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Mallala coach hints at retirement WHILE the passion is still there, Mallala’s premiership-winning coach, Keith Earl, has hinted this could be his last season at the head of the senior squad. (see report, page 14) However, his thoughts, and indeed the club’s as well, will be far from the happenings of September with a huge round one encounter with last year’s grand finalists, Virginia, to kick off

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the Adelaide Plains Football League season on Saturday. Netball also starts this weekend. The Rams have picked up a few handy ins from the amateur league and again look threatening. With the Aaron Hand debacle well and truly in the past, Greg Phillips will have his charges ready come Saturday. Balaklava has lauded the return of

prodigal son Glenn Dawson from the Power but the young team may find it tough going against bigger, more experienced opponents. The Peckers’ round one rival is perennial foe, Hummocks Watchman Eagles, with first year player/coach, Nathan Young, leading the Eagles at Port Wakefield. United coach, Travis Opitz, gives some clues as to whether Peter Bur-

goyne will be back in 2011. Hamley Bridge also has taken a unique approach to recruiting, looking to establish a ‘winning culture’. Two Wells will head into 2011 after losing co-captain Scott Humphrys but the depth should be there to make a fist of it. All clubs are reporting positive signs. Here’s to a positive year! • Reports start, Page 13

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Daryl’s Emu win

n HE’S done it again! Well-known local shearer, Blyth’s Daryl Andriske, has won the fifth annual Emu Award “for sticking his neck out and having a go.” Daryl won the overall award from 15 contestants in an awards presentation breakfast at Two Wells Bowling club last Friday. Daryl received his award for his marathon shearing effort in October last year, “Shear for Life” which raised about $46,000 for cancer research. The Emu award follows Blyth’s “Community Event of the Year” award from Wakefield Regional Council. It also won the “Event” category in the Emus and Daryl also was the Individual category award winner. Other category winners were: Noel Bubner in the Business category, with dual winners in the Community group, Balaklava Museum and Clementina Corner, Port Wakefield. REPORT and pictures, Pages 3 and 8

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Councillor Mark Wasley was elected deputy-mayor of Mallala Council after Cr Anne Picard announced an unexpected resignation from the position last week. Cr Picard was not available to comment to the Plains Producer when contacted on Tuesday. Cr Wasley won the position over Cr Yvonne Howard in a final vote after the initial vote was a draw, at Monday night’s council meeting. He said he was looking forward to serving as deputy mayor. “I am very happy the councillors have faith in me,” he said. “I am looking forward to working with the mayor and supporting him and being a worthy representative.” Cr Wasley, who is a first-time councillor elected last year, said it was an exciting time to be representing council with so much predicted growth in the district. “It’s exciting times and it’s good to be involved with decision making for the district,” he said. “I hope councillors, council staff and ratepayers can work together in the coming years.”

A MILD summer with plenty of rain has been a catalyst in providing optimum pest production conditions. Balaklava pest control expert, Brian Riddle, said mice, rats, millipedes and earwigs are all extremely prevalent in the region. “Termites are around but they will quieten down as things get colder and winter sets in,” Mr Riddle said. “All pests are susceptible to the seasons and what we’ve got at the moment are good seasons with mild weather. “It’s been ideal conditions for all of them. “Unless we get a cold, wet winter with frosts, they are all going to be a problem.” He said summer rain had ensured the pests have had a steady supply of food and the more food around, the more pests. Many locals are presently dealing with rodents and millipedes infiltrating their homes. Mr Riddle said millipedes tended to come in under doors, sweeping them up or treating them with chemicals possible solutions. As for rodents, prevention is the first step. “Any populated area has rats (or mice),” Mr Riddle said. “They take advantage of us. We supply them with food, water and shelter. “Rats and mice, while they don’t tend to live together, they go hand in hand.” He said removing available food and shelter sources by preventing access into the house is pivotal in removing rodents. “If you can push a lead pencil or a biro through a gap, a mouse can get through,” Mr Riddle said.

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n bait tip: There are a number of baits on the market to suit various situations. Pest control expert, Brian Riddle, is pictured with a generic brand one-feed fast-acting rodent bait. This particular bait has a bittering agent, making it less palatable for other animals to eat it, although Mr Riddle advised people not to rely on that fact. These sorts of wax-based baits tend to last much longer than other baits. Mr Riddle said generic brands also tend to be better value for money and are widely available at this time of year.

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Les Pearson reports: Home methods to physically exterminate them include trapping and glue boards. These solutions tend to be most effective when the pests are in low numbers. However, once numbers become more of an issue, especially if you have them in your roof, assessment by an exterminator to provide baiting options is usually the way to go. Once in the ceiling, rodents tend to chew through wiring, creating an even bigger problem. Mr Riddle said Talon is a popular bait to use, however, it is rather toxic to dogs. If you have dogs, Mr Riddle said there are less toxic options on the market. Primary producers tend to use a phostoxin in fields, while piggeries are known to use anticoagulant bait. Mr Riddle warned farmers to be vigilant when using poisons, especially in the vicinity of other domestic animals and livestock. With the cooler months setting in, Mr Riddle was uncertain of just how bad the pest problem will get, with much of it reliant on the weather. “It depends on whether we get a mild winter with constant rain, that is not excessive to wash them out, then we are going to have a big problem,” he said. “I can’t be 100 per cent sure, but I reckon this year will be worse than last year. “If we get a cold enough winter with frosts, the problem is likely to take care of itself.”

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n WINNING line-up (from left) Graeme Wandel, representing event winner, Blyth “Shear for Life”, Daryl Andriske, “Shear for Life” Individual and overall winner, Kevin Julyan, Balaklava Museum, joint community group winner with Clementina Corner, Port Wakefield, represented by Jan Higgs, Lyn Wilson, Sue Mudge, Maureen Underwood and Raelene Hughes, with Business winner, Noel Bubner, at rear.

Everyone is a winner! BLYTH’s jumbuck giant, shearer Daryl Andriske, is this year’s Emu Award winner. Daryl was named overall winner from 15 nominations for the award, which recognises local people “who stick their neck out and have a go.” He also won the Individual category. There was a tie in the Community Group category, with judges awarding both Balaklava Museum and Port Wakefield’s Clementina Corner. Noel Bubner, of Agri-Cycling Australia, won the Business category. Daryl is the fifth winner of the Emu award, which is supported by Wakefield Regional Council and District Council of Mallala, with the Plains Producer and Churches of Christ Life Care, which donated the $600 winner’s prize to Daryl. Daryl’s amazing achievement, raising $46,000 for Cancer research during ‘Shear for Life” when he sheared 469 sheep, also won the Event category for the awards, held last Friday at a breakfast function attended by about 80 people at Two Wells Bowling Club. In accepting the Event award, Blyth “Shear for Life” representative, Graeme Wandel,

said the event truly was case of someone having a dream and “sticking their neck out and having a go.” “Many people in Blyth stuck their neck out and had a go,” said Graeme. Daryl Andriske, in collecting his award, said he had a passion and a dream – but also was supported by the organising committee and his wife Tracey and their family. “We were supported along the way by the Blyth community and again, I thank everyone involved,” Daryl said. Presenting the cash prize of $600 to Daryl, Malcolm May, a board member of Life Care, said it was encouraging to see the enthusiasm of our communities. “The nominations show our spirit, vision, determination and ability to work together,” he said. Other category winners and nominations were: Business winner – Noel Bubner, Owen, Agri-Cycling Australia. Nominations – Cutz ’n’ Curlz hair and beauty, Nicole Gregory, Balaklava; Budget Botanics, Balaklava, Kevyna Gardner and

Kath Catford; Balaklava Post Office, Ray and Judy Koch. Noel, shocked at his win, thanked his parents and Balco managing director, Malcolm May, for supporting his efforts to recycle poly-propylene string used to tie hay bales together. Event winner – Blyth’s “Shear for Life.” Nominations included Portraits children’s art competition at Hummocks Station; Two Wells community Christmas street party and parade and First Balaklava Scout group’s centenary celebrations. Community Group – Dual winners: Balaklava Museum and Clementina Corner, Port Wakefield. Nominations included Mallala and District Lions Club and Avon Complex. Speaking on behalf of Clementina Corner, Jan Higgs, said “these things don’t happen without people’s support. A lot has come from it; friendship and its has helped put Port Wakefield on the map.” Representing Balaklava Museum, Kevin Julyan said the massive effort of relocating CFS and RSL buildings to the museum’s

Still a ‘slow boat’ to Wakefield Waters PORT Wakefield’s proposed marina development, Wakefield Waters, remains on the backburner as planning guidelines are still yet to be released by the State government’s planning department. Wakefield Waters developer, Andrew Chapman (pictured right), made a formal presentation to Wakefield Regional Council at last Wednesday meeting and while still upbeat, the slow progress of the project had been frustrating. He said progress had been limited due to a hold up with the major project status application. “That application and project status is currently awaiting the design guidelines to be handed out by Planning SA,” Mr Chapman said.

“ We s t i l l await that before we can move forward.” Mr Chapman said in the mean time, developers had completed about 70 to 80 per cent of an environmental impact statement based on assumptions of what will be asked by design guidelines from past experiences with the planning department. He said other than that, there was little else to report. “Probably since I was last up here talking with council, not much has changed,” Mr Chapman said.

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“I think the government has been focussed on other issues with Planning SA, like the 30 year plan and projects up around Gawler and unfortunately, our project probably hasn’t received a lot of attention in that time. Where we sit at the moment probably is where we sat 12 months ago.” He told council those involved in the project were becoming wearisome of the slow progress but patience was the key. “It’s frustrating from our perspective and it may be frustrating from yours but we just have to wait,” Mr Chapman said. “If there’s anything we could do to hurry it along, we certainly would do it.”

Urlwin Park proved how community groups could work together. Individual winner – Daryl Andriske, “Shear for Life.” Nominations in this category also included Leith Reinke, CFS Hoyleton volunteer since 1968 and captain 25 years and Wendy Schulz, Wendy’s Cafe and Cakes, Balaklava. Judges were Wakefield Regional Council community development officer, David Woodroofe, District Council of Mallala community development officer, Lynette Seccafien and Plains Producer editor, Terry Williams. David Woodroofe, who also was MC for the awards, suggested everyone nominated was a winner. “Many could also be considered for future community awards,” he said. Guest speaker, Pastor Carel Haasbroek, of Balaklava Church of Christ, who “stuck his neck out” with his family to move to Australia from the Kalahari region of South Africa, said the Emu awards reflected Australia’s belief in “mateship”. DETAILS ON ALL THE NOMINATIONS – PAGE 8

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COUNCIL rates will not be capped after Central Ward councillor Owen Chapman’s motion to limit rate rises to three per cent per annum was voted down at last Wednesday’s Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) meeting. Only Cr Chapman and Western Ward councillors John Kipling and Darryl Pain supported the motion after a division was called following the vote. Those voting in the affirmative for the motion were applauded by the gallery. “The motion does not necessarily have to in-

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crease the size of council’s deficit as it is possible to reduce council’s expenditure and become more financially efficient,” Cr Chapman said, when he introduced the motion. “Increased rates does not appear to be working as we are currently $600,000 over budget.” Cr Chapman said capping the rate rise to three per cent would bring it into line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Cr Pain seconded the motion. “We’ve been putting rates up by an average of eight per cent every year for the past three years and we’re still going into debt, so I don’t think raising rates is the answer,” he said. “We may have to tighten our budgets and cap what we’re going to do and say ‘that’s it, some things will say but some will have to go’.” Corporate services manager Steve Jonas said the ongoing deficit is largely due to a large depreciation figure. He also suggested the

motion was “premature”, with a meeting to discuss the long-term financial plan coming up. Slightly bemused, Cr Chapman asked what was the anticipated figure, percentage-wise, of the increase in rates for the next financial year. Mr Jonas said in recent years it has been two per cent above CPI plus development growth. Cr Chapman then reported a ratepayer, one of many to call him, claimed he had a rate rise of 17 per cent last financial year. Mayor James Maitland suggested this was an isolated case and to average out the rate rise, other ratepayers would have had a reduction in rates. “In my time on local government, I’ve never yet heard any body complain about their rates going down, so if someone’s gone up 17 per cent, someone somewhere else has gone down,” Mayor Maitland said. This sparked ironic laughter from the gallery. “From personal experience I’ve had my rates, on a year to year basis, go up and down, stay the same and move all over the place, all based on

the rate in the dollar and the valuer general’s valuation,” Mayor Maitland clarified. Cr David Lamond said spikes in rate revenue are not uncommon after the capital value in various areas have gone through the roof based in one sale of land. Mr Jonas supported this fact. “Probably about three or four years ago, primary production had a major spike and I would suspect after a good year this year, another good year next year, it may happen again,” he said. “We find that really annoying, as it would be better if it went up gradually rather than in spikes and then stayed the same .” Cr Chapman was still less than satisfied. “I’ve monitored rates for a number of years since the amalgamation of council and found rates have increased every year quite dramatically,” he said. Cr Kipling also had a suggestion as to why there was an ongoing deficit and constant rate increases. “Could it be that maybe you could run the council a little more efficiently than you do?” he asked.

“Maybe that’s what you need to look at instead of putting the rates up every year.” Cr Rodney Reid was sceptical of capping the rate rises. “I think cost saving and efficiency is vital part of any budget planning but I do not believe putting a cap on rates prior to going through the process of looking at the budget, is the correct way to go,” he said. “I think it needs to be factored in, in the whole process. If we put a cap on now, we’re really holding council to ransom without making any plans or budgeting for the coming year.” Cr Chapman concluded discussions, pointing out the depreciation argument has been an easy scapegoat for what he believed were excessive rate rises. “I’m just concerned the depreciation is the argument that has been thrown up for a number of years now and I don’t see council doing anything positive to reduce the value of its assets, so that problem will remain,” he said. “Good budgeting, in my opinion, also requires cutting expenses.”

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THE Plains Producer is appealing to locals who may have information relating to a myserious cross attached to a tree at Rocks Reserve. The cross caught the attention of Underdale resident, John Hefford, who makes regular trips to the popular camping location. Mr Hefford said he was wandering by the creek on a overcast day when a ray of sunlight shone directly on the cross, catching his attention. The cross is fixed to a tree about three metres off the ground and is quite rusted, blending in with the bark pattern of the tree. It has “WCH 2001” engraved across the horizontal section. If you can solve the mystery of the ‘Rocks Reserve cross’, call the Plains Producer office on 8862 1977 or email editor@plainsproducer.com.au.

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Market a sales success Brinkworth A ‘midweek market’ held recently at Brinkworth Preschool, selling clothes, books, toys, plants, garden produce, jam, bread, cakes and biscuits, raised about $800. According to mum Alex Cleland, there was no shortage of ideas on how to spend the money. “Director Prue Maitland, is full of enthusiasm,” she said. “She has some wonderful ideas for improvements to the outdoor play area including creating a dry creek bed and maximising the potential of veranda space.” “The market was partly held to celebrate a new shade area and to thank the community (particularly Brinkworth Management Committee which gave a grant of $1000) for their support in our fundraising for this over the past two years,” Ms Cleland said. According to Ms Cleland, customers were mainly from the preschool families but organisers were thrilled to see a number of members from the wider community. They particularly enjoyed the support of the primary school children and staff who came over during their lunch break for a sausage sizzle, lucky dip and a hunt for bargains.

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Wetland again ‘wonderland’ Owen Nine adults and three children turned out to spruce up Owen wetland on Saturday, March 5. With recent rains again filling the wetlands to overflowing, it is well worth a walk around if you haven’t been there for a while. Thanks to a couple of experienced whipper snipper operators, they soon found the edge of the lake and turned what was looking a little overgrown into a quite picturesque spot again. The pruners tidied walkways and wood collectors removed some of the fallen timber. A creative towman, using wire, pulled various large fallen branches clear of the water and away on to the heaps. The tables and seats make for an ideal picnic lunch spot to take the children or friends for a thermos coffee or morning tea. Residents are very fortunate to

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have this great little piece of wilderness on their doorsteps and the early planning and plantings by those who dreamed of a wetland have truly come to fruition. • A mock wedding and dinner reception will take place at Owen Hall on Saturday, July 9 with some very surprising locals acting out their parts. Put this date in your diary now and watch for when tickets will be available at the post office, as there will only be 100 tickets for sale. This will be a great night of food and laughter. Clare Helping Hand’s Carinya Auxiliary will be holding its annual Street Stall on Thursday, April 14 from 9am in Ennis Park, Clare (adjacent to the Clare town hall). Donations of cakes, biscuits, produce, preserves and plants will be greatly appreciated and can be left at the Lions van from 9am.

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Send your story to us at The Plains Producer PO Box 63 Balaklava 5461 Email to Bronte@ plainsproducer.com.au. day. Mrs Maitland said a big thank you to all who were involved and who supported it. “It was a great effort for a small fundraiser.”

