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Wednesday September 23, 2009


Mallala Premiers The team and the coach run red hot with a gutsy grand final victory By Lauren Parker When Mallala A grade coach Keith Earl appeared at the sidelines swathed in thick bandages up to his elbows at Long Plains last Saturday, the spirits of players and spectators were instantly lifted. Badly burned in a bonfire mishap on Monday night, players and officials were expecting Keith to be unable to coach but he checked himself out of hospital to arrive in time for the grand final between the Magpies and Two Wells. Mallala 16.7 (103) defeated Two Wells

MALLALA coach Keith Earl showing burns to his face and hands, puts the pain aside to celebrate with his son, Jason Earl, (left) who is club co-captain with Plains Producer medallist and grand final best on ground, Liam Whitwell. PICTURE: Terry Williams. 9.10 (64) to win its second A grade grand final in three years – in the 100th anniversary year for the proud APFL club. Earl was back in hospital this week, unable to be interviewed. But his club will never forget his actions.

“It just gave them so much confidence to see Keith there,” said Mallala Football Club president, Jim Franks. Jim said he was proud of the way the club rallied to support their team in the lead-up to the final. “The way Richard Crewdson, the assist-

ant coach, and team manager David Berry stood up and were prepared to coach on the day was fantastic,” said Jim. “It was terrific for the club to step up the way they did.”

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Should council lose a battle to win the war?


othing like a bit of public biffo to stimulate things; to get the tongues wagging. Unless you have been in Mawson’s Hut for the past few weeks, you would know I am referring to the court room argey-bargey between Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) and megabusinessman and agriculturalist, Peter Evans. The ante was upped in last week’s edition of the Plains Producer, when Mr Evans suggested council members and some staff should quit if council loses the legal war. A bit unrealistic. Basically, Mr Evans wants to build a new family home on farmland part way down the Nine Mile and council has said “this is not on.” Mr Evans challenged this in the Supreme Court, got the nod from the Beak – but then had the matter appealed by council to the Full Bench of the same court. It’s now becoming a very expensive court room battleground which must have the silks salivating. If Peter Evans wins, his new home will become a very expensive house, which it appears to be already, judging by the plans and elevations on display via council’s website. You can take a peek yourself. Go on, do it. You’re allowed. It’s a public


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EDITOR document. Feel the “vibe” in this reality remake of the hit Aussie flick, “The Castle”. Go to www.wakefieldrc. – click on council documents, then Development Assessment Panel meetings, then agendas, then go to the September 17, 2008 agenda. Wow! What a hacienda! A quick glance reveals it would probably be one of the best houses in the district, though a tad big for a normal town block and suited to open spaces. I wonder if there will be a Greek patio out the back and Coco, the retired racing greyhound? Maybe a bit of fake lattice? As Darryl Kerrigan said, “it adds value.” Council would reap a fair chunk of

rates cash from that, should it ever be built. Many thousands of dollars over the years. Why not withdraw the appeal, almost certainly allowing the house to be built? It would be a very bitter pill to swallow for all at WRC and its partly-independent Development Assessment Panel (nominated councillors still sit on this panel). But this would prevent the very expensive legal bill increasing and further impacting on a council in deficit. You see what I am getting at here? Run up the white flag, allow Mr Evans to get his way. After all, his home, by the submitted plan, appears a very nice house indeed and it’s only going to be stuck out in the middle of a paddock anyway. With a sheep feedlot just down the road. Protect them from northerlies, Huey. Meanwhile, council (s) could rip up its old planning laws, instigate the necessary clauses in a new raft of regulations and thereby prevent anyone else doing same. Problem is, there’s a huge downside to this. That process could take many months – and in the meantime who knows how many applications would be made to council (s) by likeminded individuals. This scenario still might be worth

considering, though now the players have drawn a line in the sand and it appears to be reaching its conclusion through the courts. WRC claims it is standing up for all councils and their planning regulations by appealing, which is most admirable, yet a burden for a small council such as WRC. Though I can see why. The court decision (which is now Case Law) could affect not just primary land zones. Council’s legal team in its appeal will likely claim it allegedly places “business viability” before “fair and orderly land use planning”. As a consequence, this also could affect Primary Industry zones and, say, Residential zones which abut an Industry zone. Therefore, for all councils, the stakes are very high. And just recently in this space I wrote about council’s Rural Living Plan Amendment, which is the topic of a public meeting at the Civic Centre today. All councils with any rural living component (read hobby farms) have problems with social aspects, noxious weeds, proximity to farms (read crop sprays) and the like. So by allowing unregulated rural development, any local council creates huge ongoing problems for itself. There must be constraint and

control. Quite so. Yet a Supreme Court judge – incredibly experienced at law – has decreed current planning regulations cannot prevent Mr Evans from building his house, thereby overturning decisions by council’s DAP and the Environmental Resources and Development Court. What does that do to the Rural Living amendment? If the Full Bench of the Supreme Court again goes against council’s appeal – and that may be a possibility – then it would send shivers down the spines of all elected members as they rattle along towards local government elections, expected in November next year. Any organisation, already facing a deficit on its balance sheet, must be very careful about how much further it plunges into the red; how it is spending money which, in reality, belongs to others. The ratepayers. Have council’s elected members and advisors painted themselves into a corner by doggedly pursuing their preferred outcome? Perhaps – but sometimes there is a need to dig the heels in. Mr Evans obviously has done this. The whole affair is an unfortunate and costly exercise which seems to have gone too far and become too personal.

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They had no problems and neither did we, when another neighbour of ours built a new house in front of their old house only last year. They had no problems a few years back when another neighbour erected a transportable next to their existing house. Neither did we. When another Pinery landowner put a transportable house behind their farmhouse some years back, there were no issues. Why now? Who is being disadvantaged by this? No one! Who is being advantaged by it? Council and the people concerned! Who is being advantaged by the suggested legal proceedings over another house on the Evans property? No one! We know who is being disadvantaged. Could I suggest council divert the funds to be used to give our roads a grade and provide a rubbish service to our gates? Maybe the rest of the money could be used to research into house planning regulations,



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ers let these people (WRC) walk over them without a uttering a peep. It is time more people took an interest in what WRC is doing and to observe how they spend/waste our money. They seem to be all out building up their castle at Balaklava. There are now 24 people employed in the main office, I wonder what that costs? I cannot understand why the Local Government Association voted against having an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). I say we need it. Peter Rann, Hope Valley



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HE recent public debate between the Council and businessman and farmer Peter Evans raises a number of issues (the Plains Producer 17/9/09). What is the role of council? Who decides and about what in relation to where and how we live? How should rates be spent? I live nearby to where the Evans family wish to build their new house. Where I live there is a cluster of three houses. Over the years, that which council has provided for us has diminished. It wasn’t much. There was a time when we could remember our roads being graded. We had somewhere to take our rubbish at no cost. I know towns are developed for us. We have not complained. We just ride around the pot holes and pay to dispose of our rubbish. Now it appears council has suddenly decided we are going to be adversely affected by another house in our area.

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Council committed to rural plan revamp Wakefield Regional Council is continuing with its Rural Living Development Plan Amendment despite a court case which may mean state-wide changes to development plan wording. A meeting will be held today (Wednesday) at 3.30pm in the council chambers to discuss the DPA. Six submissions were received, with three to be heard at the meeting. Council chief executive officer, Phil Barry, said council was required by State government to review development plans at particular times. However, just weeks ago Mayor James Maitland said the result of the pending court case between council and local businessman Peter Evans could impact the viability of council’s development plans. Council and Mr Evans have been locked in

Port Parham locals are protesting against a shellgrit mining exercise in scrub directly behind the township. They believe the mine will compromise scrubland separating the township and nearby salt pans, and destroy the natural sand dune levee banks, leaving the town at increased risk of flooding as the sea level rises. A group gathered in protest last Saturday, voicing their concerns. They have begun a campaign to lobby authorities to put a stop to the mining, which they believe is in an environmentally sensitive area. “It’s the only tree area we’ve got and they’ve got the right to dig it all up,” said John Turner. “If it goes ahead it’s going to be salt pans all the way through to Port Parham.” Mr Turner owns a nearby property, and is disappointed mining has been allowed. Others described the mining as “environmental vandalism”. Records show the mining lease was initially taken out in 1973. “They are employing yesterday’s tactics in a totally different scenario,” said Greg Robinson. “Port Parham today is totally different to the Port Parham of 1973.” When the mining lease was issued, there were only seven permanent residents in the community. Now, there are more than 70 residential properties and many permanent residents.

a court battle when Mr Evans first appealed to the Environmental Resource and Development (ERD) Court after having an application to build a home on farming land on the Balaklava to Mallala road rejected by council’s Development Assessment Panel. The ERD Court found in favour of council. Mr Evans then appealed to the Supreme Court, who found in favour of Mr Evans and awarded costs against council. Council has since announced it will appeal the decision to the Full Court of the Surpreme Court. At the time, Mayor Maitland said council was advised to appeal for the sake of local government because, if the decision against council were to be upheld, it would place the viability of council’s development plans in jeopardy. In the lead-up to today’s meeting, Mr Barry

said the development plans were created by the state system, in line with the state and country planning strategies. He said if the Supreme Court found what it believed was “interpretation not in line with planning,” it would then go back to the Minister’s office for development plans to have wording changes. In addition, the development plan Peter Evans’ proposal was assessed against is different to council’s current plan, which was approved in April this year under a new template system using State government’s required wording. “They will only approve development plans when they are satisfied with the wording,” Mr Barry said. It is a lengthy and costly exercise to review a development plan, but Mr Barry said council

had a statutory obligation to do so at regular intervals. Council received several submissions regarding its Rural Living DPA, including suggestions of additional land that could be zoned for rural living; a suggestion to rezone Balaklava’s Horse Industry Zone to Rural Living; changes to minimum allotment sizes; other suggested land use changes through zoning changes; and minimum rainwater storage. n POLL AGAINST APPEAL: Meanwhile, a poll on the Plains Producer’s website shows 110 voters having their say about whether council should proceed with the court case. Agreeing with council’s decision to appeal was 13.6 per cent of the voters, while 86.4 per cent were against the decision.

Parham anger on shellgrit mine By Lauren Parker Adding to concerns, the company mining the land, which is held by a private land owner, has a reputation for poor site revegetation practices. However, in their review of mining program, Clay and Mineral Sales say the land will be rehabilitated as it is mined, with the company’s two tenements having an estimated 21 year life. The lease areas total 23 hectares. CMS expect to remove about 2000 tonnes of shellgrit each year, by excavator or front end loader, to a depth of one to 1.5 metres. The product is used by the construction and landscape industry. “There will be some vegetative cover removed in the path of mining, but

this will be short term as the area will be restored progressively throughout the life of the operation to its former condition prior to mining,” the review said. The area being mined is three to four metres above sea level, which is higher than the township itself. “Every effort is taken to preserve areas not disturbed by mining and to retain any large trees and vegetated clumps,” the review said. Dublin councillor Steve Jones is concerned the mining could compromise the pine trees in the mining lease area as well as causing headaches in the future. Mr Jones and councillor Terry Keen attended

Bulldozer vandalised A large loader was vandalised and fences cut over the weekend. The front end loader was parked in the SA Water compound on Driscoll Terrace, Port Parham, and it appears every tyre was shot out. A fence was cut at the back of the compound to gain entry, and a fire lit near highly flammable gases.

the protest last Saturday, as did Foreshore Advisory Committee chair, Barb Reid. “The disturbance of that dune area could have major consequences,” Mr Jones said. Mr Jones said the dunes acted as a natural buffer against sea level rise, and if they were destroyed or damaged, council would instead foot the bill for levee banks in the future. “As water gets in it will fill up any low lying


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areas, and it will be there for years and create salinity and a whole range of problems if any water is allowed to get behind the town,” he said. Mr Jones and other locals have called on State government to step in and protect the coastline. Much of CMS’s lease area is believed to fall within a coastal protection zone. “Mining of shell grit dunes is something that really needs to be reviewed.”

PORT Parham residents were out in force on Saturday to protest against a shellgrit mine, shown left, which is only a few hundred metres from Driscoll terrace at the rear of the town.

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elcome to the South Australia Works in the Yorke Region Column. The South Australia Works in the Region program helps to up-skill and re-skill people in preparation for employment opportunities and helps local businesses to help their own shortages of trained staff.

Celebrating achievements A recent event held at the Shed in Kadina celebrated the successful results for employers and participants in this year’s program, managed by District Council of the Copper Coast Project Manger, Angie Tucker. Participants, family members and employers gathered together with representatives from program partners Yorke Regional Development Board, District Council of Copper Coast and Department of Further Education Employment Science and Technology. Participants and employers spoke about the impact the Work to Work project has had on Yorke region in helping people get work and employers meeting their workforce requirements with job ready participants. Angie Tucker and Linda Thatcher were recognised by many of the speakers for their professional approach and passion for assisting clients achieve their goals and should feel proud of the esteem in which they are held. The success of the project was also dependent on many partnerships with service providers and RTO’s.

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Skills register Contractors and subcontractors tendering for State government infrastructure contracts are required to demonstrate their commitment to employ trainees and apprentices as well as Aboriginal people and people with barriers i Bridget to employment. Providers have Sara, been asked to meet a minimum Economic Development of 10 per cent of labour hours on the projects. The State government Officer has partnered with Group Training Australia (SA) to link employers and workers. For eligibility criteria contact David Furniss 0423 025 388

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Plains Producer, Wednesday September 23, 2009

NEWS v District

Man dies near Two Wells A Paralowie man was killed at Two Wells on Tuesday night after his vehicle collided with another car. It is believed the 41-year-old was overtaking a Commodore in his Nissan utility when he clipped the front of a Commodore wagon about 9.25pm. The impact sent both vehicles off the road, and the Nissan rolled and came to a stop on its wheels facing the wrong direction. The man’s passenger, also from Paralowie sustained minor injuries and was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital. The driver of the second vehicle, from Yorketown, was treated for shock. The accident occurred about four kilometres north of Two Wells. Major Crash Investigation Unit are compiling a report for the coroner.

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An elderly man was found deceased in a Ford utility just south of Dublin on Monday. It is believed the 75year-old, from Fulham Gardens, was travelling south on Port Wakefield Road, Dublin, when he had a heart attack and collapsed at the wheel of the vehicle. The vehicle then travelled across the south bound lane, the vegetated verge, the north bound carriageway and came to rest about 100 metres west of the highway. Two Wells police are compiling a report for the coroner. Just as police were finalising the incident,


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Balaklava Hospital then transferred to a metropolitan hospital in a stable condition, with non-life-threatening injuries.

• Three men were injured - one seriously - in a brawl outside a Balaklava hotel on Saturday night. The seriously injured person was treated at Balaklava Hospital before being transferred to a metropolitan hospital for further treatment. Enquiries continue. • A motorcyclist was injured on Highway One last Wednesday evening after losing control of his motorbike on the wet road. The accident occurred about 7.30pm near the abattoir, when the man was travelling from Tasmania to Western Australia. He was taken to

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• Police have issued a warning to drivers after several near misses at the turn off to Stockport on Main North Road, Tarlee. Riverton officer-incharge, Brevet Sergeant Kelli Hersey, reminded drivers the speed limit on this section of road is 80km/h, and overtaking is not permitted. She said there had been reports of near misses where vehicles had been speeding and illegally overtaking other vehicles which were attempting to turn at the intersection. • A Two Wells man was charged with unlawful possession and property damage last week after allegedly failing to return a rental vehicle. The 38-year-old labourer was interviewed by police on Monday last week, and it is alleged he rented a vehicle in Newcastle in April but hadn’t returned it. Police allege the man was involved in an incident with the vehicle in August in the northern suburbs, and just before that, he had sped past a speed camera in Adelaide. The man will appear in Tanunda Court. • A Lewiston man

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was reported for possessing a firearm without a licence after he reported the weapon stolen. The man was working at the property at the time of the theft, but returned to his van to find the door open and the single barrell shot gun missing. The 53-year-old was staying at a caravan park and reported having the firearm stolen on Tuesday last week. However police found he did not hold a firearms licence. The man will appear in Tanunda Court. • A short drive along the Esplanade at Thompson Beach proved expensive for a Thompson Beach man last Friday. Police said the man was taking his newly acquired classic Holden GTS sedan for a drive, but police checks showed the vehicle’s

registration had expired in 2005 and the man was issued with an infringement notice totalling more than $800. • A West Lakes man who collided with a fence at Lewiston last Saturday was reported for drink driving. T h e 2 5 - y e a r- o l d had been travelling on Boundary Road, and instantly lost his licence for 12 months after recording a breath alcohol reading of 0.165 per cent. He will appear in Tanunda Court. • The driver of a vehicle that rolled several times on Port Gawler Road last week was lucky to escape serious injury. The Lewiston man was driving a Magna sedan and lost control for an unknown reason on Tuesday last week. Enquiries continue.


