonds, Peter McMillan. Riv: Tristan Chapman, Ben Shepherd, Kelvin Tiller Womens teams had a bye this round. Premiership Table at August 2. Under 14 W L D P F A Springstown 8 1 0 24 25 5 Balaklava 5 3 2 17 13 6 Donnybrook 3 1 1 6 19 9 Burra 3 6 1 10 9 16 Wendouree 1 9 0 3 1 31

Under17 Balaklava Springstown Burra Wendouree Donnybrook Women Donnybrook Springstown Balaklava Sevenhill Men Balaklava Donnybrook Riverton Springstown Burra

8 7 4 3 0

1 1 5 6 9

1 1 1 1 0

25 41 7 22 38 8 13 15 16 10 6 35 0 4 36

8 6 3 3

2 4 7 7

0 24 47 15 0 18 22 16 0 9 11 25 0 9 18 38

9 5 4 3 1

0 3 5 5 9

1 1 1 1 0

28 16 13 10 3

39 33 15 15 4

Balaklava Reports

6 13 23 20 44

Under 14: Balaklava v Wendouree. Wendouree started strongly and moved straight into attack from the first whistle. Strong defensive work from Jesse Shepherd kept spoiling the Wendouree attack. Natasha Greenshields was hitting well off the free hits in defense finding Bryce Chapman, Heath Milne and Tyler Milne which helped Balaklava play into the attacking 25 yard on numerous occasions. However, Wendouree player Josh Nourse was relentless in his defense and stopped Balaklava’s attack time and again. Marni and Hedley Greenshields were covering well across the midfield and created many opportunities for their team mates. Balaklava continued to work the ball well out of defense, through the midfield to the forwards. Jesse and Ethan Gates combined well which resulted in a great shot on goals but a mighty save by the goalie. Shortly before half time, some good team passing saw the ball sent from Tash to Heath to Ethan, with Jesse showing great skill to score from a rebound off the goalies pads. However, Balaklava continued to convert it back into their own attack. Bryce and Ethan continued to combine well. Marni, Tash, Hedley, Tim Heslop and Jesse worked hard all game. In the late stages of the half Balaklava eared a number of attacking penalty corners but were unable to score due to a strong Wendouree defense. Final score Balaklava 1 - Wendouree 0. UNDER 17: Balaklava v Wendouree. Play started strong with both teams fighting hard for the ball keen to score the first goal. That honor went to Balaklava when Bryce Chapman deflected a mid air ball to slip it passed the goalie. It was a beautiful goal. Balaklava continued to attack the ball well having numerous shots at goal. However, the Wendouree goalie was playing well stopping a number of goals. Another goal was awarded to Balaklava after some confusion and consultation between the umpires. Balaklava earned a short corner which Natasha Greenshields hit in the Samuel Tiller who hit it towards goal with a nicely timed hit but it was deflected at the last moment by the Wendouree goalie in a very good save. Play continued back and forth with both teams attacking and defending well. The second half saw Balaklava quickly earning a couple of short corners but were unable to convert either of them Wendouree hit out with a nice ball straight to Josh Chapman down the other end of the field who then quickly sent it back into Balaklava’s attack. Play was hard fought through the middle with Wendouree trying hard to get the ball off Balaklava players - Ben Shepherd, Matthew Gates and Samuel Tiller. Josh Chapman was feeling a bit bored and cold in the back line so after stopping a ball went for a run down to Balaklava’s attacking zone before passing the ball off. Balaklava scored a total of five goals for the game which reflected the strong side that Balaklava had but the score could have been much higher except for the defence that Wendouree put up. Final score Balaklava 5 - 0. MEN: Balaklava v Riverton. On a cold drizzly day at Burra the men played Riverton who have been on a good run of wins. Balaklava were short so needed to ask for the assistance of young Michael Bowden to play goalie and Renae Stewart in their back line. Balaklava as normal had a very strong forward line with Josh March, James Napper, Trent Stewart and Kevin Marriot, who all played together very well and played a very good team game. Everyone got a touch. James Napper was very strong taking the ball from the centre line to the goal circle earning short corners and having shots at goal. Trent Stewart was quick off the mark to defend play when Riverton were taking the centre pass. Napper decided to take a solo run and shoot from the top of the D and score a really nice, clean goal. Riverton quickly scored to make the score line even again. Until Balaklava were lucky to score again with Riverton’s strong defense doing a very good job back there. Balaklava scored another goal in the first half but Riverton were still on the mark with keeping it goal for goal in the first half. In the second half it was very much the same as the first with both teams very strong and very quick. Balaklava and Riverton scored again to still make the scores even but Balaklava did sneak another one through the very good Riverton goalie Jarrad Alm to make Balaklava one goal up and unlucky for Riverton, who played an excellent game all day, they just couldn’t score again. The final score was

four for Balaklava and three for Riverton. All in all it was a very quick game and all players passed the ball around to keep the opposition on their toes. Well done Balaklava for being still undefeated for the Year. Well done Guys. This is not to say though that they haven’t had some really tough games by all teams in the association. And once again a very big thankyou to young Michael Bowden for filling in even though it may have meant you missed out on some chocolate once you got home!! Thanks again Michael and Renae for filling in. Thankyou to those who wrote the reports.

(11) 114. S Cowie 51, 52 (9) 112. Postal and Railways. A Grade: I Mackintosh 96.5. B Grade: D Barr 90.6. C Grade; M Spendelove 90.6. Sighters: R Cunningham 18.2. Handicap results: I Mackintosh 49.3, 47.2, 96. V Synusas 47.3, 46.1, 93. S Giles 46.1, 45.4, 91. A McFarlane 46, 46.2, 92. A Bushell 48.2, 43.2, 91. D Barr 45.2, 45.4, 90. M Spendelove 45.3, 45.3, 90. B Phillips 45.1, 42, 87. M Bethune 42.1, 41.1, 83.

NENA Netball

Well, the report is short, just like Tuesday night, after play was rained out! As it has been rained out on both occasions that Pauline Hill has filled in, she has decided not to fill in anymore to make sure the courts stay dry! Pauline has taken over from Philip Shepherd with the new ‘rain man/woman’ tag. However it must be noted that Lisa Redpath and Di Taylor won their first ever set together - in a grudge match over Di’s daughter Kate and Lisa’s workmate, Lauren Parker. There was no love lost though as Di and Lisa could sniff a win! Pauline and Shaun Northcott had a reverse score in their match against stars Steve Lawrie and Jarek. But that’s where their match ended - dead level 1-8 each. The other match saw Diane Gregor’s Ships breathe a sigh of relief when the mist continued, saving them from sinking against Courtney Daniel’s Yachts. The Yachts took the first two sets with some good shots played by all parties. Scott McDonald was playing for the Ships and had a good hit against Darryl Barkla, whilst Diane was starting to make opponent Peter Rohrlach run around. Richard Goldney and Bec Houston couldn’t quite click together as the Daniel girls, Courtney and Chris (you are young too, Chris) took control of that set. Maybe next week it will be dry, but then it is winter tennis…


A1: EUD 58 def BSR 25. Eudunda got off to a good start with strong drives and accurate shooting from Jess and Kerrie. BSR were trialling some position changes so took some time to settle into the game. BSR made changes at half time and started playing more confident netball but Eudunda already had the run on. BSR’s defenders put good pressure on Eudunda’s attack but height and accuracy played a major role in the game for Eudunda. Eudunda were the better team on the day.

Blyth/Snow V BBH

A1: Blyth Snowtown 69 def BBH 17. The Cats came out determined to comprehensively beat the young, fit BBH side which was playing for a spot in the finals. With a focus of restricting the visitors to a 10 goal first quarter, the Cats defenders performed outstandingly, with the three talls and Bernie Keech in centre only letting four goals through in the first 15 minutes. The attack line supported its defence line, scoring most balls that were sent down to their end. Despite the game becoming scrappy in the last quarter, the Cats stayed disciplined and finished the last quarter off in style, allowing only two goals to be scored against them.


A1: South Clare 48 defeated MinMan 42. A tightly contested first half with scores even at half time. Strong defensive pressure applied by both teams saw a physical contest of the ball. South made a few changes at half time which enabled them to steady in attack and convert well to give them a lead of 10 at ¾ time. A serious injury to South’s dominant defensive player Carly Hienrich halfway through the last quarter shook the South side and Min-Man steadied to convert six unanswered goals. South were able to hold on to a six goal win on the final whistle.

RSMU v North Clare

A1: RSMU 49 def North 48. Even contest throughout the game, consistent shooting in RSMU’s goal ring from both Jacki Allen and Jess Przybyla. RSMU lead going into the third quarter but North fought back to even the score with accurate shooting by Emma Coles and Lisa Beagal. Few positional changes saw North Clare come out strong at the start of the last quarter with good attacking from Rachel Pierce. RSMU’s determination and team work with strongs rebounds from Sarah Noack and Hannah Clark along with mid court pressure secured a one goal win.

Shooting Lower Light Rifle

Cyclists and Torrens Valley. A Grade: P Bradshaw 98.10. B grade: G Aphtomas 94.5. Sighters: J pPnyon 20.2. Handicap results: G Aphtomas 46.3, 48.2 (6) 100. R Nicholls 45.2, 45.2 (9) 99. P Bradshaw 48.5, 50.5 (1) 99. J Pinyon 47.2, 47.2 (4) 98. D Bradey 48.3, 47.3 (1) 95. P Fry 48.3, 42.3 (3) 93. P Gale 37.2, 50.5 (2) 89. Cyclists & Torrens Valley F Class. F Open: G Hutchins 183. F Standard: M Heyward 189. Sighters: M Heyward 52/60. Handicap results: M Heyward 95, 94 (18) 200. C Green 88, 96 (21) 200. E hatton 82, 87 (26) 200. G Hutchings 87, 96 (16) 199. H Bradshaw 82, 87 (21) 190. R Braund 84, 92 (10) 196. L Bament 71, 87 (28) 186. S Braund 85, 88 (11) 173. M Williams 81, 64 (34) 179. N Powell 36 (V) 36. Light River. A Grade: R Spillman 99.7. B Grade: T Bickley 97.7. Sighters: T Bickley 19.3. Handicap results: G Simpson 48.4, 50.5 (13) 120. G Morony 47.2, 46.3 (23) 120. T Bickley 47.3, 50.4 (16) 210. R Spillman 49.4, 50.3 (13) 119. B Clark 44.4, 50.3 (16) 117. P Bothwell 47.1, 46.1 (19) 114. R Robertson 46.3, 45.1 (19) 114. Phoenix. A Grade: J Samuel 98.7. B Grade: D Clarke 94.5. Sighters: C George 20.1. Handicap results: J Samuel 50.5, 48.2 (16) 121. C George 49.1, 47.5 (16) 118. D Clarke 46.4, 48.1 (18) 117. M Bialkowski 45.2, 48.3 (18) 116. C Williams 45.2, 48.3 (16) 114. M Challen 41.2, 50.4 (16) 113. A White 49.4, 49.3 (V) 98. Phoenix F Class. F Standard: R Mousley 113. Handicap Results: C Mousley 54, 55 (13) 122. R Mousley 56, 52 (4) 117. D Barnard 52, 49 (13) 114. K Neale 52, 51


winter night

Ladies winter

Another perfect day greeted the ladies with the ‘best captain in the world’, Helen Durdin, leading her Lime charges to a good win 5-33 to 1-16 over the absent Shaz Pike’s Sprites. Shaz heard there was a toy sale somewhere and got Shelley Lamond to fill in for her. Shelley and Helen had a consistent hit with the slightly older lady taking the honours and showing she’s still got it! Sprites Lorraine Jenner wasn’t grinning when she learnt she had to face Valerie Carling all day, knowing Valerie is a cunning player who places winning shots everywhere. That she did, and like her captain, won her three sets. Sprites Sarah Kammermann, who was on a mission, and Rae Winen spoilt Angela Battle and Meriel Lane’s party, winning the Sprites only set in a tight 6-3. Nice to see Meriel out for her hit and I think she has now finally qualified for her team!! Angela and Meriel couldn’t believe the time when they’d finished and had to kill some time before going home too early! Another match to finish early was between Colleen Allen’s Cokes and Heidi Zerk’s Solos, with the latter scraping through to win 3-29 to 3-26. This was nearly a huge upset as Heidi’s team hasn’t lost and Colleen’s team has hardly won! Well done Cokes! Heidi thought her team was doomed after losing the first two sets, including a tiebreaker and a 6-4. Cokes Denby Wandel and Belinda May-Woidt played exceptionally well to win their tie over the strong pair of Melissa Moulds and Julie Bigg. Melissa then got cranked up, and with Kellie Harrison, took their set 6-3 over Denby and Bec Houston. The two captains were pitted against each other, and Colleen was on fire, taking the first two sets. Heidi must’ve been thinking about the Eisteddfod as she went to pieces in that second set with Julie against Colleen and Belinda! These four ladies got the ‘cackling chooks’ award due to the amount of noise coming from their court! The children had an egg hunt afterwards but to no avail! The Solos took the last two sets with Heidi about to concede defeat, only to check her adding up and see they’d won! Once again, Colleen and Denby showed their ages by not having much energy left by their last set! Melissa and Heidi took advantage of this purposely making them run! A great game girls! The final match saw Pauline Hill’s Fantas defeat Helen Barry’s unlucky Lemons 5-31 to 1-25. The final game scores were close as a tiebreaker and three 6-4s were played indicating how close the match really was. The Lemons had two fill-in’s in Kathryn Mahony and Kerry Williams who initially both had two close losses, only to have a big 6-1 win together, being the Lemons only set! Kerry and Di Meaney were very unlucky to lose a tie to Mary Connell and Narelle ‘bathplug’ Michael, with all players having 6-4s in the middle sets. Di was feeling her legs as her last set with Helen was also a long one, another 6-4! Narelle was having a dirty time in the last set with ever-consistent Kerrie Bell, with some expletives coming from Naz, as they went down the gurgler to Kerry and Kathryn. Pauline and Mary were determined to have a win and played some excellent shots, especially in their last set. Until next week when we see who’s in or out, and hope Kim sick bits are getting better…

Plains Producer, Wednesday August 5, 2009


sport v Football

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HW Eagles Hamley Bridge

APFL results from Saturday – Round 15 A Grade Senior Colts 8.6 2.3

14.11 18.14 22.16 (148) 5.5 6.6 12.9 (81)

Best: HW Eagles- J.Hunt, S.Braham, D.Oswald, T.Sharpe, J.Knapstein, D.Thomas; Hamley Bridge- J.Schahinger, T.Smith, M.Norman, L.Wedding, J.Latimer, B.Burgess  Goals: HW EaglesJ.Hunt 12, D.Thomas 5, S.Price 2, N.Young, S.Braham, D.Oswald; Hamley Bridge- L.Wedding 4, B.Burgess 3, J.Latimer, T.Smith, M.Norman, B.Burgess, L.Pratt

Mallala United

7.4 0.1

8.7 1.4

11.14 13.17 4.4 4.7

(95) (31)

Virginia Two Wells

3.3 3.2

5.9 8.5

12.12 16.12 (108) 9.7 12.11 (83)

Best: Mallala- C.Rimmer, D.Carpenter, J.Wildbore, B.Hardie, B.Montgomery, T.Cawrse; United- W.Banton, S.Schulz, B.Starr, A.Mills, B.Brown, M.Sammons  Goals: Mallala- B.Montgomery 5, D.Feeley 3, J.Montgomerie, M.Saunders, C.Rimmer, M.Birchmore; United- S.McArdle, B.Sobey, T.Guerin, R.Hansen Best: Virginia- A.Johnston, M.Young, B.Galic, R.Desmond, A.Geradis, G.Rigney; Two Wells- N.Applebee, T.Uern, A.Hand, W.Sansbury, L.Allmond, B.Stubing  Goals: Virginia- A.Geradis 7, C.Musolino 3, G.Rigney 2, A.Bascombe, P.Mylonopoulos, A.Johnston, M.Nykamp; Two Wells- A.Hand 6, T.Uern 3, S.Wise, L.Allmond, T.Leighton

HW Eagles Hamley Bridge

B Grade 4.2 1.4

5.4 5.4

9.7 5.5

14.7 9.7

(91) (61)

Best: HW Eagles- S.Cranwell, J.Taylor, B.Price, P.Catalano, L.Knappstein, B.Cave; Hamley Bridge- I.Naulty, L.Rosenzwig, B.Haggerty, T.Papzoglor, S.Rademacher, L.Morgante  Goals: HW Eagles- M.Mckay 3, P.Nichols 2, R.Koch 2, J.Mahoney, B.Price, D.Catford, S.Gill, S.Cranwell, P.Catalano, J.Roberts; Hamley BridgeB.Haggerty 4, T.Miller 2, L.O’Neil, D.Miller, A.Baker

TIGER craig Maynard looks to dispose of the ball before Magpie Andrew Hall closes in for a tackle during the reserves game on Saturday.