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Residents across the whole District Council of Mallala will have three weeks to have their say on their preferred location of the Two Wells commercial development. Council resolved on Monday night a survey would be sent out with the next edition of council’s newsletter ‘District Communicator.’ While the survey will not be statistically valid, council hopes the results will be indicative of preferred views of residents in the district. One survey will go to every household in the district and will be colour-coded so photocopied surveys would be apparent and ineligible. Councillors debated whether the survey would be beneficial because it will not represent statistically accurate views. “This will only be a guide because it’s not statistically accurate,” DCM mayor, Marcus Strudwicke, said. “We can use the information to guide us, but it’s not simply a matter of saying the majority is the answer. It’s not statistically accurate.” But councillor Tom Summerton said he planned to vote whichever way the results indicated. “At the moment, we’ve got a split community,” he said. “This (survey) will bring out the answer for me.” District Planner, Henri Mueller, said a scientifically accurate survey or electoral poll would cost about $10,000 to achieve. “Scientifically it (this survey) won’t qualify as a statistically valid survey, but it should give you a pretty good indication of what the views are on this sensitive issue,” Mr Mueller said. “This is an indication and an indication only.” Residents will have three weeks to return their survey once it is sent out with the newsletter in the coming weeks.

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Police arrested a 36-year-old man from Owen and charged him with deception on Saturday after allegedly paying for a $46,000 vehicle with counterfeit $100 notes. Detectives from Elizabeth CIB allege the man paid for the HSV Commodore in December last year with 460 fake notes. An Elizabeth CIB spokesperson said the victim noticed the money was fake when he looked at the money in a well-lit area. The man has not been charged as being the source of the fake notes, with investigations continuing The spokesperson said it was an extremely brazen attempt to use such a volume of fake money. “Incidents with that number of counterfeit notes are extremely unusual,” he said. He explained counterfeit money usually is used in smaller amounts at premises where staff are relatively busy and lighting is limited. The man has been bailed to appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on May 11 and police have since retrieved the vehicle.

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A 16-year-old Two Wells youth was issued with an infringement notice totalling nearly $1300 for riding his motorised cycle on Old Port Wakefield road at Two Wells. The youth had previously been spoken to about riding the cycle but did not heed the advice of the police and ran the gauntlet. Unfortunately for the youth, an expensive lesson was learnt. • A 56-year-old Two Wells man was reported for driving under the influence, driving with a prescribed concentration of alcohol and driving while suspended. Police were alerted to a vehicle travelling on Old Port Wakefield road, between Virginia and Two Wells, in an erratic manner. Aconcerned motorist followed the vehicle to an Old Port Wakefield road address and police located the vehicle and the driver. He recorded an alleged reading 0.178, immediately lost his licence for 12 months and had his vehicle impounded for 28 days. It was also ascertained he was already suspended from driving after a drink driving offence in July 2010 for a period of 12

months so this suspension won’t take effect until July 2011 for a further 12 months. He will be summoned to appear in the Tanunda Magistrate’s Court. •A 31-year-old Trinity Gardens woman was arrested for failing to leave the premises of her ex-boyfriend, who called police after repeated requests had failed to entice the female to leave. • Two Wells Police are investigating the theft of batteries from Lange Autos, Old Port Wakefield road, Two Wells. Police were alerted to the incident by the owners, who further advised CCTV of the offender had been gained. The footage will be used as evidence against the offender once caught. The batteries were worth several hundred dollars. • A Korunye woman was reported for being a land owner who had straying stock on Tuesday, March 22. She will receive a summons to attend court at a later date.

AUBURN

Clare police reported a 38-year-old Auburn man for allegedly having possession of an unregistered and uninsured firearm and not holding a current firearms licence. He will appear in the Clare Magistrates Court at a later date.

PORT WAKEFIELD

A Port Wakefield woman was arrested for allegedly passing three valueless cheques to businesses in Port Wakefield. She was bailed and will appear in court at a later date.

n Letters to the Editor n

Caravan park ‘made regular donations’

I refer to the article “Upgrade, donation bites at caravan park profit” Plains Producer, page 7 March 2. The CEO of Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) stated: “Ideally it’s an ongoing arrangement ($3000 to CMC) but back when the community operated the park, it tended to go to community grants quite often – but the problem was if it was done on a regular basis, it (the park) ran at a huge loss”. I cannot comment on the current financial position of the Port Wakefield caravan park but I can comment on the period 1984-2000. During that period the committee donated more than $200,000 to clubs and organisations in Port Wakefield and Balaklava. At the same time the park was upgraded with a new ablution block, expanded by 15 sites, roadways built, six new cabins purchased and a $20,000 recreation room erected, to name but a few projects. The committee also willingly undertook projects that would have normally been undertaken by council thereby saving rate payers money. The committee, with prudent financial management, was able to give donations on a regular basis, upgrade the park and make a profit. There is no doubt the caravan park during the 1984-2000 period was one of, if

The Plains Producer contacted council CEO, Phil Barry, to allow immediate clarification of the comments above. Mr Barry provided the following details. There will be no further debate through letters on this matter. Mr Barry said: “Any comment was not criticising past management committee or volunteers to the facility and is identified in isolation by the paper’s reporter during overall meeting discussion on the agenda report. “I unreservedly agree the park facility operated effectively by the community and if it wasn’t for certain standards and legislation including income tax, Residential Parks Act 2007, tighter building fire safety provisions, increased board member governance

Imagine our surprise reading the Plains Producer of Wednesday, March 23, to find on page 4 the article “Frost road issues”. Three residents from Hancock Drive, Lewiston attended the District Council of Mallala meeting to speak at the Open Forum on exactly the same subject as we spoke on last October, namely, LACK OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION. This subject seems to be null and void with three councillors in the Lewiston ward as these councillors appear to do what they want with no reference to residents. This is exactly the same situation as applied to the siting of the Lewiston playground. We pressed the lack of consultation hard then but this apparently fell on deaf ears as the same thing has happened with the Frost road issue. When are these councillors going to real-

ise that the Oath of Office states they are to be messengers of residents wishes to council meetings and (should) not decide amongst themselves what is to happen in Lewiston. Referring to the council minutes of Monday, February 28, the councillors concerned with the minute 12.6.2 Frost Road opening/ closing are councillors Picard, Kennington and Summerton. Lack of consultation has angered the residents and we can only hope with them that councillor Jones’s rescind motion is successful. (see page 9 today) We agree with the mayor’s statement that councillors changing seats was a sign of goodwill amongst councillors but, unfortunately, it was only goodwill from nine councillors as two refused, namely councillors Picard and Kennington who had to sit together and remain in their usual seats.

not, the most successful community based organisations in the council area and never ran at a loss. Unfortunately, the article upset many people who gave hundreds of hours of their time at working bees helping upgrade the park, and as a result make it a profitable business for the benefit of the wider community. Barrie G Thompson, Committee Member, Secretary, Secretary/Treasurer 1984-2000

Editor’s Clarification:

responsibilities, accrual accounting system, and standards of industry accreditation and volunteers, it may have still be able to continue that way. “As members of the management committee in 2000 were concerned, if council could not take on the park operations then the park possibly faced closure because of income tax imposition identified at that time. “Whilst noting media articles, including headings, often can be misinterpreted, the article correctly states the PW Caravan Park did make a relative minor loss (under accrual accounting method) in the overall operations. “When having to consider a significant expense line like asset depreciation ($21,480 in 2009/10), this would not apply under a cash accounting system but a cost would arise in future years to renew the asset. Annual depreciation of the park’s assets is also increasing due to the various capital improvements and upgrades taken place in recent years. “Importantly, and to the credit of the park’s fulltime contract management, the overall annual expenses were comparatively reduced in 2009/10 but offset against a reduction in the income which was explained as typical of caravan park income trends across regional SA that financial year.”

Councillors ‘messengers of residents’

Does this show they are very against change or is there a hidden reason? Councillor McColl is to be congratulated for her fresh idea and innovation regarding the changing of seats. We applaud Neill Sharer’s letter to the editor on the same page last issue and agree with every word written. Neill Sharer’s comment about councillor Picard’s re-election at the next election is admirable but we go one further and ask her to do the honourable thing and resign from council immediately before much more damage is inflicted on the District Council of Mallala. These comments are all obtained from the editorials and letters in the Plains Producer which is excellent for up-to-date information on the activities of our councillors. Betty and Dave Body, Lewiston

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NEWS v Balaklava IT’S BACK ON COMMUNITY AGENDA:

Renewed push for dry zones

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IT’S NOT SOMETHING THAT IS GOING AWAY, IT WILL BE SOMETHING THAT WILL CONTINUE. You can see it’s a whole state effort and things are on Superintendent the move to change.

Police want ‘whole of town’ policy for Balaklava

Howard Davies

n YORKE and Mid North Police Superintendent, Howard Davies, with Balaklava officers Graham Olds and Phil Walsh after the Wakefield Regional Council presentation.

Les Pearson reports: DRY zones were back on the agenda at last Wednesday night’s Wakefield Regional Council meeting. Yorke and Mid North Police superintendent, Howard Davies, reintroduced the issue in a formal presentation to council, proposing a town-wide ban on alcohol consumption in public places. “If you look at some of those places that have had problems recently, Alice Springs, Port Augusta, Ceduna, the dry zone is not only a very good tool for the police, but for the community as well, to disrupt offensive and disorderly behaviour that occurs after hours by people drinking in a public place,” he said. “So I’m asking council have some strong consideration of making that application and actually make Balaklava a dry zone.” “We have had a lot of instances recently of youth drinking in the park after hours and as we know, (with)young people drinking alcohol, it results in businesses being damaged, council property being damaged and people doing wheelies.” Supt Howard said while the dry zone is not necessarily effective immediately, once it establishes itself, the proof is in the pudding. “Having worked in Port Augusta, I have seen the good and bad side of it,” he said. “There is a small education period but after that, instances of disorderly behaviour reduced significantly.” While Port Augusta has a complete, town-wide 24/7 dry zone, Port Pirie has dry zone areas, enforced between 10pm to 10am. Council chief executive officer, Phil Barry, said there has been a dry zone working party established in Balaklava in recent years, involving Balaklava Area Committee, the publicans from the town’s two hotels and Central ward councillors. Mr Barry suggested if council wished to do so, it could move to

start it up again. There has been no action to implement the plan since initial discussions in 2009. Supt Davies said the dry zone concept was being pushed statewide. “We just recently had what we call ‘rodeo season’, and I can assure you towns like Wilmington, Carrieton and Melrose are all going down the same track of looking at dry zones in their towns,” he said.

: YOUR SAY n VOTE: Do You want ‘dry zones’ for Balaklava? Vote on our web poll. Go to www. plainsproducer.com.au “It’s not something that is going away, it will be something that will continue. You can see it’s a whole state effort and things are on the move to change.” Councillor David Lamond raised the question of whether ovals will be subject to dry zone enforcement. Supt Davies said under a townwide zone, it would be considered a dry zone outside of the licensed areas at the facility, however,

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there is flexibility in the system. “This is all part and parcel with negotiations and how you see it and how you want to apply it,” he said. “How you want it to work, is how you want it to work,” Mr Barry informed council the process involves more than putting up signs, with community consultation and management plans all part of the dry zone application. Cr John Kipling was doubtful a partial dry zone approach would curb irresponsible behaviour in public places. “If you’re going to have certain areas, what’s to stop the problem moving (somewhere else)?” he asked. “The way to fix it, as far as I’m concerned, is to have a blanket approach like Port Augusta have done.” Supt Davies agreed. “Port Augusta experienced that problem where people knew exactly where the dry zones were and they all drank outside them,” he said. “That still didn’t stop them, once they became intoxicated, they were going back into the dry zones.” In closing, Supt Davies left the dry zone ball in council’s court. “It’s something which you need to debate and come up with an option that you think suits best.”

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NEWS v District

Emu award nominations who ARE THEY? WHAT DID THEY DO? Event Category 4 nominations

First Balaklava Scout Group (100 year anniversary) Nominated by Don Veitch Committee of 8 organised this event Small grant was attained, past scout leaders, locals, politicians and dignitaries attended. Many working bees to make Scotland Yard presentable for the day. 16/10: a successful dinner was held with over 100 guests. 27 of the towns 37 Queen Scouts attended the weekend, some from interstate. 17/10: Church service and lunch with more than 200 people attending. Good, strong community event run be dedicated small group of volunteers. Shear for Life Nominated by Blyth Progress Association Event held on October 9 and 10, 2010. Much planning and organisation from dedicated committee and local community. Daryl Andriske shore 469 sheep in 24 hours to raise money for Cancer Council of SA Aiming for $10,000 but eventually raised in excess of $45,000. Local residents Ted Walsh and Brett Schumacher had heads shaved to raise a further $3700. Over 120 community members helped over the weekend In excess of 1000 people attended along with local Federal Members of Government.

premises as it was needed for extension to Foodland. Two options: close the business or re-locate. Decided to “stick their necks out” and relocated into bigger premises. Found another shop in need of extensive renovation. Opened new salon 3 months later. Nicole stepped out of her comfort zone to make a positive difference to the community. Noel Bubner…Agri-Cycling Australia Nominated by Don Bubner Noel worked in export hay industry for 16 years. Poly-propylene string, which ties the bales of hay together, has to be discarded in preparation for export. This poly-propylene has 400 year life span…not good for landfill. Noel found recyclers who may be able to treat it for re-use in plastic moulding industry. Converted old stone stable on his property, purchased new press and strapping tools. String is picked up from hay exporters,

office is a great community asset. Hard workers and great community contributors.

Community Group Category 3 nominations

Balaklava Museum Nominated by Norma Schopp

Synopsis of nominations compiled by WRC community development officer and judge, David Woodroofe.

Averaged turnover of $250 per week, peaked at $3000 for December. 40 Contributor members of crafts. Also pre-loved items, new talent and inspirational corner. Provides local social and networking opportunity. Profits will be returned to the community for local projects.

Individual Category

Shed relocation…relocation of 3 sheds to Museum. All volunteers…the majority aged between 70 and 90. Building number 1 – RSL Youth Centre moved in one piece from Council to Urlwin Park. Building number 2 – CFS Fire Station dismantled and rebuilt on site. Building number 3 – CFS Storage Shed dismantled and rebuilt on site Massive job to move and relocate all 3 sheds and give the museum badly need storage and display facilities. Mallala & District Lions Club Nominated by Mallala Lions Ladies Auxiliary (Jenny Maloney, resident) 10/7/2010 the Lions Van was wrecked

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Leith Reinke Nominated by Rod Cunningham Volunteer with CFS at Hoyleton since 1968 and Captain for the past 25 years. Active members of Council’s Bushfire Prevention Committee In past year has helped with flooding, clean up of abandoned property and assisted with bushfire prevention within the community. Assists residents with slashing of blocks and ploughs fire breaks. Kind, dependable, reliable and trustworthy man, generous with his time for the community. Positive comments from local residents included.

DUAL winners of the Community Group award, representing Balaklava Museum, Kevin Julyan – and from Clementina Corner, Port Wakefield, (from left) Lyn Wilson, Jan Higgs, Maureen Underwood, Raelene Hughes and Sue Mudge.

Portraits – Children’s Art Competition at Hummocks Station Nominated by Merry Canavan and Roger Duance Part of the SALA Festival in 2010. Competition open to Year 1 – 12 students. 23% response from 62 schools Merry and Roger travelled to schools from Stansbury to Orroroo to conduct workshops. Hummocks Station donated 20% of overall expenses (2376) as well as over 280 labour hours. Challenge was to foster appreciation of the arts and increase parent’s pride in children involved in non-sporting events. Two Wells Community Christmas Street Party and Parade Nominated by Evelyn Dyer Christmas Celebrations date back to 1979 in Two Wells. The committee of volunteers work for 6 months. Event is now presented by Two Wells Regional Action Team with assistance from DC Mallala and local traders. Special guest in recent years…Jane Doyle from Channel 7 news. 2010 saw Governor, Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, and his wife attend as special guests. Father Christmas arrives in various modes of transport. Arranged by small committee of 5 volunteers. Now a major event on the district calendar.

Business Category 4 nominations

Cutz and Curlz Nominated by David Newsome. Nicole Gregory purchased business in 2007 and built up clientele over the next 3 years. August 2010 they were asked to vacate

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pressed/strapped/stacked ready for transport. Product is being taken to Bowmans Container Terminal and dispatched to China. Work is done on weekends as Noel is employed by Balco during the week. Kevyna Gardner & Kath Catford (Budget Botanics) Nominated by self. Kevyna (63 years old) and Kath (69 years old) have begun a small business renovating gardens. Neither had any experience…one from nursing background and one from education background. Concept greeted with chorus of disbelief….too old!! Decided to create some income from a “hobby”. They Bought a ute with Government economic stimulus. Successfully created or improved 10 gardens in the first year of operation. Balaklava Post Office Nominated by Brian and Janice Noyce Very friendly people, courteous and helpful. Nothing is too much effort, happy to make changes and sort out any situation that arises. Very supportive of staff and the post

in a freak storm at Mallala Sports Park when a tree fell on it. Lions then purchased another second hand van and proceeded to install new ceilings, walls, benches, stainless steel tops, floor coverings, paint and electrical upgrade. Van was completed by December 2010….fantastic display of a group working together. Avon Complex…Pamela Holloway and Jill Stewart Nominated by Raelene Schwerdt. Many functions organized by the above ladies at the Avon Complex. Weaving and other crafts during school terms (sold to raise money). Friendship Day organized to include immigrants from the city….give them a country experience. Hosted the History Ride (horse ride) which commenced in Kadina and finished in Adelaide. Adult Learner’s Week…demonstrations of recipes and tastings. Small group of people working non-stop to keep their hall alive and active. Clementina Corner Nominated by Port Wakefield CMC Operating for nearly 12 months Commenced May 2010 with help of SPOKE Grant.

