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Residents query rate change RATEPAYERS in the District Council of Mallala (DCM) have aired concerns over increased rates from a proposed change in its rating system but council denies the new system will boost rate revenue. DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said the current rating system had been in place for the past two decades. “We have an obligation to review council’s rates policy, which hasn’t been updated for 20 years,” he said. The proposed change would mean switching from the planning zone rating system, to the land

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use rating system, which involves individual assessment by the State Valuer-General. Wakefield Regional Council has used the land use rating system since 2004. Residents have contacted the Plains Producer with concerns of increasing rates. Mr Mansueto said under the new system,

some would receive lower rates, while others would increase. “It can be higher or lower, depending on where each individual ratepayer fits in which category,” he said. “What won’t increase is the total rate revenue.” Rate increases under the new system have been capped at 7.5 per cent per rateable property. Council’s current rating system is based on locality zoning, while the land use system is by far more common in South Australia. There are 17 councils still using the locality model, while 36 operate under the land use system. Two public meetings have been organised

to discuss the issue, the first is on Tuesday, February 14 at 7pm at Mallala Institute and the second will be held the following evening also at 7pm, in the Two Wells Community Centre. “Anyone with any general questions or concerns, by all means, are welcome to attend,” Mr Mansueto said. “If people have a separate, specific question regarding the impact it will have on their property, feel free to contact the council office.” The public consultation will then be reviewed at a special meeting on March 5 to decide on applying the rating system for the following financial year in 2012/2013.

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BALAKLAVA High School principal, Mark Healy, hands student Dylan Pfeiffer keys to a tractor purchased through the Commonwealth grant in a symbolic gesture watched by team members who helped drive the project: tech studies vocational education co-ordinator, Wally Radowicz, ag science teacher, Sue Pratt and BHS administrator, Ruth Stevens. INSET: Dylan Kearns uses a MIG welder.

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will be In Balaklava, schools and students Community building ce- High School, Clare High and Burra able to access training in engineering; Balaklava and Riverton have beenwith School. up to and construction; and agriculture. mented as education hubs for the region, high will Together, the schools have gained local at Riverton, automotive and agriculture the the Federal government announcing $2.6 million grant funding to implement will specialise in building Centres. to be spent at be offered, while Clare schools will become Trade Training to train project, with about $1.1 million and construction and Burra in agriculture. Students and adults will soon be able construc- Balaklava. n Continued Page 2 with in agriculture, engineering, building and North Page 8 The trade training will be interlinked n Push for combined campus – tion, and automotive through the lower High TAFE, offering participants up to certificate three 16, 17 Page n Student leaders named – Centre of Trade Training, led by Balaklava District in their chosen trade. School and incorporating Riverton and



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delivered to the region. Balaklava High School would lead a partnership which also included Burra Community School, Clare High School, Riverton and District High School and TAFE SA Regional. Strong partnerships with Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) also have been formed. Participating schools have developed trade focus areas, pur-

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SAFF in search for grain leaders

The South Australian Farmers Federation (SAFF) is distributing nomination packs to its grain grower members inviting them to ‘throw their hats in the ring’ for a new Grains Section Management group to drive its re-established Grains Section. The Grains Management Group will start operations in early March, with the current SAFF Grains Industry Committee and its ongoing projects remaining in place until the handover. Announcing the nomination call, SAFF president Peter White said: “This isn’t just another call for a commodity committee. “It’s something of a landmark event, because it represents the formal beginning of a new deal for grains industry representation in this state, at both local and national levels,” he said.

Community mentors aim to help students

Saddleworth primary year six students share some cooking class fun with Mentoring Program co-ordinator, Colleen Haseldine.– PICTURE: Lisa Redpath.

If you have an hour spare each week and are looking to be a mentor to local students, the new Community Mentoring Program may be the perfect thing for you. The Department for Education and Child Development has started a Community Mentoring Program in the Mid North region with Hamley Bridge Primary, Snowtown Area School and Saddleworth Primary included in the cluster. The program matches volunteer community members to students in these local schools. Local Community Mentor co-ordinator for the Mid North and Pirie cluster, Colleen Haseldine, said the program had already been a success in the Yorke Peninsula region. “The aim of the program is to assist students in Years five to nine, to make successful transition at school and to achieve their full potential,” Colleen said. Schools will work with Colleen to match up students with mentors. “Community mentoring

is a great chance to become a valuable member of your community and an important person in the life of an individual child,” Colleen said. Volunteers give one hour of their time once a week during school hours to spend time with a student undertaking activities such as craft, gardening, cooking, board games, sport, develop or research their ideas, set goals, work on school projects, help with school work, or simply just sit and talk. “The program is aimed at children who may need a little extra attention or company,” Colleen said. Successful applicants attend a three hour core training workshop and on-going support and training will be available. Interested community members will need to fill out an application form, provide two referees and undertake criminal history screening. Or you can visit the website mentoring/ and email your form to colleen.haseldine@, or call 0409 219 147.

Wasleys tennis club nets cash State grant brings $40,000 for lighting COMMUNITY sport clubs in the Light Electorate are the first recipients of the State government’s $6.5 million Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program. Member for Light, Tony Piccolo, on Monday joined Minister for Sport and Recreation, Tom Kenyon, in announcing almost a quarter-million dollars’ worth of grants for local sporting clubs. Mr Piccolo said he was pleased local clubs were well represented in the grant announcement.

Wasleys Bowling Club received $25,000 for overhead lighting replacement, which president Brad McDougall said would ensure the club could continue to hold competitive events against other regional teams – and eventually expand the competition and attract visitors and people to Walseys. Under the program, the State Government will match, dollar for dollar, money raised by sport and recreation clubs. Speaking in Gawler,

Mr Kenyon said the new projects the grants would help fund would make a significant contribution to the community. “The State Government is committed to supporting local sporting groups that help create stronger communities,” Mr Kenyon said. Biggest grant – $160,000 – went to the Gawler Council to start the construction of a new skate park in the town. Students Corey Panagiotou and Jake Wilson were on hand to receive

At the cheque presentation in Gawler (from left) Jake Wilson and Corey Panagiotou from Gawler skater Action Group, Brad McDougall representing Wasleys Bowling Club, Cr Kevin Fischer, Chair of the Council Committee responsible for the Skate Park Project, Andrew Butcher, Gawler & Districts Tennis association, Gawler Council CEO, Stephen Kerrigan, Minister Tom Kenyon, with (front) local MP Tony Piccolo and Gawler Mayor, Brian Sambell. the cheque on behalf of the council. The students – part of the Gawler Skater Action Group – had collected more than 500 signatures calling

on the council to build a new skate park after the old park was torn down due to safety issues. “This is a great reward for the hard work and

initiative these young men have shown,” Mr Piccolo said. “It’s a great result for them and it’s a great result for Gawler in general.”



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Boundary battle LIGHT MP Tony Piccolo has criticised attempts by the Liberal Party to have the Light Electorate boundaries changed to return a more favourable result for the Liberals at the next election. Mr Piccolo said: “In their submission to the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission, the Liberal Party and Liberal Light wannabe politician, Cosie Costa, have both recommended the southern parts of the electorate be annexed from the Light district.” Mr Piccolo said he won 13 of the 16 booths across the electorate at the last election, with the southern areas returning a particularly strong result for Labor. “The Liberal Party is basically asking the commission to win their seats for them,” Mr Piccolo said. Mr Piccolo said the methodology

and reasoning used by the commission under the new fairness principle has been correct and no major changes are warranted. “The Commission has to draw up boundaries that will reasonably and accurately deliver a result that reflects voter intentions,” he said. “In doing so, the Commission has to make some assumptions, and to date it has done a very good job meeting the population and fairness tests. “However, it shouldn’t be required to make allowances or compensate for bad campaign strategy.” Mr Piccolo acknowledged the boundaries will need to be amended slightly to meet the population test, but said this could be done without affecting the margin voted by the people of the electorate at the last election.

Gawler & District Tennis Association received $40,000 for resurfacing the hard courts at Essex Park and upgrading clubrooms.

Grants open Sport and recreation organisations across South Australia can now apply for more than $7million in funding now available through a recent State government restructure of grants programs. Recreation and Sport Minister, Tom Kenyon says the Sport and Recreation Development and Inclusion Program (SRDIP) and the Sport and Recreation Sustainability Program (SRSP) are both open for applications from today. Closing dates for both programs is Monday, March 26. For further information, visit www.

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First step in creating Shamus cycling trail THE Shamus Liptrot Cycling Trail is getting closer to the first stages of its construction following a meeting between Balaklava Area Committee (BAC) and Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) last week. BAC representatives met with WRC chief executive officer, Geoff Sheridan, community development officer, David Woodroofe and one of the three Central ward councillors, Owen Chapman. The meeting, held in the council chamber, was scheduled following a letter from BAC chairperson, Terry Williams, who conveyed the committee’s belief community projects were not progressing quickly enough and the committee was not equipped to forward those projects any faster. “Rather than enter into a dialogue of correspondence, I thought it would be better to get them in and have a chat,” Mr Sheridan said. The cycling trail – aiming to travel from Balaklava to Halbury and possibly beyond – was the main topic of discussion, with BAC keen to get construction under way, with assistance from council officers. Last year Mr Williams made a presentation to a council meeting asking for its

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support. WRC still needs to officially approve the project. “We had a very co-operative meeting on the trail and other topics last week,” he said. “It helped set things in motion and I commend and thank Geoff and his team for taking action.” Commenting on the trail, Mr Sheridan said: “To progress in the immediate future, we need to look at getting stage one done, from Balaklava to the golf club,” “Before that can happen, a soil contamination report needs to be done, as well as getting approval to use the land and submitting a development application.” Results of the soil testing, which started yesterday, should be known in about four weeks. Tests are required by the controller of the rail corridor, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to check for possible arsenic and other contamination from years ago. It is expected the rail corridor would be transferred to WRC under licence, similar to the section west of Balaklava to Port Wakefield. A spokesman for DENR in Kadina confirmed this would be the most likely outcome.

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BAC has enough funding – through an anonymous donor – to pay for the soil tests by Soil and Groundwater (S&G) Consulting and cover some material costs to get to Balaklava Golf Club. Grant funding will be sought to assist with costs and develop the trail beyond the golf course. A detailed plan would need to be developed. Mr Williams said it was

expected some voluntary involvement transporting quarry material would be required. “We are likely to make an appeal for trucks in the future,” Mr Williams said. “My aim is to try to get the trail to the golf club by May, the anniversary of Shamus’s death. It will need some cooperation from council and the community, but knowing

this town, I reckon Balaklava will stand up and help out. “You only have to look at what Sophie van Kleef and her friends are striving to achieve.” Mr Sheridan was also impressed with the support shown towards the project by local youth on social networking website, Facebook, organised by Sophie van Kleef.

The new skate park, the master plan for the Balaklava township, town dry zones and the Balaklava Moody Estate wetlands were amongst other items discussed. “The whole dry zone issue has been in limbo, so it definitely needs further discussion,” Mr Sheridan said. He will also be presenting a report – funded by a grant from the State government’s Natural Resource Management community funding scheme – on the wetlands feasibility study at this month’s council meeting. “Generally, the meeting was held in a very positive manner and set the scene for the two groups to work closely in the future,” Mr Sheridan said. “The area committees form a very important part of the management of the area and council recognises that. “I think the BAC are a bit hard on themselves, in not feeling they move forward in a lot of projects but if you look back at what they have achieved, it has been incredible.”

Facebook helps Sophie push project A STRONG contingent of youths have thrown their support behind the Shamus Liptrot Cycling Trail, the huge throng of followers keen to see their inspirational friend’s life honoured by the project. The cycling trail concept, raised by the Balaklava Area Committee last year, is to build a track from Balaklava, through Halbury and, eventually, link up with the Riesling Trail in the Clare Valley. A small committee has now been formed to help fundraise and progress the project. Sophie van Kleef, (pictured) who instigated the committee’s formation, also started a fan page on social networking website, Facebook, to provide all those interested with regular updates, while also gathering various fundraising ideas. She attended a meeting between the BAC and Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) last Wednesday.

“It was really good to attend and it wasn’t as scary as I thought (and) the discussion at the council meeting was very positive,” she said. Sophie presented the early response for the Facebook page showing enormous support for the project at the meeting. “About 200 people responded to the Facebook page in the first few hours, which was fantastic, and over the past week the number of people joining the page has been steadily increasing and is currently more than 440,” she said. “Facebook is great for getting word out there


to people all over Australia, and the world.” Such was Shamus’widespread influence on people, supporters have joined the page from all over the globe. “While most support comes from the Adelaide Plains and surrounding areas, we also have support from Shamus’ cycling friends, who live in Queensland and New South Wales, as well as previous residents living interstate and overseas such as the United States of America,” Sophie said. “All of the feedback from the community has been extremely positive, both on and off the Facebook page. “So many people have approached me, whether they knew Shamus well or not at all, and offered their help in any way that they can, the community spirit is just wonderful.” Anyone with a Facebook profile can get updates and share their ideas on the Shamus Liptrot Bike Trail page by joining the fan page.

Along with Sophie, Shamus’ schoolmates including Jane Harding, Bradley Michael, Sally Arbon, Tess Wiseman, Kirsty McArdle, Jed Rowland and James Abberley are all on the steering committee, looking to raise money for the project. Professional cyclists, Annette Edmondson and Sophie Ootes, have also indicated they would like to join the committee at some stage. Edmondson and Ootes ride with the Norwood Cycling Club and have both represented Australia at varying stages of their respective careers, Edmondson claiming the Amy Gillett Award in 2008. Now, it is time to get the ball rolling. “Some ideas so far include a bike-a-thon, gala ball, an auction, a music concert and a fundraiser chocolate drive,” Sophie said. “Any feedback and ideas from the community would be greatly appreciated and can be directed to committee members.”

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Another grand act is set to light up the stage at the Courthouse in Auburn, as Melbourne-based, twin sister singer and songwriters, Alanna and Alicia will entertain on Sunday, February 12. The girls, who have just been awarded a Victoria Arts Touring Grant, are visiting South Australia for the first time. The sister duet will be performing original folk, jazz, and root songs in a four piece outfit featuring guitar,

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Rural women finalists Another two rural women have been recognised for their work, with a mixed farm enterprise owner and a third generation viticulturist, selected as South Australian finalists for the 2012 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award. Both Krysteen McElroy from Padthaway and Mary Retallack from Crafters West are up for the award, which will be announced next Thursday, February 16.

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LOCAL police believe cultural differences and language barriers are resulting in large quantities of undersized seafood being taken from our local beaches. Police in Two Wells have recently begun patrolling nearby coastal areas in an effort to reduce the huge number of undersize fish and seafood being illegally taken. While police already have a busy schedule in the area, Sergeant Mick Pool said officers have been making an extra effort to get to known fishing areas and catch offenders in the act. “We’ve always been able to do it but we haven’t always had the time to police it much,” Sgt Pool explained. “Fisheries can’t get to beaches up here all the time and it’s something different for us to do. “It also gives us a new department to liaise with.” Patrols have led to the handing out of several fines, undersize blue swimmer crabs

TWO Wells police officer, Sgt Mick Pool, supplied this photograph of illegally caught crabs. the most common breach in recent months. Sgt Pool believed offenders are, more often than not, oblivious to size restrictions. “A majority of the people we have been finding are of Chinese origin,” he said.

“We have had reports from local residents of others pilfering undersized crabs, so it’s not necessarily just Asian people.” Of genuine concern is just how undersized many of these crabs are when being caught. “Some are really small, well

under the 11 centimetres,” Sgt Pool said. He said police have mainly been targeting Thompson’s Beach, Port Prime and coastal settlements in the general vicinity. There have been reports from locals suggesting crabs as small as 50-cent pieces are being taken. In one instance, police came across fishermen with a tub of 91 crabs. Of these, 85 were undersize. “And the offenders had no idea about it,” Sgt Pool said. He was happy to continue patrolling these areas to assist with preventing continuing illegal fishing practises. “We’re more aware of it now and it’s not too hard for us,” Sgt Pool said. “We’ve got all the measuring equipment with us as well.” Sgt Pool suggested signs should be erected in other common foreign languages to help guide migrants or non-English speaking residents.

Education to target Chinese

A LARGE number of people from the South Australian Chinese community are regularly being caught breaking fishing laws on local beaches, generally oblivious to Fisheries size and limit regulations. Middle Beach, Thompsons Beach and Parham, as well as other nearby coastal areas, have all been regular hotspots for illegal fishing, predominantly involving the taking of undersized blue swimmer crabs. The issue has prompted PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture to investigate ways of conveying the laws into the Chinese community. PIRSA Fisheries operations director, Peter Dietman, said work already is under way. “There are a number of initiatives currently in place to help educate fishers, including patrols by Fisheries officers – who are now working closely with local police, signage and our network of Fishcare volunteers,” Mr Dietman said. “They play a vital role in helping to promote the sustainability of South Australian fish stocks by visiting popular fishing spots to speak with recreational fishers about fishing rules and regulations. “PIRSA Fisheries will work with other authorities to develop a targeted approach where there are concerns regarding fishers from non-English speaking backgrounds. “This will involve identifying the geographic areas of concern, the languages involved and developing appropriate communications to address the issue in a targeted

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manner.” It is not the first time language barriers have led to repetitive instances of Fisheries law breaches in the area. PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture regional manager, Randall Donovan, said there was a similar situation with the Vietnamese community a few years ago. “All of the beaches being targeted have signs at their access points and they are all in English,” Mr Donovan said. “We have had some signs in Vietnamese but now we may need to cover Cantonese and Mandarin as well and we are actually looking at doing that. Mr Donovan said Fisheries is looking at getting the message to the non-English speaking community through universities, given a majority of the offenders in these groups are students.

