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Mallala council will again have a new mayor following its November meeting. Current mayor Tony Flaherty has announced he will not be standing for the position when District Council of Mallala votes for its mayor at the November 16 meeting. Council selects its mayor every 12 months and Mayor Flaherty was the third mayor to hold the position since the 2007 elections. He will continue in his role as councillor, as well as in his community involvements, including president of Two Wells RSL.

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Black day carting hay A DAY of hay carting started out quietly for Hamley Bridge’s Richard Gregory. After a quick trip to Balaklava last Thursday morning to pick up a vehicle, Richard and son Matthew carted hay for the Freebairn family from Owen. That’s when things started to heat up for Richard! After driving a kilometre or so down the Alma to Salter Springs Road, Richard noticed a small flame. He immediately stopped and tried to tip his

Regional boards named n TRUCK driver Richard Gregory (in blue shirt) watches as the truck he was driving burns and CFS crew extinguish smouldering hay bales.

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load, but it was too late. In just a few short minutes the load was alight and hydraulics melted. Richard and Matthew were able to leap free of the truck and use their mobile phones to alert CFS. With the crops at their best in some years, there were anxious moments for adjacent landowners but quick action from Owen and Alma

CFS prevented the fire spreading to nearby crops. These pictures were taken about 30 minutes after the fire started. Fortunately, no one was injured. Monday was equally busy for CFS volunteers across the Adelaide Plains, with fires at Two Wells, Lewiston, Balaklava, and Owen. None were serious. Two Wells CFS were also called to a HAZMAT incident on Tuesday, when they were asked to investigate leaking drums on a Lewiston roadside.

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‘Thank you for the music’ has real meaning


F there was one song that would define your life, what would it be? Takes a moment to stop and think about that, doesn’t it. As we move through life, there could be so many songs. I can always remember going to the Strand theatre on Jetty road at the Bay, and being absolutely captivated by “Shall We Dance,” from the 1956 movie, “The King and I” starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr. Oscar Hammerstein’s music flows over me now: “Shall we dance? Tum-tum-tum. On a bright cloud of music shall we fly? Tumtum-tum. Shall we dance?” Tumtum-tum – and so on, as Deborah and Yul padded about the shiny palace floor. It was the first movie I had ever seen. For a little boy, just enormous. Then there was “Que Sera Sera”, with Doris Day warbling out of the radiogram. Elvis in Blue Hawaii, Joe Cocker’s “Leave Your Hat On” (she didn’t) and “Eye of the Tiger”, thumping out across Glenelg Oval as my beloved Glenelg celebrated a


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EDITOR premiership in 1985. All stages of life. Defining songs. Better add Van Morrison’s “Have I told You Lately that I love You” to the list. As Balaklava is regarded as a musical town, I asked several noteworthy residents to come up with their defining song. Some wanted to remain nameless, but here’s a few responses: Music teacher Di Spence: “Probably ‘Thank you for the Music’ by ABBA. When I came to Balaklava 29 years ago with Geoff who was

appointed Primary School Principal, I was a mum of three small kids, and studying music at university. The high school approached me to start a music course in 1983 and that turned out to be the very best opportunity for me. “At the same time, the Music Lovers’ group handed the organisation over to a young bunch of people who renamed it Balaklava Community Arts, and I had the greatest time with shows such as ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, and now, as an audience member, I see such great shows as ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. The music goes on in this town as if there is no end to the talent and the enthusiasm from the people who organise and the people who create the music. Look at the eisteddfod now. Balaklava songstress, Central ward councillor and a jolly nice person, Kelly Bickle, named “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” – as that is how she often feels, “or where I would like to be when it all gets too much!” Wakefield Regional Council CEO, Phil Barry: “Working Class Man,” by

Jimmy Barnes. Says Phil: “ My passion is anything to do with sport (team or individual efforts), and I feel for the underdogs, including young ones from rural areas up against big city slickers. Therefore ‘Working Class Man’ would be the one.” Balaklava resident Julie Olds: “What a Wonderful World,” by Louis Armstrong. Played when she married police officer husband, Graham, it has great significance to both Julie and Graham and their families. Colleague David Newsome: “Three months after we were married the RAF, in its infinitely sadistic wisdom, sent me to Aden for 16 months, away from Hilary, my beautiful new bride! There wasn’t a lot to do, so I listened to the radio and went to the movies a lot. Being 1964 the Beatles ruled the music world and their new movie and song was ‘A Hard Day’s Night’! That’s the song!” If you still can’t come up with your “defining song” think of it this way; what song would you request to be played at your funeral.

Or if you were gravely ill, what would you like to hear being played. No, not angels with harps. All of this is leading to Adelaide’s Flinders University’s Faculty of Health Sciences and a study by palliative care nurse, Konrad Craig. Mr Craig is studying the importance of music as a therapy for patients undergoing palliative care. His project explores “the soundtrack” of a person’s life” and how this might help terminally ill patients review their lives and support palliative care treatment. Quoted in the Flinders Journal, Mr Craig says by indentifying the significance of particular music at key moments during one’s life, there can be a potential role for music during end of life care. Mr Craig wants music to play a greater role in Australian health care. “We always think of medical treatment first and tend to neglect anything else that may provide a beneficial source of distraction, strength or spirituality.” He’s struck a chord with me. Now tell me your song. Email editor@

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I keep reading about all these suggestions for Balaklava and area but none of them really address the thought of getting people to stop, look around here and spend a few cents in the town. Previously I made the suggestion of cleaning up the old railway station and setting it up as an Information centre. At the same time put in an ablution block and allow overnight free stops for caravans etc. It will not take any business away from the caravan park but some of the overnighters will buy a meal and drinks at the hotels and next morning buy the paper and bread, milk and stock up their cupboards. How do I know? I have just returned from a couple of months up through the south west of Queensland where we discovered one town (Glen Morgan) with a population of 24 that had done up their station as an info centre but also allowed caravans and motor homes to plug in power at the station and supplied hot showers. All this for a gold coin donation.

What is our population? This was only one of many towns that allowed this overnighting. First you have to get people to stop. I’m not advocating free hot showers but the rest should happen as soon as. Word of mouth travels very fast with the Grey Nomads. Bill Riches, Balaklava

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Mallala council’s community officer Lynette Seccafien. Other members are deputy chair Alex Zimmermann, and board members Brian Carr, Alan Jamieson, Steve Kerrigan, Samantha Materne, Victoria McClurg, Natasha Mooney, David Morcom, Wayne Perry and Rhia Vines. “For the first time, local leaders will give formal input to all governments in South Australia on issues that matter to their region,” said Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Maxine McKew. State Minister for Regional Development, Paul Caica, said the quality and diversity of RDA board members augured well for the renewal of SA’s regions. “The new RDA

boards are made up of local people with leadership and commitment to work with government to develop their communities,” he said. “We have the people in place who can deliver on the goals we have set them in working with all levels of government on the best way to build jobs and investment in their communities.” Local Government Association SA presi-

dent, Felicity-ann Lewis, said the appointment of strong regional leaders was a crucial step in delivering a more coordinated approach to regional development in SA. “We have a few more steps to complete but I am convinced the financial commitment of all three spheres of government in SA will see SA leading the nation in this area,” she said.

Nottle deputy – for now Barry Nottle has been re-appointed to the position of deputy mayor of Wakefield Regional Council. Councillor Nottle has held the position for several years, and is currently acting mayor while Mayor James Maitland recovers from illness. It is not yet known when Mayor Maitland will be able to return to his duties. Cr Nottle has indicated he will not be nominating for council at the next election in November 2010. There were no other nominations for the deputy mayor position.

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Suspended sentence for Avon driver The driver who hit Avon father Greg Parker with his car last year has been handed a suspended sentence. Adam Paul Matthews was convicted in the District Court of one count of driving in a manner dangerous to the public. The offence has a maximum penalty of two years imprisonment and the disqualification from holding a driver’s licence for no less than 12 months. The court found that Mr Matthews was driving through Avon at 6.15am on March 19, 2008, when he struck Mr Parker who was taking his morning walk, causing serious injuries. These injuries later led to the loss of Mr Parker’s arm.

By Lauren Parker At the time, Mr Matthews was charged with aggravated causing serious harm by dangerous driving. The jury found him not guilty of that charge, but guilty of the alternative offence of driving in a manner dangerous to the public. In sentencing Mr Matthews yesterday (Tuesday) morning, His Honour Judge Boylan said he did not take into account the injuries to Mr Parker. “I sentence you on the basis that you were driving in excess of the speed limit and you were driving when you were so affected by drugs that your ability to properly control your car was impaired,” he said.

When Mr Matthews telephoned for an ambulance, he told the operator “I hit him pretty hard. “I was speeding, like, wasn’t doing 60, I was probably doing about 70.” Matthews later told Brevet Sergeant Richard Patching he was travelling 50 to 60km/h. “In my view you attempted to reduce your blameworthiness for the collision by giving Sergeant Patching a lower estimate,” Judge Boylan said. A blood sample taken at Balaklava Hospital at 9.30am on the morning of the collision was found to contain 0.62mg of methylamphetamine per litre of blood, and also contained THC, the active ingredient in canna-

bis. Pharmacologist Professor Jason White gave evidence about methylamphetamine, noting a concentration of between 0.62 and 0.83 went beyond what many users would reach. “It is a concentration that has the potential to produce various effects upon driving,” Judge Boylan said. “I accept Professor White’s evidence that anybody with a concentration of 0.62 would have been significantly affected, with impaired ability to drive a motor car.” Matthews has past convictions for driving with excess blood alcohol, disobeying a traffic sign and driving without due care 10 years before the accident in Avon. “In my view, a term of imprison-

ment is warranted, but given the fact you have not been convicted of a dangerous driving offence before, that your last offence of driving without due care occurred 10 years ago, and the fact that you have never been given the opportunity of a suspended sentence, I am satisfied that there are good grounds to suspend the term of imprisonment which I am about to impose,” Judge Boylan said. The court handed down a three month imprisonment, suspending the sentence upon Matthews entering into a $100 good behaviour bond for 12 months. Matthews was also disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver’s licence for 18 months.

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Laurie and Joyce have a record that’s hard to beat

Age is no barrier for two of Balaklava’s longest serving volunteers, who between them have clocked up an impressive 126 years at Balaklava Racing Club. Joyce Fisher and Laurie Wilson are easy to spot on race day – Joyce is likely to be up to her elbows in dishwater or with her head buried in a cupboard, rearranging and tidying, while Laurie listens to good natured heckling from punters claiming he has the wrong numbers as he hangs the signs announcing the top runners. The pair have been a big part of every race meeting since racing resumed after World War II, missing only a few here and there while on holidays or ill. LAURIE Wilson and Joyce Fisher have the winning numbers as racing club stalwarts. For Joyce, her time at the is a way of life. In her unit at grease from farm machinery ers to move on when they race track began with a batch By Lauren Parker Mill Court she can regularly the next morning. had finished eating to allow of jelly cakes, and more than At the time, only half the others a chance to enjoy the 60 years later, she is proud and we’re helping someone,” be found baking scones or pikelets for the residents, race track was planted with hospitality. “It wasn’t an easy the racing club still offers the Joyce said. best home-made little cakes “My idea of life is do or knitting tiny beanies for couch and this was gradually job,” he said. added to over the years. Then there was the sandaround. something for somebody newborn babies. And Laurie is no stranger Now, there is a touch of wich bar further along the She admitted she knew else. little about the club until she “That’s what I’m here for.” to a pair of knitting needles pride in Laurie’s voice as he track, where Laurie and his was asked to cook. Over the years, Joyce has either, having made a few tells of the reputation of the father and another volunteer track today. had to get a little creative “The little cakes are still worked in the dining room, blankets for family. His time at the racetrack “Every owner and trainer when they ran out of sauce. a big thing,” she said. “For the tote, the sandwich bar, began when he was assist- who comes here always reWhile a few customers the townies, that’s what they and now the kitchen. come for. “I’m a jack of all trades,” ing his own parents washing marks how highly regarded commented their home-made version of sauce was a little “They go mad over the she said. “Whatever needs do- huge stacks of dishes in the this course is,” he said. kitchen. “Because it’s such a long watery, it saw them through little cakes.” ing in the kitchen I’ll do.” Hot water had to be carried straight, that’s what they like until the end of the day. While Joyce doesn’t help She has officially retired For the last 19 years, Lauwith the baking these days, from her race day volunteer- by bucket from the coppers by to put their horses on and run rie has been the one to open there are plenty of other jobs ing twice - only to miss just the fence, and Laurie recalls them on.” Laurie also recalls being and close the gates to let the to keep her occupied and busy one meeting and then be back returning home many times with very white hands, only an usher in the dining room horses onto the track, and to - just the way she likes it. in the kitchen. “We go because we like it For Joyce, helping others to have them blackened with and having to ask custom- hang the numbers announcing

Development committee winds up Wakefield Regional Council’s Economic Development Committee has folded. The committee was initially formed 20 years ago as an incorporated association, and over two decades, has guided economic development on the Wakefield Plains. However, with other boards and staff taking on similar responsibilities and falling membership numbers, the decision was made last month to discontinue the committee. Yorke Regional Development Board economic development officer, Bridget Johns, said the committee was no longer a necessity. “Regional development boards and myself as council’s economic

development officer take on a lot of the responsibility they used to have as volunteers,” she said. “It’s not that there’s less things happening, but we’ve got more resources to do them without relying on volunteers.” Council chief executive officer, Phil Barry, said while the committee was certainly effective in its time, it had more recently become community focussed. The committee’s remaining funds will possibly be divided between area committees, town management committees and progress associations for the continuation of economic development. A recommendation will go to the November 25 council meeting to disband the committee.

the placings of each race. At last Wednesday’s race meeting, a race was even named in honour of him. Laurie and Joyce both admit they have no time for television, instead preferring to keep busy. As well as giving each other a good stir when they meet, the duo have plenty of memories of their times at the track and are clearly proud of its improvements over the years and its benefits to the community, particularly the hospital. And even after a combined 126 years of volunteering, Laurie and Joyce have no intentions of slowing down.

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Students aspiring to be the next Picasso, Monet or Renoir have showcased their talents transforming BankSA branches into mini art galleries for BankSA Child Art Week. Branches at Balaklava, Riverton and Kapunda have displayed the talents of students from Riverton, Tarlee, Saddleworth, Manoora, Balaklava and Kapunda primary schools, Horizon

Christian School and St John’s Lutheran School. The initiative has been running for more than 30 years and is still as popular as ever with bank customers and budding artists. BankSA regional manager Central Rural, Ken Roberts, said BankSA Child Art Week celebrated children’s creativity and provided a platform to share their artistry with the community.

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“Every year it just gets better as the children become more expressive about how they view issues, relationships and family life. They also get such a sense of achievement from sharing their work with their local community, and their family and friends get a kick out of it too,” Mr Roberts said. The artwork, completed as part of the school curriculum was on display last week.

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a career in music and these four people do,” he said. Judges Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson, Jay Dee Springbett and Marcia Hines were noticeably stunned by the decision. Remaining contestants 18-year-olds James Johnston, Stan Walker and Nathan Brake and 17year-old Hayley Warner will battle it out to be one of two finalists competing for the winner’s crown on November 22.

Year 12 exams

Year 12 students from local schools are sitting for exams over the next two weeks. So far this week English studies, physics and physical education exams have been held and today, French. Tomorrow mathematical studies students will take their exam and next week biology, visual arts, chemistry and specialist mathematics students will put their knowledge to the test. After next week’s modern history and mathematical applications exams, a collective sigh of relief will be breathed.

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Grants and support will be sought for a skate park facility in Balaklava. Balaklava resident Peter Rohrlach continues to discuss the provision of a skate park with Wakefield Regional Council. Council also awaits the results of an expression of interest form for a skate park in Snowtown, instigated by the Youth Advisory Committee. The committee is also planning a film night in Snowtown early next year.

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HAMLEY BRIDGE • The planning crew for 2009 Hamley Bridge street parade and party are donning their red and white hats to get into the mood and prepare for another great event. Mark Saturday, December 19 in your diary! This celebration is a great annual asset to the town of Hamley Bridge, when the community gathers its Christmas cheer to welcome Santa’s arrival. If you are planning to enter a float in the parade, start thinking about a theme. Use your imagination, cardboard boxes, old curtains and paint, dress up the ute or trailer and indulge your silly side and get ready for some community fun. This year the Community Association will be offering a $100 prize for the best float, cash prizes for the best costume and best decorated bike. If you need a hand in planning or producing your idea contact event facilitator, Janet Hughes on 8528 2526. CLARE • Parenting facilities have been incorporated into the design of the new internet cafe section of the Clare Library. A change table and nappy disposal

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• Balaklava Pony Club will hold its first annual club championship on November 21 from 11am. The championship is open to current financial members with one qualification this season. Entry fee is just $5 and prizes and a perpetual trophy will be given out. Drinks, snacks and lunch will be available from the canteen. All are welcome to go along and cheer the kids on. For further information contact Peta Smith on 0439 886 297.


