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Wednesday September 7, 2011

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What are the odds of finding that ‘needle in a haystack’? Sally Crowther reports: Finding a needle in a haystack – or a gold ring in seven and a half tonnes of rubbish – either way it’s a miracle. While the Balaklava cup was a great day out for the thousands on the track last Wednesday, there was a moment of unhappiness for Kate Button, who travelled from Maitland to be there – but lost her precious ring. Then, in a million-to-one find, the ring was discovered in a bag of rubbish by young clean-up volunteer, Balaklava student Aaron Clifford. “I realised on the bus trip home I was missing my gold ring I wore on the day,” Kate said. Kate had been given the five coloured stone gold ring, by her boyfriend when they were three months into their relationship. “We have been going out for three years, so it’s very special to me,” she said. When Kate noticed her finger was bare, she dreaded the thought of having to confess to her boyfriend and admitted, “there were tears,”. Feeling hopeless but desperate to find the ring, Kate contacted her Balaklava friend, Janelle Ferry, who she attended the races with. n Continued Page 2

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GOT IT! Aaron Clifford shows Janelle Ferry how he found her friend’s ring in a bag of rubbish. INSET: The ring

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HERE’s another group who struck gold as winners of the Plains Producer medal. With racing parlance to the fore after the Balaklava Cup last week, it was a double which became a treble for the Adelaide Plains Football League and Netball Association medal count at Two Wells on Saturday night. There was a dual award in A1 netball, with Balaklava’s Gaynor Tink (left) and Jane McBride, of Long Plains both scoring 17 votes – and each winning the first Plains Producer medal for netball. In A grade football, Mallala’s dashing midfielder Liam Whitwell completed the trifecta, winning the Plains Producer medal, also with 17 votes – one ahead of fellow Magpie and medal favourite, Joel Montgomerie. Liam also won in 2009 (details pages 22&23).

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Balaklava’s Grant Wilmer won the Reserves best and fairest award and the club scored again when Chad Ruiz won the Senior Colts best and fairest. United’s Daniel Coombe was Junior Colts best and fairest. In football, Virginia won through to the grand final to be played on their home turf against Balaklava on Saturday. The Rams defeated Mallala in a thrilling preliminary final by four points at Long Plains. In A1 netball, Balaklava earned another crack at Hummocks, defeating Mallala 37-36 in another single-goal result. In a show of club strength, Balaklava has every football grade playing in the grand final at Virginia on Saturday. And Balaklava and Hummocks each will field five teams in the nine grades of netball.

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Aaron’s million to one find •From Page 1 “When I heard Kate had lost her ring I went to the racetrack to ask if they had found it during the clean-up,” Janelle said. It was after that when clean-up volunteer Aaron Clifford, 12, found the gold ring in the bottom of a garbage bag. He was helping Balaklava Lions club and other volunteers with the mammoth task of cleaning up after the big day last Wednesday, (see separate report). “The bag full of rubbish was about to be thrown away, but I thought I’d have a second look for any bottles or cans,” Aaron said. Aaron, who admitted it was the only bag he thought to have a second look through, was glad to help Kate find her ring. “I’m glad I went out there to help clean up, I could have gone home

instead to play my computer game or ride my motorbike,” he said. Aaron’s mum, Judy, was proud of her son’s helpfulness and honesty. “He’s always helping anyone he can, helping out of the farm and not expecting anything in return,” Judy said. Balaklava Lions member, Kevin Bubner, who was involved in the big clean up was surprised by the find. “If we hadn’t had Aaron’s young eyes, we probably would have missed it,” Mr Bubner admitted. With the ring now back on its owner’s finger, all parties involved admit finding it was one in a million chance. “It was definitely a needle in a haystack situation, quite impossible when you think about it,” Janelle said. Both Janelle and Kate are grateful to Aaron who found and handed in the ring, and are organising a small gift for him to show their gratitude.

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GETTING stuck into the massive job of cleaning up and stacking bottles and cans for recycling are (from left) Kevin Bubner, Colin Milton, David Lamond, Colin Stewart and Wayne Viney.

Cup clean up has a ‘golden’ lining Balaklava racetrack was the picture of perfection last Wednesday as 16,000 people jammed into the track for the popular Cup meeting – however the day after was not so good. It was thanks to the Balaklava Lions and volunteers who gave their time to clean up the aftermath. The huge task of cleaning started on Thursday and finished on Friday Lions Club member, Kevin Bubner, who was involved with the clean up, was happy with how it went. “It went exceptionally well, the first day we cleaned all the tents and grounds and the second day we sifted through, and disposed of the rubbish,” Mr Bubner said. While there were a number of CFS and Balaklava Lions members helping, Mr Bubner admitted the club would

have liked to have seen more volunteers. “More hands make for light work, so it would have been good to see more community involvement,” he said. With 18 volunteers on the first day and 12 on the second, 230 large bins and seven and a half tonnes of rubbish were sorted through. It was found punters also enjoyed a drink or two on the day, with about $2,500 being made on recycling bottles. “The money will go to the Lions club and be used within the community in due course,” said Mr Bubner, who encouraged community groups looking for funding to get involved next year. Lions president, Warren Durdin, was also happy with the clean-up. “It went well. However, it would be nice to see more volunteers on board next year,” Mr Durdin said.

Mallala council seeks advisors District Council of Mallala still needs interested people to join a range of new advisory committees. While two of the four committees have reached their quotas, positions are still available on the Environment Management committee and the Facilities and Infrastructure committee. DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said being part of these committees, which meet bi-

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A town violated

Thieves hit Balaklava on a quiet Sunday night Les Pearson reports: FRUSTRATED, sickened and hollow. These are the emotions described by local business owners after five premises and the sports club were broken into in Balaklava on Sunday night or early Monday morning. It is unknown at this stage how many offenders were involved in the spate of robberies, which targeted butcher, Marc’s Meats, hairdresser, Cutz’N’Curlz, real estate agent, Butterfield Agencies, accountancy firm, Peter Harcourt and Co and rural agency, Elders. An attempt was also made to get access to the new CFS command centre, but alleged offenders were unable to get inside the building. Police believe a jemmy bar or similar tool was used on all of the attempted entries. A Crime Scene Investigation officer attended each scene to find any trace of evidence left behind by the offenders. Police also scanned security camera footage from neighbouring businesses. Most of the businesses were virtually ransacked; every cupboard and drawer crawled through in the desperate search for money. Cash varying from as little as $15 in one business, to hundreds from others, was stolen. The alleged offenders weren’t particularly picky though, target-

n Crime Scene Investigator, brevet sergeant John Mylchreest, takes fingerprints at the Elders office as, BELOW, Helen O’Brien watches him check the scene. ABOVE: The door lock on the CFS command centre which prevented thieves gaining entry.

n RIGHT: the ransacked office of Neil Veitch at Peter Harcourt and Co and inset, the broken door at Butterfield Agencies. ing other valuables such as mobile phones and other electrical equipment. Butterfield Agencies owner, Peter Butterfield, said offenders took his office laptop computer but later dumped it at the back of the premises. Cutz’N’Curlz onwer, Nicole Gregory, said money was even stolen from the local Relay For Life

fundraising efforts, which was kept in her store. The offender/s also rummaged through the salon’s hair colour mixing suite in a dire attempt to find anything of value. Wakefield Plains CFS group officer, Chris Cowan, was inspecting the damage to the group’s new building on Monday morning. The back entrance to the build-

ing was targeted but the lock and steel door would not budge, despite the best attempts. To his annoyance, the door and lock were subsequently damaged, and will need replacing. The building was only officially opened last week. Early estimates put the damage bill on this building alone at $1500. “All the years we had the old

station, which was not very secure at all, and we didn’t have a problem,” Mr Cowan said. “It just leaves a sour taste in your mouth.” Balaklava and Port Wakefield police investigated. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact local police or BankSA Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

Two Wells shocked by body in garden POLICE will wait until forensic evidence is examined before any further details are released after a body was found buried in a shallow grave on a Two Wells property on Wednesday last week. Major Crime Superintendent, Grant Moyle, said the man’s identity was subject to forensic examination. “While we believe we know the identity of this man, there are further tests to be undertaken before we can confirm that,” he said.

He also believed the man was not related or linked to the property owners, where his body was found. The town’s residents woke to find their usually quiet main street filled with police, SES volunteers and forensic experts, after the body of a man believed to be in his 50s was discovered in the early hours. Shocked residents watched as police tape was erected around the house on the corner of Brooks Road and Old Port Wakefield road.

Such a crime is unthinkable in this tightknit community and for neighbour of more than 30 years, Maria Dimasi, it had been a traumatic few days. Maria suffers from dementia and one of her daughters, who wished not to be identified, said the gruesome find by police had left the family a little shaken. “It’s a bit scary, a bit traumatic for mum,” the woman said. “And it just leaves a stigma on Two Wells for all the wrong reasons.”

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Big changes to Balaklava CHAP office BY the end of this month, the Country Home Advocacy project (CHAP) office in Balaklava will close, with negotiations under way to reduce the organisation’s presence in the town to a two-day a week service staffed by one co-ordinator. CHAP chief executive officer, Erik Moen, said the decision to centralise the service’s administration from six offices around the region to four was based on financial demands. “By the end of this year we will have merged our three offices in Gawler and Barossa into single premises in the Barossa and expect to have moved the Yorke Peninsula office from Maitland north to the Copper Triangle closer to where the majority of older people live,” Mr Moen said. CHAP is in discussion with Country North Community Services/Carer’s Link for a CHAP co-ordinator to work from their office in George Street, Balaklava on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Co-ordinators who work at the current Wallace street office have been offered a transfer to one of CHAP’s other offices in Gawler, Barossa, Clare or Yorke Peninsula. He added the change was on top of a reduction in the number of managers employed by the service, further saving the organisation in its operating costs. “We already have significantly reduced the number of managers in CHAP and this has lead to a significant cost reduction, and that will soon be available for new and expanded services,” Mr Moen said.

NEWS v District FLASHBACK to the big bath tub push of 1977, when Sharen Earl, piloting the tub, Lyn Forbey, Tracey Moody and Wendy Verner, amongst a team of 26, pushed the “yellow peril” 219 kilometres in 24 hours.

Les Pearson reports: “There is opportunity for CHAP to be more efficient and to provide the same level of services at less cost.” For more than 20 years , CHAP has been the pre-eminent provider of home support services for frail older people across Yorke Peninsula, Lower North, Wakefield Plains and Gawler/Barossa. It provides services to more than 1,000 clients across the area. Mr Moen said the demand for CHAP support was growing and clients were asking for a wider range of support services. He said CHAP currently was unable to meet that demand in the long term with the resources available, therefore prompting the reshuffle. “We have many great ideas, and now need to find the means of providing some of these,” he said. “I want to reassure our clients and their families by giving an absolute rock solid commitment the services CHAP is so proud to provide across Wakefield Plains will not be diminished in any way.” “It could be when you phone CHAP or are visited by a CHAP co-ordinator, it might be someone else who speaks to you, but the services will remain unchanged.” Mr Moen said these were “hard decisions”, but necessary if CHAP was to continue to survive and thrive as an organisation and grow the range of services it offered to its community.

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Rural Youth memories will come flooding back It was 50 years ago when the Mallala Rural Youth committee first formed in August 1961, and next month, past members will reunite to celebrate the past five decades. A celebration will be held for the group, which closed in 1994, with a reunion taking place on Sunday October 9 at the Mallala Football Club. Kicking off at 10am, the day will include lunch and five speakers, each a member from a different era. Tickets for the event are $30, with all proceeds from the day going to the Mallala museum. Past member and organiser, Chris Curnow, believes it will be a great day. “It will be a good chance to catch up with old friends and reminisce,” Mr Curnow said. Maxine Varcoe, Peter March, Helen March and Robert Hart are also on the organising committee. Reminiscing will be made easy with a display of all memorabilia in the RSL club rooms. “We encourage people to bring

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along photos and news clippings to scan for the collection,” Mr Curnow said. With 50 years under their belt, they have had quite a bit of history and fun times. The members had fun in a happy social environment, and also broadened their agricultural skills and other life skills including leadership, administrative skills, organising major events, public speaking, debating and also voluntary service. Mallala joined the Lower North zone, which included Barossa, Balaklava, Eudunda, Freeling, Gawler, Kapunda, Saddleworth and Tarlee. In 1962-63, the club became the largest in SA in terms of membership and was named ‘the most progressive club’. Every year there was an annual youth rally, where all youth groups competed against each other, and in November 1977, Mallala Rural Youth competed

in a Guiness Book of Records attempt of a bath tub push. The team took out the record, with 26 members pushing the ‘Yellow Peril’ for 219 kilometres in 24 hours. “I remember that day well, the tyre came off and we had to wire the tyre to the rim,” Mr Curnow said. The bathtub was made at Dublin Motors by members. “Past members will be able to have a laugh about past stories and all in all, it will be a good event to catch up with people you haven’t seen for awhile,” Mr Curnow said. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, go to the website, mallalaruralyouth.com and register. Tickets are also available at Mallala IGA. Attendance must be confirmed before October 4. WHERE’S THE TUB? n If you know or have heard about the possible location of the missing bathtub, contact the Plains Producer on 8862 1977 and let us know!

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funded through the Fair Work Ombudsman’s $2.5 million Shared Industry Assistance Projects (SIAP) grant program to better inform small to medium businesses about changes to modern awards. Inspectors will provide information packs to employers previously covered by the SA industrial relations system but who are now under the national workplace relations system. The visits aim to assist employers to understand national workplace laws, including the National Employment Standards and Modern Awards. Information packs will be distributed. Workers or employers seeking support should get in touch with the Fair Work Ombudsman via the website – www.fairwork.gov.au - or call the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94.

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Our feature in the Plains Producer on travelling has hit a chord with locals, with more people coming out of the woodwork to let me know of their travels. Retired Balaklava High School teachers Geoff and Kevyna Gardner have just returned from a 5000km trip towing their van along the east coast of Australia. On the way to Byron Bay for their three day Writer’s Festival, the Gardners stopped at Mildura where they met friends of Balaklava newsagents Peter and Sherry Barnfield. Then off to Brisbane, staying with Geoff’s niece who has a big chance to become the AFL grand final’s first female goal umpire. That would be exciting. On the way back from the east, Gardners stopped at Emmdale Roadhouse out of Wilcannia and who should be at the bowser? Nantawarra’s Andrew and Nathan Greenshields. Small world and getting smaller. And after 5000km, only one flat tyre was had – and that was at Halbury. Typical. Ray and Bev McCracken have just returned looking tanned and terrific from a month long Mediterranean cruise. Charlotte and Danielle Hosking have been in Fiji, with the evidence shown in the picture at right. Mallala has also had a large contingent of locals venturing OS. Chris and Alison Madigan are celebrating their 50th birthdays this year so they decided to have an overseas jaunt instead of a party. They are currently travelling on a five week European tour. Happy birthday. Andrew and Helen Barr travelled to Italy tasting some fine pizzas and pasta. And no sooner had they returned home, when Andy and Julie Griffiths took off to South Africa. The Griffiths’ have returned home safely from their African safari, avoiding being eaten by lions or gored by rhinos. Just in time for Julie to attend her first Balaklava Cup. And both Helen and Julie told me they didn’t have any photos that were suitable for public eyes! Mmm..... Riverton Stall holders and visitors are welcome to attend the Riverton Markets every third Saturday of the month between 9am and 1pm

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at the Riverton Town Hall. Contact Thelma on 8528 5236 for info. The Rattler Rail Trail around the Rhynie Station is being revegetated with the planting of over 1500 trees, shrubs, ground covers and grasses native to the area. Half of the trees have been

planted already and the Rattler committee would like to thank the volunteers who attended. Further opportunities to plant will be available later. The track is 19kms long and runs from Riverton to Auburn, and the committee hopes to eventually have a shaded cycle/walking track for all riders. Avon Avon Art and Craft Guild will soon be turning the Avon Hall into a Christmas Wonderland for all ages. The Christmas display will be open to the public from 11am to 3pm on two weekends in late November/ early December. But if you would like to attend, bookings must be made by October 1 to Jill Ph 8867 1127 so don’t miss out.

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Balaklava Librarian Keira James is holding a “Storytime” at the library at 9.30am on Fridays. Stories are read to children from one to four years of age with fun songs and nursery rhymes read afterwards. Parents and carers are encouraged to get out of the house and go along then maybe borrow a book or DVD to take home. A good initiative Keira. District School News •Balaklava High School’s Forum presents a “Disney Social” on September 13 at Balaklava Town Hall. New DJ Luke “Fish” Williams will crank up the tunes from 7 to 10pm. Have fun doing some shuffling. • And don’t forget the 24 hour Pedal Prix on September 17 and 18. Donations of food or money for the riders and crew would be gratefully accepted and can be left at the high school front office. The rumour is some staff will be donning the lycra to pedal the “Senior Car” so I look forward to seeing which staff will be wearing that. • Port Wakefield Primary School is having its Sports Day on September 9 so all parents and grandparents are invited to attend and cheer on the students. Balaklava primary had their big day last Friday. Port Wakefield school will also be holding a Community Fun Day on September 30 to celebrate the completion of a unit on community and community members studied this term. Contact the school for further details. Mallala Primary School will welcome a new principal, Mr Alec Tibbits for 2012, formerly of Owen Primary School. Snowtown Meals on Wheels held itsAGM on August 23 with chairperson Joylene Hoskin giving her annual report and thanking volunteers for their dedication. Following the meeting, several volunteers were presented with service medals, including Mary Atkinson (25 years) and Margaret Bruins 35. Well done ladies. • As a fundraiser for the Snowtown Skate Park, there will be a Bike-athon Family Day and Car Boot Sale on Sunday October 23 at the Snowtown Area School oval. Bike-a-thon forms are at the newsagency and car boot sites are available for $10.

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‘Dreamcoat’ tickets available Balaklava Tickets go on sale at TADS today (Wednesday) for the Community Arts production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.” Weekly rehearsals are under way now for the cast of 40 very excited children. Performances are on Sep-

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tember 30, and October 1 and 2 so don’t miss out. • And speaking of musically talented children, privately taught music students from around the district sat exams on September 1 in the Balaklava Town Hall. I’m sure they all did their best and now eagerly await their results.

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Police nab more drugged drivers DRUG drivers are being caught at twice the rate of drink drivers according to recent figures obtained by Family First MLC, Rob Brokenshire, under a freedom of information application. The SA Police data revealed during the 2009/2010 financial year, regional figures varied from 2.43 per cent of drivers tested for drugs returning a positive result in the Murray Mallee, up to 7.97 per cent on the Limestone Coast. Of particular interest is the heavily skewed data, showing Yorke and Mid North Local Service Area returning a figure of 77.27 per cent of those tested returning a positive reading. The police document clarified the high figure was due to the LSA only having qualified drug testing personnel late in the reporting period, resulting in a smaller sample size and thus high percentage of positive results.

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Regardless, if the Yorke and Mid North reflected the state trend, the issue is still a pertinent problem. So much so, Mr Brokenshire has launched a drive to ramp up training for SAPOL officers so their cars are potential random drug driving testing vehicles not just drink driving. “So how prevalent is drug driving, if they are picking up more per capita with the limited tests they do?” he asked. Mr Brokenshire also wants to hike up the fines and removing expiation rights for drug driving offences so they are in line with drink driving and empower police, if they get a positive on a drug test, to immediately search the vehicle if they wish. He will introduce the legislation to State Parliament this month via a Private Member’s Bill to propose amendments to the Road Traffic Act.