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APFL Footy Face

Name: Andrew Evans Nickname: Evo/Hoff DOB: 10/10/1978 Height: 186cm Team: Balakava A grade Guernsey Number: 24 Position: Forward line Favourite AFL/SANFL team: Port Power/North Adelaide Who is the most damaging player (on or off field) in your club? Hayden Walker Who is your club’s hardest worker (on or off field)? Paul McLean – to still be playing football at his age?! Highlight of footy career? 2004 YPFL premiership – Ardrossan What’s your number one passion outside of footy? Love summer, on the surf ski down the beach! If you could trade places with any person for a week, famous or not, living or dead, real or fictional, with who would it be? Damien Oliver/ Melbourne Cup weekend What is the last book you read/movie you saw? Power of One/27 Dresses

United Mallala

0.4 1.1

1.7 1.2

3.8 2.3

5.7 3.7

(37) (25)

Best: United- T.Opitz, S.Radecki, K.Jarman, P.Sharer, D.Carter, G.Graham; Mallala- R.McGannon, K.Jameson, S.Angus, C.Hummell, B.Thomas, S.Gardner  Goals: United- B.Jones, T.McArdle, H.Warnock, D.Carter, J.Rundle; Mallala- B.Tucker 2, S.Angus Two Wells 3.3 4.8 7.10 12.16 (88) Virginia 5.3 5.4 7.9 10.10 (70) Best: Two Wells- B.Hart, L.Franklin, D.Applebee, R.Coleman, S.Nicholas, C.Lamont; Virginia- R.Perre, P.Russo, B.Nikou, M.Cartlidge, T.Karutz, B.Zito  Goals: Two Wells- O.Allmond 4, S.Larrett 3, T.Taylor 2, R.Coleman 2, B.Hart; Virginia- S.Lioulios 3, T.Karutz 3, R.Perre, M.Cartlidge, M.Hamood, B.Nikou

RSMU Hawks North Clare

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3.6 3.4

4.9 5.6

10.10 5.7

(70) (37)

Mallala United

3.1 2.1

7.2 4.4

8.4 8.9

13.5 9.11

(83) (65)

Two Wells Virginia

5.1 0.1

12.5 0.3

16.8 0.4

21.10 (136) 1.8 (14)

Best: HW Eagles- M.Heopner, N.Greenshields, N.Jericho, J.Roberts, J.Kelly, J.Cowell; Hamley Bridge- B.Case, A.Power, M.Gregory, B.Fritz, J.Sharman, D.Campian  Goals: HW Eagles- S.McGuiness 3, J.Taylor 2, N.Jericho 2, J.Appleby 2, T.Lawson; Hamley BridgeN.Pycroft, J.Watson, B.Case, R.Darwin, A.Power Best: Mallala- B.Goudie, J.Drew, B.Martin, D.Mclean, K.Algar, J.Robinson; United- B.Merry, J.Curnow, J.Crosbie, I.Guisasola, M.McIntyre, D.Fabry  Goals: Mallala- B.Goudie 3, J.Hallion 3, J.Drew 2, R.Helps 2, J.Robinson, D.Mclean; United- B.Merry 3, R.Sharer 2, J.Hurrell 2, J.Crosbie, M.McIntyre Best: Two Wells- L.Tassell, L.Tryfopolous, R.Devlin, J.Fiddock, T.Markou, B.Harvey; Virginia- J.Bradbrook, T.Lioulios, M.Lazenkas, R.Young, S.Soloman, M.Catanzariti  Goals: Two Wells- S.Schroeter 6, L.Tassell 3, J.Fiddock 2, A.Clarke 2, J.Shepard 2, B.Slattery 2, H.Ramsay 2, R.Devlin; Virginia- T.Lioulios

Junior Colts

HW Eagles Hamley Bridge

1.2 2.0

2.3 2.2

3.4 3.5

5.4 3.6

(34) (24)

Mallala United

0.2 1.2

3.7 1.2

4.9 2.3

6.9 2.6

(45) (18)

Two Wells Virginia

3.1 1.1

5.3 1.2

5.9 1.2

6.14 1.2

(50) (8)

Best: HW Eagles- B.Nicholls, J.Appleby, N.Williams, C.Scott, D.Williams; Hamley Bridge- D.Collings, J.Rosenzweig, T.Darwin, C.Buckby, J.Talbot, J.Wedding  Goals: HW Eagles- M.Hill 2, C.Scott, T.Nottle, B.Taylor; Hamley Bridge- K.Hewitt, N.Pycroft, S.Collings Best: Mallala- J.Hooper, N.Lush, N.Goudie, J.Good, R.Svetec, H.Kirvan; United- J.Bugeja, K.McArdle, D.Zanker, A.Clothier, H.Hosking, A.McArdle  Goals: Mallala- A.Coe 3, Z.Hallion, J.Birchmore, D.Kearns; United- N.Curnow, H.Hosking Best: Two Wells- D.Wise, C.Farrerly, M.Wylie, R.Catanzariti, D.Bronley, S.Slattery; Virginia- M.Vigor, A.Drew, B.Martin, A.Pogas, B.Galic, H.Farrow  Goals: Two Wells- D.Bronley 5, T.Nixon; Virginia- A.Pogas Next Saturday Matches

• Virginia vs HW Eagles • United vs Hamley Bridge • Balaklava vs Two Wells • Mallala bye

3.2 2.3

6.7 6.7

9.8 9.8

16.12 (108) 10.11 (71)

RSMU Hawks North Clare

7.6 0.0

Min/Man South Clare

2.2 4.1

6.5 5.2

8.9 7.3

12.10 9.3

Min/Man South Clare

4.3 1.0

9.6 2.2

13.9 3.3

Eudunda BSR Tigers

5.0 2.4

6.6 4.6

11.9 5.10

15.14 (104) 6.13 (49)

BSR Tigers Eudunda

3.3 2.0

6.5 3.1

7.7 7.6

BBH Rams Blyth/Snowtown

3.3 2.1

4.5 5.4

6.12 8.8

11.16 9.8

Blyth/Snowtown BBH Rams

4.6 0.0

11.7 13.12 19.12 (126) 1.1 1.1 2.1 (13)

Best: RSMU Hawks- T.Willmott, B.Hardison, C.Mullins, K.Hart, B.Mitchell, S.Noack; North Clare- C.Jaeschke, M.Harrold, A.Amey, S.Jaeschke, P.Redden, B.Pudney  Goals: RSMU Hawks- S.Noack 4, J.Williams 3, T.Willmott 3, L.Sandland 2, D.Busch 2, B.Mitchell, D.Schulz; North Clare- B.James 3, M.Ward 2, T.Huppatz 2, A.Amey, G.Wilkins, S.Pink

(82) (57)

Best: Min/Man- A.Bevis, L.Sandow, R.Piggot, B.Kerslake, D.Fogden, D.Mitchell; South Clare- A.Vandeleur, S.Lewis, M.Vandeleur, R.Lewis, M.Dare, M.Smith  Goals: Min/Man- B.Kerslake 3, S.Baraglia 2, D.Fogden 2, D.Mitchell 2, B.Ross 2, A.Ackland; South Clare- M.Thomas 2, S.Heinrich 2, S.Lewis, C.Sommerville, S.Clarke, W.Hutchinson, J.Wagner Best: Eudunda- G.Laucke, S.Biacsi, S.Schutz, S.Geister, S.Close, M.Cussadia; BSR Tigers- A.MacKenzie, T.Weckert, P.Jones, C.Weckert, A.Burgess,  Goals: Eudunda- S.Geister 5, M.Zerner 3, R.Schimidt 2, S.Biacsi, K.Bisset, D.Cluse, K.Dunstan, A.Turrell; BSR Tigers- D.Mellow 2, C.Weckert 2, T.Weckert, K.Burgess

RSMU Hawks North Clare

(82) (62)

B Grade 0.6 1.3

1.12 2.3

4.13 4.4

6.14 6.7

(50) (43)

Best: RSMU Hawks- D.Hutton, F.McInerney, J.Smith, J.Connelly, S.Przibilla, B.Plueckhahn; North Clare- P.Clarke, B.Channon, J.Nicolai, N.Jones, B.Clothier, D.Smith  Goals: RSMU HawksM.McInerney 2, S.Griffiths, L.Wilkey, J.Hicks, J.Smith; North Clare- D.Polden 2, B.Sweetman 2, D.Smith, M.Dopson

Min/Man South Clare

3.1 1.1

5.4 1.1

9.9 1.1

13.13 1.3

(91) (9)

Best: Min/Man- C.Hallian, S.Camilleri, T.Nicholls, R.Dixon, T.Thomas, C.McBride; South Clare- R.Degenhardt, T.Behenna, S.Smith, S.Buridge, R.Cole, M.Jenner  Goals: Min/Man- C.Hallian 4, S.Camilleri, T.Nicholls, R.Dixon, T.Thomas, C.McBride, N.Schoenberg, L.Milburn, N.Forrest, N.Bentley; South ClareR.Cole

BSR Tigers Eudunda

4.1 0.4

8.6 0.4

14.11 18.13 (121) 0.4 1.5 (11)

Best: BSR Tigers- N.Burford, A.Culbertson, B.Jones, D.Lawry, A.Mellow, A.Lehmann; Eudunda- A.Slater, S.Mann, J.Vandenham, R.Westover, A.Bissett, S.Kreig  Goals: BSR Tigers- D.Jones 6, B.Weckert 5, A.Mellow 2, M.Lynch, N.Adams, N.Burford, K.Stringer, B.Jones; Eudunda- A.Slater

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Best: BBH Rams- M.Hall, P.Mann, A.Spicer, A.Purchase, T.Riggs, M.Phin; Blyth/Snowtown- J.Agnew, R.Darling, A.Brackstone, A.Wood, J.Growden, N.McCormack  Goals: BBH Rams- B.Wall 2, P.Mann 2, T.Whittlesea 2, A.Purchase, M.Phin, S.Tohl, D.Reed, A.Spicer; Blyth/Snowtown- J.Agnew 3, R.Darling 2, N.McCormack 2, B.Moffatt 2

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HW Eagles Hamley Bridge

2.0 2.2

6.1 5.4

7.1 5.6

9.3 7.8

(57) (50)

Best: Blyth/Snowtown- D.Stringer, M.Price, R.Baxter, R.Pratt, C.Stirling, M.Thomas; BBH Rams- B.Norris, J.Little, B.Tiver, B.Stockman, T.Cousins, T.Dalla  Goals: Blyth/Snowtown- R.Pratt 3, M.Thomas 2, D.Stringer 2, D.Altmann, J.Pratt; BBH RamsG.Thompson 3, J.Webster 2, K.Cawood, W.Nolan

12.10 20.14 28.18 (186) 0.0 1.0 1.0 (6)

Best: RSMU Hawks- P.Allchurch, B.Plueckhahn, B.Moreton, R.Howson, A.Rowett, T.Smith; North Clare- N.Earle, J.Pritchard, B.Couzner, T.Dunstan, B.Jones, M.Makin  Goals: RSMU HawksP.Allchurch 7, B.Plueckhahn 4, B.Moreton 3, T.Connell 3, R.Howson 3, S.Jordan 2, T.Smith 2, M.Busch, M.Simmons, A.Rowett, L.Vater; North Clare- T.Huppatz

15.14 (104) 4.3 (27)

Best: Min/Man- C.McBride, A.Grosset, H.Clark, D.Pengilly, J.Sandow, M.Hogben; South Clare- T.Pitcher, J.Eyers, N.Smith, C.Napper, M.Bennie, L.Day  Goals: Min/Man- J.Sandow 6, J.McGregor 2, A.Grosset 2, T.Friebel, A.Bruce, D.Pengilly, C.McBride, P.Hill; South Clare- J.Andrewatha 2, S.Minney, N.Boyce

9.9 9.7

(63) (61)

Best: BSR Tigers- K.Burgess, S.Martin, D.Williams, B.Mitchell, A.Ashby, S.Tilbrook; Eudunda- B.Dunn, P.Voigt, T.Walker, C.Redemski, J.Voigt, C.Voigt Goals: BSR Tigers- K.Burgess 4, N.Hayes 2, S.Martin, D.Williams, C.Burgess; Eudunda- C.Voigt 4, B.Dunn 2, B.Rule, T.Baker, S.Roocke Best: Blyth/Snowtown- C.Andriske, C.Lloyd, A.Lloyd, J.Growden, H.Norton, A.Elix; BBH Rams- S.Connell, Z.Lynch, J.Lynch, M.Wiechs, T.Pumpa, R.Maidment  Goals: Blyth/Snowtown- A.Lloyd 7, J.Growden 3, R.Ottens 3, A.Elix 3, H.Noble 2, M.Atkinson; BBH Rams- M.Wiechs, J.Lynch

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RSMU Hawks North Clare

5.1 0.0

11.2 0.0

17.3 0.0

20.6 0.0

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South Clare Min/Man

8.2 0.0

16.6 0.1

21.9 0.1

29.12 (186) 0.1 (1)

