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Eddie and his ‘angels’ n FERTILISER king, Eddie McArdle, has reason to smile. His team of beautiful “Agfert Angels” certainly attracted plenty of attention to the Agfert display at the recent Paskeville Field Days, where farmers, families and friends gathered to await the

promised rain – which duly fell and raised hopes of a harvest which until last week was looking grim. • Pictured with Eddie are (from left) are Casey Dwight, Katie Williams and Pearl Chapman.

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Storm fury Trees, crops torn apart near Blyth THIS was the scene which greeted farmers after a “mini cyclone” tore a three kilometre strip of destruction through crops and wiped out big trees along Rundles Road North, near Blyth. The strong winds stripped large branches from the trees, completely uprooted others, and tore a large chunk of fencing from the ground last

Wednesday afternoon. Properties of Morris and Matthew Weich and Barry Jenkins were affected. But the good news for farmers was the rain – and plenty of it, which is likely to rescue what could have been a grim season for croppers. n More pictures, report – Page 3

Kipling resigns ‘Very frustrating’ says retiring Western Ward councillor

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WAKEFIELD Regional Council is now one councillor short, after Western Ward councillor, John Kipling, resigned at last week’s meeting. Mr Kipling told council he had sold his business three years earlier than expected and was planning to

Les Pearson reports: travel both overseas and interstate regularly in his retirement. “With that in mind, I would like to tender my resignation, effective

immediately,” Mr Kipling said at the meeting. The resignation now leaves council and its Western Ward one person short. Mayor Maitland acknowledged the resignation and thanked Cr Kipling for his service on council.

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“ JOHN Kipling with his restored Plymouth – find out more on page 11.

Why Kipling quit ” •From Page 1 Acting chief executive officer, Geoff Sheridan, said a supplementary election would be held to fill the vacancy. Council soon will call for nominations. “If more than one nomination is received by the closing date, we will go to an election,” Mr Sheridan explained. “If only one person has nominated at the close of nominations, that person will be elected to the position. Only ratepayers in the Western Ward would participate in the election. Mr Sheridan encouraged anyone interested in getting on board to submit their nomination during the nomination period. “Anybody that is community-minded, wants to support their community and help develop its strategic plans to take

I was doing it because I thought I clould make a difference but I realised in 10 months I can’t, because you get voted down all the time

that community forward should nomi- wall and getting nowhere’,” he said. nate,” he said. “Well, he’s dead now but if he was Mr Kipling said he initially wanted to alive, I would go up and shake his hand serve his four-year tenure as a councillor. and say ‘Dad, as usual, you were right’.” “I intended to see out my term,” he said. His resignation came despite enduring “I really felt I could go on to council months of ongoing angst. and make a difference. “I wasn’t doing it for the money, I “Over the 10 months I’ve been on would have done it for nothing,” Mr council, I’ve realised there are people Kipling said. on council who have different thoughts “I was doing it because I thought I on how things should be run and happen, could make a difference but I realised in than how I believe things should be run. 10 months I can’t, because you get voted “It was very frustrating.” down all the time. Mr Kipling explained how he was orig“I see how frustrated Darryl gets with inally advised against getting involved. things. I’m 60 years old and I don’t need “My father (“Possum”) was on council it any more.” here for 11 years and he said to me, after n READ MORE ON THE KIPLING that term, ‘John, if you ever go on council, DECISION IN THE Port Wakefield you will be banging your head against a feature, Pages 10 &11

THE cost of continually repairing faults in the Port Wakefield Community Wastewater Management Scheme (CWMS) was again raised at last week’s Wakefield Regional Council meeting. Councillor Owen Chapman brought up the subject on Wednesday night, referring to invoices (not made public) worth thousands of dollars for ongoing repairs. “It seems to be a pretty expensive amount to me to be checking faults,” Cr Chapman said. Cr Kipling joined the discussion: “This is a brand new system. Isn’t it under some sort of warranty?” he asked. WRC environmental services manager, Neil Twigg, said the maintenance contract covers general maintenance from day to day. “Should there be a fault or a failure, there is an additional cost for a callout in relation to that,” Mr Twigg said.

WRC acting chief executive officer, Geoff Sheridan, revealed the item would be discussed in detail at next month’s meeting. “An explanation of the major part of that expense will come up as a confidential item at the next meeting,” Mayor James Maitland confirmed. Cr Chapman still was concerned about the cost to ratepayers. “I think the whole council needs to be concerned about this,” he told the assembly of councillors and officers. “As Cr Kipling said, it’s a brand new scheme and we’re copping all this cost for callouts. “Why are these faults occurring?” Mr Sheridan encouraged Cr Chapman to follow up on the issue for next month’s meeting. “If you want a report into the maintenance costs of the CWMS, make a notice of motion at the next meeting,” he said.

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NEWS v District

Rain boost, but frost hits SOLID rainfall around the region will add muchneeded weight and boost grain quality for farmers’ wheat and barley crops after a dry September began to take its toll. While growers were thrilled with the falls, the recent discovery of devastating frost damage to pea and other legume crops in the region has dampened moods. Balaklava farmer, Paul Daniel, was one of the unlucky ones to make the horrifying discovery recently. “We got frosted about a fortnight ago along with a lot of others around the plains by the sounds,” he said. After talking with local agronomists, Mr Daniel said reports filtering around the region indicate the frost has affected crops from as far north as Brinkworth, and as far south as Mallala. “I don’t think we really know what damage has been done. We may have to wait a week or so yet,” he said. The damage affected peas were just starting to set seed. The plant has a deceptive healthy appearance from the outside.

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Regional rainfall to 9am Tuesday (mm) Penwortham 46.4 Watervale 45.8 Kapunda 43.2 Stockport 41.2 Riverton 40.2 Auburn 37.2 Tarlee 35.4 Saddleworth 33.2 Hamley Bridge 32.6 Roseworthy 32.4 Saddleworth 31.4 Clare AWS 31.0 Hoyleton 29.8 Mallala 29.0 Pt Wakefield 22.0 Owen 21.2 Brinkworth 19.4 Two Wells 19.0 Blyth 18.8 Balaklava 17.2 Snowtown AWS 16.0 Marrabel 15.6

PICTURE: Lisa Redpath GREY skies can make you smile – Paul McLean and Heidi Zerk in their wheat crop with Jack and Mitchell. “I sprayed them with insecticide about a week after they had been frosted and didn’t really realise how much damage was there,” Mr Daniel said. After a hail storm last week, he went to examine the damage. “I checked these peas out and couldn’t believe it,” Mr Daniel said. “They’ve really been

knocked for six by the frost.” Inside the pod were small, shrivelled up black seeds. Mr Daniel has 70 hectares of peas in this year and estimated 80 per cent of the crop would be frosted. “A few other early birds must have noticed it,” he said.

“It’s just going to help grain fill on our wheat and barley.” He was unsure if the frost had an effect on wheat or barley at this stage. “We’ll know in the next week or so,” Mr Daniel said. He said about 10mm fell on Tuesday night, on top of 25mm from

On the flip side, the region’s wheat and barley crops received a nice boost, most centres registering more than 20mm of rainfall in the past seven days. “It’s been really good for our cereals” Mr Daniel said. “It would have been nice if it came a couple of weeks earlier but I’m still very happy to receive it.

the days before, totalling 35mm of rain out of the last five days or so. The timing of the rain was pivotal for a number of growers around Balaklava. “They were just starting to see some signs of moisture stress and it just came at the right time for them,” Mr Daniel said. He believed it was

important to keep things in perspective and be appreciative of having at least an average season. “The thing to remember is last year was an exception, not the rule, so it’s looking more like average,” Mr Daniel said. “If you start thinking you’re going to get that (2010) every year, you’re going to be in trouble.”

‘Tornado’ flattens trees, crops – and fence IF you happen to live in the Blyth area and come across about 100 meters of fence line that should not be there, there is a good chance it has come from the properties of either Morris and Matthew Weich or Barry Jenkins. What was described by locals as a “mini cyclone” tore a three kilometre strip of destruction through a few crops and down Rundles Road North near Blyth last Wednesday afternoon, stripping large branches off trees, completely uprooting others, and tearing a large chunk of fencing from the ground. Bureau of Meteorology severe weather expert, Hank de Wit, confirmed it was likely a small tornado. “We get a few of these every year,” he explained. “It is almost certainly a tornado, which can have a damage width from 10 metres upwards, and a length of a few kilometres. “Just think of a very strong whirly-whirly or waterspout and you’ve got the picture, except it’s

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formed near the updraught of a thunderstorm.” The tornado started in the bean crop of Brian Lamond, before crossing the Blyth-Halbury road into the Weich property, following the watercourse through the crop and to Rundles Road North. The tornado then travelled along the road for about 500 metres, before heading back into a pea crop and dissipating soon after. It was a minor miracle the tornado steered clear of any houses. “It would have lifted field bins straight off the ground,” Brian said. The baffling missing fence also has Brian mystified. “I can’t work that fence out,” Brian said. “It was all put up at the same time, long before me. It’s just disappeared. Wanted: one fence.” Wakefield Regional Council closed the road on Friday morning, in preparation for the large cleanup job.

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Looking forward to the community meeting on October 30 are (from left) Russell and Lynette Marker and sons Darcy and Connor,Mark and Chris Feckner and Glenys and Thomas Laintoll, with local MP, Tony Piccolo.

Focus on Wasleys future Wasleys residents support a moderate growth in the town’s population as a means of ensuring basic services can be delivered and essential institutions maintained, according to a survey undertaken by local State MP for Light, Tony Piccolo. The survey was undertaken to gauge the Wasleys community vision for the town. Most residents indicated the rural lifestyle and small community were the major assets of the town while acknowledging some moderate growth would help keep services in the area. Many residents said the availability of affordable housing was a key reason while they moved to Wasleys.

Mr Piccolo said the survey is a prelude to a community meeting to be held on Sunday, October 30, at 2pm in the Institute Hall. “The focus of the meeting will be what the various agencies and community can do together to help provide local residents with better services and opportunities.” Mr Piccolo said his office had invited a range of representatives to attend the meeting as he wanted to take a ‘holistic’ approach to the issues facing the town. “I am hopeful the meeting will generate ideas that with strengthen the community,” Mr Piccolo said. The survey results indicated residents generally were optimistic about the

CEO report clarified WAKEFIELD Regional Council chief executive officer, Phil Barry, has issued a public apology to Western Ward councillor, John Kipling, after Cr Kipling lodged an alleged defamation claim against the senior council officer in May. Mr Barry, currently on sick leave, provided a written statement, which was read to council and the public gallery by Mayor, James Maitland, at last week’s council meeting. Cr Kipling’s complaint was based

on a report in the January meeting agenda, which alleged Cr Kipling was a councillor at the time of enquiring about the potential purchase of a piece of land in Port Wakefield. “At no relevant time was Cr Kipling a member of the council,” Mr Maitland read from Mr Barry’s statement. “As the author of the report, the chief executive officer, apologises for any embarrassment that may have been caused to Cr Kipling, by any lack of clarity.”

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future but they acknowledged the need to be more active to ensure they have a sustainable community in the longer term. “There is a strong willingness for residents to work together to retain that strong sense of community while still promoting some sensible growth.” Mr Piccolo said residents were very keen to get some basic services, like a general store, back in the town. He acknowledged new Post Office licensees were working very hard to increase the range of services offered through their post office and shop. “Improving internet services is certainly a priority for local residents, Mr Piccolo said.

BALAKLAVA A 31-year-old Owen woman was reported by Balaklava police after they attended an address in Owen last Thursday and located six hydroponically grown cannabis plants in a grow room of the premises. The plants and equipment were seized. The woman was reported for cultivating cannabis and possession of equipment and will be summoned to appear in court at a later date. •ANOTHER break-in was reported last week in Balaklava, with Balaklava Dental Surgery the latest victim on Wednesday night. Balaklava police described the break-in as slightly different to previous break-ins reported in the town over the past few weeks. Offenders allegedly stole a number of dental records during the siege. WATERVALE CLARE police reported a 22-year-old Watervale woman last week for driving while disqualified after she was detected driving on Main North road at Clare. Her car was impounded for 28 days and she will be summoned to appear in court at a later date. ARMAGH ON Wednesday, September 28, a 60-year-old man from Hindmarsh Island was spoken to by Clare police after being stopped while driving a motor vehicle on Blyth road, Armagh. As a result of a breath analysis test the man was reported for returning a reading of 0.057. SNOWTOWN AT about 10pm on Thursday, September 22, a vehicle drove through the gate and some fences at the Snowtown Golf Club. The vehicle then drove around on the course before being seen to drive off. The vehicle was described by a witness as being a blue ute, possibly a Holden Rodeo, with a shiny bull bar and stickers on the rear window.

Facelift for Wells building The heritage listed Two Wells Institute has undergone its first major upgrade since the 1980s, with repairs to cracked walls and bricks, along with painting inside and out, giving it a new lease of life. Home to the Two Wells Public Library since 2007, the building was closed for four weeks from early September and was due to re-open today. During this time the library ran modified services from the old Two Wells council chambers, with great support from the community. Library services co-ordinator, Kimberley Hargrave, says the restoration has been wonderful and the works have really improved the building. “It’s really enhanced the community space and conserved the nature of this lovely building,” Kimberley said. Being a heritage-listed building the works, aside from painting, were conducted by Heritage Stone Restoration in line with national guidelines. “The one improvement the public will definitely notice is the whole repainting of the entire area,” Kimberley said. External works included new fittings and repairs to damaged bricks, restoration and replacement of damaged render, and salt damp conservation. Inside the building cracks have been repaired, and the ceil-

Heritage Stone Restoration stone masons Brad Mumford (front) and Peter Spearman work on restoring the Two Wells Public Library building. ing and walls painted to create a light, bright area for the community to enjoy. While smaller projects and improvements have been made to the building in the past, like new air-conditioning and carpet, this is the first time the building itself has undergone a facelift, Kimberley said. District Council of Mallala

allocated $78,000 to the project as part of its Regional Local Community Infrastructure Program and the State Government’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources Heritage Department contributed $10,000. n WATCH for the Two Wells and districts Echo, out next Wednesday.

