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Farmers steer steady course into harvest Harvest has started for some farmers in our district, while others are busy finishing baling and carting hay. The Barr family, near Pinery, are busy doing both, with Bob Barr (pictured) manning the header while Andrew and James load and cart hay. The family was reaping canola and loading hay in neighbouring paddocks along the Balaklava to Mallala road last Friday, having started harvest the previous day.

After reaping their canola, the Barrs expect to move on to peas. At Mallala, Richard Konzag is expecting to begin reaping canola at the end of this week. Beans will soon follow, and Richard said many farmers in his area would be reaping barley within a fortnight, though farms north of Balaklava had already started. “It’s certainly a later start than the last three years,” he said. n Continued Page 2

‘Give us the railway’ Two Wells freight target – but Balco’s Bowmans push

Two Wells has been identified as pivotal in a rail freight study which has outlined possible routes for a northern rail freight bypass, travelling from Murray Bridge to avoid Adelaide. But Malcolm May, managing director of Balaklava hay exporter Balco, has declared the Bowmans Intermodal site should be considered. “It’s already operating as a rail hub and could be expanded further,” he said. Balco ships 24,000 container equivalents from Bowmans each year, and is the only intermodal facility outside Adelaide.

By Lauren Parker Mr May said improving the rail freight line would benefit Balco and other companies using rail for transport. “If they can make bigger trains and double stack, it makes it cheaper for the users,” Mr May said. This would be particularly beneficial for Balco, which sends 80 per cent of its hay from Bowmans intermodal to Melbourne. “Rail is absolutely critical to getting our

product out of the Mid North,” Mr May said. The proposed railway bypass would shift freight from the Adelaide Hills, where there are problems with community impact, rail line capacity, and speed restrictions. Mr May questioned if diverting it to Two Wells may eventually lead to similar community concerns as those in the Adelaide Hills, with the Two Wells area expecting a significant growth in housing and population in the coming years. In addition, a northern rail bypass could open up opportunities for further infrastructure development on the Adelaide Plains, such as

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the relocation of Parafield Airport, according to Mr May. The study proposes several alternatives, and submissions from the public are invited. It was undertaken because of problems with the existing route, where steep slopes and tight curves restrict speed, require more locomotive power, and restrict the maximum tonnage of trains. Mitcham Council has been urging Federal government to consider a realignment of the railway line to improve safety and reduce the impact of the freight route on communities. n Continued Page 23

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‘Royalties’ scheme would bring new stimulus


HIS idea of “royalties for regions” now being promoted by the pollies has a sniff of sense to it. The Liberal party has latched onto the scheme as a 2010 election hook, though Karlene Maywald’s National Party is treading the same path and can claim shared ownership. The plan copies a West Australian concept which undoubtedly played a big part in the Liberal Party and Nationals alliance seizing power after the WA State election in September last year. Without Royalties for Regions (RFR) the result might have been different. In the WA model to be cloned here, the equivalent of 25 per cent of the State’s mining and petroleum royalty revenue (up to a maximum of $1billion) will be reinvested in regional Western Australia’s infrastructure, services and community projects. So far – just over a year – more than $300 million has been delivered to regional WA. Now the Coalition


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EDITOR wants the scheme enshrined in legislation to ensure it remains a fundamental objective of both the current and future governments. It’s working in WA – and brought about a change of government – because the young and vibrant Leader of the WA Nationals, Brendon Grylls, had the balance of power and orchestrated the deal with the Libs to give something of substance to WA country folk. Will it happen in South Australia?

Possibly, though State Labor Treasurer Kevin Foley already is rattling his sabre over any royalties plan. He already has savaged Karlene Maywald – a former Regional Development Minister and one of his Cabinet colleagues – in a newspaper report where he allegedly described the plan as “a bit of political window dressing” and suggested the future of Royalties could be affected by the federal taxation review. Poor Karlene must have thought she had returned to the cross benches, which probably is where many in the Labor party believe this Nationalist belongs. If, indeed, she wins the Riverland seat of Chaffey next March. Kev also could have been merely telegraphing an ALP attitude that would see the current Water Security Minister take a dive when the party sorts itself out with a refreshed Cabinet after again winning power in March. Earlier this month, another former State Regional Development Minister, Rory McEwen, a retiring In-

dependent MP, facilitated a Royalties for Regions forum in Adelaide. Also at that meeting was Independent MP for Frome, Geoff Brock and the X Factor, federal Senator Nick Xenophon. It was to become something of an alliance, where various Independents and the Nationals pushed the Royalties for Regions scheme and their aim of “winning the balance of power” for the country people of SA. That’s why kick-a-head Kev is drawing the sabre. Just a little love tap to the cheek to let everyone know who’s champ. Just putting them on notice they might not be required on the A team list next year and had better be prepared for playing in the Magoos. But why won’t Labor entertain the royalties concept? Because it claims enough is spent on regional SA already. Or because there are no votes in it? Seemingly oblivious to all of the above and a bit like the dowager

aunt who has just caught up with the tea party gossip, the SA Libs now are weighing in with their version of RFR and declaring themselves the saviours of the bush. Family First MLC, Robert Brokenshire, also adds his two bobs worth in a letter in today’s edition. No matter who claims ownership, the scheme must be introduced to rural and regional SA. In WA, the RFR grants fund projects that assist in attracting investment and increasing jobs or help to improve the quality of life in the regions. More than 320 projects received funding in the first round of grants in 2008-09 and a second round now is underway. It is administered by WA’s nine Regional Development Commissions, which could happen here, once we sort out what’s happening with our own restructured Dev Boards. On top of the stimulus package boost from the Federal government, the scheme is a “must have” for country SA.

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country patient services, Neale Sutton, presented awards to seven volunteers for their quick response to the incident, which had caught the small local hospital by surprise. Backed up by both a Port Pirie

paramedic crew and patient services manager Chris Jones, who were attending a clinical development workshop in Clare at the time, the volunteers displayed exemplary teamwork, dedication and a calm

response to an extremely unique and high pressure situation. Their close work with the hospital staff and retrieval team resulted in the swift assessment, treatment and transport of all patients.

Readathon helps MS research Thousands of school children across Australia have turned thousands of pages for the 2009 MS Readathon. Locally 22 children read books and raised sponsorship to help Australians living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Participants volunteered to collect small change to make a big difference to others, to date raising over $1022. At Blyth primary school, Gage Milic, Kasey Bigg, Carmel Pyrke, Ruby Jacka, Emilee Pyrke, Bailey Jacka and Mikayla Kennett participated with Gage raising $288 on his own. In Balaklava, 11-year-old Mikey Bernardt was one of the highest fundraisers in the region, GAGE Milic reads with his mum, Deb Tobin who has MS. raising $280.

When asked what motivated him to raise funds for the MS Readathon, Mikey said he did it last year and loved being able to help other people like him who had MS. “My brother took me up the street and to the local shops in my wheelchair to get sponsorship,” he said. National MS Readathon manager, Jennifer Irvine, has praised Balaklava locals for their valuable contribution to the MS community. There is no known cause or cure for MS. In SA, funds raised from the MS Readathon will go towards services and to research into finding a cure. To find out more about helping the MS Society, call 1300 677 323.

Farmers steering a steady course to harvest • From Page 1 “We’re getting back to more normal start times.” Meanwhile, hay is still being baled across the district as farmers make their final preparations for harvest. At Viterra (formerly ABB)

Bowmans, the first load of canola arrived on October 20, and staff are gearing up for a busy harvest. The harvest crew at Bowmans again includes backpackers, and travelling retirees have also showed an interest.

Viterra is still looking for experienced staff, mostly for supervisory roles. In addition, the company has announced there will be no split tickets at grain delivery sites this harvest. Tonnage must be split through the ezigrain

website or through the service centre on 1800 018 205. Arrangements are in place for share farming and for charity donations. For more information contact site staff or phone the Service Centre.

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We know how to spend $800 million After the announcement of a $812 million metropolitan road “superway”, saving Adelaide commuters seven minutes on their journeys, locals were quick to suggest alternative projects for the Adelaide Plains. The infrastructure project wishlist for the Adelaide Plains is a long one, and there were no shortage of suggestions when the Plains Producer asked what locals would like to see occurring. Wakefield Regional Council chief executive officer, Phil Barry, said if council was given the opportunity, they would encourage

Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure to address existing problems such as Hoskins Corner to Hamley Bridge road; the McCracken Ford intersection in Balaklava; and the junction of Clare road and Main North road near Brinkworth; as well as widening the Balaklava to Blyth road, allowing the speed limit to increase to 110km/h. Mr Barry said addressing problems on arterial roads would be a priority before the proposed Port Wakefield bypass, as the bypass concept was yet to be designed. While he said it was difficult to estimate the cost of

the road improvements, the funds to be spent on the superway would more than cover the suggested local projects. The question was also put to the Plains Producer’s Facebook followers, with a strong response. “The Balaklava to Mallala road upgrade,” said Paul Chapman. “We’ve been waiting more than 25 years.” Joanne Emery suggested improvements to internet services, while Linda Mohor requested more infrastructure for children in Mallala

such as a good skate park, along with a local gym. Bitumising the roads from Balaklava to Wild Horse Plains was amongst suggestions, along with air conditioned school buses, a local rodeo ground, and relocating Parafield Airport to the Adelaide Plains. Other suggestions were very impressive but perhaps a little less practical, such as giant art sculptures and entertainment centres. What would you like to see happen on the Adelaide Plains? Email your thoughts to

You, them and us = emu crossing safety

SHOWING how roadwise emus cross the road at Mallala primary are (from left) Lachlan Tregeagle, James Roberts, Elouise Johnson, Jessica Tregeagle. – PICTURE: Lisa Redpath.

Mallala Primary School students will benefit from a new school crossing to improve student safety. The emu crossing was approved by District Council of Mallala at its meeting last week. School principal, Carmine Cafasso, said

the crossing, to be built on Chivell Street, had been discussed by the school for more than two years. He said it was vital for the safety of students. “It gets quite busy, particularly when the school buses are there.” And with the construction of a new multi-

purpose hall and students needing to cross the road to access the school oval, the crossing is more essential than ever. The emu crossing will be controlled by students and teachers who will direct drivers when to stop. Council infrastructure and engineering

services manager, John Tillack, said the crossing was expected to cost about $1000 to construct, and funds would come from council’s sealed roads maintenance fund. He expects council will soon be able to begin the project. • Work starts on schools – Page 11

Pram ramps plan as more cash comes to councils Local councils will receive tens of thousands of dollars towards community infrastructure projects. The funding comes under round two of the Federal government’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program (RLCIP), worth $220 million. The announcement comes just weeks after projects funded under the first round were due

to be completed. Under the latest round, Wakefield Regional Council will receive $101,000; District Council of Mallala $80,000; Light Regional Council $45,000; and Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council $50,000. Councils also have the opportunity to vie for a share of $120 million for larger strategic projects to be allocated on a competitive basis. Meanwhile, Wakefield Regional Coun-

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council to use the funding to provide pram ramps across the council district. Each costs $2000 to construct, and provides access for prams, gophers, and wheelchairs. Council is hopeful it can reduce the costs by creating several at the same time, and hope to provide between 50 and 60 pram ramps. The ramps are needed to meet the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.



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Police hunt shop ransackers Two Wells

• The local hairdresser was ransacked during a break-in last Friday. It appears offenders jemmied open the front door, stealing items and making a mess of the shop on Two Wells’ main street. Police are seeking information from the public. • A 38-year-old Two Wells woman was arrested last week for two outstanding warrants which had been issued a few years ago. Thewomanwasbailed to appear in court. • An Elizabeth East man who failed to produce his interstate driving licence was issued with a traffic infringement notice last Friday. The 51-year-old was stopped for a minor traffic matter and couldn’t produce his licence, which he is required to carry with him at all times, especially when driving interstate. • Four infringement notices were issued to people riding unregistered and uninsured motorbikes on Port Gawler Beach last Saturday.

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Constable Charmaine Barlow has begun her appointment at Balaklava. Constable Barlow has transferred to Balaklava from Port Adelaide for her first country posting, and is looking forward to getting involved with local sporting teams. Despite not playing basketball for years, she will soon become part of the Friday night competitions in Balaklava, and is also a keen netballer. Constable Barlow first applied for the Balaklava position a year ago, having never lived in the country. She was previously posted at Port Adelaide for 4.5 years, and thought Balaklava would be an ideal place for a country posting because of its proximity to Adelaide. Constable Barlow began her new position on Monday.

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Council wants funding to seal Shannon road

District Council of Mallala will apply for funding to seal Shannon road. Council adopted a recommendation by itsAsset Management Advisory Committee to apply for funds under the National Black Spot scheme. However, not all councillors agreed Shannon road should be a priority, with councillors Anne Picard, Duncan Kennington, Joe Daniele and Tom Summerton voting against the motion. Councillors Rudi Fabrici, Steve Kennedy, Steve Jones, Yvonne Howard, Terry Keen, Marcus Strudwicke and Tony Flaherty supported the recommendation. Council will also prepare a special local roads application for funding to construct and seal the remainder of Gawler River Road over the coming three financial years. Councillors voted its regional road priorities were Gawler River, Shannon and Cheek roads.

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BRINKWORTH • Brinkworth’s Birthday Awards will be celebrated with “An Evening in the Park” on November 11. Celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the town, find out who and what won the new Youth Art Competition and the Beautiful Brinkworth Garden Competition. Australian Plants Society members will have a display and be on hand to answer any questions about gardening with natives. The celebrations will start at 6.30pm at the Community Shelter, Stockyard Reserve. • Brinkworth’s Progress Association will next meet on Monday, November 2 at 7.30pm. Keep an eye on the town noticeboard for the meeting location. There are plenty of things for the group to discuss including the community Christmas party and Brinkworth birthday evening in the park. If you live in the Brinkworth area why not go along and have your say on your local area. New faces are always welcome and further information can be obtained from secretary, Anne Green 8846 2260 or email ragreen@westnet. TWO WELLS • Congratulations to the following people who were elected office bearers for the Two Wells Softball Club at its recent annual general meeting. Linda Rushton, president; Pat Green, vice-president; Karin Farrugia, secretary; Leslie Hart, treasurer. BLYTH • Blyth Development Board has contributed more than $22,000 to local projects in the last financial year including painting the Blyth Hall ($2,178), purchasing a photocopier for the association ($450) and extensions to the Blyth Football Club ($20,000). At the recent annual general meeting the following office bearers were elected - Ian Roberts (chair), Kylie Williams (deputy chair), Maureen Eime (secretary/treasurer), as well as

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It’s ready, set, go ... for a fun race! About 60 people recently enjoyed a fun morning followed by a sausage sizzle at the inaugural Gopher time trial and race organised by Peter and Jan Underwood, managers of Port Wakefield caravan park.