Wendy Schulz Nominated by Joanne Fidler Manager/Owner of Wendy’s Café n Cakes Had fall in November 2009 and broke hip…unable to attend son’s wedding on following day. Six weeks of convalescing and then had to have knee reconstruction. Expanded her business….took on extra catering jobs, dinners, Christmas delights. Strong rapport and support for her staff. Made a real go of this business… strength of the individual. Daryl Andriske Nominated by Blyth Management Committee Professional shearer who sheared for 24 hours straight to raise funds for Cancer Council of SA. Channel 7 showed Daryl shearing sheep with Mark Ricciuto and Simon Goodwin at Alma Hotel. Peter Goers (ABC) streamed live Daryl shearing sheep in studio. Strong preparation both physically and mentally for the 24 hours marathon. Funds raised was $46,000 (aim was $10,000). Sheared 469 sheep Incredible feat for one individual.

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NEWS v Two Wells, Lewiston &District

Councillor concern over tree removal at Lewiston’s new play ground Vegetation removal at Lewiston playground has caused alarm for District Council of Mallala councillor Anne Picard. Seven questions were given on notice by Cr Picard regarding removal of vegetation at the site where she pushed for construction of a playground. Council met on Monday night where Cr Picard’s questions were addressed in the agenda. “I noticed work has finally started on the Lewiston playground at 210 Hayman road,” Cr Picard said. “I also noticed, with some alarm, that many trees and shrubs have been cut down and mulched on the site.” Cr Picard said several residents had voiced concerns about what was happening to the vegetation at the site. Cr Picard asked for an explanation as to why so many trees and shrubs had been cut down and who authorised the removal. DCM Manager of Infrastructure and Engineering, John Tillack, said use of this land as a playground site required removal of trees which would present a danger to people or structures. “The vegetation was removed to provide a safe precinct for users of the playground and to prevent damage to the playground infrastructure by root intrusion,” Mr Tillack said.

Council service centre opens DISTRICT Council of Mallala officially opened its Two Wells service centre last Wednesday. Now operating from the former Visitor’s Information centre in the Main street, the centre will open for various council requirements from planning to customer services.

TOP: District Council of Mallala mayor, Marcus Strudwicke and president of TWRAT, Eddie Stubing, unveil the plaque commemorating opening day for the service centre. ABOVE LEFT: CEO Charles Mansueto (right) with councillor Joe Daniele and (RIGHT) Manager of Infrastructure and Engineering, John Tillack, shows councillors Mark Wasley and Jan Heley some of the function of the centre.

n CONSULTATION:

Frost road is closed – for now Frost road will remain closed between Hancock drive and Cavallaro place at Lewiston until July 31, 2011, following a rescind motion on Monday night. Mallala District Council’s previous decision to reopen the road using $10,000 budgeted in the 2009-10 budget received a frosty response from several Lewiston residents. Residents of Hancock drive attended two council meetings to speak at open forum opposing the reopening of the road. The motion also stated council staff will undertake community consultation on the future use of this road segment with a report to be brought back to council for consideration in June 2011.

MANDY Mansfield (left) and Sarah Wormald with Aiden Norvill, Indi Donovan, Jarah Donovan, Thomas Norvill and Jed Buckley at Two Wells Children’s Centre.

Two Wells child care pair recognised Sarah Wormald, of Two Wells Community Children’s Centre, has been nominated in the 2011 Australian Family Child Care Awards in the Child Care Director of the Year category. Mandy Mansfield from the centre has been nominated in the Early Childhood Educator of the Year category.

Plains Producer, Wednesday March 30, 2011

Early childhood educators don’t always get recognition for the special care they give the youngest members of our families. But every day they’re out there on the “toddler frontline”– wiping noses, drying tears, leading sing-alongs and teaching our kids all the skills they need to make the transition one day to

“big school”. The seventh Australian Family Child Care Awards give everyone in Australia a chance to nominate an outstanding educator or educational centre as one of the country’s best. Nominations are open now. Categories are Director of the Year, Service of the Year, Educator of the Year and Rising Star Award (under 25s). www.plainsproducer.com.au

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LOCAL v Living

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• Local teacher Leah Chidgey was the lucky winner of a Foodland Balaklava state-wide competition, claiming $10,000.

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• Two Wells/Lewiston Landcare Group volunteer, Sharon Freeman, was named District Council of Mallala’s Citizen of the Month.

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• Hoyleton’s Natalie Chapman was one of four South Australians to receive a $6,000 King and Amy O’Malley Trust scholarship, allowing her to study in teaching, nutrition, dietetics and counselling.

Balaklava’s role in the first use of penicillin Throughout history there have been many eminent scientists including some from South Australia, one of the most notable being Howard Florey. An article in the education pages of the Advertiser a few years, ago tells us that Howard Florey attended St Peter’s College and then Adelaide University, where he studied medical science. In 1921 he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, which opened the doors for him to study at Oxford University in England. At Oxford, Florey worked with Ernst Boris Chain and a team of scientists who developed penicillin. Howard Florey did not discover penicillin, Alexander Fleming had already made the discovery, but it was Florey and a team of scientists who realised its potential and developed a way of using it in medicine. During the time between Flem-

• Apr 3: Aleksandr Tsiboulski performing at Balaklava Courthouse Gallery. • Apr 6: Balaklava Bowling Club fashion parade. • Apr 11: Balaklava Tennis Club AGM. • Apr 17: Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir, Balaklava Town Hall. • May 3: Balaklava Ladies Golf luncheon. • May 11: Long Plains Red Cross morning tea. • May 20: Lions Biggest Morning Tea. • May 21: Balaklava Golf Club 100 Club. • May 22: Balaklava Museum new pavillion opening. • May 28: Points of View - Country Arts SA event. • Oct 9: Lions Auction. Send us your diary dates!

by Norma Schopp

ing’s discovery of penicillin and Florey’s use of it, a scientist named Norman Heatley had “developed the process for being able to ferment the mould and extract the penicillin.” But it was Florey and Chain who conducted “one of the most important experiments in medical history. They injected eight mice with a lethal dose of streptococci bacteria. Four were treated with penicillin and four were not. The next day the treated mice had recovered, while the untreated mice were dead.”

to Adelaide’s Parafield Aerodrome in a Lancaster Bomber, and then delivered to Balaklava with a police escort. This life-saving medicine was just that - it saved the life of the young lad, who went on to live another 40 or more years. This was the first use of penicillin in Australia.

SCIENTIST Howard Florey.

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The dictionary describes penicillin as “a group of substances that stop the growth of bacteria, extracted from a mould.” The experiment clearly showed that they had produced a potential cure for severe infections. In 1943, during WW2, Howard Florey travelled to North America to “test the effects of penicillin on wounded soldiers”, and by the end of the war it was being widely used. Florey was knighted in 1944 and, together with Chain, was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1945. Balaklava also had a role to play in the use of penicillin in its early days. Through family connections, Dr McEwin contacted Howard Florey about the possibility of getting penicillin to treat a local lad who was gravely ill and not responding to conventional treatments. The penicillin was flown from England

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Now a Federal grain inquiry A SECOND inquiry into grain exports has been launched, this time at a Federal level. Liberal Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey, along with senators Bill Heffernan, Mary Jo Fisher and Nick Xenophon, supported the inquiry to investigate consistent allegations of monopolistic practices in the industry. Mr Ramsey said he was pleased to have been able to have had strong input into writing the guidelines. “As a rural member and a farmer, many in the industry have been telling me for some time that all is not right in the path to export for our grains,” he said. “The guidelines for the Productivity Commission Report conducted last year into wheat exports were not wide enough and consequentially it was unable to get the whole picture of what is happening, not just in wheat but other bulk agricultural exports as well.” Mr Ramsey said there was concern about the conflict of interest with grain traders who also operate

the export facilities. “Bulk export facilities Australia-wide are controlled by three regional monopolies which have vertically integrated business models,” he said. “That is they not only operate the export facilities, they also trade grain. As other grain traders must be able to access their facilities to export, this creates a point of conflicting interest.” He believed a fair playing field

should not be compromised. “Vertically integrated industries are by and large a good thing and are common in the grains industry around the world,” Mr Ramsey said. “It is important in Australia we allow viable business models to operate, however at the same time it is also vital for agriculture that we provide a balanced environment where a competitive market can operate on a equitable basis.”

He also outlined specific areas of the inquiry. “The inquiry will be looking at possible monopolistic actions impeding access to infrastructure, transparency in the storage and handling system, access to transport options, re-delivery of grain by third parties, standardising receival and testing standards and access to the shipping stem.” The Federal investigation fol-

n what issues will be investigated? The inquiry will probe operational issues arising in the export grain storage, transport, handling and shipping network, including: 1. Any risks of natural, virtual or other monopolies discouraging or impeding competition in the export grain storage, transport, handling and shipping network, and any implications for open and fair access to essential grains infrastructure; 2. The degree of transparency in storage and handling of grain, and the appropriateness of

any consequent marketing advantages; 3. Equitable access to the lowest cost route to market, including transport options; 4. Competition issues arising from re-delivery of grain; 5. The absence of uniform receival, testing and classification standards and practices, and any implications for growers and/or for Australia’s reputation as a quality supplier; 6. Equitable and efficient access to the shipping system, and any other related matters.

lows the established State level Parliamentary inquiry launched earlier this month. “There is a State Parliament inquiry as well and people may wonder why we would need another. However, there is evidence many of the issues apply Australia-wide and some such as the testing and receival standards and their impact on our international reputation require a national approach,” Mr Ramsey said. “The Senate inquiry will have ample scope to explore the all the issues across all the states and I hope will be in a position to give the government strong advice on changes which will benefit everyone in the industry,” he said. •MEANTIME, bulk grain handler Viterra announced it is recruiting more than 200 permanent employees to work at grain sites across the state. Viterra South East Asia president, Rob Gordon, said it is taking applications now to ensure the new employees are trained up ahead of the 2011/2012 harvest.

n Port Wakefield has a recipe for the good life:

Add a pinch of ‘Salt of the Earth’ PORT Wakefield’s Salt of the Earth market and cafe, which opened late last year, has gone from strength to strength and is gaining support from both visitors and locals. With some exciting themes, there is something for everyone at the upcoming markets. Salt of the Earth was the brainchild of Caterina Mancini and is owned by her and Colin Doherty. Now the market is aiming to have a theme for each of its market days, starting with a healthy eating market, “Go for 2 and 5”, this Saturday, April 2. With special guest ‘Celery Sam’, there

will be sample bags, healthy food tasting, busking and fun for kids – with some new stalls. Cafe manager, Lyn Wilson, (above) said Salt of the Earth would be open longer this Saturday, to 4pm, at 12 Burra street, because football and netball was being played at the oval, diagonally opposite. “It’s a great opportunity for people to come,” Lyn said. And the market is all about promoting local artisans. “We’re always looking for homemade items and home grown products.” Easter market will also feature many treats and surprises, including a visit from

the Easter bunny and plenty of Easter eggs . There will be a breast cancer awareness market on Saturday, May 7 and Mother’s Day market the following day when mums and families get a high tea (by appointment) and a free glass of champagne. The venue also is available for functions, including weddings and engagements. It will open for bus groups to visit, plus the cafe is open from Thursday to Sunday from 9am–4pm, except on market days. Lyn said custom was growing. “We’re slowly getting more people off the highway. More people are coming into town,” she said.

And some very satisfied customers said they had a memorable experience at Salt of the Earth. The Martinez family, from France, writing in the visitor’s book, said: “It was the best lunch we had since coming to Australia.” Valerie Howard said it was well worth the stop. She wrote: “Absolutely fantastic! We usually go straight through Port Wakefield– but what a little gem.” Salt of the Earth always is looking for new stalls and people to busk and entertain at the markets. For more information, phone Lyn on 0417 863 701.

Fire restrictions to be lifted early across SA The Country Fire Service (CFS) has announced it will be lifting fire restrictions in all of its 15 Fire Ban Districts later this week to bring the Fire Danger Season to an early close. The Fire Danger Season will end at midnight tomorrow, March 31. CFS Chief Officer, Greg Nettleton, said the decision followed

a series of meetings over the last fortnight with Bushfire Management Committees and key stakeholders across South Australia. “There have been compelling arguments put forward to end the Fire Danger Season ahead of schedule due to higher than average rainfalls in many parts of the state and a sig-

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nificant reduction in the soil dryness,” he said. “I have also been advised SA has entered a weather cycle that appears to be a relative normal autumn pattern and unlikely to sustain any extreme fire weather conditions. “Bringing the fire danger season dates forward will enable property owners to conduct activities such as

burn-offs that would normally require a permit and I am satisfied this will not pose any significant risks.” “In the unlikely event SA should experience severe or extreme fire danger conditions after the Fire Danger Season has ended, the CFS can still invoke a Total Fire Ban,” Mr Nettleton said.

Guitar concert MUSIC from Brazil, Mexico and the USA will feature in a guitar concert at Balaklava Courthouse Gallery on Sunday. Aleksandr Tsiboulski returns to Balaklava to play at the gallery from 2pm. Entry is $25 Adult/$20 Concession. Refreshments available. Tickets available at Tads Embroidery. www.plainsproducer.com.au

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season

2011 marking the start of a big season

Who can topple Mallala?

We gaze in the “crystal Sherrin” to predict footy’s 2011 form THE BANDWAGON with Rick Shaw

Balaklava players Glenn Dawson and Stuart Lamond fly for a mark against a Southern Flinders player in their trial game at Balaklava last Friday night. – PICTURE: Lisa Redpath

FOOTBALLcolumnist RICK SHAW joins the Plains Producer to bring all the latest news and hot gossip on the Adelaide Plains football clubs. Don’t miss his hard-hitting articles each week in the Plains Producer – and you can find him on Facebook to share your opinions about his commentary. Or email Rick at thebandwagon@ live.com.au THIS WEEK, Rick assesses the chances of the seven APFL clubs. Rick pulls no punches in his observations. Get on the Bandwagon with him ...

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ELCOME to a new APFL season! As a long-time reader and first time columnist with the Plains Producer, I look forward to discussing all the ins, outs and inbetweens of Adelaide Plains football this year. Having watched years of local footy, I thought the time was right to get something together. For my first trick, I’m going to gaze into my crystal ball to predict the outcomes of the 2011 season. Hamley Bridge – Premiers. Just kidding. They’ve got no hope. That is not to say the Bombers won’t vastly improve on last season but coming from where they have been to top of the table will take more than a few SANFL discards and a handful of no-namers from neighbouring leagues. Harsh to call those former Port

Magpies who will front for Hamley as discards, I know, but I’ll tell you now, more than one has been tempted to leave after offers from other clubs this year already. If they stick around for more than one year, I’ll take it all back. Best of luck to the Bombers, the league needs them up and flying again but these new blokes have to prove they’re doing it for more than their back pockets. Balaklava – I have heard good things about the Peckers, the football team that is, just to clarify.. Other than picking up a bloke that moved to town and one of their exjuniors, their recruiting has been about as imaginative as the naming team for Shane Warne’s McDonalds burger (the ‘Warnie Burger’, wow). n Continued Page 21

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MALLALA

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HE mighty Magpies kick their season off this weekend against last year’s grand finalist,Virginia. It will be A grade coach Keith Earl’s seventh year in charge of the senior side and while he has some concerns about enthusiasm and irregular training attendance by a few senior players, Earl is confident his boys will be up and firing come Saturday. “I’m sure once they start playing, they will be into it,” he said. The success of previous seasons was a work in progress only a handful of years ago but the solid player base and continuity of juniors to senior ranks is the result of a few seasons of sacrifice and patience. “The first year I started coaching I was playing 15 teenagers in the A

grade,” Earl recalled. Whether it will continue to be a recipe for success is yet to be seen but 2011 may be shaping up as Earl’s last in charge. “A lot of guys here I’ve coached since under 17s and under 14s so I feel like they may need someone new,” he said. “I just don’t want them to get sick of me.” When asked specifically if this season will be his swansong, Earl simply replied “probably, just to give someone else a crack”. However, thoughts of a premiership in his farewell season were distant. “All the time I’ve coached, I’ve never just coached for premierships,” he said. “If we’re good enough, we’re good enough, I just want people to enjoy their footy. “You play your best footy that way and if we’re the best team overall, then so be it.” Having been the competition measuring stick for the past few seasons, greatly improving on Mallala’s previous years could be asking a bit much.