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IT’S said local councillors will at times “march to the beat of a different drum”. With our tongue firmly in our cheek, District Council of Mallala mayor, Marcus Strudwicke, might like to try the style of leadership at council to that which he employed with some youngsters recently. Mr Strudwicke, a supporter of all things historical, is pictured recently showing youngsters of

Nuriootpa primary school how students entered class in years gone by. The students from years three and four were treated to a day of new and modern learning, venturing out of the classrooms to Mallala Museum to discover what they could about the history of the town. Although each year level had a different focus, some of the things they covered included what would

have been in the case of an early settler to Australia, a look at World Wars One and Two, and the general social and domestic lives of the every day person of the past. The day was a part of learning for the recently-released Australiawide curriculum, which is currently being developed progressively by the Federal government. “We are working with the Department of Education and

Children Services to find new ways to make learning interesting and fun for younger students,” Marcus Strudwicke said. “The museum visit was a huge success.” Mr. Strudwicke hopes the school will be able to share their experiences with other schools who will then in turn, share their own, creating a whole new list of ideas of modern learning for students in schools.

Owen is ‘ploughing ahead’ Owen After me saying last week that not much has been happening around Owen, the locals have proved me wrong. The very young looking Brian Parker has been running from one end of the town to the other. He’s been putting the finishing touches to the Stump-jump plough, last owned by Owenite David Wilson, which now sits proudly at the entrance to the town on the Balaklava side. Then Brian was seen at the other end of town in his trusty ute clearing the way for a bobcat to do its work in extending the paths at the wetlands. The path will be rubbled soon! Well done and thankyou to all the locals for their work in the Owen community. Hamley Bridge

Shed some light

The Community Association is holding a meeting at 1pm on October 23 at the old CFS shed to discuss possible future uses for the shed. Everyone is welcome to attend to share their ideas. A sausage sizzle will be available for lunch. Balaklava

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Ladies can roll up for a 10am start, and bowls will be provided. Wear whatever clothing you like, but you must wear flat soled shoes. Bowls is not just for the “older” brigade these days, as local girl, 16 year old Renee McPharlin will attest. If you’ve got the legs, you can wear shorts, or even skorts! A light lunch will be provided after your session. So if you’d like to have a go, phone Gay Chapman 8862 1890. Riverton

Riverton rock ‘n’ ride

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Christmas is around the corner so why not get along to the Avon Community Christmas Display on November 26 and 27, and December 3 and 4, from 11am to 3pm. There’ll be something for everyone ranging from tree displays, decorations, arts and crafts, a trading table and much more! And it’s only $2 per person. Pinery

Market day soon

Don’t forget the markets on Sunday, October 16 from 9am to 2pm. Stall hire is $5. Contact Kaye on 8527 7074 to book a spot.

Congratulations!

Long-time residents Adrian and Patsy Nourse recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Patsy was hoping for breakfast in bed but that didn’t happen. May you have another 25! District News

Search for Garnaut

Has anyone heard of Mary Ann Garnaut? Mary Ann’s granddaughter Christine Diotti, is writing a family history book and is searching for information on Mary Ann. Christine believes her grandmother performed at the opening of the Windsor Institute in 1884. If you have any information, please contact Christine on 8564 8201. District School News •Mallala Primary is having a five cent race in Term 4. Each student is encouraged to bring in their five cent pieces to go into a class container. At the end of Week 8, the coins will be counted and the class with the most will be provided with food for a class party. Yum ... I’m going back to school! •Riverton Primary’s Year 2/3 class enjoyed a day of Vietnamese cooking. The children experienced the delicious tastes of the Vietnamese food and thoroughly enjoyed it. The children thank parents and helpers.

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WE HEARD! n A local postie is having trouble with his skin pigmentation. It started recently while trying to keep a stiff upper lip, when one of his staff members was discussing their very rigid dinner arrangements. The postie, who normally sees things in black and white, for the first time, saw shades of grey! At this grisly discovery, he then turned from red to green to deathly white. I wish him well and hope he and his staff make an undertaking to enjoy their sandwiches in the future!

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Port Wakefield’s signs almost there SIGNS of progress are showing for stage one of the Port Wakefield Signage Strategy. Western Ward councillor, Darryl Pain, quizzed council on the project’s status at last week’s meeting. Stage one of the project involves town entrance, vehicular direction and way finding signage. Wakefield Regional Council infrastructure services manager, David Hassett, acknowledged the slow progress. “This process was tendered out twice but no tenders where received, so the project was then undertaken and project managed in-house,” he explained.

“The approval process is time consuming as planning approval (including structural designs and footings, which are required to be engineered) together with Department of Transport approvals, as most of the items are adjacent or on DTEI managed roads. “Unfortunately, as no tenders where received, the project has had to be split into building structures, frame fabrication, sign design and printing. “All of this is done, except signage printing, which is a work in progress.” Splitting the project into different sections caused further time delays.

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“The designs of the signs from concept to fruition is a timely process and the consultants have had to work together to extract the design (concept) to solid form,” Mr Hassett explained. “This includes professional photography, which was required to select and print onto the sign board. “Given this is one project amongst many projects we do and others that also come along, like the skate park and other requests, it is sometimes difficult to hurry projects ... as there is also a stage two of this project, which is about to also become conceptual.”

Balaklava entrances INFRASTRUCTURE services manager, David Hassett, also provided an update on Balaklava’s town entrance sign project, ongoing since 2009. “Balaklava Urban Design Master Plan stage one (entrance signs) has been workshopped by representatives and it was proposed to again workshop the outcomes of the concept but I will be discussing this with the Central Ward councillors (David Lamond, Maurice Tiller and Owen Chapman) so I can put it to council then public consultation.”

Council’s road trip WAKEFIELD Regional Council’s rounds will be closely checked by the region’s councillors during a road forum this month. Central Ward councillor, Owen Chapman, has been keen to have a road forum since being elected to council 10 months ago. David Hassett said the forum will be held on Tuesday, October 18 from 1 to 5pm with the Strategic Management Plan Review to follow through to 8.30pm. “The content of the Roads Forum is yet to be set but I am discussing this with the relevant speakers to align this with council’s strategic documents such as asset management plans, policies, condition rating systems and road specifications,” Mr Hassett said.

SA tourism award hopes THE Clare Valley’s Brice Hill Country Lodge and the Regional Council of Goyder will compete with more than 150 businesses to be named as one of South Australia’s highest quality tourism experiences. Both are nominated in the 2011 South Australian Tourism Awards. Winners in each category will go on to represent South Australia at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Cairns in March next year.

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High hopes of the Barr family ‘Hopes were High’ is a fascinating insight into the history of the pioneering local Barr family, headed by Robert Barr senior, who l.ived from 1832 to 1927. The book was written by Robert Barr senior’s great, great, grand daughters, Kath Lea, Elaine Schumann and Gwen Smith. It was launched at a gathering of more than 100 descendants of Robert Barr and Isabella Wilson (18351907) who gathered at Balaklava Uniting Church Hall to celebrate the release of the book on Sunday, September 18. After a brief welcome from two of the authors, the keynote speaker, Bob Barr (great grandson) from Karoonda, was introduced by the Master of Ceremonies – Don Veitch, a great, great grandson. Bob spoke about the early days of the Robert Barrs in Australia and also recalled memories of his parents, Sydney Thomas and Ellie May Barr. He then officially launched the book “Hopes were High.” A dedication service also was held prior to the launch at Balaklava cemetery where a plaque was placed to the memory of Robert’s grandson, Sydney, and Ellie Barr on the grave of their older son, Sydney Thomas Barr. The service was conducted by Don Veitch, with a bible reading by Don’s son, Robert Veitch. The launch began on a high note with a beautiful rendition of the national anthem, sung by great, great, great, great grand daughter, Madison Veitch.

Bob Barr launched the book. Other Barr descendants also reminisced on the remaining four children of Robert Barr junior. Wendy Mann from Western Australia detailed the life of Robert William, who married Eva Alice Young and Vera Fauser, from Tumby Bay, spoke on Nellie Matilda, who married Albert Heinrich Pfitzner. Jay Clothier, Mannum and Athalie Read, Canberra detailed Phebe Francis, who married Horace Trowbridge, and Brian Humphrys, from Port Victoria, spoke on Clarissa Eleanor, who married Joseph Humphrys. Several other guests, Allan Parker, Gil Wildman and Eric Welford also made verbal contributions. Copies of ‘Hopes were High’ are available for $52, from Don and Valerie Veitch, 8862 1482.

Bus contract inquiry is closer

THE instigator behind establishing a Parliamentary Select Committee investigation into the school bus contract debacle is confident he has the numbers to get the committee approved. Liberal MLC, David Ridgway, told the Plains Producer he was keen to have a close look at the State government’s decision to award rural bus contracts to Victorian bus giant, Australian Transit Enterprises, effectively putting a huge number of country operators out of business. “I’m pretty certain I’ve got the numbers, so we can get it established, start taking evidence and have a really good look at what’s going on,” he said. The committee was discussed at Parliament yesterday, with the vote to come on Wednesday, October 19. Mr Ridgway said he would be chairing the committee, made up of some government representatives, as well as Independents, including Family First MLC, Rob Brokenshire. “It will be quite a diverse group,” he said. Mr Brokenshire has been flying the flag for affected country bus operators.

“We’ve been leading the charge on this with the Bus and Coach Association, so we welcome the motion for a select committee investigation into this,” he said. “I’ll be voting in favour of it and I’m reasonably confident it will get up.” Mr Brokenshire was also part of the select committee investigation into the grain handling industry earlier this year. He said while there is no certainty the investigation will have any impact, it pays to exhaust all avenues. “You can never guarantee with a committee it will change anything but what you can say is there will be proper scrutiny over the concerns the community has,” Mr Brokenshire said. “If we happen to expose the fact there is real issues there, with respect to how the contracts and tenders were managed, then you do put a lot of pressure on the government to then come in and address those issues. “If there’s damning evidence there, it can change things dramatically. “All we can do at this stage is hope to get the committee approved and then bring

in all the players, analyse it all in detail and make recommendations from there as to what happens in the future. • Closely watching the happenings over the coming month will be Riverton-based Lower North Coaches owner, Leon Schwarz. Mr Schwarz has watched other regional school bus contractors submit their tenders and collectively fail in recent months. “We just received the tender documents (last) week, so we’ve really got until the end of October to tender,” he said. “We’re hoping our tender will be successful, so over this period of time, I will be working it all out and putting in our best shot.” Mr Schwarz said he has seen strong support from the Liberals and Independents at recent meetings and backed their push for a Select Committee investigation. “If they can continue to push the government, you never know what might happen,” he said. “They are very supportive but we will have to wait and see what happens in Parliament if they can put sufficient pressure on the government (so it) starts reacting.”

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Councillor cleared of ‘misconduct’ Les Pearson reports: CENTRAL Ward councillor, David Lamond, was cleared of any misconduct after a complaint was lodged against him by Port Wakefield resident, Richard Pain in June. Mr Pain felt Cr Lamond had breached the Code of Conduct for Council Members after Cr Lamond launched a frustrated tirade regarding a constant stream of mail from Mr Pain in recent months, at the June 22 meeting. “I refuse to answer any more questions unless they are directed to council first and then cc’d to me,” Cr Lamond said at the meeting. Mr Pain lodged the complaint the next day.

The investigation by the Local Government Governance Panel ruled in favour of the councillor. “We cannot find Cr Lamond breached his responsibilities in any way when he made comment about Mr Pain’s correspondence,” the Cr Lamond. report said. Speaking after the report, marked confidential, was published in the September council meeting agenda, Mr Pain said he was satisfied with the investigation but annoyed it was made public.

“I am happy with the way the matter was investigated,” he said. “I am disappointed, after being told I would not see the report by the Governance Panel investigator, that it was published in the agenda. “I had not seen it prior to Mr Pain. that.” Mr Pain believed because the matter had been discussed in confidence at council level, councillors should have first passed a resolution to make it public. Cr Lamond, while satisfied with the report’s

ruling, was also frustrated at the costly nature of the exercise, totalling $2530. “I’m happy with the way it turned out,” he said. “I’m absolutely disgusted how much it cost the ratepayers. That’s the part that hurts the most. My concern is it was such a waste of ratepayers’ money, you could have built a small footpath for that or spent it elsewhere in the community.” The report recommended Mr Pain address his correspondence with council to the chief executive officer, and address copies to the respective council members it concerns if he wished to do so.

