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n HE was the dentist who just couldn't get enough laughing gas – and there was laughter aplenty for the audience at the Balaklava Community Arts production of Little Shop of Horrors. Balaklava’s Royal Hotel chef, Derek Friedrichs, was a hit with the crowd – as were Jonathan Jenkin (left) who played Seymour and Steve Renshaw, as Mr Mushnik.


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Plains Producer, Wednesday October 21, 2009

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Where would we be without grant funding?


ne could be forgiven for looking at the images of Hamley Bridge on page 10 and thinking, “not much has changed.” You will see the same buildings in the main photograph, taken more than 80 years ago. In fact, the town appears busier back in the 1920s than it is now. It’s a similar story across the Adelaide Plains; towns are growing but standing still, which is not necessarily a bad thing. What we do have to foster is a blend of progress and heritage. Do we need change just because it seemed a good idea at the time? We have many fine buildings throughout our towns, with much money and effort spent keeping them in good condition. Of course, in most cases we have to spend on maintenance because the replacement costs for many


Terry Williams

EDITOR larger buildings are simply out of our reach. How on earth did they afford to build town institutes and town halls back when times were allegedly tougher than they now are? And how will we ever afford to construct a brand new hospital, say at Mallala or Two Wells, where

growth will surge over the next 5-10 years? I can’t see it happening unless the Federal government weighs in with some very serious cash. Or will people be bundled into a helicopter and whisked off to the new RAH in Adelaide, keeping health services to a minimum in outer-metro areas? Such thoughts recently came to mind after I was made aware of a grant funding submission for a sports facility in Balaklava. The cost estimate has come in at slightly more than $100,000 to replace an area which is vital to the sports which play on it. That would be what they stand on – but I’m not revealing the location because the grant application has only just been presented to the powers that be – you work it out for yourself. The fact remains the clubs and players using the facility have every right to expect an upgrade to a

surface which is worn and possibly dangerous. In today’s times we must be very aware of our duty of care for sporting competitors. Nobody can afford time off from work due to a sporting injury, least of all the bosses who generally support the desire of their employee to enjoy a game of footy or tennis. But $100,000 is big dollars in anyone’s lingo – and if the grant application is unsuccessful, what happens next? The usual patch up job, I suppose. For the next five years or more. It would be almost impossible for the clubs involved to even begin to think about self-funding the project, so we will just have to hope and pray the grant is successful. The process of an application can be quite challenging and laborious. No, worse, it’s awesome. Mind-boggling. But to be fair to the

(mostly) state and federal government departments who deal out the dollars, it is a necessity. If you are part of a community group or organisation which is seeking grant funding and are unsure about how to tackle it, talk to your local council. Community development officers generally have a good understanding of the processes, so don’t be afraid to make contact. And start the process BEFORE you think you might need the new dishwasher or whatever for the club kitchen. Have the forms in hand, get the quotes in with a proviso they could need to be fine tuned with the passing of time. And use your contacts. Talk to other club members who might have completed a similar grant application; or approach a member of Balaklava Area Committee to assist. We’re all on the same team.

Libs promise more spending in Goyder • From Page 1 Mr Griffiths said within the electorate of Goyder, road and water infrastructure projects would be high priorities. The additional funding would also generate regional employment and support local business. In announcing the policy Mr Griffiths

said the Liberals support for regional SA was in contrast to the Rann government which had stripped jobs from the regions. “This has already sucked $165 million directly out of regional communities and affected many families,” Mr Griffiths said.

“We will be working with a tight budget and a Liberal State government will make savings by cutting non-essential government advertising ($92 million), abolish the Thinkers in Residence Program ($4 million), reduce the number of ministers and ministerial staff ($35 million) and rebuild the RAH on

Letter to the EDITOR

‘Life is too short for bureaucratic claptrap’ I am quite bemused by the letter “Council responds to planning criticism” (the Plains Producer, October 14). The Mayor and CEO accuse me of being “misleading and inaccurate” but have failed to be specific. In my letter of September 16, I stated “it is obvious there is considerable flexibility in interpreting the rules to suit certain situations which arise from time to time.” In their letter it is stated: “in our residential zones one only has to look at the flexibility to permit a retirement village, Wattle Ridge etc.” In the reply from Mr Ray Bennett of September 23 they state ... “highlights the flexibility allowed under development in a Primary Industry zone as long as the impact is deemed minor.” They are in fact agreeing with my statement of “flexibility” and I reject the accusation I was misleading.

With all this “flexibility” I cannot understand what the problem is. Anyone with a modicum of common sense should be able to see building a house in a 100 acre paddock is “minor impact.” If this had been quietly passed, no one would have been any the wiser and would have saved all the anguish and waste of money it has created and everyone goes away happy to get on with their lives. Life is too short for all this bureaucratic claptrap. Can you imagine the good the money (paid to lawyers) could do if distributed throughout the community? Mr Bennett may even have his road graded with enough left over to have something constructive done in all towns in the council area. Regarding Balaklava Golf Club: In the past, the club has indeed discussed housing development projects with council officers. The CEO and Environmental Services Officer met with the then

president and treasurer at the golf club some years ago. I may be many things, but a liar I am not. I concede I was inaccurate in quoting “200 houses.” I have now been informed the concept/proposal is for 170 houses. It would surprise me if an astute business person would spend many thousands of dollars on a “concept” if it has not got a better than even money chance of being approved – unless they have a bottomless pit of money, as our council seems to have. When this debacle concludes, I hope the “confidential” minutes will be published. I, and I suspect other ratepayers, would like to know which elected members were prepared to “take a punt” with our money after Mr Evans was prepared to meet all costs when the first court action was lost. Barrie Thompson, Balaklava

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the existing site, saving South Australian tax payers another $500 million. “We are sick and tired of being ignored by a city-centric Rann Government,” Mr Griffiths said. “It is high time funding is provided to support the future for our regions and the State Liberal Party is committed to doing just that.”

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Maltings, and NRM and PCL in New Zealand will be maintained, with a decision to follow after a further review. A full rebranding initiative is scheduled to occur over the next several months. Signage at ABB’s silos and facilities across Australia and New Zealand will be changed in a co-ordinated manner in coming months.

‘Tenacious’ guard helps police arrest offenders

Two men who allegedly stole tools and agricultural items from a Middle Beach property last week have been remanded in custody. The 32-year-old Two Wells man and 34-yearold Paralowie man allegedly activated an alarm while stealing property from a shed on a farm near Middle Beach on Monday last week. A security guard investigated, finding the alleged suspects inside. The guard shut the gate and called police. Soon after, the alleged offenders smashed through the closed gate in an older model Toyota Landcruiser four-wheel-

drive before allegedly twice ramming the security guard’s car and leaving the scene. The guard followed the offenders while maintaining contact with Police Communications. Mallala police monitored the direction of travel, while Hamley Bridge, Balaklava and Two Wells officers assisted with cordoning off the offenders. The security guard continued to follow the offenders through Lower Light, Long Plains, Pinery, Owen and Barabba, where his car was rammed once again, causing substantial damage and smashing the

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rear window. After a 60km pursuit, the alleged offenders were stopped near Barabba where they were arrested and charged with acts to endanger life, theft, property damage and other serious offences. They were refused police bail and appeared in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court the following morning and were remanded in custody. Tools and agricultural items were found in the cargo compartment of the four-wheel-drive, which was later found to be owned by a Middle Beach farmer. The number plates had been covered with insulation tape in an attempt to avoid detection. The security guard’s vehicle was substantially damaged, with the expected cost of repair at $10,000. The actions of the security guard were commended by the officer in charge of the Barossa local service area. Mallala officer, Senior Constable Paul Bruggemann, said without his tenacity the offenders would likely not have been apprehended.

Plains Producer, Wednesday October 21, 2009

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NRM Quarterly NRM Plan launch The Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Plan was officially launched by the Minister for Environment and Conservation, Hon Jay Weatherill, at the Paskeville Field Days this month. The event was opened by Adjahdura Elder Quenten Agius and attended by more than 40 regional representatives. The Plan is a pivotal strategic document which provides a long term vision, management action targets and operating budget for the region’s water, soils, biodiversity and coast and marine assets. It can be viewed on the Northern and Yorke NRM Board’s website at Clare Valley water security plan The Board is developing a Clare Valley water security plan. The project is a collaboration of the Board and Mid North Regional Development Board, Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council, Department of Trade and Economic Development, Office of Water Security and Central Local Government Association. The Plan will assess water infrastructure, current and future water demands and water proofing opportunities for the Clare Valley. Options include water storage, stormwater and waste water re-use. For more information, please contact the Board on 8636 2361.

Rubbish runaways ruin their backyard

Incidents of illegal dumping in the Mallala council area are falling, but some residents are finding more rubbish being dumped near their homes. District Council of Mallala community services manager, Steve Bateman, said there had been a fall in illegal dumping within the council area of about 50 per cent – yet it has increased in some neighbouring councils. He believes this is partially because of council’s promotion of its surveillance cameras aimed at catching offenders, and a wetter winter and spring acting as a deterrent. Mr Bateman said there had been a significant fall in dumping in previously known hotspots, such as Port Gawler road but offenders were instead using seven or eight other locations. However, a new initiative will soon make it even harder for those dumping rubbish illegally to get away without penalty.

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Wakefield Regional Council mayor and Brinkworth farmer James Maitland is recovering well from a minor stroke. Mayor Maitland suffered a minor stroke last month following unrelated surgery, and his wife Prue said he continued to make a good recovery. The couple have been overwhelmed by the cards and good wishes that continue to flow in. They hope he will return home this week.

By Lauren Parker Mallala, Playford, Salisbury, Light, and Port Adelaide Enfield councils, along with Zero Waste and KESAB, have now strengthened their strategy to tackle the problem. “All those councils will combine cameras and undertake blitzes in certain areas,” Mr Bateman said. This could mean up to 20 cameras hidden on roadsides to provide surveillance over a large area. While papers giving names and addresses are sometimes found in roadside rubbish, Mr Bateman said this often wasn’t considered sufficient proof, as people could claim the rubbish had been stolen from their bins. The cameras are likely to move from council area to council area. For locals, the news couldn’t come too soon. Julie Hart, who lives near Hart road, was dismayed to find yet another

load of rubbish dumped on the side of the road last week. The incident came just days after a load of dumped asbestos was removed, and a burnt out car was found on the same road. “We try to do the right thing and then this happens all the time,” she said. “We’ve been in the area for years and the problem has been growing.” At times, the Hart family has cleaned up dumped rubbish themselves. “You get sick of having it there all the time,” Julie said. In addition, the rubbish sometimes comes onto the road surface, creating a hazard for road users. In addition to an increase in cameras, a new database system has been formed through Zero Waste. Councils can enter details, GPS data and

group is also hopeful of legislation changes in line with similar legislation interstate. This would mean suspected offenders would need to prove in court it was not them who committed an offence, rather than councils having to come up with evidence to prosecute. Jack Miller

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HART road residents gather in front of a load of rubbish dumped this week. From left are: Reece Brown, Karen Harding, Anne Andary, William Hart, Julie Hart, Kerry Harris holding grand daughter Katie Harris, Jacob Hart and Anthony Smith.

Silverleaf nightshade control Now is the time to plan your Silverleaf nightshade control program for this season. Silverleaf nightshade is a shrubby perennial weed commonly found in paddocks. It competes for nutrients and water with winter growing crops and pasture grasses, can reduce wheat yields by 50 percent and can be poisonous to stock. While typically difficult to control with herbicides, this season’s high rainfall and good sub-soil moisture levels will help ensure rapid herbicide uptake. The weed should be managed to reduce seed-set on broadacre with control buffer zones beside road reserves and neighbouring properties. For information and technical advice please contact the Lower North NRM Group on 8847 2544.


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Good drivers just drive Using a mobile telephone whilst driving means that you are diverting your attention from the important task of driving. Being distracted, you are more likely to make a driving mistake.

Residents can have a say about the future of health services for the local area during a community consultation to develop a 10-year health service plan for the region. Presiding member of the Balaklava Riverton Health Advisory Committee (HAC), Don Hannaford, said HACs had a major role in seeking out community views about health needs and making sure these needs were included in the local plan. “Over the next three months we will be engaging with our communities to look at the total health needs of the population, and then working out the best way these services can be provided into the future,” he said. “We’re reviewing recent plans and consultations and service profile data, and then we’ll ask residents what makes their community healthy, what services they

Inattention has always been a factor in both rural and metropolitan crashes. Research shows that inattention can cause: • Drivers to straddle lane on a multi lane road or veer across the road • Drivers to drive inconsistently, speeding up or slowing down without apparent reason • Difficulty in maintaining appropriate following distance from vehicles in front (e.g. tailgating) • Less awareness of gaps in traffic • Slower reaction time and hence heightened crash risk • The impairment of the driver’s judgement The driver of a vehicle (except an emergency or police vehicle) must not use a mobile phone while the vehicle is moving, or when it is stationary, but not parked. This does not apply to a driver using a mobile phone that is secured in a mounting affixed to the vehicle, or where it is remotely operated by means of a device affixed to the vehicle or worn by the driver in the manner intended by the manufacture and the phone is not being held by the driver (for example, a ‘Bluetooth’ phone). However, there has been an addition restriction from August 31, 2009 on all learner’s permit and P1 licence holders who are recognised as being more at risk from being distracted when using a phone while driving. These drivers are now banned from using any type of mobile phone function while driving. The mobile phone ban includes: • Using hands-free mode including Bluetooth technology • Loud speaker operation • Text messaging

couldn’t do without, and what their major health concerns and service gaps are.’ Mr Hannaford said the HAC had already started talking to schools and community groups about health needs and services. “One of the messages we’re getting is that community members don’t know what services are available. Our role as a health advisory council is to change that,” he said. “Strategy for Planning Country Health Services in SA” was released late last year, following public outcry from country residents which saw the State government’s Country Health Care Plan (CHCP) dumped. When the CHCP was released communities gave the government a clear message they wanted to be involved in planning. HACs have identified the community

Two Wells • Four people were issued with expiation notices for riding unregistered and uninsured motorcycles at Port Gawler over the weekend. Police are continuing Operation Beach, remaining vigilant on weekends and school holidays. The operation targets beach areas between Port Gawler and Port Parham. • A stolen Ford sedan was found submerged

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Pinery Markets are on this Sunday from 9am to 2pm. Stalls will include bric-a-brac, home products, hand made produce, encaustic art demonstration, barbecue and drinks and lots of other goodies. More stallholders are welcome. Contact Kay 8527 7074 or Jacki 8527 7035.

