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POWE R OF NATUR E ThE FlOOds: Where are we now? home n LIGHTNING appears to strike the during of Geoff and Di Spence in Balaklava, the fierce electrical storm and downpour a long last Tuesday night. The bolt struck home, distance behind the Moody Estate Manuel. in this graphic picture by Andrew image The red stripe in this slow-exposure is from car lights. floodn There was more drama as river during Riverton waters struck Stockport and down the night, with water shown rushing Riverton’s main street, at left. broke n In Balaklava, the Wakefield river fell on its banks in several paces as 100 mm Wells the area – and in areas around Two flooding. and Lower Light there was more

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PICTURE: Lisa Redpath n Always a merry Christmas – Julie Puckridge still had time to put up her Christmas decorations amid the rebuilding chaos continuing in her Stockport home. INSET: The Plains Producer’s front page from December 15, 2010.

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ARTISTIC new town entry signs, sealed car park at Ralli Park and an enhanced layout at the town triangle are three main features of the Balaklava Urban Design Plan draft document set to go out to public consultation next month. The plan has been a long time coming, about five years in total, but at last, the pointy end has arrived. However, as it is only a concept, Wakefield Regional Council still will need to formally approve any changes. Large town entry signs are planned to be erected on the three primary entrances to the town, including on the corners of Gwy and East terrace, Port Wakefield and Racecourse road and Railway terrace and Dunn’s road.

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EACH resident of Stockport has their own individual memory of the flood that ripped through their town on December 7 last year. For Julie Puckridge, shown above still rebuilding her damaged home, it was a day she will never forget. It was “traumatic.” “Water was coming in from all sides of the house, the power was out, CFS trucks were driving up and down the street, rain was pouring, lightning was crashing, it was just like a movie,” she said. It was similar for many residents. But they are slowly getting back to normal and

Les Pearson reports: Stockport to many now is “a better place”. Stockport Community Association secretary, Dick French, reflected on the virtual blur as water cascaded into people’s homes and the ensuing week or so which followed. “Basically the hall was just full of people and organisations,” he recalled. “It was like the castle that everybody goes to.” He said tonnes of drinking water was piled in one corner, spare clothes lined the

walls and a pile of donated foods and pet food stood in another area. Mr French conveyed the numb feeling amongst the community the morning after, as floodwater subsided. “People were just in a state of shock, it was that listless sort of shock,” he said. “When there’s a heavy rain, I think there’s still a twist in the stomachs of a lot of people.” n CONTINUED PAGE 15 n Community spirit flows

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COMMUNITIES around theAdelaide Plains affected by the floods of December 2010 are still feeling the effects of last year’s natural disaster. While Wakefield Regional Council and District Council of Mallala incurred damage bills in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, the worst hit, Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council, dwarfs those figures in comparison. “I think the biggest thing to come out of it is how the community has shown tremendous resilience,” CGVC chief executive officer, Roy Blight said. The floods all drastically affected the towns of Riverton, Rhynie and Stockport. “Twelve months on, Stockport is a different place it was the day before the floods,” Mr Blight said. “The efforts of those communities have been quite inspiring.” Mr Blight also praised the efforts of the State Recovery Office in assisting with getting the district back on its feet. n CONTINUED PAGE 4

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Canola silo delays prompt swift response from Viterra “BIG gun” of regional radio – ABC North and West announcer, Ann Jones,

Tarlee truck traffic jam TARLEE was clogged with grain trucks attempting to deliver canola last week. Local resident JOHN TAYLER, who provided these pictures, said a large number of trucks were unable to fit in the silo yard and queued along the Main Road and in Craig Sreet, to await their turn to unload. “I had not seen such a long line-up since the days when the silo was first built,” John said. WAITING to deliver canola are (from left) Jamie Molineux, Darryl Dommenz, Craig Harrold and Alan Kellock.

CANOLA growers in theAdelaide Plains district struck trouble last week when receival sites around the area were unable to take deliveries of the seed. Trucks were continually turned away at a number of sites, with segregations completely full. Viterra country operations manager,Andrew Hannon, said the huge demand for segregations

Les Pearson reports: to accommodate other produce, such as wheat and barley, meant limited space for canola. “We work in consultation with strategic site committee chairs and local growers to determine site segregations,” he said. “Site segregations are continuously reviewed

and adjusted throughout harvest to help accommodate yield outcomes, such as volume and quality, and export requirements. “While it is not always possible to accommodate individual requirements, where there is a significant and widespread need for specific segregations, we do everything to respond. The company has since responded to accommo-

date canola receivals locally. “The staff at Bowmans site have done an excellent job consolidating and out-turning grain by rail, which has resulted in room for additional canola segregations,” Mr Hannon said. “Bowmans and Andrews (north of Clare)sites are currently receiving canola.”

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Shadow Agriculture Minister,Adrian Pederick, along with Liberal leader, Isobel Redmond, met with Viterra senior management last week. “They were well aware of the issue and assured me they were working to get some form of positive outcome,” he said. Mr Pederick is on the Harvest Review Select Committee, formed earlier this year to highlight industry issues and streamline delivery processes by bulk handlers around the state. While he recognised the capital investment Viterra had made in recent years, he said more spending on infrastructure was needed to avoid similar deliver issues in the future. He believed the system had been put through its paces like never before, with huge yields and better machinery all having an impact. “Viterra took over after we came out of nine or 10 below average seasons, which were followed by two of the biggest ever,” Mr Pederick said. “New headers can now reap up to 70 tonnes per hour and essentially doubled in capacity in a 10-year period. “To address this, there needs to be an equivalent capital expenditure on silo and storage facilities.” When the committee’s final report is released in the first half of next year, he hopes further changes for the better can be made. “I would like to think they would look at our recommendations and we can get some positive outcomes,” Mr Pederick said.

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Broadcast promotes our region THE Adelaide Plains and Wakefield Regional Council district were put under the spotlight yesterday when ABC North and West broadcast live from the Port Wakefield Proof and Experimental Establishment, better known as the proof range. Local guests including WRC acting chief executive officer, Geoff Sheridan, Plains Producer editor, Terry Williams and Balaklava Eisteddfod president, Bronny Cottle, spoke with Mornings host, Ann Jones. Mr Sheridan (pictured) was quizzed on topics including the Wakefield Waters development, water supply for industry in the district and general activities around the council area. Wakefield Waters was first proposed in 2006. “It was declared a major project years ago,” Mr Sheridan said. “I understand it still is continuing and (developer) Andrew Chapman is in negotiations with a number of State government departments. “If it were to eventuate, I think it would have a significant impact on the local economy.” Mr Sheridan also revealed the chicken farming industry has been a major developer in the district, although it has put pressure on water and electricity supplies. “PIRSA has identified the potential to put another nine chicken farms in the council district if we had the water supply. It would create significant employment opportunities in this part of the state,” he said. The region has been identified as an ideal location for chicken farming, being disease free and close to produce areas. To accommodate the increase, more water was needed. Council has joined with SAWater in a consortium arrangement to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in round two of Regional Development Australia funding to attract a grant to build a water pipe from Auburn to Port Wakefield. This was reported in the Plains Producer last week. Mr Sheridan said council would learn if its EOI was successful on January 11 and if so, it could then submit a joint grant application. Mr Williams touched on the community’s forward focus. “We haven’t wineries and we haven’t the sea, but what we have is a very resilient group of people in a country community,” he said. “We see Balaklava as a regional hub between Clare and Kadina. “Potential for further development across other industries is there, especially if more water is made available.” Shifting Parafield Airport to the Adelaide Plains region was another suggestion from Mr Williams. He raised concerns about limited bed space in aged care facilities in the district, calling on the Federal government to improve its investment to ensure the region’s elderly residents have access to the care they need. Later in the morning, Mrs Cottle introduced year five, six and seven students from the Balaklava Primary School Vocal Ensemble to sing Christmas carols, assisted by harpist, Meriel Lane. She was thrilled to have her young performers broadcast live on radio. “It’s amazing, when I look at them, to see the talent we have in our midst,” Mrs Cottle said. The next Balaklava Eisteddfod, to be held in July, got a mention, as well as the primary school carols coming up next Tuesday evening.

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NEWS v Port Wakefield Les Pearson discoverS what the army is doing near port wakefield BEFORE a piece of artillery is shot in anger at an enemy, it is quite likely it underwent extensive testing at the Australian Defence Force Proof and Experimental Establishment, near Port Wakefield. More commonly known as the Port Wakefield Proof Range, the site is the final frontier for a product, whether it be a weapon or ammunition, before it leaves the production shelf and is used in training exercises or on the front line. The site employs 54 people, 23 of them currently on service in the military, while a solid percentage of the remainder are ex-service personnel. The proof range is one of only two facilities of its kind in Australia, the other at Graytown in Victoria, although that site tends to focus more specifically on smaller weaponry. In other words, Port Wakefield is where the big boys come to play. Established in 1929, the site has put almost all aspects of Australian artillery through its paces. The M777A2 howitzer gun, currently in use by Australian forces in Afghanistan, was tested at the Port Wakefield range. Officer commanding, Major Mike Hartas, said each product is put through its paces on nearly every conceivable aspect. This can include its response to storage at extreme temperatures or how it reacts when dropped, shaken, – the lot.

A 25kg projectile is blasted from a five inch gun at a Proof Range battery. RIGHT: Reporter Les Pearson shows the size of the shells and, LEFT, Les celebrates his effort after pushing “the big red button.” • Pictures supplied by Australian Defence Force.

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Major Hartas said test firing on the range is conducted Monday to Thursday, although they have been known to work on Fridays as well. “We can only fire at night if it is absolutely necessary to do so,” he said. If it is necessary to urgently test a product before it is used by armed forces, the range will operate throughout the night. All ammunition tends to be fired

into the nearby gulf, where it can be retrieved relatively easily if need be. Other items also tend to be found on the proof range waters. “Kite sails, boats, all sorts of things rock up on that beach,” Major Hartas said. During a tour of the range on Monday, visitors were able to witness a firing demonstration from one of the three active firing points, known as batteries, at the range.

The range was testing the primer in the ballistics case of a five-inch projectile, fired from a five-inch 54 naval gun mounted on site. Test shots were fired every three minutes or so, the gun sending the 25-kilogram projectile about 20 kilometres into the distance. Staff then analyse various aspects after each shot, in this case measuring the muzzle velocity (the speed of a projectile when it leaves the gun)

and gun barrel pressure. There is a high level of science on display, exemplifying the armed forces’ commitment to maintaining high levels of safety. While weather can be an affecting factor, all tests are conducted under strictly contained conditions. “You wouldn’t want to have a blood test with all sorts of variables influencing the result, so this is our laboratory,” Major Hartas said.

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New look for SAFF grains THE South Australian Farmers Federation (SAFF) will no longer support the incorporation of alternative grain growers’ group, Grain Producers South Australia (GPSA), focussing on revamping its own Grains Industry Committee (GIC). The move comes after four months of public debate regarding effective structures for grains industry representation in South Australia. Membership of the ‘new-look’ SAFF GIC, to be implemented in the new year, will be determined in conjunction with an election that will include all producers who currently pay the grains levy. Under the structure (originally proposed by SAFF in August this year) the committee will be fully autonomous and responsible for determining policy and related actions, as are all SAFF commodity committees.

The committee will continue to be the body primarily responsible for appropriate expenditure of the grains levy fund. This structure and process is hoped to satisfy concerns that the grains industry’s representative body must not only enfranchise all levy payers, have full policy autonomy and access to the levy fund, but be transparently seen to do so. • The decision has particularly upset recently appointed State Agriculture Minister, Gail Gago. “I am extremely disappointed SAFF has walked away from a signed in-principle agreement to work cooperatively with GPSA,” Ms Gago said. “I consider this to be a very serious issue and not in the best interests of the overall industry. I am seeking advice on the options to best ensure levy funds are utilised most

effectively in the interests of the vitally important South Australian grains industry. “I have also started working towards a bipartisan approach with Shadow Agriculture Minister, Adrian Pederick.” Mr Pederick said last week he was willing to offer any advice to Ms Gago, who took on the ministry in October. “I’m happy to give any of my experience out on any issue if it helps the situation out and results in a better outcome for farmers,” he said. Given SAFF’s intention to proceed with the restructured SAFF GIC, the board resolved at its December 2 meeting not to apply further levy funds towards GPSA establishment costs beyond 2011. “Should GPSA proceed to incorporate, the SAFF wishes those involved all the best in their endeavour,” a SAFF statement said.

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Truck drivers feel heat WITH harvest in full swing, highway patrols have been policing trucks, with several reports from Pinery, Blyth and Hamley Bridge of oversized loading, work diary offences and exceeding work hours. MALLALA A 34-year-old woman from Mallala was reported for driving unregistered, uninsured and driving while suspended on November 14. A break in was also reported at a Mallala residence. TARLEE A47-year-old male from Tarlee was reported on November 29 for driving disqualified by Gawler police. LEWISTON TWO Wells Police reported a 38-year-old man from Lewiston for assault on Sunday, December 4. PORT WAKEFIELD A 39-year-old man from Port Wakefield was arrested on allegations of aggravated assault at Port Wakefield on November 29. He will appear in court.

Towns recovering

•From page 1 Funding from the Local Government Disaster fund has begun to flow in, CGVC advertising for a project manager to handle the allocation of the money to the wide array of jobs needing attention. Mr Blight said the given a lot of road damage may be below the surface, a final damage bill may not be settled for years to come. At WRC, infrastructure services manager, David Hassett, said council’s works roster was gradually catching up since last December’s events. “(There was a) reallocation of funds to cover response and remediation at that time, about $250,000, which was taken from other road projects from that year,” he said, “These projects were again added to this year with funds secured to do so.” District Council of Mallala mayor, Marcus Strudwicke, said while there was a lot of water around the district, he felt its impact on council was minuscule in comparison to CGVC. “For us, it was more of a monitoring process,” he said. “We certainly did have some damage, and while it was a significant cost for council (estimated at over $500,000), it was nowhere near the damage done to CGVC. “I think for us, our unsealed road network incurred the most damage but it was reinstated fairly quickly.” Mr Blight planned to visit the affected communities in his council district over the next few days to see how they are going. “I’m quite pleased to see today’s forecast has only some light showers predicted on Friday,” he said.