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RESULTS: SET PRINTS – Honour Meredith Mayr 1 Dianne Stevenson 1; Merit Dianne Stevenson 2 Jenny Reid 1, Gerald Moore 1. SET SLIDES – Honour Dean Manderson 2, Merit Gordon Brewer 1 Dean Manderson 1. OPEN PRINTS –Honour Dianne Stevenson 1, Maureen Caudle 1, Glenda Cornwill 1; Merit Glenda Cornwill 1 Dean Williams 1, Gordon Brewer 1. OPEN SLIDES – Honour Gordon Brewer 2, Dean Manderson 1 Merit Dean Manderson 1. TOP OPEN SLIDE – ‘Port Germein Jetty’ by Gordon Brewer (Clare). TOP OPEN PRINT – ‘Creek-bed Gums’ by Maureen Caudle (Penwortham). SET PRINT – ‘Not used often’ by Dianne Stevenson (Clare). TOP SET SLIDE –‘First legal drink’ by Dean Manderson. (Clare)

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• A new overtaking lane is being constructed less than a kilometre to the north of the Tarlee township. Construction of the $2.3 million overtaking lane will require some speed and lane restrictions, however Main North Road will remain open throughout construction. The overtaking lane is funded by the State government’s Rural Freight Improvement program and is expected to be completed in February 2010.

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• Kapunda high school has taken first place in the senior school section of the Cows Create Careers project for the Barossa and Mid North region. The awards recognise secondary students who spent term three learning about career and education opportunities, personal skills and knowledge development and importance of dairy to the community. Clare High school was named equal second place in the senior school section and first place in the junior school competition. Other local schools to participate include Balaklava, Gawler, and Riverton and District high schools.


KAPUNDA Shoppers will have the chance to win as many groceries as they can in three minutes in this years’ Lions Club grocery grab competition. The competition, run by Lions Club of Kapunda District and Kapunda IGA will raise much needed funds to assist children with leukaemia. The Lions Cord Blood Foundation Incorporated donates funds to the Bone Marrow Donor Institute who

store previously discarded stem cells collected from the umbilical cord of newborn babies, until they are used to assist children battling leukaemia. Lions Australian Grocery Grab tickets are on sale at the Kapunda IGA, 52–58 Main Street, Kapunda for $1 each. Prize winner will be drawn on Saturday, November 28. Kapunda Lions Club will donate 50 per cent of the total profit back into the local community.


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Our Christmas Service of Remembrance…. is special. The pain of bereavement is felt in many ways, especially at Christmas. I invite you to this Memorial Service so you can feel close to those persons who are no longer here to celebrate Christmas with you in the traditional way. You can bring a personal message on a card (with long string attached) to place on the Remembrance Tree. At: Taylor & Forgie Chapel 15 Cowan Street, Gawler On: Sunday November 29, 2009 at 1pm Followed by refreshments For more information please give Gizelle a call on 8862 2101

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Traders reject a ‘town divided’

Kapunda bargains PLENTY of bargains were about at the Kapunda markets last Thursday. ABOVE: Bob Booth shows Ron Reichelt and Craig Sunman his bargains bought at the Kapunda market - (wheelbarrow $15, rake $5, fishing tackle box $9 and anchor $18). RIGHT: Landmark Kapunda’s auctioneer Greg Beaton and scribe Tarlee’s Naomi (Norm) O’Loughlin. Shaaron Coe from Julia Creek and former Balaklava resident Ingrid Boers who now lives at Allendale North, inspect the furniture for their children’s rooms which they hope to pick up at a good price.

Dublin business owners have raised concerns trade could fall when an island is installed between Old Port Wakefield road and the adjacent service road. They believe the proposed extended median strip will make it more difficult for vehicles to park, and drivers will simply keep travelling. Jim Dimasi, of Dublin Fruit and Veg, spoke at the last meeting of Mallala District Council and said negotiations would continue. He is hopeful an agreement can be reached to both benefit businesses and address any traffic problems. Mr Dimasi said the work that had occurred to date in Dublin was a vast improvement. Michael Dimasi, also of Dublin Fruit and Veg, said at peak times the main street was very busy with trade, particularly at the fruit and vegetable store and the neighbouring butcher. “They want to have the median strip stop at the Lions Park with no outlets to get out until the end,” he said. “It’s going to block traffic off and make it mayhem in here. “If it’s too hard, people just drive on. “People don’t like stopping if they don’t have easy access.” The proposal comes as part of a traffic management plan put forward by District Council of Mallala, which follows an extensive streetscaping project in the 2007-08 and 2008-09 financial years. The third stage of the streetscaping project is under construction, and includes a concrete block paved footpath on the western side of the service road from

Dublin’s median strip ‘will make it mayhem in here’ By Lauren Parker South Terrace to Second Street. This includes traffic control measures for both the service road and Old Port Wakefield road. The changes considered by council at its September meeting included: • Extending the southern island to prevent poor turning by drivers entering the service road from the south; • Extending the northern island to promote correct turning manoeuvres by drivers entering First street from the north; • Constructing an island 1.2 metres wide north of the current island to the intersection of Old Port Wakefield Road and Second Street, with pedestrian access points at the southern end and opposite Schlodder reserve. The centre of the island will be paved or filled with compacted gravel rather than with vegetation so wide loads can overhand the island; • Five tonne load limit with the exception of service vehicles for the

service road between South Terrace and Second Street; • Line marking of a three metre wide parking lane on the eastern side of the traffic islands between South Terrace and Second street, extending to 4.5 metres near the narrow island; • A no parking zone on the western side of the narrow island. In his report to council, infrastructure and engineering services manager, John Tillack, said the load limit would prevent truck operators using the service road as an overnight stop area, which was currently occurring. He said some operators were parking refrigerated trailers near residential properties, leaving the refrigeration units running all night and causing significant noise issues for neighbours. Others are using the area as a breakdown or maintenance area, which could instead be done in the truck parking area of the adjacent


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service station. Public consultation will occur before any decision can be made to apply a load limit. Mr Tillack said drivers moving transportable buildings to the north often stopped in Dublin because there was suitable parking, bringing income to business owners. He said this would still be possible under the new design. Councillors were divided on the issue, but all motions concerning traffic management were approved. Councillors Anne Picard, Terry Keen, Steve Jones and Joe Daniele voted against imposing a load limit, while councillors Duncan Kennington, Rudi Fabrici, Steve Kennedy, Tom Summerton, Yvonne Howard and Marcus Strudwicke supported it. The same divide remained when it came to voting on the parking zones and no stopping zones. Public submissions about the proposed load limit will be considered at council’s December meeting. Verner road • Mallala council has clarified and formally named Verner road. The section of road between Day road and Boundary road, Reeves Plains, was referred to as either Verner road or Masters road.

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Change of name for many local roads New road names within the Wakefield Regional Council area have been adopted, with several names to be changed. The new names are yet to be ratified by the Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, but were voted on by council after a three week public consultation period. Several road names were altered as a result of the public consultation. The changes are being made because of the requirement to have road names for the entire local road network under the incoming rural addressing scheme. Where roads continue into another council area, adjoining councils must agree on the name. When the names have been endorsed by DTEI and a public notice is issued, council will begin purchasing new road name plates. In addition to naming its own roads,

n Glenda Shepherd, a descendant of pedal wireless creator Alf Traeger, shows how the Balaklava - Mallala road will become Traeger road.

council was asked by DTEI to provide suggested road names for rural arterial roads. Several changes are proposed, including different names for each section of Port Wakefield road to make rural addressing property numbering easier. If council’s proposals are adopted by DTEI, Main North road from either Sturt Highway or the Barrier Highway to the Port Augusta to Port Wakefield road would become Horrocks Highway, and parts of Port Wakefield Road would be known by different names. Other changes include renaming Everard Central to Mallala road (from East Terrace in Balaklava to Wasleys road, Mallala (which is more commonly referred to as the Balaklava to Mallala road) to become Traeger road. These proposed changes have also been out for public consultation, with some changes made at the request of the community.

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Rural living revamp coming A Draft Rural Living Development Plan Amendment (DPA) has been adopted by Wakefield Regional Council. The amendment will now be submitted to the Minister for Urban Development and Planning for authorisation, and includes recommendations made by public and agency submissions during public consultation. The DPA provides for rural living develop-

ment at Balaklava as an addition to the existing horse keeping policy area to the west of the racecourse; south of Halbury; south and south west of Owen; and north of Blyth. This is in addition to the existing rural living zone at Port Wakefield. The DPA also provides for township expansion north and east of Blyth, and introduces a concept plan to provide for the logical exten-

New deal on council leases “LAND only” leases are being considered by Wakefield Regional Council for facilities where buildings and structures have been funded by the lessee or organisations other than council. The move comes after concerns by community and sporting groups, as well as council members, when it was found that legally, any building constructed on council land or Crown Reserves under care, control and management of council, automatically became the property of council regardless or how the structure was financed or built. At the time this was revealed, council adopted a formal policy ensuring all buildings and structures on a council owned or managed property would be insured by council, and premiums be recovered by the lessees occupying the facilities. However, alternative ways of looking at the ownership of buildings have recently been investigated. Rather than providing a lease for the facility, which includes land and buildings, an alternative could be made available when the occupying organisation had funded the building construction in the form of a ‘vacant land only’ lease. Clauses in the lease would mean any buildings or structures on the land would remain in the ownership of the lessee, who would then be responsible for maintenance, upkeep and insurance. In a report to council, risk man-

agement officer Brian Shields said many sporting clubs would prefer this option. He said documentation would need to make it clear that council would not be involved in any rebuilding project if the club underinsured, or for any other major outgoings for building maintenance. The move to ‘land only’ leases would also reduce council’s physical assets and therefore the associated depreciation costs. Councillors agreed to investigate the suggestion of land only leases and contact the lessees of any facilities that could benefit from the proposal to gauge organisations’ views on the proposal.

Ramps approved

Wakefield Regional Council has agreed to install pram ramps with the latest round of Federal government’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program. Council expects to construct about 50 pram ramps, which provide access for wheelchairs, prams, and gophers, with the allocated $101,000. When some councillors questioned if the money could be better spent on other projects, such as maintaining the district’s halls, they were told the pram ramps were also a project that needed to be completed to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

sion and linking of roads and infrastructure in Blyth. The rail land has also been removed from the township zone and made part of the light industry zone. In each of these areas, land division policies have been introduced to ensure development reflects the intended use of the land for rural living purposes.

In line with submissions made about the DPA, the horse keeping policy area has been amended to allow a wider range of living activities within the zone, on smaller allotments down to one hectare. In addition, land to the west of Owen has been added back into the rural living zone, along with a small group of allotments immediately north of the town.

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Landcare finalists

Two Wells, Lewiston and District Landcare Group is a finalist in the 2009 Premier’s NRM and SA Landcare Awards. Nominated for the Integrated Project Award, the group has been invited to attend the South Australian Landcare Awards Gala Presentation on November 18 where the winners will be announced. Good luck to Pat Wake and her hard-working volunteers.

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Tidy Towns group names award-winning gardens ABOVE: Marc and Di van Kleef with son Sam in their champion garden. LEFT: Carlene Oliver won “renovated garden” award.

WE HEARD n WE Heard? No, in this case it was YOU heard! Red faces all round at a local Balaklava business which inadvertently used a rather “blue” recording for its telephone “on hold” music, rather than a radio station, which is what most people get to listen to. Seems the manager – a bit of a computer whizz – wanted to try a new system but callers on hold were “entertained” by a comedy send up of a truck driver discussing his @#$%*&! airbrakes with a talk back radio shock jock. This went on for three days before being discovered. In his defence, the local shock jock claimed it was at least a radio program. Andrew says from now on it will be “Greensleeves” as the Plains Producer’s “on hold” music. Our apologies to all who were left wondering, “what the ....”

Beautiful Balaklava Rewarding and recognising the effort of local residents and businesses, Tidy Towns Balaklava presented its awards for 2009 at its wind-up. Despite the retirement of the former KESAB judge, Balaklava committee decided to continue with the awards, acknowledging the effort of Balaklava residents. This year’s winners were: Champion garden Marc and Di van Kleef of East Terrace. John and Pat Scholz, of Phillips Street, were named runners-up. Special mention by judges went to Kevin and Ena Roberts of Bruce Drive. Waterwise garden – Owen and Gay Chapman of Christopher Street (who were also October garden of the month winners), Marj Saint, also from Christopher street, was runner-up.

Strike early at caltrop menace Landholders have been urged to control the pest plant caltrop early. The declared weed is found throughout the local area and can have severe impacts on native vegetation and stock – as well as causing painful injuries from its sharp burrs. Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board (AMLRNRM) special projects officer sustainable landscapes, David Hughes, said caltrop was a major contaminant of farm and horticultural produce. “It is very important to keep caltrop off clean properties and to recognise and destroy plants before they become

established,” he said. Caltrop impacts on native vegetation, cropping systems, perennial horticulture, annual horticulture and urban residential land use. “Caltrop is a summer growing prostate annual herb that reproduces from seeds which germinate after late spring and summer rains and the plant grows rapidly,” he said. “The fruit is well-adapted for dispersal by animals, machinery and humans due to its sharp, prickly burrs.” Mr Hughes said contract harvest machinery was likely to have contributed to the spread of the weed in some areas.

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As well as damaging the feet of animals and contaminating produce, the burrs of caltrop are toxic to stock and can cause nitrate poisoning, photosensitisation and staggers. Landholders are required under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 to control the plant on their land. Other summer burr weeds to control now include silver leaf nightshade, bathurst burr, khaki weed and innocent weed. For more information phone the Gawler board office on 8523 7700 or visit

New Garden went to Trevor and Margaret March of Christopher Street, and Don and Kathleen Tiller (Edith Terrace), runners-up. Roberts Avenue gardens were impressive with Carlene Oliver named winner in the Renovated Garden section and Paul and Judy Taylor’s garden, runner-up. Service Awards went to Edith Terrace businesses Wendy’s Cafe ‘n’ Cakes, and Chemplus (runner-up). Chairman Don Veitch welcomed a pleasing turnout to the meeting and the award announcements were followed with a slide show of Don’s recent trip to Spain and supper. Interested residents are welcome to attend the next meeting to be held Tuesday, February 9 in the Balaklava CWA Hall from 8pm. • More winning gardens in next week’s edition.

Climate focus An “Al Gore Climate Change presentation” will be held in Kapunda tomorrow night (Thursday). Presenter Ian Tooley will discuss the climate change and present a dramatic and confronting slide show. Staff from Solar Shop will also give a presentation and are seeking Kapunda residents to group together to purchase discounted solar power for their homes. Costs, benefits and the process of domestic solar electricity installation will also be discussed. Organised by Carbon Neutral Kapunda, the information evening will be held in Soldiers Memorial Hall from 7pm.

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Students will name the 419 local legends

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any will be reading names they would not recognise. But on Remembrance Day next Wednesday – November 11 – the role of a selected group of school children will be significant. They will be reading the 419 names of local war service veterans who participated in the World Wars. These are the names which now appear on the newly-installed Honour Roll situated on Balaklava’s War Memorial Drive. The students will begin reading the names in the Triangle at 9.45 am, with the usual RSL Remembrance Day service to follow at 11am. Seating will be available, with time for a “cuppa� before and after the service. Instigator of the Honour Roll and garden area, local resident Shirley Welke and her husband, Colin, will read the names of the 21 who paid the ultimate sacrifice in World War I. The new concept for Remembrance Day in Balaklava has been formulated by Balaklava and District RSL. Member “Doc� Russell, a Vietnam veteran, said the club put the proposal to Balaklava Primary School principal, Dale Gathercole, who embraced the concept. “Some children might not know any of the names – but there will be a family connection for many of them,� Doc said. “We think it’s a great way to get young people to understand there are two special national days of remembrance – April 25 and November 11. About 30 students from

n RSL members Peter Shaughnessy (left) and Arthur Diercks place poppies of remembrance at the “lone pine� in Moody Estate. years 5 and 6 will read out the names of World War II veterans, many of whom have passed away. “Each student will read about 15 names. They are very excited about it,� Dale said. It is expected the Year 1 class will also attend and the school will also hold its own Remembrance Day service. Balaklava RSL members will also be out and about this Friday, selling red poppies as a fundraiser for the RSL.

what’s on RSL clubs across the district will again remember the sacrifices of Australians during war time, with services on November 11 to mark Remembrance Day. Balaklava primary school students will read names from the Balaklava RSL honour roll, starting at 9.45am. The service follows at 10.30am, for the 11am Remembrance. Light refreshments will be served. In Mallala, the RSL will again join forces with the Museum in remembrance, and host a BBQ lunch after a service beginning at 10.45am. Pastor Finn Klein will host the service at Brinkworth RSL club at 11am, with primary and pre-school students attending. Tea and biscuits will be available afterwards, as well as cool drinks and juice for the school kids. In Port Wakefield, a service will be held at the Memorial Arts Centre from 10.30am. School children will take part in the ceremony and light refreshments will be available afterwards. Two Wells RSL will commemorate the day with a ceremony at the Two Wells war memorial at 10.45am.

