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LUNCHTIME disputes tend to happen in the school yard but at Owen Primary School, it has risen to an administrative level in recent days. The Owen General Store has been the school lunch provider for about 20 years but that is no more after school principal, Alec Tibbitts, handed the job to the Owen Arms Hotel for the

Les pearson reports: 2011 school year. Mr Tibbitts said the school had to adhere to Department of Education and Children’s Services (DECS) policies and attempts to get the general store to operate within those guidelines failed.

“DECS has a healthy eating policy and basically we’re looking to comply with that policy,” he said. “It’s my job to make sure we comply with all DECS policies. “We’re going with a supplier that will meet that policy.” It is a move that could potentially shut the doors of the general store,

infuriating its owner, Kylie Sheridan. Mrs Sheridan claims Mr Tibbitts approved her changed menu, which she altered after a meeting between the two and a school governing council member. She said the menu met DECS guidelines but some parents refused to order from it, choosing to go with

cheeseburgers and other options not on the healthy menu. “I couldn’t stand there and argue with the parent about what to feed their children so they would order what they wanted,” Mrs Sheridan said. “Am I going to stand there and lose my own business? n Continued Page 4

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THEY are stepping out into a wonderful world of learning – and on Monday this group of youngsters at Balaklava primary school were all smiles for photographer Lisa Redpath on their first day at school. Pictured (from left, rear) are Jenaya White, Kaylee Redpath, Joel Williamson, Reece Goss, Cohan Wilson, Isaac Hedaux, Dallas McArdle, Nicola Tiller. Front: Jack Tiller, Alex Haley. The Plains Producer will feature more of our “newbies” from district schools in coming editions.

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Achievers show how it’s done! Balaklava Area Committee’s Achievement award winner, Norma Schopp, certainly had the credentials as a worthy recipient. Nominated by friend, Fay Rowland, Norma’s list of community service work covers many groups. Probably best known recently for her work with Balaklava Museum, where she has been president for four years – and her column, “Heritage Highlights” in the Plains Producer – Norma also played a major role in the recent Balaklava Scouts centenary celebrations last year. Arriving in Balaklava in 1969 with husband Roy and son Craig, followed two months later by

daughter Allyson, Norma immediately became involved in the community. She has volunteered for various roles at Balaklava’s schools and was on the swimming pool committee. Norma was a committee member and treasurer of Balaklava tennis club, helped with Meals on Wheels since 1973, becoming vice president, secretary and committee member for a number of years. She has also held many positions with St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Balaklava Probus club and Balaklava Scouts. Accepting the award from presenter, Fay Rowland, Norma admitted to never normally being

n ABOVE: Shamus Liptrot and Norma Schopp display their awards with BAC chairman Terry Wiliams and award presenter, Tania Allen. n RIGHT: Merit award – Business winner Nicole Gregory (second left) at Cutz ‘n’ Curlz with staff members (from left) Jayme Cook, Chante Parker and Alicia Trench.

lost for words ... “but she was struggling on this occasion.” She thanked Balaklava Area Committee and praised the people of Balaklava for their assistance over the years. For the second year BAC selected local residents to present the awards. Tania Allen, driving force behind the recent successful grant application to resurface the Ralli Park courts, presented the Youth Achievement award to Shamus Liptrot. Shamus, injured in a cycling accident in 2007, confidently accepted the award and held the audience spellbound as he thanked those who helped him achieve his stunning scholastic Merit results. Then, in a moving moment, he asked his mother, Patricia, to repeat what he had said, “just in case” he had not been understood. But there was no need for that, he was assured by BAC chairman and MC, Terry Williams. Local business operator Wayne Viney, a new resident to Balaklava, presented the Merit Award – Business to Nollene Grigg, accepting the award on behalf of her daughter, Nicole Gregory, who was absent on a short holiday break. Nollene explained the trials and tribulations faced by Nicole and her team as they worked to relocate the popular hairdressing business.

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Wakefield Regional Council Citizens of the Year, with Community Event of the Year, Blyth’s Shear for Life, committee members. From left: Hayley Zweck (nominated Maggie Hentschke), Janet Zweck, Young Citizen of the Year, Maggie Hentschke, Citizen of the Year, Graeme Wandel, Daryl Andriske, Dr Bill Griggs, Tracey Andriske, Denby Wandel, Nick Ashby and Brian Eime.– PICTURE: Lisa Redpath

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alaklava’s Australia Day celebrations in the Triangle last Wednesday recognised both the district’s achievers and people from within the town and nearby areas. Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) presented its Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year and Balaklava Area Committee (BAC) announced its achievement award recipients. Community stalwart Norma Schopp was presented with the BAC Achievement award for her services to the community, inspirational Shamus Liptrot received the Youth Achievement award after gaining two perfect scores in his Year 12 merits. A special Merit Award – Business, this year was an extra award presented to Nicole Gregory, proprietor of Cutz’n’Curlz hair and beauty salon. The George street business relocated from its previous premises in Wallace street, creating a totally new-look salon and filling one of

Emma, Alanah and Shannan Sharpe enjoy breakfast. the vacant tenancies in that area. Blyth figured prominently at the presentations in the Triangle for the traditional Australia Day breakfast. WRC’s Citizen of the Year award was presented to Graeme Wandel, Young Citizen of the Year went to another Blyth resident, Maggie Hentschke and Daryl Andriske accepted the Community Event of the Year on behalf of the organising committee for the “Shear for Life” cancer fundraiser held on Blyth oval last October. About $46,000 was raised for the SA Cancer Council. WRC mayor, James Maitland and Australia Day ambassador, Dr Bill Griggs, presented the awards before a good crowd of about 130 people. It was to be a double celebration for the Blyth contingent, as the awards again were presented on their home turf at a community function at the tennis club. Dr Griggs, OAM, ASM and 2009 South Australian of the Year, addressed the crowd.

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As director of Trauma Service at Royal Adelaide hospital, Dr Griggs is an expert in the care of injured people. Involved in recovery efforts after the Bali bombings and 2004 tsunami, he described events after the 2009 Samoan tsunami when he was one of the first medics on the scene. He explained to the gathering what confronted survivors of catastrophic events, noting Queensland flood victims would react differently. He also had a blunt message for drivers: “I don’t want to see you,” he told the gathering. “We must be aware of other road users – but drivers must take responsibility for their own actions.” Dr Griggs also visited Blyth later in the day for its celebrations. He was sponsored by Woolworths as an Australia Day ambassador n MORE pictures, reports on local events, pages 11, 12 and 13

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Supply decision ‘made with the right intentions’ OWEN Primary School’s governing council has defended the decision to switch school lunch suppliers, a move which could potentially close the Owen General Store. Speaking on behalf of the governing council, chairperson, Natalie Lane, sympathised with store owner, Kylie Sheridan, but believed school principal Alec Tibbitts’ (pictured) decision was made with the right intentions to adhere to the Department of Education and Children’s Services (DECS) Rite Bite policy. DECS healthy eating and physical activity program manager, Leah Cassidy, said the policy applied to all canteens, which includes “anybody who supplies a regular food service to schools.” “In Owen Primary’s case, in the past they have been using the local deli then they are considered a food supply service and therefore must comply with the policy.” Mrs Lane said relationships between Mr Tibbitts and Mrs Sheridan became strained after the tightening of the healthy eating policy. “I think the shop has always been the traditional place to go for lunches until recently because the DECS policy changed,” Mrs Lane said. “When Alec (Tibbitts) presented that to the shop, he didn’t get very far. “People were still coming in and ordering food that wasn’t on the healthy choices menu. So there was no real point in having the policy if people were going around it.” Mrs Cassidy confirmed the school’s governing council had the ultimate say on what suppliers provided food for the school. “In choosing their food supplier its their responsibility to make sure they have the knowledge of the policy and to make sure they understand the foods

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that are in the red spectrum are banned for sale,” she said. “The school has ultimate responsibility to choose the food supplier and this is a decision for the principal and governing council.” However, Mrs Lane said Mr Tibbitts did not tell governing council members about the change until it had already been made. She believed council members should have been consulted. “Yes, they should have and I think Alec would agree with that now,” Mrs Lane said. “I’m not exactly sure what his rationale was but I think he had the best intentions but it probably was, in hindsight, not the right way to go about it.” A governing council meeting was held last night to fill council members in on the details of the change. “Because of the big holiday break, things have happened in the holidays so perhaps not every member knows what’s going on,” Mrs Lane said. As a former owner of the shop, Mrs Lane understands the importance of the school lunch service to the business. “From our business point of view, yeah, it was (important),” she said. “We took it very seriously and put a lot of effort into the lunches to provide a good service. “I think everyone would prefer the shop provide lunches to the school, that’s the ideal situation. But if they didn’t want to follow the policy, and Alec has to enforce the policy, what more can you do, really?” Mrs Lane believed the issue had been escalated by a small representation of parents with children at the school. “They’re supporting their friend I guess, which is always a lovely thing, but my feeling is most people really don’t mind either way,” she said.

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OWEN’s Jayme Large, (left, holding a store menu) and Janet Jackson (holding hotel menu) supported by parents and residents in front of the store.

Parent group supports store IN a bid to support Owen General Store, a group of parents banded together to order school lunches from the store and deliver the food themselves. Five parents put in orders, with one member of the ‘lunch revolution’, Janet Jackson, taking on the delivery duties. On arriving at the school, she said she was told by Mr Tibbitts she could not deliver lunches to students who weren’t her children, according to DECS policy. “I was very frustrated because other kids at the school were not going to get their lunches and I didn’t know how to deal with it,” she said. Mrs Jackson returned to the store with the remaining eight

lunch orders and attempted to contact parents, who had to come in and deliver their child’s lunch themselves. To explain, Mr Tibbitts said: “We can’t have anybody come in and deliver lunches to children that aren’t their own. “People are more than welcome to deliver lunches to their own child but it wouldn’t be OK for anybody from off the street to come and deliver lunches to students at the school.” On Monday, one parent was unavailable, so another parent made an extra delivery into the school “on the sly” to ensure the student did not go hungry. Mrs Jackson was annoyed parents were not consulted on the issue

either, despite having regular surveys on other issues like uniforms. “We want to make choices that are best for our children,” she said. “We’re angry, very angry and it’s going to get worse.” What is Rite Bite? THE Rite Bite policy at the centre of the Owen Primary School lunches dispute is a compulsory guideline that must be followed by all DECS schools. It contains a food spectrum, which classes foods into three colours. Red classed foods are banned from being served in canteens, amber foods tend to be acceptable although more occasional food, while green classed foods are encouraged most.

Storm in a lunch bag •From Page 1 “I don’t have a contract with DECS and I’m not employed by them, so I let parents order what they wanted while telling them that it doesn’t meet the policy, they didn’t care.” Mrs Sheridan said she was more than happy to provide the healthier menu but without parental cooperation, it was always going to be hard to make it viable. “I knew about the guidelines but when you’re standing there as a parent and that other parent is telling you ‘you’re not going to tell me what to feed my child and neither will the principal’, then I’ve got no choice but to order what they want for their children or I’m going to lose my business,” she said. “It’s not like I shut off to it, I just couldn’t succeed in enforcing it, so I told Alec (Mr Tibbitts) that he needed to enforce that himself.” In another step to adhere to the policy, Mrs Sheridan introduced the canteen approved Better Bites range

Clarification

Planning approval

In last week’s report on page 4 of the Plains Producer it was stated the Wakefield Waters marina development at Port Wakefield had received planning approval from Wakefield Regional Council in 2007. This was incorrect. Wakefield Regional Council has not given planning approval as the development received Major Project status from State government Minister for Urban Development and Planning, Paul Holloway, in April 2007. This declaration removes any council from the development approval process, but councils can comment concurrently with the general public later in the assessment process. Wakefield Regional Council has approved the proposed retail hub on the southern outskirts of the town – a separate entity from the Wakefield Waters development. This project, mentioned in the same report, was approved in 2007.

of pies but was told she could not freeze her stock. The healthy pies proved about as popular as prune juice. Mrs Sheridan said she was only made aware of the change in the service at the end of the school year from a concerned parent. An official letter from the school followed soon after. Mr Tibbitts, who began his second year as the school’s permanent principal this week, defended his decision. “There were some ongoing negotiations with the shop last year that weren’t successful,” he explained. “The bottom line is it’s about the wellbeing of the students and making sure they get nutritional meals and that’s what it boils down to as far as I’m concerned. “We had meetings with the new provider about the menu and governing council will be looking at that. “The basic problem is that I’m making decisions are based on number one; DECS policy and number two; the health and wellbeing of the students and I will stick by that.” Mrs Sheridan felt the loss of service could potentially close the general store. “The decision will have a huge impact on the viability of the store,” she wrote in a letter to the schooling community from herself and husband Rowan. “Time will tell but there is a strong possibility that the store will close unless people in the community get behind us. We will monitor the books over the next four months and make a decision at the end of that time. “We wish all the best to the Owen Arms Hotel... nevertheless, we ask the whole situation be clarified so the hotel is not caught in the no-win situation that we have been in.”

Car stopped at Lochiel SOUTH Australian Police and the Motor Accident Commission helicopter were involved in a pursuit which ended at Lochiel in the early hours of yesterday morning. The stolen white ute was first spotted at Mount Barker. Patrols and the helicopter followed the vehicle from Victor Harbor, north to Lochiel where road spikes were deployed, forcing the vehicle to stop. The driver, an 18 year-old man from Alberton, and the sole occupant, ran from the car before being arrested. Plains Producer, Wednesday February 2, 2011


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Michelle takes Prospect young citizen award SNOWTOWN Former Snowtown resident Michelle Keech was awarded Prospect Council’s Young Citizen of the Year award on Australia Day. Michelle was surprised to be honoured with such a great award. “I didn’t even know I was nominated,” Michelle said. “I thought you had to live in Prospect, but you don’t – it’s about the hard work and commitment you put into the community.” The award was presented at St Helen’s Park by Mayor David O’Loughlin, in front of a large crowd. Michelle was nominated by Mark Crabtree, youth development officer of Prospect Council. Mark said he wanted Michelle to receive recognition for her great leadership and continuous voluntary commitment to the community development and wellbeing departments of Prospect Council. Michelle volunteered with Mark for the National Youth Week event held at the Festival Centre, as well as many other youth events and projects. Her roles included work in the lead up to the events. She also joined Prospect Youth Advisory Committee and helped assist with meetings and events. During this time Michelle won a Traineeship at Unley Council, and still continues to be on the advisory committee, as well as the Unley Youth Advisory Committee. Blyth Hannah Wandel, of Blyth, embarked on an exciting journey to Germany on Tuesday, January 25. The former Fresh FM radio host will undertake a scholarship at a leading German media outlet for six months.

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Brinkworth goes ‘batty’ Brinkworth’s nightlife was expected to go batty last night (Tuesday). The first bat workshop in Brinkworth was scheduled to provide locals with an opportunity to explore several species of bats in the region. The workshop, run through the Department for Environment and Natural Resources, started at 6.30pm and ran until midnight with a 6am start this morning. Bat expert, Dennis Mathews, offered a Powerpoint presentation about bats in South Australia and around the world. After the information session, volunteers were required to help set up hard traps and undertake active monitoring with Anabat detector equipment on the field. Mr Mathews said there would probably be about eight or nine species of bats in the Brinkworth area. “Basically bats are everywhere,” he said. “Most species are insectivorous and quite small.” The bat trip served as an information session giv-

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ing people an opportunity to research the creatures. “It’s just to make people aware of bats and the importance of their habitat,” “It will also give people an opportunity to promote them and even monitor them.” Another bat trip will run from March 19–20 in Mambray Creek. More information is available from Cristina Vicente on 8841 3446.