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Beware – the phone, computer and email scams are doing the rounds again. I’ve had calls from some savvy locals who are concerned unsuspecting people might get caught up in these scams. The usually foreign caller advises they are sending you $5000, but you must phone another number first. Of course you have to send them $200 or so first, and then wait (forever) to receive your $5000. The email scams are from overseas women who need your help as they need to escape evil family and friends who want to get their hands on the girl’s large inheritance. Mmm... The computer scam is yet another one where the caller asks you to turn your computer on as they have detected a problem with your security. Once you’ve connected up with them and tried some “troubleshooting”, they can access everything on your computer. Too late, she cried. So be wary and treat those calls with total suspicion, and don’t reply to the emails – just delete them. Balaklava Balaklava Community Library entertained Wakefield Regional Council mayor, James Maitland and councillors at its annual Christmas get-together and “thankyou” to council last Wednesday. Our library, also supported by council, is such an important part of the community. Thanks for a job well done. Owen

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Congratulations to Megan Couley on being elected to the rank of Senior Firefighter 2 in Owen CFS. The branch is looking for new members, both as firefighters and in support roles. Please phone Jim Silkstone 0409 099 505 or turn up at the station on Monday nights at 7pm. •The Paint Horse Society of SA is meeting once a month at the oval for its training sessions. • Playgroup mums celebrated the end of the year with a dinner at the Owen Hotel. • Local social butterfly and postie Derily Snook also attended in the hope of having the same entertainment as was seen last year at Dublin! Apparently the ladies were treated to an impromptu performance from two men wearing only boots. Fashionista Derily would have been checking the footwear. And the Women’s Christian Fel-

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lowship group are holding a Christmas morning tea on December 9 in the church hall. There will be a display of nativity scenes to view and everyone is welcome to attend. Kapunda

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Local artist Maxine Donald has won the Port Broughton “Brush with Our Heritage” Art Prize for 2011. Maxine was awarded the Open prize of $1000 for her watercolour painting titled “Lisa and Mum - Wallaroo Jetty”. The Brush with our Heritage Art prize exhibition will be on display at Port Broughton’s Palate 2 Palette Restaurant and Art Gallery until December 19. The gallery is open to the public Thursday 6pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm and Sunday 11am to 2pm. “There were more than 30 entries in this year’s Art Prize and the interest from people throughout the region has

been enormous,” said gallery owner, Grant Rowlands. “We have already received dozens of votes for the People’s Choice winner which will be announced at the end of the exhibition.” The most popular artists chosen by the voting public wins a $250 cash prize Brinkworth The Christmas party will be on December 18 at the Stockyard Reserve shelter shed. BYO picnic tea, chairs/rugs and Santa will arrive at 7pm. Hamley Bridge It seems there was something in the water a few months ago as a number of babies have been born recently. And a set of twins is on the way early next year for the Koch family. Double trouble!

Christmas parade

And the Christmas street parade is on Saturday December 17. Light Street will be closed between 5.30 and 10.30pm

Floats start at the hospital at 7.30pm, with Santa visiting the patients first, and the parade then moves on to the main street. There’s food stalls and the kids can visit Santa. Floats and vehicles’ from the Gawler Car Club deliver Santa to his special chair at 8pm. Community groups will provide a variety of good food from 6pm. Local icon Jon Povey says “bring the family down for a good feed” and help volunteers raise funds for the footy club, swimming pool and institute. District School News

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•Owen Primary is holding its Christmas concert tonight in the town hall from 7pm. Its a huge night for the community and the hall overflows with everyone coming along to support the students. •Riverton High’s (RDHS) Year 10 students are participating in Australian Business Week this week. It gives participants a greater understanding of business as they take over and run their own simulated company. It’s a fun and challenging experience. • Balaklava High is holding its presentation night on December 14 in the town hall, starting at 7.30pm. • Balaklava Primary is holding its Carols by Candlelight on Tuesday December 13 at 7pm on the school oval. BYO chairs and rugs and enjoy a family night out. • Tarlee Primary had a Japanese Culture afternoon, indulging in Japanese foods, playing games like Jenga, and presented other activities. A great day was had by everyone.

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The Peter Pan photo last week of Bert Cocks (not Cox – sorry Bert!) was a hit, with many people saying he’d be hilarious in that role, although he usually wears blue tights, not green. Other contenders thrown into the mix for Peter Pan are builder Nick Durdin, and Owen farmers Andrew Parker and Gavin Marshman, who have both enjoyed dressing up in stockings in recent times. I might have to arrange some private auditions to have a “cast-off”. And Plains Producer reporter Les Pearson, who I suggested play Gilligan, is now watching re-runs of Gilligan’s Island as he’s too young to know what we’re talking about.

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n A local man, who has featured in this section twice before, has outdone himself in a recent tennis match. His opponent played a drop shot only to see the man in question race forward and hit a winner, the best shot ever apparently. However that was the cause for a torn groin muscle. His wife has refused to treat him (other than with contempt- just kidding), and he’s tried the icepacks (ouch) and the metho, but has now decided he needs professional help –

WE HEARD! from the physio that is. The verdict? He’s out of sport and any other physical activity that involves groins for at least the next six weeks. Long walks will do the trick so we’ll probably see him walking the streets or Lions trail. n Karlene of Balaklava – not sure of the spelling (of Karlene, that is) did her bit to promote the town when

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Cleattis Rhonda May Simon 9/7/1922 – 22/11/2011

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Well-known and loved Halbury and Balaklava resident, Cleattis Rhonda May Simon, passed away on Tuesday, November 22 at the age of 89. Cleattis (nee Siviour) was born on July 9, 1922 at Port Broughton Public Hospital, and after losing her mother at the age of four, was raised by her father and four older brothers. Cleattis and her family moved to Clements Gap where she rode five miles to school each day in a horse and sulky, and at the age of 11 she received her qualification certificate and left school. She began her working career minding a neighbour’s small children and was then offered a job doing housework for an elderly couple. Cleattis then moved into Port Pirie where she held a job as a companion and waitress to a doctor and high official of the Port Pirie smelters In 1940, Cleattis entered the nursing profession as a probation nurse at the Booleroo Centre Hospital. In 1943 she met her future husband, Stanley Reg Albert Simon, and they married on April 8, 1944 in Port Pirie, and lived together on Stan’s farm in Halbury. They raised four children, Pam, Marie, Doug and Gary. After 25 years on the farm, Stan and Cleattis moved into Balaklava, leaving the farm to their eldest son to manage. Cleattis was involved with the Halbury Sunday School, Red Cross at Halbury, Agriculture Bureau, Church Ladies Guild, Meals on Wheels, Senior Citizens and the CWA. Annually, Cleattis and Stan would holiday at Port Vincent until the passing of Stan on January 7, 1997. Cleattis then moved to Mill Court Nursing Home in Balaklava. Cleattis loved her home and garden, but her biggest love of all was her husband, four children, 13 grandchildren and 19 great grand children. The family thank Mill Court Nursing Home for the care given to Cleattis.

Planning delay for Roseworthy Plans for Roseworthy’s massive housing development have been paused after Light Regional Council (LRC) decided to postpone a decision until all public submissions were assessed. The concept plan was lodged by The Roseworthy Alliance – a consortium of developers – to the council in October, and was expected to gain approval at the November 22 meeting. However, LRC mayor, Bill O’Brien, now expects a decision will be made at the council meeting next Tuesday, December 13. “We are close to a final decision. We needed an extra few weeks for review so we could be satisfied with where we are at,” Mr O’Brien said. Until a decision is made, elected members will participate in workshops to further assess the proposal. The delay will provide councillors with more time to not only consider late submissions but also address questions and concerns. “There has been a reasonable amount of comment in relation to the buffer zone as this has a big impact on the project. “We wouldn’t want to get in the way of farming properties – we need to get that right,” Mr O’Brien said. While the project has hit a few complications, Mr O’Brien gives credit to planning staff. “They have been working tirelessly,” he said. The project is expected to begin in December 2012, once the Development Amendment Plan (DPA) is approved. The population of Roseworthy is set to inHow would you like a great crease to 60,000 by 2053 Sodastream carbonated drink under the Roseworthy maker for Christmas? Alliance Plan. To get you started on your fizzy adventure here’s your chance to win ONE OF THREE SodaStream starter packs thanks to The Plains Producer and SodaStream. Each prize pack is valued at $120 (RRP) and contains every“We always thing you need to get fizzing – 1 use Balaklava x White Genesis machine, 3 x

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subject to further funding opportunities to reach this stage in its entirety.” Public consultation closes on January 20.

Youth on many charges HAMLEY Bridge, Balaklava and Snowtown police arrested a 16-yearold youth from Clare after he was located in an alleged stolen motor vehicle at Port Wakefield on Saturday. He was charged with illegal use of a motor vehicle, breach of L-permit, breaching the prescribed concentration of alcohol, aggravated assault of police,

property damage and resisting arrest. It is alleged the motor vehicle had been stolen from Snowtown. The youth had his driver’s licence disqualified immediately for six months. He was conveyed to Elizabeth Police Station, where he was bailed to appear in court at a later date.

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Christmas Greetings

TWO WELLS & MALLALA

Christmas ‘royalty’ and bands lead big parade This year’s Two Wells Christmas street parade is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever with not one, but two marching bands The free event on Friday, December 16, will have the City of Enfield Brass Band and the Tea Tree Gully Redbacks Concert Band march in the parade and entertain throughout the night. This year for the first time there will be a Christmas parade prince and Princess. Cale Russell and Tameka Simons were chosen by the Two Wells Regional Action Team to highlight younger residents involved in the community. The pair will walk in the parade and help Father Christmas in Teddy Bear hall. Two Wells resident Lesley Hunkin has made the robes they will wear. Cale was nominated by Two Wells Scouts and Tameka by local resident, Norma Handley. The main street will be closed to traffic from 4.30pm to allow community members the chance

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TWO WELLS to sample food and products from a range of stalls. On offer will be everything from exotic filled liquorice, gelati, sausages and home made preserves to baked potatoes, jewelry, baby gear, cards and fruit salad. For the kids there’ll be a jumping castle, and of course meeting Father Christmas in Teddy Bear hall. Two Wells Craft Shop will also be open, so why not drop in, admire the recent renovations inside and do some Christmas shopping. The local Scout group will have come-and-try activities and following the parade, the Two Wells CFS will be staging a simulated road crash. There is bound to be something for everyone, so why not take the opportunity to get out with family and friends for a great, communitycentred night?

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Cale Russell and Tameka Simons in their “royal robes” made by Lesley Hunkin.

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Peter, Jenny and staff would like to wish their customers a Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year

PreparationS for the Christmas party and market on Thursday, December 15, are heating up. Mallala’s popular parade and family entertainment on the town oval is regarded as one of the best Christmas events on the Plains. Floats are to meet by 5.45pm at the hospital, with the parade set to start at 6pm. Father Christmas will be kicking around in his Magic Cave at the footy clubrooms from 6-8pm. The town oval will be turned into a sea of people and colour with the markets, a jumping castle, food and drink stalls, entertainment and dodgems scattered around the oval – something for everyone! • This Sunday, it’s carols at the oval, starting at 7pm, with the usual popular appearance by “the cockies choir.”

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Christmas Greetings

TWO WELLS & MALLALA

Weird, wacky and wonderful fun! Weird ‘n’ Wacky was the theme for this year’s Mallala primary school concert. The concert, was held on Thursday, November 17, with two shows. Held for the first time in the new gym, about 500 parents and friends attended, with each class performing a dance to Hannah Charnstrom - Lady Gaga style a weird ‘n’ wacky song-see program. Senior students performed comedy skits and the Festival of Music choir and Kyle Savill on guitar also entertained the audience. Another highlight of the concert was the Egyptian costumes from King Tut and also the skit, Perform This Way, (a weird send up of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way), which saw year six and seven students wearing costumes made from bubble wrap, fragile tape and platinum blonde wigs. Stephanie Radowicz, performing arts teacher at Mallala primary, said the Oompa Loompas waiting to go on stage (from left) enthusiasm of the younger classes was Lucy Howard, Jasmine Gibson and Nathan Hocking.

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Cameron Curnow, James Molenaar, Brayden Cocks - all mad scientists in Monster. BELOW: Lachlan Tregeagle as King Tut. once again a highlight as they smiled and waved to their parents in the audience. Senior students held the responsibility backstage, front of house, in the makeup department and as master of ceremonies. Performers also participated with the audience, allowing them to identify weird ‘n’ wacky songs played throughout the breaks. A presentation was made to parent Ray Savill, who had generously given up his time to video the concerts for the last 15 years.

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Mayor Marcus Strudwicke, councillors, and staff wish everyone a Merry Christmas and happy and safe New Year Mallala office & Two Wells Service Centre closed from 1pm Friday December 23 re-opening 9am Tuesday January 3, 2012

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Watch for speed limit change Wakefield to Kadina road and Port Wakefield to Auburn road. Speed limits on 45 sections (totalling 723 kilometres), located within about 100 km of Adelaide and on the Yorke Peninsula will be reduced. The speed limit changes do not apply to national highways or freeways such as the Northern

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Speed limit decision ‘flawed’ Ministers Kenyon, Conlon and your technical advisors: The rationale for reducing the speed limit from 110kmh to 100kmh on several of the state’s safest roads is severely flawed. It has always been internal DTEI (now DPTI) policy sealed (and straight, flat) roads, with a seal width over eight metres wide (therefore having solid white lines each side of the seal) are legislated and signed at 110km/h, such as the Mallala road (between Two Wells and Mallala) and more than half the length of the Balaklava-Mallala Road. This second example is misleadingly listed in your ‘Road Safety Now 100’ increase in travel time table as ‘Everard

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Balaklava Museum hosted a dinner to acknowledge and and thank volunteers within our local community to mark the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers, Funded by a government grant from the 2011 Volunteer Support Fund, the dinner, held last Thursday at the Royal Hotel, was attended by 57 people, drawn from the museum and 12 other Balaklava volunteer groups: Balaklava Area Committee, CFS, Ambulance Service, 1st Balaklava Scout Group, Meals on Wheels, Neighbourhood Shed, Red Cross, CWA, Courthouse Gallery, Lions Club, Leisure and Activity Group and Balaklava Community Services. “Many people within our community are involved in more than one volunteer group and we all know the value of volunteers – without volunteers most things don’t happen, especially in country areas,” said organiser, Norma Schopp, of Balaklava Museum.

Central – Mallala’road section and yet on the ‘DTE079 road map’ it is ‘BalaklavaMallala road. The way this has been sold to the public is misleading, deceitful and total spin! How many accidents have occurred on these roads to justify your explanation: “To reduce road trauma and help you get home safely, we’ve reduced the speed limit on more rural roads ... “evidence from around Australia and the world tells us ...” What about local case study! Yorke Peninsula roads, six fatalities – yes, justification exists here, but come on – the above examples – No! When will common sense prevail? Robert Veitch, Balaklava

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Draft Business Plan for Natural Resources Management The Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management (NRM) Board invites community members to provide feedback on its draft 2012 - 2015 Business Plan. The draft Business Plan, which is part of the Northern and Yorke Regional NRM Plan, outlines a three-year investment plan for management of the region’s natural resources: • Healthy soils; • Viable water resources; • Healthy coastal, estuarine and marine ecosystems; • Healthy terrestrial ecosystems; • Minimal pest impact; and • Community driven NRM. An outline of proposed income sources is provided in the draft Business Plan, available from the Board’s website or from Board offices. Comment is welcome on the draft Business Plan which can be viewed at www.nynrm.sa.gov.au The closing date for comment is 20 January 2012. For further information about the draft Business Plan, please contact the Northern and Yorke NRM Board on 8636 2361. 2837034

NEW 100km/h speed limits on our country roads are now coming into effect as the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) eases road users into the new legislation. Among the roads to be marked down from 110km/h to 100km/h are the Balaklava to Mallala road, Mallala to Two Wells road, Port

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With Balaklava Veterinary Service. Ph 8862 2088

Tips for hot dogs and cool cats this summer With hot weather on its way vets are providing practical tips to keep your pets cool over the summer months. Dr David Neck, from the Australian Veterinary Association, offers some simple tips that can help to prevent or minimise problems: Make sure there is cool, fresh water available at all times; leave multiple bowls of cool water in the shade that can’t be tipped over; keep an eye on older pets as they will be more susceptible to the heat; prolonged sun exposure can quickly lead to heat exhaustion, so a shaded area is vital; fill the kids’ paddling pool with a couple of inches of water and leave this in a shady spot for your dog to sit in; toss a few ice cubes in your dog or cat’s water bowl; leave a fan on; don’t exercise during the hottest part of the day; put treats in the freezer – they’ll cool your pet down and give them something to do when you’re out; if you own a long haired dog, give them a trim to help them cope better. Never leave a pet unattended in a car, even when the weather isn’t all that hot.

