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MORE than $8000 was raised by the Mallala CitytOO Bay Team at the annual City to Bay fun run on Sunday. The money will be donated to breast cancer supporter, the McGrath Foundation. Team organiser, Trish

Konzag, said 151 walkers and runners joined the team and helped raise the money, totalling about $8200, although more donations were still flooding in. Trish said at the end of the day, there were a few sore and sorry bodies and no

doubt the pain and fatigue will linger for a while yet. However, it was all for a good cause and the message has been sent out to all those who helped collect donations to get them in to Trish as soon as possible,

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China breakthrough Les Pearson reports: BALCO Australia is making steady progress cracking into the virtually untapped Chinese hay market, hosting a group of dairy farmers from China on a six-day visit to the country. The farmers are a handful of Balco’s first Chinese clients, the company this week taking the group on a tour of the state, which will look at the production, packaging and shipping processes. While Balco already has significant export links with other Asian countries, including Japan, Taiwan and Korea, China and other Middle Eastern areas hold strong marketing potential. Tim Latchford is the company’s marketing manager for developing markets, which includes China. Mr Latchford is hosting the group’s tour. “We see a need to diverge ourselves into other markets and when you consider they’ve got about 16 million cattle compared to 1.4 million in Japan, the potential there is large,” he said. “It’s an ongoing education process but we see some momentum building over the past six to eight months with these guys. “For a first-time visit to Australia, they are going to have a good look at the Mid North, Yorke Peninsula and Clare Valley, so they’re three important areas where we procure hay from.”

Balco managing director, Malcolm May, left, and Tim Latchford (right) inspect hay samples with their Chinese visitors (from left) Zhong Wei Di, He Daoqing and Ms Ivy Hu.

Mr Latchford said the visitors are all medium to large scale dairy operators in Shanghai and bordering provinces. “I think we were the first people to look at the Chinese market seriously,” he said. Balco and a Kapunda company are now early Australian hay companies exporting to China. Mr Latchford believed building a working relationship with international clients through hosting such

tours was a great tool in securing an ongoing link with developing markets. “I think the education process for bringing a group like this here is important,” he said. “They’re very interested in the technical nature of oaten hay and how it fits into the nutritional requirements of feeding dairy cattle.” The visit is expected to grow interest in an oaten hay market virtually non-existent 18 months

ago, mainly dominated by imported American alfalfa as source of digestible fibre. Mr Latchford is hopeful of a large expansion in the Chinese market on the back of the visit. “They’re very interested looking at the new season crop and some of the discussion has revolved around what they’ve seen here, so I think they will go back with some renewed enthusiasm for the coming season,” he said.

Libs force school bus inquiry THERE still is some hope for rural bus operators with the Liberal Party instigating a Parliamentary Inquiry into the contentious State government school bus contracting process. Recent tendering has led to a Victorian operator, Australian Transit Enterprises, being awarded school bus contracts over local operators, leaving many facing extinction. Opposition Upper House leader, David Ridgway, said the Legislative Council committee would focus on the impact on regional communities. “As committee chair, I’ll also be finding out whether the new, often interstate contractors, are going to support small communities in the same way as family bus companies did,” Mr Ridgway said. The committee to carry out the inquiry will be voted on next Wednesday. Family First MLC, Robert Brokenshire, is eager to be on board. “I’ve received more than 16,000 petitions against the (State) government’s contract position on DECS school buses and I have concerns about the probity of the process,” he said. “I am therefore seeking to be on the Select Committee of Inquiry into the issue.” Balaklava bus contractors, Garry Simon and Barry Taylor, said the enquiry was the development they had been hoping for.

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Let’s get started! Minister delivers grant cash for two Balaklava projects

SPORT and Recreation Minister, Tom Kenyon, was in Balaklava yesterday, presenting cheques to two projects which each secured $50,000 grants under the latest Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program. The cheques were presented to Balaklava Area Committee for the resurfacing of the Ralli Park courts and Wakefield Regional Council, in support of the skate park project. Mr Kenyon was in town earlier this year for the Veterans Day meet at the Balaklava Racing Club but yesterday’s visit was all about the community. “It’s partly for me to come and meet the people and get to know the clubs and see how things are going on the ground,” he said as Wakefield Regional Council works employees started preparing the skate park site off Wallace street. “It’s also partly for me to be able to thank those people for the work they do in the community because local clubs are essential to community building, especially in country areas.” Mr Kenyon believed providing facilities to get children out of the house and active was also important. “It’s great to get them outside and not playing computer games,” he said. Mr Kenyon also used the opportunity to promote the next round of CRFP, now open for applications, encouraging any groups interested to lodge an application. “I could come back again with

Les Pearson reports: another cheque,” he said. Mr Kenyon said the two successful projects were prime examples of such items the government is more likely to support. “It’s important to the community because they’re prepared to put their money into it, so we know it’s worth us putting our money into it,” Mr Kenyon explained. With the park to be opened next month, he also hinted of a possible return to town for the opening. “If I can get here for the opening, I will, absolutely,” Mr Kenyon said. Referrring to the coming change of Premier, he said: “There’s a few issues happening in late October, so I might not be the Sports Minister for long but if I am and if I get invited, I will try to get here, that’s for sure.” Member for Goyder, Steven Griffiths, also attended the presentations and applauded Mr Kenyon’s support. “He’s here because he wants to show a bit of support to the Adelaide Plains area and I think that’s fantastic,” Mr Griffiths said. “We’ve got communities everywhere that want to make sure they’ve got sporting facilities and recreation opportunities for young people. “If I ever become a minister, I would do exactly the same thing because I’m from a small town too, and I know how important it is for all small towns to get grants.”

Mr Kenyon with Tania Allen, representing the Ralli Park courts committee and Balaklava Tennis Club. Holding the cheque at rear are Kevin Bubner (Area Commitee), Jenny McArdle (basketball) and Michelle Veitch (netball), with Steven Griffiths.

Harvest will test grain probe A LACK of competition and access to key infrastructure were highlighted as key issues by the interim report of the Parliamentary Select Committee inquiry on the grain handling industry. The main issues were highlighted by select committee representative and Member for Light, Tony Piccolo. “Tough measures to reform the grains industry are desperately needed,” he said. Shadow Agriculture Minister, Adrian Pederick, said there were many areas for improvement in South Australia’s grain handling practices. Mr Pederick, whose motion established the parliamentary committee, said information and early recommendations presented in the interim report released today would be of benefit to this year’s harvest. “The final report will be presented in 2012 but

there are a number of positive things that are already apparent,” Mr Pederick said. “With another big harvest expected this season, the Select Committee will have the chance to observe the strengths and weaknesses of harvest management procedures and monitor operations of all grains industry players. “Now we can identify further opportunities across the grain handling spectrum and have the knowledge to make clear and confident recommendations as to how the industry can be streamlined. “While certain specific issues caused much angst last harvest, it is clear the need for change is much broader and involves all grain handling and market participants at all levels from the grower to the exporter. “And there are things we can push for at the national level that will be of benefit to all of us.”

Mr Piccolo revealed the recommended introduction of a dispute resolution process to prevent the problems that occurred during last year’s record 10.34 million tonne bumper harvest. He said the evidence before the committee indicated the current regulations are not providing the basis for a vigorous and competitive market and there is a need for the policy makers and industry to review the position. “The grain handling and storage operators have been asked to publish an annual management plan for all receival sites before harvest in consultation with silo committees, local government and other relevant stakeholders,” Mr Piccolo said. The committee also wants information about grain stock levels and grades to be made available in a timely manner to farmers and traders to ensure transparency and fairness in the marketplace.

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The sky is no limit for Hollie

Balaklava resident Hollie Hudson has always had the dream of skydiving, so she decided to take the plunge. For her 25th birthday, Hollie’s husband organised for her to fulfil her dream of skydiving at Adelaide Skydiving in Lower Light. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, it was the best experience and such an adrenalin rush,” Hollie said. Hollie, who jumped from 8,000 feet, didn’t seem fazed by the height at all. “Next time I want to jump from 12,000 feet,” she said. While Hollie has succeeded in her dream of skydiving, she still has swimming in a shark cage and bungy-jumping on her “bucket list.”

Service award August winners – Senior Citizens, committee members Herbie Hebisch, Una Clark, Gladys Tiller, and president, Joan Farley

New categories for top gardens Balaklava Tidy Town committee decided at a recent meeting to alter this year’s garden judging and came up with four new categories. The altered categories are champion garden, low maintenance garden, best renovated garden and back yard. Backyards will only be judged with permission from the resident by phoning 88 622 117. Re-judging will be done on October 18, with judging by independent persons on October 27. The gardens prejudged may not be those chosen by the judges.

Meghan a ‘model’ student Balaklava High School student Meghan Baker has completed a modelling course through Tanya Powell Modelling Agency in Adelaide. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do since I was little,” Meghan said. The course, which Meghan did beside 20 other girls, was held over four days looking at etiquette, hair care, skin care, fashion sense and voice production. The girls also did a photoshoot and participated in a graduation catwalk a few weeks later at the Italian Centre on Carrington Street. “It was something I definitely enjoyed, it was a great experience and I recommend the course to anyone,” Meghan said. The courses are continuously run through school holidays.

Windup night will be celebrated on November 24. This year all gardens will be announced after judging. Winners for the August KESAB award were given to Jenny Stewart of Bruce Drive for best garden and the service award went to Senior Citizens for their work in preparing the bingo events. In September, Jean Stewart was awarded the garden award for her colourful display of flowers and Balaklava Newsagency was given the service award.

ABOVE: September service award went to Balaklava Newsagency. Louise Saunders and Kane Williams are pictured with the award. L E F T: S e p t e m b e r g a r d e n winner, Jean Stewart in her Fisher street garden.

BALAKLAVA’s Don and Heather Beare recently travelled to Noosa, Queensland, for the wedding of their youngest grandson, Glenn Beare. Pictured (from left) are Deanna Beare, Lauren Beare, Heather and Don and Glenn Beare.

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Has anyone else noticed the return of millipedes? They are certainly back at our house and are all over the dirt roads, looking like little black sticks or pieces of ash. What is this a sign of? Mmm.... more mouse feed? • To spell out my Corny Corner joke from last week, for those people who are mentally challenged, was B negative, not B minus. Have another read now... •And after the footy grand final at Virginia, a car was seen racing a train along the road from Two Wells to Mallala. The idiot driver of the dark coloured car was apparently driving at an alarming speed, obviously trying to beat the train to the Korunye crossing. To the shock and horror of the drivers stopped at the boomgates, our special driver weaved around the front car, went around the boomgates and over the railway line, and raced off on the other side. All I can say is you were lucky, this time, and I hope one of the sensible drivers got your numberplate. Maybe they did...

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Pinery The very popular market/car boot sales continue around the district, with the next one at Pinery on October 16 from 9am to 2pm. A sausage sizzle will be available all day so come for brekky and find

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‘Green Team’ set for Victor Locals Kevin Marriott and Fiona Tiller (right) will be leading a group of Green Team volunteers, a group who organise and facilitate the Schoolies Festival, being held at Victor Harbor on November 17-21. Other locals have volunteered their time as part of the Mid North YP team this year, working in the Welcome Zone, providing pancakes, sausages, and a place to sit and chat. Thanks to the volunteers for providing a safe environment for our young people.

a bargain or an unusual Christmas present. Yes, it’s nearly time to think about Christmas. The market will cater for gardening people with seedlings, and garden ornaments for sale. Local Kaye Swain will demonstrate Encaustic Art painting, without paint brushes, landscape scenery with coloured bees wax. Very intriguing. Phone Kaye on 85277074 or Jacki 85277035 for info.

husband), or get a group together and use the markets to raise funds for an organisation you’re involved in. Tarlee Popular every October long weekend, the Tarlee markets are on again from 8am–2pm on the holiday Monday. Many stalls, lots of delish food! District School News • Mallala Primary School is holding a Cake and Produce Stall outside the IGA shop this Friday, September 23, from 8:30am. Goods can be left at the school Thursday or at the stall on Friday morning. So come along and support the school and get some lovely home made treats. •Balaklava Primary School will be opening its new building on October 19 at 10:30am. All welcome to attend, with morning tea to follow.

Festival of music

Mallala Mallala Markets will continue in the summer months on the third Saturday of each month. The next one is October 15. Stalls will be set up in the IGA carpark and open for business from 9am to 12-30pm. You can buy locally produced goods, or sell your unwanted and pre-loved goods (not including your

•Students from many local schools, including Balaklava, Owen, Blyth, Riverton and Mallala headed to the Festival Theatre for the 120th annual Primary Schools Festival of Music. The 10 day festival started on Tuesday, September 13, and has been granted SA icon status. More than 6000 Year 5-7 students from 234 public schools perform in this event, which brings students together and teaches them about singing, music, teamwork and confidence. Well done everyone.

