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Thursday March 11, 2010



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Peninsula’s push may bring cyclists to Plains BRONTE HEWETT reports:


A MAN who drove his car through a 60 km/h town speed zone at more than double the limit was nabbed by police. The 27-year-old, from Craigmore, was reported for speeding after allegedly being detected travelling at 134 km/h in a 60 km/h zone by a hand held laser at Marrabel. The man will appear in court at a later date. Riverton police officer, Kelly Hersey, was

patrolling the area after several complaints from members of the public about excessive speeding by motorists. Brevet sergeant Hersey said there had been reports from local residents on early morning walks who had been forced to leap clear of speeding cars. She warned local police would crack down on speeding throughout the region.

Local towns such as Balaklava, Port Wakefield, Blyth and Lochiel could get a dose of Tour Down Under cycling fever next year, with District Council of The Copper Coast (DCCC) vying for a leg of the race. Council has expressed interest in hosting a leg from Moonta, Wallaroo or Port Hughes to either Clare or Port Wakefield, with the exact route yet to be decided. But any decision to hold the race from Yorke Peninsula to Clare would mean a boost for the region and its towns. DCCC CEO, Peter Dinning, said there has been a lot of local interest so far, but planning still is in the early stages. “We haven’t heard anything at this stage. All we have done is expressed an interest in being involved in the

CYCLISTS on the road to Saddleworth in January. event in 2011,” Mr Dinning said. “We will be looking at having some essence of coast in it,” Mr Dinning said. There are two options being considered for the leg, which both incorporate towns in the Wakefield Regional Council area. n Continued Page 4

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Cash for Mallala, Lewiston ‘Public square’ and playground projects share $80,000 in Federal funding Mallala and Lewiston will share $80,000 in Federal funding for two projects. District Council of Mallala received the cash from the second round of the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program (RLCIP). The newly-created “public square” in the centre of Mallala receives $22,000 for “enhancement” and the Lewiston community gets $58,000 for construction of a playground and shade structure. “We’re pleased to have any additional funding,” Mallala mayor, Marcus Strudwicke said. With regard to how the space will be used in Mallala, on the corner where Wasleys road and Redbanks road meet, Markus said input from the community has been valuable.

“We’ve had some community consultations over the last couple of weeks, and have taken into consideration the input from the community. Currently the recommendation is awaiting approval from council.” “It will be good to finally develop the space into something a little more attractive than the patch of gravel it is at the moment,” he said. Council has identified three possible sites for construction of the playground in Lewiston. “It is planned to be built on a piece of council land relatively close to the centre of the Lewiston district,” Mr Strudwicke said. It is proposed the initial playground site will eventually develop into a space for other public precincts. “Lewiston councillors are keen to see this public space expand into a community centre

Councils in call for more State support

in the future,” Mr Strudwicke said. The grant funding was announced last Friday in a joint statement from the Federal Minister for Regional Development and Local Government, Anthony Albanese, and local Wakefield MP, Nick Champion. The government provided $395,000 in total for ready-to-go community infrastructure projects in the electorate of Wakefield. Mr Albanese said the funding goes towards projects such as sports field lighting, construction of playgrounds and upgrades to parks and public squares. “All up, these projects are expected to support five new jobs during construction.” Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, said the Federal government would deliver this funding to the City of Salisbury, District Council

of Mallala and Light Regional Council. “In just over a year, this program has delivered $1 billion to build and renew community facilities across Australia, making it the largest single investment in local infrastructure in the nation’s history,” Mr Champion said. Mr Albanese said already more than 3,300 community construction projects had either been completed or were underway. “Across the country the RLCIP is funding sporting fields, swimming pools, libraries, community halls, water and energy saving facilities and other local projects,” Mr Albanese said. Light Regional Council received $45,000 to upgrade works at the Davidson Reserve, including construction of two bridges, installation of an underground irrigation system, lawn and garden beds

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Councils from across the north of the State are backing the South Australian Local Government Association’s call for the next State government to play a stronger role in supporting local communities in rural and regional areas. Wakefield Regional Council and Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council are amongst this group, known as the Central Local Government Region. The group wants greater commitment towards: •Exploring a ‘Royalties for Regions’ concept that better reflects rural South Australia’s contribution to the State economy. •Greater contribution and effort by the State government to make modern and affordable Broadband more widely available in the region •Increased emphasis on funding for sports and recreation at the local level •A higher level of commitment towards securing and safeguarding Water for rural communities in a sensible, integrated and environmentally sustainable way. •Accelerated investment in Waste Management reform including funding support for rural recycling •Increased investment in community Transport Services in rural communities, and •Establishment of ‘Infrastructure SA’ to deliver more integrated, efficient and sensible outcomes for rural areas.

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SA Ambulance Service is urgently seeking volunteer ambulance officers to offer their time for a good cause. The SA Ambulance Service recruitment vehicle and some dedicated volunteer ambulance officers were in town last Friday, encouraging people to join the team as volunteer ambulance officers. Balaklava urgently needs more volunteer ambulance officers to maintain a standard roster. Currently the team only has about a dozen volunteers. Ambulance officer volunteers, Cathyrn Blackwell, Sharyne Gottwald, Jeanette

Aldenhoven and ambulance training officer, Pat Wandel were out in force outside Foodland supermarket in Balaklava last week, attempting to recruit new members. The women who have about 40 years of volunteer ambulance service between them highlighted the benefits of becoming a volunteer. “It’s important for your children and your family so that if they ever require medical help, you will then be able to understand and identify the signs and symptoms of someone in danger,” Ms Blackwell said. “It’s one of the best things you can do in life. You’ve got

to be committed,” Ms Aldenhoven said. An information session night will be held at Balaklava Ambulance Station next Monday at 7:30pm for those interested in becoming volunteers. Port Wakefield will also have an information session on March 16 at 7:30pm at the Ambulance Station. The SA Ambulance Service recruitment vehicle, which is in the local area for three weeks from Adelaide, will travel around country areas seeking to recruit new volunteers. People interested in finding out about volunteering for SA Ambulance Service can call

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NEWS v District

Jake claims Balaklava Lions Youth of Year title

Planned film on murders ‘in bad, bad, taste’

Snowtown again will face ‘barrels’ trauma A film about Snowtown and the infamous ‘Bodies in Barrels’ murders, will be made with support and funding of the Victorian government. Victorian Innovation Minister, Gavin Jennings, has said $245,000 would be provided towards the project. Independent MP for Frome, Geoff Brock, this week expressed his disapproval of the film’s production. “I think it’s in bad, bad taste,” Mr Brock said. “There is absolutely no necessity to make a film about a tragedy in its own right “It will no doubt bring up memories for the families of a tragedy and traumatic time in the town,” he said. Snowtown Community Management Committee chair,

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Paul McCormack, echoed Mr Brock’s thoughts on the subject. “We just want to move on. There is no need to bring it up,” Mr McCormack said. The Victorian government’s funding of the film raised questions about the quality of films produced today. Mr Brock plans to send a letter of disapproval to Mr Jennings, who made the funding announcement last week. Mr Jennings did not return our phone call or respond to an e-mail questioning the Victorian government’s funding of the film before the Plains Producer went to print. South Australia Premier, Mike Rann, who is Arts Minis-

ter, also did not respond when asked to comment by the Plains Producer. South Australian government Tourism Minister, Jane Lomax-Smith, focused on the reality of the decision to produce the feature. “While I personally think this is a tasteless subject for a movie, that is a business decision being made in another state,” Ms Lomax-Smith said. However, Ms Lomax-Smith remained supportive of the quality of films that come out of South Australia, promoting a good image for the state. “I am proud in South Australia we support quality films and provide brilliant locations for outstanding movies that have

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stood the test of time, such as Breaker Morant and Storm Boy, innovative and funny movies such as Dr Plonk and recent achievements such as Beautiful Kate and The Boys Are Back,” she said. Wakefield Regional Council CEO, Phil Barry, said as yet there had been no contact from the film’s production company or anyone else. The film details the tragic murders of 12 people and bodies stored in barrels in an old bank building in Snowtown between August 1992 and May 1999. Four people were convicted of the murders. The film will be produced by Melbourne-based production company Warp Films Australia, with pre-production set to start this year.

JAKE Cordon has been named Balaklava and Districts Lions club Youth of the Year. He will now represent Balaklava at the regional Youth of the Year awards to be held in Port Vincent this Sunday. Jake impressed judges and Lions club members at a dinner meeting at the Terminus Hotel last Tuesday night. Jake, of Mallala, is a student at Balaklava high school. Runner-up was another Mallala youth, Angus Bugeja, who also attends Balaklava high. The pair had to attend an earlier interview session before delivering a five minute speech on a subject of their choice and answering two impromtu questions. The questions related to learner drivers and the environment. Jake’s prepared speech told of a family trip to Sydney– with a good dose of JAKE Cordon “black” humour about their (right) with stay in a sub-standard mo(from left) tel. runnerAngus, who has been up Angus the driving force behind the Bugeja and formation of a Mallala choir, judges Julie spoke of the benefits of choirs Olds, Janet in local communities. Fremantle Judges were Steve Renand Steve shaw, Julie Olds and Janet Renshaw. Fremantle. Advertisement

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Man held after child ‘abduction’ Balaklava

Philip Bruer, 42, of Balaklava was arrested in Balaklava on Wednesday March 3, for an alleged three counts of failing to comply with a domestic violence restraining order, breach of bail and abduction of a child. The child, his 4-yearold daughter Karina Bruer, was found unharmed in the male’s possession at an address just out of Balaklava and safely returned to the care of her mother in Port Pirie. Philip was refused police bail and will appear before the Port Pirie Magistrate Court at a later date.

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AT St Malachy’s church are (from left) Rev Karyn Sands, Sister Mary Harvey, Jenny Mahoney, Patty Wedding, Sarah Haines and Pauline Smith.

Local support for Day of Prayer People from different local churches gathered at St Malachy’s Catholic Church for World Day of Prayer in Mallala last Friday. The service attracted 50 people from Mallala, Pinery, Owen, Windsor, Dublin and Hamley

Bridge churches. Sister Mary Harvey was the guest speaker. Pauline Smith, accompanied by Patty Wedding was the soloist and Sarah Haines presented a flute solo. Co-ordinator Jenny Mahoney said the day went very well and

Check on buildings District Council of Mallala is taking precautions to ensure safety of residents during flood or fire. Several buildings across the region have been identified to require upgrades to meet fire safety standards. While some construction has already taken place and most buildings will remain open, Windsor Institute will

be closed for use until it meets requirements. Dublin Institute, Mallala Institute, Mallala Museum and Two Wells Library have had several projects completed, while others are dependant on budget. Two Wells old council chambers, Two Wells public toilets and Mallala football grandstand require work but are also dependant on budget

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everyone had a good time. The World Day of Prayer is a global movement which brings Christians of many traditions together to observe a common day of prayer each year. The fellowship continued with supper at Mallala Bowling Club.

Further flood mitigation works on the Gawler River are unlikely to be funded by District Council of Mallala. Councillors discussed flood plain management at a recent council meeting. At the meeting, councillors said any further remediation costs should be the responsibility of State government, rather than councils. Councillors said the flood mitigation works had already cost much more than predicted, with unsatisfactory results. “The initial report said we were go-

ing to be protected from a one in 100 year flood at $1.2 million or something like that, and what we got was higher cost and only one in 20 year protection,” said councillor Steve Jones. Other councillors agreed council should not be made to bear any more costs associated with flood mitigation on the Gawler River, particularly given the recent approval of the Buckland Park development and State government’s push for more urban development on the Adelaide Plains as part of its 30 year plan for Greater Adelaide.

cover in 2010-11 budget. In addition, following flooding in coastal areas last year, DCM has joined the award winning Community FloodSafe program. The program assists flood risk communities through community education by SA State Emergency Services volunteers. Flood mapping has highlighted the floodprone areas and each council has nominated the key areas for FloodSafe to target. Coastal areas of Mallala are also subject to special attention in relation to tidal inundation and storm surge as this risk has become more threatening in recent years, possibly due to climate change. While several meetings have already taken place, more community meetings will be held in Parham, Webb Beach, Thompson Beach, Mid-

dle Beach, Lewiston and Two Wells in the coming months. Initiatives in the program include articles in council newsletters, street corner meetings, community group meetings, internet sites, brochures, school education and public relations. The FloodSafe program is seeking local volunteers to assist in educating the wider community in the Mallala council area about flood risks. Volunteers will address communities on local risks, historic flooding, flood plans, protecting family and property, understanding flood warnings, having emergency kits and how to call SES for response. If you are interested in volunteering or for more details contact Judith Bleechmore on 0407 794 756 or visit www.

Chance of a tour down here • From Page 1 Option one would see the race go through Lochiel, Blyth and into Clare. The second option takes in Lochiel, Blyth, Balaklava and into Port Wakefield. Wakefield Regional Council CEO Phil Barry said WRC had not yet been approached by DCCC, but said there is a possibility the issue could be raised at the Yorke Peninsula Council Alliance meeting next week. “I would expect communication any time given the reported DCCC expression of interest,” Mr Barry said. The issue had been raised in open forum at a council meeting on February 24 by councillor Barry Nottle, as a result of a report in the Yorke Penisula Country Times newspaper. Mr Barry said the event would have a positive impact if the bid was successful. “The community and economic outcomes shown in the 2010 TDU event

through the Clare & Gilbert Valleys region clearly highlighted the many benefits of this international event flowing through to the local level,” Mr Barry said. DCCC mayor, Paul Thomas, believes it is important for the race to incorporate other areas of South Australia other than the city and wine regions. “It allows other communities to experience the event and be involved,” Mr Thomas said. “I am confident we would be able to stage the event,” he said With a hope there will be feedback about the submission by April, Mr Thomas said council was optimistic. “We have a better chance now (of hosting) then a month ago, before the bid was submitted,” he said. If the bid is successful, Mr Thomas said he is looking forward to working with Wakefield Regional Council and Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council to identify the options.

Tour Down Under organiser, Mike Turtur, said a record number of council areas had applied to host a leg of the race next year. “There were submissions from 19 council areas, so we are working through the same process as every year,” Mr Turtur said. “We are about half way through the process. “About eight council areas will be selected.” While every step is taken to share the race around different areas of South Australia, there are several practicalities to be considered. “We look at distance from Adelaide and terrain,” Mr Turtur said. The DCCC submission is within the two hour radius of Adelaide requirement. The official announcement of each stage will be made in July. “Prior to that, the councils will be advised of their progression,” Mr Turtur said.

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A land where no-one grows old, where treasure awaits, where you can never leave. Upland. Who says disco is dead? Upland is a lunatic comedy about glitter balls and finding your soul, and you can visit this mythical place in Mallala! Mallala Institute committee brings this hilarious production to town for just four shows only. It’s one part Indiana Jones and two part Survivor meets Mamma Mia! Written by Richard Verner, the show follows the journey of hotshot producer Oliver “Oil” Slick on a quest to track down the lost hit record of 70s band the “Afrodesiacts.” His latest musical “headbanger opera” is a flop, the tax office and local loansharks want him to pay up and his wannabe acting family expects stardom. His journey takes him to the mysterious Brickalayan mountains. It’s a pity no-one has ever survived! The show is directed by Yvette Jenkin and Richard Verner, featuring Ian Jenkin, Ros Franks, Andrew Hall, Zoe Juvan, Leeanne Work, Jacki Baker, David Cawrse, Amy Jordan, Di Stanley, Ben Work, Nick Algar, Jane Lutt, Yvette Jenkin, Brett Davies, Kim Juvan, Rick Graham, Richard Verner and “a crew of thousands.” The opening supper show is on


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Saturday, March 20 at 8pm. A matinee show is on Sunday, March 21 at 2pm. Dinner shows will take place on Friday and Saturday March 26 and 27 at 7pm. Tickets from Mallala IGA– 8527 2010. Book now to avoid disappointment. Two Wells •Time out in Two Wells–at the St Pauls Anglican Church Hall. Every Wednesday fortnightly, come along and have a cuppa, chat and finish some half finished projects or learn something new. The morning runs from 10am to noon, for a small coin donation. For more information phone Barbara Bonnifant on 8449 4454, or Cath Goulter on 8520 2902. •An auction at Two Wells footy and netball club will be held on Sunday March 14. If you have something

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to sell or are looking for a bargain, come and look from 8am onwards. Contact the club on 8520 2524. •Adelaide Plains recycling has relocated to a premises off Middle Beach road. Follow signs from Road Train drive. Open, Monday–Saturday 9am to 12 noon.

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• Congratulations to Angus Tapscott, who has been selected in the South Australian target shooting team. Angus was named a second reserve in February, but now gets to travel to Wagga Wagga on April 9 after two shooters dropped out of the team. Good luck Angus! Hamley Bridge The combined Churches of Hamley Bridge have got together and arranged a re-enactment of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey.

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Service with a smile – as they learn BALAKLAVA Balaklava High School students were busy servicing one of the school’s old tractors (soon to be replaced) on Thursday. Year 11 and 12 Agricultural students are currently studying machinery servicing as part of a primary industries pathway through the school.


The course requires students to check machinery manuals for servicing requirements, and to then dis-assemble, clean then re-assemble machines. • Students (from left) Lachlan Gardner, Jason Henderson, Robert Blackwell, Brayden Harkness, Jason Fiegert and Samuel Tiller are pictured with Roseworthy TAFE lecturer Bob Fry.