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LOCAL v Living

The way We were

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• Toby and Dillon Michael were lucky enough to meet 36er’s star basketballer, Mark Davis.

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• After 18 years’ service, Dublin CFS captain Terry Halford decided to hang up his helmet and hand the reigns over to fellow CFS member, Tony Pieterson.

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YEARS AGO November 1991

•Balaklava Hair Care Centre third year apprentice, Jo Lambert won the ‘cut and colour’ section of the Statewide Hair and Beauty Competition, held at the Adelaide College of TAFE.

• Dec 11 Carols by Candlelight at Woolsheds Church Rhynie • Dec 13: Balaklava Primary School Carols By Candlelight. • Dec 15: Mallala Christmas Street Parade and combined Mallala Community Markets. • Dec 16: Balaklava Christmas Pageant. • Dec 17: Salt of the Earth Country Market, Port Wakefield • Dec 18: Carols in the Balaklava Triangle. Send us your diary dates!

by H Kiely and L Smart (StJoseph’s Convent); Choir (also Convent); Play “Pyramus and Thisbe” (H/ school intermediate class); Piano Accordian item (LS Wise College of Music); English Fair (primary school); Play “A Distant Relative” (H/school second years); Music Lovers’ Society Choir; and a Play “Shadow of Doubt” (Balaklava Amateur Dramatic Society). High school students taking part in the items were: Trevor Barr, Sally Hunt, Tony Cleary, Beverley Milich, Andra Cullen, Graham Masters, John Madigan, Kevin Palmer, Robert Smith, Brian Lamond, Neil David, Robert Mitchell, John Nancarrow, Roger Dick, June Mahoney, Maxine Bansemer, Adrian Kraft and Barry Sutton.

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Rev. F Hambly, MA, BD (Master of Lincoln College), his topic “Education for Citizenship.” Tuesday: Sports Afternoon 1.45pm at Balaklava High School grounds – basketball lightning carnival (Convent v Primary School; Keith House v Ross House); football (primary school v high school first years); senior high school volley ball. Wednesday: Music and Drama Evening, 8pm at Balaklava Institute – items included Pianoforte duet

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heat. It’s almost comical how many of the who’s who from the wannabe world rock up to events like this. No more are such festivals about the music. They’re about vanity, expensive alcohol and lots of bottles of water. You can bet your last dollar there will be plenty of talented artists doing their thing on stage, there is no doubting that. However, it is not the artists competing for attention from the crowd, it’s the people in the crowd. I liken it to being at a giant sleazy nightclub during the day. So, if you’re into music but hate pretentious show-off snobs, Stereosonic is not for you. If you attended Steroesonic on the weekend and think I’ve got this all wrong, you are probably one of those aforementioned people I have described. Tune in next time, ‘coz I’m Mr Brightside.

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Thursday: Visiting Day – at Preschool, Primary School, Convent, High School and CWA rooms. Friday was the ‘big’ day: Demonstrations (in the Institute) – “Music Through Movement” by Lady de Crespigny, and “Creative Speech” by Mrs Piddington. Arbor Day was also observed at the Primary School. Then there was the Education Ball on Friday night in the Institute – “good floor…good band… good supper…good time!! …admission 6/- …dancing 8.30pm to 1am.” Throughout the week there was a window display of adult education at Bansemer’s Store. • In 1961, Education Week was a district observance, but we’ll look at that next week.

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december 18 A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge..........11.00am CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava.................. 10.30am Pt Wakefield.... Liturgy 9.00am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am

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

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Community church Pinery........................6.00pm

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

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..... Carols 6.00pm Nantawarra..................9.00am Tarlee..........................9.15am Carols 7.00pm

december 25 christmas day A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava (Dec 24)...... 7.00pm anglican Clare.......................... 8.00am Balaklava.................... 9.00am Auburn...................... 9.00am Penwortham.............11.00am CATHOLIC CHURCH Mallala....................... 8.30am Pt Wakefield............... 8.30am Saddleworth............ 10.00am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................... 9.00am Community church Pinery........................ 9.00am LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................... 9.00am LUTHERAN Auburn...................... 8.30am Balaklava.................... 8.30am UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Owen Comm............. 9.30am Hamley Bridge.......... 8.30am Balaklava......................9.00am (comb at COC) Tarlee..........................8.30am

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Hope and help for Jessica T wo Wells Primary School reception teacher Jessica Wadey was married in October this year and, unlike most newlyweds, did not head for the typical white, sandy beaches and warm water of a honeymoon on a tropical island. Instead this young, energetic and compassionate teacher, has just returned from almost two weeks roughing it in rural Cambodia, where she volunteered to give aid to the needy and worked to help communities get back on their feet after recent flooding. Twenty-seven-year-old Jessica, along with her husband Andrew Rogers, and parents Mary and Grahame Wadey, touched down back in Australia on November 27 after their stint as volunteers with the 2h Project. The 2h Project – standing for hope and help – was founded by Jessica’s good friend Kate Taylor about 10 years ago and according to its website, is a “not for profit Australian development organisation working with local communities overseas to bring help and build hope for the poor and disadvantaged”. The organisation does this through a variety of programs, including Farming for Futures, Sight for Life, Safe Arrivals and Beyond Business, with sustainable farming practices, safe births and restoring eyesight just some of the focus points of the programs. Jessica said the trip had been life changing and was something she will never forget. “It was brilliant, it was very dif-

ferent, and an eye-opener,” she said. “It was a honeymoon to remember and it was life changing for me and my husband. “We now have a different view on how we want to live our lives and the things we want to do.” Jessica said her trip centered mostly on the Sight for Life project, which aims to give eyesight to thousands of Cambodians through cataract surgery. “We went out to rural communities doing eye screening of the very poor,” she said.

T PEOPLE Bec O’Brien “And then we saw the follow up of the cataract procedure the following day. “It’s a very poor community and we’ve helped set up a community base where people can come and help make mats, which they will sell, and we taught them a bit about hygiene, cooking and basic first aid. “We also took a load of kids to a swimming centre who had never been before. “A lot of them didn’t even have bathers and they just loved it, it was a great experience.” Jessica said volunteers were based in the local community, eating and sleeping with the villagers and help-

ing wherever they could. She said the people were so generous and kind; they had made her realise the important things in life. “I really appreciated my bed when we came home,” she said. “But you make do, and I just kept on thinking ‘I’m not here for me’. “It just brings you back down to earth about what’s important. “Material things are not that important to us anymore “It’s the people around the you and what you do that’s important.” After years of suffrage under dictator Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, Jessica said she was amazed at the locals’ capacity to be tolerant and patient, and their ability to get on with life. “They have nothing but they want for nothing,” she said. “I just found that a big eye-opener. “They were very appreciative, so thankful for everything that we did. “They couldn’t thank us enough (and) it was an experience I’ll never forget.” Jessica said funds raised by the 2h Project went directly to the communities most in need, with all volunteers donating their time and services and the organisation also focusing on training the Cambodians in better farming and life practices to help them in the future. Before leaving for Cambodia, Jessica said the students and school community at Two Wells Primary School got behind her trip, donating books, toys, stuffed animals, hair clips, stickers and pencils. With 20 kilograms of donations

Jessica Wadey has returned from volunteering in Cambodia. collected Jessica was lucky she travelled as part of a group, which allowed her a much larger luggage limit. “The kids just loved it (the gifts),” she said. “They are just so thankful for a pen and the tiniest bit of paper.” Jessica said people didn’t need to be in a trained position to volunteer for 2H trips, as the group provided

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Chad and Talon Coombe, with Dick French, hold the Plains Producer from 2010 showing the area as it is now and pictures from almost a year ago.

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XACTLY 12 months after the horrifying floods of December 2010 ravaged the small town of Stockport, every member of the community will pause today to reflect on a year of overcoming adversity. Looking around the town today, if you didn’t know of December’s devastating deluge, it is almost impossible to picture the ruin and despair facing Stockport residents this time last year. Instead, the town seems to shine with a new lustre, locals smile as they continue going about their respective rebuilding, repairs and refurbishments. The effort is nothing short of gallant, the attitude, commendable. With harvest going on around them, the community reaps the rewards of knuckling down and getting on with life. There are many milestones to acknowledge along the way. The State government provided the Stockport Community Association (SCA)

with $100,000 to get the town back on its feet again soon after the floods hit. SCA secretary, Dick French, documented the happenings. Two town meetings were held, the first to establish a ‘wishlist’of what locals would like to see the money spent on, the second to prioritise that list. Refurbishing the once condemned town hall and establishing a permanent post office and school bus shelter within its confines emerged as the number one goal. Public toilets near the hall and providing wheelchair access to the facility were included in the initial request. The refurbishments included painting, both inside and out, of the hall, redoing the floors and hanging new doors. Mr French said with the exception of the public toilets, which have been allocated $50,000 by Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council (CGVC) and under the design stage, most of this work is now complete. He was thrilled to see how

ABOVE AND RIGHT: The view from Tim Hughes’ home shows the receding water at Stockport.

far SCA made the funding stretch, with assistance from generous local tradespeople. “Instead of getting the council to provide their preferred tradesmen to do things, we organised our own,” Mr French said. “We spent our money a lot better by utilising these local fellas, who did it all at a really decent price.” esidents also called for a new shelter at the oval, barbecue facility and a playground upgrade. Bulk grain handler, Viterra, contributed $5000 towards the new shelter, now standing above a playground steadily acquiring new equipment. Some extra seating, table and a barbecue are yet to ar-

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STOCKPORT 2.30Pm thursday, DECEMBER 9, 2010 rive but will do so in the near future. Mr French said SCA had received a grant for $25,000 to put in exercise equipment and a two-seater swing. The town’s tennis courts have been stripped bare like a skinned rabbit, awaiting a new surface to be applied in coming months. To assist with drainage, the Natural Resource Management Board has approved a grant of $30,000 to clean out debris remaining in the Gilbert river bed, starting on December 12. “There’s a lot of concrete, rocks and rubbish that has been dumped in there at some stage and some plants there, which are just in the wrong place. A CGVC excavator has

also tidied up the riverbanks around the bridge, while council mowers cleaned up the grass around the reeds for the Tidy Towns judging a few months ago. Council went on to supply the town with paint to give the bridge a new look recently. It was 25 years since the bridge was last painted. “We had three generations of people working on it, so that was pretty good,” Mr French said. Stockport will also be getting new town entry signs, designed by John Povey. “The signs combine all the iconic features of Stockport,” Mr French said. “I think they look pretty nice.” A volunteer group, known to locals as SOFA, has also emerged as a handy workforce,

handling odd jobs around the place, basing themselves in the old croquet shed. A town newsletter, the Stocky Standard, printed monthly by Nick Champion’s office, has also been keeping residents in the loop. Finally, the Lions Club of Australia is funding a holiday retreat for 30 local youth at Victor Harbor this summer, supported by the YMCA. No doubt there is other work completed or ongoing in the town Mr French forgot to mention but it is a serious list of achievements within a year for a town almost washed off the map 12 months ago.

NEXT pages: Getting back to ‘normal’

‘There are lots of positives to come out of it’ – says Dick French •From Page 1 The response from both volunteers and aid agencies was swift. “One thing that struck me was the way both State and Local government organisations pulled together so quickly and set up the chain of rescue,” Mr French said. The town’s residents also turned their focus to the huge job at hand. “I was just impressed the way people got on with their bit,” Mr French said. “They haven’t lamented about it, they’ve got on with it. “It must have been pretty traumatic for them.”

For a short period, there was no hiding the devastation for each of those affected. “It was pretty scary seeing these mountains of refuse, sitting by the side of the road,” Mr French said. “I would imagine people thinking ‘that’s all of me, sitting out there, everybody can see my dilemma’. It was pretty confronting.” Just as the town’s residents refuse to dwell on the past, Mr French got straight back onto the positive mindframe. “It’s been quite positive, the fact that things have been done that wouldn’t have been done

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if we couldn’t get the funding,” he said. “With the community banding together, more things have come out of it as a result.” Mr French paid tribute to the efforts and resilience of SCA president, Brian Koch. “(He) has done most of the work, coordinating most of the recovery and clean-up efforts and also kept at council to get things done around the town,” he said. Mr French even went as far to say Stockport is a better place after the flood. “I think it is,” he confirmed. “I think there are lots of positives to have come out of it,” he said.

The hall is now a regular location for local musicians to jam, while the upcoming Christmas and Australia Day parties at the town oval are well supported by residents. Mr French said a special invitation will go to the CFS to attend the Australia Day cricket match at Stockport Oval. “They are the unsung heroes,” he said. Before then, today will be a time of reflection for the town, a moment to pause and remember a day not dwelled upon with great significance in recent months. “They will this week,” Mr French said. www.plainsproducer.com.au

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TANDING three metres above the ground, the new home of Brad and Loraine Pilgrim almost resembles an ark, safe from floodwater, which virtually destroyed their previous Stockport home in December last year. It easily clears the recommended build height, raised after the natural disaster in late 2010. Brad was pumped with the progress so far, given his house only arrived on site barely a week ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Selecta Homes were the people that our insurance company recommended we go through,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The normal homes they have are only engineered to a certain height, and because I had to be no less than 1500mm off of the ground, it had to be one of these pole homes.â&#x20AC;? The house was driven by truck from the Selecta Homes site at Parafield Gardens at 9am and was being raised onto its poles by noon the same day. Watching a home lifted three metres into the air was a spectacle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A few people in town came and had a few beers while watching,â&#x20AC;? Brad said. To make room for the new dwelling, Brad single-handedly demolished his former residence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a slow process and I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to rush it as I knew I had to go through all the approval stages and everything like that,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just grabbed a hammer and a crowbar and chipped away at it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got the grinder in there every now and then but there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really

BRAD and Lorraine Pilgrim with their new house. a great deal of tools I needed, mainly work hours.â&#x20AC;? During the steady demolition process, he rented another house in town while its owner was away travelling. With only the driveway, fencing and a few internal jobs to be completed, Brad expects the couple to be moved in within two weeks, just in time for Christmas. He also now has the perfect view for watching the sunset while enjoying a beer and barbecue on his balcony, overlooking the valley of the Gilbert river.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been looking at what the shade is like but it shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be too bad, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a nice setting out here,â&#x20AC;? Brad said. He is also comforted at the thought he can provide refuge should the high floodwaters return. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the same situation happens again â&#x20AC;&#x201C; maybe it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying to make it like a safety area and make it known it is one point in town where people can go to when the water gets high,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If it happens again, the doors are open.â&#x20AC;?