Two Wells trolley team set to stroll in City-Bay

You are cordially invited to participate in a Workshop

Mapping Community Concerns about Climate Change

Taking part in this year’s City to Bay run for the first time will have a special meaning for Two Wells resident and IGA supermarket owner, Rosa Settimio. Mrs Settimio, along with her brother and six staff members, is participating in the annual event to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation, in memory of her sister-in-law, Elsa Cavallaro, who sadly lost her battle with breast cancer three years ago. “We chose to raise money for the McGrath Foundation as breast cancer seems to have

Are you interested in how climate change might affect your region? You are invited to assist in generating the maps and information that records your community’s perceptions about climate change

Light supper and refreshments will be provided Come along and have your say! Why: To share your views and concerns surrounding climate change in your community

When: Saturday September 24, 6 - 9pm Where: Eagles Sports & Community Centre

Thomas Cres, Port Wakefield, SA, 5550

RSVP: For catering purposes, please register your interest in coming to the workshop by emailing beverley.clarke@flinders.edu.au or calling Beverley Clarke 8201 2760

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forward to the challenge of completing the event. “If anything it’s the accomplishment of finishing the race from start to finish,” Jess said. With a target of $5000, the group plans to hold a number of events to raise funds and already has had great support from the community, with $500 raised after a recent sausage sizzle and a kind resident donating jewellery for a raffle. You can sponsor the team online at www.everydayhero. com.au/twowellsiga or support them in-store with a donation.

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These include silver leaf nightshade, buffel grass, creeping knapweed, African lovegrass, Chilean needle grass, prickly pear, calomba daisy and others.

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touched so many lives,” Mrs Settimio said. “There are also others who we have been in contact with who are still fighting to survive and we never know when we or someone near to us, may need the support the foundation offers.” Ranging in age from 20 to 66, the team, which consists of seven members, has been training for the September 18 event in their own time as well as organising a few group walking sessions. First-time participant, Jessica Renaglia, is looking

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Running in their first City to Bay fun run are Two Wells IGA team members (from left) Tina Seres, Lyn Tree, Franca Notarianni-Ellis, Nick Cavallaro, Thomas Jones, Jessica Renaglia, Rosa Settimio and centre, Kendall Willis.

BALAKLAVA LOCAL police reported a relatively wellbehaved crowd at this year’s Balaklava Cup, with only a few arrests throughout the day. Two people were arrested and given street offence diversions for fighting and removed from the event. There were also about four drug detections on the day, which included the discovery of a large amount of cocaine. “Given the size of the crowd, it was pretty well behaved with only four arrests for the day,” brevet sergeant Graham Olds said. • OVERNIGHT between August 31 and September 1, the front plate glass window of a business premises in Balaklava was smashed.

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CRIME STOPPERS 1800 333 000 n CALL 131 444 outside business hours or 000 in an emergency There was a 25cm hole left in the glass. The value of this damage is about $5000. Police believe a wine bottle thrown at the window caused the damage and ask if you have any information about the offender or may be able to assist in the investigation of this property damage, to contact police. • A 43-year-old North Adelaide man was arrested at Balaklava after allegedly stating a false name to police on

Wednesday, August 31. He was released on bail to appear at Kadina Magistrates Court at a later date. BRINKWORTH A 20-year-old woman from BRINKWORTH was reported for driving without due care after allegedly losing control of her vehicle causing the vehicle to roll several times before coming to rest. She sustained minor injuries. PORT WAKEFIELD POLICE from Port Wakefield and surrounds

conducted static and mobile driver testing in Port Wakefield on Saturday night. • A Port Wakefield man was issued with a $575 on-the-spot fine incurring four demerit points after blowing just over the legal limit. Police remind motorists if they are going to drink-drive, their chances of being caught are increasing. HAMLEY BRIDGE NEW copper electrical cabling was stolen from a commercial building on Hutton road, Hamley Bridge on Wednesday night. The electrical cables had a value of $10,000 and will cost a further $8000 to be replaced. Police warn the public about dealing with people selling large amounts of cable.

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$16,000 wetlands grant Balaklava Area Committee (BAC) will receive a $16,000 grant for a feasibility study into stormwater and wetlands at the Moody Estate parklands in Balaklava. The grant has been awarded through the State government’s Natural Resource Management (NRM) program for community grants for land care, water and coast care. The Balaklava feasibility study was one of several grants awarded to local and other groups throughout South Australia (see separate report). BAC chairman, Terry Williams, said he was thrilled to receive notification from Environment and Conservation Minister, Paul Caica, last Friday. “A grant agreement is to be forewarded to BAC shortly,” Terry said. “This now means it will be possible to ascertain if a stormwater retention scheme and wetlands is possible in Balaklava’s Moody estate parklands,” he said.

NRM supports Moody parkland feasibility study

ABOVE: Moody Estate parklands. The feasibility study will consider all aspects of a wetlands proposal, including stormwater, shown here in Bruce Drive during last December floods. It is the first step in a long process. “It doesn’t mean the wetlands will definitely proceed – or even if it will go in that area – but the study I am sure will help Wakefield Regional Council investigate the realities of the proposal,” Terry said. “I look forward to working with council and other interested parties as things develop.” Wa t e r e n g i n e e r s

Tonkin Consulting has submitted a proposal to undertake the study. Minister for Environment and Conservation, Paul Caica, said 117 projects across South Australia were given grants of up to $30,000 for important land, coastal and water care projects. “The community groups undertaking the projects include schools, conservation groups, progress associations,

Aboriginal groups, and local action planning associations,’’ he said. “All these groups play a critical role in helping the State to protect its unique plants and animals, as well as achieving South Australia’s natural resource management goals. • See the full list of successful applicants a t : h t t p : / / w w w. n r m . sa.gov.au/Funding/CommunityGrants.aspx

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FEDERAL MP for Wakefield, Nick Champion, (centre) with Balaklava Area Committee chairman, Terry Williams (left) and Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) community services officer, David Woodroofe, at the site of the park in the parklands off Wallace street.

Date set for skate park start BALAKLAVA skate park continues to gain funds as work is set to begin this month. Federal MP for Wakefield, Nick Champion, was in Balaklava last Thursday for community visits and presented a cheque for his personal donation of $500 to the park fund. “These projects are great for communities and I am pleased to help the youth of the Wakefield electorate,” Mr Champion said. The skate park’s community cash fund total is now around $8,500. Mr Woodroofe said work was expected to start later this month after another skate park is completed at Laura. Mr Woodroofe and WRC Infrastructure Services manager, David Hassett, inspect-

ed work on that site last week. “We plan to ‘turn the first sod’ on Tuesday, September 20, in an opening ceremony involving State Sports Minister, Tom Kenyon,” Mr Woodroofe said. Mr Kenyon will be in Balaklava to officially present grant funding to the skate park project and to sports clubs involved in the resurfacing of the courts at Ralli Park. Each project in January received $50,000 in funding from the State Government’s Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program (CRSFP). Mr Woodroofe said an “official” opening of the skate park would take place after its completion, bringing together Balaklava’s youth and the community,

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particularly those neighbouring groups who use the bowling and croquet clubs and community shed. And in another development, lighting for the parklands precinct also is to be installed this month. The solar lighting bollards will illuminate areas of the parklands in the centre of Balaklava township. Wakefield Regional Council won a $20,000 grant from the State government’s Attorney General’s department for a Crime Prevention and Community Safety Grant, with another $20,000 coming from council, which helped secure the grant funding The solar lighting bollards will stand about one metre high.

Stockport, Owen, Auburn also get project support STOCKPORT Community Association (SCA) will receive nearly $15,000 from the State Natural Resource Management program, after submitting a successful grant application. Other successful applications for NRM grants were from Owen Primary School, to establish a bush tucker garden with interpretive signage and Upper Wakefield Catchment NRM Group, to maintain patches of good native vegetation along the Wakefield River in Auburn. SCA chairman, Brian Koch, said the funding would be used on remedial work in the Gilbert River valley, cleaning debris out and removing tree stumps and feral trees from the riverbed. “Down the bottom end, where the river narrows, there’s quite a bit there,” Mr Koch said. “If we can clean the bottom end of the river out, we can get a lot more water through from the top end to flood out.” He was happy to find the letter in the mail on Friday, advising the group of its successful application. “We must have ticked the right boxes and said the right things,” Mr Koch said. The town has been undergoing a huge facelift in recent weeks, with Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council cleaning even more debris out of the town, while the post office was also relocated into the refurbished town hall on Saturday.

The bridge was also repainted a few weeks ago. This all coincided with Tidy Towns judging on Thursday. “We’ve done a hell of a lot of work here to make the place look neat and tidy,” Mr Koch said. “We just wanted to be able to show what we had done. It looks a picture.” The winners of the Tidy Towns competition will be announced in October. He said the clean up from December’s floods continues but the town’s residents still were optimistic. “The story still is going on but that’s the life and times of towns like this, sometimes things like that happen,” Mr Koch said. SCA still is waiting to hear if its other grant applications have been successful. Mr Koch said these were relatively small applications to the Office of Recreation and Sport and also Sustainable Towns. Remedial work on the riverbed will begin soon. “I would be looking at probably about a month before getting into that,” Mr Koch said. “We’ve still got State Government monies we need to acquit, but the government also is very keen for us to apply for other grants so you do lose a lot of time doing that.”

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

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

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in me Hayes has not produced more of the same. Boy band Take That launched a comeback in 2006, releasing single “Patience” to the distaste of the Australian music fan. However, the album, “Beautiful Word” was a bigger hit than Barry Hall’s right haymaker, currently sitting at 38 for all time album sales in the UK. Aussie Rockers INXS also disappeared in music exile after the death of former frontman, Michael Hutchence, before reemerging in 2004 to form the reality TV show, Rock Star – INXS. A bewildering move, but one that thrust the band back into the spotlight and once again, selling albums worldwide. I leave fans with this message: watch for the comeback, rarely do they hit the withering heights of such works produced in years gone by. Tune in next time, coz I’m Mr Brightside.

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some form of regurgitation of what they once were. It not only sours the memory of all those hits but also degrades their music as a whole. A sporting equivalent would be Tony Lockett returning after retirement as an overweight plodder who couldn’t stay fit and barely got a kick. What a legacy. Darren Hayes had a stellar decade from the late 90s with his band, Savage Garden, to the mid 2000s, when he went solo. Songs such as “Truly, Madly, Deeply”, “To The Moon and Back” and “The Animal Song” were remnants of a great career. Fast-forward to May this year, and lo and behold, he’s releasing a new album, including single “Talk, Talk, Talk”. This debauchery of a tune flopped on the charts and rightly so, it’s very average. Without hearing the rest of the album, I cling to all the hope

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and the prolific run-getting of Fred, Jack and Bert Mutter, and Charles Cole. Other notable performances came from the Daniel family (father and six sons), including a 230 run partnership by teenagers Reg and Gordon in a final at Balaklava, and the bowling of Hilt Daniel (nine wickets for 60 runs), in another final. The Preston Cricket Club closed in about 1940, and the balance of funds in its bank account were used to purchase an easy chair which was presented to Balaklava Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital in 1954. Today it is just a name but, in days gone by, Preston certainly made its mark in local sporting circles.

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An increase in the number of children in the area saw the school re-open in the late 1920s, and it continued until 1937, after which it never re-opened. If you know where to look, you can still see where the school was, although the building is gone. Preston became a very respected “cricket community”, thanks to Mr Graham, the teacher in 1885. Because of his own keen interest, Mr Graham purchased, at his own expense, a full set of cricketing gear, and tutored

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the boys in the finer points of the game. Because he taught at Preston for quite a long time, Mr Graham had the opportunity to make “better than average” cricketers out of some of the boys. The Preston Cricket Club was formed in 1894, and played its first match on a dirt wicket in a paddock owned by Mr John Saint. Later, a concrete pitch was laid on Kirkland’s farm, Section 542, Hundred of Balaklava. Some of the club’s foundation members included Pete, Will and Bob Kirkland; Alf and Bill Fisher; Bill Pearce; Tom Mutter; Charlie Daniel, and William and Albert Manley. As the years went by, Preston became renowned for the batting ability of Herbert Hillebrand,

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If someone asked you to take them to Preston, most people could be forgiven for not knowing where it is (or was). Change and Challenge tells us that “Preston is the name of a district south-west of Balaklava.” It is farmland, not far from Bowmans and south of the main road from Balaklava to Port Wakefield. The Preston School was built on Section 540, Hundred of Balaklava, in about 1878, and it closed around 1913, although it’s not certain for how many of those 25 years it actually operated. Older residents used to talk of teachers leaving because their boarding rights had been removed, thus leaving the school without a teacher until someone else was appointed.

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Community church Pinery........................ 9.00am LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am LUTHERAN Balaklava.............9am & 11am UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm............. 9.30am Hamley Bridge.......... 9.30am Windsor ..................... 9.00am Balaklava......................9.30am Pt Wakefield..............10.30am Lochiel....................... 10.00am Tarlee.......................... 9.15am

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Syngas talks on biomass energy plant Students with their mosaics (from left) Amber Warner, Amber Thomas, Nikki Francis, Emily Thomas, Krystal-Rose Wakefield and Will Wallis.

Students get together with SALA mosaics

STUDENTS of Years 4/5 at Snowtown Area School travelled to Hummocks Station to view the SALA (South Australian Living Artists) exhibition. The students proudly viewed the mosaics they had created during the year. Art teacher and Year4/5 home group teacher, Denise Slattery, said the exhibition inspired students to create bigger and better mosaics in the not so distant future. “They had great admiration for the works of David Balnaves,” Denise said. “He had an extensive display of photographs depicting the beauty of the outback which captivated the attention of all students during the visit.” Numerous oil canvas paintings by a talented Lise Temple were appreciated by selected students. “They were surprised at how much money an artist could earn if they were fortunate enough to sell one of their creations,” Denise said. “We all thoroughly enjoyed visiting the exhibition and we thank Mrs Welke for driving the bus and Marcene Thomas for assisting with student supervision.”

SNOWTOWN Area School’s R/1 and 6/7 students recently purchased 12 laying chooks, with classes taking it in turns to look after them. Brodie Rice is pictured with some of the eggs they collected.

A BIOMASS to power plant on the Yorke Peninsula is still well and truly on the agenda, following an announcement by Suzlon Energy Australia of its plans to invest $1.3 billion to build one of the world’s largest wind energy projects, which will include a biomass facility. Energy firm Syngas has been conducting field trials of such a process on the peninsula over the past 12 months, utilising the chaff from harvesters to produce power. However, last month the company revealed, due to high costs, the biomass project had taken a back seat to its coal mining activities, including a large deposit near Clinton. Premier Mike Rann, said the Suzlon Group – which is the world’s fifth largest wind turbine supplier with operations in 32 countries – proposed to erect up to 180 turbines, 20 kilometres south-west of Ardrossan in what the company has called the Ceres Project. He said the proposed project would be able to generate up to 600 megawatts (MW) directly into the metropolitan Adelaide grid via a High Voltage Direct Current connection across Gulf St Vincent. Syngas managing director, Merrill Gray, said the Suzlon announcement was not in opposition to

A simple explanation for biomass energy. her company’s venture. “Indeed, we have had preliminary discussions with the Suzlon group regarding a biomass to power project,” Ms Gray said. “I do not believe there is competition here. “However, our discussions and plans are only in the preliminary stages. “Suzlon, as I understand it, is seeking essentially expressions of interest from parties who might want to use the infrastructure they install for their Yorke Peninsula project, including the cable under Gulf St Vincent.” In the meantime, Syngas has recently submitted its draft final report to Renewables SA, covering the outcomes and findings of field trials on residual straw collection work undertaken with the Yorke Peninsula Alkaline Soils Group farmers. “We await feedback

from Renewables SA and are looking to finalise this report so it can be presented to the Premier and our findings and plans can be released,” Ms Gray said. As for the wind power, the Suzlon Group’s Ceres Project will generate enough electricity to power more than 200,000 homes every year. “In terms of the benefit to the environment, this level of wind power generating capacity is estimated to reduce output of carbon dioxide by 2.5 million tonnes each year,” Premier Rann said. The project will provide a big economic boost for Yorke Peninsula with more than 500 direct jobs in construction and 50 ongoing jobs over 25 years. Suzlon hopes to complete the project, if approved, by end of 2015 after environmental assessments and community engagement..

Protect locals, urges Griffiths With their ‘erupting’ volcano, from left: Owen Vasey, Sean Speissegger, Ethan Allen, Tyler Williams, Amelia Wood and Shauni Tiller.

They prove science is spectacular

Balaklava Primary School students visited the high school recently to see the Year 10 students host a “Science Spectacular.” The students loved the lava lamps, had fun erupting a volcano and discovered the different dyes in Smarties. The students had a great time and were very impressed with the presentation.

“WRITING” secret messages on bread (from left)” Curtis Skuse, Bianca Cross, Anthony Deer, Kelly Baker and Johnny O’Mahony.

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MEMBER for Goyder, Steven Griffiths answered criticism levelled at Liberal leader Isobel Redmond, after her so-called “carping criticism” of a proposed $1.3 billion renewable energy project on Yorke Peninsula. Energy Minister, Michael O’Brien, demanded Mr Griffiths take a side in the debate. “It’s time for the Liberal Member for Goyder, Steven Griffiths, to speak up on behalf of his electorate,” Mr O’Brien said. “Does he agree with the negative views of his city-centric leader or does he support the creation of new jobs in regional South Australia?” Mr Griffths responded, claiming Ms Redmond’s comments was simply calling it as she sees it. “The statements from Isobel Redmond about electricity and water increases since 2002 is a statement of fact, and clearly cost of living pressures are important to households now and will be in the future, so it is appropriate for the leader to say that this wind farm proposal is not going to give us cheaper electricity,” he said. “In regard to the project itself, I

have always believed opportunities to diversify the economy of our region have to be looked at. “Clearly, a windfarm that has 50 permanent jobs after it is commissioned is an example of this, but I am also very respectful of the need to ensure that the concerns of existing residents are addressed and also that farmers on adjoining properties are able to still farm in the way they want.” The public consultation would include allowances in the location of the turbines for adjoining properties that do aerial spraying. “I asked this question during the briefing provided to me on Friday night and they did not have the answer to that yet,” Mr Griffiths said. “Farmers have told me they do not want the wind turbines on their property, but they are prepared to allow them to be there as long as they can still farm the way they want to. “So, I am supportive of the opportunity the development proposal provides, but recognise many issues need to be addressed before anything can happen on ground.” www.plainsproducer.com.au

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Chat about weather at Port Wakefield workshop Climate change is a topic becoming more common over the dinner table, and now you have the chance to find out how it may affect your region and have the opportunity to map your concerns. On Saturday, September 24, from 6-9pm, there will be a workshop, ‘Mapping Community Concerns about Climate Change,’ at the Eagles Sports and Community centre in Port Wakefield. Director of Studies, Master of Environmental Management, Dr

Lisa’s art focus ... as Kirstyn sparkles P LA I N S Producer photographer Lisa Redpath (above) and artistic jeweller Kirstyn Rundle (right) opened their exhibition at Balaklava Courthouse Gallery last Friday night. The pair teamed up to present an interesting display of images and jewellery presented to a big crowd. The exhibition runs until October 2. Also revealed was the identity of Lisa’s subject in her black and white portraits – it was Alicia Maxwell!