Eudunda BSR Tigers

5.1 0.0

10.1 0.0

14.4 0.0

16.6 0.0





Best: RSMU Hawks- J.Connell, P.Callery, M.Rohde, S.Ball, L.Michalany, H.Behn; North Clare- K.Dreckow, B.Fisher, B.Earle, H.Calaby, L.Jaeschke, S.Gerrard  Goals: RSMU Hawks- J.Connell 9, L.Michalany 4, M.Rohde 2, J.Schulze 2, H.Behn, S.Ball, Z.Jolly;

Best: South Clare- L.Dunstan, R.Knight, D.Minney, P.Vonheyamnick, J.Wallent, B.Day; Min/Man- A.Grosset, D.Brown, M.Barnes, J.Brown, D.Pengilly, W.Pearson  Goals: South Clare- L.Dunstan 12, D.Minney 5, J.Pearse 3, B.Day 3, D.Day 2, N.Boyce 2, R.Knight 2;

(102) (0)

Best: Eudunda- C.Blumson, S.Nietschke, I.Blumson, K.Milde, L.Waldhuter, M.Neville; BSR Tigers- J.Hayes, J.Kurth, L.Wilsdon, D.Hayes, L.Fitzgerald, W.Longmire  Goals: Eudunda- I.Blumson 5, E.Dunstan 3, C.Blumson 2, D.Windsor 2, K.Milde, M.Neville, L.Waldhuter, J.Bugeja; Best: Blyth/Snowtown- A.Giles, C.Giles, T.Norton, Z.Barrett, T.Eime, T.Salter; BBH Rams- S.Mattey, H.Wilson, B.Radford, T.Drew, L.Roth, B.Lee  Goals: Blyth/Snowtown- T.Salter 3, T.Eime 2, A.Giles 2, C.Giles 2

Next Week Matches • Eudunda vs North Clare • South Clare vs Blyth/Snowtown • BBH Rams vs Min/Man • RSMU Hawks vs BSR Tigers


Plains Producer, Wednesday August 5, 2009

SPORT v Football

Tigers cop a hiding from the ‘Pies By Lindsay Nesbit

A grade

Mallala maintained their one game break at the top of the ladder when they defeated United by a tick over 10 goals. The Pies were keen to avenge their centenary match loss to United, the win set up by a sensational seven goal to nothing first quarter. United stayed with Mallala on the scoreboard for the rest of the game but didn’t recover from the first term hiding. Mallala hit the ground running. Brian Montgomery showed he was in for a big game when he got the first Mallala goal. Leading strongly, Brian Montgomery soon followed with another two goals and the Pies were away. United struggled to get the ball into attack, and when they did the Mallala defence were able to repel the visitors. Daniel Feeley got his first after a free kick. At the other end United were in strife. A free kick 25 metres out straight in front only resulted in a behind – the Tigers’ only score for the quarter. The visitors looked to be in for a long hard day. Mallala were at their best with seven majors to quarter time. The Wildbore boys, Jonno and

BELOW: Tiger Clinton Jenkin takes a mark during the reserves game.

Mallala 13-17 (95) d United Tigers 4-7 (31)

James in exceptional early touch, with David Cawrse in career best form, United always looked as if they would find it difficult to kick enough goals. Notwithstanding that they were already seven goals off the pace. Brad Hardie gave notice of another top effort picking up plenty of touches, and with Brian Montgomery firing at full forward Mallala looked the goods even with three quarters still to go. Heath Pym was getting a bit of the ball for United but the Mallala onslaught meant he had little support. United regrouped after the first break and came out attacking the goals. Sam McArdle soon had his first but United could only follow it up with behinds when they desperately needed goals. Scoring wise the game slowed to a snails speed, both defences getting right on top. Mallala supporters had their hearts in their mouths when Joel Montgomerie was stretchered off with a leg injury. Eventually the second half of the term became a mirror image of the first half. This time

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HAND Aaron - Two Wells............................................47 THOMAS Daniel - HW Eagles....................................46 GERADIS Anton - Virginia............................................46 JERICHO Samuel - HW Eagles................................. 44 FEELEY Daniel - Mallala............................................... 41 GUERIN Tom - United................................................... 36 MONTGOMERY Brian - Mallala................................ 30 SCHUTT Shamus - Virginia.........................................29 GRIFFITHS Brad - Mallala.............................................26 ANTONY Justin - Two Wells.......................................25

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TILLER Derek - Mallala................................................. 34 CARTER Darren - United..............................................25 LARRETT Steven - Two Wells.....................................23 ALLMOND Owen - Two Wells...................................21 MCKEAN Rhys - Two Wells........................................20 PRATT Adam - United...................................................18 WRIGHT Leigh - Balaklava...........................................18 UERN Shannon - Two Wells....................................... 17 HILL Dallas - HW Eagles..............................................15 LEO Maurice - Virginia..................................................15

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SCHROETER Shannon - Two Wells........................ 60 HILL Dallas - HW Eagles.............................................. 41 TASSELL Luke - Two Wells......................................... 36 RUIZ Chad - Balaklava...................................................27 GUY Luke - Balaklava.....................................................25 McPHARLIN Ryan - Balaklava....................................23 RAMSAY Hayden - Two Wells................................... 22 McGUINESS Shane - HW Eagles............................ 22 JERICHO Nicholas - HW Eagles............................... 22 BANNEAR Lewis - Virginia..........................................15

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GOSS Lachlan - Two Wells.........................................24 BRONLEY Devaughn - Two Wells.............................24 KARPANY Corey - Balaklava........................................21 COE Adam - Mallala......................................................20 BIRCHMORE Jake - Mallala........................................ 17 KEARNS Dylan - Mallala...............................................15 SCOTT Cody - HW Eagles...........................................14 WISE Dylan - Two Wells...............................................13 NIXON Travis - Two Wells.............................................12 FAHEY Dylan - Balaklava.............................................. 11


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it was Mallala hammering the goals only to be let down with average kicking. It was the in-form Brian Montgomery who rectified the problem with another goal. The scores for the quarter locked away at one goal three each. Worrying for United was that they had made absolutely no inroads on the Mallala lead. Christian Rimmer is in rare form, and his goal kicked Mallala further ahead. Just when it looked as if United had no spark, they came alive with three unanswered goals. Tom Guerin, Ricky Hansen, and Ben Sobey had given United a flicker of hope. Hansen was starting to get a bit of the ball on his wing, and the Tiger big man Will Banton was really exerting an influence on the game. Banton was having a good game in ruck, and picking up plenty of marks around the ground. Adam Mansfield another Tiger to trouble the home side. Even after the three in a row for United the Tigers still found themselves nearly 40 points in arrears. Daniel Feeley steadied the

Ricky Hansen, United defends as Magpie Matt Saunders gets a kick away in the A grade.

ship for Mallala with another goal. After his impressive performance the week before, Angus Bruggeman came in for a fair bit of attention. Mallala letting United off the hook with a modest third quarter return of three goals from 10 shots. United three from three but they needed a lot more.

Brad Hardie and Matthew Birchmore kicked the only two goals in the last term that saw Mallala run out easy winners. Matthew Birchmore won’t get many goals easier than this one. Unattended in the goal square the Rimmer pass was spot on. United again unable to penetrate the Mallala

defence, goalless in the final term. United only able to score one goal in three quarters of football, against the league leaders, it was never going to be enough. Christian Rimmer in another best on ground effort. David Cawrse at full back made sure danger Tiger forward

Sam McArdle wasn’t going to get things his own way. Jonno and James Wildbore, Brad Hardie, Brian Montgomery all clear winners. Will Banton was impressive for United. He had back up from Simon Schulz, Ben Starr, Adrian Mills, Brodee Brown, Mark Sammons, Ricky Hansen and Brad Shimmin.

United still in hunt for reserves flag United 5-7 (37) defeated Mallala 3-7 (25) reserves

In a low scoring game of football United played better overall to win by two goals. The entire first half was a dour struggle with only two goals scored. One by Sam Angus for Mallala in the first quarter, and the other by James Rundle for United in the second. The Tigers having more of the play and should have been much further in front than the five points they were at half time. The third term produced more of the same. It was unattractive football with players from both teams missing targets resulting in numerous costly turnovers. United had a bit more desperation and cohesion to their play. Travis Opitz skill level one of the games highlights. Opitz along with Scott Radecki and Kym Jarman in defence made sure Mallala goals were kept to a minimum. Hamish Warnock and Darren Carter kicked a goal each to edge United just that little bit further in front at the last change. Brett

Tucker was moved up forward and rewarded Mallala with the home sides’ only goal for the quarter. The last term continued the trend of the game. More defensive pressure from both sides again meant goals were scarce. After Tim McArdle and then Braydon Jones goaled eventually for United, the visitors were now 22 points in front. A match winning lead. Mallala had the last five scoring shots of the match but could only manage one goal to Brett Tucker. In spite of their second placing on the ladder this was a game where Mallala rarely ever looked like winning. United able to respond to whatever Mallala could throw at them. Mallala making too many unforced errors. United deserved winners. The damage on the scoreboard to Mallala would have been much greater but for a standout best on ground effort from Ryan McGannon – the full back in fine form. Kale Jamieson is another Magpie playing at his best. Sam Angus another to show plenty of class. Chris Hummell kept busy in defence. Brad Thomas and Scott Gardner both solid contributors. United had the loyal club servant

Travis Opitz as their best. Opitz setting up plenty of attacks. Kym Jarman and Scott Radecki along with Paul Sharer, and Glen Graham who put in another good effort. Darren Carter is another Tiger who had a good game. Aside from his goal Carter covered plenty of ground during the game, including a mark and some good ball work in defence. In a congested race for finals football the win keeps United well and truly in the hunt.

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Mallala made it two wins in a row when they defeated United by three goals. Both sides needing a win to keep in touch with the top four, United desperate to break a four game losing streak. After a relatively even first quarter, Mallala upped the pressure in the second, going into half time with a near three goal lead. United put in their best quarter of the match when they dominated the third term. It was a chance for the Tigers to set up a victory but nine scoring shots only yielded four goals. But for this difficulty with accuracy, the Tigers should have been further ahead at the last break. Mallala came home strongly in the last quarter kicking five goals to one to notch up their fifth win of the season. Best for the victors were Ben Goudie in his best game this year. Ben was also equal leading goal kicker for Mallala along with Jonno Hallion. Jake Drew continues to make immense improvement this season. Ben Martin, Dale McLean, Karl Algar, and Jamie Robinson were others to play well. United’s Brandon Merry also played his best game this year, and also led the United goal kickers with three. Jacob Curnow, John Crosbie, Ingo Guisasola, Mitchell McIntyre, and Dylan Fabry all played well for the visitors. Ben Goudie and Jonno Hallion led the way with three

TIGER Scott Radecki brings Magpie Kale Jamieson down in a tackle during the reserves.

goals apiece, backed up with multiples from Jake Drew, and Russell Helps. Jamie Robinson, Dale McLean, and Troy Algar added singles. United had the three goals from Brandon Merry, two each from Ross Sharer and Jake Hurrell, and singles from John Crosbie and Mitchell McIntyre.

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By Rick Graham United started the game kicking towards the southern end. The Mallala boys were keen to make amends after losing last week. However it was United that showed more intensity in the first term, and were rewarded with the first goal through Nick Curnow. Mallala lifted late in the term, however wasted the opportunity when near the goals. With Mallala kicking with the aid of the breeze, they attacked from the opening bounce of the second term. Good movement from Joey Hooper to Huey Kirvan, and then a mark to Jake Birchmore resulted in Mallala levelling the scores. Mallala’s defence remained rock solid and kept United scoreless for the term, while Mallala added two more goals through Adam Coe. The third term was an even affair with both teams battling hard to win possession. Only two goals were scored, one each to both teams. United through Harry Hosking, and Mallala from Zac Hallion. Mallala went straight into their forward line at the start of the last term, and Adam Coe kicked his third goal. For the game. After working the ball along the eastern wing Mallala’s Dylan Kearns marked strongly and goaled. The remainder of the game was fairly scrappy as both teams bottled the ball in. Best players for Mallala were Joey Hooper for his great defensive pressure all match. Nick Lush and Nick Goudie for their run from the backlines. Jamie Good, Reece Svetec, and Huey Kirvan all had solid games. For United James Bugeja had plenty of the ball. Kevin McArdle, Dillon Zanker, and Angus Clothier battled hard all game. Harry Hosking and Adam McArdle for trying hard to provide United with a focal point up forward. Final score: Mallala 6.9,45 to United 2.6,18.

Plains Producer, Wednesday August 5, 2009


sport v Football

Eagles need two upsets

But Rams will be hard to beat Virginia v HWE P R E V I E WRound 16

This week’s clash at Virginia oval becomes one of two top four sides. H W Eagles have now snuck back into fourth place thanks to their win over the Bombers at the weekend. While they remain equal on premiership points with rivals Balaklava and United, it is inevitable that they will need to pull off at least two upsets between now and August 29 if they are to play a part in this year’s major round! While the in-form Rams will be extremely hard to topple at home, this game does give the Eagles a chance to surprise many and notch up one of those necessary and all-important “upset” wins. This is much easier said than done as Virginia are going from strength to strength in season 2009. Not only is their reputation growing each and every week of the season as it wears on, the Rams are on a roll and still a chance to finish minor premiers in 2009 if all things fall into place! (they meet Mallala again on August 22!) Scuttlebutt from the streets suggests the Eagles, despite moving into fourth place on the weekend are still well off the pace of the top three APFL sides. If reports from the Lochiel match are true and the Eagles lacked the desire and enthusiasm we have come to know of them in recent years then the result of this match could even be a foregone conclusion? No doubt there will be a great battle on in the midfield this week. Rams skipper Matty Young, counterpart Anthony Johnson, big man Ben Galic and co will no doubt become entangled in a great duel with the Eagles Jared Wilson, skipper Shane Braham and ruckman Shaun Price. Number one Eagle ruckman Sean Light’s hamstring injury from last weekend will no doubt hurt the Eagles chances in this match - especially with Ram ruckman Ben Galic being such a mobile unit for just one opponent to contend with. The Rams defensive work could give them the upper hand in this match although the Eagles forward line could provide stern resistance with proven goal kicker Daniel Thomas providing an ever persistent threat. It will be interesting to see if Eagle coach Mark Brandt mirrors what the Roosters have done with Aaron “Wally” Hand in the last five weeks and may even play usual defender Joe Hunt as a forward for the remainder of the year? His haul at the weekend against the Bombers certainly suggests he is an option at full forward. Certainly the Eagles have always been a strong defensive side and if Hunt does play forward their defenders will need to be at the top of their games to not only halt the dangerous Anton Gerardis but also many of their more unassuming goal scorers that have caused opposition sides headaches in recent weeks. An interesting side note is that the Eagles did defeat the Rams last time – although one would expect Virginia oval to favour the home side in this one, just as Port Wakefield oval did the Eagles in their match on June 20! Last time they met: June 20, HWE 11.9 (75) d Virginia 8.6 (54) at Port Wakefield.

n By Kym Jarman

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Kiss Of Death

ROOSTER Justin Antony and Pecker Daniel Gardner tussle for possession the last time the two sides met on June 20. for and wouldn’t likely want the Peckers to gain any confidence against them – especially as they could well meet again in this year’s first semi final. Last time they met: June 20, Balaklava12.8 (80) d Two Wells 8.15 (63) at Two Wells.