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This will occur in Hamley Bridge on Psalm Sunday, March 28. It will start at the car park at 10.30am and the procession will finish at Apex Park where there will be a short service followed by a pooled lunch in the Uniting Church hall. There will be psalms and perhaps a donkey if all goes well. •Trading table and stalls will be open at the Hospital Auxiliary on election day–March 20. Snowtown •If you enjoy going to the Snowtown Community Club for tea, you will be disappointed to hear the meals roster is desperately short of volunteers. If numbers don’t increase, meals could be halted on some Saturday nights. If you would like to help out, don’t be shy, contact Kelly Freebairn on 8865 2075, or Glen Growden on 8842 2926. •There will be a working bee on Sunday, March 21 at 9am at Snowtown oval. Lunch and refreshments provided. •Egg and bacon sandwiches, raffle and trading table at the Snowtown Town Hall on Saturday, March 20–election day. • Nigel and Nicole McCauley have taken over Snowtown supermarket. The locals are really enjoying the fresh produce and new product line.

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Council calls for comment on plan

AT the workshop (from left) Dr. Peng Gao, Dr. Tom Lemon, Dr. Langton Nyoni, Dr. Michael Baigent (presenter) Hayley Zweck, Maggie Nicholson and John Banister.

District Council of Mallala’s Strategic Management Plan is under review. The plan will map goals, outcomes and strategies to guide the district’s development for the next four years and strives to achieve the council’s vision. The public are invited to attend the community meetings to enable the stake holders to have an input into the preparation of the plan. On Tuesday, March 16, there will be a session at Mallala RSL at 7pm. OnWednesday, March 17, another session will be at the Two Wells Visitor Information Centre at 7pm. The sessions are an opportunity to highlight key issues council should consider in developing the new plan.


Health teams tackle mental and drug issues Local general practitioners, psychologists and mental health workers were given further training and development in mental health and drug and alcohol issues among patients, in a recent workshop at Balaklava Ambulance Centre. Funded by the Mid North Division of Rural Medicine (MNDRM) through the Australian General Practice Networks – Building on Can Do grants program, the workshop aims to help health professionals identify different types of mental illnesses and the

symptoms which may arise from drug and alcohol abuse. Current statistics, trends and patient care for clients presenting with mental health issues and drug and alcohol issues were also discussed. Project officer for MNDRM, Cathie Bammann said the workshop has been well received and will hopefully provide some comfort to the rural community that their doctors, psychologists and mental health workers are up-to-date with training. “Sometimes rural health profes-

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I would like to nominate Balaklava’s Shane Kuhlmann for a ‘Postie of the Year’ award. He always delivers our mail whether it’s raining, freezing, stinking hot or in the middle of a dust storm. That’s his job. However, the reason I would like to nominate Shane is because on many occasions he goes above and beyond the call of his paid duty! I have personally experienced his after hours mail deliveries when something is too big or heavy to fit in the letterbox – and also his deliveries to my door for the same reason during his rounds. I am sure it is not in his job description to get off his motorbike and do this. Shane has also delivered other people’s mail to my letterbox on occasions when they are away from home and I am responsible for collecting their mail. He always delivers with a smile and friendly wave. Owen may have the truly lovely Derily, but Balaklava also has a top post office powered by the bustling, busy and ever helpful Ray Koch. Thanks fellas, you are tops, and your service much appreciated. Marion Lacey, Balaklava

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“The workshop was a great way to understand how to apply practical skills into clinical work,” Ms Nicholson said. The MNDRM will be hosting a workshop in Port Pirie on Thursday, March 18 and Jamestown on April 8. A networking session will be held two weeks after each workshop where health professionals review the information and examine case studies to help put their training into practice. • For More details, contact Cathie on 8842 1077.

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sionals can’t make it to Adelaide where most of the training programs are held, so to run some local training in Balaklava is excellent,” Ms Bammann said. The workshop was interactive with health professionals given the chance to ask questions and voice concerns. Wakefield Plains Medical Centre psychologist and MNDRM mental health programs manager, Maggie Nicholson, said it was a good way to learn more about mental health and the effects of drugs and alcohol.

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Council’s website often is out of date Regarding the article “Concern on Mallala council meetings” (the Plains Producer, Page 7 March 3). In the article, Council CEO Charles Mansueto refers to the Mallala Council website – although the report did not give an address. However, it is easy enough to find after googling it. According to the article there are three council meetings: 1) The ordinary meeting of council which takes place on the fourth Monday of each month ie 25/1, 22/2, 22/3: At the time of writing, (March 6) the only agenda on the website is for the meeting which was held on February 22. The most recent “council minutes” available on the website are from December 21 which was actually a meeting of the Community Development Board. I could not find any other minutes relating to the ordinary meetings. 2) The Strategic Community & Governance committee takes place on the third Monday of each month ie 15/2, 15/3: The minutes of February 15 are on

the website. There are no agendas. 3) The Strategic Infrastructure & Planning committee meets on the second Monday of each month ie 8/2, 8/3. The minutes of February 8 are on the website. There are no agendas. “Proposed Meetings for 2009” for the Community Development Board are also listed on the website! In order for the community to have confidence in CEO Mansueto’s assertion .... “all the recommendations and reports are accessible to the community and councillors. The information is on the website,”.... then it needs to actually be there and it needs to be up to date. Otherwise, the ability of council to maintain transparency is called into question. On the home page, members of the public are also invited to submit ideas regarding the vacant block at 2a Wasleys Rd by May 26, 2009! Within about two hours of my email pointing out that information was a little out of date, it had disappeared! Laura Parsons, Mallala via email, Tuesday, March 9.

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David calls in to talk about that OTHER election By Terry Williams LIBERAL candidate for the Federal electorate of Wakefield, David Strauss, has toured Balaklava and the region in a prelude to the Federal election, expected later this year. Mr Strauss visited Balco last Thursday, for a tour of its Bowmans plant and later visited Clare. He made a brief tour of Balaklava and plans to return later with more frequent visits as the election campaign gathers pace. “I will be making myself available to local residents to discuss any topic they feel is important,” Mr Strauss said. Wakefield is held with a majority of about seven per cent by Labor’s Nick Champion, who wrested the

LIBERAL candidate for Wakefield, David Strauss, visits Balaklava. seat from one-term MP, Liberal David Fawcett at the last election in November, 2007. Like Mr Fawcett, Mr Strauss has a background in flying. Commissioned as a RAAF flight lieutenant in August last year, Mr Strauss is currently serving at Edinburgh as an air combat officer and sensor employment manager on an AP-3C Orion. He has been involved in numerous overseas deployments, including operations in East Timor and the Middle East. Born in Geelong and now aged 47, he is married to Rachel and living in Gawler South, with a daughter, son and grandson. Mr Strauss is a current coun-

Rain soaks Plains Adelaide Plains regions have experienced their first taste of Autumn rain over the long weekend, with the highest recording of 40.6mm in Port Wakefield for the week ending Tuesday March 9. Balaklava received 28mm, while Auburn and Saddleworth also had a good soaking with 37mm and 37.2mm respectively. Hoyleton recorded 36.2mm and Blyth was favoured with 24.2mm, while Clare (16.9mm), Mallala (19.0mm), Roseworthy (12.0mm) and Riverton (14.0mm) also got a fair share. Owen and Two Wells were less fortunate with 9.5mm and 8.0mm respectively, but the clouds bypassed Snowtown the most with just 2.2mm falling. In the first week of March, rainfall in Auburn, Balaklava, Blyth, Hamley Bridge, Hoyleton, Mallala, Port Wakefield, Roseworthy and Saddleworth has already surpassed last year’s rainfall for the entire month of March. n Conserving water – Page 15

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Adelaide Plains and issues relating to infrastructure, including transport, road and water supply. Health and education were also discussed. “The health system is particularly important to me,” said Mr Strauss, who is a member of the Gawler Health Advisory Council. “I will be closely monitoring the recent Federal health plan announced by the Prime Minister last week. “There was no mention of country hospitals in the Rudd plan. We need to ensure there is direction for country hospitals and the health network in any change of responsibilities between Federal and State governments.”

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cillor with the Town of Gawler Council and has also served as an elected member for the councils of Munno Para, Playford and Gawler since 1993. He has lived in the Gawler area for the past 25 years and has owned a picture framing business. He says he has a keen interest in economic, social, environmental and political issues. During his visit to Balaklava and the Plains Producer, Mr Strauss discussed a variety of topics linked to the federal arena and affecting the local region. These included the suggested railway bypass around Adelaide to the Adelaide Plains, a possible relocation of Parafield airport to the

Manoora resident and Nufffield scholar Helen Thomas travelled to Washington DC last Friday to attend an international forum debating solutions to the securing world food supplies as part of the fifth annual international Contemporary Scholars Conference. With a strong interest in agriculture, wildlife and the environment, Helen said the topic she is studying as her personal topic will address reducing the impact of urban pressures. Western Australian farmer and chairman of Nuffield International, Peter Nixon chaired the conference on Monday. The Australian contingent includes all 18 of the 2010 Nuffield Scholars, with other Nuffield scholars from Canada, France, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and delegates from associations such as the Eisenhower Fellowships (USA), the Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (USA), Global Dairy Farmers (Netherlands), Mexican Farm Co-operative and Uruguayan Farmers. Helen will spend three weeks in Washington DC and hopes to come home with more knowledge and said the experience will benefit her greatly. “The experience is good for confidence-building and mixing with others,” Helen said. “I’d like to have the skill base to do more when I get home.”

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Marek’s Festival focus Snowtown artist Marek Herburt is enjoying the perks of the art world, exhibiting his art work across South Australia and overseas. Marek is one of 25 Australian artists invited to exhibit his work in the Heysen Trail Exhibition 2010, as part of the Adelaide Festival of Arts. He has also been invited to exhibit in Poland this month with 20 of his paintings making the journey to the gallery in Katowice, Poland. He recently sold an artwork, which was exhibited in Parachilna as part of the Heysen Trail exhibit, to the Italian ambassador. “It is a very exciting exhibition,” Mr Herburt said. Born in Poland, Merek and his wife, Anna, moved to Australia 28 years ago. They have been living in Snowtown for 15 years. Anna is also an artist and the pair

By Bronte Hewett were featured at the Burra Regional Art Gallery recently, which also featured works by the Germein Art Focus Group. It was called “Focussed on Variety.” The Heysen Trail Exhibition is located in different venues across South Australia from Parachilna to Fleurieu Peninsula in conjunction to where the Heysen walking trail runs. Venues are the Hilton in Adelaide, The Prairie Hotel in Parachilna, Pirie Regional Art Gallery in Port Pirie, Penny’s Hill Winery in McLaren Vale, Greenhill Galleries in Adelaide and the Fleurieu Cultural Centre in Goolwa. Marek has been painting for 45 years, with his focus shifting seven years ago from people to landscape. “I really enjoy the process of creation and thinking,” Mr Herburt said.

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REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT v The State election

Plenty of choice in local vote A total of 327 candidates have nominated for the South Australia State election on Saturday, March 20. Candidates in local electorates are: FROME: Independent (sitting MP) Geoff Brock, John Rohde, Country Labor Party (CLP), Terry Boylan, Liberal, Richard Van Dissel, Save RAH party, John McComb, Family First Party (FFP) and Joy O’Brien, Greens. GOYDER: Steven Griffiths, (sitting MP) Liberal, David Munro Freedom, Rights, Environment, Educate (F.R.E.E) Australia Party, Christopher Handsford, CLP, Dorothy Forrest, Greens and Jillian Lawrie, FFP. LIGHT: Tony Piccolo (sitting MP) Australian Labor Party, Greens

By Lauren Hermon Penelope Johnston, Matthew Allpress, Gamers for Croyden (G4C), Lachlan Hetherington, Fair Land Tax (FLT) party, Antony Bates, FP, Cosi Costa, Liberal and Simon Stewart-Rattray, RAH. TAYLOR: Cassandra Ludwig, Liberal, Paul Coombe, FFP, Kirsten Wahlstrom, Greens and Leesa Vlahos, Australian Labor Party. When nominations closed at midday last Friday, a total of 253 nominations had been received for the House of Assembly and 74 for the Legislative Council. This compares with a total of 323 nominations in the 2006 election. South Australia’s Electoral Commission-

er, Kay Mousley, said printing of ballot papers began last weekend, with postal votes being dispatched from Tuesday this week. Candidates are standing for a total of 47 House of Assembly and 11 Legislative Council positions. Vi s i t w w w. e c s a . for details of all candidates and their positions.

Call for spend on valley pools

•Geoff Brock, the sitting Independent MP for Frome, has called on the next government to assist Clare and Gilbert Valleys council’s proposal for upgrades at Riverton swimming

pool and the The Valleys Lifestyle Centre’s pool. Mr Brock, who says he supports the Clare and Riverton communities, regional South Australia and regional sport, wants State and Federal funding in a bid to boost economic benefits for the region. Mr Brock said the

Riverton swimming pool proposal by Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council would include replacing the dilapidated change rooms, canteen/reception, a first aid centre and community activities space, reinstatement of the heating of the toddler pool and a public toilet

and barbecue area. The Valleys Lifestyle Centre’s new design would bring about the staging of larger events, better viewing for spectators, ease of access for the older community members for participation in hydrotherapy and physiotherapy, and the

likelihood of employment opportunities for the community, in particular our youth. “Added benefits of the modifications would mean improved access to first grade facilities for coaching, training and aquatics all year round,” Mr Brock said.

$75 million country health plan Country health will receive $75 million from a $300 million package of commitments which will be the centrepiece of a Redmond Liberal government’s first term in office. Opposition Leader, Isobel Redmond, outlined a Redmond Liberal government’s vision for South Australia at the Liberal Party’s 2010 election launch at the Norwood Town Hall last weekend. “I have a real plan to repair South Australia’s ailing health system,” Ms Redmond said. Additional works will also be made across the state’s metropolitan and country hospitals.

Ms Redmond said she also has a plan to ensure water security in South Australia and to reinvigorate the state’s neglected education sector. Other commitments made by Ms Redmond is a $17.5 million support scheme for non-governmental schools, with another $4 million going towards extra school support officer hours.

GM ban to stay

•A re-elected Rann Labor government will extend the current moratorium on growing genetically modified crops until 2014. Environment Minister, Jay

Weatherill, said Labor had made the decision so the State’s clean, green brand could be protected – and he called on the Liberals to match the election promise. “Labor is very clear on this issue – the Liberals are all over the place,” he said. “I strongly believe South Australians have reason to fear an elected Redmond Government would overturn the moratorium and put the State at risk. “The Liberals have been very careful to leave themselves wriggle room on the issue and I think it’s time they actually made a strong commitment.”


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SAFF pushes its ‘big four’ in federal Budget The South Australian Farmers Federation (SAFF) has made a submission outlining the four main items that should be included in this year’s federal Budget. These were: • Drought funding • Funding for agriculture research and development •Support for the Murray Darling Basin • Incentives to attract and retain people in regional areas.

In releasing the submission, SAFF president, Peter White, said it was essential these issues were tackled in the 2010 Budget for both the short and long-term future of agriculture. “Sufficient drought funding is required for continuing the current arrangements in regions still ECdeclared, for drought funding and for the new federal drought policy,” Mr White said. “If agriculture is going to survive

in the long-term, more funding is needed for agriculture research and development. Control of the Murray Darling Basin must be managed at a federal level and this requires sufficient federal funding. “There is also the need for incentives to attract and retain people in regional areas, including expanding regional zone allowances and extending the first home owners grant to people buying their first farm.”

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Marine parks a ‘cruel hoax’ Proposed marine parks across South Australia have been labelled a “cruel hoax” on South Australians by Independent SA Fishing and Lifestyle Legislative Council candidate, Neil Armstrong. Mr Armstrong claims the introduction of more than 200 unmarked lockout zones within the marine park perimeters was likely to discourage recreational fishing, particularly in light of the heavy fines to be imposed for straying into one. Mr Armstrong said the parks

were likely to be terminal for many businesses, livelihoods and lifestyles, with the primary effect to prohibit fishing and aquaculture. Research conducted by Mr Armstrong indicated marine biodiversity was not at risk in South Australia, land based pollution was the biggest threat to marine conservation and the marine parks were a political ploy to pander to the radical green environmentalist groups. “The real environmentalists are Fishers, with a vested interest

in a sustainable environment/ biodiversity. One which their children can continue to enjoy and responsibly interact with,” Mr Armstrong said. “Up to 6,000 jobs and over $1000 million in the fishing, boating and associated industries are being put at risk by the introduction of these marine parks,” he said. The campaign and election strategy come after the Upper Gulf St Vincent Local Advisory Group called for public input for the soon-to-be established


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It was “Farewell Brinkworth 32” and “Welcome Brinkworth 34” on February 23, when CFS infrastructure and logistics officer, Phil Luxford, delivered a spanking new truck to this appreciative group of Brinkworth volunteers. Also in the welcome party was Region 4 Training Officer, Phil Tapscott, who drove from Port Augusta for the big occasion.

CFS trucks are replaced, on average, every 20 years but Brinkworth 32 had served the community for an extra two years. Phil Luxford gave the local boys a conducted tour’ of the truck’s features, which include a lead-filled pipe at the front to assist with balance and traction when carrying a load of water. They were cautioned not to remove it, as putting it back would be a heavy job!