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“Safe cats are happy cats” is the message in a new Dog and Cat Management Board booklet encouraging people to keep their pets 2 September 2011 from roaming. The booklet, “Good Cats Play At Home”, promotes the importance of modifying boundary fences, creating Rain Rain Partly Cloudy Few Showers Rain outdoor enclosures or simply keeping cats indoors. Board Executive Officer Ben Luxton said there was a noticefor isolated showers about southern parts of the WARNINGS extend over the State south of Coober Pedy and able movement in the community towards more responsible pet State in a cool S/SW airstream. Information at www.bom.gov.au/weather north of Adelaide, with isolated showers over the ownership, including microchipping and desexing. “Many people treat their pets like members of the family and or 1300 659 215 (Local call cost) remainder south of Adelaide. Moderate to fresh CENTRAL DISTRICT FORECAST they really do want the best for them,” Ben said. and cool S/SW winds will extend throughout, Wednesday: increasing to STATE “Safe Isolated cats are showers, happy cats” is the message in a new Dog and Cat Management Media “If you think about it, it really is quite riskycontact to let them roam possible raised dust in the west. On Friday scattered showers andencouraging areas of rain duringtothe Isolated showers will ease and contract to the Board booklet people keep their pets from roaming. Georgia Gowing the danger from the safety of your property. There is always isolated showers south of Coober Pedy, southern agricultural area as a low pressure afternoon and evening. Cool to mild with that they could be injured, infected Media with some Advisersort of disease contracting south during the day, scattered during Thetobooklet, “Good Cats Play At Home”, the importance of modifying moderate fresh northwesterly winds, easing promotes or system forms west of Kangaroo Island. The low become lost. Department of Environment the morning south of about Adelaide. Cool with boundary fences, creating outdoor enclosures or simply keeping cats indoors. will then move north with a band of rain during the evening. “The important thing to remember isNatural that cats are perfectly and Resources moderate to fresh S/SW winds, strong about the Thursday: Scattered showers with isolated developing about western coasts and Eyre if they are maintainedin indoors, in a specially modified yard, Phone (08) 8204 9105 Board Executive Officer Ben Luxton said there was ahappy noticeable movement southern agricultural area. 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Isolated storms agricultural area, with local falls of 15 to 30 mm “Many people treatsouth their pets like members of the family and they really do www.environment.sa.gov.au The booklet guides people on what to consider when creatMaitland to Adelaide the Ben morning. about western coasts and western Eyre Peninsula. possible over parts of the southern agricultural want the best during for them,” said. Isolated ing an environment that will keep their cat safe and entertained, showers otherwise. Cool with moderate to fresh Winds will turn fresh to strong NW/SW around the area and west coasts, 2 to 5 mm over southern information on fence modifications, different types of “If you think about it, it really is quite risky to let themincluding roam from the safety of your winds. low in the west. 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NEWS v District LETTERS TO THE EDITOR COMMUNITY reaction against two local businesses losing school bus contracts continues. Below is an open letter, written by Balaklava businessman Peter Butterfield, to Education Minister, Jay Weatherill, regarding the Balaklava school bus contracts – and in another, a rally against the decision is suggested:

Bus operators support our town ‘ to the max’ To Education Minister, Jay Weatherill: I am absolutely horrified your government has awarded the local (school bus) contracts to a large Victorian based company (Australian Transit Enterprises) over a small local business that has operated here for some 26 years. No doubt a lot of other local contractors in other areas are about to get the same ‘bad luck, it’s gone’ note. Taylor and Simon are a very reputable organisation that supports our town to the max. They are always happy to support any fundraising efforts in our community by supplying a bus (at very little, if any charge) to help out the cause. Their safety record is a clean slate, so I would imagine that should count for something. Some recent supply of services for fund raising I have

been involved with include: Port Wakefield Relay For Life Charity Golf Day, Balaklava Golf Club Charity Auction Night and the upcoming Owen Relay For Life Quiz Night. This is just a few I have been involved with and there would be countless other times they have donated their services to other groups. By losing their bus contracts it will also put at jeopardy the other valuable services they supply to our community, including transport to the AFL football matches at AAMI Stadium, tours to the Gourmet Weekend in the Clare Valley and the various other charter work for local clubs and groups. Taylor and Simon are always one of the first local businesses to put their hand up at the Balaklava Football and Netball Club auction night, so I just wonder Minister,

are you or Australian Transit Enterprises prepared to fill the void left by this disgraceful situation? I just feel your government has no feelings for country people at all and treats us as second-class citizens. You have had a crack at our hospitals and now our buses – so if your government intends to continue to serve up this sort of rubbish to regionally-based people, then I had better get ready as I could be the next victim you have in your sights. I just want to know, are you prepared to fill the void left by this disgraceful situation and what do you intend to do to remedy this total train wreck created by your government? I look forward to your response. Peter Butterfield, Balaklava.

Call for another rally against decision After speaking with Gary Simon about his future as a bus operator, I came away absolutely disgusted with the government and how they have treated the small bus operators in rural SA. It is so unfair they can have their livelihoods swiped from under their feet with no more than a three line letter telling them their services are no longer required. After numerous years of transporting our kids to and from school they now are faced with the fact an interstate bus company has won their contracts and they just have to wear that...well I don’t think so! Gary Simon and Barry Taylor are absolutely devastated by this government decision and when they have tried to contact those in charge, they have been laughed at. What a demoralising and totally insensitive way of handling this whole debacle.

As a community we have been shocked by the decision (now Buses R us are in the same boat). My question is: Are we going to sit back and allow the government of our State to dictate to us who will be transporting our kids and grandkids to and from school? If we don’t fight this as a community, they will bulldoze through with their plans and never know how strongly we feel. We fought when our hospital was in jeopardy and we all know the government decision of closing them down was reversed – why can’t it happen again? The government doesn’t care about individuals, but we as the community do. Two and more families who we know and love are hurting badly and we need to sign the petition, but more than that, maybe a rally needs to be organised to show just how strong

Bus comments clarified

AN article on Page 2 of the Plains Producer last week wrongly attributed comments on local bus contracts to Family First MLC, Rob Brokenshire. This was incorrect, the comments came from Mr Ivan Winter, of Seacliff Park, as a letter to the editor. The Plains Producer apologises to Mr Brokenshire and Mr Winter for the production error. The correct letter is: TO: Hon. Jay Weatherill MP: 1. Why has the Victorian company Australian Transport Enterprises been awarded the school bus contract for the Balaklava district? 2. How much cheaper (percentage wise) was their bid for this service than that of the existing operators Mr Barry Taylor and Mr Gary Simon? 3. If Australian Transport Enterprises was not cheaper than the existing operators then why was it selected? 4. Did the evaluation of the various bids for this contract take into account the economic impact on businesses in the townships of Balaklava and Port Wakefield? If so, what criteria was used? If not, why not? 5. Has Australian Transport Enterprises contributed money over the last three years to the federal and/or state Australian Labor Party or one of its affiliate enterprises? If so, how much money have they contributed? Ivan Winter, Seacliff Park

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country communities can be! Local State MP for Goyder, Stephen Griffiths raised the bus issue on the front page of his latest newsletter. He, along with other Opposition politicians are working hard to reverse this decision and make the government accountable. Let’s stand behind them in their fight. A rally was held on the steps of Parliament House in July, but that was over a month ago. We need to be proactive and let Gary, Barry and Buses R us know we support them and want them doing what they do best, well into the future. If you feel strongly and want to stand alongside them, contact Goyder MP Stephen Griffiths by writing to his Goyder Electorate office, 51 Robert Street, MAITLAND SA 5573 or email: goyder@parliament.sa.gov.au Name & address supplied.

Praise for care at Mill Court On July 22 I had to take my dear mother, Florrie Madigan, into Mill Court Homes permanently as she had become too immobile for me to manage as her carer. She had been living with my husband and myself in Kapunda, with the occasional stay in Mill Court for respite. You are so very fortunate to have such a wonderful facility in Balaklava. I cannot thank the staff enough for the loving care they gave my much-loved mother. I was indeed looking forward to visiting her regularly for months, if not years, but sadly she passed away on Saturday, August 13. The facility has everything anyone could wish for, with heaps to do if you so desire (or not, if you don’t want to), outside areas, lounges, a huge fish tank in the dining room, ensuites to the rooms and much more, plus such caring and very busy staff. Again, thank you to all the staff at Mill Court, my mum got the best care possible, and for this my brother Mel and I, are very grateful. Marilyn O’Brien, Kapunda

MARTY Barker receives his Kincrome socket set from Shane Cunningham

Marty wins competition THREE people have won prizes in the recent Plains Producer “Spot the Difference” Father’s Day competition. First prize went to Marty Barker, of Balaklava. He won a $289 Kincrome socket set, courtesy of Cunninghams Balaklava. Second Prize – Kath Taylor; dinner for two at Lower Light Hotel to the value of $50, courtesy of Lower Light Hotel. Third prize – Glenda Shepherd; a $40 Kincrome 14 piece screwdriver set, courtesy of Cunninghams Balaklava. The correct answers were: Ken

Cunningham, eye patch; Tania Nicholls, A W Vater, earring; Filip Scaffidi, Free Choice, facial hair; Derek Friedrichs, Royal Hotel, wig; Eddie McArdle, different colour cap; Eric Seed, Dublin Hotel, different colour shirt; Jenny McArdle, Chemplus, sunglasses; Elaine Ware, Reel Project Services, necklace; Tony Lange, Two Wells Sprint Auto, different colour background; Neill Sharer, Lower Light Hotel, moustache; Ian Gregory, Owen Arms Hotel, Stripe on shirt; Adam Pratt, Landmark, nose ring.

The Local Government Association has opened applications for funding for community renewable energy projects from the Solar Councils Innovation Fund. The fund, announced in May, 2010, will provide small grants to assist councils and related bodies to investigate and develop community, local and regional renewable energy options. LGA president, Mayor Kym McHugh, said the Innovation Fund was generated from transparent contributions received from ZEN Home Energy Systems under the LGA’s solar councils pilot program. “The fund for this round currently holds about $130,000 with a second similar round expected in August 2012

at the completion of the second year of the community pilot program,” Mr McHugh said. “We are now inviting councils, regional local government associations and local government professional bodies to apply for funding. “If community members or groups have project ideas such as small scale wind or solar farms, research or renewable energy pilot plants, they should talk to their councils now.” “Submissions close on September 30 and will be assessed by the Solar Councils Innovation Fund Advisory Committee which will in turn give advice to the LGA State Executive Committee on the suitability of applications.”

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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AUSTRALIA Make a Difference in your Region Would you like to give something back to your community? Are you interested in developing and strengthening your region? The Australian, South Australian and local governments are seeking volunteers with vision, drive and community experience who are able to represent the broad interests of their region, understand local challenges and achieve results. You will use your experience, skills and community knowledge to build relationships between governments and regional communities. Regional Development Australia (RDA) boards are representative of the diversity of each particular region. Expressions of Interest (EoI) from people of all backgrounds are welcome. Women, people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with diverse cultural backgrounds and people from across every age group are encouraged to submit an EoI. All EoIs will be considered against the skills and expertise needed by RDA committees. Terms of appointments are generally made for up to 4 years. Further information on RDA in South Australia, the Expression of Interest Handbook and an Expression of Interest form is available from www.rda.gov.au. If you require additional information, or require the Expression of Interest package to be mailed to you, please contact 1800 505 938 (Mon–Fri 9am-5pm AEST) or email rdaeoi@regional.gov.au. Existing members whose terms are expiring, previous applicants and interested community members should submit a new expression of interest. Expressions of interest are encouraged by Friday 23 September 2011.

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CLOCKWISE from top, Magic Pearl sprints to the line to win the $80,000 Balaklava Cup; Jockey Damien Oliver returns to weigh in; a packed field head for home on the turn in race six; and it’s “winners and grinners” as Craig Fitzgerald raises the Cup in a victory salute.

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EDNESDAY’S Balaklava Cup was all about one man, jockey Damien Oliver, claiming the prestigious $80,000 main event aboard veteran South Australian miler, Magical Pearl. Oliver slipped Magical Pearl ($7.50) in fifth position on the straight and kicked at the perfect time to win by three-quarters of a length ahead of Candle ($34). Silent Surround ($13) claimed third, making it consecutive placings in the cup for trainer, William Smart. Tote favourite, Base ($3.50), worked hard out wide for fourth. Trained by Dennis O’Leary, Magical Pearl was Oliver’s first winner of the day, after placing second on Fossicking in race three.

The champion jockey then backed up his win in the cup with another victory aboard Penzevengi ($8.20) in the final race of the day, sealing a late meet double. For the second year in a row, a fall marred the feature race, when Homicide Hank, from the Jon O’Connor stable, broke a leg and fell near the 300-metre mark. The horse was euthanised at the track, while jockey Jefferey Maund walked off the track but was closely monitored by paramedics. In the day’s other feature race, it was good news all round for punters who backed favourite, Basil Da Man ($3.50) won the $40,000 Maxwell Cooper’s Memorial Sprint ahead of Too Many Reds ($10).

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Shelley Tynan, Emily Foale-Jacka and Brittany Moir.

Kirsty Fuller, Kelly Zanker and Nicole Moir, of Balaklava.

ALAKLAVA Cup’s reputation as one of the largest race meetings in South Australia kicked up another couple of notches on Wednesday, the event selling out of tickets for race day. The cup has long been touted as one of the great country meets in the state but this year’s event has staked claims as one of the best in South Australia, including metropolitan meets. In a somewhat shock for organisers, the 16,000 printed entry tickets were sold out. “We ran out of tickets and we’ve never run out of them before,” Balaklava Racing Club chief executive officer, Doug Hall, said while packing up the following day. There were some mind-boggling consumption statistics recorded. The big crowd consumed 80 kegs of Cooper’s beer – or 9,000 litres, 464 cartons of beer, 4,656 bottles of water, 198 cartons of spirits, 3,672 bottles of wine and 800 bags of ice. There’s no record of headaches reported next day! In an effort to find a winner, 3,000 racebooks were sold and the Plains Producer distributed 3,000 copies of its Cup day guide to the track But the weather was the final ingredient in a recipe for success, event organisers thrilled with the superb turnout. Punters were greeted by a delightful day of spring conditions, complete with a cloudless sky and not a breath of wind. “It was gorgeous,” Mr Hall said. Mr Hall said the racing faithful embraced the warmer weather, decking themselves out in some delightfully decadent dresses. “There was a bit of sunburn there,” he laughed. As far as Balaklava Cup goes, getting the event put together can be a bit of a handful, but Mr Hall was thrilled with how everything seemed to flow well. “I’ve had cups which have been really hard work and stressful,” he said. “Yesterday was sweet.” There were some internal technical issues with the TAB early, Mr Hall yet to receive a report on what happened to take it offline, while some food was mistakenly taken earlier in the day, but the problem was later rectified. Extra toilet facilities at the track also kept the punters happy. In the betting ring, star attraction Robbie Waterhouse was pumped with the day. “He said, ‘this is amazing’,” Mr Hall reported. “He asked me how long has this been going on and I said, ‘a few years’. “He said, ‘this is great, I love it’.” While marquees and tents are getting pulled down, planning has started for the 2012 cup.

FASHION on the field runnersup Kirsty James, and Kiara Mitchell,with winner Filomena Caputo, front. LEFT: Khan Leighton struts his stuff on the catwalk.

Nicole Ireland, Casey Dwight, Jess Iacopetta and Tash Eckert. RIGHT: Kate Taylor, of Balaklava and Ruby Thompson, Reynella.

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SPORT v Netball

Final will go down to the wire

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fter a thrilling one-goal game in the second semi final, Hummocks and Balaklava are back to face off for the ultimate prize in Adelaide Plains netball this year. They finished first and second respectively on the ladder at the end of the minor round and this Grand Final promises to be another close run race. The Peckers had to show some real character after a poor start to the preliminary final match with Mallala. They will have taken plenty of confidence from the way they dug themselves out of a nine-goal quarter time hole in this clash. Samantha Nicholls’ Hummocks side will go into this season decider as slight favourites, with two victories in minor round and the second semi-final win. The Peckers have proved they are capable as well, by inflictING one of the minor premier’s two defeats for the year. “There will no changes from my

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perspective, except Beth Germein will be back in our line up,” Nicholls explained. “Our major strength is our teamwork and it has been that way all year. “When we work together and talk it up, that’s what gets us through. “To win this game we’ll just need a full four-quarter effort. “Among the key issues for us, is to be patient and play our game. “As a group we are in control of what we want to do and defensively we just need to be tight one-on-one.” Balaklava coach Michelle Williams’ big decision will be who will pair up with goal attack Tahlia Kruger to get their forward line func-

Beth Germein and Gaynor Tink in a previous encounter. tioning at its optimum this Saturday. Cassie Powell has been the Peckers regular shooter through the majority of the season, while Sally Arbon came on at quarter time, improving the dynamic of the attack end last Saturday. That was an issue

in the match against Mallala at the start of the game. “I still haven’t made a decision on the structure of our attack end at the moment,” Peckers coach Michelle Williams confirmed. “Naturally we’ll need a lot bet-

ter start this week. “It is important we stay with Hummocks from the beginning. “It will be vital to score from our centre passes and restrict the turnovers offensively.” The two biggest one-on-one match-ups in this game will be Nicholls contest with Peckers goal keeper Chelsea Koch and the contest in the centre court between Plains Producer medallist Gaynor Tink and Hummocks returning centre Beth Germein. Also Balaklava’s veteran playing coach Michelle Williams will need to curb the influence of teenage Hummocks goal attack Tegan Nottle. These two sides, Hummocks and Balaklava, have a rich history of salivating, tight and close matches. This rivalry will continue this week. Not much should separate the sides in the end. Peter’s Prediction: Hummocks by two goals.

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TESSA Jarmyn, Mallala grabs the ball just before Balaklava’s Carly Gregor can get her hands on it during the intense A1 match. LEFT: Mallala’s Brooke Fitzgerlad watches in awe as Hummocks WD, Rochelle Smith lunges into the air to catch the ball in A2.

Comeback!

Win sees Balak in rematch with Hummocks Nine goals down at quarter time, Balaklava regrouped and found a way to progress to the grand final, beating Mallala by the slimmest of margins. They turned around a 15-6 negative score line at the first interval, winning the game after a thrilling last quarter 37-36, in a low scoring affair. This has earned them a rematch with minor premiers, Hummocks at Virginia this Saturday, after losing the second semi at Lochiel by one goal. “It was a very ordinary first quarter effort by us,” Balaklava coach, Michelle Williams confirmed. “Mallala were first to the ball and our passes were not hitting their intended targets. “The Magpies produced a lot of turnovers in the opening term, as the scoreboard indicated.” Williams brought Sally Arbon on at goal shooter at this break and she increased the movement into the attack circle. Balaklava regrouped at the interval and started to work their way back

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into the contest. The margin was reduced to four goals at half time, and the scores were level at the final break, “It was goal-for-goal in the final term and we just happened to be one up when the whistle went,” Williams said. “Our defensive line came out very strong and determined in the third term and this was reflected by a number of strong intercepts. “Our goal keeper, Chelsea Koch was excellent all game and best on court in my eyes.” Williams herself also produced a sporting performance, as did Carly Gregor wearing the “WD” bib. Coach of the unlucky Mallala combination, Courtney Kerr was proud of her girls’ fight in the encounter. “To lose by one goal in the last minute of the game was very disappointing, but we put in such an amazing fight, I was just so proud of my team regardless of the final score,” Kerr said. “Our first quarter was fantastic. “Tessa Jarmyn was outstanding in the ‘GS’bib scoring 10 goals straight and Jessie Neilson was unstoppable in goal keeper, intercepting repeatedly. “In the second quarter, as we expected, Balaklava

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came out strong all over the court. “We struggled in our attack to clearly obtain possession and their change in the goal ring worked to their advantage, which impacted the score to Mallala 20-16 at half time. “During the third quarter, Balaklava kept up their intensity but Mallala fought their way back into the game with Jess Bates providing fresh legs in the centre and attack.

“The last quarter was what finals are all about and both teams played fabulously and it was an absolute nerve-racking 15 minutes. “We remained either even or one goal in front for the majority of the quarter but Balaklava got one up in the final minute of the quarter. “Although this was heart breaking for us, the fact that we were in the lead for the majority of the game and that the last time we played Balaklava we lost by 17 just proves how exceptionally the girls played and how much Mallala’s A1 netball team has improved.” The Peckers now take on Hummocks in the season decider.

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Preliminary Final - Saturday at Long Plains A1: Balaklava 37 (Chelsea Koch) d Mallala 36 (Nerida May). A2: Hummocks 35 (Claire Schulz) d Mallala 32 (Louise Faulkner). A3: Balaklava 52 (Terissa Smart) d Virginias 47 (Carissa Buckley). A4: Two Wells 41 (Michelle Dimasi) d Hummocks 36 (Alison Baum). A5: Mallala 37 (Jordyn Algar) d Two Wells 30 (Jamie Dinham). A6: Balaklava 52 (Tenneal White) d Mallala 28 (Claire Blacket). B: Mallala 29 (Amanda Charleson) d Balaklava Away 28 (Ciara Guy) C1: Hamley Bridge 42 (Kiraleigh Hewitt) d Balakalva 7 (Tayla McBride). C2: Two Wells 30 (Caitlin Musolino) d Hamley Bridge 27 (Madelin Rose).