Virginia by 35 pts Balaklava by 15 pt United by 45 pts United v Hamley Bridge

Balaklava v Two Wells

This match is another one of epic proportions. There is plenty on the line for both the Roosters and Peckers here. The Roosters will most certainly be finals participants for the first time in three years if they can this week travel to Balaklava and take the points. Balaklava on the other hand will take a front seat ahead of the Eagles and Tigers in the race for that much coveted fourth place if they can topple Two Wells in this one. Interestingly despite the Roosters holding a high ladder position throughout season 2009, Balaklava’s form against the red and whites has been impressive this year to date. The Peckers defeated the Roosters in their last clash on June 20 at Two Wells while in round two this year the Peckers went down by just five points in a very wet and low scoring affair on Anzac Day. There’s no doubt the Roosters have some players in sensational form. Wally Hand, Tallan Leighton, Travis Uren, Lee Allmond, Kahn Leighton and Nathan Applebee all loom as match winners if they can run riot on their direct Peckers opponents. Balaklava’s midfield of Ben Catford, Todd McPharlin, Paul McLean and co will need to gain first use of the ball and play to their strengths, which could likely be quick ball movement and boasting strong marking power up forward with Jonathon Evans, Benny Lamond and Justin Walker all providing big targets should the Peckers so gain control. However, if the Peckers midfield gets shown up by Two Wells it is their runners who will most likely make it a long day for the Peckers – with confidence they will use every square metre of Balaklava Oval to their advantage. These two clubs have been so evenly matched over the last four seasons it is hard to pick a winner in this one. The Peckers, at home, are hard to go past, especially given what is on the line. Two Wells on the other hand, have plenty to play

This week’s match gives United a great chance to grab two premiership points ahead of a run home, that will see them with a bye and two matches against the very sides they are fighting with in the battle for fourth spot (Balaklava and H W Eagles) to follow after this one. Although you would imagine United will throw everything at their chance to move back to a ‘game ahead’ of Balaklava and the Eagles this week, the small amount of confidence a young Hamley Bridge side would have taken out of their second half effort at Lochiel last weekend will be sure to provide some stern resistance to the Tigers cause. Some of the Hamley Bridge youngsters continue to come on with names like Luke Wedding, who kicked four goals against the Eagles last week and Jed Eastwood improving every week. It is promising to see David Millar and James Frencken now making their mark as A Grade players for Hamley Bridge. When you add these names to the current form of Justin Schahinger, there is enough to suggest a four quarter effort from these more youthful Bombers, coupled with regular contributions from Tom Smith, Joel Latimer, Matt Norman, Luke Slok, Tom Would and the Burgess brothers, Hamley Bridge should be able to push United this week. Looking at United it’s fair to say their best is very good. It’s hard to think a side that defeated Mallala in June, and looked the goods for three quarters against Two Wells and Virginia in recent meetings could now be sitting in sixth place on the ladder. If United bring their A game this week they will notch up a good win and possibly grab back fourth place. With inferior percentage to Balaklava and HWE its fair to say United not only need to win but win well this week to save themselves from possibly missing the top four on percentage at the end of the minor round! If the passionate United turns up they will most likely be able to get the points comfortably despite the Bombers being set to hold them up somewhat. Last time they met: June 20, United 26.15 (171) d Hamley Bridge 7.9 (51) at Hamley Bridge.

Magpies continue in winning form • From back page At Mallala, the league leaders kept their winning form along with their quest to finish as 2009’s minor premiers well on track, with an emphatic 64 point win over rivals United. While the margin suggests United held up well against a side in “red hot” form, the first term in which the Magpies piled on seven goals to the Tigers one certainly suggests Mallala’s mind set and intentions as to how they attack the next month and a half are very very clear! It was a reversal of the result from last time these sides met and certainly the Magpies blistering first quarter not only help set up the win but made an emphatic statement that United, who were close to full strength still seem a way off the Magpies – although still well in the finals hunt. Magpie on-baller Christian Rimmer was at his creative best in this match. Rimmer not only continues to be strong at the contests and overhead around the ground but everything he touches seems to turn to gold as he is often involved in many of the Magpies scoring passages. Defender David Cawrse had a day out, Jonno Wildbore played a very attacking defensive role while, Brad Hardie and Tim Cawrse were also their usual selves. Brian Montgomery was again the Maggies focal point

up forward kicking five goals. It was Montgomery’s second five goal haul for the year and interestingly both have come against the Tigers. The major concern for Mallala would now be the injury to their playmaker Joel Montgomerie who was carried off on a stretcher in the second term. The injury looked serious as the time and seeing the previously wellbalanced terrier grimacing and on crutches in the club after the match didn’t look good. It is the second major injury concern for the Magpies in as many weeks with centre half forward Brad Griffiths suffering a broken collarbone thanks to a snowboarding hiccup on the Victorian snowfields just last week – this injury is expected to keep him out for some time in what would have been a cruel blow seeing as this season he returned to full fitness and was playing good footy after two major knee surgeries in recent years. For the Tigers on Saturday they were well served by ruckman Will Banton who put his stamp on the game throughout, their skipper Simon Schulz, wingman Ben Starr, rover Adrian Mills and on-baller/defender Brodee Brown who returned from the Eagles U18 side to play for his home club. Mark Sammons also played a good game in the back pocket. The Tigers meagre four goal match

return is certainly a cause for concern at Long Plains. With three games left United need to get their game back on song as after this week against Hamley Bridge they have two all-important encounters against Balaklava and HWE respectively!

Eagles send Bomber attack packing

Meanwhile in what was the first game of season 2009 for Lochiel oval, Hummocks Watchman Eagles ran out 67 point winners against the travelling Hamley Bridge Bombers. Although it was a slick performance from the home side – who kicked 22 goals for the match with usual defender Joe Hunt kicking 12 – it was also a promising performance by the Bombers who registered their highest score for the year! A return of 12 goals for the visitors including four from youngster Luke Wedding meaning the Bombers were more than competitive in the second half of this match. They were certainly not ‘blown away’ and actually outscored the Eagles in Saturday’s final term. With APFL leading goal kicker Sam Jericho moving up north the Eagles resumed from their bye needing to find an extra forward target to kick their

goals. They found one in defender Joe Hunt on the weekend who in this match played at full forward kicking five goals in the first term and finishing a couple into double figures. Hunt judged best afield and he had plenty of supply from the likes of skipper Shane Braham, the improving David Oswald and multiple premiership defender Travis Sharpe in what was his 200th game for HWE. Eagle forward and on baller Daniel Thomas was at his creative best kicking five goals and also setting up many more. For the Bombers young ruckman Justin Shahinger played yet another great game leading the way for his home club. Tom Smith, Matt Norman, Luke Wedding (four goals), Joel Latimer and playing coach Ben Burgess who also kicked three goals all played well in what was a spirited performance from a side that travelled a long way. It was certainly the win sixth placed Hummocks Watchman needed to move them to equal standing with fourth and fifth placed teams Balaklava and United. With the Peckers having the week off this week and the Tigers going down to the Magpies at Mallala all three sides who are fighting it out for the last finals spot now sit equal on premiership points with the Eagles just ahead on percentage.

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after games from August 1 A GRADE Club P W Mallala 13 11 Virginia 13 10 Two Wells 13 8 HW Eagles 12 5 Balaklava 12 5 United 13 5 Hamley Bridge 12 0 RESERVES Club P W Two Wells 13 12 Mallala 13 11 United 13 5 Balaklava 12 5 Virginia 13 4 Hamley Bridge 12 4 HW Eagles 12 3 SENIOR COLTS Club P W Balaklava 12 12 Two Wells 13 11 HW Eagles 12 6 Virginia 13 6 Mallala 13 5 United 13 4 Hamley Bridge 12 0 JUNIOR COLTS Club P W Two Wells 13 13 Mallala 13 9 Balaklava 12 6 HW Eagles 12 5 Hamley Bridge 12 4 United 13 4 Virginia 13 2

L 2 3 5 7 7 8 12

D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

For 1315 1283 1230 1147 960 1086 584

Agnst 579 849 1054 1035 933 1174 1981

Pts 22 20 16 10 10 10 0

% 69.43 60.18 53.85 52.57 50.71 48.05 22.77

L 1 2 8 7 9 8 9

D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

For 1222 875 690 644 806 534 538

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after games played on Saturday A Grade Team P BBH Rams 13 Min/Man 13 RSMU Hawks 13 Blyth/Snow 13 North Clare 13 South Clare 13 Eudunda 13 BSR Tigers 13 B Grade Team P Min/Man 13 North Clare 13 BSR Tigers 13 Blyth/Snow 13 Eudunda 13 RSMU Hawks 13 BBH Rams 13 South Clare 13 Senior Colts Team P RSMU Hawks 13 BSR Tigers 13 Blyth/Snow 13 Eudunda 13 Min/Man 13 BBH Rams 13 North Clare 13 South Clare 13 Junior Colts Team P South Clare 13 Eudunda 13 RSMU Hawks 13 BSR Tigers 13 Blyth/Snow 13 North Clare 13 BBH Rams 13 Min/Man 13

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L 1 2 5 6 6 9 11 12

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L 3 3 5 5 8 8 9 11

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L 1 1 4 6 7 11 11 11

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% 91.81 89.89 68.96 50.38 35.17 18.22 13.14 13.09


sport v Football

Plains Producer, Wednesday August 5, 2009

Tough carnival for APFL Results from the Central Zone Under 14 Carnival, played Sunday August 2 at Balaklava oval.

Game 1

Barossa, Light & Gawler 6-4 40 Adelaide Plains 0-0 0 Best: BLGFA – Patrick White, Bradley Dankiewicz, Todd Lipschinski, William Mudge; APFL – Adam Drew, Mark Wylie, Cody Scott, Adam McArdle. Goals: BLGFA – Hayden Moss – 2, Matthew Good, William Mudge, Dion Dutschke, Joel Foster - 1; APFL – Nil.

Game 2

Yorke Peninsula 5-2 32 North Eastern 1-2 8 Best: YPFL – Malcolm Karpany, Samuel Roads, Tyler Andrews; NEFL – Luke Dunstan, Riley Knight, Jack Hayes, Peter Vonheyamnick. Goals: YPFL – Samuel Roads – 3, Daniel Gutsche, Sam Watson – 1; NEFL – Luke Dunstan – 1.

Game 3

Northern Areas 8-5 53 Adelaide Plains 0-1 1 Best: NAFA – Ryan Perkins, Tim Woolford, Joseph Schmitt, Campbell Combe, George Hewett; APFL – Dylan Wise, Adam Drew, Sam Collins, Jake Birchmore. Goals: NAFA – Ryan Perkins – 3, Joseph Schmitt, Harrison Vanstone - 2, Shaun Kapitola – 1; APFL – Nil.

Game 4

Yorke Peninsula 3-5 23 Barossa, Light & Gawler 0-1 1 Best: YPFL – Will Northeast, Malcolm Karpany, Nathan Allen; BLGFA – Matthew Ortlepp, Jackson Baldwin, Doug McKenzie, Dion Dutschke. Goals: YPFL – Jordan Monopoli, Jack Elsworthy, Daniel Gutsche – 1; BLGFA – Nil.

Game 5

North Eastern 2-5 17 Northern Areas 1-3 9 Best: NEFL – Riley Knight, Cameron Giles, Josh Kurth, Luke Dunstan; NAFA – Campbell Combe, George Hewett, Dylan Foulis, Shaun Kapitola. Goals: NEFL – Luke Dunstan, Peter Vonheyamnick – 1; NAFA – Dylan Foulis – 1.

Game 6

Yorke Peninsula 5-4 34 Adelaide Plains 0-0 0 Best: YPFL – Nathan Allen, Malcolm Karpany, Jacob Dutschke; APFL – Adam Drew, Jake Birchmore, Tyler Williams, Shannon Slattery. Goals: YPFL – Malcolm Karpany – 2, Jordan Monopoli, Samuel Roads, Jack Elsworthy – 1; APFL – Nil.

ADELAIDE Plains Football League central zone team.

Game 7

Northern Areas 3-0 18 Barossa, Light & Gawler 1-1 7 Best: NAFA – George Hewett, Matt White, Dylan Foulis, Campbell Combe; BLGFA – Dion Dutschke, Will Mudge, Jackson Baldwin, Jake Hood. Goals: NAFA – George Hewett – 2, Campbell Combe – 1; BLGFA – Bradley Dankiewicz – 1.

Game 8

North Eastern 7-7 49 Adelaide Plains 0-0 0 Best: NEFL – Riley Knight, Luke Dunstan, Cameron Giles, Dylan Day; APFL – Tyler Williams, Cody Farrelly, Nick Seccafien, James Bugeja. Goals: NEFL – Dylan Day – 5, Riley Knight, Luke Dunstan – 1; APFL – Nil.

Game 9

Yorke Peninsula 3-8 26 Northern Areas 0-1 1 Best: YPFL – Riely Westlake, Charlie Lister, Sam Watson; NAFA – Jack Bury, Campbell Combe, George Hewett, Shaun Kapitola. Goals: YPFL – Kerry Graham – 2, Sam Watson – 1; NAFA – Nil.

JAKE Birchmore, APFL prepares to punch the ball away from his NAFA opponent during a ruck contest.