Plains Producer, Wednesday October 21, 2009

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BALAKLAVA • Balaklava Museum is setting up a permanent display entitled “A Community at Work” and is looking for uniforms, signage and other memorabilia (including photos) relating to EFS/CFS, ambulance service, nursing and other community-type organisations that have served the local community. Anyone willing to donate items, please contact Norma Schopp on 8862 1854. • Did you know one in three people will require blood in their lifetime but currently only one in 30 people donate? If you have never given blood it’s time to consider donating when the Australian Red Cross Blood Service visits the Balaklava next month. You can donate on November 6 from 12 noon to 6pm at Balaklava Town Hall, Wallace Street, Balaklava. For an appointment call 13 14 95 or visit BRINKWORTH • Centenary of St John’s Lutheran Church building and the 50th jubilee of the Church Hall will be celebrated on Sunday at St John’s Brinkworth. For further information contact Pastor Fin Klein, 8846 2158 or Craig Krieg, 8846 2014. STOCKPORT • Stockport Community Trash and Treasure is on this Sunday at Stockport Memorial Park from 10am to 3pm.

cutting oaten hay using vintage equipment at Balaklava Museum’s Urlwin Park are Robert Bartholomaeus and Ken Harkness.


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• Auburn Community Development Committee is looking for a new chairman and secretary as current position holders, Errol Bannister and Pamela Speakman, have announced their intention to stand down from the positions at the AGM in November, after five years of service. If you would like to offer your services you can obtain a nomination form from Pamela, phone 8849 2400 or email eagle.spirit@bigpond. com. You must be a member of the committee to nominate. • Auburn/Watervale Auxiliary of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital is having a Melbourne Cup Luncheon at Mount Horrocks Wines on November 3. Bookings, Anne Baum on 0417 817 776.

• A huge stand of peppercorn trees has been cleared as the Hamley Bridge Riverside Project continues to take shape. The area surrounding the old brick kiln will continue to be cleared of noxious weeds and rehabilitated to make it an accessible public space where seating, tables and barbecues can be installed. Funding will be sought to develop an overall plan for the area and to progress the project. Project organiser Louise Wren, says while a small group of volunteers have assisted with chainsawing, more volunteers are in the wings and keen to help out with planting and other jobs when the time comes. If you are interested in becoming involved contact Louise Wren on 8528 2332.

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the finishing touches on the display last week. It’s been a big job, including construction of a shelter shed over the TrustPower display boards, the installation of a rainwater tank connected to both sheds and two bench seats. The area has been landscaped with shrubs.

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REGARDING the upcoming closure of the main arterial road between Two Wells and Gawler by Fulton Hogan (FH) /NEXY. Eight weeks supposedly.Yeah, right! This closure is without any regard to the residents and businesses of the area which have to commute several times a day/week, not to mention the corridor to Gawler’s emergency services for the western reaches. This is also the only B-double corridor without putting more pressure on Angle Vale residents and roads – thanks SARTA – for approving that! After phoning the customer relations line, I was dismayed at the lack of reason given to why a temporary service road could not be constructed around the underpass bridge whilst final work is completed. It has left me and many other people thinking the only people FH are interested in impressing are the state government and its accountants, as this eastern state NZ company appears to be looking to win more SA projects and take more local dollars out of our state. Road construction is a necessary evil, I accept that, but the people of the north are getting tired of the years of inconvenience due to poor construction planning, closures and being boxed in all at once, not to mention the disregard and no lack of consultation with residents and small businesses that must tolerate unnecessary inconvenience. Thanks again Fulton Hogan. S. Winslade, Two Wells

Volunteers praised

Where would we be without volunteers? During the last few weeks my husband and I have visited first the Balaklava show,

then the Paskeville field days, then the Minlaton show – and every one of these events were exceptionally well organised by an amazing group of volunteers. I would like to express my appreciation to the band of volunteers who made all of these events possible. The Paskeville field days attracted thousands of people to the district and I cannot begin to imagine how much money that would have generated in the whole area. So I say “well done” to all involved in these organisations and a great big thanks for all you have done. There are so many organisations involving volunteers, e.g. emergency services, service clubs, welfare agencies, just to mention a few. Without willing volunteers, this country would not have anywhere near the number of the services we are privileged to have for those in need of assistance. Jill Lawrie, Goyder Family First candidate

Playground appeal

As local residents and ratepayers we wish to express our extreme disappointment on hearing Light Regional Council has declined to proceed with the toilet project at the Kapunda Playground in Hill street. Kapunda Lions Club is the responsible volunteer body for the playground maintenance. Due to comments and recommendations from parents of small children in urgent need of toilet facilities – the project began. The club has recently been advised by council there are other priorities in Kapunda and elsewhere for toilets at this time; therefore the project could not proceed, even

with the available Lions funding of $10,000 and $1000 donation from the Community Craft Shop. As grandparents regularly using the facility, we fully understand the urgency and need for toilets as all children need “to go now” and at the present time observe the totally unacceptable practice of children relieving themselves in bushes, with the Lions volunteers left to clean up. Council has indicated toilets at the Kapunda Soldiers Memorial Hall is a preference to the Kapunda Playground. We disagree with this decision in every way and note there is a toilet at the rear of the stage which perhaps should be repaired and continue. Members and staff of Light Regional council – please reconsider your deliberations and approve a toilet for the Kapunda playground sooner than later! Peter and Rosie Nottle, Kapunda

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I am looking back into history of the Hamley Bridge bowling club and I have a very faded picture of Hamley Chocolate, Wooroora Association Premiers 1975/76. I would like to get hold of a better photograph if possible but I have no idea which paper took this photo. I am putting together a brief history of the club. If any of your readers knows the whereabouts of the original photo, could you please contact me. My home phone number is 8528 2494 which has an answering machine, or my mobile is 0429 707 778. Ian Parr Hamley Bridge

Valley’s top six at tourism awards Six tourism operators will be representing the Clare Valley at the upcoming 2009 South Australian Tourism Awards. Local businesses ranging from tourist attractions to wineries and accommodation will all compete in their respective categories for the opportunity to be named one of the State’s best tourism operators. These are: Brice Hill Country Lodge; Bungaree Station; Gas-

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Laurice Vater and Marilyn Nourse show where the new pig shed will be placed behind the Saddleworth museum.

Saddleworth ‘on show’ Saddleworth locals will relive the festivities of their local show when the Saddleworth and Districts Historical Society hosts its gala day this Sunday. With the last Saddleworth Show held in the early 2000s, for many youngsters it will be their first opportunity to attend a show in their own town – and enter their prized works of art. Organiser Laurice Vater said there were plenty of sections to enter, including cooking, flowers, vegetables, handicraft and needlework,

photography, painting, and children’s sections. Entries are officially due today (Wednesday) but late entries can be accepted at the organisers’ discretion. Laurice is looking forward to the gala day, hoping for great weather to make outdoors stalls and activities all the more enjoyable. The gala day takes place at the museum, hotel function room and in the street, and is open from 11am and 3pm. The fundraiser will help with the relocation of the

Saddleworth Show’s pigshed to an area behind the museum. When the decision was made to discontinue the show, the historical society secured its own piece of history by purchasing the shed, which it now has approval to relocate. However, this comes at a cost, and the committee believes a gala day is an appropriate fundraiser for the cause. Admission costs $5 for adults, and children under the age of six can enter for free.

A plan guiding natural resource management was officially launched at the recent Paskeville Field Days. The Northern and Yorke Natural Resource Management Board (NYNRM) plan was completed a year ago, and endorsed by State government soon after, but wasn’t officially launched until the Field Days. Next task is for consultation on the board’s planned actions for the next year. This will happen in December. NYNRM presiding member, Merv Lewis, said the plan comprised four elements – a state of the region report summing up the region and its natural resources; a section addressing issues and strategies that might be considered to deal with those issues; the board’s intended actions for the next 12 months to three years; and a section addressing regulatory issues that must be dealt with under the Natural Resource Management Act such as water, biosecurity, and pest weeds and animals. “The major issues are things like sustainability of our natural resources in a biodiversity sense,” Mr Lewis said. Coastal development and global warming and their impact on the coastline was one of the key issues, according to Mr Lewis, along with the sustainability of the agricultural assets and associated industries which make up a large component of the region. Mr Lewis said the board would be working with local communities to address the issues. “The community in this region is very good,” he said. “They have been doing land care for a long time through progress associations, coastal groups and all sorts of groups.” The plan was compiled by the board, industry experts and community input and went out for consultation late last year. Mr Lewis was pleased with the final plan and said it would be a useful tool for the community. “We think it’s an asset for the community into the future,” he said.

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Presentation of service awards and the naming of this year’s Long Plains Red Cross baby entrant were highlights of the Long Plains Red Cross annual luncheon and fashion parade last week. President, Gwen Secome, thanked 2009 baby entrant Alice McArdle and her parents for their effort which saw the branch win the highest branch per capita in the smallest community section and overall for the state. Gwen then welcomed Kathy Leake and her second son Christopher, and announced they have agreed to be the branch baby entrant for the coming year. Area co-ordinator for Mid North and Districts, Jenny Tiller, presented service awards to Val Daniel (60 years) and Julie Harford (10 years). Val joined Long Plains Red Cross in 1949 and has always been a willing worker helping with extra fundraising activities such as knitting socks in the 50s and making boys pyjamas and girls nightdresses in the 60s. Always looking to

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Think pink to join fight RIGHT: Organisers Di Gregor (left) and Joy Ryan present an information pack to community librarian, Kevyna Gardner. LEFT: (From left) Frank Crawford, Blade Williams, Kaylee Redpath and (front) Cooper Binns from Balaklava Community Children’s Centre. BELOW: Marc van Kleef adds his support to the day.

A crowd of women, children and men gathered at Balaklava Triangle last Friday to turn the lawns into a mini field of women. Local breast cancer support group Friends in Pink organised the event to pay tribute to those affected by breast cancer, and an army of supporters planted pink

women, dedicated to those they knew who had suffered or died from the illness. The support group presented an information pack to Balaklava Community Library librarian, Kevyna Gardner, with the aim of making information more readily available.

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Horror show! Black shop full of bright spots


Derek Friedrichs as Orin the dentist.

Jo Kowalick, the ditsy blonde, Audrey. Steve Renshaw (top right) as Mr Mushnik, with Jonathan Jenkins, as nerdy Seynour – and the plant, which had Steve Guy as its booming voice! PHOTOS: Geoff Spence

ittle Shop of Horrors represented a series of firsts for Balaklava Community Arts – Heather Crawford’s directorial debut, a number of acting debuts, BCA’s first use of puppetry and, most significantly, its first musical to tackle a controversial, even gruesome, storyline. It’s a black musical comedy about the employee of a flower shop on Skid Row, who finds fame after discovering an exotic talking plant that must devour fresh blood to thrive. A spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies, it has an entertaining score, with musical styles ranging from rock’n’roll to Motown. On the whole, BCA pulled it off in an entertaining and at times impressive manner. One difficult aspect of staging was the plant that grew and took over the set, requiring increasingly complex puppetry. It would be no easy task to manipulate a larger-than-life puppet and the puppeteers performed with great consistency and skill. Keeping the set and lighting design simple assisted in meeting this challenge. The voice of the plant, Steve Guy, with his deep booming tones, was cast perfectly and

REVIEW: Kate Spence provided wonderful animation and humour to the role, particularly in his song, Git It (Feed Me), which was complemented by some great guitar work from the band. It was pleasing to note the strength of the male cast, as male performers have been thin on the ground for the BCA in the past few years. Jonathan Jenkins played Seymour, the nerdy, downtrodden flower shop employee who discovers the plant. Jenkins, in his first theatrical performance, had all the poise of a talented veteran of musical theatre. Always hunched-over and shy, he spoke with a well-projected high-pitched American accent that was easy to follow. His delivery was thoroughly entertaining, as were his musical numbers. Derek Friedrichs played Orin, the sadistic dentist. His portrayal of Orin was menacing from the start. His comedic timing was impeccable, and an increasingly high-pitched giggle (from Orin’s fondness for laughing gas) was infectious

Friedrichs and Jenkins both demonstrated some fantastic on-stage chemistry, culminating in the song Now (It’s Just the Gas) and some very funny audience participation. The greatest disappointment was that Friedrichs’ performance ended in the first Act, due to Orin’s fatal overdosing on gas. Jo Kowalick, another person tackling her first stage role, played Audrey, the ditsy blonde bombshell with a heart of gold. Her vocals in Somewhere that’s Green and Suddenly Seymour were beautiful and heartfelt, and sympathetically accompanied by Melanie Redden on piano. Kowalick seemed to settle into the role as the performance progressed, and the more animated she became, the more enjoyable and endearing was her performance. Steve Renshaw, in his acting debut, played shop owner Mr Mushnik and his comic jig in the song Mushnik and Son was a highlight, though sometimes it was not easy to understand his dialogue. The trio of Crystal (Aishlea Smith), Ronnette (Eleisha Arbon) and Chiffon (Aliza Hedaux) provided important commentary to the storyline and much of the show’s

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musical interest. Whilst their vocals were often strong, they also struggled with some harmonies and at times were difficult to hear. More choreography and better costuming would have enhanced their important role in the show and more firmly conveyed the era of the setting. Director Heather Crawford would be justified in feeling pleased with her efforts to arrange the cast, set and props on stage to create a thoughtful and visually interesting production. Heidi Zerk, now an experienced musical director, managed her band’s music so well that often it was not noticeable with all the activity on stage. This is perhaps one of the most significant marks of success for a musical director and musicians. The band was skilled, tuneful, always aware of sound balance, and obviously enjoyed the fun of the music. Little Shop of Horrors has been a great success for the BCA and may well mark a new era of modern musicals for the group. It was a memorable and enjoyable production with some stand-out performances that were a privilege to experience.

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Hamley Bridge: A desire to preserve the history of Hamley Bridge for future generations and to inform visitors of its rich past has led to a plan to create a Heritage Trail for the town. While still in its infancy, the project will take the form of a plaque with a photo and a brief history of the more significant sites around town. Information can then be included in a brochure and made available from local businesses for a self guided walk or drive around the heritage town. Project facilitator, Louise Wren said the project came out of discussions at community meetings and would benefit the local community and also promote Hamley Bridge to the wider community and tourists. “We are going to endeavour to be included in the Heartland Heritage Trail which is promoted through the Tourism Commission,” she said. Louise is working on a time-line of historical events showing the progress of the town and plans to display it in the old butchers shop on the corner of Annie Street (where the glass mosaics are) for comment, additions or alterations. She is keen to get her hands on any old photos or historical information, particularly of any of the shops or businesses in town , which would assist with the project “Even if it can’t be used for the heritage trail we’ll keep the information for a possible permanent history display in the institute in the future,” Louise said.

The Plains Producer, Wednesday October 21, 2009

As it is now

ABOVE: The main street today and (RIGHT), photographed in 1926, from the Mortlock Library, courtesy of the State Library of South Australia. BELOW: Heinz Motors as it is today, and in a photograph, possibly from the late 1800s. Note the door and window on the right of the building today, compared with that behind the carriage.