Mallala claims ‘red hot’ victory

• From Page 1 But Jim said the win didn’t come without a cost. “To get the A grade premiership in our 100th year is a dream come true, but it came at a cost,” he said. “We had some nasty injuries.” Tim Cawrse spent Saturday night in intensive care with a lacerated liver and bruised kidney and was expected home today (Wednesday). Daniel Jennings broke his shoulder in two places, while a knock to the head wiped Brad Griffiths’ memories of grand final day. Brian Montgomery suffered a finger injury. There was no celebrating with the team for Keith, who headed straight back to hospital following the game – although wifeAnne-Marie shouted him a burger at McDonalds to celebrate his 50th birthday. In the lead-up to the final, Jim said the atmosphere in the Mallala clubrooms was almost eerie. “On Thursday night there were only three lads who missed selection, and two of them had played all year but had been injured recently,” Jim said. “When the team was announced there was no joy at all for the blokes that were picked – it was just disappointment for those who missed out.” Jim said it showed the closeness of the team and a strong team spirit. He also gave credit to Two Wells, which he said “was very brave in defeat.” “They kept hanging in there all day and it took us quite a while to overcome them. “Our finals experience shone through on the day, but Two Wells is going to be a force to be reckoned with in the future.” Jim said having four teams in the finals was a credit to the Two Wells Football Club.

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JUST over $1200 was raised by Penny Mathew from Happy Hearts Fitness, Mallala in the recent Fathers Day Classic. The team ‘Hope it’s Downhill’ managed to raise the cash by doing everything from a school cup cake stall to begging for sponsorship. Collectively, the team rode about 140km in total on the day and had a great morning, raising funds for cancer research.

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New look for Brinkworth website Brinkworth has a new community website containing loads of useful information for visitors and locals alike. The history of the town, where to stay and what to do while in Brinkworth, as well as comprehensive details on the many of the town’s community groups is included. Chris Bolvig, secretary of the Brinkworth Management Committee said the town’s old website which was put together four years ago, was becoming out dated and was not visually appealing. The new website was created by Community Webs – a joint venture between the University of South Australia and the Office for Volunteers. The program matches community organisations with University students who have experience in public relations, film and video, multimedia journalism, creative writing, publishing and computing. “The two students we worked with were just wonderful,” Chris said. The town newsletter, The Black and White Rag is available on the site as well as a downloadable welcome pack for new residents. Chris said she put the welcome pack together based on her own experience of moving to Brinkworth from Western Australia seven years ago. “I didn’t know where to buy oil for our heater and I didn’t realise to find a phone number just 16 kilometres up the road I’d need a different phone book,” Chris said. The website will assist in raising Brinkworth’s profile and can be found at UBLIN DUBLIN

Institute history

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is not known when the backdrop was taken down, photos taken in 1945 show it in the background. Contact Pat Thompson (8529 2028 or email info@dublinhistorygroup. • An old fashioned game of bingo will be held at the Dublin Institute on October 1 from 7.15 for 7.30pm start.All funds raised go to supporting Dublin History Group. LONG PLAINS

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• Long Plains Red Cross baby competition entrant, Alice Beverly McArdle, daughter of Richard and Sharon McArdle of Owen, was recently announced the winner of category eight of the competition. The Long Plains branch won high-

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Balaklava Balaklava Community Arts production ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is being directed by Heather Crawford. It is Heather’s first time directing a community arts production. Last week’s Plains Producer incorrectly named Anne Read as director.Anne is publicity officer, while Heidi Zerk is musical director. KAPUNDA • Creating words and images: writing and publishing in the 21st Century is the theme of a one day conference in Kapunda on Sunday (September 27). For more information or to book your spot email or phone 8566 3646.



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SPOKE Group. The grant means 1000 brochures will be printed (rather than the 500 planned) detailing the history of the Dublin Institute. The 125th anniversary of the institute will be celebrated with seven events over three weeks. Dublin History Group president, Pat Thompson is looking for pictures of events taken in the institute over the years. “We are looking for pictures of wedding receptions, birthdays and other functions. We are particularly looking for pictures which show the backdrop which used to be in the institute,” she said. Pat explained the backdrop was painted in the 1930s by a man from Adelaide, who stayed in the Dublin Hotel while he worked on it. While it

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Balaklava students prove they care Students from Balaklava schools set up an information table and sought donations for Carers Link outside Balaklava businesses last week. Their actions brought praise from Carers Link and local shoppers. Run through Country North Community Services at Clare, the Carers Link program provides support for Carers through support groups, individual counselling, advocacy, information, outings,

retreats and a resource library. The group brings support to carers in many different situations including those supporting a parent, partner, child, relative or friend (whether living with the carer or not). For more information on Carers Link phone 8842 1988 or 1800 246 300 or email • PICTURED are BHS students (from left) Jadey Mahar, Amelia MuscatWood and Kane Williams

Community shed builds up Progress is continuing at the Balaklava community shed, with tools now purchased. The shed working group is now crafting shelving for the shed, made from timber from an old home. They meet at the shed each Tuesday from 9am to midday, and hope the shed will be ready for community use within three months. In the meantime, they

invite anyone to join their meetings and help out, whether it be hands on work or even writing out orders. The group is also seeking donations and corporate sponsorship. • PICTURED (from left) are Brian Noyce, Helen Pinkatshek, Daph Butler, Dulcie Williams, Sharon Munce, John Warren and Dick May.

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MALLALA museum officially opened its wiki website, au in a launch by Goyder MP, Steven Griffiths (seated). Pictured from left with Steven are Collections Council of Australia CEO Margaret Birtley, councillor Marcus Strudwicke and project officer Darren Peacock.


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Plains festival ‘on hold’ The Adelaide Plains Cup Festival has been put on hold, and its organising committee in recess. The demise of regional development boards and area consultative committees into Regional Development Australia (RDA) boards means it will be simply too difficult to effectively organise a festival for 2010. Yorke Regional Development Board economic development officer, Bridget Sara, has worked with Adelaide Plains Marketing to run

Cup races on, Emu awards stay – but Dev Board revamp forces change By Lauren Parker

festivals in the past. However, she said the decision not to hold a festival next year did not signal the end for the event. “We’ll bring it back re-vitalised in 2011,” she said. Ms Sara said the committee was contacting all past event holders to notify them of the decision to postpone the festival. However, she encouraged them to

continue holding their events. “I think most of the events will still occur,” Ms Sara said. “They don’t have to be part of the festival. “Community development officers at Wakefield and Mallala will have a bit more of a role in assisting people to hold events within the region.” Ms Sara said it may even lead to more events being held as there was

less likelihood of clashing times. “Being held over one weekend, a few people commented they couldn’t get to it all,” she said. The annual Emu Awards will still be held, in recognition of those on the Adelaide Plains who have stuck their necks out for the benefit of their community, whether it be individuals or businesses. Ms Sara said the awards would be coordinated by Wakefield Regional Council com-


munity development officer, David Woodroofe, and District Council of Mallala community officer Lynette Seccafien. The awards will possibly be incorporated with another event that is being held between March and May next year, and those organising events at this time are asked to contact Mr Woodroofe or Mrs Seccafien. Meanwhile, Adelaide Plains Marketing agreed at its annual general meeting last week to go into recess for a year. Because of a lack of grant funding available to hire marketing staff, the committee has been run on in-kind contributions, including the time of Ms Sara and Wakefield Regional Council clerical officer Clare Haynes. And with regional development boards ceasing at the end of the year, there will be no resources to help run the festival or other marketing committee functions. However, Ms Sara said others would pick up much of the committee’s role. “A lot of things Adelaide Plains Marketing does will still happen anyway,” she said.

PREPARING a trench for irrigation are (from left) Matthew Koch and Hamley Bridge Community Sports Centre president, Barry Smith.

Water scheme will revitalise sports ground The much anticipated irrigation of the Hamley Bridge sports oval is just over a week away. It is expected hundreds of hours of volunteer labour will come together and the irrigation will be turned on at the end of September. President of Hamley Bridge Community Sports Centre (HBSC), Barry Smith, said the project “is one of the biggest projects in the town for a long time and I would like to thank the community for their support.” Volunteers have been working on the project every weekend since the last minor round of football and Mr Smith has also worked on project in the mornings before going to his paid employment. “We will be very

happy to see it finished and it will make a huge difference,” Mr Smith said. Water for the oval will be pumped from the Community Wastewater Management Scheme dam and will also irrigate the primary school oval and bowling club green. The project has taken nearly two years to plan, obtain grants, carry out the work and has been a

MAYOR James Maitland presents this year’s Emu Award to wildlife saviour Lorraine Samuels. Lorraine has also been nominated for an Australian of the Year award for 2010. She has also won a volunteer award She hopes to have all corporate sponsorship back on board for the 2010/2011 financial year. District Council of Mallala mayor, Tony Flaherty, said he was disappointed the festival wouldn’t be held next year but understood why it wasn’t possible. Adding to the difficulty in organising a festival, the formation of regional development boards and area consultative committees also comes with boundary changes. Mallala council, which has been part of the Yorke Regional Development Board, will instead be associated with the Barossa region, which also includes Light. Mallala is believed to be more closely aligned

with these regions when it come to future urban growth and other developments, including horticulture. Wakefield Regional Council mayor, James Maitland, is also part of Adelaide Plains Marketing. “It was felt at the last meeting - which I wasn’t able to attend - that the best thing to do was to put the organisation into recession for 12 months and see how things panned out,” Mr Maitland said. With the restructuring of the boards, Mr Maitland believes there is too much uncertainty. “I don’t know that we’re going to see it resolved until early next year,” he said. “The boards aren’t in place yet.”

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joint effort with grants and assistance coming from Wakefield Regional Council, Office for Recreation and Sport and HBSC. As well as improving the playing surface of the oval, making it a safer sports field, the community is set to benefit from the upgrade with the surface improvements set to benefit children playing through to people walking their dogs.

Cyclists pause at Tarlee

Two hundred and thirty cyclists will stop at the Tarlee Country Market for lunch on Monday, October 5. The cyclists will be on day three of Bike SA’s annual tour and will ride from Tanunda to Auburn via Tarlee and Hamley Bridge. The nine day tour starts in Adelaide on October 3 and goes to the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, back to the Barossa then on to the Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale and back to Adelaide on October 11.

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Blyth has the answers to help hall Blyth community held a quiz night, using the Crows vs Collingwood finals match as an attraction. A television was set up for the night in Blyth Community Hall to keep the fanatic Crows’ supporters in touch with the football match as it unfolded – but the TV was soon switched off on the final siren!! Seven tables of local people sharpened their brains as questions were fired at them about history, geography, sports, local events, movies, current news as well as testing their memories on country flags. Thanks were extended to “Under Age” music group who entertained during the night with their musical skills. Winners of the night were the table consisting of Sue and David Pratt, Kerryn and Grant Mugge and Ros and Gary Zweck, who won prizes donated by various businesses and lo-

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n RIGHT: Edlyn Evangelista, Darcy, Clancy and Shelby Toholke working out the flag quiz. BELOW: Winners of the quiz, David and Sue Pratt, Ros Zweck, Kerryn and Grant Mugge. (Absent Gary Zweck).

cals. Funds raised will go towards continued maintenance of the hall which at times seems never ending. Future projects include new guttering, painting outside of the hall, upgrading the sound system, painting supper room and new

chairs – just to name a few!! • In other news,Blyth Community Hall has received approval for three projects . Alliance One Credit Union gave $1000 for a new fan forced oven which has already been well used.

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Community Benefit SA has granted the hall $6156 to purchase a larger 900mm fan forced oven, a new bar fridge, a new 520 litre kitchen fridge as well as new crockery. Blyth Development Board gave an extra $6156 to complete this

project expenditure. The Australian Barley Board has granted $4400 for 20 new trestles which will make life much easier when setting up. Wakefield Regional Council has granted $4683 from a total cost project of $7866 to repair upper level windows of the hall, repair and paint the front entrance doors as well as repairing salt damp treatment in the foyer area. The Solar Panel application has been approved and Blyth Community Hall organisers are hoping this will save $1500 on electricity accounts as well as bringing in extra revenue on unused solar power collected by the panels.

Planning continues for the redevelopment of the works depot in Mallala. District Council of Mallala announced several months ago the depot would be redeveloped on its current site. At last week’s meeting of the Council Development Assessment Panel (CDAP), the panel resolved to proceed with an assessment of the application. The first stage in the process of applying for a non-complying development is for the panel to decide whether to refuse the application or proceed with an assessment. During the assessment, the panel can request more information from the applicant. As part of the redevelopment (if approved), all existing buildings will be demolished and a new central workshop constructed. In addition, an office and amenities building will be developed, and a refuelling area and wash down bay provided. Several smaller buildings will be erected for storage and horticultural use, while rainwater tanks will store water. Also included in the plan is manoeuvring and parking areas, outdoor equipment and machinery storage areas, and landscape planting.

Ira Parker training plan

Ira Parker Nursing Home is one of 17 aged care facilities to be part of an aged care training program. More than $400,000 of Commonwealth government funding for aged care training programs has been awarded to Country Health SA in partnership with TAFE SA. “Training care workers in country South Australia is good for them, their patients and the whole community,” said Minister for Health, John Hill. The funding will run for three years and provide a total of 41 training places across the state for staff who want to obtain or upgrade their qualifications in Diplomas of Enrolled Nursing, Certificates in Aged Care and Certificates in Community Services.

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Race day rewards for our community groups

SHOW them the money! From left are: (from left) rear: Gavin Roberts, Balaklava Scouts; Angela Mackay, Mill Court; Shane Faehrman, Balaklava show. Front: Sandra Watson, Balaklava Hospital; Dick May, Balaklava Museum; and Tania Butterfield, president of Community Services. o Advertising Feature

Efforts of volunteers from six local community groups have been rewarded with each receiving $4,000 from Balaklava Racing Club catering. The groups, Balaklava Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Mill Court, Halbury Hall, Balaklava Scouts and Guides, Balaklava Museum and Balaklava Show Society combine each year under the banner Balaklava Community and Racing Club Services (BCRCS) to provide catering services on race days. BCRCS president, Tania Butterfield who represents Balaklava Scouts and Guides, explained the groups worked together throughout the year and profits were disbursed back to the clubs after the Balaklava cup. This year it was $24,000 to be divided. “It is a huge effort as all workers are volunteers and many hours are spent preparing, cooking and serving the food. It has been a very busy, but worthwhile year for each of the groups

and I would like to say a big thankyou to the volunteers who have donated their valuable time working, cooking and setting up.” Tania said while Cup day was a huge effort, the work went on all year round. Angela Mackay from Mill Court echoed Mrs Butterfield’s comments. “We thank the volunteers, they do a fantastic job,” she said. Money raised is a great bonus for the clubs who generally have a small membership and struggle to remain viable. Mrs Butterfield said BCRCS were looking for other non-sporting, not-forprofit groups from the Adelaide Plains to join and benefit from the fundraising. “Three clubs help out with each race and about six volunteers are required from each club,” Mrs Butterfield said. Groups interested in assisting are encouraged to make a submission to PO Box 386, Balaklava 5461.

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Murray Kirkland was keeping a close eye on things in the shearing shed earlier this month, picking out fleeces for the wool competition at this year’s Balaklava show.

Entries for the wool section close today, and will be judged at 9am this Friday. There are 11 categories in the wool section. The 131st annual Balaklava Show is on Saturday.

Probe into wind power potential A renewable energy company is exploring the possibility of wind power along our local coastline. Meridian Energy Australia has applied for approval to build an 80 metre high wind monitoring mast to gather data about wind direction and speed at Lower Light. Angus Holcombe, for Meridian Energy, said there was no existing wind data for the area, but the company believed there was possibly a wind resource there, and installing the monitoring mast was the first step. If approved by District Council of Mallala, the guyed lattice wind monitoring mast will be in place for at least 12 months to gather data.

