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FARMERS are starting to harvest grain in some parts of the district. In the Mallala area Tim Jenkin began reaping his first barley paddock last Wednesday. Other farmers have followed with queues already forming at local grain silo sites. Tim said the crops were ripe and ready to go. “We started reaping on Wednesday, went all day Thursday and were washed out on Friday morning,” he said. He said the season in general was looking pretty good. “There are no dramas with weight, just as long as the locusts and bugs don’t come in,” he said. PICTURE: Lisa Redpath

James Maitland again has secured another term as Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) mayor – defeating challenger, Richard Pain, in local government elections finalised last weekend. Mr Maitland was declared mayor with a first preference vote of 1361. Mr Pain secured 959 of ratepayers’ votes. In other WRC voting, Central Ward councillors were selected. They are existing councillors David Lamond, Maurice Tiller and new councillor, Owen Chapman. In Northern Ward, existing councillors Darryl Ottens and Greg Stevens were returned, with former

Eastern Ward councillor John Wood, joining them. They will take their seats at the first meeting of the new council in Balaklava next Wednesday evening. •SEE separate reports on pages 4 and 23 for other results. Mayor Maitland, a Brinkworth farmer with 13 years of service as mayor behind him, said he was pleased with the result. He said it would now be “interesting” to see the new council come together at next Wednesday’s meeting. “It will be interesting and challenging to bring the four new councillors up to speed with council issues,” mayor Maitland said.

“It will be a new challenge for them to understand local government procedures, but I believe that challenge will be worthwhile.” Mr Maitland expressed his thanks to everyone throughout the Wakefield Regional Council Area, who supported him during the weeks leading up to the election. “To the electors, thank you for returning me as mayor,” Mr Maitland said. “I look forward to providing strong, experienced leadership for the next four-year term of council. Challenger, Port Wakefield resident Richard Pain, said the end result was “reasonable”.

“I am obviously disappointed about not getting through, but it was good to see the turnout of votes,” he said. “It was my first run at it (contesting the mayoral position) and I thought the votes I received was a fair effort.” Mr Pain said ratepayers needed a “shake-up” and encouragement to get them interested in their council . “I didn’t mind if at the end of the day voters voted for me or Maitland - as long as they voted.” Mr Pain says he will continue to take an active interest in community issues across the whole of the Wakefield Regional Council area. He wished mayor Maitland “all the best.”

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JUST under 50 per cent of eligible people voted in the Wakefield Regional Council elections. The figure of 49.5 per cent was slightly up on the 2006 figure of 45.8 and was a good result, considering the State average is 31.6 per cent. In Central ward, with Balaklava as its base, the figure was higher, with 59.95 per cent of people voting. In northern ward it was 50.2. The high Central ward return reflected the five-way fight for three councillor positions and local sentiment on various council issues. In Western ward where there was no councillors being elected, but resident Richard Pain challenged for mayor, there was a 52.8 per cent voting return. Southern Ward,also not electing a local councillor but the mayor, showed some disinterest, returning only 29.9 per cent.

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Mallala forum to list planning challenges Infrastructure targets for next decade MALLALA today will host a forum to discuss local and regional components of the Strategic Infrastructure Plan for South Australia. The plan, first devised in 2005, is designed to drive co-ordinated, efficient and sustainable infrastructure provision. The Mallala meeting at District Council of Mallala from 10am– 1pm today (Wednesday) will be an opportunity for regional council mayors, CEOs, Regional Development Australia boards, businesses and others to raise issues with State MP for Mawson, Leon Bignell, who is Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure. A similar meeting was held at Ardrossan last Monday, November 8, and more meetings are planned in centres across the State. Mr Bignell said the meetings were important as they gave the government important feedback on progress in all areas, from education to health, water, power supply transport and more. “We have made significant progress since 2005 but we need to review what has been achieved and look to developing priorities for the next five, 10 and 15 years,” he said. “We have tackled the challenges outlined back in 2005 – made a

By Terry Williams ‘wish list’ – and today more than 80 per cent of the priority projects have been completed or are underway. “That’s why I will be in Mallala – to review that list and start the ball rolling on anything identified for the future.” Priorities of the original Strategic Infrastructure Plan included extending the capacity of the electricity transmission network to handle renewable energy generation. Other targets included water supply and wastewater infrastructure and ensuring community services and affordable housing supported a growing aged population. Mr Bignell said it was obvious from discussions, energy and water “were huge issues” in the Yorke and Mid North region. He said there had been “lots of positives” from meetings, but recognised people might be suffering ‘consultation fatigue’ – where they felt they had been repeating the same details to bureaucrats and MPs from various political spheres. “It seems to be something that has evolved, where governments at all levels are wanting to help – but regional stakeholders often are asked the same questions. “My advice is to make sure

the relevant Minister – State or Federal – is contacted by letter to ensure the process not only starts at the bottom, but also filters down from the top.” ‘Poor cousin’ concerns Wakefield Regional Council CEO, Phil Barry, who attended the Ardrossan meeting with mayor James Maitland, noted some key observations from the day. “There’s some concerns the historical focus of infrastructure investment and planning by the state government is on the Greater Adelaide region and that rural areas are treated as a ‘poor cousin’,” Mr Barry said. “It was made quite clear by the facilitators, future infrastructure investment will be linked to the Adelaide and country planning strategies, the latter associated with the likes of the Yorke Peninsula Land Use Framework 2007, Mr Barry said another frustration raised was not seeing much needed infrastructure investment in regions into improved or expanded mains water, electricity, gas services etc, due mainly to the high cost of augmentation by the developer or applicant. “Without greater government subsidy it makes it all the more harder for regions,” he said.

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Blyth does it again ... with KESAB Local town Blyth was announced best Mid North regional town at the KESAB Sustainable Communities Awards last Thursday. It’s another well deserved accolade for the hard-working, close-knit Blyth community. Blyth received a KESAB award in 2008, when it was awarded the best small town award as well as the best Mid North regional town. Regional awards were presented to winning towns and communities representing all corners of the State in South Australia’s longest serving and largest community environmental ongoing initiative. The Blyth community has been busy this year with installations of rainwater tanks, collection of

Named best Mid North regional town Lauren Hermon reports: newspapers for recycling, 2500 tyres placed on the dam which will reduce evaporation by 70 to 80 per cent, and installing solar panels on the netball, bowling and tennis clubs, and school. Two major projects which were also undertaken was the erection of nine poles with banners at important places in town – depicting events from Blyth’s history in the areas of sport, farming, volunteering and environment.

The second project was the Lomandra walking trail, which opened in April this year. This 2.5km return walk runs alongside the golf course. Part of this included the planting of about 80 species of local plants, with 30 named and described for habitat and garden value. KESAB environmental solutions Sustainable Communities programs manager, Alex Hammett, said, signage, bridges and gates were made with recycled materials. “The walk ends at the primary school grasslands education site –

with the students caring for this area, but also using the trail as part of their fitness program and environmental studies,” she said. Blyth Progress Association member Ian Roberts, said is was nice to be recognised. “It’s a small reward for trying to energy and water-proof the town,” Mr Roberts said. “It’s all part of the plan to make Blyth a more livable and pleasant place,” he said. Brinkworth was another local award winner (see report below), taking out the community involve-

ment heritage award. Overall winner of the 2010 KESAB Sustainable Communities Awards was Riverland town,Waikerie. Wakefield Regional Council CEO, Phil Barry, and board member for KESAB, was acting chair on the day. Mr Barry said the terrific projects from both Blyth and Brinkworth were a great achievement. “The two towns are to be congratulated on their success,” he said. More than 230 category entries valued at millions of dollars were received at this year’s awards, showcasing environmental action in the community.

Success stays in the neighbourhood! Brinkworth has a double celebration It was (nearly) all about railways at Brinkworth’s 118th birthday party last Thursday evening, when Tourism SA Business Manager, John Evans and Wakefield Regional Council mayor James Maitland launched the town’s new Railway Heritage Trail interpretive signs. The trail, developed over several years with funding from the Federal government and SA History Trust, has consumed thousands of hours of volunteer time, culminating in last week’s unveiling ceremony. As well as copiously illustrated and informative interpretive signs, the large “Brinkworth” and “Change here for Snowtown, Red Hill (sic) and Moonta lines” signs have also been reinstated at the site of the former station, near the grain silos. The crowd of children and adults was attentive as Mr Evans played Pied Piper, leading them a short way along the northern end of the trail, enthusiastically sharing background stories while revealing three signs in that location. Mr Evans has a personal interest in railways and the development of the northern line. Brinkworth History Group member, Barbara Groom, paid tribute to his involvement in developing the trail. “We are very privileged to have John launch our interpretive signs,” Barbara said. “He has been very helpful, encouraging and supportive throughout our project, always knowing the right place to go, the right person to see.” The evening’s events also included presentation of prizes for a Youth Art Competition, with railway as its theme, as well as presentation of awards for the annual “Beautiful Brink-

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Amalgamation frustration Balaklava primary and high school governing councillors are “extremely disappointed” with State Budget cuts, affecting their hopes for new and updated classroom facilities, incorporating the community library. Balaklava High governing council chairwoman, Louise Michael, and Balaklava Primary governing council chairwoman, Nicole Gregory, brought the issue to public notice last weekend. The schools had previously submitted plans under the Government’s Education Works initiative to amalgamate. If plans were successful, they expected to receive up to $20 million to merge the campuses. However, the Education Department has informed both school governing councils those plans have been abandoned and they will be among 67 co-located schools forced to merge and share in just $27 million between them. However, this funding can only be used to build or upgrade school administration facilities, rather than classrooms or facilities for the students.

HAPPIER times – Louise Michael and Federal Wakefield MP, Nick Champion, at the opening the BHS Trade Training Centre in April. When contacted by the Plains Producer on Monday, Mrs Michael said the governing councils’ main interest had always been, first and foremost for the students, to assist with their learning. “We’ve spent more than three years and countless meetings with

department representatives and architects, planning this particular amalgamation,” Mrs Michael said. “There have been other proposals over more than 15 years, just under a different banner. The proposals have always created interest and goodwill from both the school and

local communities, similar to public health issues in rural areas. “The side issue concerning the workload required to deal with the planning of new school facilities, is that it takes valuable resources away from the job of educating our children, and also creates a bigger workload for the volunteers on school committees.” The State Budget revealed in September, co-located pre-schools, primary schools and high schools would merge to form 33 schools that would operate under one administration as part of $8.2 million savings over two years. Mrs Michael said she hoped to have more discussions with DECS to see whether any concepts which were previously made could be put in place to result in a positive outcome for the schools. A disappointed and frustrated Mrs Michael claimed it was just a “cost cutting measure.” Balaklava Primary school principal, Dale Gathercole said: “The timeline outlined by DECS at our October amalgamation meeting is proceeding, with Asset Services

scheduling a visit within the next two weeks.”

Council concern Wakefield Regional Council CEO, Phil Barry, said council would be concerned at any implications from State government changes to the suggested merger plans “The education facilities are a strength of the local community,”Mr Barry said. “The schools are a key area of council’s Balaklava Master Plan and we would be most concerned at any detrimental impact as a result of State Budget cuts to the Reception to Year 12 proposal. “Council will be strongly supporting the school governing councils.” Coincidentally, Mr Barry raised his concerns on such a cut in State Budget to regional areas at the Central Local Government Region (CLGR) meeting of councils at Melrose last Friday. Mr Barry attended the meeting with mayor James Maitland, who chairs CLGR. (See page 7).

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Balaklava Primary School principal, Dale Gathercole has made a series of proactive recommendations after describing the school’s NAPLAN results in the BPS newsletter as “not what the school would like to see.” In a raft of suggested changes, Ms Gathercole wrote the school would reduce the number of extra curricular activities as a trial in 2011 “to maximise learning and teaching time.” In the newsletter distributed to parents, Mrs Gathercole said: “Our NAPLAN results again are not what we would like to see.” She urged students to “apply themselves to the best of their ability 100 per cent” and reminded parents to remain diligent and supportive of their children. The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests started earlier this year.

Students in years three, five, seven and nine were assessed on the same days using national tests in reading, writing, language conventions including spelling, grammar and punctuation and numeracy. In the newsletter, Mrs Gathercole said: “Staff have analysed the NAPLAN results, and coupled with information from last year’s NAPLAN test and school-based data, I would like to make a few strong recommendations for us as a learning community,” she wrote. Other recommendations included: students’ vocabulary in literacy and numeracy need to be expanded; students need to read and write confidently in a range of situations both during and out of school; check children understand what they are reading; enable children to be good problem solvers and risk takers, and promote the school as a special place of learning.

“We need to develop resiliency,” Mrs Gathercole wrote. Staff at the school recently agreed on a yearly plan to ensure all the main types of writing text are taught and revisited throughout the primary years. In the newsletter, the school’s literacy mentor, Sue Jones, stated writing was identified as an area teachers needed to teach “in more depth”. “At staff meetings we have been discussing persuasive writing to teach children a set structure to write an argument,” she wrote. In a number of action plans, parents were asked to be supportive of their children by engaging them in conversations; introducing them to new words in meaningful ways and reading to them. Students were encouraged to support the school’s code of conduct and to talk about their behaviour learning.

Two new Two Wells councillors Two Wells will be represented by two new councillors with Mark Wasley gaining 102 votes and Jan Heley 111 to be voted into two of the roles, with long standing councillor Joe Daniele retaining the third seat with 187 votes. Tony Flaherty was unsuccessful in being reelected after two terms while Steve Kennedy retired from the role after serving two terms. Mallala ward has experienced no change, with Yvonne Howard receiving 86 votes and Marcus Strudwicke receiving 249 to retain the two seats. The results were not official when the Plains Producer went to press and candidates were reluctant to comment. These are provisional results, and are subject to the Electoral Commission declaring them official.

A poll was included in this year’s voting papers to determine whether council’s mayor should be elected by the community or by the councillors. The poll determined the public would prefer the mayor be elected by the community, and this will come into effect during the next local elections in four years. Marcus Strudwicke, who held the position of mayor for the past year, said there were positives and negatives of both systems. He said while the new system would provide stability with four year terms, it would also exclude unsuccessful mayoral candidates from becoming a councillor. “I think it will provide greater stability, as council has had some instability in the last few years with a different

mayor elected each year,” he said. “Some long standing councillors who decide to run for mayor might be excluded from council altogether if not successfully elected mayor,” Mr Strudwicke said. “But if the community feels they should make that decision, it’s the right

way to go,” he said. Mr Strudwicke said he planned to run for mayor again this term, which will be the last time councillors will elect a mayor or, in the past, a chairman.