Lions search for Youth of the Year JUDGING of the Balaklava Lions Youth of the Year award was completed last night (Tuesday). Three finalists, year 12 students Cassandra Powell, Brianna Wedding and year 11 student Alexandra Wilson each made five-minute presentations to the judges as part of the final section of judging. Judges Pina Bubner, Jenny Hosking and Jessica Schulz also asked the three finalists two impromptu questions based on local or national affairs. Private interviews were held

between the judges and contestants a week earlier, making up a majority of the final mark. Awards committee chairman, Mike Wood, said it was an excellent opportunity for youths to network and push for bigger things. “The awards also help enhance their personality and help them build confidence,” Mr Wood said. As the judging was completed after publication deadline, the winner will be announced in next week’s Plains Producer. Local girl Lucy Radowicz won

the local award three years ago and went on to become State Youth of the Year and national Public Speaking winner. The regional final, featuring contestants from other areas, will be held in Balaklava at the Sports Club on Sunday, February 20. The public is welcome to attend, with public speaking scheduled after lunch, which also is available. Those wishing to attend should contact Lions secretary Kossie Chegwyn for lunch bookings on 8862 2067.

‘KEEP it secret’ suggested Wakefield Regional Council councillor Daryl Pain, after Port Wakefield was declared the cheapest coastal property location in South Australia. “I’d like nobody to find out about Port Wakefield,” he said. “I would like to keep it the

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nice little secret country town it is at the moment.” Cr Pain is pictured above, right, with fellow Western ward councillor, John Kipling. The article, published in the Advertiser last week, drew some harsh criticism from respondents on the newspaper’s website AdelaideNow. Cr Pain said it the comments were ignorant of the town’s true value. “I think that’s what people miss,” he said. “They see the highway and that’s it.

“It’s not until you get off the highway and have a look at the town for what it is and its history that you actually get the value of what the town is. “It might not necessarily be the ocean view, but the character of the town, I think, has value in itself.” Cr Pain said the town’s accessibility was another benefit. “There are not too many country towns that have a major highway and double lane road to their doorstep and is still as quiet as we are,” he said. “Even on a long weekend here you can still get to Port Wakefield quite quickly. A sea view, that may be hard to find but it’s a quirky little town.” • Cr John Kipling agreed with Cr Pain’s thoughts. “Unfortunately we don’t have a lot of coastal land,” he said. “But there’s a lot of history in Port Wakefield, which people don’t realise. “It’s more than just a row of service stations and that’s it – but there is actually a town and a very historic town at that. “It was the first government surveyed town north of Adelaide, so I’ve been told. “Ok, we haven’t got pristine beach front, like everybody expects, but it’s got a lot of other positives about it, such as a good climate ... and it’s a great place to live.”

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PORT Wakefield resident Diana Summers sent this emailed comment: My husband and I came to Port Wakefield 53 years ago because of his work. Over the years we have found it to be a very pleasant place to live. A nice home, a good school, one hour by car to Adelaide (dual highway), a good daily bus service to the city, two hotels, motel, caravan park, and plenty of holiday accommodation. We have all the sporting clubs you could want, and the social activity that goes with them, plus many more. Plus we also get that lovely sea breeze at night. Of course, we have our share of knockers, hoons, whingers (but what town doesn’t?) As for the median price

of homes at Port Wakefield, $147,500: Tell that to Wakefield Regional Council when our rate notices go out and perhaps our rates will decrease! I say to these people knocking Port Wakefield: You do not know what you are missing, have possibly only driven through and not bothered to stop and spend a few days, and the mangrove “swamp,” as they called it, is unique. Port Wakefield is a lovely old town, steeped in history and loads of charm, old cottages mingling with new housing – I love it here! All I can say is, come and stay and see for yourself – I would love to hear from you. Contact me on dianasummers@bigpond. com Diana Summers, Port Wakefield

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NEWS v Port Wakefield

Is our town a seaside sensation?

Or ‘as much charm as a public toilet?’ Steven (left) and his father Peter Rann outside the family home opposite the wharf and channel. RIGHT: Ray and Nancy Paul are still in love with the town after 28 years. – PICTURES: Lisa Redpath.

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N the wake of the public slandering of Port Wakefield on the AdelaideNow website last week, Port Wakefield residents have defended their town, albeit with some strong points to make. The comments, published in the Plains Producer in response to an article stating Port Wakefield was the cheapest place to buy coastal property in the state, labelled the town “as attractive as a public toilet” and a “tidal swamp”. Ray and Nancy Paul have lived in Port Wakefield for 28 years since coming across from the Nullabor, while Peter Rann and four generations of his family have been frequenting their Wharf Road shack for about 20 years. Mr Paul was livid with the comments. “It was a load of bloody rubbish,” he said. The couple paid $3000 for their block almost 30 years ago, $12,000 for the house and still love the place. “It’s an old place with a nice old atmosphere, and I rather like mangroves,” Mrs Paul said.

PORT Wakefield from the air, looking east. Mangroves and housing along the wharf shown right foreground. “You could see the ocean from our house when we first got here because mangroves are very slow growing,” Mr Paul added. “It’s a wonder someone hasn’t bought a block or two here, knocked the buildings down, and built up.” That is precisely the issue the Ranns have. Mr Rann and his son Steven, who live in Semaphore, can understand how many people hold those negative views on the town. While appreciative of all it has to offer, both admit there is room for improvement.

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“If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t come back,” Steven said. “I spend my time off up here when I get the chance.” Peter believes the lack of town pride and basic maintenance of their properties from a number of Port Wakefield residents hurts the town’s image. “No wonder prices are like that, so many people don’t take any pride in their property,” he said. “There’s a lot who just don’t care.” Another restriction is the limitation of improvements owners can do on their property along Wharf road.

Peter and Steven went to the Wakefield Regional Council to propose raising their shack off the ground by two metres to get sea views in hope bigger and better properties would be built around them. “If someone starts, others might follow,” Steven said. They were knocked back by council, with claims their extensions would block the view of residents behind them, which is virtually nonexistent. So they looked to find a compromise, proposing to build a landing, a raised decking area used for entertainment.

“Just a place to have a few beers and look out over the gulf,” Steven said. They were knocked back again. The land has also been zoned as tourist accommodation, making further improvements even more restricted. “We’d like to see the place progress but it would have to start with constructing nicer places,” Steven said. “I think they (council) need to be more open-minded and allow us to have a vision of what we want to do, talk to us and consider approving some of our proposals.

“So many tourists come here, it’s unbelievable and they see some of these dingy little places. “Along here, they’re just tin sheds that have been lined out, but it can be better than that.” Steven hopes with a new environmental services manager set to be appointed in coming weeks, there is hope these improvements can be made. “Maybe someone comes in with fresh blood, comes down here and speaks with the people and asks what we would like to do,” he said. Steven believes allowing people to improve their properties on a large scale would help build the town’s economy. “You’re putting down a foundation saying you’re going to stick around, spend money in the town,” he said. “Imagine how much council is going to have to spend on this proposed marina (Wakefield Waters). “Why don’t they just spend it here and allow people to build beautiful shacks along here? This place would be just perfect.”

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NEWS v District

Enter Emu awards

The district will acknowledge those community members who have “stuck their neck out and had a go” in the past year. The annual Adelaide Plains Emu Awards recognise those individuals, community groups or organisations who have taken a risk for personal or community growth. The awards are a stand-alone event organised by Wakefield Regional Council and District Council of Mallala community development officers, David Woodroofe and Lynette Seccafien. Nominations are now open, with forms available on Wakefield Regional Council’s website or through council offices in Balaklava, Mallala and Two Wells. More details also appear below. If you know of anyone who has ‘had a go’ in the past 12 months and is worthy of an Emu Award, submit them as a nominee. Nominations close Friday, February 25. The awards will be held in Two Wells on Friday, March 25.

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If Saturday, February 19 is likely to be a wasted day, you might as well make it worth while. The gates to Integrated Waste Services (IWS) at Dublin will be open to the public for a community day from 11.30am to 3.30pm. Advise of attendance by phone or e-mail by Friday, February 11 on 8243 2644 or iws@iwsgroup.com.au.

Driver survives after car crashes and burns

THE burnt out wreck of the Ford Falcon on the Balaklava to Blyth road.

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A 20-year-old man from Balaklava was extremely lucky to survive a serious car accident last Thursday afternoon on the Balaklava to Blyth road. His vehicle, a Ford sedan, left the road, rolled and caught fire. The vehicle was completely destroyed by fire. Police said the man was thrown from the vehicle . He was taken to Balaklava hospital by ambulance, and later airlifted to Royal Adelaide Hospital. He is in a stable condition after suffering multiple fractures. “He is out now, recovering at home to the best of my knowledge,” Port Wakefield senior constable Scott Crowther said. A 400 metre grass and stubble fire also burned as a result of the vehicle fire. CFS from Balaklava, Blyth and Hoyleton, along with local farmers extinguished the fires quickly,

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minimising further damage to property. SES from Clare attended and assisted with road closures. Major Crash officers and police continue to investigate the cause of the accident. “Local police plead with drivers to slow down and take care on our roads,” Constable Crowther said. “Don’t become a statistic this summer.”

RIVERTON

On Friday, January 28, 2011 a 17-year-old girl was arrested by Riverton police for alleged aggravated serious criminal trespass and theft. The day before, an 18-yearold man from Port Augusta was arrested by Riverton police and charged with aggravated serious criminal trespass, theft and breach of bail. The offender allegedly broke into the Riverton High School on Australia day and stole soft drink

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to the value of $10. He also was in breach of a bail curfew to reside at an address at Port Augusta. He was refused bail.

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A 26-year-old man was arrested after assaulting an officer who attended an accident scene at Hamley Bridge last Wednesday evening. The man, believed by police to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, allegedly struck the officer in the face before fleeing into a nearby paddock. He was found with the help of local CFS crews. The man was charged with assault of a police officer, resisting and hindering police, driving offences and also allegedly assaulting CFS crews while they were trying to apprehend the man. The female officer suffered minor injuries, while the man had some minor cuts and bruising as a result of the accident.

• The Adelaide Plains Emu Awards are open to people who live or work in the regional communities of the Wakefield Regional Council and District Council of Mallala or township of Virginia. • Nominees may be an individual, business, organisation/community group, event or project. • To be eligible, you can be nominated or nominate yourself within ONE category only. The nominee must complete a maximum of 300 words on the appropriate nomination form. • Nominees and nominators should attend the awards ceremony. • The selection panel reserves the right to redirect the nomination to another award category if it is considered more suitable. • The selection panel will have the final decision and no correspondence will be entered into.

Entries close FRIDAY February 25 at 5pm

Criteria: All categories are judged based on their excellence and recognisable efforts which have placed them out of the ordinary and must have occurred during the period January 2010 to January 2011. Leadership and inspirational qualities will need to be shown. o Individual: For a person who has made a significant contribution by way of doing something out of the ordinary. This contribution may have been for the person himself or herself or for the community at a local, state or national level. o Community Group: For not-for-profit organisations/volunteer groups and community groups which have worked on a community-based program which has extended their abilities and provided a positive difference to their local or regional area. o Business: Recognises a business which has grown its output and created employment through being innovative and having a different approach, making it stand out and be seen as taking steps to grow. o Event: Recognises an event which was focused on making the region look at itself in a different light by being innovative and creative. o Support material: You may attach some additional material, but no more than three A4 pages. Press clippings, photographs, flyers etc are acceptable but have to be copied onto A4 size paper. Please do not bind or staple information – use paper clips. o Awards Presentation: All entrants and nominators will be invited to the Adelaide Plains Emu Awards presentation in Two Wells on Friday, March 25. o ENTRY FORMS: Available from Wakefield Regional Council office, Balaklava, or its website, www.wakefieldrc. sa.gov.au or at District Council of Mallala office. o Send entries to: The Plains Producer, 9 Howe Street, Balaklava 5461.

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NEWS v District

Paper chase!

Jeni targets home and holiday with cash prize When Jeni Ferris, a married mother of two from Mallala, entered a Target employee competition before Christmas, she never believed she would win the $20,000 prize. But Jeni, who works at Gawler Target, was drawn out of all employees who entered from around Australia. “I’ve never won anything in my life and winning this is just amazing,” Jeni said. “When I found out I had won $20,000 I was very happy but very shocked,” she said.

Jeni’s family lives on a 90 acre property in Mallala and is planning to put the prize towards her house and to help construct new stables for their horses. “We may also spoil ourselves with a holiday to Queensland this year,” Jeni said. Target employees who spent $75 or more in Target during December were eligible to enter the competition. Over 5400 entries were received with many team members entering more than once. After completing most

of her Christmas shopping at Target, Jeni was able to increase her chances by submitting six entries in the competition. “I do most of my shopping at Target,” said Jeni. “It’s a great place to shop and a great place to work.”

The South Australian winner of the customer competition was Zoe Roe, a married mother of four children and a regular shopper at Target Fulham Gardens. Target gave one employee and nine shoppers from each state and territory

in Australia a bright start to the new year and a boost to their bank accounts. n PICTURED presenting the cheque to Jeni are Target western region manager Peter Ryall and general manager stores, Colin Haggerty.

Owen’s Lutheran youth paper drive will take place this Saturday and locals are encouraged to support the community initiative. All funds raised will be donated back into the surrounding community throughout the year. In previous years, donations have been allocated to community youth initiatives such as Owen basketball club, swimming pool, Mallala hospital, Balaklava green team, Balaklava skatepark and Blyth Progress Association. Organiser Jackie Wedding hopes the Owen community will give freely to help the district’s youth. “This is all about giving back to the community, so we’re hoping people will support that,” Mrs Wedding said. Papers should be in neat bundles at the front of properties by 8.30am this Saturday. Magazines are acceptable but no cardboard.

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On 1 January 2011, Australia’s first national Paid Parental Leave scheme was introduced. It’s a new entitlement for working parents, funded by the Australian Government. Taking time away from work for a new baby is a common part of working life. Paid Parental Leave will help parents spend time with a new baby, and help employers retain skilled staff.

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between two working days and still be eligible. You can earn up to $150,000 a year (individual salary) and still be eligible. Is it for both parents? Yes, usually the mother must apply for Paid Parental Leave. If you are eligible, you can transfer some or all of the pay to your partner (they need to be eligible too). The scheme gives families more options to balance work and family. When can I take it? You can claim up to three months in advance, and your pay can start at any time you choose from when your child is born or adopted. It will be paid in one continuous period from the start date and must all be taken within the first year after the birth or adoption. You are encouraged to apply early.

What about employer-provided entitlements? Eligible parents can receive Parental Leave pay at the same time, before or after other employer-provided paid leave or entitlements. The existing minimum entitlement to 12 months unpaid parental leave for long-term employees is unchanged. What does it mean for employers? From 1 July 2011, employers must provide Government-funded Parental Leave pay through their usual pay cycle to eligible employees who have been with their business for at least 12 months. Other eligible parents will be paid through the Family Assistance Office.

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To learn more about Paid Parental Leave or to apply, visit the website or call the appropriate number below.

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Marine park meeting several meetings will be held in February to discuss how local marine parks could best be zoned for conservation and community use. The local group for Upper Gulf St Vincent will meet on Thursday, February 17 from 3pm–7pm in Port Wakefield. Marine Park Local Advisory Groups (MPLAG) will meet in a workshop format, so members can consider community feedback received since their last meeting in November. Members will gather at Eagles Sports and Community Centre for the meeting.

Community members are welcome to observe but are urged to share any key information before the meeting. Maps showing preliminary sanctuary zones have been issued to stimulate local discussion and gain feedback from the community. The community-based process seeks to ensure people most affected by marine parks can have their say in draft management plans. Plans will be issued for public consultation late in 2011. Other MPLAGs will meet in Edithburgh on February 24 and in Minlaton on February 23.

n AFTER 10 YEARS OF APPLYING FOR GRANTS:

$20,000 for Riverton courts YOU can not fault the resolve of the Riverton Lawn Tennis Club, which, after 10 years of applying for a grant to help resurface its synthetic courts, finally succeeded last week. The $20,000 Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program (CRSFP) grant was the final injection of cash needed for the project. Club president, Sam Przybilla, was thrilled with the successful application. “We’ve been looking for a grant for quite a while so to actually get it is so good,” Mr Przybilla said. While the club tends to play its competition matches on the four lawn courts, the synthetic courts have lighting for night tennis and are regularly used by social players.