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Balaklava’s Ralli Park grandstand will have bird-proof netting fitted at a combined working bee on Sunday, March 21. The netting has been donated by agricultural supplier, Tapex, through Jeremy Lomman, Balaklava-based state manager for Tapex. It is similar to that used in vineyards. Ralli Park Authority president, Andrew Michael, said it was hoped various members of the community would support the working bee – not just members of sporting clubs. The day will start about 9am. Special lifting machinery will be used to help fit the netting and also allow gutters to be cleaned. It was hoped to also cement around the bases of the new grandstand steps. Ralli Park Authority has been boosted by cash coming from the MG car club day last year and bar profits from Balaklava Show, allowing these improvements to be made. Next job on the work list is repairing and painting the grandstand seating. Volunteers should contact Andrew Michael on 0429 633 060. Balaklava Football and Netball club will be holding a working bee on the same day to prepare the oval, courts and clubrooms for the coming season.

S c h o o l f u n d i n g… . e g a r e v a w o l e b l l e ‘W C a n d o b e t t e r.’ The South Australian Government’s contribution to the education of children and young people in Non-Government schools (Catholic and Independent) is the second-lowest per student of all States and Territories. On average, the South Australian Government contributes 12.9 percent of the cost of educating a Non-Government school student, compared to a nation-wide average of 16.3 percent for all States (Productivity Commission Report 2009). Other state governments are increasing their funding to Non-Government schools while we fall further behind. Non-Government schools support and educate more than 91,000 students from a wide range of social, cultural and economic backgrounds. That is one-in-three of all students in South Australia. At senior secondary school, it rises to more than 40 percent of all students. And, it’s growing. Families at our Non-Government schools support investment in all schools and just want a fair share from their State Government.

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Upper Gulf St Vincent Marine Park between Port Gawler and Ardrossan. Marine lockout zones within the Upper Gulf St Vincent Marine Park will not be announced until after the State elections, and aim to protect areas of significant ecological importance. “Our present marine management regime and system of aquatic reserves is currently and has always been more than adequate in dealing with fishing practises and our marine biodiversity,” Mr Armstrong said.




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special feature v State Election

Port Pirie






FROME is held by Geoff Brock (Independent) with a margin of 1.7 per cent. Previously a Liberal seat, it was held by former premier, Rob Kerin until he retired, forcing a by-election in January last year. Frome stretches south east from the industrial city of Port Pirie to include the agricultural districts of the Clare and Gilbert Valleys. Apart from Port Pirie and suburbs, major population centres include Port Broughton, Clare, Crystal Brook, Snowtown, Auburn, Mintaro, Saddleworth and Riverton. It includes all of the Port Pirie Regional Council, the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council, and parts of the Northern Areas, Wakefield and Barunga West Councils. The ABC election website says: If Geoff Brock has looked after local issues, he should be able to improve his profile enough in the east of the electorate to ensure he stays ahead of Labor on the primary vote, and also attracts enough former Liberal voters to win. For the Liberal Party, this is a must win seat if they hope to win more seats than Labor.” Frome gains around 725 voters south

NOTE: Electoral Boundaries follow Suburb Locality or Council boundaries unless otherwise shown.




N the lead-up to the State election on March 20, the Plains Producer will profile candidates from the major parties. THIS week, Frome, held by Independent Geoff Brock. Next week, Goyder, Taylor and Light.


















of Port Broughton from Goyder, which on paper increases the Liberal 2-party preferred margin from 3.4 per cent in 2006 to an estimated 3.9 per cent. However, the contest in Frome has been completely change by Geoff Brock’s victory at last year’s by-election.











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Loyalty and passion at the Frome ‘coalface’ GULF ST VINCENT

GEOFF Brock swept into parliament as the Member for Frome with an upset victory as an Independent candidate, stealing the seat from the Liberal party. Geoff was raised at Wandearah, 25 kilometres south of Port Pirie. He has worked for BP Australia in Port Pirie, been manager for BP Australia at Port Augusta and operated a roadhouse at Port Augusta for three years; initially employing 17


Independent Geoff Brock

people and expanding that number to 45. Having served on local government for 20 years and taking the position as mayor of Port Pirie Regional Council for the past six years, Mr Brock has a solid background in

Hospitals will return to local community Having grown up on the family farm at Wudinna on the Eyre Peninsula, state Liberal candidate for Frome, Terry Boylan, knows rural SA and says maintaining and improving regional services in health, education, roads and securing water supply is his paramount focus should he be successful in the state election on March 20. “A Liberal government will reinstate local hospital boards to give country communities control over local health services and invest in our regions to provide better roads,” Mr Boylan said. Communication and understanding is what Mr Boylan believes are important traits as liberal candidate for Frome. “The local MP must be accessible to his constituents,” he said. With a commitment to have an office in Port Pirie and the Clare area, Mr Boylan said he will also travel the electorate, speaking to the people in Frome and listening to their concerns and issues to gain a better understanding of what needs to be done to make things better in Frome. “Rural South Australians are facing more challenges today than ever. “We need a strong team player in parliament who can deliver for our area “People are telling me they’ve been let down by a lack of water security, let

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serving a community. Mr Brock’s concerns for Frome are wide and varied. Security of local water supplies and the lack of long-term planning for our future water requirements, health, maintaining and improving

A Liberal government will reinstate local hospital boards to give country communities control over health services and invest in our regions to provide better roads

down by a lack of health services and let down by the state of our roads.” Listening to the people’s voice is what Mr Boylan says is vital. “These are the issues critical to people’s lives and that I will fight to deliver. Staying loyal to his home roots, Mr Boylan is adamant to defend regional South Australia. “The current government has ignored regional South Australians and I want to be part of a team that gives them a better deal”. Mr Boylan has been a police officer for about 25 years and works in Port Pirie as an operations sergeant.

education and facilities, improving 0 5 10 20 30 road infrastructure are just a few of the Kilometres issues Mr Brock hopes to address. “There are many more issues, however we must work together to be able to plan a ‘long-term’ strategy for our communities needs,” he said. “A candidate should be available to the people at any time and should ensure they get a better understanding of their areas of responsibility, by getting out and ‘feeling’the area at the

‘coal face’.” With the future in mind, 40 Mr Brock said his way of tackling issues concerning Frome will be done with loyalty and passion. “I am very loyal, passionate about assisting people – passionate about our youth and their future. “I am not constrained by ‘party lines or politics’, but directed and influenced by the people and my discussions with them as I travel the electorate.”

Long-term plan to build economy, deliver for families AUSTRALIAN Labor Party candidate for Frome, John Rohde, has almost lived his entire life in the electorate, having grown up on the family farm near Marrabel. Mr Rohde said his reason for contesting the seat of Frome in the up-coming state election on March 20 is “to deliver for families and effectively represent the electorate to get results.” As an active member of the community and board member of the Mid North Regional Health Service, Mr Rohde said health in the state is just one of the important issues he wishes to tackle if successful in the election. “Health, law and order, education and the environment are important to me and I want to work with community support to ensure the Frome electorate continues to be strong, safe, fair, healthy, smart and green,” Mr Rohde said. With a strong commitment to his team, Mr Rodhe insists long-term planning is vital for success. “I am proud to be part of the Rann team setting out a long-term plan to build a stronger economy and delivering jobs for country families. “The recent State Budget directly supports nearly 14,000 jobs and secures the jobs of many more South Australians as we continue investing in building schools, hospitals, roads and a desalination plant for South Australia,” he said.

I want to be part of the government that can address the needs of the people today and meet the challenges of tomorrow.

John Rohde

Along with his political views, Mr Rohde is also the chairman and station manager at Trax FM community radio station and a participant in the inaugural South Australian Community Regional Leadership Program. “Being a part of this leadership program gives me a better understanding of the issues facing rural and regional South Australia.” Mr Rohde said his rural up-bringing also gives him more knowledge of issues in the area.“Having grown up in a small country community, I want to work to ensure the voices of country people are heard “I want to be part of the government that can address the needs of the people today and meet the challenges of tomorrow.”


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Savings in cash and water with $200 home rebate Balaklava Electronics is doing their bit for conserving water in the local community with its sale of front loader washing machines and a variety of Davey Pumps. Owner Jeff Karklins said helping his customers save water and money is priority. “The front loader washer can be purchased with the $200 SA Water Home rebate for every customer,” Jeff said. Balaklava Electronics also has a selection of Davey water system products, including the Davey Home Pressure System to suit virtually every home and budget. “The Davey pumps are of very good quality and a lot are designed and manufactured in Australia,” Jeff said. Available in store is Davey’s new Torrium home pressure system which can automatically adapt to changing conditions with its in-built titanium mounted ‘brain’ that can out-smart

everyday problems.With fewer installation and maintenance issues, the Davey Torrium home pressure system is worth checking out. Also helping customers in water conservation is Balaklava Electronics selection of Davey electric transfer pumps. Manufactured to the highest standards and offering high efficient and long operating life is the XF192 model, available with silicon carbide seals and thermotection, which automatically stops the pump if the water in the casing exceeds 85 degrees celcius. Thermotection automatically resets when the temperature falls below 65 degrees celcius. n Balaklava Electronics offers full local service and guarantees you will save water and money should you purchase the range of Davey products they have in store at 28 George street, Balaklava. Phone 8862 1552

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PEOPLE OF THE PLAINS v District n Former Balaklava resident Robert Dunn was presented with a certificate last month admitting him as alumni of Sydney University – due to his early study at the conservatorium as well as his success as a musician. Robert pursued a music career in Sydney for about 50 years as a professional violinist and viola player.

n Balaklava’s Sharon Munce is getting about town on her new tricycle. Sharon is very proud of her new trike,which features an electric motor to assist pedalling. No licence is required for these machines.

n WHAT better pair than Balaklava High School head students Casey Michael and Kane Williams to “attack” the heads of teachers James Champ and AJ Wood in one of many fund-raisers for the Leukaemia Foundation’s “World’s Greatest Shave”. The big chop took place yesterday. n Kara Backman, (nee Simpson) formerly of Port Wakefield and Jethro Backman formerly of Saddleworth, welcomed Alyssa Kaye Backman on January 28, weighing 7 pounds 14 ounces. Grandparents are Wayne Backman and Michelle Alexander, formerly of Saddleworth and Dianne Simpson, of Port Wakefield and Graham Simpson, of Owen.

n P R O U D LY d i s p l a y i n g their catch of blue crabs caught at Port Hughes are Samuel, Thomas and Joshua Michael.

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NEWS v Brinkworth

Caring for our country

Millie pushing to preserve grasses


n the early 90s, Millie Nicholls knew little about the grasses that grew on the Nicholls’ property near Brinkworth. “We had lots of native grasses on our place and I wanted to know what they were,” Millie said. Her curiosity has led to countless hours work with the Mid North Grasslands Working Group, educating landowners about native grasses, how to preserve and increase them, and how the grasses can be beneficial. In recognition of her work, Millie was named recipient of the Australian Government Individual Landcare Award for SA this year, and last year received the Premier’s NRM individual landcare award. It was 15 years ago when Millie first began working with native grasses, and 10 years ago when the grasslands group was established. Millie studied botany at university before working with WWF one day a week for three years with grasslands in the local area. Despite growing up locally, Millie found while she could identify several types of trees, grasses were an entirely different story. When she embarked on her research, it was uncommon for a landowner to focus on native grasses.

“There are still challenges,” Millie said. “People don’t know what’s native and what’s not. “They don’t know the difference or the different ways of managing grasses.” Millie said many of the native grasses were summer-growing grasses, while introduced species tended to be winter growing. “If you’ve got good native grassland, you’ve got green feed in summer and winter,” she said. “It benefits the whole ecosystem, including birds and insects, and native grasses can be quite productive - as productive as any introduced species.” And because most properties already have native grasses, it’s simply a case of nurturing what’s there. The Mid North Grasslands Working Group regularly sends out newsletters to 350 people, and has held field days, workshops and identification days or landholders. Millie said she would spend about two days each week dedicated to her grasslands work, and can see the benefits not only for the property, but also for local wildlife. “Where we live on the edge of the Clare hills we have a lot of birds, and enjoy having wildlife around and want to encourage it,” Millie said.

Libs promise more help for growers Virginia Horticulture Centre could get a funding boost of $400,000 if a Redmond Liberal government is elected in the coming State elections. A Liberal government would inject the money over four years to allow the Virginia Horticulture Centre to expand its ‘SA Grown’ program in which produce grown locally is branded with ‘SA Grown’ labelling. Opposition leader Isobel Redmond

said South Australia grew fantastic high quality produce but it was not always easy to know what was South Australian grown and what was not locally produced. “Given the chance, I’m sure most South Australians would rather support local jobs by buying local produce and the Liberals’ commitment will make it easier for consumers to do this,” Ms Redmond said.

Plains Producer, Thursday March 11, 2010

n MILLIE Nicholls at home amidst local grasses.

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SPORT v BPS Swimming Carnival

C a r n i v a l re s u lt s Balaklava Primary School held its swimming carnival on Friday, February 26 at the Balaklava Pool. Family and friends filled the undercover area, watching students compete in events. Dalkey came in first with 222.5 points, Preston following closely with 207.5, Cameron third with 138.5 and Brightwood not too far behind with 126.5 points. No records were broken on the day.

MUM’S Sandy Burden, Trudy Redpath and Rebecca Dixon watch the swimming action in the middle size pool. BELOW: Kon Tomouras in action during a class activity in the big pool. ZAC Scholz powers his way to the finish during one of the boys’ freestyle races.

HARRISON Lemon wades across the middle size pool in a hoop activity. BELOW: Owen Vasey dives in the big pool during a class activity.

ABOVE: Bradley Davey launches into the water. RIGHT: Daniel Artis-Nicholson dives in during a freestyle race.

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SPORT v SAPSASA carnival

Young athletes step up in summer carnival Balaklava hosted the SAPSASA Summer Carnival last Thursday, where teams from the Clare and Burra groups visited, playing softball, cricket and tennis against the Balaklava group.


Three groups played softball on the High School oval, with Balaklava winning the final against Clare – 12 runs to seven. All the girls played their best, learning lots of new skills. Everyone had a great day! – Marty Brice

Well done to the juniors who did their best in very hot conditions. – Louise Michael


The Balaklava SAPSASA hub cricket team took on the rest of the mid north district teams on Thursday March 2, in a two game knockout competition to see who would

represent the mid north in the playoffs in Adelaide later in the month. The Balaklava hub team was made up from boys from Owen, Horizon, and Balaklava Schools. The boys were just defeated on both occasions. However we will be back next year bigger and better. – Chris Allen

LEFT: Riley Chapman, makes a run for Balaklava during the SAPSASA cricket match against the Clare hub team. BELOW: Wicket keeper Will Pratt, from the Clare hub team, delivers the ball to the bowler.


The Balaklava SAPSASA tennis hub hosted teams from Clare and Burra districts last Thursday. Teams each had six boys and six girls, with the children playing a singles and doubles against each hub team. Balaklava lost to Burra 108 and to Clare 14-4, and Clare defeated Burra 12-6. Many sets were tiebreakers with all players trying hard against strong opposition. The Balaklava team was made up of: Dillon Michael, Jake Michael, Tait Nottle, Zac Scholz, Leon Raether, Daniel Mumford, Brooke Wilson, Ashleigh Williams, Tash Greenshields, Kristy Selleck, Sarah Heaslip and Jessica Heaslip. Dillon, Tait, Brooke and Ashleigh have been asked to try out for the district team to go to Adelaide in term four.

AMY Langdon bats for the Balaklava SAPSASA softball side.

LEFT: David Giles bowls for the Clare hub team. BELOW: Ben Cross, from the Clare hub team bowls to a Balaklava batter.

THE Balaklava SASPSASA softball girls high five their opponents after the game.

THE Balaklava SAPSASA softball team, back from left: Hayley Sellar, Tayla Roberts, Kelsey Wedding, Chelsea McPharlin, Madison Merry, coach Marty Brice, Georgia McArdle, Lexie Tiller, Carly Williams, Amy Langdon, front: Kirrily White, Lacee McPharlin, Alyssa Allen, Tayla Williams and Aleisha Michael. Plains Producer, Thursday March 11, 2010


SPORT v Wooroora Bowls

Get set for finals fury! Balaklava, Riverton play it again as Hamley and Owen clash

n ABOVE: Mallala Black’s Keith McDonald shows his team mate the best line during the Division Two White match against Wasleys on Saturday. n RIGHT: Young Wasleys bowler Josh Bowman draws back to bowl.