North Eastern 2-1 13 Barossa, Light & Gawler 2-1 13 Best: NEFL – Luke Dunstan, Cameron Giles, Riley Knight, Dylan Day; BLGFA – James Graetz, Jackson Baldwin, Tom Williams, Dion Dutschke. Goals: NEFL

– Riley Knight, Cameron Giles – 1; BLGFA – Matthew Good – 2. Best players for the Central Zone 2009 Carnival for each League/Association: Adelaide Plains Football League Adam Drew Northern Areas Football Association

Game 10

Campbell Combe, George Hewett North Eastern Football League Riley Knight Yorke Peninsula Football League Malcolm Karpany Barossa Light & Gawler Jackson Baldwin

Rams have the finals goods Another tough contest at Two Wells saw the Virginia Rams get on top of the Roosters by 25 points after a fiery third quarter and determined fight to the end by the visitors. Two Wells played out the first half with plenty of grit, keeping the Rams at bay and finding kicking form in the forward line. The Rams lifted the pressure and as a result the Roosters rushed the ball and fumbled around. Their disposals were below average and there was a sense of poor accountability. The Rams had speed and accuracy with the ball, but weren’t finishing with goals. Andrew Hardiman was strong in Roosters centre half back, with a combined effort from Nathan Applebee who found consistent form all match. Anton Geradis was dangerous from the starting siren, creating strong leads and showing on-target kicking form. The first quarter finished on an even note, with the Rams leading by a point, 3.3 - 3.2. The Roosters showed positive signs in the second quarter, with consistent team efforts and five goals to the Rams two. The Rams picked up good momentum, with Matthew Young showing leadership and control through the midfield. The Roosters were making some better decisions but their overall game was flawed with skill errors and many turnovers. Although the Roosters got out to a decent lead going into half time, a lot of energy was wasted chasing after turnovers and sloppy disposals. Travis Uern and Wally Hand conducted themselves well in the forward line through leads and strong hands, putting the score at 5.9 – 8.5 the Roosters way. The Rams kept the home side on the chase going into the third term and the visitors were hard to stop once they got going. The Rooster side looked on as Virginia fired up with five unanswered goals at the start of the quarter. Gra-

Virginia 16-12 (108) d Two Wells 12-11 (83)

ham Rigney was instrumental in most of the goals as an unstoppable force through the mid field and forward line. The Roosters continued making bad disposals under pressure and couldn’t pick up the pieces, booting only one goal to the Rams seven for the quarter. Anthony Johnson was quick on the ball and performed well all game, with Chris Musolino and Mathew Young supporting

him well. The Roosters didn’t snap into action when they needed to, and went into the final break disadvantaged after a determined effort from the Rams, 12.12 – 9.7. The final quarter had its moments of evenly contested football, but the Rams remained on top of the Roosters and fought out the end of the game with grinding teeth. Willy Sansbury had quick

hands in rover, with Ben Stubing improving game after game in the Roosters ruck. Lee Allmond hung back in a more defensive role and still performed his best effort. The Rams put everything into the third quarter comeback and came out with the goods. Anton Geradis finished with seven goals for the Rams, while Rooster Wally Hand nabbed a handy six. Rams ruck Ben Galic also performed his best, putting in second efforts and never easing the pressure. The Rams outscored the Roosters by one goal in the final term, as the Roosters had equal chances at goal, but accumulated four behinds to the Rams nil. The final score was 16.12 (108) – 12.11 (83).

Roosters push over the line Two Wells 12-16 (88) defeated Virginia 10-10 (70) The Roosters snuck home in their win against the Virginian Rams, coming from behind in the second half to an 18-point victory. Having trailed for the whole first half, the Roosters took a one point lead going into three quarter time, and slowly but surely established the win in the final term. The first quarter saw each team get off to reasonable starts, with the Rams goaling soon after the Rooster’s two early majors. Momentum changed regularly and the Rams established a two goal lead at the first break, with Rocky Perre getting a lot of the ball and using it wisely. Lachlan Franklin rose to the occasion for the Roosters, finding form for one of the first times this season. It was the Rams by a square two goals – 5.3 – 3.3. The Roosters’ kicking ability went a bit haywire in the second term, but defensively Cameron Lamont, Darren Applebee and Sean Nicholas were a wall the Rams struggled to overcome. The Rams remained goalless in the second term, while the Roosters still trailed by a goal but had more action up forward. Ram

defender Matthew Cartlidge kept a tight leash on the Rooster offence and played hard at the ball. At half time Virginia led 5.4 – 4.8, with limited action in the second term. The Roosters showed why they haven’t tasted much defeat this season, with a few quick goals and confident team work from Bryce Hart and Ross Coleman. Rocky Perre and Paul Russo worked the ball through the mid-field for the Rams, while up forward Steven Lioulios and Trent Karutz were constructive with three goals a piece. The third term saw both teams regain momentum, and the score again evened, with the Roosters now holding the one point lead, 7.10- 7.9. In the end, it was a gritty fight of fitness and determination, and the Roosters pushed over the line with the help of the young legs of Bryce Hart and Lachlan Franklin. Virginia played well all day, while the Roosters had plenty of unusual mishaps in their game. It was a lucky escape but the Roosters pulled through to maintain their top position on the ladder. The final score was 12.16 (88) to 10.10 (70).

to ✍LETTERS the Editor

APFL president responds to umpire criticism In response to a letter published in last week’s letter to the editor regarding umpires in the Adelaide Plains Football League; As president of the league it was very disturbing to read the article written in last week’s paper. The APFL is very fortunate to have an umpire’s panel of some 20 umpires of whom, yes, all get paid. Compared to all other country leagues the APFL is very lucky to have this along with a co-ordinator who spends countless hours every week organising the roster and training sessions. The APFL is one of only a few leagues who supply umpires every week for all of our football grades, and this also includes supplying umpires for neighbouring leagues some weeks because they don’t have enough numbers to fill all grades. The biggest problem all c ountry football leagues have is attracting umpires to take up the sport. I agree, sometimes umpires get it wrong but then again, they are all only human and wouldn’t it be great if we all operated in a perfect world. As stated in last week’s article, an umpire can send a player from the field for 10 minutes or the rest of the game depending on the severity of the incident. As reported last week, if the umpire indicates to the interchange steward the player is to be off the ground for 10 minutes, it is then up to the interchange steward, along with that team’s team manager, to manage the time spent off the ground – not the umpire’s. Any player sent from the field by an umpire in any U/14 or U/17 game cannot be replaced while that player is serving his time. In the senior grades this is not the case – players can be replaced. Umpiring is not an easy job. At some games when hearing some of the comments coming from supporters, I really wonder if these people are at the same game. Adelaide Plains Football League has a policy that if any club is unhappy with any umpiring they can contact myself or the umpiring co-ordinator at any time to discuss the situation. Perhaps the author of last week’s letter might be interested in taking on the role of umpire’s observer or even becoming an umpire. Brad Busch President, Adelaide Plains Football League

Clubs need to be pro-active in disciplining their players As the umpire director of the Adelaide Plains Football League, I would like to respond in defence of the umpires who consistently do a great job every week – but yes, they do sometimes make the wrong decisions. The umpires who did get the send off rule wrong have been contacted and the problem rectified. There are occasions during games where 50 metre penalties happen more frequently as a result of players being undisciplined and it is the umpire’s duty to take control of the situation. Clubs should become more pro-active in fixing the problems with players who become undisciplined. Umpires are only human, and they go out each Saturday to do the very best they can. Trying to recruit and keep umpires is a very difficult task and as a country league we are very lucky to have a panel of 20 umpires, of whom only two come from the local area. The rest have been recruited from other football leagues, with many of them travelling long distances to attend games. Other leagues are not so fortunate and can only supply A and B grade umpires. I would like to sincerely thank all the people who do support and understand the difficult job it is to organise and supply all the clubs with umpires throughout the season. If you feel like sharing your knowledge and expertise of the great game we all love, please come out and join us. – Doug Tallboy Umpire director APFL

Plains Producer, Wednesday August 5, 2009


sport v Football

Eagles comfortable winners Bombers put up a challenge in their highest scoring match for 2009 By Eagle Eye After some recent big losses, the Bombers played a reasonable second half to challenge the Eagles. The game, unfortunately, never reached any great heights and the margin at the end of the day probably flattered the Eagles who seem to lack the drive and desire so familiar to their supporters over the past few seasons. The Eagles ran out comfortable winners by 67 points but the Bombers could go away taking something from the match with their second half effort. The game was marred by skill errors from both sides and really looked like a battle of the cellar dwellers. The Eagles dominated the first quarter with Joe Hunt bursting out of the blocks to kick five goals and Daniel Thomas chipping in to boot two goals. The Bombers only managed to kick two goals with singles to Joel Latimer and Luke Wedding. The Eagles were winning the centre hit outs, Shaun Light and Shaun Price were winning the rucks and Shane Braham was consistently clearing the ball from the stoppages and after a great gather and snap kicked truly to post the Eagles seventh goal for the term. It was all one-way traffic and it looked like the Eagles had set up a comfortable six goal lead at the first break and the game would be a one sided affair. As always Tom Smith for the Bombers was trying hard and was prominent early Luke Slok was around the mark early together with Matthew Norman. Shane McGuiness made a good start in his first senior game for the Eagles and was in the play as soon as he took to the field taking some nice marks. The second quarter was a lot tighter than the score would reflect the Bombers became more desperate and Justin Schahinger began to dominate in the ruck. The quarter opened with a goal to Nathan Young, then backman David Oswald in unfamiliar territory had a great running shot to post the Eagles tenth and his first for the day followed by another goal to Joe Hunt. The Bombers replied with a great kick from Ben Burgess to post his first goal for the day. Joe Hunt continued his

HW Eagles 22-16 (148) d Hamley Bridge 12-9 (81)

A GRADE: Eagle Tim Forrest defends as Bomber Tom Would gets a kick away down the centre of the ground. INSET: Travis Sharpe played his 200th A grade game for the Eagles on Saturday. purple patch for the Eagles notching up his seventh. The Eagles’ big man Shaun Light left the field with what appeared to be a hamstring problem and never returned, taking an early shower and watching the last half of the game from the sidelines. Tom Smith and Luke Wedding replied with a goal each for the Bombers. The Eagles rounded off the first half with another goal

RESERVES: Samuel Wedding, Bombers attempts to controll the ball.

to Joe Hunt, his eighth and Daniel Thomas for his third. The Eagles went to the long break leading by 60 points and at that stage the only interest in the game was just how many goals Joe Hunt would kick. The Eagles were held to only four goals in the third quarter with Joe Hunt for the Eagles kicking three goals to move to 11 for the day and a single to Saun Price. Ben

Burgess kicked his second for the day and was certainly trying hard to help the Bombers’ cause. Justin Schahinger continued to impress and along with Tom Smith and Matthew Norman were standouts for the Bombers. Eagles stalwart Travis Sharpe in his two hundredth game for the club was playing his normal dependable game. Joe Hunt, Daniel Thomas and Shane Braham

were the most noticeable for the Eagles along with Shane McGuiness who continued to impress in his first game of senior football and showed why he earned his spot in the side. The Eagles went to the final break with an 80-point lead. The last quarter belonged to the Bombers outscoring the Eagles six goals to four. In a run of five goals straight with singles to Matthew Norman, Brett Burgess,Ben Burgess, Luke Wedding and Liam Pratt the Bombers came home with a strong finish. The Eagles replied through Shaun Price with his second goal and Daniel Thomas with his fifth goal. Luke Wedding was the stand out forward for the Bombers all day and kicked the Bombers twelfth and his fourth to finish his day on a high note. Fittingly the last goal of the day went to Joe Hunt who had a sensational match with 12 goals. The Eagles ran out comfortable winners by 67 points. Best for the Eagles were Joe Hunt, the ever-reliable Travis Sharpe, Shane Braham one of the most consistent players at the club, James Knapstein a newcomer to the Eagles but well performed, David Oswald who continues to improve and Daniel Thomas with a five goal return on the day. Special mention must go to Shane McGuiness who played a terrific first up game in senior football and will only get better. Best for the Bombers were Justin Schahinger who was impressive all day and won the ruck contest; Luke Wedding with four goals who never gave up all day and took some nice grabs; Thomas Smith who never puts in a bad game and gives it all he has got; Matthew Norman a solid four quarter performance; Ben Burgess who leads from the front and Joel Latimer who played a serviceable game. Coach Mark Brandt would not be pleased with his charges who although winning were not convincing and are far away from September competing in finals on their present form. The Bombers can take some good out of the game and some of their younger players would see that they can match it with any side.

HAMLEY Bridge netballers Jessica Sellars, Kelsey Wedding, Kimberley Sellars and Amy McCabe selling fundraising chocolates. LEFT: Chris Braham, Eagles about to grab the ball in reserves.

SENIOR colts: Eagle Jake Taylor congratulates team mate Josh Appleby on kicking a goal.

A GRADE: Bomber Justin Schahinger runs to the ball to gain possession during the game against H W Eagles. RESERVES: Bomber James Peters and Eagle Riley Koch push the ball over line.

LITTLE CHAMP: Paddy Tiller has fun kicking the footy with dad Brian at the quarter time break during the Mallala v United game on Saturday.


Plains Producer, Wednesday August 5, 2009

sport v Netball

Hummocks sit firmly in second place Hummocks v Hamley Bridge

The Hummocks girls came away with a 46 – 34 win over Hamley Bridge. Hamley Bridge came into the game with a “nothing to lose attitude” according to Hummocks coach Cheryl Appleby. “Hamley Bridge had a positive outlook to the game and Hummocks were lucky to sneak away with what they did,” Cheryl continued. At half time both teams sat evenly and nervously approached the third quarter. Claire Daniels returned from resting a knee injury which had kept her out of the game for several weeks, bringing into the game strong defence in WD. Bonnie Nicholls over stretched her leg at training however she was still able to play with it strapped and GA was her strength. Beth Germein and Tammy Nicholls played with the flu, soldiering on. Tammy preformed strongly in GS and shot some excellent goals. The last quarter saw Hummocks make positional changes – Alexa Jones from GD to WA and Beth Germein form WA to GD which upset Hamley’s flow. Hamley’s Sarah Koch moved and shot well, showing many skills and creating an incentive for her team, setting up a lot of play. “We have a lot to lose if we don’t win, sitting in second place on the ladder, we’re in a vulnerable spot,” said Cheryl. “But it’s great to see a real team effort, it’s pleasing to watch and see the improvement as we’re coming into the finals”. Hummocks’ best was Sarah Young and Alison Schahinger took the award for Hamley.

Two Wells v Virginia

Two Wells handed out a 26 goal defeat to Virginia, 61 – 35. Two Wells had two best players for the day – coach’s choice was Nichole Hardy and umpire’s choice was Wendy Salter. Nicole worked hard all day, dominating in various positions around the court. Coach Penny Nicholas gave Nicole a real challenge on the day and said her efforts were “exceptional”. Virginia stayed with Two Wells until half time, but

LEFT: Hamley centre Naomi Bubner defends as Hummocks centre Jess Taylor looks to pass into the goal circle during the A3 game at Lochiel. BELOW: Sam Lampard, Hamley looks past Breanna Stubing for a throw-in during the A3 game.

A1 netball reports

n By Stephanie Reimers the Wells girls turned up the heat in the run home. Penny said the team, despite its big win, had trouble adapting to some of the umpiring decisions. Penny said under the circumstances all her girls played well and she couldn’t determine a stand out. Next week Two Wells take on the Balak girls, who trail behind them sitting in third position on the ladder while the Wells girls sit comfortably in first position. It will be a fight until the death.