“Even 12 months of data is only just enough information to start forming an opinion,” Mr Holcombe said. He said the company would also be investigating the availability of land for turbines if the project proceeds, as well as the potential impact on residents and communities. The mast is proposed to be built on Crabb Road, Lower Light, within the coastal zoned area. The development application to build the wind monitoring mast is currently open for public comment. The application can be viewed at District Council of Mallala and submissions must be made by September 30.

Marrabel saddles up for rodeo Prize money in excess of $20,000 will be up for grabs at the 72nd Marrabel Rodeo, on Sunday, October 4. The day promises plenty of action with bull riding, buckjumping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and junior events starting at 8.30am and will continue into the afternoon. Organised by volunteers, proceeds from the rodeo stay in the local community and are distributed to community and sporting clubs. The rodeo is a great family day

out with the atmosphere of a country show. Full bar and catering, sideshows and live entertainment will run until late in the evening. Revellers are encouraged to make use of the free campsite overnight (showers and toilets available), and enjoy a recovery breakfast the next morning (Labour Day public holiday). Admission is $20 adults, $15 concession, 12-17 years $10, family $50, children under 12 free.

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Nyowee’s successful sale Buyers from across the state bid for their pick of 102 rams offered for sale by Nyowee last Wednesday. The poll merino rams sold for an average of $1248. Ian Michael was very pleased with the result. “Our average is up $170 on last year, so it’s very good,” he said.

This year’s top priced ram sold to Francis Andrews, of Kongal Park, Mundulla, South East, for $6200. This was a significant jump from last year’s top priced ram, which sold for $2600. The next highest selling ram was sold for $5200.

RIGHT: Taking the bids are: (from left) Mel Haynes, Leo Redden, of Landmark, Tony Weatherhill, of Elders, Ian Michael, and Chris Klaebe and Andrew Bastian, of Elders. BELOW: The sale attracted a good crowd, with sales averaging a $170 increase on last year.

NYOWEE’S Ian Michael, (left) with purchaser Francis Andrews and Landmark’s Leo Redden.

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From blue skies ... to grey – but no complaints Widespread rain across the district earlier this week has boosted farmers’ hopes of a good harvest. Tarlee farmer, Tony Clarke, was optimistic when he spoke with the Plains Producer last Friday. He grows wheat, durum, beans, canola, peas and oaten hay on his 1000 hectare property and said the crops were looking good. “Rainfall is up considerably, and so far (last Friday) we’ve had 270mm this growing season,” Tony said. “In a really good year we can expect around 350mm. Another 25 to 50mm would be great.” Part of that wish came true, with falls of around 15mm in many areas over Monday and Tuesday. The region was again hit by strong winds and thunder squalls as a sidebar to the rains which benefited farmers. Trees were uprooted in towns, on farms and along roadsides, with emergency services personnel called out to assist. Tony has invested in silo bags in anticipation of a good harvest, as well as spreading urea in recent weeks.

He also hopes the grain bags will minimise down time during harvest. To try to increase the yield of his beans, Tony has put bees into his crop for the first time. And while he is optimistically confident, “you never know until you’ve got it in the bag.” Balaklava based agronomist Matthew Gibbins said farmers would be very happy with Monday and Tuesday’s rainfall, on top of about 10mm which fell last week. “It’s what you call the money rain,” he said. “A lot of grain is just starting to fill so it will fill to nice and plump now.” The moisture will help push carbohydrates into the grain. Other crops are in the final stages of flowering. “The grain prices are a little disappointing at this stage, but this will certainly maintain the yield potential,” Matt said. Some farmers have begun cutting hay and will be hoping for dry weather to prevent the hay from moulding or getting black spot.

FARMER Tony Clarke in a healthy crop near Tarlee.


Barossa move for Ken and Jan

KEN Noll looks pleased to be the centre of attention as he is farewelled by some of his Balco workmates (from left) Megan Shepherd, Fran Henderson, Carolyn Scholz, Emma Lee Lomman and Sameka Colley.

JAN Noll with her Balaklava Post Office colleagues Shane Kuhlmann (left) and Ray Koch.

W e ll - kn o wn Balaklava couple Ken and Jan Noll are making the move to the Barossa Valley after purchasing a courier business. Ken has worked at Balco for the past nine years, while Jan is a friendly face behind the counter of Balaklava Post Office. Both volunteer with Meals on Wheels, as well as being involved with sporting clubs and community activities. The move signals the end of an era, with Jan being the last of the Aldenhoven family in Balaklava. The family moved to the district 46 years ago. Jan grew up in Balaklava and Ken in Elizabeth, and the family moved from Elizabeth to Balaklava in 1983. Since coming back, they have been involved in the netball and football clubs, while Ken is a member of the development board. Jan has been a volunteer with Meals on Wheels for 19 years, as well as playing social bowls. Their children Ben and Emma attended Balaklava primary and high schools before leaving the district. Jan said it was a great community. “Everyone is very supportive,” she said. “We’re going to miss our friends and others within the community in all aspects of our working and social lives.”

ABOVE: Balaklava CFS members Cassie Kirvan and Neil Fisher attend to tree damage in Higham avenue. LEFT: This is one of 12 century-old pine trees which were blown down at Kelvin and Katrina Gameau’s property, north of Owen. The Alma to Tarlee road was closed when several trees fell across it.

Farmers meet for livestock sales help

Landmark Redden auctioneer, Glen Keast demonstrates a Clik gas operated applicator while Hamley Bridge– Stockport farmers Dan Incoll and Tom Redden look on. Thirty farmers gathered in Tarlee on Friday for breakfast and an information session organised by Landmark Redden at Riverton. Livestock auctioneer, Glen Keast said the information session was organised as many farmers were asking

the same questions with respect to changes to paperwork related to the sale of livestock. Representatives from Tru-Test Group, Magnus and Novartis were also on hand to demonstrate and discuss their products.

the finals 2009 Plains Producer, Wednesday September 23, 2009


Football & Netball

Tough and terrific Mallala coach and his team show what is needed to win a grand final


By Kym Jarman

he Mallala Magpies have been crowned 2009 APFL A grade premiers with a 39 point win over Two Wells in the grand final at Long Plains on Saturday. The story of the day surrounded Mallala A grade coach Keith Earl, who came off his hospital bed to inspire his side to premiership glory. After a mishap lighting a fire early in the week, Earl was admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with burns to his arms, hands and face. He spent the remainder of the week there until Saturday morning when he discharged himself and headed straight to Long Plains. Mallala had of course prepared to take on Two Wells in this year’s decider without Earl present, but his decision to appear – sporting a straw hat to protect his partially burnt face – no doubt inspired his side and conveyed a stirring subconscious message as his young men marched on to win the 2009 A grade premiership. Earl’s arms were completely bandaged from elbows down (including fingers) and though barely able to move, point or gesture, he suddenly appeared in the Mallala dugout, directing play with the help of his assistants. It was to be a defining leadership moment. An example to his team battling it out on the arena.

ABOVE: Mallala coach Keith Earl, arms and hands heavily bandaged and face burnt, directs play from the boundary on Saturday. LEFT: Two Wells forward Lee Allmond clashes in the goal square with Mallala’s Jason Earl and Liam Heeley. PICTURES: Terry Williams.

After the match, Earl headed straight back to hospital where he is expected to remain until later this week. In what was an energy-sapping encounter, two of the APFL’s youngest sides went head to head in this year’s decider, with plenty on the line for both camps. Mallala was chasing an historic premiership in what is the club’s centenary year and also seeking

redemption for their 2008 grand final loss whilst Two Wells were playing in their first grand final since 1992 – chasing just their second A grade flag in club history. In the end, Mallala’s superior experience (playing in their third consecutive APFL grand final) was enough to see them hold off a gallant and slightly more youthful Roosters side, winning the match by 39 points.

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But Two Wells had reason to be proud on this greatest day in local football and netball. Two Wells had all four football sides competing in grand finals and enjoyed success earlier in the day with both their reserves and junior colts sides taking home premierships. And the club’s A1 netballers won their third straight premiership! The Roosters reserves easily accounted for Balaklava, thanks to a great running team game, while their junior colts defeated Mallala by a neat 46 points.


In the senior colts, the Roosters were not so successful, being smashed by Balaklava to the tune of 106 points. Balaklava’s senior colts, who were undefeated in the minor round, played dominant football and completed an amazing 92 point turnaround from this year’s second semi final just a fortnight ago. Out of all three competing clubs on grand final day, each went home with at least one premiership to their name! n Continued Page 14


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Mallala out guns, out runs Roosters • From Page 13 In the A grade however it was Mallala who thoroughly deserved their 2009 title after taking out this year’s minor premiership and also putting in a willing and gutsy grand final display – keeping a gallant Roosters side at arms length throughout the entirety of Saturday’s grand final! Although the young Two Wells side had achieved so much and ticked so many boxes in the build up to this year’s “big dance,” Mallala on Saturday went about beating the Roosters at their “own game” – running harder, getting free more often, using their pace and skill whilst playing the team “percentages” to a tee – showing they were perhaps the most fleetfooted and dangerous side in APFL footy. For every bit of pace that Two Wells boast and had shown HWE and Virginia in recent finals


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matches, Mallala knew they had the pace to not only match it with the young Two Wells side but instead set the tone of play. Mallala hit the ball considerably harder than Two Wells for most of the match and all in all showed a little bit more experience on the biggest day of them all which counts for plenty. Despite the feats of coach Earl, Mallala’s claim of the 2009 flag must also be respected for the fact they won this year’s premiership with a grand final day bench that was completely decimated after half time! Centre half back Tim Cawrse copped an in-

nocuous knock in the first quarter and never returned while Daniel Jennings suffered a broken collarbone just minutes into the second half. Brad Griffiths was also seeing stars for most of the day after a heavy knock early. APFL 2009 representative Tim Cawrse unfortunately remains in hospital after spending Saturday night in intensive care with a lacerated liver and bruised kidney. He will go down a premiership hero no doubt after putting his body on the line not just on Saturday but each and every week for Mallala despite copping some heavy knocks earlier in the year which threatened to

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derail his season there and then! Daniel Feeley was another hero of the day – sneaking six of the best from his forward pocket role. Fast becoming one of the slipperiest customers in APFL footy, Feeley continues to get under the guard of opposition defenders. Mallala certainly had plenty of good players on the day. Feeley was the pick of the bunch for his feats up forward while Ryan Montgomerie was ever present at the contests and able to find space when required thanks to his hard running ability. Co-captain and 2009 Plains Producer Medallist Liam Whitwell was awarded B.O.G, while fellow co-captain Jason Earl controlled things down back, setting the tone for their aggression while also playing smart footy. Matthew Birchmore and David Cawrse should be commended for their efforts in this match while James Wildbore, Joe Danis, Brett Start and Jon Clarke all played important roles in a match that meant a lot to their club. Regular high performers Christian Rimmer and Brad Hardie did their bit when they had to

SIX goal super hero Daniel Feeley celebrates the win with Christian Rimmer, with Matthew Birchmore and Jason Earl at rear. – PICTURE: Lisa Redpath. while the young brigade of Angus Bruggemann, Jonno Wildbore and Liam Heeley showed they were no slouches and will play a massive part in this Magpies side for years to come! Two Wells were gallant in defeat, although it must be said their young side really failed to show the same flair and spark they had in the lead up to this year’s big day – although a lot of this can of “cawrse” be attributed to their opposition. The Rooster loss in this year’s grand final was a disappointing end after setting the plains alight throughout the last month of season 2009. However, as two old football sayings go “there has to be a losing side” and once again this result perhaps heightens the no-

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Best: Mallala- D.Feeley, L.Whitwell, R.Montgomerie, J.Danis, M.Birchmore, J.Earl; Two Wells- N.Seccafien, W.Sansbury, J.Hart, S.Humphrys, A.Hardiman, J.Antony  Goals: Mallala- D.Feeley 6, B.Hardie, L.Heeley, B.Montgomery, B.Starter, L.Whitwell, B.Griffiths, M.Birchmore, P.Blacket, A.Bruggemann; Two Wells- L.Allmond 2, S.Wise 2, J.Antony, A.Hand, J.Hart, W.Sansbury, T.Uern

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Best: Two Wells B.Hart, T.Taylor, L.Franklin, R.Coleman, S.Uern, D.Applebee; Balaklava- J.Walker, A.Williams, G.Willmer, M.Brougham, N.Yates, M.Bond  Goals: Two Wells- S.Uern 5, M.Abdilla 3, S.Larrett 3, B.Warneke 2, O.Allmond 2, T.Taylor, J.Becker; Balaklava- M.Angel 2, K.Zerk, N.Yates, G.Palmer, G.Willmer, J.Walker

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Best: Min/Man- R.Dixon, T.Webb, B.Allen, N.Bentley, R.Hall, C.Lane; BSR Tigers- N.Adams, N.Burford, J.Longbottom, A.Moller, F.Nicholls, B.Jones  Goals: Min/Man- R.Dixon 4, K.Allen 2, J.Nicholls, C.Hill, L.Milburn; BSR Tigers- A.Moller 2, B.Weckert 2, A.Mellow, D.Jones

(121) (15)

Best: Balaklava- L.Michael, R.McDonald, L.Guy, C.Ruiz, S.Rowland, R.McPharlin; Two Wells- B.Harvey, J.Fiddock, D.Jones, T.Markou, B.Slattery, J.Shepard  Goals: Balaklava- L.Guy 4, C.Ruiz 4, T.Shepherd 2, J.Jenner 2, J.McPharlin 2, R.McPharlin 2, L.Michael, R.Bernhardt, D.Butterfield; Two Wells- D.Jones, L.Tassell

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of them on the day as did the fact on this occasion they were doing the “chasing” rather than “being chased“ like in previous weeks. Two Wells better players on the day included Ned Seccafien and Willy Sansbury, who has had a great finals series continued his good form to be a shining light for the Roosters. Jacob Hart, who started the match on interchange led the way with a tackle count well into double figures. Captain Scott Humphrys was again good at centre half back while Andrew Hardiman ran from defence all day. Justin Antony completed a month of great performances. Two Wells will no doubt bounce back next season.

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tion that up and coming sides often “have to lose one to win one”. Key Two Wells playmaker and 2009 Plains Producer medal runnerup Lee Allmond, seemed to be carrying a niggling leg injury. He stayed up forward for the entire second half and this wouldn’t have helped their cause either! Allmond usually covers much ground, taking many marks and setting up play from defence before floating forward and becoming a dangerous target. They certainly missed his influence. Nevertheless, to their credit the Roosters never gave up and played four quarters of competitive, high-energy footy. No doubt the lack of experience and hard bodies probably got the better

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Junior Colts 5.1 1.1

8.1 1.4

12.2 3.4

15.2 4.6

(92) (30)

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Plains Producer, Wednesday September 23, 2009



Pride and pace! The 2009 APFL A grade grand final started in almost perfect conditions on the picturesque Long Plains oval. Once Balaklava’s Kate McDonald had sung the national anthem and the siren sounded to start the match, players from both sides were ‘champing at the bit’. It was the in-form Two Wells who got the first goal of the grand final at the four minute mark thanks to Two Wells defender Andrew Hardiman who ran through the lines from half back, delivering forward for Justin Antony’s quick hands - releasing Scott Wise whose dribble finished from 15m out. Minutes later Antony pulled down a great grab 50 metres out and the crowd was certainly up and about early on. Antony’s kick fell short though and after much congestion at the northern end of the ground in a two-three minute period, it was Mallala who finally freed the ball and ran the centre wing with quick possessions to find forward Daniel Feeley who dropped back behind his opponent to mark uncontested in the goal square. Mallala had their first on the board and had done it with style and composure! Moments later the ball pierced Mallala’s forward 50 again and this time full forward Brian Montgomery popped his finger out of joint. He tried to continue on but when the ball went through his hands again seconds later - causing obvious pain, he left the field. Mallala penetrated their 50 on many occasions in this period but the Two Wells defence was holding up well under pressure. Things got worse for Mallala moments later when Mallala team mates Jason Earl and Tim Cawrse along with Rooster Willy Sansbury

Hard at the ball, Mallala too strong for Two Wells A GRADE MALLALA 16.7 (103) d Two Wells 9.10 (64)


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innocuously collided. Cawrse came off “third best” after the collision, leaving the field to not only take no further part in the match but also to spend the night and next few days in hospital. Meanwhile Sansbury, who escaped the collision, made Mallala pay moments later kicking his side’s second goal. With plenty of energy being spent by both sides in what was a tight and tough first term, the ball spent much time travelling between half forward lines until the shackles were eventually broken by Mallala with Brad Hardie’s late goal grabbing a two point lead for the Magpies at quarter time. Quarter time: Mallala 2.3 to Two Wells 2.1 In the second term after some inspirational words from injured coach Keith Earl at quarter time, it was Mallala who goaled almost instantly. Brian Montgomery was back on the field and when he added the Pies’ second minutes later Mallala

were looking the goods - hitting the ball and the man quite hard, showing their intent. Rooster Willy Sansbury decided to lift ‘the Wells’ as he got Magpie on-baller Christian Rimmer ‘holding the ball’ in the middle of the ground. However the good work was undone soon after when the Roosters kick inside 50 was marked by Mallala co-captain Jason Earl. Earl delivered with 45m precision out wide to runner Ryan Montgomerie who then with another blinding kick hit centre half forward. Daniel Feeley got on the end of it and kicked his second. Although Mallala seemed to be doing the scoring Two Wells were still giving a good account of themselves and making their presence felt through the middle of the ground. For the second time in the quarter the Roosters’ pressure caused turnovers. This time Tallan Leighton got Mallala’s Jonno Wildbore ‘holding the ball’– but yet again the

Mallala’s Jason Earl kicks clear ahead of Two Wells players Willy Sansbury and Aaron Hand. Magpie Joe Danis looks on.