He also suggested targeting their local media, through radio and magazines, as another avenue to take. Two Wells police officer, Sergeant Mick Pool, has been patrolling the beaches in recent months, noting the strong number of Chinese offenders (see separate story). “All of Sergeant Pool’s observations are consistent with ours,” Mr Donovan said. “These people predominantly don’t understand there are any Fisheries laws in place. “Mind you, they’re no Lone Ranger when it comes crabbing offences because we still have problems with local Australians.” Mr Donovan said the current throng of people of Chinese descent allegedly unknowingly but regularly breaking fishing laws was an area Fisheries could drastically reduce with the right educational methods. Since having the same issue with Vietnamese speaking people many years ago, the number of offenders from that group has dropped. Mr Donovan believed Fisheries now had an opportunity to develop a solid strategy in promoting fishing laws and reducing the number of offences. “It would be nice if we could get in to the local Chinese community to promote these laws.” PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture urges anyone who witnesses illegal fishing activity to report it to FISHWATCH on 1800 065 522.

Police warn coastal communities after house breaks RESIDENTS of our local coastal areas are being reminded to be vigilant with securing their homes on the back of several recent break-ins. Between January 15 and 29, a front window was smashed and entry gained to a home on the Esplanade, Thompsons Beach. A television and other various items were stolen. Two houses on the Esplanade at Middle Beach were entered between January 29 and 30. One was entered through a smashed window and the other by jemmying a window. Cash, food and other assorted items were stolen. Also at Middle Beach, copper pipe

from a rainwater tank was stolen between February 2 and 3. TWO WELLS • POLICE have reported a 41-year-old man for cultivating cannabis, possessing a prohibited weapon, failing to store ammunition appropriately and tampering with an electrical meter. On February 3, police from Traffic Support Branch went to a Two Wells home and allegedly found six cannabis plants growing hydroponically in the home, along with several hundred rounds of ammunition and a an ASP baton. The man will be summoned to appear

in the Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court at a later date. • A VEHICLE was set on fire on Artesian Road, Two Wells, on February 3.

Town saddened by death

A 66-year-old Balaklava man collapsed while at McCracken Ford on Friday, February 3. It is believed Trevor Young suffered a heart attack. SA Ambulance personnel arrived at the scene but despite all attempts to revive the man, he passed away soon after. His passing has saddened the Balaklava community.

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How many of you made a New Year’s resolution? And if you did, how many of you have stuck to it? I don’t make one as I know I’ll never stick to it. And I asked the staff at The Plains Producer, and they usually don’t make them as they, too, don’t stick to them. According to a national Weight Watchers (WW) study, 54 per cent of Australians made a New Year’s resolution, but most have given up already. WW surveyed 1200 people and a whopping 83 per cent made health related resolutions. However 82 per cent have already fallen off the wagon! WW said that January was probably not the best month in which to make a resolution, with school holidays, Australia Day celebrations, sociable barbecues and beach days making healthy goals quite difficult. The reality is most of us set totally unrealistic goals that require drastic change, and as a result, the goals are never met. WW suggests trying a quieter month, such as February, to put your “True Year’s” resolution into action. Well, I don’t know if February is a quieter month for many people either, but the kids are Back To School (BTS). And as one friend said to me after the first hectic day of school last week “After relaxing holidays, it’s like a tsunami has hit me”. Yes, it’s back to meetings, school and sport and everything else that goes with them. Mallala The 2012 Mallala Reunion will be held on Sunday February 12 at St Helen’s Park, Prospect Rd, Prospect (at bus stop 9). The day kicks off at 2pm with former Mallala GP Dr Fernandez opening the reunion. The reunion has been running for 55 years, and is a chance for past and present residents to catch up before



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it’s too late! Everyone is invited to attend, and please take a plate of afternoon tea to pool. Two Wells

Two Wells Probus Club celebrated Australia Day with a “bring and share” lunch on January 23. Glenys Middleton played the national anthem on a melodica, a keyboard with a hose used to blow in air. Now that’s an instrument I haven’t seen around for ages. A hat parade was then judged, with the winner being Eugene Chaplin (above) in his typical Aussie fly net hat. The members also had a game of birth-date bingo, won by Audrey Hart, and then all had a shared lunch. Balaklava And speaking of Australia Day, former Balaklava, now Roxby Downs local, Rachel Young (nee Howard), was awarded the Citizen of the Year 2012. Rachel was nomi-


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nated by her sister Wendy Kruger for her association with the Roxby community over the past 24 years. Rachel was unaware she had been nominated for, let alone won, the award, so husband Mark had to keep it a surprise for a few days. Mark arranged for his mum Jan Young, and Rachel’s mum Colleen Howard, to sneak from Balaklava up to Roxby and stay in hiding until the ceremony. That they did, and Rachel was very surprised when her mum emerged in the middle of her speech. A well kept secret for a well deserving recipient.

Port Parham The Social Club’s annual Strawberry Fete is on February 26 from 10am to 4pm in the club. Morning tea and lunch will be available, with delicious strawberries and icecream for dessert. Money raised at the fete from the raffle and Dutch Auction are going to the Dublin cemetery fence and gate restoration project. And bingo is back in the Social Club every Tuesday at 10.30am. Dublin And if you’d rather night Bingo, then head to the Institute on March 1, with eyes down at 7.30pm. Clare Join in the atmosphere of a “high tea” in bushland setting of the Clare Showgrounds on May 20 for the Northern Autumn Garden Festival. The day starts 10am to 4pm and costs $5 for adults. Guest speakers include Sophie Thomson from the ABC. Morning tea, lunch, gourmet foods and stalls will be available.

RACHEL Young holds her award, with her Mum-in-law, Jan Young at left and Mum, Colleen Howard at right.


n joke of the week: What did the ground say to the earthquake? You crack me up!

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously JUST A THOUGHT overlooked something

Blood bank in Balaklava District News Roll up your sleeves and give blood for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. The service will be visiting Balaklava Town Hall on February 24 1-6pm. Before you donate, make sure you eat something, drink four good sized glasses of water, and take photo ID.

Send us holiday snaps n WHAT have you been up to over the holidays? We’ll publish all those great family holiday snaps, as well as news and photos from

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social events. Send jpeg pictures in large format – as they come from the camera – to editor@plainsproducer.

Owen Some people have told me they haven’t had a good crop of tomatoes this season. Why is that? Owen’s Philomena Clarke hasn’t had success with her tomatoes either, but has had a bumper crop of sweetcorn, with pumpkins still to come. Some years are like that for fruit and vegies as last year was a bad year for my little plums - that would be my Satsuma plums!

School News Blyth Primary School Year 2-4 students are learning about life cycles, growth and development this term. They have some new classmates, not of the two-legged variety. Yabbies, leaf insects, mealworms and a “mystery pet” will be watched closely with their changes and growth being monitored. I’m sure the students will have fun and I hope they let me know what their “mystery pet” turns into! Balaklava High School’s swimming carnival will be held at the pool on Monday February 13 from 4.30pm. Snowtown The Community Foodies Program is coming to Snowtown, starting with an information session 10am to 1pm on February 23 at the Leisure Activity Room at the hospital. Foodies are local volunteers supporting local communities to make healthy food choices. If you’re keen, please RSVP to AnneMarie ph 8865 0100 by February 17.



NEWS v Clare & Gilbert Valleys JASON Mathie and his wife, Delvene, proudly display their trophies – PICTURE: David Goudie

Enter the Adelaide Plains 2012 ...

Emu Awards Supported by


Cash prize to the overall winner, donated by Churches of Christ Life Care

• The Adelaide Plains Emu Awards are open to people who live or work in the regional communities of the Wakefield Regional Council and District Council of Mallala or township of Virginia. • Nominees may be an individual, business, organisation/community group, event or project. From these, an overall winner will be named. • To be eligible, you can be nominated or nominate yourself within ONE category only. The nominee must complete a maximum of 300 words on the appropriate nomination form. • Nominees and nominators should attend the awards ceremony. • The selection panel reserves the right to redirect the nomination to another award category if it is considered more suitable. • The selection panel will have the final decision and no correspondence will be entered into.


CRITERIA: All categories are judged based on their excellence and recognisable efforts which have placed them out of the ordinary and must have occurred during the period January 2011 to January 2012. Leadership and inspirational qualities will need to be shown. ❏ Individual: For a person who has made a significant contribution by way of doing something out of the ordinary. This contribution may have been for the person himself or herself or for the community at a local, state or national level. ❏ Community Group: For not-for-profit organisations/volunteer groups and community groups which have worked on a community-based program which has extended their abilities and provided a positive difference to their local or regional area. ❏ Business: Recognises a business which has grown its output and created employment through being innovative and having a different approach, making it stand out and be seen as taking steps to grow. ❏ Event: Recognises an event which was focused on making the region look at itself in a different light by being innovative and creative. ❏ Support material: You may attach some additional material, but no more than three A4 pages. Press clippings, photographs, flyers etc are acceptable but have to be copied onto A4 size paper. Please do not bind or staple information – use paper clips. ❏ Awards Presentation: All entrants and nominators will be invited to the Adelaide Plains Emu Awards presentation at Balaklava Golf Club on Friday, March 23. ❏ ENTRY FORMS: Available from Wakefield Regional Council office, Balaklava, or its website, or at District Council of Mallala office. ❏ Send entries to: The Plains Producer, 9 Howe St, Balaklava 5461.


Jason snags a national title

A LOCAL butcher was crowned one of the best sausage makers in the nation at last weekend’s National Sausage King competition in Melbourne. Jason Mathie, of Mathie’s Meat Shop in Clare, was declared the winner of the Traditional Australian category. Jason was one of 30 of the nation’s top sausage makers battling it out in the Australian Meat Industry Council awards. The National Sausage King

competition has been running for 14 years. Sausages were judged on visual appeal, flavour and texture across the six categories. Two other South Australians, from Kent Town and Monash, placed in poultry and gourmet categories. According to Australian Meat Industry Council chief executive, Kevin Cottrill, 2012 was another outstanding competition and proved a difficult job for the judges to find the top six sausage makers.

Fresh new look with Riverton water project Clare and Gilbert Valleys council (CGVC) has approved the Riverton Stormwater Engineering Concept Design Report, with redevelopments of the Duck Pond Reserve due to start soon. CEO of CGVC, Roy Blight said council “endorsed the concept plan with much enthusiasm.” The reserve, which is located to the north east of the township, currently includes two elongated ponds within the Gilbert River. “Over recent times, there has been water loss, particularly in dry periods, so we need to fix this problem to ensure we have water sustainability,” Roy said. Another purpose for the redevelopment was to harvest stormwater from Riverton, minimising the town’s impact downstream on the Gilbert River. “This will not only have environmental benefits – but amenity benefits for surrounding towns,” Roy said. The project will also incorporate filtering methods to keep water clean. Redevelopment of the reserve will provide a permanent water feature, extend existing walking trials and support the redevelopment of the eastern

side of the Gilbert River, with plans of a picnicking area and barbecue facilities. “Work will start as soon as possible, however there is a bit of cleaning up to do before-hand,” Roy said. The project, which will take about five months to complete, has an estimated construction cost of $290,000. The cost will be covered by funding via the Upgraded Waste Management Scheme plus funding from the Federal government. Push for another tour stage BASKING in the success of hosting Stage One of this year’s Santos Tour Down Under cycling event, Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council again will submit an expression of interest to host a stage next year. “This year was quite successful, and the community spirit was fantastic, so we thought it would be a good opportunity to participate again,” said Council CEO, Roy Blight. With the results due to be released in June or July, council is currently evaluating the recent effort in order to improve the next one.

Plains Producer, Wednesday February 8, 2012

NEWS v District

Our ‘dirty girl’ stirs the pot Sally Crowther reports:


oung local entrepreneur Rebecca Sullivan has been working hard overseas for the last 10 years – but she’s returned to Mallala to “get her hands dirty” – again –with her business and social venture, Dirty Girl Kitchen. Looking to recruit an army of women, Rebecca, 30, the founder of this project, aims to ensure food heritage and ‘granny skills’ are continued to be passed down from older generations. “Our mission is to safeguard our ‘granny skills’ by protecting food heritage, culture, skills, knowledge and tradition,” Rebecca said. Rebecca, who has lived predominantly in the UK for the past 10 years, came up with the idea one afternoon as she was stirring a boiling pot of strawberry jam in her Cotswold cottage in Gloucestershire. “I remember I could not get the jam to set and was wishing I had a ‘granny’ there to pass on her knowledge to me,” Rebecca said. Before founding the project, Rebecca, a self taught cook, experienced a lot, including writing, teaching communication skills to scientists in the Maldives for the United Nations, launching food festivals, setting up her own environmental and agricultural food consultancy business, and farming coffee in Africa. “Living in Uganda was my most rewarding and challenging experience,” Rebecca said. “I lived with no electricity, toilet and no proper water, and found out the true meaning of the word ‘hunger’.” It was in Uganda she taught local farmers how to farm their produce effectively. Rebecca likes to describe Dirty Girl Kitchen as all her experiences and ideas thrown together in a ‘melting pot’. The project has several purposes including younger women learning from the older generation, not just cooking skills, knowledge and traditions, but also other skills such as growing food, making soap or weaving baskets. The project has the hope of reducing loneliness and isolation among elderly women by allowing them to

Rebecca seeks to rescue ‘granny’ skills become involved by passing down their skills, traditions and recipes “It’s also an ode to greatgrandmother Lil and granny Tee,” Rebecca said. Dirty Girl Kitchen also stands as a business, by planning, styling and catering events, and also having a stall at the Adelaide Showground Farmers Markets where they hold cooking classes for children. They will also be holding popup restaurants throughout the state with the theme ‘game renaissance,’ from March. A social aspect is also

involved, by creating awareness around seasonal fruit, wastage and simply pushing old skills and trades. Another one of Rebecca’s passions is to reach out to the UN Refugee Agency in order to create community gardens all over the state, where people can come and plant their traditional food they may not have access to in Australia. And for those who are wondering where the name ‘Dirty Girl Kitchen’ came from, Rebecca explains: “It came from me being in my wellies and always having mud all over

me, or having a dirty apron on, or being outside growing my own food,” she said. Now living back with her mum and dad – Mandy and Andrew Sullivan in Mallala – Rebecca admits Mum is adjusting to her kitchen been invaded. “Her kitchen often looks like a jam factory, but Mum loves rolling up her sleeves and helping me,” she said. Keeping the family ties, cousin Yasmin Whitehead works with Rebecca as a chef.

Learning is on the Horizon

Rebecca is calling for all older generations to send in their traditional recipes and be granny-skill teachers for young kids. She wants them to help kick off the project and become involved. Dirty Girl Kitchen also is searching the region for a place to start the community vegetable garden, so if you are a farmer with a spare patch of land, please contact Rebecca. • All recipes can be sent to, or visit the website www.dirtygirlkitchen. com/welcome.html.

Celebrate Library Lover’s Week and the launch of the National Year of Reading with…

Jennifer Mills Author of Gone & The Diamond Anchor

Thursday February 16 - 5.30pm at Balaklava Community Library

• Wine, Soft Drink and Nibbles Served

HORIZON Christian School has kicked off 2012 with 26 new students from Reception to Year 12 for a total of 397 students. Twenty six students will tackle Year 12 this year. The school welcomes two new teachers, Elizabeth Green and Kelly Casement, with three returning from maternity leave: Janelle Wheeldon, Rachel Jenkins and Kathy Adams. Pictured are new Reception students (from left) Zachery Graham, Georgia Renton, Jackson Anderson, Matilda Woidt and Rhianna Wenzel. Plains Producer, Wednesday February 8, 2012

Bookings taken at the Library, May Terrace Balaklava or Ph/Fax: 8862 1336


LOCAL v Living

The way We were


YEARS AGO February 2007

• Kerrin Rowan, of Snowtown was making an amazing recovery after being involved in a fall from a stock crate near his home at Snowtown.


YEARS AGO February 2002

• Balaklava’s Scott McCracken was ‘on cloud nine’ after completing his first solo gliding flight, as part of a learning how to fly scheme run by the Balaklava Gliding Club.


YEARS AGO February 1992

• Diana and Brian Parker, of Owen, farewelled daughter Naomi, who was leaving for Tasmania to undertake a graduate diploma in Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies with honours. COMMUNITY

Diary& • Feb 13: Hummocks Netball Club general meeting. • Feb 18: Balaklava Bash for Cash. • Feb 26: Balaklava Junior Tennis Tournament. • Mar 2: World Day of Prayer; Mallala Anglican Church 10am, Two Wells Anglican Church 7.30pm. • Mar 4: Balaklava Swimming Pool triathlon. • Mar 17: Balaklava High School formal. • Mar 30: Riverton & District High School presentation ball. • Apr 22, 27 & 28: Mallala Institute production. Send us your diary dates!