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Passing of a legend SOUTH Australian football legend James (Jim) Deane died peacefully in Balaklava on Sunday. The South Adelaide champion, a dual Magarey Medallist and SANFL Hall of Fame member, recently had been residing at Mill Court. His daughter, Sally Angel, runs the nearby Terminus hotel with husband Allen. Deane is grandfather to Sally and Allen’s children, Luke, Steph and Matt. His funeral will be held at Centennial Park, Adelaide, at 11.30am on Thursday. Born in 1928, Deane won Magarey medals in in 1953 and 1957 and was runner-up for three successive years from 1949. He played 157 games for South Adelaide and 33 games for Richmond in the VFL. Plains Producer, Wednesday November 17, 2010


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Following the morning meeting on Melbourne Cup day, Clare Probus club members adjourned to the Riverton hotel for lunch and to watch the Melbourne Cup. Members who were inspired to wear race day hats were from left back row: president Carolyn Evans, vice president Len Russ, Dot Lynn, Delia Chapman, Kevin Behn, and Jan Schupelious. Front: Elizabeth Harris and Lorraine Behn.

Mallala group tours Burra Mallala With about 40 people on board, the combined Probus club of Mallala left Mallala for a bus trip to Burra on Friday, October 22. The group drove through beautiful countryside to arrive at their destination, passingthrough Balaklava, Auburn, Mintaro and Farrell Flat. On arrival to the former copper mining town, the group split into two, with one group viewing the cider factory and the other exploring the sights and shops of Burra. Morning tea was enjoyed in a Cornish cafe, followed by viewing of the huge fossilised remains of a

giant early wombat in the council chambers. Pamela Gauthier said the trip was interesting in many ways. “Learning the history of cider making was most interesting,” she said. The group returned to Burra from the cider factory for lunch, after which they boarded the bus to view the old open cut mining site. It was then off to the old jail, unicorn brewery site and first built Catholic and Anglican churches in Burra. “We continued touring the countryside on our way back to Mallala, arriving home just on 6pm,” Pamela said. “It was a splendid trip.”

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Any member of the community aged 65 or more is welcome to attend a fun day of festivities during the senior citizens luncheon at Hamley Bridge Institute. Hamley’s Community Association is once again providing the lunch for the more mature members of the Community on December 12, starting at 12 noon. (Note this is the second Sunday in December) “All we ask is you let us know you are coming so we’ve got some idea of how many to cater for. And please spread the word so everyone can enjoy a great afternoon,” Louise Wren said. Lunch will be roast ham and turkey with all the trimmings and there will be an historical photo display of Hamley Bridge. RSVP by the end of November to Louise Wren, 8528 2332 or drop a note through the letterbox slot at the old butcher’s shop or put your name on the list at the General Store.

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‘Network’ warning after party trouble Mallala police warn posting party invitations on social networking sites is dangerous and should be avoided. The warning came after Mallala police, along with Two Wells and Gawler patrols, attended a residence at Dublin road, Mallala, in the early hours of Sunday morning, November 14, after a disturbance when gatecrashers arrived at a party held at the home. According to police, there were a number of “scuffles” between rival groups of youths before the party was shut down by police. “There is no doubt the problems were caused as a result of information being posted on an internet social networking site,” said Mallala police officer, Paul Bruggemann. “Serious consideration needs to be given to the invitation process,” he said. “Posting invitations on social networking sites is fraught with danger and should be avoided.” A message from…

Adelaide Plains Road Safety Group Keep Left unless reading is a problem

A very large number of Adelaide Plains residents use the Port Wakefield Road on a daily basis and what an efficent road it is for moving large volumes of vehicles to and from the city areas. So what a shame it is that some of our fellow motorists don’t appear able to understand the very large black and white signs that say

Keep left unless overtaking

Rule 130 from the Road Traffic Act provides that: on a MULTI LANED road where the speed limit for that road is OVER 80 km/h or a KEEP LEFT UNLESS OVERTAKING sign applies to that road, the driver must not drive in the RIGHT lane unless: • Overtaking • Avoiding an obstruction • Each other lane is congested • Every lane is congested The rule can be seen in full in the Australian Road Rules, available from any Transport SA Customer Service Centre, larger newsagents or from www.transport.sa.gov.au/publications/ road-rules/index.asp. The problems caused by people hogging the right lane when they’re no overtaking are very real and are the source of major frustration to many fellow motorists. In addition to building up tensions, it’s quiet likely that such behaviour encourages tailgating and overtaking on the left. So here’s the common sense of it. If you are travelling at what we might call a medium speed say 80 - 90 km/h in a 100km/h section of the Port Wakefield Road, you should safely and legally use the left lane allowing faster cars to pass in the right hand lane. Normally the overtaking vehicle should vacate the right hand lane after completing the overtaking manoeuvre. Whilst the law does not require you to travel at certain speeds in different lanes, it makes sense that the slower you are travelling the further to the left you should be. In this way, as the road gets busier the lanes fill from the left until finally an exemption under rule 130 cuts in making continuous travel in the right lane acceptable when the volume of traffic becomes sufficiently heavy. It’s really all about common sense and being courteous to other road users. If you ever find yourself in the right hand lane with a queue of cars behind you and the other lanes largely empty, then it’s safe to assume that you are as a brown snake in a lucky dip. Move over! The Adelaide Plains Road Safety Group Inc. meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7pm at the old Council Chambers, Old Port Wakefield Rd, and Two Wells. We welcome guests and visitors. Supported by the Motor Accident Commission

Police track ute and DNA

A white Toyota Landcruiser ute is considered an important clue in the search for a person or persons responsible for the stabbing deaths of Andrew, Rose and Chantelle Rowe of Kapunda. Police have revealed DNA found at the scene of the crime belongs to an unknown male, and the DNA profile could not be matched on the national database. Major Crime Detective Superintendent Grant Moyle said police wanted to speak

to two occupants of the white traytop ute, believed to be a 1999 HZJ 75RP model. Supt Moyle said a witness saw one of the occupants step from the Toyota but it was not known if he went inside the Rowes’ home. “It may be there was a legitimate reason for them to be there at that time. “But until we identify the vehicle and owners we can’t eliminate them from our inquiries,” he said. Anyone with information should contact

BankSA Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000. • MEANWHILE, workers found the body of an Asian market gardener at a property off Roberts Lane, near St Kilda road, Waterloo Corner, on Monday morning. The man, aged about 50, was found lying between sheds and police investigations revealed an assault had taken place. A number of wounds were evident but police have not revealed the nature of the injuries or what weapon was used.

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Cash stolen in hotel raid SNOWTOWN

• Snowtown Hotel was broken into on November 8 and about $12,000 in cash and items was stolen. Police investigations are continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Snowtown police on 8865 2100 or BankSA Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. • Two men, a 20-yearold and 22-year-old from Port Wakefield, were arrested after assaulting another man on Wednesday, November 10.

TWO WELLS

• Two Wells police are investigating a spate of thefts which have occurred in the local Two Wells area. One of these thefts occurred at a property on Williams road, Two Wells where an industrial vacuum cleaner valued at about $2,500 was stolen from a truck which was parked on the property on Tuesday, November 9. • A computerised water timer and control box was stolen from Two Wells Primary School near the library on Tuesday, November 9. • Offender(s) broke

into a house on Bailey road, Two Wells by damaging a door and entering the house on Wednesday, November 10. Electronic equipment was stolen and the house ransacked. Crime Scene investigators attended.

MALLALA

• Mallala police attended Frost road, Lower Light in relation to cattle straying on the road on Saturday, November 13. A 55-year-old woman identified herself to police as the owner of the cattle. Police said they had cause to speak with the owner in the past because of cattle escaping. The woman was subsequently reported for having straying cattle and will receive a summons. Mallala police said there was “a level of tolerance” when livestock escaped paddocks because of gates being left open or accidental damage to fences. However, if fences were in a poor state of repair and livestock repeatedly escaped, there often was no other option than to prosecute the owner. • Police remind residents of the start of the ‘fire danger season’ in the mid-north. It is an offence to light or maintain a fire in the open from November 15 to April 30.

VOTE for your favourite “bratender” – Viki Smith at the Terminus Hotel.

It’s ‘bra-vo’ to Miss Vik It might not sound like a title for which you’d like to vie, but becoming the UGLY bartender of the year will bring out Viki Smith’s beautiful side. The Terminus Hotel bar attendant has registered as an ‘Understanding, Generous, Likeable You’ bartender as part of the Leukaemia Foundation’s Australia-wide search. Throughout November, nominated barmen and barmaids will host fun events in their bars to raise money for leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma research and patient care. The bartender who raises the most funds will be crowned UGLY bartender of the year, and will win a sponsored prize. The first of Viki’s range of fun ideas to raise money is a decorated bra competition. Girls have donated $5 each and used their imaginations to create some interesting pieces of work. “This is something fun and different we can do to raise money”

Viki said, who is more commonly known as ‘Miss Vik’. Terminus Hotel patrons can vote for their favourite decorated bra for a gold coin donation. The artist with the most votes wins a prize, and all voters go into a draw to also win a prize. Miss Vik’s final fundraising event will be ‘Sunday fun day’ on November 28 in the Terminus Hotel beer garden from 2pm-6pm. The fun day will include a sausage sizzle, games, raffles and free live entertainment. Miss Vik said everyone should “come along and enjoy the afternoon while supporting a great cause.” Miss Vik is easy to spot with a special UGLY shirt, and will be hoping to raise enough funds – especially as there are prizes for the 10 top UGLY bartenders in SA including a trip for two to Fiji. The winning bar receives a Hoshizaki Ice Maker, while other prizes include a TV and LG Home Theatre.

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• A 29-year-old Kadina man was arrested at Port Wakefield after allegedly smashing a window while being ejected from a bus on Thursday, November 11. He was kept in custody and taken to the Elizabeth cells, pending bail.

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• A Riverton man was reported on Wednesday, November 10, providing false details to police after a vehicle collision on October 13. The same man was later arrested for alleged aggravated assault and disorderly behaviour after a disturbance at the Riverton Hotel.

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• Police arrested a 34-year-old Snowtown man for alleged disorderly behaviour, failure to cease loitering and resisting arrest after police attended a disturbance outside the Snowtown Hotel on Sunday, November 14.

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NEWS v District

700 Roseworthy vet students ‘by 2012’

$28 million animal health centre boosts local region

Most primary producers are familiar with the tax laws which allow them to pay money into Farm Management Deposits (FMDs) and claim a tax deduction for the deposit. This strategy is highly tax effective in profitable years and a source of funds in less profitable years.

Bronte Hewett reports: University of Adelaide’s new state-of-the-art Veterinary Health Centre at Roseworthy campus will play an important role in the treatment and care of domestic pets as well as farming production animals and horses. The $28 million centre, which is the first of its kind in South Australia, was officially launched last Friday by Agriculture Minister, Michael O’Brien. It is home to teaching and research for the University’s School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, as well as pathology diagnostic services and the new publicly accessible full service clinic, Companion Animal Health Centre. The new 5500 square metre Veterinary Health Centre houses teaching and clinical areas, including a Veterinary Hospital and a Veterinary Diagnostic Pathology Laboratory. The school currently has more than 300 students studying at Roseworthy, including 170 studying a pre-vet science degree, but is expected to grow to 700 students by 2012. Previously, these students would have been lost to interstate schools. Head of Animal and Veterinary Sciences school, professor Gail Anderson, said the modern facilities would encourage more people to stay in SA to study veterinary science. “It’s completely new facilities, new to the campus and new to the state in that there really isn’t any other facility for training veterinarians at all in South Australia,” she said. “The production animal side of it will be enhanced by having good pathology training for the vet students,” she said. Professor Anderson said at the launch it was a day to be proud. “I think everyone who has been involved should be proud of what has been achieved and what will be achieved,” she said. According to Mr O’Brien, South Australia is becoming the nation’s hub for academic learning in agricultural and veterinary sciences. Mr O’Brien said the Vet School had already exceeded expectations. “When you consider local students were

However, primary producers should plan for the tax effective withdrawal of FMDs as they are repayable in full (and taxed as income to the primary producer) in the year a primary producer either ceases primary production activities, dies or becomes bankrupt. This is especially so if a primary producer has FMDs totalling close to the maximum limit of $400,000. The following example illustrates the potential tax savings of advance planning in withdrawing FMDs: Assume a primary producer has trading profits in 2010/11 of $40,000 and income for each of the last five years has been $40,000 (for averaging purposes). If he/she has $300,000 in FMDs and unexpectedly dies or ceases primary production activities or becomes bankrupt, he/she will pay tax in 2010/11 on $340,000, being trading profits and the entire FMD balance of $300,000. Even after applying an averaging rebate of nearly $42,000, there will still be $84,880 tax payable on the $300,000 FMDs.

ROSEWORTHY’S head of the Animal and Veterinary Sciences School, professor Gail Anderson, gets a welcome lick from Hamish the dog, as Adelaide University Vice Chancellor, professor James McWha, joins the fun. previously lost to interstate universities for veterinary studies, as well as the number of staff now working at the campus, this represents a major brain gain for Adelaide’s north and for the state,” he said. “It will service the needs of the community and the agricultural sector now and into the future.” Mr O’Brien said he supported talks to strengthen the relationship between South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) and Adelaide University “to build an even more significant research focus on agricultural and vet sciences in South Australia”. Roseworthy has an international reputa-

tion for excellence, with its name synonymous the world over with leading innovation and education in agriculture and wine. Consequently, students come from all over the world, including New Zealand, Japan, the United States, South Africa, China and Indonesia to attend the school. Building further on its history of coinvestment, Mr O’Brien said the State government had allocated additional funds to establish the new SARDI Marine Biosecurity Facility alongside the new pathology suite in the Veterinary Centre building. Construction work on this will begin shortly.

Many issues confront regional councils

Mayors and chief executive officers from 15 councils across the region gathered in the southern Flinders town of Melrose last Friday to discuss common issues of concern. Council delegates met as part of the quarterly forums of the Central Local Government, Region (CLGR) which takes in areas from the Barossa through to the Flinders Ranges, Yorke Peninsula and Mid North.

PLANNING FOR THE WITHDRAWAL OF FARM MANAGEMENT DEPOSITS SAVED ALMOST $40,000 TAX!

Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) mayor and chairman of Central Local Government Region, James Maitland, attended. Delegates discussed the progress of several ongoing projects, along with a number of topical issues, including proposed State government planning reforms; opportunities through the Federal government Regional Australia agreement; impact of the State budget on ru-

ral communities and formation of a regional alliance between CLGR and Natural Resource Management and Regional Development Boards. Implementation of an ewaste television recycling program through the Local Government Association was also discussed; as was Zero Waste SA regional funding submissions and progress with the local government reform

fund audits. Digital Television switchover and support to councils in water resource management and drought support were among some of the other topics. CLGR executive officer, Anita Crisp, said it was a great opportunity for councils to come together to discuss initiatives and concerns and to work together to help solve the many issues facing local government.