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Live the dream with Joseph’s coat Balaklava The Community Arts 2011 production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat is well under way, with performances scheduled for September 30, and October 1 and 2 in the Balaklava Town Hall. The family-friendly storyline has universal themes and catchy music, with many songs you’ll know such as Close Every Door To Me, and Any Dream Will Do. Joseph is an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on the biblical story of the coat of many colours. A narrator encourages everyone to dream, just like Joseph. Joseph is given a coat, by his father Jacob. But Joseph’s 11 brothers regard this as a

Curly problem n After returning from the footy Grand Final at Virginia, three intrepid but weary first aiders, known as the Three Stooges, returned to the station and proceeded to unpack. But alas the most senior member, Curly, couldn’t find his Ambo-issue mobile phone. After searching everywhere, Moe, being the smartest, decided to phone the number with his phone, six times in fact. They heard the phone ring but couldn’t find it. As the ringing sounded low, Curly put his ear to the ground, literally, and suddenly everything sounded clear. He instructed Larry to reverse the ambo back a bit, and lo and behold, there the phone

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symbol of their father’s preference for Joseph and are jealous of him. The brothers sell him as a slave to men who take him to Egypt. Joseph’s fortune changes and he becomes the most powerful man in Egypt, second only to the Pharaoh. I won’t spoil the story but will say what comes around goes around. There is a family reunion of sorts, and of course a happy ending! • Musical director, Heidi Zerk, still is looking for some musicians so if you’d like to be involved or just help out, please phone her on 0407 329546 asap. Tickets are available at TADS so get in and get your tickets before it’s too late.

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Pageant ‘royalty’ visits Balaklava YOU could have been forgiven for thinking it was Christmas in September last week at Balaklava Primary School. The school hosted a rather regal visit, when the Credit Union Christmas Pageant “Royal Family” visited on Wednesday as part of their regional tour. The Royal Family tours a number of regional areas each year to share the magic of South Australia’s much-loved Christmas Pageant with children in schools across the state. Recently crowned at a public ceremony as the Credit Union Christmas Pageant Queen, Amy Fenna, said an important aspect of their community work is visiting regional areas. “We understand many kids in regional SA will not be able to make it to the event, so by bringing some of the magic of the Credit Union Christmas Pageant to them we can give kids a special experience that will create memories for a lifetime,” she said. King, Nathan Fisher, said being able to do something unique for regional communities is an exciting component of the pageant Royal Family’s community involvement.

“Our tours are all about offering something unique back to regional communities to involve everyone in our pageant tradition,” he said. “The special performance is our way of bringing some of the excitement and fun of the event to regional children, and it’s something that kids in Adelaide don’t get to experience.” The pageant Royal Family visited the school in their full costumes, presenting an interactive 20-minute performance including singing songs, audience interaction and reading stories. The Royal Family consists of eight volunteers from each of the sponsoring credit unions, who are nominated into Prince and Princess roles by colleagues before a Queen and King selected by the public and a voting panel. Their key responsibility is to share the excitement of the pageant with children in regional areas and with those who have special needs or disabilities. This year’s Credit Union Christmas Pageant will be on Saturday, Novem- PAGEANT prince Mike and princess Kelly and queen, Amy, (right) bring a little pageant ber 12, in Adelaide and will be telecast magic to the students of Balaklava primary with help from Alex Haley, teacher Amy Hall and on Channel 9. Maria Christine Austria.

Regional health teams focus on future priorities COMMUNITY representatives from the Mid North, Yorke Peninsula, Barossa, Eudunda and Kapunda will form one of five statewide groups to put long term plans for local health services into action. Health Minister, John Hill, said the representatives have held their first meeting to determine the top health priorities for implementation across the region over the next three years. The members of the Mid and Lower North, Yorke and Barossa group include general practice representatives from Clare and Ta-

nunda, a nurse and community health leader from Port Pirie, Aboriginal health delegates from Moonta Mines and Terowie, and Health Advisory Council members from Nuriootpa, Clare and Jamestown. “The local community has been working for some time now on their 10 Year Local Health Service Plans, which provide the strategic long term vision for their health services,” Mr Hill said. “By bringing together the advisory councils, the implementation plans will be stronger and more representative of their wider communities.

“The group will draft an implementation plan covering the next one to three years, considering aspects such as Aboriginal health, rehabilitation services and mental health; and what actions and resources are required to act on any short term priorities. “This is a great opportunity to work collaboratively with key stakeholders in the local community to improve health services in Mid and Lower North, Yorke and Barossa regions.” The 10 Year Local Health Service Plans were prepared by 33 local Health Advisory Councils in conjunction with local clinicians

and health services. The plans will be finalised and released in the coming months. • MEANTIME, nominations are being called for the three vacancies on the Balaklava Riverton Health Advisory Council. Nomination forms are available from Linda Carter, 8842 6500, and close Wednesday, October 5. If more than three nominations are received, an election will be held at the annual general meeting on Thursday, October 27, at 6.30pm at Riverton Hospital. Members of the public are invited to attend.

Police boost town patrols INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into recent thefts from local businesses in Balaklava. Balaklava police officer, brevet sergeant Graham Olds, said police have been monitoring the town 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in an effort to protect the town and potentially catch the offender/s. He encouraged business owners and community members to continue being extremely vigilant in regards to any suspi-

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Concert, family day to rock Virginia ONE of the biggest rock concerts seen in the region for some time will be held at Virginia in November. The day kicks off at noon and will run until late that night. A range of impressive acts will be featured, with all money donated to Childhood Cancer and the Cure For Life Foundation. The Run Rally Rock concert will be held at Virginia oval on Saturday November 19. It is presented by Two Wells RSL. Organiser and Two Wells RSL president, Tony Flaherty, is particularly fond of the charities.

Sally Crowther reports: “I returned from war scared of death, so I decided to volunteer at Mary Potter Hospice in Adelaide, and spent time with people who were dying of cancer,” Tony said. Tony is hoping a large sum will be raised for these charities, and it is looking hopeful with the impressive lineup. Bands of the day include Syndicate, who just signed a contract in America, local band AZZIF, Cold

Chisel revisited, local lad James Abberley, Bjorn Again and also Rob and Tahir, as seen on hit comedy ‘Fat Pizza’. The show also will feature an Elvis impersonator direct from Las Vegas, with backing singers ‘The Sweet Sensations’, who sang beside the real Elvis years ago. The day will also feature sideshows, food and drink stalls and also a fireworks display at the end of the night. District Council of Mallala (DCM), CEO, Charles Mansueto, believes it will be a great way to put

money back into the community. “Any event which brings the local community together and supports local businesses is a great idea as they both rely on each other and it builds a stronger community,” Mr Mansueto said. While the event is being presented by the Two Wells RSL, it is not being held at the Two Wells oval due to lack of room. “DCM was very supportive of having the event at Two Wells oval, but it is my understanding due to logistical issues the event organis-

ers decided to hold the concert at Virginia,” Mr Mansueto said. This is not the first event Tony has organised, also being involved with many more, including 10 in the Riverland, all raising money for charities. “This concert is an example of how the community can come together in support of two great organisations while also benefitting the local community,” Mr Mansueto said. Admission is $20. For further details or to purchase tickets, contact Tony on 0412 773 111.

Amanda’s Show success Owen resident, Amanda Marsden, 15, has won the title of State champion dog handler after winning the Dogs SA Junior Showmanship competition at Royal Adelaide show. Amanda, who breeds show Hungarian Vizslas with her mum Vicki, handled a German Shorthaired Pointer as her dog of choice, and after making one of the final three, was given an unknown dog to handle. “We had 10 minutes to acquaint ourselves with the unknown dog before we entered the ring to show our skills,” Amanda said. The handler is assessed on how they handle the dog, rather than the dog itself and this involves learning the dog’s characteristics and even dressing to complement

Amanda Marsden and her trophies with Vizslas (from left), Remy, Abby, Jesse and Myah – and inset, with Whoopi the German shorthaired pointer, Dogs SA president Brian Parker (left) and judge Jen Vaughn Davies.

the dog. Amanda then won the 13-17 year class which ultimately won her the state championship, sending her to Brisbane next month to compete at the nationals. “It was overwhelming to win the title of State champion,” Amanda said. Participating in events most weekends, Amanda has always had a passion for dog handling. “I’ve been around dogs since I was born, and started handling when I was seven,” Amanda said. While she is certain her career path will include animals, she is unsure what specific job she is after. The winner of the Nationals in Brisbane will then head to England to fight for the title of International Junior handler of the world.

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With the recent announcement of white goods and vehicles being banned from landfill from September 1, locals may have become concerned with how they might dispose of these items, however Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) assures there still will be a facility. WRC, Infrastructure Services manager, David Hassett said there will still be a place to dispose of both white goods and vehicles in the region. “White goods can be accepted locally at transfer stations with the majority being stored in an Environment Protection Authority (EPA) compliant E-shed,” Mr Hassett said. White goods, according to the EPA are now commonly referred to as E-Waste, generally being anything with a power cord, including televisions and computers. “In 2010/2011, WRC installed a shed to become compliant at Everard depot costing $20,000, and items received will then be

transferred to a compliant waste/ recycle station,” Mr Hassett said. WRC also operates transfer stations where segregation is undertaken in the skips stored on site, and includes scrap metals, tyres, e-waste, vegetation matter and other waste produce. “However, we don’t have much demand for vehicles, we would assess these as the demand or need for dumping,” Mr Hassett said. These new landfill bans were announced as part of the Environment Protection Waste to Resources Policy 2010 (EPP). The policy outlined a progressive approach to banning various waste items from landfill over the course of three years and diverting this waste into a system of recovery, reuse and recycling. “WRC is also considering the provision of a three bin system in oncoming years for green waste within the urban areas of council and current transfer station facilities to cater for the EPP,” Mr Hassett said.

EPA Director of Strategy and Sustainability, Tony Circelli, said currently more than one million tonnes of waste is deposited in South Australia landfills each year. “There are some significant environmental benefits in safely and appropriately recovering and recycling items such as vehicles and white goods,” Mr Circelli said. Producing aluminium and steel is energy intensive and uses finite natural resources. Clean up Australia reports recycling scrap metal aluminium into new products uses 90-95 per cent less energy than production using primary aluminium. With the bans, intentional disposal of these items to landfill can now attract fines of up to $30,000 and expiation notices of $300. For more information about recycling services available near you visit the Zero Waste SA website at www.zerowaste. sa.gov.au or Planet Ark’s www. recyclingnearyou.com.au.

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Another award – Kelly keeps on blooming Former Avon local Kelly BakerJamieson, has recently been awarded the prestigious title of the 2011 Telstra SA Business Woman of theYear. The award, presented at the Telstra Business Women’s Awards presentation in Adelaide last week, comes only two years after her business, Edible Blooms, won the Telstra SA Business of the year. “I’m incredibly humbled to have won, I woke up the next morning and still couldn’t believe it,” Kelly said. Edible Blooms, launched in 2005, sells bouquets made from chocolates, cookies and fresh fruit.

Within a year of starting, Kelly then expanded the business to Sydney and Melbourne. After opening in Auckland in 2008, she now has her sights set on expanding into the UK. Kelly employs a team of 25 and offers more than 100 products, with a database of 700,000 customers. Now residing in Victor Harbor, Kelly, daughter of farming family Margaret and Bevan Baker in Avon, was grateful for her country upbringing. “I grew up near Avon with mum and dad on the farm and also went to Balaklava Primary school before

moving to Adelaide,” Kelly said. While also taking out the Commonwealth Bank Business Owner award and the Marie Claire Young Business Women’s award, Kelly encourages all young country women to never give up on their dreams. “Think big and do what you want to do,” Kelly said. Growing up locally and starting a successful business, Kelly hopes local girls can look to her and see anything is possible. “If you do something you really enjoy, success will follow,” she said.

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Kate Obst reports: “Every year it gets better,” market organiser, Tania Gilbert said. “And make sure you don’t miss out on Auntie Dot’s jelly cakes.” A wide range of different stalls include an Avon stall, home-made candles and soaps, scrap booking and other craft items. For more details on stalls, contact Tania on 0407 393 165.

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THE BUSINESS OWNER WHO MADE GOOD PROFITS BUT IS WONDERING WHERE THE MONEY WENT! When accountants tell their clients they have made good profits in the last financial year, one of the most common replies from the business owner is “where has the money gone, because it certainly isn’t in my bank account?” WHERE HAVE THE PROFITS GONE? Listed below are some of the typical reasons why your hard earned profit may not have translated into a healthy bank balance:

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Quiz night lifts the Overshouldaboldaholdas A quiz night held in Owen last Saturday night raised thousands of dollars for the Relay for Life team, Ovasholdaboldaholdas. The Relay for Life will be held at the Clare oval on November 12 and 13 and involves hundreds of people raising funds for cancer research by walking or running around the track for 19 hours. Peter Butterfield, part of the Relay for Life team, said the night was a great success.

“All up we raised $8,039, which was excellent,” Peter said. Around 90 people attended the event, participating in an auction of donated items. One donation was from Integrated Packaging and was sold to Balco for $2,900. Other items were lamb, truckloads of grain and even pavlova. “Two of Dorothy Hoepner’s pavlovas were for sale, and Hank Lamond bought

one for $100, the second selling for $95,” Peter said. Thanks also were given to Cath and Space at the Owen Arms for their hospitality. “They did a magical job to make the night run well, they went well beyond their call of duty,” Peter said. The local team of about 15 people are looking forward to participating in the relay in a couple of months.