Hamley Bridge leads towns to cheap water Hamley Bridge Community and Sports Centre will be able to access treated effluent water from the town’s new treatment plant at 40 per cent of the annual mains water rate. The rate applies to the first tier of the SA Water mains water rate at the start of each financial year. Community and sports centre president, Barry Smith, addressed Wakefield Regional Council before the decision was made. Mr Smith said the committee had been working towards long and short term goals, and had already achieved many of these. However, he said water had always been an issue. “Over the years there’s been a lot of volunteer labour trying to get water,� Mr Smith said. “There was drilling in the 70s, but the water had a high salt content. “Then there was a dam in the 80s but it didn’t hold water and there wasn’t enough going

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into it.� Even the new irrigation scheme relied heavily on volunteers. With the cost coming in at $55,000, and a total of $16,500 grant funding to cover the purchase of materials, the labour came down to volunteers – saving $30,000 by contributing more than 500 hours laying the irrigation pipes. The remaining funds were met by the committee. Acting mayor Barry Nottle commended the committee on its efforts to reduce the cost and the

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commitment of the volunteers. Mr Smith said the oval precinct should use about 8000 kL of treated water each year. “We haven’t got the money for that, so I have been turning the water off when we get to 5500,� he said. This means the oval is barely alive in summer. The annual cost of water for the committee has been $7590, but under the adopted funding model for the treated water, would have averaged $2134. Mains water will still be used

for all buildings. Mr Smith said it was important to remember the precinct wasn’t only for sports use. “It’s more than just football,� he said. “It’s the only open space we’ve got.� Mr Smith said in the first year, about 10,000 kL was needed to get the oval established, as it didn’t yet have complete lawn coverage. The dam itself holds 20 mega litres of water, of which about 14 mega litres can be re-used. In approving the pricing structure for the Hamley Bridge Community and Sports Centre, council also considered its policy for users of treated effluent water from other town community wastewater management schemes. It was decided that community users could access the water at the same rate as the Hamley Bridge committee. Rates for commercial users will be discussed at a later date when more information is available.



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Railway company ignores petition over closed road:

Hamley residents lose street battle Railway company Genesee and Wyoming (GWA) has confirmed it will not reopen Annie Street in Hamley Bridge, despite more than 200 people signing their name in protest of the continued closure. The petition was received by Wakefield Regional Council and GWA requesting the railway bridge be repaired to enable the road to be reopened. The street has been closed since before Christmas, when a truck tore away three pieces of iron holding the railway ballast. Genesee and Wyoming, lessees of the railway line, closed the bridge because of risk concerns. The 216 signatories on the petition agreed the closure was causing

ANNIE Street will stay closed for now. a major inconvenience to the community as it blocked the middle of town access under the railway line, causing residents and emergency vehicles to travel to either end of the town to cross the railway line. GWA property and access manager, Paul Hollitt, confirmed the company had received the petition. “We’re taking no action on Annie Street,” he

Council’s land sales

Wakefield Regional Council has successfully negotiated the sale of one excess property and is in the process of negotiating the sale of another two pieces of land. Settlement of 16 Second street, Owen, is expected to occur in the near future, while negotiations continue for the sale of Lot 86 Roberts Avenue, Balaklava. Council is also continuing discussions with Summerfield Investments to negotiate the sale of the former Port Wakefield works depot. In this instance, the main issue is liability of any site contamination. Because council has other surplus former works depots at Blyth and Owen, the possibility of having a qualified company do initial site assessments of each is being considered.

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said. “We’re a railway company, and taking responsibility for public access isn’t something we should be doing. “We’ve offered Annie street to council, and we’ll probably hand it back to State government.” Council has its own risk management concerns about the road if it were to be reopened at the bridge. While the road itself is 5.3 metres wide from kerb to kerb, this is reduced to just 3.7 metres under the bridge, allowing one way traffic only. Also of concern was the lack of designated pedestrian thoroughfare under the bridge, with pedestrians and vehicles sharing the same space. In a presentation to council, Annie Street resident Louise Wren said residents knew to keep an eye out for any traffic as they were approaching the bridge. Because of this, there had never been a head-on

collision as traffic passed under the bridge. In 2004, traffic counters showed an average of 169 vehicles used the roadway each day. The closure has meant these vehicles must now detour via Stockport road or South Terrace to access Annie Street. In her presentation to council, Ms Wren said another issue to consider was the fact the railway line was yet to be permanently closed, meaning it could be reopened in the future. She said if this occurred, long trains could block access to Annie street, leaving residents in danger if emergency services could not get through. At council’s September meeting, it agreed to liaise with Genesee and Wyoming to negotiate pedestrian traffic and the installation of a barrier to prevent vehicle access. However, GWA has since said it is not able to allow any access, including pedestrian, and suggested the matter be considered together with Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI) as custodians of the rail corridor. At its meeting last Wednesday, council agreed to continue to liaise with GWA towards a resolution.

20,000 items delivered from our towns:

Knitters have the district covered A group of local knitters has made an amazing 20,002 items for the people in nursing homes, women’s shelters, homes for the intellectually handicapped and homeless people. The items include beanies, scarves, jumpers, socks and rugs. Norma McMillan, of Saddleworth’s Salvation Army thrift shop, has been co-ordinating the knitting project for some time. “We have knitters working away everywhere,” Norma said. “They love to be able to produce something to help people.” • PICTURED accepting some lap rugs delivered by Norma’s husband, Peter, to Balaklava’s Ira Parker Nursing Home are Evelyn Atkins and resident Lenore Good. More rugs were also delivered to Riverton senior citizens home. Knitters are based in Saddleworth, Riverton, Clare, Tarlee,

Auburn, Waterloo, Hamilton, Manoora, Kapunda, Gawler and as far away as Wollongong, NSW.

Senior citizens news

A social afternoon was held by Balaklava Senior Citizens Club recently as part of the Every Generation Festival. Those attending on October 23 enjoyed music and singing by Kath Sharman. In other senior citizens news, the carpet bowlers are looking forward to a match against Blyth on December 1. Christmas lunch is approaching, and will take place at the Terminus Hotel on December 11. Those wanting to attend are asked to put their names on the list soon. Following the Christmas lunch, the club will be in recess until January 22.

MGs make their marque here CAR enthusiasts will be out in force in Balaklava on Sunday, when about 150 MGs and owners gather at Balaklava Racing Club. The iconic cars will be at the club to be served lunch by Balaklava Lions and sporting clubs from Ralli Park Sporting Authority. Funds generated will go towards restoration of Balaklava grandstand. The meal will be provided by Balaklava’s Carvery Delights Catering Service, managed by the mother and son team of Raelene Trickett and Dion Fuller. The cars will travel

MG TC’s will be amongst many MG’s on display in Balaklava and Kapunda on Sunday. from Adelaide, through Gawer and Kapunda (for morning tea at Sutton Park about 10.30am) before stopping for lunch in Balaklava.

Cars should start arriving about noon, and will be on display on the lawned area in front of the betting ring. The general public is

invited to view the cars during their stopover. The event – the “Kimber Run” is named in memory of the late Cecil Kimber, who was credited with making MGs so well known and respected from 1929 through to 1944 as the general manager of the MG Car Company. MG Car Club of SA Secretary of Registers, Mike Greenwood, said wonderful old machines would be displayed on Sunday, including two very rare and historic machines. “One was built in 1934 and the other in 1935. Both have a rac-

ing history and are quite rare,” Mike said. “About 25 different models will be there, dating from 1933 right up until 2005, in a wide variety of shapes and colours – all lovingly kept up to stunning condition by their very proud owners.” Models such as TA; TB; TC; TD; TF through the lovely shaped MGAs; the quite modern MGBs and MGF, plus a number of other types can be seen. Further details from: Mike Greenwood, 8346 3577; Mobile 0412 701 850 or Email: Mikeg@

No rebate, but Lorraine rates with a $500 donation Wakefield Regional Council has agreed to give a one-off donation to wildlife carer Lorraine Samuels. Lorraine, who rehabilitates injured wildlife at her Snowtown home, initially applied to council for a rates rebate to help cover the costs associated with her venture.

However, as the wildlife rescue did not meet the criteria for a rate rebate, council instead agreed to consider a donation. Over the last three years, the cost to the Samuels of providing the service has been $18,000 to $20,000 per year, with no government support available. Council agreed to donate $500.

Councillor Avon Hudson suggested a $1000 donation, which he believed should be made annually, but other councillors disagreed. Cr Hudson said the work of those caring for native animals was important as he had seen many species disappear from the area in his time.

Plains Producer, Wednesday November 4, 2009


NEWS v District

Griffiths petition on road funding A petition with 2,396 signatures was presented in Parliament calling for the State government to provide additional funding for our road network. Member for Goyder, Steven Griffiths, said he circulated the petition because “we are all sick of the government ignoring our pleas to fix the deteriorating roads that we have no choice to travel on. “I am continually being contacted by people fed up with the poor condition of the many dangerous roads,” he said. “Some of the stories I have heard are quite shocking and it is very concerning people driving on these roads are putting their lives at risk. “Now the petition has been presented it sends a clear message to the government it is not acceptable they have failed to provide sufficient funding to undertake maintenance

and upgrades within the Goyder Electorate since being elected in 2002.” Mr Griffiths claimed funding for rural road improvements had been slashed from $7.76 million a year to just $760,000 this year . He said it would be contemptible for the government to continue to ignore the thousands of South Australians and their families who travelled on regional roads. “I met with Transport SA representatives in August to discuss the government-controlled road network within the electorate,” Mr Griffiths said. “It was obvious to me recent repairs to a section of the St Vincent Highway would exhaust most of the funds allocated to Goyder this year.” “It’s time the citycentric Rann government invested in our regional communities rather than wasting money on government advertising and trams.

Snowtown outdoor dining An application to allow outdoor dining at Snowtown Hotel has been approved by Wakefield Regional Council.The proprietor applied to have tables and chairs within two metres of the building on the Railway terrace footpath, however councillors were concerned this wouldn’t allow enough room for pedestrian access. Instead, tables and chairs will be allowed within one metre of the building’s outside wall.

GARDEN gurus (from left), front: Tyler Summerton and Carmine Lake (co-ordinator). Middle: Pat Hayward (Kapunda Health Advisory Council rep), Shane Zelenko, Cody Caven, Clinton Marchi, Jackson Carter, Candice Railton (ALOP school services officer). Rear: Peter Norde (Kapunda high school counsellor), Danny Aloisi, Kane Lugg and BJ Moore (co-ordinator).

Kapunda garden a growing project

A meeting place for the Kapunda community is being established with good ol’ fashioned blood, sweat and even a few tears. Hard working volunteers and students from Kapunda high school’s Alternative Learning Options Program (ALOP) have done much of the work which is seeing the Kapunda community garden take shape. Located on the corner of Mildred and Nash streets the garden is located adjacent to the hospital on land gifted to the community by former local GP, Dr Westphalen. Local residents BJ Moore and Carmine Lake are well credentialled and have taken on the co-ordination role (check out their succulent display garden on South Terrace,

By Karen Petney “Little Glory!”) and have spent many hours both working in the garden and co-ordinating and liaising behind the scenes. The aim is for the garden to be a venue for members of the community of all ages to get together. Whether it be to garden, propagate, grow plants for food, or act as a clearing house for excess fruit and vegetables, the garden is providing a fun and healthy environment to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Kapunda high school is supporting the project through its Alternative Learning Options Program (ALOP) by providing

Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council • An agreement between Clare and Gilbert Valley’s Council and Clare Golf Club has been endorsed to enable the Clare Community Waste Water Management Scheme upgrade and the establishment of the waste water treatment plant, water storage dam and

supply of treated waste water to the Club for irrigation purposes. • Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council received a proposal from Mintaro Progress Association to extend the clubrooms at Mortlock Park, Mintaro. It is proposed to

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New hosts at Watervale hotel Venture into the Watervale Hotel and you’ll see some new faces. John Wade and his daughter Kirste Harrison are the new publicans. Having spent the last 15 years at Holdens, John decided it was time for a change and purchased the pub, while Kirste has been in hospitality and also spent some time nursing. While John and Kirste are new to Watervale, they are not new to working in a pub. John held the licence at the Bon Accord Hotel in Burra about 20 years ago. The pair, who are former Craigmore residents, wasted no time in settling in and have introduced a new bar menu and changed the pricing to offer well priced good quality meals seven days a week.

John Wade and daughter Kirste Harrison are your new hosts at the Watervale hotel. Why not try their great new menu? Keep an eye out for Kirste’s daily specials. Children eat for free on Tuesday and Wednesday nights and they receive a free drink and ice cream with their meal (conditions apply). Saturday night is schnitzel night and includes Kirste’s special topping of sweet chilli,sauce, prawns, avo-

hands-on learning options for students. School counsellor, Peter Norde, says there have already been positive effects on students through increased cooperation and behaviour benefits. Run under the auspices of Eudunda Kapunda Health Service future plans for the garden include raised garden beds suitable for the elderly and disabled. Financial donations, as well as sleepers, stone and organic compost are sought to progress the garden further. If you would like to help at the Kapunda Community Garden, visit the site between 1.30pm and 3pm on Tuesdays or if you would like to know more phone BJ or Carmine on 8566 3635.

cado and hollandaise dressing. There are plans to introduce a social club and a summer pool competition and John is keen to hear ideas from patrons. And he’ll do his best to accommodate suggestions. A fun night of dancing and singing is planned for November 21 with a Karaoke night.

The singing will kick off at 8pm, and meals will be available from 6pm.While bookings are not essential, they are recommended.Why not head along and meet John and Kirste and show them how we have a good time. •For more details and bookings, give Kirste a call on 8843 0109.

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The Way

We were 5

YEARS AGO October 2004

•Veteran eight-baller Craig W i l m s h u r s t h a d h i s 16 t h consecutive win, and his team, the Two Wells Taveners, had their fifth, when they won the Gawler division eight ball premiership.


YEARS AGO October 1999

•Former Port Wakefield and Hummocks-Watchman Eagles player Justin Cicolella was drafted to the Adelaide Crows, along with three other Woodville-West Torrens players.


YEARS AGO October 1989

•Joan Farley was presented with a domed clock in recognition of 12 years as Adelaide Plains Basketball Association recorder.


• 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. • Nov 13: Ladies Night In at Wasleys Institute. • Nov 14: Old Time Family Film Night, Dublin Institute. • Nov 15: Car boot sale at Port Wakefield. • Nov 17: Dublin Senior Citizen’s Bingo and meeting, Dublin Insitute. • Nov 21: Riverton Market. • Nov 21-22: Dublin Institute 125th Anniversary; Paddy’s market at Dublin. • Nov 22: Anglican Church 125th anniversary.