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J The young tyro in his early 20s has spent a majority of his time at the club in the reserves. Coach Keith Earl said Russell is yet to miss a training and at six foot, four inches, his work rate is impressing. Now it is just a case of whether he wants to put himself in a position for regular A grade selection. Earl had one, club-wide goal for 2011: “Just to keep nurturing the culture we’ve got,” he said. He rated the Magpies of 2010 highly but warned this season presents a whole new set of challenges. “Overall, I thought we were very good but the opposition is slowly getting a bit better and hopefully that is a bit of a wake up call to realise we have to do the same this year,” Earl said. Vacating the Magpie ranks will be

midfielder Ryan Montgomerie, while coming in will be the Kimba Tiger trio of Brent Harris, Josh Seal and Nathan Hornhardt. Known for his basic approach to football, Earl has built a successful unit built on a mixture of hard work and fun. “We’re not obsessed with the fear of losing,” he said. “If you go out and enjoy yourself and do the best you can, what more can you do?”

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VIRGINIA

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n Lewis Bannear competes for a mark against Eagle Ben Nicholls when playing senior colts footy. With the disappointment of last year’s one point grand final loss still lingering, the Virginia Rams are charging ahead for season 2011. Coach Greg Phillips said the players showed enthusiasm all through pre-season training and numbers have been strong. With excitement of hosting the grand final for the first time, Phillips said the thought of going one step further this year is driving the club. “It’s exciting,” he said. “The season is shaping up well but it is a hard road ahead.” “There were a few things we didn’t do last year that

we’ll try this year,” he said. With a focus on dedication and commitment, Phillips said the side would strive to improve their leg speed around the ball. Christian Dorwood will depart the club for Port Lincoln, but Greg said he had recruited to fill the void left by the experienced mid fielder. Mark Nykamp, who has moved to Darwin, will be another big loss for the Rams’ midfield. Joining the Rams this season are Joss Den Engelse, Chris James and Ben Russell from Smithfield and Joel Davies from South Barwon. The recruits bring a wealth of experience to the Rams. An

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experienced on-baller, Joss will be a strong ball carrier on the wing. At six foot, four inches, Chris is strong overhead and will be played in ruck or centre half back. Phillips said Chris had a strong appearance around the ball. “He goes pretty hard at the ball.” Left footed Ben will add to the half forward and half back flanks and “can run all day” according to Phillips. And as a former Redbacks cricketer, Joel is a fit unit who will play on the wings, half forward or on the ball. Matty Young will continue his role of captain while Anthony Johnston will be vice-captain.

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Young Ram Lewis Bannear is continually developing as a footballer and is expected to have an impact in the senior grades very soon. His combination of natural skill and hard work at training is a sure sign of an upcoming star. Greg Phillips said Lewis had developed a lot in the past four years “He’s fit and enthusiastic and once he picks up a little more speed and endurance, I’m sure he’ll be an influential player for the Rams. He just keeps improving every year.”

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Young’s guns ready to fire LIKE the Blink 182 classic, it will be all the small things Hummocks Watchmann Eagles will be looking to improve on in 2011. New coach Nathan Young is looking forward to the season ahead, with a solid squad fronting up on the track. “We’ve had some good numbers at training, so we should be alright,” he said. He said the focus this year will be tweaking the game plan of the Eagles and getting the best from each player on the park. “We’ve got lots of work to do, both with our on-ball and generally all over the ground,” Young said. “We’ve been around the mark so we will be looking at improving on those little things. “It’s about getting an extra bit out of everyone and we’ll have a bit of a different game plan this year.” While the Eagles made the preliminary final in 2010, it was a year interrupted with the mid-season departure of coach Mark Brandt. “We’ve been playing together long enough now, we’re a closeknit sort of club, so it wasn’t too bad,” Young said. He said the club tends to cope well when faced with adversity. “We’re a pretty close club and all the blokes get along with each

other and play for each other,” Young added. “Even when we’re recruiting, we take it into consideration if they’re the sort of blokes that will fit in well.” He is likely to take arguably the toughest job in country footy, the player/coach. “At this stage I’ll be player/ coach but we’ll see how we go,” Young said.

COACH Nathan Young. “I think it’s just about knowing you have someone good on the bench and other good blokes to help you out. “Knowing all the blokes on the team really well also helps.” Sean Williams will be assisting him from the bench. “We can sort of bounce ideas off each other and work it out as we go along, so we should be alright.” The Eagles have managed to

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lure former CMS Crows captain Todd Twelftree to the nest, while Rudall Ram rookie Fabian Dennis and former HWE junior Tom Forrest returns after a stint on the Eyre Peninsula. “He’s quite a big boy now and he’s only 19 but he looks like he can play quite well,” Young said. “It’s good to get these young blokes coming over and keen to play.” Dylan Cicollela also returns to the club from Queensland and university student Stewart Richardson will travel up with one of his Adelaide-based mates at the Eagles. Jared Wilson (Sydney) and Joe (Overseas) and Andrew Hunt (Riverton) are the major outs. While Young admitted making finals is the main long term goal, this weekend looms as the first stepping stone. “From my point of view, I’m just really looking forward to the first round,” he said. “Take it week by week and go from there. “We’ve got three tough games before the bye so those first three weeks will be our goal to start with. “There’s no easy games all up but those first three are against the top three sides from last year pretty much.”

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2011

BALAKLAVA

Shaping up for a better season

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coach looks to improve on last year LOOKING back on last year’s pre-season, Balaklava coach Stuart Lamond believes the senior squad is in better nick now than it was about 12 months ago. “It’s probably hard to compare pre-seasons but I feel we’re in better shape now than what we were this time last year,” he said. Lamond said the experience from last year would go a long way in improving results from a young playing list. “Our group is a younger group but now everyone’s a year older and a lot of our guys in the range of 17 to 21 have got another season of A grade footy under their belt,” he said. “Natural improvement from the group is certainly something we’re looking for and hopefully we can turn that into a few more wins during the minor round and go from there.” Casting his mind back to 2010, where the Peckers finished third by percentage and were knocked out in the first

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semi final, Lamond laments the missed opportunity but credited the team for a solid performance. “It was disappointing going out the way we did but on reflection I was very happy with the performance of the group,” he said. Lamond revealed the club had hit its major targets in the recruiting department, picking up dashing wingman Aaron Cocks and former Port Adelaide Power listed home-grown talent Glenn Dawson. Dylan Ruiz, Para Hills, Scott Farrell, Red Cliffs, and Les Pearson, Berri, round out the ins pushing for senior selection.

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Dawson appears to be the key for the Peckers, his versatility likely to prove vital. Lamond hinted at using Dawson in the middle of the ground as well as a key forward. “At this stage, we’re just going to see how he (Dawson) goes and how he fits back in,” he said. “He’s going to be an important player for us but we’re going to see how he goes to work out his best fit.” Staring down a year of uncertainty last season, Lamond said the team found confidence early and can build on that this year. “As a group, we had a big belief amongst ourselves we could make finals and make an impact when we got there,” he said. “The main thing this season is just to improve on last year, so finishing in the finals and going a little bit deeper is the main goal.”

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J As a key forward, Brice was one of the shining lights for the Peckers in 2010. There is a strong suggestion he will find himself used further up the ground this season. “His endurance and aerobic capacity is as good as what’s going around,” coach Stuart Lamond said.

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Potential is there for finals tilt TWO Wells has faced a few ups and downs in its pre-season endeavours, but coach Mark ‘Bugs’ Thomson is determined to see the talented young side reach its full potential. After season 2010 as assistant coach, Bugs, (pictured) an experienced player and coach from Blyth/ Snowtown, has comfortably taken the Roosters under his wing. He said the side under-achieved last year, partly due to a string of unfortunate injuries. “The injuries crippled us. Hopefully, we’ll have a bit more luck this year,” he said. “Everyone is looking pretty fit and there have been good numbers out to training.” “Overall, they are a year older and hopefully will play a bit smarter footy.” He said the side’s biggest goal was to play finals footy. “I think if we don’t play finals we will under-achieve again.” “They are at the age where they’re just ready to play good footy.” A big blow has been the departure of captain for the past three years, Scott Humphrys, who has committed to work opportunities interstate. The captaincy role will be taken up by local duo Tallan Leighton and Ned Seccafien. Bugs said the boys were

ready to step up to the role. “Tallan showed leadership skills last year on and off the field,” he said. “He’s got the respect of the players and will step up this year.” Last year’s best and fairest, Leighton has good football instinct and the leadership role will be an excellent growth opportunity for the homegrown talent. Seccafien, another young and creative footballer, is keen to see his home side excel in their centenary year. Vice-captaincy has been awarded to Khan Leighton and Ben Spiteri. The passion is ripe in Roosterland with new guernseys expected to appear mid-way through the season as part of the club’s 100th year celebrations. The club has recruited forward line player Joe Muscara from Seaton Ramblers plus brothers Tim and Josh Pichugin-Brown from Willaston to add to the mix of mid fielders. With backline player Michael Grech from Port Districts, Aaron Sincock, Trevor Wohlfeil, Scott Bowen and Eamon Fetherstonhaugh also recruited, the Roosters are shaping up well. Other departures include Alfie Steed.

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UNITED

Hard-working Tigers set to go INCREASED depth and a stronger fitness base are two key areas in which United coach, Travis Opitz, believes his team will improve in season 2011. “Our fitness is much better and our midfield is a bit stronger this year,” Opitz said. “A forward or another big man would be nice but it’s the same with everyone else I think.” Following a year ravaged by injuries and inconsistency, Opitz is hopeful of a vast improvement on the park and early signs have been positive. “We had a lot of injuries and not much depth, we didn’t recruit that well (last year),” Opitz recalled. “I could never get a settled team, every week we would have four in, four out. Defensively we were quite good, a lot of teams couldn’t kick a lot of goals against us – but we couldn’t trouble the scorers ourselves. “Our skill level wasn’t too good so we’ve worked a bit harder on that along with a bit more structure in the side. In a recent trial match against Yorke Peninsula team Southern Eagles, the Tigers performed extremely well, with a number of key players missing. “We certainly weren’t full strength but the guys played really well,” Opitz said. J The plucky midfielder shows a lot of “When we showed up, we heart and battles well for a man his size. Opitz played quite well, there was a total described him as “hard at it” and a “little ball difference from last year. of muscle”. “We were a lot cleaner picking “He’s got a really good penetrating kick the ball up and there was a lot more when he gets it going but he’s just a good team work involved.” ball getter. He’s a strong little fella.” The club has opted against going for the big name recruit system it has experimented with in recent

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seasons, picking up three handy players. Into the club comes Broadview midfielder Dylan Gilles, along with Seaton utilities Sam Harding and Alistair Fleming. “A lot of people don’t know about them but these guys are quite impressive,” Opitz said. Vacating Tigerland are Michael and Chris McLean, both heading to Willaston. Chris never played a game for United, having only briefly signed during the preseason, while Michael was hampered with injury throughout 2010, only playing a handful of games. The club’s marquee signing of last year, Peter Burgoyne, is still playing in the Northern Territory for now. “When he finishes in Darwin he might come down for a couple of games but I don’t think we’ll have room for him,” Opitz laughed. He was more than happy with settling a team without a marquee signing. “I prefer to play without so many big name players,” Opitz said. “If you pay a big name player, say $1000 (a game), I could get four 21-year-olds for that with big engines who will run out the game. “I wasn’t a fan of it at the start of the year (2010) but I thought it would probably add to numbers through the gate but I didn’t think (then) it would do us any good.” Of those showing good early season form were Ross Sharer, Dylan Gillies, Adrian Mills, Adam Pratt (eight goals against the Eagles) and senior colt Brandon Merry. It’s that youthful edge Optiz will be looking to build on as the season takes shape. “I’m really focussing on them and trying to nurture the juniors through,” he said.

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HAMLEY BRIDGE 2011

Winners to help Bombers focus SUCCESSFUL football clubs have a winning culture, something Hamley Bridge has been missing in recent seasons but a target for coach Rian Nelson. Nelson (pictured) said while the team was smacked a few times last year, even when it led games on the odd occasion, players would fall into a defensive mindset and drop the ball. “We’re about developing the understanding if we keep doing the same thing, the scoreboard will look after itself,” he said. The recruits the Bombers have snared also are part and parcel with establishing that winning culture, picking players on both skill level and personality. “We’ve targeted people who have been winners,” he said. “I’ve got a team (made up of) very conservative people. So we’ve gone out looking for extraverted people to give my group some dynamics and a bit of ‘pop’ about it. “It brings confidence to other people.” The Hamley lads have had three trial matches, against West Croydon, Houghton and Burra/Booborowie/Hallett, getting through them relatively unscathed, in direct comparison to last year, which resulted in seven knee reconstructions. Nelson said it was always going to be tough from there. “We understood 12 months ago we had the thinnest list in terms of quality,” he said. “There’s been a big focus on the club over the last year to get local players back.

“Our other recruits have settled in well, so we’re happy with how they’re going.” Coming to Bomberland are midfielder Aaron Christmann, ruckman Adam Pepe, Dale Norman, Brett Burgess, Shane Caterall after a year off with a knee injury and soccer convert Andrew Sneath. As a second ruckman, Sneath has been a pre-season revelation after four or five years in the round ball code. “He’s raw, with arms and legs going everywhere. Sometimes he looks like a newborn giraffe,” Nelson laughed. “But he goes alright, he’s big and effective.” With the new Approved Player Points System coming in this season, Nelson said developing juniors and selective recruiting are two major focus points for the club. As for overall goals for the season, first cab off the rank is to be consistently competitive and an improved skill level. “One of the things we have focussed on over the last two years has been our skill rate,” Nelson said. “I also want to make sure we’re competitive every quarter. “We’ve set some goals amongst our group about what we want to achieve and we’ve broken them back into what we want to achieve every quarter.” Now the trials are out of the way, the round one encounter against United at Long Plains awaits. “Getting a feel from our group, we’re ready for some real stuff,” Nelson said.

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Is it really the battle for third and fourth spot? •From Page 13 Anyway, the Peckers have only lost a little and still gained a few while the kids of the team would have picked up a year’s experience last year. Here’s a tip, when you’re playing in the wet, put your head over the ball. Cost them a preliminary final in 2010. Pushing for positions three and four this year. Hummocks Watchman Eagles – Not much has been said or written about the Eagles, although if Port Wakefield’s residents kept quiet for a while, perhaps we may have! The Eagles are again likely to be figuring in the finals but with a new coach comes new dynamics. Whether these are positive or negative will determine just how the season goes for the club. Player/coaches can be successful, but evidence of that success is limited. The Eagles will be locked in that duel for third or fourth. United – Those Tigers are a tough bunch to call. You would have more chance electing Tony Abbott as the next Prime Minister than picking just which United team fronts up this season. In seasons gone by, it’s been all roar and no bite but talk around

PREVIEW

THE BANDWAGON with Rick Shaw white party come season’s end. Can they do it? Yes. Will they do it? The ball is in their court. I’ll put the Roosters in that battle for third and fourth. Mallala – I can’t go past the Magpies as premiers but are they a spent force? AFL trends tend to give teams a three to four year ‘window of opportunity’ but with country footy, those dynasties can last much longer. While the team hasn’t necessarily smashed their opposition on a regular basis, this breed of birds just knows how to win. Rarely does a group of players come together and stay together as they have at Mallala and while the odd player has moved on, the core is still very much the same. Expect another successful year, in what is sure to be a Magpie domination at both AFL and APFL level. At least Port Adelaide give us a break.

BALAKLAVA’s Daniel Gardner and Scott Farrell try to stop a Southern Flinders player from marking during the trial game. the towns indicate they have at last stopped trying to sign celebrities. Word is after Prince William was in the papers having a kick last week, United tried to recruit him, but he politely declined. Here’s hoping Peter Burgoyne doesn’t come back either. Taking him out will be like removing Rove from Rove Live. You’ll have a lot more money in the bank and people might actually like your show again. The Tigers are a smokey for that

fourth spot and could do some damage if they make it. Two Wells – Big year for the Roosters, celebrating 100 years of the club. Can Two Wells make the finals? They better. There wouldn’t be many clubs in regional SA that have marked their centenary with a big, fat, no result. The pressure is on now in a year full of expectancy. Past players and officials would love nothing more than a red and

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Virginia – Anything other than a top three finish will be a missed opportunity for the Rams. Christian Dorward out will sting but Virginia have salvaged some extra talent from the Smithfield scrapheap to cover their posteriors. The Rams won’t be pulling the wool over anyone’s eyes, they’re a force to be reckoned with and if they can steer clear of all the insecticides drifting past the oval from the nearby glass houses, lock them in for a finals position. Big Brenton Niklaus will have another big season in front of the sticks as there are few full-back big enough to contain him. He is the A grade version of that one kid in the senior colts that looks about 25 but is really 14. So there we go, let’s see how those tips hold up. If you’ve got any comments, complaints, rumours, feel free to contribute and email me at thebandwagon@live.com.au – or find me on Facebook. ANOTHER season of tasty barbies for Balaklava club stalwarts (from left) Kelly Evans, Boss Taylor and Andrew Cleary, shown cooking steak sangas.