• Much of your income is still owed to you by your customers. Better control of your “debtors” or “accounts receivable” will only happen if business owners make a conscious decision to implement policies to make it happen. • You’ve used your increased funds to purchase plant and equipment for your business. Some people like to pay cash for everything and hate being in debt. However, large outlays to pay for plant may cause a strain to your cash flow. Consideration should be given to using finance to fund larger assets. • You’ve invested funds to increase your levels of trading stock. Closer control of inventory levels and negotiation of your credit terms from suppliers may be beneficial. • You’ve repaid principal on your loans. This is usually a positive thing as the equity of the business owner is increasing. However, it needs to be balanced with shorter term cash flow requirements. • The business owner has spent lots of money on personal and/or lifestyle expenses. Discipline with personal drawings from the business, for example taking a fixed regular amount is characteristic of successful business operators. Accountants can help you analyse where your profits have gone fairly quickly. The industry jargon is called preparing a “Funds Statement”. CASH FLOW PROJECTIONS Whilst it’s useful to know exactly where your profits have gone, it’s a historical exercise. Arguably of greater benefit to businesses is to prepare a cash flow projection. This is a forward looking plan of what funds are coming into your business, and what funds are flowing out of your business, and where they are going to. Our experience is that by regularly comparing planned results with actual results, business owners are far more likely to make timely management decisions that ultimately increase their chances of being highly profitable and knowing exactly where the profits have gone!

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SPECIAL FEATURE v Balaklava Show

IT’S SH W TIME! Another great family day ONE of Balaklava’s biggest annual events is now only a few days away. Balaklava’s popular show at Ralli park on Saturday will feature all the usual favourites of sideshows, animal nursery, displays, camel rides and much more. It’s a great day for the family. The event will officially be opened by Mr Steven Griffiths, Member for Goyder and Shadow Minister for Transport, at 11.45am. Balaklava and Dalkey Agricultural Society’s show secretary, Nollene Grigg is hoping for a big turn out. “There is a lot to see and do, something for the whole family,” Nollene said. While this year will see the absence of the wood chopping and shearing competitions, there will be new additions. Entertainment will be provided by Balaklava high and primary, schools, Horizon Christian school and Balaklava Drama Club clowns. Kelly Bickle, who runs the Drama Club, believes the clowns will be a great asset to the event. “They have done an eight week course on clowning and will showcase all they have learnt including routines, magic tricks and balloon

animals,” Kelly said. Kelly believes it is important to showcase the local talent. “It’s good to promote and get local entertainment performing, rather than get outside entertainment,” Kelly said. Competitions are also in full swing this year with entries for fruit cake, scones, photography, agriculture and farmers produce, not to mention the ute show. Show jumping will also make a return, with competition on Sunday. “It’s great to welcome back show jumping, for the first time in years,” Nollene said. And don’t forget the great range of popular showbags! •Skateboarders can bring a decorated skateboard to the show for the chance to win prizes. Wakefield Regional Council’s, Youth advisory Committee (YAC), has organised the competition in support of Balaklava Skate Park. Bring your skateboard to the YAC display booth at the show by 11.30am for judging, with the winner announced at 1pm. •A stall at Balaklava show will be donating sales to a Christchurch earthquake fundraiser. Lynda Pedersen, from Balaklava Beadwork Gallery said money

will be going to the Burwood Hospital Spinal Unit in New Zealand. People are encouraged to bring along 5c to make a coin trail spelling “Burwood”. A garage sale will also be held at Beadwork Gallery from 8am on Sunday.

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Edwards condemns farm carbon plan SENATOR Sean Edwards has slammed Member for Wakefield Nick Champion’s announcement of farmers now able to trade on the carbon market, claiming the government’s plan will send $3.5 billion from Australian taxpayers straight to foreign carbon traders. The South Australian senator said Mr Champion might welcome the Carbon Farming Initiative legislation being passed by Parliament to enable the establishment of a carbon offsets market but the track record of traders rorting billions of dollars worth of carbon credits in Europe is a cause for concern. “Giving farmers and other landholders in the Balaklava and Lower North areas access to carbon Senator Sean Edwards Nick Champion, MHR markets is one thing,” Senator Edwards said. “However, the whole point of Labor’s carbon tax is to change the way every Australian lives and Minister) Julia Gillard is handcuffed to the Greens. He said the Liberal alternative would not have works. It is about making the essentials of modern anywhere near the impact on households as the life more expensive. “The Labor/Greens carbon tax is all economic Gillard Carbon Tax. “The Liberal Direct Action plan is capped, costed pain for no environmental gain – all because (Prime

and fully funded by savings,” Senator Edwards explained. “We should not forget that Australia managed to reduce its emissions intensity by nearly 50 per cent between 1990 and 2008 without a carbon tax. “Our plan will provide incentives for more of exactly the sort of innovation that achieved that outcome, through a tender process to ensure best value for money. “Direct Action means no extra costs to households, no new taxes, and no increase in electricity prices as a result of the policy.” He labelled the current Carbon Tax as a broken promise. “It’s the tax that was never to be when Ms Gillard promised: ‘There will be no carbon tax under the government I lead’,” Senator Edwards said. “There should be no new tax collection without an election. “Take it to the people and let them decide as John Howard did with the GST in 1998.”

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any impact on water as an automatic reason for refusing a project.” Senator Xenophon was assured by his Senate colleagues the issue of water availability would be watched closely. “The government says its regulations address that concern. I will be monitoring this to ensure Australia’s availability of water is not negatively impacted by CFI projects,” he said.

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make it more workable and transparent. “But, yes, I did have concerns about some aspects of the scheme and so I moved a series of amendments, such as reducing the test threshold for impact and improving transparency requirements. “I was disappointed the Federal government, nor the Greens, didn’t support a key amendment to include

legislation later this year. Senator Xenophon also had concerns surrounding carbon reduction projects, which could potentially affect water supply. “The Carbon Farming Initiative itself is a good scheme,” he explained.“It provides an incentive for farmers to reduce emissions and store carbon, and allows them to trade carbon credits, and I did my best to improve the legislation to

INDEPENDENT Senator, Nick Xenophon, backed the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI), albeit with some changes to help improve transparency in the process. He said it was a difficult Bill to debate, given it was introduced before the government’s announcement of its Carbon Price Plan, with some aspects of it dependent on the passage of that

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Pets the cure for couch potato syndrome With summer fast approaching, people are thinking of ways to shape up. A leading vet has revealed that owning a pet may be the motivator we all need to get off the couch and onto the jogging track. Dr Mark Perissinotto, head vet at VetShopAustralia. com.au, says pets encourage people to be active and to take part in a daily outdoors exercise routine that generally involves cardiovascular exercise such as walking or jogging. “An active life not only helps people to feel and look good but it also improves cardiovascular health, cholesterol count and blood pressure.” Dr Perissinotto said. Dr Perissinotto also believes that in the new age computer based generation, owning a pet encourages children to step away from games and television and spend more time outdoors having fun with their furry friend. “Couch potato syndrome plagues millions of Australians and with winter coming to an end there really are no excuses not to get outside with your pet and get fit.” Follow these 5 easy tips for fun exercise: Find a path for exercising that is pet friendly; be responsible and keep your dog on a lead; keep your pet hydrated by stopping regularly for drinks; only exercise during cooler times of the day to avoid your pet overheating.

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JAMIE TILLER with a nice crop of oaten hay.

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sewing early pays off – but as usual, it’s all up to the weather

T’S spring time again and the region’s farmers are already suffering from hay-fever, as the slashers come out to cut the crops, ready to be baled in coming weeks. Those who planted earlier crops are reaping the rewards, which is the case on Jamie Tiller’s Balaklava property. He was out cutting his first lot of oaten hay on Friday. The crop was sewn dry in late April and has come up extremely well. “It’s probably because we sewed it so early that we got so much growth,” Jamie said. “If we sewed it a bit later, we probably wouldn’t have got half the crop.” The Tillers put in two paddocks of potential oat and wheat hay, although Jamie believed he will bale the 70-acre oat crop and leave the rest for harvest. “We’ll probably just cut this one at this stage and see how it goes,” he said. “If the other one hangs on, we may cut some of that too, it just depends on the season.” Now, it is just a case of waiting for the hay to dry in its neat rows, ready for baling. “I know what will happen, as soon as we cut it, it will probably rain,” Jamie laughed. “It doesn’t matter, we would rather the rain for our crops anyway. The last couple of years, we have got rain and in the end had (poor) hay.” There will be plenty of oat hay around this year but pasture is expected to be in short supply. “There’s not a lot of pasture around at all,” Jamie said.

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“The pasture has never been big enough because we didn’t have the rain and we’re not going to cut any of it. “Oats are really good, especially those that went in early.” Depending on the weather, Jamie expected the hay to be dried and ready for baling in about two weeks. However, the option is there for farmers to use a super conditioner machine, which squashes the knots in the stalk, allowing the juice to run out of the plant, resulting in faster drying. “We’re cutting it with a mower/conditioner

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anyway, which has a set of rollers in it so it actually conditions it as well,” Jamie explained. “It conditions it to a point but a super conditioner will actually crush it more and dry it out quicker. “If there was a rain coming in within seven or eight days, you could get a super conditioner over it and dry it out before it gets rained on. “I’ll just probably let it sit here and it will probably be two weeks or so and it would just about be ready.” Now, growers play the waiting game, as rain will annoy some with ruined hay but please most with the boost to crop yields.

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Skilly prepared to meet demand Providing equipment and services for the rural region for the last 20 years, Philip and Sharlene Parker at Skilly Contracting, are ready to ease the pressure this hay season. Fully licensed, Philip specialises in broad acre spraying, with a 100 feet spray unit. Also providing services for other needs, Skilly Contracting has a 48’ drop deck with loading ramps and also provides grain cartage. The prime mover will make loading and carting hay efficient and effortless. “We recently bought a tipper, which will be helpful in carting grain, particularly in the harvest season,” Philip said. While Philip has no employees, he has contracts to other businesses which will provide their services if there is too much work. “This allows me to take on any extra clients,” Philip said. Philip’s wife Sharlene helps out by doing the book work, not only for Skilly Contracting, but also for another company. Philip, who has lived locally all his life, supports the local community, having sponsored both the Balaklava netball and football clubs for the past four years. Running a local business, Philip

Philip Parker knows the importance of maintaining a good reputation within a small community. “My strong client relationships help me live and work in the community,” Philip said. Expecting a big year with the hay season, Philip admits he gets a lot of work locally and is looking forward to what the season will bring. Servicing the Lower and Mid North areas with modern equipment, Skilly Contracting is ready to help you this hay season. Contact Philip on 8849 2171.

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special feature v HAY SEASON Rob and Paula Saint

Balowery’s total service Established in 1993 by Rob and Paula Saint, Balowery Transport in Balaklava has been serving the rural region for the last 18 years. No matter what services you need throughout the hay season, Balowery has it covered. You can start by looking after your cut hay with contract mower conditioning and super conditioning to make baling more efficient. Swathing and spraying services are also an option. When it comes to baling and carting,

the job is made easier with v-rake and loader hire, along with baling, hay freight and hay sampling available. “We have one full time and one part time employee so we can best cater for our clients,” said Rob, who also works in another business with his brother-in-law, running seven trucks. Based in Balaklava, Balowery also services areas from Lower light to Snowtown. Book your hectares in now for 2011 with Balowery. Call Rob on 0429 853 203.

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For the last 16 years Kelvin Gameau has owned and run the successful business, Dalkey Hill Baling, with his wife Katrina. Over the years Kelvin has been providing hay services for people within the district, with his knowledge, expertise and equipment. Focusing mainly on baling, Dalkey Hill Baling runs two square balers, a larger 8x4x4 and a 8x4x3. Dalkey Hill not only specialises in baling hay but also straw after the harvest period. Kelvin also has the option of a V rake to suit

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the client’s needs. Dalkey Hill supplies straw for feeding, bedding and also composting. Transport and freight options are also available for clients within the region. While Dalkey Hill is based in Owen, Kelvin is happy to go anywhere. “We cover the whole district, going as far south as Two Wells and Gawler and as far north as Blyth,” he said. To find out more about the services Dalkey Hill Baling offers, or to book for the upcoming hay season, contact Kelvin on 0418 854 159.

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Everything to move hay fast In business for 55 years – more than half a century – you can be sure Earle’s Transport is your expert in hay carting this coming season. Based in Clare, Earle’s Transport is a family-owned business. Not just hay carting specialists, Earle’s Transport are also carriers of stock and general freight. Hay season is a big time of the year, so they have it covered with a large range of trucks. With six loaders available for stacking hay and emptying paddocks, they also have five B-doubles and four single trucks, ready to cater for the region’s needs this coming season. Stacking hay will also be made easier with the 4 tonne all train forklift. “We can also cart hay as clients require throughout the year,” Rodney Earl said. Also distributors and carriers for Adbri Pavers and garden fertiliser, Earle’s Transport

HaySpecialists Carting A sparkling new Freightliner has joined the Earle fleet. services the Mid North areas to Adelaide. To find out how Earle’s Transport can make things easier for you this hay season, contact Rodney on 8842 2011 or 0438 423 464 or Bullfrog 0417 836 676. • Find Earle’s Transport on Main North Road, Clare.

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GILMAC’S BALAKLAVA PLANT IS WELL PREPARED FOR ANOTHER BIG SEASON

Gilmac office administrators, Casey Michael (left) and Sam Gregor BELOW: plant operator Jamie Matthew.