Plains Producer, Wednesday November 4, 2009

LOCAL v Living

‘To market, to market’…in the 1860’s Heritage Highlights

The well-known markets of Adelaide – the East End and Central Markets – date back to the 1860s, when South Australia was still a very young colony. The East End Markets were established by Mr Richard Vaughan in 1867 and were located on East Terrace, between North Terrace and Rundle Street. Such was the popularity of the markets, and the competition for stalls, that they soon outgrew the site. Richard Charlick, who was the proprietor of a fruit, potato and grocery store, purchased some land between Rundle and Grenfell Streets. His plan was to extend the existing market but negotiations with the East End Market Corporation broke down, so Mr Charlick went ahead and es-

by Norma Schopp

tablished a rival market which he named the Adelaide Fruit and Produce Exchange. It began trading in 1904 and continued until 1988. The area has now been redeveloped as residential apartments, but has retained the historic facades we know so well. The Adelaide Fruit and Produce Exchange was a very busy place, with a large number of market gardeners and fruit growers delivering their produce early in the morning,

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was built in 1900, at a time when the market precinct also offered amusements such as darts, bowling and shooting galleries. The Gouger Street facade was made permanent in 1906, and an arcade of shops was built on the eastern side in 1915. Today, the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Central Market area is a reflection of the multi-cultural society that Adelaide has become and, with Chinatown nearby, shoppers can choose from an enormous array of fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and seafood, cheeses, delicatessan products, and flowers. The popularity of markets such as these have, no doubt, led to the enormous demand for all the weekend markets that operate in suburban and country areas.


Supported by Balaklava Veterinary Service. Phone: 8862 2088

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ready to sell to the retailers. My father and grandfather were some of the market gardeners who used to leave home at 4.00am to go to market. The Adelaide Central Market, the largest fresh produce market under one roof in Australia, began on January 23, 1869, as the City Market. It was situated on three acres of land between Gouger and Grote Streets - there were no buildings then, just a fenced-off area lit by gaslights. By June of that year, the first wood and iron sheds had been completed, and the market was officially opened on January 22, 1870. The first fish market within the complex was established in 1884. The red brick building with arched facade facing Grote Street

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With one in six Australian children suffering from asthma, it’s not surprising that parents wonder whether bringing a cat or dog into the house will increase the chances of asthma and allergies in their loved ones. However, the latest research reveals that owning a dog in the early stages of a child’s life can actually guard against the development of allergic reactions by lowering the sensitivity to mixed pollen and other inhalants. If someone in your house has asthma or believes that they may have an allergic reaction to pets, first step is to visit a doctor or allergy specialist to diagnose exactly which element of your pet may be causing the reaction. Many people are surprised to discover that it’s not the fur of

Does your pet make you sneeze? the pet that’s causing the problem, but the dander (dead skin cells). In the case of pet cats, it could even be the saliva that they use to groom themselves with. Some even find that they are only a l l e rg i c to new dogs or cats, which eases over time with regular exposure. You can further minimise the risk of allergic reactions by identifying a suitable breed of dog or cat and by managing your pet and home environment. Poodles, Bichon Frise and Bedlington

Balaklava Stitch Joint CROSSWORD

Terriers have a woollike coat which has very low shedding attributes. However, crossing the Poodle, Bichon Frise and Bedlington Terrier with other breeds will not guarantee that all or any puppies in the litter will have the non-shedding coat. Many of the “oodles” have been bred for their “hypoallergenic” coat, but if you want to be 100% sure, it’s best to buy a purebred. Cornish Rex and Devon Rex cat breeds also have a non-shedding, light coat that requires them to be kept indoors.

Good News Ken Packer

“Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiasts 12.13.

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

The cuddly Siberian cat may be the perfect answer for those with an allergy to cat saliva as it produces a very low amount of the protein (FEL D-1) that causes allergic reactions. Further allergy reducing steps include: keeping pets out of bedrooms and off the furniture; cleaning and vacuuming regularly; grooming and brushing pets often; and bathing pets regularly. By following a few easy steps, people who suffer from pet allergies may find that they can benefit from owning a pet without suffering the discomfort.

Did you know


D Sharks are immune to all known diseases. D The largest giant squid ever recorded was captured in the North Atlantic in 1878. It weighed 4 tons. Its tentacles measured 10 m (35 ft) long. D The tongue of a blue whale is as long as an elephant.



November 15

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A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am

A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am

anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge......... 10.00am

anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge..........11.00am

CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava.......... Mass 10.30am Pt Wakefield.......Mass 9.00am

CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava......... Liturgy 9.00am Pt Wakefield.......Mass 9.00am

anglican Balaklava....... 10.30am & 7pm Hamley Bridge......... 10.00am Goyder...................... 7.00pm

CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am

Excavator For all your: ✶ Post hole boring and mini ✶ Trenching skidsteer ✶ Septics ✶ Footings ✶ Levelling & more! Kanga loader

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Community church Pinery........................ 7.00pm LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am LUTHERAN Balaklava..................... 9.00am UNITING Mallala....................... 8.45am Two Wells................ 10.30am Owen Comm............. 9.30am Hamley Bridge........ 10.30am Windsor .................... 9.00am Balaklava.................... 9.00am Nantawarra..................9.00am Lochiel......... With Nantawarra Pt Wakefield..............11.00am

CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am Community church Pinery........................ 9.00am LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am LUTHERAN Auburn...................... 9.00am Balaklava................... 11.00am UNITING Annual parish service at Mallala - AGM, pooled lunch Mallala, Two Wells, Owen Comm, Hamley Bridge, Windsor .................. 10.30am Balaklava.................... 9.00am Nantawarra...........With Lochiel Lochiel......................10.00am Pt Wakefield..............11.00am

CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava.......... Mass 10.30am Pt Wakefield.......Mass 9.00am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am Community church Pinery........................ 7.00pm LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am LUTHERAN Balaklava.................... 9.00am Balaklava/Cafe............6.00pm UNITING Mallala....................... 8.45am Two Wells................ 10.30am Owen Comm............. 9.30am Hamley Bridge......... 11.00am Windsor .................... 9.00am Balaklava.................... 9.00am Nantawarra..................9.00am Lochiel......... With Nantawarra Pt Wakefield..............11.00am

50 Years Balaklava Community Children’s Centre

Plains Producer, Wednesday November 4, 2009



Always there to help them on life’s journey Five decades of funny incidents, arts and crafts, playtime and learning at Balaklava Community Children’s Centre are being celebrated later this month. For 50 years, staff at the centre have been caring for the district’s children in the earliest years of their education. Of those now caring for children in both the kindergarten and childcare, or even serving on the centre’s parent committee or entrusting their own children to the centre, many have their own childhood memories of days in the sandpits, borrowing from the toy library, and lining up to play on the old tyre swing. The kindergarten originally began in the Balaklava Methodist and Anglican halls in 1946, and was established on the current site at 15 Scotland street in 1959.

Since then, there have been numerous improvements and extensions to the facilities, including the building itself and play equipment. Childcare was introduced 13 years ago, and the service has become invaluable for many families. Balaklava Community Children’s Centre will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Sunday, November 15 with a family fun day. Anyone who has had a past or present connection with the kindergarten or childcare centre is welcome to attend. The centre will be open

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Congratulations to the Balaklava Community Children’s Centre on its 50th anniversary, and to the dedicated staff who are continuing the journey so capably. Phone: 8285 6900 Fax: 8285 6998 Email:

for viewing at 11am, and from midday a barbecue lunch and fun activities will commence at the Balaklava sports club. There will be plenty to keep kids of all ages occupied, with a jumping castle, old fashioned games and races, face painting, craft activities, an animal farm, sensory activities, and lucky dips and show bags. In addition, there will be a trading table and live artists. A Balaklava Community Children’s Centre history book will be available on the day, along with a 50th anniversary recipe book and

SET to celebrateBCCC’s 50th anniversary are (from left) rear: Henry Harrison, Bethany Anderson, Morgan Wilson, Paige Bubner. Front: Ellie Bell, Skye Taylor, Kaylee Redpath and Tyler Harbrow. memorabilia. The history book is sure to evoke many memories, with plenty of photographs and other items of interest throughout the decades. Longest service staff member Janice Smith,

Happy 50th Birthday Celebrations Best Wishes Balaklava Primary School Community

“A combination of Marc’s fritz & pre-school care makes Balaklava kids smart & aware” Well done to everyone at Balaklava Community Children’s Centre


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Congratulations to the Balaklava Community Children’s Centre on it’s 50th anniversary For enrolment enquiries contact: PO Box 367 Balaklava SA 5461 Phone (08) 8862 2100 Fax: (08) 8862 1332

Congratulations to the staff at Balaklava Community Children’s Centre on being part of a significant milestone Taking Christmas Day bookings now Edith Terrace, Balaklava - Ph: 8862 1607

George Street, Balaklava

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remembers her own days at Balaklava kindergarten. “When I was at kindy there was a fathers’ night,” she said. “Dad came to kindy with me and we ‘did making’ on the making table.”

To Balaklava Community Children’s Centre

The Growing Healthy Kids team from Lower North Health congratulate all at Balaklava Community Children’s Centre on their 50th anniversary

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who celebrates 20 years this year, attended the kindergarten herself in 1959 and rejoined the kindergarten in 1990 as a teacher’s aide. Manager of childcare services, Skye Colley, also

Congratulations to everyone at Balaklava Community Children’s Centre on a great achievement

Grant Fisher 8862 1988 or 0407 807 123

invites you to join us for our…

50th Anniversary Celebrations


• 11am Centre open for viewing, 15 Scotland Street • 12noon onwards BBQ lunch and loads of fun activities at Balaklava Sports Club/oval

Resource, Advisory and Management Services Inc

Congratulations to all involved with Balaklava Community Children’s Centre on a significant milestone in local education

Phone: 1800 673 714

3 jumping castle 3 old fashioned games and races 3 face painting 3 craft activities 3 trading table 3 animal farm 3 sensory activities

3 lucky dips and show bags 3 live artists 3 BCCC history book, 50th anniversary recipe book and memorabilia available Bring small change

Anyone who has been involved with Balaklava Kindergarten or BCCC over the years is welcome!

More information: 8862 1251


NEWS v Balaklava

Plains Producer, Wednesday November 4, 2009

A breath of fresh air!

outdoor area opens at ira parker NURSING HOME CELEBRATING the opening (from left) Sandra Watson, Haidee Crawford, Jim and Ellie Hewett, Gary Stewart and John Warren. LEFT: Mary Bubner, Julia Hoskin and Kath Catford check a pictorial history of the project. B A L A K L AVA’s I r a Parker Nursing Home’s new outdoor area was officially opened last Thursday. Executive officer/director of nursing Sandra Watson, with help from Country Health SA’s director of Yorke and Lower North, Gary Stewart, declared the area open before staff, past staff members, residents, volunteers behind the project and members of the general public were treated to afternoon tea. Staff and volunteers set up a display showing the project in every stage from STAFF and residents gather for the official opening. start to finish.

CAMPING out at Scotand Yard were (from left) Makayla Nyland, Andrea Fisher (Balaklava), Kate Akeroyd, Bryony Tucker, Felicity Allan, Bryony Skiparis, Jessica Richardson (Gawler), Alex Bousfield, Kathleen DeLacruz, Brooke Purdue and Anya Pieterson (Balaklava).

Balaklava camp has regional Guides on the go About 100 Girl Guides and leaders were in Balaklava over the weekend for the biennial Regional Camp. Groups visited Federation

Wall, Balaklava Museum, Balaklava cemetery and the high school during the visit, which started Friday evening, continuing at venues until

Sunday. Girls aged between six and 15 from Balaklava, Gawler, Barossa and Kapunda took part in various Guide challenges.

Working together to make tiled blocks to take home under the supervision of Balaklava’s Mary Fisher and Tara Baggendorf are Gawler guides, from left: Nikki Hossak, Siobhan Green, Sophie Arthur, Courtney Mudge, Abby Hossack, Brandi Henning and Shania and Summer Santini.

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Warehouse Matrix now boasts a huge array of scrapbooking, art and craft supplies. Supplying businesses, schools, organisations and individuals across the state, Warehouse Matrix has recently added an impressive range of supplies for craftspeople, artists, children, and scrapbookers. A spokesperson from Warehouse Matrix said the range catered for a broad range of skill levels and requirements, from school

children to professionals looking for the best quality brushes, paints, and other supplies. To view the range, visit or call into the Gwy Terrace store. The new art, craft and scrapbooking range adds to the already dynamic range of stock available at Warehouse Matrix, from models through to kitchenware to office supplies.

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Plains Producer, Wednesday November 4, 2009



oaring temperatures over the weekend signalled the start of the swimming season, with both Hamley Bridge and Owen pools opening their gates for the first time this season. Owen kids celebrated with a Halloween themed party on Sunday, trick or treating before taking a dip in the pool and tucking into a barbecue tea. Jillian Parker said the celebrations sparked from the desire to see her own children and others enjoying the fun of Halloween. And clearly, others had the same idea, with more than 100 visitors. “It surprised me to see so many people coming through the gate,” she said. “A lot of kids were dressed up as witches, devils, skeletons, pirates and lots more.” Thirty-eight went trick or treating to 16 homes and visitors, while others chose not to leave the comfort of the pool. “The houses and businesses were fantastic,” Jillian said. Then after the fun of trick or treating, there were plenty of new toys to enjoy in the pool, including a Mexican hat, a wriggly worm, caterpillar, squirters and balls. A barbecue tea followed, along with games including racing across the pool for vampire blood (jelly), bobbing for


Fun floats in with Halloween apples, guessing the snakes in the jar and eating donuts with no hands. Jillian was pleased with the success of the day. “We couldn’t have done this without the generous sponsorship of Owen General Store, help from Clark Rubber and all the houses and businesses that let us trick or treat,” she said. Jillian said there was also plenty of help from her husband Andrew, along with friends and community members. There have been a few upgrades at Owen this year, with the carpark now sealed. Hamley Bridge opened the previous day, with plenty taking a cooling swim to escape the heat. Meanwhile, at Balaklava, minor adjustments were being made and the pool was expected to open this week.

n Donut fun with Sophie Parker.

n LEFT: Caitlyn Anderson-Peters and Nakita Brooks.

n PICTURES supplied by Andrew and Jillian Parker

n TOUGH job, but someone has to do it! Trying to eat donuts on a string are (from left) Ashley, Caitlyn Anderson-Peters, Jessica Heaslip, Cayleigh Parker, Sophie Parker, Katelyn Lloyd, Sari Baker, Lucy Parker, Rebecca Fritz, and Megan Baker. n RIGHT: Water babes (from left) Beau Warner, Chelsea Cameron, Nakita Brooks, Abby Parker, Natasha Brooks, Sarah Davies, Erica, and Crystal Brooks.

Cath & Space have owned the Owen Arms Hotel for 7 years!!! n TRICK or treat as the Halloween crew show their costumes. o Advertising Feature

Celebration at Owen Arms It’s been seven years since Cath and Space (Ian) Gregory and their children Teagan and Mitchell took over the Owen Arms Hotel and they are having a party to celebrate. Time has flown and the family are still loving life at the Owen Arms as much as ever. Teagan is now hairdressing in Adelaide, returning as often as she can, while dreadlocked Mitchell, who is now in Year 11, can often be seen giving his parents a hand. “The pub has been a great place for the kids to grow up. They have learnt many life and practical skills,” says Cath.


Taking over the licence from Cath’s parents, Toly and Carol Borissow in 2002 (and the freehold in 2005) the family set about making improvements including upgrading the beer garden, pokie room, guest rooms and front bar. The pub has found its niche in catering functions and the large dining room which spills out onto the picturesque beer garden is proving a hit for birthdays, weddings, Christmas parties and the like. The downstairs ‘pit’ with pool table, juke box and lounges was opened and has seen many a night of partying. Friday night pub club

with its weekly meat and money draws is popular with patrons and Monday $6 lunches are also a hit. A new summer menu will soon be introduced and will bring back some light meals as well as some often requested favourites. Patrons enjoy the regular live entertainment and “Cover Up” are joining in anniversary celebrations on November 14, playing in the beer garden from 8pm till 2am. Why not join the smorgasbord dinner from 6-8pm and stay on for the band and see for yourself what all the fuss is about. • Owen Arms Hotel – 8528 6008.

So we are celebrating in the beer garden

Saturday November 14 Live Band

Cover UP • Everyone Welcome • Hope you can join us • Band 8pm to 2am • Smorgasbord meals 6pm to 8pm

Owen arms hotel Phone: 8528 6008


Business Directory

Plains Producer, Wednesday November 4, 2009



PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: FAX: 8862 1997 DEADLINE: 5pm Monday


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

Crash Repairs

Car Cut & Polish I can cut & polish your car to near re-spray quality

Mid North Sand Blasting

3 Colour paint protection

Peter & Cathy Agnew - Lochiel Rd, Blyth Phone/Fax: 8844 5154 Mobile: 0429 445 154

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



Balaklava Bed & Breakfast

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

Open: Monday - Friday 9am to 5.30pm, Saturday 9am to 12noon

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

Phone 8862 1274


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Digital TV aerial Installation $


Phone 0400 153 114 or 8867 1218

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Guide v TV seven day 7 DAY TV GUIDE

Plains Producer, Wednesday November 4, 2009 Week commencing November 5

Plains Producer, Wednesday November 4, 2009

sport v District


Lower Gilbert Cricket

Dangerous Goods l General Freight l Heavy Vehicles l Hay l Grain & Fertiliser Phone: 8527 8264


Results of junior cricket played on October 24

Dublin vs Long Plains

Ba sk et ba ll ac ti on SHANNON Mudge, Bulldogs and Lauren Michael, Balaklava, compete fiercely to get to the ball in the women’s game on Friday night.