Mallala v Long Plains

Long Plains just came through for an exciting one-goal-win over Mallala, 48 – 47. Both teams came into the game with a strong and competitive outlook, reflecting each other’s tactics. Both teams struggled to move the ball to their goal circle due to tight defensive pressure. Mallala ended the first quarter one goal up, 7 – 6. Mallala had a quick change for the second quarter with Diana Franks in goals, shooting accurately, and Tessa Jarmyn taking control in the goal ring. Long Plains WD Jessica Wood had strong hands, helping Longies create many turnovers, taken by the new GS Emma Laintoll who used them to Longies’ advantage, capitalising in the goal circle. Longies were now one goal ahead of Mallala, 23 – 22. The Longies girls took to the court in the third quarter with a very unsteady game plan, which worked in Mallala’s favour with GS Tessa Jarmyn and GA Diana Franks combining well to increase Mallala’s score. Longies’ mid court continued to have a strong impact on the game with a tight defence. Mallala led at the end of the third quarter, 36 – 34.

The final quarter remained an intense and aggressive competition, both sides having even ball possessions. Unfortunately for Mallala, their mid court faltered, Longies taking advantage and regaining the lead. Longies had Shelley Tynan play her first A1 game, and Jaz Carter came up from B grade to assist. Longies’ best player was Jess Wood and Mallala’s best was Diana Franks. Longies now comfortably sit in fourth place

on the APNA premiership table. They introduced new A1 players on Saturday, Sharon and Joanne Tillbrook. Longies A2 had a draw with Mallala, with MaryJane Angus playing her first game for Longies. Drawing so close to the finals, Mallala A2 player, Tarnia Pratt, looks to possibly miss out, as she was taken to hospital in an ambulance with a severe ankle injury. The intensity of the finals is heightening and the heat

RIGHT: Kelly Harrison, Hummocks, looks to pass down the court during the A5 game. LEFT: Shannon Mudge, Hummocks A5, passes in around Hamley’s Allison Pritchard. BELOW: Brooke Eastwood, Hamley Bridge A5, passes towards the goal circle.

Sophie represents our state Mallala’s Sophie Cocks has just returned from representing the state at the New South Wales State Regional Netball Carnival. A Balaklava High School student, Sophie was one of 10 girls chosen to be part of the team after competing at the State Regional Netball carnival at ETSA Park earlier this month. Sophie, aged 14, plays netball for Freeling in the Barossa, Light and Gawler association and is part of the Lower North Netball Academy. At Millicent, NSW, Sophie’s SA under 15 team was coached by Kerry-Lee Bromley and finished third in their division. The NSW academy teams are under 18. Sophie said she enjoyed the experience and found the standard of netball excellent. She said she had learned a lot from competing at that level.

APNA netballers, from left: Ashleigh Williams, Kate Cmrlec, Cassie Powell and Roanne Georg.

APNA girls in Northern Regional Netball team Northern Region Netball Academy sent three teams on July 8-9 to ETSA Park, Adelaide to compete in the Academy Carnival, playing against the best from eight other regions in South Australia. Adelaide Plains girls, Cassandra Powell (under 17), Kate Cmrlec (Under 15) and Ashleigh Williams (Under 13) were one of 10 girls of each age group, selected in the Northern Regional Netball Team which

consisted of junior players from three local associations - Northern Areas, North Eastern and Adelaide Plains Associations. The girls’ selection comes from many months of intensive training in the Northern Netball Academy, a program set up for aspiring juniors. Roanne Georg took on the role of assistant coach with the Under 17s as part of the Foundation Coaching Program accreditation.

LEFT: Stacey Bell, Hamley Bridge looks for options during the A3 game against Hummocks.

Plains Producer, Wednesday August 5, 2009


sport v Netball

Longies girls give a finals ‘preview’ A1: A fantastic and closescoring game, Long Plains winning by only one goal. A sign of what is to come in the finals. Both teams started competitively. Defensive pressure was consistent at both ends making it hard to convert on to the scoreboard. Great play from Nerida May GD for Mallala. Mal 7, LP 6. A change from Mallala saw Diana Franks shoot some lovely goals and Tessa Jarmyn take control of the goal ring. Long Plains WD, Jessica Wood, had strong hands which created many turnovers which new GS, Emma Laintoll scored from. Mal 22, LP 23 Long Plains shuffled their team around which worked in Mallala’s favour at the start of the third. Tess (GS) and Diana (GA) combined well to help take back the lead. Long Plains mid-court continued to have a more positive impact on the game. Mal 36, LP 34 It remained an intense and competitive game with both sides having a lot of the ball. Mallala’s mid-court became rattled and Long Plains took advantage of this and regained the lead. Mal 47, LP 48. A2: Both teams were very even. Both teams shot accurately, with scores even at the break. Mal 13, LP 13. Long Plains started the second strongly. Mallala came back at them later in the quarter. Mal 21, LP 25. At the start of the third, play became scrappy. An even quarter by both teams. Good defence from Mallala. Long Plains goalies were consistent. The last quarter saw both teams fighting hard to gain the lead. Final scores level. Mal 47, LP 47. A3: A good start form Long Plains, who started with the ball and scored the first goal. Mallala responded with two quick goals. Excellent defence from Long Plains, particularly Ruth East at WD. Mallala tried hard to work the ball around to gain access into the ring. Lisa Baker supplied strong defence at GD for Mallala. Mal 9, LP 12. Long Plains scored the first two goals. Mallala responded to even the score. However, Long Plains accurate shooting and tight defence helped them to stay at least two goals in front for most of the quarter. Mal 18, LP 23. The only position changes

LEFT: Penny Mathew, Mallala A1 beckons her team mate to move forward to create a lead. RIGHT: Longies’ Lisa Baker just catches a pass by the tips of her fingers in the A2.

were in the Long Plains team with Jess Collinson coming on as WD and Ruth East moving to WA. Both teams came out with strong play and determination to try and gain the upper hand. All goalies shot accurately. A close quarter with Long Plains only scoring one more goal compared to Mallala. Mal 30, LP 36. Mallala started the quarter with the first two gaols. Excitement built with Mallala fighting back through the quarter, coming within two goals of Long Plains. However, Long Plains responded well to again stretch the lead, taking victory by three goals. Great play from Emma Fry, Lisa Baker and Jess Neilson. Mal 42, LP 45. A4: Mallala started strongly and Long Plains had trouble keeping up. Mallala’s Liana Wilson in C backed her team up every time. Mal 12, LP 7. A repeat of the first quarter with Mallala out performing Long Plains. A lot of hard defending down both ends. Strong rebounds from Longies GK Jess Collinson. Mal 25, LP 14. Long Plains caught up a little in the third, with their defence working extremely hard, namely Jess Robertson at GK. Long Plains reduced the difference from 11 to seven goals. Mallala had to

step up their game to ensure they maintained their lead. Mal 34, LP 27. Both teams fought hard for the ball. Mallala GA Tash Eckert played well, and Mallala extended their lead again to win by 13. Mal 49, LP 36. A5: Mallala GA Nicky Graham shot well. Longies came back and fought hard with accurate shooting. Both teams struggled to get it out

ha, Caitlyn Moulds – she is always falling over! Who is your clubs hardest worker (on or off court)? My coach, Sharon Moulds – it would be tough coaching a team of teenagers Highlight of netball career: Not coming last and finally being on top of the ladder! What’s your number one passion outside netball? Basketball, holidays and being on the farm If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom would it be? Postman Pat – he gets a helicopter to

of the centre court but when they did, it resulted in a goal. Mallala gained a solid lead, outscoring Long Plains 11 goals to two. Amy Crewdson and Helza Somerville played well through centre court turning over lots of loose balls. Longies Chante Parker shot well. Mallala secured their lead with their goalies Robyn Cocks and Nicky Graham combining well and

NEW Longies A2 recruit Mary-Jane Angus intercepts a pass in front of her Mallala opponent.

APNA netty star

Name: Hannah Hoepner Nickname: Han, Spanner Date of Birth: 28/04/1996 Height: 172cm Team: Hummocks Position: GK, little bit of GD Who is the most damaging player (on or off court) in your club? Ha

LEAH Tynan, Longies passes over Mallala’s Anna Konzag during the A2 game.

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putting pressure on the Long Plains defence with their accuracy. Close quarter with both teams fighting hard to finish well. Great rebounding at both ends from Ashlee Angus and Jana Lange. Mal 39, LP 31. B: Long Plains passed well particularly from the centre circle. Great play from Amy Daniels, GA for Long Plains. Mal 4, LP 8. Long Plains played consistently. Mallala defended strongly and their goalies led well. Great play from Kimberly Graham GS. Mal 9, LP 18. Mallala made changes putting Ella Heyne into GD and Brodie Kirvan in GK. Long Plains WA Bianca Sellar played well. The changes to Mallala’s team made them stronger. Ella Heyne worked well in GD for Mallala. Mal 13, LP 24. Long Plains changes to attack made the game faster, WAJazz Carter contributing to this. Azaya Zanker played well as did Tahlia Berry in GA. Mallala’s passing let them down in the last quarter. Long Plains were strong in all positions and they won convincingly. LP 37, Mall 14. C1: An even first seven minutes with the Long Plains defence of Taylor Fabry (GD)and Steph McArdle (GK)

working hard. Mallala slowly ascended through the tight defence of Laura Jarmyn (GD) and accurate shooting of Amanda Charleson. The last few minutes saw Mallala sneak out to a handy quarter time lead. Mal 13, LP 3. Mallala started strongly in the second quarter. Long Plains tried hard but the home team’s superior passing and team play saw many goals scored at the playground end. Sarah Verner (WA), Kymba Zanka (C) and Martina Heyne (GA) dominating the court. Taylor Fabry now in centre continuing her hard work as was Makala Hilliard-Faulkner who was in GD. Two late goals for Longies lifted their spirits at half time. Mal 26, LP 5. Massive changes at half time for Long Plains with every position different. This seemed to work as Mallala’s defenders Georgia Crewdson (GK) and Jordan Algar (GD) were under pressure for the first time in the match but were holding up well. Demi Saint moved well in the ring for Long Plains and Makala Hilliard-Faulkner in centre still playing well. Mallala steadied late in the quarter through the shooting of Amanda Charleson (GA). Mal 33, LP 8. Mallala quickly regained ascendency in the last quarter with Nikki Troester making a couple of good intercepts at WD. Quick Ball movement resulted in a string of early goals to the Mallala shooters. Jessica Daniel (WA) doing her best for Long Plains. Mallala was just too good all over the

court but Long Plains never gave up. Mal 42, LP 9. C2: In the first quarter Mallala started off really good with Mallala scoring the first goal of the game. Mallala centre, Gabrielle Jangeneel, played a great first quarter. Mal 5, LP 2. Long Plains had a better second quarter with both teams shooting three goals each. Brooke Wilson, GA, shot well. Mal 8, LP 5. Long Plains having a great third quarter with Mallala, Tahlia Beech, GD, doing a great job defending through the centre and in the ring. Mal 11, LP 11. This quarter was not the best but Mallala’s GK, Simone Kirvan, played a great game. Long Plains just seemed to be everywhere this game but Mallala kept the pressure on when they could, producing a close finish. Mal 16, LP 17. D1: Mallala began strongly with some great shooting. Good play from Grace Farrelly and Abbie Ferris. Mal 10, LP 0. Long Plains defence was noticeable in the second quarter. Good play from Elisha Zweck and Elli Warner. Mal 14, LP 0. A very even defensive quarter. Great play from Teagan Sheridan and Elli Schupelius. Mal 18, LP 0. Britt Lane and Tiffany Graham played well in the last quarter. Overall and excellent game with all players giving their best effort. Big improvements from both teams. Mal 23, LP 0.


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A1 GRADE Two Wells................ 21..... 57.38 Hummocks............. 20..... 62.17 Balaklava.................. 19..... 59.12 Long Plains............. 12.....48.65 Hamley Bridge........ 8........47.47 Mallala....................... 8........47.19 Virginia...................... 0........31.15 A2 GRADE Hummocks............. 22..... 63.17 Two Wells................ 20......51.71 Balaklava.................. 16.....52.36 Long Plains............. 15..... 50.31 Mallala....................... 9....... 44.17 Hamley Bridge........ 6.......40.54 A3 GRADE Long Plains............. 26..... 62.24 Balaklava.................. 14.....55.58 Two Wells................ 14.....53.47 Hummocks............. 12.....54.95 Mallala...................... 12..... 47.49 Virginia...................... 6.......33.90 Hamley Bridge........ 2.......34.98 A4 GRADE Hummocks............. 24..... 61.60 Balaklava.................. 18.....55.90 Two Wells................ 16......51.20 Long Plains............. 16......47.74 Mallala....................... 8.......43.26 Hamley Bridge........ 6....... 47.42

A5 GRADE Long Plains............. 20.....60.96 Mallala...................... 19.....55.23 Two Wells................ 18..... 59.21 Balaklava.................. 16.....52.99 Hummocks.............. 6.......45.50 Virginia...................... 5.......32.44 Hamley Bridge........ 2.......33.78 B GRADE Long Plains............. 26..... 74.58 Two Wells................ 20..... 61.04 Balaklava.................. 15.....56.42 Hummocks............. 13......51.63 Mallala...................... 10..... 37.84 Hamley Bridge........ 4.......18.32 C1 GRADE Hummocks............. 22.....65.18 Mallala...................... 22..... 64.01 Balaklava.................. 18.....63.79 Hamley Bridge....... 10......37.41 Two Wells................. 8.......33.05 Long Plains.............. 6....... 31.46 C2 GRADE Hummocks............. 24.....84.19 Two Wells................ 16..... 39.15 Balaklava.................. 14..... 41.20 Hamley Bridge....... 12.....48.12 Mallala...................... 10.....40.16 Long Plains............. 10.....33.33

Results of Adelaide Plains Netball Association matches played on Saturday A1: Two Wells 61 (Wendy Salter) d Virginia 35 (not supplied). Long Plains 48 (Jess Wood) d Mallala 47 (Diana Franks). Hummocks 46 (Sarah Young) d Hamley Bridge 34 (Alison Schahinger). A2: Long Plains 47 (Alicia Nicholls) drew with Mallala 47 (Sonia Pearson). Hummocks 64 (Lucy Forrest) d Hamley Bridge 29 (Tanya Rademacher). A3: Virginia 42 (not supplied) d Two Wells 36 (not supplied). Long Plains 45 (Rosie Eckerman) d Mallala 42 (Danielle Jones). Hummocks 61 (Tracy Angel) d Hamley Bridge 11 (Stacey Bell). A4: Mallala 49 (Kate Bubner) d Long Plains 36 (Rebecca Walker). Hummocks 55 (Kathy Nicholls) d Hamley Bridge 20 (Donna Slok). A5: Mallala 39 (Crystal Williams) d Long Plains 31 (Chante Parker). Two Wells 53 (Jamie Dinham) d Virginia 17 (Alison King). Hummocks 50 (Kelly Harrison) d Hamley Bridge 15 (Candice Bailey). B: Long Plains 37 (Shelley Tynan) d Mallala 14 (Ella Heyne). Hummocks 45 (Jessica Rapko) d Hamley Bridge 15 (Brooke Eastwood). C1: Mallala 42 (Martha Heyne) d Long Plains 9 (Stephanie McArdle). Hummocks 29 (Caitlin Moulds) d Hamley Bridge 13 (Sophie Martin). C2: Long Plains 17 (Georgia McArdle) d Mallala 16 (Tahlia Beech). Hummocks 32 (Sarah Rapko) d Hamley Bridge 5 (Kirra Surace).