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ilmac in Balaklava is set for another successful hay season and although the rain has been lacking, site manager, Mark Heaslip, ensures it will still be a great year for Gilmac. “It’s been going exceptionally well up until the last few weeks which didn’t bring the rain, but although the yield will be less than last year, there will be a higher feed analysis,” Mark said. Last year proved to be a good year, with the yield nearly double what was expected. “The feed analysis of the crops this year is looking quite good, so we have a big year coming,” he said. Gilmac, who has plants in three states, first started hay pressing in Balaklava in 1993 and started its testing lab in 2002. Local farmers supply the hay after growing, cutting and baling, and Gilmac then do a feed analysis of the hay, and a visual analysis. “Last year was great as we managed to take everyone’s hay,” Mark said. The hay is then pressed, stored and shipped off to Japan, Democratic

GILMAC site manager Mark Heaslip checks hay from Canowie Belt.

Republic of Taiwan and South Korea. “Japan goes through 10 million tonnes of fodder a year, producing only 5 million themselves,” Mark said. Mark has been involved with Gilmac ever since he first started at the Balaklava plant at its opening in 1993. “I initially worked at the Balaklava plant for three years until I moved to Western Australia, working three years as a site manager at another Gilmac

plant, and then managing a farm which grew Gilmac hay,” he said. Mark then returned to Gilmac Balaklava, as the site manager. Growers who supply for Gilmac are located up to 200km away, in numerous areas including the Yorke Peninsula, Mid North, Balaklava and even up to Kimba. “We have very good relationships with our growers,” Mr Heaslip said. He also pays credit to the 11 staff who work at the Balaklava plant. “They are a great group of people, and for such a small number, they do a big job,” he said. For enquiries regarding the upcoming hay season contact Gilmac, at Wedding road, Balaklava, on 8862 1200.

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STRONG demand and expanding overseas markets are complemented with a solid local growing season, said Balco general manager, Malcolm May. He also believes the future looks strong for the Australian hay industry and Balco is working to spread its export base. “The demand overseas for our product is expanding, particularly in China, other parts of Asia and in the Middle East,” Mr May said. “South Australia does look to have some high quality hay coming up, although it is still early days to talk that way, however, there is a market for all grades.” Western Australia is also having had a solid year after a recent drought. Mr May said while the temptation could be there to sell as much hay as possible to all the markets they can, Balco is approaching the coming export season with some caution. “There is going to be a high Australian supply but we’re only increasing our market by a small amount because we just want to grow sensibly,” he said. “I think what we’ve got to do in a market like this is just grow slowly and also spread out our base of who we are able to supply in other

A strong future in hay ABOVE: Balco managing director, Malcolm May. LEFT: Part of the team at Balco’s Bowmans facility L-R: Dave Cleal, inventory manager; Rob Lawson, general manager; Buck Walkey, hay receiver; Jamie Elfin-Robertson, stock controller.

countries, so we spread our risk.” Mr May said this is ideal for both the company and its growers, ensuring regular demand for their product from a number of clients. The company has now focused in Asian countries, having a firm foothold in Japan, Taiwan and Korea. “Growth is in other parts of Asia, for example China, where the market is growing,” Mr May said. While the Chinese tend to be tentative at first, once they are confident in a product, Mr May believed it could well take off on a large scale in coming years.

“You’ve got to be there now in anticipation of what the market could do over the next couple of years,” he said. Overall, after 20 years, Mr May said the Australian hay industry is looking as strong as ever. “I think the industry in general has a really good reputation for delivering a quality Australian product to the market,” he said. “The Australian hay industry is doing a great job in selling its product overseas. “I think we’ve got a good brand overseas and they like our oaten hay

especially.” While oats appear to be in high demand, wheaten hay and straw is also attracting international buyers. “We see an opportunity this year where people might want to cut some wheat crops because we have markets for wheaten hay,” Mr May said. “The main opportunities this year is for good oaten hay but there is also scope for some wheat and straw. “It’s all to do with demand and the demand is there for all of it.” He said Balco welcomes any grower interested in producing hay

for the company. “We have long term, consistent market which fits in with the rotation of crops and we want to encourage people to grow hay as part of their rotation,” he said. “As far a Balco is concerned, we just want a share of their hay.” The company has also recently upgraded its smaller press at its Bowmans export facility, which produces hay suitable to the Japanese market. Looking ahead, the future looks bright. “I think we’re in for a reasonable year, the demand is there and it will be for a long time,” Mr May said in summary. “We’re spreading our risk by heading into more overseas markets and they’re liking our product.”

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To ensure a quality export product, Balco’s experts in the field work all year round providing service and advice to the region’s hay growers. Operating out of the field office in Balaklava, the team, headed by field manager, Michael Tonkin and staffed by field officers, Noel Bubner and Geoff Penna, work with growers from the paddock, through to delivery at the production site. The team works to prevent paddock contamination, manages the ARGT testing and organises the sampling and grading. These are just a few services they provide. Balco’s field officers offer decades of knowledge and experience, delivering professional advice on a daily basis to secure an export quality product for both producer, and purchaser. Geoff Penna

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Getting to the ‘hart’ of what beer brewers want Farmers will have the opportunity to hear first hand from national and international brewers about what they are looking for in malting barley at the Hart Field Day on Thursday, September 22. Coopers operations manager Nick Sterenberg, who is also a trained brewer with 30 years experience, will speak to growers about the malting and brewing of barley. With Coopers recently forming a partnership with Japanese brewer, Sapporo Breweries Ltd - one of the world’s oldest breweries – Mr Sterenberg will also be able to give some insight into the requirements of international brewers. “Sapporo’s focus on quality is greater than any brewer I’ve ever come across,” Mr Sterenberg said. “This company actually do their own barley breeding, so they’ve identified that the quality of the beer they brew starts in the paddock.” Mr Sterenberg said that while he and a team of Coopers representatives get out into the field each harvest, this was the first time they would speak at a field day and have direct access to so many barley growers.

Another big crowd is expected at the Hart Field trials again this year. “I’ll be talking about what the brewer looks for in terms of malting barley varieties,” Mr Sterenberg said. “We currently have a chain of Chinese whispers here, with the brewers talking to the breeders and the maltsters talking to the farmers about what they require. But this is going to be a direct brewer’s perspective to the farmer about what we look for in malting barley.” So what are they looking for? Well, Mr Sterenberg says the two factors of most importance are

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quantity and quality. “From a brewer’s perspective, quantity is the amount of extract a variety yields, so we want as much extract as we can get,” he said. “We’re looking for low levels of beta glucan and high levels of enzymes to create a balance for processing and brewing on its own, or we’re looking at using those enzymes to process other forms of carbohydrates.” Mr Sterenberg said those were the requirements for the domestic market, however international brew-

ers generally wanted higher levels of enzymes than domestic brewers. He said that was where the role of barley breeders was so important in developing varieties suitable for malting and brewing but that also met the agronomic requirements of the growers. “The barley breeder’s job is to look after everyone’s interests which can be tough, it might also be frustrating for farmers to be encouraged to try new varieties if they don’t quite work out agronomically, but this is a chance to come along and hear what

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the brewer is looking for,” he said. Mr Sterenberg said he was looking forward to the 2011 Hart Field Day and particularly being able to meet direct with the growers. “After glass bottles, malt is our next most expensive raw material, so every bit of improvement we can collectively get, the better the situation is for everyone,” he said. “We’re interested in what the issues are for growers and how the season is coming along. Coopers buy only about 1 per cent of the Australian malting barley, so we’re not a huge part of the market but we are very much engaged in the industry and we’re looking forward to this opportunity.” Hear Mr Sterenberg speak at the Hart Field Day, Thursday, September 22. And be sure to pay particular attention to the sessions as there may just be a gift from Coopers for the winner of a pop quiz at the end! For more information about the Hart Field Day, take a look at the website www.hartfieldsite.org.au or contact Sandy Kimber on 0427 423 154 or email admin@hartfieldsite. org.au.

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SPORT v District

The good, the bad and the ugly NOW the dust has settled on the 2011 season, it is the perfect time to reflect on the year gone by and touch on the good, bad and ugly for the year, I’m going to call it Rick’s Report Card. I’m a bit annoyed about being postponed a week to make room for a double page spread of the A grade premiers, which is a tad gratuitous in my mind, but we’ve moved on. Here goes:

BALAKLAVA The Good: There were many shining lights for the A grade champions, including Glenn Dawson’s stunning season yielding more than 80 goals with a similar number of speccies to boot. The rise of second tier players including ruckman Justin Walker and forward Ryan McPharlin into regular senior footballers boosted depth. Add to that the consistent seasons of youngsters Sam Rowland, Lachy Michael and Jason Henderson and there are potentially some exciting years ahead at Ralli Park. The Bad: The Peckers goal kicking at times during the season was woeful. It was like Robert Warnock was their goal-kicking coach and they were lucky not to pay the price of some inaccurate kicking a few times. The loss to United at home in round seven was also a dark spot on an excellent season. The Ugly: Late season injuries to Jed Rowland, Jonathon Brice and Kane Ruiz were not enough to cause too much grief at Balaklava but those lads missing out was harsher than some of the language on an Eminem album.

VIRGINIA The Good: I know it sounds terrible but the Smithfield Football Club collapse virtually gifted the Rams a couple of handy recruits in Ben Russell, Joss Denengelse and Chris James. These lads propped up the team’s senior stocks, enabling the club to guide both A and B grade sides into the grand final, hosted at Virginia for the first time. All the concerns about Virginia

With Rick Shaw

not being able to host such an event were also put to rest. It was a great grand final day. The Bad: The Rams have some generous sponsors on board, pumping thousands into the club and the playing group but to still come up empty handed after losing the nail-biter in 2010 will sting like copping a stray tomato to the eye. Forward Aaron Hand walking out on a deal a few months before the start of the season also burnt the Rams to an extent. He will not be receiving a Christmas card from Greg Phillips this year. The Ugly: The rumours circulating out of the grand final aftermath point to some form of altercation tarnishing end of year celebrations. I’m usually a fan of a decent rumour but depending on who you talk to, you will get a slightly different story. I’m letting it through to the ‘keeper.

MALLALA The Good: Hosting a quinella in the Plains Producer Medal is no mean feat and the only thing that can really top that is the junior colts going through to win the flag undefeated. Joel Montgomerie and Liam Whitwell are two of the most consistent footballers in the league and their seasons were duly rewarded. Knocking United out of the finals at Two Wells was a moment to savour for all at the club. The Bad: Injuries riddled the Magpies’ best players, Jason Earl and Brad Hardie sorely missed by the legendary Mallala juggernaut, which had ruled the league for so long. Mallala were probably caught a little short in the big man department too, with Brent Harris and Jacob Walsh forced to shoulder most of the burden.

A Seccafien, Virginia

D Friedrichs, Balaklava B Russell, Virginia

A Mills, United R Mackereth, H W Eagles

It’s spring now, the best time to net yourself a nice big Magpie for next year. The Ugly: We all smile about it now but when coach Keith Earl lost the plot at potential son-in-law, United’s Mikey Brown, it was met with both cringes and chuckles due to the irony of the situation. I wonder if Mikey is allowed back inside yet, or is he still in the dog house?

UNITED The Good: It felt like Home and Away’s Alf Stewart still had hair the last time United made the finals but this year, the Tigers broke the drought, cracking the top four for the first time since telegrams were phased out (almost). United knocked off the eventual premiers in round seven as well, perhaps a sign of things to come in 2012. Recruits were also good, Dylan Gillies, Alistair Fleming and Adrian Mills all handy additions. The Bad: Could have potentially won a preliminary final spot had they kicked straight in the first quarter during the semi final at Two Wells. Late goals to Mallala on the back of some terrible umpiring calls put the last nail in the coffin of their 2011 season in the end. The Ugly: The ongoing Peter Burgoyne saga overshadowed the club again this year. For almost two seasons, he rocked up, worked about as hard as some staff in government departments, and left. By the looks, he enjoyed his football about as much as a model enjoys cheesecake.

H W EAGLES The Good: It was a great start to the year, defeating the dunderheads up the road,

TWO WELLS The Good: There’s a great crop of local lads frolicking around the field each week for the Roosters and with the right recruits, both senior grades at the club could reap the benefits from playing its kids. The senior colts cracked through to win the flag as well, so the next three years or so could be promising. But the club’s senior colts always seem to perform well, how to get that attitude and results into the A grade team is yet to be identified. Mark Thomson is a great mentor for the rookie Roosters and if he can get the cattle on the park, they should be the big improvers for 2012. The Bad: Losing Lee Allmond early in the year hit the team where it hurts. Allmond has cracked fairly easily in recent years, missing a number of games for his club.

Tallan Leighton’s ongoing hamstring problem held him to ransom, while a number of recruits pulling out early in the season because they allegedly couldn’t handle the toughness required to play country footy was the straw to break the camel’s back. The Ugly: Thomson and Hamley Bridge coach, Rian Nelson, fronted the tribunal for a heated verbal altercation in round 10. While their players brawled, the two coaches exchanged insults and a bit of airborne saliva, both clubs copping $1000 suspended fines.