Last Wednesday, a match was played at Clare. Partners were drawn. Jean and Nancy played Lynn and Georgie with Rob and Anne playing Ruth and Jenny. Lynn and Goergie started well making the first hoop soon after starting. But came unstuck when failing to roquet leaving Jean and Nancy to break into the match, making several hoops in their turns. Ruth and Jenny fought hard against Rob and Anne who really struggles making their hoops. J Victor 12, N Williams 12, L Sutton 2, G Todd 4. R Stevens 6, A Mader 6, R Loader 9, J Stevens 10.

Golf Balaklava men

A sudden burst of warmer weather, plus a large contingent of A Graders bound for glory elsewhere, conspired to keep numbers down for last Saturday’s Stableford competition. With just 14 worthies on hand, we decided to have just a single grade and this was won by Michael Day with 37 points. Behind him came no less than four stoics, all with the same score of 36, they being Corey Temby, Jordan Taylor, Barrie Thompson

Golf day raises money for Cancer awareness A recent golf day in Port Wakefield raised $3,728 for Cancer Awareness. Despite numbers being down on previous years, more than $14,402 has been raised since the inaugural event in 2007. Organiser Lydia Berry thanked everyone who helped with donations and supported the event. “The support has been wonderful again this year and hopefully we can do it all again in 2010,” she said. Results: NAGA - W Olsen, J Olsen, D Pain, S Wallbanks. 18 Hole Winners - B Willoughby, R Studham, W Hean, S McGuiness. 18 Hole Runners Up - M Manners, O Eglinton, R Murphy, S Murphy. 9 Hole Winners - S Hoepner, D Angel, L Wright, B Woods. 9 Hole Runners Up - D Harrison, R Petch, P Aarbon, B Barber. Longest Drive - Men - No 2-11 O Eglinton, No 6-15 O Eglinton. Longest Drive - Ladies - No 2-10 S Murphy, No 3-12 Tamara Millar. NTP - Men - No 5-14 R Berry, No 9-19 Dallas Hill. NTP - Ladies - No 5-14 B Taylor, No 7-16 J Heard.

and Bill Berry. As for the rest of the field, we are able to report that Greg Sonntag scored 35 points, Murray Smith 34, Greg Anderson 34, Nick Mellow 33, Dean “Duck Sausage” Robinson 33, Jordan Wilson 33, Dean Trickett 32, Digby Addison 29 and Andrew Manuel 29. No Birdies were struck and only one man was good enough to lob a pill onto a green. That man was the mighty Muzz, Mr. Murray Smith himself, who claimed a brand new golf ball for his Nearest The Pin on the 8th. Since we sprayed for Cape weed and a host of other nasties, the fairways have begun to spring back to their verdant best, while the greens remain in spectacular nick. Five A Graders trooped off to Gawler Golf Club last Saturday to represent us in the Pennants bash The team from Clare burst out laughing when they noticed that we had not brought along our trump card, Bill Parkin. However, the Balaklava men walked calmly, purposefully into the Captain’s office, ignoring the Clare boys totally, because of course, they knew better. This fearless five fought ferociously all day and were well rewarded for their courage, crushing the highly fancied Clare crowd three matches to two. Ian Michael won 6/5, Tate Michael 3/2 and Leigh Durdin, in a very welcome return to his very best form, 2/1. With these runs on the board, both “Rotten Ron” Butter-

worth and el Presidente, Bill Lokan, were able to relax, both losing but only by one down apiece. Next weekend these hardy souls take aim at Kapunda as the Pennants continue.


Bill Berry won Wednesday’s stableford with 47 points. He was followed by Dene Newton 40, DonAnderson 36, John Curnow 31 and Dean Trickett 31. Today, November 4, starts at 9am sharp.


On Saturday, a small field of 14 played a par competition. Leaders were Dave Russell +7, R Heinze +5, B Schwartz +5, M Grasby (ball winners), followed by D Cooper +1, R Charman and A Noack square, R Pawlack -1, K Kluske -2, W Van Pelt -3, J Mitchell-B Zerna -4. D Nation -7. Nearest to Pin was A Noack. Birdies to D Russell, A Noack and J Mitchell with two. Twenty four players took part in Thursdays Stableford competition. Winner was Ian Ferguson with 42 from J Riley, D Cooper and E Manning 40, D Russell, D Nation 39, B Cooper, W Van Pelt, R Smith 38, R Heinze 37, K Kluske 36, I Rhode, J Bell 35, C Doudle 34, W Jackson, R Ahola 33, G Dahlitz, R Hahn, R Mortimer 31, A Noack 30 with the rest scoring in the twenties. Nearest to Pin was J Bell. Birdies to A Noack, W Van Pelt, I Rhode, E Manning and D Nation.

stanley Cricket Results of senior A grade cricket played on October 31

Lower North vs Brinkworth Match won by Brinkworth Lower North Batting T.McPharlin ct C.Handley b M.Wiech.... 18 S.Rowland ct P.Meyer b W.Goss............. 8 P.Chivel ct T.Weckert b P.Meyer............ 13 D.Hill ct A.Moller b P.Meyer................... 25 J.Mahoney b C.Hadley............................ 8 J.McPharlin ct & b C.Hadley.................... 9 C.Marshall ct W.Goss b P.Meyer............. 1 R.McPharlin b B.Pilkinton b P.Meyer....... 1 L.Simon Run Out..................................... 0 B.Michael Not Out................................... 2 J.Napper lbw W.Goss.............................. 5 Extras 7 Total 10/94 Brinkworth Bowling Bowler O M W R M.Wiech 9 3 1 19 W.Goss 7 1 2 12 B.Pilkinton 2 0 0 9 C.Krieg 3 0 0 14 P.Meyer 9 1 4 20 C.Handley 6 1 2 12 A.Davidson 1 0 0 4

Brinkworth Batting P.Meyer ct J.Mahoney b B.Michael....... 18 S.Krieg b B.Michael................................. 6 B.Stringer ct L.Simon b S.Rowland....... 12 C.Hadley ct J.Mahoney b J.Napper........11 A.Moler ct S.Rowland b B.Michael........ 37 T.Weckert ct P.Chivell b L.Simon........... 16 C.Krieg ct R.McPharlin b S.Rowland..... 16 M.Wiech ct J.McPharlin b C.Marshall...... 8 A.Davidson Not Out................................. 1 B.Pilkington b B.Michael.......................... 8 W.Goss Run Out B.Michael..................... 8 Extras 15 Total 10/156 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R C.Marshall 7 0 1 22 B.Michael 9 2 4 28 B.McPharlin 7 1 0 23 J.Napper 9 2 1 21 J.Rowland 9 0 2 39 L.Simon 4 0 1 13

Dublin Batting W.Bedell ct C.McIntyre.......................... 22 J.Cowell b D.Fabry................................ 18 S.McCrostie ct D.Coombe..................... 18 J.Rattray lbw C.McIntyre......................... 6 T.Nixon b C.McIntyre............................... 0 K.Dalgleish Run Out................................ 0 J.Marshall Not Out................................... 2 J.Dalgleish Not Out................................. 0 J.Haley...............................................DNB E.Pere................................................DNB Extras 45 Total 5/113 Long Plains Bowling Bowler O M W R J.Curnow 4 1 0 8 A.McArdle 2 1 0 2 D.Fabry 4 0 1 15 M.McIntyre 3 0 0 15 H.Hosking 2 0 0 9 C.McIntyre 4 1 3 10 D.Coombe 3 0 1 5 C.Lawe 2 2 0 0 B.Robinson 1 0 0 1

Results of senior A grade cricket played on October 31

Mallala vs Hamley bridge Match won by Mallala Mallala Batting M.Birchmore ct S.McCabe b T.Would . . 13 R.Montgomery lbw S.Gregory............... 54 W.Rudd ct S.McCabe b J.Schahinger... 23 A.Fisher Not Out...................................... 4 K.Curnow Not Out................................... 4 B.Martin..............................................DNB K.Jameson.........................................DNB B.Goudie............................................DNB J.Charnstrom......................................DNB R.Konzag............................................DNB B.Montgomery....................................DNB Extras 11 Total 3/109 Hamley Bridge Bowling Bowler O M W R L.Slok 4 1 0 24 A.Power 3 0 0 22 T.Would 3 0 1 12 A.McCabe 4 0 0 12 J.Schahinger 4 0 1 16 S.Gregory 2 0 1 11

Hamley Bridge Batting S.McCabe b B.Montgomery.................... 6 S.Gregory ct K.Curnow b B.Montgomery 15 J.Smith b B.Montgomery........................... 2 J.Schahinger ct B.Mongomery b K.Curnow 13 A.Martin st K.Curnow............................ 10 J.Eastwood Run Out B.Martin................. 1 S.Butler ct A.Fisher b B.Goudie............. 10 S.Ireland b M.Bichmore........................... 1 T.Would ct R.Montgomery b B.Goudie.... 5 L.Slok Not Out......................................... 5 A.Power Run Out B.Montgomery............ 1 Extras 3 Total 10/72 Mallala Bowling Bowler O M W R B.Mongomery 4 0 3 16 A.Fischer 2 0 0 5 M.Birchmore 3 0 1 10 R.Montgomery 4 0 0 16 K.Curnow 4 0 2 14 B.Goudie 1 0 2 6 J.Charnstrom .5 0 0 2

Results of U/16 grade cricket played on October 31

Mallala vs Dublin Match won by Mallala Mallala Batting Birchmore ct Rattray b Bedell................ 40 Suetec ct & b Cowell............................... 1 Charnstrom lbw Konzag........................ 16 Ghatavra lbw Konzag.............................. 3 Martin b Bruggemann............................ 21 Goudie ct Rattray b Konzag.................... 0 Dunstan b Bedell..................................... 1 Pritchard Not Out..................................... 4 Curnow Not Out....................................... 0 Savill...................................................DNB Castanell............................................DNB Extras 13 Total 7/99 Dublin Bowling Bowler O M W R M.Avery 5 0 0 24 J.Cowell 5 0 1 11 S.McCrostie 1 0 0 13 W.Bedell 5 0 2 12 R.Konzag 4 0 3 5 J.Marshall 2 0 0 4 J.Hayley 2 0 0 10 L.Bruggemann 1 0 1 4

Dublin Batting W.Bedell lbw b Charnstrom..................... 1 J.Cowell b Birchmore.............................. 1 M.Avery b Charstrom............................... 0 S.McCrostie lbw Birchmore..................... 4 Bruggemann ct Martin b Svetec............ 16 Rattray lbw Svetec.................................. 4 J.Marshall b Goudie................................ 3 Nickson lbw Svetec................................. 0 R.Konzag Not Out................................... 0 J.Hayley lbw Goudie................................ 0 Extras 2 Total 9/31 Mallala Bowling Bowler O M W R J.Charnstrom 5 3 2 4 J.Birchmore 5 1 2 10 R.Svetec 4 0 3 12 N.Goudie 3.4 1 2 3

stanley Cricket Results of junior division one cricket played on October 31

Lower North vs clare

Results of senior B grade cricket played on October 31

Lower North vs Sevenhill Match won by Sevenhill Sevenhill Batting M.Smith ct & b A.Smith.......................... 17 C.Faulkner b M.Angel............................ 19 B.Hennessey ct K.Michalanney b T.Shepherd............................................ 12 D.Smith Not Out.................................... 73 D.Kogsis ct & b S.Williams.................... 36 R.Hodgson b L.Wright............................. 4 R.Barp Not Out........................................ 6 Extras 19 Total 5/190 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R L.Wright 8 0 1 36 A.Smith 8 2 1 36 M.Angel 8 0 1 22 T.Shepherd 2 0 1 20 L.Michael 7 0 0 35 S.Williams 7 0 1 31

Match won by Dublin Long Plains Batting A.McArdle ct J.Rattray b J.Cowell........... 5 D.Fabry ct J.Rattray b J.Cowell............... 6 J.Curnow b J.Cowell................................ 2 G.McArdle Run Out................................. 5 M.McIntyre b J.Marshall........................ 14 C.McIntyre b S.McCrostie....................... 6 D.Coombe b J.Marshall........................... 0 H.Hosking ct J.Marshall b S.McCrostie... 0 B.Robinson ct J.Marshall b J.Rattray...... 1 C.Lawe b D.Dalgleish.............................. 0 N.Curnow Not Out................................... 2 Extras 9 Total 10/54 Dublin Bowling Bowler O M W R W.Bedell 5 0 0 14 J.Cowell 5 2 3 10 S.McCrostie 2 0 2 7 J.Marshall 2 0 2 6 J.Rattray 1 0 1 1 J.Dalgleish 1.5 0 1 1

Lower North Batting T.Moulds ct M.Smith b D.Smith............... 4 K.Michalanney ct M.Smith b D.Smith.... 12 S.Williams ct D.Cox b C.Pawelski......... 38 L.Michael b D.Smith................................ 7 A.Smith ct ? b B.Hennessy.................... 32 M.Fiegert ct M.Smith C.Pawelski.......... 33 L.Wright ct ? B.Hennessy........................ 0 M.Angel b B.Hennessy.......................... 17 T.Williams Not Out................................... 4 T.Shepherd ct ? b C.Pawelski............... 12 B.Harkness b D.Smith............................. 0 Extras 26 Total 10/177 Sevenhill Bowling Bowler O M W R W.Smith 8 0 0 30 D.Kocsis 2 0 0 9 D.Smith 7.3 0 4 36 C.Pawelski 5 0 3 28 R.Hodgson 5 0 0 22 B.Hennessy 8 0 3 38

Match won by lower north Lower North Batting S.Rowland ct M.Bennie b P.Hill............... 7 C.McPharlin b C.Giles............................. 0 T.Shepherd ct P.Von Haymanek b L.Dunstan.............................................. 20 L.Guy b C.Giles....................................... 5 T.Williams ct H.Calaby b L.Dunstan...... 15 B.Harkness ct N.Rowe b A.Davidson.... 21 R.McDonald ct T.Forrest b A.Davidson.... 0 D.Butterfield RUN OUT......................... 12 J.McBride ct P.Hill b C.Napper...............11 J.Butterfield ct N.Rowe b A.Davidson...... 0 B.Freebairn not out.................................. 0 Extras 12 Total 10/103 Clare Bowling Bowler O M W R C.Giles 6 - 2 20 P.Hill 6 2 1 14 L.Dunstan 8 3 2 18 M.Bennie 6 1 - 23 A.Davidson 4 1 3 9 P.Von Heymanek 2 - - 14 C.Napper 1 - 1 2

Clare Batting C.Giles b S.Rowland............................. 23 A.Davidson ct J.McBride b S.Rowland.. 12 L.Dunstan b C.McPharlin........................ 2 P.Hill ct T.Williams b C.McPharlin............ 7 P.Von Heymanek b C.McPharlin.............. 4 C.Napper ct L.Guy b C.McPharlin........... 0 S.Garrard ct L.Guy b B.Freebairn........... 1 N.Rowe b J.Butterfield............................. 5 H.Dreckow ct J.McBride b B.Freebairn... 1 H.Calaby NOT OUT................................. 1 T.Forrest NOT OUT................................. 3 Extras 16 Total 9/75 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R L.Guy 5 1 - 7 T.Shepherd 4 1 - 6 B.Harkness 3 - - 9 J.McBride 6 - - 19 S.Rowland 7 1 2 12 C.McPharlin 6 2 4 8 J.Butterfield 3 1 1 5 B.Freebairn 4 2 2 3 R.McDonald 2 1 - 2


Plains Producer, Wednesday November 4, 2009

SPORT v Basketball

This week’s games will show who’s hot and who’s not Dribbler couldn’t wait for Friday night as the weather was almost perfect for basketball on the Adelaide Plains. It was warm and there was only a hint of a breeze. Dribbler felt that he was ready to play well. I don’t think he was alone, as it seemed that there were plenty of others thinking the same. Meercats’ Connor Williams and Beau Traill thought they had done it and beaten Redlegs, when Craig Price did it again and pulled a shot out of somewhere to draw the game. ‘He can’t keep it up’ is the opinion of Dribbler, but I think he can. The real test – not of Craig, but his team – will come when they play the Young Guns. They have more depth and with the silky skills and ‘smarts’ of Leigh Wright things will be different. He, along with energetic Derek Friedrichs and Aaron Williams, showed the Swaggies they need to practice if there is any

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chance for them this year. Bulldogs were ‘hot’ too with Jonathon Brice showing he is a player to watch. Simon Nankivell put in another good game, but Dribbler reckons he has game winning potential. We’ll find out this week who’s hot as these teams play each other. I think the Young Guns will take the honours while Dribbler is definite that Bulldogs have it in the bag. The women gave us something to watch when Longies took on the young Hamley girls. However, it looks like they both need to practise their shooting. Dribbler began counting their misses but gave up. If they had dropped, the scores would have been nearer the hundred mark than the twenties.