If instead our primary producer withdrew $50,000 from their FMDs in each of the six years before ceasing primary production, and made a tax deductible contribution of $50,000 into superannuation (the current limit for people aged 50 or over), they wouldn’t pay any income tax in their personal tax returns on the withdrawal of the FMDs, as the income has been offset by the superannuation deduction. Their $50,000 contribution into superannuation would be taxed at 15% inside their super fund, making a total effective tax on the withdrawal of their FMDs of $45,000 ($7,500 a year for 6 years). They have effectively reduced their “FMD withdrawal tax” by $39,880 from $84,880 to $45,000. Talk to us about optimising your situation! We invite you to meet with us to give you strategies to optimise your taxation, wealth creation, retirement and lifestyle options Here’s an example of issues we can discuss: • Farm Management Deposits • Capital Gains Tax Small Business Concessions • Stamp Duty Concessions • Superannuation Opportunities • Asset Protection and Estate Planning Call us on 8522 2633, email us at admin@symes. com.au or visit our website at www.symes.com. au if you’d like to meet with us at absolutely no charge and no further obligation to you.

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Plan to offer free disposal of unwanted TVs

Residents in regional South Australia will be able to drop off their unwanted and obsolete TVs free of charge at their local councils – but not just yet. Obsolete TVs are expected to become a waste issue for local councils as residents in regional SA and Broken Hill switch over to digital TV on December 15. Minister for Environment and Conservation, Paul Caica, said the State government was supporting council e-waste col-

lections throughout regional SA. “Thousands of unwanted TVs have already been collected for recycling in South Australia,’’ he said. “South Australians are aware of the dangers of sending e-waste to landfill and they are eager to dispose of their unwanted TVs in a responsible way.” Zero Waste SA is working with the Local Government Association of South Australia and 29 regional councils to set up a

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network of television drop-off points throughout the switchover regions. Clare and nearby towns (Blyth, Brinkworth, Snowtown, Lochiel) and nearby farming areas will switch to digital TV on December 15. According to Mr Caica, until waste depot locations are finalised, householders should store their unwanted TVs at home. Collection points and other details will be listed on Zero

Waste SA’s website www.zerowaste.sa.gov.au and in local newspapers in December. Mr Caica said the 100,000 plus households affected by the first stage of the digital switchover will now have a guaranteed avenue to rid their homes of unwanted televisions for free. Residents can drop off their obsolete and unwanted televisions for recycling between December 2010 and mid February 2011.

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Please note: that the above information is general in nature and everyone’s circumstances are different. For these reasons, this article is not intended to constitute professional advice. We strongly recommend that you call us to discuss your specific situation before acting on this matter.

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special feature v Seniors

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here’s not much Jack Walls doesn’t know about building. For 55 of his 71 years, he has been in the construction industry. First as a lecturer at TAFE and then as a principal of Walls Bros Designer Kitchens. So when he and his wife, Maxine, decided to downsize from the luxurious Mawson Lakes home they built themselves into a retirement village, you couldn’t find a more critical buyer. It’s not surprising Jack and Maxine took two years to find the home they wanted to settle in for the rest of their lives: the very first home sold at Angle Vale Gardens Retirement Estate. Over that time, the couple visited most retirement options in and around Adelaide. “We looked from Victor Harbor up to the Barossa but none of it really fitted what we wanted,” Jack said. “I’m fairly critical because I’ve had 55 years in the building industry. My wife looks at one side and I look at construction and what they’ve done and

Critical acclaim for retirement estate how they’ve laid it out, and so on. “What I like about this is each one is independent, it’s not joined. “It’s got its own little backyard. So if you want to sit out there and have a quiet drink and a barbecue lunch, you can still do that; whereas in

Retirement Estate. “She’s a very lovely lady. We felt we were very much at home talking to her from the word ‘go’.” What surprised them while they were looking was the difference in prices and features between the different retirement villages.

First residents love Angle Vale Gardens’ layout and lifestyle most of the others, you’re looking in everyone else’s backyard. “You’ve got people around you, but you can be by yourself when you need that space.” Jack believes a good retirement village comes down to just two things: first is a good product, and second, a good manager. “I think this retirement has both,” Jack said, referring to Di Williams from Angle Vale Gardens

“To get a double garage now is very difficult,” Jack said. “We had a look at a lifestyle village nearby and of 130 units, only one had a double garage. For basically the same unit, I’m paying more than $100,000 less. I think this is the best value for money I’ve seen.” They’re both very excited about making the move over to Angle Vale Gardens Retirement Estate.With a holiday home

Can’t find a way to get overseas? Try this Angle. If all the money you need for fun things like overseas trips is tied up in the family home, try a whole new angle by speaking to us about Angle Vale Gardens Retirement Estate. We’re building freestanding 2 and 3 bedroom villas at a price you will love. So you can buy a brand new home and free up the money to spend your retirement living in style. Call Di Williams on 8284 8801 or visit us at 4 Fradd Road Angle Vale. We’re open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, 10am to 2pm.

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at Port Victoria, it’s just 10 minutes to Port Wakefield road to be on their way. For more information on Angle Vale Gardens Retirement Estate, call Di Williams on 8284 8801. Or see her at 4 Fradd road, Angle Vale on Tuesdays, Wednesays, Thursdays and Sundays from 10am – 2pm. Or check the website at www.anglevalegardens. com.au.

MAXINE and Jack Walls outside their new home – “what I like about this is each one is independent, it’s not joined,” says Jack.

Love and respect at Mill Court

Balaklava Mill Court Homes is a 40 bed aged care facility with 38 permanent resident places and two respite places. It is run by a board of local community members and is a not- for-profit organisation. Mill Court also has 15 independent living units situated around the main building. Mill Court employs 57 staff from within the local community, some working full-time but most working on a parttime basis. The facility has always worked with a higher ratio of staff to residents than many other aged-care facilities. Staff are dedicated to providing the best quality care and have a professional caring approach to looking after the elderly citizens in our community. There are five registered nurses, 11 enrolled nurses and 20 caring staff with a Certificate III in Aged Care. There are 14 environmental service staff who are employed in kitchen, laundry and cleaning, two administration and two maintenance staff. All services are carried out on the premises. Mill Court caters for

NEW GARDEN

– An area of garden on the eastern side of Mill Court has been renewed, with landscaping, new plants and trees paved pathways and lawned area designed by Living Pictures. Michael Belcher Gardens completed the work. It gives residents a bright new area to relax. Pictured enjoying the new area are resident Doreen Larson, Di Guthberg (lifestyle), resident Trevor Barr, Mike McAvaney (maintenance), resident Bill Tonkin, Angela Mackay (clinical nurse manager) and resident Vi Dyer.

residents with both high and low care needs and is a facility were ageing in place is respected. Mill Court believes residents who have to leave their home and move to a facility should only do it once and being able to stay in their own environment until the end is very important – not only to the residents but also to the family and the staff who have often grown very fond of them. So how do you become a resident of Mill Court and what does it

cost? All members of the community looking for entry into any aged care facility must have their financial assets assessed through a Centrelink Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). All residents will pay a daily care fee – this is in line with the pension and increases six monthly. The other fee that may be charged concerns accommodation. This is calculated on personal assets and Centrelink then decides if the fee needs to be charged as

a bond (if ACAT is low) or a daily charge (if the ACAT is high). A person who has few assets is not excluded from entry into Mill Court. For more information there is a booklet called Five Steps to Entry into Residential Aged Care available from the Department of Health and Ageing. For other general information call the Aged and Community Care Information Line on 1800 500 853. Or call Mill Court on 8862 1576.

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special feature v Seniors ALWAYS THERE TO ASSIST COMMUNITY:

CHAP delivers quality of life

Having recently celebrated 20 years of service to the community, the Country Home Advocacy project (CHAP) continues as a major provider of quality services in the Wakefield Plains area. CHAP assists the frail aged, younger people with a disability and their carers to remain living independently in their own homes. CHAP administers a range of programs from once-off, low level assistance to complex packages of care. CHAP works closely with the individual to tailor services to suit the assessed needs and provides information and support to ensure the most appropriate services are engaged. One of five regional offices, the Balaklavabased CHAP team works collaboratively with other local and regional services and community groups to maintain a close relationship with the community they serve. CHAP is actively engaged in planning to ensure it continues to be able to service the future needs of an ageing population. It has been proactive in seeking additional funding from the State and Federal government under the Home and Community Care

program for the region so it might continue to grow and support people who choose to maintain an independent lifestyle in their own home. CHAP’s ongoing success relies upon access to a register of independent contractors in order to effectively deliver a range of services. These include domestic assistance, social support, help with shopping and banking,

home maintenance and personal care. Opportunities are always available for appropriately skilled individuals wanting to work with frail elderly clients in our community to register with CHAP. o For more information about CHAP services or to find out more about opportunities for potential contractors, contact the Balaklava office on 8862 2155.

THE CHAP team at Balaklava from left: co-ordinators, Belinda MayWoidt, Chris Guerin, Merry Bennett; clerical officer, Brenda Cameron and team leader, Louise Bach.

Hamley Bridge memorial hospital inc Hamley Bridge Rest Home incorporates a low care hostel, long term low and high care, respite and a 12 bed Special Care Unit for dementia clients (all Commonwealth licensed and funded). We have a daily physio, leisure and lifestyle, group activities and weekly bus trips. Volunteers offer massage, weekly bingo, happy hours, carpet bowls and gardening. We have weekly visits from a physiotherapist, access to health link for specialist care and two visiting doctors who have a surgery in the township. The facility also has a specifically built Palliative Care Unit which was opened in 2008, and a number of private acute beds. All enquiries on bed availability and/or other services to:

19 Albert Street, Hamley Bridge Telephone: 8528 2276 Fax: 8528 2618

SKITTLES keep this group active at Hamley Bridge Memorial Hospital. From left are: Jeanne Nielsen, Phyllis Hargrave, Jessie Elliott, Gladys Conness and Audrey Hogg.

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Are you over 65 and in need of support to continue living at home? Contact our Balaklava office on 8862 2155 to find out if we can help you CHAP provides a range of services to the frail aged including once-off services such as gutter/yard cleanups and minor home maintenance to assist you with your ability to remain safely at home. Services are funded by Home & Community Care

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS REQUIRED CHAP requires contractors to provide services such as personal care, domestic assistance and basic home maintenance in Dublin, Mallalla, Port Wakefield, Owen and Hamley Bridge areas. Minimum requirement for personal care is Certificate III TAFE Community Services. All contracts are individually negotiated. www.plainsproducer.com.au

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NEWS v District Military campaigns honoured by Expressway

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We remembered SILENCE stopped the nation – and Balaklava last Thursday. On the 11th day of the 11th month, locals were brought to a standstill on Remembrance Day when they took the time to honour fallen soliders who fought for Australia in conflicts around the world. Balaklava RSL was just one group from the district to pay its respects, holding a Remembrance Day service at the town’s Triangle. Bowed heads remembered those who fought in battle as the 11th hour struck.

Lutheran church pastor, Jim Bryan, conducted the service with about 50 locals, including students from Balaklava Primary School and Horizon Christian School present to remember those who sacrificed their lives. “We are here to honour those who sacrificed their lives for us and those who were haunted by memories of what they saw,” pastor Bryan said as he addressed the crowd. Balaklava local and Royal Australian Air Force cadet, Tyson Walker said the day meant a lot to him.

More than 200 war veterans and members of the veterans’ community last Friday participated in a commemorative tour of the Northern Expressway where some of Australia’s most famous military campaigns and battles are now honoured. An initiative of the Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure and the Veterans Advisory Council, five expressway interchanges will be known as: Hamel – Penfield road and Northern Expressway; Tobruk – Heaslip road; Kokoda – Curtis road; Kapyong – Angle Vale road; Long Tan – Two Wells road. The party also viewed new interpretive signage near Kapyong Bridge. Premier Mike Rann officially recognised the new bridge names and the veteran community’s contribution at an informal ceremony at the Adelaide Soaring Club. The $564 million Northern Expressway opened to traffic on September 13 with about 15,000 vehicles per day now using what is Australia’s smoothest road.

“It is worth remembering those who have done so much for us,” he said. Balaklava Primary School student, Tameaka Gregory said the day was also important for her as it gave people a chance to “remember people who died in war”. Solemn hymns and the national anthem brought the service to an end. Afternoon tea followed at the RSL clubrooms. Two Wells RSL also held a Remembrance Day service at the Two Wells War Memorial, conducted by Tony Flaherty.

Tameaka Gregory remembers with a traditional red poppy.

Fire bans

ABOVE: Remembrance Day - RSL members Arthur Diercks (left) and Don Beare place wreathsduring the service. LEFT: At the memorial recognising conflicts other than the two world wars are (from left) Maria Fe Austria, Sianna Bond, Olivia Loy, Ethan Auerbach, Ethan Brownlie and Carly Williams.

Fire restrictions now apply in the Mid North region. The fire danger season started in five Country Fire Service (CFS) Fire Ban Districts on Monday. Also included are Yorke Peninsula, Murraylands, Riverland and Upper South East. CFS Acting Chief Officer, Andrew Lawson, said mild weather conditions should not be a cause for complacency.

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Megan Busch, Meg Tucker, Rita Rojan, Grace Redden and Taylor Smith with their solar power project.

ABOVE: Year 11 student Amanda Weragoda shows her group’s UAV plane to from left: Federal MP, Nick Champion’s representative, Mathew Werfel, physics teacher, Richard Bastian, Clare & Gilbert Valleys mayor, Allan Aughey and State Independent MP for Frome Geoff Brock.

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Riverton students display their talent Riverton and Districts High School revealed its Showcase 2010 last Thursday, with students displaying their work in the Riverton Community Gym. Year 9 EWB projects, C2C+ projects, Riversleigh wine launch, the

Year 12 art show and other student work were part of a day session from 1–3pm, with an evening session from 5.30–8.30pm. Award winning steaks were on offer – a product of the school’s led steer program.

Riverton Primary School year two student Luke Hartwell has a go at a year 10 project by Stuart Perso and Lisa Przibilla (other group members absent), which involved building a Nerf gun that fires via a Wii nunchuck as a Bluetooth controller. PICTURES: Lisa Redpath

JENNY McArdle and Stephen Cleary have a combined 55 years service at Balaklava’s pharmacy.

Customers and colleagues the formula for long service Riverton Primary School year six students (from left) Xavier Redden, Riley McInerney, Max Connell, Liam Rowett and Jack Turney check out Emma Jordan and Chloe McEvoy’s project, which involved testing two three-star shower heads and their water efficiency.