More importantly, the hard courts play a major role when the club hosts its popular annual Easter tennis tournament, far and away the club’s major fundraiser. Tournament secretary Jane Parkinson, who has been submitting the grant applications for the past decade, said the club was successful in applying for a grant about seven years ago but decided not to use it, given the club had to foot the rest of the repair bill. “At the time, we lost two teams so we didn’t want to put the club under pressure by going into debt,” Mrs Parkinson said. Having had every application since rejected, Mrs Parkinson decided to throw in a business plan along with this year’s application.

“I don’t know whether that made the difference or they just got sick of hearing from me,” Mrs Parkinson laughed. The $20,000 grant will couple with $10,000 of federal stimulus funding to assist with the $80,000 project. The club will fund the rest of the works with its own money and in-kind work provided by club members. Mrs Parkinson said the club hoped to have the courts, which have become severely cracked and slippery, resurfaced before the Easter tournament. With 200 competitors flocking to the town over the four day event, the time line is tight. “The plan is to get the new courts done by Easter, which would be a lovely celebration of them,” Mrs Parkinson said.

n STARTING TO GATHER IN THE MID NORTH:

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Minister O’Brien said locusts were now particularly prevalent in the Barossa Valley and some areas of the Mallee, Riverland and Mid North. “Second generation locusts have started to band together in some of these areas, presenting a potential threat to autumn sowing,” he said. “Unless we get on top of this second generation of hoppers now, there will

be far greater problems in autumn. The next few weeks will be critical, as once the locusts are on the wing there will not be a viable treatment option. “We will be assisting councils where they have identified significant banding of locust hoppers. “This support will include chemicals and assistance in targeting locusts and, using contrac-

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Marine Park Local Advisory Groups (MPLAG) meetings will be held in February to discuss how local marine parks could best be zoned for conservation and community use.

Marine Park Local Advisory Groups (MPLAG) meetings will be held in February to discuss how local marine parks could best be zoned for conservation and community use.

The meetings will be in workshop format so that MPLAG members can consider community feedback received since their last meeting in November 2010 and can work together to develop a preferred zoning scenario for their marine park(s).

The meetings will be in workshop format so that MPLAG members can consider community feedback received since their last meeting in November 2010 and can work together to develop a preferred zoning scenario for their marine park(s).

Community members are welcome to observe the discussions and are urged to share any key information with an MPLAG member before the February meeting.

Community members are welcome to observe the discussions and are urged to share any key information with an MPLAG member before the February meeting.

The Western Yorke Peninsula MPLAG will meet on:

The Lower Yorke Peninsula MPLAG will meet on:

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Wednesday, 23 February 2011

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Thursday, 24 February 2011

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5.00pm to 9.00pm

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Location: Town Hall – Council Chambers, 57 Main Street, Minlaton

Location: Institute Hall, Blanch Street, Edithburgh

In November 2010 MPLAGs were issued maps showing preliminary sanctuary zone scenarios, to stimulate local discussions on how South Australia’s marine parks might be zoned. MPLAGs are now gathering information and encouraging discussion to help inform the government about local views. MPLAG meetings will also be held in April to allow for further feedback. This community-based process ensures that the people most affected by marine parks can have a say in the draft management plans that will be issued for public consultation later in 2011.

In November 2010 MPLAGs were issued maps showing preliminary sanctuary zone scenarios, to stimulate local discussions on how South Australia’s marine parks might be zoned. MPLAGs are now gathering information and encouraging discussion to help inform the government about local views. MPLAG meetings will also be held in April to allow for further feedback. This community-based process ensures that the people most affected by marine parks can have a say in the draft management plans that will be issued for public consultation later in 2011.

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tors, treating significant hopper bands on roadsides and public land.” Minister O’Brien said there would not be any aerial spraying at this stage. “The locust targets are too dispersed and bands too small for safe or effective aerial treatment,” he said. “We cannot spray aerially near townships, watercourses, vineyards or fruit blocks. “While the state’s grain harvest is mostly in the bin and locusts are no threat to current production, they will pose a threat at sowing time if locust populations aren’t kept under control now.” Biosecurity SA executive director, Will Zacharin, reminded landholders they have a primary responsibility to treat locusts on their properties. “Where croppers are undertaking summer weed control after recent rains, they may be able to kill two birds with one stone,” Mr Zacharin said. “It’s possible to mix some insecticides with herbicides, so landholders should check the labels for suitability, and if they see locusts banding, consider combining locust control with their summer weed control.” Mr Zacharin also offered advice to homeowners who find locusts in the garden. “Young locusts will munch on anything green and grassy,” he said. “Home owners need to assess whether they should take action to treat locusts in the garden.” • Get fact sheets on locusts and home gardens at www.pir.sa.gov.au/ locust.

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special feature v Australia Day celebrations – Gilbert Valley

Brian’s award a triumph for community

Brian Koch (centre) with Paul Saffi, (left) project officer for the State Recovery Office and recovery committee member, Dick French. Mr Saffi was on a tour of the area.

Tarlee, Riverton top citizens Well-known Tarlee citizen Mark Hill was one of those in the Riverton/ Tarlee area to be awarded Australia Day recognition at the ceremony at Riverton recreation ground on Australia Day. Before presenting the certificate, Clare and Gilbert Valleys councillor, Wayne Molineux, spoke highly of Mark’s involvement in and around Tarlee over most of his life. This included tennis, bowls, CFS, Rural Youth, Uniting church, Ag. Bureaux, Tarlee primary school, high school, RSMU football club, as well as local and Royal Adelaide shows, as an exhibitor and judge. Others to be honoured were Riverton Citizen of the Year, Brian Stevens, Young Citizen of the Year, Hannah Clark, coorganisers of Event of the Year – the Tour Down Under Carnival and celebrations – Gary Davis and Julie Matthews Councillor Dianne Schwarz, also presented mayoral appreciation certificates to Brian Koch, for his outstanding organisation after the Stockport flood in December, and to Caroline Evans and Meg Smyth, for their work as organisers of Meals on Wheels, in Riverton and surrounding areas. This service to the communities has operated for more than 50 years.

AWARD recipients after the Riverton ceremony (from left) Caroline Evans, Meg Smyth, Julie Matthews, Brian Stevens, Hannah Clark, Gary Davis, Mark Hill, and Brian Koch. Picture supplied by John Tayler.

‘Positive’ vibe at Stockport gathering

Stockport let the good times flow when about 120 residents and friends celebrated Australia Day. Dick French, secretary of the Stockport Community Association and member of the Recovery Committee, said it was a great afternoon, allowing everyone to meet and “chew the fat.”

“It was good we had the get-together,” he said. “Many in the Stockport comunity chose to live there for a quiet life – but did not really know anyone. “So the floods in a way have been a positive, bringing people together. “I feel very positive about everything.”

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A SPECIAL award was presented to Stockport Community Association chair, Brian Koch, on Australia Day – but he claims the award was a win for the whole community. Mr Koch attended the Australia Day breakfast at Riverton, presented on behalf of Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council mayor, Allan Aughey, for Mr Koch’s efforts in assisting with the recovery effort from December’s floods. “Although it has my name on it, I accepted it on behalf of the Stockport community,” Mr Koch said. “I probably did a fair bit of leading, which meant I was seen a lot more than others, who were also doing a lot of work themselves.” He said the following community event at Stockport oval was a fantastic way to celebrate Australia Day. “It was very good with a positive vibe,” Mr Koch said. “It was a good day, which followed on well from our community Christmas show.” Unfortunately, he arrived too late to get amongst the runs in the community cricket match. “I didn’t get out though, put it that way,” Mr Koch laughed. An ‘open forum’ meeting, independently chaired by Helen Smith, was held last night (Tuesday) to discuss the future direction of the town. “We will be looking at the bigger picture and how the town goes forward from here,” Mr Koch said before last night’s meeting. Prevention of a similar flood event and how the $100,000 State Government funding will be spent were also agenda items. Mr Koch said the funding was outlined to be used on a project that was not a council responsibility but also an asset to the wider community. “We are wanting to spend it on something that is a need,” he said. Timing and the potential to attract more funding will also be key factors in where the money will be spent. The town clean up is a major talking point, with February outlined as the town’s clean up month. “One of the biggest issues is where we are going to put the rubbish,” said Mr Koch, noting the overall aim was to work as closely with EPA guidelines as possible. Aside from scrap metal, which can be recycled, Mr Koch said there was likely to be a bulk load of landfill and organic waste. “Council figures suggest they have already taken 2000 cubic metres of rubbish out. We’ve still got about another 1000 to go,” he said. “I look at Queensland and the scale of damage they have there and think ‘where do they get rid of all that stuff?” The volunteer list for the Stockport clean-up is looking healthy, with a number of community organisations and sporting groups putting their hand up to help. “Our biggest challenge will be how to best utilise that volunteer labour,” Mr Koch said. “Hopefully, by the end of it we can get it nearly back to what it was and start again with a clean slate.”

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special feature v Australia Day celebrations – Mallala Council

Sharing the honours The district honoured Two Wells’ CFS captain, Adam Harris, for his commitment to serving the community at District Council of Mallala’s Australia Day breakfast last Wednesday. Adam was joined by family, friends, CFS crews and about 150 members of the community to celebrate the achievement. He thanked his family and local CFS crews for all their support over the years since he joined the Two Wells crew as a cadet. Members of the Mallala Museum accepted the ‘Event of the Year’ award, for their ‘Marking the Merger’ concert to celebrate DCM’s 75th anniversary. Mallala Lions cooked and served 170 breakfasts and raised $390 in donations to the Queensland flood appeal.

Middle Beach fun LOCALS celebrated at Middle Beach throughout last Wednesday afternoon, with events, barbecues and fun filling the beach. Egg and spoon races, beach fun run and tug-oAllen Parkyn of Port Parham Sports and Social Club war were among the activities enjoyed by children helped raise funds for the Queensland flood appeal. and adults.

DISTRICT Council of Mallala Citizen of the Year, Adam Harris, with his wife Chantel, son Blake and daughter Carla. LEFT: Mallala Museum committee accept their award. From left are: Ray Earl, Gwenda Griffiths, Roger Davies, Margaret Tiller, Lois Wasley, Laura Parsons, Mark Wasley, Barbara Howell, and DCM mayor,Marcus Strudwicke.

LE F T: R y a n a n d We n d y Northey enjoy the sunshine at Middle Beach, while daughter, Annie, tucks into a sandwhich.

ABOVE: In a true sign of Aussie mateship, Derick Halford gets a smooch from his pooch, Cody. LEFT: Julie Hart catches up with Vicky Birks. BELOW: Egg-and-spoon racers compete in a big field along the sand at Middle Beach.

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special feature v Australia Day celebrations – Snowtown & Balaklava

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Snowtown residents celebrated Australia Day with a breakfast prepared by local Lions Club members last Wednesday morning at Lions Park. The presentation of the Lions Australia Day Award was presented to Ros Large for her extensive community work. Kate Haines nominated Ros for the award and spoke to the community about her achievements. “I was gob-smacked by the sheer volume of her commitment to community work,” Kate said. • Ros (right) and Kate are pictured above with a board, which was prepared to help demonstrate the scope of Ros’ commitment, not only for the community but also her life in Lions. Kate said Ros had been involved in the Lions in Snowtown since 1988 but her commitments also include the Community Management Committee, councillor for the now amalgamated Blyth/Snowtown Council and Hall committee for 16 years. “Of the many events Ros has worked, the most familiar for locals would be Australia Day breakfasts and senior citizen annual Christmas dinners,” Kate said. Other areas included 10 years involvement in the Lions Youth Exchange program and the role of host to many overseas youths. She also served three terms as president of the Snowtown Lions Club and four years as secretary. But Lions and community work and business doesn’t define Ros’ life altogether. “She has a rich family life as well,” Kate said. Ros arrived in Snowtown at the tender age of 18 to be promptly swept off her feet by Alan. “They have a daughter, Sueanne, and a son, Christopher, and the tribe building goes on with eight grandchildren,” Kate said. The family has an electrical and hardware business in various Snowtown locations, which continues today. Kate said Ros epitomised the type of Australian all should hope to be. “She is kind, fair-minded and concerned about people in our town,” Ms Haines said. “She knows the issues facing people in a small town like ours and works to resolve them.” Ms Haines said Ros had a hard edge too. “She won’t bend when she sees a wrong and will go out of her way to make it right.”

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special feature v SOLAR POWER

SOLAR: The burning question

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MORE than 100,000 solar power systems were installed nationally last year – more than for the entire previous decade, according to a report by Clean Energy Australia. Solar power has become more affordable as prices for panels and installation have dropped steadily in recent years. The Alternative Technology Association (ATA), in a recent issue of its magazine ReNew, available in newsagents now, has compiled a 10-page solar installation special, providing easy tips for consumers on every aspect of buying and installation. The ATA is Australia’s leading not-for-profit, consumer-based organisation promoting renewable energy, sustainable home design and water saving. In an article in ReNew, Aaron

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SPORT v Basketball

n BRAYDEN Harkness, Owen jumps to intercept the ball from Broncos’ Harrison Veitch in the Under 16 Boys.

n TENNEAL White, Celtics gets tangled up with Bulldogs’ Adriana Deer as she tries to dribble into the goal in the Senior Girls game. Celtics teammate Tess Lawson is there for back-up.

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to be congratulated in my opinion, for persisting to the end and giving the Lightning girls the opportunity to create this score. A forfeit would have served them better as far as score lines go, but playing is always much better as far as I am concerned. Well done Eagles players and fill-ins for putting basketball first. The A Women also

gave us a great game. Dribbler reckons these two teams, Bulldogs and Storm, will be the two in the grand final…but he also reckons it will be the reverse. Dribbler seems to always want to go one further! It sure was close and both teams were good. Kirsty Williams seems to get better every time I see her play. She is a great role model. Jane and Jenna were in top form and also are great role models. They have a great sense of where the ball is going and read the play so well. Sonics in the Junior Girls also had a close game, almost managing to outscore the Breezers

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B MEN Peckers 47 (R.Darling 27, L.Michael 10, S.Rowland 6) d Magics 35 (N.Olsen 10, C.Temby 8, S.Tiller 6). Longies 20 (Won on forfeit) d Auburn Hawks 0 (Team forfeit).

U/18 BOYS Mavericks 50 (L.Williams 22, T.Shepherd 19, J.Taylor 9) d Bulldogs 43 (Z.Zilm 13, J.Zilm 12, J.Shepherd 10). Owen 38 (T.Halls 15, K.Robinson 8, B.Merry 7) d Long Plains 25 (D.Wilson 10, M.McIntyre 6, C.Sharer).

U/16 BOYS Bulldogs 37 (B.Taylor 26, J.Appleby 9, T.Moulds 2) d Redlegs 28 (B.Krieg 8, T.Nottle 8, C.Veitch 6). Broncos 30 (Z.Scholz 12, J.Michael 8, J.Speissegger 6) d Owen 28 (J.Wedding 10, J.Dunstan 8, J.Pratt 4)

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6, A.Lawless 6) d Bulls 17 (S.Michael 10, J.O’Mahoney 3, J.Butterfield 2). Bulldogs 42 (J.Studham 20, S.Carslake 18, A.Deer 2) d Rockets 18 (L.Mathew 12, R.Betts 4, J.Gaze 2).

A WOMEN Storm 35 (J.Harding 8, C.Koch 8, J.Koch 8) d Bulldogs 34 (K.Cmrlec 10, K.Williams 10, T.Nottle 6) Long Plains 20 (Won on forfeit) d Owen 0 (Team forfeit).