Ferrying across the river Heritage Highlights

Crossing major waterways is made easy with large bridges but, for the early settlers, it wasn’t that simple. Until the first ferries came into service, the only way to cross the rivers was by boat or to swim. South Australia’s major waterway is the River Murray and within a few years of settlement, most of the land around Mannum had been taken up by pastoralists; but this wasn’t the first place in SA to get a ferry crossing. That honour actually goes to Wellington. At the junction of the Murray and Lake Alexandrina, Wellington was named by John Morphett in 1836 and settled in 1838. This river crossing formed part of the Great Eastern Road (which brought some of the riches from the Victorian goldfields to Adelaide).

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out their skit on Like a Version, where they cover the Cindy Lauper classic, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and you will see what I mean. As for the self-titled album, yeah, it’s very good. Ok, ok, I can hear the alternative music fans saying it now; ‘these guys had a song in the Hottest 100’. At number 80, “Biding My Time”, the band’s first single from the album, did get in the countdown on Australia Day. Credit where it is due, this is one the fans got exactly right, although number 80 probably does not do the band justice. My favourite song is number four on the album “This Moment”. So, there you go, not all of Triple J is a complete nightmare. Tune in next time, ‘coz I’m Mr Brightside.

No one makes a will in heaven because they are there to stay.

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MONTHLY CHURCH TIMES february 12 A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am Hamley Bridge...........6.00pm anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge......... 10.00am CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava.................. 10.30am Pt Wakefield.......Mass 9.00am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am Community church Pinery........................6.00pm

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february 19 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 Community church Pinery........................ 9.00am LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am

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

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

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...... No Service Windsor ..................... 9.00am Balaklava......................9.30am Pt Wakefield..............10.30am Nantawarra.................. 9.00am Tarlee.......................... 9.15am

february 22 - ash wednesday anglican Balaklava..................... 7.00pm LUTHERAN Balaklava......................7.30pm february 26 A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava....................10.00am anglican Balaklava............... 9am & 7pm Goyder....................... 5.00pm CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava....................10.30am Pt Wakefield........ Mass 9.00am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava....................10.00am Community church Pinery......................... 9.00am LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava....................10.00am LUTHERAN Balaklava...................9 & 11am UNITING Mallala.........................9.00am Two Wells..................10.30am Owen Comm...............9.30am Hamley Bridge.......... 11.00am Windsor ...................... 9.00am Balaklava.......................9.30am Pt Wakefield............... 10.30am Lochiel........................ 10.00am Tarlee........................... 9.15am

Plains Producer, Wednesday February 8, 2012


‘Tell us of vegie price impact’

Growers warn of ‘super’ vegie war THE announced price cuts Les Pearson by Coles supermarkets have reports: sent fresh fruit and vegetable fans into a frenzy but buyer the rest of their groceries too.” He believes there are two be warned, the impact of such slashing on our growers is yet scenarios, which could pos‑ sibly play out. to be seen. “They could potentially Industry representative group, AUSVEG, has had raise the price on other items its members approach the to subsidise the lower cost,” issue with great caution on a Mr Giangregorio said. “If the supermarket wears national scale, the supermar‑ ket giant set to halve prices the cost of the discounted price, I think on fresh produce it’s fantastic varieties. Consumers at because it in‑ AUSVEG the moment creases public board member, are getting a awareness of Romeo Gian‑ cheap product fruit and veg‑ gregorio, of but the price etables and as Lewiston, said could be paid a result, people the uncertainty in the long run eat more fruit of the situation, .... Lewiston and vegeta‑ pending a certain grower Romeo bles. reaction from Giangregorio “It would be Coles’ main win/win. competitor, Woolworths, “But – if supermarkets was of concern. Mr Giangregorio, a salad make the industry pay for the and herb grower, said the discount, that’s where the risk price cut concept was rela‑ to the industry lies. “We’re not sure of it, as we tively simple. “Supermarkets want to haven’t got enough informa‑ get customers through their tion yet, (but) the problem is ... we don’t need any more doors,” he explained. “Fresh produce and meat pressures from a third party are two of the items a majority than what we have to deal of consumers consider to be with now.” Coles has negotiated the really important. “If they get them through latest round of fruit and veg‑ the doors for the fresh pro‑ etable prices with a handful duce, they have them there for of large suppliers, who are

Federal Nationals senator, Fiona Nash, is encouraging growers to give feedback on how the latest supermarket price war on fruit and vegeta‑ bles will affect them. “This is another mar‑ keting ploy by Coles for commercial gain and it is disappointing Wool‑ worths has jumped on board. Our farmers are yet again the pawns in the game,” the New South Wales senator said. “Coles is using the ex‑ cuse of a bumper fruit and vegetable crop to slash prices and that farmers won’t be affected “It must be forced to prove this and show farm gate prices won’t be impacted in the medium to long term. Likewise for Woolworths.

Romeo Giangregorio in his Lewiston market garden – file picture. willing to take lower prices for the guarantee of a large customer who can pay the agreed price. How Woolworths and other supermarket chains try to challenge this deal adds further concern. Mr Giangregorio said it was an unprecedented issue facing the industry. “It follows what has hap‑ pened in relation to the egg and milk industries,” he said. Coming off a rough year

for local veggie growers, Mr Giangregorio had doubts the price cuts were likely to be of any benefit for producers. “Depending on the attitude of the supermarkets, I feel they think they can always get their produce from some‑ where,” he said. “The Australian growers are falling daily. “We’re losing a lot of skill base within the industry too and with the more we buy in from overseas, the less skill

we will have in our industry. “Consumers at the mo‑ ment are getting a cheap product but the price could be paid in the long run.” Mr Giangregorio said con‑ sumers had no choice but to get the best price they could. “The consumer has to take advantage of whatever is put in front of them,” he said. “They would be crazy not to. We just hope it is not go‑ ing to come at a cost to the industry.”

Funding will help wipe out graffiti LOCAL councils have the opportu‑ nity to fight and prevent graffiti in their respective areas with a recent release of Federal funding. Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, encouraged councils to apply for up to $150,000 of the $3 million allocated by the Federal gov‑ ernment from the Proceeds of Crime Fund. “This is great news for local coun‑ cils and residents who spend count‑ less hours removing graffiti from the parks, fences and other property,” Mr Champion said. “This $3 million program is funded


by money confiscated from criminals.” Grants of $50,000 to $150,000 will be offered to local governments, partnering with community organisa‑ tions, to invest in measures including cleaning up graffiti, reducing graffiti, including improved lighting and CCT in graffiti hotspots and preventing graf‑ fiti through better education. Both chief executive officers from Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) and District Council of Mallala (DCM) have expressed interest in lodging a funding application. “We recently had some issues with graffiti around the Two Wells area so

will be looking at how we can access some funds to assist in addressing the issue,” DCM CEO, Charles Mansueto, said. Balaklava Primary School was a victim of graffiti in recent months. WRC CEO, Geoff Sheridan, said there was plenty of scope to utilise such funding. “We will certainly look at fund‑ ing opportunities under the program. It may be possible to do something around the skate park and perhaps areas in our other towns,” he said. “We will certainly investigate the opportunity within the criteria, given

that we were only advised of the fund‑ ing (recently).” Mr Champion said a community free of graffiti lifted pride in districts. “This money will help stamp out graffiti and will send a message to vandals that people take pride in the appearance of their community and will not tolerate petty acts of vandal‑ ism,” he said. “I encourage all local councils in my electorate to apply for funding and put forward their ideas to clean up and prevent graffiti.” Applications for funding close on March 16.

“I am also concerned about the impact this will have on smaller inde‑ pendent grocers. “As my colleague and Shadow Agriculture Minister, John Cobb, stated earlier, the Coali‑ tion will work closely with industry to monitor the impact of price cuts. “I also encourage farmers and independent grocers to give feedback on any effect it is having on them directly. My of‑ fice is happy to forward their feedback onto my Coalition colleagues.” Senator Nash said the Coalition was commit‑ ted to a comprehensive review of the competition laws, to ensure farmers and small businesses are protected against anti‑competitive behav‑ iour by big corporates.

Film festival to launch with dinner, previews

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Blyth Cinema, the Blyth community and the Clare Independent Arts Foundation regional branch invite you to the a very special dinner, on Wednesday, February 22. With the third Clare Valley Film Festival not far away, from March 29 to 31,the launch dinner has been organised to kick off this year’s event. For $45 per person, you can enjoy a three course meal and a viewing of six or seven short films from the festival entries. Director of the festival, Chris Bishop, will also be guest speaker. Blyth’s cinema supremo, Ian Roberts, is excited about this year’s festival. “There has been another record amount of entries, with films from Chile, Portugal, the US, most countries in Europe and also Australia,” Ian said. Tickets for the festival, and a program can be viewed at the website Buy tickets for the launch dinner through Ian Roberts at Medika Gallery in Blyth, phone 8844 5175.

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special feature v Lower North Centre of Trade Training As a result of the development of the Trade Training facilities, a wider range of Vocational Education Training (VET) courses will be available to students. The following courses, delivered by the school, are available to students in the Lower North region: Certificate II Retail Certificate II Office Administration Certificate II Agriculture Certificate I & II Construction Certificate II Engineering Certificate I Hospitality Certificate II Kitchen Operations Certificate III Hospitality A wider range of courses are jointly delivered by RTOs and the school and embedded in the Stage One and Stage Two Work Practices program. The courses offered vary, depending on student interest. Popular examples from previous years are: Hair and Beauty Child Care Animal Care Electro Technology Fitness Information Technology Music and Sound Tourism Aged Care

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You can be part of it More choices likely As the demand from the local community increases, it is hoped more courses – both for students and adults – can be delivered in the local area through the Lower North Centre of Trade Training at Balaklava High School. If community members are interested in any of the courses listed on this page, or in the proposed evening courses please contact the school on 8862 0600. These are certainly exciting developments and reflect the culmination of three years of hard work from a number of staff at Balaklava High School.

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special feature v Lower North Centre of Trade Training

Exciting opportunities for students and community A FTER three years of extremely hard work from a range of staff at Balaklava High School, Burra Community School, Clare High School, Riverton and District High School, and TAFE SA Regional, the Lower North Centre of Trade Training (LNCTT) is operational. Our success, notified in early 2009, in securing a $2.68 million Federal grant to better equip schools to offer quality trade training opportunities saw, across all sites, facility reconfigurations and developments, equipment procurement and the establishment of strong partnerships with Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). These included TAFE SA, to ensure nationally accredited trade skills in the areas of engineering, building and construction, automotive and agriculture, could be delivered by appropriately qualified staff. The Commonwealth Trade Training funding has enabled the participating schools to develop their relevant trade focus areas and

to purchase quality equipment and develop facilities to enhance skills development in the targeted trade areas. Balaklava High School (BHS) has focused on purchasing state-ofthe-art equipment for its Engineering, Construction and Agricultural Pathways programs and these are already engendering an increased level of interest and participation in these popular and highly successful pathways programs. By Balaklava High School Principal, Mark Healy

As the Lower North Centre of Trade Training develops, students from the Lower North region will be able to access relevant trade courses at other schools in the multi-campus trade training centre. These are exciting times and provide wonderful opportunities for students to access high quality trade training in their local area. An outstanding aspect of the

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initiative is the opportunity to have qualified lecturers from RTOs, such as TAFE, come to the schools to deliver programs to students and members of the broader community. With community members undertaking TAFE courses in the evenings, BHS will become a real education hub of the Wakefield Plains community. School students will be able to continue to undertake academic pathways in the South Australian Tim Heslop (right) and Jake Keenihan use a CNC machine. Certificate of Education (SACE) or trade focused studies in school Currently evening programs Hospitality (cookery), a two-year based programs using the VET in delivering competencies in build- program. These courses will be SACE Arrangements (VISA), with ing and construction (woodwork), delivered concurrently. significantly improved facilities, engineering/metal Fabrication I want to particularly acknowlusing cutting-edge equipment and (welding) and information process- edge the work of Wally Radowicz, machinery, while having access to ing are, depending on interest from Sue Pratt and Ruth Stevens, whose qualified lecturers. the community, being negotiated and efforts have ensured we have course costs determined. reached this point. Evening programs Two courses, which have been The Trade Training Centre will A very significant positive outcome for the broader community is very successful and popular for a complement and enrich the already the possibility that school facilities number of years, will continue in the successful vocational courses at will be used by RTOs to deliver a town hall kitchen on Wednesdays. BHS. Whether students seek vocaCertificate II in Kitchen Op- tional or academic pathways – the range of trade focused courses that erations, a one-year course, will be school is able to provide high quality would normally require travelling available, as will Certificate III in and highly successful options. significant distances to access.

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Bec & Dylan bring unique hospitality to Port Wakefield The Rising Sun Hotel at Port Wakefield is the perfect place for your special celebration! Bek and Dylan along with their two chefs, Sharna Walden and Che Woosnan, have fine-tuned their menu ready to delight your taste buds. The hotel has the ability to cater for all functions large and small and your hosts are happy to cater to everyone’s personal request and work within your budget. With three special areas to choose from in the hotel, the dining room provides an intimate experience for small to medium groups; the function room offers privacy with conference facilities – and the beer garden caters well for large groups with access to the outdoor bar, new outdoor toilet facilities, your own personal jukebox, pool tables and the popular games room. Bek said the beer garden was fantastic at this time of year. It has great barbecue facilities for either a catered “cook it yourself” option or have your very own chef do it for you amongst your guests, providing an enjoyable interactive function with the bar, kitchen staff and your chef. Bek and her head chef have recently made some exciting changes to the menu for summer. Starting soon are 10 schnitzel nights, along with a “kids eat free” attraction on Wednesday nights.

Bek thinks the “wiener schnitzel’ for people with a large appetite will be a hit on the menu, which consists of a large rump, tenderised, crumbed and grilled on the hotplate with your choice of sauce! A light Greek lamb salad is available for summer, seafood is always very popular ... and keep your eyes peeled for the weekly “chef specials” board. The hotel will also now cater for senior customers, offering them a two-course meal for $12 available Monday to Friday, where you can choose from either an entree or dessert to accompany your main meal. The hotel also offers a great social club. Bek and Dylan praised the organisers, who offer members a weekly cash draw every Friday night and monthly social functions. New members are welcome for a $25 joining fee. The pair also shared some of their exciting plans for the future at the Rising Hotel with some minor renovations and an enclosed outdoor play area for the kids. “We encourage you to come and enjoy a traditional pub meal at the Rising Sun Hotel,” Bek said. n Meals are available seven days a week, lunch and dinner. For bookings or to discuss your next function, please phone the hotel on 88671023.


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special feature v Home & Garden

Agapanthus, the flower of love TheY have been flowing in huge numbers recently – the commonly grown agapanthus flower, or popular “aggie”. Often called “Lily of the Nile”, the plant was introduced to Australia from South Africa. There are now more varieties of this genus than ever before. The name means “flower of love,” from the Greek agape, meaning love, and anthos, meaning flower. Agapanthus have long, fleshy leaves that form dense clumps of evergreen or deciduous foliage (choose evergreen forms for all-year action). Tall stems tower above, bearing heads of bellshaped or tubular flowers, in shadess of blue, purple or white. In frost-free climates, flowers of evergreen varieties appear over a long season; in cooler zones, summer is the principal flowering season. Agapanthus range in height from 20cm for dwarf forms, while giants can be up to two metres. Information from the website www. declares “aggies” are happy in poor soils and full sun. No plant matches this one for its indestructible nature. A little care, water and fertiliser will, however , greatly improve flower pro-

... but beware of the purple people eater duction. The thick, fleshy roots mean the plant stores its water, energy and food, making it an extraordinary droughtresilient plant for poor soil. Although easy to care for, time should be taken to remove the finished flower head as this will be quick to self-seed and can often become a menace in suburbs adjoining bushland areas. In fact, the weedlike tendencies of this plant are often debated in the world of horticulture and no-one can really decide to list it as a friend or foe. Sensible removal of the unripe seed head will solve the problem. Agapanthus do not change colour from blue to white or vice versa. They do not actually change colour, but as the seeds germinate under the mother plant, seedling variation means these new plants could be white or blue. Prune the finished heads to stop the

seed from forming. Make more plants by root division in winter and to keep it in tip-top shape and flowering well, lift and divide your agapanthus clumps every four or five years. Feed in spring with an organic feed to nourish the developing flower buds •But beware, agapanthus can cause skin irritations and a nasty rash if the leaves come in contact with your body. If you do develop a rash, use warm water and a mild soap to wash the skin that came in contact with the sap thoroughly. Pat dry with a towel. Take a cool bath. Sitting in a bathtub filled with cool water for at least 20 minutes can provide relief from the itching and discomfort caused by the rash. You can take a cool bath as often as needed to provide relief. Add oatmeal to your bath water. Oatmeal is a natural itch reliever or add baking soda. As with oatmeal, baking soda can naturally relieve itchy, inflamed skin. Add a generous amount of baking soda under running water. Applying anti-itch cream like the oldfashioned calamine lotion to the inflamed skin will also bring relief.


Watering pot plants Pot plants can often be neglected over the holiday season when festivities heat up and many people go away. If you are disappearing on a trip, make sure the pot plants are happy before you leave. It’s usually best to get a friend to water them – but there is a short-stop method to help plants survive. Filling soft drink bottles with water and plunging them into an already damp potting mix helps keep the soil moist for a few days. The water will slowly drain from the bottle as the soil dries out. You can either drill a small hole in the lid – thus slowing the flow – or remove the lid entirely. This method usually is good for a few days. One mistake many people make with pot plants is over-watering, says Judy Horton, author of Yates’s Gardening Guide. “Always make sure the water’s got somewhere to go. Don’t leave the saucer underneath that’s always got water in it. Not only is it going to breed mosquitoes but the roots stay soggy and they won’t have enough oxygen around them.” Either empty out the saucer when the pot’s drained or put a layer of gravel in the saucer so the base of the pot sits above the water. If you’re not using a saucer, place your pot on pot feet, a brick, or paving to get your pot off the ground.