Roosters couldn’t seem to get their characteristic passages of play going like they had done in their previous two finals matches – Mallala’s defence now smothering all of their forward entries. When the ball made its way to Mallala’s end it was Brad Griffiths who decided to get amongst the action. Griffiths was awarded a free kick 40 out on the boundary and made no mistake – putting the Magpies four goals up at the 12 minute mark. Two Wells then finally constructed a more familiar passage of play from defence with speedster Kahn Leighton finding the equally fleet footed Ryan Hooper who found Lee Allmond for a Roosters goal. When Mallala cocaptain Jason Earl’s uncharacteristic hiccup “switching the play” soon after was chopped off by Aaron “Wally” Hand the Roosters soon had two in a row. Hand’s mark running back with the flight was unbelievable, he then found a loose Travis Uern who played on and kicked truly! The Roosters were suddenly ‘back in the hunt’ after looking like they were on the canvas. These two goals showed what Two Wells were capable of, being able to score quickly if they got their tails up! This year’s minor premier Mallala did answer again however with a goal off deck moments later. Two Wells were working overtime for their scores while it seemed as if Mallala were ‘dialling goals’ like ordering pizzas when they needed them. Again the Magpies again ran the ball down the wing from defence for Griffiths to kick his second goal. The Mallala crowd were now becoming influential making a lot of noise at Mallala’s scoring end. Unlike the last two weekends the Roosters were being well outnumbered by Mallala at the contests and needed to do something soon as failure to get some momentum going would surely mean they would hit the half time break with little confidence – and confidence is something their promising 2009 finals campaign thus far had been built on!

MAGPIE James Wildbore snares the ball to look for options upfield as Tim Cawrse shepherds Rooster Travis Uern. – PICTURES: Lisa Redpath. Two Wells responded and their final five minutes of the quarter showed encouraging signs as they began to look much more desperate and willing. Their hard work was rewarded with a late goal through Travis Uern - this suggested the second half would be well worth viewing! Half time: Mallala 8.3 to Two Wells 5.9 Although Two Wells would have been buoyed by a promising finish to the second term, unfortunately after the long break in the “premiership” quarter things were about to turn sour with Mallala coming out and kicking three goals unanswered. Daniel Feeley kicked his third goal before defender Liam Heeley then got forward to add another – lifting his team mates. When fellow youngster Angus Bruggemann kicked truly yet again, Mallala were looking ominous and starting to run away with the match! Such was the pace of the first half, the third term took a somewhat dour struggle look as players battled hard but were unable to win clear possession. Just as they did in the second term, the Roosters fought on despite the scoreboard pressure mounting. Tallan Leighton, Ned Seccafien , Willy Sansbury and Jacob Hart were ever-present as Leighton again got the ball forward for Lee Allmond finally answer for the Roosters. Allmond was now

playing as a permanent forward which suggested his earlier visit to the bench may have been more than a “rotational move”. Sadly for Two Wells his goal would be their only goal of the third term. Magpie Brett Start goaled and then Feeley took another clever grab – reading the ball very well before adding his fourth major. Suddenly on the stroke of three quarter time Mallala had one hand firmly on the shield. Three quarter time: Mallala 13.6 to Two Wells 6.9 The game was slipping out of Two Wells’ reach. With just one scoring shot registered for the entire third term the Roosters certainly had their work cut out if they were to have any further influence in the grand final. Coach Stephen Fitzgerald rolled the dice and threw key defender Stephen Lange into the ruck at the changeover. Although he wasn’t dominant his presence was well received as Two Wells lifted and grabbed the first two centre clearances of the last term through Ned Seccafien. They also grabbed the first two goals! The first through livewire forward Justin Antony, who marked and kicked straight. The second from Aaron “Wally” Hand who received a free kick after getting to the loose ball first and “copping one high”. Although still five goals down these two ‘quick ones’ sparked some interest from the

crowd as another Roosters goal would mean they were still a strange chance – especially given the way in which they had run out their previous two finals matches. From the centre it was the Roosters who again gained the clearance with the ball going out to their forward flank. Although despite Two Wells having numbers in the area their quest was about to take a massive hit! Amongst the congestion a chain of Rooster handballs came unstuck as they fumbled the ball. With the ball ‘spinning on the spot’ three Rooster players were suddenly unsure of who should pick the ball up – before Mallala swooped, knocking the ball loose to their “spare men” goal side of the contest who then went ‘bang’ ‘bang’ with quick possessions to find Feeley who kicked his fifth goal. This broke the momentum – and Two Wells back! This was again an example of how easily Mallala scored on the rebound. They had done it most of the day seeming to score relatively easily compared to the Roosters who worked hard for their goals. When the “midas touch man” Feeley bobbed up for his sixth goal late in the quarter we knew the 2009 APFL premiership cup would definitely be heading down the dirt road from Long Plains rather than down the highway! Final score Mallala 16.7 to Two Wells 9.10


Plains Producer, Wednesday September 23, 2009


Roosters are crowing! Two Wells claims flag with 70 point win reserves Two Wells 17.19 (121) d Balaklava 7.9 (51)

By Kym Jarman


wo WellS won this year’s Reserves premiership with a big 70-point win over the Balaklava Peckers. Reversing their grand final defeat of last season to the Bombers, the Two Wells reserves side ran hard from the outset, and took the sword to a Balaklava side that tried hard but simply didn’t have the pace and run to match it with the very fit and enthusiastic Roosters over four quarters. Young gun Rooster Tommy Taylor was the first to get his hands on it setting up his side’s first forward entry, which resulted in the opening goal to Shannon Uern. Although as expected many ball-ups ensued as both teams had nervous energy to exert, Two Wells were certainly employing a “no fuss” approach banging the ball on the boot. Their tactics paid off with Steven Larret booting their second off the deck in the goal square after a series of contests. Balaklava soon wisened up to Two Wells approach and Justin Walker’s marking ability in the Roosters defensive 50 began to halt the energetic side. Balaklava then started winning plenty of possession at the packs. Oren Hearnden and Mick Brougham were making Balaklava look dangerous, although the Roosters as a team were applying much pressure to the Peckers ball carriers meaning many

TWO WELLS Reserves celebrate their 70-point victory over Balaklava at Long Plains on Saturday. Pictures: Terry Williams and Lisa Redpath passages of play came unstuck. Shaun Nicholas and Peter Seccafien were busy for Two Wells also. Balaklava eventually broke through with Grant Willmer snapping a great goal before Kayden Zerk then got in on the action to reward the Peckers good work - and level the scores. Two Wells were not to be outdone however as forward/on-baller Michael Abdilla crumbed a contest beautifully for the Roosters to answer back. Pecker Nathan Yates then gained a

Michael Brougham takes a mark for the Peckers ahead of Rooster Michael Abdilla. INSET: Pecker Gib Palmer goes after a stray ball.

clear centre clearance which resulted in a point despite what was a great build up. At quarter time just seven points separated the sides although the match was shaping as expected with a young enthusiastic side playing a much different style to the older more experienced outfit. Both sides were looking ok! Quarter time: Two Wells 3.2 to Balaklava 2.1. It was Balaklava who opened the scoring in the second thanks to a Yates snap from deep in the pocket. Balaklava had another chance moments later when they received a free for downfield – they could not score however. At the other end Steven Larrett received a free kick and advantage was paid with Shannon Uern opening his account for the Roosters Balaklava answered back through Jared Cmrlec and the match was becoming an exciting and see-sawing affair. Two Wells then almost out of nowhere grabbed the ascendancy. Bryce Hart, Abdilla and Ross Coleman were all suddenly on fire and the match took an emotional twist when Owen Allmond’s classy side-stepping display netted him a major while lifting the roof off the stadium. Two Wells foot skills were amazing in this period. Abdilla mirrored Allmond’s efforts just a minute later and kicked another beauty - evading three “would be” tacklers, and once Jason Becker had chimed in on the act late in the term the minor premiers were suddenly out to a four goal lead at the main break. Half time scores: Two Wells 7.5 to Balaklava 3.5. After half time, with Balaklava needing an obvious lift in intensity the match went up yet another gear. It certainly wasn’t resembling a mid-May APFL reserves clash that is for sure. Two Wells got the first of the second half and again it was off the back of superb play from young guns Bryce Hart and Tom Taylor. They had cut opposition sides apart all year and now they were doing on the big stage. It took a Pecker youngster to break

RIGHT: Captain Darren Applebee and vice captain Cameron Lamont hold up the shield.

the momentum as Brad Michael put his body on the line to win a hard ball before handing to Yates who found Leigh Wright and in turn Matt Angel who took a leading chest mark at full pace. He made no mistake with the kick and Balaklava were still in the hunt! Shannon Uern then found himself loose and on the end of a kick at the Roosters half forward line, he took a dash and two bounces before finishing from out wide. Peckers playing coach Gib Palmer then received a free kick and kicked an important goal for his side. The match was still see-sawing with Balaklava looking the goods at times. Pecker midfielders Aaron Williams, Grant Willmer and defenders Mick Brougham and Pete Georg were all playing their guts out but the sheer numbers Two Wells had at the contests was smothering the Peckers ability to move the ball cleanly. A bit of feeling crept into the game just before three quarter time and a ‘square up’ and two 50 metre penalties cost Balaklava dearly with Steven Larrett kicking his second goal. Three quarter time scores: Two Wells 10.12 to Balaklava 5.6. The last term started and although Balaklava were within striking distance, after the break and with the extended reserves quarters in finals matches it was soon imminent that Two Wells were going to have a lot more legs to run out the contest. Owen Allmond took a great mark but Brian Warneke missed a sitter in front of goal. He missed again moments later but by the time he had a third shot a few minutes later Two Wells enjoyed

almost all the possession with Bryce Hart setting the place alight. When Hart’s kick set up Warneke for a “third time” lucky shot at goal the match was all but slipping away from Balaklava – and Two Wells knew it with Warneke’s post-goal celebration being almost jocular. The ball spent much time in the Peckers’ half soon after but Shaun Nicholas was important down back and Devon Hardiman too was stellar in doing a great job on Balaklava’s Leigh Wright. For all Balaklava’s good work they were unable to add a goal in this period. Two quick goals to Larrett at the other end just about sealed Balaklava’s fate with the margin now escalating out of control - although the Peckers did reply soon after through Justin Walker. When Abdilla set up another goal to Warneke who snapped from deep the winner was known but “by how much?” was the question. A great midfield run-down by Peter Seccafien typified Two Wells desperation on the day and late goals to Roosters Uern (his third and fourth) and Cavallaro saw the Roosters finish off their last match in what was a dominant season. Balaklava’s late passage of play with Aaron Williams passing to Hearnden who found Angel for goal was perhaps a sign of the future at Peckerland. All in all a brilliant team display from Two Wells redeemed their loss from the year prior and had their captain Darren Applebee and his coach smiling on the premiership dais. Final score: Two Wells 17.19 (121) 7.9 Balaklava (51).

Plains Producer, Wednesday September 23, 2009



BALAKLAVA Senior Colts with their Premiership pennant and shield.

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he Balaklava Peckers proved to be too strong on Saturday, thrashing the Two Wells Roosters by 106 points in a one sided grand final with a good team game by the Peckers. Strong from the start, the Roosters lost some key players in the first half, only to fail in attempts to get into a good rhythm thereafter and go down 19.7 to 2.3 to the switched on Peckers. Balaklava’s ruck and midfield was strong, with Brayden Koch getting a good start for the Peckers Two Wells didn’t succeed in sticking with their players, and the the Peckers attacked for the majority of the first quarter. Jack Jenner got the ball rolling for Balaklava, with a set shot and goal in the first few minutes. Luke Tassel pressured the ball in the Roosters defence, but shortly after Tim Sheppard got the Pecker’s second goal from a free kick. Theodore Marcou and Luke Tryfopoulos tackled hard for the Roosters and Danny Cousin ran the wings and midfield with speed and determination. Riley McDonald took some solid marks in the wing areas, and a goal from Lachlan Michael late in the term saw the Peckers get a steady lead going into the break, 3.0–0.2. Chad Ruiz got heaps

VICTORY chant for the Balaklava Senior Colts (from left) Ben Michael, coach Rob Michael, Luke Williams, Zac Guy and Daniel Butterfield.

senior colts Balaklava 19.7 (121) d Two Wells 2.3 (15)

By Bronte Hewett of clearances from the centre for the Peckers, while Rooster Jordan Sheppard chased well. The ball again dominated the Peckers goal third, with Two Wells unable to gain the attacking foot. A great mark in Roosters’ defence prompted a break for the Roosters, with Tim Hines and Luke Tassel using each other well. It was short lived, and the Roosters were soon back on the defensive and struggling to keep up with their opposition. The Peckers were controlled and disposed very well. Their kicks were often uncontested and on-target. Luke Tassel brought a bit of tempo into the Roosters’ game, but they couldn’t come up with any goals. Disposals were slack and the Roosters weren’t kicking to their teammates. Ryan Bernhardt took advantage of an open goal square to kick the Peckers sixth goal, while down the other end Luke

LEFT: Balaklava’s Jack Jenner and Rooster Ben Slattery contest a mark. FAR LEFT: Two Wells vice captain James Fiddock breaks clear in defence.

Williams saved a goal by intercepting a pass in the Roosters goal square. But Dylan Jones took a strong take inside the 50m and got the Roosters on the board with their first goal. Danny Cousin was taken off with a knee injury, creating a gap in the Roosters’ midfield dynamics. The Peckers were well and truly winning through the midfield,

and finishing off in the forward line, taking the half time score to 7.1–1.2 James Fiddock stepped up in the full back, making some tough contests for the Pecker forwards. But Two Wells was looking defeated after goals from Jason and Ryan McPharlin. The normally teamorientated Roosters couldn’t bring it together

and weren’t manning up tightly enough, with the Peckers getting easy goals in the third term. Key Rooster Aaron Clark was sent off and didn’t return to the field for the remainder of play. The Peckers had good accountability in the centre, picking up all the loose balls. Brayden Koch smothered a Rooster kick

with nothing seeming to go the Roosters’ way. Luke Guy saw a lot of the ball, and was creative in the midfield and forward line for the Peckers. Luke won the best player award. The Peckers continued winning in the midfield contests and kicked straight into the forward lines, finishing off with set shot goals. The three-quarter time score was 12.5–1.2, after another quick goal from Chad Ruiz. The Peckers were constantly on the attack, with goals in the last term all too easy The Roosters looked all but defeated before the siren, but Ryan Devlin and Ben Harvey put in a strong effort until the end. The Roosters struggled to mark up forward,

until Luke Tassel got another one on the board from a set shot. James Fiddock had a good game in the backline, and Dylan Jones was consistent. Luke Guy got another two goals and had a ripper of a game, finishing with four goals. The Peckers shared the ball around well, showing a good team attitude. Lachlan Michael, Riley McDonald, Sam Rowland and Ryan McPharlin were among the best for the Peckers, while Luke Guy took out the best on ground. Chad Ruiz and Luke Guy each got four goals, with the rest of the goals shared with seven Peckers. Ben Harvey and James Fiddock were top performers for Two Wells. Final scores 19.7 (121) – 2.3 (15).