What the LGA report said: THE report into a complaint against Central Ward councillor, David Lamond, lodged by Port Wakefield resident, Richard Pain, revealed the actual complaint did not identify which part of the WRC Code of Conduct for Council Members had been breached. Regardless, the Local Government Governance Panel still investigated the matter. The Local Government Association’s Sue Vardon was the investigating member who compiled the report. In Mr Pain’s complaint, he claimed Cr Lamond said during open forum at the June council meeting he was “sick of receiving mail from him” and he would not answer any more of Mr Pain’s questions. Cr Lamond had explained Mr Pain’s questioning had risen to epic proportions, commanding many hours of council staff time to answer the issues he posed. He used public question time statistics to back his argument. Cr Lamond claimed Mr Pain had asked two questions during public question time in 2007. Mr Pain asked no questions during public question time in 2008 and 2009. In the 2010 calendar year, Cr Lamond quoted Mr Pain as asking 87 questions, including 41 in one evening. At that point in time this year, Mr Pain had reportedly lodged 112 questions with council. The report also noted Mr Pain chose to address many of his questions to Cr Lamond by letter and added some personal views of the councillor. Cr Lamond reportedly believed the comments were provocative, particularly in relation to Cr Lamond’s supposed lack of support for a skate park

GRAND occasion (from left) Joanne Young, Taylor Young, Catherine Trussell, Bryn Trussell, Sarah Kenny.

A grand, grand occasion!

Here’s a story you won’t hear often. Former Dublin resident, Catherine Trussel, was blessed with a grandson and a great grandson, not only on the same day, but born in the exact same hospital. On Tuesday September 20, Catherine’s son, Michael and wife Sarah, welcomed a baby boy, Bryn Banjo Trussel, born at 7.35am at the Gawler hospital. Later in the day Catherine’s grand daughter, Joanne Young and husband Brenton Young, also from Dublin, welcomed a son, Taylor Paul Young at 10.51am. “It was an amazing coincidence and a very exciting day,” Catherine said. Catherine, who has six grandchildren and six great grandchildren, lived

Sally Crowther reports: in the Dublin area for many years, until moving to Elizabeth 10 years ago. “I feel privileged to be a grandmother, let alone a great grandmother in the same day,” Catherine said. Catherine’s daughter and Joanne’s mother, Ginette Jenkin, who runs Calomba Transport with her husband Robert, is not only going to have one newborn grandchild, but two. “My other daughter Angela, was due Thursday September 29,” Ginette said. Sarah Trussel, who runs the Dublin General Store with her husband, found out Joanne had her baby straight after she had given birth to her own son.

“It was incredible. You wouldn’t think something like that would happen,” Sarah said. Sarah and Joanne, who are best friends, are preparing for future events. “I’m sure there might be a few joint birthday parties, especially the 21st,” Sarah said. Joanne, who gained a second cousin the same day as being blessed with a son, knew something was going on when she saw Joanne being wheeled into the hospital while she was waiting. “After I had given birth I asked the midwife if there had been any other baby’s born, and found out it was Sarah’s,” Joanne said. One thing is certain – It will be busy in the Trussel households over the next few months .. and years!

in Balaklava. Cr Lamond later publicly clarified his stance in support of the facility at the June meeting. The report went on to note Cr Lamond referred all of Mr Pain’s correspondence to the chief executive officer for action and acknowledged much of it. However, Mr Pain felt his letters were not being acknowledged all the time, and sent it via registered mail. This irritated Cr Lamond, as he believed the sending of letters by registered mail was unnecessary, given his regular acknowledgment of both letters and emails. The LGA relied on the Plains Producer’s report of June 29, when the paper reported Cr Lamond speaking at the June 22 meeting. At the meeting, Cr Lamond informed Mr Pain he should address his letters to council first, and forward on such items to councillors after, if he wished to do so. “Cr Lamond has reason to believe he was receiving a lot of correspondence from one person, who was able to use questions in public question time as well, to ask the same or similar questions,” the LGA report said. “There is no indication there was any attempt to stop constructive communication between council and the community. “As a member of the community, Mr Pain had plenty of access to council. “The amount of correspondence and questions in public question time confirm this. “He may not have been satisfied with the replies but much council time was spent giving the best answers available.”

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NEWS v District KATE ObsT, a Year 10 student of St Mary’s College in Adelaide, recently spent a week of “work experience” at the Plains Producer. Kate was given an assignment to investigate the rising occurrence of “sexting” between young people. Here is her view:

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Pressing button has huge consequences ‘SEXTING’ is defined as the act of sending provocative or sexual photos, messages or videos using mobile phones. Police around the country are concerned about rapidly rising occurrences of sexting among young people, especially teenagers. The biggest issue surrounding sexting is the lack of knowledge behind the possibility of future consequences, which could quite easily come back to haunt individuals in their adulthood. These consequences cause permanent damage to the lives of people and could result in crushing career aspirations and social reputations. Most teenagers are unaware sexting is a crime under state pornography laws, and to even possess explicit photos of anyone under 16 is against the law. If found guilty, penalties include up to 10 years imprisonment and potentially being listed on the sex offender registry. “Once these images are out there, you have no control as to who will access them or when.” Detective Senior Sergeant Barry Blundell from SAPOL’s Electronic Crime Section said. Sexting usually occurs when teenagers are involved in a relationship, and feel as though they can trust the other. However, once the relationship fails, or in some cases even when it doesn’t, it only takes the press of a button in a moment of fury to ruin the future of the person in the image. Sexting isn’t an easy problem to tackle, since modern technology is such a common and easy tool among the teenage population, and often parents have a hard time understanding what their children are up to over the internet. Obviously, parents and the law enforcement are incredibly worried about this reality, but the perspective of teenagers seems to be much more relaxed. Many have the knowledge behaviour such as this is occurring in every day

life, and even if they are not personally involved, they don’t feel inclined to report it. “If I hear or see something being done, I would probably just shrug it off, because if I’m not involved, it really isn’t my business,” explained one teen, who preferred to remain anonymous. “And if I was involved, I might not go to the police because it would be embarrassing.” This seemed to be a re-occuring statement among a small number of teenagers questioned, and it is one of the big problems police are worried about. Detective Blundell said: “We are certainly seeing more occurrences of sexting. However, we know teenage victims are often reluctant to report this crime.” He said more instances were being discovered by accident when police, in the process of trying to identify the owner of a lost item, have found images on mobile phones. It is certainly a very complex web of problems all ravelled into one, almost impossible to police and solve appropriately. At the moment, it looks like awareness among teenagers needs to rise, and they need to understand the possible consequences behind sexting and being dangerous on the internet. Web sites such as cybersmart.gov.au and kidshealth.org/safety, aim to provide tips for both teenagers and parents for staying safe online. The Federal government has organised a number of internet safety programs in schools which also aim to do the same, and are becoming more popular in schools around the country. Hopefully, actions such as these will raise awareness of the dangers of the internet society, helping young people to understand they are not invincible, and one small action could change the rest of their lives.

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hat an experience! Thankyou for the invitation to view the Balaklava Community Arts latest Production. Certainly a most colourful and enjoyable Bible story – told through song and set in a more recent time. The catchy music, the costuming, and dance brought together the story of jealousy, power, forgiveness and reconciliation, all performed by a cast of young people – well done. Some musicals can be vague in story, but although some of the song words eluded me, the story was made clear and easy to follow by a very good presentation. How impressive were the Students in uniform as they marched into the Religious Instruction lesson, the respective actors also doubling as choir members. But alas, as is bound to happen, such bad behaviour, until the Teacher arrives to restore order into the class. Congratulations to Tenayah Renshaw on her stage appearance and singing ability and her convincing portrayal of the Teacher as she guided her ‘class’ through the story with excellent Narration. There is always a misfit in any family. One who is so busy dreaming and too spoiled to do any work, according to the 11 brothers anyway. A dream role for a dreamy young man, extremely well played by Braydon FoaleJacka – well cast! Timothy Heslops’s portrayal of Jacob – a “crushed” Father, when informed his favourite son has been taken by a “scary” animal – the resident B.C.A. cat – takes to the “bottle” in sadness and grief. Tim’s “study” for the

role was just enough as less is always better when playing a drunk. Well done. And then there was Pharaoh! Wow a powerful performance from Aliza Hedaux. I’ve never seen a king throw herself into the … “Boogie” type role and portray such a command of the audience’s respect and delight. Well deserved applause!

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Jared Pratt convincingly played the demanding Egyptian millionaire Potiphar. In a jealous rage he jumped to a conclusion way too soon…..or was it that his wife Mrs Potiphar (Jess Lawson) had a reputation? Who knows, but she was certainly able to reel in the audience – nicely done. No production can exist without very good support, and this is where the minor rolls played by Samuel Michael (Butler), Tom Lane (Baker), Alex Herreen and Imogen Coles (fan waving Servants) are so important. Choir members: Chloe, Emma, Lucy, Hosea, Lori, Victoria, Lacee, Zae, Kate, Georgia, Sarah, Claudia, and Ethan were in excellent voice with the support of the more experienced Imogen – well done! The Chorus: Sarah, Jessica, Olivier, Timothy, Tyson, Tom, Jared, Samuel, Teisha, and Alex were also valuable cast members. Some of whom, with very good

expression, doubled up as Army, Bikies or Prisoners. Versatility makes for very good actors. And the 11 Brothers! What a nasty lot! Each actor played the different emotions so well it was easy to follow their change of feelings. Congratulations to Ciara, Vanessa and Casey for each of your varied solo performances – well sung. Once again there was the delightful support of Syjourn, Sophie, Tess, Chelsea, Abby, Rebecca, Brooke and Meghan. Your harmony came through and the tango touch was excellent! Much can be said about performing. The understanding of stage-craft in expression, turning, contact with audience, timing, focus and the like, comes with experience and maturity. Even though half of the performers had not previously been on stage, many of these qualities were already evident in this cast of budding thespians. I also highly commend the Backstage Crew. Every production is a team effort! To the Director Jonathon Jenkins, Musical Director Heidi Zerk, and Production Manager Lenice Cox – your commitment is truly a labour of love. Congratulations! There is such a rewarding exhilaration in the challenge of theatre. I commend Balaklava Community Arts for vision, nurture and support and trust this ‘Joseph” experience will foster, encourage and maintain an interest in theatre for these young people. Balaklava and district should be justifiably proud of this excellent production.

Schools get $40,000 ‘Asia literate’ grant Roseworthy Primary School is part of a group of local schools set to receive funding to help increase the number of young Australians skilled in the languages and cultures of China, Indonesia, Japan and Korea. A cluster of four schools from the region will benefit from $40,000, also shared between Kapunda primary and high schools

and Freeling primary. More than $2.8 million will be shared by 190 schools under round three of the Federal government’s Becoming Asia Literate: Grants to Schools program. Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, said it was good news for schools. As part of the project, the cluster will focus on the development

of a clearly defined languages pathway from primary to secondary, years six to nine. The schools will develop a mutually supported curriculum which includes the use of new technologies, a variety of language learning strategies and methodologies which build intercultural understanding. Trinity college also received $30,000 funding.

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NEWS v District n BECOME AN ‘AMBO’ TO HELP ...

Activate your brain Retired and older people have a lot to offer as volunteer ambulance officers and are encouraged to apply, says SA Ambulance Service. “Their wealth of knowledge, maturity to deal with a broad range of people and a strong commitment to their community are among the great qualities older people bring,” said SA Ambulance Service regional team leader Leon Cutting. “Retirees often have a bit more time to give and want to continue making a valuable contribution to society.” Ian Pay, of Koolunga, (pictured) certainly has found this to be the case. A retired police officer, he’s relishing the chance to keep learning, growing and helping his community. “I have learnt even at 64 years of age you can still activate the brain and study,” he said. “I have gained medical knowledge I would not have otherwise attained.” And he agreed that mature people brought a lot to the role. “I think that more senior people bring a wealth of experience in life and a stabilising influence to the team, as well as commitment to the values of the service.” While many volunteer ambulance officers go ‘on-call’ from home by wearing a pager and only responding if needed, Mr Pay does

his ambulance shifts at the station. This is because he lives 38 km away from Snowtown ambulance station and would not be able to respond quickly otherwise. Mr Pay joined a year ago, inspired by a volunteer ambulance officer he knew of who responded to a patient with chest pain when the ambulance was some time away.

“I realised that the more voluntary ambulance officers we had the better the coverage in the rural areas. It was also a way of assisting in the community,” he said. A family member also needed an ambulance in the past, and this deeply reinforced the need for a local ambulance service to help save lives.

“By being a member of SA Ambulance Service you provide a life-saving service to your friends and relatives as well as people you may not know. Without that service, you may not know them long.” He finds it very worthwhile on a personal level too and encouraged others to apply. “There is nothing to be afraid

of by being an ambo. The training provided is done at a level that everyone can absorb the knowledge, and the ongoing support of your team members is total!” People interested in finding out about volunteering for SA Ambulance Service at Snowtown, Clare or Riverton can call 1800 655 306 for more information.

Roy sets off on his ‘Postie bike’ IF Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council chief executive officer, Roy Blight, needed to brush up on his knowledge of dirt roads in country regions, he will be an expert in coming weeks. Mr Blight has volunteered to join the throng of riders taking part in the Apex Outback Postie Bike Ride from next Thursday, October 13 to 16. The event will take 100 keen riders, including Mr Blight, across 1100 km in four days on their postie bikes. “I went along to the handover and they were

Roy Blight – and a Honda “postie bike”

talking about it and it sort of turned out I had a motorbike licence and they were keen to get someone else to go on it to represent the Clare area, so they were kind enough to invite me,” Mr Blight said. “It was one of those things that seemed like a good idea at the time.”