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ITH the one working power outlet in her home floods inundated last year, Stockport resident, Julie Puckridge, plugs in her Christmas lights. While the arrangement is barely a scratch on her usually elaborate display, which has won competitions against her neighbours in years gone by, she has utilised powerboards and double adapters to do the best she can with what was not destroyed by water. The family is still living in a lined shed behind their home, as renovations continue at one of the worst affected properties by the floodwaters. Julie said they’re still about four months from moving back in, given the new bathroom is a fair way from being completed, but she was in a much better mood compared to how she was feeling 12 months ago. “I guess I haven’t lost everything,” she explained. Reflecting back on that terrible 24 hours, Julie described the chaos as she battled to prevent floodwater entering her home. “Water was coming in from all sides of the house, the power was out, CFS trucks were driving up and down the street, rain was pouring, lightning was crashing, it was just like a movie,” she said. It was a day she, nor the town, will ever forget. “It was such a traumatic event,” Julie said. a week, and on Sundays we have “I used to run youth clubs so I’m to build. pretty close to all the kids in town “It’s only him and me, and my and they all come and tell me they’re parents in their 70s.” scared to sleep when it’s raining Health problems including back heavily. issues and tendonitis further compli“One of our cats still hasn’t come cate matters. home, he’s too traumatised.” “They say to make it better we’ve Her family’s battle to get back got to stop everything – not going to inside their home has been fought happen,” Julie said, resiliently. “I’m relatively by themselves. nearly 50, I’m getting too old for this.” “We didn’t get enough out of our Progress is steady but Julie reinsurance to pay for tradespeople,” mains positive. she said. “It’s all new floors now, so we’re “It’s a bit depressing because my a bit closer to the ceiling,” she joked husband works 60 hours or six days as she walked through the house.

JULIE DECKS THE HALLS WITH POSITIVE VIBES

Still a merry Christmas

JULIE decorates her house and, RIGHT, the kitchen under construction. BELOW: Dick French in the refurbished hall

“We have our moments, we do, but we’re getting there.” The family has received enough support to get by and she is more than appreciative. “We were given a brown leather lounge suite the other day, to replace the pink one we had,” Julie said. “Everything we’ve got has been donated, it’s been brilliant.” Julie also maintains a sense of humour as the anniversary rolls around. “I was going to get one of those inflatable rafts from Big W and put it out the front with a sign saying ‘just in case’,” she chuckled.

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Chad Coombe with the large concrete flood wall protecting his house. Plains Producer, Wednesday December 7, 2011

UCKED away behind a giant wall like the city of Jericho, Chad and Bek Coombe’s home almost looks like a bomb shelter, far from the bomb site it resembled 12 months ago. About six cubic metres of concrete forms the barricade protecting his home from future floods. The couple’s home sits the lowest in the town, built virtually on the bank of the Gilbert river, which flowed freely through his home in last year’s floods, water reaching above waist height inside. There is method to what appears to be his concrete-happy madness, the subsided river simply trickles nearby, innocently. All four walls have some form of water repellent, to divert flow elsewhere. “I learnt a lot from being here and seeing what happened,” Chad said. It is also believed to be the oldest house in Stockport, a former stopover site for stock drovers some 160 years ago. The fact the house still stands today is testament to construction techniques centuries ago. “Back in the day, they knew how to build,” Chad laughed.

Huge, thick stone walls feature prominently and it is little wonder, considering the home would have withstood at least five serious floods over its time. Inside, the home is well restored, Chad’s background as a builder evident, although Bek did her part, mastering plastering and getting quaint with the paint. They hope to have their home fully functional when the kitchen arrives on December 17, with Bek previously washing dishes out of a bucket for 10 months before a new dishwasher relieved her of those duties. Chad smiles now at all the work behind him, a year of daily construction and repair effort all but a strenuous memory. He accepted the achievement to be where they are now is nothing short of remarkable but battles to acknowledge it at times. “You do struggle to pat yourself on the back, because we’re not quite there yet,” Chad said. “It seems like forever for us, but it’s only been a year and that’s what we have to keep telling ourselves.” A caravan donated by a Yorketown

couple was their home for a few months and coupled with the generosity of friends and community members, Chad developed a renewed faith for mankind. “You sometimes wonder where the nice people are in this world and then something like this happens and suddenly, they’re there,” he explained. The couple beam with pride when walking through their home, their only regret was being unable to salvage early childhood photos of each of their three children. “All our photos are gone and that hurts,” Chad said. “You’ll never get that stuff back.” They were washed away with last year’s Christmas presents. However, this year, things will be different, the family of five able to share the festive season together in their recently renovated home. “I’m pretty big on spending time with the kids but over the last year, I just haven’t had the time,” Chad explained. It’s something that has been worth the wait for Chad and Bek. “We’ve come a long way,” he said. “Everything’s looking up from here.” www.plainsproducer.com.au

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SPORT v Tennis

Tournament ‘a hit’ at Mallala MALLALA Tennis Club held its first Junior Tennis Tournament on Sunday, with young tennis players from throughout the region travelling from clubs such as Owen, Long Plains, Balaklava and Clare to make up the 27 competitors involved in the day. Due to a shortage of female entrants, the tournament became a mixed competition, although, still highly contested. The tournament consisted of three age groups; 12 and under, 14 and under and 17 and under for both singles and doubles competition.

The day was enjoyed by all and some great tennis was played. Congratulations to all trophy winners and medal winners! Thank you to everyone who entered the tournament, and a big thank you to all who helped organise, set-up, umpire, cook and clean to make the day a success! Mallala Tennis Club hopes to continue this tournament in years to come on the last Sunday of November, so mark it in your diaries! Details will be released closer to the date. – Douglas Howard

n PICtured is co-organiser, Douglas Howard hitting a backhand during the tournament.

n UNDER 17 Doubles runners-up Charles Fry (Owen) and Jason McBride (Balaklava) with winners Josh Pearse and Daniel Minney (Clare).

n ABOVE: Trent Graham, Mallala. n LEFT: Charles Fry, Owen.

n UNDER 17 singles plate winner, Charles Fry (Owen), champion runner-up Daniel Minney and champion Josh Pearse (both Clare).

n UNDER 14 Doubles runners-up Brooke Wilson and Rachel Dunstan (Owen) with winners Zac Sholz and Dillon Michael (Balaklava). n RIGHT: Under 14 singles champion runner-up Brooke Wilson (Owen) with champion Dillon Michael (Balaklava).

n UNDER 12 DOUBLES runners-up Riley Thorne and Brett Jenkin (Mallala), with winners Ben Pearse and Angus Dare (Clare).

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n UNDER 12 SINGLES plate winner, Riley Thorne (Mallala), champion runner-up Riley Curnow (Long Plains) and champion Ben Pearse (Clare). Plains Producer, Wednesday December 7, 2011


SPORT v District

Tennis

Junior tennis

Balaklava night

It was a quiet night, too quiet for some in fact as texts were being sent from one end of the courts to the other end asking where the noisy people were. Some had a bye and others were actually there, but were obviously out of breath so they couldn’t scream or throw their heads back and laugh! And not a laughing matter - a reminder that subs are overdue - please pay this week if you haven’t already. Division 1 Bad Boys Wally Treverton and Tanya Greenshields were wondering what had happened to their team, as captain Andrew Lane and teammate Kerry Williams were nowhere to be seen. Laney was having some muscle treatment, but what was Kerry’s excuse? Scott McDonald and Kate Cmrlec filled in, but it didn’t help the Bad Boys as they crashed to Pauline Hill’s Top Guns 5-32 to 1-18. Well done to Scott and Tanya on winning a tiebreaker in a big upset over Pauline and Adam Pratt, while Wally and Kate were unlucky to lose a tiebreaker to the two lefties, Jordan Taylor and Joy Ryan. Darren Scholz’s Lethal Weapons, or weapons of mass destruction, scraped through to defeat Paul McBride’s Fugitives 3-25 to 3-24. Fugitives’ Tania Allen ‘did a Marty’ and checked and re-checked the scores but to no avail. Three 5-3s and a tiebreaker were played in this close match. Paul, and Tania in a grudge match against mother Julia Hoskin, did well winning a tie over Colin Mutton and Julia. Riley Curnow filled in for the Fugitivies and started bodyline tactics in his set with Dustin Gutherg, hitting opponent Di Taylor in the chesty region, giving her a big bruise. Di’s partner Scholzy had to come to the rescue with the ice pack, which was a bit cold for that area. Then Julia got sick of Tania winning and hit her in the arm. The Lethal Weapons, battered and bruised, got the last laugh, and they did laugh hard! The final division one match saw the absent Louise Michael’s Terminators get terminated by Marty ‘Mr Drippy’ Brice’s Ghostbusters, 5-27 to 1-23. The Termys were unlucky to lose two tiebreakers, with Jarred Thiele featuring in both against the human calculator, Marty Brice. Well done to Chris Curnow and Cherie Cmrlec on winning the Termys’ only set over Gary ‘just call me Betty’ Wehr and Kathryn Taylor. Young Douglas Howard filled in for the Termys and was pitted against Helen Barry, having a consistent battle with every set being 5-3. Emily Taylor’s division one Grinches had a good win over the absent Diane Gregor’s Simpsons, 4-27 to 2-21. Alex Wilson and Pete Georg filled in for the Simpsons and Kevyna Gardner for the Grinches. Pete featured in both of the Simpsons’ winning sets, one each with Carolyn Mutton and Alex. Four sets were 5-3s so it was a close affair. Grinches Daniel Lu is improving, putting two wins on the board! Grinches team motivator and Daniel’s coach, Jarek Flight had a good hit against young Robert McNair but Jarek was just

too good on the night, and after coming second in her first two sets, Emily tok the third one from Pete. Mary Heslop’s Incredibles faced a strong Nemos team, led by Bec Houston. With Jason McBride filling in, the team was even stronger. Incredibles Wade Taylor and Tanya Heslop did well agaist Keanan Catford and Bridget Guthberg, and were unlucky to lose a tiebreaker. Wade and Ben Mayne also had a close 5-3 set against Jason and Keanan but couldn’t quite get there. We won’t mention Ben and Mary had a woopsie moment in their set and had to drop the daks to Jason and Bec. The other set scores were respectable. Good to see all new players improving and having some great rallies. Nemos 6-37 to Incredys 0-12. The final division two match saw David Northcott’s Shreks have a good win over the now injured Cherie Cleary’s Flintstones, 5-35 to 1-14. Michelle Williams filled in for the Flintys and played David all night, finally getting him in the last, winning a tiebreaker with Peter Rohrlach over David and EmmaLee Lomman. Cherie injured her foot in the first set – thanks to Daniel Artis-Nicholson who jumped in to play (luckily it wasn’t against his mum Sue for the rest of the night!) To hold bragging rights, Sue and partner Megan Shepherd made sure they won their set over Daniel and Ash Flynn. Ash and Peter R were unluckly to lose a long 5-3 to Emma-Lee and Sue, but battled

MNTA premiership table as at November 26 W

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B Grade Mintaro Riverton Blyth Auburn Farrell Flat/Sevenhill Hilltown Watervale Clare Aces Clare Hot Shots

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Juniors Auburn Hilltown Clare Red Blyth Alligators Clare White Clare Yellow Clare Blue Blyth Crocodiles Clare Green Sevenhill

4 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 0

1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 6

A Grade Clare Masters Clare Young Guns Blyth Balaklava Saddleworth Hilltown Long Plains Dalkey

F A % 643 502 56.16 700 422 62.39 691 572 54.71 643 603 51.61 449 569 44.11 679 581 53.89 474 745 38.88 484 769 38.63 623 417 59.90 684 577 54.24 531 483 52.37 440 376 53.92 601 524 53.42 609 664 47.84 452 559 44.71 266 406 39.58 403 613 39.67 293 243 54.66 304 260 53.90 279 249 52.84 265 237 52.79 249 246 50.30 341 304 52.87 286 300 48.81 241 230 51.17 275 272 50.27 181 373 32.67

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RILEY Curnow, Long Plains hits a forehand during his division one match on Saturday, in which Balaklava Gold were victorious, 5-35 to 1-21. Riley battled hard in a tie-breaker against Ben Heaslip, 7-6. • Pictured below is Callum Michael about to return the ball in his division one match for Balaklava Gold.

hard. Well done to both teams for persevering after injury time! Cherie will join Laney now and they’ll have to share the massaging. This Thursday is the last match before the Christmas break, so we hope you all have a great break and see you back on February 2.

Mid north

Results from Saturday December 3, 2011. Long Plains 5-75 lost to Clare Masters 19-127. Ladies Singles: Leah Tynan lost to Belinda Dare 2-6, Karen Tynan lost to Lisa Bennie 1-6, Paul Sharer lost to Belinda McInerney 0-6, Kirsty Sammons lost to Kate Haitmann 2-6, Clare Howard lost to Gabrielle Weckert 2-6, Amy Daniel lost to Robyn Slade 0-6. Mens Singles: James Rundle lost to Mark West 6-7, Mark Pym def Andrew Noack 6-0, Ross Sharer lost to Reuben Zweck 2-6, Daniel Brewster lost to Josh Pearse 4-6, Peter Pym def Todd Slade 6-2, Nick Algar lost to Cameron Longbottom 3-6.

lower north jnrs

DIVISION 1: Owen 6-36 d. Mallala Black 0-14. Doubles: Robinson/Fry d Watson/Graham 6-3, McBride/Harkness d B.Wilson/S.Wilson 6-1. Singles Kieren Robinson d Josh Watson 6-2, Charles Fry d Trent Graham 6-2, Jason McBride d Brooke Wilson 6-5, Brayden Harkness d Sally Wilson 6-1. Balaklava Gold 5-35 d Long

Plains 1-21. Doubles: Michael/ Freebairn lost to N Curnow/Sharer 4-6, Heaslip/Scholz d R Curnow/ Daniel 6-4. Singles: Callum Michael d Nick Curnow 6-1, Brett Freebairn d Corey Sharer 6-3, Ben Heaslip d Riley Curnow 7-6, Zac Scholz d Amy Daniel 6-1. Balaklava Silver 6-36 d Hamley Bridge 0-15. Doubles: H Greenshields/Taylor d C Humphrys/Bell 6-4, Greenshields/ Michael d A Humphrys/Sellars 6-2. Singles: Hedley Greenshields d Claire Humphrys 6-1, Jordan Taylor d Tristan Bell 6-2, Marni Greenshields d Amy Humphrys 6-5, Jake Michael d Jessica Sellars 6-1. Balaklava White 4-28 d Balaklava Green 2-29. Doubles: L Williams/Michael d Michael/Cmrlec 6-5, Freebairn/A Williams lost to Lane/VanKleef 3-6. Singles: Luke Williams d Ben Michael 6-2, Dillon Michael d Kate Cmrlec 6-5, Gemma Freebairn lost to Henry Lane 1-6, Ashleigh Williams d Taylar Durdin 6-5. DIVISION 2: Two Wells 1 3-26 d Mallala 3-25. Doubles: Humphrys/Gameau lost to Jenkin/ Dunstan 4-6, Tapscott/Musolino d Strudwicke/Howard 6-3. Singles: Jamie Humphrys lost to Mark Jenkin 2-6, James Gameau d Rachel Dunstan 6-2, Angus Tapscott d Lachlan Strudwicke 6-2, Caitlin Musolino lost to Alex Howard 2-6. Balaklava Gold 3-26 d Owen 3-25. Doubles: Semnutin/Scholz

lost to Pratt/Lane 2-6, Heaslip/ Renshaw d Harkness/Heaslip 6-3, Singles Mitchell Semnutin lost to Jared Pratt 3-6, Todd Scholz lost to Riley Lane 3-6, Sarah Heaslip d Jake Harkness 6-1, Syjourn Renshaw d Jessica Heaslip 6-3. Hamley Bridge 3-30 d Two Wells 2 3-24. Doubles: McCabe/M Langtry lost to Eastman/T Briscoe 4-6, Powell/H Langtry d M Briscoe/ Baker 6-3. Singles:Amy McCabe lost to Natisha Eastman 5-6, Mia Langtry lost to Tarsha Briscoe 3-6, Tyler Powell d Macey Briscoe 6-3, Hannah Langtry d Monica Baker 6-0. Balaklava Green 4-28 d Long Plains 2-24. Doubles: White/ Lane d H Hosking/H McArdle 6-2, Selleck/Michael lost to J Daniel/M Hosking 3-6. Singles: Tenneal White d Harry Hosking 6-2, Tom Lane lost to Hannah McArdle 1-6, Kristy Selleck d Jessica Daniel 6-5, Toby Michael d Mary Hosking 6-3. DIVISION 3 Balaklava Green 5-32 d Owen 1-24. Doubles: T Lamond/Clifford d Lloyd/Gameau 6-5, Lane/C Lamond d J Heaslip/M Heaslip 6-4. Singles: Tyson Lamond d Kaitlyn Lloyd 6-3, Aaron Clifford d Tom Gameau 6-5, Emma Lane d Jack Heaslip 6-1, Chloe Lamond lost to Max Heaslip 2-6. Mallala 6-36 d Two Wells 1 0-22. Doubles: May/Cocks d Lawson/Chua 6-5, Bakker/Matters d L Turner/Dart 6-3. Singles: Matt May d Cassandra Lawson 6-5, Brayden Cocks d Martina Chua 6-3, Gabrielle Bakker d Lauren