Seven competitors joined in the ‘race’ around the caravan park, including oldest competitor Ralph Underwood, who is 91. Wendy Garvie won the race and received the winner’s trophy and Bruce Hennessy

came last on his “super slow” mobile. Times were kept by Brian Hogben, official time keeper. Organisers plan to hold the race again next year and hope a team from Balaklava will join in.

Board members Maurice Wiech, Peter Paterson, Greg Toholke, John Woods, Denby Wandel, Heather Williams and Barry Spinks. • Effie Williams (president), Anna Eime (secretary) and Dorothy Eckermann (treasurer) were elected at Blyth CWA’s recent annual general meeting. Although the group is not large it continues to enjoy meeting in friendship and sharing skills. The group has decided to have a handicraft session prior to its meet-

ings held on every third Tuesday of the month. • At Blyth Progress Association’s recent annual general meeting chairperson Kerry Smith reported on the groups activities which focused on the social aspects of the community as well as the presentation of the town. Kerry was reappointed chairperson, Tracey Andriske (vice president), Kymette Schultz (secretary), Janet Zweck (treasurer) and Lesley Randolf and Ian Roberts (committee members). HAMLEY BRIDGE • Hamley Brige primary school is planning a family fun night on Friday, November 6. There will be plenty for all ages including paper doll making, jewellery, knock ‘em downs, Christmas decorations (from recycled materials), guess the jelly bean jar, lucky pop sticks, balloon popping challenge, second hand book and furniture sale, and displays and demonstrations by Hamley Bridge dog club and Hamley Bridge CFS. Sausage sizzle and drinks will also be available. PORT WAKEFIELD A car boot sale is planned at Port Wakefield for November 15. The bargain bonanza will kick off

at 10am alongside Pope’s Cafe. Anyone wishing to sell goods or secure a stall site should contact Lisa Studham 0427 864 952 or Sharon Rapko 8867 1389. The more sellers the better and all proceeds go towards the Port Wakefield Christmas run. SNOWTOWN • Snowtown kindergarten’s recent monster garage sale raised $1,200. Many generous donations helped achieve more than organisers thought possible. A big thank you goes to Bernie Keech and Derek Altman for holding the event at their home and for all their hard work. KAPUNDA • True show tradition will be in full swing at Kapunda show on Saturday (October 31). This year’s show will see the return of the Ahrens ute muster, personality quest, free McDonald’s show bag trail and Mallee axeman. It’s not too late to enter exhibits either with most entries closing tomorrow at 1pm. Contact Jacqui Bridge on 0417 852 109 or visit Horses in action starts Friday, continuing to Sunday and features entrants who took part in the inaugural breed show earlier this month.

Still helping bushfire victims in the last week in November drop off to one of the collection points in their town. Owen resident, Joy Woodroofe, who came up with the concept, says residents should keep an eye out for display posters in their town. “I would like to thank everyone for their continued support towards this project,” Joy said. For further information about the Adopt-a-Town project or its latest activity, “Loose Change for Callignee”, contact Joy on 8528 6365 or email

district towns During November residents are encouraged to donate coin to the “Loose Change for Callignee” campaign. “Loose Change for Callignee” is the activity organised by the Adopta-Town committee to assist residents of Callignee, Koornala, Le Roy and Taralgon South, rebuilding their lives following Victoria’s devastating bush fires earlier this year. Adopt-a-Town committee is encouraging residents to throw loose change in a container at home and


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Letters to the EDITOR

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Congratulations to CHAP for attaining 20 years of service to the community (Special Feature, CHAP Anniversary, Plains Producer, October 21) The success of any structure however, is enormously dependant upon the quality of its footings, and as such it is appropriate to fully acknowledge all those independent contractors who have set themselves up as a business just for the exclusive supply of quality services to CHAP. Many of these unsung members of our community travel thousands of kilometres a year reaching out to the isolated, many work weekends and public holidays or weeks on end without a break. Most go unrecognised for their dedication and service quality – except perhaps by the clients they support. The disadvantages of the CHAP brokerage model means there are no support services in place for the contractors, no sick pay, annual leave or superan-

By Anne Green Brinkworth’s annual garage sale was blessed with perfect weather this month, which probably helped to make it the resounding success that it was. Everyone spoken to afterwards had sold lots of “stuff”, increasing their pocket money accordingly, and the streets were humming with vehicles and people from early morning until mid-afternoon. Organisers, Brinkworth Progress Association, used stallholders’ fees to pay for widespread advertising, a strategy that drew visitors from far and wide. Resident Annette Elliss, busy selling books, bric-a-brac and vinyl records from her front veranda, commented, “It seems to be getting bigger each year!” •CLARIFICATION: Last week’s edition of the Plains Producer incorrectly identified a group of people in Brinkworth as car club members. They were in fact Brinkworth Progress Association members trying out the new public barbecue.

Plains Producer, Wednesday October 28, 2009

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nuation, no invitations to CHAP’s milestone celebrations, and little recognition for those who are actually providing the service directly to the clients. Hats off to those wonderful contractors who do continuously give so much and who ultimately will enable CHAP to provide services to the community for another 20 years. Name and address supplied

Chain not complete without contractors As a family member of mine is an Independent CHAP contractor with the necessary Certificates in Aged Care, I find it necessary to refer to the Special Feature CHAP Anniversary. As in all organisations it is essential to have a chain of employees whether they be contractors administration staff or management. Independent contractors although at the base level and not

categorised as staff are an integral part of CHAP, without them the chain would not be complete. The contractors (carers) through CHAP in the main are a dedicated group of people who happily go about their work sometimes under trying conditions. They perform a wonderful role enabling the elderly citizens of our community to stay in their homes longer and still maintain their independence. I have seen first hand the bond that exists between the elderly people and the carer. In the article a fleeting mention was made of the CHAP contractors. To praise CHAP staff, (and not contractors)” for their contribution etc etc “ may well be true. And although contractors do not openly seek recognition, it would have been appropriate to recognise their contribution to CHAP and the community, these people are also the backbone of the organisation. Name and address supplied

‘Equity for regions a better deal’ Family First welcomes the improved focus from the Liberal and National parties on investment in rural and regional South Australia with their separate announcements in support of a Royalties for Regions policy. There are, however, significant shortcomings in those parties’ policies that would commit 25 per cent of mining royalties to rural and regional SA. Family First is pushing for a much bigger Equity for Regions policy that may well exceed 100 per cent of mining royalties for rural and regional SA In Western Australia, the 25 per cent formula delivers some $600 million per annum to their regions.

ABOVE: Jaymi White, who first suggested the concept of a town garage sale day. LEFT: Tina Wheeler helps Whyalla’s Ern Wheeler, choose a book.

With a lower royalty formula to encourage investment and given a current lower level of mining activity compared to WA. In SA, the Liberal and National policy will deliver only $30-35 million per annum on budget royalty projections. Rural and Regional SA deserves a lot more than $30 million, or even $120 million, per annum. After all, $30 million will only pay for one road project each year, and GST and payroll tax will increase at a faster rate than the $30 million that “royalties for regions” will deliver anyway. Royalties for regions shortchanges the regions. Family First’s Equity for Regions policy goes

much further. The taxes we pay are the same as those paid by those in the city, and rural and regional SA contributes significantly to the state economy. We have seen the continual downsizing of country services and the shifting of those services to the city. Family First’s Equity for Regions policy will be to see a freeze on reductions of all country services and will apply pressure to the State government for expansion of health, education, police and other services and improved economic opportunities for rural and regional SA. Rob Brokenshire MLC, Family First Party (SA)

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NEWS v District This dedicated farmer will be looking for a change of variety. LAUREN PARKER reports:


ome watch the footy, some play bowls, but for Don Whiting, Sundays are ‘plot days’. After 40 years of trialling hundreds of wheat varieties, the Barunga Gap farmer is calling it a day, hosting the final wheat variety trial walk last Thursday. Don began his wheat trials after what was then the Department of Agriculture ceased the trials at nearby Condowie at the end of the 1960s. “Because there was nothing else around, I did my own,” Don said. With the help of a Kadina-based agronomist, Don began his trials with just seven varieties in 1970, and while the varieties themselves and the number of plots have changed over the years, little else has. “What you see now is basically the same,” Don said. “The same header, same seeder and sprayer – we’re all aging together.” Don said there was a lot of work involved in his wheat trials. “A lot of people think it’s just a matter of planing and reaping, but it’s a bit more complex than that,” he said. “The book keeping has to be absolutely spot on. There’s a lot of record keeping, and back up copies in case my house burns down.” Don spends weekends in his trials. “Some people go to football, some go to bowls – I go to my plots,” he said. “There’s a lot of measuring grain samples and grain samples from silos for numbers and proteins. I do my own test weights and thousand seed weights, and put it into the harvest report.” Don’s reports also give the three, four and five year averages for each variety, rainfall information, and many other details. As well as trialling up to 60 newer varieties each year, Don mixes things up by planting older and historic varieties for

ABOVE: Maitland growers Reid and Neil Smith, with Allan Mayfield. BELOW: Rob Wheeler WID, and wheat breeder Tony Rathjen in the Pugsley trial plot. PHOTOS: Lisa Redpath

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comparison purposes. This year, he has included varieties from the 1950s and 60s. “They aren’t looking too bad, but I don’t think they will match the new ones,” he said. About 80 people attended the crop day last week, including school students, with visitors coming from Maitland, Kimba, Williamstown, Nuriootpa, Mallala, and everywhere in between. “This year was the first year in four years that we’ve had something worth looking at,” Don said. “It makes it much more interesting.” In previous years, those attending crop walks have had competitions to guess the highest yielding plots, although Don said it was very dif-

ficult to predict. His trial site are particularly valuable for farmers in the area between the Hummocks and the Barunga Range, and along the highway between Lochiel and Redhill. The four decades of trials haven’t been without their challenges, including drought and snakes. “When I’m down on my hands and knees weeding, snakes take a particular interest,” Don said. “I’ve made a couple of hurried exits over the years.” Then there was the time his field sheet was splattered with what appeared to be hydraulic oil, which he believes came from a plane flying overhead. Don grew up on the

property he farmed after a short stint at wool classing until 2003 when contractors took over. “After leaving Clare High School in year 11 I had a year home, then started on the School of Mines wool classing certification course,” Don said. “I spent three years wandering the bush with stock owners and going to shearing sheds and different places.” While a bush life wasn’t for Don, he has no regrets about the friendships formed in those days. “I met some great people and began some great friendships - some have continued until now,” Don said. “There was a great camaraderie, and I met

my best man in the bush. He was at the crop walk the other day.” Don was married on August 31, 1959, and was married for 45 years before his wife passed away. The couples’two children, John and Anthony, live in Lochiel and Whyalla, and Don also has three grandchildren. In addition to his wheat trials, Don’s interests include Snowtown Ag Bureau, and he helped with the school agriculture block for 40 years, and has a keen interest in backpack walking. “We’ve got a little group and we get on the Heysen Trail walking, but it’s not often enough,” Don said. His walks have included the Broughton River, Mount Young, Mount Gregory, Black Rock and Mount Brian East. Don is also a keen photographer, and prefers film to digital. The Whiting farm will be leased from the end of this year following Don’s retirement.


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Local talent featured heavily at the opening of Rotary Club of Kapunda Kidman Art Show on Friday night. As well as the work of many local artists, many of the works were of local scenery or landmarks with a painting entitled “Farm House at Tarlee,” by Aberfoyle Park artist Alan Ramachandran winning this year’s Best in Exhibition, collecting the Light Regional Council’s acquisitive prize . Winners were announced in front of 50 guests, artists and local residents who attended the opening. Kidman Art Show will run throughout this week at Kapunda Soldiers Memorial Hall and conclude with a finale auction of 30 selected works on Friday night. Gawler auctioneer Steve Redden, from the Rotary Club of Gawler Light, will auction the works to the highest bidders. All proceeds will be directed to Rotary humanitarian projects. Chairman of the Kidman Art Show, Rotarian Frank Ware, said this year’s art show has produced some excellent work from local and interstate artists. “I encourage all local people interested in supporting the arts to come along to have a look on Friday night,” he said. Anyone interested in acquiring genuine artistic works can view the exhibition every day from 11am to 4pm or on the finale night before the auction. Tickets for the auction can be purchased for $5 from Kapunda Visitor Information Centre or at the door on the night.




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Members of Gawler Vintage, Veteran and Classic Car Club will take their cars for a spin and head to Hamley Bridge on Sunday for the start of the fourth season of Sunday breakfasts at Hamley Bridge Institute. A new and improved menu will be offered between 9am and 11am, allowing you to enjoy classic cars and a range of delights which will include favourites such as large pancakes, $3, bacon and egg sandwiches, $4 up to the extra big breakfast offering bacon, sausages, onion, egg, toast with mushrooms, tomato and beans for $8. Enjoy your country breakfast in the surroundings of the institute while you socalise with locals, or just read the paper, or if you prefer, take away. Facilitator, Louise Wren, is looking forward to another successful season and is encouraging anyone for the surrounding area to join in. Run by volunteers, the breakfasts raise money to improve the institute’s catering facilities and for seating and barbecues at River Light recreation area.

Plains Producer, Wednesday October 28, 2009

NEWS v Riverton & Manoora

Helen and Stephen named Nuffield Scholars


wo local farmers have been named amongst 18 Nuffield Scholarship winners across Australia. Stephen Ball and Helen Thomas received their scholarships at the Innovation in Australian Farming Awards at Hawkesbury, NSW, on Friday evening. The scholarships are each worth $27,000 and allow farmers the opportunity to travel internationally to explore agricultural issues and opportunities in a global context. Worldwide, there are 1400 Nuffield scholars. Stephen, a Riverton farmer, aims to investigate zero-till disc seeding systems in high rainfall growing zones, and its impact on soil biology and nutrient cycling. Stephen and his wife Nikki Hannaford grow cereals, legumes and oil-seeds on their 600ha farm using no-till methods, and have recently destocked their property of sheep to advance to zero-tillage and improve soil health. In addition, the couple have a 2300 head commercial rabbit enterprise. Stephen believes a lot more grain should be produced with their current rainfall. “We average 500mm rain a year in our region, and I believe there is potential for greater yields than the 5.5 tonnes we have been able to achieve,� he said. “There is a lot of unused, or under-utilised rain that is either being lost from the system or converted to vegetative growth rather than grain.� Stephen said he was particularly interested in the techniques and equipment being used in Brazil and Paraguay to conserve moisture. “They have been using no-till and zero-till strategies since the 1970s and have been able to refine the equipment to handle greater levels of stubble,� he said. As part of his scholarship sponsored by the Grains Research and Development Corporation, Stephen plans to visit Chile, Paraguay, and Brazil and South America, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain and France. Helen Thomas, of Manoora, was the second local recipient of a Nuffield Scholarship, sponsored by Landmark. Helen, who has previously worked as a reporter with the Plains Producer and is part of the Northern and Yorke Natural Resource Management Board, grams to preserve aesthetic, plans to use her scholarship to environmental and production study integrated environmental values. “Agriculture is being management. She and husband Wayne squeezed by the increasing operate a mixed farming busi- urbanisation of traditional farm ness near Manoora, where their land,� she said. “Because land values, parfour properties total 38,500ha cropping and produce wool ticularly near urban centres, are and prime lambs, with stud and often higher than the produccommercial poll merino flocks tive capacity of the land it is difficult for farmers to carry of up to 8500 head. Helen plans to research the the burden of environmental integration of agriculture into stewardship.� Helen said prime agricultural broader, publicly-supported ecosystem management pro- land had its own intrinsic worth


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We average 500mm rain a year in our region, and I believe there is potential for greater yields than the 5.5 tonnes we have been able to achieve

to society in terms of its productive capacity and aesthetic charm. “We need to preserve it, but at the moment the farming community is a lone voice in wanting to do so,� Helen said. “I’d like to visit systems where farmland is better integrated with environmental reserves and urban areas.� All scholarship recipients will participate in a compulsory Global Focus Program next year, which involves travel to

China, North America, South America, Middle East, India and Europe investigating agricultural marketing and trade issues, environmental issues and experiencing the different social and cultural aspects of each region. Following the initial sixweek program, scholars go their individual ways to pursue specific study programs in countries of their choice. Helen plans to visit the US and Europe during her study tour.