The trek will venture through the picturesque Flinders Ranges and outback South Australia, covering some of the toughest and most challenging off road terrain the state has to offer. “It will be one of those classical experiences, I hope,” Mr Blight added. Riders are required to

raise a minimum of $500 for the chosen charity to participate in the ride. Having learned to ride on a Honda CT90, Mr Blight has riding experience, albeit littered with some lowlights. “One of my earliest recollections is hitting an irrigation pipe and crashing into an electric fence,” he laughed. “I’m more likely to get cleaned up by a kangaroo or something like that.” Proceeds from the 2011 Apex Outback Postie Bike Ride will be donated to The Apex Copper Coast Family Retreat, established by

the Apex Clubs of Clare, Crystal Brook, Jamestown, Kadina, Kimba, Maitland Port Augusta and Whyalla, in support of Cancer Council SA. The physical, emotional, and financial burden of cancer can be over whelming, and extends throughout the whole family, whether it is a child or a parent or another with the diagnosis. The three-bedroom retreat at North Beach, Wallaroo, will provide free accommodation for a week to families. “It’s a terrific idea and a great cause,” Mr Blight said.

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Spectacular new spring home show THE Plains Producer has a limited supply of FREE tickets to give away to the inaugural Adelaide Home & Gardening Show. Double passes are available on a “first in-first served” basis at the Plains Producer office, 9 Howe street, Balaklava during business hours. Phone bookings ONLY from residents outside Balaklava, but tickets will have to be collected. The Home & Garden show, featuring a vast array of products and ideas for those who love their homes and surrounds, will be presented at the Adelaide Showground next week, from 14 to 16 October.

It has come about through a merger of the Adelaide Home Show and the popular October Gardening Show creating a vibrant new Spring home, garden and lifestyle event. “The home, garden and landscape industry sectors and consumers alike have been looking for such an event, and it is about to arrive,” said event organiser Kym Jones. “The event will feature more than 250 companies spanning the vast Jubilee and Goyder Pavilions

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along with outdoor display areas in a huge showcase of beauty and creativity for homes and gardens.” Among the celebrities presenting daily at the Adelaide Home & Gardening Show will be television and radio gardening advisor, Sophie Thompson, talking about latest trends, and Australia’s bestknown vet, Dr Harry Cooper. Dr Harry, the popular pet expert on TV’s Better Homes & Gardens, will provide fascinating information on how to create pet friendly back yards. As a bonus, Kym Jones Exhibitions also will present the Spring Craft and Gift Fair at the same time. Visitors to the Adelaide Home & Gardening Show will gain free entry to the Spring Craft and Gift Fair.

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SPECIAL FEATURE v PORT WAKEFIELD BELOW: Senior Constable, Scott Crowther ‘arrests’ Jacob Murray.

No traffic jams…

Rebecca Welsh, Zoey Wenzel, Sienna Butson and Angelique Lane cuddle up to Smokey the Bear at the CFS display.

‘Fun Day’ well supported …but drivers still speed entering Port Wakefield Port Wakefield experienced a busy weekend as many vehicles poured northbound through the town last Friday night for the start of the Labour day long weekend. Although most long weekends usually cause traffic jams in the town, local police officer, Senior Constable Scott Crowther, said the traffic issues weren’t a problem. “The traffic wasn’t as bad as previous long weekends, probably due to the school holidays and also the weather conditions,” Sen Const. Crowther said. But figures provided by the Department of Transport Energy and Infrastructure showed a massive jump in vehicle traffic. On Friday 9,304 vehicles travelled north, doubling the usual average week day figure. Nearly 5,000 moved south. Incredibly, Friday’s north bound figure was almost duplicated on Monday as 9,337 vehicles took the holiday makers home again. While the weather may have de-

terred some from travelling earlier, police were still disappointed with drivers exceeding the speed limit in poor weather conditions. On Monday afternoon and in better weather, vehicles slowly filed through Port Wakefield – but there were no hitches as traffic entered Highway One from Yorke Peninsula via “Crash Corner”. At times vehicles were delayed leaving service stations, but generally drivers were courteous. Volunteer traffic controllers at the intersection ensured a smooth flow prevented any traffic snarls and at 4pm when many were returning to Adelaide, there were no delays. Eddy Karalis, from Port Wakefield BP, said the weekend was not as busy in comparison to the Easter and Queen’s birthday holidays. “Our business was probably about the same as any other weekend,” Mr Karalis said. It appeared many families extended their holiday weekend on Yorke

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Peninsula and beyond to coincide with the school holidays, which started on Friday. While some business owners reported a “normal” weekend’s trading, others thrived. John Kipling, of Kipling’s Bakery, said his staff were extremely busy on the weekend. “It was unbelieveable. we were very busy,” Mr Kipling said. However the weekend trading was not the only thing to surprise Mr Kipling, as the vacant land behind the bakery turned into a helicopter landing pad. “I received a phone call on the Monday from a man who lives on the Gold Coast but was currently in Adelaide. The man explained to Mr Kipling he had previously travelled through the town and fallen in love with Kipling’s Bakery products. “He arrived from Adelaide in his private helicopter just to visit the store, then flew back, also returning on Tuesday to grab ‘morning tea,’”

The Port Wakefield community gathered last Friday as the local Primary School held a Community Fun Day. Students were able to meet and interact with community services including CFS, Ambulance, Army and Police. Principal Kim Hoskins, was thrilled with the outcome. “It was a fantastic day, despite the few showers many people came to support the day including parents, grandparents, community members and also people not even involved with the school,” Kim said. The community emergency ser-

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vices brought their equipment, vehicles and also souvenirs to share with the kids. “The highlight of the day was definitely the kids excitement, they all had a ball,” Kim said. The kids also had the chance to gain an understanding of what each of the services did within the community. Although the rain prevented kids from participating in a heritage walk, they spent the afternoon enjoying a BBQ lunch and a bingo session. “I’d like to thank everyone who volunteered their time and made this day possible,” Kim said.

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SPECIAL FEATURE v PORT WAKEFIELD

Kipling’s recipe for success John retires as Jackie, Tod keep on baking A NEW era has begun at the iconic Kipling’s Bakery, with the retirement of founder and proprietor, the professional pastry pundit of Port Wakefield, John Kipling. He recently sold the other half of the business to daughter, Jacqui Kipling and partner Tod, and now sets his sights on retirement. The bakery was the fifth and final business venture of John’s working life, starting each one from nothing and building them into a viable enterprise. Self-employed from 22, John, 60, looked back on the years gone by, each new project vastly different from the one before. Ranging from a wholesale distributor for Balfours and Tip Top, to a freight service, Kipling’s Overnight Parcel Express, and now the bakery, the experience working in a number of industries all helped. “I’ve never bought a business, I’ve started them all from nothing,” John said. “Each business has led me to the next business.” The freight service merged with Northern Parcel Express to form Northern Kope Parcel Express. “It’s now the biggest parcel carrier in South Australia,” John said. It was after a dispute with Balfours company executives when running the wholesale distribution business, the idea to build Kipling’s Bakery was born. “It was the best thing that ever happened to me because it made me start this bakery up,” he said. John recalled going into a bakery in Beachworth, Victoria about 20 years ago. “I remember people were six deep at the counter,” he said. “I said to (wife) Anne, ‘this is the sort of business I want’.” John then bought the land

REPORT & PHOTOS: By Les Pearson along the former Port Wakefield trainline and built an older-styled building in 1992. However, the bakery was not an instant hit. “It wasn’t until we started making our own stuff 11 years ago that the shop really took off and became successful,” John explained. “I’m not even a real baker. “A guy told me he would teach me to bake in three nights, I said ‘don’t be an idiot, I can’t even boil water’. “But he did, three nights and he taught me to be a baker. “We are now, according to the experts, the busiest bakery in South Australia. “I wish I had done it when I was 20 instead of 50. “People say I’ve been lucky but it’s not luck, I find the harder you work, the luckier you get. “You’ve got to be able to talk with people, deal with people and have a bit of a knack for business.” For all the fans of the bakery fearing a potential drop in qual-

the past six or seven years, operating the bakery from Monday to Friday, while John and Anne helped on weekends. They bought half the business about 12 months ago. “Now, I will be out of the business all together,” John said. “Nothing’s going to change really, it will be business as usual. “It’s just Anne and I won’t

JOHN’S daughter, Jacqui with husband Tod Gant.

ity of the Kipling’s product due to John’s retirement, be assured customers he is leaving the business in good hands. Jacqui and Tod have been involved in the business for

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be here all the time like we are now. “Every now and then my wife or I will help out when they need a hand but other than

that, we will be retired.” John also believes Jacqui will run the bakery well. He is looking forward to a well-earned break, planning to travel extensively overseas and interstate. “I wasn’t expecting to retire just yet but circumstances have changed and basically, I’ve had enough,” John said. “That’s why I’ve decided to sell my half to Jacqui and Tod and retire. “I’ve seen too many friends die, who were my age, and it’s time I started doing what I want to do.” The fun starts as soon as his passport returns, when he will head over to California to buy a new speedway car. It will reignite John’s passion in the sport, after previously being involved with it for 14 years before turning to rally racing with his son, Brett. “Speedway is probably my first love,” John laughed. “Speedway, in comparison to rally, is something I can do on my own and it’s much cheaper.” With rally car fuel retailing at about $5.50 a litre, burning at a litre per 1.5 kilometres,

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with one rally about 300km long, it’s just one aspect of how expensive the sport is. “There’s an old saying in racing “how fast do you want to go, how much money do you want to spend?” John said. “The two go hand in hand. “In 10 years of rallying I would have spent over $1 million.” Plans for the next few years are vague but straightforward. “I’m going to do some caravanning with my wife but I will also be taking this race car I’m buying to a lot of different meetings here and interstate,” John said.

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“Anne’s quite happy to let me do what I want to do, within reason. “I’m very lucky, I have a very smart wife.” He also has a passion for restoring vehicles, a 1958 Plymouth Coupe he has named ‘Christine’, based on the car from the Steven King novel, is also likely to get some road time in coming years. “James Packer once said ‘he who dies with the most toys, wins’,” John said. “I’ve got a lot of toys to keep me busy in my retirement and that’s what I intend to do – play with all my toys.”

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special feature v MOTORING

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ORD’s new FG Falcon MkII is packed with more technologies and features than ever previously offered by Ford in this market sector. Latest smart technologies including 8.0-inch colour touch screen, multimedia interface and USB connectivity An nhanced safety package with side curtain airbags is now standard on all Falcon sedans and side head/ thorax airbags now standard on all Falcon Ute models FG Falcon MkII with EcoBoost will introduce Australian large car buyers to the latest global engine technology from Ford in early 2012 The FG Falcon MkII was previewed in Melbourne in last month. The model also features new exterior design appointments and improved vehicle refinement, while also confirming the introduction timing of the first global application of EcoBoost engine technology in a rear-wheel drive vehicle. With volume production starting in the fourth quarter, FG Falcon MkII will showcase the best of Ford Australia’s design, engineering and technological expertise, from the new 8.0-inch colour touch screen to the integrated audio, phone and navigation functions, and the comprehensive occupant protection package. Ford’s patented EcoBoost en-

gine technology will continue the FG Falcon MkII story and deliver more smart innovations to the latest Falcon range when it arrives in early 2012. “The improvements we’re making to the award-winning Falcon range with the introduction of FG Falcon MkII will make a great Australian car even better,” Ford Australia president and CEO, Bob Graziano, said. “FG Falcon MkII builds on the n THE new look FG Falcon MarkII follows similar design trends as the Territory. LEFT: It boasts an 8 inch colour touch screen.

success of the FG Falcon program, as well as the recently released new Territory range, by offering customers more equipment and the latest technology innovations, while continuing to deliver outstanding performance, fuel efficiency, refinement and safety.” Class-leading accommodation,

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special feature v MOTORING

Drive for a fair tax deal

THE peak national motoring organisation, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), urged this week’s Federal Tax Forum to support a fairer deal for motorists, ensuring road transport tax revenues be dedicated to fund stronger investment in transport infrastructure. “Australian motorists already are heavily taxed. Total petrol and diesel fuel excise levied by the Federal government is estimated to be $13.48 billion in 201112,” said Andrew McKellar, AAA executive director. In addition, motorists face State government taxes including vehicle registration fees and motor vehicle stamp duty. “But when you look at how much of this revenue is then spent on roads and other land transport infrastructure, there is a significant shortfall. The reality is motorists are being short-changed,” said Mr McKellar. “We need to ensure there is a dedicated link between taxes motorists pay and the future approach to funding investment in land transport. “As a starting point we would urge the Federal government to ensure an increased proportion of the amount collected in fuel excise is channelled back into Federal spending on roads. “We should not overlook the significant return increased investment in transport infrastructure would have in terms of enhanced productivity and road safety outcomes.” Mr McKellar said the Henry Review found the existing structure of fuel tax, annual registration and other road-related taxes is designed primarily to raise revenue. “The AAA is open to looking at future options for road pricing and funding for land transport infrastructure. However, our clear position is existing taxes, such as fuel excise, must be abolished as part of the reform process. Motorists cannot be expected to carry a heavier tax burden than they already bear,” he said. “The AAA supports reform of other motoring related taxes, including the abolition of state stamp duties and the luxury car tax”, Mr McKellar said.

After WE SAW ANOTHER BUSY HOLIDAY WEEKEND on the highway: PORT Wakefield again experienced a massive amount of vehicles passing through the town.