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SPORT v Basketball

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Long Plains takes out A Men and Women

A WOMEN: Kerri Blackwell, Long Plains gets a bit aggressive as opponent Tammy Nicholls tries to get in under the ring, with Long Plains teammates Leah Tynan and Jess Fiebig ready awaiting the outcome. Adelaide Plains Basketball Association

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Name: Caitlyn Moulds Nickname: Mouldsy Age: 14 Height: 170cm Shoe size: 81/2 Team: Bulldogs Grade: Under 16 Live: Balaklava Occupation: Student Favourite basketballer: Lebron James Favourite team: Miami Heat Toughest opponent/club: Brittany Koch

When was the last time you were fouled off? March 11 What would you do to lift the profile of basketball in Australia? Get famous players to come and set up a coaching clinic Hobbies other than basketball: Netball, reading, running, drawing If you won $20 million in the lotto, what would be the first thing you would do? Split it and spend it! If you were going to a

deserted island, what three things would you take with you? Tash, water and food If there was a front page headline written about you in The Plains Producer, what would it say? “Mouldsy and Greeny spear-tackle opponents on court…and are picked for Olympic Wrestling Team!”

Name: Natasha Greenshields Nickname: Greeny Age: 12 Height: 164cm Shoe size: 10 Team: Bulldogs Grade: Under 14 Live: South Hummocks Occupation: Student Favourite basketballer: Chris Paul Favourite team: Boston Celtics Toughest opponent/club: Brooke Wilson

When was the last time you were fouled off? Earlier this year What would you do to lift the profile of basketball in Australia? Get famous players to come and set up a coaching clinic Hobbies other than basketball: Tennis, hockey, swimming, swimming, riding my motorbike and horse If you won $20 million in the lotto, what would be the first thing you would do? Split it and spend it!

If you were going to a deserted island, what three things would you take with you? Caitlyn, water and food If there was a front page headline written about you in The Plains Producer, what would it say? “Mouldsy and Greeny spear-tackle opponents on court…and are picked for Olympic Wrestling Team!”

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A MEN

A WOMEN

Long Plains 52 (Jamie McArdle 22, Will Banton 12, Ross Sharer 12) d Young Guns 16 (Derek Friedrichs 4, Luke Guy 4, Justin Walker 4 ).

Long Plains 34 (Kerri Blackwell 14, Cara Fiebig 10, Jess Fiebig 6) d Bulldogs 28 (Tegan Nottle 13, Kate Cmrlec 4, Nadine Wehr 3).

B MEN

B WOMEN

Peckers 36 (Lachlan Michael 16, Ryan Darling 14, Jason Henderson 3) def Magics 30 (Nigel Olsen 8, Peter McMillan 7, Ryan McPharlin 5).

Thunder 23 (Nikole McCracken 6, Hayley Shepherd 6, Brittany Koch 4) d Lightning 21 (Ciara Guy 6, Tess Lawson 4, Lauren Michael 4).

U/18 BOYS

Senior GIRLS

Mavericks 38 (Dylan Pfeiffer 11, Tate Michael 8, Timothy Shepherd 8) d Owen 33(Tommy Halls 13, Brandon Merry 13, Ryan Konzag 4).

Bulldogs 24 (Ashleigh Williams 13, Caitlyn Moulds 5, Hannah Hoepner 4) d Wildcats 21 (Brittany Koch 14, Aleisha Michael 4, Alexandra Wehr 2).

U/16 BOYS Owen 37 (Ryan Lloyd 10, Jayden Wedding 10,Jarrad Dunstan 7) d Bulldogs 22 (Joshua Appleby 11, Brandon Taylor 9, Jordan Alsop 2).

Junior BOYS Redlegs 41 (Tyler Moulds 19, Nathan Studham 14, William Dixon 4) d Bulldogs 39 (Samuel Carslake 19, Joshua Studham 18, Mitchell Lawrie 2).

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Junior GIRLS DIVISION ONE Bulldogs 31 (Natasha Greenshields 18, Tayla Williams 8, Katrina Price 3) d Breezers 16 (Kelsey Wedding 14, Maddison Merry 2). DIVISION TWO Sonics 33 (Kristy Selleck 15, Eleanor CunDningham 8, Amy Langdon 6) d Sharkes 16 (Sarah Heaslip 10, Kirrily White 6).

Long Plains Rules! Jamie McArdle, with five fantastic three pointers, is king. Kerri Blackwell, with her tenacity and leadership, is queen. Dribbler reckons it’s the first time for Longies to win the two A Grade grand finals. What great games they were to watch. We were waiting for “Big” Will Banton to slam again and bring down the backboard. It was not to be, but instead it was “Jamie, Jamie, Jamie!” Young Guns looked old and had nothing to offer, although Dribbler reckons Nathan Yates showed us a thing or two. Congratulations men. Could this be the resurgence of the Long Plains Basketball Club?! The A Women’s game was closer, but at no point did Bulldogs look like the team of last week. Tegan Notttle was terrific, full of run and class. But the fire power and defence of Longies was awesome. Cara and Jess Fiebig were like an impenetrable wall, guarding their basket like warriors, showing all who watch what zone defence is all about. It all began with games going as expected in the juniors. Natasha Greenshields was superb, and with the eye defying deft skills of broken-armed Tayla Williams, put the breeze up the Breezers by looking like winners from the word go. If Tayla’s attempts were all to drop, the scores would have blown out even more. Maddison Merry also had numerous shots but it was not their night. Kelsey Wedding tried to bring things back to hope, but the Bulldogs were just too strong. Kristy Selleck struck form at the right time and made the difference in the second’s game. There were plenty of good players, and next year’s girls games should rise to greater heights. The Junior Boys gave us a top game, with Redlegs just making it – as Dribbler and I both predicted. Bulldogs led at every break and there were goals galore. The Studham boys ran riot on opposing teams. Standing tall and talented were Tyler Moulds and Samual Carslake, both of whom look like having a big basketball future if they continue the way they have begun. A great game – a pity a decider was needed. “That’s what it’s all about!” says Dribbler. Senior girls did themselves proud with their exciting game. Dribbler was ‘on the money’ picking Bulldogs. I should have realised that Caitlyn Moulds and Ashleigh Williams would lift as it was a grand final. My favourite, talented and tenacious Brittany Koch, gave her all. So did her team mates and together gave us another match to remember. Under 16 Boys began terribly, nerves dominating. The score at the first break was a low two-toone, Owen leading. At half time the scores were level. Brandon Taylor and Joshua Appleby were instrumental in keeping their side in it, but as the second half went on, Owen proved too strong. Jayden Wedding and Jarrad Dunstan were electric and with the support of tall Ryan Lloyd, were able to finish as they had done most of the season. Under 18 Boys caught us all out, except for Dribbler, whose faith in the Mavericks was strong. Dylan Pfeiffer, who many of us know

WILL Banton, Long Plains defends as Young Gun Justin Walker flies toward the basket in A Men.

Friday Night Lights Adelaide Plains Basketball Report By Three Points

has the talent, put it together on the night with the assistance of Tate Michael and Timothy Shepherd, to show Owen that it’s not in the basket until the whistle has sounded. Ryan Konzag was raring to go, and with the skilled talls Tommy Halls and Brandon Merry, played well. However, finals need more than that if they are to be won. The Mavericks certainly lived up to their name. Dribbler, along with many others including the Magics, thought that their final was in the bag. They thought Ryan Darling would be playing football and not basketball. It was a myth and he made the difference. Lachlan Michael was again superb, leading the Peckers to a win. It was close, with Peter McMillan putting in a great game, the kind Dribbler was

expecting from Ryan McPharlin. Maybe he played football before the game, we don’t know, but he didn’t do what we expected. Neither did Jason Henderson, but it was still exciting to watch. B Women wasn’t as exciting as far as goal scoring went, with only one point scored at the first break. Lightning had the lead again at half time, with the scores a low five to four. Thunder managed to get in front by three quarter time, by one shot. It was this one shot that enabled them to win the game, as both teams scored similarly in the last quarter. Nikole McCracken was strong for Thunder, but I think Brittany made the difference. Dribbler thought the umpires were good and enjoyed having the guys from Gawler. The score tables seemed to work better with the teams having to find the personnel. There won’t be any missing basketball this winter, as there’s going to be a winter competition! I’ll be in that – see you there!

Award winners A Men Best and Fairest – Will Banton, runner-up Justin Walker B Grade Men Best and Fairest – Lachlan Michael, runner-up Ryan Darling A Grade Women Best and Fairest – Kerri Blackwell, runner-up Tegan Nottle B Grade Women Best and Fairest – Lauren Michael, runner-up Nikole McCracken Under 18 Boys Best and Fairest – Tommy Halls, runner-up Tate Michael Under 16 Boys Best and Fairest – Joshua Appleby and Christopher Veitch (joint winners), runner-up Brandon Taylor Junior Boys Best and Fairest – Tyler Moulds,

runner-up Samuel Carslake Under 12 Boys Best and Fairest – Joshua Studham, runner-up Samuel Michael Senior Girls Best and Fairest – Brittany Koch, runner-up, Ciara Guy Junior Girls division one Best and Fairest Emma Mahony, runner-up Kelsey Wedding Under 12 Girls Best and Fairest – Keisha Gregory, runner-up Tayla Williams Junior Girls division two Best and Fairest – Sarah Heaslip, runner-up Lexie Tiller Dad’s Pure Water Award – Andrew Michael Umpire’s Award – Duane Wilson, Brandon Taylor

Plains Producer, Wednesday March 30, 2011


SPORT v Bowls

Hamley vying for seven in a row • From back page Rogers (Riverton) had a one shot lead over Taylor (Balaklava), Clifford (Balaklava) had a nine shot lead over Griffiths (Riverton) while the Mullins (Riverton) – Thompson (Balaklava) match was level. Upon resumption of play, Balaklava edged further ahead to hold up to a 15 shot advantage over Riverton. At this point, it seemed reasonably certain that Balaklava would proceed into next week’s grand final. However, the wheels started to turn as Riverton once again slowly clawed back the deficit. With four or five ends to go across each of the three rinks, the margin was down to only seven shots. A couple of ends later, the margin was suddenly down to only one shot. As pressure intensified, telling bowls from both sides were delivered with the respective heads changing virtually with each bowl. Rogers (Riverton) was first to finish emerging with an 11 shot win over Taylor (Balaklava) in a match that had been close for much of the middle stages of the contest. Clifford (Balaklava) maintained

NEIL Rogers, Riverton and Barry Taylor, Balaklava skipper their teams in the Division One final at Hamley Bridge on Saturday.

his ascendancy over Griffiths (Riverton) to end his match with a 17 shot win, giving Balaklava a six shot lead with one rink still to finish. As the final end started in this rink, Mullins (Riverton) held a 13 shot lead over Thompson (Balaklava). Balaklava needed seven shots on this final end to force a tie, and extra ends, but gained only one shot. Having led for perhaps 90 per cent of the match, Balaklava was hauled in over the closing ends with Riverton finally winning by six shots. Riverton now progresses into the Division One grand final next week against Hamley Bridge, to be played at Balaklava. This contest will be an intriguing one, with minor premiers Riverton having the best record for the season (15-2; their only losses being against Hamley Bridge) against last year’s premiers Hamley Bridge (12-5 record), vying for seven premierships in a row. During the season, the record between the two sides is 2-2; Riverton winning the first match by 21 shots, Hamley Bridge the second by five shots, Riverton the third by seven

shots and finally, Hamley Bridge the second semi by eight shots. It is fair to say therefore, that whichever side wins will probably win by only a handful of shots or so, based on their last three encounters. Hamley Bridge has the advantage in finals experience over Riverton, but if Riverton is able to carry the momentum it had in the closing stages of last week’s match against Balaklava over into this match, then a tight tussle is likely. Riverton’s last grand final appearance was in the 2007-2008 season, when it succumbed to Hamley Bridge by 10 shots, while its last premierships were the three in a row it won between 1989 and 1992. And so, will Hamley Bridge win its seventh premiership in a row or will Riverton spoil the party and win its first premiership for almost 20 years? Division One – March 26, preliminary final results: Riverton 68 (N Rogers 26, B Mullins 27, M Griffiths 15) def Balaklava 62 (B Taylor 15, P Thompson 15, T Clifford 32). Division One – April 2, grand final: Hamley Bridge vs Riverton to be played at Balaklava, 1pm start.

Owen victorious in tight Two Red final

DEAN Willmott, Riverton focusses during the Division One match against Balaklava.

ROGER McQuire and Will McPharlin enjoy a cold one as they watch the Division Two match.

Hamley Red moves into Two White grand final Port Wakefield Gold challenged Hamley Red for the right to contest next week’s Two White Grand Final. This match was a close affair up to afternoon tea with Hamley Red (HR) holding a slender 6 shot lead over Port Wakefield Gold (PWG). Schilling (HR) held a 3 shot lead over Cluse (PWG) which was countered by Carslake’s (PWG) 3 shot lead over Morris (HR) while Tily (HR) had a 6 shot advantage over Brown (PWG). However, after the break, the match turned in Hamley Red’s favour with the final margin blowing out to 34 shots. Morris (HR) had an enthralling battle against Carslake (PWG) eventually winning by 3 shots; Schilling (HR) defeated Cluse (PWG) by 12 shots; while Tily (HR) easily accounted for Brown (PWG) by 19 shots. Hamley Red has now earned

the right to meet Balaklava Blue for the Two White Premiership. Balaklava Blue won both of its matches against Hamley Red this season, the latest being their three shot win in the recent second semi. Grand Final pressure can bring sides much closer together than otherwise would be expected and whichever side is able to settle quicker usually goes on to win. Balaklava Blue would enter this match against Hamley Red as favourite but perhaps the final result may finish just as close as their contest two weeks ago. Division Two White – March 26:- Preliminary Final: Hamley Red 81 (B. Morris 22, G. Schilling 27, J. Tily 32) def. Port Wakefield Gold 47 (A. Carslake 19, T. Cluse 15, A. Brown 13) Division Two White – April 2: - Grand Final: Balaklava Blue vs Hamley Red to be played at Balaklava, 1 pm start

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Owen and Hamley White contested the Two Red preliminary final; a match that had many ebbs and flows. In the first half of the match, Hamley White held the ascendancy despite having only one rink up. At afternoon tea, Fyfe (Hamley White) trailled Roper (Owen) by 10 shots, while Nichols (Hamley White) trailled Warnes (Owen) by six shots. However, these deficits were easily covered by Bell (Hamley White), who had amassed a 23 shot lead over Sullivan (Owen). After the break, Owen reined in the deficit to establish as much as a 13 shot lead about three quarters of

the way through the match. Hamley White then staged a comeback over the closing ends, but just failed going down by only four shots. For Owen, Roper finished with a nine shot win over Fyfe (Hamley White), while Warnes had a 12 shot win over Nichols (Hamley White). This 21 shot advantage was sufficient to cover Bell’s (Hamley Bridge) 17 shot win over Sullivan (Owen). Next week’s Two Red grand final will feature minor premiers Balaklava White against Owen. During the season, Owen won by 18 shots in their first meeting while Balaklava White won the recent second

semi-final by 14 shots. The two sides finished first and second this season with Balaklava White having the best record of 14-3, compared with Owen’s 11-7. While a close match is expected, Balaklava White’s season form would suggest they will be favoured to win the Two Red premiership for the 2010-2011 season. Division Two Red – March 26: preliminary final: Owen 76 (P Sullivan 16, B Roper 29, K Warnes 31) def Hamley White 72 (J Bell 33, A Fyfe 20, M Nichols 19). Division Two Red – April 2: grand final: Balaklava White vs Owen to be played at Balaklava, 1 pm start.

Grand final proceedings

BEN Sunderland bowls for Hamley in the Division Two final.

Congratulations to all sides competing in the respective grand finals, and may the best sides in the respective divisions win on the day. Balaklava Bowling Club will be providing afternoon tea on the day, with a $4 charge applying to all bowlers and spectators alike. Arrangements for grand final day will be as follows: n 2.30 pm – Sides arrive; cards and coin toss for mat completed by side managers n 2.40pm – Photographs taken of participating grand final sides n 12.50pm – Warm-up ends commence n 1.00 pm – Play starts n 3.00 pm – Afternoon tea n 5 – 5.30pm – Finals finishing Within 15 minutes of the last grand final finishing, the presentation

ceremony will start, as follows: Presentation of Association Championship Perpetual Trophies + Individual Trophies to respective winners of Pairs, Triples & Fours Championships (attire – whites). Division Two White – Presentation of premiership shield & badges. Division Two Red – Presentation of premiership shield & badges. Division One – Presentation of premiership shield & badges. Photographs will be taken during the presentation ceremony. Wasleys and Owen club secretaries are asked to inform their respective championship winners that their attendance at the presentation ceremony is required and, if not playing in the grand finals, that they bring their whites along with them to change into just prior to presentations. www.plainsproducer.com.au

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SPORT v District

Our Country Champs The Adelaide Plains Under 16 Boys association basketball team played in the Country Championships on the weekend, taking out the grand final by just one point in a fantastic win.