Obviously the pressure of the contest brought each of them undone. Hopefully they will learn from this and show us next time. I don’t know if Joseph Gregory will learn from his tumble, but I hear he will be playing this week as well as umpiring. Not for Hamley – they only have a girl’s team. I hear his triple roll was quite amazing as well as hilarious to onlookers. Hamley will have it hard again this week as they play Lightning. Lightning is young and fast with Jenna Koch in fine form. With Alexandra Wilson getting taller each week, I think she will hold out her counterpart in Alison ‘arms’ Schahinger to bring the Hamley girls’ good run to a halt. How can a team play

Adelaide Plains

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men’s division

Div 1 Women

Bulldogs 45 (J.Brice 17, S.Nankivell 10, J.Cmrlec 6) def Eagles 36 (P.Kowalick 10, D.Smith 8, M.Taylor 8). Redlegs 38 (C.Price 17, D.Hill 7, S.McGuiness 5) drew Meercats 38 (C.Williams 13, B.Traill 10, N.Pengelly 5). Hawks 48 (S.Noack 11, J.Vater 9, S.Goodfellow 8) def Longies 15 (C.Olsen 6, B.Barnes 4, J.Barnes 3). Sonics 60 (D.Yates 18, J.Walker 10, B.Michael 10) def Owen 24 (J.Smith 9, B.Moreton 6, P.Clark 5). Young Guns 35 (D.Friedrichs 11, L.Wright 8, A.Williams 6) def Swaggies 21 (J.McArdle 9, A.McDonnell 6, R.Sharer 6).

Lightning 44 (J.Koch 12, L.Michael 8, A.Wilson 6) def Redlegs 17 (J.Smith 6, A.Smith 3, N .Bryan 2). Hamley Bridge 25 (K.Smith 6, H.Clark 4, L.Read 4) def Long Plains 20 (K.Blackwell 6, J.Fiebig 6, C.Fiebig 5). Bulldogs 41 (K.Williams 24, N .Healey 6, S.Young 5) def Owen 31 (S.Wilson 16, B.Wedding 7, E.Fry 3).

division 1 Boys Mavericks 44 (J.Henderson 14, L.Williams 11, P.McMillian 9) def Bulldogs 24 (T.Lawson 6, J.Sharman 6, C.Ruiz 4). Broncos 46 (R.McPharlin 18, L.Guy 10, T.Shepherd 10) def Owen 23 (B.Merry 6).

division 2 Boys Bulldogs 59 (J.Appleby 12, J.Zilm 12, T.Williams 11) def Long Plains 0. Bulls 39 (C.McPharlin 14, J.Butterfield 13, B.Krieg 12) def Owen 25 (M.Woollatt 10, R.Konzag 6, L.Hobbs 5).

division 3 Boys Bulldogs 28 (B.Taylor 14, T.Nottle 8, W.Angel 4) def Pistons 20 (J.Butterfield 8, Z.Scholz 6, J.Michael 6). Owen 57 (J.Dunstan 14, R.Lloyd 12, J.Harkness 9) def Bullets 14 (D.Mumford 4, C.Arbon 4, T.Scholz 4).

Division 2 Women Cats 18 (S.Mugge 6, N .Andriske 6, L.Mugge 4) def Storm 8 (H.Simmonds 3, A.Hill 2, C.Barlow 2). Redlegs 22 (K.Harrison 8, D.Slok 6, H.Karsten 2) def Owen 11 (A.Warner 4, N .Graham 2, J.Parker).

Division 1 Girls Redlegs 55 (T.Nottle 16, K.Cmrlec 15, K.Hoepner 10) def Storm 20 (R.Mallon 8, R.McPharlin 6, T.Lawson 4). Owen 58 (B.Wedding 26, K.Graham 22, A.Marsden 4) def Long Plains 15 (K.Taylor 6, S.Peters 3, K.Smith 2).

Division 2 Girls Redlegs 33 (H.Hoepner 8, C.Moulds 7, N .Greenshields 4) def Pacers 26 (C.Guy 12, C.Williams 8, A.Michael 6). Bulldogs 23 (D.Hosking 11, C.Pringle 4, S.Watts 4) def Owen 16 (M.Merry 5, H.Sellar 4, L.Donselar). Suns 20 (A.Davey 8, B.Koch 4, S.Tiller 4) def Spurs 13 (T.White 8, T.Renshaw 4, E.Mahony 1).

division 4 Boys

Division 3 Girls

Bulldogs 32 (S.Carslake 10, W.Dixon 10, T.Moulds 8) def Long Plains 15 (M.Catford 6, T.Robertson 4, N .McArdle 3). Sonics 32 (A.Lawless 14, T.Lane 8, B.Davey) def Spurs 21 (S.Michael 18, T.Lamond 3).

The Breezers 28 (K.Wedding 14, R.Dunstan 10, T.Harkness 4) def Falcon 13 (L.Tiller 12, A.Langdon 1). Nuggets 28 (K.Gregory 12, L.McPharlin 8, S.Heaslip 4) def Rowans 10 (G.McArdle 7, M.Bennett 2, T.Sheridan 1).

and not score? Those of you who saw the game between Long Plains and Bulldogs will know. I could understand it if they played a zone, but they are not allowed in division two games. The Doggies boys must have thought all their Christmases had come at once with three lads; Joshua Appleby, Jesse Zilm and Tyler Williams all scoring over 10 points. Let’s hope the Longies lads have the courage and determination to learn from this and do better next time. The division two girls is a much closer competition with close exciting games between all teams this week. Ciara Guy and Danielle Hosking put in great games for their teams. Young Natasha Greenshields was unfazed by the older girls, helping her team to a tough win over the Pacers. Dribbler reckons he saw Grandma getting excited. He also got excited in the game between the Doggies and Pistons in division three boys. He thought the Pistons would get there in this one, but Brandon Taylor and Tait Nottle for the Doggies had other ideas. He reckons though that Will Angel’s game helped make the difference and could be going to catch up to the tenacity and brilliance of his mother and sister. I watched the game between Owen and Bullets. The Bullets tried hard and deserved to get a higher score, but those Owen boys are really good. I am sure Jarrad Dunstan’s Dad would have been proud of his efforts. He, along with Ryan Lloyd and Josh Harkness, made it too hard for the Bullet boys. The premiership table is out and the early leaders were fairly predictable. However Dribbler tells me that some teams are gathering recruits and things could be different when next it shows up. I always think that early form is easily lost and what makes it in the end is practise and team work. Teams that like playing together always do better than those who only think of results and how many shots they got in. This week should be good weather again, and with a number of good clashes it should be a good night for mum and dad, granny and pop to show up to see their talented and keen kids play. I’ll certainly be there!

JOSHUA Vater, Auburn Hawks pulls off a lay up during the men’s game against Longies on Friday night.

ABOVE LEFT: Bulldog Nicola Bryan dribbles around Balaklava’s Kirsty McArdle during the women’s game. ABOVE: Elly Pratt, Cats looks for options in the ring in the women’s division two game. LEFT: Bradey Krieg and Dylan Bigg check out the action on Friday night. Adelaide Plains Basketball Association

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First game playing for Long Plains Hobbies other than basketball? Golf If you won $20 million in Lotto, what would you do? Get a golf cart, buy a house and a car If you were going to a desert island, name three things you would take with you? My phone, food and drink Favourite movie/TV show: Two and a half Men

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sport v District


L o n g ie s m ixe s it u p ! n LEFT: Nick Algar intercepts a pass to Nathan Parker during mixed netball at Long Plains on Tuesday night. n BELOW: Emma Parker looks to pass. n RIGHT: Josh Tynan looks ready to take possession.

Basketball n LEFT: Stacey Mugge, Cats shoots during her division two women’s game. n BELOW: Bulldogs’ Dylan Smith dribbles around Bulldog rival James Barr during the men’s game.

n Louise Faulkner passes over Bek Stodart.

En d o f s u p e r t r u c k s e r a

n ACTION from Mallala Motorsport Park on Saturday – ABOVE: Darryl Crouch ran fifth in the HQ race. RIGHT: Peter Hewat drives for the Skitzo Race Team in the co-drivers race.



BALAKLAVA – Division 1: Balaklava v Riverton at Riverton. Cars: Seconds. B Oslen, O Chapman, A Chivell, T Clifford (sk). G Palmer, K McPharlin, D Lamond, P Thompson (sk). A Northcott, J Roberts, R McPharlin, B Taylor (sk). Division 2: Balaklava White v Port Wakefield Gold at Port Wakefield. Cars: Seconds. H Hebisch, L Barr, M Olsen (?), M Olsen (sk). L Day, C Stewart, Z Guy, J Olsen (sk). L Braddock, B Moffat, J Milton, C Milton (sk). Balaklava Blue v Hamley Red at Balaklava. J McPharlin, D Anderson, C Welke, P McPharlin (sk). R May, J Lee, K Catford, R Barr (sk). R Fitzpatrick, R Greenshields, L Harkness, K Harkness (sk). Balaklava Red v Owen at Owen. Cars: Thirds. T Whittaker, NSampson, D Beare, C Cowan (sk). M Whittaker, A Barr, B Philp, D Whittaker (sk). K Cottle, R McDonald, L Zerk, R Hillman (sk). Bar: D Anderson, K Catford, S Cowan. OWEN – Division 1: Owen v Mallala at Owen. D Brown, 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). Division 2: Owen v Balaklava at Owen. A Wandel, D Hartwell, K Gould, P Sullivan (sk). P McIntyre, W Hodgetts, D Greer, L Beaty (sk), J Robinson, C Hocking, L Hean, I Freebairn (sk). Reserves from A Tiller, J Marshman.


Mid week Pennant results from Wednesday October 28. Clare Blue 39 (8) J Bradbury 14, R Wurst 25 d Clare Red 35 (2) R Howes 20, K Clarke 15. Clare White 35 (8) R Brandt 12, T Morris 23 d Snowtown 34 (2) K Kreig 24, R Brand 10. Burra 40 (10) C Boston 19, R Taylor 21 d Spalding 35 (0) G Goodridge 18, P Goodridge 17. Blyth 74 (12) R Kennett 41, L Madner 33 d Brinkworth 12 (0) J Ross 1, M McElvanney 11. Balaklava bye Premiership table Blyth 18 Snowtown 12 Burra 12 Spalding 10 Balaklava 8 Clare White 8 Clare Blue 8 Clare Red 4 Brinkworth 0

71.15 52.00 50.34 50.00 60.98 50.72 49.66 42.95 26.06


Match results, Thursday October 29. Round Four Burra Gold 20 (D Broderick 9, K Maidment 11) lst Auburn Red 49 (M Parkinson 25, M Mount 24). Burra Green 36 (H Stockman 23, D Day 13) def Auburn Black 32 (S Hean 11, H Williams 21). Robertstown Green 36 (S Kimpton 17, Mike Colbey 19) lst Riverton Blue 37 (M Keast 19, J Schroeder 18). Robertstown Gold 34.5 (L Mosey 10.5, C Ruediger 24) lst Riverton Green 40 (J Przibilla 19, S Litchfield 21). Saddleworth Gold 40 (C Reed 24, C Haydon 16) def Mintaro 25 (W Folks 10, S Ettridge 15). Saddleworth Blue 41 (B Schoenberg 24, R Richardson 17) def Riverton Black 21 (M Prime 8, S Willmott 13). Spalding 30.5 (R Tohl 20, G Cruse 10.5) def Hallett 24.75 (R Jaquet 12, D Kealy 12.75). Tarlee 48 (J Rhode 19, S Molineux 29) def Burra Red 26 (K Lomman 19, L Sutton 7). Watervale 35 (J Ackland 18, P Walshaw 17) lst Booborowie 37 (M White 23, M Baldock 14). Premiership Table Round Four Side Points Shots Auburn Red 26 51 Burra Green 26 40 Riverton Green 24 22.5 Robertstn Green 22 48 Saddlewth Blue 20 33 Burra Red 19 (13) Robertstn Gold 18 14.5 Saddlewth Gold 18 10 Riverton Blue 18 1 Tarlee 17 10 Booborowie 14 (5) Spalding 12 (5.25) Auburn Black 12 (16) Burra Gold 12 (30) Watervale 10 (21) Mintaro 8 (39) Hallett 8 (40.75) Riverton Black 4 (60)

SPORT v Bowls

Hamley Bridge maintains lead in division one Hot conditions tested bowlers last weekend and yet, at the same time, some close results were still recorded. Hamley Bridge maintained their lead in Division One despite having only one rink up in their win against Mallala. Riverton secured their first win for the season with an 18 shot victory over Owen. The final Division One match saw Balaklava easily account for Wasleys. Last weekend’s results now sees Hamley Bridge leading on 40 points (with the bye to come this weekend) with Balaklava, Mallala and Owen all on 28 points. Riverton is eight points behind this group with both Port Wakefield and Wasleys a further eight points behind. Based on the current standings, this weekend’s matches will be watched

By John Glistak WWBA secretary with interest. Riverton hosts Balaklava in one of these crucial matches. Balaklava has had good form in recent matches, while Riverton is steadily improving. Despite Riverton having had an advantage over Balaklava in a number of recent clashes, a tight match is expected with Balaklava likely to have the edge at this stage of the season. Mallala travels to Owen with both sides on equal points. Home green advantage is likely to bolster Owen’s chances in another clash that may not be decided until the latter stages of the match. The final match sees equal cellar dwellers in action.

As this match is being played at Port Wakefield, the home side should take the points. Division One: 31 October 2009 – Hamley Bridge 81(8) (A. O’Brien 22, D. Rex 20, B. Smith 39) def. Mallala 63(4) (K. Roberts 23, J. Evans 25, P. Furst 15); Riverton 76(10) (M. Griffiths 18, N. Rogers 31, B. Mullins 27) def. Owen 58(2) (G. Harkness 19, B. Parker 20, N. Harkness 19); Balaklava 97(12) (T. Clifford 41, B. Taylor 25, P. Thompson 31) def. Wasleys 42(0) (R. Bowman 13, L. Ryan 16, D. Olive 13). Division One Standings – Hamley Bridge 40(65); Balaklava 28(64); Mallala 28(2); Owen 28(-4); Riverton 20(11); Port Wakefield 12(-54); Wasleys 12(-64). Division One:November 7 – Riverton vs Balaklava, Owen vs Mallala, Port Wakefield vs Wasleys, Hamley Bridge bye.

Premiership Table Owen 36 Mallala White 34 Port Wakefield 31 Mallala Black 25 Hamley Bridge 24 Two Wells Red 18 Balaklava Green 14 Balaklava Gold 14 Balaklava Red 12

+69 +39 +20 +20 +12 -18 -36 -65 -39

BEN Bowman lines up for Wasleys. The young bowler was selected to play in the recent Schroeder Shield, held at Encounter Bay on Sunday October 25, in a country versus city competition.

And then there was one… Division 2

Only one division two side remains undefeated after three rounds of matches. Riverton White leads the competition by five points following their hard fought win over Wasleys. Elsewhere, Mallala White recorded their first loss for the season at the hands of Hamley Red. The closest match saw Balaklava Red emerge victors over Hamley White by one shot with only one rink up on the day. Not far behind was Tarlee’s narrow two shot victory over Port Wakefield Gold.

Other winners in division two, last Saturday, were Mallala Black, Port Wakefield Blue and Balaklava White. Only eight points separates the tenth placed side from second position and therefore most matches this weekend will have an impact on competition standings. While Riverton White, on present form is favoured to win, any match against a sister side is always fraught with danger. This weekend’s clash is no exception. Hamley Red has a challenging match against Balaklava Blue where the side that adapts to the green quickest will emerge victorious at the end of the day.