HAMLEY BRIDGE The Good: Three wins are better than one, resulting in an improvement on last year, which was also an improvement on 2009, when the Bombers failed to win a game. A few of the lads I questioned earlier in the year are also showing interest in signing back on for next year, Aaron Christmann, Adam Pepe and Josh Moody keen to be Bombers again. If they can replace Shane Caterall, who never reached his potential this year, and Dylan Lockwood, whose loss will hurt, plus add a good key position player or two, the Bombers are right back in the hunt. The Bad: Competitive for half a game won’t win you many contests and it showed in their results this year. I believe the team often tried to play complicated football and it cost them several games in the end. A number of players also lost faith in the coach, who also apparently divided the senior playing group. The Ugly: The untimely sacking of Rian Nelson as coach, merely weeks after being reappointed by the club, didn’t look good from the outside. However, the Bombers still have plenty of time to attract a good applicant or two, and start with a clean slate in 2012, with renewed optimism amongst the playing group.

Rick Shaw ’s te am of the ye ar

FIRST RUCK

J Shahinger, Hamley Bridge

THE BANDWAGON

Balaklava, in round one, before shearing the Rams at Virginia and leading the ladder after two games. New captain, Matt Higgs, led by example for most of the season, while Ricky Mackereth and Todd Twelftree were handy recruits who carried their fair share of the workload. The Bad: The Eagles’ senior list runs about as deep as a Paris Hilton press conference. Once a few injuries started to creep into some of the older bodies on the park, the results began to wane, including a winless streak throughout May and June, which ultimately cost them a spot in the four. A late season charge was made for the fourth finals spot but the percentage gap was too wide to bridge. The Ugly: Where is the next generation for the club’s football teams? While the netball team sits pretty and simply racks up premierships, the senior colts and B grade collected a total of three wins for the year between them, with a combined percentage of 18.65. The junior colts made the finals this year but they’re at least three to four years from playing senior footy. What to do?

BACKS

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N Seccafien, Two Wells

S Rowland, Balaklava

J Brice, Balaklava

M Higgs, H W Eagles

L Whitwell, Mallala

H Walker, Balaklava

A Johnston, Virginia

HALF BACKS

K Leighton, Two Wells

CENTRES

H Pym, United

HALF FORWARDS

B Burgess, Hamley Bridge

INTERCHANGE

J Walker, Balaklava

B Niklaus, Virginia J Moody, Hamley Bridge

G Dawson, Balaklava

FORWARDS

A Pepe, Hamley Bridge

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SPORT v District

Balaklava’s heroes • From back page Balaklava’s successful football season was brought to an end on Friday night, when the club held it’s senior football and netball presentations. Football trophy winners were as follows: A grade B&F Hayden Walker, RU Sam Rowland; reserves B&F Grant Willmer, RU Luke Tezacker. Congratulations to Grant Willmer, who was also presented with life membership to the club. Netball trophy winners: A1 B&F Gaynor Tink, RU Michelle Williams; A2 B&F Lauren Michael, RU Alexandra Wilson; A3 joint B&F Rebecca Dixon and Terissa Smart, RU

KATHLEEN DelaCruz practices bowling. GRANT Willmer, pictured on grand final day with son Connor. Renee McPharlin; A4 B&F Clare Haynes, RU Nikole McCracken; A5 B&F Heidi Zerk, RU Shannon Hunt; A6 B&F Sharalyn Pike, RU Taylar Durdin.

Junior APNA winners

ABOVE: B grade B&F Sally Wilson, Mallala. RIGHT: C1 B&F Tayla Williams, Hummocks.

JUNIOR Adelaide Plains Netball Association Best & Fairest awards were presented after the grand final on September 10. B grade B&F Sally Wilson, Mallala; joint RU Ciara Guy, Balaklava and Stephanie McArdle, Long Plains. C1 B&F Tayla Williams, Hummocks; RU Amy Humphrys, Hamley Bridge. C2 B&F Haylee Studham, Hummocks; joint RU Eleanor Cunningham, Balak- C2 B&F Haylee lava and Madelin Rose, Studham, Hamley Bridge. Hummocks.

Golf Balaklava ladies

Eleven ladies chose to play a stroke competition for the last game of the winter season. A grade winner was Jill Taylor 90/67 followed by Louise Michael 97/73, Cathy Redpath 91/74, Moya Hayes 102/75 and Joan Anderson 105/81. B grade winner was Josie Thompson 103/70, followed by Julia Hoskin 106/74, Cherie Taylor 111/78 on a c/b from Chris Hahesy , and Denby Wandel 113/80 Fay Williams 110/72 won the C grade and NTP. Birdies were achieved by Jill Taylor,#8 and Cathy Redpath #6 Producer Points Jill Taylor 5, Josie Thompson 4, Fay Williams 3, Louise Michael 2, Cathy Redpath 1. Next Week - 10am A.G.M at the Clubhouse. Quote for the week. “Golf is assuredly a mystifying game. Even the best golfers cannot step onto the first tee with any assurance as to what they are going to do.” W.Timothy Gallway - American Sportswrier.

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It proved to be supererogatory for fifteen of the sixteen players last Saturday to stick pins into a voodoo doll of Doug Taylor, he of a late string of successes. This time round, Doogle had previously decided to let the young sprouts vie for the goodies for a change, by electing to come no higher than 4th. place in the single-grade stoush. It was, indeed, none other than Rampaging Rob Vietch who indeed vedi, vidi, vici -ied on the day, storming home with a veddy viable 42 Stableford points. Taking Bill Parkin’s new Nitro-nurgler for a preliminary perambulation, Austin Henstridge surprised himself and someone called Fred Pills by claiming second place with 39 points (and 3 scrubs!) while Wild Bill Goudie galumphed happily into third place with 35 points, assisting our Doug. into the latter’s bespoke 4th placing, courtesy of a count back. The old Count was kept occupied, as Doogle dumped Rob Lawson (35) out of the elite, which left us to witness the collective anguish of B. (Bar) Stewart (33), G. Leo (32), J. Curnow (32), D. Trickett (31), D. Rodgers (31), W. Lokan (31), W. Nagle (30), D. Addison (29), P. Thompson

(29), J. Michael (29) and J. Breuer (26). Dauntless Doug Taylor didn’t let the rest of us have it all our own way, however, making his point by claiming the day’s sole Birdie, on the 3rd., where he sank the slipper even deeper with a Nearest The Pin. NTPs were also claimed by John Curnow (8th), Rob Lawson (10th), Bill Lokan (13th) and David Rodgers (17th). This weekend we’ll re-convene for yet another Stable-4ed event, our flock to be shepherded out into the greensward by no less a duo than Rampaging Rob Vietch and the righteously rambunctious Rob Lawson. Please place on your groaning list of “don’t forgets” both the AGM, cranking up at 7.30pm on Tuesday 27th. and the seriously special Balaklava Open 27-hole major event, which will occur on Sunday 2nd. October. Hang your crab nets up and get your name down on the player list, soonest, or the spring rains just won’t arrive!

Blyth

Men’s results, Stroke, Sponsored by Club- C Walkley 95/59, D Smith 84/60, T Eime 93/61, M Eime 99/63, R Lamond 75/63, G Mugge 85/63, B Spinks 100/64, H Wandel 94/66, M Williams 85/67, M Finn 104/68, M Videon 85/68, B Reichstein 97/69. Skins- T Eime Mens This Week 25th SeptemberClub Closing Day, 11.00am for 11.30am Tee Off, Mixed Ambrose, $5/player teams of 4, Pooled afternoon tea, Sponsored by Raelene Lamond. Ladies results 14th September, Bogey Bisque/Stroke, Sponsored by Club- J Zweck +10, 80/63, K Mugge +9, 91/67, B Behenna +8, 110/74, B Victor +1, 126/81, 9 Hole- L Randolph +5, 54/33, H Williams +2 61/38. Ladies This Week 21st SeptemberLadies Final Day, at The Dunes, pool a prize. Ladies are most welcome to be play for Club Closing Day Ambrose held Sunday 25th September, Sponsored by Raelene Lamond. Anyone interested in playing an Ambrose is most welcome to play with fees of $5/player teams of 4, 11.00am for Tee Off 11.30am, sausage sizzle available to purchase. If wishing to nominate a team contact K Mugge 88445232, or M Carling 88643051

Hamley bridge

It has often been said that golf is the game for all ages and again we have a couple of super veterans who can verify this!

Plains Producer, Wednesday September 21, 2011

Kids getting In2 cricket!

Young cricketers around Balaklava and Mallala are playing a major part in one of the most successful health and fitness development programs being run in South Australia. Summer has come early to Balaklava and Mallala Primary Schools, with the Milo Get in2CRICKET program kicking off last Wednesday. The South Australian Cricket Association brought the program to Balaklava from 9am to 10.35am and Mallala from 11.30am to 12.30pm. The Milo in2CRICKET program is the national entry level program for boys and girls. Schools and clubs running the program receive free equipment, free coaching resources and a coordinators pack. All participating children also receive a Milo in2CRICKET kit including a cricket bat, ball, t-shirt and more, along with a certificate. The program will visit more than 50,000 children throughout the State, during term three and four. To find your closest Milo in2CRICKET location, visit www,in2CRICKET.com.au. • ERICA Menzies is pictured right using her bowling skills.

Max Grasby and Ian Rohde both in their 80s fought it out to win Saturday’s Stableford competition which is the first leg of the Captains Trophy, Max winning on a count back from Ian both scoring 41 pts. Third place went to Roger Hahn 39 on a count back from Kieth Kluske 39. A GRADE: Roger Hahn 39, Bert Pearce 38, Bradley Zerna, Barry Schwartz 35, Vince Zito 33, Leigh Durdin 32, John Mitchell 29, John Bell 28. B GRADE: Kieth Kluske 39, Ron Smith, George Dahlitz 37, Tony Jones, Bob Hinderwell, Dennis Nation 36, Roland Pawlak 35, Dave Russell 33, Steve Howe 32, Barry Zerna 30, Rob Mcgregor 18. C GRADE: Max Grasby, Ian Rohde 41, Brian Cooper 38, Ross Hienze, Noel Stringer 36, Helen Bell 33, Bob Charman 30, Doug Cooper, Stephanie Martin, Matt Werfell 28, Wayne White 19. Birdies: Bradley Zerna 2nd, Leigh Durdin 2nd and 3rd, Bert Pearce 2nd and 6th, Ian Rohde 14. Nearest to the pins: Steve Howe 4th, Vince Zito 9th, Barry Zerna 17th. Dennis Hawke with 45 points managed to snatch victory in Thursday’s stableford competition from his long time Nieghbor and friend Bob Hillier 44 with Club President Anton Noack coming in 3rd on a count back from Club Patron Ian Rohde both on 42. Other scores: Warren Isgar 41, Brian Cooper 40, Ron Collins, John Bell, Dave Russell, Max Grasby, George Dahlitz 38, Kieth Kluske 36. Doug Cooper, Tony Jones, Wally Jackson, Roger Hahn 35, Ross Hienze, Bob Ahola, Rex Mortimer 34, Ron Smith, Wim Van Pelt 33, Bob McGregor, Cliff Applebee 32, and Colin Doudle 30. Birdies: Bob Hillier 12th, Dennis Hawke 6th, Rex Mortimer 1st, Ron Smith 14th, Anton Noack 4th. Nearest to the pins: Dave Russell 9th, John Bell 14th. The winner of the Ladies stroke competition was Sandy Jackson with a nett 65 from Helen Bell cb, Pat Wedding 70. The putting competition was won by Sandy Jackson 25.

Riverton

Results from Saturday September 17 : Stroke. A Grade; D Hannaford 72/62, M Day 73/65, R Brandsma 81/66. B Grade; B Howarth 79/59, F Gorey 86/60, B Murray 91/63. NTP 3/12; G Davis. NTP 5/14; D Lowry. Final Club Championships: A Grade; D Hannaford def M Day 2/1. B Grade; M

Norman def P Buckley 3/2. C Grade; D Lowry def B Murray 3/2.

TWO WELLS

Sat 17th September. Competition: Stableford Sponsor: Boral Olds Solicitors No of Players: 30 Conditions: Hot & Windy There was a lot happening today. Handicap Matchplay Final between Bobby Hogg and Les Grafton, a close finish for Club Trophy points between Stuart Grigg, Andrew Baker and Ian Telfer, and everyone trying to cope with a howling wind, heat and the odd snake. Bobby Hogg found some new ointment for his elbow that did the trick and may also work on the Toro, and he had a solid day downing Les 3 & 2, and also winning A Grade with 39 points. He is now looking to challenge his old Socceroo mate from the 70’s, Bugsy Nyskohus from Highercombe Golf Club, and I’m sure Bugsy can hear him talking the talk from there. Andrew Baker completed a solid year by winning B Grade convincingly with 42 and also having enough points to win the Club Trophy by 1 point from Ian Telfer, who won C Grade with 41 and was often seen on the fairway today. Another noteworthy effort was John Boon getting NTP on the 2nd and the C Grade long drive. Don’t forget the night golf at Two Wells this Friday night 23rd September, the last one was well attended and enjoyed by all. Requirements are a torch,beanie and a sense of humour. A reminder that all Two Wells scores can be seen on the website: http://www. twowellsgolfclub.com.au/ Results A Grade: 39 R.Hogg, 38 I.Smith, 37 Y.Frencken, A.Bail, 33 Stuart Grigg, 31 L.Grafton, 30 J.Ball, M.Hansford, C.Hogg, 26 G.Payne, 23 M.Davies. B Grade: 42 A.Baker, 39 J.Spackman, 38 P.Shields, 35 J.Bowden, 34 R.Grigg, 32 J.Weir, 31 H.Linford, 26 S.Kelly, Watto. C: Grade: 41 I.Telfer, 40 B.Barns, 38 L.Zbierski, J.Boon, 35 M.Dimasi, 30 C.Weller. Ladies: 35 L.Cannizzaro, 34 J.Holland, 31 E.Grigg Long Drives: A: M.Hansford B: P.Shields C: J.Boon Ladies: L.Cannizzaro NTP’s :) 1) R.Hogg, 2) J.Boon, 6) J.Weir, 11) Y.Frencken, 12) -, 15) L.Cannizzaro. Pro’s Approach: Jake Bowden NAGA: Stephen Kelly (again).