B WOMEN Peckers 47 (R.Darling 27, L.Michael 10, S.Rowland 6) d Magics 35 (N.Olsen 10, C.Temby 8, S.Tiller 6). Longies 20 (Won on forfeit) d Auburn Hawks 0 (Team forfeit).

Senior GIRLS Bulldogs 31 (A.Williams 13, C.Moulds 10, A.Deer 4) d Celtics 23 (T.White 8, K.Gregory 4, SG.Tiller 3). Wildcats 20 (Won on forfeit) d Owen 0 (Team forfeit).

Junior GIRLS Bulldogs 48 (B.Nyoni 18, N .Greenshields 16, C.Brown 4) d Sharkes 20 (K.White 12, S.Heaslip 8). Breezers 25 (K.Wedding 13, R.Barton 4, J.Heaslip 4) d Sonics 23 (K.Selleck 8, E.Cunningham 6, A.Langdon 6).

who are always a tough team to play. Kelsey Wedding was sensational. Jess Heaslip always impresses Dribbler. Melody Bennett came good at the end but not soon enough. Games are not won at the end, but by all the plays that go on throughout the match. Kristy Selleck was important in the Sonics team, and Dribbler reckons that if they can concentrate over the full 40 minutes of game time, the scores could be different next time they play. If you were watching the A Men, and not enough people were, you would have enjoyed the standard of play even though the scores weren’t close. The basketball was great. Jamie McArdle was “on” with Dribbler asking, “who was that?” a number of times, as he seemed to be everywhere. Leigh Wright played his usual clever game and gave Young Guns the edge in the other match. Both were great to watch and the finals look like being a tough tussle with anyone of them able to win. The U16 Boys games this year have been exciting as there are many talented players. Dribbler reckons the game between Broncos and Owen was the best seen this season. It was good and it was close. The Bulldogs and the Redlegs also gave us a great game, which I think was equally as good, but not as close. Another amazing thing is that a number of the players umpire as well as play. It was a great night. Teams should be back to their full numbers next week, which looks like being hot again. See you then!

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SPORT v District

From a Tiger…to a Panther…to a Cat

CRAIG Robinson will join his mates in the Blyth-Snowtown football side this season.

Former Glenelg league footballer, who has been playing with the Angaston Panthers for the last two seasons, Craig Robinson agreed to play with the Blyth-Snowtown Cats. “I’ve got a couple of mates, ‘Jats’ (Jarrod Gillings) and Brad Bell who I played with at Glenelg, who had talked with me about playing a season of country football with them and the timing was right,” Robinson, who has just turned 31, said. “From a work perspective it’s more convenient with the travel - and it will be nice to have a kick and a catch with the boys again. “At my age, it was important to have the right ‘work, life and sport’

By Peter Argent balance.” Robinson was a member of the Angaston Football Club’s grand final side in 2009, and also played in a Grand Final loss with the East Coast Eagles in the Sydney-AFL competition, where they were undefeated all season going into the decider. The silky skilled on-baller/half back is also keen to be involved in his first premiership at any level this year. Currently working for a sports nutrition company, Vital Strength, Robinson played 40 SANFL league games with the Bays, before work took him to Sydney. “I’m also, a very keen Geelong

supporter, and I joked to the boys, that this was a great chance to wear a Cats jumper,” Robinson continued. Blyth-Snowtown recruitment manager Paul McCormick confirmed Robinson had made a verbal commitment to play at the club this year, and is looking former to him putting pen to paper. He did confirm former junior Kyle Griffin, after playing with the Athelstone Raggies, is returning to the Cats for the 2011 campaign. Griffin, who is a strongly built defender, will go some way to offsetting the loss of key defender Nick Humphrys, who has moved and will play his football in Whyalla this year.

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TOP: Balaklava Golf Club’s deck was outdated and somewhat of a danger. ABOVE: The site after all the decking had been removed last week.

The deck which faces out towards the T-block at Balaklava Golf Club is currently undergoing a revamp. It was decided that the current decking was “outdated and dangerous”, and funds were raised by the golf club towards getting a new one built. The project, which will see the decking extended out three metres towards to T-block, has been carried out by Digby Addison, Martyn Bell and Goldney’s Welding, among others. Workers began early last week, working through scorching hot weather to advance progress. By Sunday evening, the decking was 50 per cent complete, with a coat of deck oil finishing off the work for the weekend. The entire project, which will also see shadecloth added, is expected to be finished in two-three weeks.

Dawson returns to the Peckers • From back page “Obviously he fits that bill but we weren’t expecting him to come back so soon. “But things happen sometimes and he wants to come back and play with his mates so that’s obviously what he’s decided to do. “He’s only 20 so a lot of his mates from school are playing for us, so that’s a big reason for him to come back.” Lamond said part of the appeal of coming back to the country was

recapturing the passion for the game that can desert you at times when pushing for spots at league and AFL levels. “I don’t want to put any extra pressure on him so I’ve just said to him ‘come back and enjoy it’, because when you’re enjoying playing along with having that experience at the higher level, you can play really good footy,” he said. With a number of young players pushing for senior selection this year coming from the extremely

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successful under 17 premiership team, Lamond said the future looks bright for the club, both for this season and years to come. “Instead of going hard at recruits, we’re sort of looking at younger guys coming back or certainly nurturing the young guys coming through we’ve got there now,” he said. “We’re pretty confident going forward but certainly all of the guys here are aware of not getting ahead of themselves.”

HAYLEY Zweck, left (Blyth-Snowtown) with SA country teammates Maddie Hill and Katie Liebelt (both from North Eastern Netball Association).

‘Fastnet’ Hayley stars in SA Country side By Peter Argent A lynch-pin for the SA Country Invitational XI , Blyth-Snowtown star Hayley Zweck excelled in the second annual NetballSA“fastnet” competition, played at ETSA Park last Saturday, January 29. Along with South Clare’s Katie Liebelt – in her return netball match after becoming a mother for a second time – played as one of the three shooters, and a third NENA player Maddie Hill, who was used predominately at wing defence, the entire squad performed strongly against the leading netballers in the state. The SA country team collected four victories from the eight games and was highly competitive in their clash with the Thunderbirds, in this second annual Fastnet competition, where each game was an abridged match of four by five minute terms. Blyth-Snowtown’s athletic goal defence Zweck teamed up well with Barossa, Light & Gawler Netball Association best and fairest from 2009, Tracy Patton, combining brilliantly in their association as the team’s circle defenders. “I was absolutely rapt with the result,” SA country coach Den Heinjus said “We beat two state league sides in Cougars and Garville and only lost to the Thunderbirds by seven goals – that was after being up at half time against the defending ANZ championship title holders. “The other two wins were over Tango

and Western Jets, who are in the state league reserves competition. ‘We were competitive in all games and we didn’t have the bench numbers of many other teams, tiring in the last couple of games. “Taking all of that into consideration it was a fantastic performance “They were tremendous group of girls who gelled together quickly. “There was a lot of talent in our group. “It should be noted that this squad didn’t have the chance to train together before the event either.” While Zweck missed the last couple of contests against the Jags and Matrics, her coach Heinjus said the Cats talent was consistent in the six games she played. “Hayley was solid in each game she participated,” she continued. “She had a blinder against her former State League club, Cougars and grabbed a number of strong rebounds in every match. “On the turnovers, Hayley also drove well through the mid court.” Compared to the previous effort by the SA Country side last year, where they were winless, this performance by a team where many were playing together for the first time, was excellent. The Victorian men’s team, the Cyclones won the tournament, beating the SA Men’s side, after running over the Thunderbirds in the semi-final. Reigning NetballSA premiers Contax were the other beaten semi finalists. www.plainsproducer.com.au

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SPORT v Bowls northern light women

Results From January 27. Robertstown Green 49 (S Kimpton 34, D Kotz 15,) d Auburn Red 37 (L Wildash 16, M Parkinson 21). Spalding 44 (R Tohl 12, T Peters 32) d Booborowie 42 (L Pearce 29, R Landorf 13). Saddleworth Blue 44 (B Schoenberg 27, R Richardson 17) d Mintaro 32 (S Ettridge 11, W Folks 21). Riverton Blue 37 (M Keast 24, J Schroeder 13) L Burra Green 42 (K Maidment 18, H Stockman 24). Robertstown Gold 53 (L Mosey 27, C Ruediger 26) d Auburn Black 28 (M Mount 18, P Maloney 10). Saddleworth Gold 28 (T Ritchie 10, C Haydon 18) L Burra Gold 47 (D Broderick 31, K Lomman 16). Riverton Green 50 (J Przibilla 22, E Passehl 28) d Burra Red 29 (P Vangastern 16, D Day 13). Tarlee 46 (J Branson 28, J Rohde 18) d Riverton Black 42 (A Harrip 19, M Prime 23). Premiership table as at 20/01/11 Points % Riverton Blue 79 56.87 Auburn Red 79 56.13 Robertstown Gold 76 56.15 Robertstown Green 72 56.38 Burra Red 57 51.72 Booborowie 56 51.69 Burra Green 55 49.52 Burra Gold 54 49.29 Riverton Green 53 53.72 Tarlee 50 52.35 Riverton Black 45 49.91 Auburn Black 44 46.77 Saddleworth Blue 42 48.60 Saddleworth Gold 26 40.77 Spalding 25 44.16 Mintaro 21 42.23

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This is the first game played since Christmas due to weather conditions. Played on Thursday, January 27. Hamley/Gold 42 d Owen 37: N Fyfe 16, L G Wandel 18, N Bubner 26 d B Harkness 19. Pt Wakefield Gold 39 d Two Wells Red 34: M Hayes 22 d M Withers 20, P Durbridge 17 d B Molly 14. Mallala Black 33 d Mallala White 26: C King 17 d R Jenkin 12, Y Curnow 16 d S Sanders 14. Pt Wakefield Blue 40 d Hamley/Red 29: S Kempster 27 d l French 10, H Brown 13, L H Gregory 19. Balaklava Green 36 d Balaklava Red 34: L G Chapman 18 d U Clark 15, B Philp 18, L C Goldney 19. Two Wells White 43 d Balaklava Gold: M Gameau 25 d K Catford 14, B Lee-Archer 18, L J Milton 22. Premiership Table Owen 94 +122 Two Wells White 94 +53 Balaklava Green 84 +69 Mallala White 75 35 Hamley/Gold 74 +32 Pt Wakefield Gold 69 +24 Mallala Black 61 +30 Two Wells Red 61 +5 Hamley/Red 50 -124 Balaklava Gold 48 -22 Pt Wakefield Blue 36 -127 Balaklava Red 34 -117

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OWEN: Division 1. Owen v Pt Wakefield at Pt Wakefield. G Marshman, D Greer, G Bubner, G Simpson (sk). I Freebairn, R Uppill, N Harkness, B Parker (sk). D Brown, P Freebairn, T Harkness, G Harkness (sk). Cars: P Freebairn, G Bubner, R Uppill departing at 12.40. Division 2. Owen v Balaklava White at owen. A Tiller, A Wandel, R Hill, P Sullivan (sk). D Hartwell, W Heaslip, K Gould, K Warnes (sk). L beaty, J Robinson, B Diehl, L Hean (sk). Balaklava: Division 1. Balaklava v Hamley at Hamley. Cars: thirds. G Palmer, R McPharlin, D Lamond, P Thompson (sk). B Olsen, J Roberts, O Chapman, T CLiford (sk). K McPharlin, A Northcott, S Hawke, B Taylor (sk). Division 2. Balaklava White v Owen at Owen. Cars: Leaders. H Hebisch, N Olsen, S Guy, M Olsen (sk). L Day, C Stewart, Z Guy, J Olsen (sk). L Braddock, B Moffat, J Milton, C Milton (sk). Balaklava Blue v Hamley Red at Home. D Anderson, P Ramm, K Catford, P McPharlin (sk). R May, C Wood, D Beare, R Barr (sk). L Zerk, R Greenshields, T Jones, K Harkness (sk). Balaklava Red v Riverton White at Riverton. Cars: Thirds. B Kreig, H Philp, J McPharlin, C Cowan (sk). C Welke, A Barr, B Philp, G Heffenam (sk). R Mcdonald, N Sampson, R Helman, K Cottle (sk).

Heat forces bowls cancellation Once again, weather has played havoc with the bowls competition, with heat forcing the cancellation of Wooroora bowls on the weekend. The cancellation was particularly felt by the Division Two sides that were denied an opportunity of edging into Two Red, as last weekend’s matches were the final ones before the Division Two split. In Division One, all sides except for the bye side, Hamley Bridge, received six points for last

By John Glistak, WMBA secretary week’s round. Hamley Bridge and Balaklava feature in one of the matches of the round, this weekend. They currently occupy second and third place, respectively. In their previous match, Hamley Bridge emerged victors by nine shots. With this match being played at Hamley Bridge, the host side is expected to rack up another win.

Port Wakefield and Owen feature in another match with huge implications, as both sides are vying for fourth spot at the moment. Last time they met, Owen had a convincing win over their opponents but a much closer result is expected with this match being played at Port Wakefield. Wasleys host competition leaders Riverton, with the

Division Two now in two separate competitions As mentioned earlier, last weekend’s round was the conclusion of round robin play with Division Two then splitting into Two Red (top eight sides) and Two White (remaining seven sides) Unfortunately, with the cancellation of the round due to heat, sides such as Balaklava Blue narrowly missed out on Two Red having the same points as the eighth side Riverton White but with inferior shots up tally. Division Two Standings: - Balaklava White 118 (+212), Owen 108 (+148) Balaklava Red 99 (+111), Hamley White 97 (+112), Riverton Black 96 (+65), Mallala White 89 (+67), Port

Wakefield Blue 89 (+12), Riverton White 88 (+44), Balaklava Blue 88 (-27), Port Wakefield Gold 83 (-59), Hamley Red 80 (-13), Tarlee Red 78 (-70.5), Tarlee White 56 (-153), Mallala Black 62 (-139.5), Wasleys 31 (-303) Two Red, therefore, comprises Balaklava White, Owen, Balaklava Red, Hamley White, Riverton Black, Mallala White, Port Wakefield Blue and Riverton White. Two White comprises Balaklava Blue, Port Wakefield Gold, Hamley Red, Tarlee Red, Tarlee White, Mallala Black and Wasleys.

visitors likely to continue their winning record against Wasleys. Mallala has the bye for the round. Division One standings: Riverton 117 (+237), Hamley Bridge 99 (+159), Balaklava 92 (+112), Owen 69 (-24), Port Wakefield 67 (-119), Mallala 51 (-142), Wasleys 37 (-223). Division One – February 5: Hamley Bridge vs Balaklava, Wasleys vs Riverton, Port Wakefield vs Owen, Mallala bye.

Division Two Red ladder 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Port Wakefield Blue Mallala White Riverton White Owen Balaklava White Balaklava Red Riverton Black Hamley White

Division Two White ladder 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Tarlee White Balaklava Blue Tarlee Red Wasleys Port Wakefield Gold Mallala Black Hamley Red

Division Two Red:

Opening round presents intriguing contests The opening round of Two Red matches has its share of intriguing contests. Owen hosts leaders Balaklava White, in what should be an interesting match. This will be their first encounter for the season as their earlier programmed clash was in one of the cancelled rounds. Balaklava Red travels to Riverton White for another expected close affair, given that Balaklava Red won recently against Riverton White by three shots with only one rink up.

Hamley White hosts Port Wakefield Blue keen to repeat their earlier comfortable victory over their opponents.

The final match will see Mallala White against Riverton Black. Earlier in the season Mallala White took maximum points but

this match is likely to be much closer. Division Two Red – February 5: Port Wakefield Blue vs

Hamley White, Riverton White vs Balaklava Red, Mallala White vs Riverton Black, Owen vs Balaklava White.