... and then

Town prospered with the railway Steeped with splendid history from its earliest beginnings as a break-of-gauge railway station in 1868, Hamley Bridge became an outstanding model of a nineteenth century innovative town which embraced the new era of mechanisation creating its own thriving self sufficient community. Until the late 1920s the prospering rail town saw thousands of visitors frequent its tea rooms, shops and recreation areas awaiting their next train. As well as a bustling business centre, flour mills, chaff mills and a cordial factory brought many workers to the town. Mr J G Traeger’s big implement factory started as a tiny blacksmith shop and manufactured the stump jump plough and

brought electricity to the town, on-selling it to residents, making the town one of the first South Australian country towns to have electricity. A significant heritage area exists around the River Light which includes the brick kiln (chimney still standing). Its products helped create many buildings. In 1927 came a setback for the town. The narrow gauge was broadened, and this, together with the depression, dealt the town a severe blow. The trains that had once had to stop and unload passengers and freight now went straight through to Gladstone. The thriving rail centre was gone along with the more than 400 railway workers who had lived in the town.


Plains Producer, Wednesday October 21, 2009


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International films at Blyth cinema festival Blyth Cinema will roll out the red carpet when it hosts the first Clare Valley Film Festival next year. The festival will spotlight international and Australian film makers, and is the idea of London-based filmmaker and former Auburn man Chris Bishop. Chris, who attended Clare High School, has formed a festival which has attracted more than 100 international entries and 30 Australian entries, also including a local competition to inspire aspiring Mid North film makers to get behind a camera. Since leaving the Clare Valley, Chris has had

more than five years experience as a filmmaker, working on projects ranging from short film dramas to dance films to documentaries. And in the lead-up to the festival, a glamourous dinner will set the scene next month, when a selection of short films will be previewed and diners can enjoy delicious food and wine in the Blyth Town Hall - while making the most of the formal-dress occasion. The dinner will be held on Wednesday, November 4, and details can be found at www. Those attending are asked to respond by Sunday. The film festival itself takes place on January

23 at Blyth Cinema, and it is hoped the festival will become a biennial event. In the lead-up, filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers can learn new tricks and techniques in a workshop on Wednesday, January 20, which focuses on low to no budget film making. The following day, the Clewers 24 hour Film Challenge will test peoples’ skills, when they are given a prop they must use to make a threeminute ‘On the long road’ themed short film. The festival is then officially opened on the Friday evening, when three short films will be screened, followed by the feature length documentary ‘The Sweeney - the life and work of

Jim Sweeney’. A question and answer sessions and short films screening takes place on the Saturday before the announcement of award winners from all categories. It is hoped school students will become involved in the film festival. In recent years, schools have been involved in the Eat My Shorts short film festival for youth aged 12 to 25 years. Films are collected in October and screened in a local community cinema. Organisers hope some of these will also be entered in the Clare Valley Film Festival. For more information on any of these events visit

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Local councils are calling for nominations for candidates for the 2010 Australia Day Awards. The awards, sponsored by the Australia Day Council, honour people who have made an outstanding contribution during 2009 and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years. Each council will give an award.Categories are: • Community Event of the Year, presented to the person or group who has staged the most outstanding community event during the year; • Young Citizen of the Year, to be eligible the person must be under 25 years of age on January 26 next; and • Citizen of the Year, to be eligible, the person must be 25 years or older on 26 January next. Nomination forms are available form each of the Councils or from their websites – District Council of Mallala (; Wakefield Regional Council ( and Clare and Gilbert Valleys (www.claregilbertvalleys. Nominations must be received by Clare Council by 4pm on November 13; Wakefield Regional Council by 5pm on November 6 and by Mallala Council by 5pm on December 4.

ADELAIDE Plains Male Voice Choir with their pianist, Marjorie Lush.

Song of Australia honour for choir About 35 members of the Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir will join with the Adelaider Liedertafel choir to celebrate the 150-year history of Song of Australia with a special choral performance at the Uniting Church, Tod Street, Gawler on Sunday. Song of Australia was composed by Carl Linger, founding conductor of the Adelaider Liedertafel in 1858, and had

its first public performance in Gawler in 1859. Centenary celebrations were held at the Gawler Institute on October 22, 1959 and this year marks the song’s 150-year history with Gawler. Entertainment begins at 2pm and will include items by the Adelaide Liedertafel 1858 Choir, the Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir and a guest artist. Admis-

sion is $10 and tickets are available from choir members or phone Peter Reeh (1858 Adelaider Liedertafel) 8264 7195 or Don Bubner (Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir) 8528 6121. It is fitting that the concert will also mark the 151st anniversary of the Adelaide Liedertafel 1858 and its strong connections with Carl Linger and Gawler.

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The new Brinkworth community shelter shed is put to good use by car club members.

Brinkworth website attracts clubs Classic cars from three clubs descended on Brinkworth en masse on Sunday, October 11, providing a magnificent spectacle of gleaming paint and metalwork in the Stockyard Reserve parking area, near the centre of town. The gathering was the brainchild of Mike Osborne of Maitland Auto Preservation Society (MAPS), in his capacity as organiser of the “Over the Hills and Far Away” club run. Intrigued with Brinkworth as a possible destination, he had looked up the Brinkworth website then contacted locals, resulting in a suggestion from

the Progress Association that they provide lunch for his members. About 55 enthusiasts, from the MAPS, PADARC (Port Pirie) and NARC (Northern Areas) clubs tucked into a variety of homemade mornays and casseroles in the picnic atmosphere of the new Community Shelter Shed. After a quandong and cream dessert some visitors enjoyed a guided walk along Peppertree Trail, to learn a little of Brinkworth’s extensive railway heritage, while others browsed among the exhibits in the History Museum, housed in the original Catholic church building. – ANNE GREEN

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Plains Producer, Wednesday October 21, 2009

SPECIAL FEATURE v Seniors month

n October is Seniors Month – a time to focus on the achievements and contributions of older people in the community.


t 95, Balaklava’s Selma Welke sits down for dinner with her family every day. A difficult feat given they are scattered across Australia and around the world! But her seven children, 13 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren remain close to her heart. So Selma surrounds herself with photos of her loved ones, regularly changing the large board of photos directly opposite her seat at the dining table. Still in good health, Selma remains in her own home which she and her late husband Clarence built in Balaklava after their retirement in 1977. For Selma, it was a return to the town where she spent her childhood from the age of six, growing up with her mother and eight siblings. Despite a strong dislike for studying, Selma (nee Schwarz) excelled

SELMA Welke with her family photos and (below) in Tim Lacey’s 1915 Model T Ford, which was purchased at Balaklava Motors. It was taken to the South East but Tim discovered its local history at the recent Field Days, where the car was on display. The original owner’s greatgrandson recognised the car!

Selma always with family at school, until having her tonsils removed in year seven and complications kept her home from school for several months. But with help from her teacher Mr Smith, Selma soon caught up and even topped the class when it came to getting her qualifying certificate.

“I was always good at arithmetic and geometry and got full marks for that,” Selma said. She admitted English wasn’t her strong point,

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although she was very good at spelling. “They wanted me to be a teacher, but I hated studying,” Selma said. Instead, Selma did one year of high school then entered the work force, working at peoples homes, farms, and cleaning for businesses. “I worked in the Savings Bank in Balaklava doing housework, and at the Commercial Bank, and I got married when I was 25.” Selmametherhusband Clarence at a party. “In those days you’d go to a party and have all the boys sitting in

one row, and all the girls sitting in another, and I thought well that’s silly so I went and sat with the boys, and that started it,” she said. The couple were together for five years before they were married, moving to Yacka then Gulnare, and eventually buying a farm at Snowtown. Together, they had eight children, but sadly one passed away as a baby. It was a busy life on the farm for Selma and Clarence, and children Lynette, Margaret, Pat, Kevin, Darryl, Robert and Yvonne.

“Farm life was a good life,” Selma said. “I used to milk 12 cows each day, and when we finally decided to get a milking machine we left the farm.” Since their retirement, the farm has been in the hands of son Darryl. Selma developed an interest in quilting, using skills learnt from years of making her own clothing

and clothes for her children. “But I don’t want to see a needle these days,” she said. Instead, she keeps her garden orderly, pulling weeds and relying on Pat’s help for the heavier work. Celebrating her 95th birthday last month, Selma was thrilled to have a chance to sit in a 1915 Ford, owned by neighbour Tim Lacey.

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CHAP celebrates community service


ountry Home Advocacy Project (CHAP), a provider of in-home support to the frail aged, younger people with disabilities and their carers, celebrated its 20th birthday recently. CHAP was incorporated in April 1989 and opened for business on July 17, funded for a two-year pilot “Community Options Program”. Its original offices were based in Gawler, Balaklava, Clare and Angaston hospitals with a brokerage model which continues to be used. This means independent, self employed contractors are engaged to provide services in the home following an assessment of need by a CHAP coordinator. Originally there were four coordinators and an executive officer to oversee the project with a budget of $145,000. This provided inhome services to about 100 people through the Home and Community Care (HACC) Program. A Board consisting of the hospital CEOs governed CHAP. Over time CHAP moved into its own community locations and the Board membership changed to the current eight community minded members from across the regions it serves – Yorke Peninsula was included in 2000. CHAP recognised there were gaps in service provision and so was instrumental in assisting Carers Link (Barossa) and Country North Community Services (Clare) to be established This philosophy of interacting with the community and other service providers continues with staff attending local networking meetings to facilitate referrals. Current CEO, Mick Brock said,

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20 Years THE CHAP team celebrates their 20th anniversary at Balaklava. From left are Brenda Cameron, Chris Guerin, Dianne Fraser, Merry Bennett and Louise Bach.

“The instigators of CHAP would be amazed at how CHAP has grown from such humble beginnings.” He said over the past 20 years, CHAP’s budget had grown to $3.5m and its programs from the pilot Community Options Program to Community Aged Care Packages (91) and HomeAssist. “It is also an approved provider for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Veterans’ Home Care program. Funding is received from both the State and Federal govern-

ments for these programs.” The number of people receiving support at home has also increased with the additional programs available. In the 2008/2009 financial year, 1,271 people received 69,245 hours of service. People are able to start with low level services from CHAP such as domestic assistance, social support and home maintenance (HomeAssist) and, as their needs increase for example, personal care), progress to the higher level programs (Com-

munity Options and Community Aged Care packages) while retaining the same person coordinating their service. CHAP continues to be flexible and innovative with its service provision to achieve its aim of enabling people to remain at home as long as possible. Staff are the backbone of any organisation and CHAP is proud of the contribution the staff have made over the years to the clients they serve. “The professional and respect-

ful manner in which they approach their work is central to the ethos of the organisation,” Mick said. CHAP staff numbers have increased along with the programs and budgets and there are now 36 staff members, comprising the chief executive officer, manager finance and IT, four team leaders, 20 coordinators, five relievers and five administration staff. CHAP also manages two respite units in Clare – “Clare Revive” – which provide respite for carers and are used by people wishing to take a break in the Clare Valley. Mick added as the percentage of aged people in the population increased, CHAP looked forward to the challenges this would bring ensuring it remained at the forefront of service delivery.

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Celebrating 20 years of service to the community CHAP provides a comprehensive range of in-home support programs to frail older people in Owen, Mallala, Hamley Bridge, Dublin, Port Wakefield and surrounding areas. In-home support services are based on the individual’s needs and preferences. These may include domestic assistance, personal care, minor home maintenance and social support to access shopping / medical appointments or to participate in community activities. CHAP may also assist clients, where appropriate, to obtain services from other agencies with which they have close connections within the community. The Wakefield Plains CHAP team is located in Balaklava and are happy to assist you with any enquiries on 8862 2155.

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Plains Producer, Wednesday October 21, 2009

n SIX-yearold Thomas Michael proudly displays the $5000 cheque he won as first prize in the recent Balaklava Football and Netball club raffle. Mum Narelle says Thomas wants to buy “lots of chewies” with the cash! The tooth fairy might decide on something else.

n Recognise this local family? Balaklava’s Philip “Boss” Taylor wife Dianne and children Emily and Kate visited Sovereign Hill museum in Ballarat on a recent tour through Victoria. They are pictured dressed as pioneers from the goldrush era.

Louise turns 21

n Louise O’Halloran celebrated her 21st birthday with family and friends at Balaklava Golf Club on Saturday night. Louise is pictured with parents Bev and Des, cutting her novel birthday cake. Louise was joined by many of her fellow students from Uni SA Mawson Lakes, where she is studying for a home economics teaching degree.

n Recipe for fun – Hummocks netballers on an end-of-season trip converged on Huey’s Cooking Adventures at Seppeltsfield Winery in the Barossa. The quick stint on camera far outshone “Bridget the Barossa Bride.” Huey had a lot of trouble trying to pronounce Hummocks, let alone understand the location but he did put in a good rap for Adelaide Plains in the closing credits with some of the op shop dressed girls really turning it on for the camera. The episode is expected to be aired next March.

REGULAR customer Ray Winnall makes a purchase from Ian Langdon.

n AUBURN volunteers prepare meals for cyclists (from left) rear: Roger Schmerl, Helen Whiteman,Trish Schmerl,John Williams,Ted McDermid, Doug Kench,John Osborne,Peter Lane, Lynton Viant, Tom Marling, Maxine Allen. Front: Gill Baum,Paul Naughton, Mary Byrne, Glenise Osborne and Ann Robins.

Cycling dollars boost Auburn recreation areas

By George, Ian’s back! True to his word, Ian Langdon from Langdon’s Shoe Store at Balaklava has returned to George street. Ian opened the doors of the popular shoe store last month for a couple of days and again last week and so far the response has been “really, really good.” The store closed in January but at the time Ian said he would open on selected days to allow his regular customers to purchase shoes. Langdons operate two other stores, in Clare and Kadina. Long time Langdon’s shoppers have been glad to see the shop

open and have taken advantage of the bargains on offer. Ladies, men’s and children’s shoes including summer sandals, school shoes, sports shoes and work boots are available at 10 per cent off regular prices. Sale super specials and half price specials are also up for grabs and different sizes can be sourced from Ian’s other shops. Ian plans to open the shop for a couple of days each month while the response is good. Keep an eye out for the dates of the next opening, in future editions of the Plains Producer.

IT WAS a busy time for residents of Auburn, when 225 cyclists descended on the town during the recent Bicycle SA annual tour. Many camped on the town oval after riding from Williamstown to Auburn and were fed a three course

hot meal at the Auburn Recreation Park kiosk. The meal was provided by the Auburn committee and served by many local volunteers. Auburn oval looked very picturesque with hundreds of colourful tents and a large marquee pitched on it. The commit-

tee is very thankful to the volunteers who served the hungry riders in about an hour. With a raffle, bar run by the cricket club and proceeds from the dinner and camping, the recreation park committee aims to upgrade facilities at the grounds and caravan park.

n 90th birthday – Brinkworth’s Von Adams recently celebrated her 90th birthday with her brothers and sister. From left are Ray Kirchner, Gert Behenna, Von and Joe Kirchner. (Absent: Sylvester Kirchner).