The minor round is over – now for the finals! Inclement weather conditions were experienced last weekend as the last minor round of the Wooroora Association’s season was played out. Some sides’ seasons were already over with finals’ participation no longer a chance while other sides were involved in battles for a final four spot or an improved position within a the final four. Owen and Riverton suffer losses in Division One The key match last weekend saw Riverton host Balaklava in a match where whichever side won would take a psychological advantage into the first semi-final next week. On this occasion, Balaklava gained the win defeating Riverton by a margin of eight shots. The surprise result of the round saw Mallala upset Owen by nine shots despite having only one rink up. Port Wakefield took out

By John Glistak WWBA secretary the final match against Wasleys by fourteen shots. Hamley Bridge had the bye in this last round. The final four remained unchanged with Hamley Bridge well ahead of Owen followed closely by Riverton and Balaklava. In next Saturday’s semi-finals, the second semi-final will feature Hamley Bridge against Owen, while the first semi-final sees Riverton and Balaklava meet for the second week in a row. Owen and Hamley Bridge have met only once during the season – the other match cancelled due to heat – with Owen winning that match by thirty three shots. While Owen will be buoyed by that result, Hamley Bridge has extensive finals’ experience and this will come to the fore in this semi-final clash. Hamley Bridge would be expected to win and move directly into the Grand Final. Balaklava has defeated River-

ton twice this season and will be keen to inflict another loss upon Riverton. However, if Riverton is able to produce its best form, the result could go in their favour. Division One: March 6 – Balaklava 76(10) (T. Clifford 19, P. Thompson 29, S. Hawke 28) def. Riverton 68 (2) (N. Rogers 25, D. Willmott 21, M. Griffiths 22); Mallala 77(8) (P. Furst 23, K. Roberts 19, J. Evans 35) def. Owen 68(4) (G. Harkness 25, N. Harkness 23, B. Parker 20); Port Wakefield 88(11) (R. McQuire 23, G. McPharlin 33, O. Eglinton 32) def. Wasleys 74(1) (J. Kieboom 22, G. Rendell 20, D. McQuade 32) Division One Standings – Hamley Bridge 152(285); Owen 120(92); Riverton 108(121); Balaklava 104(105); Port Wakefield 72(-148); Mallala 70(-173); Wasleys 48(-282) Division One: March 13– 2nd Semi-Final: Hamley Bridge vs Owen (at Balaklava), 1st SemiFinal: Riverton vs Balaklava (at Hamley Bridge). Matches start at 1 pm.

Top four finally settled in Two Red A number of Division Two Red sides were vying for final four positions going into last weekend’s matches. Hamley Red, in comfortably defeating Riverton White, grabbed the double chance relegating Riverton White back to third spot. The main interest, however, was to see which side – Hamley White or Owen, or possibly Balaklava Red – would take fourth spot. Hamley Bridge had a difficult task against Division leaders Port Wakefield Blue, eventually losing their match by a comfortable margin. Meanwhile, Owen travelled to Balaklava Red for their match returning with a 12 shot win over their opponents. This win was eventually sufficient to give Owen the last spot in the four. In the final match, Balaklava White was too strong for Tarlee. This weekend’s semi-finals will see Port Wakefield Blue play Hamley Red in the second semi-final and Riverton White play Owen in the first semi-final. Hamley Red was successful in their only match against Port Wakefield Blue during the season, but finals pressure should ensure a much closer result in this clash.

Riverton has had a narrow win and a draw against Owen this season and with recent form for both sides somewhat inconsistent, another tight result very likely. Division Two Red: March6 – Balaklava White 65(12) (M. Olsen 24, E. Cunningham 22, C. Milton 19) def. Tarlee 50(0) (D. Meyers 16, D. Branson 20, F. Gorey 14); Hamley Red 80(12) (J. Bell 32, G. Schilling 27, J. Tily 21) def. Riverton White 49(0) (J. Glistak 11, G. Stone 20, P. Kelly 17); Port Wakefield Blue 84(12) (R. McGregor 26, P. Fontaine 28, A. Williams 30) def. Hamley White 50(0) (L. Stott 19, A. Fyfe 19, B. Morris 12); Owen 82(0) (I. Freebairn 12, P. Sullivan 30, L. Beaty 40) def. Balaklava Red 70(2) (L. Harkness 30, K. Cottle 20, B. Philp 20). Division Two Red Standings – Port Wakefield Blue 157(184); Hamley Red 150(194); Riverton White 141(33.25); Owen 134(58); Balaklava White 124(27.75); Hamley White 124(-24); Balaklava Red 115(-58); Tarlee 111(-72) Division Two Red: March 13 – 2nd Semi-Final: Port Wakefield Blue vs Hamley Red (at Balaklava), 1st Semi-Final: Riverton White vs Owen (at Hamley Bridge). Matches start at 1 pm.

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n Brian Whyte, Mallala applauds a bowl as team mates Colin Dunlop and Maurice Secomb watch play.

Riverton White grabs fourth spot Two matches were of interest in Two White last Saturday. In the first, Mallala White secured second spot following their comfortable victory over Balaklava White. The other match saw Riverton Black gain fourth spot at the expense of Port Wakefield Gold after winning that match by a narrow five shots. Mallala Black had a comfortable win over Wasleys in the final match of the round. The second semi-final will see Mallala Black play Mallala White. So far this season, Mallala Black has won both of its matches against Mallala White and a similar result is expected

again this weekend. Balaklava Blue play Riverton Black in the first semi-final with Balaklava Blue having won both of their matches against Riverton Black this season, the most recent by one shot. Another close result is anticipated in this clash with the eventual outcome not likely to be determined until perhaps the last few ends. Division Two White: March 6 – Mallala White 88(10) (G. Forrest 31, J. Curnow 33, B. Hill 24) def. Balaklava Blue 51(2) (K. Harkness 13, B. Barr 13, R. McPharlin 25); Mallala Black 87(12) (K. McDonald 25, M. King 25, G. Donlon 37) def. Wasleys 51(0)

(S. Wendland 20, J. McDougall 17, G. Harvey 14); Riverton Black 72(10) (R. Schulz 30, B. Prime 17, P. Gates 25) def. Port Wakefield Gold 67(2) (T. Sharman 21, A. Carslake 24, T. Jones 22) Division Two White Standings – Mallala Black 145(203); Mallala White 125(24); Balaklava Blue 109(47); Riverton Black 93(-69.75); Port Wakefield Gold 89(-79); Wasleys 62(-374.25) Division Two White: March 13 – 2nd Semi-Final: Mallala Black vs Mallala White (at Mallala), 1st SemiFinal: Balaklava Blue vs Riverton Black (at Hamley Bridge). Matches start at 1 pm.

Plains Producer, Thursday March 11, 2010

SPORT v Basketball

KYM Simon, Young Guns passes into the ring during the men’s division game on Friday night.

Hannah Clark, Hamley Bridge shoots for goal over Bulldog opponent Fiona Tiller in the women’s division one

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Bulldogs 32 (T.Olsen 12, J.Brice 9, M.Olsen 7) def Sonics 31 (J.Walker 14, B.Michael 6, N.Yates 6). Young Guns 28 (J.Rowland 11, G.Page 9, L.Wright 6) def Redlegs 26 (C.Price 9, B.Shepherd 7, D.Hill 5).

Hamley Bridge 47 (H.Clark 13, H.Connell 8, L.Read 8) def Bulldogs 21 (K.Williams 9, J.Taylor 6, S.Moulds 4). Long Plains 32 (J.Fiebig 13, J.Robertson 7, K.Blackwell 7) def Lightning 28 (A.Wilson 9, K.McArdle 4, A.Simon 4).

men’s division 2 Hawks 40 (S .Noack 17, N .Forrest 8, S.Goodfellow 6) def Eagles 27 (M.Smith 9, P.Kowalick 9, D.Smith 4). Meercats 54 (K.Bomford 18, B.Traill 18, A.Pratt 16) def Owen 41 (P.Clark 13, B.Moreton 7, J.Smith 7).

division 1 Boys Mavericks 52 (J.Henderson 20, L.Williams 16, P.McMillan 8) def Bulldogs 20 (J.Sharman 6, C.Ruiz 5, T.Lawson 4). Owen 34 (K.Robinson 10, B.Moreton 9, J.Smith 6) def Broncos 32 (L.Guy 14, R.McPharlin 13, T.Shepherd 5).

division 2 Boys Magics 62 (J.Taylor 22, H.Veitch 18, T.Michael 9) def Owen 23 (R.Konzag 12, M.Woollatt 11). Bulldogs 51 (T.Williams 12, J.Zilm 10, H.Greenshields 8) def Bulls 28 (J.Butterfield 13, C.McPharlin 10, R.Harrison 2).

division 3 Boys Pistons 55 (Z.Scholz 18, J.Michael 17, J.Butterfield 16) def Bullets 24 (D.Mumford 10, C.Arbon 6, L.Speissegger 6). Owen 55 (J.Harkness 24, J.Wedding 19, J.Pratt 8) def Bulldogs 40 (T.Nottle 28, B.Taylor 8, Q.McKay 2).

division 4 Boys

ABOVE: Chad Ruiz, Luke Williams and Dylan Pfeiffer watch the action. LEFT: Alice Turner and Amanda Abberley give the competition a thumbs up. RIGHT: Kayla Smith and Sophie Reinhardt.

It couldn’t have been much better in the division one men. There’s only two points separating the young Guns and Redlegs, and one point the Bulldogs and Sonics. Sonics must be feeling terrible – only one point between going on and packing up. If Young Guns win now, the bulldog club no longer have a mortgage on the men’s final. The game this week should be a spectacle. Young Ben Shepherd was in the action last week, and if he can continue on with his good form and Dallas Hill can match the strength of Michael Olsen, they may just get there. Bulldogs look good. Dribbler reckons offence will be the way if Redlegs are to win, while defence will be the winning way for Bulldogs. Meercats look to have stamped their mark on the division two men’s competition. Dribbler reckons that The Hawks will be the only ones who can topple them. Their two Sams were on fire in Friday night’s game, and should be too good for Owen this week.

Division 1 Girls Storm 31 (R.McPharlin 18, T.Lawson 10, E.Taylor 2) def Long Plains 15 (K.Taylor 8, H.McArdle 4, S.Peters 2). Redlegs 43 (J.Angle 15, K.Cmrlec 10, T.Nottle 10) def Owen 27 (B.Wedding 17, K.Graham 8, T.Smith 2).

Division 2 Girls Pacers 23 (C.Guy 8, A.Michael 8, T.Durdin 4) def Suns 16 (B.Kocch 11, S.Tiller 2, A.Davey 2). Bulldogs 38 (A.Williams 14, C.Pringle 8, T.Williams 6) def Spurs 27 (T.White 15, S.Faehrmann 8, S.Tiller 4).

Division 3 Girls Falcons 24 (K.White 15, L.Tiller 6, T.Bigg 4) def Rowans 16 (G.McArdle 14, T.Graham 2). The Breezers 26 (K.Wedding 16, R.Dunstan 4, K.Lloyd 2) def Nuggets 11 (K.Gregory 11).

Owen 32 (T.Munzer 18, C.Lane 6, J.Tiller 6) def Long Plains 7 (N .McArdle 6, I.Pepe 1). Bulldogs 24 (S.Carslake 10, T.Moulds 8, W.Dixon 4) def Sonics 13 (A.Lawless 5, S.Michael 4, S.Speissegger 2).

Plains Producer, Thursday March 11 , 2010

Adelaide Plains Basketball Report By Three Points

Long Plains and Hamley Bridge showed they are the two teams in the division one women. Alexandra Wilson showed a bit in Lightning’s loss, and if she can keep it up – along with Alex Simon –the Hamley girls will have a game on their hands. Long Plains’ three pointers made the difference and if either teams hope to beat them they need to sharpen up their three point shooting. Luckily for Lightning, Alexandra often posted up strongly and didn’t allow the two tall Fiebig girls command of the board. Both teams have a good mix of size, strength and fitness so this week’s clash should be a sizzler. Division two women was not the spectacle it should have been – the wind seemed to affect the scores. Tess Lawson was in top form and gave Storm a good lead. If she is as strong this week, Thunder may just bomb

out. Eleven is a pretty low score for any grade, and they will need to score better if they are to have any hope. Dribbler can’t work out why more women don’t drive as he reckons those who do either score or get fouled. The Redleg division one girls made their point on the scoreboard this week, letting Owen know they want to win. Jessica Angel lifted her game and the team was focussed. Dribbler reckons Owen will weather the Storm next week even though Renee McPharlin and Tess Lawson are formidable. The two Williams girls, Ashleigh and Tayla, stamped their mark on the girls division two trophy, and will be hard to beat by either Spurs or Pacers. Their clash this week should be a close one. Dribbler reckons Spurs if Sarah Tiller shows her finals style. The division three girl’s games was really about how good each main player was for their team. Georgia Mcardle fired and nearly gave the Owen Rowans a win. Kelsey Wedding dominated in


Division 2 Women Storm 30 (T.Lawson 10, C.Barlow 9, H.Simmonds 6) def Redlegs 13 (A.Trench 6, M.Cruse 5, D.Slok 2). Cats 16 (S.Mugge 10, R.Stephens 9, K.Hitch 4) def Thunder 11 (S.VanKleef 3, K.Hamdorf 2, C.Haynes 2).

Friday Night Lights

Preliminary to be played on Friday March 12 TIME


S/T 7.30pm

S/T 8.30pm






Div 3 Boys

Div 2 Girls

Div 3 Boys

Div 4 Boys

Bulldogs vs Pistons

Spurs vs Pacers

Nuggets vs Falcons

Sonics vs Owen





Div 1 Boys

Div 1 Girls

Div 2 Boys

Broncos vs Mavericks

Owen vs Storm

Bulls vs Magics




Mens Div

Women Div 1

Men Div 2

Women Div 2

Redlegs vs Bulldogs

Lightning vs Hamley

Owen vs Hawks

Thunder vs Storm





S/T = Scorer and Timer to be provided by the club listed SET UP: Seats, Score Benches, Backboards, Time Clock (Ct 1), Rubbish Bins – Balaklava PACK UP: Seats, Score Benches, Backboards, Time Clock (Ct 1), Rubbish Bins – Bulldogs, Hawks

the other game to make the Breezers from Owen the favourites for the grand final. The other Nuggets will need to score and Keisha will have to outscore Kirrily if they are to continue. Dribbler remarked how different were the games between these teams on Friday night in comparison to the first games of the season. These youngsters have certainly improved. Owen were given a scare in division one boys, and won’t be resting if they know what’s best. Dribbler reckons that the mavericks versus Broncos next week will be the junior game of the night. Jason Henderson hit his straps, and with Luke Williams and the other Mavericks will be fast and furious this week. I think the umpires may have their hands full as the Broncos look like they really want to get to the grand final and will pull out all stops to get there. The winners of the division two boys certainly outclassed and outscored their opponents. They were both great games with plenty of shots going in. Harrison Veitch had an ‘on’ night, and along with Jordan Taylor made it look too easy. Dribbler reckons Caleb McPharlin’s dedication will make the difference and we will see the Bulls overcome the Magics this week. It was high scoring again in the division three boy’s games, with both the Pistons and Owen scoring fifty five. Tait Nottle scored an amazing twenty eight points but it wasn’t enough. Dribbler reckons these teams need to learn better defence, and also how to use the post player more. But then what does he know?! His season is over now. It is for a number of teams but the basketball is not. Let’s hope they will all show up to support and encourage their friends in the other teams. See you on Friday.


SPORT v Tennis Premiership table:

Lo w er N or th te nn is ac t io n BELOW: Brett Davies, Owen/Grace Plains serves up during his singles match against Travis Nicholls (below right). RIGHT: Nantawarra’s Sascha Tiller races in to get this forehand during her singles match.


Pts % 26 98.63 20 73.08 14 41.03 12 43.59 4 26.03 2 19.23 Pts % 26 90.41 18 62.82 17 62.16 10 39.74 7 31.08 0 13.70 Pts % 26 88.46 18 69.23 16 70.51 6 34.72 6 22.39 4 10.96

Semi-finals played at Balaklava on Saturday morning: Division 1 – Owen v Balaklava Gold, Balaklava Green v Mallala. Division 2 – Balaklava Gold v Mallala, Two Wells v Balaklava Green. Division 3 – Balaklava Green v Hamley Bridge, Two Wells v Balaklava Gold.

mid north

ABOVE: Travis Nicholls, Nantawarra cracks a forehand down the line. RIGHT: Sonia Angus, Owen/Grace Plains about to serve.