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Port Wakefield Gold out for revenge in rematch With seven sides in Two White, a bye will apply in each of the rounds to be played. The opening match will see Wasleys host Port Wakefield Gold. These two sides played at the start of the season with Wasleys taking the honours on that occasion. Tarlee Red recorded their first win for the season against Mallala

Black. Whether they can record another win against the visiting side, given recent form, will be keenly watched. Hamley Red travels to Balaklava Blue in the final match of the round which will be their first meeting for the season. Collectively, both sides have played in half of the Division Two

matches where a side lost despite having two rinks up. Little, therefore, is likely to separate these sides. Tarlee White has the bye for this round. Division Two White – February 5: Wasleys vs Port Wakefield Gold, Tarlee Red vs Mallala Black, Balaklava Blue vs Hamley Red, Tarlee White bye.

Port Wakefield trio take out Australia Day Triples Balaklava Bowling Club held an Australia Day Men’s Triples tournament on January 26. The tournament was held in recognition of the club’s living Life Members, Don Anderson, Keith Cottle and Harold Philp – who all played – and Jean Cowan, Zita Perry and

Men’s Triples winners – Port Wakefield, from left: Mike Rankine, John Cicolella and Kieran Phelan.

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Reg Shetliffe who joined with the visiting and local players for lunch. The tournament, which was sponsored by Wesfarmers Federation Insurance and MAP Financial Services, produced Port Wakefield’s Mike Rankine, John Cicolella and Kieran Phelan as winners.

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Results of senior cricket played on January 29

Dublin vs Mallala Match won by Mallala Dublin Batting M.Sammons ct K.Curnow b J.Cufone... 42 J.Crosbie ct Goudie b B.Montgomery..... 7 J.Chapman b A.Fischer........................... 3 D.West b K.Curnow............................... 38 S.Dalgliesh b J.Cufone............................ 2 W.Heslop b R.Montgomery..................... 1 C.Mason ct K.Curnow b J.Cufone........... 1 R.Amari lbw K.Curnow............................ 9 J.Mason b K.Curnow............................... 0 T.McArdle Not Out................................... 0 W.Beddel ct A.Fischer b J.Charnstrom.... 3 Extras 5 Total 10/111 Mallala Bowling Bowler O M W R B.Montgomery 10 0 1 30 A.Fischer 7 1 1 30 R.Montgomery 8 2 1 26 J.Curfone 8 2 3 14 K.Curnow 3 0 3 6 J.Charnstrom 1 1 1 0

n ABOVE: Lower North’s Anthony Platt bowls against Clare on Saturday. n RIGHT: Dallas Hill, in bat for Long Plains, cracks the ball, Hamley Bridge wicket keeper Jed Eastwood in position. n BELOW: Hamley Bridge’s Luke Slok slides in a desperate attempt to get to the ball.

Mallala Batting R.Montgomery b R.Amari...................... 18 D.Cawrse ct C.Mason b W.Beddel........ 58 L.Whitwell ct S.Dalgliesh b J.Chapman.. 39 B.Montgomery ct R.Amari b J.Chapman.. 2 K.Curnow ct S.Dalgliesh b J.Chapman... 0 J.Cufone ct W.Heslop b W.Beddel.......... 8 A.Fischer Not Out.................................. 24 B.Martin Not Out...................................... 3 B.Goudie............................................DNB N.Work................................................DNB J.Charnstrom......................................DNB Extras 11 Total 6/163 Dublin Bowling Bowler O M W R R.Amari 8 0 1 32 S.Dalgliesh 9 1 0 36 J.Mason 7 0 0 22 W.Heslop 6 0 0 31 J.Chapman 5 0 3 11 W.Beddel 5 1 2 20

Results of senior cricket played on January 29

Long Plains vs Hamley Bridge

Golf Balaklava men

Despite the maximum temperature having been forecast to get a bit willing, no less than 18 die-hards fronted last Saturday for a Par competition, all but four of them teeing off at around 8am. The mighty Merv Hameister elected to consider the field to be of but one grade – and rightly so. And so it came to pass that there could be but one winner, who came in the highly-steamed personage of young John Curnow, doing it for the Cornish gene pool, with his score of +5. Aided by his mate Count Bach, he nudged Mike Hahesy (+5) into second place and left Wayne Nagle (+4) to romp home in third place. In the name of consistency, we’ll yield the remaining efforts in their appropriate gradings, to wit: from the A’s, I Michael (-3), T Michael (-3) and M Hameister (-7). From the B’s, B Thompson (+1), D Trickett (+1), R Veitch (-1), W Berry (-1), J Bowden (-2), D Robinson (-3) and D Rodgers (-4). From the C’s, C Hahesy (+4), A Henstridge (square), M Hayes (-1), G Toms (-1) and J Michael (-what looks a bit like a 2). Barking Barrie Thompson claimed the day’s sole Birdie at the eighth, where he also cleaned up Nearest The Pin. NTPs also came to John Curnow at the third and Dean Trickett at the 10th. We then retired to the 19th for a series of quite random, wide ranging disquisitions pertaining to various aspects of the day’s events, not least of which was “who nicked our deck?” This weekend, we’ll tackle a Stoke comp, most likely starting at the normal time of around midday. If he can get away soon enough, we’ll expect to see Dean Robinson marshalling the troops, Rob Lawson flipping cocktails at the 19th and Barrie Thompson badgering the assembled host to spend big on the Chicken Wheel.

Balaklava Mid week

A group of 16 golfers took to the field last Wednesday. Barry Olsen won the day with 42, followed by Gerry Toms on 40, Mike hahsey 39, Trevor Reid 39, Moya Hayes 34, Brian Stewart 34, Dean Trickett 33, John Curnow 33, Barrie Thompson 32, Dennis Goudie 32, Dean Newton 32, Bill Berry 30, Austin Henstridge 29, Chris Hahsey 27, Don Anderson 24, Rick Campbell DFN. Birdies by Barry Olsen on holes 12 & 14 and Dean Trickett on hole eight. Nearest to the pin by Brian Stewart on hole eight and Jackpot on hole 10.

Hamley bridge

It would’ve been easy to think Gary Woods was playing cricket in last Thursday’s Stableford competition, scoring 51 points to win the day from veteran campaigner Bob Ahola and the big hitting Colin Doudle, both with 41. Other Scores: Dave Russell, Roen Cameron 40, Barry Schwartz, Wally Jackson 39. Helen Johnson 38, Steve Howe, Kieth Kluske, Len Usher, Bob Hillier 37, George Dahlitz, Rex Mortimer, Errol Branson 36 Dennis Nation, Lance Hatcher, Dennis Hawke 35, and eight players who never made the cut of 35. Birdies: Steve Howe 12th, Roen Cameron 4th and Len Usher 17th. NTP: Steve Howe 12th, Bob Charman 9th. Crumpet shot: Len Usher. Only 10 players braved a par competition Saturday. With the last group hitting off at 7.15am, all players managed to finish before it became too hot. Rowland Pawlak had a “day on”, scoring a +7 to win the day

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from Gawler member Vince Zito +6, and Roger Hahn +5 . Other scores: Ron Smith +2 , Wally Jackson, Barry Schwartz square, Errol Branson –1, John Mitchell –2, Dennis Nation –3, Steve Howe – 4. Birdies: Rowland Pawlack fourth, Barry Schwartz third.

Shooting MALLALA GUN CLUB

Last Wednesday, under warm conditions, 36 shooters competed in the following events: 20 Target Continental: AA and overall – A Zupanic 70/70, J Byrnes 46/47. A – L Schubert 34/35, A May 33/35. B – B Zanker 69/70, L Ciaramelano 25/26. C – J Algar 18/20, J Wheatley 17/23. 50 Target Point Score: AA – J Byrnes 146/150, G Gilbert 145/150. A – L Schubert 146/150, R Fleming 144/150. B – L Ciaramelano 145/150, G Tapscott 141/150. C – D Flemming 131/150, J Wheatley 122/150. 25 Target Handicap Australia Day Medals: first - A Zupanic 25/25, second B Duncan, third B Cook 39/41. Team: Mallala 116/125, G Hopgood, G Gilbert, J Gilbert, B Zanker and T OConnor.

Mid North Tennis Association Premiership Table - 2010 / 2011 Season

Seniors A Grade M W L F Pts For Ag % Clare Masters 10 8 1 0 27 940 688 57.74 Balaklava 10 7 1 0 26 1006 667 60.13 Hilltown 10 5 3 0 22 902 734 55.13 Saddleworth 10 3 4 0 19 672 734 40.93 Blyth 10 3 5 0 18 771 884 46.59 Clare Young Guns 10 3 5 0 18 713 742 49.00 Riverton 10 3 6 0 17 744 1024 42.08 Watervale 10 1 6 2 11 562 837 40.17 B Grade M W L F Pts For Ag % Mintaro 10 7 1 0 26 1027 657 60.99 Sevenhill 10 6 1 1 23 821 579 58.64 Auburn 10 5 3 0 22 726 704 50.77 Blyth 10 5 3 0 22 571 632 47.46 Clare Aces 10 5 2 1 21 828 615 57.38 Hilltown 10 3 5 0 18 730 897 44.87 Clare Hot Shots 10 1 6 1 13 628 766 45.05 Saddleworth 10 0 8 0 12 502 983 33.80 Juniors M W L F Pts For Ag % Hilltown 7 7 0 0 21 465 205 69.40 Blyth Crocs 7 6 1 0 19 385 328 54.00 Clare Yellow 7 5 1 0 18 361 258 69.74 Clare Green 7 4 1 0 17 259 256 50.29 Clare Red 8 5 3 0 18 443 384 53.57 Blyth Alligators 8 2 4 0 14 313 318 49.60 Clare Blue 7 2 4 0 12 324 314 50.78 Saddleworth 7 2 5 0 11 246 400 38.08 Clare White 7 1 5 0 10 273 340 44.54 Auburn 7 1 5 0 10 217 372 36.84 Sevenhill 8 1 7 0 10 366 477 43.42

Match won by Long Plains Long Plains Batting H.Pym b L.Slok...................................... 61 R.Bushell ct J.Eastwood b J.Schahinger.16 T.Daniel ct D.Fry b L.Elbourne.............. 23 M.Trussell ct&b L.Elbourne..................... 1 Sam McArdle ct J.Schahinger b L.Elbour. 1 D.Hill Not Out........................................ 32 M.East b L.Slok....................................... 0 S.Shulz ct J.Eastwood b T.Smith............. 6 J.McArdle ct L.Elbourne b T.Smith.......... 7 M.Warnes ct D.Fry b T.Smith................... 0 B.Sharman b T.Smith............................... 1 Extras 30 Total 10/178 Hamley Bridge Bowling Bowler O M W R L.Slok 10 3 2 23 J.Schahinger 10 0 1 40 T.Smith 7 0 4 26 S.Butler 5 0 0 28 L.Elbourne 8 2 3 31

Hamley Bridge Batting T.Smith ct H.Pym b Sam McArdle........... 3 D.Fry ct M.East b M.Warnes................... 6 J.Schahinger lbw T.Daniel..................... 15 J.Eastwood ct J.McArdle b Sam McArdle.1 S.Butler ct B.Sharman b H.Pym............ 21 L.Henneker ct M.East b H.Pym............. 20 L.Elbourne ct B.Sharman b T.Daniel....... 8 C.Lowe b M.Warnes................................ 0 L.Slok ct R.Bushell b H.Pym..................11 C.Fry ct S.Schulz b H.Pym...................... 0 J.Gregory Not Out................................... 1 Extras 12 Total 10/98 Long Plains Bowling Bowler O M W R M.Warnes 7 2 2 14 Sam McArdle 6 2 2 13 T.Daniel 4 0 2 13 J.McArdle 5 1 0 17 M.East 3 0 0 11 H.Pym 4 0 4 18 R.Bushell 1 1 0 0

stanley Cricket Results of A grade cricket played on January 29

Lower North vs Brinkworth / Kybunga Match won by Lower North Lower North Batting T.McPharlin ct&b P.Meyer...................... 108 L.Michael ct P.Meyer b B.Pilkington...... 30 R.Darling Not Out.................................. 93 M.Higgs..............................................DNB R.McPharlin........................................DNB S.Rowland..........................................DNB J.Cowan.............................................DNB P.Chivell..............................................DNB L.Pearson...........................................DNB S.Gill...................................................DNB J.Rowland...........................................DNB Extras 22 Total 2/255 Brinkworth/Kybunga Bowling Bowler O M W R M.Wiech 8 0 0 49 B.Pilkington 8 1 1 47 A.Moller 3 0 0 15 N.Krieg 5 1 0 32 D.Wilson 8 0 0 39 P.Meyer 8 0 1 68

Brinkworth/Kybunga Batting P.Meyer ct T.McPharlin b M.Higgs......... 17 P.Holmes ct P.Chivell b R.Darling.......... 19 D.Wilson ct P.Chivell b J.Cowan.............11 L.Fuller lbw R.Darling.............................. 5 A.Moller b J.Cowan................................. 0 M.Wiech ct M.Higgs b J.Cowan.............. 0 D.Lawry ct M.Higgs b R.McPharlin........ 12 N.Krieg ct L.Michael b R.McPharlin....... 47 B.Pilkington ct R.McPharlin b S.Rowla.... 5 J.Verran Not Out...................................... 9 J.Wundke Run Out................................ 35 Extras 27 Total 9/185 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R M.Higgs 5 1 1 20 S.Rowland 5 0 1 58 R.Darling 6 0 2 24 J.Cowan 7 1 3 23 R.McPharlin 5 0 2 27 J.Rowland 1 0 0 12 L.Pearson 1 1 0 0 P.Chivell 1 0 0 1 L.Michael 1 0 0 10 S.Gill 1 0 0 7

Results of B grade cricket played on January 29

Lower North vs Clare Match won by Lower North Lower North Batting J.McPharlin ct R.Boylan b T.Forest......... 24 H.Battle b I.Pearce.................................. 1 T.Moulds ct T.Forrest b P.Gallard........... 55 K.Michealanney ct P.Garrard................. 30 S.Williams ct B.Rowe b P.Garrard........... 2 S.Dykes b C.Ward................................. 39 S.Rowland st Rowe b C.Ward............... 31 A.Williams Not Out................................ 16 L.Wright Not Out...................................... 1 C.Marshall..........................................DNB A.Platt.................................................DNB Extras 12 Total 7/211 Clare Bowling Bowler O M W R I.Pearce 7 0 1 37 R.Boylan 4 0 0 22 D.Smith 6 0 0 24 T.Forrest 4 0 1 30 C.Ward 8 2 2 34 D.Gerrad 3 0 0 13 P.Gerrard 6 0 2 29 D.Gill 2 0 1 19

Clare Batting C.Ward lbw S.Dykes.............................. 25 P.Garrad ct J.McPharlin b A.Platt............ 2 T.Forrest ct A.William b C.Marshall....... 10 P.Smith ct T.Moulds b S.Dykes...............11 I.Pearse ct S.Dykes b A.Williams............ 3 R.Boylan lbw A.Williams.......................... 0 C.Edmason b A.Williams.........................0 B.Rowe ct S.Williams b J. McPharlin...... 3 D.Gill ct C.Marshall b S.Dykes................ 2 D.Gerrad Not Out.................................. 12 L.Gill Not Out........................................... 1 Extras 7 Total 9/76 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R C.Marshall 6 0 1 12 A.Platt 8 0 1 17 L.Wright 5 1 0 12 S.Dykes 8 2 3 16 A.Williams 5 2 3 4 H.Battle 2 0 0 3 J.McPharlin 3 1 1 2 K.Michaelanny 2 0 0 8 T.Moulds 1 0 0 1