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Plains Producer, Wednesday October 28, 2009

Roma’s generous spirit “I will pass this way but once, any goodness I can do, any kindness I can show, let me do it now” his was Roma Stewart‘s life motto and she devoted more than 60 of her 76 years to continuous community service. Born in Riverton on January 4, 1933 Stockport resident Roma Jean Stewart will be remembered for her generosity and contribution to the Stockport area, giving a lifetime commitment to community service. Roma passed away on September 29, after a brief battle with cancer. Roma was the only child of Harold and Elsie Howard and spent her childhood on the family farm at Stockport. She was educated locally and involved in local groups including Rural Youth and Girl Guides. Roma moved to Adelaide as an adult and married Vernon Stewart and had two children, Howard and Heather. After divorcing she returned to the family farm at Stockport with her children. A well known cook and avid gardener, Roma was always willing to pass on her knowledge to others. Roma loved to read, do crosswords and always joked that she would read the spots off a newspaper. Her willingness to take all at face value, show compassion, to support, encourage, assist,


OBITUARY > Roma Jean Stewart 4/1/1933-29/9/2009

motivate and inspire endeared her to all. Her generosity of spirit knew no bounds. If anyone asked anything of her it would be gladly given with no expectation, demonstrated through her many hours volunteering in the community. She was approachable and informal and was “Roma” to her friends. In 2008, Roma overcame illness that left her an amputee, however she continued to live an independent life on the farm, showing all her inner strength, strong heart and determination. Just some of the community groups Roma was involved

with included Stockport Hall Youth Fundraising committee, Stockport Memorial Park (committee member), CWA (Stockport branch secretary for 10 years) and was the longest serving secretary of Stockport Hall Secretary and president of Stockport Community Association, until her passing. Roma was involved with Riverton Senior Citizens Home auxiliary committee, as a trolley lady for 30 years and committee member until her passing. At Hamley Bridge she was Group Scout Leader Hamley Bridge scouts, on the Hamley Bridge Recreation Centre catering committee, Hamley Bridge primary school welfare committee. Roma’s involvement with Friends of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital was impressive. She served as auxiliary member, was Region four president (multiple times), was a State Council representative. Granted Life Membership of Friends of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in 2006, Roma spent the last 15 years as secretary. Before she was laid to rest at Stockport cemetery, more than 100 family and friends celebrated Roma Stewart’s life achievements with stories at her funeral, fittingly held in Stockport hall. Roma is survived by her son Howard, daughter Heather, granddaughter Kate and four legged companion, Dash.

CRAFTY capers at Clementina’s Corner as (from left) Jan Higgs, Lyn Wilson and Sue Mudge work on preparing the old CWA rooms for opening early next year. n TO GET involved: Call Jan on 8867 1509.

Craft corner set to ‘sale’ A core group of women in and around Port Wakefield are continuing their plans to establish an arts and crafts outlet in the seaside town. Planning for Clementina’s Corner is well underway, with the group identifying plenty of people who may be able to supply the store with creations. “We have a whole A4 page of people in this area and within a 50km radius who have craft skills,” said Jan Higgs, who is helping to establish Clementina’s. The group is now working to refurbish the former CWA rooms, hoping to open in January or February next year. They hope to complete signs and shop fittings, and to ensure the quality of work

sold through Clementina’s, it is planned to have a group of three people approve the goods to be sold to ensure quality. In the meantime, the baltic pine floor will be restored, and eventually, the group hopes to display relics of ships in honour of Port Wakefield’s history as a busy port frequented by many ketches. The venture’s name itself ‘Clementina’s Corner’, is in honour of the early settlers, with Clementina being the name of a ketch involved in early trading. Any profits from the venture will be used for the upkeep of the building, and for local community projects. Those wishing to be involved in the project can contact Jan Higgs on 8867 1509.

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Work starts on school projects New gym under construction at Mallala – and others on the go Building projects at several local schools are well underway after a massive injection of Federal government funding. At Mallala Primary School, a new gymnasium is going up quickly, and also in the immediate future are plans to install six new interactive whiteboards, clear an area for a new junior primary playground, construct a new storage shed, and remove trees that are impacting building maintenance. More than $3 million Commonwealth funding has been received by Balaklava High School for a new science suite and the development of new nationally accredited trade training programs, and to provide new computers. Principal Mark Healy said it was an “educationally exciting time” that would create long lasting benefits for the community. The foundations have been laid to extend the tech studies complex, and the base is in place for a new shed in agricultural studies in preparation for the new trade training centre. As these are completed, the school will purchase new equipment for the agricultural, engineering, and building and construction trade training programs. Over the next three weeks, the old timber science and ag buildings will be demolished, ready to be replaced with a new four-classroom science suite. In addition, as part of the Commonwealth Digital Education Revolution initiative, 62 new computers have been ordered, including By Lauren lap tops and desktop machines. Balaklava Primary Colorbond fence is being School is well into its installed and a pergola National School Pride will be constructed. With any funds left projects. The open space unit from the $125,000 school is being revamped in a pride funding, the school $90,000 project to paint is investigating installthe building and install ing additional rainwater tanks. internal insulated walls. At Virginia Primary The walls can be removed when larger School, the path to the spaces are needed, such community car park has been widened and as for school concerts. In addition, a new re-paved as part of the

Parker National School Pride program. A new pergola has been added to another building. At Hamley Bridge Primary School, building work began over the holidays, when the kitchen area was given a makeover, ready to become the school canteen area. Windows are being

Leeanne Kroepsch, SSO at Mallala primary, has reason to smile as work continues rapidly on the new gym, at rear and left. The foundation pad is Negotiations are con- School is completed. replaced on some classready for concrete to be Plans are also unrooms, along with new tinuing for the developpoured to form the base cupboards, doors and ment of a new school derway for a junior and of a new library, and site activity room under fund- middle primary common carpets. works and the car park Work on the new ing from the Partnerships room. for the gym is expected Work will begin on a covered outdoor learning 21 program. to begin within the next An existing classroom new multipurpose buildarea is expected to begin fortnight. is under demolition at ing at Owen Primary within weeks. Snowtown Area Progress is also oc- Blyth Primary School, School within the next School is anticipating curring at Riverton and which will be replaced few weeks. significant improvements National School Pride District High School, with a larger classroom, to occur early next year. where the drama room complete with wet ar- funding has also been Three new classrooms used to install an adeas. is being replaced with and a teacher prep room New electronic smart ditional three interaca new building, and the in the primary school quad block is also being boards have also been tive whiteboards, and area will be created to installed in some class- upgrades to buildings, replaced. replace the computer such as painting and new At Riverton Primary rooms. room, teacher prep room In addition, a shed has carpets, is expected to School, a new, three and two classrooms. classroom building will been divided into two occur soon. State Premier Mike Horizon Christian soon replace old build- spaces. Rann spoke of the FedSchool has several major Two projects remain ings. eral government schools Auburn Primary to be completed, includ- projects underway. funding package at the A language centre is School has almost fin- ing the construction of a ALP State Convention ished its National School large storage shed, and currently being built. on Saturday. The cement floor is Pride projects, which improvements to the “In total, more than include the refurbishment outdoor area between the down, framework com- $1.37 billion of capital toilets and classrooms. plete and wall panelling of the library. works is being rolled The outdoor values going in. The newly refurbished out across government learning area at Port It is expected to be library will be reopened and private schools,” Wakefield Primary at lock-up stage within in two to three weeks. he said. weeks. o Advertising Feature

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Floating at 50 – BALAKLAVA’S Brenton Read was treated to a surprise ride in a balloon for his recent 50th birthday celebrations. Organised by Brenton’s wife Anne, also taking flight were their children Ben and Louise. Brenton (left) is pictured with Anne with son Ben (in the background) and friends Teresa O’Mahoney and Peter Michalanney and (INSET) flying high 3000 feet above the Barossa Valley.

HAMLEY Bridge’s River Light Bakehouse owners Samantha and Aiden Sczesny with TV chef Ian Hewitson in the Barossa Valley. The pair were filmed discussing their bread and how the ingredients come from the Adelaide Plains region and how the “old fashioned” process is used to make a quality, low volume hand made product.

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Liberal candidate for Light, Cosie Costa, Leader of the Opposition, Isobel Redmond, and Hamley Bridge resident Tom Redden at the recent opening of Mr Costa’s campaign office in Murray street, Gawler.

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Wasleys ‘night in’

Attention ladies! If you are looking to unwind after a busy week, go along to a “Ladies Night In” at Wasleys Institute on Friday, November 13. Stroll around the many displays and stalls from 7pm, enjoy a glass of champagne and chat with the locals. Displays of Tupperware, Nutrimetics, Postie Fashions, plants, second hand books, jewellery and cosmetics, lingerie, Avon, candles, pre-loved clothing, scrap booking, card reading, personalised books, Heaven and Earth creations, silk flower gifts, cake decorating, paper tole, raffles giftware and much more will be on show. Organiser, Moira Lee, said a “mystery showbag” was available to the first 100 ticket holders. “It has taken us some time to source items for our showbags and we think people will be pleasantly surprise at their content,” Moria said. Proceeds will go towards funding much needed heating, cooling, better lighting and other “luxuries” at the institute. “The upgrades are needed so we can in turn provide a more comfortable venue for our town activities, and also to boost our availability for hiring of the hall,” Moira said. Tickets are $7.50 and include a light supper, and are available from 8525 4052 or at the door.

Clare will ‘break away’ • Sponsorship of $35,000 has been registered for the Clare Valley Breakaway Festival. The Festival program, run in conjunction with the 2010 Santos Tour Down Under, will be announced at the official launch in Clare on Friday night. • A contractor to undertake civil works for the Community Wastewater Management Scheme upgrades at Clare, Saddleworth and Riverton has been selected from six submissions. Arrangements are being finalised to enable S.C. Heinrich and Co to carry out the work.

The walls of Hamley Uniting Church reverberated with the sounds of fantastic music and songs as Horizon Christian school band played in the presence of a packed congregation on a recent Sunday. Almost 100 parents, children, teachers and friends attended on the occasion of the Student Dedication service for all local students and families as they enter the final term for the year. The organisation of the service was a combined initiative of the Uniting and Anglican churches in the town. Pastor Grant Jewell from the Uniting Church conducted the service.

Extended trail almost complete Lewiston horse enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the completion of the extension to the horse and walking trail which runs throughout the district. The new extension will link the trail from Hayman road to Hams Park, and almost all the way to Gawler road. Manager of infrastructure and engineering services at the District Council of Mallala, John Tillack, said the project is reaching its final stages. “I would expect it to be finished in the next 10 days,” he said on Monday. The trail was funded as part of the government economic incentive package. Regular users of the area Casey Hogan and Rebecca Woznik are thrilled and say they are

Rebecca Woznik and Casey Hogan ride the Lewiston horse trail, which soon will be completed. not the only ones. “I see people out riding and running here all the time,

it’s really well used, so the extension is definitely a good investment,” Casey

said. “It’s always good to get the horses out of the trotting pen, and the

ground around the trail is soft and good to ride on.”

Plains Producer, Wednesday October 28, 2009


SPECIAL FEATURE v Dublin Institute

Dublin’s community foundation Celebrations in Dublin start on Thursday, November 5, and continue throughout the month to mark the 125th birthday of the Dublin Institute. Dublin identity Pat Thompson said the celebrations would be a good way to celebrate how the institute had contributed to the community over the years. Next Thursday “birthday bingo” kicks off the event, with double prize money for the special night. Eyes down at 7.30pm. Supper will also be served. An afternoon tea to remember the wireless and radio days will be held on Friday November 6, including a collection of serials, plays, school broadcasts and quiz shows from the 1950/60s. The oldest person

125thAnniversary 1884 – 2009

DUBLIN’S David Virgin and Pat Thompson outside the Institute after the 2008 Emu Awards, (centre) in the late 1800s and (right) today. Centre right: “Dressed” for a Dublin football club premiership dinner in 1928 and (below) packed with people at the Emu Awards breakfast. present will cut an institute birthday cake. The event starts at 1.30pm with Richard Norris as host. Admission is $4 per person. On Monday November 9, Mallala Lions are returning to the institute for old times sake to conduct their regular dinner meeting. An old fashioned movie night will return to the institute on Saturday November 14, featuring a newsreel, cartoons and

a short documentary followed by a feature movie presented by Ian Laughton. Dandy icecreams, Jaffas, Fantails, soft drinks, tea and coffee will be available during interval. Adults admission is $5, children $3 and under 5 years free. On Tuesday November 17, Dublin Senior Citizens will return to their original meeting place. Following the special bingo at 10.30am, there will be a pooled

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luncheon. The special birthday Paddy’s Market on Saturday, November 21, will include a BBQ, stalls, entertainment, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Buskers, both young and old are welcome to entertain on the institute grounds. Markets run from 9.30am until 4pm. The markets will continue on the Sunday, with more entertainment, including photographic displays presented by the Dublin History group

and Dublin CFS. Another large birthday cake will be cut during afternoon tea, and there will be a children’s decorated bikes competition with a total prize of $100. Buskers are again welcome to entertain in addition to other entertainment throughout the day. Finally, as a late addition to the celebrations, Dublin Institute will also host the Christmas Carols on December 23 instead of Windsor church.