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NEWS v People THEY know how to have fun at the Owen Arms hotel, enjoying a visit from Governor Hindmarsh patrons on January 22, engaging in an afternoon of ‘jamming’ and poetry. Pictured partying are, from left: Suzie Walsh, Teagan Gregory, Derek Schulz, Megan Couley, Governor Hindmarsh patrons Dave Allen and Kat Teale, Chelsea Carpenter and Amii Moore.

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Megan’s a mum Megan and Grant Jaeschke (nee McArdle) are the proud new parents of a baby girl, Ruby Jane, born January 22, 2012, weighing 6lb 10oz.

BELOW: Outside the hotel after riding into town on a recent Sunday are (from left) Amber Pearce, of Owen on Ruby,Rosemary Barker, Windsor, on Iggy and Rosemary McDonnell, of Windsor on Mookite.

RIGHT: Enjoying the beach at Port Vincent during the holidays are Ethan and Jaden Brownlie, of Balaklava. THEY did it! A threeperson pyramid at Lake Bonney, Barmera, for Danielle Hosking and Tayla and Ashleigh Williams. LOOKING pleased with his spearfishing is Bryce Chapman, son of Chris and Fiona of Hoyleton. Bryce caught the fish at Encounter Bay during their annual family holiday.









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NEWS v District

Deb’s radio debut sit back and relax ON SATURDAY NIGHTS


FAMILIAR voice will be cascading over the airwaves every Saturday night, Balaklava’s Deb Moir is hosting a new segment on Triple B 89.1 FM, a community station based in Tanunda. Moir’s show, ‘Instead of Bed - it’s Deb’, has been going live on air from 8pm to 10pm each week but will alter next week from 6pm to 8pm, prompting a potential show name change. The show features chart-topping tracks, blended with some retro hits and mixed in with some cool new segments. “My show is more upbeat, fresh, playing a lot of new songs that are on the radio at the moment and some stuff from the 90s – because I’m a 90s child,” Moir said. Local up-and-coming musician, James Abberley, was in the studio performing live on the show last weekend, with more special guests to follow in future shows. Moir will also be using social networking website, Facebook, to communicate with her listeners while on air.

Les Pearson reports: Her obsession with the airwaves developed after completing a course at the Australian School of Radio, hosted by radio identities Sean Craig Murphy and Mel Grieg. “That’s where my passion just grew and now I’m addicted to it,” Moir said. She has also volunteered with 92.7 Fresh FM and is a regular in competitions and on-air segments with several other stations. “I’ve always loved radio and been passionate about it,” Moir said. “I love ringing up and getting involved with what’s going on.” She hoped the volunteer work could lead to other radio gigs at larger stations. “I want to be a rock star deep down and radio is a good way to open those doors and meet the right people,” Moir said. The late night weekend shift doesn’t bother her greatly, either. “I’m always keen to do it, I don’t mind not having Saturday nights to

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SPORT v District

Adelaide Plains sport stars

n ABOVE: Dustin Guthberg plays a winning backhand shot during last Thursday’s night tennis match for the division one Fugitives. n LEFT: Mick Nichols, Hamley White changes the score during the Division Two Wooroora Men’s bowling match at home on Saturday. n BOTTOM LEFT: Don Beare, Balaklava Red and Joan Rhode, Tarlee Red watch the Division Three match at Tarlee. n RIGHT: Balaklava Red’s Colin Milton sends one down during the Division Three match on Saturday.


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SPORT v Basketball

Adelaide Plains Basketball

Hot talent for Country Champs At last, it’s basketball time again! Dribbler thought it was on the week before, and so was overjoyed to be playing again. The Under 12 games seemed to be filled with players glad to be back, and they all performed well. Ethan Brownlie was hot but could make his team score more if he shared the ball around a bit more. Karl Binka is in the same class and gave his team the edge over the Bulldogs. Jack Heaslip was full of energy as usual, but his shots dropped. Dribbler reckons he has an uncanny knack of scoring when you think he’ll miss. All games were exciting and I would think many of the players will try out for the Country Championships next Sunday. Dawson Page would be thinking about it after his amazing 35 points in the Long Plains win over the impressive Eagles. Dribbler reckons there are plenty who should try out. Sarah Heaslip would be a ‘cert’ in Dribbler’s books, as she not only playes well but can umpire also. I hear teams can only be entered if they have an umpire, so that shouls stir up a few players. Tenneal White is another talented player who umpires as well as plays. Dribbler isn’t sure about the boots. If she umpires she will have to wear black, so that will

n ABOVE: Long Plains A Men basketballer Dean Haynes leaps for a layup on Friday night. n RIGHT: Leo Lu, Long Plains, dribbles around Bulldog Nathan Greenshields.


more than likely please Dribbler. Every time I looked to see how the Under 17 Boys were going, Jared Pratt seemed to be scoring. I don’t know what you do when one player nearly scores double your team score. I guess practise is one thing. The Long Plains women looked like they had the answer with Cara Fiebig back, but they will have to do more before they can dispose of the talented Opals. It was a close game on a night when there weren’t many close games. The Avon Bulls’ game against the Peckers was close, but Dribbler felt they would win. They seem to have a good balance of players with plenty of talent. Next week, teams should be back to full strength and hopefully they will play to show who is likely to finish on top. Yes, the finals are just around the corner! We’ll be watching and looking out for some new faces doing something special. See you there!

n jess Neilson, Owen Opals, dribbles down the court, while fending off Leah Tynan, Long Plains, in an attempt to steal possession during the Women’s Division A match.

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Avon Bulls 45 (W.Hennessy 16, T.Olsen 14, A.Markopoulos 9) def Peckers 39 (J.Brice 11, L.Michael 10, R.McPharlin 7). Long Plains 32 (H.Pym 18, J.Rundle 8, D.Smith 4) def Bulldogs 23 (J.Kelly 13, M.Gates 6, T.Forrest 4).

n MATTHEW Gates, Bulldogs, defends as Long Plains’ Matt Verrall aims for the basket in A Men.


Owen 37 (A.Pratt 19, B.Llyd 12, J.Pratt 4) def Young Guns 19 (K.Robinson 11, R.McDonald 5, L.Williams). Old Dogs 20 (Won on forfeit) def Auburn Hawks 0 (Team forfeit).


Long Plains 35 (D.Haynes 14, L.Lu 11, D.Wilson 6) def Raiders 28 (C.McPharlin 16, H.Veitch 6, J.Taylor 3). Owen 38 (J.Dunstan 16, R.Konzag 15, J.Wedding 5) def Redlegs 18 (C.Veitch 6, Z.Zilm 4, J.Zilm 4).

n RIGHT: Brittany Koch, Balak Thunder and Sam Florence, Owen Pumas hit the ground in a tussle during the Women’s division B match. Plains Producer, Wednesday February 8, 2012


Titans 37 (J.Speissegger 12, J.Wehr 12, L.Speissegger 6) def Bullets 11 (J.Michael 7, Z.Scholz 4). Owen 52 (J.Pratt 22, B.Florence 16, R.Lloyd) def Bulldogs 13 (Q.Mackay 4, W.Angel 3, D.Bigg 2).


Long Plains 47 (D.Page 35, N.McArdle 10, T.Robertson 2) def Eagles 23 (S.Michael 8, W.Dixon 5, B.Davey 4). Bulldogs 43 (J.Studham 17, N.Studham 10, S.Carslake 6) def Falcons 21 (T.Lamond 10, A.Lawless, S.Speissegger 3).


Opals 31 (B.Wedding 13, T.Evans 12, M.Dunstan 2) def Long Plains 25 (C.Fiebig 12, K.Blackwell 11, A.Daniel 2). Storm 47 (R.McPharlin 16, J.Koch 14, L.Michael 8) def Bulldogs 25 (T.Nottle 10, J.Angel 4, A.Simon 4).


Redlegs 61 (K.Woodrow 22, A.Williams 19, T.White 12) def Celtics 9 (T.Lawson 7, C.Guy 2). Thunder 47 (A.Wilson 17, B.Koch 16, S.Morrison 4) def Pumas 35 (S.Florence 12, K.Harkness 11, P.Florence 10).

U/16 Girls

Gems 31 (C.Guy 21, V.Logan 4, A.Davey 2) def Bulldogs 24 (T.White 14, N.Greenshields 4, C.Brown 2). Owen 39 (K.Wedding 17, H.Sellar 10, B.Wilson 6) def Suns 29 (C.Williams 10, A.Wehr 9, S.Wehr 4).

U/14 Girls

Wildcats 44 (S.Heaslip 28, S.Wehr 8, A.Langdon 6) def Sharks 16 (B.Smith 6, Z.Bell 4, S.Sach 4). Bulldogs 32 (T.Williams 16, G.McArdle 12, M.Hosking 4) def Owen 14 (R.Dunstan 4, K.Gregory 4, T.Harkness 2).

U12 Mixed

Boomers 32 (E.Brownlie 18, H.McPharlin 6, C.Selwood 4) def Redlegs 16 (R.Chapman 15, A.Young 1). Magic 26 (K.Binka 18, C.Allen 2, S.Bennett 2) def Bulldogs 12 (M.Lawrie 5, A.White 5, E.Goldney 2). Strikers 28 (T.Michael 16, E.Lane 10, N.Viney 2) def Owen 34 (J.Heaslip 16, T.Gregory 8, C.Harkness 8).


SPORT v Bowls

Wooroora Men’s Bowling Association

Balak Gold downs leaders …and takes top spot from Wakefield

n Karl Gardner bowls for Hamley Bridge Division One on Saturday.

Association Championships A rrange ments are well under way for the Association Championships, which are to take place across several venues on Sunday, February 19.

Singles and Pairs Championships will be played at Balaklava with the Triples Championships being played at Mallala and the Fours Championships at Owen.

In the event that weather impacts on the Championships, a Reserve Day has been set – February 26. More details will appear in next week’s paper.

• From back page So, with five rounds left to play, Balaklava Gold has taken over top spot from Port Wakefield. Riverton still sits third while Hamley Bridge is gradually closing the gap between itself and the top three. Realistically, Owen remains the only remaining threat to the top four should results go in their favour over the coming weeks. Owen’s match against Hamley Bridge this weekend, will definitely impact on their chances of finals’ participation. The two sides have split their matches this season with the winner on each occasion being the away side. Since the break, Hamley Bridge has had a 4-1 record compared with Owen’s 2-3 record. Based on this information, Hamley Bridge will be favoured to win this match and, as a result, further distance the Owen side from the top four. Another match with significance is Riverton’s clash with Port Wakefield. Riverton remains an inconsistent side since the unfortunate loss of one of its skippers two months ago, recording only two wins since the break. On the other hand, Port Wakefield

REPORT: John Glistak has only incurred one loss during the same period, that being last weekend. While Riverton has won both of its previous matches against Port Wakefield this season, will it be able to regain its winning form again here? Leaders Balaklava Gold play Wasleys, in which previous results have been in the favour of the home side. Recent form would suggest that Balaklava Gold will record a comfortable win here. The final match sees Mallala host Balaklava Green, a side which has had strong performances over three leading sides in the past weeks. While Mallala has had the wood on Balaklava Green so far this season, a much closer match is expected here with the visiting side just as likely to walk away with a win on this occasion. Results – February 4: Balaklava Gold 72(10) (T Clifford 22, B Taylor 25, P Thompson 25) def Port Wakefield 63(2) (G McPharlin 16, J Cicolella 21, W McPharlin 26); Hamley Bridge 78(10) (P Rex 37, A O’Brien 29, B Smith 12) def

Riverton 57(2) (N Rogers 14, B Mullins 21, M Griffiths 22); Balaklava Green 82(12) (M Olsen 29, D Lamond 25, C Cowan 28) def Owen 68(0) (G Simpson 28, B Parker 21, T Harkness 19); Mallala 66(8) (P Furst 15, I Stuart 19, K Roberts 32) def Wasleys 63(4) (D Olive 26, W Grady 26, S Nicolai 11). Division One standings: Balaklava Gold 129 (+160), Port Wakefield 123 (+79), Riverton 115 (+134), Hamley Bridge 108 (+47), Owen 91 (+25), Mallala 80 (-32), Wasleys 65 (-206), Balaklava Green 57 (-207). February 11 fixtures: Balaklava Gold vs Wasleys, Owen vs Hamley Bridge, Riverton vs Port Wakefield, Mallala vs Balaklava Green.

Top three in good finals stead Port Wakefield Blue struggled again last weekend to sneak in with a one shot win over a gallant Riverton Black side. Phil Fontaine (PWB) and Peter Kelly (RB) could not be separated at the end of their contest, but Steve Reimers’ (PWB) 17 shot win over Ross Schulz (RB) only just covered Peter Baum’s (PWB) 16 shot loss to Peter Koster (RB). Elsewhere, Owen and Hamley White had comfortable wins over fellow contenders, Hamley Red and Tarlee White, while Mallala White’s win over Riverton White was a much tighter affair than results would suggest. So, with five matches left to play, the top three sides are unlikely to miss the finals. However, the battle for the remaining position still remains wide open for at least one more week. This weekend’s round should see this situation clarified significantly, unless an upset or two presents itself, as each of the top four sides play a bottom four side. Port Wakefield Blue faces Hamley Red, a side which it narrowly beat with one rink up earlier in the season. Owen plays away to Tarlee White which it comfortably accounted for when the two sides last met. Riverton White hosts Hamley White keen to reverse their narrow loss to them at the start of the season. The final match sees Mallala

Black play Riverton Black. Despite Riverton Black’s good performance against the competition leaders last weekend, Mallala Black will be keen to end Riverton Black’s slim chances of finals’ consideration. If all matches go to script, the Division Two final four could almost be finalised. There are, however, four sides that still have a say in this matter and the best way is with an upset win this weekend. Results – February 4: Port Wakefield Blue 61(9) (S Reimers 28, P Fontaine 21, P Baum 12) def Riverton Black 60(3) (R Schulz 11, P Kelly 21, P Koster 28); Owen 78(12) (L Hean 26, P Sullivan 26, R Uppill 26) def Hamley Red 54(0) (B Morris 16, G Schilling 17, J

Tily 21); Mallala White 78(12) (G Forrest 29, M Dunstan 26, M King 23) def Riverton White 70(0) (R Hannaford 24, J Glistak 24, G Giles 22); Hamley White 74(10) (A Fyfe 30, J Bell 19, M Nichols 25) def Tarlee White 46(2) (D Branson 10, P Dunn 22, J Perry 14) Division Two standings: - Port Wakefield Blue 151 (+298), Owen 139 (+195), Hamley White 134 (+189), Mallala White 114 (+32), Hamley Red 103 (+37), Tarlee White 94 (-32), Riverton White 93 (+50.75), Riverton Black 83 (-2). February 11 fixtures: Riverton White vs Hamley White, Tarlee White vs Owen, Hamley Red vs Port Wakefield Blue, Mallala White vs Riverton Black.

n RAY Greenshields, Balaklava Red bowls in the Division Three contest.

n ross Rhode lines up for the Division Three Tarlee Red side.

n JEssica Ransom prepares to send one down for Tarlee White, in the Division Two match against Hamley White.

Division Three remains wide open Mallala Black has kept its lead at the head of the Division Three competition following its convincing 46 shot win over Wasleys. Balaklava Blue replaced Port Wakefield Gold in second place after defeating them by 27 shots. Meanwhile, Balaklava Red has moved into the four at Tarlee Red’s expense, recording an 18 shot win over their opponents. All six sides can make the four and much will depend on the results of this weekend’s matches. The top two sides, Mallala Black and Balaklava Blue, meet at Balaklava. Mallala Black took the honours when the two sides met at the start of the season, but a much closer result is


expected here on this occasion. Third plays fourth – Port Wakefield Gold vs Balaklava Red. In a rain affected match, Balaklava Red was victorious when these two sides met just before the break. Since then, Port Wakefield Gold has had a 3-2 record while Balaklava Red’s record is 2-3 suggesting that Port Wakefield Gold will hold slight favouritism in this match. Wasleys and Tarlee Red are the two sides just sitting outside the four, both with chances of replacing a higher placed side in the four. Tarlee Red has the better recent record of the two, including a win over Wasleys just before the mid season break. A similar result is expected again here.

Results – February 4: Balaklava Red 78(10) (T Jones 30, C Milton 21, L Day 27) def Tarlee Red 60(2) (D Meyers 15, T Wright 22, T Wellington 23); Mallala Black 95(10) (M Secomb 41, J Evans 36, K McDonald 18) def Wasleys 49(2) (J Williamson 16, J McDonnell 13, T Prior 20); Balaklava Blue 89(10) (PMcPharlin 28, C Stewart 19, R McDonald 42) def Port Wakefield Gold 66(2) (K Anderson 21, A Brown 31, A Carslake 14). Division Three standings: - Mallala Black 93 (+47), Balaklava Blue 79 (-112), Port Wakefield Gold 75 (-79), Balaklava Red 67 (-199), Tarlee Red 66 (-176), Wasleys 57 (-249.75). February 11 fixtures: Port Wakefield Gold vs Balaklava Red, Wasleys vs Tarlee Red, Balaklava Blue vs Mallala Black.

n Junior Tarlee Red bowler, Matt Wellington lines up.