Aim to reduce road toll with ‘Safe October’ focus Road Safety Minister, Tom Kenyon is urging all road users to remain vigilant in their personal driving behaviour during October as part of a month-long statewide focus aimed at reducing the number of fatalities and serious injuries. Coming off the long weekend, Mr Kenyon said 12 lives were lost in October last year, with 94 people seriously injured. “I’m asking all drivers, their passengers, motorcycle riders, cyclists and pedestrians to take extra care next month as part of ‘Safe October,” Mr Kenyon said. “Last year, we had 118 road

Warning as fines rise for unroadworthy vehicles

The State government is cracking down on motorists who repeatedly flout laws governing roadworthy vehicles. Transport Minister, Patrick Conlon, said it was the responsibility of the driver to ensure their vehicle is in a roadworthy condition, warning increased penalties would focus on those who ignored police and continued to drive defected vehicles. “The expiation fee for breaching a vehicle standard will also increase from $253 to $350,”Mr Conlon said. “A new expiation fee for a person who drives a vehicle or allows a vehicle to stand on a road contrary to the conditions of defect notice will allow offenders to pay an expiation fee instead of going to court.” Fees for minor vehicle inspections at

police stations will rise from $27 to $52. The refined measures mean the government would receive $5m less over four years than expected by the Sustainable Budget Commission. “By regularly inspecting vehicles and having defects repaired as they arise, the costs of repairs are lowered as a developing problem is usually found before it deteriorates,” Mr Conlon said. “The government takes road safety and un-roadworthy vehicles very seriously and is implementing a range of measures to crack down on those drivers flouting the law.” Police will continue to have discretion when determining whether to issue defect notices or expiation notices, which are issued for less than 5 percent of vehicle defects detected.

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fatalities across the State with a further 1059 people sustaining serious injuries, so as we head towards the end of the year, we want to bring those figures down by December 31 and keep them down. “The hidden cost of those figures is the personal suffering and grief of the families and friends of those who lose their lives as a result of road crashes. “Most of us think we’re good drivers, but we all make mistakes, sometimes only minor inattentive errors of judgement, momentary lapses in concentration, which can have disastrous consequences on the lives of those around us. “We need everybody to take

personal responsibility to stop the suffering in our community, especially as we head into another busy school holiday period,” Mr Kenyon said. “We’re focusing on the 31days of October to highlight the tragedy of what’s happening on our roads, but everyone needs to focus all year round. “It really shocks us all when we witness a really bad month on our roads like in January 2010 when 21 people died, but if we all play our part, it’s also just as possible to have much better months. “For instance, in September last year, we recorded only 3 fatalities – still three too many – but it shows if we put our

minds to it, we can all make a difference. We’ve seen some encouraging reductions in deaths and serious injuries on our roads over the past decade, but now it’s time for us to set new and ambitious targets. “Our new Road Safety Strategy – Towards Zero Together – aims to reduce our annual road toll by at least 30 per cent to less than 80 fatalities and 800 serious injuries by 2020. “The main aim of the strategy, which I’ll be releasing shortly, is to create a road system that is more forgiving of human error, a system where road users are also better informed to make safe decisions.”

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NEWS v Paskeville Field Days

n CATCHING up in the Agfert tent were, from left: employee Rebekka Baldwin, Luke Marshman of Owen, Ruben Solly of Craddock, Trevor Helps of Freeling and Pete Humphrys of Owen.

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NEWS v Paskeville Field Days n MEGAN Jaeschke was busy promoting Agfert, helped by Nicola and Lily Tiller.

PHOTO: ABBIE TILLER

a Field Day! Paskeville comes alive with plenty of treats for farmers Pictures by Lisa Redpath

n TOM and Cecily Gameau test out a Polaris four wheeler motorbike.

Sally Crowther reports: Paskeville was flooded with farmers and the like last week as the Yorke Peninsula Field Days attracted more than 50,000 people on September 27 to 29. The 30 hectare display site area was stocked full of the latest farm machinery and equipment, technology and information and services. Demonstrations and displays were also popular with cropping trials, working sheep dogs, wool and sheep and tools and accessories. Despite the occasional gust of wind and cool weather, the welcome rainfall after things were looking grim for cropping, would have had farmers adding to their ‘wish list’.

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SPORT v District

A Grade winners: Mark Papas, Mark Bevan, Peter Thompson, Brian Tennant, Jarrad Steele and Wayne Nagle.

ABOVE: President’s trophy winner Austin Henstridge, B Grade champ Dave Rodgers, and Captain’s Trophy winner Dean Trickett.

LOUISE Michael presents Josie Thompson with the Plains Producer Lady Golfer of the Year trophy.

Balaklava’s golf champs B Grade winners: Jimmy Giorganis, Peter Wheare, Mark Williams, Ben Michael, Bruce Dolman, Martin Videon and Jake Bowden.

C Grade prize winners: Mike Hahesy, Austin Henstridge, Jordan Taylor, Digby Addison, Tyson Eime and Teli Pecoj.

Balaklava Golf Club held their AGM and 2011 Winter Season presentation night on September 27. Austin Henstridge cleaned up winning the President’s trophy, C Grade Winter Shield and C Grade Club Championship. Bill Parkin cleaned up in the A Grade winning the Winter Shield and Club Championship. Vice captain Dave Rodgers won the B Grade Club Championship and Vice President

Ian Michael won the Moody Cup. Golfer of the Year went to Geoff Leo, and the Junior Trophy went to Dillon Michael. Dean Trickett was presented the Captain’s Trophy and also won the pairs event, named the Finlayson Trophy, with Bill Berry. The AGM included the nomination of two Life Memberships which were accepted by the meeting. Former Balaklava resident Barry Hoepner “was honoured and

humbled by his nomination”. The late Terry Howard was nominated posthumously. Both of these men made huge contributions to the club and their tireless efforts are still being appreciated today. The Life Memberships will be officially presented to Barry, and Terry’s wife Colleen, when the golf club’s history book is launched. And a reminder that the Golf Club Auction night is on October 29. Contact Genni Edwards or Janice Smith for info.

Cathy Redpath won the Hunts Points Trophy and Dixon Cup.

Genni Edwards and Maurine Kemp won the Sportswomens Foursomes and Shylie Rhymill trophy.

n MARTINA Chua loses her hat as she embarks on the high jump.

Good sports at Two Wells Two Wells Primary School held its annual Sports Day on September 23, with team yellow, Korunye, taking out overall shield honours. Team green, Reeves, was awarded the Attitude Shield for best sportsperson-ship.

n YEAR three students, Jasmine Borlace (supporting the Red Team) and Tayla Simons (supporting the Green Team).

n RIGHT: Team Green, winners of the Attitude Shield, back from left: vice captains Troy Brittain and Tameka Simons, front: captains Noah Barnett and Monica Baker. n BELOW: Bonny Sheridan and Chelsea Girdler support Team Wells.

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SPORT feature v Basketball

BRADEY Krieg enters into a layup during an under 16 boys Redlegs v Bulldogs clash earlier this year. Joshua Appleby attempts to intercept the layup, his team mates there for backup.

BRIANNA Wedding, Owen about to pass over her Balaklava opponent during a women’s game in February.

Owen Basketball Club still seeking junior players Owen Basketball Club is looking for junior players for the upcoming season. While numbers in all the junior teams are low, the girls’ teams are particularly struggling for players. Club secretary, Tania Heaslip, said the club has some enthusiastic young junior coaches this season, although it is still seeking a coach for the under 14 girls team. Sophie Parker will mentor the under 12 team, Jared Pratt is in charge of the under 14 boys side, Samantha Florence heads the under 16 girls and Adam Pratt will

guide both the two under 16 and under 18 boys teams. “Despite our low numbers, Owen is ready for a great basketball season,” Tania said. The club will be entering a team in each of the Women’s Division One and Two competitions, and in the Men’s Division Two competition. The Owen Basketball Club committee for the coming season was also announced, with Andrew Parker installed as president, Tania as mentioned earlier, is secretary and Jacki Wedding is the club’s treasurer.

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Dunkin’ good fun! Friday night excitement returns next week IF you’re looking for a fun summer sport that is fast-paced and a great team game, basketball could be what you’re after. On Friday nights throughout late spring and summer, the lights at the Ralli Park courts once again light up and are abuzz with action. With the Adelaide Plains Basketball season starting again on Friday October 14, clubs are waiting to hear from eager players. Nominations will need to be submitted to the association by the end of September, so clubs are urging players to register soon.

The season will break for Christmas from December 14 to February 4. John Shepard from Bulldogs Basketball Club is the new Adelaide Plains Basketball Association (APBA) president this season. Annette Wilson continues as secretary with Jenny McArdle as treasurer. Ray Bennet is the umpires coordinator and Leigh McArdle recorder. If you don’t see yourself as much of a player, the association is also keen to hear from anyone interested in umpiring matches. Intending players or umpires should contact:

Balaklava: Aynara Lawless, 0438 645 360 Bulldogs: John Shepard, 0458 527 464 Owen: Tania Heaslip, 0427 979 013 Long Plains: Leigh McArdle, 0407 798 137 Hamley Bridge: Richard Gregory, 0428 286 331 Once again, the Adelaide Plains Basketball Association will be running the Aussie Hoops Program for the younger players – anyone interested can contact Annette Wilson on 88 622 126 to register.

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SPORT v District

Coach Schell, Mackenzie depart

Longest serving patron, Vida Oliver, who rolled the jack, with Singles Champion of Wooroora and Region 8, Bev Roney. Bev rolled the first bowl for season 2011-12.

REPORT: By Peter Argent

With 13 SANFL premierships between them, two of the most high profile recruits in the North Eastern competition for 2011, Daniel Schell and Jason ‘Buckets’Mackenzie have made decisions about their future. After a season, playing alongside his brother Adam with his foundation club Brinkworth-Spalding-Redhill Tigers, Mackenzie has confirmed he’ll don a Kapunda jumper in 2012. “Buckets” won a Mail Medal with the Bombers (in the neighbouring Barossa, Light and Gawler competition) for his performances in 2001 and All-Australian country honours in ’02 before moving down to the Ponderosa. The winner of the 2008 Jack Oatey Medal for best on ground, in the grand final win over Glenelg Mackenzie played in six senior flags at Central District. He lives in Kapunda with his wife, Tabatha, who is a local netball star. In a shock move, seven-time Central District premiership star, former AFL footballer with Fremantle and Adelaide, and 2011 BBH Rams playing flag winning coach, Schell has decided to hand over the reins as the senior coach of the club, after just one year in the role. “Football has been my top priority for the last 15 years and now it’s time to put my family and career first,” Schell said. “I may have another look at a coaching role in a few years time, but for now it is time to take a step back. “I have a young family with four

Bowls sides for saturday

Sides for October 8, 2011. OWEN: Division 1. Owen v Mallala played at Owen. G Marshman, P Freebairn, N Harkness, B Parker (sk). K Warnes, G Harkness, B Roper, G Simpson (sk). I Freebairn, D Greer, G Bubner, T Harkness (sk). Division 2: Owen v Pt Wakefield played at Owen. D Northcott, G Ince, A Tiller, R Hill (sk). J Robinson, D Hartwell, W Heaslip, L Hean (sk). D Brown, A Wandel, M Miles, R Uppill (sk). BALAKLAVA: Division 1. Balaklava Gold v Hamley Bridge played at Balaklava. B Moffat, K McPharlin, R McPharlin, T Clifford (sk). K Cottle, B Philp, A Chivell, P Thompson (sk). E Cunningham, B Olsen, J Olsen, B Taylor (sk). Division 2. Balaklava Green v Riverton played at Riverton,cars skippers. M Roberts, J Roberts, O Chapman, D Lamond (sk). J McPharlin, S Guy, J Milton, C Cowan (sk). L Guy, N Olsen, J Bastian, M Olsen (sk). Balaklava Blue v Mallala played at Mallala, cars skippers. D Anderson, H Philp, K Catford, P McPharlin (sk). L Braddock, C Wood, C Welke, R Barr (sk). P Hillman, P Ramm, R McDonald, K Harkness (sk). Balaklava Red v Hamley White played at Balaklava. R May, C Guy, L Zerk, C Milton (sk). L Day, R Greenshields, C Stewart, T Jones (sk). H Hebisch, A Barr, D Beare, G Hefferman (sk). Bar: P Thompson, J Olsen.

Golf Balaklava men

Fifteen non-Victorian footy supporters converged on the greensward last Saturday for our single-grade Stroke round and the single-most successful starter was that evergreen John Curnow, who with a score of 91/71 dumped mighty Merv Hameister into second place on a count back. Peter Thompson (81/73) completed the winners’ circle. Those who played in vain were Scott Michael (92/77), Greg Sonntag (100/77), Mike Hahesy (107/78), Peter Freebairn (91/79), Ben Michael (96/79), Austin Henstridge (105/81), Chris Hahesy (113/82),

children and need to focus on my work life as well. “I’ll certainly help out around the place, but it won’t be in a senior role.” Schell’s performance as a coach in his first year at the Rams, especially during the finals series, was exceptional, with many of the structures, defensive intensity and ability to zone space being reminiscent of Central District at their hard tackling and gruelling best. The man who made the number 27 red, white and blue jumper famous will still play in 2012 with the Rams, and is hoping to get more time on the park than he did during his initial season in the North Eastern Football League.

JASON Mackenzie will play for Kapunda in 2012. Schell played just eight games for the Rams, including the two finals triumphs, while Mackenzie played 14 matches and was selected at first ruck in the 2011 NEFL team of the year.