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ADELAIDE PLAINS NETBALL ASSOCIATION Grand final at Virginia - Saturday September 10

Grade TIME C1 9.30am

TEAMS SCORER SC CHECK TIMER INJURY Hummocks Hamley Hummocks Hummocks Hamley vs Hamley

C2 10.45am Mallala vs Two Wells

Mallala

Two Wells

Mallala

Two Wells

B 10.45am Hummocks Hummocks vs Mallala

Mallala Hummocks Mallala

A4 12.15pm Balaklava vs Balaklava Two Wells

Two Wells

A2 12.15pm Two Wells vs Two Wells Hummocks

Hummocks Two Wells Hummocks

Balaklava Mallala

Balaklava

Two Wells

A5 1.45pm

Balaklava vs Mallala

Balaklava Mallala

A3 1.45pm

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Hummocks Balaklava

A6 3.15pm

Two Wells Two Wells Balaklava vs Balaklava

Two Wells Balaklava

A1 3.15pm

Hummocks Hummocks Balaklava vs Balaklava

Hummocks Balaklava

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PRELIMINARY FINAL AT LONG PLAINS

Balak grabs one-goal victory A1: In a tight and exciting match, Balaklava took the honours over Mallala by just one goal, 37-36. Mallala displayed good defence in the opening quarter, with Tessa Jarmyn shooting well and Jessie Neilson with strong intercepts. Good pressure by Mallala. Tessa Jarmyn and Jessie Nielson were standouts for Mallala. Balak 6, Mal 15 Another strong quarter by Mallala. Balaklava fought back with good shooting. Chelsea Koch was strong in defence for Balaklava. Mallala was starting to feel the pressure at both ends, where Balaklava’s defence was strong. Nerida May, Mallala and Chelsea Koch, Balaklava performed well. Balak 16, Mal 20 Changes were made by both teams coming into the third. Jessica Bates put the pressure on at centre. Good shooting by Balaklava’s Sally Arbon. Clare Bruggeman was consistent in WD for Mallala. Chelsea Koch was strong again in defence for Balaklava. Scores were even at the end of this quarter. Balak 26, Mal 26 Mallala made further changes. Jessica Bates was strong in WA. Chelsea Koch was still strong in Balaklava’s defence. Diana Feely was great in the ring for Mallala. Good pressure from both teams. The last minutes of the game were goal-for-goal. Mallala’s Jessica Bates was stoic in this final quarter Final score: Balak 37, Mal 36 A2: After a close tussle, Hummocks shone through during time-on to run away with a three-goal win. Hummocks utilised turnovers to score the first goal. The pressure was tight from both teams, with forced mistakes at both shooting ends. Louise Faulkner, Mallala and Lucy Forrest, Hummocks performed well in this opening quarter. Hum 7, Mal 4 A great start and first goal to Mallala’s GA, Megan Rimmer. The second quarter brought a more settled Mallala team. Hummocks continued to display strong pressure. Amanda Schutz, Hummocks provided consistent, determined drive with Hummocks’ mid-court. Standout players included Mallala’s Jayne Brown and Hummocks’ Emily Wandel. Hum 14, Mal 12 Hummocks’ attack continued their determined game, scoring the first goal for the quarter. Mallala C, Brooke Fitzgerald provided Mallala with many turnovers. Tammy Nicholls, Hummocks shot consistently. Jade Wilkins, Hummocks and Brooke Fitzgerald, Mallala were superb for their sides in this term. Hum 21, Mal 19 Mallala scored the first goal through GS, Amy Tucker. Hummocks replied with their first through Sascha Tiller. Strong mid-court defence from both sides. Both teams showed great determination, resulting in a draw and time on. Ashlee Angus was outstanding for Mallala in this final quarter, as was Rochelle Smith for Hummocks. Hum 28, Mal 28

HUMMOCKS’ centre, Lisa Studham just misses an intercept on Two wells centre, Lisa Cocks during Saturday’s A4 match. Time-on: A strong finish by Hummocks in the second half of time-on provided the girls with a win. Mallala fought hard until the end. Final score: Hum 35, Mal 32 A3: Balaklava pulled away from Virginia in the second half to secure a 52-47 win. An even start by both teams, in trying conditions. Defence work at each end was tight. At the end of the first quarter, Balaklava were just up in an intense game. Carissa Buckley, Virginia and Renee McPharlin, Balaklava worked well. Virg 9, Balak 11 Balaklava were off to a great start in the second quarter. A few unforced errors crept into both of the teams’ games. An injury time was called for Virginia, giving teams a chance to catch their breath and settle. Standout players included Tarleah Lamont, Virginia and Merridy Manual, Balaklava. Virg 20 – Balak 26 Virginia made changes going into the third. A great intercept by Balaklava’s GD then pressure from Virginia ended with Balaklava shooting a goal. Injury time to Virginia changed their defence, dropping a goal in right on the whistle. Virg – 33 – Balak 41 Virginia made a strong attempt in the last quarter. Balaklava’s shooting was still very accurate. The game was very even in this quarter. Strong shooting and a strong finish for Balaklava. Final score: Virg 47, Balak 52 A good, close game, but Balaklava’s shooting accuracy won them the victory in the end. A4: Two Wells fought back late in the game to steal a fivegoal win. Windy conditions set the tone of play, with both teams making simple passing mistakes. Hummocks capitalised, shooting well to gain an early lead. Two Wells’ shooting wasn’t on target, but the attacking end were able to keep the ball close and the score margin minimal. Ruth Martin, Hummocks and Lisa Cocks, Two Wells were

standout performers in the opener. TW 6 – Hum 9 Both teams made changes, paying dividends for Two Wells early in the second quarter. Two Wells’ shooters settled and their accuracy increased. Two Wells GA, Michelle Dimasi provided vital leads and shot well. Hummocks answered the call with GA, Tess Lawson working well under pressure. Standout players included Michelle Dimasi for Two Wells and Charmaine Barlow for Hummocks. TW 15 – Hum 20 Hummocks worked the ball well around the circle with Hummocks C, Lisa Studham providing options. Two Wells’ goalies worked well together and with the experienced strength of GK, Tanya Kent were able to decrease Hummocks’ lead. Strong defence by Two Wells WD, Kimberly Juvan, especially at Hummocks’ centre passes, put Two Wells in a good position going in to the final quarter. Tanya Kent was outstanding for Two Wells, as was Hummocks’ Tess Lawson. TW 30 – Hum 28 Two Wells scored the first two goals of the third. Their defence worked tirelessly, putting pressure on Hummocks’ attack. The two centres, Lisa Cocks, Two Wells and Deb Davey, Hummocks contested each other all quarter. Hummocks WA, Lisa Studham led well at centre passes. Pay was even for most of the quarter with Hummocks’ defence stepping up, but some bursts of good team play cemented Two Wells’ lead and ensured the win. Hummocks’ Deb Davey and Two Wells’ Michelle Dimasi were standouts in this last quarter. Final score: TW 41 – Hum 36 Windy conditions put pressure on both teams in the opening half, with Hummocks adapting to the conditions sooner, but Two Wells didn’t give up and their experience and team play paid off in the end with a five-goal win. A5: Thanks to accurate shooting, Mallala came out on top in what was an extremely

tight game, winning 37-30. Mallala won the toss and scored the first goal. Two Wells responded and it was goal-for-goal until Two Wells switched it on and pulled ahead. Mallala came back, putting the margin at three. Tania Heaslip, Mallala and Jessica Walker, Two Wells were solid for their teams. TW 11 – Mal 8 Mallala made changes, bringing Jordyn Algar on at GD, making a difference holding Two Wells to four goals for the quarter. Mallala’s GS, Greta Warrior took Mallala into the lead with nine goals for the quarter. Two Wells’ Jamie Dinham was superb in the second quarter. TW 15 – Mal 17 The third quarter was Two Wells’ chance to come out firing, and they started with a change to shooters. GS Rhiannon Morrison was on target for Two Wells. Both teams pushed ahead with Two Wells ending the quarter one goal down. Jess Iacopetta used the mid-court well for Mallala. TW 24 – Mal 25 Two Wells GD, Jamie Dinham intercepted in Mallala’s goal circle to give Two Wells the first goal of the quarter and even out the game. That was short lived though, as Mallala GS, Greta Warrior pushed Mallala ahead. Mallala GD, Jordyn Algar and Two Wells’ Jamie Dinham were both standout players with great defence and intercepts. Final score: TW 30 – Mal 37

A6: The young Balaklava side moved well on the court, securing a solid 24-goal win. Mallala goaled first. Balaklava responded quickly with a goal of their own. Defence work kept the ball moving back and forth. The first was a tough quarter, with some nice shooting. Standout players for this term included Balaklava’s Ciara Guy and Mallala’s Claire Blacket. Mal 6 – Balak 13 Balaklava’s GA shot extremely well, regardless of distance. Time was held for Balaklava’s GK due to injury, who was then replaced by Taylar Durdin. Balaklava showed speed in the younger placers, accuracy increasing the score. Mallala moved the ball with control to reward themselves with a few goals, but defence often intercepted. Mal 14 – Balak 27 Balaklava brought on two more fresh layers in the third quarter and were strong in the rebounds. Mallala scored consecutive goals when Balaklava faded in concentration. Clever passing in Balaklava’s goal circle. Mallala’s GA worked hard. Mal 22 – Balak 39 Balaklava again made changes. Mallala’s teamwork resulted in some great play and lead to goals, while Balaklava’s youngsters still showed speed to move the ball. Final score: Mal 28 – Balak 52 B grade: In a match that was too close for comfort, Mallala snuck away with a one-goal win. Mallala had the first centre pass and scored. Teams were very even, with the quarter being goal-for-goal. The wind affected shooting from both sides, however Balaklava GS, Ciara Guy shot well despite the wind. Balaklava finished strong with four-goal lead. Ciara Guy, Balaklava and Hannah Jenkin, Mallala were solid in this quarter. Balak 9 – Mal 4 Mallala’s GS, Amanda Charleson had a strong start, shooting from quite far out. Both teams rebounded well with a lot of fight. Mallala’s C, Hannah Jenkin and Balaklava’s Aleisha Michael both worked hard to get the turnovers. Balak 15 – Mal 21 Both teams’ defenders worked hard, struggling to get the ball into the circle. Mallala came back early in the third, and it was goal-for-goal for the majority of the quarter. Balaklava got back up but Mallala kept fighting to make scores even. Standout players included Mallala’s Sally Wilson and Jordyn Algar. Balak 21 – Mal 21

AMANDA Charleson, Mallala snatches the ball away from Balaklava’s Syjourn Renshaw in B grade.

The game was too close for comfort, both teams pushing as hard as they could. Tahlia Beech for Mallala was superb, backing everyone up and leading through the midcourt. Mallala’s defenders were on their game, and Balaklava’s Ciara Guy played a solid game. Final score: Balak 28 – Mal 29 C1: Consistent pressure from Hamley Bridge ensured a well-deserved victory over Balaklava. Good pressure from both teams from the start. Accurate shooting from Hamley Bridge GS. Balaklava defence held up well as their GA and GS played well. Jessica Sellars performed well for Hamley Bridge in the opening quarter. HB 12 – Balak 2 An even start to the second quarter, with pressure on both sides. Hamley Bridge GS was on fire. Good defence pressure from Hamley Bridge kept Balaklava’s goals down. Hamley seemed to settle and take control of the game, even though this didn’t show on the scoreboard. Hamley Bridge GS was on top, with good pressure from Balaklava. Balaklava needed more movement from the attacking third. Amy McCabe was a standout player for Hamley Bridge, as was Blessing Nyoni for Balaklava. HB 18 – Balak 5 Balaklava made some changes, which gave them more drive. Pressure from Hamley Bridge rattled the Balaklava girls, which left them scoreless for this quarter. Kiraleigh Hewitt was in good form for Hamley Bridge. HB 28 – Balak 5 Great pressure from Hamley Bridge in the final quarter. Balaklava made some good moves and tried hard. Excellent work from Hamley Bridge goalies. Good pressure from Kirrily White at GK for Balaklava. Jessica Sellars performed well all game for Hamley Bridge, and Kirrily White was solid for Balaklava. Final score: HB 42 - Balak 7 C2: Both teams worked hard all game, the final quarter seeing a draw. During time-on, Two Wells pushed ahead for a three-goal win. Hamley started the game well, with their GS scoring six of their eight goals. Tyler Powell worked well for Hamley Bridge. HB 8 – TW 4 Both teams continued well into the second quarter, with Two Wells scoring the first three goals. Hamley Bridge’s GK played a good quarter. Hayley Moore, Hamley Bridge was a solid performer in this term. HB 15 – TW 8 Two Wells outscored Hamley Bridge in the third quarter, with the GA shooting well. Tayla Southwell was in fine form for Two Wells all quarter. HB 18 – TW 13 Two Wells started the final quarter fast, out-scoring Hamley Bridge to draw the match at 22 goals each. Extra time had to be played to decide the winner. Nadia Langtry, Hamley Bridge and Caitlyn Musolino, Two Wells were solid in the final term. Final score: HB 27 – TW 30

Cats ambushed and schelled by Rams A brilliant coaching feat by Daniel Schell and elite performances by the Jackman brothers, Tom Riggs and Jason Schuppan, inflicted Blyth-Snowtown’s first loss for the year in the North Eastern Football league’s second semi final at Mintaro Oval. Impressive from the outset, the BBH Rams dominated by the third term, grabbing a team lifting victory by 33 points. The Rams’ lead actually got out to over 50 points in the last quarter before the Cats kicked three late goals in junk time. “BBH beat us at our own game, and got their hands on the football first,” BlythSnowtown coach, Brett Ireland said. “We didn’t get the usual drive from half back and Gareth Ottens was dragged back to the goal square by Daniel Schell. “Our group didn’t adjust and reach quickly enough in this game.” “At half time I had to throw things around to gain some momentum. “We actually got to with two goals in the third term, but Ryan Darling’s missed

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NEFL REPORT: By Peter Argent shot from 25 metres out on an angle proved crucial. “On reflection we were flat all over the ground and hopefully that is our bad game for the year out of the way.” Adding to the Cats’ second semi final woes, Nick McCormack was yellow carded and reported in the second term, but pleasingly for Blyth-Snowtown’s future aspirations, this year the report was withdrawn after the game. Ryan Darling left the ground in the third term with a back problem, while Shay Clifford spent the last quarter in the bench, with hamstring soreness. Coach Ireland said both are expected to play this weekend. Versatile utility Scott Atkinson was the Cats’ only real avenue to goal, kicking his teams three first three majors and five for the game, along with being their

best player. Nathan Zweck, Glen Hayes, Aaryn Lloyd and Craig Robinson had their moments. Brad Bell and Darling kicked two goals each. The trio of Tom Riggs, recruit from Crystal Brook this year Matt Jackman and older brother Nick Jackman were superb all contest, racking up possessions at will. Jason Schuppan was a tower of strength as a marking forward in attack, while Matt Jackman matched him, kicking four goals each. The defence was well led by Stephen Mann and Ryan Schell, who were disciplined and courage all game. All the Rams played a role at some stage in the victory, with Matt Booth and Boh Wall, who was brilliant early, chiming in with two each. The Cats need to recover and regroup quickly, as they take on Eagles on the expanses of Robertstown Oval this Saturday.

Eagles live to fight another week

In Sunday’s first semi final, an explosive six-goal third term by MintaroManoora ensured they lived to fight another week, beating the RSMU Hawks in what proved to be Mick Duncan’s last game as coach, by 21 points. “RSMU was over two-goal in front in the second term, but it the third that got the job done for us,” coach Brad Charnstrom said. “It was a good contest and we didn’t have it all our own way. The Hawks led by one straight kick at the long interval after an exciting, even first half. Leading performances came from Bill Sandow, Ash Winders and Nathan Forrest for the victors. Jamie Milburn, Luke McDermid and captain Michael Young also played with real purpose and endeavour. Both Sandow and Brad Taylor kicked three goals, while Young and Winders chimed in with two each. For the Hawks, who with an impressive list have finished fourth for a second year, their best was veteran Kimberley

BRAD Bell, Blyth-Snowtown tries to outrun his opponent on Saturday. Hart across half back. Pat Clark, Sam Noack and James Vandeleur were consistent, with Noack pushing forward and kicking three goals as well. Dave Schulze also helped out with a pair of majors. Nick Jordan and Clint Foster were also serviceable for the vanquished.

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SPORT v District

Bowls set to start in just one month Wooroora Men’s Bowls will start on Saturday, October 8, with a number of changes in place for the new season. For the first time for a number of seasons, no bye will exist in either Division in the Wooroora Pennant competition. With Balaklava entering a second side into Division One, eight sides will now compete in this Division while fourteen sides will contest Division Two. Division One will now consist of Balaklava Gold, Balaklava Green, Hamley Bridge, Mallala, Owen, Port Wakefield, Riverton and Wasleys. The opening round of Division One matches will see: Port Wakefield v Wasleys, Riverton v Balaklava Green, Balaklava Gold v Hamley Bridge, Owen v Mallala Wooroora Championships will be scheduled for Sunday 19 February 19, with Singles and Pairs Championships to be played at Balaklava, Triples Championships at Mallala, and Fours Championships at Owen. Division Two will feature 14 sides playing one complete round before the competition is split into Division Two and Division Three – a new change – at the conclusion of matches on 14th January 2012. Opening round of Division Two matches

Golf Balaklava ladies

On the first day of spring, 18 players vied for top spot in a stableford competition. Cathy Redpath cleaned up in A grade with 37 points, followed by Patricia Anderson 36 on a count back from Maurine Kemp. Next came Joan Anderson 35, Louise Michael 32, Jill Taylor 31, Norma Taylor and Merv Hameister, both 28. Newcomer to B grade, Josie Thompson won the day with a tidy 40 pts. Next in line were Julia Hoskin 39, Moya Hayes 35, Gill Ackland 29, Rose Jenkin 22, Cherie Taylor 19 and Colleen Howard 16. Denby Wandel, 34, claimed honours in the depleted C grade ranks. Fay Williams 33 and Tania Allen 26 completed this group. NTP: A grade - Merv Hameister; B grade - Josie Thompson; C grade - Denby Wandel. Producer Points - Josie Thompson 5, Julia Hoskin 4, Cathy Redpath 3, Patricia Anderson 2, Maurine Kemp 1. Next week: Ambrose. Starters: H Maxwell, N Taylor. Results from August 25 Seventeen players contested the fourth Par and final monthly medal competition for the year. A grade winner was Tania Matz, 3 up, followed by Cathy Redpath 1 up, Jill Taylor square, Louise Michael 1 down, Norma Taylor 2 down, Maurine Kemp 5 down and Joan Anderson 6 down. B grade was led home by Cherie Taylor, 4 down on a count back from Rose Jenkin, followed by Tanya Green shields 5 down and Heather Maxwell 12 down. C grade winner was Josie Thompson with 7 up. Chasing her home were Julia Hoskin 4 up, Denby Wandel 1 down, Fay Williams 2 down and Tania Allen 7 down. Monthly Medal winner was Denby Wandel. Producer Points: Josie Thompson 5, Julia Hoskin 4, Tania Matz 3, Cathy Redpath 2, Jill Taylor 1. NEXT WEEK: CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS RESULTS AND PICTURES.

Balaklava men

A small field, decimated by counterattractions such as footy finals and the mighty Adelaide Royal Show, took up arms last Saturday for a ‘one grade’ Stableford round, soundly and roundly won by that ever-green iron-wielder Doug Taylor, who stormed home with an unsurpassable 43 points. The Mallala Mauler, jaunty John Curnow (38), did his best to keep Doug honest while young Digby Addison (36) strove to give John a few things to think about. Thereafter we recorded the following W Lokan (35), G Leo (35), J Breuer (35), A Henstridge (33), W Goudie (32), G Sonntag (32), D Trickett (31), M Hameister (27), R Hahn (24) and W Nagle (24). Birdies were recorded by mighty Merv Hameister at the 10th and birdie-belter Bill Goudie at the 8th. These two masters of the mashie also claimed NTPs while about it, as did John Curnow (3rd), Roger Hahn (13th) and Wayne Nagle (15th). This weekend we repeat the exercise, the Stableford event to be started by Andrew Manuel, supervised by Dean Trickett, while Graham Ackland will dispense a selection of effervescent

LEFT: Women’s runner-up B&F Priscilla Robinson with joint B&F Brianna Cheetham. R I G H T: M e n ’ s B & F winner, Mark Bastian.