Plains Producer, Wednesday February 8, 2012

SPORT v Tennis

n carolyn Mutton serves up in her division two match last Thursday night, while husband and Lethal Weapon, Colin (pictured far right), plays a backhand in his division one match. n RIGHT: Divison one Ghostbuster, Geoff Gardner hangs his head in shame after missing a crucial shot.

A night of close matches Stiff and sore players were seen hobbling around Balaklava Friday morning, after their first night tennis game after the long Christmas break.Amazingly, four of the six matches played were decided by games only with sets level – so either everyone played well or everyone was rusty! It was luckyAndrew Lane had a bye to give his groin another week to heal, but he played Saturday instead and did it again! Division one Fugitives’ Paul McBride struggled through with his groin injury, complete with a very impressive bruise to show us, and helped his team to a narrow victory over the absent Marty Brice’s Ghostbusters. Marty has joined the old crock injury list, hurting his back and arm swinging from something apparently. Geoff Gardner filled in admirably and got a consistent two in every set! He was pitted against the younger Dustin Guthberg and they had some good rallies. Ghosty Don Veitch appeared for the first time this season and made Paul run – which didn’t help his throbbing bruise. Luckily he has the bye this week to recover. Fugitives’ Lisa Redpath was flashing everyone with her brilliance, or was that her camera? Anyway she and opponent Helen Barry had some great rallies and were evenly matched. Tania Allen could be heard cackling and nearly laid an egg in her sets against opponent Ghosty Kathryn Taylor, including a tiebreaker. Fugitives 3-27 to Ghostbusters 3-22. Pauline ‘screamer’ Hill’s top Top Guns got a fright as they scraped through 3-28 to 3-22 to defeat Scott McDonald’s Die Hards in a great match. Young

lads, Guns’ Jordan Taylor and Hards’ Dougy Howard played in both ties ending one apiece. Guns’ Adam Pratt played well winning a tie and a big 7-1 over Scott, but Scott and Gary Wilson got Adam and Pauline in the final set. Die Hards campfire girl Leonie McRostie and opponent Joy Ryan, both lefties, played some excellent angled shots. Watch out for these two teams.

Tanya Greenshields filling in for her which gave Cherie Cmrlec and Tanya time to have a reunion after every game. There was some dispute over a set score which, in the end ,saw Jarrad and Cherie have to drop their daks to Darren and Tanya. The division two match between David Northcott’s Shreks and Mary Heslop’s Incredibles was a thriller, with the latter win-

n don Veitch, Ghostbusters keeps his eyes on the ball in division one.

The final division one match wasn’t as close, as Louise Michael’s Terminators came second 5-34 to 1-16 to Darren Scholz’s Lethal Weapons. Louise and Chris Curnow lost a marathon 8-6 tie to Colin Mutton and Di Taylor, but luckily Louise and Jarrad Thiele turned that around to win the next tie over Di and Darren. Daz tried to hit harder with some grunting but it didn’t work! Weapons’ Julia Hoskin had

Lower north juniors

DIVISION 1: Owen 6-36 d. Balaklava Silver 0-14. Doubles Robinson/Fry d. H.Greenshields/ Taylor 6-1 McBride/Harkness d. M.Greenshields/ Michael 6-5 Singles Kieren Robinson d. Jordan Taylor 6-0 Charles Fry d. Hedley Greenshields 6-3 Jason McBride d. Marni Greenshields 6-2 Brayden Harkness d. Jake Michael 6-3 Mallala Black 4-29 d. Long Plains 2-23 Doubles Watson/Graham lost to N.Curnow/Sharer 3-6 Jarmyn/Wilson lost to R.Curnow/Daniel 2-6 Singles Josh Watson d. Nick Curnow 6-5 Trent Graham d. Corey Sharer 6-1 Laura Jarmyn d. Riley Curnow 6-3 Brooke Wilson d. Amy Daniel 6-2 Balaklava Gold 6-36 d. Hamley Bridge 0-13 Doubles Michael/Freebairn d. C.Humphrys/Bell 6-1 Scholz/Greenshields d. Raether/A.Humphrys 6-1 Singles Callum Michael d. Claire Humphrys 6-1 Brett Freebairn d. Tristan Bell 6-2 Zac Scholz d. Leon Raether 6-4 Natasha Greenshields d. Amy Humphrys 6-4 Balaklava White 4-29 d. Mallala White 2-23 Doubles L.Williams/Michael lost to Howard/Howard 3-6 Freebairn/A.Williams d. Jenkin/Dunstan 6-4 Singles Luke Williams d. Douglas Howard 6-5 Dillon Michael d. Clare Howard 6-0 Gemma Freebairn lost to Mark Jenkin 2-6 Ashleigh Williams d. Rachel Dunstan 6-2 DIVISION 2 Owen 5-33 d. Two Wells 1 1-18 Doubles Pratt/Lloyd d. Humphrys/Gameau 6-3 Harkness/Heaslip d. Musolino/Weir 6-2 Singles

ning 3-30 to 3-21. Three ties were played with two going the Shreks way, along with a 5-3. David and Sue Nicholson had to drop their daks to Ben Mayne and Tanya Heslop, but both redeemed themselves in their next sets. Incredys’ Wade Hudson slipped under the radar and cleaned up two sets but opponent Emma-Lee Lomman got him in the last. Mary and opponent Carly Friedrich’s got their money’s worth with every

Jared Pratt d. Jamie Humphrys 6-2 Ryan Lloyd lost to James Gameau 3-6 Sophie Parker d. Caitlin Musolino 6-1 Jake Harkness d. Jess Weir 6-4 Two Wells 2 3-28 d. Mallala 3-26 Doubles Eastman/M.Briscoe d. J.Furst/G.Furst 6-3 T.Briscoe/Baker d. Strudwicke/Howard 6-4 Singles Natisha Eastman lost to Jackson Furst 4-6 Macey Briscoe lost to Georgia Furst 3-6 Tarsha Briscoe d. Lachlan Strudwicke 6-1 Monica Baker lost to Alex Howard 3-6 Balaklava Gold 6-36 d. Long Plains 0-13 Doubles Seminutin/Scholz d. H.Hosking/Daniel 6-2 Heaslip/Renshaw d. M.Hosking/McArdle 6-3 Singles Mitchell Seminutin d. Harry Hosking 6-1 Todd Scholz d. Jessica Daniel 6-2 Sarah Heaslip d. Mary Hosking 6-1 Syjourn Renshaw d. Gerogia McArdle 6-4 Hamley Bridge 4-27 d. Balaklava Green 2-21 Doubles Sellars/McCabe d. Lane/Michael 6-0 M.Langtry/Powell d. Selleck/Lamonod 6-2 Singles Jessica Sellars lost to Tom Lane 1-6 Amy McCabe d. Toby Michael 6-2 Mia Langtry d. Kristy Selleck 6-5 Beth Packer lost to Tyson Lamond 2-6 DIVISION 3 Two Wells 2 4-27 d. Mallala 2-24 Doubles C.Foubister/J.Foubister d. May/Cocks 6-3 K.Boyd/I.Boyd lost to Bakker/Matters 2-6 Singles Chelsea Foubister d. Matt May 6-2 Jake Foubister d. Brayden Cocks 6-3 Kobe Boyd d. Gabrielle Bakker 6-4 Isaak Boyd lost to Kimberly Matters 1-6 Hamley Bridge 3-27 d. Balaklava Green 3-22 Doubles H.Langtry/N.Langtry lost to Clifford/

Plains Producer, Wednesday February 8, 2012

set being a tiebreaker. Very even! The calculators were out as Cherie Cleary’s Flintstones scraped through by a measly one game to defeat Diane Gregor’s Simpsons 3-25 to 3-24. The Simpsons said ‘Doh’ and hung their heads. No not really. It was the match of grudges really, as workmates Cherie and Diane, and Ash Flynn and Danielle Murphy, and the young girls filling in Kate Taylor and Alexandra Wilson were pitted against each other all night. Teacher FlintysAlice Parsons was feeling left out of the grudges but luckily she learnt her opponent Carolyn Mutton was a retired teacher so they too could have a grudge match. Four sets were 6-2s with the Simpsons winning a tie and Flintys winning a 5-3. So it was an even battle and pity it wasn’t a draw! The final division two match was an ‘oopsie’, but Emily Taylor’s Grinches did well against probably the top team, going down to Bec Houston’s Nemos 6-36 to 0-12. Emily and partners Jarek Flight and Daniel Lu were unlucky to lost two close 5-3s and the team did not have a dak dropper which was a great effort! Nemos’ Keanan Catford was seen chasing down every ball and gasping for breath between points. Opponent Fran Henderson tried to make him run but he kept hitting that ball back. Jarek and Bec had some long rallies with both players performing well. Nemos Kylie Scott and Bridget Guthberg have improved and don’t look like beginners now. Until next week, when we see who is still remotely fit!

Woodroofe 4-6 Loffler/Watson d. Lane/Lamond 6-3 Singles Nadia Langtry d. Aaron Clifford 6-1 Kimberley Sellars d. Emma Lane 6-0 Ethan Loffler lost to Tommy Woodroofe 4-6 Amber Watson lost to Chloe Lamond 1-6 Balaklava Gold 6-36 d. Owen 0-8 Doubles West/Allen d. Gameau/Parker 6-4 Tiller/Freebairn d. Heaslip/Lane 6-1 Singles Billy West d. Tom Gameau 6-2 Lori Allen d. Lucy Parker 6-0 Claudia Tiller d. Max Heaslip 6-0 Matthew Freebairn d. Britt Lane 6-1 Two Wells d. Long Plains on forfeit Premiership table Division 1 Points % Owen 18 90.74 Mallala Black 16 66.67 Balaklava White 10 46.30 Balaklava Silver 9 52.00 Balaklava Gold 9 48.15 Balaklava Green 7 45.45 Mallala White 7 44.00 Long Plains 3 38.89 Hamley Bridge 1 14.00 Division 2 Points % Balaklava Gold 16 67.86 Owen 16 65.52 Hamley Bridge 15 60.34 Two Wells 1 13 59.62 Balaklava Green 9 51.67 Mallala 4 36.67 Long Plains 4 31.67 Two Wells 2 3 28.57

n tweedledee and Tweedledum (AKA Suzy McDonald and Fran Henderson) during the 2010 Bash for Cash.

Saddle up! It’s ‘Wild Wild West’ Bash for Cash Balaklava Tennis Club’s biennial Bash for Cash doubles night at Ralli Park is back on Saturday February 18. The theme for 2012 is Wild Wild West, with prizes awarded for best dressed pair. But if dressing up is not your thing, then you can play or spectate in your civilian clothes! Players of all ability are welcome but you must be over 16 years of age. The gun slinging showdowns start at 6pm, with saloon style bar (no BYO drinks) and meals going on throughout the night. Great prize money and novelty prizes up for grabs. Cost is $10 per player, so saddle up a partner and giddy up to the tennis courts for a great family night out and hilarious fun. BYO chairs/rugs, and a creche will be available for younger children.

Mid North Tennis Association Premiership Table - 2011 / 2012 Season

Seniors A Grade M W L F Pts For Ag % Young Guns 12 9 2 0 31 1326 921 59.01 Blyth 12 9 3 0 30 1356 1103 55.14 Clare Masters 12 7 3 0 28 1178 945 55.49 Hilltown 12 6 6 0 24 1317 1063 55.34 Balaklava 12 6 5 1 23 1090 1128 49.14 Saddleworth 12 5 6 0 23 1022 1182 46.37 Long Plains 12 2 10 0 16 993 1434 40.91 Dalkey 12 2 9 1 15 883 1389 38.86 B Grade M W L F Pts For Ag % Mintaro 10 9 1 0 28 1054 625 62.78 Blyth 10 7 2 0 25 917 801 53.38 Auburn 10 6 3 0 23 1011 697 59.19 Riverton 11 8 1 2 25 1089 937 53.75 Watervale 11 5 5 0 22 965 965 50.00 Clare Aces 11 4 4 1 20 759 825 47.92 F/Flat & 7Hill 11 4 4 3 16 807 929 46.49 Hilltown 1 2 9 0 15 1010 1275 44.20 Clare Hot Shots 11 0 8 2 10 589 1157 33.73 Juniors M W L F Pts For Ag % Auburn 9 6 2 0 22 446 386 53.61 Clare Yellow 9 6 3 0 21 527 423 55.47 Clare Red 9 5 3 0 20 470 360 56.63 Blyth Crocs 9 5 3 0 20 421 340 55.32 Blyth Alligators 9 5 3 0 20 417 388 51.80 Hilltown 9 5 4 0 19 466 371 55.68 Clare Blue 9 5 4 0 19 436 458 48.77 Clare White 9 3 5 0 16 373 442 45.77 Clare Green 9 2 6 0 14 353 478 42.48 Sevenhill 9 0 9 0 9 290 553 34.40


SPORT v District

Reichelt nears a century against Greenock

Wooroora‘s ladies

n elaine Cunningham bowls for Balaklava in the Wooroora Women’s competition.

Gilbert Valley Cricket Club

n JOY Lewis lines up at Balaklava during last Thursday’s Wooroora Women’s match.

Stanley Cricket

solid performances by all senior Gilbert Valley teams on Saturday, but unfortunately the A1’s lost the one-day semi final played on Sunday. Two centuries were scored – Sam Goodfellow, 110 in the A3’s; and a maiden century to luke Molineux, 108 in the A5’s. Bad luck to Trev Reichelt who nearly made a century, scoring 99 in the A5’s, holing out on the boundary.

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Results of A Grade Associaiton cricket played on February 5

stanley vs rocky river

Match won by: Stanley Stanley Batting P.Meyer ct M.Gaunt b J.Hennessy........ 99 B.Seymon bowled S.Weckert................ 47 S.Stedal run out..................................... 34 K.Steele b B.Ballantyne........................... 0 D.West ct K.Hicks b J.Hennessy........... 27 M.Norman not out................................. 21 M.Stopp not out...................................... 0 S.Pike.................................................DNB R.McPharlin........................................DNB M.Warnes...........................................DNB J.Helbig..............................................DNB Extras 16 Total 244 Rocky River Bowling Bowler O M W R D.Hill 10 2 - 31 K.Turner 6 1 - 18 J.Hennessy 9 1 2 47 S.Weckert 7 - 1 29 B.Ballantyne 10 - 1 49 K.Hicks 4 - - 32 S.Brand 4 - - 26

Rocky River Batting M.Gaunt ct M.Warnes b M.Stopp............ 70 B.Murdock ct S.Stedal b S.Helbig........... 11 B.Ballantyne ct P.Meyer b R.McPharlin.... 24 S.Arbon LBW b R.McPharlin.................... 23 K.Hicks ct M.Norman b R.McPharlin......... 2 S.Brand bowled M.Warnes........................ 2 J.Davidson bowled R.McPharlin................ 0 J.Hennessy ct S.Stedal b R.McPharlin...... 0 C.Turner bowled K.Steele........................... 2 S.Weckert not out....................................... 1 D.Hill LBW b M.Warnes.............................. 0 Extras 12 Total 147 Stanley Bowling Bowler O M W R M.Warnes 7 1 2 18 S.Helbig 7 1 1 11 K.Steele 6.4 1 1 13 S.Pike 4 - - 23 M.Stopp 10 - - 41 R.McPharlin 10 - 5 37

Results of A Grade cricket played on February 4

Long Plains vs lower north

Match won by: lower north Lower North Batting T.McPharlin ct D.West b Pam................ 53 J.Henderson bowled D.West................. 12 R.Darling bowled M.Warnes.................. 61 R.McPharlin ct Waddell b T.McArdle....... 7 S.Rowland ct H.Pym b T.McArdle........... 0 J.Rowan bowled A.Sharman................. 11 L.Pearson bowled D.West....................... 7 C.Marshall..........................................DNB B.Jones..............................................DNB S.Dykes..............................................DNB J.McPharlin.........................................DNB Extras 14 Total 175 Long Plains Bowling Bowler O M W R M.Warnes 3 - 1 17 R.Litzow 4 - - 39 D.West 2 - 2 17 H.Pym 2 - - 18 T.McArdle 3 - 2 28 Pam 4 - 1 29 A.Sharman 2 - 1 27

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Gilbert Valley 264 v Sandy Creek GV: C Mullins 67, Josh Vater 63, R Vandeleur 38, J Schahinger 22,M Hosking 16, K Vandeleur 15 SC: M Burden 3/55, C Roberts 3/63, L Hill 2/60, S Hands 2/61

n HEATHER Cunningham signals one-up to her teammates, as Collette Goldney watches on.