Kapunda schools exhibit work n The annual exhibition of work by students at Kapunda High and primary schools is being displayed at the town’s community gallery. The exhibition opened last Thursday and continues until Sunday, December 5. While most of the work on exhibition is that of year 12 students, there will be

some work by students in years 10 and 11. Kapunda Community Gallery is located above the library on the corner of Main and Hill streets, Kapunda. It is open daily from 10am to 4pm and has wheelchair access. Admission is free.

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Balaklava Chemplus workers Jenny McArdle and Stephen Cleary have been recognised for their long-term service at the pharmacy. Starting out at just 15, Jenny, who is 46 next month, began her Year 10 work experience at the pharmacy and according to Jenny – she has been there ever since, celebrating 30 years at the pharmacy in September. Balaklava resident Jenny, who began as a junior and is now a dispensary assistant, received an employee of the year award

in 2007 for her hard work. Jenny’s passion for her job shines through in the way she greets customers. “Customers and my workmates are the best thing about my job,” she said. “We’re like a little family.” Stephen Cleary is another proud Chemplus worker to celebrate 25 years at Balaklava’s pharmacy. Stephen is a pharmacy assistant and has the task of getting through all of the bookwork! He will celebrate his 25th year

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PEOPLE OF THE PLAINS v District Roses claim garden award n Balaklava’s KESAB Tidy Towns “garden of the month” October award went to Cherie and David Cmrlec, of Bruce Drive, for a wonderful display of roses in their front yard.

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Balaklava angler Jeff Sutton couldn’t stop smiling after a recent fishing trip to Twin Lakes, near Hobart in Tasmania. Jeff, pictured with a brown trout weighing 8 pounds, visited a “catch and release” fishing and game lodge with friends. The brown was just one of several species landed but safely returned to the lake.

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At a recent get-together of model engineers at Clare, a very surprised Don Springbett was presented with life membership of the Clare Valley model engineers. Whilst presenting the award to Don (right), treasurer Dean Manderson spoke of Don’s efforts in establishing the club in September, 1998, when the first structure, the unloading ramp, was installed. Much work took place beforehand, with Don organising the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council to enable the “bigger train set” to be built in Melrose Park and buying the first track out of his own pocket. Don was the founding president and has held this position to date, with much of the success of the club due to Don’s outstanding contributions. The club’s most recent project is a shelter over the passenger loading area. The club last weekend held its first twilight run .

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Kapunda State Emergency Service (SES) volunteer, William Noack was recently honoured as an SES life member, joining 27 other SES staff and volunteers who were given life membership awards after 35 years of service to the organisation. SES chief officer, Chris Beattie, said each award recipient received an engraved tray and pin as a thankyou. Their name was added to the SES honours list.

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SPORT v Basketball

Excitement grows with close clashes “De - fence! De fence!” Dribbler tells me this was called out in one of the junior boys games. I was surprised when he added that it was called out to help the team remember to go back and defend in the three point area as their team was 10 points up. It would be great if teams learned this and the call became fun and helpful. Unfortunately, so many of our players and coaches only think of defence as a zone, where the object is to guard the basket. If only there was more basketball to be seen on TV – maybe then they would know that guarding a player, one-on-one, is the defence to play.

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“Mercy”, I am informed, is given in the junior grades once a team is 10 points up. It’s not just to take the pressure off the opposition I am told, but also to have the stronger team learn one-on-one defence in the three point area just like our basketball heroes play. Jake Michael could be one of our future heroes. He stood taller than all the others in his game in more PHOTOS: LISA REDPATH

JULIE Krieg, Thunder, shoots from the three point line during the B Women’s game against Bulldogs.

ways than one. He used this height to help his team mates and made the game fun and fair. The opposition – Owen – had many younger and new to the game players. They were outclassed, particularly by Jake and Jacob Butterfield, but not humiliated. Good sports are great to find, well done lads. Another tight and exciting game was the Junior Boys’game between Bulldogs and Falcons. Both teams scored highly with Samuel Carslake leading the way with nearly 30 points. Falcon’s player Dawson Page, like his dad, stood tall and with Todd and Tyson managed to control the key and eventually the game. There are some up-and-coming basketballers in this grade. Next week’s game between the Falcons and the Bulls should be a test for both teams. Dribbler reckons some high scoring is likely. Layups are the main shot in basketball, however leaping high from under the basket and having the ball roll off the fingers would have to be one of the most spectacular. I love watching players do this, while Dribbler loves to do them. I saw plenty on Friday night. TheAmen competition is anyone’s. There was a draw and a two-point game. Unfortunately for one team, they forgot to register a player and so lost their points. It was a great spectacle too. Finger roll shots by Leigh and Justin gave the Young Guns the edge, Dribbler reckons. B Men had some exciting games. It was good to

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see the Eagle “oldies” at it, but unfortunately next week will have to be the beginning of the winning. In the other game, Ryan Darling was scintillating under the ring tapping in many a shot. Justin Smith was as silky skilled as ever, but five players is not enough when the stamina and skills of the opposition are as good as the Peckers. Dribbler told me that Lachlan Michael was throwing three pointers when practising, but just couldn’t hook one in the game. I think I’ll check his game out next week as he has to bag some sooner or later. I love seeing three pointers and how they break open a game. There were a number of close exciting games played by the women. One point separated teams in the Senior Girls’ Celtics and Bulldogs clash. Skill and speed, more than size, gave the Bulldog women the edge with Caitlyn Moulds and Ashleigh Williams displaying both. Shauni Tiller put in another determined effort and, along with Ciara Guy I am sure, will be working on ways to change things around next time they meet. Ashleigh Williams had a busy night and featured in the close B Women’s game. This time not so fortunate, although I am sure Bronte Hewett was pleased with the result. She gave her team mates the drive needed to take this game out. Ashleigh’s mother,

Kirsty led the way with a match winning performance. The Bulldogs A team managed to knock over the Storm and take first place in the women’s

competition. It was a tough defensive game and great to watch. Next week’s clash between Bulldogs and Owen should be worth

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Young Guns 30 (L.Wright 11, J.Walker 10, B.Michael 7) def Bulldogs 28 (D.Hill 9, S.McGuiness 8, M.Olsen 4). Owen 20 (won on forfeit) def Long Plains 0 (team forfeit).

Bulldogs 14 (K.Williams 10, K.Cmrlec 2, T.Nicholls 1) def Storm 12 (C.Gregor 5, J.Harding 2, C.Koch 2). Long Plains 45 (J.Fiebig 16, K.Blackwell 12, K.Noll 9) def Owen 29 (P.Florence 14, S.Florence 12, M.Dunstan 2).

B Men Longies 26 (C.Jenkin 8, A.Sharman 7, J.Barnes 5) def Eagles 24 (M.Smith 8, W.Hill 5, S.Lawrie 4). Peckers 47 (L.Michael 15, R.Darling 14, L.Williams 9) def Auburn Hawks 29 (J.Smith 15, S.Noack 6, J.Vater 6)

Under 18 Boys Mavericks 38 (L.Williams 11, D.Pfeiffer 8, T.Shepherd 7) def Bulldogs 20 (T.Williams 8, J.Zilm 6, J.Shepherd 4. Owen 36 (T.Halls 16, K.Robinson 7, T.Lloyd 4) def Long Plains 17 (D.Wilson 4, L.Lu 4, D.Haynes 3).

Under 16 Boys Redlegs 36 (B.Krieg 14, C.Veitch 12, T.Nottle 10) def Bulldogs 29 (B.Taylor 18, J.Appleby 11). Owen 44 (J.Dunstan 10, R.Lloyd 8, J.Pratt 8) def Broncos 20 (J.Speissegger 9, Z.Scholz 6, H.Veitch 3).

Junior Boys Redlegs 32 T.Moulds 14, N.Studham 14, L.Pringle 4) def Rockets 14 (R.Betts 6, N.McArdle 4, B.Verner 4). Falcons 46 (D.Page 18, T.Scholz 14, T.Lamond 4) def Bulldogs 42 (S.Carslake 27, J.Studham 15). Bulls 28 (J.Butterfield 14, J.Michael 8, S.Michael 4) def Swish 11 (C.Lane 6, Z.Snowden 3, A.Snowden 2).

B Women Thunder 34 (B.Hewett 10, N .McCracken 8, C.Barlow 6) def Redlegs 32 (A.Williams 10, N .Bryan 4, R.Dixon 4). Cats 53 (C.Stone 20, N .Andriske 10, L.Mugge 7) def Eagles 14 (A.Trench 6, K.Hoepner 4, R.Bird 2). Lightning 71 (L.Michael 20, A.Simon 16, R.McPharlin 12) def Owen 4 (M.Schulz 2, A.Warner 2).

Senior Girls Bulldogs 27 (C.Moulds 13, H.Hoepner 8, A.Williams 6) def Celtics 26 (S.Tiller 8, T.White 8, C.Guy 6). Wildcats 24 (A.Michael 9, B.Koch 7, S.Faehrmann 6) def Owen 6 (A.Marsden 2, H.Sellar 2, T.Smith 2).

Junior Girls Breezers 22 (K.Wedding 18, J.Heaslip 4) def Sharkes 18 (S.Heaslip 10, K.White 6, B.Smith 2). Bulldogs 28 (N .Greenshields 10, T.Williams 8, T.Bigg 4) def Pumas 18 (B.Wilson 8, G.McArdle 4, R.Dunstan 2). Strykers 40 (K.Gregory 22, E.Mahony 16, W.Palmer 2) def Suns 24 (L.Tiller 12, C.Pennycuick 6, A.Allen 4).

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SPORT v District

Ba s k e t b a l l JASON Parker about to grab the ball, while opponent James Rundle is ready to defend during last Tuesday night’s mixed netball game at Long Plains. LEFT: Marni Jones in action. BELOW: Jared East tries to intercept a pass to Derek Friedrichs.

Umpire Andrew Smith watches on as Owen’s Ben Lloyd and Dylan Biggins, Long Plains, tussle to get to the ball during the A Men’s match Friday night.

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Rain dampens spirits…again By John Glistak, WMBA secretary • From back page Elsewhere, Hamley Bridge and Port Wakefield shared the points in their abandoned match. In the first six rounds, Hamley Bridge has only been able to complete two matches together with the bye and three abandoned matches. Not the best of start! Wasleys had the bye last weekend. The feature Division One match this weekend will be Mallala hosting Riverton. Despite Mallala having the home green advantage, Riverton should take the points in this match. Hamley Bridge travels to Wasleys, keen to get more competitive play under their belts. A win for the visitors is expected. Port Wakefield hosts Balaklava in a match where the competition leaders should add another win to their tally. Owen has the bye this weekend, bringing to a close the first cycle of matches for Division One. Division One results, November 13: Riverton 86(10) (N Rogers 29, B Mullins 19, M Griffiths 38) def Owen 62(2) (B Parker 21, G Sampson 30, G Harkness 11); Balaklava 85(10) (P Thompson 17, T Clifford 43, B Taylor 25) def Mallala 59(2) (I Stuart 25, P Furst 13, B Smith 21); Hamley Bridge vs Port Wakefield (match abandoned). Division One standings: Balaklava 44 (+94), Riverton 44 (+69), Mallala 33 (-10), Hamley Bridge 32 (+9), Port Wakefield 27 (-12), Owen 26 (-74), Wasleys 10 (-76). Division One – November 20: Wasleys vs Hamley Bridge, Port Wakefield vs Balaklava, Mallala vs Riverton, Owen bye.

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Results from October 27. Clare Red 41 (8) def Brinkworth 26 (2) – R Howes 24 def M Erwin 7, R Jarman 17 L F Groom 19. Clare Green 42 (9) def Balaklava 30 (1) – T Haysman 23 def K Harkness 11, T Sims 19 drew with K Cottle 19. Burra 55 (10) def Clare Blue 25 (0), C Boston 25 def D Noonan 15, R Taylor 30 def K Clarke 10. Snowtown 38 (8) def Clare White 36 (2), R Atkinson 22 def R Brandt 16, R Brand 16 L R Wurst 20. Spalding 44 (5) drew with Blyth 44 (5), G Goodridge 25 def L Mader 20, G Blaser 19 lost to R Deluca 24. Premiership table Team Points % Burra 40 69.07 Clare Red 28 54.55 Snowtown 25 55.81 Blyth 25 48.46 Clare White 20 48.74 Balaklava 16 47.22 Spalding 13 46.62 Clare Blue 12 42.76 Clare Green 11 48.91 Brinkworth 10 36.27 Next week: Clare Blue v Clare Green, Balaklava v Clare Red, Brinkworth v Blyth, Clare White v Burra, Snowtown v Spalding.

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Northern Light Women

The rain didn’t stop bowlers at Mallala on Saturday. Pictured is Helen March, Mallala watching her bowl approach the jack during the Division Two match against Wasleys.