REPORT: By John Glistak, WMBA secretary are: Riverton White v Wasleys, Balaklava Red v Hamley White, Port Wakefield Blue v Mallala White, Tarlee Red v Tarlee White, Owen vs Port Wakefield Gold, Hamley Red vs Riverton Black, Mallala Black v Balaklava Blue The finals series for all three Divisions will commence on March 17 (Semi-Finals), followed by Preliminary Finals on March 24 and Grand Finals on March 31. This year’s Executive consists of Michael Rankine (Vice President), Peter Furst (Senior Vice President), Allan Chivell (Junior Vice President), Ken Warnes (Past President) and John Glistak (Association Secretary). Some clubs have already held their first practice for the forthcoming season while others are still several weeks away from having their greens ready for the pennant competition. With only one month to go before the pennant competition starts, many a bowl will be dusted off in the meantime in readiness for the new season.

substances from the safety of the 19th. Come Sunday October 2, we’ll stage the 27-hole Balaklava Open, by which time the course will be even further bashed into shape by the small band of Hi-Lux heroes who strove to impress the 60-odd contestants in last Sunday’s Ladies’ State “Champion of Champions” event which, blessed with near-perfect weather, drew quite some praise from many visitors. Please sort out your calendars and ink yourselves in for the Open, which should draw a significant number of contestants from surrounding clubs.

Balaklava Mid week

A group of 14 players took to the fairways on Wednesday August 31, with Geoff Leo winning the day with 54 points, Dean Trickett 48 CB, Dennis Goudie 48, Doug Taylor 47, Dene Newton 46 CB, Greg Sonntag 46 CB, Rick Campbell 46, Brian Stewart 45 CB, Merv Hameister 45, Bill Goudie 44, John Curnow 41, Bill Berry 39, Moya Hayes 37, Trevor Reid 32. Birdies: Geoff Leo holes 2,4 & 12, Doug Taylor hole 14, Brian Stewart hole 17, Merv Hameister hole 2. Eagle: Dean Trickett hole 16. NTP: John Curnow holes 3 & 8, Greg Sonntag hole 10.

BLYTH

Mens Results September 4, Stableford, sponsored by Clare Hotel: C Walkley 54, T Eime 54, D Smith 50, M Videon 50, K Hayes 46, M Finn 45, J Hogan 44, G Mugge 42, H Wandel 41, J Greet 40, B Spinks 40, R Lamond 38. Skins: jackpot. NTP: R Lamond. September 11: Club Championship R Lamond v M Williams, tee off 10am. All others tee off 11am for Stableford, sponsored by Page’s Deli. Don Victor Memorial-pooled afternoon tea. Donation to Heartbeat. Tea. All welcome to play. Ladies Results August 31, Captain’s Trophy, Least Putts, sponsored by J Zweck: J Zweck 25, K Mugge 30, B Victor 36, 9 holes: A Harrison 15, L Randolph 18. Skins: Jackpot. September 7: TriDay with Blyth, Snowtown, Yacka. Competition to be advised on day, sponsored by club. Ladies also welcome to play September 11 tee off 11am Club Championship, Don Victor Memorial, pooled afternoon tea. September 14: Bogey Bisque, sponsored by club.

Hamley Bridge

A field of 29 competed in Thursday’s Stableford competition, with Bob Hillier and Cliff Applebee fighting it out for the top step of the podium both scoring 43 points, Bob winning it on a countback. Third spot went to a most accurate Bob Ahola with 42 on a count back from Colin Doudle 42, John Riley and Ron Collins 41 and Ron Smith 40. Other scores: Dave Russell 39, Errol Branson, Ian Rohde 38, Warren Isgar, Bob Charman 37, Gary Woods, Lance Hatcher, Noel Stringer, Brian Cooper 36, Dennis Hawke, Wim Van Pelt 35, Barry Schwartz, Roen Cameron, Adam Mitchell 34. Birdies: Adam Mitchell, Noel Stringer 1, Colin Doudle 9. NTPs: Colin Doudle 9th, Wim Van Pelt 4th. It was a father and son affair in Saturday’s Par competition, Bradley Zerna win-

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U17 Most Goals Scored winner, Chris Scutcheon with U17 B&F Tom Forrest.

Under 14 B&F Fletcher Thomas (right) with joint runner-up Lachlan Squires.

Hockey awards presentation CLARE & District Hockey Association held its Best & Fairest awards presentation night on Saturday night, at the Saddleworth Bowling Club. The evening, hosted by the Riverton Hockey Club, was well attended by both players and supporters. Trophies were presented by the Association President and Life Member, Adrian Nourse. This year’s recipients demonstrate the close competition – well done to all. Under 14 B&F Fletcher

ning the day on a count back from his father Barrie Zerna both with +7. Errol Branson who has carded some consistent scores recently came in third with +6 on a count back from the big hitting Lance Hatcher, Bob Charman and Wim Van Pelt +6. A GRADE: Bradley Zerna, Bradley Zerna +7, Wim Van Pelt +6, Dave Russell, John Mitchell +4 B GRADE: Errol Branson +6, George Dahlitz +4, Tony Jones,Kieth Kluske,Ron Smith +2. C GRADE: Lance Hatcher, Bob Charman +6. Birdies: Bradley Zerna, Barrie Zerna 17th, John Mitchell 11th, 9th and 13th, George Dahlitz 14th, Dave Russell 17th, Leigh Durdin 2nd.

Riverton

Results from September 3, Stableford. A Grade: R Thomas 43, J Rankine 40, G Davis 38. B Grade: K Behn 44, S Saunders 43, B Murray 43. NTP 3/12: A Hartwell. NTP 5/14: R Brandsma. Most fairways: T Peek (14). Gilbert Valley Challenge - Riverton (38.1 pts) def Saddleworth (35.5). Next week: Stroke, semi finals of club championships.

TWo Wells

Results from September 3, Stroke, sponsored by TT Building Consultants. Barry Titherage from TT Building Consultants was on hand to see how the 34 golfers handled his sponsored 11th hole, and also to give away some prizes. We look forward to seeing sponsors on October 9 at Sponsor’s Day/Presentation Evening. Adam Bail carved out his season’s best score to return a net 61 and win A grade, as well as the Medal of Medals from Charlie Hogg 62 and Simon Grigg 65. Russell Grigg won B grade with 67 from Robert Hogg 67 and Watto 70. C grade winner was Leon Zbierski 67 from Bingo Barns 69 and Ray Prior 70. The Ladies saw Elaine Grigg maintain her recent good form with 66 from Julie Holland 67 and Leanne Cannizzaro 73 plus a meat tray. Robert Hogg defeated Mark Hansford 1 up in the matchplay semi-final, to go into the final in two weeks time against Les Grafton. Some of the day’s highlights included John Boon scoring 30 on the first three holes, Clive Weller having 35 putts on the day and Jim Weir putting for birdie on the 13th and taking 4 putts for a 7. Coming events at TWGC: Russell Grigg Invitational on Sunday September 18, 9:30am Stableford event – all TWGC members invited. Night Golf Ambrose on Friday September 23 at 6:30pm, Hamley Bridge challenge at Hamley on October 15. All Two Wells scores can be seen at: http://www.twowellsgolfclub.com.au/ Results A grade: 61 A Bail, 62 C Hogg, 65 Simon Grigg, M Hansford, 71 S Abbott, G Payne, I Smith, 72 J Ball, 74 Y Frencken, 75 L Grafton, 76 Stuart Grigg, 77 V Hatch, 78 A Paul. B Grade: 67 R Grigg, R Hogg, 70 Watto, S Kelly, 71 P Shields, 72 D Hall, H Linford, 75 J Weir, J Bowden, T Clifton, 82 A Baker. C: Grade: 67 L Zbierski, 69 B Barns, 70 R Prior, C Weller, 75 I Telfer, 77 B Prior, 87 J Boon. Ladies: 66 E Grigg, 67 J Holland, 73

Thomas, Clare Donnybrook - 18 votes. Joint RU Lachlan Squires, Clare Donnybrook - 9 votes. William Pearson, Clare Donnybrook - 9 votes. Ethan Gates, Balaklava - 9 votes. Under 17 B&F Tom Forrest, Clare Springstown - 29 votes. RU Hedley Greenshields, Balaklava - 23 votes. Women B&F joint winners Jayne Price, Clare Springstown - 11 votes and Liz Sherrah, Clare Sevenhill - 11 votes. Fiona Tiller, Balaklava

- 11 votes. RU Priscilla Robinson, Clare Springstown - 10 votes. Men B&F Mark Bastian, Clare Springstown - 28 votes. RU Mark Telfer, Clare Donnybrook - 17 votes. Highest goalscorer awards Under 14 William Pearson, Clare Donnybrook - 10 goals. Under 17 Chris Scutcheon, Burra - 14 goals. Women Brianna Cheetham, Clare Springstown - 21 goals. Men Darren Sweet, Clare Springstown - 11 goals.

L Cannizzaro. Long Drives: A - Charlie Hogg; B - D Hall; C -. Ladies: E Grigg. NTPs: 1 - R Hogg, 2 -, V Hatch, 6 - E Grigg, 11 - J Ball, 12 -, 15 - B Barns. Pro’s Approach: Simon Grigg. NAGA: John Boon. Medal of Medals: Adam Bail. Next week: Par, Captain’s Trophy Round 4. – Russell Grigg, TWGC Handicapper

9.30am: U14 – Clare Springstown v Balaklava. 11.00am: U17 – Clare Springstown v Clare Donnybrook. 1.30pm: Women – Balaklava v Clare Sevenhill. 3.15pm: Men – Clare Springstown v Balaklava.

Results for Stroke round on August 30. Winner was Julie Holland with 65 nett, runner-up Jenny Rowe with 66 nett. Julie was also the winner of the Jenny Rowe Putting competition with 25 putts. Longest Drive was won by Helen Johnson hole 10. Julie was the only player to get NTP on 11 and a gobbler on 13. Well done Julie. The monthly medal winner was Jenny Rowe.

LOWER LIGHT

Two Wells Ladies

Hockey clare & district

Under 14 Clare Donnybrook 2 defeated Clare Springstown 0 Goals: Fletcher Thomas, Lachlan Squires. Best: Cl/Don – Lachlan Squires, Fletcher Thomas, Sam Haddow; Cl/Spr – James Forrest, William Price, Morgan Clarke-Dolman. Clare Donnybrook advance to the grand final Under 17 Burra 1 defeated Clare Springstown 0 Goal: Lachie Haddow. Best: Burra – Alex Catt, Lachie Haddow, Neil Maxted; Cl/Spr – Tom Forrest, Matt Forrest, Tom Erkelenz. Burra advance to the Grand final Clare Donnybrook 4 defeated Balaklava 3 Goals: Cl/Don – Lachlan McLean 2, Josh Nourse, Fletcher Thomas; Bal – Hedley Greenshields 2, Jesse Shepherd. Best: Cl/Don – Josh Nourse, Fletcher Thomas, Lachlan McLean. Women Clare Springstown 2 defeated Balaklava 1 Goals: Cl/Spr – Jayne Price, William Price; Bal – Rhea Greenshields. Best: Cl/ Spr – Stephanie Robinson, Jayne Price, William Price; Bal – Tegan McPharlin, Mary Heslop, Fiona Tiller. Clare Springstown advance to the grand final Men Riverton 3 defeated Clare Springstown 1 Goals: Riv – Chris Scutcheon, Josh Nourse, Kelvin Tiller; Cl/Spr – Tom Forrest Best: Riv – Kelvin Tiller, Chris Scutcheon, Josh Nourse; Cl/Spr – Matt Forrest, Derek Upton, Jace Hooper. Riverton advance to the grand final. Balaklava 1 drew with Clare Donnybrook 1 in extra time Goals: Bal – Lee Cunningham; Cl/ Don – Mark Harvey. Best: Bal – Peter Shepherd, Kevin Marriott, Samuel Tiller; Cl/Don – Mark Telfer, Jason Fischer, Daniel Cheetham. Balaklava, due to their higher place on the premiership table, go into the preliminary final. Preliminary finals to be held at Burra

Shooting Results from Saturday September 3 at a range of 700m. Cyclists & Torrens Valley: A Grade; P Gale 200.13. B Grade; J Pinyon 197.5. Sighters; P Bradshaw 40.2. Handicap; P Bradshaw 100.4/100.7 (6) 200, P Gale 100.4/100.9 (6) 200, J Pinyon 100.3/97.2 (80 200, P Fry 99.4/99.4 (4) 200, G Apthomas 97.2/97.3 (10) 200, C Luedeke 95.3/99.2 (7) 200, W Muhleder 94.1/95 (12) 200, F.O Pinyon 100.6/96.6 (6) 196, F Pinyon 97.3/93.3 (2) 192. Phoenix: A Grade; J Samuel 199.12. Handicap; D Clarke 99.2/100.5 (3) 202, J Samuel 99.4/100.8 (2) 201, C George 99.3/98.4 (2) 199, M Challen 91.2/96.5 (5) 192. Cyclists & Torrens Valley F Class: F Open; M Heyward 198.8. F Standard; B Galpin 192.8. Sighters; S Braund 38. Handicap; S Braund 98.4/99.4 (5) 200, B Galpin 92.1/100.7 (13) 200, M Heyward 98.1/100.7 (2) 200, S Mann 88.1/92 (22) 200, L White 96.4/96.3 (8) 200, R Braund 98.4/99.2 (1) 198, R Heyward 96.5/99.4 (3) 198, M Williams 89.1/96.2 (12) 197, D Zerbe 94.2/100.6 (3) 197, B Moulds 98.6/98.2 (8) 196. Phoenix F Class: F Standard; M Roberts 196.8. Handicap; M Roberts 98.4/98.4 (9) 215, E Kanik 92.2/100.5 (8) 200, K Neale 86.1/97.4 (13) 196, P Kanik 86/98.6 (11) 195, J Close 90/93.4 (12) 195, D Brown 96.2/94 (v) 190. Light River: A Grade; R Spillman 194.4. B Grade; G Buddle 188.6. F Class; G Mincham 197.3. Sighters; P Spillman 39.1. Handicap; R Spillman 96.4/100.5 (10) 215, T Bickley 97.3/97.1 (15) 213, G Mincham 99/98.3 (9) 210, G Buddle 91.1/97.5 (11) 205, P Bothwell 91/78.1 (20) 190. Postal & Railways: A Grade; R Cunningham 198.6. B Grade; S Giles 194.8. C Grade; T Button 183.2. Sighters; V Synusas 38. Handicap; R Cunningham 98.3/100.3 198, V Synusas 97.3/98.1 195, S Giles 98.4/96.4 194, I Mackintosh 96.1/93.4 189, T Button 90.1/93.1 183, M Bethune 90.1/92.2 182, M Spendelove 86/94 180, B Phillips 90.2/79.1 169, P Collins 99.5/100.8 (v) 199.

MALLALA

Results from Sunday September 4. 20 target dbl barrell: A; A Zupanic 60/60, 2nd; B Dempster 59/60. B; S Byrnes 20/20, 2nd; T O’Connor 59/60. C; G Boland 22/23, 2nd; W Webbe 21/23. 50 target pt score club championship: A; R Fleming 150/150, 2nd; A Zupanic 145/150. B; B Zanker 141/150, 2nd; J Algar 136/150.C; F Kopriva 130/150, 2nd; C Noto 122/150. 25 target handicap: 1st; B Cook 35/35. 2nd; J Gilbert 34/35. 3rd; A Zupanic 25/26. High Guns in B Grade: B Zanker 184/195. Next shoot September 17.

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SPORT v APFL Medal Count

The Plains Producer medal count votes APFL votes

A grade

A GRADE, BALAKLAVA: Sam Rowland 13, Glen Dawson 9, Benjamin Catford 8, Todd Mcpharlin 8, Hayden Walker 7, Lachlan Michael 6, Les Pearson 5, Justin Michael 3, Justin Walker 3, Ryan Mcpharlin 2, Aaron Cocks 2, Jared Cmrlec 1, Jonathon Brice 1, Brenton Lamond 1. hamley bridge: Adam Pepe 7, Justin Schahinger 5, Joshua Moody 5, Dylan Lockwood 3, Aaron Christmann 2, Craig Allen 1, Jed Eastwood 1. hummockswatchman eagles: Matthew Higgs 12, Joel Wilson 11, Simon Schutz 6, Shaun Light 4, Lee Belperio 2, Ricky Mackereth 2, Todd Twelftree 1, Tim Forrest 1, Nathan Greenshields 1, MALLALA: Liam Whitwell 17, Joel Montgomerie 15, Bradley Hardie 3, Daniel Griffiths 3, Jacob Walsh 3, Brian Montgomery 2, Sam Angus 2, Jason Earl 2, Dale Mclean 2, David Pontt 1, Tim Cawrse 1, James Wildbore 1, Christian Rimmer 1. two wells: Ned Seccafien 10, Kahn Leighton 9, Daniel Hines 5, Eamon Fetherstonhaugh 5, Lee Allmond 5, Ben Spiteri 2, Andrew Hardiman 2, Ben Slattery 1. united: Bradley Shimmin 9, Heath Pym 7, William Banton 5, Alistair Fleming 4, Adrian Mills 4, Simon Schulz 3, Mikey Brown 3, Adam Mansfield 3, Matt East 2, Dylan Gillies 1, Jack Chapman 1, Samuel Harding 1, Benjamin Sobey 1. VIRGINIA: Brendon Niklaus 11, Anthony Johnston 10, Ben Russel 10, Caleb Howell 8, Graham Rigney 6, Troy Wilkey 6, Joss Denengelse 5, Leif Burdon 3, Nathan Warren 3, Benjamin Galic 2, Matthew Young 2, Anthony Seccafien 1.

RESERVES

balaklava: Grant Willmer 16, Rick Lamond 15, Shaun Henderson 10, Nathan Yates 5, Dylan Ruiz 4, Daniel Butterfield 3, Vincent Taylor 3, Nigel Tutthill 3, Luke Guy 3, Aaron Williams 3, Paul Mclean 2, Chad Ruiz 2, Simon Nankivell 2, Jamie Tiller 1, Leigh Michalanney 1. HAMLEY BRIDGE: Kurubyn Floyd 6, Benjamin Farrugia 5, Adam Baker 3, David Millar 3, Daniel Uthmann 3, Daniel Maynard 3, Andrew Power 2, Luke Smith 1, Luke Marshman 1, Adam Slok 1, Gavin Branson 1. HUMMOCKS-WATCHMAN EAGLES: Paseut Souvannvong 3, Ben Rowe 2, Peter Mcmillan 2, Joshua Mahoney 2, Daniel Wright 1, Christopher Braham 1, Joshua Kelly 1, Jonathan Jenkins 1. mallala: Ben Edwards 7, Reece Kerr 7, Brett Start 6, Christopher Bilney 6, Derek Tiller 5, Paul Blacket 4, Jesse Crewsdon 3, Laurence Gosling 3, Ben Work 3, James Barr 2, Luke Chadwick 2, Matthew Saunders 2, William Farrelly 2, Daniel Chadwick 2, Jonathon Wildbore 1, Samuel Irish 1, Brett Tucker 1, Kirk Kirvan 1, Graham White 1, Benjamin Goudie 1. two wells: Adam Humzy 8, Ross Coleman 7, Joshua Brown-Pichugin 5, Trevor Wohlfeil 4, Luke Godfrey 3, Michael Abdilla 3, Thomas Stubing 3, Daniel Tanti 3,

Timothy Hines 3, Aaron Sincock 3, Cameron Lamont 3, Anthony Cavallaro 2, Scott Wise 2, Mark Illingworth 2, Aaron Slatter 2, Archi Heron 2, Eamon Fetherstonhaugh 1, Bradley Struck 1, Clinton McDonald 1, Steven Lioulios 1. united: Adam Pratt 7, Jakob Curnow 4, Michael Davey 3, Ben Starr 3, Ben Pym 3, Kym Jarman 3, Michael Warnes 3, Karl Algar 2, Peter Cook 2, James Rundle 2, Mark Sammons 1, Colin Robertson 1, Matt Starr 1. virginia: Sam Avery 14, Trent Karutz 7, Cameron Felstead 6, Richard Drew 5, Con Mylonopoulos 4, Billy Nikou 3, Grant Drew 3, Samuel Biermann 3, Ashley Nicholas 3, Chritopher Campbell 3, Daniel Kerr 3, Stephen Papanotis 3, Ryan Starr 2, Buddy Holland 2, Rocky Perre 2, Jacob Simmonds 2, Shaun Solomon 1, Robert Desmond 1.