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2009 calendar of events Thursday November 5

125th Birthday Institute Bingo - 7.15pm for 7.30pm • Prize money will be doubled for this special night & supper will be served

Friday November 6

The Wireless / Radio of By Gone Days - 1.30pm with Richard Norris • Institute birthday cake being cut by the oldest person present • Entertainment during interval time • Afternoon tea • $4 admission p/person

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Gaynor and Derek marry

Plains Producer, Wednesday October 28, 2009

n GAYNOR Tink married Derek Hore in a garden ceremony at Koonowla, near Auburn, on Saturday.The Balaklava couple were pronounced man and wife by Uniting church minister Shane Kammermann, pictured (left) with Trent Smith and Billy King looking on. Gaynor is the daughter of June and Graham Tink, of Bordertown and Derek the son of Robert Hore and Julie Corcoran, of Balaklava. About 150 guests enjoyed a reception at Clare Golf Club. In the wedding party were: Stacey Hinge, Kylie King, Fleur Finlayson, Kimberly Brownlie, Trent Smith, Nick May, Greg Heaslip Bartyn Dall, Billy King, Ethan Brownlie, Bryson Hinge, Jaden Brownlie, Sianna Hinge, Elisha Hinge, Remmi King, Amelia Hinge and Georgina King, with readings by Sheralyn Bond and Carly Gregor.

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BEN Martin tows rollerblader Nathan Greenshields. Balaklava High School students took part in a bikeathon last Tuesday, venturing on a route in the Balaklava township. While the event was mainly for bike riders, students were also allowed to walk – many coming to school on the bus were unable to bring their bikes. The event aimed to promote an active, healthy lifestyle. Students also rode scooters, inline skates, skateboards and the like. Riders endured a 6km ride, while most students walked a 5km circuit, from 1.30 – 3pm. The school put on a BBQ lunch, with funds raised helping to pay off a recently purchased coffee machine. Students will be trained to use this machine, giving them skills they can use in the future. The pandemic H1N1 influenza virus, or Swine Flu, is still a threat to many Australians. To help reduce the threat, the Australian Governments have introduced a vaccination program for everyone over ten years of age. It is especially important for those most at risk, such as: • healthcare workers • pregnant women • parents and guardians of young infants • Indigenous Australians • and those with chronic health conditions such as asthma, obesity, diabetes, kidney disease, lung or heart disease, cancer or neurological diseases. Children under 10 years will be able to receive the vaccine when clinical trials and paediatric registration is complete.

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The Way

We were 5

YEARS AGO October 2004

•Local BMX riders Shelley and Leah Tynan and Jarrad Huckshold came sixth, third and sixth respectively in the 10 year old, 13 year old and 13-14 year old sections at the state titles at Tea Tree Gully.


YEARS AGO October 1999

•Balaklava Primary School student Kate Langdon won the junior primary section of BHP Wildscience, a state competition, with her entry Super Dog, an imaginary dog, designed using modern technology.


YEARS AGO October 1989

•A team of 30-plus year olds represented the Adelaide Plains Netball Association at the second Masters Games, finishing fourth overall.


• 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; Hamley Bridge Memorial Hospital AGM. • Nov 6: Blyth Paper Drive; Remembering the Wireless/Radio of Gone days, Dublin Institute; Pinery Red Cross presentation ‘Zimbabwe to Australia’. • Nov 7: Balaklava, Port Wakefield, Owen, Mallala Paper Drive. • Nov 8: Port Wakefield Reunion. • Nov 9: Two Wells Neighbourhood Watch meeting. • Nov 11: Two Wells Community Centre AGM; “An Evening in the Park” Brinkworth’s Birthday Awards.

Plains Producer, Wednesday October 28, 2009

LOCAL v Living

The humble spud – more than just starch Heritage Highlights

We all know the potato as a staple food and source of starch and carbohydrates, but it is more than that. The humble spud dates back to the ancient civilisations of South America, about 4500 years ago, in Peru, and the first archaeological evidence of potato cultivation. Early potato growing was in the plateau and mountain regions of Peru where it was too cold to grow wheat and corn. As well as having good food properties, they were easy to store and transport. The people of Peru developed a range of techniques to improve the production and storage of potatoes and, if you think “freeze drying” is something modern, think again. The Peruvians have been doing it for thousands of years. After freeze drying, they would crush the potatoes and make “chuno”, a white potato flour which

by Norma Schopp

they mixed with water as a food, or used as flour to make bread. Ancient artifacts show it was used as an art theme and also featured in their pottery. It was also believed to have medicinal properties, rubbed on the skin to promote the healing of sick patients. The Inca people also worshipped potato gods and practised various rituals to ensure the success of their potato crops. Spanish explorers introduced the potato to Europe in the 1500s – they had gone to South America in search of treasures but, as well as plunder-

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ing all the gold and silver from the mines, they noted the potato being used as a valuable food source for the mine workers, so began feeding it to the ships’ crews. A book written by John Gerard in 1597 had claimed the potato originated in Virginia, USA, and this theory held for about 300 years, but has now been disproved. Gerard’s mistake was related to Sir Francis Drake’s seafaring adventures, one of which involved picking up a group of starving Virginians. The popularity of potatoes gradually spread across Europe, with herbalists expounding its medicinal qualities, claiming it could cure ills ranging from diarrhoea to tuberculosis; it was also heralded as a powerful aphrodisiac! In the 1740s, the promotion of potato cultivation by the Kings of Prussia


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and Germany led to it becoming a valuable food crop in Eastern Europe, but it took a long time before the potato was widely accepted in England. Ireland became so dependant on potatoes as a major food source, that no-one wanted to listen to the warnings about being dependant on only one source of income. The day of reckoning came with the famous “potato blight” fungus, which first appeared in Ireland in 1845. It devastated potato crops to such an extent that it became known as the Irish Potato Famine, wiping out the crops in 1845, 1846 and 1848. People were left with no crops and therefore no income – many starved to death, some wandered the countryside begging for food or work, others ate grass and weeds to survive, and those who could afford to left the country in search of a better life. No doubt, quite a few came to Australia.

You’ve had a hard day at work, the traffic was unbearable and your head is throbbing. You open the front door and the velvet body of your cat trails your ankles and greets you. You don’t know how or why, but each evening when your cat greets you, the day’s troubles seem to fade. It’s a fact that two of the most important qualities people seek out in a pet are companionship and love. With individuals working longer hours, people are looking for a pet who is reliably low maintenance and able to adapt to a wide range of living situations. Enter the cat. Cats will feel at home anywhere, and

The cat makes an ideal pet require neither a back yard to run around in or a daily walk. They are happy to spend the majority of the day sunning themselves by a window or snoozing on a cushion. Those that have lived with a “felineother” (or, even better, a pair) know just how fun-loving, loyal and deeply affectionate a cat can be. A cat’s highly developed sense of independence is regularly misinterpreted as being cold-hearted.

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It is this very attribute that makes a cat so easy to live with. Similarly, cats are excellent for families wishing to introduce th e i r ch i l dren to pet ownership. Research shows children who grow up with pets have lower allergic sensitivities and higher levels of compassion, so bringing a cat into the house and teaching the kids how to interact is a great start to any child’s life. Cats make great

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pets for the aged and infirm. Their light body and gentle movements make for tranquil companions who get satisfaction in relaxing with their owner for the majority of the day. Many would agree that a perfect pet should be clean, easy to live with and look after, able to adapt to a variety of homes and happy to have time on their own, yet love unconditionally. The perfect pet comes in one elegant and purring package – the cat!

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Plains Producer, Wednesday October 28, 2009

Guide v TV seven day 7 DAY TV GUIDE Week commencing October 29



SPORT v Bowls

Plains Producer, Wednesday October 28, 2009

Hamley Bridge wins tight match against Riverton Ideal playing conditions set the stage for interesting results in week three of Wooroora Men’s bowls, played last weekend. With three division one sides having the bye, only two matches were played last Saturday. The feature match saw Hamley Bridge narrowly defeat Riverton by two shots to maintain their position at the head of the premiership table. In the remaining match Balaklava easily accounted for Port Wakefield winning by 21 shots. This week Going into this weekend’s round of matches, the top four in division one is as follows: Hamley Bridge, Owen, Mallala and Balaklava. However, these positions can change quickly depending on which side has the bye for the

By John Glistak WWBA secretary round. Mallala hosts Hamley Bridge on Saturday where the host club’s home green advantage will be an asset but perhaps not sufficient against the strong Hamley Bridge combination. Riverton has narrowly lost its two previous matches and will be looking forward to opening its account against Owen which has so far had two wins. A close match is anticipated once again with Riverton likely to take the honours. Wasleys has been competitive in its matches so far this season and should challenge Balaklava in their match on Saturday. However, Balaklava will come

away with the points on this occasion. Port Wakefield has the bye this weekend. Division one: October 24 – Balaklava 74(10) (T. Clifford 24, B. Taylor 32, P. Thompson 18) def. Port Wakefield 53(2) (G. McPharlin 23, R. Murphy 9, R. McQuire 21); Hamley Bridge 70(10) (D. Rex 28, A. O’Brien 26, B. Smith 16) def. Riverton 68(2) (B. Mullins 21, M. Griffiths 21, N. Rogers 26); Mallala, Owen & Wasleys Byes Division One Standings – Hamley Bridge 32(47): Owen 26(14); Mallala 24(20); Balaklava 16(9), Wasleys 12(-29), Riverton 10(-7); Port Wakefield 6(-54) Division One: October 31 – Mallala vs Hamley Bridge, Riverton vs Owen, Wasleys vs Balaklava, Port Wakefield bye.

DIVISION ONE skippers, Trevor Clifford, Balaklava and Greg McPharlin, Port Wakefield watch the play during the match at Balaklava on Saturday. BELOW: Youngster Molly Whittaker bowls for Balaklava.

Top two in division two

ALAN Northcott, Balaklava sends the kitty down.

Only two undefeated Division Two sides remain after the third round of matches. In the closest match of the day, Riverton White and Owen fought out an enthralling draw decided on the last end of the match. Mallala White also remained unbeaten after accounting for previously undefeated Balaklava Blue by 16 shots. Elsewhere, Hamley Red suffered their first loss courtesy of Port Wakefield Gold. Other sides to record their second wins for the season were Balaklava Red, Hamley White and Tarlee. The top four Division Two standings after last weekend’s matches, are – Mallala White, Riverton White, Balaklava Blue and Hamley Red. One of the matches of interest in Division Two, this weekend, will be the clash between Hamley Red and Mallala White. A close match is anticipated as each side endeavours to shore up its position

STEVE Hawke, Balaklava and Owen Eglington, Port Wakefield watch the bowl come in.

among the leading sides of the Division. Another intriguing match will feature Balaklava Red hosting Hamley White, both sides also vying to add another win to their tally. Owen, Riverton White, Balaklava Blue, Tarlee and Balaklava White are expected to record victories in their respective matches. Division Two: 24 October 2009 – Mallala White 73(10) (J. Curnow 31, B. Smith 26, G. Forrest 16) def. Balaklava Blue 57(2) (P. McPharlin 18, K. Harkness 15, R. Barr 24); Port Wakefield Gold 82(10) (A. Carslake 18, A. Brown 35, T. Jones 29) def. Hamley Red 69(2) (J. Bell 32, G. Schilling 18, D. French 19); Balaklava Red 73(8) (C. Cowan 35, D. Whittaker 19, R. Hillman 19) def. Port Wakefield Blue 64(4) (R. McGregor 15, A. Williams 25, L. Johnson 24); Balaklava White 80(10) (C. Milton 29, J. Olsen 32, M. Olsen 19) def. Wasleys 71(2) (J., Williamson 19, J. McDonnell 18, T. Prior 34); Riverton White 64(7) (R. Hannaford 12, P. Kelly

23, J. Glistak 29) def. Owen 64(4) (L. Beaty 27, P. Sullivan 18, L. Hean 19); Hamley White 77(10) (I. Parr 24, L. Stott 19, A. Fyfe 34) def. Mallala Black 56(2) (K. McDonald 20, M. King 23, G. Donlon 13); Tarlee 80(12) (R. Clarke 30, F. Gorey 28, D. Branson 22) def. Riverton Black 65(0) (P. Gates 21, B. Prime 23, R. Schulz 21). Division Two Standings – Mallala White 30(25); Riverton White 29(43); Balaklava Blue 26(59); Hamley Red 24(41); Hamley White 22(35); Tarlee 22(2); Balaklava Red 20(14); Balaklava White20(-7); Owen 19(22); Port Wakefield Blue 16(-7); Port Wakefield Gold 12(-1); Mallala Black 6(-59); Wasleys 4(-82); Riverton Black 2(-85). Division Two: 31 October 2009 – Balaklava Red vs Hamley White, Mallala Black vs Owen, Riverton White vs Wasleys, Port Wakefield Blue vs Balaklava Blue, Tarlee vs Port Wakefield Gold, Hamley Red vs Mallala White, Balaklava White vs Riverton Black.

BALAKLAVA’S Lawrie Zerk bowls.

PHIL Fontaine in action for Port Wakefield.