Division Two fairly even Positions within Division Two continue to change from week to week, due to the evenness of the competition and the effect of the bye each round. Balaklava White now leads the competition following their 11-shot win over Riverton White. In a rain-shortened match, Tarlee White’s win over Balaklava Red has moved them into second spot. Hamley White sits third despite their narrow loss to Tarlee Red in the another rain-shortened match. In other matches, Port Wakefield Blue, Owen, and Mallala White had comfortable victories over their respective opponents. Hamley Red and Port Wakefield Gold shared the points in their abandoned match. Riverton Black had the bye for the round. Matches to watch this weekend include Balaklava Blue vs Balaklava White and Hamley White vs Port Wakefield Blue. The results of both matches will have a significant effect on the standings, as each of the sides

Results from November 11. Auburn Red 37 (M Parkinson 17, L Wildash 20) def Robertstown Gold 30 (C Ruediger 12, L Mosey 18). Booborowie 38 (L Pearce 22, R Landorf 16) def Saddleworth Gold 33 (T Ritchie 15, C Haydon 18). Tarlee 38 (J Rohde 9, J Branson 29) def Burra Green 37 (A Webster 10, H Stockman 27). Mintaro 37 (S Ettridge 11, L Dixon 26) def Auburn Black 30 (M Mount 21, S Hean 9). Burra Gold 34 (D Broderick 15, K Lomman 19) lost to Riverton Blue 41 (M Keast 24, J Schroeder 17). Robertstown Green 34 (S Kimpton 22, D Kotz 12) lost to Burra Red 44 (D Day 18, L Sutton 26). Riverton Black 37 (A Harrip 19, J Griffiths 18) def Saddleworth Blue 28 (P Milde 14, B Schoenberg 14). Riverton Green 40 (E Passehl 17, J Przibilla 23) def Spalding 22 (D Huish 11, T Peters 11). Premiership table as at 11/11/10 Pts Shots % Auburn Red 44 92 60.45 Riverton Blue 44 83 58.77 Robertstown Green 34 51 55.88 Riverton Black 32 49.5 55.54 Tarlee 28 22 52.54 Burra Red 27 - 6 49.33 Burra Gold 26 -31 46.46 Riverton Green 25 38 54.26 Robertstown Gold 24 -20 47.63 Saddleworth Blue 18 -14 48.32

Burra Green Booborowie Spalding Mintaro Auburn Black Saddleworth Gold

sit among the leading bracket of contenders in this division. Elsewhere, Tarlee White and Owen are likely to add to their win tally against Riverton Black and Wasleys, respectively. In the remaining matches, results could go either way, depending on which sides better handle the conditions of the green on the day. Riverton White has the bye for the round. Division Two results, November 13: Balaklava White 72(10) (M Olsen 21, G. Olsen 32, C. Milton 19) def Riverton White 61(2) (R Hannaford 20, D Lowry 17, J Glistak 24); Port Wakefield Blue 75(12) (S Reimers 25, P Baum 29, P Fontaine 21) def Balaklava Blue 55 (0) (P McPharlin 18, R Barr 17, K Harkness 20); Tarlee Red 44(10) (I Rohde 12, D Meyers 18, F Gorey 14) def Hamley White 36(2) (J Bell 14, A Fyfe 10, M Nicholls 12); Owen 84(11) (K Warnes 34, P Sullivan 25, L Hean 25) def Mallala Black 53(1) (B Hill 9, B Whyte 25, K McDonald 19); Mallala White 106(12) J Curnow 31, G Forrest 35, P

18 -28 46.46 18 -42 45.18 13 -39 45.41 13 -56.5 43.23 10 -33 45.42 10 -58 43.28

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March 40) def Wasleys 45(0) (S Edlington 17, S Wendland 19, J McDonnell 9); Hamley Red vs Port Wakefield Gold (match abandoned); Tarlee White 40(9) (D Quodling 17, J Perry 10, D Branson 13) def. Balaklava Red 36(3) (T Jones 9, K Cottle 14, C Cowan 13). Division Two standings: Balaklava White 45 (+75), Tarlee White 43 (+26), Hamley White 42 (+20), Owen 39 (+39), Balaklava Blue 39 (+2), Port Wakefield Blue 36 (+9), Mallala White 35 (+37), Port Wakefield Gold 34 (+25); Hamley Red 34 (+14), Riverton White 34 (-9), Balaklava Red 33 (+27), Riverton Black 26 (-16), Wasleys 26 (-99), Tarlee Red 23 (-43), Mallala Black 15 (-101). Division Two – November 20: Riverton Black vs Tarlee White, Balaklava Red vs Hamley Red, Port Wakefield Gold vs Mallala White, Wasleys vs Owen, Mallala Black vs Tarlee Red, Hamley White vs Port Wakefield Blue, Balaklava Blue vs Balaklava White, Riverton White bye.

A Barr, J Roberts, T Jones (sk), R McDonald, H Philp, C Welke, K Cottle (sk).

Wooroora womens

For matches played on November 20. DIVISION ONE: Owen - bye. Balaklava v Pt Wakefield at Pt Wakefield. K McPharlin, A Northcott, S Hawke, B Taylor (sk), G Palmer, R McPharlin, P Thompson, D Lamond (sk), B Olsen, O Chapman, A Chivell, T Clifford (sk). Cars: Thirds. DIVISION TWO: Owen v Wasleys at Wasleys. D Brown, A Wandel, K Gould, R Hill (sk). A Tiller, D Hartwell, L Beaty, K Warnes (sk). J Robinson, D Lauricella, B Diehl, L Hean (sk). Cars: A Wandel, D Hartwell, D Lauricella. Depart at 12:45pm. Reserve: C Hocking. Balaklava White v Balaklava Blue at Home. H Hebisch, C Stewart, Z Guy, J Olsen (sk), L Day, N Olsen, S Guy, M Olsen (sk), L Braddock, B Moffat, J Milton, C Milton (sk). Balaklava Blue v Balaklava White at Home. D Anderson, P Ramm, K Catford, P McPharlin (sk), R May, L Barr, E Cunningham, R Barr (sk), R Fitzpatrick, R Greenshields, L Harkness, K Harkness (sk). Balaklava Red v Hamley Red at Home. B Kreig, N Sampson, J McPharlin, C Cowan (sk), R Hillman,

Results from November 11. Two Wells White 39 d Hamley Bridge Red 26, M Maylin 23 d L Moloney 11, B Lee-Archer 16 d H Gregory 15. Mallala White 35 d Pt Wakefield Gold 33, R Jenkin 10 L B McQuire 20, B Roney 25 d M Hayes 13. Balaklava Green 37 d Pt Wakefield Blue 32, B Philp L S Kempster, G Chapman 24 d H Brown 13. Owen 44 d Balaklava Gold 34, B Harkness 17 L J Milton 20, G Wandel 27 d K Catford 14. Balaklava Red 37 d Two Wells Red 29, L Harkness 26 d B Molloy 11, C Goldney 11 L S Underwood 18. Mallala Black 52 d Hamley Bridge Gold 21, Y Curnow d N Bubner 6, C King 19 d N Fyfe 15. Premiership table Two Wells White 58+50 Balakava Green 56+73 Mallala White 53+40 Owen 46+62 Pt Wakefield Gold 32+10 Mallala Black 31+18 Hamley Bridge Red 28-94 Balaklava Gold 25+4 Hamley Bridge Gold 24-49 Two Wells Red 23-36 Balaklava Red 22-28 Pt Wakefield Blue 22-50

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Cultural game for Lower North juniors THE Lower North junior cricket team played against the Singapore School cricket side – who are on a 10 day tour, playing in matches across the Adelaide Plains – on Saturday afternoon at Balaklava Oval. The weather was showery, however the boys were incredibly keen. Result of the day was a draw of 136 runs each.

A clean sweep for Lower North Cricket Club Lower North Cricket Club (LNCC) won both its matches on Sunday, October 24 in the annual inter-league contests against both associations on Yorke Peninsula. Played at Port Victoria Oval, in the round robin contests, captain Ryan Darling said: “We went over to the ‘leg’ to enjoy ourselves,” Chasing the Lower Yorke Peninsula’s 6/110 in the first fixture, the LNCC achieved the winning runs in the 19th over, in its first game. Captain Ryan Darling remained unbeaten on 36, with Simon Gill and Sam Rowland both having a significant impact as well in the shortest version of the game, collecting 27 and 26 respectively. Matt Higgs was the best on the LNCC bowlers with 2/22 in this initial win.

By Peter Argent In the victory that ensured a clean sweep on the day, the LNCC batted first against the Yorke Peninsula Cricket Association, making a competitive total of 128 from their 20 over allotment. Rowland started with the willow making a powerful 42, while Jason Henderson (20) and Ryan McPharlin (17) helped out. They bundled their opponents out for just 75 in reply, collecting the final wicket from the fourth delivery of the 18th over. Higgs produced a devastating spell with the ball, collecting a five wicket haul (5/14), while Shane McGuiness chimed in with two scalps (2/16).

From left, Margaret Marshman (Mallala), Lower North president Peter Buckley, Shirley MacIntyre, Lyn Moloney (Hamley Bridge), Margaret Magee (Lyndoch), and Natalie Fyfe (Hamley Bridge) after the induction of the four new members. Southern Branch president, Don Guerin, at right, looks on.

Lower North regains Past Presidents shield Players from Snowtown, Mundoora, Balaklava, Owen, Tarlee, Hamley Bridge, Mallala, Two Wells and Gawler joined members from Barossa Bowling Clubs for their annual game against Southern Branch of the Past Presidents Association of South Australia.

This year, Lower North were able to win back the Marshman Shield and the Bolton Bowl, which they lost last year. A coach load of members of the Southern Branch fought valiantly to try to retain the trophies, which are played for each season – this year

Lyndoch club was the host and ably catered for about 90 players. During the day, four new members were inducted into the Lower North Branch by special events co-ordinator of the Past Presidents’ Association Shirley MacIntyre. Lower North Branch presi-

dent Peter Buckley, from Nuriootpa, thanked all who attended and the Lyndoch Club for being excellent hosts. Peter announced the next game would be against the Northern Branch at Port Pirie on Monday December 6, commencing at 10.30am.

Lower Gilbert cricket association

from the pitch Blyth/Kybunga take on Auburn/Mintaro Name: Jarrad Dunstan Nickname: JD Team: Mallala Cricketing Status: Playing! Who would you least like to face up to? Why? Shaun Tait – too quick and unpredictable Who is your favourite Waugh? Mark Who is your favourite Australian Cricket Captain? Michael Clark Funniest thing you have seen on a cricket oval? Me trying to bowl Best effort with bat or ball: 3 wickets Your most memorable moment in cricket? Taking 3 wickets in the grand final Worst dressed player in your team? Brad Wilson Who would you least like to room with on tour? Why? Ryan Konzag – talks too much!

Plains Producer, Wednesday November 17, 2010

junior cricket

The Blyth/Kybuga junior cricket team were pitted against the Auburn/Mintaro junior side in matches played on November 6 and 13. November 6 Auburn/Mintaro batted first at Blyth Oval in overcast, damp conditions with J McGregor and A Nixon opening the batting. McGregor was dropped in the second over and then went on to display an excellent array of shots, retiring on 52 early after drinks. Blyth/Kybunga kept the Auburn/ Mintaro team to 35 for no loss at drinks with some tight bowling from H Noble, T Eime, A Giles and J Hunter, however the Auburn/Mintaro boys showed concentration by preserving their wickets. T Eime dismissed A Nixon (12) in the first over after drinks with a good catch from N Bennett. E Long had a partnership of 40 with McGregor when he was caught by A Giles from Bennett who also bowled D Nixon. Billy Jenner (24) showed his

skill with some big shots and quick runs, but skyed one to Hunter from W Pratt. Liam McEwin bowled accurately and was on a hat trick to the number six, seven and eight batsmen. Auburb/Mintaro 7/124. Best batting: J McGregor 52 retired, B Jenner 24, A Nixon 12. Best bowling: LMcEwin 2/3, W Pratt 2/9, N Bennett 2/21. November 13 Blyth/Kybunga batted in wet conditions with the pitch being drained before the game. The oval was very wet and heavy. H Noble was LBW in the first over from McGregor, giving Auburn/Mintaro an excellent start. W Pratt joined T Eime and they accumulated a 40 run partnership with only one four hit before Eime (20) was run out with an excellent throw from Koster. N Bennett (six) was given LBW after drinks with the score on 64. The pressure was on Blyth/Kybunga with Pratt and A Giles at the crease. They

took the score to 89 when Giles (six) was unluckily bowled with the ball spinning back on to the stumps. W Pratt retired on 51, an excellent display from a young player, not giving a chance. D Giles (nine) and L Jaeschke (two) were still in when Blyth/Kybunga passed the score in the 34th over. Best batting W Pratt 51 retired, T Eime 20, D Giles nine not out. Best bowling J McGegor 1/20, A Nixon 1/28, B Jenner 1/30. SAPSASA representative players W Pratt, D Giles, L Jaeschke and B Jenner played in Adelaide two weeks ago on turf pitches. All performed well having some excellent partnerships, with quick runs and big hitting. Their fielding was good and all took wickets. Will Pratt (109) and Billy Jenner (39) made the most runs for the team. Watching the game at Blyth, all looked to have brought home improved skills from their week in Adelaide. Well done lads! www.plainsproducer.com.au

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Local netballers make Northern Regional Academy selections Squads for the 2011 Northern Regional Academy have been selected from the Northern Areas, North Eastern and Adelaide Plains Netball Associations. Adelaide Plains netballers Sarah Heaslip, Georgia McArdle, Amy McCabe, Kelsey Wedding and Tayla Williams were chosen for the Under 13 squad. Ciara Guy, Martha Heynes, Aliesha Michael and Tenneal White were selected in the Under 15 squad. The Academy Program aims to provide a development pathway to identified players from the regions to assist them in reaching their full potential. The program involves four, three hour sessions held on Sundays from February - May 2011, with an overnight camp in the April school holidays and a round robin carnival in May. Full selections are as follows: Under 13 squad Rebecca Allchuch (NENA), Kirsty Baum (NENA), Cassidy Bowley (NANA), Chloe Cook (NENA), Jess Dent (NENA), Amelia Duffy (NANA), Sophie Griffiths (NENA), Tilly Leighton (NENA), Emily Lymburn (NENA), Brianna Smith (NENA), Emma Stockman (NENA) and Kia Turner (NANA). Under 15 squad Lori Aitchison (NANA), Jessica Ashby (NENA), Alana Bowley (NANA), Ellen

Golf Balaklava men

Last week’s first of two Michael Trophy Stableford rounds drew a very satisfactory assemblage of 33, some of whom also busied themselves with further stages of the Summer Cup stoush. Also, we regained our brave, nay heroic Pennants players, which bulked out the A Grade field a tad. From this hallowed gathering emerged Rotten “Ron the Pom” Butterworth and his good mate Count Bach, courtesy of whom Ron, with 37 points, was anointed victor over big-hitting Bill Parkin (37), relegated to second and one of our very welcome, growing crop of new members, Jim Breuer (37) to third place. Allocated no places were T Michael (34), L Durdin (34), M Smith (33), P Lamont (33), W Nagle (33), M Hameister (32), I Michael (31), M Loy (31) and D Taylor (30). A big B Grade turn-out was burned out by shearing shed shogun Barrie “Bucket-hat” Michael, who smote a liver wilting 40 points, sending Dave “Ranga” Rodgers down to second place with his knuckle-cracking 38 while Corey “Ranga wannabee” Temby came in with split ends, 34 points and third place. Only minor grazes were suffered by R Veitch (34), J Michael (32), D Addison (32), R Hahn (32), S Michael (31), D Robinson (31), C Michael (30), D Trickett (29), G Sonntag (28), I Gameau (28), G Toms (27) and Hole In One Hero Bill Berry, the undisputed King of Kapunda, stone motherless last with a back-to-earth 25 points. From the smaller, yet no less boisterous C Grade ranks emerged a triumphant Jordan Taylor, who borrowed the good Count from Ron to declare his 32 points to be somehow superior to those of Austin Henstridge and Mike Hahesy. These 32ers however were only just good enough to keep J Newton (31) and J Michael (30) out of the limelight. Birdies were nailed by Bill Parkin at the third and Wayne Nagle (eighth), both men crowning this achievement with Nearest the Pin glory, although Nagle overdosed by repeating the latter dose at the 17th as well. Ian Michael grabbed a ball for his NTP at the 10th, as did Scott Michael at the 15th. We repeat the madness this Saturday, in search of a Michael Trophy winner and please note our up-coming Ham ‘n Turkey Day, a hit ‘n giggle two-person Ambrose on Saturday December 11.

balaklava mid week

Results from Wednesday November 10. John Curnow 41, Dene Newton 40, Dean Trickett 39, Barrie Thompson 38, Merv Hameister 37, Trevor Reid 37, Jerry

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Bowley (NANA), Lauren Collins (NENA), Emily Driver (NENA), Eliza Fromm (NANA), Stephanie Green (NENA), Ellie Kellock (NENA), Eliza Kitschke (NENA), Isobel Lymburn (NENA), Cassie Mills (NANA), Kelsey Nitschke (NENA), Georgina Pfitzner (NENA) and Annie Weckert (NANA). Under 17 squad Sam Allen Kate Crmlec (APNA) and Tayla Barrand (NENA) will trial in the U17’s as these girls have currently been trialling for State 17&U, but unfortunately did not make it through to the second phase., Alana Barrand (NENA), Krishna Bayley (NANA), Simone Bennie (NENA), Mikaela Borgas (NANA), Molly Bruhn (NENA), Chloe Harper (NANA), Teagan Hewett (NANA), Caitlin Hill (NENA), Elyce Huppatz (NENA), Rhiley Huppatz (NENA), Maddie Jacka (NENA), Bailey Millington (NANA), Georgia Mills (NENA), Meg Nicholas (NANA) and Amber O’Bryan (NENA). Kate Crmlec (APNA) and Tayla Barrand (NENA) will trial in the U17s as these girls have currently been trialling for State 17 and under, but unfortunately did not make it through to the second phase. Paula Noack has been appointed head coach (NENA) replacing Deh Heinjus after four years. Nickie Mead has been appointed as program manager, taking over from Vicki Renshaw also after four years.