Senior Colts

balaklava: Chad Ruiz 27, Riley McDonald 16, Michael Clifford 11, Luke Williams 9, Timothy Shepherd 3, Sam Van Kleef 2, Joshua Butterfield 2, Roger Logan 2. hamley bridge: Andrew Power 23, Sam Collings 6, Rhys Darwin 4, Liam Henneker 4, Zac Vinton 3, Kynon Hewitt 2, Jeremy Paues 1. hummocks-watchman eagles: Tyler Williams 16, Joshua Appleby 8, Jesse Zilm 2. mallala: Ben Martin 24, Dylan Kearns 12, Troy Algar 8, Jake Birchmore 7, Josh Page 6, Dylan Winning 4, Lewis Helps 3. two wells: Luke Godfrey 15, Theodore Markou 10, Archi Heron 9, Matthew Daly 7, Shannon Slattery 5, Dylan Wise 5, Brandon Daly 5, Jim Morrison 3, Alex Mallett 3, Mark Wylie 2, Nik Seccafien 1, William Hart 1, Hayden Ramsay 1. united: Brandon Merry 7, Mitchell Mcintyre 3, Dylan Bigg 2, Lachlan Connor 1, Adam Mcardle 1. virginia: Anton Pogas 17, Lewis Bannear 11, Marco Lazenka 10, Adam Drew 3, Corey Stronach 2, Matthew Nugent 2, Dylan Long 2, Rocky Marando 1, Matthew Musolino 1, James Booth-Elliott 1.

APFL A Grade Plains Producer Best and Fairest medalist, Liam Whitwell from Mallala with runner up and team mate, Joel Montgomerie.

Junior Colts

balaklava: Charlie Arbon 15, Jake Michael 12, Joshua Harkness 11, Jacob Wehr 10, Lachlan Speissegger 8, Zac Scholz 6. Hamley bridge: Dylan Collings 22, Jayden Wedding 17, Connor Buckby 5, Nichola Serravalli 3, Angus Hudson 3, Katelyn Rosenzweig 2. hummockswatchman eagles: Brandon Taylor 25, Tait Nottle 6, Quinn Mackay 5, Jordan Alsop 4, Tyler Moulds 3, Nathan Studham 3, Joshua Studham 3, Dylan Irrgang 3, Bailey Alsop 1. mallala: Adam Coe 14, Benjamin O’leary 11, Kyle Hummell 11, Brad Wilson 8, Jarrad Dunstan 8, Jamie Good 5, Josh Watson 4, Garth Plackett 3, Lachlan Oleary 2, Angus Clothier 1. two wells: Joshua Pellizzari 15, Jake Borlace 7, Tyler Mills 6, Dylan Kotsano 4, Noah Barnett 3, Kyle Giniotis 3, Lee Minervini 3, Jamie Humphrys 2, Harry Gameau 2. united: Daniel Coombe 26, Jared Pratt 5, Bethany Zweck 1. virginia: Anthony Hansen 14, John Owen 7, Nicholas Trace 3, Jamie Stornach 1.

Grant Wilmer (right) won the APFL Reserves Best and Fairest from his team mate Rick Lamond. Balaklava Football Club president Mark Heaslip accepted on Rick’s behalf.

APFL Life Membership was awarded to Greg Lowe, pinned on by Newton Lines, and Doug Tallboy.

Senior Colts Best and Fairest Chad Ruiz, Balaklava, with r/up Ben Martin, Mallala.

Junior Colts Best and Fairest Daniel Coombe United with r/up Brandon Taylor, HWE.

Most outstanding junior umpire was awarded to Nathan Clarke with Greg Lowe, left and Doug Tallboy right.

Highest Vote Polled Chad Ruiz with trophy sponsor John Dawkins MLC.

Reserves Leading Goal Kicker Chris Bilney Mallala with 44 goals with Tim Moulds, trophy sponsor.

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SPORT v APNA Medal Count

APNA TOP 10 A1

Gaynor Tink Jane McBride Bonnie Nicholls Erin Brundell Lisa Powell Michelle Williams Ashleigh Koch Jessica Neilson Nicole Hardy Tracey Kennett

17 Balaklava 17 Long Plains 14 Hummocks 13 Hummocks 13 Hummocks 13 Balaklava 9 Hamley Bridge 9 Mallala 9 Two Wells 8 Mallala

Lucy Forrest Lauren Michael Karen Penhall Kylie Henwood Sharnie Kent Julia Starr Alexandra Wilson Claire Catford Claire Schulz Brodie Hall Taryn Hall Jayne Brown Stacey Gameau

12 12 10 9 9 9 8 7 7 7 7 7 7

A2

A3

Hummocks Balaklava Two Wells Two Wells Two Wells Virginia Balaklava Hummocks Hummocks Long Plains Long Plains Mallala Two Wells

Jodie Grantham 19 Hamley Bridge Carissa Buckley 15 Virginia Kirsty Williams 13 Hummocks Kelly Galley 13 Virginia Belinda Raymond 9 Long Plains Rebecca Dixon 8 Balaklava Cristie Castle 8 Two Wells Jessica Walker-Smith 8 Two Wells Renee McPharlin 7 Balaklava Terissa Smart 7 Balaklava Jessica Angel 7 Hummocks Abbie Phillips 7 Hummocks Shannen Weir 7 Two Wells

A4

Megan Hatch Debra Davey Lisa Studham Nicole McCracken Marissa Bennett Lisa Cocks Rhianna Shepperd Liana Wilson Sheralyn Bond Clare Haynes

17 13 12 10 10 10 9 8 7 7

Two Wells Hummocks Hummocks Balaklava Long Plains Two Wells Mallala Mallala Balaklava Balaklava

Helzah Sommerville Cassandra Sparks Heidi Zerk Sharon Moulds Jamie Dinham Shannon Hunt Teresa Woollatt Jill Taylor Elizabeth Wallis Jessica Iacopetta Melissa Smyth

17 17 14 13 13 10 8 7 6 6 6

Long Plains Mallala Balaklava Hummocks Two Wells Balaklava Mallala Aw Hummocks Long Plains Mallala Two Wells

Chelsea Crispin Melanie Smith Sheralyn Pike Hannah Martin Natalie Centenera Leigh McArdle Sharna Rendell Trish Spurling

15 Hamley Bridge 8 Long Plains 7 Balaklava 7 Mallala 7 Two Wells 6 Long Plains 6 Two Wells 5 Two Wells

A5

A6

A3 Best and Fairest Jodie Grantham Hamley Bridge with r/up Carissa Buckley Virginia

A1 team of the year L-R: Ashleigh Koch, Gaynor Tink, Jane McBride, Tracey Kennett, Bonnie Nicholls, Nicole Hardy, Michelle Williams, Erin Brundell and Lisa Powell.

A1 Best and Fairest dual winners Gaynor Tink, Balaklava (left) and Jane McBridge, Long Plains (right) with r/up Bonnie Nicholls, Hummocks.

A4 Best and fairest Megan Hatch Two Wells and r/up Debra Davey Hummocks.

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A2 Best and Fairest r/up Karen Penhall, Two Wells, with joint winners Lucy Forrest, Hummocks and Lauren Michael, Balaklava.

Adelaide Plains Netball Association officer bearers L-R: records officer Judy Frost, vice president Dawn Buckby, president Josie McArdle, secretary Marg McArdle, treasurer Kerrie Bell, CNNA president Carolyn Koch and umpire’s secretary Tammy Nicholls.

A5 Best and Fairest r/up Cassandra Sparks with Trenna McIntyre, who accepted the award for Helzah Sommerville, Long Plains.

A6 Best and Fairest Chelsea Crispin Hamley Bridge with r/up Melanie Smith, Long Plains. www.plainsproducer.com.au

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SPORT v Football

PRELIMINARY FINAL AT LONG PLAINS

Rams through to big one • From back page “This was great character building win for the club,” proud Rams senior coach, Greg Phillips said. “It was a real step forward at Virginia, as the boys really handled the pressure when they needed to. “To get up in a close game was a great fillip for our footy club. “Our victory keeps the belief in the group going into the grand final.” For the Rams, Caleb Howell was simply superb in his second game back from a knee injury. He played with dash, balance and excitement, kicking 4.1, in an unquestioned best on ground display. Chris James initially at centre half forward and then in ruck after half time, was pivotal. Strong midfielder, Matthew Young, half back Daniel Kerr and Anthony Seccafien all played crucial roles. Nathan Warren and Graham Rigney were also solid contributors. “Players stood up when we were up the pump, especially Howell, Matt Young and young Cam Felstead in the last quarter,” Phillips continued. “They handled the pressure and we grabbed a grand final berth. “Playing across half forward and rotating on the ball, Caleb (Howell) was brilliant.” “I thought Ben Russel was important sacrificing his game and he took Joel Montgomerie out of the contest. “We were beaten badly in the middle in the first half, and will need to improve our stoppage work this week.”

BELOW: Virginia’s Troy Wilkey hip-and-shoulders Magpie Josh Seal. RIGHT: Mallala’s Liam Whitwell watches as Ram Daniel Kerr flies for a mark.

Two important inclusions for the Rams in this contest were the creative Anthony Johnston, who adds to the depth of the midfield rotations and the athletic Adrian Mark as a key defender. Also playing under an injury cloud in the last couple of weeks, Troy Wilkey started to find a bit of the ball. Keith Earl reflected that he thought

Virginia 11.9 (75) d Mallala 10.11 (71)

in the end the best two teams made it through to the last Saturday. “I was pretty happy with the way we played and when you look back on the season, things went pretty well to the script,” retiring Magpies coach, Earl said. “In the end, we didn’t finish this game strongly enough. “Both Caleb Howell and Graham

Liam’s second Producer medal in two years • From back page Montgomerie, who was leading the count with 12 votes at the same point (round 15) received three more votes, to finish runner-up on 15. Balaklava’s young midfielder Sam Row-

land, who appears a medallist of the future, finished third with 13 votes, while Hummocks Watchman Eagles captain Matthew Higgs, was a highly creditable fourth, with 12 votes. His chances weren’t

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Senior COLTS - 10.40am

Two Wells v Balaklava RESERVES - 12.15pm

Balaklava v Virginia A Grade - 2.30pm

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helped by a number of third preference votes early. In equal fifth place were early leader and veteran Joel Wilson from the Eagles, along with the competition’s leading goal kicker Brendan Nicklaus, who finishing the minor round with 91 goals. Interestingly Nicklaus’s team mates, in his first year in the APFL – Ben Russel and fleetfooted aboriginal all round talent Anthony Johnson, along with Two Wells’ Ned Seccafien – all finished with 10 votes. Whitwell has been a part of the Magpies elite engine room for the last seven years, since coming up from Adelaide, playing in Mallala’s trio of successes in 2007, 2009 and last year. He played junior football back at home at Kimba, alongside Geelong superstar, Corey Enright and also celebrated winning in an A grade premiership with them in 2002. While studying for his teaching degree in Adelaide Whitwell played in a division one SA amateur league premiership with Rostrevor Old Collegians under Greg Mellor in 2003.

Rigney were the difference at the restarts.” Jason Earl was certainly Mallala’s leading player in this finals series, being the Magpies best again in the contest, playing with composure and coolness under pressure. Both Tim Cawrse and Robert Montgomery across half back were disciplined and rebounding, while

Josh Seal and now dual Plains Producer medallist, Liam Whitwell won plenty of the ball in the middle. Nathan Hornhardt proved to be damaging when he was moved forward, kicking three goals and being an important avenue in attack. Brent Harris gave a true contest at centre half forward, while David Pontt helped himself to a pair of majors.

TIM Cawrse, Mallala, handballs away as Ram, Ben Galic closes in.

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Virginia Mallala

A Grade

1.2 3.7 7.7 11.9 (75) 2.5 5.5 8.7 10.11 (71)

Goals: Virginia - C.Howell 4, B.Niklaus 2, N.Warren 2, J.Denengelse 1, C.Felstead 1, C.James 1 Mallala - N.Hornhardt 3, D.Pontt 2, L.Whitwell 1, B.Harris 1, S.Angus 1, B.Montgomery 1, R.Montgomery 1 Best: Virginia - C.Howell, N.Warren, C.James, M.Young, D.Kerr, A.Seccafien Mallala - J.Earl, T.Cawrse, L.Whitwell, R.Montgomery, N.Hornhardt, J.Seal

Virginia Mallala

Reserves

4.3 4.3 5.9 6.10 (46) 0.0 2.5 3.6 5.11 (41)

Goals: Virginia - T.Karutz 3, S.Biermann 1, P.Mylonopoulos 1, T.Lioulios 1 Mallala - L.Gosling 2, C.Bilney 1, J.Crewsdon 1, B.Tucker 1 Best: Virginia - T.Karutz, J.Simmonds, P.Mylonopoulos, S.Biermann, D.Fedele Mallala - W.Farrelly, B.Start, J.Wildbore, R.Kerr

Balaklava Mallala

Senior Colts

3.7 3.7 4.14 4.14 (38) 0.0 3.1 3.1 4.4 (28)

Goals: Balaklava - L.Williams 2, H.Veitch 2 Mallala - T.Algar 2, J.Birchmore 1, L.Helps 1 Best: Balaklava - B.Heaslip, C.Ruiz, C.McPharlin, B.Harkness, J.Butterfield, R.Harris Mallala - L.Helps, Z.Hallion, T.Algar, D.Winning, B.Martin, R.Svetec

Junior Colts

Balaklava Two Wells

0.0 4.2 4.2 7.7 (49) 4.1 4.1 5.2 5.2 (32)

Goals: Balaklava - C.Arbon 3, J.Harkness 2, H.Lane 1, J.Wehr 1 Two Wells - K.Giniotis 2, D.Kotsano 2, N.Barnett 1 Best: Balaklava - L.Speissegger, J.Michael, J.Wehr, C.Arbon, J.Harkness, T.Scholz Two Wells - T.Mills, J.Pellizzari, H.Gameau, J.Humphrys, J.Grantham

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SPORT v Football

Rams hungry for flag balaklava v virginia – at virginia oval

RAM Brendon Niklaus tries to charge through the Pecker pack of Derek Friedrichs and Daniel Gardner during the semi final clash on August 27. The two best teams all year, it is fitting Balaklava and Virginia battle off for Adelaide Plains football supremacy in 2011. While Greg Phillips’ Rams has endured the tougher path via the preliminary final, all participants know the score starts at 0.0 (00) at the first bounce in this Saturday’s season decider. The Peckers are looking for the first flag since their victory in 2000, when both Brenton Lamond and Hayden Walker were a part of a win over United. Current senior coach, Stuart Lamond and his older brother both also played in the 1999 success against the Tigers as well.

For Virginia, a win will mean a first flag since 1998 when they also beat United, after being bridesmaids to Mallala the previous season. In an intriguing life, Virginia rejoined the Adelaide Plains competition back in 1995. They also felt the agony of a one-point defeat in last year’s grand final. “Balaklava has good talls and targets in attack,” Rams mentor Greg Phillips said. “I believe we have stronger and more experienced bodies around the ball, with the likes of (Matthew) Young, (Troy) Wilkey, Graham Rigney, Anthony Johnson, Ben Russell and Caleb Howell.

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Peckers by 7 “We’ll need to use that to our advantage. “We will want to nullify their expected ruck dominance as well. “Leif Burden is an old fashioned tap ruckman and Chris James is expected to spend some time at the big man duels.” Phillips also confirmed that developing big man, Sam Avery is no chance of playing with his dislocated knee. Virginia will be sweating on the fitness ofAdrian Mark, Anthony Johnston and a to a lesser extent Troy Wilkey, who have

struggled with different fitness issues over the past months, but all looked to have got through the preliminary final encounter with Mallala. Caleb Howell has been an absolute revelation since his return on second semi final day and he’ll be a crucial component for the Rams this Saturday. Firstly, the minor premiers Balaklava are only a very slight chance of seeing Jonno Brice don a Peckers jumper to add to what is an already dynamic forward structure. Coach Stuart Lamond

Who will coach Hamley THE BANDWAGON A grade now? With Rick Shaw

GRAND final week is here and all the talk has been about everything but the main game. Firstly, Joel Montgomerie was knocked off by teammate Liam Whitwell in the Plains Producer Medal. I have every respect for Liam as a player but if Montgomerie dyed his hair and put a helmet on, I’m almost certain he would have won it. Secondly, who else has been fed the story about Burgoyne doing an ankle and missing the rest of the year? My mail is after a year of

lacklustre performances, he was simply given the flick and rightly so. The money the club or other sources spent on him could and will be put to better use next year. While on the topic of Longies, great effort in hosting the prelim in terrible conditions last week. The burger I had certainly lived up to the hype. It will be of interest to see if Virginia can match both Lochiel and Long Plains’finals hospitality this weekend. On a final note, Hamley Bridge

sacked A grade coach Rian Nelson recently, barely weeks after reappointing him. So I have submitted my application, who knows, Rick Shaw coaching once more in the APFL? Under my leadership, I would scrap the huddle at kick-ins and put a muzzle on Stuart Gregory. This would halve the scoring shots from the opposition for a start and with Gregory muzzled, the rest of the players on the field, including teammates, would enjoy some peace for once. Where do I sign?

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suggested at best it’s a less than 20 per cent chance of Brice playing. Both sides have strengths in different areas. The aerial supremacy in attack, especially with Glenn “Sky Pilot” Dawson and Lamond, coupled with Hayden Walker when he pushes forward is a key for the Peckers. Equally, it will be dangerous for Balaklava if they are as inaccurate as they were on second semi final day, as it has been shown that squandered opportunities will hurt the best of teams. Any football history buff will tell you the Crows were fortunate at the highest level, because of North Melbourne’s horrible inaccuracy in 1998 AFL grand final. Rams athletic defender Adrian Mark has competed well with Dawson on occasions this year at full back and he’ll need to do the same on Saturday. This is seen as a key match-up in the season decider. The Peckers coach Lamond has played in eight grand finals across three leagues; locally, in the Barossa, Light and Gawler competition and in the SA Amateur League over a

long and distinguished career. “While we haven’t won a flag at ‘Balak’ in a while, there is plenty of finals experience in the group,” Lamond said. “Along with myself, ‘Whisky’ (Hayden Walker) and ‘Ben’ (Brenton Lamond), Les Pearson was involved in a flag at Berri last year and Derek Friedrichs enjoyed some success at Lucindale a few years back. “Also a number of the lads have been involved in grand finals through the grades so the understanding of what a big occasion entails is strong. “The team that settles down the quickest and doesn’t get swept up in the emotion of the event will give themselves a good chance. PECKERS coach, Stuart Lamond

“It may sound predictable but we’ll continue with our same structures. “Naturally Derek (Friedrichs) will get the first chance on Brendon Niklaus. “I haven’t decided who will match up on Caleb Howell yet and I will be looking for Les (Pearson)

RAMS coach, Greg Phillips

to generate his usual run out of defence. “Justin Walker has produced a break out year in ruck, which has helped our big man department as well.” Having lost the grand final in 2010, Virginia will be driven and have the hunger for success. But on the biggest stage, expect some of the exciting young talent through the middle at Balaklava to stand up and be counted. This should be a great climax to the season.