Plains Producer, Wednesday October 28, 2009

Bowls North Eastern

Mid week Pennant results from Wednesday October 21. Balaklava 50 (8) R Hillman 32, K Harkness 18 d Clare Red 32 (2) R Jarman 10, R Howes 22. Snowtown 31 (10, R Brand 15, K Kreig 16 def Brinkworth 25 (0) M McElvenny 14, J Goss 11. Spalding 38 (10) G Goodridge 19, P Goodridge 19, def Clare Blue 33 (0) J Bradbury 16, R Wurst 17. Blyth 37 (8) L Mader 14, R Kennett 23, def Burra 33 (2) C Boston 23, R Taylor 10. Clare White bye. Premiership Table Snowtown 10 55.36 Spalding 10 53.52 Balaklava 8 60.98 Blyth 8 52.86 Burra 2 47.14 Clare Red 2 39.02 Clare Blue 0 46.48 Brinkworth 0 44.64 Clare White 0 0


Match results from Thursday October 22. Round Three: Auburn Black 39 (S Hean 12, H Williams 27) def Burra Gold 33 (K Maidment 24, D Broderick 9) Auburn Red 45 (M Mount 18, M Parkinson 27) def Booborowie 41 (M Baldock 24, M White 17) Burra Green 48 (A Webster 18, D Day 30) def Tarlee 33 (J Rohde 14, S Molineux 19) Burra Red 6 received forfeit from Spalding 0 Hallett 36 (R Jaquet 16, D Kealy 20) lst Saddleworth Gold 52 (C Reed 33, C Haydon 19) Mintaro 29 (W Folks 18, S Ettridge 11) lst Saddleworth Blue 45 (R Richardson 16, B Schoenberg 29) Riverton Black 27 (A Harrip 14, M Prime 13) lst Robertstown Green 57 (S Kimpton 32, D Kotz 25) Riverton Blue 31 (M Keast 22, J Schroeder 9) lst Robertstown Gold 43 (L Mosey 12, C Ruediger 31) Riverton Green 42 (E Passehl 18, J Przibilla 24) def Watervale 35 (P Walshaw 21, J Ackland 14) Premiership Table Round Three Side Points Shots Robertstn Green 20 49 Burra Green 20 36 Auburn Red 18 22 Riverton Green 18 17 Burra Red 18 9 Robertstn Gold 16 20 Saddlewth Blue 12 13 Riverton Blue 12 0 Burra Gold 12 (1) Saddlewth Gold 10 (5) Auburn Black 10 (12) Tarlee 10 (12) Booborowie 8 (7) Watervale 8 (19) Mintaro 8 (24) Spalding 6 (11) Hallett 6 (35) Riverton Black 4 (40)

sport v Bowls

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Port Wakefield 61 d Balaklava Red 42. M Hayes 20 d J Wood; M McQuire 24 d F Rowland, H Brown 17 d C Goldney 11. Mallala White 53 d Balaklava Green 38. R Jenkin 19 d D Lamond 10; B Philp 17 d M Marshman 14; C King 20 d J Milton. Owen 60 d Mallala Black 43. H Hocking 18 d B Roney 18, B Harkness 24 d J Curnow 14; G Wandel 18 d Y Curnow 11. Two Wells Red 54 d Balaklava Gold 42. M Gameau 16 d S Welke, L Harkness 19 d B Molloy, G Gamuea 26 d K Catford 8. Hamley Bridge 65 d Two Wells White 45. H Gregory 33 d M Burford 6, N Bubner 23 d S Underwood 13, M Maylyn 26 d N Fyfe 9. Premiership Table Mallala White 32 +46 Port Wakefield 29 +22 Owen 26 +51 Hamley Bridge 22 +22 Two Wells White 20 -2 Two Wels Red 16 0 Mallala Black 15 -5 Balaklava Green 12 -14 Balaklava Red 12 -49 Balaklava Golf 4 -67


Successful tournament for Mallala bowlers The Mallala Ladies Bowling Club held another successful open tournament on a beautiful calm spring day last Friday. Ladies president, Shirley Sanders welcomed 19 entries from 16 different clubs and apologies from five clubs. Sponsors for the day were Taylor & Forgie, Gawler and the National Bank. A delightful display of roses blooming at just the right day greeted all visitors inside and outside the clubhouse. A fun competition identifying some of these roses was held during the lunch break – won by Marlene Hefferman of Gawler. Winners for the day were Moonta, skippered by Beryl Williams (pictured at right). The runner-up rink was from Salisbury, skippered by Doreen Smith.

RIGHT: The winning team, Moonta, from left: Rikki Bartlett, Margaret Stone of Taylor & Forgie (sponsor), Ina Coates, June Wilson and Beryl Williams.

Yvonne Curnow, Mallala watches as her team mate’s bowl comes in. LEFT: Balaklava’s Fay Rowland picks up her bowl.

Sides for Saturday

BALAKLAVA - Division 1: Balaklava v Wasleys at Wasleys. Cars: Thirds. B Olsen, O Chapman, A Chivell, T Clifford (sk). G Palmer, K McPharlin, D Lamond, P Thompson (sk). A Northcott, J Roberts, S Hawke, B Taylor (sk). Division 2: Balaklava White v Riverton Black at Balaklava. H Hebisch, U Clark, S Guy, M Olsen (sk). L Day, C Stewart, Z Guy, J Olsen (sk). L Braddock, B Moffatt, J Milton, C Milton (sk). Balaklava Blue v Port Wakefield at Port Wakefield. Cars: Thirds. J McPharlin, D Anderson, C Welke, R McPharlin (sk). R May, J Lee, K Catford, R Barr (sk). L Harkness, R Greenshields, P McPharlin, K Harkness (sk). Balaklava Red v Hamley White at Balaklava. T Whittaker, N Sampson, D Beare, C Cowan (sk). E Cunningham, A Barr, B Philp, K Cottle (sk). M Roberts, R McDonald, L Zerk, R Hillman (sk). Bar: C Milton, M Olsen. Chicken Wheel: B Moffatt. Afternoon Tea: F Rowland, J Veitch, J Cleary. OWEN - Division 1. Owen v Riverton at Riverton. B Drown, P Freebairn, B Traill, N Harkness (sk). G Marshman, R Uppill, T Harkness, G Harkness (sk). B Diehl, K Warnes, G Bubner, B Parker (sk). Cars: P Freebairn, K Warnes, T Harkness departing at 12.30. Division 2. Owen v Mallala Black at Mallala. A Wandel, R Hill, K Gould, P Sullivan (sk). P McIntyre, A Tiller, D Greer, L Beaty (sk). J Robinson, C Hocking, L Hean, I Freebairn (sk). Cars: P Sullivan, A Tiller, C Hocking departing at 12.45. Reserves from D Hartwell, J Marshman.

MALLALA’S Helen March gets her aim right before sending one down.

Nancy Bubner, Hamley Bridge and Tricia Ritchie, Saddleworth watch play.

NATALIE Fyfe, Hamley Bridge watches as her Saddleworth opponent beckons her team mate’s bowl.

Bowlers assist Lions project A group of Lawn Bowlers gathered at the Tarlee Bowling Club to raise funds for a new “Patient Lifter” for the Gilbert Valley Senior Citizens Homes at Riverton. The Lions Club of Gilbert Valley organised the afternoon, which was patronised by residents of the Gilbert Valley. A keen competition resulted in a team from Tarlee being declared the winners. An accuracy bowling test was won by Marie Carter from Stockport. Over $270 was raised for the project. LEFT: Lions Club President Frank Gorey, with winners, from left: Peter Dunn, Ron Clarke, Leona Clarke, and Sue Dunn.


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Plains Producer, Wednesday October 28, 2009

Jarred making his mark on the SANFL Rising star Jarred Allmond has won the runner-up best and fairest medal for the Woodville/West Torrens team in the South Australian National Football League, after a highly commendable debut season. The star wingman from Lewiston missed out on the best and fairest award by two votes, with captain Mark McKenzie taking the prize. But considering his age and league experience, runner up is no small feat. “I thought I would get a few votes from the start of the season, but I wasn’t expecting runner-up,” Jarred said. “But I talked to the coach afterwards, and he said I was consistent,” “My heart was pounding in the last few rounds of the medal count.” The 19-year-old has definitely made his mark in the SANFL, also taking out the Coca Cola Rising Star Award at the Magarey Medal

By Bronte Hewett Count, after being nominated in his first game of league football in round one. “My goal was just to keep my spot in the league side and work on my game,” Jarred said. Nervously awaiting the AFL draft next month, Jarred hopes to get picked up in the draft list. “I would like to stay around Adelaide, but West Coast is my team,” Jarred said. Allmond has been playing league for Woodville/West Torrens since the start of this year, after playing some U17s and U19s with the club and his junior football with the Two Wells Roosters. RIGHT: Jarred Allmond at Two Wells oval on Monday.

Renee, Matthew junior bowls champs

Blue House captains Bethany Hamann and Clinton Baker with the Shield.

Kingfishers claim Horizon shield Horizon Christian School held its Sports Day on Friday October 16, after having to delay due to bad weather. After a wet start to the morning students were able to continue their sports after recess and compete in many different events. The older students competed in running races, jumps and throws

and it was great to see a high level of participation. Many records were broken on the day, one of the most significant being Luke Tassell breaking the one minute mark in the 400m, running it in 59.56sec. The scores for the day were: Kingfishers 1004, Curlews, 824, Rosellas 673, Robins 521.

YOUNG Balaklava bowlers Renee McPharlin and Matthew Northcott performed well in the Under 18 National Junior Lawn Bowls titles held in Budgewoi, near Newcastle, New South Wales during the recent school holidays. Renee, 14, represented SA in the pairs and fours, winning bronze in both, beating Tasmania in the pairs and Western Australia in the fours. The girls came third overall and the boys sixth. The SA team finished equal third. Matthew, 16, won bronze in the fours. Both Renee and Matthew were skippers and performed very well. RIGHT: Renee and Matthew show off their medals.

Mallala ladies open tournament action

Simanga Nyoni conquers the high jump.

ABOVE: Bev Molloy bowls for Two Wells. LEFT: Margaret Gameau, Two Wells shows her team mate the line.

Plains Producer, Wednesday October 28, 2009

sport v Basketball


Owen women steal first win for over a year It’s hard when one team in a competition is far superior to the rest of the teams. It is not that the superior team should feel guilty, it’s just something that happens in country sport. This seems to be the case in a couple of the junior grades and one of the senior grades. Hopefully the teams concerned will look at how they managed this and will somehow have a “good sport” attitude. There are, however, a number of competitions that are close. The division one women appear to be one of these. Dribbler got excited by the game between Long Plains and Redlegs – not because it was close but because he didn’t realise that Kerri Blackwell was playing and just how good she was! The game between Bulldogs and Lightning was the one that had me on edge. It was a tough game with some impressive plays. Kirsty Williams certainly hasn’t lost her touch, and youngster Alexandra Wilson showed that she is a player of the future. The Bulldogs, with their strength, won in the end. Another game that had Dribbler on edge was very low scoring but close. I am not sure if it was the power and strength of the Owen women or the height and youthfulness of the Cats that attracted him. It was an up and down game with scores hard to make. Sally Fritz led the way for Owen to give them what we were told was Owen’s first win for RIGHT: Shauni Tiller, Balaklava Suns, defends as Owen’s Rebecca Fritz dribbles the ball during the division two girls game.

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over a year. The game that amazed me was the one between Swaggies and Hawks. The Hawks looked the ‘goods’ and showed plenty of class in the first half. They are both young and good. I particularly like the way Sam Noack plays. He is a great team player and has silky skills. Another player with similar attributes, on the other side, is Heath Pym – who Dribbler thought was targeted by the Hawks as the danger player – also put in a great game. I think the calm and determined leadership of Swaggies captain Andrew McDonnell probably made the difference and gave them a very close win. Annette on the gate reckons it was the Swaggies’ tall forward who won it for them. Down the other end on court one, Sonics and Redlegs had another close match. I thought Sonics had it in the bag, but with Craig Price on fire and scoring a top 21 points, they didn’t make it. It was an exciting game and their next encounter may be different when they shut down the high scorer. It will definitely be worth watching. High scores were created in division three boys when the Pistons

outscored the Bullets by more than 50 points. Youngsters Zac Scholz and Jake Michael scored 20 or more points each. Surprisingly high scoring Bulldogs from last week couldn’t put it together this week against Owen, and went down by 14. Dribbler’s young favourites Tait and Brandon just couldn’t weave their magic. Maybe the likes of Jayden Wedding and Jarrad Dunstan were the reason, but both teams gave us a great match to watch. In division two boys Joshua Appleby gave his Bulldog team mates something to talk about, scoring two points more than their opposition total score. Amazing! And their opposition were the talented Bulls who, with clever and skilful Caleb McPharlin and Joshua Butterfield, now have a lot to think about and some hard practises to undertake. Dribbler usually keeps his mouth shut when it comes to umpires, but he was full of words this week. He was amazed by the commitment of the likes of Craig Price, Peter McMillan and Aishlea Smith who seem to be either playing or umpiring. Then there are the older ones like Craig Stowers, Alan Baker, Richard Gregory and Ray Bennett who never seem to tire. Was that Craig Schahinger out there umpiring again? I thought that he’d hung up his whistle years ago! Next week is week three and is the end of the mercy period for teams with regard to uniforms and registration. I’ll be surprised if the teams get their acts together, even though I know there are many hard working club people trying to do it. I hear the umpires are going to be stricter this year than in the past and not leave it until finals to send off players not correctly attired. Dribbler reckons we have seen the last of the rain and that Fridays are going to be hotter this season. I think he said this with his tongue in his cheek, but I am sure that if last Friday is anything to go on we have much to look forward to. See you at basketball!

Jarrad Dunstan, Owen and Jordan Alsop, Bulldogs jump to get the rebound during the division three boys game on Friday night.

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men’s division

Div 1 Women

Young Guns 43 (M.Pascoe 19, A.Williams 10, K.Simon 6) def Eagles 31 (P.Kowalick 11, D.Smith 11, W.Hill 5). Swaggies 34 (A.McDonnell 12, H.Pym 9, J.McArdle) def Hawks 30 (S.Noack 9, B.Mitchell 7, V.Joshua 7). Redlegs 33 (C.Price 21, S.McGuiness 6, D.Hill 2) def Sonics 30 (J.Walker 10, N.Yates 5, M.Reljich 5). Bulldogs 63 (J.Brice 17, S.Nankivell 13, J.Cmrlec 8) def Meercats 40 (B.Traill 13, A.Pratt 12, C.Williams 7). Owen 29 (P.Clark 9, D.Bevan 7, B.Moreton 4) def Longies 21 (B.Barnes, J.Barnes 4, K.Jenkin 4).

Hamley Bridge 42 (L.Read 12, G.Callery 8, K.Smith 8) def Owen 38 (S.Florence 9, S.Wilson 9, B.Wedding 8). Long Plains 30 (K.Blackwell 13, C.Fiebig 6, J.Fiebig 6) def Redlegs 17 (A.Smith 10, K.Marshall 3, S.Mudge 2). Bulldogs 30 (K.Williams 8, N .Healey 8, S.Young 6) def Lightning 27 (A.Wilson 10, J.Harding 7, K.McArdle 3).

division 1 Boys Owen 41 (J.Smith 11, K.Robinson 8, T.Halls 8) def Mavericks 30 (J.Jenner 8, L.Williams 7, P.McMillian 7). Broncos 39 (R.McPharlin 14, L.Guy 12, S.Rowland 4) def Bulldogs 20 (L.Boon 6, T.Lawson 4, J.Sharman 4).

division 2 Boys Magics 25 (J.Taylor 8, B.Heaslip 6, H.Veitch 6) def Long Plains 14 (A.McArdle 8, K.McArdle 4, C.Sharer 2). Bulldogs 56 (J.Appleby 26, J.Zilm 8, T.Williams 6) def Bulls 24 (C.McPharlin 9, J.Butterfield 9, B.Krieg 6).

division 3 Boys Pistons 61 (Z.Scholz 24, J.Michael 20, J.Butterfield 13) def Bullets 9 (D.Mumford 6, J.Rohrlach 2, C.Harris 1). Owen29 (J.Wedding 10, M.Knight 6, J.Dunstan 5) def Bulldogs 15 (B.Taylor 5, T.Nottle 4, J.Hoepner 2).

division 4 Boys Sonics 22 (T.Lane 14, S.Speissegger 8) def Long Plains 5 (A.Snowden 2, I.Pepe 2, R.Cummings 1). Bulldogs 37 (S.Carslake 14, W.Dixon 8, T.Moulds 6) def Owen 10 (J.Tiller 4, T.Munzer 3, J.Heaslip 2).