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• Feb 4: Lutheran4 paper drive, 2 8 7 5 3 1 6 9 Blyth. 3 6 1 4 9 8 5 7 2 2 3 6 Club 9 7 20 5 8 1 4 • Feb 5: Dublin Cricket 8 1 5 3game, 4 2 6 9 7 year premiership reunion 9 7 paper 4 8 1drive, 6 2 5 3 Dublin oval; Lutheran 6 4 2 5 3 9 7 8 1 Port Wakefield, Owen, Mallala and 5 8 7 1 2 4 9 3 6 Balaklava. 1 9 3 6 8 7 4 2 5 • Feb 26: Strawberry Fete, Owen Puzzle 10 (Easy, difficulty rating 0.32) Town Hall. 3 9 2 6 8 5 7 4 1 8 1 2Group 9 7 5 6 3 • Feb 27: Dublin 4History 5 7 6 and 4 3 Social 1 2 9 8 and Port Parham Sports 2 8 5 4 Fete, 9 3 1 6 Club 10th annual 7Strawberry 9 4 5 3 1 6 8 2 7 Port Parham Social Clubrooms. 1 6 3 8 7 2 9 5 4 • Apr 6: Balaklava8 Bowling 5 7 1 Club 2 4 6 3 9 fashion parade. 6 1 9 7 5 3 4 8 2 2

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Heritage Highlights

We have just celebrated Australia Day 2011, many of us attending community functions. At these and other events, we proudly display the Australian flag, but did you know there is a long list of “do’s and don’ts” about how and when to use (and not use) the flag? * The flag should not be allowed to fall or lie on the ground * It should not be used to cover a statue, monument or plaque for an unveiling ceremony; to cover a table or seat; or to mask boxes, barriers or a space between the floor and ground level of a dais * The flag should never be flown in a damaged, faded or dilapidated condition. If damaged and no longer suitable for use, it should be

IT’S not just kids who suffer from the back to school blues this time of year, it can be difficult for the family pet as well, who can go from top dog to feeling like he’s in detention as the happy holiday period grinds to a halt. Dr Mark Perissinotto, from online pet supply retailer VetShopAustralia.com.au, warns that the abrupt change in schedule when families resume their normal work and school routines can trigger the development of separation anxiety in pets. “During the holidays, family pets become accustomed to spending long periods of time with their owners,” Dr Perissinotto said. “When the family goes back to their

Balaklava Stitch Joint CROSSWORD

Back to school blues can dog us all! regular schedule, their dog is suddenly left alone again and can experience fear or anxiety, causing them to act out. Behaviour to watch out for includes destructiveness, barking, howling, trying to escape, urinating or defecating inside, loss of appetite and obsessive behaviours such as tail chasing or excessive coat licking. Dr Perissinotto said ignorance of their pet’s condition meant owners often made problems worse. “Unfor tunately, owners tend to do one of two extremes,” he said. “They either pun-

ish their pets for the destruction, or they encourage their pet’s excitable behaviour by giving overly exuberant greetings. Both only increase their pet’s anxiety.” Anxious pets can be settled with a variety of techniques such as freezing dry kibble in a block of ice to keep your pet calm, cooled and quizzical while home alone. Distracting your pet with food and toys before leaving for work or school,

Good News Ken Packer

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.

going for long walks together before an imminent departure or leaving your dog with a neighbour during the day. “Even the rustling of keys or picking up of your handbag can incite panic, so try to desensitise your pet to departures,” he said. “Don’t make departures and arrivals a big fuss and make sure some toys are on hand to keep your dog stimulated while home alone.”

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D In 1878, James Ritty, with the help of his brother John, invented the cash register, which they patented in 1879 as the “Ritty’s Incorruptible Cashier.” They added a bell that rang when the register was opened, introducing the Cha Ching sound all business owners love to hear. •From: www.didyouknow.org

n The Church notices published below are supplied by local churches and will continue to be repeated weekly as a service directory. Churches should advise us of any changes immediately. Please advise changes by emailing lisa@plainsproducer.com.au

MONTHLY CHURCH TIMES

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

Limited access & confined areas generally no problems!

BALAKLAVA STITCH JOINT

2-6 Howe Street, Balaklava (opposite Mill Court) - Phone: 8862 1074

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

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

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

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

anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge......... 10.30am

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

anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge..........11.00am Goyder......................6.30pm

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

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

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

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

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

Community church Pinery........................ 9.00am

Community church Pinery........................ 7.00pm

Community church Pinery........................ 9.00am

LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am

LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am

LUTHERAN Auburn...................... 9.00am Balaklava................... 11.00am

LUTHERAN Balaklava.................... 9.00am

LUTHERAN Auburn...................... 9.00am Balaklava................... 11.00am

UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm............. 9.30am Hamley Bridge........... 9.15am Windsor ..................... 9.00am Tarlee........................ 9.30am Balaklava......................9.30am Pt Wakefield..............10.30am

UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm............ 11.00am Hamley Bridge........... 9.15am Windsor ..................... 9.00am Tarlee.........................9.15am Balaklava......................9.30am Pt Wakefield..............10.30am Lochiel.......................10.00am

UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm............ 11.00am Hamley Bridge........... 9.15am Windsor ..................... 9.00am Tarlee.........................9.15am Balaklava......................9.30am Pt Wakefield..............10.30am

LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am

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BASKETBALL bounced back into action on Friday night. LEFT: Bronco James Speissegger looks to get the ball to teammate Jake Michael in the Under 16 Boys, before Owen’s Jayden Wedding, Riley Lane, Ryan Lloyd and Mitchell Woollatt get too close. ABOVE: Ashleigh Williams, Bulldogs Senior Girls, yells for support after she grabs possession in front of Emma Mahony, Celtics.

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The outlook for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday is for isolated showers and thunderstorms at times over the State, associated with an infeed of moisture from the north of the State. Temperatures will continue to be mild to warm near southern coasts grading to hot inland. CENTRAL DISTRICT FORECAST Wednesday: Fine and mostly sunny. Warm to hot with moderate fresh southwest to southeast winds. Thursday: Fine and mostly sunny. Warm to hot with moderate to fresh south to southeast winds. Friday: Fine and mostly sunny, apart from possible isolated showers and thunderstorms north of Wallaroo. Warm to hot with moderate to fresh south to southeast winds. GULF WATERS FORECAST Wednesday: Wind: SE to S 8 to 13 knots, becoming SE to SW 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and early evening. Sea: 0.5 to 1 m, rising to 1 to 1.5 m by late afternoon. Swell: S to SW 1 to 2 m on southern Spencer Gulf. Thursday: Wind: SE to SW 10 to 20 knots.

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3 Best Quality 3 Best Range 3 Best Price Phone: 8862 1866 Plains Producer, Wednesday February 2, 2011

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Clare UV ALERT 9:20am - 5:40pm Max UV Index 13 (extreme)

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*77 cents per minute. Higher from public and mobile phones.

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Contact Shayn 8862 1222

PERRY’S OILS....................................................... 205 Litre Multi Fleet Engine Oil CI4/SL 15w40............$670 inc GST All Tractor Trans Oil....................................... $695 inc GST Hydraulic Oil 68............................................ .$495 inc GST • Free delivery in our market area • We pick up your waste oil

Contact your local reps : Barry 0419 472 168 Greg 0428 817 724 Crystal Brook

8636 2274

www.perrys.com.au www.plainsproducer.com.au

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Abrasive Blasting

Balaklava Crash Repairs

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

For: 3 Crash repairs 3 Car detailing 3 Windscreen replacement

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

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

Working for all insurance companies & providing quality finishes & service

Phone 8862 1274

Phone 8862 2050

Accommodation

Child Care

Balaklava Bed & Breakfast

Balaklava Community Children’s Centre

Open 7.45am-5.45pm Mon-Fri Playgroup Wed mornings 9.30-11.30am 15 Scotland St, Balaklava Ph.8862 1251

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

For quality care & education

Balaklava

Bobcat Service • Bobcat and tipper truck • No job too small • Free quotes Contact Rodney Clark (m) 0428 310 406 (a/h) 8864 5016

Cleaning Professionals

Balaklava Town Hall

Available For Hire

Earthworks

jenkins dirtworks

J & T Domestic & Commercial

Cleaning Professionals

Balaklava Town Hall

• Fencing • Light earthworks • Retaining walls • Landscape construction and more… Grant Jenkins 0433 441 700 grantijenkins@hotmail.com

Specialising in: k Pre-Open Inspection cleans k Vacate cleans k Builders cleans k Spring cleans k Restaurant & function centre cleaning k Regular home cleans k Office cleaning k Oven cleans k Window cleans

3Weddings 3Parties 3Events 3Meetings

For a FREE quote please ring…

Phone: 1300 655 224

John & Theresa 0457 857 660 Concreting

Beauty

Beauty Room Balaklava For all your beauty essentials including… • Waxing • Manicures • Pedicures • Acrylic nails • Wedding & special occasion make-up

13 Boronia Circuit, Balaklava

Earthworx

PGK Concrete Grey or Coloured

Lic No BLD198659

The

Master Builder Ass.

•Garage Floors •Driveways •Verandahs •Paths

Waratah Earthworx

3 Bobcat 3 Tipper 3 Excavator 3 Excavations 3 Trenching 3 Civil work 3 Rubbish removal 3 Site levelling 3 Hole boring / cartage 3 Slashing

Contact Peter 0414 993 072 A/Hrs 8862 2192

Grant Fisher 0407 807 123 or 8862 1988 a/h

Butcher

Concreting

Engineering

34 George Street, Balaklava

Phone 8862 1041

For friendly service and quality guaranteed, call in and see Marc and staff.

Cabinet Maker Kym & Julie McPharlin, Proprietors

Mack’s Cabinets Quality kitchens - built-ins vanities - modulars. Free measure and quotes.

Saint Street, Balaklava Ph/Fax: 8862 1034 , Mob: 0427 979 607

Exhaust & Brakes

REDBANKS CONCRETE Many patterns and Colours to choose from!

• Driveways & Footpaths • Foundations • Shed Floors •‘TEXCRETE’- Pattern Pave Concrete

Cunninghams Balaklava Railway Terrace, Balaklava - Ph: 8862 2158 Email: cunbal@rbe.net.au 3Air Liquide 3liquid arc, 3welding equipment 3 welding gases

John Nemet - 0408 896 523

GENERAL ENGINEERS

Will add rustic charm to any property!

Concreting M & A Saliba

Engineering

Decorative Concrete • Slate impressions • Stencil pattern • Shed floors • Driveway, paths etc • Storm water

Multi Exhaust & Brake Virginia • Exhaust • Brakes • Suspension • Radiators • Servicing Cnr Old Pt Wakefield & Gawler Roads, Virginia (opp. Virginia Hotel)

Phone us on 8380 9477

Exhaust & Auto Repair

3 MECHANICAL REPAIRS 3 SUSPENSION REPAIRS 3 EXHAUST & ENGINE REBUILDS 3 REPAIRS ALL MAKES inc. TOYOTA Simon Exhaust & Auto Repairs

13 Railway Tce, Balaklava Phone 8862 1795 A/h 8862 1799 - Gary Mobile 0428 391 146

Event Decorators

Elegance

Goldney Welding 3Manufacturing, Alterations & Repairs 3Agricultural, Commercial & Domestic 3On site welding & repairs 3Steel Supplies

Weddings/Corporate/Private

• Chair covers/sashes • Glass tableware • Candelabras/Easel • All Floral Bouquets & Centrepieces • Huge range to choose from • Full Hire or we do it for you • Free quotes

Dee Vaananen 0421 900 762

E: eventsofelegance@bigpond.com W: www.eventselegance.com.au

Fencing

For all your rural & domestic fencing needs

ANDREW ROWE Fencing Contractor - NANTAWARRA -

Phone/Fax: 8864 2220 Mobile: 0429 642 221

SUPPORT

LOCAL

Phone 8862 1166 Mobile 0429 642 120 A/H 8862 1001

For a free quote call Martin 0417 454 395

Corner railway tce & Dunns Rd, Balaklava Mob 0419 807 406, Ph/Fax: 8862 2322

Business

Carpet Supplies

Computer Services

Employment

Fruit & Vegtables

Balaklava Stitch Joint ‘We Cover the Country’ 3 Carpets, vinyls, blinds & awnings. 3 Selection of woven rugs. 3 Free measure & quote. 2-6 Howe St, Balaklava - Ph 8862 1074

Car Cut & Polish I can cut & polish your car to near re-spray quality 3 Colour paint protection 3 Chips & scratches repaired

Excellent in paint repairs

For this mobile service to your home or work contact Don 0447 053 561 or A/H 8528 6188

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Mid North Computer Services Built to order from top quality brands

• • • •

Statewide Group Training & Mid State Employment

Laptops Desktops Printers Upgrades

✦ Specialists in Apprenticeships/Traineeships ✦ Labour Hire & Permanent employees ✦ We cover all industries & occupations

30 George Street, Balaklava - Ph: 8862 2409

Greg McLean 8844 4011 and 0428 813 974

Business Hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

SUPPORT

LOCAL

Business

Electrician Lic No. A000 1347

Sandgate Street, Balaklava, PO Box 252

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3 Installation 3 Safety switches 3 TV points 3 Telephone points 3 Garden lights 3 Repairs / rewiring 3 Smoke alarms

Events of

Kelly Taylor 0458 699 087 - App only

Marc’s Meats

Mark Loy - A Class Electrician

Earth Moving

•Childcare •Pre-School •Playgroup

Centrally located in the heart of The Adelaide Plains, a great place to stay and enjoy the local and regional attractions

Electrician

See Simon & Philip Taylor at

Balaklava Chemplus Pharmacy

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

Incl GST

9 Howe Street, Balaklava Ph: 8862 1977 Fax: 8862 1997 Email sales@plainsproducer.com.au

Crash Repairs

Chemist

Mid North Sand Blasting

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Lic No’s: PGE 2045 & ACRS: A001510

Reach 7000 readers every week $ by placing your business on these pages

for just

‘A’ Class Electrician

❋ Wiring ❋ Installation

❋ Repairs & Rewiring ❋ Safety Switches

(P) 8862 2127 (M) 0407 608 445

Balaklava Fresh Foods More convenient than ever. Phone, fax or email an order in. We deliver to Balaklava township 18 George St, Balaklava Ph/Fax 8862 1830 E: balaklavafreshfoods@bigpond.com

Gardening

Sparrow Nest Services For all your garden needs

• From rose pruning to tree felling • Qualified horticulturist - arborist

Phone: 0423 354 735

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Handyman Service

Plumber

Motor Vehicles

Holden Specialists Since 1930

Now serving Balaklava and surround towns

Call Rod: 0458 742 259

Balaklava Shearing Shed Upmarket salon with cheap country prices

PHone:

21 Edith Tce, Balaklava - Ph 8862 1629

Hairdresser

◆ Cuts ◆ Perms ◆ Colours ◆ Spray tans ◆ Ear piercing ◆ Waxing ◆ Eye brow & lash tinting

24 George St, Balaklava - Ph:8862 1441

Insurance David Lester Insurance Agencies

Keanan 0438 641 032

Serving the rural community After Hours: Kelly Evans - Live stock 0418 859 953 Shayn Faehrmann - Merchandise/Agronomy/Accounting 0419 829 243 Mel Haynes - Livestock/Real Estate/Insurance 0408 086 602 Chris Kannenberg - Merchandise 0417 087 319 Geoff Knappstein - Real Estate 0407 790 210 Michael Wildash - CGU Insurance 0457 552 646 Emma Menadue - WFI Insurance 0427 170 821 Ron Sutcliffe - Rural Finance Manager 0439 449 577

Painter

Supermarket Lic No. R27142

Office & residence - 25 Harris St, Balaklava Email - dalina@rbe.net.au

Landscaping

Painter

PAINTER

• Soils & sands • Firewood • Sleepers • Landscape barks • Rubble & metals • Decorative mulches • Concrete products • Garden rocks • Stones & pebbles

Wayne 0417 889 753

Tiver Road, Evanston South Phone: 8522 5122

15 Railway Tce Balaklava SA 5461 Home phone: 8862 1509

Landscaping

Pest Control

Make your dream garden a reality

BRIAN RIDDLE

• Water Wise Planting • Water Saving Irrigation • Design• Paving • Retaining Walls • Lattice • Screens

Lawns & Gardens

Roofing

Free quotes

All your iron, roofing, guttering & downpipe requirements

• Qualified tradesman • Fully insured & registered business BLD Lic: 219551

Phone: 0423 354 735

Rain Water TANKS

and Rural Merchandise

• Experienced in all pest control • Termite specialist Ph/Fax: 8862 1832 Mob: 0421 517 708

Brenton Hissey (m) 0403 018 911 (p) 8525 2572 A/hrs (e) brent_chez@hotmail.com

www.plainsproducer.com.au

Maintenance

Physiotherapy BLD Lic. 190584

ABN 58321498535 BLD Lic. 203080

3 General Home Maintenance 3 Industrial & domestic 3 Repairs of all types Prompt Reliable Service

Motor Vehicles

McCracken Ford Ford motor vehicle dealers

•General automotive repairs •RAA service. •New cars, used cars, light commercials, •Parts and service.