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What is the last book you read? Zoo Magazine If you won $20 million in the lotto, what would you do? Shout our team an amazing footy trip If you were a car, what kind would you be? Toyota Hilux If you were on the front page of the newspaper, what would the headline say? “He jumped into outer space?” What is the best item your fridge? Scotty’s dad’s chilli sauce

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Semi Final 2

A Grade Blyth/Snow 1.1 2.2 7.4 11.6 (72) BBH 5.3 9.5 10.8 16.9 (105)

Goals: Blyth/Snow - S.Atkinson 5, B.Bell 2, R.Darling 2, A.Lloyd, A.Hentschke BBH - J.Schuppan 4, M.Jackman 4, B.Wall 2, M.Booth 2, D.Reed, T.Martin, S.Tohl, D.Schell. Best: Blyth/Snow - S.Atkinson, N.Zweck, G.Hayes, A.Lloyd, C.Robinson, B.Bell BBH - T.Riggs, J.Schuppan, M.Jackman, N.Jackman, S.Mann, R.Schell

B Grade North Clare 0.1 4.4 7.5 8.7 (55) Eud/Rtown 1.1 3.1 8.4 12.5 (77)

Goals: North Clare - M.Dopson 2, N.Jones 2, M.Zanette, T.Siv, B.Bishop, S.Pink Eud/Rtown - L.Penrose 6, K.Voigt 2, R.Marshall, A.Watson, C.Pfeiffer, T.Friebel. Best: North Clare - C.Price, N.Jones, B.McGuire, S.Pink, M.Hartwig Eud/Rtown - S.Winen, L.Penrose, K.Schulz, C.Pfeiffer, T.Friebel

Senior Colts Eud/Rtown 8.0 12.3 18.4 24.6 (150) North Clare 0.1 0.2 1.2 2.4 (16)

Goals: Eud/Rtown - C.Caven 12, D.Pfitzner 4, J.Michalk 3, I.Blumson 2, S.Nietschke, J.Voigt, D.Windsor North Clare M.Bannon, N.Edwards. Best: Eud/Rtown - C.Caven, S.Nietschke, M.Neville, T.Mosey, E.Dunstan, J.Bugeja North Clare - N.Rowe, A.Norton, D.Brown, B.Fischer, M.Bannon, R.Laidlaw

Junior Colts BSR 1.0 3.1 4.3 4.4 (28) North Clare 2.2 2.4 2.7 6.9 (45)

Goals: BSR - J.Slade, L.Wilsdon, J.Lee, M.Longbottom North Clare - D.Garrard 2, T.Francis, S.Channon, B.Laidlaw, J.King. Best: BSR - I.Moller, L.Hayes, M.Longbottom, D.Goss, T.Slade North Clare - L.Jaeschke, J.King, J.Wiblin, B.Laidlaw, S.Haydon, J.Gogoll

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A Grade Min/Man RSMU

Semi Final 1 4.4 8.5 14.6 15.9 (99) 4.1 9.5 9.5 12.6 (78)

Goals: Min/Man - B.Sandow 3, B.Taylor 3, M.Young 2, A.Winders 2, S.Baraglia, B.Kerslake, N.Forrest, L.McDermid, R.McDermid RSMU - S.Noack 3, D.Schulze 2, C.Mullins, A.Hunt, B.Koster, B.Harrison, T.Willmott, C.Foster, L.Percy. Best: Min/Man B.Sandow, A.Winders, N.Forrest, J.Milburn, L.McDermid, M.Young RSMU - K.Hart, P.Clark, S.Noack, J.Vandeleur, S.Jordan, C.Foster

B Grade Blyth/Snow 0.3 3.4 5.4 7.8 (50) RSMU 5.2 6.2 9.4 11.6 (72)

Goals: Blyth/Snow - S.Clifford 2, B.Dohnt, J.Zweck, J.Cook, M.Atkinson, M.Stewart RSMU - D.Busch 5, B.Moreton 2, E.Schonfeldt 2, D.Vater, A.Hosking. Best: Blyth/Snow - M.Atkinson, R.Wandel, B.Dohnt, L.Mugge, L.Dohnt, R.Baxter RSMU B.McInerney, G.Linke, D.Crispe, B.Heinrich, D.Schulz, D.Vater

Senior Colts Min/Man 0.0 3.2 6.3 8.8 (56) BSR 6.3 10.4 12.8 13.10 (88)

Goals: Min/Man - A.Bruce 6, A.Richards, J.Sandow BSR R.Fitzgerald 3, B.Welke 2, C.Burgess 2, J.Hayes 2, N.Hayes 2, D.Bruce, T.Slade. Best: Min/Man - T.Julyan, D.Haynes, M.Gall, A.Nixon, A.Bruce, B.Sutton BSR - N.Hayes, D.Bruce, C.Burgess, B.Welke, J.Kurth, J.Weckert

Junior Colts Blyth/Snow 0.2 2.5 3.6 3.10 (28) South Clare 3.2 4.5 4.6 4.7 (31)

Goals: Blyth/Snow - A.Giles, R.Smart, D.Giles South Clare S.Willmott, T.Nield, B.Day, Z.Maynard. Best: Blyth/Snow - A.Giles, N.Schultz, B.Jacka, C.Walkley, T.Strawbridge, J.Hunter South Clare - J.Wallent, Z.Maynard, A.Leighton, K.Ward, T.Nield, A.Falconer

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SPORT v Football LES PEARSON PREVIEWS APFL GRAND FINAL MATCHES

Confident Rams to test Peckers PRELIMINARY FINAL RESULT Virginia 11.9 (75) d Mallala 10.11 (71)

RESERVES – Balaklava v Virginia AFTER overcoming the howling gale in the last term of the reserves preliminary final on Saturday, Virginia coach Chris Ewen believes his team will be buoyed by the courageous victory and take that confidence into this weekend’s decider. The Rams will be without Billy Nikou, who will miss the game after injuring his shoulder on the weekend. Nikou is a versatile player, having played in the A grade over past weeks and no doubt will be missed. Importantly, the squad is coming together, with midfielder Trent Karutz finding form over the past month after a bit of a lull mid-season. Karutz is dangerous both from the clearances and in the forward line. “He doesn’t mind a goal,” Ewen said. Peter Mylonopoulos has also been playing in defence for the reserves of late, a known A grader in recent seasons. Whether he plays in the A grade or

RAM Trent Karutz ducks under Magpie Ryan Russell’s tackle in Saturday’s reserves game.

Roosters will go in favourites

reserves on Saturday will be of interest. Ewen said while the A grade would take precedence when it came to selection, whoever came back from the senior squad into the reserves would be quality. Pecker forward Paul McLean has caused the Rams some headaches in recent encounters, so defender Matty Cartlidge should get his chance to negate the dangerous forward. Jake Simmonds has also been exceptionally creative and showed great skill off the half back line this season, he will be key in the Rams’ forward forays from defence. For the Peckers, coach Kerry Michalanney is more than happy coming off the week’s break. He said his players should be ready to go on Saturday and recent wins should give the lads confidence they can seal the deal. “Winning form is good form,” Michalanney said.

While boasting the midfield talent of gut-runner Grant Willmer and the creative Rick Lamond, it’s been the form of ruckman Shaun Henderson which has impressed this year. “He sets us up well in the ruck and that’s where it all starts I reckon,” Michalanney said. He also believed the backline had been his team’s strength this year, with the consistent Chris Marshall and Peter Georg in good form. Mercurial goal-sneak Jeremy Lomman also looms as an x-factor and Jason McPharlin bagged five goals in the second semi final. “If we can get our hard running game going, it will hurt them,” Michalanney said. But Ewen believed the huge home crowd could become a factor. “I think we can give them a real run for their money,” he said.

LACHLAN Speissegger on the run for the Peckers in Saturday’s junior colts preliminary final

SENIOR COLTS – Two Wells v Balaklava TWO Wells sung their song with gusto after winning through to the grand final by beating Balaklava at Lochiel two weeks ago but Peckers coach Peter Friedrichs is happy to wear the underdogs tag. “They deserve to start favourites on the fact they won the second semi pretty convincingly,” he said. The Roosters have also played two games in the last month, making them well-rested. That’s not to say Friedrichs doesn’t believe his team can win this weekend. “It’s a final, anything can happen,” he said. He credited his team for getting through a tough month of football, with injuries to key players challenging a group of lads unaccustomed to regular tough matches, culminating in a slogged out win in the preliminary final at Long Plains on Saturday. Friedrichs was quick to acknowledge the opposition’s efforts in the second semi final, crediting them with a gameplan complete with tagging out Balaklava’s influential players. He said the ball was now in his court to do some homework, but it will come down to how the players respond when the chips are down. “If we come to play,

we will hold a good account of ourselves,” Friedrichs said. Chad Ruiz and Riley McDonald will be important around the stoppages, while forward Michael Clifford will need to lift this week. It’s been a strange year for both teams, having a two-all record from four matches. When Two Wells have got on top, they’ve run away with the game, but if Balaklava are around the mark, they tend to grind it out. Erasing the bad memories, which marred the club following last year’s grand final, has been a goal for Two Wells, looking to create a new culture. “The focus this year had been on a disciplined approach and taking the team option and that has flowed through

into our footy,” Roosters coach Adrian Daly said. The team is filled with a good mix of experienced and first-year players. Captain, Luke Godfrey, will be key for the Roosters, both kicking goals and winning the ball around the stoppages. Jim Morrison has been a valued avenue to goal, while Matthew Daly in the ruck and defender Theo Markou have shown great leadership throughout the season. “We have a few players who have experienced the last few grand finals reminding the younger ones about their hard work all year,” Daly said. “The lads need to focus on what needs to be done and they will play like they did in the second semi final.”

PRELIMINARY FINAL RESULT Balaklava 4.14 (38) d Mallala 4.4 (28)

PECKER Roger Logan grabs the ball as teammate Sam van Kleef fends off Magpie opponents.

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PRELIMINARY FINAL RESULT Balaklava 7.7 (49) d Two Wells 5.2 (32)

Peckers could upset Magpies JUNIOR COLTS – Mallala v Balaklava MALLALA will go into Saturday’s junior colts grand final as hot favourites against Balaklava. The Peckers won through to the final after defeating Two Wells last weekend but the Magpies have been unbeaten all year. Mallala coach, Michael Dunstan, said his team had shown great maturity throughout the season. “They’re a good bunch of level-headed lads,” he said. Excitement machine Angus Clothier will lead the charge from the midfield. Arguably the quickest junior colt in the league, Clothier also has a penetrating kick and shows great dash from the clearances. He will be feeding off ruckman Jarrad Dunstan, the two forming a strong partnership over the season. The mid season moves of Jamie Good to centre half back, and Brad Wilson to full forward, have also yielded dividends for

the young Magpies. Wilson finished the season brilliantly, the strong and accurate left-footer slotting through enough majors to win the association goal kicking trophy. Good has shown great potential in the air, while he also runs straight lines and delivers the footy well. Dunstan said the depth of the team had been a key to its success so far, the second tier players committed to the cause and playing brilliant football. The foe they face is familiar with finals. Balaklava coach, Ian Michael, will have his charges primed and ready to go on Saturday. The Peckers got within nine points of the Magpies earlier this season and a win is by no means out of the question. “They’re a good team but if we can do some different things at the start, put on some scoreboard pressure, perhaps we can

make them crack,” Michael said. Lachy Speissegger has been great in the ruck all year, while onballers Jake Michael and Jacob Wehr will match Mallala in the midfield. Charlie Arbon will control the centre of the ground while in defence, Josh Harkness has shown resilience under pressure all year. Harkness or fellow defender Jarrad Kibler may be given the job on Wilson. The Peckers face an uphill battle but its not out of the realms of possibility, their coach previously having played in teams which have upset the undefeated applecart of other clubs. Dunstan said he was confident if his team could replicate its game style based on corridor football and getting the ball forward quickly, they will give themselves every chance at victory. “They won’t die wondering,” he said.

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For rent

Balaklava 1 bedroom plus sleepout, $150 per week. Contact Annette phone 8832 2071 or 0434 203 105.

Balaklava 3 bedroom brick home, 2 separate living areas. Kitchen and separate dine. Double carport. Air conditioning, wood heater, $240 per week. Ph 0409 100 062. Riverton - neat cottage, 3 bedroom or 2 bedroom plus study. 2 sheds in enclosed yard with garden. Low maintenance. No dogs. Close to all town facilities and school, $200 per week. Phone 8847 2336 or 0427 978 194.

For Sale

2004 Holden VY Series II, white, SS, crewman ute, 5.7 Litre, auto, 101,000 kms, black interior, tinted windows, towbar, tubliner and colour coded hard lid, reg S284AHC, $21,500 o.n.o. Phone 0408 855 389.

Electro Ride Rover 4 mobility scooter, new batteries, lights, indicators, back & front carry baskets, spare wheels, ex condition, $950 o.n.o. Phone 8862 1769 or 0409 693 626. Ford BA XR6 Turbo, only 67,000 kms, 5 speed manual, magnaflow exhaust, red, tinted windows, premium sound, reg BB8901, $15,000. Phone 0407 392 150. Firewood - top quality split red gum or blue gum, $270 per tonne. 1/2 tonne loads available. All loads weighed. Free delivery to Owen and surrounding areas. Phone 0412 887 040 anytime.

Firewood for sale, cut and delivered, kindling available. Phone/mobile: 0407 896 159 or a/hours 8865 2127. Gerry’s Dublin Meat Paralowie. Now doing beef and lamb cut-ups. Phone 8285 5355.

Hyperlite wake board, ex demo $300. Lateral thigh trainer $40. All o.n.o. Phone 0438 041 491.

Kelvinator 360 Litre S/ Steel front fridge, ex cond $400. GE 120 Litre Bar Fridge, 3 month old $200. Ph 8862 1769 or 0409 693 626.

Retravision - computers, cameras, mp3, appliances, Telstra dealer, air conditioning, wiring and repairs. Phone 8862 1552.

Vr Commodore S Pack, V6, reg XFM 886, registered until April 2012, FE2 suspension, automatic, cruise, tint, a/c, alloys, well presented - interior like new, very tidy car, local since new, $2,700 o.n.o. Mobile 0428 128 919.

Washing Machine, 2nd hand, $60. Phone 0430 720 207.

Public Notice

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

Wanted to Buy

Coming Events

HORSES unwanted, top prices, cash, any types, Ph 8524 3640 or 0414 546 217. VALIANTS wanted AP5 to CL sedans, wagon, utes, parts, anything considered. Ph Joe 0439 339 634.

Death

VERNER - David Richard of Korunye.

Passed away peacefully in the presence of his family, at Butler’s View, Mallala Community Hospital on Tuesday August 30, 2011. Aged 83 years.

Dearly beloved husband of Judith for nearly 52 years.

Beloved Father, FatherIn-Law and grandfather of: Irene & Mark Filsell, Claire, Sally & Olivia. Wendy & Tony Fantasia, S a m u e l & To m a s . Andrew & Deb Verner, David, Lauren, Matt & Ryan. Richard & Sharlene Verner, Kate & Harry. You battled hard and inspired us with your strength, courage and determination. A special man who will never be forgotten and will be remembered with love. Sincere thanks to Dr James Dickson, Dr Steve Salagaras, St Andrews Hospital and Mallala Community Hospital. We are appreciative to you all for your kindness and care to Dad, Mum and our families.

His funeral service was conducted on Monday September 5 in the Mallala Uniting Church, and at The Mallala Cemetery. Rev Karyn Sands kindly officiated. If desired a donation in memory of David may be made to The Mallala Community Hospital. Taylor & Forgie Member A.F.D.A Gawler 8522 1734

Return Thanks

Hoepner - Sharon Ann. Rob, Matt, Kimberley, Hannah, Merv and Sharon’s extended family would like to thank everyone sincerely for the many phone calls, cards and support received prior to, and following, the passing of Sharon. Special thanks to all the doctors and nurses who cared for Sharon over the last nine years. Live, laugh, love.

Coming Events Avon Complex

Car Boot / Outdoor Mini Market September 17

11am to 3pm at Avon Hall & Surrounds • Sellers setup 10am • Registration Fee Outside $5 Inside $10 • Sausage Sizzle • Drinks on Sale Enquiries 8867 1127 or 8867 1120

Balaklava Area Committee

AGM

Wednesday September 28

7pm in RSL Room, Balaklava Civic Centre

Be part of the future of this town! All interested people welcome. Nomination forms for committee available at The Plains Producer office during office hours. Nominations must be received by the secretary, Balaklava Area Committee, PO Box 438, Balaklava SA 5461 by Wedneday September 21

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Hummocks Watchman Eagles Football & Netball Club

DEVELOPMENT ACT 1993

Wind-Up

DISTRICT COUNCIL OF MALLALA

Sunday September 11

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CATEGORY 3 DEVELOPMENT

• Junior presentations 11am • BBQ Lunch 12.30pm • Senior presentations 2pm • All players & supporters please bring a sweet

Pursuant to Section 38 (5) of the Development Act, 1993 Notice is hereby given that an application comprising a C AT E G O RY 3 DEVELOPMENT has been lodged with the Council for development assessment. Details of the a p p l i c a t i o n a re a s follows:DEVELOPMENT NO: 312 / 139 / 2011 APPLICANT’S NAME: Sunset Hills Pty Ltd N at u r e O f T h e D evelopment : Change in land use from boarding kennels to breeding kennels for up to 30 adult dogs. SUBJECT LAND: Lot 31, 41 Aunger Road, L ew i s t o n , H u n d re d of Por t Gawler, CT: 5887/222 ZONE: Rural Living (Animal Husbandry) The application may be examined at the Offices of the Council located at 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala, or 69 Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells, during normal business hours and any person or body affected may make relevant rep re s e n t a t i o n s i n writing concerning this application to reach the Manager, Environment and Development Services at 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala not later than September 21, 2011. Each person making a submission should indicate whether that person wishes to appear personally or be represented by another par ty before the Council Development A s s e s s m e n t Pa n e l in suppor t of that submission. Please note that, pursuant to Section 38 (8) of the Development Act, a copy of each representation received will be forwarded to the applicant for a written response. Signed: Brendon Schulz Development Coordinator Date: Sept 7, 2011 THIS IS THE FIRST AND ONLY PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

at Port Wakefield Community Centre

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

• Battle: Los Angeles (M) ★ ★ ★ Aaron Eckhardt - Fri Sept 9, 8pm • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules (PG) ★★★ Tickets $5 - Sat Sept 10, 8pm - Fri Sept 16, 7.30pm • Life As We Know It (M) ★ ★ ★ Katherine Heigl Romantic/Comedy -Tues Sept 13, 1.30pm • Hoodwinked Too (PG) ★ ★ Animated-Tickets $5 - Sat Sept 17, 6pm - Sat Sept 24, 6pm • Source Code (M) ★ ★ ★ Jake Gyllenhaal-Drama - Sat Sept 17, 8pm - Fri Sept 23, 8pm Tickets: • Concession/Student $8 • Adults $10 • Child $5 • Family tickets $25 (2 + 2) extra child $2.50 3 Full Dolby digital surround sound 3 Candy bar 3 A/Cond

Balaklava Tennis Club Inc

Last Call Intending player for 2011/2012 season

• Junior Tennis • Saturday Afternoon • Thursday Night Senior

Phone Louise Michael 8528 6275 or Tania Allen 8862 2212 by September 9

Owen Swimming Pool

AGM

Wednesday September 21 8pm at Owen Town Hall Meeting Room

• New members welcome! • Support your local pool ! • Discussions will be held with regard to the future direction of the pool. • If you want to keep this asset, we need your support.