Balaklava night

It had to happen, but Terriers captain Scott McDonald wasn’t prepared for their loss to third placed Helen Barry’s Poodles 4-27 to 2-22. But the biggest upset was Terriers Nick Durdin and Leonie Selleck losing their first set toegther for the season to Helen and the super fill-in Geoff Gardner! Leonie was still in shock after that, with Helen’s consistency cleaning her up. Nick regrouped momentarily to have a big win with wife Tammy, but then crashed in the mens with Scott. Scott and Tammy won their set together in a long tiebreaker over Gary Wilson and Julia Hoskin with some great rallies seen. But experience over youth prevailed as Gary took the next two sets, and Julia took one to show those youngsters just how it’s done! Gards thoroughly enjoyed his night out and was in awe of his new team mates. This loss has relegated the Terriers to second spot, but they’ll still play in the big one this week. Suspicious dirty marks, and others looking very much like Marty’s fingerprints, were detected on the scoresheet of Marty Brice’s Mastiffs and the absent Joyful Ryan’s Beagles, with the Beagles scraping through to win 3-30 to 3-21. Mastiffs Adam Pratt and opponent Chris Curnow once again had a battle supreme, with a 5-3 and 2 tiebreakers played, ending one tie each. Opponent Marty and Darren Scholz also featured in two tiebrakers each ending one apiece, so the majority of matches were close. Cherie Taylor made her season debut for Joyful and luckily remembered her glasses! Cherie eased into her short season with a 3-5, and then was unlucky to lose a tiebreaker with Darren. But Cherie, with the superstar Tanya Greenshields, possibly caused the suspicious dirty marks by defeating Di Taylor and Cherie Cmrlec in a dakdropper! Scholzy and Chris went down to Marty and Adam in a very cunning tiebreak set, but Marty nearly had a meltdown when he heard the girls score! Cherie C and Di raised their shorts but hung their heads and graciously left the courts. Enough said. The final match saw Andrew Lane’s Boxers come flying home, but too late she cried, with a 4-29 to 2-20 win over Marie Heaslip’s Spaniels. The Boxers were assisted by superstar Derek Friedrichs who taunted his young opponent, Nathan Greenshields. Spaniels Nathan and Marie nearly pipped Freddo and Josie Thompson but were unlucky to lose a tight tiebreaker. Seeing as Freddo does Marie’s head in and was taunting Nathan, the Spaniels pair did very well! Sets were dead level after the first two, but Andrew got the whip out from under his bed and cracked it! Partner Helen Durdin was too scared not to hit winners and had a big win with Andrew. Even Andrew’s steely opponent Don Veitch, who has seen a lot in his time, was flustered! Spaniel’s Lisa Redpath ended well with a win with Marie, but had a middle-set slump with Don. The division two match between Chris Allen’s Greyhounds and the absent Bec Houston’s Setters saw the only other dakdropper for the night, with the Greyhound girls Fran Henderson and Lorraine Jenner baring all to Dylan Smith and Cherie Cleary. Dylan has required therapy this week and Cherie has


made herself unavailable for the rest of the season! Fran and David Northcott started with a bang, so to speak, having a good win over Peter Rohrlach and Dylan, whilst Jarek Flight and Cherie won their set together over Chris and Lorraine. Jarek continued on his winning way, this time with Dylan, whilst Lorraine got her revenge in a win with David. So it was down to the last two with the Greyhounds actually leading by one game. The Setters pounced after hearing Laney’s whip next door, and won both, much to the Greyhounds annoyance. Chris and Jarek had a consistent matchup with every one of their sets being a 5-3! Bec would’ve been proud of her team! Final score Setters 4-27 to Greyhounds 2-21. The final match saw Suzy McDonald’s Whippets defeat Diane Gregor’s unlucky Dalmatians 4-29 to 2-20. The first two sets were fairly one-sided ending one apiece, with the Dalmatians thinking they had a chance with super fill-in Shaz Pike playing. Shaz and Glenda Shepherd won their set, then Shaz and Chris Brownlie won their set, but tragedy struck as Diane and Shaz lost a tense tiebreaker to Nicole Parker and yet another fill-in Luke Williams. Diane did well as she had to face youngster Luke all night and eventually his younger but less sexy legs won out! Whippets much improved Shaun Northcott, had a good battle against Glenda with every set being a 6-2! Suzy was most pleased with her team and has them placed nicely in second spot. So this week is the big grand final and matches are as follows: DIVISION 1 1 v 2 – Beagles v Terriers, courts 2 and 3 (grand finalists); 3 v 4 – Poodles v Boxers courts 4 and 5 (runners-up); 5 v extra – Mastiffs v Bulldogs courts 5 and 6 (dogs bodies); 6 v 7 Spaniels v Pugs courts 7 and 8 (wooden spooners). DIVISION 2 1 v 2 – Setters v Whippets, courts 1 and 2 (grand finalists); 3 v 4 – Greyhounds v Dalmatians, courts 8 and 9 (wooden spooners). Presentations and supper will be on afterwards in the clubrooms so please stay and mingle! Good luck to all teams and thankyou to the Bulldogs players for making up the extra division one team – the campers will be thinking of you!

Lower north

Dalkey 15-106 d Long Plains 7-75. Ladies Singles: Stacey Bell L Rebecca Pym 6-2, Joanne Humphrys L Leah Tynan 6-0, Carolyn Koch L Karen Tynan 6-2, Yvonne Bell L Alison Pym 6-1, Cassandra Bell d Kirsty Sammons 6-1, Penny Barnett d Kirstyn Rundle 6-1. Mens Singles: George Gregory d James Rundle 6-1, Luke Wedding d Peter Pym 6-2, Richard Gregory d Ben Pym 6-2, Lyall Haynes d Karl Algar 6-2, Samuel Wedding d Nick Algar 6-3, Louie Surace d Paul Sharer 6-1. Owen/Grace Plains 14-113 def Nantawarra 10-82. Ladies Singles: Sonia Angus L Kirsty Williams 6-0, Leonie Selleck d Symonn Hutton 6-2, Bess Marshman L Sascha Tiller 6-4, Chris Daniel d Alison Baum

6-3, Kathy Harkness d Abbie Tiller 6-0, Jacki Baker d Julie Krieg 6-2. Mens Singles: Brett Davies L Travis Nicholls 7-5, Adam Pratt d Wade Taylor 6-0, Robert Lloyd L Richard Maxwell 6-4, Ben Marshman d Darren Woodroofe 6-0, Andrew Pratt d Matthew Hoepner 6-1, Craig Soweby d Ashley Kreig 6-0. Lower Northern Tennis Assoication Semi Final Results - Saturday March 6. In the first semi final at Mallala, Owen/Grace Plains defeated Nantawarra 14-113 to 10-82. In the second semi final at Hamley Bridge, Dalkey defeated Long Plains 15-106 to 7-75. The top ladies and mens doubles weren’t completed due to rain. This weekends preliminary final is to be played at Long Plains between Long Plains and Owen/Grace Plains. The winner to meet Dalkey in the Grand Final. Matches to commence at 1:00pm. Spectators welcome. Happy Hitting, Ben Pym, President LNTA.

Lower North juniors

DIVISION 1: Owen 6-36 def. Mallala 0-7 Robert Lloyd def Trent Graham 6-0 Kieren Robinson def Douglas Howard 6-1 Charles Fry def Josh Watson 6-2 Daniel Brewster def Hannah Jenkin 6-1 Hamley Bridge 3-23 def. Balaklava Gold 3-22 Joanne Humphrys def Tate Michael 6-1 Cassandra Bell def Casey Michael 6-2 Tristan Bell lost to Jordan Taylor 3-6 Claire Humphrys lost to Hedley Greenshields 1-6 Balaklava Green 6-36 def. Long Plains 0-9 Ben Heaslip def Nick Curnow 6-0 Ben Michael def Cory Sharer 6-5 Dylan Fahey def Carissa Daniel 6-0 Callum Michael def Amy Daniel 6-0 DIVISION 2: Two Wells 4-29 def. Mallala 2-19 Shannen Weir lost to Laura Jarmyn 2-6 Tegan Breen def Mark Jenkin 6-0 Jamee Seccafien def Rachel Dunstan 6-1 Renee Seccafien def Edward Parsons 6-4 Balaklava Gold 6-36 def. Long Plains 0-9 Cody Scott def Riley Curnow 6-2 Marni Greenshields def Taylor Fabry 6-1 Henry Lane def Hollie Speyer 6-1 Dillon Michael def Hannah McArdle 6-2 Balaklava Green 6-36 def. Hamley Bridge 0-11 Sam VanKleef def Leon Raether 6-1 Josh Appleby def Alex Haines 6-1 Hannah Hoepner def Jessica Sellars 6-3 Jake Michael def Sarah Haines 6-4 DIVISION 3: Balaklava Gold 6-36 def. Owen 0-14 Gemma Freebairn def Jared Pratt 6-1 Daniel Mumford def Sophie Parker 6-5 Tayla Williams def Meghan Baker 6-2 Tom Lane def Cecily Gameau 6-1 Two Wells 6-36 def. Hamley Bridge 0-12 Jamie Humphrys def Daniel Gregory 6-1 Madeleine Seccafien def Amy Humphrys 6-1 Matthew Lange def Amy McCabe 6-3 Megan Hatch def Kimberley Sellars 6-0 Balaklava Green 6-36 def. Mallala 0-10 Taylar Durdin def Jackson Furst 6-3 Todd Sholz def Lachlan Strudwicke 6-1 Kristy Selleck def Alex Howard 6-0 Sarah Heaslip def Dylan Ferris 6-0 DIVISION 4: Balaklava Green 5-31 def. Two Wells 1-14 Tyson Lamond def Tarsha Briscoe 6-0 Toby Michael lost to Natisha Eastman 1-6 Billy West def Macey Briscoe 6-1, Lori Allen def Monica Baker 6-1, Owen def Balaklava Gold on forfeit.

Results from March 6. Balaklava 14-122 d Clare 10-103. Ladies Singles: Melissa Moulds d Sharryn Daly 6-1, Helen Barry d Lisa Bennie 6-3, Pauline Hill d Brittany Daly 6-1, Shaz Pike d Casey Knight 7-5, Shelly Lamond d Sue Dobbs 6-2, Angela Battle d Maddie Jacka 7-6. Mens Singles: Derek Friedricks L Mark West 6-2, Rick Lamond d Matt Dane 6-2, Phil Barry d Andrew Noack 7-6, Scott McDonald L Matt linn 6-2, Andrew Michael L Reuben Zweck 7-5, Andrew Lane L Graham Coulter 6-3. Balaklava reports The Balaklava senior side travelled to Mintaro for the second semi-final against Clare. As some players from both teams had early evening engagements, the middle and bottom men played their doubles early. This ended one apiece, with Phil Barry and Scott McDonald being the Balaklava heroes! The mixed doubles was a mixed bag, with Clare taking the top and bottom sets and number four too! Phil and Helen Barry had a winning score of 6-2 as did Pauline Hill and Rick Lamond, but only the Barry’s sealed their win with a kiss! The toughest win came in the form of a tiebreaker, with Shelley Lamond and Andrew Michael having to play their best to win that one. The scores though, after the mixed, were dead level at 3-28 apiece. The mens singles wasn’t pretty with Balaklava only winning 2 of 6. Rick had an identical winning score as his mixed, whilst Mr Fabulous Phil won an excellent tiebreaker. Andrew Michael thought he could, but couldn’t quite, going down in a long 7-5. But it was the ladies who showed the way, winning all 6 of their singles. Shaz Pike was determined to turn her mixed loss around, and did so with a great 7-5 win, smashing those left-handed forehand winners around. First time finals player, Angela Battle, was making the most of her hour of fame, by staying on court for ever, eventually winning a tiebreaker! But it wasn’t over, well, only for Andrew Lane who had played earlier! Andrew had a very consistent day, having a score of 3 in every set! Scores were looking close with 4 doubles to go. Top ladies Helen and Meilssa Moulds left nothing on the court as they blitzed the opposition in the only dak dropper for the day. Pauline and Shaz kept their end of the bargain to win 6-2, whilst Shelley and Angela came second in a tight 7-5 to Sue Dobbs and Maddie Jacka. Top men Derek Friedrichs and Rick also came second 7-5 to the strong combination of Mark West and Matt Dare in a high quality set. Well done to 3 set winners, Mr Reliable Phil, Helen, and Pauline, and to the team on a great win. Final score Balaklava 14-122 defeated Clare 10-103. The Balaklava side has a week off now and will wait to see who makes it through next week, with the grand final on March 20 – election day! Balaklava reports from February 27 The last minor round saw the Balaklava senior side play host Watervale. The home team had a straight sweep of the mixed doubles, with the closest being a 6-4 win to Andy Michael and Shelley Lamond. The top three pairs didn’t drop a game with Derek Friedrichs starting the chant of ‘Phil Barry’s on fire’ yet again! Phil didn’t let Freddo down, going on to win his singles in an identical 6-0 score. Andrew Lane joined Phil at the top of the ranks by also not dropping a game. The ladies singles were a bit closer with Melissa Moulds pushed to win 6-3 and Helen Barry finally getting over the line in a long 6-4. Pauline Hill and Shaz Pike played Watervale’s Jenny Parish and Frankie Sandow, the visiting ladies taking the honours. It was all over before the straight doubles, but that didn’t stop the home team making a final charge. The top ladies had another dakdropper win, while Pauline and Shaz redeemed themselves in a big turnaround win. Shelley and Angela Battle had identical winning singles and doubles scores of two each! Top men Freddo and Rick Lamond had to fight off a very determined doubles pair in Spencer Budarick and Malcolm Parish to win a marathon 7-5 in what was the set of the day. Phil took young gun Scott McDonald under his wing to make sure he kept his record perfect for the day, and with Scott too scared to make a mistake, helped Phil win his lucky third dakdropper of the day. Sitting smugly at the bottom, Andrew M and Andrew L also won in a good 6-2. Final score Balaklava 22-137 defeated Watervale 2-51. Finals start next week, with Balaklava waiting to hear the other association results to see who they will play next week. Good luck for the finals!

Plains Producer, Thursday March 11, 2010

SPORT v District

Elaine WWBA champ The Wooroora Women’s Bowling Association held their singles and pairs championship finals at Port Wakefield on March 1 and 2. Monday was very windy, making bowling difficult. Tuesday was a much more pleasant day with the sun shining and a light breeze. Each club was represented in singles and fours; Balaklava, Hamley Bridge, Mallala, Owen, Port Wakefield and Two Wells. The singles champion came down to shots up, Elaine Cunningham of Balaklava, with steady bowling, showed the younger players how to concentrate when in a tight spot. Well done Elaine. Runner-up Bev Roney of Mallala went down by nine shots to Elaine, which did the damage, but well done also, Bev. The fours winners were Owen with eight points; skipper Gloria Wandel, third Helen Hocking, second Gwen Duncan and first Kathy Harkness. This team worked together – if one player was down, the other three made up for her. These ladies worked very well together.

stanley Cricket Results of A1 Grade 1st Semi Final cricket played on March 6

The runners-up were Mallala with six points +28. Two other teams had six points, but Mallala had the most shots up. Skipper was Carol King, third Josie Curnow, second Helen Johnson and first Yvonne Howard. Thank you to Port Wakefield, who catered for all WWBA championships this pennant season. The winners of this championship will compete in the Region 8 Championships, to be held at Balaklava on March 28. – Gwenda Cheek, WWBA president

Lower North vs Auburn/Mintaro Match won by Lower North Auburn/Mintaro Batting A.Mitchell b R.Darling.............................. 4 D.Norman ct T.McPharlin b R.Darling..... 8 M.Norman Not Out.............................. 107 M.Pringle ct R.Darling b B.Michael......... 5 S.Simpson ct M.Higgs b R.McPharlin... 13 S.Williams ct J.Mahoney b R.McPharlin 2 K.Allen lbw R.McPharlin.......................... 0 A.Williams Run Out............................... 23 J.Curtis LBW S.Rowland......................... 9 L.Sandow b S.Rowland........................... 0 T.Grace Run Out..................................... 2 Extras 21 Total 10/194 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R M.Higgs 7.2 1 0 34 R.Darling 6 1 2 19 B.Michael 7 0 1 33 R.McPharlin 8 0 3 42 C.Marshall 6 1 0 29 S.Rowland 6 0 2 20

Results of A1 Grade 1st Semi Final cricket played on March 6


Lower North vs Clare Red

Northern Light Women

For the first time in many years, the NLWBA held Pennant Finals. The day was hosted by the Robertstown Bowling Club – thanks are extended for their hospitality, particularly the lavish afternoon tea! In the morning, Robertstown Green played Auburn Red in the elimination final. Robertstown Green was successful, going on to play in the second semi final in the afternoon. The other morning match was the first semi final between Saddleworth Blue and Riverton Green. This match was very entertaining with Saddleworth emerging the winners by one shot, 36 to 35 and proceeding to next week’s grand final. The second semi in the afternoon was between Robertstown Green and Riverton Green – extremely entertaining for the spectators. Riverton’s team, skippered by Enid Passehl, finished first with a lead of eight shots and with one end to play, Robertstown’s team skippered by Daph Kotz was eight shots up so it came down to the last end! It was a close measure which went Riverton’s way, giving them an overall win by one shot, 37 to 36. So, Riverton lost by one in the morning and won by one in the afternoon. Next week’s grand final between Saddleworth Blue and Riverton Green promises to be one of high quality bowling and a match not to be missed. It will be held at Robertstown Bowling Club at 9.30am, and all are welcome.

Croquet Results from March 3. Clare ventured to Balaklava with one player short, one of Balaklava girls filling in. The weather was kind and the court was in first class condition, making the balls roll for ages even with the slightest tap. This tests the skill of the person hitting the ball. In the top colours, Lynne and Chris got away to a very good start, but after the break Ruth and Ellie got the feel of the court and made up the score to 15 to 11. The second colours play was a little harder for Clare. They started off with a bang, making the first hoop in the first few shots, but then had trouble on the second and got stuck on the third only getting through in the last few minutes of play. Erika and Nancy took their time, splitting up their opponents time and time again, snaking through hoops in between. Balaklava made 16 to 3 which helped with the score. Balaklava 27 d Clare 21, L Sutton 5 L R Loader 8, C Reimers 6 L E Hooper 7, N Williams 8 d A Mader 3, E Engelke 8 d D Williams 3.

Golf Balaklava Men

It was just like the good ol’ days last Saturday, with the carpark full to bursting and vast herds of golfers moving majestically over the greensward, 66 players all out to win our 2-man Ambrose competition. Now, I must beg your indulgence from here on in, owing to the fact that several hands had a hand in writing team names in THE BOOK, while no hands had any hand in noting who won the event, the long drives, not even nearest the pins. Therefore, no lamentable attempts at levity, just the facts, ma’am. It looks as though the winners were Dale Maynard and Peter Stegge (64), ahead of second placers Simon Andrews and Damien Geyer (66.25), John Whitbread and John Agar (66.75) third. Time to plough into massed ranks of also-rans in order of achievement; P. Lamont/J. Bowden (67), Dr. T. Lemon/D. Robinson (67.25), R. Hart/L. Hart(67.75), R. Butterworth/J. Smyth (68.5), W. Parkin/T.