Division 2 Women Owen 15 (S.Fritz 6, B.Wood 3, A.Warner 2) def Cats 12 (L.Mugge 4, S.Mugge 4, E.Pratt 2). Thunder 38 (J.Koch 20, B.Baldwin 14, J.Krieg 2) def Redlegs 20 (K.Harrison 12, K.Mudge 2, D.Slok 2).

Division 1 Girls Reglegs 55 (J.Angel 18, T.Nottle 17, K.Cmrlec 10) def Long Plains 12 (A.Abberley 6, K.Taylor 6). Storm 23 (R.McPharlin 15, T.Gates 6, R.Mallon 2) def Owen 24 (B.Wedding 16, K.Graham 8).

Division 2 Girls Spurs 23 (T.White 8, S.Faermann 5, E.Mahony 4) def Pacers 14 (C.Williams 6, A.Michael 4, C.Guy 2). Bulldogs 34 (T.Williams 12, D.Hosking 8, S.Watts 6) def Redlegs 21 (H.Hoepner 10, C.Moulds 7, R.Mudge 2). Suns 28 (B.Koch 14, S.Tiller 6, C.McPharlin 4) def Owen 22 (M.Merry 8, R.Fritz 7, B.Wilson 4).

Division 3 Girls Nuggets 22 (E.Cunningham 8, K.Gregory 6, S.Heaslip 4) def Falcon 14 (K.White 6, L.Tiller 4, A.Langdon 2). The Breezers 42 (K.Wedding 18, R.Dunstan 10, L.Parker 4) def Rowans 12 (G.McArdle 4, T.Graham 4, M.Bennett 2).

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Results of senior A grade cricket played on October 24

Mallala vs Long Plains Match won by Long Plains Mallala Batting M.Birchmore Not Out............................. 56 K.Curnow ct J.McArdle b M.Trussell..... 39 R.Montgomery ct H.Pym b M.Trussell... 14 B.Montgomery b M.Trussell..................... 7 W.Rudd Not Out...................................... 0 A.Buckley...........................................DNB A.Fisher..............................................DNB B.Martin..............................................DNB B.Goudie............................................DNB L.Bruggemann....................................DNB J.Charnstrom......................................DNB Extras 6 Total 3/122 Long Plains Bowling Bowler O M W R M.Warnes 4 0 0 12 J.McArdle 4 0 0 20 Sc.McArdle 3 0 0 23 M.East 2 0 0 18 M.Trussel 4 0 3 26 R.Bushell 3 0 0 17

Long Plains Batting H.Pym ct K.Curnow b B.Goudie............ 70 S.Schulz b K.Curnow............................ 32 R.Bushell ct Montgomery b B.Goudie..... 7 M.Trussell Not Out................................... 7 M.East Not Out........................................ 4 K.Daniel..............................................DNB J.Curnow............................................DNB M.Warnes...........................................DNB J.McArdle...........................................DNB ScMcArdle..........................................DNB T.Daniel..............................................DNB Extras 11 Total 3/131 Mallala Bowling Bowler O M W R B.Montgomery 4 0 0 24 A.Fischer 2 0 0 13 M.Birchmore 3 0 0 30 R.Montgomery 4 0 0 23 K.Curnow 4 0 1 16 B.Goudie 1 0 2 3 J.Charnstrom 1 0 0 6 L.Bruggemann 1 0 0 5

stanley Cricket Results of senior B grade cricket played on October 24

Lower North vs Clare Red Match won by Lower North Lower North Batting T.Moulds sst M.Hill b I.Pearson............. 57 J.Cowan ct C.Giles b M.Lawson............. 9 S.Williams st M.Hill b P.Von Heitnek...... 18 K.Michalanney b C.Giles......................... 0 M.Fiegert ct M.Lawson b C.Giles.......... 10 S.McGuiness b D.Pink.......................... 12 L.Wright st M.Hill b D.Pink....................... 7 T.Dixon ct ? b D.Pink............................... 4 M.Angel b D.Pink..................................... 3 J.Settre lbw D.Pink.................................. 0 T.Williams Not Out................................... 0 Extras 28 Total 10/150 Clare Red Bowling Bowler O M W R J.McLean 4 0 0 11 M.Lawson 7 1 1 39 P.Von Heitnek 4 0 1 25 C.Giles 5 0 2 11 M.Huppatz 5 0 0 31 I.Peason 3 0 1 14 D.Pink 2.5 0 5 6

Clare Red Batting D.Pink ct S.McGiness b S.Williams....... 64 M.Hill ct M.Fiegert b J.Cowan................. 0 M.Huppatz b L.Wright............................ 18 J.McLean ct K.Michalanney b T.Dixon..... 9 M.Lawson lbw b S.Williams................... 13 M.Lines ct T.Dixon bb S.Williams............ 0 M.Bennie b S.McGuiness........................ 0 C.Giles ct T.Dixon b S.Williams .............. 6 I.Pearse ct J.Cowan b T.Dixon................ 9 H.Calaby c K.Michalanney b S.Willams.. 0 P.Von Heitnek Not Out............................. 5 Extras 9 Total 10/135 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R J.Cowan 8 4 1 22 S.McGuinness 8 0 1 23 L.Wright 8 1 1 38 T.Dixon 6.1 0 2 29 S.Williams 8 2 5 15 M.Angel 1 0 0 5

Results of senior cricket played on October 25

Lower North vs NYP Match won by NYP NYP Batting C.Redding ct D.Hill b J.Cowan................ 0 G.Keleher ct D.Hill b R.McPharlin......... 20 J.Alisquskas b C.Marshall....................... 5 A.Barnes b J.Cowan.............................. 92 S.Dalby ct P.Chivell b J.Napper............... 8 C.Rennie Run Out................................. 12 G.Bretton Not Out.................................... 5 T.Button Not Out...................................... 3 B.Bateson...........................................DNB S.Jacobs.............................................DNB S.Nelson.............................................DNB Extras 14 Total 5/159 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R J.Cowan 4 0 2 24 C.Marshall 4 0 1 44 R.McPharlin 4 0 1 22 D.Hill 2 0 0 26 S.Rowland 4 0 0 26 J.Napper 2 0 1 13

Lower North Batting T.McPharlin ct T.Button b B.Bateson....... 2 C.Marshall ct G.Bretton b C.Redding.... 20 J.Mahoney b T.Button.............................. 1 D.Hill ct C.Redding b A.Barnes............. 25 P.Chivell Not Out................................... 14 J.Cowan ct G.Bretten b A.Barnes............ 8 J.McPharlin b S.Jacobs......................... 12 S.Rowland ct C.Redding b G.Bretton...... 7 R.McPharlin b G.Bretton......................... 0 T.Rowe...............................................DNB J.Napper.............................................DNB Extras 9 Total 10/135 NYP Bowling Bowler O M W R T.Button 3 0 1 11 B.Bateson 4 0 1 22 C.Redding 4 0 1 16 A.Barnes 4 0 2 28 S.Jacobs 3 0 1 11 G.Bretton 2 0 2 7

Results of senior cricket played on October 25

LNCA vs SYPCA Match won by SYPCA LNCA Batting T.McPharlin ct M.Travis b J.Murdoch.... 38 C.Marshall ct T.Goldsworthy b M.Travis.. 9 J.Mahoney b M.Goldsworthy................. 16 D.Hill b M.Travis.................................... 18 P.Chivell Not Out..................................... 7 J.McPharlin Run Out............................... 0 J.Cowan Run Out.................................. 18 S.Rowland..........................................DNB R.McPharlin........................................DNB T.Rowe...............................................DNB J.Napper.............................................DNB Extras 4 Total 6/110 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R M.Travis 4 0 2 21 S.Anderson 4 1 0 17 R.Brundell 3 0 0 15 M.Goldsworthy 4 0 1 17 J.Murdoch 3 0 1 24 T.Goldsworthy 2 0 0 14

Lower North Batting R.Gutsche ct? b S.Rowland.................. 31 D.Gillies ct D.Hill b S.Rowland................ 8 M.Goldsworthy ct ? b T.Rowe................ 45 T.Rankine lbw J.Cowan........................... 0 T.Goldsworthy Not Out.......................... 19 M.Travis Not Out................................... 15 A.Rowe...............................................DNB T.Twelftnee.........................................DNB Extras 2 Total 4/120 NYP Bowling Bowler O M W R J.Cowan 4 1 1 15 C.Marshall 2 0 0 24 S.Rowland 4 0 2 18 R.McPharlin 1 0 0 2 P.Chivell 1 0 0 17 T.Rowe 2 0 1 12 J.Napper 2 0 0 23 J.McPharlin 1 0 0 9

Croquet mid north

Plains Producer, Wednesday October 28, 2009

Shooting Mallala Gun Club

Last week with very favourable weather croquet commenced in a very friendly way. Balaklava proved too good for Clare, but it was anyone’s match up to half time. Dulcie and Nancy made a couple of doubles which put them ahead of Georgie and Jenny with Jenny having trouble getting through hoop four. Lynne and Jean held Ruth and Rob with Ruth making hard work of her roquets. Balaklava 32, J Victor 9, L Sutton 7, N Williams 7, D Williams 9 def Clare 22 R Loader 6, R Stevens 7, G Todd 4, J Stevens 5.

Results from Sunday October 25. Attendance 16. 30 target medley. A: A Zupanic 48/50, B: R Fleming 46/50, 2nd T Wedding 43/50. C: J Gilbert 42/50, 2nd J Wheatley 33/50. 20 target double barrel side by side gun novelty. A: A Zupanic 18/20. B: B Zanker 18/20, 2nd J Innes 17/20. C: J Wheatley 16/20. 30 target continental. A and overall: A Zupanic 30/30. B: B Zanker 28/30, 2nd J Innes 27/30. C: J Algar 26/31, 2nd J Gilbert 22/31. Next shoot: Sunday November 15.


Cyclists and Torrens Valley. A Grade: F O Pinyon 99.13. B Grade: G Aphtomas 94.7. Cyclists and Torrens Valley F Class. F Open: G Hutchins 119. F Standard: L Bament 111. Phoenix. A Grade: M Challen 97.8. B Grade: G Henderson 93.6. Postal and Railways. A Grade: R Cunningham 97.6. B Grade: M Bethune 87.1. C Grade: M Spendelove 87.1. Phoenix F Class. F Standard: C Mousley 112. CTV No 1 579.43, 1758.162, 6. Light River No 1. 570.38, 1725.127, 4. Phoenix Target No 1. 565.43, 1703.121, 2. Postal and Railways No 1. 535.19, 1593.071, 0. Light River 1068.9, 3240.9, 6. CTV 1042.7, 3197.8, 4. Phoenix Target 1068.7, 3241.7, 2. Postal and Railways 956.9, 2940.0, 0.

Balaklava Men

More than 30 players trooped into the captain’s office in an orderly fashion to sign on the Stroke competition held last Saturday under azure skies. Following a string of minor disappointments, local sparky par excellence, Mark ‘Snowy’’ Loy, switched to a more original ploy, belting his way to a winning A Grade score of 69. This was no walk in the park however, as both Bill Parkin (69) and Merv. Hameister (69) put their hands up too, but the good count back settled the issue, declaring them to have come second and third respectively. Crowding into the 19th behind this triumphant trio were R. Butterworth (71), I. Michael (72), L. Durdin (75), P. Lamont (76), M. Day (78), C. Williams (84), R. Hahn (85) and A. Bastian (88). I just happened to mention, jocularly, to the big fella a few weeks ago in the carpark that, if all the space between the nucleus and electrons of every atom that made up our bodies was removed, the whole of humanity would fit into about the same space as a sugar cube. Well, that great broad brow beetled as Barry Michael took it aboard, hesitated, then trudged off in silence. I must take full responsibility for this distraction which much mitigated his usual winning ways, but finally folks, the mighty velvet Rottweiler has returned to form. His score of 69 crushed the B Grade field, except for Dean ‘the Dalek’’ Trickett, second on a count back and Callum Michael third with 70. Hurrying to keep in touch with these three were T. Michael (71), D. Addison (71), A. Manuel (72), D. Rodgers (72), W. Berry (72), J. Michael (73), R. Veitch (75), L. Masson (77), T. Day (77), G. Anderson (82) and he of the damaged digit W. Nagle (86). In the C Grade battle for glory, the day was won by the ever improving Corey Temby, whose best-afield score of 67 made mince meat of Dean Robinson (71) and wounded Jordan Wilson (80). James Napper came home with 86, followed by Martyn Bell (98), while sole Junior player, young Jake Michael, put in another solid round for a very healthy return of 79. Big Barry bludgeoned a Birdie on the 10th, leaving Nearest the Pin awards to go to Leigh Durdin (3rd), Ian Michael (8th), Andrew Manuel (10th), Trevor Day (15th) and Callum Michael (17th. Last Thursday evening’s Chook Golf 9-hole hit-and-giggle attracted a magnificent field of 25, so keep it in mind while the weather stays in Spring mode - it kicks off at around 5 - 5.30 and is a lot of fun during the best part of the day, complete with BBQ wind-down.

Balaklava mid week

Mike Hahesy won Wednesday’s stableford with 46 points from Don Anderson 43, Merv Hameister 42, Dean Trickett 41, Trevor Reid 39, Bill Berry 38, Barrie Thompson 35, Dene Newton 31 and John Curnow 30. Birdies to Mike Hahesy on 8, Dean Trickett 2 and 9, Barrie Thompson 2, and Trevor Reid 3.

Hamley Bridge

In a field of 21 players, Doug Cooper won the day with 40 points. Other results were: R Pawlak 38, D Nation 36, R Collins, Brad Zerna, B Schwartz 35, N Stringer, D Russell, R Ahola, J Mitchell 34, W Jackson 33, L Hatcher, R Smith, A Noack 32, R Cameron, R Mortimer, G Dahlitz 31, M Grasby 30, K Kluske 29, R Charman 27, B Zerna 21. Birdies: One each to B Schwartz, J Mitchell, Brad Zerna. NTP Barry Schwartz won both on four and nine. Thursday’s match saw a tight finish with the day going to Rex Mortimer on a count back from Ian Ferguson, both finishing with 41 points. The rest of the field was: D Cooper 39, A Noack 38, B Pearce, I Rohde, M Grasby, E Manning, W Jackson 37, K Kluske, B Cooper, D Russell 36, W Isgar 35, R Collins, R Ahola, M Hamesiter 34, R Hahn 33, D Nation, C Doudle 32, B Schwartz 31, J Riley, G Dahlitz 30 and three players in the 20s. Birdies: One each to C Doudle, B Pearce and D Nation.