Toms 37, Greg Sonntag 37, Doug Taylor 36, Austin Henstridge 36, Chris Hahesy 35, Mike Hahesy 35, Brian Stewart 31, Bill Berry 31, Don Anderson 26. Birdies: John Curnow no 7, 14 and 15, Merv Hameister no 16, Doug Taylor no 2, Bill Berry no 9.

Hamley Bridge

Roen calls it a day!

At the annual general meeting last Wednesday night, Roen Cameron, after five years in a row as club secretary and 10 years overall, anounced he would be stepping down. Roen, who is a former B Grade champion and captain, said that he needed a rest and just wanted to concentrate on his golf and getting his handicap back to where it once was, but never ruled out returning to an official position in the future. He was thanked by the members for his contribution to the club. John Bell, who also has been a great contributor to the club including club captain and president, is the new secretary. Other office bearers: president Anton Noack, vice president Bob Hinderwell, treasurer Andrew Phillips, captain Leigh Durdin, vice captain Barry Schwartz, Ladies captain Helen Bell, handicaper Ian Ferguson, patron and public officer Ian Rohde, auditor Lance Hatcher, bar manager Barry Schwartz. In a field of only 16 players due to the veterans being played at Tanunda, Thursday’s stableford competition was won by Steve Howe, who doesnt normally play on Thursday’s because of work commitments, with 43pts from Ron Smith with 41, Bob Ahola 40 and Wally Jackson 39. Other scores: George Dahlitz, Merv Hamiester 38, Dave Russell 37, Bob Hillier 36, Colin Doudle, John Bell, Helen Johnson 34, Barry Schwartz, Cliff Applebee 33, Dennis Nation 32, Ron Collins 29 (dnf), Dennis Hawke 28. NTP was won by John Bell. Birdies were made by Merv Hamiester on the 18th and John Bell on the ninth. Saturday’s results will be reported next week.

Shooting mallala gun club

Results from November 14. 25 Target Double Barrel: first: J Algar ‘C’ 38/40, second: B Cottell ‘A’ 38/40, third: N Dempster ‘C’ 33/37. 50 Target Point Score: A: G Hopgood 145/150, B: B Zanker 136/150, C: J Algar 138/150, second: N Dempster 125/130. 20 Pair Double Rise: first: B Zanker 29/40, second: J Algar 23/40. Next shoot: Christmas Shoot, Sunday December 12.

Ade l a ide Plains baske tball ac t i o n Stewart Connor, Long Plains, dribbles around Owen’s Beau Traill during the A Men’s basketball match on Friday night.

Tennis balaklava night

Well t’was the night before rain, and all on the courts, were squealing and squawking and being good sports. Especially the big Banana David Northcott, who assisted his opponent, fill-in Grape Brenton Read from the court, after ‘doing’ his achilles! Brenton had started with a bang winning his first set 7-1 with Kevyna Gardner over David and captain Banana Lorraine Jenner. Lorraine and fill-in Imran Gul had won their first set in a reverse 7-1 score over Sue Northcott and Kevyna, so that evened things up. But Brenton was a bit excited as he was getting to play with wife Anne, on debut, and after the fateful lunge felt his muscle go. Daughter Louise had to fetch the car, while it was lucky Anne was wearing her naughty nurse outfit to keep Brenton’s mind from the pain of his leg. We hope Brenton makes a full recovery, so Division Two people need to cross him off your fill-in list (and Dylan Smith too while you’re at it). So the Bananas notched up a 2-1 win, with a very early night had by the rest. The other Division Two match was a thriller with two tiebreakers played ending one apiece. In the end, Fran Henderson’s Cherries defeated Carly Gregor’s unlucky Oranges 4-31 to 2-19. Only five games split the teams after four sets, so there was a lot of tension heading into the final two. Fill-in Sam Gregor had a racquet for the Oranges, playing one set with her sister, and another against her mother Diane – luckily all three Gregor girls weren’t playing on the same court at the same time or things could’ve been a bit tense! Oranges’ Jarek Flight and opponent Cherries’ Wally Treverton had an excellent battle, with Wally first winning 6-2, then Jarek 6-2 then to finish, an epic tiebreaker going Wally and Fran’s way! The other tiebreaker saw Carly and Sam defeat Fran and Cherie Cleary in yet another tight set. The experienced Diane Gregor showed her style against the much improved Dee Bennett, with these two having some good rallies. A great match everyone! The Division One matches had a range of scores but one match had the only dak dropper for the entire night! This 8-0 set was played in the upset of the night, with Scott McDonald’s Melons knocking off Helen Barry’s Dates 5-31 to 1-19. Speaking of Dates, Adam Pratt had one as that would be the only reason he would miss tennis, with young gun Robert Lloyd playing for him. Robert and opponent, Scott, relived their junior days, and after a good first set win by Scott and Joyful ‘I’m nearly the new 40’

Ryan, over Robert and Josie Thompson, things were looking good for the Melons. Melon Paul McBride and Cherie Cmrlec had an excellent 5-3 win over Geoff and Helen. Then Robert and Helen lifted a notch, but so did Scott and Cherie, with the latter winning a fantastic tiebreaker! The Melons could sniff a win, but Paul and Joy never thought they’d win the only dakdropper for the night over Geoff and Josie, who were luckily sporting ‘new ones’! So it was all over, bar the shouting, but with Joy around, that didn’t take long! Scott and Paul went on to win yet another tight tiebreaker, while Helen and Josie won their teams’ only set at the end. Louise Michael’s makeshift Figs were sporting 50 per cent of their team, with Melissa Moulds and Tammy Nicholls filling in for the poor sick baby Nick Durdin, and Louise who was rolling in the hay. But their opponents the Plums, were also sporting fill-in Andrew Lane, who relished playing against Melissa. Andrew and lip-locking Leonie Selleck won their set 5-3, while team mates Ray Bennett and Pauline Hill won theirs 6-2. Melissa and partner Lisa Redpath were seen chuckling after beating Andrew and Pauline in a score reversal, while Figs regular Marty Brice and Tammy were unlucky to lose a tiebreaker to Ray and Leonie. These middle two set scores were reversed in the last two, with Lisa and Tammy pulling off an excellent tiebreaker win over Leonie and Paulne. The Figs ‘men’ Marty and Melissa tried hard but Andrew and Ray were ruthless in a match that could’ve gone either way. Well done! Final score Plums 4-28 defeated Figs 2-22. The final Division One match saw Chris Curnow’s luscious Limes defeat the absent Tania Allen’s prickly Pears 5-34 to 1-15. The Pears were sporting two fill-ins also, Ben Michael and Julia Hoskin, while the Limes had fill-in Luke Williams playing. Pears’ Darren Scholz was then forcibly promoted and faced Chris all night, with Dazza’s scores gradually decreasing! Daz and Julia weren’t disgraced, comng second 5-3 to Chris and Bec Houston, while Luke and regular verandah sitter Marie Heaslip had a good win over Ben M and Helen Durdin. The Limes took the next two sets in identical 6-2s, so it was all over before the last two. Dazza and Ben saved their jocks – just – against Chris and Luke, but the old girls, Helen and Julia, showed true grit to outwit and outplay the younger and faster Marie and Bec in a great tiebreaker. Well done! So maybe next week we’ll see the ‘regulars’ being regular, although some are a bit irregular, and even a bit odd at times! Not that there’s anything wrong with that… A reminder to everyone, even nontennis people, that the Tennis Club is holding a Bingo night on Saturday night

at the Sports Club from 7-30pm – BYO nibbles. Come along for a fun family night while also supporting the club. Hope to see you there!

Lower North Juniors

DIVISION 1: Owen 6-36 def. Two Wells 0-11: Kieren Robinson def Shannen Weir 6-0, Charles Fry def Maddy Seccafien 6-0, Jason McBride def Matthew Lange 6-3, B. Harkness def Jamee Seccafien 6-5. Long Plains 6-36 def. Mallala 2 0-12: Ross Sharer def Douglas Howard 6-2, Jakob Curnow def Clare Howard 6-3, Nick Curnow def Sally Wilson 6-3, Cory Sharer def Ben Mayne 6-1. Balaklava White v Balaklava Green cancelled – rain. Balaklava Orange v Balaklava Gold cancelled – rain. Hamley Bridge v Mallala 1 – no scoresheet (presumably no match played). DIVISION 2: Long Plains 5-33 def. Balaklava Purple 1-15: Riley Curnow def Ethan May 6-4, Carissa Daniel def Gemma Freebairn 6-1, Amy Daniel def Kristy Selleck 6-0, Hollie Speyer def Tom Lane 6-0. Balaklava Black v Mallala cancelled – rain. Balaklava Red v Hamley Bridge cancelled – rain. Two Wells v Owen – no scoresheet (presumably no match played). DIVISION 3: Long Plains 4-27 def. Owen 2-19: Mary Hosking lost to Jake Harkness 0-6, Harry Hosking def Jessica Heaslip 6-2, Angie Barr def Teisha Harkness 6-4, Jessica Daniel def Jack Heaslip 6-0. Balaklava Blue v Balaklava Silver cancelled – rain. Mallala v Two Wells 2 cancelled – rain. Hamley Bridge v Two Wells 1 – no scoresheet (presumably no match played). Premiership table Division 1 Points % Balaklava Green 7 60.00 Long Plains 6 79.17 Owen 6 75.00 Mallala 1 5 60.00 Balaklava White 5 57.89 Balaklava Orange 5 50.00 Hamley Bridge 3 45.00 Mallala 2 2 29.17 Balaklava Gold 1 21.05 Two Wells 0 20.83 Division 2 Points % Long Plains 8 87.50 Balaklava Purple 6 58.33 Mallala 5 60.00 Hamley Bridge 3 45.00 Balaklava Red 3 42.11 Two Wells 3 42.11 Owen 3 30.00 Balaklava Black 1 25.00

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LOCAL v Living

The Way

We were 5

YEARS AGO November 2005

• Luke Tezacker, then a fourth year apprentice butcher at Marc’s Meats Balaklava, won a gold medal in the 2005 Worldskills compeition. Luke was also announced Regency TAFE’s Apprentice of the Year.

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WWII air raid trenches at local schools Heritage Highlights

By 1942, World War II was showing no immediate signs of abating, and activities on the local scene were preparing residents for what they, no doubt, seriously hoped would never happen. Air raid shelters were being established and Hamley Bridge’s “Junction News” (April 3, 1942) reported as follows: A splendid muster of willing helpers at the (Hamley Bridge) public school on Saturday did good work in the digging of air raid trenches. A most suitable position has been selected for the

by Norma Schopp

trenches, being in the shelter of various trees and hedges. About half of the required digging was done, and it is hoped that the work will be completed on Saturday next, when another working bee will be held. Those wielding the picks and shovels were: Dr. HRR Hancock,

• Snowtown Area School student Bonnie Nicholls won the primary school category of Paraplegic and Quadriplegic of SA’s school poster competition promoting spinal awareness month.

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• Lewiston’s Matthew Coutouvidis left for Canberra on his way to Argentina and Chile, representing Australia in the ‘warm-up round’ for the Youth World Soccer Cup.

Diary& COMMUNITY

• Nov 17: Road Safety Committee Adelaide Plains AGM, old council chambers; Two Wells Regional Action Team AGM. • Nov 20: Balaklava Tennis Club Bingo night. • Dec 4: Salt of the Earth country markets, 12 Burra Street Port Wakefield. • Dec 7: Balaklava Primary School Carols By Candlelight, Primary School Oval. • Dec 10: Two Wells Christmas parade. • Dec 17: Balaklava Christmas street parade; Adelaide Plains Basketball breaks for Christmas holidays. • Jan 28: Adelaide Plains Basketball Association season resumes.

Messrs. W.Borman, EP Herbert, JR Hemer, V.Odgers, IV Wilkin, H.Gordon, EF Martin, LA Pillar, PR Pillar, S.Fountain, A.Fergusson, E.Linke, SG Pretty, J.Lynch, and C.Hanson. Afternoon tea was supplied by Mesdames W.Borman, W.Duffield, S.Fountain, PHF Brus, H.Gordon, RV Wilkin, PR Pillar, EF Martin, G.Lindner, Miss Nobel and Miss Joyce Finey. Trenches were also dug at the Owen School: About twenty parents and helpers attended at the Owen School on the last two Saturdays

for the purpose of digging air raid precaution trenches in the vacant block of land opposite the school. In all about 200 feet of trench was dug, three feet six inches deep by an average of two feet wide. Rows of sandbags were placed along the top of the trench and the earth banked up on the sides. Mothers of the pupils provided afternoon tea on both occasions. It is the wish of all concerned that the digging of the trench was a waste of time and that it will never have to be used. One would presume that their intended use was never applied.