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Adelaide Plains Football League A Grade Premiers

ef Two Wells 9.10 (64)


Plains Producer, Wednesday September 23, 2009

junior colts v 2009 GRAND FINAL

All the way winners

TWO WELLS Junior Colts proudly display their pennant and premiership shield. INSET: Two Wells vice captain, Ricky Catanzariti (left) and captain, Dylan Wise all smiles after the game.


wo Wells finished off their junior colts season undefeated, with a convincing win over the Mallala Magpies, who put in a gutsy and courageous effort against the experienced and quite bigger Roosters. After a four-goal effort in the first half, the Roosters led the whole game, with the Magpies unable to score until the final term. The Roosters pushed out in the second half to win 9.8 (62) to 2.4 (16). The first quarter went the Roosters way, but there wasn’t much in it, with the Magpies hanging in there with a strong defence line and ruck. Dylan Kearns led the Magpies backline, and kept the Roosters to one goal in the first term, which was a quick snap from Ricky Catanzariti just before the quarter time siren The Magpies didn’t get a lot of opportunity in the goal square, but put through a point to get on the board. It was 1.3 to 0.1 at the break. The second quarter started off with a quick clearance from the Roosters, and a good sequence of play from William Hart, Ricky Catanzariti and Lachlan Goss, with Lachlan sealing it off with the Roosters’second goal. The Magpies bounced back with a soccer from Jarred Dunstan to Kobe Berry, who lined up for a

Premiership prize for undefeated Roosters junior colts Two Wells 9.8 (62) d Mallala 2.4 (16)

By Bronte Hewett goal, but was intercepted by the Roosters defence who positioned themselves well. The Magpies fumbled a bit, with the ball slipping through their grasp. Jake Birchmore got a break away for the Magpies, with his quick movement in the wings, but the Pies couldn’t give him any options and he was chased down and tackled. Dylan Wise got his hands to the ball, and the Roosters’ third goal came from a long kick by the star inside the 50m mark. The Magpies made sure any more goals weren’t to come easily for the Roosters, with absolute bravery from some much smaller Magpies including Josh Watson, Adam Coe and Lachlan O’Leary. Devaughan Bromley got the Roosters’ fourth

goal, after the Magpies held them out for a while. It was 4.4 to 0.2 at the half time break. Another goal came quickly to the Roosters at the start of the third term, with Lachlan Goss snapping one in the first minute. Adam Coe had a shot shortly after, but just fell short. Ryan Konzag put in a good effort in the Magpie defence, up against Lachlan Goss, who was firing on all cylinders. With Dylan Kearns now moved into the forward lines, the Roosters’ defence needed to up the pressure. Dylan Wise was the dictator of the mid-field, showing leadership and control for his Rooster teammates. Zak Hallion ran the field well for the Magpies, while Nick Goudie was good under pressure and Jamie Good

ducked and wove around his Rooster opponents. Little Lachlan O’Leary and Josh Watson continued to play with guts, going in for the hard ball despite the size differences. The Roosters got another two goals on the board, taking their lead to 6.6 to 0.3 at the last break. Adam Coe kicked the Magpies’ first goal in the opening minutes, with a good snap shot, and support from Grayden Richter. Shannon Slattery had his work cut out, up against another good ruck, with Magpie Reece Svetec putting up a good contest. Garth Placket and Kyle Hummell always put in a hard chase, with Mallala struggling to get a good break in the offence until the final quarter. Reece Svetec just missed another goal for the Magpies, with a touch from the Roosters on the line. Rooster Devaughan Bromley lost his shoe for a while, but still managed to kick to Bradley Calvett without it, who went on to score a nicely kicked goal. Jake Birchmore was quick to deliver to Dylan Kearns, who got a break in

A B O V E : M a l l a l a ’s K y l e Hummell swoops on the ball ahead of Aaron Hart. Rooster Blake Catanzariti moves in, with Magpie Ben O’Leary. the goal third, and under the pressure kicked the Magpies second goal for the day. Lachlan Goss finished with four goals, as the Roosters put in a combined team effort to win a well-deserved premiership flag. Dylan Wise played another blinder to take home the best on ground medal, with the final score 9.8 (62) to 2.4 (16).

ABOVE: Ben O’Leary is in the action again, trying to stop Cody Farrelly, of Two Wells. LEFT: Mallala’s Jake Birchmore, under pressure from Rooster Shannon Slattery.

Plains Producer, Wednesday September 23, 2009

sport v 2009 GRAND FINAL


Stars of the day THE MEDALLISTS

A GRADE: Liam Whitwell, Mallala.

RESERVES Bryce Hart, Two Wells.

SENIOR COLTS Luke Guy, Balaklava.

THESE young Balaklava supporters got behind their team, from left: Toby Michael, Jacob Butterfield, Tom Lane, Johnny O’Mahoney and front, Emma Lane.

ABOVE: Phil Tynan and Mark Lane hard at work cooking on the barbeque. RIGHT: Mallala supporters Carla Jarmyn and Stacey Wilson venture out onto the oval at three quarter time. LEFT: A grade goal umpires Brenton Read (left) and Greg Lowe (right) with umpires, from left: Addyson Harvey, Nathan Clarke, Brendan Prouse, Brenton Jenner, Brett Watts and Matt Cooke.

THE Mallala and Two Wells A grade sides line up for the national anthem before the big game.

junior colts Dylan Wise, Two Wells.


Plains Producer, Wednesday September 23, 2009


North Eastern Netball Association grand final:

Blyth/Snowtown’s first premiership

NENA A1 Premiers, Blyth Snowtown Cats, back from left: Ashlee Johnson, Amy Nicholson, coach Maggie Nicholson, Annie Johnson, front: Kristy Johnson, Hayley Zweck (best on court), captain Bernie Keech and Simone Bigg. In ideal conditions at Riverton, the Blyth/ Snowtown Cats A1 netball team won their first premiership in the North Eastern Netball Association since the club’s formation in 1995. The Cats A1 players played confident netball and never gave an inch, defeating reigning premiers South Clare 60 to 33 on Saturday. Cats goal defender Hayley Zweck was named best on court by the umpires. The Blyth Netball Club won the last A1 netball premiership in 1992, and there was plenty of reminiscing around the A1 shield.

Earlier in the day, the Cats 15 and under girls went down in their grand final against Min/Man by eight goals, with Cats goal defender Maddie Zweck being awarded the best on court. At the NENA presentation dinner, held at Burra, Blyth Snowtown’s Tracey Andriske was awarded B2 best and fairest, Nicole Darling won the A2 Best and fairest, coach of the year was awarded to Maggie Nicholson and A1 players Annie Johnson, Hayley Zweck, Simone Bigg and Maggie Nicholson were named in the 2009 NENA team of the year.

NENA Netball

Hier and scores were level at quarter time. Min/Man started the second quarter well with strong bodies controlling the ball. Jodie and Angela for the Eagles opened the third quarter well, putting pressure on their opposition. RSMU again rallied but were unable to match Min/Man. All players picked up the pace in the last quarter with desperation for the ball. RSMU put some quick goals on the board but Min/Man prevailed and came away with a hard fought win. Best on court: Norma Cowan from Min/Man. C2: North Clare 42 def Min/Man 40. An even start with both teams playing cautiously and valuing their possessions. Neither team gave an inch, with the scores nine all at quarter time. Some great defensive pressure by North in the second quarter all the way down the court with Ash Corfield causing many turnovers. Charlotte Graham drove the ball strongly into attack and Rhiley Huppatz and Bianca Driver finished off their teams hard work. North held a four goal lead at half time. Min/Man made changes at the half time break and this left them a little unsettled early in the third quarter. North were able to make the most of this and through their fresh legs in the centre court added two goals to their lead when the third quarter finished. Min/Man fought back hard in the last quarter with scores level half way through. North regained their composure and brought home a win by two in the dying minutes. Best on court: Bianca Driver form North Clare. U15: Min/Man 36 def Blyth/snowtown 28 Both teams started strongly with good pressure play up and down the court. Good shooting by the Min/Man goalies. Min/Man were able to create loose balls through strong pressure and they scored from these opportunities. Maddy Zweck and Rachel Carling did their best for Blyth/Snowtown creating opportunities through interceptions but Min/Man were too strong on the day running out eight goal winners. A strong game played with good sportsmanship with some really good future netballers on display. Best on court: Maddie Zweck from Blyth/Snowtown. J1: RSMU 37 def South Clare 24. A very even first quarter from both sides. The girls got into their rhythm, great defensive pressure by both sides. There were many turnovers and RSMU took a slender two goal lead into the first break. RSMU valued their hard work in the first quarter and were able through Lucy Connell (GS) and Kristen Allchurch (GA) to build on to their lead. The South goalies continued to fire up the shots and some great long shots but strong rebounding by Kate Branson kept the ball moving forward for RSMU. The second half saw RSMU continue to apply pressure, making it hard for their opposition to make inroads into their lead. A fabulous team game by the junior Hawks! Best on court: Kristen Allchurch from RSMU. J2: BSR 31 def RSMU 28. RSMU came out hard and strong in the first quarter with Maddison Dunn dominating the goal third. BSR GD Meg A Weckert settled helping BSR to win the second quarter by two goals. The height domination of RSMU saw them six goals up at three quarter time with Brooke Michalanney reading the play well in defence. BSR made another change in the last quarter with Jessie Mitchell and Ellie Weckert shooting brilliantly. Jessica Ashby and Millie Heinjus intercepting brought the game to a tie breaker. Meg H Weckert and Angela Willis applied pressure to RSMU goalies while Kate Ashby remained calm and focused during extra time. Well done by all girls and what a great introduction to finals netball. Best on court: Jessica Ashby from BSR.

Grand Final reports

A1: Blyth/Snowtown 60 def South Clare 33 Blyth/Snow started strongly scoring three goals before South could get a score on the board. Tight defence by Hayley Zweck, Ashlee Johnson and Annelise Johnson for the Cats saw South’s shooters Katie Liebelt and Tammy Redding under the pump early. South settled with some great long bombs and fought back, applying pressure to their opposition in the second quarter. Huge pressure and dynamic movement from the Blyth/Snow attack line resulted in the Cats pulling away in the second half. Amy and Maggie Nicholson shot well and remained focussed, securing a comfortable 60 to 33 win. Best on court: Hayley Zweck from Blyth/Snowtown. A2: Min/Man def RSMU. A strong first quarter by RSMU and accurate shooting by Zoe Hier saw RSMU hold a five goal lead at the first break. Min/Man made positional changes for the second quarter and came out the stronger team. Min/Man defence of Annie Nicholls and Julie Anne Wheedon applied pressure, turning over plenty of balls. The third quarter was a battle to see which team could make the crucial break and Min/Man were able to get on top and lead by two goals at the final break. The last quarter went goal for goal, Min/Man running out winners by three. Best on court: Cath Greenslade from RSMU. B1: RSMU 50 def South Clare 36. South Clare had a good start to the first quarter but RSMU managed to stay with them. Accurate shooting by Tamara and Kayla saw South ahead by three at the break. In the second quarter RSMU were able to capitalise on a few loose passes and turnovers, and scores were level at half time. RSMU came out determined in the third quarter. Fantastic defence by Ellen Clallery, Mandy Clark and Hannah Connell gave their goalies a good look at the ball and took a massive 10 goal lead into the last quarter. RSMU continued their attack on the ball and had some great passages of play. South kept trying but were unable to stop the Hawks girls. Best on court: Hannah Connell from RSMU. B2: Min/Man 44 def RSMU 41 A strong start by both teams with fast flowing passages of play. Min/Man scored on their first centre pass and settled quickly. RSMU equally settled and both goal circles were accurate making the most of their opportunities. Min/Man took a two goal lead into the first break. In the second quarter the RSMU defenders Jaz Klavins and Georgia Callery were able to get on top of their opposition and gave their attacks some great opportunities. Min/Man’s WA Jenny Parish did her best to keep her girls in the game. RSMU opened up a three goal lead at half time. Kristy Schutz for Min/Man was gutsy and never gave up, willing her team to stay in the game. RSMU had the best of the third quarter and opened up the biggest margin of the game, seven goals. Min/Man came out in the last quarter determined that this was going to be their day. They worked hard to create turnovers and their goalies never let them down. They chipped away at the lead and had a massive 10 goal turnaround to run out three goal winners. Best on court: Kristy Schutz from Min/Man. C1: Min/Man 41 def RSMU 36. Min/Man settled first to take an early lead. RSMU fought back through strong defensive work by Tamika

APNA grand final action

ABOVE: Hummocks’ Tammy Nicholls and Two Wells’ Jamie-Lee Fitzgerald both get a firm grip on the ball during the A1 game as Two Wells’ Amy Roberts and Hummocks’ Sophie Reid are ready for a possible loose ball. RIGHT INSET: Long Plains B grade netballer Jazz Carter in action. BELOW: Melissa Smyth, Two Wells is ready to catch a pass ahead of Long Plains opponent Shelley Tynan during the B grade game.

C2: BALAKLAVA centre Gemma Freebairn defends as Hummocks centre Merridy Nicholls looks to pass down the court.

Plains Producer, Wednesday September 23, 2009

sport v 2009 GRAND FINAL


Two Wells girls make it three in a row

ALEXA Jones, Hummocks A1 looks back for leads as Stacey Gameau, Two Wells defends.

Two Wells A1 team secured their third consecutive premiership after pulling out all stops to defeat Hummocks for the first time this season. The red and white girls held the advantage after the first quarter, and while Hummocks pegged back Two Wells’ early seven goal lead, the southern team came home with a three goal win. For Hummocks, Sarah Young provided good drive through the centre court, while Two Wells goal attack Cassie Lange positioned well in goals to help her team to a seven goal lead at quarter time, 13 to six. The Hummocks girls were able to draw two goals closer after the first break in a fast-paced game. Jamie Lee Fitzgerald, who normally plays goal attack, performed well in goal defence, applying plenty of pressure to her opponent Bonnie Nicholls.

A1 netball report “She did the job well,” said Two Wells coach Penny Nicholas. At half time, Two Wells held their lead, 21 to 16. Coming in the second half, a determined Hummocks team drew to even with Two Wells mid way through the third quarter, and were just one goal down heading into the final quarter. In a goal-for-goal fight, Hummocks centre Sarah Young again worked well through the centre court, with strong passing and intercepts. Two Wells goalie Cassie Lange continued to shoot accurately, bringing her team to a three goal win, 42 to 39. Hummocks’Beth Germein was best on court. “We didn’t quite pull it off, al-

though we played a good clean game of netball and we have all season,” said Hummocks coach Cheryl Appleby. “We let ourselves down in the first quarter by letting Two Wells have an early jump, but we did well to catch up in the second half of the game.” Two Wells coach Penny Nicholas said her team was “stoked” with the win. “We knew we could do it, we just had to stay focused,” she said. “Our determination kept heightening, and it seemed Hummocks underestimated us as we had not won against them this season.” A surprise announcement by wing attack Bec O’Brien at the end of the game made for double the celebrations. “Bec is three months pregnant and her efforts have been amazing,” Penny said.