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Tennis balaklava night

The division two matches saw two nearly identical final scores. Suzy McDonald’s Whippets defeated Diane Gregor’s Dalmatians 5-32 to 1-20, but all sets were close! The Whippets won the first two sets, with Shaun Northcott showing us he can chase down the drop shots. His opponent Glenda Shepherd was still working off her nerves which settled down by the next set. The Dalmatians tried to redeem themselves in the next two sets with Chris Brownlie and Glenda unlucky to lose a tiebreaker to Suzy and Shaun. Suzy and Nicole Parker got pipped in a tie in their final set, at the hands of Diane and Chris. Dalmatians’ Dee Bennett has improved and had a good hitout against fill-in Michelle Williams. The other division two match also saw a thriller including two tiebreakers, going one each way to Bec Houston’s Setters and Chris Allen’s Greyhounds. However it was the Setters who got the two points, defeating the lanky Greyhounds 5-33 to 1-15. Bec and partner Peter Rohrlach lost a long first set tie to Chris and Lorraine Jenner. Setters Jarek Flight and Kevyna Gardner won their set to make it one all. Bec fired up, the Setters taking the next two sets, putting the pressure back onto the Greyhounds. Chris and David Northcott tried everything but lost a tie to Bec and Jarek. We won’t mention Fran Henderson and Lorraine’s last set other than to say it was lucky they wore their frilly ones! The scoresheet says 6-0 but I’m guessing it was – or should’ve been – 8-0. Pauline Hill’s Pugs played much better than last week but it still wasn’t good enough as they came second to Scott McDonald’s Terriers 5-28 to 1-21. Well done to Robert Lloyd and Tania Allen on winning the Pugs’ only set with an excellent 5-3 win over Scott and Leonie Selleck. The newly weds Nick and Tammy Durdin were in full flight in their first ‘married’ set together winning 5-3 over Pauline Hill and Geoff Gardner. Geoff and Tania were then unlucky to lose an epic tiebreaker to Nick and Leonie, and every other set was 5-3 favouring the Terriers! Despite the scores it was a very even match. Good to see Tania didn’t get hit by Robert this week! Andrew Lane’s Boxers were close but yet so far as they came second to Paul McBride’s Poodles 4-29 to 2-20, in an up and down match. Andrew and Josie Thompson had an excellent win over Gary Wilson and Julia Hoskin 5-3, but woe woe woe Helen Durdin and Ray Bennett, with a sore everything, had to drop their shorts to Paul and Helen Barry. Ray tried to redeem himself in his next set with Josie and was unlucky to lose a tiebreaker to Paul and Julia. Helen D was still having a hard time of it against the younger Helen B but at least gained a few respectable games with Andrew! The deciding two sets went one apiece with Andrew and Ray pulling off a big win over the unsuspecting Gary and Paul, but the Poodle ladies scraped through to win 5-3 and give the team its fourth set. The final division one match was a nailbiter, with Marty Brice’s Mastiffs scraping through by the skin of their teeth by a measly one game 3-25 to 3-24 over Marie Heaslip’s Spaniels. Spaniels Chris Curnow and Lisa Redpath came second in a tight 5-3 to Adam Pratt and Cherie Cmrlec, whilst young gun Nathan Greenshields and captain Marie were determined not to

lose a tiebreaker to Marty and Di Taylor, which they didn’t! Marie got sick of the rallies and started belting winners around the court whilst Nathan looked on in amazement! After that one, Di and Adam won yet another long 5-3, while Nathan and Lisa won theirs, so with sets locked at two each, the pressure was on. Down on games, chief analyst Marty worked out the required number of games to win and had Adam scared. The men won their set and the Mastiffs girls had to get three for a team win, which, luckily for them, was all they got! Marie and Lisa did win that set but it just wasn’t quite enough! Bad luck to the Spaniels and well done again to the Mastiffs. Until next week when we see if any parts have fallen off Ray yet…

Lower North

Nantawarra 10-102 lost to Owen Grace Plains 14-111. Kirsty Williams def Leonie Selleck 6-3. Jessica Taylor lost to Bess Marshman 6-4. Tammy Nicholls lost to Courntey Daniel 6-4. Symon Hutton def Chris Daniel 6-3. Sascha Tiller def Jacki Baker 6-1. Cheryl Appleby def Amy Jodan 6-0. Travis Nicholls def Adam Pratt 6-1. Wade Taylor lost to Robert Lloyd 7-6. Richard Maxwell def Andrew Pratt 6-3. Darren Woodroofe lost to Ben Marshman 6-0. Ashley Krieg lost to Darryl Barkla 6-1. Alison Baum lost to Craig Sowerby 6-1. Long Plains 14-108 def Dalkey 10-108. Leah Tynan def Stacey Bell 6-1. Alison Pym def Sally Fritz 6-2. Kirstyn Rundle lost to Yvonne Bell 6-0. Kirsty Sammons def Penny Barnett 6-4. Amy Daniel lost to Joanne Humphries 6-0. Paul Sharer def Cassandra Bell 6-0. James Rundle def George Gregory 6-4. Mark Pym def Richard Gregory 6-1. Peter Pym def Lyall Haynes 7-5. Ross Sharer def Samuel Wedding 6-4. Karl Algar lost to Michael Gregory 6-2. Nick Algar def Joseph Gregory 6-0.

Mid North

Balaklava 17-133 def Hilltown 7-86. Melissa Moulds def Sarah johnson 6-0. Helen Barry def Heather Pretlove 6-3. Pauline Hill def Caz Wood 6-4. Shaw Pike lost to Meg McDonald 7-5. Angela Battle def Vikki Pengilly 6-3. Tania Allen def Anna Hawker 6-1. Derek Friedrichs lost to Michael Nugent 7-6. Phil Barry def Gerald Mullighan 6-2. Rick Lamond def Ben Johnson 6-4. Scott McDonald lost to Tom Hawker 7-6. Andrew Michael def Michael Finey 6-1. Andrew Lane def Darren Pretlove 6-1. A warmer than expected day greeted the Balaklava senior side as they played host to the Hilltowners, home of the Black Ball! Always a social event, this match lived up to the hype, with supposed fill-in Andrew Lane deciding to become a regular just so he can play Hilltown! The ladies side of things was looking a bit short but Melissa Moulds has come out of her fake retirement to sit at the top again, relieving the pressure on the older girls, Helen Barry and Pauline Hill. The mixed doubles saw the home side lead 5-1, with Scott McDonald and Shaz Pike being the pair to come second to the in-form Meg McDonald and Tom Hawker. Andrew Lane and Tania Allen, and Rick Lamond and Pauline both won long 6-4s. The singles saw Melissa go out with guns blazing, winning a dak-dropper. Helen, Pauline, Tania, cranking down the big serves, and Angela Battle all had wins, but poor old Shaz again came second in a marathon 7-5. Her mixed partner Scott also followed suit to come second, but in an excellent tiebreaker set. Top man Derek Freidrichs also played well but not quite well enough, going down in a tiebreaker to the medico Michael Nugent. The thrilling set of the day was the 6-4 win to Rick over Ben Johnson in a very hard hitting but high quality set. The result was decided by the straight doubles, but Melissa continued on her ruthless streak, winning yet another dak dropper with partner Helen. The other two ladies sets went Hilltown’s way in 6-4s. The middle mens set saw the experienced Phil Barry try to teach tactics to young gun Scott but to no avail, dropping their set to the Hilltown duo of Ben and Tom. After dropping all three, Scott and Shaz have had some therapy and some tips from on-fire Derek, Helen and Pauline who did the same in last years grandfinal! After winning their singles easily, Andrew’s Lane and Michael had to pull out all stops to win a long 7-5, whilst Derek redeemed his singles score in a win with Rick. Well done to three set winners Rick, Andrew L and Andrew M, Helen, and the in-form Melissa, who dropped only three games on her big day out! Final score Balaklava 17-133 Defeated Hilltown 7-86.

Northern YP

B Grade: Lochiel 7-52 def Moonta Blue 2-21. Mitchell Nicholls lost to Jacinta McPeake 6-5. Tom Rowe lost to Jessica Liddy 6-5. Sarah Weepers def Sarah Hutchinson 6-2. Tegan Nottle def Brooke Liddy 6-1. Ben Nicholls def Jasmin Johns 6-1. Amy Nottle def Hannah Wandle 6-2.

Plains Producer, Wednesday October 28, 2009


NEWS v District

Bowmans bid in railway freight proposal • From Page 1 The cost of suggested alternatives range from $700 million to $2.4 billion. District Council of Mallala chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said council would be briefed on the study and would form a submission. “Some of the options considered in the study would be favourable for the area,” Mr Mansueto THE Bowmans Intermodal facility. Balco suggests it as a future freight hub. said. “There’s some really good opportunities growth forecasts. The ex- gested. These include: permit double-stacking. and on flat plains area. for the whole district.” isting rail alignment was • Upgrade the exist- Estimated cost $700 Estimated cost $1.7 bilWakefield Group opened in January 1887, ing Adelaide Hills route, million. lion. chief executive officer, and improvements to the which could include grade • Northern bypass • Northern bypass Terry Bell, agreed a rail track have failed to separation at level cross- north of Truro to Two south of Truro to Two northern bypass would be keep pace with changes ings, additional passing Wells, bypassing the Wells bypassing the Adpositive for the Adelaide to train technology. loops, and improvements Adelaide Hills. This route elaide Hills on a similar Plains. The current alignment to tunnels and bridges to is mostly at ground level route to the previous Wakefield Group (a can handle 10.7 million cartel of local councils) tonnes a year, more than has been pushing for the double the current use bypass for some time. of 4.8 million tonnes Mr Bell said the group each year. was likely to make a “However, the alignsubmission about the ment is already a source study calling for more of inefficiency for rail information about the freight transport, and potential economic ben- particularly for freight efits of relocating the moving between Melrailway line. bourne and Adelaide,” “The report talks the study said. about the freight validWhen it came to future ity of each option, but demand for rail freight, what it doesn’t do is go three scenarios were into any detail on what presented - low, base and the economic advan- high case. tages of a rail north of Taken into considAdelaide would be,” Mr eration were economic Bell said. growth, changes in rail “Every time you build mode share along the a piece of infrastructure east-west corridor (resultit has an impact on de- ing from factors such as velopment in its near the impact of a vicinity.” carbon reducMr Bell said tion pollution rather than simscheme, posply considersible introducing the cost of Opportunity tion of B-triple the project, its to develop trucks on the return in eco- an “inland Melbourne to nomic benefits Adelaide road port” north also needed to corridor, truck be taken into of Adelaide. driver fatigue consideration to – Terry Bell, legislation, offset this cost. ARTC capac“We know it Wakefield ity improvewill cost a lot of Group ments on the money and take Melbourne to time to build, Adelaide rail and be reliant corridor, and on significant government funding from govern- policies aimed at stimument sources,” Mr Bell lating growth in coastal said. shipping between Mel“We realise it’s not bourne and Perth), and a project that’s going to changes in the relationhappen overnight.” ship between freight and With every major rail gross domestic product freight line in Australia growth. potentially meeting at In the base case sceone point, Mr Bell said nario, the total volume of there was opportunity to rail freight carried on the develop what was known Adelaide Hills section is overseas as an “inland expected to rise from 4.8 port” north of Adelaide. million tonnes to about This was considered 14.3 million tonnes by as part of the Northern 2039. Regional Economic DeIn the low case scevelopment Transport In- nario, a modest growth frastructure Study several to 8.9 million tonnes in years ago. the same timeframe is “It’s called a port predicted. because you’re bringThe high case forecast ing together trucking project a growth to 22.2 facilities, infrastructure million tonnes by 2039. logistics, and transport Currently, about 55 storage logistics,” Mr per cent of the total rail Bell said. traffic is bound for AdMr Bell said these elaide, but over the next facilities could also be 30 years, this is expected linked in with a regional to drop to 45 per cent. airport. Five options for imIncluded in the study provements to rail freight is the projected rail freight options have been sug-

alternative, but 18 kilometres shorter with fewer steep sections. Estimated cost $1.4 billion. • New southern bypass south of the existing rail alignment to avoid built-up residential areas of the Adelaide Hills. It would include 22km of tunnels. Estimated cost $2.4 billion. • Upgrade the Adelaide Hills and build a northern bypass via Truro (south) to Two Wells. Estimated cost $2.1 billion. The option to bypass rail freight traffic from Murray Bridge to Two Wells would reduce track operating costs and transit time and cost for rail freight between Mel-

bourne and Perth, but is less effective for freight to and from Adelaide. The southern bypass would have lower operating costs and further reduced transit times. Because the combination of a northern bypass and improvements to the existing route would not address social issues or operating inefficiencies, no further analysis of this alternative has been proposed. A copy of the Rail Freight Movements Study can be viewed at www.infrastructure. or by phoning 1800 044 938. Submissions must be made by November 20.


Plains Producer, Wednesday October 28, 2009

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Science fights to beat wheat aphid The genetic make-up of one of the world’s most devastating crop pests, the Russian wheat aphid, is being analysed as part of a sophisticated biosecurity effort to protect Australia’s wheat industry – and the numerous regional communities it supports. Australian researchers are part of an international consortium that is sequencing the genes of aphids in a bid to eventually breed wheat varieties that have longterm resistance to the pest. Australia’s wheat industry is worth almost $5 billion annually and Australia is the only major wheat-growing region of the world currently free of the pest, which can wipe out entire crops. Both barley and wheat are affected. So destructive is the pest that none of the aphids can be brought into the country even for research purposes. Instead, Australian scientists are relying on their international partners to assist them in studying this insect.

Dr Edwards says the aphid will cause major crop destruction. Australian researchers are also using the pea aphid as a surrogate for their local research. CSIRO entomologist Dr Owain Edwards is leader of a Co-operative Research Centre (CRC) for National Plant Biosecurity project to develop Australia’s response to any incursion by the Russian wheat aphid. Dr Edwards said since the 1970s the aphid had spread rapidly through the major wheatgrowing regions of the world from the Middle East and Balkan

states, where it appears to be endemic.“It causes major crop destruction for the first five to seven years after it appears in a new region, until the ecosystem establishes a balance, with occasional outbreaks causing ongoing problems,” Dr Edwards said. “It remains a major pest in the US and South Africa. These countries spent 10 years developing and rolling out resistant wheat varieties, but all of the original resistant wheats relied on a single resistance gene. Within six or seven years the aphids evolved to overcome that resistance.” Research involves genomic sequencing of the salivary glands of the aphids, in an attempt to map how they evolve to secrete





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new forms of proteins that wheat plants no longer recognise as precursors to attack. Changes in aphid saliva indicated a rate of evolution 50 to 100 times faster than that of other insects. “Contact insecticides are relatively ineffective because the aphids are inside the curled leaves, where the chemicals can’t reach them,” Dr Edwards said. “It only takes small numbers to cause significant damage.” None of the wheat or barley varieties currently released in Australia have Russian wheat aphid resistance, and rolling out resistant varieties from the US or South Africa would be relatively ineffective if aphids arriving in Australia are those that have already evolved to overcome plant resistance.