WASLEYS division one bowler Kickers Kieboon sends one down on the Wasleys green on Saturday.


Owen 56 d Two Wells Red 38. G Wandel 25 d S Hinckley 6, H Hocking 17 d B Molloy 12, M Gameau 20 d B Harkness 14. Mallala Black 49 d Mallala White 42. B Roney 18 d C King 15, M Marshman 17 d J Curnow 16, Y Curnow 15 d R Jenkin 10. Balaklava Red 58 d Port Wakefield 56, B McQuire 24 d S Welke 16, K Catford 21 d H Brown 13, L Harkness 21 d M Hayes 19. Two Wells White 66 d Balaklava Green 44. S Underwood 26 d J Milton 10, M Maylin 27 d L Barr 10, B Philp 24, Marlene Burford 13.

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Mallala White and Tarlee sit equal third on points and so their clash will be watched with interest. With only one side in the competition, Tarlee has a much stronger contingent of players this season but will they be able to match Mallala White at Mallala? Hamley White and Port Wakefield Blue are likely to have a tough battle with perhaps home green advantage being the deciding factor on this occasion. Owen is always difficult to beat at home, and will be endeavouring to return to the winner’s circle at expense of Balaklava Red. Balaklava White and Mallala Black are tipped to win in the remaining Division Two matches for the weekend. Division Two: 31 October 2009 – Balaklava Red 79(8) (C. Cowan 22, K. Cottle 28, R. Hillman 29) def. Hamley White 78(4) (L. Stott 27, A. Fyfe 31, I. Parr 20); Mallala Black 108(12) (M. King 23, K. McDonald 41, G. Donlon 44) def. Owen 31(0) (L. Beaty 12, P. Sullivan 9, I. Freebairn 10); Riverton White 69(10) (R. Hannaford 28, J. Glistak 24, P. Kelly 17) def. Wasleys 55(2) (R. Modra 12, J. McDonnell 23, S. Edlington 20); Port Wakefield Blue 90(12) (A. Williams 30, P. Fontaine 27, R. McGregor 33) def. Balaklava Blue 49(0) (R. Barr 23, K. Harkness 18, P. McPharlin 8); Tarlee 77(10) (I. Rohde 18, D. Branson 32, F. Gorey 27) def. Port Wakefield Gold 75(2) (A. Carslake 29, T. Sharman 23, T. Jones 23); Hamley Red 77(10) (D. French 26, J. Bell 28, S. Schilling 23) def. Mallala White 61(2) (B. Smith 21, G. Forrest 15, J. Curnow 25); Balaklava White 87(10) (M. Olsen 28, J. Olsen 21, C. Milton 38) def. Riverton Black 68(2) (R. Schulz 21, B. Prime 26, P. Gates 21). Division Two Standings –Riverton White 39(57); Hamley Red 34(57); Mallala White 32(9); Tarlee 32(4); Balaklava White 30(12); Port Wakefield Blue 28(34); Balaklava Red 28(15); Hamley White 26(34); Balaklava Blue 26(18); Owen 19(-55); Mallala Black 18(18); Port Wakefield Gold 14(-3); Wasleys 6(-96); Riverton Black 4(-104). Division Two:November 7 – Balaklava Blue vs Hamley Red, Mallala White vs Tarlee, Port Wakefield Gold vs Balaklava White, Riverton Black vs Riverton White, Hamley White vs Port Wakefield Blue, Owen vs Balaklava Red, Wasleys vs Mallala Black.

Plains Producer, Wednesday November 4, 2009

sport v Tennis



N igh t te n n is ac t io n


DALKEY 17-122 def OWEN/GRACE PLAINS 7-83. Sonia Angus def Stacey Bell 6-3. Leonie Selleck lost to Sally Fritz 7-6. Courtney Daniel lost to Yvonne Bell 6-2.Chris Daniel lost to Joanne Humphrys 6-0. Kathy Harkness lost to Penny Barnett 6-3. Amy Jordan lost to Cassandra Bell 6-0. George Gregory def Adam Pratt 6-3. Richard Gregory def Daniel Pratt 6-2. Louis Surace lost to Robert Lloyd 6-1. Samuel Wedding def Clinton Tiller 6-1. Lyall Haynes def Darryl Barkla 6-1. Joseph Gregory lost to Craig Soweby 6-0. LONG PLAINS 15-125 def NANTAWARRA 9-107. Rebecca Pym def Kirsty Williams 6-3. Mary-Jane McArdle def Tammy Nicholls 6-2. Tammie Menzel def Symmon Hutton 6-3. Emma Laintoll def Sacha Tiller 6-3. Kirstyn Rundle lost to Cheryl Appleby 6-0. Shae Walker lost to Alison Baum 6-4. Mark Pym def Travis Nicholls 6-4. Peter Pym def Wade Taylor 7-5. Ben Pym def Darren Woodroofe 6-4. Karl Algar def Ashley Kries 6-1. Nick Algar lost to Joshua Appleby 6-3. Paul Sharer def Abbie Tiller 6-2


DIVISION 1: Owen 6-36 def. Hamley Bridge 0-1. Robert Lloyd def Joanne Humphrys 6-1, Kieren Robinson def Cassandra Bell 6-0, Charles Fry def Jim Redden 6-0, Daniel Brewster def Claire Humphrys 6-0. Balaklava Green 5-35 def. Mallala 1-22. Dylan Fahey def Douglas Howard 6-3, Ben Heaslip def Josh Watson 6-3, Callum Michael def Hannah Jenkin 6-1, Jordan Taylor lost to Trent Graham 5-6. Balaklava Gold 5-35 def. Long Plains 1-14, Tate Michael lost to Ross Sharer 5-6, Kate Cmrlec def Carissa Daniel 6-1, Luke Williams def Nick Curnow 6-1, Casey Michael def Cory Sharer 6-1. DIVISION 2: Balaklava Gold def. Hamley Bridge on forfeit. Mallala 4-29 def. Long Plains 2-24. Laura Jarmyn lost to Riley Curnow 0-6, Brooke Wilson def Amy Daniel 6-5, Mark Jenkin def Taylor Fabry 6-0, Edward Parsons lost to Hollie Speyer 5-6. Balaklava Green 4-34 def. Two Wells 2-18 Sam VanKleef def Shannen Weir 6-5, Josh Appleby def Jamee Seccafien 6-0, Ethan May lost to Tegan Breen 5-6, Hannah Hoepner def Renee Seccafien 6-0. DIVISION 3: Long Plains 3-23 def. Mallala 3-22. Amy Barr def Jackson Furst 6-3, Jessica Daniel def Lachlan Strudwicke 6-1, Mary Hosking lost to Alex Howard 0-6, Angie Barr lost to Dylan Ferris 4-6. Two Wells 6-36 def. Hamley Bridge 0-14. Matthew Lange def Leon Raether 6-0, Jamie Humphrys def Amy Humphrys 6-5, Maddy Seccafien def Daniel Gregory 6-0, Rachel Hatch def Tyler Powell 6-3. Balaklava Green 4-34 def. Balaklava Gold 2-23, Henry Lane lost to Jake Michael 5-6, Dillon Michael def Zac Scholz 6-1, Taylar Durdin lost to Gemma Freebairn 5-6, Ashleigh Williams def Tash Greenshields 6-2. DIVISION 4: Balaklava White 4-30 def. Two Wells 2-17. Kristy Selleck def Macey Briscoe 6-1, Julius Rohrlach lost to Natisha Eastman 4-6, Tom Lane def Tarsha Briscoe 6-1, Lori Allen lost to Monica Baker 2-6. Balaklava Green 2-21 lost to Balaklava Gold 4-32. Tenneal White lost to Daniel Mumford 6-5, Tyson Lamond lost to Todd Scholz 6-1, Toby Michael def Sarah Heaslip 6-3, Kirrily While def Bille West 6-5. DIVISION 1 POINTS % OWEN 4 100.00 BALAKLAVA GREEN 4 83.33 MALLALA 2 41.67 BALAKLAVA GOLD 2 41.67 LONG PLAINS 0 25.00 HAMLEY BRIDGE 0 8.33 DIVISION 2 BALAKLAVA GOLD 4 85.71 MALLALA 4 66.67 TWO WELLS 2 50.00 BALAKLAVA GREEN 2 41.67 LONG PLAINS 0 33.33 HAMLEY BRIDGE 0 28.57 DIVISION 3 TWO WELLS 4 100.00 BALAKLAVA GREEN 4 83.33 BALAKLAVA GOLD 4 66.67 LONG PLAINS 2 25.00 MALLALA 2 25.00 OWEN 0 0.00 HAMLEY BRIDGE 0 0.00


BALAKLAVA 23-141 def WATERVALE 1-42. Melissa Moulds def Ashlee Aworth 6-0. Helen Barry def Nicole Faulkner 6-1. Pauline Hill def Frankie Sandow 6-1. Shaz Pike lost to Caroline Sandow 6-3. Angela Battle def Jenny Faulkner 6-2. Shelley Lamond def Bec Long 6-0. Derek Freidrichs def Spencer Budarick 6-2. Phil Barry def Matt Parish 6-0. Scott McDonald def Kevin Mitchell 6-2. Andrew Michael def Todd Bishop 6-0. Andrew Lane def David Long 6-1. Andrew Holland def Aaron Hopgood 6-3. Balaklava reports A warm day greeted the Balaklava senior players as they hosted Watervale, with the visitors missing key players. The mixed doubles saw a clean sweep to the home team, but with some close sets. Pauline Hill and Scott McDonald scraped through for a 6-4 win over Frankie Sandow and Kevin Mitchell. Phil and Helen Barry sealed their win with a smooch, with the other pairs not following suit! The ladies top singles saw Melissa Moulds continue from last week on her ruthless streak winning a dak dropper, as did the ‘bump’, Shelley Lamond sitting at the other end of the ladies side. Helen Barry, Angela Battle and Pauline also had good wins, while poor Shaz Pike came second to Caroline Sandow. The men had a clean sweep with Mr Fabulous Phil Barry and one of the ‘three tenors, um Andrews’ (in Michael) also winning dak droppers. Andrew Lane dropped a game in his singles, the other Andrew, in Holland, winning in his debut match for Balak. Derek Freidrichs and Scott had identical winning scores of 6-2 but were both made to work for their wins. The fat lady had sung by the straight doubles stage, with Shaz feeling decidedly downcast at being the only one to have dropped a set! She set out to fix that with partner Pauline, trying to accidentally mess up a few shots, but it didn’t work, as Pauline was on a mission to finish on a three set winning note! They pulled through to win a long 6-4 in a good set. Melissa and Helen were too strong in their doubles, as were Angela and Shelley. Top men Derek and Phil were pushed in their win over Spencer Budarick and the other Mr M Parish, being Matt, 6-3. Well done to all three set winners, and to Shaz winning two! Final score Balaklava 23-141 defeated Watervale 1-42 Next week the senior team is off to face the very strong Clare side on yet another forecast hot day…

ABOVE: Adam Pratt, division one Mastiffs slices a backhand. RIGHT: Robert Lloyd, division one Pugs prepares to serve.

NICOLE Parker is settling in well in her first season of night tennis. She is pictured here hitting a forehand during her division two match.

Night tennis

The insects were out in full force with some players saying they were the excuse for their interesting swatting style shots! Luckily no-one swallowed any, although that could’ve been the only way to stop some players from talking! Marty Brice, led his Mastiffs to a narrow victory yet again, this time scraping through by four games to defeat Pauline Hill’s much improved Pugs 3-26 to 3-22. The first two sets went 5-3 apiece, with the Pugs sneaking the next two, in another 5-3 and a thrilling tiebreaker. These wins sent the Pugs into shock as they have hardly won a set in their first two matches! Pugs’ Tania Allen played a winning tramline shot past Adam, with a quiet ‘gotcha’ coming from Tania! Di Taylor and opponent Tania were feeling like pawns in their set as their respective partners Adam and Robert Lloyd had a slogfest, with the girls too scared to attempt playing the hard shots! It was down to the ‘straight’ doubles, and once again, Mr Stats Marty gave the team a pep talk, and with Marty’s words haunting them, the players played their hearts out, taking the last two sets. Di Taylor and Cherie Cmrlec won a very tight tiebreaker over Pauline and Tania, which was Pauline and Di’s second one! Top Mastiff Adam had the ball on a string in his set with Marty, and belted winners around all corners of the court with opponents Geoff Gardner and Robert hoping for some divine intervention! Apparently Julie thinks the team name should be changed from Mastiffs to the Beagles, more befitting to Marty! Mmm.. Chris Curnow’s Beagles also won a thriller by the barest of margins 3-26 to 3-25 over Andrew Lane’s Boxers. The first two sets were both tiebreakers, ending one each, while the next two were 6-2s also ending one each. Things were tense heading into the last two knowing it could go any way. Andrew and fillin Helen Barry won a long tiebreaker over Chris and Darren Scholz, while Boxers Helen Durdin and Josie Thompson came second in a tight 5-3 to Tanya Greenshields and Joyful Ryan. The one extra game won by Chris and Darren was enough with the Boxers distraught after that loss. Boxers Ray Bennett has succumbed to injury and with the metho not working, his hammy injury is looking doubtful! Well done to all players in this high quality match. The final division one match wasn’t quite as close as the other two, with Scott McDonald’s Terriers defeating Marie Heaslip’s Spaniels 4-31 to 2-18. Spaniels stalwart Don Veitch and his much younger partner Lisa Redpath had a great 5-3 win over Scott and Leonie Selleck. However the newly weds Nick and Tammy Durdin (DBS) played well together to defeat Marie and young gun Nathan Greenshields. But it was the middle two sets that saw the demise of the Spaniels, with Scott and Tammy winning a close 5-3, and Nick and Leonie having a big win over Nathan and Lisa. Luckily it wasn’t a dak droper though! It wasn’t over yet, but it was looking tough for the Spaniels. Don led his protege Nathan to a good 5-3 win over the lunging duo of Scott and Nick, so it was up to the girls. However Tammy and Leonie were just too strong for Marie and Lisa, but there were some great shots played. Not many rallies though as Marie doesn’t like them! Good to see Don and Scott be consistent with every one of their sets being 5-3! The division two matches were all close with Bec Houston’s Setters having some up and down sets to scrape through to defeat Suzy McDonald’s Whippets 3-25 to 3-24. The Whippets started well winning the first two sets, including a tiebreaker win to Nicole Parker and Shaun Northcott over Bec and Peter Rohrlach. Suzy and Michelle Williams had a comfortable win over Jarek Flight and Kevyna Gardner, so things were looking good! But they relaxed too much, and the Setters pounced, taking the next two in even easier fashion, and now leading on games. Bec played a true captain’s set with Jarek to beat Nicole and Suzy in a tight 5-3. Michelle and Shaun had a good win hoping their 6-2 would be enough to win, but not quite! Well done to all players on some great tennis! The final match saw an odd final score line with Chris Allen’s Greyhounds winning by sets but not games, 4-24 to 2-25 over Diane Gregor’s Dalmatians. We welcomed new player Ed Karalis for the spotty team and his first set welcome with partner Glenda Shepherd was a tiebreaker, coming second to Chris and lethal Lorraine Jenner. Ed is available to fill-in so contact Louise for his no. if you’re looking for a replacement. Diane and Chris Brownlie did well to defeat David Northcott and Fran Henderson 5-3 to even scores up. Ed and Diane then gave Chris A and Franny a shellacking, but David and Lorraine won yet another 5-3! To be consistent and not spoil her record for the night, Lorraine had yet another 5-3 this time with Fran. Chris A and David won, would you believe it, yes another 5-3! It gave them four sets and a win even though they were down on games! That was the Greyhounds first win and it looks like they’re starting to get accustomed to each other! So watch out now! Well done to all on some excellent tennis this week. Until next week when we see if Marty lives up to his team name…

ABOVE: Jarek Flight, Whippets cracks a forehand during his division two match. RIGHT: Division two player Michelle Williams, Setters runs in to hit a forehand.