Hummocks take 14 goal win in tight tussle A2: Balaklava v Hummocks

It was a tough battle. The young Balaklava side fought hard until the end but Hummocks’ hunger for the ball, accurate shooting, experience and physical strength provided a win. Hummocks made a solid start with some fantastic turn overs creating a lead. Merridy Manuel provided good voice for the young Balak side. Louise Read GD and Alexandra Wilson GK provided tight pressure for Balaklava in defence. Bridget Guthberg made the most of Hummocks turnovers, shooting three goals in a row. Hummocks pressure down the court had them ahead by two goals at the first break. Bal 9, Hum 11 Balaklava’s Jane Harding shot the first goal with quick feeding from the centre court. Balaklava stepped up the court pressure with two turnovers. Hummocks fought back with good hands from Sophie Reid and strong movements from Hummocks mid-court. Some unforced errors from Balaklava allowed Hummocks to regain their two goal lead. Jane Harding shot well and Louise Read took some great intercepts to keep Balaklava in the game. Bal 19, Hum 21. Balaklava started well, scoring the first goal. Hummocks had a change of line-up with Caitlin Mackay coming into goals and scoring the first two. Some great pressure from

both sides had the ball going back and forth. Hummocks GA Bridget Guthberg continued her accurate shooting and positioned well. Balak C Lauren Michael and WATess Wiseman worked well creating good drives and passing well. Emily Noack opened the space up for Hummocks, feeding successfully into the circle. Hummocks achieved an eight-goal lead. Bal 28, Hum 36. Fourth quarter was a more physical tussle between the two teams. Balaklava fought down the court matching Hummocks speed and fitness. Balaklava GK Alexandra Wilson made some excellent intercepts. Hummocks defence Holly Nicholls and Lucy Forest rebounded well. Sophie Reid applied strong pressure. Neralie Rowan continued to drive well and made good choices into the circle. The young Balaklava side continued to push hard with top pressure from C Lauren Michael and GD Louise Read. Hummokcs kept up their quick movements and accurate shooting enabled them to stretch their winning margin to 14. FINAL SCORE: Bal 32, Hum 46.

A3 Long Plains v Hummocks

Hummocks started the quarter well with accurate shooting from gaolies. However, Longies settled their nerves to end the quarter one goal up. Great play from Sarah Trussell at WAand Cassie Powell at GS. LP 10, Hum 9.

BETH Germein, Hummocks A1 and Wendy Salter, Two Wells jump to catch the ball.

Long Plains moved the ball well down the court and capitalised on stray passes. Hummocks mid-court ran tirelessly but were unable to stop the ball being fed into goals. Jess Taylor was a stand out player for the quarter as was Kirstyn Rundle, whose accurate shooting had Longies ahead by 12 at half time. LP 25, Hum 13. Hummocks bought on coach Tracey Angel in defence to stop the consistent flurry of goals. Determination and strong passing saw Hummocks win the quarter. However, they were still down by 10 at threequarter time. LP 34, Hum, 24. Long Plains made changes to their team at the last break and both teams started the quarter fiercely determined. A high scoring quarter at both ends with Rosie Eckerman and Cassie Powell. Ruth East was also a standout player at WD. However, Long Plains were victors by 13 goals. FINAL SCORE: LP 48, Hum 35.

A5 Long Plains v Mallala

Good coverage from the defences brought goals for Mallala. Long Plains kept fighting hard throughout the quarter. Nicky Graham for Mallala and Liz Griffin for Long Plains were stand out players in this quarter. LP 4, Mal 7. Strong team play continued Mallala’s lead at the start of this quarter.Accurate shooting from both Long Plains shooters kept them in the game. Great play from Aimee Crewdson for Mal-

lala and Helzah Sommerville of Long Plains. LP 10, Mal 16. Team changes gave fresh legs for each team. Tight competition between the rival teams, with Long Plains chipping away at the difference. Goalies at both ends worked hard with few missed opportunities. Ashlee Angus of Mallala and Larissa Faulkner for Longies played particularly well in this quarter. Mal 19, LP 17. The final quarter was tight, both teams wanting part of the ball. Hard direct leads saw the ball taken to Mallala. Nil misses in both goal circles, provided a nail biting game. FINAL SCORE: Mallala 26 def Long Plains 23.

B Long Plains v Two Wells

Long Plains started the game off well scoring the first three goals. Great intercepts by Long Plains GD Hannah McArdle, helped Long Plains to gain a good lead. Two Wells got back into the game with great passing in the attack end. WD for Two Wells, Taiha Wilmhurst, was effective in her position. LP 8, TW 5. Long Plains did well to keep the lead in the second quarter. Long Plains centre Shelley Tynan gave great drive to the mid court to help feed goalies Jazz Carter and Amy Daniels who shot accurately. Sarah MacKenzie, Two Wells GD, worked effortlessly to help gain possession for Two Wells, but Long Plains took the lead by


Results of Adelaide Plains Netball Association grand final matches played on Saturday A1: Two Wells 42 d Hummocks 39 best on court Beth Germein, Hummocks. A2: Hummocks 46 d Balaklava 32 best on court Lucy Forrest, Hummocks. A3: Long Plains 48 d Hummocks 35 best on court Rosie Eckerman, Long Plains. A4: Hummocks 40 d Balaklava 36 best on court Brydie Atkins, Balaklava. A5: Mallala 26 d Long Plains 23 best on court Helzah Sommerville, Long Plains. B: Long Plains 37 d Two Wells 24 best on court Hannah McArdle, Long Plains. C1: Mallala 30 d Hummocks 29 best on court Georgia Crewdson, Mallala. C2: Hummocks 24 d Balaklava 10 best on court Gemma Freebairn, Balaklava.

a further three goals. LP 16, TW 10. Both teams made positional changes for the third quarter. Sharnie Kent, Two Wells GS led and worked around the ring, helping Two Wells gain back a few goals. Long Plains settled the pace and kept possession with Shelley Tynan at centre, continuing to dominate the mid court and Hannah McArdle at GD. Brooke Schuit at WA for Two Wells, worked well reoffering and positioning around the ring. LP 22, TW 17. The fourth quarter was scrappy at the start and it took a few minutes for both teams to get their flow. Long Plains GA, Jazz Carter and GS, Jessica Castello dominated the Long Plains goal ring, baffling Two Wells defenders. Long Plains continued to play out the last quarter working well. Two Wells GS Sharnie Kent, WA Brooke Schuit and GA Megan Hatch continued to work hard in attack but Long Plains were the best team on the day. FINAL SCORE: LP 37, TW 24.

C1 Hummocks v Mallala

Nervous start from Mallala but they settled to go into the break two goals up. Ashleigh

Williams prominent at GA and Jordyn Algar convincing at WA. Other strong players in this quarter were Laura Jarmyn, Martha Heyne. Hum 8, Mal 6. Mallala started well with Laura Jarmyn the ‘go to player’ for Mallala at GA. Hummocks fought back with good shooting from goalie Danielle Hosking. Sarah Verner left the court through illness forcing 3 changes. Jordyn Algar now on the dangerous Williams. Hummocks a further two in front at the break. Hum 17, Mal 13. Mallala opened the third quarter with more drive through the mid court to get the margin back to two early. The Hoepner sisters were impressive as was Jarmyn and Georgia Crewdson. Jordyn Algar had reduced the impact of Williams and the Mallala side lifted all over the court, resulting in a 12 goal to three quarter. Hum 20, Mal 25. Hummocks played desperate netball and reduced the lead to two by halfway through the quarter. Hoepner played a great game at GK. For Hummocks, Williams was again a prominent player at GA. Mallala up by one with only 30 seconds to hang on. Jarmyn again the steadier for Mallala. What a

game! FINAL SCORE: Hum 29, Mal 30.

C2 Hummocks v Balaklava

Both teams played a great first quarter each team fighting hard. It wasn’t until the seven minute mark that Hummocks scored the first goal of the game, shot by Sarah Rapko at GS. Balaklava’s first goal was scored by Alicia Davey. Hum 5, Bal 1. Each team passed well down the court with some good defence by both teams. Centres Merridy Nicholls and Gemma Freebairn helping to clear the ball through the centre. Hum 7, Bal 4. Both teams applied some great pressure. Chelsea McPharlin as GD didn’t look at giving up as the Hummocks WA Tayla Williams fed the ball in to her shooters. Hum 15, Bal 8. Both teams came out excited to finish the last quarter well. Hummocks were able to convert the ball into the ring for goals. All players chased loose balls. Hummocks were strong in the last half of the quarter and ran away to a 14 goal win. FINAL SCORE: Hum 24, Bal 10.

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A2 PREMIERS – Hummocks, back from left: Kirsty Williams, Sophie Reid, Lucy Forrest, Caitlin Mackay, coach Cheryl Appleby, front: Bridget Guthberg, Holly Nicholls, Emily Noack and Neralie Rowan.

A3 PREMIERS – Long Plains, back from left: Jess Rachwal, Kirstyn Rundle, Sam Ross, Rosie Eckermann, Jacki Baker, front: Paula Daniel, Ruth East, Sarah Trussell and Heather Curnow.

A4 PREMIERS – Hummocks, back from left: Nikki Beall, Rebecca Dixon, Sandra Smith, Alison Baum, Sharon Moulds, front: Kathy Nicholls, Lisa Studham and Jill Taylor.

A5 PREMIERS – Mallala, back from left: coach Dawn Buckby, Nicky Graham, Tamara Alcroft, Claire Earl, Aimee Crewdson, team manager Deb Howell, front: Kimberley Graham, Hannah Jordan, Ashlee Angus, Krystal Williams, Robyn Cocks and Ella Heyne.

A1 Best on court – Beth Germein, Hummocks.

A3 Best on court – Rosie Eckermann, Long Plains.

A2 Best on court – Lucy Forrest, Hummocks.

A4 Best on court – Sandra Smith, Hummocks.

Plains Producer, Wednesday September 23, 2009


netball v 2009 APNA PREMIERS

B GRADE PREMIERS – Long Plains, back from left: team manager Brodie Hall, Jazz Carter, Amy Barr, Jess Costello, Amy Daniel, coach Shae Walker, front: Caitlin Auerbach, Shelley Tynan, Hannah McArdle and Bianca Sellar.

C1 PREMIERS – Mallala, back from left: Brooke Wilson, coach Leonie Kemp, Martha Heyne, Georgia Crewdson, Amanda Charleson, front: Kymba Zanker, Jordyn Algar, Sarah Verner, Laura Jarmyn and Nicky Troester.

C2 PREMIERS – Hummocks, back from left: coach Emily Noack, Sarah Rapko, Stephanie Adey, Stacey Faehrmann, Tayla Williams, front: Haylee Studham, Megan Li, Kimberley Pycroft, Merridy Nicholls and Kayla Anderson.

A2 HUMMOCKS coach, Cheryl Appleby, celebrates with her team after they defeated the Balaklava girls, 46-32. From left: Kirsty Williams (hidden), Sophie Reid, C2 netballer Sarah Rapko hugs Caitlin Mackay. RIGHT: Long Plains A3 coach, Josie McArdle, proudly displays her team’s premiership flag.

HUMMOCKS supporters cheer for their team during the exciting A1 match against Two Wells on Saturday.

A5 Best on court – Helzah Sommerville, Long Plains.

B grade Best on court – Hannah McArdle, Long Plains.

C1 Best on court – Georgia Crewdson, Mallala.

C2 Best on court – Gemma Freebairn, Balaklava.


Plains Producer, Wednesday September 23, 2009

FOOTBALL v 2009 GRAND FINAL ACTION LEFT: Angus Bruggemann, Mallala A grade, chases the ball to the boundary line with Rooster Nathan Applebee hot on his heels. BELOW: Pete Georg, Balaklava tackles Rooster Owen Allmond as he tries to dispose of the ball in the reserves. BELOW INSET: Two Wells reserves fooballers Michael Abdilla and Brian Warneke celebrate their team’s win.

Photos by Lisa Redpath ROOSTER Jack Lange hitches a ride on the shoulders of his team mates after they won the junior colts grand final on Saturday.

Robertstown merger may dash APFL hopes

Robertstown football club has decided to continue amalgamation talks with Eudunda, with plans the combined club will compete in the North Eastern Football League. More than 50 members of the Eudunda football club voted in favour of a merger with Robertstown on September 4. It would eliminate any immediate possibility of an eighth club joining the APFL. Robertstown president Joe Ross said the merger with Eudunda is feeling like the best option in general, if all goes to

plan. “At this stage, we are not applying to go into the Adelaide Plains League,” he said. SANFL and NEFL are negotiating another meeting in the coming weeks, where both clubs will seek advice and support from other amalgamated clubs, such as Blyth/Snowtown. “We’ll see how we go. If it works out, it works out,” Mr Ross said. “It’s good we’re talking and looking at the long term. It will be what we make of it, and what the best thing is for the kids.”

Jarred stars in SANFL Young Two Wells footballer Jarred Allmond has won the Coca Cola Star Search award, which recognises talented youngsters making their mark in the South Australian Football League ranks. Allmond, 19, has been playing league football for Woodville/West Torrens since the start of this year, after playing some U17s and U19s with them and his junior football with the Two Wells Roosters.

Allmond was named in the Eagles’ best players in five of his first seven league games this year. “I have been shocked I have been doing so well,” Jarred said. “My goal was just to keep my spot in the league side and work on my game.” He was presented with the award at the Magarey Medal presentation night last week. His brother Lee Allmond won runner-up best and fairest in the APFL medal count.

ABOVE: Pecker Luke Guy is tackled by Rooster Jake Smith before he can dispose of the ball in the senior colts. LEFT: Aaron Hart, Two Wells about to pick up a loose ball in the junior colts.

NEXT WEEK: n Kym Jarman talks to new Hamley Bridge coach, Rian Nelson …and watch for club best and fairest presentation pictures

Plains Producer, Wednesday September 23, 2009

netball v 2009 GRAND FINAL ACTION Amy Barr, Long Plains and Megan Hatch, Two Wells jump for possession during the B grade match.

ABOVE: Balaklava’s Kayla Arbon and Hummocks’ Holly Nicholls tussle their way to the ball after it was tapped out of the circle in A2s. BELOW: Balaklava’s Lauren Michael looks to pass over Hummocks’ Sophie Reid during the A2 game.

Photos: Lisa Redpath and Terry Williams

ABOVE: Hummocks A1 netballer Claire Daniel passes in front of Nicole Hardy, Two Wells. RIGHT: Bianca Sellar swivels to catch a pass during the B grade game.

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Plains Producer, Wednesday September 23, 2009

SPORT v District

Golf Balaklava

In their fierce, unbridled lust for the management committee trophy, our A grade players nearly doubled their number to seven, over the previous week’s mini-field, but in vain, because the mighty B grade army turned out in force again and also turned up the winner. After acknowledging the presence of visitors Darryl Barkla and Brian Stewart, as well as an equally welcome bevy comprising Cathy Redpath (27 Stableford points), Norma Taylor (32), Chris Hahesy (29) and Patricia Anderson (26), we got about the business of the Stableford round. These good people swelled our ranks to 27 players. A highly impressive performance of playing prowess by the peripatetic Dean “Diced Lamb” Robinson led to his scoring a magnificent 44 points, which placed him head and shoulders above the rabble as he clutched the trophy in triumph. Of the seven swells in A grade, it proved that “Rotten” Ron Butterworth was just too good, scoring 41 points. He was followed, hot-foot, by Bill Lokan (38) and a still nonmilitary Merv. Hameister (35). This left us with M. Smith (33), M. Loy (33), G. “Emu” Ackland (26) and D. Taylor (22). A giant-killer emerged from the dust and diesel fumes of the B grade hoard, he being none other than young Corey Temby (41). This was just enough to dethrone Barry Thompson (40) and cause the abdication of Gerry Toms (35) into third place. Chasing these champions back to the 19th were W. Nagle (37), D. Addison (36), W. Berry (36), A. Henstridge (34), G. Anderson (33), J. Curnow (33), G. Sonntag (33), M. Hahesy (30), S. Jonas (26) and D. Barkla (18). B. Stewart was listed as “no card” while for Dean “Davros!” Trickett, the wheels fell off owing to a failure to engage the battery charger for his Darlek Dash-about, leading inevitably to a “DNF”. Big Hewie, stung no doubt by the public outing of his appalling lack of effort the previous week, brought along his A Game and scored 11ml. Nearest The Pin achievements belonged to Mark Loy (3rd. and 15th), Merv. Hameister (8th), Ron “Carna Cats!” Butterworth (10th) and Dean Robinson (13th). Now that the blokes are to be left to their

own devices by the ladies, the Wednesday golf will begin at noon sharp on the stroke of 12. Please remember the AGM this Friday at 7.30pm, particularly if you’re a full member with voting rights, as the new committee must be elected and there’s a lorry load of other stuff to chew over. Your interest and ideas are vital. Four of us turned out last Sunday and applied gypsum to all the greens before expected reasonable rainfall, but you have the chance to shine this Sunday (27th), as we give the old girl a spruce-up prior to the Open Day gala. Spades, trailers, rakes, whipper snippers, lawn mowers etc should be brought along and we’ll have that course, which is certainly not too shabby even now, looking very professional and as neat as a pin. This Saturday we’ll play another Stableford comp. in the M. R. May Trophy which should, maybe, attract even a few more of those shy A graders back onto the sprigs…

Balaklava Mid week

Barrie Thompson won the day with a massive 44 stableford points from Mike Hahesy 39, John Curnow 34, Gerry Toms 32, Merv Hameister 31, Dean Trickett 30, Doug Taylor 28, Bill Berry 27, Dene Newton 27. Birdies: Merv Hameister 2 and 17, Mike Hahesy 17. Next Wednesday 23/9/09 at 12 noon sharp.