1 Edith Terrace, Balaklava Phone 8862 1477 Plains Producer, Wednesday February 2, 2011

• Taxation consultant. • Accounting & computer services.

Corner of George & Scotland St

Phone 8862 1728

LOCAL

Phone/Fax 8862 2284

Business

Rural Supplies

Timber Supplies

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Pergolas - Carports - timber decks

Pool Chemicals Bird Seed Redwing Boots & Clothing Poly Pipe & Fittings

R & M Timber Supplies

Phone: 8522 6504 Fax: 8523 2009

TRANSPORT

BAL A KL AVA Phone 8862 1866

FERTILIZERS CONCRETE

Salt Damp Solutions

Balaklava Mallala & Two Wells

Peter Harcourt & Co

84 - 86 Yorsdale St, Balaklava (off Dunn’s Rd)

J.C. & A.J. Shepherd

are available from our website

Taxation

SUPPORT

Rural Supplies Since 1984

Photos Appearing in

•Lawn mowing •Gardening •Landscaping •Window Cleaning • Fertilising •Weeding FREE Quotes •Root boosting lawns • Mulching FULLY Insured •Rain water tanks •Rubbish removal FULLY Guaranteed • Ride on mowing & slashing

Mobile: 0417 870 624 Phone / Fax 8844 5214

Sparrow Nest Services

Photographs

Lawns & Gardens

Maintenance

13 Wallace Street Ph. 8862 1571, Fax 8862 2096

Pest Control Technician Balaklava & Adelaide Plains

Wayne Petney 0413 037 074

Daryle Forbes

Your own local store!

Mid North Salt Damp Solutions The Number 1 treatment for curing rising salt damp

•FREE no obligation quote

• Let us customise a design for you • Installation service is available • Huge range of timber & hardware at discount prices Lot 9 Kelly Road, Willaston

SUPPORT

LOCAL

8862 2200 / 0419 842 228

MICK 0407 3999 019 or DARYLE 0417 870 624

Business

Plumber

Screen Printing

Tree Lopping

Formerly Balaklava Physiotherapy For Appointments

Peter Thompson Plumbing Contractor • All general plumbing • Water filters • Competitive Rates • Pensioner Discounts Ph: 8862 1285 Mob: 0418 896 808

Lic. No. PCL 5676

Garden Sup.

Tiver Rd

Cousins

Rocla

Don’t be left with ink on your hands, Leave that to us!!

WH Treverton

Open

•Specialising in solid plastering of all types •Licenced applicator of Dulux / Unitex textured coatings •Cracks professionally repaired 26 Years Phone 0407 399 019 Experience

30 George Street Ph/Fax 8862 1725 ❋ Newspapers ❋ Books ❋ Large Range of Magazines ❋ Stationery ❋ Office Supplies ❋ Gifts ❋ Cards & Wrappings Professional Laminating Service Home Delivery Service

Phone Terry on 0407 077 992 7 Yorsdale St, Balaklava PO Box 20

7Days

Mick Madigan

BLD Lic. 46967

Balaklava Agency Ph: 8862 1333 Fax: 8862 1007

• Free Quotes

Phone 8862 1549 any time

Ph: 0439 500 961 28 Victoria Road, Clare

Stock Agent

Printing

Painter

• ANZIIF (Snr Assoc), C.I.P • Agent for: CGU Insurance Ltd

Gawler ➞ Main North Road

• Gas fittings •Blocked drains • Effluent connections • Bathroom Renovations • Drain Installations & repair •Septic tank installations • HWS repairs, replacements & installations

8862 1030

T.A Redden

For all general insurances

Muno

NOW providing Excavation & Trenching

Balaklava Newsagency

Hair & beauty

• Septic Tank Cleaning • Grass & Lawn Cutting

Solid Plastering

CATFORD PLUMBING

Newsagency

Cutz ‘N ’ Curlz

Allan Garrard

Plumber

Balaklava Motors

• Kiddies haircut corner • Beauty & private waxing room

Cousins

Lic. Nos. R18279, SR18279, 4662. Member of the Master Plumbers Association

R.T.A. AU26029

Hairdresser

Garden Supplies

5 Peek Street, Balaklava Phone 8862 1818, Mobile 0409 848 995 • Master plumber •gas fitter •drain cleaning •roof & gutter repairs •all types of plumbing & supplies.

v Used Cars v Service & Repairs v Genuine GM Holden Parts v Air Conditioning Repairs v SuperCharge Batteries v Free Battery Testing v Brakes & Suspension v Standard & Performance Exhausts

No job too small !

Septic Tank Cleaning

Steve Robertson Plumbing & Gas

Lic No. PGE203573

Rod’s Handyman Ser vice For all your gardening needs… u Pruning u Weeding u Mowing u Gutter cleaning u Rubbish removal u General upkeep u Other odd jobs

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Embroidery & Screen Printing Specialist

Fox Tree Lopping & Tower Hire • Trees & Mistletoe Removed *Conditions •24 Hour Emergency Service Apply •Full public liability insurance • Branches Mulched •Free Quote We’ll beat any other written quote* Ph: 8842 2716 or 0417 460 174

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Coming Events

★Blyth

★ Cinema

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

• Charlie St Cloud (M) ★ ★ ★ Drama with Zac Effron - Fri Jan 4, 8pm • Legend of The Guardians: The Owls of Gahoole (PG) ★ ★ ★ ★ All tickets $5 –Animated-Family - Sat Feb 5, 6pm - Sat Feb 12, 6pm • The Girl Who Played With Fire (MA15+) ★ ★ ★ 2nd in best seller book series - Sat Feb 5, 8pm - Fri Feb 11, 8pm • Letters To Juliette (PG) ★ ★ ★ Drama –Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave - Tues Feb 8, 1.30pm • Eat, Pray, Love (M) ★ ★ ★ Julia Roberts - Sat Feb 12, 8pm - Fri Feb 18, 8pm

Tickets: •Concession/Student $8 •Child $5 •Adults $10 •Family tickets $25 (2 +2) extra child $2.50 3 Full Dolby digital surround sound 3 Candy bar 3 Air Conditioned BOOKINGS 8844 5175 - (between 2pm - 5pm)

Coming Events

Valentines Day Market this weekend

Saturday February 5 Pat Herbert (Soloist) will be performing 3 Bring your loved ones along & delight their senses with sweets treats, live music & free face painting 3 Open from 8am-1pm Cafe

12 Burra St, Pt Wakefield

For stall holders information contact Annie on: 0424 845 687

Balaklava & District War Memorial Swimming Pool

SWIMMING Lessons for ages 6 months and over

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons starting Week 2, Term 1, 2011. Please call Suzy McDonald on 8862 1231 or 0409 621 235 after 4:30pm, to register your interest.

MORELLA NURSERY Main North Rd, Watervale - Ph: 8843 0111

invites you to their

Summer Sale Integrated Waste Services (IWS)

Community Open Day

Saturday February 19, 2011 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, Port Wakefield Road, Dublin Integrated Waste Services (IWS) is opening its gates to the surrounding community for anyone that is interested in how waste is managed at the IWS Northern Balefill, Dublin. An open day at the site (Port Wakefield Road, Dublin – 6 km south of the Dublin township) will be held with support from the District Council of Mallala’s Community Consultative Committee on Saturday February 19, 2011 between 11.30 am and 3.30 pm. This is your opportunity to witness waste management techniques and to ask any questions about waste or the site itself. Further details are available at www.mallala.sa.gov.au or www.iwsgroup.com.au What to expect: • Meet and Greet with IWS staff • IWS management will conduct bus tours of small groups around the site including: • Background to the types of waste managed and the processing before it arrives on site • Detailed explanations of engineered designs and practices • Discussion of environmental management requirements • How different types of waste are accepted and managed on site • Challenges in the waste industry • IWS Recycling commitments • Free sausage sizzle and refreshments will be provided for all guests. Please advise of your attendance via phone or email by 5pm Friday February 11 on telephone 8243 2644 or email: iws@iwsgroup.com.au Simon Spencer Site Manager - IWS

25% OFF

• All plants (excluding seedlings & herbs) • All giftware, pots, birdbaths, water bowls etc (excluding original art work) For the month of February

NEW MINISTER FOR BALAKLAVA CHURCH OF CHRIST

INDUCTION SERVICE Sunday February 6

• 10am Worship • Sausage Sizzle Lunch to follow Carel Haasbroek together with wife Tanja & children Gian & Jahrika come to Balaklava from South Africa. You are invited to come along and help welcome the Haasbroek family to our community.

LONG PLAINS NETBALL CLUB

Want to improve your child’s Netball skills, while having fun at the same time?

Balaklava Tidy Towns

Balaklava Golf Club

Ladies General Meeting

ANNUAL MEETING

Tuesday February 8

Tuesday February 8, 2011 • 8pm in C.W.A Rooms • Anyone interested welcome

Coming Events

BALAKLAVA LUTHERAN YOUTH

PAPER DRIVE Friday Feb 4 2pm - Blyth

10am at the club

Saturday Feb 5

All ladies encouraged to attend

8.30am - Balaklava, Owen, Mallala & Pt Wakefield

Owen Hall

• Neat tied bundles but magazines & flyers separate if possible • No cardboard

Annual General Meeting

Strawberry

Monday February 28,

Saturday February 26, 2011

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT

Fete

• At the centre starting at 11 • All are welcome to attend

• Tea commencing at 6.30pm • Various stall opening at 7.30pm

Hummocks Netball Club General Meeting

LEGACY IS kEEpInG thEIr promISE to mY dAd CHARLOTTE

Monday February 14 7pm at the Eagles Sports & Community Centre, Port Wakefield

Intending players and coaches names to be submitted prior to this date. Names to: Holly Cowan, President 0409 000 197 - holnicho@hotmail.com Bonnie Nicholls, Secretary 0429 662 273 - boncarnic@hotmail.com

Pre-Season Fitness Begins Wednesday February 2

To DONATE, CALL 1800 534 229 OR VISIT LEGAC Y.COM.AU

6.30pm at the Port Wakefield Netball Courts New Players Welcome

Twilight Golf Returns this Friday Feb 3, 2011

WIN a bottle of Baker’s Springs Wines

The Long Plains Netball Club will be hosting a “Net Set GO!” program during the first school term starting on

Thursday February 17 - 4:30pm at the Long Plains Netball Courts. The San Remo NetSetGO! incorporates skill activities, minor games and modified matches in a FUN and SAFE environment. It provides a terrific opportunity to meet new friends for not only the children, but parents too. All players from Adelaide Plains district are welcome

Costs per child is $10. To express your interest, please contact the LPNC Secretary, Jessica Schulz 0417 823 538 or email longiesnetballclub@hotmail.com For more information about the program visit the Net Set Go website: www.netsetgo.netball.asn.au

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Coming Events

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

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

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Public Notice

Public Notice

VIRGINIA UNITED JUNIOR SOCCER CLUB Park Rd, Virginia (Virginia Primary School Oval)

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

Inviting all past & new players from all surrounding districts to our

REGISTRATION DAYS

Wednesday, 2/02/11 5.30pm to 6.30pm Wednesday, 9/02/11 5.30pm to 6.30pm Wednesday, 16/02/11 5.30pm to 6.30pm • $20 deposit required on day • 4 - 17 yrs old (male & female) • New players bring copy of birth certificate/ or CAFHS blue book and for ages 9 - 17 yrs a passport size photo is also required • Coaches required

Enquiries: George 0418 787 533

South Australian Poultry Processor requires expressions of interest for its shedding expansion programme of its Contract Broiler Farm Facilities in the preferred areas of Kapunda, Balaklava and Gawler to Clare region. For further information please contact: JEFF BLAKEMORE MOBILE 0438 391 042

Coaches For Season 2011

The Committee holds regular bi-monthly meetings and special meetings from time to time as and when required. Meetings may vary from 1-2 hours and Committee Members will be expected to read all relevant background material and reports prior to the meetings. Participation on the Committee will be on a voluntary basis. Interested persons should provide the following information with their expression of interest: • The category of membership they are seeking; • Details of any interests, experience and or qualifications relevant to the role; • Proof demonstrating that they meet the requirements of the role (e.g. copy of SACA membership etc.) A copy of the Terms of Reference for the Committee can be downloaded from Council’s website at www.mallala.sa.gov.au or can be posted to you on request. The Committee has been established under Section 41 of the Local Government Act 1999 and acts as a reference group in the review of Council’s animal management plan required under the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995. The Plan will deal primarily with dogs, although other animals will also be considered. Expressions of interest and accompanying information will be presented to a Council meeting in March 2011 and may form part of an agenda available to the public. Expressions of Interest should be submitted by COB on February 16, 2011 addressed to: Henri Mueller Manager, Environment & Development POB 18 Mallala, SA 5502 Or via email at henri.mueller@mallala.sa.gov.au Any questions can be directed to either Henri Mueller at the Two Wells Service Centre on 8520 3360 or Peter Buttery on 0408 811 065.

Reminder

Public comment on draft Business Plan

For rent

Balaklava - 3 bedroom home. Double carport and shed. Phone: 8864 5096.

The draft Business Plan, which is part of the Board’s Regional NRM Plan, provides a three year investment plan in the following regional assets:

requires

The District Council of Mallala is seeking expressions of interest from persons who would like to become a member of its Animal Management Plan Advisory Committee to fill the following vacancies: • One (1) veterinarian who operates within the council area • One (1) Greyhound breeder/trainer that is professionally recognised (ie SA Greyhound Association Membership). • One (1) dog breeder who is professionally recognised (ie SACA Membership). • Two (2) independent owners of other animals e.g. cats, dogs, horses, goats etc • One (1) farming property owner who deals with the farming of animals e.g. sheep, cows, pigs etc.”

C ongrat u lations thank you, well done to the Courts Committee (aka Tooty Allen) for all of your hard work in applying for and receiving the grant for court resurfacing. Your hard work, time spent applying for the grant not once but twice and all of your hard work has not gone unnoticed and we appreciate it very much. Balaklava Netball Club xx

The Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management (NRM) Board reminds community members that its draft 2011 – 2014 Business Plan is now available for comment.

Balaklava Netball Club

Animal Management Plan Advisory Committee – Expressions of Interest

Congratulations

Public Notice

For Sale

• Healthy soils;

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer XJS936, 2.4L, 5 Speed, 46,000 Km. Silver, spoiler, alloys, cruise, air, mats, bonnet protectors, electrics etc. Reg till 01/12, new tyres, just serviced, carefully looked after car. $13,500 ONO. Ph. 8849-2446.

• Viable water resources;

Expressions of interest to: 0409 096 434 or samtiller@bigpond.com

• Healthy coastal, estuarine and marine ecosystems;

Registration Night

• Community driven NRM.

• Healthy terrestrial ecosystems; • Minimal pest impact; and The draft Business Plan can be viewed at www.nynrm.sa.gov.au or phone 8636 2361 for a copy.