Turner 6-2, Kimberly Matters d Zoe Dart 6-4. Long Plains 3-26 d Balaklava Gold 3-22. Doubles: McArdle/ Barr lost to West/Allen 3-6, Waddell/Woodroofe d Tiller/Freebairn 6-4. Singles: Georgina McArdle lost to Billy West 3-6, Angie Barr d Lori Allen 6-0, Matthew Waddell lost to Claudia Tiller 2-6, Tommy Woodroofe d Matthew Freebairn 6-0. Two Wells 2 4-29 d Hamley Bridge 2-24. Doubles: C Foubister/Tapscott d Sellars/Loffler 6-3, J Foubister/Boyd lost to Langtry/ Watson 2-6. Singles: Chelsea Foubister d Kimberley Sellars 6-1, Jack Tapscott d Ethan Loffler 6-4, Jake Foubister lost to Nadia Langtry 3-6, Kobe Boyd d Amber Watson 6-4. Premiership table Division 1 Points % Owen 14 90.48 Mallala Black 10 69.44 Balaklava Silver 7 59.38 Balaklava Green 7 53.13 Balaklava White 6 41.67 Mallala White 5 43.75 Balaklava Gold 5 38.10 Long Plains 1 33.33 Hamley Bridge 1 12.50 Division 2 Points % Owen 10 62.50 Balaklava Gold 10 57.89 Balaklava Green 9 59.52 Two Wells 1 9 58.82 Hamley Bridge 9 57.50 Long Plains 4 40.48 Mallala 4 38.10 Two Wells 2 1 26.32

Home team wins Invitation Medley The Moonta Bowling Club Ladies Invitation Medley was played on Friday November 25, opened by Patroness Mary Roach. Twentytwo clubs were represented, some travelling from as far away as Wakerie, Warooka and Adelaide, with 32 teams in the competition; consisting of 128 ladies. Country Living Homes representative, Luke Pridham attended to present prizes. Winners were from Moonta; Kay Johns, Sally Girardi, Judith Hayde and Helen Biship. Runners-up were Hawthorn; Jan Lind,

Marian Polek, Rose Mitchell and Anne Wehr. Third, on a count back from Maitland, was Wallaroo; Andrea Radley, Claire Eichenberger, Jan Harringan and Heather Knevitt. Best Pair winners, after six count backs, were from Wallaroo Mines; Marilyn Stock and Dot Hockey. The ‘oldest team’ were from Arthurton, and the ‘babes’ were from Minlaton. Many went home with prizes off the money boards, raffles and goodies off the trading table.

n Winners, Moonta (from left) Kay Johns, Sally Girardi, Country Living Homes representative Luke Pridham, Judith Hayde and Helen Bishop. www.plainsproducer.com.au

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‘Sizzler’ displays

SPORT v Basketball

Young players impress What is it that has a player perform well one week and not the next? Dribbler says it is confidence – while I think it is practise. I couldn’t believe it this week. Shots that last week just dropped, this week rolled around the ring and dropped out. There were a number of players who ‘sizzled’ this week. Tenneal and Ciara were two in the Under 16 Girls. The other game, between Suns and Owen, was more exciting from a team point of view, with Suns just managing those winning two points. Dribbler was impressed with the way Rebecca Fritz put in those important shots under the basket. Brooke Wilson’s scores amaze me as she seems to shoot from impossible places. The defensive work of Alexandra Wehr was also impressive and could have been the reason for the Suns making it. Great game girls! Connor Lane had

Friday Night Lights ADELAIDE PLAINS BASKETBALL REPORT

n TENAYAH Renshaw, Celtics, dribbles down the court during Friday night’s women’s game against the Bulldogs. n LEFT: Tess Lawson, Celtics, performs a layup, past the defence of Bulldogs’ Fiona Tiller.

By Three Points

one of those nights in Owen’s close win over the Longies Under 14 Boys. He is big and strong and made sure of his shots. He was not the biggest out there, however Dribbler thought some of the shorter lads grew tall with their tenacity and pace. Jacob Baker blitzed the field and looks to be a player with a future, while Connor McCann did the same on a number of occasions for Longies. They both had us standing a number of times and Dribbler reckons it was Jacob who gave Owen the lead in the last seconds. Well done boys! The Under 18 Boys’ games were worth the watch this week, with excitement and scoring to grab the attention of any basketball spectator.

Dribbler reckons they out-did the A Men for interest. Owen’s defence with Jarrad Dunstan and Ryan Konzag, knowing what it takes to put on the pressure, which gave them the final advantage. The scoring in the other game between the Raiders and Longies was what we all like to see, with athletic and elusive Dean Haynes and terrific and talented Tate Michael giving us more than our money’s worth. B Men had some magic moments. Dribbler ran up to me to tell me that “Hendo” had just dropped two threepointers in the first two minutes of the game between Owen and Young Guns, and that it could be an upset. Unfortunately for

me and some of the other spectators, he lost his ‘mojo’ and talented Adam Pratt put one through along with some other shots that only a few can do. The Old Dogs got close, but Dribbler reckons the Hawks were just teasing them. However the game is not over until…and the persistence of the Old Dogs nearly

saw them get there. The Hawks missed a lot of ‘should be’ goals. Dribbler reckons it was the strong defence of the oldies like Nigel and Gib, but I’m not convinced. Tegan Nottle and Stacey Wilson are formidable players at any time, but they were thrilling this week. Stacey couldn’t miss and

gave Owen the edge before she got injured. Injuries are a bit of a concern. Dribbler tells me courageous Jess Angel got tangled up and came down with a bang in her game for the Bulldogs, and reckons her head bounced. Not nice on asphalt. Much better on boards. Dribbler reckons the Bulldogs on boards

would score even more. They did better than any of the men, finishing with a score of 62. It probably would have been more if Jess had not been injured. Hope she recovers quickly. We want more action next week. Lets hope the men will practise and show us just how many points they can amass. See you there! n SAM Noack, Auburn Hawks, leaps into the air heading for the basket.

n OLD Dog, Gib Palmer, puts one up in the B Men’s game.

Adelaide Plains Basketball Results For all your sports energy drinks!

1 Fisher Street, Balaklava - Ph: 8862 1513 Results of matches played on Friday December 2, 2011

A MEN

Long Plains 40 (J.McArlde 17, R.Sharer 15, D.Smith 8) def Bulldogs 35 (D.Hill 16, J.Kelly 6, B.Taylor 5). Peckers 40 (L.Michael 11, J.Brice 5, R.McPharlin 5) def Avon Bulls 27 (W.Hennessy 14, D.Haggerty 7, J.BaldwinSmith).

B MEN

Owen 39 (A.Pratt 23, B.Lloyd 10, B.Merry 4) def Young Guns 27(J.Henderson 10, K.Robinson 6, R.McDonald 4). Auburn Hawks 31 (S.Noack 10, T.Connell 9, P.Clark 6) def Old Dogs 30 (G.Palmer 10, N.Olsen 8, N.Yates 4).

WOMEN Div

Bulldogs 62 (T.Nottle 26, J.Angel 12, A.Simon 8) def Celtics 27 (T.Renshaw 9, T.Lawson 8, C.Guy 8). Opals 42 (S.Wilson 25, H.McArdle 11, A.Schahinger 4) def Redlegs 30 (K.Woodrow 16, T.White 6, S.Young 6). Storm 49 (C.Powell 12, J.Harding 11, R.McPharlin 10) def Thunder 14 (B.Koch 4, A.Wilson 4, C.Barlow 2). Pumas 37 (S.Florence 20, K.Harkness 7, J.Smith 6) def Long Plains 33 (K.Blackwell 20, S.McArdle 4, S.McKean 4).

U/16 Girls

U/18 BOYS

Gems 43 (C.Guy 20, E.Mahony 10, S.Faehrmann 6) def Bulldogs 21 (T.White 19, K.Price 2). Suns 38 (A.Wehr 12, C.Williams 12, A.Michael 10) def Owen 36 (R.Fritz 13, B.Wilson 10, K.Wedding 5).

U/17 BOYS

Wildcats 43 (S.Heaslip 20, S.Wehr 10, A.Langdon 7) def Sharks 14 (B.Smith 10, E.Cunningham 2, L.McPharlin 2). Bulldogs 40 (T.Williams 20, G.McArdle 10, M.Hosking 8) def Owen 21 (K.Wedding 10, R.Dunstan 4, K.Gregory 3).

Owen 30 (J.Dunstan 12, R.Svetec 7, R.Konzag 6) def Redlegs 25 (C.Veitch 6, Z.Zilm 5, J.Zilm 5). Raiders 60 (T.Michael 21, J.Butterfield 20, C.McPharlin 11) def Long Plains 35 (D.Haynes 21, L.Lu 6, K.McArdle 6). Titans 30 (J.Speissegger 16, L.Speissegger 7, J.Butterfield 4) def Bullets 20 (J.Micahel 12, C.Arbon 8). Owen 52 (J.Harkness 17, R.Lloyd 12, B.Florence 10) def Bulldogs 16 (T.Nottle 10, D.Bigg 2, B.Krieg 2).

U/14 BOYS

Owen 32 (C.Lane 18, J.Baker 6, T.Jackson 4) def Long Plains 28 (D.Page 10, C.McCann 8, N.McArlde). Bulldogs 34 (T.Moulds 16, S.Carslake 11, J.Hoepner 4) def Eagles 13 (W.Dixon 4, S.Michael 3, A.Clifford).

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n NOT-so Old Dog, Corey Temby passes the ball in front of Hawk Andrew Power, as umpire Tenneal White watches on in B Men.

U/14 Girls

U12 Mixed

Strikers 18 (E.Lane 8, T.Michael 8, A.Speissegger 2) def Magics 13 (K.Binka 4, K.Heaslip 4, C.Allen 2). Owen 24 (J.Heaslip 8, C.Harkness 7, T.Gregory 5) def Boomers 15 (E.Brownlie 8, K.Binka 4, H.McPharlin 2). Bulldogs 34 (M.Lawrie 22, M.Reichelt 4, A.White 4) def Redlegs 25 (R.Chapman 17, O.Carslake 8).

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SPORT v Wooroora Bowls

Three points separate top three sides n ANDREW Lemmon, Hamley Bridge watches his bowl during the side’s Division One clash against Riverton on Saturday. n LEFT: Hamley’s Barry Smith applauds a teammate’s bowl.

n RIVERTON'S Matthew Greenslade sends one down during the Division One match which saw his side defeat Hamley Bridge by 28 shots.

• From back page When Wasleys wins, it gains at least 10 points for the win, but when it loses it fails to record a rink win. This latter situation was recorded once again as Mallala soundly defeated Wasleys by 45 shots in their match. The final clash saw Owen emerge victors over Balaklava Green by eight shots, despite having only one rink up. A number of costly high shot losses during the latter ends of this match saw Balaklava Green give away the advantage they had over Owen for much of the match. Division One standings, as a result of last weekend’s results, show the top three only separated by three points. Port Wakefield still remains top, with Riverton and Balaklava Gold equal on points in second and third. The gap to fourth placed Hamley Bridge has now extended to 20 points with Owen, Mallala and Wasleys still within striking distance. THIS WEEK Going into round 10, the feature match will

WMBA REPORT: John Glistak see first placed Port Wakefield host second placed Riverton. In their previous encounter, Riverton took the points with two rinks

n Anthony ‘Digger’ O’Brien, Hamley Bridge.

up. Looking at their respective performances last weekend, Riverton would be favoured to inflict another loss upon Port Wakefield. Hamley Bridge has a crucial match against Owen. Both sides have

Changes in top order Anumber of Division Two matches from the most recent round have impacted upon leading sides within this competition. Hamley White took over second spot following their 22 shot win over Owen, who have now lost two of their last three matches. Mallala White had a narrow nine shot win over fellow contender, Riverton Black, while Riverton White proved too strong for Mallala Black. Elsewhere, wins were recorded by Balaklava Blue, Port Wakefield Blue, Wasleys and Tarlee Red. These results have forced a juggling of positions within the top eight, with the battle for that elusive eighth spot likely to intensify with only four rounds remaining before the split into Division Two and Division Three. Several matches in this Saturday’s round will have a further impact on Division Two standings. Second placed Hamley White has a local derby clash against sister side, Hamley Red. A win for the latter side is vital for its chances of participating in the top half draw later in the season. However, Hamley White will continue its current winning streak at Hamley Red’s expense. How good are Mallala White and Owen? The match between these two sides will significantly influence top four standings and so a close contest is anticipated. Elsewhere, Riverton White, Mallala Black, Riverton Black and Port Wakefield

n JIM Evans gives his teammate some friendly advice during Mallala Black’s match against Riverton White. Blue should each add to their winning tally while the match featuring Port Wakefield Gold and Balaklava Blue is too close to call. • Please note that as Tarlee’s green is temporarily unavailable, the Tarlee Red vs Riverton White match for this weekend will be played at Riverton instead. Division Two results – December 3 : Balaklava Blue 75(10) (P McPharlin 21, K Harkness 29, C Stewart 25) def Tarlee White 63(2) (P Dunn 31, D Branson 17,

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only recorded four wins for the season so far. While Hamley Bridge appears to have a stronger side on paper than Owen, their performance over recent weeks has not impressed its supporters. Home green advantage may sway this match