PET CARE

Supported by Balaklava Veterinary Service. Phone: 8862 2088

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Lamond, Chapman join Central ward CLARE & GILBERT VALLEYS

Central ward

Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) Central ward retains some experienced councillors, along with “new blood” joining the council chamber. Three councillors will represent residents of Central ward. Former Eastern ward councillor David Lamond, a Balaklava resident, succeeded in moving to Central ward. He won the highest first preference votes of the five candidates, with 242 votes. Mr Lamond made the choice to nominate himself to Central ward as Eastern ward no longer exists due to ward restructuring. “I think there was a little bit of a swing against existing councillors,” he said. “With a percentage of about 60 per cent... I think it makes an excellent turnout.” Balaklava farmer Maurice Tiller will add a few more years onto his 15-year stint as Central ward councillor as he was again re-elected by ratepayers. In the aftermath of the local government elections, Mr Tiller thanked the ratepayers who voted for him. “I would also like to wish the new councillors all the best for their term in council,” he said. “All we can do is the best we can.” Mr Tiller received 214 first preference votes – coming in with an equal amount of votes with newly-elected councillor, Owen Chapman. Mr Chapman, a retired Hoyleton farmer and now Balaklava resident, also thanked voters for their support. “I’d like to remind them I’m representing them and will endeavor to implement the ideas on which I canvassed,” he said. “I’d also like to thank all the candidates for making the election an interesting one.” Retired Mount Templeton farmer and Balaklava resident, Dick Harrison, received the lowest first preference votes of the five Central ward candidates with 129 votes. When contacted by the Plains Producer, Mr Harrison remained humble with his loss and wished councillors all the best. “That’s the way it is,” he said. Joining Mr Harrison in his loss is Roger McQuire, who was a defeated councillor at the 2006 election and was attempting to regain a seat.“I’m obviously disappointed, but all I can assume is – given the magnitude of votes – those candidates who won ... were the clear winners,” said Mr McQuire, who polled 148 votes. “The votes suggest the community at large is entirely happy with the performance of council. “I wish every councillor ever success and would like to see council succeed in its endeavors,” he said.

NORTHERN ward

Northern ward at Wakefield Regional Council has no new faces to add to the mix. Existing Northern ward councillors, Darryl Ottens and Greg Stevens have retained their seats. Cr Ottens won back his seat with 293 first preference votes. Cr Ottens was unavailable for comment when contacted by the Plains Producer. It wasn’t so easy for Cr Stevens to win back his seat with Northern ward candidate and Snowtown resident, Mike Stone coming close behind, with just five votes between them after preferences were distributed. Cr Stevens said he was happy with the result and thanked voters for their support. Mr Stone wished the new council well and also thanked ratepayers for voting for him. Former Eastern ward councillor, John Wood (154 votes) who made the move to nominate for Northern ward after Eastern ward was scrapped, also secured a seat as one of three Northern ward councillors. “I’m pleased with the result,” Cr Wood said. “Hopefully, the new council can work well together,” he said. Family owned business offering quality Mobil Fuels and Lubricants

Long-serving councillor Trevor Ackland lost his seat as councillor in Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council. He was replaced by Janet Kench, who won the seat from Mr Ackland by 147 votes, and was also ahead of four other candidates with 266 votes in total. Other councillors re-elected were Sue Wurst with 534 votes, Liz Calvert with 336, Nedd Golding with 304, Wayne Thomas with 252, Wayne Molineux with 269, Dianne Schwarz with 254, Helen Perry with 199 and Alan Rye with 154. Mayor Allan Aughey was re-elected unopposed.

LIGHT REGIONAL

SUPERMARKET operator and former NSW local government officer, Bill O’Brien was elected mayor of Light Regional Council with 1757 votes, ahead of former mayor Robert Hornsey with 1373. Former councillor Jane Alcorn was not re-elected, with Robert Williams winning 284 votes to join Deane Rohrlach, with 604 votes, as the two councillors for Dutton ward. In Mudla Wirra ward, incoming councillor Bill Close polled highest with 232 votes, Steven Watson received 165 and returning councillor Peter Graham received 131 to fill the three seats. The two seats of Laucke ward were filled by Mike Skevington with 265 votes and Peter Kennelly with 203 votes. Light ward had Lynette Reichstein and Wayne Standish elected unopposed.

CENTRAL ward councillors David Lamond (left) and Maurice Tiller.

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Christmas Carols Friday December 10

Balaklava Christmas Fair Saturday November 20 9 am - 5 pm at Balaklava Town Hall

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Let us take you for a ride Saturday November 20 Trains running from 6pm to 9.30pm at Roseworthy Campus Mudla Wirra Rd (Wasleys Rd) • Drinks • Ice Cream Covered • Cooked BBQ • Football oval footwear must be • Playground • Tennis courts worn on train Birthday party bookings welcome, contact Bob 8264 0449 anytime

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Balaklava two bedroom, unit. Self contained, $145 per week, air conditioning, F2F Real Estate. Phone Julio 0409 100 062, Balaklava.

For Sale

2.8M padded, shaped pelmet, with 2 matching 3.4M pinch pleated,self lined, 100% block out curtains. Suit bay or large window. As new, from non smoking house. $150 Phone 8862 1028. Au Ford Falcon, 2000 model, dual fuel, 9 months reg, 195,000 km, $3,800 o.n.o., reg no WVH 722. Phone 0428 433 839.

BOat - 2003, aluminium, Bermuda, 4.10m, plus trailer, 40 HP mercury motor, forward controls, four swivel seats, marine radio, safety equipment, sounder, many extra’s, good condition, $10,000 inc, o.n.o. Phone 0438 645 049.

Caravan Viscount 17ft double bed, fully fitted out. Very clean, good condition, full annex. Registered until August 2011, $4,750, reg no. TPE 526. Ring 8862 2345. Chihuaha pup, 8 weeks, black and tan, small breed, vaccinated, wormed, vet checked. Phone 8865 2024.

Ford Falcon Ute XL BF October 2005. White, Airconditioned, 16 inch Alloy wheels, Tuff lid Hardtop, 41,000kms, reg: S765AAY $13,750 Phone 0417 812 783. Free range pullets, 3 colours. Day old to point of lay, $3.80 to $15.90 each. Phone: 8523 0950 Hillier.

Hillman Hunter engine on stand. Complete with radiator and gauges, no smoking, and good oil pressure. Can hear running. $750 phone 8865 2149.

For Sale

HOLDEN Commodore VU S Ute, 2001, V6, 5 speed manual, red, tinted windows, power windows & mirrors, power steering, air conditioning, drivers airbag, cruise control, 17” mags, sports suspension, CD player, fog lights, sports bar, sports exhaust, extractors, tonneau cover, tray liner, towbar, central locking, registered til December, rego no. Manz 45. $11,500 o.n.o. Phone James 0437 427 396 or 88621977 - Balaklava. Holden WB ute, last model, 3.3 litre, 4 speed, mild cam, good body, fair interior, new carby, tonneau cover, painted in tray, 6 months rego, $3,500 o.n.o. UHM 690. Phone Colin 0458 038 207.

INternational small square baler $350. V rake $200. Phone 0403 976 942 - Reeves Plains. Leather lounges, 1x 3 seater chesterfield. 1x 3 seater Arthur G Designs plus 2 singles all maroon. Excellent condition, $1,500. Ideal for holiday home. Phone 8862 1131. Oaten hay, small bales, $4 pick up from paddock. Phone 0438 621 838 or 8864 5020.

Piano, Wurlitzer, modern style, cream colour, $1300 ono. Phone 0428 997 367.

Retravision - computers, cameras, ipods, appliances, Telstra dealer, air conditioning, wiring and repairs. Phone 8862 1552. Savage, 10 foot tinny, oars and jackets. Reg until Sept 2011. Has HIN. $700. Phone 0408 859 598. Single tomato plants, Jacarandas and natives available. Closed Wednesday. Lifetime Nursery 8524 3172.

For Sale

Seasame Street 6 volt adventure tractor with trailer, rechargeable battery and charger, new in box. Good Christmas gift $120. Girls electric 6 volt ride on scooter, new in box $100. 2 blue 2 seater lounges ex con $375 o.n.o. Also 4 blue tub chairs $120. Golf balls for sale, 50 for $20 or 100 for $35. Phone 0409 693 626, 8862 1769

Sharp - 51cm analog colour TV. NEC DVD & cassette player combo both in good condition with remotes. Both for $150. Wellcare - back and seat massager with seat warmers, never used, still in box $50. Prostyle exercise bike, excellent condition, hardly used, speed & time settings, $80 o.n.o. Phone: 8862 1261.

Second h a n d f i l i n g cabinets 2-3 and four draw,gas lift chairs,visitor chairs,stationary cabinet and lockers some like new grab a bargain now Phone 0407 183 862. Yamaha XT250 trail bike, 2006, excellent condition, always shedded, only travelled 3,000km, $4,500, YZH 498, registered till 2011. Phone Colin 0458 038 207.

Young brown layer hens. Phone 8527 2343, Mallala.

Garage Sale

Clearance of household goods, furniture, electricals, bric-a-brac, something for everyone at 15 Adelaide Road, Mallala. Saturday November 27, 8am - 4pm.

Garage sale 65 Fisher Street, Balaklava, Saturday & Sunday November 20 & 21, 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Garage sale - Saturday November 20, 7:30am4:30pm, Mine Street Port Wakefield. $1 & $2 Tables. Sausage Sizzle! Garage Sale Saturday Nov 20 10am - 4pm only. 13 East Tce Balaklava.

Public Notice

CASH for cans and bottles, Owen Recycling - 18 Railway Terrace, Owen. Wednesday 10-5; Saturday 10-1 or by appointment. Phone 0417 885 107. 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. Sha r ema r k e t- b u y wholesale and rent shares out, never ending income. Ring 08 8862 1442. You can make money by renting shares. Call 8862 1442 for details.

Sit Vacant

Bar Staff required for New Dublin Hotel, Port Wakefield Road, Dublin. Experience essential, good communication skills. Must be available nights and weekends. Contact: 0412 057 754.

Wanted

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. Quongdong seeds for curtains. Please phone 8575 1206 after 7.30pm.

Wanted to Buy

Cash for Xmas - wanting to buy old wooden cupboards, benches, tables, boxes, chairs, trunks. Even complete estate house and shed. Ring Mike 0419 441 727. HORSES unwanted, top prices, cash, any types, Ph 8524 3640 or 0414 546 217. WANTED Motorcycles. We will buy or sell your motorcycle on consignment. Gawler Motorcycle Centre, Lot 1 Main North Road Evanston Phone 8522 7700.

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Work Wanted

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

Congratulations

REljich - Steven & Jess. Congratulations on your wedding, best wishes for the future. Love always Mum and Tony, Dad and Lorraine.

Engagement

BRITZA – WILSON. Pauline & Mervyn of Port Lincoln and Shirl & Richard of Whitwarta, have much pleasure in announcing the engagement of Judy and Jared on November 6, 2010. With love and best wishes for your future together.

In memoriam

Baron - Thys (Ted). Two years have passed too quickly, but memories stay forever. Love always Phil, Chris and Shyloh.

Pearl Anniversary

Walker, Peter (Stretch) and Carol. Congratulations on your 30th year anniversary for the 8th November. Lots of love and kisses Shae and Dave, Kimberly and Matt.

Thank you

I wish to thank everybody who voted in the District Council of Mallala elections especially those persons who voted for me and the other successful candidates in Two Wells ward. Peppino Daniele.

Thank you to all CFS units who attended fire on our property. Special thanks to Tim White and Mick and Jon Coleman. Tony, Laurie and Shirley Reljich.

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RestoRe sight foR just $25

Donate now www.hollows.org.au Three out of four people who are blind can have their sight saved or restored. In some developing countries the operation to overcome cataract blindness can take only 20 minutes and cost just $25. Each month, our goal is to restore sight to 12,000 people. Donate now to help us continue Fred’s work.

Clewers Electrical and Furniture are seeking an experienced self motivated person to manage their administration dept. The Applicant must have good skills in accounting, MYOB, communication, and organisation and be able to motivate and work within a team environment. The position is full time and preference would be given to applicants looking for long term employment please Resumes by post only marked: Attention Manager 216 Main North Road CLARE SA 5453 Applications close Friday November 26, 2010

Manager Broiler Farm Port Wakefield Area We are currently seeking an energetic self starter to join our team. Reporting to the Farming Administrator you will play the pivotal role in all areas of - Shed environment control - Water and feed management - Bird health performance and monitoring - Pickup requirements - Disease outbreaks, system failure, extreme weather and quarantine - Environmental Concerns - Administration procedures and people management skills A salary commensurate with qualifications will be offered to the successful applicant. Please submit your resume in confidence to Administration Manager dawnr@dax.twpo.com.au or RSD 14A Gregor Rd Reeves Plains SA 5502 by December 3, 2010

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Part Time Head Office - Balaklava Balco is Australia's leading processor and exporter of high grade oaten hay with a national network of loyal growers and an expanding international market. We now seek to recruit an enthusiastic Export Officer to join our Head Office team at Balaklava. Reporting to the Export Coordinator the successful applicant will be responsible for providing general administrative support within our Export Documents Team. The successful applicant will have the ability to work in a highly organised manner supported by proven administration and IT skills. For more information or to obtain a job description, contact our Export Coordinator - Ian Wilson on 8862 0029. Please forward your applications with resume to iwilson@balco.com.au by COB Friday November 26, 2010.

Information Technology Trainee Full Time Head Office - Balaklava Balco is Australia's leading processor and exporter of high grade oaten hay with a national network of loyal growers and an expanding international market. We now seek to recruit an enthusiastic person to join our Head Office team at Balaklava. Reporting to the IT Manager the successful applicant will be responsible for a number of key roles in providing the Balco Group with critical IT and administrative support. The successful applicant will have a keen interest in pursuing a career in the IT industry, demonstrate an aptitude to pursue further self development via internal and external training and have the ability to finish projects on time and unsupervised

Please forward your applications with resume to dbutler@balco.com.au by COB Friday November 26, 2010. This is an excellent opportunity to join a long established and successful Australian company that truly values its employees and supports the communities and businesses of the regions it operates in.

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MC/HC licence, intrastate work Enquiries to Bob 0417 889 819 Please email applications to employment@mcardletransport.com.au

I can work closely with my clients to find the level of treatment, care and team involvement they need to improve their health. With so many opportunities to experience new situations, learn new skills and master new models of care, every day is different. At SA Health, I can finish my shift feeling satisfied my career is on track and I have made an impact in someone’s life.

Student in Enrolled Nursing (Cadetship)

Balaklava Hospital & Health Service Job Ref: 492135 www.health.sa.gov.au/careers 1300 882 992

This is an excellent opportunity to join a long established and successful Australian company that truly values its employees and supports the communities and businesses of the regions it operates in.