Saturday March 26

First game: Adelaide Plains v Murray Bridge at Port Adelaide. A strong start for the Adelaide Plains boys gave them the lead, and they never looked back. The boys worked on their set plays and controlled the game well. Murray Bridge didn’t give up, but were unable to break Adelaide Plains’ tight defensive line. Adelaide Plains won 41-18. Second game: Adelaide Plains v Riverland at Port Adelaide. Riverland came out strong. The Plains boys were still asleep from the long break. The game went goal for goal for a while, but the Plains boys were making silly mistakes and Riverland were making them pay by putting the goals on the score board. In the last quarter, Plains had some work to do and after a talking to from coach Wayne Hill, the boys

drove the ball harder into the basket, putting Riverland in trouble getting themselves to the foul line. The game was turned around in the dying stages, and Plains ended up winning 28 – 23. A nail biting game!

Sunday March 27

Third game – Adelaide Plains v Eastern Hills at Immanuel College. With a 7am start, the boys were impressively prepared and ready to play a hard game. Eastern Hills were quick and agile, but were no match for our tall standing young men. Plains played a ratty game, but dominated in rebounding and strong driving to the basket. During this game, the boys saw the opportunity to try a few new positions and to polish up on set plays. Plains won 54 – 16. Fourth game – Adelaide Plains v Naracoorte at Immanuel College. The final score doesn’t reflect how close this game was, but Plains had to work extra hard for every ball. Naracoorte’s defence was tough and very body-on-body, so the boys had to stand tall and take the hits. Jared Dunstan was lost in the first quarter

with and ankle injury, which then only gave the boys one on the bench, so rotation was quick to keep the boys fresh. Plains worked the ball around quickly in offence, and then when the opportunity was there, they drove hard at the basketball. Plains won 40 – 23. Grand final – Adelaide Plains v Riverland at Immanuel College. What an exciting grand final! Both sides wanted to win and were going to push each other to the very end. Riverland kept there heads a little better in the start of the game, but Plains kept with them and were only a point down at the three quarter mark. Coach Wayne Hill gave the boys a good talking to and let them know that whoever dropped there heads would loose the game. Plains fired up on the court and got a few quick baskets, but Riverland managed to make some massive turnovers to put them back in the game. Goal-for-goal scoring and a nail biting ending, but Plains managed to get Riverland in trouble and put them away on the foul line, winning the game by one point. Plains winning 27-26.

Adelaide Plains Under 16 Boys, back from left: Jarrad Dunstan, Chris Veitch, Zac Scholz, Ryan Konzag. Front: Cheryl Appleby (team Manager), Joshua Appleby, Wayne Hill (coach), Brandon Taylor and Jayden Wedding. Thank you to all the parents for bringing their kids to trainings, for scoring and timing and also for being there and supporting the boys from the sidelines. Also a huge thank you to Wayne Hill for stepping in and coaching the boys to the grand final. Leigh Wright is usually the boys’ coach, but

due to the Stanley cricket grand final, he was unable to attend the carnival. Everyone had fun and the boys did theAdelaide PlainsAssociation proud with their sportsmanship and attitude towards the games. – Cheryl Appleby, team manager.

Vi ct or y fo r Lo wer N or th LOWER North trophy winners: Kerry Michalanney - highest score (106), Shaun Dykes – fielding (20 votes) and Anthony Platt – bowling (25 wickets).

Lower North cricketers celebrate after defeating Sevenhill in Saturday’s Stanley cricket grand final. Pictured, back from left: Daniel Butterfield, Anthony Platt, Jason McPharlin, Kerry Michalanney, Tim Moulds, Chris Marshall, Sean Wiliams, Anthony Williams, Shane Rowland, Shaun Dykes. Front: Hayden Battle and Leigh Wright.

stanley Cricket Results of B Grade grand final cricket played on March 26, 2011

Lower North / Sevenhill Match won by Lower North Lower North Batting H.Battle ct D.Smith b M.Thomas............... 1 J.McPharlin b M.Thomas......................... 3 T.Moulds lbw M.Inglis.............................. 5 K.Michalanney Not Out......................... 34 S.Williams ct R.O’Neil b D.Smith............. 1 S.Dykes ct A.Gill b D.Smith..................... 0 A.Williams Run Out................................. 2 S.Rowland Run Out................................. 0 C.Marshall Not Out................................ 13 L.Wright..............................................DNB A.Platt.................................................DNB Extras 9 Total 7/68 Sevenhill Bowling Bowler O M W R M.Thomas 6 2 2 8 T.Jenkins 4 0 0 14 M.Inglis 8 1 1 16 D.Smith 8 0 2 14 M.Bannon 2 1 0 14

Sevenhill Batting M.Inglis lbw A.Williams............................ 31 A.Gill lbw A.Platt...................................... 6 D.Smith b L.Wright.................................. 6 R.Barp ct A.Platt b A.Williams................. 2 R.O’Neil b A.Williams.............................. 1 D.Kocsis ct&b A.Williams........................ 4 R.Hodgson lbw A.Williams...................... 1 W.Levich ct K.Michalanney b A.Williams.0 T.Jenkins b L.Wright................................ 6 M.Bannon Run Out.................................. 1 M.Thomas Not Out.................................. 4 Extras 5 Total 10/67 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R C.Marshall 8 0 0 16 A.Platt 8 0 1 18 L.Wright 6.1 1 2 14 S.Dykes 8 2 0 11 A.Williams 8 4 6 7

Results of Juniors grand final cricket played on March 27, 2011

Lower North / Burra/Leighton Match won by Lower North Lower North Batting C.McPharlin b T.Weich.............................. 4 T.Shepherd ct&b J.Low......................... 23 B.Freebairn Run Out............................. 49 H.Veitch ct T.Weich b W.Brooks.............. 6 B.Chapman Not Out.............................. 22 R.Logan b J.Cousins............................... 0 J.Butterfield Run Out............................... 0 R.Chapman........................................DNB Extras 31 Total 6/135 Burra/Leighton Bowling Bowler O M W R W.Weich 8 2 1 18 B.Klinger 8 0 0 31 J.Low 8 2 1 23 W.Brooks 8 1 1 23 J.Cousins 5 0 1 20 A.Klinger 2 0 0 13

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Burra/Leighton Batting W.Brooks ct T.Goldney b T.Shepherd...... 0 S.Matle b C.McPharlin............................. 9 J.Low b C.McPharlin............................. 23 J.Cousins b T.Shepherd........................ 23 B.Klinger b C.McPharlin.......................... 0 T.Wiech b C.McPharlin.......................... 20 A.Klinger ct R.Logan b B.Chapman...... 22 C.Linder ct B.Freebairn b B.Chapman.... 3 B.Weich b B.Easlea................................. 0 J.Kleinig Run Out (R.Logan)................... 0 J.Weiss Not Out....................................... 0 Extras 30 Total 10/130 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R T.Shepherd 8 0 2 31 C.McPharlin 8 1 4 20 H.Veitch 6 0 0 13 B.Chapman 5.3 0 2 17 R.Logan 8 0 0 33 B.Easlea 1 0 1 6 J.Butterfield 1 1 0 0

LOWER NORTH juniors, back from left: Riley Chapman, Roger Logan, Hosea McPharlin, Brett Freebairn, Luke Cunningham, Bryce Chapman, Bailey Easley, coach Chris Allen. Front: Tim Goldney, Jacob Butterfield, Tim Shepherd, Caleb McPharlin, Harrison Veitch, Ethan Allen

Premiership for Stanley juniors The Lower North division two cricket team brought home premiership glory from Sunday’s match against Burra, played at Blyth oval. Burra batted first, making a solid 130 runs, with J Low having 23, J Cousins 23, T Wiech 20 and A Klinger 22. It was then Lower North’s turn to bat. Mr Consistent, Caleb McPharlin was bowled for four runs, and Tim Shepherd was caught and bowled for 23 runs. This put Lower North on the ropes.

Brett Freebairn and Harrison Veitch were the next pair, having a good partnership of 23, until Veitch was caught for six. Next was Bryce Chapman at the crease, with Freebairn knocking up a 67 run partnership, clinching the final for Lower North. The final was played with great sportsmanship from both sides. It was a great spectacle which had spectators on the edge of their seats till the end. Plains Producer, Wednesday March 30, 2011


SPORT v District

Clare ‘Masters’ Mid North grand final The winning Hamley Bridge side, from left: Nancy Bubner, Shirley Noble, Bob Larkin, Sue Sunderland, Joe Tily, Natalie Fyfe, Corrie Frencken, Alan Fyfe and Marilyn Nicholls.

Hamley girls snatch WWBA title

The Wooroora Women’s Pennant grand final was played at Mallala on March 24. President Gloria Wandel opened the day and welcomed Region 8 councillors and spectators, numbers swelling to over 50 as the day went on. Hamley Bridge began well, but Balaklava soon picked up the pace. After the half time break it was shot for shot, then Hamley Bridge started

to gradually draw away. With three ends to go, Balaklava were 10 shots down and just couldn’t cut Hamley back. Hamley Bridge 41 defeated Balaklava 26. Congratulations to Hamley Bridge and thank you to the spectators who braved the showery conditions. – Gwenda Cheek, WWBA secretary

PREMIERS, Blyth, back from left: Raelene Lamond, Tara Baggendorf, Kaye Wandel, Jacqui Pettifer. Front: Elva Zweck, Val McCormack (sk), Cheryl Wandel (sk), Dorothy Eckermann.

Blyth ladies break the drought After 56 years, the Blyth Ladies brought home the 2010/11 Pennant Premiership in the Hutt & Hill River Women’s BowlingAssociation, defeating Redhill Red 44-32 at Snowtown. The Blyth Ladies’ Club joined the Hutt & Hill River Association in 1955, and were lucky to play in the grand final that first season, but were defeated by Snowtown. It took another 50 years before the Blyth girls played in their next grand final – in

2005 – and again went down for the count. Blyth sat third at the end of the 2010/11 minor season, and had to win each final to clinch the premiership. The Blyth community look forward to the ladies doing some painting around the town, as is the Blyth tradition. All the best to the Division One Blyth men, who play at Blyth in the second semi, and to the Division Two men who play at Auburn in the first semi final, this Saturday.

Bowls Sides for Saturday

Sides for Saturday April 2. Owen v Balaklava at Balaklava. D Brown, G Wandel, R Hill, P Sullivan (sk). D Hartwell, L Beaty, K Gould, K Warnes (sk), B Diehl, G Duncan, L Hean, B Roper (sk). Cars: D Brown, K Warnes, R Hill depart at 12.15pm.

Golf BALAKLAVA LADIES Results from Thursday, March 24. The first game of the winter season saw a total of 12 ladies present themselves to the starter for a stroke round. We thank Barrie and his band of bonza blokes who have worked so hard on our course. A grade was won by Cathy Redpath with a nett 77. B winner was Louise Michael with a nett 75, followed by Tania Matz nett 78, Joan Anderson nett 84 and Moya Hayes nett 91. C grade saw newcomer Denby Wandel collect the prize with a nett 83, followed by Jill Taylor nett 84, Sue Friedrichs nett 87, Julia Hoskin nett 88, Tania Allen nett 92 and Genni Edwards nett 101. Genni Edwards collected the NTP prize on hole three. Producer Points Louise Michael 5, Cathy Redpath 4,Tania Matz 3, Denby Wandel 2, Jill Taylor 1. Next week: 9am start, first Stableford and Count Putts day. Starters: J Hoskin, L Michael. “Golf is the hardest game in the world. There’s no way you can ever get it. Just when you think you do,the game jumps up and puts you into your place” – Ben Crenshaw

Balaklava Men

Corey Temby did his epigrammatic best last Saturday, by placing a small stone deep within his golf bag as he headed off down the first fairway,

THE Clare Masters side took out this year’s Mid North Tennis Association premiership, after defeating Balaklava at Watervale on Saturday. Finals results. A Grade – March 12: Clare Masters d Balaklava 13-11. Hilltown d Clare Young Guns 14-10. March 19: Balaklava d Hilltown 18-6. March 26 (grand final): Clare Masters d Balaklava 15-9. B Grade – March 12: Sevenhill d Mintaro 15-9. Clare Aces d Blyth 14-10. March 19: Mintaro d Clare Aces 15-9. March 26 (): Sevenhill d Mintaro 12-12 (117-107). JuniorS – March 19: Hilltown d Blyth Alligators 11-1. Clare Yellow d Blyth Crocodiles 6-6 (59-56). March 26: Hilltown d Clare Yellow 11-1.

Margaret seeks footballers’ names RECOGNISE any of these footballers from years ago? This old team photograph, believed to have been taken in the early 1900s, was uncovered by former Mallala resident, Margaret Roney (nee Curnow). Margaret and husband David left Mallala 23 years to live and work in Mosman, in North Queensland, but the pair still visit the region to visit relatives. Margaret found the photo amongst many treasures of her

saying pithily to mighty Merv. Hameister “Go on Goliath, do yer best, pal”. Merv did indeed do his best, but young Corey, in his role of David, slew his opponent 4/3 to claim the Summer Cup - well done young fella! However, total domination of the day’s proceedings was not Corey’s lot, as the A Grade field of 11 souls was stormed by the ever-dangerous, ridiculously talented Tate Michael, whose 40 Stableford points won him the day. He lathered Mark Loy (37) into second place and bull-dozed Jimmie Breuer (36) into third. Behind them trailed I MIchael (35), P Lamont (34), W Nagle (33), D Taylor (32), W Parkin (31), M Hameister (30), D Hannaford (27) and P Anderson (26). From the B Grade bun-fight, emerged a triumphant Scott Michael with 42 points, who slightly dented Corey Temby’s euphoria on a count back, while that gent with a stent, Laughing Les Masson (34), stormed home in third place. Stumbling in thereafter were J Curnow (33), D Trickett (30), R Veitch (29), D Rodgers (29), D Robinson (28), G Anderson (26), W Berry (25) and R Hahn (21). The C Grade confab was decided in favour of rising star Geoff Leo (44), while Dillon MIchael, with 36 points, managed to frog-leap Moya Hayes (38) into second place, which left Bev Hannaford to be anointed third place status for her fighting score of 34. Let us move on and record the endeavours of those remaining hardy souls whose toils should receive equally deserved recognition: G Toms (33), M Smith (33), T Matz (30), M Bell (29), M Kerst (27), L Michael (25) and A Henstridge (24). Having seen just how close to the pin Jimmie Breuer lobbed his shot at the 10th, it would have been impossible for him to not have claimed an additional reward with a Birdie. He did, of course, as did Peter Lamont at the 15th. NTPs were achieved also by Messrs I Michael at the third, Dean Robinson (eighth) and Tate Michael (17th). This week it would be nice to think that the course could again attract a strong field of 34 players. Regardless, the Stableford stoush will be sent sward-wards by starter Les Masson, with the close, vital support of the mighty Muzz, Murray Smith. Mark Loy will either play his selection of favourite Tibetan

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MNTA PREMIERS, Clare Masters, back from left: Matt Dare, Reuben Zweck, Graham Coulter, Andrew Noack, George Coles and Mark West. Front: Belinda McInerney, Belinda Dare, Lisa Bennie, Sue Dobbs and Julieanne Smith.

mother, Valda Curnow. “I think it originally came from my grandmother, Minerva Irish,” Margaret said. She showed the photo, still in remarkably good condition, to her father, Harry, who at 92 now resides at Hamley Bridge hospital. “Dad couldn’t name anyone,” Margaret said. So Margaret took the photo to Dublin identity Pat Thompson, who found an old team picture from the same era – but still the

yak herders’ milk-curdling songs on his ocarina, from the crouch, or serve the odd bevvy at the 19th. This will, of course, be decided by player votes, so start thinking now which way you’ll go with such a fascinating choice, vote early and vote often. Meanwhile Corey Temby, if he’s managed to get his feet back to earth by then, will whip us all into a frenzy of philanthropy with his demon Chook Wheel. The very next day, Sunday April 3, will be our glorious Winter Opening Day, an Ambrose event featuring a shotgun start at midday, or noon, whichever comes first. That highly sought-after, guaranteed dag-free Nyowee Trophy will be up for grabs, so dress carefully, lest you and your mate get lucky and the Producer happens to be on hand to record this galah event for posterity. Men are asked to bring salads (made by women), women to bring sweets (made by the same women) and children to carry in brightly-coloured vacuum cleaners.