Friday February 11, 2011

6pm - 8pm at Balaklava Sports Club Late registrations may not be accepted

For Sale

The closing date for comments is 16 February 2011. For further information about the draft Business Plan, please contact the Northern and Yorke NRM Board on 8636 2361.

Queries to Sam Tiller - 0409 096434

www.nynrm.sa.gov.au

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Council Development Assessment Panel – Appointments NOTICE is hereby given, pursuant to Section 56A(5) of the Development Act 1993, that at the Council meeting January 19, 2011, Fiona Barr was appointed as an Independent Member to the Development Assessment Panel for the new 2 year term. At the same Council meeting, in accordance with Section 56A(22) of that Act, Council reappointed its Chief Executive Officer, Phil Barry, as Public Officer. Phil Barry Chief Executive Officer

Community Partnerships Grant Funding 2010-11 Round 2 The District Council of Mallala Community Partnerships Steering Committee is now calling for applications for project funding from community groups and organisations. The Programme supports initiatives that focus on the development and promotion of local communities and/or stimulate economic growth.

ATV - Brumby - 250cc Demonstration vehicle $2,500 ono (free helmet supplied) 0428 890 107.

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.

Individual Sports and Cultural Grant funding is available all year round for the purpose of providing financial assistance to individuals who are representing the district at a State and/or National level in their chosen field. Applications must be in the required format (forms are available from Council Office and website) and are to be received no later than

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5pm on Friday March 4, 2011 For further information and application criteria please visit www.mallala.sa.gov.au or contact Community Officer, Lynette Seccafien Telephone: (08) 8527 0200 Email: lynette@mallala.sa.gov.au Post: PO Box 18, Mallala SA 5502

2007 Holden Viva. 5 door Hatchback, 5 Speed Manual, Mica Blue, 130,000 kms, Good Condition, $9900 ono. Phone: 0419 864 205.

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Bitumen rubble 20 - 40mm. Delivered. Min 15 tonne. Price on application, C.O.D. Darryl. Phone 0408 834 257. Electric wheelchair as new pride jazzy 1143 power chair cost $4200 sell for only $1200 o.n.o. Ph 0407 183 862 or 08 8522 1174. Ferrets for sale, 9 weeks old, 6 available. 2 white 1M + 1F. 4 Sable 3M + 1F. Price $40 each. Contact 08 8527 7036. Hay Oaten, small squares, $4, Balaklava. Ph 0438 622 100. Hay, Oaten and Beardless Wheat. Small squares $5.00, Rolls $50.00. Clare area 0417 838 241.

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, rego no. Manz 45. $9,500 o.n.o. Phone James 0437 427 396 or 88621977 - Balaklava. Oaten hay rolls, new season, 5x4 , net rolled, $35 per roll. Balaklava Museum. Contact R.May 0439 821 741 or M.Zerk 0407 329 559.

Pine post CCA, 8’ long 5” and strainers vineyard steel post 8’ from $3. Dripper line 300m long. Phone Andrew 8528 6165 or 0428 633 147. Pullets - point of lay, Isa brown; Also Incubator 144 eggs, as new $1,000. Westview Poultry. Phone: 8864 5096 or 0400 297 658.

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Pram Babyco Cruiser by Swallow, navy/blue teddy bear print, reverse/adjustable handle, excellent condition, $100. Stroller Babyco Portico Plus by Swallow, Navy/Blue Bear print, reline, excellent condition $30. High Chair Activa by Jane, blue, reclining, fully washable cover, converts to table and chair, excellent condition $50. Three in one adjustable rocker by Swallow, navy bear print, excellent condition $20. Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier Blue Tartan, as new in Box, hardly used $40. Phone 0417 884 589.

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Septic Suckers

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

7 Days Service!

Phone Roger: 0428 419 133

For appointments phone

8853 2088

Murray Pest Control LOWER NORTH

CASH for cans and bottles, Owen Recycling - 18 Railway Terrace, Owen. Wednesday 10-5; Saturday 10-1 or by appointment. Ph 0428 890 107.

Termites & all pests managed Kapunda, Tarlee, Owen Mallala, Two Wells, Dublin & Right Across the Lower North Simon & Jess Davies

Wanted to Buy

Birth Aloisi (nee Jenkin). After 4 beautiful Granddaughters we now have a very handsome Grandson. Jake Joseph Aloisi was delivered with the help of his Dad (Sam), his Nana and Aunts Angela and Joanne. Thanks Sam for letting us share it with you both. My pride as a mother was enormous watching my three beautiful daughters. Thank you Rebecca and Sam he is just so perfect. Robert and Ginette Jenkin, Calomba.

Cottle (nee Moulton). Kingsley and Eliza are thrilled to announce the arrival of their precious gift of a daughter Isla Janice Diment. Born at Ashford hospital on January 25 at 1.22am, weighing in at 9lb 7oz. Our thanks to our family and friends for their ongoing love and support.

COTTLE - Bronny and Garry Cottle welcome with much love a darling little granddaughter ‘ Isla Janice Diment’. Born on January 25, 2011. First child for proud parents Kingsley and Eliza. Isla will also be treasured by our 6 gorgeous grandsons.

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MID NORTH

PHONE: 0407 718 162

Cook/ Waitress • Must be experienced • Some weekend and evening work • Approx 20 hours per week

Please call Sarah on 85202358 kindy.director@twowellskgn.sa.edu.au

✓ Flies, Fleas, Misc. Pests ✓ Rats & Mice ✓ White Ants ✓ Cockroaches ✓ Spiders ✓ Weed Spraying FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTES

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

HAVE YOU GOT A WILL? Making a Will is simple. Yet according to research released by The Salvation Army over 5 million Australians aged 25+ currently do not have a Will.

Without one, someone you don’t know may make key decisions about exactly what happens to your hard earned assets. That’s why you should protect your family. To get a free information pack on how to prepare or update your Will, ring the Salvos on 1800 337 082 or visit www.salvationarmy.org.au/wills

Including The Salvation Army in your Will helps us change lives

Required at Balaklava Phone Shirley Bowden on 0419 257 262 or fax resume to (08) 8562 8416

Thank you Thank you to the man that looked after our son and brother Kyle till the ambos arrived after his accident. Thank you to the lovely Ambos, Firies and Hospital staff, helicopter retrieval team and all who cared for him in RAH Emergency. Grant, Kathy and Lisa Allen.

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• No overnight shifts • All age groups, juniors and seniors • Previous applicants need not apply • Will require weekends

Phone: Jim 8867 1224

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.

Balaklava Hospital Job Ref: 493592

Administration Officer

www.health.sa.gov.au/careers 1300 882 992

Australia Milling Group is a quality supplier of all Australian pulse crops to the world markets. We currently have a position available in our Bowmans office for a full time experienced Administration Officer. If you have a fun, enthusiastic personality, a good sense of humour, great organisational skills, and strong data entry expertise along with a helpful customer approach, then we want to meet you. This position requires a bright and confident individual capable of ensuring the smooth running of the reception area and production schedule. Reporting to the Administration Manager your responsibilities will include: • Meeting and greeting incoming clients • Answering & directing phone calls promptly and professionally • Production planning and all required documentation • Assistance with Stock Control • General administration duties

All strong receptionists and administrators are urged to apply. You must possess full work rights in Australia to be considered for this position.

Proudly supported by cricket legend Justin Langer

Required Port Wakefield

Associate Clinical Services Coordinator

The successful applicant will prove: • Experience in reception and administration areas • Professional presentation • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally, both written & orally • Intermediate computing skills – typing and MS office • Ability to work as part of a team • Strong attention to detail and work prioritisation • Administration skills and ability to learn new skills quickly

Catford - Ruth and Ron married February 3, 1951 at Balaklava. We all congratulate you on your wonderful 60th Wedding Anniversary. With love and admiration from your family x.

Casual Staff

Cleaners

Specialising in the eradication of ...

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Seeking Unqualified and Qualified relief Workers . To work a variety of shifts and hours at our centre. Must be keen, enthusiastic, and available.

Required To Work In Mallala Area

PEST & WEED CONTROL

Health Comm. Lic. No. 12

WANTED Motorcycles. We will buy or sell your motorcycle on consignment. Gawler Motorcycle Centre, Lot 1 Main North Road Evanston Phone 8522 7700.

Situations Vacant

Casual Slasher Operator

Call Sharon 8867 1023

Wanted

VALIANTS wanted AP5 to CL sedans, wagon, utes, parts, anything considered. Ph Joe 0439 339 634.

Situations Vacant

Requires

Public Notice

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.

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If you pride yourself on your presentation and strong work ethic please send your application to our team at bowmans@aumg.com.au before Wednesday 16/02/11.

...provide balanced care to every client

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Real estate

Port Wakefield/Inkerman For Sale By Submission of Interest • 359 Ha / 888 acres approx. • Grazing and cropping land • Arable 315 Ha / 778 acres approx. • Approx. 8km’s south of Port Wakefield with main road frontage • Improvements consist of a basic brick home with various shedding and 3 water meters • Soil type – red and grey loam over clay • Average rainfall approx. 330mm Terms Submission forms available from sales agents at LJ Hooker Kadina 6A Graves Street Kadina SA 5554. Closing date Monday 28/02/2011 at 11am Inspection by appointment only. Contact Michael Window and Brenton Brind LJ Hooker Rural S.A. 8821 3666

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Young brown layer hens. Phone 8527 2343, Mallala.

Trades & Services Directory

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

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Public Notice Section 7

FOR LEASE APPROX 352 ACRES “Bumbunga” By Submissions of Interest

Allotments 751 and 756 Hundred of Cameron. 2 Separate paddocks, mains water, road frontage. 3 year term. Inspections by Appointment Submissions to be received by 12 noon February 25, 2011 Contact Mark Carter on 0418 825 673 for further details & submission pack details

Balaklava Price Reduction $259,000

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.

23 War Memorial Drive, Balaklava Charmingly Spacious

Other listings…

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.

• 6 Whitwarta Rd $387,250 • Avon Saints Rd $457,000 RLA 223600

Kelly Leach 0417 146 451 Balaklava

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BALAKLAVA $60,000-$65,000

MID NORTH REAL ESTATE

• 1000m2 allotment • Surround by recently built homes • Power and water available to the front • Choose a home and start building

Feature House

BALAKLAVA

$178,000

• Neat as a pin....ideal first home, investment or retirement home. • A lot of the hard work is done with extensive paving out the back in the alfresco dining area. • 3 bdrm home with BIR in the master. Renovated bathroom & open plan kitchen/dine & lounge. • Landscaped yard with single garage, carport and rainwater.

BALAKLAVA $199,000 NEW- BALAKLAVA

• Beautiful cottage with more than you expect • 3 dble bdrms, stylish timber kitchen • High ceilings, comb heating & s/s a/c • Park like rear gdn is superb • All for under $200,000

$349,000

6 Roberts Avenue • 4bdrm, 2 bath home with stunning Tassy Oak kitchen with s/steel app, solid granite bench tops, 2 living areas • Gabled outdoor living area, secure 16m carport with r/door, secure rear yard & a 30x30 shed with power & concrete • Ducted r/c a/c, comb htg, floating timber floor & roller shutters.

NEW - AUBURN

BALAKLAVA $308,000

• 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 & 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.

$265,000

Better than new........just move in • Built in 2009, open plan living, great kitchen, 2 dble bdrms (main with WIR) • 3-way bathroom, great laundry, s/s r/c aircon & fans. • Water wise gardens, front deck, carport with roller door, a 20x30 garage with workshop, rainwater tanks.....and a beautiful outdoor living area. • So, what are you waiting for.....just move in, put your feet up and relax.

NEW - BLYTH

$205,000

NEW - BLYTH

$259,000

• 3 bdrm beautifully renovated cottage • Timber features throughout inc showpiece timber kitchen • Large lounge & separate sunroom with 2 outdoor entertaining areas • Excellent landscaping & shedding

AUBURN $289,000

• 3 lge bdrms with BIR’s in the master, L-shaped Lounge with heating/cooling & sep fam rm. • Galley kitchen with breakfast bar, dishwasher, overhead cupboards & survery, dining area, bathroom & lots of storage areas. • Outside the rear verandah is the perfect spot to entertain your guests in the private back yard. • A 40’x20’ shed for the handyman, single garage, carport & other shedding is all included in this magnificent garden.

• Prime location on 2,000m2 block with dual road access • Conventional style brick home with sunken lounge & renovated kitchen • 3 bedrooms with courtyard access of 2. BIR in 2 bedrooms with master WIR & Ensuite • Two showers, spa bath, renovated laundry & heaps of light • Studio, large carport & shedding with landscaped surrounds

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

Phone: 8842 1154

list and sell with us your local agent Balaklava 17 Kelly Street

$160,000

Balaklava

2A Walsh Street

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

$230,000

• Split system air conditioning • Dishwasher

Balaklava $189,000 Unit 6 - 1 Charles Street

Balaklava

$189,000

Unit 2/ 7 Fisher Street

Move straight in

• 2 Bedrooms • Modern unit • Great location • Easy care

Balaklava

• Split system air conditioning • Remote roller door

$295,000

17 Roberts Avenue

Balaklava

$52,000

Allot 75 Boronia Circuit

Affordable residential building block in Wattle Ridge Estate 480m2 [30m x 16m]

• Very well priced block • All services are available • Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity.

BALAKLAVA

1 Walsh Street

$210,000

Location and great investment

This very affordable home is situated in a sought after street close to the main shopping area in Balaklava. It is a pre-fabricated 3 bedroom home with a good size lounge room with refrigerated air conditioning and a ceiling fan. The functional kitchen and eating area is separate from the main living area and the original bathroom has a shower and a bath. The home is set on approximately 1062 m2 block with fruit trees and an established lawn and garden area. Features of this home include insulation, a low maintenance home, aluminium windows and the very affordable price tag. This property would suit the first home buyer or investor. Properties in excellent positions of this nature are hard to find so make your enquiries today.

Balaklava’s Number 1 name in Real Estate Plains Producer, Wednesday February 2, 2010

Unit with heaps of extra’s and prime location • 2 bedroom home • Great little workshop with power

• Large lounge adjoining the eating area

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

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

Ideal investment property. • 3 bedroom double brick home • Large lounge, kitchen and eating area • Split system air conditioning, • Good size block

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

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Dublin relives ‘91 premiership n Dublin Cricket Club will celebrate its 20 year premiership reunion this Saturday (February 5), when it takes on Long Plains at home. Players, patrons and committee members from the 1990/91 cricket season have been invited to join the celebration. LEFT: Dublin captain Ben Starr and teammate John Crosbie gear up for this Saturday’s game against Long Plains. BELOW: The 1990/91 premiership side, back from left: Michael Trussell, Ronnie Cameron, Peter Starr, Andrew Parkyn, Brenton McInnes, Greg Parkyn, Ron Gill, Wayne Mander, front: Peter Zeidas, David Thompson, David Virgin, David Gill and Dean West.

n From a Tiger…to a Panther…to a Cat

Former Glenelg league footballer, Craig Robinson, will join the Blyth/Snowtown Cats in this season’s hunt for the premiership flag. Peter Argent reports, page 18

Dawson returns to Peckers

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GLENN Dawson will rejoin his home club, Balaklava, this season.

FORMER Port Adelaide Power listed rookie Glenn Dawson will pull on the green and gold again this season, rejoining his home club Balaklava for the first time since 2007. The 20-year-old key forward was first contacted by Peckers coach Stuart Lamond late last year, Dawson making his decision to head back to the Peckers last week. “I rang him back in November just before the Eagles started preseason down there,” Lamond said. “I just asked him what his plans were for next year.”

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By Les Pearson Dawson said he would do the preseason with Eagles before making a decision and by late January began weighing up his options. Lamond said under the Approved Player Points System (APPS) introduced to the league this year, Dawson was zero points, a further boost to a somewhat bonus recruit. “With this new points system coming in, we were looking for guys that have played at the footy club,” he said. n Continued page 18

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Plains Producer, Wednesday February 2, 2011

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