Lower North Batting T.McPharlin ct T.Grace b A.Michell........ 53 S.Rowland ct S.Simpson b M.Prince....... 0 J.Mahoney ct S.Williams b J.Curtis....... 13 R.Darling ct M.Prince b M.Norman........ 53 P.Chivell ct L.Sandow b A.Mitchell........... 0 M.Higgs b A.Mitchell.............................. 63 R.McPharlin Not Out............................. 37 B.Michael Run Out.................................. 0 C.Marshall Not Out.................................. 0 J.McPharlin.........................................DNB T.Shepherd.........................................DNB Extras 20 Total 7/238 Auburn/Mintaro Bowling Bowler O M W R M.Prince 9 0 1 51 J.Curtis 9 0 1 48 M.Norman 9 2 1 33 A.Mitchell 9 2 3 68 D.Norman 9 0 0 32

WWBA championships fours winners, Owen, from left: Gloria Wandel (skipper), Helen Hocking (third), Gwen Duncan (second) Kathy Harkness (first). Michael (68.5), H. Morawiec/D. McKenzie (68.75), M. Smith/G. McKenzie (68.75), L. Michael/Ben Michael (68.75), L. Durdin/N. Durdin (69.25), P. Thompson/P. Arbon (69.5), R. Lawson/N. Mellow (69.5), M. Hameister/A. Geisler (69.75), G. Sonntag/R. Gordon (70), D. Rice/D. Rodgers (70.50), /C. Michael/J. Taylor (71), B. Bodwell/G.Anderson (71.25), C. Temby/J. Wilson (71.75), W. Lokan/G. Gardner (72),A. Henstridge/B. Thompson (72.25), R. Veitch/T. White (72.50), A. Christou (?)/C. Barker (72.50), D. Trickett/W. Berry (73.25), J. Michael/ Barry Michael (73.50), S. Michael/J. Weir (74.25), G. Easthope/D. Addison (74.50), M. Hahesy/D. Goudie (75.50), J. Michael/D. Michael (75.75), W. Nagle/T. Whish (76.75), B. Walker/G. Hancock (78.75), M. Loy/M. Bell (nada, zilch, zero, nuttin, zip!). Well, that’s that folks – that’s all they wrote, so I’m outa here!

balaklava Mid week

Results from Wednesday March 3. Dean Trickett 40, Don Anderson 39, Merv Hameister 38, Dennis Goudie 38, Rick Campbell 35, Doug Taylor 34, Andy Geisler 33, Bill Berry 30, Dene Newton 29. Birdie Merv Hameister No 16, Dene Newton No 8.

Hamley Bridge

There were a couple of members who were glad they were not playing skins with Colin Doudle when he won Thursday’s stableford competition, with a magnificent 47 points. Colin, who put in one of his best games for quite a while, was only three over the card after 10 holes – and if that wasnt enough, two 80 plus year olds Max Grasby and Ian Rohde came in Equal second, along with Warren Isgar on 41pts . Other scores: Ian Ferguson 40, Wally Jackson and Bob Ahola 39, Ed Manning 38, Dave Russell and George Dahlitz 37, Roen Cameron and Ron Smith 36, Brian Cooper and Ron Collins 34, Doug Cooper, Noel Stringer, Len Usher, CliffApplebee and Roger Hahn 33, Ross Heinze and Lance Hatcher 32, John Riley and Rex Mortimer 31, Anton Noack and Wim Van Pelt 29. Birdies: Colin Doudle 17th, Ian Rohde 4th, Ed Manning 12th. Non Comp Players: Dennis Nation 37, Kieth Kluske 30. No NTPs competition – was this a money saving move Anton?! In a field of 29 players, Bar Manager Wally Jackson trimmed at bit off his handicap with a solid 43 points, winning Saturday’s stableford competition by a whisker from Len Usher 42, Wim Van Pelt, Ron Smith 41, Lance Hatcher, Ross Heinze 40 and Dave Russell on a count back with 38 – all ball winners. Other scores: Barry Schwartz George Dahlttz 38, John Mitchell and Warren Isgar 37, Doug Cooper, Steve Howe, Ron Collins and Anton Noack 35, Rex Mortimer, Ian Ferguson 34, Roland Pawlak and Bob Ahola 33, Brian Cooper and Barry Zerna 32,

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Roen Cameron, Colin Doudle, Tony Jones and Bob Spriggs 31, Max Grasby 26, Bob Charman 25 and Bert Pearce coming back a little rough around the edges with 24. Birdies: Dave Russell first and 14th, Colin Doudle 17th, Lance Hatcher 17th, Rex Mortimer second, NTPs Barry Schwartz (12), Roland Pawlak (9). We welcome members from other clubs to play in Thursday’s competition.

Shooting Adelaide plains rifle

Results from March 6. Cyclist & Torrens Valley. A Grade: P Gale 98.6, B Grade: P Finch 94.3, Sighters K Sellick 18.1. Handicap results: P Gale 50.4, 48.2 (3) 100, J Pinyon 44, 48.5 (8) 100, P Finch 48.1, 46.2 (6) 100, K Sellick 46.1, 47.3 (5) 98, F Pinyon 46.1, 46.5 (5) 97, G Pathomas 43.1, 44.1 (9) 96, C Wedeke 47.3, 43 (4) 94. Phoenix. A Grade: C Gedrige 93.5, B Grade: G Henderson 88.2, Sighters: C Williams 19.2. Handicap results: C Williams 44.3, 47.3 (19) 116, C George 46.2, 47.3 (17) 115, G Henderson 41.1, 47.1 (19) 109, M Challen 43.2, 43 (18) 106, D Clarke 40.1, 43.1 (19) 102, T Mousley 44.2, F Cruze 46, 46 (V) 92, M Roberts 48, 51 (V) 99. Cyclists & Torrens Valley F Class. F Open: B Moulds 185, F Standard: M Williams 189, Sighters: R Braund 51/60. Handicap results: M Williams 94, 95 (24) 200, R Exon 88, 87 (45) 200, L White 92, 93 (23) 200, G Hutchins 93, 89 (23), D Zerbe 88, 86 (29) 200, M Heyward 89, 98 (14) 200, C Green 91, 88 (21) 200, R Braund 90, 91 (19) 200, B Moulds 92, 93 (10) 200, A Norman 74, 90 (32) 196. Phoenix F Class. F Standard: R Mousley 113, Sighters: R Mousley 21. Handicap results: S Cowie 52, 54 (12) 128, C Mousley 55, 53 (13) 121, K Neale 54, 51 (15) 120, R Mousley 57, 56 (4) 117, L Scroop 47, 49 (19) 115, E Kank 39, 46 (19) 104, J Close 57. Light River. A Grade: B Semmler 99.7, B Grade: G Buddle 92.4, Sighters: B Wrightson 19.1. Handicap results: B Semmler 49.4, 50.3 (11) 117, B Clark 48.4, 45.4 (15) 116, G Mincham 47.4, 50.4 (10) 115, G Buddie 46.2, 46.2 (18) 114, P Bothwell 48.2, 44.1 (19) 114, R Spillman 47.3, 48.2 (14) 114, G Morony 42.1, 44.2 (20) 110. Postal & Railways. A Grade: R Cunningham 97.10, B Grade: M Bethune 91, C Grade: A McFarlane 91.4, Sighters M Betaune 18. Handicap results: R Cunningham 49.7, 48.3, 97, A McFarlane 44.2, 47.2, 91, M Bethune 47, 44, 91, V Synusas 45.4, 45.2, 90, B Phillips 44.1, 46.3, 90, D Barr 44.3, 44.3, 88, I Mackintosh 43.1, 44.2, 87, A Bushell 40.1, 40, 80, P Collins 49.7, 49.4 (V) 98.

Match won by Clare Red Clare Red Batting D.Pink Run Out..................................... 27 P.Leditschke LBW L.Wright..................... 0 M.Lawson b L.Wright............................... 0 M.Huppatz b S.Williams........................ 35 S.Clark ct D.Catford b C.Chapman......... 7 J.McLean Not Out................................. 20 B.Lloyd ct K.Michalanny b C.Chapman 13 M.Bennie lbw b A.Williams.................... 12 M.Bennie Not Out.................................... 1 Extras 7 Total 7/122 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R L.Wright 8 2 2 21 A.Smith 8 1 0 25 A.Williams 7 1 1 17 C.Chapman 7.1 0 2 30 S.Williams 8 0 1 26

Lower North Batting S.Williams b B.Lloyd.............................. 16 H.Battle ct M.Lawson b J.McLean........... 2 T.Moulds st B.Lloyd............................... 47 D.Catford LBW B.Lloyd........................... 0 K.Mitchealanny b B.Lloyd........................ 0 C.Chapman LBW M.Huppatz................ 16 A.Smith b B.Lloyd.................................. 10 A.Williams ct B.Lloyd D.Pink................... 0 L.Wright ct M.Huppatz b B.Lloyd............. 9 M.Fiegert Not Out.................................... 0 M.Angel LBW B.Lloyd............................. 8 Extras 8 Total 10/116 Clare Red Bowling Bowler O M W R J.McLean 5 0 1 15 M.Bennie 5 0 0 18 I.Pearce 5 0 0 12 B.Lloyd 8 0 7 27 D.Pink 7 0 1 30 M.Huppatz 4 0 1 13

Results of Junior Colts Final cricket played on March 6

Spalding/Booborowie vs Blyth/Kybunga Match won by Blyth/Kybunga Spalding/Booborowie Batting C.Desmet Run Out b C.Lloyd.................. 1 B.Radford ct ? b H.Noble.......................11 S.Connell b N.Bennett........................... 12 A.Catt b H.Noble..................................... 0 R.Fitzgerald ct ? b R.Smart................... 17 M.Longbottom ct ? b C.Andriske............. 2 L.Fitzgerald st J.Norton........................... 5 J.Andrens Not Out................................... 2 A.Morgan ct ? b R.Smart......................... 4 J.Slade Not Out....................................... 0 P.Connell............................................DNB C.Morgan............................................DNB Extras 31 Total 8/85 Blyth/Kybunga Bowling Bowler O M W R C.Lloyd 4 0 1 24 A.Giles 6 0 0 17 N.Bennett 6 1 1 10 T.Eime 2 0 0 8 H.Noble 5 2 2 7 C.Andriske 8 2 1 14 W.Pratt 3 0 0 9 T.Norton 5 1 1 4 R.Smart 2 0 2 3

Blyth/Kybunga Batting C.Lloyd Retired...................................... 32 C.Andriske ct&b S.Connell.................... 13 T.Eime b S.Connell.................................. 2 H.Noble Not Out.................................... 20 T.Norton LBW R.Fitzgerald...................... 1 N.Bennett Not Out................................... 5 Extras 20 Total 3/93 Spalding/Booborowie Bowling Bowler O M W R C.Desmet 5 0 0 24 S.Connell 6 0 2 27 R.Fitzgerald 4 0 1 9 M.Longbottom 3 0 0 7 A.Catt 2 0 0 15 L.Fitzgerald 1 0 0 6

Results of U/16 Grade cricket played on March 6

Brinkworth/Koolunga vs Lower North Match won by Brinkworth Brinkworth/Koolunga Batting J.Verran ct J.Butterfield b B.Chapman.. 27 B.Welke b J.Butterfield............................ 4 I.Moller b J.Butterfield.............................. 0 D.Hayes b J.Butterfield.......................... 16 J.Weckert ct J.Butterfield b H.Veitch....... 2 D.Goss ct J.Butterfield b H.Veitch........... 7 J.Lee ct R.Wandel b R.Chapman.......... 20 K.Malachy Not Out................................ 12 D.Welke b R.Chapman............................ 0 A.Hahn ct H.Veitch b R.Chapman........... 0 A.Krieg Not Out....................................... 4 Extras 41 Total 9/136 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R J.Butterfield 6 0 3 29 R.Wandel 5 0 0 30 B.Chapman 6 0 1 15 H.Veitch 6 0 2 14 J.Butterfield 4 0 0 12 R.Chapman 4 0 4 21 E.Allen 1 0 0 7

Lower North Batting Jo.Butterfield Retired............................. 50 H.Veitch lbw J.Lee................................. 21 B.Chapman ct D.Hayes b I.Moller........... 1 B.Taylor b J.Lee....................................... 0 Ja.Butterfield lbw D.Goss........................ 9 R.Wandel b B.Welke............................... 2 R.Chapman ct J.Lee b B.Welke.............. 1 E.Allen b B.Welke.................................... 2 N.Studham Not Out................................. 8 J.Studham ct J.Lee b K.Malchy............... 2 S.Michael b K.Malchy.............................. 1 Extras 32 Total 9/129 Brinkworth/Koolunga Bowling Bowler O M W R J.Weckert 6 0 0 32 J.Verran 6 0 0 17 I.Moller 6 0 1 24 J.Lee 6 0 2 12 D.Goss 6 0 1 19 B.Welke 6 0 3 11 H.Mills 1 0 0 5 A.Hahi 1 0 0 4 K.Malachy 1 0 1 1

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L o we r No rt h Te n n i s Kirsty Williams, Nantawarra hits a forehand during her singles match at Mallala on Saturday.

ASHLEY Krieg, Nantawarra mid-serve during his men’s doubles match.

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Name: Matthew Starr Nickname: Datto Team: Dublin Cricketing Status: Player (when house is built) Who would you least like to face up to? Any bowler, haven’t made runs since juniors Who is your favourite Waugh? Dean – underrated Who is your favourite Australian Cricket Captain? Matthew Starr – Dublin 2007/08 Funniest thing you have seen on a cricket oval? Me before Christmas

Best effort with bat or ball: Hit myself in the back of the head while batting Your most memorable moment in cricket: Duck trophy – 2004/45, 2006/07 Strangest place you’ve turned up in your whites: Dublin oval before Christmas Worst dressed player in your team: Jack Chapman – ordinary Who would you least want to room with on tour? Why? Ben Starr – bound to end in trouble!

Mallala’s Mick King signals to his team mate during the match at Mallala on Saturday.

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Cricket, cooking, netball If you won $20 million in the lotto, what would be the first thing you would do? Pay off uni fees, buy a house, invest, share some If you were going to a desert island, name three things you would take with you? Water, food and matches If there was a front page When was the last time you headline written about you were fouled off? Never! in the Plains Producer, what What would you do to lift would it say? “Biggest has the profile of basketball in BIGGEST game” Australia? Promote it more Favourite movie/TV show? Hobbies other than basketball? Silence of the Lambs, Alias

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Over the Net Name: Julie Krieg Nickname: Juls Play for: Nantawarra Tennis idol: Pat Cash If you could choose any tennis player to play mixed doubles with, who would it be? John McEnroe or Matts Wilander (both funny) Tennis could be improved by: Seems ok to me! Toughest opponent on the court: Everyone! Highlight of tennis career so far: Winning a game Funniest thing you’ve ever seen on the tennis court: Someone hit a net shot, the ball just went over – trying to get to it in time! How would your friends describe you in one word? “Friendly” or “funny” What’s the best advice your parents have given you: “Do your best in life’s achievements” If you were Prime Minister, what would you do? Cut GST and tax altogether What would be a perfect evening for you? Spending it with family and friends

Josie Curnow, Mallala watches her bowl.

ABOVE LEFT: Andrew Pratt, Owen/Grace Plains plays a backhand. LEFT: Nantawarra’s Matthew Hoepner awaits a serve. BELOW: Bess Marshman, Owen/ Grace Plains serves during her singles match.

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H av e A G o C r i c k e t w i n d s u p

Milo Have a Go Cricket wound up on Saturday February 27. Between 20 to 30 boys and girls attended coaching each week. Nick Mellow (assistant co-ordinator) and Catherine Mahoney (standing in for husband Ray – co-ordinator) are pictured with kids in their Milo In2 Cricket gear, holding their certificates.

Michelle saddles up for state showjumping The best showjumpers from all over South Australia and interstate will saddle up for Mallala Showjumping Club Inc. Indoor State Showjumping Championships at Mallala Equestrian Centre this weekend at 8:30am. President of Mallala Showjumping Club Inc. Kylie Clark said the competition will offer great entertainment. “The high standard of competition will provide a great spectacle of Equestrian showjumping,” Ms Clark said. The state titles up for grabs is the State Indoor Senior Championship, State Indoor Ladies Championship, State Indoor Young Rider Championship and State Indoor Junior Championship. “With great prizes from a lot of local sponsors, this show is one of the most prestigious events to be run in this state,” Ms Clark said. The events are on Saturday and Sunday with free entrance. Visit for more information.

Backyard Netball competition calls for country girls to play Adelaide-based country girls are being encouraged to play in a Backyard Netball competition on Thursday nights at ESTA park. The program started last year, and is aimed at country girls who have relocated to the city for university or work. They can meet people from all over the state in a relaxed, informal country sport environment. Backyard Netball is particularly aimed at girls who might not be able to commit the time to club based netball in the city due to university contact time, part time work commitments and adjusting to Adelaide living. Girls can choose to nominate a team of nine, or nominate as a fill-in. To register, visit and leave your name, town of origin, mobile number, and e-mail address.

Michelle Clark on her horse Belcam Gambler being presented winner of the Ladies Championship last year, by event sponsor Rae Brice. INSET: Paige Jardine of Mildura, on her horse Terrific, competing in the State Junior Indoor Championships last year. Both Michelle and Paige will be returning to compete this year.