DANIEL Schell will step down as BBH Rams coach next year. Wayne Nagle (95/82), Bill Goudie (98/82), Digby Addison (103/84) and Moya Hayes (112/88). No birdies were recorded, not surprising after last week’s starling slaughter, but good ol’ NTPs were in evidence as usual and as follows: Peter Freebairn (3rd), Peter Thompson (8th), Merv Hameister (10th), Scott Michael (15th) and young Willum Goudie at the 17th. Early on the following day over 50 gentlemen turned out, rubbing their eyes as they adjusted to daylight saving, for our Open Championship 27-hole Stroke event. The weather was excellent, as was the course presentation but the day belonged to Jarrad Steele, whose score of 110 saw him claim the A-Grade Open Champion Winner’s prize. Runner-up was Mark Bevan with 118. The 27-hole Handicap Winner was Brian Tennant (net 109.5) with Peter Thompson (net 111) Runner-up. Mark Papas (net 72) claimed the 18 hole Handicap gong from Runner-up Wayne Nagle on a count back. In the B Grade, it was B for Ben Michael (138) who claimed Open Champion status from Runner-up Bruce Dolman (141). Mark Williams (net 119) was the 27-hole Handicap Winner, ahead of Runner-up Martin Videon solely on a count back, while Jimmie Gioranis (net 79) claimed the 18-hole Handicap crown leaving Jake Bowden (net 82) to claim Runner-up glory. Digby Addison (145) was crowned C Grade Open Champion, dumping Austin Henstridge to Runner-up ignominy on a count back.Tyson Eime (net 114.5) was our 27 hole Handicap winner with Mike Hahesy (net 112.5) was Runner-up, while the 18 hole Handicap winner was Teli (net 75) leaving Jordan Taylor (net 77) as Runner-up. Mike Hahesy also proved to be the Veterans 27-hole Champion and Tyson Eime pocketed the Juniors’ 27-hole Champion’s goodies. Nearest The Pins were claimed by Jarrad Steele (A Grade) at the 15th., Peter Wheare (B Grade) at the 10th. and Tyson Eime (C Grade) at the 3rd. In the same order of Grades, that man Jarrad Steele further claimed the Longest Drive (18th), Jake Bowden on the 12th. and Tyson Eime on the 4th. This Saturday we’ll converge for a Par comp. under the watchful yet kindly eye of il Presidente Bill Lokan, while Ian Michael will fascinate all with his legerdemain at the 19th.

Plains Producer, Thursday October 6, 2011

AUCTION NIGHT: Please slot Saturday October 29 into your crowded diaries so you don’t miss our huge Auction Night.

BALAKLAVA mid week

A group of three players took to the fairways on Wednesday September 28, with Bill Goudie winning the day with 49, Brian Stewart 45, MervHameister 42. Birdies: Bill Goudie hole 2 and MervHameister hole 6.

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Doug Cooper played another game with the “handbrake” off scoring a massive 44 pts to win Saturdays Stableford competition which was also the final round of the Captains Trophy. Runner-up was Leigh Durdin with 39 on a count back from Bradley Zerna, Steve Howe & Errol Branson 39. Scores A GRADE Leigh Durdin, Bradley Zerna, 39 Wim Van Pelt, Len Usher 38 Dave Russell, Shirley Noble 37 Barry Schwartz, Roger Hahn 33 John Bell 31 Bert Pearce 30. B GRADE Steve Howe, Errol Branson 39 Brodie Schaefer, Anton Noack 36 Ron Smith 35 Bob Hinderwell, Lance Hatcher, Keith Kluske 33 Bob Ahola 31 Rex Mortimer 30 C GRADE Doug Cooper 44 Bob Charman 36 Brian Cooper,Helen Bell 33 Ian Rohde 32 Noel Stringer, Max Grasby 30. Birdies Leigh Durdin 1st,2nd,13th & 14th Steve Howe 4th & 9th Bradley Zerna 2nd & 3rd Barry Schwartz 4th Roger Hahn 12thAnton Noack 14th Bob Hinderwell 12th Bob Ahola 9th Errol Branson 2nd & 13th. Nearest to pins Bradley Zerna 9th Anton Noack 14th Barry Schwartz 4th. With two rounds of 35 & 39 (74pts) Bradley Zerna managed to win the Captains Trophy from Ian Rohde 41 & 32 (73 pts) 20 members travelled to Loxton for the “Annual Tour’ A 2 day Stableford event. The winner of the “Brown Jacket” was Bradley Zerna & runner-up was Anton Noack while the teams event was won by the “Butchers”. Thursday’s Stableford competition numbers were again restricted by weather forecasts (wind & frequent showers) only 14 players turned up to play when in fact we had a moderate wind and only one shower. Winner of the Stableford event was Roger Hahn with 40 points from Dennis Hawke 39, Dave Russell 36 and Bob ahola 35.

Women’s open day Wooroora Womens Bowling Association recently held their open day at Owen Bowling Club. President, Gloria Wandel, welcomed Region 8 Councillors Jill Ackland, Barbara Smith and new councillor, Joy Milton, patrons Vida Oliver, Zita Perry and Helen Gregory and all bowling members. Speeches were made in the clubrooms due to the very windy weather. Eight ends were played in the wind with great difficulty. All members then returned to the clubrooms for a lovely afternoon tea, supplied by the Owen lady bowlers. Thank you ladies! Jill Ackland presented plaques to all winners from the previous year, and wished everyone good bowling for the

2011-12 season. Gloria Wandel presented small gifts to the visitors, and the patrons received not only their gift but also lovely posies of lavender made by Maxine – daughter of past patron, Lyn Marshman. Next year, the WWBA will lose the Two Wells Club, as they have been allotted to play metro. They will be missed, and we do wish the Two Wells ladies all the best, but we still have them for this season! Thanks go to the men who helped fill our teams to keep our pennants viable. Pennants start on October 6, so good bowling ladies, and gentlemen – see you on the greens. Gwenda Cheek, WWBA secretary

Sharalyn is Balaklava’s best SHARALYN Pike was Balaklava Netball Club’s A6 Best & Fairest player for 2011. Birdies Rex Mortimer 4th, John Bell 13th, Nearest to the Pin: Rex Mortimer 4th.

TWO WELLS

Results from Saturday’s Stableford, sponsored by Bendigo Bank, Two Wells. It was an early start because of the AFL Grand Final. Eighteen players stepped out onto a course soaked by a week of great rain and looking pretty good considering last week was very crunchy underfoot. Hoggy had the fairways looking magnificent, but the course was very tricky due to the heavy winds and lots of mud. Mark Hansford shrugged off last week’s ordinary effort when playing with his Dad, blitzing the course with 42 points, and was the only player to play to their par or better. Old fella Smiffy came in 2nd with 37, beating Robert Hogg on a countback. B Grade saw Hans Linford win with 31 - and he was nearly too embarassed with that score to take the balls, but he did. Ian Clark, back from holidays, was 2nd with 27 from Andrew Bakers 19 which was also enough to take out NAGA as well. Ian Telfer’s 32 won him C Grade from Danny Smith on 26. Julie Holland won the Ladies from Elaine Grigg on a countback, both getting 26. Next week sees a return to normal start time for a Stableford on Saturday, with Sponsors Day/Presentation of Club Awards on Sunday October 9. Two Wells scores can be seen at: http:// www.twowellsgolfclub.com.au/ Results Men - A Grade: 42 M Hansford, 37 I Smith, R Hogg, 34 R Grigg, J Ball, 32 J Bowden, 30 M Davies, 28 Y Frencken, P Shields, 27 C Hogg. B Grade: 31 H Linford, 27 I Clark, 19 A Baker.

C Grade: 32 I Telfer, 26 D Smith. Ladies: 26 J Holland, E Grigg Long Drives: A - Charlie Hogg, B - A Baker, C - D Smith. Ladies: E Grigg. NTP’s: 1 - M Hansford, 2 -, 6 -, 11 - H Linford, 12 -, 15 - M Hansford. Pro’s Approach: I Smith. NAGA: A Baker. Meat Trays: B Prior, I Smith. Next week: Stableford on Saturday, Presentation Day on Sunday. – Russell Grigg, TWGC Handicapper

Shooting Mallala

Results from Monday October 3. 100 target dbl barrel: AA; C Bentley 202/204. 2nd; M Collumb 201/204. 3rd; L Piscioneri 111/114. A; G Hopgood 96/100. 2nd; R Fleming 95/100. 3rd; B August 94/100. B; B Cook 97/100. 2nd; B Duncan 100/106. 3rd; L Ciaramelano 99/106. C; V Petraccaro 93/100. 2nd; V Tierney 84/100. 3rd J Wheatley 81/100. High gun o/all ‘AA’: C Bentley 212/214. Next shoot Sunday October 23. Bowls

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PEOPLE OF THE PLAINS

Roger a teaching finalist

Big day for choir Balaklava Primary School’s choir had a wonderful day at the Festival Theatre’s Festival of Music Concert recently. The students joined with 440 other students and performed to 3000 people. A great experience! Pictured (from left) rear: Lori Allen, Shylie Cullen, Kelsey Wedding, Karsia Jagiello, Mary Hosking. Third row: Melody Bennett, Sophie Wehr, Sarah Heaslip, Zoe Bell, Samuel Michael. Second row: Mrs Bronny Cottle, Jess Lovegrove, Olivia McColl, Tyson Lamond, Mikaela Tiller, Tom Lane. Front: Anja Peterson, Jessica Heaslip, Amy Lang.

Carly’s crew bowls in! PLAY came to a grinding halt during the lawn bowls tournament being held at Balaklava on the weekend, when a group of clucky local ladies, at Carly Gregor’s (front, with veil) hen’s party, invaded the green. Competitors were not overly thrilled with the delay, although things were held up slightly longer for David Lamond to snap this quick shot of the group, as players wait to continue in the background.

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cause they play such an important role in encouraging and helping students to reach their education potential,” NEiTAchairperson, Terry O’Connell said. “Communities nominated these teachers because they have guided and inspired their students in learning, provided support and encouragement to parents and colleagues, and have forged community connections and exchange.”

Stockport town sale

THE plucky community of Stockport is continuing its extremely active year with a Trash and Treasure Market and Town Garage Sale coming up next Sunday, October 16, from 9am to 2pm. There will be an action-packed family event held on the town oval, with sausage sizzle, community table, craft materials, toys, car parts, and lots more. Or, local residents can run their own garage sale, selling their trash for others to treasure. Stalls at the market cost from $5 to $10, while Town Garage Sale participants will pay $2 for inclusion on the town map to direct customers to their door. Enquiries to Brian Koch 85 282 229, Dennis Burman 85 282 638 and Di Charman 85 282 098. • BALAKLAVA, yet another town to join the “all of town” garage sale trend, (many other local towns have held similar events) will collectively offer its bargains on Saturday, October 22. Details in the classified advertising pages.

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Australia’s leading hay exporter

BALAKLAVA High School teacher, Roger Kennett, has made the list of 568 finalists in the National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA), in the Inspirational Teaching category. The finalists were chosen from 1401 Australian nominations. Wi t h t h e t h e m e ‘Teachers Count’, the NEiTA Inspirational Teaching Awards called for nominations from Australian communities for inspirational teachers and leaders. “Teachers count be-

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Balaklava

Contact Shayn 8862 1222

AGRIBUSINESS company, Elders Limited, announced the sale of its equity shareholding in Elders Toepfer Grain (ETG) to Toepfer International, with ETG to be renamed Toepfer Australia. The company said the partnership between Elders and Toepfer International would continue, with Elders to act as the exclusive agent of Toepfer Australia for the marketing and accumulation of grain in Australia. All existing contracts with Elders Toepfer Grain will be honoured.

Pet Care

With Balaklava Veterinary Service. Ph 8862 2088

Can you provide some welcome assistance? Assistance Dogs Australia’s super puppies have stolen the month of October for their fundraising and awareness month – named Dogtober of course! Dogtober is a way for people to celebrate all dogs and take fundraising into their own paws, organising doggy themed events or undertaking a feat for sponsorship to raise awareness and much needed funds for Assistance Dogs Australia. And just as dogs come in all shapes and sizes, so too can your fundraising events, from Howl-o-ween parties to dog-stackle courses, dogs bowling to flea markets, doggie paddle challenges to dogs breakfast events - the ideas are endless. By participating in Dogtober you can help those like Assistance Dogs Australia’s Ambassador, Tim McCallum, who was left a quadriplegic after a tragic swimming accident. This Dogtober, Assistance Dogs Australia is aiming to raise enough money to train 25 more Assistance Dogs to change the lives of Australians with physical disabilities. As each dog is worth an investment of over $25,000 and is placed with recipients free of charge, Assistance Dogs Australia really needs your help in Dogtober so we can make a difference. If you would like to get involved this Dogtober and help the paw, contact Assistance Dogs Australia on 1800 688 364 or send an email to info@assistancedogs.org.au

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LOCAL v Living

The way We were

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• Balaklava’s Renee McPharlin competed in the Under 18 Australian Lawn Bowls Championships, along with Laini Murray of Port Wakefield, and Kate Smith of Hamley Bridge.

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• Balaklava property, Nyowee, took out the Elders Supreme Clip of the Sale award, beating 3,400 other entries from around the state, at the Royal Adelaide Show.

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• Nicholas Robinson, son of Ashley and Kaylene, was named as Hoyleton Red Cross branch’s baby competition entrant.

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COMMUNITY

• Oct 9: Lions Auction. • Oct 12: Long Plains Red Cross luncheon. • Oct 15: Long Plains Country Music Night; Mallala Community Markets; Salt of the Earth Country Market, Port Wakefield. • Oct 23: Balaklava Meals On Wheels volunteer lunch. • 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!