A1 Semi final one day competition

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Kapunda 5/85 defeated Gilbert Valley 82 Kap: M Johnson 44 GV: J Vandeleur 2/26, J Schahinger 2/27, C Mullins 1/6 GV: Josh Vater 22 no, M Hosking 20, K Vandeleur 14 Kap: J Brown 3/11, R Johnson 3/13, S Ryan 2/10

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A3 results

Results of A4 Grade cricket played on February 4

Long Plains Batting H.Pym bowled S.Dykes......................... 38 R.Bushell ct S.Dykes b B.Jones............ 12 D.West ct R.McPharlin b B.Jones........... 0 T.McArdle LBW S.Dykes....................... 15 J.Curnow st L.Pearson b S.Dykes.......... 2 R.Litzow ct C.Marshall b S.Rowland....... 6 M.Warnes...........................................DNB C.McIntyre..........................................DNB A.Sharman..........................................DNB S.Matilda............................................DNB Extras 11 Total 111 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R R.Darling 2 - - 15 C.Marshall 4 - - 24 J.Henderson 3 - - 18 B.Jones 2 1 2 6 S.Dykes 3 1 3 17 S.Rowland 3 - 1 15 R.McPharlin 2 - - 8 J.McPharlin 1 - - 5

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A1 results

kapunda vs mallala

Match won by mallala Kapunda Batting D.Trotta ct W.Rudd b T.Algar..................... 1 R.Dippi ct&b T.Algar................................ 23 T.Barnes ct J.Cufone b A.Buckley........... 18 C.Ryan ct T.Algar b B.Work..................... 59 J.Van Dissel ct N.Work b W.Farrelly........ 27 M.Van Dissel ct W.RUdd b A.Buckley....... 2 M.Hoffman ct B.Wilson b W.Farrelly....... 14 S.Muir run out............................................ 9 J.Hodgson not out................................... 13 J.Bampton b T.Cawrse.............................. 2 M.Dowling run out..................................... 1 Extras 6 Total 175 Mallala Bowling Not provided

Mallala Batting W.Farrelly ct J.Bampton b M.Van Dissel.. 88 N.Work ct B.Trotta b M.Dowling............ 29 T.Cawrse not out................................... 37 B.Work ct J.Van Dissel b M.Van Dissel... 2 B.Goudie............................................DNB T.Algar.................................................DNB K.Curnow...........................................DNB D.Cawrse............................................DNB W.Rudd...............................................DNB A.Buckley...........................................DNB J.Cufone.............................................DNB Extras 4 Total 4/178 Kapunda Bowling Bowler O M W R T.Barnes 8 0 0 26 J.Hodgson 4.2 0 0 19 M.Van Dissel 7.4 1 2 39 C.Ryan 5 1 1 31 M.Hoffman 7 0 0 41 M.Dowling 8 0 1 20

Gilbert Valley 218 v Nuriootpa 2/39 GV: S Goodfellow 110, M Day 42, T Connell 16 Nur: D Hammerling 3/43, D Moore 2/22, R Schultz 2/59

A5 results

Gilbert Valley 3/314 defeated Greenock 8/161 GV: L Molineux 108, T Reichelt 99, C Busch 70 no. Gre: C Shaw 2/50, T Bishop 1/67 Gre: D Rosenzweig 47, K Fuller 46, P Haese 21 no, S Hansen 18 GV: A Busch 2/15, M Busch 2/20, P Callery 2/26, J Tucker 1/17, H Behn 1/22

Para Districts cricket assocation Results of Under 14 cricket played on January 28 & February 4

central united vs two wells

Match won by: Two Wells Central United Batting J.Buckerfield ct C.McIntyre b L.Goss.... 10 J.Ephgrave ct N.Seccafien b L.Goss....... 7 T.Schreier ct N.Seccafien b L.Goss......... 0 A.Grave run out b J.Wilson..................... 8 C.Cock bowled H.Gameau.................... 16 N.Buckerfield LBW b J.Wilson................. 1 R.McMillan ct L.Goss b J.Wilson............. 7 B.Henrie ct C.Slattery b L.Waters............ 8 N.Lynch bowled L.Goss........................... 0 M.Silver not out....................................... 9 C.Wegener not out.................................. 4 A.Hudson............................................DNB Extras 28 Total 9/98 Two Wells Bowling Bowler O M W R L.Goss 9 3 4 13 S.Slattery 4 0 0 12 B.Daly 7 1 0 22 W.Hart 4 2 0 10 H.Gameau 3 0 1 10 J.Wilson 7 3 2 15 B.Musolino 4 3 0 2 L.Waters 2 1 1 2 J.Pellizzari 2 0 0 8 N.Seccafien 2 0 0 3

Two Wells Batting W.Hart run out..................................... 100 C.McIntyre ct ?........................................ 0 L.Goss ct ?............................................ 27 N.Seccafien bowled ?............................ 14 H.Gameau ct ?.......................................11 J.Wilson ct ?.......................................... 24 B.Daly LBW............................................. 0 J.Pellizzari ct ?...................................... 13 S.Slattery not out................................... 12 B.Musolino not out................................... 0 L.Waters.............................................DNB K.Giniotis............................................DNB Extras 26 Total 8/227 Central United Bowling Bowler O M W R C.Cock 5 1 0 29 N.Bucerkfield 2 0 1 11 A.Grave 8 2 4 21 R.McMillan 2 0 0 13 M.Silver 6 0 1 33 C.Wegener 7 0 0 39 N.Lynch 5 0 0 26 A.Hudson 6 0 0 33 B.Henrie 3 0 1 18

Results of U/12 Grade cricket played on February 4

Craigmore vs Virginia Craigmore 3/104 def Virginia 3/99

Results of Grade 6 cricket played on February 4

Dublin vs One Tree Hill Dublin 1/91 def One Tree Hill 8/88 Results of U/12 Grade cricket played on January 28 & February 4

Dublin vs Salisbury West Salisbury West 10/177 & 2/36 def Dublin 10/152

Send us your sports scores! Email or fax 8862 1997 before 5pm Mondays

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SPORT v District Wooroora Women’s bowls action

Getting in shape Tips and hints to prepare your body for the Balaklava Triathlon - week 1

n A Demonstration of ‘the plank’ - an exercise that will help strengthen core muscles.

A triathlon in Balak…it’s going to be great! The Balaklava Swimming Pool Committee has been working hard to get a mini triathlon off the ground as a major fundraiser for the pool. So let’s do this, for pre-season training or a personal challenge, whatever reason you choose to take part, there is a distance that is just right for you. Over the next few weeks I will be giving you hints and tips on fitness and training, making your triathlon journey an enjoyable one. So drag out your bathers, dust off the bike and slip on those runners. There’s no need for fancy equipment or to aim for record-breaking times. Remember to compete and complete – you’re a winner! Strengthening your core muscles will be key to your success and preventing injury – not only for the triathlon, but in your day-to-day activities as well. Your core muscles can be described as the muscles through the abdominal region, from your torso through to your hips. All these muscles working together make it possible to stand and move around, change direction and lift your limbs. A strong core can help protect your back from injury. There are specific exercises that target the core, like the plank. To perform a plank, start by laying on your tummy on the floor. Come up on your toes with elbows and forearms flat to the floor. Drawing in your tummy and pelvic muscles, lift your body in to the

Bowls north eastern

North Eastern mid week results from Wednesday February 1. Clare Red 39 (8) v Spalding 37 (2): R Howes, 14 G Blaser 25, R Jarman 25, G Goodridge 12. Clare Blue 39 (8) v Balaklava 36 (2): L Ackland 24, J Bastian 20, K Clarke 15, G Heffernan 16. Blyth 44 (8) v Clare Green 25 (2): J Bradbury 32, R Wurst 2, R Deluca 12, P Errey 23. Snowtown 44 (10) v Ckare White 30 (0): R Atkinson 20, B Sims 17, R Brand 24, R Goss 13. Burra 56 (10) v Brinkworth 25 (0): C Boston 31, R Martin 9, R Taylor 25, P McLaurin 16. Premiership table Points For Agst % Burra 145 746 476 61.05 Clare Red 120 649 526 55.23 Snowtown 92 560 553 5 0.31 Spalding 91 536 567 48.59 Blyth 89 560 517 5 2.00 Clare Blue 84 584 611 48.87 Clare Green 78 574 593 49.19 Clare White 60 517 589 4 6.75 Brinkworth 48 464 676 40.70 Balaklava 43 540 622 4 6.47 February 15 fixtures: Brinkworth v Clare Green, Blyth v Clare Blue, Clare Red v Snowtown, Balaklava v Spalding, Clare White v Burra.

northern light women

Pennant results from February 2. Riverton Black 35 (M Keast 21, P Kelly 14) d Robertstown Gold 23 (R Wilksch 10, L Mosey 13). Mintaro 37 (N Moraldo 18, S Ettridge 19) d Riverton Blue 35 (M Prime 17, E Passehl 18). Booborowie 37 (R Landorf 17, L Pearce 20) d Saddleworth Blue 32 (R Richardson 16, B Schoenberg 16). Riverton Green 50 (A Harrip 31, J Przibilla 19) d Saddleworth Gold 31 (T Ritchie 11, P Milde 20). Burra Red 42 (L Sutton 21, M Bevan

With Brooke Wood Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer at…

plank position keeping your buttocks, back and neck in line. Hold for 30 seconds. There’s a range of exercises that help strengthen the core, like squats and lunges. Just make sure that you have your “belly on” (drawing in your belly button and pelvic floor) before you commence any form of exercise. Swim, bike or run you will all have your favourite, but you will need to train in all three, so let’s break it down and start with the swim. I would have to say the swim is my least favourite, but I can share with you a few tips that I hope will help me to complete my first triathlon. Firstly, technique. A good technique can be a valuable tool. Using your arms to propel you through the water in a slow to fast motion will help you move through the water more efficiently and gain a greater distance with each stroke. The legs are used to help you hold a good body position in the water. Light kicks from the hip will help

21) d Burra Gold 19 (D Day 9, A Webster 10). Robertstown Green 47 (J Kotz 25, S Kimpton 22) d Burra Green 37 (K Lomman 19, H Stockman 18). Auburn Black 44 (L Wildash 26, S Hean 18) d Tarlee (J Rohde 9, J Branson 18). Premiership table Auburn Red 90 + 218 Auburn Black 85 + 145.25 Booborowie 84 + 119 Riverton Black 81 + 76 Riverton Green 76 + 77 Robertstown Gold 66 + 18 Riverton Blue 64 + 65 Burra Green 64 + 32 Robertstown Green 62 + 34 Burra Red 53 - 34 Saddleworth Blue 48 - 60 Mintaro 44 - 125.25 Saddleworth Gold 38 - 95 Burra Gold 24 - 144 Tarlee 17 - 254

Sides for Saturday

DIVISION 1: Owen v Hamley Bridge to be played at Owen. G Marshman, I Freebairn, G Harkness, B Parker (sk). D Hartwell, P Freebairn, N Harkness, G Simpson (sk). D Greer, G Ince, G Bubner, T Harkness (sk). DIVISION 2: Owen v Tarlee to be played at Tarlee. Cars, D Northcott, L Beaty, D Lauricella to depart at 12.30pm. D Northcott, M Miles, W Heaslip, P Sullivan (sk). D Brown, L Beaty, K Warnes, L Hean (sk). A Tiller, D Lauricella, R Hill, R Uppill (sk). Reserves: B Freebairn, J Harkness.

wooroora women

Results from Thursday February 2. Hamley Bridge 55 def Pt Wakefield 49: B McAuire 25 d S Kempster, H Brown 20 d N Fyfe 15, N Bubner 15 d L Berry 13. Balaklava Green 85 def Balaklava Gold 38: B Philp 22 d J Milton 13, H Menadue 31 d Bruce Moffatt 11, G Chapman 32 d C Goldney 14. Two Wells 69 def Mallala White 28: M Gameau 19 d Y Howard 11, B Molloy 24 d C King 7, S Underwood 26 d B Roney 10. Owen 68 def Mallala Black 44: H Hocking 17 d J Curnow 14, G Wandel

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you decrease the amount of drag, conserving energy for the bike and run legs. Learn to relax in the water by breathing out slowly and don’t rush to take your breath in, adjust your stroke to give you time to take a nice deep breath. Start by swimming across the pool instead of long ways until you build your fitness. Remember that you don’t have to do freestyle, breaststroke or sidestroke are fine. Rest at each end if you need to – there is no rule saying that it must be a continuous swim, so anyone CAN do it. Brick training is essential. This means that you go from one discipline to another in one training session. Swim then ride, ride then run. You need to get your body and muscles used to the idea of running as soon as you get off the bike, it is a weird feeling and takes a bit to get used to running with “heavy legs”. Go for a bike ride then a short run, or ride your bike to the pool and then ride home again. Next week I will touch on the bike leg and a few hints and tips about getting through the transitions. Good luck with your week of training and remember, ‘compete and complete’. You are a WINNER! To get a jump on your fitness, Sweat by design is running fitness circuits on Thursday nights at the Balaklava High School gym, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm – $12 per person.

27 d Y Curnow 14, B Harkness 24 d R Jenkin 16.

Croquet Northern YP

Results from Wednesday February 1. At Moonta – Pt Wakefield 29 (McWaters 5, Lipsett 8, Algie 9, Simpson 7) d Moonta Brown 27 (Hatcher 7, Trenwith 6, Harvey 9, Loveridge 5). Kadina Blue 38 (John Lydeamore 11, Roach 9, B Virgin 9, Rodsted 9) d Moonta Green 24 (Bennett 6, Bagshaw 7, Donaldson 5, Lamshed 6). At Balaklava – Wallaroo Blue 32 (R Walker 10, M Walker 10, Miller 4, Kennett 8) d Balaklava 16 (Sutton 3, Hilzinger 1, Clark 5, N Williams 7). At Walaroo – Kadina White 32 (Wearne 5, Marshall 4, D Virgin 12, Jen Lydeamore 11) d Wallaroo White 10 (Hendy 3, Davies 2, Fuss 3, Durdin 2). Snowtown had the bye.

Golf Balaklava men

As the days grow longer our fields grow stronger, with 32 hopefuls turning out for last Saturday’s death of glory Stroke competition, including that serial raider from Pt Wakefield Trent Sharman and local hospitality hero Peter Friedrichs. The swollen A Grade ranks were, not surprisingly, ground ‘neath the sprigged heel of that wild man of Wakefield, his score of 74/67 far too high for either Robert Hart (80/71) or Callum Michael (86/73) to better. Callum however saw his old dad Scott (86/73) off on a count back but then of course, had to walk home. Then the cards fell where they might, as follows - J Breuer (82/74), M Hameister (83/74), R Lawson (84/74), I Michael (85/75), W Nagle (87/75), M Loy (87/76), R Hahn (91/76), T Michael (89/79), Ben Michael (95/79), W Goudie (97/82) and D Taylor (95/85). Unfortunately, Will Parkin’s left knee fell off with just 4 holes to go, forcing him to record a DNF.

n brenda Philp, Balaklava Green and Joy Milton, Balaklava Gold, skipper their sides during the Wooroora Women’s bowls match at Balaklava last Thursday.

Dennis Goudie beat up the B Grade bludgers with a beautifully bludgeoned 93/69, brow-beating big, busy, bustling Barrie Michael (92/70) into second place and burying Bill “B-Double” Berry (90/72) deeply into third. Left to shuffle their shoes in the dust were L Hart (97/73), A Henstridge (99/78), D Addison (98/79), Moya Hayes (102/78) and D Trickett (102/81). G Leo happened to misplace his right knee during proceedings and so recorded a DNF. From the raucous C Grade cacophony emerged the clear, strong voice of Lachlan Michael (89/60), soaring above the tone deaf rabble that comprised Mike Hahesy (103/74) and Tania Matz (102/76). Knocked into the orchestra pit were Chris Hahesy (106/78), G. Anderson (106/79) and G. Toms (111/83). Being a caring, generous soul, Trent elected to claim but the one Birdie, at the 8th, magnanimously allowing Callum and Scott Michael to join the party at the same site, while Tate Michael claimed his at the 10th. Nearest The Pins went to young Trent for his second shot to the second, leaving Jimmie Breuer to clean up at the third, Scott Michael the eighth, Robert Hart (10th) and for good measure, our Jimmie yet again at the 15th. Another two rounds of the somewhat protracted Summer Cup took place. Our very own scouser Bill Berry overcame Mark Loy 2 up, while months of intense high-altitude training among the snowy peaks of the Clare Valley proved not enough for Bill Parkin to thwart a rampaging Rob Lawson, who emerged triumphant 5/4. Golfer Of The Summer points were allocated to Lachlan Michael (6), Trent Sharman (5), Dennis Goudie (4), Barrie Michael (3), Robert Hart (2) and we mere mortals, just one each. This weekend we’ll front for a Stableford round, so come relaxed with cleaned clubs and good socks, as mighty Merv. Hameister fires the starter’s gun before Greg Anderson frees you from frightening feelings of failure at the 19th.

balaklava mid week

A group of 21 players took to the fairways on Wednesday February 1 with

n aynara Lawless bowls for her Balaklava side.

n left: Margaret Hillman lines up on Thursday.

Wooroora Women Premiership Table (March 1 First Final) Mallala Black Owen Mallala White Balaklava Green Hamley Bridge Balaklava Gold Two Wells Pt Wakefield

97 93 87 75 72 70 64 18

+ + + + -----

105 156 87 52 51 2 1 328

Doug Taylor winning the day with 46 CB, Joan Anderson 46 CB, Mila Hahesy 46 CB, Greg Sonntag 46, Brian Stewart 45 CB, Austin Henstridge 45 CB, Bill Goudie 45, Barrie Thompson 44, Chris Hahesy 43 CB, Scott Davey 43, Cathy Redpath 42, Merv Hameister 41 CB, Bill Berry 41 CB, Gerry Toms 41, Dean Tickett 40 CB, Barry Olsen 40, Dennis Goudie 39 CB, Mike Caldwell 39, Dene Newton 38, Rick Campbell 36 and Moya Hayes 22. Birdies: Doug Taylor hole 17, Bill Goudie holes 4 and 7, Chris Hahesy hole 15, Merv Hameister hole 8 and Barry Olsen hole 5. NTP: Bill Goudie hole 3 and Doug Taylor hole 8.