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The Way

We were 5

YEARS AGO March 2005

• After 24 years as Member for Goyder, Liberal politician John Meier announced his retirement. • Halbury teenager Shamus Liptrot won three gold and one bronze medal for cycling at the State Track Championships.


YEARS AGO March 2000

• Balaklava Primary School teacher Marty Brice was accepted as torchbearer for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.


YEARS AGO March 1990

• Former American Field Services exchange student Sandra Lines was named Adelaide Plains Youth of the Year.


Names of local school students Heritage Highlights This photograph, circa 1918-1920, looks like a group of ‘senior’ Balaklava school children. Where was it taken? We have most of the names, but there are a few missing – can you help us fill in the gaps? Phone 8862 1854 if you can help with names (or corrections) and any other information.

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• Mar 13: Owen Strawberry Fete; Indoor show jumping, Mallala Equestrian Centre. • Mar 14: Second Sunday market in Balaklava. • Mar 20, 21, 26 & 27: Mallala Institute Production “Upland”. • Apr 10: Caeliac Support Group, Gawler Health Service; Balaklava Golf Club 100 Club function. • Apr 20: Opening of Neighbourhood Shed. • Apr 25: APMVC Annual Concert, Bva Town Hall. • Apr 30: Brinkworth Red Cross Breakfast; Blyth paper drive; Mallala Friendship Quilters Annual Trading Table. • May 1: Balaklava paper drive. • May 4: Balaklava Golf Luncheon. • May 12: Long Plains Red Cross morning tea. • May 22-23: Brinkworth Football Club 100th birthday celebrations. • Aug 6: Blyth paper drive. • Aug 7: Balaklava paper drive. • Aug 14: Caeliac Support Group, Gawler Health Service; Balaklava Golf Club auction night. • Sep 25-26: Clare Hobbies Alive.

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Autumn brings new dangers for pets

Flea infestations, accidental poisoning and arthritis are some “Treating your pets mouth or back end, checked ready for of the dangers our every month, even breathing difficulties, winter. pets face with the on- if you can’t see any collapse or sudden “A warm place to set of autumn. fleas, will ensure both death,” he said. sleep away from any Dr Mark Perissinot- your pets and home “Bait blocks and drafts is essential. to, head vet at online remain protected pellets should be laid in Some natural dietary pet supply retailer year-round.” bait stations to guard additives may also VetShopAustralia, said Rats and mice in- against the accidental be of use while your the change of sea- vade properpoisoning of vet may recommend son should serve as a ties in search children and arthritis injections or reminder that some of shelter in pets. If you pain relief. treatments and pre- the cooler suspect your “If you move your cautions need to be months, leadpet has been pets indoors this seaput in place to keep ing to an increased use poisoned, get them to son, make sure your pets safe and happy. of baits and poisons. a veterinarian immedi- home is pet friendly “A common mis“Pets that ingest ately.” and dangers such as conception among these poisons can Older pets are also cleaning products, pet owners is that suffer decreased ap- likely to feel the effects poisons and other fleas die off during petite, blood stained of their arthritis more household items that autumn and winter urine, blood stained as the cold begins to could harm them are when the tempera- discharge from the bite, and should be out of reach.” ture drops, and many people stop using flea control,” he said. “However, a warm, Good News heated home provides D Picasso could draw before he Ken Packer the ideal environment could walk and his first word was for fleas to breed. Jesus has given us plenty of time the Spanish word for pencil. to prove his words true. His powD The first illustrated book for erful, on-going, positive influence children was published in Gerhas transformed humanity. many in 1658. D The word “novel” originally n The Church notices published below are supplied by local churches and will continue to be repeated derived from the Latin novus, weekly as a service directory. Churches should meaning “new.” advise us of any changes immediately – or in the last week of the preceding month. Please advise •From:

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UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm... Woshipping at Adelaide West Hamley Bridge.......... 9.15am Windsor .................... 9.00am Balaklava.................... 9.30am Nantawarra...........With Lochiel Lochiel......................10.00am Pt Wakefield..............11.00am

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Prepare for crop disease, warns SARDI Following a spike in crop diseases in Spring last year, SARDI’s plant and soil health team say acting now is the best line of defence to protect this year’s cereal, pulse and oilseed crops. SARDI pathologist Jenny Davidson said with a wide range of diseases built up by a wetter than average spring, preventative approaches are needed before sowing to put this year’s crop yields on track. Jenny’s team of pulse pathologists were kept busier than usual through spring and early summer diagnosing disease-infected oilseed and pulse crops – processing nearly double the case load usually seen in a year. “Despite the likelihood of disease carryover in soil, seed and stubble, a thoughtful approach to planning will help maintain crop yield and quality

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weekly comment The most extreme case is in Russia and Ukraine. The Russian Duma increased the excise tax on beer by 200 per cent and on vodka by 10per cent. The Russian government explained that it was ‘in the interest of public health’. Personally, I would have thought they have got this increase the wrong way around! This increase has resulted

in a drastically reduced consumption of beer in 2009 and is forecasted to be lower again in 2010. Other examples include Greece where an increase of 20 per cent on their beer duty was announced as one of the measures to reduce the country’s huge budget deficit. Furtermore, at the beginning of this year Turkey increased its beer duty by The frontrunner in fertiliser Ph: 8415 1900

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Coming Events

Auction Sale Sunday March 14

For Sale

Owen Hall

Retravision - computers, cameras, ipods, appliances, Telstra dealer, air conditioning, wiring and repairs. Ph 8862 1552.

• Tea commencing at 6.30pm • Steak sandwiches & sausages • Strawberries cream & ice cream • Scones, jam and cream • Raffles • Various stall opening at 7.30pm • Activities for children

Many items including timber, iron, drip irrigation, horse gear, white goods, furniture - too many to list • More entries on day from 6am welcome • Number system •ID required • Fully catered Contact : 0429 202 336, 0407 184 501

Baby boomer DJ Port Parham Sports & Social Club

For Sale General goods for sale or farm. Farmer ramps, large tilting and portable. Versatile as they suit car, ute or 4WD. Portable, strong new stock has just arrived, 8 sets only. Be quick. Ph 0408 877 769.

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Coming Events Balaklava RSL AGM - March 16, 2010, 1.30pm at RSL clubrooms.

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Friday March 12

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Summer Sale Friday March 12 - 9am - 5pm

at Langdons Shoe Store, Balaklava Come & grab a bargain! OFF Babywear, tops, shorts, Reduced to Clear jeans, shirts, socks, hats, dresses & pre-walker shoes


Phone: 8529 2211

Public Notice

Mallala Institute Committee presents…

Burning Permit Procedures


We’re looking for the music Supper Show: Saturday March 20 - 8pm, Adult $15, Student $10 Matinee: Sunday March 21 - 2pm, Adult $10 Child/Conc. $8 Dinner Shows: Friday March 26 & Saturday March 27 - 7pm, $35 Tickets on sale Friday February 26 - 4.30pm then from Mallala IGA

Public Notice

Strategic Management Plan 2011 – 2014

PUBLIC MEETING The District Council of Mallala is reviewing its Strategic Management Plan. The Plan will map goals, outcomes and strategies to guide the District’s development for the next four years and strive for the achievement of the Council’s vision. To e n a b l e t h e c o m m u n i t y a n d stakeholders to have an input into the preparation of the plan the public are invited to attend the following community meetings: Tuesday March 16, 2010, 7pm Mallala RSL Hall Wasleys Road Mallala (Mallala Oval) Wednesday March 17, 2010, 7pm Two Wells Community Centre Port Wakefield Rd, Two Wells (Two Wells Oval) The sessions will be an opportunity for you to highlight key issues that Council should consider in developing the new plan. Charles Mansueto Chief Executive Officer


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From 1st March until the end of Fire Danger Season 30th April (unless changed by CFS Chief Officer) Burning Permits may be issued for the purpose of General Broadacre Burning. Application for fire permits can be obtained from the District Council of Mallala office at Mallala or Council Web site at www.mallala. To ensure you have a Burning Permit when you want to burn please apply for the Burning Permit a minimum of 48 Hours before it is required by filling out the application form and faxing or presenting to the Council Office. Please be advised that one Burning Permit may be issued to the Permit holder for the total period from 1st March till the end of the Fire Danger Season but must be validated by ringing the Council Office on the morning of the intended burn. Please also take note of the Burning Conditions supplied with Burning Permit including the conditions on the back of the Burning Permit before commencing the burn. These must be complied with. Please note: a. Permits will not be issued in the Fire Danger Season for fireworks. b. A Council Fire Prevention Officer is empowered to refuse or cancel the validation of a permit at anytime. c. Be aware that Council Fire Prevention Officers are now empowered to issue Expiation Notices for offences such for not complying with Burning Conditions. d. The Burning Permit is not valid on a Day of Total Fire Ban. (CFS Fire Ban Hotline 1300 362 361). District Council of Mallala is in the Mid North Fire Danger District. e. Be aware in advance, and vigilant of any sudden changes in weather conditions that may affect the burn. f. The 1st Burning Permit you acquire for the season must be in the Permit holders possession before the fire is lit. In some circumstances Permits may be faxed.

FIRE PREVENTION OFFICER Peter Buttery 0408811065

Belly Junction Market, Sunday March 14, 8am to 12noon. Stallholders wanted $5 per site. Sellers from 6.30. Phone Mick 8862 1078 or Bruce 0418 820 493.

For Sale BOOKS still available. District history of South Hummocks, Nantawarra and Beaufort from author. Rex Penna 8862 1518. Bull bar with two posts. Suitable for VN to VT with spot lights. Good condition, $500 o.n.o. Ph 8862 1905. Car Ramps, large tilting type, portable, will take large 4wd. Service your vehicle and clean underneath it! Only 2 sets available. P.O.A. Phone Paul 0408 877 769. Caravan - Viscount 15” pop top 26, many extras. Phone 0417 899 120. Chickens for sale. Hand Reared; lovely colours; 12 weeks old $11.50; 7 weeks old $7.50. Phone 0428 890 107. Chrysler PT Cruiser 2003, 2 litre auto, black, factory chrome pack (wheels, grill etc), tinted windows, leather trim, heated seats, cruise, a/c, power steering, air bags, CD, 11,000km, excellent condition, always garaged, license plate PTKRUZR $17,950 o.n.o. Phone 0412 887 040 or 8528 6225. Commodore sedan VX auto, dual fuel, mechanically excellent, new tyres, cruise control, full service history, $5,600, WSY-914. Phone 0438 804 245. COOPers one stand electric shearing machine including hand piece. Also double grinder, perfect condition. Inspect or p.o.a. - 27 William Street, Two Wells 8520 2585. Firewood for sale, cut and delivered, kindling available. Phone/mobile: 0407 896 159 or after hours 8865 2127.

HORSE float - Taylors double steel construction. New floor, extra roof height, registered until April 2010, good condition, solid, reliable. $2,500. Ph 0428-842-471. Huge plant sale - continuous till all sold. 89 Edith Tce, Balaklava. Leigh Dove Tail Jig. Together with all accessories $750. Inspect at 14 George Street, Balaklava or ring 0427 304 415. Micks motorcycles for all your biking, sales, service and accessories. Phone 8522 2618. Mitsubishi Ute, 1983, aluminium tray, 5 speed, registered XBK-499, mechanically good, $1,800 ono. Phone 8847 2239. Native tubes ready now for autumn planting, limited stock some varieties.Citrus also available. Lifetime Nursery, Judd Rd, Lewiston. Phone: 8524 3172. Pine posts CCA 4” - 5”, 8’ $7. 6’ - 8” strainers 8’ $15. Irrigation dripper line, 300 m $25. Vineyard 8’ spaces & star droppers. Cheaper by the bundle. Phone Andrew 8528 6165. Port Wakefield - 900 small bales. First cut lucerne hay, $5.50 each including gst. Contact Ray 0438 851 669 or work 8867 1088. PORT Wakefield. A magnificent return verandah stone villa on a fully fenced large allotment. Ideal for those seeking a property with loads of character and potential to do further renovations. Close to new marina development. Price by negotiation. Ph 0439 870 498. Quiet black angus bull. Good worker. Selling to reduce stock. Inspect progeny in Auburn. Phone 0488 492 121.

Public Notice

CLARE & GILBERT VALLEYS COUNCIL NOTICE is hereby given that Council will consider the following proposal at the meeting to be held on April 19, 2010: That pursuant to Section 32 of the Road Traffic Act one-way traffic southbound be introduced along Strickland Street between Buchanan Street and Blanche Street, Clare Plans of the proposal and associated documentation may be inspected at the Council Office 4 Gleeson Street, Clare 8-30am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Public comment in writing is invited on the above proposals addressed to: Grant McKenzie Works Manager 4 Gleeson Street CLARE SA 5453

Round dining table peake, $75. Ph Blyth 8844 5231. SHIPPING containers for sale! All sizes/types! This weeks special “A” & “B” Grade 40’s from $2000 inclusive of GST. Phone: (08) 8300 3121 or Email: michael.davey@tayper. Silvan Turbomiser 2000 It overhead sprayer, $2,000. Environmist weed sprayer 2m wide tow behind $600. Phone 0418 852 167 for more details. Three bedroom house in Two Wells township. Large back yard for kids, pets or vegie patch. Car port under main roof. To view call Neil Bowden 0407 396 840 Thomas wooden train set, curved, straight, bumpy track, bridges, tunnel, fire station plus 5 fire trucks. Motorised James with 20 train/cars/vehicles. Cranky the crane, more, $225 set. Phone 8529 2155. Two trailers, older wooden, needs new wiring, reg no. YID 490, $350 o.n.o. 4 year old trailer, new tyres, 7x4, long draw bar, $1,350 is 1/2 replacement cost, reg no YGN 166, as new condition. Phone Roswmary 8862 1131.

Garage Sale HUGE garage sale. 30 Roberts Ave, Balaklava. Saturday March 13 & Sunday March 14. 8.30am - 4pm. Huge garage sale. Lots of bargains, baby gear, kids toys and bikes, exercise equipment, entertainment units, trundle beds, fold up beds, furniture, homewares and more Saturday and Sunday March 13 & 14, 9am - 5pm. Lot 65 Redbandks Rd, Mallala (main road to Gawler, Gawler side of Mallala). Phone 0418 849 151.

Engagement FORDER - LOLEIT. Congratulations and best wishes to Heather & Kurt on their engagement on February 19, 2010. With lots of love Mum, Dad, Tegan and Brenden and the Loleit and Weir families. Stephen and Jenny Jericho off Hoyleton, together with Breck and Pauline Tonkin, Stratford, Vic are happy to announce the engagement of Jonathon to Kristen. Happiness for your future together.

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. Discount -10% with seniors or sunrise cards at the Bead Work Gallery. Now open 12-4pm second Sunday of the month. 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.


Closing date: April 8, 2010 For further information please ring the Council office on 8842 6400. RD Blight Chief Executive Officer

Free of charge for recycling. We take old televisions, computers, microwaves, videos, stereos and stoves etc. off your hands. Please phone 0407 605 779 or 8862 2263.


BAR STAFF Friendly, motivated well presented bar staff required. Must have RSA and gaming badge. Immediate start Phone Andrew: 8867 1023

Rising Sun Hotel Port Wakefield

PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: FAX: 8862 1997

For Sale

Situations Vacant

1998 Honda VTR1000 motorbike, low kms, excellent condition, $5000. TIU-549. Phone 0488 950 759.

Trades Assistant

2006 Nissan Navara. Turbo diesel. 41,242km, 5 new tyres, factory snorkel, bullbar and towbar. Excellent condition. $27,500 o.n.o. phone 0428 120 669.

Our client, Fixr Carpentry Services Pty Ltd is seeking applications from interested persons for the position of Trades Assistant with a view to apprenticeship. The successful applicant will: • Be reliable and hard working. • Have the ability to work within a team environment. • Be prepared to travel, driver’s license and own transport are desirable. Please forward written application with resume to; Darolom Business Services PO Box 257, Kapunda SA 5373. Applications close Friday March 20, 2010.

Beautiful 3 bedroom brick home set in natural garden on 2 blocks for immediate sale, $275,000 or available for rent $250 firm from June 1. Contact Zanis 8862 1131 (89 Edith Tce, Balaklava) or 0428 172 310. Boat Nereus 20’ runabout in near new condition on new trailer. Mercruiser inboard engine, 140 litre alloy fuel tank, boarding platform. Must see to be appreciate. Urgent sale. All offers over $35,000 considered. Phone 88671023.

Gawler Care & Share Group Inc


caravan 14 foot 6 berth air conditioner $4700 neg. Phone 8566 3330.

Day Care Centre For Ageing

C a r ava n - R E G E N T CRUISER SERIES 3. Custom built with parklane features. 18ft tandem axle, Heron 3 A/C fitted in the side, island queen bed, mounted swivel TV stand. Roll out awning, full set anti-flap stabiliser bars, annex with Imax shade view cloth. Fully insulated, towing stabiliser rods. Immaculate condition, always stored under cover. $35,500. 28 Ralli Street, Balaklava 5461. Phone 0418 832 083.

Applications are invited for permanent part-time position, sixteen hours per week.

Are you friendly and well presented? Do you communicate & interact well with people? Do you live in or near Balaklava? Are you available at weekends? Roy Morgan Research is seeking applicants to work one or two weekends a month on a casual basis conducting door to door interviews for the Morgan Poll. • Work is ongoing and flexible. • Attractive hourly rate and travel allowance. • Ongoing instruction and support provided. • Telephone and reliable transport are essential. To apply either: Email, Fax 8431 3611, or write to Roy Morgan Research, P.O Box 4117, Norwood South 5067.