Plains Producer, Wednesday October 21, 2009


NEWS v Balaklava Housewife mega star Dame Edna Everage leads the ‘A List’ to dine at ...

Holly wood Planet Service and food ‘out of this world’ Balaklava High School year 12 food and hospitality students provided an exceptional dinner for staff and their partners as part of their course requirements. The theme “Hollywood Planet” got guests into the mood and there were many staff who dressed up as “Hollywood” characters, including a posse of Men in Black, some Bollywood stars and our own Dame Edna Everage. Teacher Kerry Williams said she was extremely proud of the students’ performance and their ability to work as a team. The students prepared a three course meal, consisting of dishes such as mushroom risotto cakes with a spicy tomato sauce, chicken stuffed with pesto, wrapped with prosciutto and served with a honey mustard sauce and a meringue nest with mixed berries

and a strawberry rhubarb sauce. The meal was complemented with homemade bread rolls and handmade petits fours. Kerry said considering the class of seven students – Belinda Blackwell, Tom Chen, Jessica Collinson, Emma Fry, Kirsty McArdle, Amy Rapko and Leah Tynan – had limited food and hospitality experience, they provided outstanding service and a well constructed menu that included a variety of interesting and flavour packed choices. Kerry said comments from those who attended were all very positive. The students used their trip to Graduates Restaurant at Regency TAFE earlier in the year as a guide to putting on their own function. All aspects of the night were considered and planned including the theme, decorations,

ABOVE: Dame Edna, aka Di Chivell, graced the diners with her presence. RIGHT: ‘Bollywood’ stars Vandana Mahajan and Kevyna Gardner.

THE team (from left) rear: Kirsty McArdle, Emma Fry, Tom Chen, Jessica Collinson, Amy Rapko. Front: Leah Tynan and Belinda Blackwell. music, food service and menu. Kerry and the year 12 food and hospitality students thanked local businesses Foodland, Marc’s Meats and Fine Foods for supplying goods and enabling them to produce such a high quality event.

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The Way

We were 5

YEARS AGO October 2004

•Little James Saunders was presented with a teddy bear and silver mug after winning third place in the Hoyleton Red Cross baby competition, in the category ‘towns with a population of 200500.


YEARS AGO October 1999

•Promising young Mallala cricketer Willy Serle joined players from around the state at the annual Bank SA Country Cricket Camp, joining 40 other junior cricketers for intensive coaching over four days.


YEARS AGO October 1989

•Yvette King of Mallala graduated as a probationary constable in the SA Police Force, commencing duties at the Holden Hill Police Station.


• Oct 23-30: Kidman Art Show Kapunda. • Oct 24: Balaklava High School’s Masquerade Ball, BTH. • Oct 25: St John’s Lutheran Church Centenary, Brinkworth; Pinery Market 9am-2pm. • Oct 30: Two Wells Blue Light Dance, Two Wells Community Centre. • Oct 31: Sevenhill producers market; Arabesque Dance Studio, BTH. • Oct 31 & Nov 1: Kapunda Show. • Nov 1: Old Time Dance, Long Plains Hall; Sunday Breakfast at HB Institute. • Nov 2: Brinkworth Progress Association meeting. • Nov 3: Two Wells Red Cross Melbourne Cup luncheon, Community Centre. • Nov 5: Bingo at Dublin Institute. • Nov 6: Blyth Paper Drive; Remembering the Wireless/Radio of Gone days, Dublin Institute. • Nov 7: Balaklava, Port Wakefield, Owen, Mallala Paper Drive. • Nov 8: Port Wakefield Reunion. • Nov 9: Two Wells Neighbourhood


Plains Producer, Wednesday October 21, 2009

LOCAL v Living

Icecream – a popular treat even for Emperors! Most of us have eaten icecream in some form, but have you ever wondered who “invented” it? Apparently, there are numerous myths and theories about where it all began, and it seems that it goes back a very long way – to the ancient Chinese! It is recorded as “snow icecream” – a mixture of snow and ice from the mountains, mixed with fruit, wine and honey to make a tasty treat for the Emperors to enjoy. The Romans also had their version and Nero, their Emperor in 62AD, is recorded as sending his slaves to get snow and ice from the mountains so he could enjoy it mixed with nectar, fruit and honey. Marco Polo brought back a recipe from China to Italy in the 1200s

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– mixing yak milk with snow to make it creamy. The idea of mixing milk into snow icecream caught on quickly, and the rich people of Italy were soon enjoying frozen milk. It spread to France when Catherine de Medici of Florence, Italy, married the French king, Henry II, in 1533 – she took the Italian recipe with her and there were many French cooks making it. One French chef opened a shop to sell the tasty treat – he is recorded as the first

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Supported by Balaklava Veterinary Service. Phone: 8862 2088 Many owners believe that dog training is only for those who wish to compete in obedience trials. Obedience or Dog Training clubs guide dog owners in the methods used to “train” dogs. It is necessary to learn how to get the dog to understand our wishes and how to ensure he responds. The most effective methods utilise the dog’s wish to please his owner, and he will readily do this if he is rewarded liberally with praise for the correct behaviour. • Training the pet

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The homogeniser, which gave icecream a really smooth texture, was invented in 1899, and by 1902 this same inventor, August Gaulin, had made a new kind of icecream freezer, to make it freeze faster. The icecream cone was patented in 1903 by Italo Marchiony, who had been serving icecream in glasses from a push cart on New York streets, but the people were either walking off with his glasses or breaking them, so he invented an edible “waffle cup”. A year later, EA Hamwi introduced the waffle cone at the St Louis World Fair, because the icecream vendors were running out of dishes in which to serve the icecream. Next time you enjoy an icecream, you will know where it all began.


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to add flavours like chocolate and strawberry to the frozen milk. Charles I visited France in the 1600s and took the recipe back to England and by 1700, it was in America. The first icecream parlor opened in New York in about 1776, and the President’s wife, Dolly Madison, was serving it to her White House guests in 1812. The first known hand-cranked icecream churn was invented by an American, Nancy Johnston, in 1843, and Jacob Fussell opened the first icecream factory in 1851 in Baltimore, Maryland. He sold his icecream from a wagon (the first “Mr. Whippy”?). Between 1847 and 1877, more than 70 improvements were patented for icecream churns.

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Good reasons to train your dog dog is an education for the dog and owner in how to teach the dog to live in harmony with humans. • Training means spending time with your dog - at least 1 0 minutes per day practising lessons learnt. Both the dog and owner should find this time fun and strengthening to their relationship. • The dog will learn to respect the owner as the authority figure. • Training will help overcome common problems such as

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jumping on visitors. • Training will add variety to the dog’s life and help prevent boredom – in turn overcoming behavioural problems, such as digging and unnecessary barking in bored dogs. • Training impresses people. While the dogs around you are out of control you’ll be proud of your dog’s response to your commands. • Trained dogs are easier to handle when grooming or at the

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Let your church wayside sign communicate. It may be the passerby’s only contact with the Christian message.

n The Church notices published below are supplied by local churches and will continue to be repeated weekly as a service directory. Churches should advise us of any changes immediately – or in the last week of the preceding month. Please advise changes by emailing

veterinary clinic. • Some Councils give concessions on registration fees for trained dogs. • Trained dogs m ay c o m p e te i n competitions. Training should always be enjoyable and is a challenge for the dog and owner to achieve new levels. Competition ranges from basic commands through to agility where dogs compete against the clock over an obstacle course etc. • Trained dogs are a pleasure to take for a walk and a pleasure to own.

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LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am LUTHERAN Auburn...................... 9.00am Balaklava................... 11.00am UNITING Mallala....................... 8.45am Two Wells................ 10.30am Owen Comm............11.00am Hamley Bridge.......... 9.15am Windsor .................... 9.00am Balaklava.................. 10.00am Nantawarra...........With Lochiel Lochiel......................10.00am Pt Wakefield..............11.00am

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Plains Producer, Wednesday October 21, 2009


SPORT v Golf

On the green at Balaklava

LEFT: Rob Veitch of Balaklava putts on Saturday. RIGHT: Barry Michael in action on the ninth green.

BALAKLAVA’S Rob Lawson chips the ball on the 18th.

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RON Butterworth in action on the 18th.

CAPtain Peter Lamont just misses the putt.

DIGBY Addison positions his ball ready for a putt on the ninth.

Yet another Saturday and yet another strong field, in excess of 30, essential ingredients for a satisfying Stableford stoush. They’re baaaaack - the A Grade mob that is, comprising over one-third of the field. They put on a quite masterful display of good golf, led by Bill Parkin who scored 43 points, while hitting just one stroke over his best-ever off-the-stick effort. Very pleasingly, it was a good day out as well for that demon tyre tradesperson Roger Hahn, who totted up a casual 37 points to bump off our shiny new president, Bill Lokan, on a count back. Trailing this trio were M. Hameister (36), R. Butterworth (36), R. Lawson (33), A. Bastian (33), P. Lamont (32), I. Michael (30), L. Durdin (28) and M. Loy (28). Not only a caring, compassionate council wallah but also obviously, a competent club cleaver, young Rob Vietch made a surprise yet sartorial appearance and swept all before him in the B Grade. His 40 points just shaded fast-finishing Tate Michael (39) and the ever-reliable John Michael (37). Behind them ranged a row of ragged ratbags comprising B. Michael (34), W. Berry (33), D. Addison (33), D. Trickett (32), D. Rodgers (31), A. Manuel (30) and deserving of a special mention in dispatches, Wayne (oh the pain!) Nagle who, having dislocated a finger bone half way through the latter nine, bravely soldiered on in considerable pain to accrue a gallant 28 points. (Even with one hand, he managed to out drive his two fellow players on one hole). Barry Thompson brought his big belting, bellicose best to bear on an un-suspecting C Grade field, climbing to the peak of the podium with a victorious 43 points. Corey Temby continued his increasingly fine form with a handsome 40 points, enough to slice and dice Dean “Ham hocks” Robinson back into third place on a count back. Blasted into submission were T. Whish (35), S. Purdue (35), A. Henstridge (35) and M. Bell (17). The Juniors fought it out to the bitter end. By turning the tables on his arch rival, Jordan Taylor (49) crushed Jordan Wilson (46), while Jake Michael continued to play steady, improving golf and score an excellent 32. Our A Graders also produced three Birdies, by Peter Lamont at the 3rd., Rob Lawson on the 8th. and Bill Parkin the 10th.. Nearest The Pin prominence was gained by

Trevor Whish (3rd.), Rob Lawson (8th. and 15th.), Jordan Wilson (10th.) and not to be out-done, Bill Parkin (17th).

Balaklava mid week

Dean Trickett won Wednesday’s stableford competition with 40 points from John Curnow 36, Dennis Goudie 36, Merv Hamiester 34, Don Anderson 34, Bill Berry 30 and Gerry Toms 26. Birdies 6 and 13 for M Hamiester.

Hamley Bridge

Saturday’s stroke competition was the first round of the Gawler Caravan Park Summer Cup. Leader on the day was Roland Pawlack 66 from John Mitchell. Scores were: R Pawlack, J Mitchell 66, L Hatcher, D Nation 67, B Pearce 68, W Jackson, A Noack, B Schaefer 69, B Cooper 72, B Schwartz, W Van Pelt, R Heinze, R Ahola 73, D Cooper 74, R Cameron, K Kluske 75, D Russell, G Dahlitz 76, I Fersugon 77, B Zerna 80. NTP: G Dahlitz. Thursday’s results: Winner Ross Heinze 40 from i Ferguson 38, J Bell 37, B Schwartz, C Doudle 35, K Kluske, M Hamesiter 34, R Collins 33, R Smith 32, D Nation 31, A Noack, G Dahlitz 30 with six players scoring in the 20s. Birdies: M Hamestier 1 and 10, B Schwartz 14, J Bell 15.


Another successful and enjoyable season was recently completed. The trophy winners for 2009 were: Club Champion – Christine Perry, runner-up – Kathy Stubing. Handicap Champion – Judi Frost., runner-up – Helen Johnson. Stableford Champion – Helen Johnson. Rhonda Blaser PAR trophy – Aileen Oliver. Judi Frost Captain’s trophy – Helen Johnson. Jen Rowe Putting trophy – Kathy Stubing. Aileen Oliver Medley trophy – Judi Frost. Monthly Voucher: April – Judi Frost; May – Kathy Stubing; June – Jen Rowe; July – Judi Frost; August – Kathy Stubing. Weekly Points – Kathy Stubing. Eclectic – Helen Johnson. Laurel Wreath – Helen Johnson. Silver Spoon – Helen Johnson. International Bowl – Judi Frost. Goblers – Kathy Stubing. Peugeot Women’s Classing Team Winners – Jen Rowe and Kathy Stubing. Next season starts around April 2010 and if you would like to join the Two Wells Ladies Golf contact Tine on 8520 3417 or Judi on 8520 2185 or 0427 417 905. The club caters for learn as you go players.

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SPORT v Bowls

Plains Producer, Wednesday October 21, 2009

First up winners again take honours


Match Results from Thursday October 15. Round Two: All matches were cancelled in accordance with Match Rule 17(e). Four points to each side and 5 shots up. Premiership Table Round Two Side Points Shots Burra Green 12 21 Robertstn Green 12 19 Auburn Red 12 18 Riverton Green 12 10 Riverton Blue 10 12 Robertstn Gold 10 8 Burra Gold 10 5 Burra Red 10 3 Tarlee 10 3 Booborowie 6 (3) Saddlewth Blue 6 (3) Spalding 6 (5) Mintaro 6 (8) Watervale 6 (12) Riverton Black 4 (10) Auburn Black 4 (18) Hallett 4 (19) Saddlewth Gold 4 (21)

Wooroora Women

Balaklava Green 52 d Balaklava Red 50. B Philps 19 d F Rowlands 16, C Goldney 22 d L Barr 19, J Milton 14 d J Wood 12. Mallala White 49 d Hamley Bridge 46. N Bubner 18 d R Jenkin 14, G Cheek 18 d H Bell 13, C King 17 d N Fyfe 15. Owen 48 drew with Port Wakefield 48. B McQuire 16 d H Hocking 13, G Wandel 25 d H Brown 13, M Hayes 19 d B Harkness 10. Two Wells White 58 d Two Wells Red 49. B Molly 18 d S Wood 17, M Maylin 31 d K Prescott 10, S hinkley 21 d M Burdord 10. Mallala Black 61 d Balaklava 40. Y Curnow 19 d L Harkness, B Roney 18 d S Welke 16, J Curnow 24 d K Catford 12. Premiership Table: Mallala White 22, +31; Two Wells White 18, +18; Port Wakefield, 17, +3; Owen 15, +34; Mallala Black 14, +12; Balaklava Green 12 +1; Hamley Bridge 12, -2; Two Wells 6, -12; Balaklava Red 2, -30; Balaklava Golf 2, -56.