J Perry 15); Mallala White 73(10) (J Curnow 23, M King 27, G Forrest 23) def Riverton Black 64(2) (P Gates 19, P Koster 19, R Schulz 26); Hamley White 79(10) (J Bell 27, A Fyfe 22, M Nichols 30) def Owen 57(2) (R Hill 17, L Hean 24, R Uppill 16); Wasleys 70(10) (J McDonnell 24, S Wendland 29, B McDougall 17) def Hamley Red 61(2) (B Morris 22, G Schilling 11, J Tily 28); Riverton White 86(10) (G Giles 36, J Glistak 21, R Hannaford 29) def Mallala Black 64(2) (B Whyte 21, K McDonald 26, J Evans 17); Port Wakefield Blue 81(10) (S Reimers 24, P Fontaine 19, P Baum 38) def Port Wakefield Gold 69(2) (A Carslake 14, A Brown 33, K Anderson 22); Tarlee Red 82(12) (D Meyers 25, F Gorey 32, I Rohde 25) def Balaklava Red 68(0) (T Jones 24, C Milton 21, D Beare 23) Standings: Port Wakefield Blue 86 (+204), Hamley White 84 (+164), Owen 78 (+113), Mallala White 72 (+15), Riverton Black 65 (+55), Riverton White 60 (+10.75), Mallala Black 56 (+40), Tarlee White 48 (-38), Hamley Red 45 (-21), Wasleys 40 (-96.75), Port Wakefield Gold 38 (-37), Balaklava Blue 37 (-122), Balaklava Red 27 (-114), Tarlee Red 24 (-175). December 10 fixtures: Balaklava Blue vs Port Wakefield Gold, Tarlee Red vs Riverton White (to be played at Riverton), Mallala Black vs Wasleys, Hamley Red vs Hamley White, Owen vs Mallala White, Riverton Black vs Tarlee White, Port Wakefield Blue vs Balaklava Red.

in Hamley Bridge’s favour for a much needed win. Balaklava Green plays Mallala in the final match of the round. They face a Mallala side that has won its last

three matches. While a close result is expected, Mallala is likely to add another win to its tally. Division One results, December 3: Mallala 98(12) (K Roberts 31, I Stuart 32, B Smith 35) def Wasleys 53(0) (S Nicolai 18, D McQuade 14, W Grady 21); Riverton 81(10) (J McMillan 21, B Mullins 40, N Rogers 20) def. Hamley Bridge 53(2) (A O’Brien 11, B Smith 12, P Rex 30); Owen 76(8) (T Harkness 29, G Simpson 29, B Parker 18) def Balaklava Green 70(4) (M Olsen 17, D Lamond 30, C Cowan 23); Balaklava Gold 91(12) (P Thompson 31, T Clifford 23, B. Taylor 37) def Port Wakefield 64(0) (W McPharlin 26, G McPharlin 17, R Murphy 21). Standings: Port Wakefield 77 (+62), Riverton 74 (+114), Balaklava Gold 74 (+111), Hamley Bridge 54 (+34), Owen 50 (-21), Mallala 43 (-33), Wasleys 41 (-83), Balaklava Green 19 (-184). December 10 fixtures: Balaklava Green vs Mallala, Wasleys vs Balaklava Gold, Port Wakefield vs Riverton, Hamley Bridge vs Owen.

DISTRICT BOWLS RESULTS North Eastern

NEMWBA Pennant results, Wednesday November 30. Clare Green 55 (10) def BRINKWORTH 22 (0): P Errey 37, R Martin 11, R Wurst 18, F Groom 11. Clare Blue 37 (5) drew with Blyth 37 (5): R Brandt 30, J Bradbury 9, K Clarke 7, W Jericho 28. Snowtown 50 (10) def Clare Red 30 (0): R Atkinson 24, R Jarman 13, R Brand 26, R Howes 17. Spalding 37 (9) def Balaklava 35 (1): G Blaser 18, K Harkness 16, G Goodridge 19, G Heffernan 19. Burra 57 (10) def Clare White 28 (0): C Boston 32, B Sims 16, R Taylor 25, D Goss 12. Premiership table Pts F A % Burra 79 374 234 61.51 Clare Red 64 348 269 56.40 Snowtown 58 266 245 52.05 Spalding 54 260 246 51.38 Blyth 44 268 252 51.54 Clare Green 44 289 299 49.15 Clare Blue 38 300 323 48.15 Clare White 32 287 323 47.05 Balaklava 25 270 309 46.63 Brinkworth 12 238 400 37.30 December 7: Clare White v Clare Red, Clare Blue v Brinkworth at Brinkworth, Snowtown v Balaklava, Spalding v Blyth, Burra v Clare Green.

saturday’s sides

Sides for December 10. Balaklava Division 1: Balaklava Green v Mallala to be played at Balaklava. R Barr, B Moffat, O Chapman, D Lamond (sk). J McPharlin, J Milton, S Guy, C Cowan (sk). Z Guy, J Roberts, J Bastian, M Olsen (sk). Division 2: Balaklava Gold v Wasleys to be played at Wasleys, cars leaders. K Cottle, K McPharlin, R McPharlin, T Clifford (sk). A Northcott, J Olsen, S Hanke, B Taylor (sk). G Palmer, B Olsen, A Chivell, P Thompson (sk).

Balaklava Blue v Pt Wakefield to be played at Balaklava. D Anderson, H Philp, K Catford, P McPharlin (sk). L Bradock, P Ramm, C Welke, C Stewart (sk). R Hillman, C Haasbroek, R McDonald, K Harkness (sk). Balaklava Red v Pt Wakefield to be played at Pt Wakefield, cars leaders. R May, E Edwards, L Zerk, C Milton (sk). A Barr, N Sampson, L Day, T Jones (sk). P Meyers, R Greenshields, D Beare, G Hefferman (sk). Bar: J Bastian, R McDonald. Owen Division 1: Owen v Hamley Bridge to be played at Hamley Bridge, cars P Freebairn, K Warnes, G Marshman to depart 12.45pm. G Marshman, I Freebairn, B Ropar, B Parker (sk). G Harkness, K Warnes, N Harkness, G Simpson (sk). D Greer, P Freebairn, G Bubner, T Harkness (sk). Division 2: Owen v Mallala White to be played at Owen. J Harkness, D Hartwell, R Hill, P Sullivan (sk). D Brown, D Lauricella, M Miles, L Heon (sk). L Beaty, G Ince, A Wandel, R Uppill (sk). Reserves: B Freebairn, G Wandel.

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Balaklava Gold 70 def Hamley Bridge 52; C Goldney 28 def N Fyfe 11, B McQuire 28 def Moffit, J Milton 31 def N Bubner 13. Two Wells 63 def Owen 54; M Gameau 19 def G Wandel 13, B Molloy 26 def H Hocking 14, B Harkness 27 def S Underwood 18. Mallala White 73 def Pt Wakefield 62; Y Howard 25 def H Brown 21, L Berry 19 def C King 17, B Roney 31 def S Kempster 22. Mallala Black 69 def Balaklava Green 53; J Curnow 23 def G Chapman 18, L Barr 21 def Y Curnow 15, R Jenkin 31 def H Menadue 14.

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n TEGAN Nottle, Bulldogs, chases the ball after Ciara Guy, Celtics intercepts during the Women’s Division match. n BELOW: Andrew Clarke, Riverton, looks for a line as he polishes his bowl on Saturday.

n TAMMY Nicholls, Bulldogs, blocks a goal attempt by Celtics’ Emma Mahony during the Women’s Division game on Friday night. n RIGHT: Joseph Gregory umpires the Women’s Division game between the Celtics and Bulldogs.

Wooroora Men’s bowls n JOHN Glistak, Riverton White (left) and Keith McDonald, Mallala Black, jot down the scores after an end, during the Division Two Wooroora Men’s bowls match at Riverton on Saturday.

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Results of A1 cricket played on December 3, 2011

Long Plains vs Auburn/Mintaro

Match won by Long Plains Long Plains Batting H.Pym b M.Hindmarsh............................ 2 R.Bushell ct J.McGregor b J.Curtis....... 72 B.Shimmin ct B.Sandow b T.Julyan........ 0 S.McArdle ct&b M.Hindmarsh................. 1 S.Schulz ct B.Sandow b M.Hindmarsh.24 M.Trussell ct S.Williams b M.Hindmarsh.7 M.Warnes ct&b J.McGregor.................... 9 J.McArdle ct B.Sandow b J.McGregor. 11 A.McArdle lbw A.Mitchell........................ 0 N.Schubert b A.Mitchell.......................... 0 J.East Not Out......................................... 1 Extras 8 Total 10/135 Auburn/Mintaro Bowling Bowler O M W R M.Hindmarsh 9 1 4 26 T.Julyan 4 0 1 24 K.Allen 3 0 0 15 A.Mitchell 8 1 2 26 J.Curtis 6 0 1 20 M.Norman 2 0 0 10 J.McGregor 7.2 0 2 10

Auburn/Mintaro Batting M.Hindmarsh lbw J.East....................... 14 K.Allen b M.Warnes................................. 4 M.Norman ct Schubert b J.East.............. 0 A.Mitchell lbw b N.Schubert.................. 14 B.Sandow b S.McArdle........................... 2 T.Julyan ct J.East b S.McArdle................ 3 J.Curtis lbw M.Warnes.......................... 19 S.Williams lbw S.McArdle....................... 0 J.McGregor ct M.Warnes b A.McArdle. 11 A.Nixon lbw M.Trussell............................ 0 M.Prince Not Out..................................... 0 Extras 8 Total 10/75 Long Plains Bowling Bowler O M W R M.Warnes 9 3 2 12 J.East 5 1 2 14 S.McArdle 8 3 3 21 N.Schubert 4 1 1 6 J.McArdle 3 0 0 16 M.Trussell 3 0 1 4 A.McArdle .2 0 1 1

Results of U/16 cricket played on November 26 & December 3, 2011

Blyth/Kybunga vs SPalding/Booborowie

Match won by Blyth/Kybunga Blyth/Kybunga Batting T.Eime b R.Fitzgerald.............................. 4 A.Giles ct A.Morgan b R.Fitzgerald......... 0 L.Jaeschke ct L.Fitzgerald b R.Fitzgera.11 W.Pratt b R.Fitzgerald............................. 1 L.McEwin b L.Fitzgerald.......................... 6 D.Giles b L.Fitzgerald............................ 31 T.Osullivan Retired................................. 18 Z.Benett Retired...................................... 8 J.Calvert Retired.................................... 13 B.Eime Not Out....................................... 3 L.Eime Not Out........................................ 0 Extras 22 Total 6/120 Spalding/Boob Bowling Bowler O M W R R.Fitgerald 8 2 4 16 J.Andrews 6 1 0 19 M.Longbottom 6 0 0 19 A.Morgan 6 0 0 19 L.Fitgerald 6 1 2 15 I.Pearce 2 0 0 11 P.Connoll 1 0 0 2 A.Shapley 1 0 0 5 C.Morgan 1 0 0 8 N.Longmire 1 0 0 1 Z.Longbottom 1 0 0 2

Spalding/Boob Batting J.Andrews lbw A.Giles............................. 7 R.Fitgerald ct W.Pratt b A.Giles............. 11 A.Morgan b A.Giles................................. 4 W.Longmire ct Pratt b A.Giles................. 8 M.Longbottom ct A.Giles b W.Pratt........ 4 L.Fitzgerald ct J.Calvert b L.McEwin...... 5 C.Morgan b W.Pratt................................. 1 I.Pearce ct L.McEwin b B.Eime............... 0 P.Connell ct T.Eime b L.McEwin.............. 2 Haddow b L.Eime.................................... 0 Extras 8 Total 10/75 Blyth/Kybunga Bowling Bowler O M W R T.Eime 5 0 0 22 A.Giles 6 1 4 19 D.Giles 4 0 0 12 W.Pratt 4 2 2 2 L.McEwin 3 0 2 9 Z.Bennett 4 3 0 1 J.Hunter 3 3 0 0 B.Eime 3 0 1 7 L.Eime 2 0 1 1 J.Calvert 3 1 0 3

Results of A1 cricket played on December 3, 2011

Lower North vs Sevenhill

Match won by Lower North Sevenhill Batting S.Duke ct J.Mahoney b B.Jones............. 0 W.Levick ct J.Henderson b R.Darling...... 0 K.Steele Run Out b R.McPharlin............. 9 M.Dopson b R.Darling............................. 1 A.Stewart b R.Darling.............................. 9 S.Heinrich ct J.Mahoney b B.Jones........ 1 M.Harrold ct J.McPharlin b S.Rowland... 3 P.Clark ct R.McPharlin b J.Cowan........ 12 R.Cole b J.Cowan................................... 1 R.Laidlaw Not Out................................... 2 Z.Maynard b C.Marshall.......................... 5 Extras 2 Total 10/51 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R R.Darling 7 2 3 6 B.Jones 5 1 2 16 J.Cowan 4 0 2 13 S.Rowland 3 1 1 7 C.Marshall 1 0 1 2

Lower North Batting C.Marshall ct Levick b R.Cole................. 9 J.McPharlin Not Out.............................. 25 R.McPharlin ct M.Dobson b M.Harrold.21 B.Jones..............................................DNB L.Pearson...........................................DNB S.Rowland..........................................DNB J.Cowan.............................................DNB J.Henderson.......................................DNB J.Mahoney..........................................DNB S.Dykes..............................................DNB R.Darling.............................................DNB Extras 0 Total 2/55 Sevenhill Bowling Bowler O M W R R.Cole 6 0 1 24 K.Steele 4 0 0 19 M.Harold 2 0 1 12

n MALLALA batsman, Adam Fisher watches the ball as he and teammate Ben Work (right) prepare to make a few runs during Saturday’s A4 match at Mallala oval. Adam was not out for 28, helping Mallala to a win over Kapunda by six runs.