Hamley Bridge

Twenty-seven players competed in Saturday’s stableford competition, Barrie Zerner making another assault on his handicap, winning the day with 39 points from Leigh Durdin 38, Warren Isgar and John Mitchell 37, Rex Mortimer and Matt Werfel 36, Bradley Zerner and Rob McGregor 35. Other scores: Max Grasby, Roen Cameron, Ian Ferguson 34 Barry Schwartz, Errol Branson, Anton Noack 33 Wally Jackson, Cliff Applebee 32 Steve Howe, Len Usher, George Dahlitz 31 and eight players who never made the cut. Birdies: John Mitchell 15 Bradley Zerner 9. NTP: John Mitchell ninth. Under the guidance of Cliff Applebee, Anton Noack managed a full 360 degree swing for a “fish result” on the ninth – Cliff couldn’t wait to spread the news! Only 14 Players competed in Thursday’s Stabelford competition due to the suspect weather, with Wim Van Pelt winning a low scoring affair with 36 points on a count back from Balaklava vice captain Merv Hamiester 36, Ross Hienze 35 and Warren Isgar 34. Birdies: Barrie Schwartz 12th. The NTP prize stayed with the club, however George Dahittz managed a fine “fish” shot in the trees on the seventh.

faces were a mystery. “The umpire has appeared in both photographs, and we think it might be Norm Irish, but we’re not really sure,” Margert said. “It could be an association football team. Maybe the building behind them is a clue. “I would love to know who these men are.” Contact the Plains Producer on 8862 1977 or email editor@ plainsproducer.com.au and we will inform Margaret.

Shooting Lower Light

Results for Saturday March 26. Range 600m Cyclists & Torrens Valley. A Grade: F Pinyon 196.8. B Grade: G Apthomas 188.3. Sighters: G Apthomas 40.1. Handicap: F Pinyon 99.4/97.4 (7) 200, W Muhleder 91.1/92 (20) 200, G Apthomas 93.1/95.2 (13) 200, P Gale 98.2/96.3 (2) 196, J Pinyon 78/94.2 (12) 184. Phoenix. A Grade: D Logos 194.7. B Grade: G Henderson 191. Sighters: D Clarke 36.1.Handicap: M Bialkowski 95.4/95.3 (12) 200, D Logos 99.5/95.2 (6) 200, G Henderson 95/96 (8) 199, C George 95.1/95.1 (8) 198, C Williams 93.1/96.4 (7) 196, D Clarke 96.1/92.1 (5) 193, M Challen 95.2/92.1 (6) 193, J Samuel 94.4/92 (6) 192. Cyclists & Torrens Valley F Class. F Open: B Moulds 194. F Standard: B Galpin 186. Sighters: B Moulds 37. Handicap: M Willment 95/94 (16) 200, D Zerbe 95/95 (13) 200, B Galpin 93/93 (15) 200, T Manning 94/90 (17) 200, B Moulds 98/96 (5) 199, M Williams 88/94 (15) 197, S Mann 82/95 (18) 195, R Braund 93/95 (6) 194, S Braund 91/96 (4) 191, L Bament 85/86 (14) 185. Phoenix F Class. F Standard: M Roberts 191. Sighters: M Roberts 34.Handicap: E Kanik 95/95 (12) 202, M Roberts 96/95 (9) 200, C Mousley 90/85 (19) 194, R Mousley 92/95 7 194, K Neale 91/86 (15) 192, J Close 64/89 (13) 166. Light River. A Grade: B Wrightson 193.3. B Grade: G Buddle 191.5. F Class: G Mincham 186.1. Sighters: B Wrightson 38.1. Handicap: G Morony 96/93.2 (19) 210, G Buddle 98.3/93.2 (11) 207, B Wrightson 96.2/97.1 (7) 203, R Spillman 90.3/97.2 (9) 202, G Lewis 91/93 (18) 202, G Mincham 93.1/93 (10) 197, P Bothwell 88/87 (16) 191. Postal & Railways.AGrade: S Giles 188.5. B Grade: S Giles 188.5. C Grade: W Phillips 180.2. Sighters W Phillips 38. Handicap: S Giles 94.2/94.3 188.5, P Bissett 95.1/93.3 188.4, V Synusas 95.3/89.1 184.4, I Mackintosh 93.2/92.1 183.3, W Phillips 95.2/85 180.2, M Bethune 91/87 178.0, M Spendelove 88/89.1 177.1, T Button 89.1/88 177.1, S Powell 91.2/82 173.2, B Taylor 74/78.1 152.1.

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For Sale

Business wanted, proven financials. Anything considered. Ph 0428 559 787. 1987 Volvo 4 door sedan, colour white, manual with o/drive, regular servicing. Good tyre’s. Interior and exterior in excellent condition. Full history available from new, reg no XMW 510. Please phone 8528 2138 for further details, $3,400. Any reasonable offer considered.

FIREWOOD for sale. $150 for ute load. $90 for trailer load. Also saw bench for hire with operator $80. Phone 0408 800 534 Balaklava.

Jinma tractor, 50hp, 4 wheel drive, 4 cylinder diesel, front end loader, PTO, power steering, dual stage clutch, ROPS and Canopy, demo model, registered, reg no QVP 932, $24,000. Phone: 0428 890 107.

Coil oil heater. Dimplex OFC1500 $40. Excellent A1 condition. Phone: 8862 1810.

Emmaljunga navy pram and extra front seat $100 ono. Sewing, double seat $50. Steelcraft portable baby cot and mattress to fit, good condition $70. Phone 8528 6073 or 0437 286 073.

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SAILPLANE flights. The Balaklava Gliding Club has $60 gift vouchers available for passenger flights any weekend from their airfield 10km north west of Balaklava on main Snowtown road. Bookings 8864 5062.

Adult Services

Erection and premature Problems? Help for $30. Money back guaranteed. Ph: 0424 452 329.

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RAINFALL Station

Situations Vacant

McArdle Pty Ltd, Agfert Fertilizers require Truck Drivers & Loader Driver. Please fax resume: 8862 1631. Phone office: 8862 1866.

Wanted

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

Wanted to Buy

VALIANTS wanted AP5 to CL sedans, wagon, utes, parts, anything considered. Ph Joe 0439 339 634. WANTED Motorcycles. We will buy or sell your motorcycle on consignment. Gawler Motorcycle Centre, Lot 1 Main North Road Evanston Phone 8522 7700.

Death

Angel - Doreen Lily.

Passed away peacefully Friday March 18, 2011 at the Lyell McEwin Hospital. Aged 76 years. Loved wife of Kevin (deceased). Much loved Mum and mother-in-law of Mark and Megan, Peter and Helen. Dearly loved nannof Joella, Mitchel, Maylie, Kane, Sean and Aysha. Thanks to staff of Ward 2A at the Lyell McEwin Hospital and special thank to Dr John.

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wheelchair - Glide Series 3 h/duty 55cm for larger person, maroon, in as new condition, used 3 months only. Sell $1,500 firm (new $3,000). Has extras. Phone 8862 1131 or 0428 172 310 - Balaklava.

Lost

Lost dog - black and white terrior. Last seen in the Watchman area on Thursday March 24, 2011. Phone 0427 043 442. Good reward. Answers to Annie

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Spa / pool 2m x 2m x .5m, 6 person, includes 2 beds, red cedar cabinet, sapphire blue interior, $4,000. Phone 0408 462 106.

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SILVAN Turbomiser 2000lt overhead sprayer $12,000 ono. Polaris Magnum 6 wheel with 200 lt Tank Sprayer $4,000. Enviromist Weed Sprayer 2m wide tow behind $600. Ph: 0418 852 167.

Adelaide Plains, Clare & Gilbert Valleys:

WARNINGS Information at www.bom.gov.au/weather or 1300 659 215 (Local call cost) STATE Isolated showers and thunderstorms will develop over the Northeast Pastoral north of Broken Hill during this afternoon. In the south, a front will extend over southern coasts during the morning bringing isolated showers to the southern and western coastal districts, tending scattered about the Lower South East district during the morning. Cooler moderate south to southeast winds, freshening after the front. Morning fog patches in the south. Isolated showers will contract to the Nullarbor coast, Lower Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island on Thursday and clear by the afternoon. Another front will move across southern coasts on Friday afternoon extending isolated

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

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Pine TV corner unit, TV not included. 2.1m x 1m $300 o.n.o. Phone 8864 3020. Drum kit, silver colour, $400 o.n.o. Phone 0417 807 904.

For Sale

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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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.

1999 Mitsubishi Magna Exec Station wagon, WLJ767, 213,000kms, fully serviced, good cond. $3,500ono. Phone 0417847-873.

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Long Plains Netball uniforms. 1 large (10-12) ladies. 1 Sze 12/girls shirt. 1 Sze 12 jumper. 1 xys football shorts. 1 pair junior football socks (worn only once). All in excellent condition. Used for 1 season. Make an offer. Call Bec 0447 069 641.

Garlic Seed Stock. Australian white, SA grown. Price $8 to $12/kg + freight. 2 tonnes available. AGIA Member. Mobile 0418 843 716.

1997 Diesel Toyota Dual Cab Utility, Reg WIA 987. 227,900km. Good Condition. $9,900 GST inc O.N.O. Mobile 0408 614 469.

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KIA RIO 2004, white, 4 cyl, 4 door, 5 speed manual, 110,000kms, elec windows & mirrors, central locking, air cond, driver airbag, tinted windows, 3x car seat anchors, great condition and very reliable, full service history, 7months rego, XCN675 $5,700o.n.o, PH 0417 889 364

F alcon , 1995, 180,000kms, tow bar, electic brakes, $2,800. Phone 0427 829 297 or 8862 1695.

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conditions apart from isolated showers near southern coasts in a cool to mild southwest to southeast airstream. CENTRAL DISTRICT FORECAST Wednesday: Isolated showers south of about Minlaton to Adelaide, contracting to Kangaroo Island during the evening. Cool to mild with moderate to fresh southwest to southeast winds. Thursday: Isolated morning showers about Kangaroo Island. Fine and partly cloudy otherwise. Cool to mild with light to moderate south to southeast winds. Friday: Isolated showers about Kangaroo Island, extending to southern Yorke Peninsula and about eastern slopes of the ranges during the afternoon. Cool to mild with moderate southwest to southeast winds. GULF WATERS FORECAST Wednesday: Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres on southern Spencer Gulf. Thursday: Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending southwest to southeasterly during the afternoon.

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Doreen’s Funeral was conducted on Thursday March 24, 2011 at the cornerstone Uniting Church, Davoren Park. ARROWSMITH - Norm 11/07/1934 to 29/03/2011 will be missed by wife Juliette, Sandra and Phil, Stuart, Adam, Deb and Shanna. We love you.

Death

PRATT - Arthur George. Passed away peacefully at Mallala Community Hospital on March 27, 2011. Aged 91 years Beloved husband of the late Hazel. Loved father of Jeannette, Gloria, Christine, Betty, Yvonne, Judith and their families. Forever in our hearts. Private Cremation

In Memoriam

Maxwell - Dorothy. 29/10/1931 to 26/03/2006. Five years and your memories, love and kindness are still as clear as ever. Never forgotten. We miss you. Love always Bob and families. Williams - Syd 02/04/2006.

Close to our hearts you will aways stay loved and remembered everyday

Sadly missed by Dulcie, Trixie, Kelvyn, Maureen, Colleen, John and families.

Return Thanks

Joy and Colin Milton wish to thank everyone for cards, expressions of sympathy and support in the very sad loss of their grandson Cameron.

20th Wedding

Clarke, Philip & Philomena celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary, April 6. Best wishes from both families.

Birth

Reardon (nee Billing). Craig, Melissa and big sister Olivia are thrilled to announce the birth of Matilda Rose on March 22, 2011 weighing 6lb 4oz at the BWMH. A beautiful granddaughter for Karren and Ray, Colleen and Bruce.

Coming Events

Breast Cancer Support Group Initial Get Together

on: Next Tuesday April 5 at: 6.30pm tea at Balaklava Royal Hotel • Topics: Planning for 2011 - bring your ideas & Mother’s Day Classic bus - Anyone?

Any and All Welcome

RSVP Please to Diane 0439 886 312

Farming Family owned business offering quality Mobil Fuels and Lubricants

INFORMATION

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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

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coming events

★ Blyth Cinema ★

Auction Sale

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

• Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of The Dawn Treader (PG) ★ ★ ★ - Fri April 1, 8pm - Sat April 2, 6pm - Sat April 9, 2pm • Red (M) ★ ★ ★ ★ Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Action/Comedy - Sat April 2, 8pm - Fri April 8, 8pm Tickets: •Concession/Student $8 •Adults $10 •Family tickets $25 (2 +2) extra child $2.50 •Child $5 3 Full Dolby digital surround sound 3 Candy bar 3 A/Cond

TWO Wells OVAL

Sunday April 3 • ID required • Fully catered • Goods received from 6am • Selling from 10am For more info contact 0429 202 336 or 0407 184 501

Balaklava Courthouse Gallery

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

Youth United begins again

Thursday

Mar 31 & ApRil 14

at Balaklava Uniting Church Hall (Edith Terrace, Balaklava)

•5.30 pm - 7 pm fortnightly • Small groups • Worship time

ADELAIDE PLAINS BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Social Winter Basketball

Youth United is a venture of the Balaklava Christian Churches

Starts Wednesday May 4, 2011 & Finishes Wednesday July 6, 2011

Melanie Evans 0427 796 970 Lee Cunningham 0429 621 143

at Balaklava High School Gym

Balaklava Bowling Club

Ladies’ Fashion Parade Wednesday April 6

1pm at Balaklava Bowling Club • Tickets $10 • Limited tickets at the door

under an ADVERTISED blanket on an ADVERTISED mattress and pulls off ADVERTISED pyjamas bathes in an ADVERTISED shower shaves with an ADVERTISED razor brushes his teeth with ADVERTISED toothpaste washes with ADVERTISED soap puts on ADVERTISED clothes drinks a cup of ADVERTISED coffee drives in an ADVERTISED car AND THEN REFUSES TO ADVERTISE BELIEVING IT DOESN’T PAY Later, if business is poor he ADVERTISES it for sale!

WHY IS IT SO??

Sunday April 3, 2011 2pm in the Gallery

To register please contact: Annette on 0419 161 060 or Wayne Hill

• $25 Adult/$20 Concession • Refreshments • Tickets available at Tads Embroidery

For information contact Lenice: 8862 1173

Balaklava Golf club

Guernsey Presentation

Sunday April 3 at 11.30am

Taste

Guest Speaker:

Ben “Truck” Rutten

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Lions Club of Balaklava District

Thursday March 31, 2011 - 5.30 to 7pm •Presentation to Junior grades 6pm • Addressing Senior Players at 6.45pm • $5.00 Meals • Bar facilities available • Senior Presentation by Coaches after tea

Coming FOOD~ WINE ~ LIVE JAZZ/BLUES ALL WELCOME Events 2011 Grand Rematch - Mallala vs Virginia ~Final11am-4pm Biggest Morning Tea SUNDAY - Friday May 20 17 APRIL Saturday April 2 2011 @ Mallala Oval • 9am - 11:30am • Helpers needed Lions Auction - Sunday October 9 • Kevin 8862 1858 Kossie 8862 2067

Lions Recycle Glasses & Sunglasses • No cases please • Please leave at Balaklava Chemist shop

MAIN NORTH ROAD, RHYNIE 30 minutes north of Gawler enquiries 0418 806 747

ATLANTIC STREET BAND

Invitation to attend April 2011 meeting Lower North NRM Group Members of the community are invited to attend the next meeting of the Lower North Regional Group of the Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management (NRM) Board on: Wednesday 6th April 2011 10.15 am Group meeting 12.30 noon Lunch The Spalding Hotel, Spalding The Lower North Group comprises community representatives who provide advice and operational support to the Northern and Yorke NRM Board about natural resources management issues. Members have skills and expertise in a range of natural resources management issues. The Lower North Group region stretches from Balaklava to Jamestown and Burra to Port Pirie. For more information, please contact the Board on 8636 2361 or email: board@nynrm.sa.gov.au

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Public Notice

DIG INVESTMENTS PTY LTD as trustee for the Dylan Stodart Family Trust and DR & VJ Newbold Holdings Pty Ltd as trustee for the Newbold Investment Trust have applied to the Licensing Authority for Transfer of Liquor and Gaming Machine Licences

Lions Walking Trail - Working Bee • Warren 0429 123 004 Lions Christmas Cakes • Good Birthday cakes • Harold 8862 1335 Kevin 8862 1858

in respect of premises situated at: Edwards Street, Port Wakefield, SA 5550

Christmas Pagant at Triangle • Friday December 16, 2011

and know as: Rising Sun Hotel

MORELLA NURSERY Watervale - Ph: 8843 0111 Fax: 8843 0119

Rose sadly announces the…

CLOSING DOWN Of Morella Cottage Nursery

We will miss the chats, the laughs and the friendship and support over the past years, which have been so sincerely appreciated. Thank you all - we couldn’t have done it without you. A huge thank you to Donna in particular and all the other wonderful crew who have helped over the year.