PORT WAKEFIELD’S Roger McQuire prepares to send one down during the division one match against Owen on Saturday. Cool, dry conditions greeted bowlers as they contested week two of the Wooroora Men’s bowling season. The closest Division One match, last weekend, featured Port Wakefield’s clash against Owen. Despite having only one rink up, Owen narrowly took the honours by two shots to record their second win for the season. Mallala also has had two wins after holding off the Riverton combination by a margin of five shots. The final match saw Hamley Bridge victorious over Wasleys with two rinks up. Balaklava had the bye for the round. Only two Division One matches will be featured this weekend as Mallala, Owen and

By John Glistak Association secretary Wasleys have byes due to the incomplete round in this Division. One of these matches will feature Balaklava against Port Wakefield. Though it is still early in the season, Balaklava should prove too strong for their opponents. The remaining match features Hamley Bridge against Riverton. This blockbuster should be eagerly contested with Riverton keen to record their first win for the season. Early predictions suggest that Hamley Bridge will be favoured to win, but an upset is not unlikely.

Division One: 17 October 2009 – Mallala 71(10) (J. Evans 31, P. Furst 17, K. Roberts 23) def. Riverton 66(2) (N. Rogers 20, B. Mullins 35, M. Griffiths 11); Hamley Bridge 67(10) (B. Smith 15, D. Rex 28, A. O’Brien 24) def. Wasleys 53(2) (D. Olive 27, R. Bowman 16, L. Ryan 16); Owen 65(8) (G. Harkness 20, B. Parker 21, N. Harkness 24) def. Port Wakefield 63(4) (R. McQuire 22, G. McPharlin 26, R. Murphy 15) Division One Standings – Hamley Bridge 22(45): Owen 20(14); Mallala 18(20); Riverton 8(-5); Balaklava 6(-12), Wasleys 6(-29), Port Wakefield 4(-33) Division One: 24 October 2009 – Balaklava vs Port Wakefield, Hamley Bridge vs Riverton. Mallala, Owen & Wasleys Byes

Sides for saturday

BALAKLAVA - Division 1. Balaklava v Port Wakefield at Balaklava. B Olsen, O Chapman, A Chivell, T Clifford (sk). A Northcott, J Roberts, S Hawke, B Taylor (sk). G Palmer, K McPharlin, D Lamond, P Thompson (sk). Division 2. Balaklava White v Wasleys at Wasleys. Cars: Thirds. H Hebisch, U Clark, N Olsen, M Olsen (sk). L Day, C Stewart, Z Guy, J Olsen (sk). L Braddock, B Moffatt, J Milton, C Milton (sk). Balaklava Blue v Mallala White at Mallala. Cars: Skippers. J McPharlin, D Anderson, C Welke, P McPharlin (sk). R May, J Lee, K Catford, R Barr (sk). R Fitzpatrick, R Greenshields, L Harkness, K Harkness (sk). Balaklava Red v Port Wakefield Blue at Balaklava. T Whittaker, N Sampson, D Beare, C Cowan (sk). M Whittaker, A Barr, B Philp, D Whittaker (sk). K Cottle, R McDonald, L Zerk, R Hillman (sk). Bar: A Northcott, O Chapman, D Chivell. Chicken Wheel: A Barr. OWEN: Division One. Owen: Bye. Division Two. Owen v Riverton at Owen. A Wandel, J Robinson, A Tiller, L Beaty (sk). D Brown, W Hodgetts, R Hill, P Sullivan (sk). P McIntyre, D Hartwell, K Gould, L Hean (sk). Reserves: J Marshman.

‘Lucky seven’ in both division two matches

MICHAEL Barradell bowls for Mallala division two in the match against Port Wakefield.

The two closest matches in Division Two last weekend both featured seven shot margins. In these matches, Mallala White and Hamley Red both recorded their second wins for the season against their respective opponents, Port Wakefield Blue and Riverton Black. Riverton White gained their second win for the season against last season’s Division Two Red Premiers, Hamley White. Balaklava Blue is the remaining member of the quartet with two wins from two matches, courtesy of a forfeit. Other sides to open their win account last weekend were Balaklava Red, Balaklava White and Tarlee. Another intriguing round of Division Two matches awaits bowlers this Saturday. The feature match will see Mallala White host Balaklava Blue. With two wins each, a close match can be expected with the result perhaps not being decided until the final end or so. Most of the remaining matches are also likely to be even contests where the luck of particular bowls here and there could sway the match in a certain direction. Division Two: 17 October 2009 – Balaklava Red 78(10) (C. Cowan 20, D. Whittaker 23, R. Hillman 35) def. Mallala Black 49(2) (M. King 21, K. McDonald 20, G. Donlon 8); Mallala White 77(10) (B. Smith 22, G. Forrest 24, J. Curnow 31) def. Port Wakefield Blue 70(2) (R. McGregor 28, A. Williams 20, T. Dohse 22); Balaklava White 75(10) (M. Olsen

34, J. Olsen 21, C. Milton 20) def. Owen 58(2) (L. Hean 14, I. Freebairn 19, L. Beaty 25); Tarlee 82(10) (I. Rohde 23, D. Branson 30, J. Perry 29) def. Wasleys 56(2) (J. McDonnell 24, J. Williamson 14, T. Prior 18); Hamley Red 72(10) (D. French 25, G. Schilling 19, J. Bell 28) def. Riverton Black 65(2) (L. Schwarz 14, R. Schulz 32, P. Gates 19); Balaklava Blue 12(12) def. Port Wakefield Gold 0(0) Forfeit; Riverton White 84(12) (J. Glistak 30, P. Kelly 27, R. Hannaford 27) def. Hamley White 65(0) (L. Stott 23, I. Parr 22, A. Fyfe 20) Division Two Standings – Balak-

lava Blue 24(75); Hamley Red 22(54); Riverton White 22(43); Mallala White 20(9);Owen 14(22); Hamley White 12(14); Balaklava Red 12(5); Port Wakefield Blue 12(2); Balaklava White 10(-16); Tarlee 10(-13); Mallala Black 4(-38); Port Wakefield Gold 2(-14); Riverton Black 2(-70); Wasleys 2(-73) Division Two: 24 October 2009 – Mallala White vs Balaklava Blue, Port Wakefield Gold vs Hamley Red, Balaklava Red vs Port Wakefield Blue, Wasleys vs Balaklava White, Owen vs Riverton White, Hamley White vs Mallala Black, Riverton Black vs Tarlee.

Buzz Diehl, Owen sends one down during the match at Port Wakefield.

Plains Producer, Wednesday October 21, 2009

sport v District


Gawler racecourse on a winner Gawler racecourse will host 22 meetings next year as a result of redevelopment of the track and the closure of the Victoria Park and Cheltenham tracks in Adelaide. And a Draft Development Plan (DPA) has been released to allow Gawler and Barossa Jockey Club to develop 4.3 hectares of surplus land. Club president, John McKinnon, said the proposed rezoning would help maximise the value of the land.

Mr McKinnon said the club was keen to see the DPA processes completed quickly as proceeds from the sale of the land were required to help fund the $12 million redevelopment of the racecourse site. “While we appreciate the $6 million contribution from the state government, the club stills needs to fund the balance of the cost of the redevelopment,” he said. Mr McKinnon said if the DPA was rejected or significantly amended it would reduce the value of the land

and potentially place the club in a difficult financial position in the long term. He said the long term financial viability of the racecourse was very important to the town for both economic and environmental reasons. “Hundreds of local people rely on the racecourse for their livelihood,” Mr McKinnon said. “There is this misapprehension that the racecourse is just for a few punters. “It’s not. A lot of local businesses

Dawkins acknowledges Adelaide Plains sporting community Adelaide Plains Football Association was acknowledged in Parliament last Wednesday. John Dawkins MLC made a speech about the local sporting community, acknowledging the APFL centenary. Mr Dawkins said he’d played his first game of football in the APFL in 1971 at Hoyleton Oval, and continued to have an interest and involvement with the league.

“It was fitting that on September 19, the grand finals for both competitions (football and netball) were played at the Long Plains recreation ground,” Mr Dawkins said. “In days gone by, many ovals around Australia would have been situated out in the middle of nowhere on the junction of some unsealed roads, and Long Plains is just that. “It is a unique but very Australian venue.”

Mr Dawkins congratulated Mallala Football Club on its A grade premiership and Two Wells for its third successive A1 premiership. Mr Dawkins also attended the Plains Producer medal count and congratulated the football and netball committees. “The medal count this year was a great example of the professional way in which these organisations are run,” Mr Dawkins said.

and families would lose if the racecourse closed down.” Mr McKinnon stressed the only way the racecourse could be kept as an open space for the whole community to enjoy was to ensure the club could achieve long-term financial viability. In state parliament last week, Minister for Racing Michael Wright, said the number of race meetings at Gawler would increase from the current 12 meetings per year to 22, following the upgrade. Responding to a question from local MP for Light, Tony Piccolo, Minister Wright said the racecourse was conveniently situated between the main road and the railway line and it had the potential to draw larger crowds following a significant upgrade. Mr Wright said additional race meetings, plus the availability of the multipurpose function centre for other community-based activities,

were expected to generate greater investment and economic activity for the club and the Gawler and Barossa region. Mr Wright said: “Thoroughbred Racing SA and the Gawler and Barossa Jockey Club have identified land bordered by Main North road and Barnet street as being surplus to their needs following the reconfiguration of the track layout.” Mr Piccolo said confirmation Gawler was to gain additional race meetings was great news for the club and the town as a whole. The redevelopment combined with the additional meetings would lead to a “racing renaissance” in Gawler. “This is certainly good news for those families and small businesses that rely on the horse racing industry for their livelihood,” Mr Piccolo said. “The redevelopment and increase in race meetings will help secure hundreds of jobs in the local area.”

Lower Gilbert Cricket

Dangerous Goods l General Freight l Heavy Vehicles l Hay l Grain & Fertiliser

Shooting adelaide plains rifle

Cyclists & Torrens Valley. A Grade: K Sellick 97.8. B Grade: J Pinyon 94.4. Sighters: J Pinyon 20. Handicap results: P Gale 49.4, 47.5 (4) 100. J Pinyon 48.2, 46.2 (5) 99. K Sellick 49.3, 48.5 (2) 99. P Fry 46.1, 45.2 (5) 96. F Pinyon 42.2, 47.4 (4) 93. D Bradey 46.3, 44.1 (3) 93. P Bradshaw 46.4, 46.3 (1) 93. Cyclists and Torrens Valley F Class. F Open: R Braund 169. F Standard: M Heyward 175. Sighters: C Green 48/60. Handicap: M Heyward 88, 87 (14) 189. C Green 83, 85 (19) 187. R Braund 82, 87 (15) 184. M Williams 78, 66 (30) 183. H Bradshaw 78, 82 (23) 183. D Zerbe 76, 64 (35) 175. R Exon 80, 70 (V) 150. Light River. A Grade: B Semmler 96.11. B Grade: T Bickley 95.5. Sighters: B Clark 19.1. Handicap: B Semmler 49.7, 47.4 (11) 118. T Bickley 48.2, 47.3 (18) 118. B Clark 49.1, 47.3 (17) 117. R Spillman 46.5, 47.3 (13) 114. G Lewis 46.6, 45.4 (13) 114. P Bothwell 41.3, 46.4 (12) 111. B Wrightson 46.2, 44.2 (14) 108. G Moroney 44.2, 40.1 (18) 105. Phoenix. A Grade: D Logos 94.8. B Grade: G Henderson 89.3. Sighters: D Logos 19.2. Handicap: D Logos 49.4, 45.4 (20) 122. M Challen 46.3, 47.2 (22) 120. J Samuel 47.1, 47.2 (22) 120. C Williams 46.3, 47.5 (16) 117. G Henderson 43.3, 46 (22) 113. C George 44.1, 46.2 (16) 109. D Clarke 39.2, 43 (21) 105. E Kanik 38, 48 (11) 103. M Bialkowski 40, 40 (22) 102. Phoenix F Class. F Standard: D Barnard 105. Sighters: K Neale 20. Handicap: D Barnard 51, 54 (17) 122. S Cowie 48, 54 (17) 119. K Neale 52, 45 (17) 114. J Close 48, 44 (17) 109. R Mousley 44, 45 (7) 106. C Moulsey 34, 43 (17) 94. Postal and Railways. A Grade: V Synusas 94.5. B Grade: W Phillips 88.4. C Grade; A Bushell 81.1. Sighters: S Giles 17. Handicap. V Synysas 46.2, 48.3, 94.5. W Phillips 46.2, 42.2, 88.4. A Bushell 37, 44.1, 81.1. M Spendelove 39, 42, 81. S Giles 38, 42.2, 76.2. P Collins 49.7, 46.2 (v) 95.7.

Tennis balaklava night

The showers scattered for the first night of the summer season with 11 teams competing this year. Quite a few new faces were welcomed along with the regulars! One of the regulars put paid to the rumour that you can’t put a round ball in a square hole! Or rather a tennis net post! Kevyna Gardner played the shot of the night, attempting to lob her net opponent, only to watch as the ball dropped into the top of the post, and just sat there! Players were reduced to tears, of laughter that is, with Kevyna’s opponent on debut, Glenda Shepherd, wondering what game she had gotten into! Kevyna’s ‘Setters’ team, led by captain Bec Houston, had a good workout against the absent Diane Gregor’s Dalmatians, with

all players showing flashes of brilliance after dusting off the cobwebs. Julie Bigg was feeling very rusty but started with a bang with partner Chris Brownlie, defeating the winter regulars Bec and Peter Rohrlach. Bec and Peter turned those scores around in the next sets with Kevyna and Jarek Flight. Dalmatians’ Chris was their star featuring in both of their wining sets, the other with Glenda. Chris and Dee Bennett were unlucky to lose a long 5-3 with Dee doing well as the only female on the court in that set! Final score Setters 4-29 to Dalmatians 2-19. The other division two match saw Suzy McDonald’s Whippet’s defeat Chris Allen’s Greyhounds in a thriller 5-19 to 1-21. The set scores don’t indicate how close and even this match was, with two tiebreakers and four 5-3s played. Chris and opponent newie Nicole Parker featured in both ties, ending one apiece. Greyhounds’ Fran Henderson and her opponent Shaun Northcott were very consistent, with every one of their sets being 5-3! Chris and David Northcott showed their testosterone in their last set, playing the girls Nicole and Suzy, winning an excellent tiebreaker and making their set scores a bit more respectable! Greyhounds’ Lorraine made a welcome back to summer nights after a few years off, and had a really good hit against the sneaky Charmaine Brown, with all very close set played including another tie. Well done to all players on a very tight match! It was all happening in the division one games too, with our first draw of the season already! Joy Ryan’s Beagles took on more fancied Helen Barry’s Poodles, but were determined not to come second! Beagles’ Chris Curnow, with his bionic arm, and Joyful, had a great win over Paulie McBride and Julia Hoskin, but Poodles Helen and Gary Wilson were not to be outdone, defeating Tanya Greenshields and Darren Scholz. The second sets saw scores reversed to end up with sets level and Poodles ahead by four games. Chris and Tanya were warmed up by the last set and pulled out the big ones to have a big win over Helen and Paul, whilst Gary and Julia won a tight 5-3 over Dazza and Joy, but it wasn’t enough to win – just to draw! Final scores 3-24 each. Well done on some excellent tennis! Marty Brice’s aptly named Mastiffs also had a thriller, winning by a measly 2 games over Andrew ‘I wanna be captain’ Lane’s Boxers 3-26 to 3-24. Using some old scoresheets to throw me, I’m guessing they started at the bottom of the sheet, with Marty and Cherie Cmrlec unlucky to lose a tiebreaker to the golden oldies Ray Bennett and Helen Durdin. Andrew and the blonde bombshell Josie Thompson had a great win over Di Taylor and Adam Pratt. However Andrew started to think Di could hit as hard asAdam, and hitting harder and harder to – sorry, at – Di.