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SOIL moisture holds the key to canola growers achieving a profitable response when using nitrogen (N) fertiliser after sowing. Results from research across Australia confirm the ability of canola to respond to in-crop applications of nitrogen as late as flowering time. They also indicate yield results are very closely linked to the availability of soil moisture. Following good opening rains in most districts this season, canola crops sown dry are developing rapidly according to Felicity Pritchard, joint co-ordinator of the national Better Canola program. Better Canola is an initiative of the Grains Research and Development Corporation and the Australian Oilseeds Federation. “Growth stages should now be monitored closely to identify opportunities for top dressing with nitrogen,” Ms Pritchard said. Recent NSW research has identified significant yield responses to top-dressed N across a wide range of crop growth stages, including up to late flowering. Researchers also found no yield penalty from applying N in-crop rather than at

Making better use of soil moisture and nitrogen will be a major focus of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Update at Jamestown on August 19. GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair, David Shannon, said improving efficiencies in the use of moisture and nutrients was an important investment for GRDC and keenly sought by growers in South Australia’s Mid North. “While the situation has improved somewhat in 2009, it wasn’t all that long ago when fertiliser prices went through the roof and had a big impact on the profitability of grain producers,” Mr Shannon said. These topics will be explored in great detail by a panel of consultants including Mick Faulkner, Peter Hooper and Barry Mudge. Mr Shannon said a presentation on developments in biotechnology would be of considerable interest to growers. Other topics to be covered at the Jamestown GRDC Update include a comprehensive review of the benefits and limitations of discs by a panel including Greg Butler of the SA No-Till Farmers Association (SANTFA) and Port Pirie farmer Ashley Afford, a panel of consultants discussing topical seasonal issues with a focus on diseases, and a presentation on weed management by Dr Chris Preston of the University of Adelaide.






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weekly comment

India’s pulse weakening


he world pulse market has its eyes firmly focussed on India at the moment. As such a large producer and consumer of peas, India’s crop conditions have an enormous impact on the price you get paid. The main issue in India currently is the delay of their annual monsoon. Both sides of the market are debating this issue, with the optimistic saying the rain going forward from this point in time is more important than what hasn’t fallen so far, while the more pessimistic claim a lot of the damage has been done and the crop will never reach expectations. Fears of a shortfall in production come on the back of the previous year’s crop also being low. The 2007-08 pea crop in India was 14.9mmt, with last years 2008-09 crop falling to 13mmt, and current predictions that the current 2009-10 crop is going to be even lower. The Indian Government banned the export of pulses until March 2010 to keep the crop available for its citizens to eat, and has also reduced import tariffs to curb the cost to consumers, but it is likely the shortfall in supply to demand will have an effect. Consumers are already complaining about the increase in costs, leading to the Indian government announcing a 2 billion rupee subsidy for pulse importation. Canada is also worth watching as it is running into some trouble with its crop. Canada is a major exporter of pulses, over the past few years exporting between 2mmt and 2.7mmt of yellow peas annually. This year, their crop has suffered due to a very late break, which is concerning for them in itself, but there is also a major risk of frost damage leading into their cooler months. This year’s production estimates are varied from 2.6mmt to 3.0mmt depending on who you ask, which is down on the previous two seasons of 3.72mmt, and 3.57mmt. Fortunately for them, the current weather forecast is predicting a warmer August than normal, which will lower the frost damage risk. However, even if a 3.0mmt crop is achieved, it makes things fairly tight on their exports of 2.7mmt. With more pea prices being posted for the coming season, it is well worth keeping an eye on prices over the next few months to keep your marketing options open. For more information on local and international grain market developments and grain prices either call your local CBH Grain Regional Manager or 1800 107 759, or go to Contact CBH Grain Regional Manager Henry Carracher, call the Grower Service Centre on 1800 107 759 or visit DISCLAIMER: This Weekly Comment is written by Grain Pool Pty Ltd ABN 39089 394 883 (AFS No. 269743) and may contain general advice which was prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should, before acting on the advice, consider the appropriateness of the advice having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs.

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Plains Producer, Wednesday August 5, 2009

Real Estate


The Plains Producer Phone 8862 1977


Comfortable Family Home

• Quiet location • 3 Bedrooms & study/4th Bedroom • Great outdoor living • 4 bay garage includes office or guest room Wanted: Several buyers looking for properties under $200,000

Students Lilli Greet, Kiara Sparks and Renee Underdown planting at the Blyth Lutheran Church Garden. n Blyth Trinity Lutheran church garden was a hive of activity for an hour recently with students digging, planting and watering 80 shrubs, ground covers and grasses. The garden was

designed by students and their teacher Jillian D’Cruze, with a little help from Ian Roberts, who also donated the plants. n Blyth primary school has welcomed new students Charli

Jacka and Jordan Milburn to the Reception class. Upper primary students, have been busy in the community, starting a project to beautify stobie poles in South Terrace by designing and painting Blyth’s landscapes, flora and fauna on them. When weather permits students, together with members of the community will work on the project in conjunction with the Blyth Progress Association. The project is jointly funded by Rotary Club of Clare and the Blyth Progress Association. LEFT: Charlie Jacka and Jordan Milburn.

Brock off to Beijing Member for Frome, Geoff Brock, will travel to China to better understand and investigate suitable options for water security and renewable energy in the region. Mr Brock said he had been invited to travel to Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Tanggu region next week. “We have much to learn from the promising industries and technologies in the growing economy of the People’s Republic of China,” Mr Brock said. His visit includes touring saltwater desalination facilities in Shandong Province, Tianjim (the third largest city of the People’s Republic of China) and the city of Tanggu. He will also inspect Tianrun New Energy Investment, which has more than 1400 staff and is the largest manufacturer of wind turbines in China, capturing more than 23 per cent of China’s market share. Mr Brock is travelling with Malcolm Peters of Malcern Pty Ltd, a consulting, facilitating and trading company aiming to bring together information and build trade relationships between Australian and Chinese companies. “Relationships have been built on cooperation, trust and honesty over many years,” Mr Peters said. “South Australia is firmly the favourite location for cooperative business ventures.”

While in China, Mr Brock will meet with Tianjin Eagle Investment Company chair, Youyi Zheng. The company is a major contributor to the design and development of the largest desalination plant being constructed in Tianjin. “To see first hand this technology and the spin off technologies and to

consider the possibilities for its use in our state is of particular interest to me,” Mr Brock said. “While there is a degree of trepidation associated with my trip, partly because I’ve not ventured out of Australia in nearly 20 years, my enthusiasm and interest certainly outweighs my concerns about international travel.”


6 Edith Terrace, Balaklava Enq: 8862 1568 or 8862 2141

Now Showing … The Balaklava Courthouse Gallery’s annual Balco Balaklava Art Prize Exhibition continues until Sunday August 23 and, for its final two weeks, is proud to be part of the 2009 South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival, a statewide festival celebrating the work of artists living and working in SA. The SALA Festival - the largest visual arts festival in Australia – showcases more than 1500 artists in over 400 venues across the state, ranging from regional galleries to urban studios, and includes many special events from August 7 to 23 – and it’s totally free! Both the Balaklava Courthouse Gallery and Balaklava’s Beadwork Studio & Gallery are proud to be part of this diverse and inclusive festival. It’s a great time to visit your local galleries and help celebrate the contribution that SA artists – and particularly those who live and practice amongst us - make to the lives of all South Australians! If you have not previously visited the Gallery, this is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a diverse and colourful display. Come in, browse, and while you’re there, choose your favourite work by casting a vote for the People’s Choice Award, which will be announced at the close of the Balco Art Prize Exhibition. Maybe you’d even like to purchase a work from the exhibition – with more than 90 works on show, there is certainly something for all tastes and all budgets – and there’s something special about owning your very own original artwork! Katie Wyatt – a talented young artist Keep your diary free for the opening of “Faces and Places”, an exciting exhibition by talented emerging artist Katie Wyatt. The exhibition will be officially opened by Malcolm May on Sunday August 30 at 2.30pm and Katie will be there celebrating her first solo exhibition. You are invited to share the occasion, and the joy of Katie’s lively works. “Faces and Places” runs until Sunday October 4 – make sure you don’t miss it! There is always something happening at the Balaklava Courthouse Gallery! Come in out of the cold and enjoy it!

Please contact Damien Gill: 0427 792 128

190 Main North Road, Clare

8842 1154


FOR RENT Students Craig Walkley and Thomas Carling paint Blyth stobie poles. RLA62833


Very neat rental home, 3 bdrms, reverse-cycle air-conditioning, modern kitchen & bathroom with spa bath, big shed, fully fenced.

Available now $195pw



Stockport - Alma 146.96 HA 363 AC PRIME CROPPING LAND

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2009 at 1.30pm in Tarlee Hall

• Firstly as a whole then into 2 lots Lot 1. 107.96 Ha Lot 2. 39 Ha Mainly arable undulating dark brown to red loam soils with large gums in water coarse, reliable rainfall area, mains water connected divided by roads into 3 paddocks. • Inspection by appointment • House ID: 382190 Terms 5% deposit on fall of hammer balance March 1, 2010 Elders Real Estate Roseworthy

Small 3 bdrm home, quiet location, affordable accommodation, large block.

Available now $140pw


3 bdrm stone home on large block with good sheds, split system A/C, pets allowed.

Available now $180pw


2-3 bdrm stone home with modern kitchen, separate dining & lounge, reverse-cycle A/C.

Available now $190pw


Tidy brick 3 bdrm home, walk to shops, combustion heater & A/C.

Available now $160pw Call Narelle at Brock Harcourts, Clare on 8841 3900 RLA62833

Ph: 8521 0302 Graeme Hann 0417 814 659 Riverton Chris Klaebe 0409 972 882

Everard - Blyth 368.19ha “Anderson’s” 910acs


28 HUMPHREY STreet BALAKLAVA Under instructions from the Estate of the late Mrs. H J Henstridge

August 28, 2009 11 am on site. (If not sold beforehand)

HOMESTEAD Substantial historic stone residence. Formal dining room. Huge family room. 3 large double bedrooms. Two large underground rooms. Original country style kitchen. Feature lead light windows & doors. Bay windows. French doors to return verandah. Open original fireplaces. High ornate ceilings. Large corner allotment. Self contained granny flat Separate two bedroom timber residence. Large open space living area. Reverse cycle air conditioning. New floor coverings and recently painted.

Peter Butterfield 0417 884 877 Tania Butterfield 0417 807 814

Geoff Knappstein 0407 790 210 Mel Haynes 0408 086 021

Terms: 10 % deposit on the fall of the hammer. Settlement 25.09.2009. Inspection by appointment with agents only.

AFFORDABLE GRAZING & CROPPING COUNTRY! • Superbly located only 15km West of Blyth with main bitumen road frontage • Very well fenced into 2 main paddocks allowing Black Bush, Sandfire and natural clovers (600acs) along with 320acs arable land to flourish in the 325mm average annual rainfall • Mains water connected & early feed ideal for stock enterprise • An excellent sized property allowing astute farmers to crop their rich soils & graze stock in Winter on “Anderson’s”that is central to the Mid North & ideal for top end Yorke Peninsula farmers.

Price: $330,000 - $360,000 Elders Real Estate Clare Ph: 8842 2998 Rob Stephens 0407 715 862 Public Notice - Section 7

The vendor's statement relating to matters affecting the advertised properties in this publication may be inspected at the agent's office three business days prior to auction or at the place of auction 30 minutes before sale.



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Coming Events

Blyth Cinema

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

• Easy Virtue (PG) ★ ★ ★ Colin Firth, Jessica Biel, Period Drama - Thurs Aug 6, 2pm - Mon Aug 10, 1.30pm • Confessions of a Shopoholic (PG) ★ ★ ★ Comedy, Isla Fisher - Sat Aug 8, 8pm - Fri Aug 14, 8pm • Paul Blart-Mall Cop (PG) ★ ★ ★ Family Comedy - Sat Aug 15, 8pm - Sat Aug 22, 8pm Tickets: •Adults $10 •Con/Stu $7.50 •Child $5 •Family tickets $25 (2 +2) extra child $2.50 3 Full Dolby digital surround sound 3 Candy bar 3 Air Conditioned

Coming Events

Public Notice

For Sale



Whole Cooked Prawns


Darren Davey & Rodney Burgess ALSO VISITING

Pt Wakefield, Mallala & Two Wells

Friday Aug 7 2pm - Blyth

Saturday Aug 8 8.30am - Balaklava, Owen, Mallala & Pt Wakefield Neat tied bundles but magazines & flyers separate if possible.

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Physio Appointments & enq.



Everyone is invited to the Annual VP night

Tuesday August 11, 7pm This year’s guest speaker is…


or 0448 862 222 Introducing

Kylie Button

• Bring your partner & organise a table with friends • Enjoy a 3 course meal with complimentary drink. • COST: $100 includes your Club Associate Membership • 3 course meal • Lucky raffles for $CASH • DRESS: Neat casual For tickets contact Mark Heaslip - 0427 444 284 Martin Bond - 0418 870 109


0428 359 394

For Rent Balaklava - 3 bedroom house. Good references required. Phone 8864 5096 or 0408 838 339.


Balaklava. 3 bedroom house, modern kitchen, ensuite, air conditioning, wood fire, walking distance to shops, built-ins, shed, carport, fruit trees, available immediately. $200 per week. Bond and references required. Phone 8862 1905.

Breast Cancer Support Group on: Tuesday August 11 at: Balaklava Ambulance Station

• 6pm pooled tea • 6.30pm Yoga Demonstration plus • Travel Experiences by Di Meaney ANY & ALL WELCOME Tel: 0439 886 312 Diane for more details

Mallala township, 3 bedroom, $220 per week, references required. Phone 0408 850 715.

For Sale 1950 style kitchen cupboards. Good solid built cupboards, ready for pick up. Inspection welcome. Make an offer. Ph: 0409 670 630.

Cabaret/ Auction Night August 15 7.30pm til late

• Basket supper • Casual dress • $15 entry • Band: Flash Point For bookings Ring Janice 8862 1733 or 0408 859 858

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• Individual work • Self paced • Low cost If you think this may be the course for you please contact Rebecca Victor on

8842 6600 to receive more information. TAFE SA Open Day @ Light Square Sun 16 August


Improve your skills now Semester 2 classes will be offered in Spelling, Grammar and Basic Maths – you choose.


Are you ready for work/study?

For Sale Swivelrite 3 wheel stroller In excellent, near new condition. With toddler seat, wind and rain cover, newborn supports etc. Photos available. $200. Phone 0438 862 759.

Firewood - 7x4 trailer loads, $120, 9x7 $240, delivered. Ph 0448 659 269.