Public NoticeS

CLARE & GILBERT VALLEYS COUNCIL

…provide balanced care to every client

Council Meeting November 2010 Notice is hereby given that the Ordinary Council Meeting for November will be held on Monday 22 November 2010 commencing at 7.00pm, in the Council Chambers, 4 Gleeson Street Clare. Roy D Blight Chief Executive Officer

Notice under Section 5.6.3 Industry Code C564:2004 for the Deployment of Mobile Phone Network Infrastructure

For more information about this position conatct Mr James Parker on 0439 993 305.

1800 352 352

Export Officer

TIPPER DRIVERS REQUIRED

Vodafone is one of Australia’s licensed mobile telecommunications carriers and is introducing UMTS 850 MHz data and voice services to its network. This proposal by Vodafone is to upgrade its telecommunications facility at Port Gawler Park Road, Off Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells, SA 5501 (Site Number 5565, Site Name Two Wells). The proposed activity consists of installing and reconfiguring equipment in the existing equipment shelter room and the installation of amplifiers adjacent to the antennas. Vodafone regards the proposed installation as a maintenance activity in accordance with Schedule 3 of the Telecommunications Act 199.

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DEFENCE PROOF & EXPERIMENTAL ESTABLISHMENT PORT WAKEFIELD: LIVE FIRING RANGE WARNING NOTICE Test and evaluation activities involving static firings and/or firings of naval and artillery weapons are conducted at the Proof and Experimental Establishment Port Wakefield throughout the year. The Proof and Experimental Establishment Port Wakefield is a vital Defence test and evaluation capability that has supported Defence since 1929. These firings may require specific tidal or weather conditions, and are critical for the safety of current and new Defence capabilities. Members of the public may notice noise, vibration, flashes and/or smoke during the testing. There is no risk to the public outside of the gazetted Defence Practice Areas. For reasons of public safety, there is a permanent exclusion zone covering land, sea and air around the Port Wakefield Establishment. Specific details on the Port Wakefield Prohibited Area can be obtained from Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No GN 26, 4 July 1990, and is shown on the diagram below. Trespassing in this Area is strictly prohibited and very dangerous due to the presence of unexploded bombs. Any person found within the Prohibited Area or on Defence land will be subject to prosecution. Specific test and evaluation activities may also require restricting public access to the Port Wakefield Defence Practice Areas over specific periods with these areas articulated in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. GN 40, 7 October 2007, and also identified on the diagram below. This may affect access to the Gulf of St Vincent at Port Wakefield and Port Parham. If any member of the public has inquiries in relation to these activities please contact Proof & Experimental Establishment Port Wakefield – Range Control, on (08) 8867 0270 between 8.00am and 4.30pm weekdays or the Proof & Experimental Establishment Port Wakefield – Security Office, on (08) 8867 0299 outside these hours.

Further information can be obtained from: Antony Davenport Acquisition and Environment Manager Ph: 02 9478 9999 Written submissions should be directed to: Post PO Box 125 ST LEONARDS NSW 1590 Fax: 02 9478 9900 Electronic submissions or requests for information can be made via the following web link http://community.tcipl.com.au/. Written correspondence should be submitted by December 3, 2010

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

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

414 Main Nth Rd, Clare Phone: 8842 2810 Fax: 8842 3851 Email: bbar@chariot.net.au

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need a PLUMBER ?

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Plumbing Contractor

34 George St, Balaklava

Ph: 8862 1041

“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

“Real Plumbing at Realstic Prices”

For appointments phone

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Septic Suckers 7 Days Service!

Home: 8862 1285 Mobile 0418 896 808

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23 War Memorial Drive, Balaklava Charmingly Spacious

Hamley Bridge 2.5 acres and 4 bedrooms – “don’t bring me excuses, bring me offers, does it get any clearer” – all offers considered. Four double bedrooms, master with Ensuite and walk in robe. Three living areas, room for the pool table or formal dining room and two TV rooms. Open plan kitchen, informal dining area, three way bathroom, laundry. Tenants have moved, elbow grease and TLC required. Two phase power, double garage. Massive 60 foot by 40 foot shed with 18 ft clearance. Excellent fencing for horses or stock, School bus pick up from the front gate, 14km to Mallala, 4 km to Hamley Bridge, 25 mins Barossa and Gawler areas. Open Inspection: Saturday November 20, 10.15am - 11am Auction: November 26 at 11.00am on site unless sold before hand Internet ID: 106948196 Contact David Cook 0419 837 361 or Daniel Schell 0415 436 379

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BALAKLAVA COURTHOUSE GALLERY

where heritage and art combine.

6 Edith Terrace, Balaklava Enquiries: Jo May 8862 2342 or 8862 1173

Phone: 8842 2001 A/h: 8844 5041 Toll Free: 1300 856 263 Mobile 0418 859 195

Balaklava Courthouse Gallery - open Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays 2 - 4pm, or by phoning 8862 2342. It’s free, it’s air conditioned, with wheelchair access, and it’s your community gallery!

Simon & Jess Davies

8562 1999

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Now Exhibiting… “Favourite Fotos and Cartoon Capers” is the catchy title of a first exhibition by photographer Vicki Johnson, which opened at the Balaklava Courthouse Gallery last week. Vicki uses photography as a relaxing hobby, and is continually surprised at what is around the home front that makes a good photo. Most of her photographs are of things that anyone could find without moving from the farm yard or back garden. And her quirky cartoons are Vicki’s view of the humorous side of life. A good laugh and a sense of humour take the stress out of any situation. Everyday events can lend themselves to a picture that can bring forth a chuckle. Call in to the Gallery and be entertained by Vicki’s cartoons and inspired by her beautiful photographs of everyday subjects, all of which are for sale at extremely affordable prices. Any of them would make a unique and appealing Christmas gift! The exhibition is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays between 2 and 4pm until Sunday December 12. Entry is free and a visit is a pleasant way to spend a few minutes … or an hour or so. Artists and Craftspeople … Balaklava Courthouse Gallery celebrates its 20th anniversary next year. It provides a wonderful small exhibition space and a perfect venue for solo or shared exhibitions which require an intimate setting. The exhibition programme for 2011 and beyond is currently being planned and whether an emerging or established artist or craftsperson, we would be delighted to have you exhibit at the Balaklava Courthouse Gallery! Please telephone the Curators on 8862 2342 or 8862 1173. Gallery Gift Shop The Gallery Gift Shop is brimming with affordable gifts and great Christmas-stocking fillers – charming leadlight Christmas candles and angels, original hand-painted greeting cards, colourful and compact handbag mirrors, deliciously perfumed soaps and travel candles, handcrafted jewellery for girls of all ages, pretty hand embroidered guest towels, beautifully turned wine stoppers in local timbers, our famous top quality ironing board covers and unique Christmas decorations – something for almost everyone. Call in and browse Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays between 2 and 4pm.

Termites & all pests managed

Open: Saturday November 27, 9.30am

This sturdy stone home is close to the town’s amenities, boasts 4 large bedrooms, plenty of street appeal, and the old world charm of a home built over a century ago. 3 of the bedrooms are fitted with ceiling fans, and the large lounge room is kept cosy in winter with quick and efficient gas heating, and cool in the summer with air conditioning. The large 1084m2 block also features a double garage with power, plus a double carport. Add your own personal touches and turn this house into a home, or a solid investment property, fetching a rental return between $230 and $250 per week. Well worth a look!

RLA 223600

In association with: • Jenkins Anderson, Solicitors • Greg Anderson LL.B, Solicitor

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No Call Out Fee Pensioner Discounts

$269,000

Barabba Road

Service & installation: • Hot Water Systems (inc Solar) • Blocked drains • Drainage • Water filters • Septic tanks • Rainwater tanks / pumps

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179.48ha “Narangga” 443.5acs Quality Cropping Parcel! • Located south of Skilly Clare Hills & 13km NE of Balaklava • Fertile loam soils of a gently undulating nature • Reliable 425 - 450 mm rainfall enhancing cereal and Legume production • Not over capitalised with transportable cottage as only improvement • Mains water connected, easy access from main unsealed roads Superb opportunity to acquire healthy farm build up country.

Price: $1.25 - 1.35 million

Web ID 435102

Details Rob Stephens 0407 715 862

Twilight Golf Every Thursday Night

WIN a bottle of Baker’s Springs Wines

Thursdays, hit off 5pm – 6pm Nine holes stableford $10 includes a BBQ Non-members welcome

Balaklava Golf Club Phone 0409 692 891 www.balaklavagolfclub.websyte.com.au

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Wanted in Balaklava

Wattle Ridge Estate

I need more properties. I have genuine buyers looking for a variety of homes from $170,000 to $250,000……can you help?

• 8 Allotments now available • Stage 2 • 527m2 to 1057m2 • From $68,950

CALL GRAEME or DAMIEN

Call Damien 0427 792 128

NEW Balaklava

$189,000

Character Cottage....

AV N A O IL W A BL E

• 3 double size bdrms, lge central hallway, lounge with combustion heater • Country style kitchen/dine, office, separate toilet, bthrm & ldry that leads out to the all weather pergola. • Single carport umr & single garage with power/concrete floor. • Private backyard and the property is close to the main street. • Great investment or affordable first home.

BALAKLAVA $232,000

Hayfield Plains

An independent retirement village offering great

value, with a choice of brand new, spacious two-bedroom homes and a great community spirit.

Open Fridays 10 am - 12 noon or by appointment. Call Katherine Clark on 8239 9800.

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The vendor's statement relating to matters affecting the advertised properties in this publication may be inspected at the agent's office three business days prior to auction or at the place of auction 30 minutes before sale.

• Impressive from start to finish this home contains 4 double bedrooms, high ceilings, polished timber floors • The kitchen is only a recent addition with stainless steel under bench oven, an island bench which overlooks the dining area • Great views through the bay window into the backyard • A full length paved outdoor entertaining area is a real feature of the property, along with the fully landscaped, park like gardens which surround the home

NEW Balaklava $320,000 53 Railway Terrace

• As new brick veneer home with some great feature on ¼acre block. • Master with ensuite & WIR, BIR to other 2 bdrms • 3 way bathroom with large vanity. • Well designed living area with galley kitchen and separate meals area that leads out to the Alfresco living area. • Secure double garage with roller doors, well fenced, landscaped with large pergola, rainwater & shedding. • A beautiful modern home with the finishing touches already done.

BALAKLAVA

Balaklava $179,500 • Well presented 3 bdrm home with ceiling fans • Open plan lounge/kitchen/dine • Renovated bathroom & toilet • Established front & rear garden with good shedding

PORT WAKEFIELD/BEAUFORT $248,000

RED $199,000

• Character stone 3 bedroom with sleepout villa • Separate kitchen, dine and lounge room • Original features, dome high ceilings • Large block for sub-division or family home

• 4 brm brick home 1 hour from Adelaide • Open plan kitchen/dine and separate lounge • 20 acres ideal for the hobby farmer • Ample shedding, good location to YP & EP

190 Main North Road, Clare www.jackredden.com.au

Phone: 8842 1154

list and sell with us your local agent Pt Wakefield 30 East Street

Auction

Snowtown Red $209,000

Balaklava

It’s a new subdivision & 4 x 3 bedroom homes are available

Ideal investment or 1st home

23 First Street

• New 3 br home • R/C air conditioner • tiled floors

Balaklava

• easy care garden • dishwasher • affordable price

$295,000

17 Roberts Avenue

20 Kelly Street

$149,000

• Three bedroom house • 717m2 {approx.} block • Main bedroom has full length built in robe

Balaklava

2A Walsh Street

$230,000

Terms: Settlement 17/12/2010, Deposit 10% on the fall of the hammer

Auction: Friday November 19, 2010, 10.30am on the property, at 30 East Street, Port Wakefield

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$185,000

20 George Street

Fully restored business premises. Vendor’s happy to rent back • Huge display sales area • 95m2 showroom & storage out back

Great investment opportunity This 3 bedroom home consists of a kitchen and eating area adjoining the lounge room. There is a fully tiled 3 way bathroom, laundry and separate toilet. The interior has been fully repainted throughout and considering that all of the floor covering have been replaced, this home is ready to go as a perfect first home or an investment property. The yard has not been established as yet so, you come with the ideas and set it up the way you want it. Affordable homes of this nature are a rare find so contact us today to arrange an inspection of this property that offers you a chance of a lifetime to get yourself started or increase your property portfolio.

Balaklava

• New floor coverings • Ornate ceilings • Reverse cycle air conditioning

Vacant Land

Wattle Ridge Estate Stage 2

• Centrally position 3 way brm • Main brm with WIR & ensuite access • 3 carpeted bedrooms

• Outdoor entertainment area • Spacious tiled hallway • Open plan kitchen, dining

• 2 or 3 bedroom • Ideal location • Low maintenance • Security shutters

• Split system air conditioning • Dishwasher

• 9 lots remaining • Wide frontages • Sizes: 527m2 to 1,057m2 • Price range $68,950 to $92,950

Tania & Peter Butterfield Mobile: 0417 884 877 Office: 08 8862 2172 Fax: 08 8862 1280 www.butterfieldagencies.com.au

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Weather again beats bowlers

MALLALA’S Graham Cordon shows his style in Division 2 at Mallala.

For the third time this season, wet weather has had an influence on bowls. Last weekend, one match in each Division was abandoned with a further two matches in Division Two shortened to 45 ends – the minimum required for a result. Meanwhile, due to damp green conditions, the venue for the Riverton – Owen Division One match was transferred from Riverton to Owen.

In the Division One matches that were played, both Balaklava and Riverton had comfortable victories over their respective opponents. Both sides continue to share the lead in Division One with Balaklava ahead on shots up. • Continued Page 18 n Barry McDougall on the mat for Wasleys in Division 2 at Mallala

Busy B’s

n THEY were busy in the women’s B grade at Balaklava basketball courts last Friday night. Lauren Michael, Balaklava Lightning, dribbles around Owen players Alison Warner (left) and Jasmine Barton. – PICTURE: Lisa Redpath. n ALL the basketball news and pictues, Page 16

Sophie achieves Mallala’s speedy netball defender, Sophie Cocks, continues to set the pace on the netball court. She was recently awarded a bronze South Australian Sport Institute (SASI) scholarship. In a long list of sporting achievements in her short career, Sophie recently captained the South Australian U15 school girls team at the National titles in Toowoomba. The side experienced reasonable success at the championships, finishing fourth overall. Sophie, who attends Balaklava High and plays for Matrics netball club in Adelaide, was one of five country athletes between 15 and 19 years old to be selected for the scholarship.

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