Para Districts Results of Grade 4 cricket played on December 3

Salisbury west vs two wells Two Wells 6/151 def Salisbury West 10/150

Results of Grade U/16 cricket played on December 3

Angle Vale vs two wells

Two Wells 6/163 def Angle Vale 8/105 Results of Grade 1 cricket played on December 3

Virginia vs Parafield Gardens Virginia 10/221 def Parafield Gardens 10/166

Results of Grade 3 cricket played on December 3

Virginia vs Parafield Gardens Parafield Gardens 10/190 def Virginia 10/70

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Results of A4 Grade cricket played on December 3

Mallala vs Kapunda

Match won by Mallala Mallala Batting B.Martin ct S.Muir b J.Hodgson................ 6 A.Buckley ct K.Muir b J.Hodgson........... 10 B.Wilson ct K.Muir b M.Hoffman............. 10 WS.Rudd b D.Georgi............................... 11 W.Farrelly ct C.Ryan b M.Hoffman.......... 11 B.Work ct R.Dippl b J.Bampton.............. 42 A.Fischer Not Out.................................... 28 BE.Goudie............................................DNB M.Linn...................................................DNB T.Algar...................................................DNB N.Goudie..............................................DNB Extras 15 Total 6/133 Kapunda Bowling Bowler O M W R P.O’Reilly 5 2 1 4 J.Hodgson 5 2 1 14 M.Hoffman 8 1 2 46 D.Georgi 8 0 1 17 C.Ryan 2 0 0 7 D.Collins 2 0 0 11 J.Bampton 1.3 0 1 8 K.Muir 1 0 0 11

Kapunda Batting R.Dippl ct WS Rudd b T.Algar................. 0 D.Trotta ct BE Work b B.Goudie............ 25 P.O’Reilly ct WS Rudd b T.Algar.............. 6 C.Ryan ct N.Goudie b B.Goudie............. 0 J.Hodgson ct T.Algar b W.Farrelly......... 50 D.Georgi ct B.Martin b A.Fischer.......... 34 D.Collins st B.Martin b N.Goudie............ 2 S.Muir ct B.Martin b A.Fischer................ 0 M.Hoffman ct W.Farrelly b A.Fischer....... 2 J.Bampton b W.Farrelly........................... 3 K.Muir Not Out........................................ 1 Extras 4 Total 10/127 Mallala Bowling Bowler O M W R T.Algar 6 0 2 25 B.Goudie 8 1 2 37 A.Buckley 4 0 0 22 A.Fischer 6 0 3 24 WS Rudd 1 0 0 1 W.Farrelly 4 0 2 18 N.Goudie 0.5 1 1 0

Results Grade U/16 - played on November 26 & December 3

Sandy Creek Gold vs Mallala/Lyndoch Sandy Creek Gold 4/136 def Mallala/Lyndoch 4/119 Results Grade U/12 - played on December 3

Mallala vs Angaston Angaston 3/123 def Mallala 9/56

Results of Grade U/12 cricket played on December 3

Virginia vs Atco Cricket Club Atco Cricket Club 7/75 drew Virginia 8/75 Results of Grade 6 cricket played on December 3

Dublin vs One Tree Hill Dublin 6/109 def One Tree Hill 10/107

n MALLALA’S Brad Wilson umpiring. n LEFT: Ben Work, Mallala was caught by his Kapunda opponent after this leg glance. Plains Producer, Wednesday December 7, 2011

Results of Grade U/14 cricket played on November 26 & December 3

Dublin vs Eastern Park Eastern Park 4/351 def Dublin 7/82

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MARIA-FE Austria, Keisha Gregory and Lucy Dixon rug up after a dip in the pool.

n BALAKLAVA Primary School held their swimming carnival last Friday. Dalkey won the day with 212, followed by Brightwood 182.5, Preston 166.5 and Cameron 150. Pictured are Dalkey team members, from left: Rhianna and Eleanor Cunningham, Alyssa Allen, Mosley Elliot, Toby Michael, Will Dixon, Tyson Lamond, Samuel Michael, Tom Lane, front: Jess Heaslip and Emma Lane.

n RIGHT: Isaac Pepe, Bailey Alsop, Ty Robertson and Tranel Churchett-Gomez. n BELOW: Narelle Michael, Tania Heaslip and Catherine Karklins with some yummy treats. n BELOW RIGHT: Skye Taylor and Kaylee Redpath wait in line for their turn.

n HAMISH Pike has some fun during a junior primary relay in the middle sized pool.

DISTRICT SPORTS RESULTS

Croquet blaaklava

The Balaklava Croquet Club raised the Union Jack on their flag pole for the first time last Wednesday. A club flag is currently being made and members are looking forward to using these for the first time in many years. The club then celebrated as they played their Wednesday match against Snowtown.

Northern YP

Results from November 30. Wallaroo Blue 21 (Zuringer 10, Kennett 2, M Walker 4, R Walker 5) d Wallaroo White 14 (Miller 4, Hendy 3, Learmonth 3, Price 4). Kadina Blue 25 (John Lydeamore 9, Roach 5, B Virgin 6, Rodstedt 5) d Moonta Brown 23 (Hatcher 5, Trenwith 8, Bagshaw 6, Loveridge 4). Moonta Green 29 (Promnitz 8, Donaldson 5, Bennett 12, Lamshed 4) d Pt Wakefield 26 (Algie 11, Simpson 8, McWaters 4, Harris 3). Snowtown 26 (Bolvig 9, Freebairn 6, Hoskin 4, Clark 7) d Balaklava 21 (Sutton 7, Hilzinger 4, D Williams 3, N Williams 7). Kadina White 20 had a forfeit from NYP Team. • This is the last match for round one and as from December 7, anyone who plays the NYP team will have a BYE and no points will be scored, as in the previous round. Progress points

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Wallaroo Blue and Moonta Green have the same match points, so games decide their position. With another round to be contested, could this be be the same, especially when Gil and Pam Schupelius return to Snowtown ‘s team in the New Year? Matches Games H o o p s Wallaroo Blue 16 32 254 Moonta Green 16 30 289 Pt Wakefield 13 27 274 Snowtown 12 24 259 Kadina Blue 10 20 230 Kadina White 8 14 197 Wallaroo White 6 12 203 Balaklava 5 13 177 Moonta Brown 4 10 206 NYP 0 0 13

Golf Hamley Bridge

Cliff Applebee, who has made some positive moves in reducing his handicap, recently snatched the top step of the podium with 41 points in Thursday’s stableford competition. Runner-up was long time club member, Ron Collins with 39 on a countback from Roen Cameron and Gary Woods 39. Other leading scores: Ian Rohde 38, Dave Russell,Errol Branson, Warren Isgar, Max Grasby 37, Rex Mortimer, Roger Hahn 36, Barry Schwartz, J Bowden (Two Wells) Anton Noack 35, Doug Cooper, Dennis Hawke, Bob Hillier, Ron Smith 33, George Dahlitz, Ross Hienze 31, Bob Ahola 30 and

8, players in the twenties. Birdies: Dave Russell 12th, Max Grasby 7th. Nearest to the pins: Max Grasby 7th, George Dahlitz 9th, Dave Russell 12th. On Saturday, 27 players competed in a Stroke Round with bar manager Barry Schwartz shooting a 76 of the stick and winning the day with a nett 62. Close behind him was Rex Mortimer with 63, followed by the “The 2 Helens” Helen Johnson and Helen Bell both with 65, Ross Heinze 66, Wim Van Pelt and Max Grasby 68cb. Other leading scores: Bert Pearce, Wally Jackson, Bob Charman 68, Steve Howe, Barrie Zerna, Gary Woods, John Mitchell, Leigh Durdin 69, Vince Zito, A Baker (Two Wells) 70, with the rest not making the cut. Birdies: Barry Schwartz 13 and 15, Bert Pearce 2, 16 and 18, Ross Hienze 1, John Mitchell and Leigh Durdin 9th. Nearest to the pins: Ross Hienze 4th, John Mitchell 9th, Warren Isgar 12th.

n ISAAC Hedaux makes a splash as he races across the pool during the junior primary relay.

mid week

A group of 17 took to the fairways on Wednesday November 30, with Doug Taylor winning the day with 48, Greg Sonntag 47, John Michael 46, Merv Hameister 45, Bill Berry 44 CB, Rick Campbell 44, Brian Stewart 42, Dene Newton 41, Peter Sadler 40 CB, Chris Hahesy 40, Bill Parkin 37, John Curnow 36 CB, Barrie Thompson 36, Patricia Anderson 35, Mike Hahesy 32 CB, Cathy Redpath 32, Barry Olsen 29. Birdies: John Michael hole 8, Merv Hameister hole 8 and Bill Parkin holes 8 and 16. NTP: Bill Parkin hole 3 and Merv Hameister hole 8.

n CODY Redpath races to the finish line during a breaststroke event.

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GARLAND - KIRKLAND. Tony and Toni are thrilled to announce the arrival of their son, Bailey Thomas. Born November 25, 2011.

HOLZBERGER - URWIN. Jessica, Karl and Big brother Aiden are very happy to announce the safe arrival of Mason Cruz on November 11 weighing 9lb 5oz.

LOWE, nee Needham. Colleen and Bradley, of Hamley Bridge, were overjoyed with the birth of Macy Marie on Saturday, November 26, 2011. A sister for Ethan.

DEATH

BATES - Lesie Jack (John). Passed away peacefully on November 30, 2011. Aged 90 years.

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DEATH

GRIGG - Nollene Alice (nee Eckermann). Passed away peacefully on December 4, 2011 after a short battle with illness at Balaklava Hospital. Dearly loved wife of Ray (deceased). Dearly loved Mum and Best Friend of Melissa, Nicole and Natasha. Adored and cherished Mother-in-law of Brad, Jason and Neil. Precious and amazing Nanna of Keisha, Tamika, Catelyn, Kane (deceased) and Taylor. Always putting others before herself. A true and treasured lady. Rest in Peace Mum. Now reunited with Dad and Kane. My Mum, My Best Friend where do we begin!! The most amazing, strong and courageous lady I have ever met. You have been our”Rock” and your strength will live with us forever. You touched so many hearts with your beautiful soul and caring nature. Life won’t be the same without you , but we hold our many precious memories of you close to our hearts forever. A true inspiration to us all and there for me during my journey! We are waiting for the ‘special gift’ from you! We miss you every day and love you forever Mum. Lots of love Mel and Brad xxxx. Mum, life is not measured by the years you loved, but by the love you have and things you did. How appropriate! You have always lived by this motto for us. Your friendship, guidance, courage and inspiration will help us through the rest of our lives. You have been an amazing Mum and best friend, and the memories we have will live on in our hearts forever. Love you Mum, Nic and Jas xxxx. Nanna had a kind heart and always cared about the others around her instead of herself! I will miss all the fun times I had with her and will miss staying with her! She was an amazing Nanna! Love always, Keisha xxxx. Nanna, I thought this would never happen. You are the best Nanna anyone could ask for. You were always there for me. I love you and will miss you forever. Lots of love, Tamika xxxx. Our precious Mum, you never failed to do your best, you heart was true and tender, you simply lived for those you loved and those you loved to remember. Thank you for teaching me the values of life and believing in me when the times were tough. Thank you for sharing the joys of the births of our three beautiful children with whom you shared a special bond that will never be forgotten. Really don’t know what I will do without you, you were my Rock! Til we meet again Mummy. Love Tash and Neil xxxx. Nanna had a heart of Gold. We miss you. You are our idol Nanna and you were very very amazing. We love you so much. Love Catelyn, Kane (in heaven) and Taylor xxxx. Dearly loved eldest daughter of Ron and Alice Eckermann (both deceased). Loved daugter-in-law of Clarrie and Elsie Grigg (both deceased). All together at last!!

DEATH

Family and friends of the Late Mrs Nollene Alice Grigg are respectfully advised that her funeral service will be conducted in St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Balaklava on Thursday Decemebr 8 at 2pm. At the conclusion of the service the cortege will proceed to the Balaklava Cemetery. In lieu of floral tributes a donation in memory of Nollene, to the Friends of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Balaklava Auxiliary would be appreciated. Durdin Funeral Directors Balaklava AFDA 8862 2101

GRIGG - Nollene Alice. Adored sister, sister-inlaw and auntie of Lil, Bull, Lynton, Kirstyn and James. Soon to be “Narnty” of baby Rundle. Not only a sister but, best friend that I always looked up to. God must be preparing one huge banquet because he has taken the queen of catering. Love you more.

GRIGG - Nollene Alice. Our 2nd Mum, who we will miss more that words can say. Only a few more weeks till you’d become “Narnty”. Our little “Bearnard” will be told all about you and we can only hope to instil the values, courage and strength in our child - that you have in all of us. Love always James, Kirstyn & Bearnard xxx. GRIGG - Nollene. Passed away December 4. Farewell to a beloved cousin and devoted friend who was always willing to lend a helping hand. Sadly missed and remembered by Rosalie, Trevor (dec), Julie, Susan, Wade and families.

GRIGG - Nollene (nee Eckerman). 19/2/1947 4/12/2011. Cherished life long friend of Meredith. Slowly the leaves of memories fall quickly we must move to gather them all. Treasured memories Meredith & Peter Tiller and family. GRIGG - Nollene. Expressing heartfelt sympathy in the loss that you must bear. And may you find some comfort in the thought that others care. Shane, Aynara and family.

GRIGG - Nollene. A special lady and friend will be missed in our lives. Special thanks for all your help and the happy memories you leave with us. Our deepest sympathy to the girls and their families. Philip, Jenny and Timothy. GRIGG - Nollene. a generous lady who will be sadly missed. Will be remembered for her tireless and dedicated work for the Balaklava Show Society. Deepest sympathy to her family from the show committee and members. SIMON - Cleattis Rhonda M a y. P a s s e d a w a y peacefully at Mill Court, Balaklava. Aged 89 years

Beloved wife of the late Stan. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Pam and Bob, Marie and Mel, Doug and Kate, Gary and Christine. Love Nanna of 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

God looked around from above and whispered to you, it is time to come and rest with your beloved Stan. A special thank you to the very loving and caring staff at Mill Court.

Beloved mother and motherin-law of Pam and Bob, Nanna of Jenni and Garry, and Brenton, G-Nan of Charlotte, Danielle, Matthew and Shane.

DEATH

A mother is a special gift and one you think will stay. You will always be in our hearts. Loved and loving mother and mother-in-law of Doug and Kate. Loved Nana of Mark and Kerry, Leanne and Greg, Naomi and Simon. Great Nana to Nicole and Adam, Grace and Ethan, Mia, Cowen and Tisha. Love you always. Be happy in heaven with Dad. Dearly loved mother of Gary. Loved mother-in-law of Christine. Loving Nana of Kellie and Shane, Natasha and Kym. Great Nana of Ryan, Ashley and Isabella.

Thank you for the years we shared, the love you gave, the way you cared. In our hearts, you will aways stay. Loved and remembered every day.

A very special lady whose love and care will always be remembered. Loved dearly by grandchildren Jenni and Garry, and great-granddaughters Charlotte and Danielle.

Fond and treasured memories of our dear Nan and Great Nan. Love Brenton, Matthew and Shane. A very special Nan who will be deeply missed. Return now to Pop’s arms. We will always hold you close in our hearts. Love you forever Julie, Chris, Kerry, Sharon and Cory.

IN MEMORIAM

BAUM - Nancy. December 4, 2010. In loving memory of our Mum & Gran, who left us one year ago. So sadly missed every by all her family. So many happy memories of time together, forever in our hearts. Richard, Janice, Kevin, Patrick and Michael.

HOWARD - Cyril, Edwin, 2/10/1923 to 11/12/2010. One long year has passed. We miss you so much every day. We talk about you, but we know that you now have no pain. I love you and I know we will meet again. And I know you have your Mum, our much loved daughter Rita and grand daughter Georgina with you. Till we meet again. All our love Betty and family.

HUMPHRYS - Celebrating the life and memory of Ian Thorn Humphrys 4/12/1947 – 8/12/2001. When someone you love becomes a memory the memory becomes a treasure. Always missed and never forgotten. Husband of Jen, proud Dad, Father-in-law and Grandpa to: Paul, Andrea, Jamie & Brooke; Ben, Michelle, Rhys & Ella. Brother and Brother-in-law to: Robin & Barb, Alan & Marilyn. MATILDA Netta Lamond, 11.12.10. It has been a year since you were born and grew your angel wings. Not a day goes by where you are not in our thoughts. How we wish you were here with us. You are playing with our 3 other angels in heaven’s playground. Our love for you will never fade...our hearts still ache with sorrow...our angel daughter and sister...a beautiful, perfect, precious child, xxxxxooooo. Loved, cherished forever in our hearts, Mum, Dad, Tyson Chloe and Stella.

PUBLIC NOTICE

CASH for cans and bottles, Owen Recycling - 18 Railway Terrace, Owen. Wednesday 10-5; Saturday 10-1 or by appointment. Ph 0428 890 107. DUE to a large Christmas booking, the Owen Hotel is unable to serve casual diners on Saturday evening. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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.

GARAGE SALE

MONSTER garage sale, 25 Scotland Street, this Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th, 9am-3pm.

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FREE recycling for all electrical items. Phone 0407 605 779 or 8862 2263.