In the end after being hit numerous times, Di was seen scampering onto the next court to escape any possible further harm! Josie ducked and let Andrew and Adam play a singles, which was the safest thing to do! Marty and Di then won their set together, whilst Adam just couldn’t find his rhythm with Cherie. So Marty worked out the scores needed to knock off the flying starting Boxers and gave his team a pep talk They came out pumped with Adam finally getting his act together with Marty defeating Laney and Ray, whilst Cherie and Di won a marathon tiebreaker over Helen and Josie. Good to see Josie turn up on the right night! An excellent match! The final match saw a one-sided affair, although not giving a true picture as absent fairly young Marie Heaslip’s Spaniels had the younger gun, Scott McDonald, filling in, so had three male spaniels, with Lisa Redpath feeling very lonely as the only female in the team! The Spaniels made short work of Pauline Hill’s Pugs 6-38 to 0-11. Young Pug Robert Lloyd and Tania Allen were unlucky to lose a first set tiebreaker to Lisa and Scott, but we think Tania may have lost her concentration after being hit in the head by her partner! Spaniels Don Veitch and newie Nathan Greenshields made Pauline and Geoff Gardner reveal their briefs on the cold night, with all determined not to let that happen again! Not that there’s anything wrong with that! Three of the next four sets were 6-2s, and a poor old 6-1. Bad luck to the Pugs who were up against it this week. I’m sure you’ll get used to each other and improve next week. We’ll have to see if Gards has managed to remove his makeup before tennis next week! Until next week when we see if Di and Tania have recovered from their bruises…

lower north

Owen Grace Plains 14-115 def Long Plains 10-95. Leonie Selleck lost to Leah Tynan 6-1, Bess Marshman lost to Karen Tynan 6-3, Kathy Harkness def Kirstyn Rundle 6-1, Amy Jordan lost to Carissa Daniel 6-3, Jacki Baker def Amy Daniel 6-1, Luke Marshman def Paul Sharer 6-4. Adam Pratt lost to James Rundle 6-2, Daniel Pratt lost to Heath Pym 6-3, Robert Lloyn def Ross Sharer 6-3, Ben Marshman def Ben Pym 6-3, Craig Sowerby def Karl Algar 6-4, Charles Fry def Nick Algar 6-1. Dalkey 13-105 def Nantawarra 11-95. Stacey Bell lost to Kirsty Williams 6-2. Sally Fritz lost to Tammy Nicholls 6-2. Yvonne Bell def Symonn Hutton 6-3. Penny Barnett lost to Cheryl Appleby 6-1. Cassandra Bell def Alison Baum 6-2. Claire Humphrys def Ashleigh Williams 6-2. George Gregory def Travis Nicholls 62. Luke Wedding lost to Wade Taylor 6-2. Richard Gregory def Darren Woodroofe 6-1. Samuel Wedding def Paul Chivell 62. Joesph Gregory def Ashley Krieg 6-2. Tristan Bell lost to Joshua Appleby 6-4.

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Results of senior A grade 20/20 cricket played on October 10

Hamley Bridge vs Dublin Match won by Dublin Hamley Bridge Batting A.McCabe Ct T.McArdle b R.Amari........11 T.Smith b B.Starr..................................... 3 J.Smith ct H.Walker b T.McArdle........... 32 J.Scahinger ct D.West b L.Walker......... 14 A.Martin Run Out..................................... 3 S.Ireland Run Out.................................. 10 A.Rademacher b S.Dalgleish.................. 1 L.Slok Run Out........................................ 0 J.Eastwood Run Out............................... 5 A.Power Not Out..................................... 3 D.Eastwood........................................DNB Extras 11 Total 9/93 Dublin Bowling Bowler O M W R B.Starr 3 0 1 7 R.Amari 4 1 1 14 J.Chapman 2 0 0 11 S.Dalgleish 4 0 1 19 L.Walker 4 0 1 21 T.McArdle 1 0 1 2

Dublin Batting J.Crosbie b A.McCabe........................... 22 M.Sammons Not Out............................. 61 B.Starr lbw A.Power.............................. 10 D.West Not Out..................................... 12 J.Chapman.........................................DNB S.Dalgleish.........................................DNB G.Telfer b A.Power.................................. 0 T.McArdle...........................................DNB H.Walker.............................................DNB R.Amari...............................................DNB L.Walker.............................................DNB Extras 1 Total 3/106 Hamley Bridge Bowling Bowler O M W R J.Schahinger 4 0 0 16 L.Slok 3 0 0 16 T.Smith 2 0 0 17 A.McCabe 4 0 1 22 A.Power 4 0 2 16 A.Martin 2 0 0 18

Results of senior A grade 20/20 cricket played on October 17

Mallala vs Dublin Match won by Dublin Mallala Batting K.Curnow ct bh R.Amari........................ 22 W.Rudd ct L.Walker b R.Amari................ 6 M.Birchmore st L.Walker....................... 23 R.Montgomery ct b J.Chapman............ 32 B.Montgomery b H.Walker...................... 3 A.Buckley Run Out.................................. 1 A.Fischer b H.Walker............................... 7 B.Work ct&b L.Walker............................. 5 B.Martin Not Out...................................... 4 B.Goudie st L.Walker............................... 0 J.Charstrom........................................DNB Extras 7 Total 9/109 Dublin Bowling Bowler O M W R B.Starr 4 0 0 30 R.Amari 4 0 2 23 J.Chapman 3 0 1 14 S.Dalglesh 2 0 0 15 L.Walker 4 1 3 10 H.Walker 3 0 2 11

Dublin Batting J.Crosbie Not Out.................................. 58 J.Chapman b B.Montgomery................. 12 B.Starr ct W.Rudd b M.Birchmore......... 20 D.West b A.Buckley................................. 1 S.Dalglesh Not Out................................ 12 H.Walker.............................................DNB C.Mason.............................................DNB R.Amari...............................................DNB J.Mason..............................................DNB G.Telfer...............................................DNB L.Walker.............................................DNB Extras 17 Total 3/120 Mallala Bowling Bowler O M W R B.Work 1 0 0 7 M.Birchmore 3 0 1 17 B.Montgomery 4 0 1 13 A.Fischer 4 0 0 20 R.Montgomery 4 0 0 28 B.Goudie 1 0 0 4 A.Buckley 2 0 1 8 J.Charnstrom 1 0 0 7

Results of U/16 20/20 cricket played on October 17

Hamley bridge vs Dublin Match won by Hamley Bridge Hamley Bridge Batting S.Irland Retired..................................... 25 J.Curren Retired...................................... 9 M.O’Neil..............................................DNB L.Henneker.........................................DNB A.Power..............................................DNB S.McCabe Not Out.................................. 0 H.Bubner Not Out.................................... 1 R.Darwin.............................................DNB T.Darwin.............................................DNB C.Darwin.............................................DNB Extras 6 Total 0/42 Dublin Bowling Bowler O M W R M.Avory 3 0 0 20 J.Cowle 2 0 0 14 J.Ratray 1 1 0 0 J.Mashall 1 0 0 1

Dublin Batting M.Avory ct A.Power................................. 9 W.Bedell b J.Currren............................... 1 J.Cowle ct S.McCabe.............................. 5 S.McCrostie b A.Power........................... 0 J.Marshall b M.O’Neil.............................. 3 J.Ratray Not Out...................................... 8 J.Haley ct M.O’Neil................................. 0 E.Pepi b H.Bubner................................... 0 Extras 15 Total 7/41 Hamley Bridge Bowling Bowler O M W R A.Power 3 0 2 7 J.Curren 2 0 1 5 T.Darwin 2 1 0 5 S.McCabe 2 0 1 0 L.Henneker 2 0 0 4 M.O’Neil 2 2 1 0 H.Bubner 1.4 0 1 5


SPORT v Bowls

Plains Producer, Wednesday October 21, 2009

Balaklava triumphs at ladies invitation fours

SNOWTOWN Bowling Club secretary John Hillsden and Ross Julge mow the green on Friday so ladies vice president Coralie Kotz and Margaret Brand could have a game.

Ladies invitation fours were held at Balaklava last Friday. Pictured are first place winners, Balaklava, from left: Kath Catford, Fay Rowland, sponsor Adele Forgie, Heather Menadue and Joy Milton.

Out with the old, in with the new at Snowtown Snowtown Bowling Club will soon have its turf up for sale. The club will replace the current couch grass with tiff dwarf to enhance the green’s performance, in keeping with other clubs. The turf will be cut into 300mm squares early in November. Orders can be made to John Hillsden on 8865 2184 or Kevin Nolan on 8865 2147.

Second place winners, Eudunda, from left: Doreen Twartz, Judy Milde, sponsor Darren Davey, Pat Gordge and Joy Pfitzner.

Wooroora action Third place winners, Owen, from left: Gloria Wandel, Sandy Bubner, Helen Hocking and Gwen Duncan. ABOVE: Mallala’s John Curnow gives his team mate a line during the division two game against Port Wakefield at the sea side town on Saturday. BELOW: Skippers Lex Robertson, Port Wakefield and Glen Bubner, Owen indicate their team’s position.

Some of the 10 new members inducted, from left: Kath Catford, Ivy Southgate, Yvonne Curnow, Shirley Sanders, Jill Ackland, Wayne Reardon, Ron Wurst, Chris Cowan with president Doug Maylin and secretary John Tayler.

New past presidents inducted Ten new members of the Bowls Past President’s Association were inducted at the Lower North Branch Opening, held at Two Wells recently. Players from Balaklava, Mallala, Kapunda, Two Wells, Clare and Nuriootpa were accepted, and inducted by president, Doug Maylin, of Two Wells club. A good turn-up of 54 bowlers enjoyed an

excellent lunch provided by the Two Wells club. However, as soon as the players hit the green for play, the “heavens” opened and a hail/rain squall put an end to bowling for the day. Lower North have members in an area from Clare and Snowtown in the north, to Two Wells, Gawler, and the Barossa and Light, in the south. Any bowler, man or woman, who has been a president of either a bowls club,

or an association, is eligible to join, and new members are always welcome. A coach tour to the next interstate carnival in Bundaberg Qld in 2010 has been planned. Details are available for bowlers or non bowlers from David Lamond – 8862 2334. The next outing is a game against Southern Branch at Morphett Vale on Monday, November 2, commencing at 10.30am.

Plains Producer, Wednesday October 21, 2009

sport v Basketball


SAM van Kleef, Balaklava grabs the rebound ahead of opponent Jack Jenner during the men’s game on Friday night.

The pace is set! New young talent on show • From back page In the youngest boy’s division, division four, both games were close. Jake Tiller for Owen played well enough to lift them to what Dribbler tells me was their first win for a number of years. Only one point separated them and in the game it was two. Samuel Michael played what we thought was a match winning game, but it wasn’t to be. The Long Plains boys had more depth with Ethan Pepe and Nicholas McArdle leading the way. Dribbler reckons Long Plains haven’t had a young boys team for a while, and so this team could be the start of a revival out there on the long plains. The next boy’s division, division three, had some particularly high scores for their age. Brandon Taylor and Tait Nottle seemed to have the ball on a string, and enabled their team to score highly against the keen and reasonably talented Bullets. The Owen boys combined well and looked extremely good with their three “Js” in Jayden, Jared and

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Jarrad leading the way. Dribbler seems to prefer to watch the women’s teams, however on the way he got caught up in the exciting game between Owen and Bulldogs. The lads are young but also good. Tommy Halls put up some great shots for Owen. Dribbler reckons he was trying to let Chad Ruiz know he had some competition. Ben Morton was outstanding too – as he is in a number of sports. I thought the Mavericks were the likely winners in the other division one boys game, but Luke Guy and Ryan McPharlin showed them, and us, that they will be one of the pace setting teams. Dribbler was keen to watch the division one girls game between

Redlegs and Owen. He was quite surprised by the team work and class of the Redlegs girls. Kate Cmrlec and Jessica Angel were just too skilled for the Owen girls. Dribbler reckons they will be hard to beat and that it will take lots of practice and clever strategy. Hamley Bridge has only one team in the competition this year, but going on Friday night’s game it is a good one. Dribbler is always impressed with the class of Kate Smith who, along with Hannah Clark, gave them the edge over the Bulldogs in the division one women. The men’s division, unfortunately, is nothing like last year. Added to this, rain made spectating difficult in the last group of matches and so we went for shelter like some of the teams. Dribbler nearly slipped over in his rush to get out of the rain so it’s lucky he played earlier. Hopefully next week will be warmer so that we can get a better look at teams. See you there.

CHRISTOPHER Barnes, Long Plains goes for a lay-up during the men’s game against the Redlegs.

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men’s division

Div 1 Women

Meercats 36 (A.Pratt 16, B.Traill 9, A.Hill 8,) def Eagles 31 (M.Taylor 11, D.Smith 10, P.Kowalick 4). Redlegs 47 (C.Price 15, D.Hill 6, N .Jericho 6) def Longies 24 (K.Jenkin 16, C.Olsen 3, C.Barnes 2). Sonics 25 (J.Walker 8, B.Catford 6, N .Yates 4) def Bulldogs 18 (J.Brice 5, C.Catipon 4, J.Cmrlec 3). Young Guns 20 (Won On Forfeit) def Hawks 0 (Team Forfeit). Swaggies 26 (H.Pym 11, A.McDonnell 9, J.McArdle 2) def Owen 18 (B.Moreton 5, J.Smith 5, D.Bevan 4).