Over the Net Name: Scott McDonald Play for: Balaklava Tennis idols: Phil and Helen Barry If you could choose any tennis player to play mixed doubles with, who would it be and why? Ana Ivanavic – she’s hot (oh, and she can actually play tennis!) Tennis could be improved by: Banning the grunt! Toughest opponent: Robert Lloyd Favourite shot: Backhand down the line

Highlight of tennis career so far: Playing in the 06/07 season MNTA senior premiership Funniest thing you’ve seen on the tennis court: Suzy McDonald hitting a smash shot right into Chris Brownlie’s crown jewels from close range What’s the best advice your parents have given you: Finish whats on your plate – kids in Biafra would kill for those leftovers (John) If you were Prime Minister, what would you do? Laugh like Kevin Rudd on Rove

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Roseworthy group honours winemaker One of Australia’s leading contributors to winemaking and oenology technology was recently honoured by the Roseworthy Old Collegians Association. A 1950 graduate of Roseworthy Agricultural College’s Diploma of Oenology, Ian Hickinbotham received the prestigious 2009 ROCA Award of Merit in recognition of nearly six decades of innovation and leadership in wine making. • Ian (right) is pictured with association president Dale Manson. After creating the Kaiser Stuhl brand in the Barossa Valley, his Sparkling Rinegold wine became one of the most popular dinner beverages in the nation. He then went on to

the Coonawarra in the South East of SA, where he made the inaugural Coonawarra Estate Claret in the classic Shiraz style. In 1984 Ian Hickinbotham was credited for initiating or making 24 per cent of the Australian branded wines sold. That year he also initiated a process for packaging quality wines in 200ml bottles for airlines using Stevlin screw caps, resulting in sales in excess of eight million per year. According to the president of the Roseworthy Old Collegians Association, Dale Manson the contribution made by Ian Hickinbotham set the stage for modern wine makers to take on world markets. During his time at

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Entry: Adult 18+ (ID will be requested) $20, 12 - 17 $10, Under 12 FREE

Port Parham Sports & Social Club

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

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

Aussie BBQ Night

at Balaklava Town Hall

Bring the family and enjoy

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.

Reservations welcome - phone 8529 2211

• There will be no charge to displaying Collectors

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

17th Annual

Adelaide Knife Show November 7 & 8 Show hours: Saturday 9 - 5pm & Sunday 10 - 4pm Collectable Cutlery, working knives, miniatures, folding knives etc will be on display for viewing and sale. • Food & refreshments available • Free 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

Rising Sun Hotel Port Wakefield presents…


Win 25 Voucher

Visit the BEADED OBJECT exhibition at the Courthouse Gallery from Thursday November 5 to Saturday November 7, 2pm - 4pm. Pick-up an entry form and answer these 2 questions to be in the draw. 1. Which object was made by prisoners of war? 2. Where in Balaklava can you see another one? Voucher redeemable only from…

Beadwork Gallery Humphrey Street, Balaklava

Soroptimist International of Barossa Valley

Craft Fair

“a great place to begin your Christmas shopping”

Saturday November 7 10am - 4.30pm at Tanunda Show Hall

• Featuring: Best exhibit in the Taste SA Royal Adelaide show “Fudge it” • Lunch • Devonshire tea • Admission: adults $3, child U/12 Free • Proceeds to local & international projects • Presenting SA inaugural psychic of the year Sharna d’fern Details Ph 8523 3834

You Belong, You Fit & You Count!

THUR Nov 5 at Balaklava Uniting Church

• 5.30 pm - 7 pm Youth United is a venture of the Balaklava Christian Churches

Melanie Evans 0427 796 970 Lee Cunningham 0429 621 143


PAPER DRIVE Friday Nov 6 2pm - Blyth

Saturday Nov 7 8.30am - Balaklava, Owen, Mallala & Pt Wakefield • Neat tied bundles but magazines & flyers separate if possible • No loose cardboard THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT


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

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING In accordance with the Balaklava Riverton Health Advisory Council Constitution an Annual General Meeting is to be held each year.

• $30 per head

Bookings Essential 8867 1023

photos You can buy our pictures in colour!

Phone: 8862 1977

The Annual General Meeting will occur on Thursday November 26, 2009 at 7.30pm at the Day Centre, Riverton Hospital. All members of the public are invited and welcome to attend. Gary Stewart Returning Officer Balaklava Riverton Health Advisory Council

It’s Back!! Twilight Golf Competition

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

Balaklava Golf Club

For Sale

For Sale

1997 Toyota Camry sedan, V6, 5 speed, white, power steering, air conditioning, exc-cond, 173,000, $7,500 o.n.o. rego WMX 753; 10 x 6 ft tandem trailer w/canopy, good condition, $3,500 rego TTT 043; Leyland boxer 6 cylinder diesel beavertail tray w/ramps, good tyres, $3,500 o.n.o. rego UEU 168. Phone 8864 2220 or 0429 642 221.

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.

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. 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. Bargain geranium and other plants. 48 Wallace street, Balaklava - Saturday November 8, 8am to 1pm. FRUIT GRADER approximately 6 years old, used three seasons. Comes with bin tipper, delivery elevator, sorting table, washer/polisher, rotary grader with 7 outlets plus control panel & cables. Suitable for most round fruits incl tomatoes. All in excellent condition. No longer required due to retirement. $3,500 ono. Phone 8389 2217. Holden Kingswood HZ ute, auto, 1978, dual fuel, 4.2 Ltr, air conditioning, power steering, good condition, reg no. SHZ 502, $4,200 o.n.o. Ph: 8862 1888. Horse float Horseman double, metal, white, has had some repairs and been repainted, tows well, registered till March 2010 - ready to go, TTU 900, via Pt Wakefield. $2500 ono. All enquiries: Sandy Ph: 8868 3110 or mobile 0427 619 112. Nissan Patrol, 4x4 1982 UFG716 short wheel base, $3,200 ono. Phone 0427 784 078 A/H 8578 6004. OATEN HAY with vetch. 5x4 rolls. $50 + GST per bale. Phone 8864 5096 or 0408 838 339.

Party Bags of Ice



MARC’S MEATS George St, Balaklava

Want something different for Christmas or birthdays? Why not consider homemade knives. Phone 8862 2360 or 0407 577 054 for details. Wooden dining table, extendable, $100 ono. Phone 8862 1748.

accommodation 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. 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 $160/ week. New 2 bedroom unit in Balaklava. Quiet location, close to shops. Suit elderlyorsingleperson.Call8862 1477 or 0407 727 612. 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

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. 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.

Reunion PORT WAKEFIELD REUNION - Sunday November 8, 2009. Lunch - 12 noon at Rising Sun Hotel Garden. Please bring a plate of food to share. Phone Ros 8867 1470 for further details.

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

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

Plains Producer, Wednesday November 4, 2009



Dayman - Wayne. Happy 21st Birthday for November 2, 2009. Have a great day (boy). Lots of love Mum & Dad xxx.

Shepherd-Davey. Glenda and David together with Debra and John are delighted to announce the engagement of Belinda and Matthew. Love and best wishes form both families.

Public Notice McArdle - Jamie. Happy 21st birthday for Monday November 2, 2009. Congratulations on becoming a qualified carpenter, we are all proud of you and your achievement. Love and best wishes for the future Dad, Mum, Steven and Kirsty.

In memoriam Bromley - Christine Elizabeth. 31/1/1948 to 7/11/2008. Much loved wife of Terry. Mother of Wayne, Craig, Keith and David. Mother in-law of Jenny and Stacey. Grandma of Camron. Always remembered. If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, we would walk right up to heaven and bring you home again. Pengilly - Edie. Passed away October 30, 2009. Mother, grand & great grandmother, your presence we miss , also memories we will treasure, cuddles and chats and most of all the love you gave us all. Kept safely in our hearts forever. Always, Charmaine and family, partners and children. Sandery - Reginald. 06/11/2007. Two years have gone, still loved and remembered by Tanya and family.

60th Anniversary Atyeo - Mary & Vern. “SURPRISE” Afternoon Tea. Sunday November 15. From 1.30pm onwards. Gawler Tennis Club rooms, Victoria Tce, Gawler. Anyone wishing to attend to help them celebrate their special occasion, is most welcome! Please RSVP by Wednesday November 11 to Catherine 0408 661 708.

Birth Kirkland-Evans. Shane and Rachael are thrilled to announce the birth of Emily Adele Kirkland. Born October 26, 2009 at the Clare Hospital 7lb 7oz.

Birthday Hewett - William. Arthur Herbert. Happy Birthday for November 1, 2009. Love Jim, Ellie and kids and grand kids.

Death Grocke - Karyne. Passed away October 29, 2009. We have lost a very dear and precious friend of 20 years. We shared so many humorous times, also sad ones. A great mate to the end, but always and forever in our hearts you will stay. Sleep peacefully beautiful one. Now at peace. Love Hugo, Charmaine, Linda, William, Margaret & Suzan and their partners and families also.

POST - Terry. Much loved, admired and respected friend, colleague and life member of our group. You will be greatly missed “Sing on in Heaven” All our love and sympathy to Joan, Sonia, Nerida, Andrea and families. From your friends at the Two Wells Melodrama Group.

DEVELOPMENT ACT 1993 DISTRICT COUNCIL OF MALLALA NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CATEGORY 3 DEVELOPMENT Pursuant to Section 38 (5) of the Development Act, 1993 Notice is hereby given that an application comprising a C AT E G O RY 3 DEVELOPMENT has been lodged with the Council for development assessment. Details of the a p p l i c a t i o n a re a s follows:DEVELOPMENT NO: 312 / D028 / 08 APPLICANT’S NAME: J Clark N at u r e O f T h e D evelopment : Division of three horticultural allotments into six SUBJECT LAND: Lots 47, 200 and 201, Jefferies Road, Port Gawler, Hundred of Port Gawler, CT : 5097/873, 5581/450 and 5436/914.


Glenda Watson DISTRICT COUNCIL OF MALLALA NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CATEGORY 3 DEVELOPMENT Pursuant to Section 38 (5) of the Development Act, 1993

Wednesday November 4, 2009 10am & 7.30pm

• Glenda has learned through personal experience the keys to dealing with grief, and teaches others how to deal with pain caused by divorce, abuse, rejection, death, addictions and many other areas • We invite you to come along next Wednesday to hear this amazing speaker. You won’t be disappointed. All Welcome

Balaklava Family Church

Notice is hereby given that an application comprising a C AT E G O RY 3 DEVELOPMENT has been lodged with the Council for development assessment. Details of the a p p l i c a t i o n a re a s follows:DEVELOPMENT NO: 312 / 29 / 2009 APPLICANT’S NAME: R J B LOT T & D BUCKBY N at u r e O f T h e D evelopment : Va r i a t i o n t o Development Application 3 1 2 / 7 1 / 2 0 0 6 incorporating the removal of Development Plan Condition 7 to enable the parking of 6 B-Double vehicles, 2 Semi-trailer vehicles, 1 Tray truck vehicle (6 tonne capacity), ablution facility, wash bay and landscaping. SUBJECT LAND: LOT: 6 Port Wakefield Road, Lower Light, Hundred of Por t Gawler, CT: 5940/164 ZONE: General Farming Zone

The application may be examined at the Offices of the Council located at 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala during normal business hours and any person or body affected may make relevant rep re s e n t a t i o n s i n writing concerning this application to reach the District Planner at 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala not later than 18 November 18, 2009.

The application may be examined at the Offices of the Council located at 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala during normal business hours and any person or body affected may make relevant rep re s e n t a t i o n s i n writing concerning this application to reach the District Planner at 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala not later than 18 November 18, 2009.

Each person making a submission should indicate whether that person wishes to appear personally or be represented by another party before the Council in support of that submission.

Each person making a submission should indicate whether that person wishes to appear personally or be represented by another party before the Council in support of that submission.

Please note that, pursuant to Section 38 (8) of the Development Act, a copy of each representation received will be forwarded to the applicant for a written response.

Please note that, pursuant to Section 38 (8) of the Development Act, a copy of each representation received will be forwarded to the applicant for a written response.

Signed: Brendon Schulz Development Assessment Officer

Signed: Ralph Semrau Development Assessment Officer


Situations Vacant

International Speaker:

ZONE: Hor ticulture Zone

Date: November 4, ‘09

PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: FAX: 8862 1997

Public Notice




Corner Gwy & Short Tce, Balaklava Enquiries 8862 2074 or 0412 307 521 Email: An Australian Christian Churches/AOG church


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7 Monday to Friday 8 AM to 5.30 PM Saturday 8 AM to 11.30 AM For service and parts enquiries outside these hours. Please contact the following : PARTS

DAVE: 0427 888 630 TREV: 0428 549 234


BRAD: 0427 474 393

Tyre service is also available on Saturday mornings



Saddleworth - Phone: 8847 4211

Truck Driver

Truck driver with a HC Licence for grain harvest required for immediate start.

Phone Kelvin 0438 277 025 Position Vacant

Order Picker & Packer position

Mallala/Long Plains area. Mondays & Wednesdays. Approx 10 – 15 hours per week Some heavy lifting required Fruit & Veg knowledge an advantage To apply please email resume to: Or call Angela 0417 844 791

POSITION VACANT Rural manufacturing and merchandise based business located 25mins from Balaklava and 20mins from Two Wells

Storeperson Assistant

Full Time Position Position available for an energetic person. Job would include packing/unpacking stock, restocking shelves and general housekeeping. Manual handling and some customer service involved. Please contact us for more information. Ph: 08 85272218 e-mail:


November Council Meeting Change of Venue Notice is hereby given that the November 2009 meeting of Council will be held on Monday November 16, 2009 in the Auburn RSL – Main North Road, Auburn, commencing at 7-00pm. You are invited to a community tea commencing at 6-00pm RSVP to Bev Goode to assist with catering 88426400 Roy D Blight Chief Executive Officer

Situations Vacant

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

Customer Service Officer Full Time - 12 Month Contract The District Council of Mallala is seeking an experienced person to fill the Full Time – 12 Month Contract position of Customer Service Officer based at the Principal Office, 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala. Duties include reception and customer service, cashier, banking, general office duties, including secretarial support, provide backup for accounts payable, spreadsheet entry, document maintenance, data entry, etc. The applicant must have experience in using MS products including Word and Excel; experience in customer service is desirable. The appointment will be made in accordance with the provisions of the South Australian Municipal Salaried Officer’s Award and the current Enterprise Agreement. Job & Person Specification may be obtained by contacting Derek Lawson on 8527 2006 or email to Applications should be forwarded to: “Confidential”, Derek Lawson P.O. Box 18, Mallala SA 5502, no later than 5pm, Wednesday November 11, 2009.



Plains Producer, Wednesday November 4, 2009

The Plains Producer

other reports: p19–23

The right mix for netball fun n MIXED netball started at Long Plains last Tuesday night, attracting players from Adelaide Plains towns. The fun competition is a fund-raiser for Long Plains tennis club. Chante Parker, and Stefan Bos (right) from Team Parker are shown trying to win the ball from Ross Sharer, of Team Tyny. PICTURE: Lauren Parker

n BALAKLAVA Storm has a new team member, with local police officer Charmaine Barlow, in the action against Cats last Friday night. Rahni Stephens attempts to block as Emily Zweck moves in behind. PICTURE: Lisa Redpath

Ramsey Bros. The Guidance Specialists Was $22,000 inc gst



RTK - Auto Steer System

RTK Package Includes EZ-Guide 500 / EZ Steer

SNB 900 Radio


• Fits all makes & models • Limited stock, be quick ! • 50% Investment allowance on the full amount *Subscription fee not included for RTK Signal. Local Towers already installed and working.


PTY LTD 12 Belvidere Road, Saddleworth, SA 5413 - Phone : 08 8847 4211 Michael Phone: 0428 430 147 Email :

STEVE Wright in the co-drivers’ race, pushing his GBR Transport truck through a corner and (RIGHT) Matthew and Joshua Harrison in front of the Skitzo race team truck. PICTURES: Lauren Parker.

Final Mallala run for Supertrucks It was the end of an era last weekend as the Supertrucks roared around the Mallala race circuit for the last time. Track wear and tear means the Saturday and Sunday races were the last Supertruck races to be held at Mallala race track. Bob Middleton took out the Superprix, while Peter Hewat dominated the co-drivers’ races. The historic touring cars, HQ Holdens and Formula Fords also

took to the track over the weekend. But while the Supertrucks may now be a thing of the past at Mallala, there is certainly no shortage of activity at the track. The G1 Extreme Drift 2009 final will take place this Saturday, and a new ‘nats’ event has been introduced to begin next month. After the success of a burnout competition as part of the drift supercup earlier this year, organisers are holding the first

Mallala Performance Nationals (Mallanats) on December 5. There will be plenty of activities both on and off the track until late at night, and the event has already attracted plenty of entries from regular drifters. Events include burnouts, a track cruise, dash for cash, show n’ shine, extreme entry, power skid, go to whoa, and the dyno challenge, as well as entertainment by DR Motorcycle Stunts.

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