WANTED TO BUY

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

WANTED TO RENT

HOUSE wanted to rent in Balaklava or districts, 2 or 3 bedroom. Ph 8862 1200.

ROOM TO LET

TWO Wells - on 3 acres, quiet country-style living, 20 min from Gepps Cross. All household amenities available. Person must be employed and reliable. $130 per week, in advance, utilities included. May suit someone with a horse. Ph 0408 807 831.

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HISTORY BOOK FOR SALE

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BALAKLAVA Golf Club would like to thank the community for their donations and support of the street stall held on December 2. The amazing sum of $2,188 was raised. Raffle winners 1st Kevyna Gardner, 2nd Andrew Manuel, 3rd Peg Lane.

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Interruption to power supply ETSA Utilities advises that due to essential substation work, power will be interrupted to Auburn township and surrounds overnight on Thursday 15 December 2011. The interruption will commence around 10pm on Thursday night with power being restored by 4am Friday morning. For tips on what to do during a power interruption please read our Customer Handbook, available at: etsautilities.com.au/ customerservice. To request a hard copy or for more information call us on 13 12 61.

Reschedule of Ordinary Meeting Dates NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to Section 81 of the Local Government Act 1999, Council’s ordinary meeting for December 2011 has been rescheduled to Wednesday December 14, 2011, in lieu of Wednesday December 28, 2011 and its ordinary meeting for January 2012 be held on Wednesday January 18, 2012, in lieu of Wednesday January 25, 2012 due to the Christmas/New Year period and Australia Day celebrations. Geoff Sheridan ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

DEVELOPMENT ACT 1993 DISTRICT COUNCIL OF MALLALA NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CATEGORY 3 DEVELOPMENT Pursuant to Section 38 (5) of the Development Act, 1993 Notice is hereby given that an application comprising a CATEGORY 3 DEVELOPMENT has been lodged with the Council for development assessment. Details of the a p p l i c a t i o n a re a s follows:DEVELOPMENT NO: 312 / 340 / 2010

Interruption to power supply ETSA Utilities advises that due to substation upgrade work, power will be interrupted to Balaklava township on Sunday 11 December 2011. The interruption will commence around 5am with power being restored by 10am. We apologise for any inconvenience. This work may not proceed in extreme weather or due to unforseen circumstances.

APPLICANT’S NAME: AC Demolition

Invitation to attend the NRM Board meeting Members of the community are invited to attend the next meeting of the Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Board on: Monday 12 December 2011 12.00 noon Lunch 1.00 pm Board meeting at the Northern and Yorke NRM Board Office 41-49 Eyre Road, Crystal Brook For more information, please contact the Board on 8636 2361 or board@nynrm.sa.gov.au

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Interruption to power supply ETSA Utilities advises that due to essential work, power will be interrupted to Port Wakefield township, Proof Range and surrounds on Tuesday 20 December 2011. For most of Port Wakefield township the interruption will commence around 7am with power being restored by 12 noon. Customers south of the 80km sign heading out of Port Wakefield (on the dual highway heading towards Adelaide) extending to the Proof Range will have power restored by 5pm. For tips on what to do during a power interruption please read our Customer Handbook, available at: etsautilities.com.au/ customerservice.To request a hard copy or for more information call us on 13 12 61.

N at u r e O f T h e D evelopment : Processing, stockpiling and crushing of inert construction and demolition waste, and associated storage and amenities buildings, water storage tanks, material, storage b ay s, c a r p a r k i n g, landscaping, internal roadway and ancillary site works (NonComplying). SUBJECT LAND: Section 43 Crabb Road, Lower Light, Hundred of Dublin, CT: 5367/40 ZONE: General Farming

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

The application may be examined at the Offices of the Council located at 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala, or 69 Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells, during normal business hours and any person or body affected may make relevant rep re s e n t a t i o n s i n writing concerning this application to reach the Development & Compliance Coordinator at 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala not later than Wednesday December 21, 2011. Each person making a submission should indicate whether that person wishes to appear personally or be represented by another par ty before the Council Development A s s e s s m e n t Pa n e l in suppor t of that submission. Please note that, pursuant to Section 38 (8) of the Development Act, a copy of each representation received will be forwarded to the applicant for a written response. Signed: Brendon Schulz Authorised Officer

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Refuse & Transfer Stations Two Wells Closed from 4pm Wednesday December 21 re-opening 9am Wednesday January 5, 2012 Mallala Closed from 12pm Thursday December 22 re-opening 9am Thursday January 5, 2012 Normal operating hours will occur after this period provided a total fire ban has not been declared in the Mid North Fire ban District. Refuse & Recycle Collections Refuse/Recycle bins will not be collected on Monday December 26, Tuesday December 27 or Monday January 2, 2012. Please allow one/two days delay for bin collections during both weeks of the festive season. Normal collections will recommence in the week beginning Monday January 9, 2012. For all after hours emergencies please call 8527 0200

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Rural Directions Pty Ltd has a progressive and successful piggery client based in the mid North of South Australia seeking a proactive, self-motivated and reliable person to join their team as a Piggery Assistant. Key Responsibilities include assisting the Grower Manager with: • Feeding and cleaning tasks • Weaner and grower operations • Animal husbandry and QA standards We are seeking a person who has: • The ability to work in a team • Excellent communication skills • Knowledge of maintenance tasks • Experience in Piggery operations To discuss the opportunity and obtain a job description, please contact Carlyn Sherriff on 08 8842 1103. Applications close Thursday December 22, 2011.

Horizon Christian School Requires the following position:

Key Literacy/ English Teacher

0.55 Position (This position will be available subject to successful grant application) Horizon Christian School is a growing Interdenominational Christian School, situated in the town of Balaklava with a school enrolment R-12 in 2011 of approximately 400 students. The successful applicant is expected to be a practicing Christian active in the life of his or her church and willing to join an enthusiastic staff team at Horizon.

Balco Australia is a leading manufacturer and exporter of a range of animal feed products including oaten and wheaten hay, straw, lucerne and alfalfa, to Asia and the Middle East. Balco’s Field Services Team works with a loyal network of growers across the state providing advice and assistance about improved farming practice to ensure production of the best possible product for our overseas customers. An exciting opportunity exists to join the Field Services Team, to get out and about with the farming community and contribute in a meaningful way in this important South Australian industry. So if you are seeking a career out of the office (most of the time), that builds on your passion for and understanding of agri-business we’d like to hear from you. You will need to be confident and outgoing and able to support our wide grower base. You’ll be a good communicator and negotiator and able to spot an opportunity to add value. A background and experience in farming and agriculture will be highly regarded as will relevant qualifications or an interest in further study. Please direct enquiries to Technical Services Manager, Mr Pat Guerin, on 0403 583 973 Applications should be directed to: Mr P Guerin, C/- Balco Australia, 27 Edith Terrace, Balaklava, 5461 OR emailed to pguerin@balco.com.au no later than close of business on December 16, 2011.

For more information and application forms please contact the Principal, Mike Clisby on (08) 8862 2100. Applications close Friday December 16, 2011 at 3:30pm

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Light Street, Hamley Bridge between Gilbert Street and Barry Street, Hamley Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic between 5.30pm to 10.30pm on Saturday December 17, 2011 for the Hamley Bridge Christmas Parade. SA Police will be in attendance for any traffic disruption affecting Gilbert Street. Participants of this event are exempt from observing Australian Road Rules 221, 230, 237, 238, 264, 265, 266, 268, 269 and 298.

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Main Street, Owen from Third Street to Railway Terrace, Owen will be closed to vehicular traffic between 5pm and 9.30pm on Saturday December 24, 2011 for the Owen Christmas Eve Celebrations. Participants of this event are exempt from observing Australian Road Rules 221, 230, 237, 238, 264, 265, 266, 268, 269 and 298. For further details, contact Infrastructure Services Manager, David Hassett, Wakefield Regional Council on 8862 0800.

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1448.3 Ha Well Improved Cropping Land 3579 Ac - To Be Offered In Lots Lot 1 Aldam 127.9 Ha Cropping land. Lot 2 Bevan North 246.6 Ha with Implement, hay, shearing sheds, cattle yards. Lot 3 Bevan South 241.2 Ha Cropping land. Lot 4 Homestead 1.5 Ha Solid homestead, garage, set in neat gardens. Lot 5 Earls 251.75 Ha Cropping land. Lot 6 Williams 278.4 Ha Cropping land. Lot 7 Pyms 184.97 Cropping land. All has mains water connected. Offering Lots 1 to 4 as whole, then into contingent lots. Remarks. A well located property some 80 kms north of Adelaide 25 Kms S. W. Balaklava, central to numerous silos, Adelaide Pln Livestock Exchange and small towns. The improvements are well maintained and presented. This versatile property gives the opportunity for farm build up or agricultural investment. Web ID: 3889807

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Mainly flat to rising nearly all arable brown red to sandy loam, mains water, ranging from 113.7 Ha to 253.3 Ha. Tenders close February 7, 2012 at 4 pm Elders Roseworthy, sealed envelope Marked Beaufort. Term for 3 years commencing March 2, 2012.

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• Well located property with advanced farming practices & management • Slightly undulating farming land with sandy loam soils. • Area generally regarded as 350mm 375mm • Easily managed with large paddocks suited to variety of cropping enterprises • Attractive four bedroom family home • 2 large machinery sheds, plus sundry shedding.

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• Approx 74 acres with yards & paddocks • The modern 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom home • Open plan kitchen/dine/lounge • Front & rear deck which enjoy perfect scenery BALAKLAVA - NEW $395,000 • Modern home with all the mod cons • 4 beds, BIR & Ensuite • Open plan kitchen/dine, granite benches & loads of cupboards • Central lounge with BI’s in study • Outdoor kitchen, pergola & water feature

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BALAKLAVA/AVON - NEW $423,900 • Modern 4 bed brick veneer home that has a lot of outstanding features. • Ranch style with formal lounge, large open plan family living area/dining • Timber kitchen with great work area, cupboards & dishwasher. • BIR to 3/WIR & Ensuite to main • Large laundry, auto vac system & separate study. • Outside has large front & back lawn area, fenced and numerous shedding

BALAKLAVA - NEW PRICE $175,000 • A quaint 3 bedroom home on approx 2,000m2. • Open plan living with a beautiful renovated kitchen/dine • Award winning front garden, enclosed rear yard that is ideal for the young family. • Large 9mx6m shed and single garage. BALAKLAVA - NEW $177,000 • 3 bedroom well presented home • BIR, open plan kitchen/dine/family • All weather entertainment area • Established garden with good shedding • Well tenanted – suit investor BALAKLAVA $85,000 • 1,053m2 residential allotment • Huge 80’x30’ shed with concrete floor • Power & water connected • Established fruit trees • What could you do with a shed like this? BLYTH $39,000 each • Various sizes in the popular Benbournie estate • Services available • Will sell fast – secure your block for your new home • 11 blocks left…. PT WAKEFIELD - NEW $199,000 • Good Investment Opportunity • Approx 2,070m2 allotment • 4 bedroom home • Sub division potential (STCC)

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Expressions of interest to Windsor Tennis Courts Tender PO Box 313 Dublin, 5501 Tenders close December 31, 2011

BALAKLAVA $235,000 • 3 bedroom double brick family home • Stunning renovated kitchen/dine, lounge with period glass doors • Rear sun room, low maint garden & rainwater plumbed to house • 2 garages & corner block

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Balaklava 9 Harris Street

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Ideal family home with 4 bedrooms & 2 living areas

• 2 bedroom home • Great little workshop with power • Large lounge adjoining the eating area

Balaklava’s Number 1 name in Real Estate Plains Producer, Wednesday November 9, 2011

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

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

• Centrally located • Huge private block • Timber cupboards & slate floor in kitchen • Huge double lounge • Double garage

Balaklava

$289,900

• Spacious lounge • Gallery style kitchen • Large shed & carport • Semi enclosed pergola • 2 Reverse Cycle Air Conditioners

Vacant Land

Wattle Ridge Estate Stage 2

• 9 lots remaining • Wide frontages • Sizes: 527m2 to 1,057m2 • Price range $68,950 to $92,950 Balaklava

$169,900

Unit 7, 1 Charles Street

Low maintenance 2 bedroom unit

• Low maintenance • Secure property • Roomy lounge • Landscaped gardens

• Semi modern kitchen • Good size bedrooms • Ideally located

Balaklava $149,500 17 Kelly Street

Location & Great Investment

• Very affordable home • Pre-fabricated 3 bedroom • Good size lounge room • 1062 m2 block with fruit trees and a established lawn and garden area.

RLA 150 881

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other reports: P20-23, P26-28

Riverton adds to Hamley’s woes n Balaklava Primary School swimming carnival, page 23

n Mallala

Tennis Club’s inaugural tournament, page 20

Pleasant, and yet at times windy, conditions greeted bowlers last weekend – one in which a number of defining results were recorded across both divisions. Let’s start with Division One. Leaders Port Wakefield ventured to Balaklava endeavouring to repeat their earlier success against Balaklava Gold. However, that was not to be with Balaklava Gold recording an all-rinks-up win against the competition leaders. Peter Thompson (BGo) had a narrow five shot win over Will McPharlin (PW), Trevor Clifford (BGo) had a narrow six shot win over G McPharlin (PW), while Barry Taylor (BGo) completed the job with a comfortable win over Ray Murphy (PW). Another match viewed with interest featured Riverton against last season’s premiers, Hamley Bridge. This match was a tight contest over the early ends, with Riverton gradually building up an overall lead of 17 shots by afternoon tea. Neil Rogers (R) led 11-9 over Philip Rex (HB); Barry Mullins (R) was 16-2 up over Barry Smith (HB) while Jason McMillan narrowly led Anthony O’Brien (HB) 5-4 (eight ends played). As the match continued to completion, Rex (HB) gradually gained the ascendency over Rogers (R) to win his rink by10 shots. However, his effort could not cover for his fellow skippers as Smith (HB) was downed by Mullins (R) by 28 shots while McMillan (R) finished 10 shots up over O’Brien (HB), in a low scoring encounter. In all, Riverton added to Hamley Bridge’s recent woes by recording a two rink up, 28 shot win. n John Glistak reports on other matches – page 21

n ADAM Fisher in bat for Mallala on Saturday. Cricket scores - page 27

‘working local, thinking global’

Buying Cereal Straw Immediate delivery is available

Time to get Auger-nised for harvest! n Friday

night lights – Page 22

n COREY Watts lines up for Riverton during Saturday’s Division One clash against Hamley Bridge.

Contact: Noel Bubner 0429 642 205 Geoff Penna 0409 859 126 Head Office 27 Edith Terrace Balaklava 5461 Ph 8862 0000

www.balco.com.au

Time to get Auger-nised for harvest! Time to get Auger-nised for harvest!

Itʻs a BELT!

15” belt x 45’ Field Loader

✓ Low profile hopper ✓ Gentle on Pulse seeds ✓ Best Mover Kit Available

• Super low profile hopper fits under any bin • 3t / minute • Gentle on lentils and peas. • Standard 15” belt lengths available from 67’ to 102’+ • Completely self propelled

All 1041 Augers have…

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• The BEST hydraulic mover kit around • 27hp Honda Motors • Reverser gearbox • High tensile seamless barrels • 3t /min capacity • Sealed oil bath gears

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Phone Colin Williams (03) 5497 1420 or 0429 333 225

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