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FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Cut and delivered, kindling available. Phone / mobile: 0407 896 159 or after hours 8865 2127. Ford 2001 KQ Laser LXI. Sports body kit, manual, air conditioning, good condition, well maintained. One lady owner. Reg until Dec 09. Reg WPG 253. $7500 ono. Ph: 0408 848 605.

Wood saw 2ft blade, good pulley, tungsten tip, new bearings, $350. Phone 8867 1171 or 0429 671 171.

Kia Mentor, 1997, 5 speed manual, hatch, runs very well, clean and tidy, lady owner, 3 months rego, XAH 089, $2,500 o.n.o. Phone 0419 855 226.

Saturday Aug 8. 8am5pm. 1 Walsh St, Balaklava. 2 Vehicles, sundries, toys, etc.

Maltese Terrier Puppies. 2 males, 2 females. Absolutely adorable. $300 each. Phone 8528 2053. Mazda Bravo Ute 2003 white, one owner, petrol/gas, 5 speed manual, tow bar, 3 months reg. 127,000km $9500 o.n.o. Reg WZO 147. Ph: 0423 395 443. McCormick / International tractor, running, PTO, complete with bucket and forks, no further use, $2,750 o.n.o. Phone 8862 2345.

1987 Mazda Van on gas, Feb reg, air, reg no. WHV 404, $2,000 o.n.o. Phone 8862 2044.

meat saw $250 each. Electrical firewood bench saw $400. Septic pump $100. Phone 8864 5006.

2oob Honda CRF 250X Motorbike, 1,100 kms, hardly used, 3 months rego, excellent condition, $7,000. Phone 0400 129 904.

Oaten hay with vetch, 5x4 rolls, $60 inc./bale. Phone 8864 5096 / 0408 838 339.

30 metres gold net curtain material, new, $100 o.n.o. Aluminium Classic pergolo, 3.5 Metres square, brand new, never put up, new $800, selling price $500 o.n.o. Masport Hercules, 4 stroke O.H.U. lawn mower, only used 4 times, $200 o.n.o. Weslo momentum 410 exerciser, new $499, sell $200 o.n.o. Phone 8862 2142. Beef calves, 10, 2-4 months, 150 - $250 each. 3 Angus heifers, 2-3 months $220. 3 mg Heifers 2-3 months $220. 2 Angus steers 1-2 months $150. Hay meadow clover best quality for horses $9. Gumeracha ph 8389 1169.

Two door steel cabinet, hinged doors or sliding doors, 1 metre high to 2.3 metre high, mouse proof, also shelving. Lockers, filing cabinets, gun cabinets. Phone 8862 1769 or 0409 693 626.

Ford Falcon XG ute, auto, 1995, dual fuel, lowered, mags, registered, tinted windows, good condition, $3,500 o.n.o. Registration VTC 414. Ph 8529 2529.

1977 1830 Acco Perkins Pfaza motor, 21ft tray to suit on farm work or wrecking, SZJ 953. Best offer. Phone 8862 1668 or 0458 621 084.

2003 Automatic Holden Acclaim wagon. White, 7 seats, 158,000 km, DVD player with infra-red head phones, $12,000 o.n.o. Phone: 0427 444 284.


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George St, Balaklava

Massage Therapist

Balaklava Golf Club

Terry Wallace

Per Kg

This week only

8862 2200

BOOKINGS 8844 5175 - (between 2pm - 5pm)

Balaklava Football & Netball Club Inc


For Sale Double horse float, new floor, separate front compartment, padded inserts, four wheel independent suspension. Very good condition. $3500. Reg TMG 372. Ph: 88645035 or mobile 0407 396 471.


Oven and cook top, electric, never used, $500 o.n.o. Boat parts: 1” stainless steel shaft, brand new to suit in-board motor, various parts $100 - the lot. Phone 8862 1575 or 0439 188 410. Port Wakefield, private sale. 5 gibbon Street, renovate or demolish, $125,000 o.n.o. Contact 0416 168 753.

Garage Sale

Wanted to buy Always buying in area, enamel signs, petrol pumps, oil bottles, tins, rabbit & dingo traps, old toys, books, comics, old china / glass and silverware, badges, medals, old lamps, radios, vintage musical instruments, old tools, plough seats, anything old, any condition. House, shed, farm & estates. Single items & collections. Good cash paid. Rob 8846 4079. Cash paid for furniture, books, bric-a-brac in good clean condition. Ph 0488549487 or call in to Stuff n Nonsense, 2 Masters Street Riverton.

HORSES unwanted, top prices, cash, any types, Ph 8524 3640 or 0414 546 217.

Work Wanted Asbestos Remover back in your area. Specialists in Asbestos Registers and Annual Inspections. Reasonable rates. Clean, Safe, Licence 90314. 0428 840 451 or wattsasbestos.

1st Birthday

S a lva g e / D e m o l i tion materials, 1800s cottage,doors, windows, timber, fire surrounds, flooring, matchboard. Phone 0407 807 123. Scott Bonnar Reel mower 14” with catcher, petrol motor, $300 o.n.o. Scott Bonnar Reel mower 14” with catcher, electric motor, $225 o.n.o. Phone: 8528 6223.

Happy 1st Birthday. Keaton Jarred Hudson 08/08/09. To our beautiful baby boy. Can’t believe it’s one year already! Hope you have the best day on Saturday. Love you always and forever. Lots of hugs and kisses Mum & Dad.

Plains Producer, Wednesday August 5, 2009


Public Notice CASH for cans and bottles, Owen Recycling - 18 Railway Tce, Owen. Wed 10-5; Sat 10-1 or by appointment. P 8528 6307. CLOSING DOWN SALE! The Daisy Patch has 30% off storewide for the month of August. Get in quick before it all goes. 24 George Street, Balaklava.

Quarry Product

Cash Sale Opportunity for the Local Community

Notice of Meetings

20mm Dolomite Rubble Non Spec Dolomite Quarry Sand

The next meeting of the Northern NRM Group of the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board will be held on:

DEVELOPMENT NO: 312 / 181 / 2009 APPLICANT’S NAME: ML Lippasaar N at u r e O f T h e Development: Shed (15X9X3.6 metre wall height) SUBJECT LAND: Lot: 61: 35 Sandpiper Drive, Th o m p s o n B e a ch , Hundred of Dublin, CT 5373/639 DP 29513 ZONE:Coastal Township The application may be examined at the Offices of the Council located at 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala during normal business hours and any person or body affected may make relevant rep re s e n t a t i o n s i n writing concerning this application to reach the District Planner at 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala not later than August 20, 2009. Each person making a submission should indicate whether that person wishes to appear personally or be represented by another party before the Council in support of that submission. Please note that, pursuant to Section 38 (8) of the Development Act, a copy of each representation received will be forwarded to the applicant for a written response. Signed: R Semrau Authorised Officer Date: August 5, 2009 THIS IS THE FIRST AND ONLY PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

@ $5.50 p/tonne @ $5.50 p/tonne

• Product suitable for Roads, tracks, shed bases and for building up levels in general • Credit cards, cheques and cash only • This is a cash only offer and is not available on standard account trading terms

• Monday 17th August 2009 from 9.00am • at the Boards Gawler Office, 8 Adelaide Rd, South Gawler The agenda will be available from Wednesday 12th August 2009 and can be obtained by phoning the Board on 8273 9100.

All enquiries contact Gayle at the weighbridge (08) 8827 3288

The public are welcome to attend meetings as observers.

Consulting Fridays 9am to 1pm at Balaklava Ambulance Station

Phone Roger: 0428 419 133

For appointments phone

8853 2088

Business 2 Day Books 3 Qualified mobile bookkeeping 3 BAS, month end accounts, reports 3 MYOB and other systems 3 At site consultation

Phone Wendy 0448 967 159

Balaklava Mill Court Homes Independent Living Units


Details of the a p p l i c a t i o n a re a s follows:-

Dr Daryl R Brown

7 Days Service!

All prices are ex bin and are GST inclusive


Pursuant to Section 38 (5) of the Development Act, 1993 Notice is hereby given that an application comprising a CATEGORY 3 DEVELOPMENT has been lodged with the Council for development assessment.

Septic Suckers


from August 1 2009 - September 30 2009


Lower Light


Hazel, Gary, Daryl and families would like to thank everybody for cards, flowers, phone calls, visits and help on Brian’s passing.

Trades & Services Directory

Balaklava Township

Review of Elector Representation

Specialist in Acupuncture

Vacancies currently exists for two single bedroom independent living units.

Wakefield Regional Council is undertaking a review to determine whether alterations are required in respect to elector representation, including ward boundaries and the composition of Council.

Entry fee is $75,000 of which a minimum of $32,500 is refunded on vacating the unit. The exact amount refunded is determined according to length of occupancy.

As an outcome of this review Council proposes: • that the Mayor should continue to be elected by the electors for the area; • that the electors of the Council area should be represented by 10 Councillors in 4 Wards.

Residents pay own phone and electricity. All maintenance is covered by the rental of $63 per week.

•I.V.F. • Arthritis • Bad Backs • Depression • Chronic Fatigue • Sinusitis • Most health funds Ph: (08) 8849 2060 - Mob: 0417 492 065 Top of Henry Street, Auburn, South Australia 5451

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Located within walking distance to shopping centre.

We are seeking community feedback on the options being considered and therefore invite you to comment. Please note that the closing date for written submissions is close of business on Friday August 28, 2009 and not Friday August 21 as previously advertised.

3 Pergolas 3 Decks 3 Doors 3 Fitted and General Repairs 3 Fencing 3 Sheds & Carports

Further Information available through Mill Court Homes

Call Bob Oliver 0458 284 358

Phone: 8862 1576


Mid North & Yorke Peninsula

Situations Vacant

2008-2009 Yorke Peninsula Celebration of Employment Do you have an employee who displays outstanding qualities and their performance provides a positive contribution to your business? Nominations are sought in the following categories: Apprentice of the Year Trainee of the Year Australian School Based Apprentice of the Year Employee of the Year Award recipients will receive a significant cash prize and celebrate their achievement at a special awards ceremony and dinner on Saturday 10th October, 2009. Are you an employee, with an outstanding EMPLOYER who has consistent commitment to training or practises innovative employee initiatives? Nominations are sought for: Employer of the Year (less than 5 Full time Equivalent employees) Employer of the Year (greater than 5 FTE employees) Nominations are open to employees and employers that work or live in the District Council of the Copper Coast, District Council of Yorke Peninsula, District Council of Barunga West or Wakefield Regional Council. For further information or a nomination form contact: Bridget Sara Yorke Regional Development Board Ph: (08) 8862 0832 Email:

Administration Clerk Casual 6-10 hrs per week with possibility of increasing Duties includes: data entry, customer contact, general office administration tasks. We are looking for someone who is computer literate, friendly, efficient and self-motivated. Please send applications to: PO Box 334 Balaklava SA 5461 or Email: Applications close Friday August 14, 2009

Business Opportunity

Do you enjoy working with elderly people and at the same time earn an income?


CHAP urgently requires contractors to provide in-home services including cleaning, shopping, bill paying and/or personal care.

Specialising in the eradication of ...

All contracts are individually negotiated. For more information please phone: Balaklava – 8862 2155 Gawler – 8523 0097


NOMINATIONS CLOSE 21st August, 2009



✓ Flies, Fleas, misc. pests ✓ Rats & Mice ✓ White Ants ✓ Cockroaches ✓ Spiders ✓ Weed spraying

Health Comm. Lic. No. 12

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PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: FAX: 8862 1997

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Birth oliver (nee Clark). Nicole, Josh, Matthew and Natthen would like to welcome Ryan Jack born in Clare 24/7/2009 7lb 12 oz. Welcome little guy. Love Mummy, Daddy, Matthew and Natthen.




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


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TWO Wells wasn’t quite good enough against their neighbours, with the in-form Virginia Rams 25 point winners in what was a clash of two expectant 2009 finalists at Two Wells. Despite the home side’s strong first half showing which saw them take a three goal lead into half time, it was the second placed Rams who “flicked the switch” to completely crack the game open after the long break. Virginia piled on seven third term goals to the Roosters one. In the end, this 15 minute purple patch put a fair wedge between the sides and the Roosters simply found it too hard to recover. While the match result had no major consequences for the Roosters and their finals hopes, the winning result for the Rams certainly increases their chances of finishing in the top two at the end of the minor round. Both power forwards were on song in the “southern derby” with Virginia’s Anton Gerardis kicking seven majors for the day along with in-form Rooster forward Aaron “Wally” Hand kicking six at the other end. Hand now takes the lead in the 2009 APFL goal kicking table while Gerardis moves into equal second with the Eagles’ Daniel Thomas just one goal behind.

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CRUNCH! Eagle Joe Wilson and Bomber James McGuire clash in the game at Lochiel. PICTURE: Lisa Redpath. Catalysts behind Virginia’s win were yet again midfielders, including the silky and competent Anthony Johnston and skipper Matty Young, who were once again fed by ruckman Ben Galic’s work at the stoppages and around the ground. Galic is having a sensational season – his mobility is the “X factor” so important to the Rams. Youngster Robbie Desmond and the in-form Graham Rigney both also played a role in the match-winning third term.

Two Wells was well served by regular defender Nathan Applebee, forward/on-baller Travis Uren, who also kicked three goals in a cameo to Aaron Hand’s six. Willy Sansbury, Lee Allmond, and ruckman Ben Stubing were all also good. While the loss means a finals place is still not yet completely safe, the Roosters need only one more win from their remaining three matches to secure their place in September. • Continued Page 23


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APFL juniors battle in carnival

The APFL Under 14 was unfortunately outgunned in this year’s Annual Central Zone Under 14 carnival, held at Balaklava Oval on Sunday. Despite many of our APFL juniors giving a genuine concerted effort, the vast amount of skill and pure size of many of our neighbouring leagues junior colts meant our boys were up against it from game one of the 10-game round robin carnival. While the effort of the lads could not be individually questioned, there is cause for concern around the league with our APFL side failing to register a single goal for

other reports: p20 – 27

the afternoon. Virginia’s Adam Drew, who is having a sensational season in club footy, was named player of the carnival for the APFL while Two Wells youngster Mark Wylie, United’s Adam McArdle and HWE pair Cody Scott and Tyler Williams all tried hard. Rooster Dylan Wise, Hamley Bridge junior Sam Collins and Mallala’s Jake Birchmore were noticeable at times throughout the day while Shannon Slattery and Cody Farrelly, of Two Wells, were defiant late in the day against bigger opposition. Virginia’s Nick Seccafien, along with United’s James Bugeja, led the way in

Jesse Zilm in a ruck contest for the APFL against the BL&G team in the Under 14 carnival. the APFL’s fourth and last game of the day. The 2009 carnival cup was won by a classy and competently skilled Yorke Peninsula side, which remained undefeated for the afternoon.

So polished were the YP boys they only conceded a collective total of 10 points from opposing sides over the four games played. SCORES and team picture: Page 24


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