Long Plains 15 (K.Blackwell 5, C.Fiebig 4, H.McArdle 2) def Lightning 13 (A.Wilson 7, J.Harding 6). Hamley Bridge 34 (H.Clark 8, G.Callery 6, K.Smith 6) def Bulldogs 22 (R.Dixon 6, T.Nottle 4, S.Moulds 4). Owen 23 (S.Wilson 6, S.Florence 4, B.Wedding 4) def Redlegs 13 (S.Mudge 4, J.Smith 4, C.Powell 3).

division 1 Boys Broncos 32 (L.Guy 20, R.McPharlin 10, R.McDonald 1) def Mavericks 17 (J.Jenner 6, L.Williams 5, C.Temby 4). Owen 61 (T.Halls 24, B.Moreton 18, K.Robinson 8) def Bulldogs 21 (C.Ruiz 9, R.Blackwell 6, E.May 2).

division 2 Boys Bulls 32 (C.McPharlin 14, J.Butterfield 14, B.Krieg 4) def Magics 28 (T.Michael 10, H.Veitch 10, B.Heaslip 4). Bulldogs 52 (M.Hill 15, J.Zilm 10, T.Williams 7) def Owen 18 (L.Hobbs 8, M.Woollatt 4, S.Hill 2).

division 3 Boys Bulldogs 69 (B.Taylor 27, T.Nottle 22, S.Parker 8) def Bullets 30 (D.Mumford 12, C.Arbon 10, T.Scholz 4). Owen 50 (J.Wedding 14, J.Pratt 12, J.Dunstan 10) def Pistons 15 (Z.Scholz 6, J.Butterfield 4, J.Michael 3).

ABOVE: Leah Mugge, Cats looks to pass from the circle during the women’s division two game. RIGHT: Long Plains basketballers Ash Hunt and Cory Sharer took a break from shooting hoops to be snapped on Friday night.

division 4 Boys Long Plains 19 (E.Pepe 10, N .McArdle 6, A.Snowden 3) def Spurs 17 (S.Michael 15, L.Franks 2). Owen 11 (J.Tiller 9, T.Munzer 2) def Sonics 10 (A.Lawless 6, T.Lane 2, B.Davey 2).

Division 2 Women Cats 20 (S.Mugge 8, N.Andriske 6, R.Stephens 4) def Thunder 19 (B.Baldwin 5, C.Haynes 3, B.Koch 3). Redlegs 8 (K.Harrison 4, A.Trench 4) def Owen 0.

Division 1 Girls Storm 27 (R.McPharlin 18, T.Gates 4, T.Caines 3) def Long Plains 10 (A.Abberley 6, C.Daniel 2, K.Taylor 2). Redlegs 53 (K.Cmrlec 13, J.Angel 10, T.Nottle 10) def Owen 28 (B.Wedding 19, K.Graham 4, A.Marsden 2).

Division 2 Girls Spurs 44 (S.Faehrmann 16, SG Tiller 16, T.White 12) def Owen 31 (A.Marsden 13, R.Fritz 12, B.Wilson 4). Bulldogs 40 (H.Hoepner 18, D.Hosking 10, C.Pringle 4) def Pacers 11 (C.Wilson 6, T.Lawson 2, T.Durdin 2). Suns 36 (S.Tiller 16, B.Koch 8, A.Davey 6) def Redlegs 10 (G.Smith 4, C.Moulds 3, K.Price 2).

Division 3 Girls Falcons 24 (K.White 16, A.Langdon 6, L.Tiller 2) def Rowans 19 (G.McArdle 10, T.Graham 5, M.Bennett 4). The Breezers 32 (K.Wedding 22, R.Dunstan 4, J.Heaslip 2) def Nuggets 13 (K.Gregory, S.Heaslip 3, L.McPharlin).


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More value in new pulses Three new pulse varieties suited to the southern Australian cropping zone were recently launched at Paskeville. The two lentils, PBA Flash and PBA Bounty, and the chickpea PBA Slasher, will be commercially available for the 2010 winter cropping season. The pulses were launched by Pulse Breeding Australia (PBA) in association with its lentil and chickpea commercial seed partners PB Seeds and AWB Seeds respectively, during a pulse field day at the South Australian Research and Development Institute’s (SARDI) agronomy research site at Paskeville.

RIGHT: SARDI senior pulse pathologist Jenny Davidson checks PBA Slasher chickpea with Elders Balaklava agronomist, Michael Brougham. LEFT: Representing GRDC’s Canberra office were Carolyn Pearson and Vince Fernandes (right), with SARDI research agronomist, Larn McMurray, from Clare.

Offering growers improved reliability, the new varieties’ release is supported by growers and the Australian Government through the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the other PBA partner agencies. According to SARDI research agronomist and PBA breeding collaborator, Larn McMurray, the release of these va-

rieties will stabilise and increase production as the varieties offer more yield, are better adapted and offer improved quality. Mr McMurray said pulse crops occupied 350,000 hectares of SA’s cropping land, with a farm gate value in excess of $150 million a year. Lentils, in particular, are a valuable crop for SA growers, fetching

between $600-$800 per tonne, about three times the value of wheat. SA leads the nation in lentil production. “The value of pulses also extends beyond this state – our exports feed millions of people worldwide, especially lentils which are a highly nutritious source of protein,” Mr McMurray said. As a PBA partner, SARDI has assisted in developing these varieties, working closely



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Its earlier maturity makes it the best variety for timely crop topping to control weeds. PBA Bounty is a high-yielding red lentil, broadly adapted and suited to most lentilgrowing environments. It is the highest-yielding, small-seeded red lentil in Australia. Similar to PBA Flash, it is moderately resistant to ascochyta blight and has improved tolerance to salinity, compared to Nugget. PBA Slasher is a new desi-type chickpea variety for southern Australia. It is resistant to ascochyta blight and has produced excellent yields across a range of environments. It will suit chickpea growers who want an alternative to current desi and small kabuli types in southern Australia.

GRDC southern panel chair, David Shannon, says the new pulse varieties are part of a pipeline of pulse varieties that will be released by PBA over a five year period. “PBA provides a single world-class breeding and germplasm enhancement program for chickpeas, field peas, faba beans, lentils and lupins in Australia,” Mr Shannon said. “GRDC, along with the other PBA partners, is pleased to support varieties with improved yield, harvestability, disease resistance, tolerance to abiotic stresses, quality and weed management.”

• GRDC funds pulse agronomy and pathology research projects in conjunction with SARDI, the Victorian Department of Primary Industries and NSW I&I.

Tom retires from PIRSA After a career in public service spanning nearly four decades, PIRSA agronomist Tom Yeatman has retired. In 37 years, Tom’s career in animal health, soils and agronomy involved work in many areas across the state, including Loxton, Keith, Lameroo, Adelaide and Clare. At his retirement celebrations, he

was described as “a gentleman of extension who enjoyed assisting farmers in dealing with the changes in farming practises.”

Buyers of wheat and barley ex farm or delivered Wasleys and Murray Bridge Mills Phone: 1300 332 696

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‘Off record’ farm inquiry The inquiry established to investigate farm machinery issues can take submissions “in camera’ or ‘off the record’ if any farmer or machinery dealer has important evidence to submit which may have commercial in confidence ramifications. In a statement issued this week, State MP for Light, Tony Piccolo, said he had been approached by a number of farmers and dealers who wanted to give evidence to the committee but were concerned about the possible negative impact on their businesses and livelihoods if their submissions were made public. Mr Piccolo said the committee was keen to get to the truth of any issues surrounding the warranty and safety of farm machinery.

Mr Piccolo said he had received advice from the Clerk of the House of Assembly that the committee “could offer to take the submission in confidence or hear the evidence ‘in camera’ and resolve to keep the documents confidential or it could take the evidence ‘off the record’.” Mr Piccolo said that any person who wished their submission to stay confidential should clearly state their request and the reasons for it. Mr Piccolo said it was important the committee was not used for improper purposes. “Our role is to collect evidence that will have a positive impact on policy and legislation” said Mr Piccolo. “If any person has any concerns about making a submission they can

contact the committee executive officer or chairperson on 8237 9211” “I would urge any person who believes they can make a contribution to the inquiry to do so,” Mr Piccolo said. Mr Piccolo said the inquiry had been established in response to complaints he and other MPs had received about the difficulties some farmers were having in getting manufacturers to honour machinery warranties. Mr Piccolo acknowledged that at times local dealers were the “meat in the sandwich”; on the one hand trying to provide service to their local farmers but not receiving support from the manufacturers. Submissions close Friday, October 30.

Carriers warned as harvest nears Truck operators have again been issued a warning as harvest nears. The expected increased grain yield of about 70-80 per cent will likely see a big jump in truck movements on the State’s roads. Department of Transport

Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI) general manager Transport Safety Regulation, Trent Rusby, said grain trucks would be on roads until the new year and it was crucial everyone complied with load and length limits.

Jarred’s Ag Bureau award Jarred Schmaal, of Saddleworth, is one of three rural South Australians honoured at the recent Agriculture Bureau’s annual awards. The awards recognise the state’s most innovative, dedicated and inspiring rural South Australian’s for their outstanding service to the state’s agricultural industry. Jarred won the $2,000 Lois Harris Scholarship, presented to the student undertaking the Bachelor of Agriculture at the University of Adelaide who achieved the highest Tertiary Education Rank.

“We work closely with the heavy vehicle industry to promote road safety and responsible work practices however, there is a small minority that continue to break the law,” he said. “Fines are in place for anyone caught with substantial or severe grain carting mass breaches.” Heavy vehicle driver fatigue provisions had been in effect for more than a year and enforcement officers would continue to target those flouting their responsibilities under the new laws. Enforcement officers will exercise a high level of discretion and will aim

to help operators who are genuinely attempting to meet their responsibilities under the compliance and enforcement legislation. The industry is also reminded of responsibilities under Federal and State legislation and that federally registered vehicles can only be used for carting interstate loads. Drivers are also reminded of the need to obtain the appropriate permits and to carry the correct gazetted maps. Drivers are also encouraged to stop at level crossings making sure there is a clear path and appropriate access to pass the crossing.

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Better access to GPS-Ag District farmers will now have better access to the latest precision agriculture technology following the appointment of Roseworthy’s Gawler Farm Machinery as a dealer for leading national supplier, GPS-Ag. GPS-Ag is a 10-year veteran of the industry and specialises in providing farmers with flexible guidance and control solutions. Their products are designed to be moved from machine to machine to improve utilisation and reduce costs. The range includes auto steering, visual guidance, controllers, and yield mapping and variable rate technologies. Group sales manager for Gawler Farm Machinery, John Lloyd, said the appointment would give farmers a greater choice of locally available precision guidance equipment and more importantly, much better access to specialist assistance. “It will allow us to provide precision ag solutions to all local farmers regardless of what brand of equipment they have.,” He said. “We can provide current clients with a wider range and help new

clients who we couldn’t previously service.” John said GPS-Ag’s flexibility was a big winner. “A farmer might have two or three different brands of tractor. With our guidance gear, he can use the one unit on all his tractors,” he said. “Farmers are increasingly recognising the advantages but it’s a big commitment and they need to know they have support. This stuff can’t be fixed with a set of sockets. “When you call GPS-

Ag, the guy on the end of the phone knows what he is talking about. That will be great for our clients, and that’s what it’s all about.” GPS-Ag general manager, Peter Johnston, said the range and complexity of precision guidance equipment continued to grow. It was an important element in increasing agricultural productivity. “Our partnership with Gawler Farm Machinery will work well,” he said. “Farmers prefer to

deal with a local but they also need to know that specialist support is available when necessary.” GPS-Ag’s success was due largely to its close connection with farmers. Peter said: “We understand their needs and know they want maximum utilisation from their equipment. Because we aren’t tied to a manufacturer, we can provide guidance and precision controllers transferable between virtually any machine.”


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rowers have been given advice from some commentators to withhold grain from sale this harvest until prices recover from current levels. The argument is prices in some cases are below the cost of weekly comment production. There is even a suggestion holding grain off the market will force buyers to pay a higher price. It is important to understand a strategy of essentially doing nothing – putting the grain in on-farm storage or warehouse and sitting on it – is not a risk management strategy. It is pure speculation. Like all speculation, it could work beautifully, or it could be a disaster. I am not questioning the role port. But in the bigger picture, grain is warehousing can play as part of an worth what the market will pay for it. overall risk management strategy. Now the market is fully deregulated, Speculating with a portion of your and competition between traders is grain may be a sensible strategy. wide open, the price on any given day However, the portion of their grain is an accurate reflection of the value harvest that any individual grower of grain in the market on that day. should expose to the unlimited price Unfortunately, this is only distantly risk associated with warehousing related to what it costs to produce. depends on their individual circum- The same thing is true of houses or cars, or the wool stockpile which acstances and cumulated appetite for in the 1980s risk. I do not and took a Contact CBH Grain Regional Manager know whethHenry Carracher, call the Grower Service decade or so er prices will Centre on 1800 107 759 or visit to sell. Growbe higher, ers now have lower or the DISCLAIMER: This Weekly Comment is written by Grain Pool Pty Ltd access to a same in six ABN 39089 394 883 (AFS No. 269743) and may contain general advice wide variety offinancial pool and cash prodwhich was prepared without taking account of your objectives, months time; frankly, neither does situation or needs. You should, before acting on the advice, consider uctsregard from many marketers who can the appropriateness of the advice having to your objectives, anyone else. The supply and demand financial situation and needs. factors that determine prices in six assist them to manage risk as they months are not sufficiently clear to make choices to market their grain. make a reliable prediction. Some However, when it comes to managbelieve prices will rise, and can give ing risk, the most important thing is to make sure you deal with a marketer many reasons why; others call it lower with equally persuasive reasons. I who you know will pay you. For more information on local agree with JP Morgan who famously and international grain market desaid 100 years ago when asked for his prediction for the stock market: velopments and grain prices either call your local CBH Grain Regional “It will fluctuate.” Regional Manager 1800CBH 107Grain 759, or go to It is unrealistic and risky to think if Manager orContact Henry Carracher, call the Grower Service growers hold grain off the market, it Centre on 1800 107 759 or visit by CBH Grain will force buyers to raise their prices. •Editorial supplied This may happen from time to time DISCLAIMER: This Weekly Comment is written by Grain Pool Pty Ltd for small parcels if, for example, an ABN 39089 394 883 (AFS No. 269743) and may contain general advice was prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial individual buyer is caught short of which situation or needs. You should, before acting on the advice, consider appropriateness of the advice having regard to your objectives, grain with a vessel steaming towards the financial situation and needs.

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BALAKLAVA PHYSIOTHERAPY Darren Davey & Rodney Burgess Also visiting

Mallala & Two Wells Physio appointments and enquiries

8862 2200 or 0419 842 228 Massage Therapist Kylie Button 0428 359 394

Lower Light

Septic Suckers 7 Days Service!

Phone Roger: 0428 419 133


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

Phone: 0419 803 881

Butch Bennett Crash Repairs Pty Ltd ‘Complete crash repair centre”

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Consulting Fridays 9am to 1pm at Balaklava Ambulance Station For appointments phone

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Blyth - Page's Deli Brinkworth - Hardy's Deli & Takeaway

NO HOT WATER? …Phone Your Hot Water Specialist!