Balaklava Ladies

Our fun day that was programmed was a bit of a disappointment owing to lack of numbers. Only four players turned up to play, so we changed the format to a stableford. Then we all pulled out after five holes due to the rain as we were all wet. Back to the clubrooms we went to dry out. A lovely pooled lunch was enjoyed by all those who came before we had our AGM. Office bearers for 2009 are: chairperson: T Allen, secretary: J Hoskin, treasurer M Hayes. handicap manager P Anderson, Captain position has not been filled at this stage, but measures have been suggested if unable to fill this position. The yearly trophies that weren’t giving out at the presentation night were presented to the winners. International bowl silver division club medal winner: M Hayes. Club foursomes winners were F Williams, P Anderson net 72, r/up N Taylor and M Kemp net 73.5. Shylie Rymill foursomes winners were G Edwards and M Kemp nett 68. R/up H

Maxwell and M Hayes nett 72.5. Sports womens foursomes winners G Edwards and M Kemp 99 gross, r/up H Maxwell and M Hayes 103 gross. Veterans trophy donated by Cutz and Curls Balaklava was won by G Edwards 41 points. Lauren Wreath was won by J Hoskin 6/5 from m Hayes. Dixon Cup first and second rounds of championships nett aggr. winner was C Redpath with 143. Lady golfer of the year donated by Plains Producer was won by M Kemp with 34 points followed by T Matz 33 points. Yearly eclectic A grade winner M Kemp nett 62 on a count back from C Redpath nett 62. B grade winner M Hayes with nett 62.5. C grade winner was C Taylor with nett 67. Thursday September 24 will be a stroke competition to complete our winter golfing season which will be followed with summer golf for those who want to partake. Starters for the day are G Edwards and G Chapman.

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With a number of members away on the annual golf trip, 16 took part in the local par-bisque competition. Winner was Ian Ferguson with a score of +10. Other results: B Cooper, N Stringer, R Mortimer, R Heinze +6, D Cooper, R Charmas, D Russell +5, I Darwin, R Ahola +3, L Usher, M Grosby, L Hatcher, I Rohde +2, S Martin +1, Barrie Zerna Square. Birdies to N Stringer, D Russell and I Ferguson (2). NTP Ian Ferguson. Thursdays Results: With the course sprayed for weeds and not mown, players found it difficult. Winner was Max Grosby with 40 points from D Russell 38, I Ferguson 37, J Bell 36, B Schwarz, I Rohde, R Mortimer, B Pearce, W Jackson 34, R Smith 33, P Sullivan 31, R Heinze, C Applebee 30 with nine players scoring in the twenties. B Pearce and J Bell had a birdie each. Some results from the away trip: Saturday winner Bradley Zerna 32, R/U B Schwartz 30. Sunday winner Adam Mitchell 30 R/U Ed Manning, Combined winner Adam Mitchell 68, R/U Bradley Zerna 59. Teams-winner: A & J Mitchell, R Hinderwell, B Zerna 218. R/U The Dream Team 192. Winner N Durdin, B Schwartz, J Bell, A Mitchell 221. R/U Bright Lights 207.


CCR 64. A Grade: J Pengilly 75.59, A Leaver 80/61, G Hannaford 73/64. B Grade: D Lowry 85/57, F Gorey 85/60, B Murray 89/60.

NTP 3/12: A Leaver, 5/14: G Raymond. Club championship results: A Grade: D Hannaford d J Tucker 3/1. B Grade: G Raymond d A Hartwell 4/2. C Grade: F Gorey d G Stone 3/1. Next week’s competition: Stableford, final of handicap matchplay.

Two Wells

Results from September 19. Competition: Club championship final round, veterans, monthly medal. Players: 29 men, two ladies. Purrrfect conditions presented the final round of the TWGC 2009 Club Championships on Saturday. Twenty-nine players competed in the final round of the club championships with the leaders of all grades holding a good buffer for the contenders to chase on the day. Murray Launer held off Stuart Grigg to take another club championship with Stuart taking the nett championship from Ian Smith. John Ball with a commanding lead in B grade was a well deserved winner as B grade champion with Adam Bail second. John also held onto the nett championship with Jim Weir runner up. Brian Prior held on to C grade despite Tim Clifton making a last minute charge to take out the C grade championship. It was an all Prior effort with the C grade nett with Brian just ahead of Ray. The 2009 putting championship was shared by Buck Launer and Stuart Grigg with 104 putts over the four rounds. Club Championships Results A Grade Gross: M Launer 317, Stuart Grigg 322. A Grade Nett: Stuart Grigg 258, I Smith 263. B Grade Gross: J Ball 326, A Bail 352. B Grade Nett: J Ball 257, J Weir 267. C Grade Gross: B Prior 379, T Clifton 384. C Grade Nett: B Prior 280, R Prior 284. Putting: M Launer, Stuart Grigg 104. Today’s Results Ladies: T Perry 70, E Grigg 70. Long Drives: A – J Ball. B – T Datson. C: R Prior. Ladies: E Grigg. NTP’s: 1 – M Launer, 2 –, 6 – R Hogg, 11 – J Gibson, 12 –, 15 – J Bowden. Birdies: 4 –. 8 – M Launer, R Thompson, T Datson. 11 – R Hogg, I Smith, J Gibson. 13) D Hall. Birdies Nest: (2) -. Pro’s Approach: V Hatch. Putting Comp: Stuart Grigg and M Launer

24 Putts. NAGA: S Grigg. Meat Trays: J Spackman, P Shields, R Grigg. Chicken Voucher: J Gibson Member Draw: J Gibson. Results from Sunday September 20 Ambrose. Sponsor: Raine and Horne. Eight teams fronted up on Sunday for an ambrose competition sponsored by Neil Bowden from Raine and Horne at Two Wells. There were five mens teams and three mixed with players from Port Wakefield and Riverton as well as local players. As the song goes “There’s a new A team in town” with Brian and Ray Prior, Tim Clifton and Shorty Paul blitzing the mens competition with 52 ½ net to edge out Darryl Hall, John Boon, Murray Launer and John Pengilly from Riverton on 52 ¾. Running third was the team now known as The C Team – Rob Thompson, Robert Hogg, John Ball and Trevor Datson on 54 ¾. In the mixed teams event, the Port Wakefield team of Mark Taylor, Owen Eglington, Anita Taylor and Jan Heard streaked everyone with a net 48 1/8 from 2nd placed team of Russell, Elaine, Stuart and Marni Grigg on 54 5/8. The day was enjoyed by all and the visitors again made mention of the wonderful condition of the Two Wells course. Mens: Brian Prior, Ray Prior, Tim Clifton, Shorty Paul: 64/52 ½. Darryl Hall, Bucky Launer, John Boon, John Pengilly: 52 ¾. Rob Thompson, Robert Hogg, John Ball, Trevor Datson: 54 ¾. David Murphy, Desmond Lowry, Greg Raymond, Ken Rowley: 67/56 Andrew Baker, Duncan Sanders, Daniel Jacko, Trent Carter: 71/57 3/8. Mixed: Mark Taylor, Owen Eglington, Anita Taylor, Jan Heard: 61/48 1/8 Russell, Elaine, Stuart and Marni Grigg: 68/54 5/8 Hans Linford, Dave Perry, Tine Perry, Judi Frost: 68/57 ¼. Long Drives: A – John Ball. B: Owen Eglington. Ladies: Anita Taylor. NTP’s: 1 – Mark Taylor, 2 –, 6 – Tim Clifton, 11 – Owen Eglington/Anita Taylor, 12 – Ray Prior, 15 – Greg Raymond. Pro’s Approach on 18th: Bucky Launer. –Paul Shields, Handicapper TWGC.

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Plains Producer, Wednesday September 23, 2009

The Way

We were 5

YEARS AGO September 2004

•Sam Nicholls, SA’s goal shooter of the year and former Hummocks A1 goalie, was named in the under 21 state team to play in Perth in October, before being listed in the AAMI Thunderbirds 2005 squad.


YEARS AGO September 1999

• Balaklava High School’s head girl, Dallas Itzstein brought home 60 medals from the Georgia Peanut Classic (USA horse riding competition) – 20 firsts, 25 seconds and 15 thirds from several events.


YEARS AGO September 1989

• Balaklava High School student Catherine Parker returned from a three month exchange trip to New Zealand, speaking of her experience at school assembly.


• Sep 25: Fashion Parade at Wasleys Institute. • Sep 26: Balak Show; Sevenhill Producers Market. • Sep 27: Opening Two Wells Bowling Season; Lions Club of Gilbert Valley Bowls Fun Day at Tarlee. • Oct 1: Bingo at Dublin Institute. • Oct 3: Tarlee Bowling Club opening day • Oct 3-5: Windsor Country Market. • Oct 4: Marrabel Rodeo. • Oct 6: Hamley Bridge Memorial Hospital Auxiliary meeting • Oct 11: Kapunda Community Craft Market, Kapunda Institute 9am – 2pm; Cancer Awareness Golf Day, Port Wakefield; Balaklava Community Arts production, “Little Shop of Horrors”. • Oct 12: Balaklava Courthouse Gallery annual general meeting at 7.30pm. • Oct 14: Long Plains Red Cross fashion parade. • Oct 16: Basketball starts; “Little Shop of Horrors”. • Oct 17:Clare Show; Country music night, Long Plains starring Graeme Hugo; “Little Shop of Horrors”.

LOCAL v Living


Necessity is the mother of invention! Heritage Highlights

Inventions are often taken for granted. We use them every day but give little thought to where they came from – Australian inventions for such activities as hanging out the washing on a rotary clothes line, putting food in the fridge so it keeps fresh, taking antibiotics for a throat infection, and hearing people laugh if you were born deaf. Lawrence Hargrave achieved the first powered flight in 1894 with an engine added to four box kites. In 1879, Australians developed a way of making ice artificially, which enabled meat to be exported to Great Britain in refrigerated ships. The surf livesaving reel was designed by Lyster Ormsby in 1906 and built by Sgt John Bond to allow lifesavers to rescue swimmers. At the request of Rev John Flynn, our own Alf Traeger built the first pedal-powered radio in 1929, to

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provide communications for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Long before English colonisation, Australia’s first inventors (the Aborigines) were using ground edges on stone cutting tools, and stone tools to grind seeds. The boomerang, one of humanity’s greatest inventions, is known as an aerofoil – a surface which is designed to lift by making use of air current. The woomera, a type of spear thrower, is another well-known hunting tool – attached to a spear, it propels the spear quickly over distance and, until the invention of the self-loading

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rifle in the 1800s, the woomera with spear was the fastest weapon in the world. Medical: the development of penicillin by Howard Florey in the 1940s – he didn’t discover it but developed the way for it to be manufactured and processed to be used for treatment of infections in humans – its first use in Australia was by Dr Keith McEwin in Balaklava Hospital. And, of course, one of the more recent Aussie medical inventions is the bionic ear, its development pioneered by Dr Graeme Clark of Melbourne. Travel and transport: apart from Hargrave’s box kite flight, the utility made by Ford in Geelong in 1934, the Victa mower, and inflatable aircraft escape slides, one of the most significant, widely used inventions is the “black box flight recorder”, used in determining the



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cause of air crashes. Dr David Warren from the Aeronautical Research Laboratory in Melbourne came up with the idea for a device to record voices and instrument readings in the cockpit. In 1957 the first ‘ARL Flight Memory Unit’ was produced and refined over the next two to three years, being housed in a crashproof, fire-proof box. Since the 1960s, all planes have used this invention known as the ‘black box.’ There are many thousands of inventors whose inventions never make it into production and success, even though most were initially seen as an answer to a problem. ‘Neces- An early model sity is the mother of the Black Box Flight Recorder. of invention’!

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We can trust God to find a satisfying solution to our marital disagreements because he not only loves us as a couple – he also loves us as individuals.

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Always alert, extremely intelligent, watchful and courageous, this breed is a tribute to the ability of the Australian stockmen who knew what they wanted in a cattle dog and set about producing it. The rarer Stumpy was bred to do similar work to his better known cousin, the Australian Cattle Dog, and his courage and tenacity are second to none. • More next week

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The Plains Producer, Wednesday September 23, 2009

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Mick Tucker has been around motorcycles all his life and likes nothing better than going for a ride to clear his head. If the mood takes him, he’ll ride to Burra for morning tea and be back in Gawler for lunch. And after spending all his life around motorbikes, he is well equipped with advice for those wanting a new motorbike or parts. Mick owns Mick’s Motorcycles at Gawler, where he plans to indulge in his passion for bikes until it’s time for retirement. It’s not the first time he has been involved in the motorbike industry,

having a motorbike shop in the 1970s, which he described as a time full of fun. “It’s a fun business to be in,” Mick said. With a background in motocross and road racing, as well as 16 years on a farm, Mick understands the needs of his customers. “I understand what the farmers need as far as bikes go,” he said. “We have the full range of Suzuki road bikes, dirt bikes and ATVs. “We have ATVs for farmers, and the fun ATVs as well.” In addition to selling new bikes, Mick’s Motor-

cycles runs a workshop, and supplies parts and tyres. “If people want something and we haven’t got it on the shelf we can get it in for them,” Mick said. And supporting the local business pays off financially too for customers, with Mick matching competitors’ prices. • Contact Mick’s Motorcycles on 8522 2618 or call in at 32 Main North Road, Willaston.

Standard passenger car and four-wheel drive owners are being encouraged to recognise each other’s rights as road users after independent research revealed divisions between the two vehicle classifications on a number of issues. “On every measure, AAMI’s research showed stark contrasts between passenger car and 4x4 drivers about road entitlements and obligations,” said AAMI corporate affairs manager, Mike Sopinski. Among the national findings: • More than three-quarters of passenger car drivers (77 per cent) think four-wheel drives do not belong in the city (compared to 21 per cent of 4x4 drivers); • Three-quarters (75 per cent) think four-wheel drives, while safer for their occupants, are more dangerous for other road users (compared to 19 per cent of 4x4 drivers); • Two-thirds (66 per cent) think four-wheel drives should be subjected to higher registration fees (compared to just eight per cent of 4x4 drivers); • Two-thirds (67 per cent) are in-

timidated driving close to a four-wheel drive (compared to 22 per cent of 4x4 drivers); and • One in eight (12 per cent) consider four-wheel drives to be the greatest road hazard (compared to one per cent of 4x4 drivers). “It is of concern road users hold such strong views about their fellow motorists and this may spill over into driving behaviour. We therefore urge drivers of all vehicle types to come to a better understanding of their common rights and obligations,” Mr Sopinski said. Four-wheel drives remain enormously popular, as evidenced by their increasing penetration of the passenger vehicle market. But despite some commonly held views, there is no evidence they are more frequently involved in crashes. A review of AAMI insurance claims from the 12 months to July 2009 shows 4x4 drivers claimed for fewer crashes than standard car drivers. Nationally, car drivers insured with AAMI had a crash claims incidence rate of 17.82 compared with 16.13 for 4x4 drivers.