Hamley Bridge

Thursday’s Stableford competition attracted 27 players. Ed Manning played a very consistent round of golf to win the day with 43 points, from Rex Mortimer 42 and “in form” Errol Branson 41. Other leading scores were: Colin Doudle 40, Max Grasby 39, Bob Ahola and John Riley 38, Barry Schwartz and George Dahlitz 37, Vince Zito 36, Cliff Applebee 35, Ian Ferguson and Roger Hahn 34, Lance Hatcher and Noel Stringer 33. Birdies: Ian Ferguson 18, Barry Schwartz 11, Vince Zito 17, Rex Mortimer 18, Noel Stringer 3, Wim Van Pelt 12. Nearest to The Pins: John Mitchell 9th, Wim Van Pelt 14th. Non-comp player: Dennis Nation 40. George Dahlitz has won yet another day! Prolific tournament winner George Dahlitz won Saturday’s Par competition, scoring a magnificent +8 while veteran campaigner, Cliff Applebee snatched second spot with a credible +5. There was a three-way battle for third with Rob McGregor taking the honours on a count back from Bob Ahola and Ross Heinze all with +4. Other leading scores: Bert Pearce +3, Max Grasby, Roland Pawlak, Kieth Kluske +2, Lance hatcher +1, Barry Schwartz Square. Birdies: Rowland Pawlak 6th, Shirley Noble 9th, John Mitchell 14th, Bert Pearce 17th. Nearest to The Pins: Lance Hatcher 12th, Shirley Noble 9th, Barry Schwartz 4th, John Mitchell 14th.


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PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: FAX: 8862 1997 DEADLINE: 5pm Monday



Carpet Supplies

Balaklava Bed & Breakfast

Balaklava Stitch Joint


The Matchbox House bed & breakfast

Registered on State Heritage listing 1988 c1906

A: Crn George Street & Gwy Terrace, Balaklava P: 0406 270 019 E:



Business Beauty The

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

13 Boronia Circuit, Balaklava

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

Balaklava Chemplus Pharmacy

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

Phone 8862 1274

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


Mark Loy - A Class Electrician

3 Installation 3 Safety switches 3 TV points 3 Telephone points 3 Garden lights 3 Repairs / rewiring 3 Smoke alarms Saint Street, Balaklava Ph/Fax: 8862 1034 , Mob: 0427 979 607

Phone: 0458 799 577

Child Care

Earth Moving

Balaklava Community Children’s Centre

Open 7.45am-5.45pm Mon-Fri Playgroup Wed mornings 9.30-11.30am 15 Scotland St, Balaklava Ph.8862 1251

PGK Concrete Grey or Coloured •Garage Floors •Driveways •Verandahs •Paths • Stamped Impressions

Exhaust & Brakes


Multi Exhaust & Brake Virginia

Bobcat Service

•Childcare •Pre-School •Playgroup

REDBANKS CONCRETE Many patterns and Colours to choose from!

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

Will add rustic charm to any property!

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

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

Phone us on 8380 9477


Exhaust & Auto Repair

Waratah Earthworx

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

Grant Fisher 0407 807 123 or 8862 1988 a/h


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



For all your rural & domestic fencing needs


ANDREW ROWE Fencing Contractor



Phone/Fax: 8864 2220 Mobile: 0429 642 221

Gas Supplies


Concreting M & A Saliba

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

❋ Repairs & Rewiring ❋ Safety Switches

(P) 8862 2127 (M) 0407 608 445

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

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


Mack’s Cabinets

‘A’ Class Electrician

❋ Wiring ❋ Installation

Brynvale Mini Digger Services


Kym & Julie McPharlin, Proprietors


Earth Moving

Contact Peter 0414 993 072 A/Hrs 8862 2192

Cabinet Maker

Phone 8862 2050



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


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

Greg McLean 8844 4011 and 0428 813 974

Business Business



Balaklava Crash Repairs Working for all insurance companies & providing quality finishes & service



Phone 8862 1041

Statewide Group Training & Mid State Employment

See Simon & Philip Taylor at


For quality care & education

34 George Street, Balaklava


For: 3 Crash repairs 3 Car detailing 3 Windscreen replacement

2-6 Howe St, Balaklava - Ph 8862 1074

Kelly Taylor 0458 699 087 - App only

Marc’s Meats

Incl GST

Lic No. A000 1347

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

9 Howe Street, Balaklava Ph: 8862 1977 Fax: 8862 1997 Email

Crash Repairs

Lic No BLD198659

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


Lic No’s: PGE 2045 & ACRS: A001510

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

for just

LPG Gas Refills

Cunninghams Balaklava

8.5Kg to 9kg $19.50

Railway Terrace, Balaklava - Ph: 8862 2158 Email: 3 Air Liquide 3 Liquid arc, 3 Welding equipment 3 Welding gases

• Smaller bottles filled too • Cash sales only • When coming to Adelaide get your gas refills 3 Wheat 3 Pellets 3 Charcoal 3 Dry Dog Food

Ca$h for Can$ & Bottle$

F.Stephens & Son P/L Phone: 8280 8277

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

For a free quote call Martin 0417 454 395


Lot A Taylors Rd, Waterloo Cnr, just off Pt Wakefield Rd on left after expressway bridge


Computer Services


Glass & Glazing


Business 22

Mid North Computer Services Built to order from top quality brands

• • • •

Laptops Desktops Printers Upgrades

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

Goldney Welding



Grants Grants Glass Glazing Glass & &Glazing

Fast, friendly service Fast, friendly service Windows

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

Grant McDonald

Grant McDonald

Mob. 0409 248 234

Fax. (08) 8523 3227 Mob. 0409 248 234 Fax. (08) 8523 3227

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Handyman Service

Rod’s Handyman Ser vice

PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: FAX: 8862 1997 Plumber


Balaklava Newsagency

Call Rod: 0458 742 259

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



Serving Balaklava and surrounding towns

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

No job too small !

Lic No. PGE203573


Your Family Hairdresser

• Men's $15 • Ladies $17 • Senior rates • Kids $9-$13 • Wash, cut, blow dry or set $28 Open: Monday & Tuesday


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

Keanan 0438 641 032

Balaklava Agency Ph: 8862 1333 Fax: 8862 1007

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



T.A Redden

Perms from $40

Stock Agent

Lic No. R27142


• Free Quotes


Your own local store!

Call Trish on 0410 692 789 or 8527 2696

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

13 Wallace Street Ph. 8862 1571, Fax 8862 2096




Balaklava Shearing Shed Upmarket salon with cheap country prices • Kiddies haircut corner • Beauty & private waxing room

21 Edith Tce, Balaklava - Ph 8862 1629

WH Treverton PAINTER

24 George St, Balaklava - Ph:8862 1441

Insurance David Lester Insurance Agencies

Rural Supplies


Balaklava and surrounding areas Local family business 3 Flies and 3 Termites Mosquitoes 3 Rodents 3 Bird Proofing 3 Spiders 3 Rabbits 3 Cockroaches P: 8862 1832 M: 0421 517 708 E:


1 Edith Terrace, Balaklava Phone 8862 1477


Salt Damp Solutions

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High End Quality, Low End Prices Dave Martin Mobile

0412 042 061

Dave Williams Mobile

0411 278 173


Screen Printing

Tree and Stump Services


3 Specializing in large stumps 3 Locally owned and operated 3 All tree work done including pruning and removal

For friendly free quotes call John 0408 274 010

Septic Tank Cleaning

Peter Thompson Plumbing Contractor

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

Solid Plastering


Steve Robertson Plumbing & Gas

Balaklava Motors

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


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

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Tiling - Floor & Wall

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


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

“Specialising in bathroom renovations”

MICK 0407 3999 019 or DARYLE 0417 870 624

Embroidery & Screen Printing Specialist


R.T.A. AU26029




Holden Specialists Since 1930

8862 1030


Motor Vehicles

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

WillMar Maintenance

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

are available from our website

Ford motor vehicle dealers

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

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The Number 1 treatment for curing rising salt damp

Tiver Road, Evanston South Phone: 8522 5122

McCracken Ford

Phone/Fax 8862 2284

BAL A KL AVA Phone 8862 1866

Brian Riddle Pest Control

Open Days

Motor Vehicles

Phone: 8522 6504 Fax: 8523 2009

Pest Control Specialist in all types of pest control since 1984

Lic. No. PCL 5676

Tiver Rd


and Rural Merchandise

Lot 9 Kelly Road, Willaston

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

Garden Sup.

R & M Timber Supplies

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




We deliver

50 Adelaide Rd, Gawler, Ph 8523 3800

Phone 8862 1549 any time

Gawler ➞ Main North Road

Rain Water TANKS - Find us on Facebook

Office & residence - 25 Harris St, Balaklava Email -


Timber Supplies Pergolas - Carports - timber decks

• Let us customise a design for you • Installation service is available • Huge range of timber & hardware at discount prices

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

Garden Supplies

Rural Supplies

J.C. & A.J. Shepherd

For all general insurances


• Taxation consultant. • Accounting & computer services.

Phone 8862 1728

BLD Lic: 219551

Party Supplies

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

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

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

Corner of George & Scotland St

15 Railway Tce Balaklava SA 5461 Home phone: 8862 1509

Cutz ‘N ’ Curlz Hair & beauty

Free quotes

Wayne 0417 889 753


Peter Harcourt & Co

n a ig d a M k ic M

BLD Lic. 46967

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

Tree Lopping

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

Truck & Trailer Repairs

Pratt Contracting


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

Phone Andrew Pratt 0438 845 214 or 8528 6054 (after hours) E:


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Focus on climate and cropping PRIMARY producers and members of the Crop Science Society (CSS) of South Australia will be among the first to hear the results of three years climate research at a special dinner meeting in at Roseworthy Agricultural College next Wednesday night. The latest cropping adaptation research findings will be presented by South Australian Research and Development Institute’s (SARDI) Principal Scientist, Dr Peter Hayman. Dr Hayman is working directly with SA farmers to assess the impact of climate change on local farming systems as part the Australian Government’s $46.2 million Climate Change Research Program (CCRP).

Livestock producers have also been invited to hear Dr Nick Edwards discuss the feed efficiency gains highlighted through the Reducing Emissions from Livestock Research Program (RELRP). Julie Gaglia from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) said the Australian government had invested more than $46 million in research and on-farm demonstration of new technologies and management practices.

“The Roseworthy dinner will give farmers the chance to meet researchers and learn how they can manage the impacts of the changing climate and take advantage of the opportunities it presents,” she said. Dr Hayman said it’s important the research is applicable to farmers and land managers and their properties. “Through the CCRP, we have modelled a range of different management options that have been put forward by farming groups which we hope will give producers choices now and into the future,” he said. The dinner will be held at the Roseworthy dining room from 6.30pm to 9.15pm on Wednesday, February 15.

‘Grass Gro’ monitors livestock

LIVESTOCK producers looking at the ever-evolving practices of the industry should attend the dinner at Roseworthy next Wednesday. SARDI senior research officer, Melissa Rebbeck, will be outlining the likely effects of changing seasonal conditions on pasture growth and livestock using a computer modelling tool, called Grass Gro. Ms Rebbeck said data was fed into Grass Gro for any structure


of livestock enterprise. Data includes birth rates, weaning dates, soil types, pasture consumed, local rainfall, animal growth rates and future projected rainfall for any future time period, up to 2030.

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FORM 1 LIQUOR LICENSING ACT, 1997 NOTICE OF APPLICATION Burandale PTY LTD has applied to the Licensing Authority for alterations, redefinition and a variation to extended trading authorisation to a hotel licence in respect of premises situated at: 9 Edith Terrace, Balaklava, SA 5461 and known as: Royal Hotel

The following has been sought in the application: • Alterations & redefinition to include new verandah area • Variation to extended trading authorisation to include the above mentioned area • Entertainment consent to include the above mentioned area The application has been set down for hearing on 14/03/2012 at 9.30am. Any person may object to the application by lodging a notice of objection in the prescribed form with the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner, (and serving a copy of the notice on the applicant) at least 7 days before the hearing date (viz 07/03/2012). The applicant's address for service is: C/- Burandale Pty Ltd, 9 Edith Tce, Balaklava SA 5461 The application and certain documents and material (including plans) relevant to the application may be inspected without fee at a place and during a period specified by the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner, Chesser House, Level 3, 91-97 Grenfell St, Adelaide SA 5000 Ph: 8226 8655 Fax: 8226 8512 Email olgc@ Dated: 01/02/2012 Applicant: Burandale Pty Ltd

Proposed Development Mallala Oval

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tool to go around with to different workshops and present it to different groups of farmers and look at different management options both now and in the future,” Ms Rebbeck said. “What we’re finding is most viable options now, under variable seasonal conditions, stand up in the future under climate change.” Ms Rebbeck will be expanding on the subject, with in-depth demonstrations.

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“Then we run the model and we look at how that system will perform in the future,” Ms Rebbeck explained. The tool then identifies management options to get the best gross margins and optimal feed or ground cover. It also considers feed required, sale weights and a whole range other contributing factors, including optimum lambing and calving rates and preferred pasture species. “It’s been a really powerful

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Contact Shayn 8862 1222

The District Council of Mallala has received a formal application from the Mallala & Districts Lions Club Incorporated seeking to construct an ablutions block (toilet / shower facility) on Council owned / controlled land being the Mallala Oval, Wasleys Road, Mallala, SA 5502 CT Reference 5539/630. The proposed location of the facility is the North/East corner of the allotment and is intended to provide toilet and shower facilities, supporting the use of the area as a short term camping area. In accordance with Section 50 of the Local Government Act 1999 and Council’s Community Consultation Policy and Community Management Plans, interested persons are invited to make written submissions on the proposed development. The development may be viewed at Councils Principal Office – 2a Wasleys Road Mallala, the Two Wells Service Centre, 69 Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells or on Councils website at A report on this matter will be prepared for Council’s consideration; written submissions are encouraged and must be received by close of business on Friday March 9, 2012. If you require further information on this proposal please contact Mr. Peter Sellar on the details below. Submissions must be in writing and forwarded to: Mr. Peter Sellar General Manager Corporate & Community Services District Council of Mallala PO Box 18, Mallala SA 5502 8527 0200 Or by email to Please Note: All written submissions shall become public record and may form part of a report to Council. It is the responsibility of the author to notify Council in writing if they wish their correspondence to remain confidential. Plains Producer, Wednesday February 8, 2012

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PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: FAX: 8862 1997 DEADLINE: 5pm Monday

For rent

Balaklava newly renovated 3 bedrooms, freshly painted, low maintenance garden, close to shops and schools, off street parking, $240 per week, no pets. Phone 0439 828 234. Shed storage - large 3 bay shed available for storage in Balaklava. Can rent out all or part of the shed, P.O.A. Enquiries please phone 0418 621 745.

Three bedrooms, dishwasher, air-conditioned, quiet street. $195pw. No pets. 8862 1728.

For Sale

14 foot Windsor family caravan. New reverse cycle air conditioning, near new full annexe, electric breaks, good condition, $5,500, reg no. YEN 552. Phone 0407 329 547. 1998 Winnebago Isuzu 250, auto, diesel, five berth, with all extras includes TV. Declining heath reason for sale. $55,000 includes GST. Contact Marty 0439 848 491.

2005 Hyundai Getz 5 speed manual two door hatch. One owner, full service history. Registration until May 2012, reg XHB 096. 124,000km. Excellent condition. Lots of features. $7,790 ono. 0427 999 011.

Chooks young Isa brown layer hens ready to go, Mallala. Phone 8527 2343. Commercial trailer 5x19, 100 wide, tilt 3.6m, storage box,1400, heavy duty axles, sunraiser landcruiser rims, roller springs, electric breaks, $4,500 o.n.o. Contact Graham 0412 301 861 a/hours and weekends.

Firewood - Beat the price rise. Get in early before winter. Top quality split red gum. Discount for bulk loads. 1 tonne $270, 1/2 tonne $135. Delivery charges may apply. All loads weighted. Phone 0412 887 040.

Firewood - mixed gum and mallee $200 per tonne. Free delivery in local area. Phone 0458 799 577.

For Sale - 2 new cyclone 6 line netting $100 each. Treated pine posts and strainers, various sizes from $5. 3 rolls double galv fencing wire $25 each. 5 lengths unused perma pine timber 6100L x 130W x 40T $30 or 5 for $125. Various Oregon and jarrah timber. Cement rough 5m 2 section $50. 2 wheel trailer, h/duty L/Cr wheels and axle, lockable metal canopy, good order, $400 o.n.o. Antique platform scales with weights $50. Have a look! Make an offer! Peter 8528 6073 or 0437 286 073.

Hyperlite wake board, ex demo, with Spin boots and bindings, $200 o.n.o. Phone 0438 041 491. Magna executive V6, 1993, white, auto, tow bar, air conditioning, service regularly, good condition, with good tyres. Selling due to illness, $1,500, reg no. VKY 659. Phone 0432 086 169.