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

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


Peter Thompson Plumbing Contractor

Termite Interception & Baiting System

DUblin - Dublin General Store - Dublin Fuel Station Gawler - Gawler Newsagency - Adelaide Road Newsagency Hamley Bridge - Hamley Bridge Newsagency Kadina - Kadina Newsagency


Kapunda - Kapunda Newsagency

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Clare - Clare Newsagency

Home 8862 1285 - Mobile 0418 896 808

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Balaklava - Balaklava Newsagency - Free Choice, Balaklava - The Plains Producer

Keanan 0438 641 032

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Adrossan - Adrossan Newsagency

Auburn - Auburn Welcome Mart - Auburn Roadhouse and Deli

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Is available Wednesday at the following 43 great locations…

ANGLE VALE - Angle Vale Newsagency - Virgara Fruit & Veg

“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

•Bobcat •Tipper •Excavator •Excavations •Trenching • Civil work • Site levelling •Cartage • Slashing / mowing • Hole boring •Rubbish removal • Driveways • General earthworks

John Giles Ph/Fax 8842 3566

★ Digital imaging for speedy insurance claims ★ Windscreen replacement & repairs ★ Plastic welding ★ Tilt towing 24 hours


Waratah Earthworx

Outback Pest Control

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414 Main Nth Rd, Clare Phone: 8842 2810 Fax: 8842 3851 Email:

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

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

Kulpara - Kulpara Laser Lec Lochiel - Simmonds Garage Owen - Owen Store Mallala - Mallala IGA - Bellies Takeaway Manoora - Manoora Takeaway Moonta - Moonta Newsagency Port Clinton - Port Clinton Store Port Wakefield - Pt Wakefield Newsagency Price - Price General Store Roseworthy - Roseworthy Roadhouse Riverton - Riverton Newsagency Saddleworth - Saddleworth IGA SNowtown - Snowtown General Store Tarlee - Tarlee Post Office Two Wells - Two Wells BP - Two Wells IGA - Two Wells Snack Bar Virginia - Virginia Classic Cafe - Virginia Nursery - Liberty Service Station Watervale - Watervale General Store Wallaroo - Wallaroo Newsagency Wasleys - Wasleys General Store

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Coming Events

Coming Events

DOn’t Forget

Lower Light Hotel December 13 from 1pm

Mallala Football Club Inc

50th Anniversary Celebrations

Saturday October 31


2-4pm or 6-8pm at Balaklava Town Hall

• 11am: BCCC open for viewing - 15 Scotland Street • 12 noon onwards - Lunch, games & activities at Balaklava Sports Club/Oval • All welcome!

More info: BCCC 8862 1250

Rising Sun Hotel Port Wakefield presents…

Happy gardening!


Outdoor area Thursday October 29 Commencing 2pm - 3pm

Followed by afternoon tea An invitation is extended for those people who donated either with work or goods in kind, money or pavers and to all who are interested in having a look at this project RSVP to: Administration by October 26, 2009 on 8862 1400

Pinery Red Cross You Belong, You Fit & You Count!

Saturday December 5 8pm to 11pm in the beer garden

Cleaner Nyoni

THUR Oct 22

Will speak on “Zimbabwe to Australia”

• 5.30 pm - 7 pm

2pm at Pinery Hall

Youth United is a venture of the Balaklava Christian Churches

• Afternoon tea •Raffle • Trading Table • Admission $7

at Balaklava Uniting Church

Melanie Evans 0427 796 970 Lee Cunningham 0429 621 143

Friday Nov 6

Mallala Bowling Club

Night Owls Competition commences

Wednesday November 4 7.30pm Teams and entries to:

Shirley 8527 2232 or Craig 8527 2125

Pinery Markets October 25 - 9 to 2pm • Set up 8am• Stall holders welcome • Bric a brac, home products, hand made produce, encaustic art demos lots of other goodies •BBQ plus drinks • Sorry no Craig the Fruiter this time

Stockport Community

Trash & Treasure

in memory of Roma Stewart

Sunday October 25 10am to 3pm at Stockport Memorial Park •Sellers from 8.30am • Stalls $5 • Continuous sausage sizzle Contact Di 0418 811 101

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Hope to see you there

Curator of the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden at Pt Augusta

• Join Janet for coffee & cake prior to and after Michael’s talk and until 3pm

Party Bags of Ice George St, Balaklava

Michael Anlezart

11am to 12 noon at Morella Cottage Nursery

Coming Events

All Welcome



Sunday October 25

Enquires 0429 438 465


• All members, players, supporters and parents welcome • Bar open

“Future Of Gardening”

• Tickets $5 adults, 2 child


8pm in the clubrooms

Speaking on…

End of Year Concert

Family Fun Day

Thursday November 5

Main North Rd, Watervale - Ph: 8843 0111

Coming Events

Arabesque Dance Studio

Annual General Meeting


Coming Events

• $30 per head

Contact Kay 8527 7074 or Jacki 8527 7035

Bookings Essential 8867 1023

CALLING ALL COLLECTORS ... * Do you have a collection you would like to put on show? * Would you like to be part of an Antiques and Collectibles Display? * Would you like your collection to be valued? Then please consider being involved with

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If you would like to be involved please register your interest with Brenda Nankivell, Balaklava Town Hall on 1300 655224 or email

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Phone: 8862 1977

Thursday October 15 • Tee off 5pm - 6pm for 9 holes • $5 includes BBQ •All welcome • Bring a friend

October 25, 2009

Balaklava Golf Club

• Steak sandwiches

For Sale

6pm at Balaklava Primary School

Balaklava Antiques and Collectibles Weekend Saturday & Sunday, February 27 - 28, 2010

Twilight Golf Competition

FOR SALE Snowtown Bowling Club

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Wednesday October 21, 2009 - 7.30pm All Welcome

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CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING For Sale 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. 2007 Olympic Champion 17’ 6” caravan, tandem wheel, single beds, air conditioning, oven, 80 w solar panel, smartcharger, 3 way fridge, roll-out awning and many other extras. Suit new buyer, $38,000. Phone: 8862 1805 or Mobile: 0417 881 905. 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. Ph 0429 484 315. CHINA CABINET c.1940 etched glass door, pie crust edges, excellent condition $250; also pine kitchen cabinet, 6 door, 3 drawer. Excellent condition $150. Phone 0428 842 471. FRUIT GRADER approximately 6 years old, used three seasons. Comes with bin tipper, delivery elevator, sorting table, washer/polisher, rotary grader with 7 outlets plus control panel & cables. Suitable for most round fruits incl tomatoes. All in excellent condition. No longer required due to retirement. $3,500 ono. Phone 8389 2217. Holden Kingswood HZ ute, auto, 1978, dual fuel, 4.2 Ltr, air conditioning, power steering, good condition, reg no. SHZ 502, $4,200 o.n.o. Ph: 8862 1888. 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 Ph: 8868 3110 or mobile 0427 619 112. Lovely large lounge/ chaise, leather lazy-boy recliner. 510 Litre refrigerator P.O.A. Ph 8862 2249 or 0439 617 932. Nissan Patrol, 4x4 1982 UFG716 short wheel base, $3,200 ono. Phone 0427 784 078 ah 8578 6004. OATEN HAY with vetch. 5x4 rolls. $50 + GST per bale. Ph 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. Ph 8862 2067. QUEEN ANNE dbl bed suite. Mahogany, incl. dbl bed & matt, 2 door w/robe, 7 drawer dress tbl, 2 drawer b/side tbl. Very good cond. $500 the lot. PH 0417 838 121 or 0428 842 471.



Rodeo 1998 4x4 ute, V6, PS, air and gas, 170,000 kms, WGP418, $8,000 ono. Ph 0427 249 070 ah 8578 6004, 8524 9070. Winged camper, new canvas, refurbished, lever action 4 berth. This camper boasts all new canvas, awning and microwave. It offers a three way fridge, griller and hotplates, 2 double beds (new mattresses), bed flies and has been re wired, brakes tested and checked. Registered until May 2010. Only $5,900 o.n.o. reg no. TXU 626. Phone 0400 885 277. York exergear X10 elliptical cross trainer, excellent condition, $600. Phone 8862 1407.

Garage sale Garage sale Saturday October 24, 24 Phillips Street, Unit 2 - 8.30 am to 5pm.

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Owen - several families, one location, Railway Terrace, opposite silos, Sunday October 25, 9am to 1pm. Family history search for descendants of William & Jessie Thompson & their son George, James, William Henry, Arthur Miller & Thomas Graves who settled around Erith. Any information from long lost cousins would be appreciated. Please contact Robyn Evans (nee Thompson) on 0427 979 176 or email r_evans@westnet. Box 793 Millicent 5280.

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.

SAILPLANE flights. The Balaklava Gliding Club has $60 gift vouchers available for passenger flights any weekend from their airfield 10km north west of Balaklava on main Snowtown road. Phone 8864 5062 for bookings.

Wanted Large chest freezer. Phone Marc 0419 803 881. Valiants Ap to CL sedans, wagons, utes, cash for cars and parts. Ph: 0439 339 634. We take old computers (screen, hard drives, keyboard etc) and old televisions off your hands, free of charge for recycling. Phone 0407 605 779 or 8862 2263.

Wanted to Buy Hills swing set with slippery dip in good condition. Phone 8862 1261. Treadmill - good condition. Phone: 8862 1905.

Work Wanted CONTRACT slaughtering is our speciality at our quality assured. Snowtown Abattoirs for butcher shop farmers and every day people. Serving all areas. Phone 8865 2162s

PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: FAX: 8862 1997

Situations Vacant


Help Wanted

(Previously known as School Chaplain) O’Halloran - Louise. Happy birthday for today. Love and best wishes Mum, Dad and Auntie Lorraine. PASCOE, Jess - Happy 21st birthday Jess. We wish you all the best for today and whatever your future holds. All our love, Dad, Mum, Tayla, Mat, and Carissa. xxxxx

90th Birthday PRATT - Arthur. Congratulations on your 90th birthday on October 22. Love and best wishes from your family.

App. Marriage TINK - HORE. Both families would like to wish Gaynor and Derek all the best for their wedding at Koonawla on October 24, 2009.

Return Thanks Gill - Jack. Joan, Mostyn, Roger, Christine, Helen and families wish to thank you for cards, prayers on the passing of Jack. Please accept this as our personal thanks. KlingNer - Leonard John. Len’s family would like to sincerely thank all relatives and friends for their sympathy, support and donations to the local St John Ambulance Service. Support following the sad loss of our loved one has been overwhelming and much appreciated.

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Auburn Primary School Applications are invited for this 6 hour per week position commencing Term 1, 2010. The position exists to offer support to students, staff and the school community.

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A Job and Person Specification is available from the front office phone: 8849 2112 Closing date: Monday November 4, 09 - 4pm

Horizon Christian School PO Box 367 Balaklava SA 5461 Phone (08) 8862 2100 Fax: (08) 8862 1332 Application for the following position to commence in 2010:

Fulltime Workplace Traineeship in IT (Certificate III in Information Technology (Specialising in Network Administration))

Horizon Christian School is a rapidly growing Interdenominational Christian School, situated in the town of Balaklava, approximately 45 minutes from Gawler. The school enrolment R-12 for 2010 is expected to reach over 360 students. The successful applicant is expected to be a committed practicing Christian active in the life of his or her church and willing to join an enthusiastic staff team at Horizon. Enquires and application forms, please contact the school: 8862 2100. Closing date: Friday October 30, 2009 at 3:30pm

A million thanks to Alick and our family, relatives and friends for their wonderful help, visits, phone calls, gifts, flowers, food, cards, letters and transport during my stay in hospital and further treatments. All very much appreciated. Beris Barr.

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Receptionist – Full Time Head Office - Balaklava 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.We now seek to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Receptionist to join our Head Office team at Balaklava. Reporting to the Financial Controller the successful applicant will be responsible for providing general administrative and reception support. 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 Microsoft Office Programs – especially Word, Excel and Outlook. To apply please visit our website www.balco. and click on the careers link and attach a covering letter as the first page of your resume. 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.


Weighbridge Positions Taylors Wines Pty Ltd is a successful & innovative family owned company producing premium wines for the domestic and export market. Taylors Wines is seeking applicants for several casual positions for Vintage 2010, and are looking for self-motivated, reliable people who have attention to detail and the willingness to work in a team environment. Taylors Wines welcome applicants who are keen to learn new skills, and therefore weighbridge experience is not essential. The Vintage Weighbridge Operator duties include: • Sampling of grapes, juice and wine • Computer use and data entry • Basic analytical tests of juice and grapes Applications should be forwarded to: Human Resources Manager Vintage Weighbridge Positions Taylors Wines P.O. Box 90 Auburn S.A. 5451 Applications Close Friday October 30, 2009

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CELLAR HAND POSITIONS Taylors Wines Pty Ltd is a successful & innovative family owned company producing premium wines for the domestic and export market. Taylors Wines is seeking applicants for several casual positions for Vintage 2010, and are looking for self-motivated, reliable people who have attention to detail and the willingness to work in a team environment. Taylors Wines welcome applicants who are keen to learn new skills and therefore Cellar experience is not essential. The Vintage Cellarhand duties include: • Fruit Processing • Forklift Operations • Fermentation Operations • Barrel Operations • General Cellar Operations Applications should be forwarded to: Human Resources Manager Vintage Cellarhand Positions Taylors Wines P.O. Box 90 Auburn S.A. 5451 Applications Close Friday October 30, 2009.



Plains Producer, Wednesday October 21, 2009

The Plains Producer

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adelaide plains basketball bounces back for a new season

Point to make! Friday Night Lights Adelaide Plains Basketball Report By Three Points

Colourful kids created a patchwork of activity as they took to the courts Friday night. The spectacle of people massing around the courts brought back memories of past years and I wonder how many like Dribbler forgot they were a year older and not quite the player they used to be. Dribbler tells me he is still young when compared to the Eagles team. He reckons they are all over 40 but I doubt it. I must confess I enjoy watching the young ones play. I wasn’t sure who was who with the divisions. I know now, the older they are the lower the division number. The youngest girls division, division three looks like being a strong competition. Kirrily White was outstanding for her team, the Falcons. The Rowans, who I found out are from Owen, also had a number of talented players in Georgia McArdle and Tiffani Graham. Their game was close as the Rowans slowly caught up. The other Division 3 game was not as close but there was still lots of good play. Kelsey Wedding was outstanding in this match while Keisha Gregory showed some of the class of her parents being the main player for the Nuggets. Taylor Caines, of Balaklava Storm moves in to block Amy • Continued Page 21 Daniel, Long Plains.

A PACK of Bulldogs – Craig Price, Shane McGuiness, Joshua Kelly – in action on Friday night. PICTURES: Lisa Redpath

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