Heritage Highlights

If you went shopping for clothing a century ago, what could you expect to find in a reputable store? In the Gentlemen’s Tailoring Department, patrons would find “a stock of Fancy Worsteds, English, Scotch, and Irish Tweeds in exclusive designs…also a very fine assortment of Marrickville and all other Colonial Tweeds and Worsteds…” So the list went on. Dress suits (tails) started at 5 pounds 10 shillings, and if you wanted silk lining you needed to add another 21/-. Fashions of the Day included striped worsted trousers starting at 15/6, riding breeches from 35/, lounge and tennis suits started at 21/- for white linen drill and duck, up to Tussore and Assam silk at 63/. Dudley overcoats ranged from 60/- to 100/-. Ready to wear garments included trousers in all types of cloth,

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Good News Ken Packer

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MONTHLY CHURCH TIMES october 9

october 16

october 23

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

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

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

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

anglican Balaklava..............9am & 7pm Goyder.....................11.00am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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........... 9.15am 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

anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge......... 10.00am CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava.................. 10.30am Pt Wakefield.......Mass 9.00am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am

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

Limited access & confined areas generally no problems!

BALAKLAVA STITCH JOINT

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

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Community church Pinery........................6.00pm LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am

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

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Carpentry & General Repairs Lic BLD 124394

Carpentry & General Repairs

Mid North Sand Blasting

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

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

0458 284 358

Balaklava Bed & Breakfast

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

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

Chemist

Balaklava Town Hall

Available For Hire

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

Phone: 1300 655 224

Bedding & bedroom

Electrician

See Simon & Philip Taylor at

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

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

Brynvale Mini Digger Services

• Post holes 150mm - 600mm • Slab leveling - tanks etc • Trenching • Stump munching • Ideal for confined spaces

Concreting

Earth Moving

PGK Concrete Lic No BLD198659

Grey or Coloured

Kelly Taylor 0458 699 087 - App only

Butcher

Concreting

34 George Street, Balaklava

Phone 8862 1041

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

SUPPORT

LOCAL

Business Cabinet Maker Kym & Julie McPharlin, Proprietors

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

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

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Master Builder Ass.

Many patterns and Colours to choose from!

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

Will add rustic charm to any property!

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

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

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

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

Fencing

For all your rural & domestic fencing needs

Waratah Earthworx

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

Grant Fisher 0407 807 123 or 8862 1988 a/h

ANDREW ROWE Fencing Contractor - NANTAWARRA -

Phone/Fax: 8864 2220 Mobile: 0429 642 221

Florist

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

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

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

For a free quote call Martin 0417 454 395

GENERAL ENGINEERS

Computer Services

Engineering

Built to order from top quality brands

Phone us on 8380 9477

Engineering

Concreting M & A Saliba

• • • •

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

Earthworx

REDBANKS CONCRETE

Mid North Computer Services

Multi Exhaust & Brake Virginia

Exhaust & Auto Repair

Balaklava

•Garage Floors •Driveways •Verandahs •Paths Contact Peter 0414 993 072 A/Hrs 8862 2192

Marc’s Meats

Mark Loy - A Class Electrician

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

Exhaust & Brakes

Beauty

13 Boronia Circuit, Balaklava

Electrician

Earth Moving

P: 0438 374 869 A/h: 8863 1236

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

❋ Repairs & Rewiring ❋ Safety Switches

(P) 8862 2127 (M) 0407 608 445

Phone 8862 2050

For quality care & education

Beauty Room

‘A’ Class Electrician

❋ Wiring ❋ Installation

Working for all insurance companies & providing quality finishes & service

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

The

Greg McLean 8844 4011 and 0428 813 974

Child Care

15 Scotland St, Balaklava Ph.8862 1251

Gawler Park Homemaker Centre

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

OPEN: Tue - Fri from 9am

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

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

• 50 years experience

3 Artificial Flowers 3 Folkart Supplies 3 Wall Art

RING MAGDA 0405 589 903

•Childcare •Pre-School •Playgroup

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

Craft & Giftware

Phone 8862 1274

Balaklava Community Children’s Centre Bedding Specialists Gawler

Statewide Group Training & Mid State Employment

Grooming, Clipping, Hydrobath

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

3Weddings 3Parties 3Events 3Meetings

Great Range of

DOG GROOMING & CLIPPING

Balaklava Chemplus Pharmacy

Balaklava Town Hall

Employment

Crash Repairs

Balaklava Stitch Joint

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

Craft & giftware

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

Carpet Supplies

Accommodation

Incl GST

REEL PROJECT SERVICES PTY LTD

Call Bob Oliver on

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

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

Lic No. A000 1347

Abrasive Blasting

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Laptops Desktops Printers Upgrades

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

Goldney Welding

Lic No’s: PGE 2045 & ACRS: A001510

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

for just

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

Enchanted Florist

Come & see Franky & Maria at Virginia Woolworths Complex

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

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

& More

Grant McDonald

Grant McDonald

Mob. 0409 248 234

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

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Handyman Service

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

Newsagency

Rod’s Handyman Ser vice

Call Rod: 0458 742 259

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

Hairdresser

Painter

Serving Balaklava and surrounding towns

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

No job too small !

Balaklava Shearing Shed

Lic No. PGE203573

Balaklava Newsagency

Solid Plastering

CATFORD PLUMBING

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

Keanan 0438 641 032

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

Stock Agent

Printing

T.A Redden

Mick Madigan

BLD Lic. 46967

Lic No. R27142

Balaklava Agency Ph: 8862 1333 Fax: 8862 1007

21 Edith Tce, Balaklava - Ph 8862 1629

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

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

Hairdresser

Painter

Supermarket

Upmarket salon with cheap country prices

Painter

• Free Quotes

• Kiddies haircut corner • Beauty & private waxing room

Cutz ‘N ’ Curlz Hair & beauty

WH Treverton PAINTER

Free quotes

Wayne 0417 889 753

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

24 George St, Balaklava - Ph:8862 1441

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

Your own local store!

15 Railway Tce Balaklava SA 5461 Home phone: 8862 1509

13 Wallace Street Ph. 8862 1571, Fax 8862 2096

BLD Lic: 219551

Party Supplies

Insurance David Lester Insurance Agencies For all general insurances

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

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

Phone 8862 1549 any time

Rural Supplies

Taxation

Peter Harcourt & Co

Rain Water TANKS

Yes!

and Rural Merchandise

We deliver

J.C. & A.J. Shepherd

• Taxation consultant. • Accounting & computer services.

Corner of George & Scotland St

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

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

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

Phone 8862 1728

Landscaping

Pest Control

Rural Supplies

Timber Supplies

Cousins

Garden Supplies

55a Murray St, Gawler, Ph 8523 3800

BRIAN RIDDLE

Open Days

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Cousins Garden Sup.

Rocla

Tiver Rd

Gawler ➞ Main North Road

84

Mice a Problem?

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

Small or large scale baiting

Tiver Road, Evanston South Phone: 8522 5122

Balaklava & Adelaide Plains

Ph/Fax: 8862 1832 Mob: 0421 517 708

❖ ❖ ❖ ❖

Pergolas - Carports - timber decks

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

R & M Timber Supplies

Phone: 8522 6504 Fax: 8523 2009

TRANSPORT

BAL A KL AVA Phone 8862 1866

FERTILIZERS CONCRETE

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

Landscaping

Photographs

Salt Damp Solutions

Tiling

Make your dream garden a reality

Photos Appearing in

Mid North Salt Damp Solutions

WillMar Maintenance

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

The Number 1 treatment for curing rising salt damp

•FREE no obligation quote

are available from our website

www.plainsproducer.com.au

Wayne Petney 0413 037 074

MICK 0407 3999 019 or DARYLE 0417 870 624

Motor Vehicles

McCracken Ford Ford motor vehicle dealers

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

1 Edith Terrace, Balaklava Phone 8862 1477 Motor Vehicles

SUPPORT

Screen Printing

LOCAL

Embroidery & Screen Printing Specialist

Business

R.T.A. AU26029

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

SUPPORT

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

Plumber

Steve Robertson Plumbing & Gas

Balaklava Motors

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

PHone:

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

8862 1030

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Tiling - Floor & Wall

High End Quality, Low End Prices Dave Martin Mobile

0412 042 061

Dave Williams Mobile

0411 278 173

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

Plumber

Holden Specialists Since 1930

“Specialising in bathroom renovations”

Email: willmar1@bigpond.com

Lic. No. PCL 5676

Muno

Since 19

Phone/Fax 8862 2284

LOCAL

Business Septic Tank Cleaning

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

Tree Lopping

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

Truck & Trailer Repairs

Pratt Contracting

(SA)

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

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

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Balaklava FNC raffle winners. 1st K.P. Haynes, 2nd Merridy Manuel, 3rd Jeremy Lomman, 4th James Rundle, 5th Kelly Hamdorf, 6th R.Renfrey, 7th Pat Hasting, 8th Sally Arbon.

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.

App Marriage

Death

Sandow - Burt “Rex”. 8/10/1912 to 30/09/2011. In his 99th year. Much loved husband of the late Elsie. Cherished husband of Edna. Loved and loving father and father-in-law of Peter and Janet. Proud and loving Pop of Megan, Clayton and Alex, and Kate. Will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

Sandow - The relatives and friends of the late Mr Burt “Rex” Sandow are respectfully advised that his Funeral Service will be conducted in the Balaklava Uniting Church, 29 Edith Terrace, Balaklava on Wednesday October 12, 2011 commencing at 2pm.

C hapman - P u r d y . Andrew and Cathy along with Jill and Gary have the pleasure in announcing the marriage of Emily, and Matthew on Saturday October 15, 2011. Best wishes and God’s blessings for a loving life together.

Following the Funeral Service the cortege will proceed to the Balaklava Cemetery for the committal. DURDIN FUNERALS Accredited Member A.F.D.A Balaklava Phone: 8862 2101

Birth

Klose - Norman Felix. Left us one year ago on 10/10/10. Loved and remembered always. By Kathy and all the family.

BATTLE - Hayden, Angela, Jacob and Kasey are excited to announce the arrival of Lexie Kate on September 26, 2011. Special thanks to Dr Svigos and midwives at the Burnside Hospital.

McArdle (nee Tyrrell). Travis, Kelly & big sisters Sophie & Lucy are proud to announce the birth of their son & brother ‘Nicholas Scott’ born 29/9/11 8lb 8oz.

Engagement

Gramazio - Hardy. Gerry and Helen together with Ian and Chris have much pleasure in announcing the engagement of Danny and Karen. Love and best wishes from both families.

LONG PLAINS NETBALL CLUB

In Memoriam

Garage Sale

Coming Events

Coming Events

Wanted

★ Blyth Cinema ★

EMPLOYMENT DIRECTIONS (Staehr Street Incorporated)

Brinkworth Annual Sales Day Sunday 9th Enquiries 8846 2260. Free of charge for recycling. We take old televisions, computers, microwaves, videos, stereos and stoves etc. off your hands. Please phone 0407 605 779 or 8862 2263.

Coming Events

Balaklava Courthouse Gallery

6 Edith Tce, Balaklava

AGM Monday October 17

7.30pm in the Gallery

• All Welcome For enquiries phone Lenice 8862 1173

Coming Events Introductory

7pm at United Football Club Rooms

• Everyone welcome • All Committee positions will be available Contact Suzie Speyer for queries 0419 150 598

Long Plains Red Cross

Luncheon Wednesday October 12

• Starts from 12noon • Entertainment: Soundoctrin • Trading Table & Raffle Contact Jenny 8862 7018

Balaklava Hockey Club Inc

AGM Wednesday October 19

7.30pm at Balaklava Sports Club Contact Tanya 0417 837 551

• Rio (PG) ★ ★ ★ Animated Tickets $5 - Thurs Oct 6, 2pm - Fri Oct 7, 7.30pm - Wed Oct 12, 10.30am • Thor (M) ★ ★ ★ Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman - Sat Oct 8, 8pm - Fri Oct 14, 8pm • Oranges & Sunshine (M) ★ ★ ★ Based on real events - Tues Oct 11, 1.30pm • Water For Elephants (M) ★ ★ ★ Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon - Sat Oct 15, 8pm - Fri Oct 21, 8pm

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

Hummocks Watchman Eagles Football Club

AGM

Monday October 17

Self Defence Class

7.30pm at Eagles Sports & Community Centre, Port Wakefield

October 10

Baalllaokf tolwan va

Covering Basic Techniques

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

AGM Monday October 10

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

All Proceeds to Balaklava Skate Park

Saturday October 22

GARAGE SALE

Sponsored by Plains Producer & Balaklava Area Committee

Nominations are now open for the 2012 Australia Day Awards Help us to recognise and award the individuals or community groups you believe make the District Council of Mallala a great place to live and work.

The Awards are open to individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution to the community on a voluntary basis, or have given an outstanding contribution exceeding their normal employment duties during the current year and/or an outstanding service to a local community over a number of years. The 2012 Australia Day Awards are now open for nominations. Categories are: • Citizen of the Year • Young Citizen of the Year • Community Group of the Year • Community Event of the Year • Community Project of the Year Presented annually at the Australia Day breakfast, the Awards are open to all residents, however contributions made to the community from non residents will also be considered. Guidelines, entry criteria and nomination forms are available at the Mallala Council Offices, 2a Wasleys Road and the Two Wells Service Centre, 69 Old Pt Wakefield Rd and online www.mallala.sa.gov. au. Completed forms can be posted (PO Box 18, Mallala), emailed info@mallala.sa.gov.au or left at either office. To nominate someone that makes you proud, complete the nomination form, attach any supporting documentation and return by Friday November 18, 2011. For further information please contact Council on 8527 0200.