For a copy of Job Description and enquiries phone Dr B.Eastick - Treasurer on 8522 2014.

Applications close March 26, 2010

Lower Light

Trades & Services Directory

7 Days Service!


Septic Suckers Phone Roger: 0428 419 133



The Registrar works from the Diocesan Office in Gladstone and is responsible to the Bishop and the Diocesan Council for the administration of the Diocese. Applicants need to have some experience in financial and property management and be sympathetic to the ideals and values of The Anglican Church of Australia. A full position description and application criteria are available on request to: Mrs. Kaye Nicolson Tel. (08) 8662 2249. Applications should be made by March 31, 2010


Buy our pictures in colour ! Just go to our website a follow the prompts 30

…Phone Your Hot Water Specialist!

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


Applications are invited from persons, Ordained and Lay, for the position of

Casual workers required for grain and sheep on Tiller’s Queensland property. Shooting available. Phone 0412 600 390.

Darren Davey & Rodney Burgess Also visiting

Mallala & Two Wells Physio appointments and enquiries

8862 2200 or 0419 842 228


“Quality plumbing is no pipe dream” •Gas fitting •Blocked drain •Rainwater tank sales & installation •Bathroom renovations •Drain installations & repairs •Septic tank installations •HWS repairs, replacements and installations Lic No. PGE203573

Keanan 0438 641 032

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

8853 2088

No Call Out Fee/ Pensioner Discounts


Peter Thompson Plumbing Contractor Home 8862 1285 - Mobile 0418 896 808

Don’t just stop termites …eliminate them! •Millipedes •Spiders •Rodents •Bees •Weed Control •Flies Servicing Country SA

Outback Pest Control John Giles Ph/Fax 8842 3566

Termite Interception & Baiting System

D.R. COOK Monumental Works

• Quality Marble & Granite Monuments • Additional Inscriptions • Renovations Equal to New • Kitchen & Vanity Benchtops • Factory Direct Prices • Country & Metropolitan

Factory / Sales

Sale enquiries: Kellie-Lee Cook & David Cook Ph: 8862 2047 Fax: 8862 1014 Lot 94 Dunns Road, Balaklava Craftsman built memorials

For rent House Balaklava. Two bedroom, air conditioning, freshly refurbished, close to school and shops. $150.00 per week. Phone 8867 1328 or 0409 286 177. Two Bedroom unit, Balaklava, $150 per week. Business hours phone Jeff 8862 2211.

Trades & Services Directory


PEST & WEED CONTROL Specialising in the eradication of ... ✓ Flies, Fleas, misc. pests ✓ Rats & Mice ✓ White Ants ✓ Cockroaches ✓ Spiders ✓ Weed spraying FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTES

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



Sit Vacant

Written applications to: Dr Eastick PO Box 163, Gawler SA 5118



Applicants will have: • Current First Aid Certificate • Current Driver’s licence • Prepared to undertake ongoing professional development and training • Certificate III in Aged Care • Competence with computers • A police check

For rent Balaklava - 25 Philip Street, $230 per week. Spacious 3 bedroom home offering formal lounge and dine with built in bar. Functional kitchen adjacent family / second meals area, a/c, carport and garage / workshop. No pets. 12 months lease. Call Adam to view on 8281 1911.


Thursday 18th March 2010 at 12 noon Major Plant: John Deere 9220 Tractor, 2003, 2007 GPS AG RTK Auto Streer, 2156 hrs, rego AVP719; John Deere 7730 Tractor, 2008, 810 hrs, w. FEL, hay forks, auto steer, rego OVP575; Deutz DX145 Tractor with Challenge FEL, hay forks, 1983, approx 9000hrs, rego OSP954; Case 2188 Header with 30’ 1010 front, 1996, E 3150 hrs, R 2016 hrs, rego KPS236; Comb trailer, home made, suit 1010 front; John Deere 1890 Disc Seeder, 36’, 10” spacings; John Deere 1910 Aircart, 2008, 12,355L; Hardi Alpha 4100 Self Propelled Sprayer 2004, 30m twin force boom, 4200L tank, 2800 hrs, rego CVP165; Volvo FH16 Prime Mover 1998, 1,072,674 kms; rego WKL412; Freightmaster Semi-trailer, 32’x5’x5”, 2006, triaxle, steel chassis tipper, road train trailer, rego YGS418 Silo’s/Field Bins: Seed silo’s 3 x 120 bag, 3 x 90 bag; Field bins 3 x Sharman 380 bag Auger bins, 2 x Sharman 380 bag bins; open top mesh bin; Sandow bin; Vennings auger 32’ 9” 20hp b/s motor Vehicles: Ford K1210 tipper rego RVM281; Datsun diesel tray top ute, yellow, rego SJS139; Toyota HZJ75 RP, 1990, steel wheels, alloy bull bar, dual tanks, metal tray, UHF, CD, rego VOF293; Mitsubishi Magna Executive, 1989, grey, unreg; Suzuki 300 4 wheeler m/bike Fuel Tanks: 10,000L diesel stand & pump (elec); 2000L diesel stand; 1000L petrol stand & hand pump General farming equipment: Amazone 3pl spreader ZA-M 1500; Harrows 40’; fertiliser screen; 4,500L water cartage tank with stand; crop lifters x 62; fire fighter trailer 1,200L; ute tank – polymaster 400L; header screens 2188 peas & canola; New Holland 317 baler; GDS bale accumulator, 8 bale; GDS bale loader, 8 bale; 3pl disc; Blueline cultivator 21 tyne; Holman Compare 120cfm air compressor trailer Deutz motor; 1,000G water tank; truck hurdles, single deck 18’2” x 7’9”; Sunbeam elec shearing plant; wooden wool table; wool press, cable; shearing hand pieces wide, narrow, combs, cutters; wool packs x 15; sheep weigh cradle; round bale rings; pressure cleaner, Spitwater, 120h (hot water not working); division for tipper (Freightmaster), pipe & heaslip, 2 way outlet; ute back pack, sprayer & boom, 800L Sundry items: 3 x White Suffolk rams 6/06 Leahcim; qty of oaten hay, round & sq bales, barley straw (unless sold prior – ph vendor); shed trusses 40’ x 7; concrete trough; Honda motors (not working); air compressors; Jimmy bandsaw; Mig welder 250i liquidarc; 5 burner bbq; tyre rack; truck rims to suit Hino; air jack hammer; rims & tyres to suit VN SS; steel; 2000L diesel tank; posts; sprayer parts; header parts; hydraulic fittings & hoses; hoses; concrete pipes Household: Outdoor settings; cupboards; kitchen cupboards; lounges; horse saddle/tack; numerous sundry household items A/C Various: Kelly prickle chain modified single V 50’; Clover harvester, Horward Bagshaw rear PTO; Forage harvester, New Holland, 6’ cut; Field bin, Hexagon, 280 bag; 2 x Sharman 380 bag field bin; D1211 Ford truck with 2 deck stock crate; International Acco 1974 truck, 1710/A, 18’ long tray; Chamberlain 4280 tractor 106hp; Laverda 20’ header 3500; Harrows, Ag F10, beam 55’; John Shearer wideline cultivator 61 tyne, 4 row; Massey Ferguson 1505 tractor, 230hp eng, 180hp draw bar, modified hydraulics; ConnorShea air seeder, 64 tyne, 4 row (needs repairing has been modified to hydraulic drive) Further entries of quality farming plant invited GST is applicable to this sale and will be added onto the bid price Number system applies. ID required for registration Terms: CASH (unless prior arrangements approved) Photos of major plant available at: and Light lunch available FEL available Vendor: Philip Barr 0418 850 269 Landmark Redden RIVERTON (08) 8847 2209 Steve Redden 0408 836 914 Leo Redden 0408 806 021


Situations Vacant


Health Comm. Lic. No. 12


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Real Estate Plains Producer


RLA 102485

Owen Friday March 26, 2010 at 11am A/C PN and MA Bowyer

you can dig a well using only your finger Call 1800 811 700 to donate today and you can provide people in the Asia Pacific region with clean water. You can also donate during March at:



We need to perform 12,000 operations each month Donate now to help us continue Fred’s work. DONATE NOW 1800 352 352

Plant and Equipment: Case 1620 header, with 20 foot comb, lentil reel, 4040 hrs; John Deere 4960, duals, quick hitch linkage, 9007 hrs; John Deere 7810 with 741 loader, linkage, 4562 hrs; Chamberlin 4280, draw bar, 10700 hrs; Massey Ferguson 130, linkage, ROPS; 1984 Hino, Super Dolphin Bogie Drive Tipper, 468000 km; 2006 Goldacres Prairie Advance Sprayer 5000lt, 30 metres; John Deere 30 foot 1010 bar, 275 tynes, double shoot heads and boots, press wheel gangs/finger tyne harrows, with Chamberlin 360 tow between air cart; Connor Shea frame mounted fertiliser box; John Deere 27 foot 1010 wideline with prickle chains; Loxton 15 foot slasher; Vennings 42x9ft sp auger w/brand new motor; Vennings 27x6ft auger; Millmen 50 foot single fold diamond prickle chain; Shearer 30 foot hydraulic lift harrows; 5 tonne grain tip trailer, 20 hp Honda, not reg; Comb Trailer; Seed Silo, 8 tonne, with 5/3 ton split; Seed Silo, 10 tonne; 3 x Sherwell field bins; 1 x Ahrens Field Bin; Portable 33 tonne grain bin; 3 x 50 tonne self emptying silos; Mobile Fuel Cart, 1000lt, with 12v pump; Ground Diesel tank, with pump; 2 x 1000lt fuel tanks, old; Overhead Diesel tank, 2000lt; Fenceline 900lt sprayer, pto; Spray tank, 1200lt, with front mount tractor frame/hydraulic pump; Disc, 8 foot harrows on wheels; Mondial 3 ptl fert/bait spreader; Various 3 ptl items, disc, 2 x grader blades, ripper/pine layer, carryall frame, crane, sprayer, 4 row seeder w/ 12 volt drive; Small Tractor Trailer; Kubota Rotary Hoe; Grain moisture meter; Kestrel 3500 Delta T Weather Station; Croplands Portable Chemical Induction Hopper. Miscellaneous: Vehicles; 1995 Magna 4cyl sedan; Ute tub for 2000 Rodeo; 24hp honda motor needs rebuild; Petbow Diesel Generator 15 kva; Baltic Simplex Little Wonder Winnower; Small Forge with Electric Fan & Tools; Portable engine lifting frame; 2 x Air Compressors; Ryobi Bench Grinder; Hitachi Jack Hammer; CIG Mig Welder; Steel Welding Bench; Various Benches; 32 Compartment steel parts rack; Steel Truck locker; Pumps; Jacks; Gates; Posts; Droppers; Pipe; Tubing; Shafting; Timber Framed Windows; Wooden Frames; Doors. Electrical items tested. Directions: Approx 12 km South of Balaklava on the Mallala Road. Signs erected. Terms: Cash on Day unless Prior Arrangement with selling agent; Number system to Apply. ID Required (Drivers Licence); GST Applicable. Light Lunch Available Elders Roseworthy 08 8524 8333 Andrew Bastian 0408 848 262 Vendor: Peter 0419 760 072

PINERY 447.74 Hectares (1,106 Acres) To be Offered in 3 Contingent Lots Lot 1: “Home” - 231.9 Ha (573 ac), mains water, 3 main paddocks, substantial 3 bedroom stone homestead, 3 stand shearing shed, fully enclosed 18m x 36m x 7m fully enclosed implement/bulk storage shed. Lot 2: “Dump & Herb Birds” - 135.16 Ha (334 ac), mains water, 3 main paddocks.

Hoyleton Auction “DASPA” 100Ha / 247 Ac

Lot 3: “Weddings & Parhams” - 80.68 Ha (199 ac), mains water, 2 paddocks, additional income from Telstra lease. AUCTION: Friday 12th March 2010 at 2.00pm (unless sold prior) in the Pinery Hall TERMS: 10% deposit, balance at settlement 8/4/10 Steve Redden 0408 836 914 Leo Redden 0408 806 021

Landmark Redden RIVERTON (08) 8847 2209

RLA 65389


RLA 102485

Balaklava / Nantawarra

AUCTION - 58.12Ha/143.6 acres (approx)

3km south east of Hoyleton. 3 paddocks. Gently undulating rich deep red brown loam soil. 400 - 450 mm average rainfall. Ideal for cropping cereal, hay & legume production. 2 stand shearing shed & steel yards. Brick 3 bedroom home, 2 implement sheds and workshop. A rare opportunity to purchase quality arable land in a reliable rainfall area.

Rare Offering in a tightly held area. Two Freehold titles, three paddocks. Red Grey sandy loam, flat to gently undulating. Virtually all arable. Mains water. Implement sheds. Ideal for cereals, hay or stock.

Auction Friday April 16 at 10.30 am on the property • Terms 10 % Deposit balance at settlement 14/05/2010 • Immediately following the property Auction, a clearing sale to commence • Full details later edition.

Auction Wednesday March 24, 2010 11am at Nantawarra Hall (unless sold beforehand)

Landmark Balaklava - Phone: 8862 1000

Landmark Balaklava 08 88621333

Terms 10 % Deposit balance at settlement 23/04/10 10 Port Wakefield Road, Balaklava Geoff Knappstein 0407 790 210 or Mel Haynes 0408 086 021

Port Wakefield Road, Balaklava Geoff Knappstein 0407 790 210

New listings required Your property may suit! OWEN Reduced $285,000 5 Second Street

Owen red $234,950 40 Second Street

Truly immaculate home

As new 4 bedroom home

• Fully renovated throughout • 3/4 Bedrooms • Ducted R/C aircond. • Huge games room

• 4 Bedrooms • As new home • Spacious Lounge/ Living area

• Inground swimming pool • Manicured gardens • Charming timber kitchen & polished boards

• Ensuite & wir to main bedroom • 3 Way bathroom • R/C split system A/C

Balaklava $168,000 24 Railway Terrace

Balaklava 36 Harris Street

Affordable 3 Bedroom Home On A 880m2 Block

Modern brick veneer home

• 3 Bedrooms • Large Block • Central Location • Renovated Kitchen

• French Doors To Courtyard • Ducted A/C, Gas Heating

• Modern Brick Veneer • 3 Bedrooms, 2 Have BIR • 2 Living Areas • Low Maint. Garden

Balaklava’s Number 1 name in Real Estate Plains Producer, Thursday March 11, 2010


• Split System A/C & Ceiling Fans • Full Length Verandah & Carport On The Side

Halbury $385,000 Sect. 496 hundred of hall

Balaklava $175,000 60 Railway Terrace

Neat And Tidy Double Brick Home.

Magnificent Renovated Bungalow

• Affordable 1st home or investment • Renovated kitchen • 30”X20”x8” garage

• Fully Renovated, 3 Bedroom Plus Office • Stylish New Bathroom • Huge Pergola & Deck Area • 20,000gallon Rw Tank

Neat, tidy & affordable, move straight in

Balaklava $165,000 20 Whitwarta Road

• R/C aircond. • Ready to rent or move in.

• Ample Shedding, • Approx. 4.96 Ac. With Sep. Paddock. • Numerous Other Features

Balaklava $155,000 22 Humphrey Street

Pt Wakefield 12 Mine Street

Ideally located & affordable stone cottage

Approximately 2078m2 With Potential To Develop

• Affordable Cottage • Close To Main Street • 3/4 Bedrooms Or Office

• 2078m2 Approx. • A/C • Renovated Kitchen • Huge Potential • 3/4 Bedroom Or Office • Large Workshop

• Large Carport • Good Tenant In Residence


• 3 Bedrooms With BIR • Renovated Kitchen & Bathroom • Solar Hws

• 40”x24”x8” Shed • 3 Phase Power • 1012m2 Approx.

Balaklava From $79,500 Residential Allotments

• Allots 10, 11, 12, Phillips St 833m2 Approx. Ea. • 8 Saint St 1045m2 Approx.

Tania & Peter Butterfield Mobile: 0417 884 877 Office: 08 8862 2172 Fax: 08 8862 1280


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Down to business! L L A B ET K S A B


Jed Rowland, of the Young Guns, lays up ahead of Ben Shepherd Redlegs.

Riley snares a ‘hat trick’

tennis LEFT: Robert Lloyd in action for Owen/Grace Plains in Lower North senior tennis.

Nine-year-old Riley Chapman outclassed his older opponents and took a ‘hat trick’ for Lower North in Saturday’s U16s cricket match against Brinkworth/ Koolunga. His first wicket at Brinkworth oval was caught by Ryan Wandel, while his second was clean bowled and the following fell into the hands of Harrison Veich. Riley’s first ‘hat trick’ came a week before finals start for the Stanley Cricket League. •Meanwhile, Windsor’s exciting young swimmer, Makayla Ailmore, has once again excelled in the pool. She recently competed at the State summer championships and has Balaklava Blue skipper Bob Barr talks tactics with qualified for the Australian age championKevin Catford in Division 2 White. They lost the match ships in April. against Mallala White but their team meets Riverton She finished the championship with three Black in Saturday’s first semi-final at Hamley Bridge. gold medals and five silver in the State 15 year old girls age group. n ALL THE FINAL ROUND DETAILS, PAGE 20








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