Scorpion pure sine wave 1000 W 240v 50hz 12v DC generator, $200. Phone 0418 824 993. Small square bales oaten hay $4. Proceeds to Skate Park. Phone 8862 1151.

For Sale

Steel tray ch/p floor suit F-Series Ford or similar 2.1m x 2.75m mud flaps, lights $200 o.n.o. Dublin. Phone 8529 2320.


Tiller - Wegener. Jeremy and Michelle are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their third beautiful daughter “Taliesha Rose Tiller’ on 01/02/2012, weighing 7lb. A treausred baby sister for Gemma and Yasmine. Thank you to Dr. Holmes, midwives and staff at Clare Hospital with special mention and heart felt thanks to midwife Cate.

Tiller - Peter and Meredith welcome with love a precious baby grand daughter Taliesha Rose born on 01/02/2012 at Clare Hospital. A darling daughter for Jeremy & Michelle and baby sister for Gemma and Yasmine.

Birthday Memoriam Tiller - Christopher Scott. 10/02/1972 to 20/09/2008. Well you would have been 40 this year, and wouldn’t we have partied! Love you and miss you every single moment of every single day. Love and kisses, Sash, Nic & Lil xxx.

Tiller - Christopher Scott. 10/02/1972 to 20/09/2008. Your special day we cannot share, but in our hearts you are always there. We have such lovely memories, but we wish we still had you. Love to Sascha, Nicola and Lily. Special thoughts on your 40th Birthday. Dad & Mum, Shane, Matt, Jamie and families.


Young - Trevor Allen. Passed away suddenly on February 3, 2012. Aged 66 years. Much loved husband of Glenys. Loving father and father-in-law of Sharon and Stewart, Brett and Laurene, Paul and Rebecca. Treasured Pa of Caitlyn, Tyler, Emily, Sarah and Harrison. “Weep not that he has gone but smile that he has been” Taylor & Forgie

Young - Trevor Allen. Dad you helped create our beautiful garden that we can look at everyday and think of you. You were always building and fixing something and Stewart will certainly miss his right hand man, good mate and the best father-in-law that anyone could ask for. The kids will miss their taxi driver and me the early morning visits and just knowing that you were just around the corner if we needed you. You were so pleased the day you decided to move back to Balaklava it was as if you moved back home. We will look after Mum for you and I am sure that the gardens in heaven are in good hands, and will be well looked after. Missing you heaps. Lots of precious memories. Keep mowing!! Dad. Love Sharon, Stewart, Caitlyn & Tyler. YOUNG - Trevor Allen. Pa, I will miss our special times together and our play fights. It’s so hard knowing that you wont be there in our special spot to pick me up from school, when I send a txt to say “come and get me please pa”. Nanna will now have to be my taxi driver. Was looking forward to our fishing trips. Love you so much. Tyler (Jock!)

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Young - Why did you have to go. You were taken from us way to soon. You were my rock, my idol and my champion. Now that you are gone I just know that you are that bright shining star looking down on us. I just wish that I could see your face again and say goodbye - but I know now that the wish is never coming true. All I have now are those precious memories with you and a heart that will always hurt. I love you forever and you were and always will be my Pa. Love Caitlyn. Young - Trevor Allen. Loving big brother of Kaye and David Lamond. Uncle of Andrew (dec), Julie and Glenn, Stuart and Tanya, Brenton and Hanah and families. Well mate, work is done and lawns are mowed. Rest now. Love Kaye.

Young - Trevor. Muched loved brother and brotherin-law of Dean and Marg. Loved uncle of Kimberly and John, Nathan and Sarah and their children Hamish, Joshua and Elijah and Flynn, Alexa and Halle. Treasured memories of all the happy times we had together. Young - Trevor. We will remember him as a kind and generous man who was like a grandpa to Flynn, Alexa and Halle. He will be sadly missed. Our heart goes out to Glenys and family. He will remain in our hearts forever. Love Nathan, Sarah, Flynn, Alexa and Halle. xxx

Young - Trevor. The gardens you helped create will be a living memory to you. Graham and Muriel Moulds and all their families. Young - Trevor. Dear friend and neighbour of Felicity and Stan, treasured uncle of Nathan and Sarah and adopted uncle of Rachel, Wayne, Emily and Jamie. He will be sadly missed, but we know he will continue to look over us from above. Deepest sympathy to Glenys and family xxx

Young - Trevor. You left us so suddenly, but with memories we are proud to hold. Your life was full of loving deeds, never a visit without a smile. You were a friend and family, in our hearts you rest with love. Glenys, you are in our thoughts, our love to you and the family. Emily and Jamie xx.

Young - Trevor Allen. Always had a cheeky comment, a friend and support when bus was late, would come looking with that twitch wire to get the kids to school on time. Love to Gleny’s, Sharon, Brett, Paul and Partners and Gran kids. Kossie & Pete.

In Memoriam

Hudson - Rylah Jaih 12/02/2011. We long to feel the soft weight of you to welcome you home, with kisses on silky round cheeks. Instead our arms ache with the weight of your absence, the empty places that were ment for you to grow into. Our love for you will last an eternity. Our hopes and dreams now carried on the fragile wings of each butterfly passing compelling us to pause, to savour each moment, each flutter in our hearts. One year has passed and we miss you and love you with every single second of every single day. Rest in peace our sweet little angel. Love forever Mummy, Daddy and Keaton. xxx

Return Thanks

Gould - Kevin. Anne, David, Carol, Sharon and families wish to thank everyone for their expressions of sympathy, flowers and cards, on the loss of Kevin. Husband, their Dad, beloved Pa to Niki, Simon, Shae, Kimberly and Tahlia, his special one.

Thank you


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

Public Notice

Wanted to Buy

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

Gill- Joan, The family sincerely thank friends for cards and expressions of sympathy following her death, and your thoughtful donations to Mill Court.

Coming Events

Hummocks Netball Club

General Meeting Monday February 13

7.30pm at the Pt Wakefield Clubrooms • Positions including coaches to be filled, HNC Constitution to be reviewed • Pre-season begins Wed Feb 8, 6.30pm at Port Wakefield All apologies to Bonnie Nicholls 0429 662 273

Balaklava Football & Netball Club

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 1992, 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.

Registration Night Friday February 17 6 - 8pm at Balaklava Sports Club

FOOTBALL: • Junior Football Grades • Queries to Peter Butterfield 0417 884 877 NETBALL: • All Grades, including Net-Set-Go • Late registrations may not be accepted • Senior selections Monday nights at 6.30pm, Feb 27, Mar 5 & 12 • Juniors wishing to try out are welcome • Junior training starts March 15 at 4pm Queries to Angela Battle 8862 1750

Virginia Rams Football & Netball Club

Family Fun Day & Registration Day Come out and prepare yourself for a season full of fun and success

Sunday February 19 10am to 4pm

• Special guest players from the Port Power and Magpies Football Teams • FREE BBQ & refreshments • Jumping castle for the kids

Come and watch the Netball Challenge A1 Women vs A Grade Men


Situations Vacant

OPERATIONS MANAGER JMJ Pty Ltd is seeking a reliable, motivated individual to manage the day to day operation of a number of poultry farms in the Central to Mid North Region. The role is not a 9-5 job and you may be required to work outside normal business hours. This position requires someone who has the ability to work autonomously. Leadership, strong communication skills and the ability to be a problem solver are essential qualities. Key Responsibilities are: • The hiring/dismissal of staff, • Performance reviews, creating job specs, assigning duties. • Implementing repair / maintenance programs. • Being the point of contact for the directors, processing plant personnel, service personnel and staff. • Must be hands on i.e. must have agricultural / mechanical experience to draw from in order to solve problems. • Must be able to work within budget guidelines. Knowledge of occupational health and safety advantageous. To be considered for this position please send your resume and a covering letter to; by Friday February 24, 2012. Salary negotiable based on qualifications and experience.




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Experienced Welder

Cunninghams Balaklava is a general engineering and manufacturing company for the agricultural sector. A vacancy exists for an experienced welder, with the potenital to make it a permanent position. To apply call Shane on 8862 2158

CUNNINGHAMS BALAKLAVA Crn Railway Tce & Phillips St - Ph: 8862 2158



Great job, great place, have a sea change - you’ll love it. Ph 88671223


Timber work, Welding - Someone with good knowledge. Ph 88671223



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CASH for cans and bottles, Owen Recycling - 18 Railway Terrace, Owen.  Wednesday 10am - 5pm; Saturday 10am - 1pm or by  at Balaklava Horizon Centre appointment. Phone  0428 890 107.  

Sunday February 19 - 6pm


Sharemarket workshop every Wednesday night, 6pm. Learn to create never ending income. Ph 8862 1442.

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.

Coming Events


DOG Training Club Resumes for 2012

Mon Evenings 6.30pm at Ralli Park • Cancelled if over 32°c at 5pm

✤ Lively Music ✤ Speaker: Pastor Carl Haasbroek ✤ Pooled supper to follow

Everyone Welcome

Lower North Cricket Club Presents

Mahatma Cote Wayne Phillips Saturday March 3 7pm at Balaklava Sports Club

• Cost $40 - includes 2 course meal To book a ticket or table call Hayden Battle 0438 621 750, Leigh Wright 0407 621 721, Sean William 0428 859 852

Mid North

Balaklava Tidy Towns

Tuesday February 14, 2012


Staff Required

For busy diner at Lower Light

Phone Tracey 8520 2885 or 0408 745 859

Position 1 • MC Licence preferred, not essential • Work involves handling of general freight, hay, straw and wool cartage with some tipper work Position 2 • MC Licence • B-Double tipper work for movements of grain and fertilizer

Phone enquiries to Vin Callery: 0418 831 086

Plains Producer Photo Re-Prints Available Online


Casual Library Customer Service Officer

carried out. A great  opportunity & change for you. Ph 88671223 


  To build Annexes, Make blinds, Shades, some  Upholstery required. We need the best. Ph 88671223  Council wishes to employ people who NO TIME WASTERS & IMMEDIATE START  have an interest in a customer service  role and are willing to be called in to Highway 1, Port Wakefield SA 5550 Forward resumes to work at short notice  and work out of  normal business hours at the Clare and Saddleworth Libraries.  

Customer relations skills and experience in interacting with the general public, including interpreting and resolving enquiries, is essential. An appreciation and/ or experience with office administrative practices, use of the internet, and experience in computing concepts including database maintenance, will be highly regarded. Enquiries and requests for the job description to be directed to Ms Heather Lymburn, on 88423817 email: lymburn. or Council’s website Applications close Friday Feb 24, 2012, addressed Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council 4 Gleeson Street, CLARE 5453 Roy Blight Chief Executive Officer


12-month Appointment Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North are seeking a professional with the vision to initiate and facilitate sustainable workforce development across the region; Situations Vacant develop networks and industry linkages; identify and develop proposals for strategic training and at employment initiatives and support Description, available organisation goals and regional strategies. A or contact 1300 742 414 for further information.key role will be the project management of the SA Government funded South Australia Works – Applications close 5pm on June 16, 2011. Working Regions program.


Situations Vacant

CARAVAN BUILDER  You must be in the know on all work


Ph Jill 8862 1016

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Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North is funded by the Australian, South Australian and Local Government and encompasses the local government districts of Barunga West, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, Copper Coast, Goyder, Mount Remarkable, Northern Areas, Orroroo Carrieton, Peterborough, Port Pirie, Wakefield and Yorke Peninsula. A salary of $60,000-$63,000 per annum plus superannuation and a fully maintained vehicle is offered dependent upon skills and experience. The position is located at Kadina with travel throughout the region required.

Applicants must provide a Cover Letter and address the Essential Criteria contained in the available at Position Description, or contact 1300 742 414 for further information. Applications close 5pm February 22, 2012


Saddleworth Library & Community Centre - Two Positions

Library Coordinator (Full Time 38 hours per week)

Library Assistant (Part Time, 16 hours per week)

An opportunity exists for two people to be part of the Library service team based at Saddleworth Library & Community Centre. Library coordinator The successful applicant would be able to participate in a team approach to the day to day operational and staff and volunteer supervision requirements of both the Library and Council functions of the Saddleworth library and community centre and the Auburn Library. A strong commitment to Customer relations and experience in interacting with the general public, including interpreting and resolving enquiries, is essential. A Library Technicians qualification would be highly regarded. Library Assistant The successful applicant will need a good appreciation and/or experience with general library practices and procedures, use of the internet, and basic computing concepts, including word processing and database maintenance. Good communication skills and experience in interacting with the general public from a customer service perspective is also essential. Both positions require an understanding of the needs of Saddleworth and District Community and a capacity to build and maintain relationships and a demonstrable connection with and or involvement with the Saddleworth District Community would be an advantage. An active contribution in the development and delivery of various education and storytelling programs and various other promotional events is also a requirement of both positions. Enquiries and requests for the job descriptions may be directed to: Ms Heather Lymburn, Library Manager, on telephone 8842 3817, e: or c/w: Applications close by COB Friday Feb 24, 2012, at Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council, 4 Gleeson Street, CLARE 5453 Roy Blight Chief Executive Officer Plains Producer, Wednesday February 8, 2012


PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: FAX: 8862 1997

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Ranging from 15 – 38 hours per week. Permanent rostered shifts. Applications including 2 referees in writing to Manager of Childcare Services 15 Scotland Street Balaklava, 5461 or Email

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The vendor's statement relating to matters affecting the advertised properties in this publication may be inspected at the agent's office three business days prior to auction or at the place of auction 30 minutes before sale.


2 Virgo Terrace


Character & Location

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

The right price, in the right position and it’s priced for a quick sale. This is a 3 bedroom stone cottage with a bull nose front veranda that is situated on a good sized block. The kitchen is fully functional and the bathroom and laundry areas are basic but usable. The lounge has a slow combustion heater and the long hallway links all the main rooms. The home could do with some renovations but it is priced right and has some real potential with some TLC. There is a full width rear veranda across the back of the home. Outbuildings consist of a car garage set to the one side of the back yard allowing room for any other things you may wish to do in the yard along with a garden or storage shed. Get in quick as this one will sell quickly, It’s great value for money.

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Grants “Real Plumbing at Realstic Prices” Glass & Glazing Grant McDonald

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Vacant Land

Wattle Ridge Estate Stage 2

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

Pt Wakefield $285,000

Balaklava $189,000 12 Higham Ave

Superbly renovated & set on 1021m2

Affordable home & it’s brand new never lived in

21 Company Street

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

• New kitchen • 2 great sized double bedrooms • Surprisingly large bathroom • Easy care garden • Carport • Separate car garage

Balaklava $199,000 38 Humphrey Street

Balaklava $230,000 29 Walsh Street

Balaklava 9 Harris Street

3 bedroom stone cottage in an excellent position

3 Bedroom Double Brick Home

Old world charm & a huge block (2515m2 approx)

• 3 Double bedrooms • Very functional kitchen • Large lounge • Fully renovated bathroom • Ducted air conditioning • Double carport

Tania & Peter Butterfield Mobile: 0417 884 877 Office: 08 8862 2172 Fax: 08 8862 1280

• 3 Bedrooms • Large dine in kitchen • Reverse cycle air conditioner • Roomy laundry • Roller shutter main bedroom • Pergola




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

RLA 150 881


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Baske tball springs back into act ion

Balaklava Gold downs Wakefield Another round of matches concluded last weekend with interesting results noted across all divisions. The feature Division One match saw the top two sides, Port Wakefield and Balaklava Gold compete for the right to lead the competition. At the end of the day, only nine shots separated the two sides. Trevor Clifford (BGo) had a narrow six shot win over Greg McPharlin (PW), while Taylor (BGo) was successful over John Cicolella (PW) by four shots. Will McPharlin’s (PW) defeat of Peter Thompson (BGo) by a solitary shot in the final rink, though, was not sufficient to cover the other results. Balaklava Gold emerged victors on the day. Riverton travelled to Hamley Bridge endeavouring to record a much needed win. However, the home side had other plans and easily accounted for the Riverton side by 21 shots. Philip Rex (HB) accounted for Neil Rogers (R) by 23 shots, while Anthony O’Brien (HB) accounted for Barry Mullins (R) by eight shots. Riverton’s only success was Griffiths’ 10 shot win over Barry Smith (HB).

REPORT: By John Glistak, WMBA secretary Balaklava Green’s improvement over recent weeks continued with Owen’s colours being lowered last Saturday by the final margin of 14 shots. The home side had all rinks up – Michael Olsen (BGr) one shot up over Graham Simpson (O), David Lamond (BGr) four shots up over Brian Parker (O), and Chris Cowan (BGr) accounting for Tim Harkness (O) by nine shots. Wasleys and Mallala contested the final Division One match of the day; a clash which proved to be the closest of the games. Only three shots finally separated the two sides with Mallala emerging victors despite having only one rink up. Ken Roberts’ (M) solid 21 shot win over Nicolai (W) was just adequate to cover for Peter Furst’s (M) 11 shot loss to Olive (W) and Ian Stuart’s (M) seven shot loss to Wayne Grady (W).

n BASKETBALL is back! After a long Christmas/New Year break, players hit the Ralli Park courts Friday night for the return of the Adelaide Plains competition. Pictured is Kerri Blackwell, Long Plains trying to get around Owen Opal, Alison Schahinger for a shot at goal. The Women’s Division A match resulted in a 3125 win to the Opals.

n Continued page 18

n Read Three Points’ report, page 17

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