Match Play Handicap Final: Robert Hogg. Club Trophy: Andrew Baker. Meat Trays: Elaine Grigg, Paul Shields, Helen Johnson NEXT WEEK: 2 Person Ambrose Russell Grigg Handicapper TWGC.

Two Wells Ladies

The winner of the Rhonda Blaser Par Trophy, which was the last round of competition golf for this season was Tine Perry with +3 on a countback from Elaine Grigg. Long Drive: Julie Holland hole 14. NTP: Julie Holland hole 12. Gobblers: Elaine Grigg hole 11. Tine Perry also won the monthly voucher.

Veterans

Adelaide Plains and Barossa Veterans Golfers played a Stableford competition at the Penfield Golf Club on the 12 September 2011. 47 players teed off with Eleven clubs in attendance. A Grade, Paul Robinson Gawler 41, Roy Clayburn Penfield 39, David Wilson Highercombe 34 B Grade, Ron Twitchen Penfield 43, Terry Lind Two Wells 42, Kevin Douglas Penfield 37. C Grade, Brian Barns Two Wells 35, Jim Raynor Barossa 35, Trevor Bateman Kapunda 33. Ball run down, A grade, Alan Penn Penfield 34, Brian Lee Kapunda 33, Dean Butler 32, Vince Veto Hamley Bridge 32. B Grade, Brian Stewart Balaklava 36, Brian Lythgoe Barossa 34, Colin Hughes Barossa 31, John Riley Hamley Bridge 31, Dave Dowsett Mt Pleasant 29, Craig Sims Barossa 29. C Grade, Trevor Dowling Gawler 33. Bill Sims Tanunda Pines 32, Eric Filmer Barossa 30, Leon Zbierski Two Wells 29, Peter Sullivan Owen 29. N.T.P. A Grade Brian Lee Kapunda, B Grade, Terry Lind Two Wells C Grade No winner.

Shooting Mallala

Results from Saturday September 17. 30 target dbl barrel twilite shoot: A; J Gilbert 30/30. B; T O’Connor 38/40. C; W Webbe 28/30. 10 target dbl barrel night shoot: A; A Zupanic 10/10. B; T O’Connor 10/10. C; W Webbe 8/10. 50 target dbl barrel night shoot central zone champion: A; G Gilbert 48/50. B; T O’Connor 45/50. C; J Boland 43/50. Next shoot: Monday October 3.

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SPORT v NEFL grand final

Rams grab second flag in three years A grade

Beating competition yardstick Blyth-Snowtown twice in three weeks, the Burra-Booborowie-Hallett has collect the AL Collins Shield as the premiership team in the North Eastern Football League in 2011. The Rams win has significantly increased Daniel Schell’s coaching credentials, as he was able to engineer the second semi final and grand final victories over the Cats, who were undefeated in the 2011 minor round. In the season decider at Burra Oval, there was a significant breeze going towards the town end, which had a telling influence on the contest. With this wind BBH kicked the only two goals of the opening term, but Blyth-Snowtown responded strongly and actually had a slender two point lead at the long interval. While BBH kicked 5.1 with the aid of this in the third, the Cats were still able to manage 3.4 against it. With seven points separating the combatants at lemons, and the Cats kicking the first goal of the final quarter, the scores were locked away at 8.10 (58) a piece. In his final game in charge of the Blyth-Snowtown Football Club, Brett Ireland suggested his side couldn’t have played much better than the group did. “I was pretty happy with our opening term into the wind as

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we kept them to 2.4,” Ireland confirmed. “We had plenty of the play all game. “The wind was more of a westerly in the last quarter when it blew across the ground, but I still believed we could get the win, with the boys’ just seven points down at that point. “With the scores level a couple of dubious umpiring decisions in front of goal didn’t help our cause, especially in the last quarter.” The Rams kicked the final two goals of the contest and enjoyed the fruits of their labour, winning by 14 points. The coaching staff of the Cats made plenty of decisions before the game. Ireland changed his structures giving Scott Walker the role on Jason Schuppan at centre half back. He also matched up the McCormack sibling Simon and Nick, on the Jackman brothers Matt and Nick. Both these moves worked. The Cats used Gareth Ottens as their number one ruckman, and he has claims for best on ground honours in a losing side, while Glenn Hayes on his wing, Shay Clifford and Scott Atkinson, who kicked a

game-high three goals, both were excellent contributors. Half back flankers Craig Robinson and returning 2006 Cats premiership player Kyle Griffin both were solid contributors. Midfielder Tom Riggs, Ryan Schell at centre half back and fellow defender Stephen Mann were the victors leading performers, while Bohdan Wall won the umpires “best on ground” award for the day.

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Four goals in the third quarter and a great defensive effort in the final term gave the Eudunda-Robertstown football club its first senior premiership, collecting a 16-point win over the RSMU Hawks. At half time, the Hawks had a narrow three point advantage, but the Southern Saints finished the game better in the oppressive conditions. Lee Penrose, who was excellent also in the second semi final, was again superb again in the decider. Ryan Reese, evergreen veteran Jamie Van Den Ham and Chris Pfeiffer also had a telling influence, while Patrick Neal and Jarred Schulz both

Burra-Booboorowie-Hallett team leaders, from left: Peter Mann, Tom Riggs, Daniel Schell and Casey Cooper. deserved a mention. The Saints goal kicking duties were shared around, with Dermott Blumson leading the way with a brace. For the 2010 premiers at this level Andrew Hunt and Mark McInerney were given as their best two players. Senior experienced Dale Schulz, Grant Linke, David Crispe and Dylan Griffiths all had moments, with Alex Hosking kicking two of the Hawks four majors.

Under 17

Among the most dominant teams in junior football in the state, Eudunda-Robertstown, despite the modest conditions, collected an emphatic 84-point victory to culminate a spectacular unbeaten year for this side at NEFL under 17 level. They kicked the first 10 goals of this contest and were in control in most areas against

a gallant BSR Tigers combination. Left footer Terry Baker was recognized by the umpires as their best, but the general consensus was the leading player was one of the Dunstan brothers, Albert or Edward. Albert, returning from Woodville-West Torrens kicked four goals including 70 metre bomb in the second quarter, while his younger brother was equally effective. Todd Mosey produced another outstanding performance in defence, while co-captain Jed Michalk did a lot of strong work in ruck. For the Tigers Nick Hayes never stopped trying all contest, while Dylan Bruce and Ben Kitschke were both noteworthy. The Southern Saints have now won back-to-back under 17s titles.

Under 14

At half time in the Under 14s, only two points separated the sides, after a tough and hard fought opening two terms. The BSR Tigers were still within reach at the final break, but kicking with the wind in the final term, the North Clare Roosters slammed on four unanswered goals to collect a comfortable 37-point victory. Lachlan Jaeschke won the best player trophy, while Roosters team mate Jarrod King, who kicked three goals as well was equally effective. North’s Bailey Laidlaw, Joe Wiblin, Jack King and Ash Noble all had solid game. This competition’s leading goal sneak Shane Channon also kicked three majors in the win, while Tom O’Sullivan finished with a pair. For the Tigers their best were Luke Hayes and the ultra consistent Todd Slade.

Darling’s victory Cats star Ryan Darling collected his third consecutive Blyth-Snowtown Best and Fairest award at the annual Cats medal count, held at Snowtown last Sunday, September 18. The runner up the competition’s Mail Medal for a third time this year, Darling won the club award from 2007-08 recipient Nick McCormack, with his older brother Simon McCormack was third. “In my three years at the club, Ryan has won our best and fairest award each time,” retiring coach Brett Ireland said. “He is just a sensational footballer and the best in this competition. “Along with that he is loyal to his mates and to his footy club. “There is no doubt he could command lots of money and perform well in many other competitions. “Over the last couple of years, with his captaincy, he has also developed into a strong on field leader of the Blyth-Snowtown Football Club as well.” The other award winners included Gareth Ottens, who won the best team man trophy, while helmeted half back flanker Kyle Griffin was given the most improved award and full back AJ Wood claimed the coaches’ trophy. Darling was also the joint winner of the official match day publication “The Barracker’s” Coaches footballer of the Year with Mail Medallist Zack Hier from RSMU. Seven Cats Jarrod Gillings and Scott Atkinson across half forward, Craig Robinson and

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RYAN Darling, has collected his third Best and Fairest award for the Cats.

Gareth Ottens on the half back line, ruckman Wayne Slattery and on-baller Nick McCormack on the bench, along with Darling in the centre and as captain made the 2011 NEFL team of the year. Brett Ireland, with an unbeaten minor round effort collected the “coach of the year” award. Darling’s fifth Cockburn/Pridham medal, the other wins were in 2004 and 2006, makes him the most decorated player in the Blyth-Snowtown Football Club’s history, having now won one more medal than Simon McCormack. Each year since 2004, except when he spent the 2007 winter with the Double Blues in the SANFL, Darling has either being winner or runner up in this award. The Cats best club person, the Darren Pratt Memorial award went to delegate and committee member John Wood. In the reserves Robert Wandel collected the best and fairest award, from Derryn Stringer.

NENA A1 Premiers - Blyth Snowtown, back from left: Ashlyn Johnson, Maggie Hentschke, Amy Lewis, Anni Johnson. Front: Lauren Collins, Bernie Keech, Hayley Zweck, Kristie Johnson and Tayla Barrand.

Blyth-Snowtown’s Cat-trick! The Blyth-Snowtown Cats licked the competition in the 2011 North Eastern Netball Association season, going through the entire campaign undefeated and beating the Southern Saints in the grand final by a comfortable nine goal margin. The final score line at the Burra courts was Blyth-Snowtown 44, defeating Eudunda-Robertstown, 35. In the opening quarter of the decider, both teams started strongly with the Cats opening up a small three goal break by the end of the term. During the second quarter, Blyth-Snowtown exerted pressure, with accurate shooting in attack and plenty of opportunities provided by defenders Hayley Zweck and Lauren Collins turning over the ball, scoring 12 goals to three for the period. Eudunda-Robertstown came out aggressively in the third with association best and fairest runner-up, Jess Geister stepping up in attack with four unanswered goals, while her teammates down the court produced plenty of turnovers.

The last quarter was goal-for-goal, although the Saints were unable to close the gap BlythSnowtown opened up in the second term. “We certainly had the momentum of the game in the second, but Eudunda-Robertstown did arrest in the following quarter and came back at us,” playing coach Maggie Hentschke said. “We had a lot of challenges this year and our supportive squad of nine displayed real character and endeavour to go through the season undefeated.” Along with best on court, Hentschke’s effort at goal attack, fellow shooter and younger sister Amy Lewis, shot strong percentages considering the blustery conditions. Best in the 2010 decider, Kristie Johnson at centre was a general in the mid court, while the defensive trio of Hayley Zweck, Lauren Collins in the defence circle and Annelise Johnston at wing defence all played important roles. The Blyth-Snowtown netballers were calling the trio of victories a ‘Cat-trick’ during celebrations after the victory.

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SPORT v Football/Hockey

Blyth-Snowtown wind up season B ly t h - S n o w to w n Football and Netball clubs held their end of season wind-up at Blyth Oval on Sunday, with a large crowd of supporters and players attending. Junior coaches presented trophies and medallions before lunch, with the BSNC Junior 2 Best & Fairest being awarded to Sophie Lloyd, R/U being Enya McEwin; Junior 1 Best & Fairest to Courtney Woods, R/U Tara Walkley; 15&U & NENA Best & Fairest to Jessica Lloyd, R/U Lucy Pratt. The BSFC 14U coach’s trophy went to Travis Strawbridge; Most Improved Bailey Jacka; Best Team Man James Hunter; Most attended trainings Zac Bennett; Leading Goalkicker David Giles; Best & Fairest Ashley Giles, R/U B&F Nick Schultz; 3rd B&F James Hunter. The U17 Best & Fairest was awarded to Cameron Andriske; R/U Drew Salter; 3rd Harry Norton. Most Improved went to Dylan Underdown; Coach’s trophy Jessie Scutcheon; Ray Eckermann Memorial Best Team Man was won by Tyson Eime. After lunch, the senior presentations took the stage. C2 Best & Fairest was won by Sally Jack, R/U Mikayla Kennett; C1 Best & Fairest & BOC on Grand Final day to Sophie Angel, R/U Sarah Barr; B2 Best & Fairest & NENA R/up B&F Krista Eime, R/U Kate Wandel (300 games); B1 Best & Fairest Alana Barrand R/U Elise Ottens; A2 Best & Fairest Nadinne Stringer, R/U Kerri Weckert; A1 B&F Bet Julge Memorial Trophy was won by Hayley Zweck for the sixth occasion, joint R/ups

REPORT: By Janet Zweck Maggie Hentschke (BOC on Grand Final day) & Amy Lewis. Hayley Zweck and Kristie Johnson were congratulated for being selected in the NENA Team of the Year, and Maggie Hentschke for being named as NENA’s Coach of the Year. Heather Griffin presented the BSNC Volunteer of the Year award to a humble Tamara Pyrke for her valued role with the juniors and committee. B Grade Lindsay Pratt Memorial Best & Fairest was awarded to Rob Wandel; R/U and Best Team Man to Derryn Stringer, 3rd Mathew Noble; Coaches Trophy Mathew Williams. Most practices attended to Matty Stewart and Callen Kennett. AGrade Coach’s Trophy went toAJ Wood, Most Improved Kiel Griffin, David Kotz Memorial Team Man trophy and the WL Michael Memorial award for Best in Grand Final to Gareth Ottens; Best & Fairest Cockburn/ Pridham Medal to Ryan Darling for the fifth occasion, Gordon Murray Memorial R/U to Nick McCormack, 3rd B&F to Simon McCormack. Kevin Pratt presented the Darren Pratt Memorial trophy to John Wood. Club President NickAshby described John as “A terrific contributor and deserving recipient.” Both club presidents congratulated players on reaching the 2011 finals, as well as to the players and supporters for their many roles they voluntary do for the clubs to survive and function during the season.