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weekly comment

Your harvest plan

In the last couple of weeks, we have seen a bit of a spike in the market place which has provided some opportunity for those in a comfortable position regarding production to secure some pricing. It is too early to tell whether this will be the best price for the season, however, it does present a good opportunity to capture some value in the market. Now is also a good time to make sure you have a plan in place that addresses your options for the up coming harvest. To assist, I have outlined a few key points: • Production: Needless to say most producers are fully aware of the implications of locking in prices early in the season and then not being able to deliver. Although, with this said, we tend to see some opportunities for pricing grain prior to harvest really getting into full flight. If you are comfortable with production, it may be worth looking at some pricing prior to harvest. •Cashflow: What sort of cash flow does your farm business demand? Is there a requirement to sell some grain at harvest or can you hold grain to sell post harvest? It is also important to remember although we have seen opportunities post-harvest in previous years, there is no guarantee this will be the case every year. So ensure you keep this in mind and consider how long you can afford to wait for grain payments. •On-Farm Storage: Although on-farm storage provides some good opportunities, there is no guarantee that holding grain on-farm will increase the value of your grain, particularly if on-farm storage is not managed effectively. On-farm storage not only presents a pricing risk, but also carries many quality risks. It is crucial you have a good understanding of what is held on-farm, and that you ensure a sample of each load should is held for testing to verify protein, screenings and moisture. The other crucial point is to ensure grain quality is maintained between in turn and out turn, where it is critical to maintain good grain hygiene to protect from pests and to make sure the grain is protected from moisture. •Marketers: The final point is knowing your options. Know who your buyers are and how they operate. For example, what are their freight rates and payment terms? Make sure you speak to them prior to harvest just to make sure you fully understand all the information that will impact on your business. With all these things considered, you are well positioned to better handle a busy harvest. And just because you have an initial plan, this does not mean you can’t deviate. It’s simply a starting point. All the best with harvest. Contact CBH Grain Regional Manager Henry Carracher, call the Grower Service Centre on 1800 107 759 or visit DISCLAIMER: This Weekly Comment is written by Grain Pool Pty Ltd ABN 39089 394 883 (AFS No. 269743) and may contain general advice which was prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should, before acting on the advice, consider the appropriateness of the advice having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs.

•Editorial supplied by CBH Grain

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



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Port Parham Sports & Social Club

Aussie BBQ Night

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

Bring the family and enjoy

• Hannah Montana -The Movie (G) ★ ★ ★ - Fri Oct 30, 7.30pm • Star Trek (M) ★ ★ ★ ★ - Sat Oct 31, 8pm - Fri Nov 6, 8pm • My Year Without Sex (MA15+) ★ ★ ★ ★ Aussie Drama/Comedy-Matt Day - Sat Nov 7, 8pm - Fri Nov 13, 8pm



November 7 - 6pm H Tasty BBQ and a wide range of salads H Enjoy the live music with Basik Aus. H $12 per head. $8 for children under 12.

MARC’S MEATS George St, Balaklava

Reservations welcome - phone 8529 2211

Tickets: •Adults $10 •Con/Stu $7.50 •Child $5 •Family tickets $25 (2 +2) extra child $2.50


Port Parham Sports & Social Club

3 Full Dolby digital surround sound 3 Candy bar 3 Air Conditioned

Snowtown Bowling Club


For Sale

Port Wakefield. Wanted house manger. Live in or live close by to report to the owner re room rentals in Port Wakefield. This is a good deal for the right person. Ph 0419 800 922.

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.

Port Wakefield. Individual rooms for rent. Large house, large bedrooms, high ceilings, attached shop front, granny flat, modern colonial bathroom, close to shops, school & work. Phone 0407 393 707.

For Rent Two Wells township. Newly renovated, SB, 3 bedroom house. Close to school. $280 per week. Ph 0438 228 717.

Melbourne Cup Couch BBQ lunch Grass LunchBazaar 1pm - 2pm Rhynie Rhynie Bazaar Rhynie Bazaar Bazaar Rhynie Available from

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


H Senior Citzs $5 per person includes complimentary glass of Champagne with Strawberry H Non Senior Citzs $8. Plus a glass of champagne with strawberry $2.


Bookings 8529 2211

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Friday Nov 6

Enquiries: Tania 0418 806 747 Rhonda (08) 88472679

Enquiries: Tania 0418 806 747 Rhonda (08) 88472679

8.30am - Balaklava, Enquiries: Tania 0418 806 747 Owen, Mallala & Rhonda Pt (08) 88472679 Wakefield

November 7 & 8 Adelaide Knife Promotions welcomes you to the Arkaba to meet some of the finest craftsmen of handmade cutlery in Australia.

Collectable cutlery, working knives, miniatures, folding knives etc will be on display for viewing and sale. Show Hours: Saturday 9 - 5pm, Sunday 10 - 4pm • Food and refreshments available • Free and plentiful car parking • Admission - $8 (under 12 free with adult)


150 Glen Osmond Road HOTEL • MOTEL Fullarton, South Australia For further information call 8270 3094 or 0417 848511

Coming Events


Fun for everyone

Adelaide Knife Show

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.

Main North Road, Rhynie

Fun for everyone

17th Annual

Diesel Tank 2,000 litre bottom fill $400. 4 cubic metre skips $250. Phone 0407 797 127.

Coming Events

Fun for for everyone everyone Fun

Enquiries: Tania 0418 806 747 or Rhonda 8847 2679

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.



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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 $4,995 o.n.o. Phone 8862 2360.

CARNIVAL Square Metre

Kapunda 10am to 4pm Show

10am to 4pm

November 10, 2009

$25 Prize


Wattle Ridge Balaklava. New 2br units from $146/ w. New 3 br houses from $157/w. NRAS conditions apply. For more information ring 8332 4899 or email

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.

Arabesque Dance Studio

End of Year Concert Saturday October 31 2-4pm or 6-8pm at Balaklava Town Hall

Tickets $5 adults $2 child Enquiries

0429 438 465

Women’s and Children’s Hospital Balaklava Auxiliary

Melbourne Cup Luncheon Tuesday November 3 11.30am at Balaklava Golf Club

• Speaker: Heather Crawford • Hat competition • Door prizes • Raffle • Sweeps Lucky $5 Tickets $20 to be booked with Nollene Grigg 8862 1440

2pm - Blyth

Saturday Nov 7

• Neat tied bundles but magazines & flyers separate if possible • No loose cardboard THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT

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Lazy Sunday Live Band - Acoustically Raw FROM NOVEMBER 1 - 2pm

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Ph: 8529 2116 - Old Port Wakefield Rd, Dublin

“Club Kracker’s”

Halloween Party Saturday October 31 8pm til late at Two Wells

• DJ Elusive - Luke Also… Friday Night: DJ - Terry

Commercial Hotel Two Wells

Twilight Golf Competition

Thursday October 15 • Tee off 5pm - 6pm for 9 holes • $10 includes BBQ •All welcome • Bring a friend

Balaklava Golf Club

Two Wells Regional Action Team Inc

Annual General Meeting Wednesday November 18, 2009 7.30pm @ Two Wells Visitor Information Centre

Enquiries: (08) 8520 3682 or email

Plains Producer, Wednesday October 28, 2009



For Sale



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.

We take old computers (screen, hard drives, keyboard etc) and old televisions off your hands, free off charge for recycling. Phone 0407 605 779 or 8862 2263.

Post - Terry James. Passed away suddenly at home October 25, 2009, aged 65 years.

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. Phone 8864 5096 or 0408 838 339. Private land sale, Charles Street, Balaklava 28 m x 30 m, approx 840 m2, water connected, close to town centre. Ph 8862 2067. 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. Wooden dining table, extendable, $100 ono. Phone 8862 1748.

Help Wanted 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_ Box 793 Millicent 5280.

Wanted to Buy Hills swing set with slippery dip in good condition. Phone 8862 1261. HORSES unwanted, top prices, cash, any types, Ph 8524 3640 or 0414 546 217. Treadmill - good condition. Phone: 8862 1905.

80th Birthday Penna Rex. We hope your 80th Birthday today is as special as you are to us. Happy Birthday. Lots of love Raelene, Katrina, Rod & Megan, Charlie Jean & Molly Rae “keep on talking Rexie�.

Anniversary McArdle - Gavin and Jenny. Congratulations on your seventh anniversary. Love Jamie, Steven and Kirsty.

Birth Hayden (nee May). Joe and Susannah are delighted to announce the birth of their second daughter, Niamh Julia, born October 18, 2009. A little sister for Emma, and fourth grandchild for Malcolm and Jo May. A sincere thank you to Dr. Stephen Lane and the staff at Ashford.

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. Bookings 8864 5062.

Loving father of Sonia, N e r i d a a n d A n t o n y, Andrea and Paul.

Please refer to later edition of Advertiser for funeral details. Mattiske Funerals (08) 8258 1856

Return Thanks PRITCHARD, Frederick Henry. Helen & Peter, Maureen & Peter, Aileen & Rob, Pamela & Barry and families extend their sincere thanks for the support, care, phone calls, cards and personal messages of sympathy received on the recent passing of their father, grandfather & great grandfather. Words cannot express the gratitude we have for all the love and support that has been shown to us over the past weeks. This support has helped us through the most difficult time in our lives. Samuel’s beautiful smile and great fun personality will live in our hearts and memories forever. Our deepest thanks from Bruce, Judith, Lucas, Tori, Jess and the Gordon and Langdon families.

Notice is hereby given that the November 2009 meeting of Council will be held on Monday November 16, 2009 in the Auburn Institute – Main North Road, Auburn, commencing at 7pm. You are invited to a community tea commencing at 6pm RSVP’s to Bev Goode to assist with catering 8842 6400 Roy D Blight Chief Executive Officer

Valiants Ap to CL sedans, wagons, utes, cash for cars and parts. Ph: 0439 339 634.

Situations Vacant

CARE WORKERS Port Wakefield Area We are seeking highly motivated Care Workers to join our dedicated team to provide care to our elderly clients in their own home. You will need to have good communication skills, and the proven ability to display empathy to the aged. A Certificate III in Aged Care is desirable, or support will be provided to obtain qualification. We will provide you with: t"WBSJFUZPGXPSLBOEnFYJCMFSPTUFSJOH t&YDFMMFOUTBMBSZTBDSJmDJOHPQUJPOT t5SBJOJOHBOE%FWFMPQNFOUPQQPSUVOJUJFT 'PSGVSUIFSJOGPSNBUJPO QMFBTFDPOUBDU(FSSZ1BXFMTLJ $PPSEJOBUPS/PSUIFSO"SFBT$PNNVOJUZ $BSF BUPVS$MBSFPGmDFPOPS Applications close Friday 13th November 2009


Rural Real Estate Expertise

Situations Vacant

Cabinet Maker Person required for cabinet making. Must be good with timber working on new and used caravans. General all rounder. You will be working within a great atmosphere.

Aussie By Design Port Wakefield 0430 238 603

We were all very blessed to have shared his life.

November Council Meeting Change of Venue


Public Notice

Cherished memories


Large chest freezer. Phone Marc 0419 803 881.

PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: FAX: 8862 1997

Much loved and adored Poppy to Jamie, Brooke, Angus (dec), Kellie and Joshua.

Public Notice

Public Notice CASH for cans and bottles, Owen Recycling - 18 Railway Tce, Owen. Wed 10-5; Sat 10-1 or by appointment. Ph 8528 6307.

Dearly loved husband of Joan.


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

CHRISTIAN PASTORAL SUPPORT WORKER (Previously known as School Chaplain)

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. A Job and Person Specification is available from the front office phone: 8849 2112


Situations Vacant

Closing date: Monday November 4, 09 - 4pm


Manager of Childcare Services

40 hours per week. January – May 2010 with the possibility of extension. Covering maternity leave. For detailed Job Specification contact Skye on (08) 8862 1251. Applications including 2 professional referees, addressed to the; Manager of Childcare Services Balaklava Community Children’s Centre 15 Scotland Street, Balaklava SA 5461 Closing date: 5pm - November 10, 2009

Responsible, flexible and honest persons of any age to join the team at BP Port Wakefield Roadhouse. If you have initiative, a friendly welcoming attitude and enjoy working as part of a team, then you can earn good wages in a job for people of all ages. Hours of employment vary and will include weekends, however our roster caters for an alternate weekend off. This depends on individual needs and how much you want to earn. Job description includes: • Serving of customers • Cleaning • Console operations • Cooking (after training) • Stock control No experience necessary as the successful applicant will undergo a training program. The hours of employment will vary and will include weekends, however the roster may cater for an alternate weekend off. For full details of the job description – to be discussed at interview. Please ring Eddy on 0400 424 125 / 8867 1104 between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

Public Notice

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.

‘Newbies’ start out n BALAKLAVA primary school’s new reception students (from left) Dylan Hale, Ryan Coles, Charli Griffiths, Matthew Hayes, Jack McLean and Eliza Loy.



Plains Producer, Wednesday October 28, 2009

e l y t S Life Send your photos to: n NEW kindy students at Balaklava Community Children’s Centre (back, from left) Joel Williamson, Lachlan Stone, Isaac HenstridgeHedaux, Joseph Cox, Beau Warner, front: Krystal Brooks, Alice McArdle and Hayley Ingrames with relief children’s services assistant Enola Dale and daughter Mackensey.

James king of the board

Lisbet’s 99th birthday n Lisbet Lorenz recently celebrated her 99th birthday with family and friends with a lunch in Balaklava. Lisbet has been a Mill Court resident since April. She is pictured with daughter Yutta and her cake, made by Wendy Schulz.

THE inaugural Barossa Interschool Chess Tournament was held at Wasleys Primary School recently. Forty-five students from five schools in seven teams participated, including two teams from Wasleys Primary School. Other schools to participate were Nuriootpa primary, Truro primary, Balaklava high and Harvest Christian School. Students played seven rounds with Harvest Christian School primary team winning the day. Overall winner of the day was Balaklava High School student James Speissegger, with Wasleys primary student Seth Rigney winning best primary school student.Winners of next year’s tournament will be invited to participate in the state finals.

JAMES Speissegger (Balaklava High) and Seth Rigney (Wasleys Primary), compete with many other players.




A limited number of allotments adjacent to Australia’s only Greg Norman ‘links’ style championship golf course are currently available. They range from 450m2 to 804m2.

It’s a cliché for any area to claim to be ‘… best kept secret.’ But in the case of ‘The Copper Coast’ in South Australia it could not be truer. Just 2 hours drive from Adelaide, through some of the richest cropping land in Australia, lies a little triangle of country towns that hide their historic riches and quiet charm.

The Links Golf Course is now under construction.

And you could be part of it.

* Lots 364 to 367. Price correct as at September 25, 2009.

Sales representative on site Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5pm Come and see for yourself this weekend enquiries 1300 788 867

Copper Coast RLA214740

For more information contact Brock Harcourts Copper Coast 4 Forster Street Kadina Craig Costello Mobile 0448 212 066

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Three bedroom townhouses on Par Court, with views across the first 9 holes of the golf course, are also available from $350,000*.

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