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The application has been set down for hearing on April 27, 2011 at 11.30am. Any person may object to the application by lodging a notice of objection in the prescribed form with the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner, (and serving a copy of the notice on the Applicant) at least 7 days before the hearing date (viz 20/04/2011). The applicant’s address for service is: c/- Talbot Oliver Lawyers (Attention: Jarrod Ryan), GPO Box, Perth WA 6000

The application and certain documents and material relevant to the application may be inspected without fee at a place and during a period specified by the Liquor and Gambling Commisioner, Ninth Floor, East Wing, 50 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000, MAIN NORTH ROAD, RHYNIE Phone: 8226 8500, Fax: 8226 8512, Email: olgc@ MAIN NORTH ROAD, north RHYNIE 30 minutes of Gawler 30 minutes north0418 ofRd, Gawler Main North 806 747 agd.sa.gov.au enquiries enquiries 0418 806 747 Date: 23/03/2011 Rhynie

FOOD ~ WINE ~ LIVE JAZZ/BLUES FOOD ~ WINE ~ LIVE JAZZ/BLUES SUNDAY 17 APRIL ~ 11am-4pm SUNDAY 17 APRIL ~ 11am-4pm ATLANTIC STREET BAND

ATLANTIC STREET BAND

30 minutes north of Gawler Enquiries NO BYO alcohol please ~ Bring a deck chair THE FISH BOWL BOYS

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• Come along and bring your rug or chair • Picnic tea• Alcohol and drug free event

LIQUOR LICENSING ACT, 1997 Gaming Machines Act 1992 NOTICE OF APPLICATION

NO BYO alcohol please ~ Bring a deck chair

HAPPY GARDENING

April 9 - 7.30pm start at Balaklava Oval

FORM 1

THE FISH BOWL BOYS

Lions Old Battery Collection • Will collect • Kevin 8862 1101 Kevin 8862 1858 Peter 8862 2067

Open every day until April 10

Family Movie Night

Mallala Football Club

Winter Season Opening A

A man wakes up after sleeping

Aleksandr Tsiboulski

3 Player registrations are now open & closes April 21 3 Masters – male/female 3 Seniors 3 Juniors

• Followed by 4 person ambrose, 12 noon shotgun start • BBQ tea • Men please bring salads • Ladies please bring sweets

WHY IS IT?

Guitar Concert - Music from Brazil, Mexico, US

Youth Week Event

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Arrowsmith - Norman. On March 29, 2011 at Balaklava.

THE FISH BOWL BOYS

NO BYO alcohol please ~ Bring a deck chair

0418 808 747

Applicant: Dig Investments Pty Ltd as Trustee for the Dylan Stodart Family Trust and DR & VJ Newbold Holdings Pty Ltd as Trustee for the Newbold Investment Trust.

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PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: sales@plainsproducer.com.au FAX: 8862 1997

situations vacant

echo Two Wells

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SITUATION VACANT

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Rural manufacturing and merchandise based

ATTENTION: .......................... businessNicole located 25mins from Balaklava

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and 20mins from Two Wells FAX: ......................................................... EMAIL: ..................................................... Trade Assistant Name: ..............................................

nicole@roofsealrural.com.au Casual/Fulltime

Signature: ....................................... Required for sheetmetal work using EDITION/S: March 2 and Emp ................................................ hand power toolsDate: in our silo section. fit andcheck agile person who able to Phone: (08 CHECK CAREFULLY Suit – Please “TheisLeader” work a team. Overtime available. this proof thoroughly as in the or Fax: (08) 8564 responsibility for its accuracy rests Full time Permanent Immediate start available with you ... our valued client. EMAIL: leadernewspaper@ Ph: 08 8527 0005 A long term position is available for a e-mail: lyn@sharmans.com.au Rep: Brett Set: Cass Proof Sent By:......................... Day / Date: ....................................Time

Reporter/Photographer

Farmhand

Part time position

The Two Wells & Districts Echo newspaper is a monthly newspaper circulating throughout Two Wells and the Adelaide Plains. With 2,500 copies distributed each month, and a print readership of about 7,000, we offer our community and customers an unbiased medium to convey their message. The right applicant will have:

motivated and experienced rural worker to compliment family farm involved in large scale cropping and hay.

• Strong interest in the community, • An interest in writing and/or photography • Excellent communication and time management skills and a positive attitude • Computer and email knowledge, • Good spelling and grammar.

Preferred attributes include • Keen interest in cropping • Mechanical and maintenance knowledge • HC licence

People of all ages and from the Two Wells and Lewiston area are encouraged to apply. Remuneration is dependent on experience.

Roof Seal Rural

20 Main Street Kapunda SA 5373 Tel: (08) 8566 2922 Fax: (08) 8566 2321 Email: sales@roofsealrural.com.au www.roofseal.com.au

House available in January

ABN 57 008 156 769

Applications to: Schoenfeld Manor Box 66, Freeling 5372 0408 828 871 brmuster@bigpond.net.au

Reporter/ Photographer Full Time or part time position

The Plains Producer newspaper is a weekly newspaper circulating throughout the Adelaide Plains and Lower North. With about 2,300 copies sold each week, and a print readership of about 7,000 plus 700 online readers, we offer our community and customers an unbiased medium to convey their message.

sELF EMPLOYMEnt OPPORtUnitY

The right applicant will have: • Strong interest in the community, • An interest in writing and/or photography • Excellent communication and time management skills and a positive attitude • Computer and email knowledge, • Good spelling and grammar.

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To discuss this opportunity and obtain a position description, please contact: Andrew Manuel at the Plains Producer on 08 8862 1977 or andrew@plainsproducer.com.au

Free Quotes

Applications for both positions close Thursday April 7, 2011

MID NORTH

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Consulting Fridays 9am to 1pm at Balaklava Ambulance Station

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

Kybunga - NEW

Real Estate landmark.com.au

HOYLETON

BALAKLAVA $227,000

Prime Farming Land

• This home has had a stunning interior makeover • Outside boasts an easy care yard with fruit trees, concrete driveway, 2 garages, new rear verandah and rainwater plumbed throughout the home • Now the inside keeps the charm of it’s era, with ornate ceilings and glass feature doors, with a few modern touches. • 3 bedrooms, main with BIR, lounge which opens into the open plan stunning modern kitchen/dine. Rear sun room or 2nd living area, even the toilet is something special....with a water saving feature.

2 Adjoining Lots Available.

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Lot 2: 102ha – Price Range: $756,000–$806,000

BALAKLAVA $199,000

Deep red/brown loams, excellent cropping history, reliable rainfall area (approx. 450mm). Ideal for modern broad acre farming.

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Web ID: 7274104

Steve Redden 0408 836 914

www.plainsproducer.com.au

RLA 65389

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Lot 1: 90.22ha – Price Range: $668,000–$713,000

RIVERTON (08) 8847 2209 19 Torrens Road

$370,000

• Fully renovated church in the quaint Mid North town of Kybunga • Handcrafted kitchen with slate bench tops & recycled timber. • Large living area with leadlight windows, soaring ceilings, stone feature walls, combustion heater, front porch & Baltic pine/slate flooring. • 3 bdrm (2 in mezzanine level with a/c) • 1 bdrm self contained renovated granny flat • Stunning gardens with substantial shedding.

Lic No. PGE203573

• As well as all general plumbing and gas fitting

Previous Building/Roofing experience/ knowledge is considered an advantage. Must have own vehicle. If this sounds like you and you are looking for an exciting new challenge, please contact our office at Kapunda.

78975

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Main North Road, Clare

8853 2088

NOW providing Mini Excavation & Trenching

Training is provided.

Ideally located near the town centre 3 bedrooms, 2 with BIR Return verandah & full length enclosed carport Rear access to yard, single garage

AUBURN

For appointments phone

CATFORD PLUMBING

Income potential is far in excess of average for a hard but conscientious worker.

BALAKLAVA $229,500

FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTES

Dr Daryl R Brown

We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to enter the lucrative Home Improvement Industry and join the team at Australia’s leading roof restoration company.

MID NORTH REAL ESTATE

Feature House

✓ Flies, Fleas, Misc. Pests ✓ Rats & Mice ✓ White Ants ✓ Cockroaches ✓ Spiders ✓ Weed Spraying

Health Comm. Lic. No. 12

EPA18322

Chiropractor

RLA230661

Home: 8862 1285 Mobile 0418 896 808

PEST & WEED CONTROL

Phone Roger: 0428 419 133

No Call Out Fee Pensioner Discounts

“Real Plumbing at Realstic Prices”

Trades & ServiceS Directory

7 Days Service!

P.B Thompson

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

Remuneration is dependent on experience.

Septic Suckers

need a PLUMBER ?

Plumbing Contractor

People of all ages are encouraged to apply.

Startech Pty Ltd

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

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

$265,000

• 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.

KYBUNGA - NEW

$45,000

• Purchase a piece of Kybunga history. • The old Kybunga Post Office situated on 3 allotments over one acre of land in a quiet, tranquil setting. • All services available to build your dream home. • Well fenced, private bitumen entrance with some unique features.

LOCHIEL $99,000

• One acre of land in the peaceful township of Lochiel, 1 ½ hrs from Adelaide • The 4 bay colourbond shed, fully insulated, has a lined internal room • Great place to base yourself and explore the Yorke Peninsula, Flinders Ranges, Copper Coast or Clare Valley • Power and water available

PORT WAKEFIELD • • • •

$239,900

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

Phone: 8842 1154 Plains Producer, Wednesday March 30, 2011


Coastal land for sale

SEA CHANGE It’s a cliché for any area to claim to be a ‘... best kept secret’. But in the case of the The Dunes Port Hughes it couldn’t be more appropriate. Just 2 hours from Adelaide and surrounded by historic towns and rich, rolling cropping land, The Dunes Port Hughes offers a relaxed escape from life.

NOW SELLING • PREMIUM GOLF COURSE LAND FROM $270,000

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Then there are the beaches; magical places in both summer and winter. It’s a place where Blue Swimmer Crabs, King George Whiting, Squid and Snapper are considered not a treat, but ‘just what we eat’. And at the centre of it all lies Australia’s only Greg Norman traditional ‘links’ style championship golf course.

• 3 Bedroom ‘Cape View’ Living Homes from $375,000

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• Selected allotments from $99,500

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New properties are required WE can help you sell yours Wild HOrse Plains Auction Lot 15 First Street

Balaklava

30 Roberts Ave

$295,000

Port Wakefield 27 Wharf Cres

$135,000

Ideal family home with 4 bedrooms & 2 living areas • Spacious lounge • Gallery style kitchen • Semi enclosed pergola

Balaklava

• 2 Reverse Cycle Air Conditioners • Large shed & carport

19 Roberts Ave

$285,000

Under instructions from the mortgagee This home consists of 2 main bedrooms with a kitchen and family area and also has a walk through to the garage which could be utilized as a games rooms etc. There is a renovated tiled bathroom but not totally finished yet. This property has endless opportunity considering that it is on a huge 1858m2 block. The building needs some TLC but there is some huge potential here and it just needs you to finish it off. It’s a great opportunity to become a real estate owner at what could be a very affordable price. Take your chance today and enquire about this one. • Deposit 10% on the fall of the hammer and settlement on 16/5/11.

Auction: Friday April 15, 2011 at 10.30am at the property

Balaklava’s Number 1 name in Real Estate Plains Producer, Wednesday March 30, 2011

A Shack only a few steps to wharf and boat ramp

Beautifully presented, modern 4 bedroom home with great new shed • Modern home • Near new kitchen • Ducted evaporative air conditioning

• Pergola entertaining area • Low maintenance garden

The shack consists of 2 good sized bedrooms and a kitchen and family area that can host the visitors. There is a tiled bathroom and separate laundry and toilet facility. A full width front and side veranda shields the home from the afternoon elements. Make the most of this opportunity as this is the only shack available here at the moment and being so close to the boat ramp etc. is a huge bonus for you to access the top of the St. Vincent Gulf for the fishing or crabbing days. It’s a great opportunity to become a real estate owner at what is a very affordable price. Make your appointment today to inspect it at a mutually agreeable time.

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

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SPORT v Basketball grand final B MEN PREMIERS - PECKERS

B WOMEN PREMIERS - THUNDER

BACK from left: Lachlan Michael, Luke Williams, Tate Michael, Jason Henderson. Front: Ryan Darling, Sam Rowland and Tim Shepherd.

BACK from left: Nikole McCracken, Clare Haynes, Brittany Koch. Front: Kelly Hamdorf, Hayley Shepherd, Charmaine Barlow and Julie Krieg.

UNDER 18 BOYS PREMIERS - MAVERICKS

SENIOR GIRLS PREMIERS - BULLDOGS

BACK from left: coach Gib Palmer, David Cunningham, Luke Williams, Tate Michael, team manager Tina Taylor. Front: Jordan Taylor, Caleb McPharlin, Tim Shepherd, Dylan Pfeiffer and Sam van Kleef.

BACK from left: coach Megan Smith, Hannah Hoepner, Gabbi Smith, Ashleigh Williams, Caitlyn Moulds. Front: Courtney Pringle, Adriana Deer, Danielle Hosking and Kimberly Pycroft.

UNDER 16 BOYS PREMIERS - OWEN

JUNIOR GIRLS DIVISION 1 PREMIERS - BULLDOGS

BACK from left: Mitchell Woollatt, Ryan Lloyd, Jarrad Dunstan, Riley Lane. Front: Josh Harkness, coach Adam Pratt, Michael Knight, Jayden Wedding and Jared Pratt.

BACK from left: Katrina Price, Natasha Greenshields, Casey Lawrie, coach Kirsty Williams, Tayla Williams. Front: Chloe Brown, Hannah Mellier, Blessing Nyoni and Teagan Bigg.

JUNIOR BOYS PREMIERS - REDLEGS

JUNIOR GIRLS DIVISION 2 PREMIERS - SONICS

BACK from left: Daniel Clisby, Luke Pringle, coach Sharon Moulds, Tyler Moulds. Front: Nathan Shepherd, Will Dixon, Nathan Studham and Caillen Fitzgerald.

BACK from left: coach Laurie Bull, Eleanor Cunningham, Kristy Selleck. Front: Tanika Kirchner, Lacee McPharlin, Amy Langdon and Emma Lane.

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SPORT v Basketball grand final

Umpires awarded for commitment

RECIPIENTS of this year’s umpiring awards, from left: Duane Wilson, Brandon Taylor, and Dad’s Pure Water referee award winner Andrew Michael. (All awards are sponsored by Dad’s Pure Water.)

A MEN Best and Fairest, Will Banton, Long Plains.

A WOMEN Best and Fairest, Kerri Blackwell, Long Plains.

B MEN runner-up Best and Fairest Ryan Darling, and winner Lachlan Michael, both Peckers teammates.

B WOMEN Best and Fairest Lauren Michael, Lightning, with runner-up Nikole McCracken, Thunder.

UNDER 18 BOYS Best and Fairest, Tommy Halls, Owen, with runner-up Tate Michael, Mavericks.

UNDER 16 BOYS Best and Fairest equal winners Christopher Veitch, Redlegs and Josh Appleby (right), Bulldogs and runner-up Brandon Taylor, also Bulldogs.

SENIOR GIRLS Best and Fairest runner-up Ciara Guy, Celtics, with winner Brittany Koch, Wildcats. Plains Producer, Wednesday March 30, 2011

JUNIOR GIRLS division 1 Best and Fairest Emma Mahony, Strykers, with runner-up Kelsey Wedding, Breezers.

JUNIOR GIRLS division 2 Best and Fairest Sarah Heaslip, Sharkes.

JUNIOR BOYS Best and Fairest Tyler Moulds, Redlegs, with runner-up Samuel Carslake, Bulldogs. www.plainsproducer.com.au

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Sport

Plains Producer

other reports: P21 – 25

Pr o u d n ig h t f or Long P la in s IT was a special night for Long Plains Basketball Club at Friday night’s Adelaide Plains Basketball Association grand final, with the A Men and A Women teams taking out both premiership titles. A MEN PREMIERS – LONG PLAINS Long Plains 52 defeated Young Guns 16 A MEN premiers, back from left: Heath Pym, Will Banton, Matt East. Front: Mitchell McIntyre, Jamie McArdle and Ross Sharer.

A WOMEN PREMIERS – LONG PLAINS Long Plains 34 defeated Bulldogs 28 A WOMEN premiers, back from left: Cara Fiebig, Kerry Noll, Jess Fiebig, Leigh McArdle, Robyn Wilson (scorer). Front: Kerri Blackwell, Stephanie McArdle, Leah Tynan and Amy Daniel.

n SEE pages 30 and 31 for all the winning teams and Best and Fairest trophy winners, and page 22 for the scores and grand final report by Three Points.

woorooRa men’s bowling association:

Hamley and Riverton in grand final

Riverton defeated Balaklava in the Division 1 bowls preliminary final to advance to the grand final against Hamley Bridge, aiming for its seventh straight title. Riverton hauled back a deficit to defeat Balaklava by six shots. Balaklava had led by 15 shots after the tea break – but Riverton, the minor premiers, knuckled down to slowly overhaul rinks.

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REPORT: John Glistak, WMBA secretary The Wooroora men’s bowls grand finals will now be played in Balaklava on Saturday, where there is some consolation for the host club, with Balaklava White playing Owen for the Two Red premiership. Balaklava Blue will meet Hamley

Red in the Two White grand final. Mild conditions greeted bowlers as they converged onto Hamley Bridge to contest the respective preliminary finals last weekend. Balaklava opened the match with a flurry gaining a significant lead over the first half a dozen ends. By the afternoon tea break, this lead had been whittled down to eight shots.

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