Plains Producer, Wednesday October 6, 2011

$10 Registration = Free Ad

in the Plains Producer on October 12 & 19

S A3 garage sale sign & balloons PLUFor ads to appear you must have registered by Monday, October 10 for October 12 edition and by Monday October 17 for October 19 edition. Word limit applies for garage sale adverts

Contact: Plains Producer on 8862 1977 or sales@plainsproducer.com.au

Balaklava High School

Invites all interested persons to attend our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING to be held on Tuesday 25 October 2011 at 4:00pm St Petri Lutheran Church 21 Second Street Nuriootpa SA 5355 Light Refreshments provided from 3:45pm RSVP – Kahla Abley Phone: 8523 8211 by Monday 17 October 2011

Do you feel as though you are sinking? Sunday October 9 • In the course of life, we can sometimes struggle to keep our head above water. • Bethany Bell, an inspiring, motivational speaker from Paradise Community Church, will show you how to find the grace to cope when faced with life’s dilemmas. ALL WELCOME

Balaklava Family Church - 10am Cnr Gwy and Short Tce, Balaklava Hamley Bridge - 6pm Uniting Church building, 18 Gilbert St Enquiries P: 8524 8544 or 0412 307 521 E: admin@balaklavafamilychurch.com

BALAKLAVA RACING CLUB INC (ABN 52 582 673 807)

NOTICE OF AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Balaklava Racing Club Incorporated to be held on

Wednesday October 26, 2011 At 11 am in the Balaklava Racing Club Members Bar

-BUSINESS1. To receive and adopt the Annual Report and Balance Sheet for the 2010/11 financial year. 2. To elect members to the committee.

The BHS

The following committee members have nominated for the Committee in accordance with the rules: 1. Dr Harold Lane 2. Ian Ravenscroft 3. Andrew Manuel 4. Craig Wissell

Wednesday October 26

As there are equal numbers or nominations as vacancies no election will be necessary.

presents…

Showcase 6:30pm at Balaklava Town Hall

3 Whole School Public Speaking Event 3 Visual Arts Display 3 CO2 Dragster Display 3 Drama Performances 3 Musical Performances Cost: $4 per person at the door

Any queries contact Balaklava High School front office on 8862 0600

3. Auditor: To appoint an auditor for the 2011/12 financial year. 4. Other business: By Order of the Committee Doug Hall Chief Executive Officer BALAKLAVA October 10, 2011 www.plainsproducer.com.au

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

Situations Vacant

Situations Vacant

Situations Vacant

Virginia Rams Football Club

Truck Driver

Welcomes applications for 2012

CSE Level 4 (qualified worker)

Minimum 30 hours per week. Permanent rostered shifts. Applications including 2 referees in writing to: Manager of Childcare Services 15 Scotland Street Balaklava, 5461 or Email child.care@balaklavacc.sa.edu.au

Applications close 14/10/2011

Public Notice

A, B, U17, U14 & U11 Grades

Trainer also required Applications in writting to: Secretary V.R.F.C. 23 Riesling Cres, Andrews Farm, 5114 Applications close November 4, 2011

Administration Assistant Gilmac Pty Ltd, Balaklava is looking for someone to join our team

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.

We pride ourselves in our customer service and professionalism and are looking for someone who has a positive attitude, willingness to learn and is motivated and customer focussed to join our team. Main Job Tasks & Responsibilities • A n s w e r p h o n e s , t a ke a n d distribute messages • Receive, sort, distribute mail • Monitor incoming emails • Maintain office filing and storage systems • Co-ordinate and maintain staff administrative records • Type documents, reports and correspondence • Attention to detail • Hay and container movements over a registered weighbridge Education and Experience • H i g h S c h o o l D i p l o m a o r equivalent • Previous office experience would be an advantage • Competent computer skills including MS Office or equivalent, internet skills including use of e-mails • Numerical and literacy skills Interested persons are encouraged to apply before October 10, 2011

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McArdle Freight requires experienced road train operator for Coober Pedy & outback delivery service. Resumes to mftam@bigpond.net.au

Paul Daniel 0408 614 469

For Sale

Do you want to work in a small supportive team?

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

DRIVER - MC

Required for Harvest. HC License. Some experience an advantage

Applications to: Site Manager PO Box 25, Balaklava, SA 5461 Email : mark.heaslip@gilmac.com.au

Bar Staff & Kitchen Hand required at the Royal Hotel, Balaklava. Phone Peter, Sue or Derek on 8862 1607 to show your resume

Kipling’s Bakery Permanent/Part Time

Worker Wanted

For busy Bakery 20 - 40 hours per week, depending on time of year working Saturday and Sunday mornings. Early start, early finish. Excellent wages, no experience necessary will train on site.

Please call Todd 0429 212 232 or John 0418 897 698

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. 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. Advanced tomato plants, cherrie, roma mighty red, native trees also available. Lifetime Nursery, Judd Road, Lewiston. Phone 8524 3172. Closed Wednesday. East Brothers truck mounted side delivery grain bin with stand. 12’ by 8’, holds 5 tonne, $200. Enquiries 8528 6420 or 8431 5926.

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. Ph 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. Ladies Strategy R.H. golf sticks, 3 metal, 10 irons, $250 o.n.o. Ph 8864 3020.

Plants for sale - Saturday October 8, 9am - 3pm. 6km Adelaide Road, Balaklava (“Kelroza”).

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

ETSA Utilities advises that due to essential work, power will be interrupted for customers in Hamley Bridge, Tarlee, Linwood and surrounding areas on Sunday 9 October 2011. The interruption will commence at around 4am, with power being restored by 8am. Hamley Bridge 11kV Feeder R21, Tarlee 19kV SWER R12 and Linwood 19kV SWER GA35 will be affected. We apologise for any inconvenience.This work may not proceed in extreme weather or due to unforseen circumstances. For more information call us on 13 12 61. www.etsautilities.com.au

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REAL v ESTATE v For Sale

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

Is seeking applications for

PEST & WEED CONTROL

A Grade, Reserves, Senior Colts & Junior Colts Coach

Specialising in the eradication of ...

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

Applications close Monday October 31, 2011. Please send applications to: PO Box 13 Balaklava SA, 5461

Any enquiries please contact Mark Heaslip 0427 444 284

Trades & Services Directory Lower Light

Septic Suckers Phone Roger: 0428 419 133

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Chiropractor

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Watchman Road via Balaklava 356. 35 ha - 880 acres

Main North Road, Clare

Lot 1 – “Whitwarta” 204.90ha Lot 2 - “Conzags” 151.45ha

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

Dr Daryl R Brown Consulting Fridays 9am to 1pm at Balaklava Ambulance Station For appointments phone

8853 2088

Real estate

MID NORTH

Balaklava Football CLub

Health Comm. Lic. No. 12

Wanted to Buy

HORSES unwanted, top prices, cash, any types, Phone 8524 3640 or 0414 546 217.

Trades & Services Directory

Situations Vacant

Two transportable buildings 7m x 9.6m. Good condition $5,000 each o.n.o. Phone 0424 080 344.

Washing Machine, 2nd hand, $30. Phone 0430 720 207.

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

• 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

Murray Pest Control LOWER NORTH

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

geoff schell 0418 842 421 or daniel schell 0415 436 379

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

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8562 1999

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Real estate

Do you want to access the genuine buyers we have registered?????

Contact us today to arrange an inspection. Your property may suit them. Balaklava $169,900 Unit 7, 1 Charles Street

Snowtown

$85,000

58 Railway Terrace

2 Bedroom home, very affordable investment

• Semi modern kitchen • Workshop or • Reasonable sized storage shed lounge room • Large 1012 m2 block

Balaklava $195,000

LowWhitwarta maintenance 17 Rd 2 bedroom unit

Are you looking for a low maintenance, secure property to live in or for investment, then look no further. The roomy lounge overlooks the landscaped gardens and adjoins the semi modern kitchen which features plenty of bench and cupboard space plus a handy breakfast bar and dining area. The carpeted bedrooms are a good size with the bonus of built in robes in the main bedroom. There is also extra storage in the hall and the tiled laundry which also has rear access. Security and convenience is Very well presented on a taken care of with home the lockable garage under the main roof with huge 1012m2 internal door block. and room for storage as well as the car. This well •presented Three bedroomunit •is2 Garden ideallySheds located and would make an affordable • Large office • Modern kitchen retirement home or investment property. • Double garage

Balaklava’s Number 1 name in Real Estate Plains Producer, Wednesday October 6, 2011

Pt Wakefield $285,000

21 Company Street

Superbly renovated & set on 1021m2

• Stone home • Updated bathroom • Huge block • Three bedroom • New Kitchen • Shed • Luxurious spa bath

Balaklava Only$219,000

2 Virgo Terrace

Character & Location

• 3 Bedrooms • Large Lounge • Close to schools • Semi Modern Kitchen

Balaklava

• Workshop • Established gardens • Semi Automatic watering system

$215,000

12 Baker Street

Great location and ready to go

• 4 Bedrooms • Stone Home • Quiet location • Large Kitchen • Large Lounge

• Recently retiled bathroom & laundry • Ducted A/C • Recently painted inside

Vacant Land

Wattle Ridge Estate Stage 2 • 9 lots remaining • Wide frontages • Sizes: 527m2 to 1,057m2 • Price range $68,950 to $92,950

rental properties Available • 42 Edward Street, Port Wakefield, 5 bedrooms, 2 lounge, new kitchen and new bathroom $250/week

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

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AFL grand final a special event for Callum SATURDAY’S epic AFL Grand Final was even more exciting for Roseworthy youngster, Callum Rawlinson. The local Auskicker had the honour of presenting a premiership medal to Norm Smith Medallist and Geelong star midfielder, Jimmy Bartel Callum, a participant at the Freeling Auskick centre, had the time of his life during a weekend of action packed activity. Accompanied by his father, David, Callum kicked the weekend off in style at the NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year Awards dinner, where he stepped onto the hallowed MCG turf for the first time before being presented with his official NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year nominee playing jumper by the 2011 AFL Rising Star, Dyson Heppell. On Friday, Callum, marched alongside fellow Auskickers and the two competing Grand Final teams through the streets of Melbourne for the traditional Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade,

REPORT: By Les Pearson and if that wasn’t enough, Callum was back at the MCG on Grand Final day to play footy at halftime. “It was so exciting to play in front of so many people on the MCG, and getting to present a premiership medal to Jimmy Bartel with all my friends watching on TV was really cool too,” Callum said. Young Callum’s opportunity to participate in this once in a lifetime Grand Final experience came to life through the Auskicker of the Year competition, which exists to reward Auskick participants across the country for their teamwork and dedication to the sport. Every week, 168,000 children and their parents head to one of 2800 Auskick centres across the country to participate in Auskick.

CALLUM Rawlinson, of Roseworthy, presents a premiership medal to Geelong star midfielder, Jimmy Bartel after Saturday’s AFL grand final. INSET: Callum at his local school, Roseworthy Primary.

Bowls season rolls around Preview with John Glistak, WMBA secretary Wooroora Men’s Bowls starts on Saturday with a number of changes in place for the new season. For the first time for a number of seasons, no bye will exist in either Division in the Wooroora Pennant competition. With Balaklava entering a second side into Division One, eight sides will now compete in this Division while 14 sides will contest Division Two. Division One will now consist of Balaklava Gold, Balaklava Green, Hamley Bridge, Mallala, Owen, Port Wakefield, Riverton and Wasleys. The opening round of Division One matches will see: - Port Wakefield vs Wasleys, Riverton vs Balaklava Green, Balaklava Gold vs Hamley Bridge, Owen vs Mallala Wooroora Championships will be scheduled for Sunday February 19, with Singles and Pairs Championships to be played at Balaklava, Triples Championships at

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Mallala, and Fours Championships at Owen. Division Two will feature 14 sides playing one complete round before the competition is split into Division Two and Division Three – a new change – at the conclusion of matches on January 14. Opening round of Division Two matches will see: - Riverton White vs Wasleys, Balaklava Red vs Hamley White, Port Wakefield Blue vs Mallala White, Tarlee Red vs Tarlee White, Owen vs Port Wakefield Gold, Hamley Red vs Riverton Black, Mallala Black vs Balaklava Blue The finals series for all three Divisions will start on March 17 (semifinals), followed by preliminary finals on March 24 and grand finals on March 31. This year’s Executive consists of Michael Rankine (Vice President), Peter Furst (Senior Vice President), Allan Chivell (Junior Vice President), Ken Warnes (Past President) and John Glistak (Association Secretary).

SADDLEWORTH legend, Allen Vater (circled) with the Redline Classic group.

Redline Classic calls in at Clare

CROWS footballer, Jason Poplyzia pedals hard during the Redline Classic last week.

The community of Clare was blessed with the presence of several Adelaide Crows players, as the Redline Classic travelled through Clare last week. The group of 23 riders left Adelaide on Monday September 26, travelling to Waikerie, Clare, then returning to Adelaide on Wednesday September 28, riding 500 kilometres in five days. The group, which consisted of Crows players, Richard Douglas, Jason Poplyzia and Chris Schmidt, made the jour-

ney to raise money in support of the Crow’s Foundation for children in need. Since 2005, the Crows Foundation has raised and donated more than $500,000 to more than 30 children’s charities across SA. When passing through Clare, the group also stopped in on local businesses including AW Vater (pictured above). Crows members and supporters of the club can support the ride by making a donation at http://redlinersonline.com/ redlineclassic2011/.

Plains Producer, Thursday October 6, 2011

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