ABOVE: Blyth-Snowtown Football Club B grade winners, from left: Matthew Williams, Derryn Stringer, Rob Wandel and Mathew Noble. LEFT: A grade trophy winners, back from left: Gareth Ottens, Ryan Darling, Simon McCormack. Front: Nick McCormack, Kyle Griffin and AJ Wood.

KEVIN Pratt with John Wood.

TAMARA Pyrke with Heather Griffin.

BLYTH-Snowtown junior football and netball trophy winners, back from left: Tyson Eime, Dylan Underdown, Harry Norton, Jessie Scutheon, Drew Salter, Cameron Andriske, Nick Schultz, Ashley Giles. Front: Zac Bennett, Sophie Lloyd, Enya McEwin, Jessica Lloyd, Lucy Pratt, Tara Walkley, Courtney Woods, David Giles.

A1 Best & Fairest R/U Amy Lewis, Best & Fairest Hayley Zweck, Best & Fairest R/U Maggie Hentschke.

Balak women earn the flag The 2011 Clare & District Hockey Association grand final was played at Balaklava on Saturday. With dust whipped up by strong winds, it made for difficult playing, but this didn’t detract from the quality of games.

Under 14

Clare Donnybrook 2 defeated Clare Springstown 0 Goals: Ben Heinjus, Fletcher Thomas. Best: Cl/Don – Fletcher Thomas, William Pearson, Sarah McLean; Cl/Spr – Joshua Megson, William Price, James Forrest. Best

TOP: Womens premiers - Balaklava, back from left: Tanya Heslop, Amber Greenshields, Roweena Tiller, Marni Greenshields, Georgina Watts. Front: Rhea Greenshields, Lara Greenshields, Tegan McPharlin, Fiona Tiller, Mary Heslop, Tamara Gates. Goalkeeper: Rebecca Kirvan. ABOVE: Under 14 premiers - Clare Donnybrook, back from left: Sam Haddow, William Pearson, Sasha Weatherstone, Fletcher Thomas, Beth Wilkop John Squires (coach). Front: Sarah McLean, Lachlan Squires, Ben Heinjus, Kari Thomas, Nick Haddow, Beth Green, Jurlique Stanton and Adam Ryan. Plains Producer, Wednesday September 21, 2011

on ground: Fletcher Thomas, Clare-Donnybrook.

Under 17

Burra 2 defeated Clare-Donnybrook 1 Goals: Bur – Lachie Haddow, Neil Maxted; Cl/Don – Lachlan McLean. Best: Bur – Neil Maxted, Mitchel Davy,Alex Catt; Cl/Don – Oliver Pearson, Josh Nourse, Sarah McLean. Best on ground: Oliver Pearson Clare/Donnybrook.

Women

Balaklava 2 defeated Clare/ Springstown 1 Goals: Bal – Lara Greenshields, Roweena Tiller; Cl/Spr – Brianna Cheetham. Best: Bal – Tamara Gates, Tegan McPharlin, Fiona Tiller; Cl/Spr – Jayne Price, Steph-

anie Robinson, William Price. Best on ground: Jayne Price Clare/ Springstown.

Men

This game was forced into extra time – it then went into penalties, with the last penalty of the compulsory five being taken and scored. A great game played by all, the calibre being of a high standard. Clare/Springstown 4 (on penalties) defeated Riverton 3 Goals: Cl/Spr – Darren Sweet 2, Mark Bastian, Derek Upton; Riv –Tristan Chapman, Kelvin Tiller, Neil Maxted. Best: Cl/Spr – Derek Upton, Mark Bastian, Matt Forrest; Riv – Kelvin Tiller, Tristan Chapman, Josh Nourse. Best on ground: Kelvin Tiller Riverton.

MENS premiers - Clare Springstown, back from left: Aaron Desmit, Matt Forrest, Luke Burge, Jace Hooper, Brianna Cheetham, Tom Forrest, Paul Erkelenz. Front: Darren Sweet, Josh Megson, Derek Upton, Mark Bastian and Johanna Dutschke. Goalkeeper: Tom Erkelenz. www.plainsproducer.com.au

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LOCAL v Living

The way We were

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• David Rowland and Ian Langdon were presented with life membership to the Balaklava Football Club.

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• Balaklava High School students, Sophie Gardner and Johanna Paulenas, both scored $1,000 cash in the Elders-Stock Journal Country Arts Competition - Sophie for a short story, and Johanna for an oil painting.

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William Board of Bowmans Heritage Highlights

The settlement of Bowmans, located between Balaklava and Port Wakefield, bears the name of the Bowman family, the first pastoralist family of any significance in the area, dating back to the 1840s. In the Adelaide Register newspaper of May 29 1923, Bowmans was described as “a flourishing little township in the making and the new railway cottages are nearing completion”; Bowmans became an important railhead and still plays a vital role in rail freight. The Bowman family were pastoralists; they did not lay out the town. This honour goes to Mr William Board, who was born on January 5 1852 in Corfe, Somerset, England. He arrived in Australia aboard the sailing ship ‘Lockee’ in 1877. William Board followed farming pursuits at Gawler River before moving to the Balaklava area. In

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1880 he selected freshly surveyed scrub land in the Hundred of Inkerman. Realising that the landholdings were too small, he acquired several neighbouring properties subsequently becoming the owner of about 4,000 acres. Notwithstanding the hardships of clearing scrub and making the land fit for cultivation, Mr Board also found time for public and philanthropic institutions. He served for 24 years as councillor for Inkerman Ward in the District Council of Pt Wakefield, and was associated with the Pt Wakefield and Balaklava Agricultural Societies; was a member of the

YEARS AGO September 1991

• Former Balaklava lad, Leigh Pyman, was chosed to be one of the Munchkins in the stage production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at the Festival Theatre, opening in January 2007. COMMUNITY

Diary& • Oct 1 & 15: Salt of the Earth Country Market, Port Wakefield. • Oct 9: Lions Auction. • Oct 12: Long Plains Red Cross luncheon. • Oct 15: Long Plains Country Music Night; Mallala Community Markets. • Oct 29: Balaklava Golf Club Auction. • Nov 5 & 19: Salt of the Earth Country Market, Port Wakefield. • Nov 4: Blyth paper drive. • Nov 5: Balaklava, Owen, Mallala, Port Wakefield paper drive. • Dec 4 & 18: Salt of the Earth Country Market, Port Wakefield • Dec 16: Balaklava Christmas Pageant. Send us your diary dates!

Druids Lodge at Balaklava for nearly 50 years and a keen worker for the Liberal Union. Other interests included the local Institute committee and the Pastoral Association; he also served on the Bowmans School Board. He supported the Bowmans Cricket Club by donating land for an oval in 1910. In his farming pursuits, Mr Board was among the first in the district to use artificial manures. He was also one of the first to make use of the export depot for frozen lamb, and he strongly believed that farmers should breed sheep for mutton rather than wool, hence his early adoption of English breeds of the South and Hampshire Down. His obituary (January 1927) tells us that, in 1885, William Board married Elizabeth, second daughter of Murdoch Fraser of Pt Wakefield. Of their large family, five sons re-

mr William Board. mained at Bowmans while one went to Western Australia, as did one of the five daughters, another moved to Blyth, one to Whitwarta (Mrs R E Angel), and two were still at Bowmans. This family history was provided by Mrs Joan Evans of Balaklava (daughter of Mr and Mrs R.E. Angel of Whitwarta and granddaughter of William Board).

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Playschool tapping away on a xylophone made out of empty jam jars. The shuffling, grungy, folklike rhythm instantly sent alarm bells blaring and finally the vocals kicked in.My worst fears were confirmed. An alternative artist was leading our charts with terrible bohemian folk music. It was as if we didn’t learn the lessons from Australia Day, when Angus and Julia Stone topped the countdown with the depressing “Jetplane”. Now, I love my alternative music as much as anyone out there. I’m a big fan of Triple J and rate the whole ‘unearthing untapped local talent’ mantra but sometimes they go too far. They’ll let anyone with a set of maracas and a guitar with one string play their music and it kills me. Just when you think it doesn’t

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

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

anglican Balaklava..............9am & 7pm Goyder......................5.00pm

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

A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am Hamley Bridge...........6.00pm

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

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

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

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

Community church Pinery........................ 9.00am LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am

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Community church Pinery........................ 9.00am LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am

anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge......... 10.00am CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava.................. 10.30am Pt Wakefield.......Mass 9.00am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am Community church Pinery........................6.00pm LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am

LUTHERAN Balaklava.............9am & 11am

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

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

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

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

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

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Coming Events

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

• Source Code (M) ★ ★ ★ Jake Gyllenhaal-Drama/Thriller - Fri Sept 23, 8pm • Hoodwinked Too (PG) ★ ★ Animated Tickets $5 - Sat Sept 24, 6pm • Something Borrowed (M) ★ ★ ★ Comedy/Drama/Romance, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson - Sat Sept 24, 8pm - Fri Sept 30, 8pm • Doctor Strangelove (M) ★ ★ ★ ★ Classic movie, Comedy Drama-Peter Sellars, George C.Scott - Wed Sept 28, 6.30pm • Rio (PG) ★ ★ ★ Animated Tickets $5 - Sat Oct 1, 6pm & 8pm - Tues Oct 4, 10.30am - Thurs Oct 6, 2pm - Fri Oct 7, 7.30pm

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

TARLEE COUNTRY MARKET Monday October 3 8am – 2pm

• Huge variety of stalls • Delicious food

Enquiries Michelle 0427 184 474

Lions AUCTION

Ralli Park, Balaklava

Come out to the Long Plains Hall for a great night of…

Details in next week’s Plains Producer

from 8pm till midnight

• Tickets $15 each includes light supper • Bar available for beer, spirits and soft drink Pre book tickets from Margaret & Chris Jenkin 8527 8263, Helen Lockwood 8527 2396, Berryl Kemble 8527 2195

Monday September 26 7.30pm at Balaklava Town Hall Green Room

All Welcome

Balaklava Netball Club

Sun Oct 9

Saturday October 15

AGM

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

Country Music Featuring Graeme Hugo

Balaklava Town Hall Committee

AGM

Monday September 26 7pm at Balaklava Sports Club

Apologies/ Inquiries to: Sam Tiller 0409 096 434

Balaklava Basketball Club

Uniform & team Announcement Night Thursday September 29 • At Balaklava Sporting Club • From 5.30pm • Senior 6.30pm • Second hand uniforms available for purchase on the night

Sunday Oct 2 www.marrabelrodeo.com

Self Defence Class Covering Basic Techniques

October 10

6.30 - 8.30pm at Balaklava Sports Club • Limited spaces, book now! • Ages 12 - 25 • $5 per person Sponsored by Wakefield Regional Council Youth Advisory Committee

Phone Lisa Redpath 8862 1977 or 0438 041 491

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1,898 m2 vacant block of land. 37.75m frontage to a bitumen road in the township of Owen. Excellent level building block. With mains water connected and power available. Great value $69,900. Contact Peter on 0417 884 877 or office 8862 2172.

17” Alloy mag wheels and tyres for Ford AU or BA $50 each o.n.o. Phone 8862 1764. 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. Ph 0408 855 389. 2008 Case IH 9120 Combine with 40ft 2152 Front. AFX Rotor/Beater. Always serviced and shedded. In excellent condition Harvest Ready. Reg. No. S19SRE to 5/10/12 1346 Engine Hrs. 949 Rotor Hrs. Enquiries and P.O.A to 0408 898 030.

Attention bike riders. We carry a large range of bicycle tyres, tubes and puncture kits. Simon Exhaust and Auto Repairs. 13 Railway Tce, Balaklava. Phone 8862 1795. 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 for sale, cut and delivered, kindling available. Phone/mobile: 0407 896 159 or a/hours 8865 2127.