Balaklava Community Arts Inc by arrangement with ORiGiN Theatrical on behalf of the Really Useful Group Limited presents

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

Glen Devon Poll Dorset

Ram Sale Monday September 19 1pm at Two Wells property • 100 rams & 20 ewes

Contact Robert Hart - Two Wells Ph/Fax: 8520 2054 M: 0417 881 899

Mallala Rural Youth

50

th

Reunion Sunday October 9 • ALL past members, advisors and family welcome • At Mallala Football Clubrooms • From 10am • $30 per head • Tickets available at Mallala IGA or online at www.mallalaruralyouth.com Bookins for catering are essential and closing date is October 4

Music By Andrew Lloyd Webber Words by Tim Rice TM 1991 The Really Useful Group Limited and Technicolor is the registered trademark of the Technicolor group of companies

Sept 30 & Oct 1 - 7.30pm Oct 2 - 2pm at Balaklava Town Hall

• Tickets on sale: September 7 at TADS Embroidery Balaklava: 88621793 Adults: $18, Concession: $16, Children: $14

Balaklava Football & Netball Club

Junior Presentation Day Sunday September 11 at Balaklava Sports Club • From 10.30am • Chicken & chips $5

Senior Presentation Dinner Friday September 16 at Balaklava Sports Club • From 6pm • 3 course dinner • Tickets $25 available from Mark Heaslip & Terissa Smart Mark Heaslip 0427 444 284 Terissa Smart 0438 373 115 www.plainsproducer.com.au

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Carpentry & General Repairs Lic BLD 124394

Carpentry & General Repairs

Mid North Sand Blasting

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

3 Decks 3 Pergolas 3 Door Fittings 3 Sheds 3 Fencing 3 Verandahs 3 General Repairs

0458 284 358

Balaklava Bed & Breakfast

‘We Cover the Country’ 3 Carpets, vinyls, blinds & awnings. 3 Selection of woven rugs. 3 Free measure & quote.

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

2-6 Howe St, Balaklava - Ph 8862 1074

Balaklava Chemplus Pharmacy

LOCAL

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

Business

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

Phone 8862 1274

Bedding & bedroom

Free Delivery •Won’t be beaten on price and service

Craft & Giftware 3 Artificial Flowers 3 Folkart Supplies 3 Wall Art

Balaklava Crash Repairs For: 3 Crash repairs 3 Car detailing 3 Windscreen replacement

LOCAL

Business

Balaklava Community Children’s Centre

SPOIL YOUR POOCH 3 Conveniently at your Home 3 Flexible hours 3 Dogs of all sizes

RING MAGDA 0405 589 903

Beauty

Concreting

Earth Moving

13 Boronia Circuit, Balaklava

Grey or Coloured

Lic No BLD198659

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

PGK Concrete

•Garage Floors •Driveways •Verandahs •Paths

Kelly Taylor 0458 699 087 - App only

Contact Peter 0414 993 072 A/Hrs 8862 2192

Butcher

Concreting

Marc’s Meats

34 George Street, Balaklava

Phone 8862 1041

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

Cabinet Maker “We’ll have your kitchens looking SHARP” • Kitchens • Vanity • Robes • Any Cabinets • Any Size • Anywhere

Balaklava - Mobile: O419 340 407 Lewiston - Phone: 8524 3287

Cabinet Maker Kym & Julie McPharlin, Proprietors

Mack’s Cabinets Quality kitchens - built-ins vanities - modulars. Free measure and quotes. Sandgate Street, Balaklava, PO Box 252

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

www.plainsproducer.com.au

Many patterns and Colours to choose from!

• Driveways & Footpaths • Foundations • Shed Floors •‘TEXCRETE’- Pattern Pave Concrete John Nemet - 0408 896 523

Will add rustic charm to any property!

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

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

Exhaust & Brakes

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

Phone us on 8380 9477

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

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

Fencing

For all your rural & domestic fencing needs

Waratah Earthworx

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

Grant Fisher 0407 807 123 or 8862 1988 a/h

ANDREW ROWE Fencing Contractor - NANTAWARRA -

Phone/Fax: 8864 2220 Mobile: 0429 642 221

Florist

F o r a l l yo u r f lo r a l n e e d s

Cunninghams Balaklava Railway Terrace, Balaklava - Ph: 8862 2158 Email: cunbal@rbe.net.au Open: Mon - Sat

3 Air Liquide 3 Liquid arc, 3 Welding equipment 3 Welding gases

For a free quote call Martin 0417 454 395

GENERAL ENGINEERS

Computer Services

Engineering

Built to order from top quality brands

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

Engineering

Concreting M & A Saliba

• • • •

Mark Loy - A Class Electrician

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

Earthworx

REDBANKS CONCRETE

Mid North Computer Services

Electrician

Exhaust & Auto Repair

Balaklava

Master Builder Ass.

Laptops Desktops Printers Upgrades

30 George Street, Balaklava - Ph: 8862 2409 Business Hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Goldney Welding

❋ Repairs & Rewiring ❋ Safety Switches

(P) 8862 2127 (M) 0407 608 445

Phone 8862 2050

For quality care & education

Beauty Room

‘A’ Class Electrician

❋ Wiring ❋ Installation

Working for all insurance companies & providing quality finishes & service

485 Main North Rd, Evanston SA 5118 - Ph: 8522 5100

The

Greg McLean 8844 4011 and 0428 813 974

Electrician

See Simon & Philip Taylor at

DOG GROOMING & CLIPPING

15 Scotland St, Balaklava Ph.8862 1251

Gawler Park Homemaker Centre

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

OPEN: Tue - Fri from 9am

Grooming, Clipping, Hydrobath

Open 7.45am-5.45pm Mon-Fri Playgroup Wed mornings 9.30-11.30am

• 50 years experience

Statewide Group Training & Mid State Employment

Child Care

•Childcare •Pre-School •Playgroup

Bedding Specialists Gawler

Great Range of

SUPPORT

Chemist

SUPPORT

Employment

Crash Repairs

Balaklava Stitch Joint

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

Craft & giftware

14 George Street, Balaklava Phone: 8862 2030 Mobile: 0427 304 415

Carpet Supplies

Accommodation

Incl GST

REEL PROJECT SERVICES PTY LTD

Call Bob Oliver on

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

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

Lic No. A000 1347

Abrasive Blasting

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

for just

Deliver anywhere in Adelaide ❀ Giftware ❀ Gift Baskets ❀ Handbags - The Kardashian Range ❀ Wedding arrangements ❀ Fresh arrangements

Enchanted Florist

Come & see Franky & Maria at Virginia Woolworths Complex

Glass & Glazing Grants Grants 24/7 24/7 Glass & &Glazing Fast, friendly service Glass Glazing Fast, friendly service

Windows 3Manufacturing, Alterations & Repairs Windows Shower Screens 3Agricultural, Commercial & Domestic Shower ScreensMirrors 3On site welding & repairs 3Steel Supplies Splashbacks Mirrors Corner railway tce & Dunns Rd, Balaklava & More Mob 0419 807 406, Ph/Fax: 8862 2322 Splashbacks

& More Plains

Grant McDonald

Grant McDonald

Mob. 0409 248 234

Fax. 248 (08) 8523 Mob. 0409 2343227 mcdonaldsclan@bigpond.com Fax. (08) 8523 3227 mcdonaldsclan@bigpond.com

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Handyman Service

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

Newsagency

Rod’s Handyman Ser vice

Call Rod: 0458 742 259

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

Hairdresser

Painter

Serving Balaklava and surrounding towns

For all your gardening needs… u Pruning u Weeding u Mowing u Gutter cleaning u Rubbish removal u General upkeep u Other odd jobs

No job too small !

Balaklava Shearing Shed

Lic No. PGE203573

Balaklava Newsagency

Solid Plastering

CATFORD PLUMBING

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

Keanan 0438 641 032

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

Stock Agent

Printing

T.A Redden

Mick Madigan

BLD Lic. 46967

Lic No. R27142

Balaklava Agency Ph: 8862 1333 Fax: 8862 1007

21 Edith Tce, Balaklava - Ph 8862 1629

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

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

Hairdresser

Painter

Supermarket

Upmarket salon with cheap country prices

Painter

• Free Quotes

• Kiddies haircut corner • Beauty & private waxing room

Cutz ‘N ’ Curlz Hair & beauty

WH Treverton PAINTER

Free quotes

Wayne 0417 889 753

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

24 George St, Balaklava - Ph:8862 1441

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

Your own local store!

15 Railway Tce Balaklava SA 5461 Home phone: 8862 1509

13 Wallace Street Ph. 8862 1571, Fax 8862 2096

BLD Lic: 219551

Party Supplies

Insurance David Lester Insurance Agencies For all general insurances

• Balloons • Decorations • Weddings • Hen’s nights • Baby showers • Piñatas • Helium hire

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

Phone 8862 1549 any time

Rural Supplies

Taxation

Peter Harcourt & Co

Rain Water TANKS

Yes!

and Rural Merchandise

We deliver

J.C. & A.J. Shepherd

• Taxation consultant. • Accounting & computer services.

Corner of George & Scotland St

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

www.heliumhouse.com.au - Find us on Facebook

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

Phone 8862 1728

Landscaping

Pest Control

Rural Supplies

Timber Supplies

Cousins

Garden Supplies

55a Murray St, Gawler, Ph 8523 3800

BRIAN RIDDLE

Open Days

7

Cousins Garden Sup.

Rocla

Tiver Rd

Gawler ➞ Main North Road

84

Mice a Problem?

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

Small or large scale baiting

Tiver Road, Evanston South Phone: 8522 5122

Balaklava & Adelaide Plains

Ph/Fax: 8862 1832 Mob: 0421 517 708

❖ ❖ ❖ ❖

Pergolas - Carports - timber decks

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

R & M Timber Supplies

Phone: 8522 6504 Fax: 8523 2009

TRANSPORT

BAL A KL AVA Phone 8862 1866

FERTILIZERS CONCRETE

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

Landscaping

Photographs

Salt Damp Solutions

Tiling

Make your dream garden a reality

Photos Appearing in

Mid North Salt Damp Solutions

WillMar Maintenance

The Number 1 treatment for curing rising salt damp

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

•FREE no obligation quote

are available from our website

www.plainsproducer.com.au

Wayne Petney 0413 037 074

MICK 0407 3999 019 or DARYLE 0417 870 624

Motor Vehicles

McCracken Ford

SUPPORT

LOCAL

Ford motor vehicle dealers

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

1 Edith Terrace, Balaklava Phone 8862 1477

Screen Printing Embroidery & Screen Printing Specialist

Business

Motor Vehicles

R.T.A. AU26029

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

Shearing & Crutching

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

Shearing & Crutching

Plumber

Steve Robertson Plumbing & Gas

Balaklava Motors

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

PHone:

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

8862 1030

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Tiling - Floor & Wall

High End Quality, Low End Prices Dave Martin Mobile

0412 042 061

Dave Williams Mobile

0411 278 173

ABN 98 169 608 692 License No. BLD 170598 & BLD 58206

Plumber

Holden Specialists Since 1930

“Specialising in bathroom renovations”

Email: willmar1@bigpond.com

Lic. No. PCL 5676

Muno

Since 19

Phone/Fax 8862 2284

• Portable Plant Supplied • Generator Available • Lice & Worming treatment available • Small or Large Flocks

Ph 8287 1110 or 0408 892 972 Septic Tank Cleaning

Allan Garrard • Septic Tank Cleaning • Grass & Lawn Cutting Ph: 0439 500 961 28 Victoria Road, Clare

Tree Lopping

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

Truck & Trailer Repairs

Pratt Contracting

(SA)

• Truck & trailers • Full brake relines • Heavy vehicle service & repairs • Caterpillar E.T. Fault Diagnosing • Eaton Auto Shift E.T. Diagnosing

Phone Andrew Pratt 0438 845 214 or 8528 6054 (after hours) E: apratt62@bigpond.com www.plainsproducer.com.au

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Public Notice

BALAKLAVA RACING CLUB INC DEVELOPMENT ACT 1993 DISTRICT COUNCIL OF MALLALA NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CATEGORY 3 DEVELOPMENT Pursuant to Section 38 (5) of the Development Act, 1993 Notice is hereby given that an application comprising a C AT E G O RY 3 DEVELOPMENT has been lodged with the Council for development assessment. Details of the a p p l i c a t i o n a re a s follows:DEVELOPMENT NO: 312 / 119 / 2011 APPLICANT’S NAME: P Chan N at u r e O f T h e D evelopment : H o r t i c u l t u r e Incorporating Construction Of 26 Plastic Covered Greenhouses & 5 Water Storage Dams SUBJECT LAND: Lot 1 Johns Road, Lewiston, H u n d r e d o f Po r t Gawler, CT: 5896/54 ZONE: Horticulture Gawler River Flood Plain Policy Area The application may be examined at the Offices of the Council located at 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala, or 69 Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells, during normal business hours and any person or body affected may make relevant rep re s e n t a t i o n s i n writing concerning this application to reach the Manager, Environment and Development Services at 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala not later than September 22, 2011. Each person making a submission should indicate whether that person wishes to appear personally or be represented by another par ty before the Council Development A s s e s s m e n t Pa n e l in suppor t of that submission. Please note that, pursuant to Section 38 (8) of the Development Act, a copy of each representation received will be forwarded to the applicant for a written response.

(ABN 52 582 673 807)

NOTICE OF AGM Wednesday October 26, 2011 At 11 am in the Members’ Bar

D C R Hall- Secretary PO Box 273 Balaklava SA 5461

To register your interest please phone 0428 815 987 between 7.30am and 4pm

JUNIOR LEGAL SECRETARY POSITION IN ADELAIDE CBD

The position includes secretarial, rounds and filing clerk duties. We hope the applicant will acquire and develop accounting and personal assistant skills to further their career with our firm.

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

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Please send your application and resume to: The Office Manager, Madsen Rowley GPO Box 11011, Adelaide SA 5001 OR admin@madsenrowley.com.au

Mallala Football Club Affiliated with Adelaide Plains Football League Invites applications for

A Grade & Reserves Coaches

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

Due to retirement of current senior coach after 7 years with premierships in 2007, 2009 & 2010. Applicants to include experience and expected renumeration to: Secretary Box 85 Mallala SA 5502 or Email: mallala.footballclub@gmail.com.au by September 16, 2011

Balco is one of Australia's leading processors and exporters of high grade oaten hay, with a national network of loyal growers and an expanding international market. Balco is preparing for a bumper hay season. Starting in early October 2011 we have several vacancies for “Harvest Casuals” to assist with the collection of hay samples throughout the Mid North & Yorke Peninsula regions of South Australia. Whilst comprehensive training will be provided experience or knowledge of the hay industry/mixed farming practices will be an advantage.

You’ll need a current drivers’ license and be able to provide your own comprehensively insured, Diesel 4WD vehicle. We pay a generous mileage allowance and will assist with any insurance upgrade to cover business use. For more information please contact Michael Tonkin at Balco on 8862 0075.

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• A Grade • B Grade • Under 17’s • Under 14’s

All enquiries and/or applications to: Richard Taylor pinepark62@bigpond.com or RMD 23, Port Wakefield SA 5550

Two Wells Football & Netball Sporting Clubs Are proud to announce the re-appointment of

Mark ‘Bugs’ Thomson as Senior football Coach for the 2012 Season

And require the following:

• Trainers for all grades • B Grade Football Coach • Coaches & umpires for all grades in netball Further information from: Ben Harris - Football Manager ben.j.harris@bigpond.com or Mobile: 0419 305 143

Stacey Gameau - Netball Manager Mobile: 0407 189 139

Applications to: Alison Goss - Secretary PO Box 210, Two Wells SA 5501 or to or email: alisong@twpo.com.au Applications close October 14, 2011

for 2012

As the harvest waits for no one you can expect to work extended hours each day (weekends included) for which penalty and overtime rates apply.

Date: Sept 7, 2011

Football Coaching positions in 2012

By September 30, 2011

Are you looking to move to Adelaide? We seek a motivated and responsible person who is able to work full time and is eager to learn all aspects of a legal secretary position.

DEFENCE PROOF & EXPERIMENTAL ESTABLISHMENT PORT WAKEFIELD: LIVE FIRING RANGE WARNING NOTICE

The Eagles Football Club is seeking expressions of interest and/or applications for all our

Casual piggery employee wanted for 1 - 2 days a week within our Grow out site near Blyth. Some week-end work required. Would suit a semi retired person.

Sound computer knowledge including the use of Microsoft Office programs is essential.

Signed: Ralph Semrau Authorised Officer THIS IS THE FIRST AND ONLY PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

Casual Piggery Position Vacant

Nominations of candidates for the Committee close with the Secretary on Thursday September 29, 2011 at 4.00 pm All nominations must be in writing and signed by two financial members of the Club and the candidate.

Hummocks Watchman Eagles Football Club

MAINTENANCE FITTER Full Time Position

Taylors Wines, a family owned and operated wine company is home to some of Australia’s most consistently awarded wine brands. With their head office located in Sydney and sales offices located around the country, Taylors Wines offer a friendly & progressive environment within which your career can flourish. The vineyards & winery is situated in the picturesque Clare Valley, South Australia & has been in operation since 1969. We have a wonderful opportunity for a full-time trade fitter to join our Winery Maintenance team. You will partner with the Maintenance Manager and undertake a range of duties which include continuous improvement, breakdown and preventive maintenance. With a positive attitude and a passion for service excellence and safe work practices, you will become a valued member of the Taylors winery team. The successful candidate will exhibit the following qualities: - Be trade qualified - Have knowledge and experience in PLC, pneumatic and electrical control machinery - Have previous experience working with pumps and stainless steel If you believe you have the essential qualities listed above, please post or email your application in the strictest confidence to: Taylors Wines Att: Human Resources Manager, PO Box 90, Auburn SA 5451 Or via email to: nick.mellow@taylorswines.com.au Applications received up to 4pm September 9, 2011 Plains Producer, Wednesday September 7, 2011


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Liam again! Second Producer Medal in three years

Close contest n BALAKLAVA’S A1 netball team fought back against Mallala in Saturday’s preliminary final, to pull through for an exciting one-goal victory. Balaklava now faces Hummocks in this Saturday’s grand final at Virginia. • Pictured is Chelsea Koch, Balaklava, in a tussle with Mallala’s Carla Jarmyn.

n APNA grand final match-up, page 18 n Netball reports, pages 19-20

In the middle of the pack with eight votes at round 15, Liam Whitwell charged home with nine votes in the final four games to snatch the 2011 Plains Producer Medal from team mate and hot pre-count favourite, Joel Montgomerie. Whitwell finished a low count with 17 votes, collecting the Producer medal, along with the EJ Meier Shield and the Nick Champion trophy in what was seen as a shock result. The helmeted midfielder, who wins a monumental amount of possessions, scored his second Plains Producer medal, also winning in 2009. “I certainly didn’t expect to be here,” Whitwell, a Balaklava High school teacher said. “Like most people I expected Joel to collect the award. “He should win Mallala’s best and fairest by the length of the straight.

REPORT: By Peter Argent “I started my football at Kimba and Districts on the Eyre Peninsula. “And yes, I was over watching my brother play in a grand final in 2009, so I missed the medal count that season. “Guys like Reece Francis and Brooke Seal were the guys who initially brought me out here to Mallala.” Whitwell’s Mallala coach, Keith Earl described him as a consistent and committed footballer. “He wins plenty of the footy and is very courageous,” Earl said. “Also he set a great example through his leadership and is the ideal player to have at your club.” n Continued page 24

n ALL THE MEDAL VOTES AND PICTURES, PAGES 22-23

Rams get their revenge on Mallala

Magpie Robert Montgomery is unable to stop Ram Joss Denengelse on his run to goal. INSET: Virginia A grade coach, Greg Phillips and Ben Galic celebrate their win on Saturday.

After the Rams’ agonising one-point loss in the 2010 grand final, they exacted revenge on Mallala in this year’s preliminary final. But 17 minutes into the last quarter at Long Plains Oval, Virginia’s dream of premiership success looked to have vanished as they were 13 points down. Then on the back of a pair of Caleb Howell majors the scores were locked away, before Cameron Felstead kicked what proved to be the match-winner with two minutes to go. The drama wasn’t over at this point, either. After a rushed behind, Mallala’s James Barr had a tough shot which went the wrong side of the big white uprights. The Rams eventually made their way through to their second successive grand final by four points, and are now looking for

PETER ARGENT’S APFL report

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their second flag in the Adelaide Plains competition. In this penultimate clash of the season, Mallala had the better of them early, being 10 points up at the main break, although both teams had 10 shots at goal. After a physical and intense third term, the Magpies led by a single straight kick, before the dramatic final term which finished Keith Earl’s successful coaching stint at Mallala. n Continued page 24

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