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SARDI warning to pea growers Almaz is MS-MR for this disease and requires control strategies to prevent disease spread and yield loss, including foliar fungicides. “Almaz, and other MS-MR cultivars, require fungicide sprays with chlorothalonil or mancozeb prior to flowering, in addition to podding sprays, to prevent high yield loss. “Chickpea cultivars with resistance to asco-

chyta blight, such as Genesis090, require podding sprays because the pods and seeds are susceptible in these lines.” Ms Davidson reminded growers all chickpea cultivars should be treated with P-Pickel T before sowing next season to prevent ascochyta infection transferring from seed to the new crop. SARDI research, supported by growers and the Australian Government

through the Grains Research and Development Corporation, has shown epidemics of ascochyta blight in chickpeas can start from an extremely low level of seed infection. “The lack of widespread epidemics in previous years is not a guarantee of uninfected seed, hence the need for P-Pickel T prior to sowing each year,” Ms Davidson said.

Push for women’s leadership The Federal government says a report shows more work is needed to support women in leadership roles in regional communities. The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) report was released in Canberra last week. It finds while women contribute

close to half the total output of farming communities, there has been little change in their representation in leadership positions in agriculture. The report is based on 2006 census data. Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Tony Burke, said in the last 18 months the

government had doubled female representation on its research and development corporation boards from 19 per cent to around 40 per cent. This was achieved by changing the criteria so previous board experience was no longer a prerequisite.




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Two Wells RSL presents

“Australia’s finest band”

Coming Events

Balaklava Basketball Club

Training Session Wednesday September 30 • Juniors 5.30 pm • Seniors 6.30 pm • No training involved - sorting teams • New players please come to sort out uniforms • Coaches, Team Managers still needed • Any small gift item for our raffle is appreciated Kim Simon: 0407 397 400 or 8862 1795 (president) Mich Tiller 0439 889 138 or 8864 5098 (secretary

Balaklava Lions Club

MONSTER AUCTION Sunday October 11 Starting at 10am at Balaklava Showgrounds • All deliveries on Saturday 10, 9.30am - 4.30pm • Donated & commission items • Commissioned lots under $5 will become a dontation • 15% commission on items up to $700 • 10% commission on items above $700 • No mattresses accepted •Idenification required

Proceeds shared between local charities Helpers for Saturday and Sunday are welcomed Contact Kossie 8862 2067 or Kevin 8862 1101, Mike 0427 621 425

For more information Phone 8847 4157

Adelaide Plains Giants

LITTLE Athletics Season begins

Monday October 12 5pm at Pt Wakefield Town Oval • For ages 3-17 • Family fun for everyone For further details please call Jo 8867 1383 or Tanya 0408 252 055

Public Notice

BALAKLAVA SELF STORAGE Shed • Individual lock-up • Roller door access

Phone: 0419 803 881

Chiropractor Dr Daryl R Brown Consulting Fridays 9am to 1pm at Balaklava Ambulance Station For appointments phone

8853 2088

Discounts available for group bookings of 10 or more if bought at least 2 weeks prior to shows (10 for $150) Tickets from Tads Embroidery. PG recommended

CREDITS: Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith. Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director). Originally Produced at the Orpheum Theatre. New York City by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organisation. By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd Exclusive agent for Music Theatre International (NY).

Absolute river frontage. 110 Brenda Park Morgan. Approx 40 x 35 metre block. High $200,000s. Wanted to buy house/farm locally. Phone John Hogben, Manoora. Phone 0429 484 315. Boer goats. Phone 8864 5096 or 0408 838 339. 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. Firewood cut. Can deliver. Venture/Scout fundraiser, $220 per tonne. Phone 8862 1893 or mobile: 0428 859 634. Ford Maverick 4WD wagon XLT, 1992, 4.2 Ltr diesel, front bull bar, rear nudge bar, spot lights, tinted windows, 5 speed manual, electric windows, fully carpeted, 7 seats, brand new tyres, rego, velour cloth seats and door inserts, wide wheels, flared guards, towbar, power steering, air conditioning, serviced regularly, well maintained, always garaged, 280,000 kms, excellent condition, reg no. VGY 478, $8,390.00 o.n.o. Phone: 8864 5035 Mobile: 0407 396 471. Horse float Horseman double, metal, white, has had some repairs and been repainted, tows well, registered till March 2010 - ready to go, TTU 900, via Pt Wakefield. $2500 ono. All enquiries Sandy Phone: 8868 3110 or mobile 0427 619 112.

Maltese Terrier Puppies. 2 males, 2 females. Absolutely adorable. $300 each. Phone 8528 2053.

Balaklava Town Hall

Adults: $20 Student & Concession: $12

2006 Honda CRF 250X Motorbike, 1,100 kms, hardly used, 3 months rego, excellent condition, $7,000. Phone 0400 129 904.

Lovely large lounge/ chaise, leather lazy-boy recliner. 510 Litre P.O.A. Ph 8862 2249 or 0439 617 932.

Music by Alan Menken

Cabaret Tables of 10: BYO supper & drinks (licensed venue)

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.

Layer chickens. Phone 8864 5096 or 0408 838 339.

Country Music Festival

Sunday October 11, 3pm Wednesday October 14, 8pm Friday October 16, 8pm – cabaret style Saturday October 17, 8pm – cabaret style

2000 Daewoo Matiz 5 door, 5 speed, exchange motor, done 68,000 kms, new alternator, new fuel pump, new Hankook tyres, CD player, air conditioned, electric front windows, price $5,250 o.n.o. Phone 8862 2360.

Jack Russell puppies, 3 female, $150 each, Mallala. Phone 8527 2292.

Two Wells Community Centre

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman

For Sale 3.84 metre, 14 foot, aluminium tinny, 15hp Evinrude motor, on trailer, life jackets and safety equipment included. Price reduced – a bargain at $3000 ono. Phone 8528 6008.

For Rent Balaklava: Neat 3 bedroom home just renovated with 4 sqm shed, double carport, low maintenance garden & chook house. Waiting to be occupied, $190 p/week. Phone: 8864 5096 or 0408 838 339. New 2 bedroom unit in Balaklava. Quiet location, close to shops. Suit elderly or single person. Call 8862 1477 or 0407 727 612.

OATEN HAY with vetch. 5x4 rolls. $50 + GST per bale. Phone 8864 5096 or 0408 838 339. Private land sale, Charles Street, Balaklava 28 m x 30 m, approx 840 m2, water connected, close to town centre. Phone 8862 2067. Salvage / demolition materials, 1800s cottage, doors, windows, timber, fire surrounds, flooring, matchboard. Phone 0407 807 123

For Sale Scott Bonnar Reel mower 14” with catcher, electric motor, $225 o.n.o. Phone: 8528 6223. York exergear X10 elliptical cross trainer, excellent condition, $600. Phone 8862 1407.

Found Ladies ring found at hockey grand final. Phone 0428 128 919.

Garage sale Belly Junction second hand stock in old Balaklava Railway Station. Open Friday, Saturdays, Sundays, 8.30am - 4.30pm. Extended garage clearing sale from 7-10 October inclusive, 8am-5pm daily at 28 Humphry Street, Balaklava. Opposite the Church of Christ. Assorted furniture, household and garden items, books, brica-brac etc.

Public Notice CASH for cans and bottles, Owen Recycling - 18 Railway Tce, Owen. Wed 10-5; Sat 10-1 or by appointment. Phone 8528 6307. Balaklava Football & Netball Club major raffle winners. 1st prize - $5,000 Thomas Michael. 2nd prize - side of beef Ian Wilson. 3rd prize - Nintendo Wii Derek Friedrichs. 4th prize - accommodation at Corny Point Derek Friedrichs. 5th prize - Shearing Shed voucher Sarah Sarrett. 6th prize - Supacheap Auto voucher Ben Read. TARLEE Country Market. Huge assortment of stalls. Delicious food. Great Fun Day. Monday October 5, 2009, 8 am - 3 pm. At Tarlee Hall, Main North Road. Enquiries Michelle 0427 184 474. Buskers Welcome

Wanted Hills swing set with slippery dip in good condition. Also to give away various colours of canaries and 2 pairs of cockatiels. Phone 8862 1261.

Wanted to buy Treadmill - good condition. Phone: 8862 1905.

App Marriage VER M EERE N NOTHNAGEL: Colleen and Pierre, together with Elke and Uli, would like to announce the upcoming Nuptials of Angela and Phillip. Saturday September 26, 2pm, Church of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Porter St, Gawler.

Birth Baker (nee McArdle), Jamie, Kate, Elly and Toby are delighted to announce the arrival of baby Ruby Elizabeth. Born at Calvary Hospital on Sept 18, 2009 weighing 7lbs 4ozs Duncan (nee Rickards). Mark and Charlene are proud to announce the birth off Hamish Kirk, born September 15, 8lb 7oz at Wagga Wagga.

Engagement Lockwood - Cooper. Helen and Barry together with Melissa and Pete are happy to announce the engagement of Stacey and Lee on Stacey’s 21st Birthday, September 17, 2009. Wishing you every happiness for the future. Love and best wishes from both families.

Plains Producer, Wednesday September 23, 2009



Public Notice


Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed, and very dear. Loved father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather to Graham and Pam, Sandra and Will and daughter Charlotte. Mark and Charlene and new baby Hamish Kirk, born September 15, 2009. Rest in peace God looked around His garden and found an empty space. He then looked down to earth and found a tired face. He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest. The garden must be beautiful because He only takes the best. Happy gardening Grandpa, we love and miss you dearly. In our hearts always William, Sandra and Charlotte. Thank you for being our Dad and Grandpa. We could not have wished for any better. Love you. Barrry, Pam, Amy and Michael, Brett and Fiona. Treasured memories. Forever in our hearts and sadly missed. Much loved father of Kym, father-in-law of Monica and loving grandpa of Kate and Emma. Duncan - family and friends of the late Mr Bevan Kirk Duncan are respectfully advised that his Funeral Service will be conducted in the Owen Hall on Wednesday September 23, 2009 at 2pm. Private Cremation In lieu of floral tributes a donation to the Cancer Council of SA would be appreciated. Durdin Funeral Directors Balaklava A.F.D.A Phone: 8862 2101 Duncan - Bevan. ABB Grain – Northern Area extend their deep and heartfelt sympathy in this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Funeral PENNY (nee Konzag). Friends and family of Esme Marie Penny are advised a funeral will be held at the Mallala Anglican Church on Friday, September 25 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Mallala District Hospital would be appreciated.

Thank you Cross - many thanks to all my friends who sent cards, made visits and phone calls on my 90th Birthday. Also to my family, Colin, Cynthia and family, Michael and Pauline. For a lovely party at Athelstone. Lila.

Situations Vacant

Dublin Exclusion of Land from Classification as Community Land NOTICE is hereby given that Council, at its ordinary meeting on 24 June 2009, resolved pursuant to Section 193(4) of the Local Government Act 1999, to exclude the proposed drainage easements in favour of the Council as described in Deposited Plan 81052, Hundred of Barunga, being certain sections of railway land in Snowtown township, from classification as community land.


Cook required to join our professional team at Dublin. Experience preferred but not necessarily essential dependent on skills. Approximately 20 – 25 hours a week including some weekend hours. For full details please phone Mark Heritage on 8529 2400.

Trades & Services Directory


“No job Too big or Too small”

“Quality plumbing is no pipe dream” •Gas fitting •Blocked drain •Rainwater tank sales & installation •Bathroom renovations •Drain installations & repairs •Septic tank installations •HWS repairs, replacements and installations

House Re-Stumping • Qualified carpenter • 10 years in house releveling

Lic No. PGE203573

Keanan 0438 641 032

Call Scott 0438 654 827

Lower Light


Septic Suckers


Darren Davey & Rodney Burgess Also visiting

Mallala & Two Wells

7 Days Service!

Physio appointments and enquiries

Clearing Sale

8862 2200 or 0419 842 228

Permapine Posts


God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you and whispered “Come to Me”. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands now rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.

PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: FAX: 8862 1997

• 3.5 metres length x 80-100 & 100-120

Phone Roger: 0428 419 133

• 6.1 metres x 24 metres


Galvanise Frames Polly Houses Boral Support Mesh

• 15 x 15cm square: 0.9 x 24 metres • 8.4 x 8.4 x 2.7 (high) metres

•Leaking Taps/Toilets •Water filter •Blocked Drains/Septic Connections •Replacement Units/Elements/Valves

Industrial Freezer Unit

• With ceiling mounted blower

No Call Out Fee/ Pensioner Discounts

100’s various size droppers • 1.35, 1.5 & 1.65 metres

Home 8862 1285 - Mobile 0418 896 808

Don’t just stop termites …eliminate them!

Situations Vacant Manager Finance / IT (Full time)

•Millipedes •Spiders •Rodents •Bees •Weed Control •Flies

Based at Nuriootpa CHAP is seeking a motivated and dynamic person to join its management team. The successful applicant will have a background in financial administration and a passion for working with colleagues for the benefit of our community based client group.

CHAP is a successful community based, client centred organisation providing in-home services to support frail older people, younger people with disabilities and their carers across the Gawler, Barossa, Lower North, Wakefield Plains and Yorke Peninsula regions. Qualifications: Relevant Educational/Vocational Qualifications in accounting and information technology. An attractive remuneration package will be provided, including the ability to salary package and provision of a fully maintained vehicle. For a Job & Person Specification contact Kerry Harding on 8562 4177, or visit Enquiries and applications to: Mick Brock, CEO, 22 Staehr Street, Nuriootpa, 5355 or Closing date: Tuesday October 6, 2009.

Country Home Advocacy Project Inc.


You can buy our pictures in colour!

Phone: 8862 1977 to order some today


Peter Thompson Plumbing Contractor

To express your interest, please phone 8534 4180 or 0417 856 705

The primary role is to manage the Financial, Administrative and Information Technology requirements of the organisation. The successful applicant will be required to: • Play an integral role within the management team, demonstrating high level management, leadership & supervisory skills • Establish, manage and evaluate programme resources within annual budgets • Assist in the evaluation of financial and IT systems in line with the Strategic Plan • Have experience in accounting processes and procedures including the use of accounting software packages (MYOB), on line banking and Budget Management Principles • Have a high level of IT skills with experience in use of advanced software packages (MAISY), including the maintenance of computer based management systems

Massage Therapist Kylie Button 0428 359 394

…Phone Your Hot Water Specialist!


Servicing Country SA

Outback Pest Control John Giles Ph/Fax 8842 3566

Termite Interception & Baiting System


PEST & WEED CONTROL Specialising in the eradication of ...

Inventory Officer Balco is Australia’s leading processor and exporter of high grade oaten hay with a national network of loyal growers and an expanding international market. With increasing demand from key markets we now seek to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Inventory Officer for our South Australian hay processing facility located at Bowmans. Reporting to the Inventory Coordinator you will be responsible for the key result areas of raw materials, finished goods, domestic sales invoicing and occupational health and safety. Your communication skills and your ability to operate in a highly organised manner will be pivotal to your success, as will your ability to use a PC based reporting and record keeping system. This is an excellent opportunity to join a long established and successful Australian company that truly values its employees and supports the communities and businesses of the regions it operates in. For initial enquiries or for any assistance you may need in making your application, please call Nick Mellow on (08) 8862 0028. Please forward your application to

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

Health Comm. Lic. No. 12

Duncan - Bevan Kirk. Aged 74 years Passed away peacefully September 18 at L.M.H. surrounded by his family. Loving husband of Gwen, you are now in peace, secure in God’s embrace, free to be anywhere you please. You have and will always be surrounded by my love.



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



The Plains Producer

Plains Producer, Wednesday, September 23, 2009

AT A GLANCE FOOTBALL Grand final: A Grade Mallala 16.7 (103) d Two Wells 9.10 (64) NETBALL Grand final: A1 Grade – Two Wells 42 d Hummocks 39

other reports: p13–28



Three in a row!

07 08


Two Wells 42 d Hummocks 39

A1 PREMIERS – Two Wells, back from left: Leah

Prior, Jess Newman, Rhiannon Wendland, Cassie Lange, Jaimi-Lee Fitzgerald, Amy Roberts, Wendy Salter. Front: coach, Penny Nicholas, Bec O’Brien, Stacey Gameau, Nicole Hardy and Sue Lange.

Get FAST CASH for: Steel/Cast Iron Machinery Car Bodies

Farm Scrap Copper Brass


Aluminium Lead Stainless Steel


Electric Motors Batteries Radiators

t$POWFOJFOU Location


(08) 8280 9944

BURTON, Cnr. Heaslip and Waterloo Corner Rd.

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