Bus groups half price

Introductory

Balaklava 3 bedroom brick home, 2 separate living areas. Kitchen and separate dine. Double carport. Air conditioning, wood heater, $235 per week. Ph 0409 100 062.

Adelaide Plains Basketball Association Inc

Final Call FOR INTENDING PLAYERS

• Wanting to play basketball on Friday Night Juniors and Seniors Players! • SA Hoops (under 10’s) • Wednesday Night Social Basketball in the Gym.

Contact: Annette Wilson (Secretary) on 0419161060 or email: apba@rbe.net.au

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.

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.

For Sale

Ladies Strategy R.H. golf sticks, 3 metal, 10 irons, $250 o.n.o. Phone 8864 3020. Palsonic TV 27”, late model, top condition. Offers wanted over $100. Phone 8862 2044.

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. Trailer 6x4 with frame at the front. Reg until December 2011. Good tyres with a spare $425 o.n.o. Reg TTL 151. Phone 0402 638 714. Two transportable buildings 7m x 9.6m. Good condition $5,000 each o.n.o. Phone 0424 080 344. 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. SAILPLANE flights. The Balaklava Gliding Club has $90 gift vouchers available for passenger flights any weekend from their airfield 10km north west of Balaklava on main Snowtown road. Bookings 8864 5062.

Wanted to Buy

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.

Work Wanted

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

Death

Rowland - Fay. Esteemed life member of 1st Balaklava Scout Group. An inspiration to many cubs scouts leaders and parents. Lovingly remembered by 1st Balaklava Scout and Guide Group. Rowland - Fay. A lovely longtime friend taken too soon, will be sadly missed. Love to the Rowland family. Love from Joy, Gerry and family.

Engagement

Congratulations Peter & Liz. Ray and Delrae Cook, Ray and Jenny Wallis and their families, wish you a lifetime of love and happiness. Peters mother Ann Cook (Deceased). Would be so happy for you.

In Memoriam

DUNCAN, Bevan Kirk - We thought of you today but that is nothing new. We thought of you yesterday and we will think of you tomorrow. We think of you in silence and make no outward show. For what is meant to lose you only those who love you know. Remembering you is easy, we do it every day. It’s the heartache of losing you that will never go away. Love you always, your wife Gwen and family.

Thank you

Thank you to friends and family for kindness shown to me and also phone calls and cards following my recent operation. From Hazel Smith.

Apology

The Plains Producer would like to apologies to Mallala Bowling Club for the error in their thank you advertisment. We would like to wish all summer bowlers a great season.

LEGACY IS kEEpInG thEIr promISE to mY dAd CHARLOTTE

Birth

PRATT (nee Simpson). Shaun & Karen are proud to announce the safe arrival of another daughter Molly Tana on September 3, weighing 9 pound 8 ounces at the Gawler Health Service. A sister to Bella, Tulley & Chloe. A very special thank you to all the midwives, and doctors at G.H.S, Flinders Medical and Lyell McEwin.

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

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SPORT v District

Jess tackles women’s footy

Tegan again named a Scorpion

JESS Walker-Smith is heading to the Gold Coast to represent SA in the inaugural Australian Football League National Youth Girls Championships.

BALAKLAVA’S Tegan McPharlin has been selected as a Scorpion within the South Australian Cricket Association, for the fourth year in a row.

REPORT: By Sally Crowther For young Balaklava woman, Tegan McPharlin, life is sweet – as she recently found out she has been selected as a Scorpion for the fourth season running, within the South Australian Cricket Association. Tegan, 23, is thrilled to learn of her selection into the main squad this coming season. “It’s great to be selected, let alone to be placed in the main squad again,” Tegan said. While pre-season training has already started, the season officially kicks off at the end of October. The wicket-keeper made her debut to the

Scorpions in 2007 and played nine games last season. Unfortunately, last season ended early for the Scorpions as they missed out on finals, but Tegan was still proud of their efforts. “It was a good effort for South Australia,” she said. While Tegan is positive the Scorpions will do well this year, she did admit the team will miss a very valuable player, who retired last season. “Karen Rolton is like the Ricky Ponting of women’s cricket,” Tegan said. Tegan is keeping busy with her love of sports, having been training in pre-season for a month-and-a-half while also playing Hockey for Balaklava, and basketball in summer.

The scene is that of any Friday night football game. The supporters are cheering loudly, umpires whistles are blowing, players are pushing and shoving, calling for the ball, and the atmosphere is electric. The difference with this game is the long, blond ponytail and shouts of “Go Jess!” It’s the Northern Eastern Metro Junior Women’s Football League grand final, and 16-year-old Lewiston resident Jessica WalkerSmith is playing for Salisbury West’s U16 team against rival Golden Grove. It’s a game Jess has been playing for only two seasons, but her efforts have seen her selected to represent the state in the inaugural Australian Football League National Youth Girls Championships, heading to the Gold Coast on Monday to compete against women footballers from around the country. In Year 11 at Gawler High School, Jess competes as

Watchman players reunite

REPORT: By Bec O’Brien part of the South Australian Women’s Football League (SAWFL) and loves the competitiveness of the game. “My friends from primary school played and I knew the coach so I thought I’d give it a go,” Jess said. “I was only going to play for one season but then I liked it so much I thought I’d see how far I could go with it. “I think it’s a great sport. “It’s fun, competitive and aggressive, other girls should give it a go.” Playing in the ruck for Salisbury West, Jess has been chosen as a centre player in the State U18 team. “It’s very tiring being at ruck because you have to be everywhere the ball is,” she said. “It’s a lot of fun though, tackling people is the best part and it keeps me fit.” While similar to men’s football in most ways, the

women’s league does have some restrictions, including 12 to a team, 12-minute quarters and using only threequarters of the oval. Jess’ dad, Tony Hudson, is a regular on the sidelines, attending every one of Jess’ games and taking her to training each week, and he couldn’t be more proud. “It’s a great game to watch,” Tony said. “It’s getting more popular and accepted and it’s a really good team game, they all work together so well.” This was Jess’ last season with the U16s at Salisbury West as she is now too old, but she has a great memory to savour – winning the grand final of the season by 31 points and kicking the first goal of the match! The AFL National Youth Girls Championships is currently being held at Southport on the Gold Coast, beginning Monday and ending on Saturday. Good luck Jess!

REPORT: By Les Pearson ABOUT 15 former footballers returned to Balaklava on August 20 to celebrate the 50year reunion of the Watchman Football Club’s premiership in the North Western Association. The function was held in the Royal Hotel, with about 30 people attending. In the premiership photo, of the 24 players wearing the red and white guernseys. 21 were still living. This rather unique team had three sets of three brothers, five sets of two brothers and two cousins by the same name in it. Past players travelled from Perth, Goolwa, Murray Bridge, Port Lincoln, Black Point and Adelaide to attend. • PICTURED, back, from left: Richard Barr, Don Tiller, Adrian Smith, Geoff Arbon, Don Veitch, David Lamond, Malcolm Lamond, Alan Arbon, Front: Bill Dickson, Graeden Dickson, Brian Reinke, Keith Cottle, John Spillane, Max Arbon and David Bigg.

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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 / 229 / 2011 APPLICANT’S NAME: Paul Baker N at u r e O f T h e D evelopment : Va r i a t i o n t o d e v e l o p m e n t authorisation 312/296/2010 Rep o s i t i o n i n g o f poultry farm SUBJECT LAND: Section 604 Turner Road, Mallala, Hundred of Grace, CT: 5237/251 ZONE: General Farming 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 October 7, 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.

The District Council of Mallala will be holding a drum MUSTER collection at: Mallala Landfill Depot, Limerock Road on Thursday October 13, 9am – 4pm Containers must be: • Triple or pressure rinsed • Clean – no chemical residue • Inspected by a drum MUSTER inspector • Metal containers must be punctured • Lids must be removed. Only containers displaying the drum MUSTER logo can be accepted as these are the only containers on which the levy has been paid. Appointments to deliver these containers can be made at the District Council of Mallala by phoning 8527 0200. Further information can be obtained by contacting Lewis Richter on 0428 400 111

Date: September 21, 2011 THIS IS THE FIRST AND ONLY PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

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Applications close 14/10/2011

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

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SENIOR COACHES & PLAYERS FOR THE 2012 SEASON Incentives available for suitable coaching applicants.

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Sacha Dench, champion freediver, has got behind Coastcare to help preserve this great southern land for future generations. In this series of columns, Sacha offers a range of tips to help people to be more Coastcare aware and to assist our Coastcarers through simple, everyday actions. There are around 4.5 million recreational anglers in Australia. It is estimated that one in ever y five go fishing more than 20 times a year.

SITUATION VACANT Trade Assistant

Return undersized or unwanted fish to the water as soon as possible and always handle fish with wet hands to avoid damaging the scales.

Rural manufacturing and merchandise based business located 25mins from Balaklava and 20mins from Two Wells

Casual/Fulltime

Required for sheetmetal work using hand and power tools in our silo section. Suit fit and agile person who is able to work in a team. Overtime available.

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NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO SLEEP ROUGH.

Coastcare is ordinary Australians caring for our coast. Over 60,000 people are volunteering their time to protect and repair our beaches, harbours, bays and estuaries.

Be aware of regulations that apply to size, species and locations. Fishing is prohibited in some areas, while cer tain fish are protected. Take only what you need.

Immediate start available Ph: 08 8527 0005 e-mail: lyn@sharmans.com.au

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: Ralph Semrau Planning Officer

for coming harvest HC licence required. Mallala area

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Written applications to: The Secretary Box 17 Paskeville, SA 5552 or email to: paskevillefc@sanflcfl.com.au

Take all your rubbish with you, par ticularly hooks, sinkers and discarded fishing line. Never throw it overboard or off rock platforms. If you fish for spor t, consider getting involved in a spor tfish tagging program, which will provide valuable information in fish movements, growth and breeding patterns. Repor t any sightings of stranded, injured or entangled animals to the relevant authority. Make a point of determining who this is and program the number into your telephone. Coastcare is a unique par tnership between Government, community and business. Over 4000 Coastcare groups are working tirelessly and selflessly to revegetate foreshores, construct eco-friendly accesses and remove harmful debris. If you’d like to get involved, call 1800 151 105 or visit www.coastcare.com.au

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• Flat to slightly undulating farming land, red sandy loams soils. • Advanced farming practices direct drill and minimum till systems. • Suit cropping inc. mixed cereals and legumes plus livestock • Sound fencing mostly cyclone & pine posts • Good road access plus mains water • Generally regarded as 350-400mm ave. rainfall

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Reliable and well located mixed farming land Available as a whole or 2 lots EOI closing Friday October 28, 2011

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

Balaklava $195,000 Balaklava $149,500 17 Whitwarta 17 Kelly Street Rd

Location & Great Investment

well presented home on a •Very Very affordable home 1012m2 block. •huge Pre-fabricated 3 bedroom • Good Threesize bedroom • 2 Garden Sheds lounge room block with fruit trees and a • 1062 Largem2 office • Modern kitchen lawn and garden area. • established Double garage

• 3 Bedrooms • Established gardens • Large Lounge • Semi Automatic • Close to schools watering system • Semi Modern Kitchen • • Workshop

Balaklava Red $179,000 Unit 6 - 1 Charles Street

Unit with heaps of extra’s and prime location • 2 bedroom home • Large lounge • Great little workshop adjoining the with power eating area

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• 3 Bedrooms • 2 garden sheds • 1012m2 block • Property leased to a • Semi modern reliable tenant kitchen • Affordable • Built- in in bedrooms investment

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THE BANDWAGON Rick Shaw’s APFL team of the year, page 22

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Green and gold shines

n PECKERS A and reserves grades ran amok last weekend, celebrating their football premierships after the Adelaide Plains Football League grand final. They are pictured here in Wayne Heaslip’s canola crop during celebrations on Monday.

Balaklava names its heroes for 2011

BALAKLAVA footballers immersed themselves in a sea of green and gold last week, getting amongst Wayne Heaslip’s canola crop near Owen, to pose for a photo, which has become a club tradition in decades gone by. The premiership players also posed for a photo on top of the spray painted hay bales arranged by Gilmac to wish the teams well on their way to Virginia on grand final day. As of tomorrow afternoon, a majority of the senior playing group will continue the celebrations, jumping on a plane and flying out to Melbourne for the weekend.

The successful season was brought to a close on Friday night at the club’s senior presentation dinner, which wrapped up in the early hours of Saturday morning. With football and netball clubs around the district holding their respective end of season presentation functions, the Plains Producer encourages all teams to send their junior and senior trophy winners and any photos from the evening to editor@plainsproducer.com.au n Turn to page 23 for football and netball Best and Fairest winners

Other clubs’ Best and Fairest players to appear in coming weeks

n PECKERS players stopped during their bus tour last Monday to have a photo taken on the painted hay bales in Gilmac’s paddock.

See our HAY FEATURE - page 13

Cats’ shock GRAND FINAL loss

More luck in netball n Peter Argent reports, p24-25

When your mate turns into someone who speeds, it’s up to you to tell them. Prevent Matemorphosis.

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Plains Producer, Wednesday September 21, 2011

Plains Producer  

Newspaper covering the Adelaide Plains and Lower North of South Australia, including the towns Balaklava, Port Wakefield, Clare, Mallala, Tw...

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